Schofield Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons 100th Anniversary

19 03 2014

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Council Chair Ernie Martin was pleased to present members of the Schofield Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons with an Honorary Certificate at the Full Council meeting held on March 12th in recognition of its 100th Anniversary. The Schofield Lodge received its Charter on October 15, 1914. Initial efforts for the establishment of the Schofield Lodge began in 1913, a time when the Masonic Fraternity was well established in Hawaii but the three lodges on Oahu were located in Honolulu, an inconvenient distance from the rapidly growing Army post at Schofield Barracks.

On February 14, 1913, a group of men recognized each other as Masons in good standing and assembled for the purpose of establishing a Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons. This meeting resulted in a petition to the Grand Lodge of California and a dispensation was granted on December 8, 1913. Schofield Lodge held its first meeting ten days later.

The first home for the Schofield Lodge was at the Leilehua Department Store on Post. The Schofield Lodge moved to a few different locations before the efforts of the Building and Finance Committee resulted in the beautiful temple that was built on Wilikina Drive just outside Schofield. The cornerstone was laid on June 29, 1968 and the first meeting was held on December 10, 1968. The Schofield Lodge has continued to meet there ever since.

Currently the Schofield Lodge has 148 members. Its mission is to make good men better. The vision of Schofield Lodge is to return Freemasonry to a position of positive public recognition and popularity with the community. This will be accomplished through an expansion of the organizations that meet at Schofield Lodge and making the general public aware of its services. Worshipful Master Dado Lajola oversees the Schofield Lodge and its membership.

Congratulations to the Schofield Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for 100 years in the Wahiawa community and best wishes for all future endeavors.


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