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									                                                                           The Minnesota

                      September–October 2008
                                                                           MASON                                                                                       VOL. 56, No. 3

                      Rededication of the Masonic Cancer Memorial Hospital at the University
The mission of the    of Minnesota marks the 50th anniversary of the original dedication
   Freemasons of
   Minnesota is to         Mark your calendar for October 4, 2008 -
engage and inspire    1:30 p.m. at the A. I. Johnson room on the
   good men, who      ground floor of the McNamara Alumni Center,
     believe in a     200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, when all in
   Supreme Being,     attendance will form a Masonic procession to
  to live according   go with Grand Master Thomas C. Jackson to
 to Masonic tenets    celebrate the 50th anniversary of the laying of
 of Brotherly Love,   the cornerstone for the original Masonic
  Relief and Truth.   Memorial Cancer Hospital at the University of
                      Minnesota. Please remember to bring your Past
                      Master’s or other officers’ aprons for the proces-
                      sion and ceremony. The procession will march
                      about four blocks to the Cancer Hospital,
                      weather permitting. All Master Masons are
                      invited to be a part of the procession. Plan to
                      arrive at the McNamara Center by 1:15 to take
                      part in the procession.
                           The rededication will follow the Metroeast
                      and Metrowest Area Conference at the same
                      location earlier in the day. This Masonic double
                      header event should be a great day of fellowship
                      and good information for those attending the
                      conference take back to their lodges. After the
                      ceremony there will be a short reception at the
   Masonic            McNamara Center. Your guests are most welcome
                                                                           At the cornerstone: Shown in this 1958 photo from the original dedication of the Masonic Cancer Memorial
  challenges          to join us for the rededication ceremony and the
                                                                           Hospital at the University of Minnesota, as the cornerstone was laid, from left to right: President of the
                                                                           University of Minnesota, James Morrill; Governor of Minnesota, Brother Orville Freeman in the white apron;
      page 2          reception. Any Lodge that cannot attend the Area
                                                                           Past Grand Master Leroy Mattson as the Acting Grand Master; and Deputy Grand Master Clyde Hegman.
                      Conference should contact the your Area Deputy,
                      either Ken White ( or Lee
Grand Lodge           Dorholt (
   pages 1–3, 8
                       From the minutes of the Occasional
                       Communication of the Grand Lodge of
                       Minnesota held on October 4, 1958:
                       An Occasional Communication of the
                       Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Minnesota
                       was held Saturday, October 4, 1958, for the
                       purpose of Dedicating the Minnesota
                       Masonic Memorial Cancer Hospital at the
                       University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
                       The Grand Lodge was opened in Ample
                       Form at 10:30 a.m. using the quarters of
                       the Fine Arts Room in the Coffman                   This photo shows the front of the procession to lay the cornerstone, with Governor Orville Freeman
  Minnesota            Memorial Union.
   Masonic                                                                 leading the way.
    pages 4–5         Tickets for Troops at U of M Gophers football game on September 13

