Mariners Lodge #150 Barnegat, NJ

Ashes in the Alley

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Hawaiian Shirt Night

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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!

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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

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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

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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!


Master Mason – Gold Collar Degree

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Master Mason Degree - Gold Collar Second Section
March 12, 2018.

Early Opening (Officers Required)
6:00 PM

First Section - Dinner.
6:30 PM
Those not wishing to participate in the Degree may eat dinner.
Those who wish to participate need to eat ahead of time or in between 1st and 2nd section.

Second Section
7:30 PM

Be There AND be Square


Message From the East

Posted by Bro. Steve M.


Greetings Brethren,

I am not sure about you, but I am hoping that in a few days, the groundhog comes out and sees no shadow, because I am ready for an early spring.

2018 finds us in some amazing times. With so much happening in the world, it’s often hard to stay focused on the direction which is best for you. I personally find that to be true occasionally. You can look at social media and your thoughts may be swayed in one direction, and then watch the evening news and your thoughts can be moved in another direction altogether. We can all get caught up in the heat of the moment. The way I continue to try to counter that is to remind myself of the lessons we learn in the Lodge, and what it truly takes to be a Mason. Be kind to all people. Examine the facts, examine history, and think for yourself; don’t let anyone think for you. One of my favorite quotes comes from Mahatma Gandhi: "You must be the change you want to see in the world.” I find this very valuable and use it when I need to focus.

February is a busy month at Mariners Lodge; we have some fun events coming up where I hope to see you. February 10th we have the Grand Lodge Valentines dance at the Parkertown Firehouse. February 24th at 7 PM we will be holding a ballroom dance lesson event at Mariners which was a great time when we did it before. There are limited spots left; contact me for information.

This month’s edition of notable Freemasons take a look at the sports world. I’m sure most basketball fans know that Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal is a Prince Hall Mason, but did you know former Chicago Bulls Champion Scottie Pippen is as well? Also, Denver Broncos legend John Elway is a perpetual lifetime member of South Denver Lodge No. 93.

Sincerely and fraternally,
WM Peter Rahtjen


Fellowcraft Degree

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Our Initiated Brethren are going to be Passed to the Degree of Fellowcraft!