Greetings Brothers all,
The end of 2018 is here, with Hanukkah, Christmas passed, the New Year is upon us. The month of December was particularly busy for our lodge. We had our Christmas luncheon which was very well attended, the Salvation Army bell ringing in White Plains and our two Stated communications meeting. The Dec 19th meeting included a talk by R...W... Jim Glover of John Jay Lodge who covered a variety of
topics concerning Freemasonry and it was well received by the brothers present.
Looking ahead to the first few months of the year we do have a busy schedule!
For January we have the stated communication meeting on the 16th which will be the occasion for conferring the Entered Apprentice degree on eight candidates who have been accepted for membership. Preparation and rehearsals for the degree are under way, scheduled on Saturdays January 5 and 12 from 9 am to 11 am. We have all the roles filled for the degree, but we do need commitments for eight conductors. If you can commit to be a conductor, please let the Master or the Senior or Junior Warden know.
The February 6, Stated Communication meeting will feature a Lecture by V...W... Raphael Wong, Assistant Grand Lecturer. The February 20th Meeting will be a public one and will be our annual Ladies and Widows Night. Reservation will be absolutely needed, and a separate announcement will follow.
Our lodge has been chosen by the district to be the venue for the Grand Lecturer’s Convention on March 6th. This is in lieu of our regular meeting. All officers in the district are required by Grand Lodge to attend. We believe that we will have a full lodge that evening as many brothers from the district will be attending. We need to organize ourselves accordingly for this event which will include a dinner and full bar. An organizing committee for the event will be announced under the auspices of the Grand Lecturer’s office to ensure all issues are addressed appropriately. Saturday March 23 will be a special Master Mason’s degree meeting. Planning, preparation and rehearsals will be announced in early February.
January Birthdays will be celebrated at the January 16th meeting.
S & F
Master, White Plains Lodge No. 473 F & A M
W.·. Andrew Lovato