| Master's Message —
As a fraternal organization, we have pledged to be there for one another, as a charitable organization, we are obligated not to ignore the needs of others, and as a volunteer organization, we should never forget that we have chosen to be here. Masons are here to help make this world a better place to live in, for the betterment of all Mankind. In that regard, there are many among us who go on to follow along a path offered by other appendant bodies that are a part of Freemasonry. However, we mustn’t forget that we have an extended Masonic Family that is need of our support, notably the Order of the Eastern Star, Order of the DeMolay, and the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
The Eastern Star is an organization that has always been there in support of Freemasonry. We even have a Chapter that meets in our own Lodge. As with tradition, they draw their membership from the wives, daughters, and families of Freemasons, meaning that our ties and obligations are deeply intertwined. In the State of New Jersey, Master Masons are permitted to attend their meetings and even join as members. As for Order of the DeMolay, and the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, these organizations were founded to help set young people on a proper path in life. We cannot ignore their importance, and should do everything in our power to ensure that they do not fade into obscurity. As we plan our fundraisers, support our charities, become involved in our communities, we must also remember to help, aid, and assist these organizations.
The season of rebirth is upon is, and with it, the blessed feeling of life. We’ve already come together as a whole, in support of common goals, and because of this, Matawan Lodge is prospering and progressing into the future. We also have another new generation of Masons who are eager to take up the mantle of leadership to take us even farther. As we all well know, there is strength in numbers, and in the coming months, I would like to see all able members coming out to take part in whatever we are trying to accomplish.
Be Safe and Travel Well.
|Cordially & Fraternally,
|Worshipful Master, 2020
by Bro. Carl W. Mason
A Mason's hand is a hand that helps,
That lifts the fallen one,
That comes, in need, with a kindly deed
To him whose strength is gone.
A Mason's heart is a heart that loves
The best that is good and true
He stands the friend, his best to lend,
Under his banner blue.
A Mason's eye is an eye that smiles
And his a cheering voice;
He spreads the light, dispels the night
And makes the world rejoice.
Over the earth in stranger lands,
Where distant peoples dwell,
The eye, the grip, the life, the lip,
Of love unchanging tell.
George Washington’s Rules of Civility and
Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation