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 VOLUME XXXVIII, NUMBER 10                        The Official Publication of the Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons of Wisconsin                                            NOVEMBER 2005

                                                                                                                              The Grand Master’s Message
                                                                                                                              By Roger L. Magoon
                                                                                                                              Grand Master of Masons in Wisconsin

                                                                                                                               Greetings Brethren:
                                                                                                                               Where is the time going? It has been almost four
                                                                                                                             months since I was installed as your Grand Master
                                                                                                                             but it seems as if it were just yesterday. I have been
                                                                                                                             extremely busy and look forward to visiting many
                                                                                                                             of you over the next couple of months. I would like
                                                                                                                             to thank those of you for receiving me in such a
                                                                                                                             proficient manner. I would also like to extend
                                                                                                                             thanks to those who have traveled with me.
                                                                                                                               November is normally the month when the new
                                                                                                                             officers are getting ready to take over the duties of
                                                                                                                             the Lodge for the next year. I would like to encour-
                                                                                                                             age the new officers to use the Grand Master’s
                                                                                                                             Achievement Award as their planning tool for their         Roger L. Magoon
                                                                                                                                                                                          Master of Masons
                                                                                                                             new year. I commend those lodges that are using it Grandin Wisconsin
                                                                                                                             for planning — and for those who are not, I urge
                                                                                                                             you to contact your Area Administrator or your District Deputy to help you
                                                                                                                             get started.
                                                                                                                               The Grand Master’s Achievement Award is designed to give you a sense
                                                                                                                             of direction and make your meetings more exciting and meaningful. As a
                                                                                                                             result, your attendance should increase.
                                                                                                                               As you are planning, don’t forget about the Blue Lodge Public Aware-
                                                                                                                             ness Program. That program went into effect last year under Past Most
Brother John Zeller, Fond du Lac Lodge Past Master, Honored                                                                  Worshipful Grand Master Keith Chamberlain. The Grand Lodge will assist
Brother LeRoy Kifer, Master of Fond du Lac Lodge No. 26 (left center) honored Lodge Secretary and Past Master                any and all lodges with their advertising costs, on a 60--40 percent split, up
John Zeller (seated at right) for his service to the lodge and the pivotal role Brother Zeller played in guiding the lodge   to $250.00.
through the tumultuous ten year period from 1995 to 2005 which culminated in a mortgage burning October 15.                    As our Thanksgiving holiday is soon to be upon us, I believe it is time to
Brother Zeller’s wife Carol (right), Grand Master Roger L. Magoon (standing) and Treasurer Burt Mayborne (left)              give thanks to our Creator for everything he has given us. We may have
reflected the intense emotion accompanying the lodge’s heartfelt appreciation. Grand Master Magoon later presented           had some trying times lately, with the hurricanes, tornados and the unrest
Bro. Zeller with a Grand Master’s Meritorious Service Award for his service to the Fraternity in Fond du Lac.                in the Middle East, but we should remember to give thanks for having

John Zeller Honored By His Lodge and Grand                                                                                   been given life and the freedom to live in this world and enjoy our families
                                                                                                                             and friends and the opportunity to choose our own destiny. So please,

Master Roger Magoon at October 15 Event                                                                                      during this holiday season, remember those who have lost their homes,
                                                                                                                             loved ones, and their worldly possessions in these tragedies.
                                                                                                                               I would like to wish everyone, a safe and joyful Thanksgiving holiday.
  By William L. Stonecipher, Editor                             lodge and as an income producing banquet facility—
  The Wisconsin Masonic Journal                                 and tireless leadership and work towards paying off a
                                                                $900,000 mortgage.
  “If it wasn’t for this man, I don’t know what this lodge        Brother Zeller’s wife Carol (right), Grand Master           “Man-to-Mason/Shriner Day” Announced
would have done,” said Brother LeRoy Kifer, Master              Roger L. Magoon (center, right) and Treasurer Burt             Grand Master Roger L. Magoon announced at the Fall Grand Lodge
of Fond du Lac Lodge No. 26 (center, left) as he recog-         Mayborne (left) reflected the intense emotion that           Full Staff meeting held October 22-23 in Pewaukee that a “Man-to-
nized Lodge Secretary John Zeller (seated) for his ser-         accompanied their recognition of Brother Zeller’s lead-      Mason/Shriner Day” will be held in Spring 2006.
vice to the lodge on Saturday, October 15.                      ership during this critical period in the life of Fond du      This one-day degree conferral is being planned by the three Shrine Tem-
  Past Master Zeller, Worshipful Master Kifer related,          Lac.                                                         ples in Wisconsin, Beja, Tripoli and Zor. Locations for the Masonic
played a pivotal in guiding the lodge through the                 Following the symbolic burning of the mortgage,            Degrees and Shrine Ceremonials have not been finalized but will likely
tumultuous ten-year period from 1995 to 2005.                   Grand Master Magoon presented a Meritorious                  take place in suitable locations within the jurisdiction of the state’s Shrine
  This decade saw a consolidation between Fountain              Masonic Service Award and medallion to Bro. Zeller           Centers. A locale in northwestern Wisconsin is also under consideration.
and Fond du Lac Lodges, sale of an antiquated build-            for his service to the Fraternity in Fond du Lac.              The Man-to-Mason/Shriner Day will provide candidates the opportunity
ing, planning and financing construction of a new                 During his comments, Grand Master Magoon                   to become Master Masons and continue their Masonic journey into
lodge structure specially designed for use both as a                                   See RECOGNITION on page 2             Shrinedom if they so desire, similar to the way in which candidates who
                                                                                                                             participated in the Masonic Day-Light events in 2004-2005 were given the
                                                                                                                             option of continuing their Masonic journeys via the Ancient Accepted
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MORTGAGE...from page 1                       well in the community,” he added.
recalled how hot it was in the old              During his comments Fond du
lodge building when he first met             Lac Lodge Master Kifer briefly
John at the charter presentation for         explained the history of the lodge to
the new Fond du Lac Lodge No. 26             the 85 guests present. Preconstruc-
and the installation of officers that        tion estimates pegged the cost of
followed. This was on July 23,               the stucco and brick building at
1995, Grand Master Beecher                   $650,000 but costs rose to
Daniels presiding.                           $900,000 by the time the building
  Also in attendance was Past                was completed and fully furnished
Grand Master Beecher Daniels.                and equipped a year later.
Brother Daniels, who was seated to              He explained that income was
the left of the Grand Master on the          derived from a nine-year leasing
dais in the East during the program,         arrangement with a local caterer to
remarked that he took great plea-            use the banquet room for wed-
sure in seeing the completed lodge           dings, anniversaries and special
building, explaining that this was           occasions, but wear and tear on the
the first time he had been back in           building and supervisory demands
Fond du Lac since presiding at the           prompted the lodge to reconsider its
ground breaking for the new                  use for that purpose, especially in
14,000 sq. ft. lodge and banquet             light of the income from bingo that
facility on September 13, 1995.              had become the largest income
  “I sense an abundance of good              producer for the lodge.
feelings, brotherly love and see a lot          Fond du Lac Lodge No. 26 was
of Masonic Light in evidence in this         formed as the result of the consoli-
lodge room,” observed Past Grand             dation of two lodges in Fond du
Master Daniels as he surveyed the            Lac, Fountain Lodge No. 26 and              Fond du Lac Past Masters Honored
full sidelines.                              Fond du Lac Lodge No. 140. Oak-             Past Masters of lodges (consolidated in Fond du Lac No. 26) honored October 15 were Bob Ammel 1960 (Fond du
  “The future of Freemasonry in              field Lodge No. 158, Oakfield, had          Lac 140), Burt Mayborne ‘69 & ‘78 (Fountain 26), Norman Randall ‘71 (Fountain 26), Jack Bridich 2000-04 (FdL
Fond du Lac is in good hands and             consolidated with Fountain Lodge            26), Jerry Schrankler ‘01 (FdL 26), James Faris (nine years - ‘81, ‘83, ‘85, ‘86, ‘91-’94 at Fountain 140), Gordon
the lodge will serve the Fraternity          in 1971. wmj                                Anderson ‘64 (Fountain 140), John Zeller ‘95-’96 (FdL 26) and Norm Grantman ‘66 (Oakfield 158).

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                                                                                                                                    Above: Fond du Lac Past Master
                                                                                                                                    John Zeller (seated) and his lady
                                                                                                                                    Carol (left) traded lodge construction
                                                                                                                                    stories with PGM Beecher Daniels
                                                                                                                                    (right) and his lady Doris prior to the
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District 10 Meeting & Reobligation                                                                                     Notes From The Grand Lecturer
                                                                                                                                        By Brother Ronald H. Glaunert

                                                                                                                        Officers Have Duties, Obligations
                                                                                                                         The time for election of officers is drawing near and in many lodges the
                                                                                                                      brethren are asking each other who will be sitting in the three top chairs in
                                                                                                                      2006. I know that I personally have been asked that question in my own
                                                                                                                         At one time, lodges had people waiting to take an officer's chair but not
                                                                                                                      any more. Now, in most lodges, Past Masters are being recycled and in
                                                                                                                      some lodges for a number of years.
                                                                                                                         The problem is that whenever a Master Mason is
                                                                                                                      raised he is immediately marked as a candidate for
                                                                                                                      an officer's chair, sometimes before he has been a
                                                                                                                      Master Mason for a year. Now that is good except for
                                                                                                                      the fact that some of them are elected as Junior War-
                                                                                                                      den or even a Senior Warden. What that does is
                                                                                                                      relieve one of the Past Masters from the duties of a
                                                                                                                      Warden. If the new Mason contends that he is not
                                                                                                                      sure he could perform those duties he is told that
                                                                                                                      they will help.
                                                                                                                         That solution may seem to solve the problem for Ronald H. Glaunert
                                                                                                                                                                                  Grand Lecturer
                                                                                                                      the present time, but in 5 to 10 years or less is where
                                                                                                                      the trouble begins. You see, the lodges, at least many of them, are now
District 10 Master Mason Obligation Renewed                                                                           having a considerable amount of degree work and that is good. Unfortu-
                                                                                                                      nately, we have a good number of those Past Masters who have never
As Masons statewide participated in their Master Mason Reobligation ceremonies, Grand Secretary Michael A.
                                                                                                                      learned a lecture or never conferred a degree sitting on the side lines as
DeWolf, PGM, led District 10 Masons at that district’s Fall meeting in renewing theirs in Fond du Lac Lodge
September 29. Here District 10 Lecturer Rick Gustafson (right, foreground) administered the Master Mason Obligation
                                                                                                                         Now don't get me wrong, the more sideliners the better. However a
to 53 Masons who were connected hand-to-shoulder in a chain of fraternal unity to Grand Secretary DeWolf (left, at
                                                                                                                      lodge has to call two or three other lodges to get enough people to put on
altar). Brother DeWolf originated the reobligation concept as Grand Master two years ago. Fond du Lac Lodge mem-
                                                                                                                      the degree and that in itself serves the purpose of having more people at
bers LeRoy Kifer, Jack Bridich, David Frame, Burt Mayborne, Jeffrey Keller and Gerald Schrankler were on the Grand
                                                                                                                      the degree (and we most certainly should be helping each other). Anoth-
Secretary’s left. Eighteen ladies were in attendance and attended a performance of Fond du Lac Community Theater
                                                                                                                      er point: some of these men are getting to the time in their life where they
performers in the lodge room while the men met in the tiled the banquet room following dinner.
                                                                                                                      would like to just sit back and enjoy the degree work.
                                                                                                                         Someday, somewhere, someone has to take up the slack. New Masons
                                                                                                                      are always energetic and eager to learn, but starting them correctly gives a
                                                                                                                      lodge security for the future. Not insisting on their learning degrees and
                                                                                                                      degree parts doesn't do either the individual or the lodge any favors in the
                                                                                                                      long run.
                                                                                                                         As an officer you have obligations and to tell them they do not, or as
                                                                                                                      some do, just don't mention their obligations, is wrong. Pride in our office
                                                                                                                      is knowing that you know what those obligations are and that you as an
                                                                                                                      individual have met them.
                                                                                                                                 The following are the officers’ assignments:
                                                                                                                                   Officer            Give                Learn

                                                                                                                                    J.S.           Charge               E.A. Lecture
                                                                                                                                    S.S.           E.A. Lecture         M.M. Lecture
                                                                                                                                    J.D.           M.M. Lecture         F.C. Lecture
                                                                                                                                    S.D.           F.C. Lecture         E.A. Degree
                                                                                                                                    J.W.           E.A. Degree          F.C. Degree
Be Prepared                                                                                                                         S.W.           F.C. Degree          M.M.Degree
District 10 Lecturer Rick Gustafson                                                                                                 W.M.           M.M. Degree
(above) told fall meeting attendees                                                                                      Now I know that you are saying, "yeah right, that will never happen,"
that lodges needed to be prepared to                                                                                  and I suppose that you are right. But if it would happen, just think of the
receive an influx of new members as                                                                                   phone calls you wouldn't have to make to put on a degree.
a likely result of the positive exposure                                                                                 In the meantime assign as many of these parts to your new Master
Freemasonry has received in film and                                                                                  Masons as they can handle. Remember, they are at a point in their
print recently. Above, right: Area                                                                                    Masonic Journey where they are energetic and enthusiastic. Take advan-
Administrator David Tainter showed                                                                                    tage of that.
how using the GMAA as a lodge
planning tool can halp officers plan an                                                                                 Fraternally,
effective year and qualify for the                                                                                      Ron Glaunert
award. He also reported that the qual-                                                                                  Grand Lecturer
ifying period has been extended into
2006 to allow lodges to receive credit
for Blue Lodge Public Awareness
Program events. Right: District 10                                                                                      Visit Your Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Wisconsin Website
Masons were impressed at the ease
with which banquet tables could be
handled by the wheeled storage racks                                                                                        Click on any of the home page tabs to learn more
that Fond du Lac Lodge uses in their                                                                                                 about your Masonic Fraternity.
banquer room.

