News & Meeting Information
Important Information about Masonic Bodies for North Eastern Indiana
Steuben County Masonic News
Freemasonry started 300 years ago in 1717 in Europe. Many thousand men have been a part of this historical record. What has been your contribution to Freemasonry recently? Participation in your local Lodge or one of the appendant bodies would be a great start - or perhaps seeking our one or two candidates to join in 2018. Help celebrate the start of the next 300th year by making a contribution of Freemasonry.
"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbor, and let every new year find you a better man" Benjamin Franklin
"Write it on your heart that every day is a the best day of your life" Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
2017 OFFICERS OF AREA LODGES
We congratulate and/or thank those who served as Worshipful Master of Secretary in your local Lodge. In February I want to list the 2018 officers. Lodges please let me know who has been elected. Also, send me dates and activities of your Lodge three days before the end of each month so they can be listed in the next months newsletter. Thanks.
2017 OFFICERS OF AREA LODGES
|Angola #236||Benton Davis||Glen Rogers|
|Ashley #614||Bryan Warstler||Jim Carper|
|Concord #556||Ed Fodrea||Jim Dwyer|
|DeKalb #214||David Coulter||Shaun Purk|
|Forest #239||Eric Tracey||Bob Tracey|
|Kendallville #276||Richard Dalrymple||Adrian Nowels|
|Meridian Sun #76||Rick Miller||Chuck Miller|
|Northeastern #210||Kevin Jones||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 ACTIVITIES
Angola Lodge #236 raised two Master Masons on Thursday, December 14 - Aaron Redd and Rick Hocker. Congratulations.
Star Lodge #225 will have an Entered Apprentice on Wednesday, January 17 on one candidate. Degree work starts at 6:30 PM. A meal will be served by Mrs. Milleman around 5:45 PM - if you plan to attend the meal contact Jimmie Milleman in advance.
ANGOLA YORK RITE TO MEET
Angola York Rite will hold its' stated meeting on Thursday, January 4, with the opening of the meeting on the Commandery - Mike Anderson, Eminent Commander 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 Council Session - Seasons Hotel, Nashville, IN
- Friday, April 27: Grand Council Session - Noblesville, IN
- Saturday, April 28: Grand Commandery Conclave - Noblesville, IN
WAYNE VALLEY STATED MEETING
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 9. It will be held at the Shrine Building in Ft. Wayne. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM, followed by the 26th degree, "Friend and Brother Eternal". An afterglow will conclude the evening.
Come and enjoy the fun and fellowship of your Scottish Rite brethren.
SCOTTISH RITE CONVOCATION - APRIL 14
The 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 SET
Keep 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.
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, January 17 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.
At this meeting the final plans for the Circus will be discussed. Circus Day is Thursday, January 25. Breakfast on Don Shively that morning at Timbers. Meet little after 7:00 A.M. Will then dismiss for the schools after 8:00 AM.
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 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 one.
CIRCUS TICKETS - TICKETS RECEIVED IN MAIL
You should have received your circus packet of tickets in the mail. You can support the cost of sending youth to the circus by purchasing the tickets as requested on the mail packet or turn your tickets in to an officer, Nedeles, Croxton and Roe or the Moose Lodge.
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.
- Thursday, January 26: Take 4th graders to circus in Ft. Wayne.
- Hold August 2, 2018 for the annual TinCaps game.
The bus loads of 4th graders from Steuben County to the Shrine Circus will be on Thursday, January 25. Shriners are needed to ride the buses and be visible to the 4th graders. If you can help, contact Don Shively at 667-7991. Also remember there will be a breakfast at Timbers for those who want nourishment and instructions that morning. Breakfast starts around 7:10 AM and you need to be at the assigned schools around 8:15 AM.
Our thanks to Don Shively for his usual planning and coordinating the circus event for Steuben County.
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|