Manfred Diel Jr
With the winter upon us, I am so looking forward to Spring! I have never been a fan of cold weather although in the past I have been an avid hockey player and enjoy the game. We have a Providence Bruins game on the 27th and we will have the pleasure of members of the Pioneer Lodge and Jenks Lodge joining us on this outing.
The conferring of the EA degree went well and having so many brothers, guests, and Grand Lodge officers in attendance made the evening and the work of the evening a truly memorable event for our new brother, David Rothermel. At the dinner following, I had an opportunity to speak with Br. David at length and to get to know him better. His commit- ment and personality will be a great asset to the lodge, and the brotherhood at large.
I’d like to take this opportunity to address the rumor mill and an undercurrent that is fostered by a few and is showing its UGLY head. I address this to all brethren as follows: If you have an objection, criticism, adverse comment, or any other objective dissention to something that is occurring in the lodge, or about another brother, or something that I am not doing, should be doing, or doing to offend, please do not conspire and create ill will. Everyone is entitled to their own personal opinion. With that in mind, please have the per- sonal courage to confront me face to face and stop this behavior. Until next November, I am the only one that can make a difference. One issue that comes to mind is my decision to have dinner after the communication. That will remain unchanged throughout this year until November.
I am pleased to report that the Senior Steward, with the assistance of the Junior Steward, has arranged a shooting event at the Massasoit Gun Club for sometime in April and the details will be announced in lodge. This is another family event wherein we include wives, girlfriends, and significant others, and kids over 12. Everything will be made avail- able at the gun club for the participants and more details will follow.
Yours in the Craft, Dale P. Euga, Worshipful Master