Brethren and Guest,
2014 will be my fourth term as Worshipful Master of Juniata Lodge, No. 282, and I approach the responsibility with the same sense of pride and humility I felt in my first year of 1985. Pride - in being a part of this fine lodge, and humility - in appreciating the confidence you have placed in me.
My overarching theme for the year is retention and expansion of membership. The infusion of new members with their fresh ideas and enthusiasm is the lifeblood on every institution. Freemasonry is no exception.
My secondary theme goes hand-in-hand with the first and is the stabilization of the officers’ ranks. Most new officers tend to be new members. We will be working to make improvements this year at Juniata Lodge, I hope you will come, support your Lodge, and enjoy the Craft.
If you belong to another Lodge, please come out and sample our hospitality. If interested in joining us in the Fraternity, contact me at 814-696-3459 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll tell you how.
Sincerely and Fraternally,