Col. Clay Masonic Lodge #159 F&AM

Greetings Brothers,

This is my last message. Sometimes the hardest task of being Master is to write a message for the monthly bulletin.

2018 was a good year for Colonel Clay. We were active and accomplished many things. Because of our efforts, we received the Grand Masters Excellence Award. Good job brothers!

No one brother is a lodge. It takes the effort of all of us. By the efforts of many, my job was made easier.

I want to recognize a few who have helped me so much:

Bill Nalls, Rick Gross, and Lew Truitt for preparing delicious refreshments;

Bill Nalls, Rick Gross, and Buddy Wright for setting up the lodge;

Mel Cain for handling the Christmas party;

Chuck Tripp for all the hours spent working with the officers on the ritual work;

Jon Mace for the efforts on instructing the candidates;

all the brothers and friends who helped put out and pick up flags at Linden Grove Cemetery on Memorial Day and Veterans Day;

those Past Masters who were always willing to give good counsel;

Artie Kidwell for helping in many ways and supporting me when i needed;

Don Rogers for keeping the books;

and last of all to David Finnell for his counsel and providing all sorts of helpful information. To all of you, a huge thank you! I couldn't have done it without you!

We hope to see you at the Christmas party and at lodge. To all of you, my Christmas and the coming New Year be good for you and your families

By the Square, 

R.C. Cooper, P.M., Master