Dear Brethren,

I would like to take this time to wish all of you a very Happy Holiday season from myself and all your newly installed officers and we hope that despite the current situation we find ourselves in with COVID-19 that you can still find a great deal of joy and happiness during this season.  Please remember in all your applications to Deity our many widows and orphans as well as our members who may find themselves alone during this time of year with so many restrictions in place around our city, state and country.  Take a few moments to reach out to your fellow Brothers and check in with them and see how they are doing.  Sometimes just a simple Hello, I’ve been thinking about you can really go a long way to bring happiness to someone who may be feeling alone.

Quote of the Week:

 “It ain’t hard being good; it’s being good everyday that’s tough!”

Willie Mays
Legendary MLB Center Fielder

If you were at the Installation then you heard me speak on this.  This quote brings to mind one of the four cardinal virtues; Prudence.  When we learn about Prudence, we learn that it should be the peculiar characteristic of all Masons, not only for the government of their conduct while in the Lodge, but also when abroad in the world.  We should always strive to be good Masons every day, no matter where we find ourselves.  We should remember the lessons we have been taught and apply them always to our daily lives.

Millersville 126 News / Dates:

Dec. Birthdays – Robert Cichocky (1), Fred Julch (1), Robert King (3), Thomas Roberge (3), James Sweeney (3), Craig Kraft (4), Michael Redding (4), Wallace Renn (7), Gary Fresch (10), Eric Brown (11), William Mabrey (13), Robert Ratz (13), Mac Fehsenfeld (16),                  Schuyler Hales (17), John Knox (17), Gene Snipes (17), Joseph Fuller (19), Kenneth Fallis (20), Louis Mineweaser (20), William Guarnery (22), James Strauss (23), Timothee Hammond (25), Christopher Littrell (25), Steven Sonafrank (26), Dennis Coltart (29), Dwight Baxter (30), William Krier (31)

Dec. Raisings – This will be forthcoming

Lodge will be dark for the remainder of the year.  There will also not be a Feast of St John held this year.  We will resume Lodge activities again at the first Stated Meeting of the year on Jan. 5, 2021.

Newly Installed Officers

 Worshipful Master – Brian Matthew Bates

Senior Warden – David Jeffrey Wood

Junior Warden – Charles Anthony Moore

Treasurer – Jeffrey Alan Ping

Secretary – Rodney Allen Mann, PGM

Senior Deacon – David Allen Levine

Junior Deacon – Kenneth Edward Fodrie

Senior Steward – Frederick Alfred Schwomeyer

Junior Steward – Leslie Eric Meyer

Chaplain – Michael Eugene Kinder, PM

Tyler – Gregg Edward Stone




Jeffrey Scott Karnes, PM

James Carl Strauss, PM

William Butler Faulk




Brian Bates

Worshipful Master-Elect

Millersville Lodge #126

Mobile: 260-615-8013

Email: tazmanfw@gmail.com