From the East

I would like to start off by thanking our Secretary Brother W∴ Arthur Roby DSA
for all that he does for our Lodge. Most recently he has not only enthusiastically
contributed to our beehive association but volunteered to confer the second degree
this past January. Both the lecture and the degree were superb. Brother Arthur’s
love and knowledge to the craft shows no bounds and I have been fortunate, as
have Masters before me and will Masters after me, to have him sitting in the
South East corner of our great Lodge. Thank you again Brother for all that you do.
I would also like to thank R∴W∴ Nathan Lipper and R∴W∴ Steven Rubin for
presenting the Lodge walk-about lecture on February 28th. It was informative and
fun, it was also attended by five brothers from Hancock/Dirigo/Adelphi Lodge
#23 with R∴W∴ Scott Nagel & R∴W∴ Marc Goldman in attendance.
On March 28th our S∴W∴ Vincent Satriano will confer the third degree. If you
have not been to Lodge for a while come out for this degree my Brothers. As
we all know it is a special night for those Brothers being raised to the sublime
degree of master mason, come out and show these Brothers the friendship and
brotherly love that is Goldenrule Clermont McKinley.
On April 28th we are organizing an ole English festive board to coincide with
the 300th anniversary of the formation of the United Grand Lodge of England.
We will recreate some of the dinner options from that time period and have a
short historical lecture on the formation of U.G.L.E and our own Grand Lodge
of New York.
On May 23rd is our Community Chest Dinner. This year to commemorate our
25th anniversary we will hold this event at Fino’s Queen of Hearts boat docked
at pier 36. This evening we will also recognize W∴ Mark Klein as Man of the
Year and Brother Harold Selden will be presented with the Dedicated Service
Award. I congratulate and thank the both of you for all that you contribute to
our Lodge. This will be a great evening that I’m sure you wouldn’t want to miss.
In closing I would like to wish you and your families a Happy Easter and Happy
Passover, Chag Kasher V’same’ach.
I look forward to seeing you in Lodge.

Sincerely and Fraternally W… Bill Peist Jr.

Worshipful Master Goldenrule Clermont McKinley Lodge # 486