May 2014 Article

Cibolo Lodge held its May meeting on Thursday, the 1st. Happy May Day! Members enjoyed lasagna prior to the meeting. A big thank you to members who took the time to bake the lasagna for the meeting! It was a special treat!

Congratulations to Kathryn Schmoekel who is celebrating her 60 year pin in May. Brother Frank Brucks celebrates his 50-year pin, this month, too.

A moment of silence was observed for the passing of Brother Jerome Zigmond. Brother Zigmond passed at the age of 58 on April 22nd. As keeping with lodge recommendations, $10 will be deposited in the Scholarship Fund in his memory.

Members were pleased with they vinyl banner the Grand Lodge is offering for purchase. There were a few questions, before an order is placed. This will be a nice addition to our community events.

Final preparations were made for the Flag Day Ceremony on Saturday, June 14 at 10 a.m. Thanks to Cory Rakowitz for organizing this event with the City of Cibolo. This is a moving ceremony, conducted each year, in the memory of Brother Pat Osburn. Please plan to join us for refreshments immediately following the ceremony.

Members brought items for donation to the Veterans at Fort Sam. Brother Sigfried Swenson volunteered to deliver the items on the lodge’s behalf. A special thanks to those who contributed and to Brother Swenson for delivering a small token of our thanks for their service.

Gail Gray’s green beans and Sherry Rakowitz’s chocolate pie were the “favorite side” winners. Attendance prize winners were Dorothy Schneider, Nell Shepherd and Sarah Shepherd. The special prize winner was Melton Dornbush who was not present to claim his prize. The pot, at the June meeting, will be $43. Remember, you must be present to claim this prize.

The next meeting will be Thursday, June 5th at Christ the King Lutheran Church at 7:00 p.m. Please plan to join us for dinner, prior to the meeting.

Joy Brown
Recording Secretary