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GHRL February News

February 13, 2019

Hope everyone is fairing the weather. Only in Northeastern Pennsylvania can you have rain and 50+ degree weather turning to snow the same day. Oh, well, hopefully winter will be over soon!

Our first quarterly meeting was Sunday, January 27 at St. Michael Church Hall in McAdoo, PA. After a delicious meal the meeting was called to order. On the agenda was the presentation of Matching Funds raised in the month of November for Holy Dormition Friary. The presentation was made to Fr. Jerome Wolbert, OFM caretaker of the monastery.    
Secretary Agnes Rohrbach reported on the new Matching Funds for the year 2019 and a motion was made to apply for Community Matching funds to assist a GCU member whose house was damaged by a fire. The lodge will have a fundraiser in the month of April and a monetary donation will be given to the family. Parish Matching Funds for St. John BC Church in Hazleton will be used to help with renovation work. This fund raiser will be held in the month of June.
Thank you letters were read from organizations that benefited from the 2018 fund raisers and from the parishes that received Christmas donations. It was great to see four of the priests from the lodge attend the meeting.
A list of activities was given to everyone for the coming year and as usual dates are subject to change and additional activities may be added. Mark your calendar-the 42nd "Holupki Open" will be held on the second Saturday of the July this year which is July 13.     
As always, remember dates are subject to change. If you are unsure about a meeting or an event, please feel free to give Agnes a call at 570-454-4869.

Upcoming Events for GHRL
Sunday, February 24—Pre-Lenten Casino Trip to Sands Casino
Sunday, March 10—Jr. Bowling Tournament at Bowl-Arena - 1 PM
April—Calendar Fundraiser for Matching Funds
Sunday, April 24—Hollywood Casino Bus Trip
Saturday, May 4—Blind-Doubles Bowling Tournament at Bowl-Arena - 3 PM
Sunday, May 5—2nd Quarter Meeting at SS. Peter & Paul Minersville, PA – 2 PM
Saturday, June 1—Join Hands Day at Holy Annunciation Monastery
Sunday, June 2—Byzantine Family Day at Knoebels Amusement Park