News & Meeting Information
Important Information about Masonic Bodies for North Eastern Indiana
Steuben County Masonic News
March Quote I : John Lennon
"When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them they don't understand life".
March Quote II: Helen Keller
"The best and most beautiful thing in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."
One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least someone is listening
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.
One of the most important lessons of Masonry is to know how to build your "spiritual temple". The degrees and orders of York Rite is the place to gain this knowledge. It adds on to the Master Mason degree in more ways than one.
The work is starting this Saturday and we would welcome any interested Master Mason to join. It's just a couple days away for starting. If we missed you call me at 260-402-6122. Paul Friend
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 Fellowcraft on Thursday, March 8. Degree starts around 7 PM. If you are attending the meal at 6:00 PM, it is essential you call Jimmie Milleman so adequate food is available.
If you are a Lodge member and have a child in college, they are eligible for a scholarship from the Masons. (Grandchildren not eligible). They must be attending a college in Indiana. The usual scholarship is around $1300. ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 1 TO YOUR LODGE SECRETARY. Call your Secretary for the form and any questions you have on what to do. If you are late....to bad....heed the warning.
Grand Lodge holds area conferences to talk Masonry. Grand Lodge officers are present to give short talks and to answer your questions. Northeast Indiana will have theirs at Wayne Lodge in Ft. Wayne. Time is from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. If you are a Lodge officer and are progressing up the line to become the Worshipful Master, this is an important meeting to attend. YOU will learn a lot of things you did not know.
Northeastern Lodge #210 has purchased a building in Fremont. It should soon be remodeled and ready for use in the near future.
Kendallville Lodge is hosting a pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, March 10, starting at 7:00 AM and lasting at least to 10:00 AM. Call Richard Dalrymple for details.
Angola York Rite will hold its' stated meeting on Thursday, March 1, with the opening of the meeting on the Chapter with Brant Moore, High Priest 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:
READ THE MESSAGE AT THE START OF THIS NEWSLETTER EXPLAINING THE TRI-STATE FESTIVAL (USUAL WAY TO JOIN YORK RITE).
- Saturday, February 24: Area 2 Council Inspection including Angola, Auburn, Ft. Wayne and Elkhart. To be held in Auburn, with meal starting around 6:30 PM. Select Master Degree being presented.
- Saturday, March 17: KYCH at 10:00 AM and York Rite College at 1:00 PM in Ft. Wayne. Meal at noon.
- Saturday, March 19: Most Excellent Master degree done in Auburn Lodge for a candidate. Starts at 6:30 PM. Practice on March 7 in Auburn also.
- 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
WAYNE VALLEY STATED MEETING
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13. It will be held at the Shrine Building in Ft. Wayne. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM. They will present a the 4th degree with a live cast (not a video). 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, 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. (Not sure if there will be any available as they only have room for so many people - Calling for tickets is a must if you want to attend and to make sure there is an opening).
NEXT STATED MEETING
The next stated meeting of the Pokagon Shrine Club will be held on Wednesday, March 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.
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. The next training will be on March 14 at the LaGrange County Shine Club meeting during their stated meeting.
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.
- 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|