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DDGM Newsletter – February 2016

Wayne District

February 2016

At the time of writing this article, the first snow of Winter is rapidly disappearing from the lawn and I wonder what will be ahead on these first days of February. That is one of the several disadvantages of writing a article a month before it is to be published. None of us can see into the future and we can only be hopeful, that what we know should happen and what we think will happen will in fact become a reality. In fact, it will really be our good fortune to be around to see it happen.
The Deputy Grand Master, R:.W:. Jeffrey M. Williamson will have presented the Valley of Rochester Scottish Rite Symbolic Lodge Awards to those Brothers nominated by their Lodges in recognition of their work in the Quarries time and time again, to handle those tasks that always need to be done but that are taken for granted. Painting, Taking care of the Trash, Setting up and Tearing down, cutting the Grass and so on, without complaint. They are the “I can do it” Brothers that never let us down. Congratulations to you all.

The End of Year (2015) Reports were to have been submitted by the 1st of February and a copy submitted to the District Deputy. A reminder to all District Masters and Secretaries that a copy of this report by the District Deputy is necessary to have on hand at Grand Lodge to resolve any discrepancies in record keeping in New York. Many such discrepancies occur every year. I would also remind all District Lodges that Per Capita must be paid by March or sooner. I urge every Treasurer to track the receipt of their Per Capita check and give the District Deputy a copy of that also. “I know I sent it in” doesn’t mean a hill of beans to anyone when your Lodge’s name is read in Grand Lodge as being delinquent. Your new District Deputy does not need his first official duties to be the resolution of what should already have been taken care of.

There are at least 2 days in February that are of great importance. February 8th is Wayne District’s “Have A Heart Day” at Eastview Mall and I hope to see many of you there. We will be participating in this important event to raise funds for the Rochester Ronald MacDonald House. More families in Wayne District have been supported through difficult times by this Organization. The other date is February 14th and don’t forget your Significant Other under penalty of whatever, Forever.

The Brotherhood Fund is off track for the year and needs your support. Don”t forget the Masonic Care community.

R:.W:. John P. Krest

District Deputy Grand Master, Wayne District

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