Welcome to the website for Salem Lodge #4 in Salem, Oregon. Our lodge is located at 1625 Brush College Rd NW, Salem OR 97304. Our stated communication is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 P.M.
Worshipful Master James Bowers
We have a stellar group of men that have been elected and appointed this year and I look forward to being the Worshipful Master of this Lodge as we celebrate the 171st year Anniversary here in Salem,Oregon. I plan on keeping true the many traditions of this Lodge. It's the first constituted Masonic Lodge in the State and I’m proud to be part of the history.
To align with The Grand Master of A.F. & A.M of Oregon, my theme for this year is “Make a Difference.”
As Masons I would say that it's our duty to create long lasting friendships in Freemasonry and to serve our community with passion and purpose.
My goal is to make this Lodge a place where we can share peace and harmony among all of us. I hope this year I can give the members this Lodge what they expect from Freemasonry, working together to serve our community and support our traditional programs. Freemasonry is a powerful fraternity, understanding that being a Mason is truly a way of life, giving a man the tools and the support he needs to better himself, his family and his community.
Freemasonry is above all else a spiritual society with unlimited opportunities for service, personal improvement and enjoyment. Our Craft is so broad in its work and the scope that there is some aspect that is bound to appeal to someone. I hope I can continue to provide the guidance in Masonry and be the Lodge beacon of light this year.
I am honored to stand in the East and know that together “We can make a difference.”
Masonic labor is purely a labor of love. He who seeks to draw Masonic wages in gold and silver will be disappointed. The wages of a Mason are earned and paid in their dealings with one another; sympathy that begets sympathy, kindness begets kindness, helpfulness begets helpfulness, and these are the wages of a Mason." ~ Benjamin Franklin