Quite a bit has happened since my last message. The Lodge trip to Queensbury Lodge in Lake
George, New York was a huge success. Our first trip since 2018, included 25 brothers and their
wives/friends for the three-day weekend for Masonic fellowship and some fun too. We
performed the EA degree Connecticut style on Friday evening, a 3-hour Paddleboat Cruise on
Lake George on Saturday and a picnic at WB Steve Spencer’s home in Saratoga Springs on
Sunday. Also had two great dinners and two classic hospitality parties all in an effort to keep our
Fraternal Lodge Trip traditions alive. The first lodge trip travelled to Alexandria, VA and
Washington DC in 1966…a whopping 57 years ago!

Awards Night in June honored many brothers with service pins including 50-year pins to PM
Stephen Penny and also Myself…how about that? PM’s Al & Scott Reid celebrated 100 years of
masonic service together…Al 65 years and Scott 35 years…

As I write this message, I am happy to report that the Grand Lodge new candidate campaign
called BLUE WAVE is proving to be a huge success. In the last two weeks I have interviewed
and signed four new petitions for membership. In October we should have a class of five
candidates to help them begin their Masonic journey. Add this success to our Invite A Friend
Nights and we will have a very good year for new members…the best in several years.
Over the summer the LLC Board has been working to replace our crumbling front steps and add
precast stairs with three new railings to assist our older members as they enter our building.
Thanks to the many brothers who have labored to make it all happen and a special thanks to WB
Scott Reid for assuming management of the project. The stairs are now in, the front porch has
been repaired and properly supported and soon new sidewalks out front will soon be poured.
Come to the lodge this fall and check out all the good work!

There are two special events this fall you will not want to miss. A Testimonial Banquet will be
held honoring Andy & Shirley Zeidler and Dwight & Claudette Mertens on Sat., Sep. 23 at
Georgina’s in Bolton. This will be our collective opportunity to say thank you to these four
dedicated people for 50 years of continuous service to our Lodge. Please plan to attend…flyer
will be out soon.

The second unique event is the Military Mess Night. A night to honor our veterans and others
will be held on Fri., Oct 20 th at the Army Navy Club. Great Dinner, Drinks, Fellowship, Pipers,
Drummers, Wine with many toasts and a special ritual, raising Money for the DAV…what more
are you looking for? Make sure you are there and support your lodge!

One more thing…if you have not been in Lodge for a while be sure to attend ‘RUSTY MASON
NIGHT’ on September 21 st . WB Richard Berson will help you brush up your masonic skills.
As always, I look forward to seeing many of you in Lodge this fall.

WM John DiCioccio