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Master's Message

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

Sunday, January 01, 2012

January's Message

January 2012

Brethren and Friends of Palmer,

The year 2011 is now history, and to paraphrase Tom Wilson, the “Ziggy” cartoonist, we have a whole new year to mess up”! Seriously, last year was a great year at Palmer Lodge and we accomplished about everything we set out to do. As Worshipful Master, I could not have asked for a better or more productive year. Together we hosted many successful events, including those celebrating our centennial, conferred many degrees, improved the building and generally raised the bar as to what a Lodge of Freemasonry is all about. We still have challenges, but I’m confident the efforts and level of dedication of all our officers and members will be more than equal to them. Thank you all for making 2011 a great year at Palmer!

December was a very busy month. On the 2nd we initiated two entered apprentices; Brothers Timothy Meyer and Matt Chiefro. On the 4th, we hosted our now annual Pizza with Santa to the enjoyment of 68 children. Each year this event has grown and proven more successful under the guidance of Bro. Jack L. Jones, our venerable Secretary. Finally, we installed our officers for 2012 on December 10th. I would again like to thank the members of Palmer Lodge for allowing me to serve as Worship Master for a second term, congratulate the newly installed officers, and extend our appreciation to all that contributed to this event.

Finally, congratulations are in order from Palmer Lodge to Bro. Art Karos as our 2011 Mason of the Year. Bro. Karos has contributed immeasurably to our Lodge as a dedicated officer, poster of candidates, head of the Trustees, and to numerous other events and tasks. Your efforts are appreciated!

Mark your calendars for January – on January 1st (New Years morning) we will be hosting our annual breakfast. Remember, this is open to not only brethren, but friends. If you have a prospective candidate it would be an excellent opportunity for introduction. On January 12th a School of Instruction will be held at Independence Lodge with Palmer Lodge participating, and on January 27th we will be having our first Stated Meeting of the New Year.

See you in Lodge!


John F. Wackman, WM