November 24th, 2002 10:20 A.M.
Congratulations to Brother Jim Gibson on being raised at last night's meeting.
The following was submitted by Senior Warden, Brother David Haddix:
Here is an update on the latest from Breathitt Lodge 649 F&AM. Congratulations are in order to our newly raised brother Jim Gibson of Jackson....all that meet him welcome him and encourage him to become an active part of our lodge....Also good job to EA Stephen Bowling on an outstanding EA lecture turned in at the last communication, looking forward to the FC degree at our next meeting....
Brothers we have raised a total of $185.00 through the generosity of the those present at the last two meetings to be donated this week to the Christmas Food Drive conducted by Interfaith of Breathitt county. Thanks to all those who gave to help make a better Christmas for those less fortunate.
NEW LODGE UPDATE: Once again a big thank you to Brothers Bill Deaton, Ervine Allen Jr., Doug Allen and all those involved in oversight of the new lodge hall....Brother Deaton during his update said concentration would be made on completion of the Dining Room/kitchen area in order to have it completed by Christmas Dinner. A slight construction change was made...the ceilings will remain at 12 feet, this means a slight delay as drywall work will now be done on the remaing 4 foot section in order to accomodate the higher ceiling area, however the lodge is still on schedule and more importantly on budget! The building committee estimates it will take about $30,000 to complete. Blacktop bids were reviewed for the area in front of the lodge....it will be done at a cost of $2,800. The heating system was tested last week and worked well. Water service is now ready to be connected....Breathitt Heating and Cooling is ready to set the fixtures in place.
CHRISTMAS DINNER: Carol and Auburn Haddix will once again provide the entertainment for this years Christmas Dinner....Dont forget bring your family and a covered dish, Sunday, December 15th @ 2pm. Come enjoy the fellowship. Until next time.
November 12th, 2002 7:15 P.M.
We have added additional Brothers since the last update. We would like to welcome Brothers, Cecil Clair, Jim Gibson, George Strong, Jason O'Connor and Stephen Bowling to our Lodge. Also, welcome back to Brother Goebel Allen.
The Christmas dinner this year will be December 15th at 2:00 P.M. We are hoping the new Lodge will be open by then, but if it is not, the location of the dinner will be posted.
I attended the Veterans Ceremony on the 11th at Douthitt Park and Brother Ervine Allen did a wonderful job as Emcee of the ceremony.
The following was submitted by Senior Warden, Brother David Haddix.
Our regular stated communication was held Saturday, November 9:
An update on the new lodge construction was given by Brothers Bill Deaton and Ervine Allen.....90% of the drywall is in place with finish work started on it...the electric is now on in the building....plumbing has been roughed in and inspected....most outside work is now completed with just a few pieces of siding and the electric signs to be put in place....the front entrance ramp is completed as of Friday....Brother Deaton says we will have Christmas Dinner in the new lodge hall.
Speaking of Christmas Dinner it has been scheduled for Sunday, December 15th at 2pm...Please make every effort to attend with your family.
The hat was passed at the meeting with 70.87 being raised for the Interfaith Christmas food drive....Donations will be accepted at the next meeting as well...if you can't attend and wish send your donation to the treasurer, Brother Danny Fugate, in care of our lodge mailing address.
Congratulations and welcome to our newest obligated brother, Stephen D. Bowling. If you see him at the Breathitt County library or out in town encourage him on his journey to seek more light in masonry. Welcome back to Brother Gobel Allen whom applied and was reinstated during the meeting, glad to have you back with us.
September 28th, 2002 9:50 A.M.
Lodge 649 F&AM has lost some Brothers this year and we would like to list them and as always send our heartfelt sympathy.
WHEREAS, It has pleased Almighty God in his infinite wisdom to call from labor here
on earth to refreshment our beloved Brothers, and
WHEREAS, our Brothers have served their lodge faithfully and,
WHEREAS, In their passing the families have lost a beloved member, the Fraternity, true
and upright men and Masons and the community valuable citizens, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the families are extended our heartfelt sympathy and that the Charter of
Breathitt Lodge No. 649 be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days as a sign of
respect. That a copy of this Resolution be made part of the minutes of the lodge and a copy
sent to their family.
Brother Gary W. Shouse
Brother Donald Roberts
Brother Elize Roberts
Brother Willie Napier
Brother James Cole
Brother Burnham Hudson
Brother Coolidge Howlett
Brother Jacob Henson
September 18th, 2002 2:30 P.M.
As I have not updated this site in awhile, due to many other obligations and the down time by the server, I will try to get up to date on everything that has been going on. Thanks for your patience with me.
Since my last update we have have brothers pass away and we send all their families our condolences. Also, we have purchased some land for a permanent Lodge, located at what is known as the Begley property, just outside of town. A personal note goes out to Brother Talbert Glen Turner, I finally got an update done.
January 22nd, 2002 4:30 P.M.
ATTENTION: Next Lodge meeting on Saturday January 26th, 2001, will be held in the Sue Clair Dollar Store Lot on the 2nd floor above Town and Country Flowers. Ms. Clair has been kind enough to let us use her facility while we are looking for a permanent structure.
December 27th, 2001 4:30 P.M.
New officers were elected today at St. John's Day meeting. They are:
Master: Anthony Allen
Senior Warden: David Haddix
Junior Warden: Jim Combs
Treasurer: Talbert Glen Turner
Secretary: Danny Fugate
We would like to thank everyone who held office in 2001, especially to Master Wiley Turner who had to endure so much due to the eviction of all buildings. including the lodge.
December 26th, 2001 8:30 A.M.
At 10:00 A.M. on the 27th of December, we will be meeting for St. John's Day to elect new officers for Lodge # 649. All members are encouraged to attend and especially those that would like to nominate someone or be nominated. The new officers will be posted here the evening of the 27th.
December 17th, 2001 12:15 P.M.
The following is an e-mail I received from our Secreatary, Brother Paul Haddix.
Breathitt Lodge 649 F&AM has received notice from the courts to
vacate the lodge building due to the future construction of a new
courthouse. We must be vacated by January 11, 2002. So Saturday
December 22, 2001 at 7:00pm will be the last stated communication in
that Lodge Building.
Then December 27, 2001 will be ST. John's Day starting at 10:00am.
If anyone would like to attend, feel free to do so or if anyone would
like to take pictures feel free to contact me to make arrangments to
let you in the Lodge. You may contact me at the Breathitt
County Sheriff Dept. at work 606-666-3805 or Home at 606-666-4306
December 15th, 2001 9:10 A.M.
We would like to express our condolences to Brother Orb Henson on the passing away of his wife.
March 22nd, 2001 9:00 p.m.
We have approval from the Grand Lodge on our web site Brothers. Click on their link that I have posted on each page and see what's happening around the state in other Lodge's.
Also, I was asked by a Brother if we could post names of Members of Lodge 649 on our site. It is okay to do so, but I would like each member to give the Worshipful Master, Wiley Turner, their okay before we do so. I will get with Brother Paul Haddix, our secretary, to see if we need to make some sort of consent form for this purpose.