From the East...
Greetings Brothers all,
We had two Stated Communications meetings in April. The meeting on the 3rd, concluded the Sublime Degree of Master Mason given on March 20th. At the meeting on April 17th we experimented with a “round table” discussion held in open lodge. Brothers were asked to discuss the question “what does the EA degree obligation mean to me”. There was great participation by almost everyone present, EAs included. The feedback has been positive, and I believe that going forward we should schedule similar discussion a few times during the year.
In a previous meeting Bro Anthony Fella has suggested arranging the dining room tables so that we all sit together for dinner rather than having many isolated clusters. We implemented the suggestion at the April 17th meeting and again the feedback from the brothers was positive. The format allowed for brothers facing each other and encouraged participation in the ongoing discussions by everyone.
On April 13th we participated in the annual Second Westchester-Putnam District Dinner Dance held at Tesoro D’Italia Restau- rant, Pleasantville. The district’s Masons of the Year from each lodge, including our own Bro. Andrew Lovato (Junior Warden) were recognized at the event.
We are rapidly approaching the end of the current Masonic Year. The lodge will go dark in June until we resume the new masonic year September 2019.
On May 1st, we will have the EA degree for 4 candidates.
The election and installation of officers for 2019/2020 will take place on May 15. The Officers’ installation will be a public event with masonic families invited to attend.
Finally, on June 6th we will hold our renowned annual “Parking Lot BBQ”. ($20.00) per person. Prospective members and spouses or significant others are invited to attend. Various lodge awards will be presented at the event.
As always, RSVPs for both the Installation of officers and the BBQ will be required.
The Grand Lodge of the State of New York, 71 East 23rd Street New York, is holding its annual communication on May 6th and 7th 2019. If interested to attend, please contact any officers for more information.
May birthdays to be celebrated on May 1st. If your birthday is in May and your name is not included below pleased drop me a note.
Bro. Jermaine SMITH 5-May
Bro. Dave TANNER 7-May
Please note that you can see our latest lodge calendar at the Lodge website
Master, White Plains Lodge No. 473 F & A M
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W.·. Stephen Petty