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The holiday season is upon us, but before we start with all the holiday greetings, let us put our thoughts and prayers into the Buffalo area lodges and chapters that have been hit by a freak storm of unusual proportions. On top of all the record amount of snow, the temperatures are expected to reach as much as 60 degrees, so alot of that snow will turn into water which will be another problem. Let us hope and pray that the problems are few and that recovery is quick and easy. 
Now for my Holiday Greetings!!
It is my wish that each and every one of you have a Happy Thanksgiving spent with family and friends. As much turmoil that surrounds us, we all have something to be thankful for, so think about the good and not the bad. Even though it may not be politically coreect to say to each and every one, "Merry Christmas!", may your Christmas be happy and joyful spent with family and friends. Finally, I wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year. Let us all carry a positive attitude into and throughout 2015. Oh yes, sponsor new members, we need them!!
I will now close on somewhat a sad note. We lost a member in October and his passing leaves a void in our Association that seems impossible to fill. Martin "Bud" Kaylor was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose for 84 years and that type of loyalty and dedication should be an inspiration to us all. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I am told that he was a "past everything"!! All I can say is "Rest in Peace, Bud, Rest in Peace". You deserve the rest.
Thank you
David "Milky" Milkeris