Dear Brother,

For the last 75 years, the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom has addressed his or her subjects through the Royal Christmas Message. It was first given by King George V on Christmas Day 1932, through what was then called the Empire Service, and is now known as the BBC World Service. At first only broadcast by radio, and then starting in 1957, by television, the Royal Christmas Message has been a tradition throughout the British Empire, and now the Commonwealth of Nations.

In 1998, Her Majesty’s Christmas Message first appeared on the Internet; in 2006 it was made available to be downloaded onto an iPod, and in 2007, it appeared on YouTube, which is a website where millions of video clips are available from all over the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Many different ways of communicating the same message………………that is the point of these remarks to you, my Brother. The teachings and principles of Freemasonry have been communicated in many different ways and methods down through the centuries. Some of the methods of communication are tried and true, and some are the most modern and up-to-date. More important than how communicate is WHAT we communicate. The message of Freemasonry needs to come through in all we say and do, each and every day of our lives.

You will see included in this trestleboard the ways your Gavel Club has communicated the message of Freemasonry during 2007. Please take note of the work they are doing………..good work, true work, square work. There are more designs on the trestleboard for Mozart Lodge #121 to communicate the message of Freemasonry in new and different ways, and to help all of us to convince the world of its good effects. Join with your brethren in communicating the message of Freemasonry in your lodge.

Happy New Year, and See you in Lodge

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Jack Daugherty, Worshipful Master