January 2024 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.
- January 8 @ 7:30 PM: Stated Meeting. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM prior to the meeting. Dress is business.
- January 13 from 8 am to 10 am: Volunteering Utah Food Bank. Dress for work. No open-toed shoes.
- January 16 – No Lodge
- January 22 @ 7:00 PM: Lodge social meetup. Location will be Chubby’s Cafe in Riverton.
- January 29: Meeting at the new “South Valley Masonic Center” at 7390 South Creek Road.
- February 5 @ 7:30 PM: Stated Meeting. Dress is business.
Happy Birthday Twin Peaks Lodge!
Twin Peaks Lodge #32 turns 63 this year. Chartered January 24, 1961.
Sickness and Distress
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.
FROM THE EAST
Let me begin by apologizing for the late TrestleBoard, your Worshipful Master has had a very busy January so far! Hopefully, I will be in better control of my time the balance of the year.
Canyon Lodge #13 has completed the sale of the Midvale Masonic Temple; our January meeting was the last meeting of any body in that building. That having been said, members of Twin Peaks Lodge have moved the Lodge paraphernalia to a secure storage locker in Midvale; keys and access are in the hands of the Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, and Tyler. The new “South Valley Masonic Center” at 7390 South Creek Road is now ready for Lodge meetings; we will have an Educational Feature on Monday, January 29th at 7:00 PM in that location, and our February 5th stated business meeting will open at 7:30 P.M., at that location. As we meet after regular business hours, there is plenty of parking available in front of the building. The outer doors to the building are locked after normal business hours, we will have a Brother there to admit members and guests into the building until the Lodge opens, or the educational feature begins; after that time, you will need to text the Tyler (WB Ric Wailes) at 801-808-1072 or the Secretary (WB Glen Van Steeter) at 602-904-1551 to gain admittance. The Lodge room is on the second floor, turn left after you exit the elevator, and you will see it (Suite 203). The new Lodge room is smaller than our old one, but there is plenty of room for our regular business meetings and Educational Features. Please time your travel to arrive prior to the Lodge meetings!
Our monthly meet-up will be held at Chubby’s Cafe in Riverton on January 22nd, beginning at 7:00 PM. Bring your spouse, friends, anyone interested in Masonry and let’s plan on a good meal and a great time!
The annual Grand Lodge Communication will be at the Salt Lake Masonic Temple on February 2-3, 2024. All Master Masons are welcome, please contact the Lodge Secretary (WB Glen Van Steeter) for registration forms if you are interested in attending. You must be registered in advance, no walk-in registrations will be accepted.
Our Junior Past Master, WB Ephraim Sng, has gifted Twin Peaks Lodge with two very good years of Masonic growth, education, and Brotherhood! It is my desire to accept that gift, and continue to move Twin Peaks Lodge forward in Masonry, membership, and the spirit of Brotherhood! I am looking forward to seeing you at Chubbys on the 22nd, our Educational Feature on the 29th, and our Stated Business Meeting on February 5th!
Parting on the Square,
Bob Hartman, Worshipful Master
FROM THE SECRETARY’S DESK
Happy New Year to the Brethren of Twin Peaks Lodge No. 32.
152st Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Utah
Annual Communication will be held on Friday, February 2rd, starting at 9:00 am, and will conclude on Saturday, February 3th after the installation of the new Grand Master and his officers. Cost for registration will be $50 for delegates and visitors. The form does not indicate whether Lunch will be included in this fee as it was last year. I will try and get more information for you. Be aware that the Grand Secretary must receive your registration by January 27th and no Brother without a registration will be permitted to participate. There is a Ladies Program at no charge, and there is also the Ladies Luncheon on Saturday for $48 and the Grand Master’s Banquet on Friday Evening for $70. IF YOU PAY ELECTRONICALLY VIA PAYPAL, PLEASE ADD 3% TO YOUR TOTAL COST. (For example: If you just want to pay the delegate fee of $50, then you need to send $51.50, which is $50 + ($50 x .03 or $1.50).)
To the Brethren who have already paid their 2024 dues, THANK YOU! For those of you who have not yet paid your 2024 dues, please take a couple of minutes now and get that resolved. You can pay electronically using our Pay Dues page, or you can send a check for $91 to Twin Peaks Lodge No. 32, PO Box 8132, Midvale UT 84047-8132.
Glen Van Steeter, PM – Secretary
These brethren were raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in the month of January.
- Brother Kevin Royce Brown, raised on January 27, 2003 and has 21 years of service.
- Brother Craig H. Smith, raised on January 21, 2008 and has 16 years of service.
These brethren were born in January. Make sure and wish them a “Happy Birthday!” when you see them this month!
- Brother Edward Kordas, Snr, who was born on January 1st.
- Brother Michael Martin, born on January 10th.
- Brother Austin Stoker, who was born on January 11th.
- Brother Robert Jones, who was born on January 29th.
UTAH FOOD BANK PROJECT – JANUARY 13th FROM 8am to 10am
Twin Peaks Lodge is once again supporting the undernourished in the Salt Lake County area by volunteering to sort and package food and other items at the Utah Food Bank, located at 3150 S 900 W, S. Salt Lake. We need about 15 people to help out! Please contact W. Bro. Robert Hartman to let us know if you can assist. As usual, the following apply:
- You will being performing moderately physical work, including packing and moving packed cartons of food and other items.
- You should dress accordingly. Do not wear open-toed shoes. Sneakers or light boots are best. T-shirts and work pants like denim are good.
- You can wear a mask if you like, however the UFB is not requiring them at this time.
- Parking is limited. Carpool if you can. We will be leaving the Midvale Temple at 7689 S. Center Square at about 7:25 am to arrive at the UFB at about 7:55 am.
- Do not leave valuable items in your vehicles and make sure that you lock them before you enter.
Our first meetup of the year will be January 22, 2024. Our new location will be at Chubby’s Cafe in Riverton. We’ve been having a great turnout and a great time discussing Masonry in general. Come out with your family for fellowship and fun.
Square, Plumb, and Level
Plumbs must be well connected above, to be well guided below.
Masonry isn’t just a social order, it points us to the divine. “The Brotherhood of Man, Under the Fatherhood of God.” In our charge, we are taught to esteem Him as the chief good.
If we desire to be “Better Men,” we need to remember to what source we should look for truth.
— Submitted by Worshipful Brother Ephraim Y. Sng, Past Master of Twin Peaks Lodge No. 32