Masonry teaches many lessons, some in the form of ritual, some through the symbols and landmarks of the craft and some from the many documents and artifacts that give insight into the history and meaning of our craft. Yet all of these are just vehicles which enable each of us, through contemplation, introspection, study, fellowship and experience, to become better men and Masons. The high, the low, the rich, the poor, we all come together as members of the craft and we each take from it our own meaning. The regular communications of the lodge and various special programs throughout the year create an opportunity for each Mason to better understand his craft, and in doing so, to better understand himself.
Yet no man is an island, and our Fraternity provides ample opportunity for fellowship and fun. This year will be no exception. The trip to Grand Lodge will provide some brothers with their first opportunity to visit this impressive building. For others, it will be a homecoming. This year we will celebrate our first summer table lodge, to be held at the home of Sir John Johnson, a true return to the origins of this tradition. We will also welcome newly raised brothers with social events of their choice. While the third degree is a culmination I hope that these events will be the beginning of their fellowship with the members of our Lodge.
Brothers, it is an honor to be your Worshipful Master and I hope that the coming year will bring pleasure and profit to each of you. Serving as your 154th Worshipful Master has already proven to be a growing experience for me and I hope that the Trestleboard I have prepared and the dedication of your Officers and fellow Brethren will create many opportunities for fellowship and growth for you in the coming year.
W∴ Eric Tucker
|A man cannot go very far in Freemasonry without discovering that much of it’s past continues to livein it’s present and that we do many things in our Lodges precisely because Masons have been doing them for generations.
To learn something about Masonic history, therefore, is to learn something about Masonry as it now exists. Every Mason
and every Lodge should recall periodically the history of the craft, review the landmarks and traditions of the fraternity,
and be reminded of individual achievements. We are now in the 237th year since the founding of St. George’s Lodge and
the establishment of Freemasonry in Schenectady, New York.
|“A people indifferent to the landmarks of it’s past will not long retain it’s capacity to achieve anhonored future”-JUSTICE SAMUEL NULL|
St. George’s Lodge No. 6, F. & A. M.
Warranted September 14, 1774
Meetings held the Second and Fourth Thursdays
September thru May
Schenectady Masonic Temple
394 Princetown Road
Schenectady, New York 12306