“The strength of the Fraternity is each individual member…the strength of each member is the Fraternity”. These are words that I believe in strongly. In the month of October, we initiated seven new brothers, each of whom will strengthen the lodge and the fraternity and in turn will be strengthened by the lodge and fraternity. We have seen the return to lodge of brothers who have been absent and have seen a rejuvenation of our ritual and a strengthening of our lodge in general. We still have a way to go. I recently received a phone call from one of our past masters. He asked “ what can I do for the lodge”. We welcome this communication and encourage each and every one of our members to ask themselves the same question. The most obvious answer is to come out to lodge and see what is happening. Get reacquainted with the brethren and support our efforts.
We held an EA degree during our emergent meeting in October during which we initiated the last 2 of our candidates. There were more than 25 brothers on the sideline including 2 sitting masters, a number of fellowcrafts, 4 of our newly initiated brothers and several members of our lodge. The degree work was among the best that I have seen. Those of you who missed it, missed a great experience. There are still many great experiences on the way. Come see these EAs become FCs.
By the time you have read this we will have had a Hayride/October Fest, and a movie night. You can join us in November for our regular communication, our FC degree, our Grand Lodge of Instruction, our Ladies Night and our Square and Compass Day. In December we will have our annual elections and our open installation. As you can see we have many things planned. Come out and be part of it. I look forward to seeing you..
Your most humble and obedient servant,
George W. Niessner