News & Meeting Information
Important Information about Masonic Bodies for North Eastern Indiana
Steuben County Masonic News
Editors Note to you: Last month was a trying time with my computer as I was hacked - several of you may have received a money request, supposedly from me, for a family member needing an operation. That was not from me. The hacker had you communicate with "email@example.com" if you responded, which is NOT my email. If you get anything from this gmail address, delete it. My true email remains firstname.lastname@example.org. It is going to take some time for me to get my mailing list back in order. If you have Lodge members who you think want to receive this news, please forward it to them. I hope to have my mailing lists back in order in a few weeks.
April Quote I : St. Jerome"Good, better, best. Never let it rest 'til your good is better and your better best"
April Quote II: Mark Twain"The secret of getting ahead is getting started"
"I'm only responsible for what I say, not what you understand"
HAVE YOU PAID YOUR LODGE DUES?? HAVE YOU PAID YOUR DUES TO SHRINE, SCOTTISH RITE AND/OR YORK RITE?? IF NOT, PLEASE HELP OUR SECRETARIES MAINTAIN THEIR SANITY BY COMPLETING THE TASK.
2017 OFFICERS OF AREA LODGES
|Angola #236||Jay Minick||Glen Rogers|
|Ashley #614||Dean Shipe||Jim Carper|
|Concord #556||Jim Rosenberry||Jim Dwyer|
|DeKalb #214||David Coulter||Shaun Purk|
|Forest #239||Eric Tracey||Bob Tracey|
|Kendallville #276||Kevin Kelam||Adrian Nowels|
|Meridian Sun #76||Lee Owen||Chuck Miller|
|Northeastern #210||Ron Wilknsom||Ron Sullins|
|Star #225||Dan Ernsberger||Dave Hardiek|
ANGOLA MASONIC LODGE WEBPAGE CONTAINS LOCAL EVENTS AND DATES.
You should look at the Angola Masonic Lodge webpage on the internet. It contains a lot of local Masonic information. It now contains the information sent out from this newsletter. Go to the Home Page, located at http://www.angolamasoniclodge.com/
STATED MEETING DATES/TIMES/CURRENT ACTIVITIES
Star Lodge of Orland will have a Master Mason degree on Thursday, April 19. Degree starts at 7 PM. If you are attending the meal at 6:00 PM, it is essential you call Jimmie Milleman so adequate food is available.
Northeastern Lodge #210 is revamping a building in downtown Fremont for their new Lodge home. It will be ready for use in the near future.
ANGOLA YORK RITE TO MEET
Angola York Rite will hold its' stated meeting on Thursday, April 5, with the opening of the meeting (7:00 PM) on the Council with Glen Rogers, Illustrious Master presiding. A meal will precede the meeting, starting around 6:15 PM.
Officers for 2018 have been elected. There still may be more appointments made by the meeting. If you are interested in becoming a participant and would take on a small speaking part, please let a York Rite Officer know.Congratulations to Jon Doehrman, who joined Angola York Rite at the recent Tri-State Festival.
The new 2018 presiding officers in the east in York Rite are:
- High Priest of Angola Chapter #58 is Brant Moore
- Illustrious Master of Angola Council #27 is Glen Rogers
- Eminent Commander of Angola Commandery #45 is Mike Anderson.
FUTURE YORK RITE DATES:
- Saturday, April 7: Grand Chapter Session - Seasons Hotel, Nashville, IN
- Wednesday, April 17: Most Excellent Master Degree at DeKalb York Rite in Auburn - Angola to assist with casting the degree
- Friday, April 27: Grand Council Assembly - Noblesville, IN Embassy Suites by Hilton at I-69 Exit 210 (north of Indianapolis on I-69) phone 1-317-674-1900
- Saturday, April 28: Grand Commandery Conclave - Noblesville, IN Same location as listed above for Grand Council
Ft. WAYNE VALLEY STATED MEETING
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 10. It will be held at the Jay County Lodge in Portland (513 N. Meridian - this is a traveling stated meeting site). The meeting starts at 7:00 PM. They will present a the 4th and 23rd degree (digital). An afterglow will conclude the evening.
