Master’s Message, October 2020

My Brethren,

My thanks to everyone for keeping in touch with one another, and for supporting our virtual get togethers. It was heartwarming to have so many sign-in to our last meeting, and to even have W. Bro. Gravelle take a break to join us from his car!

Last month’s presentation by the Grand Master was a thought provoking start to our year. His talk reminded us of the opportunities to live the values we share as Masons, and while tradition may constrain us in some ways, an open mind and heart does not.

Even though we cannot conduct our usual Masonic Business, Ritual or voting, W.Bro. Plummer’s has offered to keep organizing our monthly meet up on our Regular Meeting night. With your participation as encouragement, we will keep up the effort to meet online, share news and maintain our bond.

As you may have all heard, W.Bro. Bruce Quinney, a Past Master and longtime member of Acacia passed to the Grand Lodge Above on October 3. As well, W.Bro. Jack Earnshaw’s wife, Susan Hawe, passed away on September 15. I hope we can share a moment’s silence at our next gathering, to reflect on our happy memories
of them, the good that they represented, and the legacy
they have left.

There was general consensus at our September gathering that we should plan some masonic education this month. As we are still in our anniversary year, I’ve asked W.Bro. Neil Lillico to give us a brief historical talk this month. He will no doubt preface and conclude his presentation with a request for personal biographies, so, well, please don’t be surprised.

I look forward to seeing and hearing you on-line and hope that we will soon be able to meet again in-person. As always, if you need any assistance, please let any Lodge officer know.

Please wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay safe.

Sincerely and Fraternally,
Donald Learning
Worshipful Master

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