Greetings from the East!
I hope everyone had a safe and very filling Thanksgiving! I know I definitely ate more pie than I needed but hey, it’s a holiday right! Now it’s on to the next set of holidays and then it’s time for the year 2023! When I started my year in the East, I was given lots of advice from past masters but the one constant I heard from them all was just how fast the year would go. They were not wrong. It does not feel like it’s been a WHOLE year already and I don’t think the realization has fully set in yet. We had a lot happen this year and had some very good meetings and always shared in some great fellowship along the way.
Our first meeting of December (Dec. 1st) we will be hearing from our committees and submitting their reports and then we will be holding the election for officers, for the 2023 Masonic year! Come and show your support for our future D5 officers! Dinner at 6:30pm. RSVP here
Our second as well as final meeting (Dec. 15th) for the 2022 year will be our Annual Agape Dinner! This dinner is open to Masons only and will start around 6:30pm. As this is a popular event, to ensure there is enough food and drink it’s very important that you RSVP here.
Our last event of the year will be our installation of the new Denver 5 officers! This will take place Saturday, December 17th. Dinner will be at 6:30pm, with the installation to follow. this is always a fun evening and I highly recommend coming and supporting our brothers on their journey. Since this is an open lodge event It will be absolutely crucial that you RSVP here, so we have enough food to go around.
I have learned so much during my year in the East and I truly love and appreciate everyone who has helped me during my time. I will miss wearing the hat, but I know I’m leaving D5 in better, more capable hands than ever. Looking to the bright future of Denver 5 and Colorado Masonry, I’m excited to see what the newer members will bring to the table and confident that the craft we all love will continue to grow strong. Thank you all, my brothers!
Fraternally yours always,
James Bechtel, Worshipful Master 2022