Brothers it's that time again! The 2023 St. Patrick's Day Parade in New Haven on March 12, 2023. This year we will be having a hot breakfast from 9 A.M to 11 A.M. (285 Whitney Ave New Haven) we will then board the busses for the parade beginning and after the parade....fellowship, ladyship and a GREAT fun time. Oh , lets not forget lunch! And it is all FREE! Please join us! Last year there were 170 of us marching. I would like to see 200 this year. If you can't walk there is limited space on our 50' float. See the flyer below for details. See you soon!
In celebration of the 198th Year since the issuing of the original charter for Widow’s Son Lodge 66 the Installation of the 142nd Worshipful Master and his officers will that place on Sunday January 15, 2023.
Installation will start at 2:30 PM (with lodge opening at 2:00 PM). Light refreshments will follow.
So that food can be properly planned for, please reach out to Charles Miller (Senior Warden-elect) @ 203 - 915 – 7371, if you and your family will be able to join us.
Brothers on September 21, 2022 at our stated communication there will be a masonic presentation on the pillars found on the protico of the first temple. This will be presented by our Junior Warden Charlie Miller. The Middle Chamber Lecture touches on the 2 great pillars found in King Solomen's Temple. The Old Testament goes into larger detail. See how the two compare in this question and answer presentation.
The meeting will be proceeded by a dinner at 6:30pm. Hope to see you there.
Good Day Brothers,
A message from the south. This Wednesday night June 15 we will be havineg an EA degree for our newley elected brother. Dinner is at 630 and degree will start at 730 promptly. Dinner for the evening is hotdogs with chili and cheese or sauerkraut, potato chips, corn on the cob and ice cream sandwiches. A donation of $10 is greatly appreciated. Please RSVP by Wednesday at noon to 203-915-7371 a text or voice message will work.
Also please remember that this Friday, June 17, at 430 we are meeting at the lodge to march in the Branford Fest Parade. If you can not meet us at the lodge you can meet us on the green at 445. Business suit and apron is dress code for the parade.
Widow’s Son Lodge No. 66 Presents the 31st Annual Robert Burns Night Supper Saturday March 5, 2022, 6:30 PM
Location: Widow’s Son Lodge #66 at 8 Eades St Branford Ct
Join us for a night of fun. Hear the story of the Wild Haggis and Haggis Bashers who hunt them. We will celebrate Robert Burns, the National Bard of Scotland, with poetry, song and bagpipes.
Robert Burns was initiated into St. David Tarbolton Lodge No. 174 in Tarbolton, Scotland on July 4th, 1781, at the age of 22. He was also Passed and Raised in the Lodge of St. David on October 1st, 1781.
Menu: Haggis followed by Cock a Leekie Soup, Pork (chicken can be requested with prior notice), Neeps and Potatoes, Desert
Tickets $25.00 each, $45 a couple
Make checks payable to: Widow’s Son Lodge #66 Send checks to WM Jonathan Collingwood 67 Hemingway Ave East Haven CT 06512.
For information: WM Jonathan Collingwood can be reached at (203) 215-3765, or email@example.com
Open To: Freemasons, their Family and Friends Dress: Kilt or Smart Casual
Our meeting on January 19 will be kept short, and will be followed by a practice for our upcoming Entered Apprentice Degree on February 2. After opening under the Entered Apprentice Degree, we will be installing those officers present who have not already been installed, and balloting on a brother for Affiliation. After that, we will close and move to a degree practice.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Widow's Son Lodge #66
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
We are quickly approaching a new year, and, as the incoming Worshipful Master, I wanted to let everyone know about some of my plans for the coming year. To that end, I am including a list of events for the coming year along with their current or rough dates.
We will be holding a semi-public installation of officers on January 8 at 7:00 P.M. There will be light refreshments afterwards. All of the Brothers of Widow’s Son Lodge are invited, along with your families. These installations are among the only events we have involving Ritual where our friends and family are able to see what we do, so it is a great way to show our families some of what we do. If you are planning on coming, please let me know so that we can ensure enough seating for everyone.
We are planning to have an Entered Apprentice Degree on February 2. This would be a great time to meet our newest Brother as he begins his journey in Masonry.
We will be having our Robert Burns Night on March 5. This has traditionally been one of our largest fundraisers. We were not able to hold it last year, beyond a small gathering at one of our Brother’s houses. If you are interested in selling tickets, let me know and I will provide some for you. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please let either myself or Brother Lenny Bucher know so we can get you your tickets.
We are currently planning on having our Fellowcraft Degree, our Inspection, and a brownie bake off on April 20. For anyone interested in participating in the bake off, all I ask is that the brownies be properly labeled. Some of our brothers may have allergies, dietary restrictions, or wish to not partake in certain brownies. We are all Brothers and should be able to have fun responsibly and safely.
We will be having our Thimble Island Cruise on the weekend of May 13. This is a great fellowship event and is open to Masons, family, and friends.
We are also working on planning a joint table lodge with Cosmopolitan Lodge in New Haven. They are another lodge that meets on the first and third Wednesday, so we rarely have time to visit each others’ meetings. It is still being worked on, but the tentative plan is to get all four of the Wednesday lodges involved.
The other meeting in May will be a Service Pin Night. It has been several years since we’ve had an opportunity to celebrate our years of service to the Craft, and this will provide a good opportunity to acknowledge our Brothers’ years of service.
Over the summer, we would like to have a family picnic. We will also be pairing with Annawon Lodge for a joint Ladies of the Table Lodge with proceeds going to charity. Both events are a lot of fun and are great opportunities for fellowship. More details will be forthcoming as planning progresses.
We will be having a Master Mason Degree at some point in the fall.
We will be having our annual Toys for Tots toy drive on December 7 before our annual meeting. This is a great charity and primarily benefits the local area.
We will be closing out the year on December 21 with a holiday table lodge, with a main course and potluck sides and desserts.
Another focus of this year will be doing cleaning and basic maintenance for the Lodge Building. There are a number of simple jobs we can do to make it more presentable, and it would be best to take care of as many of them as we can while we prepare for our 200th anniversary.
Once again, I wish you all and your families a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday. I look forward to seeing you in lodge this year.
Worshipful Master Elect
Widow’s Son Lodge #66