Isaac Anim Dwamena

Dear Sir and Brother,
I bring you Fraternal Greetings from Ghana, West-Africa.
I am Bro. Capt Anim Dwamena, a MM of Ogua Lodge #69 under the Grand Lodge of Ghana.
I’m currently visiting my family in the Bronx and would be an honor to visit you as well. Hoping to hear from you. IGYW

Blake Thompson

I am happy to tell you that Pelham Masonic Historical was chosen for the 2018 Best of The Bronx Awards in the category of Community Centers. The Best of The Bronx Award was created to acknowledge the best businesses in our community.

For additional information please visit us at:

If needed for reference - your code is: DKMW-UBKT-S5YY


Blake Thompson
Best of The Bronx Awards

Jim Laverty

Thank you for your hospitality, Union Lodge 40 Danbury CT

Antonio Torres

To all my brothers of Pelham Lodge 712 just wanted to stop in and say hello. I miss all of you. I love seeing all the changes that the young brothers have brought to the lodge.
Keep up all the good work and hope to see you all soon.

Shadat Khan

Greetings brothers, I’m from a UK lodge & will be visiting family in the Bronx over Thanks giving, I would love to meet a couple of brethren for a coffee if anyone from lodge has time S&F

Ramon Rivera

Followed the instructions and sent an email requesting more information and explore joining as an option.
Look forward to meet some of you and hopefully learn more about it!

Miguel Rodriguez

Reason for this email is since a young boy i have had my eye and heart set to be a free mason but never knew how to join.

Hanson Cuthbert

Wonderful job on the website!!!

Enrique Oliveras

Good afternoon.

My names is Enrique j Oliveras.
For sometime ive had a huge interest in masonry.
To me masonry is a form alchemy.
To reach enlightenment and learn the secrets of mortality is one of my biggest goals. Hope to hear from you

Enrique Oliveras

Efrain Hernandez

Great job on the website.

Matty Frank

Beautiful job on the website!

W Gilberto Agosto

Nice job Brother!

Anita Mellusi

Hello, my husband, Joseph Mellusi, was a master of the Wyoming lodge 492 back in the 70's/80's. He passed away on July 1 and his burial will be on July 7th. As he was a mason and master of his lodge, is there anything specific that needs to be done with regards to his burial? I have his 2 aprons, one for the wake and one he is to be buried with. If you could please get back to me with any information, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,

Matthew DiPierro

Hi how are you, Yes I am very interested in joining if in fact I can my intellect, skills and loyalty can contribute to me actually benefit from joining . Not by fame but by money and enlightenment. Not to sound cocky, but I am not some idiot thats just going to join to look cool. Thank you in advance. you for reading I am 33 and live in NYC, NY . Just for you to get to know about me, here's my resume which I know says nothing about my character, so I attached a Summary about myself/Q and A I answered recently, my IQ and How I feel Earth came about.
Matthew DiPierro
1319 Hobart Ave. Bronx, NY 10461
Telephone: (718) 764-9365

Pace University – Bachelors Degree of Business Administration New York, New York
- Major: Marketing Awarded May 2007

Department of Labor - Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship Training New York, New York
- Served 3 Year Apprenticeship to become a Qualified Cement Mason Awarded June 2008
Certificate of Completion of OSHA Regulations Queens, New York
- Completed 10 Hour OSHA Course of Hazard Identification, Control & Prevention Awarded June 2008

Certificate of Completion of Scaffold Regulations Queens, New York
- Completed 10 Hour Scaffold Course of Hazard Identification, Control & Prevention Awarded June 2008

Formation of my own S-Corporation New York, New York
- Started my own company from the ground up. Awarded June 2013


International Cement Mason and Plaster Local 780 Queens, New York
- Cement Mason General Foreman/Concrete Finisher: June 2005-Present
• Assisted with site and construction management duties on multiple sites.
• Responsible for the completion of a layout design and production of site plans.
• Supervised general labor workers.
• Performed daily residential and commercial construction projects of buildings valued in millions of dollars across the New York Metropolitan area.

American Pride Contracting, Inc. New York, New York
- CEO and Founder of my own S-Corporation: June 2014-May 2018
• Utilized the skills I learned past jobs about forming Corporations and working construction to start my own Corporation.
• I formed the corporation on my own with no help from lawyers or accountants and did so with no bumps in the road.
• Basically, being the jack-of-all-trades for my business, my job duties included estimating jobs, overseeing jobs and all book keeping involved.
• Was in charge of all type of marketing for my company including creating business cards, websites, and personal relationships.
• Built the company up enough to the point I could pass it on to a family member and pursue a job that can challenge that me.

