Jun 22, 2019 | Grand Master’s Message
Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master, Most Worshipful Past Grand Masters, Members of the Grand Lodge, Brethren, Ladies and Friends of New York Freemasonry — We are delighted that you are able to join us for the Annual Investiture Ceremony for the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York.
The Trustees of the Masonic Hall and Home, The Directors of the Masonic Medical Research Institute, the Trustees of the Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library, those that comprise the Headquarters for New York DeMolay, The Grand Lodge Committees and the State-Wide Leadership Teams gather together on this campus in harmony and progress.
This weekend alone our District Deputy Grand Masters, Grand Lodge Staff Officers and Assistant Grand Lecturers utilized the facilities of the Masonic Care Community to receive updates and to share ideas that will benefit our Fraternity and its Members.
The Trustees of the Masonic Hall and Home
When you think of the Trustees you think of a team of talented, diverse men who dedicate many hours of service. You also need to think of this Chapel that we are in today and the expert care that is needed to keep and maintain this sanctuary, as well as the grounds of this Masonic Care Community. You need to think of The Masonic Hall in New York City where our Grand Lodge meets each May as well as numerous Lodges and Concordant Bodies. You need to think of the George Washington Masonic Historic Site at Tappan, NY, which has been expanded to include community events during the year. You need to think of our 1,600 acre property at Round Lake in the Adirondack Park in upstate New York.
Having a Masonic Hall in New York City is not easy. Security is constantly being evaluated and upgraded, building codes, energy efficiencies and more are part of the daily “trestle board” of these Trustees.