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Welcome to Continental Lodge #287's Home Page. We Fraternally invite you to view our Communication and visit us on our regular meeting night.  We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at Grand Lodge, 71 West 23rd Street in the Renaissance Room on the 6th Floor at 7:30PM.  Our Brothers meet for dinner prior to the meetings. Check the Communication for location and feel free to join us..... Dutch of course!!
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Dear Brother,

     You  and your Masonic friends cordially and fraternally invited to attend the 2678th  Stated Communication of Continental Lodge #287, F&A.M., to be held in the Renaissance Room, 6th floor, Masonic Hall, 71 West 23rd Street, NYC on

WEDNESDAY EVENING
June 1st, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.

           for the transaction of such business as may regularly and constitutionally be brought before the Lodge.

PROGRAM FOR THE EVENING:

ANNUAL NIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE

NOTE- PRE-MEETING COLATION FOR ALL
6PM NEXT DOOR AT THE LIMERICK HOUSE
DRESS:  TIE AND JACKET

Sincerely and fraternally,         

FRANK GRADO                                                                                      EDWARD WEIGERT
     Master                                                                                                        Secretary

TRESTLE BOARD
Under Investigation
14 Applicants

Awaiting the Degree of Entered Apprentice
 
Awaiting the Degree of Fellowcraft

Awaiting the Degree of Master Mason

 

FROM THE EAST

 

DEAR BRETHREN:

     It is with great honor that I serve as the Master of Continental Lodge for the ensuing year. I am proud to follow in the tradition of our past Masters including RW Edward Scheider, John Neubauer, RW Unno Pitkanen, Henry Peterson and Christ Pappas to name a few of our most senior past masters that I have had the privilege to have known. I would like to commend W Doel Rivera for the fine job he has done over the past two years and for turning over to me a vibrant lodge with a crowded trestle board. We have already planned a tentative schedule for the year which will include all three degrees. This will allow us to clear our trestle board of the fourteen petitioners and turn them into active, working brothers. Along with the degree work we have planned an interesting and enjoyable year which will again include the summer gatherings at my and Ed's houses and a theater night in the spring. I personally feel that, in addition to having an interesting agenda for the brethren at our meetings, it is very important for our families to be active participants in activities throughout the year.

     We are planning a night of remembrance for our June meeting which will give us the opportunity to remember our brothers who passed this year in addition to the members of the lodge that, through distance or otherwise, are unable to attend. In your notice you will be receiving a stamped addressed postcard which we would like every brother to return to the lodge with a "yes I will attend the meeting" or a greeting to be read at the meeting. I would love to have 100% participation in this.

     In addition you will also receive a form to be completed and returned which will enable us to update our roster and insure we have current information on all of the brothers.

     Anyone interested in attending the Mason of the Year Charity Ball on June 11th honoring RW Matthew Jacobsen and RW Tommy Lam should contact the Treasurer who has tickets for the event. This is a ladies night in the lodge and the lodge will pick up the cost of our brother's guest.

     I want to end my first communication by inviting all of the brothers to attend the meetings and see the good things that are happening in Continental. To those of you who have not been at a meeting for a while come on back - we will welcome you with open arms. If you need a ride or a travel companion let us know and we will provide it. For those of you who distance prevents from attending keep us in mind if you ever make plans to visit New York and try to schedule your trip the first week of the month. It is always nice seeing a brother and remember all of you are always in our thoughts and prayers.

W Frank Grado
Master

                                            

                           Wor. Frank Grado                              

Sitting Officers

     WORSHIPFUL MASTER

     Wor. Doel Frank Grado
     SENIOR WARDEN      Bro. Richard Seuferling
     JUNIOR WARDEN      Bro. Anthony Curcio
     TREASURER      Wor. Doel Rivera
     SECRETARY      Wor. Edward Weigert
     CHAPLAIN      Wor. George Pugh
     MARSHAL      Bro. Leon Beygel
     SENIOR DEACON      Bro. John Wilson
     JUNIOR DEACON      Bro. James Iniguez
     SENIOR STEWARD      Bro. Frank Whitty
     JUNIOR STEWARD      Bro. David Slagle/Bro. Barry Schochet
     SR. MASTER OF CEREMONY      Bro. Jarrad Seuferling
     JR. MASTER OF CEREMONY      Bro. Jeremy Ebner
     ORGANIST      R. W. Stanley Schimmel
     HISTORIAN      R.W. Allan Boudreau
     TYLER      Bro. Donald Pisany

