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 WISCONSIN                                                                                                                      OCTOBER 2010

Masonic Journal                                                                                                         Past Grand Master Donald E. Krueger
                                                                                                                        passed away on September 12, 2010
                                                                                                                                     See story on page 8.

             Wisconsin Masonic Calendar
        OCTOBER                                                              DECEMBER
        2 Wisconsin DeMolay Honors Day, West Bend Masonic                    11 Valley of Milwaukee Scottish Rite Holiday Party with Santa.
        Center, 3:30 Court of Chevaliers, 4:30 Legion of Honor, 5:30
        Social, 6:00 Dinner, 7:00 Honors Presentations.                                                  2011
        2 District 2 Fall Meeting, October 2 at Eau Claire Lodge No.         FEBRUARY
        112, 8 a.m. -Noon. Agenda Topics: LEA, Ashlar Award, Masonic
        Code Correspondence Course and Perpetual Membership.                 12 Valley of Milwaukee Scottish Rite Brother to Brother lunch
                                                                             and play with ladies and lodges.
        9 Warren Lodge No. 4, Potosi, Cat Fish Dinner 4:30-7:00 p.m.
        10 West Allis Chapter #172 Order of the Eastern Star Brunch, 9
        a.m. to 1 p.m. Two eggs made to order with ham, bakery and           9 Valley of Milwaukee Scottish Rite Breakfast with the Bunny.
        beverage. 7515 W. National Avenue, West Allis. Ages 3-
        11 $3.50, 12 and up $7.00.                                           APRIL
        13 District 7 Fall Meeting, 7 p.m. at the Madison Masonic            30 2011 Degree Competition at the Madison Masonic Center.
        Center. Grand Secretary Michael A. DeWolf, PGM, speaker.

        20 Baraboo Lodge No. 34 “All Wisconsin Rusty Nail Degree.”
        This event is open to all Masons in good standing. It will be held
        at the Baraboo Masonic Center. Contact Bro. ‘Skip’ Blake at
        608-356-1182 for more information. See story on page 5.

        20 District 11 Fall Meeting at Geneva No. 44, Lake Geneva.
        Dinner will be served before the meeting at 6 p.m. District 11
        Deputy John Marra.

        22 McKinley Lodge's All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry for the
        Waukesha County Food Pantry, 5 to 7 p.m. Adults $11, Seniors
        $10, Children 5 to10 $6, Children 4 and under free. $1 off with
        a food pantry donation. McKinley Masonic Center, 4550 N.
        Pilgrim Road, Brookfield, WI. Call WM Mike Gorgen 262-820-
        0812 for information.

        22-23 Valley of Madison Scottish Rite Reunion.

        30 District 4 Fall Meeting hosted by Mason-Woods Lodge No.
        368, Cecil. Refreshments at 8:00 a.m. with meeting starting at
        9:00 a.m. Grand Secretary Michael DeWolf, PGM, will conduct
        advanced instruction on the MORI System. Another speaker will
        be announced. District 4 Deputy Christopher Hirthe.

        30 District 1 Fall Meeting, 9:30 a. m., Acacia-Itasca Lodge No.
        329, 3117 N. 21st Street, Superior. District Deputy Travis Hand

        6 McKinley Lodge's Ladies At The Table Dinner honoring
        women in the military, 6:00 p.m., McKinley Masonic Center,
        4550 N. Pilgrim Road, Brookfield, WI. Cost $20.00, Call Mike
        Gorgen 262-820-0812 for tickets.
                                                                             Bro. Karl Gant takes a moment to review before the opening of
        11-13 Valley of Milwaukee Scottish Rite Reunion, Ill. Joseph B.      the Argyle Open Air Lodge hosted by him and his brother Jerry
        Harker, 33º Class.                                                   Gant in rural Blanchardville.
                                                                                                                       Photo by Rich Rygh

      Masonic Journal

 VOLUME XLIII, NUMBER 9                    The Official Publication of the Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons of Wisconsin                                      OCTOBER 2010

Bro. L. Andy “Red Bear” Van Sickle                                                                                  The Grand Master’s Message:
                                                                                                                    By Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Wisconsin
Modern Day Fur Trader and Collector                                                                                 Brother Joseph B. Harker
                                                                                                                       We are deeply saddened at the passing of Brother Donald E.
                                                                                                                    Krueger, who served our Grand Jurisdiction as Grand Master in
                                                                                                                    1969-70. We extend our sympathy to his family.
                                                                                                                       I have recently travelled out of state representing the Grand
                                                                                                                    Lodge of Wisconsin to the Midwest Conference
                                                                                                                    of Grand Lodges in Sioux Falls, South Dakota;
                                                                                                                    the Supreme Council Ancient and Accepted
                                                                                                                    Scottish Rite Norther n Jurisdiction in
                                                                                                                    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Annual
                                                                                                                    Communication of the Grand Lodge of Iowa in
                                                                                                                    Sioux City, Iowa. I continue to be in the Grand
                                                                                                                    Lodge office at least a few hours each week. I
                                                                                                                    have also made many visits to appendant
                                                                                                                    masonic organizations within the state.
                                                                                                                       I have visited a number of Lodges and must
                                                                                                                    report that many are conferring degrees and
                                                                                                                    the have a backlog of degrees to conduct. I
                                                                                                                    strongly believe that many of our Lodges are Joseph B. Harker
                                                                                                                                                                        Grand Master
                                                                                                                    getting much stronger because of the degree
                                                                                                                    work they are performing. Keep up the good work my brothers.
                                                                                                                       I had the opportunity to present four 60 Year certificates at
                                                                                                                    Barneveld Lodge No. 319. It is obvious that these brothers recog-
                                                                                                                    nize the value their Masonic membership.
                                                                                                                      There are petitions coming to the lodges from men seeking mem-
                                                                                                                    bership. Please take the petition and interviewing process serious-
                                                                                                                    ly. To the top and second line signers, make a point to meet and
                                                                                                                    talk about who the petitioner is and who we are before you sign
                                                                                                                    and present that petition. To the Master, be sure that the petition is
                                                                                                                    complete and that you have reviewed it with the signers before
                                                                                                                    reading it into the Lodges minutes. To the Secretary, be sure to
                                                                                                                    complete the simple case search and attach it to the interview
Bro. L. Andy “Red Bear” Van Sickle overlooks Shinin Times Valley in rural Lyndon Station.                           forms. To the interview team, yours is the most critical part of the
He has been involved in the buckskinning hobby for over 40 years.                                                   process. You must be thorough and precise in your interview with
                                                                                            Photo by Rich Rygh      the petitioner and his family about what we are and are not.
                                                                                                                    Report honestly and completely to the Lodge.
            By Rich Rygh                property in rural Lyndon Station    Prairie du Chien rendezvous
                                                                                                                      We are again approaching that time of year when each and every
  On the hill above Shinin Times        in 1989. He disassembled a log      years back. As he exited his lodge
                                                                                                                    lodge will be faced with discussing the issue of members that are
Valley an 1830s log cabin with a        cabin near Fennimore, number-       with his mane of red hair, a
                                                                                                                    delinquent in their dues and facing suspension. I believe that if we
view for miles overlooks Dore           ing the logs for reconstruction,    bystander commented "Man, you
                                                                                                                    did a more thorough and complete job in the interviewing process
Creek running through the bot-          and with the help of his friends    look like a big red bear!"
                                                                                                                    we would find this to be less of an issue.
tom land. A perfect setting for a       and fellow buckskinners rebuilt       Many people that started when
                                                                                                                      Last month you will recall I addressed the issue of bylaws as they
fur trader of the early 1800s.          the cabin on the hill overlooking   he did are no longer involved
                                                                                                                    address the “stated” communications. Well I have had several
Here, Bro. L. Andy “Red Bear”           the valley. The hearth and chim-    with the hobby but Bro. Red
                                                                                                                    brothers tell be that they have looked at their bylaws and have
Van Sickle enjoys his hobby as a        ney were built with stones from     Bear is going stronger than ever.
                                                                                                                    found that many them are not adequate for the 21st century. One
mountain man and fur trader.            the property.                       He is in the process of recon-
                                                                                                                    Master informed me that the last time their bylaws were looked at
  It is a beautiful setting with only     During an Open Air Lodge in       structing another log cabin from
                                                                                                                    in total was when their Lodge was chartered in the early 1900s.
his own home visible from the           1994 a cornerstone was laid         the 1840s on the property. A
                                                                                                                    They have from time to time made minor adjustments but never
log cabin. He shares the proper-        proudly displaying the Masonic      group of Amish are starting the
                                                                                                                    looked at them in total.
ty with his fellow buckskinners,        emblem.                             restoration this month.
                                                                                                                      My Brothers you will remember in the explanation of the Trowel
many of them Freemasons, by               After retiring in 2005 Bro Red       Bro. Red Bear has a massive
                                                                                                                    near the conclusion of the Master Mason degree the words “Who
hosting a Rendezvous the third          Bear and his wife Carolyn built a   collection of authentic fur trader
                                                                                                                    can best work and best agree”. Please give some extra thought to
weekend in September. Bro. Red          new home on the property and        paraphernalia including: trade
                                                                                                                    this phrase when your lodge is discussing matters that come before
Bear sets up his log cabin as a         moved from Madison.                 beads, blankets, guns, knives,
                                                                                                                    it. We are first and foremost men who meet on the Level, act by
replica of a Dutch trading post.          Bro. Red Bear got interested in   tobacco pouches, eyeglasses,
                                                                                                                    the Plumb and part upon the Square. Be true to yourself and true
The event features such things as       buckskinning over 40 years ago      cooking pots, clay pipes, candle
                                                                                                                    to your brothers.
a gun shoot, tomahawk throw,            when he attended a heritage days    lanterns, tomahawks, powder
primitive bow shoot and ladies          in Missouri where he grew up.       horns, clothing and furniture.
                                                                                                                    On the LEVEL,
frying pan toss. This year was the      He said, “Four or five men from     The list is endless.
21 annual. He also hosts a winter       the Defiance Arms Group were          Bro. Red Bear is a Past Master
camp at the end of January.             charging 50 cents to shoot a        of Oregon Lodge No. 151 and is
                                                                                                                    PS: Elections and Installations of officers are fast approaching.
   The original rendezvous began        muzzleloader, I paid the money,     a member of Perseverance 1836
                                                                                                                    Your Grand Lodge Officers very much enjoy installing Lodge
around 1820 as a meeting place          shot the gun and that was the       Lodge No. 366.
                                                                                                                    Officers. We have several dates already reserved but there good
between trappers and suppliers          start. “I came back and bought a      For more information visit Bro.
                                                                                                                    dates still open. Please contact any Grand Lodge Officer directly to
and lasted about two weeks. The         50 caliber Hawker for deer hunt-    Red      Bear’s      website    at
                                                                                                                    schedule your installation.
moder n day rendezvous are              ing, then I acquired buckskins,
weekend events and are becom-           then I needed a teepee and I
ing popular with one or two             have been acquiring things ever
                                                                                 See photos of his
every weekend from May thru             since.”
                                                                               collection on page 15.
                                                                                                                   Deadline for PMP Memberships at
October in Wisconsin.                     He acquired the nickname of
     Bro. Red Bear purchased the        "Red Bear" while attending a                                               Old Per Capita Rate is November 30
Masons Attend Shinin Times Valley Rendezvous                                                                          On June 4, 2010, the Grand
                                                                                                                   Lodge passed a resolution to
                                                                                                                                                         ment PMP applications only, not
                                                                                                                                                         installment payments.
                                                                                                                   increase the per capita tax from        Refer to the Wisconsin Masonic
                                                                              From 1650 to 1850 Wiscon-                                                  Code, Chapter 94, for the prop-
                                                                            sin's economy revolved around          $31.00 to $37.00.
                                                                                                                      Since this is a substantial        er filing of the Perpetual
                                                                            the fur trade. Because fur is                                                Membership Program. Forms are
                                                                            waterproof, beaver skins could be      increase and realizing that this
                                                                                                                   increase took effect immediately      available from your lodge secre-
                                                                            pressed into felt for hats that kept                                         tary, the Grand Lodge Office or
                                                                            people both war m and dry.             upon the conclusion of the
                                                                                                                   Grand        Lodge         Annual     from the Grand Lodge web site.
                                                                            When the demand for the hats                                                   Applications must be received
                                                                            ended in the 1840s the market          Communication, Grand Master
                                                                                                                   Joseph B. Harker issued an edict      by the Grand Lodge Office on or
                                                                            for furs dwindled.                                                           before November 30, 2010.
                                                                              Modern day buckskinners are a        to permit the members of their
                                                                            group of people who enjoy reliv-       respective Wisconsin Lodges to
                                                                            ing the North American fur trade       purchase a PMP membership
                                                                                                                   using the per capita rate of            E-mail your Lodge news
                                                                            era. Clothing, firearms, lodges
                                                                            and furnishings, must appear to        $31.00 until November 30,                and calendar items to
                                                                            be from the pre 1840s.                 2010.                       
                                                                             Masonic buckskinners from               This edict will cover single pay-
                                                                            Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and
                                                                            Indiana attended the recent
                                                                            Shinin Times Valley Rendezvous           On Our Cover
Bro. Mike Hochstetler, new member of Rockford Lodge No.                     hosted by Bro. L. Andy “Red
102, Rockford, Illinois, sights down the barrel of a new muz-                                                        Bro. L. Andy “Red Bear” Van Sickle approaches his 1830s vin-
                                                                            Bear” Van Sickle.                        tage log cabin overlooking Shinin Times Valley, in rural Lyndon
zleloader made by a fellow buckskinner. Bro. Hochstetler
                                                                                                                     Station. Bro. Van Sickle has been an avid buckskinner for over 40
timed his EA and MM degrees to be conferred on the                            See photos this event on               years.
anniversary of Bro. George Washington’s degrees.                                                                                                                     Photo by Rich Rygh
                                                    Photo by Rich Rygh           pages 17 and 18.
                                                                                                                                      Perspectives on Faith
                                                                                                                                                      By Reverend Don Iliff, Grand Chaplain

