2019

Greetings from the East, June 2019

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Serv-ice “The action of helping or doing work for someone.” “Millions are involved in voluntary service” synonyms: act of assistance, good turn, favor, kindness, helping hand; assistance, help, aid, offices, ministrations “he has done us a great service” The definition of service can take many turns and have many meanings. I was honored this past […]

2019

2020 Officer Installation Gala!

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Brethren, Family, Friends, and all Honored Guests. You have been invited to celebrate the newly installed 2020 Lodge Officers on Saturday, December 28, 2019, from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune City, NJ. This New Years Eve themed event will make history yet again.The event will include dinner, […]

2019

Memorial Day Parade & BBQ

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Please join us as we march in the Freehold Borough Memorial Day Parade. This is open to all Masons and their families (district- and state-wide). Attire for Brothers is a polo (Masonic preferred) and dark (non-faded) jeans. Assuming we meet the required number of Brothers in attendance, aprons will be worn. OB16 Officers will wear […]

2019

Greetings from the East, May 2019

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Brethren, First and foremost, on behalf of Olive Branch Lodge no 16, I wish to congratulate RW Gary J. Olsen on his election to Junior Grand Warden of the Most Ancient and Honorable Society of Free and Accepted Masons for the State of New Jersey. Olive Branch Lodge will always be a home for you […]

2019

Greetings from the East, April, 2019

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Brothers, April… Wow! Has it gone fast for you? It has for me; perhaps a bit too quickly. I have thoroughly enjoyed being with you all so far and, well, I want to slow it down. There’s so much more we need to do together! At the closing of each regular communication, during my final […]

2019

Greetings from the East!

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Brethren, Well, we made it through our first month and what a month it was! We’re just beginning our journey this year and I am looking forward to what we can all accomplish together. In learning my ritual this month, I kept running into the phrase ‘worthy men’ and it has stuck in my mind. […]

2019

Greetings from the East!

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Brethren, It is my honor to serve you from the East this year! I am very fortunate to have such dedicated and strong men and Masons to accompany me on this journey through 2019. Many look on the New Year as a chance to improve ourselves, our situations or a new opportunity for change. Although […]