From The East

Happy Fall Brothers All,

The trees are turning, temperatures are dropping but the Lodge room gets more and more comfortable every stated communication. 

The last couple of months have been busy and very productive.

In August we had a cookout for Harkness House, a New Haven Based Housing facility for Veterans in transition back to the civilian life and recovery for those in need. It was well attended and the Hiram Past Masters consisting of Pete Tomlinson, Robert Moon and Sal Ferrigno were the celebrity chefs. The visit created lots of interesting, engaging conversation and couldn’t have been a better time to recognize and thank these veterans.

On September 9th we honored our Past Masters at Lodge with a night full of memories, a wonderful meal from the South and great stories. It was humbling to have 15 Past Masters in attendance. For some of them, it was their first time back to lodge in over a year because of Covid.

September 23rd was the main event of 2021, our Master Mason Degree. Sitting in as Honorary Master for the evening was RW Deputy Grand Master Bruce Belmore, celebrating 40 years as a Past Master. He was supported by Hiram Lodge # 1 Past Masters. In attendance was Most Worshipful Grand Master, William Bohman and his corpes of Grand Lodge officers. There were over 60 guests from 24 different lodges from around the area. Ninety plus Masons experienced tremendous fellowship, from the first entrance through the door, to the spectacular meal, to perfectly performed ritual and even to dessert. It was truly a night to remember. We are proud to have raised 5 very young Brothers, Jeremias Irizarry, Benjamin Preston, Rommell Noche, Deshawn Richardson and Keith Trotochaud. I extend my personal congratulations to them all. May their Masonic Journey continue for many years to come.

Again, we have no intention of slowing down!!!                                

October 14th, Table Lodge with a St Patrick Day theme. Promised to be unique with both Junior Warden Tullio Milani and Senior Steward Dan Kierstead (Soda Bread Specialist) planning an authentic Irish meal.


October 28th, Awards Night, a celebration of the year acknowledging accomplishments and contributions.


Then its back into the community for another real barbeque with the veterans at the Harkness House. Home cooked this time with Ribs, Pork Shoulder, Mac & Cheese, and Beans.  


November 11th, takes us back to education, RW Brother Nick Ives will be bringing his considerable Masonic knowledge to Lodge with a presentation called "Spiritual development and the intersection of Esoterica and Masonry."


We then close out November by cooking a thanksgiving meal for Life Haven on November 14th and supporting the New Haven Meals on wheels program November 24th.


Then begins the transition into the important business at hand of selecting the new Master of Hiram Lodge # 1 and his line of Officers for 2022. We will convene for our December 9th, Annual Meeting. Please plan on attending for the good of the Lodge and support the longevity of one of the most historic Lodges in New England.


Even though that closes out our stated communications for 2021 we still have one more out reach into the community on December 12th. Providing a Holiday meal and a visit from a Jolly Bearded Man for the children of Life Haven and their mothers.


This is sadly my last communication, but I am honored and humbled to have been your Master. I enjoyed every minute and will look forward to continuing to serve Hiram Lodge # 1 and Masonry in new and exciting future capacities and challenges.  



Keith Macdowall

Worshipful Master

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Stated Meeting
Table Lodge

October 14th, 2021
Dinner at 6:30pm


Stated Meeting
Awards Night

October 28, 2021
Dinner at 6:30pm


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Thanks to all who supported and attended the
"New Haven Pizza Challenge"

Hiram Lodge wants to thank Inferno Appiza, The Big Green Truck Pizza, Moon Cutter Co., Entenman's and Porcini International who stepped up and made this event a success. Thanks also to the many area Masonic lodges and youth groups who supported and participated in the event. Your support helped us give a great donation to the Tommy Fund, here at Smilow Children's Cancer Hospital in New Haven.



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Hiram Lodge #1 AF & AM meets in the Lodge Building at 285 Whitney Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Chartered in 1750, we have been a part of the New Haven community for 271 years. We are the oldest lodge in the state and are proud to be a member of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the State of Connecticut. We, along with over Ninety other lodges in our state are part of the estimated Six Million members of Free Masonry, world wide. Hiram Lodge #1 is a proud member of our New Haven community. 

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