Dear Brethren,

As a reminder, due to COVID-19 concerns there will be no degree work performed during the month of January and we will not be meeting as a Lodge.  Also as a reminder, everyone should have received their Dues Statement from the Grand Lodge.  Just a friendly reminder to get those sent in.  Grand Lodge took over this function a few years ago.  If you have not gotten a Dues Statement, please reach out to me and let me know.  I will need to verify your address in the Grand Lodge database.

This year’s Master Mason class will be dedicated to the memory of Mark L. Griffin, PM.  Our Deacons are working to put together a short program about WB Griffin that they will present to the Lodge towards the end of February.  We unfortunately do not have any family contact information for him.  If anyone would know that or would be willing to share any stories or memories they may have of WB Griffin, please reach out to me or one of our Deacons.  We would greatly appreciate the help.

Lastly, if you were unable to attend Founder’s Day this year, which was virtual, don’t worry.  The whole program was recorded and can be watched at the below link.  I will also see if we can’t make this link available on our website as well.  Spoiler Alert, Millersville was awarded as the #1 Lodge in the State of Indiana for 2019 for the second year in a row.  Congratulations to WB Robbie Switzer for his leadership to the Lodge that year.


Quote of the Week:

 “A great leader has the humility to realize they aren’t going to know it all, but the curiosity to want to know more.”

Scott Mordell
Longest serving CEO of YPO


I would really like to replace the word “leader” in this quote to “Mason”.  None of us as Masons knows everything or has all the answers even though there are times when some may think they do.  We should always strive as Masons to let our curiosity be our guide and let it push us to continue to seek further Light.  Although the highest degree you can ever attain is the sublime degree of a Master Mason, this isn’t the end of the journey.  So much more awaits you if you just seek it out.

Millersville 126 News / Dates:

Feb. 2 – Stated Meeting

  • Executive Committee Meeting 5:15pm
  • Dinner 6:00pm (Come with an appetite as your WM has challenged Chef Michael to see who can make the best Bean and Ham Soup)
  • 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