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  News of Freemasonry in Russia                                                     More News of The Lodges...Past Masters Recognized
                 Vostochney Svet – “Eastern Light”
  By John H. Grainger, PGM, Grand Lodge of Alaska
  Chairman, Russian Relations Committee

   Efforts of the Alaska Russian Relations Committee to establish Freema-
sonry in Eastern Russia have been very rewarding. Foremost we have
been able to establish two Masonic lodges in an area of large populations
where Freemasonry was unknown. Pacific Rim Lodge No. 12 (PRL) in
Vladivostok started with five candidates from Russia. They now have 16
   It has taken time to introduce and educate people about the concept of
Freemasonry. The Tsar prohibited Freemasonry in Russia and the Soviet
government persecuted Masons. Historically Freemasonry has been
   The former secretary and now Master of PRL No. 12 in Vladivostok
wrote: “The ordinary citizen in Russia doesn’t understand the essence of
Masonry. Now we have freedom and ‘gIasnost’ but the understanding of
the most residents remains as last time. Masonry can and will be accepted
but it will take time to enlighten the people.”                                   River Falls Past Master’s Club
   Our committee has had the opportunity and pleasure of working with             There are 35 living members of a rather exclusive club in River Falls that met on October 1, 2005. To be a member of
and meeting dedicated brothers throughout the U. S. and foreign coun-
                                                                                  the club you have to be a Past Master of River Falls Masonic Lodge 109 or a member of River Falls and a past master
tries who have enthusiastically supported our efforts. Many friendships           at another lodge. The event, chaired by Past Master and Past Grand Master of Masons in Wisconsin, Charles White, is
have been formed through the common goal of introducing Freemasonry               held every year at the Masonic Temple in River Falls. Members of the Masonic Past Masters club take time out for a
in the Far East.                                                                  photo. Left to right seated are: Dick Berggren, Dugan Larson, Frank Swanson, Roy Wolf, Rod Rommel, and Andy
   The Russian Relations Committee of the Alaska Grand Lodge appreci-             Gavin. Back row left to right is Mike Elliott, current Master, Doug Hoffman, Russ Berg, Steve Hove, Bob Derman,
ates the interest and support received from Masons by their Honorary              Chuck White, John Gaustad, Dave Akenson, Dave Vold, John Howard, Dr. Jim Macfarlane, Paul Leitch, Dale Viney,
Lifetime membership in one of the new lodges. It is this support that has         Ralph Thompson, Bob Fischer, and Fred Benson. Present but missing from the photo was Virgil Nylander.
made it possible to continue with the work of reviving Freemasonry in                                                                                      – Photo by Masonic News Hawk Milt Helmer
Eastern Russia, east of the Ural Mountains, after a period of 70 years of
   (For those interested in supporting this effort - Editor) Honorary Lifetime                                                                                                Past Master’s Night &
Membership in either Pacific Rim lodge No. 12, Vladivostok or Alpha &                                                                                                         Steak Fry at Rapids
Omega Lodge No. 23, Novosibirsk, is $200.00 Lifetime members receive                                                                                                          Wisconsin Rapids Lodge No. 128
a colorful certificate, lodge pin, and a lifetime membership card. A copy of                                                                                                  held its annual Past Masters Night on
a current dues card serves as a petition.                                                                                                                                     September 21, preceded by the
   New Lifetime members: Send name and title as desired to appear on                                                                                                          usual steak fry prepared by WM Curt
your Lifetime Membership Certificate. Mail to MW John Grainger, Chair-                                                                                                        Frost and his crew. There were 12
man, Russian Relations Committee, P Box 5326, Ketchikan, AK                                                                                                                   Past Masters present. Pictured in the
99901. Checks ($200) made out to G.L. of AK, R.R. Committee.                                                                                                                  front, left to right are: Past Masters
                                                                                                                                                                              Tom McLenahan, Ed Neve, Jim
           Pacific Rim Lodge No. 12 Celebrates                                                                                                                                Plahmer, Curt Frost, John Natwick
                     Sixth Anniversary                                                                                                                                        and PGM John Hein. In the second
                                                                                                                                                                              row are Russ Rottler, Ted Lyons, Earl
  The opening of Pacific Rim Lodge No. 12, Vladivostok, Under Dispen-
                                                                                                                                                                              Arndt, Norm Leiser and Herb
sation, on Saturday, September 11, 1999, in Palmer, Alaska, heralded the
                                                                                                                                                                              Sering. At the top is Gary McAllister.
revival of Freemasonry in Eastern Russia.
                                                                                                                                                                                         – Submitted by Masonic
  Working as a courtesy for the Grand Lodge of Russia, the Alaska Grand
                                                                                                                                                                                          News Hawk Russ Rottler
Lodge Russian Relations Committee formally constituted Pacific Rim
Lodge No. 12 in Vladivostok on October 14, 2000. Eight additional can-
didates from the Far East were initiated, passed and raised to the sublime         Time Management Part II:
degree of Master Mason. MW George Dergachev, Grand Master of the
Russian Grand Lodge and RW Vladimir Djanguirian, Grand Secretary,
attended the ceremonies. A large contingent of visiting Masons from the
                                                                                   What is ‘Value-Based’ Time Management
U. S. were also in attendance.
                                                                                   & how can it help you be more effective?
         Prospects for New Lodge in Khabarovsk                                        Editor’s note: the following paper was presented ear-           more deeply about time management. Perhaps we could
  August 9, 2005 - Vladislav Voitenko, WM of Pacific Rim Lodge, advised            lier this year in George Washington 1776 Lodge. This is            examine a few moral issues embedded in time manage-
the Russian Relations Committee that he has several candidates from                the second installment of a two-part series that explores          ment. At its root, time management involves doing what
Khabarovsk applying for membership in Pacific Rim Lodge. “One is a                 time management ideas that can be of use to all Masons             you think is most important.
manager and wants to organize a Masonic Lodge in Khabarovsk.”                      in their personal lives as well as in their lodges and occu-          When Americans are asked what they think is most
                                                                                   pations. The first installment presented last month ended          important in their lives, they list in descending order: 1)
      Initiation of Canadian in Pacific Rim Lodge                                  by emphasizing the importance of making a short and                family life; 2) spiritual life; 3) heath; 4) their financial situa-
  PRL No. 12, in Vladivostok will initiate Jerry Dumalski in September in          realistic To Do List.                                              tion; 5) their job; 6) their romantic life; 7) leisure time;
the first two degrees of Masonry. Afterwards he is scheduled to be raised                                                                             and 8) home. But people frequently spend more time on
to the Degree of Master Mason by an English-speaking lodge in Moscow.              By Bro. Richard Marcus, Worshipful Master                          lower ranking activities. I ask you to consider trying a
  Jerry Dumalski is a world famous guitarist. He is the first guitarist ever to    George Washington 1776 Lodge No. 337                               three-step plan to create your own value-based time
play at the Bolshoi. He electrified the faculty and students alike. Because                                                                           management plan.
of him they will introduce guitar studies to their distinguished institution.          Happily, some items on your To Do List involve so-                The first step is a big one. Your first task is to sit down to
  Jerry Dumalski will be accompanied by Bro. Harry Lyden on their visit            called “quick” projects. For these short projects, factor in       write out your personal mission statement. This is not
to Vladivostok and Moscow. Russian authorities at the Theremin Center              time for travel, eating, and breathing. We’re not                  easy, but it is self-revealing. You may have had to do this
for Electronic Music have invited Bro.. Harry Lyden to lecture in Moscow.          machines. We all need potty breaks.                                for your firm or division. It takes time. It will need frequent
The lecture describes the Schillinger System of Musical Composition.                  For longer term projects, break them into smaller tasks.        revisions and repeated updating.
Joseph Schillinger was a Russian mathematician, pianist and composer.              A huge boulder, smashed into chunks can be more easily                What is your mission in life? Is it to love and to be
He came to America in 1928. Among his students were Glen Miller,                   transported. In the children’s book, “The Big Jump,” the           loved? Is it to become a better man? Is it to achieve fame
George Gershwin and many other famous artists of the era.                          boy wins a dog by jumping over the castle, one step at a           and notoriety? What are your core values? They tend to
                                                                                   time.                                                              show up in your mission statement.
                                                                                      Organize your list into both a few quick items and a few           The second step is also difficult. You must translate your
       M.W. Vladimir Djanguirian Elected                                           longer-term projects. Some of my university colleagues             values of family, career, and happiness into actions. We
    Grand Master of the Russian Grand Lodge                                        say that they feel that they never have time for research (a       all know of people whose core value was money or fame.
                                                                                   long-term project) because they are always addressing              They sometimes left family behind to seek fame in Holly-
                    M.W. Vladimir Djanguirian, pictured at left, was elected       the countless quick items that appear each week. You               wood, politics, or work. But what steps should we take to
                 Grand Master of the Russian Grand Lodge on April 25,              must designate some time for the longer-term projects on           achieve our mission? This is hard to do, but a key step.
                 2004.                                                             your list.                                                            The third step is purposefully to schedule time for your
                    MW Vladimir visited the Alaska Grand Lodge 2003. He               Make your list a list of possibilities, not a list of impera-   values. If we listed our spiritual life in the number one or
                 is a longtime supporter of the goals of the Russian Relations     tive. This impacts your mood: if some of the items get             number two positions in our mission statement, we must
                 Committee. The Russian Grand Lodge reported, “Today,              done, great. If some don’t, well they can be done some             schedule time for church or prayer. If we listed health as
                 after more than 70 years of (a) sleepy period, Freemasonry        other time.                                                        important, we must schedule time for exercise and better
in Russia is in the process of revi-                                                  Be flexible. The list is not written on stone tablets.          eating behaviors.
talization. It is strengthening the                                                Sometimes unexpected opportunities lead us away from                  Whether we tackle time management using a variant of
position of society and establish-                                                 doing what we intended.                                            the simple seven step plan by making a list of possibilities,
ing a high moral value of Equality,                                                   Be free to add to the list, what not to do. If you spend        or whether we are motivated to try a more in-depth
Fraternity, Faith, Honor and Toler-                                                too much time with mail, email, and phone messages,                analysis of our personal mission statement and our use of
ance.”                                                                             permit your list to say to that you will avoid them that day.      time, we will use our time somehow.
  “There are English-speaking                                                      Most New Year’s Resolutions involve things not to do:                 It is my hope, as we part upon the square, that we will
lodges in Russia. particularly in                                                  your list can include what not to do that day.                     remember that our lifetime is short, that our time is pre-
Moscow. Visitors are welcome at their meetings.                                           A Value-Based Time Management Plan                          cious, and that we believe in the immortality of the soul.
  Visit their website at html               As our discussion continues, I would ask you to think           Doing good deeds with our time has everlasting value.

