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Harbor City Lodge #318
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R:.W:. Jim Demenkow, District Deputy Grand Master
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James W. DemenkowAs we enter the 2014 Grand Lodge year, it is my distinct honor and privilege to have been selected as the Grand Master’s representative to the 26th Masonic District. These are troubled times. A common theme in Florida Masonry today is the fact that we are losing members. We are having difficulty finding Brothers willing to become officers in our respective Lodges, and we are now facing financial difficulties. There are no easy answers to these problems, and I am not going to pretend that I have them, because I don’t. However, there are some areas we can look into. At one time, Masonry was comprised of men and leaders from all walks of life. I believe that this is no longer true, and it would be a positive step to move back in that direction. We can ask ourselves: Is Masonry living up to my expectations, and am I living up to Masonry’s expectations? Masonry has a lot to offer in terms building and maintaining the internal qualifications which makes us good fathers, husbands, employers, and employees, but most of all: Good Men. These are the things that we need to understand, and be able to communicate to our Brethren, and to prospective new members. We also need to look towards our young men and women, and offer to help guide them in these troubled times. We need to teach them that the phrase: “Friendship, Morality, and Brotherly Love; is not just a bunch of words, but has real value in terms of helping us make the right choices, and to serve as a positive guide as we travel through life’s pathways. We need to welcome them into our Masonic family.

I have spent a lot of time learning the ritual, and during the first part of that time, I did not have an understanding or appreciation of the messages that are actually contained in it. I have now come to realize that much of what it means to be a Mason is inculcated in the ritual. By ritual, I mean the opening and closing of a Lodge, the three Degrees, the lectures, the charges, the installation ceremony, and even the prayers. I encourage every Mason to go back and read the charges, learn to read the lectures, and try to understand what is contained therein.

We have a great District, and I am looking forward to working with each and every one of you.

Fraternally,

 

R:.W:. James W. Demenkow
District Deputy Grand Master
The THUNDERING 26th Masonic District
E-mail: jdemenkow@cfl.rr.com
Cell: 321-243-0684

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