Message from your Governor- August 2016
I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. Although we had some cooking issues with the charcoal it was a great success. We had one of the largest turnouts for Horse Shoes in a long time Thank you
everyone who participated.
We will be having a Washers Tournament in August 20th. To promote family fun, everyone 10 years old and up is welcome to participate. We have not worked out the prizes yet for those under 21 but we will. Please come out a participate. The rules of the game will be posted in the Lodge very shortly. Another Horseshoes Tournament is scheduled for August 21st. The annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for August 13th at Little America. Your help and participation is appreciated. We need a great deal of both at this point.
We have joined the Chamber of Commerce. Our “Red Carpet” ceremony is scheduled for Thursday August 18th, 4:00pm at the Moose. All are invited to attend.
Due to the Mid-Winter Conference in Ogallala there will be no LOOM meetings on August 25th. Randy Moye is now the Social Quarters Manager—
This month I would like to leave you with this thought.
This was once sent to me by a very special person in my life who taught me a lot about myself. Every so often I think about this saying and ask myself: “Which one am I feeding today”. For years I fed the first one almost constantly. The Evil wolf, even though your heart is open, closes your mind, distorts your vision of reality, tries to steer you away from all the good in your life, all the memories you have, puts a poison in your soul, turns truths into untruths and convinc- es you that anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, deceits, false pride, superiority, and ego are all acceptable and normal. The evil one is very good at hiding itself, disguising it- self as the good wolf to keep us where it wants us because it knows that hardly any effort at all is required to keep feeding it and let is grow and become more powerful because it si so bold and brash. The second wolf, the Good Wolf, shy and timid, but always makes you maintain both an open heart and open mind, is painstakingly harder to feed a steady diet too. It requires nearly constant attention, never disguises itself, and when properly nurtured and fed becomes by far the strongest of the 2 wolves and can never be overtaken. But it is a daily battle and struggle to keep the Good Wolf on top. Our human frailties will always intervene and we will, by human nature, at times, give in to what’s easiest. The key is to be able to determine which wolf your feeding, and if it’s the evil one, assuming that’s the one you want to change, to cut off its food supply and put your energy into the good wolf. The rewards and bene- fits are far more substantial. So I ask you, “Which wolf are you feeding”?:
One evening a old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between “wolves” inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogant, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, deceits, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good: It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.” The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: Which wolf wins?” The old Cherokee simply replies, “The one you feed.”
Remember the start of the NFL regular season is only 39 days from August 1st - Carolina and Denver THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS - Thank you members for your support, your inputs/suggestions, and your member- ship.
Again, as before, a lodge for the members, of the members, and by the members.
To be continued............................................
Respectfully, CJ McCutchen
Governor, Lodge #257