On July 30, 2008, Eloy Alfaro Lodge was granted its charter by Most Wor. Jeffrey Black Hodgdon.
This lodge performs its work in the Spanish language ritual originally developed for Logia America in Cambridge; its presiding master, Wor. Victor Ramirez, a past Deputy District Grand Master, is a recipient of the Joseph Warren Medal.
A number of possible lodge names were considered, including Gamboa Lodge (for a Canal Zone township) and Alajuela Lodge (for a Canal Zone lake), but the new lodge committee instead chose the name of a highly regarded Mason associated with the Craft in Panama – Eloy Alfaro.
Bro. Alfaro received the Masonic degrees in Lima, Peru, and was an extremely active Mason in South and Central America at the turn of the last century. He affiliated with Rosa de América Lodge in Panama in 1911, and after his death in 1912 during unrest in Ecuador he was memorialized by the Grand Lodge of Panama as having “displayed the spirit of Masonry in his struggle to implant the ideals of progress in his mother Country” and leaving “an interminable trail of Light”.