I hope everyone and their families enjoyed the Paint and Sip event we hosted. Through everyone’s hard work, we were able to show our guests from Brazil that Masonry in the District is vibrant and bright. The roar heard over the evening reinforces Masonry’s bond between good men, our families, and friends. I know we will have continued success with events like this in the coming years.
As the summer officially ends, we are now back to labor beginning with learning about Masonry outside of Blue Lodge. We will have speakers from the Scottish Rite, York Rite, and Shriners in attendance so that we may learn about the avenues to further improve in our Craft and reach out to those in need. Additionally, Past Master Bob Johnson and his daughter, Juliana, will be speaking on lodge branding. We know we are a strong Lodge with much to contribute, and we want the community to recognize St. John’s Lodge No. 11 as a contributing factor in its improvement. Be it Masonry, in general, or St. John’s Lodge No. 11, in particular, branding ourselves helps to improve our image so that others may know us, too.
Finally, a quick look back on our Hands on DC effort. Thanks again to W.B. James Parkhurst, P.M., for starting and leading St. John’s Lodge No. 11 into this charitable effort and to those that have been able to donate their time to improve/prepare a school in the District for the upcoming school year. Having young children myself, I can see the direct impact this event has on the morale of students, faculty and staff when they enter school on that crucial first day.
I very much look forward to seeing everyone at our stated communications to reflect on these experiences, share in fellowship, and to work together on our future endeavors.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Sam W. Chin