Masonry offers the opportunity to make each man better through its teachings, his Masonic associations and a philosophy that has served the social needs of men for centuries, by promoting:

  • Tradition: when you become a Mason, you become part of ancient tradition that spans centuries. From the original stonemasons that produced some of the most majestic architectural wonders of Europe to modern day Masons who participate in numerous charitable foundations, you’ll feel connected to a vital, growing and spiritually uplifting organization of moral men;
  • Self Improvement: learning portions of the Ritual and participating in the Degree stimulates the mind and, coupled with committee work and lodge management, presents the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, build self-discipline through commitment, poise and self-confidence, and strengthen presentation and public speaking proficiencies;
  • Sense of Accomplishment: participating in lodge projects, be they charitable or social in nature, provides the opportunity to contribute, work with others and enjoy the success of effort well expended;
  • Fellowship - Belonging to a Like-minded Group: the modern work environment has reduced or eliminated social association with co-workers; joining with lodge members in a fraternal atmosphere can substitute for that former workplace fellowship lost;
  • A Break from the Workaday Routine: Masonry brings together in lodge men of diverse backgrounds, where the daily pressures of a career can be left outside the door and where fellowship is the common theme.

These attributes are summarized in the tenets, or fundamental principles of Ancient Freemasonry: Brotherly Love; Relief; and Truth. If these values address your needs, Masonry welcomes you.

Lodge Officers 2019-2020

Worshipful Master Bro. Ted McEwen 
Immediate Past Master: W. Bro. Drew Rachar 
Senior Warden: Bro. Ian Lillie 
Junior Warden: W. Bro. Ben Hansen 
Chaplain: W. Bro. Brian Reed
Secretary: W. Bro. Jim Haller
Treasurer: Bro. Denis Baskey 
Senior Deacon: Bro. Dave Pearson 
Junior Deacon: Bro. Roger Burden 
Inner Guard: Bro. Bill Heitman 
Senior Steward: Bro. Gary Bauer 
Junior Steward: 
Director of Ceremonies: W. Bro. Neil Whetham
Tyler: W. Bro. Jim Tamblyn
Historian: V.W. Bro. Dan Glenney

Making Good Men Better.

Freemasonry is the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. Its members share a common goal of helping each other become better men. Its body of knowledge and system of ethics is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself while being devoted to his family, faith, country, and fraternity.

Its roots go back centuries and its members are diverse: high profile leaders, physicians, construction workers, farmers…and maybe you.

Ancient…and modern.

We’re united by three ancient and fundamental principles—brotherly love, charity and truth—that are made relevant to the 21st century through the personal development, good works and social connections available to our members in the 550+ lodges across Ontario.

Great benefits…for you and the world.

Freemasonry offers much to its members—the opportunity to grow, the chance to make a difference and the means to build a better world for our children. It offers the chance to socialize and work with men who have the same values and ideals.

We strengthen and improve our character by learning and practising the basic virtues of fraternal love, charity, and truth. Our principles extend far beyond our interactions with each other, and we strive to apply them to our daily lives.

And there’s so much more.

It's easy to learn about Masons—starting with the pages of this website. Need more details? Looking for a Mason in your community to share his personal perspective? Send an email, call or drop by your local Masonic lodge.


Worshipful Master W. Bro. Drew Rachar 
Immediate Past Master: W. Bro. Paul Goodfellow 
Senior Warden: Bro. Ted McEwen 
Junior Warden: Bro. Ian Lillie
Chaplain: W. Bro. Brian Reed
Secretary: W. Bro. Jim Haller
Treasurer: Bro. Denis Baskey 
Senior Deacon: Bro. Bill Heitman
Junior Deacon: Bro. Dave Pearson
Inner Guard: W. Bro. Ben Hansen
Senior Steward: Bro. Roger Burden
Junior Steward: Bro. Gary Bauer
Director of Ceremonies: W. Bro. Neil Whetham
Tyler: W. Bro. Jim Tamblyn
Historian: V.W. Bro. Dan Glenney

Goodfellows Lodge #748

Meets meets on the third Wednesday of each Month, September to June 7:30 p.m


Click address for directions and maps
4 Miller Street, Parry Sound, ON

(705) 746-4445
Regular Meetings 
Third Wednesday Each Month 7:30pm 
No Meeting July or August