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Brothers and Friends, we’ve had a great summer! We had a corn roast fundraiser (ok, we didn’t raise much money but we had a good time and learned a lot). We had a good turnout for the Concert on the Square and, well, a lesser turnout for the Concert in the Clouds (thanks for attending, Br. Jason Tidd). We raised Brother Ryan Buckley to the sublime degree of Master Mason and we had a good turnout for our annual picnic.
I feel especially compelled to remind all of us of our Masonic obligations during the upcoming election season. Masonry is a non-political organization but I know that we have a wide variety of political opinions among our membership. Let’s respect each others’ positions and keep our political passions circumscribed within due bounds. The offhand remark at a Lodge meeting or the strident post on Facebook could offend other Brothers and lead to a breach in the peace and harmony that are our strength and support. We won’t discuss politics in open Lodge, but it is inevitable that something will be said. As Masons we are the listeners and the problem-solvers, the consensus-builders. We should not blindly re-post on Facebook out-of-context half-truths we find on other websites that happen to agree with our ready-formed myopic view. Original thought would be more welcome–nobody else is doing it—and remember that the Founding Fathers of our great country, Masons and non-Masons alike, worked through their considerable differences to create the country we are so proud to be from. If they could cooperate to meet the challenges of their time, we can meet the challenges of our time by going forward arm-in-arm, not hands-on-throat. See you in Lodge!
Yours truly in Peace and Harmony,
Dan Maguire, WM
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Forest Lodge No. 130, F & A.M.
Sept 5th — Stated Meeting, 7:00 PM. Wild and Wacky Tie Night—wear your wildest wacky tie and we’ll have a contest to see whose is the “best”. SW Jim Carlson will be presiding in the East.
Sept 8th — Combined District 3 and 6 meeting, 8:30 AM to noon, at Forest Lodge. Lunch afterwards $10 per person.
Sept 19th — Education Night—topics TBA. Presentations by Scottish Rite and York Rite. More information coming at the Sept 5th meeting.
Oct 3rd — Stated Meeting 7:00 PM. WM Dan Maguire will be back in the East. Special presentation by PM Thom Passow on the building association and current status.
Mosinee Lodge No. 318, F & A.M.
Sept 6th — 7:00 PM Stated Meeting. Reobligation Night
Sept 20th — 7:00 PM Stated Meeting
Virginia Falls Lodge No. 226, F & A.M.
Sept 11th — 7 PM Stated
Sept 25th — 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
Sept 18th 7:00 PM. Stated Meeting, Chapter and Council
Sept 13th 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, September 14 for a noon luncheon and meeting at the Elks Club. The program will be presented by Kari Rasmussen, Director of Wausau events.
Bro. Don Weinkauf has lost his Masonic ring. The ring is a Men’s Gold 32 degree, with a diamond in the eagle. The ring originally belonged to his father-in-law, who handed it down to him years ago. Due to his health, Bro. Don doesn’t get out much, but does attend the Wisconsin Valley Shrine noon luncheon at the Elks. He is hoping someone may have found it if he did lose it at the Elks. If the ring is found, please notify PM Jim Bitner (firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-581-1981) or call Bro. Don directly at 715-675-3155.