November 2010 Article

Cibolo Lodge again met at Gg’s Corner Restaurant in Marion for their November monthly meeting. Please note that the January regular meeting on will also be held at Gg’s Corner Restaurant in Marion on Thursday, January 6, 2011. We are hoping that by the regular meeting in February, 2011, we can find a permanent “home” for our meetings.  In the mean time, we are most appreciative to Gg’s for allowing us to meet and enjoy some of their wonderful food!!

This meeting was spent finalizing plans for the Christmas Party on December 5th.  The party will be held at Schertz Community Center, Bldg 3, with the dance classes performing at 3 p.m., followed by dinner and awards presentation.  Tickets are $6 for members and $8 for guests and can be purchased by contacting Joy B at ██████████████████.  There has been a very nice response to our raffle tickets sales.  The drawing will take place at the Christmas Party.  Tickets are available from any lodge member and are $1 each of 6 for $5.

Members and guests are reminded that the Christmas Party is our annual food-drive collection to benefit Randolph Area Christian Assistance Program, the local food bank.  With the downturn in the economy, there is a lot of pressure on these organizations and we are proud to take the opportunity to help!

Thanks to Judy S who raised additional funds totaling $306.26 for our “Matching Funds” project to benefit Schertz Humane Society.  In conjunction with Affordable Pet Vaccinations, a mobile vaccination organization, Judy solicited donations during clinics at Silver’s Feed Store in Cibolo and Pet Barn in Schertz.  Schertz Animal Hospital also allowed her to place a collection bucket at their clinic.  Our thanks to these fine organizations and their support of our fund drive.

Officers for the New Year will be John G, President, Sherry R, Vice-President and Joy B, Secretary-Treasurer.  Anthony S, Sr will retain his position as Trustee and Dena W will fill a new term on the Finance Committee.  Congratulations and many thanks to those willing to serve our lodge.

Dorothy S, cheer committee, reported that a birthday card was sent to Evelyn S who is celebrating her 91st birthday.  Condolences were extended to the family of Oswald F who passed on October 31, 2010.  Brother Fey had been a member of Cibolo Lodge since October 5, 1960.   Dorothy also reported that she will be sending letters inviting all 50 year pin recipients to the Christmas Party and an opportunity for a public presentation of their pins.

Attendance prize winners were Catherin C, Emilie S and Arnold K.  The special prize drawing winner was Nathan G. L who was not present to claim his prize.  The pot will total $34 at the January meeting.  “Side dish” winners were Dena W’s Corn Casserole and Tanya B’s Brownies.

Just to recap, the January regular meeting will be held at Gg’s in Marion on January 6th and the Christmas Party is scheduled for December 5th at Schertz Community Center.  Members and guests are reminded to bring their canned goods to the Christmas Party along with a dessert to share.

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving from Cibolo Lodge

-Joy B

Recording Secretary