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Abe Hinson Lodge #472

  • The officers and members of Abe Hinson Lodge will meet at the Piccadilly on MacArthur Drive at 7pm on Wednesday 2/13 with their Wives or Sweethearts to celebrate our annual Wives/Sweethearts Appreciation Night. We have reserved the private dining room for the evening. The dinner will be dutch treat.

    We hope you will join us as we thank ALL the Wives and Sweethearts that support us through out the year.
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    The Lodge was opened by the Worshipful Master in ritualistic form in the Master Mason degree at 7:30 p.m. with the elected and appointed officers or their substitutes present and in their stations. The following officers were present:

     

    WM: Basil Whitaker SD:

    SW: James Gott, PM JD:

    JW: Gerald (Jay) Barrett MC: Jeremy Galster

    Trea: Patrick Collard PM SS: Tom Richards PM

    Sec:  Robert M Coon PM JS:

    Chap:  W A Morris PM Mar: Glen Bledsoe

    Tyler:

     

    The Worshipful Master led the Lodge in the pledge of allegiance to the Flag of our country. Nine members and visitors were present, with 7  Past Masters. Two Charter Members and two 50 Year members were  present.

     

    Minutes from 12/26 were approved. Correspondence from the Grand Lodge and sister lodges was read and filed.

     

    The following bill was presented for payment.

     

    Grand Lodge Service Committee $35.00 13-01 Sign in Book

    Masonic Building Assoc. $69.07 13-02 Rent Jan-Mar 2013

    R.G. Austin $30.00 13-03 Background Checks

     

    The investigating committee on Brother Jeremy Galsters petition for transfer reported all favorable and the secretary reported the certificate of good standing had been received from Fellowship Lodge and with the background report. All lodges had been notified and more than 30 days had passed. The ballot was taken and Brother Galster was elected to membership in Abe Hinson Lodge.

     

    The WM installed Brother Jeremy Galster as the Master of Ceremonies.

     

    Tentative plans were discussed for Wives and Sweethearts night. The program is scheduled for Feb 13 at 7pm. We are planning a dutch Treat Meal at the Piccadilly for this meeting. WM Whittaker will coordinate the private room with the Piccadilly.

     

    The lodge charity project and public service award for the food bank were discussed. The secretary had reviewed masonic law and consulted with the grand secretary regarding this matter. Both are of the opinion that notice to the members is required and along with unanimous vote to approve since the food bank is not an official masonic charity. The secretary review the notice he and the SW had prepared. The secretary will mail this notice, dues notices, and education information to all the members within the next week, informing them this matter would be discussed and voted on at the meeting of January 23rd. Donations of $66.00 were received this evening.

     

    The secretary presented a brief summary of the proposed grand lodge resolutions. A motion was made, seconded and passed to instruct our delegates to vote their conscience on these matters, for the good of the fraternity.

     

    Due to the absence of the Treasurer the Secretary presented a brief summary of the lodge financial status. More complete info will be forthcoming as the Treasurer finishes his reports and the audit committee makes their report.

     

    Discussion was started on plans for Bring A Friend Night which is scheduled for March 27.

     

    After discussion of refreshments for following meetings, it was determined Brother Morris will provide for the second meeting in Jan. The first meeting in February the meal will be at Piccadilly.

     

    After remarks for the good of the Order, there being no further business, the Lodge was closed in ritualistic form in the Master Mason degree. The Lodge was tyled at all times while in labor by Brother Richard Hailey, PM.

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  • Jan 9, 2013

    A. Supper.

    1. Opening . Ritual – Pledge – Recognize Visitors (PMs, 50 year, Charter)

     

    1. Secretary’s Desk.
    1. Minutes (12/26) and Bills.
    2. Communications from Grand & Sister Lodges.
    3. Receive Petitions:  None
    4. Report of Committees on Petitions/Balloting: Two.

