July 2015 Newsletter

From the East

As we transition into a new Masonic year, please recognize the tremendous leadership demonstrated by our Junior Past Master Edward Brown. Ed’s presence at 92 has been significant. He has always been an effective tutor for candidates but this past year, he led the Lodge in so many ways. He set precedents in terms of fiscal responsibility, commitment to charity, membership involvement, et al. I cannot overstate the positive impact he has left here and I am confident that he will continue to be an important active member of the lodge for years to come.

For the next twelve months, we will aim to build on the momentum Past Master Brown has so graciously passed along. At the July meeting, I will provide the membership with a list of specific goals and a plan for how to reach them. Be there. In short, I believe the time has come for Waco 92 to restore its presence in the Waco community. While studying at Baylor, I dove headfirst into historic records to dig up as much as I could regarding our old members’ contributions to Waco’s early years. Our history is inseparable from that of Waco’s most prestigious men and it was our members who came together so long ago to make this city special. Today, with the membership numbers dwindling across the state, we are faced with the very real danger of becoming irrelevant to the community and even forgotten. It is our duty to see that doesn’t happen. You can make a difference by attending lodge and contributing according to your abilities and skills. Waco 92 is the area’s most important lodge and because of that, we must lead the way to growth for the masonic future. A wise woman wrote:

“Never doubt that a small group can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Fraternally,
Robert Marshall

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