FROM THE EAST
On December 15, 2016, I was installed as Worshipful Master
of Union Lodge No. 31 for the year 2017. In my opinion, being
elected, installed, and serving as Master of the Lodge is both a great
honor and privilege, and certainly one of the highlights of my life.
For any brothers I haven’t yet met, please allow me to tell you
a little about myself. I’m originally from Stonington and currently live
in Niantic with my wife (Bree) and two year old son, Andrew. In
2013, my grandfather, WB Andrew W. Perry, raised me to the
Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. I’ve worked as a law
enforcement officer for almost nine years, and this month I’ll finish
my bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. In my free time I enjoy
conducting genealogy research.
My goal for this year is to strengthen the membership of Union
Lodge. I hope to achieve this by setting the craft to work, bringing
various speakers to lodge, and reconnecting with our elderly brothers
and widows. I know there are brothers who live in the area that want
to come back to lodge but are unable to do so for reasons beyond their
control (lack of transportation, etc.).
I also believe we can strengthen our membership by becoming
more active in our community. As you all know, Union Lodge meets
in Niantic, a coastal New England village that hosts countless events
throughout the year. Many of these events look for sponsors, while
others provide opportunities to volunteer. Both of these avenues are
great ways for Union Lodge to advertise, but more importantly to get
involved in the community.
This year we have a great line of young officers, many of
whom are military veterans. If we work together as a lodge and as
brothers, there’s no doubt in my mind that we will strengthen our
membership and inevitably grow in numbers. I look forward to
serving you and welcome information from the brethren that they’d
like to include in future trestleboards.
Jason A. Dolce, Worshipful Master