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Master's Message

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

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Tidings from May

Greetings Brethren & Ladies of Palmer!

Spring is in the air! And with spring comes our yearly sprucing up of the lodge. This year’s spring clean up is on Sunday the 2nd This would be a great time to come down to lodge and have a coffee and a donut as we are in need of overseers for the cleaning of the lodge. April was a good month for Henry L. Palmer lodge we held our first of many Master Mason degrees as we raised brother Edgar Brooks to the sublime degree of Master Mason; congratulations brother and welcome to the lodge! Again many thanks to the brethren that helped out with the degree it is great when brothers can work together in a harmonious manner. It was wonderful to have visitors from other lodges present and assist in the raising of our brother; again many humble thanks to Frank Mayer for all the work he has done with our lodge. We are planning another Master Mason degree for May the 14th and it would be a grand event if we can get more brothers on the sidelines so pencil us in for May 14th at 7pm and come to lodge; not only is it good for the craft but it also is a great way to polish up any tarnished parts or points.

At press time we still have our Spaghetti Dinner and Ladies Table Lodge to take place but I am sure things went well. More will be discussed next Templegram. But speaking of next: keep in mind brothers that our stated meeting for May has been moved up to the 21st so as not to conflict with the Memorial Day weekend. That being said we also have a grave matter to vote on as a lodge. Our trustees have brought forth a proposal of necessity explaining the need to raise our annual dues. Discussions have been had and I am sure more are to come but either way we will be voting on this matter at our May stated meeting. So now more than ever your voice needs to be heard and it can only be heard at lodge. Also we have some new petitioners to our lodge and may well be voting on their disposition that evening also.

May 8th will find your officers in Wausau for a degree competition run under the direction of ritual master extraordinaire Pat Cholka we have a fine corps but we could still use your well wishes. Well, I could still use the well wishing and any other help being proffered.

With that the earth has demonstrated the miracle of rebirth once again flowers are blooming the sky is filled with the sounds of birds and forest animals, we can see the visible signs everywhere of renewal. These visual reminders of the miracle of life are reminders to each one of us to live our lives as a visual reminder of what Freemasonry is. We are the embodiment of the spiritual lodge, a visual tool for all to see and measure, to circumscribe and navigate by. We are the living compass and square, those useful and visible tools by which we communicate our friendship, morality and brotherly love.

In Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty

Khristian E. Kay, WM