Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Breaking News!

Our meeting on November 17th featured many things. The most exciting was voting on our most recent petition. After a unanimous verdict our WM announced a Special Meeting for Saturday, November 27, 2010. That morning at 9am we will convene for presentation of the EA degree on our candidate. If you're in the area, come on down.

As noted below our installation of officers was held on the 17th. WB Mark Wamack was the installing officer, heading up a team from Latham Lodge. Over the years our Lodges have assisted each other numerous times, this being the most recent. They demonstrate a true example of Masonic fraternity.


Below you may have read our post about LaRue's Christmas in the Village celebration, scheduled for Thursday, December 16th. Originally we planned to have a Lodge Open House that same evening, and had posted to that effect. After reflecting on the scope of the celebration, we decided to schedule our Open House on a different date.

For other important dates, please check the remainder of the posts.

Friday, November 5, 2010

We had a busy night at our last meeting. A petition was read, Grand Lodge stories were told, and we had our annual election of officers. Without further ado, here is the list of officers elected and appointed for 2010-2011.

Milton Lighfoot, Worshipful Master
Brian Lightfoot, Senior Warden
Gene McMahan, Junior Warden
Rick Sigrist, Treasurer
John Mathew, Secretary
Dave Allman, Senior Deacon
Cedric Radcliffe, Junior Deacon
Larry Knapp, Senior Steward
Tim Stapleton, Junior Steward
Charles McConnell, Tyler
O. M. Roux, Chaplain
Rick Sigrist, Lodge Education Officer

For the coming year, the following will serve as trustees:
Pearl Gamble
Cedric Radcliffe
Brian Lightfoot
Rick Sigrist
Richard Spracklen
Elections are followed by installations. In our case that will be at our next meeting, Wednesday, November 17. WB Mark Wamack will be the presiding officer. All eligible are welcome to attend.

For the remainder of our schedule, just check our earlier post below.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Toward Traditional Holidays

We are obviously deep into fall. High school football has entered their playoffs and the Great Pumpkin has come and gone. The last indication that October occurred is the candy still found under sofas and beds, and little ones experiencing that deep valley after an intense sugar high. As we take our tentative steps toward more traditional holidays, it appears it is time to hang the lawn chairs in the garage, cover the grill, and put away the garden hoses. In short, it’s time to return to indoor pursuits.

Congratulations to all those who participated in our LaRue-style Masonic Trivia Contest. To our knowledge, all who correctly answered each of the 11 questions received their certificate from the Secretary. If you did not, it is waiting at the desk, and you can pick it up at our next meeting.

Here are our birthdays for November:
11-3……..Randy Blue
11-5……..Rick Sigrist
11-9……..Jack Hesse
11-17……Harvey Doss
11-19……Michael Dutton
11-22……Ted Williams
11-28……Evan Clark
11-30……Nathan Hampton

And here are our Masonic anniversaries for November:
11-3-99………..Scott Jackson
11-5-69………..Jack Hesse

We have the usual assortment of events, meetings, and observances. Mark your calendar accordingly.

November 2, 2010
. Ohio’s general election. They don’t call it participatory government for nothing. Make your vote count!

November 3, 2010
, @ 7:30pm. Our Annual Meeting gives you the chance to make your thoughts known on the future leaders of our Lodge. You don’t have to accept an office to enjoy the evening, so we’ll count on seeing you.

November 11, 2010
.Veterans Day.This is the day to celebrate those who have placed their lives on the line for the freedoms we love. Don't take the opportunity just to thank a Veteran. Do take the opportunity to thank all the Veterans you encounter, whether in person or via social media. It will mean more to them than words can describe.

November 13, 2010
, @ 9am. District Secretary Meeting at Palestine #158.

November 17, 2010
, @ 7:30pm. Our second meeting of the month. Usually we hear the arrangements for installation of officers, plan our holiday activities, and learn details of the WM-elect’s program for the coming year.

November 25, 2010
. Thanksgiving. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. In 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. Take time to give thanks for what you hold dear.

November 27, 2010
. The Game. Since 1897 The Ohio State University has played the University of Michigan.Between them they have won 77 Big Ten Championships, and 18 National Championships. Long considered the country’s best college football rivalry, it is considered “must see TV” in both states. How can shopping possibly compare?

December 4, 2010
, @ 9am. 15th District Past Master's Convocation, held at Indian Lake #722.

December 16, 2010
@ 5-8pm. This is the annual Christmas in the Village celebration in downtown La Rue. This is certainly a family-friendly event. Previous years have featured choirs caroling, free refreshments, carriage rides, and the Big Guy (Santa) making a special appearance.

January 8, 2011
@ 9am. The 15th District J.C. Musser Work Day will be hosted by our Lodge. This is an excellent opportunity to see ritual work done properly in preparation for our Annual Inspection.

March 11 & 12, 2011.
State Secretary's Association Meeting, Worthington, Ohio.

April 2, 2011
@ 10am. Annual Inspection for the pleasure of DDGM Paul Robinson, in the MM degree.

June 12, 2011
. Ohio Masonic Home Day.

October 14 & 15, 2011.
Grand Lodge Annual Communication, held in Cleveland, Ohio.
That’s all we’re aware of for now.As additional events and activities are scheduled, they will be posted.

See you at Lodge!