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2017

PAUL F. GLEASON, Grand Master

Kevin J. Willis, Deputy Grand Master
Roger W. Waugh, Sr., Senior Grand Warden
Robert C. Schremser, Junior Grand Warden

GMandOfficers2017.jpg

Front Row: Rt. Wor. Kevin J. Willis, Most Wor. Paul F. Gleason, Rt. Wor. George O'Masta
Back Row: Rt. Wor. Robert C. Schremser, Rt. Wor. Roger W. Waugh, Sr., Rt. Wor. Mason W. Russell, Most Wor. Albert T. Ames.

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


QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston)

  • 03/08: 2017-20;
  • 06/14: 2017-58;
  • 09/13: 2017-104;
  • 12/13: 2017-125; (Annual Communication)

03/08 Agenda

06/14 Agenda

  • 2017-71: Restoration of the precedence date of Trinity Lodge. Committee report reprinted in full.
  • 2017-73: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 2017-84: Recognition of four Brazilian state Grand Lodges: Parana, Estado de Maio Grosso, Rio Grande Do Sul, and Santa Catarina.
  • 2017-85: Election of a trustee for the Masonic Education & Charity Trust.
  • 2017-85: Ruling on Past Grand Officers, defined in Section 208 of the Grand Constitutions.
  • 2017-85: Renaming of the China District to District 32.
  • 2017-86: Appointment and recognition of Grand Representatives.
  • 2017-89: Discipline.
  • 2017-90: Report on Receivership.
  • 2017-91: Presentations.

09/13 Agenda

  • 2017-114: Recognition of Proxies.
  • 2017-115: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 2017-116: Budget for 2018.
  • 2017-116: Grand Warden candidates for 2018.
  • 2017-117: Ruling on Lodge Officer election requirements.
  • 2017-117: Appointment and recognition of Grand Representatives.
  • 2017-119: Discipline.
  • 2017-119: Presentations.

12/13 Agenda

  • 2017-144: Re-election of Paul F. Gleason as Grand Master; election of other Grand Officers.
  • 2017-147: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 2017-148: Discipline.
  • 2017-148: Presentations.

Lodge By-Law Changes

Necrologies and Memorials

  • NECROLOGIES:
    • 03/08: 2017-34: Rt. Wor. Walter Lawrence Gosciminski, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/08: 2017-34: Rt. Wor. Harry Sundlun Novek, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/08: 2017-34: Rt. Wor. Robert Johnston, Past Junior Grand Warden.
    • 03/08: 2017-35: Rt. Wor. Melvin Ravitz, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/08: 2017-35: Rt. Wor. Jack Lionel Zimmerman, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/08: 2017-36: Rt. Wor. Mark Edward Feder, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 2017-86: Rt. Wor. Everett Arnold Johnston, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 2017-86: Rt. Wor. Charles Henry Taylor, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 2017-87: Rt. Wor. Frank Lindsey Wellcome, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 2017-87: Rt. Wor. Donald Francis Albertine, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 2017-87: Rt. Wor. Richard Dayton Gates, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 2017-88: Rt. Wor. Lawrence Edward Williams, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 2017-88: Rt. Wor. Albert Mitchell Adams, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 2017-88: Rt. Wor. Craig Stuart Wallace, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 2017-89: Rt. Wor. John Joseph Girdvainis, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 2017-89: Rt. Wor. Roland Iverson Outhuse, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/13: 2017-117: Rt. Wor. Alvin Richmond Piper, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/13: 2017-118: Rt. Wor. John Elkins Eldert, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/13: 2017-118: Rt. Wor. Robert Chester Keogh, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/13: 2017-142: Rt. Wor. Robert Sargent Phillips, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/13: 2017-142: Rt. Wor. John Charles MacDonald, III, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/13: 2017-143: Rt. Wor. David Pearce Duncan, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/13: 2017-143: Rt. Wor. Willard Bryant Cookson, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/13: 2017-143: Rt. Wor. Lynwood Pendexter Harriman, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/13: 2017-144: Rt. Wor. John Haraden Day, Jr., Past District Deputy Grand Master.
  • MEMORIALS:

