Col. Clay Masonic Lodge

Hello Brothers,

Hello my brothers,

We got through February with very little snow and the temperature has been like a rollercoaster ride. I hope you all have not gotten too sick be­ cause of the temperature changes.

At our February stated meeting we were hon­ ored by the official visit of our DDGM Kevin Schneider and the Lodge brothers gave him Public Grand Honors. He informed us about the upcom­ ing events in all of the District 18 Lodges. He said that the District 18 Traveling Gavel is at Elvin E. Helms Lodge #926. Their next stated meeting will be on March 14. I would like to get my officers together so we can go and get the traveling gravel for our lodge.

Masonic services were held for Bro. Aldin Eu­ gene "Butch" Casson. He was a 41 year member of Colonel Clay Lodge #159. He served as our printer for many years and his service and dedica­ tion to our lodge and the Fraternity was deeply ap­ preciated and will be sorely missed.

Bro. Michael Miller has returned to lodge and has stepped up and was elected to the chair of Jr. Steward. I know that he will do a  fine  job in his new position.

We had our Fellowship Dinner at El Rio Grande. It was a good turn out but I would still like to see more brothers show up. This is a great way to have fellowship among brothers and friends.

The District 18 Outdoor Committee  meeting will be March 22 at 7:30 p.m. Please come out to discuss ideas for the Outdoor Degree.

Daylight Savings Time begins on March 12, so don't forget to set you clocks ahead so you won't be late for any of our meetings.

To brothers who are Irishmen, St. Patrick's Day is March 17 so don't forget to wear your green.

The first day of spring is March 20. This  will  be a great time to do some spring cleaning and get outside and do some work in the yard.

The brothers that I don't see in lodge, I wish you would visit us sometime because you pay your dues and have worked hard to become a Mason. This is your Lodge; you are our brothers. I under­ stand if you are house bound, but there is no ex­cuse for not attending some lodge activities. If you need transportation, have any suggestions, or would just like to talk, by all means just call.


Fraternally,

William S. Nalls, Jr., Master