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Ann Arbor Masonic News Ann Arbor Masonic News (USPS 595-570) 4551 N. Maple Rd. Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105-9614


Serving the Masonic Fraternity of Washtenaw County USPS 595-570 May 2009 SHOW ME By Brother Edgar A. Guest

I would rather see a Mason, than hear one any day, I would rather one would walk with me than merely show the way. The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, Fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear. And the best of all the Masons are the men who live their creeds, For to see the good in action is what everybody needs. I can soon learn how to do it if you'll let me see it done, I can watch your hands in action, but your tongue too fast may run. And the lectures you deliver may be wise and true, But I'd rather get my lesson by observing what you do. For I may misunderstand you and the high advice you give, But there's no misunderstanding how you act and how you live ____________________________________________


Harry Truman, from Missouri, was a different kind of President. He probably made as many important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 42 Presidents. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House. Historians have written the only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence, Missouri. On top of that, his wife inherited the house from her Mother. When he retired from office in 1952, his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance' and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year. After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There were no Secret Service agents following them. When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, 'You don't want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it's not for sale.' Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, 'I don't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise.'

One Hundred Eighty-Third ANNUAL COMMUNICATION The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Michigan Grand Rapids, Michigan JUNE 2 – 3, 2009 Plan to attend at the Amway Grand Plaza

Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale. Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, 'My choices early in life were either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!" The late Harry Truman, Past Grand Master of Missouri Masons.




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THOMAS D. HYATT Worshipful Master


LYNN M. HELDT, PM Worshipful Master

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The Master’s Letter Dear Brothers: On behalf of our Jr. PM Bro. Chuck Webster and Worshipful Master Tommy Hyatt we asking for your Help. After many hours and dedication to this program Bro Webster has got this cleared to be probably one of the largest MiChip Programs in Saline 133’s history. Please note the schedule below. We need your help. Bring your lady to assist. The schedule for the Child Identification Program to be held in the cafeteria of Houghton Elementary School, 555 Mills Road, j.kSaline is as follows: Wednesday, April 29 – Training: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Thursday, April 30 – Event: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday, May 1 - Event 10:00 am 7:00 pm Saturday, May 2 - Event 9:00 am 1:00 pm If you have any questions, please contact Charles Webster, P.M. at 734-944-6618. Best Regards Bill Holifield Secretary, Saline 133 From the Worshipful Master: Looking forward to seeing each of you at our following activities: May 5 – Regular communication May 15 – FC Degree, several candidates so we are hoping for a large sidelines so that we can rightfully impress the candidates with our love and warmth. May 19 – Past Master’s and Widows Night – Dinner at 6:30. Program and presentations to follow. Please note that we are fortunate in that we have several petitions that are out for investigation and hoping to receive several more in to be acted upon. Stay well! Tom Hyatt

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The Master’s Letter Greeting Brothers and Friends: Hopefully warm weather is on the way to stay. Tired of all this crappy weather. The Pretzel Sale is finished and another fine job done by Brother Greg Stewart and his crew. When you see Greg give him a big pat on the back because that is the hardest project we have to coordinate. We have an EA Degree scheduled for the 27th of April, Would like to see the sidelines full. Makes it impressive for the new Brother to start out. We have 2 more petitions under investigation, so get ready, we have a lot of degree work coming up. We want to get all 3 candidates through before we go dark. We are coming into a busy portion of our year, June and July are busy months for us. So be expecting phone calls to help out with: The Shriners Dinner at the Fair Parade - July 7th and that is headed up by JW Pat Conklin. The Fair Watch, July 6th-11th is headed up by SD Cliff Tracy. T he Texas-hold-em, we have 3 coming up, June 4th-7th, July 8th-11th & Aug 6th9th headed up by Sec. Guy Gilbert, and our yearly Raffle draw on July 11th that is headed up by SW Guy Cole, tickets will be available just as soon as we get them, which should be very soon. These are where we make our money to keep our dues down. When these are successful it helps our Lodge finances immensely. Yes we know some of these dates are overlapping, That is why we need A LOT of help. Contact Guy Gilbert at 734-2553747 or for times and phone numbers for the rest of these chairmen. BROTHERS WE NEED YOUR HELP. Even if you have not been able to attend Lodge, try to find some time to help these Brothers have successful projects. None of them are hard work and we have a fun time doing them. If anybody has moved or changed phone numbers recently please contact Secretary Guy Gilbert with your new information. Also we are trying to put together an Continued page 5 column 2 DAVID A. REDDING……………. Secretary 913 Moore Dr., Chelsea 48118 (734) 562-2090 Cell: 517 403-9871 WEB: 2nd MONDAY OF THE MONTH, 7:30 PM, Lodge phone (734) 475-8920

