Blue Lodge Council  on 09/24/2022

Brothers all:

     Friday the 30th (next week) we will be hosting the Blue Lodge Council here at Moriah Lodge. Meal at 6:30 gavel drops at 7:30. Please make every effort to attend and bring your wives and or significant other as they count towards capturing the trowel. I sincerely hope we can capture both trowel and gavel this year. 
       Fraternally Brother Greg Messier WM

Practice for Inspection  on 09/24/2022

Brothers All:

      As you all know we have our inspection at our next stated communication. I would like to hold a practice again this Wednesday the 28th at 6:30. Please make every effort to attend. 
        Fraternally, Brother Greg Messier WM

Putnam Lodge needs bodies for their Inspection  on 09/09/2022

Brothers All:

Putnam Lodge has reached out to me for help once again. They are having their inspection and are looking for an exemplar as well as bodies in seats to fill the Temple. Please join them at 10:00 AM tomorrow and help out a Sister Lodge. We All are stronger together. 
         Fraternally,

         Brother Greg Messier. WM 

Putnam Lodge  on 08/28/2022

Brothers all:

putnam Lodge is asking for help to park cars next weekend. Contact WB Tim Loomis for times. 
Fraternally Brother Greg Messier WM. 

Next fundraiser/ Family day  on 08/03/2022

Brothers All;

This Sunday at 12:00 we will be having an informal meeting to discuss our next Car Show/Family Fun Day. The plan is to discuss grounds layout, time table for events and food Arrangements, IE will we have popcorn, cotton candy etc. will we charge for these items ?

   Please make every effort to attend. As always the Ladies are always welcome to attend and bring their thoughts and ideas. 
    I look forward to seeing you all there. 
       Fraternally Brother Greg Messier WM

A Day at the ball park  on 07/12/2022

Brothers All;

     Please find attached an invitation to visit Dodd Stadium for a fun day with Brothers from across the state and their families. All are welcome at a discounted price with half the ticket price going to the Masonicare facility in Norwich. Join Me and Lady Kim and help support this great cause. 
                   Fraternally, Brother Greg Messier WM

Ticket Sales  on 06/10/2022

Brothers All:

      As of today I have only heard from one person as to how many tickets have been sold. I need a head count tomorrow morning so I can bring tables and chairs to the venue. Please respond asap. 
 

            Fraternally, Brother Greg Messier WM

Special Meeting  on 06/10/2022

Brothers All:

   On Monday June 13th at 6:30 I am calling for a special meeting to discuss our claim with the ins. Company. I will

present all information I have from the adjuster as well as the grand Lodge which at this point is nothing. They have not returned my calls as of yet. 
     We will be discussing our strategy to get answers from Grand Lodge and what our next move should be. 
     Please make every effort to attend. 
           Fraternally Brother Greg Messier WM

Special Presentation  on 06/05/2022

Brothers All;

Miriah Lodge will be having Reps from Grand  chapter and Grand Council both be giving presentations at our next stated communication we hope to see you all there. 

Ticket Sales  on 05/30/2022

Brothers All;

   We had another successful fundraiser yesterday thanks to all who helped and all who showed up. The Snack Bar is up and running and has proved itself an excellent Idea. The new system will require some adjustments to the kitchen and they are underway already thanks to Brothers Brothers Dan, Adam and Bruce. As usual Brother Dave cooked chicken to perfection. 
     Another Item on our list is ticket sales for the Comedy show. These tickets will not sell themselves. Anyone that does not have tickets reach out to me immediately and I will put them in your hands tomorrow. We have two weeks to sell them. Also we still need raffle items. Talk to all the businesses you deal with and ask. If you don't ask the answer is always no. 
     I need your help with this event. Please help your lodge be successful. 
      Fraternally Greg Messier WM

Urial Visitation.   on 05/13/2022

Brothers All:

  I am going to Urial lodge tomorrow night for their stated. I am meeting Brothers from all over our district to spend some time with them and enjoy good fellowship. Anyone that wants to join me I will be leaving our lodge at 5:45. Ass in seat.  Please let me know if you will be attending so I can let them know for meal prep. Please make every effort to attend. 
                      Fraternally

