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THE SURVEYOR George Washington 1776 Lodge #337 F&AM Trestle Board

March/April 2008

NORTH SHORE FIRE CHIEF CHOSEN MAN OF THE YEAR

Photo by: Rudy Neumeister North Shore Fire Department Chief David J. Berousek receives Man of the Year Award from the GW1776 Lodge at the Annual George Washington Dinner, February 19th. He is flanked by Josef Pronnet, Past Master of the Aurora Lodge and Andy Paradowski, Worshipful Master of GW1776. Story Page 4


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MESSAGE FROM THE EAST Andy Paradowski, Worshipful Master

The contributions of every Brother in our Lodge are important. Some brothers are limited by geographical location, physical condition, or time constraints, yet we are all able to make meaningful contributions to the Craft. It all starts with you. The following are some easy ways to be involved: * Help fill the sidelines for a degree. * Come to a meeting * Attend a dinner or social event * Volunteer for a committee * Give another brother a ride to Lodge Even if you are constrained by time, physical condition, or geography, you can do the following: * Talk to a friend or Colleague about the Craft * Visit a Brother or Widow * Call or write a brother you have not seen for a while * Send a note and let us know how you are doing. If not you, then who? Without you, the Brethren, this Lodge cannot function. Your input is valuable and desired. We have countless years of Masonic experience in our membership, and it would be a shame not to be able to call on that experience and expertise for the benefit of the Craft.

Lodge Phone: 414-964-4080 j Visit our Web Site: WWW.GW1776.ORG


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Kenwood North Shore Chapter #90

Royal Arch Masons My Fellow Brothers in Chapter: Winter is here with a vengeance! I would like to thank all of you who make our meetings such a great success, especially the comradery afterwards. Our next meetings will be March 13th and May 8th at 7:30 PM. We will be looking forward to seeing you there.

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From the Secretary’s Desk Brethren, Thank you for your correspondence these past two months. Along with your dues I have gotten many contributions into our GW Masonic Fund. Thank you to all of you. Check your dues card. If you have not paid 2008 dues please send them in. There is just a handful that I have not received as of this writing. Thank you in advance.

Zealously yours, David Haase Excellent High Priest

Our WM Andy Paradowski and I will be working with the Grand Lodge Secretary, Brother Mike DeWolf, PGM with the new computer program, M.O.R.I. This will make our work more member friendly.

P.S. You should have received your 2008 dues card by now. If you haven’t, please call me at 414-964-4080.

If you have anything to suggest for the good of the lodge, please call 414-964-4080. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Kenwood Council #34

Fraternally, David Haase, PM Secretary

Royal & Select Masons Companions, I would like to thank Brother Bob Batchhelder for a fine job of keeping our lodge in tip-top shape, both inside and out. Our meeting of February 14th was canceled because of a snow storm. Our next meetings will be Thursday, April 10th and June 12th at 7:30 PM. Please, if I can be of help, call me at 414-964-4080. Dues cards have been mailed. If you have not received yours, please call. Zealously yours, David Haase Thrice Illustrious Master

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Tuesday March 18 - 6:00pm Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner for more information Call JW Walt Smith 414-906-1695

RSVP w/ Secretary David Haase 414-964-4080 by March 14 Cost - $10.00


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MAN OF THE YEAR Brothers from GW1776 and Aurora Lodges gathered with their families and friends to honor this year’s Man of the Year, North Shore Fire Department Chief David J. Berousek at the George Washington Annual Dinner. Also attending the award presentation, were NSFD Board members, Michael West, Fox Point Village President, and Sam Dickman, Bayside Village President. After a brief introduction and award presentation, Chief Berousek gave his acceptance speech followed by a question and answer period. The first question asked, “Why do Firemen wear red suspenders?” The Chief Diners enjoy the main course at this years Annual Award Dinner. replied, “The usual answer is ‘to keep their pants up’ but we know it’s because Firemen are always fashion conscious.” After the initial frivolity, the questions became more serious. Berousek explained that Fire trucks arrive at an emergency before an ambulance even when there is no fire, because they are designed for more rapid response and they can get there and stabilize those in need of help until an ambulance can arrive. The dinner began with a prayer, the Pledge and a Henry L Palmer Lodge in Wauwatosa will host verse of “God Bless America” followed by a toast to Team Trivia Night on Saturday, March 29th from 7Brother George Washington and a hearty rendition of 9PM. There is a $10 entry fee which includes snacks, “Yankee Doodle.” Toasts continued between dinner refreshments and prizes. courses for Ben Franklin, Paul Revere and Betsy Ross Local TV personality Rosemary Gernette will be the with the final toast saved for Chief Berousek. featured hostess for this brain stretching, ego busting The dinner was delicious and the company night of fun. You may remember her from Channel 12 enchanting. If you missed this one, you will definitely where her husband, Howard, was the weather man for want to join us next time! Our next dinner will be the many years. They also co-hosted “Dialing for Dollars” Ladies of the Table dinner in May. Be sure to come! where they met such greats as Bob Hope, Shelly Winters, Tony Bennett and Joan Rivers. For more information call: 262-424-6993

Are You Smarter than a Mason?

