Grand Lodge of Iowa

Masonic Temple



The official website for the MWPHGL

of Iowa and Jurisdiction, Free and Accepted Masons

Welcome to our Website


As Past Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the State of Iowa, it is my honor and pleasure to extend heartfelt welcome to our website. For the past 150 years the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Iowa and Jurisdictions, Inc. and its predecessors have been a positive influence in African-American communities across the state of Iowa.


Although the Iowa jurisdiction is small in number, it is filled with members who are dedicated, Grand Master M.W. Eddie N. Sauls IIIhardworking, and capable of producing large results.  I cannot begin to chronicle the many accomplishments and contributions that our members have made in communities across this great state.


Iowa Prince Hall Masons are committed to be positive role models in communities throughout the state while regularly exercising the tenants of Freemasonry Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth.


It is my prayer that this website provides a glimpse of the positive influence that this noble and honorable fraternity plays in the State of Iowa.


Eddie N. Sauls III

Most Worshipful Past Grand Master

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Fraternal Greetings:


It is with great joy that I extend Fraternal Greetings on behalf of the entire membership of Mt. Olive Lodge #17 F. & A.M. of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of Iowa. God has Blessed us with a Beautiful and Successful future and we are thus excited to cordially and fraternally invite you to a Reception Honoring our own – Most Worshipful Grand Master, the Honorable Earl J. Harrison, 32⁰, of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of Iowa and Jurisdiction, Inc. on:


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Cedar Rapids Scottish Rite Temple

616 A Avenue Northeast

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401-1016

Social Hour:  4:00 PM

Dinner:  5:00 PM – Cost $40.00 per Person


MENU:  Choice of Grill Chicken or Swiss Steak, Toss Salad (choice of Dressing – French or Ranch), Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Vegetable Medley (Steamed), Rolls with Butter, Coffee or Ice Tea, Desert – Lodge & Chapter Decorated Cakes.


RSVP and send your checks or money orders to Past Master, Bro. Osumana V. Cassell @ 319-551-1102 or  3029 Circle Drive Northeast, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-3441.


RSVP no later than:  Wednesday, August 24, 2016.


Please make your Checks or Money Orders payable to Mt. Olive Lodge #17 F. & A.M.


We look forward to seeing you at our Reception Honoring our Most Worshipful Grand Master and Past Master.



In Unity and Service,


Osumana V. Cassell, RWGSW/PM

Mt. Olive Lodge #17 F. & A.M. of Iowa

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