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Greetings from the East Brethren. I write this the morning following a busy stated meeting to include examinations in both Entered Apprentice and Fellowcraft, a bible presentation, balloting and acceptance of a petition for the degrees of Masonry, discussion of three Entered Apprentices that wish to finish their degree work at the upcoming Day of Light in March, and the preparation of a Master Mason degree on February 28th.
Forest Lodge #130 is one of the busier lodges in the state. I’m proud to see that and attribute the success to those that are actively engaged in lodge activities. This past week I was visited by one of my lodge officers. Let’s just call him “Joe.” He advised of a dear brother of ours who along with his wife are going through some health issues or as they like to call it: “bumps in the road of life.” Brother “Joe” suggested a card and flowers and encouraged the importance of this gift from our lodge. He reminded me how significant this can be to a brother and his family during a time of difficulty. The flowers were delivered by our trusty Secretary. The return to our lodge was a simple yet deeply humbling “thank you” from our brother. This simple gift may have been the highlight of the day for them. The “thank you” was the highlight of mine. It reminded me of a Eulogy that I once heard which ended in a simple charge to those in attendance: “Do something good for someone today and don’t ask or expect anything in return.” You may be amazed at what comes back to you.
I look forward to seeing you in Lodge,
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” Malachi 3:10
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Forest Lodge No. 130, F & A.M.
March 7th — 7:00 PM Stated Communication & Cake Decorating by Bro Rick Schnabel.
March 14th — 6:30 PM Lodge Trustee Meeting
March 21st — 6:15 Dinner | 7:00 PM Stated Communication and “Defense of the Ruffians” by Bro Joe Barlow and Bro Rick Schnabel
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 Commandery.
March 20th — 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 Shriners Auxiliary
On Friday, March 9, 2018 the Wisconsin Valley Auxiliary will meet for a luncheon and meeting at The Palms. Lunch will start at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning approximately at 12;30 p.m. The speakers for this meeting will be Gloria and Virgil Thiesfeld, World Travelers. Also, to be noted: In the winter, an Auxiliary meeting will be cancelled if the Wausau School District has cancelled classes for that day due to weather conditions.