Dear Brethren and Friends,
I am moved by the outpouring of support and well wishes I have received thus far in my short time as Master. The installation was a truly wonderful event that I am certain I will never forget. A special thanks to Bro. Earl Hamilton and Bro. Tim Mitchell and the crew at Canton Dockside for assuring we went upstairs full of great food. All that were involved truly made it an amazing evening.
Millington Lodge has a lot going on in the coming months. You will notice in our dates to remember section our lodge’s open house. Normally this event would be held earlier in the year however since the Grand Lodge allows us to pick the date, I chose a date to coincide with Catonsville’s arts festival. This event brings literally hundreds of people right by our front door. We will also be moving some of our regular events to a different location this year, such as our strawberry night and our “Night out” as well as the annual Christmas party. The new location for these events will be the fellowship hall at Magothy UMC located at 3703 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122. The reason for the move is simply the size of our events. Last year’s Christmas party was a smashing success as I hope this year will be. The only downside was it was a little cramped. This new facility will allow us to comfortably accommodate roughly twice the guest. I hope the change will be met well and you will all be able to attend. I would also like to recognize the Church of the Holy Apostles for all they have done for Millington throughout the years.
This year our Grand Master challenged all of the lodges in Maryland to come up with a lodge plan of action for 2015. I have to say that I personally feel this was a stroke of genius on the part of the Grand Lodge. The important questions are not only addressed, but also the processes required to put them in motion. Millington email a copy to any member if requested at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last, but not least I could not close this message without bringing attention to your 2015 line of officers. I could not possibly be more proud of these men. I expressed to them at the beginning of my term that I wanted Millington Lodge to be as well known for its excellence in degree work as it is for its brotherly love and fellowship. These gentlemen are answering that call in spades. I hope that you will all be able to come out and offer your support to your officers and witness their dedication for yourselves. Hope to see you in Lodge!
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Anthony M. Gonnella, Worshipful Master