From the East (March 2016)

Brethren,

March is another exciting month for our lodge! We start off with our annual Chili Cook on 5 March. Please remember to get into the competition, it’s only two weeks away and we need more contestants.

We have to continue the planning for our lodge’s 50th anniversary in April, a lot to get ready.  We need to start contacting Past Members of the JWF and invite them to our celebration. Continue reading “From the East (March 2016)”

From the East (February 2016)

Brethren,

As we go into February with an exciting year ahead of us! We have to continue the planning for our lodge’s 50th anniversary in April , a lot to get ready. We need to start contacting Past Members of the JWF and invite them to our celebration. We have received the coins in commemoration of this point in our lodge’s History. They will be on sale for $10.00 each.

We also have a Fellow Craft Degree this on the 20th of February. We will continue into the March and will have our DDGM visit on the 17th of March.

Our 1st Stated Meeting will be on the 4th of February and the 2nd Stated Meeting will be on the 18th of February. On Saturday February 13th we will have our monthly lodge Breakfast , served from 7:30am -10am.

We have many events planned for this year, including our 3rd annual Chili Cook-Off the  1st Saturday in March (5th), please spread the word!

LET’S CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2016!!

YITF,

Sam Sheider

Worshipful Master

From the East (January 2016)

Brethren,

I am truly humbled and honored that you have elected me to be Worshipful Master in 2016.  I look forward to busy year!  We will start off on January 2nd with our Officer Installation Ceremony and this year we will have our WM James R. Baade Jr., as our Installing Officer and Mandy Aman will be our Installing Marshall. W. James R. Baade Jr. will also be our Master of Ceremonies. We will have lunch immediately following the ceremony.

On  Saturday  January  91h   we will  start our monthly  lodge Breakfasts again, we’ll  serve from 7:30am-l0am.   Also on January  9th  many  of us will  be traveling  to Ribault  Lodge  for their installation at 10:30.  Our  1st Stated Meeting will be on the 7th of January and 2nd Stated Meeting will be on the 21st of January.

This year marks a milestone in our lodges history.  We will be celebrating our 50th year on April 30th.  There is a lot of planning to get accomplished before that date.

We have many events planned for this year, including our 3rd annual Chili Cook-Off the  1st Saturday in March (5th), please spread the word!

LET’S CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2016!!

YITF,

Sam Sheider

Worshipful Master

From the East (December 2015)

Brethren,

Wow, time sure has flown this year. As we head into December it means it’s time for some changes. Elections of Lodge Officers will be at our Stated Meeting on December 3rd, please come out and help elect our new officers. On December 2nd, we need 6 Brothers to go to Stafford Caldwell to retrieve our Level, dinner at 6, meeting at 7, if you can help out please let me know. We will continue our Lodge Breakfast on the 12th from 7:30 to l0 am. If you can help out in the kitchen, please contact Br Sam. The 11th and 12th Masonic District meeting will be at Barnett Lodge on the 16th, Dinner is at 6:30 Meeting at 7:30. Please mark your calendars for January 2nd. As that will be our installation of Officers. Installation at 10 am, Lunch to follow! Continue reading “From the East (December 2015)”

From the East (April 2015)

Bretheren,

We have a very busy month, starting with our stated meeting on the 7th where we will have 3 Brothers doing their EA Proficiencies. Our Lodge Breakfast will be May 9th as well as the lodge work day. Please let Brother Sam know if you can help in the kitchen and Brother Wayne if you can help with cleaning the lodge room. On Tuesday the 12th we will be visiting Ribault lodge to get their traveling Gavel, we will need at least 5 brothers to attend. Br. Sam Sheider and his degree team will be putting on a Fellowcraft Degree for 5 Brothers on the 16th, again if you can help with this degree please let Brother Sam know. At our second stated meeting we will be discussing upcoming legislation that will be voted on at Grand Lodge communication May 24th-27th. If any Brother would like to read the legislation please contact me or RW Frank for a copy. Please be on the lookout for information on a Lodge Steak night on August 22nd, details will be coming soon!

Finally I’d like to thank all the brothers that came out and helped with our day of yard work at a couple of our Past Masters’ houses, it was greatly appreciated.

Please keep all our brothers that have been ill in your prayers, most especially Br. Art Barfield, W. Richard Abdullah, W. George Montgomery, and James Gaskins.

“We represent a fraternity which believes in justice and truth and honorable action in your community …men who are endeavoring to be better citizens… [and] to make a great country greater. This is the only institution in the world where we can meet on the level all sorts of people who want to live rightly.”
– Harry S. Truman
President of the United States

LET’S CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2015!

YITF,
Jim Baade
Worshipful Master