Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Temple Association

Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Trestleboard

  Volume No. 10               October 2010                    Issue No. 10
 
George M. Otis P.M., Publisher
 
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Jackson Lodge No. 17, F. & A.M.
Greeting's From The East
 

Michael E. Hicks

WM
Dear  ,

We are back after the summer months and it seems that Masonic meetings and activities are running at full speed. The days seem to be going by at a high rate of speed. Jackson Lodge 17 has six petitions for membership right now and more may be on the way.

We will need your help to get these potential Brothers raised to an Entered Apprentice and finally to the sublime degree of a Master Mason. I am happy that we have men who wish to join our fraternity. Over the next few months please think about coming to lodge and welcoming these men as they start their Masonic Journey to receive more light.

In the month of September our lodge was invited by those who started the Food Bank in Michigan  Center to participate in an ice cream social and be recognized for the donations we have made. The gathering was held at the Lions Park in Michigan Center. A representative from the Masonic Charitable Foundation from Grand Rapids also attended and took some photos. We were taken over to the Food Bank at the elementary school and had a quick tour and a summary of how things worked. If any Brother is interested in volunteering to work at the Food Bank please let me know and I will help you get the ball rolling.

We are still looking for Brothers to come forward with ideas for get-togethers. Worshipful Brother Chip Williams, P.M. and Brother Lyman Robertson are holding a "brew day" at the temple on October 16th. If you have ever had an interest in brewing your own beer or just wondered how it was done you need to attend this meeting. We will have Brothers coming from other lodges so it will be a good time to meet some Brothers. If you have a hobby that you might be willing to share please let me know. We have been asked to do a Michigan Child Identification program at Cascades School on October 28th at 5:45 p.m. The school contacted Grand Lodge and they suggested that we be contacted. This will be  early in the evening and should not take too long. We will be doing 30-50 children. We could certainly use some help. 

The first-known use of the word Freemasons - in the form Free Masons - occurs in the City of London Letter-book H of August 1376, though the word is in fact deleted in favor of Masons. Masons and Freemasons were interchangeable during the 15th and 16th centuries and Freemasons were generally meant to denote hewers or setters of freestone, Masons being used to embrace all stoneworkers.

Michael E. Hicks
Worshipful Master
517-787-8438
 
 

* SPECIAL NOTICE TO ALL MASONIC BODIES *

DUE PROBLEMS WITH THE TEMPLE BUILDING
ALL MEETINGS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO OTHER
LOCATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE
CHECK EACH CALENDAR FOR LOCATION, TIME
AND EVENT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

JACKSON-COOLIDGE M.T.A.
George M. Otis - Secretary
 

Table of Contents
Jackson Lodge No. 17, F. & A.M.
Jackson Chapter No. 3, R.A.M.
Jackson Council No. 32, R. & S.M.
Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T.
Jackson York Rite College No. 3
Jackson Fern Leaf Chapter No. 66, O.E.S.
Jackson Chapter No. 7, I.O.R.G.
Jackson High Twelve Club No. 16
South Central Scottish Rite Club

Jackson Lodge No. 17, F. & A.M. 

FAM17
 
Knights Templer 
 
From the Secretary's Desk 
  Stephen D. Vining P.M.
 Regional Grand Lecturer
Grand Lodge of Michigan Region #4
 517-914-8400
 
Calendar for the month of October 2010:
  

Thursday, October 7th, 2010 - Lodge DARK

Thursday, October 14th, 2010
Regular Communication, 7:30 p.m.
MEETING WILL BE HELD AT
NAPOLEON LODGE #301
 
Thursday, October 21st, 2010 - Lodge DARK

 Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
 Jackson/Coolidge MTA Mtg. 6:00 p.m.
MEETING WILL BE HELD AT
NAPOLEON LODGE #301

 
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
Child Identification Program
(MiChiP) at Cascades, 5:45 p.m.
 

 Jackson Chapter No. 3, R.A.M. 

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HP 
 
 
Jackson Chapter No. 3, R.A.M.
 
Dale D. Brown, H.P.
517-783-6868 
 
 Ronald L. Spees, Secretary
517-780-9387
 
Calendar for the month of October 2010:
 
Wednesday, October 13th
 Stated Convocation, 7:30 p.m.

MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED THIS MONTH

 Jackson Council No. 32, R. & S.M. 

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Council 
 
Jackson Council No. 32, R. & S.M.
 
Thomas E. Royce, T.I.M.
517-529-4934 
 
 Adam W. Wygant, Recorder
517-796-4661

Calendar for the month of October 2010:

Wednesday, October 13th
Stated Convocation, 7:30 p.m.

MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED THIS MONTH

 Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T. 

 KT9
 
Knights Templer 
 
Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T.
 
James H. Blauvelt, Emminent Commander
517-676-5766
 
 Michael E. Hicks, Recorder
517-787-8438
 
Calendar for the month of October 2010:  

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

 
 
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
MEETING WILL BE HELD AT

MASON LODGE #70


 Monday, October 25th
Practice Order of the Temple, 7:00 p.m. 
MEETING WILL BE HELD AT
MASON LODGE #70


 Monday, November 1st
Inspection Order of the Temple, 3:00 p.m., 
Dinner 6:3p.m.
MEETING WILL BE HELD AT
TECUMSEH LODGE #69

 Jackson York Rite College No. 3

York Rite College 
 
Jackson York Rite College No. 3
 
Robert C. Cunningham, Governor
517-231-3735
 
 Timothy C. Forche, Secretary
517-676-5157
 
Calendar for 2010:
     
Friday, October 1st - Order of York, 7:00 p.m.
MEETING CANCELED
 
Friday, December 17th - Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
 
 (Dates are subject to change)

Fern Leaf Chapter No. 66

OES 
 
Fern Leaf Chapter No. 66, O.E.S.
 
Brenda Beiswanger, Worthy Matron
 
Sheryl James, Secretary
 
Calendar for the month of October 2010:
    
Tuesday, October 5th - Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
MEETING WILL BE HELD AT
PARMA LODGE #183

   
Tuesday, October 19th - Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
MEETING WILL BE HELD AT
PARMA LODGE #183

Jackson Assembly No. 7, I.O.R.G. 

RG 
 
Jackson Assembly No. 7, I.O.R.G.
 
Jennifer Culbert, Mother Advisor 
 517-764-1566
 
Calendar for the month of October 2010:
    
Tuesday, October 12th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
MEETING CANCELED
  
Tuesday, October 26th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
MEETING CANCELED

Jackson High Twelve Club No. 16 

High12 
 
 
 
Jackson High Twelve Club No. 16
 
Roger A. Farmer, President 
 517-531-4278
 
 Darrell G. Kesterson, Secretary
517-563-2902
 
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 
 517-787-8438 
 
 
[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
 

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Cost is $2.00 per set of emblems
  
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Temple Board Contact Information

 Temple Board Meetings will be held on: 
 
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
 
Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
 
 Thursday, December 16, 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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Call or email
Stephen D.  Vining, P.M.
 viningsd@comcast.net
phone 517-914-8400
or
George M. Otis, P.M.
gmotis@sbcglobal.net
phone 517-262-9862
Thank you!

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Needed
We are still in need of donations for the banquet tables.
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

                                 Your Help Is Needed and Appreciated. Thank you.