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Volume Issue November 1, 2015
November/December Trestle Board
Anaheim Lodge 207 Free & Accepted Masons of the State of California
Gree ngs Brethren from the Sta on of Wisdom, I hope it goes without saying that it’s been a real honor and a pleasure serving the lodge this year but par cularly and especially to our excellent staff of officers. You all (including too many others to name) have inspired me and allowed me the support and dedica on to discharge my du es with gra tude, confidence and joy. This is truly a year that I will never forget and I thank you my brethren for the opportunity. I will look back over the years with pride and comfort knowing that we gave it our all. We have only a few more mee ngs before the year is out. November will host our usual and reg-ular elec on of officers with our public installa on that following Saturday at 5pm (dinner will be provided). It is with confident resolve that I hereby recommend our current line of officers for promo on as well as welcome Brother Ramos’ chosen appointments as addi ons to our line. I look forward and an cipate a delicious dinner and a harmonious elec on (remember the trowel’s emula on of who best can work and best agree). In December we’ll have a holiday party at our stated mee ng dinner.
By the year’s end, our staff of officers, Past Masters, visi ng Brethren and traveling companions together will have planned, par cipated, a ended and/or gave witness to over 100 mee ngs including but not limited to stated mee ngs and its dinners, degree conferrals, fund raisers, blood drives, educa on nights, officer nights out, lodge visita ons, trustees & other commi ees, qualifica ons, OCMOAs, OSIs, Secretaries, Treasurers, Masters and War-den’s Retreats, Grand Master’s Recep on, Youth Orders and Appending Bodies visita ons, Annual Communica on…and these are only the mee ngs I can remember or refer to on our official calendar but I can confirm that we had many other informal 1-on-1s, breakfasts, lunches, phone calls (some mes in the middle of the night), emails, le ers and the like. I reflect on the symbolism of the beehive and the bee in short, “[that] we should ever be industrious ones; never si ng down content while our fellow creatures around us are in want.”
I’m reminded of our departed brethren who through it all have returned to their final places of rest. I can’t help but think of the hour glass, not necessarily for its emblem of human life but its dichotomy between upper & lower, life and death, heaven and earth. Let it remind us at mes, our need to reverse our a tudes and ac ons for con nuity. I would appreciate your thoughts and prayers as my wife Nastasia and I are expec ng our first baby boy some me in early November. If I am missing from one or more of our upcoming events, I trust you’ll know why.
Finally, I ask that the Lodge be serviceable to Brother Ramos in his year as Master. He is not only willing, qualified and able but has earned the respect and affec on of all good Masons yet s ll requires our careful protec on, obedi-ence and considera on as he expounds his du es. Serving him faithfully as our new Chief will ul mately be my greatest reward from the Lodge and he and his staff of officers have my unabridged & uncondi onal support.
See ya'll at lodge. Brandon Cook Master
Brandon Cook, Master
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From the South From the West Gree ngs Brethren from the Sta on of Beauty,
As the year progress-es, we find ourselves happily engaged in the business of Ma-sonry. I just re-turned from the 166th Grand Lodge Communica on in San Fran-cisco, a meaningful and most interes ng experience. I was able to renew contacts with brothers from all over the state, as well as trade ideas and experiences. We conducted the legisla ve and heard the judicial business of the order. A report on the passed, failed and held-over ma ers will be available at the November Stated Mee ng. An overview of services and ac-
vi es of our Order were reported, from the Masonic Homes to the Masonic Service Bureau, from the Youth Groups to the Cali-fornia Masonic Founda on, as well as oth-er groups our Order is ac ve with.
Our new Grand Master is Most Worshipful M. David Perry. Very Worshipful Art Sala-zar was elected Grand Treasurer (one of our Orange County boys). I am sure he has a ght rein on the finances already.
Novembers Stated Mee ng will be our tra-di onal Swiss Steak Dinner, bring your ap-pe te and be prepared to vote in the elec-
ons that night. December’s Stated Mee ng will serve as the kickoff for the Holiday Season as well as our new Masonic Year, with our new lineup of officers. See you there!
