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Welcome to the 14th Masonic District! sticky icon

By ddgm - Posted on 03 February 2013

 

On behalf of the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts, welcome to the website of the 14th District!

Whether you're interested in our ancient and honorable fraternity or a member looking for information we welcome you.

 

Our district is composed of 8 vibrant lodges each dedicated to improving ourselves and the communities we live in through genuine fraternalism, relief to those in distress, education and leadership.  

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This website provides convenient links to our constituent lodges in order to provide detail of their upcoming activities. If you are a brother Mason planning to be in our area, please consider visiting one of our lodges while you are here. You will find that you will be warmly received!

If you are not yet a Freemason and are interested in learning how to become one, please also make use of this website in order to find the contacts for the lodge in your community. Any of our lodges will be eager to answer your questions. For further information on Freemasonry in Massachusetts, please see the links which will connect you to the websites of our Grand Lodge.

Thank you for your interest!

Rt. Wor. Mike Boucher

District Deputy Grand Master

14th Masonic District

Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts

Official visits for the fall of 2017 announced

By districtadmin - Posted on 10 July 2017

The official visits of the DDGM for the fall of 2017 are shown below. The District Deputy is received at 8pm unless otherwise noted.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Simon W. Robinson

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Frank W. Thompson

Monday, September 25, 2017

Tahattawan

Monday, October 09, 2017

Caleb Butler

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Washington

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Joseph Warren-Soley

Monday, November 13, 2017

Corinthian

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Simonds

Spring 2017 Fraternal Visit schedule

By districtadmin - Posted on 16 January 2017

Here is the Fraternal visit schedule for the 14th Masonic District. The District Deputy will be received at 8pm sharp.

Date Lodge Location
Monday, February 13th, 2017 Corinthian, Simon W. Robinson Lexington (Tri-lodge)
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 Frank W. Thompson, Joseph Warren-Soley Lincoln (dual-lodge)
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 Simonds Burlington
Monday, March 27th, 2017 Tahattawan Littleton
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 Washington Lexington

First 2017 DDGM Fraternal Visit at Caleb Butler Lodge

By districtadmin - Posted on 30 December 2016

The first fraternal visit of 2017 will be held at Caleb Butler lodge on January 12th at a special communication. There will be no dinner. The DDGM will be recieved at 8pm.

Fall 2016 Official visit schedule

By districtadmin - Posted on 31 August 2016

The Fall 2016 Official Visit Schedule is now available. The District Deputy Grand Master is received at 8pm sharp, except where noted.

 

Lodge/Date Location

Monday, September 12th

Simon W. Robinson Lodge

Lexington, MA

Tuesday, September 20th

Frank W. Thompson Lodge

Bedford, MA

Monday, October 10th

Caleb Butler Lodge

Ayer, MA

Tuesday, October 11th

Simonds Lodge

Burlington, MA

Tuesday, October 25th

Joseph Warren-Soley Lodge

Lincoln, MA

Wednesday, November 9th

Washington Lodge

Lexington, MA

Monday, November 14th

Corinthian Lodge

Concord, MA

Monday, November 28th

Tahattawan Lodge

Littleton, MA

Fall 2015 Official Visit Schedule

By districtadmin - Posted on 15 June 2015

The schedule for the 2015/2016 Official Visits is listed below. The District Deputy Grand Master is received at 8pm sharp.

Date  Lodge Location
Monday, September 14th Simon W. Robinson Lexington
Monday, October 12th Caleb Butler Lodge Ayer
Wednesday, October 14th Washington Lexington
Tuesday, October 20th Frank W. Thompson Bedford
Monday, October 26th Tahattawan Littleton
Tuesday, October 27th Joseph Warren-Soley Lincoln
Monday, November 9th Corinthian Concord
Tuesday, November 10th Simonds Burlington

District Officers are expected to attend. Senior Lodge Officers are required to attend. Appointed Lodge Officers and Lodge Members are encouraged to attend. A Tuxedo is required for Officers to be on the Suite, but other Members may wear a dark suit. Please send apologies to the D.D.G.M. in advance if Senior Officers cannot attend. 

