I am excited to write to you for the first time as your Worshipful Master and to share the activities we have in our lodge.
We started the year in a busy atmosphere with the successful open installation conducted by the Grand Line Officers where we saw close to a hundred Brothers, their families and guests in attendance. I would like to thank those Brothers who attended the event and those who were involved in the preparations.
We have also initiated 3 new Entered Apprentices and they are currently busy with the catechism classes together with their instructors. As I complete filling up the different lodge committees, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Brothers who has agreed to chair these committees and to all the Brothers who will labor with them.
While crafting our budget for this year together with our Treasurer, we both were in agreement that we need to do something with our monthly communication expenses. One way I see that we can do to trim down the cost is to take advantage of the email technology available to us. For the purpose of gauging how many Brothers are interested in getting their communications thru EMAIL ONLY, I would like you to send a request to our Secretary or myself. Based on the result, we will decide if this is a viable approach.
As previously communicated, the Mt. Moriah Masonic Temple will be temporarily closed for renovations for the entire month of February. This maybe the first time that we will hold our regular stated communications outside of our Temple since its dedication back in October 7, 1972. We will temporarily hold our meetings, practices and catechism classes over at the Grand Lodge and below are the details.
Grand Lodge of Maryland
304 International Cir, Cockeysville, MD 21030
February 07, 2017 – Tuscan Room
February 21, 2017 – Doric Room
I hope to see you there. And finally Brothers as Helen Keller would put it, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”
Sincerely and fraternally yours,
Randie V. Ursal