March Master Mason’s Class

Masonic Protocol

–or is it etiquette,

good manners or

just plain courtesy ?

March 28, 2018                7:00 p.m.           Star In The East Lodge          Exeter NH

This class will discuss Masonic Potocol which will answer those questions and much more.

The Masters Class is designed for those who will, or might, work their way to the East but also contains important information for any MM. All are welcome to join the circle for an open and free discussion. This is not a class room setting with a lecture. It promises to keep you awake !

  • What does it mean by Style ?
  • Do we use the Style of the Brother or his position when in the Lodge ?
  • What is the use of the Top Hat in open Lodge ?
  • If the DDGM or GM is visiting, is it appropriate for the Master to remain covered ?
  • How do you receive the DDGM or GM ?
  • If there is a suite, who introduces the members of the suite ?
  • Who selects the members of the suite ?
  • Can the Master keep notes relating to Masonic Protocol with him in the East ?
  • Beside the Master and Chaplain, who else should be invited to sit in the East ?
  • How many can sit in the East ?
  • Who should the Master rely on for giving advise pertaining to Protocol ?
  • Who would give the final closing comments ?
  • If several closing comments are given by visitors, what is the correct order of presentation ?
  • And the questions go on.  The program is set in a round table format with comments from all.

Please join us for the Masters Class in Exeter on Wednesday, March 28th starting at 7pm with coffee and donuts.



Special Notice concerning March 7, Stated Communication

Brothers of St. john’s Lodge,

Due to the start of what looks like a serious “snow event” nor’easter, supper is cancelled for this evening.  A limited number of officers will be at the lodge to conduct an opening and closing.  A dispensation is being sought to allow us to do several business items on March 21st, prior to the E.A. Degree Rehearsal – check back in a couple days for more details about the meeting on the 21st.


Volunteers Needed for 5K

If you are interested in helping out, please contact an Out of Hibernation 5K Committee member which include: Gregg Annis, Howard Kalet, Dan Stolworthy, Noah Blanchard, Dan Silverman, and Howard Kalet.  If you have any specific questions concerning the 5K Website contact Dan Silverman.  If you know of a a company or group who may want to be a sponsor for the 5K please contact Howard Kalet.




It is time to think Out of Hibernation !

St. John’s Lodge annual “Out Of Hibernation 5K” is just around the corner – Saturday, April 14, 2018. For registration information and race details click here.

Ward-Day Education Foundation

St. John’s Lodge No. 1 ‘s  Ward-Day Education Foundation is now accepting applications.  The deadline for application is April 25, 2018.


RSVP for Wednesday’s Stated Dinner

If you plan to have Dinner at the  March 7,2018 Stated Communication, please click here to RSVP!

Annual Super Bowl Party


St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 56, will be hosting its annual Super Bowl party in the  “Pub Room” of the Portsmouth Masonic Temple  this coming Sunday, February 4th, 2018.   Brothers of St. John’s Lodge No. 1 are invited as are guests.  Refreshments will be provided  ” a-la Pot Luck”, so please plan on brining a dish to share.  This is always a good time and will be especially interesting this year with the Patriots back in the Super Bowl!