Friday, July 20, 2018

Finally Home

Well finally home from Shrine Imperial and got a new phone so I can once again be connected. Since my old phone is dead and any pictures I took at Imperial are gone with the phone, no pictures from Florida. In addition my car is in the shop being fixed but my sister loaned me one of hers so I could head to DeMolay Conclave at Kent State. I’ll probably be driving it the next few days since not sure how fast the car will be fixed.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Well I'll be a little harder to get in touch with for a week or so

It seems as though my phone decided to go for a swim so until I get a new one, email me instead of texting or calling since I won't be able to get text or calls with no phone. And just to be extra nice and timely my brakes are giving me problems on my car which just had the air conditioning go out and needs fixed. I'm glad problems only come in threes and then you get three good things to come your way....I'm waiting for those three good things ...maybe one could be winning the lottery.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Greeters Meeting

Today was our Shrine Greeters meeting. Since they changed the time to coincide with a breakfast they are having at the Shrine, I was able to attend. Like most groups we are in the process of trying to regroup, get new leaders and new members. This changed helped out this month as we had several members present.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Busy Chapter Week

While it might not outwardly appear it was a busy week, I’ve had lots of behind the scenes work going on. Everything from setting dates for Grand Kings Programs, to dates for Grand High Priest Receptions in 2020, to making Grand Family and Grand Reception plans to actually working on the program for the Grand Kings presentations. In addition I’ve been finalizing Grand High Priest pin designs and distributing DEO information I obtained.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Khana Shahar Grotto

Tonight I was in Springfield so I attended the stated meeting for the Grotto in Springfield as they were meeting tonight. The covered the activities which occurred at the recent Supreme Meeting and discussed the Special Olympics. It was nice to hear a discussion on a subject which in Chapter we need to also be discussing which was how to increase publicity for the organization. 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Miamisburg 200th Anniversary Parade

Today was the closing activities all day for the 200th Miamisburg Celebration starting off with a parade. Our Lodge and several Shrines were involved along with a few hundred other participants. It was a nice day finished off with fireworks in the evening.

DeMolay International

Definitely a couple of very long days over the past couple days. Thursday, I started out before 6 AM headed to DeMolay International in Alexandria Virginia. As an Active Board member you are required to attend the yearly session. We had the opening session on Thursday and Friday was the business and voting session. After the meetings concluded on Friday around 5, I started the journey back home so I could be back for the closing activities of our cities 200th anniversary.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ormus Grotto Stated

Tonight was our monthly Stated Meeting. Turnout was light but we got done all necessary business. which I’m glad because tomorrow I get up early to leave for DeMolay International in Alexandria, Va. Definitely a long drive.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trinity Chapter Stated

From this past Saturday through this coming Saturday our Lodge is very involved with the activities of the 200th anniversary of Miamisburg. The mayor is even a member of our Lodge. The city is expecting well over 100,000 people for the events of the week. Pam and I are attending as many events as possible. Tonight we had candidate to vote on and an event with over 300 planned to attend sponsored by our Lodge at the same time, so we called a special as we have petitions to vote on. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

2nd District Chapter Reception

Well whoever decided not to come tonight missed out on a super evening. They held it at the Neil Armstrong Museum in Wapakonetsa and the entertainment was an expert on the space program who talked about the Gemini missions and their importance to U.S. space exploration. In addition, we had a great meal and were able to tour the entire museum in an exclusive after hours setting. They also handed out awards and the Grand High Priest Keith Green finished up with a short talk.