Category Archives: News

Letter from Grand Master Terry Fowler regarding donations to Ukraine

Scholarships Awarded

The Masonic Home Educational Foundation is pleased to announce it awarded 77 scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year. After a successful inaugural Grand Lodge Children Charities initiative by M: W: Brother Jay McCallum, the donations received covered nearly 64% of expense of the seventy-seven scholarships. Most Worshipful Jimmie Dean Dunkin, Grand Master, announced the continuation of the Grand Lodge Children Charities program and has asked the members and the public to again support our charities.

10th District Open Air Degree

The 10th Masonic District will hold its annual outdoor degree on Sunday, September 24th. It will held at Nibletts Recreational Park in Vinton. The address is 2409 Niblett Bluff Road. Lunch will be served at 1pm and the Lodge will open at 2pm. All Master Masons are invited to attend.

8th District Outdoor Degree – October 8th

The 8th Masonic District will hold its annual Outdoor Degree on October 8, 2023 at the camp off Bailey Road in Rosepine. Lunch will be served at 12 noon on the grounds. In the event of rain, we will move the location to Rosepine High School. The Master Mason degree will be conferred. Our plans are to open District Lodge at 1:30 pm and proceed with the degree at 2 pm.

Grand Lodge Children Charities

The final numbers are in for the Children Charities Initiative. Lodges, individual members, businesses, and individual charitable donations totaled $166,457.40! Congratulations, and thank you! A list of all of the donors will be published so that you can thank the businesses for their support, and ask for their continued support of our charities.

Grand Lodge Children’s Charities

Grand Lodge of Louisiana
Children’s Charity Initiative

Our Children need your help.
Will you invest in their futures?


For a Donation of $250 or more
to the Grand Lodge Children’s Charities,

one of these limited silver coins
can be yours to keep and display.

(.999 pure silver weighing 2 oz. 1.75” round (45.10mm) x 3.55 mm thick)
Reverse side is engraved with a particular design by the Grand Master


2022 Training Retreat

With the previous years’ challenges behind us, we are able to host the Lodge Secretary and Warden Training Retreat. The Retreat is scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 2022 from   9am-3pm at The Wesley Center, 2350 Methodist Pkwy, Woodworth, LA, 71485.

Lodges, send your officers (or prospective officers) to the 2022 Officer Training Retreat in Woodworth, LA to best prepare them to serve in the future. Current Secretaries (or prospective Secretaries) are encouraged to take advantage of the Secretary Training workshop, which will feature the enhancements to the Grandview Database.

Please register as early as possible to allow our staff to set up proper registration and material preparation. The registration fee ($50 per person by mail and $52 online) includes refreshments, materials, and lunch. We are limited to 250 total attendees, which includes a maximum of 80 participants in the Secretary workshop.

Online Registration has ended. Please contact the Grand Lodge.

Spam email M:W: Jay McCallum

There is a spam email claiming to be from the Grand Master seeking Apple Gift Cards.

See below.


From: M∴W∴ Jay B. McCallum <>
Date: Wed, Apr 6, 2022, 10:02
Subject: Re: Quick Note!!
To: Deas Dempsey <>

I am in a conference meeting right now as I would be working till late
midnight but need you to get me some Apple gift cards.Could you pick a
few Apple Gift cards for me,when I’m done with the meeting I will
reimburse you.

On 06/04/2022, Deas Dempsey <> wrote:
> Yes sir I can be. What can I help you with?
> Deas Dempsey
> On Wed, Apr 6, 2022, 09:57 M∴W∴ Jay B. McCallum <
>> wrote:
>> Deas
>> Are you available this morning ?

Grand Master Jay McCallum would like to bring to your attention this scam and ensure all the Brethren donations will never be requested in this manner and proper grammar will always be used in his communications.

Should you receive any emails of this manner please disregard and do not reply or engage with the sender.

Grand Lodge Staff