The Army has come to the conclusion that it is beneficial for a Commander and his 1SG to attend a course that would aid them in leading troops successfully. I sat here one day, eyes glazed over from the hundredth power point slide, think about how Lodges successfully operate with the guidance of the Wm and yet we never sent him to a school. Of course, there is the training booklet but no week-long class on the ins and outs of Lodge operations and leadership. Of my many thoughts, why this was I seem to return to this single one: the brothers of the Lodge operate on the level, in peace and harmony and most of all have the good of the order foremost in their minds. This is a trait we look for in our candidates but can only grow with the brotherly love and fraternal relationships we mentor amongst each other. Brothers, we have six new members who are standing in the north-east corner steadily building themselves into what will be a MM. I beseech each one of you to take the time to get to know them and mentor them into the best brothers they can be.
Peace & Harmony,
Brian Arnett WM