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From The East

    Greetings from the East. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.

What a busy year it has been so far and we are only half way through. I wanted to take this opportunity to just give a recap of what Hiram Lodge No. 1 has been up to.

We had great educational programs including a Book Talk Presentation by WB Dave Mason, The Missing Link in Masonry. Cleopatra’s Needle Presentation by Brother Jamie Pearson and Tarot Card Presentation by WB Joe Zannino.

The charities Hiram supports came in to give the Lodge and our families insight to the charities we support including Masonicare Quality of Life Presentation, Life Haven Presentation, and Tommy Fund Presentation. During the first half of the year, we have also been busy with our charity work including cooking enough to feed 100 people at Columbus House, BBQ cook-out or 30 vets at Harkness House and raising over $5,600 for the Tommy Fund through Hiram’s Annual Pizza Challenge. We held our annual St. Patrick’s Day theme Table Lodge which was well attended and a good night of fun and fellowship. In July we had our annual Hawaiian shirt night and combined Stated Com-

munication with Trumbull Lodge No. 22 which is always a great time. To say thank

you to our Ladies we held our Ladies Appreciation Night at Biagetti’s in West Haven which was a great night of food and fellowship, there was not an empty seat in the room. Hiram along with other lodges at 285 Whitney Ave Masonic Temple Building held a Turtle Degree which created 21 new Turtles, RUAT? Turtle Degree events are always a barrel of laughs and full of good fellowship.

     Hiram has also been busy bringing in new Brothers. We conferred 2 EA Degrees where we initiated 6 Brother in total with another EA Degree in September for at least 4 candidates. We passed 6 Brothers to the Degree of FC with the conferment of 2 FC Degrees. During the second half of 2023 we will raise 10 Brother FC to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. Just to mention it, Hiram Lodge No.1 has also won the George Washington Traveling Gavel twice this year so far at Blue Lodge Council. How do you win it one might ask. The way you win possession of the gavel is to show up to a BLC meeting with more members of your lodge then other lodges and you get to keep the gavel until the next BLC meeting where the lodge with the most members present will then get it. Let’s go Hiram Strong!

Please check the calendar for upcoming events...

Finally, I would like to thank the members of Hiram, the 2023 Officers and our families for their support. We are doing great work here at Hiram, let’s keep it rolling!

That’s it for now from the East. Wishing everyone safe, healthy and happy days ahead.


Brother Albert Ralph Reinholt Johnson

Worshipful Master Hiram Lodge No. 1

W.B. Albert Ralph Reinholt Johnson


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Annual Meeting of Hiram Lodge

December 14th 7:30pm

Dinner at 6:30, please RSVP to the JW.


Fellowcraft Degree

December 28th 7:30 pm

Dinner at 6:30pm RSVP to the JW.

Installation of Officers

December 30th 3:00 pm

Dinner to follow, RSVP to the JW.

Hiram Lodge No. 1

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 272 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. 

Welcome to New Haven, Connecticut USA! We've been citizens of New Haven and the surrounding towns for 272 years. Most of our members live and work in the area and we're proud of our City. If you're a Freemason and plan to be in town, we'd love to welcome you to our lodge. New Haven has excellent museums, shows, parks and Long Island Sound shore line. Shopping and food are tops on the list. Want to know more about New Haven? Click Here!

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Welcome to our website. Hiram Lodge No.1 is a Masonic Lodge in New Haven, Connecticut. The information on this website is meant to inform our members and the public of what is currently happening around our Lodge and the Grand Lodge of Connecticut. Freemasonry is an organization of men who are interested in self improvement, service to our community and the well being of our fellow brothers and their families. Our Lodge dates back to the time of the founding of our nation and we try to live our lives by the traditions and ideals of our fraternity. We welcome inquiries to our Lodge and Freemasonry in general. Our fraternity is world wide and spans ethnic, religious and political beliefs by welcoming all good men who show an interest in learning and living the ancient teachings. These teachings include a belief in a supreme being, a commitment to good citizenship, moral living and a desire to be a better person.

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