Satuit Lodge of Freemasons A.F. & A.M.

Satuit Lodge, 344 Country Way, Scituate, MA;  PH: (781) 545-9955;  Webmaster: robsmith176@hotmail.com
MAIL CORRESPONDENCE TO: Mr. J. Michael Lesher, Secretary, 10 Berkshire Road, Scituate, MA 02066-4020
FOR HALL RENTAL INQUIRIES: Please contact Mr. Chris Carchia.



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 Inquiriespage, or by contacting any of the members on the side bar.


Our History

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 Massachusettsremains one of the oldest Masonic lodges in the world (1733) behind the Grand Lodge of England (1717); and the Grand Lodge of Ireland (1725).

Satuit Lodge currently sits at 344 Country Way in Scituate. The building's corner stone was laid in 1929. However, this is not the first site of Satuit Lodge. In the late 1800's, brothers originally met on Front Street and eventually moved their meetings to the Grand Army of the Republic Hall(GAR) which still stands across the street from Satuit's current location.

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.  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 Wor. Charles Stockbridge for ordering information.  A donation of $35 is requested per pin.  Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.  A replica pin is also available with a requested donation of $15.


Satuit Lodge is part of the 18th Masonic District and chartered under the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts A.F. & A.M.


M.W. Harvey John Waugh, Grand Master

Recent News

Greetings Brethren and guests!  Our next regular communication will be on Wednesday November 16, 2016.  We will be receiving the District Deputy Grand Master for the 18th Masonic District, R.W. David J. Damstra, for his last official visit to Satuit Lodge.  R.W. Bro. Damstra has been a great friend, supporter, and guide for Satuit Lodge and the whole 18th Masonic District.  We encourage all of our Brethren to join us for an evening of fellowship and to express our gratitude and appreciation for R.W. Bro. Damstra for his time and efforts as District Deputy.  If you would like to join us for dinner, please contact our Junior Warden, Bro. Frank Judge.


Upcoming Events:

Turkey Drive Collection Day - Sunday November 20th from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

The Scituate Food Pantry is asking for frozen turkeys, both whole and turkey breasts only, to distribute in time for Thanksgiving. If you would like to donate before the collection day, please contact Wor. Robert Smith or the Scituate Food Pantry to make arrangements.

Winter Clothing Drive & Silent Auction - Tuesday November 29th at 6:30 PM

This is a casual get-together that has been growing every year. The cost of admission is an item of winter clothing for the drive. Everyone who donates winter clothing will receive one free beverage and free hors d'oeuvres. We will also have some fantastic items available for our silent auction to raise funds for Satuit Lodge. Please contact Wor. Charles Stockbridge for details.

December Dinner and Charity Night - Wednesday December 14th at 7:30 PM

We will be hosting our annual December Dinner and Charity Night to celebrate the Holidays and give back to our community. As always we invite the recipients of the Satuit Lodge Scholarship and their families and Scituate Community Christmas to join us for an evening of friendship. In lieu of the traditional donation to the lodge for dinner, Brothers are asked to make a donation to Scituate Community Christmas. Details for the items sought by Scituate Community Christmas for families in need this year will be provided as soon as they are available.



Recommended Reading

'Inside The Masons'

by Jay Tolson,
U.S. News & World Report

Click to read

'The Builders: A Story and Study of Freemasonry'

by Joseph Fort Newton

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'The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland's Century, 1590 to 1710'

by David Stevenson

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Lodge Officers

Worshipful Master, Wor. Robert A. Smith
Senior Warden, Wor. Carl E. Russell
Junior Warden, Bro. Frank Judge
Treasurer, Bro. John F. Gallagher
Assistant Treasurer, R.W. Herbert I. Lewis
Secretary, Bro. J. Michael Lesher
Assistant Secretary, Bro. Glenn E.Snow
Assoc. Chaplain, Bro. Rodney Hine
Marshal, Bro. Joseph Broderick
Senior Deacon, Bro. Scott Hollis
Junior Deacon, Bro. Christopher Carchia
Senior Steward, Bro. Stewart J. Withrow
Junior Steward, Bro. Paul DeLeo
Inside Sentinel, Bro. Daniel Hodgkins
Organist, Wor. Michael L. Smith
Tyler, Wor. Edwin A. Taylor
Electrician, Not Installed

Ritualist, R.W. Robert A. Goodwin
Awareness Officer, Not Installed
Service Committee Chair, R.W. Edwin R. Parsons Jr.
Proxy to the Grand Lodge, R.W. Edwin R. Parsons Jr.

 

Masonic Ambassadors
R.W. Robert A. Goodwin
Wor. Michael L. Smith
R.W. Edwin R. Parsons Jr.

Building Association Officers
President, Bro. Christopher Carchia
Clerk, Bro. Gerald A. Palumbo
Treasurer, Bro. J. Michael Lesher
Legal Counsel, Bro. Richard Bowen