Brothers of Benjamin Franklin Lodge # 45,
We will have a July 7, 2021, Stated Communication to consider consolidation, therefore, your comments and suggestions are requested. The current officers of our Lodge are recommending the consolidation of our Benjamin Franklin # 45 with one or more of the following Lodges: Pyramid # 43, Golden # 50, and Mt. Rose # 40.
Our membership and attendance to meetings have continued to decline, hence, the strain of having enough members present to open the Lodge and meet our financial obligations has become difficult. The previously mentioned Lodges are also facing the same difficulties as our Lodge. The officers of all the Lodges feel these steps are needed for the betterment of Masonry and the stability of the Lodges.
Brothers, Our Stated Communication on October 6, 2021, will be the date we vote on consolidation. This is the 90-day official notice letter being sent to all the Brothers of Benjamin Franklin Lodge # 45, regarding the vote happening in October about consolidation.
Daniel Venters, Secretary
Hello my brother's, hope all is well with you and yours. As the virus is kicking into another gear we must stay very vigilant and take precautions in our daily lives to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. It will take “Power In Numbers” to eradicate this deadly virus but it all begins with ourselves.
As I navigated through the chairs in masonry I promoted the “Power In Numbers” and I continue to promote it in our efforts for consolidation. We should as good Masons promote what's best for masonry and set aside our personal agendas and grudges and divisive opinions and focus on the objective of consolidation for the betterment of all masons. In writing this I am reminded of the words we have heard countless times, “How should masons meet, act and part” our answer has always been and will always be, “Upon the level, by the plumb and part upon the square”. Have we forgotten the meaning of these words? That we should approach all our interactions with one another as equals with sincere courtesy, without malice or prejudice - being honest, transparent and fair with all our doings especially with the brethren.
We will be having a combined GMOV with Wadworth Lodge #25, Mt. Rose Lodge #40, and Pyramid Lodge #43 on Friday, September 3rd, 2021 at Wadsworth Lodge #25 located at 2425 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431. Attend and welcome Most Worshipful, Rick Graver, Grand Master of Masons of Nevada and his corps of officers on his official visitation.
With that being said my brothers, I wish all Brothers in masonry good health today and in the future. Take care and hope to see you all soon.
Upon the Square
Worshipful Master Randy Subia