I am writing this, my last master’s message, with feelings of joy and sadness. As one thing comes to an end others are just beginning. The next several weeks will be very eventful. We will be holding an open house on black Friday to help the public better understand what Free Masonry is all about. We will be holding a Ladies night to show our gratitude to our ladies for the sacrifices they have made over the past year. We will be electing and installing the new officer line during an open installation. We will be having a Christmas Party in cooperation with Collingswood Cloud Lodge #101. And finally, I will be transferring the gavel to Brother Lane should the lodge see fit to elect him.
I, myself, look forward to continuing to serve the lodge in any manner that the membership deems appropriate. It is incumbent on all of us to remember that the blue lodge is or should be your primary Masonic entity. Without blue lodge, the appendant and co-ordinate bodies could not exist. First and foremost you must become a Master Mason before you can join any of those other bodies. This is not to say that the work of these bodies is not important but do not leave your blue lodge behind. Find time to come back to your lodge. Attend a regular or emergent communication, a lodge activity, or in some other way reconnect with your lodge.
We miss you and hope to see you soon.
When the new Masonic year begins, we can all look forward to the new master’s messages. Thank you all for your help and support this year. Live in peace and may the God of love and peace delight to dwell with and bless you.
Your most humble and obedient servant,
George W. Niessner