Masters Newsletter June 7, 2021

Dear Brethren,

Well we had a nice Stated Meeting last Tuesday and a pretty decent turnout.  They aren’t as much fun as putting on a degree but they are essential for us to get all the business things done.  Coming up this Tuesday will be a Social Evening so come on out and have some dinner and then sit around and catch up with your fellow Brothers, play some cards in the Parlor, or head up to the 3rd floor for some pool.

Our next Degree will be for Brother Seth Meyer and will be a Saturday Degree Day (June 12th).  This is an excellent time for all those who find themselves too busy to attend Lodge during the week to come to a weekend Degree.  We really need all the help we can get from any and all of our ritualists on that day (pulling on Cable Tows here) and from the general membership in order to make this a lasting and memorable experience for our Brother.  We will have Lunch at Noon and the Degree will follow at 1:00pm.  Contact me if you are able to assist as I still have many spots to fill.

As you all know, we were not able to have our Annual Fish Fry last year.  WB Ron was working to revamp the Fish Fry and make it a Community Day Event.  We are attempting to give that another shot again this year.  WB Ron is the Chairmen for this event and he is in need of some extra help to make this a successful event.  Attached to the end of this newsletter is message from WB Ron.  Please read it over and respond to him about any questions you may have or if you are able to help out with this.  We have our new Sponsorship Flyers also printed so be sure to stop by and pick a few up to take to your work or to businesses you frequent.

As everyone will recall, this year’s Master Mason class is dedicated to the memory of WB Mark Griffin.  The rocks glasses commissioned to honor the memory of WB Mark Griffin are in and can be purchased from your officers.  These glasses look incredible and are American made!  The price for a single glass will be $10.00, two for $18.00 and a set of 4 will be $35.00.    Make sure to get your glass(es) early to remember the life of such a dedicated Mason and Veteran.

Quote of the Week:

 “Don’t ever allow yourself to feel trapped by your choices. Take a look at yourself. You are a unique person created for a specific purpose. Your gifts matter. Your story matters. Your dreams matter. You matter.”

Michael Oher
Former offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens

We have all made good choices and probably quite a few bad choices in our lives.  Sometimes those bad choices nag at us as our conscience kicks in but the majority of us also learn from those bad choices as well.  As this quote says, don’t let those bad choices lead you to feeling trapped.  The experiences you gained as you learn from your mistakes can be not only valuable to yourself but to others around you.  Turn those bad choices into positive learning experiences as you mentor and befriend you fellow brethren.  You matter to not only yourself and your family but also to us here at Millersville Lodge.

Millersville 126 News / Dates:

Jun. 8 – Social Evening

  • Dinner 6:00pm
  • Cards, Pool, Hang out and Chat

Jun. 12 – Master Mason Degree (Seth Meyer)

  • Lunch 12:00pm
  • Degree 1:00pm

Jun. 15 – FellowCraft Degree (Michael Redding)

  • Dinner 6:00pm
  • Degree 7:00pm

 This Week’s Birthdays

Clyde Childers (6/8), Jerry Stevens (6/12)

 This Week’s Raisings

Paul Stone (6/8), Anthony Hamilton (6/8), Randy Merle (6/9), Dean Strietelmeier (6/10), Steve Tipton (6/11), John Reel (6/12), Kevin Ayers (6/12), Stephen Larsen (6/13), Robert Dalton, III (6/13), Greg Lawrence (6/13)

 Master’s Travels

If anyone is planning to travel or visit another Lodge or has been asked to come assist with a degree, please reach out to me and let me know so we can get a few more Brothers to go and make a visit out of it.  Below is the travel opportunities site I go to.  If you see anything there that interests you make sure to let me know.  This is also a great opportunity for Mentors to take their mentees to see some extra degree work to aid in their learning.

We are sitting at 9 different Lodges visited for a total of 542 round trip miles.  We only need one more visit to a Lodge we have not yet been too to complete both Grand Lodge Travel Awards.   We have made excellent progress in travel through the first half of the year.  We will have a bit more upcoming travel soon as we will once again be going dark during July and August, however, we will need to keep our ritual game strong by traveling around and watching and being a part of degrees at other Lodges.

http://masoniccalendar.blogspot.com/

Brian Bates

Worshipful Master

Millersville Lodge #126

Mobile: 260-615-8013

Email: tazmanfw@gmail.com

 

Masters Newsletter May 31, 2021

Dear Brethren,

We had a great time last Tuesday celebrating our Lodge’s 169th Birthday as well as presenting 3 Awards of Gold to some very well deserving Brothers.  Congratulations again to Brothers Robert Anderson, Philip Booher, and David Graf.  Special thanks to WB Jerry Collins who conducted the Award of Gold Ceremony and presented them on behalf of the Grand Lodge of Indiana.  He always did a great job with those and he did not disappoint this time either.  We will be having another Award of Gold Ceremony towards the end of June so be sure to watch for that in case you missed this one.  Coming up this Tuesday is our Stated Meeting so be sure to come on out and see what is happening on the business side of things at the Lodge.  It typically is not a long night and I can guarantee you will be home before the sun sets.

Our next Degree will be for Brother Seth Meyer and will be a Saturday Degree Day (June 5th).  This is an excellent time for all those who find themselves too busy to attend Lodge during the week to come to a weekend Degree.  We really need all the help we can get from any and all of our ritualists on that day (pulling on Cable Tows here) and from the general membership in order to make this a lasting and memorable experience for our Brother.  More help is still needed to make this degree a success.  Contact our Junior Warden if you can help with the Degree on that Saturday.  Charles Moore (317-941-5358).

As you all know, we were not able to have our Annual Fish Fry last year.  WB Ron was working to revamp the Fish Fry and make it a Community Day Event.  We are attempting to give that another shot again this year.  WB Ron is the Chairmen for this event and he is in need of some extra help to make this a successful event.  Attached to the end of this newsletter is message from WB Ron.  Please read it over and respond to him about any questions you may have or if you are able to help out with this.

As everyone will recall, this year’s Master Mason class is dedicated to the memory of WB Mark Griffin.  The rocks glasses commissioned to honor the memory of WB Mark Griffin are in and can be purchased from your officers.  These glasses look incredible and are American made!  The price for a single glass will be $10.00, two for $18.00 and a set of 4 will be $35.00.    Make sure to get your glass(es) early to remember the life of such a dedicated Mason and Veteran.

 Quote of the Week:

 “Try not to become a man of success.  Rather become a man of value”

Albert Einstein

Being successful is great for yourself, but are you letting it stop there or are you adding value to those around you through your success?  The following says it best.  Through the Art of Freemasonry, the improvement and strengthening of the character of the individual man, Freemasonry seeks to improve the community. Thus, it impresses upon its members the principles of personal righteousness and personal responsibility, enlightens them as to those things which make for human welfare, and inspires them with that feeling of charity, or good will, toward all mankind which will move them to translate principle and conviction into action

Millersville 126 News / Dates:

Jun. 1 – Stated Meeting

  • Executive Committee Meeting 5:30pm
  • Dinner 6:00pm
  • Lodge 7:00pm

Jun. 5 – MM Degree (Seth Meyer)

  • 1:00pm (Calling all ritualists!! We need your help to put on this Saturday Degree)

Jun. 8 – TBD

  • Dinner 6:00pm

Jun. 15 – TBD

  • Dinner 6:00pm

 This Week’s Birthdays

Ron Featherston (5/31), Robert Switzer (6/4), Thomas Beattie (6/6), Emmanuel Fahnbulleh (6/6), John Setzer (6/6)

  This Week’s Raisings

David Graf (6/2), Richard Jones (6/6)

 Master’s Travels

If anyone is planning to travel or visit another Lodge or has been asked to come assist with a degree, please reach out to me and let me know so we can get a few more Brothers to go and make a visit out of it.  Below is the travel opportunities site I go to.  If you see anything there that interests you make sure to let me know.  This is also a great opportunity for Mentors to take their mentees to see some extra degree work to aid in their learning.

We are sitting at 9 different Lodges visited for a total of 542 round trip miles.  We only need one more visit to a Lodge we have not yet been too to complete both Grand Lodge Travel Awards.   We have made excellent progress in travel through the first half of the year.

http://masoniccalendar.blogspot.com/

Brian Bates

Worshipful Master

Millersville Lodge #126

Mobile: 260-615-8013

Email: tazmanfw@gmail.com

 

Hello Brethren:

As some of you may know, Worshipful Master Brian has asked me to chair our fundraiser (fish fry) this year which will be held Friday and Saturday, September 24th and 25th. Friday evening 4-8PM will be the typical fish fry dinner with seating inside or under the tent outside. On Saturday we hope to make Millersville Lodge a destination point for the community by having a Millersville Community Day from 10AM to 8PM. This will be a festival atmosphere with great food, open outdoor market, live music, children’s activities, and open house for our historic building. The event will be well promoted in the community. We are hoping for a wonderful day of celebration and unity, not just for the growth of our Lodge, but for the community at large as well.

