Robert L. Oglesby, Sr
Grand Master 2011-2013
The Official Web Site of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of New Jersey
On behalf of the Grand Lodge and Members of the 45 Subordinate Lodges of The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge (MWPHGL) Free and Accepted Masons in the State of New Jersey, I welcome you to our NEW website.
The MWPHGL of New Jersey is a proud member of the Prince Hall Conference of Grand Masters and enjoys fraternal fellowship with the 48 Member Grand Lodges dispersed through the United States, Ontario, Canada, Bahamas, Caribbean, and Liberia, Africa
The MWPHGL of NJ was Organized in 1848
163 Years of “Wisdom and Instruction”
Our Grand East is located at
188-190 Irvine Turner Boulevard
Newark, New Jersey 07018
Building Manager’s office 973-824-9227
Grand Master’s Office 609-432-1156
Please explore our Website where you will find a brief history of the origin of Prince Hall Freemasonry of New Jersey, as well as other pertinent information about our Grand Lodge and it’s officers.
R.W. James G. Allen, Grand Secretary
R.W. Clifford J. Simpson, Grand CCFC
2011 “Vision Brings Victory” 2013
“Where there is no vision, the people perish,
But he that keepeth the law, happy is he”
MW Robert L. Oglesby, Sr. Grand Master
I am writing because you have corresponded with me in the past, and I want to provide you with a critical update on Federal Government and other disaster assistance that is available for New Jersey residents harmed by Hurricane Sandy. If you yourself have not suffered damage, please forward this information to any family or friends who may need assistance.
In the immediate aftermath of the storm, individuals who are trapped or need emergency assistance should call 9-1-1. For other information, including road closures, transit information, and shelter locations, the best number to call is 2-1-1. Power companies are working to restore electricity, but it will be a long process before everyone has their power back. Notify your power company immediately of any outages and keep in touch until your power is restored.
- PSE&G: 1-800-436-7734, www.pseg.com/outagecenter , and @PSEGdelivers on Twitter
- JCP&L: 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or 1-800-545-7738, www.jcp-l.com , and @JCP_L on Twitter
- AC Electric: 1-800-833-7476, www.atlanticcityelectric.com/home/emergency , and @ACElecConnect on Twitter
- Rockland Electric Company: 1-877-434-4100, www.oru.com , and @ORUConnect on Twitter
- Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative: 1-877-504-6463, www.sussexrec.com/outages.asp
- Vineland Municipal Utilities: 1-856-794-4280, http://www.vinelandcity.org/Electric/VMEUsite
- The Red Cross is working closely with local, state, and federal emergency management teams to provide shelters throughout New Jersey. To find a Red Cross shelter operating in your community, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or check online at http://app.redcross.org/nss-app/ .
President Obama acted quickly to issue Major Disaster Declarations for many New Jersey counties suffering damage from Hurricane Sandy, and I have requested that all counties in our state receive the designation. This makes New Jersey residents eligible for a number of Federal disaster relief programs that offer grants and loans to individuals and loans to businesses.
The Federal Government has a website that allows people to apply for assistance online: http://www.disasterassistance.gov .
This website consolidates the application process across several Federal agencies, including FEMA and the Small Business Administration. The website also reduces the number of forms you will ultimately have to fill out, shortens the time it takes to apply, and allows you to check the progress of your applications online.
If you want to apply by phone rather than the Internet, you can call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362).
While the damage suffered across New Jersey is devastating, I know our state can rebound. Federal aid will play a crucial role in our recovery, so please take advantage of the resources available. Please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime regarding Hurricane Sandy or other issues.
Senator Frank R. Lautenberg
Congratulations to the 2012 Grand Lodge Raffle winners!
1st Prize (Mercedes Benz) Ticket # 53057 – Mr. Marshall Spencer
2nd Prize (Carribbean Vacation) Ticket # 55249 – Mr. Malik Little
3rd Prize (Apple iPad) Ticket # 19721 – Mr Jesse Faulkner
4th Prize (HP Laptop) Ticket # 29702 – Ms. Mary Slade
Prince Hall Relief Fund!
Welcome to our website. Our Prince Hall Family Relief Fund was established in 2005 to assist victims that suffered catastrophes from hurricanes, floods, and fires that accrued to them as well as their family members.On behalf of the Family Relief fund, we would like to thank everyone who gave their time and financial support.
Without you this program would not have been as successful as it has been. We are an ongoing program. This fund is what the Masonic Family is all about. We must continue to aid, support and lend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in distress.
Storm Message from M.W. Robert L. Olgesby, Sr., Grand Master
Seminar Rescheduled 02 09 13
Charity Clothes Drive
Members of Prince Hall Family performing charitable work at Grand East.