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                              YORK RITE NEWS                                                                                     Dow Rides to Bay City for Charity
                                                                                                                                   On July 25, 2005,
                                                                                                                                 Wilfred Dow started on
                            This page is sponsored by your Grand Chapter, Grand                                                  a 600 mile ride from
                           Council, Grand Commandery, and Ivanhoe Commandery                                                     Waterloo, Wisconsin to
                                                                                                                                 Bay City, Michigan for
                                                                                                                                 Michigan’s Grand Ses-
                                                                                                                                 sion. Because PGHP
                                                                                          Wielding                               Dow is on dialysis for
                                                                                                                                 kidney failure, dialysis
                                                                                         Our Swords                              centers had to be lined
                                                                                                                                 every 50 miles along
                                                                                     My daily relationship with God              the way. Dow could not
                                                                                  starts with this, from the Episcopal           ride on freeways and
                                                                                  Book of Common Prayer: “Eternal                the bridge at Mackinaw,
                                                                                  God, in whose perfect kingdom no               and he stayed off four lane roads that did not have a bike path. There
                                                                                  sword is drawn but the sword of                were only two days that he could not ride due to rain and/or medical
                                                                                  righteousness, no strength known but           problems, once between Escanaba St. lgnace just before crossing the
                                                                                  the strength of love; so mightily              Mackinaw Bridge, and again between Gaylord and West Branch, Michi-
                                                                                  spread abroad your Spirit, that all                                 gan. Dow figures that he rode just under 500 of
                                                                                  peoples may be gathered under the                                   the 600 miles between the two cities. Dow raised
                                                                                  Banner of the Prince of Peace, as                                   just under $2,000 for R.AR.A, the philanthropy for
                                                                                  children of one Father, to whom be                                  General Grand Chapter.
                                                                                  dominion and glory, now and for
                                                                                  ever. Amen.                                                          At left: Past Grand High Priest Wilfred Dow with
                                                                                     As Knights Templar, we vowed to                                   Stanley Luykx Most Excellent Grand High Priest
                                                                                  wield our swords for the Christian                                   of Michigan after Dow’s bike ride to Bay City,
Royal Arch Mason 50-Year Certificates                                             Religion if called to do so. But what is                             Michigan.
At a ceremony on April 21, 2004, several Companions received their 50-year        this ‘sword’ we wield? Is it that piece
certificates from Grand High Priest of Royal Arch Masons in Wisconsin             of metal we hold in our right hands,
Harold Fried. Pictured left to right are Companions Frederick Goering, David      or is it more? Is it us?
                                                                                     I am reminded of a story: A couple
                                                                                                                              Grand Encampment Announcement
Preston, James O. F. Kirsten, Harold Fried, Robert Wollenberg, William
Kraatz, Wallace Hahn, and Robert Horton, All are Chapter Past High Priests.       were celebrating their 50th Wedding           To the Voting Delegates of Grand         Chapter of the Sovereign Order of
                                                                                  Anniversary. At the party before fam-      Encampment, Sir Knights:                    Knights Preceptor, Eastern Star
                                                                                  ily and friends, the wife said to her         Since 1984, Sir Knight Charles R.        Chapter, Amaranth Court and Scot-
     Light At The End Of The Tunnel                                               husband, “I want a divorce!” “A
                                                                                  divorce” he said, “but why?” She
                                                                                                                             Neumann’s service in the Office of
                                                                                                                             the Grand Recorder of the Grand
                                                                                                                                                                         tish Rite Consistory. He is an officer
                                                                                                                                                                         in the progressive line in his Red
  Activity in Masonry in the South-      doing degree work every Wednes-          replied, “Fifty years and you never        Encampment has been exemplary.              Cross Conclave. HRAKTP Taberna-
east area of Wisconsin is increas-       day during the summer months. It         tell me you love me.” “That is not            In August 2003 the 62nd Triennial        cle, Chapel of the Commemorative
ing, and as a result of this activity    has been mentioned to me that at         true,” he pleaded. “At our wedding         Conclave in St. Louis, Sir Knight           Order of St. Thomas of Acon and in
we are seeing growth in the York         least six of these candidates are        ceremony I said I loved you. If I had      Neumann announced that he would             his Scottish Rite Lodge of Perfection.
Rite.                                    interested and considering further       changed my mind I would have told          be retiring from office at the conclu-      In addition, be is an officer (VIII0) of
  This is the result of youth move-      Light and in joining the York Rite.      you.”                                      sion of the August 2006 Grand               Texas College MSRICF and a mem-
ments in the Lodges; the more              At H. L. Palmer Lodge in Mil-             Did we, only ‘wield our swords’ at      Encampment Session in Houston.              ber of the Royal Order of Scotland.
senior members of constituent            waukee, Sir Knight and Brother           the ceremony, and do not exemplify            Sir Knight Neumann suffered a               Nationally, Sir Knight Tucker
Lodges accepting, endorsing and          Tim Kloss is Master of the Lodge         our faith day by day? Did we ‘wield’       stroke in September 2004 and is             served as Most Excellent Great Chief
participating in the various pro-        and he also is under forty. This last    it once and that is it? Do we as           now residing at the Illinois Knights        of the Grand Council of Knight
grams being presented. There are         year, he encouraged six of his line      Knights Ternplar follow the Prince of      Templar Home in Paxton.                     Masons of the United States of
at least three Lodges in the area        officers and friends to join the         Peace in all of our lives, in our rela-       In January 2006 Most Eminent             America in 2004-2005 and currently
that have a Master of the Lodge          York Rite. They have already com-        tions with our fellow Sir Knights, and     Grand Master Kenneth B. Fischer             serves as Chairman of the Council of
whose age is under forty.                pleted Chapter and Council, and          fellow men and women? Do we                appointed Sir Knight Lawrence E.            Associate Regents of the York Rite
  At Oconomowoc Lodge, where             in the near future will be receiving     exemplify the life we are admonished       Tucker as Office Administrator of the       Sovereign College of North America.
brother Bob Jewel is Master, the         the Orders of Knighthood.                to live? Think about it.                   Grand Encampment in the Grand               Honors he has received include: 33°
entire line is under the age of forty.     On August 20, 2005, Janesville            We are men who can lead by              Recorder’s Office in Chicago. Better        Inspector General Honorary of the
Oconomowoc Lodge, with the               Commandery conferred the                 example in our lives and do the work       known as Larry, Sir Knight Tucker           Scottish Rite; Order of the Purple
help of Sir Knight James Fleming,        Orders of Knighthood on six new          of the Prince of Peace here on earth.      accepted the appointment and has            Cross (OPC) from the York Rite Sov-
has been a direct source for new         candidates under the leadership of       As Knights Templar, be that example,       been at the Chicago office since Jan-       ereign College of North America;
members for Royal Arch in                Sir Knight Jimmy James. Why all          and lead.                                  uary 10, 2005.                              Honorary Member of the Supreme
Oconomowoc, and also for                 this activity? My answer is, lots of        Courteously Yours,                         Sir Knight Tucker was Knighted in        Council, DeMolay International; and
Waukesha Council and Comman-             hard work and being very ener-              James Lund                              1979 and served as Eminent Com-             Knight Commander of the Temple
dery. In the past three years, we        getic and excited about Masonry             Grand Junior Warden                     mander of his Commandery in                 (KCT) from the Grand Encamp-
have received 11 new members             in general and York Rite in partic-                                                 1988. Upon completion of his term           ment.
into the York Rite. Oconomowoc           ular.                                                                               of office, he served on the Grand              At our 152nd Grand Conclave in
Lodge has nineteen Candidates in           Courteously Yours,                                                                Commandery Committee on Tem-                San Antonio, Texas the Past Grand
waiting to receive their degrees. As       Lauren R. Handeland,                      2006 Wisconsin                          plar instruction until he was elected       Commanders of that state voted to
                                                                                                                             Eminent Grand Sentinel in 1996. Sir         support Sir Knight Lawrence E.
a result of that, they have been           Grand Captain General                      Commandery                             Knight Tucker is currently serving as       (Larry) Tucker for the Office of Right
                                                                                   Inspection Schedule                       Right Eminent Grand Commander               Eminent Grand Recorder of the
    Notice to All York Rite Masons                                                             January
                                                                                                                             of Texas.                                   Grand Encampment at the 63rd Tri-
                                                                                                                                A Senior DeMolay, Sir Knight             ennial Conclave in Houston in
   Grand Secretary/Recorder, Milton      Commandery at the 2006 Grand             7 -  Eau Claire Commandery                                                             August 2006. We ask you to join us
                                                                                                                             Larry has been very active in all
F Gregory, PGC, announced at the         Sessions in June.””
                                                                                     - Tancred Commandery                    areas of our fraternity. He has             in supporting Sir Larry.
2005 Grand Sessions that he will be        The following requirements must                                                                                                  Fraternally, James M. (Jimmy)
                                                                                  14 - Monroe Commandery                     presided over his Symbolic Lodge,
retiring as of the Grand Sessions in     be met:
                                                                                                                             Royal Arch Chapter, Cryptic Coun-           Willson, Jr., Past Grand Commander
2006.                                    1. Must be a member of all three            - Wisconsin Commandery
                                                                                  21 - Galilee Commandery                    cil, KYCH Priory, York Rite College,        (Texas).
   The Grand Trustees of the Grand           (3) York Rite Bodies                                                            AMD Council, KM Council, Texas
Chapter, Grand Council and Grand         2. Must have knowledge of the               - Palestine, Manitowoc,
Commandery have agreed that                  Masonic Codes for each of the             Sheboygan Commanderies
they will inquire within the York Rite
membership to seek out those that
                                             York Rite Bodies in order to
                                             answer questions.
                                                                                     - Macoy, Baraboo
                                                                                                                                     November Calendar of Events
may be interested in having their        3. Must have the ability to talk and     28 - H. L. Palmer Commandery               5  - Chippewa Falls York Rite Festival: all Chapter & Council Degrees. Noon
name submitted as a candidate for            work with all kinds of people           - Janesville Commandery                      Lunch for both dates
the office of Grand Secretary of the     4. Must have some general knowl-                                                    10 - Most Illustrious Grand Master Parker Dow Official visit to Platteville Council
Grand Chapter, the Grand                     edge of budgets and office pro-                   February                           No. 3.
Recorder of the Grand Council and            cedures.                                                                        11 - Veteran’s Day! Thank you for your sacrifice and our freedom.
                                                                                  4 - Racine, Burlington, Kenosha
the Grand Recorder of the Grand          5. Should be available at least four                                                12 - Eau Claire York Rite Festival. All Commandery Orders!
                                             days a week in the Grand Office                                                 12 - Full Form Red Cross and Malta Commandery Orders at
                                                                                  11 - Ivanhoe Commandery                         Waukesha Masonic Temple. Contact: Lauren Handeland
                                             in the Dousman Grand Masonic
                                                                                  18 - Oshkosh, Appleton                     24 - Happy Thanksgiving!
        To Thank You                         Center
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  Knights and their Ladies of Tem-       Sessions in June.                           - Superior, St.Croix, Spooner                      Send In Your Activities!
  plary and the Grand Commandery           Any Brother, Companion, Sir                 Commanderies
                                                                                                                                Companions and Sir Knights, send in your special dates, scheduled events,
  Officers for the sympathy cards we     Knight that may have an interest                                                     and general information for publication to:
  received on behalf of my Mother’s      and would like to obtain more infor-                   March                           Larry Catellier, 1465 Reddy Drive, Platteville, WI 53818
  passing.                               mation should contact James O. F.        3-4 - Grand Commandery Officers               Phone 608-348-7175 • e-mail:
    Your heartfelt thoughts and          Kirsten for a complete list of duties.         Winter Staff Meeting                    When submitting pictures please identify all individuals and include com-
  prayers were greatly appreciated       James can be reached at:                 11 - Waukesha Commandery                    plete information, also include a self addressed stamped envelope when
  and comforting.                          S.K. James O. F. Kirsten               18 - LaCrosse Commandery                    requesting the return of a photo! Data accompanying your submission should
      Lawrence & Pamela Catellier          PGC P Box 86
                                                  .O.                                   Marinette Commandery                  include the, “who/what/when/where and why” with detailed information!
                                           Lannon, WI 53046

 In Service to the Craft                                                         The    Gavel
                  By Grand Chaplain Ray D. Heilborn
          It’s Called Communication
   Many, many years ago, when I was still a small lad, the only telephone       Gavel, Gavel, Who’s Got Your
in the neighborhood was in the grocery store around the corner. We did-          District’s Traveling Gavel?
n’t telephone very much because there were not very many people who
could afford to have the telephones.                                                       District 1
   The only way we communicated was by letters                                       Keystone Lodge No. 263
and word of mouth. Stamps were three cents and                                             District 2
post cards were a penny. If you sent a postcard, you                               River Falls Lodge No. 169
expected everyone to read it, so you wrote accord-                                         District 3
ingly.                                                                             Island City Lodge No. 330
   We received our national news by way of the                                             District 4
radio and listening to Lowell Thomas. Entertain-                                    Shawano Lodge No. 170
ment was limited to listening to the radio in the                                          District 5
evening, making up games with the neighborhood                                    West Salem Lodge No. 125
                                                                                           District 6
                                                                                                                      Fall Harvest Days Booth
kids and periodically going to the nickel matinee at
                                                                                Wisconsin Rapids Lodge No. 128        Washburn Lodge No. 145, Bristol, had a booth at the Fall Harvest Days
the local movie.                                        Rev. Ray D. Heilborn
   What I am saying is that there was a reason for not    Grand Chaplain                   District 7                 September 16-18. Pictured left to right are Brethren Robert Lebve, Jack
                                                                                   Sheboygan Lodge No. 11             Lynn, Norm Krueger, James Toal and Clayton Krahn.
knowing about everything that was going on in the world, or for that mat-
ter, even in your neighborhood.                                                            District 8
   Today, at my house, we have two land phone lines, two cell phones,             Evening Star Lodge No. 64
three computers (with internet access ), several television sets, numerous                 District 9
radios, weekly and daily newspapers, periodicals and countless other                Columbus Lodge No. 75
communication processes available, with a steady stream of information                    District 10
                                                                                    Hartford Lodge No. 120
prepared and delivered to my house through the postal service. Yet, with
                                                                                          District 11
all of this, nobody seems to know what is going on!
                                                                                      Unity Lodge No. 367
   Have we become so used to easy and accessible communication that
                                                                                          District 12
we have begun to ignore it? Are we becoming very selective about which
                                                                                         (coming soon)
communications we respond to, or even open to read?
   Two or three decades back in time Marshall McLuhan gained fame with          Editor’s Note: Please check
his statement that, “The medium is the message.” Most people didn’t             with the Master of the lodge listed
understand what he meant and thus they just didn’t get it! Three years ago      before scheduling a trip to claim                                            Northwestern Lodge in Prescott
Mike DeWolf and Keith Chamberlain presented a program to a full-staff           your district’s Traveling Gavel. It                                          Serves Steak – The Masons of the
staff meeting of Grand Lodge officers in which they proposed (mostly            may already have been claimed         Honored for 50-Years                   Northwestern Lodge in Prescott
tongue in cheek) to shut down the programs of Masonry, count our losses         by another lodge! Don’t forget to     George Jevne recently received his     served steak on two weekends in
and call it a day. There was general negative reaction to what most of the      complete your Traveling Gavel         50-plus Year Certificate from WM       October this year. Pictured left to
brothers considered an idiotic suggestion. The problem is, most of us just      possession reports and send them      Gary Stang of George B. Wheeler        right is Lodge secretary with his
don’t get it!                                                                   on to the Grand Lodge Office for      Lodge No. 351 in Eau Claire.           granddaughter Stacey and wife Bev.
   We have been losing about 1,000 members each year. We have less              inclusion in your Wisconsin           George, after 50 years is still very   Stacey is a Specialist 2nd 101
than 17,000 active members in 191 active lodges. Simple mathematics             Masonic Journal. Thanks for your      active in the lodge. – Submitted by    Aviation detachment home on leave
would indicate that we have barely a decade of existence left unless some-      help! Where is your gavel?            Gary Stang, Worshipful Master          from Iraq. – Photo by Milt Helmer
thing radical and drastic happens to turn our losses around. Every organi-
zation, unless it is heavily endowed, must rely on the contributions of its
membership for its financial stability.
   Brothers, we are not dead yet! Nor are we close to dying, BUT, we need
to start communicating to the rest of society in a manner that will give us a
positive relationship with those who have raised flags of doubt and gloom
                                                                                                           The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite
about Freemasonry over the years.                                                                                 Invites you to join
   We are doing great work and we need to express our pride in what we
are doing and why we are doing it! We all remember John F. Kennedy’s
stirring inaugural address when he stated, “Let’s not ask what our country                              32O MASONRY IN WISCONSIN
can do for us, but what can we do for our country.”
   Isn’t it about time we started paraphrasing that sentence and saying,                    Expand your Masonic Experience & Friendships
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Freemasonry?’ In other words, “How can I, as an active Freemason, be
more involved in the great work that our fraternity is doing across the                                    All Master Masons are Eligible
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Lodge/Foundation Matching
Grant Scholarship Program
 SCHOLARS...from page 1                 school in Minnesota, Michi-
 winner distinguished them-             gan, Illinois, Florida, Canada
 selves in other ways, such as by       and even the Culinary Institute
 volunteering more than 1100            of New York. They will be pur-
                                                                                  Ashely Abing              Hannah Runde               Dan Hamilton             Holly Schuster            Jennifer Macke          Meghan McMahon
 hours at Lake Lundgren Bible           suing degrees in a variety of            Melody Lodge #2           Melody Lodge #2            Melody Lodge #2          Melody Lodge #2           Warren Lodge #4          Warren Lodge #4
 Camp or working part-time at           areas, including International             Belmont HS              Southwestern HS             Platteville HS           Cuba City HS               Lancaster HS             Lancaster HS
 jobs in their communities              Studies, Civil Engineering,
 alongside their studies.               Baking & Pastry Arts, Graphic
   One student even volun-              Design, Communication,
 teered to work in Japan as an          Medicine and Biology, Litera-
 English speaking camp coun-            ture and Education. Congratu-
 selor. Many others served as           lations to the Class of 2005.
 captains of their school’s athlet-       If your lodge would like to
 ic teams and were members of           become a part of the Wiscon-
 clubs and honors societies.            sin Masonic Foundation’s
   Although the majority of the         Matching Scholarship Pro-
 2005 scholarship recipients will       gram, please contact the                 Traci Timmerman            Michael Steiner            Kelsey Goke             Karissa Hohlstein          James Martin             Ginger Kinder
 be attending schools in Wis-           Development Office, anytime,             Warren Lodge #4           Warren Lodge #4            Warren Lodge #4          Warren Lodge #4          Prairie du Chien          Prairie du Chien
                                                                                     Potosi HS                Potosi HS                Cassville HS              Cassville HS               Lodge #8                 Lodge #8
 consin, some will be attending         at 1-800-242-2307. wmj                                                                                                                         Wauzeka-Steuben HS        Wauzeka-Steuben HS

