From the Secretary’s Desk (August 2016)

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.

Fraternally,

R.W. Frank E. Kleese Sr.

Menu for June 2016 meetings

June 2
Chili Con Carne w/Beans
Buttered Steamed Rice
Steamed Fresh Vegetables
Tossed Salad
Assorted Salad Dressing
Hawaiian Dinner Rolls
Ice Cream w/ Cookies
June 16
Chicken Adobo
Chicken Fried Rice
Pancit Guisado
Fried Egg Rolls
Tossed Green Salad
Assorted Salad Dressing
Hawaiian Dinner Rolls
Butter-Jam-Jelly
Ice Cream & Cherry Pie
Coffee-Iced Tea- Sodas

Menu for April 2016 meetings

April 7th

Oven Roasted Beef w/gravy

Fluffy mashed potatoes

Buttered green Beans

Tossed green salad / assorted dressings

Hot dinner rolls / Butter

Vanilla Ice Cream/ Cookies

Coffee-Iced Tea-Sodas

 

April 21st

Pepper Steak

Steamed white rice

Tossed green salad

Glazed fresh carrots

Hawaiian Dinner Rolls/Butter

Ice Cream & Chiffon Cake

Coffee-Iced Tea-Sodas

Menu for March 2016 meetings

March 3rd-

Chicken Cacciatore

Buttered Steamed Rice

Buttered Green Peas

Crispy Garden Salad

Assorted Salad Dressing

Hawaiian Hot Dinner Rolls

Butter, Jam-Jelly

Ice Cream & Cherry Pie

Coffee-Iced Tea-Sodas

 

March 17-

New England Boiled Dinner

(Corned Beef Brisket, Boiled Cabbage, Carrots, Potatoes)

Tossed Green Salad

Assorted Salad Dressing

Hot Dinner Rolls (Butter, Jam-Jelly)

Ice Cream, Cookies

Coffee-Iced Tea-Sodas

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 Secretary’s Desk (February 2016)

I am happy to say the the 2016 dues are coming in very well. We have 110 Brothers who have already paid.lfyou do not have a 2016 dues card, you still need to get one to attend functions where the card need to be shown. Also, if you haven’t sent me your e-mail address, please do so. We need to update your records. Thanks.

Fraternally, Frank Kleese Secretary

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 Secretary’s Desk

What a fast and very successful 2015, thanks to the LEADERSHIP of our Officers along with the outstanding support of our CRAFT at J. Wendell Fargis No. 356. Congratulations to our newly elected and appointed officers for 2016. Plans are underway and positive action is continuing to keep us on track for whom we represent as Masons.

I too, am humbled and honored to be elected as Secretary of our Lodge and with the aid of our Assistant Secretary, James Y. Gaskins, (PM) the duties will be handled as necessary to fulfill the obligations of this position. I will be at the Lodge Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. Until noon.

If you have any questions, you can reach me on the Lodge phone or e-mail me at jwendellfargisma@bellsouth.net If you haven’t sent me your e-mail address, please do so as we plan to send the Trestle board out electronically asap. Also, we need your to update us of any phone number/address changes to keep current. Thanks.

 

Fraternally, Frank Kleese Secretary

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)”