From the West – Feb 2017

Greetings Brethren from the Station of Strength,

Congratulations to all the officers and especially to our 147th Master, Worshipful Robb Morris on an enjoyable installation. I look forward to another successful year of fellowship and fun.

We’ve got a busy month of February on the horizon and I encourage our members to show up to Brother Aiden Johnson’s 3rd degree on Wednesday, February 8th. We’ll also probably confer the 1st degree on the following Wednesday, February 15th on Mr. Mohamad Sfarjalani. As always, the online calendar continues to reflect the most current addions/changes/omissions and I hope everyone is familiar with it at

As the new circle of concern spokesman, I await your messages and will pray for a positive year of healing and prosperity. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to sooth your afflicons or relieve your distresses. As de facto candidate’s coach, I’m also proud to report that Brother Andrew Bowen has committed himself to the advancement of our candidates via his degree promotion program. In short, we are continuing to stress that all entered apprences and fellowcrafts are assisting at all stated meeting dinners and programs. This is not only for your benefit, but also, the overall benefit of the lodge at large. Getting to know each other is a two-way street.

As our Junior Past Master, Worshipful Hugo Ramos noted in his parting speech to us [in so many words], “The success and leadership of the lodge is greater that then the sum of its individual parts.” We, simply put, need your help! Thank you to Worshipful Ramos for his dedication, love and support of our lodge and for leaving the lodge in a better position than how he received it.

Sincerely & Fraternally,
Brandon Cook, PM HA
Senior Warden