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A month has passed, and we are into 2020 and the new Masonic Year. Our new Officers and appointed Brethren are in their places. Now it’s time to shake ourselves from the new responsibilities and get to work. As I sat in the East at my first Stated meeting, I was reminded of the quality of Mason’s we have dedicated to Central Wisconsin. We have an opportunity to make a clear difference in the men around us in our worlds. Collectively we have “Good Men, Great Men” involved in our Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite, Zor Shrine and York Rite Bodies. Wausau Forest Lodge has the largest contingency that is actively involved in the Valley of Eau Claire Scottish Rite, many of us are actively involved in the Zor Shrine in various ways like parading, hospital Dad’s or our very own breakfast with Santa, Brother Mat Shelton has begun to build the York Rite membership to where they were able to open the Royal Arch meeting for the first time in years. We have one of the strongest Masonic Lodges in Central Wisconsin.
Note to those that have not attended lodge in some time: We have been doing some great things at Forest Lodge. We continue to bring new Mason’s in and conferring the highest quality of degree work. If you have not attended lodge in some time, please consider joining us. You are encouraged to come join us and be involved, even if you’re supporting our Brothers from the side lines. If you need a ride to lodge, call and we will see that you get transportation.
Monthly Dinner: Our JW and the stewards are dedicated to see that we have refreshments! They will be providing dinner for the brothers at the second stated lodge meetings each month. Dinner will be at 6:00 pm for the 4th Wednesdays of each month. You’re reminded to RSVP if you plan on attending the dinner. This is a great opportunity for all the brothers to engage in fellowship and camaraderie. Part of the process of “making good men better.”
Quarterly Dinner: We had a wonderful time at our quarterly dinner on January 15th at Richard’s Supper Club. Please join us with your lady for the next quarterly dinner on April 15th
Personal note about your WM: In 1984 I enlisted into the United States Army as a Military Police Officer, I attended basic training and Military Police School at Ft McClellan, AL. January 1985 I reported to my first duty station in Frankfurt, Germany where I spent 2 years battling the Combat Engineers over whether or not you could spell “Whimp” without MP, usually the fight was on when you’re 18 years old. I spent the last 8 months of my military experience at Ft Myers, VA guarding the gates for all the Generals that worked in Washington, DC. I had a great experience and was honorably discharged June 1987.
Kevin R Sorenson, WM
Forest Lodge #130
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Forest Lodge No. 130, F & A.M.
February 12th — 7:00PM — Stated Communication
February 26th — Stated Communication – Tiling at 6.00 P.M. followed by camaraderie and Dinner at 7.00 P.M.
The location of Forest Lodge is: 3815 Fleet Drive, Wausau, Wisconsin 54401
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Club
Our next meeting is on February 14, 2020 at the Great Dane from 11.30 – 1.30. Our program will be presented by Thom Passow. He will be informing us about the American Legion Veteran Honor Banners for Wausau and providing us with an update on the new hospital in Minnesota.
Wausau York Rite
February 11th — St Omer Commandry Tiling at 7.00 P.M.
February 20th — York Rite Tiling at 7.00 P.M.
Scottish Rite Club
Log Cabin Restaurant at 7:00 A.M. on the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays each month.