                                                                                                                                  Masonry—More Than Words
                                                                                                                                     Our lives are filled with words. They communicate feelings, hope,
                                                                                                                                  dreams, needs, plus a variety of realities. Some words are positive and
                                                                                                                                  affirm, while some are negative and tear down. Relationships rise and
                                                                                                                                  fall by the words we choose.
                                                                                                                                    Grand Master Harker’s pin answers the ques-
                                                                                                                                  tion. “How do we meet?” When the answer is
                                                                                                                                  given, “On the level”, to the brother giving the
                                                                                                                                  response, it brings to mind more than a few
                                                                                                                                  words. On the level speaks of brotherhood, as it
                                                                                                                                  pays no attention to class or rank of society.
                                                                                                                                  Brothers care about one another, responding to
                                                                                                                                  the human needs of our lives. Masonry brings
                                                                                                                                  together good men from all walks of life. Our
                                                                                                                                  friendships go beyond the challenges we face
                                                                                                                                  each day, uniting us in mutual fellowship. When
                                                                                                                                  we “meet on the level”, we understand and
                                                                                                                                  appreciate the fellowship opportunities of lodge
Barneveld honors 60 year members                                                                                                  activities.                                           Rev. Don Iliff
Barneveld Lodge No. 316 recently honored four Brethren for 60 years of service. Bro. Sam Arneson was                                “On the level” celebrates the uniqueness of each Grand Chaplain
raised on October 24, 1950 and served the Lodge as Master in 1956, Bro. Mc Neill was raised on April 4,                           man as well. The lodge is made stronger through the diversity of our
                                                                                                                                  collective talents and ideas. When we “meet on the level”, we consider
1950, Bro. Ralph Baumeister was raised on April 30 in Grant Lodge No. 169 and Bro Neal Massey was                                 the contributions of each brother. The collective wisdom of the broth-
raised on April 11, 1950 and served the Lodge as Master in 1957, 1979 and 1980. Pictured (from Left):                             ers of a lodge is invaluable to getting the work done. When we honor
Scott Komplin, Master; Sam Arneson; Bob McNeill; Ralph Baumeister; Neil Massey; and Grand Master of                               each man’s thoughts, we prosper as a fraternity.
Masons in Wisconsin Joseph B. Harker.                                                                                                The phrase also has another meaning as it alludes to honesty and
                                                                                                                                  integrity. When we level with one another, we don’t do so for selfish
                       Submitted by Bro. Randall Massey, Newshawk, photo by Bro. Don Komplin, Past Master                         motives. We share pure motives for the good of the fraternity. When
                                                                                                                                  honesty and integrity pervade our words and actions, in the lodge, it
Support Our Masonic Food                                                                Attend and Support Your Lodge             can’t help but influence other actions of our lives.
                                                                                                                                    In the Holy Writings, encounters occur with a man named Zacchaeus
Stands at UW Sporting Events                                                            Naming Opportunity
                                                                                                                                  and also an unnamed woman at the well. Jesus came to them, meeting
                                                                                                                                  them on the level by putting aside cultural and religious differences,
 Attention all those attending              Masonic food stands.                        “Caring to Grow”                          recognizing that they needed a meaningful conversation with him.
University of Wisconsin Football              The Madison Shrine Club has a                                                       Society had scorned these two individuals. They had made some ques-
Games, please support our                   stand outside Camp Randall on               Capital Campaign                          tionable decisions in their lives. When Jesus met them, he heard their
                                            the corner of Monroe Street and                                                       story, showing them a better pathway for their life. In some ways, he
                                                                                           There is an opportunity to             met them on the level by not criticizing them nor pushing them aside,
                                            Crazy Legs Lane.                             have your name or the name
                                              Inside the stadium, the Madison                                                     but sought to reclaim them by showing them a better focus for their
                                                                                         of a loved one on the new                life. While the encounter ends there, I want to believe that it turned
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      Bro. Joseph B. Harker                                                         Bro. John A. Benedict                                               Michael A. DeWolf, PGM
    Most Worshipful Grand Master of                                                  R.W. Grand Treasurer                                                R.W. Grand Secretary
                                                                                                                                                            Grand Lodge of Wisconsin
              Masons in Wisconsin                                                    Grand Lodge of Wisconsin

                                 Congratulations,                                                                                                       Congratulations
                                                                              Congratulations on
                                   Brother Joe!                                                                                                           Bro. Mike!
                                                                                  reelection                                                           We appreciate all you
                                 We are very proud
                                                                                Brother John!                                                          do for the Masons of
                                     of you!                                                                                                                Wisconsin
                                                                                    The Brethren of
                                     Your Brothers of                                                                                                      Wauwatosa
                                   Mineral Point                                Oregon Lodge
                                                                                                                                                         Lodge No. 267
                                   Lodge No. 1                                     No. 151
                                                                                                                                                           West Allis

Wisconsin Masonic Leaders Honored                                                                                     NOTES FROM THE GRAND LECTURER
                                                                                                                                 By Brother Kenneth C. Gorgen
                                                                                                                    My Brothers,
                                                                                                                        In the next few months I am going to talk about the circumambula-
                                                                                                                    tion lessons or lectures. This month’s article is part one of a two part
                                                                                                                    talk on the Entered Apprentice lesson.
                                                                                                                       Recently the Rite of Circumambulation, that is the act of moving
                                                                                                                    around a sacred object, was discussed. As a review, this is the practice
                                                                                                                    of walking around an object in a clockwise direc-
                                                                                                                    tion. The object in the center of the circular walk
                                                                                                                    is always kept to the right of the individual(s) per-
                                                                                                                    forming the circumambulation. It is an ancient rit-
                                                                                                                    ual that dates back to some of our oldest civiliza-
                                                                                                                    tions and denotes the holding of the object in the
                                                                                                                    center to be sacred. The motion is emblematic of
                                                                                                                    the clockwise movement of the sun across the sky
                                                                                                                    as the Earth rotates on it axis. It rises in the East to
                                                                                                                    start the day, swings to the South to display all the
                                                                                                                    beauty of the day and majesty of its radiance, and
                                                                                                                    sets in the West at the close of the day.
                                                                                                                       The Rite of Circumambulation is not a religious
                                                                                                                    rite as much as it is more for good luck. It should Kenneth C. Gorgen
                                                                                                                    also be noted that to circumambulate in a counter-        Grand Lecturer
                                                                                                                    clockwise direction or widdershins is to put a
                                                                                                                    curse on the object in the center. In this movement the object in the
                                                                                                                    center is kept to the left.
                                                                                                                       One of the first tasks performed by the candidate is to circumambu-
                                                                                                                    late the lodge room. In the center is the Book of Laws, Square, and
                                                                                                                    Compasses. The implication of this rite is not only for all the sideliners
                                                                                                                    to get a good look at the candidate, but also to denote that the objects
                                                                                                                    in the center of this circular walk are considered very important to us
                                                                                                                    as Masons.
                                                                                                                         However, this series of articles is not to rehash the rite, but to
                                                                                                                    address the words that are spoken as the movement progresses. We
                                                                                                                    call it the circumambulation lecture or lesson. Each lecture is composed
                                                                                                                    of Bible verses. The verses are printed in the cipher, but they can also
Six Wisconsin Freemasons were among a group of 162 to receive the Thirty-third Degree, the highest                  be found in the King James Version of the Bible and also many other
honor of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. The ceremony took place recently in Philadelphia during the annual              Books of Law. I will reference what is in the cipher, which comes from
meeting of the Scottish Rite Supreme Council. The degree is awarded for outstanding service to                      the King James Version. For the Entered Apprentice degree the
Freemasonry or for significant contributions to humanity that reflect credit upon the fraternity. The 2010          Chaplain recites Psalms 133: 1-3; for the Fellowcraft degree, it is
recipients were chosen from 15 northeastern and midwestern states that comprise the 200,000 member                  Amos 7: 7-8; and for the Master Mason degree, Ecclesiastes 12: 1-7.
Northern Jurisdiction of the United States. Front row (from left): Junior Grand Steward L. Arby                        Before going further, I am going to make a few clarifications for giv-
Humphrey, Acacia-Itasca Lodge No. 329; and Bro. Kenneth A. Pelo, Wisconsin Rapids Lodge No. 128.                    ing these lessons in the lodge room. The Chaplain should have each
Back row: Bro. Thomas J. Walton, Janesville-Western Star Lodge No. 55; Bro. J. Michael Koscinski,                   lecture down pat. It should be given from memory. Memorization will
                                                                                                                    not only help the Chaplain understand the lesson so that he delivers it
Freemasons Lodge No. 363; Bro. Walter F. Neumann, Eagle River Lodge No. 248; Bro. Robert W. Roth,                   well, but he can then speak loudly and clearly to the candidate rather
Freemasons Lodge No. 363.                                                                                           than reading to the cipher book. It is important for the candidate’s
                                                                                                                    education to clearly hear these lessons. Remember that the candidate’s
                                                                                                                    hearing is working overtime at this point to glean any information pos-
                                                                               Wisconsin Masons                     sible. It is important for the Chaplain to study the notes in the cipher
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                                                                                                                    the candidate makes his first stop at the Junior Warden’s station.
                                                                                  More than 1,500 Thirty-third         Now what about the actual lesson? Why do you think our Masonic
       Now Available – Online Ordering                                         Degree Masons and their ladies       fathers picked these verses for each degree?
                                                                               gathered in Philadelphia recently    Psalms 133:
  Please visit our updated website. Online ordering is now available for
                                                                               for the annual meeting of              Verse 1. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to
  your shopping convenience. Browse through the many items available
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  Catalogs may be downloaded online or e-mail a request for a printed             The Supreme Council is the                     upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the
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                                                                               Northeast and Midwest states of                   the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the
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                                                                                  Among those in attendance           This psalm is believed to have been written by King David. Israel had
                                                                               were Grand Masters from the          gone through many years of war with other nations and civil war with-
                                                                                                                    in itself. Brother Wade D. Bridges, P.M writes that David was finally
                                                                               state Grand Lodges within the        accepted and anointed as King over all of Israel. He was successful in
                                                                               jurisdiction and representatives     making Israel an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.
                                                                               from 26 Scottish Rite jurisdic-      Jerusalem became the religious center of his people. This helps us to
                                                                               tions around the world.              understand why David wrote this psalm. Israel was finally unified and
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                                                                               Thirty-third Degree at next year's   psalm explain that David wrote this passage to combat a practice
                                                                               meeting in Chicago on August         which threatened to destroy the traditional family structure of Israeli
                                                                               30, 2011.                            society. The tradition of family unity was being threatened by brothers
                                                                                  Masons from Wisconsin to          dividing their inheritance and going off on their own; leaving the fami-
                                                                               receive the degree are: Bro.         ly divided. David was encouraging brothers to remain together to keep
                                          Southeast                            Craig J. Cloutier, Bro. Frank T.
                                                                               Glowinski, Jr., Bro. Keith B.
                                                                                                                    the family's inheritance in the Holy Land intact. As Wade states, “Here
                                                                                                                    King David urges that the old custom is good and pleasant”.
                                         Wisconsin                             Krinke, Bro. Warren J. Krueger,
                                                                               Bro. Don G. Olds, Bro. Lester C.
                                                                                                                       If we fast forward to our fraternity of today, this peaceful unity is of
                                                                                                                    extreme importance to Masons as it is the cement which binds us
                                    York Rite Unity                            Paulson, Rite Worshipful Davey
                                                                               L. White, Jr., Deputy Grand
                                                                                                                    together. Instead of saying “behold”, we could replace it by saying,
                                                                                                                    observe, witness, see, take a look at, or view how good and pleasant it
                                                                                                                    is for brothers to dwell together in unity. It is that old tradition of unity
                                  Fall 2010 Festival                           Master of Masons in Wisconsin;
                                                                               and Bro. Franz D. Wiggert.           that keeps our Masonic family intact and strengthens our Masonic
                                                                                                                        Just as Brotherly love and keeping the family intact by unifying the

      Saturday, November 6, 2010                                                           Read the                 Israelites under David’s reign was a blessing for Israel so is Brotherly
                                                                                                                    Love and unity the foundation and a blessing for our Fraternity. The
                                                                                    Wisconsin                       message sent to us from the first verse of the psalm is telling us to take
         Lake Masonic Center                                                                                        pleasure and happiness from the harmony that exists among Masons
                                                                                  Masonic Journal                   and also exists in the solitude of the Lodge room. This is absolutely one
                                                                                                                    of the first messages that we want to get across to the new candidate.
                            Conferral of                                              on the Web                    We are literally priming him for what is coming. The primary purpose