    Brooke Rogers              Kyle Fahsel              Lindsey Wassell           Erica Gustafson          Jessica Waddell            Randy Wardelwho            Kaitlin Sikich           Katelyn Grunke              Kyle Buechel
Prairie du Chien Lodge     Jefferson Lodge #9        Sheboygan Lodge #11       Sheboygan Lodge #11         Southern Lakes          Southern Lakes Lodge 12       Washingotn                Fond du Lac                Fond du Lac
          #8                  Lake Mills HS           Sheboygan North HS        Sheboygan South HS           Lodge #12                 Elkhorn Area HS            Lodge #21                 Lodge #26                  Lodge #26
 Prairie du Chien HS                                                                                       Williams Bay HS                                        Preble HS              Horace Mann HS          St. Mary’s Springs HS

      Sarah Scott             David Rebedew              Thomas Just               Jen Mauerman              Angela Porto                 Jesse Hardel           Kylah Barbola            Adam Buchholtz              Ryan Wendt
Fond du Lac Lodge #26     Fond du Lac Lodge #26        Aurora Lodge #30          Albany Lodge #36        Waukesha Lodge #37            Berlin Lodge #38        Berlin Lodge #38          Berlin Lodge #38          Berlin Lodge #38
      Fondy HS                   Fondy HS                 Nicolet HS                 Albany HS           Catholic Memorial HS              Berlin HS               Berlin HS                 Berlin HS                 Berlin HS
   LeRoy Schaetzel        Wilbur Guell Scholarship                                                                                   Alfred Krause Masonic   Longcroft Masonic Trust   Longcroft Masonic Trust   Longcroft Masonic Trust
      Scholarship                                                                                                                         Scholarship             Scholarship               Scholarship               Scholarship

     Ellis Bosveld           Rebecca Chappa             Kristin Krombos           Vanessa James              Maria Hornby                  Matt Sdano           Rachel Radloff          Michelle Altenbreger         Shannon Lusic
  Berlin Lodge #38          Berlin Lodge #38           Berlin Lodge #38        Janesville-Western Star   Janesville-Western Star     St. John’s Lodge #57     Waterloo Lodge #63        Waterloo Lodge #63        Palmyra Lodge #68
      Berlin HS                 Berlin HS                  Berlin HS                Lodge #55                 Lodge #55                  Whitewater HS           Waterloo HS               Marshall HS             Palmyra-Eagle HS
Longcroft Masonic Trust   Longcroft Masonic Trust    Longcroft Masonic Trust    Janesville Parker HS       Janesville Craig HS                                                                                   Collins- Jenkins- Walter
     Scholarship               Scholarship                Scholarship                                                                                                                                                  Scholarship

  Amber Henthrone              Sara Tolley                 Kari Gorr               Jenna Quade               Dianna Frisbie            Shane Reitzner            Ryan Zander             Ashley Anderson             Sarah Jacob
  Quincy Lodge #71          Quincy Lodge #71             Dodge County              Dodge County              Dodge County            Kegonsa Lodge #73       Columbus Lodge #75        Columbus Lodge #75        Columbus Lodge #75
 Adams Friendship HS       Adams Friendship HS            Lodge #72                 Lodge #72                 Lodge #72                Stoughton HS             Columbus HS                Columbus HS               Fall River HS
                                                        Beaver Dam HS              Randolph HS               Dodgeland HS

    Alissa Fahlor           Ashley Sorenson            Katherine Hutjens           Autumn Mayer             Amanda Pavelski            Andrew Rowan             Nicole Anderson           Robert Daehling             Megan Garry
Reedsburg Lodge #79       Reedsburg Lodge #79         Des Peres Lodge #85      Evergreen Lodge #93       Evergreen Lodge #93        Evergreen Lodge #93      Lodi Valley Lodge #99     Lodi Valley Lodge #99     Lodi Valley Lodge #99
 Reedsburg Area HS         Reedsburg Area HS            East De Pere HS        Stevens Point Area HS     Stevens Point Area HS      Stevens Point Area HS           Lodi HS                   Lodi HS                   Lodi HS

   Brittany Koenig           Samantha Lubich             Leah Downing                Nicole Diol              Justin Roethe              Sarah Gengler             Tyler Adler            Heather Barnes            Marguerite Berg
Lodi Valley Lodge #99          Northwestern           Hartford Lodge #120       Hartford Lodge #120       Hartford Lodge #120        Hartford Lodge #120      Hartford Lodge #120       Hartford Lodge #120         Wisconsin Rapids
       Lodi HS                 Lodge #105              Hartford Union HS         Hartford Union HS         Hartford Union HS          Hartford Union HS            Slinger HS                Slinger HS              Lodge #128
                               Prescott HS                                        Reno Zancanella           Col. Gary L. Pike          Col. Gary L. Pike        Reno Zancanella          Reno Zancanella              Lincoln HS
                                                                                Memorial Scholarship     Hartford Masonic Lodge     Hartford Masonic Lodge    Memorial Scholarship      Memorial Scholarship
                                                                                                               Scholarship                Scholarship

    Wayne Plante                 Travis Hintz              Jessica Bohn           Nicole Humphrey             Caitlin Hamilton            Heather Nichols                 Eric Voight           Meghan Ottman               Kristin Johnston
   Wisconsin Rapids         Wisconsin Rapids Lodge       Wisconsin Rapids         Wisconsin Rapids            Wisconsin Rapids            Wisconsin Rapids             Wisconsin Rapids     Durand-Pepin Lodge #149        Menomoniee Lodge
    Lodge #128                      #128                   Lodge #128               Lodge #128                 Lodge #128                  Lodge #128                   Lodge #128               Plum City HS                     #164
   Assumption HS              John Edwards HS            John Edwards HS            Nekoosa HS                 Nekoosa HS                   Pittsville HS                Pittsville HS                                       Glenwood HS

    Katelyn Nicolai             Josh Mousel             Matthew DeMoe           Kimberly Nusberger         Margaret Callan Mooney         Maggie Neumann                 Jason Keuhl             Brittany Sullivan           Patrick Winter
     Menomoniee                 Menomoniee           Menomoniee Lodge #164    Menomoniee Lodge #164          Cassia Lodge #167           Cassia Lodge #167            Cassia Lodge #167        Shawano Lodge #170         Shawano Lodge #170
     Lodge #164                 Lodge #164                Colfax HS               Boyceville HS          Elkhart Lake Glenbeulah HS      Sheboygan Falls HS           Sheboygan Falls HS            Boduel HS                 Shawano HS
   Menomoniee HS                 Colfax HS                                                                                                  St. John #24                 St. John #24           Harold & Edna Bast          Galen D. Winter
                                                                                                                                             Scholarship                  Scholarship          Memorial Scholarship            Scholarship

       Holly Bartz            Ashley Jagodzinski         Richard Jensen            Michael Ramlet            Joshua Fortenbery              Megan Gilfillan             Katie George                Joe Holman               Lauren Rauscher
 Shawano Lodge #170         Shawano Lodge #170           Chippewa Falls            Middleton-Ionic            Middleton-Ionic            Lincoln Lodge #183        Winneconne Lodge #186         Pine Lodge #188             Pine Lodge #188
      Bonduel HS                Witt-Birn HS              Lodge #176                Lodge #180                  Lodge #180               Menomonee Falls HS            Winneconne HS                 Lena HS                    Oconto HS
Dale Druckrey Scholarship       Jack C. Allord          Chippewa Falls HS        Middleton Senior HS        Middleton Senior HS

   Matthew Connell             Kaitlyn Lisabeth             Alyssa Gust             Patrick Kusilek             Chelsea Immel             Hannah Papendorf             Kara Longenecker             Joshua Melby             Tracy Borkovetz
   Pine Lodge #188                Hillesland           La Crosse Lodge #190      Collins-Spring Valley     Clintonville Lodge #197     Clintonville Lodge #197        Linden Lodge #206         Linden Lodge #206            Henry S. Baird
      Oconto HS             La Crosse Lodge #190             Logan HS                Lodge #192                 Clintonville HS               Marion HS                  Iowa Grant HS             Iowa Grant HS              Lodge #211
                                  Logan HS                                      Baldwin-Woodville HS                                                                                                                         Sevastopol HS

   John McMahon                 David Skogen              Rebecca Rice            Jennifer Jeffords             Chad Behnke                 Katie Zoppetti              Julie Seubert               Darrin Evans           Mallory Jo Podhora
   Henry S. Baird             Bayfield-Washburn         Bayfield-Washburn        Bayfield-Washburn           Tri-County Daylght            Hiram D. Fisher          Marshfield Lodge #224       Phillips Lodge #225        Phillips Lodge #225
    Lodge #211                  Lodge #215                Lodge #215                Lodge #215                   Lodge #218                 Lodge #222                  Marshfield HS                 Phillips HS                Phillips HS
    Gibraltor HS                Washburn HS              South Shore HS             Bayfield HS                   Crivitz HS                Florence HS

   Jared Murphy                Bridget Onan               Tonya Lippert            Anne Janisch               James Patterson              Timothy Stevens               Phillip Koehler         Kenissa Nelson              Dayna Daniels
Hancock Lodge #229          Hancock Lodge #229         Hancock Lodge #229       Hancock Lodge #229           Hurley Lodge #237            Wilmot Lodge #241           Wilmot Lodge #241       Landmark Lodge #244         Landmark Lodge #244
   Ellsworth HS                Ellsworth HS               Ellsworth HS             Ellsworth HS              Lakeland Union HS             Wilmot Union HS             Wilmot Union HS            Grantburg HS                 Siren HS
                                                                                                                                      Wilson Runyard Scholarship

    Jacob Friberg                Anita Harr                 Paul Fruit              John Johnson              Houston Havenor              Megan Wise                  Danielle Martin           Annette Girolamo              Stephanie Birdd
Landmark Lodge #244         Landmark Lodge #244         Social Lodge #245      Eagle River Lodge #248       Mondovi Lodge #252          Mondovi Lodge #252           Mondovi Lodge #252        Mondovi Lodge #252          Hillsboro Lodge #255
     Frederic HS                  Luck HS                 Cambridge HS                Phelps HS            Eleva- Strum Central HS         Mondovi HS                   Mondovi HS            Eleva- Strum Central HS           Hillsboro HS

      Isaac Rowe             Lauren Schroeder           Hannah MacKechnie         Bryant Bowman               Linda Dearhamer              Tiffany Conner               Rachel Oliver            Mark Omerick               Sarah Schwenn
Hillsboro Lodge #255        Hillsboro Lodge #255        Milwaukee-Harmony       Milwaukee-Harmony           Keystone Lodge #263         Keystone Lodge #263         LaFayette Lodge #265      LaFayette Lodge #265      Union Grove Lodge #288
Wonewoc-Center HS                  Royal HS                 Lodge #261              Lodge #261                    Winter HS                 Hayward HS               Wauwatosa East HS         Wauwatosa West HS            Union Grove HS
                                                             Nicolet HS              Nicolet HS                                                                                                                          Collins-Jenkins-Walter

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                                                                                                                                                       Scholarship Recipients, cont’d
                                                                                                                                                                    (Pictures not available)
                                                                                                                                                         Brittany Juhlmann             Charles Breintenfeldt
                                                                                                                                                        Waukesha Lodge #37            Shawano Lodge #170
                                                                                                                                                         Waukesha West HS                   Tigerton HS
                                                                                                                                                                                     Carl & Gertrude Routzahn
                                                                                                                                                            Anna Halat                 Memorial Scholarship
   Stephanie Johnson      Christopher Van Derven       Ashley Drake          Katherine Sheahan         Kristin Oimoen           Mindie Jo Kemper
Union Grove Lodge #288       Henry L. Palmer          Henry L. Palmer       McKinley Lodge #307     McKinley Lodge #307            New Glarus
                                                                                                                                                        Waukesha Lodge #37
    Union Grove HS              Lodge #301             Lodge #301            Brookfield East HS     Brookfield Central HS         Lodge #310            Waukesha South HS                Melissa Johnston
       Scholarship         Wauwatosa East HS         Wauwatosa West HS                                                           New Glarus HS                                        Landmark Lodge #244
                                                                                                                                                           Jessica Lytle                   Webster HS
                                                                                                                                                        Waukesha Lodge #37
                                                                                                                                                        Waukesha North HS                 Calie Shemwell
                                                                                                                                                                                       Keystone Lodge #263
                                                                                                                                                           Samantha Olson                 Drummond HS
                                                                                                                                                        St. John's Lodge #57
                                                                                                                                                            Whitewater HS                Emily Majusiak
                                                                                                                                                                                     Myron Reed Lodge #297
                                                                                                                                                            John Kolstad                 Brown Deer HS
                                                                                                                                                     Wisconsin Rapids Lodge #128
   Kim Donahue              Tiffany Schwoerer         Alisha Heinzman        Rachel Hellenbrand        Lindsay Larson           Sabrina Goodrich
    New Glarus                  New Glarus               New Glarus             New Glarus               New Glarus           Dousman Lodge #315
                                                                                                                                                             Lincoln HS                  Jacob Gafner
    Lodge #310                 Lodge #310               Lodge #310              Lodge #310              Lodge #310              Kettle Moraine HS                                    New Glarus Lodge #310
   New Glarus HS             New Glarus HS              Belleville HS           Belleville HS           Belleville HS                                    Amanda Richardson               Monticello HS
                                                                                                                                                     Wisconsin Rapids Lodge #128
                                                                                                                                                           Assumption HS                 Ashley Graber
                                                                                                                                                                                     New Glarus Lodge #310
                                                                                                                                                           Shane Xiong                   Monticello HS
                                                                                                                                                      Menomoniee Lodge #164
                                                                                                                                                         Menomoniee HS                 Christine Tomczyk
                                                                                                                                                                                     New Glarus Lodge #310
                                                                                                                                                           Brock Schreiber               Monticello HS
                                                                                                                                                        Shawano Lodge #170
   Andrew Millikin          Britteny Lucas            Amy Petranovich        Jessica Stankowski       Madeline Smith            Sarah Beasland              Gresham HS                    Jay O’Konski
Dousman Lodge #315         Owen Lodge #317           Owen Lodge #317        Mosinee Lodge #318      Mosinee Lodge #318        Mosinee Lodge #318        James A. Zimmerman              Owen Lodge #317
  Kettle Moraine HS         Greenwood HS                Thorp HS                Mosinee HS              Mosinee HS                Mosinee HS                 Scholarship                 Owen-Withee HS

