Happy New Year Brethren,

I hope everyone enjoyed their time with family and friends during the Christmas/Hanukkah and New Year holiday.

We are starting up 2016 year with our regular communication on Jan 8@7:30 pm we will be remembering our Brothers who passed to beyond our mortal sights in 2015. There will be light refreshments after meeting.

At our regular communication in December, there was proposal to change our lodge’s bylaws. Once we received the bylaws back from the Grand Lodge we will be scheduled vote on these amendments to our lodge’s bylaws. The changes being considered are moving our meeting nights from second and/or fourth Friday of each month to first and/or fourth Wednesday of each month. We will be looking to having our Secretary and Treasurer Salary tied to amount of members we have going into start of the New Year. The lodge will be looking to lower it initiation fee from $250 to $150. We are hoping by these changes we might be able to attract potential new members to our lodge

We will be our Installation of Officers on Jan 22, 7:30 pm it will be closed installation, and there will be light refreshments after the meeting.

On Feb 6, there will be regional meeting at Grand Lodge starting at 9am. The Worshipful Master, Wardens and Secretary of the lodge are required to attend. This day were we find out what the Most Worshipful Grand Master will have planned for his year in the Grand East.

On Feb 7, we will be joining up with Mt Moriah, Concordia and Tuscan lodge by holding Super Bowl party at temple. The cost will be $10 per person, there will be pizza and wings to be eaten. We will be requesting waiver in order to have beer at Super Bowl Party starting at 6pm. Our share of the money raised will be going to our lodge Charitable Foundation. I hope many of members as well as friends and family will join us that evening for fun and fellowship.

On Feb 27th Tall Cedar of Lebanon will be hosting their Annual Stag Fest. The event will run from 12 Noon to 5pm. Cost is $42 per person cash/check and $46 per person if credit card is used. Tickets sold after Feb 12, will be $50 per person.

Feb 26, will be our regular communication at 7:30pm, with light refreshments to be served after the meeting.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Les Hodgson PM

Worshipful Master