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Greetings Sir Knights,
The last time I addressed you, we were preparing for our inspection in the Order of The Red Cross. I am thanking all of you that helped in the portrayal of the order. We got good marks for our Commandery for using all our own members.
RT EM Grand Commander Pugh and PGC Dennis Hughes said there are not too many Commanderies that can do either order without help from other Commanderies. Thanks again Sir Knights. We were praised for the use of the new banners since we could not find either one after nearly 35 years without doing the full form.
We are now going to do our best for next year by tackling the Full Form Order of Malta. This may not need any new banners or robes since we have most every item except the octagonal table. We can still use the plywood top on card tables.
We have not given up the Order of the Temple; we just want to be proficient in all the orders so we can maintain our ability to do all the work of Commandery.
After the Defiance Inspection several weeks ago Ken Crouch had back surgery to remove a cancer growth. He is cancer free at the last report. Then several days after Ken had surgery, Jerry Holzer had a stroke (left side) which put him in St. V’s for several days. Jerry is doing fine now but not moving too fast. He told me that he may have to have a substitute for his upcoming inspections since he has been told to rest and recover by his doctor.
On March 23, 2016, Findlay Commandery will use the Scottish Rite Maundy Service as our “Easter Observance” since the Valley of Toledo has claimed our meeting night, to present the first Maundy service in several years.
Findlay will open at 7:00pm in short form and post colors for the opening of the Maundy Service that night. All Sir Knights should wear their uniforms with sword and chapeau.
I have been asked if we are going to have the annual Pancake and Sausage breakfast, well I’m not sure! I have asked several people if we could have the monthly Saturday in April or May for the Commandery. I have yet to hear about the request.
Dave Roth, Sovereign Master and Em Commander
Findlay Commandery No. 49
Fees-$40.00-Dues $35.00 – Due in June
EC: Tom DeFrieze