Brethren & Ladies,
My wife, Sis Pen and I wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation once again for all the support and assistance you gave during our First Installation Ceremony.
Every accomplishment we achieve first starts as a dream. Our dream then becomes our goal. With diligence, effort, the support of others and belief in ourselves; our goals become a reality. We already started seeing the reality of our dreams. We started this lodge with pride and dignity and we shall keep it moving forward in the generations to come.
We need to foster growth by getting more new good members to continue what we started. People gets old everyday, some will move somewhere and others will be soon gone forever [as the natural order of things]. Like a seasonal plant that bear fruits, those fruits turned into seeds and sowed and grown again and again. Some fruits may turn into bad and unproductive state; while others have the best qualities to renegerate. The best quality will be kept and maintained forever and the unproductive ones will be soon out of sight. Some of the non-fruit bearing [unproductive] ones sometime will turn into something useable in the future: cut down to make use of the sturdy wood and made into lumber to support a structure [or die out to feed on other plants and support our environment].
We will continue to gain new members and to support our newer members we need to mentor them and look after them. We will guide them until they will have the full confidence to do what we are doing. I trust that we are all good leaders. We have the confidence, leadership skills and the utmost in our minds - Masonic service; thus when we serve ourselves we ultimatley serve others.
On behalf of my family; Sis Pen and myself Wish You All an Enjoyable Festive Season and a Healthy and Happy New Year 2011!
VWBro Fidel Pamplona, AGDC
Wor Master, LJR 1045
"We work together to bring out the best in each of us, and then we apply our skills to help others."