Corinthian Lodge #573 F. & A. M.
Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center
I can hardly believe that this year is almost over. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was elected Junior Warden. It is true what all of the Past Masters have told me: "Time flies when you’re in the chairs." As I close out my final month as Junior Warden, I feel that I must thank all of those people who have made this year go smoothly for me. First and foremost, I must thank all of my fellow officers on the floor. Without all of you, it would be difficult to get motivated at times. I would also like to thank all of the brethren who have supported us this year. You have also motivated me to perform to the best of my ability. Whenever I do not feel like getting up to come out to a meeting, I just think about how all of you make it a pleasurable and worthwhile time. Thank you.
There are a couple of individual people who have also made my year easier. Brother Ed Wesolek, P.M. who took time out of his busy schedule to help me learn the degree work. Brother Bill Bigley, P.M., who helped myself and the other officers learn our work and run the meetings. And Brother Bob Matasich, P.M., who also helped us all out and cooked our meals for us. All three of these men always help when they are asked and are exemplary men and Freemasons. Thank you.
"No one knows what he can do till he tries."
Publilius Syrus, First Century B.C.
This quotation sums up many of the thoughts I have as I end my tenure as Junior Warden. I encourage all members who have ever thought about working on the floor to try it. You will never know what you are capable of doing until you attempt to do it. I also think about myself, and how sometimes I feel that I might not be cut out to be Master someday. I just tell myself that I will do my best, and that you can never fail in your own eyes if you have honestly done your best.
To close, I would like to wish Roland the best. It was great working with you this year and you are a good friend. And I look forward to Mike’s year as Master. I am positive that you will be an excellent Worshipful Master.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
William E. Dorner