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-------------------------------------------------------------------------- VOL 06 JULY 2006 NO. 7 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2006 OFFICERS FOR BOYLESTON 123 Worshipful Senior Junior Treasurer Secretary Lodge Master Warden Warden Todd Bobby Telephone Shane Padgett John Daraban Carl Sellers Bedenbaugh Pittman 732-3408 546-0299 732-4227 772-8186 345-0623 772-3011 Senior Junior Steward Steward Tyler Chaplin Deacon Deacon Steve Rob Lindsay Gene Bobby Lockaby PM Ken Peterson Barber Olds Koon PM Swygert 798-3589 749-3052 359-9944 414-7202 781-3443 407-0812 JULY BUSINESS MEETING Over thirty brethren enjoyed one of our favorites, Salmon Stew for our June business meeting. Again we will have lots of work this month. Please note that the Fellowcraft practice this month will be on Tuesday the 18th, and the Masters Degree will be on Wednesday the 26th, NOT Thursday. Some of the collected food was carried to a family in need. The new Air Conditioner was purchased and installed in the kitchen. It made a big difference. Some donations for shutters have been received, so the Junior Warden said he would purchase some shutters and begin installing them. As a reminder, each set of shutters for one window is approximately $30.00. Contact the Junior Warden if you are interested in purchasing a set or contributing toward the purchase of a set. Brother Junior Warden has plenty of tickets for the July 15th Bar-B-Que. After much discussion, a motion was made and passed to begin some of the work needed to begin the numerous lodge improvements. It was decided to replace the hot water heater in the kitchen with a gas hot water heater located outside the building in a hut. It was also agreed to replace the flooring in the kitchen and dining room. Brother Secretary announced that we have run out of space for storing the critical Lodge papers. It is very important to maintain the Lodge records in a “fire-proof” container. Brother Secretary will get some estimates and present them at the August business meeting. Brother Gene Hutto requested that the Lodge purchase a Second Degree Map in order to enhance our Fellowcraft Degree work. He will get a price on one and report at the August meeting. With all the renovations and improvements being undertaken at the lodge, we all need to consider making a donation to the lodge for the specific purpose of helping pay for some of these projects like we are doing for the shutters. Think about it and contact the Worshipful Master or Secretary if you are interested in making a donation for a worthwhile project. One of the BEST problems the lodge could have was brought up in the July meeting. It was requested that brethren park a little closer together and in a more orderly fashion. Seems like we are “out- growing” our parking facilities. WHAT A GREAT PROBLEM TO HAVE. The fellowship and brotherly love is definitely just getting better and better at Boyleston. Come and join us for each and every function and communication. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE MASTERS DEGREE WORK THIS MONTH IS NOT ON THURSDAY! One last reminder that the Boyleston web site can be found at www.boylestonlodge.com. And again don’t forget that brother Carl Sellers volunteered to help anyone who wishes to learn how to log onto and navigate the Internet. BAR-B-QUE Brother Junior Warden announced the next Bar-B-Que would be on Saturday July 15th. Please give Carl a call and tell him where you want to work this weed end. Work will begin on Friday night about 5:00 PM and continue through Saturday afternoon. Come and join the fun! FROM THE DESK OF THE SECRETARY Brethren, please check your dues card. Brother Secretary announced that there are several members who have not paid their 2006 dues. It would be a shame to loose your Masonic affiliation for ignoring this duty. If you have financial problems preventing you from paying your dues, please contact the Secretary to work things out. We don’t want to loose any brothers for NPD (Non Payment of Dues). RED BOOK STUDIES The Red Book Studies will continue again this year. They are planned for every EA Thursday that does not have an EA scheduled. This is a great way to “learn the work” and lectures. . HEALTH & HAPPINESS Jim Luther’s brother-in-law and sister have passed away. Charles Ray Shealy has had a hip replacement. Brother Buster Platt thanked all brethren who called him and visited him in the hospital. Brother Lindsey Koon also thanked all the brethren for their calls, cards & visits while he was ill. Renny Van Niman (Dutch) is still in the hospital. Brother Will Hutchens we recently engaged. Please keep these brothers and family in your thoughts and prayers. And, give them a call or a visit. REMINDER, DON’T FORGET TO BRING FOOD TO EACH MEETING Brothers are reminded to bring non-perishable food items to ALL meetings. If you forget, there will be a Jar on the serving table for your donation. It will be used to purchase food for worthy organizations. SETTING THE WORK Boyleston Lodge 123 Fellow Craft Degree Practice July 18th 7:00 PM (Tuesday) Boyleston Lodge 123 Fellow Craft Degree July 20th 7:30 PM (Five Candidates) (Eat at 7:00) Boyleston Lodge 123 Masters Degree Practice July 25th 7:00 PM (Tuesday) Boyleston Lodge 123 Masters Degree July 26th 7:30 PM (Two Candidates) (Wednesday) (Eat at 7:00) Boyleston Lodge 123 Business Meeting August 3rd 7:30 PM (Eat at 7:00) Boyleston Lodge 123 Chicken BBQ July 15th Friday night cleaning & slaw making and of course Saturday cooking & serving. OTHER ACTIVITIES Four-Day Trip to Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Sept. 13th Contact the Grand Lodge for details.
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