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In this issue:

 

Service Committee

Calendar of Events From the East Preparation 2019 Table Lodge

The Complete Notice

PASSWORD

ENCRYPTED

 

 
 

 

 

 

460 Newtonville Avenue, Newtonville, MA 02460

Fifth Masonic District

 

EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY-SECOND COMMUNICATION

Dear Brother;

A Regular Stated Communication of

GARDEN CITY LODGE, A.F. & A.M.

will be held at the Masonic Apartments

460 Newtonville Avenue, Newtonville, Massachusetts, on:

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019

All members are requested to attend,

and all Masons are cordially invited.

 

 

6:00 PM    OPENING OF LODGE

Second Degree

Exemplification of the candidate’s work

6:15 PM – Change to Third Degree

6:15 PM  MASTER MASON DEGREE

First Section

PAST MASTERS’ NIGHT

The work of the evening will be performed by the Past Masters of Garden City Lodge.

            If entitled

TWO  CANDIDATES

7:15 PM – DINNER –

Prime Rib Dinner

fish alternate by reservations only.

 
Catering by: Chef du Jour

Cost (with Reservation)......... $24.00

For meal reservations, please email
our Junior Warden, Wor. George S. Pultz,
the Master, Wor. A. David Brown,
or use our
on-line reservation form,
no later than Sunday, June 9, 2019.

Brethren, please honor your reservations

 

8:00 PM – BUSINESS MEETING

     A.   Election of Officers for 2019-2020 Masonic Year.

     B.    To ballot on suspensions for non-payment of dues

     C.  To receive and read applications

     D. To transact any other business that may legally come before the Lodge.

 

WORK – MASTER MASON DEGREE  

Second and Third Sections

 

CLOSING OF THE LODGE

Attest:

By Order of:

   

 

Service Committee:

 

 Congratulations to Bro. Nicholas Crimaldi on his marriage to Samantha Keating.   Congratulations also to Bro. Andre Rossu and his wife Lea on the birth of their son, Constantine. Congratulations also to Bro. Jacob Seidel on his graduation from the University of Massachusetts, and to Bro. Nicholas Crimaldi on his graduation from Wentworth Institute.     

Get Well Wishes to Coral Ambuter, wife of Wor. Roger Ambuter, recuperating at home following a hospitalization.

Condolences of the Lodge are sent to Bro. David Boyarski on the passing of his father, Samuel.

 

Please notify the Service Committee Chairman, Wor. Ross Scribner, the Master or Secretary with any news concerning the welfare of the Brethren and their families.

 

 

 

 

Calendar of Events:
 

 

EVENT DATE and INFORMATION
5th Lodge of Instruction http://www.fifthmasonicdistrict.org/loi.html

 

 

DATE

EVENT

June 6 2019  Rehearsal of the Master Mason Degree
June 20 2019  Lodge of Qualification, Needham
July 20 2019  Secretary’s Boot Camp, Charlton PAC
September 5 2019  GCL Rehearsal
September 13 2019  GCL Stated Communication
September 15 2019  Installation of Officers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








From the East:

Hello my brethren!

My penultimate message already? It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since I was first elected to serve you as Master. It’s been an honor and a privilege, and renewed my love for Masonry.

Rather than look backward, I’m inclined to look forward at this time. In the short term, to Past Masters’ Night at our June Communication when our Past Masters will treat us to some amazing ritual as we raise our candidates to the Sublime Degree, and a new team of officers will be elected. And long term, to next year when a new Master will begin to leave his mark on the lodge with his leadership and vision, and our newer members will continue to breathe new life and vitality into our lodge.

Speaking of looking forward, we wish the best of luck to Worshipful Brother Rausch as he begins life in Seattle. You will be missed, Rich!

The May Communication was a good sign of things to come for this lodge, as the hard work your officers did preparing for Step Up Night was apparent. Brother Mark Elsner showed strength and confidence presiding over the degree work from the East, and Brother Scott Herzog did a fantastic job with the middle chamber lecture. The future looks bright for Garden City Lodge. But the lodge depends on all of us to keep growing and thriving. Do you know someone who might make a good Mason? Why not invite him to join us for dinner some time? Do you think you can help make Garden City Lodge stronger? Why not serve it as an officer or on a committee?

Remember brethren, Garden City Lodge is more than just an institution or a place we go one Thursday a month. It’s you. It’s me. It’s us. And what we get out of it depends on what we put in.

Fraternally,

        

  

2019 Table Lodge

 

Rt. Wor. Kenneth L. Brown, District Deputy Grand Master, center, follows through with the cannons following the final salute.  Also shown is Rt. Wor. Lawrence E. Bethune, Deputy Grand Master;  Rt. Wor.  Paul J. Malagrifa, DDGM of the 2nd district; Wor. A. David Brown, master of Garden City Lodge; and Wor. Leonard Sherman,  master of Boston University Lodge.

Preparation

Anyone who becomes a Lodge officer, whatever his rank, would do well to prepare himself systematically not only for his immediate position but for any possible promotions.  There are the general preparations which underlie success in any field, such as self improvement in health, education, general efficiency, and the art of getting along with others.  There are also the more specific preparations such as proficiency in the art of leadership, skill in handling meetings, knowledge of Masonic history, law, procedure, and customs, ritualistic ability, knowledge of accounting, executive management, and a wide acquaintance among members of the Lodge.

            Granted a clear understanding and a reasonably good equipment, there still remain what might be considered the mechanical aspects of being a good Lodge officer.  In practice there is a wide discrepancy between the most and the least successful officers, and this is largely due to variations of skill and imagination in the application of methods.

© 1968, The Masonic Way of Life, Joseph Earl Perry

 

 

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