Brothers, welcome back from a summer recess, which I hope was spent with family and friends enjoying the season, which seems to depart as quickly as it, arrived. Many of us spent time at beaches, hiking, camping, picnics, weddings, playing and watching out door sports, baseball games, purchasing homes, home improvements, caring for ones less fortunate, watching the Olympics, in the military and national guard and seeing the happenings in the world.
Summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons falling between Spring and Autumn. At the summer solstice the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere starts on June 21st and in the southern hemisphere the solstice is marked on December 21st.
The hope going into our 2016-2017 calendar year is to bring the light of the East to all of our Brethren combined with great programs. To achieve these goals our opening on time is essential. While many of us work in professions where it’s hard to leave early, I hope that the brothers that can arrive at 5PM to assist with setting up the lodge will do so.
As your newly elected Worshipful Master Edward Sanders
I order you to reply to this Communication summoning you to attend the 970th Communication of Publicity Lodge M in the Doric Room on the 8th floor of Grand Lodge (71 W 23rd St.) on Monday, September 12th, 2016,
In time for opening lodge promptly at 6:09 PM
Attire for the evening will be dark business suit or black tie for officers
To assist with setting up the lodge I would encourage any brother(s) who can arrive early to do so. As I have heard from many of you, the idea of starting on time is KEY as we all have families and travels at times are quite distant so starting at 609PM is essential
Election of a new Treasurer
Masonic Etiquette Class
Vote on the Budget
Reading of any Petitions
Glad & Sad Tidings
Survey of what brothers would like to see in lodge
An Italian Feast accompanied by Great Reasonable wines will be provided by our Junior Warden Orlando Velez and his team Diego Nieto & Adel Morales
Programs – Speakers 830PM – 915PM
Kirstin Broderick is the Founder & CEO of North-Scale.com, a corporate & executive meditation firm.She has practiced Zen meditation for 18 years. Kirstin has a Masters in Strategic Management & Economic Development (MPA, Harvard) and Masters in Counseling (MSW, Fordham), and has worked with organizations from The World Bank to tech start-ups and vegan food trucks. She completed her first intensive three-day silent meditation training in 1998 in rural Japan, and became a student of Roshi Janet Jiryu Abels of Still Mind Zendo in NYC in 2004. Kirstin received Jukai – or Zen Ordination – in 2012, and was given the dharma name Daikatsu, translated as Great Liveliness, or Big Life.
The Wellness Map
Amy is the Founder & CEO of thewellnessmap.org. She is a certified Holistic Health Coach who works with individuals and corporations providing nutrition and wellness programs. Her programs manage stress, increase energy levels, while improving productivity; in addition they help manage & reduce cravings as well as maintain one’s ideal weight and overall well being. Her unique programs focus on prevention as well as reversing disease and illness through dietary and lifestyle changes, awareness, and education. She will empower you to look and feel your best for life. Amy is also a regular guest speaker on Greenberg News Radio and leads nutrition lectures throughout NYC
We may have a surprise guest as well, will advise as we are closer to our meeting date.