A word from our Worshipful Master…
As Nature awakens from its winter slumber and the world around us slowly emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic as more and more people receive their vaccinations, I look forward to seeing more Brothers returning to Lodge to participate in our Labors and Privileges.
Great things are happening at Sequin-Level Lodge, and we continue to set the example for other Lodges throughout the State! Our Lodge is reportedly still the only Lodge in Connecticut to have been granted a dispensation by the Grand Master allowing us to serve food before our Stated Communications and to hold our monthly SBA Fundraiser Breakfasts and other events. We have initiated several new Brothers, two of which have passed to the degree of Fellow Craft, and we expect to raise several Brothers to the sublime degree of Master Mason at our May 6th Stated Communication. Sequin-Level Lodge also remains among only a handful of Lodges that are successfully holding Hybrid Communications so that our at-home Brothers can participate in our meetings and enjoy the fellowship of their brethren and our Masonic programs from the safety of their homes until they feel comfortable returning to Lodge in person.
My Trestle Board for the next few months has several highlights that I am looking forward to. First and foremost is our Medieval Table Lodge on April 1st, which expects to be a fabulous event and is now sold out. In May, as mentioned above, we have our Master Mason Degree, and in June, I am looking forward to our annual Awards Night, our annual Steak & Ale night, and the Blue Lodge Council Family Picnic.
Even with everything that is going on, Sequin-Level Lodge continues to promote the safety of our Brothers and our guests. Occupancy levels continue to be reduced to comply with the Governor’s mandates and the Grand Master’s edicts. Our tables, chairs, and other commonly touched surfaces continue to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, and we continue to require the use of face masks and social distancing when attending functions at the Lodge. We also continue to check the temperatures of all attendees at our Stated Communications, monthly breakfasts, and other events, and maintain a list of the attendees for purposes of contact tracing. I am proud to say that our Lodge is likely the safest public place that I regularly patronize.
I am looking forward to a fun, active, and exciting next few months. Come join us! With your help, Sequin-Level Lodge will continue to be the Greatest Show on Earth and each of us can proudly say that we are “Not just a Mason, but a Sequin-Level Mason!”
– WB Tad Bistor, Worshipful Master 2021