South 7th Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
Meetings: First Tuesday of the month
Meetings: 4th Wednesday after the first
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.
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
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!
Meeting Introduction of Officers
Supper Menu: Pork & Sauerkraut
Menu: Chicken Parmesan
Meeting Memorial Service & Trustees’ Audit Report
Program: The Charter-Warrant
Meeting Masonic Funeral Service
and Examination of a Visitor
Menu: Salmon or Flounder
Every Brother his own Tyler
Meeting Official Visitation 60/50/25 yr pins
Menu: Baked Ziti
George Washington the Freemason
2nd School of Instruction
5th 170th Annual Banquet
15th Officers Rehearsal
16th School of Instruction
23rd Extra Meeting
28th Memorial Day
Meeting, Family Fun Night !
Menu: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Strawberries and Ice Cream
6th School of Instruction
is "Dark" July and August
4th Parade in Wyomissing
Meeting Ladies Night
Menu: Fried Chicken and Peaches and Ice Cream
Program: Freemasonry: From
Craft to Tolerance
Meeting New Members and Past Master's Night
Menu: Meatball Sandwiches
The Meaning of Free and Accepted
Meeting Veterans night
Menu: Crab Meat Imperial
"Buffalo Bill" Cody
Meeting Election and Installation of Officers
Menu: Ham and Beans
Benjamin Franklin, Freemason
Is it your
Masonic birthday? See your meeting notice!
If you know the whereabouts of any of the "lost"
Brethren in your meeting notice, please contact the Secretary!
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Lodge No.227 170th Annual Banquet
Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Time: 6 PM
2295 Lancaster Pike,
Shillignton, PA., 19607
Wyomissing 4th of July day Parade
Masonic District Board of Govenors
Second Wednesday of the Month
Location: Masonic Center, West Reading, PA
see your meeting notice for further details!
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."
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
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.
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 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.
- 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
of Trenton Lodge No. 131, Missouri and Grand
Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri in 1931
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