Lodge 945 February News
Thanksgiving Day Feed a Friend Project
Through the generosity of members of Lodge 945, the parishioners of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church and the GCU Matching Funds program, a total of $1,700.00 in canned goods and monetary donations was presented to the Scranton Rescue Mission.
Lodge 945 held their annual meeting on November 30, 2018 at Sibio’s Restaurant in Dunmore, PA. Officers elected for 2019 were President Paul Dunda, Vice-President Betty Salva, Secretary-Treasurer Sharon Kofel, Auditor Myron Fedor, Fraternal Activities Mary Toppy Zayac, Publicity Director George Kofel and Chaplain Rev. Robert Lozinski, CSC.
St. Nicholas Children’s Christmas Party
Lodge 945 and St. Michael Parish held a Children’s Christmas Party in the church hall on Sunday, December 9, 2018 following the Divine Liturgy. The children and parishioners enjoyed holiday treats along with a visit from St. Nicholas, who presented gifts to all the children. Special thanks to the GCU Home Office for providing give aways for the children and adults.
Special Matching Funds Benefiting the Carmelite Nuns
Lodge 945 participated in the GCU Special Matching Funds for 2018 benefiting the Carmelite Nuns of the Holy Annunciation Monastery in Sugar Loaf , PA. The lodge’s efforts allowed them to achieve the full matching allocation of $1,500.00.
2019 Calendar of Events
A new event planned for 2019 is a Psyanky workshop to be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in St. Michael Church hall in Dunmore from 11 AM to 3 PM. Cost of the workshop will be $30.00 for GCU members and $40.00 for non-members. A lite lunch and refreshments will be provided. Class is limited to 20 participants. Reservations are a must and will only be taken with payment. Please contact George Kofel at 570-241-2256 for information and reservations.
Other events planned through June include Helping Hands Day at Holy Annunciation Monastery, a Matching Funds fundraiser for the Carmelite Nuns and Griffin Pond Animal Shelter and the annual cleanup at the Dunmore Nature Trail.
The first quarter meeting will be held on Sunday, March 31, 2019 in St. Michael Church hall in Dunmore immediately following the 9 AM Divine Liturgy.