 Lodge News
   & Views
      page 6

Family News           Shown is Dennis Schulstad, Brigadier General (retired), U.S.A.F. and W. Brother   This photo shows University of Minnesota Athletics Director, Joel Maturi, receiving
                      Dean Conklin from Sibley Lodge No. 209. Dennis is the outgoing chairman, and      the check for the Tickets for Troops program from M. W. Brother Eric Neetenbeek,
      page 7
                      Dean is an active participant in the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve    CEO of Minnesota Masonic Charities, and M. W. Brother Thomas C. Jackson, Grand
                      (ESGR) organization.                                                              Master of Masons in Minnesota.
                                                                                                               Disaster Relief team is seeking volunteers
                                                                                                                   The Grand Lodge of Minnesota is cur-
                                                                                                               rently seeking Masons who would like to
                                                                                                               join the ranks of the Disaster Relief Team.
                                 Masonic challenges                                                            This band of brothers will travel to areas that
                                                                                                               have been damaged by floods, affected by
                                                                                                               tornados, and ravaged by hurricanes. They
                                 M.W.B. Thomas C. Jackson                                                      will provide disaster relief to Master Masons,
                                 Grand Master                                                                  their families and communities and who have
                                                                                                               suffered from these natural disasters.
                                                                                                                   We are seeking brothers who enjoy hard
      Brethren, at this writing I’m hoping for          made, and a new tradition born like you’d see on       physical work, and who will enjoy some                GM Tom Jackson and members of the Iowa
good weather for our Rededication Ceremony              the Cooking Channel. On October 26th, the              travel and enjoy working and living in a              flood relief crew before setting out in July.
for the Cornerstone at the Masonic Cancer               Bloomington Area Shrine Club is hosting the first
                                                                                                               Masonic community. The work will be hard,
Center. Scheduled for Saturday, October 4th,            Golden Spatula Challenge—a Flapjack Throw
we’re excited at the prospect of hundreds of            Down between lodges—where Winslow Lewis                and the physical conditions will not always           lodge building at night, and eating hearty
Masons making a formal procession (tuxedos              No. 125 will defend their title against Lake           be the most plesant. The team is in the need          meals in the Masonic dining hall. So it is
or dark suits) from the McNamara Center at              Harriet, Excelsior, Albert Lea and FIVE other          of brothers who have experience in the                a camping style enviorment. Bringing a
200 Oak Street SE, on the Minneapolis cam-              LODGES in a blind taste test. Indeed, qualified         building construction trades, paramedics,             sleeping bag and air mattress is highly
pus, to the Hospital on East River Road. It’s a         celebrity judges are clearing their calendars to       first responders or trained medical personnel,         recommended.
few blocks away, made especially meaningful             help, and a Shrine unit or two will perform to add     cooks, logistic support, organizing, and any-             If you are interested please leave your
because this will occur 50 years to the day             excitement. This will be a terrific recruitment         one else who wants to get his hands dirty.            name and telephone number with Grand
from the date of the original dedication.               event for lodges AND shrine units. Competitors:            It is expected that the team will work            Secretery Doug Campbell. Junior Grand
      Let me address a few items for this busy          points will be given for the entrance; one lodge       and live in an independent setting, as we             Warden Tom Hendrickson will call you
Fall season: Pancake rivalry, the One-Day               plans to hire off-duty police to escort their prized
                                                                                                               did in Iowa. The team will work together              and ansewer any questions that you may
Class and another visit to the Old Tyler.               pancake batter. Does your lodge have what it
      First, I gotta tell ya, I stepped into a bit of   takes to compete? See the Grand Lodge website          in the day, and sleep on the floor of a                have and enlist you for this noble purpose.
‘a situation.’ Brothers, the role of Grand Master       for breaking news, or call the office. Challengers
demands a heightened sense of diplomacy, and            with the right stuff may contact Coordinator           I suppose it’s not obvious to you young fellows       load if our schools would only teach it, but they
there are few areas where lodges, units, valleys        Emilio Munoz of Winslow Lewis at 612-865-              now. Yep, I was Master of my lodge. Back when         don’t. It’s too pragmatic. But marry those skills
and chapters show more rivalry than in the quality      4957 or Thanks also to             I was just 31. By then, I thought I had the world     with the things a man can learn in school, and
of their pancake breakfasts. A few weeks earlier,       Brad Johnson of Minnehaha Lodge and BASC               by the tail, until I realized the world had me by     you have the recipe of a good young leader.
I’d exclaimed—with understandable satisfac-             for his support. See details on page 7.                mine. Heh. Let’s just say I’m a better Old Tyler           “Brother Jackson, I love the lodge, because
tion—that the pancake breakfast I’d just enjoyed             As this train was moving, we quickly drafted      than I was Master, but that I’d never, ever have      it gives its most active members those kind of
with my family at Winslow Lewis No. 125 in              a set of rules that would allow fair competition       the perspective I do, until I’d sat in the East.”     skills. It makes them better leaders, workers, fam-
Osseo was simply the finest I’d had. All within          between lodges. See the Grand Lodge website                 Sensing a story coming on, I asked him to        ily men and civic-minded folks—the kind of
earshot were impressed, for yes, I look like            for details. Challengers must apply in writing, in     tell me more. He leaned close, “I can’t smoke         folks that are sorely needed today.” And a tear
I’ve been to a few pancake breakfasts—enough            advance. Points given for taste, presentation and      here, but I can enjoy the fresh air.”—The Old         welled up when he said, “As their Old Tyler, I got
to know of what I speak. So, as I pushed my             hammed-up entrance into the competition.               Tyler asked me to wheel him out to the lovely         to watch ‘em grow into some fine young men…”
groaning chair from the table, I said, “Fellows,             I mentioned this idea to the Old Tyler,           Masonic Home grounds as he continued. “You                 I thought, “Man, I can learn a lot from this
this one deserves the Golden Spatula Award.”            waiting patiently while I bought him a Green           see, a man can learn his own limits by running        old fellow.” To be continued…
Little did I know the trouble I’d set in motion.        River at that handy little store at the Masonic        a lodge for the first time. It’s easy, looking in           One-Day Class – I’m looking forward to
      A week later, at the going-away reception         Home. “Old Tyler,” I said, “you must have              from the outside, to complain or second-guess         participating in the next One-Day Class, organ-
for our Grand Piper Gary Webb and his new               presided over a few pancake feeds in your time,        the fellow sitting in that chair, but until you try   ized by Star in the East Lodge No. 33 in
wife Diane, lodge members from No. 125 were             eh?” —Leading him on a bit. “They’re flap-              it, you’d never know what it takes. That’s why        Owatonna. We’ve a number of candidates, and
still talking about it. I noted I had an award          jacks, dad gummit, and if ye’d ridden a trail or       good Past Masters,” looking back at me for            yours truly will be in the East for the ottom-bay
being made for them, which only added fuel to           tended a horse or two at the Pony Express depot        emphasis, “and good Old Tylers, are so loyal          of the ird-Thay. (Masons will know what I
their fire. Then, in a moment of unguarded Past          like I did in Pleasant Grove, ye’d know the dif-       to their lodge and sitting Master. They help          mean.) If you have potential candidates for the
Master pride that I’m sure many can relate to,          ference!” He took a sip, and seemed to relax,          out, because they’ve been there.”                     class, get them in ASAP. Remember, each man
I slipped up for a second. Yea, my brethren,            “Why, that is tasty! Tommy, as a matter of fact,                                                             should have at least one mentor present for the
                                                                                                                    We stopped at the bench outside, and he
I spoke out—as devoted Past Masters sometimes           I was quite the griddle master in my day. I only                                                             entire day, to support him. One of the best things
                                                                                                               continued, “If these young fellows today only
do—with an ill-timed barb, “Fellows, I’m glad           gave it up when they went to those pre-mixes,                                                                to come from our ten-year experiment with the
                                                                                                               knew how much they’d learn by sitting in the
you’re happy with yourselves, but it was a              and decided not to use my Aunt Mae’s recipe                                                                  One-Day Classes, is that a number of lodges are
                                                                                                               chairs as a Warden or Master, they’d jump at
good thing you weren’t competing against                anymore.” His eyes lit up when I told him about                                                              once again doing their own degree work.
                                                                                                               the chance.” I nodded. “Tommy, it’s in our
Lake Harriet!” Urk. I immediately realized my           the Golden Spatula Challenge. “You know, if                                                                  They’ve used the ODC for a boost, realized the
                                                                                                               lodge halls where young and old men alike
mistake, adjusted the statewide officer hat that        some young fellow asks me, I’ve a mind to                                                                    fun that they used to have at practices and on
                                                                                                               learn how to sell their ideas, to organize, to
had gone awry, and added, “Or for that matter,          share that old recipe with him. It’s a sure-fire                                                              degree nights, and are making the effort to bring
                                                                                                               manage their time, to compromise with other
Garnet Lodge in White Bear Lake! They’d give            winner. I told him I’d send any young volunteers                                                             the Work back home. See you in Owatonna!
                                                                                                               leaders, and to rally everyone to pitch in.” He
you a run, as would Albert Lea. I know other            his way. His eyebrows furrowed, “I’d better take
                                                                                                               paused, “That alone would be a healthy class               Thomas C. Jackson, Grand Master
good breakfasts are held at Excelsior,                  a couple of your see-gars then, so’s I have
Minnehaha, Rushford down south, Compass in              enough for a meeting.” I handed him my case,
Robbinsdale, Tusler-Summit or Montgomery in             “That’s what they’re there for, Old Tyler, that’s
the Metroeast, and North Star in St. Cloud.”
      Veteran Masons will know that this list alone
                                                        what they’re there for,” with a smile, doubting
                                                        that the sly old fox would part with many.
                                                                                                               Triggs family raises new Mason
is legendary, without even tapping into the flap-             “Say, Brother,” I asked, “Tell me. I know
jack experts of Brainerd, Duluth, and the Iron          you served as Tyler of your lodge for a number
Range, whose storied recipes descend from no            of years. Were you ever Master? Or a District
less a person than Sourdough Sam himself, Paul          Rep, or Grand Officer? He rocked back with
Bunyan’s camp cook. I smiled, earnestly, but            mock alarm, saying, “D’ye have an opening
wasn’t off the hook. Oh, my brothers, they’re a         you’re trying to fill?” finishing with a wink and
proud bunch in Osseo. My words weren’t idle             a smile. “I reckon it’s probably time for one of
chitchat. No, no. They insisted I call the Master       the younger fellas to step up!” I said, “No, no,
of Lake Harriet for confirmation of this challenge.      Old Tyler. We’re set until next March. I just
      With that call and Lake Harriet’s eager           wondered, though, where did you happen to
acceptance, brothers, the gauntlet—er, oven             learn so much about running a Lodge? He
mitt—was thrown down. The challenge was                 leaned back, took another sip, and said, “Well,

