From The East


The November Stated Meting will also be the elec-tion of Officers for 2019 and the appointment of the other positions. Please come out to participate. You might be surprised at the depth of your new line.

The exciting news is that we have four new members of the Lodge in process, two of which had their first degrees in October. We have also interviewed three more, and have four more to interview. Exciting times.

The computerized Masonic education system is in operation. Have you used it yet? It is free and you might learn something you did not know before. There will many other exciting changes now and through 2019 to add more fun and fellowship to the Lodge. Please send me your suggestions of what would interest you.

Sincerely and fraternally,
Joe Lucchesi

From The West


Once again, Bro. George Washington’s words ring with more and more truth every Thanksgiving, especially this one: “Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to im-plore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by ac-knowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, espe-cially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:’”

“Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becom-ing a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of govern-ment for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately insti-tuted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

“And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplica-tions to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our Nation-al Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

“Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.”

If you’ll allow me the honor to move Eastward in the Lodge, I will endeavor to make the com-ing year a memorable one. Once again, Worshipful Lucchesi has given me some pretty big shoes to fill, so I hope I can make all of you proud! I consider myself blessed to have been able to work with all of you and want to continue to do so for as long as I am able.

Fraternally yours,
David M Patterson, PM
Senior Warden,
Peninsula Masonic Lodge #168

From The South

What an action-packed October we have had. Lots of ac-tivities with plenty of the three-Fs; food, fun, and fellow-ship. If you have not attended lately, come and join us at the next event and see what you have been missing before the year is over.

Ann, Mike, Lyn, and Bill, whose last names are Juarez, Newton, Myers, and Ken, each have a favorite Thanksgiving dish – turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Sort out the clues and match up everything.
1. Juarez has her favorite dish after the main meal.
2. Mike loves his favorite dish with lots of onion and celery in it.
3. Myers has her favorite dish served in slices (light and dark).
4. Ann hates sweets.
5. Newton is allergic to cranberries.

Shan Zhou