A Message from WM Gene Giegoldt

Horace W. Tyler Lodge No. 290 12/16/19

From: The Office of Master of Horace W. Tyler Lodge No. 290


To: All Masonic Brothers


Subject: Introduction


Brethren, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is WM Gene T. Giegoldt.


For the next year, I will be Master of Horace W. Tyler Lodge No. 290. At this time, I would like to invite all the Brethren and Family members to as many of our Stated Meetings as you can attend. Some of things to encourage attendance will be to “Open” on the First Degree which will allow more participation by the Entered Apprentice and Fellow Craft Brothers. These
particular Brothers need the fellowship and support of the older and wiser senior Brothers and we will use this opportunity to teach “More Light in Masonry”.


My primary plan is to change a few things that will drive more interest in Lodge attendance. I plan to invite all the family members into Lodge for a ten-minute discussion of current events and also to form a “Honey Bee” committee that will take on special events and friendship projects. We need everyone’s support and participation. New committees will be made and
formed to benefit the Lodge. Monthly travel to other Lodges by our Brothers will be encouraged. A proactive support of our elderly brothers will be undertaken, which simply means we will visit once a month, a forgotten Brother or Widow, when possible.


There are several areas that I think we can improve on such as Ritual Practice and Esoteric. I plan to develop a Degree Team along with the participation of other Lodges, whereby we can do any Degree with a little less notice and confusion. Other suggestions are welcome.

One major comment on the State of the Lodge is, during this past year as Senior Warden, I have seen a renewed energy in our Lodge. New Brothers are stepping up to help out and we need to continue this support. Coaching is now available for those who need it and we welcome all the Brothers to attend these degree sessions.


I am excited to be elected as your new Master and with your support, I will to the best of my abilities, fulfill all my obligations.


Finally, my Brothers, I welcome all of your input, concerns, and thoughts, and I will listen attentively to any suggestions that might benefit the Lodge or its Members. I can always be reached for comment or discussion at the following email (email web site administrator or use “contact us” form)


Thank you for your Support, Friendship, and Brotherly Love.
Fraternally,
WM Gene T. Giegoldt

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Brethren,

We’ve had many changes over the past few months. We’re looking forward to even more as the year progresses. Please see our newest Trestleboard for more information. Come to the meeting,  open house, a degree or even poker night and catch up. It would be great to see you!

– Webmaster

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2016 Officers

Brethren,

 

A bit late but here it is, our elected offices for 2016. Please attend a meeting and support our brethren as they lead our lodge into the future.

Worshipful Master Charles Covington

Senior Warden Scott Sietz

Junior Warden David Brusch

Treasurer John Lunkes

Secretary W.B. James Truitt

 

-Webmnaster

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Fire Update

The building has been finished. It has taken a while but the building has been completed. We’ll be holding a Grand Reopening shortly.

 

-Webmaster

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Fire Update

Brethren, Eastern Star, et al,

I just received an update on the state of the lodge temple building remodel from WB Steve Turner and he asked me to pass it on…

Since he and Dick Taylor had wrote a letter of concern and had a follow-on meeting with the contractor and the insurance company execs about a month ago, the contractor has put a good foreman on the job who has stepped up to the plate to fix all that has gone wrong with the lodge remodel.  One of the things that went wrong was overspray that damaged the beams in the lodge, which we did not want painted.  In order to clean those beams properly, they used a solvent that took the varnish off of the beams, so now the beams need to be refinished.    Meanwhile, furniture has been moved back to the upstairs and Steve reports that, other then the beams, the upstairs is looking very nice.  Thus, here is the current schedule:

Tuesday, June 9:  Tyler Lodge will meet upstairs for stated meeting.
Wednesday, June 10:  Evergreen Lodge may use upstairs
Thursday through Monday, June 10 – 15:  Upstairs closed while the contractor varnishes beams on Thursday, Friday, and Monday

Reopening of the upstairs will depend on how quickly the varnish odor dissipates.  Steve anticipates that it will only take a few days.  However, Eastern Star may still enter through the East door to store away any paraphernalia in their storage closet behind the East, over the weekend or while the odor dissipates.

The kitchen remains unusable pending the installation of exhaust hoods and return of the kitchen appliances.  This will be the last thing to be completed later this summer.  The rest of the fellowship hall remains usable.

 

In the Faith,

Bud Truitt
Secretary, Horace W. Tyler Lodge and Templeboard

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Building update

Brothers,

 

It’s been a long journey but we are nearing the end. The upstairs has carpet. Most of the restoration work has been completed. Still remaining is the fire wall and hooded vents in the kitchen, coverings for the stairs, furniture upstairs, and a final polish. We should have our building back soon!

 

-Webmaster

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Fire Update

Good meeting with the contractor with the following results;
1. Sheetrock done downstairs except for behind stoves. Will wait until hood is ready to install.
2. Lattice work to begin Wednesday.
3. Only ONE ceiling tile selection will be available as anything other than white cost a lot more. Ceiling Tile put in next week.
4. We pay for keying our locks.
5. Doors all in except for some hardware.
6. ASBESTOS found upstairs so hazmat is needed.
7. Downstairs done in 3 weeks for our use.
8. He will check on kitchen cabinets  for painting.
9. Will clean bathrooms, maybe paint as well.
10. End of month February estimate total completion date.

Im sure that these points have left questions by the the brothers out there but be assured more info and decisions to follow. Thanks for everyone’s patience during the refit.

Fraternally,

W.B. Steve Turner
Tyler Templeboard

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V.W. Bro Rod Davidson

Rod Davidson

Rod Davidson’s obituary has been published in Tacoma News Tribune ( http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tribnet/obituary.aspx?n=robert-davidson&pid=173049252) as well as online with Edward’s Memorial (attached) and the Suburban Times online.

