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Lodge 625 February News

February 13, 2019

St. Nicholas Social
During the holiday season, Lodge 625 was quite busy. On December 5, following Divine Liturgy, the lodge hosted the St. Nicholas Social with pizza and salad. The weather that evening did not cooperate, but those in attendance were pleased that this worthwhile annual social event, has been continued. Lodge 625 thanks the Home Office for the Fraternal Grant used to purchase the pizza and supplies.

On Sunday, December 9, President Paul Yackulich Jr. and Secretary-Treasurer Georgia Lehman presented Father Robert Oravetz with a check for $4,240.00, which represented profits from the Jackson Heritage Festival and GCU Matching Funds, to benefit the church’s roof fund. 

Christmas Eve Social
On December 24, Lodge 625 hosted the annual Christmas Eve Social. Lodge members brought favorite cookies or holiday snacks to share with those attending Christmas Eve Divine Liturgy. 

Meeting Notes
At the fourth quarter/annual meeting on November 25, members voted on community organizations to receive $3,000.00 in profits from the local Music Festival and GCU Matching Funds. Fourteen organizations were awarded between $100.00 to $400.00 per charity. President Paul Yackulich Jr. and Secretary-Treasurer Georgia Lehman personally delivered checks to eleven of the organizations.
    The lodge’s 2019 calendar is full of events to help support the lodge, parish and local charities. The first event was the Souper Bowl Sunday Soup & Cracker Donation for the local food pantry. The lodge collected soup and crackers through February 3 at Holy Trinity Church.
    Sunday, February 10 was the annual GCU Founders’ Day Social following Divine Liturgy. Coffee and donuts were provided by the lodge.
 The first quarter Lodge 625 meeting is scheduled for Sunday, February 24 after Liturgy, approximately 10:15 AM, in the church hall.
    In March the lodge will have a Stuffed Chicken Dinner at Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, Conemaugh, PA on Sunday, March 17 from 11 AM to 2 PM.
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