Lodge No. 43, F. & A. M.
Whereas, the practice of Freemasonry remains strong and steadfast in the County of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and for its own part, Lodge No. 43, Free & Accepted Masons rededicates itself to the engagement of all its members, but most especially those that are residents of the Masonic Village of Elizabethtown.
Whereas, involving the newest members of our lodge and the fraternity is in the best interest of Freemasonry and directly results in better practice, understanding, and appreciation of the craft; and
Whereas, it is our duty to make certain our brothers that are residents of the Masonic Village deserve our oversight and they are not in want,; and
Whereas, Lodge No. 43, F. & A M. recognizes that some of our brothers, now in their golden years, may have special needs or require our assistance in some way, ; and
Now, I, Brother Thomas E. Hopta, Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 43, F. & A M., hereby declare and proclaim that the 21st day of April, 2012, shall be ever known as an official day of visitation and brotherhood among all the members of this lodge residing at the Masonic Village; that it is my will and pleasure that as many members of this lodge that are not a resident of the Masonic Village shall visit those that are; that our purpose to visit our brethren that are residents of the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown is to provide fellowship and determine any special needs or requirements; and by this proclamation, let it be known to all members of Lodge No. 43, F. & A M. that this lodge will never forget our brothers that are residents of the Masonic Village of Elizabethtown.
I hereby encourage and request that all members of Lodge No. 43, F. & A M. that possibly can visit the Masonic Village of Elizabethtown on April 21 st, 2012, to participate in our -offici-al day of visitation.
I hereby affix my signature this 14th day of March, 2012 AD., 6012 AL.
Thomas E. Hopta Worshipful Master
George G. Sheldon, Jr. Secretary