Lodge No. 43 and Charles M. Howell Lodge No. 496 held a joint Table Lodge meeting on Wednesday October 11, 2018, which made possible by a dispensation from the Grand Lodge of Pa. This was a first for these Lodges who both meet on the same night for their Stated meetings. Each Lodge held a short business meeting using their own warrants, which lasted approximately 30 minutes. The Officers for the Table Lodge were the JWs, SWs, and WMs of both Lodges, in proper regalia, who sat together at the stations. Bro. Jeff Moyer PM, and the next Principal for the School of Instruction, gave instruction for the Table Lodge, to all in attendance. The speakers for the evening were Bro. Jason Lewis, who spoke on the Grand Lodge of Pa. and Charles M. Howell Lodge No. 496, Bro. Richard Ratliff, who spoke on Bro. George Washington, who was interrupted during his talk by non other than Bro. George, (Bro. Oliver Lewis) himself who helped Bro. Richard with his talk.. The last speaker was Bro. Isreal Pagan, who spoke on Masonry around the world.
The event was attended by over 50 Brothers and enjoyed by all. There is talk of making this an annual event for both Lodges. When we as Masonic Members can think outside the box, and create something new, like this joint venture, Masonry takes a giant step forward. Thanks to all who made this night possible.
Larry A. Derr DDGM 01