The Grand Lodge Of Arizona

From the Grand Master of Free & Accepted Masons of Arizona

Jun 24, 2017 

Greetings my Brethren,

I am writing to you on the day we celebrate the 300th Anniversary of modern Freemasonry. This milestone is worthy of reflection and contemplation as it is as much about the future as it is about the past. Freemasons have held over our history the same beliefs that we hold today as exemplified in our ritual. They were good men who wanted to be better men, just like us today. When they banded together to support each other on this quest they did so also with the desire to make this world a better place. I believe in holding a similar but shared perspective regarding our fraternity and it's future. What has been given to us to hold and care for, is for us to pass on to those that come after us with one caveat, that it be better. This requires something tangible from us to accomplish this goal. Whether it's our time, energy, or the resources that we can provide, the onus is on us to make our mark. We all want improvement, but initiating and maintaining it requires actual effort and until we are actually doing the work, we are not truly fulfilling that desire to improve something. And so, I would like to thank the Brethren for the confidence you have placed in me to lead this jurisdiction for the 2017-2018 Masonic year. It's an honor and a privilege to be given the opportunity to move our fraternity forward with your help and support. We have much to be grateful for, but also much to do, and I look forward to all of us working together to improve our Grand Lodge of Arizona for the benefit of the Craft. Thank you again,
 
Fraternally,
Scott A. Thomas
Grand Master of F & A Masons in Arizona
2017-2018

Most Worshipful Grand Master, Scott A. Thomas

MISSION, VISION, VALUES, GOALS & OBJECTIVES

The Grand Line Officers have been working to establish a Mission and Vision Statement and identifying Goals and Objectives for the current Masonic year

Every well-run lodge has or should have a written Mission and Vision Statement as well as a written set of Goals and Objectives for the current Masonic year to serve as a guide of what is expected to be accomplished and in what direction the lodge wants to move.


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THE GRAND MASTER'S ONE DAY CLASS

Receive an Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason Degree in a single day

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

El-Zaribah Shrine Auditorium
552 N 40th street, Phoenix Arizona



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WHAT IS FREEMASONRY?

The Mission of Freemasonry​​​

The mission of Freemasonry is to promote a way of life that binds like minded men in a worldwide brotherhood that transcends all religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences; by teaching the great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth: and, by the outward expression of these, through its fellowship, its compassion and its concern, to find ways in which to serve God, family, country, neighbors and self.

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THE GRAND MASTER'S FUNDRAISER COIN A HUGE SUCCESS!

So let's keep it going!

Greetings Brethren,

We have experienced great success with this fundraiser. More coins were ordered and are on their way to Grand Secretary's Office for shipments to Lodges with all orders taken only between now and Nov. 1st, 2017. 
  
The Grand Lodge of Arizona 300th Anniversary of Freemasonry Coin can be purchased for $10. Except for the cost of the coin, all proceeds go to the Masonic youth groups and the final amount will be announced during the presentation of checks at the 2018 Grand Communication.This is a great gift for Masons and Non-Masons alike, but you need to get them before they're gone.

Please contact your Lodge Secretary or any DDGM or DDGL to purchase the Coins both either individually or in quantity. DDGM's, have some to sell to individuals so please inquire and they can request more as well. 

The details of purchasing are described below and I am asking for your help to continue the success of this fundraiser and hope you will support it.

Thank you.
Fraternally,
Scott A. Thomas
Grand Master 2017-2018. 


Please click the link below to see more details

FROM THE GRAND SECRETARY

A LETTER FROM THE GRAND SECRETARY

Worshipful Masters, Brother Secretaries,

Effective immediately, the Grand Secretary’s office will be closed on Friday, and the hours of operation will be from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. Also, please take note of the change of address. All correspondence is to be addressed to:

Grand Lodge of Arizona
P. O. Box 35692
Phoenix, AZ. 85069-5692

The address change is being made as our mail box is outside, not visible to office personnel, and when delivered on the weekend, is available to anyone who would happen to open the mailbox. If you have any questions regarding these changes, please don’t hesitate to call this office.

Sincerely and fraternally,

Jim Rowan, PGM
Grand Secretary
Grand Lodge F&AM of Arizona
(602) 252-1924

FROM THE GRAND LECTURER

SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION

We have an exciting year ahead of us! We will be conducting Schools of Instruction, and we will have a Grand Lodge Ritual Competition. We will continue to award Master Ritualist and Certified Lecturer designations.
What follows are the requirements for both.

Sincerely and Fraternally,


Ron Allen SW
San Pedro #55,
Benson AZ

PUBLIC SCHOOLS ESSAY CONTEST

PUBLIC SCHOOLS PROGRAM

The Grand Lodge School Essay contest and Classroom Grant program are an
excellent opportunity to become involved with your local Schools and show our support and commitment to furthering education.


Your involvement in these programs will be rewarding and give you an insight into the thoughts, ideas, and needs of the Students, Teachers, and Schools.

Reading the Essays is fun, entertaining and inspiring and is time well spent.


  
Jim Baker, JGD
Chairman, GL Public Schools
  
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​​  ATTENTION! A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT ARIZONA FREEMASONRY  ​​

Governor Douglas Ducey Proclaims June 24th Freemasonry Day​​

A significant day in our Masonic history is upon us this June 24th, 2017, as it will be the 300th anniversary of modern Freemasonry. On behalf of the Grand Lodge of Arizona, I have requested and received a Proclamation from Governor Douglas Ducey that this day will be proclaimed Freemasonry Day in the State of Arizona. We should as Masons, all be proud of our Fraternity because we will have the benefit of this public recognition in our community to commemorate this anniversary.

Freemasonry has a basic philosophy of life that places the individual worth of each man high on its pedestal and incorporates the great teachings of many ages to provide a way for individual study and thought. It has great respect for religion and promotes toleration and equal esteem for the religious opinions and beliefs of others. It provides a real working plan for making good men to be better men. It is a social organization and has many important charitable projects. There exists a rich worldwide history that includes the bedrock of ideals and beliefs that formed this country as many of its Founding Fathers were Masons.


I hope you will celebrate this milestone not only on Freemasonry Day but also by attending 
some of the local Lodge celebrations planned throughout the jurisdiction this Masonic year.

Fraternally,

Scott A. Thomas
Grand Master

MASONIC RENEWAL COMMITTEE

The Masonic renewal committee of the conference of Grand Masters of North America 2017Present The David R. Bedwell Memorial masonic Renewal Essay Competition.

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CALENDAR

Breaking News

Arizona Masonry is Available

The official publication of the Grand Lodge of Arizona


APPENDANT BODIES

Masonic Organizations - Local, National, and International

The Masonic bodies that comprise the fraternity of Freemasonry are many, and not all are for men alone. Each of the bodies, or orders, uses it's own set of symbology and allegory to illustrate to it's members important societal lessons. Follow the links below to learn more about the numberous orders.
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