Brothers of Fidelity Lodge #192,
Summer is coming to an end and it’s time for us to get back to work. Our first meeting is September 13th, and we will have a Back-to-Work Dinner that night. While we were dark we remained busy. We raised brothers Brian Ivers and Nikolas Foster to the sublime degree of a Master Mason. We enjoyed the St. John the Baptist dinner in June, and the annual picnic in August. In July, I put on a financial seminar about investing in real estate. The principal officers also attended the Grand Lodge budget session. And now, with the return of autumn, we’ve plenty of work in store, having candidates waiting for degrees. We have one candidate patiently waiting to become an Entered Apprentice, and two more petitions that will be read at the first meeting. I anticipate two imminent Fellow Craft proficiencies, which means at least two more Master Mason degrees before the end of the year.
The purpose of Labor Day is to celebrate the contributions of America’s workers towards our country’s strength, prosperity, and well-being. As our lodge gets back to work, we too should be reminded of the good work we do in our lodge, with similar aspirations towards achievement. We each were able to experience the joy and beauty of Masonry because brothers before us performed the work. These contributions have gone back through time, ad-infinitum, to the very origins of the institution. We, in turn, should remember that we all have a duty to return that favor, not to those from the past, but to those who are the future of the fraternity. Let’s work hard as we finish out the year so that we might be proud of our accomplishments. This year has been an absolute joy for me as your Worshipful Master, and I am very proud of you all.
We only have six regular meetings remaining before the end of the year. I anticipate some additional specials meeting for degrees. My goal is to have a table lodge in October. Step-Up night is November 8th, followed by elections on December 13th. The decision of the Grand Master of Masons in Colorado, Phil Moss, is that to be eligible for the positions of Junior Warden, Senior Warden, or Worshipful Master, you must beforehand become certified with the District Lecturer. Potential officers must demonstrate that they can open and close the lodge, and move up and down between degrees, in each position. I look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks, and I’m excited to get rolling again.
Greg Beaumont, Worshipful Master Fidelity Lodge #192