I want to personally welcome you to the new virtual presence of Richmond Randolph No.19! Whether you're a masonic brother from another lodge, a prospective member, someone from our surrounding community interested in our history and what we do or a relative of one of our past members, all are welcome!
Our lodge enjoys a rich history history that includes many Richmond and Virginia leaders and has connections with some of the most famous men in American history. Men whose presence still looms large in the confines of our historic home, Masons' Hall, to this day! I am truly honored and humbled to be the latest Worshipful Master of this lodge in a line that extends uninterrupted all the way back to 1787. The fact that we've also met in the same room doing the same work this entire time is not lost on me each time I assume my seat in the East.
I have chosen RISE as the theme of my year. This theme reflects three aspects of our lodge at the moment. First of all utilizing our strong foundation of forward thinking leadership and dedicated members our lodge has made significant strides over the past few years and has continued to grow and stay active even with the recent limitations we've all had to work through. The second reason is the tremendous amount of progress coming to fruition in the preservation of our beloved landmark home, Masons' Hall. The third is after a tremendously challenging 2020 for the world, we're optimistic 2021 will be the time for all of us to rise up again out of the darkness of this pandemic and shine again.
Our lodge and our community has persisted through adversity again as it has through its almost two and a half centuries of war, famine, natural disasters and now yet another pandemic. As the darkness begins to break, we're hopeful for what's on the horizon and we're grateful for your interest in Richmond Randolph No.19.
Jacob A. Crocker
169th Worshipful Master of Richmond Randolph No.19 A.F.&A.F.