Category Archives: Events

Open Installation Of Officers

Family and Friends are invited to attend the Open Installation of the Officers of George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531 for the ensuing Masonic year. Dinner, refreshments, and desserts will be served beginning at 6:30.  The Open Installation Ceremony begins … Continue reading

Grab your clubs…it’s tournament time!

Members are invited to participate in Lodge 531′s Annual Charity Golf Tournament held on the third Friday, in August.

Registration is at Noon
Shotgun Start at 12:30 p.m.
Dinner will be served after 4:30 p.m.

Prizes and gifts will be awarded!

Be a Sponsor! Sponsor a Hole for $75, a Tee for $50, or make a Sponsor Donation of $30. Proceeds benefit Lodge 531′s Masonic Charity Fund. For more information, contact Brother Roy Smith, PM, 570-301-4033 or Brother John Sinclair, PM 570.916.6476.

Masons March in Veterans Day Parade

Members from George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531 joined Brothers from neighboring Lodges to march in the 67th annual Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, November 11. The 12thMasonic District walked ahead of the Irem Shriners, some of whom are also members of 531. Altogether, there were more than 1,000 people from military units and community organizations who marched to honor veterans. The Parade traveled along Market Street in Kingston and ended at the Square in Wilkes-Barre.

Masons & Matrimony

Brothers from Lodge 531 recently participated in the wedding ceremony of Brother James Byers. The wedding was held on Sunday, September 2, 2012, at Firwood United Methodist Church in Wilkes-Barre.

Brothers Christopher Matus, PM 2011, Jonathan Sinclair, WM 2012, David Evans Jr., and Robert McGuire Jr. served as ushers welcoming and directing guests. They later opened the ceremony by leading the wedding party to the altar where they stood until the Father of the Bride was seated. After the Pastor’s final remarks, the Brothers rose from their pew then walked halfway down the aisle where they formed a sword arch for the Groom and Bride to pass under. Once the entire wedding party had passed under and exited, the Masons sheathed their swords and closed the ceremony by being the last members to walk down the aisle.

Usually, Masons gather for ceremonies to celebrate the life of a Brother, but on that day four Brothers led the celebration of another’s nuptials. The incorporation of Freemasons in weddings is rarely done (if at all) and required the approval of District Deputy Grand Master Barry Littleford.

The special ceremony was well received by the audience and pleasantly surprised a Past Master from a neighboring district Lodge who was a guest of the Bride.

The event was noted in several local newspapers as well as the March 2013 issue of Freemasonry magazine.