                                                                                                                                                            Melissa Ehlert                Curt Lindner
                                                                                                                                                       Shawano Lodge #170               Owen Lodge #317
                                                                                                                                                             Tigerton HS                   Loyal HS
                                                                                                                                                      Carl & Gertrude Routzahn
                                                                                                                                                        Memorial Scholarship            Ashley Schlosser
                                                                                                                                                                                       Mosinee Lodge #318
                                                                                                                                                           Rebecca Schmid                  Mosinee HS
                                                                                                                                                       Shawano Lodge #170
                                                                                                                                                             Tigerton HS
   Jessica La Vigne          Kristin Swedlund          Joseph Wettstein         Daniel Behle            Sarah Guldan           Steven Idzlkowski      Alfred Krause Scholarship
Barneveld Lodge #319      Barneveld Lodge #319         Commonwealth         Appleton Lodge #349     Elmbrook Lodge #354       Day-Lite Lodge #358
    Pecatonica HS             Barneveld HS               Lodge #325            Kaukauna HS            Brookfield East HS        Nathan Hale HS
                                                        LaFollette HS                                Robert E. Mueller, Sr.
                                                                                                       Scholarship HS

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    Wisconsin DeMolay Holds Annual
  Honors Day at Kenosha Masonic Center
 By Robert E. Lijewski                          the designee must have been con-          the Order of DeMolay or who has
 Executive Officer                              spicuous in all phases of DeMolay         evidenced a spirit of cooperation
 Wisconsin DeMolay                              activity. The Degree of Chevalier         and appreciation for the Order.
                                                cannot be applied for. Nomina-            Brother Van Hollen will be pre-
  KENOSHA – Wisconsin DeMo-                     tion is made without the knowl-           sented with this honor at another
lay held its annual Honors Day on               edge of the DeMolay member                time.
Saturday, October 1, 2005, at the               being so honored.                           A. J. Storrs of West Bend Chap-
Kenosha Masonic Center. During                    This year it was presented to           ter was also installed as State
the afternoon the Wisconsin                     three DeMolays and one Senior             Senior Deacon. This state office
Court of Chevaliers and the Wis-                DeMolay. This year’s recipients           was created at this year’s Con-
consin DeMolay Legion of Honor                  were Clint Buck, Ryan Hill, Ryan          clave. The duties of this office are
held their annual meetings and                  Karlin(92) and Bryce Ulmer. Ryan          to coordinate with Chapter Master
election of officers.                           Hill and Bryce are members of             Councilors in the planning of
  The Court of Chevaliers elected               Kenosha Chapter. Clint is a mem-          installations and to work with the
Chris Howard as its Commander                   ber of Sir Galahad Chapter and            Deputy State Master Councilor in
and the Legion of Honor elected                 Ryan Karlin is a Senior DeMolay           planning two activities focused on          Rainbow For Girls Traveling Gavel Presented
Craig Weppecht as its President                 from Sir Galahad.                         membership retention.                       Karen Albright, Madison Assembly No. 5, receives the Rainbow Traveling
for the next year.                                 Due to a scheduling conflict,            The evening concluded with the            Gavel at the 2005 Wisconsin Grand Assembly sessions from Grand Worthy
  The Degree of Chevalier, which                J.B. Van Hollen, Senior Grand             Wisconsin DeMolay Foundation                Advisor Katie Shore. Madison Assembly No. 5 Rainbow for Girls is inviting all
is awarded by DeMolay Interna-                  Warden of the Grand Lodge of              presenting scholarships to nine             interested girls in the greater Madison area to come learn about Rainbow.
tional’s Supreme Council to rec-                Wisconsin was not able to receive         deserving young men and                     Any girl, age 11-20, is eligible to join. Meetings are held at the Middleton
ognize DeMolay members who                      the Honorary Legion of Honor.             women. In addition to meeting               Masonic Center at 2 pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month,
have proven themselves outstand-                  This award is conferred upon a          academic requirements, these                September through June. All meetings will be “open” through the year 2005
ing by giving time and energy to                Master Mason over the age of 30           scholarships are based on the               for recruitment purposes. All parents are welcome as well and are encouraged
strengthen the Order.                           who has performed unusual and             support these young people have             to attend. For more information, contact Mother Advisor Karen Albright (608)
  To be considered for this honor               meritorious service on behalf of          devoted to DeMolay.                         831-4878 or Advisory Board Chairman Gail Piper (608) 242-9282.

                                                                      Stated Communications
                                                                                                       for the Traveling Mason in Wisconsin
                                                                                                                           A paid service by Masonic Lodges in Wisconsin

              Adams                                  Cambridge                                 Evansville                                  Kenosha                                   Merrillan                             New Diggings
      Adams Lodge No. 332                         Social Lodge No. 245                      Union Lodge No. 32                         Unity Lodge No. 367                     Marrillan Lodge No. 279                   Benton Lodge No. 268
 160 S. Grant • 608-254-6575 (Sec)        105 S. Spring St. • 608-423-3823 (Sec.)    104 W. Main St. • 608-882-6087 (Sec)       4320 Washington Rd. • 262-657-5575       103 S. Main Street • 715-333-2083 (Sec)    Cty. Hwy W • 608-965-3575 (Sec)
Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.       Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.          Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7 p.m.             Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m.           Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7 p.m.         Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 8 p.m.
         Dark July & August                 Dark July, August & 1st Sept. Mtg.               Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                  Dark January, February & March               Dark January & February

               Albany                             Camp Douglas                                  Florence                                  Kewaunee                                   Middleton                              New Glarus
         Albany Lodge No. 36                 Camp Douglas Lodge No. 272              Hiram D. Fisher Lodge No. 222                Kewaunee-Key Lodge No. 174               Middleton-Ionic Lodge No. 180              New Glarus Lodge No. 310
    205 N. Water St. • 608-862-3327         208 State Rd. • 608-427-6542 (Sec)      433 Central Ave. • 715-251-4439 (Sec)         1111 Juneau St. • 920-388-3303           7409 Franklin Ave. • 608-831-4418       207 6th Avenue • 608-527-2583 (Sec)
(Sec) • Meet 1st & 3rd Wed., 7:30 p.m.      Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.        Meet 2nd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.             Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.        Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.       Meet 1st & 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
           Dark July & August                       Dark July & August               Dark December, January & February                  Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                    Dark June, July & August

            Appleton                                     Cecil                               Fond du Lac                                  La Crosse                                    Milton                            New Richmond
       Waverly Lodge No. 51                 Mason-Woods Lodge No. 368                   Fond du Lac Lodge No. 26                      Frontier Lodge No. 45                     Milton Lodge No. 161                 New Richmond Lodge No. 195
315 S. Bluemound Dr.• 920-738-9220         N6446 Emery Ansorge Rd • 715-745-           500 W. Arndt St. • 920-922-5800             118 S. 8th St. • 608-782-1616           508 Vernal Avenue • 608-754-2464           119 E. 2nd St. • 715-246-2144
 Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.        4840 • Meet 1st & 3rd Tues., 10 a.m.        Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m.          Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.           Meets 4th Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.           Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
         Dark July & August                     Dark January & February                     Dark July and August                        Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                     Dark June, July & August

             Ashland                                   Chetek                                    Frederic                                 La Crosse                                 Milwaukee                             Oconomowoc
   Ancient Landmark No. 210                    Chetek Lodge No. 277                      Landmark Lodge No. 244                 La Crosse Masonic Lodge No. 190               Damascus Lodge No. 290               Oconomowoc-Hartland Lodge 42
 206 Sixth Ave. West • 715-682-3270       216 Morrison St. • 715-296-5537 (Sec)        109 United Way • 715-327-8963             118 8th Street So. • 608-782-1616        1235 E. Howard Ave. • 414-421-9624        307 N. Lake Road • 262-567-9898
   Meet 1st & 3rd Wed., 7:30 p.m.           Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m.             Meets 2nd Tuesdays, 7 p.m.              Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m.        (Sec) • Dinner 6 p.m., Lodge 7 p.m. •    Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
         Dark July & August                    Dark June, July & August                         Meets All Year                             Meets All Year                 2nd & 4th Tues. • Dark July & August              Dark July & August

             Baraboo                             Chippewa Falls                                Friendship                               Lake Geneva                                 Milwaukee                                  Oconto
       Baraboo Lodge No. 34                 Chippewa Falls Lodge No. 176                   Quincy Lodge No. 71                         Geneva Lodge No. 44                   Freemasons Lodge No. 363                     Pine Lodge No. 188
   108 Second Ave. • 608-356-6739          650 Bridgewater Ave. • 715-723-6341        210 Main St. • 608-564-7144 (Sec)         335 S. Lakeshore Dr. • 262-248-9900       790 N. Van Buren St. • 414-425-5166       513 Superior Ave. • 920-378-5427
    Meet 1st & 3rd Wed., 7:30 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.         Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.        Meet 2nd & 4tn Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.          Meets 1st Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.           Meet 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
         Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                    Dark June, July & August

              Barnes                                 Clear Lake                                Galesville                                    Linden                                 Milwaukee                                 Onalaska
      Barnes Lodge No. 365                    Clear Lake Lodge No. 230                    Decora Lodge No. 177                       Linden Lodge No. 206                   James M. Hays Lodge No. 331                Onalaska Lodge No. 214
 Cty. Hwy. N • 715-372-4957 (Sec)            411 Third Ave. • 715-263-3033          16794 S. Main St. • 608-582-4130 (Sec)       618 Main St. • 608-623-2498 (Sec)          790 N. Van Buren• 414-354-5767         330 Main Street • 608-783-5606 (Sec)
Meet 2nd Tues. - 4th Tues. in June only     Meet 2nd & 4th Monday, 7:30 p.m.          Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays, 8 p.m.             Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 8 p.m.               Meet 1st Mondays, 6 p.m.           Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
   7 p.m. Dark Jan., Feb. & March                  Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                   Dark January & February

           Barneveld                                  Crandon                                   Glendale                                      Lodi                                  Milwaukee                                  Oregon
     Barneveld Lodge No. 319                    Crandon Lodge No. 287                  James M. Hays Lodge No. 331                 Lodi Valley Lodge No 99                    Lafayette Lodge No. 265                   Oregon Lodge No. 151
 108 S. Jones St. • 608-967-2114 (Sec)    211 S. Lake Ave. • 715-478-2797 (Sec)     7800 N. Green Bay Rd. • 414-354-5767         114 First St. • 608-592-4392 (Sec)        4315 N. 92nd St. • 414-4357-5449           210 Park St. • 608-835-9236
     Meet 1st Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.            Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m.             Meets 1st Mondays, 6 p.m.               Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.         Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.      Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
          Dark July & August                     Dark June, July & August                    Dark July & August                          Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                      Dark July & August

             Bayfield                                   Crivitz                                  Grafton                                   Madison                                  Milwaukee                                 Oshkosh
Bayfield-Washburn Lodge No. 215            Tri-County Daylite Lodge No. 218                Victory Lodge No. 320                  Commonwealth Lodge No. 325                   Excelsior Lodge No. 175                   Oshkosh Lodge No. 27
29 N. 2nd Street • 715-779-3174 (Sec)         918 Louisa St. • 715-854-3088         1645 Highland Dr., #2 • 262-376-9619         301 Wisconsin Ave. • 608-256-0793       1235 E. Howard Avenue • 414-744-4609      204 Washington Ave. • 920-231-3410
Meets Monthly, 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.         Meet 2nd Wednesdays 10 a.m.             Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.         Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.        Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7 p.m.          Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
           Meets All Year                        Dark January & February                      Dark June -August                       Dark June, July & August                    Dark July and August                     Dark July & August

         Beaver Dam                                  Darlington                                Green Bay                                   Madison                                  Milwaukee                                   Owen
   Dodge County Lodge No. 72                  Evening Star Lodge No. 64                   Des Peres Lodge No. 85                      Doric Lodge No. 356                        Lake Lodge No. 189                      Owen Lodge No. 317
Best Western Campus Inn Motor Lodge         433 Wells St. • 608-776-4213 (Sec)         525 N. Taylor • 920-499-7265                   6002 Cottage Grove Rd.              1235 E. Howard Ave. • 414-744-4609       707 W. Third St. •715-229-2832 (Sec.)
   815 Park Ave. • 920-887-2530               Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 8 p.m.        Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.        608-222-6166 • Meet 1st & 3rd Tues.,             Meet Thursdays, 7 p.m.             Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
Meet 3rd Monday, 7 p.m. - Meet All Year            Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                    7:30 p.m. • Dark July & August                  Dark July & August                      Dark July & August

