Lafayette Lodge No.47

“Making good men better.”

Master’s Message June 2017

Posted by jdemirs on June 2, 2017

Memorial Day is a day we pause to remember those men and women who stand guard over our freedom. We remember that all gave some, and some gave all, to defend our right to pursue our way of life. Whether you took an oath to help, aid and assist distressed Masons, or to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign or domestic, or both, the principles are the same. The principles we stand for are demonstrated by what we do and how we act.

This month brings the promise of things to come both in nature and in those that follow us. Our June program is the Connection between Freemasons and Eagle Scouts, put on by our brother Sr. Deacon Dave Becker and Worshipful Trevor Humphrey of Friendship Lodge. This connection goes back many years to the beginnings of Boy Scouts, who adopted the fundamental precepts of Masonic education and interwove them with practical life lessons in the outdoors. Boys who achieve the rank of Eagle go on to become leaders in society. Today, the achievement of Eagle Scout is particularly challenging and hugely significant. We are lucky to have several brothers’ sons achieve Eagle, and one of our candidates John Petrone is the Eagle counselor and mentor for the local troop. We will be honoring several recent Eagle recipients at our June meeting, and it’s possible that our new Grand Master Most Worshipful Peter Iacobucci will visit Lafayette Lodge to congratulate some of the new Eagles. We will also have our past District Deputy, RW Robert Palazzo and our new District Deputy RW Doug Grant in attendance. So please come out and join me in extending our warm and fraternal greetings to our visiting brethren and to the next leaders of our community.

Also on June 19 we have our Master Mason degree for two candidates, and the officers and lecturers are working hard on their parts. A wise man once told me that you never get a second chance to make a first impression, so please try to make all the practices and I’m confident that we will give this year’s class a great degree.

The MS150 is on June 10th and 11th. Please support our brothers who will once again brave saddle sores and leg cramps to raise money to defeat Multiple Sclerosis. The comradery is excellent, the cause is just and I urge you to support your brethren if within the length of your cable tow.

Don’t forget – on June 17th is the Chicken BBQ. This year the chef is experimenting again, this time with wings! BBQ, smoked, fried, Buffalo, plain, dry rub, sauced – everybody loves Chicken Wings! Come hungry, you won’t leave hungry! (I suggest you wear stretchy pants). For those who don’t like wings, there will be chicken breasts cooked any way you like, and the cook may sneak in some hamburgers, hot dogs and sausages. All you can eat – for $15!

My brothers, we often have the opportunity to help each other even when it’s not apparent. We’ve taken an oath to do just that. Bring that oath to life. Live it. Practice random acts of kindness. While we’re not planning on having meetings in July or August, keep a watchful eye on one another. Call each other. Play golf together. Have a coffee together. I plan on it.

Have a wonderful summer!
Wor. Steven Acello

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