My second term seems to be moving very quickly. That is in large part because we have had busy couple months. As all things go, we had a few schedule changes, so please always check the Lodge website for the latest news and dates. And for those of you that get our news by slow mail, I promise to try and get you updated information sooner as I work through the best and fast way to get a printed copy out to you.
We had our annual awards night on January 19th, two Fellow Craft Degrees on January 28th, and our breakfast in the park on January 29th. I want to thank Brother Dovilla for his hard work on put on an excellent night for our awardees. Our Fellow Craft degrees went well; I want to thank everyone that helped out. Brother Ritley and Worshipful Brother Pominville stepped up and helped at the last minute to fill chairs. Brother Elmerick, from Mid-Century Lodge, did the first part of FC lecture and Worshipful Bother Goldbach did the change. I want to send out a huge thank you to WB Goldbach for all his help with breakfast, he made the breakfast possible. Brothers Ritley and Godby were also a huge help. Thank you brethren! I hope you were able to make it out to these events, and there is more to come.
There has been a lot of talk of what to do next. How many of our Brethren would be interested in going to a baseball game or a hockey game? I would also like to have a fundraiser for Special Olympics, but I think the spaghetti dinners have run their course and we need to do something new. I was thinking about have a “Dip off”. People could enter a dip or salsa in a competition and people would pay $5 for a small bag of chips and a voting card. I’m looking for other ideas as well. The plan is to do our fundraiser in April, so we need to get something going soon. Worshipful Brother Kilpatrick is planning a range night March 30th. See detail below and contact him to reserve your spot.
As we move through February we will begin to get ready for our inspection with some upcoming practices. Inspection will be on March 2nd and we will be inspected in the Master Mason Degree. If you haven’t already received a call from Worshipful Bother Croxford, you will. If you do get a call from him, please call him back, even if you can’t help with the upcoming Master Mason Degrees. This will make his job a little easier as he pulls the team together.
Brethren, I am truly grateful for all the help and support! And if you haven’t made to lodge in a while, I look forward to seeing you in the future.
Brian Spooner, Worshipful Master