First Masonic District of PA
Ashara-Casiphia Lodge No. 551
Donegal Masonic Center
710 Anderson Ferry Rd.
Mt. Joy, Pa. 17552

Stated Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm


A stated meeting of Ashara-Casiphia Lodge No. 551, Free and Accepted Masons will be held at the Donegal Masonic Center, 710 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania on TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 27, 2018 At 7:00 o’clock P.M.
Rehearsal will be held at the Donegal Masonic Center, 710 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania on SUNDAY EVENING, November 11, 2018 at 6:30 o’clock p.m.
STATED MEETING, NOVEMBER 27 DINNER - 6:00 p.m. COST: $13.00 RSVP WM by November 20 if you plan to attend. “Will you consider paying for a Veteran/s’ dinner?”


‘DID YOU KNOW THAT?’ Donegal Masonic Hall Association Part 9 of 9 – Bro. Jay V. Smith, PM, Secretary


The Traveling Man presented by Bro. Joseph B. Wible


Nevin G. Heistand                      Entered December 17, 1987          Died September 24, 2019

Kenneth A. Gainer                      Entered  October 20, 1950            Died  October 17, 2018

WM Message

Greetings Brethren:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 is the one hundredth year anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. The war to end all wars. Unfortunately, as we know now, this was not the case. Please join the Lodge Officers and I in recognizing the brothers of the Lodge who have served in the armed forces of our country. There will be a meal served prior to the stated meeting and Veterans’ program. Please consider honoring a veteran by purchasing his meal. Hope to see you there. Fraternally, Richard A. Gibble, WM

To the Members of the Grand Lodge: You are hereby requested to attend the December Quarterly Communication of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania to be held at 10:00 o’clock, a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square located at 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603. By Order of the R.W. Grand Master.

The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Masonic Charities Holiday Appeal:

The approaching holiday season hold special meanings for us as Freemasons. Our philanthropy is what makes possible the outstanding services of the Masonic Charities that provide for our brethren and their families, the elderly and the you, and our ability to reach out into the community to help our friends and neighbors. We show our charity as Freemasons through the vital programs and services of all the Masonic Charities. As you reflect on the blessings in your life, consider the opportunity you have to benefit many, be part of a community and demonstrate the main principles of the fraternity: brotherly love, charity and truth. If you are 70 ½ or older, consider making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)this year to your favorite Masonic Charity – tax free! For the charitable distribution to be tax-free qualified, please have the check payable directly to the charity and not you the owner. If you have not already supported the Masonic Charities this holiday season, please consider a charitable gift before the New Year. Please consider the needs addressed by the Masonic Charities and support the necessary programs and services that we make possible together. There is still time to make a difference! Thank you for your support! Please make a contribution by logging onto and clicking “Donate Now” or mail your contribution to: Masonic Charities, Office of Gift Planning, One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022


The 1st Masonic School of Instruction – Monday, November 19, 2018 at Manheim Lodge No. 587, 30 S. Linden St., Manheim at 7:00 p.m. Open Installation of Officers by Ephrata Lodge No. 665 (Officers are expected to attend and All brothers are invited to attend.) Quarterly meeting – Several of our Brothers will be receiving awards, come out and support our Brothers at this meeting.

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2019 DUES

2019 Dues are $100.00 and payable to Ashara-Casiphia Lodge #551 no later than December 31, 2018 and mail to Jay V. Smith, PM, Secretary at 4 E Brandt Blvd, Landisville PA 17538.


Donations for the local Food Bank are needed. PLEASE DONATE! Box is located in the social room. Thank you.