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Master's Message

Henry L. Palmer Lodge #301 Free & Accepted Masons Wauwatosa, WI

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

April Showers

Greetings Brethren & Ladies of Palmer!

Spring is upon us and with that the promise of renewal and rebirth. We have just completed our first Master Mason degree of the year. Brethren if you have not been to lodge lately this would be an opportune time to revisit some of the old ghosts as we welcome our newly raised Master Mason.

As stated earlier our March stated meeting was moved a week later so that members of our Lodge could attend the Tripoli Shrine’s “Sportsmens’ Night” this was a great event for a grand cause and allowed Henry L. Palmer’s members to commiserate in a fun and Masonic event. Watch for upcoming events either in the Templegram or on our webpage http://www.henrylpalmer301.org/Events

April brings about one of our oldest and most favored events and that is the annual Spaghetti Dinner. This will be held at 4 pm on Sunday April 23rd and is always a capacity filling event so request your tickets now either see one of your officers for tickets or a request can be made from our Brother Secretary, John Wackman. Another event coming up shortly will be the rescheduled Beer & Cheese Pairing that will be held in the lounge at 7 pm on Friday April 21st. This is a Friends and Family event and please we need RSVPs Contact me at 262.391.5716 or wm@henrylpalmer301.org for more information.

The MPTV Great TV Auction is a tradition in Wisconsin and they are always seeking help. The dates are April 28th to May 6th. I will be volunteering to man the phones and am seeking a group to accompany me. It is a great time, they follow the Masonic tradition of feeding us too. This is an easy way to get exposure to demonstrate that Freemasons are a charitable and endearing fraternity. So plan on coming down and volunteering for a few hours. Talk to me about scheduling.

All of us became Masons for the same reason: to become better men. What principles underlie our reasons or define this ideal differs greatly between us. Still, this one tradition solidifies us as brothers. And as often the story goes we enter into our obligation with zeal and fortitude, we do “our thing” and as life has a way of happening we find other worthy endeavors that fill our time. Part of Masonry for me is legacy. I came to Palmer lodge because it was the lodge of my father because what I saw in my father and the brethren around him exemplified the testament of “good men and true.” I have found it fortunate to still be in the company of such men. Being a Mason is an eternal commitment, our teachings suggest that our work goes beyond our earthly ways and this commitment should not be regulated to a yearly dues card and a monthly Templegram. Every Mason has a lifetime of knowledge and experience within them; knowledge and experiences that needs to be shared for future Masons. This is your history, your legacy come be part of this so we can celebrate all of our Masonic accomplishments – let us all be fortunate to be in the company of good men.

In Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty

Khristian E. Kay, WM