Mariners Lodge #150 Barnegat, NJ

Craftsmans Club

Posted by Bro. Steve M.

2019 Craftsman's Club
Meets every first Monday of the Month

(Except holidays. Labor Day meets the first Tuesday of the Month.)
Calendar Drawing starts at 6:00 PM
Dinner Served at 6:30 PM
Meetings: 7:30 PM ~ 9:00 PM

This is an open event for all men, Masons and non-Masons alike. It is a no-pressure atmosphere if you just want to come in and ask some questions. We will be happy to extend our home to feel like your home for the time you are with us. The dress is casual and the food is excellent. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge to visit. Any Brother will be happy to assist you if you plan on stopping by.


Mentoring and Progression

Posted by Bro. Steve M.

When: Wednesdays
Where: Mariners Lodge No. 150
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Mentoring and Progression isn't just about being able to remember something. It is also learning the meaning behind what you are saying. Whether you're a past grand officer or a newly initiated Entered Apprentice, come join us for fellowship, Brotherhood and Education.

Dinner is not served. However, please let us know if you wish to line up an easy dinner. (Pizza or subs)

Entered Apprentices, Fellowcrafts and Master Masons studying their required work should attend when possible. All others welcome.


Junior Past Master’s Roast

Posted by Bro. Steve M.

This event is to offset the cost to Lodges for various District Functions.


25 Dollars per ticket. Cash Bar.


Ashes in the Alley

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Hawaiian Shirt Night

Posted by Bro. Steve M.

Mariners Lodge is having a Hawaiian-Shirt Night on June 11th 2018 at 7:30 PM. Please come out and join us for an evening of Food and Brotherhood.

Imi Ka’kou E Ka Kukui --"Let us seek the Light."


Mariners – Darcy Fellowcraft Collaboration!

Posted by Bro. Steve M.

Mariners Lodge had the pleasure of assisting Darcey Lodge No. 37 with their Fellowcraft degree and passing one of our own, Bro. FC Nasir Dakrat.

Those in Attendance:

(Top Row Left to right): Bro. James Hespe, Bro. Steve Germond IV, Bro. Paul Egbert, Bro. John Grazioso, Bro. Josmar Diaz, WB Gregory Stevens, Bro. Allen Thatcher

(Bottom Row Left to Right): Bro. Walter Hargis III, WB Fouad Kashouty, DB Anthony Iaria Jr, Bro. FC Nasir Dakrat, Bro. Steven Metelski Jr, WB Peter Rahtjen, Bro. Walter Hargis Jr, Bro. Joseph Mitchell

Another image of the Mariners Lodge and Darcy collaboration: Link


Tuckerton Visit

Posted by Bro. Steve M.

Congratulations on a Successful Travel Night with WB Peter Rahtjen and to our five Brearley Award Recipients presented by Grand Master Deiter B. Hees!

Award Recipients:
- Bro. Walter Hargis, Junior Deacon
- Bro. Steve Germond, Senior Master of Ceremonies
- Bro. James Hespe, Junior Master of Ceremonies
- Bro. Allen Thatcher, Junior Steward
- Bro. Tom Kostka

Not pictured, but traveled with WB P. Rahtjen: RW Robert Shields, Grand Tiler and WB Doug Harper. (WB Pete was too slow to get to his seat in the first one!)




Upcoming Event Reminders

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Gold Collar Degree
♦ Saint Patrick's Day Dinner


A Message from the East

Posted by Bro. Steve M.

Greetings Brothers,
Many past masters told me , prior to December, how fast my year would go by. As I am writing this message, it’s almost March, and I don’t know where February went. It’s been busy to say the least. Two of my favorite symbols of our craft are the Beehive and the Hourglass. It’s very easy these days to get caught up in our busy lives. I, for one, use these symbols to stay focused, and remember we are made to be active and social creatures. Don’t become another drone in the hive while those little particles slide through their little container.

I had the opportunity this month to visit with a long time mason (raised in 1955). We had a quick chat, but what I really took from our visit was the immense pride that he has of being a Mason. He proceeded to pull out a folder full of everything masonic of his through the years - papers, certificates, etc. I have much love and pride in our institution, and to see that we are following in the footsteps of some fantastic men is a good feeling. On another note, that visit also brought some sincere happiness to his daughter, who is caring for him. To see that a quick visit can really mean so much to a family is a true lesson. I really encourage all of you to keep in touch with our brothers, and if you haven’t seen anyone for a while, check in with them. I know you will get a good feeling in your heart to make someone happy!

There are two big events in March, the first being the Reception for this year’s 20th District Grand Officers, including our own Robert Shields, on March 8th at Sea Oaks. For information or tickets see me or WB Harper. Also, we have our big St. Patrick’s Dinner on March 10th at the Lodge. For information or tickets see me or SW Mitchell.

This month’s “Freemasons in History” Davy Crockett:
“The King of the Wild Frontier” was a folk hero and a politician, but also a freemason. It was while he was serving in Washington that he became a Mason, and when he left to explore Texas he gave his masonic apron to the Weakly Lodge in Tennessee, where it still remains. His idea was to settle in Texas and move his family there, but sadly, that never happened. While he was there was a surprise attack by Mexican soldiers and so the Battle of the Alamo began. When the battle was over, and the Mexicans had taken the fort, Crockett was discovered among the dead. On March 6, 1775, Prince Hall and fourteen other free Negroes of Boston were made Master Masons in an Army lodge attached to one of General Gage’s regiments.

Sincerely and fraternally,
WM Peter Rahtjen


Saint Patty’s Day Dinner

Posted by Bro. Steve M.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner

March 10th, 2018

Dinner Price: 20 Dollars when buying tickets.

Please note: Ticket sales end on the 9th. Admission Price the day-of is $25.
Please buy your tickets in advance!