The Gun Shoot at the Massassoit Gun Club was a success and we had 32 members and guests. Several of the novices went home with a feeling of pride and accomplishment in spite of the clowning around by the staff of the club. There has been a request to do this more than once per year and therefore I will be scheduling another shooting event in the fall when the rifle range is finished. The SW will make the announcement at the proper time.
The Fellow Craft degree went very well with Brother Rothermel. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the officers for making the rehearsals and delivering a degree with very few hiccups. The sad thing about that night was there were only three Brothers in attendance. This is disheartening for a new Brother and does not reflect well for any lodge. The Master Mason degree is scheduled for the June Communication. I would ask that you please set aside June 13th in your schedule and make plans around that night so that you can keep that date open to come to the lodge and support our new Master Masons.
We formally welcome Brother Ryan Sherry as a member in the lodge. His commitment and demeanor continue to bring the Masonic precepts for Overseas Lodge to that level of proficiency that we can continue to view with pride....and humility.
My Brothers, I bring to your attention the lack of attendance in the lodge. We have taken the initiative to schedule entertaining programs with speakers and professionals that actually have interesting things to share. This month we have the Commander of the Rhode Island Wing of Civil Air Patrol giving a formal presentation of the role of that
organization and how they interface with military groups and other public safety organizations throughout the state. Further, we have dinner after the communication where we can socialize without having to keep an eye on the clock. The conversations and bonding of the brotherhood has, as a result of this, become more laid back, developed some closer bonds, and just have some fun....food is much better also!
Yours in the Craft, Dale P. Euga, Worshipful Master