Mt. Verstovia Masonic Lodge

The Sitka Masonic group (officers photo on right) is involved in a wide variety of activities throughout the year.

The Masonic Temple, located at the corner of Lake Street and Halibut Point Road, has a Stated Communication and dinner every month of the year except July and August. They are held on the first Thursday of each month, except February, when the meeting is moved to the second Thursday. Each meeting is preceded by a dinner at 7:00pm; ladies and guests are always welcome. The Stated Communication is held at 8:00 pm that same night.

Br. Eric Swanson
Worshipful Master


The Sitka Scottish Rite Club sponsors a breakfast in the lodge once a month, September through June, usually on the third Sunday. The Club also provides the traditional Maundy Thursday dinner and Easter Sunday ceremonies.

The Sitka Shrine Club is also very active. With meetings held on the Thursday following the Masonic Lodge at differing locations throughout the city, the Shriners are easily spotted by their colorful fez headgear that is worn at public occasions. Throughout the year the club keeps very busy with fund raising activities to help support the Shriners Childrens Hospitals. The Shriners can also be seen every fall as active participants of the Sitka Alaska Day Parade.

The entire Masonic family in Sitka gets together as a group for an annual picnic in July. All Masons, their families and guests are welcome.

Every year the Sitka Masonic Group (The Mt. Verstovia Masonic Lodge, The Sitka Shrine Club and the Sitka Scottish Rite Club) awards one or more $4,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from Sitka H.S. and/or Mt. Edgecumbe H.S.  This year, 2013, three such scholarships were given. Each candidate presented an essay to the committee for their consideration on “What it means to be an American”.  Their essays are available here as a PDF file.

Mason logoMt. Verstovia Masonic Lodge

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Officers for 2014

Worshipful Master

Br Eric Swanson
907 747 3416
swanie@ptialaska.net

Senior Warden

Br Ed Phillips
907-747-5423
good_guy1953@yahoo.com

Junior Warden

Br. Jerry Neel
907-747-9317
lracneel@yahoo.com

Treasurer

Br Mike Kernin
907 747-7819
mkernin@yahoo.com

Secretary

WB Thomas Brown
907-747-5686
pottertom71@yahoo.com

Senior Deacon

VW Br Darrell Windsor
907 738 4046
dwindsor@gci.net

Junior Deacon

W Br Charlie Wileman
907 747 5764
sitkachas@yahoo.com

Marshal

vacant

Chaplain

Br Tyler Eddy
907 747-3313
alaskaphotos@hotmail.com

Senior Steward

WBr John Bahrt
907 747-8590
No e-mail

Junior Steward

Br Bob Purvis
907 747 0574
jpurvis@acsalaska.net

Scottish Right Club logoSitka Scottish Rite Club

Officers for 2014

President

Jack Ozment
907 966 2231
jozment@gci.net

Vice President

Charles (Charlie) Wileman
907 747 5764
sitkachas@yahoo.com

Secretary

Thomas (Tom) Brown 32°
907 747 5686
pottertom71@yahoo.com

Treasurer

Bert Stedman 32°
907 747 8905
bstedman@gci.net

Almoner and Personal Representative to the Illustrious Dale Cain

Ken Creamer 33°
907 747 8903
k.creamer@gci.net

Sitka Shrine Club fezSitka Shrine Club

Officers for 2014

President

Noble Darrell Windsor
907 738 4046
dwindsor@gci.net

Vice President

Noble Jerry Neel
907-747-9317
lracneel@yahoo.com

Secretary

Thomas (Tom) Brown 32°
907 747 5686
pottertom71@yahoo.com