Category Archives: Traveling

Trestleboard – September 2013

Trestleboard for Modesto #206 – September 2013 Busy month – Sept. 4 – Sojourn to Mosaic #218 Livermore 6:15 dinner/ RSVP required; stated 7:30 (all Masons welcome) Sept. 5 – September Stated meeting, dinner 6:30 & meeting 7:30 pm Sept. … Continue reading

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Close friendships, long distances

Masonry unites men of every country, sect and opinion; and causes true friendship to exist among those who might otherwise have remained at a perpetual distance. On Tuesday, July 30th, we were honored by the visit of Wor. Bro. Cecil … Continue reading

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East Belt – Tuolumne #8

On July 9th, a number of sojourners met for dinner in Jamestown and then up to Sonora to visit the East Belt – Tuolumne Lodge #8. What a beautiful lodge! Modesto accompanied Wor. Daley and Sojourners from Oak Summit and … Continue reading

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Fete de la St. Jean

EAs to Past Masters from Modesto #206 sojourned to this year’s Feast of the Holy Saint John, held in accordance with the French Ritual traditionally preserved by La Parfaite Union No. 17. We traveled to the Basque Cultural Center in … Continue reading

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Rafting Trip and BBQ 2013

At its highly anticipated annual event, Modesto #206 braved the elements and enjoyed a wild morning rafting down the ferocious Stanislaus River. Well, maybe not too ferocious. Twelve brothers, their ladies and friends took to the chilly waters bright and … Continue reading

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Relinquished the Traveling Gavel

Wor. Dave Daley returned with a large contingent of our brothers from Oak Summit to retrieve the Traveling Gavel. We were happy to have 16 more brothers to fill the house, but sad to see the gavel go. After a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Traveling to Oak Summit #112

On Tuesday, February 19th, sixteen brothers traveled up the foothills to enjoy the fellowship and fine fare at Oak Summit in Knights Ferry. Thank you Wor. Daley and the brethren of Oak Summit. There were four current Masters present – … Continue reading

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