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BLC Meeting   on 09/29/2022

Brothers, Don’t forget we have Blue Lodge council meeting tonight. Let’s once again, KEEP OUR GAVEL! Hope to see you all there! 
Thank you for your endless support!

Apple Harvest Parade  on 09/29/2022

Brothers,

The Apple Harvest Parade is this Sunday, October 2nd. We are meeting at the lodge at 12pm and then heading over to Rudy's house, which is right up the road from where the parade starts. 
If you're planning to March, and I hope you are, please wear your tuxedo or suit and meet us there. Avoid tardiness because the roads will be blocked I believe around 1pm. Hope to see you there! 
WM Allyan L Lopes 

CT Brothers: Apple Harvest Festival Volunteers Needed  on 09/22/2022
Brothers - with the approval of Worshipful Master Allyan, we would like to pilot a sign-up/scheduling solution for the upcoming Apple Harvest Festival. We have a few brothers with conflicts and often have too many or not enough workers in the tent. 
 
Please remember, this is a pilot and we can adjust as we get experience. We'll need 6 volunteers per shift. Each day, we'll need a couple brothers a little early and possibly late for setup/cleanup.
 
We need 6 brothers at each shift for the following:
Front Tent - order taker/beverages
Front Tent - money handler/beverages
Order Bagger/Fryer
Empanada Fryer/Stock 
2 runners/substitutes/lot attendant
 
Note that indicating availability is not a commitment to working that shift, just that we can contact you to possibly work or cover for someone. We'll also have a short training/practice before each day's opening.Thanks in advance for your cooperation and let's make this year a hit. Also remember we need to make our empanadas, this Sunday - 1:00 at the lodge.
 
Dates & Shifts:
 
1 Friday 30th 5-9 (laser light show nite)
2 Saturday 1st 11-4
3. Saturday 1st 4-9 (fireworks nite)
4  Sunday 2nd 11-3 (parade at 2:00, if not working, plan on marching please)
5. Sunday 2nd 3-7
6 Friday 7th 5-9 
7 Saturday 8th 11-4
8. Saturday 8th 4-9 
9  Sunday 9th 12-3 
10. Sunday 9th 4-8 (includes tent takedown)
 
Please send SW Mike Leser a text message at 860-794-5472 indicating your name followed by the shift numbers you're available to possibly work; for example, here's mine:
Mike Leser;1,2,3,5,9,10.
 
Cheers!
 
SW MIke
Lodge website:https://lodgelocator.com/friendship-33.com.
Minutes SEpt 05  on 09/15/2022

Brothers of Friendship #33

Attached are the minutes of the Last stat3d communication.

Note that our next meeting will be September 19th, we will be doing the Entered Apprentice degree.  Also Apple harvest
is comming up fast.  Empanata making will start Sunday Septermber 18th at 3:00 Pm.  We will be doing the Apple Empanata
first.  We heed helop for a fe hours to get these done.  We will be setting up the tent the week of September 26th, more to follow.

Important: New Friendship 33 web site address  on 09/08/2022
Brothers All - as you may have heard or read in CT Freemason's magazine, all lodge websites were updated this year to a new platform and therefore new web addresses (url's) - please visit our lodge's new website below and add it to your bookmarks or favorites for quick access:
 
https://lodgelocator.com/friendship-33
 
Some of the site content is auto-generated from Grandview, but some is created by us, most importantly the 'From The East' page that includes the latest Masters Message and an up-to-date Trestleboard. I've been working on the site with worshipful Allyan, but we could use some help with ideas, content and maintenance, please contact me at mjl444@gmail.com if you have time to help or ideas to improve, thanks!
 
Cheers!
 
SW MIke Leser 
Neeting  on 09/04/2022

My Brothers

The Summber is over a nd we are back in session this Monday Sept 6th.  Dress is casula come as
you are.  Lodge ope nat 7:30 PM.  the trestleboard and MAsters message is attached..  Hope to see you tomorrow night.

 

Labor Day casual meeting   on 09/03/2022

 

My Brothers!

Summer is almost over and that means it’s time to go back to our regular activities in Masonry. Some of our Brothers have worked really hard throughout the Summer in order to have our Lodge ready for our regular meetings and I am thrilled to say that our Lodge looks even more beautiful than already was. Of course, we still have some work to do but the floor and walls are ready, and I want to take advantage of this opportunity to invite you to our first meeting this Monday, on Labor Day for a night of Fellowship, knowledge and fun, as we will be playing Masonic Jeopardy, and then you can see for yourself how great our lodge looks.

