Well it’s that time again to usher out summer and return to lodge to finish the year. I truly hope all of you had a safe and wonderful summer vacation and made many great memories with family and friends. The lodge had a pretty exciting summer this year.
Our first Lodge event this summer was the picnic at Kinder Farm Park. The weather was absolutely perfect, as was the food. I was assured by all in attendance that it was an extremely enjoyable event. The close proximity of the awesome playground made it a blast for the children. I was hoping to see more of the brethren there but I understand that the summer is a busy time for family. Perhaps we can discuss dates prior to the end of the year to assure a day that is convenient for more of you.
The second event was our annual Ironbirds baseball night. I am sorry to report that the only Millington members in attendance were I and Brother Grebe. Brethren, I cannot express my disappointment in seeing none of the brethren there to share in fellowship. This is a tradition that has been in place as long as I can remember and I would hate to see it end, but in the interest of the Lodge we cannot spend the money for tickets if no one is attending. Perhaps next year will be better; I welcome your suggestions and feedback.
Last but not least I am proud to announce that our first ever Night Out to benefit “The Children’s Home of Catonsville” was an enormous success. Thanks to all who participated we were able to raise $3,000 for the children. I would like to extend a special thank you to Brothers Gurney, Binaut, Bolton, Parker and Hebbeler for all their assistance throughout the evening. In addition a very special thank you to my wife Regina who planned and prepared the meal and to Rose Vaughan who was a great help. This night above all else made me extremely proud of Millington volunteers to form an event committee for next year. I personally tackled all the planning and setup of the events this year and I can tell you for certain it is not a one man job. I would welcome ideas and assistance for next year so if you are interested please let me know.
Due to a scheduling conflict our lodge open house will now be on Sunday, September 27th. I apologize for the short notice, but I would like to see as many of you there as can make it. Even if not for the entire day as least for part of it. Thanks!
I look forward to seeing you all in Lodge.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Anthony M. Gonnella, W.M.
Quote of the month:
“Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must.”
Brother Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington