News & Events


Upcoming Events:


Sat. June 8, 2024 ­ Grand Masters Day ­Details to follow next month. Worshipful Master will be in attendance.

 • Wed. June 12, 2024 - Mentoring Class with Brothers Joseph Porco & Jerry Nero. dinner 6:30pm - meeting 7:30pm. Open to all Brothers.

• Tue. June 18, 2024 -  31st Almost Annual Surf & Turf Table Lodge - 6:30pm.(SOLD OUT)

• Wed. June 19, 2024 - Stated Communication - Lodge opens at 7:30pm.

• Wed. June 26, 2024 - Possible Mentoring class with Brothers Joseph Porco & Jerry Nero - TBD


Scottish Rite Valley of Bridgeport Schedule of Events


6/15/24 - Drunk Shakespeare

  • A play at the Ruby Theatre in NY, 35 West 39th St (near 6th Avenue) at 5:00PM, followed by dinner at IL Leone Restaurant and Bar, 328 Pemberwick Road in Greewich. Leaving Leo H. Lohrman, II, Scottish Rite Theatre in Stratford at 2:00 PM. 21+ only. $95 per person. Click here to register.


7/06/24 - Rhinebeck Aerodrome Airshow, distillery tasting and dinner.

  • Come and experience the magic and myth of flight! “History of Flight”. Bus leaves The Leo H. Lohrman, II, Scottish Rite Theatre in Stratford at 8:00 AM. Tasting at a distillery, lunch on your own at the Eveready Diner. Air show at 2:30 PM followed by Dinner at the historic Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck. $95/Person. Click here to register.


7/21/24 - Port Jefferson Ferry Ride from Bridgeport to Long Island

  • A trip across the Long Island Sound, for a day of leisure in Port Jefferson, NY. Be at the port at 8:00 AM. $25 per person. Click here to register


8/09/24 - Scotch and Cigar Night

  • Scotch and Cigar night at the Stamford Cigar Bar, 75 Research Dr, Stamford, CT 06906 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at $15 per person. Click here to register. Click here to register.


8/10/24 - Annual Clambake Picnic

  • Clambake Picnic at Booth Memorial Park, 5800 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06614. Starts at 12:00 PM at $10 per person. Click here to register.


8/11/24 - Don Giovanni

  • Mozart’s masterpiece of seduction, deception and divine justice. Opera at the Andrews Memorial Theater, Clinton at 3:00 PM, followed by dinner (details to follow). Leaving the Leo H. Lohrman, II, Scottish Rite Theatre at 1:30 PM. $95 per person. Click here to register.


9/13/24 - Red Sox at Yankees

  • Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY, 7:05 pm first pitch, take the Yankee Clipper down from your local Metro North station to meet at the game. Our tickets are in the Jim Beam Suite w/ cushioned seats behind home plate on the 300 level. The package includes all-inclusive “elevated” ballpark food and draft beer (full menu with exception of Lobel’s Steak Sandwich); starts from doors opening until middle of the 5th inning or 90 mins. after originally scheduled first pitch, whichever comes first; also includes complimentary popcorn, peanuts, and soft drink refills; Suite contains private concession stands, bathrooms, and full-service wrap around bar (a la carte) $150 per person. Click here to register.


9/14/24 - Valley of Bridgeport Installation Dinner

  • Dinner at the Riverview Bistro, Stratford, CT at 6:00 PM. $20 per person. Click here to register.


9/18/24 - The Big E

  •  A Day trip to the Big E on “Connecticut Day”, West Springfield MA. Leaving the Leo H. Lohrman, II, Scottish Rite Theatre at 8:00 AM. $25 per person. Click here to register.


10/5/24 - Essex Clipper Dinner Train

  • Essex, CT - ride for 2-2 1/2 scenic journey while served a 4-course meal in beautifully restored 1920’s Pullman diners, pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. Leaving the Leo H. Lohrman, II, Scottish Rite Theatre at 3:30 PM. $75/Person.


10/20/24 - Rhode Island Trip

  • A tour of The Breakers and Elms Mansions in Newport, lunch and shop on your own, Dinner at the Windham Hotel. Leaving the Leo H. Lohrman, II Scottish Rite Theatre at 8:00 AM. $95 per person. Limit of 50 spots. Click here to register.


11/28/24 - Annual Turkey Trot 5K Road Race.

  • Thanksgiving morning, supports the Connecticut Children's Dyslexia Centers and other local Charities.


12/14/24 - Boston Pops Holiday Concert at Symphony Hall.

  • A performance filled with Holiday music favorites, the traditional sing-along and a visit from Santa Claus himself. Shopping or dinner on your own at Faneuil Hall Market Place afterward. The bus leaves The Leo H. Lohrman, II, Scottish Rite Theatre in Stratford at 10:00 AM. Limit 40 people. $95/person. Click here to register.


12/20/24 - Annual Holiday Party

  • Party and fundraiser for CT Children’s Dyslexia Centers, Woodwinds Banquet Facility, Branford, CT to include Cigar Rolling and Silent Auction from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Formal Black Tie or Formal Holiday Dress. $40/Person. Click here to register.


Past Events:

Fellowcraft Degree May 1, 2024

By W.M. Anthony S. Neri


On May 1, 2024 Worshipful Master Anthony S. Neri and the brothers of Hiram Lodge No. 18 passed three Entered Apprentices to Fellow Crafts at their Lodge in Sandy Hook. They were Brothers Sean Daly, Jose Fuentes and Rabbi Ryan Silveira, who is blind. Also in attendance was MWPGM Joseph J. Porco who witnessed the degree in his own Lodge after a year in the Grand East. Many of the parts of the degree were performed by new Brothers who were in the first class of Brother Porco's "Blue Wave" from last year. A great time was had by all.




