Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Temple Association

Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Trestleboard

  Volume No. 10                    May 2010                    Issue No. 5
Worshipful Master
Jackson Lodge No. 17, F. & A.M.
 Michael E. Hicks W.M.
Greetings! ,
It seems like this year is quickly moving by.  It certainly is busy as the days are getting warmer and the kids are getting closer to that summer vacation from school. If you are like me you are going to ball games of your children or grandchildren or nieces or nephews or maybe your own. It is the time of year when some of us are trying to find time to get to the golf course or do some outside work around the house. Well please remember that you lodge also needs you now and then. We would like to see you at our regular meetings so we can get to know each other better. We have several events coming up where we really need our Brothers to step up and help. We need help for the Day in the Park after the Rose Parade on June 6th and Kid's Fest on June 18th when we will be doing the Michigan Child Identification Program at the American One building at the fairgrounds. These are two great opportunities to serve your Lodge and show the people in our community what Masonry is all about.
I read somewhere recently, "the only one thing I can change is myself, but sometimes that makes all of the difference". The beauty and glory of the day is always better when the Brothers of Jackson Lodge 17 turn up the light and put Masonic ideals to work. We have opportunities each day to make life a little better for someone else. Let's not miss those opportunities that not only make life better for others but also bring a little more light into our lives. Sometimes a simple task can make a huge difference. Don't forget to check out our website from time to time and tell Steve Vining thanks for keeping it up and running. Steve has put a lot of useful information on the website, check it out. 
Michael E. Hicks
Worshipful Master

Jackson Lodge No. 17, F. & A.M. 

Knights Templer 
From the Secretary's Desk
  Stephen D. Vining P.M.
 Regional Grand Lecturer
Grand Lodge of Michigan Region #4
Calendar for the months of May and June 2010:
Wednesday, April 28th - Entered Apprentice Degree, 7:00 p.m.
Special Communication, 2 Candidates.
Thursday, April 29th - Lodge DARK, District 45 & 46 Board of General Purpose
Grand Lodge Annual Communication Delegate Legislation Meeting. 7:30 p.m. 
Thursday, May 6th - Family Potluck Dinner, 6:00 p.m.  
Thursday, May 13th
Regular Communication, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 18th - Annual Grand Lodge Communication, Soaring Eagle Resort 
Wednesday, May 19th - Annual Grand Lodge Communication, Soaring Eagle Resort
Thursday, May 20th - Lodge DARK
Wednesday, May 26th - Fellowcraft Degree, 7:00 p.m.,
 Special Communication, Possible two Candidates.
Thursday, May 27th - Lodge DARKJackson/Coolidge MTA Mtg. 6:00 p.m. 
Thursday, June 3rd - Family Cookout, 6:00 p.m. at Masonic Temple
Sunday, June 6th - Jackson Rose Parade, Day In The Park
Will start around 1:00 p.m. after the Rose Parade.
Will need help at the park starting at about 10:30 a.m.
Any help is needed and appreciated.
Thursday, June 10th - Regular Communication, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 17th - Master Mason Degree, 7:00 p.m. done by Lodge Past Master's.
Annual Strawberry Festival Dinner, 6:00 p.m., Possible two Candidates.
RSVP to Lyman Robertson J.W. at 517-499-3330
Friday, June 18th - Kids Fest at America One Building, Jackson County Fairgrounds
 Michigan Child Identification Program - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Any help is needed and appreciated.
Thursday, June 24th - Lodge DARK, Jackson/Coolidge MTA Mtg. 6:00 p.m.  

July and August - Lodge DARK, HAVE A GREAT SUMMER !


 Jackson Chapter No. 3, R.A.M. 

Jackson Chapter No. 3, R.A.M
Dale D. Brown, H.P.
 Ronald L. Spees, Secretary
Calendar for the months of May and June 2010:
Wednesday, May 12th - Regular Convocation, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 9th - Regular Convocation, 7:30 p.m.
July and August will be DARK

 Jackson Council No. 32, R. & S.M. 

Jackson Council No. 32, R. & S.M.
Thomas E. Royce, T.I.M.
 Adam W. Wygant, Recorder
Calendar for the months of May and June 2010:
Wednesday, May 12th - Regular Convocation, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 9th - Regular Convocation, 7:30 p.m.
July and August will be DARK

 Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T. 

Knights Templer 
Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T.
James H. Blauvelt, Emminent Commander
 Michael E. Hicks, Recorder
Calendar for the months of May and June 2010:
 (All meetings are at the Masonic Temple unless otherwise indicated)
Monday, April 26th - Commandery Practice, 7:00 p.m. 
Monday, May 3rd - Commandery DARK
Monday, May 10th - Chicken Dinner & Commandery Drill, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, May 17th - Commandery Dinner, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, May 17th - Stated Conclave, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, May 24th - Commandery Practice, 7:00 p.m.
 Monday, May 31st - Commandery DARK, Memorial Day
Monday, June 7th - Commandery DARK
Monday, June 14th - Chicken Dinner & Commandery Drill, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, June 21st - Commandery Dinner, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, June 21st - Stated Conclave, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, June 28th - Commandery Practice, 7:00 p.m.
July and August will be DARK

 Jackson York Rite College No. 3

Jackson York Rite College No. 3
Timothy C. Forche, Governor
 William L. Leonard, Secretary
Calendar for  2010:
Friday, May 14th - Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
 Annual Election & Installation of Officer's
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 Beiswanger, Worthy Matron
 Sheryl James, Secretary
Calendar for the months of May & June 2010:
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.

Tuesday, June 1st - Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 15th - 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 May & June 2010:
Tuesday, May 11th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 8th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 22nd - 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 

South Central Scottish Rite Club 

South Central Scottish Rite Club
Michael E. Hicks, President 
Calendar 2010:
Tuesday, April 27th - Social Time 6:15 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Order from the Menu
Reservations must be made by Friday, April 23rd.
Ladies are included with this group.
 Meetings are held Quarterly at the
Delhi Cafe
4625 Willoughby Road
Holt, Michigan

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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.
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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