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1st Quarter Update


Lodge Harry S. Truman held a Fellow Craft degree for Bro. Ian.

jan 7

MacArthur Lodge held their annual installation of office bearers. Bro. Ben was installed as Worshipful Master.

jan 23 (13)

Pusan Lodge held an Entered Apprentice degree for Bro. Jacob.

jan 23 (15)

Lodge Han Yang held a Master Mason degree for Bros. Roy, Eel-Hee, and Sunghoon.

jan 27

Lodge Harry S. Truman also held a Master Mason degree which was followed by a Burns Supper.

jan 30 (10)

The Widow’s Sons participated in the Yongsan Road Dragon’s Annual Polar Bear Run.

The Seoul Shrine Club met on Yongsan Garrison and elected their new officers for the year.

jan 30 (3)


The Right Worshipful Master of Lodge Han Yang, along with a small deputation, visited II Corinthians Lodge #96, Prince Hall Affiliated, Washington and Jurisdiction.

feb 5

Lodge Han Yang also had an Entered Apprentice Degree for Bros. Marc, Mike, and Greg.

feb 10

Bro. Keith returned his Fellow Craft proficiency at MacArthur’s regular stated meeting.

feb 16 (2)

Truman Lodge held an Entered Apprentice Degree for Bro. Harold.

feb 18

Lodge Han Yang got together at Little Cuba to enjoy some cigars and rum.

feb 20

Lodge Han Yang also said farewell to Bro. Lex, who had supported the lodge for several years.

Along with the District Grand Master of the Far East and Bros. Derek and Julien, I attended the 2016 International Scottish Masonic Conference in Penang, Malaysia. The District Grand Lodge of the Middle East held their Centenary Re-dedication, and I had the pleasure of meeting Bro. Charles, the Grand Master Mason of Scotland.

feb 27 (5)



As a way to inform traveling brethren of our presence, Lodge Harry S. Truman erected a banner outside the main gate of Osan Air Base, at the entrance to the Shinjang Shopping Mall.

Mar 3

The Right Worshipful Master of Han Yang played a very gracious host to Brethren visiting from the Grand Lodge of Japan.

Lodge Han Yang also did an Entered Apprentice Degree for Bros. Bertie and Valiant. Brethren especially enjoyed meeting visiting Bro. Darran from Danycoed Lodge #8127 EC, Caerphilly, Wales UK, who gave a very spirited and well done charge for the degree.

The Seoul Shrine Club made a contribution to the 2016 Seoul American High School Girls Athletic Sport Banquet.

mar 10

The Scottish Rite held their annual installation of officers.

Truman Lodge got a piano! The secretary is learning the songs to be used during ceremonies.

Truman Lodge also held a St. Paddy’s Day Party and Past Master’s Dinner.

Lodge Han Yang elected Bro. Sangmin as the new Worshipful Junior Warden.

mar 23

And finally, Pusan Lodge held a regular business meeting as well as a 1st degree practice which was supported by visiting brethren.

mar 26

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4th Quarter Update

On October 1st, II Corinthians Lodge #96 and Elect Lady of the East Chapter #54 did some community service and went to Seoul Station to feed the homeless.


On October 11th, the Scottish Rite Seoul Bodies held a breakfast and meeting in Yongsan.


On October 18th, Elect Lady held a charity fundraiser for Christ Love at HBC Music Fest


On October 19th, Truman Lodge fed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the orphanage in Songtan.

On October 22nd, Bros. Kyle and Sangmin were raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason at Lodge Han Yang.


On October 25th, the Widow’s Sons held their annual Task Force Smith memorial ride.


On November 1st, Lodge St. David #903 on the Rolls of the Grand Lodge of Ireland visited Seoul and Lodge Han Yang hosted them while they performed an Entered Apprentice degree.


On November 8th, the Scottish Rite held their Fall Reunion and Conferral.

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On November 15th, Bros. Taisoo and Kyle ran the Freemasonry information booth at the Yongsan Retiree’s Appreciation Day in Yongsan.


On November 22nd, Truman Lodge held their annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

In December Truman and Elect Lady both ran toy drives for orphanages, while Han Yang rang bells with the Salvation Army.

To finish off the year, Lodge Han Yang held their annual Christmas Party.

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September Update

On Saturday, September 6th, Truman Lodge held a 1st Degree. Bros. Patrick, Ben and John were initiated.


Also on September 6th, Elect Lady of the East Chapter had a going away party for Sis. Kim, Debra, and Bro. Amos. II Corinthians Lodge also bid farewell to some of their members.


On Saturday, September 13th, Elect Lady and II Corinthians also served food at the CYSS Event on Yongsan Garrison.

On Saturday, September 20th, MacArthur Lodge held their annual BBQ.

On Wednesday, September 24th, I had my first meeting as RWM of Lodge Han Yang.

Meanwhile, over at Truman Lodge, the brethren waited for the new EAs to return their proficiency while playing a few games of Left, Right, Center.


And on Saturday, September 27, Bro. Vivek from India once again graced our presence.


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Smoked Pig and Homebrew Thanksgiving

Lodge Harry S. Truman celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday by holding our annual dinner. This time we roasted a pig like we did last year, and in addition had a special treat in conjunction with the event. We successfully held the first-ever Korea Masonic Brew Meet (expats and nationals were also welcome to participate) on the same day.


We got a 100 lb pig that needed several hours to roast, so we started the night before. First we had to prep it for the roasting pit.

We spent a good 10 hours roasting that swine, and stayed up most the night doing so. It was a really fun time.

At around 1 p.m. the next day the guests came. There was plenty of roasted pig to go around, turkey, pie and homebrew as well.

What a great time had by all. Well done brethren.

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