2018 Worshipful Master Jay Minick
News & Meeting Information
Important Information about Masonic Bodies for North Eastern Indiana
Steuben County Masonic News
February Thought:Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln
February Advice:I have changed my computer passwords to "incorrect". That way when I forget it, it always reminds me "Your password is incorrect".
OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN APPENDENT BODIES:ANGOLA YORK RITE: A two Saturday, Tri-State Festival to bring in new candidates will be on Saturday's February 24 and March 3, 2018 in Bryan OH and Angola IN. Petitions are welcome anytime. Questions?? Call me at 260-402-6122. Thanks.
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|
ELECTIONS FOR LODGES IN DECEMBER
Congratulations to those elected to offices for 2018. We know you will do your best to keep your local Lodge performing to it's best.
FEAST OF ST. JOHN
On Wednesday, December 27 the Feast of St. John was held at the Angola and Spencerville (Concord) Lodges. Angola had about 20 attend and Concord around 14. We hope it helped to revitalize your plans for participation for those attending.
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 ACTIVITIESThere are no known degree work dates on the calendar. Angola has some forthcoming petitions and Star has a FC to be done in the near future.
ANGOLA YORK RITE TO MEETAngola York Rite will hold its' stated meeting on Thursday, February 1, with the opening of the meeting on the Council, with Glen Rogers, Illustrious Master presiding. 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. 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:Saturdays, Feb 24 and March 3: Opportunity to join York Rite through the Tri-State Festival - held in Bryan, OH then in Angola. If for some reason you cannot attend both Saturdays, it is important that you attend the first - they must be taken in sequence. You take the last work later on in the year, If need be.
- Saturday, Feb 24: Arch 2 Chapter Inspection - Auburn 6:00 PM
- Includes Chapters from Angola, Ft. Wayne, Auburn and Elkhart
- Saturday, April 7: Grand Chapter Session - Seasons Hotel, Nashville, IN
- Friday, April 27: Grand Council Session - Noblesville, IN
- Saturday, April 28: Grand Commandery Conclave - Noblesville, IN
FT. WAYNE VALLEY STATED MEETINGThe next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 13. It will be held at the Shrine Building in Ft. Wayne. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM. An afterglow will conclude the evening. Come and enjoy the fun and fellowship of your Scottish Rite brethren.
SCOTTISH RITE CONVOCATION - APRIL 14The next opportunity to join Scottish Rite will be on Saturday, April 14 at the Shrine Building in Ft. Wayne. I would be glad to assist with a petition when you are ready to join.
17TH ANNUAL WINE TASTING - SILENT AUCTION DATE SETKeep the date of Saturday, March 3 open for the wine tasting event. This has been held for seventeen years and proves to be a very enjoyable event. It will be held at Cerutis' Summit Park at 6601 Innovation Blvd., Ft. Wayne. A new twist is that they will have wine stations throughout the room with wonderful food pairings. The doors open at 5:30 PM with the wine tasting at 7:00 PM. There will dozens of items in silent and live auctions, which is held all through the evening. Bring your lady and friends. Non masons invited. Reservations needed to attend. Call Scottish Rite office to purchase your tickets at 423-2593.
NEXT STATED MEETING
The next stated meeting of the Pokagon Shrine Club will be held on Wednesday, February 21 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.
The circus was held on January 25 and over 400 4th graders attended. What a day! A lot of excitement for our youth and they will remember this for the rest of their lives - for many this being the first circus they have attended. Thanks for those assisting, especially Don Shively for his organizational skills in lining up the needs for the Circus.
NEW SHRINE MEMBER
John Tchinski, is the most recent member of Mizpah Shrine. He joined at the last ceremonial in November. Thanks to Bill Bryan for top line signing him. John has a beautiful Corvette and plans to join the Corvette unit.
OFFICERS FOR 2018:
Richard Dalrymple - President
Jeff Stanford - Vice President/Treasurer
Don Shively - Secretary
DRIVING CHILDREN TO THE CINNCINATI 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 one.
MULTIPLE ACTIVITIES ON THE SHRINE SCHEDULE
Please put in your calendar
- Stated meetings are usually on the third Wednesday, each month at the Angola Moose Lodge.
- Hold July 18 - it will be the Pokagon Shrine Golf Outing at Zollners. Details later.
- Hold August 2, 2018 for the annual TinCaps game.
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|