Feb 18, 2014

2014 Masonic Restoration Foundation Symposium

2014 Masonic Restoration Foundation Symposium

2014 Masonic Restoration Foundation


AUGUST 15 – 17

Cincinnati OHIO

The Masonic Restoration Foundation (MRF) www.traditionalobservance.com is the recognizing body for Traditional Observant Lodges in America.

Members of the Book Club will be returning for the 2014 Symposium and recommend those of you available for the trip to attend.

Registration is $100pp
Accommodations are $92 per room per night (up to two queens per room)

We are looking into carpooling to Cincinnati, please email the us if you are considering attending this annual symposium.


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Feb 15, 2014

Tuesday April 1st 6:30 PM – Observing the Craft

Tuesday April 1st 6:30 PM – Observing the Craft

“Observing the Craft”

By Andrew Hammer


99 South Maple Avenue, Ridgewood
Dinner 6:30 – $10pp – RSVP For Dinner Required
Discussion 7:15 PM

Casual Attire
Master Masons Only

RSVP to 2MDBookClub@gmail.com

or Register Here

observing the craft

Observing The Craft

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Additional Suggested Readings

Whither Are We Travelling?

by Dwight L. Smith, PGM

Why This Confusion In The Temple?

by Dwight L. Smith, PGM

Laudable Pursuit

by The Knights of the North

“Traditional Observance” Podcast
by Masonic Central

Observing the Craft is a manifesto of sorts for the observant Mason, who seeks quality over quantity in every aspect of Masonry.

It is a stringent argument for the Symbolic (Blue) Lodge as the ne plus ultra of the Craft, asking that Masons put actions behind their statements that ‘nothing is higher than the third degree.’

It is a book that calls for nothing but the utmost personal effort and commitment to be put into the operation of a Masonic Lodge, and the experience of a Masonic meeting, in search of the transformational experience which Masons define as ‘making good men better’.
WB Andrew Hammer

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Nov 20, 2013

Laying of the Cornerstone Commemoration

Laying of the Cornerstone Commemoration

Saturday November 23rd 9:45 AM to 1:00 PM
100th Anniversary & Cornerstone Rededication at the Nutley Public Library
Meet at Nutley Lodge No 25, 175 Chestnut St. Nutley, NJ 07110

Marching from Lodge to Library at 11AM

Short Ceremony conducted by the Grand Master
and the Mayor of Nutley should conclude by 12pm.

Dress: Dark Suit & Tie, Apron
(Dark Umbrella in case of inclement weather)

See Article About the Event Here


This Saturday, November 23rd, the Grand Master of Masons of the State of New Jersey, Most Worshipful David A. Dorworth and members of the Grand Staff will be visiting Nutley Lodge!

On that morning Nutley Lodge will be helping their town in rededicating the 100 year old cornerstone of the Nutley Public Library.

This is an important day for Freemasonry as we will be interacting with the community at one of their most noteworthy occasions of the year.

Please come out for this short event.
The Lodge will be opened at 9:45 a.m.,
but you can arrive up to 11:00.  

At that time we will march the one block to the library for the short ceremony.
We will be done before noon.

Dress is dark suit.  If the weather is inclement, please bring a dark umbrella also.

All Masons are welcome and are asked to attend, especially our newer Brothers.  Please also tell all of your Brother Masons throughout the District and State.

Thank you for taking the time to represent Freemasonry.
Your family may also be interested in coming and viewing this historic occasion.


Sincerely and Fraternally,

Girard Lukowiak
Worshipful Master
Nutley Lodge No 25
175 Chestnut St.
Nutley, NJ 07110



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Nov 19, 2013

Saturday February 1st – Winter Officers Seminar Trenton Temple

Saturday February 1st – Winter Officers Seminar Trenton Temple


Saturday February 1st
8 AM – 12:30 PM

Trenton Masonic Temple
100 Barrack Street, Trenton

2014 Officer’s are encouraged to attend

Registration :  8:00 AM – 8:45 AM 
     - Communications
     - Involvement
     - Past Grand Masters Forum 
Cost:          $20 – Payable at Door
                             Lunch will NOT be provided

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Nov 15, 2013

November 19th “The Master’s Book” by Carl Claudy

November 19th “The Master’s Book” by Carl Claudy


Tuesday November 19th Fidelity Lodge No 113, 99 South Maple Avenue, Ridgewood
Dinner at 6:30PM, $10pp
Please RSVP to 2mdBookClub@gmail.com so we can prepare accordingly

The Master’s Book – Carl Claudy PDF

Discussion starts at 7:15PM
Dress:  Casual Attire
Master Masons Only

Download Amazon Kindle eBook – .mobi
Tablet eBook – .epub



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Sep 5, 2013

September Discussion Tuesday 9/10 6:30 PM Fidelity Lodge $10pp

September Discussion Tuesday 9/10 6:30 PM Fidelity Lodge $10pp

2nd Masonic District Book Club & Discussion Forum
Born in Blood must be one of the most well researched book on Freemasonry that I have ever read. The author, John J. Robinson was NOT a Freemason when he began his research and writing quest, and was given completely open access to the Freemason library to complete his research on the single condition that he write a “fair and accurate” depiction of the Freemasons.

I believe he accomplished just that. Although John Robinson does tend to ramble at times and often makes the same points repeatedly, the book is a quality product and deserves to be seen as such. His theories on the origins of Freemasonry and the history of the fraternity are not only well researched and documented, but very likely true.

This book is an excellent resource and I highly recommend it to anyone that would like to learn about the history of the Freemasons. I believe it speaks volumes that John J. Robinson’s last request was to be made a Mason and given a proper Masonic Funeral service
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This forum is a casual discussion among brethren seeking further Light in Masonry through reading and discussing masonic concepts, topics, thoughts and ideas and is open to all Master Masons.  It is not a group to debate ideas rather to provide a forum to encourage different perspectives. The groups name merely reflects its geographical location and does not imply that it is sanctioned or endorsed by any Masonic body or authority.  The Second Masonic District Book Club is not a recruiting tool for any allied, appendant, associated, or auxiliary entity.  The views expressed by the authors or members are not necessarily those shared by the group’s organizers
If industry and zeal attend your labors, you may gather beneath the veil of our mysteries additional treasures of science and knowledge” (Fellowcraft Degree)

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