FROM THE EAST

My Brother,

How do you face challenges?

This has been an exciting and busy year for Sunrise Lodge. We have conferred the Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason Degrees, enjoyed fellowship every Monday evening, Beefsteak Dinners, Hawaiian Night, Receptions, and just this last weekend, our first Joint Oktoberfest with Harmony Lodge No. 18.

None of these events, degrees or otherwise, had not been without their challenges. Although we are one as a Fraternity, we must recognize the limits of the individual that helps to “spread the cement which unites the building into one common mass.” There are many individuals who help us build our own temples, whether it be our personal, professional or Masonic edifices. The more intricacies involved, the more chance for challenges to arise.

I, for one, have always met challenges with determination and excitement. Unfortunately, it is with an intense amount of stress as well. I’m not sure why. Could be my nature, could be nurture. Either way, when facing a challenge, whether new or old, I allowed the stress to darken the Light which I sought. Until recently.

I had forgotten, as I had stated in a previous Message from the East, that we are never alone in Freemasonry. My Brothers were all too eager to step in and help create the success we all desired. Because of this, I recalled the passage of Scripture cited in the Entered Apprentice Degree—


“In STRENGTH shall this, Mine house, be ESTABLISHED.”


I pushed aside the stress and knew that all will unfold the way it was supposed to. Success will be achieved. Perfection might not be what we imagine, but what we see in the end. And as we hear in the Master Mason Degree—


“What I purpose, that I accomplish.”


What is stress in the face of FAITH and HOPE? Realize that challenges are not to be stressed. Challenges are nothing more than small obstacles that we must overcome. And through FAITH and HOPE, there is no challenge so great that you cannot conquer. As the old saying goes, “if success were easy, everyone would do it.”


Fraternally Yours,

WM John G. Koratzanis, Jr.


DATES TO REMEMBER

Monday evenings, summer included - unless in case of holiday, continue as practice nights for officers and candidates. All Brethren are welcome.

November - Nominations for Elected 2019 Officers are Open


NOMINEESS

Worshipful Master - Kevin Rutzler

Senior Warden - Earl Campos

Junior Warden - Robert Rohan

Treasurer - Denis Johnson, Sr. PJGD

Secretary - Theodore Karagias, PM

Proxy to Grand Lodge - DWB Dieter Franiok

Sunrise Trustee 3 Years - WB John Koratzanis, Jr.


November 21st - Business meeting Nominations for 2019 Officers to be closed Dinner - 6:30pm/Business 7:30 pm

December 5th - ELECTIONS and QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE INCOMING WORSHIPFUL MASTER - Past Masters Welcome - Dinner - 6:30pm/Business 7:30 pm

December 7th - Installation of the 2019 Worshipful Master and Officers Cocktail Hour - 5:00 pm/Installation 7:30 pm


BEYOND OUR DOORS

Masonic Funeral for RW Robert Fuhrmann, PGC Friday, November 16, 2018 - D'elia Funeral Home - Route 70 & Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701 - 8 pm


Installation of Officers Harmony Lodge No. 18 - 110 Rte 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755 - December 8 - 1 pm

Installation of Officers Sextant Lodge No. 286 - New Address TBA - December 8 - 4 pm

Installation of Officers Mariners Lodge No. 150 - 692 East Bay Avenue, Barnegat, NJ 08005 - December 9 - 1 pm

Installation of Officers Tuckerton Lodge No. 4 - 112 Church Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087 - - December 11 - 6 pm



FROM THE DESK OF THE SECRETARY

Please check your dues card as we still have many Brothers who have not paid for this year. 2018 Dues are due now! 2019 Dues by December 31st

WE NOW ACCEPT VISA/MASTERCARD AND DISCOVER CARDS.


Contact the Secretary for details


Degrees, Examinations & Petitions

Awaiting Entered Apprentice Degree

Awaiting Fellow Craft Degree

Allen E. Barlett

Brandon Scott Kopenhafer

Steven P. Pribula

John Zack, Jr.

Awaiting Master Mason Degree

William Jon Biedeback

Jeffery C. McElwee

Awaiting Entered Apprentice Exam

Allen E. Barlett

Awaiting Fellow Craft Exam

Jesse Urban

Awaiting Master Mason Exam

Edwin C. Brooks

Morris Ligoski

Steven Vitable

Kenneth Gross

Petitions

David Alan Coe, Jr.

