June Minutes

Approved 6-29-20

June 15, 2020

Mt. Zion Lodge #74 met in regular session at 7:05 p.m. with NG Don Free presiding


Roll Call: taken with absentees noted…
Bros Blankenship and Seyler

 

Reading of the Records: from June 1 were approved as presented

 

Sick and Distressed: Sick benefits for June are Andrew Strausbaugh – 2 weeks @ $100.00 and Carl Gladfelter – 2 weeks @ $50.00

 

Visiting Committee Report:

 

Communications: Read and referred to the Financial Committee; we received our semi-annual report from Justin which was mostly positive. According to Justin, we are the third largest Lodge in PA with Johnstown #1 around 130 and Philadelphia #2 around 90. The only negative item was conflicting dates when members joined. The date a member is initiated is the date they actually take the degree, not the date they are proposed or pay the initiatory fee. Several of these dates were in conflict. Other communications is recorded under new business.

 

Bills: in the amount of $4255.03 for May and for June (as of 6-15) $12,406.58 were approved on motions by Charles Males and Bob Finke, respectively.

 

Application for Membership:

 

Interviewing Committee Report:

 

Balloting:

 

Degree work:

 

Finance Committee:

 

Building Committee: Some of the siding still needs to have more work done on it; landscaping was completed; will need to do some cleaning before August 1; discussed the entrance floor on how to update it - Jim Keller will check on pricing; talked about receiving sealed bids for the box that was in the entranceway- will do this when more members are present;

 

Social Committee: Strawberry Fest, June 18- Charlie will call those we have not heard from- Plan to invite some of the AFL (Accountability for Life) kids to the Pig Roast on August 1.

 

Unfinished Business: The Clothing Box is to be cleaned and our sign will be attached.

 

New Business: -A request from Dover High School Veterans Memorial asking the Lodge to make a donation to the newly proposed Veterans Memorial Project which will be constructed at the new High School: -Requests from Justin Bailey, Grand Secretary- asking for assistance at Osage Lodge #712 with getting a new roof and from Tamaqua Odd Fellows Cemetery with assistance in getting a truck: These two items were put on hold until a full meeting with the Financial Committee can take place. -Plan to start up a phone chain so we can keep in touch with members who are not able to attend meetings (a member passed away in March, but we were not aware until May); -Car Show at Sunset Lane (July 4), Gold Star Mother’s Show from 10- 3, Nancy Wagner volunteered to man the IOOF table. Anyone interested in helping out, please let Nancy know; -A motion by Bob Finke and Charles Males, respectively to assist Nancy in purchasing a new printer was approved with the stipulation not to exceed $300.00.

 

Receipts in the amount of $6893.48 were reported for May with a net total for the month of $2638.45; for the month of June $ 0.00

 

Drawing: was won by Don Free who was wearing a pin, $4 to be credited to dues.

 

Good of the Order: Will order takeout food for the July 6 meeting

 

Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm with 8 members and 0 guests.

 

James Keller ended our meeting by playing a medley on the harmonica.

 

Respectfully submitted, Nancy J. Foust Wagner

Nancy J. Foust Wagner Secretary

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Approved 6-29-20

June 15, 2020

Mt. Zion Lodge #74 met in regular session at 7:05 p.m. with NG Don Free presiding


Roll Call: taken with absentees noted…
Bros Blankenship and Seyler

 

Reading of the Records: from June 1 were approved as presented

 

Sick and Distressed: Sick benefits for June are Andrew Strausbaugh – 2 weeks @ $100.00 and Carl Gladfelter – 2 weeks @ $50.00

 

Visiting Committee Report:

 

Communications: Read and referred to the Financial Committee; we received our semi-annual report from Justin which was mostly positive. According to Justin, we are the third largest Lodge in PA with Johnstown #1 around 130 and Philadelphia #2 around 90. The only negative item was conflicting dates when members joined. The date a member is initiated is the date they actually take the degree, not the date they are proposed or pay the initiatory fee. Several of these dates were in conflict. Other communications is recorded under new business.

 

Bills: in the amount of $4255.03 for May and for June (as of 6-15) $12,406.58 were approved on motions by Charles Males and Bob Finke, respectively.

 

Application for Membership:

 

Interviewing Committee Report:

 

Balloting:

 

Degree work:

 

Finance Committee:

 

Building Committee: Some of the siding still needs to have more work done on it; landscaping was completed; will need to do some cleaning before August 1; discussed the entrance floor on how to update it - Jim Keller will check on pricing; talked about receiving sealed bids for the box that was in the entranceway- will do this when more members are present;

 

Social Committee: Strawberry Fest, June 18- Charlie will call those we have not heard from- Plan to invite some of the AFL (Accountability for Life) kids to the Pig Roast on August 1.

 

Unfinished Business: The Clothing Box is to be cleaned and our sign will be attached.

 

New Business: -A request from Dover High School Veterans Memorial asking the Lodge to make a donation to the newly proposed Veterans Memorial Project which will be constructed at the new High School: -Requests from Justin Bailey, Grand Secretary- asking for assistance at Osage Lodge #712 with getting a new roof and from Tamaqua Odd Fellows Cemetery with assistance in getting a truck: These two items were put on hold until a full meeting with the Financial Committee can take place. -Plan to start up a phone chain so we can keep in touch with members who are not able to attend meetings (a member passed away in March, but we were not aware until May); -Car Show at Sunset Lane (July 4), Gold Star Mother’s Show from 10- 3, Nancy Wagner volunteered to man the IOOF table. Anyone interested in helping out, please let Nancy know; -A motion by Bob Finke and Charles Males, respectively to assist Nancy in purchasing a new printer was approved with the stipulation not to exceed $300.00.

 

Receipts in the amount of $6893.48 were reported for May with a net total for the month of $2638.45; for the month of June $ 0.00

 

Drawing: was won by Don Free who was wearing a pin, $4 to be credited to dues.

 

Good of the Order: Will order takeout food for the July 6 meeting

 

Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm with 8 members and 0 guests.

 

James Keller ended our meeting by playing a medley on the harmonica.

 

Respectfully submitted, Nancy J. Foust Wagner

Nancy J. Foust Wagner Secretary

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