Un l the next me, respec ully and frater-nally submi ed,
Robb Morris Junior Warden
Gree ngs Brethren from the Sta on of Strength,
Welcome to the month of November where the Lodge will be building on the Great Year our Worshipful Master Brandon Cook has given our Brothers and the Cra .
One does not become a Master Ma-son by simply being raised to that
Great Fraternity of Brotherhood. One becomes a Master Mason by embracing the principles which our ceremonies have taught us. It behooves each of us to become mem-bers of the Cra in the spirit as well the men we are. Only then will we be worthy to receive the true meaning of a Master Mason.
Whether one reaches that goal is dependent on prac c-ing the true laws of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, and to be placed as a true living stone in that Celes al temple above to be seated with our Infinite Creator. It is im-portant that we constantly strive to make smooth that rough ashlar, and embrace and follow the Great and im-portant lessons of Freemasonry, which are taught by each of the Degrees we have vowed to cherish and follow along the rough and rugged road.
To be a Brother in the Lodge and follow our footsteps to the point of being a be er man each day of life and prac-
ce hose principals that support Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth within and outside the Lodge. Be the best that you can be to yourself, your family, our Brethren, The Cra and the World. You will find Pace and Joy in your life.
As we move into the New Year for the Lodge, each of us must remember the paths we have taken to make this year successful and to build on that Founda on to make our Lodge & Cra a be er place to be for all mankind.
Thank each of you for your commitments and con nued support for The Cra and the World we all are a part of.
Fraternally, Hugo Ramos Senior Warden
Hugo Ramos, HA, Sr. Warden Rob Morris, Jr. Warden
Candidate Degree Coach Darren Campbell EA 10/15 Mort Tandy Christian DeDios FC 9/15 Nelson Echesabal Aiden Johnson EA 9/15 Matthew Reidy Mason Washington EA 7/15 Kevin Stibich Michael Smith EA 4/15 Richard Nash Eddie Magana EA 4/15 Patrick LaBrecque Fred Izaguirre FC 3/15 Mort Tandy Steven Thornton FC 1/15 Nelson Echesabal Geoffrey Ray EA 12/14 Andrew Bowen
Candidate Degree Coach Joshua Franco FC 8/14 Chuck Ogden Robert Parekh FC 7/14 Garo Keurjikian Randy Warrick EA 8/13 Chuck Ogden Ara Kashishian FC 7/13 Garo Keurjikian Art Torossian FC 7/13 Garo Keurjikian Aramazad Fidanian FC 5/13 Garo Keurjikian Steven Ball EA 5/13 Rickey Rodriguez Steve Llebaria FC 2/13 Chuck Ogden Douglas Cale EA 6/11 Mort Tandy Sam Kbushyan FC 9/10 Garo Keurjikian
Circle of Concern The following Brethren and Ladies could use a call or visit to help ease them through difficult times.
Nov. / Dec. Birthdays
P. Dale Johnson John L. McElroy
Robb Morris Chuck Ogden, PM
Giles Mari William Ray Jr. Bruce Shaphran, PM
Roger Schendel Danny Wilcox
William F. Beckham Thomas Brotemarkle
Bud Coleman, PM Sandy and Ray Dailey, PM
If you need a current phone number or email address for a person on the list, contact the Secretary
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All candidates and their coaches are encouraged to meet at the DeMolay center dining room on Stated meeting and degree nights to study your proficiency. The Head Can-didate Coach, Mort Tandy, will be pleased to check a candidate’s work and recom-mend him for advancement when ready.
