Let’s spread the word about the Open House! This event is a Regional Masonic Open House. We are opening our doors to invite the interested Men of Oklahoma to come see a Masonic Lodge, talk to Freemasons about the Fraternity and ask the questions that they have on their minds but maybe didn’t have a credible source to pursue the answer. There are many lodges in SW Oklahoma and we will be happy to help direct you to a lodge that is convenient to your location so that you may learn more about Freemasonry. Your family is invited to attend and during this open house event there will be two separate presentations on Freemasonry by one of our State Officers. These will be at 1030am and at 130pm. There will be opportunity to ask questions and talk to some of our members from the area. We are excited to open are doors to you and hope to see you there. Remember to visit BeAnOklahomaFreemason.org to find out more about how you fit Freemasonry!
The Fraternity lost a great Man and Mason this past Sunday. Worshipful Brother Joe Marlan Rough has passed to the celestial lodge above and laid down his working tools of life at the age of 74. Bro. Joe was Past Master of Triangle Lodge #548 and Lawton Lodge #183 as well as past Secretary of our lodge, serving 9 years in that position. Joe attained the distinction of a Scottish Rite 32°, KCCH and was a Vietnam Veteran of the US Navy. We are so grateful for the time we had with our dear Brother and the light he brought to our lives. He worked with and mentored so many Masons over the last 15 years and news of his passing has been met with an outpouring of sympathy and respect from the Craft here in Lawton and around the state and country, as he taught many of our Military Masons that came through Lawton and landed at our Lodge. Brother Joe never turned away from the request of a new Mason to learn our categorical lectures and so many Brothers had a strong relationship with Joe through those experiences. We will all miss our Dear Worshipful Brother and will cherish his memory in hearts, forever and forever. Services for Worshipful Brother Joe Marlan Rough, will be at Becker Rabon Funeral Home in Lawton on Monday March 29th at 1130am, graveside Masonic Rites will follow at the National Veteran’s Cemetery at Elgin, OK. Viewing will be Saturday and Sunday 1-3pm
On March 29th at the hour of 6pm, District 33 of the Oklahoma Freemasons of Oklahoma will be hosting the 5th Monday Lodge and Friends Dinner at Golden Corral in Lawton Oklahoma. At 2632 NW Cache Rd you will find us in the group use room. We welcome all Masons and Families as well as anyone wanting to learn more about our Fraternity. This event gives us a great opportunity to get together away from the lodge, meet with other good Men who want to learn more about us and let them meet some of our members. If the Lodge building is a place you haven’t made it to yet, don’t worry, plenty of times for that and we look forward to you joining us at this great event.
The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge has announced the 2021 Onlahoma Masonic Fundraiser. The prizes remain in place with the grand prize of a Brand New pick-up and 5 chances to win a $5000 gift card. Every Masonic Lodge in Oklahoma has access to these tickets and each ticket is $20 to purchase. Drawing for these prizes will be held on November 12, 2021. More info will be published soon on the Lawton Lodge #183 Facebook and the Grand Lodge website and Facebook.
April 10, 2021 will be the next opportunity to become a 32° Scottish Rite Mason in the world renowned Guthrie Valley. If you desire to learn more about the philosophical pursuit of Freemasonry this is your chance to find that path. If you do want to petition to join, please contact W. Brother James Oates, 32° Or RW Brother Glen Chaney, 32° Both can be contacted by leaving message at Lawton Lodge 183, (580)355-0006.
This scheduled reunion is a 1 day conferral and is open to all Master Masons in good standing. Contact us today and get started on a path to further Light!
The 2d and 3d Section Explanatory Lectures for both the Entered Apprentice and Master Mason degrees will be presented on February 20, 2021 by RW Glen A. Chaney, MOH at Lawton Lodge #183 (2001 NW Lincoln Ave., Lawton). There will be 3 different sessions that you can attend to fit your schedule. 830am, 11am, and 130pm. If you have any Brothers at your lodge that have not received their Explanatory Lectures, this event is open to them. We will also be available for Ritual instruction and Masonic Q&A between and after the three sessions. Hope to see you there!
Lawton Lodge is sponsoring a fundraiser for the FFA of the area by holding a fundraiser Pie Auction on 29 Jan 2021 at 6pm. Pies, cookies, cames and other delicious plates will be up for auction and Mr. Don Arms will be our Auctioneer. This is being held at the Great Plains Colosseum, Annex. It is sure to be a good time and lets raise some good money for these outstanding young leaders! See you there!
We invite you to join us at the Lodge on any first or third Monday at 6 PM to meet some of our members who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We understand the stresses of the modern world and we hope that you can find a path to the Brotherhood which will help you navigate the waters. Find out more as you look around this webpage, or just stop in and introduce yourself to us. We look forward to meeting you.
The lodge officers for the year of 2021 have been installed and will take the lead of our lodge this year. We congratulate them and look forward to a great year. We still meet on the first and third Mondays at 7pm for our stated meetings and practice on the off Mondays. Come on down and enjoy the energy of our great brotherhood.
Lawton Lodge 183 held a successful Fundraiser to benefit the youth football team of the Elgin Owls! Burgers hotdogs and pulled pork sandwiches were sold with chips cookies and drinks at the Elgin Owls Football Homecoming game in 2 Oct. More than $2500 were raised and many good Owls Fans enjoyed the delicious meal! We thank all the Brothers and team supporters who worked ao hard cooking and serving and even climbing the bleechers to hand deliver the tasty treats! We will schedule the presentation of funds soon and look forward to seeing you there!