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Alex M. Conner Council No. 201

Allied Masonic Degrees



Our Stated Meetings are held on the 5th Friday of the month

on the first 4 months of the year having a fifth Friday.

Meetings start at 7:30PM with a covered dish dinner @ 6:30PM

Scheduled meetings for 2007 are:

March 30, 2007

June 29, 2007

August 31, 2007

November 30, 2007


Meetings are held at Bremond Lodge No. 241

12735 Warwick Boulevard

Newport News, VA 23602

2007 Alex M. Conner AMD Council No. 201 Officers




Sovereign Master

Wor. George A. Hollingsworth, III

Senior Warden

RW David A. Burkus

Junior Warden

RW William L. Luthie


Wor. G. Tom Mainwaring, Jr.


Wor. Herb J. Smith, Jr.

Senior Deacon

Wor. Jesse A. Norman

Junior Deacon

RW Kenneth Kaplan


RW Bascome D. Hudson



Wor. James E. Lassiter

Chairman of Papers

Wor. Michael A. Neulander


What is the Allied Masonic Degrees?

The ALLIED MASONIC DEGREES are detached degrees some of which, many years ago, were conferred under Craft warrants and formed part of the then loosely governed Freemasonry of the period.

Many of these detached degrees became dormant in some places, although in others they were conferred as side degrees. In time the better of these degrees were grouped together in an organized body under the title of ALLIED MASONIC DEGREES. The degrees comprising the system in our Jurisdiction in the U.S.A. are:

Royal Ark Mariner,

Secret Monitor,

Knight of Constantinople,

Saint Lawrence the Martyr,


Grand Architect,


Grand Tyler of Solomon,

Master of Tyre,

Excellent Master,

Installed Sovereign Master,

Installed Commander Noah,

Red Branch of Eri and

Ye Ancient Order of Corks.


They are conferred in the United States in Councils chartered by the Grand Council. Each Council is limited to twenty seven members, with two exceptions. One of these Councils is known as the Council of the Nine Muses and is limited to nine members. The other is Grand Masters Council, which has what is known as a roving charter. The purpose of the latter Council is to provide a place of membership in the Allied Masonic Degrees for brethren residing in localities where Councils have not been organized. Membership in every Council of Allied Masonic Degrees is by invitation, and is predicated on active membership in a Royal Arch Chapter.

In addition to perpetuating these degrees, there is still another and equally important purpose. It is to bring together, in small groups, Freemasons who are interested in the advancement of all Masonry, preparing them to better serve the Craft through the medium of study and research. By limiting the membership in a Council and securing membership only by invitation, the result is a congenial group able to enjoy full fellowship when meeting together. Wherever there is an active Council of ALLIED MASONIC DEGREES, it exerts an influence for the betterment of Freemasonry in all the Masonic Bodies.

There is no intention on the part of the ALLIED MASONIC DEGREES to detract from any organized and established body of Masonry. On the contrary you will find our members active, beyond the average, in all local Masonic bodies. The real purpose is to stimulate interest in Masonry in general and bring together in small groups those who are interested in the study of Masonic subjects. Thus they are better enabled to serve the Craft.






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