Message from the East

My Brothers,

As we travel together I am continually humbled by your dedication to our lodge and the Craft. We raised brother Cleaves during a Special Communication at Wamesit Lodge. The road to the lodge was closed due to a water main bursting yet the sidelines were filled and the officers did their jobs with style. Thank you all. I especially would like to thank our two Right Worshipfuls, Brothers Amasa Brown and Archie Campbell. They took the third section and made it look like a conversation. Many thanks to Brother Ralph Reed and Worshipful Bill McPhee for playing a critical role. Brother Watson continues to amaze and I’m glad I didn’t close before he had the chance to present the charge. Brother Paquette has been feeding us well and making it difficult to stay on my diet.

We have a very busy October ahead of us. There’s the Comedy Night which we hope will bring an infusion of fun and cash to our lodge. We are hosting a pig roast. Brother Walter Hunt is presenting his talk on Anti-masons.

Please remember our distressed brethren in you invocations to Deity. A call or visit always makes a brother feel better.

The “Funeral Box” is now complete. It contains the three Great Lights thanks to Brother Rawnsley’s donation of the new Square and Compasses. We have the necessary Officers’ Aprons as well as twenty one white aprons donated by several brothers. The large print books for the Chaplain and Master were provided by Worshipful Brown. Thanks to all who recognized this sad but important duty we have to our brothers who pass on to the Celestial Lodge.

Those of us who the lodge has chosen to be officers will have a busy time, too. It’s Official Visit season. All Officers should do their best to make as many Officials as they can. The Officials are required for me and the Wardens. If you can’t make it to an Official make sure Right Worshipful Campbell gets a call. The rules say we have to do this but I can assure you that Brother Campbell makes being on his suite a pleasure. Let’s support Archie as he has supported us.

We meet on the level and part on the square. There is nowhere I would rather be than in your company.

Fraternally,

Brother John Ruggiero


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