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February was a relatively quiet but successful month at Forest Lodge. We began degree work with a new Brother, Ryan Buckley. We did his EA degree on February 15th with four Brothers from Wautoma Lodge in attendance.
This month we are continuing our progress with degree work on new brothers. We have two petitions to read on March 7th and we are planning an EA or FC degree depending on who is ready next. I know I make it sound like the emphasis is on degrees–initiating, passing and raising new brothers—but it is equally or more important that we all continue to grow in our Masonic knowledge, bringing more Light to ourselves and to the world. You wouldn’t believe all I’ve learned about Masonry just since becoming WM! (or maybe you would believe it….) To that end, I have a special surprise planned for our March 7th stated meeting to work on a rather obscure part of the MM ritual—come and find out, it will be fun! And it won’t take long.
We have a special degree coming up on Friday April 27th! Brother Jeff Treager will be raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason. Br. Jeff specifically wanted to hold off his MM degree, and to hold it on a Friday night, so that his brother Dan could come all the way up from Austin Texas to be part of the work. I’m very excited for Brother Jeff and I hope you will all mark this on your calendars and make this night a very special one.
Our most recent PM, Jim Bitner, had rotator cuff surgery last week. He is mending well but not quite ready to pitch spring training for the Brewers yet. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he works on his recovery.
Yours truly in Peace and Harmony,
Dan Maguire, WM
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Forest Lodge No. 130, F & A.M.
March 7th — 7 PM Stated – Reading 2 petitions and a special surprise practice of an obscure part of the MM ritual. We will call down to EA after the regular business is completed so all Brothers may attend.
March 21st — 7PM EA or FC Degree—participants and sideliners always welcome. Cake after the meeting for a certain Brother’s birthday
April 4th — 7PM Stated
Mosinee Lodge No. 318, F & A.M.
March 1st– 7 PM Stated -Stated Meeting and checker tournament.
March 15th — 6:00 PM Ladies at Table. This night we honor our Ladies as well as some women that have had a great effect on our country. Pot luck dinner. Lodge will provide chicken, sliced beef, and rolls.
Virginia Falls Lodge No. 226, F & A.M.
March 17th — 7 PM Stated
March 27th — 7 PM Stated – Scottish Rite Night
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Club
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Club meets every Friday for a noon luncheon at the Wausau Elks Club.
Wausau York Rite
March 8th — 7:00 PM Stated Meeting – Commandery. Election of Officers
March 20h — 7:00 PM Stated Meeting, Chapter and Council. Election of Officers
Scottish Rite Club
Meets for breakfast at 7:00 AM 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays at Perkins.
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Auxiliary
Wisconsin Valley Shrine Auxiliary will meet Friday, March 9, 2012 for a noon luncheon and meeting at the Elks Club. The program will be presented by Steve Peterson explaining his experiences visiting the Shrine Hospitals as Zor Shrine Potentate.