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THE SURVEYOR Vol. X No. 2

George Washington 1776 Lodge #337 F&AM Trestle Board

2009 Installed Officers Whitefish Bay– January 10, 2009 On a blustery Saturday in the coldest January in 15 years, the newly elected and appointed officers of George Washington 1776 Lodge No. 337 F&AM were officially installed to their positions. Many family members and friends attended as well as lodge brethren. The opening ceremony was conducted by Bill Huegel, PM as Worshipful Master, George Burgess, PM as Senior Warden, Mark Truesdell, PM as Junior Warden, and Dick Marcus, PM as Chaplain. Brother Bill Huegel was also Installing Master; Dick Marcus, Installing Chaplain; and Frank Mayer, PM helped out as installing Marshal.

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Inside the Surveyor... Message from the East . . . 2 Secretary’s Desk . . . . . . . . 3 Council & Chapter . . . . . . 3 From the West . . . . . . . . . 4 Ladies of the Table . . . . . . 4 At & About the Lodge . . . 5 Installation Gallery . . . . . 6-7 GW Stein Club News . . . . 8 Up Coming Events . . . . . 8-9 Business Directory . . . . . 10 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Lodge Officers . . . . . . . . 12


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MESSAGE FROM THE EAST Getting Involved Franklin Nuernberger, Worshipful Master

March is finally here; can spring and warm weather be far behind? Don't forget the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 11th. We look forward to seeing many of you who have been missing from our comradeship. Bring your children, grandchildren, neighbors and prospective members and their children. This gives us a chance to show what we can do. In May, we have our Ladies of the Table. As I learned from planning the George Washington Dinner, it can be upon us tomorrow. It is not too soon to submit candidates for Woman of the Year. Please send me an e-mail, call the lodge number or send a name by "snail mail" to the Lodge. Your suggestions are always encouraged. Monday nights are "practice night" at George Washington 1776. For the most part, we are newer members or members trying new parts or offices. We would like to see more members join in for the learning as well as the comradeship. "Candidates"

Trustees Trustee '09 George Burgess, PM Otto Tesch, PM Andy Paradowski, PM Trustee '10 Charles Roeder, PM Mark Truesdell, PM Trustee '11 David Haase, PM William Huegel, PM

and prompters are always appreciated. Practice is usually for an hour to an hour and a half. New members and Past Masters are encouraged to attend. New members to learn, PM's to pass on their wisdom. This year, I would like to continue the Havenwoods help project started last year. At this point, we have no dates, but soon as we set them up, they will be announced in Lodge, Monday nights and other times as we get together, as well as in the Surveyor. Do you have a project you think we might get involved in? Let us know. For example, Second Harvest can always use help. Interested? Let us know. Last trestle board I indicated that this year is the year of the Masonic Family. Remember, the family starts with us. As a Masonic Lodge, we are family. Let us meet, work and play as such together.

Past Masters Meeting Past Masters will meet Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served. All Past Masters are encouraged to attend.

Joint Trustee Meeting There will be a Joint meeting of the Trustees for GW1776, Aurora, Kenwood Council & Kenwood Chapter on Monday, March 16th at 6:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP Dave Haase


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From the Secretary’s Desk

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Kenwood North Shore Chapter #90 Royal

Arch Brethren,

Masons

Congratulations to our 2009 core of officers! We will be fine in ‘09. Dues were to be in by December, 2008; I have a few that have not been paid. Please look at your card and if it does not say “2009,” then please send in your dues. I am here to serve my brothers; if you have concerns, please call me and I will do all I can to help. Fraternally, David Haase, PM Secretary

Companions, If you are interested in a GREAT time, enjoyed with some GREAT people, and GREAT refreshments, come and join us at 7:30 PM, Thursday, March 12th 2009 at Chapter. I am looking forward to a GREAT year. Don’t forget about May 14th, our last meeting before Summer. Zealously yours, David Haase Excellent High Priest

Kenwood Council #34 Royal &

THE SURVEYOR Vol. X No. 2 ©2009 George Washington 1776 Lodge #337 F&AM Trestle Board A Bi-Monthly Periodical Since July, 2000 Chuck Carroll, Editor in Chief Barb Carroll, Proof Reader Contributors: David Haase, PM; Franklin Nuernberger; Otto Tesch, PM; Walt Smith Photographers: Chuck Carroll; Dick Paradowski; John H. Slawinski 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. Silver Spring Masonic Center 517 E. Beaumont Avenue Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

Select Masons Great news! We have increased participation in our meetings by 17%. Come join us. Our next two meetings will be April 9th and th June 11 . Hope to see you soon.. Zealously yours, David Haase Thrice Illustrious Master

Special Communication at Laurel Oaks Re-Scheduled for March 11 On Wednesday, March 11th, at 7:00pm, our Lodge will hold a Special Communication at Laurel Oaks Assisted Living Center, 1700 West Bender Court, Glendale, Wisconsin. This event was rescheduled because of lousy January weather. There are many Masons living there who will greatly appreciate a chance to get back to Lodge. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Thanks to Terry Johannes for organizing this event.


