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It is that time of year again… Dust off your favorite Hawaiian shirt, flip flops and ball caps, it’s here!!!
Whether you like Lobster or not, this is the place to be Sunday Feb. 17th
Tickets are just $25 each (whether steak & lobster or double steak)
Drink and Door Prize Tickets @ the door. For more information, or to place your order Contact Bro. John Nichols
Caleb Butler lodge is hosting another murder mystery dinner event, the St. Valentines Day Murder Myster. The event will be held on February 16th, starting at 6pm. Tickets ar $25/pp and can be purchased by contacting Rick Dickson at 978-400-1100. There will also be a silent auction. The last murder mystery dinner was a lot of fun (just ask anyone who attended!), so you won't want to miss this one.
Wor. Hal Sargent was presented the Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award at the January Communication of Frank W. Thompson Lodge for his dedication to both Scouting and Masonry.
Begin Your Masonic Journey Today
Saturday February 26th, from 9:30am-1pm at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA a Masonic Career Fair will be held for all recently raised Master Masons. Learn the different opportunities to become involved in your Lodge including its many committees, charities, and events. There are ways for every Brother to help their Lodge that can fit in your schedule. Speakers include those from Grand Lodge and throughout the jurisdiction. The event is presented by Team Guiding Principle of the 2010-2011 Masonic Leadership Institute class.
The event is free with coffee served in the morning and a light lunch to follow. This is also a great opportunity to tour the Museum after the event.
For more information and to register go to www.masoniccareerfair.org
Saturday November 13th, at 10am Brother William Flamburis of Joseph Warren-soley
Lodge has organized a Masonic Freedom Trail Walk. The approximately 1.5 mile walk
will be lead and narrated by Massachusetts own Masonic History Buff, Graeme Marsden.
Those interested in attending should meet at 10am in the foyer of the Grand Lodge in
Boston where an abbreviated tour of the building will be given. After which the walking
tour will begin, ending at the famous Union Oyster House around 12pm.
There is NO CHARGE for the tour. Participants will however be responsible for the cost
of their own meal.
Please feel free to bring the family and make a day of it in Boston, enjoy some history,
good food and the great company of your brothers.
Grand Lodge is located at corner of Tremont & Boylston Streets.
There is parking available at a garage next to Grand Lodge or the near by underground
garage at Boston Common.
Those interested may contact Brother William Flamburis at
Joseph Warren Soley Lodge invites you for a BBQ, catered by Red Bones of Somerville, MA. Read More for additional details and cost!
Saturday August 28th
Joseph Warren - Soley Lodge
The Menu will include: Red Bones famous Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken
The cost is $10 per person (non-profit covers the cost of a meal).
Soft drinks will be provided. Special preferences may be carried in.
Reservations are required and must be made by August 13th.
Payment must be made by August 20th.
Interested parties please contact Tom Hurley at: e-mail:
Lawn games will be available: Horse shoes, ladder balls, etc…
If you have a favorite game you would like share please do.
Please bring the family and enjoy!
To raise funds for his town's Fire Department, Gordon Huggins of Frank W. Thompson Lodge in Bedford completed a major bike ride throughout the 14th District.
This ride was also to commemorate the 235th anniversary of the death of General and Dr. Joseph Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Dr. Warren was Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts at the time of his death. Brother Huggins began early on the morning of June 17 starting at the Caleb Butler lodge in Ayer. He stopped at Tahattawan Lodge in Littleton, Joseph Warren-Soley lodge in Lincoln, Corinthian Lodge in Concord, Frank W. Thompson Lodge in Bedford, Simonds Lodge in Burlington, and Washington and Simon W. Robinson Lodges both in Lexington. He paused long enough at each lodge building only long enough to take a picture of his bike parked out in front. His journey was not without incident, however. He did have to contend with one flat tire. Thankfully, he carried a spare tube and after a quick repair he was on his way.
