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.
Scott A. Thomas
The Masonic renewal committee of the conference of Grand Masters of North America 2017Present The David R. Bedwell Memorial Masonic Renewal Essay Competition.
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.
Most Worshipful Scott A. Thomas is a third generation Arizona Mason from Phoenix and Gilbert. After graduating from ASU with a BSE in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, he held technical, management, and executive positions in commercial and government sectors of the Electronics, Aerospace and Financial industries and still provides consulting services.
A Past Master of Scottsdale Lodge #43, he has served as their Trustee and is also a member of Chandler Thunderbird #15 and Glendale #23, them being the lodges of his Father and Grandfather. ...[ Read more ]
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.
We have a Grand Lodge of Arizona 300th Anniversary of Freemasonry Coin as Masonic Youth Group Fundraiser. The purchase price is $10, (five of which is going to be for the youth groups. (See the attached images), Please contact your Lodge Secretary or any DDGM or DDGL to purchase the Coins both either individually or in quantity. They will make great gifts for Masons and Non-Masons alike and the benefit going to the Masonic youth is a worthy cause. The details of purchasing are described below and I am asking for your help to make this successful fundraiser and hope you will support it.
Scott A. Thomas
Grand Master 2017-2018
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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 Lodge F&AM of Arizona
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,
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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.