Freemasonry in Vermont

Fall 2011

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Fall Events

Brother Roger L. Crouse, R. W. Deputy Grand Master, addressing the Annual Meeting of District No. 5 held at Seneca Lodge No. 40, Milton, VT on October 14, 2011.

The Supreme Council of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction coroneted Grand Master Philip Morton a 33rd Degree Mason in August 2011.
Presenting his 33rd degree cap and case on behalf of his home Lodge are :
Roger Crouse, 33rd degree. Past Commander In Chief , Vermont Consistory, Joseph Jacobs, 33rd degree. Past Commander In Chief , Vermont Consistory, Ronald J. Place , 33rd degree, Secretary, Valley of Burlington , Vermont Consistory
All are members of Mt. Mansfield Lodge #26 in Jericho Vermont

Brother Philip W. Morton, M. W. Grand Master, addressing the Brother attending the Annual District Meeting, District No. 5, Seneca Lodge No. 40, Milton, VT October 14, 2011.  This was the final District Meeting for 2011.

L to R: Brother Philip W. Morton, M. W. Grand Master, receiving a check from Brother James B. Stevens, R. W. DDGM No. 9 for the "Irene" flood fund, October 14, 2011.

L to R: Brothers Rudolph James Racine, III, Felix Raphael Fernandez, Madison Jacob Kent Dupouy, These three Brothers receive the Master Mason Degree at DeWitt-Clinton Lodge No. 15, Northfield, Vermont on October 29, 2011.

 

Dewitt-Clinton Lodge No. 15, F & A M, Northfield, VT.   These are the Brothers that worked the Master Mason Degree on three new Brothers on October 29, 2011.  The three new members are in the front center.

 

L to R:  Brother David Campbell, Past Master, Minerva Lodge No. 86, East Corinth and Brother Merlin Doyle, Past Master of George Washington Lodge No. 54, Chelsea attending the Past Master's Annual Meeting of District No. 9, held in Chelsea, VT on October 21, 2011

L to R:  Brother David Parent, son of Brother Alex Parent, Brother Alex Parent, Brother Charles Littlefield, R. W. District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 5, Brother Michael Parent, son of Brother Alex Parent and Brother Roger L. Crouse, R. W. Deputy Grand Master.  Brother Philip W. Morton, M. W. Grand Master, is in the back looking on.  Brother Alex Parent was named the Citizen of the Year for District No. 5, October 14, 2011.  The District Meeting was held at Seneca Lodge No. 40, Milton, Vermont.

L to R: Brother Philip W. Morton, Grand Master, Brother Donald E. Ruggles, Brother Paul White, Sr., R. W. District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 6.  Brother Ruggles received the Citizen of the Year award for District No. 6, September 26, 2011.

Vermont Represented At Feast for Adam's Rib

For twenty three years Harmony Lodge # 38 of Hillsborough, NH has hosted an event called "The feast for Adam's Rib". This year Cal Keyler, Past Grand Master, and his lady Joanne (right) represented Vermont and enjoyed the evening with old friends Bob Hatfield, Past Grand Master of NH and his lady Peggy (left). The evening is in honor of Masonic Ladies complete with ritualistic toasts very similar to Vermont's "Ladies at the Table." From the program: " In harmony we live, to share the light; In harmony we strive, to warm your night; Remember the friends, who shared today; As you travel along, lifes path each day; But always be true, to the one so near; Her love is the joy, we hold so dear.

L to R: Brother Peter Rogers, Senior Warden of Rising Sun Lodge No. 7 and Brother Evered Hinkley, Secretary of Vermont Lodge No. 18, attending the Table Lodge held at Rising Sun Lodge No. 7 with Sharon Lodge No. 105, Sharon, VT on Friday, August 12, 2011.

L to R:  Brother Cedric Smith, Past Grand Master and Brother Calvin K. Keyler, Past Grand Master, attending the Table Lodge at Rising Sun Lodge No. 7 with Sharon Lodge No. 105, Sharon, Vermont.  A great time was had by all who attended this Table Lodge.

L to R:  Brother Mitchell E. Holden, Past Master Vermont Lodge No. 18 and Brother Philip W. Morton, Grand Master, Masons of Vermont, attending the Table Lodge held at Rising Sun Lodge No. 7, So. Royalton on August 12, 2011.

L to R:  Brother Cedric Smith, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Vermont and Brother James E. Waecker, Sr., Past Grand Master and Past Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Delaware, at the Grand Lodge of Delaware on October 3, 2011.

L to R: Brother Richard E. Fletcher, Past Grand Master of Vermont and Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association, Judy Fletcher, Brother Cedric Smith, Past Grand Master of Vermont and Brother Raymond P. Bellini, Past Grand Master of New Jersey attending the Grand Lodge of Delaware on October 3, 2011.

L to R:  Brother Calvin K. Keyler, Secretary, Sharon Lodge No. 105 and Past Grand Master, Brother James Beraldi, Jr., Sharon Lodge No. 105, Brother Leon H. Sheldon, Past Master, Sharon Lodge No. 105 and Brother Tobin G. Winters, Past Master, Sharon Lodge No. 105 and R. W. District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 1.

