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  Howard Lodge No. 101, A. F. & A. M.


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Spring Blood Drive Event

     On May 4th, the Brothers of Howard Lodge No. 101 held a Blood Drive Event in the assembly hall of the Lodge in support of the American Red Cross. Donations received were delivered to a blood component laboratory later in the day where they was processed into several components (e.g., red blood cells, plasma, platelets and/or cryoprecipitate). According to the Red Cross each pint can then be divided into packages to assist up to 3 different patients. With a total of 30 pints donated by the Lodge and our family and friends, we're proud to have possibly helped almost 90 individuals in need.

A special thanks to all who donated and especially to Past Master Brian Watson and Brother Evan Votta who organized this successful event on behalf of the Lodge. An additional blood drive is being planned for the Fall, we look forward to seeing you there.

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May 1, 2017 - Stated Communication

         During the Stated Communication held on May 1st, Howard Lodge No. 101 held its weekly meeting to dispense with the business facing the organization over the coming week. Worshipful Master Terry G. Brownley took time to recognize a number of our members who have dedicated themselves to one of our most successful programs, the "Gallon Challenge", and presented them with pins.

Past Master Brian Watson conceived this idea while working with the American Red Cross, setting the goal to donate as often as possible in support of their efforts. With 8 pints equaling 1 gallon of blood, a number of our members have been very successful in their donating. Congratulations Brothers!     

11g:  John Thomas, PM
10g:  Kenneth Taylor, PM
7g:  Larry Hoban, PM
7g:  Kevin Spencer
6g:  Jeffrey Bahr
2g:  Earle Benson
2g:  Charlie Winkler, PM
2g:  Daniel Hammil, PM
1g:  Barry Knickman, PM
1g:  Thomas Fulcher, PM
1g:  Paul Short, PM
1g:  William Holdren
1g:  Daniel Leaf
1g:  George Hasting


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April 24, 2017 - Stated Communication

     During the Stated Communication held on April 24th, the Brothers of Howard Lodge No. 101 held their weekly business meeting to discuss a number of issues facing our organization. One item in particular, the creation of a "Masonic Memory Care Garden" at the Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home, was reviewed and a motion was passed to donate funds toward this worthwhile venture. The Lodge has a long history of support to then men and women of our armed forces, especially at Charlotte Hall, and always enjoy supporting the veterans in any way possible.

Worshipful Master Terry G. Brownley spoke of the upcoming Grand Lodge Semi-Annual Communication on May 13th and detailed a list of Maryland Masons running for office. The Brothers of Howard Lodge No. 101 wish the best of luck to a number of our members participating in the election or reelection process: Past Master Kenneth R. Taylor (Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer), Past Master Drew M. Taylor (Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden), & Past Master Thomas R. Fulcher (Board of Managers). Thank you for volunteering to serve at the Grand Lodge level and working towards the betterment of Masonry throughout the State.

At the conclusion of the Stated Communication, all in attendance adjourned to the dining hall where dessert was shared and discussion continued among the Brothers.

More Information:  Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home


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An Action Packed Weekend



     It was two days packed full of Masonic activities for the Brothers of Howard Lodge No. 101 as we traveled throughout the area and enjoyed fellowship with Masons from across the mid-atlantic region. Saturday brought a trip to the Carpenter Field House on the campus of the University of Delaware for a Master Mason Degree delivered by the North West Mounted Police Lodge No. 11 Degree Team, hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. This special event was organized by Most Worshipful Dale Irwin, Grand Master of Masons in Delaware and all funds raised are slated to be donated to the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory and the Masonic Service Association.

Sunday held two events; the 14th Degree Ring Ceremony of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite in the afternoon followed by the Grand Lodge's Bull & Oyster Roast in the evening. The gathering at the beautiful Scottish Rite Temple served to award each newly minted 32nd Degree Mason with their 14th Degree Ring, as presented by their family or friends, in recognition of this auspicious occassion and their dedication to the Rite. Brother David Lebowitz, Junior Warden of the Albert Pike Lodge of Perfection, was on hand to present each Mason with their ring and certificate during the ceremony and Grand Secretary Kenneth Taylor, PM delivered remarks as a representative of the Grand Lodge of Maryland and Grand Master Kostas Vourvoulas. Adding to the richness of the day, the Knights of St. Andrew - Valley of Baltimore Chapter held a public Knighting Ceremony to welcome six new members into their ranks and Chaplain Matthew Spencer was among this group. He was subsequently installed as Vice Commander of the Chapter in a private ceremony later in the day, with both services being conducted by Knight Commander William Holdren, III, also of Howard Lodge No. 101.

