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As the new year dawns we have much to look forward to. I am hoping that Forest Lodge can participate in many Masonic activities this year. Among those that are coming up soon are the Combined Table Lodge in March and the Walk for A Cure in April. The Combined Table Lodge event is an opportunity for us to get together with Prince Hall Lodge members and share fellowship and brotherhood with other Masons from throughout the state and especially with our Prince hall brothers, whom we would not otherwise share fellowship with. As many of you know, I have attended this event for the last few years and it is always a great time. I am hoping that we will have a record number of Forest Lodge members in attendance this year so please watch for the announcement of this in the Wisconsin Masonic Journal and make plans to attend.
The Walk for the Cure Event is scheduled for May this year. The event is sponsored by Rhinelander Lodge 242 and the walk is from Rhinelander Lodge to Forest Lodge. Forest Lodge has participated in the past but I am hoping that we can increase participation this year. Even if you are not up to walking the 60 miles, there are still ways that you can help. Drivers are needed and it is perfectly acceptable to walk a shorter distance. That’s what I have always done.
Did you ever wonder whether a single act of kindness could change the world?
Consider this: Talmud, Sanhedrin 37a states:
“for this reason was man created alone, to teach thee that whosoever destroys a single soul… scripture imputes [guilt] to him as though he had destroyed a complete world; and whosoever preserves a single soul…, scripture ascribes [merit] to him as though he had preserved a complete world.”
If your one small act of kindness changes one person’s life for the better, it is as if you have changed the entire world for the better.
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Forest Lodge No. 130, F & A.M.
January 15th — 7:00 PM Stated Communication.
Mosinee Lodge No. 318, F & A.M.
January 16th — 7:00 PM Officer Installation
Virginia Falls Lodge No. 226, F & A.M.
January 14th — 7:00 PM Stated Communication (Business)
January 28th — 7:00 PM Stated Communication
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Club
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Club meets every Friday for a noon luncheon at the Wausau Elks Club.
Wausau York Rite
January 9th — 7:00 PM. Stated Commandery.
January 21st — 7:00 PM. Stated Meeting, Chapter and Council.
Scottish Rite Club
Meets for breakfast at 7:00 AM 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays at Perkins.
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Auxiliary
The Shrine Auxiliary will be meeting on January 10, 2014. Installation of officers will take place. Therefore, there will not be a speaker at this meeting.