Upcoming GL Events
As has been the tradition, the Freemasons commemorate "Flag Day" by participating in a parade. Representatives from the Framingham Freemasons continue the tradition
If you ever spot a Freemason and want to learn more about it, you should ask. Most Freemasons love to discuss the fraternity (so be forewarned, you may need an exit strategy).
by Marching in "Regalia," (the collars and aprons signify they are members of the lodge leadership.)
Alpha Lodge wishes to extend the invitation to all regular and upright Freemasons to attend the reception of
R.W. George F. Hamilton
Senior Grand Warden
Saturday, February 22, 2020
The Grand Lodge Building, 186 Tremont Street, Boston
Lodge Opens at 11:45 A.M.
Investiture of the Fellow Craft Degree
Greet the Grand Master at 2:00 PM
Grand Master will be received at 2:30 P.M.
Reception to follow.
Worshipful Brother George Hamilton (center) has received two distinguished honors as of late. First, he has been named Senior Grand Warden of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. Second, he has been elected to serve as an active member of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, in August. Worshipful Brother Hamilton was raised in Alpha Lodge in 1984 and served as Master from 1987 to 1989. He was appointed to the office of Grand Standard Bearer by M.W. Jeffrey B. Hodgdon in 2007 and currently serves on the Grand Lodge Board of Directors. He served as the Most Wise Master of Mount Olivet Chapter of Rose Croix from 2014 to 2017 and was created a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33°, Honorary Member of the Supreme Council in August of 2017. George is a member of the York Rite bodies as well, and has been elected to receive the degrees in St. Bernard Commandery #12.
We wish Brother Hamilton the best of luck on his new appointments and his bid for Senior Grand Warden, and we offer him our full support. Please join us in congratulating our distinguished brother.
Congratulations to Alpha's Erik Marks whose work appeared in this month's Southern California Research Lodge's "Fraternal Review" alongside the work of Right Worshipful Michael Jarzabek, our Past Senior Grand Warden. This edition, "The Force and the Dark Side," explores the antithesis of the "Light" we so often refer to in Freemasonry. This edition is a follow-up to their December 2017 issue, "The Force and the Light," with articles that explore these themes but also draw comparisons to those themes within the Star Wars "Legend." Thanks to both Brothers Marks and Jarzabek for their work and congratulations for the recognition of such work. To subscribe to the the Southern California Reserach Lodge "Fraternal Review" or to learn more about the research lodge, please <click> on the the icon.
Alpha Lodge will warmly welcome the District Deputy Grand Master for the 15th Masonic District, North, Right Worshipful Danny Vogel and his suite of officers and guests at our regular communication on Monday, October 28, 2019, for an Official Visit. The evening will start with dinner in our usual fashion. Will will open on the first degree and will confer the first degree upon one worthy man. We hope you will join us. Dinner reservations can be made via the event link on the right.
Right Worshipful Brother Vogel was raised and is an active member in United Brethren Lodge, which was instituted 1859, in the town of Marlborough, Massachusetts. United Brethren Lodge is presently under the guidance of Worshipful Daren A. Nowlan, Master.
On Saturday, September 22, Waltham celebrated its 135 anniversary as a city, bringing back the Waltham Day Parade after a 29-year hiatus, and heading that parade were recognizable Alpha Lodge members.
Worshipful Craig Rothman was seen carrying the Aleppo Shriners' banner as part of the , seen on the right just in front of the Arab Patrol, the oldest marching unit, which was instituted in 1885, a mere 9 years after Alpha Lodge was chartered.
We also saw the Potentate himself, Right Worshipful Rob Havener, Past Master of Alpha Lodge, Past DDGM for the 15N Masonic District, and sitting Treasurer for Alpha Lodge. Worshipful Adam Marks was in attendance as a Waltham resident (and Shriner), and his wife and daughter marched with the Center for Creative Movement.
Whether you are a Shriner or not, the Potentate has declared that any Mason may attend and march in or ride in the parade with the Shriners, and we encourage members of Alpha to join in the fun. You can visit the Aleppo Shrine's website for more information or read more to see remaining parade dates in October.
At the September regular communication of Alpha Lodge, outgoing Master, Worshipful Craig S. Rothman along with the Right Worshipful District Deputy Grandmaster for the 15 North Masonic District surprised Worshipful Brother Donald W. Crookes, Jr. with the Robert Johnston Award for his hard work during the past decade. Worshipful Brother Rothman pointed to the work done to establish Alpha Lodge's relationship with the Pearl Street Cafe and Cupboard where members literally serve the community, helping to feed citizens in Framingham in times of need as well as the ongoing commitment to Alpha Lodge, Worshipful Brother Crookes having served Alpha Lodge as an officer since joining Freemasonry more than a decade ago.
The intent of the Robert Johnson Award is to recognize the hardest working among us.