My Brother,

How far does your Cable-Tow extend?

While there are great speculations and interpretations in conjunction as to its symbolism, I believe the answer is as simple and powerful as when it was first considered within our glorious Craft.

It is symbolic of the attachment to our solemn obligations. It is metaphorical of our Masonic birth, that tether that leads us from darkness to light as we Entered the Lodge. But as we “press on and advance within its halls,” Masonry informs that the morality taught to us by allegories and symbols will unfold before us. The Cable-Tow has been, and will always be, an emblem of the bond of Love which unites us “in the ties of union and friendship.” But how long is your Cable-Tow?

It is not gauged by mathematical length or distance. It is measured by word and deed. The equivalent to the amount of sacrifice a Mason will extend for his Brethren.

There are times we hear, as we grow within and beyond the Lodge, our Cable-Tow becomes shorter, as an inference that we are to devote more of our resources toward the Brethren and the Craft.

I believe it is quite the opposite. As we expand our influence, the Cable-Tow must, in fact, should become longer, that we may reach further and higher to the detriment of our Brethren. The propensity to shorten our Cable-Tow, withdraw ourselves from our solemn obligations that erected our stance, guided our hands, and imbued our hearts with truth and wisdom before the altar, becomes easier over time until we no longer remember how simple it was to devote ourselves regularly.

There are the exceptions, of course, as related to family, neighbor, and vocation. We must learn to stretch the length of our Cable-Tow further and further every day. That elastic bond, or “bungee-cord,” will draw less and less, shove us beyond our comfort zone, and help us to exemplify the maxim of reciprocity; to “do unto others as we would have others do unto us.”

Fraternally Yours,
WM John G. Koratzanis, Jr.


Monday evenings continue as practice nights for officers and candidates. All Brethren are welcome.

March 7th - Fellow Craft Degree - DRESS: FORMAL - Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner 7:30 pm

March 19th - EMERGENT COMMUNICATION and Game Dinner Night with MW Grand Master Dieter B. Hees at Harmony Temple - 6:30 pm

March 21st - Regular Meeting - 7:30 pm

April 4th - Regular Meeting - 7:30 pm

April 7th - Masonic Cornerstone Laying Ceremony at the Coast Guard Cape May Base - 8 am

April 8th - Marker Stone Laying at the Grave Site of Earl F. Sutton, PGM - 9 am

April 9-13th - Annual Grand Lodge Communication at Bally's. Atlantic City, NJ -

April 18th - Regular Meeting - 7:30 pm

April 21st - H.T. Dewey Lodge and the 23rd Masonic District will hold the James Gaul Charity Sporting Clay Shoot -

May19th - Sunrise Lodge 1st Annual Beefsteak Dinner - Open Event $40 per person 7:30 pm


July 7th-13th A Cuban Adventure - 2018-2019 Grand Master Roger Quintana Trip to Cuba


Please check your dues card as we still have many Brothers who have not paid for this year. 2018 Dues are due now!

Degrees, Examinations & Petitions

Awaiting Entered Apprentice Degree

Awaiting Fellow Craft Degree

Brandon Scott Kopenhafer

Steven P. Pribula

John Zack, Jr.

