From The East !


Greetings Brethren,


Fall is almost upon us, and we now see the upcoming joyous season of harvest and gathering with our families and we give thanks to our Architect of the Universe for our manifold blessings and comforts which surround us, while remembering that charity is the greatest attribute of all, and we should al-ways remember a worthy Brother.

The Installation of Officers was a fantastic event attended by more than 110 Brethren, visitors and dignitaries. The Installing Officers, RW Raymond Dembkoski, and RW Donald Tabbut did a tre-mendous job of explaining and imparting their various Obligations and Charges to the Elected and Appointed Officers. They are the pillars of our Lodge, and the cement of our institution. Thank you both.

Dinner was catered by Jean’s Caterers, and was wonderful. The flowers were made in Chelsea by our local florist Frank and Val Kowalski, and I would like to thank them both for assisting in making a successful night.

I thank the Officers and Brethren of Star of Bethlehem Lodge for making my first meeting as Master of the Lodge a successful one.

I would like to thank the Brethren Officers for their work in the Lodge while performing the First Degree for Bro Anthony P. Nuzzo, Jr. this past Wednesday. Then, as per the Special Communication for Friday September 17, we gathered again to confer the First Degree on Brothers Peter deMont, Sean Toomey, and Craig Foland. Once again, the Officers performed an outstanding job in the de-gree work. Welcome Brethren, and I trust your journey will be a wonderful experience.

There are many changes afoot, and one of the major ones is the upgrade to our website. Please visit it often, as we will be posting many items. Look for the Installation pictures under the Photo’s section.

Included in this communication is a “Calendar of Events” which I hope you will refer to frequently as we progress during this Masonic Year. Please note that this month we will be receiving the District Deputy Grand Master RW Richard Maggio and his
distinguished suite of Master Masons on his Offi-cial Visit to our Lodge. I encourage your participation and support of the Lodge,
and we will make this meeting as interesting as we possibly can.

See you all on Lodge night !



Worshipful Sergio M. Jaramillo