Greetings from the East!

My Brothers,

As the autumn air will slowly start to make its way to our quarries, I hope you all enjoyed your summer
break, no matter where it may have taken you. I pray that it was relaxing and refreshing and that you
return to the Lodge with a renewed vigor, ready for the remaining work ahead.

This month’s biggest event is our Advanced Station Entered Apprentice Degree, with Brother Lee
Friedland sitting in the East. I look forward to seeing how it all comes together after all the work his team
has been putting in during the summer months. The gentlemen being initiated have been patiently waiting
for this day and I know Brother Lee and the Officers of 2022 will certainly impress them (and those of us
watching) with their efforts.

Space is short and time is of the essence so, I leave you with this quote and a question.

“In general, men prefer to let their actions speak instead of words. When they’re in pain, they
don’t want to burden anyone with it, not if they can help it. They don’t want anyone to worry
about them. That’s how they are. Even so, there may come a time when they’ll ask for your help.
And when they do, I know you’ll be there for them…”

Will you be there to lift someone while they are at
their lowest? Or will you walk by and try not to
burden yourself? The decision you make, your
actions, speaks volumes.

WM Andrew