     Commandery Orders                                                            for the Entered Apprentice is to learn, and we want him to learn that
                                                                                                                    Brotherly Love binds us together into the greatest fraternity the world
                                                                                                                    has ever known; a brotherhood that extends to every far-flung corner

     Red Cross and Malta
                                                                                                                    of the Earth. It is not surprising that our forefathers choose Psalms
                                                                                                                    133 to be one of the first lessons taught in the Entered Apprentice
                                                                                     HARDER                         Degree.
                                                                                                                        Stay tuned for part two in November when verses two and three are
    For information regarding a Chapter, Council, or                                 FUNERAL                        discussed. The lesson of Psalms 133 in its entirety fits so well with the
                                                                                                                    first degree in Masonry.
    Commandery in your area, please contact the
    Grand Recorder, SK Gary Parker, at 1-800-242-                                     HOME                              As always, I wish you much success in your degree work. Become
                                                                                                                    unrelenting at learning the work and performing it proficiently. Your
                                                                                                                    lodge will be proud of your accomplishment, and you will have the self-
    2307.                                                                            DEAN K. HARDER,                satisfaction of being able to teach the ritual to the new candidates.
                                                                                                                       Then we will all see more Light.
     For lunch reservation ($5) contact SK Mike                                    18700 West Capitol Drive
                                                                                  Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045
         Meyer,                                                 (262) 781-8350                Feedback and questions are always welcome. Contact Grand Lecturer Ken
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Eastern Star’s History of Generosity to the Masonic Home
        By William Barnes                 In 1905, Willard Van Brunt                When the old mansion was full
   Director of Development              made a gift of his 300 acre farm         with 10 residents, they had some
  It was 1900, Martha Yerkes, a         and buildings. This gift was worth       interesting rules. Everyone must
sister of the Eastern Star made         $75,000 and is now where the             help with the farm activities and
the first gift of a $5 Gold piece to    Masonic Home and Grand lodge             take a bath at least once a week.
start what is now Three Pillars,        reside.                                  Spitting on the floors was strictly
Wisconsin Masonic Home in                 The Grand Chapter of OES               prohibited.
Dousman.                                instituted a per capita tax of 5           In 1922 construction was begun
  Contributions flowed in to sup-       cents on its 16,500 members              on Van Brunt Hall. The Star
port a home for indigent Masons         then doubled it to 10 cents in           made a most generous donation
and their wives. The Star Home          1916. The Home fund then had             spending $83,000 on building
Association raised $2,688 by            $26,000, a very large amount of          and equipping a hospital. That
1905.                                   money during that time.                  hospital building today is the
                                                                                 Grand Lodge Center, housing the
                                                                                 offices of the Grand Lodge,
                                                                                 Grand Chapter of OES, and the
              “Caring to Grow”                                                   York Rite.
                                                                                     Willard Van Brunt wrote,
        Capital Campaign Gifts by the                                            “When I had knowledge that the
                                                                                 Sisters had rolled up their sleeves
                   Lodges                                                        and taken a hand, that was the
                                                                                 limit, for I well know that when
      Thank you for contributing over $38,000!                                   women get into the game there is
                                                                                 something doing.”
                Glenn L. Humphrey Lodge No. 364                                    Eastern Star has been generous
                     Dousman Lodge No. 315                                       in so many other ways. They
                                                                                 have contributed to the cost of
                West Allis Day Lite Lodge No. 358                                maintaining Star members, paid
                     Lafayette Lodge No. 265                                     for the air conditioning of Van
                      Ozaukee Lodge No. 17                                       Brunt Hall, held Christmas par-
                                                                                 ties and activities that continue
              Neosho-Mayville-Horicon Lodge No. 108                              today to enrich the lives of the
                      Waupun Lodge No. 48                                        residents.
                    Island City Lodge No. 330                                       The Eastern Star’s legacy of
                      Kenosha Lodge No. 47                                       generosity continues today with         Dousman Masonic Home early 1900s.
                                                                                 their support of current opera-
                  Kenosha Sunrise Lodge No. 359                                  tions, as well as their gifts to the    ing of a new Rehabilitation and      Masonic Home, 100 years of
                                                                                 “Caring to Grow” Capital                Wellness Centers at Three Pillars.   caring 1905 to 2005” please
   If your lodge would like a presentation about the Capital Campaign please     Campaign. The campaign is rais-           For more information or a copy     contact the Development Office
  call Director of Development, William Barnes at 262-527-4294.                  ing money to support the build-         of the booklet, “Wisconsin           at 262-965-2200.

                                                                                 “All Wisconsin Rusty Nail Degree”
           Support Your                                                          to be Conferred by Baraboo Lodge
         Wisconsin Masonic                                                               By Bro. Skip Blake
                                                                                   The officers and brothers of
                                                                                 Baraboo Lodge No. 34 are pleased
                                                                                                                           After seeing this degree other
                                                                                                                         lodges can then go and perform
                                                                                                                         the same at their lodges further
                                                                                                                                                              is also an ideal venue for this event.
                                                                                                                                                              It is centrally located, the facility is
                                                                                                                                                              large enough and has recently
             Charities                                                           to announce the first “All
                                                                                 Wisconsin Rusty Nail Degree”.
                                                                                                                         educating and encouraging atten-
                                                                                                                         dance from brothers who haven‘t
                                                                                                                                                              installed lift chairs.
                                                                                                                                                                  Contact Past District Lecturer
                                                                                   This event is open to all Masons      attended regularly.                  Edwin ‘Skip’ Blake at 608-356-
                                                                                 in good standing. It will be held at       The Masonic Center in Baraboo     1182 for more information.
     Plan for the future. Remember to include the                                the Baraboo Masonic Center, 108
    Wisconsin Masonic Charities in your will today.                              2nd Ave., on Wednesday, October
                                                                                 20.                                       -
                                                                                                                                              Fill Out, Clip and Mail Today
                                                                                    The evening begins at 6:30 with
     Memorials and Contributions                                                 a dinner of Jumbalaya, prepared
                                                                                 by an “Authentic Cajun” from Sauk
                                                                                 Prairie Lodge No. 113, with the
           Wisconsin Masonic Charities                                           assistance of Baraboo and sur-
                                                                                 rounding lodges followed by
             Gift Report for August                                              remarks from attending Grand
                                                                                 Lodge Officers. The degree will
                                                                                 begin at 7:30 with coffee and fel-
    Wisconsin Masonic Service and Assistance                                     lowship to follow.
                     Fund                                                          This event should provide a great
                         John & Dorajean Hein                                    time for all.
                                                                                    It has several purposes. First and
                                                                                 foremost is fellowship for all who
             Wisconsin Masonic Foundation                                        attend. Secondly, it will be educa-       Amount _____________________          Date_____________________
         Clear Lake Lodge, James Nestigen Estate, Nina Noyce                     tional and instructive for other
                                                                                 lodges.                                   Please acknowledge to: Name ______________________________
                                                                                   Baraboo has put on successful           Address _________________________________________________
                                                                                 Rusty Nail Degrees in the past. The
                   Wisconsin Masonic Home                                        degree is not long (about 15 to 20        City_______________________ State________           ZIP___________
  John Birkett, T.C. Borgwardt, William & Barbara Braman, Margaret               minutes). There are no long lec-
 Hannover, James Hansen, Richard Hansen, Albert W. Huelsman, Island              tures, just explanations of signs
                                                                                                                           Make your check payable to The Wisconsin Masonic Home
  City Lodge, Suzanne Korth, John Maiwald, William Morrisey, Edward              grips and words. For those who
                                                                                 have yet to see this degree, it’s a            and mail to: The Wisconsin Masonic Charities
  Noe, T.M. O'Toole, Timothy & Lisa O'Toole, Ernest Retzlaff, Brian &            great way to reintroduce brothers        36275 Sunset Drive, Dousman, WI 53118 • Phone 262-965-
         Louise Tischendorf, United Way of Greater Milwaukee                     to all the signs grips and words                2200 • E-mail:
                                                                                 they may have forgotten.

   Bro. Donald W. Hensiak                                                      Bro. Ralph L. Behlke                                          Bro. Scott E. Pedley
        Senior Grand Steward                                                      District 9 Deputy                                            District 8 Deputy
       Grand Lodge of Wisconsin                                                Grand Lodge of Wisconsin                                     Grand Lodge of Wisconsin
                                  Brother Don                                                                                                                        Congratulations
                                     on your                                                        Congratulations                                                      on your
                                 appointment as                                                         on your                                                      appointment as
                                  Senior Grand                                                      appointment as
                                                                                                                                                                    District 8 Deputy!
                                    Steward!                                                       District 9 Deputy!
                                                                                                                                                                   From your Brothers of
                                   Your Brothers of                                                From your Brothers of
                                  Lake Lodge                                                       Jefferson County
                                   No. 189                                                            Lodge No. 9                                                    Lodge No. 25
                                                                                                           Jefferson                                                       Shullsburg

                                                                                                                         WISCONSIN MASONIC JOURNAL - OCTOBER - PAGE 5
         News Events from the Lodges
Argyle Lodge Raises Two New
Brothers in Open Air Lodge

                                                                                                                 Bro. Arden Mikich celebrates 50 years
                                                                                                                 Hurley Lodge No. 237, Mercer, recently honored Past Master Arden
                                                                                                                 Mikich, formally of Minocqua, for 50 years of service. Worshipful
                                                                                                                 Master Jack Reed (left) presented a 50 year pin, and certificate to Bro.
                                                                                                                 Mikich. He was raised March 6, 1959 in Hurley Lodge. Bro. Mikich,
                                                                                                                 is presently Secretary/Treasurer and Chairman of the Lodge Trustees.
                                                                                                                 He is also active in initiating a fund raising effort for the construction
                                                                                                                 of a new lodge building for Hurley Lodge at Mercer. Bro. Mikich was
                                                                                                                 instrumental in the reactivation of Island City Lodge No. 330 in
                                                                                                                 Minocqua in 2000. He was appointed it's first Master, by the Grand
                                                                                                                 Lodge of Wisconsin. Bro. Mikich served the Grand Lodge as District
                                                                                                                 8 Deputy before the reorganization to 12 districts.
                                                                                                                                               Submitted by Bro Jack R. Reed, Master
Deputy Grand Master Davey L. White, Jr., presents the illustrated lecture in the third section
of the Master Mason Degree to Bros. Stephan “Pete” Johnson and Bryan Strommen during
the Open Air Lodge next to the pond on Bros. Karl and Jerry Gant’s property in rural
Blanchardville.                                                                Photo by Rich Rygh
                                                                                                                 Keystone Lodge Provides
          By Rich Rygh               Brethren from Illinois.              called to order by PGM Wilke
                                                                                                                 Funding for Another AED
  Two miles off the road in a          The Lodge was opened by Bro.       and Bro. Jerry Gant presented
beautiful valley in rural            Ed Grabow, Past Master of Smith      the historical lecture and District
Blanchardville, an Open Air          Lodge No. 31, Monroe at 10:00        Chaplain David R. Ritchie pre-
Lodge was conducted by Argyle        a.m.                                 sented Bros. Strommen and
Lodge 178, on September 11.             Past Grand Master John W.         Johnson with their aprons and
  The drive into the valley along    Wilke assumed the East as King       Bibles.
rock outcroppings and a mean-        Solomon with Bro. Robert                Deputy Grand Master Davey L.
dering stream on a single lane       Markham in the West for the sec-     White, Jr., presented the illustrat-
dirt road ended at a recreational    ond section conferral for Bros.      ed lecture using a chart and gave
trailer with a huge porch over-      Strommen and Johnson.                the charge of the Master Mason
looking a large pond. A place          PGM Wilke gave a little history    Degree.
certainly free of cowans and         and infor mation on King                The Brethren congratulated the
eavesdroppers.                       Solomon’s Temple after the sec-      new Master Masons and the
  Owners of the property Bros.       ond section. The temple covered      Deputy Grand Master conveyed
Karl and Jerry Gant, Past            2 1/2 square miles and there         the greetings of Grand Master
Masters of Argyle Lodge, hosted      were 80,000 EAs and FCs.             Joseph B. Harker.
the event.                           Searching the several apartments         The lodge was closed by
   The Lodge was setup down by       of the temple and taking roll call   Brethren from Illinois, with
the pond for the conferral of the    was no small task and would take     District Deputy Grand Master
second and third sections of the     days to complete.                    Richard Lyons, Grand Lodge of
Master Mason Degree on Bros.            The Lodge was called informal     Illinois, A. F. & A. M. in the East.   Past Master Derek Hand of Keystone Lodge No. 263, Hayward, pre-
Bryan Strommen and Stephan           and the Brethren retired to the
                                                                                                                 sents a check to Connie Graf of Indianhead Action Agency Head
“Pete” Johnson.                      huge porch for lunch. It was a
   The damp misty mor ning           delicious lunch including home         See more photos of the               Start, for the purchase of an AED. Standing behind are: Dennis Zajac,
turned into a beautiful sunny day,   grown tomatoes and the finest          Argyle Open Air Lodge                Master; Al Heinkel, Senior Warden; and John Sigafus, Secretary.
with over thirty five Brethren in    limburger cheese from Monroe.               on page 12.                     Keystone Lodge has provided seven AEDs to the Hayward area.
attendance including several            After lunch, the Lodge was                                                                       Submitted by Bro. Kevin Fischer, Newshawk

Wisconsin and Illinois Masons Gather for Bro. Marra’s Master Mason Degree
                                                                           By District Deputy John Marra         from District 11 and beyond who         Due to the large number of
                                                                            District 11 Deputy John Marra        made the trip to take part in this    Brothers attending, the degree
                                                                          was honored and privileged on          memorable Masonic event.              was conferred in Batavia Lodge
                                                                          August 21 to assist in the raising       Several Illinois Brethren and       which has a larger facility.
                                                                          of his youngest son, Brian R.          Grand Lodge Officers from the           It was a wonderful experience
                                                                          Marra at Batavia Lodge No. 404         State of Illinois participated and    for Bro. Brian and his father
                                                                          in Batavia, Ill.                       conferred the degree.                 District Deputy John Marra and
                                                                            He was also honored to have            Bro. Brian is a member of           an great day of fellowship
                                                                          present with him a lar ge              Geneva Lodge No. 139 of               between the Brethren of Illinois
                                                                          Wisconsin contingent of Brothers       Geneva, Ill.                          and Wisconsin.

