Handshakes? (a story from John E. Rhodes, Jr.)

Thanks to Ill. Bro. John Rhodes for this story and reflection on a long-standing tradition that may be changing… There it was, I did not anticipate it and as a matter of fact have been avoiding it, I walked up to my poolside friend friend, Pete, to talk about...

Summer Speaker Series Schedule

We have the dates for all four of the summer speakers – check back July 1 for registration and additional details for the entire series. Don’t forget to register for the Mark Tabbert presentation on June 24. Mark Tabbert Registration – June 24...

My Masonic Story – Stanley T. Benner

Ill. Stanley T. Benner, 33 °, shares about three men who touched his life in Freemasonry. There are three PM’s who have really touched my heart in my 49 plus years in Masonry. Two were PM’s of Lincoln Lodge #693 in Middletown – Chester R. Berry and Cary I....

ANNOUNCING Summer Speaker Series

We are pleased to announce an exciting new Masonic speaker series hosted by the Valley of Dayton on Zoom. Our first speaker will be Masonic author and scholar Ill. Bro. Mark A. Tabbert, 33°, who will be our online guest June 24. The series will be a webinar where you...

Freemasonry in Troubled Times – Rodger Daye

Brothers: Though I am new to Masonry, Masonry is not new to me. I became a Master Mason at 67 years of age and my only regrets were that I didn’t do it when I was 21 and that I was not able to have my father sign my petition. My father was very prominent in his lodge...

Freemasonry in Troubled Times – Adam C. Newsome

I didn’t know what to expect when I joined the Valley of Dayton at the Fall Reunion of 2019. I was happy to find a welcoming community that values Ritual, Masonic Education, and lives up to its Core Values. I was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in 2014,...