Officer's Messages Are
HERE for Noah
Br. James Hamilton
WB Thomas Reedy
WB John McKinney
Br. John Duly
Br. Michael Gardner
Br. Robert Sabo
Br. Ed Ciofani
Free and Accepted Masons
PO Box 3508
Fort Myers, Florida 33918
(41 Willis Rd, N. Ft. Myers, FL 33917)
Communications : 2nd and 4th Monday
Another year has passed us by and we have a new line of Officers here at Noah
Congratulations go out to the new Officers and
their new appointments on the Lodge Committees.
Looking forward we plan to continue the Family night dinners on the 4th
Monday of every month before the meeting.
Family night seems to be a hit with the members and their families, we
can only hope to improve on this wonderful event in the future. If you havenít been to a Family night you
just donít know what you are missing.
A monthly breakfast is also in the works and
February 4th is breakfast day and a lodge work day as discussed in Lodge last
meeting. Come to the dinner this month
meet the new Officers and their families, and not just the Officers families
but the general memberships families. I
also invite any Master Mason to show up and break bread with Noah 357, come and
feel at home.
Noah has 3 EAs being prepared for the
Fellowcraft Degree and need the help and commitment from all the Officers to
show up on practice and Officers meeting every 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7:00 pm. Noah
has great talent at our disposal and a lot of very good men and Masons. The past is behind us now, the future is ours
to write anyway we desire to write it. Will
you step up to the plate and help Noah to be a front runner in Masonry, or will
you sit idly on the side? These 3 new
Brothers need your help whether small or great and so does Noah. And isnít that what being a Mason is, helping
and mentoring our Brothers?
Brother John Duly, who is a pillar of our Lodge has been out a few months with a
knee replacement, has been missed and we found all the stuff that he does around the
Lodge since he has been absent. Each and every one of us at Noah have
importance here amongst the Brethren. You
might not know it but you are missed and do you know since you quit coming so
did another Brother that liked coming to Lodge just because you were here. So next Lodge night letís put them hard
feelings that were caused behind or whatever reason you may have stopped coming
call that other Brother and come to Lodge, you know you are loved and
appreciated here at Noah #357.
Brothers we are short a couple of Officers; we need a Junior Steward, a Tyler and
an Organist. Just think - the Junior Steward
gets to meet all the Brothers while helping in the kitchen amongst other duties. The Tyler gets to card every member and meet
all our guests before anyone else does, what a privilege. The Organist gets to show off his talent that
only a few are blessed with. So if you
are sitting at home thinking thereís nothing to do there, hold that thought, we
have 3 openings to the right Brother if you like. Noah Has a great line of Officers that I am
proud to be the leader of and can hardly wait 'til the day they lead. I only hope and pray to the Great Architect of
the Universe that I donít fail this great line of Officers who have joined Noah
Brothers, the Officers at Noah have planned a great year at Your Lodge - without
you though, all this planning is for nothing.
Come out to the 2nd meeting
family night at 6:00 pm. And come out to
the Breakfasts that are planned for the first Saturday of every month to
support our Veterans.
Lawrence A. Tomlinson
Looking forward to an exciting year at Noah Lodge 357 F&A.M. The
Members have come together at Noah and have drawn upon each their unique
talents to bring us to a place where we face the new year with a
renewed vision. Within our new surroundings brought to us primarily by
the talents and generosity of a particular Brother (who desires not to
be named) you will notice a new outlook where Brothers look to the
future in anticipation of continuing the good work of Freemasonry which
has brought us all together, We have brothers whose cullinary talents
are unrivaled and they delight in providing some of the finest meals
that you will find anywhere. Our Past Masters continue to devote their
time and expertise to fill in whereever they are needed and even our
youngest E.A.'s are actively helping out in any way they can.
There will be a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast held Saturday,
February 4 at 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., all are welcome to attend whether you have served
or just want to say thanks to someone who has. If you know a Veteran who
might be interested in joining us please let them know.
See ya in Lodge,
"Observing the time"
This year promises to be packed full of fun and entertaining events and activities for all who can attend and or lend a strong back and sound
We have planned yard sales, BBQís,
work days, family nights and much much more. The committee men have been
assigned, and events are being planned.
So please come to the Lodge meetings and
events so we can put your body and mind to use.
the end of June, I mailed out 23 late notices. So far I have received
five (6) responses.
If you have not been to Lodge lately, you'll
be surprised at the renovations done by Brother Ed Ciofani and his crew of workers.
to see you at Lodge.
From The Chaplain's Station
February is known as Love Month.
In addition, the greatest commandment is: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with
all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great Commandment and the second is like unto it.
Thou shalt lovethy neighbor as thyself.
So mote it be.
May God bless you every day in every way.
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