                      Brother Greg Messier WM

Mothers Day Breakfast  on 05/08/2022

Brothers All:

      Today was another very successful day. At Our Mothers Day breakfast we fed  over fifty Moms for free and many more people attended. What a great day. 
     We have several events coming up soon. One being the Widows Sons Bike Run on May 21 at noon. If any Brothers can help please reach out to Brother Dan as he is running the event and could use a hand. 
     The next event is our first car show/ chicken BBQ on May 29th starting at noon. We still need volunteers for that event please let me know if you can help. 
      Thank to all who helped today and thank you for your help in the future. 
                              Fraternally 

                              Brother Greg Messier WM

Fund raiser/comedy show  on 05/06/2022

Brothers all:

      This is where all donations advertisements and ticket sales need to go. Please see attached photo

Fund raiser/comedy show  on 05/06/2022

Brothers all:

      This is where all donations advertisements and ticket sales need to go. Please see attached photo

Comedy show / Fund Raiser  on 05/03/2022

Brothers All:

      Today was a busy and productive day. I have secured our first two advertisers for the comedy show. Mondovi Dental in Jewitt City and Charlen's Diner have both pledged $100.00 to advertise. 
      I have left a dozen flyers for you to use to ask for either Advertizers or donations in the lodge by the front door. If we need more I will copy them and deliver them to the Lodge. 
Please keep me informed as to whom you have contacted so we don't go to the same places multiple times.  Let the schmoozing begin. 
     Thank you to all the Brothers and Ladies that helped with the Lodge clean-up over the weekend. We not only cleaned the mess but also did a thorough cleaning to get ready for our Mothers Day Breakfast coming up this weekend. We still need volunteers to prep, I will be there around 6:30, serve and clean-up after. Please let me know if you can help. 
                       Fraternally

                       Brother Greg Messier WM

Comedy Show/ Fund Raiser  on 05/02/2022

Brothers All:

     I have confirmed the date for our comedy show fund raiser. It will be on June 12 at 1:00pm. I have booked the American Cafe in Plainfield Ct.  and have already paid for the show. 
     We need to go out and find Advertisers for the event that will get their name out on a banner behind the comedians and on flyers on each table. Advertisements start at $100 each. Talk to your employers, your friends that own businesses, and anyone you patronize. 
      We also need to get raffle items donated. IE liqueur / wine, spa treatments, hair cuts, camping/hiking gear etc. 

     lastly we need to sell tickets. They will be available online as soon as the website goes live and I will have a limited amount of hard tickets printed. 
      I will have forms printed for the donation collections at the lodge tomorrow afternoon or I can meet with you if you let me know when and where. 
     The more we put into this event the more we will get out of it. Please make every effort to help your lodge. 
      Thank you. 
                        Fraternally,

                        Brother Greg Messier WM

Clean up at Moriah   on 04/28/2022

Brothers All:

      Just a reminder Saturday And Sunday I will be  at lodge for clean up. Starting at 8:00 am both days. Please let me know if you can attend. If you can't respond to this please let me know at gkselectric@aol.Com my business email address. Thank you Brothers. 
                      Fraternally

                      Brother Greg Messier WM. 

Clean up at Moriah   on 04/28/2022

Brothers All:

      Just a reminder Saturday And Sunday I will be  at lodge for clean up. Starting at 8:00 am both days. Please let me know if you can attend. If you can't respond to this please let me know at gkselectric@aol.Com my business email address. Thank you Brothers. 
                      Fraternally

                      Brother Greg Messier WM. 

New look at the lodge.   on 04/26/2022

Brothers All:

     While waiting for our Ins. Adjuster this morning the flowers in front of the lodge were replanted and 4 new Azalias were planted as well. Two red and two white. We just need to find two more plants of similar size that are blue to finish the front plantings. 

Ins Adjuster scheduled.   on 04/25/2022

Brothers All:

    Our Ins. Adjuster is meeting me tomorrow morning to do their inspection and inventory damages. 
     I have ordered a dumpster for Friday and it will be delivered in the afternoon so when we show up Saturday we can begin the process of sorting through the damaged items and disposing of them. 
     Anyone available please come and help either Saturday or Sunday or both. I am hoping to have the Lodge put back in order by the time I leave Sunday so next week we will be ready for Mothers Day Breakfast. 
                             Fraternally

                             Brother Greg Messier WM. 

