Ozaukee Lodge 175th Anniversary Rededication and Dyslexia Fundraiser

By Rich Rygh 

Brothers and their families packed the Port Washington Masonic Center on October 21st for the rededication of Ozaukee Freemasons Lodge No. 17 in celebration of their 175th anniversary and a fundraiser for the Children’s Dyslexia Centers hosted by Brother Dave Tainter. 

Acting Deputy Grand Master Earl Gunderson at the request of the Officers of Ozaukee Lodge asked Grand Master David R. Ritchie to reconsecrate the Lodge and reinstall the officers. 

The Grand Master asked the Grand Stewards to uncover the symbolic lodge and he reconsecrated Ozaukee Lodge agreeable to the ancient usages and customs of the fraternity and reinstalled the officers of the Lodge. 

Grand Master Ritchie thanked the Brethren of Ozaukee Lodge for the opportunity to rededicate the Lodge. 

Selling and buying raffle tickets

Everyone retired to the dining room for a fundraiser for the Grand Master’s Appeal — the Children’s Dyslexia Centers — hosted by Brother Tainter. It was a very enjoyable evening of music, laughter, great Masonic fellowship and fantastic hors d’oeuvres and food Brother Tainter is well-known for. 

Music was provided by Keyboardist Gary Haseley along with entertainment by comedians Lee LA Lycan, Patti Vasquez and Chris Barnes. 

Great fellowship while enjoying the music of Gary Haseley

There were raffles and a silent auction to provide more fun while supporting the Dyslexia Centers. 

Grand Master Ritchie (right) picks a winning raffle ticket. From left is Brother Dave Tainter and Master Kevin Parins

Watch for the dates for two more fundraisers coming up in the future: Eau Claire in February and Lake Lodge in Milwaukee in April. They will provide a very enjoyable evening with great entertainment and fantastic food you won’t forget.