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In this issue:


Service Committee

Calendar of Events From the East Special Event

The Complete Notice









460 Newtonville Avenue, Newtonville, MA 02460

Fifth Masonic District



Dear Brother;

A Regular Stated Communication of


will be held at the Masonic Apartments

460 Newtonville Avenue, Newtonville, Massachusetts, on:


NOTE:   At press time we are planning on conducting a hybrid meeting.  That is, meeting in person for the officers and virtually via Zoom for the members.

The meeting ID will be sent out a day or two prior to the meeting, to all email addresses we have on file.

No meal will be available but those wishing to will adjourn to a local establishment at the conclusion of the meeting for collation.

All members are requested to attend,

and all Masons are cordially invited.


6.45 P.M.:  OPEN – First Degree


A.    To receive and read applications


B.      To receive the Annual Reports of the Treasurer,
Auditor, Trustees and Committees.

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




By Order of:



Service Committee:

Get well wishes are sent to Becky Sherman, wife of  Wor. Scott Sherman, recuperating at home following a hospitalization.



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:

NOTE:  All dates below are tentative and assume we will be able to meet as scheduled.  They are subject to cancellation due to the COVID-19 virus.


5th Lodge of Instruction





November 21, 2020 Mass. Lodge of Research fall meeting, Zoom.
December 9, 2020 Grand Lodge Quarterly
December 28, 2020 Grand Lodge Feast of St. John

From the East:

Greetings my Brothers,

We’ve had another very productive and successful meeting and Official Visit by our District Deputy Grand Master! It was our first “hybrid” meeting: Officers in person and everyone else by Zoom. My sincere apology to anyone who was not provided the Zoom link in time to join us! We had a last-minute, “perfect storm” of power failures and technical problems with an e-mail distribution server but are now working on a back-up plan to ensure that it never happens again.

Special thanks to our Wardens, Wor. Jeff Levy and Wor. Chris Kelley for their tech, moral and clerical support during this busy challenging hybrid Zoom meeting. Unfortunately, we were unable to conclude our Annual Meeting but expect to during our November Communication.

We have purchased and begun using our noncontact, infrared (forehead) thermometer to screen Members at the Tyler’s station before they are admitted into the Lodge room. We also issue rubber gloves and Masonic KN95 masks to anyone who needs them.

I couldn’t be more pleased to report that we have now elected R.W. Brother Seth Alan Landau for affiliation with Garden City Lodge! Seth’s Masonic accomplishments are far too numerous to list here but suffice it to say that he will undoubtedly be considered amongst the greatest additions to Garden City Lodge since sliced bagels and lox! Heartfelt WELCOME to our Right Worshipful Brother Landau and we’re all looking forward to seeing the many ways that you will enrich and bless Garden City Lodge!

Congratulations to Brother John Robert Harrington, II, on his Mason of the Year award! Congratulations also to Brother Michael D. Barg on receiving the first of what will hopefully be many presentations of our handsome new Garden City Lodge watches. These watches were conceived and generously donated by Wor. Brother Kirk A. Knowlton for the purpose of incentivizing and thanking Brethren for stepping up as officers (and serving for at least two consecutive years) regardless of whether or not they ever progress to the East. Thanks again to Wor. Brother Knowlton for your continued commitment, service, and generous support of our Lodge!

Our November Communication will again be a “hybrid” meeting and we’ll be getting Zoom links out much earlier from now on. We will be honoring Veterans and First Responders by comping their dinner (if we are able to meet and dine together) or by providing a rain check in the form of a gift card (or certificate) from the Lodge and personally mailed by me.

Please remember to: VOTE, consider opting out of printed Notices in favor of electronic Notices ONLY and please, update your contact information with the Secretary or me! It’s more important than ever that we have your correct e-mail address and telephone numbers (preferably a smart, mobile phone) in order for you to be invited to and join us by Zoom meetings online, no matter where you are at the time.

I also want to wish all of you and your families a very Happy and Bountiful Thanksgiving! Stay safe and take good care of each other.

Warmly & Fraternally,

Wor. Joseph A. Manzo, Jr., Master




Special Event Via Zoom

      Wor. Jeffrey Levy is creating a special presentation on “Funneling” and how Garden City Lodge can benefit by this process. Please watch your email for the Zoom information in the next couple of weeks for this informative presentation.

Bro. John R. Harrington, II, received the 2020 Mason of the Year Award from Wor. Mark D. Elsner for his dedication and commitment during the past two years. Also assisting is Wor. Joseph A. Manzo, Jr, (l) Master and R.W. Kenneth L. Brown, DDGM, (r).




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