Justice Lodge No. 457 Announces Inaugural Meeting

The charter members of Justice Lodge No. 457 – Kansas’ newest lodge – announced their first meeting will be held in Abilene on May 28, 2011 with a festive board following.

The lodge will convene using the facilities of Benevolent Lodge No. 98, with the permission of the Benevolent’s Masonic Temple Board.  According to the invitation issued by the charter members of the lodge, the first meeting will be a business meeting, to include “installing the appointed officers, accepting petitions, and such other business as may come before the Lodge.  The highlight of the meeting will be a masonic education session given by W:. Michael Halleran, Master of Justice Lodge, Guards Posted at the South, East, & West: Kansas Masonic Lawmen.”

As the first affinity lodge since territorial days, Justice Lodge  limits its actual membership  to forty-five  Master Masons who are past or present Law Enforcement Officers, which include federal, state, county, or city law enforcement officers, federal, state, county, or city corrections officers, and past or present federal, state, county, or city prosecutors.

According to the invitation, “as a courtesy to our members and guests, and in profound reverence for the sacred tenets of our Order, we enforce a dress code.  Lodge officers shall wear tuxedos; members and guests shall be properly attired in tuxedo or dark business suit and tie.  As a traveling lodge we do not have “courtesy” or communal aprons.  Members and guests should bring their own Masonic apron to wear.”

Regular Masons in good standing are invited to attend.

Invitation to Inaugural Meeting of Justice Lodge