Pennsylvania Academy of Masonic Knowledge – March Symposium

Brother, you may have received a phone call about the upcoming Pennsylvania Academy of Masonic Knowledge symposium this Saturday, March 17, 2018. As you may have discovered, I am extremely passionate about Masonic Education. I encourage all Masons to get the most value from their membership be taking advantage of these educational opportunities. The Academy meetings are held in our backyard at the Masonic Villages in Elizabethtown, PA. We are very fortunate to have these meetings so close to home, as I have heard some brethren travel 2-3 hours just to attend these events. Please make every opportunity not to miss out on what promises to be an educational and informative event. More on the event speakers can be found:

The program will begin at 9:30 am however, registration starts at 8:30 am and all Masons are encouraged to attend. Please be sure to fill out an online registration form:
A lunch (requested contribution of $10) will be served at noon and the program will be completed by 3:00 p.m. All Masons are welcome to attend. The dress is coat and tie. Please recognize that a cost is incurred to the program for your registration. If you pre-register and subsequently determine that you will be unable to attend, please have the Masonic courtesy to cancel your reservation by the same method and providing the same information.

It’s with our support that makes these opportunities available for years to come, so please come out and support this wonderful educational event.

Your humble servant, Worshipful Master L. Kenneth Bray III



The Masonic Charities represent the work of generations of Freemasons, all coming together to make a better world. The foundation on which each of the Masonic Charities stand: a foundation of love. By donating to the 2017 Annual Masonic Charities Fall Appeal, you help build the foundation for five varying charities. YOU build a foundation for the future. YOU build a foundation for success. YOU build a foundation for growth. YOU build a foundation for love. YOU build a foundation for support. We take care of our Masonic family with programs that help our most fragile family members age safely and give members of all ages a place to turn for relief at the Masonic Villages. We are champions of leading young men and women to reach their potential by investing in our Masonic youth groups through the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation. We have led the charge with equal access to education, security and support for every child in our Masonic Children’s Home, which provides healthy growth and development. We preserve, protect and share our Masonic heritage in our Masonic Temple and Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania. You can make your donation online by logging onto and clicking “Donate” and complete the form. Or, mail your contribution to: Masonic Charities Office of Gift Planning, One Masonic Dr. Elizabethtown, PA 17022


Brethren, welcome back! I hope everyone had a great summer! I look forward to seeing everyone at our stated meeting on Wednesday September 13th. This meeting we will celebrate our Past Masters, honor our 25-year members, and last but not least vote on whether we will sell on not sell our beloved statue of George Washington. While this meeting is a pretty full agenda it will be easier to hear as our PA system has been installed and works beautifully. Enjoy the rest of your summer and God bless.

Lodge No. 43 Congratulates Brothers

Bro. Joshua D. Parmer, P.M.
Bro. Vincent L. Spadea

For receiving the 33° of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite
this summer at the Supreme Council session in Rochester NY.

Bro. Larry A. Derr, DDGM
For his nomination to R.W. Junior Grand Warden.
Please attend his reception at Abraham C. Treichler Lodge No. 682
January 3rd, 2018, 7:00 PM

Bro. Ronald B. Carson, P.M.
District Deputy Elect for the First Masonic District.
Please attend his reception at Abraham C. Treichler Lodge No. 682
January 5th, 2018, 7:00 PM.

Special Meeting Wednesday Aug. 9th

Brethren, I trust you are having an enjoyable summer.  At the request of the District Deputy Grand Master and myself, we will be holding a quick special meeting the evening of Wednesday Aug. 9th, at 7:30 for the purpose of voting on a candidate.  By approval of the District Deputy Grand Master, a prior call-them-all and this email was deemed adequate for due and timely notice.  While this will be a very quick meeting, I encourage you to attend if the summer  break has found you missing lodge. Listed below are a number of reminders and events for the upcoming weeks and months.

Thomas “TJ” Quinn, WM.

June Message from the East

Brethren, We have an extremely busy and exciting June on the horizon! Please come out and join the First Masonic District at the Relay For Life located at 2210 Horseshoe Rd., Lancaster PA 17601 at Conestoga Valley High School anytime after 5PM on Friday June 9th to 4PM Saturday June 10th. This event is for the purpose of raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Brother Ken Bray and I will be clocking 50 miles each, and will be running throughout the night. Feel free to stop by in support at anytime of the day or night. June 25th Lodge 43 will be having a picnic at the Wheatland estate home of Bro. and Past Master James Buchanan beginning at 1pm. Tickets are $10 each. Please contact Glenn Knight the lodge Chaplain for tickets. We will be having extra meetings this month on June 8th and June 22nd. The meeting on June 8th falls before our stated meeting and requires a dispensation, which was acquired. I look forward to our stated meeting June 14th please remember to bring nonperishable food items for our food bank collection.