2010 February Lodge Notice

  A Stated Meeting of Robert Burns Lodge No. 464, Free and Accepted Masons,

will be held in the Masonic Temple, 2701 North Third Street, Harrisburg, Pa on,

 THURSDAY EVENING, February 18, 2010 at 7:00 o’clock P.M.



The Worshipful Master has invited Brother Mark R. Kurzenknabe, a member of Robert Burns Lodge and the  Assistant Director of Children’s Services at the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown  to be the speaker for February.  Brother Kurzenknabe will present a talk on “The Masonic Children’s Home”.

                  Refreshments will be the traditional cherry pie and ice cream.


             Extra Meetings of Robert Burns Lodge No. 464, Free and Accepted Masons,

for conferring degrees will be held in the Masonic Temple, 2701 North Third Street, Harrisburg, Pa on,

MONDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2010 at 7:00 P.M.

One Fellow Craft Masons Degree will be conferred.

Two Master Masons Degrees will be conferred.                      

By order of the Worshipful Master,



     The Worshipful Master has created a new committee called The Historical Archive Committee. We are charged with the task of creating a testimonial of Robert Burns Lodge from the granting of the Warrant of Constitution to present day.

     This great undertaking will not only index all the events, records and artifacts that shaped Robert Burns Lodge No. 464 F. & A. M., but will also present insight into the men who served this lodge and other associated lodges throughout it’s 140 years of history.  It will provide our brethren with the capability of accessing, researching and viewing the History of our Lodge.

     If you like history, our committee needs your help.  Any lodge brother wishing to aid and assist us in completing this great undertaking; or if you have any unique Lodge or Masonic items or artifacts that you may be interested in sharing with the Brethren as part of this on-going project, please contact Brother Paul Mummert, P. M. at prmum@comcast.net or 645-3310 or Brother Bob Hamilton, P.M. at bghamilton@comcast.net or 737-6427.


      The Mentoring Committee of Robert Burns Lodge is holding sessions for newly Raised Master Masons and any Master Mason with an interest in learning more about our great Fraternity.  They meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the library of the Consistory Building.  Everyone with an interest in learning more about Masonry is invited to attend.


The one hundred fortieth Anniversary Banquet of Robert Burns Lodge No. 464, F & A M will be celebrated with a table lodge in the Ballroom of the Harrisburg Consistory Building, 2701 North Third Street, Harrisburg, Pa on Monday, March 29, 2010, beginning at 6:30 p.m.. Further information regarding the Banquet is enclosed with your mailed notice.  Please act promptly in making your reservations, not only for yourself but for your Masonic Friends in other Lodges as well.  You will not want to miss out on this evening of Masonic Fellowship.

This year breakfast will be served on the Lower floor at 8:00 am for those who will be helping with Banquet set-up.  If you are planning to attend, please make your reservation by calling the Secretary at 652-4622 or e-mail at secretary@RobertBurns464.org. Deadline for reservations is Monday March 22.  There will be a nominal charge.


     A Sectional Meeting of the School of Instruction for Region 2 will be held on Saturday April 10, 2010.  Registration begins at 8:00 A.M. All Lodge Officers, Floor Workers, School Officers and Instructors are expected to attend.  All Master Masons are welcomed to attend.  Lunch will be served.  Lunch tickets will cost $ 7.50 per person.  Advanced reservations with payment are required.  Please consult your paper lodge notice for payment details.






     2010 Dues Statements were sent out in October.  If you are not a 50 year member or a   Life Member you dues need to be paid now.  If you have not paid your dues or if you do not have a dues card for 2010, please remit dues now to the Secretary at P. O. Box 90235, Harrisburg, Pa 17109-0235. Your prompt attention to the payment of your dues is always appreciated by your Secretary.



Please notify the Secretary promptly of any change of address.

                               DAVID L. WEISER, P.M. Secretary


2010 January AED Class

January AED Class 1

January AED Class 2

January AED Class 3

January AED Class 4

January AED Class 5

January AED Class 6

January AED Class 7

January AED Class 8

January AED Class 10

January AED Class 11

January AED Class 12

January AED Class 13

The lodge officers spend the day taking AED and CPR training to help prepare the lodge for medical emergencies. (click on reduced size picture to see full size image)

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