Happy New Year Brethren.
As I write this message, just a week before Christmas, I realize that 2015 is quickly winding down and we are about to embark on a New Year. I am hoping 2016 brings with it the promise of good health and fulfilled wishes for all.
For those brothers who could not be with us, we resurrected a Family Holiday Dinner during our last communication. The decoration was a mix of Christmas and Hanukkah with a Christmas tree, Menorah, latkes and candy canes. Everyone said they had a great time and enjoyed the meal. I hope this will be become a Redwood tradition for years to come.
On January 6th, our normal rehearsal night, we’re holding a “special communication” to confer the EA degree on seven candidates. I invite all
brethren to attend and show support to these candidates as they will remember this event for the rest of their lives.
On January 11th, our Regular Communication, Redwood will host the official District Deputy Visitation to Redwood Lodge. I wanted to do something a little different, so I have organized a uniquely special program for this evening. A local hand cigar roller will be showing the process of cigar rolling and all that it entails. At the end of evening we will be selling our own Redwood Cigars and with every cigar purchase you will receive a shot of Johnnie Walker Scotch. You will also be able to enjoy the cigar following the meeting of brotherly fellowship as we will be able to smoke the cigars on the premises.
I would like to thank all the officers and participants of Redwood Lodge who have made 2015 a success and I am excited to ring in the New Year with all of you! A lodge is not made up of one person but the whole is made up of the sum of its equal parts.
W:. Dennis Cipriano
Redwood Lodge #35