AMITY LODGE #4 F & AM April 1st, AD 2021 AL 6021
Held in Beautiful Downtown Silver City, Nevada
Dinner was not served due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Lodge opened at 7pm on the 1st Degree in Short Form with 17 Brothers Present.
Br: Scott Mount PM, WM
Br: Tony Martinez SW
Br: Nick Lazzarino II JW
Br: Ernest Zebal PM, Treasurer
Br: Robert Behling PM, Secretary
Br: Robert Behling PM, PTChaplin
Br: Bob Jordan PM, PTSD
Br: Ray Bedford JD
Br: Mike Logue Tyler
Br: Ernest Zebal PM, Historian
The Alter remained draped in memory of PM W. Reid Ross an exemplary man and Mason. Remembrances and a moment of silence were observed.
GRAND LODGE OFFICERS PRESENT: None
PAST MASTERS PRESENT: Scott Mount, Bob Behling, Bob Jordan, Pedro Leon, Mike Cushing, Lee Cross, Ernie Zebal, Taylor Rudkin Ca. #3
OTHER MEMBERS AND VISITORS: As per Tyler’s Register
MINUTES: Read and approved.
REPORTS of COMMITTEES on PETITIONS: None
RECEPTION OF PETITIONS: None
COMMUNICATIONS: Read and discussed.
BILLS: Moved by Bob Behling PM, seconded by Pedro Leon, PM and carried with no nays. As a side note, our new refrigerator was purchased by PM Bob Jordan and paid for with cash donations from the Brethren. Thanks to PM Jordan, WM Scott, JW Nick and Tyler Mike Logue for their feats of strength to deliver the new unit and dispose of the old one.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: The scholarship was discussed, and we have yet to hear from Dayton Valley High School to know if they have any candidates. SW Tony has other contacts to pursue in this matter and will refer them to JW Nick. We need to have our approved scholarship winner’s information to Grand Lodge prior to May 10th to receive their share of the funds.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The $10,000 donation to the Lodge by PM John Flangas was referred to the Trustees for their consideration.
Fun Night was discussed, (free from restraint) and it was noted that our cramped dining area might not be accommodating for that event given the current situation with the pestilence. Our Tyler Mike Logue mentioned that the local park in Silver City might work, and JW Nick will contact the Silver City Community Center to see if that venue was practical and available.
Kristi Hedge’s visit to Amity has been delayed until a safe and convenient time.
Visitations to other Lodges including Harmony Lodge #164 in California are put on hold until better days.
NEW BUSINESS: Given the pandemic, JW Nick offered to bring light snacks and beverages to be enjoyed prior to the meeting, replacing our traditional dinner and all approved.
SW Tony mentioned the Golf Tournament at Dayton Valley will be held in Fernley on September 24th. Amity sponsored a hole last year and the tournament was a success.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: One Brother still owes dues for 2021. Our GMOV is TBA. Roll call and Past Master’s night will be at our May Stated. It was mentioned that Fernley’s WM had passed but as of this writing the Secretary cannot find any information to confirm or deny this. Lodge visitations and other Masonic family visits to Amity are on hold for better days. Amity’s meetings will also be on a month-to-month basis until it is decided to resume a regular schedule.
Finally, the Lodge celebrated the presentation of JD Ray Bedford’s 50-year pin and Certificate. Ray had been a member of 3 Grand Lodges before deciding on Amity as his Masonic home. The Brethren gave Ray a standing ovation and his continued support of the Lodge is very much appreciated.
The Lodge closed in peace and harmony at 806 pm and a good time was had by all.