Another Lodge Year

Blazing Star Lodge #694 F&AM

Wor’s & Brethren

I hope you and your families enjoyed the nice summer we have had. It won’t belong before we will be getting the coats and shovels out. As summer comes to a close, a new lodge year is about to begin. I am very excited about the ensuing year and hope to see many of you at lodge.

Our first communication is Tuesday, September 10th. Dress will be casual. We will have our Welcome Back Cookout. Hotdogs, beans, potato salad, and corn on the cob will be on the menu. Dinner is at 6:30. Dessert will follow the meeting.

The prgram for the evening will be the Trestle Board, and catch up from last year. Also will discuss
the two committee’s that we required to have. The Finance Committee, and Investigation Committee.


Wor John Markuse

Thank you from Wor John Markuse

Wor John Markuse
Wor John Markuse


I would like to thank those who were able to attend Old Timers Night and for making my first meeting as Worshipful Master a very enjoyable one.  We had all officer’s and Trustee’s in attendance except for just three.  We also had nine Past Masters from Blazing Star in attendance; Wor’s Vernon Frost (1976), Denis Funseth (1977), Dick Mann (1979), George Sleeper (1980), Russ Knox (1984), Bob Kimpton (1995), Dave Cammarano (2007-2009), Russ Barber (2010), and Dave Breth (2011-2013).  Big thanks also to Bro John Evans for once again turning his barn into a lodge room for the evening.  I believe the overall attendance was close to 60.  There were plenty of laughs and fellowship throughout the evening.

 While the lodge is dark during the summer months, we still have many things going on. The Fellowcraft Club still meets the 3rd Saturday of each month.  There are a couple of fundraisers that the Fellowcraft Club participates in. The Reunion Day weekend in late July, and the Car Show in late August.  Emails with more details will be coming as the dates get closer.  The East Aurora Little League baseball season is going on.  Blazing Star has sponsored a team in this league for the last several years.  If anyone is interested in attending any of the games, let me know and I will try to get a schedule posted.  I hope that I will see many of you over the summer.

In closing, I would like to wish you and your families a very safe and fun summer.

Take care
Wor John Markuse