Chandler Lodge No. 227

Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania

Est. 4 May 1848


7th Masonic District of
The Grand Lodge of PA

 

Last update:

December 27, 2017

 


 









 



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 Victor M. Frederick IV

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 2018 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!



2018 Calendar :

January

2nd Stated Meeting Introduction of Officers

Supper Menu: Pork & Sauerkraut

Program: Scottish Rite

3rd School of Instruction

10th School of Instruction

16th Officer Rehearsal

17st School of Instruction

24th Extra Meeting

 

February

6th Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Chicken Parmesan

Program: York Rite

7th School of Instruction

14th School of Instruction

20th Officer Rehearsal

21st School of Instruction

28th Extra Meeting

 

March

6th Stated Meeting Memorial Service & Trustees’ Audit Report

Supper Menu: Meatloaf

Program: The Charter-Warrant

7th School of Instruction

14th School of Instruction

20th Officers Rehearsal

21st School of Instruction

28th Extra Meeting.

 

April

3rd Stated Meeting Masonic Funeral Service and Examination of a Visitor

Supper Menu: Salmon or Flounder

Program: Every Brother his own Tyler

4th School of Instruction

11th School of Instruction

14th Regional School Harrisburg

17st Officers Rehearsal

18th School of Instruction

25th Extra Meeting

 

May

1st Stated Meeting Official Visitation 60/50/25 yr pins

Supper Menu: Baked Ziti

Program: George Washington the Freemason

2nd School of Instruction

5th 170th Annual Banquet

6th Mother’s Day

9th School of Instruction

15th Officers Rehearsal

16th School of Instruction

23rd Extra Meeting

28th Memorial Day

 

June

5th Stated Meeting, Family Fun Night !

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

Program: DeMolay

6th School of Instruction

13th School of Instruction

19th Officer Rehearsal

20th School of Instruction

27th Extra Meeting

 

Lodge is "Dark" July and August

 

July

Summer recess

4th Parade in Wyomissing

11th School of Instruction

18th School of Instruction

 

August

Summer recess

1st School of Instruction

8th School of Instruction

15th School of Instruction

 

September

4th Stated Meeting Ladies Night

Supper Menu: Fried Chicken and Peaches and Ice Cream

Program: Freemasonry: From Craft to Tolerance

5th School of Instruction

12th School of Instruction

17th Officer Rehearsal

18th School of Instruction

26th Extra Meeting

 

October

2nd Stated Meeting New Members and Past Master's Night

Supper Menu: Meatball Sandwiches

Program: The Meaning of Free and Accepted

3rd School of Instruction

10th School of Instruction

16th Officer Rehearsal

17th School of Instruction

24th Extra Meeting

 

November

6th Stated Meeting Veterans night

Supper Menu: Crab Meat Imperial

Program: "Buffalo Bill" Cody

7th School of Instruction

14th School of Instruction

20th Officer Rehearsal

21st School of Instruction

28th Extra Meeting

29th Thanksgiving

 

December

4th Stated Meeting Election and Installation of Officers

Supper Menu: Ham and Beans

Program: Benjamin Franklin, Freemason

5th School of Instruction

12th School of Instruction

18th Officer Rehearsal

19th School of Instruction

26th 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 170th Annual Banquet

Date:  Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Time:  6 PM
Location:Deluxe Diner, 2295 Lancaster Pike, Shillignton, PA., 19607
Wyomissing 4th of July day Parade

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 Eric P. Kissinger, PM to the Brethren of Chandler Lodge No. 227

“The Tenets of a Freemason’s Profession are Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth."

Brotherly Love

By the exercising of Brotherly Love we are taught to regard the whole human species as one family, the high and low, the rich and poor; who, as created by one Almighty Parent, are to Help, aid, support and protect each other. On this principle Freemasonry unites men of every country, sect and opinion and consolidates true friendship among those who might otherwise have remained at a perpetual distance.

Relief

To relieve the distressed is a duty incumbent on all men, but particularly upon Freemasons, who are linked together by an indissoluble chain of sincere affections. To sooth the unhappy, to sympathize with their misfortunes, to be compassionate toward their miseries, and to restore peace to their troubled minds, is the grand aim we have in view. On this basis we form our friendships and establish our connections.

Truth

Truth is a divine attribute, and the foundation of every virtue. To be good and true is the first lesson we are taught as Freemasons. On this theme we contemplate and by its dictates endeavor to regulate our conduct. Hence, while influenced by this principle, hypocrisy and deceit are unknown among us, sincerity and plain dealing distinguishes us and the heart and tongue join in promoting each other’s welfare, and rejoicing in the prosperity as the wages of our labors.

 

 

I AM FREEMASONRY

- Ray V. Denslow.  1933

I was born in antiquity, in the ancient days when men first dreamed of God. I have been tried through the ages, and found true. The crossroads of the world bear the imprint of my feet, and the cathedrals of all nations mark the skill of my hands. I strive for beauty and for symmetry. In my heart is wisdom and strength and courage for those who ask. Upon my altars is the Book of Holy Writ, and my prayers are to the One Omnipotent God, my sons work and pray together, without rank or discord, in the public mart and in the inner chamber. By signs and symbols I teach the lessons of life and of death and the relationship of man with God and of man with man.

My arms are widespread to receive those of lawful age and good report who seek me of their own free will. I accept them and teach them to use my tools in the building of men, and thereafter, find direction in their own quest for perfection so much desired and so difficult to attain. I lift up the fallen and shelter the sick. I hark to the orphans' cry, the widows tears, the pain of the old and destitute. I am not church, nor party, nor school, yet my sons bear a full share of responsibility to God, to country, to neighbor and themselves. They are freemen, tenacious of their liberties and alert to lurking danger. At the end I commit them as each one undertakes the journey beyond the vale into the glory of everlasting life.

I ponder the sands within the glass and think how small is a single life in the eternal universe. Always have I taught immortality, and even as I raise men from darkness into light, I am a way of life.

I am Freemasonry.

Ray V. Denslow was Worshipful Master of Trenton Lodge No. 131, Missouri and Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri in 1931

 

 

 

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