Thursday, September 24, 2009

Affiliation: Part II

A number of people have inquired as to why Euclid Lodge made the decision to leave the Grand Orient of the United States. Both the Grand Orient and our membership know why we did. If you have an interest in our rational beyond that of a curious observer, please email me at and we can discuss it. Otherwise, I thank you for your interest, but we are not inclined to get into a public discussion of the issues leading up to this decision at this time.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Tony Melton
Master, Euclid Lodge

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


To All Free-Masons, wheresoever Dispersed Over the Face of the Earth:
Fraternal Greeting.
Let It be known that Euclid Lodge hereby severs all ties with the Grand Orient of the United States.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Anthony S. Melton
Master, Euclid Lodge

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Take a moment to remember the brave men and women that came before and stood strong on the wall.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009


My Brethren,
This is not a message that I want to write, I would prefer to build a statue to this Brother. I feel like my guts are on the floor. A dear Brother and dedicated friend has passed on to his reward.

Worshipful Brother Charles Kramsvogel. There is nothing that I could possibly write that would express the quality of Mason that he is. He held pretty much every degree that a man can get. None of that is important. What is important is that he was a true Mason in every regard. He will be sorely missed.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Looking Back and Looking Forward


Let me start by offering my thanks to Brother Brandt for his service as Venerable Master. Being Master of any lodge is large undertaking, but being the first Master of a brand new lodge is a huge responsibility. Brother, you did a great job. Euclid Lodge will forever remember you as its first and best leader. Well done Brother! You have set the bar high; I only hope I can live up to the standards that you set.

I want to thank the brothers of Euclid Lodge #3 for giving me the opportunity to serve the lodge as Venerable Master. I look forward to a great year. To my officers, I look forward to working with each of you. Out of respect for your privacy, I will not post a list of officers here, but if you wish to post a comment with your new position, you are welcome to.

This year promises to be another great year for Euclid. We have petitions to vote on, candidates to investigate, Entered Apprentices to Pass, and much Light to acquire. I look forward to learning, growing, and laughing along side the brethren of Euclid and of the Grand Orient of the United States of America.

May we do it all to the glory of Universal Freemasonry.

Sincerely and Fraternally,
Anthony S. Melton
Venerable Master
Euclid Lodge #3
Grand Orient of the United States of America

Last Post from me as Master

I have had an interesting time in the East. I am quite happy though to be stepping down. I will turn over the ownership of this blog to the new Venerable Master of Euclid Lodge #3


Saturday, January 3, 2009


Happy New Year

2008 has proven to be a tough year in Michigan and it appears that 2009 will be tough as well. So be it. I am certain that our Nation will pull through our current troubles. I am interested to see what our President-elect will do and the effects that it will have on our society. I wish him the best of luck.

Luckily in Michigan we were able to pass Prop 1 and Prop 2 which are good things in principle. I wonder how they will be enacted.

Euclid has done well. We have grown and it appears that we will continue to do so. The Grand Orient of the United States is doing fine and it is growing stronger.

Over 2008, I was married - for those that care married life has been good to me - and a close Brother and friend of mine was married not long after I was and his life is doing quite well also. We all experience ups and downs, particularly in this economy, but all is well. I take great joy in my Brothers and Friends, in their triumphs and blessings. Their families have grown and lives have improved.

Another year down Brothers. Many more to go.

I wish you all a happy and enriching New Year