Union Lodge Number 5, Rest Of Year  on 11/22/2022

Brothers of Union Lodge 5,

There are only a few weeks left in 2022, I can't believe the time has gone by as quickly as it has.

We are having a Bowling event on 11/30 at the Bowlero in Norwalk.  Senior Warden WB Ron Sala will be providing details, but will be a great time for all (Masons and their spouses/families included).

On 12/7 (Pearl Harbor Day) we will be having our UL5 Annual Meeting, gavel down at 730pm with dinner served prior at 630pm.  The Officers will be presenting their reports for the 2022 calendar year, and we will also be having our UL5 investement accounts presentation by Brother Andre Aflalo on how our money has performed.  The election for 2023 will also be occuring on 12/7, I'll do my best to keep the night from going too long.  

On 12/21 we will having our Annual St. John's Table Lodge, 730pm gavel down.  Food catered by Quatro Pazzi and will be a great time had by all.

We will be meeting at Ivanhoe Lodge 107 in Darien.

As we approach Thanksgiving, I hope you all enjoy time with your families and loved ones.  We have a lot to be thankful for.

Be well, drive safely for those of you traveling and look forward to seeing everyone as we approach the end of 2022.

Best Regards,

WM David Cooper

10/5 Stated Communication - U5 @ 47 Kirkham Pl  on 10/03/2022

Brothers of Union Lodge Number 5,

We will be having our first Stated Communication of October on Weds 10/5 and will be discussing the challenges we've been experiencing with closing the Lodge sale.  We will also be finalizing our Entered Apprentice Degree lineup for our second SC on 10/19.  Please join us for dinner at 6:30pm with gavel down at 7:30pm.  We will of course be having an interesting Masonic Education to boot.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.

WM David Cooper 

Brother give the gift of life.  on 09/06/2022

 

Showing of "The Masonic Table - The Art of Dining in Freemasonry" documentary tomorrow.  on 07/05/2022

Tomorrow Wednesday July 5, 2022, Union Lodge No. 5, will be showing a new masonic documentary "The Masonic Table - The Art of Dining in Freemasonry".  It will be presented during refreshment at our Stated Communication.  Union Lodge No. 5 is located at 47 Kirkham Pl., Stamford CT. 

Fellowship starts at 6:00 PM, and Gavel Down at 7:30 PM.   Dress for tomorrow is business casual. All Brothers are welcome to join us the Stated and film showing. 

The Masonic Table - The Art of Dining in Freemasonry  -  https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B0B2L2ZJYG/

"Freemasonry is the world's oldest and largest fraternity for Men, organized in 1717. Historically, dining and Freemasonry have been inseparable, and the Masonic banquet was an essential part of any assemblage of brothers. This documentary demonstrates the pleasing elegance of fraternal bonding, as brothers near and far gather together outside of the Masonic lodge for a memorable dining event."

Directors:  Brian T. Evans Jr.
Starring :  Brian T. Evans Jr., John W. Bizzack, Andrew Hammer

Add to your calendar click link https://bit.ly/3agLNNt or scan QR code: 

We hope to see you there, Brothers.

Fraternally Yours,

    Bro. Stephen Petri  
     Past Grand Master 2020
       The Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Connecticut

 

Special Stated Communication/Table Lodge 6/29 730pm Gavel Down  on 06/27/2022

Brothers,

We will having a Special Stated Communication this Weds, 6/29 with gavel down at 730pm meet at 630pm.  Br. Treasurer, Sam Maurer, will be preparing an Italian feast for us.  The suggested donation will be $25 for a great meal.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

WM David Cooper

Suzanne Lugo Memorial Service  on 06/24/2022

Brothers, There's a Memorial Service for Suzanne Lugo today at 1130pm. Below is the Zoom account details just click on the link. For those that can't attend in person....

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4154883868?pwd=WTNhUDVTa1hkbjYyUy8ydnVETm9Ddz09

WM David Cooper

Summer Picnic - Union Lodge Number 5, 6/25 12PM-4PM  on 06/21/2022

Brothers,

Please join us for our annual Union Lodge 5 Summer Picnic this coming Saturday, June 25, 2022 Noon-4pm on the lodge lawn. Fun, food and games. Family and friends encouraged. Special Guest DJ Dubai#1 will spin the tunes! Volunteers needed to help set up starting at 9 am. Please rsvp to Domenic Corbo at 203-912-9633.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

WM David Cooper

Parade 5/29, Stated Communication 6/1, Happy Memorial Day  on 05/27/2022

Brothers, Hoping everyone has a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend. Please note we are participating with St. John’s 14-Prince Hall Lodge in the Stamford Memorial Day March on Sunday 5/29. Below is the March itinerary. Brother Junior Warden, Greg Garland is asking everyone who wants to March assemble at Union Lodge 5 (see below for time specific details).

Also, please attend our 6/1 Stated Communication for a 630pm chili cook off dinner, gavel down at 730pm. We will be voting on updates to the By-Laws as requested by Grand Lodge, and will be reviewing an offer to buy the Lodge building we received. Lots going on, hope to see you all next Weds. WM David Cooper

Marching Schedule

Sunday 5/29:

Timing:

10:00 Coffee at UL5

10:30 Carpool to staging area located at 805 Bedford (or walking distance from same).

11:00 Staging

12:00 Parade start

1:00 Ceremony starts at Veterans Park

Minutes of FCS Building Meeting  on 05/27/2022

Please see attached Minutes from the FCS meeting on May 25, 2022

Sunday May 29, 2022 Parade Marching Info  on 05/25/2022

Brothers of Union Lodge No. 5 Tidings!

 

With less than one week before the Stamford Memorial Day Parade, we need to ensure everyone is on the same page. Hoping for a great turnout for our first parade in years, and for masonry to be seen and discovered by many men from our communities.