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Lodge Education Officer = LEO =                                                                     Masonic Conundrum                                      by L. C. Addison, Education Committee
Leadership, Education, Oratory                                             Ed Halpaus, GLEO
                                                                                                        Wow, how time really flies! Pretty               When you have the answer, send it by
                                                                                                    soon our lodges will be starting our fall       email to: [remem-
Masonic Education: No tests or pressure;         England; Worshipful Brother Bob Davis,             schedules (for those of us whose lodges         ber to include your name and lodge] or by
education for the pure enjoyment of              Masonic author and speaker, and Secretary          have went dark) and our season of               U.S. mail to: Masonic Conundrum,
learning.                                        of the Guthrie Valley of the Scottish Rite;        Masonic Labors will be underway. A              Attention L.C. Addison, c/o the Grand
     Freemasonry has so many groups and          plus a number of others from some of the           thanks goes out to all who participated in      Lodge of Minnesota, 11501 Masonic
organizations connected with and to it           jurisdictions in the Midwest.                      Conundrum #10. Brothers who sent in the         Home Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437.
that it seems hard to remember them all,             I am so pleased about the website for          correct answer are listed below:                Please remember that the first correct
even if we have been told about each and         the conference. Because of the information         Metrowest Area                                  response received from each area of the
every one of them.                               on the website every Minnesota Mason can           Monte Miller, Paul Revere No. 21                state will receive a nice gift from the edu-
     One very good group that our Grand          see and hear the talks and other events at         Adam Grau, Compass No. 265                      cation committee. Have a good time with
Lodge pays dues to on behalf of all              the conference, but, more importantly, the         Matthew Fuller, Minnehaha No. 165               this question—Masonic research is fun!
Minnesota Masons is the Midwest                  texts of some of the talks are available to        Robert Peterson, Minnehaha No. 165
Conference on Masonic Education                  be printed directly from the computer. The         Tim Jirak, Wayzata No. 205
(MCME). Each year this conference                website makes it possible for every
meets somewhere in the Midwest; the              Minnesota Mason to enjoy the benefits of
                                                                                                    Southeast Area
                                                                                                    Michael Norman, Red Wing No. 8
                                                                                                                                                    What do Junior Wardens
location is somewhere in the state where         the conference even if he doesn’t have the
the current president resides In 2009 the        time to travel to the conference site him-
                                                                                                    Mark Robbins, Mankato No. 12                    need to succeed?
conference will be held in Springfield,                                                              Jack Roberts, Nicollet No. 54
                                                 self. So take a look at the website, and                                                           Dear Junior Warden,
Illinois—April 24-26; this will be the                                                              Gary Thomas, Red Wing No. 8
                                                 enjoy the information it has for you.                                                                  What do you need to succeed?
60th anniversary of this conference.                                                                Richard Armstrong, Rochester No. 21
                                                     If you think you would like to attend                                                          Training? Resources? Coaching and
     The Midwest Conference is the               the conference next spring in Illinois,            Metroeast Area
longest surviving Masonic education con-         mark the dates on your calendar and keep           Shawn Carrick, Montgomery No. 265
                                                                                                                                                        Grand Lodge of Minnesota wants to
ference in the United States, and we all         an eye on the website for the information          Clarence Anderson, St. Paul No. 3
                                                                                                                                                    offer you all of these and more. Our
may attend the conference because of the         to register for the conference. Every              Stephen Beying, Accacia No. 51
                                                                                                                                                    Leadership Committee is developing new
dues we pay through our per-capita that          Master Mason in each of the jurisdictions          Joseph Will, Forest Lake No. 344
                                                                                                                                                    training and materials to help you grow as
pays the annual dues for our Grand               of the Midwest Conference is eligible to           Robert Knowles, Helios No. 273
                                                                                                                                                    a Junior Warden and help your lodge
Lodge. You might find it interesting to           attend. If you can make it, you will surely        Jim Melander, Montgomery No. 258
                                                                                                                                                    grow, too.
know that our Grand Lodge is one of the          enjoy being at the conference next year.           Troy Brown, Jasper No. 164
founding members of this conference, and                                                            Sean Bulenrose, Tusler-Summit No. 263           So, what do you need?
                                                      One peculiarity about Freemasonry is
Minnesota, through these past 59 years,                                                             John Stitely, Braden 168                            To help you and us answer that ques-
                                                 that it will stand investigation. The deeper the
has always had an active role in these           research, the more extensive the knowledge         Justin Carlin, Ancient Landmark No. 5           tion, an online survey has been developed
annual conferences.                              of its hidden art and mysteries, the more          Ken Arehart, Garnet No. 166                     to let you tell us what you need. A link to
     Over the years the conference has had       highly it is appreciated. — Unknown                                                                the survey is at the end of this message.
                                                                                                    Southwest Area
some very good speakers, as well as some             Brother Olaf Kuhlke of Glen Avon                                                                   The survey has only twelve questions,
                                                                                                    Bob Porath, Olivia No. 220
fine papers presented. Looking back               Lodge No. 306 in Duluth—he was one of                                                              and takes only a few minutes to complete.
                                                                                                    Dick Bowdin, Chain Lake No. 64
through some of the old proceedings of           the recipients of the Minnesota Duane E.                                                           While your responses can remain anony-
                                                                                                    Steve Peterson, Sibley No. 209
this conference will reveal many names of        Anderson Award for Excellence in                                                                   mous, you can identify yourself, to help
                                                                                                    Robert Schmidt, Charity No. 98
Masons whom we regard today as legends           Masonic Education at our last Grand                                                                us do follow-up with you.
and true scholars in Masonic Education.          Lodge Annual Communication—will be                 Northwest Area                                      If you are a Junior Warden and you do
The conference this year in Omaha was            promoting his new book, Geographies of             Kim T. Mollberg, Mt. Tabor No. 106              not have a way to get to the internet, con-
evidence of this.                                Freemasonry: Ritual, Lodge and City in             Rick Johnson, Mt. Tabor No. 106                 tact your District Representative, who will
     The conference is still printing the        Spatial Context, this fall.                        Harold Holt, Otter Tail No. 284                 assist you in completing the survey.
annual proceedings in book form, but due             Brother Olaf has been a member of              Lauren Lampi, Itasca No. 208                        The results of the survey will be used
to cost, the distribution is limited. Thanks     our Grand Lodge Speaker’s Bureau for               Out of State                                    to design training and resources for Junior
to electronics and the internet, however, the    quite some time; he is an interesting              John T. Parsons (Nebraska) Omaha No. 268        Wardens in Minnesota. Results will be
important part of the proceedings are on         speaker. He will be visiting several               Justin Kahn (Massachusetts) Chicopee            announced this fall in the Minnesota
the website for the Midwest conference:          Lodges to speak about his book and about                                                           Mason.
                                                                                                    Conundrum #10 answer           Freemasonry. If your lodge would be                                                                    Please take a few minutes to tell us
                                                                                                    Chief Joseph Brant or Thayendanegea.
     If you have access to the internet, or if   interested in having him speak at your                                                             what you need. It will be well worth your
you don’t but one of your lodge brothers         Lodge contact Brother Olaf by email                Conundrum #11                                   time.
does, I urge you to go to the website and        ( to see if he will be               We now arrive at Conundrum #11.
                                                                                                                                                    Link to survey:
listen to some of the talks given at the         able to fit it into his schedule.                   This symbol teaches that the aspirant for
conference. It is also a good idea to print          Brother Olaf’s book has been well-             Freemasonry cannot retreat from his quest
the text of these talks for your files. To        reviewed by those who have read it, and            without invoking a symbolic violence
                                                                                                                                                        Surveys must be completed by
find them just click of the link on the left      he is donating all the proceeds of the sale        equal to moral suicide, nor can he rush for-
                                                                                                                                                    September 30, 2008.
of the page titled “Proceedings of the 59th      of his book to the Scottish Rite Clinic for        ward unprepared to gain the secrets of his
Conference.” There you will find talks by         Childhood Language Disorder’s Clinic in            own being. What is this symbol?
                                                                                                                                                    Leadership Committee
a good number of knowledgeable Masons            Duluth. This clinic began serving patients                                                         Grand Lodge of Minnesota
including our own Most Worshipful                September 8, 1990. If you would like a
Brother Terry Tilton, Past Grand Master,         copy of his book, check with our Grand
noted Masonic speaker and scholar, and           Lodge office to see if it is available in our       One-Day-to-Masonry
Second Vice President of the Philalethes         Grand Lodge book store. The book store
Society; Worshipful Brother S. Brent             of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota is a
                                                                                                      planned for October 11, 2008                         MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Morris, the current Master of Quatuor            great place to check for Masonic books at                      Taking place at
Coronati Lodge No. 2076, London,                 a fair price.                                           Star in the East Lodge No. 33                 Midwest Conference on
                                                                                                                  in Owatonna                            Masonic Education
                                                                                                               8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                60th Anniversary
Successful KidsID at Minnesota State Fair                                                              Petition copies due from the lodges
                                                                                                             to the Grand Lodge office                        April 24–26, 2009
                                                                                                        no later than October 1st with the                Exploring New Dimensions
                                                                                                       One-Day-to-Masonry fee of $250.00                    in Masonic Education
                                                                                                           For further details contact the              Held in beautiful Springfield, Illinois
                                                                                                                 Grand Lodge office
                                                                                                                                                        This Anniversary of the Conference also
                                                                                                           952-948-6700 or 800-245-6050
                                                                                                                                                         marks the bicentennial of the birth of
                                                                                                       The next One-Day-to-Masonry will take           Abraham Lincoln, and there will be plenty
                                                                                                      place in Minneapolis on January 17, 2009.           of activities in Springfield to attend.

