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Time and Place

My Dear Brethren it is quickly approaching September and time to get back to the work of creating a larger, more self-sufficient Blue Lodge. Our Lodge has pulled together, with the help and leadership of the Past Masters, as well as the enthusiasm of our newest members, to launch us in the right direction for growth and survival. We will hopefully keep moving in this direction and one of these days I might get to see my son and his son become members of this wonderful Lodge. Remember our meeting comes early this month, (September 2), is the first Wednesday, with dinner being served at 6 pm and the meeting starting at 7 pm.

We will also start having work and practice every Monday at 6:30 pm after Labor Day the 7th of September. This would be a great opportunity for officers and potential officers to come and practice for step-up night, as well as, prepare to train with members on doing our rituals more efficiently. I certainly realize that I need to know our rituals better and would appreciate the help, if someone has the time and the patience to work with me in this endeavor.

It has been a busy summer for my wife and I but not necessarily a good summer for us. On June 30th, I called my parents and found out my dad was having emergency surgery the next day at 6:00 am. So, we hopped on a plane to St. Louis, MO, drove the rest of the night to Evansville, IN, then spent the next three weeks attending to my parents. The good news is my dad is doing much better. The bad news is my wife is having the worst case of allergies this summer she has had in the past 15 years and I think it was made worse by all the traveling and change of climate.

However, I am digressing, we would love to see all of you Wednesday, September 2nd at Lodge, if your cable-tows allow. Come and enjoy fellowship and Brotherly Love with us!

Upon the Square
Daniel Lee Venters

Worshipful Master Daniel Lee Venters
"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man." Benjamin Franklin
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