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September 2013


Meetings Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in the Masonic Memorial Temple 2200 West Mesquite Ave. (Rancho & US-95) Las Vegas, Nevada 89106 (702)387-0046

Dispensation: November 10, 1962 Chartered November 12, 1963 Volume 50 Issue No. 7 NELLIS LODGE NO. 46 F. & A.M. Printed 9 times a year

Most Worshipful

Richard M. “Mike” Hoaglin Grand Master of Masons in Nevada PAST GRAND LODGE OFFICERS Most Worshipful Donald G. Hines* Past Grand Master of Masons in Nevada Most Worshipful William B. Berk Past Grand Master of Masons in Nevada Right Worshipful Dale K. Dean Sr. Past Junior Grand Warden, Grand Lodge of Nevada * Signifies a Deceased Brother

2013 Nellis Lodge Trustees 3 Year Scott Keiser, P.M.


2 Year Michael J. Clark, P.M.

1 Year Arcangelo O. Cocco, P.M.

2013 Officer Line W. Bro. Jeff Byrne, P.M.

Worshipful Master 702)525-4395

Harold Scalzo, Jr. (Janet)

Senior Warden (702)336-8461

Miguel Zavala (Nichole)

Junior Warden (702)578-1945

W. Bro. John Feustel, PM (Paula)

Treasurer (702) 379-2992

W. Bro. James T. Greely, PM (Alice)

Secretary (702) 604-5542

Jason Turner (Jennifer)

Senior Deacon 702)845-8768

Dennis Tyson

Junior Deacon (702)254-5998

R. Darce Wilson

Chaplain (702)595-0713

Daniel Kaelin

Marshall (847)757-7210

Michael Riitano

Senior Steward (702)455-2007

Michael Griffin

Junior Steward (702)425-0634

Joseph Wines

Tyler (702)513-4205

Barry Mainardi

Master of Ceremonies (702)523-3052

Bill Mowery

Master of Ceremonies (708)285-4376

Dennis Tyson

Master of Ceremonies (702)254-5998

Jason Cunningham

Master of Ceremonies (702)768-8116

Travis Lindsey (Jacquelin) Michael J. Clark, P.M.

Historian (702)334-0254 Deputy Grand Lecturer (702)592-9249


Nellis Lodge Past Masters

Albert Schouten Donald G. Hines* Albert W. Cutler* Joseph Bureski* Virgil M. Babbs* Ivan H. Joyce, Sr.* Herbert T. Edgar* Robert P. Braner* Woodrow W. Thompson* William B. Berk Robert E. Broughton Donald L. Vines Stuart E. Pirie* Richard C. Ehrensing* Walter T. Jones* Charles R. Rinehart* William J. Schoenholzer* Gerald H. McCorkle Robert B. Riggs Dale K. Dean Sr. Stephen M. Thompson Billy R. Huffman* John C. Richardson Theodore M. West* John W. Startt, III

1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987

Alan J. Clark* Harold R. Hamilton John Kiehlbaugh Gerry Cunningham* Bart Bonar Michael Holmstrom Craig Johnson Fred Barr Jeff Byrne Scutter Newton John Messana Andrew D. Craig Terry Robertson David Swallow John Feustel Sam Ruiz Franklin E. Merica Ray Troche James T. Greely John Gjonola Michael J. Clark Bjorn E. Sundquist Arcangelo O. Cocco Michael J. Clark Scott Keiser

* Signifies a Deceased Brother Past Masters by Affiliation Albert Fischer Franklin E. Merica Shibli Sawalha Frank Fiedler David Lublin Frank Heyer Mike F. Gorman


1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Brothers, I hope everyone had a Safe, Exciting and Relaxing Summer… But it is time for us to resume our Masonic Labors… As we return to “Light”, we find ourselves very busy! Several Brothers took advantage of our Proficiency Night on August 27th, giving us a need to add a “Super Saturday” to our Trestle Board…

