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VOLUME XLI, NUMBER 10 The Official Publication of the Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons of Wisconsin NOVEMBER 2008
An interesting day
on the job – workers The Grand Master’s Message:
By Brother John W. Wilke
find time capsule in Grand Master of Masons in Wisconsin
former Grand Lodge
Office in Milwaukee The Five Senses: a lecture from the past
MILWAUKEE – When Brother Sid expands understanding in the present...
Arthur, a member of Ozaukee Lodge Brethren:
in Port Washington, went to work on The five senses are alluded to in the second section
Tuesday, October 7, little did he lecture of the Fellow Craft Degree, but are only briefly
expect that this day held quite a sur- explained in today’s lecture.
A Wisconsin treasure prise in store for him. In times past, the lecture included an explanation of
came to light October 7 Brother Arthur, you see, owns a each of the five senses. That explanation helps us as
as the cornerstone of
the former Grand Lodge
caulking business and was hired by Masons better understand how to use those senses in
building on Milwau- Milwaukee Marble & Granite to do improving ourselves as well as those around us. The
kee’s East Side was the caulking work on a building following is taken from an old Masonic Monitor of New
removed during a reno- exterior renewal project on Milwau- York by R.W. Jeremy L. Cross, Grand Lecturer.
vation project. kee’s East Side. “Hearing is that sense by which we distinguish John W. Wilke
Hidden behind was a
sealed container. It was
As it turned out, the building they sounds, and are capable of enjoying all the agreeable Grand Master
opened with permission were working on happened to be the charms of music. By it we are enabled the pleasures of society, and recip-
of the building’s owner. former Grand Lodge of Wisconsin rocally to communicate to each other our thoughts and intentions, our
A few of the 40 items it headquarters building located at purposes and desires; while thus our reason is capable of exerting its
contained are shown at 1123 East Juneau Avenue at the utmost power and energy. The wise and beneficent Author of Nature
left. See story at right.
corner with Astor. The stone fascia of intended, by the formation of this sense, that we should be social crea-
– Images courtesy of Brother Sid Arthur, Ozaukee Lodge No. 17 the building was being replaced by tures, and receive the greatest and most important part of our knowledge
its present owner, Metropolitan Asso- by the information of others. For these purposes, we are endowed with
ciates. The building served the Fra- hearing, that by a proper exertion of our rational powers, our happiness
Named West Teacher of the Year in 2003-2004: ternity from 1955 until 1983 when may be complete.
our Grand Lodge offices were relo- “Seeing is that sense by which we distinguish objects, and in an instant
West Bend Mason Randy Reysen cated to the Grand Masonic Center of time, without change of place or situation, view armies in battle array,
named one of West Bend’s best in Dousman.
During the process of removing
figures of the most stately structures and all the agreeable variety displayed
in the landscape of nature. By this sense, we find our way on the pathless
teachers: receives prestigious one of the stones near the front right
corner of the building, the owner of
ocean, traverse the globe of the earth, determine its figure and dimensions
and delineate any region or quarter of it. By it we measure the planetary
2008 Rolfs Foundation Award the marble and granite firm, Brother
Paul Baldino, himself a member of
orbs, and make new discoveries in the sphere of the fixed stars. Nay more:
by it we the tempers and dispositions, the passions and affections, of our
Editor’s Note: The following school a more productive place.” Milwaukee-Harmony Lodge, discov- fellow creatures, when they wish most to conceal them; so that through
story is about a young teacher in He’s also the only teacher Onken ered that there was a cavity behind it, the tongue may be taught to lie and dissemble, the countenance would
West Bend, Randy Reysen. He has knows who sings love songs to stu- covered by a rubber flap —and display the hypocrisy to the discerning eye. In fine, the rays of light, which
been named by students as dents kissing in the hall. Onken behind the flap was a copper box administer to this sense, are the most astonishing part of the animated cre-
“Teacher of the Year” at West Bend quickly added Reysen can’t sing. measuring 14 inches long, 9 inches ation, and render the eye a peculiar object of admiration.
West High School in 2003-2004 That demeanor and caring in height and 8 inches in width, its “Of all the faculties, sight is the noblest. The structure of the eye, and its
and was this June named as one of beyond the classroom is why the top soldered in place. appurtenances, evince the admirable contrivances of nature for perform-
four recipients of the school district’s three students nominated Reysen This particular stone, obviously the ing all of its various external and internal motions; while the variety dis-
prestigious Rolfs Foundation Award for one of the four annual Rolfs building’s cornerstone, carried the played in the eyes of different animals, suited to their several ways of life,
for 2008. Teacher Reysen is also a Educational Foundation teacher words, “Carl W. Hofmeister, Grand clearly demonstrates this organ to be the masterpiece of Nature’s work.
member of West awards, and that’s Master of Masons in Wisconsin, A.D. “Feeling is that sense by which we distinguish the different qualities of
Bend Lodge. The fol- why he was ultimately 1955 – A.L. 5955” incised into its bodies: such as heat and cold, hardness and softness, roughness and
lowing story detailing chosen to receive one. weather stained and mossy surface. smoothness, figure, solidity, motion and extension.
the award is being Peg Rolfs, who pre- Suspecting rightly that this was like- “Smelling is that sense by which we distinguish odors, the various kinds
reprinted with permis- sented the Rolfs ly to be something of Masonic signifi- of which convey different impressions to the mind. Animal and vegetable
sion. It appeared orig- Foundation awards See CORNERSTONE on page 2 bodies, and indeed most other bodies, while exposed to the air, continual-
inally on the “School and conducted schol- ly send forth effluvia of vast subtility, as well in the state of life and growth
Scene” page of the arship interviews said More MORI Training as in the state of fermentation and putrefaction. These effluvia being
June 24, 2008, issue as many as half of the drawn into the nostrils along with the air, are the means by which all bod-
of the Daily News, scholarship candi- for Lodge Secretaries ies are smelled. Hence it is evident that there is a manifest appearance of
Washington County’s dates mentioned Rey- and Assistants Set design in the great Creator’s having planted the organ of smell in the inside
Daily Newspaper. sen helped them of that canal, through which the air continually passes in respiration.
DOUSMAN - Grand Secretary
Additional com- through school. “Tasting enables us to make a proper distinction in the choice of our
Michael A. DeWolf, PGM, has
ments from an inter- Reysen explained food. The organ of this sense guards the entrance of the alimentary canal,
announced six more Masonic Online
view by the Editor fol- Bro. Randy Reysen, West his philosophy: “You as that of smelling guards the entrance of the canal for respiration. From
Registry Interface (MORI) training
low at the conclusion Bend West High Social have to know your the situation of both these organs, it is plain that they were intended by
Studies Teacher sessions for Lodge Secretaries. MORI
of this story. students enough to nature to distinguish wholesome food from that which is nauseous.
is the new member database system
recognize the look on their faces to See FIVE SENSES on page 2
adopted by your Grand Lodge.
By Mitch Maersch know something’s not right,” he
Registration is limited to Lodge
Daily News Staff said. “You have to offer yourselves
Secretaries or their Assistants. These
West Bend West social studies up to them.”
and sociology teacher Randy Rey- The farm boy from Beechwood
brethren are asked to select one of Second Masonic Ed. Seminar is
the following dates and locations,
sen said he uses the old saying, knew enough in high school to go
“Kids don’t care what you know into teaching. As a junior, he served
and register via email at: <grandsec- November 1 at Waukesha Lodge
until they know you care.” as secretary of Future Teachers of DOUSMAN – The Grand Lodge registration form included in this
Secretaries can also register on-line Education Committee-sponsored issue to enroll for the remaining
His students know he cares and America. As a senior, he was presi-
buy clicking on the MORI tab on the Masonic Education Seminars got seminars.
how much. dent.
Grand Lodge web site <www.wisc-
“He’s helped me through some He declared his major early off to a rough start this fall as insuffi- Covered during the seminars will
freemasonry.org>. cient early registration forced can- be our Masonic Code, Masonic
personal issues I couldn’t have got senior year.
Please indicate the MORI training cellation of the October 4 seminar Handbook (the Green Book) and
through this year if it wasn’t for Mr. “There’s nothing else that I’ve
session you wish to attend in your e-
Reysen,” said West Bend West ever wanted to do. I’m good on the in Eau Claire. The second and final the Lodge Excellence Award
mail. Classes run from 9:30 a.m. to seminar for 2008 is scheduled for (LEA).
graduate Jessica Norgel. farm but I’m not that mechanically
2:30 p.m. and include lunch. You Saturday, November 1 in Wauke- Brethren attending the Masonic
Students don’t necessarily have to talented,” he said with a laugh.
will receive full details at the time of
come to Reysen. Often, he will In the classroom, he’s Mr. Handy- sha at Waukesha Lodge No. 37. Education Seminars are encour-
registration. Choose from the follow- Two spring 2009 seminars are aged to take the two related
come to them. man.
ing dates and locations:
“If he sees you sitting in class and “He knows so much outside his planned although dates have not Masonic Education Correspon-
November 15 – Menomonee been confirmed. However, it has dence Courses — the MCCC for
it looks like you’re having a bad subject area,” Knuth said. “I think I
November 22 – Tomah been announced that they will be the Masonic Code of Wisconsin
day, he’ll talk to you,” said West learned more in sociology to that
December 6 – Lone Rock
grad LeAnn Knuth. one semester than I learned in that held in Green Bay at the Northeast and the MECC for the Wisconsin
January 17, 2009 – Rhinelander Masonic Center and in Dodgeville Masonic Handbook— either
“He’ll pull you out of class if it’s a entire year.”
February 7, 2009 – Milwaukee at Dodgeville Lodge No. 119. Dates before or after the seminars.
big subject,” said West grad Jason “He shows you that he’s a per-
February 28, 2009 – Madison
Onken. “He’s one of the teachers son. He tells you about his mis- and registration details will be Both of these correspondence
At this time 61 Secretaries or Assis- announced at a later time. courses are available at no charge
I’ve met who took a genuine care in takes,” Onken said.
tant Secretaries are trained and regis- Please use the official seminar
their students and tried to make See TEACHER on page 8 See ED SEMINAR on page 3
tered for the system. wmj
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CORNERSTONE...from page 1 1945 Wisconsin Monitor. g. 50-year certificate (as a MM) 1955. Brother Grossenbach was a intention of removing any of this
cance, the box was removed, care- 9. Copy of the “Report of the h. Past Master’s card member of Lafayette Lodge No. material,” the Grand Secretary
fully opened and the contents pho- Budget Committee” for the year i. Proficiency card 265 and served as Grand Secretary added. He said the decision was
tographed, again, with permission 1955. j. Ritualist card from 1949-1966. Please see “For- made to leave these items with the
of the building’s owner (the Grand 10. Copy of the Grand Master’s k. Official membership card ward Freemasonry,” Vol. II, page building because Grand Master
Master and Grand Secretary were Report to the 111th Annual Com- l. Copy of charter to form a new 384, for more on this dedicated and Wilke felt that the time capsule has a
also involved in these decisions). munication of the Grand Lodge of Lodge long-serving Grand Secretary. significant historical purpose and
And indeed the find was of signifi- Masons in Wisconsin, June 14, 22. Program for the 1955 Annual Preserved for Posterity should remain with the building for
cance, for it con- Communication The cornerstone, time capsule future generations to someday open
tained 40 items of Grand Lodge. and contents will be kept in the and learn more about the Fraternity.
representative of 23. Program of building by the present owners, The Grand Master requested that
Masonry in Wis- events and dis- reported Grand Secretary Michael copies and photos of the contents be
consin when they tinguished guests DeWolf, PGM.. taken and provided for our Grand
were deposited entertained by The Grand Secretary explained Lodge archives. Before resealing the
there on June 14, Grand Lodge that because of the construction box a copy of the 2007 Grand
1955, no doubt 1955. schedule (the fascia replacement Lodge Proceedings, a current copy
with the appro- 24. A set of project described previously) speed of our Masonic Journal, photos of
priate fraternal Masonic Work- was of the essence in returning the the Grand Master and Grand Lodge
Grand Lodge ing Tools. time capsule to its original location Officers were added to the original
dedicatory cere- 25. Replica of in the NE corner of the building contents. The box was then resealed
mony. Washington behind a new marble panel. and replaced within the building. The
“This was really Trowel present- A brass plate carrying the corner- Grand Secretary also said that due to
exciting,” ed to the Grand stone information resides inside the the construction timeline there wasn’t
explained Broth- Lodge Free and building. “The owners have no time for any type of ceremony. wmj
er Arthur, who Accepted
photographed Former Grand Lodge Building in Milwaukee Masons of Wis-
the contents This is the former Grand Lodge of Wisconsin building located on the south- consin February FIVE SENSES...from page 1
before they were west corner of Astor and East Juneau on Milwaukee’s East Side. The building 22, 1926, by the Everything that enters into the stomach, must undergo the scrutiny of tast-
resealed in the is now owned by Metropolitan Associates. The cornerstone and time capsule George Wash- ing, and by it we are capable of discerning the changes which the same
original container. described in the story were found at the left corner of the building. The con- ington National body undergoes in the different compositions of art, cookery, chemistry
“I’ve been tents of the capsule were photographed and some new items added before Masonic Memo- and pharmacy.
involved in the container was returned to its location. A name plate will be placed on the rial Association. “Smelling and tasting are inseparably connected; and it is by the unnat-
Masonry for two inside of the building drawing attention to the existence of the capsule. 26. Brochure ural kind of life men commonly lead in society, that these senses are ren-
years and this of Masonic dered less fit perform their natural offices.
really makes the history of the Fra- 1955, Carl W. Hofmeister, Grand Home - 1940 Through this definition and explanation of the five senses, we now have
ternity come alive,” he said. Master. 27. Copy of application for admis- a much better understanding of their importance to us as Freemasons. I
An inventory letter enclosed within 11. Copy of the “American’s sion to the Wisconsin Masonic encourage every Brother to search and study the several publications of
the time capsule identified the items Creed.” Home. the Craft. It will help us grow as Freemasons with the expanded light of
placed in the cornerstone of the then 12. Masonic Presentation Bible. 28. Copy of Schedules of Schools knowledge.
