Meeting Minutes

                                                                                             Meeting Minutes For May, June and July

May 20, 2019


Mt. Zion Lodge #74 met in regular session at 7:20 p.m. with NG Richard Dibble presiding


Roll Call was taken with absentees noted


Reading of the Records of the last session approved as read. Thank you James Keller for taking last


Sick and Distressed: No benefits at this time 


Bills – in the amount of $2629.46 were moved to accept by Don Free - 2nd Dave Minot. Approved


Financial secretary’s report for May 6 meeting is $6127.74 total April expenses. Approved

Communications: Consolidation of Bowmansdale and Lodge #1179 and York Springs Lodge #211 has been changed to Monday, June 3 at the Bowmansdale Lodge; Lady Rebekah Colfax Lodge #182 invited us to consider and evening at the Reading Fightin Phils for an Odd Fellows Night; Deadline for reservations ($10) is June 7. GM Wooden’s June schedule is now available.

Application for Membership: Jerry Seyler presented Dave Zutell’s swearing in and initiatory degree.


Interviewing Committee Report:


Finance Committee: Edward Jones gave a presentation before the evening’s meeting with suggestions for some changes to some of our investments. A quick finance committee meeting will be held following the evenings regular meeting before the Encampment meeting.

Building Committee: Work week will be held June 4 to 7 in afternoons starting around 12:30 until?? Holes in the yard were filled. Please notify the building if other areas or problems need to be addressed

Social Committee: Saturday June 15- Strawberry Festival ; August 3 is Chicken BBQ all at 6 pm

Old Business:

Tree has been planted; Discussed plaque options for tree garden- One option is a 5 x 7 sign costing between $35-$40. A committee – Sam Thieret, Rick Dibble, Don Free and Charles Males will offer suggestions on how best to proceed on this project. Game night had low attendance

New Business: West York Baseball is working on the interior of their building- legion season is beginning. Jerry is accepting orders for apparel. All our regalia, banners, etc needs to be inventoried, recorded and preserved.

Before our regular meeting a guest from Heritage Senior Center gave a presentation and requested a donation toward the construction of their new building in the Dover, Weigelstown, Shiloh area.

Receipts: None May 6 meeting- $5994.88 total April’s income

Good of the Order: Game night reminder will be sent to Ken to post on our web page; will also forward the minutes to him to be put under the Members Only Section that requires a password

Dinner for June is Lasagna and salad from Olive Garden

Drawing was won by Dave Zutell who was wearing a pin; $4.00 is credited toward his dues

Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m. with 13 members present

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Foust Wagner

Secretary

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June 3rd,2019

Lodge opened in due form by NG Rick Dibble.Roll was called and absentees noted NG Dibble Fin Sec Seylor Treasurer Keller, VG Free, Chaplin Dick Marks in attendance. Opening ode sung pledge to the flag. None sick or in distress.

Bills in the amount of $1986.31. Properly moved and seconded the bills be paid. Motion carried. No communication.

Application from Dennis Hare received interview to be conducted after the meeting.

Bldg committee to have work during the week. Don Free gave the bldg committee report.

Next Saturday Strawberry festival June 15. Minutes of last meeting May 20, read approved.

Unfinished business, signs are waiting  for permission from city to post.

Memorial plaque was discussed by NG Dibble. Pricing is yet to be determined. NG spoke regarding our attitudes and outlook toward our lodge. Dick Blankenship won the drawing.


No good of the order. No further business appearing, Oded was sung.


 Respectfully Submittal
James Keller

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Approved 7-1-1​9

June 17,2019

Mt. Zion Lodge #74 met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. with NG Richard Dibble presiding


Roll Call was taken with absentees noted


Reading of the Records of the last session approved as read. Thank you to James Keller for recording the minutes on June 3


Sick and Distressed: No benefits at this time


Bills – in the amount of $1414.90 were approved; motion by Andy Strausbaugh- 2nd Richard Marks


Financial Secretary’s Report for month of May – Income - $6111.70; Expenses - $2945.36


Communications: Received a letter from a Tri-Town Competitive Cheerleader asking for a donation – will send a letter to her stating that we no longer support individuals. Reminder of the IOOF book that will be available for purchase – the information is on the bulletin board in the dining area.


Application for Membership: None


Interviewing Committee Report:


Finance Committee: No report


Building Committee: No report


Social Committee: Charles Males- Saturday June 15- Strawberry Festival had a nice turn out. Around 40 people enjoyed strawberries, shortcake, and ice cream; Date was changed to August10 for the Chicken BBQ at 6 pm


Old Business: None


New Business: None


Receipts: in the amount of $122.66 reported


Good of the Order: None


Drawing was won by Andy Strausbaugh who was wearing a pin; $4.00 is credited toward his dues


Meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m. with 13 members present

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Foust Wagner

Secretary

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Approved 7-15-19


July 1, 2019


Mt. Zion Lodge #74 met in regular session at 7:10 p.m. with PNG Charles Males presiding


Roll Call was taken with absentees noted… Dibble & Seyler


Reading of the Records of the last session approved as read


Sick and Distressed: No benefits at this time


Bills – No financial reports at this meeting

 

Communications: Secretary shared an email from Harry Howe on the status of the York Springs Lodge which is undergoing major repairs. Mt. Zion had given financial assistance to help them with their remodeling


Application for Membership: Jason Myers


Interviewing Committee Report: met with Jason, recommended he is fit for membership. A ballot vote was taken which was unaminous - Jason Myers was duly elected as a member

Finance Committee: No report


Building Committee: No report


Social Committee: Charles Males- reminded everyone of the upcoming chicken BBQ and Corn Roast on August 10 at 6 pm. Committee is working on future activities. Details to follow

Old Business: Jim Keller had attended the Unified Session and reported it was a very harmonious gathering. The new Grand Master David O. Whitlinger is from the Pittsburgh area. His pin- a mighty oak tree stressing deep roots was given to all members present at this evenings meeting. The 2020 Rose Parade theme is The Power of Hope. The Odd Fellow/ Rebekahs will have a float titled First Responders Bring Hope. Lodges were asked to consider making a donation to help defray costs.

