By Donald L. Albert, R.W. Grand Secretary

Brethren, the more than 400 of you who had the good fortune to attend the March Quarterly Communication in Irem Temple in Wilkes-Barre experienced a different arrangement of the order of business. Our R.W. Grand Master has implemented an abridgement of the minutes and summarizing committee reports that require action. However, as always, all reports are available for members to review.

This order of business has been arranged by our R.W. Grand Master as a result of the expressed responses from you, the membership, to streamline the business of the Communication as well as to focus on those items to be presented for program visibility. The R.W. Grand Master desires that the Worshipful Masters of our Blue Lodges arrange to follow the same course of action.

Additional activities planned for family involvement in conjunction with our Communications are providing a variety of fun as well as educational programs to enhance our Quarterly Communications.

Let us reflect on all we have experienced and accomplished as Freemasons. The concepts we have practiced, along with the history of our Grand Lodge from its inception in 1731, have made us the oldest, largest, and most prosperous Fraternity that contributes to the welfare of others.

Today the world appears to be moving at a much faster pace than it ever has and we must, more than ever, apply the principles of Freemasonry in our everyday activities.

I hope you are having a happy and restful summer and will return to your lodge in the Fall with a renewed dedication to this great Fraternity.