From the East....
At the November stated meeting, we are required to show our respect and allegiance to our nation by formally presenting the flag. Whether you are a citizen of this nation or not, you must show our flag the respect it is due, for it be the freedoms that it represents, that we have the freedom to gather as Masons.
We will be electing new leaders to take this Lodge into it's 150th year. Brother Phil Davis is well suited to fill the oriental chair and has many great events planned for next year.
I wish to thank the brethren of this lodge for electing me to serve as Master of this lodge for the third time. Both the California Penal Code and the rules of baseball say "three strikes and you are out". Therefore, on December 10 I must put down the gavel and do my part to support the future leaders of this Lodge. This shall also make it much easier to concentrate on the two other big jobs that I have, Officer's Coach and Building Manager.
Please remember the Lodge Holiday Parter on Saturday, December 2. It is a great event for our families. Bring out your families and friends. There will be great food, a great puppet show and a visit from Santa Claus, so do not miss out!
Of course, the first event of Phil's year is the Feast of St John. This is a special time of Masonic fellowship and every Mason should make the effort to attend.
As the sun sets on this year, I must offer my gratitude to the officers on a job well done, to the Secretary, Lawrence and Shelley, for all of their behind the scenes work, to David for his leadership and counsel, to Richard for his ideas and counsel and to Ed for his support and helping me get out of the larking lot. I also look forward to seeing Tigran as Master of this Lodge in a few years.
To the love of my life, Lois, thank you for all that you do. Somehow while running the Grand Bethel of California, she still has time to take care of me. I love you so much.
Sincerely and Fraternally.
Tim World, P.M.