“new” Grand Lodge headquarters, 13. One three-volume set of of Instruction 1954-55. Yours in Brotherly Love,
library and museum. The following “Introduction to Freemasonry” by 29. Copy of the “Masonic Tid- John W. Wilke, Grand Master
items were recorded: Carl H. Claudy. ings” for the month of June 1955.
1. List of Grand Lodge Building 14. Copy of Wisconsin Masonic 30. List of the Grand Lodge Office
Committee, appointed by Grand Foundation. Staff.
Master Carl W. Hofmeister pursuant 15. List of Regular Lodges 1954. 31. Copy of the Milwaukee Sen-
to action taken at the 1954 Annual 16. Copy of the Proceedings of tinel - June 9, 1955.
Communication of Grand Lodge Conference of the Masonic Grand 32. Copy of Masonic Digest,
Free and Accepted Masons of Wis- Lodge Secretaries in North America Madison, Wisconsin - June 1955.
consin. for the year 1955. 33. 1955 coins – 1 cent piece, 5
2. Copy of the Milwaukee Journal 17. Copy of the Conference of cent piece, 10 cent piece, 25 cent
dated April 21, 1955, carrying a Grand Masters of Masons in North piece, 50 cent piece.
story of the proposed building and a America for the year 1954. 34. “The Master’s Book”- by Carl
picture of same. 18. List of Masters and Secretaries H. Claudy.
3. Pictures of ground breaking of our 307 constituent lodges. 35. Preparation Pamphlet
ceremony. 19. Copy of the Membership 36. Interesting Facts About
4. Copies of the April, May and Recapitulation for the year ending Freemasonry.
June 1955 issues of the “Wisconsin December 31, 1954. 37. The Story of Freemasonry in
Freemason,” official publication of 20. Copy of the form of the Annu- the United States.
the Grand Lodge Free and Accept- al Summary Returns for the year 38. History of The George Wash-
ed Masons of Wisconsin. ending December 31, 1954. ington Masonic National Founda-
5. Copy of the 1954 official pro- 21. A file of Masonic forms used tion.
ceedings of the Grand Lodge Free & by constituent lodges: 39. Masonic Apron
Accepted Masons of Wisconsin. a. Petition for Degrees 40. Collection of Publications by Hiram D. Fisher Lodge Raises Two Master Masons
6. Copy of the 1955 revised edi- b. Petition for Affiliation the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin on
Hiram D. Fisher Lodge No. 222 of Florence raised two members, Scott
tion of the Masonic Code. c. Demit Masonic subjects.
Sanders and Bruce Magolan, as Master Mason on September 16 at the
7. Copy of the “First 100 Years In d. Sample form of Lodge by-laws The inventory was signed by Paul
Florence Lodge. Past Master Darryl Miller presided in the East. Pictured in
Masonry in Wisconsin 1844 –1944. e. 25-year certificate & card W. Grossenbach, Grand Secretary,
front of Lodge members are brother Scott Sanders, PM Darryl Miller, and
8. Copy of the third edition revised f. 50-year certificate & card and dated in his hand on June 14,
brother Bruce Magolan. – Submitted by Master Jim Moore
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West Bend Lodge’s
Third Santa Klaus NOTES FROM THE GRAND LECTURER
Raffle & Dinner Is By Brother Kenneth C. Gorgen
Set for December 11 Master Yoda’s Rule of Memorization
WEST BEND – West Bend Lodge My Brothers:
No. 138, West Bend, will hold its “Do or do not. There is no try.” If you are familiar with the Star Wars
third annual Santa Klaus Raffle fund movies, you might remember Master Jedi Knight Yoda saying this to his
raiser on Thursday, December 11. young trainee Luke Skywalker. By now, if you have taken time to read my
Building on the success of last last two articles, you probably have a good feel for the importance we need
year’s event, ticket sales will be strict- to place on the ritual as being part of our Lodge’s work.
ly limited to the first 150 persons In fact, it is so much part of who we are as Masons that Master Yoda’s
who purchase tickets. comment applies to us as Lodge members and especially to the Lodge offi-
The raffle’s Grand prize is $1,000 cers regarding learning the ritual. It cannot be a mat-
cash. The second cash prize is $500. ter of trying to learn it, but as a lodge officer, it must be
A third prize is $250. that, “I will learn it.”
In addition to these three cash Again, we can turn to the cipher for help. On page
prizes, there will be a silent auction seven, there is a section entitled “Suggested Work
featuring a wide variety of products, Assignments.” It is a schedule for chipping away at
services and art. A 50/50 cash draw- the memory work a little bit at a time. There is nothing
ing will give attendees an additional more disheartening than to watch a Lodge struggle
opportunity to enjoy the evening during a degree. Remember that our goal as Masons
and profit thereby. An Ehle Family Affair at Waucoma Lodge is to impart knowledge. How can we expect to
Well-known West Bend wood- Brother Steve Ehle is pictured following receipt of his Master Mason Degree impart that knowledge if we do not possess it our-
worker, Brother Don Clement, will given in Waucoma Lodge No. 90, Evansville, in mid-October. Many family selves? Each lodge officer needs to be prepared to Kenneth C. Gorgen
again have several of his handcraft- members assisted in the degree including (back row) cousin Robin G. perform the work that he has been assigned for the Grand Lecturer
ed artisan bowls offered for bidding. Patterson who read the Charge, cousin Norman Patterson (Jr. Deacon), uncle year, and my brothers, this also extends out to ritual that is performed in
Offered also in the silent auction Robin N. Patterson (Chaplain) and uncle Leon G. Patterson (Sr. Deacon). public such as the Masonic Memorial Service. Not only does the lodge need
will be a 30-minute air tour of the The front row features cousin Larry Patterson (Worshipful Master) and to be prepared to perform the service, but also to perform it well in order to
scenic Kettle Moraine and West Brother Ehle who is now a Master Mason. leave a good impression with the family and public. I would encourage any
Bend lakes area. lodge that is working its way back to ritual recovery to make sure that in the
Tickets are $100 each and include ED SEMINAR...from page 1 Presenters will be members of the interim; only qualified Masons are used for putting on degrees and perform-
two dinners, with a choice of two Grand Lodge Education Commit- ing the memorial service.
and may be downloaded from the
entrees: beef tenderloin or baked Memorization of the ritual is possible...for anyone!
Grand Lodge Web Site at tee and other Grand Lodge officers.
cod fillets. There will be a cash bar. What about memorizing the work? There are some brothers who strug-
<www.wisc-freemasonry.org>. Junior Grand Warden Davey L.
The Santa Klaus III dinner and White, Jr., is committee chair. gle, and in due time, give up. Let me assure you that the ability to memo-
Also available under the Publica-
drawing will be held at the Claire- rize the ritual is not an easy task for most of us. However, there are very
tions heading on the web site’s Other members of the Education
mont Inn, 2520 W. Washington few people who do not hold the ability to memorize. If you have a hobby,
home page are the complete Wis- Committee this year are Craig
Street (Highway 33) in West Bend. think of the many steps in that hobby that you perform automatically. You
consin Masonic Handbook and Campbell, Deputy Grand Master;
Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner were not born with that knowledge; you learned it and remembered it.
Masonic Code of Wisconsin. These Joe Harker, Sr. Grand Warden;
beginning at 7 p.m. Dinner enter- I’m a home brewer. Yes, I brew beer and I enjoy sampling the results of
two publications may be referenced Michael Dewolf, PGM, Grand Sec-
tainment is planned. my hobby. I did not always have the knowledge, but I learned it by read-
on-line or printed out as needed. retary; Dennis Siewert, Sr. Grand
Ticket sales will end on Wednes- ing books, and then applying that knowledge in brewing over and over
Brethren are advised that in order Deacon; Dan Slavik, Jr.. Grand
day, December 3. Tickets will be Deacon; Bill Beetcher, Sr. Grand until it was locked in and I no longer needed to go to the reference books;
to receive LEA points and course
held at the door. Persons need not I memorized the process. Repetition is probably the most important
completion recognition, the com- Steward; and Frank Struble, Jr.
be present to win. attribute for memorizing anything, not just the ritual. As a kid in grade
pleted correspondence courses Grand Steward.
If you would like to attend, please Attending brethren will receive a school, I remember memorizing multiplication tables, and it was done by
accompanied by a check for the
contact Bro. Richard Slade, West continual repetition.
correct fee ($4.50 per person per CD of the material presented. The
Bend Lodge PM at 262-334-9180 to We can take this one step further; if you can speak and understand Eng-
course) are to be mailed to the CD also will contain a copy of our
reserve your ticket. Checks are to be lish, you have successfully memorized an entire language, and you did it
Grand Lodge Office in Dousman. ritual cipher.
made payable to West Bend Lodge without any extra work. How is that possible? When you were learning to
Those completing the courses As an added bonus, the brethren
No. 138 and mailed to PO Box 422, communicate with your parents, your focus was more on the process of
and remitting the $4.50 fee will attending will also receive a wealth
West Bend, WI 53095. getting Mom or Dad to know what you wanted so that you could hopeful-
receive a pin and certificate which of other educational and inspira-
ly enjoy the results.
will be returned by mail— and earn tional information.
Committing the Work to memory is a process.
LEA points for your lodge in the
Here’s how to get started — it’s easier than you think.
process. Editor’s Note: Because the
The same goes for learning the ritual. Focus on the process, and results
Start times for all seminars are as November issue of the Masonic
will surface. First learn to understand what is written. You are not initially
Locator follows. Check-in will be from 8-9 Journal went to press on October
learning words, but learning the thought. Take time to look up words that
a.m. and the seminar will begin 22, the registration deadline for the
are not easily understood; our ritual is loaded with them. Understanding
promptly at 9 a.m. There will be a seminar at Waukesha Lodge on
unfamiliar terms helps you understand the meaning of the statement.
noontime break for lunch. The cost November 1, Brethren are advised
Next, use some of your own “tricks” to aid your memory. One of the tricks
Gavel, Gavel, Who’s Got Your of the meal is not included in the to confirm with the Grand Lodge
that I use is to picture the words on the page, and this includes their location.
District’s Traveling Gavel? $10 entry fee. Walk-in “Day-of” Office that the seminar will be held I strive to set some small achievable goals such as having a particular para-
registration for the seminars will be as scheduled and has not been graph learned by the end of the week. Sometimes that will only take about
District 1 $15 per person. The seminars will cancelled due to insufficient early 15 or 20 minutes a night. As you are learning a part, keep referring back to
Superior Lodge No. 236 conclude by 3 p.m. registration. wmj the cipher to make sure that you have learned it correctly. Accuracy is
Durand-Pepin Lodge No. 149
District 3 However, when all is said and done, repetition is the key to locking the
CLIP, FILL OUT, & MAIL
Park Falls Lodge No. 300 words in their place. Once you have learned a piece, you must repeat it
Washington Lodge No. 21 Masonic Education over and over to literally burn it into your memory. The beauty of this part
of the process is that it does not take extra time, but can be done during any
idle moment. As an example, when I have had enough of listening to the
Valley Lodge No.60 Seminars bad news of the day on the car radio, I turn it off and recite some ritual that
I have recently learned. This only happens after I have learned that part.
Evergreen Lodge No. 93
Sponsored by The Grand Lodge F & A. M. of Wisconsin In summary, memorizing the ritual does not need to be an impossible
District 7 task, but it does need to be part of your lodge activities as an officer of the
Doric Lodge No. 356 Name _____________________________________________________ lodge. Remember Yoda’s words, but with this further admonition: As a
District 8 lodge officer, being able to perform in all the three degrees is definitely a
Barnaveld Lodge No. 319 Address _____________________________________________________ “Do.” There is no “Do not” or “Try.”
District 9 Good luck in this endeavor, strive to learn the ritual, and then my brothers
Jefferson County Lodge No. 9 City___________________________ State_________ ZIP ____________ you will all see more Light.
Fond du Lac Lodge No. 26 Brethren, your comments or suggestions are always welcome. Contact
Phone_________________________________________________ Grand Lecturer Gorgen by e-mail at <email@example.com> or by phone at
Laflin-St. James Lodge No. 247 (262) 691-0859.
West Allis Lodge No. 291
Seminar Attending: (Check One) – Fee is only $10 each by the
registration deadline. Price is $15 at the door.
Editor’s Note: Please check with (Note: Group registrations from lodges are encouraged.
GOING SOUTH/COMING NORTH?
the Master of the lodge listed Please list all who will be attending by name.)
before scheduling a trip to claim MOVING? ADDRESS CHANGE?
your district’s Traveling Gavel. It K November 1, 2008 @ Waukesha Lodge No. 37.
Registration Deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 22. It is important that you notify the Grand Lodge Office before your
may already have been claimed
address changes either TEMPORARILY or PERMANENTLY!
by another lodge! Don’t forget to Note: Information on the two Masonic Education Seminars
complete your Traveling Gavel to be held in spring 2009 in Green Bay and Dodgeville .
By Mail: Address Correction c/o The Grand Lodge F & A. M. of
possession reports and send them will be forthcoming as soon as details are finalized. Wisconsin, 36275 Sunset Drive, Dousman, Wisconsin 53118
on to the Grand Lodge Office for
Make check payable to: Address Changes By E-mail:
inclusion in your Wisconsin
Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Wisconsin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Masonic Journal. Thanks for your
cooperation. Where’s your gavel? Mail to: Masonic Ed Seminars c/o Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of <email@example.com>
We can’t know unless you tell us! Wisconsin, 36275 Sunset Drive, Dousman, WI 53118 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Grand Master Wilke’s Fund Appeal Support Your
Jump-started With $10,000 Lead Gift! Wisconsin Masonic
DOUSMAN – Watch your mailbox
at the end of the month—the Grand
Master’s Appeal is on the way!
