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

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

Worshipful Riley W. Sanders, Master

Pioneer Lodge A.F. & A.M.
145 Pleasant Street
Somerset, MA 02726
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This page was last updated: May 14, 2019
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Worshipful Master Riley W. Sanders


Brother Michael Rezendes, Secretary 
508-320-0407
pioneerlodgesecretary@gmail.com
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Dues - we are currently in the 2018 - 2019 dues period - 85% paid.
May 22, 2019 7:00 PM
Lodge of Instruction


Bristol Lodge
Taunton, MA
May 22 – 7:00 PM - Dinner at 6:00 PM


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 
2018 - 2019
(Back Row, L-R) Bro. John Bell, Wor. Jack Bowden, Past Master Worshipful Jeffrey Profio, Bro. Drew DaSilva, Bro. Steven Bulygo, Wor. Manny Ferreira III, Bro. Mark Guillemette, Bro. John Costa (Front Row, L-R) Bro. Michael Rezendes, Bro. Charles Oldham, Worship Master Riley W. Sanders, Bro. Alan Buckless
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What's Happening at Pioneer
Somerset Pioneer Lodge Concerts
June 1, 2019 - 7:00 PM 
SPL Concerts presents - Peter Janson

Ticket Reservations 

​Peter Janson is an acclaimed award-winning contemporary solo guitarist, composer, and music educator with recordings reaching No. 2 in Billboard (Billboard Heat Seekers – Old Black Roller, Grant Maloy-Smith) and performances at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, Montreal Jazz Festival and many other venues. He has had three solo albums in the Top Five of the NAR radio charts and his recordings have over one-million BMI verified broadcasts across all media.

This concert is not open to the general public, but Masons are encouraged to invite family and friends. A portion of each donation will help to support Pioneer Hall Masonic charities. Tickets for the upcoming peter Janson concert are available for a suggested donation of $12 each for adults, ages 11-17 are $5 each and children 10 and under – free. For more information – visit www.splconcerts.com. The Pioneer Masonic Hall is located at 145 Pleasant Street, Somerset, MA.
September 7, 2019 - 7:00 PM 
SPL Concerts presents - The Fathoms

Ticket Reservations starting August 1st

​Visiting us from Boston, The Fathoms, one of the best known surf bands on the east coast. Heading up the band, Frankie Blandino on guitar and vocals, Rob Amaral on guitar, Johnny Sciascia on bass and vocals, and Stan Kozlowski providing percussion and vocals.

This concert is not open to the general public, but Masons are encouraged to invite family and friends. A portion of each donation will help to support Pioneer Hall Masonic charities. Tickets for the upcoming Fathoms concert are available for a suggested donation of $20 each for adults, ages 11-18 are $5 each and children 10 and under – free. For more information – visit www.splconcerts.com. The Pioneer Masonic Hall is located at 145 Pleasant Street, Somerset, MA.

Cost of tickets includes an 
"end of the summer" cook-out!
May 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM
16th District Lodge of Instruction
Being held at Bristol Lodge - North Attleborough, MA.
June 1, 2019 - 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30)
Peter Janson in Concert
Pioneer Lodge Concerts is proud to present recording artist Peter Janson. For more information check out SPL Concerts to the right.
May 18th, 2019 2nd Annual Faneek's Coney Crush Hot Dog Eating Contest
Brother Chris Carpenter will be having the contest at his restaurant. Great fun for the whole family. Contestants will have 5 minutes to eat as many hot dogs (plain hot dog and bun) as they can. The contestant that eats the most hot dogs will be dubbed the Coney Crush Champion. $10 entry fee. Click here for more information.
May 21, 2019  6:00 - 10:00 PM
9th Annual Spring Fling Cigar Night
Enjoy an exceptional dinner of Portuguese soup and Pork Osso Bucco, topped off with a great desert - and don't forget the cigars! $75 per person. For more details click here.
June 29, 2019 - 9 AM - 2 PM
Pioneer Lodge Blood Drive
Support the need for blood and come to the Congregational Christian Church of Somerset and donate blood. For more info click here.
This and that from Pioneer........
Read the news article about the resurgence of Pioneer Lodge
On April 24, 2019 the officers of Pioneer Lodge gathered with the rest of the 16th Masonic District to Exemplify their knowledge of the 2nd degree. WM Riley Sanders took a great shot of our officers. 

November 2, 2019 - 7:00 PM 
SPL Concerts presents - The Whodos


​Equipped with music and lyrics of singer/songwriter/guitarist Walter Barlow (Limelight Magazines 2015 Male Vocalist of the Year), co-founder Joe Chirico on guitars and harmonica, journeyman Scot "Skip" Harris on bass and vocals, and multi-instrumentalist Bob Drouin (founding member of the band Pendragon); the Whodos perform their own brand of original Americana that has been described as "sometimes gritty, sometimes tender...songs you probably never heard, lyrics you won't forget."


The Whodos play a varied mix of contemporary Americana, old favorites from people like Dylan and Bruce Springsteen and their own original material. All acoustic with an electric edge.

This concert is not open to the general public, but Masons are encouraged to invite family and friends. A portion of each donation will help to support Pioneer Hall Masonic charities. Tickets for the upcoming Whodos concert are available for a suggested donation of $15 each for adults, ages 11-18 are $5 each and children 10 and under – free. For more information – visit www.splconcerts.com. The Pioneer Masonic Hall is located at 145 Pleasant Street, Somerset, MA.

September 7, 2019 - 7:00 PM (Cook-Out starts at 5:30 PM)
The Fathoms in Concert
The beach is coming to Pioneer Hall - so wax up your surfboard and wear your best flowered shirts. The Fathoms will take us back to the roots of surf music and fun times!
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.

Resources
Survival Presentation
June 3rd, 2019 - Monthly Communication
The June meeting will welcome our newest Brothers with the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. Please come and celebrate with your Brothers. Start time to be announced.

Click on the picture for a great sample of Peter's music
June 1, 2019 - 10:00 AM 
Somerset Open Air Market (SOAM)
Come and meet the Brothers of Pioneer Lodge at the Market. we will have lots of information and maybe a few games for the kids!