- June 2015 -
Note: Dinners will be held at 6:30pm
I usually try to share some light or wisdom in these articles from the East, but my mind is feeling a little devoid of deep thought at the moment. I’m realizing that this year is already half over, and I’m looking around trying to determine what we’ve accomplished so far and what remains to be done.
Respecting those items in the “accomplished” column, I must say, I think the officers have done a great job this year. The degree work, aside from some minor hiccups, has been spot on. As for the kitchen crew — they have been phenomenal. I haven’t had a complaint yet... well, except when they run out of milk to go with my dessert. *chuckling*
Over the Summer we will be having a Poker Night. I still need to finalize the details, but we will have it on Friday, July 17. We’ll have Pizza at 6:30, and we’ll start playing poker at 7:30. I’m thinking we’ll let the brothers have a couple beers, as we need to limit the drinking due to legal concerns. If you plan to attend, please let me know so we can plan accordingly for the food and drinks.
Remember that we will be having our Family Barbeque on Friday, August 28th at 6:30pm. Think of it as a special Family Dinner just before returning to our labor in September.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Summer. Spend some quality time with your wives, your kids, family, friends... and come back to us with some wonderful stories to share.
I am writing this while peering at my computer through itchy, watery, bloodshot eyes, longing for the relief the full blast of summer will bring as it puts the plants back into hibernation until next year!
Vegas 32 is now fully into its stride for 2015 and off to a fine start. The active leadership of Worshipful Brother Bill and his ever ready willingness to coach along with a full plate of work keeps us on our toes and keeps the bar high concerning our standards of ritual.
As always I can’t wait for Friday night to roll around so I can enjoy the camaraderie of the brethren and escape, if only for a short while, the frenetic hurly-burly of the ever present demands of life!
Our Grand Master reminds us of the importance and sanctity of “integrity” when confronted with challenges to a code of sworn secrecy by those who would permit him safety and/or spare his life. His response was decisive and proved fatal when he defiantly proclaimed, “My life you can have, my integrity never!”
I often wonder, if given this ultimatum, I would be so courageous in my response. But more to the point, would I be willing to let my integrity be compromised for less? Wealth, fame, honors, or even the acceptance of others. We see evidence of compromises to one’s integrity by those around us everyday. It is almost as if “everyone is doing it... and profiting from it.” If that is the case, can it be so wrong? And who would really know?
Every Mason would, and he’d see it every time he looked himself in the mirror. Ask yourself “Is my integrity there or not?”
This will be a short article for me this month! We are still lacking in members paying their dues, so again I will be contacting the Grand Secretary to assist me in getting those who owe for 2014 and 2015 to pay up. If not, they will be suspended for Non-Payment of Dues at the September stated meeting.
Please check your dues card and make sure that it is current. Remember if you are suspended from your Blue Lodge then you are suspended from any and all organizations that require you to be a Blue Lodge member in good standing.
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