Page 1


2

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Proceedings The Grand Lodge of

ANCIENT FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF

THE STATE OF MISSOURI Organized April 21, 1821 By Missouri Lodge No. 12 of Tennessee, chartered Oct. 8, 1816 (Now St. Louis Missouri No. 1 of Missouri) Joachim Lodge No. 25 of Tennessee, chartered Oct. 5, 1818 (Became Joachim No. 2 of Missouri, now defunct) St. Charles Lodge No. 28 of Tennessee, chartered Oct. 5, 1819 (Became Hiram No. 3 of Missouri, now defunct) St. Tammany No. 1 of Tennessee received charter from North Carolina Nov. 24, 1789 St. John’s No. 1 of North Carolina received its charter from Grand Lodge (Modern) of England 1755


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

JOHN M. NATIONS GRAND MASTER, 2005-2006

3

3


4

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

BIOGRAPHICAL Grand Master Right Worshipful Brother John M. Nations Grand Master 2005-2006 Most Worshipful Brother John M. Nations was born in St. Louis and educated in the Webster Groves Public schools. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from the University Of Missouri and a law degree from Saint Louis University. He is engaged in the private practice of law in St. Louis. His Masonic affiliation began in April of 1981, when he was initiated into Purity Lodge #658 in St. Louis. He was Passed to the Degree of Fellowcraft, Raised to the Degree of Master Mason, and appointed Chaplain of the Lodge later that same year. He served as Master of Purity Lodge 1987-88. In 1992, Purity Lodge merged with Webster Groves Lodge #84 where he served as Treasurer in 1992-93 He received his 32nd Degree from the Scottish Rite, Valley of St. Louis, in March of 1982. He was appointed to the advancing Consistory line in 1984 and served as Master of Kadosh in 1991-92. He was awarded the 32nd Degree Knight Commander of the Court of Honor in 1991. In 1999, he was invested with the Thirty-Third Degree Inspector General Honorary. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Scottish Rite Foundation. He has been a member of the Shrine, Moolah Temple, since 1989. In 1996, he was appointed by Most Worshipful Brother Donald E. Scott to serve as Chairman of the Grand Lodge Committee on Ways and Means. He served as Chairman of the Committee until 1998, and was a member of the Committee until 1999. In 1997, he was appointed by Most Worshipful Brother Jeffrey O. Nations as Senior Grand Marshal, the first step in the Advancing Line. John is married to the former Bridget M. Harvey of Webster Groves. They have four delightful children, John, James, Elizabeth and Katie. They live in St. Louis.

4


GRAND LODGE OFFICERS 2005-2006

2006 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

5

5


6

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

OFFICERS

Grand Lodge of Missouri 2005-2006 John M. Nations .......................................................................... Grand Master 8 Baxter Ln, Chesterfield 63017 M. Robert Berger .............................................................. Deputy Grand Master 14181 Woodsmill Cove Dr, Chesterfield 63017 Bruce R. Austin ................................................................. Senior Grand Warden 603 N Main Rd, Charleston 63834-9621 W. Marion Luna ........................................................................ Grand Treasurer 1101 N Main St, Piedmont 63957 Ronald D. Miller ......................................................................... Grand Secretary 605 Adens Woods Ct, Columbia 65201 Rocky E. Weaver ............................................................... Junior Grand Warden 708 Woodlane Circle, Grain Valley 64029 Larry C. Reynolds .............................................................. Senior Grand Deacon 443 Wildwood Dr, Rogersville 65742 Gail S. Turner .................................................................... Junior Grand Deacon 106 Haliburton, Brookfield 64628 John W. Hess .................................................................... Senior Grand Steward 125 Groom Ave., Liberty 64068-2419 David L. Ramsey .............................................................. Junior Grand Steward 303 N. 5th Street, Savannah 64485-1429 Jon B. Broyles ................................................................................. Grand Orator 1427 Carriage Bridge Trail, Ballwin 63021 Richard L. Smith ............................................................. Junior Grand Marshal 830 Coalport Dr., St. Louis 63141 Randall J. Jones ........................................................................... Grand Lecturer 4005 State Hwy KK, Rogersville 65742 David W. Haywood .................................................................. Grand Pursuivant 1335 Greenmar Dr., Fenton 63026-3350 Mitch Weinsting .................................................................. Grand Sword Bearer 4000 Brentwood Dr., Columbia 65203 Sheldon H. Snitz ......................................................................... Grand Chaplain 9852 Connell Dr, Overland Park, KS 66212 Rev. Ronald E. Wood ............................................................. Jr., Grand Chaplain 1904 N 36th St, St. Joseph 64506 Nicholas R. Cichielo .................................................................... Grand Chaplain 16815 Ashberry Circle Dr., Chesterfield 63005 R. Scott Gardner Jr. .................................................................... Grand Chaplain 416 South Ohio, Sedalia, 65301 Douglas D. Ritterskamp ............................................................. Grand Chaplain 5223 Southerland Ave., St. Louis 63109-2338 John C. Caraker, ......................................................................... Grand Chaplain 1333 Green Elm Dr., Fenton, 63026-3337 Harvey R. Soule .......................................................................... Grand Chaplain 590 Sarah Lane, #207, Creve Couer, 63141-6067 Webb Edwards ............................................................................ Grand Chaplain 101 State Drive Ste. E, Hollister 65672 Robert J. Wangelin ...................................................................... Grand Chaplain 4302 Carrie Beth Ln, St. Louis 63128 Terry L. Claar ................................................................................. Grand Orator 405 N. Moffet, Joplin 64801 Dennis L. Hammack ....................................................................... Grand Orator 1503 Riverview St., Elsberry 63343 Teddie Harrision ................................................................................ Grand Tiler 16421 Crackerneck Rd., Independence 64055-2942


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

7

One Hundred Eighty Fifth Annual Communication

Monday Morning The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri convened in the One Hundred Eighty-Fifth Annual Communications on Monday and Tuesday, September 25th and 26th, 2006 at the Holiday Inn Select, Columbia, Missouri. Most Worshipful Past Grand Master, Elmer E. Revelle, introduced the following officers, who entered the assembled area and proceeded to their respective stations: Grand Tiler-Teddie Harrison, Independence Grand Orator-Dennis L. Hammack, Elsberry Grand Orator-Terry Claar, Joplin Grand Grand Pursuivant-Robert J. Wangelin, St. Louis Grand Sword Bearer-Webb Edwards, Hollister Grand Chaplain-Harvey R. Soule, Creve Couer Grand Chaplain-John C. .Caraker, Fenton Grand Chaplain-Douglas D. Ritterskamp, St. Louis Grand Chaplain-R. Scott Gardner, Jr., Sedalia Grand Chaplain-Nicholas R. Cichielo Grand Chaplain-Rev. Ronald E. Wood, Jr., St. Joseph Grand Chaplain-Sheldon H. Snitz, Overland Park, KS Grand Sword Bearer-Mitch Weinsting, Columbia Grand Pursuivant-David W. Haywood, Fenton Grand Lecturer-Randall J. Jones, Rogersville Junior Grand Marshal-Richard L. Smith, St. Louis Senior Grand Marshal-Jon B. Broyles, Ballwin Junior Grand Steward-David Ramsey, Kirksville Senior Grand Steward-John W. Hess, Liberty Junior Grand Deacon-Gail S. Turner, Brookfield Senior Grand Deacon-Larry C. Reynolds, Rogersville Junior Grand Warden-Rocky Weaver, Buckner Grand Secretary-Ronald D. Miller, Columbia Grand Treasurer-W. Marion Luna, Piedmont Senior Grand Warden-Bruce R. Austin, Charleston Deputy Grand Master-M. Robert Berger, Chesterfield Grand Master-John M. Nations, Chesterfield M.W. Elmer E. Revelle, PGM called up the Grand Lodge for the reception of the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. Most Worshipful Brother John M. Nations of Chesterfield, Missouri. The Grand Lodge welcomed Most Worshipful Brother Nations as he entered the assembled area and proceeded to his station 7


8

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

in the east. The Senior Grand Marshal led the Grand Lodge in according the Grand Master with Grand Honors. M.W. Brother Elmer E. Revelle, PGM presented Most Worshipful Grand Master John M. Nations with the Gavel of Authority, who with a rap of the gavel, seated the Grand Lodge. Most Worshipful Nations welcomed everyone to the One Hundred EightyFifth Annual Communications of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. OPENING The Pledge of allegiance was led by M.W. Grand Master John M. Nations , with the assistance of the Grand Officers opened the One Hundred EightyFourth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge on the Third Degree of Master Mason in accordance with Missouri Ritual. The flag was presented in the East by Rex Stark and the National Sojourners. CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE INTERIM REPORT Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren: To the Grand Lodge of Missouri, A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri Preliminary Report of the Credentials Committee: The committee on credentials hereby certifies that there is a quorum present at the Grand Lodge Communications held at Columbia, Missouri on September 25 and 26, 2006. The Constitutional requirement having been met the Grand Lodge may now conduct any business that may come before it. Respectfully submitted, R.W. Brother William B. Van Meter, Chairman-Credentials Committee INTRODUCTIONS OF MOST WORSHIPFUL PAST GRAND MASTERS OF MISSOURI. Right Worshipful Brother Senior Grand Deacon, Larry C. Reynolds and Right Worshipful Brother Ronald Jones, presented and introduced the Past Grand Masters in attendance. M.W. Brother William H. Chapman (1970-1971) M.W. Brother Walter L. Walker (1973-1974) M. W. Brother Dr. James A. Noland, Jr. (1977-1978) M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider (1984-1985) M.W. Brother P. Vincent Kinkead (1986-1987) M.W. Brother Robert D. Jenkins (1988-1989) M.W. Brother Daniel F. Cole (1990-1991) M.W. Brother D. Robert Downey (1991-1992) M.W. Brother Dale C. Motter (1993-1994) M.W. Brother Gordon E. Hopkins (1994-1995)


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

9

M.W. Brother Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. (1999-2000) M.W. Brother Freddie D. Adams (2000-2001) M.W. Brother Glenn E. Means (2001-2002) M.W. Brother Jimmie D. Lee (2002-2003) M.W. Brother Stanley M. Thompson (2003-2004) M.W. Brother Elmer E. Revelle (2004-2005) Led by the Senior Grand Marshal, the Grand Lodge saluted the Past Grand Masters with Grand Honors. M.W. Brother William H. Chapman, PGM, responded to the welcome for the Missouri Past Grand Masters. INTRODUCTIONS OF THE GRAND MASTERS AND PAST GRAND MASTERS OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS Most Worshipful Brother Dennis Zahrt, Grand Master of Iowa Most Worshipful Brother Sid C. Dorris, III, Grand Master of Tennessee Most Worshipful Brother Neal Bidnick, Grand Master of New York Right Worshipful Brother Junior Grand Deacon, Gail S. Turner introduced and presented the Grand Masters and Past Grand Masters of other Jurisdictions and accorded them the Grand Honors. The Junior Grand Deacon escorted them to their seats by way of the East. Response was given by Most Worshipful Grand Master Neal Bidnick of the Grand Lodge of New York INTRODUCTIONS OF THE GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FROM OTHER GRAND JURISDICTIONS Right Worshipful Brother Gilbert Savitzky, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of New York Right Worshipful Brother Duane Vaught, Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Indiana Right Worshipful Brother Roy T. Sullivan, Grand Junior Warden of the Grand Lodge of Kansas Right Worshipful Brother Joey Stiles, Assistant Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Kansas Right Worshipful Brother Terry L. Seward, Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Illinois Right Worshipful Brother Robert Pfuetze, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Kansas Right Worshipful Brother Senior Grand Steward, John W. Hess introduced and presented the Grand Lodge Officers of other Jurisdictions. The Senior Grand Steward escorted them to their seats by way of the East. INTRODUCTIONS OF APPENDANT BODIES Brent Stewart, Personal Representative for Earl K. Dille, Scottish Rite, Orient of Missouri Albert H. Miller, Most Illustrious Grand Master, Grand Council Cryptic Masons of the State of Missouri. William B. Stephenson-Most Illustrious Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons of the State of Missouri


10

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Marvin W. Frost, Grand Commander of the Grand Commandary Knights Templar of the State of Missouri Dave Ingersoll-Past Potentate and Recorder, Moila Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. of St. Joseph Elmer E. Dixson, Worthy Grand Patron, Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star M.W. Grand Master Nations asked Right Worshipful Brother Ronald Jones to introduce those representatives of Appendant Bodies. INTRODUCTIONS OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS R.W. Brother Jon B. Broyles presented the District Deputy Grand Masters, who stood at their chairs in the auditorium to receive words of appreciation from Most Worshipful Grand Master, Nations. Grand Master Nations commended them on their tireless and faithful service to the Masonic Fraternity. INTRODUCTIONS OF THE REGIONAL GRAND LECTURER’S AND DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURER’S REGIONAL GRAND LECTURERS REGION A-Bobby R. O’Dell REGION B-F. Wayne Dugan REGION C-Michael F. Armstrong REGION D-Dennis Hammack REGION E-Joe W. Johnson REGION F-H.R. Huey Higgins REGION G-Wayne G. Tucker R.W. Brand Lecturer Randall J. Jones, presented the District Deputy Grand Lecturers who stood at their seats and the Regional Grand Lecturer’s by name to receive words of appreciation from Most Worshipful Grand Master Nations. INTRODUCTIONS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI; Deputy Grand Master M. Robert Berger, President of the Masonic Home Board of Directors, presented the Members of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri. Right Worshipful Brother Larry Houge Right Worshipful Brother Dennis Fetter Right Worshipful Brother Richard Paul Right Worshipful Brother Ron Jones Right Worshipful Brother Zelwin Eaton Right Worshipful Brother Eric B. Kern Right Worshipful Brother James Snavely Right Worshipful Brother Marvin Mendenhall Plaques were presented to James Snavely and Marvin Mendenhall for their dedicated service as members of the Masonic Home of Missouri Board of Directors.


