Grand Master Message

anchorHail Friends,

What a honor for me to serve the Grand Lodge of the Great State of Mississippi for 2017 and to represent you for a short time. I will strive to give 100% of my abilities for this purpose.

My motto for this year is “Anchored in Masonry” and I hope you will join me in this endeavor.
Mr. Webster describes an anchor as something that serves to hold an object firmly. I believe that it is time for Mississippi Masons to hold firmly to our teachings and customs.

I asked that you pray for me as I will for each of you. Pray for yourself each day that you will become a better person. Each of us are the best Mason that someone knows. Will that person want to be like you or will they shy away from masonry.

As we prepare for our 200th year next year may we all give positive publicity of Masonry and let the world know that Masonry is alive and well in Mississippi.

Thanks for all the encouragements, thought and prayers that you have supported me with. I look forward to seeing as many of you as I can in the coming year.

Until then I remain
Anchored in Masonry

Don Bryant
Grand Master, 2017
Grand Lodge of Mississippi, F∴ & A∴ M∴

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APPEAL FOR RELIEF – FLORIDA

The following is provided by the Grand Secretary. It is a news release that was sent to him by the Masonic Service Association of America:

NEWS

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: SIMON R. LAPLACE, 301-476-7330

APPEAL FOR RELIEF – FLORIDA

Hurricane Irma hit Florida with the “longest-lasting powerful hurricane or typhoon ever recorded, worldwide,” according to National Public Radio. More than 60% of the state was without power. Widespread flooding, depleted grocery shelves, and damage from high winds have made life miserable for many.

The Grand Lodge of Florida has requested this Disaster Appeal to care for the many brethren who live in Florida, and have been impacted by the storm. While the damage is still being assessed, the certainty of many months of recovery is expected.

Donations can be made online at www.msana.com. When remitting by check, please mark clearly that you wish the funds to go to the Florida Disaster Appeal.

Please forward any donations you feel appropriate to help our devastated Brothers and their families to MSA. Please make checks payable to MSA Disaster Relief Fund and send to 3905 National Drive, STE 280, Burtonsville, MD 20866.

MSA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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Simon R. LaPlace, PGM, Executive Secretary
Masonic Service Association of North America
3905 National Drive, STE 280
Burtonsville, MD 20866
www.msana.com

APPEAL FOR RELIEF – TEXAS

The following is provided by the Grand Secretary. It is a news release that was sent to him by the Masonic Service Association of America:

NEWS

AUGUST 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: SIMON R. LAPLACE, 301-476-7330

APPEAL FOR RELIEF – TEXAS

The entire Gulf Coast of Texas was deluged with high winds and rain from Hurricane Harvey, setting records for rainfall from any single storm anywhere in the continental United States. Extensive building and property damage, electrical outages, unhealthy conditions caused by flooding, and widespread disruption of normal living conditions has occurred.

The Grand Lodge of Texas has requested this Disaster Appeal, to assist their many brethren who have been injured or who have received extensive damage to their homes from Hurricane Harvey.

Donations can be made online at www.msana.com. When remitting by check, please mark clearly that you wish the funds to go to the Texas Disaster Appeal.

Please forward any donations you feel appropriate to help our devastated Brothers and their families in this stricken jurisdiction to MSA. Please make checks payable to MSA Disaster Relief Fund and send to 3905 National Drive, STE 280, Burtonsville, MD 20866.

MSA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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Simon R. LaPlace, PGM, Executive Secretary
Masonic Service Association of North America
3905 National Drive, STE 280
Burtonsville, MD 20866
www.msana.com

Updates from the Lodge of Research

Have you heard of the Mississippi Lodge of Research DCXL (MLOR)? The Lodge of Research functions much the same as any regular Lodge in the State of Mississippi, but with a focus on education and with some special privileges.

If you are interested in learning about the activities of the MLOR (where education activities might be taking place), or for updates on the celebrations surrounding the upcoming Bicentennial of The Grand Lodge of Mississippi, please subscribe to the MLOR E-Mail List.

More information about the purpose of the Mississippi Lodge of Research DCXL, their publications, their stated meeting dates and location, and membership information, can all be found on their website.