Greetings Brethren and Ladies,

Spring is in the air! As we enter into month of March, we have already raised 3 brothers to the sublime degree of Master Mason.  I would like to congratulate and welcome our newly raised Master Mason – Bro. Ben Bridges who was raised on Feb 18th.  He received an excellent degree from the brothers of our lodge that did a magnificent job with making his degree a memorable event.  I especially would like to thank, Wor. Ken McMillan, PM from Joseph Shell Daylight Lodge# 837 who provided the music and my thanks to all who participated in the degree.

I would also like to thank, Wor. Jim Achenbach for another excellent Masonic Education he presented this time on Astronomy which was held on Feb 25th.  It was very well attended by many of our Brethren including some brothers from other lodges.

Also, it was announced in February, that Wor. Dennis Stahr was selected as our Mason of Year for 2014. Congratulations Wor. Dennis for your endless support and hard work with getting our officers qualified in their chairs, getting the Trestleboard printed out every month and making sure that our website is always up – to – date. Your invaluable service to our lodge and to the rest of the brothers has not gone, unnoticed.  This award is very well-deserved and my many thanks to the Mason of the Year committee for their hard work with making their selection.

At this month stated meeting, we will have a guest speaker – Bro. Elmer Vigilia from Silver Gate Three Stars# 296 who will be talking to us about the boys youth group – DeMolay.

Have a Safe and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Ryan A. Bacaoco

Worshipful Master

Samuel Warren Hackett Lodge# 574 F&AM
"Don't only practice your art, But force your way into its Secrets, For it and knowledge can raise men to the divine." - Ludwig Van Beethoven