Master’s Message & From the East – March 2020


Master’s Message

My Brother,

Every Freemason in the world joined Freemasonry for a reason. For some it was the legacy of their family, others for the charitable work, and others still for the educational opportunities. These men could have also joined for Fellowship, camaraderie, esoteric teachings, Veterans, Widows, Friends, Work opportunities, maybe some still had nothing better to do. Whatever your reason for becoming, and remaining a member of Lafayette Lodge, you joined for the right reason. Once you’re a member the reasons for why you joined become less important, and the question becomes why do you stay? For me I truly enjoy the exchange of ideas, and the excitement that Freemasonry provides me. I enjoy the company of the many friends I have made over the years, and yes Freemasonry keeps me balanced. So I stay. To see what will happen next. To witness for myself Freemasonry truly making good men better.

I deviate from my usual colorful message style this month to ask you a very important question. If your Lodge, or Freemasonry in general needed your help would you give it? If your answer is no, go read something else. I have enclosed a card with this Trestleboard. This card comes from a workshop we ran with the Brethren of New Jersey. It explains the Masonic Brand (the Square and Compasses) and draws your attention to “What Masons Do.” It is a Masonic Talking point card for you to write your name, phone number, and Lodge name and number, do this and put it in your wallet. I ask you to in the course of your daily life, the next time you talk to a stranger, give it to him. Let’s see what happens. If you are uncomfortable giving your information, put my name and number, or someone else’s name and number on it. The idea is to give it away. (Then get another one).

It seems very simple, and it is. We are the greatest Fraternity in the world, the number one reason men do not join our ranks? They were never asked.

Fraternally,

Mike Holt,
Worshipful Master

From the East

Brethren,

On Friday March 13th Lafayette Lodge No. 27 will have their Official Visit of RW Ronald A. Murad DDGM.

The menu for the evening will be Chicken Francaise, Sausage and Peppers, Pasta, Salad, Beverages. If our menu is better than your menu at home, come on out, have dinner, and enjoy some Freemasonry. You will without question be welcomed, and have fun.

Fraternally,

Mike Holt,
Worshipful Master

February 28, 2020 at 7:30 am | Announcements, Masonic Light