Another month has past and we prepare for the presentation of the fellow Craft degree on our two candidates. They have been working very hard in preparations of their proficiency. If they and the officers are ready, it is my intention to perform the Fellow Craft degree at the June meeting.
A Masonic Lodge is not a building but an organization of Masonic Members working together to form that lodge. Sometimes we forget it is our responsibility to assist the officers in the operation of the lodge. It is necessary for a lodge to have active and engaged members to be successful.
We are a unique lodge, considering that to be a member one must have served in the Armed Forces. That eliminates many masons and good men from becoming members. With this reduced pool of potential members, we are at a disadvantage in recruiting new members. Many of our members also belong to other lodges and they are in line in those lodges. This also reduces the availability of their participation in our line.
Next year will be the 100th Anniversary of Overseas Lodge and we should celebrate that event. We will need help with the planning and execution of the celebration. We are think- ing about a picnic this summer and a possible ladies at the table this fall. Just some thoughts about possible programs and of course any help would be greatly appreciated.
Until we meet again I hope all are well and I wish you many successes in your life. Fraternally,
Bryan Martin Worshipful Master