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William B.Barnett Lodge No. 187

Free & Accepted Masons

100+ Year's Strong Chartered January 20, 1910

From the West

Brethren,

It has been my honor and pleasure to serve the Craft as the Senior Warden this year.


 We are entering a period of self-evaluation concerning our position, direction and standing.

When a scenario is questioned, a usual answer is, “That’s the way it’s always been done.” It shows no thinking about whether or not what was best in the past is the best course for the future.


 Circumstances change. We must change with them when warranted. However, change for change’s sake can be more damaging to efforts towards positive change than no change at all.


We should take the time to assess what’s working and what’s not, changes in conditions, and to review other factors that would indicate that a change is necessary. Although change is inevitable, sometimes the status quo is needed, other times even necessary.


 Change happens. Always.


Things to consider: Why do we need to change? Why do we want to change? Why is change necessary? What are we trying to fix? Do we have the capability or capacity to change? Do we have the aptitude to change?


All these are important points and I look forward to exploring them with you in the near future. 


Fraternally,

S∴W∴ Larry Elkins