AU 1 – WM Message – 12-20-2013

Brethren

Bill OllomHappy New Year!  2014 promises to be an active and productive Masonic year for American Union Lodge #1.  On December 16, 2013 our new officers for 2014 were installed.  I am honored with the opportunity to serve this next year as Your Worshipful Master.  I am even more excited because of the great line of officers I will have the pleasure of working with.

Our goal is to have meetings and activities that will encourage more of the membership to attend and get involved.  This website will be a key way that we communicate upcoming activities to the membership.    Please check the website often for updates and inform other brethren of what is going on. All you have to do to get one is attend any stated meeting (Third Monday of every month at 7 PM).

We need to start the year on a very positive note.  Friday evening, January 3rd is inspection night at Lowell Lodge #436.  American Union we need to maintain the most members of any Lodge in attendance to keep Billy Calendine Memorial Traveling Gavel for the evening.  We would like to hang on to this gavel throughout the inspection season.  If you would like to attend any inspections please let any officer know and we can get you times, places, and carpool information.

Speaking of Inspections – American Union Lodge #1 inspection is Monday evening, February 24th.  Meal at 6PM Lodge opens at 7PM.  Our inspection is in the EA degree.  The officers will be busy practicing.  We would like a big turn out from American Union members, so please mark your calendar and plan to attend.

There are many other ideas and things we need to address this year: Water main hookup for the Masonic Park, General condition of the building and many repairs we need to look into, so we can make the park help pay for its self so more groups & events will want to rent  The Masonic Park. The roof of the Temple needs to be checked out and a plan of action setup to make repairs or what needs to done.

Make it a point to attend a stated meeting, reconnect with your Brethren and your Fraternity, recruit a new member, help us to make 2014 a great year for Masonry in Marietta.  Remember – “we came into the world rational and intelligent beings, so should we ever be industrious ones!” ( Quote from Past Master Brad Mason )

Grand Master Easterling said ( Together we can )  My hope is ( Together we will. )

Fraternally,  Bill Ollom

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