Brethren, I would like to thank all who came out and supported the lodge in welcoming the ACCA Temple’s Potentate for 2017 Thornton L. Holt, Jr. – “Singing the Praises of the Shriners Hospitals”. The Illustrious Sir gave a wonderful talk, where he reminded us of the great amount of charity the Shriners provide, and the special lives that they touch every day. The Potentate made a point to put an extra emphasis on what binds us, the fact that we are all Master Masons. No matter what path we travel in masonry, it all starts with the Blue Lodge. The 172nd Grand Master of Masons in Virginia, Most Worshipful Vernon Stuart Cook was in attendance as well to hear the Potentate’s talk. When a Grand Master takes time out of his busy schedule to make an unofficial visit just to listen to a talk, you know it is a good one.
The Rainbow Girls prepare a delicious meal and your line officers did an excellent job with the ritual. Glen Allen is truly blessed to have such a strong and dedicated line of Officers.
Our November Stated is Past Master’s night; Worshipful Johnny Butler will be presiding in the East. Worshipful Johnny is home from the hospital and is doing well; he is excited to conduct the lodges business in November. Worshipful Johnny has given few details about his agenda but says he has all his officers lined up and the menu planned. I’m looking forward to seeing him and his officers bring the past back to life for a night, he also states that the doctors have him on two different types of blood thinner, so I know he will be very comfortable in the hot seat. Please brethren, come out and support your Past Master’s on their special night, it is always great fun.
As always, brethren please remember the sick and distressed, and keep their families in your thoughts and prayers. If you know of a Brother that could use a visit or call, please let us know.
Fraternally, Bro. Paul M. Moss III – WM