Fraternal Lodge #55 A.F. & A.M.
PO Box 427
Alfred, Me 04002
JUNE, 2017
Stated Meeting:
Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The meal will be at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7:30. We will have
Chicken on a Biscuit with “STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE” for dessert. Come and enjoy a great meal and close the year with a friendly social time. The Lodge will go dark for July and August.
Installation of Officers:
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 4:00 p.m. We will have a meal. This will be semi-public, which means you are welcome to invite your family and friends to show them a little of what the Masons are about. Let Troy Hall (608-0623) or Bud Jamieson (247-3635) know if you and guests are coming so there will be plenty of food.  Please try to attend to show our incoming Master (Roger Ridley, Jr.) and his officers the support they deserve.
From the East:
It has been a great privilege to be your MASTER for the past year. It is with great pride that I did so.  We have accomplished good things this last year helping widows / brothers / Boy Scouts and other people that need help. Most events to help others is not posted. Our mission is to help when we can without injury to ourselves. Remembering with a phone call or just taking a minute to stop and say hello is appreciated and lets the individual / family they are not forgotten. That individual may not be able to attend now but has been in regular attendance in the past. Masonry is not just a monthly meeting. Our daily conduct is noticed by all as we stand as just and upright Masons.
Blood Drive:
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Help will be needed to register blood donors and help the Red Cross.
LACY’S RUN:
The Widows Sons will be holding LACY’S RUN on June 17th. This year’s event will help a 4-year old that is not expected to have a ninth birthday. BBQ will be $5.00 Eagles in Waterboro. Funds may be donated to Troy Hall or Bud Jamieson.
Welcome New Members:
On May 3, 2017 Stephen P. Martin, Randy W. Emmons and Robert D. Leeman were raised to the
sublime degree of a Master Mason. On May 17, 2017 Brother Michael Blum, who was raised to a Master Mason at Avalon Lodge # 657, Bellevue, PA on Nov. 26, 1985 was accepted as a member of Fraternal Lodge.
Yard Sale:
Saturday, July 1, 2017, approximately 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., we will hold our annual yard sale. After the stated June 21 we will start taking deliveries for the yard sale. We need help starting at 8:00 a.m. getting some items out of the building. Please remember, NO LARGE APPLIANCES, most left over items go to a group in Lebanon that help distribute them to the needy. This is a big fund raiser for the Lodge and needs your support with sales items and physical help on July 1st. Contact Bud Jamieson (324-3635) to support this event. We will also do pick-up. The Eastern Star is selling food.
Waterboro Middle School:
The Waterboro Middle School is doing a play ground project and needs help. They will have a build
date (assembly of equipment) on June 3rd, also, a mulch spreading date on June 10. Both events start at 9 a.m. Contact Joe Johnson (899-8810) for more info.
Widows Sons Accomplishments:
1. Donated 100 gal. of fuel oil to elderly woman.
2. Donated YMCA membership for a sick child.
3. Gave 10 Thanksgiving Baskets.
4. Raised $1,469.00 at Salvation Army BELL RINGING at Christmas time.
5. Assisted in York County TOYS FOR TOTS & delivered presents to 13 families.
6. The above list is just a few items accomplishments by the Widow’s Sons
Rehearsals:
Rehearsals will be at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays until further notice.
Dues:
We have 15 members that have not paid their 2017 dues. Second notices were sent to all members who owed dues. Dues should be paid in advance, meaning 2017 dues should be paid by Jan. 1, 2017. If not paid by Jan. 1st a member is in arrears. If you do not have an up-to-date card you cannot prove you are a Mason if you wanted to visit a Lodge that does not know you. Let’s pay up before we go dark and then start fall clean. If you have a problem to pay because of financial reasons let Bud or Earl know and they can help you.


Fraternally, 
Harold (Bud) Jamieson (247-3635)
email: hjamieson0671@maine.rr.com

Attest:
Earland H. Morrison
Secretary

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