Archive for General Membership Meetings

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – August 13, 2019

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1900 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Smith, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Vice President Tosdevine, Secretary Tiller, Conductor Franchesce, Outer Guard Gage and Trustee III Young were absent and excused.
The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion and is posted on line.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Birthday draw was held and $25.00 was paid out to the winner..
50/50 drawing was held with $40.00 being paid.
The steaks were excellent. The grill is up and running. We should have the gas line installed by the next meeting..
President Couey closed the meeting at 1925 hours.
Hope to see you at the September 10th meeting. Be safe my Brothers and Sisters.

Fraternally,

John Couey

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – July 8, 2019

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1905 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Smith, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Vice President Tosdevine, Secretary Tiller, Outer Guard Gage and Trustee III Young were absent and excused.
The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion and was on line.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Birthday draw was held with no winners.
50/50 drawing was held with $40.00 being paid.
The dinner was excellent. Thanks to everyone involved. We are entertaining the thought of when you sign in at the meeting, you let us know “How you want your steak cooked”. We are not chef’s but will try our best to come close and not run out of various cooked steaks. Please keep in mind, everyone that is out here on the meeting night are volunteering their time, nobody is getting paid. We can always raise the dues and hire a professional chef to prepare the steaks on meeting night, but I think that would be silly.
Recently, you may have received a letter from an insurance company offering additional insurance for free and endorsed by the F.O.P District 3 Director. The fine print states something to the effect that by sending in the return card, you are requesting an employee of the insurance company meet with you so you can sign your “beneficiary card”. If you are contacted, you are not required to meet with the employee to sign anything, unless you want additional insurance and wish to meet with them. I have contacted the District 3 Director reference this matter.
We have made some improvements to the grounds and driveway. Makes it a lot easier to park in the back now.
President Couey closed the meeting at 1935 hours.

Fraternally,
John Couey

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – June 11, 2019

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1900 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Paige, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Secretary Tiller, Chaplain Smith , Outer Guard Gage,Trustee II Bennett and Trustee III Young were absent and excused.
The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion and is posted on line.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Birthday draw was held with Brother Francesce winning $25.00. Brother Francesce donated the $25.00 back to the lodge.
50/50 drawing was held with $43.00 being paid.
The steaks were excellent. The grill would not work, so we ended up cooking the steaks inside in a skillet. Nice change, but a lot of work.
President Couey closed the meeting at 1930 hours.
Hope to see you at the July 9th meeting. Be safe my Brothers and Sisters.

Fraternally,

John Couey

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – May 14, 2019

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1905 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Paige, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Vice President Tosdevine, Secretary Tiller, Chaplain Smith and Trustee III Young were absent and excused.
The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion and was on line.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Birthday draw was held with Brother Paige winning $25.00
50/50 drawing was held with $53.00 being paid.
The steaks were excellent. Great job to the cooks. Sister Bryant brought in some killer deviled eggs. Thanks everyone.
President Couey closed the meeting at 1930 hours.
Hope to see you at the June 11th meeting.

Fraternally,

John Couey

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – April 9, 2019

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1900 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Smith, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Secretary Tiller, Conductor Francesce, Outer Guard Gage and Trustee III Young were absent and excused.
The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion and was on line.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Birthday draw was held with no winner.
50/50 drawing was held with $37.00 being paid.
The steaks were excellent. Great job to the cooks.
President Couey closed the meeting at 1930 hours.
Hope to see you at the May 14th meeting.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – March 12, 2019

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1905 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Smith, the lodge was open for transaction ofegular business.
Roll call of Officers: Outer Guard Francesce was absent and excused.
The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion and was on line.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Birthday draw was held with no winners.
50/50 drawing was held with $40.00 being paid.
The steaks were excellent. Great job to the cooks.
President Couey closed the meeting at 1935 hours.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – February 12, 2019

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1900 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Smith, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Vice President Tosdevine, 2nd Vice President Clamon, Secretary Tiller, Conductor Francesce, Trustee II Bennett and Trustee III were absent and excused.
The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion and was on line.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Brother “Bucky” Buckingham and “Pops” Baker passed away. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Birthday draw was held with Sister Miller being the lucky one.
50/50 drawing was held with $35.00 being paid.
The steaks were excellent. Great job to the cooks.
President Couey closed the meeting at 1930 hours.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – January 8, 2019

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1900 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Smith, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Vice President Tosdevine was absent and excused.
District 3 Director Tom Porter was present and conducted the Installation of the current Board.
The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion and was on line.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
Birthday draw was held with no winner.
50/50 drawing was held with $50.00 being paid. Part of the money was donated back to the lodge.
The steaks were excellent. Great job to the cooks.
President Couey closed the meeting at 1940 hours.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – December 13, 2018

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1900 hours
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Paige, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Vice President Tosdevine, Secretary Tiller, Chaplain Smith, Trustee I Santos, Trustee II Bennett and Outer Guard Gage were absent and excused.
The Secretary report was waived from last meeting by motion and was on line.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Brother Miller, Sister Miller, Sister Bryant and Brother Smith. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.
President Couey opened the floor for any member present wishing to run for a board position. A motion was made by Treasurer Bordonaro for the current board remain for the 2019/2020 term as is. The motion was accepted and passed. The current Executive Board will be sworn in at the January 2019 meeting.
Birthday draw was held with no winner.
50/50 drawing was held with $20.00 being paid. The monies were donated back to the lodge.
The Christmas door prizes were given out. There was some nice items again this year. Brother Seibel won the 40” television.
We are back to steaks for dinner.. I hope to see you January 8th at the meeting.
President Couey closed the meeting at 1940 hours.
I wish everyone a safe Holiday and Happy New Year!!!!!!!

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – November 13, 2018

President Couey called the meeting to order at 1900 hours
After prayer and Pledge of Allegiance from Inner Guard Paige, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: 2VP Clamon, Secretary Tiller, Chaplain Smith, Conductor Francesce, Trustee I Santos and Trustee II Bennett were absent and excused.
The Secretary’s report was waived from last meeting by motion. The report is on line.
The Treasurer’s report was given and accepted as read..
The Chaplain’s report was given. The list of Brothers and Sisters we are losing seems to get longer and longer. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers through the Holidays and every day.
Birthday draw was held with no winners.
50/50 drawing was held with $34.00 being paid.
Door prizes were given out.
Chef Bill did an excellent job with the Turkey, Ham, salad, potatoes, beans, dressing…just a great meal
The next stated meeting will be December 11th and dinner will be prepared by Chef Bill….Hope to see you then.
The meeting was closed at 1930 hours.