The funds raised will provide for the purchase of educational materials the Fire Department will use in conducting public safety educational programs.
WCVBTV Boston Channel 5 did a short piece on the recently discovered officers jewels, possibly made by Paul Revere, that the lodge recently unveiled. If you missed it, check out the video. The pieces are beautiful and our congratulations go to the lodge for uncovering this amazing piece of history.
The RW DDGM Ken Pfeiffer had the distinct pleasure of awarding Wor. Clark Paige with his 50 year Past Master's diploma on Monday, May 10th.
Wor. Paige was master of Caleb Butler Lodge back in 1960 and continues to be active in the lodge, serving as lodge secretary for many years until just recently when we reliquished that post.
RW Pfeiffer stopped by the lodge unexpectedly, announcing himself at the door during the regular business meeting. In a bit of showmanship (and to hide his intent), he had all the past masters present come to the East and line up in order of seniority. He then thanked each man starting from the most junior and finally got to Clark exclaiming 'You're the last one standing, stay here because we have something for you..'. He then presented Clark with his diploma and thanked him for his years of service to the Masonic Fraternity.
Clark's son and grandson were in attendence, having known ahead of time of the presentation. Brian Paige expressed how proud everyone in the family was about the award. Wor. Clark then thanked the brethren assembled and was escorted once around the lodge to a standing ovation.
The District road trip to New York city was held on April 17th. Above you can see the group as it stands outside of the Grand Lodge of New York, where the brethren had a tour while the ladies enjoyed the city. Afterwards everyone had time to visit the Big Apple before heading back to MA. A good time was had by all as evidenced by many Facebook posts that were observed during the day. Find a friend on Facebook from the 14th District to hear all about it.
While working in the attic above the lodge room last year, Wor. Randall Oxley and Wor. John Ritchie made a great discovery... but didn't know it at the time. Very recently we learned what was discovered and we are simply stunned... as you will be too.
Please join us on May 7th when we share our discovery with the public. We will have a social gathering beginning at 5:30 pm with the unveiling ceremony to begin at 7:00 pm. Dinner will follow, but is not required to attend the event.
Grand Lodge representatives will be present and we hope to have several authorities from the National Heritage Museum, Massachusetts Historical Society and the Paul Revere House present as well. The news outlets will also be present.
Don't miss your chance to witness history in the making!
If you plan to attend dinner, please RSVP at http://www.concordmasons.org/discovery
Tahattawan lodge will be having it's annual Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner on Saturday March 13th. The event will be from 4pm to 7pm at the Littleton Masonic apartments. There is a suggested donation of $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for children. This is a very popular event for the lodge and last year sold out so get there early!
More information at www.tahattawan.com or call 978-486-3198
Joseph Warren Soley presents an presentation “American Social Tensions & Freemasonry’s Transformations 1900-1930”
Speaker: Mark A. Tabbert
Director of Collections, George Washington National Memorial
Author of “American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities”
(if you want, bring a copy & get it autographed)
Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
Corinthian Hall (talk) & Banquet Room (dinner)
186 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Talk starts at 5.00pm Tuesday January 26th, 2010 (no charge)
Questions from the audience 6.00-6.30pm
Further discussion over dinner at 6.30pm ($10, booking is essential)
Ends by 7.30pm, when the regular monthly Lodge Meeting starts
Men & Women interested in Freemasonry and our Nation’s history
Curious Non-Masons, Prospective Masons & Existing Masons
This promises to be a busy and energetic evening. For us to hold
you a place, you MUST confirm your name and phone number by
January 17th to the Lodge voicemail on 781 259 9228
Caleb Butler Lodge and Frank W. Thompson Lodge cordially invite you and your significant other to join us at a Ladies at the Table. This event will be held on February 20th, starting at 6pm at the Ayer Sportsman's Club. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from Hal Sargent or Leo Kennen.
This event was well attended last year and is expected to be wonderful time this year again.