Aurora Lodge No. 15 received a dispensation to work on February 25, 1987 and was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Alaska as Aurora No. 15 on February 13, 1988 in Nome.
518 E. 14th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Location & Meetings:
Aurora No. 15 meets on the Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
We look forward to seeing you!
Aurora Lodge was formed as a lodge for the South Side of Anchorage. The original home was at the old Rabbit Creek fire station. We shared The building with the Lions, Boy Scouts and other organizations. Members were drawn from all over the Anchorage area. Our first Worshipful Master was W. Peter Nilles. Our first candidate to receive the three degrees and return his proficiency was Emilio Chaviano, a Methodist Minister, serving as a Chaplain in the U. S. Air Force.
Under the direction of W. Pete Nilles and W. William H. Lamb, II, the Lodge had started to grow. During the term of W. Robert M. Davis Aurora No. 15 moved from the Rabbit Creek location to 650 West International Airport Road. In 2006 due to sale of the building at International Airport Road, it was necessary they move again, to the Anchorage Masonic Center at 15th and Eagle where two other lodges reside. The Masonic Center is a hub of not only Blue Lodge activity, but also many of the appendant organizations meet and hold events there, as well.
It is our distinct privilege to have as part of the original members three brothers who are now Past Grand Masters of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Alaska,
M∴W∴ Brother Les Little,
M∴W∴ Howard N. Hobbs, and
M∴W∴ Raymond L. Beaver.
It was with their guidance and assistance that we received our dispensation to operate.
The furnishings of our Lodge came from all over the country. Most Worshipful Brother Les Little made the first chairs and pedestals for the East, West and South. The original Alter was made by Brother James Pickney, Jr. The first gavels the Lodge had were had crafted by R. W. Brother Joseph C. Boudraux of Sulfur Lodge #424 of Sulfur, Louisiana. The original three lesser lights were carefully hand crafted by Brother Bob Mathis.
If you are going to be in the Anchorage area and would like additional information as to our schedule, feel free to contact our Secretary at (907) 743-9005.
Our 50 Year Members are:
Brother Lewis J. Beaty
Brother Kenneth L. Schank
Our Honorary Members are:
M∴W∴ Brother Fred V. Angelton
Brother Perry Green
Brother Jerry Green
W∴ Brother Hazen Ricker
Our membership is a very diverse group. We attract active duty military, pilots, attorneys, accountants, electricians, construction workers, government employees, small business owners, oil & gas workers, insurance and investment brokers, as well as retirees. We are a Lodge of Brothers who enjoy our fraternity, each other’s company, and the fellowship of visitors.
We are extremely proud of our Lodge and would be pleased to welcome you as a member or a visitor.