Worshipful Master
WB Steve Wandel

WB James Larson


Robert Burns #243 Trestleboard

 August 2008



Master's Jewel      From the East



Summer is nearly over unfortunately but it�s been a great one for my family and I.  The annual Robert Burns campout and picnic was last weekend [15-17 Aug.] and we had a great time.  There were 15 people at the salmon BBQ on Saturday and the fellowship went into the night.  For those of you that didn�t make it, you missed some great weather, great food, and lots of good old fashioned story telling around the fire pit (no fires, just the fire pit due to hot, dry weather).  I want to thank everyone that couldn�t camp, but took time to come out and party on Saturday.

I hope that your summer has been rewarding as well.  There is just one last thing that we need to do before we open lodge again in September and that is the CHIP booth at the Evergreen State Fair on Friday, August 29th.  I want to thank everyone that signed-up to work the booth and I will hopefully be getting the entry passes and possibly a car pass or two out as soon as possible.

Yes our next stated meeting is just around the corner, September 2nd and I�m asking that everyone invite a brother to lodge because it will be �fill the Lodge� night.  It will also be casual dress night so wear comfortable clothes.  If you have a friend or acquaintance that would make a good potential Mason, this would be a great opportunity to invite them to our dinner before Lodge.

September 16th was going to be the Rusty Masons Degree, but with all the new candidates and needed degree work, we will be doing a 1st Degree for at least one new member.

So, as summer officially comes to an end, plan on attending Lodge for it should be a fun and busy fall session with lots to do. Until then, do good onto all�.


Steven Wandel

Worshipful Master




Masonic Trivia:

Paul Revere was a mason, as was his cohort Robert Newman, who hung the lantern in the old North Church.




What: . . . . . . . . . . .Lunch

When . . . . . . . . . . .Last Friday of each Month

Where . . . . . . . . . . 'Oasis' at the Nile

Time . . . . . . . . . . . 11:30 'Til ?

Bring a guest and enjoy!


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