Friday, September 25, 2009

Golden Fleece Lodge, Litchfield

I had the pleasure of visiting a stated communication at Golden Fleece Lodge in Litchfield last night. This is a lodge that had been inactive for years, but is now really cooking! They have shown a net increase in membership in 2007 and 2008, and expect to do the same this year! Great work!

At the communication, a report was made on the success of Golden Fleece's participation in the Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. Not only did the lodge have a relay team (Silver level), but they ran a food stand for the event. Between the two, they raised and donated over $2500!

This is personal for the brothers of Golden Fleece: Of the dozen brothers present last night, five are cancer survivors.

After the meeting, we enjoyed a supper of turkey burgers, prepared by David "Tiny" Kayser (that's a photo of him with me) and Mrs. Bob Holly's famous baked bean recipe, along with all the fixin's.

Thank you, brothers of Golden Fleece Lodge!