Fellow Craft Club

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The purpose of The Fellow Craft Club is to create a social environment from which to support Manchester Hall Inc. in the conservation and maintenance of Manchester Property. The Fellow Craft Club will also initiate or assist renovation / restoration projects on the property.

Members of The Fellow Craft Club must be “members in good standing” of Manchester Lodge #12. The membership body will be made up of two groups, Charter members and General Members.
Charter Members:
Any member of Manchester Lodge who is in good standing and has paid an initiatory fee of $100.00 as one of the original club founders.
General Members:
Any member of Manchester Lodge who is in good standing and has paid an initiatory fee of $100.00. Installment arrangements may be made with the Fellow Craft Club Treasurer provided that the total fee is paid in four months.
Some of the membership benefits include use of the house, discounts on events, etc.

Annual Dues:
All Members: – $25.00
Annual Dues are payable by the Annual Meeting of The Fellow Craft Club.
Use the button below to pay your dues via PayPal.

Fellow Craft Club Activities and Updates

[img src=http://www.manchesterlodge.org/wp-content/flagallery/fellow-craft-club-activities-and-updates/thumbs/thumbs_fcc1.jpg]161Adding a fence!
In June, the large and overgrown bushes were removed from the front of the property. The grass was dug up and a fresh coating of mulch was put down. Our goal, by the end of the 2016 summer, is to make the Fellow Craft Club House the most attractive property on the block.
[img src=http://www.manchesterlodge.org/wp-content/flagallery/fellow-craft-club-activities-and-updates/thumbs/thumbs_fcc2.jpg]160Curb Appeal!
[img src=http://www.manchesterlodge.org/wp-content/flagallery/fellow-craft-club-activities-and-updates/thumbs/thumbs_fcc3.jpg]130Sit by the Fire with your favoriate cigar!
Along with the attention to the front of the house, a new and larger fire pit was constructed in the back, just off the deck.
[img src=http://www.manchesterlodge.org/wp-content/flagallery/fellow-craft-club-activities-and-updates/thumbs/thumbs_fcc4.jpg]100Swinging Grill... won't see this anywhere else!
Also, a large capacity grill was constructed to facilitate events such as our annual steak fry and various burger nights.
[img src=http://www.manchesterlodge.org/wp-content/flagallery/fellow-craft-club-activities-and-updates/thumbs/thumbs_fcc5.jpg]100All hands on Deck!
On July 19th, we began building a new deck off of the back of the house. While a few details need to be finished this spring, it has been a great addition.
[img src=http://www.manchesterlodge.org/wp-content/flagallery/fellow-craft-club-activities-and-updates/thumbs/thumbs_fcc6.jpg]90A Great Time!
On July 25th we had our Annual Southern Smoker.
[img src=http://www.manchesterlodge.org/wp-content/flagallery/fellow-craft-club-activities-and-updates/thumbs/thumbs_fcc7.jpg]100Lobstamania!
We ate lobster, smoked a few cigars, drank a few libations, and generally enjoyed the company of our friends and brothers.
[img src=http://www.manchesterlodge.org/wp-content/flagallery/fellow-craft-club-activities-and-updates/thumbs/thumbs_fcc8.jpg]140Congratulations W:. Br. Gobin!
We raised several hundred dollars to help fill the coffers of the FCC and help finish projects at the FCC.
[img src=http://www.manchesterlodge.org/wp-content/flagallery/fellow-craft-club-activities-and-updates/thumbs/thumbs_fcc9.jpg]100Cooler and Warmer!
In December, we installed a ductless mini-split in the FCC house to provide heating, cooling, and dehumidification in an efficient and cost saving manner. It also allows us to remove the propane tanks, which had proven costly during our cold winters.
[img src=http://www.manchesterlodge.org/wp-content/flagallery/fellow-craft-club-activities-and-updates/thumbs/thumbs_fcc10.jpg]160Third Annual Bourbon Dinner
On January 9th we held our Third Annual Bourbon Dinner. Over 70 people filled the Hall for a night of good food, spirits and friends. It featured a bacon wrapped BBQ Pork loin, mashed potatoes, carrots and salad. Along with various deserts, we sampled a variety of whiskey, bourbon and scotch.
[img src=http://www.manchesterlodge.org/wp-content/flagallery/fellow-craft-club-activities-and-updates/thumbs/thumbs_fcc11.jpg]90Another Great Themed Party!
On February 13th we hosted a Saugie, Kraut and Stout night which attracted over 20 people. Attendees enjoyed their kraut covered dogs along with the company of a Guinness stout keg that was more than generous.

All that is essential for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -Edmund Burke

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