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 projects.
The highlight for me, however, was our raising of 5 Master Masons at our outdoor degree amidst torchlight with over 60 Brothers in attendance. Our hearts were full that night in what I’d like to describe as a near-perfect display of Brotherly love. As the summer commenced, however, we continued to be at Lodge every Tuesday. No lights were dark at Olive Branch and the doors were always open to greet a Brother, shake his hand and offer him some food and drink.
This is our strength, Gentlemen, us together doing the work of Masons and being there for each other.
We’ve had a great year so far and I have seen us grow together, felt our bonds become stronger with each other. Our Lodge is our sacred retreat and our home, not because of its physical walls but what we
do and who we are within and outside of them, and what we’ve become as men.
I am looking forward to the next 4 months and sitting in Lodge with you. They will be busy ones but certainly nothing we cannot handle. Be steadfast Brothers, love yourself and each other and remember, we always will have each other.
Ken Long – Worshipful Master