Message from the East
April has been a busy month for our Lodge. We held an EA degree examination, and examined a candidate by the alternative method. We also conferred two Fellow Craft degrees. Many of the officers attended the Kennedy School; Right Worshipful Robert E. Simpson ran a great series of sessions on degree ritual work. We had a very good Stated Meeting, followed by delicious Lasagna and desserts. We were entertained by the excellent guitar playing of Brother Graham Bond. He was amazing!
May is shaping up to be a busy month as well. We have our Stated on the 20th of the month. We also will confer the Entered Apprentice degree on a candidate on the 9th of May. This will be held at the lodge at 6:30pm. I expect more degree work during the month, as we have a number of candidates and brothers in the pipeline. We will keep you informed via email. By the way, if you have a new email address or address, please let Brother Secretary Mark Chapman know. Some officers and I will also visit Alberene on the 13th of the month and attend their Stated.
I want you all to mark your calendars now for the upcoming Table Lodge. It will be held on June 24th, 2013. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm, the Stated will begin promptly at 7:00pm. All Entered Apprentices and Fellow Crafts are invited and encouraged to attend. Cost for the meal is only $5.00. Our speaker will be the Most Worshipful Jeffrey Eugene Hodges. Please RSVP our Junior Warden, Jason Pattison with your intention to attend. We need your RSVP in order to make sure we have enough food and drink for this event.
Finally brethren, please come to the Stated. We look forward to seeing you. I especially encourage those who have not attended lately, to come and renew the Mystic ties. As always, if any brother has need of assistance to attend Lodge or the upcoming Table Lodge, please let me know. We will make arrangements to assist you.
Brother L. Thomas “Tom” Hill, Jr.,