Editor's Trestle-Board
William A. Hickey, III, 33°
Have you noticed some pretty consistent behaviors (not all good) in these ZOOM meetings we've been holding for the past year or so? Here are a few "rules of the road" to help you make ZOOM a more positive experience for EVERYONE: MUTE YOUR MICROPHONE - to help keep background noise to a minimum, make sure you mute your microphone when you are not speaking. BE MINDFUL OF BACKGROUND NOISE - if your microphone is not muted, avoid activities that could create additional noise, such as shuffling papers. POSITION YOUR CAMERA PROPERLY - if you choose to use a web camera, be sure it is in a stable position and focused at eye level, if possible. Doing so helps …read more

Member Spotlight
By Danny L. Tomlinson, 32° KCCH
It was a real pleasure to spend a few hours last week with Brother Dean, who I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with for several years. Dean is very active in several degrees. He serves as the Venerable Master of the 4th Degree in the Fall Reunion, the 26th Degree and again in the 29th Degree. He offers the several toasts in the 29th degree in his deep, authoritative voice and truly brings the ceremony to life. Brother Dean also serves in the Officer Line of the Colorado Grand Lodge as Junior Grand Deacon. He previously served as the Marshall and then Senior Steward in the Grand Line. Dean is a member of Marquis de Lafayette Lodge #41 and is a Past Master of Albert Pike Lodge …read more

Endowment
By Ronald D. Birely, 33° Personal Representative
Dear Brothers of the Denver Consistory, Endowment, it is kind of a funny little word, not one you see used very often. However, this might be the most important word to the next generation of Scottish Rite Masons, in the Denver Valley. Over the last thirty years of my Masonic career, I have witnessed the sale of many Masonic buildings, only to be taken down, or repurposed. Almost without exception, these buildings were sold because the current membership could not afford the maintenance required. We all understand that a building is a lot like a person. The older we get thet …read more

Measuring Our Fraternal Time
Thomas R. Repp, 32°
Have you ever wondered how long it takes to do a task or event? Maybe you have conducted advance planning for a lecture, degree, trip, vacation, school, or time to be with family and friends? Having quantifiable values to plan for these and other types of events will aid us in making the best use of this time. Freemasonry encourages us to concentrate on, what I call "the standard five", life priorities. While using the twenty-four-inch gauge to organize our time for God, our health, family, our vocations, and worthy distressed brother Master Masons, we have found it difficult to fit all our priorities into …read more