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Returning to Light in 2013

posted Sep 22, 2013, 11:51 AM by Kurt Gazow   [ updated Sep 22, 2013, 11:52 AM ]
As is a tradition at North Bank, we kick off our Masonic season by both planning to move forward together as a Lodge, but also by honoring those who came before us, those who have labored in the quarry for so many years to make our Lodge what it is today.  Past Master's night is a great way to kick off the year, and we so enjoy being able to honor those North Bank Masons who have given so much for so many years.  WM Coffing gave a brief talk to the PM's and their lady's in attendance, noting that without their support, North Bank would not be what it is today.  A presentation was given to the wives and partners of the Past Masters in attendance, as without their assistance and willingness to lose their partners for a few nights per month, we wouldn't be able to do what we do.

Another recent update relates to the Veterans Memorial, placed and maintained by the Brothers of North Bank Lodge at the Port of Camas/Washougal.  Twice per year, the Brothers of North Bank have a brief ceremony honoring the veterans of our communities who have given their lives in service of our country.  In an effort to give visitors a place for quiet contemplation, benches were added to the memorial this summer.  These were provided largely by the labor and resources of a number of individuals: Bro Paul Haukaas, WB Mac Parker, Bro Bill Willingham, as well as a donation from the Peter Clarke family.

The October 2013 Trestle Board has been posted for your enjoyment.  Please take an opportunity to read it when you have a chance!  There will be quite a bit of activity at North Bank over the next few months.  Coming up, we have the second reading of a petition for a new candidate to North Bank.  Additionally, we're planning to confer the Fellowcraft degree for Bro David Soncrant at our second communication in October.  From this, to the annual North Bank Crab Feed, Fireman's Awards Dinner, Wrestler's Banquet, and a host of other activities, we look forward to filling our days with Masonry, fellowship, and service to our community.  We'd welcome your visit to our little lodge on the North Bank of the Columbia!