SECRETARY'S DESK
As you can see I have added information to the web site that members should know or be able to reference.  Just
click on the block of information you want to access.  To go back to the Secretary's page just click on "BACK."

I would like to thank Noble Grand C. Ray White for coming up with this really neat software for web sites.  He has
his hand in many things and I see several improvements.  Special thanks to him for assuming the duties of Vice
Grand after Brother Wilfred Soutiea resigned due to time restraints.  He also takes care of the Safety Coffee Break
and without him there would not be one.

We are still working towards hosting a degree rally on September 16, 2017.  The members and Degree Captains have had practices in almost all the degrees.  It's been my experience that the day of the rally we are usually
short participating members.  This is not some ego trip or attempt for self satisfaction, its a challenge to the lodge
to show what we can and will do.  To show we are the best in the State of Missouri when it comes to degree work.
It will take all of us to make it happen and from what I've seen so far, it looks like we going to do it and do it well.

August 21 to 25, 2917 will the Sovereign Grand Lodge Session at the Hyatt by the Arch.  If you would like to
attend you must have a letter from the lodge stating that you are in good standing plus your dues card.  You
must also have a letter from the Grand Lodge showing that Lodge No. 5 is in good standing also as having paid
Per Capita Dues.  There is also an $80.00 registration fee so let me know if you want to attend and I will get
the paperwork going.

Brothers Giovanni Mangiore and Bruce Boeckmann have also been busy hosting dinners at the Ronald
McDonald house on Park Avenue.  This is for those families who have children who are sick or awaiting or
had surgery.  This is a very worth while task and gives the lodge good publicity at the same time.  If you would
like to attend one of these you must contact either brother mentioned above as participation is limited to
five members.
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"St. Louis Lodge No. 5"
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