November 2012 Trestleboard

Wausau Trestleboard
October 2012

Download a .pdf Version of the TrestleBoard here.

What would the perfect Lodge be like? Well, first we’d have perfect ritual work and several Brothers who knew each part. We’d have compelling social events that everyone wanted to attend. We would offer frequent Masonic education programs that taught valuable lessons about the many varied aspects of our Fraternity. We would hold fund-raising events so that we could contribute to worthy charities in our community and elsewhere. We would attend Grand Lodge and district meetings. We would visit other Lodges, hold Past Masters nights, Friends Day, Ladies and Widows Nights. We would even turn in our budgets on time!

But would that be enough? Is that what it takes to have the perfect Lodge? There is a certain hollow feeling to the list above. There’s something missing and it was brought home to me like a whack on the head this month. If a Brother’s wife passed, would we send a card? Call? Attend the funeral? Visit and listen? If a Brother was sick would we visit him in the hospital? Or send a card? What if we didn’t know about it? Then are we off the hook? Well, no. And that’s where we fall short without knowing it. We must make an effort to know our Brothers better, those who attend Lodge and those who don’t, so that we can be there to help share our Brothers’ joys and sorrows. All of us, whether we are active in Lodge or not. Promised to be ready to go on foot and out of our way…That may be the biggest step we could make towards becoming the perfect Lodge. And it is a 2-way street. Someday it will be us who needs a visit. It is not enough to send a card. Make the extra effort. Mea culpa.

Looking forward to seeing you in (and out of) Lodge!
Yours truly in Peace and Harmony,
Dan Maguire, WM

Note the electronic Trestleboard is published monthly. Changes in dates and or times are reflected on our Calendar Page, which is updated as needed.

Forest Lodge No. 130, F & A.M.
Nov 7th — 7:00 PM Stated Meeting; Election 2013 Officers
Dec 5th — 7:00 PM Stated Meeting

Mosinee Lodge No. 318, F & A.M.
Nov 3rd — 7:00 PM Stated Meeting, FC & MM Degrees
Nov 15th — 7:00 PM Stated Meeting; Election of Officers

Virginia Falls Lodge No. 226, F & A.M.
Nov 13th — 7 PM Stated
Oct 27th — 7 PM Stated

Wisconsin Valley Shrine Club
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Club meets every Friday for a noon luncheon at the Wausau Elks Club.

Wausau York Rite
Nov 20th — 7:00 PM. Stated Meeting, Chapter and Council
Noov 8th — 7:00 PM. Stated Meeting, Commandery

Scottish Rite Club
Meets for breakfast at 7:00 AM 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays at Perkins.

Wisconsin Valley Shrine Auxiliary
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Auxiliary will meet Friday, November 19th for a noon luncheon and meeting at the Elks Club. The program will be presented by Jayna Hintz regarding programs at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.

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