ICYMI - Just a few scenes from our September Communication and Installation of Officers. Congratulations to Wor. Brother Turnier and all of our Officers.
Newly installed officers of The Consolidated Lodge.
Then Master-Elect Br. Bradford Turnier reciting his Obligation.
Wor. M. Bradbury Marston receiving his portrait presented by Wor. Bradford Turnier on behalf of the lodge officers.
RW. DDGM. Peter J Lawson(center) with Wor. M. Bradbury Marston(right) and Wor. Bradford Turnier(left)
What a fantastic end of our Masonic year. We raised two new Master Masons, Matthew James Lemming and Robert Saraceno. We had seven Past Masters in Lodge and RW Mark Lichtenstein did a wonderful job with the Second Section long-form and Wor. Colin Turner presented the Emblems beautifully (with a little help from Bro. Farshid Varasteh, Bro. Yuri Costa, and Bro. Philip Lund.
Eight Past Masters with RW Peter J. Lawson
Bro. Matthew J. Lemming, RW Peter J. Lawson, Wor. M. Brad Marston, Robert Saraceno, Jr.
Senior Seacon Brother Evan Fisher is presented the Master Builder Award by RW Brother Lawson.
Your new Master-Elect, Bradford E. Turnier, RW Brother Lawson, Wor. M. Brad Marston
Junior Past Master, Wor. Joe Susmeyer presents Wor. Brad Marston his Past Master Jewel.
May saw the return of our Table Lodge after two years of COVID restrictions. The Lodge welcomed the District Deputy Grand Master, RW Peter J. Lawson and a Suite of Distinguished Masons. Brethren from Redwood City Lodge #35 in Rhode Island were well represented including MW Gary Kaufman and MW Richard Sokoll. We presented a number of Brothers their Masonic Anniversary pins including Brother Samuel Fischer and RW Gary Miller who received their 50-Year Veterans Medals.
Brother Samuel Fischer, Wor. M. Brad Marston, RW Peter J. Lawson, RW Gary C. Miller
The Column in the South
The Column in the North
We had a few empty seats. Hopefully, we'll see you next year.
Your Lodge continues to come back to life as we kick off the rust of COVID and continue raising new candidates. RW Donald Stevens was our latest speaker for our Masonic Education Lecture Series, giving his talk "The Masonic Freedom Trail Tour."
We had a number of Brothers back in Lodge for the first time this Masonic year and hosted seven prospective candidates at dinner.
Wor. Brother Marston presented Volumes of Sacred Law to (L to R), I.S. Jacques Dady Jean, S.S. Philip Clive Lund and J.D. Farshid Varasteh.
Brother Wilfredo Jerez. Wor. Brother Marston, Wifredo's guest Ruben (Sorry, I didn't get the last name) and Bro. Fabian Lira of Lodge of the Royal Secret after our Communication.
We had another wonderful evening at Lodge this month. We passed Brother Jason Cummins to the Degree of Fellow Craft. Senior Deacon, Evan Fisher did another masterful job with the Middle Chamber Lecture.
Worshipful Brother Marston presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Brother Herbert Pence for his many years of work on the Philanthropic Committee.
We made a Philanthropic donation to Mattapan Tech Executive Director, Karrie Ann Jean, wife of our very own Inside Sentinel, Jacques Jean.
We always read the names of all our Brothers celebrating Masonic Anniversaries. Worshipful Brother Stoller was in Lodge, so we used the occasion to celebrate with a cake for dessert.
We finished off the evening with a casual, pizza dinner and a presentation by R.W. Eliott Chikofsky.
If you would like to join us in December when we will be conferring the Master Mason's Degree on Jason Cummins, please RSVP HERE.
If you need a ride, please contact Wor. Brother Marston.
We had a wonderful Official Visit on Tuesday, October 5th from the District Deputy Grand Master, RW Peter J. Lawson. His suite of Distinguished Masons included Senior Grand Warden, RW George Hamilton and Junior Grand Warden, Christopher St. Cyr.
Wor. Brad Marston presents the Lodge's Philanthropic Donation to Tracey Munroe, Executive Director of the Victim Rights Law Center.
District Deputy Grand Master, RW Brother Lawson and Grand Lodge Historian, RW Brother Hunt return the original Germania Lodge Charter to Bro. Marston, presiding Master of The Consolidated Lodge.
RW Brother Lawson presents Wor. Brad Marston with his Past Master's Certificate as Chaplain, Bro. Phil DeSanto looked on.
A large and distinguished suite of Masons joined RW Brother Lawson for his Official Visit including SGW RW George Hamilton and JGW RW Christopher St. Cyr.
Grand Historian, RW Walter Hunt gives his presentation "15 Grand Masters in 15 Minutes" as part of our Masonic Education Lecture Series run by our Senior Deacon, Bro. Evan Fisher. (And Walter did in 14 minutes!)
Over 40 Brothers joined us for dinner catered by Maggianos in the Grand Master's Banquet Hall.
What a great night. Worshipful Susmeyer called for a Step Up Night. Senior Warden Brother Brad Marston opened the lodge on the 2nd Degree in Due Form with the assistance of Brother Bradford Turnier sitting as Senior Warden.
Worshipful Susmeyer looks on as the Directors of our Philanthropic Donation recipient, CASA answer questions from the brethren present.
50 Brethren and Guests present for our dinner and guest speaker, David S. Brody giving his talk "Explorers in America Before Christopher Columbus."
Hope to see you next month.
Our January Communication was a productive evening. We made Philanthropic Donations to Beacon Academy and The Home for Little Wanderers, passed three brothers to Fellow Craft and read three prospective candidates in lodge. RW Brother Weiner sat Junior Warden as JW Brother Turnier sat Senior Deacon and delivered a moving Middle Chamber Lecture. The evening concluded with a great meal catered from P.F. Changs.
Wor. Brother Susmeyer greets Stephen Fulmer of The Home for Little Wanderers.
Despite the snow and cold, we held our Regular Communication with a full line of officers and some very welcome members on the sidelines.
Worshipful Daniel Weiner (56th Masonic Anniversary) and Bro. Michael Segal (58th Masonic Anniversary).
RW Brother Ernest Pearlstein, Brother Micheal Segal with our newest Entered Apprentices, Bro. Yuri Costa and Bro. Peterly Aurelius.
Worshipful Joesph Susmeyer after presenting the lodge's philanthropic donation to Jacques Jean of Mattapan Tech (left) as Bro. George Maceus of Norfolk United Lodge looks on.
Jacques Jean of Mattapan Tech explains to the brethren present the work his organization does tech IT and coding skills to at-risk youth in Boston.