A word from our Worshipful Master… December 2019

It truly is a surreal thing to address you now from the East. It feels like just yesterday when I was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason in Meridian Lodge and now here I am sitting in the Oriental chair. Time flies! As I said at our annual meeting, I do not take this responsibility on lightly and I sincerely thank you all for your trust in me. I will not let you down!
Meridian Lodge is a strong lodge that has weathered many storms in its history and now finds itself in calm waters with the sun on its face. We have a strong line of officers, a wealth of active past masters to lean on and we are on stable financial footing. We are in a great place and all I want for this lodge in the coming year is for that upward trajectory to continue.The two areas I would like to highlight this year will be in Masonic education and fellowship. I will look to provide you brothers with a truly masonic experience at each meeting. One that at the very least justified your attendance at lodge. I want to promote a lodge experience that not only allows us to grow in knowledge but in true friendship. Above all, I want each brother to come away from each meeting with a feeling that they were glad they came; that it was worthwhile; and they may have learned something new. Our lodge has immense potential and with your help we can see that potential explored.
Finally, with the turning of the calendar showing December, I would like to take the opportunity to wish each and every one of you brothers a happy, healthy, and joyous holiday season.  Please take the time to enjoy the lights, sounds, and songs of the season and make time to be with the ones you love. So from my family to yours Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year! See you in lodge!
WB Nicholas Valinsky
Worshipful Master