Ending the day on a savory note, the Brothers traveled to the Grand Lodge of Maryland in Cockeysville to attend the Grand Master's Bull & Oyster Roast, an always enjoyable time. With music and dancing throughout the night, paired with a scrumptious menu of smoked beef, turkey, and ham, as well as oysters, crab soup, lasagna, and beef BBQ, it was an enjoyable night full of fellowship that satisfied every palate. Gearing up for our Stated Communication on Monday night, the Brothers of Howard Lodge No. 101 show no sign of slowing down and rejoice in our reputation as being one of the most active Lodges throughout the State - it truly was a grand weekend for all.

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April 17, 2017 - Stated Communication

     During the Stated Communication held on April 17th, Howard Lodge No. 101 conducted an Examination of the First Degree of Masonry for three studious Members. Following a unanimous vote, all were then passed to the Degree of Fellowcraft by the Officer Line of the Lodge. Congratulations to Brothers Alexander P. Myers, Jared M. Praniewicz, and Daniel T. Holmes on their successful completion of the Entered Apprentice Degree catechism and receipt of the Fellowcraft Degree. They will again begin to attend classes with our talented Lodge Instructors in preparation for the Second Degree examination to be scheduled in the future.

Worshipful Master Terry G. Brownley took time to review our Open House held on April 15th and thanked the Officer Line and all others who helped make the event a grand success. While inquiries about membership in the Fraternity are accepted year round, it is events such as this which allow interested gentlemen throughout the community a brief glimpse behind the veil into what makes Freemasonry such an extraordinary worldwide brotherhood.

Following the closing of the meeting, refreshment was provided in recognition of the completed First Degree Examinations and newly passed Fellowcrafts within Howard Lodge No. 101.


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April 10, 2017 - Stated Communication

     During the Stated Communication held on April 10th, Worshipful Master Terry G. Brownley welcomed almost 30 Brothers to the weekly meeting of Howard Lodge No. 101. In addition Lodge-specific items of business, he spent time reviewing a number of upcoming events to include a Master Mason Degree conferral sponsored by the Grand Lodge Of Delaware & featuring the North West Mounted Police Lodge No. 11 on April 22nd, Grand Lodge of Maryland Bull & Oyster Roast on April 23rd, Semi-Annual Communication on May 13th, "Spriritus 2017", a Premium Scotch, Bourbon, Beer and Cigar Tasting Event on June 9th in the Grand Lodge Ballroom, and our own Open House being held this coming Saturday.

Additionally, a number of Brothers spoke of their experience last week while visiting the original meeting place of Howard Lodge No. 101 on Main Street. The Temperance Hall, as it was then known, holds significance to our membership and it is truly amazing to think that 162 years ago our forefathers were receiving the degrees of Freemasonry, learning their catechisms, and enjoying fellowship with one another in the place where they now stood. It was truly an extraordinary moment to behold.

Following the closing of the meeting, refreshment was provided in recognition of our past and the continued fellowship enjoyed throughout our membership.

 


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Congratulations to the Glover Family

     Congratulations to the Glover Family! Brother Bryan Glover, Jr. and his wife Laura were blessed with the birth of their third child, Bryan Kent Glover, III, on April 9, 2017 at 10:37AM. Bryan was born at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, weighing in at 6lbs 14oz. & 19". He is the first son for the couple, joining their two beautiful daughters Lily Anna and Carolina Rose.

Bryan Kent is the great grandson of Brother William Glover (called from labor in 1980), the grandson of Brother Bryan Glover, Sr., and the nephew of Brother Christopher Glover, Sr., continuing the lineage of the clan and long history within our Lodge.

The Brethren of Howard Lodge No. 101 wish the best to the Glover Family, and welcome Bryan Kent!

 


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Traveling Through History

     On the afternoon of April 4th, Bro. Steve Miller, Senior Steward of neighboring Palestine Lodge No. 189 in Catonsville, was visiting a property in Elkridge and happened to stumble across the site of Howard Lodge No. 101's first meeting location.  In an organized last-minute field trip, a number of our members traveled over to the old Temple and stepped through the time machine into our Fraternity in the mid 1800s.  

Howard Lodge No. 101 first met at this Temperance Hall on Main Street and later purchased the structure for $1,200.00 in 1893.  The membership eventually moved the Temple to our present home on Old Hoxley Mills Road (now known as Levering Avenue), with the cornerstone being laid on August 20, 1904 and construction ending May 16, 1905.  The move was justified at the time by the Brothers' longing for a building that could support a membership of 100 men as the Lodge matured.  However, by the end of the 20th century the organization's roles included more than 600.

Special thanks to Bro. Steve Miller for allowing us to share in such an extraordinary opportunity!

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Fraternal Visit to Columbia Lodge No. 58

     On April 3rd, Howard Lodge No. 101 traveled to Columbia Lodge No. 58 in Frederick, MD to attend their Stated Communication and take part in a busy evening of Masonry. Starting off with a potluck dinner with a rustic theme and followed by an examination of the Master Mason degree for five Brothers, the event was capped off with a presentation entitled "Masons at Gettysburg" by Bro. Jim Plunket, PM.

