Tonight I will begin my journey through the chairs, starting to the right of the Senior Warden. I've been practicing since I had a suspicion it would happen. I'm the new guy and we only average one new member a year, so it stands to reason it would be my turn. Given the progression pattern in our lodge, that would put me in the East in four years. Should I start planning now? Ha.
All kidding aside, I'm looking forward to the role this year. I've also been asked to serve on the visitation and finance committees. In a small lodge such as ours, this usually doesn't entail much, but it's an honor to be asked none the less.
I also get the joy of welcoming Grand Lodge next month. Quite nerve-wracking to be doing so less than a year after being raised. I'm up for the challenge however! You can't grow if you don't step up.