                                                                                                            Area Leadership Conferences Scheduled
                                                                                                                            Full details will be mailed to the lodge leaders
                                                                                                                          approximately four weeks before the conferences.

                                                                                                                 Metroeast and Metrowest Areas — October 4, 2008
                                                                                                                          University of Minnesota campus, Minneapolis
Grand Master Thomas C. Jackson shown with Past Grand Master Jack Benson in the KidsID                                       Northeast Area — October 11, 2008
booth at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. But it would not be so without the hundreds of vol-                                 Lake Superior Lodge No. 349 - Duluth
unteers that make the program so successful every year. Thank you to all who pitched in to help.

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                                                                              COMPASSIONATE. COMMITTED. CAPABLE.

                                                                                                                      Building on Success…
                                                                                                    Second Year for MMC Signature Scholarships –
                                                                                                               distribution in late Fall
    Partners for Life closing in on $10,000,000 goal!                                                                                               Following the very successful launch
                         by John Schweitz, MMC Director of Fund Development                                                                     of the MMC Signature Scholarships
                                                                                                                                                program in 2008, the 2009 awards season
             The Partners for Life Campaign recently reached another milestone                                                                  will begin with distribution of the schol-
                   surpassing the $8 million mark (or 80% of the goal).                                                                         arship booklets to Minnesota Lodges and
                                                                                                                                                Chapters in the late fall of 2008.
    The campaign has attracted broad support from Lodges, Chapters—Brothers                                                                         The first recipients of the scholarships
    and Sisters alike—and has received nearly 2000 gifts and pledges totaling                                                                   came from all over the state, and they
    more than $8.1 million.                                                                                                                     represented the top students academically
                                                                                                                                                and also in terms of community achieve-
                                                                                                                                                ment and merit.
                   Date for Completion of Campaign Set                                                                                              Some of the colleges these first-year
                                                                                                                                                freshmen are attending include:
                           The Campaign            and know I did not take advantage of this                                                    Macalester College, St. Olaf College,
                           Cabinet has set a       rare opportunity to participate in some-                                                     Gustavus Adolphus College, South
                           goal of completing      thing pretty special."                                                                       Dakota State University, Stanford
                           the Partners for                                                                                                     University, Boston University,
                                                       Many Lodges and Chapters throughout
                                                                                                                                                Concordia College, and University of
                           Life Campaign by        the State have done an exceptional job of
                                                                                                                                                Minnesota, Twin Cities.
                           June 30, 2009.          sharing the message of Partners for Life.
                           Will you help us        Has your Lodge or Chapter done all that it
                           achieve our goal?       can do? Have you personally made a gift?
                           We need your help.      We understand that the demand for your
        Several weeks ago, during a Partners       energy and the options for your philanthro-
    for Life presentation, one young Brother       py are endless. We thank you for all you
    commented, "I have seen Brothers who           have done and continue to do.
    participated in the first campaign for the          If you have any questions or would
    Masonic Memorial Hospital (1955)               like to make a gift, whether it is a gift of
    speak with great pride. They proudly           your financial investment or the gift of
    recount the fact that they played a role in    your influence, please call John Schwietz
    the original campaign. I would hate to         at Minnesota Masonic Charities 651-210-
    look back 25 or even 50 years from now         5240 or

          P.S. Have you thought about applying for a
      Matching Grant with Minnesota Masonic Charities yet?                                                     Smiling 2008 recipients at the MMC Scholarship luncheon in May.

