I hope 2018 is treating my brethren well so far. It’s hard to believe we’re April already. At this rate, it’ll be time to start our Christmas shopping before we know it! It’s been a good year thus far in terms of membership. In January we initiated two new Entered Apprentices – David Jones and Simon McKenna – and in March we raised five Master Masons – John Christie, Guy Dalton, Rick Gursky, Bill Hudson and Jerry Ortkiese.
We’ve started monthly ritual rehearsals to improve our degree work and periodic sessions to work on the Lodge Officers Training Course (LOTC) to prepare our line officers and any who might be interested in going that route in the future. We’ve also had some interesting Masonic Education programs during our Stated Communications and have made charity work an important part of our mission, contributing to the Bahia Shrine transportation fund (for transporting injured children to the Shriners Hospitals) and to our Masonic Youth. If you haven’t been to Lodge in a while I invite you to come and be part of the team, so you can help us make 2018 a banner year for Orange Lodge 36.
Reg Lyle, Worshipful Master