We are half way through 2016 and are about to go to summer recess. I would like to congratulate Brother Joe Creamer for passing his exemplification on the second Degree and the rest of the officers on their fine work that evening. With the newly approved lodge bylaws our meetings will be now on the first and/or fourth Wednesday of each month starting in May. Please see trestle board for date of our regular meetings.
We held the inaugural Chili CookOff on April 2. It was a fun time for all. We had seven people enter. Everyone’s chili was good. We also held MD CHIP event on April 30 at the YMCAs in Towson and Parkville and we were a hit. We are going back again next year.
Saturday June 4th will be family day picnic at Grand Lodge. See the upcoming events in this trestle for more details. Friday June 10th is our annual dinner in memory of PM Bob Shinnick as well as our Strawberry Night. We will presenting 50 and 60 year service awards to brothers with their families present. There will be no meeting in June, just fun and fellowship.
Brother Junior Deacon Chris Moy is participating in the Red Devils 5k run on Sunday June 12 at Goucher College. The organization is asking for volunteers to show up at 5am to help set up tents. A few of us will be there handing out water to runners as they compete during the race. There will be a presentation of a $500 donation from our Charitable Foundation to Red Devils Association. Br. Moy will present the check on the lodges behalf.
Monday July 4th, Corinthian Lodge will walk in the Towson 4th of July parade with Mt. Moriah, Concordia, Tuscan and Bethel #36. A cookout will follow. Please bring your favorite covered dish or dessert for everyone to share. Later that evening we will travel to the Grand Lodge to see fireworks at Oregon Ridge.
The Grand Master’s Ball will be held on Saturday July 23rd, please contact Grand Lodge at 410-527-0600 to order your tickets.
On Sunday August 21st, I would like Corinthian Lodge to go to see the Orioles VS Astros at 1:35 pm. I would like to find out how many would be interested in going this day so that I can order enough tickets. Tickets are $15 per person if 15 or more people sign up to go.
I need a count of people interested in going by no later than July 8th. Please contact me. If we are able to get 25 tickets sold, when the Orioles thank groups for coming out our lodge will be listed on the scoreboard. After the game kids 14 and under get to run the bases.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Les Hodgson PM