Information about Freemasonry

There seems to be an endless amount of information about Freemasonry on the internet, so it would impossible to fully describe the organization in this limited space.  Here is one of our favorite quotes that may give you some insight -

 "Freemasonry is an organized society of men symbolically
applying the principles of operative masonry and architecture
to the science and art of character building." - Charles C. Hunt

Ionic Lodge #31 A.F. & A.M.

1406 Wilmington Road, New Castle, DE  19720

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Information about Ionic Lodge #31

Our monthly meetings are the 1st Thursday of every month, except July and August.  We confer degrees on different days of the week, so click on the tab to the left for our schedule to see what we have planned.

2017-2018 Lodge Officers

Lodge History

After many hours of due diligence to the cause, Past Masters Len Strycharz (CFL on 7/23/2005) and Jim Duck created a detailed history of Ionic Lodge #31. The first sections were originally penned by our Charter Master, Ed Livermore, who was instrumental in chronicling the early history of the Lodge. The PDF file chronicles each Master's year and the major events which took place. The Lodge History is a PDF file and is rather large, but it is certainly good reading. We are proud to have this valuable information available on-line for future generations - please take a look at our Lodge History.

Ionic Lodge #31 A.F. & A.M.

P.O. Box 7240

Newark, DE 19714-7240

copyright © 2018 Ionic Lodge #31 A.F. & A.M., New Castle, Delaware USA


Worshipful Master       W. Bryan Irwin      


Senior Warden           Joseph K. Walus


Junior Warden           Charles L. Porter, Jr.


Secretary               W. David Pudvan PM


Treasurer               Kenneth Fowler      


Asst. Secretary         Robert Betton


Asst. Treasurer         Giovanni Maiorano


Senior Deacon           William Pepper


Junior Deacon           Michael Swain 


Senior Steward          Bud Skinner


Junior Steward          Walter Fraser 


Marshal                 Charlie Wolfe

Tiler                   Dan Saienni Sr.


Chaplain                TBA


Organist                James R. Hall 


Orator                  Fred M. Palmer      

Chartered November 4, 1950

We are now located at 1406 Wilmington, Road, New Castle, DE  19720