March 2022 Trestle Board
On Thursday, March 3, 2022, we held our regular business meeting at our normal time with a Large group of Brothers! Brother Senior Deacon, Steve Lourigan counted 52 members present and a handful of Visitors.
As we do during all of our meetings, we discussed health and happiness, sickness and distressed, correspondence received, and read the name(s) for any petitions we received. The Meeting Minutes from February 2022 were read aloud, Secretary’s report was given, Old business was discussed, new business was introduced, the Treasure’s report was read, and Work for the Month was set.
Right Worshipful, Brother Ron Lockaby presented and discussed a “Lodge Night Out at the Ball Park” for Boyleston Lodge at an upcoming Columbia Fireflies Baseball Game. Brother’s and their families are invited to join one another for fellowship and fun at the Saturday, May 7th, 2022 baseball game at 6:05 PM EST. The Columbia Fireflies will take on the Delmarva Shorebirds for game 5 of 6 in the series. This will be a Boyleston Lodge event and not a District event, however Brothers and families from other Lodges are always welcome. IF you are interested in attending the baseball game you are asked to please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Ron Lockaby at email@example.com before the May 5th Business Meeting. Tickets will be $10 per person
Worshipful Brother, Jud Close presented and discussed an upcoming Golf Tournament hosted by the Columbia Jamil Shriners on Saturday, April 30th, 2022. The Golf Tournament will be held at Linrick Golf Course, 356 Camp Ground Road, Columbia, SC in Richland County. The tournament will be Captain’s Choice with a Shotgun start time of 1:00 PM EST. Registration is $75.00 per person or $300 per Team. Additional Sponsorship options are available. Additional information can be found at www.jamilshriners.com IF you are interested in being apart of this event or would like to create a Boyleston Lodge Team, you are asked to please contact Jud Close at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brother, Henry Cuevas presented and discussed an opportunity for Brothers of Boyleston Lodge to benefit from purchasing an active polo style embroidered shirt with square and compass logo and the Boyleston Lodge name. Henry, with the help of Boyleston Lodge, will be soliciting to members and asking for their interest in purchasing an embroidered shirt. Henry currently has 12 polo shirts available for purchase. Three (3) medium, three (3) large, three (3) extra-large, and three (3) extra, extra-large are available. IF you would like to purchase one of the shirts currently available please communicate directly with Henry Cuevas at email@example.com. As mentioned above, Boyleston Lodge will be assisting Henry with a mass communications email to better capture the Lodge’s overall interest. Please be on the look-out for an email to be sent at a later time and date.
Right Worshipful, Brother Ron Lockaby also re-presented and discussed the opportunity for Brothers of Boyleston Lodge to benefit from purchasing a sport coat/ blazer jacket with an embroidered square and compass logo with the Boyleston Lodge name. Ron, with the help of Boyleston Lodge, will be soliciting to members and asking for their interest in purchasing an embroidered sport coat. Please be on the look-out for an email to be sent at a later time and date.
Please note the dates for the Chicken BBQ Fundraisers:
The first BBQ will be Saturday, April 9th, 2022. Preparation day will be Friday, April 8th, 2022.
The second BBQ date HAS CHANGED. Please note the second BBQ will be moved to August 13th, 2022. Preparation day will be Friday, August 12th, 2022.
Junior Warden, Brother Rick Dillard and the Lodge are appealing to the Brother’s of Boyleston Lodge to please make arrangements to come and help ensure these fundraising events are a success.
TICKETS are now available. Tickets are $10.00 per ticket. If you are interested in purchasing tickets or are interested in performing a specific task or are just interested in offering general assistance, please communicate your intensions with Rick Dillard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By now, most of you may have noticed that Boyleston Lodge recently updated and refreshed our website. If you noticed above, we now have several different domains that will get you to the same place. Our Social Media Chair and Steward, Brother Chris Slaughter has pioneered this undertaking and has made multiple enhancements that make our website easier to navigate and optimized for viewing on a multitude of different devices. Another invaluable feature of our new website you may have noticed is the ability to subscribe for the latest news and events; as well as, also RSVP to various events. If you haven’t yet visited our updated website, GO; take a peek and click around. Of course, it goes without saying that for many years Brother Robin Olds lovingly donated his time and money to ensure Boyleston Lodge even had a website. Thank you to Robin for laying the foundation and the many years of behind-the-scenes service.
The few maintenance items around the Lodge presented last month are still being tabled at the moment and the Building Committee is meeting and discussing the best pathway forward. The items mentioned last month were regarding the Cook Shed window coverings and the removal of the white wooden fence which parallels the railroad tracks.
The 285th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina will be held on April 28 & 29, 2022 at the Embassy Suites & Greenville Golf Resort and Conference Center located at 670 Verdae Boulevard in Greenville, South Carolina.
WORK FOR THE MONTH
Thursday; March 10, 2022: Entered Apprentice Degree Work. Dinner at 6:30PM. Start at 7:30PM
SATURDAY; March 19, 2022: Master Mason Degree Work. Breakfast at 8:00AM. Start at 9:00AM
Hope to see everyone at Lodge this month!
Worshipful Master, 2022
2022 Boyleston Lodge Officers
Robert "Rob" Woods
Richard "Rick" Dillard
RW Ron Lockaby
RW Bill Bouknight