The Lodge’s Warden’s were recognized by the Brethren for their service at March’s Stated Meeting. This year’s Wardens are a son and father – Bro. Donald Holdredge Jr, Sr. Warden, and Bro. Donald Holdredge Sr., Jr. Warden. Bro. Robert Wagner, WM, presented pins to the Wardens and thanked them for their service. Wardens assist the Worshipful Master with Lodge meetings, degrees, and organizing Lodge events, and – if qualified – preside over meetings and degrees in the Master’s absence.
Following the meeting, the Susquehanna Chapter of the DeMolay demonstrated the Ceremony of Lights which is part of the youth fraternity’s activities. One of the Chapter’s leaders, Bro. Martin Braen, closed the presentation with a brief explanation of the youth fraternity and thanked the Lodge for a recent donation.
Brother Braen is a member of Lodge No. 442, Wilkes-Barre, and has been at speaker at our Lodge on a few occasions. At his last appearance in November 2012, he spoke on the subject of Freemasonry during the American Civil War.
On a historical note, March signifies the Lodge’s 138th Anniversary. To learn about the Lodge’s history, go to Lodge 531.