Sunday, February 15, 2009

AMD Masonic Week and The Masonic Society

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!

4 comments:

Dean said...

Glad to see your event was well received. I would love to join the society and don't think that by not joining I do not support you. I do... I just have a masonic dues budget I impose on myself in times when I'm not flush. Maybe if I'm lucky I'll get a Society membership as a birthday present. LOL OK I will not hold my breath. But I'm glad your annual event went over well. Congrats!

Chris Hodapp said...

Overheard in the hospitality room as Toby Keith's "I Wanna Talk About Me" popped on the stereo.

Palmetto Bug: "Hold it. I didn't think anybody outside of the South listened to this stuff! You guys have been surprising me all weekend."

Masonic Traveler said...

Sounds like a fun event... Between the holiday, kids, valentines day, and my wedding anniversary, it was safer to stay home bound than be stuck in the garage for the rest of the month.

I'm glad it was a good event.

Gingerman said...

I saw you there. Good event.