From the East (January 2016)


I am truly humbled and honored that you have elected me to be Worshipful Master in 2016.  I look forward to busy year!  We will start off on January 2nd with our Officer Installation Ceremony and this year we will have our WM James R. Baade Jr., as our Installing Officer and Mandy Aman will be our Installing Marshall. W. James R. Baade Jr. will also be our Master of Ceremonies. We will have lunch immediately following the ceremony.

On  Saturday  January  91h   we will  start our monthly  lodge Breakfasts again, we’ll  serve from 7:30am-l0am.   Also on January  9th  many  of us will  be traveling  to Ribault  Lodge  for their installation at 10:30.  Our  1st Stated Meeting will be on the 7th of January and 2nd Stated Meeting will be on the 21st of January.

This year marks a milestone in our lodges history.  We will be celebrating our 50th year on April 30th.  There is a lot of planning to get accomplished before that date.

We have many events planned for this year, including our 3rd annual Chili Cook-Off the  1st Saturday in March (5th), please spread the word!



Sam Sheider

Worshipful Master

From the Secretary’s Desk

What a fast and very successful 2015, thanks to the LEADERSHIP of our Officers along with the outstanding support of our CRAFT at J. Wendell Fargis No. 356. Congratulations to our newly elected and appointed officers for 2016. Plans are underway and positive action is continuing to keep us on track for whom we represent as Masons.

I too, am humbled and honored to be elected as Secretary of our Lodge and with the aid of our Assistant Secretary, James Y. Gaskins, (PM) the duties will be handled as necessary to fulfill the obligations of this position. I will be at the Lodge Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. Until noon.

If you have any questions, you can reach me on the Lodge phone or e-mail me at If you haven’t sent me your e-mail address, please do so as we plan to send the Trestle board out electronically asap. Also, we need your to update us of any phone number/address changes to keep current. Thanks.


Fraternally, Frank Kleese Secretary