Saturday, April 21, 2018

Horeb-Wright Dedication

Today was the dedication and 200th Anniversary of Horeb-Wright Chapter. It also turned out to be my first chance to play Grand High Priest for the day as neither Our Grand High Priest or Grand King were able to attend. A short presentation on the history of the Chapter was presented at the end of the ceremony. Our Grand photographer took pictures and got a couple of me in the lead chair.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ormus Grotto Inspection

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

Roy Livesay Viewing

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.

Grotto Work

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

Potentates Ball

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

Grotto Work

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

3rd District School

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

Khana Sharar Stated Meeting

I visited Springfield tonight to plan a joint ceremonial we need to provide to bring in 5-6 new members. Since they are like our Grotto and go dark January-February and meet during the summer this was their first meeting of the year.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Grand Chapter Tennessee

Over the past couple of days I was at the Grand Chapter of Tennessee. They had around 170 in attendance officially (but my count was more in the 125 range). They hold all their Grand bodies one after another and at the same location (Grand Lodge building Nashville).

Acacia Forest #184 TCL

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.