District 11 Deputy John P. Marra and his son Brian R.
Marra, new Master Mason of Geneva Lodge No. 139,                          Brethren from Wisconsin and Illinois at Batavia Lodge No. 404, Batavia, Ill., for the confer-
Geneva, Ill.                                                              ral of the Master Mason degree on Bro. Brian Marra.

Eagle River Outdoor Master Mason Degree
                                                                                  By Bro. Scott Bishop             Brotherly love and affection was     to be a Master Mason in the
                                                                              Eagle River Lodge No. 248 con-     in full force and it was a great day   remote Northwoods.
                                                                             ferred an outdoor Master Mason
                                                                             degree at the DeMolay Camp at
                                                                             Oatmeal Lake, in Oneida
                                                                             County, on August 21.
                                                                              Aaron Lifschultz was raised to
                                                                             the sublime degree in the beauti-
                                                                             ful Northwoods.
                                                                              The brothers spent several days
                                                                             getting the grounds ready for the
                                                                             degree. Past Grand Master Carl
                                                                             Wussow was instrumental in
                                                                             arranging the work crews and
                                                                             preparing the food.
                                                                              Past Master Scott Bishop was
                                                                             the degree director and was very
                                                                             proud of the work his brothers
                                                                              Bro. Aaron Lifschultz’s Fellow-
                                                                             craft examination was outstand-
                                                                             ing and he was a great candidate.
                                                                             He personally went around and
                                                                             let the attending brothers intro-
                                                                             duce themselves.                    Bro. Richard Mitchell in the East during the second section.

Worshipful Master Jim Carey III, new Master Mason Aaron
Lifschultz and his poster Scott Bishop.

Bro. Dave Lesemen Visits
Home Lodge After 57 Years

                                                                             Brothers attending the outdoor Master Mason Degree at Eagle River, Kneeling (from left to
                                                                             right): Bob Corriveau, Jim Dakof, Don Meetz, Al Jurgens. First row: Past Grand Master Carl
                                                                             Wussow, Past Grand Master Roger Magoon, Past Grand Master George Wallinger, Karl
                                                                             McDonald, Roger Tesch, Worshipful Master Jim Carey III, Aaron Lifschultz, Don Eaglesham,
                                                                             George Welnetz, Hank Hosterman, Bob Echert, Kevin Hemp, Second row: Richard Reilly,
                                                                             Bob Beck, Al Rousseau, Thomas Foerster, Richard Mitchell, Lawrence Mueller, Scott Bishop,
                                                                             Gordon Kollauf, Gabriel Koltz, Bob Bateman, Kurt Lemke, Ted Walker, Scott Kellogg, Ken


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                                                                                                    Capital Campaign
                                                                                              Needs Your Support!
Dave Leseman, left, receives a Northwestern Lodge cap from
                                                                                                                                                             Schmidt &
Don Eggens and Worshipful Master Dave Finley, right.
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       By Bro. Milt Helmer            after participated in his degree.        Wisconsin Masonic Journal                                                  A Friend to the Family
    It was a long time since he          During his 21 years with the                                                                                           Grant Schmidt
attended lodge in Prescott,           Army, Bro. Leseman attended              The Number 1 Source for Reaching the Masons of Wisconsin                          774-5010
    For Brother Dave Leseman of
                                      lodges in Ger many, Massa-
                                      chusetts, Virigina, Geor gia,
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                                                                                                                                                              • Mequon • Mukwonago
Crowley, Texas, the return to his     Oklahoma, Texas and the                 Phone 262-965-3979          E-mail:                • Menomonee Falls • Sussex
parent lodge in Wisconsin took        Philippines. But the most inter-                                                                                    • Whitefish Bay • Oconomowoc
57 years. He was raised a Master      esting lodge visit, according to
Mason in Northwestern Lodge           Bro. Lesman, was a trip to the
No. 105, Prescott, on November        Scotland and attending Scotland
10, 1951 and had not been back        Lodge No. 1. According to Bro.
in his lodge since 1953.              Dave, the Scottish Masons were
    Bro. Leseman, who carries         dressed in kilts and played bag-
himself with a self confident style   pipes while they filed into their
that comes from a 21 year career      chairs. The lodge was not con-
in the Army, made a trip back         vened until all had made their for-
home to visit relatives and timed     mal entrance.
the visit so he could attend lodge       In October of 1968, Bro.
in his hometown of Prescott.          Dave took a job in Texas and
    After his introduction to the     became a plural member of
attending        brothers        of   Lodge No. 1439 in Crowley,
Northwester n Lodge, on               Texas. He served several years as
Wednesday, September 1, Bro.          Master of his lodge and is the
Leseman gave a brief recap of his     holder of the Golden Trowel for
life growing up in Prescott and       his Masonic work.
his long and storied career. He         Bro. Leseman said there are 27
attended school right next door       lodges in the greater Fort Worth
to the Lodge at the old Malone        area.
School. His entire family was            After Lodge was closed, Bro.
very involved in Freemasonry.         Leseman was presented with a
When he was raised, many of his       Northwestern Lodge cap from
family participated in the degree     long time Masons Don Eggens
work. Bro. Malone, the man his        and Worshipful Master Dave
school was eventually named           Finley as a token of his visit.

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                                                                                                        WISCONSIN MASONIC JOURNAL - OCTOBER 2010 - PAGE 7
    Past Grand Master Donald E. Krueger
                                        Arnold A. and Lorraine (nee       Lodge committees and will be
                                        Pfieffer) Krueger.                remembered for over 30 years
                                            He     graduated      from    service on the Grand Lodge
                                        Burlington High School and        Personnel         Committee,
                                        Carroll College. Bro. Krueger     Masonic Home Personnel
                                        was employed by the               Committee and the Wisconsin
                                        Northwester n Mutual Life         Masonic Board of Welfare.
                                        Insurance Company in                 Bro. Krueger was the
                                        Milwaukee until his retirement    Executive Secretary of the
                                        in 1976.                          Masonic Relief Association of
                                          He served a President of the    the United States and
                                        Board of Trustees of Racine       Canada. He was the first
                                        County Hospital and as            Executive Director of the
                                        President of the Wisconsin        Wisconsin Masonic Founda-
                                        Board of Directors of County      tion and the Masonic Medical
                                        Hospitals. He was active in       Foundation of Wisconsin, Inc.
                                        the First Congregational          He started the Development
                                        Church and has served on the      Office and initiated the Grand
                                        Racine County Social Services     Master’s visits to Florida and
                                        Board of Directors.               Arizona.
                                           He was a 57 year member          Surviving are his wife of 71
           Bro. Donald E.               of Waukesha Lodge No. 37          years, Lila; daughter Kathleen
                                        serving as Master in 1961. He     Merrill (and former husband
           Krueger, PGM                 was also a member of              Michael); half-brother Arnold
                1969-1970               Burlington Lodge No. 28.          Jr. of California and many
                                        Bro. Krueger was elected          other relatives and friends.
      Bro. Donald E. Krueger,           Grand Master of Masons in             Private Services were held
     PGM, of Tampa, Florida,            Wisconsin in 1969.                for the family.
     passed away Sept. 12, 2010           Grand Master Krueger insti-        Memorials may be made to
     at the age of 94.                  tuted the Grand Lodge’s Long      the Masonic Medical Fund of             Bro Lorne Vokes proudly displays his 50 year certificate,
       He was born in Milwaukee,        Range Planning Committee.         Wisconsin, 36275 Sunset                 behind him are his wife Mona and District Deputy Chris
     Wis., on May 26, 1916, to          He served on many Grand           Drive, Dousman, WI 53118.               Hirthe.

                                                                                                                  News from Crandon Lodge No. 287
                                                                                                                     By Bro. John McCulloch            hosted their first ever open
Wisconsin Masonic Home, Inc. Presents Leadership                                                                   Crandon Lodge No. 287 recog-        house. It was planned to coincide
                                                                                                                  nized 50 year member Lorne           with the community “Art In The
Achievement Awards to Bros. Moore and Gorsuch                                                                     Vokes on September 14. Bro.          Park” event. Tours were conduct-
                                                                                                                  Vokes was raised on November         ed, questions answered and three
                                                                                                                  24, 1960 in Port Huron Lodge         young men requested petitions.
                                                                                                                  No. 58, Port Huron, Michigan.        One has already been returned.
                                                                                                                  He affiliated with Crandon Lodge       The Lodge will be hosting the
                                                                                                                  on June 8, 1995.                     AARP defensive driving course
                                                                                                                    On September 18, the Lodge         for seniors on November 4.

                                                                                                                  Forest Lodge honors 50 year members
Pictured (from left): Grand Master of Masons in Wisconsin Joseph B. Harker, Wisconsin
Masonic Home Board Chair; Past Grand Master Robert E. Moore; Bro. Robert Gorsuch; and                             Forest Lodge No. 130, Wausau, honored two 50 year members on
Bro. Mark Strautman, Three Pillars President and CEO.                                                             September 15. Bro. Mark Magnuson (left) was raised on April 24,
                                                                                                                  1957 and Bro. Don Weinkauf (right) was raised on May 18, 1960.
  By Karla Branham Shaw                and the Outreach Committee          lifestyle and clinical needs in a      The two Brothers are pictured with Bro. Joe Barlow, Master.
  Executive Assistant, Three Pillars   Chair from 2008 until 2010.         residential setting; the soon to
  The Wisconsin Masonic Home,          Bro. Gorsuch served as a Board      open        Hickory          Suites
Inc. presented Leadership              Member from 2001 thru 2010          Rehabilitation, which will provide
Achievement Awards on                  and the Finance and Audit           intensive, short-term care; and
September 11, to MWB Robert            Committee Chair 2004 until          Three       Pillars      Wellness
E. Moore, Past Grand Master,           2010.                               Connection, which will extend
and Bro. Robert Gorsuch for              During these years, Three         the quality of life we provide
their outstanding and dedicated        Pillars added important new ser-    beyond our campus boundaries
leadership to the Wisconsin            vice enhancements including: the    and into the senior community
Masonic Home Board.                    Compass Point Catered Living        at-large.
  Bro. Moore served as a Board         program, which allows seniors          The staff and residents are
Member from 2004 thru 2010             greater flexibility in balancing    grateful to Bro. Moore and Bro.
                                                                           Gorsuch for their leadership
                                                                           which has helped this organiza-
Wilmot Lodge No. 241 Presents                                              tion remain faithful to its century-
                                                                           long tradition of values while at
Assistance to The Sharing Center                                           the same time securing a com-
                                                                           petitive position to remain at the
       By Bro. Mike Wood                                                   forefront of senior services for
  The Brethren of Wilmot Lodge                                             the next hundred years.
presented a check for $1,000.00
to The Sharing Center in                                                   Promote your
Paddock Lake, on July 30.
  The donation was raised at
Wilmot Lodge's Annual "Ride To
                                                                           Lodge Events                           Theater receives token of appreciation
Raise The Roof Over Poverty",                                                 Send infor mation on your           Members of River Falls Lodge No.109 presented the Falls Theatre
and will be used to provide relief                                         upcoming Lodge events to the           with a token of their appreciation for helping promote Freemasonry
for those residents of the                                                 Wisconsin Masonic Journal to be        in River Falls. The award was presented after their meeting on
Westosha Area who find them-                                               included in the calendar. Send         September 21. The theatre donated several months of promotional
selves in dire circumstances.                                              items by the 15th of the month         announcements in their commercial openings. The announcements
 Pictured at the presentation are,                                         previous to the event. E-mail          were part of a multi level marketing plan implemented during Bro.
from left to right, wearing                                               Kilic's year as Master in 2009. Bro. Steve Schwartz (left), Master, pre-
Masonic baseball caps, Bro. Mike                                           or mail to Rich Rygh, Editor,          sented the plaque to Michelle "Mickey" Maher of the Falls Theatre; at
Rozario and Worshipful Master                                              5823 Madsen Circle, Oregon,            right is Ozcan Kilic, Past Master of River Falls Lodge.
Bill Hahnfeldt.                                                            WI 53575.                                                                              Photo by Bro. Milt Helmer

