Masters Message Summer 2022
My Brothers in the Craft,
What an honor it is! I sincerely thank you all again for the confidence and trust you have placed in me to lead our magnificent lodge for the upcoming year. Rest assured our lodge will continue with the traditions and excellence put forth by the wisest of men that came before us and will continue well into the future. Let me take this opportunity to thank our junior past master W∴ Joshua A. Irizarry for an excellent year during his term. Congratulations Worshipful!
I would also like to thank our Grand Master M∴W∴Robert A. Palazzo, his Grand Marshal R∴W∴ Brad Ripley, our R∴W∴ DDGM Gilbert J. Fontes, and his Master of Ceremonies W∴ Jason M. Nystrom for an impeccable installation executed with love and light. Thank you to all Brothers who helped and assisted, Magnificent!
It was an excellent night indeed! We were surrounded by well over 100 people in attendance. Brothers, family, friends, and great food. A blessed time was had by all.
If I may, let me just briefly explain my plans for the upcoming year. Along with the tradition and excellence we put forth in the lodge, my officers and I will be working diligently to make this a memorable year. We will be continuing our contributions to our existing charitable organizations, however, this year my focus will be on animal welfare. We will be in communication with various organizations throughout the state to see how we could get involved and help. Whether it be a financial donation or physical assistance. With that being said, some of our programs this year will be animal-themed, I promise they will be very informative and entertaining. While I’m on the topic of programs, I’m happy to announce that we will be having a couple of speakers that we had last year coming back this year to present again. If anybody should have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to me. As your elected master, I promise and vow to lead and help in any way I can. I am a phone call away.
The lodge has officially been called from labor to refreshment for the next couple of months. I sincerely hope my wardens, officers, the brothers of Saint Johns Lodge No.1P, and all of our brothers everywhere have a happy, healthy, and safe summer. Relax and enjoy! Although we are in refreshment, I and my officers still have some labor to focus on behind the scenes to keep things going forward perfectly. I assure you it will be done with love and relaxation, something we all deserve!
I’d like to remind everybody of our Annual Family Picnic at Buttonwoods park. This wonderful event will take place on Sunday, August 7, 2022. Attached to this trestle board, you will find the reservation form. Please fill it out as soon as you are able to so we can get an accurate headcount for the delicious food that will be prepared for everyone to enjoy at our beautiful park!
I have two things I would like to mention. As we enjoy the summer months with our family and friends, let us please keep in mind those who continue to put their lives on the line every day. Firefighters, Police, EMTs, Paramedics, Doctors, Nurses, Military, and all Medical Personnel. True everyday heroes! Secondly, I ask that everybody PLEASE keep a vigilant eye open for all animals during these hot summer months. Make it your duty to help and/or call the proper authorities if you should see any animal in distress (i.e) left in a car, abusive behavior, etc.
Lastly and CERTAINLY not least, please be sure to give your fur babies hugs and kisses. Tell them you love them, They know it, and they love to hear it!
Grazie Fratelli Miei ... ... ...
W ∴ John B. Paliotta
John B. Paliotta