The Bank of New York Mellon New York, New York
- Hedge Fund Account Manager: May 2011-August 2013
• Responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of four Hedge Funds with portfolio assets of close to a billion dollars.
• Responsible for overseeing a team of five account administrators.
• Prepared and executed all trade documents when directed by my clients with same day turnaround of multi-million dollar transactions.
• Confirming and arranging payment of all subscriptions, redemptions and expenses.
• Acted as a liaison for my clients and fund managers from countries around the world regarding investments.

CAPEMS Company New York, New York
IT System Manager/Co- Founder June 2005-April 2011
• Made my own hours and managed to still grow the company while maintaining Full Time Jobs/Advancing Own Company.
• Managed IT/ 24 hours System Maintenance
• Developed and maintain databases, while ensuring high levels of data availability.
• Evaluated and advised on all technology components, such as software, hardware, and networking capabilities.
• Designed test data and constantly came up with data privacy solutions.
• Unit tested to make sure performance and solutions are meet with certain goals.
• Analyzed and interpreted internal customer data and external data sources to support business decision-making.
• Business Continuity Planning/ Business Solutions
• Mobile Device Management/ Risk Management Solutions/Cost Analysis

Tremont Group Holdings Inc. Rye, New York
- Marketing Analyst: September 2000- May 2005
• Monitoring and analyzing market trends.
• Exploring ways of improving existing products and services, and increasing profitability.
• Identifying target markets and developing strategies to communicate with them.

Centerplate Bronx, New York
- Concessions Supervisor for Yankee Stadium: April 2000- September 2000
• Supervision, coordination and review of work completed by inventory team.
• Manage inventory accuracy activities through cycle counting, report results and coordinate all scheduled and reactive cycle counts.
• Review of all inventory adjustments made to inventory as a result of cycle counts and work orders.

Genio's Trattoria Restaurant Bronx, New York
- Assistant Manager: September 1997- July 2006
• Planned and managed significant remodeling projects that enhanced the ambience of the facility.
• Planned menus, estimated beverage and food costs, and purchased inventory.
• Responsible in training employees to enhance customer service.


P.O.T.S (Part of the Solution) 2007-Present
▪ Giving back to the community by initiating strategic planning for the homeless.
▪ Participated in feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving.

Saint Benedict’s Church 2005-Present
▪ Decorate and Undecorated for every holiday

Computer: Advanced in Microsoft Office Suite, Epic, AS400, Eagle, Allscripts, Forms on Demand, Windows and Mac software and applications, System Managing, SPSS, Basic SQL Coding, Visual Basic, Epic, Oracle, Python, JavaScript, Perl, C, C Objective, HTML programming, etc.
General: Leadership abilities, Dedicated Worker, Strong Communicator, Skilled Listener, Team Player

Reference Available Upon Request

1.     How do I respond when I don’t get what I want?
I have everything I want that’s necessary in my life, the things I do not are not that important or I am working on and most of all the rest is in God’s Hands.

2.     How do I deal with negative people?
I DON’T, I’ll stay by myself.

3.     How much self-control do I have with things that I know are bad for me, but tend to indulge in?
100% Control, Doesn’t mean I use it lol . You only have one life enjoy it .

4.     How do I deal with inconvenient life situations? 
I walk away Unless it involves the well being of me or someone I love.

5.     How do I respond to situations that I have no control over?
I hate it, so I try to sty away from situations like that.

6.     How do I deal with negativity in my environment?
It depends how serious it is , if it involves the health of someone I love it is horrible.

7.     How do I deal with challenges in my life?
I conquer them and make more for myself , if you don’t you will live a boring life.

8.     How do I respond when plans change or plans get cancelled without my say so?
I hate plans , I like to just wing it.

9.     How do I deal with change? New job, new house, new lifestyle, new people, new rules, new technology…do I tend to avoid it, welcome it, fear it, like it, complain about it, stress out about it, worry about it?
New Job - I achieve.
New House - Happy.
New People - Not Good.
New Rules - Not Good.
New Technology - Learn it if it is useful.

10.  How do I deal with stressful situations? Do I tend to worry a lot? What else do I do?
I worry way to much.

11.  How do I respond to situations that force me to get out of my comfort zone?
I try to avoid situations I feel that will happen, If it happens I try my best.
12.  How do I deal with rejection?
There loss , Fu@&ing idiots.

