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Wisconsin Rapids Lodge No. 128 Organized the First Youth Bike Rodeo/Safety Fair

   The Wisconsin Rapids Lodge No. 128 organized the first youth Bike Rodeo/Safety Fair on May 7. It has not been done in the area communities in a very long time. This was one of the products of a lodge visioning process that was conducted three years ago and on hold due to the pandemic, when we asked ourselves “what is our lodge identity”? When we acknowledge our Masonic history and the legacy, we have been given by previous generations we

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Master Rick Schnabel of Forest Lodge No. 130 Wausau, presents check to Commander Bob Weller of Wausau American Legion Post 10

Master Rick Schnabel of Forest Lodge No. 130, Wausau, on behalf of the brothers of that Lodge, presented a check to Commander Bob Weller of Wausau American Legion Post 10 at one of their recent meetings. The donation was made to support the Veteran’s Avenue of Honor project for 2022. The Avenue of Honor is a tribute to those veterans from our area who served our country.  Banners with their pictures are displayed on Grand Avenue in Wausau from mid-May through Veterans

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Grand Master’s Message – June 2022

Where Do We Go From Here?      That’s a good question! My term as your Grand Master is coming to an end.  But Masonry in Wisconsin is moving forward!  In my opinion it is alive and well!      First and foremost, I would love to see you continue to Spread the Cement of Brotherly Love! This is an important part of our Masonic Brotherhood. Love is the cement that binds us together as Brothers! Love is what makes the world

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Decora Lodge No 177, Presented the Galesville Fire Department with state -of-the-art Greenport Portable Fire Suppression Tools

Decora Lodge No. 177, Galesville, in partnership with the Wisconsin Masonic Foundation, held a presentation ceremony on March 14 at the Galesville Fire Department to present two state-of-the-art GreenPort Portable Fire Suppression. These devices will help save lives – and the Lodge is proud to donate these to help make our community a safer place.  Decora Lodge hopes to be able to donate additional devices to area fire departments in the future. From left: Paul Evenson, Galesville Police Chief; Bro. Jim Kline;

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Recent “Pop Up Breakfast” Master of Masonic Light Lodge No 218 Presented Check for $500 to Crivitz Rescue Squad

At a recent “Pop Up Breakfast” Master Chuck Fick, Master of  Masonic Light Lodge No. 218, presented a check for $500 to the Crivitz Rescue Squad. The funds came from the Wisconsin Masonic Foundation Acts of Kindness and the proceeds of Lodge’s Brat Fries. The Lodge holds Brat Fries at Pelkin’s Smokey Meats in Crivitz to raise funds for community needs and scholarships. The first one of this season will be May 27. Accepting the donation for the Crivitz Rescue Squad are front left: Denise Busse, EMS

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District Deputy 2 Daniel J. Hagerty Presents – River Falls Lodge No 109 Master Chris Falkner with two Fire Suppression Tools

DD2 Daniel J. Hagerty presents River Falls Lodge No. 109 Master Chris Falkner with two Fire Suppression Tools. The units were purchased by the Wisconsin Masonic Foundation to be presented by lodges to their local police and fire departments. The units are capable of extinguishing a fire and cooling down to 200º a 5,000 square foot area in 30 seconds without the use of water. Photo by Milt Helmer

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Milton Lodge No. 161 brothers volunteered at the “Milton High School Career Day” 

  Brothers from Milton Lodge No. 161 volunteered at the “Milton High School Career Day” “How to Tie a Tie” table at the request of District 9 Deputy Derek M. Henze. Bro. Pat Garvin stated, “It was a very well-run event, and the students were very interested and polite. Area Administrator Fran (Fritz) Prusansky, Junior Warden Curt Sorenson and I, along with the president of the Milton Chamber of Commerce taught many kids, mostly young ladies, how to tie neckties. Some other

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Hartford Lodge No 120 provides Dinner for First Responders of Hartford Fire Department

Hartford Lodge No. 120 provided a dinner for the first responders of the Hartford Fire Department after their monthly meeting at the Fire and Rescue Station in Hartford. The dinner was appreciated by the first responders present. Senior Warden Jim Hunt (chair of this event) provided his special smoked pull pork as the main attraction with other brethren providing side dishes, beverages, homemade cookies and cake. The Masons thanked each first responder personally with handshakes and verbal thanks as they

