From the East...
Greetings Brethren All,
On December 4, 2019 we had the Entered Apprentice degree where we initiated three new brothers. Bro. Dave Brijlall, Bro. Ricky Maranan, and Bro. Russ Michel. We extend a warm welcome and wish them a fruitful and rewarding career and experience in Masonry.
On December 21st many of our brothers participated in the annual Salvation Army fund drive under the direction of R..W.. Jim Holden. Thank you all for your participation and support.
We had our traditional Christmas dinner on Sunday Dec 8, with good participation. Good wishes were exchanged, and we sung a few Christmas carols. Thanks to the organizer R..
.W.. Vincent Cunzio.
The lodge will be dark on the first Wednesday of January which falls on January 1st. We will have the first
Stated Communication for 2020 on January 15. We are planning to have short update on the activities and findings of the Building Renovation committee.
Preparations are under way for the Fellow Craft degree scheduled for February 5th, 2020. We expect to have five brothers ready for the degree. The degree ceremony is open to FCs and MMs only. Please plan to attend.
Other upcoming events:
• February 19, 2020, Table Lodge.
• March 4, 2020, Guest speaker R...W.. David Menegon, Sr. Grand Deacon of the Grand Lodge of NY with a lecture on “Patriotism, America, and Freemasonry”.
• March 18, 2020, tentative EA degree.
I would like to remind the Entered Apprentices and Fellow Crafts that they need to be attending lodge regularly while making proficiency, in order to be eligible for the next degree. Make sure you are in contact with Bro. Ramon Viruete of the School of Instruction.
Best wishes for the holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy new year to all.
S & F
W... Andy Papademetriou
Master, White Plains Lodge No. 473 F & A M
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