Temple Lodge No. 11

Officers

 David J. Conly, III, PGSB  Worshipful Master
 Alison F. Manns, Jr., PM  Senior Warden
 James F. Peirce III  Junior Warden
 Robert W. Carroll, PSGS  Secretary
 Alison F. Manns, Jr., PM  Treasurer
Clinton D. LeMasters, Jr.  Senior Deacon
Kevin D. Finch  Junior Deacon
 Clinton LeMasters, Jr.  Senior Steward
Michael A. Meiskin  Junior Steward
Albert J. Lefranc  Chaplain
 John Demsey  Tiler

Past Masters

David J. Conly, III, PM2016-2020 Lynn A. Spayd, PM2015
 David J. Conly, III, PM2014 Lynn A. Spayd, PM2013
 Lynn A. Spayd, PM2012 Lynn A. Spayd, PM2011
 Lynn A. Spayd, PM2010 G. Rex Bonnewell, PM2009
 G. Rex Bonnewell, PM2008 G. Rex Bonnewell, PM2007
 Lynn A. Spayd, PM2006 Lynn A. Spayd, PM2005
 G. Rex Bonnewell, PM2004 Harold J. Dilks2003
 Lynn A. Spayd, PM2002 Lynn A. Spayd2001
 C. Ronald Sommerville, PM2000 G. Rex Bonnewell, PM1999
 G. Rex Bonnewell, PM1998 G. Rex Bonnewell, PM1997
 G. Rex Bonnewell1996 William J. Littel, PM1995
 C. Ronald Sommerville1994 John Losten, PM1993
 John Losten, PM1992 John Losten1991
 David J. Conly III, PM1990 David J. Conly III1989
 Alison F. Manns, PM1988 Alison F. Manns1987
 William J. Littel1986 Robert W. Carroll, PM1985
 Howard E. Brecht, PM1984 Howard E. Brecht, PM1983
 Howard E. Brecht1982 William E. Stees, PM1981
 William E. Stees1980 Alvin N. Saylor1979
 Charles C. Schilling1978 Robert W. Carroll1977
 William J. Czarnecki1976 Dwight W. Duncan1975
 Raymond A. Meitzler1974 John Betts1973
 Frank C. Biesinger, Sr.1972 George Kuba1971
 William J. Littel1970 Charles M. Allmond III, PM1969
 Charles M. Allmond1968 Carl R. Jackson1967

History

Three outstanding Past Masters of Temple Lodge No. 11 have had the distinguished honor to serve as Grand Master of Masons in Delaware during the most recent fifty year history.

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PGM Charles E. Daniels was the ninth Grand Master from Temple Lodge to serve as Grand Master of Masons in Delaware, and was elected in 1960. In addition PGM Daniels served for many years as the chairman of the Grand Lodge Committee on Jurisprudence.

     PGM Lousell S. Jeuell, who served for many years as the Grand Instructor, became the tenth Grand Master from Temple Lodge when he was elected in 1970. PGM Jeuell was particularly instrumental in cementing strong Masonic bonds with the Grand Lodge of Virginia.

     PGM William J. Little became the eleventh and most recent Grand Master to serve the Grand Lodge from Temple Lodge No. 11 when he was elected Grand Master in 1979. PGM Little was particularly instrumental in cementing strong Masonic bonds with the Grand Lodge of New Jersey. He served as Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Delaware in 1994.

     All three of these outstanding men and Masons have earned their rest and joined the Celestial Lodge above. Their service continued a distinguished list of eight other Past Masters of Temple Lodge who have served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Delaware. Few other Blue Lodges within the Jurisdiction have equaled the total of eleven Grand Masters that Temple Lodge are proud of the support Temple has provided and continues to provide the Grand Lodge of Delaware.

     PGM William J. Littel’s contributions to Temple Lodge and to the Grand Lodge of Delaware have been broadly recognized and are particularly noteworthy. Past Grand Master Littlel founded the annual Brotherhood night gathering and dinner, thereby cementing strong bonds with neighboring Grand Lodges. This keystone event has grown significantly since its inception in 1970 and now includes visits from as many as ten Grand Lodges. PGM Little also distinguished himself and the Lodge by serving as Worshipful Master in four successive decades, 1963-64, 1970-71, 1986-87, and 1995-96. In addition he served as Secretary of Temple Lodge for almost twenty years. No other Past Master in the almost 200 year history of Temple Lodge was as dedicated and active in the quarries of Temple Lodge as was PGM Littel.

     Most recently, Temple Lodge No. 11 was extremely proud to invite Grand Master Wayne D. Mower III and his staff to lay the date stone in recognition of the completion of the Christian music and education facilities expansion at the Hockessin United Methodist Church with more than 200 in attendance. Several Past Masters of Temple Lodge contributed tirelessly to the construction project and it has proven to be a positive example of employing the tenants of Masonry within the community. Members of the church, the construction contractors, and the local community have witnessed “Masonry at its finest” as the project proceeded with unusual harmony and agreement.

     Finally, there is a little known activity within Temple Lodge that would be well to emulate in all Lodges within the Grand Jurisdiction. Each year when the annual dues bills are mailed, Temple Lodge provides an opportunity for members to voluntarily contribute to the Temple Lodge Charity fund. It is not unusual for contributions to the fund to exceed the total funds collected for their dues. These funds are used by the Lodge to support Masonic Charity needs within the Lodge, within the Grand Lodge, and within the many other Grand Jurisdictions within the United States. Temple Lodge members have been and continue to be truly generous in their support of Masonic Charity.

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