I would like to thank each of you for the support you have given our Chapter over the pastyear. Our Officers and I are looking forward to another great year that will, hopefully, continue to build on the momentum that we as a Chapter have developed.
As we are all well aware, Janaury is the beginning of not just our new year in the Chapter but it is also the beginning of what could affectionately be called, “Degree Season”. With this season also comes the opportunity for all of us as experienced Companions to share with our new “soon-to-be” Companions who are entering Royal Arch Masonry many of the lessons, rituals and messages that we have been so fortunate to experience ourselves.
We are lucky enough to count ourselves amoung the very fortunate of Freemsons who have taken to the step to expand our knowledge and hopefully gain a more wisdom. I encourage every Companion to take the time to share (what you can) with other Freemasons so that they too can gain from your experiences in Royal Arch Masonry. Encourage them to explore what the Royal Arch has to offer them as well as what they may have to offer others as a result of their growth as a Mason. Invite them to a Chapter meeting so that they can find out for themselves what the culture of the membership is, ask questions of experienced Companions and decide for themselves if and when continuing their Masonic journey via Royal Arch Masonry is right for them.
Jeff Boland, MEHP 2018