Grand Lodge has mentioned how across the state membership numbers are down. While I am glad to see that Old Colony is still going strong and over the past few years we have brought in a good number of good men and brothers, I still feel we can do more to get all of our membership more involved and invested in the health of our lodge. I ask any brethren out there, if you have an idea for a lodge function whether in lodge or outside of it please bring it forward. Any committees on education or other Masonic interests, lets see who else out there may be interested.
DeMolay is looking for brothers to help and serve on their Advisory council. As many of you know DeMolay is helping shape our young men and doing a great job with it.then to work with it. They are asking for a brother / junior officer who can commit to one year of service to the council. I would desperately like to see a member of Old Colony step up to this call. DeMolay boys become our Masonic brothers later in life and what better with way to help shape the future of our fraternity then to work with these young men now.
On October 16th I will be traveling to Ezekiel Bates Lodge in Attleboro to attempt to capture their traveling gavel. The trip we made last year was a great experience and I expect this one to be just as good. I ask that any brother who can attend please do, I really want other lodges across this jurisdiction to see how great Old Colony really is.
I look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting on October 8th, which will be an official visit by the District Deputy. Please call out to your brothers who you may not have seen for awhile and invite them to lodge. If you know of any brothers who would like to come but need a ride please let me know and it will be arranged. Let’s fill the room for the DDGM and his suite.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Wor. Marshall W. Bates III