Greetings and best wishes for the New Year and
may each of you savour the opportunities and overcome the challenges that 2015
This year has seen Lodge Devotion get off
to a very good start indeed and our February meeting was probably the most
successful and enjoyable meeting I have attended for quite a while. Everything was looking good for a great 3rd
degree ceremony. We undertook rehearsal, everyone studied their charges and
everything was looking good. However, due to work and health factors on the
actual night a number of our members; who were expected to perform key
ceremonial roles; fell ill at the last minute and were unable to attend and we
were unsure whether we would even be able to perform the ceremony.
At some Lodges this would be considered an
unsurmountable challenge and the work would need to be rescheduled to another
meeting. However, here at Lodge Devotion we considered this an opportunity to
turn a potential defeat into solid success and the 3rd degree
ceremony was performed to a very high standard indeed! A number of those who attended commented that
the ceremony was performed to an outstanding standard !
I have been a Freemason for 31 years and
attended many Lodge meetings but it is this positive “can do attitude” and
“spirit of encouragement and enthusiasm” that keeps me at Lodge Devotion. As my year as Worshipful Master moves into
the second half I will do my very best to ensure that Lodge Devotion maintains
this positive, vibrant and enthusiastic culture and savours the opportunities
and overcomes all the challenges that 2015 will provide.
Worshipful Master – Lodge Devotion, 2014/15