13.  How do I deal with being misperceived or misunderstood?
If people misperceive or misunderstand me than they didn’t get to know me or if they know me and still act like that there jealous, envious, or are hype themselves up .

14.  How motivated am I to change my life for the better?
More motivated to make the lives I love around me better but come to the conclusion it starts with me.

15.  How much do I follow through on what I preach and talk about?
100 Percent

16.  How do I deal with emotional pain?
Horrible dealing with it.

17.  How do I respond when someone judges me, makes fun of me, or calls me names?
If someone JUDGES me lol. because I know my Heart , my Brain and my Morals so unless your GOD, you will be dead to me.
If someone CRITICIZES me from a person who knows more bout something than me , I Learn.
If someone CALLS ME NAMES OR MAKES FUN I that I care about I think aren’t we to old for this but whatever, Someone I don’t know I overreact.

18.   How do I respond when I make a mistake or when I fail at something?
When I make mistake I probably will learn and not do again .
I love failing everyday because if I m not than I am going through the motions of everyday life and not succeeding.

19.  How do I deal with other people’s mistakes and unpleasant behavior?
If they want help I help , if there unpleasant they re miserable fu@&’s so I walk away.

20.  How do I deal with uncertainty, the unknown or a future event that I have no control over?
Fun activities I love to be uncertain . When it come to important decisions I usually know the outcome because I practice , run every possibility in my head and if I still feel I am 30% uncertain not worth it.

21.  How do I deal with people who have hurt you in the past?
They are in the past who cares?

22.  How do I respond to obstacles, hardships, and “bad" things that happen in my life?
I Overcome and ask why.

23.  How do I spend my free time?
Spend time with loved ones and learn as much as I can to implement.

24.  How do I respond to new ideas and new ways of thinking?
I am always thinking of both if your not than I feel your in an eco chamber or a box and will never achieve anything.

25.  How do I respond to someone who is different from me or whose ideals and beliefs I don’t agree with or understand?
I try to converse so I get a new way of thinking and if it is that groundbreaking I will try to learn more about it.

26.  How do I respond to bad or inconvenient news?
I am used to it so pretty good.

27.  How do I deal with the violence, hate, and suffering in the world?
Hope I will be in a position were one day I could help on a massive scale for now I donate and volunteer.

28.  How do I recharge, rejuvenate, and replenish my energy?
I drink a 5 hour energy or go on vacation.

29.  How much do I prioritize spending time and energy on myself and on my passions?
It is number one because I spend time with those I love, I learn and learn so I can live a comfortable with minimal time making a lot of money.

30.  How fulfilling is my everyday life?
I have every necessity I need , it can only get better.

IQ - 145

Roland nowell

I am trying to get some information on my dad who I believe was a member to the Bronx lodge back in the fifties and early. Any information on where to look would be helpful. thank you.

Roland Nowell jr

Luis A. Reyes

Hello and greetings, I've been very interested in freemasonry for some time. I'm glad to see that there is also a lodge within my district area and that it is convenient for me in travelling. I would love to become a member of your fraternity and it would mean a great deal to me if I were to become a member. Also I love the website especially the page regarding the history of the lodge and of the bronx area which is included. I hope to get in contact with you guys very soon. Thanks. And farewell.

Miguel Diaz

Always felt I had what it takes to become a better man despite living with my strict moral standards. I guess I just felt the need to come and knock on your door to let you know.


My name is Mykal R. I’m just emailing you to inquire about you guys. I’ve always taken interest in getting to understand the brotherhood. If you guys have something available, I’d love to come check you guys out and get to know a little bit about freemasonry. Please email me back at your earliest convenience.
Best Regards,

Joe Zimmerman

very nice

Diane Walker Howard - Mayor pro tem - The City of Lithonia Ga.

My father Isaac Walker also called - Ike and Deac. and also my Great Uncle - Rayfield Walker also called Ray and Uncle Ray by many; were Masons. I have a picture the name on the banner is - UTOPIA - LODGE NO. 35. I was born in 1956 so it was around that time. At the time we lived at 1317 Franklin Ave, Bronx 10456. My Dad is sitting on the left side of - not sure the GM with the top hat. Then two other Gentlemen seated on the right. Ten Gentlemen standing behind all dressed appropriately. I haven't been able to find a Lodge by this name or number. Thanks for the history.

