A fraternal organization composed of men of integrity and character, who are honest, true to their word, have a strong belief in God. Freemasonry is a social organization that promotes charity, esteem, and love for each Brother and their families.
We build a network that is worldwide to support each other in time of need. We serve our country, promote peace, and help others in need. Masonic organizations in North America collectively contribute well over 2.7 million dollars every day to charities. To become one you must ask one. In order to join our Fraternity, you must be a good man who has a belief in God. Our membership is open to men of all faiths, and of good character. Contact a Masonic Lodge near you about membership.
Operating as usual
So our Lodge is currently in a dilemma. Seems that the roof of our building has developed a leak and it is causing serious damage to the almost 70 year old structure. We are looking at several opportunities to raise funds, but we do know this will be an expensive repair.
If anyone in the community would like to assist in this venture, donations may be sent in here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=XDAK7DYXFQX5C
Any assistance is greatly appreciated and all donations will be acknowledged with a thank you note.
Thank you to all of the Brothers in our honorable fraternity that have served our country in the armed forces.
At the Veterans Day Celebration held today in South Boston, VA at Constitution Square, Brothers Mark Francisco, Wor. Gregory Hazelwood and Nelson Pulliam presented a wreath. An American flag was placed in memory of each of the 13 fallen US Service members that were killed in Afghanistan last August. The names of each of the Marine, Navy and Army personnel that died that day were read and a moment of silence was observed.
The Level is a tool used in construction.
Just about every mason hears the phrase 'On the Level' when they attend their lodge meeting. It is one of most basic ideas put forth in Freemasonry.
At it's core on the level indicates that an object is the same distance from a common surface no matter where you measure from. This is critical in construction to make sure that a house or structure will stand. That the floors do not slope and things will not roll or slide across the floor. Generally in construction when something is level, it has more to do with the ground on which it stands and gravity as a whole.
In Freemasonry a level not only refers to things that are of equal distance from a common surface, it refers to many other things.
The first thing it refers to is what the phrase most commonly translates to outside of the fraternity. When someone is 'on the level' they are honest, they deal with someone fairly. This also can have another allusion most commonly held with one of the Cardinal Virtues of Freemasonry, Justice. The balance scale, which is a common symbol to indicate Justice, has a level as it's core element. With both sides being equal, a balance scale will be level across indicating that both sides are equal.
The second thing, is that it is a reminder that we are all equal in the eyes of death, often referred to in masonry as the "Great Leveler." It means that death comes for us all no matter what station we have attained in life, no matter what we attained as status in the fraternity, we will all look upon the face of death. It is a reminder for all of us that we are no different from the person walking beside us on the street or standing next to us in our lodge room.
Third and most importantly, it is a reminder to Freemasons that no matter what we do inside the fraternity, no matter what position we hold or have held, we have a responsibility to our brothers and to the world to treat each others as equals. No one person is more important than another in the fraternity, even when someone briefly achieves the position of Most Worshipful Grand Master, the highest position and leader in any Grand Jurisdiction. All must be held to the same standards and all must be treated as equals.
It is for all these reasons that most lodges will end their meeting with everyone standing on the same surface. It symbolizes that we are all standing together equally and no one, no matter their position is exempted from standing shoulder to shoulder with their brothers. One of the best examples of on the level comes from an installation ceremony. In it is stated, "From the ranks you have risen and to the ranks you shall return." It is a reminder that some of us may be called to lead from timer to time, we must always remember that we are still 'on the level' with our brothers.
37th Masonic District golf tournament slated Aug. 27 The 37th Masonic District’s 17th annual golf tournament will be held on Aug. 27 at the Green’s Folly Golf Course.
37Th Masonic District
17th ANNUAL Golf Tournament
OPEN TO EVERYONE
Greens Folly Golf Course
Friday August 27th 2021
Tee times 8:00AM and 1:00 PM
Cost: $50.00 / person - $200.00 / team
Captains’ Choice, Longest Drive, Closest To Pin
Lunch served from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Bob Turkington 434-222-2033
Rick Hudson 434-579-3020
John Ambrose 434-222-1242
We wish all our Brethren, their families, and friends a very safe and Happy Independence Day!
Most Worshipful Grand Master Douglas Vernon Jones speaks to those in attendance at the 37 & 38th District picnic held on Sunday June 6, 2021. An enjoyable day of fellowship was had by all.
Remember the fallen.
Our team greatly appreciates the efforts of the members of the community who took the time from busy schedules to donate at our Blood Drive yesterday. We can't Thank You enough for doing your part to help save lives.
Come to give blood, platelets or plasma May 1-31, 2021, and automatically be entered for a chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps five.
