I sat in Lodge at Cherokee#146 last night. According to the preliminary numbers reported by Sec. Burgess, it was a huge success. WM Ron Ledford thanked all the members, businesses, wives, and friends who contributed so much in helping put the dinner on. The Lodge also unamiously voted to give the Eastern Star Chapter a $1000 donation in appreciation for all their hard work and effort. Junior Deacon Shane Crawford nominated his dad...PM Steve Crawford to spearhead the effort for next year....since Steve was instrumental in the cooking of all the great food. WM Ledford also thanked Herb's Pit BBQ for their quick response in providing some back up BBQ when the supply on site ran low.
Cherokee Lodge also voted to send $500 to the GL of Tennessee earmarked to benefit the famalies of 5 Masons who lost their lives in the tornadoes there last month. 1 Petition for degrees was read and elected for degrees, and 1 petition for affiliation was also voted on and approved. WM Ledford also announced the degree for Bro Heath Shuler and plans were made to carpool to the conferral.