2020

Family Game Night!

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Join us for an evening of family, friends, games, and fun! BYO Board or Card Game and let’s get it on! This is a free event for all! If you’ve got a favorite snack, drink, dessert, etc. bring that as well! See you at the game tables!

2020

Coffee House Evening 5/1/2020

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Friday, May 1st Olive Branch Lodge #16 will be holding our first annual Coffee House Evening! This will be a night of gathering with good acoustic music performed by Brothers and Friends!  Sets by: Ken & Jim Long, Ralph De Palma (Bass Guitarist of the “Sons of Time”), Peter De Lucia & Kevin Cotter $20 per […]

2020

White balls elect…

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We go through this protocol to elect a new candidate for membership. From the Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, “The custom of using white and black balls seems to have been derived from the Romans, who in the earlier days of the Republic used white and black balls in the judicial trials; the balls were cast into […]

2020

Greetings from the East!

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Brothers, What can we accomplish? I think that in today’s world we live in a constant multi-tasking environment. We are constantly bombarded with notifications and distractions. On our phones, on our computers. They are all around us. Do we ever spend time concentrating on one task for a good amount of time? For me, I […]

2020

Greetings from the East!

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Brothers, May this New Year bring you and your families much love, joy, peace, and prosperity. Happy New Year! Thank you for electing me to serve as the Worshipful Master for the 2020 Masonic year. I will do my best to fill the shoes of the Worshipful Brothers who have come this way before. I […]

2019

William “Buddy” Franklin

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It is with the most heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Worshipful Brother William “Buddy” Franklin, who went on to the Lodge on High late last night. Services for Buddy will be held at Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home, 1735 Rt. 35 North, Middletown, NJ on Saturday, November 30th. Viewing is from 4:00 pm […]

2019

Greetings from the East!

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Brethren, As the hourglass reminds us that our time here is finite, the sands are draining quickly on our year together! The next two months gives us only three regular meetings before our Installation of the 2020 Officers! I have always looked forward to this time as a Mason here at Olive Branch as I’ve […]

2019

Greetings from the East!

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Brethren, Welcome to October! I have always viewed this month as one of change, shorter days, turning leaves, colder nights and birds gathering for their southern winter vacation flight, and of course Scotchtoberfest! Change is something we Masons should be intimately aware of when we came from darkness to see the light. No doubt this […]

2019

17th District Beach Degree

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*RSVP via email required* Please join the Brothers of the 17th Masonic District as we revive the infamous Master Mason Beach Degree. This event is open to all Master Masons in good standing! Attire is Masonic Polo/Masonic T-shirt and dark jeans/slacks. Shoes are optional. Please bring your own beach chair. Commemorative shirts will be available […]

2019

4th Annual Scotchtoberfest!

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Join us for an in-depth and informative whiskey presentation by Ryan Caswell, whiskey aficionado, distributor and friend of the Lodge! $35/person. Scotch and cigars are on us! Open to Brother Masons and their friends! For tickets and information email tasting@olivebranchlodge.org. (RSVPs will only be accepted via email).