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Acts of Kindness Gala Fundraiser raises more than just money

By Rich Rygh  Brothers, their Ladies and friends enjoyed the Masonic Acts of Kindness Fundraiser hosted by Brother Dave Tainter at the Lake Masonic Center in Milwaukee on April 13th. It was a very enjoyable evening of music, laughter, great Masonic fellowship and Brother Dave Tainter’s fantastic hors d’oeuvres and food.  Music was provided by Keyboardist Gary Haseley along with entertainment by comedians Rob Brakenridge and Keith Lenart.  Proceeds went to this year’s Grand Master’s Appeal, which is in support

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Shriners support Dyslexia Center of Upper Wisconsin

The Children’s Dyslexia Center of Upper Wisconsin is very grateful for the generous, life changing donation of $2,500 from the Flambeau Land Shriners and Mystic Tie Masonic Lodge of Ladysmith. Another great example of a Masonic act of kindness and of Shriners helping kids! Pictured above, from left: PGM Franklin J. Struble, Board of Governors, member of Children’s Dyslexia Centers of Upper WI; Bob Grunseth, Flambeau Land Shrine Club and Senior Warden Mystic Tie Lodge; PGM L. Arby Humphrey, Vice

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Chetek Lodge supports Children’s Dyslexia Center

At a recent meeting of Chetek Freemasons Lodge (No. 277), Past Grand Master Frank J. Struble accepted a $675 donation forwarded to the Children’s Dyslexia Foundation of Upper Wisconsin. Pictured above, front row from left: Tom Nicolaides, Chuck Harrison, Darryl Dahl, Jim Olson, PGM Frank J. Struble and Jim Toman, Back row: Clint Miller, John Henneman, Paul Roe and Mark Zimmer. The foundation provides free tutoring for students with dyslexia.  Photo by Brother Lenny Shier

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Madison Dyslexia Center Scholarship Essay shows life-changing results

By Kelly Kuenzie, Director, Madison Children’s Dyslexia Center All of us are grateful for the generosity and support the Masons provide to make the Children’s Dyslexia Center possible. Teaching students with dyslexia for over 20 years has opened up a world of opportunities for hundreds of children. This year again, we can thank the Masons for offering scholarships to past graduates who are now applying to college. The essay below is from one of these remarkable students who won one

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District 2 Draws Large Turnout for Fall District Meeting

By Senior Grand Deacon Earl Gunderson  District 2 held their Fall Meeting on October 5, at the Phoenix Grill & Event Center in Baldwin. More than 80 Masons, significant others and guests attended.  The evening opened with the opening prayer by Brother Burt Hamm of Chetek Lodge. Brother Burt has been recovering from a motorcycle accident and the Brethren were both thrilled and surprised to see him!  An outstanding Tex-Mex meal was then served buffet-style.  Following the meal the presentation of

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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

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Children’s Dyslexia Center an ‘invaluable’ resource for families

By Scott Girard, Cap Times, November 6, 2023 Joan Ziegler was about an hour into a lesson on dyslexia in her college class when it hit her. “I said, ‘Oh my God, that’s me,’” she recalled. “All these years, I never knew what it was, so that was kind of an eye-opener.” Dyslexia is a learning disability that creates difficulties with language skills, including reading, writing, spelling and pronunciation. Estimates vary on how widespread dyslexia is, but the International Dyslexia

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Golfing “fore” the Eau Claire Dyslexia Center 

Recently, the 9th Annual Golfing Tournament fundraiser for the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Upper Wisconsin based in Eau Claire was held. The event featured an 18-hole Tournament, auctions, raffles, and a banquet. Pictured above, from left: District 1 Deputy Danny L. Bourassa, Cindy Humphrey, PGM J.B. Van Hollen, and Deputy Grand Master Thomas W. Stevens.  Submitted by District 1 Deputy Danny L. Bourassa 

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Children’s Dyslexia Center presents to Madison Valley Scottish Rite

The Children’s Dyslexia Center recently gave a very nice presentation for all the Madison Valley Scottish Rite Brothers. Brigid Ryan is one of the instructors who spoke and gave us a lot of really great information about the Children’s Dyslexia Center (CDC). Amelia Cooper recently graduated from the CDC and gave a very heartfelt and inspiring speech around what the CDC was able to do for her as a student. Amelia was diagnosed with Dyslexia in the 4th grade and

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Acts of Kindness Gala Fundraiser raises more than just money

