This week at our stated meeting we will be having a Grand Lodge inspection. In addition, I will be giving my Master Mason proficiency. After learning the Entered Apprentice Charge, memorizing the rest of the proficiency material was a piece of cake. I am feeling good and confident about it!
Our lodge continues to be very busy. This is a rather new thing for the lodge, at least in recent years, and everybody is very excited about it. We have three Entered Apprentices waiting for their Fellowcraft degrees, and more petitions coming in. The great thing is that many of the new petitioners are younger, which should be beneficial for our lodge's image in the community.
Also, I told the secretary that I would be interested in speaking during a lodge meeting sometime in the near future. I would like to research a topic having to do with the Entered Apprentice degree. Any pointers, research ideas, or good tidbits of information regarding this subject would be great. I haven't narrowed it down at all yet. You can send ideas to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will be very grateful.
An unidentified Mason in Hong Kong sent me several links about Freemasonry in his part of the world. The first is a link to Zetland Hall, the "Home to Freemasonry in Hong Kong." Next we have a very nice looking page called Freemasonry in Hong Kong, which has a wide variety of information available. The unidentified Mason informed me that lodges in Hong Kong operate under one of three Grand Lodges: the UGLE, the Grand Lodge of Scotland, or the Grand Lodge of Ireland.