Nine new Fellowcrafts!

Grand Rapids Lodge was proud to confer the Fellowcraft degree to nine new members during our September special communication.

Nine EAs were passed to Fellowcraft

We appreciate the help of all our members in conferring this degree.

G.R. #34 Shirt Sale


There has been much interest in recent years to have shirts made up for our Lodge.  Well my Brothers, wait no longer, we are beginning to take orders!  There are four different options available (please see below).  Each shirt will be embroidered with a Square and Compass and “Grand Rapids Lodge #34, F.&A.M.”.   In order to make things easier for Mrs. Vickie Wheeler, who has been more than helpful in this process, we will be selecting from either blue or white shirts.  Payment will be required prior to your shirt being ordered.  Payment options are cash, check or the newest option of Pay Pal.

Items available:

S607- Port Authority (Long Sleeve)Oxford(Blue or White):  $36.50 ($2 extra for 2XL or larger)

K420- Port Authority (Short Sleeve) Polo (Blue or White):  $31.00 ($2 extra for 2XL or larger)

JST62- Sport Tek Wind Shirt (Navy Blue and White):  $36.50 ($2 extra for 2XL or larger)

PC90H- 9oz. Hooded Sweatshirt (Blue):  $34.50 ($2 extra for 2XL or larger)

Payment due at time of order: Cash, Check, or Pay Pal ($5 convenience fee will be added for all Pay Pal orders).

I will have samples available for all to see at the Fellow Craft Degree and at the October Regular communication.  Orders will close on October 19th.  All proceeds will go into the General Fund for future Lodge functions.

UPDATE: Online order form (pay via check or Paypal)

Questions?  Please email me at moc.oohaynull@renaebra


W.M. Brandon

Brother Panapolous receives 50-year life member award

Christos Panopoulos receives 50-year member award
At the September Regular, I had the great honor to be able to present a 50 year pin, with the assistance of M.W.B. Ted, to Brother Christos Panapolous.  This is a great moment in a Brother’s life and it was truly an honor to be able to participate in that special moment!  Congratulations Brother Panapolous on your achievement of 50 years in our great Fraternity! 
W.M. Brandon

Bro. Mark Goodson with Brothers in New York City.


Brother Mark Goodson had the opportunity to assist in a project with the Brothers from the Thompkins Lodge #471, State Island, New York,  where he resides in New York this past summer.  He sent me this picture to share with you all.  He sends his best and misses his Brothers from G.R. #34.  For those who know Brother Mark, I would encourage you to send him an email just to say “Hi”.


W.M. Brandon


P.S.  For those who don’t know Brother Mark (second from left), he is displaying proudly that he is a Mason!  Nice t-shirt Brother Mark!


Bro. Mark and the Brothers from Thompkins Lodge #471, State Island, New York.

New way to pay…


It has been something discussed for a while now, and as of today is a viable option for you to pay on-line for paying your dues, etc..  We now have a PayPal account for those who would like, going forward, to make payment via PayPal.  There will be a small “convenience fee” added, please include when paying, to cover the usage charges we get from PayPal.  It is a minimal $5 fee for the convenience of paying via PayPal on-line. (Your $118 dues, would now cost you using the PayPal option $123).

Please look for the link, coming soon, to our webpage or contact Bro. Omar or myself for additional information. 

I would like to “Thank” those Brothers who have helped in making the expansion of technology usage in our Lodge happen this year!  Thanks to W.B. Dave, Bro. Omar, and Bro. Adam for your assistance! 


W.M. Brandon

From The East

Howdy to all Visitors and Brethren of Grand Rapids #34!

Welcome to our web page!  It has been a long time in the making.  Please visit all of the areas of the web page as you find various information about our Lodge.  Check back often as we are a busy Lodge and you never know what you might find!

If you are visiting our website for information, let me say a special welcome to you!  As you seek information on Free Masonary may I encourage you to visit us.  We meet on the second Wednesday of every month (except July and August) at 6:30 p.m. for dinner.  Please accept this as my personal invitation to join us for dinner and find out more about who we are and what we do.  In the mean time please check out the links provided on this website to gain more knowledge about Free Masonary and contact us as we would love to meet you.

We have had a busy year and watched as several Entered Apprentaces have joined us.  I am looking forward to watching them all grow as Men and Masons!

I look forward to seeing you all soon my friends and more importantly my Brothers!


Worshipful Master Brandon R. Wilson

Masons. Live Better.

Members of Grand Rapids Lodge believe in ‘living better’. Not just for themselves, but for fellow brothers, and all mankind.

Live better through: Personal Growth, Brotherhood, Community Service

Free & Accepted Masons