Category: 2012 Messages

DECEMBER 2012

My Brother, I hope this message finds you and your family safe and well especially after the calamity caused by Hurricane Sandy.  On Thanksgiving, I hope you had time to spend with family and friends and to remember all of the things you can be thankful for. To the Officers and Brothers of Cincinnati Lodge…



NOVEMBER 2012

My Brother, Today it seems that too often our society is less tolerant of other’s opinions and that people with different views are not willing to work together as we have done in the past. A look at our early history as a country reveals much about tolerance and cooperation. In colonial times, settlers came…



OCTOBER 2012

My Brother, Earlier in the year, I shared some information about Cincinnatus, the farmer, dictator and consul to the Roman Empire and his willingness to serve his country in its time of need regardless of personal and financial sacrifice.  I also mentioned the Society of Cincinnati and George Washington which I would like to discuss…



SEPTEMBER 2012

My Brother, Greetings from the East, and I hope you all had a safe summer and this message finds you healthy, happy and prosperous. Summers are both long and short, and I hope that you have had some time to prepare for the fall and I look forward to our re-uniting together again. Speaking of…



MAY 2012

My Brother, The following is part of the story behind how Cincinnati Lodge #3 got its name.  Lucius Cincinnatus (520 BC-430 BC) was an aristocrat and politician of the Roman Republic, serving as Consul or a high elected official in 460 BC and Roman Dictator in 458 BC and 439 BC. He was regarded, especially…



APRIL 2012

My Brother, Easter has arrived and, besides the Easter Bunny, Jelly Beans, and Chocolate Eggs, this holiday also brings renewed thoughts of faith and devotion. And I want to share a brief account of an old story about King Solomon and The Dream, and it goes something like this: When Solomon was made king, he…



MARCH 2012

My Brother, As we all know, Freemasonry is the oldest and largest fraternity in the world composed of men of good will and character who practice the spirit of universal brotherhood to all men. One of the many reasons to join the Craft is education. The origins of Freemasonry have been attributed variously to King…



FEBRUARY 2012

My Brother, I recently watched the 1992 remake of the great action/adventure movie “The Last of the Mohicans” with actor Daniel Day-Lewis. I was moved by the ending scene of the movie, but first a little background information. The book was written by James Fenimore Cooper in 1826, a best seller of its day. The…



JANUARY 2012

My Brother, I am both honored and humbled to be installed as the Worshipful Master of our Lodge and I look forward to the tasks, opportunities and challenges ahead of us. I want to thank all the brethren for their confidence in electing me and all I can say is that I will do my…