News from Branson Lodge No. 587, Branson, Missouri
(Branson, MO. U.S.A.)
Branson Brothers Celebrate Bro. George Washington's Birthday
The Celebration of George Washington's Birthday in Joplin, Missouri on Feb. 20 was great. The Ritual Degree Teams from the three states, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas, did a great job performing the degree work. The way each of them performed the degree work was different than Missouri but the bottom line was the same. There were five members from Branson Lodge attending the celebration: Fredie Aipperspoch, Kevin Wiebe, John Bahler, Ken McCue and Herb Terrill. They're the handsome guys in the photo. We all had a great time and lots of great fellowship.
The next regular Stated meeting will be March 1, at 7:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. Hope you all will come out for a great meeting and great fellowship.
Talked with Larry Samsel and he is doing well and is getting better each day, said he has a good appetite. He said he hopes to come to lodge meeting before too long.
Brethren our biggest fund raiser of the year for the lodge in coming up on May 8. I know May is over two months away but if we start planning for the big event now we have a bigger chance of it being a big success. The lodge needs this fund raiser to be a success in order to support lodge expenditures and the projects that the lodge does during the year. Over the next two months there will be more details regarding the Bowling Marathon and how you can become involved.
Reminder that the lodge has MOCHIP (Missouri Child Identification Program) this Saturday February 27, at the Skaggs Outpatient Center starting at 8:00 a.m. and running until 3:00 p.m. Last year we processed over 470 children and look forward to doing even more this year. Your help would be greatly appreciated and you will have some great fellowship time with the other brothers.
If you have any questions regarding the lodge or MOCHIP event, please call or e-mail the Worshipful Master or myself.
Dallas Smith, Worshipful Master
Herb Terrill, Secretary