Our Masonic year, indeed our first year in existence, is nigh almost complete. The year has been magnificent and rewarding for all of us. Your officers were honored to serve you; you gave them a charge to keep and they did. We brought a Brother into the lodge, we heard wonderful presentations, listened to amazing music and enjoyed the company of true friends. That, to me, is the sign of a complete and successful year. Now is the time of year to dwell on what we are thankful for and honor humanity in a way greater than ourselves; and so it is your duty to love your fellow Man, honor your families and be thankful for the gifts you have. Have a joyous holiday season.