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 have a very busy month and we will need help. We have 3 Major Events in our lodge. The first is Square & Compass Day on the 9th, where we will also be finishing up the last of the interviews for the video project. Please see Bro. Jonathan Dershowitz for details.
The MM Degree will be on the 24th. Officers will be in their 2016 chairs. We will need backups and speaking parts. It will be a wonderful event, as it is the last MM degree of the year.
On October 29th, we are having the 7th annual Halloween Party. $30/person. Setup will occur the week of. Please contact myself or Brother Joe Centra for details.
Also, on Tuesday October 4th, I have been asked to be a guest speaker at Jerusalem Lodge at its regular communication. The Topic of discussion: The Entered Apprentice Charge and how it applies to your Masonic Journey. I would like to have a good showing so please let me know if you can join me.
Gabriel Aguirre, WM
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Master Mason Degree
A Masonic third degree is not an online college degree and because it is not an accredited degree; you cannot obtain your Masters degree online nor via online classes.
The Master Mason degree is only offered by Masonic lodges. However, that is not to say you cannot obtain an online education about Freemasonry and benefit from your continuing education and online studies because there is a wealth of reputable Masonic information on the internet.
Masonic Third Degree Similarities to College Courses and Online Degrees