Welcome To East Fork Lodge!

A Little Bit About East Fork Lodge #650 A.F. & A.M.

East Fork Lodge is located at 508 Parker Road in Wylie, Texas. Stated Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm, with dinner served at 6:30pm. Each Tuesday night thereafter, floor school is held at 7pm. Great food and fellowship is enjoyed by all. We look forward to seeing you there.

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History of East Fork Lodge

East Fork Lodge #650 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons was granted a charter from The Grand Lodge of Texas on January 18, 1887 and was set to work on February 18, 1887 in the Lone Tree (Brown Town) Community.

The Lodge was built at Brown Town and, following Masonic custom, the ground floor was given for use as a school building and the name of the community was changed to Lone Elm. The school was designated in deed as District No.63, but was always referred to as the Lone Elm School.

There were 24 charter members, one of which dimitted April 9, 1887 and one died July 19, 1887. Two new members were raised in May and June of 1887, after the charter was granted, bringing the membership to 26. East Fork Lodge currently has an active membership in excess of 100 members and growing.

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Our second lodge building on Ballard

The Lodge met, for many years, upstairs above what is now Wylie Flower and Gift Shop at 129 N. Ballard. In late 1980, construction was begun on a new building at the current location and completed in March of 1982. The cornerstone of the new Lodge building was leveled in Masonic tradition on June 12, 1982.

A dedication ceremony for the new Lodge building was held on Saturday, November 3, 1984. The ceremony was attended by members of East Fork Lodge, Grand Lodge of Texas members and officers, past and present, and members of the Wylie community. The ceremony was presided over by the Grand Master of Texas Masons, R.H. (Bob) Waters.

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Passing of a Great Icon of Texas Masonry

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In rememberance of   R:.W:. Leonard P. Harvey

It is with great sadness that we report that we have been informed that Right Worshipful Leonard P. Harvey, PGM (1989), passed away 1/2/2018.. Funeral arrangements are forthcoming and we will email the information as soon as we have it.

Right Worshipful Harvey's service to the fraternity is unparalleled. Many of us have not experienced Freemasonry absent his presence. To many Texas Masons he was an example, a guide, a mentor, and an inspiration. He was a true treasure to Texas Freemasonry.

I am one of the countless Texas Masons who drew inspiration from Right Worshipful Harvey. I cannot fully imagine my own journey in Freemasonry without the example Right Worshipful Harvey set and so long as I live, I will do what I can to learn from him.

We extend our deepest sympathy and gratitude to his family for sharing this extraordinary man with us. We also grieve alongside those Texas Masons who were closest to him and gave their time and energy to keep him traveling to us and sharing his knowledge with us these past few years. Thank you, my brothers. You too are in our prayers.

We will not likely see the likes of Right Worshipful Harvey again. So it falls on us to move forward as best we can emulating the example he set. For now, let us pause and give thanks that the Great Architect shared him with us.

Christopher D. Livingston,
President, 14th MWSA
Senior Warden, Texas Lodge of Research