Special thanks to Worshipful Master Terry G. Brownley for planning such an enjoyable night for our members, and to the contingent of the Lodge who made the trip. The values of Freemasonry are joyously alive and well between our two organizations.

The Brethren of Howard Lodge No. 101 extend their gratitude to Worshipful Master Matthew Davis and the Members of Columbia Lodge No. 58 for such a warm reception and look forward to continued friendship and fellowship throughout the year.

More Information: Columbia Lodge No. 58


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March 27, 2017 - Stated Communication

     During the Stated Communication held on March 27th, Worshipful Master Terry G. Brownley presided over the weekly business meeting of Howard Lodge No. 101 and welcomed many Brothers to this fraternal gathering. Past Master Michael S. Newman conducted an examination of the Second Degree Catechism for one worthy Fellowcraft, with him subsequently being found duly proficient and successfully completing the examination in open Lodge.

Additionally, the Brother was then raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason by our Officer Line. Congratulations to Howard Lodge No. 101 Brother Michael William Chisolm for reaching another milestone in his flourishing Masonic career. He will now begin studies of the Master Mason Degree under the expert tutelage of our dedicated Lodge instructors.

There being no further business facing the membership, the Lodge was closed in peace and harmony as festivities began in the dining hall in celebration of the completed examination and newly minted Master Mason.


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Spring Pancake Breakfast

     On March 25th, Howard Lodge No. 101 held a pancake breakfast fundraising event in the dining hall of the Lodge. Attendees were treated to bountiful spread of breakfast cuisine courtesy of our masterful chefs, and a 50/50 drawing where one lucky winner walked away with a sizeable prize.

Worshipful Master Terry G. Brownley wishes to offer special thanks to all who set-up, worked, or cleaned up after the event and for contributing their time and efforts to ensure that the day was a success. With almost 100 attendees, the Lodge raised more than one thousand dollars to assist with our operating expenses and provide funds towards our multiple charitable projects.

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March 20, 2017 - Stated Communication

     During the Stated Communication held on March 20th, Howard Lodge No. 101 received its 2016 Audit Report Presentation, as detailed by Treasurer Thomas R. Fulcher, PM. It is always invigorating to see the true financial benefits of our benevolence, the impact that it has had on our community, and how the fruits of our labor are assisting those in need every day.

Additionally, the Officer Line initiated two worthy Gentlemen into our beloved Fraternity following their successful membership vote on March 6th. Congratulations to Brothers Richard Alan Bendt and Christopher Martin Rowe who both received the First Degree, that of Entered Apprentice, and began their travels within Freemasonry. They both will now begin to attend classes with our talented Lodge Instructors in preparation for the First Degree examination to be scheduled in the future.

There being no further business facing the Brothers, the Lodge closed in peace and harmony, adjourning to the dining hall for continued fellowship as dessert was served.


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Winter 2017 Blood Drive

     On March 9th, the Brothers of Howard Lodge No. 101 held a Blood Drive Event in the assembly hall of the Lodge in support of the American Red Cross. Donations received were delivered to a blood component laboratory later in the day where they was processed into several components (e.g., red blood cells, plasma, platelets and/or cryoprecipitate); according to the Red Cross, each pint can then be divided into packages to assist up to 3 different patients. With a total of 17 pints donated by the Lodge and our family and friends, we're proud to have possibly helped almost 51 individuals in need.

A special thanks to all who donated and especially to Past Master Brian Watson and Brothers Kevin Spencer & Evan Votta who organized this successful event on behalf of the Lodge. An additional blood drive is likely being planned for the Spring, we look forward to seeing you there.

CLICK HERE to view pictures from this event.


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March 6, 2017 - Stated Communication

     During the Stated Communication held on March 6th, Worshipful Master Terry G. Brownley presided over the weekly meeting of Howard Lodge No. 101, providing a number of updates to those in attendance about the activity of the Lodge during the past week.  Planning for the future as well, the upcoming Blood Drive event on March 9th and Pancake Breakfast on March 25th were discussed and organized.  

Additionally, all in attendance voted on the petitions for membership of two gentlemen seeking admission to our Lodge. Congratulations to Mr. Richard Alan Bendt & Mr. Christopher Martin Rowe who were approved through a unanimous vote to begin their travels. The two are scheduled to receive the first degree of Freemasonry, that of Entered Apprentice, on March 13th.

With no further business facing the Lodge on this evening, the meeting was closed in peace and harmony and those in attendance retired to the dining room for dessert and continued fellowship.


