Wow here it is June already, how the time flies. I would like to start out by thanking a lot of our dedicated members as they seem to always step up to help when ever needed. They truly love their lodge. You can always see them doing different tasks around the lodge and we could not survive without them. Lady Di (Dianne Shannon), Eileen Acevedo, Larry and Kay Biggs seem to always step up with all their talent and energy to make events a success. Wayne from Maine helps out week after week doing his famous steak on the grill he is one of a kind. Sharon Sechler, Joyce Kane and Faye Willey are always ready, willing, and able to help out in the kitchen. We certainly cannot forget our silverware queen Theresa Acosta. Bob and Lois Heathman with the help of Lady Di, Maryann Rettenberger and Miriam Rover volunteered to run the bingo for the lodge. Richard and Theresa Grenier have stepped up to be the new editors for our Dispatch News Letter. Richard has done a number of things for this lodge. Each time you sit down at the bar you can see the result of his woodworking skills. He is a man of many talents.
Let’s not forget Evans and Janice Neal they are always there to help in any way they can. Month after month they pull the team together to get the Dispatch printed and mailed out to all of our members with the help of Carol Kermans and a number of others including Theresa Acosta, Shirley Haskell, Jackie, Sue Hopkins, Ann Marie, Mariam, Joyce Kane. There are so many that I am afraid that I might have forgotten someone, if I have it was totally unintentional. Please know that you are appreciated as well.
Evans Neal has also worked tirelessly at his position as Governor. He has done a great job and he is always doing whatever he can for the Moose and in the process inspires others to follow his example.
He and Janice Neal have given very generous donations to the lodge and are two of the most dedicated people I have ever known. They are fine examples of what the Moose is all about. If you see them around the lodge shake their hands or give them a big hug they sure deserve it.
Our lodge is fortunate to have the best volunteer barmaids that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. They are all beautiful, pleasant, friendly and markedly dedicated. They are the reason our lodge is signing up new members each and every day. If you have not been in for a while you don’t know what you are missing.
By the time you get this Newspaper you will have a new Board of Officers. Stop in and meet them. They are all hardworking, dedicated men that have the members best interest at heart. They work hard at making this the best and friendliest lodge in the state of Florida. But all of this only works if you participate in what is going on at our lodge. Come join in on the fun and fellowship. Read the pages of the Dispatch and make note of all the activities that are scheduled throughout the month.
There is something going on almost every day of every week. If you are not into the darts, bowling, shuffleboard, or bingo just come and spend some quiet time and conversation with some great folks over an ice cold brew. There is always a friendly face to be seen here at the lodge.
I am looking forward to seeing you soon.
Jim Kermans, Administrator