From the East
We need your help. As of now we have such an influx of new brothers and petitioners that we need help teaching catechism, working programs, and chairing committees. Our officers are being stretched thin and any assistance would be appreciated.
As of our last meeting we have passed, unanimously, a potential dues increase for any brothers 65 years old and younger. We will hold a separate vote to permanent implement this change in August so please e-mail the lodge for more information. This vote will now allow us to be 100% solvent and fix all of our problems. As per the constitution you will receive a separate letter with the by-laws, full explanation, and also proposed budget for next year.
Things changes will only strengthen our programs and our abilities to connect with the community. Our scotch tasting was a great opportunity to get to meet some newer brothers and it was asked of us to write an article about it for the “free state free mason.” We have another great program coming up on the 28th of May when all five Montgomery County lodges are coming together for a table lodge. Cost is $30 per person and we will be serving salad, prime rib, potato, and another vegtable. Wine will be included in the price as well and all attendees get a complimentary “cannon.” Those who are interest MUST reserve by May 14th. Please see the inside article on a feature regarding our presentation schedule and upcoming events.
Fraternally, Geoff Newman WM
Upcoming Events for 2013
Tuesday May 14.
Dinner at 6:00pm $5. RSVP to email@example.com
At 7:30pm Brother Pierre Guajard will be presenting “issues in our Masonic Teachings which have built our society.” Brother Guajard is a Past Master of La France 93, Past Master Pythagoras Lodge of Research, PP of Maryland Masonic Research Society, Head of the College of Philosophy at the Scottish Rite Valley of Washington, and 33rd Degree Mason. Please help us to provide a warm welcome to our brother and come prepared with questions you would like answered.
St Johns Lodge 11 is hosting a golf tournament on Friday May 24th at the Andrews AFB South Course for the benefit of the Almas Shrine Transportation Fund. Click here for information on how to enter
Friend to Friend Sporting Clays Shoot
Centenial Lodge is hosting a Sporting Clays Shoot on Saturday April 27th at Prince Georges County Range. Click here for a PDF copy of the program and entry form
May 4th. See the Sportsmans Club Page for details.
Super Storm Sandy Relief
Kensington Bethesda Lodge made a contribution to the Grand Lodge of New Jersey to aide worthy brothers affected by the storm. Click here for a pdf version of the NJ Grand Lodge Letter of Appreciation
PM Frank Soper Receives 50 Year Service Award
Presenting the award to Frank are (left to right) Dan Lane and Geoffrey Newman.
As a Brother of our lodge I have asked the Worshipful Master if I can help our fraternity increase communications among the brethren. With his blessing I will be supporting the lodge by increasing the awareness of our meetings, activities, and much more throughout the year. If you have ideas to help this cause or I have the wrong contact information please feel free to drop me a line any time. Please come support your lodge and help make 2013 a memorable year!
Fraternally, Zachary Deaver Communications Chair firstname.lastname@example.org