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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

Testimonial Dinner

This is a reminder that tickets are available for the March 28, 2015 Testimonial Dinner honoring Bro. Donald Holdredge Jr., PM for 2014.

The Dinner/Dance will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Apple Tree Terrace at Newberry Estates in Dallas. Tickets are $38 in advance.  Please call our  Secretary Bro. Barry Wagner PM at (570) 696-6878 or any officer for tickets.

The Testimonial dinner has been a great event for the entire family year after year.  The food is always great.  Come join us for a night of fun, laughs, and a few dances.

Dinner Menu:

Grilling Station
London Broil & Horseradish Sauce – Grilled Chicken & Hollandaise Sauce
– Steamed Asparagus, Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Carving Station
Apricot Glazed Ham – Stuffed Orange Roughy w/ Seafood Alfredo Sauce

Pasta Station
Penne – Fettuccine – Marinara, Vodka, and Lobster Newburg Sauces

Dessert Station
Variety of Pastries – Cookies & Ice Cream – Coffee & Tea

Grab your clubs…it’s tournament time!

golf_montageMembers are invited to participate in Lodge 531‘s 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, August 22, 2014.

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!

$75 per person (green fees, cart, & dinner)
$25 per person (dinner only)

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. Members have received a Tournament Brochure. Entry deadline is August 17th. For more information, contact Brother Roy Smith, PM, or Brother John Sinclair, PM.

2013 Testimonial Dinner

Testimonial Dinner for Bro. Jonathan Sinclair, Past Master 2012

2012wmBrothers, family, and friends joined together to honor Brother Jonathan Sinclair for his service as Worshipful Master for 2012. The event was held on Saturday, April 27, at the Apple Tree Terrace at Newberry Estates in Dallas.

During the dinner, Bro. Sinclair recognized several brothers for their assistance and encouragement during his time as Worshipful Master as well as his wife, Tara. He also talked about the challenges and accomplishments that occurred during 2012.

Current Acting District Deputy Bro. Donald Weaver, PM, PDDGM, attended the event in DD Bro. Barry Littleford’s absence. Bro. Weaver welcomed guests with a short speech regarding Freemasonry within District 12. Bro. Bill Shaffer followed with anecdotes and a humorous reflection of Bro. Sinclair’s tenure.

The event was attended by more than 50 people who enjoyed the food, fun, and dancing.


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.