              Beloit                                   Delavan                                 Green Bay                                   Madison                                  Milwaukee                                  Palmyra
   Morning Star Lodge No. 10                Southern Lakes Lodge No. 12                N.E.W. Daylite Lodge No. 360            Four Lakes Daylite Lodge No. 362              Nathan Hale Lodge No. 350                  Palmyra Lodge No. 68
 229 W. Grand Ave. • 608-362-6073         1007 S. Second St. • 262-728-4237 (Sec)      535 N. Taylor St. • 920-499-7265         301 Wisconsin Ave. • 608-256-2351           790 N. Van Buren • 262-363-5469           125 N. 3 St. • 262-495-4887
Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Monday, 7 p.m.              Meet 2nd Thursday, 10 a.m.            Meet 1st Mondays, 10 a.m. (except Sept.          Meet 1st Thursday, 7 p.m.            Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m.
   1st Wed. only in July & August                   Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                 2nd Monday) Dark July & August                    Dark July & August                      Dark July & August

              Berlin                                 Dodgeville                                Green Bay                                   Madison                               Mineral Point                                Park Falls
        Berlin Lodge No. 38                    Dodgeville Lodge No. 119               Theodore Roosevelt Lodge 322                     Hiram Lodge No. 50                     Mineral Point Lodge No. 1                Park Falls Lodge No. 300
124 E. Huron St. • 920-361-0810 (Sec)     200-206 W. Chapel St. • 608-935-3548        525 N. Taylor St. • 920-490-9777           310 Wisconsin Ave. • 608-256-0793          310 High St. • 608-987-3396 (Sec)        521 N. 2nd Ave. • 715-762-4043
 Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m.        Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m          Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.       Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
           Meets All Year                          Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                 Dark 1st Mondays, July - Labor Day                 Dark July & August                  Dark June, July & August

      Black River Falls                               Dousman                                  Green Bay                                   Madison                                   Minocqua                                Pewaukee
    Black River Lodge No. 74                   Dousman Lodge No. 315                     Washington Lodge No. 21                      Madison Lodge No. 5                      Island City Lodge No. 330              Pewaukee Lodge No. 246
    314 Main St. • 715-284-2234             214 Main St. • 262-593-2647 (Sec)          525 N. Taylor St.• 920-494-5205           301 Wisconsin Ave. • 608-256-0793         7529 Hwy 51 South • 715-356-5678           126 Main St. • 262-691-9917
 Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.        Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.       (Sec.) • Meet 1st Wednesday, 10 a.m.     Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
          Dark June & July                         Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                   Meet 1st Thursday July & August                      Meets all year                   Dark June, July & August

            Bloomer                                   Dousman                                   Hartford                                 Manitowoc                                    Mondovi                                  Phillips
     Bloomer Lodge No. 281                 Glen L Humphrey Lodge No. 364                  Hartford Lodge No. 120                    Manitowoc Lodge No. 65                    Mondovi Lodge No. 252                    Phillips Lodge No. 225
   2122 16th Ave. • 715-568-5152              375 Hwy. 67 • 262-965-9390            147 N. Rural St. • 262-673-2074 (Sec)         810 Chicago St. • 920-684-4334          245 S. Franklin. • 715-926-3448 (Sec)     137 N. Lake Ave. • 715-339-3785
  Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m.           Meet 2nd Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.                  Meet 2nd Monday, 7 p.m.               Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.       Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.        Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
      Dark January & February                         Dark June                              Dark July & August                          Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                   Dark June, July & August

              Bristol                               Eagle River                                 Hayward                                    Marinette                                  Monroe                                 Platteville
    Washburn Lodge No. 145                     Eagle River Lodge No. 248                 Keystone Lodge No. 263                     Marinette Lodge No. 182                       Smith Lodge No. 31                      Melody Lodge No. 2
  8157 - 199th Ave. •262-857-7501             610 E. Division • 715-479-8646          511 N. Iowa Ave. • 715-634-4715              1610 Main St. • 715-735-3515          1613-1/2 Tenth St. • 608-934-5258 (Sec)   783 Enterprise Drive • 608-349-6021
   Meet 2nd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.                Meet 2nd Tuesdays, 7 p.m.            Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.            Meet 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.           Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.       Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
         Dark July & August                           Meets All Year                         Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                     Dark June, July & August                     Dark July & August

           Brodhead                                  Eau Claire                                  Hudson                                   Marshfield                                  Mosinee                                 Plymouth
      Bicknell Lodge No. 94                    Eau Claire Lodge No. 112                   St. Croix Lodge No. 56                   Marshfield Lodge No. 224                    Mosinee Lodge No. 318                    Cassia Lodge No. 167
 302 1st Center Ave. • 608-897-8069          616 Graham Ave. • 715-832-7759           209 Locust Street • 715-377-0817            402 W. 4th St. • 715-384-8646            607 13th St. • 715-693-3150 (Sec.)        441 Smith St. • 920-892-6336
    Meets 2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m.             Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.        Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.         Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m.        Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
         Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                     Dark June, July & August                      Dark July & August                      Dark July & August

           Brookfield                                Eau Claire                                Janesville                                   Medford                                Mukwonago                                   Portage
    Elmbrook Lodge No. 354                George B. Wheeler Lodge No. 351             Janesville-Western Star No. 55                  Medford Lodge No. 217                Laflin-St. James Lodge No. 247            Fort Winnebago Lodge No. 33
 4550 N. Pilgrim Rd. • 262-549-0923        616 Graham Ave. • 715-832-7759           2322 E. Milwaukee St. • 608-752-3098       150 S. Seventh St. • 715-748-6851 (Sec)      206 S. Main St. • 262-363-8926         111 W. Conant Street • 608-742-6468
     Meets 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m.            Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.       Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.           Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.       Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.        Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
      Dark June, July & August                     Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                        Dark January & February                     Dark July & August              Meet 2nd Tues. July/Aug. Dark Jan/Feb

           Brookfield                                Eau Claire                                 Jefferson                                Menomonie                                    Neenah                            Port Washington
    McKinley Lodge No. 307                     Sanctuary Lodge No. 347                 Jefferson County Lodge No. 9               Menomonie Lodge No. 164                      Appleton Lodge No. 349                   Ozaukee Lodge No. 17
 4550 N. Pilgrim Rd. • 262-781-9907          616 Graham Ave. • 715-832-7759           617 Masonic Blvd. • 920-674-6715          N5729 - 410th St. • 715-235-2667          241 E. Wisconsin Ave. • 920-995-2749     504 W. Grand Ave. • 262-284-9978
 Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m.        Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.        Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.        Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 p.m.        Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
         Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                       Dark June, July & August                  Dark July & August

           Brookfield                                 Edgerton                                  Kenosha                                      Mercer                            Neenah/Menasha                                   Potosi
       Myron Reed No. 297                        Fulton Lodge No. 69                       Kenosha Lodge No. 47                      Hurley Lodge No. 237                      Twin Cities Lodge No. 61                   Warren Lodge No. 4
 4550 N Pilgrim Rd. • 262-780-0176        312 W. Fulton St. • 608-884-6679 (Sec)        807 - 61st St. • 262-657-7631          5179 N. Hwy. 51 • 715-476-2332 (Sec)       241 E. Wisconsin Ave. • 920-722-3611     112 S. Main St. • 608-763-2719 (Sec)
 Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.          Meets 1st Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.           Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 p.m.         Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.          Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7 p.m.           Meets 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
        Dark July and August                       Dark July & August                           Meets All Year                    Dark January, February & March                   Dark July & August                         Meets All Year

           Burlington                                 Ellsworth                                 Kenosha                                      Merrill                                  Neosho
     Burlington Lodge No. 28                    Hancock Lodge No. 229                     Sunrise Lodge No. 359                   Virginia Falls Lodge No. 226            Neosho-Mayville-Horicon No. 108
   325 N. Kane St. • 262-763-6290         400 High Point Dr. • 715-273-5230 Meet        807 61st St. • 262-694-7817            916-1/2 E. Main Street • 715-536-2591       315 E. Schuyler St. • 262-569-5670
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lodge Listings are
  Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.         2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.           Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 9:30 a.m.          Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m.           Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.        continued on page 12
          Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                       Dark July & August                      Dark June, July & August                      Dark July & August

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                Poynette                                 Star Prairie                                  Wautoma
        Poynette Lodge No. 173                     North Star Lodge No. 187                      Wautoma Lodge No. 148
    139 Main Street • 608-635-4503 (Sec)             Bridge St. • 715-248-3279              203 S. Scott St. • 920-293-4305 (Sec.)
    Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.         Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.          Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7 p.m.
          Dark January & February                         Dark July August                 Dark Jan. & Feb. - 4th Mon. Nov. & Dec.

          Prairie du Chien                              Stevens Point                                 Wauwatosa
       Prairie du Chien Lodge No. 8                  Evergreen Lodge No. 93                   Henry L Palmer Lodge No. 301
       105-1/2 E. Blackhawk Avenue .            1578 Strongs Avenue • 715-344-2447            4315 N. 92nd St. • 414-463-8390
  608-326-4640 (Sec) • Meet 1st & 3rd Wed.,       Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7 p.m.                 Meet Fridays, 7:30 p.m.
         7:30 p.m. Dark July & Aug.                      Dark July & August                         Dark July & August

            Prairie du Sac                                Stoughton                                   Wauwatosa
       Sauk Prairie Lodge No. 113                    Kegonsa Lodge No. 73                        Lafayette Lodge No. 265
     580 Water St.• 608-544-2491 (WM)             125 S. 5th St. • 608-873-9204               4315 N. 92nd St. • 414-463-8390
     Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.           Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.         Meet 1st, 2nd & 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m.
     Dark July, August & 1st Mon. in Sept.               Dark July & August                            Dark July, August

                Prescott                               Sturgeon Bay                                   Wauwatosa
      Northwestern Lodge No. 105                 Henry S. Baird Lodge No. 211                    Wisconsin Lodge No. 13
    132 N. Court St. • 715-262-5478 (Sec)         31 S. 3rd Ave. • 920-743-2596               4315 N. 92nd St. • 414-463-8390
       Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7 p.m.           Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
             Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                           Dark July & August

                 Racine                                   Sun Prairie                                  West Allis
      Racine-Belle City Lodge No. 18                Sun Prairie Lodge No. 143                   Day-Lite Lodge No. 358
       1012 Main St. • 262-633-6658                152 N. Bird St. • 608-825-3925          7515 W. National Ave. • 414-257-9450
         Meet s1st Tuesday, 7 p.m.                 Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7 p.m.            Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 9 a.m.
              Meets All Year                             Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                  Staiger Family Donates Defibrillator
              Reedsburg                                    Superior                                    West Allis                       On Wednesday September 28, 2005, the family of John J. Staiger donated
        Reedsburg Lodge No. 79                    Acacia-Itasca Lodge No. 329                 Wauwatosa Lodge No. 267                   an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to the Menomonie Lodge No. 164
      213 E. Main St. • 608-524-2625              3117 N. 21 St .• 715-392-4984            7515 W. National Ave. • 262-250-1588         in John’s memory. John Staiger was a member of Menomonie Lodge. A
     Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:30 p.m.         Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.           granite plaque created by Johnson Monument of Chippewa Falls was pre-
             Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                          Dark July & August
                                                                                                                                        sented to the family, which will be placed by the AED in the lodge. During
             Rhinelander                                   Superior                                    West Allis                       the family picnic that evening a free-will offering was taken and $174 was
           Rhinelander No. 242                       Superior Lodge No. 236                    West Allis Lodge No. 291                 raised for the Dunn County Food Pantry. Pictured in the front row, left to right
   23 E. Davenport St. • 715-277-2692 (Sec)    1503 Belknap St .• 715-394-3419 (Sec)       7515 W. National Ave. • 414-257-9450         are: Brent Staiger, Becky Staiger, Sarah and Rodney Schaefer. In the back
        Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7 p.m.        Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.           Meet 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:30 p.m.
          Dark January & February                       Dark July & August                          Dark July & August                  row are: Lodge Officers: Ryan Olson, Randy Smeltzer, Arnold Piersall, Clyde
               Rice Lake                                     Sussex                                   West Bend
        Blue Hills Lodge No. 234                    Lincoln Lodge No. 183                       West Bend Lodge No. 138
     222 W. South Street • 715-234-8318        N64 W23624 Main St. • 262-251-3840             301 University Dr. • 262-338-3112
     Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.             Meets 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.               Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m.              Three Dodge County Lodge Masons Honored
               Meets All Year                           Dark July & August                          Dark July & August

          Richland Center                                    Tomah                                  Whitefish Bay
          Richland Lodge No. 66                       Tomah Lodge No. 132                          Aurora Lodge No. 30
    290 W. Union St. • 608-647-4487 (Sec)      520 E. Saratoga Street • 608-372-5507       517 E. Beaumont Ave. • 414-332-8460
    Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.        Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.           Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
                Meets All Year                          Dark July & August                          Dark July & August

               River Falls                              Union Grove                                 Whitefish Bay
        River Falls Lodge No. 109                  Union Grove Lodge No. 288              Geo. Washington 1776 Lodge No. 337
      122 E. Walnut St. • 715-425-2333            1021 – 11th Ave. • 262-878-9938          517 E. Beaumont Ave. • 414-332-8460
     Meet 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.           Meet 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.              Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
              Dark July & August                            Meet All Year                           Dark July & August
                                                                                                                                           George W. Evers            Francis W. Turner          Percival Sprague
                Shawano                                     Viroqua                                   Whitewater
         Shawano Lodge No. 170                        La Belle Lodge No. 84                      St. John's Lodge No. 57                   Three members of Dodge County Lodge No. 72 were honored at the
     201-1/2 S. Main St. • 715-526-3920           118-1/2 S. Main • 608-637-7581             226 W. Main Street • 262-473-5178             Monday evening September 19 Stated Communication with certifi-
      Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
             Dark July & August                       Dark June, July & August                       Dark July & August                    cates and appropriate pins and wallet cards that distinguished them as
                                                                                                                                           Masons with extended time in service to the craft. They are: George W.
              Sheboygan                                    Waterloo                                      Wilmot                            Evers, a 60-year member of the craft residing in Beaver Dam who was
        Sheboygan Lodge No. 11                       Waterloo Lodge No. 63                       Wilmot Lodge No. 241                      raised to Master Mason on September 10, 1945; Francis W. “Bud”
      411 St. Clair Ave. • 920-457-3111       300 Hendricks Street • 920-478-2048 (Sec)     30702 113th St. • 847-587-9596 (WM)
      Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.         Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.         Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.            Turner, a 50-year member of the craft residing in Beaver Dam who
                Meets All Year                             Meets All Year                           Dark July & August                     was raised to Master Mason September 17, 1955; and Percival
                                                                                                                                           Sprague, a 50-year member of the craft residing in Beaver Dam who
              Shell Lake                                  Waukesha                                   Winneconne                            was raised to Master Mason September 26, 1955.
    Shell Lake /Spooner Lodge No. 221               Waukesha Lodge No. 37                     Winneconne Lodge No. 186
    28 Doboy Drive • 715-468-2251 (Sec)           317 South Street • 262-542-6753         100 W. Main Street • 920-235-8034 (Sec)
     Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.           Meet 2nd & 4th Tues., 7 p.m.
             Dark July & August                          Dark July & August                        Dark July & August

