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.

2017 Lamar Scholarships Awarded to Wylie East Students

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2017 Lamar Scholarships Awarded to Wylie East Students by East Fork Lodge 650 (WM Robert Vaughan and JW Lance Goff presenters)

Morgan Goff (center)
I want to become a mortician and one day maybe own my own company. The way I plan on achieving this goal is to go to Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and getting my degree in funeral services and embalming sciences.
My passion is riding horses and have been riding for the past 13 years. Even though I grew up with the challenge of dyslexia, I overcame this with hard work and dedication to my school experiences.
I have also been involved in video production, I've learned team work and how to manage my time through making commercials, news stories, and a movie.

Brooke Hogan (left)
My future educational and career goals are to go to Stephen F. Austin State University. I want to major in education and minor in dance. At the start of my career, I want to be a teacher and a drill team director. After I do that for a few years, I want to open up a dance studio for Special Education. I want to give them an opportunity to dance and help them express themselves through dance. I want to teach them how to move, help with coordination, but most importantly, to love them and just let them have fun. That is my ultimate goal for my career.

I have been involved with the Wylie East High School Sapphires for 4 years now. This experience is something that I will never forget. I have created bonds through these years that will become lifelong friendships.
During the 2016 competitions, we won A.D.T.S. National Champions at one of the largest competitions in Texas. I was selected to be a Social Officer on the Sapphires and I have been one for 3 years now. It is an amazing feeling to be able to help lead my team to accomplish great things.

Christopher Clore (right)
When I was a young child I did not know what an engineer was. I thought it was the person who drove a train. I just knew that I wanted to know how things worked and why.
My goal is to become the best mechanical engineer I can be, so the search for the right university to achieve that goal was narrowed to the top-rated engineering universities in our nation. I have been accepted to Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. I know that I will be challenged to be at my best and given opportunities to intern and work with the top engineering firms in the United States.
My plan is to make changes that would affect the world. Colorado School of Mines will equip me with the knowledge and opportunities to become a mechanical engineer and change the world using my gifts and talents in the greatest way possible.
My parents have always told me that if I will guide the boat in the direction of my goal, they will blow the sails and help me achieve those goals. My dad is a Dallas Police officer and will work long hours to make sure I get the best education. I am willing to do anything to contribute to my education bill from playing college football for a small scholarship to taking on a student loan to cover the balance.
I do not come from a high-income family, but from a blue-collar family of law enforcement and veterans that knows that education is important and hard work pays off. I can only hope I make them proud.