Lafayette Lodge No.47

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Meeting Call – January 2014

Posted by Brian Cayer on December 31, 2013

Lafayette Lodge #47 F&AM
Stated Meeting Call
For Masons Only
that will be held on:
Wednesday January 8, 2014
For the transaction of such business as will come before the lodge;
Applications:-2 To be read
Affiliation:-1 To ballot
Open Lodge: 6:30 pm
Candidate Proficiencies
Dinner: 7:00 pm
Program: 4 Course Festive Board
Close Lodge: 9:00 pm followed by 2 memorials
for our recently passed brothers in the
Sterns room .
W∴Brian Cayer, Worshipful Master
W∴ Mark Eddleston, PM, Secretary


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Master’s Message – January 2014

Posted by Brian Cayer on December 29, 2013


I hope everyone had a great holiday season. It’s amazing how fast time flies by. I want to thank Dan and Denise Mastrovito for assisting me with the December dinner. We served about 80 for dinner and thankfully we decided to get some extra food, along with the servers managing the portions, we had just enough since the crowd was much larger than we expected. We hosted an Eagle Scout Candidate, Ryan Collard, for Toys for Tots and collected 50 toys for the children and his project.

If you missed the December meeting, we carried on the tradition started in 2002 by W. Norman Aquilante with the Cumberland High School Clef singers who put on an excellent Christmas show. We had almost 50% of Lafayette membership in attendance. It is truly wonderful to see so many coming out. We also got to test our evacuation procedures for our fire alarm, not once but twice, but having those fireplaces running (without the smoke) makes the Lodge very warm and welcoming. We gave Franklin Farms $650 raised from the October pancake breakfast. The BIG RAFFLE winner for $3,000 in prizes was drawn and it went to Manual Lewis. After winning R.W. Lewis demonstrated a huge amount of charity and brotherly love by only keeping $500 cash, and giving the remainder of the prize back to the Lodge.

Lafayette hosted the Northern District’s Deputy Grand Master’s Organizational meeting on December 16th. The Junior Wardens from all 5 Northern District Lodges are working on plans for our District Charity event; more to come once the details are known.

Our January meeting on the 8th will be a Festive board with a French Canadian themed meal. The dinner is for Masons only. Reservations are a must as there is limited seating. We will be hearing the proficiency of our newest Master Mason. We have 2 applications to be read and an affiliation to vote on. Looking ahead the February 5th program will be a High Society Tea which the ladies should enjoy.

Blessings for a Happy New Year to all!

W. Brian R. Cayer

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Big Raffle Winner

Posted by Brian Cayer on December 6, 2013

Lafayette Lodge held its drawing for the Big Raffle on December 4th.

The Grand Prize was winner take all:

  • $1,000 Home Heating
  • $1,000 Gas Card
  • $500 Food Card
  • $500 Cash

Our winner was Manny Lewis –  After winning Brother Lewis demonstrated a huge amount of charity and brotherly love by only keeping $500 cash, and giving the remainder of the prize back to the lodge.


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