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2006

JEFFREY B. HODGDON, Grand Master

William E. Holland, Deputy Grand Master
Richard B. Burgess, Senior Grand Warden
Donald M. Moran, Junior Grand Warden



QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston)

  • 03/08: 2006-21;
  • 06/08: 2006-59;
  • 09/14: 2006-97;
  • 12/14: 2006-161; (Annual Communication)

03/08 Agenda

  • 2006-31: Greetings to Grand Representatives.
  • 2006-34: Presentations.

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Dedication of the Lawrence Library
Back row: Grand Masters Bauer, Lovering, Darling, Hicks
Front row: Grand Masters Vose, Hodgdon

  • 2006-41: Grand Lodge Library dedication. Note: A brief history of the Library is provided in the Grand Master's remarks beginning on Page 2006-41.

06/14 Agenda

  • 2006-71: Greetings to Grand Representatives.
  • 2006-78: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 2006-78: Presentations.

09/13 Agenda

  • 2006-107: Greetings to Grand Representatives.
  • 2006-111: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 2006-111: Budget for 2007 (motion only).

12/13 Agenda

  • 2006-175: Greetings to Grand Representatives.
  • 2006-193: Re-election of Grand Master Jeffrey B. Hodgdon. Election of other Grand Lodge officers.
  • 2006-194: Presentations.

Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals

Grand Master's Address

  • 03/08: 2006-35; Masonic Membeship Momentum: opening remarks; schedule; Grand Master's Appeal; Campaign for Masonry; Grand Master's Picnic; April 17th parades; membeship; library; conclusion.
  • 06/14: 2006-79; Achieving Our Greatness: opening remarks; membership; scholarships; public relations; Grand Master's Picnic; library and museum; Masonic Health System; schedule; conclusion.
  • 09/13: 2006-112; Staying the Course: opening remarks; membership; ruling on paperwork; Campaign for Masonry; schedule; candidates for Grand Warden; death of M.W. Fred Kirby Bauer; conclusion.
  • 12/13: 2006-195; The Third Step: opening remarks; membership; Commitment to Masonry; Grand Lodge Dues; discipline; CHIP; Grand Lodge Building; schedule; conclusion; scholarship; library; insurance; service; education; CHIP; visits; medals.

Lodge By-Law Changes

Necrologies and Memorials

  • NECROLOGIES:
    • 03/08: 2006-32; Rt. Wor. Robert William LaPierre, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 2006-72; Rt. Wor. Nathan Nuel Rosenhek, Past District Deputy Grand Master, Past Grand Steward.
    • 06/14: 2006-72; Rt. Wor. Wayne Frederick Hoyle, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 2006-73; Rt. Wor. George Harvey Ellis, Past District Deputy Grand Master, Past Grand Steward.
    • 06/14: 2006-73; Rt. Wor. Frank Stanley Reynolds, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 2006-73; Rt. Wor. Walton Hersey Jenkins, II, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 2006-73; Rt. Wor. Lloyd Stanley Blair, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/13: 2006-107; Rt. Wor. George Milton Rogers, Jr., Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/13: 2006-108; Rt. Wor. Gomer Ellwood Bowen, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/13: 2006-108; Rt. Wor. Robert Henry Stevens, Past Senior Grand Warden.
    • 09/13: 2006-108; Rt. Wor. Arnold Benjamin Shaw, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/13: 2006-108; Rt. Wor. Waldo Albert Howe, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/13: 2006-185; Rt. Wor. John Richard Lundgren, Past District Deputy Grand Master.

