Welcome To Aurora Lodge # 15 • Anchorage, Alaska

Aurora 15 2016 Officers:

Worshipful Master:
W Bro. Dave Oaks

Senior Warden:
W Bro. Jeff Wilson

Junior Warden:
Bro. Brad Kiefer

Secretary:
W Bro Rodney Young




Aurora Lodge meets at 15th and Eagle in Anchorage, Alaska.
The stated communications are held on the second Tuesday of each month with dinner at 6:30 followed by a meeting at 7:30
Most other Tuesdays, we meet for degree work or brotherly love and fellowship.
The first Saturday of each month at 9 am, we meet for breakfast at Kay's Family Diner. All masons and family members are welcomed to attend. Please also bring interested candidates for Masonry to the monthly breakfast meetings. 
All masons or prospective masons are cordially invited to attend and participate in the glow of the Aurora light.

Lodge History:

Aurora Lodge was formed as a Lodge for the South Side of Anchorage.  The original home was at the old Rabbit Creek fire station.

We shared the building with the Lions, Boy Scouts and other organizations.  Members were drawn from all over the Anchorage area.

Our first Worshipful Master was W. Peter Nilles.  Our first candidate to receive the three degrees and return his proficiency was Emilio Chaviano, a Methodist Minister, serving as a Chaplain in the U. S. Air Force.

During Grand Lodge, February, 1988 held at Nome, Alaska, we received our Lodge Charter.

Under the direction of W. Pete Nilles and W. William H. Lamb, II, the Lodge had started to grow, but as a result of the Bureau of Land Management action, we were forced during the term of W. Robert M. Davis to move from our Rabbit Creek location to 650 West International Airport Road.

In 2006 due to sale of the building at International Airport Road, it was necessary that we move again to our current home- the Masonic Temple at 15th and Eagle where three other Lodges reside.

The Masonic Temple is a hub of not only Blue Lodge activity, but also many of the appendant organizations meet and hold events there as well-  Including Scottish Rite, York Rite, Eastern Star, Amaranth, Job's Daughters, and Rainbow. We are very excited to be at our current location.

It is our distinct privilege to have as part of the original members three brothers who are now Past Grand Masters of Alaska, Most Worshipful Brother Les Little, Most Worshipful Howard N. Hobbs, and Most Worshipful Raymond L. Beaver.  It was with their guidance and assistance that we received our dispensation to operate.

The furnishings of our Lodge came from all over the country.  Most Worshipful Brother Les Little made the first chairs and pedestals for the East, West and South.  The original Alter was made by Brother James Pickney, Jr.  The first gavels the Lodge had were had crafted by R. W. Brother Joseph C. Boudraux of Sulfur Lodge #424 of Sulfur, Louisiana.  The original three lesser lights were carefully hand crafted by Brother Bob Mathis.

We are extremely proud of our Lodge and would be pleased to welcome you as a member or a visitor.

If you are going to be in the Anchorage area and would like additional information as to our schedule, feel free to contact our Secretary at (907) 743-9005.

Our 50 Year Members are:
Brother Lewis J. Beaty*
Brother Kenneth L. Schank

Our Honorary Members are:
 M. W. Brother Fred V. Angelton
Brother Perry Green
Brother Jerry Green
W. Brother Hazen Ricker*

* Deceased

Our membership is a very diverse group.  It include active duty military, pilots, attorneys, accountants, electricians, construction workers, government employees, small business owners, oil / gas workers, insurance and investment brokers, and others too numerous to mention as well as retirees.  With the wide range of occupations, we are a Lodge of Brothers who enjoy our fraternity and each other's company and the fellowship of visitors.

Aurora 15 Announcements

  • Installation of Officers- Saturday Dec 11 Installation will be next Saturday- Dec 11 at 4:00PM at 15th and EagleOfficers need to show up early(Around 6:00) this Tuesday before the EA Degree for ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2010, 9:22 PM by Dave .Oaks
  • EA Degree for Nov 23rd Rescheduled Due to current weather conditions- We'll need to hold off on the EA Degree we'd had planned for this evening.We've tentatively rescheduled it for NEXT Tuesday ...
    Posted Nov 23, 2010, 12:13 PM by Dave .Oaks
  • Scottish Rite Reception For The Grand Master Friday February 12th, the Anchorage Valley of the Scottish Rite will Host a reception for the Grand MasterThe reception will begin with dinner at 6:00pm, everyone is invited ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2010, 6:42 AM by Dave .Oaks
  • Stated Meeting- 9 February Stated Meeting 9 February- Grand Lodge will be discussed
    Posted Jan 31, 2010, 9:54 PM by Dave .Oaks
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