June 2023 Trestleboard

The Trestleboard is an official publication of Twin Peaks Lodge No. 32, which is a legally constituted Masonic Lodge operating under charter granted by the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Utah. The Trestleboard is published for the sole and exclusive use of the members of Twin Peaks Lodge No. 32, and any other use is expressly forbidden.  The editor of The Trestleboard is Glen Van Steeter.  Submissions of educational articles or other announcements may be sent to the editor at [email protected], and if selected for publication, will be given full attribution. All submissions are subject to the approval of the Worshipful Master of Twin Peaks Lodge No. 32 and the editor of the Trestleboard.

The Lodge Secretary endeavors to keep our roster as accurate as possible. If you are moving, changing your mailing address, phone number or email address, please update your information in GrandView or notify the Secretary so that your information can be kept current.

Twin Peaks Lodge Secretary

June Calendar

  • Monday, June 5 @ 7:30pm – May Stated Meeting. We will have a special presentation by Job’s Daughters. Dinner will be served at 6:15pm prior to the meeting. Friends and family are invited. Guests are also invited to the Job’s Daughters presentation at 7:00pm. Stated Meeting opens at 7:30. Dress is business.
  • Monday, June 12 @ 7:00pm – Master Mason Degree Practice. “Dress Rehearsal.” Everyone please be here to practice parts and have it memorized. No use of ciphers.
  • Monday, June 19 @ 7:00pm – Master Mason Degree. Dress is formal.
  • Sunday, June 25 @ 11:30am – Masons at Work Picnic
  • Monday, June 26 @ 7:00pm – To be announced

Sickness and Distress

  • Worshipful Brother Ric Wales has been recovering from COVID. We wish him a speedy recovery
  • Worshipful Brother Bob Hartman and his lady Kathleen could use your prayers as they work through health challenges. Please visit https://helphopelive.org/campaign/22301 to help them however you can.
  • Brother Jeremy Estes’ daughter is recovering from surgery with a few complications. We wish her that a quick recover soon.

Please keep these brethren and their families in your thoughts, and add them to your daily devotions to the Grand Architect.

If you happen to hear about a brother who is in distress, please contact either the Worshipful Master or the Lodge Secretary ASAP so that the Lodge can put itself in a position to assist.


My mind has been on the subject of leadership. Leadership is not about being the best, it is about making everyone else better. It is literally impossible for a leader to do everyone himself – what kind of organization would that be? A leader’s job is to inspire others and give them the tools the succeed.

A lodge is made up of many individual brothers, each with their strengths and talents. As a lodge, we each bring our unique perspective and experience. I have shared the idea of “Primus Inter Pares” or First Among Equals. One of our key lessons taught every meeting, is that we “Meet on the Level.” A brother serving as a leader is no more a Mason, or better than any other brother, but simply serves in a different position for the time being.

The installation ceremony teaches, “though elevated for a time above his fellows, his is elevated by them.” and “first of all, that he is an individual Mason, sharing in that respect a common lot with his Brethren, and therefore interested in the welfare of each and all.”

If you see something needs to get done but no one is doing it? Take charge. Volunteer your talents. That is how you grow as an individual, and we grow as an organization. It is one of the great things about our fraternity. We are craftsman building together.

Our service at the Food Bank and other projects is always a breath of fresh air. I love working with motivated individuals who are highly competent and capable. It reminds me why I love this fraternity.

Brothers, we have a lot of interest in our lodge at our moment. Over nine interested candidates and more asking every week. We are going to grow and help these men in their search for Light. We are going to be very busy in the near future with degrees. Each of us will be a leader in our own way. Let’s be ready.

Your Brother on the Level,

Ephraim Sng, Worshipful Master

Masonic Anniversaries

These brethren were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in the month of June.

  • Brother Richard Hunt, raised on June 7, 2013 and has 10 years of service.
  • Brother Harold Lish, raised on June 11, 1965 and has 58 years of service.
  • Brother Ronald Lloyd, raised on June 12, 1971 and has 52 years of service.
  • Worshipful Brother Robert Hartman, raised on June 16, 1986 and has 37 years of service.
  • Brother Rick Hofmann, raised on June 19, 1999 and has 24 years of service.
  • Brother Christian Glad, raised on June 21, 2010 and has 13 years of service.
  • Brother Robert Jones, raised on June 29, 1987 and has 36 years of service.
  • Brother Byron Huffaker, raised on June 30, 2011 and has 12 years of service.

Happy Birthdays!

These brethren were born in June. Make sure and wish them a “Happy Birthday!” when you see them this month!

  • Brother Brandon Albrecht, who was born on June 24.
  • Most Worshipful Brother Frank Banker, who was born on June 24.
  • Brother Christian Glad, who was born on June 2.
  • Brother Ronald Lloyd, who was born on June 13.
  • Brother Robert Milbourn, who was born on June 12.
  • Most Worshipful Brother Dean Rein, who was born on June 24.
  • Worshipful Brother Jay Roundy, who was born on June 28.
  • Brother Richard Scott, who was born on June 3.

Report on Past Events

Utah Food Bank

We had a great turnout at this month’s Food Bank service. We sorted incoming foods into categories that the Food Bank could then use. Doing good and having fun while doing it.

Grand Lodge Visitation and Dinner

We presented a favorable situation of the status and trajectory of Twin Peaks Lodge #32. We enjoyed a dinner with Canyon Lodge #19 and the officers of Grand Lodge.

Memorial Day Cleanup

Thanks to all the brothers who came out to help clean up the flowerbeds and exterior at the lodge building. Many hands made light work.

Before and after of the flowerbeds and fresh mulch

Upcoming Events

Masons at Work Picnic

How do you make a hard working Mason and his family as happy as this fellow? By coming to the Masons at Work Picnic, sponsored by Twin Peaks Lodge #32!

This fun-filled, appetite-satisfying event will be held at Big Bear Park, 930 Onyx Lane (9600 South) in Sandy, Utah on June 25, 2023. Our members will be grilling up Top Sirloin Steaks, we’ll have baked potatoes, other side dishes, and drinks.

Twin Peaks will have an auction of Masonic and other valuable
items, there will be games for adults and children (and there is a play area for the younger ones). Bring your family, friends, in-laws, out-laws, and enjoy great food and wonderful fellowship. There is a potential for a softball game between the Masonic youth and the Masonic adults, details still to be ironed out. So, here’s the short form:
What: Masons at Work Picnic
When: June 25, 2023
Where: Big Bear Park, 930 Onyx Lane, Sandy UT
Time: 11 AM-3 PM
Other details will follow. Our Senior Warden, Past Master Bob Hartman, can answer questions you may have. His cell number is 801-803-0836 or email [email protected].

Educational Feature!

One is coming soon. Hang tight.