October 2015 Article

Cibolo Lodge #147 held its spooktacular regular Halloween meeting on October 1st with costume contest winners and by welcoming in transfer member Hannah Heidbreder (from lodge 37) as well as 16 new Jr. members Madalyn Ella Grace Saulsbury, Lillian Claire Marie Saulsbury, Tatum Preslie Williams, Hope A Phillips, Hayden L Phillips, Mckenzee Kryslyn Kline, Kaydance Jameson, Aubree Jordyn Sullivan, Alexa Jade Lankford, Lyla Elizabeth Picek, Ryleigh Peyton Schenk, Lilly Eden Mellard, Madeline Rae Urbina, Brylee Mia Adriano, Allison Grace Huebener, Jamie Rae Cromer.

A pizza and wing dinner was enjoyed by all present along with salads, veggies and desserts. Needless to say there was not much left over. Sherry Rackowitz’s pasta salad and strawberry pie were top winners and oh so delicious.

As of August 31, we have 45 new members completing the Grand Lodge goal of 38 and as such received a letter of congratulations from Tim Kolbe, Grand Vice President – Marketing. Thank you Tim! We appreciate your recognition.

Happy Anniversary wishes go to Jonathan and Dawn Beirstedt for six wonderful years.

Melissa Reichanau’s name was drawn for the October special drawing pot but was not present so the pot increases to $31 for November.

Our junior costume winners were Maezey and Brenley Beirstedt and adult costume winners were Dawn Beirstedt and Dorothy Schnieder. The adult attendance prizes went to Cory Rakowitz and Gail Gray.

The Christmas party will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the Schertz Community Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway, tickets will be available at the next meeting. The Christmas party is always a wonderful event and is a wonderful way to introduce family, friends and neighbors that may be interested in joining so please invite them along, everyone is welcome.

Brett Gray recounted his Herman Sons Youth Camp experiences and made us all wish we could go too. He went during the week of July 4th this year and they had a carnival, fireworks and a dance that was a lot of fun. He received first place in golf and tennis and he can’t wait to go back again next year.

The next meeting is scheduled for November 5th at Christ the King Lutheran Church Parish Hall. Ham dinner will be served at 7 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Tracy Campos
Recording Secretary