Jeff Byrne Worshipful Master 2013

On Saturday September 21st at High Twelve we will open on the Master Mason Degree to confer this degree on Four Brothers at one time. Please make every attempt to join us and support the Brothers on this day, for their journey to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason… Please contact Jason Turner, our Senior Deacon to sign up for your Favorite Part for these MM Degrees. Please make every effort to join us for our Stated Meeting this month as we will read the list of those members who may be suspended for NonPayment of Dues. The suspension of a Brother for “NPD” is never an easy thing to do and sometimes the “Condition” of a Brother is only known by a one member of the Lodge and that may be you. So please be present that your input may be heard. Some events to mark on your calendar… October 15th- 50 Year Mason and Honored Ladies Dinner October 29th- Master Mason Degree presented by the Past Masters Degree Team Looking forward to seeing you! Sincerely and Fraternally Jeff


It’s been a long and hot summer, now it is over and it is time to get back in the quarry and do some work. I hope everyone had a safe and good summer. During the summer we had the Fireworks Booth and we made approximately $3,800.00. I would like to thank all the Brothers who volunteered and donated money. Your help with this endeavor was greatly appreciated. I would like to express my gratitude to Brother Mike Griffin and our friend Andy who kept open the booth for the night shift of our 24 hour operation; they worked 72 hours that week.

Senior Warden Harold Scalzo, Jr.

In August we had a proficiency meeting, I would like to congratulate all the Brothers who completed their proficiency in the Fellow craft Degree. In September we will have a Super Sunday to make new Master Masons. I missed our Brotherly Fellowship and am looking forward to our Lodge meetings again. Fraternally, Brother Harold Scalzo Jr. Senior Warden On the Level


I have a few Masonic quotes this month. Louis Williams wrote.. Many writers and thinkers have tried to define Freemasonry but it really defeats definition. It is too complex, too profound in conception, to easily expressed in words. Perhaps the simplest and best definition of all is the phrase "the brotherhood of man under the fatherhood of God." Our Masonic forefathers had an understanding of human needs and human aspirations. They may never have dreamed of the mindless computer which governs our lives, or the fission of matter which threatens our lives, but they understood human nature and what motivates the spirit of man. Thus from a simple process of using stone and mortar for building they progressed to the most important of life's functions, the building of character.

Junior Warden Miguel Zavala

****************************************************************** Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote.. There are one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and threestory intellects with sky-lights. All fact collectors, who have no aim beyond their facts, are one-story men. Two-story men compare, reason generalize, using the labors of the fact collectors as well as their own. Three-story men idealize, imagine, predict, their best illumination comes from above, through the skylight. ********************************************************************* C. H. Claudy wrote.. Freemasonry is "veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols" because these are the surest way by which moral and ethical truths may be taught. It is not only with the brain and with the mind that the initiate must take Freemasonry but also with the heart. Fraternally Miguel



In the Forefront Spread Sunday





Manditory 2 Officer’s Meeting



9 Oasis & Daylite Lodges Stated Communications

Master Mason Degree


Degree Practice 15



17 Entered Degree Practice Apprentice Degree


Dark Zelzah Shrine


Trustee Meeting 29



Officer’s Meeting & Degree Practice


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ding Light for 50 years


Board eting

Thursday 4



Scottish Rite 5 Stated Communication











Official Visitation To King Solomon





Masters & Wardens Meeting


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Nellis Lodge #46 2013 Committees Cognizance: W. David Swallow PM. 499-4899 W John Gjonola PM. W. Scott Keiser PM. Delinquency: W. James T. Greely III PM. 604-5542 W. Ray Troche PM. W. AL Schouten PM. Sickness and Distress: Bro. Harold Scalzo Jr. SW 775-336-8461 Education: W. Jerry McCorkle PM: 277-7775 Charity: W. John Gjonola PM: 743-7836 Bro. Harold “Hap” Hendrix Trestle Board Publication: W. James T. Greely PM: 604-5542 Bro. Harold Scalzo Jr. SW W. Arcangelo Cocco, PM Telephone/Communication: W. Jeff Byrne PM: 525-4395 Nellis Officers Finance: W. Terry Robertson PM: 499-2242 W. John Feustel PM. Fundraising: Bro. Harold Scalzo Jr. SW: 775-336-8461 Ritual and Degree: W. Jeff Byrne PM: 525-4395 W. Mike Clark PM. DDGL Refreshments: Miguel Zavala JW: 578-1945



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