Brethren, we took an obligation, so please don't let this happen to you. If you do lose your membership in your Blue Lodge, you will also lose your membership in all of the appendant bodies in this Grand Jurisdiction. I truly feel that no Brother should be dropped for nonpayment of dues without the Secretaries and Brethren of each Lodge doing everything possible to assist in reaching out to all who may need our assistance; he is your Brother, you promised to befriend and relieve every Brother who should need your assistance. Find out why this Brother is getting ready to go N.P.D. Call him or go see him in person and encourage him, maybe he is having some difficulties or he may have health problems; there are several reasons why he has not paid his dues, the only way to be sure is talk to the Brother face to face.
Brethren, December is the time of year when family and friends get together by way of Christmas cards or in person to let them know how much they are loved. We, who are Christian, celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ while our Jewish Brothers celebrate Hanukkah. Free Masonry accepts men of high moral character from all Faiths and only requires that he believes in a supreme being, regardless of his religion. Brethren, it is my hope and prayer that each of you and your families have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. To our Grand Lodge ladies, Debbie, Sandra and Connie, there are no words that can thank you enough for what you do for this great Fraternity, you are all the greatest, thank you for your dedication.
David J. DeChant, Sr.
Remember "Educate and Communicate"