Manfred Diel Jr
I would like to acknowledge a JOB WELL DONE to the officers on conferring of the Entered Apprentice degree and to welcome Brother Michael Sylvester and Brother Nathan Mulcahy, our two new Masons, to the Craft. It is my intention to continue the work and have the Fellow Craft degree conferred in May and the Master Mason degree conferred in June. This progression can only be ac- complished with the continuing dedication of the officers. I would prefer to have all of the officers free for the summer to maximize the time available to be spent with their families. This schedual would make our new Brothers eligible to sign the by-laws in September.
May 23rd is the Grand Lodge Annual and Overseas Lodge will be presenting the colors at the communication and also at the banquet that evening. This mission has been a privilege and an honor for the lodge. It seems that the same Brothers have been providing this detail every year. The positions are open to all members and I urge anyone interested in this service to take an active role in this honorable tradition.
We still have not defined a “mission” for the lodge. Although we have been a bit occupied in getting the degree work to a level of perfection, the essence of having a mission is to further define our purpose and contribute to the enrichment of veterans and active duty personnel. We will be re- visiting this topic at the May meeting.
Presiding in the East for our Worshipful Master, Fred Diel, is a task that I have assumed because of my duties as the elected Senior Warden. The success of this position is directly attributable to the commitment of the officers and I would like to thank them for the tireless energy that they continue to devote to the position and to the lodge. I am looking forward to having the new Brothers get a full measure of what it means to be a Mason and have the opportunity to receive more light, perhaps in one of the chairs.
For the Worshipful Master; Dale Euga, Senior Warden