The Grand Lodge Of Arizona

2018 Spring Greetings Brethren and Friends​​

March 26, 2018
 
"Spring has now Sprung!" and so I am reminded that the renewal displayed in our flora and fauna can also be observed with our Masonic responsibilities and resulting activities. Many positive changes throughout the jurisdiction have occurred because we continue to renew our on-going efforts to improve things. I believe our ability to adjust, adapt, and overcome new challenges that we face is paramount to our future success. We can also be proud of what has been accomplished and continue to confirm that working together we can do great and wonderful things for our community, our fraternity, this jurisdiction and its lodges, and finally with ourselves. 

Most Worshipful Grand Master,
Scott A. Thomas

The remainder of this Masonic year for the Grand Lodge of Arizona will continue to have as a priority; 1) Promoting our Masonic beliefs and values within our Lodges and in the public eye, 2) Continue to implement our Strategic Plan with its numerous programs, projects and tasks scheduled to be completed, and 3) Ensuring that the Grand Lodge of Arizona is protected and prepared for changes in our society that will impact our future. These priorities must happen always with the best interests of the Craft in mind.
 
I would like to thank our Grand Lodge Officers and Staff, the Committees in the jurisdiction, and all the Brethren at large for your efforts and due diligence of doing the work to move Freemasonry in Arizona forward not only during this 2017-2018 Masonic year, but into the future. You are all to be congratulated! Thank you again.
  
 
Fraternally,
Scott A. Thomas
Grand Master of F & A Masons in Arizona
2017-2018

THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS NEARING!

136th Grand Lodge of F. & A. M of Arizona
​Annual Communication
May 31 - June 2, 2018

Deadline to register for hotel, meals, and ladies luncheon is April 30th, 2018

ARIZONA MASONRY MAGAZINE

The February issue of Arizona Masonry is Available

The official publication of the Grand Lodge of Arizona

Read it online
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MISSION, VISION, VALUES, GOALS & OBJECTIVES

The Grand Line Officers have been working to establish a Mission and Vision Statement and identifying Goals and Objectives for the current Masonic year

Every well-run lodge has or should have a written Mission and Vision Statement as well as a written set of Goals and Objectives for the current Masonic year to serve as a guide of what is expected to be accomplished and in what direction the lodge wants to move.


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WHAT IS FREEMASONRY?

The Mission of Freemasonry​​​

The mission of Freemasonry is to promote a way of life that binds like minded men in a worldwide brotherhood that transcends all religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences; by teaching the great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth: and, by the outward expression of these, through its fellowship, its compassion and its concern, to find ways in which to serve God, family, country, neighbors and self.

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FROM THE GRAND SECRETARY

A LETTER FROM THE GRAND SECRETARY

Worshipful Masters, Brother Secretaries,

Effective immediately, the Grand Secretary’s office will be closed on Friday, and the hours of operation will be from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. Also, please take note of the change of address. All correspondence is to be addressed to:

Grand Lodge of Arizona
P. O. Box 35692
Phoenix, AZ. 85069-5692

The address change is being made as our mail box is outside, not visible to office personnel, and when delivered on the weekend, is available to anyone who would happen to open the mailbox. If you have any questions regarding these changes, please don’t hesitate to call this office.

Sincerely and fraternally,

Jim Rowan, PGM
Grand Secretary
Grand Lodge F&AM of Arizona
(602) 252-1924

FROM THE GRAND LECTURER

SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION

We have an exciting year ahead of us! We will be conducting Schools of Instruction, and we will have a Grand Lodge Ritual Competition. We will continue to award Master Ritualist and Certified Lecturer designations.
What follows are the requirements for both.

Dates and Locations for the first three Lodges of Instruction are:
October 19, 2017 (Thursday) 7:00 p.m @ Tucson Lodge #4
October 24, 2017 (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m. @ Chandler-Thunderbird Lodge #15
October 28, 2017 (Saturday) 10:00 a.m. @ Sierra Vista Masonic Center

More dates and locations to come. Instruction intended for Arizona Master Masons in good
standing (call if you have an EA or FC who wants to attend). The program will run between sixty
and ninety minutes.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Ron Allen SW
San Pedro #55,
Benson AZ

PUBLIC SCHOOLS ESSAY CONTEST

PUBLIC SCHOOLS PROGRAM

The Grand Lodge School Essay contest and Classroom Grant program are an
excellent opportunity to become involved with your local Schools and show our support and commitment to furthering education.


Your involvement in these programs will be rewarding and give you an insight into the thoughts, ideas, and needs of the Students, Teachers, and Schools.

Reading the Essays is fun, entertaining and inspiring and is time well spent.


  
Jim Baker, JGD
Chairman, GL Public Schools
  
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​​  ATTENTION! A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT ARIZONA FREEMASONRY  ​​

Governor Douglas Ducey Proclaims June 24th Freemasonry Day​​

A significant day in our Masonic history is upon us this June 24th, 2017, as it will be the 300th anniversary of modern Freemasonry. On behalf of the Grand Lodge of Arizona, I have requested and received a Proclamation from Governor Douglas Ducey that this day will be proclaimed Freemasonry Day in the State of Arizona. We should as Masons, all be proud of our Fraternity because we will have the benefit of this public recognition in our community to commemorate this anniversary.

Freemasonry has a basic philosophy of life that places the individual worth of each man high on its pedestal and incorporates the great teachings of many ages to provide a way for individual study and thought. It has great respect for religion and promotes toleration and equal esteem for the religious opinions and beliefs of others. It provides a real working plan for making good men to be better men. It is a social organization and has many important charitable projects. There exists a rich worldwide history that includes the bedrock of ideals and beliefs that formed this country as many of its Founding Fathers were Masons.


I hope you will celebrate this milestone not only on Freemasonry Day but also by attending 
some of the local Lodge celebrations planned throughout the jurisdiction this Masonic year.

Fraternally,

Scott A. Thomas
Grand Master

CALENDAR

APPENDANT  AND CONCORDANT BODIES

Masonic Organizations - Local, National, and International

The Masonic bodies that comprise the fraternity of Freemasonry are many, and not all are for men alone. Each of the bodies, or orders, uses it's own set of symbology and allegory to illustrate to it's members important societal lessons. Follow the links below to learn more about the numberous orders.
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