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, , December 18, 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 EVENINGS, December 9 and 16, 2018 at 6:30 o’clock p.m.




Timothy Melhorn
Entered March 27, 2008
Died November 8, 2018

WM Message

Greetings Brethren:
Please join the Officers and I in this momentous occasion in installing the new Worshipful Master and Officers for the ensuing year next. Please bring your family and friends to this celebration. The December stated meeting will be my last as your Worshipful Master. I would like to thank all the brethren who have supported me during my time in the Chair. Especially the thirty-three, who helped the lodge in winning the School of Instruction award. As the new Masonic year begins, please support the new Worshipful Master, Tyler Barto in his initiatives 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.

***Brethren attending should plan to be at the event no later than 8:30 a.m.Several of your Lodge officers will be receiving awards. A luncheon will follow the meeting. Please plan to attend.

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 – held at Manheim Lodge No. 587, 30 S. Linden St., Manheim at 7:00 p.m. (Officers are expected to attend and All brothers are invited to attend.) There will be no meeting in December. The next School will resume in January 2019.

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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.