Kelly Chorus Performs Spring Concert

The Kelly Elementary School Chorus, under the direction of Ms. Holly Trenkamp, performed their Spring Concert on Thursday, March 30, 2017 to a full house at Belleview Baptist Church.  Following the concert, Elvin E. Helms Lodge No. 926 served punch and cookies to the choir members, faculty, relatives and friends.  The Lodge wishes to congratulate the Choir and Ms. Trenkamp on a job well done.  Thanks to all who came out to support the Choir and a special thanks to Jillian Gross for baking most of the cookies that were enjoyed by all!

Eight members of our Lodge and one visiting Brother attended the Spring Concert.  They are, left to right, Bro. Jason Wallace, Sr. Warden, Bro. Kenny Williamson, P. M., Bro. Buddy Wallace, Worshipful Master, Bro. Dennis Stephens, Jr. Deacon, Bro. Rick Campbell, Tyler, Bro. Ed Tanner, Sr., Steward, Bro. Larry York, Secretary at DeMoss Lodge No. 220 and Sr. Warden at Wilmington Lodge No. 362, Bro. Dan Kemble, Secretary and Bro. Adam Gross, Jr. Warden.

Ms. Trenkamp gets the Choir organized prior to the performance.

Choir members chat with each other before the performance.

The Choir takes a quick run through prior to showtime.

The Kelly Elementary Choir performing during their Spring Concert.

Ms. Trenkamp introduces the next selection.

The Choir begins their final number.

Belleview Baptist Church is a beautiful venue for the concert.  Pictured above is one of the Church’s stained glass windows.

Worshipful Master Buddy Wallace and Choir Director Holly Trenkamp after the performance.

March 2017 Stated Communication

The stated meeting of Elvin E. Helms Lodge No. 926 on March 14, 2017 saw a full house at Lodge despite Winter’s last blast of cold weather and snow.  We were honored to have representatives from five other District 18 Lodges in attendance at our meeting, including four current Masters – Worshipful Bro. David Bird from Good Faith Lodge No. 95, Worshipful Bro. Joe Deck from Bradford Lodge No. 123, Worshipful Bro. Sean Weaver from Phoenix Lodge No. 719 and Worshipful Bro. Tom Cooper from Hebron Lodge No. 757.

Bradford Lodge No. 123, with six in attendance, claimed the District 18 Traveling Gavel.

Worshipful Bro. Eddie Hazelett, Past Master of Paintsville Lodge No. 381 and current member of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky’s Committee on Education, presented our Masonic Education for the evening.  Worshipful Bro. Hazelett told the story of how Scots Masons were involved in the construction of the White House in Washington, D. C.  Bro. Hazelett’s presentation was excellent and the Lodge presented him with an honorary membership in Elvin E. Helms Lodge no. 926.

Click here to view Worshipful Bro. Eddie Hazelett’s presentation.

We were delighted to have Worshipful Bro. Al Collier in Lodge with us again.  Bro. Al has been caring for his wife, Jenny, who has been ill.  Being a full-time caregiver, Bro. Al has been unable to attend Lodge.  He and Jenny recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.  Congratulations to Bro. Al and Jenny and may they enjoy many more anniversaries.

We received good news regarding Bro. Garry Kelly’s recovery.  Bro. Garry has been responding to treatment and will continue to receive therapy in Florida.  His address is:

Bro. Garry C. Kelly
Room 1414
Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute
52 Underwood Street
Orlando, Florida  32806

Please feel free to drop Bro. Garry a line or a card to cheer him.

Our Lodge is draped in mourning to observe the death of Bro. Emmett Ralph Elliott, a 52-year member of our Lodge.  Bro. Elliott died on March 3, 2017.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 11.  Please join us for a good time of food, fellowship and Masonic Education.

In Memory of Ralph Elliott

Ralph Elliott, 90, of Crestwood, husband of Stephania Brewer Elliott, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at Hosparus Care Center in Louisville.

Ralph was born in Boone County, Kentucky February 25, 1927 the son of the late Emmett & Viola Caldwell Elliott. He was a World War II Veteran having served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. He then spent most of his working life in land management and disposal with the U.S. Corp of Engineers. He was also a 50 year member of Elvin E. Helms Masonic Lodge No. 926 F&AM in Petersburg, Kentucky and a longtime support of Trooper Island.

Besides his wife of 44 years he leaves to cherish his memory 5 daughters, Darlene, Lisa (Todd), JaNene, Michele (Michael Noe) and Mary Jane, 3 sons, Alan (Ruth), Rob and Kenny (Rhnea), sister, Ann Brown, 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, several nieces & nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kerry Elliott.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials to Hosparus.