January 2017 Article

Welcome to the New Year 2017 from Cibolo Lodge # 147! We had our regular meeting on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Universal City.

One important item up for discussion and vote was whether or not we wanted to increase our membership dues from $0.35 per month to $1.00 per month for adult members and $0.35 per month to $0.50 per month for junior members. After much discussion the vote was 11 for raising the dues and 4 against raising our dues, motion passed. If any member wishes to voice concern or has questions please call President John Gray at 210-273-4369. We will continue with this process and send our request to the Grand Lodge Home Office.

I wish everyone could have been with us for our delicious dinner of HUGE tamales that were sooo good. In addition some of the sides we enjoyed were two different chili’s, cornbreads, rice, creamed corn, and cucumber salad. For dessert we had apple-cranberry dessert that was voted as the best dessert created by Nell Shepherd, pound cake with strawberries, coconut cream pie, cookies, rice krispy snickers to name a few and yes everyone tried everything and we enjoyed every bite!

20170105_213455Happy Birthday wishes for January go to our beautiful ladies, Joy Brown and Mary Ann Gray. We also celebrated Brenley and Jonathan Bierstedt’s December birthdays. Jonny and Joy Brown are our Anniversary couple celebrating 15 years.

Our adult attendance winners were Zane Gray 20170105_213600and Mary Ann Gray and the junior winner was Brenley Bierstedt. Melton Dornbusch’s name was drawn for the Special Drawing but was not present so the cash prize increases for the next meeting.

We will be sending John Gray and Sherry Rakowitz to the Annual Convention in San Marcos, May 1-3, 2017, Dorothy 20170105_213728Schneider is the substitute.

All our officers are looking forward to the District Installation of Officers hosted by Laubach Lodge to be held at the Seguin Lodge on Saturday, January 14, 2017 and we thank both Lodges for their hospitality!

Tracy Campos
Recording Secretary