It is hard to believe that I am already halfway done with my year as Master of the Lodge. As I sit and contemplate the current state of our lodge I am awe struck, as usual, by the accomplishments we have achieved.
We have raised several new Master Masons and currently we have many others in the capable of hands of various coaches learning their first or second degree catechisms. Year to date we have raised money for the Charities and helped out many of the Widows and Orphans of our dearly departed lodge members. Daily I am overwhelmed by the contributions that each of you make. It is certainly humbling to serve as Master and see all of your great givings. We have a new phone tree system and we are actively moving towards renovations on our floors in the lobby and hallways. Thanks to the talents of several brethren we have a new website, social media outlets, and this blog. Masonic education for profanes, candidates, and members has been steadily increasing and has been well received by all.
Family Day is coming up on August 13th at 11am and all indications are that we will have a GREAT event! Make sure to check out the details given by our Junior Warden in the July Newsletter. (It will be posted soon). Also be sure to check the calendar on the website and Facebook for upcoming dates for various opportunities to enjoy fraternal fellowship with brothers.
Unfortunately we have had the sadness of losing many of our lodge brethren this year to the scythe of Time but we are assured that their immortal souls have returned to the Great Architect of the Universe. Their memory will be cherished and their charitable works continue to extend beyond the grave because of their efforts within Masonry.
So as we move into the second half of the year I am looking forward to our continued successes and to serving this lodge to the best of my ability. Please feel free to let me know if there is anything specific I can do to serve your needs.