Worshipful Master's Message

November 1st 2017


It’s hard for me to believe that this is my final Master’s Message and that my year in the East is drawing to a close.  It seemed like my Installation was just yesterday.  However, we have accomplished so much in that span.  First, and most importantly, we have initiated and raised many great men throughout the year.  We also have had many incredibly enriching and entertaining events like our Festive Board, CF Walk, GOATS Picnic, several speakers, and Gala just to name a few.  It really shows just how active we are as a lodge and family.

I want to thank all the members of Annapolis Lodge for their faith in my leadership.  It has been one of the biggest honors of my life and I will cherish this time forever.  I also want to thank a few Brothers in particular for their help along the way.  First, I want to thank Brother Chris Kircher.  The support over the last year and the time and energy it takes to get prepare to be Worshipful Master is not easy. Next, Brother Bruce Lanier.  Without the countless hours you and I spent together preparing for exemplification and your wise council throughout the year I would have never have made it.  I also want to thank Brothers Matthew Ficca and Ellis Tinsley III.  The work that these Brothers do for the lodge is unimaginably tedious and time consuming and I could not have gotten through the year without them.  Finally, I want to thank Brother Andrew Martinez.  Brother Martinez is heavily involved in York Rite, Grand Lodge, Scottish Rite, and various other Masonic entities.  Yet he still found time to be there, by my side, this whole year.  I have, at times this year, been in over my head.  Andy was always there with a helping hand and was my best resource when I had questions.  I couldn’t have done it without you. 

I hope to see you all in lodge for the last couple meetings of the year and at our Open Installation of Officers being installed by the Grand Line on January 6th.  We have incredible officers and I can’t wait to see them step into their new roles as they move up.  I look forward to supporting Brother Kircher’s year in the East any way I can.   Happy Holidays to you all!

Sincerely & Fraternally,
Lyle Wisner
Worshipful Master