Madness reigns here at Hodapphaüs this week as we wind up the last of the manuscript for the new book, Conspiracy Theories and Secret Societies For Dummies, due out in March 2008.
Amidst the chaos I am headed for Golden Rule Lodge #159 in Ann Arbor, Michigan for a speech on Thursday night (October 25th) at 6:00PM. Brethren from Golden Rule came down to Indianapolis and visited Lodge Vitruvian over the summer, so it will be a real honor to visit them.
Friday night I'll be at the Detroit Masonic Center for another presentation. I'm truly looking forward to meeting up with so many Michigan brethren I have only met electronically over the years. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello.
Speaking of Lodge Vitruvian, we had our quarterly meeting and elections tonight. Many, many thanks to W:.B:.Phil Garver for a great year as Master. Phil was also Eminent Commander of Raper Commandery No. 1 Knights Templar this year, along with working full time, teaching 12 hours a week, starting a Master's program in Indianapolis, AND commuting to Earlham College two days a week to start on his path to a Doctor of Divinity degree. It's been an exhausting year for him on a whole lot of fronts, and all of his brethren appreciate the time he has been able to devote to Masonry.
Congratulations to W:.B:. Dale M. Adams, PM, who was elected as the Worshipful Master for 2008. I'm looking forward to another great year at Vitruvian. Our outstanding speaker this evening was Past Grand Master Doug Fegenbush, who presented a slide show about the Masonic connections in the Holy Land. Doug's talks are always fun and informative, and tonight was no exception. he's traveled extensively, and we hope to have him back again for more.