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​Masonic Birthdays For July 2017

Jose M Brito - 7 yrs.
James R. Cardenas - 20 yrs.
Lyndon Pena Cueto - 7 yrs.
Buddha R. Dalantinow - 25 yrs.
John Joseph McManis, Jr. - 1 yr.
Charles M. Thompson, III - 13 yrs.
Peter F. White, III - 1 yr.

Happy Masonic Birthday Brethren”



       I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather. Taking the time to get outside and hopefully spend time with friends and family. This is also an opportunity for me, an inexperienced secretary to start playing catch up with lodge work. Please rest assured I am working as fast as I can to make sure everything is up to date and everyone is receiving everything they need (paperwork, applications, dues cards, checks, etc.) in a timely manner.

      If however there is something you are waiting for I ask you do two things for me. First, please be patient. Like I said I am working as fast as I can and I am only one secretary, for a lodge with a very large membership. Secondly, I ask this you send along a reminder email to MerchantvilleLodge@gmail.com or leave a voicemail at 609-280-6525 and explain what it is you need or are waiting on.

      Lastly, I want to thank everyone who has been assisting me along the way. Have a great summer everyone!

Ryan Wachter

"2017 Masonic Home Wheelchair Push"

Sunday, August 20th and Sunday, November 19th, 2017

 All Newly Raised Brethren, New EA & FC Brethren and Officers are expected to attend and assist with getting our Wheelchair Residents to the Chapel.

Family Members are always welcome to attend and assist us.
Please mark you calendars’ accordingly.

Enter thru the Church Entrance Double Glass Doors and
on Attendance Roster (Park in Lot near Foundation Bldg)



     Merchantville Lodge will once again be conferring the “White Apron” Entered Apprentice Degree in September, 2017. This is a very special degree in which white apron brethren (those who do not hold an office or special title) confer the degree.

     So if you are interested in learning some ritual (walking, talking or both!) and being a part of the initiating of your brothers then please contact the Secretary or the Worshipful Master.

     We will discuss what your interests and concerns are and make sure to find a good fit for you in the degree. You will then attend upcoming officer’s rehearsals and work alongside the officers to learn the ritual.

     It is a great way to support your lodge, test the waters as far as doing ritual and you walk away with a memorable experience.
The library was created back in 2011. It was an idea I brought to the Trustees, to take the oversized coat room and turn it into a place for brethren to have access to our lodges history and to books to help better themselves through the craft as well as the 7 liberal arts and sciences. Under the leadership of RW. James Choyinski who was Master at the time and the generous contributions of many of the brethren, the beautiful room you now see in the upstairs of Merchantville Lodge was created. This year I would like to continue moving forward with that project by collecting books for the library. At this time we are looking for books pertaining to freemasonry, history and the 7 liberal arts and sciences. You can donate the books to the lodge or just have them on loan. Please submit all books to the secretary. This first stage is to collect and catalogue our library. From there we will work towards a “check out” system for certain books and of course the ability to review, read and study Merchantville Lodges archives here at the lodge.

-Donations can be dropped off at the lodge.
-Send an email to MerchantvilleLodge@Gmail.com to schedule a pick-up
-Call me at 609-280-6525 to schedule a pick-up

Thank you brethren for your support.
Bro. Ryan D. Wachter Lodge Secretary.