Shelton D. Redden Lodge No. 139 Officers 2014 - 2015


It has been said that to be a leader you must first serve. By electing me as Worshipful Master you have said that you trust me as leader of this Lodge. In return, I say that in this chair I sit as a servant. A great man named Winston Churchill was once asked to inspire the leaders of a nation with nothing more than his rhetoric. In his short winded speech he made one promise that was different from any other made by a politician: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many months of struggle and suffering.” Today, I make the same promise to each one of you because I assure you that we too have a struggle ahead. We will struggle to attend meetings, volunteer for community services, and plan events. We will struggle to spend time with our families, keep in contact with our brothers, and pay our dues. But I will promise you all one more thing: at the end of the struggle we will be stronger men and Shelton D. Redden No. 139 will be a better lodge. So we will look to the future and set our sights high. We will achieve new heights and we will inevitably face new lows. We will push and fight for greatness, and it may not be achieved this year or the next, but today we will take another step towards that goal. And at the end of this year, whether we achieved all of our goals or not, I will be proud to say that Shelton D. Redden Lodge No. 139 came together and we tried our best. So here’s to a great year ahead and the journey!

Worshipful Master
Shelton D. Redden Lodge No. 139
Masonic Year 2014 – 2015


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