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Brethren,                                                                                                       

You and your Masonic friends are cordially invited to attend the 516thStated Communication of Queensboro Lodge No. 892 F. & A.M., at Anchor Astoria Masonic Temple, 18-14 College Point Blvd., College Point, NY 11356.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 1st, 2017 AT 7:30 P.M.  SHARP

 

for the transaction of such business as may regularly and constitutionally come before the Lodge.  This evening, we will confer the Degree of Fellowcraft on Worthy Entered Apprentices.

Officers’ Dress: Formal                                                                    

 

JUNE 15th BUSINESS MEETING CANCELED

 

            Our meeting on Thursday, June 15th will be the Lodge's Annual Barbecue and Bring a Friend Night Program. By Order of the Worshipful Master and in accordance with our bylaws, the Lodge Business Meeting scheduled for June 15 is canceled. Dress is casual. Come on out and help us celebrate the past Masonic Year. Bring along your friends and potential new members. Starting time is 7:30 pm.

 

Attest:                                                                             By Order of:

R\W\Richard T. Schulz, Secretary                            W\ Greg Artinger, Master

Brother Mitchell Gold, Junior Warden                          Brother Jack Gold, Senior Warden  

 

IN MEMORIAM

            Harold Hoffman                          Raised: March 27, 1947             Richmond Hill #892

            Holmdel, NJ                                Passed to the Celestial Home: March 6, 2017

 

            Victor Kretzer                             Raised: April 20, 1959               Cathedral #1031

            Hendersonville, NC                    Passed to the Celestial Home: May 8, 2017

 

SICKNESS AND DISTRESS

W Charlie Schueler, Jr. underwent some medical testing recently, the results of which are that he is cancer-free.

The Lodge wishes a speedy recovery to our brethren & friends, and a speedy relief to those in distress.

 

GLAD TIDINGS

Our late Br Victor Kretzer and his wife Trudy welcomed their second great granddaughter Melody Avelline Hill, born on March 13. Proud parents are Capt. Jason Hill and his wife Alex.

Br Jack Gold turned 47 years old on May 10. Br Mitch Gold turned 48 on May 18. RW Stew McCloud turns 59 years old on May 24. RW Al Klipfel turned 91 on May 22. Br Jack Gold's daughter Morgan recently turned 1 on May 9th and slept thru the night for the first time. RW Stew McCloud's granddaughter Gabriella Johnson turned 3 years old on March 26, and granddaughter Bailey turned 5 years old on May 3. Br Anthony Velez' daughter Sophia turned 3 years old on April 13. W John Licato's granddaughter Calista turned 14 on April 23.           

Br Mark Nieves’ twin daughters, Victoria and Veronica turned 8 years old on May 9. W Greg Artinger’s daughter, Rianna, turned 19 years old on May 17. Happy Birthday to Peggy Licato and Grayce Schulz, both on June 18, and to Maureen Suarez on June 12. EA Br John Licato turns 28 on June 22. W John Licato is 4 years’ cancer-free as of May 2.

RW Noel Grebinger and wife Ruth celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary on May 8th. W Phil Bianco and his wife Ann are celebrating 47 years of marriage on June 13. RW Rich and Grayce Schulz celebrate 41 years of marriage on June 19.

 

FROM THE EAST

A Way of Life

            The year has started, and we're off to a great start.  I would like to both congratulate, and thank, the officers for this year.  The presentation went well, and I believe we all had a great time.  I am very humbled, and honored that the lodge has elected me to lead, and I am very excited to make this an interesting year.  I truly hope that everyone is able to enjoy it.

            I was happy to have been able to make it to the last QUEST.  I found it both enlightening, and enjoyable.  I strongly suggest it to all of the newer brothers.  This year they posed an interesting question to us.  We say that “Masonry is a way of life”...but what does that really mean?  As with most of the symbolism in Masonry, I think you could ask 10 people this question, and come up with 10 perfectly acceptable, and equally valid answers.  To me, this means that we make the hard decisions, and the correct choices when no one is watching.  Anyone can make the right choice when people are watching.  Some may do it for the pat on the back, or to improve their reputation or standing in a group.  A Mason does the right thing even when, as it often is, it is the difficult path to take.  He does this because he chooses to be a better man every day, with every decision he makes.  Although no man is perfect, we make our choices with the intent to make ourselves better men, husbands, and fathers.  Although accolades may occasionally come with some, the decisions made when no one is watching are the true test of character, and a sure way to know a true Mason...one who does not take part in our fraternity part time, but who makes Masonry a way of life.

            Although this is my definition, I challenge each of you to look into yourself, and to determine what “Masonry is a way of life” means to you. Thank you my brothers, and I look forward to seeing each of you out at Lodge.

W\Greg Artinger, Master

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

Thu   Jun   1   Queensboro Lodge, Degree of Fellowcraft, College Point.

Fri     Jun   2   Harmony Lodge, Degree of Master Mason, Whitestone.

Wed  Jun 14  District School of Instruction, Advance Temple.

Thu   Jun  15 Queensboro Lodge, BBQ/Bring a Friend Night, College Point.

Th-Su Jun 22-25 St. John's weekend, Utica NY.

 

TRESTLEBOARD

Applying for Affiliation and Awaiting Clearance:

   Br Serge L. Stuppard

   Br Philippe Mortel

   Br Widmarc Duvalsaint

   W Josue M. Ledres

 

Awaiting Degree of Fellowcraft:

Br Christopher Espino

Br Michael A. Mojica

Br Alfredo Santos

 

 

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