Brethren, each month we have noted in this bulletin that the annual dues for Irving Lodge are $75.00 payable in advance by December 31, for the following year. To be specific, the 2009 dues were due by December 31, 2008. We still have a few who have not paid. This creates a problem as our dues are almost the only source of income Irving Lodge has. To complicate the problem we have been informed that the Endowed Membership is in trouble with the current economy and will probably not be paying anything this year. To offset that loss of income, it was suggested at our last Stated Meeting that if the Endowed Members would remit the usual dues to cover the loss our Endowments, it would certainly be a great help to the Lodge.