From the Secretary's Desk

Our WB Gary Allen Ingvardsen, (Master 1995-1996) passed away on April 26, 2021.
Soft, and safe to thee, be thy resting place, Worshipful ...

Master's Message

To all Members, Family and Friends;

I am very delighted to announce the directive by the Most Worshipful Grand Master Chris Coffman, as of April 1st 2021; even though we cannot conduct meetings in our lodge at this time, we will conducting our Stated Meetings via Video Platforms (Longview lodge will be using Zoom app.) Our regular meeting times, per our By-laws, are 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 7:30pm. Our Most worshipful Grand Master has declared that all meetings will be opened on the 1st Degree in Ample form, so we can conduct business; further, that no esoteric work will be allowed.

Remember due to being open on the 1st degree in ample form, we must have 7 Masons in attendance. If we do not have 7 Masons in attendance we would not be able to conduct the Stated Meeting. So It is imperative that all officers are present and in attendance, and all members alike.

Via Zoom App:
Meeting ID:     6546911488     Password:     2C35fF

For those that do not have access to a computer, as an alternative, you may join meetings by home phone or cell phone; By Home phone or Cell phone :
ZOOM access:     253-215-8782
Meeting ID:    654691148#     Password:    598753#

I would like to take this time to announce, and acknowlagement, that Brother Roy Gawlick has compleeted his 3rd Degree Proficency and now proved up!!! I might add, if you seen his previous prove up ablilities, his word perfect delevery, and the straight foward look you in the eye while doing it, you would have been impressed as I am! Terrific job- Well done Brother Roy!

We will not be holding elections for Lodge Officers for insuing year until further notice, ( possibly postponed until September 2021) I look foward to in person meetings, I sure have missed my masonic family and those familure smiling faces. Although it is safer to meet via Zoom, our utmost concern is the safety of our members and families, so we will remain conducting Stated meetings via Zoom app until further notice. Please be safe and know that you are in our thoughs and prayers S.M.I.B! I look foward to seeing each and every member in attendance at our Stated meetings, please join us, do some much needed catching up and fellowship!

If you have any questions and or feedback, please contact us by phone or leave a message on Longview Lodge Web Page “” or Facebook Page “longviewlodge#263”. Please join us and give us feedback, and enjoy the comradery, fun, and lot of laughter and smiles!

Wor. Rob Mallis

Master, Longview Lodge #263 F&AM of WA

PO Box 263, Longview, WA 98532


Freemasonry is the oldest fraternity in the world. Our members are supported and educated by the ideals set forth in the organization to become better men and citizens of the community. Our 'products' are morality and civility.

Longview Masonic Lodge is a fraternal organization founded in Longview in 1925. Our lodge is committed to providing a meaningful family and community based experience for our members that so many find lacking in our modern society.

We promote reading through our "Bikes for Books" program in the Longview elementary schools. We instill community service and scholarship through our "Junior Achievement" and Masonic Scholarship programs in Mark Morris and RA Long.

We encourage men of good morals and their families to be our guests, but please, contact us first! We are not so much a 'secret society', but rather, one that respects the privacy of our members and guests.