              Shullsburg                                   Waupaca                                Wisconsin Dells
           Benton Lodge No. 268                     Waupaca Lodge No. 123                          Dells Lodge No. 124
      Co. Hwy. W • 608-965-3575 (Sec)          105-1/2 N. Main Street • 715-258-2208            815 Oak St. • 608-254-8136
      Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 8 p.m.          Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m.              Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
           Dark January & February                    Dark June, July & August                       Dark July & August

         South Milwaukee                                    Waupun                               Wisconsin Rapids
         South Shore Lodge No. 3                      Waupun Lodge No. 48                   Wisconsin Rapids Lodge No. 128
     2001 South 7th Ave. • 414-762-2421           16 S. Madison St. • 920-324-3141          2321 2nd Ave. So. • 715-423-2770
      Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.             Meets 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.            Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
             Dark July & August                          Dark July & August                         Dark July & August

                  Sparta                                    Wausau                             Armistead-Bingham
            Valley Lodge No. 60                       Forest Lodge No. 130                            Lodge No. 1862
      603 N. Court St. • 608-269-2616               130 First St. • 715-845-5198                   Contact Parker Dow, PM
     Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.             Meet Wednesdays, 7 p.m.                  <>
              Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                Call 920-478-2800 for next meeting location

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 man, WI 53118. If any information in your lodge listing is incorrect, please send corrections to the                                   Richland Lodge No. 66 raised Larry Ferguson from a Fellowcraft to a
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                                                                                                                                        Richland Lodge No. 66 members pictured left to right in the front row:
                                                                                                                                        Worshipful Master Brent Clausius, Senior Warden Milt Schott, Senior
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                                                                                                                                          No. 26 for the multi-purpose dinner and program October 15, I
                                                                                                                                          was struck by the high level of ambient illumination that was
                                                                                                                                          achieved when Worshipful Master Leroy Kifer asked that the
FTD Wire Service                             Jane Pennycuff                                           Bob Moore                           lights of the lodge room be turned to full intensity. It’s truly won-
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                                                                                                                                          been made aware of the extensive coverage Freemasonry
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(262) 965-3384                               (414) 453-1525                                                                               magazines, U.S. News & World Report. The featured cover
                                                                                                                                          story in the September 5 edition was titled “Inside The Masons”
                                                                                                                                          and was written by Jay Tolson.
                                                                                                                                             Upon being made aware of the article, I undertook “due
                                                                                                                                          search and inquiry” of the shelves of every magazine outlet in
                                                                                                                                          town but was unable to locate a single copy. Time and
                                                                                                                                          Newsweek, yes, but nary a copy of U.S. N&WR could be
                                                                                                                                          found. Fortunately I was able to downloaded from the Internet
                                                                                                                                          a copy of the article thoughtfully forwarded to me by Brother
                                                                                                                                          Rick Gustafson, District 10 Lecturer.
                 WISCONSIN’S LARGEST                                                                                                         The article covers familiar ground for Freemasons. It begins by
                  19 STRAIGHT YEARS                                                                                                       tracing the Fraternity’s history in America from the central role
                                                                                                                                          that Freemasonry’s Enlightenment-inspired precepts played to
                                                                                                                                          inform the attitudes of the most influential of our republic’s
                                                                                                                                          Founding Fathers.
                                                                                                                                             It continued by recounting the Fraternity’s rises and falls in
                                                                                                                                          public favor which seem to have been largely influenced by
                                                                                                                                          resentment on the part of the public towards anything secretive;
                                                                                 MASONIC JEWELRY
                                                                                                                                          various conspiracy hoaxes; and willful distortions of our frater-
                                                                                     DIAMONDS, SAPPHIRES
                                                                                                                                          nal practices and beliefs by groups or individuals who foster reli-
                                                                                       EMERALDS, RUBIES
                                                                                                                                          gion-based opposition, right up to the present day. Why do they
                                                                APPRAISAL SERVICE                                 CUSTOM DESIGN           do this? (Editor: They do it because it is profitable in one way or
                                                                            STEIN’S JEWELRY                                               another for them to do so. And, we don’t fight back.)
                                                                                                                                             The story concludes with a qualified observation that Freema-
                                                                         BUY-SELL-TRADE               FREE ESTIMATES
                                                                                                                                          sonry could see a resurgence of interest in the Fraternity by
                                                                DAVID H. PAUL              KEN STEIN                DAN MILLER            aging baby boomers, and that they, in turn, might be able to
                                                                414-272-2356                              715 W. WISCONSIN Ave.           find a way to attract younger men to consider Freemasonry as
                                                                FAX: 414-272-2359                          MILWAUKEE, WI 53206            being worthwhile.
                                                                                                                                             • On Being Prepared – Whether or not we benefit from the
                                                                                                                                          free publicity we have received over this past year depends
                                                                                                                                          upon ourselves. As District 10 Lecturer Rick Gustafson so suc-
           ROBERTSON RYAN & ASSOCIATES, INC.                                                                                              cinctly put it during his presentation at the District 10 fall meet-
                                                                                                                                          ing at Fond du Lac Lodge on September 29: “It’s up to us. We
               CHARLES V. JOHNSON                                                                                                         have to be ready to take advantage of the inquiries that will
       Sr. Vice-President of Agency Development                                25 years in the community newspaper and                    come—and they will come.”
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           National and International Programs                   Call for WEB/SHEETFEED PRINTING PRICES                                   your lodge as a visitor might view it. How does it look? Remem-
                                                                   for your flyers, sales catalogues, business cards,                     ber that first impressions are extremely important.
    20975 Swenson Drive, Suite 175, Waukesha, WI 53186
                                                                                                                                             As to the exterior, does the building look well-maintained?
Telephone 414/271-3575 Direct 414/221-0335 Fax 262/717-9434                  letterheads and newspapers.
          Cellular 414/333-1575 Home 262/567-7712                                                                                         How about the lodge sign, does it speak well of the lodge?
             e-mail: cjohnson@                   Phone: 608-835-6677 in Oregon • Ask for Steve                          Grass, shrubs, trees neatly trimmed? Are the windows in the
                                                                                                                                          lodge doors clean? Sidewalks and driveway in good repair?
                                                                                                                                             The inside is even more important. As you enter the building
                                                                                                                                          what catches your attention? Are there cobwebs in the corners
                                                                                                                                          of the lobby or anteroom with a litter of dead insects beneath?
                                                                                                                                          Are the pictures on the wall straight? Has the clock’s battery
                                                                                                                                          been replaced? Is the carpet clean? Have the stains from spilled
                                                                                                                                          coffee or soda been removed? Does the air smell musty or carry
                                                                                                                                          tjhe odor of stale cigarette or cigar smoke?
                                                                                                                                             How visitors to our lodges (members as well as non-members)
                                                                                                                                          are greeted and accommodated is of critical importance. A
                                                                Ken Hellmann                                                              warm word of welcome accompanied by a friendly smile and
                                                                                                          Phone:     920-526-3600
                                                                Sales Consultant                          Fax:       920-526-3601         firm hand, and introductions all around—including all of the
                                                                P.O. Box 28 • Glenbeulah • WI 53023       lodge officers as they arrive—can go a long way toward making
                                                                                                                                          a visitor feel like he came to the right place.
                                                                                                                                             But of course, we know all of these things, don’t we? Yes, we
                                                                                                                                          really do, if we pause to consider them. Interested good men will
                                                                                                                                          come to Freemasonry, and it is up to us to see to it that we are
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                                        Order of                                                                                                                           Grand Rep Appointments
                                                                                                                                                                         Karen Koth – Pennsylvania,

                                                                                                                                                                        Shawano Chapter; Janet Andrews –
                                                                                                                                                                        Missouri, Alpha Chapter
                                                                                                                                                                           Grand Representative Party