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Wisconsin Rapids Lodge No. 128 Organized the First Youth Bike Rodeo/Safety Fair

   The Wisconsin Rapids Lodge No. 128 organized the first youth Bike Rodeo/Safety Fair on May 7. It has not been done in the area communities in a very long time. This was one of the products of a lodge visioning process that was conducted three years ago and on hold due to the pandemic, when we asked ourselves “what is our lodge identity”? When we acknowledge our Masonic history and the legacy, we have been given by previous generations we

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Master Rick Schnabel of Forest Lodge No. 130 Wausau, presents check to Commander Bob Weller of Wausau American Legion Post 10

Master Rick Schnabel of Forest Lodge No. 130, Wausau, on behalf of the brothers of that Lodge, presented a check to Commander Bob Weller of Wausau American Legion Post 10 at one of their recent meetings. The donation was made to support the Veteran’s Avenue of Honor project for 2022. The Avenue of Honor is a tribute to those veterans from our area who served our country.  Banners with their pictures are displayed on Grand Avenue in Wausau from mid-May through Veterans

Read More »

Grand Master’s Message – June 2022

Where Do We Go From Here?      That’s a good question! My term as your Grand Master is coming to an end.  But Masonry in Wisconsin is moving forward!  In my opinion it is alive and well!      First and foremost, I would love to see you continue to Spread the Cement of Brotherly Love! This is an important part of our Masonic Brotherhood. Love is the cement that binds us together as Brothers! Love is what makes the world

Read More »

Decora Lodge No 177, Presented the Galesville Fire Department with state -of-the-art Greenport Portable Fire Suppression Tools

Decora Lodge No. 177, Galesville, in partnership with the Wisconsin Masonic Foundation, held a presentation ceremony on March 14 at the Galesville Fire Department to present two state-of-the-art GreenPort Portable Fire Suppression. These devices will help save lives – and the Lodge is proud to donate these to help make our community a safer place.  Decora Lodge hopes to be able to donate additional devices to area fire departments in the future. From left: Paul Evenson, Galesville Police Chief; Bro. Jim Kline;

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Recent “Pop Up Breakfast” Master of Masonic Light Lodge No 218 Presented Check for $500 to Crivitz Rescue Squad

At a recent “Pop Up Breakfast” Master Chuck Fick, Master of  Masonic Light Lodge No. 218, presented a check for $500 to the Crivitz Rescue Squad. The funds came from the Wisconsin Masonic Foundation Acts of Kindness and the proceeds of Lodge’s Brat Fries. The Lodge holds Brat Fries at Pelkin’s Smokey Meats in Crivitz to raise funds for community needs and scholarships. The first one of this season will be May 27. Accepting the donation for the Crivitz Rescue Squad are front left: Denise Busse, EMS

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District Deputy 2 Daniel J. Hagerty Presents – River Falls Lodge No 109 Master Chris Falkner with two Fire Suppression Tools

DD2 Daniel J. Hagerty presents River Falls Lodge No. 109 Master Chris Falkner with two Fire Suppression Tools. The units were purchased by the Wisconsin Masonic Foundation to be presented by lodges to their local police and fire departments. The units are capable of extinguishing a fire and cooling down to 200º a 5,000 square foot area in 30 seconds without the use of water. Photo by Milt Helmer

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Milton Lodge No. 161 brothers volunteered at the “Milton High School Career Day” 

  Brothers from Milton Lodge No. 161 volunteered at the “Milton High School Career Day” “How to Tie a Tie” table at the request of District 9 Deputy Derek M. Henze. Bro. Pat Garvin stated, “It was a very well-run event, and the students were very interested and polite. Area Administrator Fran (Fritz) Prusansky, Junior Warden Curt Sorenson and I, along with the president of the Milton Chamber of Commerce taught many kids, mostly young ladies, how to tie neckties. Some other

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Hartford Lodge No 120 provides Dinner for First Responders of Hartford Fire Department

Hartford Lodge No. 120 provided a dinner for the first responders of the Hartford Fire Department after their monthly meeting at the Fire and Rescue Station in Hartford. The dinner was appreciated by the first responders present. Senior Warden Jim Hunt (chair of this event) provided his special smoked pull pork as the main attraction with other brethren providing side dishes, beverages, homemade cookies and cake. The Masons thanked each first responder personally with handshakes and verbal thanks as they

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