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West Bend Lodge Sponsoring                                                                                        Zor Shrine to Host
Dickens “A Christmas Carol”                                                                                       Halloween Party
   “A Christmas Carol” is truly a    chance for the Masonic Lodge to         during intermission at “Dickens
part of our American Christmas       bring a special gift to the county’s    Pub” in the lower level of the          Mark your calendar, and get       awarded for best overall costume,
heritage – a play that for all of    Christmas Celebration.”                 Lodge building.                      your costume ready for the final     most original costume, scariest
the romantic and sentimental          The char m of the Masonic                 Between the production staff,     membership party of the year to      costume and best candidate cos-
reasons of the season, people        Lodge production of “A                  and cast members, about 50 to        be held on October 30, at the        tume.
want to share with friends and       Christmas Carol” will begin even        70 people will be involved in this   Zor Shrine Center, 575 Zor              The cost for this festive event
family again and again.              before patrons enter the lobby.         production. Nancy Storrs is          Shrine Place, Madison.               will be $30.00 per couple, or
   West Bend Lodge No. 138           Exterior décor, and greeters will       Production Manager.                    The emphasis of the party will     $15.00 per individual, but for
leads the way as the presenting      immerse theater goers in a                 Audiences can embrace “A          be on membership, and showing        prospective members, the cost is
sponsor for West Bend’s produc-      Dickensonian feel, with décor,          Christmas Carol” as the feel-        our guests how much fun we           half price, $15.00 per couple or
tion of “A Christmas Carol” in       holiday carolers, music and             good, harbinger of the season.       have as Shriners, in addition to     $7.50 per individual.
2010. Nick Mueller, Master of        ambiance. Members of the                Slated for each weekend from         having a great time with Nobles,        See reservation form below.
West Bend Lodge, says, “We’re        Masonic Lodge will offer Mulled         November 26 through December         their Ladies and honoring our        Please send your reservation with
excited to be able to bring this     Cider, and “Treats of the Season”       12, the production will be staged    Potentate Joe Thompson and           your check made payable to Zor
event to the community, it’s a       for sale before performances and        in all it’s Christmas glory – with   Lady Julie.                          Shrine and mail to: Zor Shrine
                                                                             Dickens costumes, music, and           The evening of social fun begins   Center, 575 Zor Shrine Place,
                                                                             theatrical special effects putting   at 5:00 p.m. in Hankwitz Hall.       Madison, WI 53719. The dead-
                                                                             people literally in the “Spirit of     Eats and treats consisting of a    line is October 15.
        The Officers of Baraboo Lodge No. 34 Present                         Christmas.”                          hors d’oeuvre buffet will begin at     Housing will be at the Hampton
                                                                               For additional information, con-   6:00 p.m. and will continue until    Inn & Suites located at 483
                                The                                          tact Nancy Storrs at 262-305-
                                                                             9613, or visit the website
                                                                                                                  the treats are gone.
                                                                                                                     A short program by Bob
                                                                                                                                                       Commerce Dr. (one half mile
                                                                                                                                                       from Zor next to the Princeton
        All Wisconsin                                                        Attention
                                                                                                                  Calverly, membership chairman,
                                                                                                                  will be held from 7:30 to 8:00.
                                                                                                                     The musical entertainment
                                                                                                                  starting at 8:00 is being provided
                                                                                                                                                       Athletic Club). Guests should call
                                                                                                                                                       the hotel directly at 608-271-
                                                                                                                                                       0200 and mention “Zor
                                                                                                                                                       Shriners” to get the Shrine rate.
       Rusty Nail Degree                                                       Grand Secretary Michael A.
                                                                             DeWolf, PGM, will giving
                                                                                                                  by “Hovie the D.J.” Bring your
                                                                                                                  dancing shoes as the party and
                                                                                                                  music will go until midnight.
                                                                                                                                                       Do not call their nation wide 800
                                                                                                                                                          Call the Zor Shrine office at
                 Open to All Masons in Good Standing                                                                 Costumes aren’t required but      608-833-6343 if you have any
                                                                             advanced instruction on the          encouraged. Door Prizes will be      questions.
                                                                             MORI system at many of the
      Wednesday, October 20                                                  District Meetings. Watch for
                                                                             meeting infor mation coming
                                                                             from your District Deputy.                        ZOR SHRINERS HALLOWEEN PARTY
     For those who have yet to see this degree, it’s a great                   The following meetings are                          Zor Shrine Center Madison
     way to reintroduce brothers to all the signs, grips and                 scheduled: District 7, Oct. 13;                         Saturday, October 30
                words they may have forgotten.                               District 3, Oct. 16; District 11,
                                                                             Oct. 20; and District 4, Oct. 30.      Noble_________________________Lady_________________________
         6:30 p.m. Dinner of Jumbalaya
                                                                                                                    Guest_________________________ Lady________________________
    Prepared by an “Authentic Cajun” from Sauk Prairie Lodge No. 113
                                                                                Wisconsin                           Guest__________________________Lady_________________________
               Degree will begin at 7:30
                                                                             Masonic Charities                      Reserve Meals for:
                                                                                    William H. Barnes               Noble & Lady @ 15.00 per person No____ Amount $________
         Baraboo Masonic Center                                                  Director of Development            Guest & Lady @ $7.50 per person No____ Amount $________
                      108 2nd Ave., Baraboo                                                                                    Please send check (payable to Zor Shrine) to
                                                                                        Erika Miller
                                                                                                                                Zor Shrine Center, 575 Zor Shrine Place
           Contact Bro. Edwin ‘Skip’ Blake at 608-356-1182                         Dev. Office Coordinator
                                                                                                                                           Madison, WI 53719
                        for more information.                         
                                                                                                                                          Deadline: October 15

    Bro. Davey L. White, Jr.                                            Bro. John W. Krinke                                      Bro. Kenneth C. Gorgen
   R.W. Deputy Grand Master                                                     Grand Marshal                                               Grand Lecturer
        Grand Lodge of Wisconsin                                            Grand Lodge of Wisconsin                                    Grand Lodge of Wisconsin
                                Bro. Davey, on                      Congratulations
                                                                       on your                                                   Congratulations
                              your installation as
                                Deputy Grand                        appointment as                                                 Bro. Ken!
                                    Master!                         Grand Marshal!
                                From Your Proud                                                                                      Your Brothers of
                                                                        Your Brothers of
                                   Brothers at                                                                                       McKinley
                                Warren Lodge                                                                                      Lodge No. 307
                                   No. 4                            Lodge No. 37
                                       Potosi                               Waukesha

     Bro. Dennis V. Siewert                                             Bro. Daniel L. Slavik                                      Bro. William Beetcher
    R.W. Senior Grand Warden                                        R.W. Junior Grand Warden                                           Senior Grand Deacon
                                                                                                                                        Grand Lodge of Wisconsin
          Grand Lodge of Wisconsin                                          Grand Lodge of Wisconsin

                              Congratulations,                                                                                     Congratulations
                              Brother Dennis!
                                                                       We’re proud                                                    Brother Bill
                                                                       of you Dan!                                                      on your
                                 Your Lodge is                                                                                   appointment as Senior
                                 proud of you!                                                                                      Grand Deacon!
                                                                       Your Brothers of
                                Theodore                            Waterloo                                                        From your Brothers
                                Roosevelt                          Lodge No. 63                                                   Landmark Lodge
                              Lodge No. 322                                 Waterloo
                                                                                                                                          No. 244
                                    Green Bay                                                                                             Frederic

                                                                Bro. Henry Rogers Incorporated Masonic
                                                                Symbolism into Hearthstone House
                                                                        By Bro. Chad Wolf
                                                                      Waverly Lodge No. 51
                                                                  One of the goals of Masonry is
                                                                the life long quest for More Light.
                                                                Some brothers not only think it
                                                                and live it; they incorporate
                                                                Masonry into the fabric of build-
                                                                ings, and temples.
                                                                  In 1882 a brother in Appleton,
                                                                Wisconsin had an opportunity to
                                                                not only live the concept of seek-
                                                                ing more light, he achieved it.
                                                                 Brother Henry J. Rogers and
                                                                other members of Waverly Lodge
                                                                partnered together and financed
                                                                buying the newest and latest
                                                                technology of the time; an inven-
                                                                tion of Thomas Edison’s called
                                                                Hydroelectricity.                     The radiant sun is depicted above the main entrance, corre-
Bro. Chad Wolf points out the symbols at the main entrance                                            sponding to the Junior Wardens window inside the Main
to Hearthstone House.                                             Brother Rogers had a vision and
                                                                an opportunity for what would         Entrance.
                                                                become a world first in history.
                                                                Within a matter of a few years,
                                                                Rogers had built a large mansion
                                                                outfitted with electricity and
                                                                Edison light bulbs.
                                                                 The story of electricity is very
                                                                well documented, and is the
                                                                focus of the home currently the
                                                                Hearthstone House Museum.
                                                                The story that is not so well docu-
                                                                mented is the hidden symbols
                                                                incorporated in the fabric of the
                                                                home itself.
                                                                  Brother Rogers not only
                                                                obtained more light through elec-
                                                                tricity, but has achieved creating
                                                                a treasure map of symbolism in
                                                                the home that allows the visitor a    Depiction of the radiating full moon above door that corre-
                                                                visual quest to seek more light       sponds with stain glass window of female Egyptian Moon
                                                                while walking through.                Goddess Tanit
                                                                  Through wood work, floor tiles,
                                                                and stained glass, Brother Rogers     technology, but also the quest for   and see how it stands as a testa-
                                                                made available many interesting       More Light in Masonry.               ment of past brothers contribu-
                                                                clues as to the homes secret            The Hearthstone House Mu-          tions to society, the richer our
                                                                meaning. H. J. Rogers knew his        seum is open weekly for tours. If    own Masonic history will become
                                                                technological mansion would be        you are a Brother Mason and          in Wisconsin.
                                                                viewed and visited as long as it      interested in hidden symbols and         The Hearthstone Historic
                                                                stood, and he wanted all who          meanings, this is a must see         House Museum is located in
                                                                entered to know it was not only a     when in the Fox Valley area.         Appleton at 625 W. Prospect.
                                                                symbol of great achievement and         The Hearthstone Museum is            More information is available at
                                                                                                      also currently seeking support in or
                                                                                                      keeping Brother Rogers search        call 920-730-8204.
                                                                                                      for More Light alive. The more
                                                                                                      our current brothers can learn        Photos by Bro. Chad Wolf
Visitors get a view of the stained glass window depicting the                                         about this historical landmark,            and Rich Rygh
Knights Templar Cross upon entering the main hallway.

The sun window on the fourth floor landing allowing light
access down the stairway to the grand hallway. The sun at
Meridian Height shows through the square and triangle win-

                                                                Junior War den’s window
                                                                (inside main entrance) with
                                                                the sun rising in the east, hit-
                                                                ting Meridian height, and
                                                                then setting in the west.

At the main entrance are two pillars, with the roof of the
Temple above.

                                                                                           WISCONSIN MASONIC JOURNAL - OCTOBER 2010 - PAGE 11
Argyle Open
Air Lodge

Bro. Karl Gant welcomes PGM John         Bro. Ed Grabow opens the Lodge next to the pond on the Gant property in rural Blanchardville. (See
W. Wilke.                                story on page 6.)

                                                                       Deputy Grand Master Davey L. White, Jr., gives the charge to New
                                                                       Master Masons Bryan Strommen (left) and Stephan “Pete” Johnson.

 Senior Deacon Mike Mudrey displays the Holy Bible, Square
 and Compasses as Junior Warden, District Deputy Scott
 Pedley, looks on during the opening of the Lodge.

                                                               Photos by
                                                               Rich Rygh     Illinois Brethren from Plum River Lodge No. 554, Stockton, (from
                                                                             left) Lynn Lyons, Richard Williams and Duane Schubert.

                                                                     District Deputy Grand Master
                                                                     Richard Lyons, Grand Lodge of
                                                                     Illinois, A. F. & A. M. and fellow
Bro. Jerry Gant gives the historical account of the Master           Brethren from Illinois closed the        Sea-faring man Bill Smith con-
Mason Degree.                                                        Lodge.                                   fronts the ruffians.

