Last Night, Delta Lodge, under it's own charter, and St. Paul's-Algonquin Lodge, under the charter of St. Paul's Lodge, merged to become Delta Lodge A.F. & A.M., under the charter of St. Paul's Lodge. This event is the culmination of many months of effort by the officers and members of both lodges.
Following the opening of both lodges, Most Worshipful Harvey John Waugh, Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts, along with many officers of the Grand Lodge and a highly distinguished suite of Masons from throughout the Commonwealth, was received by Wor. Patrick H. J. DelVal, Master of Delta Lodge and Wor. Alexander J. Nicoll, Master of St. Paul's Algonquin. After being received, M.W. Waugh assumed the East, and proceeded with the Merger Ceremony. After the ceremony was completed, M.W. Waugh called the lodge from Labor to Refreshment.
Following Refreshment, Wor. Patrick DelVal assumed the East and received Wor. Timothy S. McGavin, District Deputy Grand Master for the Eighth Masonic District, along with a suite of distinguished Masons from throughout and beyond the District. R.W. McGavin then returned the East to Wor. DelVal, who then had the Installing Masters, Marshal and Chaplain presented to the East to commence with the Installation of Officers of the New Delta Lodge, now under the charter of St. Paul's Lodge. Wor. William Cullen III became the first Worshipful Master of the new lodge, with Wor. Lance Powers installed as Senior Warden and Bro. Jeffrey Bailey installed as Junior Warden. The future of Delta Lodge looks bright, with a young and engaged officer line, and a long, friendly history of two lodges that have taken the step to become one greater, stronger, more vibrant lodge.