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BEVERLY-RIVERSIDE NO. 107  

BURLINGTON NO. 32 

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COVENANT NO. 161 

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Covenant Lodge No. 161 of Free & Accepted Masons

 1007 Highland Avenue, Cinnaminson, NJ  08077

Meets Every First Friday except July and August


“If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. 

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest"    

  -  Benjamin Franklin, American writer, humorist, ambassador, inventor and Freemason

 


 

From the East  (March 2019)

 

Brotherly Love

By the exercise of Brotherly Love, we are taught to regard the whole human species as one family—the high, the low, the rich, the poor—who, as created by one Almighty Parent, and inhabitants of the same planet, are to aid, support, and protect each other. On this principle, Masonry unites men of every country, sect, and opinion, and conciliates true friendship among those who might otherwise have remained at a perpetual distance.

Brotherly Love or Friendship is regarded by Freemasons as the strong cement of the Order; without this high moral virtue, the Fraternity would soon cease to exist. By Brotherly Love, we are to understand that generous principle of the soul which regards the human species as one family, created by an All-wise Being, and placed on this globe for the mutual assistance of each other. The man who is actuated by the pure principle of Brotherly Love, will not desert his friend when dangers threaten or misfortunes assail him. When he is calumniated, he will openly and boldly espouse his cause, and endeavor to remove the aspersion. When sickness or infirmity occasion him to be deserted by others, he will seize the opportunity, and redouble all the affectionate attentions which love suggests. No society can exist for any length of time, unless Brotherly Love prevail among its members. To "dwell together in unity," is the life and support of the great Masonic institution.

From Fairfax Masonic Lodge #556

Brethren, when you meet a Brother outside the Lodge or sit with him in Lodge remember to give him a Masonic hug or extend your hand in friendship especially if you are meeting for the first time. “In token of friendship and Brotherly love, I extend to you my right hand….”

Fraternally,

R.W. John R. Bradshaw, PSGD, WM

019. We also offer
you positive CHANGE!
Over the past few years, we have called you to meeting and mailed you
letters notifying you of the state of Covenant Lodge #161 and our
options if our situation does not change.
The Lodge Officers, active Past Masters, active members, non-active
members and I have frequently discussed these options and have
decided that these options ARE NOT acceptable and we will not quit
or let Covenant Lodge #161 go down without a fight!! We ALL must
get our Masonic Lodge back to being one of most successful and
respected lodges in the State.
I have received several comments that meeting on a Friday night is no
longer convenient for our officers and members. With both spouses
working hard and long hours, Friday night is no longer acceptable.
Friday night is now Family Night. We are hearing that some or most
membership attendance is down because of this.
Therefore, we have decided, as a test, to change our Regular Monthly
Meeting from the First Friday of the month to the Fourth Wednesday
of the month starting Wednesday, March 27, 2019. We hope this
agrees with your schedule and affords you the opportunity to again join
us at your Regular Monthly Meetings.
I hope this change will prove to be a positive one and that you will
attend our meetings. Do not be concerned or embarrassed if you
haven’t been in a while. You are our Brother and you will be greeted
as such.
If you have any comments or questions, please email me at
poppyjohn@comcast.net or call or text me at 609-694-6272. If I don’t
answer, please leave a message. Thank you, Brethren! We are looking
forward to greeting you in YOUR Lodge on Wednesday, March 27th.ANGE IS GOOD
Brethren,
Happy New Year! I and the officers of the Lodge wish you and your
families a healthy, safe, prosperous and loving 2019. We also offer
you positive CHANGE!
Over the past few years, we have called you to meeting and mailed you
letters notifying you of the state of Covenant Lodge #161 and our
options if our situation does not change.
The Lodge Officers, active Past Masters, active members, non-active
members and I have frequently discussed these options and have
decided that these options ARE NOT acceptable and we will not quit
or let Covenant Lodge #161 go down without a fight!! We ALL must
get our Masonic Lodge back to being one of most successful and
respected lodges in the State.
I have received several comments that meeting on a Friday night is no
longer convenient for our officers and members. With both spouses
working hard and long hours, Friday night is no longer acceptable.
Friday night is now Family Night. We are hearing that some or most
membership attendance is down because of this.
Therefore, we have decided, as a test, to change our Regular Monthly
Meeting from the First Friday of the month to the Fourth Wednesday
of the month starting Wednesday, March 27, 2019. We hope this
agrees with your schedule and affords you the opportunity to again join
us at your Regular Monthly Meetings.
I hope this change will prove to be a positive one and that you will
attend our meetings. Do not be concerned or embarrassed if you
haven’t been in a while. You are our Brother and you will be greeted
as such.
If you have any comments or questions, please email me at
poppyjohn@comcast.net or call or text me at 609-694-6272. If I don’t
answer, please leave a message. Thank you, Brethren! We are looking
forward to greeting you in YOUR Lodge on Wednesday, March 27th..mastermason.com

Fraternally,
R.W. John R. Bradshaw, PSGD, W.M.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

**** NOTICE TO MEMBERSHIP ****
The regular Covenant Lodge #161 meeting day has been changed from the first Friday of the month to the Fourth Wednesday of the Month starting Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Please mark your calendars accordingly
.

 

March 27, 2019:

Stated Communication

 

6:30 PM: Dinner (reservation required)

7:30 PM: Open Lodge

 

Reservations will be taken up until NOON, Monday, March 25, 2019.

 

Call or Text 609-330-5440 or email at secdellapia@gmail.com.


March 5, 2019:

DLI Beverly - Riverside Lodge #107

 

6:30 PM Dinner

7:15 PM DLI Opens


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Covenant's Trestle Board

 

If you would like an electronic version of our Trestle Board emailed to you, please email Bro. Bill Zarzecki at billzarzecki@gmail.com, requesting the same.

   

R.W. Robert K. Boulton
District Deputy Grand Master

19th Masonic District

M.W. Roger B. Quintana
Grand Master of Masons

 State of New Jersey

R.W. Roy A. Winter
District Ritual Instructor

19th Masonic District

 

Covenant Lodge No. 161 of F & AM  |  Highland Avenue, Palmyra, NJ 

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