There have been many changes for us this year. Some happy and momentous, and others sad.
To start with the sad – we mourn the loss of our brothers who have gone before. We feel comforted in the fact that they will be lighting the way for the rest of us. One brother that instantly comes to mind is Brother Elmer “Blackie” Blackburn, P.M.. Blackie was an individual that we all should aspire to emulate. Not only was he Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 1957, he was a 75 year member of Oakland Lodge #140. He is the only person who could state that he attended meeting in all three of our lodge buildings. Brother Blackie – you are missed.
For the new news, we now celebrate the completion of our new lodge building. It has taken two years and countless man hours to complete, but we are now “up for business”. Special thanks to all the brothers who have dedicated their time and effort to make this dream a reality. Our dedication ceremony is November 16, 2019 at 11 am. The Grand Master of the State of Indiana – Kenneth E. Roy will be officiating the dedication ceremony. We hope to see you all there!
This is also a new website for us. As with all things digital, these things take time to flush out and square away. Please check back often for updates and highlights of our lodges activities.