Greetings Brothers: We have another petition that was read and the investigation committee will be reporting back soon. The State of Michigan has provided us with a number for a gaming license and Brother Richard has set up a tentative date for charity poker week end. The dates are July 16, 17 18 & 19 and we could use some help during the 4 evenings that we have it. Richard has a sign up list and is split up into 2 shifts. This is a good money maker as all of the Lodges that could use a little extra money to help with the winter bills. Call me for more information if you would like to help. Brothers, please SEND YOUR DUES, if you have not done so already. We would like to have this completed by the end of April 2009. If anyone needs petitions please call, I will be glade to help. We need to reach out to those qualified men to join our fraternity. We are trying to grow our email list, so you brothers that have an email address drop us an email to The Secretary ( Also keep us up dated if you change your phone number or get a cell phone. Some of you brothers are dropping your land line and only have cell phones now. Please make sure that you can get us the information to keep you informed. We are always updating the roster for you brothers to use. Also, if you have an email address and would like to receive the Masonic news via email instead of snail mail let me know and I will add you to the list. This also saves on postage costs and the on-line Masonic News is sometimes in color. If you have any suggestions or comments please contact me I would love to hear from you. Our next Regular Communication will be May 11, 2009 at 7:30pm, Brothers please attend if you are able, and we need your support and would like to see your smiling faces.

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ROBERT MURPHY, PM ……..………Secretary P.O. Box 1014, Novi, MI 48376 (248) 348-9298 WEB: 1st THURSDAY OF THE MONTH, 7:00pm

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Master’s Letter Greetings, Brethren and Friends, Please mark your calendar for our Master Mason Degree conferral on Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 PM. We will practice for the MM Degree the previous Thursday, May 14, also at 7:00 PM. On Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 PM, all Golden Rule members are invited to meet for dinner at the Classic Cup Café, located at 4389 Jackson Rd, between Wagner and Zeeb Rds. The cost to members for a complete dinner including refreshments and dessert will be ten dollars. This occasion will allow us to enjoy fellowship and discuss Masonry and lodge matters in an informal setting. The lodge will hold several more such dinners throughout the remainder of the year, so stay tuned for additional dates. Golden Rule Lodge will sponsor charity gaming events in June to raise funds for the lodge. These will take place the evenings of June 4-7 and June 16-19 at the Shark Club in Howell. We will need to staff these events with two volunteers on each of the eight evenings. Please contact me at 734-320-2677 if you have any questions or if you might be interested in helping the lodge participate in this substantial fundraising opportunity. Fraternal regards, Bill Krebaum, W.M. May 7 - Regular Communication 7 PM May 14 - MM Degree Practice 7 PM May 21- MM Degree 7 PM

STEVE COBURN, PM ….…………..…..Secretary 10247 Crane Road, Milan 48160 734 231-7127 1st WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH Special Communications, 3 rd Wednesday 7:30 pm, Lodge Phone (734) 439-1020 _______________________________________


Masonry continues to prosper in Ann Arbor. In March, we passed eight brothers to the degree of Fellowcraft and in April we will raise three to the degree of Master Mason (4/22/09, 6:20pm, Hathaway's Hideaway). We will also be holding a bi-lodge Table Lodge on Wednesday, April 29th at the Ann Arbor Masonic Temple. All Masons (of any degree) are welcome to attend. The Table Lodge is an extremely enjoyable event that usually only happens once per year. Please check the trestle board at for more details and RSVP information. In addition to our degree work, there will be increased focus this year on maintaining a balance of our Masonic activities, including fellowship and charity. If you would like to help plan a charity event, please contact me or Bob Hospadaruk. I would like to congratulate Senior Warden Bob Blackburn for writing a fine article about Masonry in Ann Arbor, which was published in the April edition of the Ann Arbor Observer. Also, Brother Bob Hospadaruk has shown his artistic side by designing a shirt for the lodge (keep your eyes open for the order form). Thanks to all for the enthusiasm. For further details on scheduled lodge events, please check the trestle board. Please keep in your thoughts our Brothers and family who may be in sickness or distress. Sincerely and fraternally, Chris Fultz

