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R.W. Richard Howarth's first Fraternal visit: Franklin Lodge 24th Jan 2019.

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A few photos of Right Worshipful Richard Howarth and Brethren during his first fraternal visit to his Mother Lodge (Franklin) on 24th January 2019:



Table Lodge 30th April 2019: Level lodge

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Diploma Presentation: Trinity Lodge

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A special Father and Son moment: Brother Byron Titus, son Brother Bryan Titus receiving his Master Mason's diploma from Worshipful Robert E. Aggas.

Worcester Railers Ice Hockey Outing Hosted by Franklin Lodge - March 3rd 2019.

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JOIN FRANKLIN LODGE AND BROTHERS OF THE 23RD MASONIC DISTRICT

WHEN: SUNDAY MARCH 3RD, 3:00 PM WHERE: DCU CENTER WORCESTER, MA WHO: YOU, YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND BROTHERS COST: TICKETS ARE $16.00 AND INCLUDE A RAILERS HAT($20.00 VALUE)
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT BROTHER GREGORY GATSOGIANNIS OF FRANKLIN LODGE AT (774) 280-1162 juniordeacon@franklinlodge.org A $ 20.00 DONATION IS SUGGESTED.  ALL EXCESS FUNDS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE MASSACHUSETTS FREEMASONS MASONIC EDUCATION & CHARITY TRUST - BROTHERHOOD FUND

New DDGM R.W. Richard Howarth Holds 23rd District Planning Meeting

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On Saturday January 19th, 2019 DDGM R.W. Richard Howarth
met with his 23rd District Officer Suite
 and the Master's and Wardens of
all the Lodges of the 23rd District.

Starting with a fresh slate, plans to be executed for his upcoming tenure were conceived, discussed and assigned.  Information from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts was distributed and a calendar of events for the 2019 year was created.
23rd District Grand Marshall Worshipful Mike Leonard lead a discussion and training session on proper Massachusetts Masonic Protocol from the guidebook of the same name.  All Master Masons are encouraged to read this guide and incorporate the information contained to square their actions and help others learn as well by sharing the lessons. The guidebook is available for free and can be read on-line or downloaded as a PDF after logging in to www.massmasons.org



A Freemason's Thought For The Day!


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Highlight Photos for the Final Visit - DDGM John F Sullivan

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Freemasons from far and wide came to the Worcester Masonic building on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 to honor the outgoing District Deputy Grand Master of Massachusetts for the 23rd Masonic District John F Sullivan.


(Link with additional pictures Below)
The night began in the dining hall with a wonderful banquet provided by the Massachusetts Consistory.  The meal was enjoyed by all and was the perfect set up for the rest of the evening's festivities.

Upstairs preparing for the procession for the District Deputy Grand Master's Suite, the District Deputy Grand Marshall, Worshipful Mike Leonard did an outstanding job organizing the very long line of distinguished Masons that seemed to endlessly wrap through the hallways and rooms of the Worcester Masonic building.




The District Deputy Grand Master led the  procession that rivaled in length any Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, and did an outstanding job in introducing by name the entire Suite to the brothers sitting on the sidelines.

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Donation to Worcester Veterans Inc

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Franklin Lodge food donation to Worcester Veterans IncImmediately following the successful Annual Turkey Shoot event (Nov 17th) members of Franklin Lodge donated 17 turkeys to Veterans inc. (Worcester, MA). 

Public Installation of Officers by Benjamin Franklin Chapter Order of DeMolay Nov 30th, 2018

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30th Nov 2018: Public Installation of OfficersBenjamin Franklin Chapter Order of DeMoleyOn the Nov 30th the public had the opportunity to witness the public installation of Officers within the Benjamin Franklin Chapter Order of DeMoley. The Matthew John Whitall Lodge sidelines were filled with members of the public, special guests, and members of the 23rd district. New England was well represented, with travelers from three States in attendance! The Right Worshipful District Deputy Grand Master of the 23rd was received with his suite, as was the DeMolay Master State Councilor of Massachusetts. Awards to the members of the Benjamin Franklin Chapter were issued throughout the night to worthy recipients and an enjoyable evening was had by all in attendance.

If you are interested to learn what DeMolay is all about or want to visit with your brothers please consider attending our semi-annual Installation of Officers. Viosit the following site for more information: https://www.facebook.com/Be…

Lodge of Instruction 27th Nov 2018 - New England Donor Services.

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Members of the 23rd District had the pleasure of learning about organ donation from Matt Boger of  New England Donor Services.
Learn more about this worthy cause at www.DonateLifeNewEngland.org/
One can register as a donor at www.RegisterMe.org