My Brethren,

I hope you enjoyed last month’s presentation by our Deputy Grand Master and the perspectives R.W. Bro. Hogeboom shared. Your engagement in the discussion following the talk no doubt gave the Deputy a sense that the topic resonated. For those who cannot remember, R.W. Bro. Hogeboom recommended the Netflix show, “The Young Pope” as it relates to old institutions such as ours.

By now you will have received the latest update from Grand Lodge regarding reopening. While we may not be able to gather in person until the new year, we will continue to meet via Jitsi with W.Bro. Plummer’s support. We will, of course, organize practice before reopening, and will treat our first gathering as a rusty mason night.

During the discussion at our August Budget Meeting, W.Bro. Lillico shared some membership demographics. Our Lodge finances are solid, but the average age of our members is creeping higher. When we are able to hold breakfasts again we hope we can invite seekers to meet us. With that in mind, please keep your ears open to expressions of interest from good men.

I look forward to seeing you at this month’s virtual meeting, and hope you will share any ideas you may have for masonic education.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

W. Bro. Donald Learning
Worshipful Master