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The District Deputy's Minute for September

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Brethren,

Summer is fast coming to an end as I write this and Fall is promising to be a very busy Masonic season.

First of all, I am asking that everyone keep Betty & George Andrews in their thoughts and prayers. Cards are surely welcomed as they have really had a tough few months.

Congratulations to Wor. Chandos Bailey of Satucket Lodge as Grand Lodge has seen fit to appoint him as the Assistant Director of the CHIP Program of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. He will be working with Wor. David Hart to make the program even better than it already is. It's great to see that Chandos has been recognized for all his hard work. Thank him for his work.

George's Island: what a trip, what a day, what a fun group. First, a "Thank You" to Wor. Bob Buotte of Satucket Lodge for getting the whole thing coordinated and put together. To Bro. Tom Dennehey and his crew, Wor. Bob Buotte and Bro. Paul Milone, Weymouth Harbor Master, for all their assistance in getting over 250 people to the island and back safely. Also a thank you to the U.S. Coast Guard for their participation and transportation efforts on our behalf.

Edaville Railroad is off to a fine start as well. 50 Brethren from 3 districts did it all from mowing, raking & painting to cooking. Volunteers ran the gamut in age from 5 years old to 80. There is something for everyone to do. Bro. Tom Ruble of Puritan is ram-rodding the entire project and deserves everyone's thanks for his dedicated work. Two more weekends, Sept. 22-23 and an Oct. date TBA will see the end of the first phase. We are becoming a part of the history of Edaville Railroad by showing we care enough to help.

A District Awareness Evening will be held at the Forum on Oct. 26th with the format the same as prior years: a short video and entertainment. This helps show not only what Freemasonry is all about, but also that we like to have fun with our families and friends. Invite that neighbor and his wife, you know, the one who asks you where you're going on the hottest night of the year dressed in a tuxedo. Send me his name and I'll see that he gets an invitation. Call me at 781-447-5561 days and we'll do the rest.

RW Carl Anderson, DD of the Taunton District, is doing a tremendous job during his term of office. He also has been a great help to us in the 29th. His first Official of the year is Sept. 12 and I invite all officers and Past DD's to join me that evening. Let's show him the support he's shown to us over the years.

Congratulations to all officers who are completing their terms of office and also to those who are beginning them. We will support you as you have supported those who came before you and wish you the very best of Masonic fellowship throughout your careers.

HOT OFF THE WIRE!!! At an award ceremony held in Charlton Aug. 3, the 41st Masonic Forum was awarded 1st place among all other Forums in the state. We were 3000 points ahead of the 2nd place Forum! Congratulations, Brethren, well done!!!

Fraternally, Rick

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Brethren are reminded that Wampatuck Lodge is holding their Annual Ham a& Bean Scholarship Supper on Oct. 21, 4-8 PM & that tickets are available through any Officer as well as at Wyman's Nursery, Jay's Carpets and Interiors Hanson

Rick