I hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season with friends and family. We have a lot of degree work coming up this year and we'd love to see you at Lodge. We've seen a few new faces at meetings and degree work this past year and it always feels good to welcome a brother for the first time or welcome one back that hasn't attended in quite some time. Please, I ask you to come to at least one meeting this year if you're able to. If you'd like to attend and need transportation we can arrange that. If you your aren't able to make it to a meeting, we'd love to see you attend a fundraiser. I will continue sending a group email reminder for events and degree work. If you are not receiving the messages and would like to, send me and email at email@example.com and I'll make sure to add you to the list. Also you can access our website at www.royalcenter585.org.
If you haven't already done so, please pay dues ASAP. If you are unable to pay, please call me at (574)709-0066 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we're happy to work with you. Remember 50 year and life members do not owe dues, but donations are always appreciated. Thanks to your donations we were able to support summer reading programs, school meal programs, school contests, youth baseball teams, donate to community food pantries, buy Christmas gifts for children less fortunate and donate to the community.
Scholarship awards are oopen to qualifying Master Masons or children,stepchildren and orphans of Master Masons in good standing in an Indians Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons. Applicants must b e accepted into an accredited Indiana university or college. Scholarship applications are now submitted online at https//www.indianafreemasons.com/scholarship and are available through the end of March. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and Ill help guide you through the process. I hope to see you at Lodge functions this year. As always, if there's anything I can do to help get you there please let me know.
Matt Kitchell, Secretary