Category Archives: Members

Highlights from our May Meeting

The local chapter of the Demolay presented a Ceremony of Lights following the Lodge’s May Stated Meeting. The meeting featured an Official Visit of the District Deputy Grand Master Bro. Barry Littleford. Two brothers were also presented with a 50-year … Continue reading

Highlights from our April Meeting

  The April Stated Meeting of Lodge 531 featured a presentation about Flood Protection of the Wyoming Valley by Jim Brozena P.E., Director of Flood Protection for Luzerne County. Brozena discussed the devastation caused by the flooding in September 2011 … Continue reading

Annual Regional School of Instruction Conference

Members of Lodge 531 participated at the Annual Regional School of Instruction Conference held on Mach 17, at the Masonic Temple in Scranton. As Principal of the School of Instruction for District 12, Bro. Lynn Sheehan, P.M., led the group … Continue reading

Highlights from our March Meeting

Our March Meeting, held on Monday, March 5, featured a presentation by Tom Supey Jr. on Mining in the Wyoming Valley. Mr. Supey is Superintendent of the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour in Scranton. He shared his vast knowledge of coal mining covering … Continue reading

Highlights from our February Meeting

The Stated Meeting of Monday, February 6, included the Trustees Report by Brother Barry Wagner and the presentation of the Past Master Jewel to Brother Chris Matus, PM, for his service in 2011. A Testimonial Dinner will be held in … Continue reading

Highlights from our January Meeting

The Stated Meeting of Monday, January 2, was the premiere of our 2012 Worshipful Master Bro. Jonathan Sinclair as well as brothers Noel Kline, Junior Deacon, and Donald Holdredge, Sr., Senior Master of Ceremonies. A presentation on Masons in American History … Continue reading

Highlights from our December Meeting

  Our Stated Meeting held on Monday, December 4, was a fine finish for the Masonic year and the tenure of Worshipful Master Christopher Matus. Brother Matus was the first Worshipful Master to hold an Open Officer Installation at Lodge … Continue reading

Highlights from our November Meeting

During our November Stated Meeting, Brother Mark Stavish from Wyoming Lodge No. 468 spoke on the subject of Freemasonry with “The Master’s Word“. His compelling speech discussed the true meaning of the words we use and their origins. Brother Stavish … Continue reading

Masons March in Veterans’ Day Parade

Members from George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531 joined Brothers from neighboring Lodges to march in the 66th annual Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, November 6. The 12th Masonic District marched along with more than 1,000 people from … Continue reading

1-Day Masonic Journey

George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531 participated in the 1-Day Masonic Journey held on Saturday, Nov 5, 2011, at Masonic Temple, Wilkes-Barre. Worshipful Master Chris Matus gave the First Degree and Senior Warden John Sinclair gave the Second Degree. They … Continue reading

Brother visits George Washington Masonic Memorial

In August, Brother Jim Byers visited the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA, during his trip to Washington D.C.

The George Washington Masonic Memorial’s construction began in 1910 and has experienced renovations and additions all the way up until 1999. It is privately funded through the grateful contributions of Freemasons and others, yet remains open to the public, free of charge, seven days a week. Inside, there are several statues of Brother Washington along with many of his fraternal and personal items such as aprons, furniture, and even locks of his hair. A trip to the Memorial comes highly recommended. Go to to see more.