2019 is quickly closing up around us, and what a year it has been. I started out this year focused on two strategic initiatives, communication and engagement. One goal was to schedule five events per quarter: three stated communications, one Fellowcraft brunch, and one social event. To date, there have been three Fellowcraft brunches (including one in September), and three social events including a NCAA tournament watch party at Two Silos, a joint Table Lodge, and a crab fest (partnered with a stated communication).
As you know, at the October Stated Communication we will be conferring the Master Mason degree. Please note that at the September Stated Communication, it was decided that following the October Stated Communication merriment and celebration would occur at Shelly’s Back Room. I encourage you all to participate in the Stated Communication helping us welcome the new Master Masons and celebrating with them afterwards. It will be a lot of fun.
A social event is also scheduled for October. On Sunday, October 13, we have scheduled an outing to go apple picking/fall activities at Homestead Farms in Poolesville, MD. This family friendly event is a great way for brothers to bring their families out, enjoy some good wholesome fall fun, and then cool off with some local libations. We plan on shooting over to the local winery after the fun is had at the farm. I plan on being there and bringing my whole family.
The journey of Masonry is one that we do both alone and within a group. It’s on us individually to be prepared and to show up, but we do this with the help of our other brothers, friends, and families. You will get more out of Masonry every day and year the more you engage with us.
Sincerely and Fraternally,