                                                                                   WISCONSIN MASONIC JOURNAL - OCTOBER 2010 - PAGE 12
                                                                             Stated Communications           for the Traveling Mason in Wisconsin

              Adams                                   Brookfield                                   Durand                                   Hartford                                   Madison                                  Minocqua
     Adams Lodge No. 332               McKinley Lodge No. 307                           Durand-Pepin Lodge No. 149                  Hartford Lodge No. 120                      Madison Lodge No. 5                     Island City Lodge No. 330
 148 S. Grant • 608-339-2126 (Sec) 4550 N. Pilgrim Rd. • 262-781-9907                  203 W. Main St. • 715-672-8052 (Sec)       147 N. Rural St. • 262-673-4045           301 Wisconsin Ave. • 608-256-0793         7529 Hwy 51 South • 715-277-2810
 Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.                  Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.           Meet 2nd Monday, 7 p.m.                Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.       (Sec.) • Meet 1st Wednesday, 10 a.m.
      Dark January & February               Dark July & August                                 Dark July & August                       Dark July & August                    Meet 1st Thursday July & August                     Meets all year

               Albany                                 Brookfield                                Eagle River                                 Hayward                                  Manitowoc                                   Mondovi
         Albany Lodge No. 36                 Myron Reed No. 297                           Eagle River Lodge No. 248                 Keystone Lodge No. 263                     Manitowoc Lodge No. 65                Buffalo River Masonic Lodge No. 252
   205 N. Water St. • 608-862-3227 4550 N Pilgrim Rd. • 262-780-0176                     610 E. Division • 715-479-8646          10629 Main St. • 715-634-8735 (Sec)        810 Chicago St. • 920-793-3473 (Sec)      245 S. Franklin • 715-797-3261 (Sec)
(Sec) • Meet 1st & 3rd Wed., 7:30 p.m. Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.                  Meet 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m.              Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m.            Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.      Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
           Dark July & August                 Dark July and August                               Meets All Year                         Dark July & August                           Dark July & August                        Dark July & August

                Antigo                                Burlington                                 Eau Claire                                  Hudson                                   Marinette                                   Monroe
        Antigo Lodge No. 231                  Burlington Lodge No. 28             Eau Claire Lodge No. 112                          St. Croix Lodge No. 56                    Marinette Lodge No. 182                       Smith Lodge No. 31
             645 7th Ave.                   325 N. Kane St. • 262-763-6290     616 Graham Ave. • 415-832-7759 (Sec.)            209 Locust Street • 715-377-0817             1610 Main St. • 715-735-3515            1613-1/2 Tenth St. • 608-558-9987 (Sec)
        Meet 1st Tuesday, 7 p.m.           Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.   Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.             Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.            Meet 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.            Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
          Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                  Dark July & August                              Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                       Dark June, July & August

            Appleton                                 Cambridge                                   Eau Claire                                Janesville                                Marshfield                                  Mosinee
      Waverly Lodge No. 51                      Social Lodge No. 245                   George B. Wheeler Lodge No. 351          Janesville-Western Star No. 55               Marshfield Lodge No. 224                    Mosinee Lodge No. 318
 315 S. Bluemound Dr.• 920-738-9220         105 S. Spring St. • 608-423-7081           616 Graham Ave. • 715-563-0245           2322 E. Milwaukee St. • 608-754-2475        402 W. 4th St. • 715-384-8646              607 13th St. • 715-693-3150 (Sec.)
  Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7 p.m.           Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m.            Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 p.m.         Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.         Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m.            Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m.
        Dark June thru August                       Dark July, August                         Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                     Dark June, July & August                      Dark July & August

             Ashland                              Camp Douglas                                   Eau Claire                                 Jefferson                                  Medford                                Mukwonago
   Ancient Landmark No. 210          Camp Douglas Lodge No. 272                          Sanctuary Lodge No. 347                 Jefferson County Lodge No. 9                   Medford Lodge No. 217                Laflin-St. James Lodge No. 247
  206 Sixth Ave. West • 715-682-    211 Main St. • 608-427-6542 (Sec)                  616 Graham Ave. • 715-832-7759           617 Masonic Blvd. • 920-674-6715           150 S. Seventh St. • 715-748-6851 (Sec)    206 S. Main St. • 262-363-8926
 2906 (Sec) • Meet 1st Wed., 7 p.m. Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.                 Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m.         Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7 p.m.              Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.      Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.           Dark July & August                               Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                         Dark January & February                    Dark July & August

             Baldwin                                       Cecil                                  Edgerton                                  Kenosha                                 Menomonie                                     Neenah
  Collins-Spring Valley Lodge 192           Mason-Woods Lodge No. 368                        Fulton Lodge No. 69                     Kenosha Lodge No. 47                    Menomonie Lodge No. 164                     Appleton Lodge No. 349
 790 Main St. • 715-977-0872 (Sec)          N6446 Emery Ansorge Rd • 715-745-                   312 W. Fulton St.                 807 - 61st St. • 262-657-7631             N5729 - 410th St. • 715-235-2667         241 E. Wisconsin Ave. • 920-731-7355
 Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m.          2943 (Sec) • 1st & 3rd Tues., 10 a.m.        Meets 1st Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.         Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 p.m.          Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.       Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
      Dark June, July & August                   Dark January & February                       Dark July & August                         Meets All Year                            Dark July & August                        Dark July & August

             Baraboo                                  Cedarburg                                   Ellsworth                                 Kenosha                                     Mercer                            Neenah/Menasha
     Baraboo Lodge No. 34                 Victory Lodge No. 320                            Hancock Lodge No. 229                    Sunrise Lodge No. 359                       Hurley Lodge No. 237                    Twin Cities Lodge No. 61
108 Second Ave. • 608-356-6739        501 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington               400 High Point Dr. • 715-273-4339          807 61st St. • 262-694-7817              5179 N. Hwy. 51 • 715-475-2453            241 E. Wisconsin Ave. • 920-722-3611
Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 262-375-2931 (Sec) • 2nd & 4th Mon.               Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.       Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 9:30 a.m.          Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.          Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7 p.m.
         Dark July & August           6:30 p.m. • Dark June, July & August                     Dark July & August                      Dark July & August                   Dark January, February & March                    Dark July & August

              Barnes                                     Chetek                                  Evansville                                 Kenosha                                      Merrill                                  Neosho
      Barnes Lodge No. 365                      Chetek Lodge No. 277                         Union Lodge No. 32                       Unity Lodge No. 367                    Virginia Falls Lodge No. 226             Neosho-Mayville-Horicon No. 108
 Cty. Hwy. N • 715-372-4957 (Sec)          216 Morrison St. • 715-924-4245 (Sec)       104 W. Main St. • 608-882-6087 (Sec)      4320 Washington Rd. • 262-657-5575        916-1/2 E. Main Street • 715-675-8440      315 E. Schuyler St. • 262-569-5670
 Meet 2nd Tues. - 4th Tues. in June only     Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m.          Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.           Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m.           Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
    7 p.m. Dark Jan., Feb. & March               Dark June, July & August                     Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                      Dark June, July & August                      Dark July & August

           Barneveld                             Chippewa Falls                                  Fennimore                                 La Crosse                                  Merrillan                              New Diggings
    Barneveld Lodge No. 319                 Chippewa Falls Lodge No. 176                  Fennimore Lodge No. 216                 Frontier-Badger Lodge No. 45                 Merrillan Lodge No. 279                    Benton Lodge No. 268
 108 S. Jones St. • 608-445-0445 (Sec)      650 Bridgewater Ave. • 715-723-6341          1225 12th St. • 608-822-4129               118 S. 8th St. • 608-782-1616          103 S. Main Street • 715-333-2083 (Sec)     Cty. Hwy W • 608-348-7365 (Sec)
   Meet 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.               Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.           Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays                Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m.           Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7 p.m.           Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
         Dark July & August                          Dark July & August                     Dark January & February                      Dark July & August                   Dark January, February & March                Dark January & February

             Bayfield                                Clear Lake                                Fond du Lac                                 La Crosse                                  Middleton                                New Glarus
Bayfield-Washburn Lodge No. 215               Clear Lake Lodge No. 230                    Fond du Lac Lodge No. 26               La Crosse Masonic Lodge No. 190            Middleton-Ionic Lodge No. 180               New Glarus Lodge No. 310
29 N. 2nd Street • 715-779-3174 (Sec)         411 Third Ave. • 715-263-3033             500 W. Arndt St. • 920-922-6012           118 8th Street So. • 608-782-1616        7409 Franklin Ave. • 608-831-4418          207 6th Avenue • 608-527-2583 (Sec)
Meets Monthly, 1st Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.        Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m.        Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
           Meets All Year                           Dark July & August                        Dark July and August                          Meets All Year                         Dark July & August                       Dark June, July & August

         Beaver Dam                                  Clintonville                                  Frederic                                Ladysmith                                     Milton                              New Holstein
  Dodge County Lodge No. 72                  Clintonville Lodge No. 197                   Landmark Lodge No. 244                   Mystic Tie Lodge No. 280                      Milton Lodge No. 161                     Calumet Lodge No. 172
  Best Western Campus Inn, 815 Park         N4435 Hwy D • 715-754-5250                 109 United Way • 612-998-7901 (Sec).     705 E. 3rd St. N. • 715-532-7696 (Sec)       508 Vernal Avenue • 608-754-2464        2019 Washington St.• 920-894-2745 (Sec)
   Ave. • 920-210-1412 • Meet 3rd          Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:00 p.m.                Meets 2nd Tuesdays, 7 p.m.            Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7 p.m.             Meets 4th Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.            Meet 2nd & 4th Monday, 7:00 p.m.
  Monday 7 p.m. - Dark July & August        Dark January, February & March                        Meets All Year                            Meets All Year                          Dark July & August                          Meets All Year

               Beloit                                 Columbus                                   Friendship                              Lake Geneva                                 Milwaukee                                 New Lisbon
  Morning Star Lodge No. 10                      Columbus Lodge No. 75                      Quincy Lodge No. 71                       Geneva Lodge No. 44                      Damascus Lodge No. 290                       Juneau Lodge No. 103
 229 W. Grand Ave. • 608-362-6073            318 N. Ludington St. • 920-296-3139       210 Main St. • 608-853-1768 (Sec)         335 S. Lakeshore Dr. • 262-248-9900       1235 E. Howard Ave. • 262-853-5631          304 S. Adams St. • 608-565-7207
 Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.          (Sec) • Meet 2nd Monday, 7 p.m.          Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7 p.m.            Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m.          (Sec) • Meet 2nd & 4th Tues., Dinner     (Sec) • Meet 1st & 2nd Thurs 7:30 p.m.
    1st Wed. only in July & August                 Dark June, July & August                   Dark July & August                          Dark July & August               6 p.m., Lodge at 7 • Dark July & August             Dark July & August

               Berlin                                  Crandon                                    Galesville                                  Linden                                 Milwaukee                              New Richmond
        Berlin Lodge No. 38                        Crandon Lodge No. 287                    Decora Lodge No. 177                     Linden Lodge No. 206                      Day-lite Lodge No. 358                 New Richmond Lodge No. 195
  124 E. Huron St. •920-361-9774 (Sec)         211 S. Lake Ave. • 715-473-2741 (Sec)   16794 S. Main St. • 608-582-4130 (Sec)    618 Main St. • 608-623-2143 (Sec)         7515 W. National Ave. • 414-257-9450        119 E. 2nd St. • 715-246-2144
 Meets 7 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thurs. Jan.- Oct., and Meet 2nd Tues. Apr.-June & Sept.-Dec.     Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays, 8 p.m.          Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 8 p.m.                Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays               Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
   at 7 p.m. 2nd Thursday only, Nov. & Dec.       Meets 4th Mar.-May & July-Oct.        Dark July & August, 1st Mon. Sept.                                                          Dark July & August                    Dark June, July & August
            Dark July & August                                                                                                          Dark July & August

          Black Earth                                    Crivitz                                   Grafton                                      Lodi                                 Milwaukee                                    Neosho
                                            Tri-County Daylite Lodge No. 218                Victory Lodge No. 320                  Lodi Valley Lodge No 99                    Freemasons Lodge No. 363                 Neosho-Mayville-Horicon No. 108
  Crescent Valley Lodge No. 97
                                             918 Louisa St. • 715-854-3088             1645 Highland Dr., #2 • 262-376-9619     114 First St. • 608-592-4820 (Sec)          790 N. Van Buren St. • 414-425-5166        315 E. Schuyler St. • 262 567-2354
  1020 Mills St. • 608-795-4484 (Sec)
   Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m.           Meet 2nd Wednesday 10 a.m.                 Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.      Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.              Meets 1st Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.        (Sec) Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
         Dark July & August                      Dark January & February                         Dark June -August                      Dark July & August                           Dark July & August                         Dark July & August

     Black River Falls                                Darlington                                 Green Bay                                 Lone Rock                                 Milwaukee                               Oconomowoc
                                             Evening Star Lodge No. 64                     Des Peres Lodge No. 85                     Franklin Lodge No 16                  James M. Hays Lodge No. 331               Oconomowoc-Hartland Lodge 42
   Black River Lodge No. 74
                                           433 Wells St. • 608-776-4213 (Sec)            525 N. Taylor • 920-865-7637             237 S. Oak St. • 608-583-4303 (Sec)      790 N. Van Buren• 414-774-0366 (Sec)        307 N. Lake Road • 262-567-9898
  314 Main Street • 715-284-5667
 Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.        Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 8 p.m.            Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.       Meet 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 8 p.m.            Meet 1st Mondays, 6:30 p.m.            Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
         Dark July & August                       Dark July & August                            Dark July & August                          Meets All Year                          Dark July & August                         Dark July & August

             Bloomer                                    Delavan                                  Green Bay                                   Madison                                 Milwaukee                                    Oconto
    Bloomer Lodge No. 281                    Southern Lakes Lodge No. 12                N.E.W. Daylite Lodge No. 360               Commonwealth Lodge No. 325                  Lafayette Lodge No. 265                     Pine Lodge No. 188
   2122 16th Ave. • 715-568-5152           1007 S. Second St. • 262-728-6556 (Sec)      535 N. Taylor St. • 920-499-7265          301 Wisconsin Ave. • 608-358-8921         790 N. Van Buren St. • 414-541-7139      513 Superior Ave. • 920-378-5427
  Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m.           Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7 p.m.              Meet 2nd Thursday, 10 a.m.            Travel 1st Wed.& Stated 3rd Wed., 7 p.m.       Meets 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.           Meet 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
       Dark January & February                       Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                            Meets All Year                          Dark July & August                  Dark December & January

