Greetings my brother,
I wanted to send out a quick update on a few things of importance to you and for your lodge.
First, on Tuesday, September 8th during our stated meeting, we passed a resolution that will increase dues for 2021. While this must be reviewed by Grand Lodge, (because all by-law changes must have Grand Lodge approval), we expect approval will be given. This means that dues for 2021 will be $192.30 (which includes $30 for Grand Lodge per capita tax, $20 for the building fund and $7.30 for LYPMGC). Remember too, Grand Lodge per capita taxes will be increasing by $5 per year for 3 more years.
Secondly, if you have ever considered perpetual dues, my suggestion is that you consider starting now. For 20 times our current dues of $145 ($2900), you can be certain you will never see another dues increase for your lifetime and once you pass on to the Celestial Lodge, will continue to contribute to the lodge. The cost for a perpetual membership will increase shortly to $3700, so now is the time. If you can not make a one-time payment, you can fill out the paperwork, submit an initial payment of $200 and create a payment plan that can last up to 5 years. Once the dues increase goes into effect, paying for perpetual dues will be increased to reflect the new dues cost.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. If you want to get started, please see our Secretary, W:. Jay Cebollero who can provide the paperwork.
All my best to you,
Winter Park Lodge No. 239