                  Since April 2008, MMC Matching Funds Grants have been                                          Who are the names behind the “Signature?”
                               awarded to the following Lodges.
                                                                                                                         James J. Hill      Hubert H. Humphrey
                                       Is yours listed?
                                                                                                                         The Mayo Brothers        Harold Stassen
                                                                                                                                   Laura Ingalls Wilder
                                                      Bloomington Lodge No. 340
                                                        Caledonia Lodge No. 20                    Named after five individuals who are strongly identified with the state of Minnesota
                                                         Cataract Lodge No. 2                     through personal achievement or public service and who were personally committed to
                                                        Eveleth Lodge No. 239                     the values of Masonry in their private lives, this merit-based scholarship opportunity is
                                                       Excelsior Lodge No. 113                    available to Minnesota high school graduates—with or without fraternal affiliation.
                                                      Lake Harriet Lodge No. 277                  The 2009 deadline for filing is February 15, 2009. Know of a possible candidate?
                                                       Minnehaha Lodge No. 165                    Call MMC for information and an application.
                                                      Montgomery Lodge No. 25
                                                        Mound Lodge No. 320
                                                        Perham Lodge No. 157
                                                       Sherburne Lodge No. 196                         FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
                                                         Temple Lodge No. 59
                                                     Winslow Lewis Lodge No. 125
                                                                                                         We would like to hand out some stuff about the Signature
        The fall is a great time to consider           Either way, it is a opportunity to             Scholarships – how do we go about it? F. S., St. Cloud
    those community projects that your             enhance your ongoing philanthropy that
    Lodge sponsors and apply for a matching        you and the members of your Lodge                       Psychic friends network...
    grant from MMC. If your Lodge has              cannot afford to miss. In the next issue,              Please see this issue for the article about the distribution of
    already successfully received an MMC           the Lodges who are being recognized                scholarship materials for the Signature Scholarship program. And
    grant in the past, and you are continuing      for outstanding participation in the
                                                                                                      don’t hesitate to call us directly if you have questions or would like
    your support for the same project, then a      Matching Funds Grants program at the
    renewal grant is your next step.               2008 MMC GALA will be featured.                    extra copies.
                                                       Stay tuned...

       MINNESOTA MASONIC CHARITIES                                   952.948.6004

4                                                                        The Minnesota MASON                                                             September–October 2008
                    “People say, ‘I want to give something back.’
                  Well, Masons give back. Always have, always will.”

     Minnesota Masonic Charities provides a united focus for the many charitable activities of the Minnesota Masons.

                                Not a best-kept secret, but a well-known fact:
                           Minnesota Masonic Home Bloomington has an acclaimed
                                       Transitional Care Unit (TCU)
But what exactly is a TCU?
A Transitional Care Unit is, in terms of health care, literally a patient's transition from an illness or operation or other health issue which required hospitalization into
a rehabilitation environment which provides the specific recovery and therapy care to enable the patient to return home.

    As a local surgeon stated, “…stuff           car accidents or even an illness such as
done in TCU’s now days was only done             pneumonia.
in hospitals 10-20 years ago.”                       This is the changing face of senior
    MMH Bloomington Administrator                care, notes Administrator Wiggin. “98%
Shelly Wiggin, and Director of Nursing,          of those we care for in the TCU return
Della Kadymova, know this fact very              to their own residences – and that is our
well. Under their direction, working with        focus: what do we need to do to get
a first-rate staff, the TCU at the Masonic        you home again?”
Care Center in Bloomington is not only               Some of the outstanding services
the largest in the state of Minnesota, but       and care amenities offered during a
among the top to receive the most refer-         typical stay include:                                                                           Left to right: Ms. Kadymova, Director of Nursing;
                                                                                                                                                            and Ms. Wiggin, Administrator
rals from hospitals and surgeons.                • 50-person TCU staff including nursing
    Currently hospitals rarely keep                  and ancillary personnel
patients for longer than three to four           • 30 on-staff or on-call rehabilitation
days, unless they are in intensive care.             therapists
    Patients for TCU are referred to             • Teams of doctors and nurses who
the admissions department at MMH by                  see patients daily with all major
hospitals, family members, and surgeons,             insurance providers represented                  Ilene Scherer with
as well as prior patients who are return-        • Wi-Fi in all rooms with an option to               P.T. Dennis Dukart
ing for recovery for a new health matter.            rent computers                                     in rehabilitation
Examples of those who come to the                • Access to all the amenities of the
Care Center TCU include a great many                 General Store, Town Square, and
recovering from hip and knee surgery,                the wonderful grounds of the
heart attacks or strokes, bypass surgery,            Bloomington campus

 In 2007, the MMH Bloomington TCU cared for over 1400 patients, and 2008 admissions will at
 least match, if not surpass, that number. Beginning in 1994 with a 20-bed unit, by 2003, the
 entire unit had expanded to 60 beds in three 20-bed wings, 60% of which are private rooms and        One patient referred to their stay
 each with their own hub nursing station. The census remains consistently between 90 to 100%;     as similar to being at a wonderful all-
                                                                                                  inclusive hotel. Doctors from Fairview,         Family Comment: “This is in
 the average age of patients is 70 years, and the average stay is between 7 to 14 days.
                                                                                                  Abbott Northwestern and Methodist               reference to the staff of the Masonic
                                                                                                  hospitals have been quoted as saying to         home and how they treated my
                                                                                                  their patients that MMH Bloomington             mother—a 93-year-old who had her
                                    It's the Food!                                                TCU is the only place to go…                    knee replaced. …my nephew works
  Nursing Director Kadymova laughs as she relates how many times she has                              The ongoing goal, according to
                                                                                                                                                  for Blue Cross and stated that MMH
  heard from TCU patients that they were told even before arriving for their stay                 Administrator Wiggin, is to continue to be
  and rehabilitation that the food at MMH Bloomington was outstanding. It is not                  a leader in senior health care by remaining     had the highest ratings. After seeing
  only the quality of the food, which is customized for different diets on request,               responsive to the future and to the changes     what the staff did for my mother,
  but the opportunity for flexible restaurant                                                      in expectations of incoming TCU patients.       I know why you are rated so high…”
  dining which has drawn many appreciative                                                        The beauty of the grounds, the excellent
  comments: patients may order off a menu                                                         care and attention of the staff, the quality
  from the wait staff in the dining room or,                                                      of the food and amenities are a great part
  if they are not able to move freely, in the                                                     of the recovery experience, but it is the
  privacy of their room. Food service is set                                                      patient's “return to baseline”—the clinical
  for the convenience of the patients:                                                            reference for a successful patient release—
  • 6:30 am – continental breakfast. in room                                                      which ensures that the Masonic Home
                                                                                                  Bloomington will continue to fully represent    Main: (952) 948-6004
  • 8:30 – hot breakfast                                                                                                                          Web:
  • 11 am to 2 pm – brunch                                                                        the Masonic mission of Relief for others.
                                                                                                                                                  Eric Neetenbeek, President/CEO
  • 4:30 to 6:30 pm – dinner                                                                                                                      (952) 948-6213
  • Snacks available through the day                                                                                                    
                                                    Karla Jackson, from dietary, with Bob Dean,
                                                              ordering off the menu...                                                            Sara Beddow, Director of Communications
                                                                                                                                                  (952) 948-6202
                                                                                                                                                  John Schwietz,
                                                                                                      If you or someone you know                  Director of Fund Development
                                                                                                                                                  (651) 210-5240
                                                                                                     may be anticipating a need for
                                                                                                       transitional care, please call             Deb Cutsinger, Executive Assistant
                                                                                                        Minnesota Masonic Home                    (952) 948-6206
                                                                                                         Bloomington Admissions         

                                                                   A quiet overlook into                    at 952-948-7779.                      Megan Roering, Office Assistant
                                                                                                                                                  (952) 948-6200
                                                                   sun-filtered light                You are also welcome to call and
                                                                   and green leaf...                 request a tour of the facilities.


