At a recent district meeting, we were informed that OES chapters in our jurisdiction were in desperate need of more participation from the Brothers. Some chapters only have 1 Mason participating.
I would really like to help but our Chapter happens to meet on the same night as Knights Templar (which I was hoping to join next January). Now I truly believe that we should support our OES Chapters. I will help out anyway that I can (fundraisers, charity events, etc.)but I’m not really looking to hold a title. I’m concerned that with so few Masons participating, that they may be looking for Patrons. We have Associate and Worthy Patrons that are both Past Worthy Patrons. As the SD of my lodge (my tenure will be over in November), I don’t want to hold any additional titles at this time. I just want to contribute, do my part and go home ( I know that probably sounds bad).
My heart is with both but I can only participate in one. Would it be selfish of me to join Knights Templar next January when our Stars need help now?