Welcome to winter in Michigan! Snow, rain, clouds, slush, colds and flu. However, winter at PA2 is wonderful.
You all should have received your annual dues billing by now. Please don’t set it aside for later. Send it in so you don’t forget. Your dues are necessary for our Lodge to prosper.
February is also the time for nominations as Officers for our Lodge. The nominations will be accepted at our first meeting on February 8th. You must be present to accept or decline a nomination. At our February 22d meeting, officers will be elected from those nominated. Offices open are: Exalted Ruler, Leading Knight, Loyal Knight, Lecturing Knight, Secretary, Treasurer, 5 Year Trustee and Tiler. Esquire, Inner Guard and Chaplain are appointed by the Exalted Ruler. Trustees move up each year. Chairman of the Trustees is elected by the Trustees and also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Our President’s Night in January, saw State President Pete, both Vice Presidents and many Past Presidents in attendance. There were representatives from eight of nine districts around the state who showed up to help make a lively party. The food and entertainment were outstanding thanks to PER Ken Hines and his helpers. Thank you, Ken and all who assisted.
Blues and Jazz nights have really been doing well for our Lodge. Lee Herberger and Sally Pinchock have been doing a great job bringing in talented musicians and they have been playing to large crowds. Please say thanks to Sally and Lee when you see them around the Lodge.
I would like to thank all of our members who attend our functions, help with chores around the Lodge and volunteer their time for all of the things going on. We can’t be successful without your help.
Please search your available time and see if there is a small thing you can do to help us out. Just ask me or one of the officers and I am sure we can find a spot.
I have a special Thank You for Brother Bud Schwartz. He attends every meeting and does a 50-50 raffle for those in attendance. What a wonderful thing! It really wouldn’t be a meeting night without him there. You are appreciated Bud!
Finally, I want everyone to know that Dr. Pocket will be here March 4, 2017. His ten-piece band will be here for a great evening of music and dancing. Please show up early because his shows fill up quickly. There will be a small charge at the door and some nibbles during the evening.
Wishing blessings for a prosperous New Year and God Bless America.
Douglas Hincker, ER