I recently read an article called “The Honeymoon is Over”, which was about what Masters of the Lodge go through when they are done with their duties. This made me think about our new brothers and their own honeymoon phase: initiation, passing and raising. Although it’s a great thing, having so many brothers petitioning the Lodge, it’s also important to retain these brothers. We are currently lowering the Lodge after business so they can enjoy fellowship and be involved with any programs that we are offering. I challenge any brother to break out of your comfort zone and enjoy dinner and conversation with new brothers. The more welcome they feel, the more likely they are to come out to meetings and events. It’s not about the number of members; it’s about the number of brothers who come out and enjoy fellowship.
In March, we ran our annual St. Patrick’s Day event and it was a huge success! I would like to thank all the brothers who helped and all who attended the event. Our window fundraiser is going well with only five more windows to sell! The front windows will be installed this summer. I hope to see you all at Craftsmen’s Club and regular meetings.
Jeffrey Rawley, Worshipful Master