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Trestle Board and Events for Matthews Masonic Lodge #461 AF&AM
Updated: October, 2018

                                        WM   Rex Kirkland

     SW       Brian Turner, DDGL   704-340-3979          SD   Dutch Wermuth      941-447-3221            
    JW        Cliff Boon, PM            704-791-0860          JD   Kenan Tataragasi   910-638-3851
    Treas.   Jay Jacobs                 704-301-6915          SS   Geary Shafer           704-242-3940
    Secy.    Ed Steel, PM/DDGM   704-281-3602          JS    Chris Watson          704-575-8807
    Chap.   Danny Takah, PM       704-507-4081          TLR  Miles Wojtczak       704-292-4705


                                        TRESTLE BOARD

Thursday, October 11th - Stated Communication
    - 6:00pm - Dinner 
        - Oyster Stew, Fish and Shrimp
        - Slaw
        - Dessert - TBA*
    - 7:00pm - Meeting

Upcoming Lodge Events


 * Saturday, October 13th - Oxford's Homecoming Festival

* Tuesday, October 16th & Wednesday, October 17th - Fall School of Instruction (Phalanx Lodge) 
    - 6:30PM - Dinner
    - 7:15PM - Fall School of Instruction

* Thursday, October 25th - Second Degree
    - 7:00PM - Degree



Monday, September 10th - Officer Practice 
     - 7:00pm - Practice

Monday, September 17th- Officer Practice 
     - 7:00pm - Practice

Monday, September 24th - Officer Practice 
     - 7:00pm - Practice


Masters Message



With the arrival of fall, we are expecting cooler temperatures and hoping for more energy to participate in the many upcoming activities this month . . . Of course, there is the Thursday night Stated Communication.

Next on tap is the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford’s Homecoming Festival on Saturday, October 13th.  Everyone is invited to attend. I will be there on Saturday to present the Matthews #461 gifts of our Piggy Banks and to watch the parade. Please attend if you are able, as this is a worthy cause.

Last but not least is the Second Degree on Thursday, October 25th. As you know, a full lodge room makes a lasting impression on a candidate. Come out to show your support.



 Rex Kirkland (WM)
 704-654-9534 (cell)



From the Secretary



Thank you to the 39 members of Matthews Lodge who have so generously donated $5140 for the necessary repairs for the plumbing/kitchen project. Also, we are in the process of scheduling a joint First Degree with Excelsior Lodge, which should take place in the next couple of weeks. Please pay attention to your emails for the finalized date and time.


 Ed Steel
 704-281-3602 (cell)




Happy Birthday

Thank you to these brothers who have contributed yet another year to the cause of Masonry. We wish you a happy birthday and many more!

Prayer List


Please continue to pray for WB Larry Cauthen, WB Grady Williams, Chris Watson, and Brother Kenan Tataragasi's mother in your daily devotions.

Remember to thank the Grand Artificer of the Universe for all the blessings and wonders that he has generously seen fit to bestow upon us all.

“A friend loves at all times and a brother is born for adversity.” (Proverbs 17:17)


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Matthews Lodge #461
184 South Trade Street
Matthews NC, 28105
(704) 281-3602

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