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Expanding Our Masonic Knowledge

By Grand Orator Jerry A. Reick Greetings Brethren, This month I’m providing an article from the Ohio Grand Lodge website that gives a nice explanation of the difference between operative and speculative Masonry. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. Operative v. Speculative Masonry: What’s the Difference? Freemasonry is a brotherhood rooted in the mission of making good men even better, guided by the core values of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Every Mason is on

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Every Child Should Have a Place at the Table The Challenge Coin — POWER coupled with BENEVOLENCE The Grand Master’s Appeal Challenge Coin

It cannot be bought. It is not for sale but is awarded to the benevolent donor who has sup-ported feeding a hungry child with a donation to the Grand Masters Appeal. There is no reward for having one; other than the self-satisfaction that you have touched the life of someone who does not know when they will be enjoying his or her next meal. The coin itself represents nothing but hope for a hungry child. It is physically small, about

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The Gentleman In The Room

By Junior Grand Warden David R. Ritchie It has been said that “Being male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of age. Being a gentleman is a matter of choice.” Being a gentleman is as much a matter of choice as being uncivil is a matter of choice. The choice often centers around choosing self-centeredness or choosing empathy with others. Civilization is the idea of a group of people living and working together, within a

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Reflections of Past Grand Master James A. Zimmerman

By Past Grand Master Craig S. Campbell James Allen Zimmerman, formerly of Shawano, Wisconsin, passed away at his home in Rogers, Arkansas on Sept. 23, 2020. He was born to Clarence and Iola (Petit) Zimmerman on Oct. 2, 1939 in Elgin Illinois. Jim was baptized and confirmed at Good Shephard Lutheran Church in Elgin, Illinois. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1957 after which he served our country from 1959-1961 in the U.S. Army Signal Corps stationed in France.

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What can We do Now?

I had the pleasure to speak with a Brother from one of our lodges who shared an interesting idea they had for visiting their widows. Because of COVID-19 and not being able to have that face-to-face visit, they decided to call each widow and wish her “happy holidays”, and ask if she would be home on (date & time) so they could stop by. They said they would be knocking on her door and leaving a gift from our lodge.

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Continuing Gift from Hartford Lodge

The board of directors and staff of the Medical Center Foundation of Hartford are grateful for the financial support from the Hartford Lodge No. 120. Each year the Lodge contributes $1000 to the Medical Center Foundation’s Personal Emergency Response Program (formerly known as Life-Line) during the Tree of Life Celebration Campaign. The Hartford Lodge has contributed $35,241 through the years. Countless numbers of neighbors and friends remain safe and independent by the use of the Personal Emergency Response Program. The

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Grand Master Gary L. Stang

Grand Master’s Message – August 30, 2021

ARE FIRST IMPRESSIONS IMPORTANT?      I have opened many doors into Masonic buildings and I have always had a first impression. On one occasion, I walked into a Masonic building that was so beautiful – everything was in its place. My first impression was WOW!! As I continued further into the building, nothing changed. The cleanliness and the shine of the floors made another strong impression on me. I walked into the lodge room and the secretary’s desk was spotless

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Prince Hall – Black Freemason and Civil Rights Activist

By Bro. Ed Klein Born in Bridgetown, Barbados, Prince Hall arrived in Boston in 1765 at age seventeen, having worked in exchange for passage on a vessel bound for America. Living in colonial Medford, MA, Hall married Sara Ritchie, a slave who died soon after the marriage. At age 25, after many years of making a living as a peddler and leather worker, Hall owned land, paid taxes and was eligible to vote. He was one of the Free Blacks

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Grand Master’s Message – June 2021

     In the last scene of the Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”, George Bailey (played by Jimmy Stewart) receives the book from his guardian angel called “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”.  A caption inside reads “Remember no man is a failure who has friends.” Being a member of the greatest fraternity in the world, we all have many friends including some we haven’t even met yet.         I want to start by saying thank you for being

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Dells Lodge assists food pantry

by Bro. James Timm The Grand Master of Masons in Wisconsin Kenneth C. Gorgen has a special appeal this year for Masons to make donations to food pantries all over Wisconsin. In his words “Every child should have a place at the table”. This COVID-19 pandemic has affected many families throughout Wisconsin. In addition to the Grand Master’s Appeal Wisconsin Dells Lodge No. 124 would like to do their part by making a donation to our local food pantry. In

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CS Giving Foundation Helps Push Grand Master’s Appeal to $70K

by Senior Grand Warden Paul T. Tourville CS Giving Foundation Helps Push Grand Master’s Appeal to $70K What an amazing night! The 14th annual Wild Game dinner fundraising event hosted by CS Giving Foundation was a huge success. For those who do not know, the CS in CS Giving Foundation is an abbreviation for Com-pass & Square. That’s right, this charitable foundation was established several years ago specifically by Freemasons designed to raise money primarily for Wiscon-sin childhood charities. Over

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Expanding Our Masonic Knowledge

