The snow has gone the trees are blooming and the days are longer. Spring is finally here and with it, the end of my time in the east as Master of this lodge. What a year we have had. From our Empty Chair ceremony to the honouring of a worthy and deserving Past Master. This year we all laughed, we all worked and we all learned. As I reflect on this year, I am constantly reminded of the opportunities I had to apply the lessons in our rituals and ceremonies to gain a stronger understanding of the principles of Freemasonry. This my brethren is what makes use the pillars of society.
Along the way, I watched as many of you rise to new challenges, became leaders, stepped out of your comfort zones but most of all, supported each other. With this and the support you have given me, you all made this year a great and memorable one for me; as my first time in the Master’s chair. For this, I thank you.
Our Emergent meeting saw the election of W Bro Jeff Campbell and his team to lead Acacia into the ensuing Masonic year. He has an excellent team assembled and I look forward to the coming year under his leadership. I now you will all support him as you have supported me. Congratulations on your election and the best of luck to you and your team!
Finally, my brethren, a very good brother who has passed to the Grand Lodge above told me that when the Tyler knocks the lodge is a place of peace and harmony. We are more than just a handshake. We are and strive to be the embodiment of brotherly love, relief and truth.
Thank you all for your support and have a wonderful, summer with your families.