Officers: If you cannot attend personally make sure your Lodge is represented by asking another Brother from your Lodge to attend in your place.

Spring 2015 Fraternal Visit Schedule

By districtadmin - Posted on 21 January 2015

The Spring 2015 Fraternal Visit Schedule is now available. The District Deputy Grand Master is received at 8pm sharp, except where noted.

 

Lodge/Date Location

Monday January 25th

Tahattawan Lodge

DDGM recieved 7:30pm

Littleton

Saturday February 7th - 3:15pm

Corinthian Lodge

Simon W. Robinson Lodge

Caleb Butler Lodge

Boston (Tri-Lodge)

Tuesday Feb 10th

Simonds Lodge

Burlington

Tuesday March 17th

Frank W. Thompson Lodge

Bedford

Tuesday March 24th

Joseph Warren-Soley Lodge

Lincoln

Wednesday April 8th

Washington Lodge

Lexington

R.W. Harvey J. Waugh Elected Grand Master

By ddgm - Posted on 28 December 2013

At the Grand Lodge Annual Communication on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, R.W. Harvey J. Waugh was unanimously elected to serve as the 88th Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts. He will succeed M.W. Richard J. Stewart. Bro. Waugh served as Deputy Grand Master in 2005. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for the last six years.

The office of Grand Master is a volunteer position that is traditionally held by one brother for three consecutive one-year terms. An election will take place prior to the second and third years of his term.

R.W. Thomas A. Stark was elected Senior Grand Warden, while R.W. Kenneth W. Pfeiffer was elected Junior Grand Warden. Each will serve a one-year term in office.

R.W. Mason W. Russell was elected to serve as Grand Treasurer for 2014. M.W. Arthur E. Johnson was re-elected as Grand Secretary. One Trustee was elected to the Masonic Education & Charity Trust, R.W. Donald H. LaLiberte. His term will last until 2021. Five men were also elected to serve on the Grand Lodge Board of Directors. R.W. James R. Franklin was elected to his fifth three-year term, most recently having served from 2008 to 2010.

R.W. George J. Bibilos and R.W. Philip A. Drouin were each re-elected to their second three-year term. R.W. Richard Maggio was elected to finish the remaining two years of R.W. Mason Russell’s term now that he will be serving as Grand Treasurer.

R.W. William E. Yanakakis was elected to finish the remaining year of R.W. Robert V. Jolly, Jr.’s term; R.W. Bro. Jolly resigned to take the position of Business Manager with the Grand Lodge.

Each of these officers will be installed at the Grand Lodge Stated Communication on December 27th, 2013 in Boston. The Installation of Officers will be followed with the Feast of Saint John the Evangelist. The next Deputy Grand Master will be announced at the Feast of Saint John, as it is an appointed position.

2014 Fraternal and Official District Deputy Grand Master Schedule

By ddgm - Posted on 28 December 2013

 

The 2014 visitation schedule for the District Deputy Grand Master is now available.

Fraternal Visits

Lodge Date
Washington Lodge January 8, 2014
Tri-Lodge

February 15, 2014

2:00 PM at Grand Lodge

Frank W. Thompson Lodge February 18, 2014
Joseph Warren - Soley Lodge February 25, 2014
Simonds Lodge March 11, 2014
Tahattawan Lodge March 24, 2014

The DDGM is received at 8pm sharp, except at the Tri-Lodge which will be at 2pm. 

Official Visits

Lodge Date
Simon W. Robinson Lodge September 8, 2014

Washington Lodge

Caleb Butler Lodge

October 8, 2014

October 13, 2014 

Simonds Lodge October 14, 2014
Frank W. Thompson Lodge October 21, 2014
Tahattawan Lodge October 27, 2014
Joseph Warren - Soley Lodge October 28, 2014
Corinthian Lodge November 10, 2014

Fall 2013 Official Visit Schedule

By ddgm - Posted on 12 May 2013

 

This is the Fall 2013 Official visitation schedule of the DDGM. Take due notice.