              Bristol                                 Dodgeville                                 Green Bay                                   Madison                                 Milwaukee                                      Omro
   Washburn Lodge No. 145                     Dodgeville Lodge No. 119                 Theodore Roosevelt Lodge 322                     Doric Lodge No. 356                      Lake Lodge No. 189                        Omro Lodge No. 168
  8102 - 199th Ave. •262-857-7801          200 W. Chapel St. • 608-935-3548            525 N. Taylor St. • 920-490-9777           85 S. Stoughton Rd.• 608-224-0895        1235 E. Howard Ave. • 414-744-4609         160 E Main Street • 920-685-2798
 Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.       Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.         Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.          (Sec) • Meet 1st & 3rd Tues., 7 p.m.           Meet Thursdays, 7 p.m.                  Meet 2nd Monday, 7 p.m.
          Dark July & August                        Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                        Dark January & February                    Dark July & August                 Dark January, February & March

            Brodhead                                   Dousman                                   Green Bay                                   Madison                                 Milwaukee                                  Onalaska
     Bicknell Lodge No. 94                     Dousman Lodge No. 315                      Washington Lodge No. 21               Four Lakes Daylite Lodge No. 362             Nathan Hale Lodge No. 350                   Onalaska Lodge No. 214
 302 1st Center Ave. • 608-897-8069         214 N. Main St. • 262-490-2787 (Sec)        525 N. Taylor St.• 920-499-7265          301 Wisconsin Ave. • 608-233-3902         790 N. Van Buren • 262-522-9872 (Sec)      330 Main Street • 608-783-5602 (Sec)
    Meets 2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m.              Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.         Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m.        Meets 1st Mon. - 2nd Mon. if 1st follows      Meet 1st & 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m.         Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
          Dark July & August                         Dark July & August                       Dark July & August                holiday wknd., 10 a.m. Meets All Year               Dark July & August                      Dark January & February

           Brookfield                                  Dousman                                   Greenfield                                  Madison                               Mineral Point                                  Oregon
   Elmbrook Lodge No. 354                  Glen L. Humphrey Lodge No. 364      Damascus Lodge No. 290                                 Hiram Lodge No. 50                      Mineral Point Lodge No. 1                  Oregon Lodge No. 151
 4550 N. Pilgrim Rd. • 262-549-0923            375 Hwy. 67 • 262-965-7468   1235 E. Howard Ave • 262-853-5631                    310 Wisconsin Ave. • 608-256-0793                     310 High St.                    210 Park St. • 608-835-9236
     Meets 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m.                  Meet 2nd Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Meet 2nd Tues., Spec. 4th Tues. 7 p.m.                Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m           Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.        Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
         Dark July & August                             Dark June                    Dark July & August                         Dark 1st Mondays, June thru September       Dark 3rd Mon. Dec. – 3rd Mon. March               Dark July & August
                                                                                                                                                                                                Lodge Listings are continued on page 14

   New Master Masons                                                                Stated Communications (continued from page 13)
                                                                                         Oshkosh                                        River Falls                                      Waupaca
                                                                               Oshkosh Lodge No. 27                              River Falls Lodge No. 109                       Waupaca Lodge No. 123
                                                                          204 Washington Ave. • 920-231-3410                   122 E. Walnut St. • 715-425-2333              105-1/2 N. Main Street • 715-258-2208
                                                                            Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m.                   Meet 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.              Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
                                                                                  Dark July & August                                   Dark July & August                          Dark June, July & August

                                                                                           Owen                                          Shawano                                          Waupun
                                                                                   Owen Lodge No. 317                             Shawano Lodge No. 170                           Waupun Lodge No. 48
                                                                           713 W. Third St. • 715-229-2832 (Sec.)             201-1/2 S. Main St. • 715-526-3920              16 S. Madison St. • 920-324-3141
                                                                         Meets 1st Monday at 7:30 p.m. & 3rd Mon. at           Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m.                Meets 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                 11 a.m. • Dark July & August                      Dark January & February                           Dark July & August

                                                                                         Palmyra                                        Sheboygan                                         Wausau
                                                                                Palmyra Lodge No. 68                             Sheboygan Lodge No. 11                           Forest Lodge No. 130
                                                                             125 N. Third St. • 262-495-4887                  411 St. Clair Ave. • 920-457-3111                130 First Street • 715-845-5198
                                                                             Meets 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.                   Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.                  Meet Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
                                                                                 Dark January & February                                Meets All Year                            Dark June, July & August

                                                                                       Pewaukee                                         Shell Lake                                       Wautoma
                                                                               Pewaukee Lodge No. 246                       Shell Lake /Spooner Lodge No. 221                    Wautoma Lodge No. 148
                                                                            126 Main St. • 262-367-4816.(WM)                 28 Doboy Drive • 715-468-7004 (Sec)              203 S. Scott St. • 920-647-0201 (Sec.)
                                                                            Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.                 Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.                Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7 p.m.
                                                                                 Dark June, July & August                       July & August 3rd Tuesday only                Dark Jan. & Feb. - 4th Monday of Dec.

                                                                                          Phillips                                      Shullsburg                                     Wauwatosa
                                                                                Phillips Lodge No. 225                             Amicitia Lodge No. 25                      Henry L Palmer Lodge No. 301
                                                                            137 N. Lake Ave. • 715-339-3785                  127-1/2 Water St. • 608-965-3414 (Sec)           4315 N. 92nd St. • 414-771-5278
Wilmot Lodge raises three MMs in three days                                 Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.                   Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 8 p.m.                   Meet 4th Friday, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                 Dark June, July & August                             Dark July & August                            Dark July & August
Most Worshipful Grand Master Joseph B. Harker and Grand Tiler
Frank Mayer attended Wilmot Lodge No. 241 on June 29 to mark                           Platteville                                 South Milwaukee                                     Wauwatosa
the conclusion of three Master Masons being raised in three days by              Melody Lodge No. 2                               South Shore Lodge No. 3                        Wisconsin Lodge No. 13
the Lodge. Brother Bill Labovitz was raised on June 27, Brother Mike       783 Enterprise Drive • 608-349-6021              2703 S. Chicago Ave. • 414-840-3393 (Sec.)       4315 N. 92nd St. • 414-463-8390
Rozario was raised on June 28, and Brother Clint Thompson was                  Meet 1st Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.                      Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 pm              Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                      Meets All Year                                    Dark July & August                            Dark July & August
raised on June 29. Pictured front row (left to right): Clint Thompson,
Mike Rozario, Bill Gluchman (raised June 1), and Bill Labovitz. Back                    Plymouth                                            Sparta                                      West Allis
row: Grand Tiler Frank Mayer, Worshipful Master Bill Hahnfeldt, and              Cassia Lodge No. 167                               Valley Lodge No. 60                         Day-Lite Lodge No. 358
Most Worshipful Grand Master Joseph B. Harker.                                441 Smith St. • 920-892-6336                     603 N. Court St. • 608-269-2616             7515 W. National Ave. • 414-257-9450
                                    Submitted by Bro. Mike Wood               Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7 p.m.                   Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 7 p.m.               Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 9 a.m.
                                                                                    Dark July & August                                   Not Available                              Dark July & August

                                                                                         Portage                                       Star Prairie                                     West Allis
                                                                             Fort Winnebago Lodge No. 33                         North Star Lodge No. 187                      Wauwatosa Lodge No. 267
                                                                            111 W. Conant Street • 608-742-6468                   Bridge St. • 715-248-3279                7515 W. National Ave. • 262-250-1588
                                                                             Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.               Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.             Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7 p.m.
                                                                            Meet 2nd Tues. July/Aug. Dark Jan/Feb                       Dark July August                            Dark July & August

                                                                                 Port Washington                                      Stevens Point                                     West Allis
                                                                                Ozaukee Lodge No. 17                              Evergreen Lodge No. 93                       West Allis Lodge No. 291
                                                                           504 W. Grand Ave. • 262-284-9978                   2854 Church Street • 715-345-1846            7515 W. National Ave. • 414-257-9450
                                                                            Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.                   Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7 p.m.              Meet 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                    Dark July & August                             Dark January & February                          Dark July & August

                                                                                           Potosi                                       Stoughton                                       West Bend
                                                                                  Warren Lodge No. 4                              Kegonsa Lodge No. 73                          West Bend Lodge No. 138
                                                                           112 S. Main St. • 608-763-2719 (Sec)                125 S. 5th St. • 608-873-9204                301 N. University Dr. • 262-338-3112
                                                                              Meets 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m.                   Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.              Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m.
                                                                                      Meets All Year                                  Dark July & August                               Meets All Year

                                                                                        Poynette                                      Sturgeon Bay                                     West Salem
                                                                                Poynette Lodge No. 173                         Henry S. Baird Lodge No. 174                       Salem Lodge No. 125
                                                                         Poynette City Hall, 106 Main, Call Sec. for time       31 S. 3rd Ave. • 920-493-3727               101 W. Hamilton St. • 608-786-0930 (Sec)
                                                                            • 608-635-4503 Meets 1st Wednesday                 Meet 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.              Meets 4th Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Bro. Connelly raised in Ben Franklin Lodge                                             Dark July & August                              Dark July & August                             Dark July & August

Bro. Brendan Connelly was raised to the sublime degree of Master                  Prairie du Chien                                      Sun Prairie                                  Whitefish Bay
Mason on September 8, in Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 83,                     Prairie du Chien Lodge No. 8                        Sun Prairie Lodge No. 143                         Aurora Lodge No. 30
Madison. The ceremony was performed in the Emulation Ritual.                   105-1/2 E. Blackhawk Avenue                      152 N. Bird St. • 608-825-3925               517 E. Beaumont Ave. • 414-964-4080
Antique working tools were used and Beethoven’s “Moon Light               608-326-4640 (Sec) • Meet 1st & 3rd Wed.,             Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7 p.m.               Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Sonata” was incorporated into the proceedings. Attendees included               7:30 p.m. • Dark July & Aug.                          Dark July & August                              Dark July & August
District Deputy David Bomkamp and Bro. Ted Erickson, Area
Administrator. A Festive Board was held after the Lodge meeting in                  Prairie du Sac                                        Superior                                   Whitefish Bay
                                                                             Sauk Prairie Lodge No. 113                         Acacia-Itasca Lodge No. 329                 Geo. Washington 1776 Lodge No. 337
Brother Brendan’s honor, on the occasion of his being raised to the        580 Water St.• 608-544-2491 (WM)                     3117 N. 21 St .• 715-392-1398                517 E. Beaumont Ave. • 414-964-4080
degree of Master Mason. Pictured (left to right) Bro. Ted Erickson,         Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.                   Meet 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:30 p.m.              Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Area Administer; Brother Paul Gordon, Master; Bro. Brendan                 Dark July, August & 1st Mon. in Sept.                       Dark July & August                              Dark July & August
Connelly; and District Deputy David Bomkamp.
                            Submitted by Bro. Paul Gordon, Master                        Prescott                                         Superior                                     Whitewater
                                                                            Northwestern Lodge No. 105                            Superior Lodge No. 236                         St. John's Lodge No. 57
                                                                          132 N. Court St. • 715-262-5478 (Sec)               1503 Belknap St .• 715- 392-1398 (Sec)         226 W. Main Street • 920-650-5406
                                                                           Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 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

                                                                                          Racine                                           Sussex                                          Wilmot
                                                                            Racine-Belle City Lodge No. 18                          Lincoln Lodge No. 183                         Wilmot Lodge No. 241
                                                                             1210 Main St. • 262-633-6658                   P.O Box 215, Menomonee Falls 53051 • 262-       30702 113th St. • 262-889-8181 (Sec)
                                                                                Meets 1st Tuesday, 7 p.m.                     250-0858 (Sec) • Meets at Sussex Lodge         Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                     Meets All Year                            2nd Tuesday,7 p.m. Dark July & August                 Dark July & August

                                                                                       Reedsburg                                           Tomah                                      Winneconne
                                                                              Reedsburg Lodge No. 79                                Tomah Lodge No. 132                        Winneconne Lodge No. 186
                                                                            213 E. Main St. • 608-524-3281                   520 E. Saratoga Street • 608-372-5507          100 W. Main Street • 920-582-7815 (Sec)
                                                                           Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.                 Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m.                 Meet 2nd & 4th Tues., 7 p.m.
                                                                                Dark January & February                                Dark July & August                            Dark July & August

                                                                                      Rhinelander                                      Union Grove                                 Wisconsin Dells
                                                                              Rhinelander Lodge No. 242                         Union Grove Lodge No. 288                          Dells Lodge No. 124
                                                                           23 E. Davenport St. • 715-277-2692 (Sec)            1021 – 11th Ave. • 262-878-9938                  815 Oak St. • 608-254-8136
                                                                             Meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7 p.m.                     Meet 2nd Saturday, 8:30 a.m.                Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                  Dark January & February                               Meets All Year                                Dark July & August

                                                                                        Rice Lake                                         Viroqua                                 Wisconsin Rapids
                                                                               Blue Hills Lodge No. 234                             La Belle Lodge No. 84                    Wisconsin Rapids Lodge No. 128
                                                                             225 W. South St. • 715-234-1888                118-1/2 S. Main • 608-637-7581 • Meet 1st        2321 2nd Ave. So. • 715-423-2770
                                                                            Meet 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.                & 3rd Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Meet 1st Wed. July,      Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
                                                                                      Meets All Year                         August & Dec. • Dark January & February                 Dark July & August

                                                                                  Richland Center                                        Waterloo                               Armistead-Bingham
                                                                               Richland Lodge No. 66                               Waterloo Lodge No. 63                                 Lodge No. 1862
                                                                         209 W. Union St. • 608-538-3173 (Sec)               300 Hendricks Street • 920-478-2048 (Sec)    Call Secretary at 815-623-8460 for next meeting
                                                                           Meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m.                   Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.              date & location
                                                                                     Meets All Year                              Web:                        Meets 5th Saturdays, 1 p.m.

