Satuit Lodge, 344 Country Way, Scituate, MA; PH: (781) 545-9955; Webmaster: email@example.com
MAIL CORRESPONDENCE TO: Mr. Ed Parsons, Secretary, 1269 Forest Street, Marshfield, MA 02050
Welcome to Satuit Lodge
As Freemasons we embrace the tenets of Friendship, Morality and Brotherly Love. We do this by using the teachings of Freemasonry to better ourselves, our community and each other.
All men must "freely" come to the Masonic family. We wait patiently for the special man to knock on our door and seek admittance. Feel free to browse our site; investigate us and Freemasonry. See for yourself what we are doing here. We hope this site creates interest in joining the greatest and largest Fraternity in the world. You can make that "knock" on our outer door by going to our Membership Inquiries page, or by contacting any of the members on the side bar.
Satuit Lodge A.F. & A.M. was originally chartered in 1876. Like all lodges of Massachusetts, Satuit does not possess a lodge number. This is unique to Masonic lodges of Massachusetts and traces back to 1792 when practitioners of "Ancient" Freemasonry and "Modern" Freemasonry could not resolve a dispute of which practice was first founded in this new commonwealth. At the time, this was considered an honorable bragging right. After merging, these two Masonic bodies agreed to abandon lodge numbers altogether. What is noteworthy, however, is that The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts remains one of the oldest Masonic lodges in the world (1733) behind the Grand Lodge of England (1717); and the Grand Lodge of Ireland (1725).
Many early, distinguished residents of the town of Scituate played a role in the chartering, construction, and continuing leadership of Satuit Lodge. Damon, Litchfield, Merritt, Cole (Cole Parkway), Hitchcock, and Gates (Gates Middle School) are just a few of the men to whom we owe our lodge's existence.
More recently, in 1997, the Nantascot Lodge of Hull, Massachusetts was merged into Satuit Lodge. This move ensured the longevity of Nantascot's loyal brotherhood and infused Satuit with a valuable host of leaders. R.W. Herbert I. Lewis was one of those men and continues to symbolize the ideal of a Masonic life-path. Meet some of Satuit Lodge's other leaders by clicking here.
Satuit Lodge proudly offers a Scrimshaw Masonic lapel pin (5/8" diameter) crafted from 10,000 year old mastodon tusk for $35.00 or a replica for $15.00. This elegant pin, designed by a Brother, hearkens to our New England heritage and features the All Seeing Eye surrounded by the Square and Compasses with rays of light surrounding it. Great for gifts to a newly admitted Brother, awards, or for your own pleasure! Please contact Bro. Charles Stockbridge for ordering information. Allow 2 weeks for delivery.
Greetings one and all! May is a very busy month for the lodge, but I hope we can see you all at the upcoming events. First, our next regular communication is Wednesday May 15, 2013. There is business that needs to be discussed that evening, and I would recommend that all the Brethren of Satuit endeavor to make it to keep up to date with the happenings of the lodge. As always, we are happy to invite guests from other lodges to join us for a night of fraternity and fellowship. Dinner for the evening will be hosted at 6:30 PM. For reservations please contact Bro. Robert A. Smith at 781-545-2799, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations will be taken until noon on Friday May 10th.
On Sunday May 19th we have our Widows' Brunch. Remembering our widows is an important part of the fraternity, and the last time we did it everyone who attended -- widows, Brethren, and guests -- all had a terrific time. I hope we will see you all there. Again, please contact Bro. Robert A. Smith if you would like to attend. Families and guests are invited.
Last, but most certainly not least, we are marching in Scituate's Memorial Day Parade again this year on Monday May 27th. It is a great chance for the lodge to present itself to the town. After the parade, we will be returning to the lodge for a barbecue. We invite you to bring your families to join us for what is always a fun and fraternal afternoon. Bro. Gerry Palumbo is heading up the after parade event this year. Please contact him at email@example.com if you plan to be there or would like to volunteer to help. We can always use your assistance.