AMICABLE-ST. JOHN'S
LODGE #25

Maryland Freemason Lodge A.F.&A.M.
Established June 21 1797.

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September Lodge Meeting

September 7, 2017  @ 7:30 pm
Next Regular Meeting will be on September 7, 2017
At this meeting we will have a 1st degree catechism.

On September 8th, Amicable-St. John’s Lodge has been assigned the honor of hosting the Maryland Masonic home bingo night for the residents of Bonnie Blink. Bingo begins around 6:30 p.m. and only goes for about and hour and half. We need volunteers around 6:00 p.m., so let me know: mike@asj25.org 

The 2nd Regular Meeting (Sept. 21st) has been cancelled but we will have a special meeting on Wednesday, September 27th at 7:30 pm in the Roman Room (Our regular lodge room).

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Meetings held in the Roman Room of the Grand Lodge Building, 302 International Circle, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030. We meet formally the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm. In the event of bad weather check out this website for announcements regarding cancellations. Families looking for Masonic funeral service information should request here.

Brethern, You are invited to the 2017 Lodge In The Woods - by Ephrata Lodge #665 F&AM of PA
Date and Time
Wed, September 27, 2017
4:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Location
J Edward Mack Scout Reservation
2 Scout Lane
Newmanstown, PA 17073

You can reserve your spot and order tickets online here!


Our Lodge History

Amicable Lodge # 25, now known as Amicable ~ St. John’s Lodge #25, was granted a Maryland Freemason lodge charter from the Grand Lodge of Maryland in 1797 the same year Baltimore City was formed. Making Amicable ~ St. John’s one of the oldest Freemason Lodges in Maryland. During the 215 years the Lodge has been very active in the history of our country. During World War II Amicable Lodge raised $5,647,800 during the War Bond drives leading all Lodges of the State. A Heavy Bomber was christened “Amicable Lodge” in our honor. During the last few years Amicable Lodge has merged with Cassia Lodge # 45 on March 1, 2001, Centre Lodge #108 on November 6, 2002 and St. Johns Lodge # 34, December 1, 2006. The name of the Lodge was changed to Amicable ~ St. Johns Lodge # 25. We are a very active and growing lodge within the Maryland Freemasons, with over 410 brothers. We look forward to the future of the Lodge and the many new brothers whom will join and keep with Its long and historic traditions. Become a part of this Lodge - Ask A Maryland Mason.
Amicable Lodge #25
Chartered June 21, 1797
Became Amicable-St. John's Lodge #25 on December 1, 2006
St. John's Lodge 
#34
Chartered November 8, 1802 
Merged December 1, 2006
Cassia Lodge 
#45
Chartered May 6, 1811 
Merged March 1, 2001
Centre Lodge 
#108
Chartered May 9, 1859
 Merged November 6, 2002 

AT OUR LAST MEETING (June 15st 2017 - IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)
220 LODGE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
At this meeting we did not open lodge. It started with the ASJ #25 Alive Choir's rendition of America the Beautiful. We had toasts to all four lodges that make up ASJ#25, then a wonderful dinner by Secretary Adler. Followed by a digital presentation of some lodge history by the W.M. and Bro Vetters.  The evening end with special historical presentations from Past Masters of each lodge. The W.M. closed the event with plans presented for our 225th birthday celebration. Click To See Pics
Fraternally, W.M. Michael Grossblatt
2017 UPCOMING LODGE EVENTS

Summer School Calendar at the Grand Lodge in Cockeysville, Maryland.

All Masons are welcomed, must be of the degree being exemplified or higher to attend. Proper attire is business casual. 
July 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm 
Open full form EA Degree
Exemplify EA degree 
July 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Open full form Fellowcraft Degree
Exemplify EA degree
July 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Open full form Master Mason Degree, Receive GI, take up GMW
Exemplify MM Degree
August 1,2017 at 7:00 pm
Open full form MM Degree
Receive MWGM, Call-off open short form, other items. 

220 Celebration

Completed! See Pics
Birthday Flyer (PDF)
As many of you know this is our 220 year and we would like to celebrate that milestone. W.B. Rascovar (bobenluv@gmail.com) has volunteered to head the 220 celebration committee. We have a great plan for the evening. There will be a spaghetti dinner, a lodge history presentation and a 225
(bicenquasquigenary anniversary) in 2022 celebration planning presentation. In addition, we will have a commemorative champagne flute and a toast to the lodge’s past and present brethren. We have only ordered 72 of these commemorative flutes, if you would like to ensure you receive a flute at no additional charge RSVP by May 4th. We will accept reservation for dinner until June 8th but no guarantee for a flute after May 4th. $10 donation requested for dinner. RSVP to W.B. Rascovar

Master's Roast

Completed! See Pics
Roast Flyer (PDF)
2017 Master’s Roast of W.B. Harvey Davidoff.
Brethren, Freemason's family and friends (adults) are invited to Amicable - St. John’s #25 2017 Master’s Roast of W.B. Harvey Davidoff. Roast Master for the evening will be W.B. Mark Edward Pearlstein.
Date: May 4, 2017 , Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Common Room Lower Level Grand Lodge.
Our plan is to NOT open lodge this evening, we will go right to dinner and the Roast. Dress is business casual for guests but officers in Tuxedos.
We will have a 50/50 raffle for charity. $8 (or more) donation requested for dinner (collected at the door) - Kosher Chinese buffet.
Please RSVP by April 15th for dinner, contact - W.B. Paul Adler diningout99@hotmail.com

Charity Bingo

Bingo Night
This year's Charity is http://keeppunching.org charity.
Keep Punching, Inc., a Baltimore-based 501c(3) non-profit organization that strives to support patients, healthcare providers and researchers in their fight to prevent and eradicate brain cancer.
We will be having several events this year to raise funds for this charity.
In the second half of the year we will have a Bingo Night and a Table Lodge to help raise funds for this charity.

Table Lodge
Table Lodge
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