Sisters and Brothers,
As we close 2017, we look back on the many memories and accomplishments that have made. We have traveled to many chapters, performed the initiation of new members, and learned of the many different ways that chapters have found to raise funds for their many projects.
We have smiled as we heard of the many good works that have been done toward Grand Chapter and Community Projects. We have heard of many chapters that are partnering with their lodges—outstanding! This teamwork brings us together for fellowship and for greater accomplishments.
I will cherish one of the precious memories from last week. WGM Peg and I helped present lap robes and cookies to patients at the Masonic Cancer Center, along with Brother Art Lingo and Sister Marilyn Carlson. Though these patients were going through tests or treatments, they were so very grateful and appreciative for what we gave them and they appreciated the time we spent with them. The smiles that came to their faces brought warmth and joy to our hearts! We were able to spend time with the entire Masonic Hospital Auxiliary as they reported giving out over sixty blankets that day alone, and they will probably surpass 1,000 blankets for the year. Thank you to the many individuals, chapters and groups who have taken time to support this wonderful project by making blankets—keep them coming!
We hope you all stay warm and healthy… Nancy and I have left for Texas and will be “doing our work” from there, by attending chapters and gathering the Winter Texans who are in the Masonic Family.
If anyone is looking for a reason to come to South Texas, we invite you to join us at the Minnesota/Texas Masonic Reunion on Saturday, February 3rd, in Donna, Texas. We are just 45 minutes from South Padre Island and would love to show you around—just call me or email me for details!
With the New Year started, we look forward to a busy Spring as each chapter continues their works.
In Star love,
Roger Taylor, WGP
P. S. A little flag etiquette before I close: For those chapters that have an eagle on the top of the flag staff, it should fly forward when being presented, and face the audience when posted.