Robert D. Schafer November 1 James T. Oliver PM 72 November 1 Roy E. Flansburg November 2 Rex Jennings November 4 Howarth Drake November 4 Aiden Johnson November 6 Aramazd Fidanian November 7 Bobby Ollar November 9 James C. Dulin November 10 Donald D. Hamilton November 11 Nelson E. Oliver PM 77 November 11 John Yannacakis November 11 Jerry R. Morter PM-88 November 12 Mathew G. Pinzon November 16 William Franklin November 16 Donivan Newton November 19 Avery Malate November 20 Jeremy Benn November 23
David Ysaguirre November 23 Arthur A. Perry PM 79,84,88 November 23 Geoffrey W. Ray November 23 Casey Byerly November 24 Raymond D. Godeke PM-93 November 26 Robert L. Colwell November 28 Joe Falaminiano November 29 Eddie Magana November 29 Charles J. Ogden PM-01-02 December 1 Owen Moreno December 1 Obeer Qazi December 1 Wil Juarez December 1 Benton F. Tatum December 2 Bernard E. Weiss December 2 Samuel W. Hollinger Jr. December 3 Richard V. Seward December 8 William J. Carey, Jr. December 9 Carl F. Pack December 9
James C. Shields December 10 Ryan Bunch December 10 Randall D Warrick December 13 Larry A. Dumagat December 13 Edwin L. Hooper December 13 William A. Langton December 14 Asad Qazi December 15 Joseph H. Morris December 16 William Kesler December 18 Lewis R Taylor December 20 Morton I. Tandy December 22 Mohammadaseid A. Qazi December 25 Willie J. Crain December 28 Christopher E Wise December 29 Ara Keshishian December 30 Cur s D. Schafer December 31
Happy Birthday Brethren
Bruce Shaphran 520 1984, 2004, 2014 Ray Dailey 2012, 2013 Kevin Stibich 2011 Ron Salda 2009 Reuben Coleman 2008 Merritt Read 1982, 2007 Mike Black 1999, 2006 Phil Collins 2003 207 Eugene Kimbler 2003 625 Charles Ogden 2001, 02 207 Jack Beers 2000,01,02 625 Dr. Raphael Pazo 2000 207 Robert I. Jones 1997, 98 207 Harvey Mayhill 1996 207 John Stelling 1996 Dimit 533 Chris Christoff 1995, 96 625 Matt Morgan 1994 207 Duane Troop 1993, 94 533 Ray Godeke 1993 207 Peter Louttit 1992 207 Bob Kaltenbach 1992 533 Dave Kussman 1991 207 Darrell Brawley 1990 207 Fred Sorsabal, PGM 1990 Dimit 533 Richard Gober 1989 533 Melesio Montes 1989 625 Ron Schneider 1989 833 Gaylan Garrison 1988 207 Jerry Morter 1988 533 Craig Clausing 1981, 88 625 Art Perry 1979,84,88 833 Martin Gushwa 1987 533 D. Michael Cook 1987 Dimit 833 Mike Kirk 1985 207 William Turner 1984 207 Billy Chadwell 1979 533 Richard Hyde 1979 Dimit 625 Nelson Oliver 1977 625 Clyde Ball 293 09 1973 Dimit 533 James T. Oliver 1972 625 Sam Caldaronello 1970 207 Douglas Cairns 1968 Dimit 207
Florian Zukas 2008 389 Craig Holoboski 79, 2007 357 William Pappas 1995 357 Eugene Harp 1992 750 Veral Parr 1982 357 Lew Phillips 1976 750 Willard R. Nelson Jr 1971 787
Anaheim 207 Living Past Masters
To the Family of the Lodge
Member to whom this newsletter
is addressed: Please notify us if
our member is in a hospital or
nursing home or is incapacitated
in any way.
Bethel 5 Job’s Daughters meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month. —————————— Walt Disney Chapter Order of DeMolay meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every Month.
Brethren, We have lost a Brother who demitted to the Celestial Lodge above where the Great Architect of the Universe Forever Presides. Br. Robert “Bob” Edwin Hunt died March 22, 2014 in Anaheim. Robert was born May 18, 1920 in Los Angeles. Br. Hunt was Initiated Nov. 10, 1956, Passed Sept. 20, 1957 and Raised Nov. 15, 1957 in Anaheim Lodge #207. Soft and Safe be Thy resting place, my Brother...