   September–October 2008                                                         The Minnesota MASON                                                                                                5
                                 News & Views from the Lodges
Accacia Lodge holds 7th annual KidsID                                                              From son to father; from father to son
                                                                                                   by Nick Johnson, Corinthian Lodge No. 67
                                                                                                       I would like to tell a story about my
                                                                                                   family and Freemasonry, specifically my
                                                                                                   father, grandfather and I during my
                                                                                                   father’s raising. I initially learned about
                                                                                                   Freemasonry through my grandpa. I dis-
                                                                                                   covered Freemasonry and found that I really
                                                                                                   enjoyed all the aspects of the Fraternity.
                                                                                                   During the course of my participation in
                                                                                                   different lodge activities, my dad grabbed
                                                                                                   one of the pamphlets. He told me that he
                                                                                                   might be interested in joining but he was       Left to right: ______ Johnson, ________
                                                                                                   not sure that he had the time. Even with        Johnson, and Nick Johnson.
                                                                                                   his concern for time, I gave him more
                                                                                                   information about the lodge and                 lodge performing ritual that has been
                                                                                                   Freemasonry.                                    worked for centuries yet still as fresh as if
                                                                                                       I knew that he would really enjoy him-      it had been communicated in the quarries
                                                                                                   self in the Lodge. After the summer ended,      yesterday. And there we were, three gener-
                                                                                                   I asked what he thought about the lodge.        ations of Masons together for the first time.
                                                                                                   He really wanted to join, and I handed him          It was really different to bring my dad
                                                                                                   the petition. We began the degree work          into Freemasonry. The old trend was that
                                                                                                   over the fall until we came to the third        a grandfather would bring in his son and
This is the 7th year Accacia Lodge No. 51 in Cottage Grove has conducted the KidsID program        degree. I invited my grandpa to come to         the dad would bring in his son. My family
as part of the Annual Cottage Grove Youth Safety Camp. Accacia Lodge has served over 1,200         the lodge. I was asked by my lodge broth-       bucked the trend and I really think that it
youth. Left to right, Molly Petrazewski, Brothers Bob Eddy and Gene Dunne are preparing to pho-    ers if I would like to raise my dad. I knew     is auspicious for our Fraternity.
tograph and fingerprint the youth for the Kids ID program at the Cottage Grove Parks and            that it would be more meaningful to my              As a final question, what do I call my
Recreation Annual Youth Safety Camp. Photo by Brother Don Leslie.                                  dad if my grandpa would raise him, so I         dad and my grandpa: brother? It seems
                                                                                                   declined. It was really moving to see father    kind of strange, but I guess that I will get
                                                                                                   and son together in the confines of the          used to it.
Golden Fleece Lodge raises four brothers
                                                                                                   Garnet Lodge No. 166 scholarship awards
                                                                                                       Garnet Lodge No. 166, White Bear
                                                                                                   Lake, held its annual Scholarship Awards
                                                                                                   Dinner on August 21, 2008, at the lodge.
                                                                                                   Garnet received a certificate from White
                                                                                                   Bear Lake school system for sponsoring an
                                                                                                   archery program, as did Masonic Charities
                                                                                                   for its gift of a matching sponsorship.
                                                                                                       Three one thousand dollar scholar-
                                                                                                   ships were awarded to Sandra Anderson,
                                                                                                   Dylan Howe and Andrew Richards.
                                                                                                       Andrew was the first to receive the
                                                                                                   Willard H. McGuire Garnet Memorial
                                                                                                   Scholarship Award. Willard Mc Guire
                                                                                                                                                   Receiving scholarships are Andrew Richards
                                                                                                   passed to the Celestial Lodge this past
                                                                                                                                                   of Oakdale and Dylan Howe with Master Ken
                                                                                                   February. He was a Past President of the
                                                                                                                                                   Arehart, both from White Bear Lake.
                                                                                                   National Education Association, and an
                                                                                                   active member of our Lodge. He served
Pictured in front, left to right, are: Terry Brockman, Terry Miller, Tony Schmiesing, Bob Holly    many years as a teacher in the
(Master of Griswold Lodge No. 218), and Eric Filipek. Back row: Grant Lillevold (Southwest Area    Maplewood, North St. Paul, Oakdale
Deputy), Douglas Brown (Master of Golden Fleece No. 89), and Joel Bahe (Master of Clearwater       school District, both before and after his
Lodge No. 28).                                                                                     term as National President of the NEA.
                                                                                                   Submitted by Marvin L. Johnson
    A Third Degree was held at Golden                Brothers from Golden Fleece Lodge
Fleece Lodge No. 89 in Litchfield on              No. 89, Griswold Lodge No. 218,
August 16, 2008. There were four new             Clearwater Lodge No. 28, Monticello
brothers raised to the Sublime Degree of
a Master Mason. They were Terry
                                                 Lodge No. 16, North Star Lodge No. 23
                                                 in St. Cloud, Libanus Lodge No. 96 in
                                                                                                   75-year award
Brockman from Clearwater Lodge No. 28
in Clearwater, Tony Schmiesing from
                                                 St. James, and Nicollet Lodge No. 54 in
                                                 St. Peter assisted with the degree work.
                                                                                                   presented by                                    Also attending Garnet Lodge’s scholarship
                                                                                                                                                   night were four Grand Lodge representatives,
Griswold Lodge No. 218 in Dassel, and
Eric Filipek and Terry Miller from
                                                                                                   Evergreen Lodge                                 pictured left to right: John Cook, Senior Grand
                                                                                                                                                   Warden; Thomas G. McCarthy, Deputy Grand
Golden Fleece Lodge No. 89 in                    Pleasant Grove Lodge                                                                              Master; Jim Konkler, District Representative;
                                                                                                                                                   and Ken White, Metroeast Area Deputy.
                                                 celebrates 150 years
                                                                                                                                                             Welcome to
Red Wing Lodge No. 8                                                                                                                                    Phoenix Daylight Lodge
holds picnic on river                                                                                                                                Attention: Are you a Mason who wants:
                                                                                                                                                          • no driving to lodge at night
                                                                                                                                                          • to be home during evenings
                                                                                                                                                     • to enjoy the company of like-thinking
                                                                                                                                                    You want to visit Phoenix Daylight
                                                                                                                                                         Lodge – the Fun Lodge
                                                 Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 22 held a 150th cel-                                                       When: Second Wednesday of the month
                                                 ebration on June 22. Pictured in front, left to                                                     Where: West Metro Area
                                                 right, are James (Skip) Caldbeck and Dale                                                                   6509 Walker St, St. Louis Park
Red Wing Lodge No. 8’s Summer Picnic was         Turner, 60-year members. Standing, left to        Shown presenting the rare 75-year certificate       Time: Cribbage & Cards 10:00 a.m.
held on the shores of the mighty Mississippi     right, are Chuck Brust, Grand Lodge District      to W. Brother L. Donald McLeod on his 96th                Lunch ($10) 12 noon
River. Shown, left to right, are David           Representative; Richard Sackett, 50-year          birthday in August is W. Brother Kerry                    Lodge 1:00 p.m.
McCormick, Carnelian Lodge No. 40; Junior        member; Phil Soderberg, Past Grand Master;        Sackreiter, W. Master of Evergreen Lodge          For information and lunch reservations,
Grand Steward John Gann; and Gary Thomas,        Gary Hagen, 60-year member; and Thomas C.         No. 46 in Clyde. Don was raised to the Master            contact JW Jack Lindgren
Master of Red Wing Lodge No. 8.                  Jackson, Grand Master.                            Mason Degree on October 7, 1933.                   952-226-4785 or

