I attended the Table Lodge in honor of Robert Burns, poet and Freemason, last night at the Wayzata Country Club. It was a first rate affair all around.
MWB Neil Neddermeyer acted as Master of the table lodge, and WB Andrew Brennan and I were piped in by applause of the guests present. Good food, good fellowship, wonderful toasts. It was a great evening.
One of the highlights for me was the toast to the victims of the Haiti earthquake, and their rescuers. MWB Neil set out his top hat, and by evening's end, $285 had been collected to be matched by another $285 from the Grand Lodge of Minnesota for earthquake relief to Masons in Haiti.
(You can send your check, payable to "Minnesota Masonic Charities" to the Grand Secretary, with"Haiti" in the memo, to qualify for matching funds.)(I have received an e-mail from my accountant this evening that we may be able to claim contributions to Haiti relief made this month on our 2009 tax returns! Check with your tax advisor!)
Thanks, Brothers of Wayzata Lodge No. 205! You done good!