Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thank You! 200 Years of Freemasonry at the City of Light Table Lodge

The Brothers of Harmonie Lodge in all their Glory

My Brothers, Thank you for your support of the City of Light Table Lodge. It has been a dream of mine to run an event like this and without the support of our Lodge this would never have happened as it did. For those that don't know, running events for the Districts can be a difficult thing. Who collects the money? Who pays the starting costs? etc. Well Harmonie and The Ronald J. Keel Fellowcraft Club stepped up to get the ball rolling for what I hope to be a new Districts' tradition. This Table Lodge celebrated 200 years of our shared history on Saint John's Day! What can be better then that? We gathered over 50 Brothers and shared with them a tradition that we have done for years now. Table Lodges bring Brothers together in more ways then one.

Really I just want to thank Wor. Keim for letting me get away with running this event through the Fellowcraft Club and Bro. Monheim our President in trusting that everything would be ok. You are all the best and I am so happy to be part of this Lodge.  Thank you for coming out and support this event. Our Lodge had some of the strongest attendance and it shows.

Very Wor. Daniel J. Di Natale

The Ronald J. Keel Fellowcraft Club Season is Upon Us!

The Events - Exciting Stuff - 

You can slap a sticker on anything. $5 gets you one of each. 
Just a friendly reminder that the Ronald J. Keel Fellowcraft Club has been harassing the Erie Masonic Districts for 10 years! I know it feels like just yesterday that this whole thing started. We are the only pan Lodge Fellowcraft Club in the Erie Districts. Membership is open to all and any Masons part of a Regular Lodge of Free and Accepted Mason Chartered by the Grand Lodge of the State of New York.

We have fun and fellowship away from the serious nature of Craft Masonry. We are also the chartable wing of the Lodge having given tens of thousands in charity over the years. Come out to our casual events many of which are open to the ladies. Also we have the new 10 year Anniversary fez and stickers are here.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Brothers and Ladies Brunch - November 15th

Always looking for ways to build the the Lodge stronger the Brothers of the Ronald J. Keel Fellowcraft Club organized what the Lodge hopes to be first of an annual event of hosting a brunch. It is just a fact of life that the members of our Craft are on average older -the average age in Masonry is around 75 years young. For many it is hard to get to Lodge and events like this allow us to share the Lodge with our Brothers that can no longer easily travel and the ladies that really make this all possible.

We welcomed 20 Brothers and their ladies, along with many of our elder members that we have not seen in Lodge for a long time. It was wonderful to see so many faces of so many dedicated Masons and their ladies and over so many years of service. Bro. Korta and Bro. Monheim, thank you for making this event happen. The Lodge needs activities like this. Thank you!

2nd Degree of Masonry - November 12

The Brothers of Hrmonie Lodge after their 2nd Degree - From Left to Right Back- Wor. Keim - Master - Bro. Russell - Bro. Duquin - Bro. Zaleski - Bro. Screven - Bro. Kaminski - J.W - Botton Left to Right - Bro. Ceriani - Wor. Clark II - S.W. 

A wonderful Degree! Bro. Kaminski took his first run in the East as the conferring officer and smashed it our of the park. The Lodge is very proud of his commitment and dedication. I know few would believe it now but there was a time when he said he would never be able to do the work. The Lodge is happy he was wrong. We all knew he could do it and do it well!

The Middle Chamber was preformed in its full - thats all italic sections and the restorations from last year's vote at Grand Lodge - By Very Wor. Daniel J. Di Natale. The additions of some floor work suggested by the Ritual Renaissance Program really added some flair to the Degree.

All in all, the Brothers did very well and this was a prime example of the quality of work that is expected from Harmonie Lodge. The Lodge is eagerly awaiting to hear what our FC Master Works will be. Until then we have the fun and fellowship found the the upcoming Fellowcraft Club season.