The Master's Word
We are now coming up toward the end of the calendar year and most of our lives begin to get very busy with the holiday season. There are also some very important events coming up at the lodge that you will enjoy.
Our Stated Meeting on November 1st will be very interesting. As part of this year's theme, "Service to the Community" and since Veterans Day will come later in the month, our Senior Deacon, Drew Steadman, is going to give us a talk about the U.S. Coast Guard. Br. Steadman is a graduate of the Coast Guard Academy and retired after twenty years service with them. The Coast Guard works on many fronts and while I'm sure Br. Steadman will not be able to touch on all of them I'm sure he will have plenty of interesting information for us
At the November Stated Meeting we will be electing our officers for 2017. Make sure you are present for this very important activity and demonstrate your suppor
We will have up to four 1st degree candidates in November, depending on the results of the investigations and balloting. If all four are accepted, two double 1st degrees will be scheduled. Keep on eye on the calendar.
The program for the December Stated Meeting will feature the grand piano that has been placed in our dining room this past year. You will learn about its manufacturer, its history and possibly even hear some beautiful music played.
Our annual Holiday Party is scheduled for Saturday, December 6th. Please invite as many children as you can. We welcome the children of our members, their friends and families. Pancake breakfast at 9:00am followed by a Puppet Show and visit from a very special Mason in a red suit. This has always been one of my favorite events at this lodge.
Our annual Installation of Officers will be on Saturday, December 17th. Please plan to attend to show the new line of officers your support.ngly.
Finally, since this is my last Master's Message, I want to thank the lodge for the opportunity to serve as master this past year. It has been one of the greatest honors of my lifetime. I especially want to thank our officers and regular participants for the great work they did this past year. It's your efforts which made this year a success.
Thank you very much.