Message from the East
First, I would like to thank you for allowing me the honor and privilege of serving Widow’s Sons’ Lodge as Worshipful Master for 2014. I will do my utmost to live up to the position you have so graciously bestowed on me. Widow’s Sons’ Lodge has a great and long history going back to December of 1799 when Bro. Edward Moore was elected as its first master. I look forward to a year of Masonic growth for our lodge in membership, fellowship, brotherly love and fun. I have a lot on the trestle board and with the capable help of all the brethren; we will have a great and prosperous year.
Some of the things I have planned, I hope will be both informative and enjoyable. The lodge has gone a bit too long without having anything that involves the family. I intend to have a ladies night this year so the ladies can share in what we do. I also am planning a picnic for our families and possibly some trips we can take together. The programs I have planned should be very entertaining and enjoyable. Our Table Lodge in June to celebrate the festival of Saint John the Baptist is going to be something you do not want to miss. I also hope before year’s end to put the Master Mason’s Degree on in costume. I have also created an 18th district Masonic calendar that you can find by clicking here or copying this URL in your browser:
I also hope to have this embedded in our web site in the not too distant future. If anyone wishes to add or update an event please contact me by phone or e-mail.
In R.W. Bob Simpson’s history of Widow’s Sons’ Lodge No. 60 he states, “Widow’s Sons’ Lodge No. 60 has the opportunity of showing the world that Masons are not just a group of men with no purpose. Masons are, or should be, men of conviction who believe deeply in the goodness of our fellows. We can prove to the world that Masons practice what they preach by being living examples in our community.” I have endeavored to pick brethren for my committees as well as the officers behind me who will help me in seeing that this goal is accomplished and carried forward in years to come.
Please do the lodge and yourself a great service by attending our functions and enjoying some great changes we plan to initiate. All suggestions and ideas for improving lodge functions or otherwise are greatly appreciated and encouraged. The officers and myself are there for you, so do not hesitate to call or speak up. Please help make Masonry the best that it can be. I ask for and need all the help I can get from each of you.
I have some wonderful gifts for our monthly Master’s hat drawings and for Masonic birthdays. Please come to lodge for an opportunity to go away with something tangible as well as More Light in Masonry.
Please mark your calendars for January 20th at 7:00 PM and join your officers and me in receiving your District Deputy Grand Master, RW Philip Harding Nelson, Jr. as he makes his official visit to our lodge. Let’s make it a night he will not soon forget. Please join us for a night of friendship and brotherhood with good food and fellowship after our meeting.
Lastly, I hope each of you and your families had a joyous and festive holiday, and I would like to wish you and yours a healthy and prosperous New Year.
Thank you and I’ll see you in lodge.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
William R. Bond, III