This past weekend we went back down to Pyeongtaek and raised Bro Neil to the sublime degree of a Master Mason.
Afterwards, we celebrated with a St John’s Day Feast.
We did it in Table Lodge style, where we had to ask permission to speak, use code words for certain things, and ask for dispensation to make new rules. The wardens were the enforcers. If we broke a rule we had to pay a fine, and we also paid for dispensation. All the money went to the orphanage in Vietnam. It was great fun.
RWM Pete and Wardens Bro Dennis and Bro Derek had a fun time imposing fines and granting dispensations.
We finally had the drawing for the summer raffle as well. We managed to raise over $5000 for the orphanage in Vietnam. Congrats to Bro Andre on winning the grand prize of $1000.
Surprisingly, I was lucky enough to get a door prize. A 50,000 won gift certificate good at Hal’s Burn Cigar Bar. I’m thinking of donating it to the charity event I’m organizing for the 3rd quarter.
Once again, another successful event because of the great harmony exisiting between Lodge Han Yang and Harry S. Truman Lodge. Well done, brethren.