Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Temple Association

Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Trestleboard

  Volume No. 10               June 2010                    Issue No. 6
Worshipful Master
Jackson Lodge No. 17, F. & A.M.
 Michael E. Hicks W.M.
Greetings! ,
It seems that this time of year we are pulled in several directions all at once. There are ball games, track meets, soccer games, etc., that keep us busy. We are getting close to that time of year that our lodge activities slow down. We still have a few things going on that we really need your help with. We have a couple of men that have come to us that want more light. We will be at the Day in the Park after the Rose Parade on June 6th with our coloring booth for kids. Brother Eric Cole has been busy making arrangements. We need your help that day handing out prizes, handing out pages to color and chatting with those that come by. Friday, June 18th we will be doing the Michigan Child Identification Program at the Kids Fest located at the American One building at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. We really need your support at this event. Last year over 300 kids attended this event. The more Brothers we have there the easier the work will be. This day is a lot of fun and a good time to socialize with your Brothers. Brother Eric Cole also worked on setting up this event for us. Thanks to the work of Brother George Otis, P.M., we will have the Past Masters float from Detroit in the Rose Parade. Thank you Brother George.
The Brethren of Jackson Lodge 17 conducted the EA Degree and now we have another Brother. We hope to have a Fellowcraft Degree for him by the time you read this. The Master Mason degree will most likely be the night of our Strawberry Festival. Many of our lodges are presenting degrees and new Brothers are being welcomed into our fraternity. We seem to be growing and this is great news. While at Grand Lodge we were informed that the lodge in Schoolcraft will be conducting an all degree day on June 5th and will be raising over 30 men to be Michigan Masons. These men will be from several lodges from around the state.

We are collecting food items for the new food bank that will be opening at the school that is next to our building. Our lodge has donated money to help get the program started and that amount is being matched by the Grand Lodge of Michigan. Brothers you are making a difference in our community! You should be very proud. 

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 month of June 2010:
Wednesday, May26th - Fellowcraft Degree, 7:00 p.m.
Officer's please wear your tuxedo.

Thursday, May 27th - Jackson/Coolidge MTA Mtg. 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 3rd - Lodge DARK
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. 
Annual Strawberry Festival Dinner, 6:00 p.m.
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 !


Annual StrawberryFestival
Thursday, June 17th
Master Mason Degree, 7:00 p.m. 
 Degree to be done by Lodge Past Master's.
Annual Strawberry Festival Dinner, 6:00 p.m.
RSVP to Lyman Robertson J.W. at 517-499-3330
Please wear your tuxedo!

 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 month of June 2010:
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 month of June 2010:
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 month of June 2010:
 (All meetings are at the Masonic Temple unless otherwise indicated)
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

York Rite College 
Jackson York Rite College No. 3
Timothy C. Forche, Governor
 William L. Leonard, Secretary
Calendar for  2010:
Friday, May 21st - Meeting, 7:30 p.m. 
Friday, September 24th - 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, 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 month of June 2010:
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, July ?? - Social Time 6:15 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Order from the Menu
Reservations must be made by Friday, July ??.
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, June 24, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
 Thursday, August 26, 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



Special Note To The Brethren

 Member's of all Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Bodies
We are in need of your email address for transmitting the electronic version of the Jackson/Coolidge MTA Trestleboard on a monthly basis. It is becoming more expensive to produce the Trestleboard due to rising postal rates and the cost to make the printed copies. (We usually print about 300 copies). If you would still like to receive it by mail that is fine too.
Just let us know your preference.
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Stephen D.  Vining, P.M.
phone 517-914-8400
George M. Otis, P.M.
phone 517-262-9862
Thank you!

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