Junior Grand Warden Candidates
On Wednesday, September 13th, the Grand Master introduced the following brethren as candidates for the office of Junior Grand Warden:
Michael J. Jarzabek – Michael was raised in Eastern Star Lodge #44 (Windham, CT) on June 26th, 2002. He then affiliated with Brigham Lodge (Ludlow) and became a Master Mason in Massachusetts. He has now spent fifteen years as a Master Mason.
Michael served as Worshipful Master of Brigham Lodge from November of 2007 until October of 2008. His first position with the Grand Lodge was as Junior Grand Deacon in 2012 under M.W. Richard J. Stewart. He then was appointed by M.W. Harvey J. Waugh to serve as the District Deputy Grand Master for the Lodges in the 28th Masonic District in 2014 and 2015. He has served as the Chairman of the Lodge of Instruction Committee since 2016.
Michael is a member of the Scottish Rite’s Valley of Springfield. He belongs to Morning Star Chapter and Springfield Council under the York Rite. He is also a member of the Melha Shrine Temple.
Outside of the fraternity, Michael is a master electrician, and he is currently the Vice President of Operations for Utility Service New England in Westfield. He and his wife Beth live in Ludlow with their young daughter.
Nicholas J. Mantello – Nicholas was raised in Lafayette-Greylock Lodge on December 11th, 1989. He has been a dedicated Master Mason for over twenty eight years.
Nicholas served as the Worshipful Master of Lafayette-Greylock Lodge from September of 1993 until August of 1995.
He was appointed by M.W. Arthur E. Johnson to serve as the District Deputy Grand Master for the Lodges in the North Adams 15th Masonic District in 1998 and 1999. He has served the Grand Lodge as a Grand Lecturer since 2015.
Nicholas’ sole focus outside of his Grand Lodge appointments has been working with his Masonic lodges. He is currently the Secretary for both Lafayette-Greylock Lodge in North Adams and Williams Lodge in Williamstown.
Nicholas and his wife Elizabeth have two adult children. He is retired after having spent 21 years as Transfer Station Manager with the city of North Adams.