That being said, please put these dates on your calendar and plan to commit for the year, at least these two days to your Lodge. Your participation and more importantly your assistance in making this a great event are most appreciated. This is way too much for just a few to pull off so the assistance of Brothers for a successful event is greatly needed in the following areas:

  • Thursday afternoon/evening set-up.
  • Tent Food Preparation –both days.
  • Passing out sponsorship brochures – these will be available very soon.
  • Parking – Mostly Sat.
  • Open house guides – Sat.
  • Millersville Lodge info table – Sat.
  • Band equipment move – Sat. AM and PM
  • Clean up – Sunday the 26th
  • Help with Coordination of above areas.

I look forward receiving emails from the Brethren who are willing and able to help with this event in any of the above areas, so please contact there or call me. I will also have sign-up sheets at the Lodge for members to make their willingness to help known. Thank you, Brethren, and let’s have a great year.

Fraternally,

Ron Featherston, PM

Rfeatherston1@aol.com

317-625-5095

 

Masters Newsletter May 24, 2021

Dear Brethren,

Grand Lodge Annual Communication is complete.  I received the official Summary of Proceedings from the Grand Lodge Secretary and have posted it to our Closed Group Facebook page and also sent it by email to everyone.  It was 2 years’ worth of business to cover in a short time.  I hope everyone who went to Lodge last week enjoyed their meal and the social evening that followed.  This coming Tuesday is going to be another fun time as we celebrate our Lodge’s 169th Birthday as well as presenting the Award of Gold (AWG) to three Millersville Brothers (Robert Anderson, Jr., David Graf, Phil Booher).  The AWG ceremony is open to the public so feel free to bring a guest as we honor these Brothers for their 50 years in Masonry.

Our next Degree will once again be for Brother Seth Meyer and will be a Saturday Degree day (June 5th).  This is an excellent time for all those who find themselves too busy to attend Lodge during the week to come to a weekend Degree.  We really need all the help we can get from any and all of our ritualists on that day (pulling on Cable Tows here) and from the general membership in order to make this a lasting and memorable experience for our Brother.  Contact our Junior Warden if you can help with the Degree on that Saturday.  Charles Moore (317-941-5358).

As you all know, we were not able to have our Annual Fish Fry last year.  WB Ron was working to revamp the Fish Fry and make it a Community Day Event.  We are attempting to give that another shot again this year.  WB Ron is the Chairmen for this event and he is in need of some extra help to make this a successful event.  Attached to the end of this newsletter is message from WB Ron.  Please read it over and respond to him about any questions you may have or if you are able to help out with this.

As everyone will recall, this year’s Master Mason class is dedicated to the memory of WB Mark Griffin.  The rocks glasses commissioned to honor the memory of WB Mark Griffin are in and can be purchased from your officers.  These glasses look incredible and are American made!  The price for a single glass will be $10.00, two for $18.00 and a set of 4 will be $35.00.    Make sure to get your glass(es) early to remember the life of such a dedicated Mason and Veteran.

Quote of the Week:

 

“Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.”

Matt Cameron
Drummer

            When we get to the end of life I hope you are able to say you had no regrets and left nothing on the table.  We all should be trying to live life to the fullest because with life there is no do over.  When the working tools of life fall from our nerveless grasp, there is no “wait a minute, I got a few things I have been meaning to do”.  Look to the positive things in life as these are what are going to bring you joy and happiness.  Try to find something positive to reflect on every day and strive to radiate those positive vibes to others.  They say when you are negative, it makes you feel angry and depressed and can affect your physical well-being.  Life is too short to ruin it with a sour, negative attitude.