Win a Travel Trailer Camper in May + More! Give your next blood, platelet or plasma donation May 1-15, 2021, and receive a gift card.
You could be a legend too. Our next Blood Drive is May 22 and we hope to see you there.
Still room for more donors at our upcoming Blood Drive. Go to: www.redcrossblood.org to sign up.
Saturday, May 22, 2021 you could help save lives and we certainly appreciate that.
At our April Stated Communication, Faulkner Memorial Lodge No. 91 was presented the Morlock Award for donations to the Masonic Home of Virginia. Pictured L to R are RW Bill Tiver, DDGM of the 37th District, Wor. Herbert Eubanks, District Masonic Home Ambassador and Bro. Nelson Pulliam, Senior Warden.
Please print and hang at your work or place of business. Blood donors will vote for their favorite Public Safety agency and the winner will be awarded a trophy.
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Open challenge to @South Boston Police Department, Halifax County Rescue Squad Halifax County Sheriff's Office Halifax Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 Virgilina Fire Department Scottsburg Fire Department Turbeville Fire-Rescue Cluster Springs Volunteer Fire Department Oak Level Volunteer Fire Department North Halifax Volunteer Fire And Rescue Department Triangle Volunteer Fire Department Halifax County E911 and Liberty Fire Volunteer Fire Department (tag them if you know their FB page) to sign up and donate blood.
All of you are in the business to save lives and now you can do this again, the easy way.
The South Boston Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring a Blood Drive that is being held by Faulkner Memorial Lodge No. 91 on Saturday, MAY 22, 2021 from 8AM to 2PM. This will be at our Support Center, 801 Wilborn Avenue South Boston, VA.
You can sign up today at redcrossblood.org
Happy Birthday to 37th District DDGM, RW Bill Tiver.
Upcoming Shriner's Golf Tournament -
Register at www.redcrossblood.org or by calling
Merry Christmas from our Lodge to all and may everyone have Peace and Love for all mankind.
From all the Brothers at Faulkner Memorial Lodge. Hoping you and your family have an enjoyable holiday season.
It was a great day for golf. Thank you to all sponsors and players.
Exciting happenings in October for Freemasonry in Virginia!
Our MWGM Douglas V. Jones authorized a One Day Conferral for all candidates to be performed on October 10, 2020.
The 37th Masonic District of Virginia will hold our ODC at Faulkner Memorial Lodge #91 at 8:00 am. Unfortunately only the Degree team, candidates, and their mentors are permitted to attend.
The ODC comes with several requirements. There are safety guidelines that must met including masks, social distancing, and hand sanitizer. All in attendance are required to be dressed appropriately, which is a suit or coat and tie per our MWGM's direction.
That being said we should remember this is a District event and Lodges should treat as such. Help is needed by each Lodge in the District and practices are being held at Faulkner each Tuesday at 7:00 pm.
65 Years ago.
Spotlight on Bro. Treasurer Tom Hendricks.
Today we're celebrating our AMAZING IT Academy and Career Tech Academy IT instructors. Kelly, Jacob, Tom, Quiana, Scottie, and Jeremiah, THANK YOU for your dedication and commitment to growing Southern Virginia's IT Workforce! #ITProDay #ITProfessionals
The South Boston Lions Club is a service organization that exists to serve the people of Halifax County.
Our motto is “Honoring Sports, Encouraging Sportsmanship”
Love Beyond Our Limits | Give Beyond Our Means | Serve Beyond Our Walls | Promote Jesus Beyond Our Identity
To promote an athletic scholarship in loving memory of Robert "RJ" Oliver.
Located in Halifax County, VA USA. Rescue dogs/puppies & secure permanent adoptive homes or rescues. Encourage Spay/Neuter/Heart Worm Prevention. Supported by donations. Halifax Dog Squad, Inc. is foster based with volunteers that have public jobs
The 43 Lions Clubs of Central and Southern Virginia are working together to purchase a bus that will be used to provide free vision and hearing screenings
Do Something..."I did, I created you"...
The American Legion strives to empower our membership to achieve personal fulfillment through Service Not Self.
FUSION- a merging of diverse, distinct, or separate elements into a unified whole. ALL youth groups of Halifax County are invited to come together on the 3rd Friday of each month for a time of fun, fellowship, and spiritual growth!
We are a community theatre group based in South Boston, Virginia, with over 60 years of productions in the area.
The Bethune Scholarship Foundation is the fund raising arm of the Mary M. Bethune Alumni and Associates. The Bethune Scholarship Foundation's mission is to provide college scholarships annually to high school graduates in Halifax County, Virginia.
The Halifax Educational Foundation is a non profit organization founded in 1997 to provide opportunities for educational advancement.