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2016

HARVEY J. WAUGH, Grand Master

David R. Lucas, Deputy Grand Master
Thomas A. Rorrie, Senior Grand Warden
Dennis E. Reebel, Junior Grand Warden

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Front Row: Rt. Wor. David R. Lucas, Most Wor. Harvey J. Waugh, Rt. Wor. Gerald Dowden
Back Row: Rt. Wor. Dennis E. Reebel, Rt. Wor. Thomas A. Rorrie, Rt. Wor. Mason W. Russell, Most Wor. Arthur E. Johnson.

A portrait of the Grand Master and officers appeared on the frontispiece and above.


QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston)

  • 03/09: 2016-6;
  • 06/08: 2016-33;
  • 09/14: 2016-61;
  • 12/14: 2016-107; (Annual Communication)

03/09 Agenda

  • 2016-17: Discussion on changes to the Grand Constitutions.
  • 2016-27: Appointment of Grand Representative.

06/08 Agenda

  • 2016-45: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 2016-47: Recognition of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas.
  • 2016-50: Discipline.
  • 2016-51: Appointment of Grand Representatives.
  • 2016-52: Presentations.

09/14 Agenda

  • 2016-73: Recognition of Proxies.
  • 2016-76: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 2016-81: Discipline.
  • 2016-82: Presentations.
  • 2016-83: Candidates for Grand Warden.

12/14 Agenda

  • 2016-119: Presentation of Secretary of the Year.
  • 2016-119: Recognition of Proxies.
  • 2016-123: Budget for 2017 approved.
  • 2016-125: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 2016-129: Election of Paul Fulton Gleason as Grand Master.
  • 2016-130: Elections of other Grand Officers.
  • 2016-131: Discipline.
  • 2016-131: Presentations.
  • 2016-136: Committee Reports.

Lodge By-Law Changes

Necrologies and Memorials

  • NECROLOGIES:
    • 03/09: 2016-19: Rt. Wor. James Allen Manninen, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/09: 2016-19: Rt. Wor. Robert Webster Williams, III, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/09: 2016-19: Rt. Wor. Thomas Richard Hickey, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/09: 2016-20: Rt. Wor. David Reynolds Price, Sr., Past Senior Grand Warden.
    • 03/09: 2016-20: Rt. Wor. Raymond Elliott Ramsdell, II, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/09: 2016-20: Rt. Wor. Carl Arthur Gordon, Past Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/09: 2016-21: Rt. Wor. Martin Joseph Hanrahan, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/08: 2016-45: Rt. Wor. Scott Louis Allen, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/08: 2016-46: Rt. Wor. Harry Alzirus Powers, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/08: 2016-45: Rt. Wor. Frank Oren Collins, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/08: 2016-45: Rt. Wor. John Edward Grant, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/14: 2016-77: Rt. Wor. Thomas Francis McGrath, Jr., Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/14: 2016-77: Rt. Wor. Robert Lloyd Steadman, Past Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/14: 2016-77: Rt. Wor. John Alexander Truesdale, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/14: 2016-78: Rt. Wor. John Robert Hays, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/14: 2016-78: Rt. Wor. Richard Stephen Nicoll, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/14: 2016-78: Rt. Wor. Kenneth Stephen Gendall, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/14: 2016-79: Rt. Wor. Donald Francis Tabbut, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/14: 2016-128: Rt. Wor. Donald Morgan Chambers, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/14: 2016-129: Rt. Wor. John Frederic Platt, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/14: 2016-129: Rt. Wor. James Mair McBride, Past Deputy Grand Master.
  • MEMORIALS:

Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals

  • 06/08: 206-50: Changes to the following sections of the Grand Constitutions were approved:

Title Page, Preamble, 202, 204, 206, 209, 212, 213, 214, 215, 217, 219, 220, 223, 224, 236, 237, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 300, 302, 303, 305, 313, 315, 316, 317, 319, 320, 321, 322, 327, 329, 332, 334, 338, 353, 400, 403, 406, 407, 409, 411, 418, 420, 422, 500, 507, 508, 600(b), 604, 605, 606, 709(m), 709(n), 817(A), 817(B), Rules for the Government of Grand Lodge Rule XIII.

Note: the revised version of the Grand Constitutions is the new 2016 edition.

