Saturday, April 21, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Tonight was our Inspection at the Grotto with Tom Schliep as our District Deputy. We passed all aspects including the Secretary/Treasurer's book (that's me). We are small in number but still were able to open and close with those present and three who usually come were not able tonight.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Today was the viewing for a lifelong Mason and friend. He helped out Grand Lodge, Scottish Rite and myself when I was Potentate as the money man for events. Roy was always good with the finances and administration part of the job. He was also the Director for the Past Master's Unit in the Shrine for many years including when I was Potentate.
I hope the paperwork I have filled out is sufficient and we can get the Grotto back in good graces with the IRS. It turned out to be more difficult and more work than I had anticipated and I had to skip the Hi 12 meeting I planned to go to today to finish this up. Well I guess we will see after I send it in with the money if it does the trick!
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Tonight was the Antioch Shrine Potentates Ball at Austin Landing near Miamisburg. It was a nice event and this was the first time we held an activity here as it is a newer venue. There was a nice crowd and all seemed to have a good time. Pictures didn't end up turning out well due to the lighting but I did get one from someone else.
Friday, April 13, 2018
Well I started work on an involved process today to get our Grotto in good standing with the IRS. Unfortunately in years past they slipped on filling out some paperwork and we are now in arrears with them. Hopefully I can recreated all the forms this weekend.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Well I haven't left the country, we just went to our Daughter's place in Tennessee and spent a little time there. I tried to attend a couple Masonic activities while I was there but unfortunately no one showed up for the meetings.Tonight was our school of instruction for incoming High Priest for the 3rd District in Miamisburg. The turnout was not quite as we had hoped for but the information provided was good. Refreshments were provided for all in attendance and we were able to finish at a reasonably early time.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Monday, March 26, 2018
Tonight our Tall Cedars met at the Farmersville Temple and decided to tr some things to help increase membership. One thing we will be trying is to move a couple months at a time to another Temple and announce we are doing it at the Lodge in which we are meeting. We then will initiate anyone who decides with it being in their back yard they will join.