The Masonic Medical Fund has
been involved with providing match-
makes the Foundation Board realize
that we need to continue providing
matching funds for the placement of
Most Worshipful Grand Master of ing funds for the purchase of AEDs these invaluable units. We have Plan for the future. Remember to include the Wisconsin
Masons in Wisconsin, John W. since 1999, and over the past nine done so much good work already, Masonic Charities in your will today.
Wilke, has chosen the Masonic years, the Masonic Foundation has the time is right to increase our funds
Foundation Medical Fund as the
beneficiary of his fundraising appeal
placed 625 defibrillators, which rep-
resents a financial commitment of
and continue this program into the
Memorials and Contributions
this year. more than $1.3 million. We are It is our pleasure to announce that
The Medical Fund has been quite especially proud of the fact that we Brother Robert Mund has made a Masonic Service and Assistance
visible over the years, due to its have placed units in about 58 per- generous contribution of $10,000 as • Mr. Ryan Mayrand
matching grants program which pro- cent of Wisconsin’s high schools, one a lead gift to Grand Master Wilke’s • Mr. Stanley Missling
vides dollars to purchase needed of which had a recent life saving fundraising campaign. Please con-
health, safety and rehabilitation event. sider giving generously to help this Wisconsin Masonic Foundation
equipment for Wisconsin communi- Thanks to the fundraising efforts of important cause. When the appeal
ties. Shawano Lodge #170 and the pres- arrives in your mailbox, please don’t Masonic Medical - Lodge Matching Fund
One of the most popular pieces of ence of an AED, Eric Swiecichowski, pass it over. • Clarendon Avenue PTO for the purchase of an AED
equipment that the Foundation was able to be revived after experi- If you would like to send a gift in partnership with Laflin/St. James Lodge No. 247
Board sees applications for, is the encing a cardiac episode during an directly to the Development Office • Clear Lake Lodge No. 230 for the purchase of Image Trend
Software for the Clear Lake Ambulance Service
automatic external defibrillator or athletic practice at his high school. for the Grand Master’s appeal,
• Duke Pride Sports Association for the purchase of a
“AED.” AEDs make it possible for This is just one of several “saves” please make it payable to the Wis- portable AED for Whitefish Bay High School
the layman to attempt to revive an that have occurred because of units consin Masonic Medical Fund and • Prairie View PTO for the purchase of an
individual that has experienced sud- that Masons have worked hard to mail it to: Wisconsin Masonic Chari- AED in partnership with Laflin/St. James Lodge No. 247
den cardiac arrest. This type of place. We have been told about ties Development Office, 36275 • Rolling Hills PTO for the purchase of an AED
equipment is a wonderful asset in saves in Chippewa Falls, Kenosha, Sunset Drive, Dousman, WI 53118 in partnership with Laflin/St. James Lodge No. 247
schools, community centers and and Milwaukee as well. We look forward to a successful •Section School PTG for the purchase of an AED
other buildings that experience high Reflecting on stories like these appeal. wmj in partnership with Laflin/St. James Lodge No. 247
• Shawano Lodge No. 170 for the purchase of a portable
AED for the Shawano Hockey League
New Charitable Giving Wisconsin Masonic Home, Inc.
Opportunity in 2008-09 General Fund
• Estate of Donald Jackson
By Bro. William H. Barnes Wisconsin Masonic Home, Wiscon-
Development Director sin Masonic Foundation, Service
Wisconsin Masonic Charities and Assistance Fund, or Soccer FILL OUT, CLIP AND MAIL TODAY
Foundation. The gift must be made
These turbulent economic times in 2008 or 2009. Enclosed is my donat ion for:
have resulted in Congress giving us This method of giving is particu- [ ] Wisconsin Masonic Foundation
a new charitable giving opportunity. larly helpful for those who do not [ ] Wisconsin Masonic Foundation Medical Fund
The Emergency Economic Stabi- itemize their deductions, high
[ ] Wisconsin Masonic Foundation Youth Fund
lization Act of 2008 contains a pro- income donors who might lose
vision for an IRA Charitable some of their deductions, or indi- [ ] Wisconsin Masonic Home, Inc.
Rollover. viduals unable to deduct their con- [ ] Wisconsin Masonic Home Endowment
This law allows individuals having tributions because of the 50 percent Island City Welcomes [ ] Wisconsin Masonic Journal Fund
an IRA or Roth IRA the ability to of AGI limitation. Two New Master [ ] Wisconsin Masonic Service & Assistance Fund
make a gift to charity of up to When making such a gift the Masons
$100,000. donor will not increase their income [ ] Wisconsin Masonic Soccer Foundation, Inc.
Above: On September 24, 2008,
The gift must be made directly as a result of a mandatory IRA with- [ ] Designated for ________________________________________
Island City Lodge No. 330 in
from the trustee to the charity. The drawal. [ ] In honor of: __________________________________________
Minocqua raised Kevin Nisen to
gift will not be included in taxable For more information or to dis-
the degree of Master Mason. Past [ ] In memory of: ________________________________________
income and will satisfy the IRA cuss a tax wise gift, please contact
Master Darrell Tarnow (left) is
owner’s mandatory withdrawal William Barnes, Director of Devel- Amount _____________________ Date_____________________
shown congratulating Kevin
requirement. opment for the Wisconsin Masonic
Nisen (right) after the Degree. Please acknowledge to: Name ______________________________
The donors must be 70 and one- Charities at 800 242-2307 or write
Below: On September 17,
half years of age, and the gift made us at 36275 Sunset Drive, Dous- Address _________________________________________________
Island City Lodge raised Richard
to a qualified charity such as the man, WI 53118.
Bolgioni to the degree of Master City_______________________ State________ ZIP___________
Mason. Worshipful Master Jon
– Sharon Wilke’s Ladies Appeal – Mundy is shown congratulating
Brother Bolgioni (right) after the
Make your check payable to the benevolence you have
selected above and mail to: The Wisconsin Masonic Charities
Here’s How to Order Your Copy of Degree.
– Submitted by Secretary
36275 Sunset Drive, Dousman, WI 53118 • Phone (800) 242-
2307 • On the Web: <email@example.com>
“My Favorite Recipes from the Wild” Darrell Tarnow
As Grand Master of Masons in Wisconsin, Most Worshipful Brother
John W. Wilke, takes great pleasure in introducing to the Craft his mother For information on creating a lasting charita-
Helen Wilke’s cookbook, “My Favorite Recipes from the Wild.” ble legacy for the Masonic Fraternity in
For many years John’s mother Helen Wilke taught identification, har-
vest, preparation and storage of wild edibles, sharing and receiving wild- Wisconsin through planned giving, please
foods’ knowledge with George Bachay, former outdoor writer for the contact William H. Barnes J.D., Wisconsin
Janesville Gazette, and Euell Gibbons, noted author, both experts in this Masonic Charities Development Director.
All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Sharon Wilke’s appeal He can be reached toll-free at 1-800-242-2307
for the 32° Masonic Learning Centers for Children in Madison and Mil- or by e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To order cookbooks complete the coupon below and mail to:
26489 Osborn Ave.
Is someone in your lodge
Kendall, WI 54638 in personal or financial
distress? Find out how
Clip & Mail Coupon you can help.
Please send me _______“My Favorite Recipes from the Wild” Let our advertisers
Cookbooks at $10 each plus Postage & Handling of $3 per cookbook. know you found their
Enclosed is $____________ (Check or Money Order) information in the Schmidt & Mason City
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2008 Scholarship Awards
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin
Masonic Foundation, we would like to join Wisconsin
Lodges in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of our Lodge
Matching Grants Scholarship program. We are proud to
report that 146 of the state’s 186 Masonic Lodges, 78 per-
cent, participated in this year’s Matching Grants Scholarship
Program, awarding 282 scholarships to outstanding graduat-
ing high school seniors. These scholarships represent Cassie James Ross Coogan Brittany Lee Cassandra Mumm Nicholas Reising Rachel Fritz
$213,450 in funding which will assist out youth in reaching Iowa-Grant HS Mineral Point HS Platteville HS Cassville HS Potosi HS Potosi HS
their educational goals. Mineral Point Lodge #1 Mineral Point Lodge #1 Melody Lodge #2 Potosi Lodge #4 Potosi Lodge #4 Potosi Lodge #4
113 existing Perpetual Scholarships and some of our new
Special Named Fund Scholarships also made awards to stu-
dents this year. As always, each Lodge selected outstanding
recipients for their awards, who were involved in high
schools and communities and who have set sound goals for
their futures. These students will pursue degrees in a variety
of areas of study at public, private and technical schools in
Wisconsin and beyond.
Thank you once again to each of the Masonic Lodges that
awards scholarships on an annual basis. You keep our pro-
For more information on how your Lodge can participate in
the scholarship programs of the Masonic Foundation, please Christopher DeWitte Bryan Pulda Kyle Nack Kyle Redington Sarah Pedley Hanna Knurr
contact William H. Barnes, J.D., Director of Development at Cassville HS Wauzeka-Steuben HS Prairie du Chien HS Shullsburg HS Shullsburg HS Waterford Union HS
the Development Office at 1-800-242-2307, or via email at Potosi Lodge #4 Prairie du Chien Lodge #8 Prairie du Chien Lodge #8 Amicitia Lodge #25 Amicitia Lodge #25 Burlington Lodge #28
Jennifer Gratzl Evan Mayhew Kristin Kallio Katie Schmidt Samantha Hartgernik Kelsie Quinn Abby Mayer Kyle Andersen Brian Heidemann
Burlington HS Waukesha West HS Catholic Memorial HS Waukesha North HS Waupun HS Janesville-Parker HS Janesville-Craig HS Sparta HS Waterloo HS
Burlington Lodge #28 Waukesha Lodge #37 Waukesha Lodge #37 Waukesha Lodge #37 Waupun Lodge #48 Janesville-Western Star Janesville-Western Star Valley Lodge #60 Waterloo Lodge #63
Lodge #55 Lodge #55
Alexandra Trummer Jenna Starr Krystina Miller Heather Rhinehart Kasey Kae Jones Jesse Lunde Bradley Modatt Adrianna Emmart Christina Teeples
Marshall HS Palmyra Eagle HS Palmyra Eagle HS Adams Friendship HS Adams Friendship HS Beaver Dam HS Dodgeland HS Stoughton HS Black River Falls HS
Waterloo Lodge #68 Palmyra Lodge #68 Palmyra Lodge #68 Quincy Lodge #71 Quincy Lodge #71 Dodge County Lodge #72 Dodge County Lodge #72 Kegonsa Lodge #73 Black River Falls
Adam Bragee Hannah Monthier Kylie Severson John Letlebo Ryan Dugenske Pamela Williamson Sarah Calcagne Nickolas Wipperfurth Rebecca McCauley
Black River Falls HS Columbus HS Columbus HS Fall River HS Weston HS Reedsburg Area HS Lodi HS Lodi HS Lodi HS
Black River Falls Columbus Lodge #75 Columbus Lodge #75 Columbus Lodge #75 Reedsburg Lodge #79 Reedsburg Lodge #79 Lodi Valley Lodge #99 Lodi Valley Lodge #99 Lodi Valley Lodge #99
Alex Zarnikow Samantha Davidson Chelsey Weinberger Ashley Lazich Hennes William Stokes Kaitlyn Ringelstetter Hana Conway Ted Wipperfurth
Lodi HS Horicon HS Mayville HS Hartford HS Hartford HS River Falls HS River Valley HS River Valley HS River Valley HS
Lodi Valley Lodge #99 Neosho-Mayville-Horicon Neosho-Mayville-Horicon Neosho-Mayville- Neosho-Mayville- River Falls Lodge #109 Spring Green Spring Green Spring Green
Lodge #108 (Allan R. Borchardt Lodge #108 (Tim Wilton Horicon Lodge #108 Horicon Lodge #108 Lodge #113 Lodge #113 Lodge #113
Memorial Scholarship) Memorial Scholarship)
Lindsey Stapleton Brenda Breuer Kyla Schaub Tim Bartlett Kaycie Kutschenreuter Derek Severson Peter Hoeschele Sarah Shudlick Joel Culbertson
River Valley HS Slinger HS Slinger HS Hartford Union HS Hartford Union HS Hartford Union HS Hartford Union HS Tomah HS Central HS
Spring Green Hartford Lodge #120 Hartford Lodge #120 Hartford Lodge #120 Hartford Lodge #120 Hartford Lodge #120 Hartford Lodge #120 Tomah Lodge #132 Washburn Lodge #145
Lodge #113 Reno Zancanella Masonic Reno Zancanella Masonic Col. Gary L. Pike Hartford Reno Zancanella Masonic Col. Gary L. Pike Hartford Genevieve Collins, Estelle Jenkins,
Memorial Scholarship Memorial Scholarship Masonic Lodge Scholarship Memorial Scholarship Masonic Lodge Scholarship George & Sara Walter Scholarship
Aristotle Wurch Samantha Hartgerink Nicholas Kastein Luke Anderson Amy Mousel Chantel Klos Samantha Jovett Dayna Walz Kirk Chapin
Waupun HS Waupun HS Waupun HS Wild Rose HS Colfax HS Menomonie HS Boyceville HS Glenwood City HS Omro HS
Waupun Lodge #148 Waupun Lodge #148 Waupun Lodge #148 Wautoma Lodge #148 Menomonie Lodge #164 Menomonie Lodge #164 Menomonie Lodge #164 Menomonie Lodge #164 Omro Lodge #168
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Brett Kiesling Brittany Resch Allyson Kaufman Alexandra Agar Amanda Wedemayer Ashley Grice Emily Teetzen Sienna Rauterkus Mitchell Thiele
Omro HS Witt-Birn HS Bonduel HS Nbowler HS Tigerton HS Gresham HS Shawano HS Bonduel HS Cambria-Friesland HS
Omro Lodge #168 Shawano Lodge #170 Shawano Lodge #170 Shawano Lodge #170 Shawano Lodge #170 Shawano Lodge #170 Shawano Lodge #170 Shawano Lodge #170 Pardee Lodge #171
