Flower City Lodge No. 689

Message from the East – May 2019


On Thursday, April 10th, we held our Annual elections. I take the opportunity to congratulate all the officers elected and express gratitude to the brethren of Flower City # 689 once again for electing me to the chair of Worshipful Master. It is truly a privilege for me to serve my mother lodge for another year. We had an excellent growth this year and we can see our newer brethren are already putting all the efforts required to advance in further degrees and assisting the lodge in various ritual work and committees. Our lodge is unique and multicultural, and we will certainly continue to grow as an amazing family. I look forward to another
prosperous year for us all.

At our Emergent meeting on Thursday, April 25th, we conducted a 2nd degree on Bro. Wilson Steaphen. Congratulations brother on your advancement. I would also like to congratulate Bro. Arnel Pamoceno on an excellent job on his proving in the Third Degree. We were all very pleased to see both of you very well prepared for your ritual work. Thank you to the brethren on a job well done.

At our Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 9th, we will be holding our Annual Installation and Investitures of the Officers of Flower City Lodge
No. 689. There will be a banquet prior to the Ceremony commencing at 6:30 pm. Bro. Shantanu Kumar, our Junior Warden, along with the Social Committee has plans for an excellent meal and more for this evening. A big thank you to V.W.Bro. Steven Ellstrom for being the Installing Master.

Please let me or the Secretary know if you would like to advance to the next degree so we can plan accordingly. If you require any assistance, please
attend the practice sessions so that we can assist and make your journey enjoyable.

Finally, to our sick and shut-in Brethren, our thoughts and prayers are with you, and please do not hesitate to contact me or any officer of the lodge if
we can be of any assistance. If you require a drive to lodge, please let us know so as we can arrange.

Sincerely and Fraternally,
W. Bro. Nick Ramputty
Worshipful Master