Grand Master's Address

  • 03/09: 2016-27; opening remarks; visits; new Executive Assistant; new Grand Lodge committees; license plate program; Brotherhood Fund; commemorative plates for State House commemoration.
  • 06/08: 2016-52; opening remarks; visits; trips to Chile and Panama; time capsule replica plates; license plates; 186 Committee.
  • 09/14: 2016-83; opening remarks; new Executive Assistant; scholarship awards; 186 Committee; revamping of first floor areas; license plates; Joseph Warren statue dedication.
  • 12/14: 2016-132; opening remarks; visits; open house; Joseph Warren statue dedication; Scottish Rite; revamping of first floor areas; revenue enhancement; increase in Grand Lodge Dues; new edict on Masonic Motorcycle Clubs; thanks.
    • Visits by Grand Master Waugh, beginning on Page 2016-140:
      • Anniversaries:
        • Saggahew, Haverhill (05/06; 150th Anniversary; Special Communication)
        • Lafayette-Dover, Westwood (05/14; 150th Anniversary)
        • Celestial, Westwood (09/21; 150th Anniversary; Special Communication)
      • Constitution and Consolidation of Lodges:
      • Lodge Visits:
        • Fidelity, Melrose (01/30; Deputy Grand Master's Reception)
        • Celestial, Westwood (02/27; Senior Grand Warden's Reception)
        • United Brethren (03/12; Junior Grand Warden's Reception)
        • Florida visits (03/14-03/18)
        • Panama visits (04/13-04/25)
        • Chile visits (04/18-04/22)
        • Grand Lodge of Maine (05/01-05/03)
        • Grand Lodge of Iran in Exile (05/13)
        • The Masters, Needham (05/18; Installation)
        • Grand Lodge of New Hampshire (05/20-05/22)
        • Grand Lodge of Rhode Island (05/22-05/23)
        • Wyoming, Melrose (06/04; One Day Class)
        • Aurora, Fitchburg (06/11; 50-Year Past Master presentation)
        • Grand Lodge of Vermont (06/14-06/16)
        • Weymouth United, Weymouth (06/21; 50-year Veteran presentation)
        • Grand Lodge of Virginia (11/10-11/13)
        • Solomon's Temple, Uxbridge (11/15)
        • William Sewall Gardner-Kilwinning (11/30; Feast of St. Andrew)
        • Retiring Reception, Wilmington (11/11)
        • Norfolk, Needham (11/12; Joseph Warren Medal presentation)
      • Visits by other Grand Lodge officers begin on Page 2016-143.

Petitions for Charters

Revocations of Charters

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • 06/04: 2016-31. Worcester. Corner Stone and Dedication of Worcester World War II Memorial. David R. Lucas, Acting Grand Master.
    • 2016-31: Grand Lodge opened at Worcester City Hall.
    • 2016-31: Presentation of colors.
    • 2016-32: Ceremony of dedication.
    • 2016-32: Contents of Corner Stone.
    • 2016-32: Proclamation of the Grand Marshal.
  • 07/16: 2016-58. Newburyport. 250th Anniversary of St. John's Newburyport. David R. Lucas, Acting Grand Master.
    • 2016-59: Grand Lodge opened in Prelate's Hall at the Newburyport Masonic Building.
    • 2016-59: Reception of the acting Grand Master and suite by Wor. Andrew Karayianes, Master of the lodge. Opening remarks by the Acting Grand Master.
    • 2016-59: Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 2016-59: Presentation of Joseph Warren Medal to R. W. William Sohni.
  • 09/10: 2016-61. Haverhill. Installation of the officers of Merrimack Lodge. David R. Lucas, Acting Grand Master.
    • 2016-61: Grand Lodge opened in the Haverhill Masonic Building.
    • 2016-61: Reception of the acting Grand Master and suite. Opening remarks by the Acting Grand Master.
    • 2016-61: Installation of officers.
    • 2016-62: Remarks by the Acting Grand Master and other Brothers.
  • 09/17: 2016-87. Wilmington. Constitution of Scimitar Lodge.
    • 2016-88: Grand Lodge opened at Aleppo Shrine.
    • 2016-88: Reception of the Grand Master and suite by Rt. Wor. Harlan Woods, Master of the lodge under dispensation.
    • 2016-88: Presentation of the Brethren of the Lodge by the Deputy Grand Master.
    • 2016-89: Constitution ceremony.
    • 2016-89: Proclamation by the Grand Marshal.
    • 2016-89: Installation of officers.
    • 2016-90: Remarks by Rt. Wor. Walter H. Hunt, Grand Historian.
  • 09/21: 2016-91. Westwood. 150th Anniversary of Celestial Lodge.
    • 2016-94: Grand Lodge opened in the Westwood Masonic Building.
    • 2016-94: Dedication ceremony.
    • 2016-94: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.

