Spring is around the corner and I am already having golf withdrawal. We have a golf
outing scheduled at the Agawam Hunt Club Golf Course. The Senior Steward will have a report on the event at this next meeting.
The conferring of the EA degree went well and I congratulate the officers for a job well done. Keep up the good work and be on top of your game with the lectures for the FC degree in April. Having so many Brothers, guests, and Grand Lodge Officers in attendance made the evening and the work of the evening a truly memorable event for our new Brothers James Giggey and David Rothermel. Following the meeting I had the opportunity to speak with them and their commitment and personality will be great assets to the lodge, and our Brotherhood at large.
The program for this communication will be a presentation by Col. Richard F. Hill, a veteran and the wing Commander of the Rhode Island Civil Air Patrol. During our conversation, he was gracious enough to share with me the many facets of the unit and I am sure that he will be informative and entertaining. The CAP provides emergency services, cadet programs, and to my surprise, aerospace education.
The FC degree will be conferred at the April communication and I remind the officers to start on their lectures NOW rather than wait until the last minute. Yes, yes, yes I know that the last minute is the usual military way....lets be different for a change. And yes, three rehearsals will be schedualed and maybe modified subject to our proficiency. Also in March we will be launching the Bingo thing for the Veterans Home. I will be asking for three volunteers to start and then have a rotation with three new brothers every month. I am the first volunteer.
Lastly, dinner will be around the corner at Murphy’a Law after the meeting. As a reminder winter is not over yet so please be on alert for black ice as you head down the roadways.
Yours in the Craft, Dale P. Euga, Worshipful Master