 

  • Sept 9 Simon W. Robinson
  • Oct 14 Caleb Butler
  • Oct 9 Washington
  • Oct 22 Joseph Warren-Soley
  • Oct 28 Tahattawan
  • November 11 Corinthian
  • November 12 Simonds
  • November 19 Frank W. Thompson

 

Receptions are at 7:45 and Visits are at 8:00PM

 

Grand Master's Gala - April 27th, 2013

By ddgm - Posted on 23 March 2013

 

 

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, Most Worshipful Richard J. Stewart will be hosting the social highlight of his term as Grand Master at the Newton Marriott Hotel's Grand Ballroom.   This location was selected because of its convenient access to I-90, I-93, I-95, and the Commuter Rail for all potential attendees to take advantage of.

 

Tickets cost $75 per person or $150 per couple. More information can be found atwww.massfreemasonry.org/gala or by contacting R.W. Kenneth J. Scott, Gala Committee Chairman. 

 

What's Happening at the Gala?

 

The event will feature lavish hors d'oeuvres, fun surprises, and much much more! This is the perfect event to share the spirit of Freemasonry in a special evening with our ladies. We will be taking portrait photos during the Gala for interested couples, as well as providing a nice gift for the ladies to take home.

 

A social hour will begin at 7:00pm with dancing from 8:00pm until midnight to follow. Boston's premier party band, Hush, will be performing live music for the entirety of the evening!

 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to share in the social event of the Grand Lodge year! All net proceeds from the event will benefit our signature charity, the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory

What Should I Wear?

 

The attire for the event is black tie or dark suit, and evening wear for the ladies. Take advantage of this opportunity to go out for a night on the town and make your partner feel special!

 

Rooms at the Newton Marriott Hotel are available for a discounted rate of $119 the night of the Gala. Call 1.800.228.9290 and mention the event to the hotel staff when booking an overnight stay to receive the discounted rate.

Local Freemasons Welcome Public on April 6th.

By ddgm - Posted on 19 March 2013

Joining with Masonic lodges across the Commonwealth, Freemasons meeting in the 14th Masonic District (Ayer, Bedford, Burlington, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln and Littleton), will open their doors to the public on Saturday, April 6th, between 9 am and 3 pm, as part of the 2013 Spring Open House, a state-wide celebration of Freemasonry.  If you’ve ever wondered who the Freemasons are, whether they are the descendants of the Knights Templars, or what the inside of their building looks like, here’s your chance to find out.

More than 230 lodges will be hosting Open Houses to help the public gain a better understanding of what Freemasonry is, and the positive impact that is has on its members, their families, and community.  Members will provide tours of their building, talk about Freemasonry’s history, discuss its rituals, signs, and symbols, and explain what they do

“The 2013 Spring Open House is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about Freemasonry to meet and talk with Masons in their community,” said Richard J. Stewart, Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts and the presiding officer of 35,000 members.  “Although many have heard of us, very few are aware that for over 275 years we have been part of an unbroken tradition of great men who have changed our world in ways both big and small.  Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thurgood Marshall, and John Glenn, for example, all joined the Masons prior to achieving the greatness we recognize them for.  There are countless other great men, whose names are not widely known, that made their families, workplaces, and communities better because they were Masons.  I warmly invite the public to join us on April 6th.”

Freemasons trace their roots to the stonemason guilds that built Europe’s cathedrals and castles during the early part of the last millennium.  As construction of these buildings declined, they began accepting members from outside their trade.  These new members, influenced by the “Age of Enlightenment,” transformed the organization from a group for builders to one focused on developing the character of its members.  Freemasonry was formally organized in London, England in 1717. In 1733 it was formally organized in Massachusetts, making it the oldest Masonic group in the Western Hemisphere and the third oldest in the world. In 2008, Massachusetts Freemasons celebrated their 275th Anniversary.

Freemasonry, the world’s oldest and largest fraternity, seeks to bring together men of every country, religion, race, background, and opinion and develop the bonds of friendship between them.  Through a large variety of North American Masonic philanthropies, approximately $3,000,000 is given to charity every day, 70% of which benefits the general public.  During its initiation ceremony, which uses symbolism and allegory, its members are encouraged to value principles, ethics, and morality and to live their lives accordingly.  By “making good men better,” Freemasonry positively benefits its members, families and communities.  Freemasonry in Massachusetts is comprised of 35,000 members and more than 230 lodges throughout the Commonwealth.  For additional information, please call 800.882.1020, or visit askafreemason.org.

