On Thanksgiving morning, brothers and family members met at the Nights of St Patrick's building in New Haven to carve and prepare turkey dinners for area "shut-ins" with the Meal on Wheels program. Folks spent the morning getting the meals boxed and ready to go. The second part of the mission was to then deliver the many meals to the huge list of folks alone for the holiday. Many thanks to the lodge members and their families who took time to help this very worthwhile endeavor. Many of the brothers said that the delivering end of the process was one of the most gratifying things they had ever experienced. "It was wonderful to bring a nice Thanksgiving meal to a person who may be elderly and alone for the holiday. The opportunity to make someone's day a little brighter was amazing."
Thanks to all who helped!
On July 11th around 200 people merged on the Moon Cutter Company to participate in and support this year's "New Haven Pizza Challenge". 18 teams from around the area competed to see who could eat delicious New Haven style pizza in the quickest amount of time. Brothers from Temple Lodge and CT DeMolay managed to make it to the finals and the young men from DeMolay just squeeked out a victory to be crowned the champs. Thanks to all the many participants who made this event a success. The real reason we were all there was to raise money for the Tommy Fund at Smilow Children's Cancer Center at Yale, in New Haven. They help support families coping with children undergoing cancer therapies. We are proud to report we halped raise over $7100.00 through the generosity of all involved. Thanks to all who helped and supported the event.
For members of our lodge and Brothers of the fraternity. At a recent lodge clean-up, we rounded up a bunch of old apron from Hiram, CT Rock and Olive Branch lodges. They are in different states of repair, some excellent, some in need of attention, but all authentic and beautiful. We have decided to offer them to brothers for collections or as traveling aprons. Please go to the below link if you'd like to talk to WB Mike Calderone about owning one or an tire set. We are happy to make a deal with any brother interested in owning a piece of history. Click Here!
On June 30th, Hiram Lodge #1 Host a meeting of the 4th Disrict, Blue Lodge Council. It was the annual awards night honoring the outgoing District Deputies and their AGMs. The banquet hall was beautifully decked out for the event and over 60 people were in attendance. Hiram Lodge received the "Washington Gavel" as a reward for having the most attendees. Special thanks to our JW Tullio M. and Steward Dan K. for a great dinner and to the Marotti family for all their help setting up and making our event memorable.
At the beginning of March we had our first of many Pizza Nights where some of the guys gather for pizza and fellowship. We love to join our friends at Inferno Pizza for dinner. These are the guys who help sponsor our PIZZA Challenge, so we want to support them as much as possible. WM Macdowall has scheduled a
pizza night every month, so check the calendar for the schedule. Freemasonry originally met in taverns and restaurants, so we're kinda emulating the tradition in a new way. Brothers are invited to attend. Bring your own libation and $10, we'll supply the Foxon Park soda and some great New Haven style pizza.
Don't forget to support Inferno Pizza, Universal Dr. North Haven whenever you can.