Thursday, June 27, 2013

Newly Raised Brother Joshua Gibson June 18, 2013 on left.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

June 2013 Lodge Notice

PO Box 492 Somerset, PA June 1, 2013

A Stated Meeting of Somerset Lodge No. 358 Free and Accepted Masons will be held in the Masonic Temple, 145 Temple Road, Somerset, PA on:

TUESDAY EVENING, June 11, 2013

7:30 P.M., E.D.S.T.

Usual Business of the Lodge

Action will be had upon the following petitions for membership:

Name Age Occupation Residence__________

Tyler Lee Baker 23 Customer Service Rep. 928 Greenhouse Rd.,

Rockwood PA 15557

Committee on Inquiry

David Williams, P.M., Nicholas Paul, & Michael Cary

A PANCAKE DINNER will be held before the meeting at 6:00 P.M. Pancakes, sausage, orange juice (All-you-can-eat). Strawberries & Cream will be served after the meeting. The price of the meal is $5.00.

Twenty-Five Year Masonic Emblems will also be presented to eligible members. You are eligible for 25 year awards if you were initiated prior to or during the year 1988.

PROGRAM: Brother Bruce Holsopple, President of the Somerset County ‘Old Timers” Baseball Assn., will present a program titled: Local Baseball-Past, Present, and Future.


An extra meeting of Somerset Lodge No. 358 F&AM will be held in the Masonic Temple, 145 Temple Road, Somerset, PA on:

Tuesday Evening, June 18, 2013

7:30 P.M., E.D.S.T.

The Master Mason Degree will be conferred upon:

Joshua Jay Gibson

The Entered Apprentice Degree will be conferred upon:

Tyler Joel Barrich

By Order of the Worshipful Master

Attendance at the April Stated Meeting:

19 Members -- 2 Visitor’s

That’s only +/- 9% of our Lodge Brothers attending

The Visitation Program continues to be a success, please come join us! For more information, call David C. Neal, P.M., (814) 442-8414.

FUND RAISING PROJECTS – Contact David Sherman (814) 267-3037, or John Richards (814) 444-0330 to help serve food at the Somerset Fire Department BINGO nights – the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.


June 4 – District School of Instruction, Johnstown

June 5 & 19–Bingo Night Fund-Somerset Fire House–5:00 pm

June 28 - Meeting in the Hills

June 29 - Flea Market at the Lodge 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

July 13 – Blood Drive at the Lodge.

August 14 – Motorcycle Run-Tour Somerset County Covered Bridges SUSPENSIONS

The following Members were suspended from the Lodge for non-

payment of dues: Kirk Dull, Scott Shaulis, Andrew Shima, Jason Spangler, Ronald Stern, & James Walters

-Membership Report-

Transfer Transfer

4/1/13 New Suspended Restored Deaths In Out 5/1/2013

360 0 7 0 0 0 0 353

David M. Krentz, PM, Secretary

Address Change/Email Address/Phone Numbers:

Please notify the Secretary of address, phone number, & email address changes. Contact David M. Krentz, P.M. at (814) 754-4139, or by email at with corrections or changes.


Visit the Lodge website at

Contact Brother Tim Fyock, P.M. with any questions.


You are hereby requested to attend a public Datestone Ceremony of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania to be held at 2:00 o’clock, P.M. on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 2848 St. Alban’s Drive, Sinking Spring, PA, 19608 for the purpose laying the datestone.

You are hereby requested to attend a Special Communication of the Grand Lodge to be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Rimrock Masonic Center, 900 Rimrock Drive, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 at 10:30 a.m. for the purpose of Constituting Hamilton Day Lodge No. 814.

By Order of the R.W. Grand Master.


David W. Sherman, Sr., Acting Worshipful Master

810 Main Street, Berlin, PA 15530, (814) 267-3037

Carl E. Purbaugh, Jr., Acting Senior Warden

1637 Casselman Road Rockwood PA 15557, 814-279-8038

James E. Holiday, Treasurer

106 Apricot Ct. Somerset PA 15501-1703, (814) 444-0235

David M. Krentz, P.M., Secretary

152 West Airpark Road, Central City, PA (814) 233-1605

Email Address:

Representative in the Grand Lodge

David C. Neal, P.M.

Substitute Representative

Ronald Wright, P.M.

District Deputy Grand Master

William J. Huston, P.M. Greater Johnstown Lodge No. 538

743 Coon Ridge Road, Johnstown, PA 15905-5205

Phone: (814) 288-2016


Jack L. Walters ---------------------------------------------------------- Chaplain

Donald A. Szarmach ------------------------------------------- Senior Deacon

Michael P. Cary -------------------------------------------------- Junior Deacon

Nicholas A. Paul ----------------------------- Senior Master of Ceremonies

John Paul Richards -------------------------- Junior Master of Ceremonies

Clyde E. Naugle ------------------------------------------------------- Pursuivant

Larry L. Hemminger ----------------------------------------------------------Tyler

John Paul Richards & Carl E. Purbaugh --------------------------- Stewards


Thomas Brown, Jr., P.M., Charles R. Glessner, P.M., and

Roger A. Rayman, P.M.

Committee on Instruction

Jon A. Critchfield, P.M., Chairman

Kenneth E. Shockey, PM - Thomas Brown Jr., PM

Committee on Grievance

Thomas Brown Jr., PM Leonard J. Warchola

Committee on Masonic Education

Jon A. Critchfield, P.M., Chairman

Jack L. Walters - Timothy B. Fyock, P.M.

Committee on Charity

David C. Neal, PM - Richard G. Shinholt –

Jonathan C. Glessner

Committee on Visitation

Arthur L. Brown, Chairman - John R. Fisher –

Jack L. Walters

Representative to the PA Youth Foundation


Please be reminded to bring your donations, dog and cat food, kitty litter, old newspapers, for the HUMANE SOCIETY. Our goal is to increase our donations. Thanks for your support.

Covered Bridges Motorcycle Run – August 11, 2013

It’s time again for the Covered Bridges Motorcycle Run!! We still need sponsors to pay the bills for the event. PLEASE contact your boss, friends, or business owners who may like to be a sponsor. For $100.00 their name appears on the back of a t-shirt given to every rider. The