Monthly Archives: July 2011

River Rafting on the Stanislaus River

A highlight of this year’s calendar is the river rafting trip we took on Saturday June 18th. Fifteen people paddled their way from the Knights Ferry lauching site near the Army Corp of Engineers building to the landing at Orangeblossom … Continue reading

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Chili Cook-off Winners: Chuck and Patti Heckendorf

Congratulations to our Chili Cook-off winners!  The first place winner was Chuck, followed by Dan Johnson in second, and Bryan Martin in third.  See the video links below for a short interview with each of the six competitors. [Stay tuned … Continue reading

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August 2011 Trestleboard

August 2011 Trestleboard

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Child ID at Stanislaus County Fair

Every year, the Shriners bring their trailer out and the local Lodges take turns operating the equipment.  Friday was Modesto’s turn and we ID’d dozens of children.  In addition to the service work, there is a lot of fun to … Continue reading

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Mason of the Year 2011: Lonnie Sorci

Excellence in Service to the Lodge Lonnie with Mason of the Year Award from Most Worshipful Grand Master Bill Bray III. Every year, the Master is given the honor of selecting one member of his lodge in recognition of his … Continue reading

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Pool Tournament Winners: Richard Crane and Luciano

This year’s Pool Tournament on July 21st was a blast.  Eighteen players competed in a single elimination contest.  In years past, many of the wins came by the opponent scratching on the eight ball.  This year skill prevailed, and each … Continue reading

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442nd Masonic District Joint Third Degree for Bryan Martin

Brethren from Tyrian #439 of Manteca and Modesto Lodges put on a joint third degree on Thursday July 14, at 6:30 pm for Brother Bryan Martin.  This was the first time in recent memory that such a degree has been … Continue reading

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Masonic education – July 2011

Brethren, I have asked Worshipful Farr to provide the presentation that he made to lodge at the stated meeting in July. -Admin. Freemasonry is practiced in most countries of the world and can be defined as a “peculiar system of … Continue reading

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July 2011 Trestleboard

July 2011 Trestleboard (pdf)

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Traveling News – Huntington Beach Lodge no. 380

While visiting family and friends in Southern California, I had the pleasure of traveling to Huntington Beach Lodge no. 380 for their stated meeting on July 6, 2011.  I could not have met a finer group of Brother Masons, as … Continue reading

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