Dear Nobles & Ladies,
We had a great turnout for our September meeting. Lt. Darren McMasters, from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was not only informative but entertaining. We want to thank him for taking his time to bring us up to speed on the scams out there that target people in our group and the everyday situations that can put us in danger. Thank you Lt. McMasters and go Air Force!
I think we all had a great time in Burns and thanks to Bill and Sonja Quier for again hosting the BBQ. It was outstanding and the food was great. We had a smaller turnout this year, due to several conflicts this year, including the funeral of IS Bill Doherty. We wish to extend our sincere condolences to Bill’s family, friends and Masonic Family. He is already missed! I want to thank all those who were able to make it and all the drivers. (it may not have been the best part, but the fact that we didn’t have to follow the horses was a pretty good one).
I want to close this month with something that my closest friend (and despite the fact that every male on my father’s side was a Mason) is the reason I am a Mason, sent me (and yes he is a real cowboy and a life member of the Professional Bull Riders Association). I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.
October is the last lady’s drawing of the year and Sandy is doing her best and asking ideas to make it a really good one.
Best wishes and God Bless,
The Cowboy Code
The cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man or take unfair advantage. He must never go back on his word, or trust. He must always tell the truth. He must be gentle with children, the elderly and animals. He must not advocate or possess radically or religious intolerant ideas. He must help people in distress. He must be a good worker. He must keep himself clean in thought, speech, action and personal habits.The Cowboy is a Patriot! I am sure many of you know where this comes from, if you do, good for you. Brother Gene Autry, confided in him. — 33rd Degree Mason
60th Annual Food Caravan
October is time for the 60th Annual Food Caravan and all of you have by now received your appeals letter to help with purchasing the food. Anything you can contribute would be greatly appreciated. The food is provided by Erickson’s Thriftway in Prineville, who gives us a great deal.The Food Caravan will meet at the Bend Masonic Lodge at 9am and then caravan over to Mill City. There we will stop for lunch at the Mt Edge Café. The Al Kader Motor Escort will meet us there and escort us into Wilsonville. Remember to bring your COSC magnetic signs for your car COSC will host a social hour, prior to the Al Kader Social hour at 5pm, with dinner following. Remember to make your reservations at the La Qunita in Wilsonville, and with the Temple for dinner.
The following Addendum to the By-Laws is being presented by Noble Bob Helton at the October meeting: If an expenditure of money is proposed on the Club floor and it is not a budgeted item that has been approved, it will be referred to the COSC (budget) Finance Committee for review and consideration, and it will be acted upon at the next meeting of the Club.