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National Sojourners, Inc.




The purposes of National Sojourners shall be to organize Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers of the uniformed forces (past and present) of the United States, who are Master Masons, into Chapters, for the promotion of good fellowship among its members, for assisting such as may be overtaken by adversity or affliction, for cultivating Masonic ideals, for supporting all patriotic aims and activities in Masonry, for developing true Patriotism and Americanism throughout the Nation, for bringing together representatives of the uniformed forces of the United States (past and present) in a united effort to further the military need of national defense, and for opposing any influence whatsoever calculated to weaken the national security.




Active membership in National Sojourners shall be open to citizens of the United States who are Master Masons in good standing in any duly constituted Lodge of Master Masons recognized by, and maintaining fraternal relations with, a majority of the Regular Grand Lodges in the United States and who are serving, or have served honorably, as commissioned or warrant officers of the United States in the ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINE CORPS, COAST GUARD, PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE or NATIONAL OCEANIC ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, in peace or war, foreign or domestic, in the Regular, Volunteer, National Guard, the militia of the United States (as defined in 10 USC 311) or have served honorably as commissioned officers in any armed service of a nation allied with the United Stated in time of war.



National Sojourners believe in God as The Supreme Architect of the Universe.

We hold that political, economic and social problems are sub-sidiary to and ever separated from that steadfast belief in God.

We maintain that God must motivate man if present day problems are to be solved and we urge active participation in maintaining that Government for which our forefathers fought.

Sojourners, remember that George Washington once said, When we assumed the soldier we did not lay aside the citizen.



National Sojourners originated in the Philippines upon the arrival of a North Dakota Regiment of volunteer infantry about 1 August 1898. The Grand Lodge of North Dakota granted a dispensation for a field Lodge. It first met 21 August 1898. Meetings were held each Wednesday and Sunday, and were well attended. The 22 February 1899 meeting in Culi Culi Church was held under fire. Bullets came through the roof, and Lodge Officers wore side-arms. The regiment departed 31 July taking their dispensation with them.

Early in 1900, a Sojourners Club was organized in Manila. On 1 July 1901, the Grand Lodge of California authorized them to form a Lodge. After formation of the Lodge, the Sojourners Club lost its identity.

Late in 1917, officers of various services and some of our allies found a great need for a Masonic Club in Chicago. They began to hold a series of meetings; thus began Sojourners Club. By 1919, a charter was obtained from the State of Illinois, and then a club was formed in Detroit, which has become known as Detroit Chapter #1.

During World War II, National Sojourners chapters were formed throughout the world, wherever there were American Forces. Today there are chapters in Guam, Okinawa and Germany, as well as 159 chapters in the United States.


Langley-Monroe Chapter 310

holds their meetings on the

Second Wednesday of the month

except during June thru August.

Langley-Monroe #310 Officers



Bro. John C. Tinker


1st Vice President

RW George F. Black, Jr.


2nd Vice President

Bro. Jesse A. Norman


3rd Vice President

Bro. Gerard Senecal, Jr.


Secretary / Treasurer

Wor. Carl "Gabe" Gaborik


RW Franklin M. Jackson



Bro. James E. Gillikin, Jr.


Color Bearer

RW David A. Burkus


Historian & Editor

Wor. Carl "Gabe" Gaborik



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Our Chapter is proud to have our own

"Heroes of '76" Camp


Hap Arnold Camp

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