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER TRESTLE BOARD PAGE 4
Brethren, Welcome Br. Darren Campbell to Anaheim Lodge. Br. Darren was Initiated on October 14th by the fine crew pictured here.
Hiram Award Recipients
Anaheim Lodge 2015 John Porter
2013 Mike Selix
2011 Hugo Ramos
2010 Gene Kimbler, PM 2009 Ray Godeke, PM 2008 Charles L. Ogden, PM 2007 Phil Collins, PM
2006 Roger Ross 2005 Mort Tandy
Ken Eddings, PM Bud Coleman Jr., PM Minori Higashi Jack Beers, PM
2002 Michael D. Black, PM
2001 Thomas G. Horngren Nick Plein Jr.
2000 Robert I. Jones, PM Harold Stamp, PM
1999 Harvey C. Mayhill, PM John Allen, PM (Dimit)
1998 Winnick K. Richardson, PGM Harold Wilber
1997 Robert P. Kaltenbach, PM
1996 Merritt Read, PM Duane Troop, PM
1995 Marion B. Tatum Jr., PM Gene Gregg, PM George Ramos, PM
1994 Ralph W. Neff, PM Steve A. Gassett, PM
1993 Edward F. Roberts, PM Laurance Collister Clyde E. Ball, PM (Dimit) Robert Center, PM
1992 Donald E. Reed, PM Oakel Doty, PM Herman L. Deiters (Dimit) Bill Sizemore, PM (Dimit)
1991 Joseph H. Morris Norman Leeper, PM Jerry R. Morter, PM
1990 Arthur E. 'Ted' Bourne Clifford E. Elliott Harry Hibler, Jr, PM (Dimit) James E. Smith, PM
1989 William B. Turner, PM Everett L. Wilkinson, PM James A. Goodwin
1988 L. D. 'Chuck' Lamb Alvin M. Barlowe, PM
1987 Horace Zimmerman, PM Harry R. Shilvock Robert M. Sherwood Arthur A. Perry, PM
1986 Roy Luther, PM Bill Holliday (Dimit)
1985 Glen M. Kirk, PM Sterling S. Danzinger Stanley L. Erickson, PM Hugh S. Livie, PM
1984 Elbert 'Al' L. Weist, PM Charles Baldwin Peter M. Zootis
1983 Stanley E. Roach, PM Henry E. Noguchi, PM Bill J. Ollar Kenneth Patton, PM
1982 Fred J. Rector, PM Victor Domino
1981 James T. Oliver, PM F. Dale Gates Harold L. Massie, PM
1980 James M. Lepper Daniel D. Duff, PM
1979 Walter Ward William Walthall
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The 2016 officers of the Grand Lodge of Masons in California installed Oct. 11, 2015
ELECTED OFFICERS M. David Perry Grand Master John R. Heisner Deputy Grand Master Bruce R. Galloway Senior Grand Warden Stuart A. Wright Junior Grand Warden Arthur L. Salazar Grand Treasurer Allan L. Casalou Grand Secretary Jack M. Rose Grand Lecturer APPOINTED OFFICERS John M. Hinck Grand Chaplain William A. McBroome Assistant Grand Lecturer, Division I John E. Trauner Assistant Grand Lecturer, Division II Jeffery M. Wilkins Assistant Grand Lecturer, Division III Ricky L. Lawler Assistant Grand Lecturer, Division IV Lynn R. Wallingford Assistant Grand Lecturer, Division V Matthew W. Ross Assistant Grand Lecturer, Division VI Elvan D. Moen Assistant Grand Lecturer, Division VII George E. Whitmore Assistant Grand Lecturer, Division VIII Thomas E. Colgan Assistant Grand Lecturer, Division IX Douglas B. Eichen Assistant Grand Lecturer, Division X Marc A. Newman Grand Orator Michael J. Stern Grand Marshal Michael D. Thibodeaux Grand Standard Bearer Alan K. Pak Grand Sword Bearer Jeffrey M. Schimsky Grand Bible Bearer David J. Thorne Senior Grand Deacon David M. Brown Junior Grand Deacon David A. Coleman Senior Grand Steward Michael D. Neben Junior Grand Steward Peter A. Ackeret Grand Pursuivant Stephen R. Miller Grand Organist Peter L. Cunningham Grand Tiler Christopher A. Putnam Assistant Grand Organist Roy R. Pool Assistant Grand Tiler
Br. Marko & his sisters, Rachel and Leslie, after their initiation in Jobs Daughters Bethel #5 on Oct. 18.
