From the East
Thank you! I want to give a big thank you to all of the Brothers that came out and helped with our BBQ!! We had a great turn out on Saturday the 25th and all of the brothers had a great time chopping and serving BBQ together. I also want to give a big thanks to WB Neil Crossley and team of BBQ cooks that were there all night Friday preparing the meat. We had a lot of folks come in from the community as well for dine in and to-go BBQ. It is always nice to meet some of the folks from the neighborhood and let them know about the charities we support. We have lots of events coming up in the next few months and it would be terrific to have as many brothers as possible attend. We have our annual elections, as well as our officer installation and service awards night in December. We have had a great fall with lots of degree work including two more newly initiated Entered Apprentices on Tuesday November the 4th. I look forward to seeing everyone at the November stated for elections.
Jim Lofton – Master
From the South
Charlotte DeMolay and the Western District of North Carolina DeMolay needs your help in collecting items for underserved children and youth in the area, and is working with A Child’s Place to distribute these in December.
Chris Crump – JW
From the Secretary
It seems, at least to me, that the Lodge almost never sleeps, and that is particularly true in the final quarter of this year for ours, where we will experience a unique mix of the “old” and the “new”. We have just finished our annual fall fundraiser, the 23rd Annual Cletus O. Fulp Barbecue, and seen the Masonic journey begin for three young men with their Entered Apprentice Degrees. The November Stated Communication will see the election of our 2015 Officers (Master, Sr, Warden, Jr. Warden, Treasurer, Secretary and Trustee), and December will hold our final Stated of 2014 as well as the Service Awards where we will recognize those who have reached the milestone years of 25, 50 and 60 years in good standing in our fraternity, and the Installation of the 2015 elected and appointed officers.
Whether part of the new, or part of the old, or both, we are all still here, walking along our life’s path. Our Brother Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Will your curiosity lead you to join us at the Lodge in the coming year?
I do, so truly hope so.
Mike Hamrick, PM