Alyssa Vander Galien Tiffany Wiersma Cory Bender Lydia Foss Ben Lee Brad Gorman Valerie Nelson Samantha Boos Anthony Gunderson
Cambria-Friesland HS Cambria-Friesland HS Poynette HS Washington Island HS Chippewa Falls HS Chippewa Falls HS Chippewa Falls HS Chippewa Falls HS Chippewa Falls HS
Pardee Lodge #171 Pardee Lodge #171 Poynette Lodge #173 Hnery S. Baird Chippewa Falls Chippewa Falls Chippewa Falls Chippewa Falls Chippewa Falls
Lodge #174 Lodge #176 Lodge #176 Lodge #176 Lodge #176 Lodge #176
Jenna Fremstad Andrea Mattison Clay Prather Melisa Skibba Samantha Brooke Kate Konetzke Alyssa Amundson Jennifer McMahon Zack Stewart
Whitehall HS Blair-Taylor HS Menomonee Falls HS Germantown HS Winneconne HS Winneconne HS Winneconne HS Logan HS Logan HS
Decora Lodge #177 Decora Lodge #177 Lincoln Lodge #183 Lincoln Lodge #183 Winneconne Winneconne Winneconne Lodge #186 La Crosse Lodge #190 La Crosse Lodge #190
Lodge #186 Lodge #186
Joshua Roos Alanna Warner Aaron Paisar Daniel Ignacio Radford Duprey Nathan Oswald Michelle Simpson John Cusiak Ann Keefe
Amery HS New Richmond HS Marion HS Clintonville HS Fennimore HS Boscobel HS Shell Lake HS Shell Lake HS Shell Lake HS
New Richmond New Richmond Clintonville Lodge #197 Clintonville Lodge #197 Fennimore Lodge #219 Fennimore Lodge #219 Shell Lake-Spooner Shell Lake-Spooner Shell Lake-Spooner
Lodge #195 Lodge #195 Lodge #221 Lodge #221(Ray & Sue Heliborn Lodge #221
Aubree Sorteberg Bill Melcher Ryan Eichhorst Will Marshall Bradley Blomberg Benjamin Helmer Aaron Nelson Jordan LeBlanc Lance Winegar
Spooner HS Spooner HS Spooner HS Phillips HS Prentice HS Ellsworth HS Ellsworth HS Clayton HS Clear Lake HS
Shell Lake-Spooner Shell Lake-Spooner Lodge Shell Lake-Spooner Phillips Lodge #225 Phillips Lodge #225 Hancock Lodge #229 Hancock Lodge #229 Clear Lake Lodge #230 Clear Lake Lodge #230
Lodge #221 #221(Clint & Dottie DesJardins Lodge #221
Dave Graupner Eric Rasmussen Reidun Schreiner Eric Johnson Daniel Tift Ross Donovan Brooke Schneck Hannah Graber Lance Poedtke
White Lake HS Wittenberg HS Antigo HS Superior HS Three Lakes HS Hillsboro HS Wauwatosa West HS Wauwatosa East HS Union Grove HS
Antigo Lodge #231 Antigo Lodge #231 Antigo Lodge #231 Superior Lodge #236 Rhinelander Lodge #242 Hillsboro Lodge #255 Wauwatosa Wauwatosa Union Grove
Lodge #267 Lodge #267 Lodge #288
Ashley Jones Amanda Robinette Roxanne Kresmer Christina Bonilla Katie Omernik Tommy Doyle Courtney Haase Derek Fravert Mallory Massey
Union Grove HS South Milwaukee HS Greendale HS New Berlin Eisenhower HS Wauwatosa West HS Wauwatosa East HS Greenwood HS Loyal HS Pecatonica HS
Union Grove Lodge #288 Damascus Lodge #290 Damascus Lodge #290 Damascus Lodge #290 Henry L. Palmer Henry L. Palmer Owen Lodge #317 Owen Lodge #317 Barneveld Lodge #319
(Elmer Lewitzke Memorial Lodge #301 Lodge #301
Casey Krahenbuhl Andrew Moen Boa Moua Cassie Webb Matt Xiong Sara Michalica Michelle Meunier Katherine Lillie Emily Ross
Pecatonica HS Barneveld HS Green Bay West HS Green Bay West HS Green Bay West HS Brown Deer HS Gillett HS Brown Deer HS Northwestern HS
Barneveld Lodge #319 Barneveld Lodge #319 Theodroe Roosevelt Theodroe Roosevelt Theodroe Roosevelt James M Hays Gillett Lodge #344 George Washington Acacia-Itasca
Lodge #322 Lodge #322 Lodge #322 Lodge #331 (Ansorge Family 1776 Lodge #337 Lodge #329
(John Tennant Memorial Scholarship)
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Thoughts for The Journey
By Grand Chaplain David Ritchie
“What made a “Good” man better 300-
400 years ago makes a good man today.”
Klint Hischke Ryan Schemm Chelsi Anderson Jessica Schroeder Jessica Samuelson Recently, I was driving back from a high school cross country meet with
Suring HS Appleton North HS Muscoda Augusta Phelps HS
Gillett Lodge #344 Appleton Lodge #349 Eagle River Lodge #248 some other parents when one of them asked me about the Masons. I
/Gustav Kindt Memorial warned them of the danger they were putting themselves in owing to the
fact that I could go on for hours and feel that I had only scratched the sur-
face. They said they were willing to risk it.
They asked the usual questions,talked about the usual shows they had
seen on television, and told me the rumors they had heard concerning our
gentle craft. One of them asked, though, about our origins and I explained
our beginnings 300-400 years ago and our evolution before that. This was
then followed by the question, “Is it still relevant
today?” My answer was far from original, “Yeah,
sure it’s still relevant. What made a good man 100,
Andrew P. Gold Kerry Grippen Jeremy Voight Shayna Friday
200 or 400 years ago makes a good man today.”
Nicolet HS Manitowoc Lodge #65 Niagara HS Oconto HS Oconto HS The ideas of integrity, honor, helping those in
James M. Hayes Niagara Lodge Pine Lodge Pine Lodge need, a faith-centered life, brotherly love, respect,
the idea of improving ourselves through education,
and conversation with others all hold as true today
as they did back then.
This conversation lead me to think that not only
are our ideals relevant today, they will be relevant far
into our future. The lessons that I am learning will still Rev. David Ritchie
apply to my grandsons and their grandsons. Grand Chaplain
So often we see Masons as just our lodge room or local area, but
Freemasonry is a global thing. Its span is enormous. Why? Because what
we teach and what we practice holds true to all men. What makes a good
man in rural Wisconsin makes a good man in urban or suburban Wiscon-
Burke Nelson Luke Anderson Mara Jarvis Darin Pfaff Brittney Carpenter sin. What makes a good man in Wisconsin makes a good man in Iowa, or
Oconto HS Wild Rose HS Wautoma HS Tri-County HS Wautoma HS
Pine Lodge Wautoma Lodge #148 Wautoma Lodge #148 Wautoma Lodge #148 Wautoma Lodge #148
California, or Mississippi. What makes a good man here makes a good
man in Japan or Africa, or Europe.
Brothers, we have been given a gift by our Masonic forefathers, a trust, if
you will. Not only is it our duty to uphold our practices and traditions but
Scholarship Recipients to pass them on. We have a duty to pass the light on to our neighbor
Pictures not available today and to the young man a century from now.
There are many who would point to our declining enrollment as a sign
Jessica Gilbert of the end. But there are good men worldwide who are in darkness and
Owen-Withee HS searching for light. There will always be good men seeking to become bet-
Owen Lodge #317
ter. We can provide it to those good men today by the examples we set, by
Britany Ederer the ideals we hold, and by the traditions we embrace. We can pass it on to
Portage Community High School
Ft. Winnebago Lodge #33
the future by the Mason we make today and the one he makes tomorrow.
One hundred years ago the wheel wright, the cooper, and the black
Nick Paiser smith sought it. Today the computer tech, the truck driver, and the electri-
Pardeeville High School
Ft. Winnebago Lodge #33 cian seek it. Who knows what trades and occupations the future Mason
may have, but they too will seek what we as good men have sought.
Erin Porter The future of Masons rests not in who we are as individuals but rests in
Pardeeville High School
Ft. Winnebago Lodge #33 what we are as a fraternity. Good men seeking to make ourselves better. A
goal that knows no time, geographical, political or social boundary. A goal
Alyssa Stuedemann which is as relevant today as it was 400 years ago and will be 400 years
Waukesha West High School
Waukesha Lodge #37 from now.
Grand Chaplain Ritchie welcomes comments on his columns or sugges-
River Falls Lodge Serves Pancakes at Moose Lodge tions for future topics from readers. He may by reached by phone at (608)
The Freemasons of River Falls Lodge No. 109 in River Falls served a breakfast 776-2698 or by e-mail at <email@example.com>.
at the Moose Lodge on Sunday, October 5. Pictured are members of the
lodge and the River Falls EMT crew. Left to right is Mike Elliott, Past Master;
Jim Wolfe, Worshipful Master; Steve Schwartz, Senior Warden; and River – ATTENTION READERS –
Falls EMT crew members Christy Rukamp, Riley Williams, Kevin Richmann
Send your NEWS items to the Wisconsin Masonic Journal at
and Laura Schacker. – Photo by Bro. Milt Helmer
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. Remember, “who, what, when,
where and why”; this will make the submission from your lodge
FC Visitor at Excelsior From The Netherlands special. Also, please identify those pictured.
Excelsior Lodge No. 175 in Milwaukee, was honored to receive a visit from We accept conventional photos as well as digital. Make e-
Bro. Thijs de Wit, a Fellowcraft of Groot Nederland Lodge No. 18, The mail submissions to the Editor at <email@example.com>
Hague, Netherlands, at our September 22, 2008 stated meeting. Pictured at Questions? Go to the Masonic News Hawk information under
left is Worshipful Master Dan Gerszewski (left) greeting Bro. Thijs (right). the Masonic Journal heading on the Grand Lodge Web Page at
– Submitted by Joshua M. Armstrong
David R. Ritchie
Grand Lodge F & A. M. of Wisconsin
Lodge No. 64
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TEACHER...from page 1 High School and went on to receive
One was lecturing how a bill his Fellow Craft and Master Mason
becomes a law. Reysen said he did Degree in West Bend Lodge No.
that his first year in West Bend and 138 one year later.
never will again. He said Principal His grandmother, Vivian Reysen
Pat Gardon helped change his phi- (93 years of age), whose father was
losophy on teaching. a Mason in Fond du Lac, purchased
“You’re less of a teacher and more a Perpetual Membership as a gift to
of a facilitator. The person in the her grandson so that he would be
room doing the talking is doing the sure to enjoy a lifetime of Masonic
learning and that should be the stu- involvement.
dents,” he said.
Now, Reysen sets up a mock U.S. A farm boy at heart
Congress and has students vote on Thirty-two year old Randy with his
bills that cover hot political topics wife Shana and their three young
like physician-assisted suicide and children (3 year-old Macy and year-
teaching creationism. old (nearly) twins Aubrey and Zoey,
Gardon said Reysen brings a fun make their home in the small She-
attitude wherever he goes. “His rap- boygan County community of
port with students is as deep as his Beechwood, a small farming com-
hearty laugh. He loves what he does munity known for the excellence of
and his exuberance, energy and the cheese produced at the local
enthusiasm are contagious,” he cheese factory and summertime fire-
said. men's parade and picnic.
Reysen’s colleagues echo those Their home is located about one
thoughts. “Students adore him. He mile from the “Reysen Shine” family
goes the extra mile on their behalf,” dairy farm on County S.
said Jackie Schmoldt. Randy, who considers himself to Teacher Doubles as Game Manager
“Students adore his class and that be just a humble farm boy at heart, Besides teaching five classes daily, Bro. Reysen is also the twin high schools’ Game Manager. He is responsible for set-
makes them grew up on the ting up the athletic facilities for West Bend East and West football games, East and West wrestling, and East boy’s bas-
work harder and farm and still ketball. This means he is busy on average three late afternoons and evenings each week. Here Randy places yard
achieve at a helps out in sum- markers prior to the start of a West Bend West football game. During the football season he is the Field Manager, being
higher rate,” said mer when time responsible for managing the personnel at the admission gate, making sure crowd control is provided, the announcer
Tony Zappia. permits, has everything required, that the field clock is ready to go and the sideline down marker and chains are placed. He
Reysen’s influ- Concerning the also is responsible for putting the correct color of pads around the goal post supports (gold for East, Blue for West.
ence stretches awards he has – Photos by Wm. Stonecipher, Wisconsin Masonic Journal Editor
well beyond stu- received as a
dents. teacher, Randy is “What about the $100 student family benevolence. The family for the West Bend East & West High
“He is always very humble, as parking permit ‘fee’ and student founded Amity Leather Products, School Homecoming Parade on Fri-
focused on the stated earlier. activity ‘fee’ at $30 a pop times Inc., one of the nation’s foremost day, October 17.
students, and He even goes 2,000 students equals $60,000 per names in women’s leather handbags We wish Bro. Randy continued
will stop at noth- so far as to admit year rather than raise taxes.” and men’s wallets and accessories, success as a teacher and mentor to
ing to make that he is not As the class neared its end, stu- and a major employer in West Bend. our youth. West Bend West students
them feel valued entirely comfort- dents began stowing their gear in As a closing note, Bro. Randy are fortunate to have him, and so is
and prepared, as able and some- preparation to leave. “Hold it there, served as the Parade Grand Marshal West Bend Lodge No. 138. wmj
well as freethink- what embar- is this not Randy Reysen’s benevo-
ing. Randy has rassed by the lent dictatorship?” “Stop!” And the
been the largest notoriety that has students obediently sank back into
influence on my accompanied the their seats as the buzzer sounded.
