Brethren, Lodge No. 43 is faced with a unique problem. We have been receiving an overwhelming amount of petitions from men interested in joining this great fraternity. I would encourage you to please support these men on their Masonic journey by attending our extra meetings. It would mean a lot to this lodge, to our fraternity, and to these men, to have the doors of Freemasonry thrown wide open to receive them and to be greeted by a large audience of supportive Brothers.
I would also encourage you to make the most of your Masonic journey and pursue the Master Builders, Master Craftsman, or Master Pillar Awards. These certificate programs are designed to get you involved so that you may experience all Masonry has to offer. No fathomable value can be placed on such an experience, and I can assure you, you will reap the benefits of your labors.
On a final note, please be sure to support your Lodge and the First Masonic District’s Relay for Life Team, “Freemasons for a Cure”. The Relay for Life holds a very dear spot in my heart, having lost so many family members to Cancer over the years, and I know I’m not alone.
Please note: Unfortunately we will not be hosting a Benefit Dinner on Sunday, May 6th, due to lack of participation. As mentioned above please support our District’s Relay for Life team, and mark your calendars for Friday, June, 8th through Saturday, June 9th. Come out and join us at the Conestoga Valley high School track as your schedule permits, bring the family for this wonderful FREE event. So much of our charity is done behind closed doors that this is an opportunity for Freemasonry to be on display, please help me make this another successful year.
I look forward to seeing you at our next upcoming stated and extra meetings!
Your Humble Servant, L. Kenneth Bray III, WM.