Monday, August 20, 2018

Is Summer really coming to an end?

We’re afraid so.  Schools are back in session, temperatures are starting to fall, and we are closing in on our first meeting of the fall.  Where has the time gone?  If you have the answer to that, please share.

While our attention has been on seasonal things (mowing, gardening, baseball, etc.) our Lodge has managed to make our mark at a District event – the annual golf outing.  It isn’t gentlemanly to brag, but the photo accompanying this post shows our Lodge Team Captain holding the winner’s trophy.  Rumor has it a spot is already being cleared out for the permanent display.

One event that has not yet occurred will happen on Labor Day.  Below is the message as received from the Grand Tyler:

Brethren all,
Monday, September 3, 2018 (Labor Day) at 1pm, the Grand Master has planned a dedication of the Veterans Memorial at the Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd Seville, OH 44273. Please use whatever communication tool that you have to make your members aware of this special event.
Sincerely and fraternally,

Ronald L Runion
Grand Tyler
Grand Lodge of Ohio F&AM

Mark your calendars accordingly.

As you might suspect, we have additional listings to report.  Below is the list as we know it at this time.

September 3, 2018             Labor Day.  Although many view this as the unofficial “last day of summer”, it was created to celebrate those who do the heavy lifting that keeps our country going.  Whether you are firing up that grill, or muttering under your breath about traffic, don’t lose sight of the effort and dedication it takes to provide us the comforts we enjoy.

September 5, 2018             Pizza dinner at 6:30pm.  First Lodge meeting of the fall opens at 7:30pm.

September 15, 2018          15th District Annual Meeting, held at Palestine Lodge
at 9am.

September 16, 2018           15th District Annual Awards Banquet, held at The Plaza Inn, Mt. Victory, OH, at 6pm.

October 8, 2018       Columbus Day

October 11-13, 2017           Grand Lodge Annual Communication.
Held at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, Ohio.

November 6, 2018              Election Day.
If you are reading this, you have plenty of time to register and be eligible to vote.  Polls are open from 6:30am until 7:30pm.  Vote!

November 7, 2018             Annual Meeting.
In addition to the normal business of the Lodge, this is the meeting where we elect Officers for the coming year.  Come and make your voice heard!

November 11, 2018            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 17, 2018                        15th District Fall Education Meeting, held at Mt. Carmel Lodge at 9am.

December 1, 2018              15th District Past Masters Convocation
                                             Held at Boggs #292, starting at 9am.

That’s the schedule as we know it for now.  See you at Lodge!