Western Star Lodge #21
Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio

8387 Tod Ave
Boardman, Ohio 44512
(330) 729-0458
James B. Parker IV, P.M.
Secretary
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David Helscel
Worshipful Master
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David Helscel
Worshipful Master
Western Star Lodge has been serving the Youngstown area for over 200 years. first meeting in Canfield in 1813. Our founding members were leaders of the area and had names you would recognize like "Fitch, Boardman, and Wadsworth".
--We are proud of our Lodge and invite you to spend a few minutes with us now and see what we have to offer you. These pages are updated regularly to keep you informed of our upcoming events, so visit us often. Our Lodge encourages interest from any worthy candidate. When you are ready, you may download a Petition or contact the webmaster for more information. For a current list of our lodge activities, please view our Ca
lendar.

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Stated Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday, September through June at the Lane Anstrom Community Center Located at 8387 Tod Ave, Boardman, Ohio 44512. Meetings open at 7:00pm.
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Grand View member registration Grand View gives you access to your account, allows you to communicate with the lodge, Pay your Dues electronically with a credit card (NOTE: You will need to sign up for paypal and there is a $2.55 fee charged by paypal) and check the status of your dues, change your address, phone number and your preference on how the lodge communicates with you
    Here are the 6 steps to get yourself set up in Grandview:
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  • Grand View Sign In_ Detailed instructions on how to sign up for Grandview these instructions also tell you where to pay your dues online
  • select member registration in the upper right corner
  • fill in the information on the registration page: when entering your member number do NOT enter the "M" or any leading "0" zeros - if it is M01234 you would only enter "1234". Be sure to enter your last name as it appears on your dues card
  • click on the membership status button
  • a second page will be displayed. Enter your e-mail address and a minimum 8 character password (remember your password, as only you know it)
  • click on the 'Sign up' button
  • You are now registered and can update your personal information - if you have any difficulties please contact our WEBMASTER

DEGREE WORK:

Masonic ritual is designed around the symbolic story of the building of a great, spiritual temple, as represented by the Temple of Solomon. The three Masonic degrees are designed to represent three stages of life: youth, manhood, and age. These three steps are based on the Journeyman System of Education used by the medieval Lodges of stonemasons, which was divided into three levels: Apprentice, Journeyman and Master Craftsman.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
  Masonry - What it is:
 
  • It is a voluntary association of men.
  • It is a system of moral conduct.
  • It is a way of life.
  • It is a fraternal society.
  • It is religious in its character.
  • It seeks to make good men better.
  • It uses rites and ceremonies to instruct its members.
  • It is based on a firm belief in the Fatherhood of God, the Brotherhood of Man, and the Immortality of the Soul.
  Masonry - What it is not:
 
  • It does not solicit members. It does not matter how good a man you are, you will never be asked to become a Mason - you must take the initiative and ask to join.
  • It is not an insurance or benefit society.
  • It is neither a religion nor a creed, nor a religious order.
  • It is not a charity organization but makes charity a duty.
  • It is not organized for profit.
  • It is not a secret society as it does not conceal its existence or purposes.
  Our Ceremonies:
 
  • While not generally discussed in public, our ceremonies are used to convey our tenets to our members. Candidates for initiation, participating in these ceremonies learn solemn and serious truths about what we stand for. Candidates can be assured that at no time during the initiation process will a candidate be hurt, frightened or embarrassed
  What does it take for me to join?
 
  • Any man who is 19 years of age or older and of good moral character, who comes well-recommended, and who believes in a Supreme Being may petition to become a Freemason
  • Download Petition
  How do I learn more?
 
  • Talk to a friend who is a Mason, contact one of our officers, or e-mail our Webmaster. Each will be happy to talk about who we are and what we do
  Who Are Ohio Freemasons?
 
  • Freemasonry is the leading fraternal organization in the world. Its origins are lost in the unrecorded history of medieval times, but it formally organized in London, England, in 1717. Current worldwide membership totals over 3 million members, 1.1 million of whom are in North America. With 75,000 Masons and 450 local Lodges, Ohio has one of the largest Masonic memberships of any state in the country.

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    JASON FRENCH. Retirement Community Administrator. T-ball Coach. Indians Fan. Freemason.

    As a fraternal organization, Freemasonry unites men of good character who, though of different religious, ethnic or social backgrounds, share a belief in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of mankind.




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