Greetings Sir Knights,
Happy New Year!  I Hope all of you weathered the New Year (and the old one too) ok.  Hopefully this year will be much better, I know it will be a busy one.  January will be a busy month for inspections, starting with St. John’s on the 15th and followed by Akron and Cuyahoga Falls on the 22nd and 29th respectively.  Our stated meeting will be on the 14th, we will be meeting on the 4th floor in the red room so the ladies can use the blue room for their Installation of Officers.  I know you join with me in offering Congratulations and our support to Lady Joann and her Officers.  Unfortunately, that means we will not be able to practice our full form opening that evening, but we may be able to practice certain key elements such as Rehearsal of Duties.  I am planning to attend St John’s stated meeting on the 10th for extra practice and to assist our fellow Sir Knights in their opening, so please attend if your schedule allows.  Speaking of practices, I announced at our last stated conclave that we would have at least two practices for the order of the temple on the 7th and the 28th  of January with either an extra practice or an actual order on a second candidate on the Friday night before our inspection.  Our Knight of Malta in waiting, has been called to duty in the Reserves and is unsure if he will be able to make our inspection.  Fortunately, We have another candidate that I am taking to Coeur de Lion #64 in Lyndhurst on Tuesday the 4th for both the Order of Red Cross and Malta.  The more the merrier if any of you are available to join me.

As always be safe, check in on those old friends and Kathy and I look forward to seeing you out and about.  God Bless you all
Rick Antill, EC