Meridian Lodge #93
454 West 155th. Street
New York, New York U.S.A. 10032
 
   
Meridian Lodge # 93 invite you to join us on Saturday April 13, 2019 at our Mardi Gras Party located at 454 West 155th. Street, New York, N.Y. 10032. Time:8pm - 1am. Donation: $25.00 in advance, $30.00 at the dooe. Don't forget your mask!
   




Meridian Lodge was actually formed prior to becoming a member of the Prince Hall family. The earliest documented record we have of a Meridian Lodge communication is in the year 1941. They met as Meridian Lodge #30 under the jurisdiction of Hiram Grand Lodge and the communication is listed as meeting #200. This indicates that the Meridian Lodge #30 was meeting at least 20 years prior to that date. Meetings were held in various locations throughout the Bronx and Harlem until December 1945.

The next recorded meeting of this group of men was in April of 1947, when they appeared as Meridian Lodge #8 under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of New York (National Compact). They met as Meridian Lodge #8 until March 1951.

A petition was made to The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge to join this body. After seven months had passed with no formal meetings, on November 10, 1951 they were granted a dispensation by The Prince Hall Grand Lodge of New York to meet as Meridian Lodge U.D.

They were led into the Prince Hall family by Bro. Joseph A. Gill. Under the leadership of Bro. Gill, Meridian Lodge U.D. prospered, was granted dispensation and given the number 93 in December 1953. They were recorded and are presently listed in the records of Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the State of New York as Meridian Lodge #93.

Bro. Joseph A. Gill was the Worshipful Master when Meridian Lodge joined the Prince Hall family in 1951. He served as Worshipful Master through the year 1954. The records list fifteen (15) brothers as charter members in 1951. They are as follows: Joseph A. Gill, W.M. - Priestly Thompson, S.W. - Paul Moore, J.W. - Charles Konegay, Treasurer - George Besselieu, Secretary - Eugene Robinson, S.D. - Leon Bentham, J.D. -Shirley Gill S.M.C. - Andrew Teachey J.M.C. - Edward Thompson. S.S. - Joseph Williams. J.S. - Ervin Wilson. Tyler - Elkanah Bailey. Chaplin - A. Walker - S. Bentham.

Since entrance into the Prince Hall family, Meridian Lodge has been served by Sixty-Seven(67) Worshipful Masters; 45 different men. P.M. Priestly Thompson, one of the charter members served a second term in 1976.

Meridian Lodge Brethren have been an active part of the Prince Hall Family, documented by outstanding service to the Grand Lodge and the several concordant and Appendant bodies.

ISAAC M. REID: Grand Secretary (Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge). Noble of the Mystic Shrine (Medina Temple # 19), Companion, (Eureka Chapter # 17, Holy Royal Arch Masons), Grand Inspector General 33rd Degree, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. Honorary Past Grand Master (Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge).

EDWARD M. DAVIS JR.: Assistant Grand Secretary,(Most Worshipful Prince Hall
Grand Lodge), District Deputy Grand Lecturer, (Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge). Commander In Chief (King David Consistory # 3). Grand Inspector General 33rd Degree, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. Companion, (Eureka Chapter # 17, Holy Royal Arch Masons). Knight Templar.

BERTRAM DRAYTON: Special Deputy (Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge). Noble of the Mystic Shrine(MedinaTemple19). Companion,(Eureka Chapter # 17, Holy Royal Arch Masons).

JAMES FIELDS: Grand Senior Deacon, (Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge). Worthy Patron (Meridian Chapter # 67). Grand Worthy Patron (Eureka Grand Chapter Prince Hall Order of the Eastern Star). Chief Engineer (Order of Cyrenes). Noble of the Mystic Shrine (Medina Temple # 19). Past High Priest,
(Eureka Chapter # 17, Holy Royal Arch Masons).Knight Templar.

RONALD LIMES: District Deputy Grand Master (Most Worshipful Prince Hall
Grand Lodge). Noble of the Mystic Shrine (Medina Temple # 19). Companion, (Eureka Chapter # 17, Holy Royal Arch Masons).

THEODORE J. LIMES: Worthy Patron (Meridian Chapter # 67). Noble of the Mystic Shrine (Medina Temple # 19).

DAVID MINOR: Grand Trustee, (Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge).
Worthy Patron, (Meridian Chapter # 67). Grand Worthy Patron (Eureka Grand Chapter Prince Hall Order of the Eastern Star).Noble of the Mystic Shrine (Medina Temple # 19). Grand Inspector General 33' King David Consistory #3, Board of Directors Prince Hall Temple Associates.

WILFERDO QUINTERO: Honorary Past Grand Master

ROBERT B. HANSLEY: Grand Senior Deacon, Special Dist. Deputy Grand Master),
Committee on Masonic Education, Editor of the Prince Hall Sentinel. Excellent High Priest, Eureka Chapter # 17 (Holy Royal Arch Masons). Grand Secretary & Dist. Deputy Grand High Priest (Holy Royal Arch Masons), Worthy Patron,(Meridian Chapter # 67 Prince Hall Order of the Eastern Star). Recorder & Honorary Past Potentate (Medina Temple # 19 Prince Hall Shriners). First Lt. Commander, Assít Dean & Grand Inspector General 33'(King David Consistory #3, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry), Board of Directors Prince Hall Temple Associates.




   

   

Copyright© 2010-2018, Template Designed & Hosted by MasonicPages.com and
On The Square Business Directory A Division of Absolute Solutions, Inc.