Honoring Eric Murphy for his Service as Worshipful Master


Please join me in extending a heartfelt thanks to Eric Murphy for his two years of service as Worshipful Master of Union Lodge #45. Eric rose to the occasion and accepted the mantle of W.:M.: straight from Junior Warden and gave his all to the position, regularly stretching his cabletow beyond what many of us would have been capable of.

Brothers and their ladies recently honored Worshipful Brother Murphy for his term of service along with his family, and presented him with his Past Master’s apron. Please enjoy the following pictures of the dinner and presentation!

Celebrating Masonic Milestones

During our stated communication on April 12th, we were lucky enough to be able to honor a series of important Masonic milestones, ranging from 5 to 55 years! Congratulations to all brothers who have reached a milestone, both those who we were lucky enough to celebrate in person and those for whom we celebrate from afar.

A group photo of our honorees55 Years of proud Masonic service! 40 Years! 35 Years!25 Years!5 Years! Our newly raised Master Mason presented with his MM Certificate!

Congratulations to 3 new Master Masons!

Brothers, We had the pleasure of raising three brothers this past Thursday, February 22. Our brother John Beiter was joined by brothers Tom McCullough (Olive Branch Lodge #39) and Joseph Lawrence (Nunda Station Lodge #682) for the degree which was led by Past-Master W.: Corey VanBlarcom!  Everybody did a fantastic job from the meal prior to the degree through to the fellowship afterwards.  We were pleased to have been joined by so many brothers from our district lodges for this special degree!

2018 AASR Symbolic Lodge Awards

Be sure to congratulate Brother Dave VanBlarcom, who was recognized for his tireless service to our lodge as recipient of the 2018 Symbolic Lodge Award!  Dave works assiduously as a Steward to keep our membership well fed, and a well fed lodge is a harmonious lodge.  He is always quick to volunteer for any lodge activity and is frequently the first to arrive and last to leave; this recognition is long overdue.  Congratulations, Dave!

An Evening with the BSA

At our regular communication on February 9th, we were lucky enough to be joined by Boy Scouts from Lima and Mendon!  We shared a festive board and then were witness to a fascinating presentation about the many links between Scouting and Freemasonry by our Brother Ken Samarra!  It was a wonderful evening that will leave lasting memories with both scout and mason.

2017 AASR Symbolic Lodge Awards

Brothers – Please join me in congratulating the recipients of the 2017 Valley of Rochester Symbolic Lodge Awards, awarded on January 7th of this year!  Letchworth District honored the following brothers: Olive Branch #39:     Clayton D. Dimick Mt. Vernon #263:      Craig C. Foster Oakland #379:           Richard R. Robinson Constellation #404:  Craig Woodworth West Star #413:         Glenn Cramer Nunda Station #682: Randall R. Morris Eunice #830:               Andrew R. Vickers Congratulations to all our fellow Letchworth Brothers, and to all who received recognition for their toil in the quarries.