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Grand Lodge Open HouseLearn about Freemasonry’s long history in Rhode Island and its relevance today. Talk with Freemasons from around the state at the Masonic Grand Lodge of Rhode Island’s Open House on Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Freemason’s Hall, 222 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914.

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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
Gilbert J. Fontes Jr. (48) R∴W∴DDGM-Southern District
Thomas R. Yeaw (28) R∴W∴Grand Chaplain
Alfred M. Cameron (14) R∴W∴Assoc. Gr Chap District
Mekawy E. Elmekawy (35) R∴W∴Assoc. Gr Chap-District
Michael H. Southern (23) R∴W∴Assoc. Gr Chap-District
Robert D. Lyle (47) R∴W∴Assoc. Gr Chap-District
Jason E. Greene (48) R∴W∴Assoc. Gr 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
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
Richard F. Lynch (1P) R∴W∴Grand Curator/Librarian
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
Jason M. Nystrom (6) W∴GMC-Southern District
Ralph W. Boone (28) W∴Grand Tiler

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Candidate Forums

Forums to be held at 7.30pm at Freemasons Hall, 222 Taunton Avenue, East Povidence RI. Forum cards must accompany the candidates to all forums. Sign-in time will be from 7.00pm to 7.25pm. Everyone must register. A Master Mason from the candidates lodge must accompany the candidates. Proper dress for all Candidates is Business Casual. If a candidate is not able to attend a Candidate Forum for any reason, contact the Director of Masonic Education to schedule a special forum. In the case of extreme weather conditions, the forum cancellation information will be at the Grand Secretary's office and will be indicated on the Jurisdiction Calendar. It is required that the lodge candidates have completed their particular degree in its entirety before attending that candidate forum.

 The dates below are set in the Blue Book are subject to change. Please check the Jurisdiction Calendar for the most current information.

Medical Center

If you are in need of medical equipment or have equipment you would like to donate contact: Br. Robert J. Allen, PGM on the Medical Equipment Center cell phone at 401.451.0184 or 401.246.0865.   You can also email us at medcenter@rimasons.org Read More

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The COLLEGIVM LVMINOSVM is a new lodge recently granted a Charter from within the Grand Jurisdiction of Rhode Island. Read More



"CH.I.P" as it is known throughout the Rhode Island Masonic community stands for the Child Identification Program adopted by the Freemasons of Rhode Island which provides a significant community service to the many communities in Rhode Island. Read More

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R∴W∴ Richard F Lynch Library and Museum

Our valuable resource for masonic artifacts and books from within our Jurisdiction and on loan from across the country. Read More

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Master Mason Rookie Award

The Master Mason Rookie Award is an official means by which we can achieve our membership goals Read More

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Passport Award Program

A Certificate and Award Pin will be presented to the Brother that successfully visits all RI Lodges Read more


New Wardens Workshop

The Wardens Workshop is designed to provide officers with insight about the responsibilities required of them Read more

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The Rhode Island Freemason

The Rhode Island Freemason is the bi-monthly publication of the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island. See past issues here Read more

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Grand Lodge Office

Grand Lodge of Rhode Island
222 Taunton Ave.
East Providence, RI  02914
P: (401) 435-4650
E: GrandLodge@RImasons.org

Grand Lodge Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30am to 4pm
Weekend: Closed

Please call (401) 435-4650 for additional help and assistance

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