Volume LVIOctober 2009Number 3

Warrant Members Honored

On March 9, Mount Zion Lodge No. 774, McConnellsburg, honored the three remaining warrant members of the lodge during their Stated Meeting. R.W. Grand Master Stephen Gardner and R.W. Junior Grand Warden Robert J. Bateman attended.

-Mount Zion Lodge was constituted by a warrant from Grand Lodge on April 10, 1954, in a meeting of 15 Grand Lodge Officers and 27 warrant members who had resigned their memberships in other lodges to form this new lodge.

Left-right: Brothers Harvey J. Culler, raised 4/17/53, George Washington Lodge No. 143; Robert J. Bateman, R.W.J.G.W.; Daniel E. Winter, raised 2/22/52, George Washington Lodge No. 143; Stephen Gardner, R.W.G.M.; and Kenneth G. Richards, raised 1/28/49 in Everett Lodge No. 524.
Two Lodges Make History in Annapolis, Maryland

Palestine-Roxborough Lodge No. 135 and Hackenburg Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 19, both of Philadelphia, traveled to Annapolis Lodge No. 89 in Maryland on May 2, to confer the Master Mason Degree on Bro. Alexander Reiner, of Lodge No. 135. The degree team was composed of officers from both lodges, with Bro. S. Robert Wagman, P.M., Secretary of Lodge No. 19, as Worshipful Master. This was the first time that Pennsylvania ritual had been presented in Annapolis Lodge. They were able to accomplish this with the assistance of Bro. William L. Kingsbury, District Deputy Grand Master for District C. This was the second time that both lodges had traveled together to another jurisdiction to confer a degree, and both hope to continue this in the future.

At the completion of the degree, the three lodges enjoyed lunch prepared by the Stewards of Annapolis Lodge.

During the degree conferral, the ladies toured Annapolis and then both lodges toured the Naval Academy. After stopping for a buffet dinner, the group returned home with memories of a great time and thoughts about next year's trip.

Good Samaritan Lodge Members Live Up To Their Name

On May 9, members of Good Samaritan Lodge No. 336, Gettysburg, participated in their semi-annual cleanup of the "Friend to Friend" monument cemetery annex adjacent to the Gettysburg National Battlefield. The lodge signed an agreement with the National Military Park to volunteer every May and November to do a general cleaning of the entire monument area. Providing their own equipment and supplies, the brethren weed, trim hedges, prune shrubs, rake leaves, mulch shrub beds, sweep the area and haul away any trash they generate.

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