President John Couey called the meeting to order at 19:05 hours

After the prayer and pledge of allegiance from Brother Richard Smith, the lodge was open for the transaction of regular business.

Roll call of Officers: All board members were present with the exception of 2nd V.P Clamon, Treasurer Bordonaro, Inner Guard Tagliarini and Trustee II Bennett who were excused.

President Couey appointed Leon Paige to fill the remainder of the Inner Guard term.

The Secretary report was waived from the last meeting.

The Treasurer report was waived from the last meeting. The treasurer report is posted.

The Chaplin’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your prayers.

Past State President Preston was present and spoke to the membership. Brother Preston will attend the December meeting and swear in the 2017/2018 Executive Board.

FOPA will be purchasing door prizes for next meeting.

President Couey thanked “Chef Bill” for a great dinner of ham, turkey and all of the sides.

President Couey opened up nominations for the 2017/2018 Executive Board. All Board members drew no opposition from the members present; all current board members were nominated to current positions. Nominations for the Executive Board is closed. The current Executive Board will be sworn in on December 13, 2016 and will be in effect for the 2017/2018 term.

The meeting was closed at 19:35 hours after the closing prayer.

Hope to see you at the December meeting.

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