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!
Due to an unforeseen conflict, we are unfortunately forced to POSTPONE Strawberry Night.
WM is coordinating with the officers and Brother Senior Warden on an alternative date. When we have one, we will get the word out.
So as it stands now, our second meeting of the month on the 18th will be just that – a meeting. Don’t bring your family expecting strawberries. We do expect to see a number of brothers from Glen Burnie Lodge arrive to capture the Traveling Gavel, so that should be a treat, and fellowship with them afterwards is always a pleasure.
At the regularly scheduled meeting of Glen Burnie Lodge #213 on June 5, 2014, members of Odenton Lodge #209 captured the Traveling Gavel.
It is our sad duty to inform you that Bro. Harry Lines, a mason of 66 years, passed from labor to rest on May 31, 2014 at the age of 95.
Services will be held at McCully Funeral Home in Pasadena; visitation will occur on Tuesday, June 3, and services on Wednesday, June 4.
The Masonic memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 3, at 7:30pm.
At the regularly scheduled meeting of Jephthah Lodge #222 on May 20, 2014, members of Glen Burnie Lodge #213 captured the Traveling Gavel. Congratulations!