First of all, let me thank you for putting your trust in me to guide the Lodge through another year. I could not have asked for a better supporting officers line to support both myself and the Lodge. Next, I would like to thank WB Robert Caffyn for tending to his duties in the great fashion that he did. Although the Lodge was left in great shape, there is much work that needs to be completed. The Lodge started its official toy drive this year, and it went fantastically, raising money and buying almost 120 toys and clothes for needy children. Wonderful job by all! I thank you for all of your support. I think some people, including myself, live in a bubble. They do not think of all those in need during the Holidays. I can tell you all that after helping with the toy drive, I understand what being truly needy means. Children asking for basic things such as shoes, dress shirts, and food. Brethren, I ask that if you know of someone who is struggling, please help if you can or lead them in the right direction. Remember that it is always better to give than receive. Finally, brethren, I wish the best for you and your families in the New Year.
Jeffrey Rawley, Worshipful Master