Saint Andrew Lodge #702 A.F.& A.M.
P.O. Box 668421
Charlotte, NC 28266-8421
4630 Tuckaseegee Road,
Charlotte, N.C. 28208
Stated Communications- THIRD Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm
Fall 2020 Trestleboard
|Stated Communication||Wednesday, October 21||7:30 p.m.||Lodge||
|Charlotte DeMolay||1st and 3rd Tuesdays||7 p.m.||Charles M. Setzer Lodge||
|Rainbow Girls||First and Third Mondays||7 p.m.||James K. Polk Lodge||
All members and any visitors are welcome to attend our stated communications and degree work!
Thoughts from the East
Due to the current local, regional, state and national situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak, and due to our concern for our many brethren who are in the 'high risk' category for this virus, we will not be holding our Stated meeting until we get the "all clear" from the Grand Master. Hopefully we will be able to return to normal before too long. In the meantime, we hope all of you remain safe from this epidemic and stay well. We were 'partially' okayed for a September meeting, but due to concerns by the Brethren about personal and lodge safety, we have chosen to wait until October, when things will hopefully be better.
We had a couple of excellent 'Virtual District Meetings' hosted by DDGM Steve Hamlin. Several lodges were represented (including, of course, Saint Andrew) and we had a great discussion and got a great update on the N.C. Masonic Foundation and how things are going at Whitestone and the Masonic Home for Children. Everybody's hanging tight and doing as well as possible under the circumstances. I also want to thank WB Ted Yandle for the yard work and WB Ron Whitener for looking after our lodge building during all of this.
:We're still going strong on the 'Membership Memorial Project'. How would you like to have a permanent memorial to a loved one, gone or still with us, at our great Saint Andrew Lodge? You can do that with a donation of $100 or more to our building fundraiser. We will make a memorial plaque or nameplate, each of which will go on the chairs in our great lodge for everyone to see. I've sent everyone a letter about it with all the details. We look forward to hearing from you!
Please mark your calendars: St. Andrew Lodge meets on the third Wednesday of each month, beginning at 6:30 p.m..
A few brothers still need to send your dues in ($87) to me at 7306 Colby Court, Charlotte, NC 28226, so I can send you your 2020 dues card. We need prompt payment of dues to pay the bills for the lodge and we've recently had some unexpected maintenance expenses we need to handle. If you're having any difficulties and need help, please let us know and we'll work with you. Remember, if your dues are not paid by Dec. 31 of the current year, as of Jan. 1 in the new year you are NOT in good standing! (Several fall into that category, sad to say..
I hate to keep harping on that, but dues payments are how we pay our bills, so your help is appreciated. Your attendance would equally be appreciated!
Harvey Burgess, PM
News of Note:
FROM THE WEST: Thank you for supporting me once again as I find my way through the chairs. I couldn't be prouder of Saint Andrew and our brotherhood and I look forward sitting in the West this year!
- Ron Whitener,SW
FROM THE SOUTH: I want to thank everyone for their support of me this year. We are a family at Saint Andrew, and family sticks by family I hope you'll come join us whenever possible at your great lodge!
- Larry Quick, JW
FROM YOUR TREASURER: We are encountering several unexpected expenses at Saint Andrew, including some general rehab work to our great building, including repairs of the roof and air conditioning. Anyone who would like to make a contribution to the lodge to help with these projects can contact any officer of the lodge. Thank you for your support now and throughout the year. - I.J. Corley, PM, Treasurer
If you have an e-mail address, PLEASE LET US KNOW and you can start getting WEEKLY UPDATES of your St. Andrew Trestleboard!
Anyone wishing to have any news placed in the Trestleboard, please Fax it to:
Harvey Burgess, PM
or e-mail him
If your monthly Trestleboard Bulletin is having to be forwarded or, for some reason, we don't have your correct address, please
send us your new address and/or any phone changes you may have. Send all information or changes to Harvey
7306 Colby Court
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