Our stated meeting in November was our election of officers. WM Pat Cloke agreed to serve as Master again to allow the officers behind him to serve in the chairs next up due to the Senior Warden dropping out of the line. The entire list of officers is listed in the page Officers 2014 at right. The spaghetti dinner for the family of Brother Doug Brummett was a success and along with donations from some of the other lodges in the district we can help them put a pretty big dent in the debt they have from Doug's funeral. The lodge will also be contacting Grand Lodge to see if they can help as well.
The lodge had a visit from a couple of ladies that are descendents of Andrew and Granville Jackson, charter members of our lodge. They are doing some reserch on their family and asked to take a picture of the charter member pictures hanging on the wall outside the lodge room. One of them said that the picture of Granville may be the only one of him in existence. I am glad we could help them in their research.
The planning for our Christmas party on December 7 at 6:00 PM is about complete. The lodge will supply the main course and the brethren are asked to bring a covered dish and dessert, though that is not necessary to attend. We will have gifts for the children under 12 and other activities for everyone. Santa is scheduled to visit with us as well. If you have any questions and to RSVP please call or text Brother Gene Bell at (513) 310-1969. We hope you can attend.
The Worshipful Master has scheduled the installation of officers for December 11 at 6:30 PM. We'll have dinner and have the ceremony after. It is open so bring your family and friends.
We have the good fortune of having the Journeymen Motorcycle Club as our neighbor in Edenton. Right now they are raising funds to help a child named Ryder McGriff. He was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor the size of a softball at 5 weeks old. He has and will continue to face a lot of surgeries and treatment for this condition for quite some time. The lodge has donated to this cause and would like to encourage anyone who would like to help to attend a fundraiser sponsored by the Journeymen on December 14 at Roberts Arena, 3991 St. Rt. 730, just outside of Wilmington. It runs fromm 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM. The cost is $10.00 a person for food, refreshments, raffles, auctions and entertainment. Donations can also be made to the Wright-Patterson Credit Union in Wilmington to the Ryder McGriff Fund. Call Haskel Combs Jr. at 937-402-0454 if you want more information.
Our inspection has been set for January 22nd in the Fellowcraft degree. Dinner will be at 6:00 PM and the degree will start at 7:00 PM. We have two candidates that have had the EA degree so we have one we can confer the degree on to help us practice for the inspection.