As I write this last newsletter as Master of Henry Barnes
it makes me reflect upon our Lodge and the brethren in it. It has truly been my
honor to serve you as Master in 2003. We have a great Lodge and fraternity.
Henry Barnes has definitely a reputation to hold up, for its lodge work, its
outstanding members and a lodge as a whole. I want to thank Tom Buschle for all
of his help this year in keeping me current on this newsletter and always being
there when I needed him, Thanks Tom! To all the brothers who gave tirelessly of
their time and sweat to help us cook and serve the breakfasts and Country
Dinners. To all of you who were always there to help out on the barnstormers
when Paul called you, thank you!
I would like to also thank the ladies from Dora No.2 OES
for all of their help this year and especially Gladys Chandler and Cheryl
Buschle for helping with all the dinners for the brothers after each meeting and
the Country Dinners.
Again, thanks for electing me to this honored position!
The year is not over though; we still have the Christmas
Party on December 6th. I would ask as many of our brethren to come out to the
lodge on Saturday December 27 for the annual election of officers. My assumption
is that Burlis Dean will be elected to Master for 2004 and if this takes place
he plans an open installation of officers on Saturday January 3, 2004. Come out
and support you new officers for 2004!
Donít forget our monthly breakfast on December 7, 8am-
The Three Great Principles:
For many years Freemasons have followed three great
∑ Brotherly Love
Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of
others and behave with kindness and understanding to his fellow creatures.
Freemasons are taught to practice charity, and to care, not only for their
own, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving, and
by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.
Freemasons strive for truth, requiring high moral standards and aiming to
achieve them in their own lives.
Freemasons believe that these principles represent a
way of achieving higher standards in life.