Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Temple Association

Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Trestleboard

  Volume No. 10               September 2010                    Issue No. 9
George M. Otis P.M., Publisher
Michael E. Hicks
Jackson Lodge No. 17, F. & A.M.
 Michael E. Hicks
 Worshipful Master
Greetings! ,

It seems like summer has just began and it is time to do those summer chores like work in the garden and mow the lawn.  What happened to all of those picnics we were going to have and those ball games we were going to go to?  It is now time for the kids to go back to school and for some of us to think about which football game we are going to or what time the cross country meet starts. It is also time for many of us to think about getting out to Lodge, Chapter, Council, Commandery, Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, Shrine, and Rainbow along with all of the other Masonic groups that we may belong to.  You joined one or more of these organizations for one reason or another and they need your continued support. Did you know that Masonic organizations donate over $2 million dollars a day to our Masonic charities?  Just think about that for a minute.  That is over $14 million dollars a week. On top of that I am sure many of us help to support many other groups and charities outside of Masonry with our time and money.  It all starts with the Blue Lodge because without that none of the other Masonic groups would exist. You are the fuel that keeps the engine going.


I know many of us are also part of Rotary, Kiwanis, the American Legion, the Moose, the Elks, the Eagles, the VFW and many other groups. They also need your time and efforts. You joined the Blue Lodge for a reason that only you know.  Was it to get more light or become a better man? Maybe it was because it was the thing to do in your family or because a friend was a member. It really doesn't matter. We are all here now to help make good men better.  I believe that because of you there are people that get scholarships to college, are able to have eye surgery, have food to eat, have ramps built so that they can get into their home, and just have a better life.  It really is amazing to me what our Brotherhood contributes to the lives of people that we do not know and will never meet. You make good men better! I hope to see you in Lodge soon so I can shake your hand.


Michael E. Hicks, W.M.

Masonic Temple Special Event's 

Fern Leaf Chapter No. 66, O.E.S.
Brenda Beiswanger, Worthy Matron
 Sheryl James, Secretary
Special Event 
Tuesday, September 7th - Card Party, 6:30 p.m.
Bring other games if you do not play cards.
There will be a $3.00 per person charge. Door prizes, snacks and drinks.
All members of all Masonic Bodies are encouraged to attend.
Bring your spouse and support the Eastern Star.
Thank you and hope to see you there.

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 September & October 2010:

Thursday, September 7th, 2010 - Lodge DARK
Thursday, September 9th, 2010
Regular Communication, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 16th, 2010 - Lodge DARK
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 - Lodge DARK
 Jackson/Coolidge MTA Mtg. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 30th, 2010
Entered Apprentice Degree Practice , 7:00 p.m.  

Thursday, October 7th, 2010 - Lodge DARK

Thursday, October 14th, 2010
Regular Communication, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 21st, 2010
Entered Apprentice Degree, 7:00 p.m.
Officer's wear tuxedo.
Thursday, October 28th, 2010 - Lodge DARK
 Jackson/Coolidge MTA Mtg. 6:00 p.m.

 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 September 2010:
Wednesday, September 8th
 Stated Convocation, 7:30 p.m.

 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 September 2010:

Wednesday, September 8th
Stated Convocation, 7:30 p.m.

 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 September and October 2010:  

 (All meetings are at the Masonic Temple unless otherwise indicated)

Monday, September 13th
Drill Corp Dinner and Practice, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, September 20th
 Stated Conclave, 7:30 p.m.
Full Form Opening
Potluck with Ladies, 6:30 p.m. 
Monday, September 27th
Practice Order of the Temple, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 2nd
 Adrian Inspection
 Monday, October 4th
 Practice Order of the Temple, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 11th
Drill Corp Dinner and Practice, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, October 18th
 Stated Conclave, 7:30 p.m.
Full Form Opening
Potluck with Ladies, 6:30 p.m.
 Monday, October 25th
Practice Order of the Temple, 7:00 p.m.  

Sunday, October 31st - Set Up for Inspection, 2:00 p.m.

 Monday, November 1st
Inspection Order of the Temple, 3:00 p.m.,
Dinner 6:3p.m.

 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 months of September & October 2010:
Tuesday, September 7th - Card Party, 6:30 p.m.
Bring other games if you do not play cards.
There will be a $3.00 per person charge.
Door prizes, snacks and drinks.
Tuesday, September 21st - Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 5th - Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 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 September & October 2010:
Tuesday, September 14th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 21st - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 12th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 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 
[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

Contact Masonic Bodies 


Masonic Sale Items 


Masonic Tail Light Stick On Emblems

Cost is $2.00 per set of emblems
Contact Brother George Otis P.M.
Phone: 517-262-9862
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Temple Board Contact Information

 Temple Board Meetings will be held on:
 Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 18, 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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Please contribute if you are able. Make check payable to:
Jackson Lodge No. 17
and send to
Jackson Lodge #17 MTA Fund 
P.O. Box 1309
Jackson  MI 49204-1309

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