News & Events

June LOI 

Brethren,

You may have heard the June Lodge Of Instruction will be moving. This is true! We are going on the road and holding it at the Newton Yacht Club. This is to follow my theme, “GET OUT OF THE LODGE”. This Lodge Of Instruction will be about fellowship, food, fun and some Masonic trivia. I encourage all of you to come and enjoy the evening. More importantly, make sure all the new candidates from EA to MM are invited. Getting them involved early and to have them meet more than their own lodge brethren, really can make an impact on them and get them going in the right directions.

Also, if you have your favorite BBQ side dish or appetizer feel free to bring it along. My only request, is that you let me know. I don’t want to have an over abundance of food or duplicates items. Since we are on this field trip, it will be the responsibility of the Lodges to give their candidates instruction and reported to me or my District Secretary it has been completed.

I have attached a flyer to share and I will be making an event page for it on Facebook where there will be link to sign up. I have attached that link on this email as well for your convivence. I truly hope to see many of you there!

Fifth District Breakfast

The Fifth District is hosting its first district wide breakfast.  This is all about getting thedistrict together more often on social events for brotherly love and friendship. Bring your family, friend, prospect, new members from Entered Apprentices to Master Masons, everyone is welcomed. Use it as a recruiting tool or just come and enjoy the food.

The District Deputy Grand Master hopes to make this a quarterly event on the Sunday following the Grand Lodge Quarterly. Please promote this to your lodge members and lets have a great turnout. I hope to see you at breakfast.

The event will take place in the Newtonville Masonic Building from 8:30-11:00 am on March 17th.  The cost is $10 per person and children under 12 are free.

District Mailing List 

One of the District Deputy Grand Master's goals is to facilitate the flow of information about events going on in the District to all the brothers of the district. In order to do this the District Webmaster is putting together a mailing list for those who are interested in receiving information about the goings on around the District. The DDGM and Webmaster will occasionally be sending out information about events going on in the district; in addition there will be a monthly newsletter that the DDGM sends out with important information about upcoming events. If you are interested in staying informed about the Lodges in the Fifth District please click information  here ​and leave you contact 
Dalhousie Lodge Ladies Night and New Year Celebration 
On Feburary 13th, 2019 Dalhousie Lodge will be hosting its Ladies night and Chinese New Year celebration. Space is limited and all reservations must go through Dalhousie Lodge. This is a great evening and a lot of fun for everyone involved; and if you have never seen a dragon dance, this is your chance.

Grand Master's One Day Class

  
***Your candidate must be read, voted on and submitted to Grand Lodge  by January 31, 2019

 Your have heard it over and over about the one day class coming up in March.  At this point you needed to have your candidates that you want to go through this class to have been voted on in lodge.  If not there is a very good chance they will not be able to attend.

Remember this class is great for a guy who just does not have time to do it the traditional way, like a sales guy who travels all the time and can’t promise to be at the meetings.

Many contributing members have gone through the one day class so don’t think for a second anyone who does this is a lesser Mason.
 ​What is the schedule for the day?

The day will begin with an early light breakfast followed by a brief orientation for candidates, sponsors and attendees.  Afterwards, there will be degree work interspersed with short breaks including a luncheon for all attending.
It will be a busy day, so precise times are fluid.  
Freemasonry License Plates

 The MM series plate (Freemasonry) is available now at full service RMV ofces across Massachusets. The Registry of Motor Vehicles began releasing the plates in late January 2017. Only the RMV can accept applicatons for these plates. They cannot be ordered through Grand Lodge.

For online ordering, go to the ofcial RMV website: htps://secure.rmv.state.ma.us/SpecialPlates/intro.aspx and scroll through the sample plates until you see the MM series (Freemasonry) plate.

Besides providing awareness, the Masonic License Plates support our statewide Masonic charites, including the Brotherhood Fund!

These Freemasonry Plates are available to all Masons, their families, friends and anyone who supports FreeMasonry! The applicaton fee is $40 (reimbursed by GL). Every two years regular plates are renewed for $60 (as an FYI vanity plates are $100 and renewable every year!). The Freemasonry plate is re-newed for $100 with the diference be-ing returned to GL Charites! The $40 diference on renewal is also tax deductable!