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Wayfarer Lodge #789 Charter


We, the GRAND LODGE OF THE Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of

Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Ohio

Convened and Assembled in the City of Akron, Ohio send Greeting:


Whereas, A Petition has been presented to us from Brothers  (List of members inserted here)



all Free and Accepted MASTER MASONS, stating that they have heretofore assembled together under a Warrant of Dispensation from The Most Worshipful Grand Master of Ohio; they therefore pray for a CHARTER extending and confirming unto them the rights and privileges of a regularly constituted LODGE

OF MASTER MASONS. And, whereas, the aforesaid petitioners having passed a proper term of probation, and exhibited to this GRAND LODGE satisfactory evidence that they have conducted the business of MASONRY agreeable to the original design:

     Now, therefore, be it known, that we, the GRAND LODGE aforesaid, reposing especial trust and confidence in the integrity and well-known attachment of the aforesaid petitioners to the sublime principles of MASONRY, as originally taught, and earnestly believing that the true INTERESTS of the INSTITUTION will be promoted by granting the prayer of said PETITIONERS, have CONSTITUTED and APPOINTED and by these presents do CONSTITUTE and APPOINT them, the said PETITIONERS and ASSOCIATES, a regular and constitutional LODGE OF MASTER MASONS, by the Name, Style, or Title of


Wayfarer Lodge, No. 789

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And we do hereby appoint

Bro. Jeffery L. Burton            Master;

Bro. Frank Lewis                    Senior Warden; and

Bro. Robert L. Jamison Jr.   Junior Warden;


Hereby giving and granting unto them, and their successors, full power and authority to assemble together as a Legal Lodge within the City____ of Akron, and State Aforesaid, on all lawful and proper occasions, to initiate good men and true, who may apply to be made acquainted with the sublime principles of the several Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason: also to make choice annually of a Master, Wardens and such other officers as are necessary for the due organization of a Regular Lodge, agreeable to ancient usage; to admit members; to collect funds for the relief of poor and distressed Brethren, their widow and orphans; to make by-laws and ordinances for their own government and to do and act all and singular, such matters as are proper and lawful to be done in such an assembly:


And, Furthermore, We do herby declare the rank and precedence of the said WAYFARER LODGE in the GRAND LODGE and elsewhere, to be from the Nineteenth day of September AD 2005 And we do hereby require the aforesaid constituted Brethren to attend the Grand Lodge at the Annual Communications thereof by their Master and Wardens or by their Proxies, duly appointed; also to keep a fair and regular record of all their proceedings and to lay them before the Grand Lodge when required: to be punctual in their annual returns, and in the payment of such sums as may be accessed for the support of the Grand Lodge. And  furthermore, we do herby enjoin it upon the said Wayfarer Lodge, to conform in all their doings to the Constitution, Laws and Edicts of the Grand Lodge, and on failure thereof, this Charter and the powers herein granted, as to be of no further validity.


In TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master and Grand Wardens, by the virtue of the high power and authority in us vested, have hereunto set our hands and caused the Seal of the Grand Lodge to be affixed at Worthington this Ninth day of September Anno Domini Two Thousand and Six (2006) and Era of Masonry, Six Thousand and Six (6006).




James M. Williamson    M. W. Grand Master

Michael A. Hines            R.W. Deputy Grand Master

Ronald L. Winnett          R. W. Senior Grand Warden

Charles R. Murphy         R. W. Junior Grand Warden

George O. Braatz,          R.W. Grand Secretary