Worshipful Master's Message

November 1st 2018

rethren,

…the holidays are again upon us and for me, this also means I am near the end of my term as Worshipful Master.  This brings me to a point where I now need to reflect on where I am and how I will continue my partnership with the Fraternity.  Several line officers are moving forward and others are joining to continue our beloved lodge’s operation for the upcoming year.  I have closely watched as each to step out of the East has balanced their reentry into life without the line to manage.  Each has breathed an initial sign of relief.  However, what I quickly noticed is that they have all been drawn back to participate in various ways.  The connection to the lodge and to the Fraternity in general becomes imprinted on one’s soul, and is a major part of what defines us.  Together with our own individual Faith and family, we have learned to become better men by those who have come before us.  That said, our journey’s have just begun and there is now time to explore the other aspects of the expanded Masonic organizations.

Most importantly, I need to recognize and thank those who have supported 2018 and helped bring several important enhancements to our Lodge.  I won’t manage this with specific names, but more a reflection on what we accomplished.  We will soon see the front of our building renovated with new windows and all bricks sealed following a several year attempt to secure a State grant,  we updated the bylaws and have addressed a much needed conversation about our dues, the table lodge and charitable gala were great successes and our members participated in many other masonic events around the State.  We saw chair lifts installed and rear doors replaced.  Most importantly, we have several new Brothers who decided to join the Fraternity.  Masonry has been a solid part of Annapolis history, and I am so proud to have been part of it.  I am truly humbled.  Thank you all for allowing me to serve as your Worshipful Master.  I will never forget the experience and hope that I represented you well.

Christopher Kircher
Worshipful Master
Annapolis Lodge No. 89

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