This message is coming from the Senior Warden in the West for
the first time. It is my opportunity to speak to you as the prospective Master in the East of Cherrydale
Lodge #42. I say prospective because I still must be elected by the lodge members. This election will
take place at our stated communication on December 3, 2009. At that election you will also elect the
line officers who will run the lodge for 2010. The installation of officers will take place on Friday
December 11, 2009 at 7:30. Every brother and his family will be invited because it will be an open
This is a very important time in our lodge! We are making decisions now that will affect our lodge for a
whole year and maybe beyond. Every Master in the East leaves an impression on the lodge both during his
stay in the East and beyond that may affect all brothers and their participation. The Master has the
duty to be sure that all protocols are followed, committees are up and running and, last but not least,
to be sure the finances of the lodge are protected. I will look to my line officers for assistance in
making Cherrydale Lodge not only a sacred retreat of friendship and virtue but one where all brothers
can be proud to belong.
I have asked the following station officers to serve with me: Carl Weaver in the West and Justin Strait
in the South. I have asked Paul Sunal to continue to move up the line by being the Senior Deacon and
Scott Aughenbaugh to sit as Junior Deacon. Alex Huber, who has been our outstanding Senior Deacon is
taking on more duties in his private life that would conflict with his duties in the South. He has,
however, agreed to be an important brother during our degree work. I, of course, could not run the lodge
without our esteemed Treasurer, Donald Ellis Strehle and John Weldon Frank as Secretary. Our Senior
Steward will be none other than Leroy Levine who did an outstanding job this past year. The Chaplain and
Marshal are still yet to be named and I will inform you when those officers are settled.
If any brother would like to begin his journey to the East please talk to me and let us set you up with
a mentoring program that would make your journey fun and rewarding.
I am still working on my plan for 2010, but the plan would include more outside speakers to better
inform us of the activities of the Grand Lodge, educate us in the Masonic curriculum and broaden our
horizons as brothers of this great country and fraternity. I want to have more active committees and
will be contacting you over the next several weeks to ask for your assistance. Donít hesitate to come up
to me and volunteer. I will want at least two maybe three leaders of every committee so that no one
brother feels overwhelmed. We will make more organized fraternal visits (five or more brothers are
required for a visit to be recognized) to broaden our friendships and learn the good, the bad and the
ugly from other lodges in order to make our lodge run better.
I will keep you informed as the plan gets clearer and we get closer to the installation.