A word from Worshipful Master Hal Elwell:
In the interest of full disclosure, I am writing this message prior to our annual meeting, so I am not even your Worshipful Master elect, yet I hope to be soon. Regardless of the outcome of the election, I will take this time to thank everyone for all of the help and support you have given me as I’ve progressed through the chairs, and for the confidence you’ve shown in me as you’ve allowed me to serve as an officer of Harmony Lodge. If you decide that I will be given the opportunity to sit in the East, I thank you for that (I think). It is an awesome responsibility, and I have some tough acts to follow. I have made some tentative plans, and shared some of my ideas with some of you. If you look at the schedule you will see that it is a little different than it has been in the past. I believe we all enjoy the comradery and fellowship that we share before, during and after our formal meetings, and have tried to build more of that into our activities. I hope that this will encourage our newer Brothers to stay involved, bring back some of our Brothers whom we haven’t seen in a while, and foster some petitions to become Brothers.
There are several meetings which I have described as “OPEN”, and I would love to hear your suggestions as to how we might fill them. What would you like to see us do? If our desire is “to take good men and make them better”, how do we do it? I have some thoughts, but this is your Lodge. I want you to think about what being a Mason means to you, where you think we should be going, and how we get there. Give it some serious thought, and then share those thoughts, and together we can make it happen.