Pondering Thought I hold in my had a little scrap of paper 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches in size. It is of no intrinsic worth, Not a bond, not a check or receipt for valuables, yet it is my most priceless possession. It is my membership card in a Masonic Lodge. It tells me that I have entered Into a spiritual kinship with my fellow masons To practice charity in word and deed; To forgive and forget the faults of my Brethren; to hush the tongues of scandal and innuendo; to care for the crippled, the hungry and the sick, and to be fair and just to all mankind. It tells me that no matter where I may travel in the world, I am welcome to visit a place where good fellowship prevails among Brothers and Friends. It tells me that my loved ones, my home and my household are under protection of every member of this Great Fraternity, Who have sworn to defend and protect mine As I have sworn to defend and protect theirs. It tells me that should I ever be overtaken by adversity or misfortune Through no fault of my own, The hands of every Mason on the face of the earth will be stretched forth to assist me in my necessities. And finally, it tells me that when my final exit from the stage of life has been made, There will be gathered around my lifeless body, Friends and Brothers who will recall to mind my virtues. Though they be but few, and will forget my faults. Though they may be many. It tells me that, and a great deal more, This little card, And makes me proud yet humble, That I can possess this passport into a Society of Friends and Brothers that are numbered in the Millions.


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248 Dundee Street, Saline 48176 (734) 660-5534 Donelda Hughes, PM, …………….Secretary 2859 Marshall St., Ann Arbor 48108 (734) 929-2044 2ND MONDAY OF MONTH 7:30 PM 5752 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti 48197 __________________________________

2655 Esch Ave., Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 780-4761 Henry Geiss, PM……………..……Secretary

Greetings from Ypsilanti OES I hope Easter found you with renewed hope and spirituality. We are still working to fill gifts packages for our service people in Iraq. Donations are greatly appreciated. Things such as personal items, lotions, wipes, etc. are welcome. However baked goods may not be. Our secretary has a complete list of mailable items. We still are looking for ways to help victims of domestic violence. Suggestions are really needed. On April 27th we will do our first initiation. The second initiation is tentatively scheduled for June 22nd. Do come to support and encourage our officers. Upcoming events for our Chapter are to serve a dinner on May 9th for the Royal Arch. Help is needed!!! We will be having work sessions on May 4th and June 1st for the Grand Reception. There will be an “Indoor Picnic” on July 27th. A fun time is sure to be had by all who can attend. Preparations are ongoing for the Grand Reception on September 16th to honor Donna Hughes Grand Martha, and Mary Grace Gordon Personal Secretary to the Worthy Grand Matron. The Grand Officers will be doing the initiation. This will be a treat to see. The theme for the reception is “Birthdays Around the Year”. There will be tables decorated for a theme of each month i.e. Halloween for October, patriotic theme for July, etc. If you would like to decorate a table please let me, your Worthy Matron know. Please keep your Chapter in the know for illness or loss of a loved one. You can call the Secretary, Associate Matron or the Worthy Matron. It is second dues notice time. If you have not paid your dues you are now in arrears. Our Secretary will be happy to receive your dues. Remember if you are having a problem, let the secretary know we can help. There are lots of dates and activities coming up for County Association and The Grand Family. If you need more information on dates and times please contact myself, Continued next column

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___________________________________ Manchester 148 Continued Email list, so anybody with email access get this to Brother Guy. Hoping everyone remains in good health and happiness. Thank You and Fraternally: Gil Porterfield