Grand Master's Address

  • 03/09: 2017-27; opening remarks; visits; license plates; membership.
  • 06/14: 2017-92; opening remarks; visits; DeMolay and Rainbow; membership; open houses.
  • 09/13: 2017-119: opening remarks; visits; Master's Path; mergers; membership; communications and development; building tours.
  • 12/13: 2017-149; opening remarks; commendation to Grand Warden candidates; visits; UGLE 300th Anniversary; Rookie award; DeMolay; membership; "guarding the West Gate"; charity following hurricanes; dues increase; thanks to Grand Organist; Committee reports.

Petitions for Charters

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • 02/09: 2017-6. Albrook. Commemoration of the Centenary of the Panama Canal District.
    • 2017-6: Grand Lodge opened in a convenient apartment in the Shriners' Building in Albrook. The District Grand Lodge was opened in the main hall.
    • 2017-7: The Grand Master and officers were received by Rt. Wor. George O'Masta, District Grand Master.
    • 2017-8: Historical Address by Rt. Wor. Walter H. Hunt, Grand Historian, reprinted in full.
    • 2017-16: A presentation about the ornaments of the Lodge by Rt. Wor. John B. Bamber.
    • 2017-16: Additional presentations.
  • 02/18: 2017-17. Woburn. Consolidation of Mount Horeb (Woburn) and Somerville Lodges. Rt. Wor. Kevin J. Willis, Deputy Grand Master, Acting Grand Master.
    • 2017-18: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Masters of the two Lodges.
    • 2017-18: Merger ceremony.
    • 2017-18: Proclamation by the Grand Marshal.
    • 2017-18: Carpet ceremony.
    • 2017-18: Remarks by the Acting Grand Master and other Brothers.
  • 04/22: 2017-43. Melrose. 150th Anniversary and rededication of Melrose Masonic Building.
    • 2017-44: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Master of Fidelity Lodge, Wor. Gregory Potamis.
    • 2017-44: History of Melrose Masonic Building.
    • 2017-44: Presentation of Distinguished Service Medal to Rt. Wor. David R. Lucas by Rt. Wor. Thomas A. Lima, Jr.
    • 2017-45: Carpet Ceremony.
    • 2017-45: Remarks by Grand Master and other Brothers.
  • 05/04: 2017-46. West Stockbridge. Declaration of a Mason at Sight.
    • 2017-47: Grand Lodge opened along with Wisdom Lodge.
    • 2017-47: Grand Lodge and the Lodge were called to Labor in Pittsfield at the home of Patrick Kassim Murphy, who took upon himself the obligations of the Degrees and was declared a Mason at Sight by the Grand Master.
  • 05/20: 2017-48. Norwood. 150th Anniversary of Orient Lodge and Cornerstone laying ceremony. Rt. Wor. Kevin J. Willis, Deputy Grand Master, Acting Grand Master.
    • 2017-49: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Robert J. Disario, Master of Orient Lodge.
    • 2017-49: Corner stone laying ceremony.
    • 2017-50: Address by the Acting Grand Master, reprinted in full.
  • 06/03: 2017-55. Oak Bluffs. 150th Anniversary of Oriental-Martha's Vineyard Lodge.
    • 2017-56: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Ezra J. Sherman, Master of the Lodge.
    • 2017-56: Musical presentation.
    • 2017-56: History of the Lodge, presented by Wor. Bruce E. Nevin (not in Proceedings).
    • 2017-56: Carpet ceremony.
    • 2017-56: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
  • 06/27: 2017-96. Natick. Consolidation of Dalhousie and Wellesley Lodges.
    • 2017-97: Grand Lodge opened as was received by the Masters of the two Lodges.
    • 2017-97: Merger ceremony.
    • 2017-97: Remarks by the Grand Master and other officers.
  • 08/11: 2017-99. Melrose. Consolidation of Fidelity and Wyoming Lodges. R. W. Roger W. Waugh, Sr., Senior Grand Warden, Acting Grand Master.
    • 2017-99: Grand Lodge opened as was received by the Masters of the two Lodges.
    • 2017-100: Presentation of Lewis Jewels.
    • 2017-100: Merger ceremony.
    • 2017-100: Remarks by the Grand Historian.
    • 2017-100: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brethren.
  • 08/19: 2017-102. West Boylston. Consolidation of Boylston and Guiding Lights Lodges.
    • 2017-103: Grand Lodge opened as was received by the Masters of the two Lodges.
    • 2017-103: Merger ceremony.
    • 2017-103: Carpet ceremony.
    • 2017-103: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
  • 09/30: 2017-123. Douglas. Consolidation of Olive Branch and Mumford River Lodges. R. W. Robert C. Schremser, Junior Grand Warden, Acting Grand Master.
    • 2017-123: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Masters of the two Lodges.
    • 2017-124: Merger ceremony.
    • 2017-124: Carpet ceremony.
    • 2017-124: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/2017)