Lodge Break In  on 04/24/2022

Brothers All:

On Friday our Lodge was broken into and ransacked. The damage was severe and encompassed all three floors. The Grand Lodge has been notified as well as the Ins. Company. I will meet them in the next day or two to evaluate the damages and I hope to have a dumpster delivered by Friday to remove the items that are not salvageable. 
    I am asking that everyone be patient and not touch anything yet as it may cost us even more if we don't let the Ins. Co. Do their job. Even then We have to continue to document every damages item for final settlement. 
    When we get together to clean I will take more pictures as we do so to ensure we are given a fair settlement. I will have a sign in sheet for everyone and need to document our hours so we can be compensated for our time. 
     Even in our darkest hour the Light of this Fraternity shines. Moosup Lodge has already pledged a monitary amount to help us as well as men for the clean up. Cornerstone Lodge has done the same. I am Proud to be counted among such Men. 
       I plan on having a clean-up Saturday and Sunday so anyone that has a spare hour would be appreciated. I will provide lunch on both days for all who show. 
                    Fraternally

                    Brother Greg Messier WM

Mosup Lodge needs help  on 04/21/2022

Brothers All

      Last night I asked for help for Moosup Lodge's degree Saturday. They will have a practice tonight. Please make every effort to help them as that have helped us in the past and We continue to work together. It is through these joint efforts that the true secrets of Masonry is revealed. 
     I will be there for them on Saturday myself but encourage any Brother that has the time to show up and support them to do so. Even if you choose not to participate. 
                           Fraternally,

                           Brother Greg Messier WM

Moosup Lodge needs help  on 04/20/2022

Brothers:

Worshipful Brother John has asked me for help for their degree Saturday. They need a couple Stwards to conduct Candidates. No Speaking roles just lead the Candidates. If anyone can help please let me know asap as they have a practice tomorrow night and would like you to attend and go over the footwork. 
                        Fraternally,

                        Brother Greg Messier WM

Easter Greetings  on 04/17/2022

Brothers All:

      Happy Easter to you and your families. Kim and I hope you are all well and enjoying the day with your friends and families. 
     Moriah lodge has several events coming up soon and I am asking for help with planning and executing them. 
     Blue Lodge Council is next on the calendar. April 29th at Wolcott Lodge. Please make every effort to attend. 
     Next is the Comedy show at POC. On the 30th. We will be doing a very similar show in the near future at a different venue so it would be to our advantage for all to see how the event works and what it takes to make it a success. These events can raise a significant amount of money in a single day saving us from doing multiple events each month just to pay the bills. 
     May 8th is Mothers Day and we do a breakfast for all Mothers to honor them. Several Brothers have offered to help with this event but we can always use another pair of hands. 
      May 21 we have a Widows Sons Bike run coming thru around noon. We will provide lunch for them and will need Brothers at the lodge around 10:00 am to set up and cook for them. We should be done by 1:00. 
     Please let me know if you can help with any of these events asap. 
                           Fraternally,

                           Brother Greg Messier WM
     

News From Moriah Lodge  on 04/12/2022

Brothers All,

     First I must apologize for my lack of communication up to this point. I have just learned how to use the Grand  view site and will be using it for future informational purposes. 
     Last month we successfully raised two Brother to the sublime degree of Master Mason. Congratulations to Bro. Bruce Crossman and Bro James Champlain. 

     We also had a very successful fundraiser a (Meatbowl) organized by Bro. Bob Sharlack and we packed the dining hall with people from the community that all enjoyed the event and the meal before. 
     Brother Dan Martin took the lead on our annual St Patty's Day corned beef and cabbage diner and did a fantastic job with that with the help of his Lady and others from the lodge. 
      Tomorrow is our stated and I hope everyone will attend. Brother Adam Feeney has been doing  an outstanding job educating us each month with the history of our lodge and the Brothers that have come before us. I look forward to hearing what he will come up with tomorrow. 
       Next moth we we have several events in que and I will have dates and times for them this weekend. Watch for my message and as always if you have any questions or feedback don't hesitate to call. 
                           Fraternally,

                          Brother Greg Measier WM

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