Fraternal greetings to all of you, spring has sprung and finally here. Time to put away those winter garments and break out shorts and T-Shirts. For all the seasonal golfers out there, it’s time to hit the course and wake those club up from hibernation. For most of us it’s time to do all those outdoor activities we love, whether it be gardening, sprucing up the yard, or just playing with the kids or grand-kids outdoors. Be mindful also spring brings the annoying constant runny nose, congestion, watery and itchy eyes and breathing difficulties to people like myself who suffer with pollen allergies and other airborne irritants.
I would like to recognized the brothers who put time and effort in painting our Kitchen and Pantry, Brothers Bob Utter, Scott Brinley, Tim Shieder, and specially to George Grant who lead us.
On March 03, 2017 Mrs. Ruth Baumgarten and her daughter Bonnie awarded a widow certification of appreciation on behalf of her husband Bro. Harold Baumgarten, the certificate was awarded by RW Royd Keys, PDDGM and WB Jim Gaskins, PM, and she was very appreciative for what the lodge have for done to her late husband.
Also, our Bro. Ted Roycraft chili cook off was very successful. We had the honor of having Brothers from various lodges joined us in the festivities everyone had a great time tasting different chili and listening to the band. It wouldn’t have been such a success with out the help of WB Jim Baade, PM, who organized the event. Thank you WB Jim!
The Ionic Lodge has an Enter Apprentice Degree and a courtesy call was for Bro Chris Onuschak. Thank you to the Worshipful Master of Ionic Lodge accommodating our Brother to the degree of Enter Apprentice. Congratulations Bro Chris Onuschak!
I would like to appreciate the Brothers who attended the 11 & 12 District Association.
Let’s continue to make a difference in 2017.
WM Bing Bato
As stated by Worshipful Master and I agree, we are excited to see our Lodge being so active and productive. 75% of our members have paid their 2017 Dues. If you don’t have a 2017 Dues card, you need to pay your dues.
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Again we are looking forward to an outstanding Month, ending May and starting June with the Grand Communication here in Jacksonville. We have reviewed the legislation to be presented. If you have any last minute questions please call and ask. If we don’t know the answer we can call
someone who does.
It looks like a pretty busy month and we have added an EA Degree for June 25th to get our newly elected candidates started. It will be great to get them started before we go dark in July. Also there are four more petitions in the works as our Lodge continues to grow.
At our officers meeting on June 6th we will plan for the next quarter and discuss some of the events from the Grand Communication. If anyone would like to attend you are welcome.
Thank you all for the attendance during the stated meeting it has been great to see so many people
attending the lodge. Hope it’s not just because of our JW’s food, which by the way has been
LET’S CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2016!!
As you all can see, we are an active Lodge. However, we still have 16 Brothers who haven’t paid
their 2016 Dues. If you don’t have a 2016 Dues card, you are one of them. You can help your Lodge
by not having us send you a dues notice at the end of June.
Please note that we will still be active with our breakfast on the second Saturday of the month even
though we will be DARK the month of July. Come out and enjoy a great breakfast and fellowship.
Finish out April with our 50th Anniversary Celebration on April 30th from 12:00 to 3:00 PM. We are looking forward to seeing all the members and guest at the event, especially some that we have not seen in while as well as the new members.
During one of our stated meeting we will need to review the proposed legislation to be presented at the Grand Communication at the end of May.
We also want to give thanks for the anonymous donation of a new stove for our Lodge. The old was beyond economical repair and somewhat dangerous on occasion. The new stove is now working and ready for use, thanks to several brothers for the time and effort they put in on getting it in place and working.
LET’S CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2016!!
We are having a fabulous year. When you get a chance, please congratulate our two newly Raised Brothers,
Sam Fisher and Caleb Radney. Thanks to Albert J. Russell Lodge No. 126 preforming courtesy work for us.
The Lodge looks great and our number of attendance is increasing. We also have petitions for two more
candidates in the investagation stage. Busy times with many hands make success for JWF.
Shrimp AlBato Roast Pork Loin
Buttered Egg Noodles Mashed Potatoes w/gravy
Steamed Fresh Broccoli Buttered Mixed Vegetables
Crispy Garden Salad Tossed Green Salad
Assorted Salad Dressings Assorted Salad Dressings
French garlic Bread Hot Dinner Rolls
Ice Cream & Cookies Vanilla Ice Cream-Blueberry Pie
Coffee-Iced Tea–Sodas Coffee-Iced Tea-Sodas