From the East
Spring is here and with it comes new life at the lodge! The discussion about our building has moved forward and the brethren decided to put a new roof on Quebe Temple. This decision was in made prior to discussing any other options and it was made clear that those present believe the funds required to renovate our building are not so high as to consider moving. You will receive correspondence regarding the different tiers available to you if you’d like to take part in bringing our building up to date. Please do so if your budget allows and if it doesn’t, I encourage you to visit the lodge and find other ways you can contribute to the well-being of 92.
More new life takes the form of a rising number of new members. So far this year, we have conferred eight degrees, mostly Entered Apprentice. Currently, I have three new petitions in hand ready for the April stated meeting and we are expecting more before the year is over. This means that by June, we are aiming to have brought a dozen or more new members into the fraternity. My hope is that this momentum continues in such a way that a year or two from now, we will think of twelve new members as the low end of expectations. Be sure to participate in as many as the upcoming degrees as you can. The opportunities are many.
Also at the April stated meeting, we intend to present a record number of scholarships to local students so please show up to celebrate the future of our community and the ability of Waco 92 to influence it for the better.
You know I love history by now and I’d like to bring our own Past Master Jack Elgin to your attention. His story is rich and he was tutored by one-time President of Texas, Anson Jones. Elgin also witnessed the rise of Waco from a small village to the social and intellectual capitol for the state of Texas. In fact, he was the railroad surveyor that brought the railway with him when he discovered our early community. Learn more about him on our Past Masters webpage.
From The Secretary’s Desk
We have had several good months here at Waco92. The lodge has conferred several degrees over the past few months. If you are interested in working in our degrees, be sure and attend our practice nights that we hold each Thursday. We are always looking for members that would like to learn the work and work in the various degrees.
This is just a reminder to the few that have not paid their 2016 dues. Second Notices were sent out the middle of March. Please get your dues in if you have not already done so. A final notice will be sent out on June 1, 2016. If your dues are not received by June 23, 2016, you will go suspended for non-payment of dues. Please contact the secretary if you have a problem with paying your dues. The lodge may be able to work with any individual that cannot pay at this time. However, we need to know so something can be done before said member goes suspended.
I know that I have mentioned in the past that we would be holding a field day at the lodge when the weather got better. Spring is now upon us, and it is time to clean up around the lodge. I will be contacting members within the next couple of weeks to set up a time to tidy up the inside of the building. The more members that we have help, the quicker it will take us to clean up.
Just a quick reminder about the called meeting of the Grand Lodge on Saturday, May 14, 2016, Waco 92 will be operating the Coffee Shop at Grand Lodge. We will serve coffee and donuts. Contact the secretary or Senior Warden if you can help out.
Hope to see everyone in lodge this month.
Tom Waden, Secretary