A Quick reminder that Union Lodge No. 19 is holding a Fundraiser Event on Thursday, November 16, 2023, 6:30-9:30 PM, at "Stumpy's Hatchet House" 745 Alexander Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540.
This is an "OPEN" Event, Masons, Family, Friends and the public can attend. This is our only Fundraiser (besides Dues) to bring money into the Lodge. The Price is $50 per person. That includes 3 hours of Ax throwing. We are bringing in Pizza. It is a BYOB. We will also be selling 50/50 Tickets (to be drawn that night), and a Tricky-Tray Raffle (we currently have at least 6 different prizes).
Please purchase tickets, attend, spread the word and invite your family and friends. See the attached flyer, use the QR code to purchase tickets or go to: https://tinyurl.com/Union19Fundraiser
Sincerely & fraternally,
RW Raymond P. Helge, PDDGM
Secretary, Union Lodge No. 19, F&AM
1. Social time 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm, if someone is scheduled to do
work for a proficiency bar they may be listened to at this time
until 6:45 pm. Properly completed paperwork (Lecturer Pin
Temporary Record) must have been received by the Secretary of
the Ritual Committee a minimum of 10 days prior to the GLI.
2. Dinner 5:30 pm. Ritual Committee members and the Grand
Master’s Representative will be asked to eat first.
3. The Grand Lodge of Instruction will be opened at 6:45 pm by
the Grand Instructor and the current Grand Lodge Officers
(1 st priority). Any missing Grand Lodge Officers should be filled in
by DDGMs or DRIs (2 nd Priority). The Grand Chaplain assigned to
the GLI should have an opening and closing prayer prepared.
Either prayer may be read.
4. Your selected Lodge will do a first section of the Master Mason
5. Your selected Lodge will do a second section of the Master
Mason Degree. Craftsmen and ruffians may be supplied by other
lodges as needed.
6. Your selected Lodge will do the Interrogatories (Masters of
Ceremonies Preparation of Candidate) inside the lodge room by
the inner door, preferably by an existing Senior or Junior Master
7. Your selected lodge will do the first section of the Entered
|Master Mason Degree|
|1st Section||2nd Section|
|Worshipful Master||Ed Walker||Worshipful Master||David Umbra/Rob Marrese||No. 1||Ed Walker|
|Senior Warden||Tim Norek||Senior Grand Warden||Chris Howard||No. 2|
|Junior Warden||Art Cambell||Junior Grand Warden||George Mellow||No. 3|
|Treasurer||Josiah Santamaria||Treasurer||Josiah Santamaria||No. 4|
|Secretary||Ray Helge||Secretary||Ray Helge||No. 5|
|Chaplain||Adam Santamaria||Chaplain||Andrew Gaydosh/ Jeremy Governale||No. 6|
|Senior Deacon||Rob Marrese||Senior Deacon||Rob Davis||No. 7|
|Junior Deacon||George Mellow||Junior Deacon||Chris Carlsen||No. 8|
|Senior M of C||Eric Wolf||Senior M of C||Chris Nowak||No. 9|
|Junior M of C||Willaim Krzwick IV||Junior M of C||Willaim Krzwick IV||No. 10||David Wiess|
|Senior Steward||Mike Dunleavy||Senior Steward||Mike Dunleavy||No. 11||Tim Norek|
|Junior Steward||Roy Kowalski||Junior Steward||Roy Kowalski||No. 12||Don Skarr|
|Marshal||David Wiess||Marshal||Barry Holsten||Lecture|
|Tyler||Hugo Gini||Tyler||Hugo Gini|
|Working Tools||Kevin Jones||Seafaring Man||Chris Carlsen/Hugo Gini|
|Entered Apprentice Degree|
|Stations & Places||Name|
|Sr. Steward||Mike Dunleavy|
|Jr. Steward||Roy Kowalski|
|Working Tools||Rob Marrese|
|Reception Address||Bob Gaydosh|
It is surreal to think about the fact that we are in the midst of the summer months, and more than half of the year has passed us by. While it has been a whirlwind, I think that we have made some incredible progress engaging our members with fellowship and brotherhood among those participating in our events and communications.
I am truly blessed and pleased to see the amount of camaraderie there is among the Brothers of our Lodge. We have had several outings with great enthusiasm, and we have several more planned for this fall. We have seen a Brother Initiated to Entered Apprentice, Passed to Fellow Craft and on the road to being Raised to Master Mason. We continue to receive inquiries and the possibility of additional petitions from newcomers who are greatly impressed with the welcoming and hospitable reception they receive when visiting Union Lodge. I am very appreciative to the Lodge officers for their service and dedication, and with your help we will continue to make Union Lodge stronger and more vibrant through the end of 2023 and into the future.
I encourage you to support and attend the events we have on the calendar for the remainder of the year, some of which include: Lodge Picnic hosted by RW Brother Kowalski on July 15th, possible dinner outing on July 31st (5th Monday of the month) TBD, Union Lodge/Red Cross Blood Drive on September 16th, Table Lodge scheduled for Friday October 13th honoring our very own Right Worshipful Raymond P. Helge, PDDGM, to be held at MilltownPalestine Lodge #294 and keep your eyes peeled and ears open for a hatchet throwing fundraiser in November, likely on the 16th.
Along with these “extra” opportunities for fellowship, remember we begin our regular communications again on September 18th. The communication will be preceded by dinner as has been customary, and lets give a big hand to our Stewarts for always serving memorable meals that frequently correspond to the food of the day!
Finally, I have a request of each of you, following RW Brother Ben Hoff’s great suggestion and in continuation of bringing a topic to discuss to our communication, I ask that you too put some thought into what you might like to present for discussion. I think the topics RW Hoff raised were great and inspired stimulating conversation.
I’ll leave you with a quote from a long-time Master Mason: “If it’s to be, it’s up to me” With this in mind I challenge each of you to try and come visit with your Brothers and enjoy some of the fraternal fellowship and Masonic Light that Union Lodge #19 has to offer. This is your lodge and only if we work together will it continue to grow and thrive! I look forward to seeing all of my Brothers this summer and into the fall!
Sincerely & Fraternally