From the East
Greetings from the East! Since our last Stated Communication, Phalanx has been busy and there is a lot to talk about.
First, we have begun work on the Lodge. The dark blue and yellow are gone from behind the Senior and Junior Warden’s stations. The walls have been painted a blue to match the canopy of heaven during the day. The lights have all been replaced with bright LEDs. And the flotsam and jetsam of years gone by have been removed. In addition, the lights in the sitting room up-stairs have been replaced. There is more work to do, but we made a start.
Second, we showcased the lodge by hosting the Grand Master’s District Meeting. That’s right, the Grand Master was in our Lodge along with brethren from around the district. We had a very fine meeting and speakers from the Masonic Home for Children, Whitestone, NC Masonic Foundation, and the NC Mason.
And to top all that off, we have three events in the coming weeks that will showcase our lodge. The first will be a district wide Entered Apprentice Degree on April 24. Following that will be the Scottish Rite Reunion on April 27th and 28th. And in a couple weeks after that, we will be hosting a Certified Lecturer’s Master Mason degree. As WB Harder has said to me: “You can feel the energy in the Lodge!”.
I look forward to seeing you in lodge.
Bill Stout – Worshipful Master, PM
From the South
The lodge room has been painted, the carpets cleaned, the trestle board has been dusted, the south and west stations have been updated. I ask that you come and see for yourself how inviting your lodge room is. The lights are now using less energy and giving off more light – more Masonic light as well. We are trying new things to improve the facilities and working to improve ourselves in Masonry. There is part of the equation that is missing.
Chris Leuck, JW
From the Secretary
The spring continues to be quite busy, as reflected by the Master’s note above and the Calendar next page. We’re excited to be so active, and would love to involve you.
I salute WB Bill Stout for his determination in completing some renovation work in our building. Many thanks also to those who helped with lighting, drywall, painting and clean up. The changes, while not yet completed, are dramatic. I look forward to what a continued effort can bring.
Mike Hamrick, PM