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The 2015 Line of Officers
Worshipful Master-David Gallagher, Senior Warden-Jeffery Yorty, Junior Warden-Jason Martin, Senior Deacon-Kenneth VanFleet, Junior Deacon-Todd Hoak, Senior Master of Ceremonies-Eric VanFleet, Junior Master of Ceremonies-Richard Richards (not shown), Pursuivant-Steve Ravengum, Tyler-Mike Bare, Chaplain-James Blanshine, Treasurer-Jack Harley, PM, Secretary-Randall Kegerise, PM
From the East
Greetings Brethren and guests to Ephrata Lodge No. 665's website. It has been a quite a year thus far as we approach the second half of the year. Our April spring picnic and "Play All Day" fund-raiser at the High Sports complex in Lititz was great. I would like to thank all the members of Ephrata Lodge who volunteered their time and for all the brethren that attended. Special thanks go out to Brother Jack Harley for planning and managing that effort. Over $1,200 was donated to the PTSD efforts at the Veterans Hospital. For our June meeting and one of the best rewards to being Worshipful Master was handing out our annual Scholarship awards to worthy students from our community. This year we awarded $6,000 ~ $1,000 each to six inspiring young men and women.
We have plenty more events on the radar for the remainder of the year. Our next stated meeting on September 8th will be quite rewarding as we will be honoring our First Responders. September we will also be participating in the Ephrata parade and I am looking forward to seeing how our float turns out. We also have our Lodge in the Woods event in September which is always a great night of fellowship under the stars. October we have our annual banquet and there will be a One-Day Class for new members to receive their degrees. I and many others are also looking forward to our ladies night usually held in December. Yet another positive note, we will be busy with degrees resuming in September as we have had a steady flow of petitions and brethren coming in this year. Come on out on one of our degree nights. We have an excellent ritual team and performs fantastic work. We also have 2 ChIP events coming up. The first will be during the Ephrata Parade and our Open House event on 9/26, and the other will be at the Holy Trinity Church in Ephrata on 10/17. There is so much going on for the remainder of the year so come on out to support the lodge and the community. Check out the calendar for dates and times.
From the West
Brethren, we have 9 blood drives this year at multiple locations. If you are able to donate blood, please select one of the valid dates below so that I may contact you for a time to register. Regarding the "Change For the Troops" program, we have over $700,000 in donations simply from your pocket change. Please continue to be generous with your spare change that goes to this great cause. The basket to make any donations will always be on the table right outside the lodge room as you enter.
We have also had a wonderful start this year with getting new brethren into the lodge. That means we are busy with our "work". I invite all our members and any Master Masons to come out and see the excellent degree work we enjoy so much delivering. If you haven't seen a degree in a while, I highly encourage you to come out to support the lodge and the new brother in the lodge. The ritual work our great fraternity performs has such wonderful meanings behind it and if taken to heart will truly change how you live your lives. So come out and enjoy the brotherhood. See you at the next event.
Blood Drives for 2015
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