Broken Arrow Lodge #243 AF&AM is organized under a Charter granted by the Grand Lodge of the State of Oklahoma AF&AM. The Lodge was originally organized under the Grand Lodge of the Indian Territory. On December 25, 1903, the lodge met Under Dispensation. On August 10, 1904 it was chartered under the Grand Lodge of Indian Territory and was designated Lodge #141. Roscoe S. Plumlee was the first Worshipful Master. In 1907 the Indian Territory and the Oklahoma Territory were combined into the State of Oklahoma. Shortly thereafter the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma Territory and the Grand Lodge of the Indian Territory merged to become the Grand Lodge of the State of Oklahoma AF&AM and the Broken Arrow Lodge number was changed to #243.
Historically, many of the earliest lodges in Oklahoma were formed by Native Americans. Broken Arrow Lodge is proud of the involvement of the Native American tribes in Freemasonry and has many members who are of Native American decent.
The Broken Arrow lodge has been located on the same square block in downtown Broken Arrow since its inception. It currently owns the building at 117 W. Commercial St. Broken Arrow, OK located in the Historical Rose District. A short lodge history is available for download below. Digitized Oklahoma Grand Lodge Proceedings from as early as 1874 can be found here in the Archives of the George Washington Masonic Memorial.
W:. Ronald Shoaf - Worshipful Master
Steven W. Shaw - Senior Warden
Keith Dunn - Junior Warden
W:. Floyd L. Hudson - Secretary
W:. Scott A. MacDonald - Treasurer
W:. Richard Lamar - Trustee - Expires 2021
W:. Jim Parham - Trustee - Expires 2020
W:. Alan Hart - Trustee - Expires 2019
Spencer E. Adams - Senior Deacon
Andrew Vaughan - Junior Deacon
Brandon Plute - Senor Steward
Chris Ashby - Junior Steward
Jay McCormick - Tyler
W:. Michael D. Maxey - Chaplain
Two other masonic organizations are an important part of the Broken Arrow Lodge:
Eastern Star - an adult organization for both men and women.
Rainbow Girls - an organization for young ladies.
Vitruvian Lodge #557 also meets in our building on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Please check the calendar on the home page for dates and times for the meetings for these organizations. You can also obtain more information on these organizations by calling the Lodge Secretary at 918.251.9282.
Additionally, there are other Masonic organizations that you may wish to join after becoming a Master Mason. Click here for a list of these organizations.
"Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them." Matthew 7:20.
The Broken Arrow Lodge participates in several programs which help the local community. Those organizations include:
In addition to these organizations and activities, the lodge participates in various community activities throughout the year such as Rooster Days and Night Out Against Crime (Halloween).
Finally, many of our members are also part of other masonic organizations such as Shriners International (Shriner's Hospitals for Children) and Scottish Rite (Rite Care Clinics) and York Rite (various charities).
Additionally, the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma is heavily involved in charitable functions throughout the State of Oklahoma.
Each year, the Lodge honors students and teachers from Broken Arrow and Union School Districts. The Broken Arrow awards presentations are performed at the beautiful Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center.