If it seems like a long time since we’ve updated the site, you are correct! It seems like life, both Masonic and otherwise, took some major detours which resulted in our attention being focused elsewhere.
Among those distractions was the weather. Ohio can have severe everything – snow, cold, heat, rain, tornados, and the rare hurricane. Yes, even a hurricane. After several mild winters, this one has thrown most of the book at us. Thankfully we are a hardy lot with a sense of humor. Why else could we station reporters at ODOT salt barns using phrases like “snow warrior” with a straight face?
Our most recent news is our FC Inspection, which happened on March 2nd, for the pleasure of RWB Matt Pollock. We’d love to brag (the word “excellent” was used in describing our degree work), but our real accomplishment was found in other comments. In particular, our long-term positive relationship with other Lodges, and other Districts, was mentioned as examples of fellowship and mutual aid that are at the heart of Masonry.
By now our membership is getting used to the approach of our WM. He has scheduled a dinner prior to each meeting since being installed in November. This includes those Special Meetings, called for both practices and Inspection. His opinion is that it promotes fellowship, increases attendance, and is just fun. Those are hard things to argue against. As a result, it would be safe to plan on dinner at 6:30pm prior to each Lodge meeting. Yes, our Secretary will still send email reminders.
We are currently in the middle of Inspection Season. Rather than attempt to recreate the entire 15th District Inspection schedule here, please use the link at the left to check the 15th District web site. They will have posted the most current information available, which might take a while to filter down to us.
As a result, our calendar has a single listing at this point:
June 8, 2019 15th District Grand Master’s Reception, starting at 11am in East Liberty. The meal will be a picnic, open to the entire family at no cost. Dress will be informal.
As a reminder, we are repeating the following information:
The 15th Masonic District Grand Master’s Reception will be considerably different for 2019. It will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the park outside of East Liberty. It will be a cookout with casual dress (shorts, t-shirt, sandals, etc.), and will start at 11am, with all food and beverages provided. Attendance is open to all members, spouses, and kids, with no cost to attend. There will be the customary awards presented, it will just be accomplished in a picnic setting. Closer to that date they will want an RSVP to make sure they have sufficient supplies.
That brings us up to date for now. Stay safe, and take care of yourself and loved ones while we await the arrival of spring!
See you in Lodge.