Welcome to the dawning of the Observant era for Seneca River Lodge No. 160! We want to create the atmosphere of an early Lodge, with its emphasis on elegance, education and striving for excellence in all things. I had written an Observant Lodge Manifesto for the CNY Observant Masonry Club and it is included for your information.
So we are in a state of transformation: this upcoming year will see us trying new things – some will work & will continue, while others will fail and need tinkering with. Please be patient. Our secretary will include a Trestleboard with this letter.
There are many changes afoot. We will need to change our meeting start time from 7:30 to 6:30 or perhaps 6:00 PM to accommodate this format. This means that there will need to be bylaws changes (we have already voted upon moving the Lodge meetings from Baldwinsville to Liverpool). An item that also needs discussing is the move from the Grange in Baldwinsville to Liverpool. The Lodge has possession located at the Grange & we need to determine what to bring with us & what needs to be sold/disposed of. Our Trustees (Brothers Waterbury, Vassily & Ellis) should spearhead this and they will need help. Brothers Fuzia & Kobasa have already signed on for the Moving Committee – please consider joining them.
More news will be forthcoming, please let the secretary know if you have an email address. Email will be our primary form of communication going forward. “Snail Mail” will be used when necessary.
We did not make a motion to recess the Lodge at our last communication so I believe that allows us to meet in July & August if we want/need to. Therefore, I would like to hold a Lodge Meeting at 7:30, Tuesday, August 19th.We have petitions for affiliation to vote on and bylaws changes to discuss as well as a few other items. Please plan on attending.
See you soon…
Fraternally, your Worshipful Master,