Seasons Greeting Brethren.
I hope you had a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Year’s surrounded by family and friends. There is no better way to ring in the New Year than to bring in a new Mason. I really enjoyed our Christmas Collation, seeing old and making new friends are the two main reasons I became a Mason.
Friendship and Brotherly love are not just words we say in lodge, they are our way of life and the very foundation of our fraternity. Thanks to all those brothers who helped with delivering Poinsettias but especially to Bro. Mehring who performed the lion’s share of the work and a recent Past Master who was fond of saying, “many hands makelight work".
If you happen to see our Senior Past Master, Wor. Carleton N. Goff, please wish him a belated Happy Birthday as he turn 103 on December 30th.
Please join your brethren and officers this month in ushering in our 4th Entered Apprentice of the Masonic year.
Our newest candidate's brother is receiving the degrees from another lodge in our district- Let's show George Hampe how the Premier Lodge in the district welcomes its newest members!
I'm trying to arrange a surprise speaker (of a historical nature) for our February meeting, more to come on this.
On February 17th, we will be travelling to Charlton to perform the second degree at the Masonic Home’s own Rose of Sharon Lodge. I've invited the other masters of the 18th Masonic district to accompany us and many will be taking an active part in the degree so it will be a really fun trip.
I leave you with the words of Brother Edwin Markham:
We are blind until we see
That in the human plan
Nothing is worth the making
if It does not make the man.
Why build these cities glorious
If man unbuilded goes?
In vain we build the work unless
The builder also grows
Wor Vincent L Mood