In June many brothers and their ladies traveled to Nashua NH to have a special communication. There we performed the Fellowcraft degree at Ancient York Lodge #89 in Nashua NH on Saturday June 24th. Wherein we recorded Brother Mitchel Thomas and Brother Rick Wilmont as worthy Fellowcraft. The brethren in attendance were very impressed with our degree work and gave us a beautiful giant gavel to commemorate the occasion. The hope is that we will be able to return the gavel to them with a new plaque next year when they come visit us and perform a degree at Jenks Lodge. We then retired with our ladies to W:. Mike Henry's home for a wonderfully enjoyable evening of food and fellowship.
I know some of you are still having mailing issues and dues card issues please be patient as we work through to find the cause of these problems. You can always email, mail or call me with issues and I will do my best to get them addressed.
It has been brought to my attention that many of our members who have past the 25yr mark never received a 25yr pin. I hope to have a letter out to all of you soon with a date and time wherein I will present all of you who are in attendance a 25yr pin. If you or a member of Jenks you know has achieved 25yrs or more in the craft and never received a 25yr pin please feel free to contact me.
The officers and I will be diligently working on rehearsing the Master Mason degree over the summer. If you would like to possibly participate in the degree please call me or email me. I would like to have as many members as possible there and participating to make this the best degree we can for our candidates. Assuming all goes as planned the Master Masons degree will be held on are next regular communication on Sept 25th at 7pm. I hope many brothers will be in attendance so we can give the candidates the rousing round of applause they deserve for completing the degrees.
As we part ways and go dark for summer remember that wisdom comes from contemplation. Take time to consider the awe of the world around you. Reflect on your place in the lodge, the craft, the world, the cosmos and see the many miracles that occur in our everyday lives. Be grateful of life and all that comes with it.
“What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action”- Meister Eckhart
Yours in the Craft,
Worshipful Master Stephan Saraidarian