A Letter From the Master of Orient Lodge:
I think it goes without saying that Saturday's open house / donation day was an absolute success. I've attended every open house for the last six or so years and can not remember a more lively, entertaining and fun open house than this one. About halfway through the morning I stopped what I was doing and looked around to take an overview. We had friends in the hallway laughing and joking, visitors inspecting the time capsule contents, guys playing pool in the pool room and people coming through the door with bags of donations. This truly was a great collaboration of the district lodges and the community.
Now, this success could not have been possible without the time vested by several individuals working as a team. Eric Shute, Mark Bush, Gary Cullaz in addition to other Orient Lodge members were instrumental in getting the building ready and preparing the space for visitors. In addition, Scott Davis, Chris Rogers and the Time Capsule committee donated hours of their own time to preserve the contents of the capsule, identify each piece and make them available to view. Inviting Norwood Public Access and keeping them abreast of what was happening was invaluable with regard to public outreach. NPA was there and filmed the entire process of opening the smaller capsule and interviewing members. In addition, the committee has scheduled upcoming dates to display the items at other locations like Norwood Public Library in January for the public to see (stay tuned for that event).
Also, the hard work of Wor. Rich Ryder who went through painstaking efforts to get the word out about donation day which included having the banner stretched over Washington St.
The momentum was carried to the following Saturday where Grand Lodge dedicated the Joseph Warren statue at his grave site at Forest Hills Cemetery. This was another great day in not only Mass Masonry but in the 6th district.
Again thank you for everybody who attended the open house and I look forward to seeing you at our next regular scheduled communication on November 14th.
Wor. Robert J. Disario
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