March came in like a lion, and stayed that way for much of the month. The lodge was no different. We’ve been staying busy between visitations, extra meetings, school of Instruction, and volunteer work.
Out March Stated Meeting paid tribute to Irish Freemasonry. The Grand Lodge of Ireland is the second oldest Grand Lodge in the world, younger only than the United Grand Lodge of England’s older than the third oldest Grand Lodge, the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. After an appropriate Irish meal, the Worshipful Master gave a presentation on the GL of Ireland.
At our Extra Meeting, we raised one brother to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. The fellowship afterwards at Tony’s Famous Pizza lasted hours into the night!
The end of March, our lodge was represented by 16 members at the Grand Lodge of New Jersey to witness the Entered Apprentice Degree conferred by Garibaldi Lodge No. 542 of the Grand Lodge of New York. What an experience!
Now as we look forward to April, we know our lodge will be busy! We will initiate five new candidates into the fraternity and there is even talk of a possible merger. Exciting times for Tacony Lodge!