Hello Brothers! The new Masonic year is upon us and I hope everyone is looking forward to it as much as I am! Let me start by highlighting a couple of things that have already taken place. On August 17th we hosted the bi-weekly fly-in pancake breakfast at Whitford’s airport and while, once again, the weather did not cooperate with us, we were able to turn a profit and enjoy some great fun and fellowship. Many thanks to all the brothers, their spouses and families, whose efforts made this event a success and a special thanks to W Bro Steve Baird who organized it. I should also give a shout out to the many brothers from other lodges who supported us on a shaky weather day.
August 29th was Jordan Lodge’s day to provide some volunteers to man the Masonic Safety ID booth at the State Fair and , once again, several brothers and spouses stepped up and we were well represented at the booth. Thanks to all of you!
As you are reading this you may already be aware that September gave us ample opportunity to “hit the ground running”. We will have had at least two practices and held a FC degree on September 29th. In addition we will have survived yet another edition of the Jordan Fall Festival September 19-21. As we have for many years, we will have provided the manpower (maybe that should be person power) for the fish and chowder booth . As any of you who have worked this booth in the past know, it is one of the most popular booths at the festival and I think we do a particularly good job of running it, largely due to the time and effort put forth by VW Joe Maslak and W Vic Lippert and their families.
Looking forward to October, we will be putting on our annual Harvest Supper at our lodge on October 18th so stay tuned for more information, there will be plenty of work to go around. I would also like to extend an invitation to the supper to all the brothers in the Onondaga District and their families. It’s one fine turkey dinner with all the fixings and home made desserts for the meager price of $9.00. We hope to see you there!
Activities such as these I have been talking about do require time and effort but, when you consider the benefit to the lodge, it’s a small price to pay. When I say benefit, I don’t mean financially. Of course, the purpose of some of these things is to raise money for the lodge but the real benefit is to the health and well being of the lodge. Coming together and pooling our talents and ideas to accomplish all these tasks really strengthens the bonds of friendship and brotherly love which are so important to our fraternity. It’s a real joy to see and I thank you all for making it a reality. See you at our next communication!!