Sunday, January 10, 2010

Installation of Officers Successful!

As Associate Grand Marshal for my district, I have gotten to do a lot of traveling to other lodges recently. Particularity during this month, I have been to several installations of officers and will be going to several more (two today in fact). An installation of officers is the "New Years Party" of Masonry. You get to see the excitement of brothers as they take their new stations and places. You get to see our many brothers take pride in and be humbled by the new offices their lodges have entrusted them with. New ideas are flying around and with these new ideas come hope for the future.

Although all installations are exciting events, none have been more meaningful for me than yesterday's installation of officers at Adelphi Momauguin Lodge No. 63. On January 9th, 2010, Worshipful Brother James Arthur Tirrell was installed as Worshipful Master of our lodge. James is also my younger brother.

I can still remember my mother bringing home my brother as a baby. I've seen him grow for 26 years and I'm very proud of the man he is today. His dedication, love of life and creativity will make him a great Worshipful Master and I am honored to serve him as one of his officers.

Yesterday was even more meaningful for me, because my good friend Daniel W. Hawthorne stepped down as Worshipful Master after two years of devoted Masonic service. Dan has done a great job as Master of our lodge and will continue to serve as our Chaplain for the ensuing year. Congratulations on a job well done!

Finally, I would like to congratulate all the newly elected and appointed officers of Adelphi Momauguin Lodge No. 63. We had a great day and much fellowship was had. Now let us get to our labors and build our temple!

A special thanks to Brother James Elliott who took some great photos of the installation of officers. All the photos can be found on this Facebook album.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All the best to your brother and his Lodge for 2010.