Greetings Brethren, I must say that I learned some things about preparing for the GMOVs visit in April. I will certainly pass them on to our Senior Warden. However things did go well, with many thanks to the Ben Franklin Brothers who showed up and participated. I wish to give a special heartfelt thank you to the Brothers of Pyramid Lodge #43 and Washoe Lodge #35 who came and graciously filled in some chairs for the evening. The Grand Master's message was addressed to the state of Freemasonry in Nevada. His observation, certainly gave each Master Mason present an opportunity to reflect on how we are all promoting (or not) the Craft not only with prospective candidates but also the training of newly made Brethren.
The apathetic state that we find ourselves in (along with other Lodges) has led the consolidation committee to meet with some officers of Wadsworth Lodge #25 this past Saturday and enjoyed some very positive results. I will be talking to the Lodge trustees and other officers to work out budget, bylaws and other concerns before we bring it to a Lodge vote in September.
Now on a different note I would like call on all Brothers to give some thought and energy to the fund raising proposal that Brother Ron talked about. In addition I have personally witnessed other organizations put on very successful Golf Tournaments. Think about it.
This is the second notice that Benjamin Franklin Lodge #45 will be holding a vote at our Stated Communication in September on a consolidation with Wadsworth Lodge #25. We will also vote on any changes in the budget or bylaws at that time.
Worshipful Master Daniel R. McDermott