2023 will soon be a distant memory. It has been a good year for many and for many, it has been a year worth forgetting.

As we have all seen by looking outside lately, winter is indeed upon us. At this time of year be a little more vigilant of your fellow man and brother as it is now when people need help the most.

Reach out to relatives and friends you have not spoken to in too long just to “check-in” to see how they are doing. Be a little more patient with everyone when the stress of the season takes away people’s better judgement and calm demeanor.

I look forward to seeing you all at our Christmas potluck this year and spending time with the ladies that show a great amount of patience towards us all.

Here’s to a great end to 2023 and the welcoming of a bright and hopeful 2024.

Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season to you all!

Derek Brook
Worshipful Master