Next Event: Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. — Stated Meeting

Welcome to Greater Johnstown Lodge 538

A Message From the Worshipful Master

Christopher L. Kantz, W.M.

Five years ago I knocked on the proverbial doors of Freemasonry and they were opened up to me. I traveled down the same road all of you have traveled and once I became a Master Mason, I took a step that many have not taken. I became active in our Lodge and the many other affiliated organizations within Freemasonry. With the encouragement of others, I learned parts in our Degrees, sat in Chairs of Office, took part in acts of Fellowship, voiced my opinions and offered leadership where needed.

Our Lodge is one of the most forward-thinking Lodges that I have encountered. After entering this Lodge many years ago and witnessing all of the events that have surrounded us, I truly believe that Harmony now prevails in our Lodge and I will do my best to preserve it as we continue our journey for the ensuing Masonic year.

The past year we have been taking exciting steps toward saving and preserving Greater Johnstown Lodge 538, steps that although they were difficult, were necessary for us to grow. The last year I feel was a reconstruction effort that we needed in order for us to build our future. The Work is not finished, but the framework is now in place for us to begin to flourish for years to come.

Tradition is an important aspect of Freemasonry. Here in Johnstown we exhibit with the highest quality when opening and closing a Lodge, exacting standards in the delivery of Ritual, introductions of distinguished Masons, a precise order of business, and a specific manner of attire. I intend to keep up with the good record our previous Worshipful Master has established and build upon it with improving our Degree Work and having interesting Lodge Programs.

Without you we would not have this wonderful Lodge to share and enjoy with one another. It is my hope that my meager contributions to this great Lodge this year will be enjoyed by all and enhance this Lodge’s value to our Membership for years to come.

Fraternally,

Christopher L. Kantz, W.M.

Latest News

June Meetings —

A Stated Meeting of Greater Johnstown Lodge 538 Free & Accepted Masons will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. As a celebration of the Lodge's 140th Anniversary, the meeting site will be moved to Johnstown Lodge's original meeting place, Alma Hall at 442 Main St, Johnstown, PA. Pizza will be served before the meeting at 6:30. We will be honouring our community's first responders at this meeting.

We have no Extra Meetings this month.

Greater Johnstown Lodge's Third Annual Pulled Pork Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thanks to popular demand, we will be running a morning and an evening shift this year. If you are interested in helping out, contact a Lodge officer. We will also be holding an Open House with guided tours of our Lodge Building throughout the day.

February Meetings —

A Table Lodge will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Lodge will open in the downstairs dining room. Following the Table Lodge, a business meeting will be held at the regular appointed hour, 7:30 p.m., in the Lodge Room.

An Extra Meeting of Greater Johnstown Lodge 538 will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. for conferring the Entered Apprentice Degree.

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