Can’t wait to see you all there!

Dress code - Casual

Dinner @ 6:30pm

Lodge @ 7:30pm

WM Allyan L Lopes

Fund raiser  on 08/27/2022

MUSIC-TODAY/RELAX-MONDAY  on 08/24/2022
Brothers - the end of summer is coming fast and it's almost time to get back to work, but first, relax with us at JD's next Monday, August 29th. starting around 6:30, with luck we'll be able to enjoy the patio too!
 
Please also try and get to the music on the green tonight, Wednesday 24th as we're co-sponsoring the event from 7:00 to 9:00.
 
If you're in the area, we look forward to seeing you at one/both events and at a minimum at our stated communication on September 5th.
 
WM Allyan and SW Mike
MUSIC-TODAY/RELAX-MONDAY  on 08/24/2022
Brothers - the end of summer is coming fast and it's almost time to get back to work, but first, relax with us at JD's next Monday, August 29th. starting around 6:30, with luck we'll be able to enjoy the patio too!
 
Please also try and get to the music on the green tonight, Wednesday 24th as we're co-sponsoring the event from 7:00 to 9:00.
 
If you're in the area, we look forward to seeing you at one/both events and at a minimum at our stated communication on September 5th.
 
WM Allyan and SW Mike
 
MUSIC-TODAY/RELAX-MONDAY  on 08/24/2022
Brothers - the end of summer is coming fast and it's almost time to get back to work, but first, relax with us at JD's next Monday, August 29th. starting around 6:30, with luck we'll be able to enjoy the patio too!
 
Please also try and get to the music on the green tonight, Wednesday 24th as we're co-sponsoring the event from 7:00 to 9:00.
 
If you're in the area, we look forward to seeing you at one/both events and at a minimum at our stated communication on September 5th.
 
WM Allyan and SW Mike
 
MUSIC-TODAY/RELAX-MONDAY  on 08/24/2022
Brothers - the end of summer is coming fast and it's almost time to get back to work, but first, relax with us at JD's next Monday, August 29th. starting around 6:30, with luck we'll be able to enjoy the patio too!
 
Please also try and get to the music on the green tonight, Wednesday 24th as we're co-sponsoring the event from 7:00 to 9:00.
 
If you're in the area, we look forward to seeing you at one/both events and at a minimum at our stated communication on September 5th.
 
WM Allyan and SW Mike
 
MUSIC-TODAY/RELAX-MONDAY  on 08/24/2022
Brothers - the end of summer is coming fast and it's almost time to get back to work, but first, relax with us at JD's next Monday, August 29th. starting around 6:30, with luck we'll be able to enjoy the patio too!
 
Please also try and get to the music on the green tonight, Wednesday 24th as we're co-sponsoring the event from 7:00 to 9:00.
 
If you're in the area, we look forward to seeing you at one/both events and at a minimum at our stated communication on September 5th.
 
WM Allyan and SW Mike
 
MUSIC-TODAY/RELAX-MONDAY  on 08/24/2022
Brothers - the end of summer is coming fast and it's almost time to get back to work, but first, relax with us at JD's next Monday, August 29th. starting around 6:30, with luck we'll be able to enjoy the patio too!
 
Please also try and get to the music on the green tonight, Wednesday 24th as we're co-sponsoring the event from 7:00 to 9:00.
 
If you're in the area, we look forward to seeing you at one/both events and at a minimum at our stated communication on September 5th.
 
WM Allyan and SW Mike
 
MUSIC-TODAY/RELAX-MONDAY  on 08/24/2022
Brothers - the end of summer is coming fast and it's almost time to get back to work, but first, relax with us at JD's next Monday, August 29th. starting around 6:30, with luck we'll be able to enjoy the patio too!
 
Please also try and get to the music on the green tonight, Wednesday 24th as we're co-sponsoring the event from 7:00 to 9:00.
 
If you're in the area, we look forward to seeing you at one/both events and at a minimum at our stated communication on September 5th.
 
WM Allyan and SW Mike
 
Going away party  on 08/03/2022

Brothers all,

Our Brother Ede Santos Will be traveling to Brazil to take care of some health issues with his family there. He plans to come back around December or next year, if everything goes as planned. 
Therefore, Brother David Edman contacted me stating that he wishes to have a beer with him before he leaves and some other brothers may be interested in joining us. 
So we will be meeting this Friday at 6:30pm at Jds Restaurant in Southington for some drinks, food, laughs and a good time. 
Hope to see you there, Brothers! 