By Grand Orator Jerry A. Reick Greetings Brethren, This month I’m providing an article from the Ohio Grand Lodge website that gives a nice explanation of the difference between operative and speculative Masonry. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. Operative v. Speculative Masonry: What’s the Difference? Freemasonry is a brotherhood rooted in the mission of making good men even better, guided by the core values of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Every Mason is on

Read More »

Every Child Should Have a Place at the Table The Challenge Coin — POWER coupled with BENEVOLENCE The Grand Master’s Appeal Challenge Coin

It cannot be bought. It is not for sale but is awarded to the benevolent donor who has sup-ported feeding a hungry child with a donation to the Grand Masters Appeal. There is no reward for having one; other than the self-satisfaction that you have touched the life of someone who does not know when they will be enjoying his or her next meal. The coin itself represents nothing but hope for a hungry child. It is physically small, about

Read More »

The Gentleman In The Room

By Junior Grand Warden David R. Ritchie It has been said that “Being male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of age. Being a gentleman is a matter of choice.” Being a gentleman is as much a matter of choice as being uncivil is a matter of choice. The choice often centers around choosing self-centeredness or choosing empathy with others. Civilization is the idea of a group of people living and working together, within a

Read More »

Reflections of Past Grand Master James A. Zimmerman

By Past Grand Master Craig S. Campbell James Allen Zimmerman, formerly of Shawano, Wisconsin, passed away at his home in Rogers, Arkansas on Sept. 23, 2020. He was born to Clarence and Iola (Petit) Zimmerman on Oct. 2, 1939 in Elgin Illinois. Jim was baptized and confirmed at Good Shephard Lutheran Church in Elgin, Illinois. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1957 after which he served our country from 1959-1961 in the U.S. Army Signal Corps stationed in France.

Read More »

What can We do Now?

I had the pleasure to speak with a Brother from one of our lodges who shared an interesting idea they had for visiting their widows. Because of COVID-19 and not being able to have that face-to-face visit, they decided to call each widow and wish her “happy holidays”, and ask if she would be home on (date & time) so they could stop by. They said they would be knocking on her door and leaving a gift from our lodge.

Read More »

Continuing Gift from Hartford Lodge

The board of directors and staff of the Medical Center Foundation of Hartford are grateful for the financial support from the Hartford Lodge No. 120. Each year the Lodge contributes $1000 to the Medical Center Foundation’s Personal Emergency Response Program (formerly known as Life-Line) during the Tree of Life Celebration Campaign. The Hartford Lodge has contributed $35,241 through the years. Countless numbers of neighbors and friends remain safe and independent by the use of the Personal Emergency Response Program. The

Read More »
Grand Master Gary L. Stang

Grand Master’s Message – August 30, 2021

ARE FIRST IMPRESSIONS IMPORTANT?      I have opened many doors into Masonic buildings and I have always had a first impression. On one occasion, I walked into a Masonic building that was so beautiful – everything was in its place. My first impression was WOW!! As I continued further into the building, nothing changed. The cleanliness and the shine of the floors made another strong impression on me. I walked into the lodge room and the secretary’s desk was spotless

Read More »

Prince Hall – Black Freemason and Civil Rights Activist

By Bro. Ed Klein Born in Bridgetown, Barbados, Prince Hall arrived in Boston in 1765 at age seventeen, having worked in exchange for passage on a vessel bound for America. Living in colonial Medford, MA, Hall married Sara Ritchie, a slave who died soon after the marriage. At age 25, after many years of making a living as a peddler and leather worker, Hall owned land, paid taxes and was eligible to vote. He was one of the Free Blacks

Read More »

Grand Master’s Message – June 2021

     In the last scene of the Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”, George Bailey (played by Jimmy Stewart) receives the book from his guardian angel called “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”.  A caption inside reads “Remember no man is a failure who has friends.” Being a member of the greatest fraternity in the world, we all have many friends including some we haven’t even met yet.         I want to start by saying thank you for being

Read More »

Dells Lodge assists food pantry

by Bro. James Timm The Grand Master of Masons in Wisconsin Kenneth C. Gorgen has a special appeal this year for Masons to make donations to food pantries all over Wisconsin. In his words “Every child should have a place at the table”. This COVID-19 pandemic has affected many families throughout Wisconsin. In addition to the Grand Master’s Appeal Wisconsin Dells Lodge No. 124 would like to do their part by making a donation to our local food pantry. In

Read More »

CS Giving Foundation Helps Push Grand Master’s Appeal to $70K

by Senior Grand Warden Paul T. Tourville CS Giving Foundation Helps Push Grand Master’s Appeal to $70K What an amazing night! The 14th annual Wild Game dinner fundraising event hosted by CS Giving Foundation was a huge success. For those who do not know, the CS in CS Giving Foundation is an abbreviation for Com-pass & Square. That’s right, this charitable foundation was established several years ago specifically by Freemasons designed to raise money primarily for Wiscon-sin childhood charities. Over

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