I hope this letter finds you and your families doing well.
This Saturday, the 14th is our annual Lodge Picnic from 12-5. We’ll be grilling, enjoying cool beverages, and engaging in much needed fellowship. If you’re planning to attend, please let myself, Brother Wes, or Brother Joseph know if you haven’t already. This will give us a good estimate for how much food to buy. You’re welcome to bring something along as well if you like, but it’s not required by any means.
Last night’s storms took out a lot of trees and power lines. If you need any help with cleanup, or any other assistance in general, please reach out to the Lodge and we’ll be happy to assist in any way we can.
Saturday’s weather for the picnic on the other hand is supposed to be wonderful and the humidity is supposed to be down as well. It’s been feeling more like Florida than Michigan lately.
Don’t forget we’re still meeting on 5th Wednesdays year round, and the 3rd Wednesdays while we’re dark, for educational discussions and fellowship.
During the last 5th Wednesday meeting we talked about how being away from Lodge had made some Brothers feel like they didn’t want to show up to a meeting and not remember how things worked, what to do during opening and closing, etc. A “Rusty Nail” night was decided upon as a great way to help out with that. Here’s the announcement Brother Secretary sent out:
“If it’s been awhile since you’ve been to Lodge and you’re not sure which sign is which or what to call the grip you use that is okay. Not sure who the officers are, or who’s regularly attending anymore that is okay too. Life gets busy, priorities change, we get out of the habit.
We will be having a “Rusty Nail” presentation Thursday September 9th just in time to get everyone ready for our Regular Communication on September 12th. Come get refreshed on the signs, grips and words, along with what to do for opening and closing of lodge, meet the current line of officers, rekindle old friendships and start new ones.
Dress and ritual will both be casual, and dinner will be provided.
Looking forward to seeing as many Brothers as can make it, so grab a Brother and head up for an evening of social”
I’m sure he finished that last thought in his mind, if not on paper.
As always Brothers: Be safe and don’t be a stranger.
Jason Owen, WM