Masonic Moments, Vol. 2, Issue 9, October 2020


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October 3, 2020 at 8:32 am | Masonic Moments


Master’s Message – October 2020


Master’s Message

My Brother,

As we start to emerge from the Covid Pandemic of 2020, I am pleased to inform you your Lodge is still here. Lafayette #27 is performing at a very high level. With everything going on in the world your members have been engaged, visionary, motivated and excited. We have had a team building Shoot in Pennsylvania, and are gearing up for the Lafayette Lodge first ever wine making adventure on the 11th of October.

On the Lodge business front, we found ourselves with a collection of Candidates and Brothers in various levels of degrees. We decided to hold a one day class to clean up those who were outstanding. Over the course of the last few months we rehearsed and rehearsed to make the degrees memorable. A funny thing happened along the way. Other Lodges in the State had the same issue with their candidates as we did. Along the way we picked up a candidate here, and a candidate there. By the time degree day came, we raised 84 men to the sublime degree of Master Mason. I must say that the Ritual work performed by the members and officers of Lafayette was some of the best ritual I have ever witnessed. My congratulations goes out to all of the new members, and I hope when they look back on September 19th they will fondly remember this day as one of the best days of their lives.

I know Covid is keeping a few of our active members away due to health concerns, however if you are up to it our next meeting will be on October 9th at the Lodge. We will be having a Small Octoberfest after the meeting to celebrate that we are all still here. If you want to take a chance (although we are really safe and clean) please give Ray a call and let him know you are coming.

In the mean time, We are here for you, We look forward to seeing you. One day this nonsense will end, and we will begin our new normal (whatever form that takes).

Finally, Life is meant to be lived, and you cannot save time. I hope you are well and can join us some- time in the near future.

Fraternally,

Mike Holt,
Worshipful Master

October 3, 2020 at 8:30 am | Masonic Light


Masonic Moments, Vol. 2, Issue 8, September 2020


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August 29, 2020 at 8:15 am | Masonic Moments


Master’s Message – September 2020


Master’s Message

My Brother,

The active members of Lafayette Lodge, your Lodge are hard at work. Our mission as elected and appointed officers of the Lodge is to deliver to you the best Masonic experience possible. As we emerge from the Covid19 Pandemic (yes we are emerging, and yes it will one day be over) we find some membership tentative about attending Lodge, and other a bit more willing to come out. Our Lodge is in good shape. With the size of our building, and meeting rooms we have the main rooms well ventilated, with adequate air exchange apparatus. The environment we have mitigates a tight, high density situation whereby germs can be spread easily. We are cleaning before and after every meeting, Our front entrances have been completely rebuilt, which is significant. No longer are people tripping both up and down the stairs. As your health and safety are of paramount concern, we are operating as safely as we can within the CDC and State guidelines.

Lafayette Lodge has 3 scheduled outside events coming up. On September 5th we will have a family fun shoot at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Pennsylvania. This is a safe, fun, outdoor event at a clean well run venue. We have attended these in the past several years, they are great team building events. We would love to have you attend. Call Ray for details.

In October the membership of Lafayette will be making wine. Again this team building event is fun, wholesome, family oriented, and we get a fairly high volume of wine to use at table lodges, and other events when it is ready.

Finally, as we seem to have a number of fishermen in the membership. We have a Striper fishing trip scheduled for November 15th on the MiJo in Atlantic Highlands. I know it will probably be cold, but big fish are way better than small fish. More details are coming.

Lafayette Lodge has a one day class to raise a bunch of new members. As this has grown to include 23 other lodges, we have moved the outside venue to the Fellowship Center in Burlington. We have approximately 70 Master Masons coming through this class. We have been rehearsing all of the parts for months and are excited to be hosting this historic event.

Our regular meeting will be on Patriots Day September 11 in Lafayette. The date is significant, we will have a 911 speaker my friend RW Mike Carducci DDGM 17 who was there, and stayed there throughout the terrorist attack and beyond. He is humble, well spoken. He has not spoken on this before. I expect a riveting talk.

I hope you are doing well, and being safe. I look forward to seeing everyone again, and hopefully, will see you in September.

Mike Holt,
Worshipful Master

August 29, 2020 at 8:00 am | Masonic Light


Masonic Moments, Vol. 2, Issue 7, July/August 2020


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July 9, 2020 at 9:35 am | Masonic Moments


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