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

145 Pleasant Street - Somerset, MA 02726 - (508)644-0757

Worshipful Charles A. Oldham, Master

Pioneer Lodge A.F. & A.M.
145 Pleasant Street
Somerset, MA 02726
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This page was last updated: September 22, 2020
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Worshipful Master Charles A. Oldham

Brother Michael Rezendes, Secretary 
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Pioneer dues are now $75 plus $1 for the George Washington masonic Memorial fund - and Grand Lodge dues are $75 - for a total of $151 per year.
Lodge of Instruction

See the Calendar for all the details!
What it means to be a Freemason.
Watch the video above to find out.
Officers of Pioneer Lodge 
2019 - 2020
​(L-R, front row) Bro. John Costa, Bro. Mark Guillemette, Bro. Alan Buckless, Wor. Master Charles Oldham, Bro. John Bell, Wor. Jack Bowden, Bro. Andrew DaSilva
(L-R, back row) Wor. Thomas Gallucci, Bro. James Charrette, Wor. Riley Sanders, Bro. Michael Rezendes, Bro. David Polak, Wor. Mark Maclagan
What's Happening at Pioneer
This and that from Pioneer........
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.

Survival Presentation
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Coronavirus Update - Emergency Alerts
In an effort to bring talented musicians to our town, SPL Concerts was created in 2011.  After a few other locations - it has grown into it's final home at Pioneer Hall. Since the beginning, SPL Concerts has had a simple core tenet - to provide high quality musical entertainment at affordable ticket prices. Please support the arts and help Pioneer to fund charitable Masonic endeavors. Click here for past concerts.
DeMolay and Rainbow Girls Events

Rainbow Cookbooks are available to order on-line at
Contact DeMolay - 

Middleboro Chapter
46 South main St.
Middleboro, MA 02346
Chapter Dad Advisor - Dad Winston Joseph
Chapter Chairman - Dad Wayne Vinton
Contact Rainbow Girls - 

Middleboro #58
46 South main St.
Middleboro, MA 02346
Susan Nichols

Taunton #13
66 Winthrop St.
Taunton, MA 02870
Catherine Alegria
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October 5, 2020 - 7:00 Annual Communication 

The Annual Communication will be held on the 5th. Pioneer Lodge has re-opened and ready to go! As of today, members will be required to wear the proper face masks and will observe a safe distance at all times. Since we will be having our Official Visit with RW Keith D. Gobin DDGM - tuxedos for Officers will be required.
Go to for all the latest updates.  

For all the latest medical information go to the CDC.

Updates, Emergency Orders, and Guidance:

Re-Opening of Pioneer Lodge

Check back frequently for the latest information regarding "what's happening" at Pioneer!
2020 -2021 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 $151 for a Regular member. You can send a check, bring cash to the meeting or pay via PayPal on the website.
CURRENT STATE: Phase III, Step 1 (as of July 6, 2020)

August 8, 2020 - Most travelers entering Massachusetts from Rhode Island will soon be ordered to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival unless they recently tested negative for COVID-19, the Baker administration announced Tuesday.

The state Department of Public Health tweeted Tuesday evening that, starting on Friday, Aug. 7, Rhode Island will be removed from a list of eight low-risk states exempt from the travel order, citing "increases in both RI's positive test rate and cases per 100,000."

Under the new restrictions, both Massachusetts residents returning from trips to 42 non-exempt states and travelers from those states must self-isolate for 14 days or provide negative COVID-19 test results no older than 72 hours. Violations carry a fine of up to $500 per day, though Gov. Charlie Baker said enforcement is based on an "honor system."

Rhode Island had been one of eight states on the exempt list alongside Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Hawaii. It now becomes the only state in the northeast covered by the Massachusetts travel order.

The restrictions do not apply to travelers who are only passing through an affected state, officials said when they unveiled the policy, and employees who are crossing state lines to get to an office or work site also do not need to quarantine.

Removing the state's southerly neighbor from the list of states where the mandate does not apply will likely carry significant impacts.