We're pleased to announce an upcoming livestream that explores the timeless experience of Masonry, across all ages:

Generation to Generation: Exploring the Ageless Bonds of Freemasonry

Date: June 21, 2018

Time: 7-8 pm (EST)

How: Click here to register today

The event is free and open to all Freemasons

Questions and topics we will explore:

How do men of all ages relate to Freemasonry?

Older Masons, Younger Masons: Creating better versions of yourself.

How can we make Freemasonry more relevant in the lives of men today?

How has Freemasonry changed over the decades, for better and for worse?



You asked for more. More Masonic education. More ways to go deeper into the degrees and teachings.

You asked. We're giving!

As part of The Path Forward focus on membership service, 32° Scottish Rite Freemsonry, NMJ has launched live, interactive Masonic education programming.

Led by seasoned Masonic educators and mentors, these events explore the impacts of being a Mason and the value it adds to daily life, as well as how we can share the experience with other men looking to improve themselves.


  1. Sign up: Click here to reserve your spot for the livestream. A link to the event will be emailed to you immediately.
  2. Access the event: On the day of the event, access the livestream using the link that was emailed to you. Don't worry, we'll send reminders to make sure you don't miss it.
  3. Submit your questions in advance: When you register your spot, you have an opportunity to ask a question in advance, which will be answered by the panelists during the event. You will also have the opportunity during the livestream to submit your questions to the panelists, in real-time.

Questions and discussion points are welcome in advance. Email livingyourobligation@srnmj.org, or add to your registration form in the space provided.

Click here to register.

Leading the Evening

Samuel J. Newland


Samuel J. Newland

Brother Newland’s Masonic career began with his raising in 2006 in Middlesex Lodge, Framingham, MA. He has served line officer positions such as Tyler, Senior Steward, Senior Deacon, Junior and Senior Warden, and Master. He currently serves as the District Deputy Grand Marshall of the 15N Masonic District. He is also an honorary member of Fredrich zur Lichten Hohe Lodge in Berlin, Germany, under the Grosse Landesloge Deutschland jurisdiction). Sam is an Advisory Board member for Natick Assembly #28 IORG, and is an appointed officer in the Boston Lafayette Lodge of Perfection, Valley of Boston, AASR.

Brother Newland works as Supervisory Consumer Research Manager at the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Natick, MA. He is responsible for research programs that study and provide insights in consumer behavior on military uniforms, boots, load carriage, armor, combat rations, field feeding systems, aerial delivery equipment, and collective protection equipment. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

Sam served in the US Army, Infantry, for 20 years and retired with the rank of Sergeant First Class. Sam was also inducted into the US Army Europe’s Sergeant Morales Club in November 1997 for demonstration of leadership and welfare of soldiers under his care. His military awards also include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Meritorious Service Medal (3), the Army Commendation Medal (6), the Army Achievement Medal (5), the NCO Professional Development ribbon, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Army Superior Unit Award, and the Gold Recruiter’s Badge, and the Army of Occupation Medal (West Berlin).

Robert C. Schremser, 33°


Robert C. Schremser,  33°

Ill. Brother Schremser, 33°, 70, has been an active Mason since 2003, raised in Oxford Lodge, A.F.&A.M. in Oxford, MA. He served as Master of his lodge and has held officer positions in the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts including District Deputy Grand MasterSenior Grand Deacon, and Junior Grand Warden in 2017.

In Scottish Rite, Bob served as Deputy’s Representative in the Valley of Worcester, and Class Marshal for the Worcester Lodge of Perfection, Goodard Council Princes of Jerusalem, and Lawrence Chapter of Rose Croix. He received the Meritorious Service Award in 2011, and was named an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council and awarded the 33° in 2013. He also serves as chairman of the board for the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Central. Bob was elected an Active Member for Massachusetts in 2015, and serves on several committees including Ritualistic Matters, Children’s Dyslexia Center, and DeMolay and Youth. He is a Senior DeMolay and served as Master Councilor of Maanexit Chapter in Oxford, MA. Bob is a Representative DeMolay and was awarded the DeMolay Legion of Honor Active.  

Brother Schremser is a retired pharmacist. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and an MBA from Anna Maria College. He and his wife Maryellen have been married for 46 years. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Peter C. Grimm


Peter C. Grimm

 Brother Peter Grimm, 63, was raised in 2003 in William Parkman Lodge, Woburn, MA. He served in nearly every officer position in the lodge including Master, and currently serves as Assistant Secretary. Brother Grimm is also serving as Senior Warden, Lodge of Perfect, Valley of Boston, AASR. He is also a member of the York Rite.

Brother Grimm works in Information Technology and is currently a Technical Support Engineer at Harvard University.

Chris Gray


Chris Gray

Brother Gray, 37, was raised in Daniel Webster lodge in 2012. He affiliated with Simon W. Robinson Lodge in Lexington, MA in 2017 when he moved to the area. To date he has served as Inside Sentinel, Junior Warden, and Tyler.

Chris works as a Senior Account Executive at Asurity Technologies providing enterprise solutions and advisory services to C-Suite level executives. He specializes in HMDA, CRA, Fair Lending, & Redlining as well as Enterprise Risk Management. Chris has a degree in Business Administration from Colby Sawyer College. 

He is married to his wife Jeanne, and they have two young sons, Owen, 4, and Jackson, 6.

Evan Reseska


Evan Reseska

Evan Reseska, 25, is a second-generation beekeeper and member of the Boston Honey Company. He grew up in the fields working bees and harvesting honey, and now owns and operates a brick and mortar store.

Evan was first introduced to Masonry at a public awards ceremony at Middlesex Lodge in June 2017, and in the following October took his first steps as a Mason. Raised on Feb. 20, 2018, he quickly involved myself in different social, charitable, and developmental efforts within the fraternity. Evan joined Freemasonry expecting little and has gained much more than he ever anticipated. It fills Evan with joy every time he walks through the doors of his lodge. Each day, he is eager to learn more and to perform work within the craft.