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Masters Message October 2022

Hello My Brothers,

Autumn is officially here and the cool weather is upon us. It was great to see everyone at our first communication last month. We jumped right in and conducted a lot of business. We had a great meal and a great program. I’d like to take this opportunity to once again thank our two representatives that came out from the Warwick Animal Shelter and gave us some great information on what they do, how they operate, and answered many questions. We will continue to be in touch with them and many other Animal welfare organizations throughout this year.

Please take note as this month is going to be a little different. We will have our regular meeting on Wednesday, October 19, at 6 pm. This will be the Grand Masters fraternal visitation. We normally would have done our EA degree this night but it is being moved to Saturday, October 22 at 9 AM. Please take note of this change and join us that morning for the entered apprentice degree.

We have an interesting program for the Grand Masters fraternal visit. Thanks to Brother Senior Deacon, we have secured a gentleman by the name of David Gracer. Since 2004, David Gracer has been an Adjunct Instructor at CCRI for 17 years where he teaches writing, literature, and public speaking. He uses a variety of methods to make writing and the entire learning process engaging and even fascinating.

Dave’s other career involves entomophagy, which means using insects as a real food-source, both for livestock and for people all over the world. As he learned more about this unusual subject, Dave gradually realized that our relationships to Nature (and to insects in particular) provide insights into our history and our future. His activities in this subject have allowed him to enjoy a wide range of experiences and adventures, including his epic trek across the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, as part of a National Geographic TV special. More than anything else, Dave knows that exploration and challenge are important elements of a powerful life. This will indeed be an interesting program with some audience participation.

If you plan on dining with us, PLEASE make a reservation. Lastly, I’d like to remind everyone to keep that vigilant eye open for any animal in need or distress. Animals Depend On People Too = ADOPT

Thank you, and we hope to see everyone at October’s regular communication on the 19th and at our special EA degree on Saturday
Grazie Fratelli Miei ... ... ...

John B. Paliotta
Worshipful Master