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Master's Message

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

Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy New Year!

U.S. Army Specialist James Watson received a commendation from W.M. Patrick Cholka of Palmer Lodge, along with a certificate of appreciation and the applause of his brethren at the November Stated Meeting. Brother Watson is being reactivated in January for a second tour of duty in Iraq.

W.M. Cholka also informed Brother Watson that his dues will be remitted by the lodge while he is away, serving his country on active duty. The idea of excusing servicemen on active duty from payment of annual dues was proposed in June, and was authorized by the brethren at the October meeting.

Brother Watson received his degrees in Palmer Lodge in 2008. He dedicated himself to rapidly learning and perfecting his posting so he could advance to Master Mason before going back on active duty. Now he anticipates being a full participant in military lodge activities wherever he may be billeted.