Chandler Lodge No. 227

Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania

Est. 4 May 1848


Masonic Center, West Reading under
The Grand Lodge of PA

 

Last update:

January 2nd, 2019

 


 









 



Masonic Center

400 South 7th Avenue
West Reading, PA  19611

 

Stated Meetings: First Tuesday of the month
Extra Meetings: 4th Wednesday after the first Tuesday


 

WM Taylor D. Mills

invites you to come to a Stated Meeting of the Lodge. Support your favorite Charity by participating in his “Charity of the Month” program! Call or e-mail us for reservations to join us for dinner before the Meeting.

A note to visitors to our Lodge from the Officers and Members : Chandler Lodge No. 227 is proud to support our DDGM in continuing the Pennsylvania tradition of requiring "Masonic Dress" at our Stated and Extra meetings. Masonic dress is coat and tie (We have extra ties), but more than that it signifies a proper state of mind when entering the Lodge, being dressed Masonically means to be ready to leave the outside world of concerns to dwell in peace among your Brethren.

 

Any Member of the Lodge in good standing is entitled to a Masonic Funeral Service. Contact the Secretary for details...

 


Meals before the Stated Meetings in 2019 will be catered by Dori Martin Catering.

 


Brunch with the Men will be at 8:30 Am., the Saturday following the Stated Meeting at a location TBD,

Or at the pleasure of the Worshipful Master. Watch your Notice!



2019 Calendar :

January

1st Stated Meeting Introduction of Officers

Supper Menu: No Meal served

Program: Due to the low turn-out expected, no Program tonight.

2nd School of Instruction

15th Officer Rehearsal

16st School of Instruction

23rd Extra Meeting

 

February

5th Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Chicken Parmesan

Program: Scottish Rite

6th School of Instruction

19th Officer Rehearsal

20th School of Instruction

27th Extra Meeting

 

March

5th Stated Meeting Trustees’ Audit Report

Supper Menu: Salibury Steak w. mashed potatoes

Program: York-Rite

6th School of Instruction

13th School of Instruction

19th Officers Rehearsal

20th School of Instruction

27th Extra Meeting.

 

April

2nd Stated Meeting and Examination of a Visitor

Supper Menu: Ham w. pineapple and rice pilaf

Program: Origin of the Jolly Roger

3rd School of Instruction

11th School of Instruction

13th Regional School Harrisburg

16th Officers Rehearsal

17th School of Instruction

24th Extra Meeting

 

May

7th Stated Meeting Official Visitation 60/50/25 yr pins

Supper Menu: Chicken Breast w. potatoes

Program: James Anderson, a Pirate, a Freemason?

8th School of Instruction

9th School of Instruction

11th 171th Annual Banquet

12th Mother’s Day

14th Officers Rehearsal

15th School of Instruction

29th Extra Meeting

 

June

4th Stated Meeting, Family Fun Night !

Supper Menu: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Strawberries and Ice Cream

Program: DeMolay

5th School of Instruction

12th School of Instruction

18th Officer Rehearsal

19th School of Instruction

26th Extra Meeting

 

Lodge is "Dark" July and August

 

July

10th School of Instruction

17th School of Instruction

 

August

7th School of Instruction

14th School of Instruction

21st School of Instruction

 

September

3rd Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Sausage w. peppers and mashed potatoes

Program: Honoring Veterans

4th School of Instruction

11th School of Instruction

17th Officer Rehearsal

18th School of Instruction

25th Extra Meeting

 

October

1st Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Lasagna and green beans

Program: Jim Shaw: The Masonic Apron

2nd School of Instruction

9th School of Instruction

15th Officer Rehearsal

16th School of Instruction

23rd Extra Meeting

 

November

5th Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Meatloaf and roasted potatoes

Program: "kinds" of Masons

6th School of Instruction

13th School of Instruction

19th Officer Rehearsal

20st School of Instruction

27th Extra Meeting

28th Thanksgiving

 

December

3rd Stated Meeting Election and Installation of Officers

Supper Menu: stuffed pork chops and sweet potatoes

Program: Landmarks

4th School of Instruction

11th School of Instruction

17th Officer Rehearsal

18th School of Instruction

25th Christmas, no Extra Meeting

 

Is it your Masonic birthday?  See your meeting notice!

Note:  If you know the whereabouts of any of the "lost" Brethren in your meeting notice, please contact the Secretary!

 

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Upcoming Masonic Events

 

Chandler Lodge No.227 171st Annual Banquet

Date:  Saturday, May 11th, 2018
Time:  6 PM
Location:Deluxe Diner, 2295 Lancaster Pike, Shillignton, PA., 19607

7th Masonic District Board of Govenors

Date:  Second Wednesday of the Month
Time:  7:00pm
Location: Masonic Center, West Reading, PA
Please see your meeting notice for further details!
 


Masonic Thoughts

From Dennis R. Pritchard, PM to the Brethren of Chandler Lodge No. 227

To my Fraternal Brethren of Chandler Lodge No.227:

The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania is one of a few remaining Grand Lodges in the World that works under the Ancients Constitution. The following was copied from Wikipedia, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masonic_manuscripts):

The Book of Constitutions, or Ahiman Rezon, of the Grand Lodge of England According to the Old Institutions, also known as the Antient Grand Lodge of England or the Grand Lodge of the Antients, was first published in 1754. Its author, Laurence Dermott, was Grand Secretary of the Antient Grand Lodge from 1752 to 1771. The full name of the first edition was Ahiman Rezon; or a Help to a Brother; showing the Excellency of Secrecy, and the first cause or motive of the Institution of Masonry; The Principles of the Craft; and the benefits from a Strict Observance thereof, etc., etc.; Also the Old and New Regulations; etc. To which is added the greatest collection of Masons' Songs, etc. A second edition was published in 1764, and subsequent editions in 1778, 1787, 1800, 1801, 1807, and 1813. The second edition was reprinted in Philadelphia in 1855 by Leon Hyneman. Dermott borrowed heavily from the Constitutions of the Grand Lodge of Ireland which had been published in 1751.

The first Charge in the Ahiman Rezon reads as follows:

CHARGE I. Concerning GOD and Religion.

A Mason is obliged by his Tenure to believe firmly in the true Worship of the eternal God, as well as in all those sacred Records which the Dignitaries and Fathers of the Church have compiled and published for the Use of all good Men: So that no one who rightly understands the Art, can possibly tread in the irreligious Paths of the unhappy Libertine, or be induced to follow the arrogant Professors of Atheism or Deism; neither is he to be stained with the gross Errors of blind Superstition, but may have the Liberty of embracing what Faith he shall think proper, provided at all Times he pays a due Reverence to his Creator, and by the World deals with Honour and Honesty ever making that golden Precept the Standard-Rule of his Actions, which engages, To do unto all Man as he would they should do unto him: For the Craft, instead of entering into idle and unnecessary Disputes concerning the Different Opinions and Persuasions of Men, admits into the Fraternity all that are good and true; whereby it hath brought about the Means of Reconciliation amongst Persons, who, without that Assistance, would have remained at perpetual Variance.

Worshipful Master 2013 Dennis R. Pritchard.

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