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April 2017

posted Mar 22, 2017, 9:28 AM by Robert Bigelow
"There is a certain grave beauty in the practice of masonic etiquette. The masonic life as it is lived out in our assemblies is a conscious work of art, with each and every part coordinated to every other, and instinct with the feeling of the whole; if a man enters into a system without preparation or forethought, and trusting only his instincts, his manner will strike an awkward note, like a discord dangling across a strain of music; but if he has trained himself in his part and caught the spirit of the whole, the genius of freemasonry will shine through his actions, will express itself through ritual, symbol, law, philosophy, fellowship and daily deed. To have oneself thus become a part of a great living whole is a kind of satisfying pleasure nothing else can give, a participation of a very life of beauty, appreciated as much by the beholders as by the actor. This ability to confer pleasure upon ones fellows when gathered in communication or in a ceremony is not the least of etiquette's rewards".
- W. Henry G. Meecham
Grand Lecturer, Grand Lodge of New York

Hail Brethren,
The chill and darkness of winter are being swept away by the warm spring rains, and April is upon us.
We have a few events this month, of course, the first is our monthly stated meeting on April 4th at 7:30pm. We will have a pot roast dinner prior to the meeting, so if you are hungry please show up at 6:30 to share a meal with us.

Second, our Easter Breakfast on Sunday, April 16th from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.

Third, on April 18th at 6:30 pm, we have the official visitation of Grand Master, Art Borland to a dinner and lodge meeting. We have put together an amazing evening of music and dinner by candlelight along with a fun little craft class for your ladies and guests while we are in lodge.

We will be enjoying a nice sit down dinner with candlelight ambience, so be sure to bring a guest if you like. Beautiful guitar music will be provided by our newest EA, Jeff Dinicola while we dine. In addition, there will be a fun craft class for your ladies and guests to enjoy while we are in lodge by my sweet lady, Candy Rosenberg. All supplies will be provided and lots of fun to be had.

We have put a lot of effort into this evening and would love to see a great turnout. It is important to support the lodge and show our hospitality to our guest, the Grand Master. Please be sure to add your name to the Dinner Sign Up Sheet and include any guests to ensure we have everything that we need to make it a wonderful evening for all. You can find the sign up sheet on Tyler's desk.

Act By The Plumb,
Junior Warden Chris Smith