The Chair in the South, with jewel, apron, pillar, and gavel.

Brethren, I bring you Greetings from the South:

It is already May and soon we will all be off enjoying the Summer and our tremendous weather. This month will be your last chance to join us for “Food & Fellowship”, Lodge, and family dinner until September. I hope your May plans include this Masonic Lodge and our calendar of events.

I take this part of my column to share a bit of education. In my pursuit of American History and especially Presidential facts, I have found myself a fan of President Theodore Roosevelt. I picked him several times for a variety of projects throughout my education but it is not until my masonic journey began that I recognized that he too was a Mason. I found it interesting that of all the facts that I came across and still can recall that one never popped out to me. But, now when I look back from my Masonic perspective that fact not only stands out but I appreciate his “Masonic Character” in his words, quotes and action from a different perspective due to my masonic journey. I leave you with this point: As we grow as educated Masonic men, it is always important to continue to grow and be open to new ideas, perspective and experiences.
MAY your masonic journey always be open to new education and experiences!

On May 6th “Food and Fellowship” continues at 630 as I will be serving hamburgers, Fries, chips, salad and dessert for those who would like to have “Food and Fellowship” before the meeting. Please arrive early, as I have to stop serving food at 715 so I can get into Lodge on time. Our family dinner for this month will be on the May 20th and will be a BBQ of a variety of meats (Pork, Beef, & Chicken,) and with all the fixings.

May the month of May bring you to the lodge for a continuation of great fellowship

Fraternally,
Tony York
Junior Warden