From the East
Greetings from the East. Labor Day is behind us and that means that summer is over. The kids are back in school and for most of us that means summer vacations are over.
Lodge attendance has been weak over the past three months, but with the end of summer, I would expect it to pick up. Dinners before lodge are being catered by Chef Roberto and the response has been very positive.
The Grand Lodge of North Carolina is holding its annual Communication in September. As always there are several amendments that will be on the ballot and I and the other officers from Phalanx that will be attending are looking for your input as we represent our Lodge. We will be reviewing these amendments at our September Stated Communication.
Bro. Ryan Jones and I completed the final session of the Middle Chamber program. I learned both a lot and how little I know. I encourage you to learn more about this program from the Grand Lodge and possibly attending next year.
Bill Stout – Worshipful Master
From the Secretary
There is a lot happening as we near the final quarter of the year, and not just with our second Tuesday Stated Communications, but the NC Grand Lodge Annual Communication and election of 2019 officers in the coming months. The 32nd Masonic District is quite busy as well, and I will begin adding other dates of interest at our neighboring lodges in the listings on the next page. This month, you’ll see two Master Mason degrees listed. Both of these lodges have appealed for assistance, as it takes 22 to cast a full Master Mason Degree.
Please consider attending one or both of these if you are able. The Brothers being raised are embarking on what can be a lifelong journey in Masonry, and what an impression it would be for them to find a full Lodge to celebrate this beginning with them.
Mike Hamrick, PM
From the South
I arrived at a meeting to find a note tacked to the door. It was from a man whose father had recently passed away. He left his number and wrote of four American Flags that his father had when he died. The flags are World War Two era, showing signs of age and not able to be displayed properly. The man’s son wanted to know if we would be able to honor his father by properly retiring the flags. The note ended by saying his father served in the army overseas in Germany and would be happy to know the flags were retired with honor.
Chris Leuck – JW