2021

Greetings from the East!

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Brethren, Well, here it is. My first Master’s Message. To be honest, it still hasn’t set in yet. With all the commotion and uncertainty that was 2020, the idea that I would ever be in a position of leadership, either at my job or within our Fraternity, never even occurred to me. Sure, plenty of […]

2020

Greetings from the East!

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Brethren, As the 2020 Masonic Year draws to a close, we remember just how difficult and unusual the period has been. And like many, I too did not envision this for my year as Master of our Lodge. I am relieved, however, with our progress throughout and pleased with what we have been able to […]

2020

Growth Rings

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The entire history of a tree, year by year, can be read in the circular groves that mark its annular cycle; its growth rings. Dry years, wet years, health and affliction, a scattered wildfire, or a lightning strike, all can be defined in those annular recordings. Those unique slices of time. Trees like redwoods and […]

2020

Greetings from the East…

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Actors in a Broadway show are immersed in the character they are playing in that show. Their entire existence is contained within the three walls of the stage. When an actor becomes aware that they are only a character in a show and notices that there is an audience watching them, they will sometimes step […]

2020

September 2020

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I hope this message finds you and your family safe and healthy. If there isanything that is needed, please reach out to the Relief Committee, and wewill try to help as best we can. I, for one, am looking forward to returning to our labors after these summer months. I hope everyone was able to […]

2020

What’s in a number?

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I’d first like to say that in the midst of the Pandemic weare all going through, I hope this message finds you andyour family safe and healthy. If there is anything that isneeded, please reach out to the Relief Committee and wewill try to help as best we can. We are surrounded by numbers. they […]

2020

Who is a Mason?

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I’d first like to say that in the midst of the Pandemic we are all going through, I hope this message finds you and your family safe and healthy. If there is anything that is needed, please reach out to the Relief Committee and we will try to help as best we can. Where are […]

2020

What is your Trestle-board?

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I’d first like to say that in the midst of the Pandemic we are all going through, I hope this message finds you and your family safe and healthy. If there is anything that is needed, reach out to the relief committee and we will try to help as best we can. —— The Trestle-Board […]

2020

White balls elect…

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We go through this protocol to elect a new candidate for membership. From the Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, “The custom of using white and black balls seems to have been derived from the Romans, who in the earlier days of the Republic used white and black balls in the judicial trials; the balls were cast into […]

2020

Greetings from the East!

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Brothers, What can we accomplish? I think that in today’s world we live in a constant multi-tasking environment. We are constantly bombarded with notifications and distractions. On our phones, on our computers. They are all around us. Do we ever spend time concentrating on one task for a good amount of time? For me, I […]