Naval 87 - January Trestleboard - Issue 1 - Volume 17 - 2010
appy holiday greetings to all and A Very HappyNew Year! The holidays witnessed a ﬂurry of so-cial activity at Naval Lodgeʼs Springbrook MasonicTemple.
provided theLodge with its second annual Thanksgiving dinner. Itwas another success. The lodge cooked 5 turkeys, 1ham, real mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes,green bean casserole, regular and sausage stufﬁng, as-sorted cranberry sauces and many kinds of pies. Othersbrought delicious side dishes and pastries.We served 51 people. There were leftoversfor all. Bro.
said theblessing.The following people assisted Suzieand Bill in the kitchen and with clean up:Bro.
and their friend
, and Mr.
.Thanks to all for their support, it would nothave been possible with out them.As a side note of our success, one of our broth-ers was gladly given two dinners to go. He took them tohis wife in the alzheimer care facility so that he couldcelebrate thanksgiving dinner with her. This is NavalLodge at its best.
Installation of Ofﬁcers
The installation of ofﬁcers on December 5 waswell attended with over 150 brethren and guests. Again,I want to thank Worshipful
for setting upthe Lodge and taking care of many details not the leastof which was asking Bro.
to serve as myInstalling Musician. Bro.
played the piano beauti-fully. Thank you again to
for the invita-tions, programs, corsages and boutonnières. A specialthank you to
who delivered the ﬂag pre-sentation on behalf of the youth groups.Many thanks to my terriﬁc installing team—Worshipful
. I was very proud tosee Naval Lodge past masters installing the new line of ofﬁcers. On a personal note, I was particularly touchedby my Fatherʼs presentation of a Masonic ring that wasgiven to my Grandfather,
Lee S. Langford
, in 1937when he was Master of his Lodge.The reception was a sparkling and magical af-fair with over 200 lit candles, wine goblets, white lin-ens and fresh ﬂowers. The hors d oeuvreswere delicious and the wine selectionsʼ im-peccable. Thank you to
for creating the menu, selecting the wineand leading the kitchen crew. Thank you to
for donating the wine andbeverages. Bro.
helped to prepare theslide presentation. The kitchen staff includ-ed
assisted with the bev-erage service. The clean up crew includedBros.
, our new Junior Warden, took it upon himself to make sure all the dishes got washed at 2:00 AM in themorning before he left! Finally, a heart felt thank youto
for her work from the ﬁrst planningto the receptions end.
gave the evening a socialgrace and elegance that only a womanʼs touch couldhave provided.I deeply appreciate all of the hard work thatwent into the installation and reception. It is an eveningI will hold in my heart forever.
The Christmas Party was another success witha ﬁlled Banquet Hall full of parents, grandparents and
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