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.
We are about to close the first half of the year. We made many strides forward these last six months. Many Brothers have found their way back to us and have taken roles in our activities. The new faces are adding support to our efforts as well. We are gaining momentum and having a strong year. We only have one communication in June, which will be an EA degree. We will go into summer break after that. We are hoping to have a few BBQ’s and outings this summer. Details will follow.
September will bring us back to business and we are planning on having a FC degree at the second communication. Please reach out and let me know what parts you can perform for the degree.
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
The Masons Are Coming
Masones Sin Fronteras
Grand Lodge of Guatemala
A conversation between Father & Son
F: Son, come look, the Masons are coming.
S: Who are they?
F: They are the ones who travel from East to West, and from North to South with their feet firmly placed in the universe.
S: Why does the ground shake every time they step?