Happy New Year!
Wishing all my Brothers a safe and healthy New Year.
I am looking forward to beginning two new candidates on their Masonic journey with my line officers this month. Stephen Ryan Darcy and Adolfo Eugenio Sanchez will be conferred the Entered Apprentice Degree on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Let’s fill the sidelines to support our newest candidates.
Thank you to Bro. Roger A. Leslie Sr. for becoming my new Electrician and to Bro. Nicholas R. Bunker for becoming my new Inside Sentinel. I am still in need of a Tyler so if anyone is interested please contact me directly.
Our December meeting was a great success! We raised money and collected toys for the The Salvation Army, Brockton Corps Community Center. Our guest speaker was Lieutenant Stephen Rivero. We also had a delicious Prime Rib dinner sponsored by Bro. Peter W. Moll. Also a special thanks goes to the kitchen crew who always does an excellent job preparing our meals. Collation after the meeting was sponsored by R.W. Bro. Arnold M. Johnson and Fieldstone Farm Market.
It was also my distinct pleasure to present Bro. Roger A. Leslie Sr. his 60 year pin, R.W. Bro. Arnold M. Johnson his 35 year pin, Bro. Philip V. Tower his 30 year pin and Bro. Roger A. Leslie Jr. (Chip) his 15 year pin.
The Hanover Four Corners Winter Festival was held on Friday night December 2nd. We handed out Bro. Sean Guilfoyle’s famous clam chowder and opened our lodge to the Hanover Community. Thank you to all the Brothers that helped in that event.
Finally, our monthly public breakfast has been attracting around 100 guests each month recently, and is really one of our premier events at Phoenix. There’s great fellowship in the kitchen and a great family atmosphere in the dining room. You just can’t beat it! Please join us on Sunday, January 8th for the next one.
Looking forward to seeing my Brothers in the New Year.
Worshipful Robert V. Terman
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.