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We have had fantastic first half of the year with a number of degrees conferred, new brothers posted and becoming active. Our District Deputy Grand Master, John Tilley, even pointed out the young average age of our active members. We’re truly blessed as a Lodge and a band of Brothers, and I’m very proud of my young and active Lodge as well as the “more experienced” Brothers who made it possible. And yeah, I’m one of the “more experienced”, although still young, I’ve been a Mason for 30 years.
But degree work, while important, isn’t everything. Our Lodge needs to take a breather and have some fun this summer that doesn’t involve degree conferrals. We will not go dark per se—we will not have any stated communications in July or August but we will confer FC and MM degrees as needed for those already in-process. We will not confer any EA degrees until after our September stated meeting because that’s the next time we will be able to vote on a petition.
Here are some of the activities in the planning stage for this summer—a Wednesday night at Concerts on the Square, a Woodchucks game at Athletic Part, a family picnic, and maybe some other fun events. I don’t have dates for any of these yet but please stay tuned and check out the Wausau Masons website: wausaumasons.com. Hope to see you this summer!
Yours truly in Peace and Harmony,
Dan Maguire, WM
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Forest Lodge No. 130, F & A.M.
June 6th — 7pm June Stated Meeting. Last chance to vote on petitions until September
Remainder of summer calendar to be determined. Stay tuned!
Mosinee Lodge No. 318, F & A.M.
June 7th — 7:00 PM Stated Communication. Resolution Night
June 16th — 6:00 PM Pot Luck Dinner: Scholarship Picnic – Lodge Anniversary Ladies, Families, & Friends Welcome
Virginia Falls Lodge No. 226, F & A.M.
June 12th — 7 PM Stated
June 26th — 7 PM Stated
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Club
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Club meets every Friday for a noon luncheon at the Wausau Elks Club.
Wausau York Rite
The York Rite Grand Session will be held in Green Bay June 13, 14, and 15.
Scottish Rite Club
Meets for breakfast at 7:00 AM 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays at Perkins.
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Auxiliary
The Wisconsin Valley Shrine Auxiliary will not meet in June through August. Our meetings will resume on Friday, September 14th at noon at the Elks Club.
Our auxiliary will have a fundraiser at Perkins Restaurant on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, from 4 PM to 8 PM. Ten Percent of the proceeds will benefit the Shriners Hospital for children, Twin Cities, wheelchair fund.