Teacher of Year Award Rolfs Award.
career, and will “Now you can pack up.”
“I’m actually most proud of this
continue to be,” Brother Randy
award,” Bro. Reysen said, as he dis- extends his inter-
said social stud- Reaching out
played the Voice Choice Teacher of
ies teacher est in working After the students had left the
the Year Award he received for the
Adam Inkmann. with youth to room, we spent a few minutes dis-
2003-2004 school year. “Voice” is helping with the
Guidance cussing his approach with students.
the student government at the
Counselor Lois DeMolay chapter When asked about discipline
school. Recipients of this award are
Pellegrini was that meets at the issues among the diverse and com-
selected solely by students. lodge in West
amazed at Rey- plex student personalities he deals
sen’s efforts to get each West class a Bend where he is a Chapter advisor, with, Randy replied, “I don’t have
float in the homecoming parade. and even though his activity has discipline problems. I haven’t written
“I don’t know how he did that. He been limited due to his hectic sched- a detention since my first year teach-
was there until midnight most ule, he remains a staunch supporter ing.”
nights,” she said. “He was exhaust- of the Order’s value to youth. What’s the secret to his effective-
ed but he was beaming.” “I like being a ‘Dad’” Randy said. ness in relating to students?
Last month, Reysen helped West “It’s really a great program and “At the beginning of the year I tell
student government organize a con- being a father helps me be a better students that because West Bend
cert to benefit the new Freedom Dad.” sends me their best each year, I have
Memorial at the Washington Coun- an expectation of good behavior.
ty Historical Society. It raised Relates well with students This lays the foundation for next
$1,200. While taking pictures in Randy’s year’s kids to act appropriately.”
“I’ve had students come and per- third hour social studies class, it was Noticing a beautifully framed
sonally thank me,” he said. readily evident that he has a special award prominently displayed on his
Reysen, who just had his second rapport with his students. desk. I asked him about it. Tomah VA Medical Center Puts Mason-funded
and third children with wife, Shana, He moderated a class review of The inscription read, “Voice Swing-Glider to Good Use
said he is just getting started after the debate between Vice President Choice” Teacher of the Year Award, Past Grand Master Rodney Paulsen and his Lady Virginia, observed the
eight years teaching. The Rolfs candidates Joe Biden and Sarah 2003-2004. “Whisper Glider” in use recently at the Tomah Veteran’s Administration
Award humbled him. Palin before moving on to a discus- “I’m actually most proud of this Medical Center. Enjoying the unit is Brother Charles “Captain Bob” Minshall,
“It will take a few years, maybe a sion of county government. award,” Bro. Reysen said. “Voice” is a member of the Masonic Lodge in Rockford, Illinois.
decade, to know if I’m deserving of “County government is like a the student government at the – Photo by Ms. Laura Bishop, VAMC Volunteer Coordinator
that award,” he said. “I have a lot to teenager,” he suggested, immediate- school and recipients of this award
learn yet.” ly capturing their undivided atten- are selected solely by students.” PGM Paulsen’s fund appeal swings on
He’s off to quite the start. tion of his 17-year old mix of male About teaching, Randy has this to
and female students. say: “It’s an interesting career, that’s with Whisper Glider at Tomah VAMC
By Wm. Stonecipher, Editor “County government provides for sure. Teaching is important, but TOMAH – Grand Master of The unit was placed on a concrete
Wisconsin Masonic Journal services at the local level for the state so is the human contact.” Masons, Brother Rod Paulsen chose pad within a secure area to provide
Now you know something of of Wisconsin,” he said. The human touch: that’s the secret to have the Grand Master’s Appeal for patient safety and comfort. As he
Brother Randy Reysen and his role “Just as you as a teenager have to to his success. directed to provide funds to the four viewed the unit and learned of the
as a public school social studies do what your parents want, county veteran’s hospitals, namely the Veter- high usage, Past Grand Master
teacher and student mentor. government has to do what the state The Rolfs Foundation Award was an’s Administration Medical Centers Paulsen commented that he was so
We at West Bend Lodge first government tells it to do.” presented in early June during a staff in Madison, Milwaukee and Tomah, appreciative of the generosity of the
became acquainted with Bro. The discussion moved on to how meeting at West Bend’s high school, as well as the Wisconsin Veteran’s members of the Craft, who con-
Randy when, as a student at UW- county government funds its opera- with his mother Trudy, father Mar- Home at King. tributed so willingly to allow the pur-
Oshkosh, he made the decision to tion and Bro. Reysen again framed shall, brother Rob, and wife Shana Due to the generosity of the mem- chase of this device and the other
extend his positive experience with the topic in terms to which students and their children present. bers of the Craft. over $20,000 was benefits of his appeal.
college fraternities and become could directly relate. The award process involved an raised, with each of the four facilities By the smile on his face, Captain
involved in Freemasonry. He peti- Going into what he described as application submitted by colleagues, sharing equally. The Tomah VAMC Bob enjoyed the glider and looks
tioned Oshkosh Lodge No. 27 his “Tax Rant,” Randy brought up selection committee investigation requested to use the funds to obtain forward to many more outings.
where he was initiated in 1996. the the $75 marriage license “fee.” and student interviews. Four awards the “Whisper Glider.” Nursing staff – Submitted by Masonic Service
Upon graduation he accepted a “Visualize a fee as a halloween are presented yearly. The Rolfs personnel were trained to safely Association Field Representative at
teaching position at West Bend West costume for the word tax.” Foundation is an outgrowth of Rolfs allow patients to access and enjoy the Tomah VA Medical Center,
the unit. Brother Steve Hanson
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Oconomowoc-Hartland Lodge Lake Country Golf Outing
On a beautiful July 21, well over 100 golfers participated in the 6th Annual Lake Country Masonic Golf Outing played at the Legends of Brandybrook in Wales. Brethren from four lodges partici-
pated in this event. This year’s campaign theme was, “Pay It Forward,” emphasizing the core belief in Masonry for need to do acts of kindness without looking for credit, knowing that a reward will
come in the end of a life well given. The 18 hole event included free beverages on the course, door prizes, open bar, gourmet dinner with wine, and live and silent auction. The auction had over
$16,000 in prizes. Guest speaker was Past Grand Master Rodney Paulsen, accompanied by his lovely wife Virginia. He spoke on what Masonry meant to him. Due to the overwhelming success
of this year’s event, it was unanimously agreed to hold next year’s event on July 20 at the same location. Anyone interested in participating in this event as a golfer or sponsor please contact either
Bro. Tom Ewald at 262-201-4036 or Bro. Jack Holtz at 414-322-1995. You can contact the lodge’s via its website at: www.lodge42.com in the coming months to find further information.
– Submitted by Brother Jack Holz, Oconomowoc-Hartland Lodge No. 42
Grand Master Wilke Visits Winneconne Lodge
MWGM John Wilke visited Winneconne Lodge No. 186 on Tuesday,
September 9. In the photo, left to right, are: Grand Marshal Tom Tourville,
District 6 Deputy Jeff Marquardt, Worshipful Master of Winneconne Lodge
No. 186, Dick Nyback, and Grand Master John Wilke.
– Submitted by News Hawk Mike Walter, Past Grand Treasurer
Eau Claire Masons Help Scouts at Chippewa Valley Air Show Is there a member of your
lodge in need? How about the
Members from the Eau Claire Wisconsin Masonic Temple, Sanctuary Lodge No. 347, Eau Claire Lodge No. 112, and
wife of a departed brother?
George B. Wheeler Lodge No. 351 participated in the recent Boy Scouts of America sponsored 2008 Chippewa Why not ask among the
Valley Air Show by running a brat and drink stand. For participating, the lodges received a percentage of the proceeds brethren in your lodge and see
from the food stands which went to the Masonic Angel Fund. Some of the people that worked at the food stand are if there is anyone who could
from left to right, first row: Pete Walters, Steve Lasure. Second row: Greg O’Reilly, Jim Kent, Jerome Rundahl, Brad use a helping hand. They will
Brucker, Pete Thompson, Larry Ganske, Mike McCraken, Jon Hagness, Mike Meinke, Bill Mathie and Dick Mitchell. surely be glad you did.
– Submitted by Bro. Michael Meinke, Sanctuary Lodge Masonic News Hawk
Doric Lodge Honors
50-Year Members, New
Doric Lodge No. 356 held a dinner
meeting on Tuesday, October 7 hon-
oring its 50-year members (picture at
left). Dinner was followed by the reg-
ular business meeting including a
ceremony honoring the 50-year
members in attendance. Pictured left
to right are: Worshipful Master Dale
Holmen, Wilbur “Bill” Jones (53
years), Homer Ingrahm (54 years),
Don Tjugum (51 years), and recently
raised Master Mason Chad Stendahl
who was attending his first meeting
since being raised to the sublime
degree of Master Mason.
– Submitted by Doric Lodge
News Hawk Paul Hallingstad
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Bob McDowell of Wilmot
Lodge 241 Awarded Daniel
Carter Beard Scouter Award
By Bros. Michael Richards & became an adult leader in Pack 583
Mike Wood, Wilmot Lodge 241 in 2002, and was pivotal in starting
Troop 583 in 2005 with five boys,
WILMOT – On September 22, and has now grown to be rechar-
2008, Brother Bob McDowell was tered with 18 boys in 2008.
presented with the Daniel Carter Brother McDowell has attended
Beard Masonic Scouter Award at BSA’s Lord Baden Powell University
Wilmot Lodge No. 241 in recogni- in 2005, 2006, and 2007, and also
tion of his out- attended Five
standing accom- Star University
plishments and of Scouting in
dedication in 2007 and 2008.
service to youth In June 2007,
through the Boy Bob and his
Scouts of Ameri- family went to
ca. Philmont Train-
The award is ing Center for a
composed of a week-long con-
Boy Scouts of ference entitled
America Mason- “The Unit Com-
ic neck medal- missioner-Meet-
lion and knot ing Unit Needs.”
patch to be He has also
worn with the attended Wood Wisconsin & Illinois Masons Help “Raise the Roof” in Wilmot
Scouting uni- Badge for the Most Worshipful Grand Master John W. Wilke (second from right, standing) and members of Wilmot Lodge No. 241
form as well as a 21st Century, at the July 26 “Raise the Roof Ride.” Kneeling from left to right are Bro. Bill Hahnfeldt, Past Master Joe Garbacky,
certificate Course C-21-05, Master of Washburn Lodge No. 145 Jim Toal, Bro. Lou Johnson, Bro. Rich Gossling, Bro. Mike Richards and Past
endorsed by the Brother Bob McDowell, Wilmot Lodge and returned to Master Steve Schafer. Standing left to right are Bro. Art Sanchez, Sr., Past Master Bob Clampit, Bro. Bob McDowell,
Grand Master of No. 241, Wilmot, being presented the Wood Badge as Worshipful Master Asa Worcester, Grand Master Wilke and Bro. John Japczyk.
Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter staff on Course
Wilmot Lodge Hosts 1st Annual
Award by Wilmot Worshipful
To be consid- C-21-07.
Master Asa Worcester
ered, a Master Bro. McDowell
“Raise the Roof Ride” Fundraiser
Mason must possess a combination is currently working on his Doctoral
of qualities in order to qualify for this Thesis in Scouting.
prestigious award. These include Brother McDowell is currently
strengthening the relationship wearing many hats in service to the By Bro. Michael Richards, Masonic News Hawk, The lodge was aided also by those who generously
between Freemasonry and Scouting, Gateway District of the Southeast With Bro. Mike Wood, Wilmot Lodge No. 241, contributed their time and effort to guarantee our success,
exemplifying the Scout law and Wisconsin Council. namely Jill Clampit, Noreen Nicolazzi, Norma Fox, Karen
Masonic virtues, assisting Masonic He serves as an Assistant District WILMOT – On July 26, 2008, Wilmot Lodge held its Lien (a lodge scholarship recipient) and the other lodge
Lodges in forming units, developing Commissioner, Unit Commissioner, first annual “Raise the Roof” fundraiser in order to raise scholarship recipient, Raven Crezen and her mother; offi-
Scouting units, and recruiting Scout- and Scoutmaster for Troop 583, the funds necessary to replace the roof of the Lodge. cers and members of Washburn Lodge No. 145, Bethel
ing volunteers. Committee Member for Troop 455, Members of the lodge had been meeting every Tuesday 76 Job’s Daughters, Burlington, and Sir Gallahad Chap-
The award comes as a proud addi- Pack Trainer for Pack 543, and has night to plan the motorcycle ride since May 2008. ter DeMolay, also of Burlington.
tion to Brother McDowell’s numer- been a Merit Badge Counselor for The roof has greatly degraded with time, and threatens The following lodges contributed monetarily to our
ous Scouting accomplishments. He 14 Merit Badges. the historic structure, which was built in the heart of cause. Wisconsin Lodges were Lincoln Lodge No. 183,
In addition to this impressive array scenic Wilmot in 1870. Even worse is the threat to lodge Sussex; Myron Reed Lodge No. 297, Brookfield; Wash-
of accomplishments, Brother members and visitors. Large chunks of the original plaster burn Lodge No. 145, Bristol; and Wauwatosa Lodge No.
Convenient Milwaukee McDowell has also been a recipient have begun to fall from the ceiling and crash through the 267, West Allis.
Area Location! of the William D. Boyce New Unit false ceiling tiles, sometimes landing in unoccupied seats. Lodges in Illinois that contributed were: Hellenic Lodge
Organizer Award. To add to the dilemma, an infestation of wildlife and ver- No. 1084, Glenview; Libertyville Lodge No. 492, Liber-
Meeting Space min has created its own brand of hazards. tyville and Waukegan Lodge No. 78, Waukegan.
