Regular Masonic Lodges do not recruit, membership is requested by those interested. We've placed many answers to common questions on our FAQS page. The following video is also a good resource for those interested in the age old question, "What is Freemasonry?".
Installation and investment
Annual Installation and Investment is just around the corner! 24-26 August are the dates. If you plan to attend any of the ceremonies or banquets, contact the respective WJWs of each Lodge.
Thursday 24 August 2017
15.15 hrs appr. - Arrive at Lodge premises
15.30 hrs - Installation of Pusan Korea Lodge No. 1675
18.00 hrs appr. - Depart Lodge premises
20.00 hrs - Installation Banquet at Hotel
Friday 25 August 2017
09.05 hrs - Depart by KTX train to Cheonan-Asan
13.15 hrs - Arrive at Lodge premises
14.00 hrs - Installation Meeting of Rose of Sharon RAC No 878
1730 hrs - Installation Meeting of Lodge Harry S Truman 1727
1900 hrs - Installation Banquet at Keystone Lounge, Noyang-ri
22.00 hrs appr. - Depart Lodge premises
Saturday 26 August 2017
11.00 hrs - Transfer by coach to Seoul
15.00 hrs - Assemble at hotel lobby
15.15 hrs - Transfer to Seoul Club
16.00 hrs - Installation of Lodge Han Yang No 1048
19.00 hrs - Installation Banquet at Seoul Club
22,00 hrs - Return to Hotel
Sunday 27 August 2017
11.30 hrs - Transfer to Incheon Airport
13.00 hrs approx. - Arrive Incheon Airport
15.10 hrs - Depart
The WJW is accepting donations to purchase beer kits! Please visit the Lodge's PayPal link and make a donation for your favorite kit. When you donate, include a note with the URL for the kit you'd like to have him purchase. The Lodge's Brew Crew would prefer to purchase from Midwest Supplies, but will oblige requests from other websites.
Saint patricks day
Please join us for our annual Saint Patricks Day event on 18 March 2017! We expect to have some Irish Ales available from our Truman Brew Team, so bring your favorite mug if you like! Connect to our Calendar to stay up to date on events.
It's time again for Burns night! Join us for a night of revelry as we celebrate the birthday of Brother Robert Burns, the great bard of Scotland! If you have a favorite Burns poem that you'd like to recite, please let the Worshipful Junior Warden know when you arrive. Please see this URL for the general running order for Burns Night. If you're unable to attend, but would like to donate, we thank you!
Thanksgiving Pig & Turkey Roast
It's time for the annual Thanksgiving Pig & Turkey Roast out at HST 1727 on 19 November! Bring yourself and guests for a great time. Pit cooked whole pig, different styles of turkeys, and other sides will be available. For directions, see the directions page.
It'll be another busy year at Truman Lodge! Please make an effort to support your Lodge, even if you're afar. This PayPal donations link will take you to a page where you can make a donation. If you don't use PayPal, but would still like to donate, please coordinate via email with the Treasurer at: email@example.com
Mark Master Mason Degree
There will be a joint Mark Master Mason Degree on Saturday, August 6th. Breakfast will be served at 0800 and the Lodge will tyle at 0900.
If you are a Master Mason from a Scottish Constituted Lodge, you are eligible to receive this degree.
The Mark fee is 50 GBP or KRW equivalent.
For all those brethren who already have their mark (including those who received it in chapter), please come out and help with the degree.
Anyone wishing to join the Rose of Sharon Royal Arch Chapter can also do so on this day. There will be 2 degrees conferred: Excellent Master and Royal Arch Mason.
Fee for those who have the mark and wish to join the Royal Arch is 275 USD or KRW equivalency.
Cinco De Mayo
Saint Patrick's Day Event
The Saint Patrick's Day party was an outstanding success! The Brethren who assisted, and the WJW, again proved that HST Lodge hosts some of the best events in town.
DaVinci Studios took great photos of some of the Past Masters!
Proper Lodge Attire
At a minimum, proper attire during the summer months is a collared shirt and slacks (khakis, dress pants). During the winter months, proper attire is a dark suit for members and visiting Brethren.
There is a caveat for Office Bearers. During Degree meetings any time of the year (EA, FC, MM, MMM), Office Bearers wear a Truman Suit, Prince Charlie outfit, Argyll semi-dress, or full Highland Dress. During regular business meetings, Office Bearers should, at a minimum, wear a dark suit.
There is another caveat for Miliary Brethren. If you're active duty military, and unable to change clothes in time for Lodge, you may wear your Uniform of the Day, provided you remove the rank insignia whilst inside the Lodge room.
For details on obtaining the proper Lodge uniform, please visit the Proper Attire page.
Burns Night is Upon Us!
The evening of 30 January will be our annual Burns Night Dinner celebration! See the flyer for details and costs. Yes, in true Scottish fashion, there will be a piper! If you have a favorite Burns poem that you'd like to recite, please let the Worshipful Junior Warden know when you arrive.
The video of "Ode to the Haggis" from 2016 Burns Night is now available for download!
Our Lodge is growing and we will outgrow our building in a few years. Our intention is to purchase land and build our own Freemason's Hall, but that will take significant funding. We are working toward making this a reality for the future of Freemasonry in Korea. We need your support! Please help us by making a donation. You may also click the PayPal donate button on the righthand navigation.
Take care, and God Bless!
Truman Lodge Magazine
Please take a moment to read the Truman Lodge Magazine! The Secretary will continue to publish these on a regular basis. If you have an article or education piece you would like to contribute, please contact the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange inclusion.
Truman Lodge History
Our Lodge has an interesting history, have a read!
We're selling a few items, check 'em out at the Truman Lodge Store! We're quickly outgrowing our current building, so these proceeds directly help us with our Lodge building fund!
Looking for some knowledge? Check out the documents page for loads of public domain essays, books, and individual research documents!
If you’re a FC, EA, or Applicant, please come out to “off-Thursday” harmony. We meet up for harmony and fun on nights that we don’t have a scheduled meeting. These nights are also perfect to get clarification, coaching, and advancement material assistance. Feel free to bring in some food for the Brethren too!