Luther B. Turner #732

The Secretary

I hope everyone has had a safe and enjoyable 4th of July.

This summer the officers of Luther B Turner Lodge are looking at the future of our lodge. We are reviewing our expenses and income. The rental of the lodge has been down this year compared to previous years. The costs of the utilities that are incurred when we do rent the building seem to be increasing.

Our annual cost of operation is approximately $35,000. We have 125 members, 107 who are regular members. Our dues are $8,025, we have 2 renters paying $250 per month rent. If we rent the building for 30 dates we raise an additional $11,000. Our total annual income is around $25,000 per year. This is only 70% of our annual expenses. The additional fund raising we have done is not filling the gap. Our chief concerns have to do with any unforeseen expenses for maintenance of the building.

We will be discussing ways of raising additional funds to continue supporting the lodge. We will entertain any suggestions by members. Please contact any of the officers with ideas as to increasing our annual income.

Fraternally yours,

Bruce Schreiber