Message from the East
February is over and with it hopefully the snow and bitter cold. I want to thank our secretary RW Bill Bond and our DDGM RW Allan Anderson for expediting our dispensation to move our Stated Meeting date in February. Snow is fun with kids but can be dangerous to drive on late at night. The safety of the Brothers is more important than the date of the meeting.
RW Allan Anderson brought us Fraternal Greetings from our 170th Grand Master Reese Edward Carroll Jr. Our lodge was again awarded the Seymour Jonas Levy award for blood donations. Thank you to all that helped make that happen. RW Anderson also spoke wonderfully on maters of our own mortality. If any brother knows of a critically ill brother please let our DDGM know so he may contact our Grand Master. Our Grand Master wants to personally call these brothers.
I want all of the line officers to attend and highly recommend all able brothers to attend the Division Leadership Conference. This is a great way to meet the officers of the Grand Lodge. There will be a wonderful presentation on Cleopatra's Needle. You will also be able to meet next years Grand Master and speak to him face to face.
Let's not forget the Area Ritual School at Lee Lodge #209 in Waynesboro April 17-18. This is always a great time and a very good time to learn our ritual in a relaxed manner.
Finally I am pleased to announce that our very talented JW Mark Chapman has finished the last of the four paintings. It has certainly made our lodge room more beautiful. If you have not made it to lodge in awhile March will be a very good month to come back and see this beautiful artwork.
Sincerely and Fraternally,