Rod’s services:  A graveside service will be held Saturday Nov. 15 at 1 P.M. at the Vaughn cemetery followed by a memorial service in the Whitmore Room at the Vaughn Civic Center at 2 P.M.   Organization for Masonic services are pending another date and location.

 

-Webmaster

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Fire Update

All,

As was pointed out to me (by several brothers) Tyler Lodge night is NOT ON 7 Oct, but is scheduled for its normal 2nd Tuesday which is Tuesday 14 Oct.   Sorry if I confused some folks.

So the correct schedule is:

 


                               Wednesday, 1 Oct:  Evergreen Lodge Stated Meeting will be held as scheduled upstairs Tyler Temple.  Enter upstairs through the north or east doors.  Do not go downstairs.


Thursday, 2 Oct:  Tyler Chapter OES will hold chapter at Parkland Lodge at 7:30pm.

Monday, 6 Oct:  Tyler Temple board Meeting postponed until later TBA.  Belfore Reconstruction should be starting reconstruction of lower floor.

Tuesday, 14 Oct:  Tyler Lodge Stated Meeting will be held as scheduled upstairs Tyler Temple.  Enter upstairs through the north or east doors.  Do not go downstairs.

Saturday, 11 Oct:  Tyler Chapter OES Penny Sale will has been moved to ReLife School, 5515 44th St E, Puyallup, near River Road.  Lynne Truitt is coordinating this new location.

Thursday, 16 Oct:  Tyler Chapter OES holding chapter at ? Location.

Rest of October:  Belfore Reconstruction will continue reconstruction of the downstairs area.  This will include a new ceiling, new furnace, reconstructed stairway, kitchen hood/vent, and paint job.  They will restock the lower floor with everything stored before declaring the lower floor done.   During this period, the only entrance that we may use are the East and North upper doors.

Sometime after October:  Belfore Reconstruction will open the lower floor to us and start demolition/reconstruction on the upper floor.  All masonic activities will occur downstairs while upstairs repairs occur.  The furnace should be in good order by this time.

In the Faith,

Bud Truitt
Secretary Horace Tyler Lodge and Tyler

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Fire Update

Dear Brethren, Concordant Bodies, Family, and Friends of Horace W. Tyler Lodge and Temple,

Thanks to all Tyler and concordant body members for all the work that had to be done to remove and store so much of our paraphernalia.  I KNOW how hard it has been.

All the rest of the equipment, chairs, tables, kitchen wares, etc from the lower floor has been stored in a large trailer-size container that is sitting in the alleyway west of the lodge.  This storage container blocks the car path around the building and will for the foreseeable future, so please be aware that this complicates parking at the lodge.  To enter our parking lot, you now have to go IN what is normally the exit and then back into a slot.  For many of you it may be easier just to park across the street just to avoid the confusion.

The sub-contractor in charge of demolition is working this week on the lower fellowship hall floor, as scheduled.  They have been working in the large room tearing out the acoustical tiles yesterday and today.  When I saw them today about noon, they had about 50% of the tiles removed.  They also disposed of all the trash remaining outside the lodge.  Tomorrow (Wednesday) they will begin the asbestos remediation, which involves removing the ceiling drywall (which was coated with a minimal asbestos-containing texture).  They will also be tearing out the direct fire damaged wood.  They have encased the area with plastic and will be running negative pressure devises to suck out and filter 99.9% of all demolition dust.  They assured me that it’s safe to conduct meetings on the upper floor, even this week.  The demolition contractor will be done with their part this week and the reconstruction contractor can start on the lower floor next week.  Unfortunately, we don’t yet have a good prediction of how long that will take.  We hope to get more information on that soon.

I included a few photos of today’s activities.

The schedule hasn’t changed much from what I put out last.  But again please be flexible because this will likely change.  As information is updated, I will send out an updated schedule.  While it is not known right now how long this entire process will take (best guess is multiple months).

 

Wednesday, 1 Oct:  Evergreen Lodge Stated Meeting will be held as scheduled upstairs Tyler Temple.  Enter upstairs through the north or east doors.  Do not go downstairs.

Thursday, 2 Oct:  Tyler Chapter OES will hold chapter at Parkland Lodge at 7:30pm.

Monday, 6 Oct:  Tyler Temple board Meeting postponed until later TBA.  Belfore Reconstruction should be starting reconstruction of lower floor.

Tuesday, 7 Oct:  Tyler Lodge Stated Meeting will be held as scheduled upstairs Tyler Temple.  Enter upstairs through the north or east doors.  Do not go downstairs.

Saturday, 11 Oct:  Tyler Chapter OES Penny Sale will has been moved to ReLife School, 5515 44th St E, Puyallup, near River Road.  Lynne Truitt is coordinating this new location.

Thursday, 16 Oct:  Tyler Chapter OES holding chapter at ? Location.

Rest of October:  Belfore Reconstruction will continue reconstruction of the downstairs area.  This will include a new ceiling, new furnace, reconstructed stairway, kitchen hood/vent, and paint job.  They will restock the lower floor with everything stored before declaring the lower floor done.   During this period, the only entrance that we may use are the East and North upper doors.

Sometime after October:  Belfore Reconstruction will open the lower floor to us and start demolition/reconstruction on the upper floor.  All masonic activities will occur downstairs while upstairs repairs occur.  The furnace should be in good order by this time.

In the Faith,

Bud Truitt
Secretary Horace Tyler Lodge and Tyler Templeboard

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