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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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The Minocqua Fire & Rescue Department received a Fire Suppression Tool from Island City Lodge No. 330 

The Minocqua Fire & Rescue Department received a Fire Suppression Tool from Island City Lodge No. 330 in conjunction with the Wisconsin Masonic Foundation. The portable Fire Suppression Tool (FST) is a state-of-the-art, highly effective, environmentally safe aerosol fire suppression solution gaining first responders valuable and often critical minutes and seconds.  Submitted by Bro. Dave Imlah Jr., PM

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Hartford Lodge No. 120 Presents FST to Hartford Police Department

Brethren of Hartford Lodge No.120 presented a Fire Suppression Tool on April 11, to Chief of Police Scott MacFarlan to be used by the police departments first responders. Presenting the FST to Chief MacFarlan is Senior Warden James Hunt. Chief MacFarlan thanked the Brethren following the presentation. Submitted by, Bro. Allen Brandt

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Collins-Spring Valley Lodge Aids Local Cancer Victims

     Collins-Spring Valley Lodge No. 192, Baldwin, recently donated a portion of the proceeds from their car show last June to the Spring Valley Community Cancer Fund. The lodge’s donation of $832 was matched by the Wisconsin Masonic Foundation’s Masonic Acts of Kindness Matching Grant Program making for a total donation of $1,664.      The SVCCF is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers from the Spring Valley community. It was founded in 2012 with the purpose of “Supporting our own” in the

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St. John’s Lodge Donates Square Bears to First Responders

Several years ago, the St. John’s Masonic Lodge of Whitewater/Palmyra donated “Masons Care Bears” to the police and fire departments to distribute to local children. This program was funded by lodge member, the late Brother David L. Kachel. In honor and memory of the generosity of our late Brother, the lodge is once again donating several of these bears to the Whitewater Police and Fire Departments. City of Whitewater Acting Police Chief Dan Meyer holds one of the bears donated

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Grand Master Gary L. Stang

Grand Master’s Message – May 2022

WHERE ARE WE?      Jim Valvano, who was a great college basketball coach and an even better speaker, once said that if you want to get better at anything, you must know “Where you started, where you are and where you want to be!”  If you get a chance, look him up (YouTube, 1993 ESPY speech).      Where we started last June wasn’t necessarily the best place to be.  We had two really tough years in a row mainly because

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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

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;

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

The Minocqua Fire & Rescue Department received a Fire Suppression Tool from Island City Lodge No. 330 

The Minocqua Fire & Rescue Department received a Fire Suppression Tool from Island City Lodge No. 330 in conjunction with the Wisconsin Masonic Foundation. The portable Fire Suppression Tool (FST) is a state-of-the-art, highly effective, environmentally safe aerosol fire suppression solution gaining first responders valuable and often critical minutes and seconds.  Submitted by Bro. Dave Imlah Jr., PM

Read More »

Hartford Lodge No. 120 Presents FST to Hartford Police Department

Brethren of Hartford Lodge No.120 presented a Fire Suppression Tool on April 11, to Chief of Police Scott MacFarlan to be used by the police departments first responders. Presenting the FST to Chief MacFarlan is Senior Warden James Hunt. Chief MacFarlan thanked the Brethren following the presentation. Submitted by, Bro. Allen Brandt

Read More »

Collins-Spring Valley Lodge Aids Local Cancer Victims

     Collins-Spring Valley Lodge No. 192, Baldwin, recently donated a portion of the proceeds from their car show last June to the Spring Valley Community Cancer Fund. The lodge’s donation of $832 was matched by the Wisconsin Masonic Foundation’s Masonic Acts of Kindness Matching Grant Program making for a total donation of $1,664.      The SVCCF is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers from the Spring Valley community. It was founded in 2012 with the purpose of “Supporting our own” in the

Read More »

St. John’s Lodge Donates Square Bears to First Responders

Several years ago, the St. John’s Masonic Lodge of Whitewater/Palmyra donated “Masons Care Bears” to the police and fire departments to distribute to local children. This program was funded by lodge member, the late Brother David L. Kachel. In honor and memory of the generosity of our late Brother, the lodge is once again donating several of these bears to the Whitewater Police and Fire Departments. City of Whitewater Acting Police Chief Dan Meyer holds one of the bears donated

Read More »
Grand Master Gary L. Stang

Grand Master’s Message – May 2022

WHERE ARE WE?      Jim Valvano, who was a great college basketball coach and an even better speaker, once said that if you want to get better at anything, you must know “Where you started, where you are and where you want to be!”  If you get a chance, look him up (YouTube, 1993 ESPY speech).      Where we started last June wasn’t necessarily the best place to be.  We had two really tough years in a row mainly because

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