A New Year’s Day message from the W. Master W. Bro. Luis Fredric Presbitero
January 1, 2018
Happy New Year!
Today we observe the end of one year and mark the beginning of another.
It is natural at this time we reflect on our past accomplishments and to look ahead to our future.
Thinking about where I was in January 2017, newly installed as your Worshipful Master, I was excited for the opportunities that would present themselves to us, wary of the challenges we would face, and optimistic about our future.
Looking back on last year, I am so proud of what we have accomplished together. Our candidates have received excellent degrees from our degree team led by our Director of Ceremonies W. Bro. George Megaw and Bro. Paul Francey. The wonderful support and assistance from our Lodge Brethren in making charity fundraising social events so successful, enabling us to strongly support the Belfast Masonic Charity Fund, Autism N. Ireland, Diabetes N.I. and our Lodge widows. Our Lodge Almoner W. Bro. David Beggs also deserves a special mention for his care and attention in looking after and visiting Lodge widows and Brethren or members of their family who were unwell.
These are the things that humble me as a Freemason and make me proud to call you my Brother.
As thrilled as I am of what took place in 2017, I am looking forward to what is in store for 2018, with our new W. Master W. Bro. Romeo Godines:
27th January, 4:30 pm Installation Communication with the Deputy Grand Master R. W. Bro. Rodney McCurley attending.
24th February, 6:30 pm Stated Communication
24th March, 6:30 pm Stated Communication
31st March, Charity Clay Pidgeon shoot
28th April, 6:30 pm Stated Communication
26th May, 2:30 pm Stated communication to be held in the Grand Lodge Room, Molesworth Street, Dublin
23rd June, Filipino Fiesta (food & music)
22nd September, 6:30 pm Stated Communication
20th October, Dinner and Dance Charity fundraiser, in the Park Avenue Hotel, Belfast
27th October, 6:30 pm Stated Communication
24th November, 6:30 pm Stated Communication
8th December, 3:00 pm Stated Communication followed by a Christmas family Festive Board
We always welcome non-Masons to share our Festive Boards as a way to introduce them to Freemasonry and get to make lifelong friends.
Please support our Lodge by attending as many meetings as possible, and bring a potential candidate in for a visit.
Brethren, I hope that you and your family had a Happy Christmas season and I wish you a joyous New Year.
May the blessings of the Great Architect of the Universe rest upon you, and our fraternity.
Sincerely & fraternally,
W. Bro. Fred Presbitero