By Rich Rygh  Brothers, their Ladies and friends enjoyed the Masonic Acts of Kindness Fundraiser hosted by Brother Dave Tainter at the Lake Masonic Center in Milwaukee on April 13th. It was a very enjoyable evening of music, laughter, great Masonic fellowship and Brother Dave Tainter’s fantastic hors d’oeuvres and food.  Music was provided by Keyboardist Gary Haseley along with entertainment by comedians Rob Brakenridge and Keith Lenart.  Proceeds went to this year’s Grand Master’s Appeal, which is in support

Read More »

Shriners support Dyslexia Center of Upper Wisconsin

The Children’s Dyslexia Center of Upper Wisconsin is very grateful for the generous, life changing donation of $2,500 from the Flambeau Land Shriners and Mystic Tie Masonic Lodge of Ladysmith. Another great example of a Masonic act of kindness and of Shriners helping kids! Pictured above, from left: PGM Franklin J. Struble, Board of Governors, member of Children’s Dyslexia Centers of Upper WI; Bob Grunseth, Flambeau Land Shrine Club and Senior Warden Mystic Tie Lodge; PGM L. Arby Humphrey, Vice

Read More »

Chetek Lodge supports Children’s Dyslexia Center

At a recent meeting of Chetek Freemasons Lodge (No. 277), Past Grand Master Frank J. Struble accepted a $675 donation forwarded to the Children’s Dyslexia Foundation of Upper Wisconsin. Pictured above, front row from left: Tom Nicolaides, Chuck Harrison, Darryl Dahl, Jim Olson, PGM Frank J. Struble and Jim Toman, Back row: Clint Miller, John Henneman, Paul Roe and Mark Zimmer. The foundation provides free tutoring for students with dyslexia.  Photo by Brother Lenny Shier

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Madison Dyslexia Center Scholarship Essay shows life-changing results

By Kelly Kuenzie, Director, Madison Children’s Dyslexia Center All of us are grateful for the generosity and support the Masons provide to make the Children’s Dyslexia Center possible. Teaching students with dyslexia for over 20 years has opened up a world of opportunities for hundreds of children. This year again, we can thank the Masons for offering scholarships to past graduates who are now applying to college. The essay below is from one of these remarkable students who won one

Read More »

District 2 Draws Large Turnout for Fall District Meeting

By Senior Grand Deacon Earl Gunderson  District 2 held their Fall Meeting on October 5, at the Phoenix Grill & Event Center in Baldwin. More than 80 Masons, significant others and guests attended.  The evening opened with the opening prayer by Brother Burt Hamm of Chetek Lodge. Brother Burt has been recovering from a motorcycle accident and the Brethren were both thrilled and surprised to see him!  An outstanding Tex-Mex meal was then served buffet-style.  Following the meal the presentation of

Read More »

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

Read More »

Children’s Dyslexia Center an ‘invaluable’ resource for families

By Scott Girard, Cap Times, November 6, 2023 Joan Ziegler was about an hour into a lesson on dyslexia in her college class when it hit her. “I said, ‘Oh my God, that’s me,’” she recalled. “All these years, I never knew what it was, so that was kind of an eye-opener.” Dyslexia is a learning disability that creates difficulties with language skills, including reading, writing, spelling and pronunciation. Estimates vary on how widespread dyslexia is, but the International Dyslexia

Read More »

Golfing “fore” the Eau Claire Dyslexia Center 

Recently, the 9th Annual Golfing Tournament fundraiser for the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Upper Wisconsin based in Eau Claire was held. The event featured an 18-hole Tournament, auctions, raffles, and a banquet. Pictured above, from left: District 1 Deputy Danny L. Bourassa, Cindy Humphrey, PGM J.B. Van Hollen, and Deputy Grand Master Thomas W. Stevens.  Submitted by District 1 Deputy Danny L. Bourassa 

Read More »

Children’s Dyslexia Center presents to Madison Valley Scottish Rite

The Children’s Dyslexia Center recently gave a very nice presentation for all the Madison Valley Scottish Rite Brothers. Brigid Ryan is one of the instructors who spoke and gave us a lot of really great information about the Children’s Dyslexia Center (CDC). Amelia Cooper recently graduated from the CDC and gave a very heartfelt and inspiring speech around what the CDC was able to do for her as a student. Amelia was diagnosed with Dyslexia in the 4th grade and

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