Join us at Mt Pickering Lodge on Saturday, August 20th for a pig roast

Brethren,
Please mark your calendars and join us at Mt Pickering Lodge on Saturday, August 20th for a pig roast from 5-9 PM.
We will have a pig, roasted, seasoned, and pulled or cut with a variety of sides and drinks.

All you can eat, $25 per person, $10 for under 10, and free for under 5 years old. 
There will be take away dinners for $15 each at the lodge.

Mt Pickering Lodge, 218 Byers Rd, Chester Springs PA 19425

Summer School at Thomson Lodge

Brethren,

A message from Brother Ken Good, Principal of SOI:

Good Morning All,

This is a reminder about the Summer School of Instruction at Thomson Lodge #340 in Paoli, Tuesday, July 12, @ 7 pm. The Entered Apprentice Degree will be exemplified.

Also, if you are planning to attend the last School, July 26, there is a dinner provided before the meeting. However, you are requested to sign up for that so a headcount can be given to the caterer.

Another reminder: There will be a rehearsal Wednesday, July 13, @ 7 pm, at Spring-Ford Lodge, for the Fellow Craft Degree, that the 40th is exemplifying Tuesday, July 19, at the Summer School. There are still 5 positions remaining to be filled please: Pursuivant, Candidate, Chaplain, Treasurer, and Secretary. 

Thank you. 

Bro Ken Good

Union Lodge’s 15th Annual Golf Outing

15th Annual Golf Outing
Friday, August 12th, 2022
$85 per person | Rain or shine!

Includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, dinner and refreshments on the course. Non-golfers can also enjoy dinner + beverages for a nominal fee. See back of the form for registration details.

>> Registration and lunch will be in the pavillion @ 12PM
>> 4-Person Scramble with a Shotgun Start @ 1PM
>> Prizes and FUN for all!

Arrowhead Golf Course
1539 Weavertown Road, Douglassville, PA 19518 

June 2022 Quarterly Invite from Boyertown Lodge

Boyertown Lodge No. 741 was planning on live streaming the June Quarterly communication in our fellowship hall on the morning of the event on June 11th at 9:30am.  We have a large screen, projector, and roku speaker and we were going to watch the event while enjoying some coffee and donuts.  We’ve got ample space, so we were extending the invite to brothers from other lodges within the mighty 40th to join us if they’d like.  I’ll bring some printed out flyers to School.

Thanks,

Bro Tom Johnston

An Important Message from the RWGS

From: Mark A. Haines <RWHaines@pagrandlodge.org>
Subject: FW: reminders

The Grand Master has asked me to update you with the following:

The Grand Master has designated June as casual attire month. Should any of your lodges choose this option, members are permitted to wear casual attire (no shorts, jeans and /or sneakers). Officers are still required to wear Masonic dress and regalia for the meetings.

The Grand Master has issued the attached blanket dispensation allowing the lodges to conduct combined EA & FC degrees during the month of September.  

Also, as a reminder if you are aware of any award recipients (Master Builder; Craftsman and/or Pillar) who will be attending the Quarterly Communication in Johnstown, please provide us with their names and lodge numbers. The awards need to be given to me Friday evening or Saturday morning prior to the Communication.

Thank you; safe travel to all.  

 S&F – mark

Summer School of Instruction

Brethren,

There will be a School of Instruction summer series beginning July 5, 2022 and continuing weekly, every Tuesday, July 26, being the last session, at Thomson Lodge No 340, in Paoli.  The series will begin with the Business of the Lodge, succeeded by the Entered Apprentice Degree, followed by the Fellow Craft Degree, and ending with either the Master Mason Degree or possibly a question and answer session with probably the Director of the Ritualistic Work, Brother Larry Buzzard. 

The 40th has been tasked with exemplifying the FC Degree or possibly just doing the mechanics, as we did at the Sectional School in Philadelphia in April. We can discuss this at the next district School of Instruction, June 1.

Thank you.

Bro Ken Good

Memorial Day parade in Pottstown

Brethren,

Stichter Lodge No 254 has volunteered to march in the Memorial Day parade in Pottstown.

For those planning on being in the Memorial Day Parade this Monday, please be at the Lodge by 8:30 AM.

Rally time at Goodwill Fire Company is between 9:00 to 9:30 AM with step-off sometime around 10:00 AM.

Goodwill Fire Company is having a breakfast that morning,  I’m unsure how much it costs per person, but always nice to support our local fire companies (responders).

Officers (WM, SrWdn, JrWdn should be in tails and regalia.

Others may be in business casual such as polo shirts (Stichter Lodge preferred)

and khakis,   I will have for sale several of the Stichter Lodge polo shirts that morning.

Any questions, reach out to me.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Worshipful Master Allan Makins, Jr., 2022

Dogwood Parade update

Parade May 21st dogwood Parade meeting at 11 am at 413 Fairview st Phoenixville pa 19460. Dress is suit and tie some will walk but transportation will be available 

Thank you 

Thomas Norman
Worshipful master
Phoenix lodge 75