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Right Worshipful Daniel J. Di Natale, the 143rd and 144th Master of Harmonie Lodge No. 699

Assistant Grand Lecturer of the First Erie Masonic District 2014-16

District Deputy Grand Master of the First Erie Masonic District 2016-2018

Very Worshipful Daniel J. Di Natale was Initiated on December 7th, 2006, Passed on February 1st, 2007 and Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on March 13th, 2007. He is the youngest serving Master in Harmonie Lodge’s history. He is also the longest serving President of the Ronald J. Keel Fellowcraft Club since it’s founding. The Lodge has honored him, receiving two awards; The Albert Pike Award for Masonic Education and The Ward A. Peterson Award for Masonic Benevolence for his work in reestablishing the Lodge’s benevolence fund.

Since being Raised, Bro. Di Natale has been on the forefront of Masonic renewal and the resurgence of Masonic education. Before being Master of Harmonie, he was the Education Director of two Lodges and worked with Brother Dick Fisher in establishing the Reading Room and Library located at the Masonic Service Bureau. He was one of the key figures in developing the Janusian Lodge model at Harmonie, leading it to be listed as one of the most progressive Lodge’s in the United States (see Academia Lodge) and the Lodge earning The Mark Twain Award in 2010.  It is because of this experience that W:. Di Natale has become one of the most sought after Masonic speakers this side of Albany. Giving lectures on Masonic restoration to well over a dozen Masonic Districts in New York, which have been attended by hundreds of Masons from this state and elsewhere. Bro. Di Natale was appointed by the Right Worshipful Thomas Pecoraro, District Deputy Grand Master of the 1st Erie Masonic District, to join his District Team to speak to 1st Erie on Masonic restoration and Lodge development in 2012 to 2014.

Though his most popular lectures are on Masonic renewal, his topics of choice are centered on early Masonic ritual practices and the forms, functions and history of the Masonic Tracing Boards. W:. Di Natale has given lectures on these topics in numerous Lodges, most notably the Western New York School of Instruction. He is a frequent lecturer and current Master of the Western New York Lodge of Research, where he covers these topics and others.

In 2014 Bro. Di Natale was appointed by Right Worshipful Richard J. Kessler, Grand Lecturer, as Assistant Grand Lecturer of the First Erie Masonic District. He is the youngest known to have held this position in any of the Erie Districts and very well the whole Grand Jurisdiction. He is also the Site Coordinator of the Ritual Renaissance Program in Erie County and member of the Membership Development Grand Lodge Committee serving our Most Worshipful Grand Master , the Most Worshipful Willam J. Thomas, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York.

His service to Grand Master Thomas earned him the attention of the then Deputy Grand Master, Most Wor. Jeffery M. Williamson. In 2016 Most Wor. Jeffery M. Williamson appointed Bro. Di Natale as District Deputy Grand Master, the first in almost 50 years at Harmonie Lodge. Within the vision of Grand Master Williamson Bro. Di Natale is driven to build Masonry as a “Way of Life” for all those in our Masonic community.

Outside of Freemasonry, Bro. Di Natale is an Alumni of The University at Buffalo, where he studied Social Psychology and Cultural Anthropology. He currently works as a Banker for the second largest bank in America. He is also a well-known collector of Masonic regalia and rare Masonic books, his library boasting well over one hundred rare volumes and many rare Masonic objects of interest.

The addresses given by Bro. Daniel J. Di Natale at Installation of Officers for 2012  and 2013.

W:. Daniel J. Di Natale 2013 Installation Address

W:. Daniel J. Di Natale 2012 Installation Address

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