Another place to find Lodge 43

Check it out Brothers! we can also be found along with all 9 Lodges in our District at this web site. Our page is here I also suggest the Masons who are business owners list their business names on the new Masonic Business Directory. It is Free and never hurts to let other Brothers know your a business owner and Mason. I think too the feature of the google map on each Lodge’s page will help us all when we go and visit other Lodges in our First Masonic District.



Lodge No. 43, F. & A. M.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Whereas, the practice of Freemasonry remains strong and steadfast in the County of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and for its own part, Lodge No. 43, Free & Accepted Masons rededicates itself to the engagement of all its members, but most especially those that are residents of the Masonic Village of Elizabethtown.

Whereas, involving the newest members of our lodge and the fraternity is in the best interest of Freemasonry and directly results in better practice, understanding, and appreciation of the craft; and

Whereas, it is our duty to make certain our brothers that are residents of the Masonic Village deserve our oversight and they are not in want,; and

Whereas, Lodge No. 43, F. & A M. recognizes that some of our brothers, now in their golden years, may have special needs or require our assistance in some way, ; and

Now, I, Brother Thomas E. Hopta, Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 43, F. & A M., hereby declare and proclaim that the 21st day of April, 2012, shall be ever known as an official day of visitation and brotherhood among all the members of this lodge residing at the Masonic Village; that it is my will and pleasure that as many members of this lodge that are not a resident of the Masonic Village shall visit those that are; that our purpose to visit our brethren that are residents of the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown is to provide fellowship and determine any special needs or requirements; and by this proclamation, let it be known to all members of Lodge No. 43, F. & A M. that this lodge will never forget our brothers that are residents of the Masonic Village of Elizabethtown.

I hereby encourage and request that all members of Lodge No. 43, F. & A M. that possibly can visit the Masonic Village of Elizabethtown on April 21 st, 2012, to participate in our -offici-al day of visitation.

I hereby affix my signature this 14th day of March, 2012 AD., 6012 AL.

Thomas E. Hopta Worshipful Master


George G. Sheldon, Jr. Secretary

RWGM and Brothers from Lancaster

Masons by Frank Tunis

Photo from the 1/10/12 Open Meeting at the Masonic Center of Lancaster County. The newly Elected RWGM sits in front, surrounded by Grand Lodge Officers and dignitaries. Note our very own Illustrious Brother Charles A. Achey, Jr. ,Past District Deputy Grand Master standing right behind the new RWGM. Our DDGM front row seated far left