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!

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!

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.

Congratulations to R.:W.: Mike Grady!

image image Please assist me in congratulating Mike Grady on his well deserved reception of the Livingston Masonic District Meritorious Service Award! He received the award at our communion breakfast on May 15th, and as we are merging into the Letchworth district, he is formally the final ‘Livingston District’ recipient. Congratulations Mike!

Union Lodge takes top honors at the Livingston district chili cook-off!

Congratulations to Brother Dave VanBlarcom for taking first place in our district-wide chili cook-off! For the 2nd year, the Union Lodge entry has taken top honors – image Congratulations to Nunda Station Lodge represented by Randall Morris for taking 2nd place and Livonia Lodge representative Joe Shanks for taking 3rd.