Wardens and Brethren,
It felt good to return to work in September and if feels better that we are going to be meeting in person again for October. Since our last meeting Franklin has gained two new Master Masons, thanks to our Grand Master’s degree classes in September. I want to extend my congratulations to Brothers Zack Stanton and Zack Bowman. Brothers Bowman and Stanton went from Entered Apprentice to Master Mason in just a couple weeks. They still have work ahead of them, but as challenging as 2020 has been, its been amazing to see them continue their Masonic journey.
This month Franklin will be having a program presented by its newest member, RW Mike Northup. It was just a few weeks ago RW Mike was voted for affiliation to Franklin Lodge and since then, he has not only agreed to present to us, he has not missed a rehearsal night with us, stepping in where needed, and offering his thoughts and opinions to his new lodge. RW Mike’s program is entitled “The Ancient Masonic Bond: The Mentor, the Candidate, and the Catechism. A Plea for the Full Form Proficiency.” This should be a great thought-provoking discussion, so please join us if within the length of your cable tow.
Finally, a few weeks ago I was informed that our Special Lady Nancy Penhallow is requesting a Masonic Service for her husband Bill. Worshipful Brother Bill passed away earlier this year and she had asked for a Masonic service then, but due to covid 19, those plans were put on hold. I have had couple great conversations with Nancy over the last couple weeks. Nancy spoke highly of how much the craft has meant to him and the family and how much Bill would have wanted to have a Masonic Service. So, we will be holding a Masonic Service for our departed Brother this month, on Sunday October 25th at 1pm here at Franklin Lodge. I hope to see the lodge full to support Nancy and the Penhallow family.
May the blessings of heaven rest upon us,
Franklin Lodge #20
Monthly Message from Master of Franklin Lodge #20