February 2020 Trestle Board
It’s only February, but your Lodge officers and members are already making an impact and getting things done.
At our Division Leadership Conference in Richmond, your Lodge was represented by 6 of your officers. Of over 100 Lodges represented at the conference, I’d guess we were in the top 10 for attendance. This is the second year in a row that our little country Lodge has “rolled deep” into this conference, and folks there definitely noticed. Thank you so much for supporting this.
Four of our members represented your Lodge at the first District practice of the year. And three represented your Lodge at Rt. Wor. Bro. Dan Ford’s official visit to Frank P. Moncure Lodge No. 279.
In the community, we delivered our first shipment of shoes to Caroline Middle School for our Foot2Foot fund. We purchased 2 pairs of shoes for every size in their estimated range. Now, it’s just a matter of keeping the inventory stocked. The P.E. Department was even nice enough to publicly thank this Lodge on Facebook. Thank you all so much for supporting this program.
This past Saturday, Wor. Bro. Joseph Pack, Wor. Bro. Mike Beal, Bro. Scott Moser, and I jumped into Lake Land’or for the Polar Plunge. For such a mild day, I can’t tell you how COLD that water felt. My toes are still freezing! In all, we raised over $800 for our Lodge Charity fund. Thank you to the divers and our Secretary, Bro. Ted Lambert, who wisely chose to lead up the paperwork instead of getting wet.
Buildings and Grounds:
When you see him, please give Bro. Ernest Beazley a hearty thanks for fixing both of our leaky toilets.
The Secretary has met with an HVAC specialist to check out our oil furnaces. He should be servicing them on Monday. He’s also giving us bids on replacing either one or both furnaces with a mini-split system or a new propane heart and A/C for the downstairs. We’re at the beginning of this discussion, brethren. So be proactive now and let us know what you think.
Rt. Wor. Bro. Dan Ford, the District Deputy Grand Master for the 8th Masonic District, will be making his official visit at our stated meeting on February 10th. Receiving the DDGM will be the program for the month. The OES will be serving a ham dinner at 6:30 for $10 followed by the meeting at 7:30.
Finally, I have a half-dozen brothers researching projects for our Lodge. If you have a passion or you know of a need, please contact me. There may only be 81 one of us. But unlike other clubs and groups, we are a band of brothers solemnly charged to do good towards all mankind.