WM Allyan Lopes

Lodge picnic  on 07/29/2022

Brothers, don't forget our Lodge picnic this Saturday 1 PM at Brother Dennis and Judy Zuffelato's, 35 Heritage Dr in Kensington.  Bring your swimsuit and appetite.  Brothers and family are cordially welcome.... so are candidates and of course children and most particularly grand  children!

TODAY (Monday) Location Change!  on 07/18/2022

OK< Fireplace will have to wait, like many others - closed on Mondays! Opps!;-( Tonight we'll join any crazy golfers at the Back Nine at Southington Country Club on Savage St.  Be aware driving there, ZSavage is being prep'd for paving so lots of 'raised structures' - drive carefully (especially leaving).

WB Allyan and SW Mike 

This Monday! July 18th - Lodge of Relaxation  on 07/15/2022

Sorry for short notice, but summer is in full swing along with several projects, need a night of relaxation to stay connected - join us this Monday at  Fireside on Main in Plantsville (across from Dean's Stove&Spa) and opposite corner from our reported first meeting location.  We'll be there from 6:30-on for food, libations and good company and discussions, hope you can join us, otherwise see you at the end of the month picnic.

Peace and Love (per Ringo ;-):

SW Mike and WM Allyan

Monday June 27th  on 06/24/2022
No degree, no meeting, nothing to do on Monday night? You are incorrect! Join us for a Lodge of Relaxation at 75 Center St. in Southington starting at 6:30. You can park in the lot behind the lodge and head north where we'll relax, share some food and libations and spread the light.
 

WM Allyan and SW MIke

Happy Birthday!!!  on 06/06/2022

BIRTHDAYS IN THE MONTH OF JUNE!!!

WILLIAM FOTOPOULOS 06/02

CARL P LARSON 06/03

GORDON A TITCOMB 06/04

THOMAS ACCOUSTI 06/04

RICHARD K WHITE 06/23

GEORGE A RADOS 06/26

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM THE EAST, BROTHERS!!!

 

Happy Birthday!!!  on 06/06/2022

BIRTHDAYS IN THE MONTH OF JUNE!!!

WILLIAM FOTOPOULOS 06/02

CARL P LARSON 06/03

GORDON A TITCOMB 06/04

THOMAS ACCOUSTI 06/04

RICHARD K WHITE 06/23

GEORGE A RADOS 06/26

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM THE EAST, BROTHERS!!!

 

Happy Birthday!!!  on 06/06/2022

BIRTHDAYS IN THE MONTH OF MAY 

LEROY M HERDMAN 05/03

DENNIS MICHAEL MORGAN 05/06

SHAWN IRWIN 05/06

JOHN H BIELINSKI 05/11

HARRY U THOMPSON III 05/12

DIMITRIOUS DIMOPOULOS 05/25

ROBERT LEO BLANCHETTE 05/26

GERRY BLANCHETTE 05/29

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM THE EAST, BROTHERS!!!!

*Apologies for my tardiness on getting this out. I thought i had sent this already. Truly sorry but better late than never.

Marty and Max  on 05/31/2022

Brothers!

Next Monday, June 6th, we will be having our traditional Awards Night followed by the program Marty and Max. If you haven't seen it yet, here's your chance. And if you have already, it's a great opportunity to watch it again and refresh your memory about how important you are for the craft. Join us for this great event.

Dinner 6:30

Lodge 7:30

Thanks in Advance

WM Allyan Lopes

Parades  on 05/20/2022

Brothers, we were asked to March with Sequin Level Lodge 140 in Newington and with Unity Lodge 148 in New Britain . The details are as follows: 
Newington Parade - meeting at Sequin Level lodge Saturday at 9:00am May 28th. Parade starts at 10am

New Britain Parade - meeting at Unity Lodge 140 at 4:45pm Monday May 30th. Parade starts at 6pm

Both Parades are about 2 miles long. 

Let me know if you can March on any of them or both. I'll be marching on both. Let me know asap so I can have a headcount. Officers in tuxedos wearing aprons and jewels. Non officers wearing jacket and tie and aprons. 
See you there !

Parades  on 05/20/2022
Master Mason Degree  on 05/20/2022

Brothers, great job on the MM degree last night. We raised two brothers from our lodge and one from Sequin-Level Lodge 140. 
The hard work and dedication really paid off. That was remarkable, and for sure we caused a good impression on the new brothers, and also on the visiting brethren. Can’t wait to do it again in the Fall, when we will have it in our lodge. Thanks everyone! I’m really proud of what we achieved !
Thank you!

