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Congratulations to Bro. Brian Sanchez, Phylaxis Society’s newly appointed Indiana Council Representative!   Leave a comment

Newly appointed Associate Editor for The Phylaxis magazine and Phylaxis Society Council Representative for Indiana, Bro. Brian Sanchez, standing with PM John Aaron and PM Brian Hogan.


Congratulations to our own Bro. Brian Sanchez, Indiana’s newly appointed Rep. for the Phylaxis Society! The Phylaxis Society is an international organization of Prince Hall Freemasons dedicated to studying the life of Prince Hall, and researching the history of Prince Hall Freemasonry. It was designed to educate Masons about Prince Hall Freemasonry.

Bro. Sanchez became involved with Phylaxis after being introduced to it by South Carolina’s Rep., Bro. Bruce Benjamin. Upon becoming a member, Sanchez quickly presented to Phylaxis President and Council of Representatives President, on how the Phylaxis Society can improve its image, brand identity, and extend its reach among the brethren. This led to his appointment as the Society’s first Social Media Administrator. His dedication to promoting not just the Phylaxis Society, but Prince Hall Masonry in general eventually led to his appointment as Editor of the Phylaxis Council of Representatives newsletter, Associate Editor of The Phylaxis magazine, and most recently as the official Phylaxis Council Representative for the State of Indiana.

As Indiana’s newly appointed Council Rep., Sanchez hopes to not only spread further light in Masonry within Central Lodge, Central District , and throughout our jurisdiction, but hopes to attract more bros. into the Society. Bro. Brian Sanchez is another example of proactive brothers making a difference for the benefit of the craft, and we are proud to call him a brother of Central Lodge #1! To learn more about Phylaxis, visit www.thephylaxis.org.

Posted January 13, 2012 by Central Lodge No. 1 F&AM PHA in Congratulations

Congratulations to our newly raised Master Masons!   1 comment

Brothers Michael Alexander, Michael Warner, Rodney Underwood, Eugene Dooley, and Jason Breaux.

Congratulations go out to Central Lodge Brothers Michael Alexander, Michael Warner, Rodney Underwood, Eugene Dooley, and Jason Breaux, who were finally raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the Indianapolis Prince Hall Masonic Temple, home of Central Lodge No. 1. Continue to make us proud!!

Posted January 13, 2012 by Central Lodge No. 1 F&AM PHA in Congratulations

Congratulations to Central Lodge’s own Brian Hogan, 2011’s Worshipful Master of the Year   1 comment

WM Brian Hogan with MW Grand Master Darrel E. Morton, Sr.

WM Brian Hogan with MW Grand Master Darrel E. Morton, Sr.

The Indiana Prince Hall Grand Lodge’s 155th Annual Communication (held on July 22—24, 2011) saw Central Lodge’s own Worshipful Master Brian Hogan receive the award for 2011’s Worshipful Master of the Year for the Jurisdiction of Indiana. The announcement was made during that Saturday’s Grand Lodge/Grand Chapter Joint Awards Banquet, when Grand Lodge Public Relations Commission Chairman (and fellow Central Lodge No. 1 member) PM Randall Evans presented the award to Brian Hogan.
WM of the Year recipient Brian Hogan with 2009 WM of the Year recipient Randall Evans

WM of the Year recipient Brian Hogan with 2009 WM of the Year recipient Randall Evans


This proud achievement is made even more significant when considering that the most recent recipients of the Worshipful Master of the Year award came from our very Lodge: PM Randall Evans (2009), PM William B. Wilson (2007), PM Quantis R. Wiggins (2005), and PM Eric Slaughter (2003).

Congratulations, Brian Hogan, Central Lodge’s Worshipful Master of the Year!

Posted July 27, 2011 by Central Lodge No. 1 F&AM PHA in Congratulations

Congratulations to Central Lodge’s own PM William B. Wilson, Jr., duly elected 51st Grand Worthy Patron   1 comment

Central Lodge's own 51st Grand Worthy Patron, William B. Wilson, Jr.

Central Lodge's own 51st Grand Worthy Patron, William B. Wilson, Jr.


Those who attended Indiana Prince Hall Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star’s 123rd Annual Communication (held during the weekend of July 21st to the 24th in Indianapolis, Indiana) witnessed the election of Central Lodge’s own Past Master William B. Wilson Jr. as Indiana Grand Chapter’s 51st Grand Worthy Patron.

PM William B. Wilson, Jr., served as Central Lodge No. 1’s Worshipful Master in 2006, and was voted Worshipful Master of the Year that year by members of our Jurisdiction of Indiana.

We at Central Lodge No. 1 wish our brother GWP Willie Wilson a successful tenure, and we will undoubtedly offer all the support we can give him. Continue to make us proud!

You can send him your congratulatory messages on his Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1718627034

Posted July 26, 2011 by Central Lodge No. 1 F&AM PHA in Congratulations

Congratulations to Brian Sanchez, our newly-raised Master Mason   Leave a comment

Central Lodge No. 1 would like to congratulate our very own Bro. Brian Carlos Sanchez, who was raised to the Sublime degree of Master Mason this past Thursday, June 16, 2011.

Master Mason degree of Brian Sanchez

Newly-raised Master Masons Steve Downey of Fidelity Lodge No. 55 and Brian Sanchez of Central Lodge No. 1, with special guest William Ellis of Dalton Lodge No. 105.

Prince Hall Masonic Temple at 2201 Central Avenue was the site of the evening’s degree, with esteemed Masons representing various Lodges within and outside of Central District in attendance to show their support and Brotherly Love, including Southern Cross Lodge No. 39, Fidelity Lodge No. 55, and Trinity Lodge No. 18. Guests included Central District Deputy Grand Master Cornell Murrell, Grand Lecturer Charles Freeman, with a special visit from Bro. William Ellis of Dalton Lodge No. 105 and founder of BrotherhoodAprons.com.

Born in Manila, Philippines in April 17, 1977, Brian Sanchez moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of three. A devoted husband and father of two beautiful children, Bro. Sanchez moved to Indianapolis in 2010 to work for the Saturday Evening Post magazine as a graphic designer. His talents include graphic design, website design, and illustration, while his passions include philosophy, history, and spirituality. Bro. Sanchez was raised a Master Mason along with Bro. Steve Downey of Fidelity Lodge No. 55.

Central Lodge No. 1 is known for their near-impeccable degree work, but there was something in the air that evening that made the Degree Team out-perform even themselves! By the night’s end, the Central Lodge Degree Team received nothing but praise and compliments from all those who had the pleasure to attend.

SW David Bryant, who served as WM for the evening’s degree, had this to say:

“I would like to congratulate Bro Sanchez on receiving his 3rd Degree in Masonry, and thank my Degree team for an outstanding job! Central Lodge #1 has a long and proud history in regard to its degree work in this Jurisdiction…and brothas you let you light shine bright last Thursday night!! The “Bar” has been set!!”

Master Mason degree of Brian Sanchez

Newly-raised Master Mason Brian Sanchez, visited by Georgia's William Ellis of Dalton Lodge No. 105.

Posted June 18, 2011 by Central Lodge No. 1 F&AM PHA in Congratulations