In early September, W. Bro. Mark Barclay had an opportunity to enjoy a fraternal visit to Malta Lodge #131 in Grand Forks, ND. On that evening, Malta officers conducted a Rusty Nail degree, which is an opportunity for Brethren to ‘brush up’ on ritual- such as passwords, grips, and opening and closing in each degree. What a perfect opportunity to learn! Much was familiar, but certainly subtle differences were apparent; as WM, for example, I do not wear a top hat! A light dinner was served prior to the meeting, and I was very fortunate that W. Bro. Greg Bryson not only picked me up and drove me back to the hotel, but gave me a tour of their lodge as well. As you can see, I exchanged pins and hats with the 3 Principal officers. An excellent evening overall! Pictured in the group Photo from left to right are: Frank Whitmer JW, W. Bro. Mark Barclay, Geoff Benson WM Malta Lodge #131, Randy Shear SW, W. Bro. Greg Bryson, Chad Kainz DDGM District #4 ND. 

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