Masters Message May 2017

Hello Brothers,

We have another month in the books and I can't believe how quickly it is all going. Once again the brothers of Jenks Lodge traveled together enjoying each others company and fellowship. We were together at Washington Lodge for the GM's visita- tion. The program for the evening was all about the wonderful murals that lodge room has and the hard work they are put- ting in to restore them. I have directed our charity committee to contact Washington Lodge and see if there is a way we can be of assistance to them in that endeavor. The Brotherhood Night at Grand Lodge was a great night out. We got to see, sit and talk with so many wonderful brothers from across New England. It is always nice to meet on the level. The highlight of the month was most assuredly meeting the Grand Master of Israel at the DDGM visitation to St. John's #1p. His message of universality, unity and acceptance was very well received by all accounts.

Last nights meeting was well attended with a very thought provoking presentation by Bro. Shai Afsai of Redwood Lodge. The meeting ran a little long on account of some forgetfulness on my part and ended with some spirited debate. It was an- other enjoyable evening none the less. Whether you agreed or disagreed with Bro. Shai's assertions it is important to chal- lenge oneself to try and see things from another man's perspective. Only through contemplation can we gain wisdom. Re- member the words of Socrates “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for”.

I have received many phone calls, letters, and emails about dues bills and dues cards. We are aware of the issue. I won't bore you with the specifics but it is being handled and I expect all will have their dues card in due time. I welcome all com- munications on this or any other issues. The best way to contact me is via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This May's meeting has been moved via dispensation to May 15th since our regularly scheduled meeting night conflicted with the 226th Annual Communication of Grand Lodge. Our speaker for the evening will be David Brody. He will discuss his newest book Echoes of Atlantis: Crones, Templars and the Lost Continent. I have seen Mr. Brody give several presentations and have enjoyed each one. I hope you will come and join your brothers for a great meeting.

May 20th is the 80's prom party at Jenks Lodge. Break out your favorite 80's gear and get ready to have a totally awesome time!! $25 per ticket per person. You must purchase in advance. Please RSVP to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or join the event on facebook. Dinner will be Baked Chicken, roasted potatoes, pasta and meatballs or sausage to be followed by desert. 80's Music will be blaring with opportunities for photos and dancing!

I hope to see you soon, till then remember these wise words.
“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”

- Dale Carnegie

Yours in the Craft,
W:. Stephan Saraidarian