The History of the Masons and Eastern Star in Williamstown

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The History of the Masons and Eastern Star in Williamstown

On Saturday, March 25th, 2016 at the Williams Masonic Lodge a lecture about the  history of the Masons and Easter Star was presented.  Attendees questions were answered by members of these storied organizations.   View the lecture here:Masons and Eastern Star Lecture

The lecturers included:

Martha J Stohlmann

Martha was encouraged to join the Rainbow Assembly in North Adams as a young girl.  She became a Past Worth Advisor and received the Grand Cross of Colors from the Grand Assembly.  She became Worthy Matron of Franklin Chapter and also of Naomi Chapter.  In 1996 Martha was chosen to be Grand Esther of the Grand Chapter of Mass., and in 2007 was chosen to be a Deputy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter.

Worshipful Sir Knight Eric Chenaille

Eric has been a mason for almost nine years.  He is a 32nd degree of the Knights Templar of Bennington, VT.  Eric is currently the Master of Williams Lodge, serving in his fourth consecutive year.  He is a Dad advisor in Demoly and was Chapter Advisor for four years.  Eric is also the Membership Chairman for the 30th Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.

Right Worshipful Craig A. Pedercini

Chief Pedercini has been a Mason for 14 years.  Craig is a Past Master of Williams Lodge (2011 and 2012). He is currently serving as the District Deputy Grand Master for the 30th Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.  Craig is a Shriner with the Melha of Springfield and the Berkshire Shriners.  He is also the Fire Chief for the Williamstown Fire District.