On March 19, 1896 the Masonic Temple on Dorrance Street was completely destroyed by fire. The various bodies of Freemasonry in Providence with the exception of Adelphoi were without a home and Brother Henry A. Kirby as Master of Adelphoi extended the hospitality of Adelphoi Lodge rooms to all homeless Masonic bodies until such time as temporary quarters could be made available elsewhere.
I would like to thank everyone that came to the June meeting. We had some ideas bouncing around on how to get the members that haven't been attending back to the lodge. I know the past year has been tough with COVID restrictions and many of the brothers being concerned about being out in public. There’s good news though. The lodge is back to regular business, if you are vaccinated you do not need a mask and the sidelines are no longer restricted to just a handful of members. This being said, we would love to have everyone attend our EA degree on July 20th. Lodge starts at 6:00 pm and we will be holding a dinner in the lodge. We have A/C so there’s no need to worry about the heat. I would love to see a great turnout and give our candidates an amazing experience. The officers have been working tirelessly every week with rehearsals. So come out and show your support, come see all their hard work put into action.
We will be at recess or dark until September. If you get that itch to see your brothers sooner I have a fun activity to tell you. Grand Lodge is holding a picnic on August 8th from Noon to 5 pm. There will be food and a good time. Just in case that hasn't interested you yet, I've heard there will be an adult bounce house. How cool is that? I would like to see you guys out there enjoying the picnic, and especially the bounce house, I know I will.
That's all for me this time. But before I go I would like you all to think about this question. "What made you want to become a Mason?" We'll talk about this during the September meeting so think about it over the next month. Take care Gentlemen and stay safe.
James M McCarthy Jr.
Adelphoi Lodge #33
18 Turner Ave
Riverside, RI 02915
Meeting the First Tuesday of the Month
Annual Communication the First Tuesday in January