Our Lodge had carpeting older than some of its newest members, therefore Summit #213 graciously donated a portion of the necessary funds to remove the old flooring and install brand new high traffic commercial carpeting. Our Temple Board raised the balance to also have the room painted with an off-white color throughout most of the space, and gave the support pillars a sky blue highlight. All of the ceiling tiles are in great shape, the antiquated behemoth that masqueraded as a speaker in the NE corner is gone, and all the lights in the ceiling are illuminating at the same output. For anyone who has yet to visit the lodge after the most recent renovations, you will be pleasantly surprised.
In addition to the lodge room's updates, we also had the parking lot pavement sealed to prevent any premature re-paving. Beyond the fresh seal coat, our parking lot also received a new light post and high intensity LED lamp. The old light post wasn't shored properly or the ground simply moved it enough thereby necessitating its timely replacement to prevent any catastrophic incidents. Again, if you haven't seen what a great job our diligent temple board members accomplished, we encourage you to stop by on a meeting night, say hi, and have a look around!
Garfield for a day!
A big thanks to everyone who came out to support our three charities: the engineering scholarship fund, Special Olympics, and the Ohio Masonic Home. We managed to raise a significant amount to donate to each and we could not have done it without your help.
The evening's dinner was enjoyed by all as evidenced by the general lack of conversation during the main course, scratch made lasagna and fresh baked garlic bread. Without a great turnout from our brethren to assist in setting up, serving and cleaning up, the night would not have gone nearly as smoothly as it did. Thanks to all the brethren who helped, your aid and assistance is greatly appreciated. We all pitched in, and had a lot of fun doing great work.
Take a gander at the slideshow below and keep an eye on our current events page listings for more chances to come and enjoy a great meal, fellowship, and strengthen the fraternal bonds that have become strong and beautiful pillars in all our lives.