MASTER Brandon Cook (Nastasia) 617 312-4855 [email protected]
SENIOR WARDEN Hugo Ramos, HA (Briana) 310 864-7913
JUNIOR WARDEN Robb Morris (Adele) 714 532-9800
TREASURER Fadel Lawandy 714 293-2033
SECRETARY Laurance Collister, HA 714 891-1482 [email protected]
ASST. SECRETARY Merritt Read, PM, HA (Kim) 714 992-4195
Nelson Echesabel (Jing) 949 923-7139
SENIOR DEACON Andrew Bowen [email protected]
Anaheim Lodge # 207 F&AM Officers for 2015 Most Worshipful M. David Perry, PM, HA, Grand Master of Masons in California
JUNIOR DEACON Charles Mendiola 714 349-6159 MARSHAL Asad Qazi (Naureen) 310 980-9454
SENIOR STEWARD Luciano Leon
JUNIOR STEWARD Chris Munoz
TILER Matt Reidy 602 510-1947 [email protected]
Anaheim Lodge 207 DeMolay Center
303 West Lincoln, Anaheim, CA 92805
Secretary: 714 891-1482
The “Trestle Board” is the Official Publica on of Anaheim Lodge No. 207 and published monthly for its Members, Widows of Masons, Sojourners, Community Organiza ons and Friends. If you do not receive your Trestle Board prior to the Stated Mee ng, please inform the Master or Secretary. Trestle Board Chairman – Brandon Cook Editor- Phil Collins, Brandon Cook Distribu on- Larry Collister Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/55433184636 www.anaheimlodge.com Requests for Masonic Informa on may be mailed to the Secretary’s Office at: ANAHEIM LODGE # 207 F & AM, 303 West Lincoln, Anaheim, CA 92805
LODGE AMBASSADOR Craig Holoboski, PM (Peggy) 714 579-1322
GRAND LODGE REPRESENTATIVES
ASSISTANT GRAND LECTURER Division X Doug Eichen, PM, HA (Dianna)
1034th MASONIC DISTRICT INSPECTOR Brian Messenger, PM, HA (Becky) 714 336-8617
OFFICER’S COACH Kevin Stibich, PM (Carol) 714 773-4961
11/ 4/15 Open 6:00, Swiss Steak Dinner 6:30pm Stated Mee ng (Elec on of 2016 Officers) 7:30pm 11/ 7/15 Installa on of Officers, Dinner served 5:00pm 11/ 8/15 De Molay Pancake Breakfast 8:00am—10:00am 11/11/15 1st Degree Mr. Abdulkader Rahmo 7:00pm (if elected at Nov. Stated mee ng) 11/18/15 3rd Degree Br. Chris an DeDios 7:00pm 11/25/15 Happy Thanksgiving Large Dark 12/ 2/15 Stated Mee ng (Holiday Party 6:30) 7:30pm Golden Veteran Award Honoring Br. James Kitley 12/ 9/15 1st Degree (TBD) 7:00pm 12/16/15 2nd Degree Br. Mason Washington 7:00pm 12/23/15 Lodge dark 12/25/15 Merry Christmas 12/30/15 Lodge dark 1/ 1/16 Happy New Year
Ladies… remember November is our shopping trip to the 99 cents store to get one purchase and bring it in a clean bag…we’ll share the contents and have a good laugh. After Thanksgiving…bring a white elephant from your home to share at the December meeting/party. Wonder who will bring the most funniest (?) the most useful (?) and the one most of us desired (?) Agnes P.
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