Investigation

Ballot for Membership



Sunrise Officers 2018


John G. Koratzanis, Jr. | Worshipful Master

jkor72@gmail.com


Bro. Kevin Rutzler | Senior Warden

km_rutz@hotmail.com


Bro. Earl W. Campos | Junior Warden

earlwcampos@hotmail.com


R.W. Denis W. Johnson, Sr. JGD | Treasurer

dwj4185@gmail.com


W.B. Theodore Karagias PM | Secretary

tkaragias688@comcast.net


Bro. Jack Steinhauer | Chaplain

nypd1807@yahoo.com


R.W. Neal E. Bottomley | Senior Deacon


Bro. Robert Rohan | Junior Deacon

bob.rohan@hotmail.com


Bro. Paul Dobrolovich | Senior Master of Ceremonies


Bro. Anthony Bartolini | Junior Master of Ceremonies


Bro. John Lippincott, Jr. | Senior Steward


Bro. John Lippincott, Sr. | Junior Steward


Bro. William Porter | Marshal


Bradley W. Steinhauer | Organist

bstrinhauer@caketmail.com


D.W.B. John F. Curran | Historian


W.B. Todd "MOOSE" Murray | Tyler

moosemurray5492@yahoo.com

Committees for 2017


AUDIT

RW Michael L. Tucker, DDGM Emeritus

Bro. Jerome Gertner

RW Vincent Etzel DDGM


FINANCE

RW Joseph McCann PGC

RW Neal Bottomley

RW Robert T. Bell, Jr. SGD


CHARITY

MW Dieter B. Hees - Grand Master 2017/18

DWA Bro. Christopher Heale


BUILDING

RW Michael L. Tucker DDGM Emeritus

RW Vincent E. Etzel DDGM

WB Dennis W. Johnson


WEBSITE

RW Michael L. Tucker DDGM Emeritus

RW Roy J. Becker-Rowley DRI

WM John G. Koratzanis, Jr.


SUNRISE LODGE TRUSTEES

RW Roy J. Rowley - 3 years

WB Todd Murray - 2 years

WB Jon Hess, Sr. - 1 years


20th Masonic District Association

Meetings prior to DLI -

Months to be announced


HONORARY MEMBERS

MW William H. Bernman PGM

RW Joseph Herx PDRI

RW Alfred Sherman PDRI

RW Robert J. Stewart PDDGM

Living Past Masters


1968 James L. Sprague

1970 Lawrence McGavin

1971 Dennis O. Staer

1977 William Asay

1978 RW Joseph Dias PGC

1978 William C. Wisse

1980 Bruce Cripps, Sr. ***

1981, 90, 93 WB Raymond T. Rowley *

1982 Mark B. Lewis ***

1983 Douglas Bartell

1987-88 RW Robert Fuhrmann, PGC

1989-1996 Theodore N. Karagias

1991 RW Michael L. Tucker, DDGM Emeritus***

1993 Francis Carlevale, Jr.

1995 RW Michael V. Caputo, PDDGM, PGO

1997 RW Arthur Bouder, Jr. PGC *

1997 Joseph Diaz PGC ***

1997 Ronald W. Holt

1998 Daniel H. Langhirt

1998 RW Earl W. Etzel, Jr. JGS *

1999 George W. Paffendorf, Jr. *

1999 Harry L. Anderson *

2000-01 RW E. James Gertsen - Past Aide to the GM

2001 A. Wayne Klokis ***

2002 John A Tilton

2004 MW Dieter B. Hees - Grand Master 2017/2018

2005 John J. Keating

2006 RW Joseph C. McCann PGC

2006 RW J. Philip Divinagracia PDDGM *

2007 Vincent E. Etzel DDGM

2007 Morris D. Sussman ***

2008 Richard T. Crosby

2008 Mitchel A. Gertner ***

2009 RW Robert T. Bell, Jr. PSGD

2009 Richard Gendreau ***

2010 David N. Olsen

2011 RW Neal E. Bottomley PGC

2011-12 John J. Dester III *

2012 RW Vincent E. Etzel DDGM

2012 RW Joseph S. Schwartz, Jr. Past Secretary to the PGM *

2013 RW Dennis W. Johnson, Sr. PJGS

2014-15 RW Jon E. Hess, Sr. PDRI

2016 Todd Murray

2017 RW Roy J. Rowley DRI

2018 John G. Koratzanis, Jr.


Most Worshipful, 20th DDGM, 20th DRI

Grand Master of Masons NJ

Most Worshipful Roger B. Quintana

100 Barrack St. Trenton, NJ 08608-2005

njglinfo@njmaronic.org

20th Disrict Deputy Grand Master

Right Worshipful Vincent E. Etzel

20th District Ritual Instructor

Right Worshipful Roy Rowley


Charity, Blood Bank and Learning Center

20th Masonic District Charity Foundation

Right Worshipful Jefferson R. Driscoll, PGC

(609) 296-0615

20th Masonic District Blood Bank

Worshipful Brother Robert Caffyn, PM

(609) 296-0615

(609) 290-7566

Northfield Learning Center

200 New Road Northfield, NJ 08225

Right Worshipful Joseph T. Mezzina, PAGM

seaoaksjtm@comcast.net


Meeting Nights & Worshipful Masters of the 20th Masonic District

Tuckerton Lodge #4

2nd and 4th Tuesdays

WB Christopher Fatovich

Harmony Lodge #18

1st and 3rd Tuesdays

WB John Lord

Mariners Lodge #150

2nd and 4th Mondays

WB Peter Rahtjen

Sextant Lodge #286

1st and 3rd Tuesdays

WB Robert Kircher

Sunrise Lodge #288

1st and 3rd Wednesdays

WB John G. Koratzanis, Jr.


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