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

11

ADDRESS OF THE GRAND MASTER SEPTEMBER 25, 2006 INTRODUCTION Most Worshipful Brethren, Right Worshipful Brethren, Worshipful Brethren, Distinguished Guests and Visitors, and Brethren all. Good Morning! It is a great privilege and, I assure you, at once a great pleasure to greet all of you today and to welcome each and every one of you the 2006 and 185th Annual Communication for the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. Not in some “group” or “off handed” way, but as if I were able, as I hope I am able, to reach out and greet each and every one of you during this Annual Communication. This year, as every year, the Annual Communication is a much anticipated time to see our friends, renew acquaintances, and to make lasting friendships to endure throughout our lives. In our group setting we endeavor every year to celebrate and build upon our successes as well as formulate and execute our plans to enhance our Fraternity and confront our many challenges. We will do so again this year. I have to tell you frankly, that every year I look forward with great anticipation to the Annual Communication, and every year I have walked away reinvigorated. I feel particularly so this year. Not because I have the great privilege of presiding over this Annual Communication (although that would certainly be reason enough), but because we are gathering here in Columbia at a point in our history when so many of the difficult decisions of the past are producing for us the benefits for which we have labored so long. As we gather this year, we have every reason to feel proud of our accomplishments and optimistic about our future. I assure you that is how I feel as I stand here this morning. Preliminarily, I will note for the Official Proceedings that my remarks this morning are part of the fulfillment of my duty as Grand Master to present the annual Grand Master’s Address pursuant to the Grand Lodge By-Laws. I will not speak here specifically of the many decisions, dispensations, permissions, actions, orders, and edicts issued this year, which are in print for you to read and will be made available to you at the conclusion of the session this morning together with the Grand Master’s Itinerary. A copy of the entire report, including my remarks this morning, will be officially submitted to the Committee on the Grand Master’s Address for review and action before the conclusion of the Annual Communication tomorrow. Rather, my time and efforts this morning will be directed toward an overall “State of the Craft” address on the matters most deserving, in my view, of our collective attention. I will set forth some of the highlights from this past year as well as some of my thoughts on the state of Masonry in Missouri, and I will end with some observations for our future. As I review some of the highlights and assessments, I want all of you to understand that the successes this year are not mine, they and the credit for them belongs to you. Although I have the great privilege of standing here this morning, I am acutely aware that most of the things I will address are the result of the devoted work of others who have come before me and who are now justly entitled to the credit for the many accomplishments we are now seeing. More than a generation ago, when the storm clouds began gathering on the future of our Fraternity and our membership numbers began to decline as we


12

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

exited the post-war period, Missouri Masonry was fortunate, as it has been throughout its history, to have the leadership and the membership willing to make the difficult decisions to take the challenges straight on and address them in a progressive and positive manner which would ensure a brighter future for our beloved Fraternity and all whom we serve. One of the greatest observations about Missouri Masonry is that each year we dedicate ourselves to be an organization which would not be defined by the challenges we face, rather we commit ourselves that we will be defined and remembered by how we face our challenges. Seated here to my right you behold a generation of Masonic devotion in the gathering of our Past Grand Masters. Collectively, they represent several hundred years of service and accomplishments which words could never adequately express, but each of whom have devoted a substantial portion of their lives in this world to the betterment of all. As a token of our collective appreciation for all they have done for us, this year, as every year, they deserve a big round of applause to say ‘thank you’. Likewise, there are literally thousands of our members who have devoted themselves to leadership roles and in carrying out day after day the great work of our Fraternity. Many are here, and, unfortunately, many are not. Some were not able to make the journey, while others have been called to the Grand Lodge on High. To each of you who has worked so hard, the credit for these accomplishments belongs to you. It is my feeling this morning, therefore, that I do not stand before you to talk for myself as a singular Grand Master about the accomplishments of a singular year, rather, it is my view that I am here to speak both to you as well as for you on the ongoing results of our collective efforts over the past generation to improve our Fraternity and all it serves. This is really the story of Missouri Masonry: harnessing the powers of collective efforts and talents to advance the flag of Masonry in Missouri and beyond. The first thing I want to tell all of you is, I consider, one of the most important judgments about our Craft in this State. Brethren, I am delighted to report to you today that the State of our Craft is strong, and, I’m even more delighted to tell you, that our Craft is growing stronger. In virtually every corner and every region of our State, there is a renewed interest in our work and a rejuvenation in the spirit which drives our Fraternity forward. Lets address together some of the notable things happening in Missouri Masonry. MEMBERSHIP One of the leading indicators of our strength is, of course, our Membership. Last year, during the tenure of Most Worshipful Brother Elmer Revelle, our statewide membership increased by several hundred members. It marked the third time in the past seven years that our membership increased on a statewide basis. This alone is extremely notable. After decades of declining membership and long range planning studies which predicted that the Fraternity would be down to less than 25,000 members by this Annual Communication, our statewide membership is hovering right around the 50,000 mark. Although it might be difficult to remember, in the 1970’s and the 1980’s, one of the controversial proposals facing the Grand Lodge was whether or not it should be permissible to invite someone to become a Member of the Fraternity. The proposal was ultimately approved. During MWB Jeff Nations’s year 1997-


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

13

1998, he made it his mission to build on the work of some of his predecessors and have the Grand Lodge approve the Chance to Advance concept in Missouri so that men who are Masons in their hearts but who were inhibited from knocking on our door because of some of the historical requirements associated with full membership, could in fact become members of our Fraternity. The proposal was ultimately approved. Today, we are enjoying the benefits of these difficult decisions. It is still not possible to state with certainty that we will have another increase in statewide membership this year. I am delighted to tell you, however, that the prospect of that being the case is good. It has been truly an amazing year with regard to membership and the degree work being performed in our Lodges. I traveled in every region of our State and can tell you without hesitation that everywhere I went I heard much the same thing from the Lodges: “We’re doing more degree work than we’ve seen in a generation.” That conclusion is supported by the numbers of petitions we are seeing and the number of raisings which are occurring across the State. While the total membership number is directly related to how many of our Members we have lost over the past year, the degree work is at a level which has not been seen for a generation, and we should all take great pride in that. How many of you belong to Lodges that saw an increase in degree work over the past year? Give yourselves a hand because you deserve it. YOUTH GROUPS One of the brightest indicators for our future if, of course, our youth groups, and it is important for all of us to recognize that each of our youth groups (DeMoly, Job’s Daughters, and Rainbow For Girls) are all experiencing statewide increases in membership. Let me say that again: all of our youth groups are experiencing statewide increases in membership! The Job’s Daughters have activated three new Bethels this year and lowered the minimum age for membership from 11 years of age to 10. They have instituted the “Jobie To Bee” program to bring along girls not yet 10 years of age. Importantly, the Job’s Daughters have also constituted a new Council Committee known as the Fraternal Relations Committee, on which two of our Past Grand Masters now serve. This Council’s purpose is to form stronger bonds with our Fraternity and allow us to work more closely together in promoting the Job’s Daughters as a wonderful programs for the young girls of our state. I extend congratulations to Job’s Daughters for a very good year. The Rainbow For Girls have increased their membership to 322 in 22 active Assemblies across Missouri. A new Assembly in Wentzville was added this year. In recognition of the good work being done by Job’s Daughters in Missouri, Catherine Dent, the Supreme Deputy in Missouri has been elected as a member of the House of Gold, thus making her a Supreme Inspector. She is the fourth Supreme Inspector to serve the State of Missouri since the inception of Rainbow. I extend my congratulations to Rainbow for a very good year. The Missouri DeMolay is one of the most inspiring stories of any youth group in any Masonic jurisdiction across the Country. A few years ago, Missouri DeMolay was encountering the same challenges of other youth groups with regard to membership and support; in spite of the fact that so many Masons had been so devoted to DeMolay over the years. Then, things began to change. Bob Cockerham was chosen as the Executive Director for Missouri DeMolay


14

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

and with energy and determination, enlisted the best people he could find to help rejuvenate Missouri DeMolay. The result: this year Missouri DeMolay lead the world in new members! How about that for an inspiring story of exactly what can be be accomplished when people work together. I extend my congratulations and commendation to Missouri DeMolay for a very good year. Taken together, the rejuvenation of our youth groups is heartening to see. I attended each of their statewide conclaves and assemblies this year and their optimism and energy are truly contagious. I want to point out to each of you, however, how important it is for the adults to be active and involved in our youth groups. As I always remind the young people, if we were not fortunate enough to have so many of our parents volunteering inordinate amounts of the time and talents to our young people, we would have no youth groups at all. So much work has been accomplished in the last few years, and so much more can be accomplished to ensure a bright future for all of our groups. But it will only happen if we continue to dedicate ourselves to the task. I would make the following request to all of you: If you have any extra time that you can spare for our youth, please don’t hesitate to call the statewide leaders and volunteer. I assure you it will be one of the most satisfying and fulfilling commitments you will ever make. MASONIC CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION: Before we leave the subject of our youth, I want everyone to be well informed on one of the best programs for the young people of our State ever come out of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. You will find in your materials the Report of the Masonic Children’s Foundation, which I would encourage you to read in its entirety. I want to take a few minutes, however, and bring some well-deserved recognition to the great work of the Foundation. When MWB Bob Downey was Grand Master fifteen years ago, the Grand Lodge approved the establishment of what was then known as (I think) “The Missouri Masonic Foundation For The Prevention Of Substance Abuse Among Children,” which was then incorporated under Missouri Law. The Board of Directors was established to be the four newest members of the Advancing Line: Junior Grand Deacon, the Grand Stewards, and the Senior Grand Marshal, with the Junior Grand Deacon serving as President. Over the years, all of us who came up through the Line struggled to formulate a program which could really reach out to the youth of our state and make a difference in our communities, and along the way, we had retained the services of professional educators, law enforcement personnel and others. But none of the ideas really evolved into the type of program originally envisioned when the Foundation was first approved. Until now. Having changed its name to the “Masonic Children’s Foundation” it is now providing what is known as the “Chips” program, which is short for the “Child Identification Protection Program”. The Foundation has developed a comprehensive CHIP program that is licensed explicitly to and is the property of the Foundation. This means that the Missouri Lodges now have this Free Community Service Program to offer to the general public. Each child is provided a “Recovery Kit” which contains a digital Computer Disk that is compatible with the Amber Alert System and contains important information concerning the child, including emergency contacts, digital photographs and


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

15

fingerprints, plus a hard copy color print summarizing this information, two laminated photo ID cards, a “bite wafer” with full dental impression which provides both DNA and a Scent, and, finally, a brochure explaining the Program and offering helpful tips for protecting children. The children participate in the program by appearing at an event sponsored by the Foundation or local Lodge. There is no cost to the child or the child’s family. Personally, I am very excited about this program and its prospects for the future. It has been this year a prime example of one of my most cherished objectives as your Grand Master: getting our Lodges and our members active in local communities so that the public may again understand the great work that we do and understand how the Masons improve lives and communities. I think the Report of the Masonic Children’s Foundation for this year states it best: The MOCHIP Program is proving to be an effective outreach resource for Missouri Masons when Lodges sponsor MOCHIP events, demonstrating first hand that “Freemasons are helping children” and making a difference for their local communities. MOCHIP provides an excellent opportunity and venue for Lodge Members to utilize their talents and energies in getting Masonry into the public eye, as they involve law enforcement, dentists, nurses, EMT, school administrators, teachers, and other professionals in the delivery of this Program. This Program was started by the Foundation last year under the leadership of RWB Larry Reynolds, now our Senior Grand Deacon. This year, its first full year of implementation, how successful was the program? Under the leadership of President Gail Turner our Junior Grand Deacon, the Foundation conducted 42 events and identified nearly 7,000 children all across our State. When you think there are only 52 weeks in a year, 42 events is truly an astounding number. It is all the more remarkable that these events have been conducted totally with volunteers, and ,while they had help from dozens of volunteers from local Lodges along the way, it is very clear that the main credit for the success of this Program belongs to the four members of the Foundation Board, who devoted a tremendous amount of their time and talents to this Program to benefit children and, in doing so, extended the presence of Freemasonry in communities all across Missouri. I would ask the Board Members of the Foundation to stand so that the appreciation of the Brethren may be extended to them. THE MASONIC HOME: No Grand Master’s Address would be complete without a portion devoted our great charity The Masonic Home of Missouri. I fully realize, of course, that the President of the Home Board, RWB Berger will be delivering his President’s Home Report this afternoon, which will detail for you the great works of the Home, and yet, no Grand Master can conclude his term without some reflection on the Home. When I mentioned earlier about seeing the realization of benefits from the difficult decisions of the past, the Home is a notable example. Nearly twenty years ago, the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home recognized the changing nature of health care and the consequent changing needs of our membership and set the Home on the path of assisting eligible members in their own


