The cold of winter has settled in, but I hope the love in your heart is keeping you warm! May we use this time to reflect and practice in our daily lives the virtue that Electa teaches us “…that we love one another.” May our personal actions and chapter community projects continue to demonstrate that it so important to give to those in need. My heart is filled with love and pride when I hear of the many ways our sisters and brothers demonstrate this as they give to their local food shelves, provide warm clothing, deliver meals, or make a call to a member they have not seen in a while. The list goes on and on. We need to be proud of what we do because we do it with love. In this month of love, may your cup be filled with blessings rich, abounding and eternal so we can continue to work with our Masonic brothers in spreading love, relief, and truth.
Your “Soar With Love” Grand Family was able to come together at Acacia Chapter to honor three of your elected grand officers: Pam Leech, Scott Anderson, and Kathie Brown. We thank you for your support of their endeavors. It was a great evening. Later that week, many sisters and brothers went to “Winter Camp” by attending the annual Candle of Hope Cancer Benefit. There was opportunity for lots of fun and fellowship to support a wonderful cause. A huge thank you to the East Metro Star Chapters for keeping this benefit alive and for your continued support of the Grand Chapter Cancer Project. Your hard work will help make a difference in a child’s life!
Planning for the 140th Grand Chapter session has begun in earnest. WGP Roger and I want to thank Donna and Dan Hanley and our Grand Secretary Joyce McCurdy in advance for their hard work to make the session run smoothly. Mark your calendars now for May 2nd-5th and plan to be at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. In addition to conducting the business of the Grand Chapter, we promise to provide time for fun and fellowship and look forward to seeing you as we “Soar With Love” together.
Take time this month to relax and reflect. Know that love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others. Let us keep giving to others and do it with love in our hearts.