First and foremost, I would like to thank all the brothers who have assisted me, as well as all the brethren for their patience as I transition to the secretary role. It has been a steep learning curve and there is still a lot to learn. So far, we have been able to accomplish some key items. We have implemented e-transfer to simplify the ability for members to pay their dues. Our lodge database is being transferred to a software program designed specifically for Masonic Lodge Management, and we are in the process of transitioning our email address to an account that is more easily transferable as the Lodge Officers change. The email address will be FMMLodge195@gmail.com.The old email address will have an auto-reply for the foreseeable future which will indicate the new email address. An update of our website has been completed. Please have a look and provide feedback. I have also sent a request to Grand Lodge to review the website to ensure it is in compliance with their requirements. The site is located at: http://www.lodge195.ca
Finally, a reminder that many of you have not yet paid your 2017 dues, and a few are still not up to date from 2016. Please bring a cheque/cash to the next Lodge meeting, or interac e-transfer the funds to the lodge e-mail address.
Bro. Oliver Buchmann