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Greetings from the West Walt Smith Senior Warden

Harmony Harmony is a much used word in our society, but more importantly in our relationships with each other. Let's look at the definition of the word, harmony. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, harmony means: 1) musical agreement of sounds; 2) a pleasing arrangement of parts 3) accord as in internal calm or agreement. They all give good meaning to the word harmony, as it relates to Freemasonry. Under the first definition concerning music, in the opening and closing of our lodge, the spoken words, when on key, bring a certain sound likened to musical agreement. As to the second definition about an "arrangement of parts," all the brethren, although different in many ways, nevertheless are still bound together harmoniously in our lodge duties. The third definition about agreement seems to best fit as to the most common understanding of the word in Masonic terms.

Being in a Masonic lodge as brothers, gives us the opportunity to speak our views without fear of reprisal. We may not always agree on certain subjects, but we still maintain our ties to one another. From a personal standpoint, doing magic shows for so many different venues, harmony is very important to me. I use planning, preparation and practice for all my shows, just as within our lodge, we plan and prepare many different events. I practice magic to be the best magician I can be; as Masons, we practice degree work to become as proficient as we can be. Within the lodge this means cooperation, working together as brothers in harmony, giving support wherever it's needed to make our lodge the best it can be. Harmony is the strength and foundation upon which all endeavors succeed, and I think we can all agree it is most important to us in our lives as Masons.

 2009 Annual Ladies of the Table Dinner and Woman of the Year Award Dinner Reservation Form Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Time:6:30 PM

Place: Silver Spring Masonic Center

Name Address

City/State/Zip

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email

Number attending RSVP

@ $10.00 = Total Amount Enclosed $

(Ladies of GW1776 & Aurora N/C)

Please return reservation ASAP to: David Haase, PM 路 5168 N. Hollywood 路 Whitefish Bay, WI 53217


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Recent Events At and About the Lodge Two New Members at GW1776 Tuesday, January 20, 2009, when history saw the inauguration of our nation’s first African-American President, two new Entered Apprentices were initiated at our Lodge. Keith Sargent and Joe Fahrenkopf pledged themselves to the craft and followed in the footsteps of many of the world’s greatest men, as they became the first in 2009 to join our blessed fraternity at GW1776.

WM Franklin Nuernberger with Bro. Joe (L) & Bro. Keith (R)

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Prince H all Brethren A ttend G W 1776 Installation Our lodge was honored by the attendance of Prince Hall brethren at our 2009 Installation of Officers, Saturday, January 10th. For about five years, members of GW1776 have been meeting regularly with Prince Hall members for breakfast and fellowship. They trade Masonic ideas and information and plan for dual projects together. They typically meet once a month at the Family Table Restaurant on 6598 W Brown Deer Rd, usually the 2nd Saturday of the month at 8:00 AM. The original purpose of meeting was to use the common Masonic foundation to facilitate better communications within the SE WI community and better the Fraternity at large through interaction.

Prince Hall Brothers left to right: Michael Adams; Rudy Payne; Winston Sharp; Fred Nelson; Prentice E. Jones, Sr. (standing); Neville Duncan, MD


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Installation 2009 Scrap Book

Installing Master Bill Huegel

DP

Worshipful Master Frank Nuernberger JHS

Sr. & Jr. Wardens Walt Smith & Otto Tesch

Chaplain Horace Palmer

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Counselor Mark Truesdell

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Sr. & Jr. Stewards Terry Johannes & Josh Armstrong JHS

Treasurer Chuck Roeder

Installing Marshal Frank Mayer

Tiler Jim Roberts

JHS

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Sr. & Jr. Deacons Chuck Carroll & Will Cekosh JHS

JHS


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Geo Wash Stein Club Elections The George Washington Stein Club held elections for club officers at the last meeting on January 15th. Dave Haase was elected Burger Meister; Dave Bowen, Brew Meister; Brad Behlke, Toast Master General; and Chuck Carroll, Town Crier.

Steins Ordered Members placed orders for genuine German Steins with custom artwork. The shipment is expected some time in late April, early May.

What's Brewin'? Stein Club member Pete Weingarten has brewed a batch of beer based on George Washington's original recipe. Pete Boasts that his Fuzzy Duck Brewery is the 4th largest brewery in Glendale, producing one gallon a year.