     

    D. Old Business.

    1. Install appointed officers. 
    1. J.D. – Weston Colvin
    2. MC – Jeremy Galster (pending election to membership)

    2. Planning Wives and Sweet Hearts Night 2/13 7pm.

     

    1. New Business.
    1. Charity Project for Food bank.
    2. Grand Lodge Resolutions.
    3. Status of Lodge Funds and Expenses.
    4. Discuss Bring A Friend Night – March 27.

     

    1. Education Program.
    2. Refreshment for Future Meetings.

    H. Remarks for “Good of the Order”.

    I. Closing Ritual.

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  • A. Supper.

    B. Opening . Ritual – Pledge – Recognize Visitors (PMs, 50 year, Charter)

    C. Secretary’s Desk.

    1. Minutes () and Bills.
    2. Communications from Grand & Sister Lodges.
    3. Receive Petitions:  None
    4. Report of Committees on Petitions/Balloting: Two.

     

    D. Old Business.

    1. Install appointed officers. 
    1. J.D. – Weston Colvin
    2. MC – Jeremy Galster (pending election to membership)
    3. SS – Tom Richards PM

    E. New Business.

    1. Planning Wives and Sweet Hearts Night
    2. Motion to carry over members not paid dues for 2012.
    3. Motion to Suspend for Non Payment of Dues of 2011/2012 if not paid  prior to 12/31/12.
    4. Motion to Deposit and Pay to GL check for Michael Melder (320.92) Perpetual payment.

    F. Education Program.

    G. Refreshment for Future Meetings.

    H. Remarks for “Good of the Order”.

    I. Closing Ritual.

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  • A. Supper.

    B. Opening . Ritual – Pledge – Recognize Visitors (PMs, 50 year, Charter)

    C. Secretary’s Desk.

    1. Minutes (9/26) and Bills.
    2. Communications from Grand & Sister Lodges.
    3. Receive Petitions:  None.
    4. Report of Committees on Petitions/Balloting: None

     

    D. Old Business.

    1. Achievement Award status.
    2. Reception of Grand Lodge Family (last item time permitting.)
    3. Public Service Appreciation Night 10/24 @ 6:30pm plans.
    4. Memorial History. Assign a committee or close?

    E. New Business.

    1.  
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    The Lodge was opened by the Senior Warden in ritualistic form in the Master Mason degree at 7:30 p.m. with the elected and appointed officers or their substitutes present and in their stations. The following officers were present:

     

    WM: SD:

    SW: Basil Whitaker JD:

    JW: Alfred Pedneau, Jr. PM MC:

    Trea: Patrick Collard PM SS:

    Sec:  Robert M Coon PM JS:

    Chap:  W A Morris PM Mar:

    Tyler: Jerry P. Wood Sr.

     

    The acting Worshipful Master led the Lodge in the pledge of allegiance to the Flag of our country. Thirteen members and visitors were present, with 9 Past Masters. Two Charter Members and two 50 Year members were  present.

     

    Minutes from 9/12/2012, were approved. Correspondence from the Grand Lodge and sister lodges was read and filed.

     

    Alfred Pedneau $63.07 12-46 Refreshment

     

    The secretary made a brief report on the Achievement Award status. The next major requirement will be one more program meeting which will be the Public Service Appreciation Night we are planning.

     

    Brother Jim Gott will be presenting a short program for the Public Service Appreciation Night. Brother Collard and Richards will take care of refreshments. Plans will be completed at the next meeting. Need all names by the next meeting.

     

    Secretary reported he had received a request for demit from Brother Irv Douzart. A motion was made seconded and passed to grant the demit.

     

    The secretary reviewed some options for electronic dues payments and recommended use of Paypal.com as there were no upfront or reoccurring monthly fees. A motion was made seconded and passed for the Secretary to set up a Paypal account for the lodge.

     

    The secretary reported the order time for Past Masters aprons is 4-6 weeks and approximate cost of $180-$200. A motion was made seconded and passed to order a Pass Masters apron for Brother Hullett.