16

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

communities through the great innovation of the Outreach Program. We all know that those issues and proposals were controversial, which was clearly evident from the discussions and debates, and that changing the nature of the Home after a century of quality service would not be easy. And, frankly, given the importance the Membership places on the Home, it was heartening to witness the energy and attention which the proposals engendered. But look where those difficult decisions have taken us. Through the great innovation of the Outreach Program, the Social Services Program, the Home in Kansas City, the Children’s Outreach Program, the Partnership to Help School children we are reaching people and communities that we could only have dreamed of a generation ago. Today, the Masonic Home of Missouri is expanding both the services it provides as well as the group of people who are eligible for its services, and, consequently, the Home is helping more people in more places lead better lives than has been true in the entire history of the Masonic Home. Through your strong support, the Masonic Home of Missouri is leading the Country in providing services in the 21st century. Because of the progressive leadership of the Fraternity and the incessant demand from the Membership that the Home be the beacon of hope on which some of our most vulnerable members and their families rely, the Home is quickly becoming a role model for other Masonic Homes around the Country. Our staff receives inquiries and visits from other Homes to learn how Missouri has transformed itself into a modern service providing role model. At the Conference of Grand Masters of North America this coming February in Vancouver, your Masonic Home has been asked to put on a major presentation of the workings of the Home here in Missouri. Not a “break out� session, but as part of the main Agenda for the Conference so that all of the jurisdictions at one time can learn from the example and experiences of the Masonic Home of Missouri. Given that it is widely acknowledged that imitation is the highest form of flattery, you should all be, as I certainly am, proud of what has transpired and, just as important, proud of all that the Home will be accomplishing in the years to come. I have had the great fortune in my life of serving on many boards and commissions, yet I can tell you plainly that I have served on no Board whose work I have found more rewarding or whose members were more dedicated and passionate about its mission. In working on the Home Board, I have made some of the best friends I will ever know and with whom I can say I am proud of the work of the Home and that our time there has been very fulfilling and worthwhile. Because of the devotion of the Home Board and the dedication of the membership year after year, the lives of so many members of our Masonic Family have been improved and the hearts and minds of all of us have been enriched for all time. GRAND LODGE OFFICE: It is difficult to state with words how proud I am of the operations of the Grand Lodge office, not just this year, but for all of the years I have been in the Line and watched the evolution of the office over the past decade under the leadership of our Grand Secretary. In the Spring of 1997, MWB Don Scott, DGM Jeff Nations, Senior Grand Warden Steve Toybes and the rest of the Officers encountered one of the most difficult decisions to face them: a new Grand Secretary was needed. Aided by a committee to assist them, and after an extensive search, they decided that the office of Grand Secretary, like so many other aspects of our Fraternity, would


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

17

have to be modernized and that we needed a man with a progressive vision, an ability to deal with adversity, extraordinary management abilities, and, most importantly, could pretend with unusual dexterity to be the boss in an office filled with women. Fortunately, they found such a man in Kirksville, Missouri. Our Grand Secretary, now in his tenth year of service, has more than exceeded the high expectations for which his services were requested. RWB Miller, or, as we call him, “The Old Coach”, has brought an unusual combination of business principles coupled with the necessary compassion and understanding to deal with a volunteer charitable organization which has 50,000 members and more than 350 Lodges spread all across Missouri. Throughout the year I have received many compliments about RWB Miller and the Grand Lodge Office and I always say, “Tell Ron.” Now is your chance to express your appreciation to our Grand Secretary and the tremendous work of the Grand Lodge office staff. Sitting to my right is our Grand Treasurer, W. Marion Luna from Piedmont. You all know Marion for his many years of devotion to the Grand Lodge and, more specifically, to the Brethren of this state. I say that because the distinction has always been of paramount importance to Marion. It is probably safe to say, although I may get in trouble for saying it, that I know of no individual who has been less influenced by “official titles” and “trappings of office” than Marion. He seeks only to be known for what he is: a representative of the Brethren and a watchdog for their interests. He has been excelling at this calling now for many years. I also want to point out to you something that, knowing Marion, he is probably not even aware of. Marion was first elected Grand Secretary on Monday, September 24, 1979, at the Annual Communication in St. Louis, and has now served 27 straight years as an elected Grand Lodge Officer. When Marion is re-elected later today as Grand Treasurer, it will, of course, mark his 28th election to that position. It appears from the records of the Grand Lodge that his 28th election will tie him with former Grand Secretary John Vancil for 2nd place on the list of most elections as a Grand Lodge Officer for the State of Missouri. The record for elections to Grand Lodge Office in the Grand Lodge of Missouri appears to be 29 and is held by RWB E.E. Morris, who was elected Grand Secretary every year from 1925 to his last election in 1953. Brethren, Marion is one of the pillars of our Fraternity who has served the Brethren of this State faithfully and fitfully for more than a quarter of a century, and I have no doubt that in the not too distant future, you will be looking at the man who has served this Fraternity as an elected Officer longer than any other person in the entire history of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Marion, Right Worshipful Sir, I will say to you that for myself and for the Brethren I thank you for your nearly unparalleled devotion to the Brethren, for your commitment to the Grand Lodge, and, on a personal note, for the friendship and the many kindnesses you have shown me over the years. Brethren, it’s time to give a big “thank you” to RWB Marion Luna! Seated opposite me and diplomatically maintaining his stoicism as he witnesses the Ritual Work of the Grand Lodge Officers, is our Grand Lecturer Randy Jones. I would certainly be remiss if I did not say to you what a pleasure it has been to work with RWB Jones these past five years and how much he personally adds to our many successes. He has presided over great changes himself as the Grand Lodge adopted and implemented the Regional Grand Lecturer concept under his watch. It is probably fair to say that RWB Jones


18

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

visits more Lodges and attends more Masonic meetings than any other Grand Lodge Officer, and I assure you that the Grand Lodge and its Members are enriched because RWB Jones has shared, and continues to share so much of himself with all of us. He deserves your gratitude and appreciation for his superior work on behalf of all of us. COMMUNITY SERVICE Brethren, we have experienced a year in which our attention and our energies have been devoted to the continuing rejuvenation of Masonry throughout the State of Missouri. From the Platte region to the boot heel, men are being drawn into our Lodges in numbers that we haven’t seen in more than a generation. The rejuvenation of our Fraternity in so many areas of our state coincides with, as I said earlier, one of my most cherished objectives as your Grand Master: to make our Lodges and our members more active and more visible leaders in our communities. It has longed seemed to me that the great works of our Fraternity go unnoticed by the general public not because the public is indifferent, but because we have been keeping our good works from the public attention for too long. In so many of our communities the Lodge Hall is one of the most prominent structures and is often located at or near the center of town. But in far too many instances in recent decades, only a tiny portion of the general public had so much as a remote notion of who the Masons are and what a difference for the better they can make in a community. Because of your work and your devotion, this is beginning to change. In a world where there is relentless competition for the public attention, Lodges across our state are again putting themselves in the forefront in their communities and are again seeing the many benefits of doing so. Members are joining community organizations again, volunteering their time for civic endeavors, and lending a much needed helping hand not just to the Members of the Lodge, but to the public in general. Predictably, the public, in turn, is becoming reacquainted with the Fraternity and rediscovering how beneficial our Fraternity is for every community and every person it touches. The connection between community service and Masonry is so simple, yet for too long it has been overlooked. When one considers that this country was founded largely by Masons who believed deeply in the principles of our Fraternity and wrote those principles into the founding documents of our country, it takes precious little imagination to understand why the United States is the greatest country the world has known. Belief in God. Belief in freedom. Belief in brotherly love. Belief in truth. These are as timeless as they are perfect. With such basic and timeless principles as a cornerstone, our forefathers founded what is, in fact, the first country based on the great truth that the rights of man come not from the beneficence of government, but directly from the hand of God. These beliefs inspired this country, and this country has become the beacon of hope and freedom around the world. We dare never forget that we are the beneficiaries of the commitments and sacrifices of that revolutionary generation, and every generation since who have given “the last full measure of devotion� in defense of these great principles. The principles that inspired our forefathers continue to inspire us today. For centuries, the Masons have been leaders around the world and our commitment and our desire to lead our communities and our world so that our children and


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

19

grandchildren live in a better world than the one we have now should burn inside each one of us. Unlike the heroes from long ago, we are not called upon to lead a revolution to free our country from tyranny, but we are called upon to stand up everyday and be counted for all that is good and right and to defend our principles to the last man. When we do so, we improve our lives, our families, our communities, and our world. It has been our calling for more than two centuries, and it will be our calling to the last generation. CONCLUSION Brethren, in reviewing the State of the Craft, I will tell you plainly standing here this morning, that I am very optimistic about the future of our Fraternity in Missouri. But I will also caution you that our future will only remain bright, and we will only be able to see successive generations inherit this great Fraternity if we remain diligent and progressive in our approach to our many challenges. Remember always that our challenges have not dissipated and that those who would, through ignorance or malevolence, oppose our Fraternity and its great works have not diminished. The important lesson to learn is that working together our collective talents and energies are more than equal to the challenges that face us. Brethren, taken together, we have arrived at a point in our history which could only have dreamed of a generation ago. Stability in membership, increases in Degree work, expansion of services, increased public awareness, rejuvenation of the spirit of our Craft. All have shared in the labors which have brought about this rejuvenation, and all are justly entitled to share in the credit and the glory that we have lived to see these days. In closing, let me observe that it was 35 years ago this week that Most Worshipful Grand Master Tom Davis from Piedmont asked my Dad, Gus O. Nations, to join the Advancing Line. With the appointment of my brother, Jeff, to the Line and then me, we have been the beneficiaries of unparalleled kindness at the hands of our Fraternity. For 26 of the past 35 years, the Line has included a man with my last name. Each of us has felt acutely the responsibility of the great tradition of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, and each of us will be forever grateful for the privileges our Fraternity has afforded us. As my time as your Grand Master draws to a close, I want you to know that I will always remember the incomparable hospitality and the innumerable kindnesses you have shown my family and me, that I will always remember the Lodges I have visited over the years and the many friends I have had the great fortune to make along the way, and that I will always be grateful for the privilege of serving as your Grand Master. Thank you all very much. John M. Nations Grand Master


20

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

GRAND MASTER’S ITINERARY (2005 - 2006) Date 09/27/05 09/29/05 09/30/05 10/05/05 10/05/05 10/05/05 10/09/05 10/12/05 10/13/05 10/14/05 10/15/05 10/15/05 10/15/05 10/16/05 10/17/05 10/18/05 10/18/05 10/21/05 10/22/05 10/22/05 10/24/05 10/25/05 10/30/05 11/02/05 11/04/05 11/08/05 10/14/05 10/16/05 11/18/05 11/19/05 11/21/05 11/28/05 11/28/05 11/28/05 12/01/05 11/02/05 12/07/05 12/12/05 12/12/05 12/13/05 12/17/05 12/17/05

Description Grand Lodge Annual Communication in Columbia, Missouri Conference with Robert W. Cockerham, Executive Officer for Missouri DeMolay; St. Louis. Meeting with Deputy Grand Master M. Robert Berger; St. Louis Meeting with Grand Pursuivant David W. Haywood; St. Louis Meeting with Deputy Grand Master M. Robert Berger; St. Louis Meeting with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller, St. Louis Attend Easter Star Grand Session; Columbia Meeting with Robert W. Cockerham, Executive Officer for Missouri DeMolay; St. Louis Meeting with Grand Pursuivant David W. Haywood; St. Louis Meeting with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; Columbia Attend Scottish Rite Reunion honoring James Cockerham; St. Louis Attend DeMolay Class honoring Grand Master; St. Louis Official Visit and Installation of Officers at Branson Lodge #587; Branson Meeting with Senior Grand Warden Bruce R. Austin; St. Louis Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Conference with District Deputy Grand Master Fred Foster Meeting with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller and Grand Pursuivant David W. Haywood; Columbia Attend Annual Grand Master’s Breakfast; Kansas City Conference with Deputy Grand Master M. Robert Berger, Senior Grand Warden Bruce R. Austin, Junior Grand Warden Rocky Weaver; and Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; Columbia Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Attend Webster Groves Lodge #84; Webster Groves Attend Algabil-Freedom Annual Grand Master Breakfast; St. Louis Attend Gavel Club; St. Louis Receive DeMolay Legion Of Honor at Scottish Rite Cathedral; St. Louis Attend reception for Grand Master at Webster Groves Lodge #84; Webster Groves Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Conference with Grand Pursuivant David W. Haywood; St. Louis Attend Eastern Star reception for Amy Tripi; O’Fallon Masonic Home Board Meeting; O’Fallon Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Conference with Grand Pursuivant David W. Haywood; St. Louis Attend Gray Summit Lodge Ransom Breuer Association Dinner; Gray Summit Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; Columbia Official visit to Nodaway Lodge #470;Maryville, Missouri Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Meeting with Deputy Grand Master M. Robert Berger; St. Louis Meeting with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Attend Webster Groves Lodge # 84; Webster Groves Attend meeting of Committee on Relief and Charity; Columbia Attend Grand Lodge Line Officers meeting; Columbia


2006 01/05/06 01/09/06 01/09/06 01/16/06 01/18/06 01/20/06 01/25/06 01/28/06 01/31/06 02/01/06 02/01/06 02/08/06 02/10/06 02/15/06 02/18/06 02/19/06 02/20/06 02/21/06 02/25/06 02/25/06 03/09/06 03/13/06 03/14/06 03/16/06 03/25/06 03/26/06 03/27/06 03/27/06 03/29/06 03/31/06 04/06/06 04/18/06 04/25/06 04/26/06 04/26/06 04/29/06 04/29/06