6                                                                           The Minnesota MASON                                                                  September–October 2008
                                     News from the Masonic Family
Parade float features Masonic groups                                                                   Job’s Daughters and DeMolay hold reunion

                                                                                                          Job's Daughter's and DeMolay attend-       HIKE fund and The Masonic Charities
Grand Master Thomas C. Jackson and several members of Winslow Lewis Lodge No. 125 rode                ing a reunion on Saturday July 12, 2008,       Partners for Life. On Sunday July 13th we
the Masonic float, surrounded by the Zuhrah Shrine Pipe and Drum unit and the Cycle Corps unit         are pictured after dinner, karaoke and         also had a picnic at Lake Harriet. The DJ
in the Osseo Lions Roar Parade on September 6th. The parade float is the float from southeast-          dancing. About forty former members            was Ned Wittman, and Gayle and Brad
ern Minnesota which was recently purchased by Sherburne Lodge No. 95 in Elk River.                    attended the reunion dinner and dance          Johnson cooked the dinner.
                                                                                                      held at Lake Harriet Lodge. The event              Some who attended the reunion came
                                                                                                      started out with a time to talk before din-    from other states. Most former Job's
                        Octoberfest/Silent Auction                                                    ner, awesome bacon wrapped rib-eye             Daughters were from Bethel #1,
                                                                                                      steaks followed up by a DJ dance and           Richfield, and Bethel #18. Most DeMolay
     Everyone is invited to the 6th Annual Tusler-Summit Lodge No. 263                                Karaoke. Proceeds from the pop and pizza       were from Lake Harriet Chapter and
                    OCTOBERFEST and SILENT AUCTION!                                                   sold will benefit the Job's Daughter's          Camelot Chapter, Richfield.
             Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 6:00–9:00 p.m.
          Come enjoy the evening with your family and friends. Kids are invited!
         Kids Pumpkin Carving Contest, Kids and Adults Costume Party, Bon Fire,                       Wayzata Lodge Golf Tournament results
                            Food, Family, Friends and FUN!
 Included in the Silent Auction will be seven-nights lodging at a condo in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii! For
                                                                                                          On Wednesday, August 6, Wayzata
    more information please contact WB Rich Purcell at (w) 651-646-2844 or (h) 651-484-4991.          Masonic Lodge No. 205 held its 1st
                                                                                                      Annual Golf Tournament at Baker
      1321 W. County Road B-2 just east of Hamline Avenue, Roseville                                  National Golf Course. The brothers
                 DON’T MISS THIS FUN FAMILY EVENT !                                                   enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of golf and
                                                                                                      afterwards adjourned to Wayzata Lodge
                                                                                                      for dinner and the awards presentation.
                                                                                                      The foursome from Lebanon Lodge took
                                                                                                      the best foursome trophy.
                                                                                                          All proceeds above operational costs       Erik Bunes, Master (2nd from left), and Dale
                                                                                                      from the event are given to Minnesota          Lillevold, Senior Warden (on right), present
                                                                                                      Masonic Charities. Plan now on attending       trophies to Brothers Mike Jerik and Bret
                                                                                                      next year’s event!                             Brookins of Lebanon Lodge.

                                                                                                                   Golden Spatula Challenge
                                                     Pancake Breakfast Benefit                                              By special dispensation of the Grand Master,
                                                     for the family of Sydney Markie, hosted                               Bloomington Area Shrine Club welcomes the
             Knife and Fork Degree                       by the Shakopee Masonic Lodge                         Golden Spatula Challenge, a competition for the best lodge pancakes.
                                                               November 8, 2008                                 This will be held in conjunction with the BASC Pancake Breakfast.
Cuyuna Range Lodge No. 276                                 Shakopee American Legion
Pancake Breakfast                                              1266 1st Avenue East                                              Sunday, October 26, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.                  8:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Crosby, Minnesota
                                                                                                                             Challenger procession at 10:30 a.m.
                                                       All of the proceeds will be donated
                                                        to help cover Sidney’s uninsured
                                                                                                                                Judging starts at 11:00 a.m.
Lebanon Lodge Annual Pancake,                              medical and other expenses.
                                                                                                                              Come cheer for your favorite lodge pancakes!
French Toast and Sausage
Breakfast                                            Pancakes, Bacon, Orange Juice, Coffee,                            Defending champion is Winslow Lewis Lodge No. 125.
                                                        Milk, Syrup, and plenty of Butter.                       Challengers with the right stuff may contact Coordinator Emilio Munoz of
Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776
14521 Granada Drive, Apple Valley                    In addition there will be a silent auction                      Winslow Lewis Lodge at 612-865-4957 or
Sunday, October 19, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.               with donations from the
Ticket cost is $6.00.                                                                                                              Thomas Jefferson Senior High School
The proceeds will be used for Lebanon Lodge’s
                                                      Wilds Hockey team, the Oakridge Boys,
                                                           Kohl’s, Best Buy and others.                             102nd Street at France Avenue South • Bloomington, Minnesota
scholarship fund.

