Brethren of Acacia,

As we find ourselves winding down this Masonic Year, let me once again say, it has been a truly memorable year for me, and I hope for you as well. We have proved a worthy brother in the Third, done two Second Degrees and had the Shrine Degree Team conduct a Third. We have also found the time to move to our new home in Richmond, have a couple of breakfast get-togethers and do some visiting.

This coming month we will be conducting elections for officers for the next Masonic Year, so I remind you all to please bring a pen with you to lodge to make the writing of names an easier process.

If, by chance, you all see fit to have me sit in King Solomon’s chair again next year, we will be doing a couple of third degrees on our own, as well as possibly a second for a brother we have just welcomed back to Acacia after several years away if he deems himself ready to move upward and onward.

I would also like to focus more on fraternal visits next year. Visiting is one of the greatest undertakings we have as Masons and is also a very good way of getting to know the brethren around the District.

Derek Brook,
Worshipful Master