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Master's Message

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

Saturday, November 01, 2014

November's Elective

Greetings Brethren & Ladies of Palmer!

Autumn has snuck up upon us once again as a reminder of the cyclic nature of our work. The harvests are in, the stores are replenished and even the hauntings are over for the time being. Yet with all this we see designed on the trestle board: broken columns, winding ringlets, and temples left unfinished and our thoughts go these places understanding what rough but hewn ashlars we remain. We are all accosted by the ruffians of time and with that we need to reflect on that rich yet elusive commodity: time. What have we left? What riches can we sow? How can we build that temple not made of hands?

We can start by remembering all of our brothers who came before us, our longest members our Past Masters and their mentors those women who made our brothers better men. We have had two more brothers pass to the Lodge made not with hands Brother Andrew Pandazi and Brother Roy Roggenbach both long time members their absence will be felt. November reminds us of the coming of death with the remembrance and promise of renewal. With that we held our annual election of officers this October and our congratulations go to Art Karos who was voted in as Master of the lodge along with another fine team of leaders. We have an Angel Fund Trivia Night coming up on Friday November 7th at 7 PM. Our annual Jr. Warden’s Chili cook-off is on Saturday November 15th, starting at 5PM. As nature cycles through death and resurrection so must our lodge cycle through the building and replenishing. This is accomplished by the wrought of newer members who bring their ideals to the quarry, where with guidance from Master Masons they can begin to chisel their ashlars into perfectly hewn stones.

With this in mind keep these dates handy our November Stated meeting is being moved from the 28th to the 14th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.(As a note we will also be moving our December Stated from the 26th to the 19th). Mark your calendars as December 7th will be our Pizza With Santa a favorite of all our children in spirit as well as in age and the 6th has been reserved for the installation of our newly elected officers.

Time is perhaps our most exacting ruffian let us not dawdle then on happenstance or what might have been but rather ruminate on what can be.

In Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty

Khristian E. Kay, WM