I was a District Deputy Grand Master when I first noticed RW Brother Spencer Hamann. It was his lodge's annual Official Visit. I noticed his keen eye for the precision of the work, his exceptional delivery of ritual, and yet there was something else. Is there a word for it when you think to yourself, "I need to be friends with that guy."?
Fast forward several years, and now we are great friends, Brothers and he's even the Sr. Warden of my lodge, Spes Novum. Spencer has written a couple of times for us here at the Midnight Freemasons and each time, his posts are shared, well-received, and our readers tend to really enjoy what he has to say.
I reached out to Brother Hamann to see if he would take me up on the offer to become a regular contributor--he said yes! It is my absolute pleasure to announce that RWB Hamann will be writing for us on a somewhat regular basis. I hope you enjoy what he adds to this blog and that you all find it edifying.
Here are some of his works that we've published in the past.
Missing the Point on Masonic Closures http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2020/03/weekend-special-missing-point-on.html
Fair and Fowl Correspondences http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2019/10/fair-and-fowl-correspondences.html
RWB Spencer Hamann is a luthier and musicologist working in northern Illinois. He is an avid woodworker and artificer, and enjoys antique restorations and custom commissions. Curatorship and adding value are core to his personal philosophies. Spencer was Raised in 2013, and served Libertyville Lodge No. 492 as Worshipful Master from 2017-2018. He is the Senior Warden of Spes Novum Lodge No. 1183, and serves the Grand Lodge of Illinois as their Grand Representative to Wisconsin, District Education officer for the 1st NE District, and is a Certified Lodge Instructor (CLI). He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org