FAREWELL, MY BROTHER

It is my sad duty to announce the death of brother James A. Stroup.

Brother James was born on June 4, 1923

Entered on November 8, 1954

Passed on December 17, 1954

Raised on January 14, 1955

Died on February 3, 2014

Brother James was active with almost every Lodge within the 18th district, and would have received his 60 year commemoration this April.

We have all lost a great friend, and the fraternity a great brother.

Farewell, my Brother;  you have gone to meet your God, and may He approve of you.

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Program Suggestions

R.W. Grand Master Robert J. Bateman has requested the initiation of a “Family Night” program to be run several times throughout the year.

He wants the Worshipful Masters to conduct a survey of Lodge members to see what they would like as a program for these nights.

To meet these requests, I have initiated an online survey, which you will find on the lower corner of this page.  I would ask that you have an idea for a program, whether for the Family Night or for a general meeting night, please take a moment to fill this form out and send it to me so that I might know what you would like to see at a stated meeting program.

Thank you for your assistance with this.

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February 2014 Dinner

The dinner for the February Stated Meeting is Salad, Lasagna, Texas toast / garlic bread, Chocolate cake w/Ice Cream.

Cost is $12.00

Contact Andrew Baker, WM for reservations.

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Master’s Message February 2014

Brethren;

Can you believe the first month of the new year is up already?  Boy, how time flies

I would like to thank those who came to the last meeting, and say that I hope to see even more of you as the year progresses

With our February Stated Meeting, our Sr. Warden, Brett Hinkle, will be providing our Masonic Minute, and Brother Edwin R. Young, PM, SD, will be exemplifying the examination of a visitor.

The Right Worshipful Grand Master has this year implemented several mandatory “family nights”, in which we invite our families to participate in our evening program.  To assist in this endeavor, we are also to supply each of the brethren with forms to fill out and return for family friendly programs...

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January 2014 Dinner

The dinner for the January Stated Meeting is Pork & Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Apple Dumplings.

Cost is $12.00

Contact Andrew Baker, WM for reservations.

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Master’s Message January 2014

Brethren;

I would like to wish everyone a happy new year, and hope that your holiday season was a blessed one, filled with joy, happiness, friends and family.  As we look forward to 2014, I hope that the New Yea finds you and yours in good spirit, good health, peace of mind and joy of heart.

I am looking forward to serving as your Worshipful Master for this Masonic year, and would like to than all the brethren for their support and encouragement in elevating me to this position.  I will do my best to repay that trust.

At our January stated meeting we will be introducing our incoming officers for the upcoming year.  Please give them the same support and recognition that you have given me.

I know that you have all been busy with the holidays, family and friends, but please take a moment a...

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