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

1406 Wilmington Road, New Castle, DE  19720

Ionic #31 Railroad Degree - held on Sat May 20, 2017



The 2nd Annual Ionic #31 Railroad Degree (in conjunction with the Wilmington & Western Railroad) was a HUGE success.  For those who have not attended, special attention was given to creating a mobile lodge room with railroad-themed accents: authentic lanterns were used by the Altar; special door knockers were created; even the Gavels were specially made for the occasion by welding railroad spikes together, each being rapped on an engraved section of steel rail.  Many of the Officers (dressed in engineer bib overalls) were wearing wireless microphones so that they could be heard by everyone. 


It has been a rain or shine event, and this year we again lucked out with plenty of “shine”.  Food was served at the station before boarding the train.  Ionic’s own Most Worshipful Grand Master Dale T. Irwin conferred the MM Degree on his friend, and the Lecture was given by Bill Held, Jr. PM.  It was a great day, and we had over 140 Masons from 6 states in attendance. So MANY people were involved behind the scenes to make it a success and their efforts are GREATLY appreciated.  Plans are already in the works for next year’s event.


THANK YOU for your interest and support!




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

P.O. Box 7240

Newark, DE 19714-7240

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Chartered November 4, 1950

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