I hope that everyone has had a great summer with their families and friends and is ready for a productive fall season. As we start on our Masonic work in the lodge for the next few months let’s keep in mind the importance of balancing out our lives with equal attention paid to our families, our activities with the lodge as well as our necessary vocations. And, of course, there is football. We will have some degree work coming up, committee work to be done and some issues to be settled with our finances and by-laws. In May a few people expressed some interest in continuing with our Colorado highway clean up project that we have done in the past. Brothers, it’s a lot of work to keep up with that section of I-25 by Wellington but maybe we could combine that activity with a picnic or some other form of refreshment afterward. I will see what we can work out.
During the weekend of September 9th and 10th many of us will be going up to Estes Park for the Highlands Festival. As we did last year, we plan to march in the parade on Saturday morning as a Masonic family as well as man an information booth in the highland games area. This is a wonderful opportunity for some much needed public exposure for our organizations. Please join us.
Looking ahead, we still need to visit our brothers in other lodges in the area, advance our candidates standing on the degrees and work on our history and prepare for the 150th anniversary of Collins #19 which is coming up in 2020. I hope to see you all in lodge. Safe travels!