Message from the East – April 2015

Fraternal Greetings Brethren!

At our Regular meeting on Thursday, March 12th, we conducted our business and held a favourable ballot on our latest applicant and applicant for affiliation. We held some education prior to the ballot using Protocol and Etiquette Issue No 7 and 8 – The Ballot. We then retired to the banquet room for some refreshments and fellowship.

At our Emergent meeting on Thursday, March 26th, we held our annual step-up night. The prospective officers opened and closed the lodge in all three degrees. Good work everyone and remember – relax and practice makes perfect. As none of our eligible EAs were available, we exemplified the 2nd degree so that the prospective officers could show their work. Great job and thank you W. Bro. Gabe Spolitini on being our candidate. We then retired to the banquet room for some refreshments and fellowship.

At our upcoming Regular meeting on Thursday, April 9th, we will be conducting our annual elections. We will also be doing some education and then retiring to the banquet room for fellowship and refreshments.

At our Emergent meeting on Thursday, April 23rd, we will be conducting the first degree on one or both of our eligible candidates. The worksheet is attached.

I look forward to greeting each of you at our Regular Meeting on April the 9th and our Emergent Meeting on April the 23rd.

Please let me or the Secretary know if you would like to be advanced to the next degree so we can plan accordingly. If you require any assistance in advancing, please let me know so that we can make it a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Finally, to our sick and shut-in Brethren, our thoughts and prayers are with you, and please do not hesitate to contact me or any officer of the lodge if we can be of any assistance. If you require a drive to lodge, please let us know and we will make arrangements.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

W. Bro. James Leutri