New Year, New Goals

Our lodge has seen a number of great things this year. Membership is reviving, new members are more involved than ever. The Trowel Club, Inc. has been established, and our fund raising efforts have grown enough to overcome setbacks that would have crippled our facility otherwise. 2011 saw the first award of our high school scholarship, and the first Hillview City Fair (that our Trowel Club organized) went off spectacularly. Charitable contributions this year have been greater than any year since I have been a member here, and next year promises even more.

At the turn of 2012 however, we should take time to humble ourselves. Although we celebrate our successes, we remember that there is always more that can be done. The bar has been raised, here's to 2012!