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Master's Message

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

Saturday, March 01, 2014

March's Madness

Greetings Brethren & Ladies of Palmer!

It has been a cold winter indeed. We have seen some work canceled due to the inclement weather which will make March even that more busier. We initiated 3 EAs and they are progressing well so we will soon have some FC degrees to confer as well as several MMs. So despite or perhaps in spite of the weather work at the lodge is being done. We have a great core of officers but we still need help with the degree work.

This month our stated has been moved to the 3rd Friday as Henry L. Palmer Lodge is sponsoring a table at the Tripoli Shrine’s annual Sportsmen’s Night, contact our JW Art Karos if you are interested in attending. It is our simple way of supporting other bodies as well as promoting fellowship. Our Masonic Angel Fund charity is doing well we had a great turnout for the assemblage of hygiene kits which Bros. Lee and John are distributing to worthy and needy children in the area. Thank you to all who attended and supported this cause.

As we go about our daily duties it is incumbent upon us to remember what those qualities are that make us Masons: especially in these difficult economic times. One of the tenets of our profession stresses charity. We all took an oath to help out others as far as their necessity may require and our ability permits and without material injury to ourselves or family. And while we are doing much charitable work we must also remember our families which include our extended Masonic families. We at Henry L. Palmer are fortunate and we are readily available to share our good fortune with others. One way of doing this is with our stated dinners, please come down and share a meal with us – our Ladies of Palmer will be hosting a painting demonstration and some decoupage techniques afterwards, come for lodge or for education or for both.

Spring is right around the corner, yes it is buried under feet of snow but it is there, and with spring we have rebirth, therefore let us remember the designs laid out on our sacred Trestleboard: “You are the light of the world.” I prevail upon you to let your light shine bright, be the beacon for others to orient upon - as the saying goes: “Lighthouses do not ring bells or fire cannon to call attention to their shining; they just shine on.” I encourage you to hold the square to your own breast and be able to exclaim ‘This is true work. This is square work. Such as is wanted for the building.’

Shine on.

In Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty

Khristian E. Kay, WM