I’m glad spring has finally arrived. I’m glad to see that the trees are starting to bloom. I would like to make a fraternal visit to Ashland Lodge # 168 on the 17th of this month. If anyone is interested in please let me know. We need at least five members for a fraternal visit. If you have not visited any of the district other lodges in sometime, now would be an excellent time.
The 169th Grand Master of Masons in Virginia, Most Worshipful Wayne Sawyer Flora, made his official visit to the 8th Masonic District on Saturday April 5th. It was a tiled communication in Kilwinning Crosse Lodge No. 2-237. I believe everyone enjoyed the Grand Masters speech and the fellowship before and after the communication.
We will be voting on a petition this month. I look forward to our Junior Warden conferring the EA degree in the coming weeks.
If you have not paid your 2014 dues, please contact the Lodge Secretary (Wor. Andrew Coelho) as soon as possible so that he can close those out. He has your new dues card. If you would like you can mail a check to the lodge P.O Box listed above and we will mail you your new dues card. Just a reminder that the 2014 dues are $130.00.
If anyone knows of someone who is sick or needs assistance, thoughts or prayers: please do not hesitate to inform Bro. Al Clow our Lodge Sick Committee Chairman. Looking out for one another is not a one person job; it isthe duty of every Master Mason.
Finally, our local Eastern Star Chapter will preparing our meal once again. The cost of the meal will be $10 per plate. I look forward to seeing you at dinner.
Charles R. DeRemer, WM