December events scheduled

Check out our calendar page for the most current set of festive year-end events!

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September Calendar

Sept. 8, 2015, Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Lodge of Instruction at Millersville Masonic Lodge #126, 4990 Kessler Blvd. East, Indianapolis, In.
Sept. 12, 2015, Saturday, 9:00 am
EA Degree for Wilbur Russell Taylor at Oakland Lodge #140, 11730 Verdin Street, Oaklandon, In.
Sept. 12, 2015, Saturday, 11:00 am till 4:00 pm
Masonic Home Festival, 690 State Street, Franklin, In.
Sept. 12, 2015, Saturday, 3:00 pm
Masonic Funeral Service for Brother Joe Walls, Past Master of Cumberland Lodge #726, at New Palestine United Methodist Church, 3565 S. 500 West, New Palestine, In.
Sept. 12, 2015, Saturday, 7:00 pm
Oakland Eastern Star #159 stated meeting.
Sept. 19, 2015, Saturday, 9:00 am
NECA meeting at Keystone Lodge #251, 7201 Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis, In.
Sept. 19, 2015, Saturday, 4:00 pm till 7:00 pm
Oakland Lodge #140 annual Spaghetti Dinner at 11730 Verdin Street, Oaklandon, In.
Sept. 26, 2015, Saturday, 10:00 am
Oakland Lodge #140 10th annual John J. Browne Memorial Golf Outing at Winding Ridge Golf Club, 5450 Bogey Drive, Indianapolis, In. Cost is a donation of $60.00 per person. For more details contact Jim Stone(317-919-8977).
Oct. 3, 2015, Saturday, 4:00 till 7:00
Oakland Eastern Star #159 annual Bean Supper at 11730 Verdin Street, Oaklandon, In.

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Golf Outing Details!

Download our golf outing broadside and make plans to attend (or sponsor!).



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EA degrees are scheduled


We are busy planning for 7 candidates in the next few weeks, spread across two degree days – May 13th at 7pm (3 candidates), and the other is still TBD.  If you would like to help, with our degree, please use the Talkback link above in the header.  The candidates originally scheduled for the 29th will be initiated on the 13th.


Oh, and more petitions are still coming in. We’re looking forward to a great year!

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Bloom, Baby!

With spring finally here, it seems our lodge is well prepared for some growth of its own. Earlier this evening, we voted on four petitions to join our lodge, and we read three more petitions and assigned another investigation committee. We’re hopeful that with this increased interest, we’ll start to see a turnaround in attendance and participation. We’ll be looking for some volunteers to help with all of this degree work…..

The April Open House (usually the first Saturday of the month) will not be held since there is a conflict with Easter weekend and the Final Four hoopla.  Our next open house will be the first Saturday in May.


  • Mystic Circle is having a Fellowcraft degree Saturday 4/4 at 9am.
  • Oakland is giving an appreciation dinner to our Eastern Star sisters Saturday 4/11 at 5pm. If you can help with serving or cleaning up, please feel free to pitch in with us.
  • NECA is having an organizational meeting at Mystic Circle Saturday 4/18 at 9am.

New Feature

You can use the Talkback page to leave thoughts, comments, suggestions – or just to say Hi. Furthermore, the March newsletter has been condensed a little and published on the News! page. The April edition should be mailed out and posted in a couple of weeks or so.

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Tidings From the East

Our new Worshipful Master for 2015, Kenneth Sullivan, has published his initial newsletter on our Tidings From the East page. We also have a news letter coming your way soon!

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From the Sundial


This is just a short introductory post. My name is Timothy, and I’m the newly minted Junior Warden for Oakland Lodge. Since I stand in the south to observe the time, I always conjure an image of myself hugging the sundial with ravenous brothers stopping by to see when dinner will be served. If you’ve served as JW, you no doubt can sympathize. So that is where I’m taking the name ‘the Sundial’.

In addition to my official duties, I’m on a couple of committees and I update this web site. I work for the State of Indiana to pay the mortgage, and I try to write fiction as a hobby. I say as a hobby, because I’ve never sold any….

There will be changes coming to our site, so I hope you come back often. I’m going to blog some of our activities, and talk about things from my point of view.  We’ve been remiss in posting calendar information and getting newsletters out – and we have plans to change that too.

We have but a few active brothers. If you have not been to the lodge in many months or years, please stop by almost any Wednesday evening. If you’re a new visitor, click on the map to the right to get your bearings. Stated meetings are the first Wednesday each month (except July and August).

God bless.


PS: Please use the feedback form below with your comments, suggestions or other observations.  Thanks!

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