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

21

Meeting with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Meeting with Deputy Grand Master M. Robert Berger; St. Louis Meeting with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Meeting with Deputy Grand Master M. Robert Berger and Senior Grand Warden Bruce R. Austin Meeting with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller and Amy Tripi; St. Louis Meeting with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Attend District 22 Joint meeting of Nine Lodges; Centralia, Missouri Attend Jewell Lodge Annual Coon Dinner; Pleasant Hill Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Attend Eighteenth District School of Instruction at Sheffield Lodge #625; Kansas City Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Attend dinner and meeting of Fellowship Lodge #345 with Grand Master of Kansas and Grand Master of Oklahoma; Joplin Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Travel to Nashville, Tennessee for Annual Conference of Grand Master’s of North America Conference of Grand Master’s of North America; Nashville, Tennessee Conference of Grand Master’s of North America; Nashville, Tennessee Conference of Grand Master’s of North America; Nashville, Tennessee Masonic Home Board Meeting; Columbia Masonic Youth Day; Kingdom City Official visit to Wayne Lodge #526; Piedmont Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Attend party honoring Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller at Rose Hill Masonic Temple; St. Louis Speaker at Webster Groves Chamber of Commerce at the Webster Groves Masonic Temple; Webster Groves Masonic Home Board Meeting; Kansas City Attend 100th Anniversary Celebration for St. Clair Lodge #575; St. Clair Conference with Deputy Grand Master M. Robert Berger regarding Masonic Museum; St. Louis Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Conference with Deputy Grand Master M. Robert Berger; St. Louis Present 50 year jewel to Past Grand Master Fielding Poe at Beacon Masonic Temple; St. Louis Attend 5000th meeting of Tuscan Lodge; St. Louis Official visit to Polar Star/Rose Hill Lodge; St. Louis Meeting with Deputy Grand Master M. Robert Berger, Senior Grand Warden Bruce R. Austin, and Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Meeting with Grand Lodge Officers and Officers of GardenvilleCache Lodge; St. Louis Masonic Home Board Meeting; St. Louis Dinner in connection with the Grand Master Breakfast; St. Louis


22 04/30/06 05/02/06 05/03/06 05/04/06 05/09/06 05/15/06 05/19/06 05/19/06 05/20/06 05/20/06 05/20/06 05/23/06 05/24/06 05/28/06 06/05/06 06/14/06 06/18/06 06/20/06 06/22/06 06/24/06 06/24/06 06/27/06 07/01/06 07/03/06 07/05/06 07/05/06 07/06/06 07/07/06 07/07/06 07/08/06 07/08/06 07/08/06 07/09/06 07/14/06 07/15/06 07/19/06 07/31/06 07/31/06 08/02/06 08/02/06 08/03/06 08/03/06 08/05/06 08/07/06 08/10/06 08/12/06 08/14/06 08/14/06 08/15/06

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Annual Grand Master Breakfast; St. Louis Meeting with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Meeting with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Official visit to Charleston Lodge; Charleston Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; Columbia Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Attend 141st Assembly of Grand Council of Cryptic Masons; Jefferson City Meeting with Grand Lodge Officers; Columbia Masonic Home Board Meeting; Columbia Samuel Smith Stewart Trust Committee Meeting; Columbia Samuel Smith Stewart Trust Banquet; Columbia Meeting with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Meeting with Grand Pursuivant David W. Haywood; St. Louis Attend Missouri DeMolay State Conclave; Jefferson City Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Attend funeral for Past Grand Master J. Edward Blinn; Marshfield Dinner and Grand Session for Job’s Daughters; Jefferson City Masonic Home Board Meeting; Farmington Proceeded Dedication of new St. Francois County Court House; Farmington Annual Past Master’s Night at Webster Groves Lodge #84; Webster Groves Grand Assembly of Rainbow For Girls; Springfield Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller Attend Gavel Club; St. Louis Conduct funeral services for R. W. B. Burt Thacker; St. Charles Travel to Branson for Family Weekend Grand Lodge Family Weekend; Branson Grand Lodge Officers Weekend; Branson Grand Lodge Family Weekend; Branson Masonic Home Board Meeting; Branson Grand Lodge Officers Weekend; Branson Grand Lodge Family Weekend; Branson Conference with Amy Tripi; St. Louis Dinner at Scottish Rite for Erica Wallace; Jr. Miss Missouri; Columbia Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller Meeting with Deputy Grand Master M. Robert Berger Meeting with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller Attend Gavel Club; St. Louis Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller Dinner and official to St. Francois Lodge; Libertyville Meeting of the Grand Lodge Committee on Ways and Means; Columbia Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller Conference with Deputy Grand Master M. Robert Berger Masonic Youth Day at the Masonic Complex; Columbia Conference with Deputy Grand Master M. Robert Berger Meeting at Commerce Bank regarding distributions; St. Louis Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller


2006 08/09/06 08/23/06 09/01/06 09/09/06 09/21/06 09/22/06 09/23/06 09/23/06 09/24/06 09/25/06 09/26/06

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

23

Attend meeting of the Grand Lodge Committee on Jurisprudence; Columbia Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Conference with Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller; St. Louis Attend meeting of Job’s Daughters Bethel #5; Kirkwood Grand Lodge Meetings; Columbia Grand Lodge Meetings; Columbia Masonic Home Board Meeting; Columbia Dinner of Masonic Home Truman Club; Columbia Grand Lodge Annual Communication; Columbia Grand Lodge Annual Communication; Columbia Grand Lodge Annual Communication; Columbia

ELECTIONS FOR THE MASONIC HOME BOARD OF DIRECTIONS R.W. Brother Berger informed the members of the Grand Lodge of the need for an election of two new board members for the term that just ended. M.W. Nations announced that nominations would now be in order for the Masonic Home Board of Directors. M.W. Glenn E. Means nominated Larry Harman. M.W. William H Chapman nominated John Siscel. M.W. P. Vincent Kinkead nominated Frederick H. Neal. Most Worshipful Grand Master John M. Nations called for a ballot in which each member of Grand Lodge were asked to write two names to be nominated to the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home. Ballots were collected and tabulated and it was announced that Larry Harman and John Siscel were elected to serve on the Board of Directors. M.W. Nations introduced Most Worshipful Brother Joe B. Lewis, Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Prince Hall of the State of Missouri. Led by our Senior Grand Marshal, the Brethren saluted M.W. Brother Lewis with Grand Honors. Right Worshipful Brother Ronald Jones introduced and presented the Grand Lodge Officers of Prince Hall. The were escorted to their seats by way of the East. M.W. Brother Joe B. Lewis-Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall of the State of Missouri M.W. Brother Bill Graham-Past Grand Master and Grand Treasurer M.W. Brother Lucas Lowry-Past Grand Master R.W. .Brother Mike Johnson-Junior Grand Warden R. W. Brother Theopolis Charles-Grand Secretary Charles Alexandar-Past Master and Deputy of the Orient Byron Ham-Past Master M.W. Brother Joe B. Lewis, responded to the welcome for the Most Worshipful Prince Hall of the State of Missouri


24

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

MASONIC SERVICE PRESENTATION M.W. Nations introduced M.W. P Vincent Kinkead who serves as the president of the Masonic Service Association of North America. M.W. Kinkead presented on behalf of M.W. Richard E. Fletcher, PGM and Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association a Certificate of Recognition to M.W. Grand Master Elmer E. Revelle. CALLED FROM LABOR The Grand Lodge was called from Labor 12:00 Noon MONDAY AFTERNOON, 1:00 P.M. INTRODUCTIONS ADOPTIVE BODIES M.W. Brother Nations directed Right Worshipful Brother Jon Broyles, Senior Grand Marshal to introduce and present the Adoptive Bodies . Alice Williams, Worthy Grand Matron, Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star Elmer E. Dixson, Worthy Grand Patron, Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star Ellen Watts Grand Royal Matron, Grand Court of Missouri, Order of the Amaranth Cecil Tinin, Grand Royal Patron, Grand Court of Missouri, Order of the Amaranth Katie Rodemacher, Grand Bethel Honored Queen, Jobs Daughters Grand Guardian Council of Missouri Helen Kramer, Grand Guardian, Jobs Daughters Grand Guardian Council of Missouri Ginny Goede, Grand Secretary, Jobs Daughters International Robert Cockerham, Executive Officer of Missouri, International Order of DeMoly in Missouri Justin Absheer, State Master Councilor, International Order of DeMolay in Missouri Corey Meyer, Deputy Master Councilor, International Order of DeMolay in Missouri Samantha Stutzman, Grand Worthy Advisory, International Order of Rainbow for Girls Tina Benefield, Assistant to the Supreme Inspector of the State of Missouri, International Order of Rainbow for Girls INTRODUCTIONS MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI Deputy Grand Master M. Robert Berger introduced the following: Karin Bell, Executive Director, Masonic Home of Missouri Audrey Dugan, President, OES Advisory Board Janice Bledsoe, Secretary, OES Advisory Board Donna Jackson, Treasurer, OES Advisory Board


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

25

CALLED TO LABOR The Grand Lodge was called to labor at 1:30 p.m. REPORT OF THE MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI PRESIDENT Our Mission: To provide the best quality of life for those eligible adults and children who request our assistance. As President of the Board, it was an exciting year for the Masonic Home. So many new endeavors have been put before us, and I am pleased to say we are being successful in every avenue. Outreach & Social Services

After the unveiling of the Masonic Home video last year at the Annual Communications, our Outreach Services has again increased the number of brothers, sisters, and children that we are providing financial assistance for. By bringing awareness to our fraternity of the many ways we are able to provide services to membership, the staff of the Home received numerous referrals of those who may need our assistance. For the fiscal year of 2006, the Masonic Home assisted 164 adults and 11 Masonic Children. This was an increase from the previous year of 31%. The Creating a Partnership program is in its fourth year and has grown tremendously. This past year, the program doubled to ninety one schools participating and the Home and Lodges financially assisting 3,422 students. The Masonic Home provided over $1.1 million dollars in direct unreimbursed expenses to Missouri Master Masons, their wives, widows, children, as well as children of the community through our Outreach Services and Children’s Programs. We are still providing for two living Life Care Residents. One lives in the St. Louis Area and the other in the Kansas City Area. Both are doing very well at their facilities. As the word of our Outreach Program reaches other jurisdictions, the Masonic Home of Missouri has been asked to once again share the success of our programs at the Grand Master’s Conference of North America in Portland, Oregon in February 2007. Karin Bell, Executive Director, and Barbara Ramsey, Director of Outreach Services will present the program to the entire conference which includes all US jurisdictions, Mexico and Canada. As President of the Masonic Home, I received a phone call from Rick Swaney from the State of Illinois, asking if we would send a representative from the Masonic Home to explain our Outreach Program and other services that had made us successful. We did that and have since received call from Michigan Masonic Home who will be coming to Columbia in August to visit with our staff. Additionally, we have received calls from the States of Montana, Virginia, Maryland and New York. What an accomplishment for the Masonic Home to be recognized and honored for the services we provide to our membership. Our fraternity should be extremely proud of their charity. Kansas City Residential Care Facility The census at our Residential Living Facility located on Bannister Road in Kansas City has been stable for the past year. Typically, there are only one or


26

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

two rooms available. Inquiries have increased tremendously and members from out of state are returning to Missouri to move to our Home. This year, the Kansas City facility is celebrating their 20th Anniversary. June 2006 marks a milestone of providing, caring and sharing to all that have lived there over the past twenty years. On November 4, 2006, the Masonic Home will host a 20th Anniversary Celebration. I encourage everyone to visit our wonderful Home in Kansas City and see what your hard work, financial support and volunteering has accomplished over the years. The Masonic Home continues to offer a loving, homelike environment for our brothers and sisters who have chosen to live the Masonic Way; while our staff continues to cater to their every need under the Administrator, Kathryn Johnson, who celebrated her 11th anniversary as an employee with the Home. Feasibility Study for Eastern Missouri Several years ago, the Board of Directors authorized a feasibility study to be performed to evaluate the need for expansion of services on the eastern side of the state. As of this writing, the study is in its third phase. Seven members of the Board and the Executive Director have worked diligently with consultants to explore the potential of building a facility in St. Charles County area. The Committee has traveled to St. Louis regularly to locate property or to meet with experts regarding the viability of having a facility on the east side of the state. It is important that the Board of Directors have all the information available to them before they are able to make an informed decision whether to proceed further. Through this process, we have learned many of the limitations that are put onto healthcare organizations by the State of Missouri; such as restrictions as to where you can build and what type of services you can provide. While trying to work in the confines of these limitations, we continue to investigate all the options. Further complicating the process is the ability to locate property in an appropriate location for a facility. Land is a premium in the St. Charles area and it would require a minimum of 20 acres in a residential area. Lastly, construction cost has proven to be extremely high. Without the commitment of the membership that they would be willing to support a facility, it is a difficult financial decision that is placed before the Board. We will continue to do due diligence as we continue to work this process. Masonic Museum and Library nd

At the 182 Annual Communications of Grand Lodge, Bylaw changes were passed to have the Masonic Museum and Library placed under the Masonic Home of Missouri. After receiving approval from the Internal Revenue Service that a Museum and Library are consistence with the history and purposes of the Masonic Home of Missouri, the project was started. On February 25, 2006, a luncheon was held for the Board Members to unveil the first exhibition of the Masonic Museum. As Board Members and the Museum and Library Committee strolled through the displays, the rich history of the Masonic Home and Missouri Freemasonry engulfed us. What wonderful charitable work we have done over the past 116 years to aid our orphans, brothers, and sisters and provide them with the services and facilities that they called Home. It was amazing to see how Cindee Herrick, Museum Curator designed and displayed the rich history of our Masonic charity. From the depression era, where the children at the Masonic Home were swimming in


