We did a Master Mason degree at our meeting on September 16. We held it outside at Charlotte Back's property. Since we do not have a candidate at that stage we did a pro tem. We did only the business that was necessary so our meeting in October will be a busy one. We voted on two candidates and will do their Entered Apprentice degrees Saturday, Sept. 23, at 5 PM. We will be voting on three more petitions in October. We may also have to make a decision that the lodge does not want to. The lodge is going to answer appeals for donations for Texas and Florida hurricane victims in the amount of $50 each. So come out to lodge and support the officers as they wrap up this year and look forward to election of officers in November. And, as a reminder, dues will also be due then. A notice will be sent out at the end of the month reminding every member that the dues are still $55. Your dues card will be reactivated in the database as soon as your dues are paid or we receive word you cannot pay. If you do not have a blue plastic card please let the secretary know.
Posted by The guy who does this blog at 12:13 PM
At our August meeting we received a visit from our District Education Officer, Ralph Metzger. He was there to present Al Cloke, our Lodge Education Officer, with an award for completing the Grand Lodge's educational course on the Ancient charges. Al has been an exceptional LEO and deserves the recognition. Unfortunately, WB Cloke is having some health issues and will be unable to come to meetings for a while. Keep him and his family in your prayers. In other business, the fried bologna booth was cancelled because of lack of participation. We will try again next year. We did have our pancake breakfast at Stonelick Lake but a report was not available at this meeting. Our outdoor meeting will be on September 16 at Charlotte Back's place at 10:00 AM. If the weather is bad, we will hold the degree at the lodge. The positions for the MM degree are in the process of being filled. The chair lift is working well and there will be more information in the upcoming dues notices that will be sent out soon. We have been able to remit a lot of dues the past few years and will continue to do so for brethren in need, but we cannot afford to continue carrying brethren who do not respond. I hope to see a lot of you brethren on the 16th.
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