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Dover Lodge #489

Masonic Lodge of Westlake, Ohio

December 19, 2017
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Feast of St. John the Evangelist

Brethren of Dover Lodge, You are hereby summoned to the annual Feast of St. John the Evangelist, to be held on Saturday December 23rd at 7:30am sharp in Westlake Masonic Temple. This feast day is your right as a Freemason, and our ceremony is a renewal to recall you to your true profession as Craftsmen.

This ceremony is exclusive to Dover Men only, and the details of it are sworn to secrecy among us. Attendees are asked to bring a breakfast item to share in the feast. We will dine, have our ceremony, and then step back into this world that so desperately needs what the TRUE Master Mason can bring.

Do not miss this Brethren – this is YOUR Feast Day that you have earned by taking the Mystic Yoke upon your shoulders.

December 18, 2017
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Installation of Officers

Congratulations to Dover Lodge’s new officers for the 2018 Masonic year! Our ceremony was well-attended, and new traditions were started. After the ceremony we enjoyed a delicious meal and had laughter-filled conversation well into the night. Our especial thanks to our Grand Chaplain and our Grand Master, who joined us for the evening!

July 12, 2017
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The Latest on Lodge

Brethren, now that summer has arrived it is a perfect time to reflect on the work done at Dover Lodge leading up to these warm months. Here are a few highlights:

  • One of our Brethren is hard at work using his expertise to re-point the brick work of the Lodge building. Soon will be the painting effort to keep your Lodge beautiful and protected from the weather!
  • We are about to host a rummage sale for the Order of the Eastern Stars. If you happen to be in the Lodge over the next few weeks, you will see them setting up. Contributions of items to sell are appreciated!
  • The Lodge hosted the Grand Lodge 2018 Committee meeting, to prepare for the possibility that our Deputy Grand Master may be elected in October to serve as Grand Master.
  • We also hosted the District Awards Night at the end of June. A large number of Lodges were in attendance, and enjoyed the refreshments prepared by the Brothers of Dover Lodge. We even received an award for our Degree Work! Congratulations!
  • Our Education Room continues to receive accolades from our visiting Brethren. Dover Lodge is truly viewed as a place to receive solid Masonic education and Light!
  • One of the Dover brethren hosted a recent off-site gathering where more than 4 hours of Masonic study and discourse took place. All in attendance had much to contemplate into the wee hours of the night and for days beyond.
  • In June we hosted our St. John the Baptist ceremony. This is a unique private celebration for Dover Lodge members and was our best attended yet!
  • Plans are under way to revive the Table Lodge tradition at Dover Lodge. Stay tuned for dates!
  • A Lodge cleanup day will take place in August. Dates to be posted.

As you can well see, Dover Lodge has been a buzz of activity thus far this year, and there is much more to come! We have brought new Brothers into the Fraternity and raised others. There will be educational opportunities over the summer, but also take time to reflect on how fortunate we are to have such active and committed members who take the Masonic journey as a serious and significant life-changing path.

April 30, 2017
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Inspection Complete!

Brethren, your Lodge has once again passed their annual inspection. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to The Craft!

December 19, 2016
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Feast of Saint John the Evangelist

Master Masons of Dover Lodge, you are hereby summoned to the most solemn ceremony of the Feast of Saint John the Evangelist. Far back in the mists of time, our Ancient Brethren assembled on this auspicious occasion to celebrate Our Noble Way. The voices of those who have labored before us call upon you to cease your works for a moment to mark the great transition.

The Feast will begin promptly at 7:30am on Saturday December 24th at Westlake Masonic Temple. Please register your attendance with your Lodge Education Officer. Dress is casual, as you will be clothed with vestments of a higher purpose. The formal ceremony will conclude by 9:30am.

This is a PRIVATE event, for Dover Lodge Master Masons only. Masons of other Lodges are only admitted if they receive the designated hand-delivered invitation.

November 23, 2016
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Numbers

An interesting quote from 1907-08 GL Ohio Grand Communications from MWB Horace Irvin

“Number of members August 31, 1907: 68,679

The net gain is 3,574. This is next to the largest gain, 1903 still being the banner year.

By comparison with previous years this seems to be but little more than a normal increase. I can not avoid this feeling, however, that some of our Lodges measure prosperity more by the number of admissions than by the quality of them. Continue Reading