The Grand Lodge Of Arizona

2018 Greetings Brethren and Friends

January 20, 2018
Now that the start of the new year is behind us, I hope all is well with you as we continue not only with our responsibilities, but also to embark on new activities and do the work of the Craft to improve our fraternity and ourselves. We have had quite a few significant and wonderful things occur in the first half of the Masonic year, not only inside our jurisdiction, but also within Freemasonry in general; The Grand Lodge of England’s 300th anniversary milestone, the formation of our Grand Lodge of Arizona Foundation (GLOAF), and the many newly raised Masons throughout the State just to name a few. However, as we enjoy these accomplishments there have been some challenges and trying situations.

Most Worshipful Grand Master,
Scott A. Thomas

What is important to understand is why they occurred and how we can learn from them to avoid their similar re-occurrence. I believe the care and health of our Lodges is every Mason's responsibility and it is incumbent on us to have ownership of that reality.  
Remember, our Lodge's deserve to have our engagement whether it be active leadership, attending a meeting or social gathering, or some other involvement as it is important to their health that we support them with our presence.  Please consider attending your Lodge if you have not been in awhile, catch-up and visit with the Brethren, and participate as there are many benefits of this engagement not only for the Lodge, your brethren, but also for you. 

I would like to emphasize that in addition to Lodge events there are Grand Lodge and District level activities planned to occur, so please visit, which is updated regularly as well as look for information and recognition in The Copper Post which is sent via e-mail to the Lodges.

Enjoy the many Masonic events around our State and as always, I look forward to seeing you in Lodge! Thank you.​  
Scott A. Thomas
Grand Master of F & A Masons in Arizona


Online registration and payment for Grand Lodge Events is now available

Registration forms are available in the Events section.

Allows for full registration, meal selection, etc. 

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The February issue of Arizona Masonry is Available

The official publication of the Grand Lodge of Arizona

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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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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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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



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



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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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.


Scott A. Thomas
Grand Master



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.