Masters Message June 2020
Greetings my Brothers,
I’d like to start by congratulating our new Most Worshipful Grand Master, Gary S. Kaufman on his installation, which was very unique, being conducted in the era of Social Distancing. Best of luck for your term, Most Worshipful Grand Master.
Time flies when you are having fun, and actually it did. I feel so blessed and honored to have been the Worshipful Master of our Lodge, even though I feel deprived from delivering all my planned events. I had lots of fun with the degrees we did and the
holiday party. I am grateful for the exemplary support, the dedication and loyalty of my line Officers, Brother Secretary and Brother Treasurer, to whom I owe the success in my term. This is my last message as the Master of St. John’s Lodge 1P and I wish my successors all the luck in their terms. I am grateful for the Past Masters support and wisdom, I couldn’t have done it without your help.
So far, our next meeting is award night, and will be a virtual one on Zoom. We have 21 year pins to be awarded. The Annual will be on June 22nd and again, I am assuming it will be virtual installation on Zoom too, we will start at 6:00 PM. 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.
Our May regular communication was a virtual one through Zoom, where we voted on lodge bills to be paid. It was very good to see Worshipful Brother Robert Coleman, past master who joined us from Florida after 10 years of not being able attending a meeting. I am very happy that the virtual meeting is allowing brothers out of state to communicate again and enjoy lodge meetings.
Be informed on COVID-19 and aware of potential scams. To learn more about COVID-19, visit the CDC or 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 related 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 Commission website.
Once again, thank you my Brothers for allowing me to serve our lodge and the Brothers this year.
I look forward to seeing you all in Lodge, maybe, or on Zoom, May the blessings of heaven rest upon us, our families and all the brethren in our great fraternity.
Mazen M. Alsabe Worshipful Master