The year is now in full swing and we are progressing nicely as a lodge. We now have 5 members that have been initiated this year, who will be receiving the one day conferral on April 29. Thank you to their mentors and everyone who has assisted in their initiation rituals. The most recent degree, conducted on April 1, was particularly enjoyable with all previously initiated EAs present as well. This new batch of Masons is sure to assist in the prosperity of our craft, and it is a pleasure to see their development coming along nicely. A special thank you to Brother Shelton for championing their mentorship every Monday as well as mentorship for the lodge broadly, and a special thank you to the brethren of Acacia Lodge for allowing us to utilize their building to conduct an EA degree.

This month is on track to be relatively quiet, a nice reprieve from the business that we blasted into the new year with. Please remember that our Stated Communication will be held on Friday, April 21, 2023 at 7pm, dinner at 6pm, on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus at the Robert’s House, located at 4600 Roberts Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030. Our Brother Axel Schamis will be giving a presentation on the trowel, which is sure to be very informative and interesting.

Sincerely & Fraternally, Fred Edwards