Our September meeting brought an opening to our new Masonic year and it was wonderful to see so many of our Brothers in attendance. The guest speaker, John McNiff, came dressed in character as Roger Williams and spoke for about 45 minutes about the life and times of our state’s founder. As per usual with Mr. McNiff, the 45 minutes breezed by! I learned a few new things about the founding of Rhode Island and I hope everyone found the talk interesting. The month of October brings a lot of activity in the quarries of masonry. On the 11th, your officers will be rehearsing the EA degree under the watchful eye of Worshipful Brothers Tony Marcello and Arthur Bajakian. The District Deputy Grand Master will be making his official visitation to Rising Sun Lodge on October 16th. If you’re free that night, please consider meeting us around 7:00 at the Grand Lodge building for that visitation. October 16th will be our stated meeting where the EA degree is slated to be exemplified. It would make a great impression on the candidates to see full sidelines welcoming them into our gentle craft.
The Grand Lodge Youth Committee is hosting a Halloween party on October 28th at Charity Lodge in Kenyon. The Committee is comprised of all St Johns 1P Brothers and the events are always great family fun. The party begins at 4:00PM with pressing our own fresh cider. After dark there will be games, food, and fire pits. If you would like to come down and bring the family, we would love to see you!
I look forward to seeing you all on the level!
Edward D. Bertrand