Chandler Lodge No. 227

Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania

Est. 4 May 1848


Masonic Center, West Reading under
The Grand Lodge of PA

 

Last update:

December 27th, 2021

 


 









 



Masonic Center

400 South 7th Avenue
West Reading, PA  19611

 

Stated Meetings: First Tuesday of the month
Extra Meetings: 4th Wednesday after the first Tuesday


 

WM Victor M. Frederick, V

invites you to come to a Stated Meeting of the Lodge. Support your favorite Charity by participating in his “Charity of the Month” program!

A note to visitors to our Lodge from the Officers and Members : Chandler Lodge No. 227 is proud to support our DDGM in continuing the Pennsylvania tradition of requiring "Masonic Dress" at our Stated and Extra meetings. Masonic dress is coat and tie (We have extra ties), but more than that it signifies a proper state of mind when entering the Lodge, being dressed Masonically means to be ready to leave the outside world of concerns to dwell in peace among your Brethren.

 

Any Member of the Lodge in good standing is entitled to a Masonic Funeral Service. Contact the Secretary for details...

 


Brunch with the Men will be at 8:30 Am., the Saturday following the Stated Meeting at a location TBD,

Or at the pleasure of the Worshipful Master. Watch your Notice!

 


2022 Calendar :

January

4th Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Pork and Sauerkraut. Dessert: Cheese Cake

Program: Introduction of Officers.

5th School of Instruction

12th School of Instruction

18th Officer Rehearsal

19th School of Instruction

26th Extra Meeting

 

February

1st Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Roast Beef with Green Beans Almondine. Dessert: Chocolate Cake

Program: York Rite

2nd School of Instruction

9th School of Instruction

15th Officers rehearsal

16th School of Instruction

23rd Extra Meeting

 

March

1st Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Baked stuffed Cheese Shells. Dessert: Vanilla Cake

Program: Scottish Rite

2nd School of Instruction

9th School of Instruction

15th Officers Rehearsal

16th School of Instruction

23rd Extra Meeting.

 

April

5th Stated Meeting Trustees’ Audit Report

Supper Menu: Italian Meatballs with salad. Dessert: Fruit Pie w. Ice cream

Program: Examination of a Visitor & Masonic Funeral Service

6th School of Instruction

13th School of Instruction

16th Regional School?

19th Officers Rehearsal

20th School of Instruction

27th Extra Meeting

 

May

3rd Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Baked stuffed Chicken. Dessert: Ice Cream

Program: Official Visitation 60/50/25 yr service pins

4th School of Instruction

8th Mother’s Day

11th School of Instruction

14th 174th Annual Banquet

17th Officers Rehearsal

18th School of Instruction

25th Extra Meeting

 

June

7th Stated Meeting, Family Fun Night !

Supper Menu: BBQ Pork Ribs, Mac n Cheese. Dessert: Apple Crisp with Ice Cream

Program: DeMolay

8th School of Instruction

15th School of Instruction

21st Officer Rehearsal

22nd School of Instruction

29th Extra Meeting

 

Lodge is "Dark" July and August

 

July

6th School of Instruction

13th School of Instruction

20th School of Instruction

 

August

3rd School of Instruction

10th School of Instruction

17th School of Instruction

 

September

6th Stated Meeting.

Supper Menu: Sirloin Beef Tips w. Peppers and Onions. Dessert: Ice Cream

Program: Is Masonry Relevant?

7th School of Instruction

14th School of Instruction

20th Officer Rehearsal

21st School of Instruction

28th Extra Meeting

 

October

4th Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Lasagna w. Salad. Dessert: Chocolate Cake

Program: New Members and Past Masters Night

5th School of Instruction

12th School of Instruction

18th Officer Rehearsal

19th School of Instruction

26th Extra Meeting

 

November

1st Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Roast Turkey w. Potato Filling. Dessert: Cherry crisp w. Ice Cream

Program: Veterans Night. Guest Speaker George March, Sentinel for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

2nd School of Instruction

9th School of Instruction

15th Officer Rehearsal

16th School of Instruction

23rd Extra Meeting

24th Thanksgiving

 

December

6th Stated Meeting

Supper Menu: Baked Ham w. Broccoli and Whipped Potatoes. Dessert: Fruit Pie w. Ice Cream

Program: Election and Installation of Officers

7th School of Instruction

14th School of Instruction

20th Officer Rehearsal

21st School of Instruction

25th Christmas

28th Extra Meeting

 

Is it your Masonic birthday?  See your meeting notice!

Note:  If you know the whereabouts of any of the "lost" Brethren in your meeting notice, please contact the Secretary!

 

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Upcoming Masonic Events

 

Chandler Lodge No.227 173rd Annual Banquet

Date:  May 14th

7th Masonic District Board of Govenors

Date:  Second Wednesday of the Month
Time:  7:00pm
Location: Masonic Center, West Reading, PA
Please see your meeting notice for further details!
 


Masonic Thoughts

From James M. Frank, IV, PM to the Brethren of Chandler Lodge No. 227

To my Fraternal Brethren of Chandler Lodge No.227:

The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania is one of a few remaining Grand Lodges in the World that works under the Ancients Constitution. The following was copied from Wikipedia, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masonic_manuscripts):

The Book of Constitutions, or Ahiman Rezon, of the Grand Lodge of England According to the Old Institutions, also known as the Antient Grand Lodge of England or the Grand Lodge of the Antients, was first published in 1754. Its author, Laurence Dermott, was Grand Secretary of the Antient Grand Lodge from 1752 to 1771. The full name of the first edition was Ahiman Rezon; or a Help to a Brother; showing the Excellency of Secrecy, and the first cause or motive of the Institution of Masonry; The Principles of the Craft; and the benefits from a Strict Observance thereof, etc., etc.; Also the Old and New Regulations; etc. To which is added the greatest collection of Masons' Songs, etc. A second edition was published in 1764, and subsequent editions in 1778, 1787, 1800, 1801, 1807, and 1813. The second edition was reprinted in Philadelphia in 1855 by Leon Hyneman. Dermott borrowed heavily from the Constitutions of the Grand Lodge of Ireland which had been published in 1751.

The third Charge in the Ahiman Rezon reads in part:

CHARGE III. Concerning Private Qualities and Duties.

For the better attainment of these shining qualities, he is to seek and acquire, as far as possible, the virtues of patience, meekness, self-denial, forbearance and the like, which give him the command over himself and enable him to govern his own family with affection, dignity and prudence; at the same time, checking every disposition injurious to the world and promoting that love and service, which brethren of the same Lodge or household, owe to each other. Therefore, to afford succour to the distressed, to divide our bread with the industrious poor and to put the misguided traveller into the way, are qualities inherent in the Craft and suitable to its dignity. But though a Mason is never to shut his ear unkindly to the complaints of any of the human species; yet when a brother is oppressed or suffers, he is in a more peculiar manner called to open his whole soul in love and compassion to him, and to relieve without prejudice, according to his capacity.

James M. Frank, IV, Worshipful Master 2020, 2021.

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