     

    The lodge was called to refreshment and a short workshop on official reception of the Grand Master and the Grand Lodge family was conducted. The lodge was called back to labor.

     

    After remarks for the good of the Order, there being no further business, the Lodge was closed in ritualistic form in the Master Mason degree. The Lodge was tyled at all times while in labor by Brother Jay Barrett.

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  • A. Supper.

    B. Opening . Ritual – Pledge – Recognize Visitors (PMs, 50 year, Charter)

    C. Secretary’s Desk.

    1. Minutes (9/12) and Bills.
    2. Communications from Grand & Sister Lodges.
    3. Receive Petitions:  None.
    4. Report of Committees on Petitions/Balloting: None

     

    D. Old Business.

    1. Memorial History. No update. Still Open
    2. Achievement Award status.
    3. Reception of Grand Lodge Family (last item time permitting.)
    4. Public Service Appreciation Night 10/24 @ 6:30pm.

    E. New Business.

    1. Demit Request.
    2. Credit Card/Electronic Payment of Dues
    3. Dues collection efforts for 2011/12.
    4. Past Master Apron for Brother Hullett. 

     

     

     

    F. Education Program.

    G. Remarks for “Good of the Order”.

    H. Closing Ritual.

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  • The Lodge was opened by the Senior Warden in ritualistic form in the Master Mason degree at 7:30 p.m. with the elected and appointed officers or their substitutes present and in their stations. The following officers were present:

     

    WM: SD: Meritt O’Neal PM

    SW: Basil Whitaker JD:

    JW: Alfred Pedneau, Jr. PM MC:

    Trea: Patrick Collard PM SS:

    Sec:  Robert M Coon PM JS:

    Chap:  W A Morris PM Mar:

    Tyler: Jerry P. Wood Sr.

     

    The acting Worshipful Master led the Lodge in the pledge of allegiance to the Flag of our country. Sixteen members and visitors were present, with 12 Past Masters. Two Charter Members and three 50 Year members were  present.

     

    RW George Holman, 9th Masonic District Grand Lecturer was conducted west of the Altar and welcomed. The private grand honors were given. Brother Holman declined being conducted to the east and stated he would have a short workshop at the end of the meeting. Other visitors were acknowledged and welcomed.

     

    Minutes from 8/22/2012, were approved. Correspondence from the Grand Lodge and sister lodges was read and filed.

     

    No bills were presented for payment.

     

    The committee on Brother Gerald Barretts petition for transfer of membership reported favorable. The ballot was spread and Brother Barrett was elected to membership.

     

    After some discussion it was decided to have Public Service Appreciation Night emphasize and recognize individuals. It was also rescheduled for October 24th. Jim Gott will make a presentation and WM Hullett will arrange for certificates. Nominations should be made prior to the next meeting. Brother Barrett has one recipient for the RPSO. Brother Morris will contact Brother Fookes about a nominee from the Fire Department. Brother Baker will contact the Schools about a teacher (JROTC Instructor.)

     

    The secretary made a brief report on the Achievement Award status. The next major requirement will be attendance at a district lodge/workshop meeting has been met as the WM, SW, JW, Secretary and SD were all in attendance at the district meeting on 8/26/2012 and hosted by Alexandria Lodge #398. After that we need one more program meeting.

     

    The Secretary reported that over 20 Brothers had not yet paid 2012 dues. He was requested to post the names of those not paid on the lodge web page.

     

    The secretary reviewed the masonic history of our two newly affiliated brothers. Brothers Colvin and Barrett. He also reminded the members to be thinking about election of offices for the lodge coming up at the first regular meeting in November.

     

    RW Holman conducted a workshop consisting of reading the “Short Talk Bulletin” about the significance of the scriptures recited during the circumambulations in lodge room.

     

    After remarks for the good of the Order, there being no further business, the Lodge was closed in ritualistic form in the Master Mason degree. The Lodge was tyled at all times while in labor by Brother  Jerry P. Wood Sr. PM.

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