The Maryland Traveling Gavel

Where’s the Gavel in 2018?


Lodge in Possession of the Gavel: Odenton Lodge # 209

Location: Odenton Lodge # 209 – 1206 Stehlik Dr, Odenton, MD 21113

Meeting Day(s): First and Third Wednesdays

Worshipful Master: Kenneth Adams – 2018

Secretary:Brian D. Coons – 2018


What is it?

Liberty Pickering Lodge #219 and Odenton Lodge #209 (re)introduced The Maryland Traveling Gavel in 2013. The Traveling Gavel is a 24″ hardwood gavel with a commemorative band. It is designed to promote fraternal visitations to other lodges. Specific rules guide how to obtain the gavel. The lodge who holds it the longest each year wins special recognition and possibly a prize from the Grand Master!

A lodge visitation can be one of the most educational and rewarding experiences within our fraternity. Let’s share our fraternal friendship and fellowship with our brothers by visiting lodges throughout our great jurisdiction. May the most traveled lodge win!

Report a Capture

The current administrators of the gavel are Odenton Lodge #209 ( and Terrapin Lodge #241 ( Captures and losses must be reported to them directly within five days of capture.