Worshipful Master Benton Davis
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Steuben County Masonic News
Paul Friend PM, Angola Lodge #236 - Editor (260-402-6122)
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ELECTION OF OFFICERS IN LOCAL LODGES COMPLETED
NORTHEAST INDIANA MASONIC NEWS AND EVENTS
Feast of St. John the Evangelist had great attendance
The Masonic Lodge in Orland Indiana, Star Lodge #225 hosted the festive Board on Monday, December 27. Forty two Masons from the surrounding area attended from 10 different Masonic Lodges including: Star Lodge #225 (Orland - the host); Angola Lodge #236; Northeastern Lodge #210 (Fremont); Ashley Lodge #614; Forest Lodge #239 (Butler); Concord Lodge #556 (Spencerville); DeKalb Lodge #224 (Auburn); Roanoke Lodge #195; Colon Lodge #225 (Michigan); and Bedford Lodge #207 (Michigan). The attendees assembled at 6:00 PM, with the festive board, or meal starting at 6:30 PM.
The Festive Board is one of the oldest traditions in Masonry. In the early days of Masonry, Lodges would meet in taverns for a meal and Lodge meeting, and would conclude their festive event with toasts. They would toast to the brotherhood, the officers, the country and the well-being of a successful Lodge.
That tradition continues with a meal and the ceremonial portions of toasts to the future of Masonry. Speaking at the event was Richard Lentz, Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Indiana, who is a member of Concord Lodge #225 in Spencerville, Indiana. A fraternal basket of assistance was passed among the brethren to help a local member needing financial needs.
Brother Lentz spoke on the two St. Johns that are part of our Masonic ritual. He also encouraged attendance at the Grand Lodge Founders Day on Saturday, January
It will be held at the Scottish Rite Building located at 650 N. Meridian Street in Indianapolis.
Founders Day starts at 9:00 AM and will end at 2:30 PM. There will be two – two hour presentations, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch will be available at noon – BUT YOU NEED TO PURCHASE A LUNCH TICKET – COSTING $20. One can go online to purchase a ticket, then obtain a printout on your cell phone to show proof of payment.
What a crowd at the Feast! 42 attended – one of the largest ever held. Seated front center is Richard Lentz, (Masonic speaker) Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge. In first row standing behind Lentz is Bob Treesh, Past Master of Orland Lodge who presided over the event.
Our thanks go to the several officers and members of Orland Lodge #225 for hosting this annual event and to their ladies who served a great meal. NOTE: In case you desire a copy of the event, look for the news in the December 28 Herald/Republican or it should be in the Auburn Evening Star soon.
NORTHEAST INDIANA MASONIC NEWS AND EVENTS
ANGOLA LODGE #236
At its Stated Meeting on January 4, it is planned to do a quick run through of the Entered Apprentice Degree to help the new officers experience the ritual and tactics. Bring your ritual book.
NORTHEASTERN LODGE #210 (Fremont)
Northeastern Lodge #210, continues its’ Monday morning coffee and donuts at the Fremont Lodge. They will continue to meet throughout the winter. Meet around 8:00 AM for fellowship and leave when necessary.
Northeastern Lodge #210 will have a Master Mason degree on Wednesday, January 19, starting at 7:00 PM..
CONCORD LODGE #556 (Spencerville)
Concord Lodge is coordinating a “Veterans Court” event on Thursday, January 13 at 2:00 PM (SHARP!). This court is for Veterans who have committed an unlawful act – many which are usually drug and/or alcohol related. The charges can eventually be dropped, BUT the Veteran has to go through a very strenuous and vigorous set of meetings in court, which may be up to a two year process. This gives you a chance to witness how the court works. It gives the Veteran a new look on life upon completion.
Grand Master of Masons in Indiana, Daniel Martin (who will speak at the hearing) and the Deputy Grand Master Richard Lentz will be in attendance. This has been an annual event for DeKalb County.
Masons are invited to attend to witness one of the required meetings for the Veteran. Suggested dress is a Masonic shirt and/or casual dress up clothes. Coat and tie is not necessary, but can be worn.
The event takes place on the Third Floor of the Court House in Auburn. It starts at 2:00 PM – very hard to get in if you are late. Plan to come early to view the beautiful third floor of marble with decorative pillars. You can visit with the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master and fellow Masons.
You will be searched at the door – YOU MUST NOT HAVE YOUR CELL PHONE OR CAR KEYS ON YOU OR YOU WON’T GET IN!! – PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
Meridian Sun #76
Lee Ray Owen
ANGOLA YORK RITE STATED MEETING
ANGOLA YORK RITE
The Angola York Rite next scheduled stated meeting is on Thursday, January 6. There will be a meal starting around 6:15 PM, followed by the business meeting. York Rite will open on the Chapter with Jon Doehrman, High Priest presiding, so officers be prepared for the opening ritual.
Angola Commandery has now completed its’ Inspection. This was done at the December stated meeting.
York Rite Officers see Tab Below
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN YORK RITE? PLEASE INQUIRE!
ANGOLA MASONIC LODGE TO HOST YORK RITE DEGREE WORK
In 2022 Angola Masonic Lodge will be the location with Angola York Rite hosting the first Saturday of the 49th consecutively held Tri-State Festival on February 26, 2022. The second Saturday of the festival will be held on March 5, 2022 in Michigan Center, Michigan. The festival is a chance for Master Masons to join York Rite. All 9 degrees and orders will be conferred.
