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Upcoming Degree Conferrals
Extra Meeting March 13, 2014
The Entered Apprentice Mason's Degree will be conferred upon:
Christopher Alan Jones
Peter (N.M.N.) Sonnefeld
59th District School 7:30 P.M.
March 5, 2014 St Johns No.233
March 19, 2014 Waverly Lodge No 301
Valley Lodge No. 499 encourages all Master Masons to attend District School of Instruction. District School will provide the necessary foundation for learning our work and assist you in your advancement in your Masonic Fraternity.
Lodge Calendar for March 2014
March 6, Stated Meeting. 7:30 pm
March 13, Entered Apprentice Degree 7:00 pm
March 20, Lodge School
March 27, Lodge School
March 2014 Events
March 15, 2014 Wardens School at Split Rock Lodge.
March 22, 2014
A Sectional Meeting of the Schools of Instruction for Region Seven which includes Masonic Districts 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 35, 45,
50 and 59 will be held at:
Masonic Temple-Scottish Rite Cathedral
420 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18504
TIME: 8:30 AM
REGISTRATION: 8:00 - 8:30 AM
All Lodge Officers, Floor Workers, School Officers and Instructors are expected to attend this most important of all Ritualistic functions. All Master Masons are also welcome to attend.
Leave the memories of February cold and snow behind and enter into the light and warmth of our March Stated Meeting.
March 6, 2014 is the official visitation to Valley
Lodge No. 499 of the new 59th District Deputy
Grand Master David L Merithew.
For this occasion I would welcome a full Lodge for this Stated Meeting. Come early for some light refreshments and Brotherhood. As Worshipful Master I look forward to seeing
Brothers who have not been in lodge for a while.
If you need a ride please contact any officer of Valley Lodge No. 499.
Sincerely and Fraternally;
Sean P. Gresh W.M.
Welcome to Valley Lodge #499
Thank you for visiting the Valley Lodge No.499 Website. The purpose of our site is to expand the knowledge of Free Masonry in our area. This Association of like-minded men improves and strengthens the character of each Brother, reflecting Freemasonry and thereby perpetuating the values through the Fraternity.
Valley Lodge #499
A Masonic Lodge, often termed a Private Lodge or Constituent Lodge, is the basic organisational unit of Freemasonry. Every new Lodge must be warranted or chartered by a Grand Lodge, but is subject to its direction only in enforcing the published Constitution of the jurisdiction. By exception the three surviving lodges that formed the world's first known Grand Lodge in London (today called the United Grand Lodge of England) have the unique privilege to operate as time immemorial i.e. without such warrant; only one other lodge operates without a warrant - this is the Grand Stewards' Lodge in London, although it is not also entitled to the "time immemorial" title.
A Freemason is generally entitled to visit any Lodge, in any jurisdiction (i.e. under any Grand Lodge) in amity with his own. In some jurisdictions this privilege is restricted to Master Masons (that is, Freemasons who have attained the Order's third degree). He is first usually required to check, and certify, the regularity of the relationship of the Lodge - and be able to satisfy that Lodge of his regularity of membership. Freemasons gather together as a Lodge to work the three basic Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason.
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE GRAND LODGE:
You are hereby requested to attend the June Quarterly Communication of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania to be held at 10:00 o’clock, a.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, PA.
By Order of the R.W. Grand Master.
Mark A. Haines
R.W. Grand Secretary
GRAND LODGE OF FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS OF PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia, PA, January 16, A.D. 2013, A.L. 6013 TO THE MEMBERS OF THE GRAND LODGE:
You are hereby requested to attend a Special Communication of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania to be held at 11:00 o’clock, a.m., on Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Gettysburg National Battlefield Cemetery Annex in Gettysburg, PA, for the purpose of rededicating the Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial monument. By Order of the R.W. Grand Master.
Mark A. Haines
R.W. Grand Secretary