L to R: Brother Richard W. Aydelotte elected Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Delaware for the year 2011 to 2012 and Brother Cedric Smith, Past Grand Master of Vermont, attending the Grand Lodge of Delaware on October 3, 2011.

 

L to R:  Brother Vincent Libone, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New York, Ginny Libone, Brother Cedric Smith, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Vermont, attending the Grand Lodge of Delaware on October 3, 2011.

L to R:  Brother Victor Stone, Grand Lecturer, Brother Lee Dion, Master of Pulaski Lodge No. 58, Wells River, Brother Jonathan Park, Master of Temple Lodge No. 54, So. Strafford, Brother James Stevens, R. W. District Deputy Grand Master.  Brother Lee Dion received the plaque for the most members from a lodge attending the District Meeting and Brother Jonathan Park received the plaque for the largest percentage of members present from a lodge at the District Meeting.  The District Meeting was held at Pulaski Lodge No. 58, Wells River, VT on October 5, 2011.

L to R: Brother Cedric Smith, PGM, and Brother John Bednash, Past Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Delaware, at the Grand Lodge of Delaware on October 3, 2011.

 

L to R: Brother Philip Morton, Grand Master presenting 60 Year Membership Buttons to Brother Allen Gandin and Brother Robert Simblest, Brother James B. Stevens, R. W. District Deputy Grand Master, No. 9 at the Annual District Meeting held at Pulaski Lodge  No. 58, Wells River, VT on October 5, 2011.

L to R:  Brother Philip Morton, Grand Master, presenting Brother Deane Page his 50-Year Membership Button and Certificate, Brother Tom Page pined the 50-year Button on his Dad, with Brother James B. Stevens, R. W. District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 9 assisting.  This was held at the Annual District No. 9 Meeting at Pulaski Lodge No. 58, Wells River, VT on October 5, 2011.

L to R:  Brother Cedric Smith, PGM, introducing Brother Philip Morton, Grand Master, at the Annual District Meeting, District No. 9 held at Pulaski Lodge No. 58, Wells River, VT on October 5, 2011.  Brother Dean Rowden and Brother Tim Dailey are the two Stewards holding the crossed rods.

L to R:  Brother Philip Morton, Grand Master presenting Brother Arnold Preston, George Washington Lodge No. 51, Chelsea, VT with the Citizen of the Year award for District No. 9 for the year 2011.  Brother James B. Stevens, R. W. District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 9 is in the back row.  District Meeting held at Pulaski Lodge No. 58, Wells River, VT on October 5, 2011.

District 2 meeting held on 9/13/11 at Adoniram Lodge #42 in Manchester Vermont. The receipients of the attendance awards for District 2. From Left to right are Brothers Victor Stone- Grand Lecturer, David Katz D.D.G.M. District 2, James McGinnis WM of Chipman Lodge #52, Phil Morton M.W.G.M., & Tim Finney WM of Mt. Anthony Lodge #13.

District 2 meeting held on 9/13/11 at Adoniram Lodge #42 in Manchester Vermont. Brother Cary Lewis reading the history of District 2 and to his left in the backround are Brother Phil Morton M.W.G.M. & Brother Victor Stone Grand Lecturer

Bro George "Bob" Johnson receiving his 65 year pin with his wife Irene by his side. MWGM Phil Morton, RWDDGM Jim Stevens, and RWDGM Roger Crouse standing in the back. Bro. Bob is along time member of Pulaski Lodge and a Past Master of the same. Congratulation Bro. Bob

L to R:  Brother Joseph Sampson, R. W. Grand Senior Deacon, Brother Cedric Smith, PGM, introducing Brother James B. Stevens, R. W. District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 9, with Brother Tim Dailey, Junior Seward.  Brother Stevens was introduced to all the members present and accorded the Grand Honors.  He was then escorted to the East where he opened and presided over the Annual District Meeting of District No. 9 held at Pulaski Lodge No. 58, Wells River, VT on October 5, 2011.

Brother Kenneth B. Johnson, Secretary, center, Central Lodge No. 62, Irasburg, receiving the Citizen of the Year Award from Brother Philip Morton, Grand Master, left with Brother Burton Hinton, R. W. District Deputy Grand Master looking on.  This was the Annual Meeting of District No. 10 held at Island Pond Lodge No. 44 on September 23, 2011.

L to R:  Brother Joseph Sampson, R. W. Grand Senior Deacon and Brother James Stevens, R. W. District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 9.  Taken at the District No. 12 Annual Meeting held on Thursday, September 15, 2011 in Moose River Lodge No. 82, Concord, Vermont.

Benton Lodge No. 88 Brothers who attended the Annual District Meeting at Moose River Lodge No. 82 held on Thursday, September 15, 2011.  They received the award for the largest percentage of members attending the District Meeting.  Brother Fred Shannon, R. W. District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 12, ran a good District Meeting.  Brother Christian Shannon, wearing the sweater is Master of Benton Lodge No. 88 and Brother Dennis Bacon, Secretary of Benton Lodge No. 88 is in the back row on the right.

L to R:  Brother Thomas Sturgeon, R. W. Grand Master of Pennsylvania and Brother Cedric Smith, Past Grand Master of Vermont attending the Grand Lodge of Delaware on October 3, 2011.

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