Minutes May 2  on 05/14/2022

Brothers

Attached are the minutes of the last stated communication for you information.  The next meeting is
this comming Monday, May 16th.  Thre will be a presentation by Carl Anderson of Masionicare. A reminder.
The MM degree has been rescheduled as a dual degree with Sequin Level #140 on Thursday May 19th
at the Sequin Level #140 lodge.  Dinner at 6:30 PM Lodge at 7:30 PM.

Bunny Breakfast  on 04/14/2022

Brothers

Don't forget the Easter Bunny breakfast see attached

April Birthdays  on 04/12/2022

Happy Birthday to Our Brothers

Dennis Zuffelato - 04/01

Kristopher O Scory - 04/01

Roy M Duff - 04/02

Ronald J Case - 04/06

James L Bernadt - 04/13

Clifford A Burnett - 04/15

Vasilios Tiniakos - 04/15

Dominic Mark Gionfriddo - 04/23

Omar Pichette - 04/23

Patrick J Caron - 04/23

Matthew James Mangiacopra - 04/26

Enjoy your day, Brothers !!!

Marty and Max  on 04/12/2022

Brothers,

Tonight, 04/12/22, I will be heading to Village Lodge 29 in Collinsville to support our Brothers Gary Arseneau, Larry Baker and Rob Buntin and also to enjoy a night of Friendship and Brotherly Love. If you would like to join me you are more than welcome to. 

I hope we can bring a good number of Brothers to this event and by visiting other lodges we are also encouraging them to do the same.

See you there!

Allyan Lopes - Worshipful Master

Trestleboard Apr-MAy  on 04/08/2022

My Brothers

The Trestleboard for the next three Months.  Looks like a busy time smiley

Easter Egg Hunting and Breakfast with Easter Bunny  on 04/08/2022

Brothers,

Saturday April 16th, at 8:00AM at Friendship Lodge 33 in Southington CT we will be having Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunting. kids will be coloring, doing crafts while having an awesome breakfast and family fun time with the Easter Bunny. Bring your kids, grandkids and their friends.

Breakfast will consist of Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrown, coffee, water and juice.

All that for only $10.00

kids under 12 eat free

Happy Birthday!!!  on 04/02/2022

Happy Birthday 

WB Roy M Duff - 04/02

Enjoy your day, Brother!!!

 

From the East

Happy Birthday!!!  on 04/01/2022

Happy Birthday to our Brothers

 

WB David Radcliffe Edman - 03/26

Bro. Daniel D Bullock - 03/30

WB Dennis C Zuffelato - 04/01

Bro. Kristopher O Scory - 04/01

Enjoy your day, Brothers!!!

 

From the East!!!

Blue Lodge Council   on 03/29/2022

Brethren.

 
This is a reminder  that we meet in Blue Lodge Council this coming Thursday,  March 31st at Frederick Franklin Lodge in Plainville.  Dinner is at 6:30 and the meeting follows at 7:30.
 
Lodge Secretary Chet Russell asks that all reservations be sent to secretary14@gmail.com
Dinner will be at a $10 donation.  There will be presentation about early masonry and the ride of Paul Revere given by 2 brothers from Torrington.
 
Please pass this news to all brothers in your lodge.
 
Attached are the minutes from the January BLC.  My sincere thanks to WB Matt Griffin for sitting in for me and taking excellent minutes.  Also attached is the contact list of Masters, Wardens & Secretaries, updated to include contact information of district officers. 
 
The items of regular business scheduled for every March meeting are 
(a) the report of the Nominating Committee 
(b) the election and installation of officers 
(c) logistics for the Annual Fifth District Family Picnic
(d) scheduling announcement of District Deputy presentation 
 
This email is distributed to all Masters, Wardend, Secretaries, and district officers.  Please distribute to the officers and brethren of your lodge as appropriate per your own lodge's communication protocols.
 
Finally, a reminder: Lodges' BLC annual dues ($60) for 2022 are due by/at BLC on March 31st.  I have received some of the lodge's payments via US mail.  If your lodge has not as yet sent in that payment, please either bring it with you to BLC or mail it to the Secretary at the signature address below.
 
Thank you
 
WB Steve Gorman - Secretary BLC5
40 New Place Street, Wallingford, CT 06492
Blue Lodge Council   on 03/29/2022

Brethren.