 Millersville 126 News / Dates:

May 25 – Award of Gold Presentation & Millersville Lodge’s 169th Birthday

  • Dinner 6:00pm
  • Award of Gold Presentation 7:00pm

Jun. 1 – Stated Meeting

  • Executive Committee Meeting 5:30pm
  • Dinner 6:00pm
  • Lodge 7:00pm

Jun. 5 – MM Degree (Seth Meyer)

  • 1:00pm (Calling all ritualists!! We need your help to put on this Saturday Degree)

Jun. 8 – TBD

  • Dinner 6:00pm

Jun. 15 – TBD

  • Dinner 6:00pm

 This Week’s Birthdays

Michael Stilabower (5/24), Donald Dawson (5/25), Willis Conner (5/26), Timothy Harris (5/26), Stephen Larsen (5/26), Thomas Meier (5/26), Sean Eley (5/30), John Koren, III (5/30), Roger Shoemake (5/30)

This Week’s Raisings

Thomas Anderson (5/24), John (Jack) Belschwender (5/24), Jeffery Rieth (5/24), Bruce Craig (5/24), Stephen Overly (5/24), Micah Williams (5/24), Robert Dalton (5/25), Gregory Roberts (5/25), Roger Black (5/26), Albert Hall (5/26), John Wooley (5/26), Brian Wilcox (5/26), Schuyler Hales (5/29), Louis Mineweaser (5/29), Kenneth Fallis (5/30), Thomas Fallis (5/30), James Reid (5/30), Michael Moffatt (5/30

Master’s Travels

If anyone is planning to travel or visit another Lodge or has been asked to come assist with a degree, please reach out to me and let me know so we can get a few more Brothers to go and make a visit out of it.  Below is the travel opportunities site I go to.  If you see anything there that interests you make sure to let me know.  This is also a great opportunity for Mentors to take their mentees to see some extra degree work to aid in their learning.

We are sitting at 9 different Lodges visited for a total of 542 round trip miles.  We only need one more visit to a Lodge we have not yet been too to complete both Grand Lodge Travel Awards.   We have made excellent progress in travel through the first half of the year.

http://masoniccalendar.blogspot.com/

 

Brian Bates

Worshipful Master

Millersville Lodge #126

Mobile: 260-615-8013

Email: tazmanfw@gmail.com

Hello Brethren:

As some of you may know, Worshipful Master Brian has asked me to chair our fundraiser (fish fry) this year which will be held Friday and Saturday, September 24th and 25th. Friday evening 4-8PM will be the typical fish fry dinner with seating inside or under the tent outside. On Saturday we hope to make Millersville Lodge a destination point for the community by having a Millersville Community Day from 10AM to 8PM. This will be a festival atmosphere with great food, open outdoor market, live music, children’s activities, and open house for our historic building. The event will be well promoted in the community. We are hoping for a wonderful day of celebration and unity, not just for the growth of our Lodge, but for the community at large as well.

That being said, please put these dates on your calendar and plan to commit for the year, at least these two days to your Lodge. Your participation and more importantly your assistance in making this a great event are most appreciated. This is way too much for just a few to pull off so the assistance of Brothers for a successful event is greatly needed in the following areas:

  • Thursday afternoon/evening set-up.
  • Tent Food Preparation –both days.
  • Passing out sponsorship brochures – these will be available very soon.
  • Parking – Mostly Sat.
  • Open house guides – Sat.
  • Millersville Lodge info table – Sat.
  • Band equipment move – Sat. AM and PM
  • Clean up – Sunday the 26th
  • Help with Coordination of above areas.

I look forward receiving emails from the Brethren who are willing and able to help with this event in any of the above areas, so please contact there or call me. I will also have sign-up sheets at the Lodge for members to make their willingness to help known. Thank you, Brethren, and let’s have a great year.

Fraternally,

Ron Featherston, PM

Rfeatherston1@aol.com

317-625-5095

 

Masters Newsletter 5/17/2021

Dear Brethren,

Thank you to all the Brothers who attended last week’s Called Meeting to confer the FellowCraft Degree on Brother Seth Meyer.  It is very meaningful for those going through the degrees to see so many on the sidelines there to support them.  Those who were in attendance also were witness to an excellent degree put on by our Senior Warden.  Our next Degree will once again be for Brother Seth and will be a Saturday Degree day (June 5th).  This is an excellent time for all those who find themselves too busy to attend Lodge during the week to come to a weekend Degree.  We really need all the help we can get from any and all of our ritualists on that day (pulling on Cable Tows here).  Contact our Junior Warden if you can help with the Degree on that Saturday.  Charles Moore (317-941-5358)

