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Master's Message

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

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

December's Message

Brethren & Ladies of Palmer,

In what seems a very long time ago, I rapped on the inner door of Henry L. Palmer Lodge and entered the world of Freemasonry to begin my journey as a Mason, and thanks to your vote of confidence, encouragement and assistance, will mark a milestone in that journey by serving as your Worshipful Master for the ensuing year. The significance of serving in this capacity is doubly enhanced by presiding in the 100th year since the inception of the Lodge. We will have much to do in continuing the regular business of the Lodge as well as having a number of events scheduled to celebrate our centennial. With the able assistance of an excellent cadre of officers and members, we should look forward to a rewarding, productive, and enjoyable year. Again, thank you for your confidence and trust in my abilities to lead our Lodge, and I will certainly endeavor to meet your expectations.


John F. Wackman, Worshipful Master Elect

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

December's Message Part One

Greetings Brethren & Ladies of Palmer!

And now winter is howling at our doorstop… not unlike the seasons we must go through a birthing process of renewal which leads not unto a death but of a rebirth. Which is my verbose means of saying my time as Master of this lodge is coming to an end. It has been a good road traveled well with many interesting sights and doings along the way. Our third annual Jr. Warden’s Chili Contest was another success promoting friendship and brother… er… brother AND sisterhood as this year the Golden Rule participated in the contest (pictures are available on-line in the Photo Gallery section of our website.) We have recognized our 25/50 and even 30 year members, tipped our hats with gratitude towards our Past Masters and have bowed in reverence to those women who were and are the backbone of all masons: our ladies and widows. We have passed several Fellowcrafts and look forward to their raising next year. Again, symbolism of the rebirth process.

And as traditions go many great ideas were put forth most followed upon and some unfortunately had to be set aside. But our elections have been cast and a new set of officers with great ideas of their own are ready to be installed, do not forget that our installation of officers will be on Saturday, December 11th at 7pm. Also, while I still get to remind you of things, our December Stated meeting is on December 10th and I do hope you attend as I get to close out my year with a presentation of Palmer’s 2010 “Mason of the Year” and other recognitions. Also, Sunday, December 5th finds our Pizza with Santa program which is a delight for children of all ages – attend to your calendars and make sure you bring the children!

I thank you for your support these past twelve months and hope that I leave you feeling that my time in the East was well spent. It is an honor to be called brother by a brother mason and it is ever so humbling to have been asked to lead such men.

Thank you

Khristian E. Kay, WM