Wardens and Brethren,
Greetings from the East. I am honored to be elected as
the 159th Master of Franklin Lodge #20, and I look
forward to a great year with an excellent slate of
dedicated men who accepted offices and committed to
appointments in the line.
My focus for this year is to take the Masonic by-line,
“Making Good Men Better” and flip it around – I want to
explore how to “Make Better Men Good.” The programs
this year will take the theme of improving ourselves in
Mind, Body and Soul. We will also work candidates
through the degrees (we will have one ready to take his
obligation in March).
Our first program will be a discussion of how the EA
degree introduces us to light, using portions of the EA
forum. I am excited to have this opportunity to take a
fresh look at the basis of our craft as it was explained
when we were first brought to light. It is important we
are reminded of this as we ready ourselves to deliver
that first dose of light in March.
A business item we have to attend to will be voting for
one member to the Permanent Fund. We should have
done it at the Annual, but it was overlooked.
I look forward to greeting you on February 9th. Come
for some warm fellowship, great food and a little
Bro. Eric B. Ross
Worshipful Master, Franklin Lodge #20
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my
Path.” Psalm 119:105