For any Brothers that are not aware, it is with great sadness to inform you that R...W... James Holden passed away on April 27th. It goes without saying that he was one of the greatest and wis est Brothers to ever be raised in White Plains Lodge. He served as District Deputy Grand Master beginning in 2010, was also the Worshipful Master of our Lodge, and was an incredible leader and presence for many, many years. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to his family. He will be dearly missed by all of us.
Yes, you read it right! We are having two degrees in two days. The First Degree, next week on June 1st, will be at White Plains Lodge, of course. We should have two, and possibly three candidates being initiated. As we often do, collation will begin early at 6:00 PM and gavel will be at 7:00 PM. Dress will be tuxedos for Officers, suit and tie for Brothers please. Dinner will be $10.
Then the day after, Thursday June 2nd, there will be a Third Degree at Wyoming Lodge No. 342 on City Island. City Island Temple is located at 241 City Island Avenue, Bronx 10464. Collation at 6:30 PM gavel to follow.This would be a fantastic opportunity for our newly raised Master Masons to see the degree. If you plan to attend, Please RSVP to JW of Wyoming Lodge, Charlie Krugler at 917-383-6693. Let’s make sure that White Plains 473 is well represented!
Last week we had our elections and W... Stephen Petty, will go to the East for the 2022-23 Masonic year. For those that have not met Stephen, he is a husband, father, veteran and Past Master of Barvaria Lodge 935 in Munich, Germany.
We will be having a public installation on June 15th . Installation will begin at 7:00 PM followed by a reception, (dinner and drinks), at 8:00 PM.
This will likely be my last communication as Worshipful Master. All in all we had a very good year, with some great dinners, our traditional ritual, and some Degree work. Coming to Lodge is a way to get away from all the craziness of the world for a couple of hours, and spend some time with some great Brothers. I have seen some great bonds being made and many good laughs. And, no, ritual is not boring if you ask me. It is soothing, calming and relaxing. Something we can all use these days. There have, of course, been some challenges. Primarily we hope more Brothers decide to come back. Because in this day and age, perhaps more than ever, Masonry and White Plains Lodge is great for one’s mind and soul.
I look forward to a fresh start in September, as the Lodge continues to grow stronger and stronger again. And may God bless the victims in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas.
Trestle Board 2022
First Degree on 6/1, Third Degree on 6/2 and Public Installation of Officers on 6/15
1. Mr. Tyler Rutherford-- Petition Read—On hold
2. Mr. Luke McGovern—In NorthStar program—On hold3. Dwight Corey Lewis
Awaiting the degree of EA
1. Mr. Robert Javier
2. Mr. Luis G. Rios, Jr.
Awaiting the degree of FC
1. Bro. Manuel M. Patalinjug
2. Bro. Nicholas Ferrandino
3. Bro. Terrance Roys
4. Bro. Xavier H Garcia
5. Bro. Jacob Meranda
6. Bro. Derick Lee
7. Bro. George Wood
Awaiting the sublime degree of MM
1. Bro. Theodoro P. Maranan, Jr
2. Bro. Russ Michel
W.·. Stephen Petty