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Welcome to Equity Lodge No. 591 - Free and Accepted Masons

We are a duly constituted Lodge chartered by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, which describes Freemasonry as
“a fraternity of brothers who share one common goal:
to help each other become better men”.

OUR MASONIC

PURPOSE

Freemasonry is a fraternity of brothers who share one common goal: to help each other become better men. We strengthen and improve our character by learning and practicing basic virtues of fraternal love, charity, and truth. Our principles extend far beyond our interactions with each other, and we strive to apply them to our daily lives. All who join Freemasonry must declare their belief in the existence of a Supreme Being, and practice their own personal faith, but the fraternity is neither a religion nor a place to worship. Rather, it is a place where men of all monotheistic creeds can meet and focus on the great truths of peaceful human interaction that are common to all religions.

WHO CAN JOIN?

To qualify for membership, a petitioner must be male, at least 18 years of age, one who believes in the existence of a Supreme Being, of good moral character, motivated to join for reasons unrelated to personal gain or profit, prompted by a favorable opinion of Freemasonry, desirous of earning knowledge and willing to conform to the ancient usages and customs of the fraternity.

HOW TO JOIN

Our tradition was to wait for you to seek membership entirely of your own free will and accord. Today, however, we allow our members to selectively invite men of good character, who will be a credit to our Fraternity. But this doesn't mean that you have to wait to be invited to join the Freemasons of Pennsylvania. Your interest is enough, if you meet the qualifications.

CONSIDER MEMBERSHIP

Every man has his own reason for wanting to be a part of the greatest fraternity in the world. Regardless of your reason, you will benefit from membership, because Freemasonry makes good men better. Look around this web site and you will find much about our history, purpose, and current day programs of education, character-development and charity.

Passport

Bring Your Equity Lodge Passport to Meetings

 

This passport will be a record of your achievement through the year of 2015. I encourage you to experience fellowship and maintain a record of your accomplishments in this booklet. Every time you attend a Masonic meeting, bring this passport with you. A Stewart/Officer will place a date stamp in the appropriate section of the passport every time you attend a meeting, helping you move toward completing your passport.

When you have completed the passport and the proper validations have been affixed, you receive recognition for your achievement.

Good luck as you go forward in your Masonic work.

What is Freemasonry

Benjamin Franklin
A Simple Charge to the Fraternity

Equity Lodge speaker for March

Warren Huff

Brother Warren E. Huff, PM is now retired after thirty years in planning, urban design and teaching. During his career he was the Deputy Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. At the Planning Commission he had also been the Director of Urban Design and Senior Planner for Center City.

While teaching at the Hope College, Philadelphia Center of the Great Lakes College Association, Bro. Huff was the instructor for the course The Architecture of Cities.

Bro. Huff was Chairman of the Advisory Board of Design at the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and served as a member of the Philadelphia Historic Commission and its Designation Committee. Bro. Huff has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Design and a Master’s Degree in Community Design from the Philadelphia College of Art at the University of Art.

Bro. Huff has been guest lecturer and design juror at more than 15 colleges and universities.

- Temple University, Architecture Department
- University of Pennsylvania, Architecture and Planning
- Philadelphia University, Architecture Department
- University of the Arts, Philadelphia
- Drexel University, Architecture Department
- Cornell University, Urban Planning Department
- Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Continuing Education Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (Real Estate Bar)
- State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forests, Syracuse, N.Y.
- Technical University of Nova Scotia, Dept. of Urban and Rural Planning, Canada
- New Jersey Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Newark, New Jersey
- Philadelphia Regional Future City Competition, Delaware Valley Engineers Week Council
- University of Bayreuth, Planning and Architecture Bayreuth, Germany
- Rowan University (Glassboro State), History Department
- Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto Canada
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dept. of Architecture
- Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA.

 

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