My Brothers, It has been an honor and absolute pleasure serving as your Worshipful Master this year. I would like to thank you all for your participation, help and passion in 2016. We should all feel very fortunate at how alive Lodge No. 43 is. We are a shining example of how Freemasonry still matters in this modern age. Speaking of participation, we have been very busy these past few months! First, thank you to all the Officers, mentors, guides, and  verybody who made the October 29th One Day Class. We had 13 members in attendance and some spent the whole day also joining the Scottish Rite and Shrine. However, not all our candidates wishing to join on the One Day Class were available, furthermore, our normal Extra Meeting in November would have fallen on Thanksgiving. Therefore, I invite you to attend our Special and Extra Meetings on Saturday, December 3rd, beginning at 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM respectively, where we have obtained proper dispensations to confer all three degrees on three candidates, and confer single degrees on those candidates rescheduled from November. Again, thank you all for the work you do to make this Fraternity great and please help me in welcoming Brother TJ Quinn to the East in 2017!