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Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Trestleboard

  Volume No. 12               July 2012                    Issue No. 7

George M. Otis P.M., Publisher
Stephen D. Vining P.M., Webmaster

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

Lyman S. Robertson Jr.
Worshipful Master
517-499-3330
Greetings! 

MASONIC SHORT TALKS 

 

Frank W. Lutze P.M. 

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Chaplain's Corner

 

George M. Otis P.M. 

 

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Freemasonry has many facets which have attracted men of good will of every race, religion, political view, and social position into its ranks throughout the world for many years. Every member has his own individual reason for joining the Craft, but generally its chief appeal is the charitable work it does, the philosophy of life taught by the Craft with its visible exhibition by Freemasons in their exemplary conduct in the everyday world. All these items are important, but to the nonmember who has given this matter any thought whatsoever it soon becomes apparent that the greatest asset in Freemasonry is the spirit of friendship that exists between Freemasons in their relationship with one another and their attitude of thoughtfulness for the welfare of others. For example, many years ago the words "Mason" and "friendship" were often used synonymously.
 
Masonic lodges have a sweet smell about them. Brotherhood is in the air and the principle of equality finds a perfectly welcome spot at the altar of obligation and prayer. Those sanctuaries are no different than any other meeting place, as far as furnishings go. But, the people are different. In a Masonic lodge one man regards another person whom he has just met for the first time as a long-lost friend. The Masons who gather there were not born to be different from other men. Each has his own cross to bear; each has enough sin in his past to condemn him. Yet, there is something special about the purpose-driven lives noticeable in the people who comprise the congregation. Harmony is worked at; kindnesses are freely given; smiles are easily flashed; and, men care not whether you reside in high society, or mingle daily with the middle class that makes up your neighborhood.

  

 

  

None to report this month.

 

 


Masonic Degree  Schedule



Entered Apprentice Degree

 

( None in July )
 


Fellowcraft Degree

 

( None in July )

 

  
Master Mason Degree

 

Thursday, July 26th at 7:00 p.m.
 (Special Communication)

W.M. East
 

Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Center
Lodge Blue Room
 





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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

 

 

 

2012

  

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

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

Lodge is Dark

    

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

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

Lodge is Dark

  

 Thursday, July 19th, 2012 

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

Lodge is Dark  

  

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Temple Association

Board of Trustee's Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
 
Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Jackson Lodge No. 17, F. & A.M. 
Special Communication
Master Mason Degree, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Jackson Lodge No.17, F, & A.M.
Officer's Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
 
Lodge will be Dark during July and August

 


Lodge Dinner

 

 

   

No Meals Scheduled

In July & August

 

Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. prior to the Regular Communication.

Come to lodge and enjoy the fellowship, dinner and meeting.

 

All for a $5.00 donation to the Stewards Fund.

Contact Richard G. Shea P.M., Junior Warden

517-414-2757 or you can email him at

rckshea2003@yahoo.com

 

 

2012 Line of Officer's 

      • Lyman S. Robertson Jr, Worshipful Master
      • Adam W. Wygant, Senior Warden
      • Richard G. Shea PM, Junior Warden
      • Dale D. Brown PM, Treasurer
      • Stephen D. Vining PM, Secretary
      • George M. Otis PM, Chaplain
      • David G. Shea PM, Senior Deacon
      • David R. Brown, Junior Deacon
      • Eric J. Cole, Steward
      • Andrew S. Marlow, Steward
      • Jeffrey R. Ohneck, Steward
      • Robert S. Webb Jr, Steward
      • Garry L. Gooldy Jr, Conductor
      • Frank W. Lutze PM, Marshal
      • Lawrence C. Sanford PM, Tiler
      • Tommy R. Amidon PM, Musician 
      • 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
Royal Arch Mason's


Adam W. Wygant, E.H.P.
517-745-1699


 Ronald L. Spees, Secretary
517-780-9387

  

RAM 

  

High Priest - Adam W. Wygant

King - Dale D. Brown PHP

Scribe - Marcus U. Blue, Jr

Treasurer - Dale D. Brown PHP

Secretary - Ronald L. Spees PHP

Captain of the Host - Stephen D. Vining

Principle Sojourner - Thomas E. Royce PHP

Royal Arch Captain - Michael E. Hicks PHP

Master of the 3rd Veil - Frank W. Lutze

Master of the 2nd Veil - David R. Brown

Master of the 1st Veil - Robert S. Webb

Sentinel - George M. Otis

 

 

Chapter will be Dark

in July and August

 

 

 

 Jackson Council No. 32, R. & S.M.  

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 HP

Jackson Council No. 32
Royal and Select Master's
 
Michael E. Hicks, T.I.M.
517-787-8438

Adam W. Wygant, Recorder
517-745-1699   

RSM 

 

Thrice Illustrious Master - Michael E. Hicks

Deputy Master - Dale D. Brown, PTIM

Pr. Conductor of the Work - Marcus U. Blue, Jr., PTIM 

Treasurer - Thomas E. Royce, PTIM

Recorder - Adam W. Wygant
Captain of the Guard - Stephen D. Vining
Conductor of Council - Ronald L. Spees, PTIM
Steward - Vacant
Sentinel - George M. Otis
Chaplain - Thomas E. Royce
, PTIM
Marshall - Vacant

 

Council will be Dark

in July and August

 

 Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T. 