Coming up next week will be a Social Evening as I will be at Grand Lodge Annual Communication on May 18th and 19th (Tues/Wed).  Come on out and enjoy some dinner on the Lodge and catch up with your fellow Brothers.  Maybe head upstairs and play some cards or shoot some pool or just hand out in the Parlor and watch some TV or a movie (we have Hulu).  This would also be a great night to bring a guest to the Lodge you think might be a great fit for Masonry.  Following that Tuesday will be another open night as we will be celebrating our Lodge’s 169th birthday right after dinner and then we will move upstairs to present the Award of Gold (50 years in Masonry) to 3 of our Brothers (Robert Anderson, Jr., David Graf, Phil Booher).  This Award of Gold ceremony is open to guests so once again feel free to invite someone who you think would be a good fit for Masonry and our Lodge.

As you all know, we were not able to have our Annual Fish Fry last year.  WB Ron was working to revamp the Fish Fry and make it a Community Day Event.  We are attempting to give that another shot again this year.  WB Ron is the Chairmen for this event and he is in need of some extra help to make this a successful event.  Attached to the end of this newsletter is message from WB Ron.  Please read it over and respond to him about any questions you may have or if you are able to help out with this.

As everyone will recall, this year’s Master Mason class is dedicated to the memory of WB Mark Griffin.  The rocks glasses commissioned to honor the memory of WB Mark Griffin are in and can be purchased from your officers.  These glasses look incredible and are American made!  The price for a single glass will be $10.00, two for $18.00 and a set of 4 will be $35.00.    Make sure to get your glass(es) early to remember the life of such a dedicated Mason and Veteran.

Quote of the Week:

 “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead
Cultural anthropologist

One only needs to look back in history to see that this is true concerning Masons as well.  Look back to our Revolutionary times and think about all the parts Masons played in the forming and shaping of our Country.  Look how those changes have changed the world in which we live in today.  Think farther back to the original Knights Templar (although not actual Masons in those days) and see what a small group of 12 founding Knights grew into and what they accomplished and how they impacted society in medieval times.  We may only have 350 members at Millersville in a state that has a population of 6.7 million people, but we can affect change in the lives of not only our fellow members but in the lives of people we interact with on a daily basis as well as our local community.  Stop bickering and complaining and get out and be a part of the change.

Millersville 126 News / Dates:

May 18 – Social Evening

  • Dinner 6:00pm
  • After Dinner Play Cards, Shoot Pool, Catch up with Brothers you haven’t seen in a while.

May 18 & 19 – Grand Lodge Annual Communication

  • Only open to voting delegates (WM or Proxy)

May 25 – Award of Gold Presentation & Millersville Lodge’s 169th Birthday

  • Dinner 6:00pm
  • Award of Gold Presentation 7:00pm

Jun. 5 – MM Degree (Seth Meyer)

  • 1:00pm (Calling all ritualists!! We need your help to put on this Saturday Degree)

 This Week’s Birthdays

Richard Jones (5/17), Andrew Rettig (5/17), Brian Bates (5/22), Clarence Butler (5/22), Kenneth Calvin (5/22), Michael Palmer (5/22), Brad Sweezy (5/22), Charles Waggoner (5/22), Milton Brooks (5/23), Hector Munoz-Colon (5/23), Jeff Ping (5/23), Robert Walters (5/23)

 This Week’s Raisings

Robert Green (5/19), Harold Roy (5/19), Robert McDonald (5/20), Gregg Stone (5/20), Donald Boulden (5/21), William Patterson, Jr. (5/22)

 Master’s Travels

If anyone is planning to travel or visit another Lodge or has been asked to come assist with a degree, please reach out to me and let me know so we can get a few more Brothers to go and make a visit out of it.  Below is the travel opportunities site I go to.  If you see anything there that interests you make sure to let me know.  This is also a great opportunity for Mentors to take their mentees to see some extra degree work to aid in their learning.

We are sitting at 9 different Lodges visited for a total of 542 round trip miles.  We only need one more visit to a Lodge we have not yet been too to complete both Grand Lodge Travel Awards.   We have made excellent progress in travel through the first half of the year.

http://masoniccalendar.blogspot.com/

 

Brian Bates

Worshipful Master

Millersville Lodge #126

Mobile: 260-615-8013

Email: tazmanfw@gmail.com

Hello Brethren:

As some of you may know, Worshipful Master Brian has asked me to chair our fundraiser (fish fry) this year which will be held Friday and Saturday, September 24th and 25th. Friday evening 4-8PM will be the typical fish fry dinner with seating inside or under the tent outside. On Saturday we hope to make Millersville Lodge a destination point for the community by having a Millersville Community Day from 10AM to 8PM. This will be a festival atmosphere with great food, open outdoor market, live music, children’s activities, and open house for our historic building. The event will be well promoted in the community. We are hoping for a wonderful day of celebration and unity, not just for the growth of our Lodge, but for the community at large as well.

