Master’s Message – May 2017

Greetings to our Fraternal Family,

Maybe we have rounded the corner. That is what the weather forecasters told us at the beginning of April. The Portland area spent the month of April trying to put a string of two non rainy days together and lived through below-average high temperatures for most of the month. Wet? As far as precipitation goes we were again in the top 5 wettest category for the month of April. The lessons we may learn are to be thankful for the mostly dry day, the one sunny day and the string of two or three nice days in a row.

I am thankful for the Brothers and Ladies who make the special effort to come to our Lodge on the second Saturday morning of each month. Due to our visitations to other local Lodges we have been getting reciprocal visits that add to our meetings and bring us closer together as Brothers. I believe we are building to a fantastic September meeting when we will welcome all Lodges to the Homecoming bar-b-que and will hold the drawing for the raffle prize. If you haven’t been to Lodge in a while, May and June are good times to come and we will be thankful for your attendance.

Have you been to our new website yet? is the address and if I can work it out, the place where you will read the Trestle Board. So I will be sending you a link rather than an attachment or filling an e-mail. We will still be sending hard copies to those of you who prefer the US Mail.

Our recruitment goal is still at the top of our list. We are scheduled to vote on a petition on Saturday May13th. Have you sent anyone to Sunnyside Lodge yet? You may be cheating a man out of a better life by not having him contact our Lodge. At least have him visit the website and see where it goes.

Check out the calendar too. Besides our stated meeting on the 13th we have visitations on the 4th and 11th. We have our volunteer effort for the Safety Patrol picnic on the 24th and maybe an EA degree on the night of the 24th but I will keep you posted on that. Also, June 1st is Grand Lodge in Bend. It is amazing how fast our Masonic year flows by.

See you Saturday the 13th.



Jim Munson W.M.
Sunnyside Lodge #163