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Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Trestleboard

  Volume No. 10               December 2010                    Issue No. 12

George M. Otis P.M., Publisher

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Newsletter Calendar Correction
Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T.
Stated Conclave has be changed to
Monday, December 13th, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

MEETING WILL BE HELD AT
Mason Lodge No. 70

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Jackson Lodge No. 17, F. & A.M.
Greeting's From The East

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Michael E. Hicks
Worshipful Master
517-787-8438


Dear  ,

The holiday season has arrived and Christmas is not far off. This is the time of year we are reminded to give thanks to the Great Architect of the Universe and all of those that have made our lives better this past year.Have you made a life better for someone this year?I hope so. I am thankful for all of the Brothers that have helped keep our Lodge going this past year.You have helped start a food bank in Michigan Center and continue to support it by donating food items and time to keep it up and running.You have met hundreds of children through the Michigan Child Identification program and Kid's Fest.We had the past masters float in the Rose Parade with the officers and several past masters on it. Brothers had to drive to Detroit and get the float and then return it after the parade. We recently had a Master's Table gathering at the Ground Round restaurant that had a good showing of Brothers including a couple of new candidates for out lodge.Thanks to Brother Lyman Robertson for making the arrangements. Brothers like George Otis and Dale Brown show up to the Temple every Friday to clean. Brother Todd Rubert spends many hours showing renters the Temple and making sure all is right for them. Many Brothers have participated in memorials for our departed Brethren.These are just things around our lodge that happen. Many of you are also involved in our communities helping others. You should be very proud of what you do!


Congratulations to Brother Frank Lutze on being elected Worshipful Master. We are looking forward to a great year. I know Brother Frank has a busy year planned.  Congratulations to Worshipful Brother George Otis on being elected "Mason of the Year" for Jackson 17. Brother George is very deserving of the award as he has put in an amazing number of hours in the Temple this year.When you see Brother George congratulate him and thank him for all he does.We have other Brothers who also deserve congratulations. Brother Adam Wygant was awarded the "Grand Commander's Service Award" by Jackson Commandery No. 9 and the Right Eminent Grand Commander Loren Winn at the dinner which followed inspection this year.Also congratulations to Worshipful Brother Steve Vining on being the newest member of Jackson York Rite College No 3. Brother Steve is also our Regional Grand Lecturer. We have many Brothers that make us who we are and I thank them all.


We hope to be back in our building by the first of the year. As you may know a new heating and cooling system is being installed. Our building has been cleaned from one end to the other and will be like a new building when we return. We are grateful to our fellow lodges that have helped us out in this time of need. We have groups meeting in Napoleon, Parma, Mason, and Tecumseh while our building is being worked on.This endeavor is costing a lot of money and we sure could use your help with a donation of some type. We will be a stronger lodge when this is over. Best wishes to all of you and Merry Christmas. Spend time with family and friends.   

2011 Line of Officer's Elect


      • Frank W. Lutze, Worshipful Master
      • Lyman S. Robertson Jr, Senior Warden
      • Adam W. Wygant, Junior Warden
      • Dale D. Brown PM, Treasurer
      • Stephen D. Vining PM, Secretary
      • George M. Otis PM, Chaplain
      • Richard G. Shea PM, Senior Deacon
      • David G. Shea PM, Junior Deacon
      • Eric J. Cole, Senior Steward
      • Andrew S. Marlow, Junior Steward
      • R. Todd Rubert PM, Marshal
      • Thomas E. Royce PM, Tiler
      • George M. Otis PM, Publisher
      • Stephen D. Vining PM, Webmaster
         

                              

 

SPECIAL MONETARY APPEAL

 

To all the members of:

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

Fern Leaf Chapter No. 66, O.E.S.

 

We are in the midst of a massive project of the Temple in Michigan Center. We are having to:

  • Clean the entire Temple and replace the furnaces. Install NEW rooftop heating and air conditioning units with new air ducts.
  • Throw away a lot of items that are of little use to us anymore.
  •  New Hanging Sign out front and in the very near future a new Masonic/York Rite/Eastern Star lighted sign on the building.


We will end up with a more efficient and cleaner Temple that we all can be proud of.

 

COSTLY - YES BUT NECESSARY

 

To the tune of approximately $80,000.00

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

 

PLEASE, contribute as liberally as you can
without material injury to yourself or family!


Thank you for your support!

Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Temple Association

Make your checks out to:

 

Jackson-Coolidge M.T.A.

355 Napoleon Rd.

Michigan Center, Michigan 49254-1264


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 December 2010:
  

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 - Lodge DARK


Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Installation Practice

Coffee and Donuts - 8:00 a.m.

Practice - 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

AT NAPOLEON LODGE #301


Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Regular/Annual Communication, 7:30 p.m.
MEETING WILL BE HELD AT NAPOLEON LODGE #301

Saturday, December 11th, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
163rd Annual Installation of 2011 Officer's Elect
Frank W. Lutze, Worshipful Master - Elect
INSTALLATION WILL BE AT NAPOLEON LODGE #301
 
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Annual Installation Napoleon Lodge No. 301
Robert C. Vanderkarr, Worshipful Master - Elect
INSTALLATION WILL BE AT NAPOLEON LODGE #301

Thursday, December 16th, 2010 - Lodge DARK
Jackson/Coolidge MTA Mtg. 6:00 p.m.
MEETING WILL BE HELD AT CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 - Lodge DARK
MERRY CHRISTMAS

Thursday, December 30th, 2010 - Lodge DARK
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011


Thursday, January 6th, 2011 - Lodge DARK

Officer's Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Location to be announced.



 Jackson Chapter No. 3, R.A.M. 

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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 December 2010:

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

MEETING WILL BE HELD AT
NAPOLEON LODGE #301 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 December 2010:


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

MEETING WILL BE HELD AT
NAPOLEON LODGE #301 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 December 2010:  

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


Monday, December 6th
Commandery will be DARK this week.

Monday, December 13th
 Stated Conclave, 7:30 p.m.
MEETING WILL BE HELD AT
MASON LODGE #70
(Changed from December 20th)

Monday, December 20th
Commandery will be DARK this week.

Monday, December 27th
Commandery will be DARK this week.

 Jackson York Rite College No. 3

York Rite College
YRC

Jackson York Rite College No. 3

Robert C. Cunningham, Governor
517-231-3735

 Timothy C. Forche, Secretary
517-676-5157

Calendar for 2010:
    
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.
 

Gail Kirk, Worthy Matron
517-782-4427


Ellen Yoakam, Secretary
517-536-0643
 
 

Calendar for the month of December 2010:
    
 
Tuesday, December 7th - Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
School of Instruction
MEETING WILL BE HELD AT
PARMA LODGE #183

Tuesday, December 21st - Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Meeting to be announced later
MEETING WILL BE HELD AT
PARMA LODGE #183

O.E.S. WILL BE DARK IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

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 December 2010:
    
Tuesday, December 14th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
MEETING CANCELED
  
Tuesday, December 28th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
MEETING CANCELED

Jackson High Twelve Club No. 16 

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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 

  No meeting information available.

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, December 16, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
(Annual Meeting)
 Thursday, February 24, 2011 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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Banquet

Table

Donations
 
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.