Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organization. As Freemasons we live by an ethical and moral code that distinguishes us and creates an atmosphere where friendship and understanding can grow among men of every religion, race and culture. This is the public website of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Rhode Island. If you're interested in our lodges and considering an application to join,
visit our  Petition Application page

Grand Master

A message from our Grand Master

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I would like to welcome you to our website and, whether you are a Freemason or just stopping by to see what Freemasonry is all about, I hope that you will find this site to be both interesting and informative regarding our Fraternity.

The Masonic Grand Lodge of Rhode Island is in the smallest state, but has the largest name.  The complete name or our Grand Lodge is "The Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Society of Free and Accepted Masons for the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."  Through this site we will attempt to keep our Rhode Island Masons and non-Masonic visitors up to date with the many Grand Lodge events within our jurisdiction. So please come back often.

If you are a traveling Mason visiting our neck of the woods and would like to attend one of our meetings, you can view our calendar here. If your Grand Lodge is recognized by the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island and can produce proper vouchers on being made a Freemason, we look forward to having you join us in our lodge meetings.

Most of our social and fundraising events include Masons as well as their partners and friends. Most of what we raise is donated to local non-Masonic charities. We our proud to play an active part in our communities.

If you are not currently a Freemason, but looking to learn more about our Fraternity, we hope you will find the answers to your questions within these pages. If you have questions that are unanswered or would like more information on becoming a Freemason, contact our Grand Lodge office, 222 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914, 401-435-4650, or visit the “What Is Freemasonry” page.

Most Worshipful Grand Master Glenn S. Carlson



Living Past Grand Masters

Peter Iacobucci M∴W∴PGM - 2017, & Past Grand Marshal 2004 - (32)
Stephen T. McGuire M∴W∴PGM - 2016 (4)
Raymond E. Hassell M∴W∴PGM - 2015, & Past Grand Marshal 2002 (39)
Wyman P. Hallstrom III M∴W∴PGM - 2014, & Past Grand Marshal 2005, & Director of Masonic Education - (32)
Russell R. Davis Sr. M∴W∴PGM - 2013 - (32)
Douglas E. Connell M∴W∴PGM - 2012 - (13)
Leon C. Knudsen M∴W∴PGM - 2011 - (23)
Kenneth N. Bruns M∴W∴PGM - 2010 - (12)
Richard L. Ault, Jr. M∴W∴PGM - 2009 - (9)
Richard S. Sokoll M∴W∴PGM - 2008 - (35)
Steven E. Smith M∴W∴PGM - 2007 - (47)
Carl B. Willi M∴W∴PGM - 2006 - (1)
Wyman P. Hallstrom Jr M∴W∴PGM - 2005, Past Grand Secretary, & Grand Secretary Emeritus - (32)
Bradford L. Barco M∴W∴PGM - 2004 - (12)
Joseph B. Brearley M∴W∴PGM - 2003 - (20)
Robert J. Allen M∴W∴PGM - 2002 - (39)
Dennis W. Pothier M∴W∴PGM - 2001 - (32)
Benjamin A. Phillips M∴W∴PGM - 2000 - (7)
* Robert Yates M∴W∴PGM - 1999 - (1P)
* Frank Dias Jr. M∴W∴PGM - 1997 - (28)
Ralph DiScuillo M∴W∴PGM - 1994 - (1P)
* Stephen Mitchell M∴W∴PGM - 1993 - (7)
Charles A. Calverley, Jr. M∴W∴PGM - 1983 - (9)
A. Sheffield Reynolds M∴W∴PGM - 1978 - (9)

* = Demitted

Grand Lodge Officers

Glenn S. Carlson (12) M∴W∴Grand Master
Kenneth F. Poyton (9) R∴W∴Deputy Grand Master
Gary S. Kaufman (35) R∴W∴Senior Grand Warden
Robert B. Ellston (8) R∴W∴Junior Grand Warden
Michael J. Barboza (40) R∴W∴Grand Treasurer
Carl B. Willi (1) R∴W∴Grand Secretary
Robert A. Palazzo (32) R∴W∴DDGM-Metro District
Douglas J. Grant (39) R∴W∴DDGM-East Bay District
Andre Faria (1) R∴W∴DDGM-Northern District
Rick Baccus (3) R∴W∴DDGM-Central District & PG Marshal 2015
Gilbert J. Fontes Jr. (48) R∴W∴DDGM-Southern District & PG Marshal 2017
Thomas R. Yeaw (28) R∴W∴Grand Chaplain
Alfred M. Cameron (14) R∴W∴Associate Grand Chap District & Associate Grand Chaplain Emeritus
Michael D. Picard (8) R∴W∴Associate Grand Chap-District
Mekawy E. Elmekawy (35) R∴W∴Associate Grand Chap-District
Michael H. Southern (23) R∴W∴Associate Grand Chap-District
Robert D. Lyle (47) R∴W∴Associate Grand Chap-District
Jason E. Greene (48) R∴W∴Associate Grand Chap-District
W. Scott Alger (12) R∴W∴Grand Marshal
Robert A. Drisko (47) R∴W∴Grand Lecturer
Samuel A. Miller (35) R∴W∴Assistant Grand Lecturer
Walter B. Kelly(1P) R∴W∴Assistant Grand Lecturer
Mark R. Peterson (39) R∴W∴Assistant Grand Lecturer
John C. Barsoum (24) R∴W∴ Assistant Grand Lecturer
David E. Crandall (20) R∴W∴Assistant Grand Lecturer
James I. Ogilvie (9) R∴W∴Assistant Grand Lecturer
Michael T. Garr (25) R∴W∴Assistant Grand Lecturer
Christopher LaButti (7) R∴W∴Assistant Grand Lecturer
Thomas K Neyhart (3) W∴Assistant Grand Lecturer
Edward B. Kdonian (33) W∴Assistant Grand Lecturer
David G. Wright (8) W∴Assistant Grand Lecturer
Justin F. Molitor(13) W∴Assistant Grand Lecturer
Michael Cunningham (9) W∴ Assistant Grand Lecturer
Andrew M. Giovannini (6) W∴Assistant Grand Lecturer
Jeffery L. Kozlin (12) W∴Assistant Grand Lecturer
Stephen T. Reali (48) W∴Assistant Grand Lecturer
Wyman P Hallstrom III (32) R∴W∴Dir.of Masonic Education
David C. Lavery (14) R∴W∴Grand Historian
Stephen T. Barnabe (12) W∴Senior Grand Deacon
Stephen H. Saraidarian (24) W∴Junior Grand Deacon
Jonathan W. Snowman (32) W∴Senior Grand Steward
Timothy L. Culhane (1P) W∴Junior Grand Steward
Stanley Wostal (23) W∴Grand Sword Bearer
Anthony M. Amaral (24) W∴Grand Pursuivant  
Frank A. Castellone (1P) Grand Organist
Ralph E. Brunson (20) Grand Standard Bearer
Michael R. Northup (4) W∴GMC for DGM
Mark E. Eddleston (47) W∴GMC for SGW
Keith P. Moan (32) W∴GMC for JGW
Brad Ripley (32) W∴GMC-Metro District
Michael R. Barbera (39) W∴GMC-East Bay District
Brandt Evans (3) W∴GMC-Northern District
Richard F. Lynch (1P) W∴GMC-Central District & Grand Curator/Librarian
Jason M. Nystrom (6) W∴GMC-Southern District
Ralph W. Boone (28) W∴Grand Tiler
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