Pioneer Lodge  A.F. &  A.M.
Instituted March 9th 1863
Constituted March 21st 1864

145 Pleasant Street - Somerset, MA 02726 

Worshipful Alan C. Buckless, Master

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This page was last updated: September 23, 2023
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Worshipful Master Alan Buckless

Brother Michael Rezendes, Secretary 
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For Failing to Prepare, is Preparing to Fail

Brother Benjamin Franklin
Preparedness and survival are not just a fad – they are a mindset from our not so distant past.  All we are doing is trying to make up for the time lost when we started relying on technology and government for our daily needs.  Let’s use today’s technology and blend with the skills of the past to achieve a greater level of preparedness.

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2023 -2024 Dues

It's that time of year once again.  Please take a few minutes to pay your Pioneer Lodge dues. The cost this year is $161 for a Regular member. You can send a check, bring cash to the meeting or pay via PayPal on the website.
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September Lodge of Instruction - September 27th 
​The September LOI will be held at Bristol Lodge from 7 - 8:30 PM.
Upcoming Pioneer Lodge Events

Pioneer Lodge Open House - October 21, 2023

October 21st Open House to Enlighten, Educate, and Inform

Pioneer Lodge will open its doors to the public on Saturday, October 14th, from 9 am until 3 pm. If you’ve ever wondered who the Freemasons are, whether they are the descendants of the Knights Templars, or what the inside of their buildings look like, here’s your chance to find out!

More than 200 lodges will be hosting Open Houses to help the public gain a better understanding of Freemasonry and to demonstrate the positive impact the fraternity has on its members, their families, and their communities. Members will provide tours of their building, talk about Freemasonry’s history, discuss its rituals, signs, and symbols, and explain what they do.

Dues for 2023 - 2024 have increased to $80 for Grand Lodge, plus $1 for the George Washington Memorial Fund and $80 for Pioneer. Total dues now $161 per year.
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October Lodge of Instruction - October 25th 
​The October LOI will be held at Mayflower Lodge from 7 - 8:30 PM.
November Lodge of Instruction - November 16th 
​The November LOI will be held at Pioneer Lodge from 7 - 8:30 PM.
Official Visit by the DDGM - October 2, 2023 
RW William E. Cheetham will make his Official Visit to Pioneer beginning at 8 PM.
October 02, 2023 - 7:00 PM Pioneer Lodge Regular Communication
Please join us for our regular monthly meeting. Officers in tuxedos as always. Dinner at 6:15.