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

27

an inground pool, to the boys who grew up at the Home went off to war to fight for our freedom, through our current Outreach Program showing smiling faces of the children and adults that we are assisting in a variety of ways. We have hired a firm to continue the design of the construction of future exhibits of the Masonic Museum. There is so much history out there showing the philanthropic nature of Masons and Eastern Star members in Missouri. It will be challenging to display all the charitable work that Freemasonry has done throughout our history. At this year’s Grand Lodge Session, displays will be available for everyone to see conceptual drawings of our future exhibits. Lodges and Chapters will be celebrated for their support of the Masonic Home, as well as individuals who have contributed to our success. The Museum will take approximately two years for completion. The Library will be in the planning stages within the next year. The Library and Museum Committee recommended that the Museum be the first priority since there were so many stories through our Masonic history that were ready to be shared. We anticipate that the Museum will bring in many visitors to the Masonic Complex, from historians of Freemasonry to school age children who are learning about our Founding Fathers or Harry S Truman, PGM. When the resolution was passed at the 181st Annual Communications of the Grand Lodge to establish the Museum and Library, it was also a commitment from the fraternity that it would be financially supported. A campaign to raise the funds to support the Museum and Library will be undertaken by the Masonic Home beginning this October. I encourage all of the Brethren and Lodges to assist in providing the financial support it will take to accomplish this goal. Financial Stability We know the financial needs for our charitable programs will continue to grow in the future as we continue to look toward expanding our services and programs. To meet the rising cost of health care that will affect our aging membership, as well as the cost to maintain our facility, we continue to demonstrate prudent fiscal management and conservative investment strategies. The goal of the Masonic Home of Missouri is to be financial stable to meet the future needs of our brothers and sisters and their dependents. The Masonic Home annual expenses for fiscal year 2006 exceeded $4.8 million dollars. Sixty percent (76%) of those expenses were attributed directly for our programs and services provided to our membership and other charitable goals. Our Administrative expenses and Development/PR were approximately eleven (11%) and four (4%) respectfully. As in previous years, we once again show a net surplus due to the good stewardship displayed in managing the investments and funds of the Masonic Home. This prudent fiscal management will assist in securing a financial future for programs and services of the Home for many years to come. The detailed annual audit of the Masonic Home follows this report. Staff I would also like to acknowledge the staff of the Masonic Home of Missouri. It is through this dedicated and professional staff employed at the Home that the programs and facility are well managed and operated. We are extremely blessed that all the employees of the Home have the commitment to providing the compassion, attention, and services to our membership, as if they were their own families. Finding excellent staff in the health care field has always


28

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

been a challenge. By employing highly skilled professional staff, we ensure our residents in the Kansas City facility of the Masonic Home are well care for and our programs run from the Corporate Office in Columbia exceed the expectations of our membership. I wish to express my gratitude for the hard work of both the Masonic Home Staff and the Board of Directors. I especially would like to acknowledge Bro. Marvin Mendenhall and RWB James Snavely, who will be leaving the Board this year after serving their four year term. I am grateful to have served with you. The fraternity will forever be grateful for your contribution to our ONE GREAT CHARITY, the Masonic Home of Missouri.


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

REPORT OF MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI JUNE 30-2006

29


30

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

31


32

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

33


34

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

35


36

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

37


38

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

39


40

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

41


42

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

43


44

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

45


46

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

BY-LAWS MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI ARTICLE I – MEMBERSHIP Section 1. The Masonic Home of Missouri shall be governed by the Board of Directors as prescribed by the Articles of Incorporation. The Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri shall possess and may exercise any and all powers and authorities and take any and all actions permitted under the laws of the State of Missouri as are normally possessed by corporations and not-forprofit corporations, together with any and all other powers and authorities that exist for Pro Forma Not-For-Profit corporations as they presently exist, or as may hereafter be provided by law. Section 2. In the event of the occurrence of any one or more vacancies among the Eight (8) Elected At Large Members of the Board of Directors between Annual Communications of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, the remaining Members of the Board of Directors, whether or not the same constitutes a quorum but in no event less than Three (3) persons, shall fill such vacancy or vacancies by a majority vote of the Members present at any Regular or Special Meeting of the Board of Directors, with the person so appointed serving until the next Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. In the event of any one or more vacancies among the Five (5) Members of the Board who are Members of the Advancing Line of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, then the vacancy or vacancies shall be filled by the Officers of the Advancing Line of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri by advancing as many of such Officers of the Advancing Line in accordance with the priority of their respective Offices to succeed to higher Office so as to fill such positions or positions until the next Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. Section 3. No Member of the Board of Directors shall be eligible to reside at any facility owned or operated by the Masonic Home of Missouri, nor shall any Member of the Board of Directors be eligible for the receipt of assistance from the Masonic Home of Missouri through the Outreach Services Program or in any other manner while such person is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri. Section 4. No Member of the Board of Directors shall be eligible to be or to become an Employee or otherwise compensated consultant for the Masonic Home of Missouri for a period of Twelve (12) months after the end of the tenure of such person as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri. ARTICLE II – MEETINGS Section 1. The Annual Organizational Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri shall be held on the day of or on the day following the adjournment of the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. The Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri shall be held on a date designated by the President, or in his absence or inability to act, the VicePresident, within the Ten (10) day period immediately preceding the opening of the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. In addition to the Two (2) specified Meetings of


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

47

the Board of Directors, the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri shall meet on at least Eleven (11) additional days in a like number of months between Annual Communications of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. The Two (2) specified Meetings of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri shall be held in the City where the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri is held. All other Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at a place or places designated by the President of the Board of Directors, or in his absence or inability to act, as designated by the Vice-President. In the event that no Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri is held in any One (1) or more years, then the President of the Board of Directors, or in his absence or inability to act, the Vice-President of the Board of Directors, shall designate a time and place for the purposes of holding the Two (2) designated Annual Meetings of the Board of Directors during the month of September, which said Meetings may in such event, be combined for purposes of compliance with these By-Laws. All Members of the Board shall serve until their respective successors in office are either duly elected or appointed. At the discretion of the President of the Board of Directors, or in his absence or inability to act, the Vice-President of the Board of Directors, any Meeting of the Board of Directors, whether Regular or Special, may be held by means of conference telephone call or any other form or type of communications equipment whereby all persons participating in such Meeting can hear and converse with one another, except in matters of suspension or termination of an Officer or the Executive Director which requires the Board of Directors to convene at the time and place designated. Participation in or attendance at any Meeting of the Board of Directors shall constitute presence of such person or persons at such Meeting or Meetings of the Board of Directors. No Member of the Board of Directors may vote or otherwise participate by means of a Proxy or similar mechanism other than physical presence at such a Meeting or participation by personal participation in such a telephone conference call or other similar medium. Section 2. Special Meetings of the Board of Directors may be held at any time for the purpose or purposes stated in the call upon the call of the President of the Board of Directors, or in his absence or inability to act, the Vice-President. If Three (3) or more Members of the Board of Directors request in writing that a Special Meeting be held, then the President, or in the event of his absence or inability to act, the Vice-President, shall call a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors designating the time, place, and purpose or purposes of the call, the same to be called and designated within Three (3) weeks of the receipt of the written request for the calling of a Special Meeting. Section 3. Notice to All Members of the Board of Directors of any Regular or Special Meeting of the Board shall be given by United States Mail, postage prepaid, at least Five (5) days prior to the holding of such Meeting. The Notice shall be deemed to have been received in the due course of the mail upon deposit or delivery of the said Notice into the United States Mail. Section 4. The Annual Organizational Meeting of the Board of Directors following the Adjournment of the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri or at such date fixed by the President or Vice-President of the Board of Directors, if no such Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri is held, shall be the Annual Meeting for the


48

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

election of Officers of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri and for the selection and appointment of all Standing Committees. Section 5. A quorum of the Board of Directors for all purposes other than the filling of any one or more vacancies in the Membership of the Board of Directors, or the hiring or termination of the Executive Director, shall be a majority of the Members of the Board of Directors at a Regular or Special Meeting called for that purpose. A majority vote of the Members present at any such Meeting shall be sufficient to determine all issues coming before the Board of Directors at any such Meeting, whether Regular or Special. ARTICLE III – OFFICERS, STAFF AND THEIR DUTIES Section 1. The Officers of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri shall be: the President of the Board of Directors; Vice-President of the Board of Directors; Treasurer of the Board of Directors; and Secretary of the Board of Directors. The President and Vice-President must be Members of the Board of Directors and the Treasurer and the Secretary of the Board of Directors may but need not be Members of the Board of Directors. In the event that either the Treasurer or Secretary shall not be a Member of the Board of Directors, then such person may, but need not, receive such compensation as is provided for and determined by the Board of Directors. No Member of the Board of Directors shall receive compensation, other than reimbursement for expenses incurred for such things as meals, travel, and similar or related expenses of every kind, type, nature, and description, for services rendered to the Masonic Home of Missouri. Section 2. The President of the Board of Directors shall be the Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. The Vice-President of the Board of Directors shall be the Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. All other Officers shall be elected by the Board of Directors at the Annual Organizational Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri. Section 3. The President of the Board of Directors, or in his absence or inability to act, the Vice-President of the Board of Directors, shall be the Chairman of the Board of Directors. The President of the Board of Directors, or in his absence or inability to act, the Vice-President of the Board of Directors, shall perform such duties as usually and normally are attributed to the Office of the President of a corporation and shall execute all deeds, contracts, written instruments and perform such other functions as may be required for the effective, efficient and normal functioning of the Masonic Home of Missouri. He shall make an Annual Report of the Masonic Home of Missouri to the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free, and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri at the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge. He shall perform such other or additional duties as may from time-to-time be authorized or directed by the Board of Directors. The President of the Board of Directors shall have a vote upon all matters coming before the Board of Directors and shall be a voting Member of all Committees when he is in attendance at such Committee Meetings. Section 4. The Executive Director shall be the chief operating officer of the corporation with the responsibility for day to day operations and general supervision and control over all aspects of the Masonic Home of Missouri. The Executive Director is responsible for the hiring and dismissal of all employees, signing contracts as authorized by the Board of Directors, fiscal management,


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

49

budgeting and comply with all applicable laws and regulations. The Executive Director shall perform his or her duties in accordance with the policies set forth by the Board of Directors. Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to create any proprietary, property or other similar or related interest in and to such position or positions so created or the continuation thereof or the continuation of any employment relationship. The Executive Director shall be totally without any power or authority to create any rights in any employee that are in any manner whatsoever inconsistent with AT WILL EMPLOYMENT, shall apply to all persons employed by the Masonic Home of Missouri, whether regular employees, temporary employees, independent contractors or any other form or nature of employment whatsoever. Section 5. The Secretary of the Board of Directors shall be the custodian of all records of the Masonic Home of Missouri and shall perform such other duties as are normally and usually prescribed for the Secretary of a corporation, or as may from time-to-time be authorized by the Board of Directors. From time to time, the Board of Directors may appoint one (1) or more Assistant Secretaries and to compensate any such person for services rendered. Section 6. The Treasurer, and if elected by the Board of Directors the Assistant Treasurer, shall perform such duties as are normally and usually prescribed for the Treasurer of a corporation, or as may from time-to-time be authorized by the Board of Directors. From time to time, the Board of Directors may appoint one (1) or more Assistant Treasurers and to compensate any such person for services rendered. Section 7. The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri shall be the Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors and shall have vote upon all matters coming before the Board of Directors and shall be a voting Member of any and all Committees when he is in attendance at such Committee Meetings. ARTICLE IV – INDEMNITY BONDS & INSURANCE The Board of Directors shall arrange for and shall provide for and continuously keep and maintain in force and effect, at the sole and separate expense of the Masonic Home of Missouri, such indemnity, surety and other similar or related Bonds in such penal sum or sums as the Board may from time-to-time determine to be necessary, expedient, convenient or appropriate, conditioned upon the faithful performance of their duties and the provision of a full accounting by all persons who have, or who may have or have had, the care, custody, or control over any and all monies, funds, securities or other property or assets of the Masonic Home of Missouri. The Board of Directors shall further provide, at the sole and separate expense of the Masonic Home of Missouri, professional liability insurance for Members of the Board of Directors in the nature of errors and omissions insurance and otherwise insuring the Members of the Board of Directors against any and all claims, actions, causes of action, suits at law or in equity, and all other forms, types, natures and description of such type of action by or against the Masonic Home of Missouri, the Board of Directors, the Staff or any individual or Member thereof. The said insurance shall be in an amount set by the Board of Directors but in no event shall such amount be less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence and the same shall provide “Tail Coverage” for Members of the Board of Directors for purposes of insuring such persons against such claims as may have accrued, but not been raised, while such person or persons were Members of the Board of Directors. The Board of


50

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Directors may acquire, purchase, and maintain such other and additional bonds, sureties or insurance coverage as the Board may from time-to-time deem necessary, expedient, convenient, or appropriate. ARTICLE V – COMMITTEES AND THEIR DUTIES Section 1. The President shall appoint from the Membership of the Board of Directors the following Standing Committees of the Masonic Home of Missouri at the Annual Organizational Meeting of the Board of Directors: The Administration Committee; the Admissions & Discipline Committee; the Development Committee; the Finance Committee and the Legal Committee. The President of the Board of Directors may cause to be created from time to time any other Special Committee, which may consist either in whole or in part of such members of the Board of Directors and non members of the Board of Directors as may be deemed to be necessary, expedient, convenient or appropriate by the President. Such Special Committees shall perform such duties as may be prescribed by the President of the Board or as otherwise authorized or directed by the Board of Directors. Section 2. The Finance Committee shall review and recommend the adoption of the annual budget and shall supervise the investment and management of all assets and the fiscal affairs of the Masonic Home of Missouri. Section 3. The Administration Committee shall supervise and oversee the general management, administration, and operations of the Masonic Home of Missouri Section 4. The Admissions & Discipline Committee shall supervise and examine all proposed admissions to any and all facilities owned or operated by the Masonic Home of Missouri and shall have general oversight over the Outreach Services Program and any and all similar or related endeavors of the Masonic Home of Missouri. Section 5. The Development Committee shall have general supervision and management of the Development aspects of the Masonic Home of Missouri and shall be responsible for such matters as fund-raising and other programs designed to secure donations to or provide information concerning the Masonic Home of Missouri so as to generate revenues for the Masonic Home of Missouri. Section 6. The Legal Committee shall advise the Board of Directors upon all legal matters coming before the Board of Directors or otherwise affecting the Masonic Home of Missouri and the operation thereof. Section 7. The Chairman of any Committee may call such Special Committee Meetings as are deemed by the Chairman to be necessary, expedient, convenient or appropriate for the conduct of the business of the Committee and may incur such expenses as are reasonable and necessary for purposes of holding such Committee Meetings. The Chairman of Each Committee shall notify the Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors, the President of the Board of Directors, and the Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the calling of any such Committee Meeting not held in conjunction with a Regular or Special Meeting of the Board of Directors called by the President of the Board of Directors, or in his absence, by the Vice President, with such notification being made in writing by United States Mail, postage prepaid, at least Five (5) days prior to the holding of such Special Meeting of the Committee. Section 8. The Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors, the President of the Board of Directors and the Vice-President of the Board of Directors shall be Members of all Committees of the Board of Directors, whether Regular or