Entered Apprentice Degree March 6, 2024

First Brought to Light By W.M. Anthony S. Neri

On Wednesday, March 6, 2024 the members of Hiram Lodge No. 18 brought three new brothers into the craft, one of whom is blind. They also brought a candidate from Annawon Lodge No. 115 also into the craft. The new brothers are Ryan Silveira, Andrew Engels and Thomas Nolan from Hiram Lodge and Martin Podsiad from Annawon. The degree was performed by WM Anthony Neri and the craft. Brother Christopher Follen performed a Protocol Lecture that was informative and interesting for the new brothers. Also in attendance was District Deputy, 2-B, R.W. David McClaine. Another visitor was W.B. Andrew Haslam from Hiram Lodge No. 180, F.& A.M. from South Portland, Maine who was in the area and happened to stop by. The degree was enjoyed by all.





Entered Apprentice Degree March 27, 2024

First Brought to Light By W.M. Anthony S. Neri

On Wednesday, March 27th, some Brothers from Annawon Lodge #115 in West Haven travelled with two candidates to join with two candidates at Hiram Lodge #18 in Sandy Hook to perform a joint Entered Appretice degree. Dinner was enjoyed by all and the smiles on everyones faces says it all. Masonry is a team sport. A great degree was performed by Worshipful Master Tony Neri and his degree team. Worshipful Master Joseph McVety of Annawon Lodge also assisted in the degree. Also in attendance was RWB David McClain, District Deputy of District 2-B. 






Ladies Appreciation Day Dinner

On February 25, the brothers of Hiram Lodge No. 18 held a Ladies Appreciation Day Dinner at Toro Restaurant in Sandy Hook. A great time was had by all with plenty of food, refreshments and camaraderie.   The MWGM Joseph J. Porco was also present.




Master Mason Degree February 21, 2024

On February 21, 2024, Worshipful Master Anthony S. Neri and the brothers of Hiram Lodge No. 18 in Sandy Hook raised two of their Fellow Craft to the sublime degree of Master Masons. They were brothers Deneon DeSales and Rohit Anand. Also in attendance in his own lodge were M. W. G. M. Joseph J. Porco and District Deputy R. W. David McClain.



A New Year – A New Brother 

By Nathan Schoonover

























As the Brothers of Hiram Lodge No. 18 came together on January 17th, they started off the New Year in a very special way. Mr. Dylan Reed entered the lodge with friends but left with Brothers. The brethren in Sandy Hook, CT performed an Entered Apprentice Degree, making Brother Dylan the first new member of Hiram to join in 2024. The Degree was performed by Worshipful Master Anthony Neri, Past District Deputy – at- Large, as the Brothers of Hiram 18 brought in the New Year with their new Brother.  




December 3rd.  Sandy Hook tree lighting & Open House at Hiram Lodge No. 18.  3:00pm our doors will be open to the public. Ceremonies begin 4:00pm. Santa arrives 5:00pm. Tree lighting 6:00pm. Our members will be bringing refreshments and cheer!

December 7th. Annual meeting and election of officers. Lodge opens 7:30pm.

Dec 21st. Installation of officers. Dinner 6:00 or so. Lodge opens 7:30pm.

Grand Lodge Annual Convocation - October 15th, 2022 Starting 9:00AM @ 69 Masonic Ave, Wallingford, CT 06492, To elect the officers for 2023 at Grand Lodge, including our own DGM Joseph Porco. Please Brothers, do everything you can to attend this auspicious event and invite every Brother you talk to into attending.

The Lewis Myrick Sr. Unity Gala - Saturday, Oct 29th, 2022. From 5:30PM - 11PM. Location: Hartog Center - Ashlar Village, 74 Cheshire Rd. Wallingford, CT 06492. (Flyer Event) - (Add to calendar) | (Tickets & more info).
Table Lodge - Surf & Turf - Wednesday, Oct 5th, 2022 @ 6:30PM. (See Photos)

Pasta Community Dinner Fund Rasing to Support "The George Washington Masonic National Memorial" -  Friday, Sept 23rd, 2022 from 5:00PM - 8:30PM. Location: 337 Main St. Danbury, CT 06810.

EA Degree -  Wednesday, Sept 21st, 2022 @ 7:30PM | Dinner @ 6:30PM.

Stated  Communications (SC) - Wednesday, Sept 7th, 2022 @ 7:30PM.

Stated Communications - Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 @ 7:30PM.

Grand Masters Day Family Festival - Saturday, June 11th, 2022 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM. A day to honor individuals, past and present @ Masonicare Health Center, 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford, CT.

DeMolay Connecticut presents - The14th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament - Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 @ The Farms Country Club, located at 180 Cheshire Road, Wallingford, CT.

MM Degree - Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 @ 7:30PM. | Dinner @ 6:30PM (See Photos)

Stated Communications - Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 @ 7:30PM. | Cookout with Kuhns Chili @ 6:30PM. (See Photos)

FC Degree - Wednesday, May 4th 2022 @ 7:30PM. | Dinner @ 6:30PM. (See Photos)

Stated Communications - Wednesday, April 20th 2022 @ 7:30PM.

Event - Monday, April 11th 2022 @ Annawon Lodge No. 115 - Several Brothers from Hiram #18 will be traveling to Annawon Lodge in West Haven, CT for a dinner and presentation on St. John the Baptist and on the St. John the Evangelist. If you are interested in joining us, we will be meeting at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 34 in Monroe, near the dam at 6 PM to carpool. Let’s show our support to our Brothers from Annawon Lodge.

EA Degree - Wednesday, April 6th 2022 @ 7:30PM. (See Photos)