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  • 10-22: 2016-97. Boston. Dedication of Joseph Warren Statue at Forest Hills Cemetery.
    • 2016-98: Grand Lodge opened in Forsyth Chapel.
    • 2016-98: Introductory remarks and presentation of colors.
    • 2016-98: Carpet ceremony.
    • 2016-98: Historical remarks by Erling A. Hanson, Jr., of Forest Hills Cemetery and George Wildrick, a descendant of General Warren.
    • 2016-98: Historical address by Samuel Forman.
    • 2016-101: Remarks by Rt. Wor. Glenn L. Kubick, District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 2016-102: Procession by Grand Lodge to the grave site. Wreath laying at the grave of William Dawes.
    • 2016-102: Remarks by Rt. Wor. Glenn L. Kubick, District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 2016-103: Remarks by the Grand Master.
    • 2016-104: Presentation of time capsule. Contents on page 2016-105.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/2016)

  • 2016-191: Opening and roll call.
  • 2016-200: Report of Grand Secretary; 635 diplomas issued. List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 2016, as well as the past 2 years.
  • 2016-201: Presentation of Certificate of Appreciation from R. W. George D. Seghers, on behalf of the George Washington Masonic Memorial Association. Presentation of plaque by M. W. Simon R. LaPlace on behalf of the Masonic Service Association of North America.
  • 2016-201: Installation of Grand Master Paul Fulton Gleason. Installation of other Grand Officers.
  • 2016-204: Feast of St. John. Toasts and names of speakers:
    • 2016-205: Deputy Grand Master Kevin J. Willis.
    • 2016-211: Most Wor. James Cole.

LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 2016

There were 32 districts in Massachusetts in 2016 (numbered 1 through 31), as well as districts for China, Cuba and Panama (which includes the lodges situated in Chile).

DISTRICT 1

Timothy A. Ackerman, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A2

DISTRICT 2

Donald R. Watson, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A3

DISTRICT 3

Paul A. S. Bushey, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A4

DISTRICT 4

Thomas A. Lima, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2015-A5

DISTRICT 5

Joseph Goldstein, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A6

DISTRICT 6

Glenn L. Kubick, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A7

DISTRICT 7

Edward W. Redmond, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A8

DISTRICT 8

Wayne L. Robbins, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A9

DISTRICT 9

Lester A. Davis, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A10

DISTRICT 10

William K. Clapp, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A11

DISTRICT 11

Fred A. Dobson, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A12

DISTRICT 12

Archibald H. Campbell, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A13

DISTRICT 13

John E. Kelley, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A14

DISTRICT 14

Donald S. Stevens, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A15

DISTRICT 15 NORTH

Richard A. Ellis, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A16

DISTRICT 15 SOUTH

Robert A. Mosher, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A17

DISTRICT 16

Christopher L. Lindsay, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A18

DISTRICT 17

Michael J. Kelly, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A19

DISTRICT 18

David J. Damstra, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A20

DISTRICT 19

Thomas O. Dexter, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A21

DISTRICT 20

Peter M. Culberson, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A22

DISTRICT 21

Chronis Kalivas, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A23

DISTRICT 22

Wilfred E. Ducharme, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A24

DISTRICT 23

Gregory L. Stahl, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A25

DISTRICT 24

Christopher M. St. Cyr, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A26

DISTRICT 25

John A. Fritscher, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A27

DISTRICT 26

Jeffrey R. Gordon, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A28

DISTRICT 27

Philip W. Lambert, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A29

DISTRICT 28

Robert J. Pannon, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A30

DISTRICT 29

Marc C. Abbe, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A31

DISTRICT 30

Craig A. Pedercini, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A32

DISTRICT 31

Gordon G. VanOrman, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2015-A33

PANAMA DISTRICT

Gerald Dowden, District Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2015-A36

CHINA DISTRICT

Brian N. Watson, District Deputy Grand Master; 1 Lodge
Tabular: 2015-A34

  • Sinim (Tokyo, Japan, 1903)

CUBA DISTRICT

Gerald Dowden, District Grand Master; 1 Lodge
Tabular: 2015-A35


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