Greetings Brethren All,
I hope you all have had a joyous holiday season and began this New Year of 2018 with the happiest of wishes!
We saw out 2017 with a splendid holiday party at Casaletto, where we enjoyed a fine Italian repast and were even joined by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Much thanks to R.'.W.'. Cunzio for putting this together. Check out the website (http://www.whiteplainslodge.org/gallery.html) for the photographic evidence of a fun time had by all!
We also literally rang in holiday cheer as we again rang bells for the Salvation Army at the North White Plains Stop & Shop. Much thanks to R.'.W.'. Holden and Bro. Vaccari for bringing the brothers together and to all the brothers who volunteered and contributed from their generosity.
But the beginning of the New Year for Masons here at White Plains Lodge is far from over and is the continuation of the work we began last fall. And we are getting ready to move into the busy part of our season as we look to bring new men into our ancient fraternity and raise brothers to our sublime ranks.
In anticipation of initiations in February, I am pleased to announce the names of seven gentlemen who have petitioned us for membership. Here are their names for your consideration:
Mr. Jesus Blanco
Mr. Erick Campbell
Mr. Anthony Fella
Mr. Salvatore Monastra
Mr. Ben Razinovsky
Mr. Jose Trinidad
Mr. Quinton Witherspoon
Depending on the investigations of these gentlemen, I am hoping that we will be able to ballot on our first meeting in January:
January 17, 2018
Balloting & Lecture (to be announced)
6:30 pm Collation (please RSVP our Bro. Peter Genovese at firstname.lastname@example.org)
7:30 pm Gavel
Business casual (no jeans)
Let's come together in fellowship and to create that special and sacred space wherein we learn to become better men.
I look forward to seeing you in lodge.
W.·. Andy Papademetriou