We were informed that Brother Raymond Parkinson laid down his working tools Sept 9th, 2014. We will be performing a memorial service this Sunday, September 14 at 3:30pm at Hardesty Funeral Home, 851 Annapolis Rd., Gambrills, MD 21054. (http://www.hardestyfuneralhome.com/gambrills/)
Please arrive 30 minutes in advance of the ceremony.
The picnic is this Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 11-4 at Patapsco State Park, Orange Grove area. We are in Orange Grove Pavilion 106. Below are the directions:
Avalon/Glen Artney/Orange Grove/Lost Lake Areas – 5120 South St, Halethorpe, MD 21227
• From the Beltway (I-695) Take Rt. 1 (Exit 12-A) toward Elkridge. Follow Rt. 1 South about 3 miles to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left.
• From I-95 take I-195 to Rt. 1 (Exit 3) toward Elkridge to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left.
• From Howard County follow Rt. 1 through Elkridge and into Baltimore County. Turn left onto South St. Park entrance is on the left.
Friday night’s dinner (15 August) will be a fish fry with crab soup (homemade from all the leftover crabs from the crab feast!). We hope to see you and your family there.
In accordance with our lodge by-laws, WM Culver has determined we will not meet on August 20. Enjoy the break from labor and we’ll see you in September.
There are still tickets available for the Odenton Temple Holding Corporation Crab Feast. We need your support – profits from this function help pay the mortgage for our Lodge.
When: 3 Aug 14, 1:00-5:00pm
Where: Kurtz Beach, Pasadena, MD
Cost: $45.00 Adults, $20.00 children 6-10, $6.00 children under 6
Beer and soda are included. This is an air-conditioned, pest-free environment. There will be a sports memorabilia silent auction. (No outside food, drink, or alcohol permitted.)
We hope to see you all on the 3rd. You can get tickets from WM Culver or you can contact Kay Aleshire.
As the Gavel year has ended today, June 30, the standings for the longest holder of the Traveling Gavel are as follows:
- Daylight Lodge #1: 182 days
- Jephthah Lodge #222: 70 days
- Odenton Lodge #209: 47 days
- Glen Burnie Lodge #213: 16 days
- Birmingham Lodge #188: 8 days
Congratulations to Daylight Lodge #1 for their victory for 2014!
A full accounting of captures:
|Daylight Lodge #1||9/10/2013||182 days|
|Jephthah Lodge #222||3/11/2014||70 days|
|Glen Burnie Lodge #213||5/20/2014||16 days|
|Odenton Lodge #209||6/5/2014||13 days|
|Birmingham Lodge #188||6/18/2014||8 days|
|Odenton Lodge #209||6/26/2014||4 days + 30 bonus days|
On June 26, 2014, the Traveling Gavel was recaptured from Birmingham Lodge by Odenton Lodge!
As Odenton Lodge held the gavel at the end of the gavel year on June 30, they gain an extra 30 days of capture time.
Odenton Lodge #209 is assisting in the campaign to help a brother Mason and friend. Samantha Bernadzikowski, daughter of Bro. Chaplain Frank Bernadzikowski of Glen Burnie Lodge #213, is fighting for her life against PVS (Pulmonary Vein Stenosis), and an experimental chemotherapy drug is keeping her alive, but her insurance is no longer covering the cost. The family has burned every reserve they have to help fund this drug at $75,000 per year, and the community, Masonic and otherwise, has stepped in to help. The drug company is helping to cover part of the cost at this time but help is still needed for the rest, plus travel expenses to get her to Boston for the treatments, and other expenses.
They are holding numerous fundraisers and have also established a YouCaring account at http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/support-4-sami/70443 where donations can be made. You can also find updates at https://www.facebook.com/support4samantha.
This evening, five brothers from Birmingham Lodge #188 captured the Traveling Gavel from Odenton Lodge #209. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, so there is still time to recapture before the end of June when the Gavel year ends!
Brethren, friends and neighbors:
The menu for dinner this Friday the 20th will be: hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue / smoked pork, baked beans, corn, cole slaw, plus dessert, tea, and coffee.
Strawberry Night has now been rescheduled and will occur right after dinner. Dinner is 5-7 and Strawberry Night (strawberries and ice cream plus other treats) will be directly afterward from 7-9. Bring your friends and family!