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.

2016-2017 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 © 2017 Ionic Lodge #31 A.F. & A.M., New Castle, Delaware USA


Worshipful Master       Eric L. Thompson    


Senior Warden           W. Bryan Irwin


Junior Warden           Joseph K. Walus


Secretary               W. David Pudvan PM


Treasurer               Giovanni Maiorano   


Asst. Secretary         Phil Parke, Sr.


Asst. Treasurer         Craig M. Cannon PM


Senior Deacon           Charles L. Porter, Jr.


Junior Deacon           James Scalia  


Junior Steward          Marsalis Warren


Senior Steward          David Pepper  


Marshal                 Michael Swain 

Tiler                   Bud Skinner


Chaplain                William Pepper      


Organist                James R. Hall 


Orator                  Fred M. Palmer      

Chartered November 4, 1950

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