509 George Washington Hwy N
Chesapeake, VA 23323-2009, US
Phone: 757-487-3665
Email: 178secretary@gmail.com
Lake Drummond Masonic Lodge
No. 178
compass and square
A. F. & A. M.

Stated Meeting: 2nd Thrusday @ 7:00 PM
Dinner: 2nd Thursday @ 6:00 PM
Work Nights: Every Other Thursday as Announced @ 7:00 PM
Refreshments: With Work Nights @ 6:00 PM

The Brethren of Lake Drummond Masonic Lodge No. 178, would like to welcome you to our web site. Inside you will find information about Freemasonry in general, but more especially, Lake Drummond Lodge. Here at Lake Drummond Lodge, you can find updated event calendars, a digital version of our Trestleboard, a beautiful photo gallery, a list of our current officers, and many other tools and options.
For those of you interested in Freemasonry, feel free to contact any of our lodge offices. Their contact information can be found under the District Events Calendar.
Click HERE to see what the Grand Lodge of Virginia A.F. & A.M. has to say to those interested in the Craft.
Lake Drummond #178 Lodge Sport Polo Shirts

Sizes small- 3XL for $30.00 along with various Masonic items for sale in the Showcase in the Social Hall

What is Freemasonry?

There is no secret about who we are and what we do. We are good men trying to improve our lives through Faith, Hope, and Charity. We help our communities, fellow man, serve our country, and protect our family. A simple one line answer doesn't exist to describe Freemasonry. Freemasonry is an ancient organization that seeks to make good men better through a system of morality and ethics applied by the use of symbolic images of ancient operative masonry. Freemasonry is NOT a religion. Religious beliefs are NOT discussed in Lodge, but through the use of symbols and allegories, Freemasonry teaches equality of man and the value of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.

Freemasonry teaches and practices charity towards all who are less fortunate, while Freemasonry is NOT a religion. It is religious in the sense that Masons revere God, the Great Creator, and urge every man to attend a place of worship of his choice.

Freemasonry is universal in the sense that it does not dictate what God a member must believe in, but a member must profess belief in a higher being, for no atheist can be made a Mason.

How Do I Become a Mason?

To Be One You Must Ask One! To become a Mason a man must: apply of his own free will and accord and with an open heart. Neither invitations nor solicitations are made to prospective members. If a man is interested in joining he should ask a Masonic friend, who will guide him in the right direction.

The requirements for membership are that you be a man of good character and reputation; that you be a peaceful citizen, and one who guards against intemperance and excess; and that you are one who respects genuine brotherhood and the general good of society. Freemasonry requires a belief in a supreme being.

Each applicant for membership must be vouched for by two members of the Fraternity who are in good standing and know the applicant and can vouch for his character and his reputation. In addition the applicant must be elected by a unanimous ballot. For more on become coming a Mason visit the Grand Lodge of Virginia.

Our Lodge
Current Officers
This area of the website will introduce you to Lake Drummond's officers for the current year. Contact information and a picture is provide for your convenience. Please feel free to contact any Officer for information regarding Masonry.
Worshipful Master
Paul Alfred Wotring
Senior Warden
William Earl Phelps, Jr.
Junior Warden
Thomas Adam Drake
Senior Deacon
Marshall Worth Tatem, Jr.
Junior Deacon
Bradley Aaron Phelps
Senior Steward
Robert Earl Allen
Junior Steward
David Allen Maple
Raymond Gordon McEvoy, PM
Kyle William Strickland, PM
Gregory Thomas Gustafson
Christopher Andrew Allsbrook, PM
Rodger Dale Jones
Associate Treasurer
William M. Mutter, PM
Associate Secretary
Henry Patton Strickland, PM
Associated Chaplain
Richard A. Studebaker
Associate Marshal
Edward Jesus Corona
Associate Tiler
Charles Royce McCoy