In unity there is strength, together we can. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Ephesians 4:16
This is a new season; fall brings about changes in the temperature, the color of the leaves and daylight saving time. When the seasons change, some things die in order for new life to spring forth. This is a new season for The Most Worshipful Consolidated Hiram Grand Lodge and the Virginia State Grand Chapter. No longer is it about “ME’ but instead “WE”; it’s no longer “you didn’t do”, but instead “how can I help”. Gone are the days when Brothers and Sister cannot come together and work out unresolved differences. In order for us to move ahead and grow this great body, we need to remember, there is no “I” in “Teamwork”. So, let us take care of this, 2016 is fast approaching and we have a lot of work to do. Please govern yourself accordingly as we prepare to be the host state for the 2016 Mid-Winter Conference; it will take a group effort to produce a successful session.
James J. Smith Scholarship, is to provide financial assistance to university,
college, or technical school students. Preference will be given to applicants who have a father, stepfather, brother, uncle, grandfather, or step-grandfather who is, or was at the time of his death, a Master Mason in good standing in the Hiram Grand Lodge of Va. Jurisdiction. The applicant must be domiciled within our Jurisdiction, except for the purpose of attending school, provide proof of acceptance or attendance in an accredited post graduate or technical school and demonstrate and maintain an acceptable level of academic achievement.
For more information, contact the GRAND SECRETARY
Down through the years, M.W. Consolidated Hiram Grand Lodge Masons and Virginia State Grand Chapter Eastern Stars have lost some great brothers, sisters, and youth who by their very presence made significant strides and differences in making us who and what we are today. The Angel of Death came calling, and while nobody knows the day or hour, we do know that we are on Earth but a short while and then we are gone.
We have to use our time and space to do good unto all, make a difference in the lives of those we touch, and leave the world and our organization better than we found it. In the coming months, we will be capturing the names of those Masons and Eastern Stars who have left our presence, but not our hearts.