___________________________________ Ypsilanti OES - Continued Donna Hughes, or Mary Grace Gordon. I hope you are enjoying receiving the Ann Arbor Masonic News. Your Ypsilanti Chapter #119 has joined for all of you to receive news of Masonic activities from all over the county. Please come out and support our Masonic families. Worthy Matron Pearl M. Gale



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Greetings Friends & Companions, Wow!!! It is amazing how fast everything is going this year. I guess maybe my parents and grandparents were right. Time goes by much faster as you get older. This is when time should slow down a little so that we can enjoy everything a little more. Allen Christ has again volunteered to step forward and to assume the reigns of Washtenaw Chapter No. 6 for another year, beginning after the May 14th Stated Convocation in Ypsilanti. Our August 17th meeting will be in Ann Arbor at the Calvary Methodist Church at 1415 Miller Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 (which is at the southern base of Newport Road). The motion to move was passed at the April Meeting and send to the Grand Chapter for approval. I have spoken with the Grand High Priest and he has stated that he will approve of the move. Now just waiting to receive back the formal paperwork so that it becomes official. The meetings will again begin at 7 pm and always opened by Chapter, when it is a joint meeting.. We are hopeful that this new meeting place will encourage each of you to again attend our meetings, as we will be back into the local area. We will be meeting on the 3rd Monday evening for the Business Meetings and the 4th Monday evenings for the Degree Work. Speaking of Degree Work. We are going to go to Milan, York Chapter 150 on the 13 of May to assist them in putting on the Royal Arch Degree. Let’s plan on being there a little before 7 so that we can help them get set up and make sure that everything is ready. It has been awhile since they have done this degree so they need all of us present to assist and encourage. On May 21st we will be conducting the Mark Master Mason Degree in Ypsilanti. You still have time to get your petition for the degrees in to either Allen Christ or myself.


Good News, Good News for the Companions!! York Chapter had several new Brothers receive the Royal Arch Degree a short time ago. We are encouraged that most of them are stepping forward to assist us in our Officer Line and other functions. Working together we can grow and prosper. We have another Brother who wishes to receive the “TRUE WORD” and therefore we have asked those Companions in the surrounding area to assist us in putting on the Royal Arch Degree on Wednesday, May 13th. We Need Your Help and Support!!! Please come out. Are you willing to do, or give and honest effort to attempt to do, a small or large part? Contact either the High Priest David or the Secretary John and let them know of your desires. Wouldn’t it be great if Milan was willing and able to do all of the parts and our visitors could only watch and admire our proficiency. The next Joint York Rite Southeaster Michigan Association Meeting will be held in Ypsilanti on Monday, June 29th. Washtenaw Chapter No. 6 will be hosting this event. We need to begin attending the Chapter events in the area. It is through this that we can begin to get better attendance at our events and activities. At this Joint Meeting they will be discussing the upcoming legislation to come before the 3 Grand York Rite Bodies of Michigan. We need to be kept in the know so that we can be more prepared to allow our voices to be heard. A couple of dates to remember. May 10th – Mother’s Day. Surprise that special Lady in your life. May 25th – Memorial Day. Take time out to reflect and thank all who are currently serving to protect you and yours but also all who have done so, so that you can enjoy the freedoms that we enjoy. Stay safe, happy and healthy.

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TIM’s Thoughts Companions and Friends: The deed is done. We have approved the move to a new Crypt (Cave) will actually to the Calvary Methodist Church at 1415 Miller Road in Ann Arbor where we will meet, assuming approval of Grand Council, on Monday August 17th at 7 pm with Washtenaw Chapter and Ann Arbor Commandery. It being the 8th month of the Year it means that upon the close of the Joint Meeting that we will open and close the Council in prescribed form. Bring your ritual with you, in case you are a little rusty on that part of the work. If you cannot find your ritual, we can assist you. No worries. We will be having a practice in Ypsilanti on 18 May for the Select Masters Degree. We have several speaking, large and small and several non-speaking parts which we need to fill. Please come out at the rehearsal and begin preparations to help us. We will be putting on the Select Masters Degree in Ypsilanti on Monday the 15th of June in Ypsilanti. Other Companions from around the area are welcome and encouraged to attend. You may bring additions candidates to this/these degree. The more the merrier. Don’t forget to come to Ypsilanti on Monday, June 29th as that is the date for Washtenaw Chapter to host the Southeastern Michigan Joint York Rite Association Meeting. Dinner will be at 6:15 pm and the meeting will start at 7 pm. The purpose of this organization is to meet in friendship and fellowship fellow Companions from around the area. To go over the events of each of these bodies and to, at this time of the year, go over those pieces of legislation that we be covered at the 3 Grand Sessions of the York Rite on August 5th – 9th at Holiday Inn Gateway Plaza in Flint, off of US 23 south of I-75. No meeting of the Ann Arbor Joint York Rite in the Month of July. See you at the Grand Council.