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Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T.

 

Lloyd C. Darling PC, Eminent Commander

517-795-3694

  

 Michael E. Hicks, Recorder
517-787-8438

 

 

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Commander - SK Lloyd A. Darling,KTCH, P.C.

Generalisimo - SK James H. Blauvelt, KTCH, P.C.
Captain General - SK Adam W. Wygant, P.C.
Sr. Warden - SK Paul M. Tarr Jr., P.C.
Jr. Warden - SK Ronald L. Spees
Prelate - SK Tommy R. Amidon, KTCH, P.G.C.
Treasurer - SK Harry E. Green, P.C.
Recorder - SK Michael E. Hicks
Standard Bearer - SK Richard E. Ward, P.C.
Sword Bearer - SK Stephen D. Vining
Warder - SK Kenneth D. Chandler, P.C.
Sentinel - SK Lewis M. Woodard, P.C.
1 Guard - SK Kenneth L. Sheffer, P.C.
2 Guard - SK David R. Brown

3 Guard - SK Marcus U. Blue, P.C.
1 Hermit - SK Thomas E. Royce
2 Hermit - SK Lloyd A. Darling,KTCH, P.C.
3 Hermit - SK Theodore E. Welch, P.C.

Director of Orders - SK Cortland C. Rule, G.D.C., P.C.

Director of Orders - SK Richard E. Ward, P.C.

 

 

 Commandery will be Dark

in July and August 

 

 Jackson York Rite College No. 3

York Rite College

 
Jackson York Rite College No. 3, Y.R.S.C.

William B. Kesterson, Governor
517-262-6506

 Timothy C. Forche, Secretary
517-676-5157

Calendar for 2012 

 Next Meeting Date

 

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Stated Assembly 7:30 p.m.

Please wear tuxedo.

 


2012-2013 Officers

   

William B. Kesterson - Governor
Michael E. Hicks - Deputy Governor
Stephen D. Vining - Chancellor
Theodore R. Welch - Treasurer
Timothy C. Forche - Secretary
Thomas E. Royce - Primate
William L. Leonard - Preceptor
Lloyd A. Darling - Seneschal
Paul M. Tarr, Jr. - Marshall
Barry L. Chapman - Sentinel

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
July 2012
    
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Stated Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
 
 

Jackson Assembly No. 7, I.O.R.G. 

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Jackson Assembly No. 7, I.O.R.G.  

Brandy Kuhl, Mother Advisor
517-522-4349

Calendar for the month of
July 2012
 

Tuesday, July 10th

Stated Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

  

Tuesday, July 24th

Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, July 31st

Annual Installation of

2012-2013 Officer's, 7:00 p.m.

 

Chart of York Rite Masonic Degrees

York Rite
 

Contact Masonic Bodies 

Masonic Sale Items 

 Masonic Tail Light Stick On Emblems
Cost is $3.00 per set of Masonic emblems,
$5.00 per set of silver Past Master emblems and
$6.00 per set of gold Past Master emblems.
 
Contact Brother George Otis P.M.
Phone: 517-262-9862
or email gmotis@sbcglobal.net    
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Masonic Emblem available in Silver only.

Past Master Emblem available in Silver or Gold 
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 Temple Board Contact Information
Temple Board Meetings will be held on: 

   

Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
 
Thursday, September 27, 2012 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

Weekly Euchre Club
Every Monday evening at 7:00 p.m.

euchre

The Euchre Club at the Masonic Center is looking for substitutes for the current card season. If you are interested in filling in just show up on any Monday night and play cards.
 
The Euchre Club is also looking for card players to form teams for next years Euchre Club. If you are interested you can contact Jason Chalfant at 517-764-4608 or email him at jhchalfant@att.net for more info.   
Masonic Center Fund Raising 
Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Temple Association

fundraiser

The Temple Board would like any input you might have on ideas for fund raising events. If you have any ideas or would like to help we ask that you contact either Jerry Bethel at 517-262-0147 or George Otis at 517-262-9862.
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SPECIAL MONETARY APPEAL

 

To All The Brethren of Jackson Lodge 17 and Masonic Bodies.

 

WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP!!!

 

Again we find ourselves asking for assistance in paying off the loan that we owe to Jackson Lodge 17.

 

The loan was made to help pay off what the Temple Board used to

cover the cost of the Massive Clean-up that was done way back in January, 2011.

 

While we did get some money from the bodies and individuals, it was only $7,400.00 and we still owe more than $72,600.00

 

 

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

 

Thank you!

 

Make your checks out to:

Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Temple Association

355 Napoleon Road

Michigan Center, Michigan 49254-1264

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