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Past Grand Master Bauer

Petitions for Charters

Petitions for Dispensation for New Lodges

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • 01/21: 2006-11; Balboa, Panama. Visit to the District Grand Lodge.
    • 2006-12: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Rt. Wor. Victor D. Cruz, District Grand Master.
    • 2006-12: Installation of District officers.
    • 2006-12: Dedication of the new Lodge room "in the traditional Masonic manner."
    • 2006-12: Presentations. Address by the Grand Master.
  • 03/12: 2006-45; Warren, Maine. 200th Anniversary of St. George #16.
    • 2006-45: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Most Wor. Claire Tusch, Grand Master of Maine.
    • 2006-46: Rededication of lodge hall. Presentations.
    • 2006-46: Remarks by the Grand Master.
  • 06/27: 2006-93; Cotuit. Presentation of a 50-Year Past Master's Certificate.
    • 2006-94: Grand Lodge opened in "an historic building located next to Mariners' Lodge" and was received by the Master, Wor. David A. Nailor.
    • 2006-94: Presentation of a 50-year Past Master's Certificate to Rt. Wor. Waldo A. Howe. Note: Rt. Wor. Bro. Howe died on 08/11/2006, as reported on Page 2006-109.
    • 2006-94: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brethren.
  • 09/09: 2006-119; Charlton. Dedication of Overlook.
    • 2006-120: Grand Lodge opened at the Lodge room in the Overlook Building.
    • 2006-120: Dedication ceremony "in accordance with ancient form."
    • 2006-120: Address by the Grand Master at dedication, reproduced in full.
    • 2006-122: Remarks by Rt. Wor. David C. Turner and other Brothers and guests.
  • 10/05: 2006-125; Marblehead. Consolidation of Wayfarers and Philanthropic, as Philanthropic.
    • 2006-126: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Masters of the two Lodges.
    • 2006-126: Merger ceremony, described in detail.
    • 2006-129: Installation of the officers of Philanthropic Lodge.
    • 2006-129: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
  • 10/06: 2006-131; Shelburne Falls. 200th Anniversary of Mountain Lodge.
    • 2006-131: Opening of Grand Lodge by Most Wor. Albert T. Ames as Acting Grand Master, as the Grand Master was "hopelessly tied up in a traffic jam on I-91 with no possibility of reaching the Masonic Hall in adequate time." Reception by Wor. Jud Tower of Mountain Lodge.
    • 2006-132: Recess to Stillwaters Restaurant in Charlemont; arrival of the Grand Master.
    • 2006-132: Presentations. Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
  • 10/09: 2006-135; Lynn. Consolidation of Bethlehem and Mount Carmel, as Mount Carmel.
    • 2006-136: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Masters of the two Lodges.
    • 2006-136: Merger ceremony, described in detail.
    • 2006-139: Installation of the officers of Mount Carmel Lodge.
    • 2006-139: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/2006)

  • 2006-243: Opening and roll call.
  • 2006-249: Reception of guests, including Grand Representatives.
  • 2006-250: Report of Grand Secretary; 1,599 diplomas issued. List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 2006, as well as the past 2 years.
  • 2006-251: Installation of Grand Master Jeffrey Black Hodgdon. Installation of other Grand Officers.
  • 2006-254: Feast of St. John. Toasts and names of speakers:
  • 2006-254: The Grand Master.
  • 2006-255: Deputy Grand Master Joseph S. Mozzone.
  • 2006-258: Most Wor. Ronald G. Belanger, Past Grand Master of Maryland. (Text not included.)

LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 2006

There were 31 districts in Massachusetts in 2006 (numbered 1 through 31), as well as districts for Chile, China, the Caribbean and Panama.

DISTRICT 1

Lawrence J. Smith, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A3

DISTRICT 2

Mark H. Norton, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges + 1 U.D.
Tabular: 2006-A4

DISTRICT 3

Herbert W. Mower, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A5

DISTRICT 4

Harlan L. Woods, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A6

DISTRICT 5

Jeffrey L. Gardner, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A7

DISTRICT 6

Peter Randall, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A8

DISTRICT 7

James W. Pearce, III, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A9

DISTRICT 8

David S. Elsner, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A10

DISTRICT 9

Arthur C. Bisenti, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A11

DISTRICT 10

Mason W. Russell, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A12

DISTRICT 11

Paul C. Rogers, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A13

DISTRICT 12

Timothy Hanks, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A14

DISTRICT 13

David J. Raymond, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A15

DISTRICT 14

Ernest A. Bean, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A16

DISTRICT 15

Peter Simmons, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A17; note that the Proceedings list has the wrong recapitulation

DISTRICT 16

George C. Upper, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A18

DISTRICT 17

William R. Kennedy, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A19

DISTRICT 18

H. Lee Potter, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A20

DISTRICT 19

John E. Cottrill, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A21

DISTRICT 20

Arne Grepstad, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A22

DISTRICT 21

W. Bradford Morse, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A23

DISTRICT 22

Edward N. Thompson, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A24

DISTRICT 23

Timothy J. Kelly, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A25

DISTRICT 24

Windsor H. Bigelow, III, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A26

DISTRICT 25

Andrew G. Robinson, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A27

DISTRICT 26

John H. Doughty, IV, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A28

DISTRICT 27

Brian Marsh, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A29

DISTRICT 28

Jeffery M. Lowe, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A30

DISTRICT 29

Stanley L. LaBreque, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A31

DISTRICT 30

Robert J. Ciempa, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A32

DISTRICT 31

George A. Hadley, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A33

PANAMA CANAL DISTRICT

Victor D. Cruz, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A34

  • Sojourners (Cristobal, Canal Zone, 1912)
  • Ancon (Ancon, Canal Zone, 1913)
  • Gatun (Empire, Canal Zone, 1915)

CHILE DISTRICT

Daniel E. Cerda, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A35

CHINA DISTRICT

Frederick Shane, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2006-A36

CUBA DISTRICT

Victor D. Cruz, District Deputy Grand Master; 1 Lodge
Tabular: 2006-A37


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