Message from the East

Greetings Brethren,

It has been a quick trip to the East for me. I often say I am an old man of 71+ years but a young Mason of barely four years. However, I’ve been presiding officer of four other similar organizations so I can handle the administration, but, I have the memorizing of ritual hurdle to jump!


We are dedicating this year to an unsung hero of the early American Revolution in Boston and Brother: Dr. Joseph Warren. Dr. Warren participated in the resistance to the acts of Parliament, performed significant speeches in commemoration of the Boston Massacre, and sent Paul Revere and William Dawes on their famous rides. His death while fighting at the Battle of Bunker Hill snuffed out a bright star that would have shined brightly during the early years of our Republic.

This year is the 250th anniversary of Dr. Warren’s installation as Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts. His role in history and the coincidence of my installation this year were too much to ignore. Besides, the inveterate history teacher in me insists action be taken to prevent his obscurity.

You will learn more about him in our Masonic Education program which will be part of every Lodge meeting. We will have short presentations about a variety of Masonic topics including why we are named Ancient York Lodge. Individual brothers are encouraged to make presentations about areas of their personal interest.


We will also add to our social activities during the year. Come to the lodge meetings to find out more about them.


I look forward to meeting you at our Installation of Officers.


Fraternally,


Bro. Don Hayes, Worshipful Master - Elect



 
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