From The East

I want to thank everyone for their efforts and support during my exemplification and installation as Worshipful Master.Bob

2016 is off to a flying start for Scouters Lodge!  I am happy to announce that our lodge apron design has been finalized and they have been ordered.  They are scheduled to arrive by mid-March.  They will then be sent out to Geri’s Screen Printing for final processing.  We should receive the completed aprons before the end of April.

On Monday, March 28 at 7:30pm we will be visited by PGM Stephen J. Ponzillo, III, who will speak to us on the George Washington National Masonic Memorial.  Then on April 9th, we will Visit the George Washington National Masonic Memorial, in Alexandria VA. (you can see more at http://www.gwmemorial.org/).  This is a multi-lodge event with Ionic Lodge# 145 and Sharon Lodge# 182.  We will be leaving from the Ionic Lodge Temple located at 85 Main Street, Reisterstown, MD 21136. Please see Brother Treasurer, Stephen A. Mintz for additional information.

On another note, we have been contacted by Bill Soucy who is asking for some help with a special needs unit.  Bill is the Unit Commissioner for Troop 337 in the Milford Mill area of the Arrowhead District.  They are a small special needs unit, of maybe 5 or 6 Boy Scouts, and one Cub Scout.  Because of the special problems associated with special needs, most of the parents are unable to afford dues.  All of the parents are having problems with funds and the troop is unable to engage in any fundraising at this time.  Remember that we are admonished to have “Faith in God, Hope in immortality, and Charity to all mankind. The greatest of these is Charity”.  I am asking the lodge to make a financial donation to the unit and ask each of you to suggest other ways we can support them in the future.

We pray for a happy and healthy New Year to all Lodge Members, brother Masons, their families, first responders, and all service men both here and abroad.

 

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