I am certain that a good time was had by all at our January fellowship dinner. In February we will be joined by our brothers from Acacia #49 and King Solomon #58 for our George Washington observance. The menu will consist of Chicken Cordon Bleu, Twice Baked Potatoes and Fresh Steamed Vegetables. The desserts will be provided by our Acacia brothers, as is the tradition.
I also understand we will have a visit from George himself! I will also take this opportunity to remind everyone that a five dollar fee for the dinner has been re-instituted to help supplement the Junior Warden’s Fund. Moving forward into our Masonic year we will also be taking donations of non-perishable food items to donate to various food banks that minister to those in need in the Henderson area. This month we are supporting “Giving Life Ministries”. They are located in old town Henderson on 416 Perlite Way. I was given a tour of their facility by Associate Pastor John Bagwell. The morning I was there I saw some of the folks who were benefiting from this food bank, and Brothers, all I can say is I was deeply moved by the experience. The vast majority of their clients were elderly men and women and a few mothers with small children. I sincerely hope we as a Fraternity can ease the hunger of some of these people. Pastor John also collects new or used clothing and anything brought to the Lodge will be passed along to “Giving Life”. We will take donations on the evening of our dinner and in the week following, after which I will bring everything we collect over to their facility.
In closing I wish to thank all of you for your support and kind words, I truly appreciate it and I appreciate the opportunity to serve as your J.W.