February Meetings

Tacony Lodge continues to grow! This month, our lodge conferred the Fellowcraft Masons Degree at our Stated Meeting. After a taco bar dinner, the Worshipful Master conducted a Masonic Trivia game which was enjoyed by all. Everyone left knowing more than they did when they got there.

At our Extra Meeting on February 26, two Brothers were raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason! Bro. David Brett, WM, conferred the first Master Masons degree. The second Master Masons degree was conferred by the Shield and Square Club, a Masonic Club made up of Brothers who have served in law enforcement. The Shield and Square Club conferred this Degree on one of Philly’s Finest, a Philadelphia Police Officer. After our degree work, the lodge was closed and we moved over to Tony’s Famous Pizza for food and fellowship.


A New Year!

January brought in a New Year and with that, a new line of officers for this Masonic Year! Congratulations to our newly elected and appointed officers! Bro. David Brett, WM and a Past Master, has a great year in store for Tacony Lodge No. 600.

At our January Stated Meeting, our lodge paid tribute to Bro. Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland, whose birthday falls on January 25. If you’ve ever sang Auld Lang Syne, you my friends are reciting a Robert Burns poem! Click his name above to visit the WiKi page. A brief history of Robert Burns’ Masonic career was read after the Toast to the Haggis! We were also entertained by a bagpiper in true Scottish garb. Our Worshipful Master was also sporting a kilt, a brave task for a man of English background and for any man in January! What a great way to kick off the year!

This month we had not one but TWO Extra Meetings! The end of 2018 saw an influx of petitions to join our lodge and our degree work has continued to bring these great men into our fraternity. In the months to come, we will be conducting even more degree work as our lodge continues to prosper!

125th Anniversary!

On Tuesday, November 20, Tacony Lodge No. 600 celebrated its 125th Anniversary. A Stated Meeting was held and a lodge of Entered Apprentices was opened at the usual time. The lodge had the privilege to welcome the officers of Masonic District D, Bro. Leonard A. Juliani Jr., District Deputy Grand Master, and Bro. S. Eugene Herritt, Right Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. The RW Grand Master presented Bro. Timothy J. Curran Jr., Worshipful Master, and Tacony Lodge with his medallion and the lodge presented him with a gift and a contribution to the Masonic Library and Museum. Brothers Charles and Eugene Frolich, identical twin brothers, were presented with 50 Year Service Emblems of Gold.

After the meeting, a catered dinner was served in the lodge’s banquet hall. A total of 125 seats were set to commemorate the 125th Anniversary, with 124 seats able to be occupied. The 125th seat was reserved for a missing person, for which the lodge has set up a Prisoner of War and Missing in Action table.

DF996C5F-7E8B-4503-B290-F286AD24DCA2.jpegImmediately following dinner, Bro. Curran, WM, opened a Table Lodge where three regular toasts were given and a fourth toast for our nation’s Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action.

A great night was had by all!

October Happenings

The month of October was busy for Tacony Lodge! We kicked off the month with our annual Lodge Night Out! Members and their spouses and friends attended a murder mystery dinner and show at the Peddlers Village Cock N Bull Restaurant for the Goblet of Poison show. What a blast that was!

At our Stated Meeting, Past Masters of Tacony Lodge were recognized for their service to our fraternity.
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After dinner, Bro. Yasser Alkhatib, a Past Master himself, provided valuable knowledge on the jewel of a Past Master!

We returned to the lodge room and allowed the Past Masters to assume the officer stations and places for the conferral of the Entered Apprentice Masons degree. Bro. Albert Eschert, PM initiated his own son into Freemasonry!

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And that’s not all! Tacony Lodge held an Extra Meeting for the conferral of a Fellowcraft Masons degree and an Entered Apprentice Masons degree. Congratulations to our new FC and EA!

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Stay tuned for next month’s updates! There’s a lot going on as we approach our 125th Anniversary! Until next time, stay level!

Aid for Friends

A few members of Tacony Lodge and girls from Philadelphia Assembly No. 47, International Order of Rainbow Girls, a Masonic Youth Group, volunteered their time on a Monday night at a local food bank. Volunteering for causes such as this is always a worthy cause but showing our youth the benefits of volunteering will instill a sense of respect and humility in them. Great job brethren and girls!