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  • Thursday, October 01, 2015 11:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Building on the theme of family friendly events started last year on September 27th, a group of Norfolk Lodge members and their families visited Nashoba Valley Winery for a day of family fun and fellowship.  The day included apple picking in the orchard and then a wine tasting for the adults in the group.  


    It was a perfect fall day to enjoy the outdoors with brothers and their families.  Everyone who attended had a great time, and Norfolk Lodge hopes this will become a yearly tradition.  The officers of the lodge hope to sponsor similar events in the future, stay tuned for more updates.

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015 11:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Sunday September 13th at DeFazio Park in 

    Needham, several members of Norfolk Lodge and their families took part in the Walk for Walker to benefit the Walker School.

    Each year Norfolk Lodge donates money to this worthy institution but this year Norfolk Lodge also fielded a team in the Walk.  The members of the lodge were joined by our newest applicant, Rene.  

    It was a great day despite the not so great weather, the members enjoyed each others company while they walked to support this worthy institution.  This event is a perfect example of the type of community event that Norfolk Lodge has been focusing on as well in the past year.


  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Norfolk Lodge presented a check to the Walker School for 500 dollars in August.  Through the recommendation of the Norfolk Lodge donations committee, the Lodge voted to contribute to the Walker School in recognition of the important work that it does in our community.  


    Norfolk Lodge hopes that this contribution will assist the Walker School in continuing its mission of transforming the lives of children and youth who are facing complex emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges, by partnering with these children and youth, their families, and communities to nurture hope, build strengths, and develop lifelong skills.  

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015 3:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A group of Norfolk Lodge Brothers along with a couple of their family members accepted Bro. Marcello Laurindo's invitation to join him on his company's annual deep sea fishing trip on August 16th.  The fishing boat, the Lady Sea, operated by Gloucester Fleet, left port at 7 am.  On the way to the fishing grounds, we passed by a pod of dolphins and a basking shark.  The weather was beautiful with the sun shining without being too hot.


    On the fishing grounds, we encountered strong tides which resulted in a lot of tangled lines, but everyone had some successful catches, despite competition from some blue sharks who were taking advantage of our hard work to get an easy meal.


    It was an excellent and exhausting day.  The Lady Sea returned to port at 4 pm with her weary passengers returning having had a day of fun, fellowship, and coolers full of haddock, pollock, cusk, and hake.


    Many thanks to Bro. Laurindo for providing this wonderful opportunity.

  • Thursday, August 13, 2015 10:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On July 31, 2015 Norfolk Lodge A.F. & A.M., presented a donation to the Needham Community Council in the amount of $1000.00.  Through the recommendation of the donations committee, the Lodge voted to make a contribution to the Community Council in recognition of the important contributions it makes to our community. 

    The Council and Norfolk Lodge share a longstanding relationship including the yearly tradition of donating Christmas trees to the Community Council.  Norfolk Lodge hopes that this contribution will assist the Council in achieving its mission of supporting the people in Needham who have under-met health, educational or social needs.  The Lodge looks forward to continuing to assist the Needham Community Council achieve its important mission and contributions to our community. 

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Saturday August 8th Norfolk Lodge hosted its fourth annual Family Picnic, at Claxton Field in Needham.  This year was another beautiful midsummer day and the members of the lodge, their families, and even potential candidates were able to enjoy the weather, good food and fellowship.  Attendance at the picnic this year was the largest ever, it gave everyone in attendance a chance to enjoy each other’s company in a time of year were there are no official lodge meetings.  


    This year the on top of the good food and fellowship there were plenty of activities for members to enjoy including games, a clown and a bouncy house.  Everyone had a great time, and many people stayed late into the afternoon.   The Officers of the Lodge  would like to thank everyone who helped to make the day so successful and all of the people who took the time to come down and enjoy the day with their brothers.   


  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 2:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Norfolk Lodge A.F. & A.M., presented a donation to the Charles River YMCA in the amount of $1000.00.  Through the recommendation of the Norfolk Lodge donations committee, the Lodge voted to contribute to the Y's annual fund in recognition of the important contributions it makes to our community.   Norfolk Lodge hopes that this contribution will assist the Y in achieving its mission of strengthening our community through programs and services aimed at Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.  














    Wor. Michael Centola of Norfolk Lodge 

    and Paula Jacobson Executive Director

    YMCA of Greater Boston Charles River Branch

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015 10:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    One June 17, 2015, a time capsule originally placed in the cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse by M.W. Paul Revere was returned.  A number of the members of Norfolk Lodge participated in the procession of more than 1200 Freemasons accompanying the cornerstone back to the Statehouse.

      Norfolk Lodge's very own R.W. Donald LaLiberte,

     Deputy Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts (above, in the center), participated in the ceremony which was presided over by M.W. Harvey John Waugh, Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts (below).

    For the AP story about the event, click here.






  • Monday, June 08, 2015 3:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Saturday June 6th, the officers and brothers of Norfolk Lodge, as part of their ongoing effort to be more involved in the community events in Needham, participated in the Needham Business Association Street Fair.  The Brothers of Norfolk Lodge manned a booth where more that 100 children had their faces painted.  Many more received free shaved ice and popcorn.  Volunteers also spoke with members of the community about Masonry and all of the work that Norfolk Lodge does in the community. 


    It was a great day for everyone involved.  Thank you to all of those who volunteered, and especially to Doug Rainville who organized the event.


  • Monday, June 01, 2015 10:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Sunday May 31, Norfolk Lodge hosted a Spring Concert featuring a woodwind trio of Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon.  The program of 60 minutes included music from the classical and pre-classical era, such as Haydn, Mozart , Telemann, Handel. 


    Approximately 40 attendees enjoyed the music performed by Andrew Price, Principal of Boston Pops Esplanade, Boston Classical Orchestra, Emil Lancea, former Principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Orchestra of Boston and Adrian Jojatu, former principal of State Symphony of Mexico.  


    A video of the performance may be viewed by clicking HERE.



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