Angola York Rite is one of the strongest York Rite bodies in Indiana and welcome local Master Masons to join. IF YOU BEEN CONSIDERING JOINING – NOW IS THE TIME. The initiation fee is $125 which includes your 2022 dues.
York Rite extends lessons learned in the Blue Lodge degrees. It allows you to better understand the meaning of the Master Mason degree in particular. Lessons include how the use working tools in Masonry to build your spiritual temple, how to receive your wages, learn the Masters
Word and its meaning (the word was lost in the Maser Mason degree), and eventually become a Sir Knight of the Knights Templar. You will not regret joining – I assure you!
ANGOLA YEOMEN OF YORK PRECEPTORY #2
Angola Yeomen of York Preceptory #2 hold their next meeting on March 5, 2022 at the Tri-State Festival, when it is held in Michigan City MI (Near Jackson, MI). The current Director General is Dennis Wilhelm of Ohio and Recorder is Ken Crouch of Ohio. Ed Fodrea and Mike Anderson are current officers from Indiana.
Several new members will be inducted that day. Membership into the Yeomen of York is by invitation only.
Bobbi Roberts, a member of Angola Preceptory #2, is the current Grand Director General. Lloyd Atterson, PGDG and current Adjutant General of the Grand Preceptory of the Indiana Yeomen of York has made tremendous strides in recovering from a fall earlier in the year. After intensive rehabilitation, he is now able to attend meetings.
The next Grand Session of the Indiana Yeomen of York will be held on Saturday, June 18. Please mark this on your calendar.
2022 Presiding Officers for Angola York Rite
Angola Chapter #58
Angola Council #27
Angola Commandery #45
2022 Officers Angola Commandery #236
Robert Vernon III
2022 Officers Angola Chapter #58
Captain of the Host
Royal Arch Captain
2022 Officers Angola Council #27
Jay Minick Prin
Conducter of Work
Captain of the Guard
Conducter of Council
NEXT STATED MEETINGS
NEXT VALLEY EVENTS – STATED MEETING
The stated meeting will be Tuesday, January 11, which will be held at Mizpah Shrine building in Ft. Wayne. For those wanting to join, this will be the first opportunity in 2022. The 4th degree starts at 5:45 PM, followed by a meal and concluding with the 23rd degree. There will be a short business meeting.
THE FOLLOWING STATED MEETINGS
The next stated meetings will be on February 8 and March 8, 2022. The stated meetings are the second Tuesday of each month.
CONSIDERING JOINING SCOTTISH RITE??
The fee for the initiation is $100. After June 2022, it will increase to
$150. You need to petition and turn in your fee to start the process. Call Paul Friend (260-402-6122) for more details.
THE FT. WAYNE VALLEY SCOTTISH RITE VALLEY AND TOLEDO OHIO
VALLEY WILL HAVE A REUNION (Class of new candidates) ON SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2022 IN LIMA OHIO. This will be another opportunity for Master Masons to join Scottish Rite next year.
FT. WAYNE VALLEY SCOTTISH RITE TO OFFER NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS
The nursing scholarships that are the Valley oversees, paid out $65,000 in aid to nursing students last year. Recipients of these scholarships must live in the Ft. Wayne Valley territory and attend a certified Nursing program and maintain a certain GPA. Details will be available early in 2022. A Masonic tie is not a requirement for this scholarship.
POKAGAN SHRINE CLUB & MIZPAH SHRINE NEWS
POKAGON SHRINE CLUB HELD HOLIDAY PARTY
Installed as President was Richard Dalrymple (center) and Vice President/Treasurer is Jeff Stanford (left).
Installing officer was Brooks Targgart (right). John Tchinsky, who was elected as Recorder was not present.
POKAGON SHRINE CLUB
STATED MEETING IN JANUARY. The Pokagon Shrine Club will have its’ next stated meeting on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Glendarin Golf Course in Angola. You can order from the menu starting around 6:00 PM, with the meeting starting at 7:00 PM. The main item of business will be planning taking Steuben County school children to the circus. The Club is looking to continue meeting on the third Wednesday of each month.
MIZPAH SHRINE WILL HAVE A CIRCUS IN 2022 – ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 28. MORE DETAILS LATER. WE NEED MEMBERS TO ACCOMPANY THE 4TH GRADERS TO THE CIRCUS. PLEASE VOLUNTEER!!
POKAGON SHRINE CLUB OFFICERS FOR 2022 ARE:
Ashley Chapter #229
Meets 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||6:15 Meal - 7:30 Meeting|
|Northeastern #210 - (Fremont)
||1st Wednesday||7:00 Meeting - Refreshments follow|
|Star #225 - (Orland)||2nd Wednesday||6:15 Meal at Lodge - 7:00 Meeting|
|Ashley #614||1st Thursday||7:00 Meeting - Refreshments follow|
|DeKalb #214||1st Tuesday||7:00 Meeting|
|Forest #239 - (Butler)||2nd Thursday||6:30 Meal - 7:00 Meeting|
|Concord #556||2nd Tuesday||7:30 Meeting|
|Meridian Sun #76 - (LaGrange)||1st Wednesday - Exc Jan & Feb||6:00 Meal - 7:00 Meeting|