Allied Masonic Degree, Councils in Maryland

Chesapeake Bay Council No. 278 – Upper Marlboro, MD

Freestate Council No. 308- Savage , MD

Tidewater Council No. 334 -Cockeysville, MD

Crimson Council No. 483 -Prince Frederick, MD

 

Chesapeake Bay Council No. 278

Stated Meetings
Fifth Saturday of the month
Centennial lodge 174
Upper Marlboro, MD 20747

 

For more information contact:

David Hillary, Secretary

Sovereign Master -Dan Brewer
Senior Warden – Gordan A. Davids
Junior Warden – David Andrukitis
Secretary -David Hillary

Treasurer- David Hillary
Senior Deacon
Junior Deacon – Brad Andrukitis
Chaplain
Sentinel

 

Free State Council No. 308 

Stated Meetings

January and June

Solomon’s Lodge

Savage, Maryland

Fraternal Greetings and
WELCOME
Our Home Page

 

Officers 2018- 2019

Sovereign Master – Arthur Hebbeler
Senior Warden – Arthur Hebbeler
Junior Warden – Andrew Wilson
Secretary/Treasurer – Robert Lumbert

For more information about Freestate council , contact

Bob Lumber, PSM


Tidewater Council No. 334

Stated Meetings
2nd Saturday.
June and December
Oriental Room
Grand Lodge
Cockeysville

Fraternal Greetings and
WELCOME
Our Home Page

Officers 2019

Sovereign Master; William C.Hare Jr.,
Senior Warden ; Stephen J. Ponzillo III ,
Junior Warden ; Terry Royce
Secretary ; Thomas Heimiller
Treasurer ; Richard Naegele P.S.M.
Senior Deacon ; Kostas Vourvoulas
Junior Deacon ; Robert Graziosi
Chaplain ; Keith Warner
Sentinel ; Robert W. England

AMD Members and Surviving Past Sovereign Masters
Ronald A. Aughenbaugh – PSM 2007
W. Michael Boughman – PSM 2006
Arther Dickerson – PSM 2015
Jeffrey Dill – PSM 2011
Robert W. England
William C. Eppig – PSM 2009
Edward A. Foreman, Jr. – PSM 1997
Gordon Grabus
Thomas G. Heimiller – PSM 2005
Vernon H. Heubschman – PSM 2004
Herbert Holcomb, III – PSM 2016
John Maclay – PSM 2014
Henry McDonald – PSM 2017
Carl Michel
Richard P. Naegele – PSM 2003
Stephen J. Ponzillo, III
S. Michael Rashad
Howard E. Roe – PSM 2000
Kenneth Robertson
Richard Seim – PSM 2002
Frederick A. Spicer – PSM 2008
John L. Thomas – PSM 2010
Spyridon Treklas – PSM 2013
Thomas Velvin, Jr.
Kostas Vourvoulas
Keith W. Warner
Randall Watson – PSM 2012

Past Sovereign Masters
Donald A. Adams 1995-1996∗
Robert L. Foreman 1997-1998*
Randolph B. Sayre 1998 – 1999∗
Keith A. Brown 2000 – 2001*
* Deceased

 

 

Crimson Council No. 483

We meet on the 2nd Saturday in December at Prince Frederick Lodge in Prince Frederick, Maryland
Additional meetings are held as called by the Sovereign Master with notice to the members.

For more information about Crimson Council contact Ben Dyer, PSM

 

Officers for 2019

Sovereign Master – Robert G. Hight, Jr.
SW – Norman Briggs
JW – William L. Kugel
Secty – Benjamin F. Dyer
Treas – Jon C. Simpson
Past Sovereign Masters:
Jon C. Simpson – 2011
Matthew D. Baker – 2012
Benjamin F. Dyer – 2013
James N. Dixon, IV – 2014
Steven W. Walls – 2015 & 2016
Danny L. Baker – 2017
Randy Geck - 2018

 

 

HISTORY of the AMD

The Allied Masonic Degrees are an invitational organization and require membership in the Royal Arch as well as the Symbolic Lodge. Membership is limited to 27 members per council.

Be it remembered that on August 5, 1933, this Grand Council took as its date of formation January 14, 1892, since this date was the beginning of the Allied Masonic Degrees in America with the formation of the Sovereign College of Allied Masonic and Christian Degrees at Richmond, Virginia, that on April 16, 1932, the subsequent establishment of a Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States of America occurred in Salisbury, North Carolina, and that the union of the two bodies was drawn up and entered into July 18, 1933, and was ratified by the North Carolina Grand Council August 5, 1933, and was ratified by the Sovereign College at Norway, Maine August 24, 1933, and became effective as of September 7, 1933.

The Allied Masonic Degrees are detached degrees some of which, many years ago, were conferred under Craft warrants and formed part of the then loosely governed Freemasonry of the period.

Many of these detached degrees became dormant in some places, although in others they were conferred as side degrees. In time, the better of these degrees were grouped together in an organized body under the title of Allied Masonic Degrees. The degrees comprising the system in our Jurisdiction in the U.S.A. are the Royal Ark Mariner, Secret Monitor, Knight of Constantinople, Saint Lawrence the Martyr, Architect, Superintendent, Grand Tilers of Solomon, Master of Tyre, Excellent Master, Installed Sovereign Master, Installed Commander Noah, Red Branch of Eri and Ye Ancient Order of Corks. They are conferred in the United States in Councils chartered by the Grand Council. Each Council is limited to twenty-seven members, with two exceptions. One of these Councils is known as the Council of the Nine Muses and is limited to nine members. The other is Grand Masters Council, which has what is known as a roving charter. The purpose of the latter Council is to provide a place of membership in the Allied Masonic Degrees for brethren residing in localities where Councils have not been organized. Membership in every Council of Allied Masonic Degrees is by invitation and is predicated on membership in the Royal Arch Chapter.

In addition to perpetuating these degrees, there is still another and equally important purpose. It is to bring together, in small groups, Freemasons who are interested in the advancement of all Masonry, preparing themselves to better serve the Craft through the
medium of study and research. By limiting the membership in a Council and securing membership only by invitation, a result is a congenial group able to enjoy full fellowship when meeting together. Wherever there is an active Council of Allied Masonic Degrees, it exerts an influence for the betterment of Freemasonry in all the Masonic Bodies.

There is no intention on the part of the Allied Masonic Degrees to detract from any organized and established body of Masonry. On the contrary, you will find our members active, beyond the average, in all local Masonic bodies. The real purpose is to stimulate interest in Masonry in general and bring together in small groups those who are interested in the study of Masonic subjects. Thus they are better enabled to serve the Craft.