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
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
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
“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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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
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
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
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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 http://firstname.lastname@example.org/index_e. html As our discussion continues, I would ask you to think Doing good deeds with our time has everlasting value.
WISCONSIN MASONIC JOURNAL - NOVEMBER 2005 - PAGE 5
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
- 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
**Please note: This position is
We would like to Thank all the Sir voted upon annually at the Grand 25 - Platteville Commandery
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: email@example.com
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
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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
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
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
we have begun to ignore it? Are we becoming very selective about which
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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-
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. <email@example.com>
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Worshipful Master Brent Clausius, Senior Warden Milt Schott, Senior
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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
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;
various conspiracy hoaxes; and willful distortions of our frater-
nal practices and beliefs by groups or individuals who foster reli-
gion-based opposition, right up to the present day. Why do they
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• 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.”
printing business in the Madison area. What does being prepared entail? Simply put, take a look at
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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?
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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
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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 <email@example.com> 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
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
4176 or <Brian.email@example.com>
1 District 12 - School of Instruction at Freemasons Lodge
14 District 12 School of Instruction at Lafayette Lodge No.
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
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
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
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.