TRUSTEES

Bro. Michael Abate******************Bro. Barry Schochet
W. George E. Pugh

TRUSTEES OF THE LOONEY FUND

R.W. Robert Bearse********************R.W. Edward Weigert
Wor. Frank Grado

ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE

Bro. John Wilson****************R.W. Edward Weigert

WIDOWS COMMITTEE

Bro. John Wilson***************Wor. Frank Grado

FINANCE COMMITTEE

R.W. Edward Weigert***************Bro. John Wilson
Bro. Richard Seuferling

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

R.W. Edward Weigert***************Bro. Anthony Curcio

BROTHERHOOD FUND

Bro. Anthony Curcio

LIVING PAST MASTERS

John A. Neubauer 1955 Ivan Harris Henry 1993-94
Vincent Faretra 2001-2002 Paul Pavlides 1970
Edward J. Scheider (R.W.) 1953, 57 Clifton A. George (R.W.) 1973,75,76
Allan Boudreau (R.W.) 1970 Nicola Potookian 1974
James Vouvou 1969 Victor Lana 1975
Uuno T. Pitkanen (R.W.) 1956 63 Joseph O. Pedraz 1978
Henry Petersen 1958 Lawerence A. Wagner 1979
Frank S. Grado 1982
2005-06
Chester P. Gugala 1981-82, 97-98
William V. Blake 1968, 71 Ralph H. Atkinson (R.W.) 1983
Christ M. Pappas 1964, 65 David Reyes-Guerra (R.W.) 1986
Nicholas M. Mastros 1964    
Charles E. Schick 1965, 71 George E. Pugh 1988,93-95,98-99
John Merosky 1965 Robert E. Bearse (R.W.) 1989
Adolph A. Winsman 1967 Charles A. Sallahian 1991
Robert Asadourian 1999-2001 Casimiro Forero 1992
Kenneth Pitts 1995-96 Edward M. Weigert (R.W.) 1992-93, 96-97 2002-03
Michael Carr 1969, 71,74-77, 81,82 Charles O. Ogburn (R.W.) 1961, 62, 69, 70

                           

MEETING PLAN 2005-2006

MONTH

DAY

              PROGRAM

JUNE

1st

NIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE. BRIEF BUSINESS MEETING WITH LODGE CLOSED TO ALLOW APPLICANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITY.

JULY

 

FAMILY PICNIC & BAR B’QUE AT FRANK GRADO’S HOUSE (POSSIBLE FUND RAISER)

AUGUST

 

FAMILY PICNIC & BAR B’QUE AT ED’S HOUSE

SEPTEMBER

7TH

FIRST DEGREE REHEARSAL

SEPTEMBER

 

21st

FIRST DEGREE – REGULAR MEETING OF THE 7TH IS CANCELLED AND USED FOR A FIRST DEGREE PRACTICE.

OCTOBER

5th

OUTSIDE GUEST PRESENTING A PAINTING DEMONSTRATION. WILL BE LADIES NIGHT AND MEMBERS OF DISTRICT LODGES WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND

OCTOBER

 

19th

REHEARSAL SECOND DEGREE

NOVEMBER

2nd

SECOND DEGREE.

DECEMBER

 

7th

XMAS PARTY OR TABLE LODGE

JANUARY

4TH

REHEARSAL THIRD DEGREE

JANUARY

18th

THIRD DEGREE. REGULAR MEETING OF JANUARY 4TH IS CANCELLED AND USED FOR A THIRD DEGREE PRACTICE.

FEBRUARY

1st

 

BUSINESS MEETING TO REVIEW SECY, TREASURER AND TRUSTEE REPORTS AND BUDGET FOR THE YEAR

MARCH

1st

D.D.G.M. OFFICIAL VISIT

MARCH

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LADIES NIGHT DINNER/THEATER

APRIL

5th

 

BUSINESS MEETING/ST JOHNS HOME PRESENTATION

MAY

3rd

ELECTIONS AND INSTALLATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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