Welcome!

Our Stated Communications are held at 7pm on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. We gladly welcome visitors! We hold ritual practice all other Wednesdays at 7pm; all Master Masons are welcome. In some years, we do not meet in July and August. Our lodge is located at 1206 Stehlik Drive, Odenton, MD 21113. We are fully Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant.

Longaberger Basket Bingo

LONGABERGER BASKET BINGO
Sunday May 3, 2015
Odenton Masonic Center
1206 Stehlik Dr.
Odenton, MD 21113

20 games for $25.00
Longaberger Baskets filled with GOODIES
Food and drinks available

C.C. Hanlon 410-507-6666 or Kay Aleshire 410-647-8187 to reserve a ticket
Sponsored by Odenton Chapter 29 OES

Open House April 11

Open House April 11

The community is invited to attend our Open House on Saturday, April 11, 2015 between 9am and 3pm. Join us at Odenton Lodge #209, 1206 Stehlik Rd. Odenton, MD.

The event is open to men and their families who would like to know more about Freemasonry.

OPEN HOUSE AND FLEA MARKET

The community is invited to a Spring Open House, April 11, 2015 9am-3pm, 1206 Stehlik Drive, Odenton, MD 21113. Join us for children’s activities, flea market tables, food and fun. This is also an opportunity to find out more about Freemasonry and our community activities. For more information or to rent table space, $10.00 per space, members FREE, contact Ethan Casey @ 410-562-3844 or erc21054@yahoo.com.

Capture of ANOTHER Traveling Gavel

Capturing a Traveling Gavel from Ionic Lodge #145

Capturing a Traveling Gavel from Ionic Lodge #145

Capturing a Traveling Gavel from Ionic Lodge #145

Capturing a Traveling Gavel from Ionic Lodge #145

Brethren,

Last night, Brother Senior Warden Cort Bossert, Junior Warden E.J. Hanlon, Chaplain Kenn Adams, and myself traveled to Ionic Lodge #145 in Reisterstown. Brother Quinn Harry of Birmingham Lodge #188, a frequent visitor to our lodge, was also in attendance. We had the pleasure observing them raise three Brothers to the sublime degree of Master Mason. As an added bonus, our Most Worshipful Past Grand Master of Maryland, John A. Young, Jr., conferred a portion of the degree. Our primary goal for visiting was to lay claim to a Traveling Gavel (not our Maryland Traveling Gavel, but another one) which they captured 12 December 2013. I am happy to say that the spirit in which this traveling gavel was first conceived back in 1977 is alive and well in 2015. The Brothers and I were welcomed by WM Steve Reed and the Brethren of Ionic Lodge #145 and felt no different than if we had been in our Lodge.

It is my pleasure to inform you that on 27 March 2015, Odenton Lodge #209 has captured a Traveling Gavel first claimed on 18 December 1977 by Manchester Lodge #73 AF&AM, Manchester, Connecticut. The gavel is sealed in its own case and accompanied by a ledger book. In this ledger are handwritten notes explaining each Lodge’s capture of the Gavel, what brothers traveled to capture it, and for some, even how many miles they traveled.

Manchester Lodge #73 reserves the right to claim the gavel in the year 2026 for the celebration of their Lodge’s Bicentennial. I pray the gavel will have the opportunity to visit many more Lodges before that year comes to pass. It now becomes our duty to let it be known we have the Gavel in our possession and invite other Lodges to attempt to capture it. Three Master Masons are all that is needed to claim the gavel. If multiple Lodges are in attendance it then falls on miles traveled to capture it.

We will notify Manchester Lodge #73 in writing of the fact that Odenton Lodge #209 has claimed the gavel and will safeguard it till its next capture.

Fraternally,

Patrick
Worshipful Master 2015
Odenton Lodge #209

We did it!

The Bull and Oyster Roast on 3/22/15 was a success. I would like to thank the attendees, as well as everyone who sold tickets, sponsored a basket, or worked at Kurtz’s Beach. We made our OTHC treasurer very happy. Our next Bull and Oyster Roast will be held on April 3, 2016, at Kurtz’s. Put this date on your calendar now.

Don’t forget our Crab Feast on August 2, 2015, at Kurtz’s Beach. Tickets will be available in May. We have already scheduled our 2016 Crab Feast. It will be held on Sunday, August 7, at Kurtz’s.

Again, thank you for everything.

E. Kay Aleshire
Chairperson

Luncheon Honoring PM James Conboy

Take a look at this article in the Capital Gazette, where Debra Shafer covered our recent luncheon to honor PM James Conboy, who received his 70-year service award from RWDGM Vourvoulas and MWPGM Bennie Owens.

Bingo is canceled March 2

Bingo this evening (March 2) is canceled.

70th year Service Award for PM Conboy

WM James Conboy 1949

WM James Conboy 1949

On 7 March 2015, 1:00 PM Odenton Lodge #209 has the privilege to host a luncheon honoring Past Master James  Conboy.

Our Rite Worshipful Deputy Grand Master will preside over the ceremony.  The Grand Marshall and Most Worshipful Past Grand Master Owens will also be in attendance.

The luncheon is open to all Brothers and their families. Dress for the event is Business casual,  (collared shirt, please no jeans)

If you plan to attend, please RSVP no later than 2 March with how many will be in your party . worshipful.master@odentonlodge209.net

I pray the weather cooperates so we can show PM Jim how much he is valued and appreciated by our Lodge.

Patrick R. Culver
Worshipful Master 2015
Odenton Lodge #209

Bingo this evening is canceled

Bingo tonight (February 16) is canceled.

Traveling Gavel Capture

Traveling Gavel Capture

The Maryland Traveling Gavel was captured on February 4 by Ionic Lodge #145, Reisterstown, MD from Odenton Lodge #209, with six brothers visiting for the capture. Ionic Lodge meets the 2nd/4th Friday at 7:30pm and welcomes all comers to capture the Gavel.

Bingo is canceled

Bingo is canceled this evening.