I hope the holiday season is going well for everyone. It is an exciting time of the year, focusing on charity and family gatherings.
Even during this joyous time, sad events do happen. It was devastating to learn of the passing of R.W. Deane Price, a great Mason and true friend.
At December’s meeting we hosted the Salvation Army, a great organization which does amazing work for the community. The Brothers of Phoenix Lodge provided them with many presents and donations to take back to the children and families in need.
It was an honor to present a 35-year pin to Bro. Burr Cornwell and a 60-year pin to Bro. William Morse. Thank you again Brother Burr for the many hours of labor you put in to make our functions run smoothly.
We read another application for degrees. With a positive ballot in January, Phoenix will have four candidates starting their Masonic journey in February.
Friday, December 6th the Lodge Brothers participated in the annual Hanover Four Corners Winter Festival. We served clam chowder to the attendees, opened the lodge for tours, and collected donations for our Angel Fund.
The Phoenix Public Breakfast on Sunday, December 7th was very successful. We were very lucky to have Santa, Wor. George Szabo, assisted by our Phoenix Elf, Bro. Arthur McIntyre.
Our next regular communication is January 2nd, we will be conferring the Third Degree on Brothers Jeffery Alden MacDonald and Trevor Eskew Voelker. We are expecting several visitors arriving from Ohio in support of Brother Trevor.
Lodge of Instruction this month is January 23rd at Konohassett Lodge. “The Hingham Shipyard At War” presented by Bro. Ernest Studley. Officers and members are encouraged to support Phoenix and win back the Officers Gavel and bring home another attendance award.
As always, if you know of any Brothers that need assistance getting to Lodge events, please contact the Secretary or myself. Thank you.
Worshipful Bruce MacGregor
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.