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|Calendar of Events||From the East||Preparation||2019 Table Lodge||
The Complete Notice
460 Newtonville Avenue, Newtonville, MA 02460
Fifth Masonic District
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
Exemplification of the candidate’s work
6:15 PM – Change to Third Degree
6:15 PM – MASTER MASON DEGREE
PAST MASTERS’ NIGHT
The work of the evening will be performed by the Past Masters of Garden City Lodge.
7:15 PM – DINNER –
Prime Rib Dinner
fish alternate by reservations only.
Cost (with Reservation)......... $24.00
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
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|
|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.
|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.
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.
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