There are many in our lodge and in our community in need. Some of these needs are public and others are quite private. These trials and afflictions we are destined to endure are a natural part of our travels through this life and it is our commitment as Masons to offer our assistance to every creature we should meet. I encourage all Masons, members of Kilwinning Crosse and visitors alike, to reach out to all those who may be facing hard times. Offer encouragement to those facing challenges. Offer charity to those in need. Offer compassion to those facing emotional turmoil. Let us be just and upright Masons within and without the lodge room.