09 January 2019
As Secretary of Etiwan Lodge No. 95, I welcome you to 2019. We begin our year with degree work - which is always a welcome and invigorating start to the year - as initiating, passing and raising Brothers into the Craft is critical to strengthening and maintaining our fine, historic fraternity.
I look forward to Etiwan undertaking many great endeavors this year, lead by a strong Worshipful Master, a great group of Officers and some very dedicated Brothers.
I challenge each of you to recommit to attending Lodge as you can - as Friendship, Brotherly Love and Camaraderie are vital to the health of a Lodge and this can only truly be realized and appreciated through getting together with one another.
Life provides a seemingly unlimited number of distractions, commitments and circumstances - expected and unexpected, causing us to constantly have to re-calibrate and make decisions on how to prioritize them... I simply ask that you make an attempt to fit the craft into your life as you can - you just might find that it is a welcome respite from the chaos.
I wish you all safe travels and a very healthy and successful year. If I may be of service to you, please do not hesitate to ask.
Respectfully and Fraternally,
WB Robert Heck, Jr, PM, 32°