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July 27th, Saturday. Our annual Chicken BBQ.

Sept. 21st: Pitman Craft Fair Parking Fund raiser.

                Rain Date Sunday Sept. 22nd.




Pitman Lodge Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 27th, rain or shine.

Serving will be from 12 Noon until 5 PM.

Cost is $15.00 per dinner.

You have many options this year. You may order the dinners and we will mail you the tickets, 

or you can order the dinners and use will call to pick them up at the BBQ.

Please use the handy PayPal button to order, then send an email to us with your instructions.

Thank you for your order.


District Lodge of Instructions   

Mantua: Second Thursday of the month.

Pennsgrove-Excelsior: First Wednesday of the month.

Clarksboro: First Monday of the month.

Williamstown: First and third Tuesday of the month.

Woodstown: The first Tuesday of the month.

Pitman: The second Tuesday of the month



                                             Message from the Worshipful Master


We are about to enter the summer months when the lodges traditionally go "dark" as far as meetings go. However, many events continue. Freemasonry never goes dark.

Pitman Lodge will be participating in the Fourth of July Parade. Not only for the members of Pitman Lodge but all Freemasons are welcome to participate. We will also have our Annual Chicken Bbq on July 27th. Contact the Secretary and any of the officers to receive your tickets. Further information will be sent out on both of these events. We will also be having several work parties to do repairs and sprucing up the lodge property. All are welcome to assist. Remember, the lodge belongs to all of us.

On behalf of myself and the officers of Pitman Lodge. We wish you a happy, safe, and healthy summer. I want to leave you with this final note:

                                                                                                         The Silent Summons.  

ďA member of a certain Lodge, who previously attended meetings regularly, had stopped going. After a few months, the Worshipful Master decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening, and the Worshipful Master found his brother at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire.

Guessing the reason for the Worshipful Master's visit, the brother welcomed him, led him to a comfortable chair near the fireplace and waited. The Worshipful Master made himself comfortable, but said nothing.

In the grave silence, he contemplated the dance of the flames around the burning logs. After several minutes, the Worshipful Master took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the hearth, all alone. Then he sat back in his chair, still silent.

His host watched all of this in quiet contemplation. As the one, lone ember's flame flickered and diminished, there was a momentary glow, and its fire was no more.

Soon, it was cold and dead. Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting. The Worshipful Master glanced at his watch and chose this time to leave. He slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember, and placed it back in the middle of the fire. Immediately, it began to glow once more, with all the light and warmth of the burning coals around it.

As the Worshipful Master reached the door to leave, his host said, with a tear running down his cheek, "Thank you so much for your fiery summons, my brother. I'll be back in our Lodge next meeting."


R W Kenneth W. Thomas,

Worshipful Master

Attest: Michael Paris, Secretary



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