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Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance

With reference to my words below, I believe truer words other than “ignorance” would be something along the lines of “circle of friends”. But I am not one to argue with Confucius.

This last twelve months or so have been difficult for so many of us in so many different and very personal ways. We have lost loved ones and dear friends. We have lost time meeting with those we respect.

Now that is about to change.

Yet what we have done over the last months will stand us in good stead. We have not been idle. We have looked at our status and realised how important our Mark Men are. St Andrews Mark Lodge No. 806 has had meetings virtually every two or three weeks over the last year or so. Our Official Visitor, the Provincial Grand Treasurer has been present at almost all of them and the Deputy Provincial Grand Master has also been in attendance. Why?

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance

We had to maintain some form of continuity. We did manage an amazing 50% and more at all our meetings save one. This led to us being able to hold an Installation in Mark with a team of six. That reminded us of what we were missing! The rest of the meeting were taken up by general, very pleasant chit chat. Some lodge points were discussed and brought to the attention of members unable to attend. We gained a new joining member. We had a very enjoyable forty minutes or so and even discovered that if we wanted to go on chatting all we had to do was logo out and then login for another period of chat. We did this on two occasions.

We have an almost full diary ahead of us and look forward to not only welcoming our new joining member in person but carrying out an Installation and enjoying the Advancement of the dear friend of last year’s candidate. There are new members possibly ahead too. Another joining member and possibly another Brother to Advance. Lets get to it!

We have spent too much time in front of the TV or in the garden. “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx. Well he should have joined Mark Master Masons No 806.

Thanks to David W, Frank W, Brian T, Michael B, Sid G, Barrie S, Bob R, Gordon F, Jim M, Michael P, Ray S, John F, Iain Mc, John W, Rob G and to many members of our lodge who over the past difficult months have turned up and chatted.

Article and picture by Michael Fenech, Secretary