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  Volume No. 11                 February 2011                     Issue No. 2

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 Brethren,

     It is truly great to be home!  Our January Regular was held in the fully renovated Blue Room in the fully renovated Jackson Coolidge Masonic Temple.  Our return was everything we hoped it would be.   The new carpet in the Blue Room was a sight to behold and comfortable underfoot. The Banquet Hall tiles shine like a mirror.  Thanks to all of the Brothers who contributed their time to the monumental task of putting things back in place.  Worshipful Brother George Otis did a grand job of leading the team during this three month project.
     The Entered Apprentice degree team held a practice for the upcoming degree, and if the practice was any indication, the degrees will be well done and impressive to the seven candidates and brothers alike.
     The February Regular Communication will begin with a Chili and Soup dinner at 6:30 pm.  A special cake commemorating the anniversary of Brother George Washington's Birthday will be the dessert.
    
Brother George Washington was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason at age 21 and until his death 46 years later exemplified Masonic principles. "Such was Washington's character, that from almost the day he took his Masonic obligations until his death, he became the same man in private that he was in public. In Masonic terms, he remained "a just and upright Mason" and became a true Master Mason. Washington was, in Masonic terms, a living stone who became the cornerstone of American civilization. He remains the milestone others civilizations follow into liberty and equality. He is Freemasonry's perfect ashlar upon which countless Master Masons gauge their labors in their own Lodges and in their own communities."
    
Our Entered Apprentice degree schedule, along with our Regular Communication, provides the perfect opportunity for brothers who haven't seen the renovations to come and see for themselves.  Mark your calendars for 1, 2, 3, or 4 Thursdays in February.
     I am looking forward to greeting each of you in Lodge.


Fraternally,
 

Frank W. Lutze

Worshipful Master


I am Freemasonry
by Ray V. Denslow
 

I was born in antiquity, in the ancient days when men first dreamed of God.

I have been tried through the ages, and found true.

The crossroads of the world bear the imprint of my feet, and the cathedrals of all nations mark the skill of my hands.

I strive for beauty and for symmetry.

In my heart is wisdom and strength and courage for those who ask.

Upon my altars is the Book of Holy Writ, and my prayers are to the One Omnipotent God.

My sons work and pray together, without rank or discord, in the public mart and in the inner chamber.

By signs and symbols I teach the lessons of life and of death

and the relationship of man with God and of man with man.

My arms are widespread to receive those of lawful age and good report who seek me of their own free will.

I accept them and teach them to use my tools in the building of men, and thereafter, find direction in their own quest for perfection so much desired and so difficult to attain.

I lift up the fallen and shelter the sick.

I hark to the orphan's cry, the widow's tears, the pain of the old and destitute.

I am not church, nor party, nor school, yet my sons bear a full share of responsibility to God, to country, to neighbor and themselves.

They are freemen, tenacious of their liberties and alert to lurking danger.

At the end I commit them as each one undertakes the journey beyond the vale into the glory of everlasting life.

I ponder the sand within the glass and think how small is a single life in the eternal universe.

Always have I taught immortality, and even as I raise men from darkness into light, I am a way of life.


 

I am Freemasonry.

W.M. East
 

Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Center
Lodge Blue Room
 


Table of Contents
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. 

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Stephen D. Vining P.M., Secretary

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

Region No. 4 Grand Lecturer

Grand Lodge of Michigan

(517) 914-8400

 

Calendar

February & March 2011

 

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 

Entered Apprentice Degree, 7:00 p.m.

Two candidates this evening.

Officer's must wear tuxedo or dark suit


Thursday, February 10th, 2011

George Washington Dinner, 6:30 p.m.

(See information below.) 

Regular Communication, 7:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, February 17th, 2011 

Entered Apprentice Degree, 7:00 p.m.

Two candidates this evening.

Officer's must wear tuxedo or dark suit

 

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Temple Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, February 24th, 2011 

Entered Apprentice Degree, 7:00 p.m.

Three candidates this evening.

Officer's must wear tuxedo or dark suit

 

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

To be announced later.

 

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Dinner, 6:30 p.m.

Regular Communication, 7:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Lodge DARK

 

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Temple Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Fellowcraft Degree Practice, 7:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Fellowcraft Degree, 7:00 p.m.

Seven candidates this evening.

Officer's must wear tuxedo or dark suit


George Washington Dinner

(Prior to the stated meeting

 

GW 

 
Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

Soup or Chili with Salad, Cake and Ice Cream.

All for a $5.00 donation to the Stewards Fund

Contact Adam W. Wygant, Junior Warden

517-745-1699 or you can email him at

wetlandwaterfront@sbcglobal.net

Come and join us for Washington's Birthday!

2011 Line of Officer's
 

      • 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
         

 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 February 2011:

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Stated Convocation, 7:30 p.m.
 

(Will Open & Close In Council This Month)


Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Most Excellent Master Degree
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.

 
Chapter
| John F. Ohneck | Jason R. Kenworthy | Gary K. Klein | Kevin M. Davis |
Received Mark Master Degree & Past Master Degree
on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

 

 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 February 2011:
 
 
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Stated Convocation, 7:30 p.m.
 
(Will Open & Close In Council This Month)
 

 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 February 2011:  

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


 
Monday, February 7th, 2011
 
Commandery will be DARK this week.
 
Monday, February 14th, 2011
Commandery will be DARK this week.
 
Monday, February 21st, 2011
Stated Conclave, 7:30 p.m.
Potluck with Ladies, 6:30 p.m.

 
Monday, February 28th, 2011
To be announced later
 

 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

 

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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 February 2011:
   
Tuesday, February 1st - Meeting, Dark
 No meetings in January & February 2011
 
Tuesday, February 15th - 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. 

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Jackson Assembly No. 7, I.O.R.G.
 

Brandy Kuhl, Mother Advisor

Calendar for the month of February 2011:
    
Tuesday, February 8th - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
 

Tuesday, February 22nd - Rainbow Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
 

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 


                              

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

Masonic Sale Items 

 Masonic Tail Light Stick On Emblems
Cost is $3.00 per set of emblems 
Contact Brother George Otis P.M.
Phone: 517-262-9862
or email gmotis@sbcglobal.net 
 
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 Temple Board Contact Information
Temple Board Meetings will be held on: 
 Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. 
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 Jerry L. Bethel, President  

phone: 517-262-0147  

George M. Otis, Secretary
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.