Thank you for your support shown by electing me Master for 2017. I will endeavor to serve the Lodge and Masonry to the best of my ability. In spite of the weather man not cooperating with us on our Installation, we had a good turn out. Mostly wet, but we prevailed and got the job done. Thanks to all the brethren who assisted in the installation as well as the reception following. We jump into February with our Stated Meeting on the 1st, a 3rd Degree for Brother Aiden Johnson on February 8th at 7:00pm. Lets all turn out and show our support and pride for our new Master Mason to Be. Then we will welcome a new Brother, if elected at Stated Meeting, to our Fraternity with a 1st degree on the 15th.
Our New Junior Warden James Cervantes will be presenting the “Widow’s and Sweethearts Luncheon” on the 11th. Lets all support it, and show the Widows of our Lost Brothers that we have not forgotten them or their service to Masonry. On January 11th, we conferred the 1st Degree on Br. Shinji Hari, and on the 18th we conferred the 1st Degree on Br. Noah Ritter. We welcome them both into the Anaheim Lodge and wish them a fruitful Masonic Career. Be sure to welcome them when you meet them. They both represent the life blood of Masonry.
My Brothers, now I must address a matter of great importance, we have numerous brothers that are in arrears in their dues, this is an important matter and needs to be addressed. We need the dues to operate the lodge on a even keel, if we come up short it hurts all of us. If you have paid your dues for 2017, Thank you, if you have not, please mail them to the Secretary as soon as possible, every little bit helps. As Masons we seek to serve and educate ourselves to live and act on a higher level, thus, we take our responsibilities seriously. Hope to see you at our Stated Meeting on February 1st. Don’t forget my battle cry “REAL MEN WEAR APRONS” but know we wear them proudly.