Happy Valentines Day from Cibolo Lodge # 147.
We are so excited and pleased to announce our lineup of guest speakers for our next two meetings. March 2 will be Joy Brown on tax returns, and April 6 will be Hans Boas from the University of Texas at Austin and he will be speaking on the importance of recording native German speakers to ensure the language is not lost. He will also be collecting names to interview later in the year so everyone is welcome to come and hear our speakers.
We hold our meetings the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1129 Pat Booker Rd., Universal City, TX 78148 so come and join us! Our next meeting will be in celebration of the “Wearing O’ the Green” in honor of St. Patrick’s Day so bring your favorite green food to go with our main dish in March of build your own sub sandwiches and April is homemade sausage! Mark your calendars and come join us in fellowship and fun.
Our request to increase our dues was approved by the Grand Lodge. Adult dues will be $ 1 per month and junior members will be $0.50 per month.
In other news we voted to accept our 2017 calendar of events which includes the food for each month and increase our bingo prize. We will be looking at planning a few trips this year so we will keep you posted as the arrangements are finalized.
Mary Ann Gray’s mac and cheese was elected as the best side dish that accompanied our fried chicken. Tracy Campos’ strawberry cheesecake was voted the best dessert. In attendance we had 20 adult members, six junior members and one guest. Dena Warneke and Sherry Rakowitz won the adult attendance cash awards and Barrett Kuhlman won the junior cash award. Special drawing winner was William G. Courtney whom was not present. Next month the drawing will be $40.
Happy February birthday wishes to Jonny Brown!
Dorothy Schneider announced that Friedens Church near Geronimo holds a fish fry the third Friday of each month starting at 5 pm as well as dominoes and cards on the fourth Tuesday and all are welcome.
If you have a guest speaker you would like to hear or you are a speaker and would like to attend our meetings please come to our next meeting so we can welcome you and get it scheduled.