A Message To The Brethren 01/26/2020:
Heading into the New Year has been fun and challenging. Round Hill Lodge is always on the move. At the next communication (01/27/2020) we will once again ballot on yet another Petition for Membership. With that, there will be much that needs to get done between now and the degree date. We will go over the practice schedule at the next meeting.
Free Will Offering Dinners will be moved from BEFORE the Regular Communications to AFTER the Regular Communications. The turn out for dinner has been outstanding, but the Junior Warden has been noticing that most of the dining is taking place after the meetings. I have to agree......almost all of the Brethren stay for AT LEAST an hour after the meeting to enjoy the fellowship meal with one-another. The Junior Warden feels that this move is not only easier to fit into his work schedule - but also ensures a better meal as it's not sitting around until after the meeting, and I also agree. Let's see how it works out for the next couple of meetings.
There are quite a bit of changes coming in the way of infrastructure this year. This winter is the perfect time for working out all of the logistics. Several committees are hard at work trying to complete their assigned tasks. If anyone has some idle time and is looking to lend a hand, please see me after the meeting or call me directly. The old saying "More hands make doe less work" is in play here. taking on even the smallest task can be very helpful. It’s always a great time to give thanks to God for our bounty and celebrate our all our blessings.....especially as our Masonic Family grows! I’m going to stay focused on getting my agenda closer to completion as we begin to look ahead to spring.
Also, Valentine's Day will bring in a "Member's-Only-And-Ladies" Murder-Mystery Dinner......the point will be to do a small scale event with just ourselves and then critique it to see if we could put on a quality event of much larger scale before the end of the Masonic Year.
We will of course continue to care for our widows and orphans and we have made some improvements to our membership committee that we will be discussing at the end of the month.
As always, I am so very proud to say that Round Hill Lodge is exceptionally good at communicating amongst the Brethren effectively. I will keep this page updated regularly to keep the dates and times we discuss at the regular meetings current and relevant. Freemasonry is truly needed now more than ever…..please remember my Brothers, anyone can pay a fee and join a club. But in our fraternity – you have to be MADE a MASON!
W∴ J. Loudermilk