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We have another busy month planned. I hope that there are things contained in here that will be of interest to you. Our budget committee reported last month on their recommendations as to what we should do. Many options were reviewed and in short, we will be aggressive moving forward. There was a motion made and seconded at the last business meeting to raise dues for the 2012 year. Discussion and a vote will be at this coming stated meeting on 10-6-10. This is your chance to come and be heard and vote accordingly. Also, we now have our own web-site for our Lodge. One of the primary benefits of this medium is to cut our postage of the Trestleboard by a considerable amount. Those who wish to keep receiving it through the mail will, but those who prefer to receive it electronically can go to www.wausaumasons.com and all information along with updates, photos, Master’s message etc will be available. Another issue to address is the Brethren who are in arrears. If you are having difficulties with the payment of your dues please know that we understand and contact the Secretary/Treasurer Brother Roger Hancock at the Lodge (715) 845-5198 and accommodations can be made. If it slipped your mind, which these things happen as time gets away from us all, please take this opportunity to get paid up. If you have had a change of heart as to your membership/affiliation with us, let us know that as well. We are paying a considerable sum just in per capita tax that comes right from our accounts with money not coming in from Brethren in arrears. We cannot continue like this.
On a lighter note, there are events outlined in the calendar that I hope will be of interest to you. The 2nd Wednesday, we will have a family outing at Iozzos Italian restaurant for dinner and fellowship (Dress is business casual). Space is limited so we are taking RSVP’s on a first come, first served basis. Please call the Lodge at (715) 845-5198 if interested. We will order from the menu, the Lodge will write one check and each will pay his/her share separately to our Secretary/Treasurer and the end of the evening. Also, there is a district meeting at our Lodge on Saturday October 16th at 12:00 p.m. with a social hour at 4:00 p.m. and a catered dinner from Annie’s Café at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $10.00 per person. Ladies welcome. Call the Lodge at (715) 845-5198. There is also a joint event with another Lodge from our area on Saturday October 30. A chili contest and pork roast at Evergreen Lodge #93 in Steven’s Point to raise funds for the Lake Masonic Center that was vandalized this past winter. Cost is $10.00 per chili entry and for those not competing, $5.00 at the door. Winner takes home 20% and the rest will be donated to Lake Lodge #189.
Again I thank you for your time and consideration into the many matters at hand. As always, let us endeavor to always remember our obligation.
Joe Barlow WM Forest Lodge #130
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Forest Lodge No. 130, F & A.M.
October 6th –7:00 PM Stated Communication – White Apron Night – Informal Attire – Budget Dues Discussions
October 13th — Dinner @ Iozzos, Reservations Required
October 16th — 12:00 PM District Meeting, 4PM Dinner
October 20th — 7:00PM Master Mason Degree Practice
October 27th — 6:00 PM Master Mason Degree, Brother Neatherly
October 30th — 7pm Chili Contest/Pork Roast @ Stevens Point
Mosinee Lodge No. 318, F & A.M.
October 7th — 7:00 PM Stated Meeting, Masonic Spelling Bee
October 21st — 6:00 PM Pot Luck Dinner, Ladies Night
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Club
October 1st — Noon Luncheon. Business Meeting
October 8th — Noon Luncheon. Guest speaker Chuck Eno, Assembly Candidate
October 15th — Noon Luncheon. Guest speaker Wausau Fire Chief, Gary Buchberger
October 22nd — Noon Luncheon. Speaker to be Announced.
October 29th — Noon Luncheon. Speaker to be Announced.
Wausau York Rite
October 14th — 7:00 PM Commandery Stated Meeting.
October 19th — 7:00 PM Council and Commandery Stated Meeting
Scottish Rite Club
Meet at Annie’s American Café the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month for breakfast, 7:00 AM.
Wisconsin Valley Auxiliary
Wisconsin Valley Auxiliary will meet October 8, 2010 for a noon luncheon at the Elks Club. The program will be given by Julie Grit of the United Way describing the 211 program. The annual Christmas collection will be taken for the children at Shriner’s hospital