Our Lodge is named after President Roosevelt who was born on October 27, 1858 & died January 6, 1919. He was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century.
He was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in 1901, EA, FC, MM, in Matinecock Lodge No. 806, Oyster Bay, NY in 1901. Somewhat active, and very supportive of Freemasonry.
Theodore Roosevelt, said in 1902, “One of the things that attracted me so greatly to Masonry . . . was that it really did live up to what we, as a government, are pledged to — of treating each man on his merits as a Man”.
From Roosevelt’s obituary in the New York Times, January 1919: Colonel Roosevelt was a member of the local lodge of Masons, and never failed to keep up his interest in it. He had made a habit for many years of visiting Masonic lodges wherever he went, as a member of the Oyster Bay lodge, and, returning, to tell his brother Masons here of his visits.
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Theodore Roosevelt Lodge # 219 F. & A. M.
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Ninety Years ago a small body of Master Masons coming from various lodges, many from Americus Lodge in Woodbridge and Raritan Lodge in Perth Amboy, became weary of traveling to and from Lodge by slow and inconvenient methods of travel, and decided to do something about it. Having the evergreen sprig of faith in their hearts, they thought it only proper and fitting that a Lodge of Masons should be organized in Carteret New Jersey. It was the consensus of opinion that a properly formed body of Master Masons, working under a charter from the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the State of New Jersey, could accomplish much for Free Masonry in the Borough and that a closer contact and fellowship could prevail. Once the news had spread it was not long before thirty-three Sojourning Masons of the Borough got busy making plans for the formation of a new lodge.
Welcome back from Summer Vacation. I hope all is well and that you were able to spend some time with your loved ones and enjoy the rewards from your labors during the year. September picks up right where we left off. We have a FC degree were we will assist Jerusalem Lodge in Passing a Brother to the Degree of FC.
Also, Officers be ready to go into your “Move up chairs.” The FC degree will be in your assumed 2017 Chairs for degree only.
The MM Degree in October will have Officers in their 2016 chairs.
Also in September, we will be having our annual beefsteak dinner. $40/person. This is a very popular event. Please see the JW, Ron Pusillo, or myself for advance tickets. Reserve your tickets soon.
Gabriel Aguirre, WM
Symbols of Freemasonry.
King Solomon’s Throne:
The Master’s Chair:
“East of Eden” is where Cain was married, built a town and founded a dynasty of creators (Genesis 4, 16). In The East, where the sun rises, the first murderer became the first builder.
This disturbing fact merits some consideration. The questions it raises lie at the very foundations of history. Light disturbs the order dreamt of the darkness of oblivion. Read More.