High Twelve Club by Bob Rodd, Past State President, firstname.lastname@example.org
ow – March 2012 is here so look out for those March winds as time just goes fleeting by. Only two months left and then our Cortez Chapter #538 will once again go black till November. Let me tell you of some of the special things we are doing in March in addition to our regular weekly luncheons. On March 5, we will be holding our monthly auction at the end of our luncheon. Then on March 7 about 20 of us will be travelling to Myakka City to enjoy a guided tour of the Dakin Dairy Farms, including seeing how milk is processed and bottled, finding out how butter is made, touring the animal barn, feeding a baby calf, enjoying a hayride, watching a pig race, and yes getting a chance to taste some of their delicious milk, etc. Afterward we will finish by having lunch together at the farm. Then on March 10, many of us will be enjoying an exciting evening by attending Sahib’s great Banjo Band Concert as a group. Finally, on March 16 (Friday) we will have our annual picnic out on Bradenton Beach. David Gardner, our auctioneer, John Sutterley, our current club president, as well as all the rest of us would love to see you among our participants. The funds received from the auctions are used to subsidize our summer picnic out on the island. Come to a meeting so you can be eligible to be included. Last year we had 35 people enjoying all that goes with a
picnic and expect around the same number again this year. It is nice to get to try all the fabulous dishes brought by our members and guests. In last month’s issue of The Reporter, do you remember me talking about the Florida State High Twelve Day which took place in Leesburg last month? For those of you that were not with us, just want to let you know you missed a great day getting to visit with others on the ride up and back as well as delicious food, great entertainment, special happenings and watching as some prestigious awards were given out by Merv Harris (past Florida Hi-12 State president, past Hi-12 International president and a current trustee of the Wolcott Foundation) which included some of our own Cortez members. A Wolcott Century Certificate was given to Lewis (past Cortez club president) and Marilyn Peter, and a Certificate of Membership in the Wolcott Club to Bob Rodd (past Cortez club president and past Florida State president) for their “enthusiastic support of an Investment in the Future of Our Country”. Look for the next issue of The Reporter for additional information about the Wolcott Foundation and what it is about. We are averaging around 30 or more people at our luncheons and think you would find it worthwhile to come and check us out. Remember, to all of our activities your lady as well as ladies of deceased . . .continued on page 43
16th Annual Sahib Rusty Mason Night another great success!
The Sahib Rusty Mason Night on January 31 had over 120 Masons in attendance (32 not affiliated with a local Blue Lodge and 29 who are not Shriners,) here’s the great team that presented the program: (front l-r) Roy Wenninger, PM; Ken Latham Jr. PM; Derl Smith, PM; RH Ron Baber, District Instructor; RW John Horne Jr, District Deputy Grand Master; WM Mike Grimes; WM James Gillett; Paul Alvarez; (back row l-r) Justin Stack; Mike Cripps, PM; John Wermann, PDDGM; Earl Dennis, PM; Fred Ellis, PM; Rocky Kearney, PM; Gene Black, PM; Allen Sorbie, PM; Les Ruggerio; Joe Goggin, PM; Martin Horowitz, PM; Bob Pedersen, PM; Jerry Goacher, PDDGM (event producer); WM Scott Budwitz; Eric West, PDDGM; Barry Hart, PM and (not in picture) Frank Albinson, PDDGM, Degree Work Coordinator.
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