Coronavirus Update 3/16/20

Under the direction of the Most Worshipful Grand Master, all practices are cancelled as of this date. Our stated meeting for April will have no dinner and the meeting will consist of only seven officers who will open the meeting, pay the bills, take care of any pressing business and then close the meeting.

Philip Grunert, WM

Trestleboard March 2020


Here are important dates to mark on your calendars!! The Annual Masonic Pheasant Hunt for 2020 will be held on March 20, 21, 22. It will be held at the Hill Sportsman Club in Corning. The cost will be $125 for five birds, usually all five birds are roosters. Lodging will be at the Comfort Inn in Red Bluff ( Rates are: $85 per room, $15 per day pet fee. The first five persons to make reservations with dogs, the dogs will be free. Reservations must be made before March 13, 2020. The discounted room rate expires March 14, 2020. Contact information is: Cheryl Weibling, 530-529-7060, Fax 530-529-7077

Get there early on Friday afternoon and shoot Sporting Clays (50 rounds).

Dinner for the second day will be by reservation at the Whiskey Kitchen, 5 Chester Ave. in Red Bluff (530-527-3161) 5 PM to 7 PM Saturday night.

You must contact Phil Grunert for hunt reservations, 707-725-3637 or 707-599-5775.

Our stated meeting dinner was the annual crab feed. We had thirty two members and visitors in attendance who devoured forty crab. The crab was fresh and delicious. Thanks to the ladies of Rohnerville-Redwood OES who served the meal.

The dinner was followed by a presentation by the Fortuna Youth Wrestling Team. They described the mission of their organization and explained their need for wrestling mats. They have been doing events to raise money toward the project but are approximately $6000 short of their goal. It was voted upon in our stated meeting that the Lodge would donate $6000 toward the purchase of the mats.

Happy Valentines Day to wives and other loved ones.


Phil Grunert, WM

Masonic Trap Match 2017


Eel River Empire Lodge No. 147 was again the winners of the Annual Masonic Trap Match. They practiced hard and it paid off. Great job guys! Members shown L to R: Gary La Faunce, Dan McClelland, Phil Aycock, Phil Grunert, Matt Ziesak, Brad Pitek.

Captain Andy Underwood Home on Leave

ImageAndy is home visiting his parents, Karen and Stephen Underwood of Hydesville, CA. Andy has served tow tours of duti in Afganistan and is presently stationed in Japan attached to the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group. He mentioned that he may be abain deployed to Afganistan in the near future.

Andy is shown in the accompanying picture with his parents and the banner honoring him for his service to his country. The banner was displayed on Main Street, Fortuna, but was removed for the Christmas season, it is hoped that it will again be displayed  following the holidays.

Trestleboard, January, 2012


First, congratulations and best wishes to Bro. Douglas Tupen who was installed as Worshipful Master on December 3, 2011. Doug was installed and his first meeing was held December 10th. His first meeting was one which he will remember for a while. He held a special election for Junior Warden, elected the Junior Warden and In stalled same as well as the Treasurer. He also voted on an application for the degrees. After that, he should be prepared for anything. Doug is looking forward to a successful year and has plans to make it an interesting one.

It is planned that our newly elected candidate, Mr Jon Sapper, will be receiving his Entered Apprentice Degree on January 25, 2012 which is the birthday of Bro. Robert Burns in 1759. A bit of history there. Come and join us in welcoming Jon into the Lodge. We are still short some officers in the line and will be relying on some help from our Past Masters and others who may be willing to fill spots that wouldn’t necessairly lead to progressing up the line.

Some of you have no doubt noticed that our banners honoring our service members have been removed from the light standards in town and replaced by candy canes. We have been informed by the City that they will be installed again after the Christmas season is finished. Hummmm, kind of makes you wonder what is important.

Best wishes to all of our new officers and brethren for a successful and prosperous New Year.


Richard H. Sweet, Secretary