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

Ohr-Reed Council No. 475  Cumberland , MD

Monocacy Council #581 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:

Dan Brewer, Secretary

Sovereign Master -David Andrukitis
Senior Warden – Valdez Jenkins
Junior Warden -Andy
Secretary -Dan Brewer

Treasurer- Dan Brewer
Senior Deacon
Junior Deacon – Brad Andrukitis


FreeState Council No. 308 

Stated Meetings

Glen Burnie Lodge

Glen Burnie, Maryland

Fraternal Greetings and
Our Home Page

NEXT MEETING July 22, 2023 at 10:00am at Glen Burnie Lodge

Officers 2023- 2024

Sovereign Master – Christian Miele
Senior Warden – Gordon Munholland
Junior Warden – Dennis Ewing
Secretary/Treasurer – Robert Lumbert
Senior Deacon – Darryl Smith
Junior Deacon – Keith Slemp
Chaplain – John Austin

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

Fraternal Greetings and
Our Home Page

Officers 2021

Sovereign Master:       Terry Royce
Senior Warden:            Kostas “Gus” Vourvoulas
Junior Warden:            Robert Graziosi
Secretary/Treasurer: Richard Naegele P.S.M.
Senior Deacon:             Charles Carmichael
Junior Deacon:             S. Michael Rashad
Chaplain:                         Keith Warner
Sentinel:                          Robert W. England

AMD Members and Surviving Past Sovereign Masters
Ronald A. Aughenbaugh – PSM 2007
W. Michael Boughman – PSM 2006
Charles Carmichel
Arthur Dickerson – PSM 2015
Jeffrey Dill – PSM 2011
Robert W. England
William C. Eppig – PSM 2009
Edward A. Foreman, Jr. – PSM 1997
Robert Graziosi
William Hare Jr – PSM 2019
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 – PSM 2018
Richard P. Naegele – PSM 2003
S. Michael Rashad
Kenneth Robertson (aff)
Howard E. Roe – PSM 2000
Terry Royce
Richard Seim – PSM 2002
Jeremy Sotzen
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*
Steven J. Ponzillo III
* Deceased




Ohr-Reed Council No. 475

chartered January 22, 2022

meet at the Cumberland Masonic Building

on the fifth Tuesdays of the year at 7:00 PM


Sovereign Master, Ken Robertson;

Senior Warden, Sam Lane;

Junior Warden, Jim Simmons;

Treasurer, Gary Shircliff;

Secretary, Pat Stangler.

Chaplain, Dr. Jim Snider;

Senior Deacon, Dwight Metcalf;

Junior Deacon, Mark Weatherholt;

Director of Degrees, Bob Engelbach



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.

Monocacy Council #581 AMD

Frederick Masonic Temple

6816 Blentlinger Rd.

Frederick, MD 21702

Meet the fourth Saturday of February, May, September, and November at 10:00 AM


Sovereign Master: Robert Koons

Senior Warden: Ronald Burner

Junior Warden: Dakota Clark

Senior Deacon: Scott Carstens

Junior Deacon: Shawn Winpigler Sr.

Sect/Tres: Michael Shrank, PSM, KCRBOE

Contact Info:

VC Michael Shrank    (301) 452-3681