AASR Mahoning Mason

          THE DECEMBER STATED MEETING will take place on Thursday, December 3rd.  There will probably not be a program for this meeting.  If, as happened in November, Trumbull County is again in a RED zone for COVID, there WILL be a meeting, but for officers only with no dinner before the meeting.  If you are not an officer, please stay home.  If we are in any lower color, we will have our meeting as usual with dinner at 6:30 pm followed by the meeting at 7:30 pm. 

CONGRATULATIONS to the new Worshipful Masters being installed this month.  The Scottish Rite will attempt to present leather planning guides to the Sr. Wardens and a very nice 2020 Master Tac and calendar to the Worshipful Masters.  Be sure to attend your Lodge’s Installation to show your support for your new Worshipful Master and his core of officers as well as to stand up and be counted as a Scottish Rite Mason during the presentation.  If your installation is cancelled due to COVID restrictions, please advise the Scottish Rite office and we will get those out at a later stated meeting.

CONGRATULATIONS TO our newest Meritorious Service Awardee Michael J. Waldern on receiving his Cap and Jewel at our annual Meritorious Service Award Reception last month. 

DUES STATEMENTS FOR 2021 have been mailed.  Remember that paper dues cards are no longer included with your dues statement.  All members were mailed a permanent plastic dues card from Supreme Council 4 years ago.  Dues are due by December 31, 2020.  Your prompt payment is appreciated. 

2021 SPRING REUNION:  It’s not too soon to start working on petitions for our Spring Reunion.  Again this year a benefactor has made funds available so that any current or retired Police, Fire, or EMTs and any Active Military or Veteran can join the Valley for $50.00.  This reunion is named for Ill. Brothers Douglas F. and Gregory B. Anstrom and will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 and Saturday, April 24, 2021.  There will more on this in January’s newsletter.

BRETHREN:  Please note that the Valley has instituted a calling program.  Each month our officers will be calling our members who have a birthday that month just to check up on you, make sure you are receiving mail from the Valley and to see how you are.  So don’t be surprised when that call comes, we just want to know how you are doing.