The time sure is flying fast. Hopefully September will bring us some cooler weather. We had a fine showing at the Grand Master’s Official Visit on Saturday, August 27th. Thanks to all attending and their wives. I am happy to say that we welcome the Ladies to our dinners at our Stated Meetings and the Breakfast we hold on the second Saturday of each month. Keep it up Ladies.
Please check out the events as listed at the top of this page and make your calendars. Staying active is the sign of a positive Lodge. We are growing and that subject was a topic of conversation at the Official Visit on the 27th. We only have two Brothers who have not paid their 2016 dues. Which is a good sign. By the way the 2017 dues cards will be arriving in October. Also, please sign up for circumscribe as this is the new way of being on-board. Look at the Grand Lodge website under “circumscribe”.
Thank you for your continued support as we move toward the end of the year. We have a lot to accomplish during the next few months. An EA Degree, that we have schedule for 24 September 2016. Also we have three Entered Apprentices that we need to keep moving and schedule a Fellowcraft Degree as soon as they are ready. We will check with our instructors and get a date set so we can start planning and putting the degree team together. Looks like we could have a busy end of the year, welcoming new brothers into Freemasonry.
Congratulation to Brothers Caleb Radney and Samuel Fisher for completing their MM Proficiency, we look forward to helping them in their continued Masonic growth. It is an honor to have been part of their travel thus far.
As you all know Solomon lodge still has our “Traveling Level” at their lodge. In planning is a trip to Solomon lodge to retrieve our “Traveling Level”, those you who are interested in going with me to Solomon lodge please let me know. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. Let’s continue to make our visitors feel welcome and at home at our Lodge!!! As always thank you for the allowing me the opportunity to serve you!!
LET’S CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2016!!
Steamed Asparagus w/Hollandaise Sauce
Assorted Salad Dressing
French Garlic Bread
Ice Cream Sundae
Beef Pot Roast
Oven Brown Potatoes
Tossed Green Salad
Assorted Salad Dressing
Hot Dinner Rolls
Ice Cream & German Cake
Coffee-Iced Tea- Sodas
Brother’s hope everyone had a great Month of July, I look forward seeing you all at our first meeting on August the 4th.
We have two new Entered Apprentices that we need to keep moving and schedule a Fellowcraft Degree as soon as they are ready. Thank you to all who are helping with the EA Degree, and the ease in which you all were able to adjust your schedules to support a time change at the last minute. As you all know Solomon lodge still has our “Traveling Level” at their lodge. In planning is a trip to Solomon lodge to retrieve our “Traveling Level”, those you who are interested in going with me to Solomon lodge please let me know.
Very important date during the month of August:
Saturday August 27: Grand Master Official Visit 11 & 12 Districts, 5pm – 9pm at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium. Please make plans to attend and make a good showing for our lodge.
I would like to say again how good it was to hear during the dinner and welcoming that a lot of Brother’s like the way they feel welcome when they visit our lodge. It is exciting for me to be a part of a lodge that seen at in that manor. We need to continue to greet people as if they are guest while making them feel as though they are members of our lodge.
As always thank you for the allowing me the opportunity to serve you!! LET’S CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2016!!
Sam Sheider Worshipful Master
Well here we are in August and the weather is hot, hot, hot. Please keep yourselves hydrated while spending anytime outdoors. It is exciting to note that J. Wendell Fargis No. 356 is a happy and productive Lodge. This comes from TEAMWORK and that is what Masonry is all about.
Please pay close attention to the dates of events for August as listed at the top of the page. Especially the Grand Masters Official visit on August 27th at the Morocco Temple. A good showing of support from our Lodge is very important. This event is for both the Brothers and their wives. Remember you must have your current dues card ready to show when registering.
On a sad note, I just received news that Past Master (1993) Neal Nance passed away. Please keep his widow Dollie and family in your prayers.
R.W. Frank E. Kleese Sr.