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Master's Message

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

Saturday, February 01, 2014

February's Reveal

Welcome Brethren!

This year is proving to be very busy indeed. We ushered in the New Year with our traditional New Year’s Morning Reception which was very well attended. We have had several visitations as well as an attempt at the Traveling Gavel our brothers from Damascus were more fortuitous in that endeavor. We have several brothers trying for the Traveling Apron award, we have had two EA degrees which were well attended – I must give a hearty brotherly thank you to our brothers from Damascus who visited during our degrees and demonstrated more than mere words can depict what Masonic friendship and brotherly love is to our newly initiated Masons. We had the district 12 “united” School of Instruction, our Junior Warden Art Karos was a guest speaker at Geneva lodge speaking on bee husbandry and we held our first stated meeting for the new year. Let me reinforce that all of that was just in January. As our core officers grow in their duties it is also incumbent upon our existing members to come down to the lodge and make sure we are meeting your expectations. I request the presence of all our standing members who can make it to come down and assist us. We sure could use your insight! The Ladies of Palmer are back at it providing their own interests I believe this month they will be discussing antiquing furniture. Our Junior Warden has come up with a succulent menu prior to our meetings and the word is getting out so please contact Art and let him know if you will be attending so that we have enough preparations.

February is turning out to be just as busy also. We will possibly be doing a Fellowcraft or two and possibly another EA. Remember we have informal get togethers to practice ritual and posting applications every Monday at 7 aside from our regular stated meetings. As you may recollect from your Entered Apprentice Charge:

“Your regular appearance at our meetings is earnestly solicited. At your leisure hours, that you may improve in Masonic knowledge, you are to converse with well informed brethren who will always be as ready to give as you will be ready to receive instruction.

Finally, keep sacred and inviolable the mysteries of the Fraternity, as these are to distinguish you from the rest of the community and mark your consequence among Masons.”

Our hope is to travel to more lodges throughout the month of February. Keep in touch with myself, Bros. Art and Rodney to know of our agenda it would be great for Palmer to show up in a large contingent and support our brothers at the other lodges.

In Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty
Khristian E. Kay, WM