I hope this message finds you and your families doing well.
This past Thursday was the second of two rehearsals and went quite well.
Saturday evening before the Stated Communication the Lodge was treated to an excellent meal of smoked turkey, southwest style beans, salad, and desserts. My congratulations to the Junior Warden and Stewards for their work preparing the meal, I know everyone enjoyed it.
After everyone’s bellies were full we went upstairs and conferred the EA Degree on 4 of our own new Brothers and a new Brother from Ionic Lodge. Congratulations to Erik Eubanks, Fred Pierce, Xavier Riendeau, Ray Desrosiers, and Anthony Dennet on joining the Fraternity; my thanks to the Officers for their efforts. We also balloted on a new candidate and will hold a Special Communication to catch him up on this Thursday at 19:30. We will be having another rehearsal on this Tuesday at 19:30. All officers are expected to attend.
The annual Spring BBQ is 26 April and is fast approaching. Tickets are available from WB Dean or myself and are $10.00. You will have your choice of either smoked pulled pork, smoked beef brisket, or smoked turkey along with southwest style beans, coleslaw, and corn bread. Pick up will be between 16:00 -18:00hrs. This is a takeout meal, however will have a few tables set up for diners to enjoy.
The next Blue Lodge Council meeting is on 30 April at Cornerstone-Quinebaug Lodge #122 in Thompson. Dinner will be at 19:00 and the meeting will begin at 20:00. The program will be provided by the Thompson Historical Society.
Looking forward to May, on Sunday the 4th the Lodge will be having our Mother’s Day Breakfast from 08:30-11:00. The cost is $8.00. Please come down and enjoy a great meal. We will also need some assistance serving and cleaning up – if you’re available please let me know.
The Lodge’s next Stated Communication is 10 May at 19:30. We will be conferring the Fellow Craft degree on our 5 new Brothers, please come down and join us. Information on the meal will be forthcoming.
WB Chris Mayhew has asked if anyone is available to assist with parking at the Jog with Judy event Saturday 3 May from 08:00 to 10:00 at the South Woodstock Baptist Church. Please email him directly and let him know a.s.a.p.
One final note, I’d like the Lodge to march in both the Eastford and Woodstock Memorial Day parades. We will be done by lunch at the latest. Please try and be available, as I’d like to have a good showing in our communities.
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Here are some upcoming dates to keep in mind:
April 14 – EA Rehearsal, 19:30
April 17 – Special Communication 19:30, EA Degree
April 26 – Spring BBQ, Tickets $10, pick up 4-6pm
Please save the date for the following events:
May 4 – Mother’s day breakfast 08:30-11:00
May 10 – Stated Communication 19:30, FC Degree
May 17 – Cliff Stark Graveside Service
May 24 – Camp Nahaco Dinner
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May the God of peace delight to dwell with and bless you.