AVAILABLE The maintenance of our lodge has slipped recently
because of our continued commitments of support to the
Musical talent was provided by Paul Allodi and Tony
and the Affects.
welfare of our community, but now, necessity has Scenic Route Selected for “Dry” Ride
• Modern Lodge Room
demanded that we turn our efforts toward the lodge Over 50 riders and 30 passengers took part in the rally,
• Spacious Dining Hall
building’s preservation. which began and ended at Wilmot Lodge and covered
• Ample Parking
Fundraiser Assistance From Many Sources over 90 miles of scenic countryside.
• Easy Access
Obviously, the need to improve the structural integrity We started out in four separate groups from Wilmot
• Northwest Milwaukee
of the lodge is great, but the support of our brethren, fam- Lodge No. 241, with four of our lodge officers leading
ilies, friends, and community has proven to be greater. the way, and headed out on a northwest route towards
HENRY L. PALMER LODGE
The lodge was honored by the support of Most Wor- Elkhorn. From there we headed towards Whitewater.
4315 North 92nd Street
shipful Grand Master John W. Wilke and other Grand Once in Whitewater, we set out on a northeast route
Lodge officers at the fundraising event, as well as Wor- towards Palmyra and then on to Mukwonago. Leaving
shipful Master Jim Toal of Washburn Lodge and his offi- there, we went through Mukwonago.
cers. Our route took us south through Kansasville, Silver
The CSCSU Great Lakes Chief Petty Officers’ Associa- Lake and then back to our lodge in Wilmot, where enter-
MASONIC SUPPLIES tion was the first contributor to the “Raise the Roof Ride.”
Genesis One Design donated and managed the website,
tainment, refreshments, and raffles were provided. The
ride took approximately two and a half hours to com-
Aprons • Gifts • Jewelry • Printing
www.wilmotfreemasons.com. Woodstock Harley-David- plete.
Secretary's Supplies • Altar Lights • Fraternal Ties
son, McHenry Harley-Davidson, Racine Harley-David- All of our participants expressed how much they
Now Available – Online Ordering son, Bobby Rockets, Wilmot Auto, Rod’s Packer Inn, enjoyed the ride, and the fact that it was a “dry” event
Sailor Dan’s, The Bunker, Mar’s Trading Post Inn, Roof (no alcohol). All who participated expressed how they
Please visit our updated website. Online ordering is now available for and Bricks Inn, and The Blue Overall Bar all provided cannot wait until next year’s “Raise the Roof Ride”
your shopping convenience. Browse through the many items available
donations for the raffle prizes. Fundraiser.
online to find that special “Masonic Item” you’ve been looking for.
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Bayfield Clear Lake Friendship Linden Milwaukee New Richmond
Bayfield-Washburn Lodge No. 215 Clear Lake Lodge No. 230 Quincy Lodge No. 71 Linden Lodge No. 206 Excelsior Lodge No. 175 New Richmond Lodge No. 195
29 N. 2nd Street • 715-779-3174 (Sec) 411 Third Ave. • 715-263-3033 210 Main St. • 608-564-7144 (Sec) 618 Main St. • 608-623-2498 (Sec) 1235 E. Howard Ave.• 414-744-4609 119 E. 2nd St. • 715-246-2144
Meets Monthly, 1st Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
Meets All Year Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark July and August Dark June, July & August
Beaver Dam Columbus Galesville Lodi Milwaukee Neosho
Dodge County Lodge No. 72 Columbus Lodge No. 75 Decora Lodge No. 177 Lodi Valley Lodge No 99 Freemasons Lodge No. 363 Neosho-Mayville-Horicon No. 108
Best Western Campus Inn, 815 Park 318 N. Ludington St. • 920-623-3705 (Sec) 16794 S. Main St. • 608-582-4130 (Sec) 114 First St. • 608-592-4392 (Sec) 790 N. Van Buren St. • 414-425-5166 315 E. Schuyler St. • 262-354-0338 (Sec)
Ave. • 920-887-2530 • Meet 3rd • Meet 2nd Monday, 7 p.m. Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays, 8 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Meets 1st Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Monday 7 p.m. - Dark July & August Dark June, July & August Dark July & August, 1st Mon. Sept. Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark July & August
Beloit Crandon Grafton Lone Rock Milwaukee Oconomowoc
Morning Star Lodge No. 10 Crandon Lodge No. 287 Victory Lodge No. 320 Franklin Lodge No 16 James M. Hays Lodge No. 331 Oconomowoc-Hartland Lodge 42
229 W. Grand Ave. • 608-362-6073 211 S. Lake Ave. • 715-478-2797 (Sec) 1645 Highland Dr., #2 • 262-376-9619 237 S. Oak St. • 608-583-4303 (Sec) 790 N. Van Buren• 414-774-0366 (Sec) 307 N. Lake Road • 262-567-9898
Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Meet 1st Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
3rd Wed. only in July & August Dark 4th Tues. in June, July & August Dark June -August Meets All Year Dark July & August Dark July & August
Berlin Crivitz Green Bay Madison Milwaukee Oconto
Berlin Lodge No. 38 Tri-County Daylite Lodge No. 218 Des Peres Lodge No. 85 Commonwealth Lodge No. 325 Lafayette Lodge No. 265 Pine Lodge No. 188
124 E. Huron St. •920-361-9774 (Sec) 918 Louisa St. • 715-854-3088 525 N. Taylor • 920-499-7265 301 Wisconsin Ave. • 608-256-0793 790 N. Van Buren St. • 414-541-7139 513 Superior Ave. • 920-378-5427
Meets 7 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thurs. Jan.- Oct., and Meet 2nd Wednesday 10 a.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. (Sec) Meets 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Meet 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
at 7 p.m. 2nd Thursday only, Nov. & Dec. Dark January & February Dark July & August Dark June, July & August Dark July & August Dark June, July & August
Dark July & August
Black Earth Darlington Green Bay Madison Milwaukee Omro
Crescent Valley Lodge No. 97 Evening Star Lodge No. 64 N.E.W. Daylite Lodge No. 360 Doric Lodge No. 356 Lake Lodge No. 189 Omro Lodge No. 168
1020 Mills St. • 608-795-4484 (Sec) 433 Wells St. • 608-776-4213 (Sec) 535 N. Taylor St. • 920-499-7265 85 S. Stoughton Rd.• 608-224-0895 (Sec) 1235 E. Howard Ave. • 414-744-4609 160 E Main Street • 920-685-2798
Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Meet 2nd Thursday, 10 a.m. • Meet 1st & 3rd Tues., 7:30 p.m. Meet Thursdays, 7 p.m. Meet 2nd Monday, 7 p.m.
Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark January, February & March
Black River Falls Delavan Green Bay Madison Milwaukee Onalaska
Black River Lodge No. 74 Southern Lakes Lodge No. 12 Theodore Roosevelt Lodge 322 Four Lakes Daylite Lodge No. 362 Nathan Hale Lodge No. 350 Onalaska Lodge No. 214
314 Main Street • 715-284-2234 1007 S. Second St. • 262-728-6822 (Sec) 525 N. Taylor St. • 920-490-9777 301 Wisconsin Ave. • 608-256-2351 790 N. Van Buren • 262-522-9872 (Sec) 330 Main Street • 608-783-5606 (Sec)
Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st Mondays, 10 a.m. (except Sept. Meet 1st Thursday, 7 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark July & August 2nd Monday) Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark January & February
Bloomer Dodgeville Green Bay Madison Mineral Point Oregon
Bloomer Lodge No. 281 Dodgeville Lodge No. 119 Washington Lodge No. 21 Hiram Lodge No. 50 Mineral Point Lodge No. 1 Oregon Lodge No. 151
2122 16th Ave. • 715-568-5152 200 W. Chapel St. • 608-935-3548 525 N. Taylor St.• 920-494-5205 310 Wisconsin Ave. • 608-256-0793 310 High St. • 608-987-3396 (Sec) 210 Park St. • 608-835-9236
Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
Dark January & February Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark 1st Mondays, July - Labor Day Dark July & August Dark July & August
Bristol Dousman Hartford Madison Minocqua Oshkosh
Washburn Lodge No. 145 Dousman Lodge No. 315 Hartford Lodge No. 120 Madison Lodge No. 5 Island City Lodge No. 330 Oshkosh Lodge No. 27
8102 - 199th Ave. •262-857-7801 214 Main St. • 262-593-2647 (Sec) 147 N. Rural St. • 262-673-2074 (Sec) 301 Wisconsin Ave. • 608-256-0793 7529 Hwy 51 South • 715-277-2810 204 Washington Ave. • 920-231-3410
Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 2nd Monday, 7 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. (Sec.) • Meet 1st Wednesday, 10 a.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark July & August Meet 1st Thursday July & August Meets all year Dark July & August
Brodhead Dousman Hayward Manitowoc Mondovi Owen
Bicknell Lodge No. 94 Glen L Humphrey Lodge No. 364 Keystone Lodge No. 263 Manitowoc Lodge No. 65 Buffalo River Masonic Lodge No. 252 Owen Lodge No. 317
302 1st Center Ave. • 608-897-8069 375 Hwy. 67 • 262-965-9390 10629 Main St. • 715-634-8735 (Sec) 810 Chicago St. • 920-684-4334 245 S. Franklin • 715-797-3261 (Sec) 713 W. Third St. •715-229-2832 (Sec.)
Meets 2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m. Meet 2nd Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Meets 1st Monday at 7:30 p.m. & 3rd
Dark July & August Dark June Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark July & August Mon. at 11 a.m. • Dark July & August
Brookfield Durand Hudson Marinette Monroe
Elmbrook Lodge No. 354 Durand-Pepin Lodge No. 149 St. Croix Lodge No. 56 Marinette Lodge No. 182 Smith Lodge No. 31
4550 N. Pilgrim Rd. • 262-549-0923 203 W. Main St. • 715-672-8052 (Sec) 209 Locust Street • 715-377-0817 1610 Main St. • 715-735-3315 1613-1/2 Tenth St. • 608-328-4370 (Sec)
Lodge Listings are
Meets 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. continued on page 12
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Stated Communications (continued from page 11) Quarry Notes
Palmyra Sheboygan Waupun
Palmyra Lodge No. 68 Sheboygan Lodge No. 11 Waupun Lodge No. 48 William L. Stonecipher, Editor
125 N. 3 St. • 262-495-4887 411 St. Clair Ave. • 920-457-3111 16 S. Madison St. • 920-324-3141
Meets 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Meets 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Dark January & February Meets All Year Dark July & August
• MSA Offers New “Further Light” Booklet – The Masonic Service
Park Falls Shell Lake Wausau Association of North America has introduced a new educational aid to
Park Falls Lodge No. 300 Shell Lake /Spooner Lodge No. 221 Forest Lodge No. 130 acquaint new Master Masons with certain aspects of the Masonic Fraterni-
521 N. 2nd Ave. • 715-762-4043 28 Doboy Drive • 715-468-2251 (Sec) 130 First Street • 715-845-5198 ty that they might otherwise not glean from the ritual or posting.
Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Dark June, July & August Meets All Year Dark June, July & August Authored by Brother Jim Tresner, “Further Light...Helpful Information
for New Master Masons,” is a new 50-page digest that, as the promotional
Pewaukee Shullsburg Wautoma material says, is, “The perfect handbook and guide for the new Master
Pewaukee Lodge No. 246 Amicitia Lodge No. 25 Wautoma Lodge No. 148 Mason-offering a wealth of helpful information in an easy-to-read format
126 Main St. • 262-367-4816.(WM) 127-1/2 Water St. • 608-965-3188 (Sec) 203 S. Scott St. • 920-787-7657 (Sec.)
Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 8 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7 p.m. on many Masonic subjects...”
Dark June, July & August Dark July & August Dark Jan. & Feb. - 4th Monday of Dec. Brother Tresner is a highly respected author who holds a Ph.D. in Com-
munications and lives in Oklahoma. His books include Vested in Glory:
Phillips Shullsburg Wauwatosa The Regalia of the Scottish Rite; Albert Pike: The Man Beyond the Monu-
Phillips Lodge No. 225 Benton Lodge No. 268 Henry L Palmer Lodge No. 301
137 N. Lake Ave. • 715-339-3785 404 N. Virtue St. • 608-965-3575 (Sec) 4315 N. 92nd St. • 414-463-8390 ment; From Sacrifice to Symbol: The Story of Cornerstones and Stability
Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Meet 4th Friday, 7:30 p.m. Rites; The Craft’s Noyse: Composers who were Freemasons; and, with
Dark June, July & August Dark January & February Dark July & August Robert G. Davis, A Shared Spirit. It will be remembered that Brother Tres-
Platteville South Milwaukee Wauwatosa ner was the featured speaker at our 2001 Grand Lodge Annual Commu-
Melody Lodge No. 2 South Shore Lodge No. 3 Lafayette Lodge No. 265 nication in Eau Claire when Most Worshipful Stephen D. Willett was
783 Enterprise Drive • 608-349-6021 1327 Marshall Ave * 414-294-9332 (Sec.) 4315 N. 92nd St. • 414-463-8390 Grand Master.
Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 pm Meet 1st, 2nd & 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m. After reading through the complimentary copy of “Further Light” sent to
Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark July, August
me courtesy of MSA for the purpose of review, it became clear that here in
Plymouth Sparta Wauwatosa Wisconsin we are truly fortunate to have the excellent historical material
Cassia Lodge No. 167 Valley Lodge No. 60 Wisconsin Lodge No. 13 that is included in our very own Wisconsin Program.
