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Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Trestleboard

  Volume No. 11                 January 2011                     Issue No. 1

George M. Otis P.M., Publisher

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

WM 17
Frank W. Lutze
Worshipful Master
517-563-8338


Dear  ,

Greetings,


Happy New Years to you and your families. 


The 2011 installation of officers on December 11 at Napoleon Lodge #301 was well attended by brethren, family and friends.  I believe that we have a great line, with a strong combination of experience and enthusiasm, to carry us forward in the coming year.  Thanks to the brethren of Napoleon Lodge for opening their Lodge to us while our lodge is undergoing renovation.


I am deeply honored to have been nominated, elected and installed Worshipful Master.  Jackson Lodge #17 has a long and rich history.  The depth of this history is witnessed by the fact that I have the privilege of being the 163rd Master of our lodge.  We live in a "here today, gone tomorrow" society so it is comforting to be a part of this rich and enduring history.


Worshipful Brother George Otis has been a driving force in coordinating the renovation of our temple.  The new heat and air conditioning systems are operational and the carpet has been ordered.  There is a good chance that our January Regular Communication will be held at the Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Temple.   


Thanks to our Junior Past Master, Michael Hicks, for his contribution to the Craft during 2010.


The New Year promises to be a busy one with six candidates ready for initiation and another petition that has been read.   What better time to attend a Regular, congratulate the new officers, renew friendships or polish your ritual work by helping with a degree.


I am looking forward to greeting all of you in Lodge at the January Regular.


 

Fraternally,


Frank W. Lutze

Worshipful Master



TEN MASTER MASONS


Ten Master Masons, happy, doing fine;
One listened to a rumor, then there were nine.

Nine Master Masons, faithful, never late;
One didn't like the "Master," then there were eight.

Eight Master Masons, on their way to heaven;
One joined too many clubs, then there were seven.

Seven Master Masons, life dealt some hard licks;
One grew discouraged, then there were six.

Six Master Masons, all very much alive;
One lost his interest, then there were five.

Five Master Masons, wishing there were more;
Got into a great dispute, then there were four.

Four Master Masons, busy as could be;
One didn't like the programs, then there were three.

Three Master Masons, was one of them you?
One grew tired of all the work, then there were two.

Two Master Masons with so much to be done;
One said "What's the use," then there was one.

One Master Mason, found a brother -- true!
Brought him to the Lodge, then there were two.

Two Master Masons didn't find work a bore;
Each brought another, then there were four.

Four Master Masons saved their Lodges fate;
By showing others kindness, then there were eight.

Eight Master Masons, loving their Lodges bright sheen;
Talked so much about it, they soon counted sixteen.

Sixteen Master Masons, to their obligations true;
Were pleased when their number went to thirty-two.

So we can't put our troubles at the Lodges door;
It's our fault for harming the Lodge we adore.

Don't fuss about the programs or the "Master" in the East;
Keep your obligation by serving even the very least.

By Bro. George Chavez (Lodge unknown)

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


Brothers of Jackson Lodge No. 17, F. & A.M.

Companions of Jackson Chapter No. 3, R.A.M.

Companions of Jackson Council No. 32, R. & S.M.

Sir Knights of Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T.

Companion Sir Knights of Jackson York Rite College No. 3

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

 

We have just completed a massive project at our Masonic Center in Michigan Center. We had to do the following:

  • Clean the entire building 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 now have a more efficient building that we all can be proud of.
 
COSTLY - YES BUT NECESSARY
 
$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 months of January, February & March 2011:
(Dates of the degrees are subject to change.)
  

Thursday, January 6th, 2011 - Lodge DARK
Officer Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

(Michigan Center Temple)


Thursday, January 13th, 2011
Regular Communication, 7:30 p.m.

(Location TBA in weekly event schedule) 


Thursday, January 20th, 2011
E.A. Degree Practice, 7:00 p.m.

(Location TBA in weekly event schedule) 


Thursday, January 27th, 2011 - Lodge DARK
Jackson/Coolidge Annual MTA Mtg. 6:00 p.m.

(Michigan Center Temple)


Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
Entered Apprentice Degree, 7:00 p.m.
Officer's must wear tuxedo's or dark suit.
(Michigan Center Temple)

Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Regular Communication, 7:30 p.m.

(Michigan Center Temple)


 

Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Entered Apprentice Degree, 7:00 p.m.
Officer's must wear tuxedo's or dark suit.
(Michigan Center Temple)


 

Thursday, February 24th, 2011 - Lodge DARK

 Jackson/Coolidge MTA Mtg. 6:00 p.m.

(Michigan Center Temple)


Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
F.C. Degree Practice, 7:00 p.m.

(Michigan Center Temple)


 

Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Regular Communication, 7:30 p.m.

(Michigan Center Temple)


Thursday, March 17th, 2011
Fellowcraft Degree, 7:00 p.m.
Officer's must wear tuxedo's or dark suit.
(Michigan Center Temple)


Thursday, March 24th, 2011 - Lodge DARK

Jackson/Coolidge MTA Mtg. 6:00 p.m.

(Michigan Center Temple)


 

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
M.M. Degree Practice, 7:00 p.m.

(Michigan Center Temple)


 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 January 2011:

Wednesday, January 12th
Stated Convocation, 7:30 p.m.
(Location TBA in weekly event schedule)

Tuesday, January 25th
Mark Master & Past Master Degrees
will be conferred by Ingham Chapter No. 51
at the Mason Masonic Center at 7:00 p.m.
on four candidates of Jackson Chapter No. 3
Please try to make it to show your support.

 Jackson Council No. 32, R. & S.M. 

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Jackson Council No. 32, R. & S.M.
 
Ronald L. Spees, T.I.M.
517-780-9387

 Adam W. Wygant, Recorder
517-796-4661

Calendar for the month of January 2011:


Wednesday, January 12th
Stated Convocation, 7:30 p.m.
(Location TBA in weekly event schedule)

 Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T. 

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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 January 2011:  

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


Monday, January 3rd
Commandery will be DARK this week.

Monday, January 10th
Commandery will be DARK this week.

Monday, January 17th
 Stated Conclave, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mason Masonic Center

at Mason, Michigan

  

 
Monday, January 24th
Commandery will be DARK this week.


Monday, January 31st
Commandery will be DARK this week.

 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 2011:
    
Friday, March 18th - 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 January 2011:
    
 
Tuesday, January 4th - Meeting, Dark
 No meetings in January & February 2011

Tuesday, January 18th - Meeting, Dark
No meetings in January & February 2011

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 January 2011:
    
Tuesday, January 11th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

(No meeting will take place this week)


Tuesday, January 25th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

(No meeting will take place this week)


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 2011:

 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.

Chart of York Rite Masonic Degrees

York Rite
 

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, January 27, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
(Annual Meeting)
 Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 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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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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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.