October was a faster moving month than expected. We started off with the One-Day Conferral being held the first weekend of the month at the Scottish Rite Temple in Alexandria with the making of approximately 35 or more new Master Mason’s, seven of whom were from John A. Lejeune #350. With that I wish to welcome the following new Master Masons: Brandon Bateman, Daniel C. Ferris, Alex C. Frohnen, Raul J. Jarquin, Brian Potvin, Joseph Synan and William Smith to the Craft and Fraternity and wish them all the best in their travels in Freemasonry.
Lodge training for the new Masons or anyone else that needs a little help with ritual and can make it, is being held at the Lodge on Monday nights beginning at 7p.m., 1900 if still on military time!
The Rainbow Girls held their “Fall Fest” on Sunday October the 18th at the Lodge. It was a good turnout with a lot of the girls in attendance and even a number of the children from the town came as well.
As with months prior, per guidance from Grand Lodge, the monthly Stated Communications continue to be held with a minimum of fanfare because of a continuance of concern for safety of the members of the Fraternity due to the COVID-19 virus. And as before, per guidance from the Grand Master, we did not have a guest speaker, but all Lodge functions and gatherings are at this point still cleared to resume as normal except for meals and the taking of the word.
Brother Earl Covey, one of our very senior honored members, remains at the Veterans Home in Washington, D.C. and neither his health nor state of cognizance has improved. I ask that all of us please continue to keep him in our prayers.
Administrative notes and parting shots:
Last, but most certainly not least, the Secretary of the Army has announced the National Museum of the United States Army will be opening its doors on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020!
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Randall Arnold, Worshipful Master