One never knows where the useful lessons and maxims of our craft will come up and be applicable. It was during the long hours of the summer devoted to my usual vocation where the lessons of the third degree became abundantly apparent. I might have materially erred if not for the lessons of our craft, but remembering those useful lessons of the third degree, I was able to exhibit traits becoming of a mason. If you want to know what I'm talking about... I will tell you more at the meeting. The take away from this brief message is this: Our Entered Apprentices need to seek further light. You are our future. If that first paragraph sounds familiar, it should, because it was my message last month and important enough to worth repeating. All Master Masons will know what I'm speaking of if you think about the third degree.
Our goals for the remainder of the year are a successful golf tournament, passing our EAs to Fellowcrafts, and hopefully raising them, and filling our line of succession behind Dan as he takes the reins in 2015. As my term is quickly coming to an end, we should turn our attention to supporting our next Master and line of officers. What can I do you say? Simple - come to the meetings, be willing to fill in, and plan on participating in degree work. At our next meeting, we will have a more formal "education" discussion. We will also continue our Work and Instruction nights for group coaching. EAs should make every effort to be there.
Worshipful Master Ron S. Ellis