The month of June certainly brings the start of summer. The plans of backyard barbeques, vacations, and time to get out and have fun in the good weather, certainly are thoughts in the mind of most of us. However, due to the unprecedented times we are in, these plans are on hold for the majority of us.
I never thought that my term as Master this time around would pose such challenges. Not being able to be with my brethren on a regular basis is indeed a hindrance to the success of not only our Lodge and Masonry as a whole but our ability to have personal fulfillment of the bonds of social friendship and growth in Masonry. With that said, we still have other ways to remain in contact; phone, social media, and web meetings have given us the ability to keep in touch with one another. And that had been my intention during this period, to tried to remain in contact with all of you; yet, I never thought it would be this long.
Unfortunately, we will be canceling our regular June communication, which probably will bring some added challenges in this situation. Among the activities that are yet to come, we still need to nominate the next line of officers and then vote, so that they can take a position in their respective offices. And be that as it may, probabilities are that we will have to set one or two more meetings before summer ends.
Changing the subject, remember that due to the current situation, LOIs will be conducted online via Zoom, so be sure the Worshipful Master has your preferred email; hence that is the way you will be invited. And as we have always done, let us continue following the Masonic protocol, never bringing politics, religion, or heated opinion into a physical nor online lodge. Apart from that, please remember that we should adhere to the Governor’s and the Most Worshipful Grand Master guidelines.
I wish you all to keep healthy and safe. If there is anything you need or you are in distress, please reach out to me or any of your Lodge officers.
Wor. Micheal J. Leonard