A word from our Officers…
From the East:
From the West:
As the new year begins, so do the terms of our new officers. I would like to thank you all for the vote of confidence in electing me as your Senior Warden and I am honored to serve you all, along with the great officers we have this year. I am thankful to have our newly installed WM Christian Godbout at the helm for this upcoming special year and will do everything I can to support the vision for it.
It promises to be an unforgettable year, with so many special events planned for the 250th anniversary of Compass Lodge. In January we will be holding our Memorial service along with the annual reports, and then we will hold our budget meeting on the third Monday the 21st. We will be performing our first series of degrees starting on the first meetings in February, March and the third Monday in April (the 15th) for EA, FC and MM respectively.
On the second meetings in February and March we will be having social events, of which there will be many this year so be ready for the excitement! Fear not Brothers, spring will be coming right around the corner. For any brother that has not been to lodge lately, please come out or if you need assistance, contact one of the officers, we look forward to being with you all!
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand beside the fire: it is a time for home.” Edith Sitwell
From the South:
Happy New Year! Hope your holiday season was filled with joy, happiness, and brotherly love.
I want to thank the Compass brothers for electing me Junior Warden for 2019, our 250th anniversary year! I am truly humbled. I also appreciate, and want to recognize Brothers Jules Martin and Dan Piper for accepting their appointments as Senior and Junior Steward. We will continue the Compass tradition of great food and fellowship at all of our communications throughout this year.
Please join us Sunday, January 13th, from 8am-10am, for our first monthly fellowship breakfast of the year. As in previous years, we will continue to hold the breakfasts on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Feel free to invite any family and friends to this ever growing jollification.
Worshipful Master Christian has many exciting events planned on his trestle-board for this special year, many outside of our lodge building.
Upcoming next month, Monday February 18th, we will again be holding a ‘Ladies at the Table’ Table Lodge, open to all masons and their others.
On Monday, March 18th, we will have a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Dinner.
Then, Take notice, Govern yourselves accordingly, and look for Compass’ 250th Year Anniversary Gala, scheduled for Saturday, May 11th.
All these events being held in the Hartog Auditorium at Ashlar Village in Wallingford. I invite all Compass brothers to come out and help us celebrate 250 years, all year long.
If any brother has any food ideas, or are looking to have a meal they haven’t seen come out of Compass kitchen in years, let us know. I look forward to serving Compass while at ease and at hours of refreshment for 2019.
Brother Nick (Francis) Barnes