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Wendell man to lead area Masons

WENDELL — Douglas C. Finn of Wendell has become a district deputy grand master of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts and will preside over five lodges in the 26th Masonic District for the year. Over 30,000 Freemasons in more than 230 lodges in the state are divided into 32 districts, each led by a district deputy grand master.

As a district deputy grand master, Finn serves as the grand master’s personal representative to the lodges in his district. The 26th District is composed of North Quabbin Lodge (Athol), Republican Lodge (Greenfield), Harmony Lodge (Montague), Mountain Lodge (Shelburne Falls), and Mount Sugar Loaf Lodge (South Deerfield).

Finn is the general manager of Frontier Community Access Television in South Deerfield. In 1998, he began his Masonic career by joining Republican Lodge in Greenfield. He is also a member of Harmony Lodge in Montague. He is a 32-degree Mason in the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite’s Valley of Greenfield. He is a musician, and is interested in old and new film and television.

Freemasons belong to the world’s oldest and largest fraternity. Composed of men from every race, religion, nationality and opinion, it aims to promote friendship, morality and brotherly love among its members.

The Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts is the oldest grand lodge in the Western Hemisphere and the third oldest in the world. It was chartered in 1733, following the establishment of the Grand Lodge of England in 1717, and Ireland in 1725.

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