As we begin a
new year, let us reflect on our past, as we look
toward our future. Each of us must decide what
Freemasonry and Duvall Lodge means to us.
spans more than two hundred years, and it has been a
great and wonderful history indeed. The brethren who
have preceded us made Freemasonry and Duvall Lodge
an important part of their lives. The records of
Duvall Lodge indicate their commitment to making
Duvall a vital part of this community.
Now it is our
turn. We must take up the banner that has been
carried by those who have gone before us. And in
doing so, we must ask ourselves what commitment we
are willing to make. Will we offer our support in
our attendance, our participation, and our finances?
To function properly, it will take all of us working
together. If one declines to shoulder his
responsibility, then others must carry his weight.
Our new Master,
Worshipful Brother Stan Robinson has set out an
ambitious agenda for this year. It is an agenda that
has many possibilities, but it is also one that is
open to discussion. He has invited all to offer
comments and suggestions. He has set us on course to
have a great year. But, he canít do it alone. He
must have your support. Please take the time to
attend Lodge on the first and third Tuesday of each
month. And if you canít attend Lodge, contact him
and ask what you can do to help carry your portion
of the load. There are many opportunities for you to
As I start the
year as your new Secretary, I ask all to contact me
if I can help you in any way. I also ask that you
keep me updated on any changes to your addresses and
phone numbers. We do have an e-mail contact list. If
you will give me your address, Iíll be happy to add
it to the list.
Bill Riggs, PM