|Churchill's Birthday - Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017|
Let's raise a glass! We're excited to announce the Churchill Birthday Toast for 2017 will be held again on Tuesday, November 28th. This, our 9th Annual rememberance will be open to guests of your choice, and is a casual dinner begininng at 7PM at Merlin's Rest Pub, at 3601 Lake Street in South Minneapolis. We'll have a table reserved, or a larger room if RSVPs allow. Smoking may be enjoyed outside on the deck, weather permitting. The cost for dinner will be up to you, as we'll order off the menu. Write to Wor. Mike Bell if you have questions, and please reserve the evening!
|Sinatra's 102nd Birthday - Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017|
Raise a toast, boys. It's the 102nd birthday of Frank Sinatra on December 12. Keep tuned to this space and see Chairmen CEO Mike Miller for details of any gathering we might plan.
|CEO's Social Smoke - Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017|
Thankfully, about the same time you are hankerin' for a cigar, the Chairmen like to meet up for our monthly board meeting. All are welcome. As usual, very important decisions will be made. Harumph. We'll meet for our normal smoker on Wednesday the 13th at the old Golden Leaf (Anthony's Cigar Lounge) in Minneapolis. Being the gentleman that you are, please RSVP through our CIO, Steve Miller, if you plan to go. We'll look for you. Questions? See Chaz Miller, yer CEO.
|SWC December Meeting - Friday, Dec. 15, 2017|
Our Friday, December 15th meeting will be held at the home of Wor. Andrew Brennan, 219 Glenbrook Road No., Wayzata, MN 55391, with a dinner and afterglow to follow. Please RSVP to the Secretary, by clicking here. We plan a quick installation of officers in a no-fuss ceremony. This is a terrific location for our year-end meeting, and we again look forward to a fine celebration again year. Thanks to WB Brennan for stepping up. This too, will be our final Stated meeting of the year. The normal schedule will apply; social gathering at 6 (really, at 5:30), with the meeting and installation starting at 7:00. Minutes, a summons and the agenda will be distributed electronically.
We always close the December meeting with friendly conversation, the scent of cinamon and allspice, and lilting English carols around the fire... Nice. And we look forward to philosophical discussions on the following topics:
To be announced as the date draws near...
|Shrine Chairmen Lunch - Sun., Dec. 24, 2017|
This is our SPECIAL Shrine unit board meeting for December, Lunch on Christmas Eve. Many of you have met for lunch on this day, often a work day before the holiday begins that evening. We will meet again at Jax Cafe, 1928 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418, and will post any changes here. We'll gather at 12:30AM at the bar, the take our table for the 1PM reservation so's you can have a light lunch and a toddy before you head our for yer last minute shopping and home to the family. Please RSVP through our past-CFO, Shane Wendt, if you plan to go. Dis is our Holiday Party, since we've already set dues and elected officers. Watch for a change, but for now, look for a group of about 20 at a window table, overlooking the patio. The reservation will be under "Wendt", and the hostess will let you know if we've had to move upstairs to a room, because the crowd is too big.
Strange day for this, we know, but it seems to work out. The 24th is often a work day, and for fellows, often a "Honey, I'm going shopping" day. So, join us for lunch while yer out.
|Zuhrah Shrine New Year's Day Breakfast, January 1, 2018|
Twin Cities' Masons, whether Shriners or not, are invited to gather at 9AM for an excellent breakfast with Zuhrah Shrine, at the new Zuhrah Shrine building, 6120 Blue Circle Drive, Hopkins, MN 55343. Many of us will be there - It's been a tradition for years. Let the family sleep in, don your sportcoat, and come enjoy a wonderful brunch to kick off the year right. Contact Dan Akins for details, at 612-387-7731.