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"The secret of Masonry, like the secret of life, can be known only by those who seek it, serve it, live it. It cannot be uttered; it can only be felt and acted. It is, in fact, an open secret, and each man knows it according to his quest and capacity. Like all things worth knowing, no one can know it for another and no man can know it alone." - Dr. Joseph Fort Newton
Hebron Lodge #215 is located in Pawnee County and is in District 6. Hebron Lodge #215 was chartered on February 10, 1904. Stated meetings for Hebron Lodge #215 are the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month.
We always have a meal starting at 6:30 P.M. followed by the meeting at 7:30 P.M. So if you are in the Cleveland, OK area please come by our lodge located at 108 South Vine Avenue, and join us in the fellowship.
| WHAT IS FREEMASONRY? |
Freemasonry is one of the largest and oldest mens organizations in the world! It is a fraternity bound by a common belief of doing good and living a life of high ethical and moral standards.
Freemasonry is also one of the leading charitable institutions in the world! Masons are world renowned for the fraternal care they give their brothers and their families, and also the charitable donations they spread through out the community in which their lodge is located.
| WHERE DO MASONS MEET? |
Masons meet in a Lodge which is commanly referred to as a "Blue" Lodge. Meetings are called Communications, and may be "Stated" or "Special." Stated meetings are held at a stated time and hour specified in the By-Laws of the Lodge, while Special meetings are held at a special time and called at the will and pleasure of the Worshipful Master of the Lodge.
Lodge officers are elected annually; some officers are appointed by the Worshipful Master in accordance with the By-Laws of the Lodge.
All Lodges are goverened by the Grand Lodges of the various states in which they are located, each supreme in its own jurisdiction.
| HOW DO I BECOME A MASON? |
Have you ever heard 2 B 1 ASK 1? Membership is not by invitation. The requirements for becoming a Mason are:
Many of the world’s most respected men-including business, military, intellectual, political and religious leaders-have been or are Masons. Here are just a few of the many:
As General he led the revolution which created American independence. As the first President of the United States, his leadership was crucial to establishing the 'tone'; for the United States. His love of Freemasonry is documented by his close reliance upon other Masons in the execution of his duties and he is seen by Americans as the "Father of Our Country". Initiated in Fredericksburg VA, Past Master of Alexandria Lodge No. 22, Virginia.
American printer, author, diplomat, philosopher, and scientist, whose contributions to the American Revolution (1775-1783), and the newly formed federal government that followed, rank him among the country's greatest statesmen. He held the Masonic title of Grand Master of Pennsylvania and was one of the 13 Masonic signers of the United States Constitution. St. John's Lodge, Philadelphia, February 1731.
American silversmith, engraver and Revolutionary hero who on April 18, 1775 made his famous ride to warn "The British are coming!", St. Andrew's Lodge, Boston, Massachusetts; Grand Master of Massachusetts 1794-97.
William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers
"I joked about every prominent man of my time, but I never met a man I didn't like." , Known as Oklahoma's favorite son, Rogers was an American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer and actor and one of the best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s. He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 "talkies"), wrote more than 4,000 nationally-syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure., Claremore Lodge No. 53, OK.
Orvon Eugene "Gene" Autry
An American performer who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television for more than three decades beginning in the 1930s. Autry was also owner of the Los Angeles/California Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997, as well as a television station and several radio stations in southern California. Although his signature song was "Back in the Saddle Again", Autry is best known today for his Christmas holiday songs, "Here Comes Santa Claus" (which he wrote), "Frosty the Snowman", and his biggest hit, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". He is a member of both the Country Music and Nashville Songwriters halls of fame, and is the only celebrity to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Catoosa Lodge No. 185, OK.
American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969–1992. Clark has been a popular figure in country music, both as a musician and as a popularizer of the genre. He is an entertainer most of all, with an amiable personality and a telegenic presence.; member of the Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame ; Jenks Lodge No. 497, OK.
"The Duke" - was an Academy Award-winning American film actor, director and producer. He epitomized rugged masculinity and has become an enduring American icon. He is famous for his distinctive voice, walk and height. A Harris Poll released January 2009 placed Wayne third among America's favorite film stars, the only deceased star on the list and the only one who has appeared on the poll every year since it first began in 1994. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Wayne 13th among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time., Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56, Arizona.
Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton
An American comedian who was best known as a top radio and television star from 1937 to 1971. Skelton's show business career began in his teens as a circus clown and went on to vaudeville, Broadway, films, radio, TV, night clubs and casinos, all while pursuing another career as a painter. When others used obscenities, he kept high standards and refused to follow. He was always 'the clown' including with the Shrine. Skelton was a major supporter of children’s charities, including the Shriners' Crippled Children’s Hospital and the Red Skelton Foundation in Vincennes, Indiana. Raised: September 20, 1939 Vincennes Lodge No. 1, Indiana
Jean Henri Dunant
A Swiss businessman and social activist. During a business trip in 1859, he was witness to the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino in modern day Italy. He recorded his memories and experiences in the book A Memory of Solferino which inspired the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1863. The 1864 Geneva Convention was also based on Dunant's ideas. In 1901 he received the first Nobel Peace Prize together with Frédéric Passy.
Principal Chief of the Six Nations Indians was a Mohawk military and political leader who was closely associated with Great Britain during and after the American Revolution. He was perhaps the most well-known North American Indian of his generation. He met many of the most significant people of the age, including George Washington and King George III. Initiated in Lodge No. 417, 1776. First Master of Lodge No. 11, Mohawk Village (near Brantford) in 1798.
Joseph Fort Newton
Baptist minister and masonic author, he is remembered for several masonic books, The Builders (1914) and The Men’s House (1923) being two of the most widely reprinted. His autobiography, River of Years (1944), contains many masonic references. Raised: May 28, 1902 Friendship Lodge No. 7, Dixon, Illinois; Grand Chaplain: Grand Lodge of Iowa (1911-13)
James Cash Penney
“Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk.” , was a businessman and entrepreneur in 1902, he founded the J.C. Penney stores. By 1912, there were 34 stores in the Rocky Mountain States. In 1916, he began to expand the chain east of the Mississippi and during the 1920s, the Penney stores expanded nationwide, with 120 stores in 1920 and 1400 stores by 1929. By 1924, Penney was earning an income of more than $1.5 million dollars annually. The large income allowed Penney to be heavily involved in many philanthropic causes during the 1920s. Initiated into Wasatch Lodge No. 1 Free and Accepted Masons of Utah, on April 18, 1911. A member of both the Scottish and York Rites, Penney was coroneted a 33rd Degree on October 16, 1945, and received the Gold Distinguished Service Award by the General Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, in Kansas City, Missouri in 1958.
“There is no doubt in my mind that Masonry is the cornerstone of America.” , was an American restaurant owner and philanthropist. Thomas was the founder and chief executive officer of Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers, a fast-food restaurant chain specializing in hamburgers. He is also known for appearing in more than 800 commercial advertisements for the chain from 1989 to 2002–more than any other person in television history. The hamburgers at Wendy's are square as a reminder of Dave's motto: "Never cut corners."; He did extensive work promoting the cause of orphans and was also active in the Scottish Rite Philanthropies including their Children's Hospital program. His mentor in the restaurant business was another Mason, Col. Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame., raised as a Master Mason in Sol. D. Bayless Lodge No. 359 Fort Wayne, Indiana. Received the 33rd Degree, N.M.J., on 11/16/1961, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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