That being said, please put these dates on your calendar and plan to commit for the year, at least these two days to your Lodge. Your participation and more importantly your assistance in making this a great event are most appreciated. This is way too much for just a few to pull off so the assistance of Brothers for a successful event is greatly needed in the following areas:

  • Thursday afternoon/evening set-up.
  • Tent Food Preparation –both days.
  • Passing out sponsorship brochures – these will be available very soon.
  • Parking – Mostly Sat.
  • Open house guides – Sat.
  • Millersville Lodge info table – Sat.
  • Band equipment move – Sat. AM and PM
  • Clean up – Sunday the 26th
  • Help with Coordination of above areas.

I look forward receiving emails from the Brethren who are willing and able to help with this event in any of the above areas, so please contact there or call me. I will also have sign-up sheets at the Lodge for members to make their willingness to help known. Thank you, Brethren, and let’s have a great year.

Fraternally,

Ron Featherston, PM

Rfeatherston1@aol.com

317-625-5095

 

Masters Newsletter 5/10/2021

Dear Brethren,

What an impressive turnout we had last week.  That was as full as the dining room has been in years and really is an encouraging sign.  Granted we don’t have as many tables set up as we used to in the past but we will be correcting that situation and get some extra dining spaces set out.  It is so nice to see so many of you and to catch up with Brothers we may not have seen in a while.  Your officer line loves the momentum that we are seeing and really hope it continues.  Now is also a perfect time to invite a friend, relative or neighbor who isn’t a Mason to the Lodge for dinner.  Bring them 30 minutes prior to dinner so we can show them around our beautiful Lodge building and answer any questions they may have.

Coming up this week will be a FellowCraft Degree for Brother Seth Meyer.  We would really love to have the same large turnout this week as we had last week.  Not only would it be an impressive sight for our young Entered Apprentice to see a packed house as he takes his next step in Masonry, but your Senior Warden (DJ Wood) does a pretty impressive job conferring the FellowCraft Degree.  If you haven’t seen him in action yet this year now is the time to come.  Speaking of Seth, due to scheduling conflicts with work, we will need to have his Master Mason Degree on Saturday, Jun 5th at 1:00pm.  We were hoping to have it earlier so it would be in conjunction with the OES Breakfast but it isn’t possible.  We are going to need all the help we can get on that Saturday to make this a successful degree.  This will be a great opportunity for all those who say they just don’t have time to make it to the Lodge during the week.  If you can assist with the degree, reach out to our Junior Warden (Charles Moore) and let him know.

Another thing we were unable to accomplish last year is presenting 50 year Awards of Gold to our distinguished members who have reached that milestone.  I have begun reaching out to the members who reached this mark last year as well as the few who have already reached that mark this year.  It looks like we will have to have two ceremonies in order to get caught up.  The first will be on May 25th and the second will be sometime in late June.  Be sure to watch for further information on this and mark your calendars.  This is an historic milestone in a Brothers Masonic life and we should all be there to witness it and congratulate those Brothers who have reached that goal.

Thank you to all the Brothers who stepped up and volunteered to deliver flowers to our Lodge widows.  I know the ladies I delivered too were so happy to see us back out delivering flowers and it really made their day.   The next time we deliver will be in December so if you have interests in this please reach out to David Clingan at dwclingan@gmail.com or 317-730-6545 and he will make sure to add you to the list.  It really is a rewarding experience.

As you all know, we were not able to have our Annual Fish Fry last year.  WB Ron was working to revamp the Fish Fry and make it a Community Day Event.  We are attempting to give that another shot again this year.  WB Ron is the Chairmen for this event and he is in need of some extra help to make this a successful event.  Attached to the end of this newsletter is message from WB Ron.  Please read it over and respond to him about any questions you may have or if you are able to help out with this.

