Prince Hall Masons 50 Year Pins Presentation
On Saturday, January 30, 2021, five members of Akron’s Prince Hall Masons were honored and presented a 50-year masonic pin for their uninterrupted dedication and faithful service for achieving at least 50 years in their respective lodges. Past Master Loren Roberts of Mt. Calvary #76, Past Master Virgil Brown, Bro, Mack M. Stephens, Bro Jimmie L. Rodgers, and Bro. Donald Suttles all of Phoenix Lodge #112.
The Honorable 64th Most Worshipful Grand Master Chester C. Christie 33° MWPHGL of Ohio F&AM was unable to attend due to COVID 19 Ohio protocols. On hand to present their pins were RW Deputy Grand Master Jerry Ellerson PM #76, RW Deputy Grand Lecturer Dwight I. Morton PM #76, and Worshipful Master John Buckley Jr Phoenix Lodge #112.
Other members that have 50 plus years in our Akron Masonic family are Past Master Robert Morrison, Past Master Thomas Jones, Past Master Ralph Peters, and Bro. Johnson Stephens, and Bro. Charles Wright all of Mt. Calvary Lodge #76, Past Master James R. Ray and Past Master Paul Miller both of Phoenix Lodge #112. Mt. Calvary #76 was 100 years in 2017 and Phoenix Lodge #112 will celebrate 75 years in 2021.
wm John Buckley, Jr.
Welcome to the official website of our lodge, Phoenix Lodge No. 112 Akron, Ohio.
Giving honor to God who is the head of my life. I would like to say “Thank You" to the brethren of Phoenix Lodge #112 for electing me as the 2020 Worshipful Master of Phoenix Lodge #112. This is indeed an honor which will be carried with pride and respect.
As Worshipful Master, one important goal is to improve our communication, bring the craft closer together by working in harmony,
strength, support, and honesty of this great institution. We must believe that we can achieve in order to complete all tasks set before us. With the strong past leadership of our great lodge, we must utilize them as advisors and role models, for the up and coming leadership of Phoenix Lodge #112.
There is much work to be done within the Akron community, but we first must start at home. We must continue building programs to support our lodge, which in time will make our foundation stronger. The relationships built over past years will carry us into the future.
John Buckley Jr.
Bro. John Buckley Jr.
Phoenix Lodge #112
“Phoenix Lodge #112 does not get better by chance, we get better by change.”