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February 27, 2017 - Stated Communication

     On February 27th, Howard Lodge No. 101 held it's annual service awards presentation, recognizing the selfless dedication and commitment of 16 of our Brothers. Joining the assembled Members and families was Most Worshipful Grand Master Kostas 'Gus' Vourvoulas and the 2017 Officer Line of the Grand Lodge of Maryland; all on-hand to acknowledge these Brothers' combined lengths of service to Freemasonry of more than 660 years.

The Brethren of Howard Lodge No. 101 congratulate these Brothers on their continued service, and look forward to many more years of fun and fellowship within the Lodge:

70 Year Awards
Bro. Harry Kennedy Wells
Bro. Robert Everett Marsh

60 Year Awards
Bro. Kenneth Ray Hopkins
Bro. Alexis Newman Schwartz, Jr.

50 Year Awards
Bro. Russell David Leather
Bro. Donald Franklin Dunkerly
Bro. Kenneth John Hornberger
Bro. Adrian Ray Parrack, Jr.
Bro. Robert Manor Breeden
Bro. James Robert Brandenburg
Bro. Wayne Harry McKenna
Bro. Gary Frederick Oelmann

25 Year Awards
Bro. William Christian Appel, Jr.
Bro. David Austin Bruchey
Bro. Stephen Dennis Kuhn, Sr.
Bro. Dean Foster Prudhoe

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CLICK HERE to view shared pictures from the Grand Lodge of Maryland Photography Team.


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February 20, 2017 - Stated Communication

     During the Stated Communication held on February 20th, Howard Lodge No. 101 conducted an Examination of the First Degree of Masonry for one studious Member.  Following a unanimous vote, he was then passed to the Degree of Fellowcraft by the Officer Line of the Lodge. Congratulations to Brother Adam C. Layton on his successful completion of the Entered Apprentice Degree Catechism.

Worshipful Master Terry G. Brownley took time to discuss a multitude of upcoming events for the Lodge to include the American Red Cross Blood Drive on March 9th, Pancake Breakfast on March 25th, Spaghetti Dinner on April 28th, and the 13th Annual Howard Lodge Open on June 7th. A flourish of activity within our Fraternity has been identified in the coming months, on top of an already auspicious trestleboard packed full of Degree work, presentations, and fellowship.

Following the closing of the meeting, refreshment was provided in recognition of the completed First Degree Examination and newly passed Fellowcraft within Howard Lodge No. 101.


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Congratulations to the Greger Family

     Congratulations to the Greger Family! Waverley Lodge No. 152 Junior Warden & Howard Lodge No. 101 Brother David M. Greger was blessed with the arrival of his grandson, Christopher Charles Greger on February 16th at 11:54AM. He is also the Great Grandson of another Howard Lodge No. 101 Brother, Past Master Charles W. Greger, III (1989), continuing the lineage of the clan.

Christopher was born to Dave's son Tyler Greger and Heather Arline at Kent General Hospital in Dover, DE weighing in at 6lbs / 2oz & 19 inches long. He's the namesake of Heather's Grandfather, Christopher, and Tyler's Grandfather, Charles.

The Brethren of Howard Lodge No. 101 wish the best to the Greger Family, and welcome Christopher Charles!


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February 13, 2017 - Stated Communication

     During the Stated Communication held on February 13, 2017, Past Master John D. Everhart, Jr. conducted a memorial service to honor the Brethren of Howard Lodge No. 101 who have been called from labor during the past year. While it is surely unfortunate to have lost these valued assets to our organization, they are truly never forgotten, nor are their surviving widows and family.

Howard Lodge No. 101 pays tribute to the following Brothers as we reflect on their accomplishments within Freemasonry and throughout the community:

Bro. Daniel R. McNiel : 01/01/49 - 02/03/16

Bro. Arthur R. Mason : 08/18/22 - 02/28/16

Bro. Roland R. Bounds : 06/28/28 - 03/10/16

Bro. Roger A. Faw : 10/29/55 - 03/18/16

Bro. Thomas Lee : 10/06/23 - 03/20/16

Bro. George P. Owens, Sr. : 12/03/17 - 03/26/16

Bro. James F. Hoehn : 01/23/33 - 05/14/16

Bro. Jesse J. Hinson : 09/15/42 - 05/25/16

Bro. Daniel G. Shawhan : 07/29/18 - 06/01/16

Bro. Thomas R. Thompson : 03/03/50 - 07/2016

Bro. Donald W. Warren, PM : 05/22/19 - 12/17/16


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2017 Website Story Archive CLICK HERE Worshipful Master Terry G. Brownley
2016 Website Story Archive CLICK HERE Worshipful Master John D. Everhart, Jr.
2015 Website Story Archive        CLICK HERE        Worshipful Master Paul E. Short
2014 Website Story Archive CLICK HERE Worshpiful Master Lawrence F. Hoban
2013 Website Story Archive CLICK HERE Worshipful Master Daniel E. Hammil
2012 Website Story Archive CLICK HERE Worshipful Master David W. Rabe


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