The entire week has been nothing short of a blast. The head count for The Masonic Society's First Circle gathering was around 70 brethren and ladies, an incredible number for a firstime event like this. Yasha Beresiner's address was the perfect combination of entertainment, information and inspiration, all wrapped up together. BTW, Yasha was also made the newest member of the Society of Blue Friars earlier in the day, so attendees were able to hear him twice this week, in very different circumstances.
Dinner was outstanding—you missed a beef tenderloin and crab cakes...
The business meeting was well received, and fulfills our promise to be transparent in our planning and our finances.
Our hospitality room is #2012, the Mayan Calendar End o' the World Suite. It has been packed every night, and brethren have visited until the wee hours. (Aaron Shoemaker lucked into having the room next door—we tried to warn him...)
We have signed up many new members this week, both new Masons and some old friends, and it's most gratifying to see this kind of acceptance and confidence is an organization less than a year old. Many thanks to all of you who have helped us grow and improve in this first year, and especially to all who made it to Masonic Week!