This will be the last Trestleboard
for the year so I will use this opportunity to express my appreciation to all of my brothers who worked
so hard this year to make Cherrydale 42 a Lodge of friendship and virtue during a very transitional
year. I say that because our WM, John Clair, had additional duties at his workplace which took him away
from the lodge for weeks at a time and many of us had to sit in the East. However, brothers such as
Justin Strait, Scott Aughenbaugh, Paul Sunal, John Frank, Don Strehle, Matt Quay, Robert Rench, Jr. and
Leroy Levine picked up the baton and continued to move our lodge forward. I appreciate PM Travis
Hilliard for coming back from time to time with speakers who made our meetings just that much more
I have a special thanks to extend to our Jr. Warden for this year, Bro. Carl Weaver.
Carl was made an assistant to RW C. Bruce Palmer, our DIW, because of his outstanding ritual education.
In addition to completing all four Masonic education programs he managed the Masonic Degree work for our
lodge. We had a very successful year by bringing seven prospective brothers through the journey.
We had brethren from Kemper Macon Ware #64 who helped us with our degree work which
would not have been successful without them. We look forward to our continued close ties with KMW during
the coming year.
I want to thank RW Roger Worley Peak, DDGM for coming to our meetings so frequently
and keeping us up to speed on the many events occurring in the 54th District. He definitely made us feel
much more connected to both the district and the Grand Lodge.
Last, but not least, I want to sincerely thank the RW C. Bruce Palmer for all that he
does to teach us not only the ritual but the tradition beyond the ritual. I know the grey hair he has is
not from age but from listening to the officers butcher the ritual that makes Masonry so special. His
patience and perseverance only makes us all better Masons.
I am looking forward, as is every officer, to 2010. Our open installation will be on
December 17, 2009 (correction from the September Trestle Board) with elections on December 3, 2009. I
encourage you to attend and bring your family members. Itís important that all family members of a Mason
participate in our fraternity whenever possible.