New Business: None

 

Receipts: none

 

Good of the Order: We batted around some ideas and some suggestions how we can get involved with preserving our environment. One suggestion was the use and waste of plastics, in particular, water bottles which we utilize here. Talked about bringing back the water fountain and what it would entail. Ed Moreau has offered a water dispenser that he has had in his woodworking shop and no longer utilizes. It is about 3 years old and offers ice water or room temp water. He was asked to bring it in and we will decide how to proceed from there.

Discussion was held on trying to make our lodge more cohesive. Different ideas were brought up, with no definitive answers- we were asked to think about some ideas and bring them to a meeting.

 

Drawing was won by Richard Marks who was wearing a pin; $4.00 is credited toward his dues

 

Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m. with 14 members present, including our new member Jason Myers

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Foust Wagner

Nancy J. Foust Wagner

Secretary

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Approved 7-29-19​

July 15, 2019


Mt. Zion Lodge #74 met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. with NG Richard Dibble presiding


Roll Call was taken with absentees noted… none


Reading of the Records of the last session approved after a correction on the Chicken BBQ date- should read August the 10, not the 1st.


Sick and Distressed: Robert Raffensberger- 1 week $50.00


Bills – in the amount of $4530.95 were approved with a motion by Jim Keller; 2nd Charles Males


Communications: Thank you from Heritage Senior Center for donation; a farewell from Sherman Wooden; a list of the 2019-2020 standing committees of the PA Lodges and our new Grand Master Whitlinger’s July schedule. See the secretary for any information on these communications.

Application for Membership: None


Interviewing Committee Report: N/A


Finance Committee: No financial reports at this meeting

Building Committee: July 21 work- Clean tables and chairs; new taps on chairs

Jerry will bring in a hose so the tree can be watered on a regular basis

 A proposal was made to have a 4 x 6 sign placed outside with a nice plaque inside for memorials. The plaque would be retroactive from 2018. This action was approved on a motion by Andy Strausbaugh; 2nd by Charles Fleegle.

 

Social Committee: Committee is currently working on future activities.


Old Business: None


New Business: NG Dibble stated that new members must view the Video of the Degrees before attending any meetings as stated on page 38 in the Charge Book.

Good of the Order: Discussion was held at our last meeting to come up with some ideas to help our membership be more cohesive. Don Free suggested that we consider involving ourselves in the Great Bed Race, put on by the Bell Socialization. He will provide more details. There is a $250.00 registration fee.

Receipts: None

Drawing was won by Andy Strausbaugh who was wearing a pin; $4.00 is credited toward his dues

Meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m. with 13 members present.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Foust Wagner

Nancy J. Foust Wagner

Secretary

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Approved 8-5-19​

July 29, 2019


Mt. Zion Lodge #74 met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. with NG Richard Dibble presiding


Roll Call was taken with absentees noted… none


Reading of the Records of the last session approved as read


Sick and Distressed: None Reported that Catherine Brenneman passed away 7-28-2019


Bills – in the amount of $0.00


Communications: Read- requests from QFK, New Freedom and Yorktowne Sr Ctr


Application for Membership: Wayne Stambaugh


Interviewing Committee Report: N/A


Finance Committee: No financial reports at this meeting


Building Committee: July 22- All the siding was washed; Problems– both outside spigots leak – both were repacked; a drain line was installed from the drip line of the air conditioner to the sump pump. Because of water laying on the floor over the years the chicken wire holding the insulation is rusted. This will need to be corrected.


-Several members worked on the upstairs sorting and documenting all items. Charles Males will check on getting storage containers that will protect the clothing. cleaned spouting; found a 170 year old IOOF sign, flag holders and flags designating different degrees


-August 8 will be a work day with cleaning and replacing the rubber leg caps and setting up for the Chicken BBQ. Another work day will be scheduled in the near future. Al Foster will check all of our safety equipment to ensure all is in operating order.


-Cost of a new water cooler is @$124 to $174 and a filtration system is about $93. To install a new water fountain cost would be in the $1600 range.


-The Bed Race is at Penn Park on August 4. Don plans to attend to get particulars for next year if we decide to proceed.

-Women’s Club would like to borrow a chair with arms so a member can attend their meetings.

 

Social Committee: August 10- Chicken BBQ at 6 pm

September 21- Rainbow Dinner Theater- Cost is $20. 00 each

October- (Date TBA) Wyndham Gardens

Notify Charles Males if you plan to attend any events and how many in your group

Old Business: None


New Business: NG Dibble spoke on having our lodge doing more benevolent works since this has been the foundation of the Odd Fellows from its beginning. He talked about the possibility of having an end of ball season family picnic along with a possible fund raiser next year with the West York Athletic group. Dave said he will check with the others to see about the possibility of doing something like this.

Good of the Order: Jerry Seyler motioned and Clark Ruppert seconded to give a $5.00 credit toward dues to all members who helped with the clean up and do not serve on the building committee. Carried

Receipts: None

Drawing was won by Jerry Seyler who was wearing a pin; $4.00 is credited toward his dues

 

Meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m. with 14 members present.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Nancy J. Foust Wagner

Nancy J. Foust Wagner

Secretary

 

 Meeting Minutes for November and December -  CLICK HERE

 

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