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Masonic Caves at Volcano

Up near Jackson California is a tiny town called Volcano. Volcano has a Masonic Lodge and a cave that is open to the public. The first meetings of Volcano Lodge were held in these caves.

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Public Schools Night

On April 18th, Modesto Lodge 206, hosted Public Schools night with our speaker, Tom Changnon, Superintendent of Public Education for Stanislaus County. Tom was our speaker last year, and he came back and updated us with the current status of … Continue reading

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Travel to Keystone Lodge #161 in Milton

On April 6, a large contingent of Modesto #206 brethren joined our fellows from Hornitos #98 to make the trip out to Keystone Lodge #161 in Milton. Milton is a very small town east of Stockton. If you blink, you … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Planting remarks

  Thank you all for coming… This week is Arbor week in the State of California. I wanted to take this opportunity to plant a Pomegranate tree to celebrate the fecundity of our lodge, receiving so many new candidates who … Continue reading

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On Advancement and Masonic Proficiencies

Advancement and Masonic Proficiencies In order to advance from one Masonic Degree to the next it is necessary that a candidate pass a satisfactory examination on certain aspects of our Ritual. Every Master Mason has traveled this path and achieving … Continue reading

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3rd degree at Escalon

Recalling my own raising nearly 9 years ago by my Modesto brethren at the Escalon lodge, I was happy to be present at brother Lee’s raising. There were 5 current Masters present at this important day in Bro. Lee’s masonic … Continue reading

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Master and Wardens Retreat

Every year, the Grand Lodge of California holds a number of retreats for the leaders of its constituent lodges. Last year, they started to hold the Wardens’ retreats and the Masters’ retreats concurrently which has allowed all the pillared officers … Continue reading

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Sweethearts Dinner

We had our Sweetheart Dinner on Valentine’s Day this year, February 14th, that fell on a Thursday, which doesn’t happen too often. The dinner was well attended with about 55 guests, including our Special Ladies. Dinner included rosemary chicken, oven … Continue reading

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Range Night

Modesto Masons count many lovers of liberty among our ranks, and with some of them, we visited a new shooting range in Modesto on February 20th. They had two sets of 5 lanes, brand new equipment and a heavy emphasis … Continue reading

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Trestleboard – March 2013

March 2013 Trestleboard Highlights: “Winds of March” Bean Potluck Dinner prior to Stated Meeting De Molay Advisor training and development meeting Pomegranate Tree Planting Cigar Night (at Lodge) 1st Degrees Ladies’ Night Out

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