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

51

Special, and shall have a vote upon all matters not involving a conflict of interest associated with the purpose of the call of the meeting coming before the Committee when such person or persons are in attendance. Section 9. An Advisory Committee consisting of Three (3) Members, selected by the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri, shall be welcome to attend such Regular Meetings of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri as may be designated by the invitation of the President of the Board of Directors. Section 10. An Executive Committee consisting of the Grand Master, Presi dent, Vice President, Jr. Grand Warden and Sr. Grand Deacon shall have general supervision over all aspects of the Masonic Home and will be authorized to exercise policy decisions for the Board of Director during the periods that the Board is not in session. The President of the Board will be the Chairman of the Executive Committee. All actions taken by the Executive Committee shall require a majority vote of the Committee. The Executive Committee shall have exclusive responsibility for the nomination and recommendation to the Board of Directors for the hiring, suspension and termination of the Executive Director. The decision as to any such hiring, suspension or termination shall be vested exclusively in the Board of Directors ARTICLE VI – FISCAL OPERATIONS Section 1. The Funds of the Masonic Home of Missouri are: The General Fund; The Reserve Fund; The Building Fund; The Endowment Fund; The Residents’ Account; and Special Funds. Section 2. The General Fund is the operating fund of the Masonic Home of Missouri. All receipts not otherwise designated shall be deposited initially into the General Fund. Transfers may be made to and from it to the other Funds, or to the causes for which the same were collected, as may from time-to-time be authorized or directed by the Board of Directors. Section 3. The Reserve Fund consists of such assets as have been or which hereafter shall be allocated to the Reserve Fund by the Board of Directors. The purpose of the Reserve Fund is to assure the financial stability of the Masonic Home of Missouri regardless of changing business conditions. Use of the Fund is unrestricted; however, expenditures from the Fund must be authorized by Resolution of the Board of Directors presented and adopted at a Regular or Special Meeting of the Board of Directors which said Resolution shall be read at One (1) such Meeting and shall not be voted upon until the next ensuing Meeting of the Board of Directors. The income generated by the Reserve Fund shall accrue to the General Fund. Section 4. The Building Fund consists of all the assets heretofore received and designated or from time-to-time hereafter designated for building purposes. Income and receipts from the Fund may be used for purposes consistent with Article V of the Articles of Incorporation or any other permitted purpose designated by the Board of Directors. All restrictions made by devise and by bequests (either testamentary or pursuant to trust) shall be observed, performed, honored, and respected by the Board of Directors. Expenditures from the Building Fund shall be made by Resolution of the Board of Directors presented and adopted at a Regular or Special Meeting of the Board of Directors and the method for the adoption of the Resolution shall be that the Resolution is to be read at One (1) such meeting and shall not be voted upon until the next ensuing Meeting of the Board of Directors.


52

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Section 5. The Endowment Fund and all additions to it are a permanent fund. The principal may not be expended for any purpose. The income generated by the Endowment Fund shall accrue to the General Fund. Section 6. The Residents’ Account consists of monies received by residents of the Masonic Home as incidental gifts for personal use or as allowances made by the Masonic Home of Missouri Section 7. Special Funds are those held by the Masonic Home of Missouri upon such terms and conditions differing from other Funds. Separate books of account shall be kept and maintained upon each such Special Fund or may be combined, if authorized by the document or instrument creating the gift, devise, bequest, or other receipt of such funds. No gift, bequest, or other similar or related transfer of personal property shall be allocated to a special fund by the Masonic Home of Missouri until approved by the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri. No real estate shall be accepted by the Masonic Home of Missouri by gift, devise or bequest unless and until the same shall have been duly authorized and approved by Resolution of the Board of Directors. Disbursements from the accounts of the Special Funds shall be made in accordance with the terms, conditions and restrictions applicable to such Special Funds. Section 8. Contracts may be made with Banks, Trust Companies and other Financial Institutions authorized to do business in the State of Missouri for the custody and management of the assets of the various Funds of the Masonic Home of Missouri and such assets and Funds shall be held and administered under such contract or contracts subject to the Order and Direction of the Board of Directors. Any such contract or contracts shall be terminable at any time by the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri without penalty. Such contract or contracts may provide for such other and further investment counsel, advice and services as the Board of Directors may from time-to-time deem necessary, expedient or convenient. The Finance Committee of the Board of Directors shall supervise the investments, in accordance with the policies and directions of the Board of Directors. Section 9. The fiscal year of the Masonic Home of Missouri shall be as prescribed by the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri. The Staff of the Masonic Home of Missouri shall provide monthly reports to the Board of Directors reflecting the current operations and providing an accounting of all assets of the Masonic Home of Missouri. The Board of Directors shall cause all accounts and assets of the Masonic Home of Missouri to be audited annually and the audit shall be incorporated in the Report of the President of the Board of Directors to the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. Section 10. Not later than the Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri at least Three (3) months prior to the start of the next fiscal year, the Staff of the Masonic Home of Missouri, in conjunction with the Finance Committee, shall prepare a draft of a proposed Budget for the next fiscal year of the Masonic Home, the same to be considered for adopted by the Board of Directors, subject to amendments made by the Board of Directors, at such time as the Board of Directors determines that the Proposed Budget shall be in proper form. The Proposed Budget shall be a detailed line-item budget covering all aspects of the operations of the Masonic Home of Missouri, including anticipated receipts or revenues and anticipated general and capital expenditures and such other items as may be from time-to-time necessary, expedient or convenient.


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

53

ARTICLE VII – ADMISSION TO A MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI FACILITY Section 1. Subject to the approval of the Board of Directors and the requirements hereinafter specified, the following designated persons shall be eligible to be admitted to residency in a facility of the Masonic Home of Missouri: Master Masons who are in good standing in Missouri Lodges, and the wives and widows of such Master Masons who were in good standing in Missouri Lodges as of the date of each such Master Mason’s death and women who are Members in good standing in a Missouri Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Section 2. Special exception for admission of private pay residents to a facility of the Masonic Home of Missouri. Subject to availability of residential space at a facility of the Masonic Home of Missouri, Master Masons and female members of the Order of the Eastern Star may make application for admission for residence at the said facility on behalf of their mothers, fathers, stepmothers, stepfathers, sisters or brothers as private pay residents only. The said mothers, fathers, stepmothers, stepfathers, sisters, and brothers need not meet the fraternal membership qualifications otherwise required for admission but they shall be required to satisfy all physical and mental requirements applicable to other residents as a condition to residence in the facility. In no event shall any of such persons ever be or become eligible for any financial assistance from the Masonic Home of Missouri unless and until they themselves meet all eligibility requirements of the Masonic Home of Missouri, exclusive of any provisions of this section. All such admissions require prior approval from the Board of Directors before any such person may begin residency at the facility and all such persons must provide the Masonic Home of Missouri with proof of financial ability to pay for the estimated costs of residency at the facility for at least twelve (12) months, including medical, pharmaceutical and incidental personal expenses, as well as the basic fees which shall be charged by the Masonic Home of Missouri. Any and all such persons shall also agree in writing to abide by all rules and regulations governing their continuing residence at the facility. If in the sole judgment of the staff of the facility any such resident shall at any time after his or her admission require a higher level of care than residential care, he or she shall promptly after receipt of notice to relocate move from the Masonic Home of Missouri facility. ARTICLE VIII – FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI Section 1. Subject to the approval of the Board of Directors and the requirements hereinafter specified, the following designated persons shall be eligible to receive financial assistance from the Masonic Home of Missouri: (a) Socially, physically or financially disadvantaged Master Masons who are in good standing in Missouri Lodges, and the wives and widows of such Master Masons who were in good standing in Missouri Lodges as of the date of each such Master Mason’s and women who are Members in good standing in Missouri Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star; (b) Socially, physically or financially disadvantaged dependents up to the age of Twenty-One (21) years of age of Master Masons and Female Members of the Order of the Eastern Star who are in good standing in a Missouri Lodge or Chapter and with a minimum of two (2) years of continuous services; and children up to the age of Twenty-One (21) years


54

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

whose Father is deceased and at the time of death was a Master Mason in good standing for a minimum of two (2) years. Other forms of financial aid to the children of deceased Master Masons is authorized to be provided or withheld or conditioned as may be determined on a case-by-case basis in the absolute discretion of the Board of Directors; and (c) Socially, physically or financially disadvantaged dependents of a Master Mason or Female Member of the Order of the Eastern Star over the age of Twenty-One (21) years who are deemed by the Board of Directors to be physically or mentally disabled as determined in the absolute discretion of the Board of Directors on a case-by-case basis. The Master Mason or Female Member of the Order of the Eastern Star must be in good standing in a Missouri Lodge or Chapter with a minimum of two years (2) of continuous services, or at the time of death, was in good standing in a Missouri Lodge or Chapter. The Board of Directors shall have the absolute and total discretion to provide or to withhold or to condition any and all forms of financial assistance on a case-by-case basis; and (d) Dependents of a Master Mason in good standing or of a Female Member of the Order of the Eastern Star in good standing with a minimum of two years (2) continuous services, shall include, but shall not be limited to: natural born or legally adopted children (who shall have been adopted before attaining the age of twenty-one years, but not equitably adopted children, dependents who are under a Guardianship or Conservatorship whether or not they have been adjudicated mentally incapacitated or disabled so long as the Guardianship or Conservatorship exists; but shall not include persons having custody of children or dependents only under a Durable Power of Attorney, a Healthcare Power of Attorney, a Limited Power of Attorney or other similar instrument or arrangement; and (e) For purposes of determining eligibility for assistance and years of continuous Masonic Service of Master Masons in good standing in Missouri and for Female Members of the Order of the Easter Star in Missouri who have previously been Master Masons or Female Members of the Order of the Eastern Star in other Masonic Jurisdictions that are recognized by the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri or by the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri, the Board of Directors shall have the authority to determine, on a case-by-case basis, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Board of Directors, to count or not to count such prior years of continuous Membership in such other fraternal Jurisdiction; and (f.) Subject only to the limitations applicable to the Masonic Home of Missouri as a public tax exempt organization within the provisions of Section 501(c ) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code or the parallel provisions of any future tax law of the United States, the Board of Directors may in its discretion provide funding or financial or other assistance to youth programs which may be conducted or sponsored in the State of Missouri by other charitable organizations which shall then be recognized as such by the Internal Revenue Service. Section 2. Further: (a) No Master Mason, wife of a Master Mason, Member of the Order of Eastern Star or widow of a Master Mason in Missouri shall be eligible to receive financial assistance from the Masonic Home of Missouri unless


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

55

his or her Membership or the Membership of the Master Mason under whose Membership the wife or widow of a Missouri Master Mason makes application complies with the following guidelines. (A) One who has become a Member prior to the age of Forty (40) years must have been in continuous good standing for at least Five (5) years; (B) One who becomes a Member between the ages of Forty (40) and Forty-Nine (49) years, inclusive, must have been in continuous good standing for at least Ten (10) years; (C)One who becomes a Member between the ages of Fifty (50) and Fifty-Nine (59) years, inclusive, must have been in continuous good standing for at least Fifteen (15) years; and (D) One who becomes a Member at or subsequent to attaining the age of Sixty (60) years must have been in continuous good standing for at least Twenty (20) years. (b) When the death of a Master Mason occurs prior to the expiration of the limitations provided in subparagraph (a) of Section 2 above, then the widow of such Master Mason may receive financial assistance from the Masonic Home of Missouri provided she shall have either reached the age of Seventy (70) years and shall need financial assistance or shall have reached the age of Sixty (60) years and shall be suffering from physical infirmity, financial difficulty or social disadvantage and judged to be in need of assistance by the Board of Directors. Section 3. In the foregoing subparagraphs (a) and (b) of Section 2 above the term “continuous good standing” refers to Membership in a Missouri Lodge or Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and shall be construed as meaning immediately prior to death or immediately before the application is made. Section 4. The foregoing rules shall be subject to such modifications as to age and as to length of prerequisite Membership as the Board of Directors may determine to be for, or which may otherwise be deemed to serve the best interests and welfare of the Masonic Fraternity or Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri. The Board shall determine such exceptions upon a case-by-case basis and the Admissions & Discipline Committee shall make a recommendation to the Board of Directors prior to any such exceptional assistance being granted, other than for temporary emergency assistance as the Board of Directors may from timeto-time adopt by Board Policy. The granting of any exception or benefit by the Board of Directors shall not be considered to be or to become a precedent or otherwise construed as creating any right, entitlement or expectation as to the continuation of the same to any person, whether receiving the same, or who may not receive the same or similar consideration. All such exceptions shall be and shall continue to be construed as being within the total and absolute discretion of the Board of Directors as to the granting, denial or continuation of the same. Section 5. Subject to the availability of space and/or the adequacy of the funds for granting financial assistance to applicants for either residential occupancy in facilities of the Masonic Home of Missouri or to receive financial assistance, the Board of Directors may admit to residence or grant of financial assistance, on a month-to-month basis, to persons who are not socially and/or financially disadvantaged but who are otherwise eligible for residency in conformity with the other limitations and requirements of all provision of Article VII. ARTICLE IX – EXPENSES Section 1. The actual and necessary expenses shall be paid out of the General


