Public News

The new Grand Lodge Masonic Herald [Feb 2012 web supplement] is available at

Contents include:
  • Grand Lecturer Presented with 50-year Masonic Veteran Award
  • Essay: The Iron Worker
  • Child ID Computer Donation to 28th Masonic District
  • Essay: The Importance of Leadership
  • Training to Officers and Lodge
  • DuPoint Lodge No. 289 bestows Honorary Membership to RW Eugene Sober

2012 Officers
Franklin Masonic Lodge No 151 A.F.&A.M. recently held their election and installation for
the new officers of the lodge for 2012.  New officers for 2012 are pictured above, as
  • First Row( l-r):  Joe Carr, Senior Deacon;  Joel Bradshaw, Senior Warden;
    Jim Hart Worshipful Master; Welton Deshields, Junior Warden; Steve Thomas,
    Junior Deacon.
  • Back Row:  Gerald Elks, Treasurer Pro-Tem for Kevin Insull; Gerald Whitley,
    Chaplain; Ricky Delk, Junior Steward; Sam Butler, Senior Steward Pro-Tem
    for Kim Hall; Greg Jackson, Secretary; Eric Lehew, Marshall Pro-Tem for
    Ralph Tayloe; and David Drewry, Tiler.

Saturday, 15 October Franklin Lodge No 151 will
have its 8th Annual BBQ Fund Raiser. Each one
pound container of fresh home-made BBQ will be
just $7. Take out only. 2-5 pm at the American
Legion Bldg. 935 Armory Drive in Franklin.
Please join us!

This post, converted from a Grand Lodge of Massachussetts VHS tape, is a poignant
reminder of why you may have become a Mason, or why someone may desire to join
our Craft. [15 min]

Franklin Lodge No. 151 presented two Life Membership in Perpetuity (LMIP) Awards during it's annual Ladies' Night 13 November. The Brothers entering this program included Wor. Jerry Branch (provided pin for earlier award) and Bro. John Meditz. The LMIP provides lasting financial support to the Grand Lodge of Virginia and Franklin Lodge by entering 16 year's dues into an endowment.
Wor. Jerry Branch (left) is congratulated by Rt. Wor. Greg Jackson.

Bro. John Meditz  (right) looks on and listens as Rt. Wor. Greg Jackson reads his certificate.