It’s hard for me to believe that fall is already here and I am in the autumn stages of my year as master of the lodge. Once again I want to let everyone know how humbled and honored I am to sit in the east of this wonderful lodge. Year to date we have made many great accomplishments and achieved new heights of excellence and as usual our calendar is full of events and activities through the end of the year, which is an awesome thing.
I will always believe that the best way for a Masonic lodge to thrive will be by member involvement in the community through Masonic activities and other groups. Good men are attracted to Masonry and who we are because of an individual or a group of lodge members. It’s rather simple, if we live the virtues, principles, and obligations that we have been taught then other good men will see those attributes in us and will wish to emulate and associate with us and by this our lodge memberships will continue to grow in numbers of men willing to better themselves, their brethren, and all mankind. So that is why we continue to engage the community around us with such vigor.
Currently we have several Entered Apprentices and Fellow Crafts working towards their next step in Masonry. Please watch the calendar as we add more and more degree work to the calendar. Plus due to our community involvement we have read several new petitions for membership and have a couple, that I am aware of, that will be read in lodge soon….. Let’s finish out the year by assisting these new and potential Masons through their degrees.
October 10th will be Past Master’s Night and this is not want you want to miss!! We have an all-star degree team line up of Past Master’s and they are practicing hard to make sure that they confer a great degree that evening. Additionally we have a Prime Rib dinner planned that will be absolutely the best gourmet meal in Hickory! So make sure you mark your calendar for this one