Erie County Fair Masonic ID Program (CHIP)

Brethren :

Please see the note below from Ken regarding helping out at the Erie County Fair supporting the Masonic ID program.

I am asking for your support on Tuesday, August 12th for Blazing Star Lodge. There are two shifts, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, and 2:30 pm until closing. If you can only make a partial shift, that’s okay too.  All help is appreciated Spouses and girlfriends are also welcome to participate. Please let me know as soon as possible if you can support your lodge for this important Masonic program. You will be provided free entry into the fair. If you have any questions, just give me a call.CHIP

Thank you
Wor John


Good morning,
We are now 19 days away from the opening of this year Erie County Fair. To date I have received word from some of our Lodges. Some have locked in dates that they will cover during the Fair: Living Stone will help cover the 10th and the 17th, Charles W. Cusman Lodge will assist with the 10th, Washington Lodge has picked the 9th, and West Seneca Lodge has the 13th. Let me know if your Lodge has a date in mind (weekdays are greatly appreciated).
Thank you for your response to date.
There are still a lot of days and time slots waiting to be filled. Please continue canvas your Lodge and get as many volunteers as possible so that we can maintain the success rate that we have experienced in the past.
You do not have to be computer savvy to work at the site. We need individuals to work the laminating machine, check people in, crowd control, greeters, and many other functions.
Remember we are trying to fill two basic time slots each day, one from about 10:00am through 3:00pm and the other from 2:30pm till close. The volunteers are welcome for any day and multiple days are encouraged. They don’t have to be with just their own Lodge. We like to increase the camaraderie among all Brothers whenever possible.
Spouses, significant others, and friends are welcome. We will work with you to cover admission and parking where possible. Get me lists of your volunteers their date(s), contact information as soon as you are able.


Fellowcraft Club Meeting

Alton's LogoBrethren:

The Fellowcraft Club will be meeting this Saturday at 9am. We changed the location for this meeting.  We will be meeting at Altons restaurant at Transit and Rt16. We have a few items to discuss plus the usual jokes, story telling, and whatever else may come up. The August 15th KYCH steak bake fundraiser, Lodge picnic, and Toyfest are the items for discussion.

Come out for breakfast and enjoy some fellowship with your Brethren.


Scholarship Essay Reading

Each year we invite the senior class students of Iroquois and East Aurora High Schools to write an essay describing their activities both as a student at their school and their involvement in the community in which they live.  Activities such as; Scouting, Key Club, Church activities, Boys and Girls Club, community sports programs and most importantly those things which involved family activities and responsibilities.  Through the year we hold fundraisers to raise enough money to supply each winner of the scholarship $500 toward their college expenses.  This year we had excellent participation from each school and hope the best for every student.

Brethren –

I apologize for the late notice, but I would like to schedule the scholarship application reading/evaluation for this Saturday, May 24th, at 9:00 am. We have 16 from East Aurora and 12 from Iroquois. We will wrap it up before noon almost as a certainty.

College-ScholarshipFor those who have not participated in this, we read through the essays, scoring them to the criteria of the scholarship. We determine the winner from each school right after the reading. It is always an enjoyable morning, with the usual fun and fellowship, but here we get to enjoy some of the fruit of the labor that produced the scholarship money to begin with.

I would appreciate it if you would let me know whether you can make it.

David, Secretary

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