As everyone will recall, this year’s Master Mason class is dedicated to the memory of WB Mark Griffin.  The rocks glasses commissioned to honor the memory of WB Mark Griffin are in and can be purchased from your officers.  These glasses look incredible and are American made!  The price for a single glass will be $10.00, two for $18.00 and a set of 4 will be $35.00.    Make sure to get your glass(es) early to remember the life of such a dedicated Mason and Veteran.

Quote of the Week:

 

Bit of a change of pace.  Instead of a quote this week I am going with a few things that just make you go hmm.

  • Why do scientists call it research when looking for something new?

  • If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?

  • Why is it, when a door is open it’s ajar, but when a jar is open, it’s not adoor?

  • Why do we put suits in a garment bag and put garments in a suitcase?

  • Do married people live longer than single people or does it just SEEM longer?

  • If “con” is the opposite of “pro,” then what is the opposite of progress?

  • Do Roman paramedics refer to IV’s as “4’s”?

  • Whose cruel idea was it for the word “lisp” to have an “s” in it?

 

Millersville 126 News / Dates:

May 11 – FellowCraft Degree (Seth Meyer)

  • Dinner 6:00pm
  • Lodge 7:00pm

May 18 – TBD – Possible Masonic Education Night

  • Dinner 6:00pm

May 18 & 19 – Grand Lodge Annual Communication

  • Only open to voting delegates (WM or Proxy)

May 25 – Award of Gold Presentation

  • Dinner 6:00pm
  • Award of Gold Presentation 7:00pm

Jun. 5 – MM Degree

  • 1:00pm

 This Week’s Birthdays

David Greer (5/12), Bruce Jones (5/12), Richard Widmer (5/12), Alan Crawford (5/14), Dennis Shinault (5/14), Ronald Spratt (5/14), Charles Cantrell (5/15), Todd Geyer (5/16)

 This Week’s Raisings

Charles Abbott (5/10), Brandon Clymer (5/10), Eugene Hite (5/11), Siafa Massaley (5/12), Richard Widmer (5/14), Andrew Carr (5/16)

 Master’s Travels

If anyone is planning to travel or visit another Lodge or has been asked to come assist with a degree, please reach out to me and let me know so we can get a few more Brothers to go and make a visit out of it.  Below is the travel opportunities site I go to.  If you see anything there that interests you make sure to let me know.  This is also a great opportunity for Mentors to take their mentees to see some extra degree work to aid in their learning.

May 10 – West Newton Lodge #707, MM Degree.  Dinner 6:30pm, Lodge 7:30pm

We are sitting at 8 different Lodges visited for a total of 483 round trip miles.  We need at least 2 more visits to Lodges we haven’t already been too as well as 17 more miles.  Excellent progress in travel through the first quarter of the year.

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Brian Bates

Worshipful Master

Millersville Lodge #126

Mobile: 260-615-8013

Email: tazmanfw@gmail.com

Hello Brethren:

As some of you may know, Worshipful Master Brian has asked me to chair our fundraiser (fish fry) this year which will be held Friday and Saturday, September 24th and 25th. Friday evening 4-8PM will be the typical fish fry dinner with seating inside or under the tent outside. On Saturday we hope to make Millersville Lodge a destination point for the community by having a Millersville Community Day from 10AM to 8PM. This will be a festival atmosphere with great food, open outdoor market, live music, children’s activities, and open house for our historic building. The event will be well promoted in the community. We are hoping for a wonderful day of celebration and unity, not just for the growth of our Lodge, but for the community at large as well.

That being said, please put these dates on your calendar and plan to commit for the year, at least these two days to your Lodge. Your participation and more importantly your assistance in making this a great event are most appreciated. This is way too much for just a few to pull off so the assistance of Brothers for a successful event is greatly needed in the following areas:

  • Thursday afternoon/evening set-up.
  • Tent Food Preparation –both days.
  • Passing out sponsorship brochures – these will be available very soon.
  • Parking – Mostly Sat.
  • Open house guides – Sat.
  • Millersville Lodge info table – Sat.
  • Band equipment move – Sat. AM and PM
  • Clean up – Sunday the 26th
  • Help with Coordination of above areas.

I look forward receiving emails from the Brethren who are willing and able to help with this event in any of the above areas, so please contact there or call me. I will also have sign-up sheets at the Lodge for members to make their willingness to help known. Thank you, Brethren, and let’s have a great year.

Fraternally,

Ron Featherston, PM

Rfeatherston1@aol.com

317-625-5095