January 2019 Monthly Meeting

Message from the East


I am truly humbled and honored to address you for the first time as the Worshipful Master of Robert Burns Lodge No. 464.

At the Stated Meeting this month, we will have a Masonic Minute about the Knights Templar.  We will also honor our newest Past Master, Derrick J. Eger P.M.

Looking forward, we will be doing some traveling this year.  One of the greatest privileges we have as Master Masons is the ability to visit other Lodges.  Unfortunately, too many brethren get scared off when they hear they will go through an examination.  This year, I’d like to show how painless this process is by taking the exams, and letting first time visitors watch the process.

The first Lodge we will visit is Harrisburg-Snyder Lodge No. 629 on 2/5/2019.  We will meet at 7:00 in the lobby.

In addition to visiting Lodges, we will be dropping in on our local youth groups.  These young men and women do an amazing job with their ritual, and we should be there to support them.

I will add more posts, and calendar events, about our visitations throughout the year, so be sure to keep checking back for the latest dates.


Jonathan E. Nalepka, W.M.


The lodge notice Meeting Notice Jan 2019

The flyer for the Masonic Matinee January 26th Oh Joy

2010 Message from the Worshipful Master

Worshipful Master and his Father
Worshipful Master and his Father

Fraternal Greetings Brethren:                                                   January, 2010

 It is indeed an incredible and humbling honor to serve Robert Burns Lodge No. 464 as Worshipful Master during our 140th year of existence.  Please accept my sincere thanks to all of the Brethren for your continued support and trust over the years during my journey to the East, and for the year that lies ahead.

 We have a fantastic team of Elected and Appointed officers!  They are simply the strongest line of Officers our Lodge has seen in many years.  If you enjoy seeing our ritual work done well, plan now to join us for our upcoming Extra Meetings.

 We have an exciting line-up of speakers and programs planned for 2010.  This year we will be adding new “Fellowship Dinners” before some of our Stated Meetings, so please mark that third Thursday on your calendar and plan now to join us.

 We know there are a number of the Brethren who do not feel comfortable driving after dark to our Meetings.  If this applies to you, please call or email one of the Officers at least a few days in advance, and we will work to find a ride for you.

 We are most excited in that Brother Kenneth E. Beard, Jr., PM, PDDGM will be Chairing our Masonic Education and Mentoring Committee in the year ahead.  This is so very important; not only to our newly raised Master Masons, but also for those who have not have been actively engaged in Lodge for awhile.

 Another matter you will be hearing about in the coming months is the formation of our Historical Archive Committee.  This new Committee is charged with cataloging our Lodge’s history along with our Masonic artifacts and documents.

 Thanks to Brother Dan Cale, you will find the most up-to-date Robert Burns Lodge information, schedule of events and speakers, news, and photos from our events on our newly updated web site www.robertburns464.org.  

 Working together, we will achieve great things for Freemasonry in general, and for Robert Burns Lodge No. 464, in particular!

 Fraternally yours,

Michael P. McGinnis