DDGM Spring 2013 Fraternal visit schedule

By districtadmin - Posted on 02 February 2013

The spring 2013 Fraternal visit schedule for the DDGM is as follows. Reception at 7:45pm, official visit begins at 8pm.

Date Lodge
1/14 Corinthian
2/11 Caleb Butler, Corinthian, Simon W. Robinson (tri-lodge)
2/19 Frank W. Thompson
2/26 Joseph Warren-Soley
3/12 Simonds
3/25 Tahattawan
4/10 Washington Lodge

Wor. Geoffrey Kromer receives the Joseph Warren Medal

By ddgm - Posted on 14 September 2010

September 13, 2010  Wor. Geoffrey Kromer, Past Master of Caleb Butler Lodge was awarded the Joseph Warren Distinguished Service Award at the hand of Rt. Wor. Kenneth W. Pfeiffer, District Deputy Grand Master.  Wor. Bro. Kromer is currently District Deputy Grand Marshal.

Joint Mason & Eastern Star Gala Dinner Theater Party – Oct. 23, 2010 Radisson Hotel, Chelmsford

By ddgm - Posted on 18 August 2010

Kenneth W. Pfeiffer, District Deputy Grand Master and

Beth Ann Ray, Deputy Grand Matron, OES - Massachusetts

Cordially Invite You to the 2010 Murder Mystery Dinner

“A Deadly Briefcase”  Performed by New Hampshire's premier production company.

October 23, 2010    Radisson Hotel    Route 110 and 495   Chelmsford, MA

 6:30 Social Hour w/piano  - - - 7:30 Meal and Show

$50 Single / $100 Couple / $485 Table of Ten

Join members of the 14th District and the Order of Eastern Star for an evening of fellowship, fraternity, food, fun and dinner theater  all proceeds after expenses will benefit the Grand Lodge Education Fund and Eastern Star Benevolences

Please order your tickets via email jgarfinkle@cimstratinc.com or

directly online by visiting http://www.district14masons.org/mysterydinnertickets

Official Visit Schedule for the 14th District Deputy Grand Master

By districtadmin - Posted on 16 August 2010

This is the Fall 2010 Official visitation schedule of the DDGM. Take due notice.

Sept 13 Caleb Butler
Sept 27 Tahattawan
Oct 11 Simon W. Robinson
Oct 13 Washington
Oct 26 Joseph Warren-Soley
November 8 Corinthian
November 9 Simonds
November 16 Frank W. Thompson

Receptions are at 7:45 and Visits are at 8:00PM

2010 DDGM Visitation Schedule

By districtadmin - Posted on 23 January 2010

The 2010 visitation schedule for the District Deputy Grand Master is now available.

Fraternal Visits

Frank W. Thompson January 19th
Tri-Lodge, Concord February 8th
Washington February 10th
Joseph Warren-Soley February 23rd
Simonds March 9th
Tahattawan March 22nd

Official Visits

Caleb Butler September 13th
Tahattawan September 27th
Simon W. Robinson October 11th
Washington October 13th
Joseph Warren-Soley October 26th
Corinthian November 8th
Simonds November 9th
Frank W. Thompson Novermber 16th

 

First Fraternal Visit of the District Deputy Grand Master

By ddgm - Posted on 21 January 2010

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The First Fraternal Visit of District Deputy Grand Master Right Worshipful Kenneth W. Pfeiffer was held at Frank W. Thompson Lodge in Bedford on January 19.  Accompanying him on his suite were over 60 distinguished masons from various lodges in New England.  Bro. J. Grant Pfeiffer, the son of Rt. Wor. Pfeiffer, presented him to Wor. Leo M. Kenan, the Master of Frank W. Thompson at 8:01PM.

Guests who offered their remarks that evening included Rt. Wor. Jay A. Jolicoer, Deputy Grand Master and Rt. Wor. Paul Perkins, Senior Grand Warden of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.

A ham dinner served to over 100 preceded the visit and a collation followed the closing of the lodge at 8:50PM.  

 

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