Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Lodge History

In December 1987, the idea of forming a lodge in the Columbia, Maryland area was the brainchild of Past Master (PM) Maceo Boston Jr., PM Tommie S. Kirk, Brother Walter E. Fernandez, and Brother David H. White. They noticed that there were many Brothers in the Fort Meade, MD area that were not affiliated with any Lodge in the area, dropped from the rolls, or just inactive for one reason or another. The four approached Special Deputy Grandmasters Shelton D. Redden and LeRoy A. Lassiter with their vision of a Lodge in Columbia, MD.

In February 1988, an energetic group of young men comprised of PM Maceo Boston, PM Tommie S. Kirk, Walter E. Fernandez, Robert W. Criss, Moses Hollins, David H. White, James Prioleau, (Current Most Worshipful Grand Master) Melvin M. Thorpe, and Ira Mayfield assembled at the Four Winds Noncommissioned Officers Club on Fort Meade. At this meeting came the stimulus, the Lodge’s name, and the paperwork that would get the lodge off the ground. Officers were appointed with the understanding that an Election be held immediately after a Charter was received. Appointed Chartered Officers were Worshipful Master Walter E. Fernandez, Senior Warden Robert W. Criss, Junior Warden Ira Mayfield, Secretary Maceo Boston Jr., Treasurer Moses Hollins, Senior Deacon David H. White, Junior Deacon Melvin M. Thorpe, and Tyler Marshall Smith. At a subsequent meeting, other interested Masons joined the vision to establish a Lodge in Columbia.

The Lodge worked toward building its coffers and making a name for itself. Several small successful fundraisers were held. Being under dispensation was good news. Everything was in order for a Charter. In August 1988, at the Annual Grand Lodge Session, held at Solomon Island, Maryland, Maceo Boston Jr. Lodge No. 145 received its Charter from The Honorable Samuel T. Daniels, Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Maryland. Election of Officers immediately followed resulting in the Chartered Officers retaining their offices. PM Tommie Kirk supervised the Lodge’s first class of Master Masons that consisted of Carl Lee Johnson, William H. Robinson, and Clifton Veney.

Since the Lodge’s inception, 20 Worshipful Masters have served. The membership of the Lodge has grown from 25 to a current membership of 65. The Charities of Maceo Boston Jr. Lodge No. 145 are varied and include assisting individuals and local churches, donating supplies to the Howard County General Hospital and food to the Howard County Food Bank and awarding scholarships through the David H. White Scholarship Fund.

News and Events

Bull Roast & Fish Fry 2018

Maceo Boston Jr. Lodge No. 145 is pleased to present its Annual Bull Roast & Fish Fry Fundraiser. This is a cabaret-style BYOB affair from 7pm – 12am, May 5, 2018 at Salaried Employees…

30 Year Anniversary

Come celebrate with Maceo Boston Jr. Lodge No. 145 on September 15, 2018 from 6pm to midnight as we celebrate 30 years of community service. We will be celebrating at the Blue…

LaffOutLoudFRONTcopy

Laff Out Loud

Maceo Boston Jr. Lodge #145 presents: Laff Out Loud Comedy Show. Featuring comedians from the Bad Boys of Comedy, Def Comedy Jam, and BET Comic View – Tony Woods and Brooklyn…

comedy-and-crabs

Comedy & Crabs

Maceo Boston Jr. Lodge No. 145 is pleased to present its 2nd Annual Charity Fundraiser, a Father’s Day Event. Comedy & Crabs. All you can eat crabs featuring funny man Timmy…

anniversary-picture-3

25 Year Anniversary

Come celebrate with Maceo Boston Jr. Lodge No. 145 on September 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm as we celebrate 25 years and honor our two living founding members, The Honorable Melvin…