MESSAGE FROM THE EAST November 2018

Brethren, I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for the well attended Stated Meetings over the course of the past year. There is nothing more satisfying than to look out from the East and see a Lodge room full of Masons. Since coming back from summer break it has been my goal to focus on Masonic Education. I plan to continue to tailor our programs to be insightful and educational. I appreciate the positive feedback in regard to our past programs and have passed those kind words to our guest speakers. Pennsylvania Masons have an excellent opportunity to expand their Masonic knowledge by joining the Academy of Masonic Knowledge and getting involved in the Masonic Scholar Certification Program. This month Brother Michael Moran will be speaking to our membership about everything the Academy has to offer, and how YOU can get involved and take advantage of such a wonderful and unique program. To the best of my knowledge, Pennsylvania is one of the few Masonic jurisdictions offering this type of educational program. I hope you will join me in welcoming Brother Moran to our Lodge and look forward to another well attended Stated Meeting.
Your humble Servant,

L. Kenneth Bray III, WM

Fall Blood Drive

Join us at the Lancaster Masonic Center, Saturday, October 20, 2018, for our Annual Fall Blood Drive.  Please be sure to bring a Valid form of ID.  Donors will receive two (2) free admission vouchers to a Harrisburg Comedy Zone Show, Field of Screams Coupon, Oregon Dairy Coupon, and a Corn Cob Acres Coupon. 

Sponsored by the First Masonic District of PA.
Supports the Lancaster Dyslexia Center

**Please note the updated times for Donations beginning at 9 AM**

Message from the East – October 2018

Brethren, I would like to thank all of you for coming out to last month’s Stated Meeting, I hope everyone enjoyed the presentations and found them insightful and educational.  I’m also curious if anyone really reads these messages – I know I was guilty of skimming through my notice to look for important dates and events without taking time to read the message in the east. I would again like to challenge any member reading this that can recite the oath and obligation of any degree, to the best of their ability, to see me after the meeting for a special prize.  Even if you only can recall bits and pieces, I would love the opportunity to speak with you. Same rules apply as last month.

I also would like to remind all our members of our upcoming 233rd Banquet to be held at the Inn of Leola Villages on Thursday, November 1st, 2018.  On a final note, I want to extend my congratulations to the First Masonic District on taking 2nd place in the State-wide Ritual Competition.  Having the opportunity to serve on the team was an enriching experience and I invite anyone willing to learn the work and participate in your Blue Lodge degrees to see an officer for more information.

Your Humble Servant, L. Kenneth Bray III WM

Lodge No. 43’s Annual Banquet

Members and Guests are cordially invited to:

Lodge No. 43’s 233rd Annual Banquet
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Enjoy Hors d’oeuvres and Cocktail hour beginning at 5:30 pm. Cash Bar will be open from 6 pm until 9 pm. Soup, salad, and bread will kick off the evening. A lavish walking buffet will feature carving stations offering: Pasta, Chicken, Roast Beef, and Salmon. Enjoy whipped potatoes and assorted vegetables as sides.  After a hearty meal, enjoy assorted desserts, as we join and rejoice in fellowship for another wonderful year of Freemasonry!

Cost $35 per Ticket with Reservations, $40 at the Door without Reservations

**Please RSVP to the Lodge Secretary no later than October 20, 2018**

Message from the East – September 2018

Brethren, I hope you are all enjoying your summer and that you are all finding yourselves refreshed and ready to get back into the swing of things.  I made an announcement on Facebook, and would like to reiterate: If you can recite your Oath and Obligation from any degree, from memory, please see me for a special gift. 

Please note there is a limited amount of gifts and they will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. **Officers and Past Masters are excluded**

Brother William Mooney will be joining us and sharing a riveting presentation on the Battle of Gettysburg.  

Also joining us will be Brother Ed Stumm, representing the Tall Cedars and sharing the amazing work they do.  As always, I thank each and every one of you for making this year a success and look forward to seeing you all in September as we honor our Past Masters!

Your Humble Servant, L. Kenneth Bray III WM