On the 29th of January our Deputy Grand Master held his town hall meeting for the Erie Districts. These types of events are not uncommon but are quickly becoming the normal in recent years. It is a wonderful thing to have because one of the major issues you hear from Brothers is the detached feeling they have from leadership and Grand Lodge. This feeling is quickly becoming a thing of the past due to the efforts of our Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master. The town hall covered many topics, such as how our Grand Lodge is funded, how the Trustees of the Hall and Home interact with Grand Lodge, the Care Community and its impact on us, and many more topics. The D.G.M spoke at length on the need for mentoring and deeper resources to help struggling Lodges. Something that according to his communication to us will be a major effort while he is Grand Master. All in all this was a wonderful night. The Grand Lodge is fulfilling their promise to the brethren in being more transparent, nothing was off the table. Every question that was asked was answered honestly and in detail.
Making the night even more special it was the birthday of our Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Jeffery M. Williamson. I know the article is a tad late but Happy Birthday from all of the Erie Districts Masonic family to out D.G.M!