                                                                                           Ripon                                         Waukesha
                                                                              Prairie View Lodge No. 95                           Waukesha Lodge No. 37                          To list your lodge contact
Bro. Shane Brath new MM in Doric Lodge                                    W14188 Hwy KK. • 920-203-8075 (Sec)                  317 South Street • 262-542-6753                     Ad Manager Diane Igl,
                                                                            Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.                Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
Brother Shane Brath was raised a Master Mason in Doric Lodge No.                                                                                                       
                                                                          Dark Jan. & Feb. -- 2nd Tues. Nov. & Dec.                    Dark July & August
356 on Tuesday, September 7. Pictured (from left): Tim Tainter,                                                                                                                       262-965-3979
Senior Deacon; Ward Nottestad, new MM Shane Brath, Lowell
Tainter, and Greg Corey, conferring Master. Brothers Tim and Lowell                                  Please call ahead before attending.
are the father and grandfather of Bro. Brath’s spouse.                    The addresses listed are where the lodge meets and are not necessarily their postal address.
                          Submitted by Bro. Paul Hallingstad, Master

                                                                                                             WISCONSIN MASONIC JOURNAL - OCTOBER 2010 - PAGE 14
    Bro. Red Bear’s Fur Trader Memorabilia Collection
                                                                                                Bro. Red Bear got interested in buckskinning over 40
                                                                                              years ago when he attended a heritage days in Missouri
                                                                                              where he grew up. He said, “Four or five men from the
                                                                                              Defiance Arms Group were charging 50 cents to shoot a
                                                                                              muzzleloader, I paid the money, shot the gun and that was
                                                                                              the start. “I came back and bought a 50 caliber Hawker for
                                                                                              deer hunting, then I acquired buckskins, then I needed a
                                                                                              teepee and I have been acquiring things ever since.”
                                                                                                See story on page 1.

   One corner of the basement of Bro. Red Bear’s home showing a portion of his collec-
   tion. “The basement is where the men hang out when they visit,” he says.

                                                                                              A neck pouch with a Masonic Emblem (the G was
                                                                                              not used before 1840) with Hudson Bay trade
                                                                                              beads and a Northwest Medallion and Order of the
                                                                                              Beaver Medallion. The Order of the Beaver is a
                                                                                              degree that may be given to any Masonic buckskin-
                                                                                              ner in pre-1840 attire, by a member of the North
                                                                                              American Order of the Beaver, in a lodge of primi-
                                                                                              tive setting. A minimum of two members is
                                                                                              required to present this degree and a current dues
                                                                                              card is required.

        Chevron trade beads
        with chinese trade

                                       Gentlemen’s clothes of the era.

                                                                                              A peace metal attached to a decorative collar.
                                                                                              These were given to Indian Chiefs at the signing of
                                                                                              treaties by the U. S. government.

     Early Past Master’s            Old tobacco pouch with cloves woven into the                                 Photos by Rich Rygh
     Jewel.                         beadwork to preserve the tobacco.

    Eating utensils, a tomahawk anda pair of 1700s read-
    ing glasses.                                               A early 1800s storage cabinet on the wall of the log cabin.

Widows Sons Gathering                                                       First Annual Camp Douglas
Held in Indianapolis
         By Lorin Jones
       Widows Sons Lady
                                      Gathering with the most atten-
                                      dees was the Rough Ashlars.
                                                                            Lodge Sportsmen’s Shoot
  Wisconsin Grand Chapter,            They were awarded the Widows
            Low Twelve                Sons version of the Traveling                 By Bro. Leo Clark
   Widows Sons Masonic Riders         Gavel, the Crankshaft award.            Camp Douglas Lodge No. 272
Association held a Gathering in       Other awards presented were for       hosted their first annual Masonic
Indianapolis, Ind. this past Labor    the field events, rider traveling     Sportsmen’s Shoot on August
Day weekend. The Widows Sons          the furthest to attend the rally,     28.
is a group of brother Masons          which was over 1250 miles, the           Nearly 30 sportsmen and
who enjoy the sport of motorcy-       oldest rider, and a traveling award   women, Masons and Shriners
cling. Of the over 200 in atten-      for the winner of the mini bike       from throughout souther n
dance, representation at this         race.                                 Wisconsin participated in the
years Gathering included broth-         While fellowship and fun are an     daylong event.
ers and their ladies from             important part of this event, phil-     A 50-target Skeet Shoot was
Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana,   anthropy is not forgotten. Some       held in the mor ning, at the
Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee,        members construct their own           Tomah-Warrens Sportsmen’s
Califor nia,          Connecticut,    mini bikes for races held at          Alliance, and a 50-tar get
Mississippi and Ontario, Canada.      Widows Sons rallies.
   The event was open to Widows         Funds raised by donations for       Sporting Clays in the afternoon,
Sons and their ladies as well as      the races go to the Widows Sons       at Woods & Meadow hunting
Master Masons who have an             Benevolence Fund for brothers in      preserve, also in Warrens.
interest in Widows Sons. The          need.                                   Proceeds will be used for schol-
attendees enjoyed the hospitality       Recent recipients have been the     arships and equipment and sup-
of American Legion Post #64,          widow of a brother who did not        plies grants for local area schools
whose grounds were taken over         have burial insurance and a fami-
by tents, campers, and R.V’s.         ly with two small children who
Indoor types were welcomed at         lost their home to fire. The recip-   increase awareness and educa-
the nearby Comfort Inn and            ients of this years fund will be      tion about Masonry to the motor-
Suites.                               shared by the Indiana Masonic         cycling community. New mem-
  Rough Ashlars Chapter Widows        Home and the Miracle Ride ben-        bers are always welcome.
Sons of Moorsville, Indiana were      efiting Riley Children’s Hospital.       To become a member of the
the hosts and did a fantastic job,      A check for $3000 was pre-          Widows Sons, Master Masons
packing the 4 day weekend with        sented to the Miracle Ride this       must be a member of a Blue
tons of fun.                          year. Brother David “Puff”            Lodge in the State/Province to
                                                                            which they apply for Widows           PGM John Wilke takes careful aim, at one of the stations at
   While registration began on        Griffiths, President of Kentucky                                            the Sporting Clays event at Woods and Meadow Preserve, in
Thursday, a flag presentation         Travelers Chapter, Mount              Sons membership.
                                                                              For more information about the      Warrens. In the background, setting off the clays and scor-
began the opening ceremonies          Washington, Kentucky raised                                                 ing, are event chairman Bro. Chuck Huffman and his daugh-
on Friday morning.                    funds of $1000 for a challenge to     Widows Sons, visit our website at
                                                                                     ter, Charlene.
  Other activities included motor-    cut his hair and shave his head!
cycle field events such as a bal-     His long locks and one half of the      Links to local Chapters can be
loon toss, barrel roll, and slow      money raised will be donated to       found on this site.
ride. Evenings were filled with       the Locks of Love Charity which          The 2011 Gathering is sched-
music by a DJ, live band and          makes wigs for children receiving     uled to be held in Ontario,
karaoke. Some of the ladies even      treatment for cancer. The other       Canada.
got in a little line dancing!         half of the money was donated to
   Rides to tour of the Scottish      Kosair Shrine Charities.
Rite Cathedral and downtown             In keeping with the spirit of
Indianapolis on Friday and the
Masonic Home on Sunday were
                                      charity, attendees generously
                                      donated many thousands of dol-            Address
a highlight.                          lars over the course of the week-
  On Saturday there was a ride to
Indywest Harley Davidson where
                                      end for several other charities
                                      supported by individual Chapters         Changing?
a hotdog lunch was provided by        in attendance.
the HOG Chapter.                        The ongoing charity supported
   Those who remained at the          by the Rough Ashlars Chapter is           Remember to notify your lodge
event site were treated to lunch      the Sheltering Wings, domestic          secretary or the Grand Lodge
by the hosting Comfort Inn and        abuse shelter for women and chil-       Office of your change of address.
Suites. Dozens of brothers            dren. Local Chapters participate
received the Widows Sons              regularly in rides to raise funds              Grand Lodge
Degree, and over 60 received the      for a wide variety of charitable
Sword of Bunker Hill Degree.          causes.                                   F. & A. M. of Wisconsin
   During the degrees, ladies had       Widows Sons operate chapters            36275 Sunset Drive
an opportunity to socialize, or       in most states and several foreign
take a dip in the hotel pool. On      countries. Membership is open to          Dousman, WI 53118
Sunday, several enjoyed break-        Master Masons who ride motor-                                               Kaslin Kasten draws winning tickets for door prizes, while
fast at Speedway Masonic Lodge        cycles.                                                                     Bro. Chuck Huffman holds the bowl. Kaslin, the daughter of
and returned for services provid-       Their goals include support of                   E-mail                   Mike and Mary Kasten, of Warrens, has been receiving treat-
ed by the Unchained Gang              their Blue lodge; provide a            ment from the Twin Cities Shriners Hospital. Bro. Huffman
Motorcycle Ministries.                method for fellowship among                                                 is her sponsor. The Kasten family all participated in the
   The Chapter at the 2010            Master Masons who ride; and to                                              shoot.

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                                                                                                                                        Traveling Gavel
                                                                                                                              District 1                             District 7
                                                                                                                    Acacia-Itasca Lodge No. 329                Waterloo Lodge No. 63
                                                                                                                              District 2                             District 8
                                                                                                                      Blue Hills Lodge No. 234                 Richland Lodge No. 66
                                                                                                                              District 3                             District 9
                                                                                                                    Rhinelander Lodge No. 242                 Dousman Lodge No. 315
                                                                                                                              District 4                            District 10
                                                                                                                   Theodore Roosevelt Lodge 322               Hartford Lodge No. 120
Forest Lodge raises four new Master Masons                                                                                    District 5
                                                                                                                      Merrillan Lodge No. 279
                                                                                                                                                                    District 11
                                                                                                                                                                 Pewaukee No. 246
Forest Lodge No. 130, Wausau raised four new Master Masons this summer. Pictured in the front row                             District 6                            District 12
from left with Bro. Joe Barlow, Master (center) are new Master Masons: Mitch Bottomley, Erik Pohjola,                Waupaca Lodge No. 123                     Day Lite Lodge No. 358
Bernardo Dorfman and Jesse Furrer. Back row: Peter Rotter, Jon Galindo, Jim Bitner, Stephen Britton,
Tony Fondell, Rocky Woodward, Jim Carlson and Roger Hancock. The Master would like to thank all                    Please check with the Master of the lodge listed before scheduling a trip to
those that helped with the degrees.                                                                                claim the Traveling Gavel. It may already have been claimed by or delivered
                                                         Submitted by Bro. Joe Barlow, Master                      to another lodge.

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  Masonic Buckskinners at Shinin Times Valley

                                                               Worshipful Master Dick Preston and Senior Warden Chris Gans prepare to open
                                                               Perseverance Lodge 1836 No. 366 at 1:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Bro.
                                                               Preston is a member of Poynette Lodge No. 173 and Bro Gans is a Past Master of
                                                               Waupaca Lodge No. 123 and a member of Manawa Lodge No. 82.


    Bro. Greg Flanagan roasts a pig. Bro. Flanagan is
    a member of Lodi Valley Lodge No. 99 and
    Crescent Valley Lodge No. 97, Black Earth.

        The Tiler collected the weapons before the opening of the Lodge.
                                                                                     Bro. Steve “Puck” Weber in front of his lodge. Bro.
                                                                                     Weber is a member of Fulton Lodge No. 69, Edgerton.

        Bro. Lee Raymond, a member of Cherry                      Bro. Barry Maxfield and his wife Dorothy take a moment to relax in their
        Valley Lodge No. 173, Cherry Valley, Ill.,                lodge. The lodge is a replica of George Washington’s Marquis. Bro. Maxfield
        displays his powderhorn with the Masonic                  is a the Master of Virginia Falls Lodge No. 226, Merrill and a Past Master of
        emblem.                                                   Perseverance Lodge 1836.

Masonic Buckskinners at Shinin Times Valley

  Bro. Scott Anderson, an EA of Lodi Valley Lodge No. 99
  packs a clay pipe from a tobacco pouch.

                                                                Bro. Jim “Bone” Goldsmith, a member of Oregon, Lodge No.
                                                                151, in front of his lodge.

  Bro. Scott “Blue Light” Magnusson splits wood for cooking.
  Bro. Magnusson is a member of Oregon Lodge No. 151.

 Tiler L. Andy “Red Bear” Van Sickle returns the sword to the
 Master at the close of Perseverance Lodge 1836.
                                                                   Senior Deacon Chris Gans lights the three tapers at the
                                                                   opening of Perseverance Lodge 1836.
                     Photos by Rich Rygh

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