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 (Pro Tem)
Free and Accepted Masons
PO Box 3508
Fort Myers, Florida 33918
(41 Willis Rd, N. Ft. Myers, FL 33917)
Communications : 2nd and 4th Monday
I hope that you are enjoying the beginning of summer as much I am.
It's been a very good first half of our Masonic year and we have seen
some really great changes not only at Grand Lodge when Grand Lodge saw
the Craft stick together, but some Brothers in our lodge have stepped up
to do some remodeling in our own lodge. If you haven't
had the opportunity to see the work being done, come to lodge and see
it for yourself. It's going to be great when it's finished.
only problem is that the roof is very bad shape. An engineer will be
looking at it and recommending what we might consider doing. We would
appreciate any suggestions anyone has.
So far this year we have had B.B.Q.'s, a Spaghetti Dinner, honored our past masters and widows, and raised 5 Master Masons
(1 was courtesy ). And if you missed any of it, you missed a lot, and
the chance to see our Noah Brothers put on a very good degree.
The next half of the year promises to be just as full and rewarding
with 2 applications for the E.A. Degree already. And the biggest B.B.Q yet
with a live band, the child I.D. trailer, "bounce house" and more. We
would like to also have a " Garage Sale " if someone would step up to
the plate and chair this event(please).
You may or may not
know that the church will be leaving the end of July or the first of
August and moving into their own building. As much as we hate to see
them move, I am extremely pleased to have had the opportunity to help
their church grow by making our facility available. The last several
years they have been at our lodge they have supported our functions and
been an asset to our finances. I wish them well.
COME TO LODGE AND SEE
WHAT'S NEW --- BE PART OF IT
WOW, what a fourth of July, isn’t it great to be
Independent? We are now into the second half of the year all Is well behind us,
and all looks good ahead. Noah 357 Is
going to have an EA degree this month and the new Master Masons are going to
give their proficiency. We have a busy month with a few new candidates to be
investigated. Been a while since you have been on a Investigating committee or
never been on one show up In July 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and lend a
hand, fellowship or just come and get out of the house. Help aide and assist.
Last month June we had the District Deputy Grand Master Richard W. Bayly and
his committee men with him come and visit Noah Lodge. I say all let me correct that , the district
Instructor did not show at the Lodge nor was there any mention of him during
the meeting. We might not need any
Instruction or we may not be worth Instructing.
Either way we had a real nice visit with the DDGM and his party
(excluding the DI). Wives were
encouraged to come out and join us for dinner before Lodge and to get to know
each other while the men were In Lodge.
Dinner was served by the stewards and what a great dinner they did
deliver. Lasagna, chicken marsala,
salad, breadsticks and deserts – WOW. If
you missed this dinner, this was the one that got away. The Chaplain blessed the food and all began
to enjoy this wonderful meal prepared for all the Brothers. The Ladies had a secret meeting while we were
In Lodge hearing what the committee men had to report to the members of Noah
Remember how the Lodge used to look? If not you need to go and get another
gander (look) at It. Changes are coming
around real fast. We have several new
Brothers along with (no pun intended) some older Brothers, who have taken the
duty to give Your Lodge a facelift.
There Is tile around the Altar, new doors entering the Lodgeroom, new
flooring up and down the hallway and setting room. A lot of walls have been painted and some
walls are being completely redone. So much to lIst I know I missed something
that they have done. There are many
plans on the board still to be completed. Wanna lend a hand? Show up 2nd and 4th Monday see where you can
Doesn’t look like we will be going dark this year, and that gives you another
couple months to enjoy Lodge with your Brothers. Below
are just a few pictures from our last B-B-Q and a
picture from Circle-K’s Noah Lodge gas day In NFM. ‘Til I see you In Lodge, My family and I
wish all well.
Observing the time
I have to share a little secret with you. There is a little known
place in North Fort Myers. We visited last night that served the most
delicious dinner that i have had in awhile.
The Chicken Marsala was divine, the lasagna was perfection, the salad
was fresh crisp and refreshing and even the breadsticks were something
that received rave reviews.
The (newly remodeled) decor provided a charming atmosphere in which to enjoy the company of friends old and new.
The service was delivered with a smile and not a person in the house left unsatisfied as the evening was enjoyed by all.
The Ladies all looked lovely, their eyes sparkled as did their
personalities and the Gentlemen were excellent company and provided
interesting conversation throughout.
The place is our own Noah Lodge and the evening was provided
courtesy of our newly raised Brothers who have been working very hard
and giving of themselves to show their appreciation for being welcomed
into the Brotherhood.
If you missed it then I've gotta tell you that you really should stop by and see the changes in our lodge.
We had the honor of being the first official visit for the new
RWDDGM and his party and in his usual show of support for Noah Lodge
RWPDDGM Jerry Timberlake was on hand to add to the list of dignitaries.
Things at Noah are a'changin' and if we can't entice you to come
check it out with good food,great company and plush surroundings then
maybe curiosity alone can be the motivating force. If all of that fails
just come in and complain about stuff that always drew a crowd in the
past who knows it could work again.
We have rescheduled the Entered Apprentice degree for the second
meeting in July, which is Monday the 25th. It would be great to have the craft
turn out in force to help welcome the new Brother, as the new Brothers
are the future of Noah as has been amply demonstrated recently.
has been playing Doctor Pinball (he's the pinball) this month, so his article
will be delayed a bit.)
From The Chaplain's Station
Days of Summer
are halfway through the year 2011. Have we accomplished half of what we
wanted to do this year?
Have we served God and our fellow Man half as
much as we resolved to?
My Brothers, we have a choice; we can now double
up and still reach our goals, or we can "wait until next year" - the
choice is ours.
As we celebrate Independence Day, let us remember all
those who have served to keep the greatness of America, and say a prayer for
all of those who serve today and for their families as well.
Have a safe
and happy 4th. May God bless you
every day in every way.
Our District Deputy Grand Master
R.W. Jerry Timberlake
DDGM, District 28
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