7039 Elzey St. Fort Wayne, IN USA

Waynedale Masonic Lodge #739 F&AM


Trestle Board

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Greetings Brethren!

We opened this year on a Thursday, yet we still had a strong showing of Brothers in Lodge. Thank you all! 

In other news, we had a nice turnout for breakfast on Saturday: 94 people served and $270 collected; our net income was $80. Not bad for January. Also, a big thank you to the Waynedale Breakfast Team for your exceptional work! Just a reminder to everyone: please checkout the Breakfast Team sign up sheet that is posted on the Trestle board in the lobby of the Lodge. We really need the help during the 9am-11am window for cleanup. If you can join us, please consider signing up for a slot next month. You’ll have fun and we pay you in BACON! :)

Recap of the events at our Stated Meeting:

  • During the executive meeting we heard reports from each of the committees and paid the bills.
  • We opened our Stated Meeting on the Entered Apprentice degree with about 20 Brothers in attendance.
  • Masonic Education was provided by our own Job’s Daughters Bethel 8. (See the paragraph summary below)
  • Lastly, I introduced a new Breakfast Team signup sheet which will be posted on the trestle board for volunteers to signup to help during our monthly Breakfasts. Please sign up for a position and come join the fun!

Summary of your Masonic Education (Job’s Daughter’s presentation):
Grace and Lilly Buchanan, from our own Job’s Daughters Bethel 8, paid a special visit to Waynedale 739 as the first stop on their planned tour of Lodges this year. The two young ladies gave a lovely introduction to their craft and then discussed with us the many activities they have planned for this year. For those unaware, the Job’s Daughters is an organization of young ladies between the ages of 10-20 who hold the same values and virtues as we do in Blue Lodge. In particular, Waynedale’s Bethel 8 is one of the most active Bethels in the State and has won numerous awards year after year for their hard work. Their many accolades and accomplishments mirror that of Waynedale 739 in so many ways, including several Miss Indiana recipients as well as Grand Bethel officers at the State-level. They give us even more reason to be proud of the Waynedale name, but they are in need of our help.

Many of their members are in high school and will be graduating in the next few years. They need members now more than ever so that they may pass on those secrets of success that have helped turn so many girls into confident young ladies. If you know of a young woman between the ages of 10-20 who may be interested in joining an active group of Masonic-minded young women, please reach out to me and I’ll connect you with the right people.Remember, to check our Lodge calendar for upcoming events.


Brian Eiler
Worshipful Master
Waynedale #739 F&AM
Fort Wayne, IN