 
This is a reminder  that we meet in Blue Lodge Council this coming Thursday,  March 31st at Frederick Franklin Lodge in Plainville.  Dinner is at 6:30 and the meeting follows at 7:30.
 
Lodge Secretary Chet Russell asks that all reservations be sent to secretary14@gmail.com
Dinner will be at a $10 donation.  There will be presentation about early masonry and the ride of Paul Revere given by 2 brothers from Torrington.
 
Please pass this news to all brothers in your lodge.
 
Attached are the minutes from the January BLC.  My sincere thanks to WB Matt Griffin for sitting in for me and taking excellent minutes.  Also attached is the contact list of Masters, Wardens & Secretaries, updated to include contact information of district officers. 
 
The items of regular business scheduled for every March meeting are 
(a) the report of the Nominating Committee 
(b) the election and installation of officers 
(c) logistics for the Annual Fifth District Family Picnic
(d) scheduling announcement of District Deputy presentation 
 
This email is distributed to all Masters, Wardend, Secretaries, and district officers.  Please distribute to the officers and brethren of your lodge as appropriate per your own lodge's communication protocols.
 
Finally, a reminder: Lodges' BLC annual dues ($60) for 2022 are due by/at BLC on March 31st.  I have received some of the lodge's payments via US mail.  If your lodge has not as yet sent in that payment, please either bring it with you to BLC or mail it to the Secretary at the signature address below.
 
Thank you
 
WB Steve Gorman - Secretary BLC5
40 New Place Street, Wallingford, CT 06492
EA degree  on 03/21/2022

My Brothers, tonight we will be initiating  two candidates into Masonry. The candidates are Ede Santos e Alexander Jones. Alexander is only 18 years old and according to him this has been his goal for when he turned 18. Ede said he had the desire of joining masonry for quite a long time and now the time is here.
and I am just grateful for the privilege to be the one conferring the degree and making them Masons on the Equinox Day. Perfect day for a EA Degree, don't you think ? 
Join us tonight and assist me in bringing these two friends into light in masonry. 
Dinner is at 6:30pm, lodge at 7:30pm

Hope to see you there!

WM Allyan L Lopes

 

Master’s Achievement Award  on 03/07/2022

Brothers, tonight we will receive dignitaries in our lodge to present WB Vasilios Tiniakos with the Master’s Achievement Award. Wives are welcomed to attend.Dinner is at 6:30pm, Lodge at 7:30pm . Hope to see you all there!

Lodge for Instruction and Relaxation   on 02/28/2022

Brothers, don't forget! Lodge for Instruction tonight at 7pm.

A continued discussion about Brother Angel Millar's lecture and his book. 
Also, Lodge for Relaxation right after. See you there! Have a great day!

Heavy Heart  on 02/15/2022
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Rhonda Blanchette this past Sunday night, February 13th. She passed comfortably surrounded by her family, and we know she is at peace.
Donations can be made to the Hope Memorial Cancer Center in Lynn Haven, Florida.
Lodge Of Insdtruction  on 01/22/2022

My Brothers

Monday March 24th WB Tom Accousti will be presenting "Pythagoras, the Mans, The Myth the Ledgend" 7:00PM
 

Blood Drive - January 28th  on 01/15/2022

Local Brothers:

This is a personal appeal to roll up ypour sleeve and give the gift of life. I would normally lead by example here, but unfortunately I can't. Here's my story:

Back in my college days, I had a couple of good friends that would always go and donate when a blood drive came to campus. They insisted it was so they could go out for beers afterward and get a good buzz on. It wasn't until I was in my corporate work career that I finally got the courage to give it a try after lerarning that father-in-law was a 10 gallon donor. Fast forward a couple decades and I'm at ESPN lying on a cot next to the legendary Bob Ley, pretty cool, we're blood-brothers. Around that time the Red Cross started giving out free dunkin coffee coupons as an additional incentive to the standard snacks and sandwichs you get aftyer donating. I made it up to 8 gallons donated in 2011 and the following year suffered (and mostly recovered from) a major stroke. LIke at leasy 1 other lodge brother I know of, I'm on blood-thinners and no longer able to donate. If you can, I highly encourage it, remember the life you save may be your own, you never know when you'll need a pint (of blood that is!).

Brother MIke  

Brothers, please answer me back on this one !!!  on 01/06/2022

1- What is the reason that you keep going to Blue Lodge meetings ?

 

2- What is the reason you NO longer go to Blue Lodge meetings ?

Thanks in advance for all that participated !!!

WM Allyan Lang Lopes

 

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