Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Temple Association

Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Trestleboard

  Volume No. 10               July 2010                    Issue No. 7
George M. Otis P.M., Publisher
Worshipful Master
Jackson Lodge No. 17, F. & A.M.
 Michael E. Hicks W.M.
Greetings! ,
Brothers you are making a difference in our community.  The last few weeks have been busy for Jackson Lodge 17.  We participated in the Rose Parade with the Past Masters float that Brother George Otis made arrangements to get from the Detroit Lodge. Brother Eric Cole made the necessary arrangements with the Rose Parade people so we could be in the parade. Several of our Past Masters rode on the float along with the Wardens and myself. Many people waved and told their children that "they are the Masons".
We also had the Strawberry Festival at the lodge where the Past Masters put on the Master Mason degree to raise a new Brother to be a Master Mason. Thank you to the Brother's that participated in that degree to make it a success.  Brother Lyman Robertson was in charge of the dinner and I thank him for putting together a fine meal for us to share.
We also participated in Kids Fest at the American One center at the Jackson County Fairgrounds by doing the Michigan Child Identification program for many families in the Jackson area. We hope that people will never have to use the items that we give them, but if they need to we known that we have given them important items to aid in finding their child. This program is not difficult to do and could possibly save a life of a child. The next time we do the program we hope you will take a little bit of your time to come out and help run the kids through it.  The more people we have the lighter the load.
Another way you are making a difference is the new food bank at the school next to the lodge. There was not a food bank of any kind near Michigan Center until now.  Brother Mike Pierce brought the needs of the food bank to our attention and the Masons of Jackson 17 responded quickly to help.  Seed money was needed to get things rolling so Jackson 17 and the Temple Board each donated $500 to the cause.  The $1000 was matched by the Grand Lodge of Michigan for a total of $2000.  Jackson Council No. 32 of the Royal and Select Masons which also meets at the Jackson-Coolidge Temple was not to be outdone and also made a donation of $1000 to the food bank.  The total is now $3000 that has been donated to the food bank because the Brothers who meet at our Temple have come forward to fill a need in the community. You Brothers should be very proud of the work you have done.  You have made a difference.  We will continue to collect non perishable items at the Temple for the food bank.  Please drop off items for the food bank at the Temple when ever you come to a meeting.
Brothers I hope you enjoy the summer break.  Brothers keep spreading light, because the more you create for others the brighter your own life will be.    
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 July 2010:

Thursday, July 1st - Lodge DARK
Thursday, July 8th - Lodge DARK
Thursday, July 15th - Lodge DARK
Thursday, July 22nd - Lodge DARK
 Jackson/Coolidge MTA Mtg. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 29th - Lodge DARK,   

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 month of July 2010:
Wednesday, July 14th - Convocation DARK
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 July 2010:
Wednesday, July 14th - Convocation DARK
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 July 2010:
 (All meetings are at the Masonic Temple unless otherwise indicated)
Monday, July 5th - Commandery DARK
Monday, July 12th - Commandery DARK
Monday, July 19th - Stated Conclave DARK
Monday, July 26th - Commandery DARK
July and August will be DARK

 Jackson York Rite College No. 3

York Rite College 
Jackson York Rite College No. 3
Robert C. Cunningham, Governor
 Timothy C. Forche, Secretary
Calendar for  2010:
Friday, September 24th - Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 1st - Order of York, 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 month of July 2010:
Tuesday, July 5th - Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 19th - 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 July 2010:
Tuesday, July 12th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 26th - 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:
[Date & Time TBA] - Social Time 6:15 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Order from the Menu
Reservations must be made by [Date & Time TBA]
Ladies are included with this group.
 Meetings are held Quarterly at the
Delhi Cafe
4625 Willoughby Road
Holt, Michigan
 Steak Fry

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Temple Board Contact Information

 Next Temple Board Meeting will be held on:
Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
 Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 23, 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
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