It is important to look into our history, not only to recognize great events, men, or accomplishments, but to examine how our Lodge used to operate, what traditions existed that were forgotten or remain today, and measure our growth over the years. Looking back to Singleton Lodge 40 years ago, we are reminded of the constancy of Freemasonry in Singleton Lodge and realize that the strong and noble principles of Brotherly Love and Relief were as strong as they are today. In that vein, the minutes of the March 1981 Stated Communication do not identify any remarkable events, but ground us in our history and traditions, as well as remind us of our Brethren.
On March 19, 1981, Wm. R. Singleton Lodge #30 held its 1604th Stated Communication. Worshipful Master Deitrick presided over the Communication. As we do today, minutes were approved, Past Masters were recognized, communications were read, the finances were reported, and fraternal greetings were extended from lodges outside of the jurisdiction. As it often happens today, the Communication was attended by a Past Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother William Rohrman, who was also an honorary member of Singleton Lodge. Although invited to the East, "he retired to his favorite seat on the sidelines;" a familiar tradition today.
Most importantly, our Brethren were taking great care of each other. WB Huson had been visiting with sick and shut-in Brethren, including Brethren that had moved to Florida. And, Brethren were circulating get-well cards to send to Brethren in the hospital.