November 2017 Article

Cibolo Lodge #147 held its regular meeting on November 2nd at the Christ the King Lutheran Church in Universal City.

Jim Wolverton, Guadalupe County Commissioner, was our guestspeaker.
Did you know that Texas had 23 original municipalities, and in 1850 they changed them to counties? There are now 264 counties in Texas, and in 1846 Guadalupe County was born from Bexar County. To be a new county, there is a minimum requirement of 714 square miles and the parent county has to stay at 900 square miles. Commissioner Wolverton updated us on many aspects of the expected growth of Guadalupe County, answered many questions presented to him, and discussed new pavement techniques. This was an AWESOME presentation! Mr. Wolverton is a very engaging speaker who is passionate about Guadalupe County. Thank you Mr. Wolverton!

Make a difference day was a huge success! Members Gail Gray and Casey Shepherd put together 92 goodie bags for the residents of Autumn Winds Living and Rehabilitation Center and New Haven Assisted Living Center. We met at Autumn Winds on Friday, October 27 at 10 am. We were able to go door to door to hand out to the residents the goodies and they were very receptive and enjoyed the contents of the bags. They were very happy to see our two junior members that accompanied us and our junior members enjoyed petting the cats. We then took the remaining bags to New Haven Assisted Living center where Ms. Doris King accepted the goodies and handed them out for us.

October 28 we went on the painted churches tour in Schulenburg. We visited all four churches and it was an amazing tour. I encourage anyone interested in seeing beautiful churches to go on one of these tours. They are absolutely beautiful and worth the trip. Special thanks to Buddy Preuss for joining us.

A delicious ham dinner was enjoyed at this month’s meeting by all present, along with delicious side dishes of corn, hash browns, deviled eggs, cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole and macaroni and cheese which was voted the best side dish. Thank you Casey Shepherd, it was delicious. Desserts included pineapple upside down cake, apple pie, snicker doodle cookies, Andes mint chocolate chip cookies and cranberry coconut pecan cookie bars which won as the best dessert. Thank you Javion Campos for your delicious cookie bars, which were also named as the best homemade cookie!

Attendance prizes went to Casey Shepherd and Nell Shepherd, the Junior attendance winner was Michael Campos. Holly Nicole Nefford was drawn for the special prize, however was not present so the amount will be $34 during the next meeting.

Happy Birthday wishes went to Alvin Schulz, Katherine Campos and Fay Fey for their November birthdays.

The following were reelected: John Gray – President, Sherry Rakowitz – Vice President, Jonny Brown – Chairman Trustee and Fay Fey – Chairman Finance Committee. Dawn Bierstedt was reappointed to the Youth Committee. New appointees are Katherine Campos – Communication Coordinator (taking over Cheer Committee) and Casey Shepherd – Community Coordinator.

The December meeting/Christmas party will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Bexar Social Hall, 15681 Bexar Bowling, Marion, TX 78124, tickets will be available until December 1. The cost of meals is $8 for members, $11 for guests. Our meal will be bacon wrapped chicken, green beans, potatoes and salad. We ask that everyone bring their favorite dessert to share. Please contact Joy Brown at (210) 289-6622, Sherry Rakowitz at (210) 913-2402, Tracy Campos at (210) 860-6675, or any dance officer for tickets. We will have our 50/50 cash prize drawing, gift drawings, door prize giveaways and presents or gift cards for the children. Please join us on Saturday for some really delicious food and friendship! We also will be collecting non-perishable items for RACAP (Randolph Area Christian Assistance Program) so please bring what you can.

Tracy Campos
Recording Secretary