The February stated meeting was preceded by a great fried chicken dinner prepared by the ladies of Rohnerville-Redwood OES. It consisted of fried chicken vegetables and cherry pie. There were twenty three members and visitors present.
After dinner the brethren retired to the Lodge room and the Stated meeting was called to order with the officers in their new stations. Also, the flag of our country was escorted into the Lodge Room and placed in it’s proper place in the East.
The first part of our year is always a busy time with the offices becoming settled into their new stations and with practices scheduled every Wednesday evening. The Worshipful Master has changed the schedule of practices somewhat and has designated the third Wednesday as a “Fun Night”. It will be a chance for the officers to relax, play cards, discuss any difficulties with ritual and to get to know each other better. All brethren are invited to attend and enjoy some wholesome fun. The time is 7:00 PM and will last until they wish to leave.
Shown above are the Officers of Eel River Empire Lodge No. 147 for the ensuing Masonic year. Shown L to R front row: Secretary Richard H. Sweet PM, Treasurer Philip Grunert PM, Worshipful Master Harry M. Pond PM, Senior Warden Douglas Tupen, Junior Steward Charles Bennett PM, Chaplain Jay Grunert PM. Back row, L to R, Junior Deacon James Holdner, Senior Deacon Matt Ziesak, Junior Warden Lee Hopkins and Officers Coach Ted Lichti. Not shown, Senior Steward Mark Mathis, Tiler Luis Ferrer and Marshall Thomas Atwood.
All of you who wish to hunt clay birds and wily pheasants take note and mark these dates on your calendar. March 18th, 19th and 20th will be the Annual Masonic Pheasant Hunt. As last year the season will be opened on Clay Birds at 3:00 PM on Friday afternoon. Twenty rooms have been reserved at the Golden Pheasant Inn (530-934-4603). They will be held until March 11th. The cost of the rooms will be $60.00 per night, double occupancy including a dog. Dinner Saturday night will be at the Mexican Resteraunt the same as last year. For further information, contact: Jim Holdner, Cell 707-601-1619, Home 707-445-4142.
Fraternally, Richard H. Sweet, Secretary