November- December 2021


Greetings From The Members


Genesis #88 Masonic Lodge



We are .............


Pompton Lodge #246

(Dated April 18, 1927)


Alexander Hamilton Lodge #222 (Dated April 21, 1921)

Ivanhoe Lodge #88

(Dated January 23, 1868)


Haledon Lodge #169 (Dated January 24, 1895)

Hope Lodge #124

(Dated January 18, 1872).


Together we are
Genesis Lodge #88


Free and Accepted Masons
Warrant Dated April 28, 1994.


Our Mission


The Mission of the Freemasons is to engage and inspire good men, who believe in a Supreme Being, to live according to the Masonic tenets of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.


Value Statements:

  • Freedom - Freemasons champion the liberties and values outlined in the founding documents of the United States.  

  • Integrity - Freemasons strive to be honest, truthful and reliable, living in an honorable and upright manner.

  • Tolerance - Freemasons embrace diversity of opinion, religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences. 

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WB Michael Emerson        Secretary

(C) 908-989-0104






Meeting Times and Location


Regular Communications


Second and Fourth Wednesdays

Dinner at 6:30pm

Opening at 7:30pm


Genesis Masonic Hall

15 Hamburg Turnpike, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442





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On This Day In Masonic History


November 1

On this date in 1922, the cornerstone of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, in Alexandria, Virginia, was laid in a Masonic ceremony.


November 4

On this date in 1752, George Washington received his Entered Apprentice degree in Fredericksburg Lodge in Virginia

November 21

On this date in 1838, the Grand Lodge of Arkansas was formed

November 22

On this date in 1991, Jerry Marsengill was killed in an automobile accident. He was a very active Freemason, editor of the Philalethes magazine, the Royal Arch Mason magazine, and Past President of the Philalethes Society.

November 25

On this date in 1813, the Articles of Union of the United Grand Lodge of England were signed

November 26

On this date in 1737, a letter to the editor appeared in the New York Gazette newspaper, criticizing the secrecy of Freemasons and the words of the obligations' penalties (as disclosed in a previous exposé of Freemasonry). This appears to have been the first antimasonic effort in the colonies that became the United States.

November 28

On this date in 1884, Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, in London, England, the first research lodge in the world, received its warrant.

On this date in 1911, Franklin D. Roosevelt (U.S. President 1933-1945) received his 3rd degree.

December 4

On this date in 1807, Most Worshipful Brother Prince Hall, the first African American known to have received the Masonic degrees in America, died.

December 5

On this date in 1730, Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette included news about several Lodges of Free-Masons meeting in that "province." Franklin was not yet a Freemason when his newspaper printed this item.

December 8

On this date in 1858, the Grand Lodge of Washington State was formed

December 9

On this date in 1999, the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of D.C. voted to recognize the Grand Lodge of D.C.

December 12

On this date in 1787, the Grand Lodge of North Carolina was organized

December 14

On this date in 1994, the United Grand Lodge of England issued a statement that it found the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, the source of all Prince Hall Masonry in the United States, to be regular and deserving of recognition.

December 15

On this date in 1779, American Union Lodge, a traveling lodge under the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, met and proposed that George Washington become the General Grand Master of Masons in the United States. There is no evidence that Washington ever heard about this, and no evidence that he ever held any Masonic position other than Master of a lodge (and no evidence that he attended this lodge while he was Master, or possibly ever).

On this date in 1874, the Grand Lodge of Wyoming was formed

December 16

On this date in 1786, the Grand Lodge of Georgia was organized

December 17

On this date in 1867, the Grand Lodge of Idaho was formed

December 18

On this date in 1786, the Grand Lodge of New Jersey was organized

On this date in 1799, George Washington's funeral was conducted in Masonic fashion, at Mount Vernon, Virginia

On this date in 1843, the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin was formed


December 22

On this date in 1753, the Royal Arch degree was conferred in Fredericksburg Lodge in Virginia. This is the first unquestioned evidence of the conferral of this degree.

December 26

On this date in 1972, Harry S. Truman, former President of the United States, Past Grand Master of Missouri, and a very active Freemason, died. He had requested a Masonic funeral, but instead the government, which handled the details, permitted a short Masonic ceremony during the funeral service.


December 27

On this date in 1783, the Grand Lodge of South Carolina was organized

On this date in 1813, the Grand Lodge of Louisiana was formed

On this date in 1813, Grand Officers and Brethren of the United Grand Lodge of England consummated the union of the Moderns and Ancients into the UGLE

December 30

On this date in 1837, the Grand Lodge of Texas was formed