May Message

posted May 29, 2015, 12:57 PM by McKinley Lodge


It seems that this month we’re focusing on change…in the seasons and weather, in the Lodge, and in ourselves. In my brother officers’ articles you’ll read some of their ideas on the subject. Please take some time to read their words of wisdom and contemplate how to deal with the changes you face in your lives.

While not a change, but an ongoing tradition, we have one big event going on at the Lodge this month and I hope you’ll come be a part of it and show your support by attending and helping to make it a success. On Thursday the 7th we’ll be celebrating those brothers who have given 25, 50, or more years of service to the craft. Please come out and be part of congratulating and honoring them for their service. As has been our practice in recent years, we’ll have a dinner before the Stated Meeting where we’ll present the brothers with their certificates and pins and have a chance to learn from their experience and wisdom. We do this so family and friends can be there with us to celebrate these milestones. Again, please join us to congratulate and show support for our honored brethren.

Continuing on the theme of change, we’ll also be working on the important task of securing the financial future of the Lodge through the work of the Financial Committee. Dates for meetings in May have not been set as of this writing, but they’ll be announced in Lodge and by email as they are scheduled. If you have email and aren’t getting my email blasts, please contact me at so I can add you to the list. If you don’t have email and would like to be notified of these, or any other events, please let me know and I’ll make sure we contact you by your preferred method of communication.

A quick note on the other date on our calendar: Officers, please remember we have our second Officers’ Meeting for the year scheduled on the evening of Thursday the 28th. It’s important for you to be there to help determine the direction of the lodge for the summer, the remainder of the year, and the future.

Finally, a couple of thoughts on change from those wiser than myself:

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”   ― Mahatma Gandhi

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is

the only thing that ever has.”   ― Margaret Mead


Chris Goodwin

Worshipful Master