Our September 19th Stated Communication Meeting marked the beginning of the new Masonic Year, and I am happy to say that we hit the ground running.
Looking ahead for the next three months, we have a busy schedule, starting with the District Deputy Grand Master’s official visit to our Lodge on October 17. We have a Fellow Craft degree scheduled for Nov 7, followed by two Entered Apprentice degrees Dec 5 and Dec 19. We would like to see every brother participate in these degrees as conductors or delivering some part of the degree. Please contact Senior Warden Peter Genovese for the FC degree and our Junior Warden Andrew Lovato for the EA degree.
The Thanksgiving dinner is scheduled at the lodge for Wednesday Nov 21st and the Christmas dinner is scheduled at a restaurant (to be announced) for Dec 9th. Family and friends are invited. Please contact Junior Warden Andrew Lovato and Bro Secretary Vincent Cunzio respectively.
On Oct 20th, our esteemed R...W... Grand Organist Frank Miller will conduct a recital hosted by our lodge at the White Plains Masonic Temple. The event is open to the public. Plan to attend. Donations are encouraged; proceeds will be allocated for the upkeep of Temple building.
Our Lodge participates in the Salvation Army bell ringing, in the city of White Plains, in support of charity. This year the event will be held on Dec 22 and we would like to encourage our brothers to sign up for hourly time slots with R...W.. James Holden.
Another public event is the Apron Presentation to District 2 Officers, where our own Bro Raphael Wong will be presented with his Apron as Assistant Grand Lecturer. This is a public event with dinner at 6:30 pm and ceremony at 8 pm on Nov 5, at Tarrytown Masonic Temple, 54 Main street. Please Reserve by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bro Ramon Viruete underwent kidney transplant surgery at Yale University Hospital in New Haven, CT, on Sept 12. He has been released from the hospital and he is recovering at home. Email: email@example.com
Collation dinners will be free this year. This makes your RSVP crucial for our planning. We recognize that the collation dinner is a great way to socialize and be in communion with each other and we encourage all to participate. Brothers who would like to demonstrate their cooking abilities are encouraged to contact Bro Junior Warden Andrew Lovato and sign up for preparing and serving the meal in an upcoming collation. An award and recognition will be given to the chef judged to have prepared the “Best Meal” of the year.
Birthdays will also be celebrated at the meeting of the third Wednesday each month, after lodge closing. Make sure you do not miss your own birthday celebration.
Master, White Plains Lodge No. 473 F & A M
W.·. Stephen Petty