  • 2017-218: Opening and roll call.
  • 2017-218: Report of Grand Secretary; 490 diplomas issued. List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 2016, as well as the past 2 years.
  • 2017-219: Installation of Grand Master Paul Fulton Gleason. Installation of other Grand Officers.
  • 2017-222: Feast of St. John. Toasts and names of speakers:
    • 2017-223: Deputy Grand Master Scott T. Jareo.
    • 2017-227: Right Wor. Daniel D. Hrinko.

LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 2017

There were 32 districts in Massachusetts in 2017 (numbered 1 through 32), as well as districts for Cuba and Panama (which includes the lodges situated in Chile). Note change of China District name to District 32.

DISTRICT 1

Antonio Lopez, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A2

DISTRICT 2

Robert F. Stanley, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A3

DISTRICT 3

Jonathan D. Buck, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A4

DISTRICT 4

Thomas A. Lima, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A5

DISTRICT 5

Scott D. Inglis, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A6

DISTRICT 6

Robert S. Vartanian, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A7

DISTRICT 7

Edward W. Redmond, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A8

DISTRICT 8

Wayne L. Robbins, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A9

DISTRICT 9

Richard E. Halry, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A10

DISTRICT 10

William K. Clapp, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A11

DISTRICT 11

Brian J. Richard, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A12

DISTRICT 12

H. Mark Leonard, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A13

DISTRICT 13

Paul R. Craigie, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A14

DISTRICT 14

Michael J. Boucher, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A15

DISTRICT 15 NORTH

Alfredo J. R. Canhoto, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A16

DISTRICT 15 SOUTH

Stephen M. Emery, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A17

DISTRICT 16

Christopher L. Lindsay, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A18

DISTRICT 17

Daniel G. West, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A19

DISTRICT 18

Steven L. Swinhart, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2016-A20

DISTRICT 19

Thomas O. Dexter, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A21

DISTRICT 20

Peter M. Culberson, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A22

DISTRICT 21

William A. Benoit, III, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A23

DISTRICT 22

Craig A. Claflin, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A24

DISTRICT 23

John F. Sullvan, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A25

DISTRICT 24

Christopher M. St. Cyr, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A26

DISTRICT 25

Edward L. Savage, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A27

DISTRICT 26

Jeffrey R. Gordon, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A28

DISTRICT 27

Tyler W. Seavey, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A29

DISTRICT 28

Robert J. Parron, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A30

DISTRICT 29

Marc C. Abbe, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A31

DISTRICT 30

Craig A. Pedercini, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A32

DISTRICT 31

Christopher A. Tonini, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 2017-A33

DISTRICT 32

Richard E. Dyck, District Deputy Grand Master; 1 Lodge
Tabular: 2015-A34

  • Sinim (Tokyo, Japan, 1903)

PANAMA DISTRICT

George O'Masta, District Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 2015-A36

CUBA DISTRICT

George O'Masta, District Grand Master; 1 Lodge
Tabular: 2015-A35


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