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In this issue:

 

Service Committee

Calendar of Events From the East

The Complete Notice

 

PASSWORD

ENCRYPTED

 

 
 

 

460 Newtonville Avenue, Newtonville, MA 02460

Fifth Masonic District

 

EIGHT HUNDRED EIGHT-FIFTH 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, 2024

 All members are requested to attend,

and all Masons are cordially invited.

 

5:30 P.M: OPEN – THIRD DEGREE

5:40 P.M:       BUSINESS MEETING

A.        To receive the reports of the Treasurer and Secretary.

B.        To read and accept applications.

C.        Election of Officers:

The following slate of officers has been proposed for the 2024-2025 Masonic year:

Worshipful Master... Wor. Mal H. Lemeshow
Senior Warden....... Wor. Robert N. Goldstein
Junior Warden............
Bro. Herbert F. Philpott
Treasurer............................
RW Seth A. Landau
Secretary.........................
RW Stephen C. Cohn
Asst. Treasurer...
Wor. Christopher N. Kelley
Asst. Secretary...........
Wor. Robert N. Littman
Trustee (2027)............
Bro. Herbert F. Philpott

D.        Vote to suspend those in arrears in dues to the Lodge.

E.        Vote to enter into final merger talks with Moses Michael Hays Lodge of Needham. 

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

6:15 P.M: WORK -- Master Mason Degree – First Section

         If Entitled:

One candidate

 

7:00 P.M: DINNER:

BBQ Ribs and Chicken

Alternate: Some kind of Fish

  

Catered by:
Blue Ribbon BBQ

  Meal Cost .............. $30.00

For meal reservations, please contact our
Junior Warden, Bro.
J
ohn R. Harrington, II,
or use our
on-line reservation form
to indicate your choice of entree no
later than 6:00pm, Sunday, June 9, 2024.

Reservations are required!

Brethren, Please honor your reservations.

8:00 PM: WORK: MASTER MASON DEGREE

Second and Third Sections

The candidate will be raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason by the Past Masters of Garden City Lodge and Moses Michael Hays Lodge. 

CLOSE:

A collation will be available in the dining hall
at the conclusion of the meeting.

 

Attest:

By Order of:

 

 

Service Committee:

 

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.

 

 

What are the functions
of a
Masonic Lodge?

It is not the primary function of Masonry to initiate candidates, or to enlarge its membership. Were it so, there would be no basis for our laws against proselytizing.

The ordinary function of a Masonic Lodge indeed, the primary function of our Craft, is to train its members to an understanding of the truths which its rituals and its ceremonies are calculated to inculcate, to develop its members as benevolent men, to cultivate the social virtues among men, and to propagate the knowledge of the art.

The chief concern of the Lodge is with its welfare, the happiness, the Masonic development of its members, not with the admission of those who seek entrance to its doors. Its success as a Masonic Lodge cannot be gauged by the length of its membership roll or by the size of its accumulated funds.

            The beauty of our ritual, and the good fellowship among the members of our Lodges cannot be conserved when the chief aim is to make Masons and money; "for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of things which he possesseth"; and a Lodge's life does not consist in its acquisitions, but in the contribution which it makes to civilization and society through the influence to those whom it has helped to train to what we call Masonic character. Therefore, it should be the duty of every Masonic Lodge to put in action a plan for the education of its members in Masonic history, symbolism and philosophy, devoting more of its meetings to this much-neglected function.

Masonic Light via the Wenatchee Masonic News

Freemason Leadership: ‎"Want to impress others? Talk about your successes. Want to impact others? Talk about your failures." -John Maxwell

 

 

 
Calendar of Events:

NOTE:  All dates below are tentative and assume we will be able to meet as scheduled.

 

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

 

DATE

EVENT

June 6, 2024

Officers' Rehearsal

June 12, 2024

Grand Lodge Quarterly Communication

June 13, 2024

Garden City Lodge Stated Communication

July 27, 2024

Learning Center Golf Tournament




From the East:

        

My Brothers, 

     It is hard to believe that June is again upon us.  A very special thank you to Wor. Sam Opland on a fantastic presentation of the history of Freemasonry and South Africa.  Also, a special thank you to Wor. Kirk Knowlton for reminding us of Memorial Day’s significant and true meaning at our regular meeting.

I also thank Wor. Ben Bloomenthal, the Master of Moses Michael Hays Lodge, and all the Garden City Lodge members present for the Fellow Craft Degree for our candidates in Needham on May 14th. Congratulations to our new Fellow Crafts on your arrival to the Middle Chamber.

June will be a hectic month. We will be electing our new slate of officers for the ensuing year, voting to pursue the finalization of the merger, and raising three worthy brothers to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason, all while celebrating Past Masters’ Night. We will also be sharing the work of the Degree with our potential Lodge of merger, Moses Michael Hays Lodge. I hope that many of you will come and share in the event this evening to get to know our future brothers better. It will be a great night in Freemasonry.

As you will see, pending the June elections, I will be taking a different position in the Lodge.  I thank every one of you for supporting your Lodge officers and myself. It has been a great year with many wonderful memories. Please remember your brethren and don’t forget to check in on them over our summer break. I wish every one of you a very happy, healthy, and restful summer, and may the Supreme Architect of the Universe bless you all and your families.

 

Wor. Christopher N. Kelley, Master

  

 

 



 

 

 

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