On Oct. 4, Grand Master S. Eugene Herritt welcomed brethren and guests to the Grand Exhibition Gala. This event was held at the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia to celebrate the opening of the juried art show sponsored by The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania. All artwork entered displayed a visual interpretation of Freemasonry in Pennsylvania. All artwork was reviewed [...]
Brother David Moore, District Deputy Grand Master - 29th Masonic District, had a Masonic encounter in his professional life that reminded him of the impact of a fraternal bond even when in crisis.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, these events netted Raised for Masonic Charities! Seven Springs Event Results High Overall Winner with a Score of 96: Ken HeeseRunner-up: Mark AltomariHigh Overall Female with a Score of 87: Lisa FrederickWinning Team: Joe and Lisa FrederickRunner-up Team: Ken Brooks, Paul Means, Jeff Conko and Nate Lilly Lehigh [...]
Brother Alan P. Duncan, District Deputy Grand Master – 26th Masonic District, shares a personal story about the value of mentorship in the fraternity.
Brother and other interested parties,On September 1, the eye of Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the Abaco Islands with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph (295 km/h), making it the strongest hurricane on record to affect the Bahamas. Dorian ripped through the northern Bahamas as a category five hurricane with wind gusts of 200 mph (300 km/h) and huge storm [...]
Nebraska Grand Master Robert W. Moninger has asked the Masonic Service Association to issue a Disaster Relief Appeal. Nebraska has experienced historic flooding in the eastern part of the state and devastating blizzards in central and western Nebraska with major loss of farm and ranching assets and income.
Bro. Ken Hudson, Lodge No. 43, Lancaster, often wears a T-shirt which reads on the back: “Hazmat Technician. If you see me running, run the other way.” This may be true at the scene of an accident or spill, but people are more likely to flock to Ken and his big heart.
After 30 years with the Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania, Dr. Glenys A. Waldman, Librarian, is retiring this year. Dr. Waldman, the first female and first professionally-trained librarian at the Masonic Library, was the last to hold the title of Librarian and Curator, 2000-2005. As the curatorial responsibilities of the Museum became more complex, she became Librarian in 2005, and [...]
Brother Thomas W. Jackson has traveled to all 50 states and Canadian provinces and met Masonic leaders and presidents around the world in the name of Freemasonry. He’s received numerous honors and awards for his contributions as a mediator and advisor. But this summer, at age 82, he experienced a first: his likeness on a Brazilian stamp. “I’ve been to [...]
Charity is a universal characteristic of Masonry. It has been said that “the Masonic Way is to give without remembering and to receive without forgetting.”Shortly after 1717, when Lodges were still associations of stoneworkers and masons, the cessation of cathedral building and the expansion of overseas trade lessened the importance of the masons’ companies, and they had to change to [...]