April 2019

Greetings Brothers-

Hard to believe it is already spring!  First quarter was about as busy as we could handle and March had several of those events recently to close it out.  Our Irish themed Table Lodge was heavily attended as you can see in the photos, and it turns out that many of the brothers are better singers than they thought.  Better cooks too!  Wow, was that some tasty food.  In addition, it was very interesting to gain further light in Masonry as we learned about King Solomon and his role in reality, popular mythology and the Craft.

We have been very fortunate to be able to sponsor a chapter of Rainbow Girls, via Valley Assembly #26.  You will note that some of their meetings have been included in the 2019 Trestle.  I encourage all Brothers to support our local Rainbow chapter, learn more about them by attending their meetings, and join us as our two organizations continue to grow together.  Coming up in April we will have a bowling day, an opportunity for Masons, Rainbows and their families to socialize and get to know one another and we hope in the fall to bring forth a joint public service project.

Easter is right around the corner and our signature Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt is a few weeks away.    We will get to have a spring day at the races in May with Kentucky Derby Day at the lodge, and even try our hands for a night out AXE throwing!  I hope you are prepared to march proudly with your brothers in the Memorial Day Parade, and preparations have already begun for Valley Fest 2019!  At Simsbury Meadows this year, it will be full of great music, fun for the family & kids, local breweries, food trucks and more.  We will really need many Brothers to assist on this day, hopefully you can lend a hand.  So much is going on, be sure to join us for all the fun!

Seth B. Brickman, Worshipful Master
Valley Lodge #36 A.F. & A.M.

WM Seth Brickman