Liverpool Syracuse Lodge No.501, the Friendly Lodge, is on the move once again. Under current and past leadership the Friendly Lodge has instituted the much needed, timeless practices of Free Masonry within the walls at the Lodge in the beautiful village of Liverpool, NY.
Looking at the Lodge Calendar you will see the many activities going on within the walls of the Lodge. Not just Masonic, but social and community activities as well. Fraternities provide men with many areas of development, through leadership, community service/philanthropy, academics, as well as social interaction.
The Brothers and public who have taken serious study into this fraternal order know that men belonging to the Masonic order through out history have contributed to the betterment of it countries and societies. We at Liverpool Syracuse take the work we undertake very seriously. Besides the many activities we undertake we actively support two youth fraternal organizations.
“The DeMolay is an organization dedicated to preparing young men to lead successful, happy, and productive lives. Basing its approach on timeless principles and practical, hands-on experience, DeMolay opens doors for young men aged 12 to 21 by developing the civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills so vitally needed in society today. DeMolay combines this serious mission with a fun approach that builds important bonds of friendship among members in more than 1,000 chapters worldwide.”
Liverpool Syracuse Lodge strongly believes that all young men belonging to such a fraternity as DeMolay will rise as pillars in their communities and contribute to a better society for all. This group is an opportunity for all, not just Mason’s sons and grandsons, but to the community’s sons and grandsons as well. We deeply encourage all to follow the links and explore what is offer to the young men of this and your community.
Liverpool Syracuse also supports the Acacia Fraternity (http://www.acacia.org/). The Acacia Fraternity was founded in 1904 by Master Masons. Once all Acacia pledges had to be Free Masons. As young men under the age of 21 started to enter college, and with men having to be 21yrs or older to join the Free Masons, Acacia’s lifted this restriction so pledges could pledge the Fraternity.
Even though the Acacia Fraternity waved this requirement they still closely followed the principals of the Free and Accepted Masons. This college fraternity:
Stresses Academic Achievement
Academic achievement should be the first and foremost priority of all university students. It is also central to the mission of Acacia Fraternity, whose chapters stress academics above all else. Moreover, the Acacia Fraternity Foundation assists deserving Acacians with cash scholarships — over $200,000.00 in scholarships and educational grants were awarded by the foundation during the 2002-2003 academic year
Acacia Fraternity is dedicated to building leaders by providing a wealth of leadership opportunities for their members. From social issues to academic, business to philanthropy, the Acacians of today are the leaders of tomorrow.
Help Better the Communities in Which They Reside
Their motto is “Human Service,” and they take it very seriously. As member of Acacia Fraternity you will have ongoing opportunities, through structured community service programs, to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Acacians Value Fitness and Knows how to have fun too!
Liverpool Syracuse Lodge also encourages all readers of this page who has sons or grandsons entering college and will be pledging a fraternity to approach the Acacians; they will not go wrong.
Trustee – W.’. Robert Bowles