Dear Brethren,

The New Year is upon us.  It’s time to start all those New Year’s resolutions that the majority of us all break by February.  Unfortunately, COVID has followed us into the New Year as well but with the vaccine we pray the end is soon in sight.  We are still being precautionary at Lodge as we wait and see how things develop after the Holidays and family gatherings.  The plan/hope is to resume doing degree work starting in February.  We ask for your patience as we take a ‘better safe than sorry approach’.  Per Grand Lodge we still have to hold our Stated Meetings and conduct the business of the Lodge.

Quote of the Week:

 “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

Alan Watts

Well we certainly have seen a great deal of change in our lives over the past year.  Family gatherings, going to out to dinner or the movies, shopping and even work all saw a great deal of changes.  It seems that no matter where you looked, our lives were being turned upside down.  Many had to adjust and learn to work from home.  Face masks and hand sanitizer became a daily part of our lives.  Face to Face meetings were replaced with online meeting software.  All across retail stores you see markings of where to stand in order to keep proper social distancing.  The list goes on and on.  We have all been affected by COVID and the societal changes.  Everything has changed yet, Freemasonry, not withstanding, has still survived.  Hold fast to the tenets of Freemasonry and your bonds of Brotherhood my Brothers and join the dance.

Millersville 126 News / Dates:

Jan. 5 – Stated Meeting

  • Executive Committee Meeting 5:15pm
  • Dinner 6:00pm
  • Stated Meeting 7:00pm

Jan. Birthdays – Yannick Anegbele (1), Horlston Jean Francois (1), James Reid (1), John Sweezy Jr. (2), Roger Thompson II (3), Paul Barclay (5), Chris Nowak (5), Timothy Goodpaster (7), Philip Young (8), Irvin Larsen (9), Earl Miller (9), Robert Patterson (9), Randall Merle (10), Dylan Shiffler (10), Steve Arnold (11), Kevin Ayers (13), John Hague (14), Richard Lucht (14), Fred Schwomeyer (14), Robert Dake (16), Bruce Frazer (16), David Vail Jr. (18), Edward Davidson (23), Harold Roy (24), Neal Stone (25)

Jan. Raisings – Philip Booher (5), David Wilkins (5), Lee Langlotz (9), Kenneth Brooks (10), Matthew Allread (13), Timothy Harris (14), Timothee Hammond (17), Charles Reinking (18), John Sirbu (20), John Knox (21), William Updike (21), Joe Clymer (22), Nicholas Kirk (22), Kenneth Calvin (23), George Chisler (23), Richard Brewer (24), Leonard Coppola (25), Robert Welling (25), Ronald Spratt (25), J.D. Cash (25), Claud Hayes (26), Gene Snipes (26), Donald Bowsher (27), Fred Kortepeter (27), Robert Ratz (29), John Shinn (29), Larry Howald (30), Donald Morris (30)

Master’s Travels – Coming Soon.


 Brian Bates

Worshipful Master

Millersville Lodge #126

Mobile: 260-615-8013