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: November 11, 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 
2020 - 2021

​Worshipful Master        Wor. Charles Oldham
Senior Warden                Bro. Alan Buckless
Junior Warden                Bro. John Bell
​Treasurer                          Bro. James Charrette
Secretary                           Bro. Michael Rezendes
Assistant Treasurer        Bro. James Keighley
Assistant Secretary         Bro. Chris Carpenter
Senior Deacon                 Bro. Mark Guillemette
Junior Deacon                 Bro. Steve Bulygo
Chaplain                           Wor. Jack Bowden
Marshall                           Wor. Riley Sanders
Senior Steward                Bro. Andrew DaSilva
Junior Steward                Bro. David Polak
Organist                            Wor. Mark MacLagan
Tyler                                   Wor. Jeffrey Profio

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
Pioneer Lodge & 16th District Calendar
January 4, 2021 - 7:00 Monthly Communication 

The January Monthly Communication will be here before you know of today, members will be required to wear the proper face masks and will observe a safe distance at all times. Check back to find out what is planned for the meeting.
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: Step II of Phase III, Step 1 (as of October 5, 2020)

Effective October 5, a limited number of sectors will be eligible to reopen, with restrictions, in Step II of Phase III for lower risk communities only:

Indoor performance venues will be permitted to open with 50% capacity with a maximum of 250 people. 
Outdoor performance venue capacity will increase to 50% with a max of 250 people.
For arcades and indoor and outdoor recreation businesses, additional Step II activities like trampolines, obstacle courses, roller rinks and laser tag will also be permitted to open and capacity will increase to 50%.
Fitting rooms will be permitted to open in all types of retail stores.  
Gyms, museums, libraries and driving and flight schools will also be permitted to increase their capacity to 50%.

Revised Gatherings Order:

The limit for indoor gatherings remains at a maximum of 25 people for all communities.
Outdoor gatherings at private residences and in private backyards will remain at a maximum of 50 people for all communities.
Outdoor gatherings at event venues and in public settings will have a limit of 50 people in Step I communities, and a limit of 100 people in lower risk, Step II communities.
December 7, 2020 - 7:00 Monthly Communication 

The Monthly Communication will be exciting this month with a Master Mason Degree - tuxedos for Officers will be required. Hopefully we will be having a catered dinner - keeping any restrictions in mind. Check back for upcoming details.
16th District Information

Go to for all the latest information on what's going on in the district - including upcoming LOI schedule.