September–October 2008                                                          The Minnesota MASON                                                                                            7
Carnelian Lodge confers degrees in                                                        Plymouth Lodge awards scholarships to high
                                                                                          school seniors
Quarry Lodge

                                                                                          On July 21st, Plymouth Lodge No. 160, Crystal, Minnesota, awarded three $500 scholarships to
    Carnelian Lodge No.40, Lake City,         Senior Steward; W.B. Gail Hill, Tyler;      this year's graduating high school seniors. Amanda Hockert, left, a Job’s Daughters Past Honored
held a Quarry Lodge on August 12 at a         and W.B. Leonard Hislop, L.E.O.             Queen from Bethel #39, attended Park Center High School in the Osseo School District. Amanda
location on W. Bro. David McCormick’s            Second degree also included              Mikelson and Christopher Gusman graduated from Cooper High School in the Robbinsdale
property in rural Lake City. This photo-      W.B. McCormick, Master; W.M. Scott          School District, which is where Plymouth Lodge is located. They are pictured with WM Dallas
graph shows W. Bro. McCormick examin-         Becklund, Senior Warden; John Bremer,       Olson. Each scholarship will be matched by $500 from Minnesota Masonic Charities.
ing the candidate, Craig Moechnig, before     Junior Warden; W.B. Art Gray, Junior
he is passed to the Fellowcraft degree.       Deacon; W.B. Loyde Wilcox, Junior
    Guests included W.B. Rick Wallace,        Steward and Marty Duchelle, Secretary.
Senior Deacon; W.B. James McNeely,                                                        Masonry: telling the untold story
                                                                                              The Grand Lodge of Minnesota has             how the PR Committee can support the
                                                                                          charged the Public Relations Committee           efforts of your Lodge. Additionally, each
Cataract Lodge honors Past Masters                                                        with the task of helping Blue Lodges and
                                                                                          appendant Masonic bodies with getting
                                                                                                                                           Lodge Secretary is encouraged to send us
                                                                                                                                           examples of the following: correspon-
    Grand Master, MWB Thomas C.                                                           the word out. This can be done through           dence for awards nights, prospective can-
Jackson, and Junior Grand Warden, WB                                                      templates for correspondence, news articles,     didates notices, speaker invitations,
Thomas Hendrickson, pictured in Bro.                                                      invitations to events, the development of        Masonic calendar planning formats,
Gary Hoonsbeen's 1904 Cadillac, attended                                                  brochures, and much, much more.                  upcoming pancake breakfast newspaper
the September 9th stated meeting of                                                           Blue Lodges have too long had to re-         articles, Lodge installation announce-
Cataract Lodge No. 2 at the Minnehaha                                                     invent the wheel when something needed           ments, etc. If possible, we would like
Masonic Center in Minneapolis.                                                            to be done to promote Masonry. Their             this on or before September 30, 2008.
    Events of the evening included lectures                                               efforts should be focused on making the               This can be done by e-mailing us at
by Bro. Gary Hoonsbeen about the world                                                    event a success rather than trying to   and/or sending
of antique car collecting and by WB Bill                                                  decide how to promote it. Our goals are          it to David Olson, Grand Lodge of
Larson entitled The Gun that Made the                                                     simple: Increase membership, attendance          Minnesota, 11501 Masonic Home Drive,
20's Roar, the story of the Thompson                                                      at fundraisers, lodge meetings, facilitating     Bloomington, MN 55437. Help us to get
submachine gun in the Dillinger era.                                                      membership drives, and whatever else             the word out on Masonry. After all, it’s
    The meeting, billed as a reunion for                                                  will strengthen our fraternity.                  not only a Fraternity that makes men better,
Cataract’s Past Masters, was attended by                                                      However, we need your help too! We           it promotes family, spiritual well being
more than fifty brothers, including sixteen      Tom Jackson, left, and Tom Hendrickson.   would like you to send us your ideas on          and a better community!
of the twenty-six Cataract Past Masters in
the metro area.                               progress in getting a new research lodge
    MWB Jackson gave an inspiring
speech explaining that we must not rest
                                              chartered. His comments will be resched-
                                              uled for the October stated meeting.
                                                                                          Universal Craftsmen Council of Engineers
on our laurels. He made a series of sug-          This program was so successful that     Composed of Master Masons in good standing; organized for
gestions that Cataract should adopt for the   Cataract Lodge is considering scheduling
future. Unfortunately time ran out and the    additional programs as reunions for the
                                                                                          the education and elevation of engineers and craftsmen
lodge was unable to hear from Junior          Past Masters of the former Richfield and
Grand Steward, WB John Gann, who was                                                          The Universal Craftsmen Council of           yearly dues are $17.50.
                                              Century Lodges which were merged into
on hand to tell the lodge about the                                                       Engineers is an appendant Masonic Body               If interested contact Jerry Korstad at
                                              Cataract Lodge a few years ago.
                                                                                          that is sanctioned by almost all of the          507-282-6290 or Lawrence Hanson at
                                                                                          Grand Lodges in the United States as well        507-438-1415
                                                                                          as most provinces in Canada. The require-            At the present time Minnesota
                                                                                          ment for membership is that the petitioner       Council #79 has two members in the
                                                                                          be a paid-up member of a Blue Lodge.             Grand Council Line and in August the
                                                                                              The Universal Craftsmen Council of           Worthy Grand Chief of the Grand Council
     Minnesota #1 Chapter of Royal Arch Masons                                            Engineers was originally an employment           of Universal Craftsmen Council of
                                                                                          organization to help engineers find a new         Engineers International will be Lawrence
                     Fall Schedule, first Friday of the month                              or better job and has been in existence for      Hanson from Austin, Minnesota.
                       200 East Plato Boulevard, Saint Paul                               over 100 years. As time passed the func-
       For further information contact John Stitely at          tion of the organization has changed so
                                                                                          that now the organization is more social,
                               October 3rd Program:                                       but with the purpose of giving scholar-
                            Table Chapter with Entertainment                              ships to two or more students each year                         Grand Lodge
                  Honoring our Most Excellent High Priest James Turner                    who are studying engineering.
                                                                                              There is a ritual, as in all Masonic                        Annual
                              November 7th Program:
                          Education Night with Four Speakers:
                                                                                          Bodies, and the most important and impres-
                                                                                          sive degree is the Blacksmith Drama that
                Bro. Paul Magee “Acupuncture as a Means for Wellness”                     conveys a message for living a better life.
             Neva Banaei “What do those numbers mean? Basic information                       There is an Engineers Council #79 in
                                to maintain your health”                                  Minnesota that meets in Rochester or St.              2009 – March 27th and 28th
             Steve Posch “Religions of the Near East in King Solomon’s Era”               Cloud twice a year in May and October.
                            Al Bohne “Masonic Reflections”                                                                                       2010 – March 26th and 27th
                                                                                          We invite all Master Masons in Minnesota
                                                                                          to become members of the Universal                    2011 – April 8th and 9th
                              December 5th Program
                                                                                          Craftsmen Council of Engineers.
          Honors and Awards - Chapter of Sorrows, A Memorial for the Departed                                                                       All of the above are at the
                                                                                              If there a sufficient number of candi-
                                                                                                                                                    Civic Center in St. Cloud.
                                                                                          dates in one area we will come and confer
                                                                                          the work. The fee to join is $40.00 and

8                                                                        The Minnesota MASON                                                             September–October 2008

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