Greetings, My Brothers!
Just a quick note: If you have not signed up for our Trestleboard electronically and have the ability to receive e-mail, PLEASE send your e-mail address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be saving the Lodge money in postage and will receive the newsletter quicker and more efficiently. Thanks to all who have already provided this information. Also, please look for the dues notices for 2015 which have been mailed out. You will notice that the dues are $6 higher than in previous years. At Grand Lodge Communication in May of this year, we voted to allow a $6 hike in Grand Lodge per capita. Florida is the 2nd lowest in per capita in our Great Nation and our Grand Lodge desperately needs these additional funds for a variety of valid reasons. The new dues amount which includes all per capita is $106 and if you wish to contribute to the Masonic Home Endowment fund, an additional $7.30 for a total of $113.30. Of course, the donation of $7.30 has always been and continues to be voluntary. Also, always remember that a donation to the Pearl of the West Building Fund goes a long, long way. We have a plethora of qualified Brothers who donate their time and materials to the upkeep of the building, but they can’t do it all! Simply send your donation to our PO Box and notate “Building Fund.” Next, if you have provided your e-mail address, you will note communication from POW146Trestleboard@gmail.com. Please DO NOT respond to this e-mail address. It will only be used for its Distribution List function.
Scott Mitchell, PM