A Message from the Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 43
Being Worshipful Master is like running a business, being a supervisor, councilor and spiritual advisor all rolled up into one. This responsibility has challenges and rewards at the same time.
The challenges are learning the Ritual, running the Meetings, making financial decisions, attending the Funerals and taking as well as giving advice. These challenges are better to be shared with capable and interested Brothers. I want to extend my gratitude to the Secretary, Officers, Past Masters, Trustees, Committee Chairmen, Mentors and Members who all pitch in and contribute to making this Lodge successful. Those who are not as involved, I highly encourage them to find some way to pitch in and contribute. You will not regret the feeling of Fellowship, Brotherhood and accomplishment you will share these fine Men of Lodge No. 43.
The rewards are helping those in need, seeing the Lodge work together, watching the Officers improve their Craft, making and meeting goals and working together to take on responsibilities.
The payment is seeing Brothers in the seats interested, contributing, participating and new Candidates knocking at our door.
This Month we are fortunate to have Brother Bryan L. Hill, PM visit our Lodge and deliver a presentation on “Traditional Observance Lodges”. Please make an effort to come out and take advantage this opportunity, support our Lodge and reap the rewards.
Paul M. Allen, WM Lodge No. 43 F.&A.M.
The statue of the Masonic Worshipful Master was carved in 1996 during Nat Gilchrist P.M. year as Worshipful Master. The intent was to have it passed each year to the incoming Master to enjoy in his home for the his year, then pass it on. Years of travel hasn’t taken its toll on him too badly, although his gavel has since broken off.