Great Kills Lodge Communications & Events
You are HEREBY SUMMONED to attend the 1629th Summoned Communication of Great Kills Lodge No. 912 F. & A.M. to be held on:
THURSDAY MAY 11, 2005 AT 7:30 P.M.
At the Tottenville Masonic Temple for the purpose of conducting the regular business of the lodge and ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2006-2007
Officers Dress: Business Suit
All Others: Business Suit
Pre-Meeting Collation 6:30 P.M.
You are invited to attend the 1630th Stated Communication of Great Kills Lodge No. 912 F. & A.M. to be held on:
THURSDAY MAY 25, 2005 AT 7:30 P.M.
At the Tottenville Masonic Temple for the purpose of conducting the regular business of the lodge and a Walk-About the Lodge
Officers :Business Suit
Dress : Business Suit
Pre-Meeting Collation, 6:30 PM
R\W\Robert E. Welsh, Jr.
R\W\Robert E. Welsh, Jr.
FROM THE EAST
The 3rd degree was great. We raised 3 new BROTHERS to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. Thanks to the Past Masters for doing a great job on the Degree. Congratulations to our new Brothers Damon Plonczynski, Matthew Swartz & David Kovacs
It was nice to see a big turnout for the District Team Homecomings. They have dedicated 2 years to this District. You have done an excellent job. I personally want to thank both of you. It was a HONOR to serve as Master under your leadership and guidance.
It's ELECTION time, please come out and show your support for next year's
OFFICERS on May 11th. I know we are in good hands as I pass the GAVEL to Bro. Dave Valvik. GOD BLESS MY BROTHERS
DUES ARE STILL DUE
Remember the Annual Dues have increased to $75.00 and the per-capita tax has been raised to $27.00 (a total of $102.00). If you have a problem please contact the Secretary. Please make sure the Secretary has your updated address. Mail it to him or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
AWAITING FELLOWCRAFT DEGREE
BRO. Anthony Santostephano
Proposed by R\W\. Robert E. Welsh,Jr.
A SPECIAL THANKS to all the OFFICERS and BROTHERS who came out to support Great Kills Lodge and myself for the Homecomings of R\W\Robert E. Welsh and R\W\Robert Simione. Grand Honors to both of you for a very successful 2 years. A very special thanks to Lola and Lina Welsh, as well as Bro. Jonathan King for the beautiful and scrumptious collation they prepared. Where would we be without the Ladies who support us?
My Brother's please do not forget to support our Brotherhood Fund. Time is running out.
This year's Fund ends on May 31st. Please get your donations to our Chairman R\W\Gerry Stouter
DATES TO REMEMBER
MAY 1ST -Richmond Aquehonga Lodge
MAY 2ND -Masonic War Vets Post #66
MAY 3RD - Tompkins Lodge
MAY 4TH- Huguenot Lodge
MAY 5TH- LaGuardia Lodge
May 6th - Wood Duck Pond
MAY 7TH RMA SPRING ALLOCATION
MAY 8TH- Beacon Light Lodge
MAY 9TH- New Dorp Lodge
MAY 10TH -R.M.A. MEETING
MAY 11TH -Great Kills Lodge LECTIONS
May 13th - Child ID @ Ft. Wadsworth
MAY 15TH-Richmond Aquehonga Lodge
MAY 17TH-Tompkins Lodge
MAY 18TH -Huguenot Lodge
MAY 18TH OFFICERS MEETING FOR
MAY 19TH -LaGuardia Lodge
May 20th - CHILS ID at S.I. Zoo
MAY 22ND - Beacon Light Lodge
MAY 23RD -New Dorp Lodge
MAY 24TH NEW MASTERS INVESTITURE
MAY 24TH -Tall Cedars
MAY 25TH-Great Kills Lodge
BLOOD DRIVE- MAY 5TH -3pm-8: 30pm
The need for BLOOD is big. Masonry is about giving so let's have a GREAT turnout. Also please let your family & friends know to help support those in need. This is a District Blood Drive so every Lodge should be there to DONATE.
GRAND LODGE ELECTIONS
Brothers, the Annual Communication of our Grand Lodge was held May 1st and 2nd where the Grand Line for 2006-2008 were elected. The following is the results:
Grand Master M\W\Neal I Bidnick
Deputy G M R\W\Edward Gilbert
Grand Treas. R\W\ Joseph A Quarequio
Grand Secty R\W\Gilbert Savitzky
Congratulations to R\W\Michael Roman our newly appointed District Deputy Grand Master and R\W\Anthony Roman our newly appointed Grand Lodge Staff Officer.
Lets show them the same great support we gave R\W\Bob Welsh and R\W\Bob Simione.
Also congratulations to our newly appointed AGL, V\W\Mark Peerson
FROM OUR JUNIOR PAST DDGM
Brothers, I thank each and everyone of you for the tremendous showing that you gave me at my Homecoming. I know that the collation room and lodge room have never been so filled, as they were that night. A very special thank you to my wife Lola and sister-in-law Lina for all the planning and hard work they put into making it a special night. Also thanks to Dotty Borello, Sharon Simione, Pete Van Alphen and our resident chef, Bro. Jonathan King and his wife for all they did to help make the night such a success. As most of you know my 2-year-old grandson stole the show and his mother has a petition ready for him.
Again, thanks so much, My Brothers.
RMA ANNUAL PICNIC
Don't forget to set the date on your calendar, July 16th 1Pm to ?.
Make your reservations now for another great Sunday afternoon at Fort Wadsworth. The Master will have the tickets this month-get yours now!!
"The first Masonic funeral service in California in 1849 was for the body of an unknown Freemason who was found drowned in the bay. A Mark Master's silver mark was found on the body. Tattooed on his left arm were the emblems of the E.A.; on his right arm the emblems of a F.C.; on his left breast the lights of Freemasonry and over his heart a pot of incense. On other parts of his body were a beehive, sword and heart, all-seeing eye, hourglass, sun, moon, stars, comet, 3 steps, weeping virgin and Father Time with his scythe." (The Ultimate Anthology (Temple Books), page 134)
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