Among the English speaking expatriates who have moved to Cuenca EC are a number of Freemasons. With the approval of the local Grand Master we have organized ourselves into a club until such time as our steady numbers enable us to petition for a dispensation to form an English speaking lodge. Until then we meet twice each month in fraternal friendship, working closely with the four regular local lodges and assisting the community. All regular Freemasons living here or visiting are welcome to join us as are those interested in becoming a Mason who are otherwise qualified.
We meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at the San Sebas restaurant,1-94 San Sebastian y Mariscal Sucre, the corner of Parque San Sebastian. We meet at 11:30 A.M. the first Thursday to discuss business and to hear a Masonic paper followed by discussion. Afterwards we remain to enjoy lunch together. Our second meeting of the month is at 9:00 A.M. and is a fraternal breakfast gathering. Non-Masons interested in us should first join us for the breakfast meeting. We look forward to meeting you.
As of early 2014 we are in the final stages of obtaining our charter. We have also started a study group, open to both Masons and non-Masons. It meets on the Thursday following the first Saturday of each month at 2:00 p.m. You can contact the facilitator at: ron087 at gmail dot com.
UPDATE: On the evening of April 15, 2014, five brothers in the club were accepted as Ecuadorian Masons in a ceremony held at San Juan Logia #21. Three more brothers will be regularized Ecuadorian Masons shortly at which point we will have enough to petition for a charter.