Dec 9, 2020

Dear Brethren,

I trust everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving Holiday and are getting ready for the next set of Holidays forthcoming.   This newsletter will be a work in progress for me and I plan to make it a weekly event.  You should receive it via email, and it will be posted to both the website and our Private Millersville Facebook page.  Future newsletters will include what is happening at Millersville over the next two weeks, news and reports from the Appendant Bodies, and Birthday and Masonic Anniversary announcements.  If there is something else you would like to see included, please reach out to me and let me know, my contact information is below.  Also as a reminder, we currently are not performing any degree work due to Covid risks; however, we still have to conduct our Stated Meetings as normal.

Quote of the Week:

 “It is scary to work under someone that knows so much more than you, but instead of being intimidated, let them groom you. Ask for feedback and direct coaching; then soak it up like a sponge!”

Jill Billhorn
Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales at CDW

 

Many Lodges are struggling with ritual, as many rely on the older Brothers to keep doing it.  However, it is important that younger Brothers learn more ritual to assume these roles.  As experienced ritualists know, getting started or “Fear of the Arena” is the biggest hurdle.  This quote speaks to this situation – if you are a younger Brother, get involved and just ask.  Many older Brothers will be happy and willing to teach.  This is an important lesson we are taught; we are all builders and ‘building the bridge for younger Brothers to follow” is one of the most important.

 

 Millersville 126 News / Dates:

 

Sat. Dec 12th – Installation of Officers

  1. 11:00am Start Time
  2. No Lunch or Reception After
  3. Closed Installation (Please only Brother Masons, no Guests)

 

Lodge will be dark for the remainder of the year after Installation.  There will also not be a Feast of St John held this year.  We will resume Lodge activities again at the first Stated Meeting of the year on Jan. 5, 2021.

 

Fraternally,

 

Brian Bates

Worshipful Master-Elect

Millersville Lodge #126

Mobile: 260-615-8013

Email: tazmanfw@gmail.com