Brothers- it's been great that I've been able to speak with many of you. Every time I find the time to make some phone calls, I'm glad I did- I'm reminded of the great network of friends we have in Ben Franklin. I sincerely thank everyone who has been participating for their help, especially our core group of Masons and the brothers from other Lodges who helped us out. I went through our roster, and I have to express a little disappointment that there are 28 brothers who are local and in good health that we haven't seen in lodge in a while. Brothers- remember the obligation you took, and how you were asked to show your sincerity. Remember the several Masonic lectures. Remember your duty to support your lodge. Being a Mason is the greatest title one can hold, yet too many of us take it for granted.
- Please take due notice that this is the 3rd month notice of 3 months required notice that we will hold another vote on consolidation at the April stated meeting, May stated meeting if necessary, and June stated meeting if necessary.
- Please take due notice that we will be considering and voting on 2 by-law changes at the April stated meeting in addition to the
Consolidation vote. Per Section 10.220 of the Nevada Masonic Code, this is 30 days notice the following will be considered:
- Move stated communication time from 7:30 to 7:00 p.m on the first Wednesday of the month.
- When a stated meeting falls on any of the following holidays, the meeting will be deferred until the second Tuesday of the following week: New Year's day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Yom Kippur, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
We have two exciting events coming up. The first will be Public School Observance Week. Mrs. Angie Bryan, Principal of Brown Elementary School, will speak to our lodge on May 7th.
The second program is "Kids and Heroes". Benjamin Franklin 45 has coordinated the Kids and Heroes Memorial Day blood drive, in conjunction with United Blood Services and our great brother Rod Stahl. We need to get every healthy adult family member to the Kerak Shrine Center on Memorial day to give blood. We need to spread the word to anyone who has children that they can come by and participate in the Child ID program brother Rod has championed in the community. We are still working on adding the final component. This is a great program. It is scheduled for Memorial day because this is one of the critical dates that blood comes into short supply. Even if we save one life- one Dad or Mom who will be there for their kid... or one child who will be spared to grow up and enjoy all life has to offer it will be well worth the effort. We will also serve refreshments.
Worshipful Master Ron S. Ellis