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Trestle Board and Events for Matthews Masonic Lodge #461 AF&AM
Updated: February, 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, February 8th - Stated Communication
    - 6:00pm - Dinner 
        - Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes 
        - Rice
        - Strawberry Pecan Salad with Balsamic Dressing
        - Dessert
    - 7:00pm - Meeting

Upcoming Lodge Events

Monday, February 5th - Officer Practice 
     - 7:00pm - Practice

Monday, February 12th - Officer Practice 
     - 7:00pm - Practice

Monday, February 19th - Officer Practice 
     - 7:00pm - Practice

Monday, February 26th - Officer Practice 
     - 7:00pm - Practice

2018 Spring School of Instruction
Tuesday, March 20th 
    - Mint Hill Lodge #742
      10224 Lawyers Road
      Mint Hill, NC 28227
      - 6:30pm - Dinner
      - 7:15pm - Instruction

Wednesday, March 21st 
      - Mint Hill Lodge #742
        10224 Lawyers Road
        Mint Hill, NC 28227
      - 6:30pm - Dinner
      - 7:15pm - Instruction


Masters Message



Your line officers are busy preparing for an upcoming Second Degree and with the efforts and progress we are making, the ritual work will be nothing less than excellent! As soon as the candidate is ready, we will inform you of the date.

Efforts are ongoing in the pursuit of remodeling the kitchen and replacing the ancient plumbing in our lodge. We are sincerely hoping that we can raise the funds and get the work completed by the end of the year, so the lodge will be in great shape for 125 Anniversary in 2019.

As the winter drags on, we are all hoping that “Phil” brings good news February 2nd (Ground Hog Day)!

 Here’s to a productive month! 



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



From the Secretary



The Grand Master of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, of North Carolina, Most Worshipful Brother Speed Hallman will be visiting the 32nd Masonic District on Monday, March 26th at Phalanx Lodge.

 Dinner will be served at 6:00pm and the TYLED lodge meeting will begin at 7:00pm. Line officers are strongly encouraged to attend, but ALL Brothers are welcome.

The Spring School of Instruction is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21st. As the District Deputy Grand Lecturer is none other than our Senior Warden, Brother Brian Turner, it would great if everyone would turn out to support his efforts. The location is to be announced.

Brothers, just a friendly reminder, there are still 45 Brothers who have not paid their 2018 dues.

I will be sending out delinquent notices in March. If you have yet to pay your dues, please do so immediately.


 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 and WB Grady Williamsin your daily devotions and forget not 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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