From the East!…
November is a special month for two particular reasons. Firstly, we will hold our annual nominations and elections for Lodge officers, giving the membership its first opportunity to get a clear picture of who will comprise our officer line in 2016.
Secondly, since we recently convened the Annual Communication at Grand Lodge, we will have a chance to share and discuss the results of the many of the resolutions put forth this year as well as other experiences from the weekend. As a reminder, the following month will have another set of nominations and elections, this time for the two expiring Board Director terms for our Hall Association.
Lastly, the membership should begin receiving their annual dues notices for 2016 shortly, so please make sure to keep an eye out for the mail and notify the Secretary
if you don’t get one. If you haven’t yet paid your 2015 (or older) dues, I urge you to contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements.
From the West!…
Grab your favorite cornucopia and hide your turkey, because November! This is the perfect season to look back at all that has happened this past year, as things prepare to wind down, and be thankful for all that has transpired and all of the wonderful people in our lives. I know that I am truly grateful to be a part of our Hollywood Lodge #355 family this year.
Barry Balonick delivered an excellent proficiency on the 15th of October, and was subsequently passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on October 22nd. My next, and final, planning meeting will be on No-vember 14 from 12 PM to 3 PM, in the Lodge Social Hall.
From the South!….
October brought us the Annual Communication at Grand Lodge. It was my first time there and I found it to be very interesting. You can find the results of all voting on this page, https://www.freemason.org/memberCenter/secured/forms.htm, under “166th Annual Communication. The Grand Marshal, our very own Worshipful Chris Holmes, was able to get Haig, Josh and my-self some time up on the stage as a placeholder in his seat. I found it exciting to watch the pro-ceedings from that viewpoint.
This month’s stated dinner will be held on Thursday November 5th
November 7th is this year’s Magic Castle trip. You can find all the information as well as a link to purchase tickets on our website, https://hollywoodlodge.org/event/magic-castle-night/. I have heard nothing but good things about this event. Come on out and join our brothers for a fun and magical night.
Everyone enjoy your November and have a safe Thanksgiving.