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DDGM Newsletter – March 2015

“Are we there yet?”, “Art we there yet?”, “ARE WE THERE YET?”. Who hasn’t heard these familiar and grating words in our travels? We had been on our way for some time and those anxious voices seemed to have no let-up as we continued to get to our destination. My message this month is directed to the Elected Officers of our District. These are the words that should be on your minds as you are approaching the last few months of your current Stations within your Lodge. Are you satisfied with the Work you have done? Have you done your very best to support each other? Have you improved upon the Masonic Knowledge of the Craft within the Lodge? Are you more knowledgeable yourself? Have you made a significant contribution of time to make repairs or improvements to your equipment or building? Have you made a significant monetary contribution to Masonic and Community Charities? Are you supporting those Brothers in the Chairs ahead of yours? Are you assisting those Brothers in those Chairs behind yours? Are you READY to STEP UP? Are you happy with the progress YOUR Lodge is making? Are each of you assisting your newly raised Brothers in their efforts to gain more Light as they sit in Lodge? Can you improve your Lodge Programs? As Leaders of your Lodge, how many Leaders of the Lodges within Your District have you sat with in either Lodge or Masters and Wardens? Are you aware of a Lodge in trouble? What have you done to HELP? I ask these questions because I want each of US to look within ourselves and ask what we have to do to insure not only the Survival of our Fraternity, but to enable it to GROW! Many of our Lodges are top-heavy with older Brothers and older ideas. You are the Leaders of Your Lodge. Those who are following You are looking to You to LEAD! YOU are the FUTURE of Free-Masonry not only in Your Lodge but in the District and within the State and YOU have to LEAD! We are NOT “there yet”. Getting there starts with YOU…

Grand Master Lapel Pins are still available for a donation to Camp Turk. My Thanks are available for your donation to the Brotherhood Fund. I ask that you remember the Masonic Care Community. If there is interest to a guided tour of the Masonic Care Community, contact me. We would need approximate 30 to 35 persons to arrange a no-cost trip. This would be open to not only Brothers but also Couples.

John P. Krest
District Deputy Grand Master
Wayne District

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