Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Connecticut's Newest Lodge: Quinta Essentia Lodge U.D.
Congratulations to the brethren of Connecticut's newest Masonic lodge! On April 4th at its annual communication, the Grand Lodge of Connecticut AF&AM granted a dispensation form Quinta Essentia Lodge U.D., a "European Concept" lodge.
The lodge will be limited in membership size to just 35, and will meet six times a year. Meetings and festive boards will be held in private dining rooms of restaurants, not lodge rooms, and each gathering will have a cocktail hour and dinner, with either a presentation or an open discussion topic. Masonic introductions will be kept to a minimum. The lodge will have a dress code, requiring either a tuxedo or dark suit, and lodge dues will be higher than most blue lodges in the state. And officers will not necessarily progress through the line.
Congratulations to R:.W:. Brother Brandley K. Cooney, Quinta Essentia's first Worshipful Master, and to all of the charter members of the lodge.
For more information, contact the lodge Secretary, W:.B:. Charles Tirrell.