Our dark period is nearing an end and I am looking forward to reassembly in the lodge. I hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer and that you are also looking forward to reengagement. I am looking forward to the raising of our three Fellowcraft to Master Mason. We will be participating with Jenks for this degree. Jenks will be having a rehearsal on August 28th at 1800 with the degree conferred on September 25th.
Our regular communication will have WM Javier Alfonzo delivering a program about the more artistic side of Masonry; stone carving. I have personally seen some of his work and it is the mastery of the art form and we will be privileged to have an insider’s look at this fine art. We may also have Angel Maderia and Mark Blair visit us before we open. These two men have a remarkable career and we would be most fortunate to have them as brothers. They are very interested in becoming a Mason.
Our summer activities have been a dismal failure due to lack of interest. Baseball games and the fishing outing were attended by a handful and almost no one contacted the Senior Steward regarding these events. We have a golf outing scheduled for September 13th at the Agawam Hunt Club. There may not be many golf enthusiasts in the lodge, however this is a major opportunity to raise money for our treasury. If you have an interest in playing, please contact Br. Mulcahy immediately and make your reservation. Furthermore, sponsorship is essential and I am asking every member of the lodge to secure two sponsors. Hole sponsorship is very affordable at $150.00 and many small business and commercial enterprises are more than willing to write a tax deductable donation for a worthy cause. We have approximately one month to develop these resources and all you need to do is ask them. If someone is interested, please call me at 401-651-5070, or Brother Mulcahy at 401-430-5232, and we will take care of the rest of the details.
Yours in the Craft, Dale P. Euga, Worshipful Master