56

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Fund of the Masonic Home of Missouri to each Member of the Board of Directors, each Member of the Advisory Board, Worthy Grand Matron, Worthy Grand Patron and Associate Grand Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri for attendance at any Meeting of the Board of Directors or the Meeting of any Committee of which he or she may be a Member or for such other reasonable expenses approved by either the President of the Board of Directors or by the Board of Directors, provided that such expenses are not otherwise paid by the organization that he or she represents. Expenses of the Staff shall be paid as is prescribed by the Board of Directors. No member of the Board of Directors will receive reimbursement of expenses without original detailed receipts being submitted to the Executive Director and Director of Finance. With the exception of approved budget authorization of the Board, all requests for funds by any member of the Board of Directors must receive prior authorization by a vote of a quorum of all Members at a Regular or Special meeting of the Board of Directors. Section 2. All contracts obligating the Masonic Home to expend in excess of $5,000 for the purchase, sale, lease of any and all interest of real or personal property, services rendered or materials procured are subject to approval by a resolution passed by the Board of Directors at a Regular or Special Meeting called for the purpose. The Executive Director has the authority to sign all contracts approved by the Board of Directors. ARTICLE X – LIBRARY & MUSEUM The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, by Resolution duly adopted at the 181st Annual Communication, authorized the Grand Master to cause to be created a Masonic Library and Museum either by separate incorporation, or through the use of some “other legal entity”. In fulfillment of the terms and conditions and to effectuate the purposes of said resolution and as authorized by the Grand Master pursuant to the aforesaid Resolution the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri unanimously voted on May 31st, 2003, to have the Masonic Home of Missouri serve as the “other legal entity” for purposes of establishing and maintaining a Library and Museum at the Masonic Complex in Columbia, Missouri. Section 1. The Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri is hereby authorized, empowered and permitted to create, maintain, operate and in any and all manner and respects continue to own, operate, maintain and otherwise facilitate the operation of a Library and Museum at the Masonic Complex in Columbia, Missouri, in any and all manner, respects, ways and other aspects as the Board of Directors in the sole and absolute discretion of the Board of Directors may, from time-to-time deem necessary, prudent, expedient or convenient. Section 2. The operation and functions of the Library and shall be under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of the Masonic Home of Missouri. A Committee, separate from the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri, shall be appointed to review and make recommendations regarding the Library and Museum to the Board of Director as needed. That Committee which shall initially consist of five (5) Master Masons shall be appointed by the Grand Master in accordance with the Resolution of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri mentioned above; and further, the date for the annual appointment of the replacement Member for a term of (5) five years, to such separate Committee shall be during the month of March and may be made on or before the last day of March of each year. In the event of


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

57

a vacancy, the Grand Master will appoint a Master Mason to fulfil the unexpired term of the committee member. No member filling an unexpired vacancy or expired term of more than (30) months may be reappointed to the committee. Section 3. The separate Committee for the Library and Museum shall annually submit to the Board of Directors for the Masonic Home of Missouri, a proposed Annual Line-Item Operating Budget in a form that is satisfactory to the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri. The Executive Director of the Masonic Home of Missouri, the Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors and the President of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri shall be deemed to be “Ex Officio” Members of the Library and Museum Committee; however, none of the Three (3) such Members shall possess a vote, but may attend all Meetings, including both Regular and Executive Sessions. Notices of the Meetings of the Committee of the Library and Museum need only be made to the Five (5) voting Members, and the named Three (3) Ex Officio and Non-Voting Members. Failure to provide Notice to any “Ex Officio and NonVoting Member” of a Meeting shall not affect the validity of the Meeting so long as proper Notice was provided to all Voting Members of the Committee of the Library and Museum. Section 4. The Committee of the Library and Museum shall maintain the same fiscal year as exists and as may, from time-to-time be adopted by the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri for all accounting purposes. Section 5. The Committee of the Library and Museum shall use the Accounting Department and employees of the Masonic Home of Missouri for purposes of conducting all financial business and for all purposes the Library and Museum shall be recognized to be a part of the Masonic Home of Missouri. Section 6. Not later than July 31 of each calendar year beginning in the calendar year 2004 and each and every year thereafter, the Committee of the Library and Museum shall submit, for ratification and approval, a detailed and complete financial report and narrative report of all activities of the Committee of the Library and Museum that shall be reviewed and evaluated by the Board of Directors at the August Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri The funds of the Library and Museum may be commingled with all other funds and investments of the Masonic Home of Missouri as the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri may, from time-to-time determine. Only gifts and transfers of real and personal property (both tangible and intangible) found to be acceptable by the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri may be accepted by the Committee of the Library and Museum and any and all limitations contained in the Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws or Board Policies and Procedures of the Masonic Home of Missouri shall apply to the Committee of the Library and Museum. Any conflict shall be resolved in favor of the validity of the application of the provisions applicable or established by the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri. Section 7. The employment of any and all employees or consultants, agents or other persons hired for the Library and Museum will be the responsibility of the Executive Director of the Masonic Home of Missouri. In no event shall any employment circumstance or occasion involve any situation of employment other than, “AT WILL EMPLOYMENT”. Absolutely no “Contracts of Employment” nor any additional employment benefits shall be construed to exist beyond those associated with “AT WILL EMPLOYMENT.” Such employees are staff members of the Masonic Home of Missouri. Any and all such persons shall be under the direct supervision and control in all manner and respects of the Executive


58

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Director of the Masonic Home of Missouri as to hiring, interviewing, firing, discipline, review and accountability and other matters concerning the status of employment. The Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri shall cause to be created such additional Line-Item Budgeting practices and categories as are required to incorporate the Budget for the Library and Museum into the overall Annual Budget of the Masonic Home of Missouri for purposes of the annual audit and for the convenience and needs of the Finance Committee, Board of Directors, President of the Board and Executive Director of the Masonic Home of Missouri. Section 8. All appointments to the Committee of the Library and Museum shall be made in accordance with the Resolution adopted by the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri mentioned above. Additions to such Committee as “Voting Members” or otherwise, must be done solely in compliance with said Resolution. Removal of such Members shall be at the sole and absolute discretion of the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri with the concurrence of at least Two (2) of the following Grand Lodge Officers: The Deputy Grand Master, Senior Grand Warden and Junior Grand Warden, or by all the remaining three Grand Lodge officers referred to in this sentence in the event of the death or disability of the Grand Master (as determined by at least two (2) physicians duly licensed to practice in the State of Missouri). ARTICLE XI – AMENDMENTS These By-Laws may be altered, changed or amended at any Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors by a majority vote of the Members present, provided that such proposed alteration, change or amendment shall be proposed at a Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors and shall lay over to be voted upon at the next succeeding Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors and all such alterations, changes or amendments shall be subject to ratification by the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri at the next Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, either through the adoption and approval of the Report of the President of the Board to the Annual Communication or by direct vote upon the matter during the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri.


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

REPORT OF GRAND LODGE AF & AM OF MISSOURI OCTOBER 31, 2006 AND 2005

59


60

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

61


62

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

63


64

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

5

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

65


66

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

67


68

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

69


70

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

71


72

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

73


74

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

75


76

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

77

Report of Committees M.W. Grand Master Nations stated that the report booklet of the Standing and Special Committees which were distributed on Monday, September 25, 2006 be printed in the proceedings. If any chairman had supplements that needed to be presented this was the time to do so. The reprinted reports are as follows 2006 ROUND ROBIN WINNER R.W. Randall J. Jones, Grand Lecturer, introduced the 2006 Round Robin winner Thomas E. Christine a member of Shelbina Lodge No. 228. Finals were held in Columbia at the Masonic Complex. ROUND ROBIN PROFICIENCY CONTEST STATE WINNERS 1987-John E. Reece 1988-Frederick A. Troxel, Jr. 1989-Donald Campbell 1990-Gary G. Page 1991-Robert E. Plummer 1992-Christopher J. Rollins 1993-R.L. Tichenor 1994-W. Frank Roszell 1995-Irving G. Walmann 1996-Gary L. Benskin 1997-Michael F. Jones 1998-Glen F. Cron 1999-Nicholas Lee Breedlove 2000-R. Miguel White 2001-Theordore J. Picraux 2002-Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. 2003-C. Scott Houge 2004-Dennis W. Spear 2005-Vernon M. Rust 2006-Thomas E. Christine MASONIC SERVICE PRESENTATION M.W. Nations introduced M.W. P Vincent Kinkead who serves as the President of the Masonic Service Association of North America. M.W. Kinkead presented on behalf of M.W. Richard E. Fletcher, PGM and Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association a Certificate of Recognition to M.W. Grand Master John M. Nations. REPORT OF THE JURISPRUDENCE COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your committee on Jurisprudence respectfully reports as follows:


78

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

DISPENSATIONS We have examined the dispensations issued by order of the Grand Master as set forth in the report of the Grand Secretary, and we approve the same as within the discretion of the Grand Master. CONSENTS AND PERMISSIONS We have examined the consent and permissions pertaining to the activities and operations of subordinate lodges granted by the Grand Master as set forth in the report of the Grand Secretary, and we approve the same as within the discretion of the Grand Master. DECISIONS We have examined the decisions reported by Grand Master John M. Nations and we approve the decisions as printed in the Grand Master’s Address. Most Worshipful Sir, I move that this portion of the committee’s report be approved and printed in the proceedings. ..........Whereupon, the motion was made and duly seconded......... GRAND MASTER NATIONS: The motion has been made and seconded for the approval of the report. All those in favor, the usual voting sign. Those opposed. The motion carried. To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: REPORT OF THE ELECTION OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS For the Office of Grand Master

M. Robert Berger 667 Votes

M.W. Grand Master Nations announced the election of R.W. Brother M. Robert Berger to the Office of Grand Master. R.W. Brother Berger accepted the election and expressed appreciation of thanks to the members of the Grand Lodge. For the Office of Deputy Grand Master Bruce R. Austin

667 Votes

M.W. Grand Master Nations announced the election of R.W. Brother Austin to the Office of Deputy Grand Master. R.W. Brother Austin accepted the election and thanked the Brethren. For the Office of Senior Grand Warden Rocky Weaver

670 Votes

M.W. Grand Master Nations announced the election of R.W. Brother Weaver to the Office of Senior Grand Warden. R.W. Brother Weaver accepted the election to this office. For the Office of Junior Grand Warden

Larry C. Reynolds

669 Votes

M.W. Grand Master Nations announced the election of R.W. Brother Reynolds to the Office of Junior Grand Warden. R.W. Brother Reynolds accepted the election to this office. For the Office of Grand Treasurer

W. Marion Luna

668 Votes

M.W. Grand Master Nations announced the election of R.W. Brother Luna to the Office of Grand Treasurer. R.W. Brother Luna accepted the election to this office. For the Office of Grand Secretary

Ronald D. Miller 669 Votes

M.W. Grand Master Nations announced the election of R.W. Brother Miller to the Office of Grand Secretary. R.W. Brother Miller accepted the election to this office.


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

79

CALL FROM LABOR The Grand Lodge was called from Labor on Monday afternoon at 3:00 PM, September 25th, 2006. R.W. Brother Grand Chaplain R. Scott Gardner offered prayer. ORDER OF THE PAST MASTER The ritual was performed by Past Grand Masters and the order was conferred upon 36, which was closed by a rounding applause by all in attendance. Following the ritual work, new members of the order received a lapel pin, membership card and a certificate to acknowledge their attendance and acceptance into the “Order of the Past Master� in Missouri. ANNUAL COMMUNICATION OF THE MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH Parliament I 4:15 P.M. GRAND LODGE BANQUET Expo Center-7:00 PM Most Worshipful Grand Master, John M. Nations, welcomed all those in attendance and then introduced the Grand Lodge Officers and their ladies. Each Grand Lodge Officer and his lady entered the Grand Lodge Banquet Room as introduced. The evening blessing was given by Right Worshipful Brother Rev. Ronald E. Wood, Jr., Grand Chaplain and the evening meal was enjoyed. Grand Master Nations presented Ten, Twenty and Thirty Year Achievement Awards to those lodges that met the acquirements. Grand Lodge Achievement Award medallions were presented to representatives of those lodges meeting the requirements for 2006. The Grand Master was assisted by the Deputy Grand Master and the Education Committee Chairman. Right Worshipful M. Robert Berger , Deputy Grand Master, introduced Randall Berger as his appointment to the advancing line of Grand Lodge Officers 2006 TRUMAN AWARD WINNER Right Worshipful Brother Floyd G. Ward Floyd G. Ward-A Member of Spirit of St. Louis Lodge No, 27. Served as Secretary of Keystone-Trinity Lodge No. 243 from 1975 through 1999, Served as Worshipful Master in 2002. Member of the Relief and Charity Committee of the Grand Lodge, is an Endowed Member of Spirit of St. Louis Lodge No. 27. He is a Past High Priest Royal Chapter, DeMolay Legion of Honor, Scottish Rite Service Award, Wise Master Rose Croix 1997, Chairman of Properties Committee AASK St. Louis, Holds memberships in the Shrine, Eastern Star, Square Club, New Valley and South County Scottish Rite Club. He received his 32nd Degree in Scottish Rite on 11/8/1979. KCCH 10/16/1989 and his 33rd Degree 10/3/1991. He is a humanitarian in every since of the word, helping Brethren who are ill get to the doctor and provides rides to those who do not drive to the stated meetings.


