Greetings from the East, Brethren, after having survived the first month of this new Masonic year largely intact. We've had to re-schedule our 1214 Retreat because of your Master not being very masterful and taking a fall, enduring some problems as a result, but now on the mend. We'll announce a new date soon.
We had the pleasure of welcoming a new Brother into the fraternity recently. In addition, we have several others already working to complete their EA proficiency work, so we expect to have some Fellowcraft degrees coming up soon. As soon as as degrees are scheduled, and with thanks to Sr. Warden Donnye Winship, we are able to send out announcements to everyone directly to their e-mail inboxes.
On a sadder note, we recently lost Brother Francis Exum Williamson, who passed away on July 17th. His service was Tuesday, July 22nd. Brother Williamson's 65-year pin had recently arrived from Grand Lodge, and will be sent to his family. His wife preceded him in death.