District Degree Team State wide Ritual Competition

Ritual Competition: Congratulations to our District Degree Team for participating in the State wide Ritual Competition.  The First Masonic District placed second in the State after final judging by the Regional Instructors.
A special thanks to Lodge No. 43, Columbia Lodge No. 286, Lamberton Lodge No. 476, Ashara Casiphia Lodge No. 551, Manhiem Lodge No. 587, Ephrata Lodge No. 665, and Mount Olivet Lodge No. 704.
Please congratulate our Brethren on a job well done. We are proud of their accomplishments.


Ashara-Casiphia Lodge Np. 551 will hold their 25th ANNUAL OX ROAST on Saturday August 4th, 2018, at the Donegal Masonic Center, Mount Joy, Pa. Serving time is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.This is an eat-in or take out meal. Tickets are a $ 13.00 dollar donation in advance or a $ 14.00 dollar donation at the door.  The meal includes Ox, potato, corn on the cobb , drink and all the condiments. Contact any member of the Lodge or Bro. Dave Fetterman  fetter144@comcast.net ,  717-653-2168. Don’t miss this event, it is normally a sellout.

Recognition of 250 years of Membership

A pleasure and an honor for the Officers, Members, and myself to be present for the recognition of 250 years of Membership in our Masonic Fraternity and service to Ephrata Lodge No. 665. Five 50 Year Members were presented their Emblems of Gold last evening. They appreciated the attendance from their Lodge and the District.

These evenings make me even more proud to be a Mason. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a very memorable evening.











Brother Ronald B. Carson, District Deputy Grand Master of the First Masonic District.

Extra Meeting of Ashara-Casiphia Lodge No. 551

Extra Meeting of Ashara-Casiphia Lodge No. 551. Brother Howard Sheppard was raised this evening to the degree of a Master Mason. Brother Todd A. Bennicas, Senior Warden of Lodge No. 43 and Assistant Principal of the First Masonic District conferred a fantastic Degree. Brother Larry A. Derr, Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden and first line signer was present for the Degree. Congratulations Brother Howard.

Lodge No. 503 honored by visit from the Right Worshipful Grand Master

Monday, March 19th, Riverside Lodge No. 503 F & AM was honored by a visit from the Right Worshipful Grand Master Eugene Herritt and Officers from The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. Also in attendance were the DDGM’s of District 42, DDGM Ronald B. Carson of District 1 and The Worshipful Masters of District 42 and a host of visiting brothers and Past Masters from District 1. Happy Birthday to Brother Chris Gibson too.