March 2020 Trestleboard

Wausau Trestleboard
March 2020

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Happy Winter!!!  It seems we have had enough snow.   Writing the Master’s Message for March makes it seem like things are looking up.  Spring will be here before we know it.  I think we can struggle through our lifestyles in light of the History channel series I recently watched.   I have been watching the History channel series on Brother George Washington.  When you look at the $1.00 bill he doesn’t look like an imposing man or one that fought through one of the most difficult times in our history.  Against all odd, he took some rag tag members of society and built an army that went up against the most powerful military in the world.  To watch the trials and tribulations that he endured makes anything in our lives seem trivial.  His dedication, honor, perseverance, integrity and passion for this country made successful.  I would encourage all of you to watch this series, not only does it reflect who George Washington was as a person and as a Mason, but it gives all of us model to mirror, to be that kind of a man and Mason.   A man of honor and integrity, a man of courage, fortitude and perseverance in a world without those tenants.

As you watch this series or ponder what we stand for as Mason’s I would encourage you to follow the “Say it Out loud Rule.”  Recently we have had discussions on the proper posting of comments, pictures, commentary, satire or political bantering on social media.  I challenge you to look at your social media posts and follow the “Say it out loud rule”,  would you stand up in open lodge and read the things you have said or showed the pictures you have chosen to post?  Would you say it out loud standing in front of all the Grand Lodge Officer’s?   If we stand for and believe in our Masonic principles, then we should demonstrate those principles to those around us in our worlds.  Say it out loud before you post to avoid risk or chance of offending a Brother or to be perfectly frank, embarrass our fraternity.

Netflix Series Recommendation:  Blue Bloods

Personal note about your WM:  In 1987 I was honorable discharged from the U.S. Army at 20 years old.  Two weeks after being discharged I was hired as a Deputy Sheriff with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.  Shortly after being hired I was issued by polyester gun fighter suit, strapped on a gun, pinned on the badge and they put me to work.  No training, no field training officer and no instruction.  Well, one instruction, just drive around and don’t arrest anyone.  A couple months later I attended the police recruit academy in Eau Claire, WI.   Between 1987-1989 I worked with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Greenwood Police Department.   I turned 21 while working in Greenwood.  Brand new cop having a drink at the local bowling alley in Greenwood.  That’s where it all began!!!

Kevin R Sorenson, WM
Forest Lodge #130

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Forest Lodge No. 130, F & A.M.
March 11th — 7:00PM — Stated Communication
March 14th — Clean-up of Association Store Room
February 25th — 7:00PM — Stated Communication

The location of Forest Lodge is: 3815 Fleet Drive, Wausau, Wisconsin 54401

Wisconsin Valley Shrine Club
Our March 13th meeting will be at the Great Dane from 11.30 – 1.30. The program for the month will be Bernie Corsten, NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness NORTHWOODS.

Wausau York Rite
March 20th — St Omer Commandry Tiling at 7.00 P.M.
March 19th — York Rite Tiling at 7.00 P.M.

Scottish Rite Club
Log Cabin Restaurant at 7:00 A.M. on the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays each month.

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