 

Here is what is known logistically about the parade:

 

Parade and Ceremony, Sunday May 29th

•           Enter staging area from Hoyt St onto Bedford St, directly in front of the Police Station, 11:00 – 11:30 AM

•           Parade moves south on Bedford St, 12:00 PM

•           Parade crosses Broad St onto Atlantic St.

•           Parade ends at Stamford Veterans Memorial Park

•           Ceremony at the Park begins, 1:00 PM

Brethren of Union Lodge No. 5 will be in matching uniforms: blue polo shirts, long khaki pants and sensible shoes for walking about a mile; plus officers' jewels and aprons, as needed.

Look for a separate email to name a rally point for the morning of the event...some place with seating that also serves good, hot coffee works for me.

 

We will be marching is successively, with St. Johns No. 14 and Ivanhoe No. 107 so we can mingle during much of the route, then regroup by Lodge for the final pass in front of the review stand and recognition by the MC.

Feel free to 'reply all' with any pertinent questions or concerns.

Thanks,

Brother JW Greg Garland

203-253-1771 - ggarland127@gmail.com

5/25, 7PM FCS Board Meeting - Webex Information   on 05/25/2022

Looks like there will be some Brothers unable to attend in person.  Below is a webex id to attend the FCS Meeting:

IBM.Webex.com/meet/dcooper

If there are technical issues, please call me asap.  1-914-584-9563.

 

WM David Cooper

Fellowcraft Club Meeting, Tonight 5/25  on 05/25/2022

Brothers, there will be a Fellowcraft Club meeting tonight at 7pm. Topics include latest developments in selling the property, current offer, challenges, and lessons learned. Please join us. WM David Cooper

Trestleboard June 2022  on 05/16/2022

Trestlebaord for June 2022 attached as a pdf.file.

 

5/18/22 Stated Communication at Knapps Tavern/Putnam Cottage   on 05/10/2022

Brothers of Union Lodge Number 5,

We are having our next Stated Communion, on 5/18, at the Knapps Tavern/Putnam Cottage.  The South will be preparing boxed dinners for us to enjoy (at the usual recommended donation amount of $10). Knapps Tavern/Putnam Cottage has a historical connection to Union Lodge Number 5 in that we as a lodge used to meet there.  SW Ron Sala will be providing some very interesting history connecting our Lodge to the location.

Also, we will be voting on our move location.  The Fellowcraft Club of Stamford has visited a location downtown (corner of Bell and Bank Street) that I believe to be suitable for our purposes.  I want the Loge as a whole to vote on the new location.  Brother Petri will provide details on what we saw and why we believe the location to be perfect for our needs.  As you may be aware, we the Brothers of Union Lodge Number 5 have voted to move from our current location at 47 Kirkham Place and use those moneys to ensure Masonry exists in Stamford (a very difficult and weighty decision to be sure) well into the future.

Please join us at Knapps Tavern/Putnam Cottage at 630pm for dinner and gavel down at 730pm for a very intersting SC, along with the usual fellowship and light.

Be well, be safe.

Best Regards,

WM David H. Cooper

Please keep in your prayers.  on 04/29/2022

Brother,

Please keep in your prayers the family and friends of Worshipful Brother Felix Lugo.  His beloved wife Suzanne has entered into hospice care.  May the creator welcome her gently into his care and bring peace to everyone who loves her.

Fraternally,

Domenic Corbo

Fellowcraft Club of Stamford Annual Meeting  on 02/09/2022

Brother please attend the Fellowcraft Club of Stamfords Annual Meeting.

Union Lodge No. 5 Monday Feb. 28, 2022 7:30pm

More info on GrandView Events of the Lodge.

By-Laws of FCS Attached.

 

Past Masters Dinner  on 02/08/2022

Our yearly past masters dinner will be from 12-2pm at Zody's 19th Hole at the Brennan Golf Course in Stamford.  There's a price fix menu at Zody's for 34/person (plus tax/tip).

Menu:

Appetizers: Fried Calamari, Eggplant Rollatini

Pasta Course: Penne Vodka

Salad/Soda/Tea/Coffee included, adult beverages are cash bar

Entree: Choice of Chicken Marsala w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Vegetables / Grilled Salmon with Rice and Mixed Vegetables topped with a Lobster cream sauce / Pork Loin with Roasted Potatoes and Mixed Vegetables

I look forward to seeing everyone.

WM David H. Cooper

Minutes of Stated Communication January 19, 2022  on 01/31/2022

Good Day Brother,

Please find the minutes of January 19, 2022 attached.

Fraternally,

Domenic Corbo

Sec. Union No. 5

Minutes of Stated Communication January 19, 2022  on 01/31/2022

Good Day Brother,

Please find the minutes of January 19, 2022 attached.

2022 Officer Installation   on 01/04/2022

Brother,

Happy New Year.  Tomorrow evening is our regular stated communication which will also see our 2022 Officers Installed to their Stations and Places.

WM Elect invites you to supper at 6:45 where he will provide your favorite take out Chinese foods.  You must contact WB Cooper to place your order from Kempai 2.

For Brothers who are not able to participate live at the Lodge for concerns over the current Covid19 spread, or any other reason, a live feed will be broadcast on Zoom.

Zoom info:

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Ron Sala is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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POSTPONED - Masons Secret Cocktail Ball Friday 12/3  on 11/29/2021

Brothers, Family and Friends,

Due to unforeseen circumstances Union Lodge No. 5's "Masons Secret Ball" Cocktail Party, which was scheduled for Friday December 3rd, has been postponed. 

We will notify you after the new date, time and location have been decided. 

Parting on the square,

WB David Cooper,
   Acting Worshipful Master
     Union Lodge No. 5, Stamford, CT

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