June Announcement from the Secretary and Worshipful Master

Brethren take notice – Our June Stated Meeting on the 18th as well as all Extra Meetings for June have been cancelled.

We will be having a video conference call on the 18th and Brethren are encouraged to participate if possible.

From the Worshipful Master;

I hope this message finds you well. Last month we hosted a “virtual” get together during our normal stated meeting. We had over 30 brethren attend the online meeting and it was well received. It was great to see and interact with everyone even if we could not be together in the same
We are going to do it again during the time of our usual stated meeting in June. If you do not have access to a computer, you can still call in. Please just be prepared to let us know who you are when the meeting starts so that we can confirm you are a brother. Also, we will not be
conducting any official Masonic business during this meeting. I will be sending an e-mail to each of you with the pertinent data on how to join in the meeting.
I look forward to seeing you (or hearing from you) on Thursday, June 18th at 7:00 PM. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out if you or your family need anything.
Stay safe and we will meet again soon.
W. Bryan Hoover III
Worshipful Master

Please take note, Our 150th Anniversary Banquet has been rescheduled.
The Grand Master has advised that he will be available to attend our banquet on Tuesday, September 29th. We plan to follow the same schedule as we would have had it been held in March. There will be a Special Meeting at 4:00 P.M. to receive the Right Worshipful Grand Master who will in turn present 50, 60 and 70 year awards.
Our Banquet will begin at 6:30 sharp. If you have already submitted your reservation and payment to the secretary, they will be honored and you will be at the same table originally assigned to you and your party. If you would like to make reservations or if there are changes to your original reservations, please advise the secretary by September 1st.
Please put this date on your calendar and plan to attend your Lodge’s 150th Anniversary Banquet

April 2019 Monthly Meeting

Message from the East


I would like to thank everyone who helped make March a month that I will always remember.  From claiming the travelling gavel, to receiving the Right Worshipful Grand Master at our Stated Meeting, and then having him as the speaker at our banquet a few nights later, March was a busy, fun-filled month.

With that said, here are some events to pay attention to in April:

April 7th:  We will be visiting our first youth group this year: Job’s Daughters Bethel No. 19

  • They meet at Eureka – West Shore Lodge No. 302 (910 S. Market St, Mechanicsburg)
  • Meeting starts at 2 PM
  • Meet in the parking lot at Eureka-West Shore at 1:30 PM
  • Dress: Suit and tie (tux for officers)
  • If you are working on the Master Builder, Craftsman, or Pillar awards, this will satisfy one of the mandatory requirements.


April 11th:  We will be visiting Chosen Friends Lodge No. 43, Prince Hall Affiliation

  • They meet in the Blue Room at the Consistory building
  • Lodge meeting starts at 7:30
  • Meet in the lobby no later than 7 PM
  • The Worshipful Master has asked for a list of names of those planning to attend, so if you are, please let me know (send me an email at jnalepka464@gmail.com).


April 18th: Stated Meeting.  We will host our second youth group for the year.  The young ladies from Bethel No. 19 of Job’s Daughters International will be giving an exemplification, and educating us about their Order.  Some items of note about this program:

  • The program will be presented before the Lodge is opened for business as not to keep them out late on a school night.
  • Spouses and children of the brethren are invited to join us at the dinner before the meeting, as well as to come into the Lodge room to see the program. Please inform the Secretary if they will be joining us for dinner, so that we can plan accordingly.

I encourage all members to join us in these activities.


Jonathan E. Nalepka, W.M.

Meeting Notice April 2019


My apologies for the delay in getting this post up this month Brothers.

Dan Cale, Webmaster

In pursuit of the Traveling Gavel


The District Deputy Grand Master has instituted a Traveling Gavel program for the Second Masonic District.  This aimed at encouraging Lodges to visit each other.

Currently, the gavel is being held by Harrisburg-Snyder Lodge No. 629.  Their next meeting is March 5th at 7:30 PM.  Let’s aim to meet at the downstairs lobby by 7 PM.

We need to bring at least five members to the meeting in order to claim the gavel.  Let’s claim it so that we can present it when the Right Worshipful Grand Master visits in March!


Jonathan E. Nalepka, W.M.