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The District Deputy’s Minute
Rt. Wor. Richard J. Duhaine

April 2003

Brethren,

Oh yes, April is here, flowers and warm breezes cannot be far behind after a February and March we will not soon forget.

March was a busy month for the District. My passport was ready and we traveled to two countries (Italy and Ireland) without ever leaving our local area.  Thank you Baalis Sanford and Fellowship Lodges for inviting us along on this journey.  This, Brethren, is just some of the many great things that can come together when you think outside of the box.  And congratualations to the event coordinators for these successful happenings.

Two candidates were raised, one each by St. George and Wampatuck Lodges.

A Tri-Town Table Lodge that was beyond compare.  The Place to Be!!

A sincere Thank You to all of the Brothers who assisted at the CHIP event on March 21 at the Abington High School.

The Exemplification was second to none.  Our District can be proud of the Ritual it delivers to the candidates.  This also proves that those Grand Lecturers are not nearly as scary as they may appear.

Our Annual Widows' Night will be held on April 5 at 6:00 P.M. at the Masonic Apartments, 279 Prospect Street, in Brockton.  After dinner we will be entertained by Ms. Kathy Bendix a pre-school teacher at the Old South Union Church in Weymouth.  Her topic, "Ticklish Moments for the Fancy Haired Teacher" are humorous children's stories accumulated over her 25 years of teaching.

The District CHIP Event well be held at he Westgate Mall during the school vacation week on April 24, 25, and 26 from 10:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M.  This has always been our most fun and successful event and well attended by all.  Come by and spend some time, I'm sure you'll find it gratifying.

I remind you and encourage any Brother to try out for some part in the degree work for the One Day Class, which will be held on November 1st.  I have the applications that have to be submitted to R.W. David Price.  All of the work (excluding masters' work) is open to all the Brothers.  You don't need to be a current officer to participate so go for it!!!

The next Masters' Path will be in Wakefield at the Masonic Temple on September 20.  To receive maximum benefit from this program officers are expected to attend this class at least 12 months before being installed master of their lodge.

The District Officers and I wish everyone a Safe and Happy Easter!!!!

Fraternally,

Rich