Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Temple Association

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  Volume No. 10                    April 2010                    Issue No. 4
Worshipful Master
Jackson Lodge No. 17, F. & A.M.
 Michael E. Hicks W.M.
We are getting closer to spring and new signs of life are popping up everywhere. We have several different types and colors of crocus flowers that have emerged from their winter sleep in our flower beds. Seeing the bright colors makes it seem like winter will soon be over and warmer days will soon  be upon us. What a difference warmer temperatures and a little sunshine seem to make. Everyone seems to be just a little more cheerful as the winter cold gets puts to rest for a few months. Now is a good time to help rejuvenate our lodge by helping out on some of the projects and events that will be coming in the next few months. Two of the most visible ones will be the Day in the Park and Kid's Fest.
Day in the Park follows the Rose Parade and will be at Ella Sharp Park. We will have tables set up for kids so that they may color a picture and get a prize for doing so. We had a great turnout last year and expect another one this year. It is not difficult work and can really be a fun day seeing all of the people that pass by. It is a great opportunity for us to promote Masonry and tell people about whom we are.
Kid's Fest is another event that we are involved in and it also takes place in June and will be at the American One building at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. We will be doing the Michigan Child Identification Program once again this year. Last year we had hundreds of children that went through the program and expect more of the same this year. We had a wonderful crew of people work last year, but we could still use more people to help. There are several jobs to choose from and you do not have to be there all day. American One Credit Union will be advertising this event and they will be telling people that  we will be there and what we will be doing. This is also a great way for us to promote our craft. There will also be an ad placed by Jackson Lodge 17 in the Rose Festival Tab that will appear in the Jackson Citizen Patriot on May 27, 2010 promoting the Rose Parade and Kid's Fest. Please come out to help with these events.
Many thanks to Manya Otis, ChFC, for taking the time to tell us at our last potluck about estate planning and how it can make life much easier for those left behind. We found out that may be possible to save thousands of dollars if we take the time to plan. We would rather our belongings and money go where we want it and not to the government. And by all means include your blue lodge in your estate planning.

Jackson Lodge No. 17, F. & A.M. 

From the Secretary's Desk
  Stephen D. Vining P.M.
Calendar for the month of April 2010:
Thursday, April 1st - 2008 Lodge and 2009 District Mason of the Year Potluck Dinner for Frank W. Lutze, 7:00 p.m. 
Meat provided by the Lodge, please bring a passing dish to share. Please RSVP to Lyman Robertson, 517-795-2321 or 517-499-3330
Thursday, April 8th - Regular Communication, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 15th - Lodge DARK
Thursday, April 22nd - Entered Apprentice Degree, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 29th - Lodge DARK

 Jackson Chapter No. 3, R.A.M. 

High Priest
Jackson Chapter No. 3, R.A.M
Dale D. Brown, H.P.
 Ronald L. Spees, Secretary
Calendar for the month of April 2010:
Wednesday, April 14th - Regular Convocation, 7:30 p.m.

 Jackson Council No. 32, R. & S.M. 

Thrice Illustrious Master
Jackson Council No. 32, R. & S.M.
Thomas E. Royce, T.I.M.
 Adam W. Wygant, Recorder
Calendar for the month of April 2010:
Wednesday, April 14th - Regular Convocation, 7:30 p.m.

 Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T. 

Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T.
James H. Blauvelt, Emminent Commamder
 Michael E. Hicks, Recorder
Calendar for the month of April 2010:
Monday, April 12th - Commandery Drill, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, April 19th - Commandery Dinner, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, April 19th - Stated Conclave, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 26th - Commandery Practice, 6:30 p.m.

 Jackson York Rite College No. 3

Jackson York Rite College No. 3
Timothy C. Forche, Governor
 William L. Leonard, Secretary
Quarterly Calendar for  2010:
Friday, March 19th - Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 18th - Meeting, 7:30 p.m. 
Friday, September 17th - Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 17th - Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
 (Dates are subject to change)

Fern Leaf Chapter No. 66

Fern Leaf Chapter No. 66, O.E.S.
Brenda Bieswanger, Worthy Matron
 Sheryl James, Secretary
Calendar for the months of April & May 2010:
Tuesday, April 6th - Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 20th - Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4th - Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 14th - 103rd Jackson Association Spring Meeting
6:30 p.m. Registration - 7:00 p.m. Meeting
Tuesday, May 18th - Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Jackson Assembly No. 7, I.O.R.G. 

Jackson Assembly No. 7, I.O.R.G.
Jennifer Culbert, Mother Advisor 
Calendar for the months of April & May 2010:
Tuesday, April 13th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 11th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Jackson High Twelve Club No. 16 

Jackson High Twelve Club No. 16
Roger A. Farmer, President 
 Darrell G. Kesterson, Secretary
Calendar 2010:
 Meetings are held every Monday
of the month at 12:00 noon at the
Cascades Manor House
1970 Kibby Road
Jackson, MI  49203
Cost for meal is $10.00 per person 

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Temple Board Contact Information

 Next Temple Board Meeting
will be held on
Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
(no meeting scheduled in April)
Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. 
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 R. Todd Rubert, President/Rental Agent  

phone: 517-937-2511  

George M. Otis, Secretary/Building Manager
phone: 517-262-9862


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We are still in need of more funds for banquet tables.
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Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Temple Association 
355 Napoleon Rd. Michigan Center, MI 49254-1264

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