Another month wraps up, many things have been accomplished this past month and many more are in the works.
We lost a couple of good friends, no family members this month and they will be greatly missed. Miles was a great help round the lodge actually doing many things in the background that no one knew he did. Kat was a wonderful talent that has been missed since shortly after her illness began. My heart is heavy in remembrance of them. As we move forward into the next months we can draw on the memory of these two Moose members who were always ready to help whenever and wherever they could.
As I travel around the state for meetings and classes I visit different lodges, while there are many nice and beautiful lodges in the state I believe we have one of the best right here. We get many compliments from travelers too. You all have had a hand in that and I appreciate all that you do to make this lodge a great place to be.
When I was Governor the first time we were second in the state for giving, we were about $1400 behind East Portland Lodge. The next year we were still number two by about $800. After much rallying the next year we closed to less than $400, but still in second place. You will be happy to know that this past year with $5595.13 we are number one in the state for giving to Moose Charities. Around $1600 over East Portland Lodge (the new #2), a big thanks and congratulations to you all!
This month on the 22nd there is a class at East Portland Lodge with Kurt Weibe on how to attract new and younger members. If anyone would like to go come see me and I'll get you signed up. You must sign up by October 14th.