John E. Lobdell
Most Worshipful Grand Master
John joined Freemasonry at Morning Star Lodge No. 17 in Wolfeboro, NH taking his Entered Apprentice Degree in December of 1994, his Fellow Craft Degree in February 1995, and his Master Mason Degree in March of 1995. John held each of the chairs in his Blue Lodge and became Worshipful Master in January of 1999 and then again in January of 2001.
He supported his Lodge by filling in at the various stations until becoming Secretary in 2006 where he served four years. John is currently the Assistant Secretary at Morning Star Lodge. In 2002, John was appointed as the District Deputy Grand Lecturer for the Sixth Masonic District and in 2004 was appointed District Deputy Grand Master of the Sixth District.
John joined Scottish Rite in the Valley of Portsmouth Dover in 1995. He then Joined Bektash Temple in 1996 and immediately became a member of the Stewards Unit where he currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer. He joined the York Rite bodies in 2006 and affiliated as a dual member of Winnipesaukee Lodge #75 in Alton in 2005. John is also a member of the Warren Alpha Chapter of Eastern Star of Wolfeboro. In 2005, John received the Major General John Sullivan medal for his distinguished service to Freemasonry. John was appointed to the Grand Line as Junior Grand Deacon by Most Worshipful Brother Robert G. Hatfield in May of 2007.
John was born September 16, 1959 in Dover NH. He attended Oyster River School in Durham NH through 8th grade then attended Dover High Vocational School and graduated in 1977. John has been employed at Irwin Motors in Laconia for the last 26 years. John and and his wife Cindy live in Alton, NH.