Dear Brethren,

We had a great presentation on the Indiana Freemason Museum and Library by PGM Mike Brumback.  For those who were not able to attend in person we did record it and it is on both of our Facebook pages as well as on the Indiana Freemasons page.  If you have never had the opportunity to visit our Grand Lodge Museum and Library I highly encourage it.  This presentation only scratched the surface of what you can see and find down there.  Here is also a link to the presentation:

Coming up this Tuesday we will be having another 50 Year Award of Gold Ceremony for two well deserving Brothers (David Woods and Leonard Shirley).  This is a significant milestone in the life of a Mason and I encourage all to attend to show support for these Brothers who have given 50 years of their lives to Masonry.  Just think about that number 50 for a while.  Many of us haven’t even been alive for 50 years or worked a job for that long or even been married 50 years.  So to dedicate yourself to something for that long of a time period is incredible.  Hope to see a great turnout.

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:


“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.”

Charles Caleb Colton

I think many of us can relate to this.  We take so much for granted in our lives and don’t truly grasp all that we have until we no longer have it.  This can be said for our Brotherhood as well.  Many have been part of other Lodges that are no longer around anymore.  They have closed their doors or merged in with other Lodges.  I have had many Brothers who don’t come regularly tell me they miss being at Lodge and around their Masonic Brothers.  What are you waiting for?  Come on back and be a part of something bigger than yourselves and reconnect with your Brothers.

Millersville 126 News / Dates:

Jun. 29 – Award of Gold Presentation

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

 Jul. 6 – Stated Meeting

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

 This Week’s Birthdays

Matthew Benson (6/28), Charles Moore (6/30), Nicholas Kirk (7/3), Kevin Marshall (7/3)

 This Week’s Raisings

Carl Dominick (6/28), Ken Puller (6/28), Les Meyer (6/28), Bob Shenberger (6/28), Daniel McAfee (6/29), James Bovard (6/30), James Sweeney (6/30), Andy Hoffman (6/30), Jose Dominguez (6/30), Dennis Coltart (7/4)

  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 10 different Lodges visited for a total of 590 round trip miles.  We have completed the requirements for both of the Grand Lodge Travel Awards.  That doesn’t mean we are going to stop traveling as I would like to see us go for some of the many traveling implements in the area and bring them home to Millersville.  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.


Brian Bates

Worshipful Master

Millersville Lodge #126

Mobile: 260-615-8013



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.
  • 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.


Ron Featherston, PM