Awaiting Master Mason Degree

William Jon Biedeback

Jeffery C. McElwee

Awaiting Entered Apprentice Exam

Allen E. Barlett

Awaiting Fellow Craft Exam

Awaiting Master Mason Exam

Edwin C. Brooks

Morris Ligoski

Brad J Stantella-Fiqueria

Steven Vitable

Kenneth Gross

William I. Herman

William LaCouture


Daniel Fusco

Jesse James Urban


Ballot for Membership

Sunrise Officers 2018

John G. Koratzanis, Jr. (Joy) | Worshipful Master

Bro. Kevin Rutzler | Senior Warden

Bro. Earl W. Campos | Junior Warden

R.W. Denis W. Johnson, Sr. JGD | Treasurer

W.B. Theodore Karagias PM | Secretary

Bro. Jack Steinhauer | Chaplain

R.W. Neal E. Bottomley | Senior Deacon

Bro. Robert Rohan | Junior Deacon

Bro. Paul Dobrolovich | Senior Master of Ceremonies

Bro. Anthony Bartolini | Junior Master of Ceremonies

Bro. John Lippincott, Jr. | Senior Steward

Bro. John Lippincott, Sr. | Junior Steward

Bro. William Porter | Marshal

Bradley W. Steinhauer | Organist

D.W.B. John F. Curran | Historian

W.B. Todd "MOOSE" Murray | Tyler

Committees for 2017


RW Michael L. Tucker, PDDGM Emeritus

Bro. Jerome Gertner

RW Vincent Etzel DDGM


RW Joseph McCann PGC

WB Rich Crosby PM

RW Robert T. Bell, Jr. SGD


MW Dieter B. Hees - Grand Master

DWA Bro. Christopher Heale


RW Michael L. Tucker PDDGM Emeritus

RW Vincent E. Etzel DDGM

WB Dennis W. Johnson


RW Michael L. Tucker PDDGM Emeritus

WB Roy J. Becker-Rowley

WM John G. Koratzanis, Jr.


WB Roy J. Rowley - 3 years

WB Todd Murray - 2 years

WB Jon Hess, Sr. - 1 years

20th Masonic District Association

Meetings prior to DLI -

Months to be announced


MW William H. Bernman PGM

RW Joseph Herx PDRI

Alfred Sherman PDRI

Robert J. Stewart PDDGM

Living Past Masters

1968 James L. Sprague

1970 Lawrence McGavin

1971 Dennis O. Staer

1977 William Asay

1978 RW Joseph Dias PGC

1978 William C. Wisse

1980 Bruce Cripps, Sr. ***

1981, 90, 93 WB Raymond T. Rowley *

1982 Mark B. Lewis ***

1983 Douglas Bartell

1987-88 RW Robert Fuhrmann, PGC

1989-1996 Theodore N. Karagias

1991 RW Michael L. Tucker, PDDGM ***

1993 Francis Carlevale, Jr.

1995 RW Michael V. Caputo, PDDGM, PGO

1997 RW Arthur Bouder, Jr. PGC *

1997 Joseph Diaz PGC ***

1997 Ronald W. Holt

1998 Daniel H. Langhirt

1998 RW Earl W. Etzel, Jr. JGS *

1999 George W. Paffendorf, Jr. *

1999 Harry L. Anderson *

2000-01 RW E. James Gertsen - Aide to the GM

2001 A. Wayne Klokis ***

2002 John A Tilton

2004 MW Dieter B. Hees - Grand Master

2005 John J. Keating

2006 RW Joseph C. McMann PGC

2006 RW J. Philip Divinagracia PDDGM

2007 Vincent E. Etzel DDGM

2007 Morris D. Sussman ***

2008 Richard T. Crosby

2008 Mitchel A. Gertner ***

2009 RW Robert T. Bell, Jr. SGD

2009 Richard Gendreau ***

2010 David N. Olsen

2011 RW Neal E. Bottomley GC

2011-12 John J. Dester III *

2012 RW Joseph S. Schwartz, Jr. Secretary to the GM

2013 Dennis W. Johnson

2014-15 RW Jon Hess, Sr. DRI

2016 Todd Murray

2017 Roy J. Becker-Rowley

2018 John G. Koratzanis, Jr.

Most Worshipful, 20th DDGM, 20th DRI

Grand Master of Masons NJ

Most Worshipful Dieter B. Hees

100 Barrack St. Trenton, NJ 08608-2005

20th Disrict Deputy Grand Master

Right Worshipful Vincent E. Etzel

20th District Ritual Instructor

Right Worshipful Jon E. Hess, Sr.

Charity, Blood Bank and Learning Center

20th Masonic District Charity Foundation

Right Worshipful Jefferson R. Driscoll, PGC

(609) 296-0615

20th Masonic District Blood Bank

Worshipful Brother Robert Caffyn, PM

(609) 296-0615

(609) 290-7566

Northfield Learning Center

200 New Road Northfield, NJ 08225

Right Worshipful Joseph T. Mezzina, PAGM

Meeting Nights & Worshipful Masters of the 20th Masonic District

Harmony Lodge #18

1st and 3rd Tuesdays

WB John Lord

Mariners Lodge #150

2nd and 4th Mondays

WB Peter Rahtjen

Sextant Lodge #286

1st and 3rd Tuesdays

WB Robert Kircher

Sunrise Lodge #288

1st and 3rd Wednesdays

WB John G. Koratzanis, Jr.

Tuckerton Lodge #4

2nd and 4th Tuesdays

WB Christopher Fatovich

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