Nobles,

It is March already! The First Lady and I have had a great February. Gateway, YOMO, Air Patrol and Arab Patrol had their Presentation together. What a great time that was! Some of the Units should think about that for next year. Being able to combine some of the Presentations with more people makes for an even greater and more entertaining evening. The Super Bowl Party was a great membership event. Even though one of two evils had to win, the commercials were fun to watch. We had prospects there so hopefully they will be joining us at the next ceremonial in May. We had our last bus trip to Little Dixie Shrine in Mexico, MO. Their Installation also included Capital Shrine, (Jefferson City, MO), and Tiger Shrine, (Columbia, MO). We were able to see the improvements Little Dixie has made to their Club. It included a Silent Messenger carved out of a big piece of oak. It was a fabulous piece and understand, it was carved with a chainsaw. What talent, and it looked great!

We have the Potentate’s Ball behind us as well. It was Saturday, February 23rd. A great time was had by all, ARRR! It was a fun event and First Lady Diane and I would like to thank each and every person who helped pull it all together and make it the success that it was.

Now, Moolah is in full Circus mode. It all kicks off on Saturday, March 9th with our Circus Parade followed by the Circus Kickoff festivities. The Parade will be in Downtown St. Charles. The Circus Kick Off will follow the Parade back at Moolah. Bring your family and friends for a fun day of games, face painting, food, clowns and more! There is still time to sell Circus tickets. The ads for the Circus book are in but you can still sell ads for the big screen, banners and ribbon board. Remember that this event is Moolah’s largest fund raiser and we can use any and all the help you can provide and is very much appreciated.

We are taking petitions for new members. The first Ceremonial is May 4th. Don’t wait until the last minute to get them in. After they get through Blue Lodge get them read and voted on at the Stated Meeting. They can still be involved, they just can’t attend a Stated Meeting.

Summer is around the corner! I am sure everyone is looking for some warmer weather and some sunshine after the long dreary winter. I have been receiving permits for numerous activities from the Units and Clubs. Be sure to get your permits in to the office. Also, if we know about the events, it’s an opportunity for more people to attend. Speaking of summer, our trip this year is to Maui, Hawaii on June 5th–13th and there is still room if you are interested. We are so looking forward to this trip!

The First Lady and I have had a great start and look forward to seeing and being with all of you at the coming events.

Fraternally,

Ill. Sir Don Taylor