Great Ruler of the universe, all-seeing and benign,
Look down upon and bless our work, and be all glory Thine;
May Charity as taught us here be ever borne in mind,
The Golden Rule our motto true, for days of Auld Lang Syne.
BPOE opening ode sung to the tune of Auld Lang Syne
Whether it is a lodge meeting, committee meeting, charity work or simply having fun, these words ring through my mind and my heart as we work together to make something magnificent happen in Mojave.
During Thanksgiving, we gathered together with other members and businesses of the community to provide a meal for about 200 people. That’s 200 smiles, 200 thoughts of gratitude and well over 200 moments of hope.
In December we will party together and bring Christmas joy to somewhere between 150-250 children. That effort is a glorious representation of our motto to do unto others as we would have them do unto us. To be a little gentler, kinder, patient and in general, help make this world, this community, a better place to live.
2018 is rapidly drawing to a close and I am grateful for all of the efforts you have made to make this lodge a bright spot on the map of humanity.
My prayer is that you continue to find blessings and joy in uncommon moments and when you look into the eyes of those around you, you’ll see it reflected back tenfold.
Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.
Kira Wagner, Exalted Ruler
Strengthening Elkdom Through Communication and Team Work