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Worshipful Master Jeffrey Meade with Kylie and Danielle from our local Jobs Daughters, Bethel #18


Lots of business, fun and fellowship going on at Pewee Valley Lodge these days!  If you haven't been by in a while, you should stop in and see what's going on!  Our last meeting we had a visit by our local Jobs Daughters, Bethel #18.  The girls gave a nice presentation about the Living Cross and what its like to be in Jobs Daughters.


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John Adkins and Worshipful Master Jeffrey Meade


Brother John Adkins received a certificate from the Grand Lodge of Kentucky for proficiency in all three degrees of Masonry and a lot of future events were discussed!


Below is a list of events that are planned for the Lodge.  If you would like to participate in any of these, just give our Worshipful Master a call or an email!  We would love to see you at any/all of these events!


10/06/15 - Past Masters Night

10/20/15 - Entered Apprentice Degree

11/03/15 - Regular Stated Communication

11/07/15 - Special Called meeting - Master Mason Degree

11/17/15 - Fellow Craft Degree

For more information, including specifics and times, please refer to our calendar on the right hand side of this website.

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Above, Past Master Gene Crady (right) presents Past Master Rick Fletcher (left) with the Chapel of Four Chaplains, Legion of Honor award for outstanding service.  Click the link to read more about this prestigious award!


Its been a very busy and exciting time in the Lodge lately!  We've had many new visitors, including a few Brothers petioning to join our Lodge as well as a few new potential EAs!  If you haven't been in a while, you should stop by and see what's going on.


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Worshipful Master Jeffrey Meade with visiting Brothers

Also coming up before the end of the year, we have a Master Mason degree and an Entered Apprentice degree to do.  We also have a Past Masters night coming up and a visit by Job's Daughters!

The Masonic Light is shining bright!

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Acting Master Bro. Tom Ruby and Bro. Rick Brunsdon


One of the great things about being a Mason is the privilege and benefit to visit other Lodges throughout the country and the world!  Quite a few Brothers do a lot of traveling and make a lot of new friends.  Our last meeting was no exception.  We were visited by Bro. Rick Brunsdon all the way from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada!  Bro. Rick was in town visiting family, discovered our Lodge was close by and decided to stop in for a visit.  It was a great night of fellowship and we were very pleased to have a visitor from so far away!

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New Fellow Crafts Robert Henry (left) and Nick McIntosh (right) with Worshipful Master Jeffrey Meade


Our last meeting was a wonderful night of good food, fellowship and the addition of two new Fellow Crafts.  The Brothers involved in the degree work did excellent jobs and it was a pleasure to have so many Brothers visiting from different Lodges.


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New Fellow Craft Robert Henry with his proud Father in law


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Worshipful Master Jeffrey Meade and guests



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The article below was written by Amanda Manning of The Oldham Era and appeared in the July 2, 2015 issue...


"During a windstorm in 2008, the Pewee Valley’s Masonic Lodge’s emblem blew off of the Little Colonel Playhouse.  Masonic members Gene Crady and Kevin Reardon searched through the rubble for their fraternity’s symbolic emblem, but could not find it. 

When Crady and Reardon later found out that The Little Colonel Playhouse was going to be on the National Register of Historic Places, they wanted to be part of it since it was originally their lodge.  Seven years later, a new emblem has been made and placed at the top of the Little Colonel Playhouse. The playhouse is one of 46 places in Oldham County on the National Historic Register.

The Masonic Lodge was originally in The Olde Sweet Shopee building, and then moved to The Little Colonel Playhouse in 1912.  “They allowed us to put that emblem on the building because it used to be ours before it was theirs,” Crady said about the Board of Directors at the Little Colonel Playhouse.  Enough funds were raised from Pewee Valley members and honorary members for the emblem. The old emblem was engraved in stone, while the new one is cast out of aluminum.

The bottom section of the emblem is the Masonic square symbol, and the top is the Masonic compass symbol. The members now meet above the old firehouse building in Crestwood.  “We use the square to square our actions in the eyes of man, we try to be an upright and moral fraternity,” Crady explained.  “The compass is to encompass our thoughts and our fellow man.”  According to the Masonic Lodge of Education, the G in the middle of the emblem stands for the Great Architect of the Universe and Geometry, which is the mathematical science that masonry was founded from.

Freemasonry is the oldest fraternity in the world, tracing back to stonemasonry guilds during the 14th century.  The Pewee Valley Masonic Lodge was created in 1910 and currently has 120 members ranging from World War II veterans to older teenagers.  Members must be male, petition for their membership and be represented by a brother of that lodge.  According to Crady, someone from out of state or somebody that you think so much of that you give them an honorary membership is an honorary member.

The Pewee Valley Masonic Lodge meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6415 Railroad Avenue above the old firehouse. The meetings are open to the public. 

The Little Colonel Playhouse is located at 302 Mount Mercy Drive."