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!
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.
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!
This past Thursday, we had the pleasure of advancing Brother John Beiter to the Fellowcraft Degree! W.: Dave Hansen led the degree work and along with the rest of the team did a fantastic job. Congratulations to Brother Beiter on his advancement and to the degree team for a job well done!
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!
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.
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.
Please take a look at this great article from the Masonic Times! We couldn’t have had a better event and have the Bicentennial Committee, our Worshipful Master, the Grand Line officers, and all our many guests to thank for it!
Union 45 Bicentennial Story