Enjoy Summer

Brothers, The summer heat and a lodge room without air conditioning reduces the likelihood of lodge events during July and August.  We have an ‘alternate’ lodge in the cool of the lower level of Boughton Memorial Hall, so check back often to see if there any pop-up events.  Otherwise, enjoy your summer.  The next official Stated Meeting is on Thursday, September 7th.

Congratulations to Brother Matt Penman who was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason at a Special Communication on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

Master Masons’s Degree – Thursday, July 13, 2017

Officers (elected and appointed) are requested and all other local Masons are invited to assist in the raising of Brother Penman to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on Thursday, July 13, 2017.  The gavel falls at 1800 hours (6 pm).  Dress is business casual (no jeans).  W:. Bro. Jerry Osborne will be in the East.

The lodge is normally ‘dark’ during summer months due to heat, but this degree will likely be held in the cool basement using the back-up lodge facility.  Business casual (Shirts with collars.  No jeans, please.) will be quite comfortable apparel.

For further information, contact W:. Bro. James Dahl.  He can be reached via our contact page.

June 29th – 5th Thursday Pot Luck

Boughton Memorial Hall.  Our JW, Mike K., is trying something new – a Pot Luck meal rather than a restaurant meal for our 5th Thursday get-together.  The meal will take place in our air-conditioned dining room on the main floor of Boughton Memorial Hall on Thursday, June 29th beginning at 6 pm.  The lodge will provide …  Please plan to bring a dish and, so we don’t end up with 10 bags of rolls, let us know what dish you plan to bring via the Registration Form below.  Bro. Mike will let you know if that dish is already in abundance.

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Stated Meeting and Initiation June 15, 2017


We are holding a 1st degree at 6pm this Thursday June 15th for two candidates.  We should be finished just after our normal starting time for regular business.   Please show support for our new members.  Due to the recent changes in positions and the rust that has accumulated since our last first degree, we will be holding a practice session at 4ish pm on Wednesday.  Elected and appointed officers will be in their regular chairs to avoid mass confusion.  If you don’t have a chair, there are several places you could help fill if you are willing to do so (Please contact Jerry Osborne).  I hope to see a full house this Thursday especially since it is our last stated meeting until September.  It takes Masons to make Masons!

Stated Communication- June 1, 2017

Brethren, our next stated meeting is this Thursday, June 1, 2017.  Our newly elected Worshipful Master, James Dahl presides from the East.  We break bread at 6pm, followed by our stated meeting starting promptly at 7pm.  WB Jerry Osborne provides masonic education and we present a worthy brother a $1000 scholarship.  Your Worshipful Master and officers hope you can attend.  The night promises good food, great fraternity and further light.

Special Election and Stated Meeting on May 18, 2017

Brethren due to the resignation of our current Worshipful Master, Dan Brown, we will hold a special election and installation for Worshipful Master, this Thursday (May 18, 2017) at 7pm.  The election and installation will be presided over by our DDGM RW Steve Humes who will be officially received.

We will enjoy fraternity and a simple meal starting promptly at 6pm.


Stated Communication- April 20, 2017

Our next stated meeting is tomorrow, April 20, 2017.   We will break bread at 6pm followed by our stated meeting starting promptly at 7pm.  We will host a guest speaker, R:.W:. Steven L. Harrison who will present “Masons on Oak Island.”  Overall, it will be a great time for fraternity and further light.  We hope you can attend.

Freemasonry Trip to Scotland and England


In anticipation of the 300th Tercentennial celebration occurring at the United Grand Lodge of England this fall, Brother Patrick Craddock has established a travel package that will coincide with the celebration in London.  Unfortunately, only sitting Grand Masters are able to attend the celebration in Royal Albert Hall, but Brother Craddock has made sure there is plenty of other things to occupy your time should you decide to travel with his group.

Please see the attached package, which takes in both Scotland and England for the details


Brother Craddock is a member of Hancock Lodge #311, but resides in Tennessee.  He is a well-traveled Brother and I doubt not, that he has put together a first class trip of a lifetime, with a heavy Masonic theme, but one everyone going can enjoy.  His contact information is contained within the attached document.  All questions relating to the trip should be sent directly to him.

This trip was not commissioned by the Grand Lodge of Kansas or Hancock Lodge #311, we are simply distributing this information for your benefit, should you decide to take advantage of this very unique Masonic Trip abroad.

Stated Communication – Thursday, April 6th

Don’t forget the Stated Communication this tonight, April 6th starting at 7 pm.  Job’s Daughters will provide a splendid meal, serving at 6 pm; RW Steve Humes our DDGM is conducting his spring visit to our lodge; and we will have several items to communicate as a result of the Grand Lodge Annual Communication.  See you there.

Masonic Funeral for Bro. Billy McAfee – Friday March 24

His column was broken and his brethren mourn.

Hancock Lodge mourns the loss of another legacy.

Brother Billy J. McAfee (88), LTC, Ret., Past Master of Hancock Lodge in 1992, passed away on March 14, 2017.  Brother Billy was also Past Potentate of Abdallah Shriners, Past President of Fort Leavenworth Chapter No. 154, National Sojourners, and Past Camp Commander, Old Frontier Camp, Heroes of ’76®.  He was a retired military veteran with service in several conflicts dating back to WW II.

A Masonic Funeral is scheduled for 6 PM, Friday, March 24, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, 422 Chestnut Street, Leavenworth.  A complete obituary can be seen on the Davis Funeral Home web site.  Brothers, please be at the church by 5:45 pm for line-up.  Visitation is 5-7 with the Masonic Service at 6 pm.  Memorial Service starts at 7 pm.  Read about his inurnment in the obituary.

Ill. Bro. Billy J. McAfee, 33º I.G.H. Heroes of ’76®

Brother Billy was a quiet but omnipresent brother at every Masonic event when health did not deter his attendance.  He was a mentor to many and part of a band of brothers of an earlier era that set the course for the close-knit family we have now.  He performed every leadership role for every organization he joined but in later years was happy to be a much-needed side-liner, coach, and mentor.  He and Maryann are avid supporters of Sojourners and he will be sorely missed by his fellow Heroes.  He exemplified the fervent wish of every Sojourner that, “Once a Hero – always a Hero.”  He loved Masonry and his brother Masons.