I hope everyone enjoyed their summer recess. Please note our new meeting night. We are now meeting on First and/or Fourth Wednesday night of each month. Over the summer we walked as a lodge in Towson 4th of July Parade and hosted a cookout with other lodges and Job’s Daughter Bethel #36. Later in the month we hosted a second MD CHIP Event at Parkville Community Day at Parkville High School. At this event we registered 21 children and everyone had great time. It is always good to get out in community and show that we as Masons care. On Wednesday September 7th, we will be having our regular communication at 7:30 pm. It will be our first meeting back from summer recess. Tuscan Lodge #202 has approached our officers with a proposal to merge our lodges and we plan to discuss this at this meeting. We will also review the results of Semi-Annual Communication of Grand Lodge, confer the Fellow Craft degree on any worthy candidates and take up the GMW. Brother PM Dave Sandy we will be stopping by to give a talk on Ancient Metallurgy and Masonic Symbolism. Light refreshments to follow. Brother Joe Creamer expects to exemplify the Master Mason degree on Wednesday Oct. 25th. Please come out and support Joe and he finishes up his Masonic lectures and degree work for his journey to the East in 2017. Congratulations in advance to you, Bro. SW. Saturday Oct. 1 will be Annual Home Harvest Day at Grand Lodge. I hope many of you can make it out for the event and make a strong show of support for our lodge. On Wednesday October 5th we will be having our regular communication at 7:30pm where we will take up the GMW with our Grand Inspector. We will also confer the Master Mason degree on any worthy candidates. Our Guest Speaker will be Illustrious Marlin Mills from the Scottish Rite. Light refreshments to follow. On Friday October 7th, as lodge we will be going to Bonnie Blink to call Bingo for the residents. We start at promptly 7pm so please arrive no later than 6:45pm. Sincerely and Fraternally, Les Hodgson PM, Worshipful Master