Constituted in 1875, George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531. has the largest brethren in District 12. Named in honor of the 11th U.S. Vice President George M. Dallas, the Lodge has amassed over 825 members.

Each month, Lodge 531 features presentations to educate and entertain regarding Freemasonry, with some open to the public. It also welcomes new members and works to help others take further steps in Freemasonry.

531 continues to serve the public through charitable donations and fund-raising events each year. Several organizations such as the Back Mountain Food Pantry and American Legion Post 672 have benefited from the generosity of our Lodge.

We invite you to explore the pages of our website so that you may become more familiar with Freemasonry and Lodge 531. If you have any questions or are interested in joining our Lodge, please Contact us.

Current Membership – 653

The George M Dallas Lodge No. 531 F&AM has awarded two scholarships for the 2024 graduating class in the amount of $1,500 dollars each.

George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531 Free and Accepted Masons selected a graduating senior from both the Dallas and Lake Lehman High schools. Each student will receive a 2024 Scholarship Award of $1,500. The scholarship committee selected Marie Popielarz from Dallas High School and Lucy Honeywell from Lake Lehman High School in recognition of their extraordinary academic achievements and extracurricular activities.

Pictured L-R front row: Daniel Lewis P.M. Worshipful Master, Lucy Honeywell, Marie Popielarz and Barry Wagner P.M., Secretary. Second row: Robert Shaffer, Treasurer, Jerry Sock, Junior Warden, Merr Trumbore, Organizer, Paul Rutkowski, Senior Warden and John Owens, Senior Deacon

Pay Your Dues Online

As part of the Pennsylvania Grand Lodge’s 21st Century Masonic Renaissance, Members can now pay dues online. All necessary measures have been taken to ensure safe financial transactions and that payments are properly recorded and disbursed. And as always, you can pay dues in person or by mail making checks payable to George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531 F. & A. M.. Dues paid online will incur a $3.19 processing fee.
You can also add a voluntary donation to our charity fund in the same transaction if you like.


Worshipful Master requests the first and second-line signers of petitions be present for the stated meetings when the petition is presented and balloted and at extra meetings when the Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason degrees are conferred. 

Thank You

Masonic Ritual

The 21st Masonic District School of Instruction meets each month on the 2nd Tuesday and 3rd Monday at:
Masonic Temple
25 North Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Instruction in all phases of Masonic Ritual are available. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m.