441 Smith St. • 920-892-6336 603 N. Court St. • 608-269-2616 4315 N. 92nd St. • 414-463-8390 In saying this I do not mean to discount the value of the excellent infor-
Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 7 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark July & August mation conveyed in “Further Light,” but the information that is presented
to our new members at each step of their journey into Masonry through
Portage Star Prairie West Allis our Wisconsin Program covers much the same ground, only differently.
Fort Winnebago Lodge No. 33 North Star Lodge No. 187 Day-Lite Lodge No. 358 I say “differently” because there are some aspects of each approach that
111 W. Conant Street • 608-742-6468 Bridge St. • 715-248-3279 7515 W. National Ave. • 414-257-9450
Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 9 a.m. offer slightly different information concerning the esoteric and historical
Meet 2nd Tues. July/Aug. Dark Jan/Feb Dark July August Dark July & August underpinnings of Masonic lore. To say that one or the other historical
accounts is superior would not be fair to the spirit in which information is
Port Washington Stevens Point West Allis presented. Each has valuable information to impart.
Ozaukee Lodge No. 17 Evergreen Lodge No. 93 Wauwatosa Lodge No. 267
504 W. Grand Ave. • 262-284-9978 2854 Church Street • 715-344-2447 7515 W. National Ave. • 262-250-1588 The contents of “Further Light” are organized into three broad cate-
Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. gories: General Background, The Three Degrees, and Afterward. Of spe-
Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark July & August
cial interest to me was the discussion of the nature of “The Quest” aspect
Potosi Stoughton West Allis of the fraternal ritual journey of the candidate contained within the degree
Warren Lodge No. 4 Kegonsa Lodge No. 73 West Allis Lodge No. 291 structure of Freemasonry. Included in the General Background section are
112 S. Main St. • 608-763-2719 (Sec) 125 S. 5th St. • 608-873-9204 7515 W. National Ave. • 414-257-9450 brief discussions of topics such as the Ritual and its evolution, an explana-
Meets 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:30 p.m. tion of the Obligations and Penalties, a further explanation of the three
Meets All Year Dark July & August Dark July & August
Degrees, how to respond to questions about the Craft, information on
Poynette Sturgeon Bay West Bend Concordant or Appendant Bodies, and much more.
Poynette Lodge No. 173 Henry S. Baird Lodge No. 174 West Bend Lodge No. 138 As Grand Master Wilke remarks in the close of this month’s Grand Mas-
Poynette City Hall, 106 Main, 608-635-4503 31 S. 3rd Ave. • 920-493-3727 301 University Dr. • 262-338-3112
(Sec) • Meets 1st Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m.
ter’s Message, “I encourage every Brother to search and study the several
Dark July & August Dark July & August Meets All Year publications of the Craft. It will help us grow as Freemasons with the
expanded light of knowledge.”
Prairie du Chien Sun Prairie West Salem Single copies are priced at $5.00 each plus $3.00 Shipping & Handling.
Prairie du Chien Lodge No. 8 Sun Prairie Lodge No. 143 Salem Lodge No 125
105-1/2 E. Blackhawk Avenue 152 N. Bird St. • 608-825-3925 101 W. Hamilton St. • 608-786-0930 (Sec)
Copies of “Further Light” may be ordered from the Masonic Service Asso-
608-326-4640 (Sec) • Meet 1st & 3rd Wed., Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Meets 4th Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. ciation of North America, 8120 Fenton Street, Suite 203, Silver Spring,
7:30 p.m. • Dark July & Aug. Dark July & August Dark July & August MD 20910-4785. Their phone is: 301-588-4010 • Fax: 301-608-3457 •
Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Quantity discounts are available.
Prairie du Sac Superior Whitefish Bay • Ed Seminar Cancellation – That the October 4 Masonic Ed Semi-
Sauk Prairie Lodge No. 113 Acacia-Itasca Lodge No. 329 Aurora Lodge No. 30
580 Water St.• 608-544-2491 (WM) 3117 N. 21 St .• 715-392-4984 517 E. Beaumont Ave. • 414-332-8460 nar in Eau Claire was cancelled due to insufficient early registration by the
Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m. September 24 deadline is truly unfortunate. Think of all the present and
Dark July, August & 1st Mon. in Sept. Dark July & August Dark July & August
future lodge officers in the northwest quadrant of Wisconsin — Junior and
Prescott Superior Whitefish Bay Senior Deacons, Junior and Senior Wardens, and future Worshipful Mas-
Northwestern Lodge No. 105 Superior Lodge No. 236 Geo. Washington 1776 Lodge No. 337 ters — who have missed out on this opportunity to benefit from the mate-
132 N. Court St. • 715-262-5478 (Sec) 1503 Belknap St .• 715- 392-1398 (Sec) 517 E. Beaumont Ave. • 414-332-8460 rial which would have been presented.
Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark July & August
So that readers may understand why the first Masonic Ed Seminar was
cancelled, it has been established that 15 prepaid registrants are necessary
Racine Sussex Whitewater by the registration deadline in order for a seminar to be held. A decision is
Racine-Belle City Lodge No. 18 Lincoln Lodge No. 183 St. John's Lodge No. 57 subsequently made as to whether or not the seminar will occur. In the case
1012 Main St. • 262-633-6658 N64 W23624 Main St. • 262-251-3840 226 W. Main Street • 262-473-5178
Meets 1st Tuesday, 7 p.m. Meets 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
of the seminar in Eau Claire, money from the half-dozen or so early regis-
Meets All Year Dark July & August Dark July & August trants was returned.
The same criteria will be used to determine whether or not the seminar
Reedsburg Tomah Wilmot at Waukesha Lodge will go forward. The registration deadline for this sec-
Reedsburg Lodge No. 79 Tomah Lodge No. 132 Wilmot Lodge No. 241
213 E. Main St. • 608-524-2625 520 E. Saratoga Street • 608-372-5507 30702 113th St. • 262-889-8181 (Sec)
ond seminar is October 22, the same day this November issue went to
Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. press, too late to report on whether this seminar will be held as scheduled
Dark July & August Dark July & August Dark July & August or cancelled.
• Address Changes & M.O.R.I. – The Masonic Online Registry Inter-
Rhinelander Union Grove Winneconne
Rhinelander Lodge No. 242 Union Grove Lodge No. 288 Winneconne Lodge No. 186
face (MORI) is now the only method of keeping member addresses cur-
23 E. Davenport St. • 715-277-2692 (Sec) 1021 – 11th Ave. • 262-878-9938 100 W. Main Street • 920-235-8034 (Sec) rent as the Grand Lodge Office, according to Grand Secretary Michael
Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Meet 2nd Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Tues., 7 p.m. DeWolf, PGM. The Fraternity’s former database system is now discontin-
Dark January & February Meets All Year Dark July & August
ued. The change took place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 21.
Rice Lake Viroqua Wisconsin Dells Also, MORI is now able to produce a single Detailed Member Report for
Blue Hills Lodge No. 234 La Belle Lodge No. 84 Dells Lodge No. 124 a lodge’s entire membership reflecting all of the changes made to member
225 W. South St. • 715-234-1888 118-1/2 S. Main • 608-637-7581 • Meet 1st & 815 Oak St. • 608-254-8136 records. Until now MORI did not permit this, but it now does.
Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 3rd Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Meet 1st Wed. July, August Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
Meets All Year & Dec. • Dark January & February Dark July & August Grand Secretary DeWolf indicated that at this time 61 secretaries and
assistants have been trained in MORI, and many more will be trained
Richland Center Waterloo Wisconsin Rapids through the six training sessions which have been scheduled over the next
Richland Lodge No. 66 Waterloo Lodge No. 63 Wisconsin Rapids Lodge No. 128 four months. They are open to all secretaries and designated assistants.
290 W. Union St. • 608-647-4487 (Sec) 300 Hendricks Street • 920-478-2048 (Sec) 2321 2nd Ave. So. • 715-423-2770
Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Concerning address changes for lodge members, if your lodge secretary
Meets All Year Meets All Year Dark July & August or his assistant is using MORI, which he will soon have to be, the way to
change your address either temporarily or permanently is to notify your
River Falls Waukesha Armistead-Bingham lodge secretary and request that your address be changed.
River Falls Lodge No. 109 Waukesha Lodge No. 37 Lodge No. 1862
122 E. Walnut St. • 715-425-2333 317 South Street • 262-542-6753 Call Secretary at 815-623-8460 for next meeting Through MORI, your lodge secretary can easily and instantaneously
Meet 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. date & location <email@example.com> make the desired address correction through his computer. In the case of
Dark July & August Dark July & August Meets 5th Saturdays, 1 p.m. “snow-birds” and the flurry of address changes that accompany their sea-
ABOUT LODGE LISTINGS sonal migrations to and from warmer climates, MORI has the ability to
Shawano Lodge No. 170 Waupaca Lodge No. 123
Lodge listings are $20 for one automatically change addresses according to a planned date of departure
201-1/2 S. Main St. • 715-526-3920 105-1/2 N. Main Street • 715-258-2208 year. To have your lodge listed in and return. With MORI changing member’s winter address back to their
Meets 1 & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m. this column, mail your lodge check summer one is automatic. One call, that’s all.
Dark January & February Dark June, July & August made payable to the Wisconsin Also, it is anticipated that in the future MORI will permit a direct address
Masonic Journal to: WMJ Lodge
correction interface with the United States Postal Service automated
Please call ahead before attending. The addresses listed are .
Listings c/o Grand Lodge F & A. M.
of Wisconsin, 36275 Sunset Dr., address correction system. This will permit an address verification that
where the lodge meets and may not be correct for mail. reflects change of address notices from postal patrons. wmj
Dousman, WI 53118.
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WGM/WGP and Chapter Calendar
Please verify all locations, dates and times before attending a meeting or event.
November 5 Order of
Queen of Sheba, Lodi – Reception
3 - Kinnickinnic, River Falls – WGM/WGP Visit to honor Tina Kurt, Grand Repre-
- Oregon, Oregon – Honor Warder & Sentinel sentative of Idaho at the Lodi
- Star of Bethlehem, Portage, Honor Veterans & Celebrate America Masonic Center, 114 First St., Lodi,
Shawano, Shawano – Mason Woods – Re-obligation, Cheer
Dodgeville, Dodgeville – Honor Masons and family
Ruth, LaCrosse – Poetry Night
WI 53555, 6:00 P.M. Meeting,
Reception at 7:30 P .M., RSVP by
November 1, with name and title to
- Electa, Milwaukee – Honor all Vets, Wear Red, White & Blue, Tribute Kathy Oyen (608)-592-4778 or
to our Flag email@example.com
Queen of Sheba, Reedsburg – Re-obligation Night
Eagle, Eagle River – Re-obligation & Honor Veterans
November 10 Message From The WGM & WGP
Martha Washington, Green Bay – Jewish people. She believes it to be
- Frederic, Frederic – Re-obligation
Honoring Patricia Churches, Grand her duty to protect them and is willing
5 - Queen Esther, Lodi – Grand Rep Reception & WGM/WGP Visit
Representative of New Hampshire, to put her life at stake to save her peo-
- Bristol, Bristol – Re-obligation and honor Veterans
7:00 P.M. ple. She is faced with difficult choices,
- Starlite, Madison – Re-obligation Night
- Chippewa, Chippewa Falls – Honor Veterans November 12 but her intervention is successful. This
- Bristol, Bristol – Re-obligation Night, Honor Veterans Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac – story from the Old Testament is a
6 - Alpha, Argyle – WGM/WGP Visit and Re-Obligation Night Reception and Program to honor beautiful one. It teaches us to think of
- Sheboygan, Sheboygan – Teddy Bears’ Picnic/Re-obligation Night at June Potts, Grand Representative of others before ourselves. We have
Plymouth Masonic Center South Dakota at the Fond du Lac been taught the Golden Rule: to do
- Union Grove, Union Grove – Compass Night Masonic Center, 500 W. Arndt St., unto others as we would have done
- Melody, Middleton – Obligation Night and Honor Veterans Fond du Lac, WI 54935, Entertain- unto ourselves. This is not always an
ment at 6:00 P .M., Meeting at 7:00 Kristin K. Engbring easy lesson. Our world is chaotic and
7 - Wisconsin Dells – Amaranth Grand Court
P.M., RSVP by November 10 with Worthy Grand Matron of Wisconsin the demands on our time come from
- Vega, Milwaukee – Honor Electa, Esther, Adah & Veterans, Re-
obligation. name and title to Diana Kifer, 375 Ronald R. Rasmussen every angle. But each of us has a
8 - Racine, Racine – Southeast Area Club Emma St., Fond du Lac, WI 54935- Worthy Grand Patron of Wisconsin choice about how we show dedica-
10 - Martha Washington, Green Bay – WGM/WGP Visit, Grand 4009 (920) 922-6012, ldkifer@char- tion and trueness in our lives: to fami-
Representative Reception ter.net Dear Sisters and Brothers: ly and friends, to church, to work and
- Shullsburg, Shullsburg – Sou’Westers Area Club Meeting November 13 As Thanksgiving draws near, it is play, to our country, and to our fellow
11 - Phoenix, Beloit – Re-obligation Night Kilbourn, Wisconsin Dells – Hon- time to reflect on all of our blessings. men. Our Sisters and Brothers show
- Everett, Marshfield – Veterans & Masons Night oring Frances Coon, Grand Repre- Each day is a gift and how we use this loyalty in many ways: an allegiance to
- Northwest, Clear Lake – Veteran’s Day Program sentative of Maryland, 7:30 P.M. gift can be a blessing to others. May each other; steadfastness in giving of
- Miriam, Platteville – Thanksgiving & Program you find joy in counting your bless- our time and talents; a commitment
November 16 ings, large and small, and give thanks, to the future of our Order. Let us give
- Ozaukee, Port Washington – WGM/WGP Visit, Compass Night & Vega & Electa, Milwaukee –
Re-obligation remembering that the best things in thanks for our many members who
Reception and Program to honor life aren’t things. practice loyalty and faithfulness in
- West Allis, West Allis – Honor Veterans
Sally Lutzke, Grand Representative In previous issues we have shared their daily lives. They are truly a
12 - New Holstein-Calumet – Re-obligation Night
of Michigan at the Lake Masonic some thoughts about fidelity and con- blessing!
