First off, I would like to thank all our Franklin Lodge Brethren for giving me the opportunity to serve as your Worshipful Master for 2019. I started off on my Masonic Journey later in life simply because I didn’t know I “Had to Ask”. This has changed, and as our current Grand Maser told me at a Scottish Rite event, we can now ask men if they would be interested in becoming a Mason. Obviously the man has to be of good character, as well as meeting other Masonic obligations. As much as I applaud this move forward, I prefer to tell good men that they have to “Ask Us” to become a Brother. It makes us better than other clubs and organization, which we are, and ensures the man in question knows that becoming a Mason is not an easy task. This year I hope to hold an open house as well as being included in a large Westerly 350th anniversary fair being held in the park this summer. The attendance is expected to be at 2,000 plus people and Franklin Lodge will have its own tent. What better way to “Bring Light” to Masonry. Last…If you have any ideas, suggestion or comments please let me know.
May the Lodge guide both myself and our Brethren in a positive manner this year. Fraternally, Brett Marggraff Master, Franklin Lodge #20