                                                                                                                                                                          Rosie Fiscus, Grand Representative
                                                                                                                                                                        of British Columbia and the Yukon
                                                                                                                                                                        and Mark Nelson, Grand Represen-
                                                                                                                                                                        tative of Arizona, Tuesday, November
                                                                                                                                                                        29, 2005 at 7:00 pm, Oregon Chapter,
                                                                                                                                                                        201 Park Street, Oregon, WI 53575
                                                                                                                                                                             Upcoming Grand Officer
                  November Calendar                                                                                                                                           Parties (Details to follow)
                                                                                                                                                                        March 11 – Helen Shue
                  of Chapter Meetings                                                                                                                                   March 18 – Roxanne Gnatzig
  (See the October issue for information about the November 1 to 7 meetings)                                                                                            March 19 – Bobbi Jo Oyen
Mon., Nov. 7 - Shawano 167, 7:00 Hunter Special, Wear blaze orange                                                                                                      March 25 – Sylvia McDonald
                - Oregon 49, 7:30 ‘Harvesting Star Points’
                - Portage (Star of Bethlehem 100), 7:30 Elective Officer Night
                                                                                                                                                                         The Wisconsin Vision
                - Kenosha (Pike 285), 7:30 East–West Night, Basket Raffle                                                                                               Conference Set for Nov. 5
                - Wautoma 198, 7:00 Education Night                                                                                                                        Come one and all to the Wisconsin
Tues., Nov. 8   - Beloit (Phoenix 215), 7:30 Honor Secretary, Treasurers          Going Strong at 115                                                                   Vision Conference. This is Wiscon-
                  and Veterans                                                    Sturgeon Bay's very own Honor Chapter No. 1 of Wisconsin's Order of The               sin’s opportunity for all members to
                - Port Washington (Ozaukee 147), 7:30 ‘Love Our Grand             Eastern Star is 115 years-old and still having fun! Honor Chapter No. 1 dates         learn how to improve our organiza-
                  Representatives’, Honor Alison Miller, New Jersey and Doris     back to July 10, 1890. Chapter officers and members attended a fashion show           tion and grow for the future.
                  Schultz, Alabama                                                and auction at the Henry S. Baird Masonic Lodge in Sturgeon Bay on                       Saturday, November 5, 2005
                - Clear Lake (Northwest 98), 7:30 Veterans Program, Library       September 1, 2005, and gathered for this group photo to commemorate the
                                                                                                                                                                           1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Stevens
                                                                                  occasion. Pictured from left to right are Mr. Allen Kohn, Ms. Evelyn Mueller, Ms.     Point Masonic Center, 1578 Strongs
                - Burlington 153, 7:30 Thanksgiving, Honor Masons                 Malia Knaup, Ms. Bonnie Kohn, Ms. Fran Eckland, Ms. Marilyn Grose, Ms.
                - Stoughton (Venus 61), Honor Secretary and Treasurer                                                                                                   Ave., Stevens Point, WI. Given by
                                                                                  Kate Wulle-Dugan, Ms. Trudy Herbst, Mr. Tom Pinney, Mr. Jay Herbst, Ms.               General Grand Chapter Visionaries.
                - Platteville (Miriam 15), 7:30 Friends Night with program
                                                                                  June Meikle, Ms. Sharon Sullivan, Ms. Fran Bagley, Ms. Bev Peterson, Ms.              The cost is $20 (which includes all
                  featuring Abraham Lincoln
                                                                                  Evelyn Gay, Mr. Keith Bagley and Ms. Mariellen Haen.                                  materials and meals). Send Registra-
                - Sun Prairie (Twilight 165), 6:00 Dinner, Mason Night
                - Wisconsin Rapids (Rainbow 87), 5:30 Potluck, Obligation
                                                                                    - Submitted by By Peter L. Wyatt, H. S. Baird Lodge Masonic News Hawk               tion & Name by November 1, 2005
                  Night                                                                                                                                                    (All checks made to)
Wed., Nov. 9 - New Holstein (New Holstein – Calumet 262), 7:30 What                       Silent Auction to Benefit Prostate and                                           WI Grand Chapter OES
                  are you Thankful for?                                                        Testicular Cancer Research                                                  36275 Sunset Drive
                - Janesville 69, 7:30 Compass Night                                                                                                                        Dousman, WI 53118-9349
                - Crandon (Halcyon 178), 7:30 Thanksgiving                          Bidding will begin September 1 and        choose to submit your bid(s) please
                - Brookfield (Wauwatosa 219), 7:30 Thanksgiving Observance,       the final bids must be received by 8        use the format below. There is no
                  Obligation Night                                                p.m. on November 30. You may place          limit to the number of items you bid         Items For Silent Auction
Thurs., Nov. 10 - Star Prairie (Loyal 67), 6:30 Thanksgiving Potluck supper,      your bid(s) in any of three methods to      on or the dollar amount you can bid.         ITEM 1: “The Lost Candy Bar,” a
                  Honor Veterans                                                  Linda Schreier, Chairman of the Can-           We would like to encourage you to      book autographed by the author Steve
                - Mukwonago (LaBelle 40), 6:00 Potluck, Thanksgiving              cer Committee                               get people outside of Eastern Star        Kihm. It won the Midwest Independent
                  Celebration, Honor Masons and Vets                                1. US Mail your bid: (must be post        involved in the bidding process. This     Publishers Association Merit Award.
                - Wauwatosa (Golden Rule 194), 7:30 Official Visit/Kris           marked no later than November 28)           will not only show them one of the           ITEM 2: “The Wartime Journal of
                  Engbring, ACG                                                   2241 W. Southland Drive, Oak Creek,         charities that we give to, it will show   Major General Maurice Rose” book
                - Kenosha 92, 7:00 Compass Night                                  WI 53154-3630. 2. Email your bid:           them how we have fun and open up          autographed by the author Dan Bauer.
Fri., Nov. 11   - Milwaukee (Electa), Triwaukee Club                              <> 3. Phone               the lines of communication about             ITEM 3: “The Dayspring Dawn-
Sat., Nov. 12   - Viroqua, 12 Noon, Grand Officer Party for Kay Scafe,            in your bid: 414-761-3022                   our organization.                         ing”, a book autographed by the
                  Grand Organist and Cal Wells, Grand Sentinel                      The Chapters will get an update on           We hope you have fun with the          author Jeanine Berry is the first book
Sun., Nov. 13 - Mukwonago, First Congregational Church, 2:00 PM Party for         the bids in the Chapter mailings in         auction! All winners will be              in a series of science fiction books. It
                  Rae–Ellen Preuss, Grand Representative of Ontario               October and November. For those that        announced on December 4 at our            was a finalist for the Eppie Award.
Mon., Nov. 14 - Brookfield (Acadia 269), 7:30 Thanksgiving Observance and         wish to get email updates, they must        All-State Christmas Party in Wiscon-         ITEM 4: 2004-05 Milwaukee Wave
                  Secretary/Treasurer Night                                       include their email address. Updates        sin Dells. If you are not present, you    (Soccer) Program signed by all the
                - Evansville (Columbia 29), 7:30 Stated Meeting                   will only be sent to those interested in    will be notified by December 6.           team members and coaches. The
                - Mauston (Lemonweir 158), 7:30 Remember Thanksgiving             the bidding process.                           Fraternally,                           Wave was League Champions in
                - Stevens Point (Arbutus 52), 7:00 Thanksgiving and Education       The items to be bid on are listed            Robert Bradley,                        1998, 2000, 2001 and 2005.
                  Night                                                           below. No matter what method you               Grand Warder                              ITEM 5: “Jimmy’s Favorites”
                - Green Bay (Martha Washington 124), 7:00 ‘Fidelity Night’,                                                                                             Donated by Kathleen Falk, Dane
                  Honor Adah and Youth Groups                                      Name: __________________________ Chapter: ____________________                       County Executive. Collection of
                - Appleton (Fidelity 94), 7:00 Stated Meeting                      Address: _______________________________________________________                     Recipes which includes Jimmy the
Tues., Nov. 15 - La Crosse (Ruth 23), 7:30 Thanksgiving Observance –               City: ___________________________ State: _____ Zip Code: _________                   Ground Hogs Favorite Foods
                  Honor Sparta, Viroqua and Onalaska                               Telephone No: ___________________ Email: _______________________                        ITEM 6: 8 x 10 Autographed Photo
                - Milwaukee (Electa 75), 7:30 Compass Night/Program and                                                                                                 of Daunte Culpepper the Quarterback
                                                                                   Item # ________, Bid $ ________, Item # ________, Bid $ __________,
                  pound auction following meeting                                                                                                                       for the Minnesota Vikings.
Wed., Nov. 16 - Madison, (Starlite 283), 7:00 Youth Night with Job’s               Item # ________, Bid $ ________, Item # ________, Bid $ __________,                     ITEM 7: 2-Packs of Mixed Gourmet
                  Daughters, Bethel 44                                                                                                                                  Sodas by Sprecher Brewing Company
                - Lodi (Queen Esther 4), 7:30 Presentation: The Shakers                                                                                                    ITEM 8: 2004 Green Bay Packer
                - Chippewa Falls (Chippewa 112), 7:30 Thanksgiving                      Calendar of Chapter Meetings, Continued                                         Football signed by the Team and
                  Observance                                                                                                                                            Coaches
Thurs., Nov. 17 - Viroqua 35, 7:30 Thanksgiving                                                  - Green Bay (Martha Washington 124), 7:00 Thanksgiving,                   ITEM 9: An autographed picture of
                - Mukwonago (LaBelle 40), 7:30 Special Meeting, Initiation                         Honor Secretary and Treasurer                                        Erik Buell (Buell Motorcycles-now a
                - Sturgeon Bay (Honor 1), 7:30 Teddy and Tommy Perform;                          - Appleton (Fidelity 94), 7:00 For the Young (and Young at             division of Harley Davidson) and a
                  Do people resemble pets? Submit photos.                                          Heart) Lunch prior to meeting                                        small book w/CD “The Naked Truth”
Fri., Nov. 18   - Milwaukee (Vega 76), 7:30 Compass Night – Thanksgiving          Tues., Nov. 29 - Oregon 49, 7:00 Party for Rosie Fiscus, Grand                        about big ideas, Buell 2006 Motorcy-
                  Observance – Pound Auction                                                       Representative of British Columbia and the Yukon and                 cles.
Sat., Nov. 19   - Middleton (Melody), Madison Club                                                 Mark Nelson, Grand Representative of Arizona                            ITEM 10: An autographed picture
Mon., Nov. 21 - Oregon 49, 7:30 ‘Harvesting East, West, North & South’                                                                                                  of Erik Buell (Buell Motorcycles, now a
                - Ladysmith 287, 7:30 Stated Meeting                                       December Calendar of Chapter Meetings                                        division of Harley Davidson) and a
                - Kenosha (Pike 285), 7:30 Stated Meeting                         Thurs., Dec. 1 -     Sturgeon Bay (Honor 1), 7:30 Holiday Party, gift exchange        small book w/CD “The Naked Truth”
                - Portage (Star of Bethlehem 100), 7:30 Thanksgiving Observance                  -     Viroqua 35, 7:30 Masonic Emblems                                 about big ideas, Buell 2006 Motorcy-
                - Wautoma 198, 7:00 Thanksgiving Program                                         -     Dousman 257, 7:30 Christmas Party                                cles.
Tues., Nov. 22 - Oconomowoc (Oconomowoc – Hartland 13), 7:30                                     -     Argyle (Alpha 114), 6:00 Christmas Potluck and Party                ITEM 11: “Milwaukee, City by the
                  Chaplain, Marshal, Organist, Warder and Sentinel Night          Fri., Dec. 2   -     Milwaukee (Vega 76), 7:30 Youth Night                            Water” Donated and signed by Scott
                - Clear Lake (Northwest 98), 7:30 Thanksgiving                    Sat., Dec. 3   -     Mukwonago (LaBelle 40), 12 noon to 10 PM Chili Dinner/           Walker, Milwaukee County Executive.
                - Stoughton (Venus 61), 7:30 Thanksgiving (Bring non –                                 Craft and Cookie Sale                                            A beautiful book full of pictures and
                  perishable item for Food Pantry)                                Sun., Dec. 4     -   Wisconsin Dells, Antigua Bay, Statewide Christmas Party          information about Milwaukee (450
                - Sun Prairie (Twilight 165), Visit Stoughton                     Mon., Dec. 5     -   Shawano 167, Family Potluck and Christmas Program                pages). Introduction by Bob Uecker.
                - Wisconsin Rapids (Rainbow 87), 7:00 Orange Night,                                -   Oregon 49, 7:30 Christmas Party                                     ITEM 12: Minnesota Twins Maga-
                  Bingo and Popcorn                                                                -   Kenosha (Pike 285), 7:30 Christmas Party – Grab Bag              zine with Pitcher Carlos Silva on the
Sun., Nov. 27 - Sou’Westers Club                                                                   -   Portage (Star of Bethlehem 100), 7:30 Friends Night              cover. Autographed by Carlos Silva.
Mon., Nov. 28 - Brookfield (Acadia 269), 7:30 Honor TTTs                                           -   Wautoma 198, 7:00 Christmas Party                                   ITEM 13: Milwaukee Brewers pack-
                - Evansville (Columbia 29), 6:00 Thanksgiving supper to           Tues., Dec. 6    -   Reedsburg (Queen of Sheba 26), 7:30 Harvest the Books            age: Baseball hat, T-shirt and Ben
                  honor Masons and Wives                                                           -   Crivitz (Trillium 208) 6:00 Chili Supper, Christmas Wishes       Sheets bobble-head doll. (Ben Sheets
                - Mauston (Lemonweir 158), 7:30 Stated Meeting                                     -   Frederic 239, 7:30 Christmas Party, Honor Star Points            is a pitcher)
                                                                                                   -   Eagle River (Eagle 218), Christmas Potluck and Party
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                                                                                                                       WISCONSIN MASONIC JOURNAL - NOVEMBER 2005 - PAGE 15
                                                                                                                                                      WISCONSIN                                                                                  November 2005
       Wisconsin Masonic Calendar                                                                                                                                                                                                               See pages 8-10 for
                                                                                                                                             Masonic Journal                                                                                 Foundation/Lodge Scholars
                                  (GM indicates that the Grand Master will be in attendance)

November 2005                                                           17     District 12 - School of Instruction at Milwaukee-
  3,4,5 Scottish Rite Valley of Milwaukee Fall Reunion                         Harmony Lodge No. 261
  5     Scottish Rite Valley of Green Bay Fall Reunion                February 2006
  7     District 12 School of Instruction, Excelsior Lodge No.          2      District 12 - School of Instruction at Nathan Hale Lodge
        175, West Allis Masonic Center                                         No. 250
  9     District 3 School of Instruction at Forest Lodge No. 130,       8      Wisconsin Masonic Foundation Meeting - GMC, 4 p.m.
        Wausau, 7 p.m.                                                  9      Wisconsin Masonic Benevolent Activities Board Meeting
  12    Beja Shrine Ceremonial, Green Bay                                      held at Grand Masonic Center in Dousman at 3 p.m.
  12    McKinley Lodge Ladies at the Table, 6 p.m. at                   16     District 12 - School of Instruction at Lake Lodge No. 189
        McKinley Masonic Center. Price is $18/per person.               24     District 12 - School of Instruction at Henry L. Palmer
        Reservations must be made or tickets purchased by                      Lodge No. 301
        Nov. 5. Contact WM Brian Breitzmann (262)784-                 March 2006
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                                                                        1      District 12 - School of Instruction at Freemasons Lodge
  14    District 12 School of Instruction at Lafayette Lodge No.
                                                                               No. 363
        265, Northwest Masonic Center, Wauwatosa
                                                                        7      District 12 - School of Instruction at George Washington
  15    District 3 School of Instruction at Medford Lodge No.
                                                                               1776 No. 337
        217, Medford, 7 p.m.
                                                                        14     District 12 - School of Instruction at Damascus Lodge
  28    District 12 School of Instruction at Excelsior Lodge
                                                                               No. 290
        No. 175
                                                                        17     District 12 - School of Instruction at West Allis Lodge No.
December 2005                                                                  291
  4      Knights Templar Christmas Observance at Lake Lodge
         No. 189, Milwaukee
                                                                      April 2006
  6      District 3 School of Instruction, Park Falls Lodge No. 300     3      District 12 - School of Instruction at Day Lite Lodge
         in Park Falls at 7 p.m.                                               No.358
  7      Wisconsin Masonic Foundation Meeting - Grand                 May 2006
         Masonic Center Dousman 4 p.m.                                  10     Wisconsin Masonic Foundation Meeting - Grand
  8      District 6 - School of Instruction at Manawa Lodge                    Masonic Center Dousman - 4 p.m.
         No. 82 in Manawa at 7 p.m.                                     11     Wisconsin Masonic Benevolent Activities Board Meeting
  8      Wisconsin Masonic Benevolent Activities Board                         held at Grand Masonic Center in Dousman at 3 p.m.
         Meetings - Grand Masonic Center in Dousman, 3 p.m.             16-17-18        Order of Eastern Star - Grand Session to be
  10     Silas Shepherd Lodge of Research No. 1843 Annual                      held at Marriott Madison West in Middleton, Wisconsin
         Meeting & Election of Officers, Oconomowoc-Hartland          June 2006
         Lodge No. 42, Oconomowoc, 10 a.m.
                                                                        2-3     Grand Lodge of Wisconsin - Annual Communication to
  14     District 6 - School of Instruction at Wautoma Lodge
                                                                                be held at the Concourse Hotel and Madison Masonic
         No. 148 in Wautoma, WI at 7 p.m.
  17     District 9 School of Instruction at Dousman Lodge -
                                                                        14-17 “Grand York Rite Session to be held Regency Suites in
         registration at 8 a.m.
                                                                                Green Bay, Wisconsin
  17     Scottish Rite Valley of Milwaukee Annual Children’s
                                                                      Please Note: events listed here are drawn mainly from the Future
         Christmas Party
                                                                      Dates Calendar kept at the Grand Lodge Office in Dousman. To
January 2006                                                          have an event included please submit pertinent details to the
  10     District 12 - School of Instruction at Wauwatosa Lodge       Grand Lodge Office in writing by mail, FAX or E-mail, and request
         No.26                                                        that they be included in the Grand Lodge Future Dates Calendar. If
  14     District 4 - School of Instruction at Kewaunee-Key Lodge     previously scheduled events, dates or details change please
         No. 74                                                       remember to notify the Grand Lodge Office of these changes.

                                                                                                                                             Fond du Lac Lodge Mortgage Goes Up In Smoke
                                                                                                                                             Fond du Lac Lodge Treasurer Burt Mayborne holds an aluminum bowl from the banquet hall kitchen as Fond du Lac Lodge
               THE WISCONSIN                                                                                                                 Master LeRoy Kifer sets fire to a copy of the lodge’s paid-in-full mortgage on Saturday, October 15 during a combination
                                                                                                                                             mortgage burning celebration and Past Master’s Night dinner and program at the lodge. Grand Master of Masons in Wisconsin,
           Masonic                                                                                                                           Roger L. Magoon, is visible through the smoke in the East. This symbolic mortgage burning capped a successful 10-year fund
                                                                                                                                             raising effort to retire the Masonic Center’s $900,000 debt. The lodge building features a fully equipped banquet facility that was
           Journal                                                                                                   Periodical              used until recently by a local caterer for wedding receptions and special occasions. As important as this income source was, it
 GRAND LODGE, F. & A. M. OF WISCONSIN                                                                                                        was bingo that became the most important income earner for the lodge. In the words of Worshipful Master Kifer, “It was Bingo
         36275 SUNSET DRIVE                                                                                                                  that was the biggest money maker by far.” The lodge holds twice weekly public Bingo sessions in the banquet hall. Bingo began
     DOUSMAN, WISCONSIN 53118                                                                                                                in 1997 after Grand Lodge passed a resolution permitting the lodge to offer bingo games on lodge property. More on page 1.

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