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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

MSA's Richard E. Fletcher Announces Retirement

(Photo: From left: Judy Fletcher, Nicolas Cage, Darlene Alban,
and Richard E. Fletcher, at the premier of
National Treasure: Book of Secrets in New York City in December 2007)

M:.W:. Brother Richard Fletcher has announced his resignation as Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association of North America, to be effective at the close if the MSA's annual meeting in Denver next February. He has served with great devotion in this position since 1987.

Dick Fletcher has been a tireless advocate for the fraternity. He is a Past Grand Master of Vermont and a 33° Scottish Rite Mason, and he came to MSA after a long career in banking. Under almost a quarter century of his leadership, the MSA established the Masonic Information Center, "Operation Phone Home" providing prepaid calling cards to overseas military personnel, and created the Twain Award, to reward excellence in Masonic awareness among individual lodges in North America. His travel schedule would be daunting for men half his age, and he attends dozens of grand lodge sessions each year, often with his lovely wife Judy. I seem to see them everywhere I go. His departure marks the end of an era for MSA, and I personally wish Dick and Judy a happy and well-earned retirement.

The MMSA was created in 1919 to provide services to its member Grand Lodges that they would find difficult to provide for themselves. It is the one organization that provides a national voice for mainstream Freemasonry in North America, and is a commission of the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America.

The Executive Commission is accepting resumes and proposals from interested individuals who seek to fill the executive secretary's position.

M:.W:. Thomas Galyen, Chairman of Recruitment, MSAofNA
9112 Fern Cove East
Olmsted Falls, OH 44138
Email: tophat97@aol.com

Don't know about the MSA? Have a look at this video from their website.

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