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Worshipful Master requests the first and second line signers of petitions be present for the stated meetings when the petition is presented and balloted and at extra meetings when the Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason degrees are conferred.

Welcome To Our Lodge…

Constituted in 1875, George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531. has the largest brethren in District 12. Named in honor of the 11th U.S. Vice President George M. Dallas, the Lodge has amassed over 850 members.

Each month, Lodge 531 features presentations to educate and entertain regarding Freemasonry, with some open to the public. It also welcomes new members and works to help others take further steps in Freemasonry.

531 continues to serve the public through charitable donations and fund-raising events each year. Several organizations such as the Back Mountain Food Pantry and American Legion Post 672 have benefited from the generosity of our Lodge.

We invite you to explore the pages of our website so that you may become more familiar with Freemasonry and Lodge 531. If you have any questions or are interested in joining our Lodge, please Contact us.


Current Membership – 854

Peter Calkins receives Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award

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On behalf of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and Right Worshipful Grand Master Robert J. Bateman, George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531 presented Bro. Peter Calkins with the Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award. The award was presented to Bro. Peter Calkins by Bro. Donald Weaver, Acting District Deputy Grand Master of the 12th Masonic District for his outstanding service to youth and Freemasonry by serving as a dedicated member of George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531, and a devoted Scout Leader of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council No. 501 and Dallas Troop 281 of the Boy Scouts of America. Bro. Peter Calkins was nominated for the award by Bro. Barry Wagner, past master.

Bro. Peter Calkins is currently serving as Senior Warden of George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531 and will serve as Worshipful Master in 2016. Calkins has been a devoted scouting leader serving as a Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 281 and currently serving as Scoutmaster for Troop 281 in Dallas.

Shown in photo above, from left are: Donald Weaver, Acting District Deputy Grand Master, Peter Calkins, Senior Warden and Donald Holdredge Sr., Worshipful Master.