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.

WM Edward Phillips
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.

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Officers for 2017

Worshipful Master

WM Edward Phillips
907-747-5423
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Senior Warden

Br. Jerald Neel
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Junior Warden

Br John "Bob" Purvis
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Treasurer

W Br Christopher Lyon
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Secretary

VW Br Ken Creamer
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Senior Deacon

Br Noah Shepard
907-738-4196
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Junior Deacon

Br Tyler Eddy
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Marshal

W Br Charlie Wileman
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Chaplain

Br Samuel Pointer, Jr
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Senior Steward

Br Jack Greenhalgh
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Junior Steward

WB Thomas Brown
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Tyler

Br Robert Olsen
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Scottish Right Club logoSitka Scottish Rite Club

Officers for 2017

President

Ed Phillips 32°
907-747-5423
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Vice President

vacant

Secretary

Thomas Brown 32° KCCH
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Treasurer

Jerald Neel
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Almoner and Personal Representative to the Illustrious David Worrel, Deputy of the Orient of Alaska.

Ken Creamer 33°
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Officers for 2017

President

Noble Jerald Neel
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Vice President

Noble Darrell Windsor
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Secretary

Noble Thomas Brown
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