Carina Vasquez

Look forward to joining OES and getting to know all of the members of the lodge soon!!!


Would like. To become mason

Kwabena asamoah

wants to get in touch about becoming a mason.

randi valerio

greetings and salutation, I'm interested in speaking with whom it may concern about joining the fraternity.

Hanson Cuthbert

The Event's are amazing guys two thumbs up.

Joan Lockhart

While doing some genealogical research I was pleased to discover your website, which lists two of my great grandfathers as Past Masters. Joseph L. Lockhart, 1916 of the Guiding Star Angle, and Arthur A. Barr, 1919, as the first leader of the Master and Past Master Association. Thanks for keeping up the great work. (And we still have their Masonic swords and Arthur\'s apron in our family.) Joan Lockhart, Cape Cod

Edwin Nieves

Great site!

Joanne Shay, M.D.

Greetings. My Dad, Samuel H. Shay was a Mason, and I think he was a member of the Bronx Lodge. He died in 1985, and I know that some men from his lodge came to the funeral and did a ceremony in your tradition. The reason I am communicating with you is that I am putting together a book about his history, and I wonder if you would be able to send some record of his participation. He was proud to be a Mason. Thank you for considering. Joanne

Bobby Zigrest

Wonderful web site! What a great job!

Kevin Roy

Thank you for sharing this website

Jenielson Reyes

Very nice people at the lodge.

Roland Caulker

Great to be here,looking forward to next meeting.

Joseph Zimmerman

The site looks great, Good Job Taz

Gary Markus

Great so far.

Mohamed Kante

Hi,I'm Mohamed Kante,21,and student interested in joining the bronx lodge.
i'd like to know more about the lodge and contact some members of the lodge to who i can show my motives

best regards!!

Johnathan Crucey

Ive been reading about the masonic fraternity for a few years and I also have friends who are traveling men. I would like to become a mason to see the light.

Carlos Pena

Nice site


No need to congratulate me this is a great thing for all the brothers of the district.
That being said thank you my brothers all.......

Brother James Jones Jr


Miguel Ibarra

Great site!

Christopher Nieves

Great work WM

John Martin

Hi Brother
From St. Lucia

Leon Weinstein

congradulations to our web site Lets use it

Antonio Colon

Fantastic job.

Charles R. Serrano

New ideas bring Improvements, which brings brotherhood, which bring COHESIVENESS which bring SUCCESS. Well done and congratulations.

Bro. Charlie

Joseph Manzi

Please include the Wednesday July 19 Charity Ball Event. 6:30 pm City Island Masonic Temple. Special drawing be entered to win a $25 gift certificate (applied toward a charity Ball Dinner Dance ticket). For every Ad you bring in you get an entry

Aug 15 Charity Ball Event. 6:30 pm City Island Masonic Temple
Special drawing be entered to win a $25 gift certificate (applied toward a charity Ball Dinner Dance ticket). For every Ad you bring in you get an entry

Bring your Ads and Boosters

Jay Werner

Hello Brothers

Charles krugler

Good to see the update

Edwin Berroa

Great job on creating this awesome site

Robert Goicochea

Nice, very nice..Finally some improvements.

Taris Delgado

The website is looking good.... Bronx strong, all day long.

James Jones Jr

Hey my brothers, hope all is well! The BX is the best!

Erik LaMarca

The Beautiful Bronx

Richy bennet

Best of luck brother

Bro. Michael Russo

Greetings Brothers!

Anthony B Colon

Hello My Brothers!
Great site Taz, keep up the good work. My illness has taken a toll on me this past 2 years, but I hope to make it out more in the future. God bless you all and Keep to the East!

Frank mercado

Nice job brother can't wait to see it done

Steven Rosen

Good luck with the website

Michael C Jachimczyk

Nice website Brothers!

Emilio Velez

well done I like it

Brother Gilberto Agosto, Jr

Awesome improvement!

Carlos Esteves

Great job!!! Keep up the great work!!!

Marty Wattenberg

Dear Bro. Taz,
So far I think it's great --------Looking
forward to more of this site--may have more info on history of Hebron Lodge-- Marty

Edward Garcia

It's looking good W:.Fuentes. Keep up the great work,
R:.W:.Edward Garcia DDGM Of The Beautiful Bronx Disrict.

R. W. Martin Richards

Congratulations on being selected as the Webmaster for the Bronx District. I know you will do an outstanding job.

Tony Taz

Looking good so far....... :)