Thursday, May 31 will be a night with the TinCaps. Scottish Rite (and other Masonic groups) will have a chance to promote their activities with displays and handouts. A chance to bring in some new Masons.
The 2018 Abbott Scholarship applications will be due in early June. Applicants can be a High School Senior OR current collegiate students. An application is available on the Scottish Rite website. Applicants need to be children of Masons.
Come and enjoy the fun and fellowship of your Scottish Rite brethren.
SCOTTISH RITE DEGREE WORK
Call a Scottish Rite Officer or the Scottish Rite Office (423-2593) with any questions you have. The degrees are listed on the following website: http:/scottishritenmj.orgdegree-dates.
The next opportunity to join Scottish Rite will be a series of degree nights/days. For 2018, there will be NO FEE to be initiated (usual $100).The following is the series of work to be held:
- Tuesday, April 10: 4th and 23rd degree (digital) to be held in Portland (night of stated meeting)
- Tuesday, August 14: 4th and 15th degree (digital) held at Mizpah Shrine
- Tuesday, Sept 11: 4th and 29th degree (digital) held at Mizpah Shrine
- October and November (Date to be determined): 4th, 17th, 22nd, and 30th at Mizpah Shrine
- Saturday, Nov 17: 32nd degree live in Indianapolis (all State Valleys to participate).
NEXT STATED MEETING
The next stated meeting of the Pokagon Shrine Club will be held on Wednesday, April 18 at the Angola Moose Lodge. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM. If you wish to arrive around 6:15 to 6:30 PM, you can order from the menu and eat with fellow Shriners to catch up on the latest news about Shrine and it's activities.
One of the business items for April will be to make a decision on a location and date for a family party for the Pokagon Shrine Club this fall or winter. Be there to help make the plans.
THE ONIONS ARE COMING!! YES!! The local club will be selling the bags of onions - probably in early May. Want some? Please contact an officer for the number you want or to agree to sell a few.
OFFICERS FOR 2018:
- Richard Dalrymple - President
- Jeff Stanford - Vice President/Treasurer
- Don Shively - Secretary
DRIVING CHILDREN TO THE CINCINNATI AND CHICAGO SHRINE HOSPITALS
Drivers are needed to help get children and their parents to the 2 Shrine hospitals in Chicago and Cincinnati. There are several that currently do this task, but more are needed. To qualify to be a driver, one must attend a drivers training school, that is conducted by Don Shively. Please contact Don Shively for the details at 667-7991.
Training sessions are offered many times during the year. Contact Don Shively for the next training date.
MULTIPLE ACTIVITIES ON THE SHRINE SCHEDULEPlease put in your calendar
- Stated meetings are usually on the third Wednesday, each month at the Angola Moose Lodge. Meeting starts at 7:00 PM.
- Wednesday, July 18 - Pokagon Shrine Golf Outing at Zollners. Details later.
- Thursday, August 2, 2018 for the annual TinCaps baseball game.
- Saturday, September 8: 6th Annual Sportsman Raffle - Columbia City
Ashley Chapter #229Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday in Ashley Lodge .
Spencerville Chapter #386
Meets on the 1st Thursday in Spencerville. Dinner at 6:30 PM with meeting at 7:00 PM.
Masonic members and your ladies should inquire with Phyllis Gaff if you wish to join one of these Chapters.
|Angola #236||1st Tuesday||6:30 Meal 7:30 Meeting|
|Northeastern #210||1st Wednesday||6:00 Meal at Lodge|
|Star #225||2nd Wednesday||6:30 Meal at Chubby's 7:30 Meeting|
|Ashley #614||1st Thursday||7:00 Meeting Refreshments follow|
|DeKalb #214||1st Tuesday||7:00 Meeting|
|Forest #239||2nd Thursday||7:00 Meeting|
|Concord #556||2nd Tuesday||7:30 Meeting|