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2016 Installation of Officers

Category : 2016 News


2016-17 Officers
From L to R, (Top) Bro. Jack Cottrel, Bro. Larry Tuck, Bro. Kadir Olav, Bro Brian Staley, Bro. Mike Shipman, Bro. Adam Bernstein, Bro. Richard Jean-Louis, (Bottom) Bro. Brandon Sax, Bro. David Pierri, Bro. Robert Panisse, Bro. Greg Hovsepian, Bro. Glenn Donlon, Bro. Gregory Brenner, Bro. Robert Seneca, (blocked) Bro. Spencer Bushey.

On Tuesday evening June 14, Officers, Brethren and guests gathered to partake of Paumanok-Port Washington Lodge No.855 Public Installation of Officers. Bro. Greg Hovsepian was installed as Worshipful Master for the 2016-17 Masonic year by W:. Adam Bernstein acting as installing Master. W:. Louis Enrique Saavedra representing Floral Park Lodge No. as well as W:. John Kubik representing St. Albans Lodge 5322, Province of Northumberland, England brought salutations and offered any assistance to the in-coming Master. V:.W:. Charles Schue as well as R:.W:. Jerry Curtis, Grand Lodge representatives were present and congratulated the newly raised Officers as well as congratulated the Lodge for its continued growth.

W:. Greg HovstpianInstallation:
The evening began with a cocktail hour which included mozzarella sticks and chicken tacos followed by a sumptuous buffet style dinner catered by Follow The Food, LLC which is run by Ian and Nadine Staley. The menu included a garden as well as a mixed green salad, fresh rolls, roasted Cornish hens,  Marinated skirt steak, shrimp scampi, roasted red potatoes, fresh corn-on-the-cob, green beans and spaghetti. The installation began promptly at 8 after everyone had enjoyed their meals. At the end of the installation, Brethren and guests partook of a splendid layout of apple crumb cake, strawberry short cake, fresh fruit tort and vanilla ice-cream as well as tea and coffee. Everyone enjoyed the company and conversations kept going out into the parking lot.


Thank You:
BrothersThe officers would like to thank all the Brothers who helped on Sunday for the setup of the Lodge for the installation as well as the break-down at the conclusion of the installation. A big thanks also go to Irene Wierzbicki President of the Polish American Cultural Association for all of her help and assistance during the planning and execution of the installation as well as assisting Leon Jankowski bar-tending during the evening. Also to Ian and Nadine for their attention to detail and providing the Lodge with a phenomenal dietary banquet, looking forward to many more in the future.

Brothers Honor Veterans with American Flags

Category : 2016 News

Sunday May 29, 2016

From left to right:
RW Mike Shipman, W David Pierri, RW Larry Tuck


Brothers from Paumanok-Port Washington Lodge No.855 gathered at Nassau Knolls Cemetery in Port Washington to honor Masonic Veterans by placing American flags at the head of their final resting place. The flags are provided yearly by the various veteran groups from Port Washington. The officers and Brethren of Paumanok-Port Washington Lodge No.855 thank all veterans who served to provide the liberty we all enjoy now and forever.


End of Masonic Year Festive Board A Success!

Category : 2016 News

festive-board-350On the evening of Tuesday May 24 the Brethren and guests of Paumanok-Port Washington Lodge No.855 celebrated the end of the Masonic year with the traditional Festive Board. R:.W:.Warren Obes as Master of Ceremonies was impeccable in his delivery of the traditional dissertation of a Masonic feast that took place in the 14th. century. Both guests, newly raised Master Masons and veterans of this event were not only satisfied with a seven-course meal but filled with brotherly love in their hearts. This would not have been possible without the hard work of Bro. Greg Brenner who showed up extra-early and together with newly raised Brothers Kadir Olav and Brandon Sax, whom acted as Stewards, setup the banquet hall in the blink of an eye. Thank you W:. Adam Bernstein – outgoing Master – for a great end to your year.

Pictured left to right – R:.W:. Warren Obes, W:. Adam Bernstein, W:. Brian Saley, W:. Rattan Hemrajani.

2016 Master Masons

Six newly raised Master Masons

Category : 2016 News


Congratulations go out to our newly raised Master Masons. Bro. Kadir Olav, Bro. Devon Holoman, Bro. Spencer Bushey, Bro. Brandon Sax for Paumanok-Port Washington and Bro. Todd Cincinnati and Bro. Joshua Young for Glen Cove Lodge. Paumanok-Port Washington Lodge hosted Glen Cove Lodge at Matinecock Lodge in Oyster Bay and together with officers and Brethren from many other Lodges put together a great degree complete with the drama reenactment. A great time was had by all.