Greetings Brethren,

Up this Tuesday is our monthly Stated Meeting.  This is a great night to get out to the Lodge and reconnect with Brothers you may not have seen in a while.  Come on out for some dinner and fellowship before heading upstairs for a short meeting.  We need Brothers at Lodge who are willing to be a part of an Investigating Committee for a petitioner to the Lodge as we will have a few that will be read.  We will also be talking about the Fish Fry and how the weekend went for the Lodge.

Last week we had Masonic education on the architectural terms found in the Middle Chamber lecture in regards to the 5 pillars.  If you missed it and would still like to view it you can as it was recorded and is on our Facebook page.  Here is also the link you can use to get to it:

We will be having 2 other Masonic educations during the month of October that you will want to make sure you mark on your calendar.  October 12th will be an education on the 3 different Grand Lodge buildings that we have had in Indiana and that will be given by Chris Hodapp.  Then on the last Tuesday of the month, Oct 26th, we will learn about the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation and the Gold Card program which will be presented by the WB Steve Sonafrank.

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:

 “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”


Don’t sell yourselves short Brothers.  It is nice to reach our goals, but if we are constantly setting goals that are easily achievable or don’t require much effort, we are just hurting ourselves in the long run.  To achieve greatness we have to reach for it, we need to dream big and put all our efforts into it.  Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.  Believe in yourself.  You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you can imagine.

Millersville 126 News / Dates:

Oct. 5 – Stated Meeting

  • Dinner 6:00pm
  • Lodge 7:00pm

Oct. 12 – Masonic Education & Craft Guild

  • Dinner 6:00pm
  • Masonic Education 6:45pm (History of the 3 different Grand Lodge Buildings in Indiana. Presented by Chris Hodapp)
  • Craft Guild will follow at approx. 7:30pm

Oct. 19 – Master Mason Degree (Michael Redding)

  • Dinner 6:00pm
  • Lodge 7:00pm

Oct. 26 – Masonic Education & Craft Guild

  • Dinner 6:00pm
  • Masonic Education 6:45pm (WB Steve Sonafrank will be talking about the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation and the Gold Card Program)
  • Craft Guild will follow at approx. 7:30pm

This Week’s Birthdays

Michael Nelson (10/5), DJ Wood (10/6), Bernard Wurger (10/8), John Wooley (10/10)

 This Week’s Raisings

Willis Conner (10/8), David Hagley Jr. (10/8), Rex Moore (10/10)

 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


 Masonic Appendant Body News

Scottish Rite

October 6, 2021 – Stated Meeting – Dinner at 5:30 pm – Meeting at 7:00 pm followed by the DeMolay Degree

October 15, 2021 – Silent Movie Night – 7:00 pm

October 24, 2021 – Children’s Halloween Party – 2:00 pm – Grand Hall

November 3, 2021 – Stated Meeting – Dinner 5:30 pm – Meeting 7:00 pm followed by 12th Degree

November 13, 2021 – Convocation  – 8:00 am start – 4th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 20th, 32nd Degrees

December 1, 2021 – Stated Meeting – Dinner at 5:30 pm – Meeting at 7:00 pm

December 5, 2021 – Orchestra Winter Concert 3:00 pm – Theater

December 11, 2021 – Children’s Christmas Party – Magic Show in Theater 2:00 pm, Games and Fun in the Grand Hall at 2:30 pm.

York Rite

Oct. 13 – Hiram Council / H.E.Lackey Commandry Joint Stated Meeting

  • 7:00pm Lodge
  • 8:00pm Order of Red Cross and Order of Malta (Short Form)

Oct. 27 – H.E. Lackey Commandry – Order of the Temple Practice

  • 7:00pm

Nov. 10 – H.E. Lackey Commandry – Order of the Temple Practice

  • 7:00pm

Nov. 24 – H.E. Lackey Commandry  – Order of the Temple and Inspection

  • 7:00pm

Murat Shrine

Oasis is now open for lunch Monday thru Friday from 11:00am – 2:00pm

Oct. 9 – Potentates Ball

  • 6:30pm

Oct. 18 – Stated Meeting

  • 7:00pm

Nov. 6 – Grand Master’s One Day Class

  • EA Degree 8:00am – 9:15am
  • FC Degree 9:45am – 11:30am (Millersvile Lodge will confer)
  • Lunch 11:30am – 12:45pm
  • MM Degree 12:45pm – 3:00pm
  • Murat Shrine Ceremonial 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Nov. 15 – Stated Meeting

  • 7:00pm

Nov. 27 – 2nd Sportsman Raffle

  • $20/ticket for chance at 1 of 50 guns
  • See Gregg Stone, Jim Strauss or Wally Renn for tickets

Dec. 20 – Stated Meeting

  • 7:00pm

Order of the Eastern Star

Oct. 6 – Stated Meeting

  • Dinner 6:30pm
  • Lodge 7:00pm

Oct. 21 – Marion County Worthy Matrons Meeting

  • 6:30pm

Nov. 6 – Monthly Community Breakfast

  • 8:00am – 10:00am
  • $8.00 donation