A memorable meeting was enjoyed by 37 Brothers as we emerged from darkness on September 7th. It was truly in the tradition of Phoenix that so many Brothers were there for the first meeting of the new year of Masonry.
Equally memorable was the meal prepared by our dedicated kitchen crew, namely Bro. Dave Tinley, Bro. Sean Guilfoyle and Bro. Tom Malames. I don’t recall a sub-par meal at Phoenix nor do I anticipate one. Thank you as well to our dinner sponsor, Bro. Manny Vaz.
The Lodge had the honor of presenting a 35-year anniversary pin to Wor. David Dickson. The presentation of these pins has always been an honor and highlight for me as Presiding Master. Congratulations Wor. Dave!
The business meeting saw a unanimous vote to have 2 candidates begin their Masonic journey with us, starting October 5th. We will also be voting on a third candidate that evening, and if elected, he will take the Entered Apprentice Degree at Daniel Webster Lodge in Marshfield on Monday, October 9, and he’ll then join the first 2 men in November. Please come to Lodge to support both the Candidates and Officers as we attempt to swell the ranks.
Upcoming events include LOI at Daniel Webster Lodge on September 28th, Installation of Officers at Phoenix on Saturday, October 7 at 2:00 PM, and our next blood drive to be held on Saturday, October 21st.
We will not hold breakfast in October, it being the Columbus Day holiday weekend. By the way, a big thank you to all who assisted during September’s breakfast.
Please consider sponsoring one of our monthly meeting dinners. We’re currently booked through January 2018, but we’re looking for sponsors for February through June. The cost is $120.00, we’ll acknowledge your contribution in the notice, and even give you a say in the menu if you’d like. Please contact Bro. Sean Guilfoyle or Bro. Dave Tinley if interested.
Dues invoices for 2018 were also mailed recently. Please remember to take care of your financial obligation to Phoenix Lodge by sending in your payment as soon as possible. The Lodge depends on its members for the funds to keep it operating, and your timely payment is greatly appreciated. If for any reason you are having difficulty paying your dues please contact either myself or our Secretary, Bro. Dave Tinley and we can confidentially work out a solution for you. Thank you.
Wor. John J. McIntyre III
Temperance Fortitude Prudence Justice
BEHAVIOUR after the LODGE is over and the BRETHREN not GONE
You may enjoy yourself with innocent Mirth, treating one another according to Ability, but avoiding all Excess, or forcing any Brother to eat or drink beyond his Inclination, or hindering him from going when his Occasions call him, or doing or saying anything offensive, or that may forbid an easy and free Conversation, for that would blast our Harmony, and defeat our laudable Purposes. Therefore no private Piques or Quarrels must be brought within the Door of the Lodge, far less any Quarrels about Religion, or Nations, or State Policy, we being only, as Masons, of the Universal Religion above mention'd, we are also of all Nations, Tongues, Kindreds, and Languages, and are resolv’d against all Politics, as what never yet conduct'd to the Welfare of the Lodge, nor ever will.