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Milwaukee Valley Scottish Rite supports Street Angels

In November and December 2023, our Valley of Milwaukee held our second annual collection of items to be donated to Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach to benefit and support Milwaukee’s homeless community. Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach is a mobile outreach program, dedicated to bridging the gap between homelessness and housing in the greater Milwaukee area. Their mission focuses on support, advocacy, and community collaboration. Operating three nights a week, Street Angels volunteers travel throughout the Milwaukee community providing essential services and

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James M. Hays Masonic Lodge Celebrates 100 Years

James M. Hays Masonic Lodge (No. 331) recently hosted a centennial celebration dinner. The Lodge was chartered in June 13, 1923. In the photo above, Past Grand Master Allen E. Iding, a 61 year member of the Lodge, addresses the group gathered to celebrate the occasion. In 1923, another Lodge was needed on Milwaukee’s north side. Among the names proposed were those of Abraham Lincoln, Willard A. Van Brunt and James M. Hays. The organizing group of Masons chose Hays, a

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National Sojourners presents “Build the Flag”

Pictured above are the Military Veterans of Day-Lite Masonic Lodge No. 358 on June 5, after Milwaukee Chapter #27 National Sojourners presented “Build the Flag” program to the Lodge as part of their Masonic education. Lodge Master Joseph B. Harker, a Past Grand Master and member of the Milwaukee Chapter, requested the presentation. This program as well as other educational patriotic programs are available to all lodges. Contact Bro. Lowell Scott at [email protected] and request a presentation. From left: Bill

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Hiram’s Hotshots Trap Team Aims to Spread Freemasonry

By Brother Brian Bertram Damascus Masonic Lodge No. 290 of Milwaukee has sponsored a trap shooting team for nearly a decade. Consisting of members of the Lodge, the team participates in the Summer Trap League at Boxhorn Sportsman’s Club in Muskego, Wisconsin. With a short 2-year hiatus because of covid and a 1-year break in action, the team is at it again representing not only our lodge, but Freemasonry in our state. The summer league is competitive in nature, going

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Lake Masonic Lodge of Milwaukee Donates FST to Waterford Police

The Freemasons of Milwaukee’s Lake Lodge #189 recently donated a Fire Suppression Tool (FST) to the Waterford Police Department. Pictured above are members of the Waterford Police Department on the left along with Lodge Master Grant Walden and (far right) Junior Grand Deacon Jeff Thiele, who also serves as Junior Warden of Lake Lodge. At the presentation ceremony, the Lodge Brothers underscored their commitment to supporting first responders throughout the state. “As a community-driven organization, we believe in doing our

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Milwaukee Lodges Boil Crawfish, Stir Cement of Brotherly Love

Milwaukee’s James M. Hays and Henry L. Palmer Masonic Lodges co-hosted their third annual “Crawfish Boil” at the Northwest Masonic Center on February 19th. Brethren and friends gathered to enjoy crawfish, Andouille sausage, corn, potatoes and home brew — along with a great afternoon of fellowship.  Spearheaded by Brother Jim McGuigan, the boil is so authentic, fresh, and delicious because he literally flies the crawfish in from Natchitoches, Louisiana (over 900 miles away) a day before the event. There’s a

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Milwaukee Valley Scottish Rite supports Street Angels

In November and December 2023, our Valley of Milwaukee held our second annual collection of items to be donated to Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach to benefit and support Milwaukee’s homeless community. Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach is a mobile outreach program, dedicated to bridging the gap between homelessness and housing in the greater Milwaukee area. Their mission focuses on support, advocacy, and community collaboration. Operating three nights a week, Street Angels volunteers travel throughout the Milwaukee community providing essential services and

Read More »

James M. Hays Masonic Lodge Celebrates 100 Years

James M. Hays Masonic Lodge (No. 331) recently hosted a centennial celebration dinner. The Lodge was chartered in June 13, 1923. In the photo above, Past Grand Master Allen E. Iding, a 61 year member of the Lodge, addresses the group gathered to celebrate the occasion. In 1923, another Lodge was needed on Milwaukee’s north side. Among the names proposed were those of Abraham Lincoln, Willard A. Van Brunt and James M. Hays. The organizing group of Masons chose Hays, a

Read More »

National Sojourners presents “Build the Flag”

Pictured above are the Military Veterans of Day-Lite Masonic Lodge No. 358 on June 5, after Milwaukee Chapter #27 National Sojourners presented “Build the Flag” program to the Lodge as part of their Masonic education. Lodge Master Joseph B. Harker, a Past Grand Master and member of the Milwaukee Chapter, requested the presentation. This program as well as other educational patriotic programs are available to all lodges. Contact Bro. Lowell Scott at [email protected] and request a presentation. From left: Bill

Read More »

Hiram’s Hotshots Trap Team Aims to Spread Freemasonry

By Brother Brian Bertram Damascus Masonic Lodge No. 290 of Milwaukee has sponsored a trap shooting team for nearly a decade. Consisting of members of the Lodge, the team participates in the Summer Trap League at Boxhorn Sportsman’s Club in Muskego, Wisconsin. With a short 2-year hiatus because of covid and a 1-year break in action, the team is at it again representing not only our lodge, but Freemasonry in our state. The summer league is competitive in nature, going

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Lake Masonic Lodge of Milwaukee Donates FST to Waterford Police

The Freemasons of Milwaukee’s Lake Lodge #189 recently donated a Fire Suppression Tool (FST) to the Waterford Police Department. Pictured above are members of the Waterford Police Department on the left along with Lodge Master Grant Walden and (far right) Junior Grand Deacon Jeff Thiele, who also serves as Junior Warden of Lake Lodge. At the presentation ceremony, the Lodge Brothers underscored their commitment to supporting first responders throughout the state. “As a community-driven organization, we believe in doing our

Read More »

Milwaukee Lodges Boil Crawfish, Stir Cement of Brotherly Love

Milwaukee’s James M. Hays and Henry L. Palmer Masonic Lodges co-hosted their third annual “Crawfish Boil” at the Northwest Masonic Center on February 19th. Brethren and friends gathered to enjoy crawfish, Andouille sausage, corn, potatoes and home brew — along with a great afternoon of fellowship.  Spearheaded by Brother Jim McGuigan, the boil is so authentic, fresh, and delicious because he literally flies the crawfish in from Natchitoches, Louisiana (over 900 miles away) a day before the event. There’s a

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