From The East

Brethren,

We are already at the midway point in 2018! Time does fly when you’re having fun!

While July is dark, (we do have a Stated Meeting), we should reflect on the past half of the year and look forward to how we might be able to make the next half better. I ask you to reflect on how we as a Lodge did in the past six months and what we might want to improve in the next six months:

  • How are we doing on lodge friendships?
  • Do you understand the type of men we want to join our lodge and are you looking for them?
  • Do we need to change any of the customs and traditions of our Lodge?
  • Do you feel you have an opportunity to contribute to our Lodge in a meaningful way?
  • Is our communications to you and from you effective and adequate?

If you want to answer any of these questions or any other you may have, please feel free to talk, text or email me. There is always room for improvements and I would like to know what you think.

Sincerely and fraternally,
Joe Lucchesi

From The West

Brethren,

This is an “oldie, but goodie” post. I want to use it every year, so that I can also look back and reflect on my previous six months:

While July is dark, (but we do have a Stated Meeting), it might be nice to reflect on the past half of the year and look forward to how we might be able to make the next half better. A friend once called this “Midya” (“Mid-Year”) and it falls on July 2nd, when there are 182 days before and 182 days after that date.

I was searching on the Internet and found that many others actually do some type of reflection at this time. From one page, I found some interesting reflection questions that might help give you light on how the past six months were and what you might want to think about for the next six months:

  • How is your ATTITUDE heading into the second half of the year?
  • What was your greatest SUCCESS in the first six months of the year?
  • What was your greatest CHALLENGE in the first six months of the year?
  • What is your greatest NEED as you enter the final six months of the year?
  • What do you need to KEEP doing, START doing, and STOP doing in the next six months to reach your goal(s)?

These may be good questions for you to share with loved ones, or just yourself.

These questions can be applied to any situation that might require reflection. By answering these questions and remembering your answers for the next time you reflect on these questions, you might find that you will have improved some aspects of your life.

Happy Midya Brethren and I hope your next six months are even better than your last!

Fraternally yours,
David M Patterson, PM
Senior Warden,
Peninsula Masonic Lodge #168

From The South

Greetings from the South,

Have a great summer!

JW
Shan Zhou