Greetings from the East!


I hope you all had a prosperous and healthy summer. As our refreshment draws to a close, I look forward to seeing you once again in the Lodge. We had some great fellowship and some more amazing changes to the building during the past few weeks.

I went on a vacation this summer to Florida, and it made me think about traveling in general. The different places you visit, the sites you see, and the people you meet. You never know who you will run into or their story. We as Masons are very fortunate. Wherever we travel, we could meet a Brother, go to a Lodge, and feel at home anywhere. We meet others who share a bond like no other. I have never met a Brother who did not greet me with a smile nor immediately make me feel like family. Nothing that I have been a part of has ever given me the same pride and assurance that I am never alone. We should all travel more! We need to make an effort to get around our district and even more so throughout our Grand Jurisdiction. While my schedule does not allow me to take advantage of visiting other Lodges much this year, as it lightens up, I am looking forward to taking visiting Brothers up on their offers to come to their Lodges. I am excited to be introduced in their Masonic homes, meet new Brothers, and hear their stories.

At our home, the 2023 Officer Line has been busy preparing for our Advanced Station Entered Apprentice Degree. We are very fortunate to have had the assistance and great support from the Past Masters and I want to thank all that have been involved this summer.

I’m very much looking forward to a great fall season at Olive Branch. Please join us and visit the Lodge; there are some newly renovated spaces to behold, new Brothers to meet, and new stories to be created!

Peace and Harmony,
Br. Lee
Worshipful Master