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From the East....


Happy New Year, my Brethren. Thank you for electing me as our Master for 2017. I am very honored to have been chosen by all of you to occupy the oriental chair for another year. This is my opportunity to finally get it right. In the workings of the Lodge, the Master is only a minor participant. Everyone plays a part in our success as a Lodge. The Secretary manages the cash flow and most of the administrative details. The Treasurer assists the Secretary in the financial details. The Wardens assist the Master in degree planning and keeping the Lodge well fed. The rest of the officers are essential in the proper presentation of the ritual and preparing for the next step in their progression. The sideliners are necessary to give us support to fill any vacant spot on the floor. Basically, it takes a village (a Lodge) to keep everything working.

I extend my special thanks to all who attended our Installation. It is such an easy process to put on an installation thanks to Shelley and Lawrence.

In the selection of the Installing Officers, I choose three very talented Masons with whom I would like to be like when I grow up. Wor. Forsyth excels in all tasks that he undertakes. Wor. Kendall Mills is a Mason’s Mason and is active in everything, especially Jobs Daughters. The Very Worshipful Ray Schmalz is another great Mason who came on to the DeMolay Foundation Board of Directors ready to work with a great attitude.

Those of you who did not attend the Feast of St. John, you really missed out. There was great fellowship, incredible food, and a very inspiring message on Civility and our responsibility as Masons by MW Russ Char- vonia, PGM and President of the National Civility Center. A very special thanks to all you helped make this event a success.

Got Crabs!!!! January 28 is our annual Crab Feed put on by Lawrence and Shelley. This event always sells out so get your reservation in early. Do not like crab? Reserve you substitute dinner in advance.

Come to Lodge on Tuesdays, you are all needed!



Sincerely and Fraternally.


Tim World, P.M.
Master, 2017







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