Master’s Message – October 2020

Master’s Message

My Brother,

As we start to emerge from the Covid Pandemic of 2020, I am pleased to inform you your Lodge is still here. Lafayette #27 is performing at a very high level. With everything going on in the world your members have been engaged, visionary, motivated and excited. We have had a team building Shoot in Pennsylvania, and are gearing up for the Lafayette Lodge first ever wine making adventure on the 11th of October.

On the Lodge business front, we found ourselves with a collection of Candidates and Brothers in various levels of degrees. We decided to hold a one day class to clean up those who were outstanding. Over the course of the last few months we rehearsed and rehearsed to make the degrees memorable. A funny thing happened along the way. Other Lodges in the State had the same issue with their candidates as we did. Along the way we picked up a candidate here, and a candidate there. By the time degree day came, we raised 84 men to the sublime degree of Master Mason. I must say that the Ritual work performed by the members and officers of Lafayette was some of the best ritual I have ever witnessed. My congratulations goes out to all of the new members, and I hope when they look back on September 19th they will fondly remember this day as one of the best days of their lives.

I know Covid is keeping a few of our active members away due to health concerns, however if you are up to it our next meeting will be on October 9th at the Lodge. We will be having a Small Octoberfest after the meeting to celebrate that we are all still here. If you want to take a chance (although we are really safe and clean) please give Ray a call and let him know you are coming.

In the mean time, We are here for you, We look forward to seeing you. One day this nonsense will end, and we will begin our new normal (whatever form that takes).

Finally, Life is meant to be lived, and you cannot save time. I hope you are well and can join us some- time in the near future.


Mike Holt,
Worshipful Master

October 3, 2020 at 8:30 am | Masonic Light