Tidings from the West
The kickoff event of the year, the Centennial Dinner is now a wonderful memory. Now our efforts must go forward to make this a wonderful year. This can't happen if only three or four people are planning and carrying forward those plans. Everyone in the lodge must get involved in some way. We usually have a good showing for degree work and Worshipful brother Tim and all of the officers here appreciate that showing during the month and the new candidate appreciates it as well.
Our Grand Lodge Visitation is coming up on March 7th and our State Wide Open House will be on us before we know it on May 5th. Worshipful Brother Tim and I will be getting together solidifying plans for the year with picnics and Bar-B-Ques in the pavilion, Bingo games, more visitation of the brothers and widows of members who can no longer come to lodge meetings, working on those with “rusty trowels” for some reason or other no longer come to meetings.
Working on membership by keeping our eyes open and a ready petition in our pockets for those who ask us. This also includes that we advertise to other men around us, in our workplace or in places where we congregate with others, that we are proud Masons. We wear our rings and pins proudly, we display calendars or car emblems at work and in our houses and apartments and we freely talk about the events that are happening in the lodge positively. This attitude will spread to those men around us that things are happening here and attract those who are first Masons in their hearts to ask that question which we all want to hear “How can I become a Mason?” Any and all suggestions are welcome and I am always by my phone (its glued to my hip).
Senior Warden Benjamin Johnson