A Message From the Worshipful Master
Five years ago I knocked on the proverbial doors of Freemasonry and they were opened up to me. I traveled down the same road all of you have traveled and once I became a Master Mason, I took a step that many have not taken. I became active in our Lodge and the many other affiliated organizations within Freemasonry. With the encouragement of others, I learned parts in our Degrees, sat in Chairs of Office, took part in acts of Fellowship, voiced my opinions and offered leadership where needed.
Our Lodge is one of the most forward-thinking Lodges that I have encountered. After entering this Lodge many years ago and witnessing all of the events that have surrounded us, I truly believe that Harmony now prevails in our Lodge and I will do my best to preserve it as we continue our journey for the ensuing Masonic year.
The past year we have been taking exciting steps toward saving and preserving Greater Johnstown Lodge 538, steps that although they were difficult, were necessary for us to grow. The last year I feel was a reconstruction effort that we needed in order for us to build our future. The Work is not finished, but the framework is now in place for us to begin to flourish for years to come.
Tradition is an important aspect of Freemasonry. Here in Johnstown we exhibit with the highest quality when opening and closing a Lodge, exacting standards in the delivery of Ritual, introductions of distinguished Masons, a precise order of business, and a specific manner of attire. I intend to keep up with the good record our previous Worshipful Master has established and build upon it with improving our Degree Work and having interesting Lodge Programs.
Without you we would not have this wonderful Lodge to share and enjoy with one another. It is my hope that my meager contributions to this great Lodge this year will be enjoyed by all and enhance this Lodge’s value to our Membership for years to come.
Christopher L. Kantz, W.M.