Message from the East

Greetings brethren,

My name is Bro.Fang Zhang [fong, jah-ung] and I am communicating as the Worshipful Master-elect for the upcoming Masonic year. It is my pleasure and honor to connect with you, humbly introduce myself, and invite you to our installation on June 9th, 2022.

I was raised in this beloved Lodge about six years ago, then traveling from the Tyled door to the Middle Chamber, from the South to the East. This journey felt like sitting on the top, front row of a New York City sightseeing bus and absorbing all the sensational overload for the FIRST time -- it was tremendous! I had the privilege to interact with many great characters, such as Wor.Phil Berard, and part with them as Brothers; it is a profound bond that transcends ordinary kinship. To that end, I want to carry on their legacy and continue steadfast.

The past two years have been challenging for all of us, including our fraternity. Fortunately, difficult times also gave us strong leadership in the Lodge and District, who kept that light ON during the darkest hours. Looking forward, the priority of our organization will be adapting and thriving from the changes of the changing world. I will rely on the Wisdom of our Past Masters, the Strength of our Officers, and the Beauty of our Members to adorn all great and important undertakings.

To celebrate the 170th birthday of our Lodge (June 9th, 1852) and congratulate our new line of Officers, please consider joining the Installation of Officers ceremony on Thursday, June 9th, opening to public at 7 p.m. EST. It will be a great time to reconnect with your Lodge and meet new friends and brothers. The information and RSVP of this event can be found here:

Again, I am honored to be the next Worshipful Master of this great Lodge. Though I may not have the opportunity to travel and meet every one of you in person, please do not hesitate to reach out via the following means.

Phone: 626-537-0116 (mobile)

Brothers, no matter where you are, may the blessing of Heaven rest upon you and all regular Masons; may brotherly love prevail, and all social and moral virtue cement us!


Bro. Fang Zhang, Ph.d.
Worshipful Master Elect

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