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    • Come out to Olive Branch Lodge on Tuesday, January 9th! January 4, 2018

      Have you ever wondered if there are any ties between the Knights Templar and Freemasonry? Please come and see what Brother Jeff Levine has found on the subject!

      Immediately to follow: an impressive presentation on Saint Bernard de Clairvaux, the patron saint of the Knights Templar presented by Brother Kevin Cotter.

      See you at Olive Branch Lodge #16 on Tuesday, January 9th!
      Dinner at 6:30pm and the Gavel will sound at promptly at 7:30pm.

    • Come out at support Rainbow Girls Iris Assembly #31! December 21, 2017

      Brothers,

      Please find flyers for the Rainbow Girls Blood Drive (Jan 14th) and Spaghetti Dinner (Feb 10th) at Olive Branch Lodge. If you can attend, please come out to support the IRIS Assembly as they come out to support us.

      S&F

    Master's Messages


    • Greetings from the East! December 26, 2017

      It is truly an honor for me to have been elected as your Worshipful Master for 2018, and I pledge to do my very best to carry on the great tradition of leadership that has been so faithfully maintained by all of the great men who have had this privilege before me. I am humbled to be able to count myself among the esteemed Masters of this Lodge and I am looking forward to an outstanding year!

      I would like to express my gratitude to all of the Brothers who have served so faithfully as Officers during 2017, and who will be serving as Lodge Officers this year. It is wonderful to have such a dedicated group of Brothers, who all have such passion for the craft, and such commitment to helping our Lodge be the best that we can be.

      We have much to do and I look forward to the continued support of not only the brothers who have always been there when needed, but more importantly seeing the newer members get involved and learn what it is that attracts us to this fraternity and the voyage we have embarked upon.

      I will be seeking this year to continue to have Masonic Education be one of our primary areas of concentration, so that we may have many opportunities to learn and reflect upon the lessons that Masonry teaches us in our pursuit of becoming better men.

      In closing, I hope everyone has had a safe and happy holiday season; a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and Happy New Year’s, and I look forward to seeing all of you, and serving all of you in 2018!

      Fraternally,
      John Perri
      Worshipful Brother

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