From the East
After having some technical issues with the website, we are back and happy to report that lodge activity is picking up. We have a new entered apprentice and another candidate scheduled for Saturday the 10th. Please come participate in the degree and witness Brother Senior Warden’s performance of the lecture in its full form which is rarely done in our area. Fundraisers are going well and we have been selling Jamba Juice smoothie shop cards at a high rate over the last month.
At the stated meeting on October 8, we will present the Community Builders’ Award and I hope you and your families will be there. We are also gearing up to work the coffee shop at Grand Lodge this December by gathering necessary supplies. If you can help work the coffee shop, please contact the Senior Warden so he knows to expect you. Brother Secrerary covers these and all the main announcements for the lodge in his message.
Recently, I had the pleasure of spending a weekend in a Mustang Island condo owned by a brother from Austin. While there, a local lodge performed a degree aboard the USS Lexington. I have traveled to lodges and seen degree work in many jurisdictions but this is an annual degree not far from us in Waco and I encourage everyone to attend it next year. On the same note, I know that many of you go on trips for refreshment and fun regularly. Be sure to check the areas you are visiting and go to the local lodges. Many times I have done so only to have my trip greatly improved by the fellowship I found waiting for me. Remember, too, that we are always traveling in a sense. Even when we are not traversing the globe, we are on a spiritual journey upon which it is our duty to constantly strive to improve ourselves. We must never be sedentary, never still or unmoved. “I am a traveling man. It is the only thing I know for sure. My insatiable curiosity and desire for knowlege are my ever-present companions on this trek.”