|Findlay Masonic Bodies|
Greetings my Brethren,
What a difference one newsletter cycle makes! In January we didn’t know if we were ever going to have an inspection, and now our inspection is done! Thank you to all the brethren for their hard work in learning and practicing your parts. (Although I write this a few days before our actual inspection, I know that we did Findlay proud.) Congratulations to our newly raised brother, John Hayes. Our work isn’t finished, as we have at least 3 more candidates who are ready to begin their Masonic journey. We will be holding an Entered Apprentice degree during our regular stated meeting on April 21st for those candidates.
Breakfasts have resumed and we are all happy about that ban being lifted. Please come out and support the “breakfast bunch” on the first Saturdays of the month. They always put out a good spread and if you go away hungry, it’s your own fault.
We will not be hosting an Easter Egg hunt this year however, we are gearing up for some activities where we can share some much-needed fellowship time. Look for more information about our July 4th celebration and other activities as we are seeing more and more restrictions loosen as time goes on.
Thank you again to all brethren of Findlay Lodge for making this time as Master enjoyable and fulfilling. The time is certainly flying by.
Warmest Fraternal Regards,
Greetings my Brethren,
I wish I had some amazing news after a crazy year, but I would be lying. As of the writing of this newsletter, there are more questions than answers. Apparently, we will be able to start meeting in person again beginning with our January meetings…that is as long as Hancock County isn’t in the “purple” COVID category. We hope to see you all at our meetings, but if you are sick or concerned about exposure to the ‘Rona, we will understand that you miss a meeting or two.
There is no definitive word yet on inspections or other typical annual events. We will pass any information along as soon as we get it from the district or Grand Lodge.
We mourn the passing of Leo ‘Skip’ Garey the week before Christmas. His funeral service was well attending and he was given a fine Masonic send-off by the brethren of Genoa Lodge, which was his home lodge. Brethren from Findlay and Mt. Cory were well represented.
I hope that you had a wonderful Merry Christmas and that you will have the Happiest of New Years. I will try my best to keep you all informed of any updates as they are received.
Best Fraternal Regards,
I hope this finds you all doing healthy and well. Summer months are quickly coming to an end, with fall just around the corner. Some important things are coming up in the next few months.
Our regular stated meetings are the first and third Wednesdays of each month; dinner at 6:30pm meeting at 7:30. We hope to see you!!
October 17 we will hold a One Day Class. The day will begin with light refreshments at 8:00 AM and degree work will start sharply at 9:00am with social distancing and masks being worn. Break for lunch and reconvene for the Master Mason degree.
The Annual Meeting and elections of the upcoming officers line is on Wednesday November 4th with installation of Officers November 28th at 1:00PM. We look forward to the annual Children’s Christmas party December 12th.
We welcome Dalton Jones our newest Entered Apprentice to the brotherhood. We are also very fortunate to have other petitions coming to us.
I would like to thank the brotherhood for allowing me to preside over the lodge for the past year, albeit it a very different year. Myself along with my family wish you all health and happiness. God Bless!
Your Worshipful Master has been extremely busy reopening his restaurant. I am certain he will keep you informed of necessary events and other business by another source.
WM: Nathan Weiker