- Wauwatosa, Brookfield – Honor Star Points & Re-obligation
Center, 1235 E. Howard Ave, Mil- stancy. This month, we’ll look at the As we near the midpoint of this
waukee, WI. Meeting at 6:30, virtue of . The story of Esther is a Grand Chapter year, we give thanks
- Sparta, Sparta – Western Stars Area Club Meeting
Reception at 7:30 P .M., RSVP by story of faithfulness to one’s beliefs, of for the opportunity to serve you. You,
- Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac – WGM/WGP Visit & Grand
November 16 with name and title to loyalty. Loyalty is defined as “a feel- our Sisters and Brothers, show us
Linda Knee, 3718 S. Rutland Ave., ing of friendship or duty towards your love and support whenever we
13 - Loyal, Star Prairie – Re-obligation, Honor Veterans
- Kenosha, Kenosha – Compass Night, 7:00 P .M. St. Francis, WI 53235. someone or something.” In Esther’s have the chance to meet. Your
- La Belle, Mukwonago – Re-obligation Night firstname.lastname@example.org story we learn of her devotion to the prayers and friendship are appreciat-
- Kilbourn, Wisconsin Dells - WGM/WGP Visit & Grand Rep Reception November 30 ed, and we look forward to many
14 - La Belle, Mukwonago - Triwaukee Area Club Meeting Acadia, Brookfield – Honoring more visits to our Subordinate Chap-
Betty Miller, Grand Representative of
Connie Skarvan ters. Remember to appreciate every-
15 - .M.
West Allis, West Allis - Grand Officer Initiation at 6:30 P with a
dinner at 5:00 P Cost $8.00, Reservations (414) 257-3614 by Utah. Grand Marshal day blessings and live each day that
Nov. 8th December 4 Connie started you’ve been given.
- Oregon, Oregon – Bazaar, 7:30 A.M. – 3:00 P .M. Edgerton-Milton, Edgerton – Hon- her Eastern Star Happy Thanksgiving,
16 - Grand Esther Party oring Miles Bradley, Grand Repre- journey upon Kris and Ron
14 - Phoenix, Beloit – Swiss steak Dinner, 4:30 – 7:00 P .M. sentative of Montana, 7:30 P.M. joining Job’s
17 - Oregon, Oregon – Obligation Night & Honor Star Points Daughters. Fol- Carol Peterson
- Star of Bethlehem, Portage – Thanksgiving observance lowing comple-
- Sparta, Sparta - WGM/WGP Visit Eastern Star tion of her term as Grand Electa
18 - Dodgeville, Dodgeville – Honor Star Points
- Ruth, LaCrosse – Re-obligation night, Thanksgiving Tribute
Christmas Parties Honored Queen
in “Jobie’s,” Con-
Carol became a
member of East-
- Ellsworth, Ellsworth - WGM/WGP Visit Friday, December 5 nie joined Eastern Star and has held ern Star through
19 - Queen Esther, Lodi – Obligation Night Ramada Inn & Convention Center, various appointed and elected posi- her husband, who
- Starlite, Madison – Cheer Night 205 Barstow Street, Eau Claire. 5:30 tions, including Worthy Matron for was a Mason, but
20 - La Belle, Mukwonago – Special: Honor Veterans & Masons (wear Social Hour, 6:30 Dinner, 7:30 Enter- several terms. She is thrilled to have three of her Aunts
Red/White/Blue) tainment and Program been appointed Grand Marshal for were members of
21 - Vega, Milwaukee - WGM/WGP Visit & Grand Rep Reception Silent Auction – Bring in items for the Season for Blessings Family. The Eastern Star. She
25 - Everett, Marshfield – Re-obligation Night this exciting fundraiser. Bring a new position will provide her with a chal- belongs to Kinnickinnic Chapter in
- Northwest, Clear Lake – Re-obligation Night teddy bear to be donated locally. lenge to learn something new and to River Falls, and has been a member
- West Allis, West Allis - Honor Past Matrons and Past Patrons & Dinner $20.00 per person – non meet and work with “Star” brothers for 32 years. She has served as Wor-
Thanksgiving Dinner refundable. Choice of dinner entrée: and sisters from around Wisconsin thy Matron, Conductress, Associate
30 - Acadia, Brookfield – Grand Representative Reception •Chicken Cordon Bleu •Flank Steak and beyond. Conductress, Secretary, Chaplain,
December •Vegetarian. Reservation deadline of Connie was born in Milwaukee and Adah, Electa and Warder. She has
1 - Star of Bethlehem, Portage – Slipper night November 25, 2008 spent part of her early childhood in enjoyed serving on different commit-
- Wautoma, Wautoma - WGM/WGP Visit Make check payable to: Idaho before moving to Kewaunee tees for community projects, such as
2 - Dodgeville, Dodgeville, Teddy Bear Parade & Honor Youth Night Kris Engbring and send with name where she has lived ever since. In delivering Meals on Wheels, deliver-
- Ruth, LaCrosse – Honoring 50 Year Members and title to: Brenda Gaulke, 221 West June of 1976 Connie married her ing fruit baskets to shut-ins at Christ-
- Electa, Milwaukee - WGM/WGP Visit Hamilton Drive, River Falls, WI high school sweetheart, Keith. mas time, working food booths for
3 - Queen Esther, Lodi – Honor Masons & ESTARL Program 54022. Although she and her husband do fundraisers, fixing food and serving
- Starlite, Madison – ESTARL speaker Rooms are available at the Ramada not have any children, they do have a the Masons at their special banquets.
4 - Sheboygan, Sheboygan – Friends Night w/entertainment at First Inn for OES at a rate of $74.00 plus “precocious child” a Gordon setter Some of her interests are watching
Presbyterian Church, Sheboygan taxes. Call 715-835-6121. dog named “Sam,” and they love movies, the awards shows, such as
spending time with their families and the Oscars and Emmys, playing card
Saturday, December 6 friends. When not participating in games, and taking vacations and
Olympia Resort and Conference Eastern Star activities, she works two weekend trips with friends and family.
SISTERS AND BROTHERS Center, 1350 Royale Mile Road, days a week as a legal assistant spe-
We would like to hear from you about your chapter’s special events, 50- Oconomowoc, WI cializing in estate planning and pro-
year members or chatter about your chapter that you would like to have 5:30 Social Hour, 6:30 Dinner bate for a small law firm in Grand Officer
printed on this page. Please send your information to Sister Jane 7:30 Entertainment and Program Kewaunee, and the rest of the time
Blackwood, email@example.com or 937 Euclid Ave, Beloit, Silent Auction – Bring in items for works with her husband at their scuba
WI 53511-6006 Please submit items by the 25th of the month two this exciting fundraiser, Bring a new diving/snorkeling shop (the Aqua • Wanda Hover, Lemonweir,
months prior to the intended month of publication. The summer issue for teddy bear to be donated locally Center) in Green Bay. She is also Mauston – District of Columbia
July and August is combined and will be published on July 2. Dinner $21.00 per person – non active with her church singing in the • Bernice Labus, Oriental,
ATTENTION CHAPTER SECRETARIES: refundable. Choice of dinner entrée: choir or playing the pipe organ during Oshkosh – West Virginia
Please send me a copy your chapter’s 2008-09 calendar so that your spe- •Chicken Cordon Bleu •Tenderloin church services. • Carol Sczygelski, Medford, Med-
cial nights may be listed in the OES Calendar on this page. Please send Tip Stroganoff •Vegetarian Pasta Her main hobbies include downhill ford – Manitoba
your calendar to Sister Jane Blackwood at, firstname.lastname@example.org or 937 Primavera. Reservation deadline of skiing and scuba diving, but she also • Fanny Ingwell, Shullsburg,
Euclid Ave, Beloit, WI 53511-6006 November 27, 2008. likes to ride her mountain bike and Shullsburg – Alabama
Make check payable to: Kris Eng- hike. Other activities which she enjoys • LeRoy Kifer, Fond du Lac, Fond
bring and send with name and title to: are card and board games, reading du Lac – Nevada
Cheri Brus, 2824 North 52nd St., Mil- romance novels, knitting, and count- • Dawn Kelley, Wautoma, Wau-
This page is sponsored by The Order of The Eastern Star
waukee, WI 53210 ed cross stitch. toma - Kentucky
WISCONSIN MASONIC JOURNAL - NOVEMBER 2008 - PAGE 15
Wisconsin Masonic Calendar
November 2008 Installing Master will be the Grand Master of Masons in
1 2nd Grand Lodge Masonic Education Seminar, Waukesha Wisconsin, MW Bro. John W. Wilke.
Lodge No. 37, Waukesha. Start time is 9 a.m. Registration 20 Installation of Officers for Morning Star Lodge No. 10 in Beloit
Deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 22. Please use the clip & mail by Grand Master Wilke will be at 3 p.m.
registration coupon on page 3. Subjects covered will include
The Masonic Code, Wisconsin Masonic Handbook and Lodge January 2009
Excellence Award, as well as other inspirational and motiva- 5 District 12 - Schools of Instruction James M. Hays Lodge
West Bend West Social Studies
West Bend Lodge No. 138, was
Year” in 2003 and this year was
tional presentations. Two will be held in spring 2009, one in No. 331, 7 p.m.
was chosen in this annual scholar-
Green Bay and the other in Dodgeville. Dates to be deter-
Foundation awards for his effective-
Teacher Randy Reysen, a member of
9 District 12 School of Instruction, Henry L. Palmer Lodge
named “Voice Choice Teacher of the
receive one of four prestigious Rolf’s
ness as a teacher. Read about why he
chosen by colleagues and students to
mined. Please look for upcoming information. No. 301, 7 p.m.
1 District 4 Fall Meeting on Saturday, November 1 at 12 District 12 School of Instruction, Excelsior Lodge, 7 p.m.
Oconto Falls Lodge No. 293 in Oconto Falls. 10 a.m.
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24 District 4 School of Instruction, H. S. Baird Lodge, 9 a.m.
1 District 12 Fall Meeting at George Washington 1776 Lodge -
517 E. Beaumont Ave. in Whitefish Bay. Refreshments at 26 District 12 School of Instruction, Wauwatosa Lodge, 7 p.m.
8:30 a.m., meeting/workshop begins at 9 a.m. ends by noon. 30 Grand Lodge Staff Meeting (GM) TBD 5:30 p.m.
1 District 4 Fall Meeting Oconto Falls, 10 a.m. 31 Grand Lodge Staff Meeting (GM) TBD
1 District 7 Area 2 School of Instruction, Commonwealth
Lodge No. 325, Madison
1 Grand Lodge Staff Meeting (GM) TBD
8 District 3 Fall Meeting, Rhinelander Lodge No. 242, 9 a.m. 3 District 2 School of Instruction, Eau Claire Lodge, 7 p.m.
8 District 11 School of Instruction, FC Degree, Kenosha Lodge 4 District 2 School of Instruction, Sanctuary Lodge, 7 p.m.
No. 47, 7 p.m. 5 District 12 School of Instruction, Nathan Hale Lodge, 7 p.m.
8 District 11 School of Instruction, MM Degree, Washburn
8 District 11School of Instruction, EA Degree, Lincoln Lodge Lodge, 7:30 p.m.
No. 183, 7 p.m. 9 District 11 School of Instruction, EA Degree, Racine-Belle
8 District 11 School of Instruction, FC Degree, Ashlar Lodge City Lodge, 7 p.m.
No. 193, 7:30 p.m. 9 District 11 School of Instruction, FC Degree, Burlington
Lodge No. 28, 7:30 p.m.
8 District # 11 - Schools of Instruction FC Degree Pewaukee 9 District 11 School of Instruction,FC Degree, Laflin St James
Lodge No. 246, 7:30 p.m. Lodge No. 247, 7:30 p.m.
8 District 11School of Instruction, FC Degree, Union Grove 9 District 11 School of Instruction, FC Degree, Elmbrook
Lodge No. 288, 8:30 a.m. Lodge No. 354, 7 p.m.
13 District 12 School of Instruction, West Allis Lodge, 7 p.m.
8 District 7Area 3 School of Instruction, Sun Prairie Lodge 17 District 12 School of Instruction, Milwaukee Harmony Lodge
No. 143, Sun Prairie. No. 261, 7 p.m.
15 District 8 Fall Meeting, Franklin Lodge, Lone Rock 9 a.m. 21 District 2 School of Instruction, Landmark Lodge, 9 a.m.
24 District 2 School of Instruction, New Richmond Lodge, 7 p.m.
15 Baraboo Philanthropic Banquet, Baraboo, 5 p.m.
24 District 12 School of Instruction, Damascus Lodge, 7 p.m.
16 Jobs Daughters Bethel No. 3, Fond du Lac, Thanksgiving 26 District 2 School of Instruction, Northwestern Lodge, 7 p.m.
Masonic Family/Friend’s Day. Meeting 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. 28 District 4 School of Instruction, Des Peres Lodge, 9 a.m.
turkey dinner and all the trimmings. Please RSVP to
<email@example.com> so we have enough turkey! Please Note: Events listed here are drawn from the Grand Lodge Web Site
and reader requests. To have events listed in this calendar please e-
December 2008 mail the date and a brief description to any of the following to Grand
6 District 3 School of Instruction, Medford Lodge , 9 a.m. Secretary DeWolf at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or
Wisconsin Masonic Journal Editor William Stonecipher at <wmjed-
13 On Saturday, December 13 at Landmark Lodge No. 244 in email@example.com>.
Frederic, Installation of Officers 11 a.m. Lunch at noon.
On Pages 5, 6 & 7
See Annual Lodge-Foundation
Scholarship Recipient Pictures