It’s March and spring is almost here! What a mild winter we have had compared to our friends in the east. My goodness, what they have had to endure.
Looking back on February we held nominations and elections. Congratulations to all the new officers and trustee who have been elected. A new year is upon us with new expectations and hopefully some new events.
The Crab Feed was a huge success thank you to all the hard work of Pat Dollar, Rick Hull, Travis Lambert, Brent Smith, Scott Gropp and everyone else who pitched in to help. I also want to recognize Jennifer Lambert, Dayna Hull and Terri Dollar, Heidi Gropp and Juliann Smith for all their hard work in cleaning, setting up, decorating, preparing food, etc. This is a huge event and it takes a lot of hard work and dedicated members to put it on. I know there were other volunteers who were there helping and thank you to all of you. The food was outstanding and everyone who attended had a great time. Our very own mayor, Bill Lambert stuck through the whole evening as dealer for the 21 table – way to go Mayor Lambert!!
As March rolls in, we have our continuing Impact Grant program going on every Thursday night for the UI, WSU Wounded Warriors program. They are learning some very new and exciting fly tying patterns and have received expert help in the field. Again, we have instructors volunteering their time every week to help these students gain some insight to a fun and rewarding sport that they may not have ever had without this program. It is very inspiring to see these students come every week and go home with a “special” fly that they have created.
March also brings the regular Lodge meetings – Golf on the 4th, Lodge on the 11th and 25th. Our annual Installation Dinner will be held on March 27 starting at 6:00 pm with the social hour, 7:00 pm dinner and the Installation ceremonies following. Please join us to meet and greet our new officers as they take on the new challenges of the year. Sean Dorigo is our newly elected Exalted Ruler and we welcome Sean with open arms. Sean and I have worked very closely this year and it is my pleasure to hand over the reins to him.
Thank you to all of you out there who have supported me this past year as I could have not done it without all of you. It has been a privilege and honor to be your Moscow Lodge Exalted Ruler. My special thanks go to Steve Meier and of course my husband Curtis. Without their knowledge and support, the year would have been indeed a challenge. Thank you to my officers and trustees. We have had some major challenges this year and we have all stuck together and worked hard to do the best we could with what we were given to work with – not saying that we have done a perfect job but all faced the challenges as they came our way.
Thank you to all the volunteers who help put on events as it takes a lot of hard work by everyone. Without the support and dedication from you all, there would not be a Moscow Lodge and for that I am very grateful.
I also want to say thank you to all the staff who is there working hard to keep the Lodge going. Wayne, Mary, Matt, Jon, Chase and Hailey are the ones that keep the Lodge functioning and running smoothly. Please take the time to say “thank you” for their services and dedication.
Be safe, healthy and please, if you know of someone who you think would be an asset to our Lodge, invite them to come out for a visit. You never know until you make the “ASK.”