20 09, 2021
  • Waymart Lodge No. 542 building

Waymart Lodge’s Unique Placement

2021-09-20T09:24:14-04:00September 20th, 2021|News, Uncategorized|

by Brother William J. Vargas, PM, Waymart Lodge No. 542 and Kingsbury Lodge No. 466, Olyphant Waymart Lodge No. 542 is located in the borough of Waymart, Pennsylvania, and situated in the central west section of Wayne County, the furthest northeastern county in Pennsylvania. Waymart Lodge was established in 1876. It suffered two devastating fires, which destroyed all contents [...]

17 09, 2021
  • Top view of hurricane

Louisiana Disaster Relief Appeal – Hurricane Ida

2021-09-17T14:16:22-04:00September 17th, 2021|News|

As you are aware, Hurricane Ida hit the State of Louisiana as a Category 4 storm with such unprecedented power and strength that some areas of the southeast parts of the state are still unreachable. Several Masonic lodges have suffered catastrophic damage and have varying degrees of damage. They are unable to reach some of the Brethren in these [...]

8 07, 2021
  • Raffle List and Spaghetti Dinner Ticket

Raffling for Repairs

2021-07-08T12:57:24-04:00July 8th, 2021|Uncategorized, News|

On Jan. 30, 2021, during what was already a difficult year for businesses in downtown Butler, a fire affected four local businesses including Reclamation Brewing Company, a family-owned brewpub. A dozen local fire companies helped put out the blaze. As the proprietor of Don Paul Jewelers, a family-run jewelry store, Brother Don Paul, 33°, Argyle Lodge No. 540, Chicora, [...]

2 02, 2021
  • Artist

Art Contest: “Embodying Masonic Values”

2021-05-06T12:42:59-04:00February 2nd, 2021|News|

The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania is sponsoring an art contest for amateur or professional artists, 18 and older, to submit original entries displaying a visual interpretation of Masonic Values pertaining to Freemasonry in Pennsylvania. Categories include oil, three-dimensional, drawing and print-making, water-based medium and digital imagery.

27 04, 2020
  • Finky the Clown with patient

Celebrating Donate Life Month with Masonic Blood+Organ Donor Program Ambassador Doug Fink

2020-04-27T12:27:07-04:00April 27th, 2020|News|

As a business owner; Past Potentate, Shrine Circus and Rodeo Chairman, LuLu Shrine; and incoming Junior Warden, Lodge No. 2, Philadelphia, Brother Doug “Finky” Fink (above, left) isn’t afraid of a little hard work. But his true calling is one of the hardest of all. “My job is to make people laugh,” he said – not referring to his [...]

21 04, 2020
  • Staff with donated flowers

Masonic Support During COVID-19

2020-04-21T12:00:24-04:00April 21st, 2020|News|

On behalf of the employees and residents of our Masonic Villages, I write to thank you and your families and friends for the overwhelming support we have received from the Grand Lodge, Blue Lodges and Pennsylvania Masons.

17 04, 2020
  • Members of the Lancaster Lodge

Six Questions of Freemasonry

2020-05-04T13:29:17-04:00April 17th, 2020|News|

Who Can Join? To qualify for membership, a petitioner must be male, at least 18 years of age, one who believes in the existence of a “Supreme Being,” of good moral character, motivated to join for reasons unrelated to personal gain or profit, prompted by a favorable opinion of Freemasonry, interested in learning and willing to practice the customs [...]

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