ELLETTSVILLE F. & A. M. #245
North Sales Street Robert Hoene Jr., WM
Ellettsville, Indiana 47429
Brethren and Visitors,
It is my honor to welcome you on behalf of Ellettsville Lodge #245 to our Masonic website. We hope you find it informative as
well as intriguing and inspiring. We, as a fraternity of many brothers, come together and accomplish more than anyone can
imagine. One of my favorite examples of paying it forward came a little over a year ago. A small group of brothers came
together to help assist a widow of a departed brother. We spent a few short hours cleaning up a property. It was more fun
than work. She donated $100 to us to pay for our dinner. We heard about a church that was donating groceries to
hundreds of families in need during Thanksgiving, so we donated the $100 to that church to help in their efforts.
How much joy that brought to those families and just how much paying it forward had done!
Our beautiful historic building has been completed in these last few years and the astounding statues of the St. Johns being
set in their final resting places. We have fixed some “odds and ends” items and our security system is up and running.
We have a few more things to get done. Spot lights need to be placed and focused on the St Johns’ statues and our flag.
We also plan to do a major lodge cleaning from the carpets to the ceilings.
This year is going to be packed full of excitement and events. We have our annual golf outing coming up. It is one
of our most important fundraising events of the year. We also have the privilege of assisting Roger and Debbie McNeal in
the Sugar Shack. We will have our 2nd annual Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family. Another event is Santa on
Main Street where we help the OES with cooking and serving breakfast to our community. Every first Tuesday of each month
there will be having a birthday party for all of our members who were born in that month.
We are hoping to start the executive committee program so we can come together stronger as brothers. We also want to
brainstorm and come up with new ideas for activities and events that we can schedule for the next 5 years or so.
I've always heard many hands make light work. As master of the lodge this year, I ask all who are willing and able to please
come forward and help! I want to get in touch with everyone who is a member or a part of our fraternity and get your ideas.
I ask for everyone to call me. I would love to get to know each of you. Come down to the lodge and have dinner with us.
My Phone number is (812) 606-2630 and my email is email@example.com. We will keep you informed on all our events
this year as they come up! So please stay tuned and always look further towards the light.
WM, Robert “Tiny” Hoene Jr.
January 1, 2017