Masters Message May 2020

Greetings My Brothers,

The hold on our ability to meet has continued, the Governor, and our Most Worshipful Grand Master have extended the SOCIAL DISTANCE through, very possibly, the month of May. I think we need to make sure that we are protecting each other and practicing the safe social distancing, so we may go back to our normal lives as soon as possible.

Caring and looking to help the brothers in need, I tasked the officers of the lodge and myself to call all the brethren and the special ladies to check on their well being and if any assistance is needed at this difficult times. I am very pleased to report that the calls were very well received with appreciation and gratitude, and we were able to assist some brothers as well as a special lady. What surprised me was the number of wrong and missing telephone numbers. Please brothers, forward you current phone number to brother secretary to update his list to enable us to communicate with you and check on you and your family.

The officers of the lodge had a virtual business meeting conducted on Zoom, where we voted on Lodge bills to be paid. I sought the advice from the officers about the current scheduled functions, like the Swing in the Spring party and the Euclid Lodge’s visit. The officers unanimously suggested to cancel both functions, and I agreed with the suggestions.

Since we will not be able to meet this month again, I scheduled our next regular meeting to be a virtual utilizing Zoom on the internet. After clarifying that with our Most Worshipful Grand Master, I invite all the brethren to join us on May 20th, 2020 at 6:00 PM for a virtual meeting where we can safely see each other’s chat and do lodge’s business, while practicing safe social distance from the privacy of our homes.

Brothers interested in attending this virtual meeting, please send in your email address to brother Secretary and he will email you back the Zoom information link.

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Be informed on COVID-19 and aware of potential scams. To learn more about COVID-19, visit the CDCor your local health department website. I also encourage you to keep an eye out for scammers and cyber-criminals as they may try to take advantage of your concerns re-lated to COVID-19. They may offer you fake products, medical advice, create fake charities, or compel you to click a fraudulent link to gain access to your device. To find out more about how you can avoid a scam visit the Federal Trade Commissionwebsite.

I look forward to seeing you all in Lodge, May the blessings of heaven rest upon us, our families and all the brethren in our great fraternity.

Fraternally,

Mazen M. Alsabe
Worshipful Master


St Johns 1P Masonic Lodge

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