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Volume No. 13                  February 2013                  Issue No. 2

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

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Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Center
Lodge Blue Room

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Jackson Lodge No. 17, F. & A.M.
Greeting's From The East
Adam W. Wygant
Worshipful Master
Greetings from the east.




This month we welcome two new brothers to the northeast corner. What a joy it is to see a man begin as masonic journey, and to see the brethren come together to put on excellent degree work.


Jackson Lodge No. 17 had excellent attendance at our annual school of instruction held in Brooklyn the last week of January. At this meeting we received excellent instruction in many areas of etiquette and protocol. The venue was splendid, Brooklyn Lodge has remodeled their lodge room and it is very wonderfully adorned.


Brothers if you have not visited your lodge in a while, please drop us a line and let us know how you're doing. If you need a ride to lodge you need only call to ask, we will look forward to meeting you on the level and seeing you again.


We have many candidates for masonry and the next few months will be busy.  As we initiate, pass and raise these new brothers, they need to see you on the sideline supporting them.


Fraternal regards,
Adam W. Wygant
Worshipful Master
Masonic Mentoring and Renewal Training Program in Michigan Center, Hosted by Jackson Lodge # 17!

The Masonic Mentoring and Renewal Training Program that will take place on February 7th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM will be held at the Michigan Center Masonic Temple.  


The training program will focus on the Mentoring Program, from the Manual to the Membership Development System, (MDS or Mentor Portal Program) and how the concepts of Masonic Mentoring can lead to a more fulfilling Masonic experience for our new members.  We also will learn about programs and products that will assist in membership retention and long term planning.


No meal will be served and the class is only 2 hours long.  It will be a great evening for you, and your lodge.  It is specifically designed for Lodge Mentors, Senior and Junior Wardens and others that are concerned about your membership and making sure they find what they're looking for.  There is no cost by reservations are required.  


Please don't miss it.


To register, CLICK HERE



Frank W. Lutze P.M. 

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Marshal's Message


George M. Otis P.M. 




Stephen D. Vining P.M., Secretary

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

Grand Lodge Region No. 4

Regional Grand Lecturer

Grand Lodge of Michigan

(517) 914-8400





Thursday, February 7th

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

Will host the Grand Lodge Masonic

Mentoring and Renewal Training Program

All lodges welcome to attend.

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


 Thursday, February 14th

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

Regular Communication, 7:30 p.m.

Lodge Dinner, 6:30 p.m.


Thursday, February 21st

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

Entered Apprentice Degree, 7:00 p.m.

Two Candidates


Thursday, February 28th 

Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Temple Association

Board of Trustee's Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting & Election of Officer's

District 46 School of Instruction by the Region #4 Regional Grand
Lecturer took place at the newly renovated Brooklyn Lodge No. 169
lodge room. Picture is of the recently installed mosaic pavement,
indented tessel and the blazing star under the altar.

Lodge Dinner




Menu To Be Announced


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 David G. Shea P.M., Junior Warden

at 517-315-5982

2013 Lodge Officer's

      • Worshipful Master - Adam W. Wygant
      • Senior Warden - Richard G. Shea P.M.
      • Junior Warden - David G. Shea P.M.
      • Treasurer - Dale D. Brown P.M.
      • Secretary - Stephen D. Vining P.M.
      • Chaplain - Frank W. Lutze P.M.
      • Senior Deacon - David R. Brown
      • Junior Deacon - Garry L. Gooldy Jr.
      • Senior Steward - Eric J. Cole
      • Senior Steward - Jeffrey R. Ohneck
      • Junior Steward - Robert S. Webb Jr.
      • Junior Steward - Andrew S. Marlow
      • Steward/Conductor - Eric F. Dwyer
      • Steward/Conductor - Martin A. Hemry
      • Steward/Conductor - James W. Spink
      • Marshal - George M. Otis P.M.
      • Musician - Tommy R. Amidon P.M.
      • Tiler - Lawrence C. Sanford Jr. P.M.
      • Education Officer - Lyman S. Robertson Jr. P.M.
      • Publisher - George M. Otis P.M.
      • Webmaster - Stephen D. Vining P.M. 




None to report this past month.


Masonic Degree  Schedule

Entered Apprentice Degree
Thursday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m.

