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A Message from the East

Master’s Message March 2019

March is upon us, and the inevitable progress towards spring reminds us of all the great times ahead of us. As I look at the near future I see a Game Night at the Lodge (March 9th 7:00 PM) and our ever popular Ballroom  Dancing fundraiser (April 13th), benefiting Mariners scholarship fund.

              Also March brings us to our annual St. Patrick’s day celebration on March 16th; that annual festival of bagpipes, dancers, corned beef, cabbage, and fellowship that brings us, our families, and friends closer every year..  

            Regardless of our ages, March and April remind us of the rebirth of Spring, and should encourage each and every one of us to reach out, reengage with our families and friends, and look for opportunities to be of service to our fellow man.

And in honor of March I chose again to turn to Bro. Carl Claudy, for his musing on Brotherly Love:

Brotherly love is not a tangible commodity. We cannot touch it or weigh it, smell it or taste it. Yet it is a reality; it can be creative, it can be fostered, it can be made a dynamic power. The Master who has it in his Lodge and his brethren will find that Lodge and brethren give it back to him. The Master too worried over the cares of his office to express friendliness need never wonder why his Lodge seems too cold to his effort.


Sincerely & Fraternally,

W.M. Joseph Mitchell

Craftsmans Club

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

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.

Mariners – Darcy Fellowcraft Collaboration!

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

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!)