Your officers and lodge members have been through an interesting couple of months. As things have started to come together, I am reminded of a quote by Nietzsche, which states, “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. We have not only sur-vived but I believe that we have become stronger as a lodge. We have firmed up our officer corps, we have raised two new brothers, we have strengthened our finances and we have selected a new meeting place.
In the upcoming months we will be having a table lodge, organizing a picnic, planning a sitting masters ladies night, looking into an Oktoberfest, starting a new class of can-didates and visiting other lodges. This past Friday, we captured the traveling gavel from Laurel Lodge #237 and shared fellowship with those fine masons.
We are now in the process of planning to move our property from the USS New Jersey Lodge #62 to the Collingswood Cloud Lodge #101. This will take some organizing and some manpower. We could certainly use the help of any of our brothers who have moving experience and/or the vehicles and muscles need for such an undertaking..
We are please to announce that we have experienced increases in attendance at our regular and emergent communications. This has been gratifying to your officers as well as the candidates we are raising. Our MM degree last month was very well at-tended by our own members and our brothers from the other lodges in the district. We are very grateful for the support and fully intend to reciprocate. It is hoped that you will come to our regular communication in June and our table lodge on June 21st. If we do not see you there, have a great summer and we will see you at our new home at Collingswood Cloud Lodge # 101 in September except in case of emergency, should any such occur you will be given due and timely notice, if possible. Have a great summer and look for information about our picnic.
Your most humble and obedient servant,
George W. Niessner