Appelate Links

Laurel Wreath Lodge has long been home to a number of Masonic appelate bodies and, in fact, our Laurel Brothern have been involved in the founding of most local chapters. Those of longest standing are the York Rite's Zeredathah Royal Arch Chapter #35, Royal Arch Masons and the Laurel Council #22, Royal and Select Masters which were founded respectively on November 13, 1900 and December 12, 1951. Subsequently Laurel Chapter #75, Order of the Eastern Star was chartered on November 21, 1925 and has ever since worked closely to the mutual advantage with Laurel Wreath Lodge. To the foregoing were added Bethel 51, International Order of Jobs Daughters on January 25, 1958 and the White Shrine of Jerusalem #1 on April 21, 1972. Bethel 51 unhappily had to lapse just recently and merge with Bethel 59 in Bowie. Besides being members resident bodies many Laurel Wreath Lodge Masons belong to St. Elmo Commandery Knights Templar York Rite, Albert Pike Consistory Scottish Rite, Bouni Shrine Temple and Almas Shrine Temple and their affiliated clubs and units.
Freemasons do not stand alone. Today, masons who were raised at Laurel Wreath Lodge are members of several other Masonic bodies. Without the support of the family Masons wouldn't receive the full benefits that the fraternity offers. There are a number of organizations which Freemasonry associates with, supports, or is directly involved in for women, young women, and young men helping to establish the same Masonic values throughout the household. These are but a few of the honorable organizations available.
Grand Lodge of Maryland
http://www.mdmasons.org
Maryland Masonic Homes
http://www.mdmasonichomes.org

http://www.yorkrite.org

http://scottishrite.org

http://www.shrinersinternational.org

http://www.demolay.org
The DeMolay International organization is dedicated to helping prepare young men from the ages of 12-21 to lead successful, productive, and happy lives. Basing its principles on timeless precepts, DeMolay opens doors for young men through civic awareness, personal responsibility, and leadership skills that are so vital in today's society. Combining the importance of this objective with a fun approach helps build bonds of friendship that will last a lifetime. This program is a great introduction to a Masonic lifestyle.

Some DeMolay Alumni:

Walt Disney, John Wayne, Walter Cronkite, football Hall-of-Famer Fran Tarkenton, legendary football coach Tom Osborne, David Goodnow, and many others.

http://www.iojd.org
This is the largest fraternal order in which both men and women can be members in the world. It is a social order, but like Freemasonry, it is not a religion. The stated purposes of the order are: Charitable, Educational, Fraternal, and Scientific.
D.C. Circle Club of Master Masons
Meetings held on 4th Thursday - 8:00 p.m at Elks Lodge #1778 in Riverdale, MD

The Laurel Temple is home to several masonic organizations as well.

Patmos Lodge No. 70 Ancient, Free, and Accepted Masons
Meetings held on 2nd & 4th Tuesdays - 7:30 p.m. at Laurel Wreath Masonic Lodge
http://www.patmos70.org

http://www.easternstar.org
This is the largest fraternal order in which both men and women can be members in the world. It is a social order, but like Freemasonry, it is not a religion. The stated purposes of the order are: Charitable, Educational, Fraternal, and Scientific.
Meetings held on 1st & 3rd Thursdays - 7:30 p.m. at Laurel Wreath Masonic Lodge

https://www.gorainbow.org
Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide girls with the tools, training, and encouragement to build confidence and self-assuredness. They provide a safe, fun, and caring environment where responsible, older girls can interact and mentor younger girls through family involvement. Members participate in fun activites focused around chariable work, public speaking, and the Lessons of Rainbow to enhance the lives of those around them as well as themselves.
Meetings held on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays - 7:30 p.m at Laurel Wreath Masonic Lodge