Fellowcraft Degree

( None Scheduled )


Master Mason Degree


 ( None Scheduled )

 Jackson Chapter No. 3, R.A.M. 



Jackson Chapter No. 3
Royal Arch Mason's

Adam W. Wygant, E.H.P.

 Ronald L. Spees, Secretary
Calendar for February 2013
Wednesday, February 13th
Jackson Chapter No. 3, R.A.M.


Stated Convocation, 7:30 p.m.
| Will Open & Close In Chapter This Month |




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

 Jackson Council No. 32, R. & S.M.  


Jackson Council No. 32
Royal and Select Master's
Adam W. Wygant, T.I.M.

Adam W. Wygant, Recorder
Calendar for February 2013
Wednesday, February 13th
Jackson Council No. 32, R. & S.M.
Stated Convocation, 7:30 p.m.
Council School of Instruction
 A School of Instruction was given by
Companion Wes Tapp at the January meeting.
Pictured is Companion Tapp and
Thrice Illustrious Master Adam Wygant
| Will Open & Close In Chapter This Month |




Thrice Illustrious Master - Adam W. Wygant, TIM

Deputy Master - Stephen D. Vining

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

Treasurer - Thomas E. Royce, PTIM

Recorder - Adam W. Wygant
Captain of the Guard - George M. Otis
Conductor of Council - Michael E. Hicks, PTIM
Steward - Michael J. Conn, PTIM
Sentinel - Ronald L. Spees, PTIM
Chaplain Dale D. Brown, PTIM

Marshall - Vacant

 Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T. 


Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T.


Lloyd C. Darling PC, Eminent Commander



 Michael E. Hicks, Recorder


Calendar for February 2013


Monday, February 4th

Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T.

| No Meeting Scheduled |


Monday, February 11th

Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T.

Drill Corp, 7:00 p.m.


Monday, February 18th

Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T.

Stated Conclave, 7:30 p.m.

Potluck with Ladies, 6:30 p.m.


Monday, February 25th

Jackson Commandery No. 9, K.T.

| To Be Announced |




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, P.G.C., P.C.

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

 Jackson York Rite College No. 3

York Rite College

Jackson York Rite College No. 3, Y.R.S.C.N.A. 
 William B. Kesterson, Governor

 Timothy C. Forche, Secretary

Calendar for 2013

 Next Meeting Date


Friday, March 15th, 2013

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
 Calendar for 2013
Friday, January 18th, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 15th, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 17th, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 20th, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.

Fern Leaf Chapter No. 66



Fern Leaf Chapter No. 66, O.E.S.     

Gail Kirk, Worthy Matron

Ellen Yoakam, Secretary


Calendar for the month of
February 2013
Tuesday, February 5th
No Meeting, Dark in February
Tuesday, February 19th
No Meeting, Dark in February



Jackson Assembly No. 7, I.O.R.G. 

Jackson Assembly No. 7, I.O.R.G.  

Renee Brock, Mother Advisor

Calendar for the month of
February 2013

Tuesday, February 12th

Stated Meeting, 7:00 p.m.


Tuesday, February 26th

Meeting, 7:00 p.m.


To All Of The Masonic Bodies That Use 
The Jackson-Coolidge Masonic Center


I have been looking into getting rid of the chairs in the Blue Room as they are very uncomfortable to sit in and many have complained about them.


We would like to replace them with used Church Pews. I have found some that are in Zeeland, Michigan and being sold by a company that deals in used church furniture. The cost of the pews (padded in a light blue fabric), which is fitting in with the Blue Room theme. The cost is $275.00 for each 18 ft. pew. It would be great if the Brothers and Sisters that can afford it provide a pew. At this time we (The Temple Board) cannot afford to purchase them.


Several of the bodies have donated funds towards the purchase as well as some individuals who have purchased a single pew. If purchased by a member we will put an engraved plate on the pew with the name and or in dedication to a past member, etc.


Please contact the Building Manager, George M. Otis at 517-262-9862 or email me at gmotis@sbcglobal.net.


Thank you for all that you have done for us in the past

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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Tail Light

Masonic Emblem available in Silver only.

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


Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. 
Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. 
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 Frank W. Lutze, President 

phone: 517-212-1857


George M. Otis, Secretary
phone: 517-262-9862
Weekly Euchre Club
Every Monday evening at 7:00 p.m.


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


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.



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




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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