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Commander’s Comments Greetings Sir Knights and Ladies! It’s that time of the year already, or at least close enough to it that we are beginning planning for it. What’s that you say? Commandery’s Annual Inspection. When? Saturday, August 22nd, 9 am. Where? Ypsilanti Masonic Temple Food? Yep. Following the Inspection Candidate? Yep. George Lucero (guess we had better get busy and get the rest of the work done prior to that date.) How? Order of the Red Cross – Thursday, 28 May. 7 pm., Ypsilanti Masonic Temple. Order of Malta – Rehearsal – Thursday, 18 June. 7 pm, Ypsilanti Masonic Temple. Order of Malta – Thursday, 25 June, 7 pm, Ypsilanti Masonic Temple. Those of you in the surrounding Commanderies are welcome and encouraged to bring your candidates along to witness and participate in these Orders with us. We all have to get our candidates ready. Let’s all work together to get them ready. Let’s keep working together to strengthen each other and to strengthen the Southeastern Michigan Joint York Rite Association. There next meeting will be in Ypsilanti on Monday, June 29th at the Ypsilanti Masonic Temple. It will be hosted by Washtenaw Chapter. Dinner – 6:15 pm and meeting to follow. During the meeting time is also given for the Southeastern Michigan Battalion Meeting. There is legislation coming before the various York Rite bodies at their Grand Sessions in August. Need to discuss so that we can vote intelligently on each piece of legislation. There will be Commandery Drills on Saturday, August 9th of the Grand Conclave. The Battalion would like to participate, however, we need you to assist by marching in the drill team. Only takes a couple of fun practices. What do you say? Are you ready? Step off with your left foot and let’s begin! Contact Jim Hawn at 248 890.9402 or email him at: Rehearsals will probably be at the Ypsilanti Masonic Temple on the 1st Sunday of the month around 2 pm. Can enjoy the luncheon that they have at the Ypsilanti Temple from 11 – 2 pm so that you will have plenty of energy for the drills. Keep a smile on your face and a chuckle in your voice.


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Celebrate with Allen C. Christ Past Master - Golden Rule Lodge No. 159 Past High Priest - Washtenaw Chapter No.6 Past Thrice Illustrious Master - Ann Arbor Council No. 86 Past Commander - Ann Arbor Commandery No. 13 Knight York Cross of Honour (KYCH) will be awarded the

at the

Bronze Medal Award

Gulf Pointe of Naples

of the

9439 Gulf Shore Drive Naples, FL 34108

General Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons International

Only 1000 tickets were printed Just $5.00 per ticket

5752 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti 48197 Saturday, May 9th, 2009 Reception: 5:00 pm Dinner: 6:00 pm

Drawing will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2009 Need not be present to win Contact Paul Howell to purchase your winning ticket. GLW ___________________________ There is no way that you can win a Raffle or the Lottery – If you do not purchase a ticket!

Ypsilanti Masonic Temple

Mail Reservations to: Arthur W. Davidge, 4551 N. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105 ****** Send bottom section with remittance by May 2nd ******** Name: ________________________________________ Lady’s Name ______________ Title (s) _________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________ City: ____________________________ Zip: ________________ Phone No.: ___________________ E-mail: _________________________________ Number of People ______ x $15.00 = ________ Make checks payable to: Washtenaw Chapter No. 6, RAM

Ann Arbor Masonic News | May 2009  

The monthly issue of the Ann Arbor Masonic News from May 2009.

Ann Arbor Masonic News | May 2009  

The monthly issue of the Ann Arbor Masonic News from May 2009.