Collington Masonic Lodge No. 230 A.F. & A.M.

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History of Collington Lodge No. 230

With the rapid development in the 1960's in the Bowie - Glenn Dale areas of Prince George's county, two groups began holding meetings about the possible formation of a Masonic lodge in the area.

One group was in the new Belair section of Bowie that was under development by Levitiz & Sons and the other group was in Glenn Dale.Brothers Albert Miller and Fred L. McKee in 1962 advertised in the local paper about starting a Masonic Club in Bowie. This was but the mustard seed and moving slowing at first, it was not until March 30, 1966, when seven masons organized the Masonic Lodge Organization Committee. Bro. William H. Sorrell, Jr. was elected chairman. In the midst of organizing, the Bowie group discovered a similar group in Glenn Dale headed by Bro. Stanley R. Bice and guided by Past Master George E. Anderson. On April 21, 1966 the two groups met and decided to combine their efforts and began working together.

Bro. Sorrell and fourteen members of the organization committee met on May 26, 1966 with Grand Master Edward R. Saunders, Deputy Grand Master W. Norman Penn, Grand Secretary Gerald M. Pine and Bro. Harrison R. Mosely, Chairman of the Grand Master's Committee on Dispensations and Charters, and discussed the possibility of forming a lodge in Bowie. After discussion and agreement on the technical and legal requirements, the meeting was adjourned.

On June 13, 1966, the organizing committee submitted a Petition for Waiver of Jurisdiction and Permission to Form a New Lodge to the nearest existing geographical lodge, Birmingham Lodge No. 188 in Beltsville. The petition was unanimously approved by Worshipful Master Beverley G. Fonda and Birmingham Lodge. On June 14, 1966 a Petition For a Warrant to Work Under Dispensation was signed by seventy-two masons, and being recommended by Birmingham Lodge, a dispensation was issued June 16, 1966 to assemble a lodge to be known as Collington Lodge, Under Dispensation (U.D.). The Collington name came from a crossroads community in the Bowie area.


Regular Events

Regular Meetings:
7:30 pm - first & third Tuesday

Officers Practice:
7:30 pm - Every Monday
(all Master Masons invited)

Collington Lunch Bunch:
11:30 am - Every Wednesday
(all Masons invited)
Meets at Comfort Inn, Rt. 50 & 301

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