October Standard Communication
Please plan to join us on Monday, Oct 14, at 6 p.m. for our annual meeting and our Official Visit from R.W. Robert Vartanian.
Square & Compasses Day
The Statewide Open House is Saturday, October 19 from 9 am to 3 pm. A child identification event is also planned coincident to the open house. If you’re available to volunteer please let us know.
Joseph Warren Bus Tour
The Sixth District is planning a bus tour of historically significant sites related to the life of Dr. Warren on Sunday, Oct 20. Cost is $40, and the deadline to register is October 6. Contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 696-1776.
Founding Martyr presentation at Morrill Memorial Library
Orient Lodge will host author Christian DiSpagna for a public talk about his research on Dr. Joseph Warren at the Morrill Memorial LIbrary on Monday, Oct 21, at 6:30 p.m. Attendance is free, please RSVP on the Morrill Memorial Library website. Less than 24 seats remain!
Blue Hills hike - Saturday, October 26, 8:30 am. More details to come.
Lodge of Instruction
The Sixth District Lodge of Instruction will be Monday, Oct 28, at 7 pm in the Westwood Masonic Building. Wor. Bryan Simmons, past master of Ezekiel Bates Lodge, will present on what’s helped the lodge thrive and be successful.
Holiday Shopping & Social at Norwood Masons Hall
Invite your family, friends and significant others to a pre-holiday social at the Norwood Masonic Lodge building on Sunday, November 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Vendors representing Thirty-one Brands, Touchstone Crystal, Rodan + Fields, Sousa Woodworks and more will be on hand. Light appetizers and refreshments will also be available. There is no cost to attend.
Save the Date
American Red Cross blood drive - Saturday, November 23
Children’s Holiday Party - Saturday, December 7
District Holiday Ball - Saturday, December 7
Feast of St. John - Friday, December 27
Seeking Volunteers to Start Local DeMolay Chapter
The Sixth Masonic District is working to open a DeMolay chapter to serve the greater Norwood and Westwood area. They’re currently soliciting volunteers to serve as advisors, requesting a six-month or one-year commitment to help get the chapter off the ground.
Several opportunities are available. A strong line of adult volunteer advisors is the no. 1 critical path toward founding a chapter. If you are able to support this worthy endeavor, or if you are interested in learning more, please let me know or contact the district’s youth service lead, Bro. John Delcore, at 978-696-1776 or email@example.com.
Officers Meeting and Rehearsal
Our next officers meeting will be Monday, Oct 7, at 7 p.m. We will rehearse the third degree opening, the official visit and have our first rehearsal in advance of November’s first degree for our candidates.
Sixth District Official Visits
October 8 - Union
October 14 - Orient
October 16 - Celestial
October 24 - Lafayette-Dover
November 4 - Prospect
November 19 - Rabboni
December 4 - West Roxbury-Dorchester
The District Deputy will be received at 8 p.m.
Catch a Ride and Valet Service
We want all our brothers to take part in as many activities as possible. For brothers who have not recently attended lodge or any of our events, we want to make it easy for you to do so. That’s why we offer the following services, always:
Note that the accessible entrance to the lodge building is always open on meeting nights. These same services are also available for any lodge social event or district activity. Please share your feedback or let us know how we can help you get more involved.
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