My Brother,

“Make Good Men Better” is a phrase often used and heard around Masonry.

We recently lost a man in RW Michael L Tucker that exemplified this every day in both his Masonic and personal life. Just being around Michael made everyone strive to be better. Whether it was in their ritual, helping a Brother Mason, helping around Lodge, or just bettering themselves as a man, husband or father.

Just because a person like Michael is gone, do not allow influences such as his to disappear. Grow from what you have learned and use it to exemplify your growth as a person and a Mason.

As we go “dark” for the summer, let’s take the time to grow. Grow with your family, enjoy and build upon the time you spend together. Grow as a Mason by working on a piece of ritual or bonding with your Brothers. Grow as a man by reflecting on your life and make sure you are the man you want to be.

Remember that just because the Lodge does not meet during the summer, does not mean we are not here for each other, and it does not mean we stop being a Mason. It is not just a thing we do, it is what we are. Enjoy your summer and hope to see you at some of our events we have from now until September.

Fraternally Yours,

WM Kevin Rutzler


Monday evenings, summer included - unless in case of holiday, continue as practice nights for officers and candidates. All Brethren are welcome.

June 19th - Annual Hawaiian Night Dinner and Fellowship - 6:00 pm/Short Business Meeting 7:30 pm - RETURN TO FESTIVITIES IMMEDIATELY AFTER


THURSDAY June 20th - 20th Masonic District Association Meeting - Lefty's Tavern, Barnegat, NJ - 6:30 pm

FRIDAY June 21st 20th District Assoc. COMEDY NIGHT - Sea Oaks Country Club 8:30 pm


Please check your dues card as we still have many Brothers who have not paid for this year. 2018 Dues are due now! 2019 Dues by December 31st


Contact the Secretary for details

Degrees, Examinations & Petitions

Awaiting Entered Apprentice Degree

Awaiting Fellow Craft Degree

Allen E. Barlett

Brandon Scott Kopenhafer

Steven P. Pribula

John Zack, Jr.

Awaiting Master Mason Degree

William Jon Biedeback

Jeffery C. McElwee

Awaiting Entered Apprentice Exam

Allen E. Barlett

Christopher Shapley

David Alan Coe, Jr.

Awaiting Fellow Craft Exam

Awaiting Master Mason Exam

Edwin C. Brooks

Morris Ligoski

Steven Vitable

Kenneth Gross



Ballot for Membership

Sunrise Officers 2019

Kevin M. Rutzler | Worshipful Master

Bro. Earl Campos | Senior Warden

Bro. Robert Rohan | Junior Warden

R.W. Denis W. Johnson, Sr. JGD | Treasurer

W.B. Theodore Karagias PM | Secretary

Bro. Deano Crewe | Chaplain

D.W.A. Bro. Dieter Franiok | Senior Deacon

Bro. Eduard Lerman | Junior Deacon

Bro. John Lippincott, Sr. | Senior Master of Ceremonies

Bro. John Lippincott, Jr. | Junior Master of Ceremonies

Bro. Daniel Fusco. | Senior Steward

Bro. Kevin Wood | Junior Steward

W.B. John G. Koratzanis, Jr. | Marshal

Bradley W. Steinhauer | Organist

W.B. Todd Murray | Historian

R.W. Jon E. Hess, Sr. | Tiler

Committees for 2017


RW Michael L. Tucker, DDGM Emeritus

Bro. Jerome Gertner

RW Vincent Etzel DDGM


RW Joseph McCann PGC

RW Neal Bottomley

RW Robert T. Bell, Jr. SGD


MW Dieter B. Hees - Grand Master 2017/18

DWA Bro. Christopher Heale


RW Michael L. Tucker DDGM Emeritus

RW Vincent E. Etzel DDGM

WB Denis W. Johnson, Sr.


RW Michael L. Tucker DDGM Emeritus

RW Roy J. Becker-Rowley DRI

WB John G. Koratzanis, Jr.


WB John G. Koratzanis, Jr. - 3 years

WB Roy J. Rowley - 2 years

WB Todd Murray - 1 years

20th Masonic District Association

Meetings prior to DLI -

Months to be announced


MW William H. Bernman PGM

RW Joseph Herx PDRI

RW Alfred Sherman PDRI

RW Robert J. Stewart PDDGM

Living Past Masters

1968 James L. Sprague

1970 Lawrence McGavin

1971 Dennis O. Staer

1977 William Asay

1978 RW Joseph Dias PGC

1978 William C. Wisse

1980 Bruce Cripps, Sr. ***

1981, 90, 93 WB Raymond T. Rowley *

1982 Mark B. Lewis ***

1983 Douglas Bartell

1987-88 RW Robert Fuhrmann, PGC

1989-1996 Theodore N. Karagias

1993 Francis Carlevale, Jr.

1995 RW Michael V. Caputo, PDDGM, PGO

1997 RW Arthur Bouder, Jr. PGC *

1997 Joseph Diaz PGC ***

1997 Ronald W. Holt

1998 Daniel H. Langhirt

1998 RW Earl W. Etzel, Jr. JGS *

1999 George W. Paffendorf, Jr. *

1999 Harry L. Anderson *

2000-01 RW E. James Gertsen - Past Aide to the GM

2001 A. Wayne Klokis ***

2002 John A Tilton

2004 MW Dieter B. Hees - Grand Master 2017/2018

2005 John J. Keating

2006 RW Joseph C. McCann PGC

2006 RW J. Philip Divinagracia PDDGM *

2007 Vincent E. Etzel DDGM

2007 Morris D. Sussman ***

2008 Richard T. Crosby

2008 Mitchel A. Gertner ***

2009 RW Robert T. Bell, Jr. PSGD

2009 Richard Gendreau ***

2010 David N. Olsen

2011 RW Neal E. Bottomley PGC

2011-12 John J. Dester III *

2012 RW Vincent E. Etzel DDGM

2012 RW Joseph S. Schwartz, Jr. Past Secretary to the PGM *

2013 RW Denis W. Johnson, Sr. PJGS

2014-15 RW Jon E. Hess, Sr. PDRI

2016 Todd Murray

2017 RW Roy J. Rowley DRI

2018 John G. Koratzanis, Jr.

2019 Kevin M. Rutzler

Most Worshipful, 20th DDGM, 20th DRI

Grand Master of Masons NJ

Most Worshipful Roger B. Quintana

100 Barrack St. Trenton, NJ 08608-2005

20th Disrict Deputy Grand Master

Right Worshipful Vincent E. Etzel

20th District Ritual Instructor

Right Worshipful Roy Rowley

Charity, Blood Bank and Learning Center

20th Masonic District Charity Foundation

Right Worshipful Jefferson R. Driscoll, PGC

(609) 296-0615

20th Masonic District Blood Bank

Worshipful Brother Robert Caffyn, PM

(609) 296-0615

(609) 290-7566

Northfield Learning Center

200 New Road Northfield, NJ 08225

Right Worshipful Joseph T. Mezzina, PAGM

Meeting Nights & Worshipful Masters of the 20th Masonic District

Tuckerton Lodge #4

2nd and 4th Tuesdays

WB Christopher Fatovich

Harmony Lodge #18

1st and 3rd Tuesdays

WB John Lord

Mariners Lodge #150

2nd and 4th Mondays

WB Peter Rahtjen

Sextant Lodge #286

1st and 3rd Tuesdays

WB Robert Kircher

Sunrise Lodge #288

1st and 3rd Wednesdays

WB Kevin M. Rutzler.

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