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Starting with GW's hand-written recipe, Pete ran into some problems due to antique terminology, but was able to find clarification online. He has now made five gallons of GW's "Small Beer," which is a beer with a low-alcohol content, also known as “near beer.” Pete has promised to bring samples to the Stein Club. George Washington was well known for his appreciation of a dark English beer known as Porter, served it often when entertaining, and procured it in large quantities. Next Stein Club meetings: March 19th & April 16th. If your birthday falls in that month you must bring treats!

Dinner Club The next Dinner Clubs will be Friday, March 20th at the Venice Club in Brookfield, and April 24th at Ruby Tuesday’s. Drinks at 6pm followed by dinner and lively conversation. 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.

UP COMING EVENTS Hone Your Skills by Walt Smith, SW Once again the call goes out for you to attend a Monday night degree practice. We have an up and coming School of Instruction 7PM on Thursday, March 5th at Wisconsin Lodge No. 13, 4315 N. 92nd Street, Wauwatosa. We will be performing the Second Section of the MM Degree. As you know, many parts need to be filled. Everyone is most welcome. I am looking forward to seeing you all there. To reserve your favorite part, contact me at Lodge or by phone: 414-906-1695.

School of Instruction The third session will be hosted by Wisconsin #13 Lodge and will be held in the same building as the Henry Palmer Lodge, 4315 N. 92nd Street, Wauwatosa. The date is Thursday, March 5th and will also start at 7:00 PM. At this session GW1776 will be conducting the Second Section of the MM degree.


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Masonic Cinema Presents Thursday, April 2, 2009 is Masonic Cinema Night! Bring friends and family for an evening of fun as the brethren of GW1776 present, “National Treasure,” starring Nicolas Cage as Benjamin Franklin Gates, a treasure hunter in search of a mythical fortune hidden by those cryptic, secretive Masons! The movie starts at 7:00 PM.

St Patrick’s Day Enjoy a delicious Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner for Lodge Brethren before the stated meeting on March 17th. The traditional corned beef and cabbage will be served.. In Ireland, the tradition was Irish bacon and cabbage. But at the turn of the 20th Century, the poor Irish in New York City found that the corned beef at the local Jewish Deli was cheaper. Thus the Irish-American tradition was born.

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EASTER EGGHUNT Bring your children, grandchildren, neighbors’ children, just get some kids and bring them to the lodge on Saturday, April 11th, 8:30 AM, for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Magic Show! Light breakfast will be served!

District 12 Meeting There will be a District Meeting, Saturday, March 7th at Lake Masonic Center; 8;30 coffee & rolls. 9:00 to noon meeting & Workshop. Officers are encouraged to attend. Interested Brethren are welcome. There is a special activity planned for Counselors, and Posters.

Lodge Flower Garden Needs You

Barb Carroll consults the trestleboard as she plants perennials on the East berm, June 4, 2005.

WHITEFISH BAY – As Spring approaches and our thoughts turn to green lawns and the cacophony of color that only flower beds can produce, the Lodge flower garden on the East berm is about to be choked out by thistles. There are many opinions as to how the noxious and pernicious weed can be controlled, but the fact remains that without volunteers who are willing to put some time into it, the garden will eventually be overrun. Four years ago, we planted blue flowering perennials which are becoming well established, but it’s time to add to them and schedule regular maintenance for the garden. Voice your concern at the next Trustee Meeting, Monday, March 16.


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Calendar of Stated Communications and Upcoming Events 2009 March

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Degree Team MM 2nd Section Light Supper Stated Communication Wisconsin #13 Lodge School of Instruction MM 2nd Section District 12 Meeting-Lake Lodge Degree Team MM Degree Kenwood NS Chapter #90 Degree Team MM Degree St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Stated Communication GW Stein Club at Sprecher Dinner Club Venice Club Degree Team MM Degree Degree Team MM Degree Prince Hall Joint Table Lodge

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2009 Lodge Officers Worshipful Master Frank Nuernberger 414-357-8141 bayite2@aol.com

Senior Warden Walt Smith 414-906-1695

Junior Warden Otto Tesch, PM 414-445-3537 ottomilw@sbcglobal.net

Treasurer Charles Roeder, PM 262-238-0163 croeder2@wi.rr.com

Senior Deacon Chuck Carroll 414-336-4252 sifuchuck@aol.com

Senior Steward Terry Johannes 414-963-4493 sjohannes@wi.rr.com

Secretary David Haase, PM 414-964-4080 david.haase@netzero.net

Junior Deacon William Cekosh 262-305-4880 williamcekosh@yahoo.com

Junior Steward Josh Armstrong 414-543-9964 jarmstrong@wi.rr.com

Chaplain Horace Palmer, PM 414-332-3515

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

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


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