Lodge Announcements

Cancellation of Meetings and Events extended

posted Mar 27, 2020, 7:30 PM by Web Master

The cancellation of Lodge Meetings and Events has been extended by Grand Master Ronald J. Eggers through April 30, 2020.  Attached is the letter sent to all lodges.  This edict applies to all appendant and concordant Masonic bodies in Oregon as well.  

Grand Master suspension of Lodge activities

posted Mar 14, 2020, 11:12 AM by Web Master

Greetings Brothers,  Attached is the Most Worshipful Grand Master's announcement of the suspension of all Masonic meetings and activities until March 31st.  In addition to this Grand Lodge announcement, I am also making the decision to postpone the Blue Lodge School of Instruction that District #17 tentatively planned to hold on April 11th.  This is something that can easily be rescheduled after the virus is undercontrol.  At this point, I still plan to participate in my Spring Official Visits and Lodge Record Checks unless the Grand Master continues to suspend Masonic activities into April or the virus continues to spread.  For information on COVID-19 in Oregon, I've included a link to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) below.  I respectfully ask that all Lodges in District #17 please distribute this information to your members by your usual methods of communication.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.    


 Fraternally,  RWB John Lohrfink, District Deputy for District #17            

IMPORTANT Lodge Update for March

posted Mar 12, 2020, 10:27 AM by Web Master

Message from WM John Lohrfink:

Due to the anticipated spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by both the CDC and Oregon Health Authority (OHA), I am cancelling all March Masonic Events at Medford Lodge #103 to include all degrees, the family dinner, and the Saturday breakfast. Monday coffee is left to your own discretion.  

 The risk of the virus still remains low, however most community leaders are practicing “social distancing” to include 1) not shaking hands with others, 2) cancelling large public meetings, and 3) being mindful to not be around those who have recently traveled out of the country or by air.  

 I am aware this may disappoint some, but my intent is for the greater good and to protect the safety, health, and welfare of our Brothers.  My intent is also to protect the long-term continuity of our Lodge operations. The risk of infection and potential death by COVID-19 is increased for those who are in the elderly population, those with underlying respiratory conditions, and those who have immunodeficiencies.  Many of our Brothers are seniors, so hopefully this temporary action will allow time for the virus to settle down.  Feel free to look at the OHA link below and E-mail me with any questions. 

 Respectfully,  WM John



2020 Updated Information

posted Dec 28, 2019, 5:10 PM by Web Master

This web site has been updated with information for the 2020 year.  

Lodge Installation Dates

posted Nov 27, 2019, 1:43 PM by Web Master   [ updated Nov 27, 2019, 2:12 PM ]

Dec. 7 10:30 a.m.  Grants Pass Lodge #84      
Dec. 7 2:00 p.m.  Ashland Lodge #23      
Dec. 7 5:00 p.m.  Warren Lodge #10  (Jacksonville)      
Dec. 12 1:00 p.m.  Rogue River #226 (at Grants Pass Lodge)      
Dec. 14 4:30 p.m.  Medford Lodge #103      
Dec. 17 7:30 p.m.  Cascade Lodge #208 (Butte Falls)      
Dec. 27 6:00 p.m.  Belt Lodge #18 (Kerby)    

Dates and times are subject to change, it is best to call and check.  These are valid as of Nov. 27, 2019 

Grand Master visits

posted Nov 25, 2019, 6:40 PM by Web Master

The Grand Master of Oregon will be at the Medford Lodge on Thursday, December 5, 2019 for a reception dinner and stated meeting.  Contact WB Howard Leachman for reservations at 541-772-2541.  Prepayment is required for this event.  

The Grand Master will also be at the Medford Valley Scottish Rite on January 20, 2020.  

Installation of Lodge Officers for Masonic Year 2020

posted Nov 25, 2019, 6:36 PM by Web Master

Medford Lodge's installation ceremony, which is open to Masons, family and friends, will be on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 4:30pm with a dinner to follow.  

Instillation of Officers for 2019

posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:34 PM by Web Master   [ updated Nov 25, 2019, 6:34 PM ]

On Sunday December 2 at 2:00 pm Medford Lodge will hold the annual Instillation of Officers.  The ceremony is open to all family, friends, and quests.  Please join us as we welcome and encourage our newly elected and appointed officers for 2019.

District 17 Masonic Picnic

posted Sep 3, 2018, 7:52 PM by Web Master

The District 17 Masonic picnic with be held on Saturday September 22 from 11:00 to 3:00 at Clover Park in Phoenix, Oregon.  Join us for fun, fellowship, good food, and a game of horseshoes.

New Master Mason

posted Aug 8, 2018, 2:30 PM by Web Master

Welcome to our recently raised Master Mason, Brother Donald Brightwell.  Congratulations Brother Don!

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