It was well attended by our members. Janesville Lodge had been requested to put on a presentation of our new LEA tracking progress system.
For those of you who are not aware of the LEA process, please allow to me explain it. The Lodge Excellence Award is given by the Grand Lodge for Lodges meeting certain requirements. These requirements if completed will ensure each Lodge will have a successful year. Items are well defined and it is up to each Lodge to develop it's own goals and set up a plan to implement their activities.
Early in our Masonic year, myself as Master, Mike Perry as Senior Warden and Chad Snyder as Junior Warden developed our goals that we thought were obtainable.
Plans were put in place and I am proud to tell you that we are proceeding quite nicely. The results are on the website. The reason I bring up the LEA is that I worked extensively with Excel spreadsheet development at my job.
I developed the LEA spreadsheet to help us document our goals and set direction as we go through the year. It has been well received and Brothers Chad Snyder and Rob Hanson, our webmaster presented at our District meeting. I was unable to attend as I was to be in Ohio but a bad tooth (root canal time) prevented me for both Ohio and Jefferson.
Reports from the Grand Lodge is that they did a great job and the presentation was well received. The LEA worksheet can be downloaded from our website for other lodges to use.
On another note, plans are proceeding nicely with updating the physical Lodge building. We are in process of redoing the secretaries office. Furniture has been purchased from Office Pro, a used office furniture facility in Janesville. Nice furniture for a fraction of original cost.
The cost of a new ceiling tile structure has been donated, volunteers have come foreword to assist in painting and varnishing. Carpet colors and paint colors are being discussed and we should have a modern office in the near future with costs being a major consideration in our discussions. Next step, the men's lounge and a game room down stairs.
Thoughts are for a library/museum/conference room in the Lounge. We now have wireless throughout the upstairs and plans are in place to place it in the lower section as well.
Much more to follow as we progress. Come to Lodge, you are needed and more that, your Brothers miss you.