August 2016 Stated Communication


It is with a heavy heart that I write this [ed. second to] last Lodge bulletin as the sitting Master in the East.

As most of you are aware, my wife and I will be moving to London in September to begin Masters programs. While this represents a major step forward in my life, it sadly also means stepping away from Washing- ton, D.C., and St. John’s Lodge No. 11.

It has been one of my proudest accomplishments to be a part of this illustrious and noble Craft, and even more to do it within the halls of St. John’s. This Lodge has seen so many Masons traverse through, that I feel incredibly honored to be a name within the many great chapters this Lodge has written, and will continue to write.

To the Brethren, thank you all for being my Brothers, my confidants, and, importantly, my friends. I know that the bounds of Brotherhood are not easily broken by any length of distance.

Especially now, in the ever more chaotic world in which we live, the importance of Brotherly love and esteem is ever more paramount.

So, I leave you with the words of 1980’s American musicians and philosophers, Bill S. Preston, Esq., and Ted "Theodore" Logan;

“Be most excellent to each other”

Ryan Nalty Worshipful Master