I hope as the weather gets warmer everyone is finding the opportunity to get out and enjoy a little fresh air. It was certainly refreshing to see so many brothers coming out to support our DDGM and his official visitation in February. It is a wonderful feeling to sit in the east and see the sidelines filled so I thank all who came out to last month’s communication.
In a similar vein, March’s meeting will be the Most Worshipful Grand Master’s official visitation to the Metro District and to Jenks Lodge. I hope that we will be able to fill the sidelines again and show our support to MW Peter Iacobacci as he has shown support to Jenks Lodge throughout his term of office. The presentation for the evening promises to be both entertaining and informative. Worshipful Ryan Flynn of Ancient York Lodge in Nashua, NH will be presenting a non-masonic explanation of the symbolism, both obvious and hidden, of the Sistine Chapel. As this is a non-masonic presentation I encourage the brethren to invite their significant others should they like to attend. We will have wine and cheese available for our guests during the business meeting and we will recess for the presentation so we can all enjoy it together. I hope to see you for what promises to be a wonderful evening.
One note of general business to mention in closing. In an effort to provide for the future planning needs of the lodge we have begun the process of conducting a general membership census. This census will take the form of either a written or online membership survey which we will ask all members to fill out in a timely manner. This questionnaire will include such basic information as address, phone, email, etc. but it will also include questions which will allow the lodge to look forward in a more informed manner. Questions such as “what is your preferred method of communication” can assist the lodge in saving money on postage costs. Questions as to how many children or grandchildren you have will allow the lodge to anticipate the number of college scholarship applications we can expect in the coming years. All of these types of demographic information will assist the lodge in looking to the future with open eyes and I thank you in advance for your participation in this effort.
Fraternal regards to all and I hope to see you in March,
WM Jenks #24
Jenks Lodge #24 F&AM
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