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Wow, that went fast! Summer, I mean. Now the trees and bushes are turning their fall colors of red, orange, yellow and brown, and so it is time we return to the important work of making good men better through Masonry.
We have an important stated meeting coming up at which PM Thom Passow will talk about the history and function of our Building Association. This is a topic we don’t think about much but the Building Association has an important role to play in our Lodge. I’ve heard many questions over the years about the Association, very few of which I have been able to answer, and this might be especially instructive for newer members who would like to know how our Lodge works. Bring your questions and Br. Passow will do his best to answer them.
We also have a school of instruction coming up on Saturday October 13th in Mercer. Yes, that’s a distance (and we’ll carpool), but the program promises to give us all More Light in Masonry through a study of the Fellowcraft degree. Forest Lodge has been assigned to conduct the Fellowcraft opening, purge and taking of the pass, and balloting. As you can see, we will need significant participation to make this happen and we will be discussing this more at our October stated meeting. Brothers in the officer line should definitely plan to attend.
We also elected two new men to be initiated as Entered Apprentices on October 17 th and 24th. I hope you will be able to save the dates and help out at these important events.
We mourn the passing of Brother Chuck Kolbe, whose Masonic funeral was held recently. Br. Chuck was very active in our Lodge and in York Rite for many years and will be sorely missed. He was a good one.
Finally, I have to remind us of our dues. If you have not yet paid your 2012 or earlier-year dues, please do so now.
If you are unable to pay your dues, please contact our Secretary or myself and we will remit your dues. We will not suspend a Brother due to inability to pay.
Looking forward to seeing you in Lodge!
Yours truly in Peace and Harmony,
Dan Maguire, WM
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Forest Lodge No. 130, F & A.M.
Oct 3rd — Stated Meeting. PM Thom Passow will discuss the Building Association.
Oct 13th — Saturday School of Instruction in Mercer.
Oct 17th — Special Communication: 2 EA Degrees.
Oct 24th — Special Communication. 1 EA Degree, EA Lectures
Nov 7th — Stated Meeting – Officer Elections
Mosinee Lodge No. 318, F & A.M.
Oct 6th — 7pm Stated Meeting. Masonic Spelling Bee
Oct 18th — 6pm Master Mason Degree
Virginia Falls Lodge No. 226, F & A.M.
Oct 9th — 7 PM Stated
Oct 23rd — 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
Oct 11th — 7:00 PM. Stated Meeting, Chapter and Council
Oct 16th — 7:00 PM. Stated Meeting, Commandery
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, October 12th for a noon luncheon and meeting at the Elks Club. The program will be presented by Rebecca Morris, R.N. and Amanda Boreen, R.N. who will discuss issues in women’s health.