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  • Writer's pictureJud Close

February 2020 Trestle Board

Greetings Brothers,

Here we go, jumping into February with both feet and a big splash. We had our Business Meeting with the threat of heavy rain and winds, but in spite of the elements we had a nice


After the normal opening with correspondence and reading of the minutes we balloted on 2 for EA, 5 for FC, 2 for MM, and 1 for Affiliation and all were elected. What a great busy start for the year.

Old Business

Under Old Business, JW Cole announced after much consideration of options, the first BBQ of the year will be held on Sat. April 4th. So preparations such as filling the fire pits, etc, are starting.

Also, as we have been doing for several years, RW Ron reminded us that the first Adopt-a-Highway litter pickup is Sat.8th starting with breakfast at the lodge at 7:00 am.

(As I’m writing this 2 of the aforementioned tasks have been completed. I’m proud to say we had a very good turnout for the Adopt-a-Highway and most of the group stayed and finished filling the pits. Great job to all!!!!!!)

New Business

In New Business, WB Carl Sellers read the Lodge Annual Report, which went well, and reminds us what a great job our Secretary and Treasurer are doing.

To continue New Business, RW Ron is already planning our annual outing to the Columbia Fireflies baseball game. He already has the date of May 23rd and has a block of seats reserved.

In the spirit of promoting more family involvement, we are going to have a Lodge family picnic. This will be held on Saturday May 16th. This picnic will be held at a location on the lake with boat and beach access with lots of room for games, restroom facilities and fun. The Lodge will supply the hamburgers and hotdogs, iced tea and water and asking everyone to bring a covered dish (and desserts !!)

So far this year, we’ve had an excellent start with lots of degree activity, very good attendance and activities planned. There’s more in the planning stages so if you haven’t been to Lodge in a while come on out and join in. Remember this is your Lodge so come and take an active part of it.

Work for the Month

EA Degree - Thurs. Feb. 13th - Dine at 6:30 pm, Meeting at 7:30 pm

EA Practice - Wed. Feb. 12th - 7:00 pm at the Lodge

FC Degree - Thurs. Feb 20th - Dine at 6:30 pm Meeting at 7:30 pm

FC Practice - Wed. Feb. 19th - 7:00 pm at the Lodge

MM Degree - Thurs. Feb. 27th - Dine at 6:30 pm Meeting at 7:30 pm

MM Practice Wed. Feb. 26th 7:00 pm at the Lodge

I would like to thank Bros. Tom Reed, Albert Wayne Stoudemire, and Joe Russo for preparing a fine breakfast for the litter pickup. Also Bro. Ronnie Faircloth for supplying the log splitter, and Bro. Jackson Day for supplying the trailer for transporting the wood.

Again, I’m so proud of all the Brothers and family members who showed up and contributed. A job well done.

Jud Close

Worshipful Master, 2020 & 2021

2020 & 2021 Boyleston Lodge Officers

Worshipful Master

Jud B. Close

Senior Warden

Caleb Pozsik

Junior Warden

Cole Smith


RW Ron Lockaby


RW Bill Bouknight

Senior Deacon

Richard "Rick" Dillard

Junior Deacon

Danny Hughes


Christopher Johnson

Senior Steward

Chris Faircloth

Junior Steward

Michael Roberts


Frank Eargle


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