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2017 Worshipful Master Tom Ruby with 2016 Past Master John Shaughnessy


The Lodge is off to a great start this year with the budget and possible fund raisers already discussed and a lot of awesome plans and projects for the upcoming year!


During our last meeting, Master Tom Ruby presented 2016 Past Master John Shaughnessy with a Mason of the Month award.  This was a program initiated by Master Shaughnessy to show appreciation for members of the Lodge who show a little extra incentive in the functions of the Lodge.  This was a successful program so the 2017 Master has decided to continue on with the program.


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2017 Worshipful Master Tom Ruby and Master Robert Hart


Also during our last meeting, Master Robert Hart (along with our own treasurer Larry Mann, PM) gave a great presentation on the benefits of becoming a Shriner and all of the different ways the Shrine supports our local and national communities.  It was very informative and in appreciation of these brothers doing this, WM Tom presented Bro. Heart with a "mini" Louisville Slugger baseball bat.


A lot of great things have been discussed in the first two meetings of the year and we want YOU to be a part of it!  If you haven't been to the Lodge in a while, please give us a visit and see what you've been missing!  If you're not a Mason and have stumbled upon this page, be sure to check out our contact page and drop us a line if you're interested!

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Pewee Valley Lodge No. 829 had our annual Installation on Tuesday, December 20th 2016.  This was an open installation so that our wives, families and friends could participate.  We had a ton of good food and fellowship!  Bro. Tom Ruby was installed as the Master for the coming 2017 year and all the Brothers in line moved up one chair.  We also added a new steward to the line up, Bro. Kellie Sacra.


To see more photos from the Lodge Installation, please visit our PHOTO GALLERY!


Also, from all the Brothers at Pewee Valley Lodge, we'd like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year!



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2016 Master John Shaughnessy and incoming Master for 2017 Tom Ruby (note that stylish hat Bro. Tom is wearing)


As always, the last meeting of the year before our installation is a very busy time.  The Lodge voted on the new officers for 2017, donated funds to several local charities and needs, remembered our sick and distressed brethren and their families and prepared for the upcoming installation and New Year.


One of things to note is that this year, the Lodge voted to give a $100 dollar Walmart gift card to each elementary school in the county.  These gifts are for the purpose of helping school counselors clothe children who might not be able to afford new clothes.  This is such an important and worthy cause to support.  The children in our community will be our future and as Masons, we owe a responsibility to help our community where we can.  To this end, Brother Gene Crady did a lot of the work as far as acquiring the gift cards and setting up meeting times with school counselors to deliver the gifts.  This takes a lot of time and effort to accomplish and the Lodge would like to very sincerely thank Bro. Gene Crady for all his hardwork!  Also thanks to all the Brothers of the Lodge for making this happen!


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Bro. Phil Feigel and Past Master Gene Crady (Bro. Gene is smiling because of that large wad of cash in his hand)


Brother Phil Feigel also managed to collect a few funds from the Lodge last meeting to help support a local family in need.  Again Brothers, this is what being a Mason is truly all about.  Thanks to Bro. Phil for going out of his way to look after those in need.


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Past Master Doug Flowers (right) presented 2016 Master John Shaughnessy with a pin for his service in the Lodge


This last meeting was also Master John Shaughnessy's time in the East during a regular Lodge meeting.  Its been a great time this year with many good things accomplished in the Lodge.  Thanks and congratulations to Bro. John for his time and service to the Lodge!

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Brothers Rob Henry, Larry Mann and Roland Stayton present a gift card to Katie Garrett from Kenwood Elementary


During our last meeting (12/6) the Brothers decided to donate $100.00 to each grade school in Oldham County to help counselors buy clothes for children in need.  Brothers Gene Crady and Larry Mann worked very hard to collect the funds, purchase gift cards and even negotiated a deal with Walmart to chip in an additional $25 per school!!  Thanks very much to the Lodge and the hard working brothers who made this possible and delivered the cards to the schools!  This is what being a Mason is all about!


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Brothers Roland Stayton and Rob Henry present a gift card to Sharon Schwarz and staff from Crestwood Elementary


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Brothers Roland Stayton, Rob Henry and Gene Crady present a gift card to Asst. Principal Austin Collins  and Christie Crawford from Locust Grove Elementary School


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Brothers Roland Stayton, Rob Henry and Gene Crady presented a gift card to Principal Julie Scott from Centerfield Elementary School


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Brothers Roland Stayton, Gene Crady, Larry Mann and Rob Henry present a gift card to Principal Stu Martin and staff from Camden Station Elementary School




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Bro. Kenneth Rodgers PM, Rep. of Masons Helping Masons and WM John Shaughnessy

Our last Lodge meeting, we had the privilege of a visit by Bro. Kenneth Rodgers (109), representative of Masons Helping Masons for the Grand Lodge of Kentucky.  Bro. Kenneth gave a great talk on the importance of Masons Helping Masons and also discussed the 2017 Grand Master's (Bro. Todd Jones) platforms for the upcoming year.  Bro. Kenneth presented a fantastic selection of knives, ties and pins that are availble to all Brothers with proceeds going to the Masons Helping Masons funds.

Also discussed was the focus of Laura Jones (the Grandmaster's wife) for the coming year, The Rite Care Kids program.  You can find out more about this program on her page on the Grand Lodge website by clicking here.

A couple of things to note as well.  The 2016 year is coming to an end, which means our next meeting, Dec. 6th will be our annual elections for officers for the upcoming year.  This is an important night for the Lodge as who you choose to run the Lodge will affect all Brothers for the upcoming year.  Please come out to show your support for the Lodge and upcoming officers for the 2017 year.  We will be having a chili dinner as well, so be sure to show up early for good food and fellowship!

Our last Lodge meeting of the year (Dec. 20th) will be our annual installation of officers for the coming year!  This will be an open Lodge so feel free to bring your families and friends along!  This will also be a potluck dinner with the Lodge providing the meat, so you might want to be thinking about what sides you can bring to make this a fantastic dinner for all.

Hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving!