Over the 4th of July weekend, we took a trip to St. Louis for the International Convention. It rained every day but a good time was had by all. We received the Premier Lodge Award for the third year in a row. Thanks to all who helped make this possible. While there, Richard Jones was sworn in as Florida Deputy Supreme Governor. CONGRATULATIONS Richard.
One of the main topics was membership and retention. While we don't seem to have a problem signing new members, we do have a problem retaining a lot of them. We have come back with ideas and suggestions on how to combat this. In the next few weeks, we will be coming out with some promotions to help solve this. Activities are a major point of retention. Anyone with an idea for a function, please let the Board know.
On a sad note, in the last month we have lost 5 of our fellow members. On behalf of the lodge, our deepest sympathy to the families.
Let us go forth with good thoughts, good words and good deeds for all mankind.