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 […]

2020

Greetings from the East!

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Brothers, May this New Year bring you and your families much love, joy, peace, and prosperity. Happy New Year! Thank you for electing me to serve as the Worshipful Master for the 2020 Masonic year. I will do my best to fill the shoes of the Worshipful Brothers who have come this way before. I […]

2019

Greetings from the East!

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Brethren, As the hourglass reminds us that our time here is finite, the sands are draining quickly on our year together! The next two months gives us only three regular meetings before our Installation of the 2020 Officers! I have always looked forward to this time as a Mason here at Olive Branch as I’ve […]

2019

Greetings from the East!

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Brethren, Welcome to October! I have always viewed this month as one of change, shorter days, turning leaves, colder nights and birds gathering for their southern winter vacation flight, and of course Scotchtoberfest! Change is something we Masons should be intimately aware of when we came from darkness to see the light. No doubt this […]

2019

Welcome back!

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Brethren, Welcome back! We got a lot done over the summer: redoing the Fellowship Hall floor and repainting both the Fellowship Hall and Kitchen and a great landscape clean-up on probably the hottest possible day of the summer! I wish to offer my sincere thanks to all those who came out to help with these […]

2019

Greetings from the East, June 2019

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Serv-ice “The action of helping or doing work for someone.” “Millions are involved in voluntary service” synonyms: act of assistance, good turn, favor, kindness, helping hand; assistance, help, aid, offices, ministrations “he has done us a great service” The definition of service can take many turns and have many meanings. I was honored this past […]