Corinthian Lodge #67 hosted an open Table Lodge/Awards Night/Widows Night. I had a great amount of fun from toast to toast. We had jokes told by our Worshipful Master, Paul, and a very good presentation by our Area Deputy, James. We honored our Widows with a tribute. We also presented Awards to our brothers for their long service to the Craft. We were even fortunate enough to present a one brother with his 60 Year Award. Oh yeah, and I was named Mason of the Year for 2009.
This is a great honor that has been bestowed upon me by my brothers. I was very shocked to learn that I was earning this great award as I didn't know until thirty minutes before. I am truly honored that my brothers think of me so highly and I promise to continue working to improve our Lodge to continue to earn this honor. As I stood to accept my Award, I thought of what I would say. This is an extremely shortened and paraphrased version of what I said:
Masonry stands at a paradox. We are changing rapidly as new brothers and new ideas enter our Lodges. However, we are also an organization that has remained in its current form for centuries. What do we do? I believe that it is to allow exploration to occur but it must always be in the back of all brother's minds the ancient nature of this Fraternity. We truly have our work and our rewards ahead of us.
On an unrelated note, I passed the Bar Exam.