My Brothers all:
I hope this edition of the eNews finds you and your families doing well! After attending a recent lodge meeting, it was exciting to see brothers who I have not seen in several months, learn they are all doing well, glad to get together and enjoy the brotherly love our fraternity provides.
While we are not meeting during June, we will host a Zoom Video Conference on Friday the 26th of June for members of the Valley of Orlando who choose to join Ill. Keith and myself online. We have a short program planned to provide updates on several completed enhancements, after which we have a little entertainment (game) that requires your participation. Once the details are final and the video conference scheduled, we will get an exclusive eNews out with the meeting link so that you can join us for a fun evening.
As was decided by the Executive Committee, we will resume monthly meetings on the fourth Friday of July, which is the 24th. In following guidelines for social distancing, hand washing, etc. we will have a hamburger meal with all the trimmings prepared and served in a to-go container to reduce the handling of utensils. After dinner, please enjoy a program celebrating Flag Day and the Fourth of July, both of which were missed due to the COVID-19. Following a special program by the National Sojourner’s, a guest speaker will share a message on the current financial state of affairs and markets in the USA. To ensure we have enough food prepared and seating for all in attendance, please send an email to Ill. Keith at (GenSecOrl@gmail.com).
Please ensure the 28th of August open meeting is on your calendar. Dinner will be provided, followed by the “Ceremony of Remembrance and Renewal,” where we remember those Brothers who have passed to the Celestial Lodge above during the 2019 year.
Until next time, remember the many things for which you are thankful! Be safe in your travels; “whisper wise counsel in the ear of an erring brother;” and respect the dignity of all, as it makes you and our fraternity stronger one action at a time. We want to ensure that what we are enjoying today will be reliable for those who will follow. Simply stated – “We lead the way today, so those who follow us can lead the way tomorrow!” Thanks for your continued support and participation, and may the “Spirit of Fraternity” reign supreme within our “Valley of Orlando!”
Ill. Chester A. “Chet” King, 33°
“People forget what you say, and forget what you do, but forever remember how you make them feel!”