Greetings Brothers and Guests!   Welcome to Carmel, Maine. We are a very active Lodge with 138 members. Our date of Precedence as a Lodge was March 12, 1857.  Our Charter was granted by the Grand Lodge of Maine on April 7, 1857.  We are in our 159th year of community service. Our Stated Meeting is the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM.  We are dark July and August. Please check our Trestle-Board below for many upcoming Lodge events!

Our Lodge through history.  The picture above is our Lodge as it appears today. Below is what our Lodge looked like in the 1800's. You can see some of same structure existing today. Drawing below courtesy of Wor Bro John Luce.


Congratulations to Bother Rob Turner!  Wor Dave Hasey named
Rob as Benevolent Lodges choice for 2015 Mason of the Year!

Dues for 2017 are $39.00.  Our fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30th each year as described in our bylaws.

We do have a supply of 
Masonic Car and Truck Emblems for Blue Lodge and other Masonic Bodies.  Please contact Bro Mylon Frith for more details.

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Visit the 6th Masonic District Calendar
for area Masonic activities and meetings.  Click on District 6.


2016 Benevolent Lodge Officers
   WM - Brian Venenziano
   SW - Steve Craig
   JW - Robbie Turner
   Treas - John Luce
  Sec - Steve Hoekstra
   SD - Brian Kiritsy
   JD - Reg Clements
SS - Robert Jarvis
   JS - Ron Jarvis
      Chap - Ken Swett
   Marshal - Mylan Frith 
   Tyler - Pat Webber

Benevolent Lodge 87 Trestle Board (as of October 26th, 2016)*

  19 October (Wed.) - Annual Stated - Election 2017 Officers - 7:30 PM

26 October (Wed.) - Installation of 2017 Officers - 7:00 PM.  We will also be presenting Service Awards.  This is a Semi Public Meeting.

16 November (Wed.) - Stated - 7:30 PM

19 November (Sat.) - Annual District 6 Meeting - 4:00 PM Meeting.  Each Lodge in the District will present their Mason of the Year award.  There will be a 6:00 PM Supper (your meal has been prepaid).  This event will be held at the Bangor Masonic Center

21 December (Wed.) - Stated - 7:30 PM

18 January, 2017 (Wed.) - Stated - 7:30 PM

15 February, 2017 (Wed.) - Stated & Annual DDGM Visitation/Inspection - 7:30 PM Meeting.  A 6:30 PM Supper will precede the meeting.

*Note – all entries subject to change.
During your travels, please remember our widows and distressed Brothers.

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In Progress:      

Pictured below are the 2015 Installed Officers of Benevolent Lodge 87.  The Installing Officers were PGM Leighton, RW Fowle and Wor Carter. 
Installation took place on October 22, 2014.

To Be Added....

Pictured below is our newest Master Mason, Brother Kiritsy.  He was Raised on April 2, 2014 by the Anah Temple Past Masters Unit.  It was an excellent degree!

Pictured below is Wor Marvin Graves, Wor Clement Richardson and Wor David Richardson.  Picture from the Table Lodge held on February 16, 2013 in honor Marvin and Clement.  It was a great evening!

Web page maintained by Wor Steve Hoekstra. 
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