Ozaukee comes to Lodge Tax Day

Rudy Neumeister wins Picnic Basket Door Prize at the Annual Dinner

Ozaukee Lodge No. 17 from Port Washington will be joining the brethren of GW1776 Lodge No. 337 for a joint stated meeting on April 15th. Come to Lodge and welcome our northern coastal brethren!


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Installation of GW 1776 Officers 2008 On Saturday, January 12th, family, friends and Lodge brethren gathered to witness the installation of new officers for the 2008 Masonic year at George Washington 1776 Lodge.

Degree Team at Work Monday, February 25th, brethren met at the lodge to practice floor and rod work for an upcoming EA Degree. It was decided by those who attended, that they would meet every Monday at 7PM in order to develop the best Degree Team in the history of GW1776! Go Team!

Trustees to Meet in March The Trustees will hold an open meeting on Monday, March 3rd at 9:30AM with the aim of going over the financial report and the Annual Report of the previous year’s accomplishments Tuesday, March 4th the Trustees will recap the meeting at 6:30PM before the stated meeting.

Harmony Lodge Opens at Silver Spring Center The Silver Spring Masonic Center will Host the Milwaukee Harmony Lodge No. 261 on two consecutive Wednesdays as they raise new Master Masons. The Degree sessions will be on March 12th and 19th, both at 7:30PM and all Master Masons are invited to watch or participate. Let’s support our new brothers!

GW1776 Brother Works With Vets Through MSA Our Brother Tony Busalacchi, PM has been keeping himself busy by volunteering with the Masonic Service Association’s Hospital Visitation Program. According to The Masonic Service Association of North America, this program is their major relief work. “The Masonic Hospital Visitation Program is, without a doubt, the finest public relations program ever undertaken by the Masonic fraternity.” The program involves more than just “visitations” to the disabled and lonely patients in V.A. Hospitals, State Hospitals, and Extended Care Facilities, but also includes rendering personal services to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we all enjoy. Brother Tony spends his days escorting and transporting patients within the V.A. Hospital. He meets kids in their teens who recently returned from Iraq as well as WWII & Korean War Vets.

Tony Busalacchi, PM A friendly smile, kind word, and warm embrace mean more than medicine to our brothers in arms. Tony’s unselfish act of kindness is a testament to the values for which our craft stands. “The Hospital Visitation Program is a vital part of the Fraternity that deserves your attention and needs your immediate help.”


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Let your brothers know you are out there! It pays to advertise–especially while it’s free!


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March/April 2008

2008 LODGE OFFICERS Worshipful Master Senior Warden Junior Warden Treasurer Secretary Senior Deacon Junior Deacon Senior Steward Junior Steward Chaplain Tiler Counselor Trustee '08 Trustee '08 Trustee '09 Trustee '09 Trustee '09 Trustee '10 Trustee '10

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MARCH 1 8:000am District 12 meeting - West Allis Lodge 1 10:00am Mentor and Candidate Meeting 4 6:30pm Light Supper and 7:30 Stated Meeting, & EA degree/EA Posting 18 6:00pm St. Patrick's Day Dinner 18 7:30pm Stated Meeting & School of Instruction - Fill Easter Eggs w/help from the Ladies 22 10:00am Easter Egg Hunt - Public Community Event 28 6:00pm Dinner Club- Bavarian Inn 29 7:00pm Team Trivia Night - Henry L Palmer Lodge 31 6:00pm Grand Lodge and Prince Hall Joint Table Lodge

APRIL 1 6:30pm Light Supper and 7:30 Stated Meeting - FC Degree 15 6:30pm Light Supper and 7:30 Stated Meeting 25 6:00pm Dinner Club - Panos Restaurant Brookfield 29 6:00pm Friend's Night


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Dinner Club

THE SURVEYOR Š2008 George Washington 1776 Lodge #337 F&AM Trestle Board Chuck Carroll, Editor in Chief Barb Carroll, Proofreader Contributors: David Haase; Andy Paradowski; Rudy Neumeister, Photographer The Surveyor is Printed & mailed by Central File Inc., Br. Dan Chaudoir, President. Payment for printing is donated directly to the George Washington Masonic Fund.

George Washington 1776 Lodge No. 337 F&AM Silver Spring Masonic Center 517 E. Beaumont Avenue Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

Upcoming Dinner Club outings will be at The Bavarian Inn on Friday, March 28th and at Panos Restaurant in Brookfield on Friday, April 25th. Cocktails at 6:00 and Dinner at 6:30. All are welcome at Dinner Club including ladies, friends and family. Please RSVP by the Thursday before each Dinner Club meeting. Dick Paradowski at 262-782-8835.

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