80

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

TRUMAN AWARD WINNERS 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

John Black Vrooman, Equality (497) * Alfred Whitfield “White” Griffith, Fulton (48) * Charles Goodman, Polar Star (79) * Albett J. Elfrank, Advance (590) Walter H. Baird, Acacia (602) * Eugene E. “Pat” McFarland, Hermon (187) * John E. Wetzel, Perseverance (92) Martin B. Toybes, Benjamin Franklin (642) * Ronald M. Compton, Leadwood (598) * Gerald W. Burnworth, Algabil-Freedom (636) * A. Duane Eiserman, Branson (587) * Ray Hilton, Gate of the Temple (422) * Jack R. Clark, Sr., York (563) Earl S. Eoff, Solomon (271) * Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr., Fulton (48) Nathan W. Glazer, Benjamin Franklin (642)* Donald E. Scott, Independence (76) H.V. (Jake) Jacobs, Mechanicsville (260) * Ralph W. Malan, Trilumina (205) Vern H. Schneider, Tuscan (360) William A. Moore, Gate of the Temple (422) Billy J. Beatty, Joplin (355) Richard L. Smith, Polar Star Rose Hill (79) Floyd G. Ward, Spirit of St. Louis (27)

* Deceased LODGE SECRETARY OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS The Office Staff at the Grand Lodge selects one subordinate lodge secretary of the year. Frank Davis, a member of Wentzville Lodge No. 46 was chosen for the year 2006. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Thomas G. Hennenhoefer, Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 John L. Erfurdt, Hope Lodge No. 251 Robert L. Hudson, Jefferson Lodge No. 43 * Norman E. Ragan, Rolla Lodge No. 213 Barry Cundiff, Adair Lodge No. 366 Fred S. Livingston, Henderson Lodge No. 477 Frank Davis, Wentzville Lodge No. 46

TEN, TWENTY AND THIRTY YEAR ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Jefferson 43 Savannah Sedalia Hazelwood 459 Pleasant Hope 467 Zalma 545 Willard 620 Rising Sun Polplar Bluff 209 Mt. Olive 439

10 Years 10 Years 10 Years 10 Years 10 Years 10 Years 10 Years 20 Years 20 Years 20 Years

Bonhomme 45 Clay 207 Rushville 238 Charity 331 St. Charles 241 Fellowship 345 Gate of the Temple Plato 469 Algabil-Freedom 636 Benjamin Franlin 642

30 Years 30 Years 30 Years 30 Years 30 Years 30 Years 30 Years 30 Years 30 Years 30 Years


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI HONOR AWARDS

St Louis Missouri Pauldingville Tyro Palmyra Naphtali Ralls Bonhomme Wakanda Index Richmond New Bloomfield Monroe Kennett Warren Bridgeton Webster Groves Webster Heroine-Rockhill Kirksville Plattsburg Herman Oregon Latimer Bloomfield Mt Grove Hartford Point Pleasant Texas Pride of the West Zeredatha Carthage Unionville Ray Salem Sedalia Hope Butler Alton Hogles Creek Fenton Lamar Temple Gate Lick Creek Maramec Jerusalem Hallsville Fidelity Hebron Tuscan Bayou

1 11 12 18 25 33 45 52 54 57 60 64 68 74 80 84 98 104 105 113 123 139 145 153 158 171 176 177 179 189 197 210 223 225 236 251 254 255 279 281 292 299 302 313 315 336 339 354 360 365

Gary Kwawer Billy Martinez Willard E. Rieffer Charles Erwin Dan J. Fitzsimmons Michael Shulse Gary R. Liming Larry Potter Charles Pendleton Ronald White Gary Barnhart Allen Mehrer Jack Crawford Jim Archer Dennis Oglesby, Sr. Rudolph M. Beuc III Jim Gallon Wallace F. Busbea Elbert D. Holloway Elbert W. Dixon Daniel Howard Franklin D. Cunningham Frank Steward Ollie Hicks Rodney Strunk Neal Newman Walter Roberts Frank Miller John A. Murphy Lonnie Morris Wade Haws Randy Sands Michael Persell Dean Christy George McConnell Roger Fleer Doug Jessup Charles Clemen Conrad A. Pitz, Sr. Jeffrey L. Howard Ed Belcher Carl H. Terry Richard Mills Bob Bauer Richard E. Sprenkle Grant Lawson Vince Hoffman Edward D. Spurling William B. Stephenson Paul Hackathorn

81


82 Adair Belle King Hill Billings Jasper Ada Ivanhoe Forsyth Pleasant Hope Jewel Clintonville Coldwater Cairo Robert Burns Platte City Platte City Saxton Galena Lanes Prairie Zalma Clinton Republic Easter Olive Branch Criterion St Francisville Union Cosby Strafford Warrenton Clark Brentwood Anderson Norwood Tablerock Archie Shawnee Alpha Perryville Arnold Daylight Lincoln County University

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 366 373 376 379 398 444 446 453 467 480 482 485 486 496 504 504 508 515 531 545 548 570 575 576 586 588 593 600 608 609 610 616 621 622 630 633 653 659 670 673 678 682 683

Steve Cody Grant Stockton Kenny Ruff Timothy Hull Howard E. Sprenkle Mark Hellman Patrick Mathis Jackie Hall Ronald M. Payne Jack TImmons E. C. Morlan John W. Kern Richard Taylor Robert Arnett Michael Armstrong Michael F. Armstrong Nathan Carrington James Gross Frank L. Lennaman Chris Hornbuckle Russell E. Dickerson John Fenton Jack Lewis David R. Chapman Donald C. Garrdner Daniel McAffe James C. Cooper WIlliam F. Maugh Ricky L. Thompson WIllard Allen Kenneth Earl Redding Kenneth R. Koerber William D. Pendleton Glen Nelson John Spicer Henry Ritz Robert Beardsley John R. Merchant James W. Wibbenmeyer Richard H. Kraus Warren Fritszinger Gerald Ashwill Ronnie Dean Hamilton

DISTINCTION AWARDS Beacon Agency Ava Spirit of St. Louis St. John’s Windsor

3 10 26 27 28 29

Ronald E. Avery David Smith David Norman Dennis B. Trimble Thomas E. Ruhl Phillip B. Lawson

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Liberty 31 Cooper 36 Mizpah- Mt Moriah 40 Wentzville 46 Weston 53 Centrailia 59 Vincil 62 Sullivan 69 Independence 76 St. Joseph 78 Laclede 83 Washington 87 Pomegranate-Pyramid 95 Ash Grove 100 Twilight 114 Compass 120 Potosi 131 Lincoln 138 Cass 147 Linn Creek 152 Joachim 164 Camden Point 169 Hannibal 188 Algerona 193 Poplar Bluff 209 Albert Pike 219 Hamilton 224 Polo 232 Rushville 238 St. Charles 241 Shekinah 256 Summit 263 Corinthian 265 Brotherhood 269 Granite 272 Grand River 276 Hermitage 288 Sparta 296 Cecile Daylight 305 Kearney 311 Mt Zion 327 Charity 331 Joplin 335 Blue Springs 337 Moberly 344 Friend 352 Adelphi 355 Ancient Landmark 356 Fraternal 363 Raytown 391 Bee Hive 393

Adam L. Fauss Eddie Fisher Daniel Novak, Sr John W. Rawlings Larry Crockett Edward Fishback Thomas David Swafford Stephen D. Lynn, Jr. Arthur Miller Carl C. Jennings Darrell Ivey, Jr. John W. Shoemaker George McKamy Tom Shook Charles Hamill David C. Tinsley Glen David Missey Douglas Davis Dennis Bunger Larry Roy Bowling Don Simmons David Applebury Brent Allen Rick Clevenger David E. Whittom Joseph L. Heilig James C. Martin, Jr. Hardee H. Richey Paul V. Kelley Thom McCann Donald Ponzer Ronald Berg Christopher E. Miller Cecil Searcy Allen Bradford Bess Ted Thomas Rick Nelson David V. Collignon Bill Holloway Dennis Baker KayNelson Lance Lovejoy Dean Walker Grant Smith James Morgan Tim Couch Delbert Weese Gary W. Maiden Arnold D. Haddock, Jr. David Hinkley Larry Lanning

83


84 Samaritan New Madrid Temperance Mt Olive Crestwood-Anchor Belton Hazlewood Caruthersville Nodaway Mineral Mount Hope Henderson Lathrop Mansfield Acacia Mt Washington Swope Park Grandview Willard Overland-Occidental Magnolia-Euclid Eastgate Algabill/Freedom Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Country Club Florissant Southwest Heritage Craftsmen

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 424 429 438 439 443 450 459 461 470 471 476 477 506 543 602 614 617 618 620 623 626 630 636 642 642 656 668 681 717

Billy C. Gilmer John H. Edwards Frank Lukenbill Jim Hammons Dallas Nichols, Sr. John B. H. Wooldridge James Ayers Michael A. Burch William Hollingsworth Charles Wilkins Robert Francis David Brooks Jeff Jones Rod Clark Larry Wyatt II Bruce Olds Gary Dryer Gernard Meister Rich Baker Ron Angel Frank Lesinski, Sr. Dennis Abernathy Dwight E. Wyatt Stanley Oberman David Cohen William B. Vanmeter Trent Moreland Samuel L. Porter Michael A. Morgan TRUMAN AWARDS

Meridian George Washington Rising Sun Troy Savannah Polar Star/Rose HIll Brookfield Clay Rolla Knob Noster New Salem McDonald Fellowship Waynesville Gate of the Temple Plato Marceline Equality Wayne Branson

2 9 13 34 71 79 86 207 213 245 270 324 345 375 422 469 481 497 526 587

Eric Strong Craig A. Skinner Edward Williamson Fred J. Statler, Jr. Larry Crawford Randall Berger George T. Teeter Oliver McAfee Jason Elrod David Grover Larry Houge Alvin Kennedy J. H. Lawson Paul W. Frantzen Robert Lockmiller James Davis Roger A. Cupp William C. Woolsey Bobby Eldridge Larry Samsel

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Wellston Chaffee Harold O. Grauel Noble

613 615 672 684

85

Douglas R. Hartley Charles M Huey Johnny L. Schlenker Charlie Wiegert

MASONIC SERVICE MONTH AWARD Most Worshipful John M. Nations, announced that Herculaneum Lodge No. 338 had been selected to receive the trophy for their work within their community. MASONIC PUBLIC RELATIONS AWARD Most Worshipful Nations presented O’Sullivan Lodge No. 7 with the Public Relations Traveling Trophy for their work in Public Relations for their lodge.


86

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Tuesday Morning (September 26th, 2006) The Grand Lodge was called to Labor at 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday Morning, September 26, 2006. Prayer was offered by Right Worshipful Brother Nicholas R. Cichielo, Grand Chaplain. GRAND MASTER NATIONS: Brothers, the reports of the following standing committees have been printed in the booklet “Report of Officers and Committees”: Appeals and Grievances, Building Supervisory Board, By-Laws, Chartered Lodges, Correspondence, Entertainment of Distinguished Guests, Long Range Planning, Masonic Boards of Relief, Masonic Education, Necrology, Relief and Charity, Ritual, Youth. The following reports of Special Committees are printed in the booklet also: George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Grand Lodge Charity, Masonic Information, Insurance, Public Schools. The booklet was distributed on Monday, September 25th, 2006. If any of the Chairman or Members of these Committees have any further information to add to their report, they should come to the East at this time. I will accept a motion that the printed reports and supplements, if any, be accepted and printed in the proceedings. So moved, is there a second. ....Whereupon the motion was duly made and seconded.... All those in favor, the usual voting sign. Those opposed. Motion passed. Report of the Committee on Lodges Under Dispensation. Report of the Committee on Public Relations. Report of the Special Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges. Report of the Auditor, Grand Treasurer, Grand Lecturer, Grand Secretary, Lodge of Research, Masonic Children’s Foundation, and the Scholarship Corporation appear in the booklet. If there are any supplemental information to add, Officers or Chairman should report to the East at this time. I will entertain a motion that these reports and supplements, if any, be accepted and printed in the proceedings. Motion has been made and seconded. Motion carried.


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

87

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD AND GRAND LODGE OFFICE BUILDING This committee has received several requests for construction of new Lodges as follows. l)

Unionville Lodge No. 210 - request to erect a new Lodge building. Request Approved.

2)

Queen City Lodge No. 380 - request to erect a ‘pole’ building as a new Lodge structure. Request approved.

3)

Centralia Lodge No. 59 – submitted plans for a new Lodge building to be built in three phases. Request approved.

We have also received several phone calls and some preliminary letters from Lodges planning new facilities. We hope these plans will be finalized in 2007. Fraternally submitted, ROBERT D. JENKINS, Chairman Grand Lodge of Missouri Building Supervisory Board


88

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CHARTERED LODGES—2006 To the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Missouri Brethren: The Committee on Chartered Lodges met at the Grand Lodge office on July 28, 2006. The Committee consists of the following members: Robert E. Hardester - Chairman Dale Bryan – Member James Haddox - Member Donald H. Roller - Member Norman G. Schlagenhauf Jr. - Member Ronald D. Miller - Adviser The Committee gratefully acknowledges the assistance provided by the Grand Secretary and his staff for their excellent support in providing statistical information and support commentary for review by the Committee. Our report is as follows: Lodge Consolidations During the 2005-06 Grand Lodge Year the following Lodges combined to better serve our fraternity. Lodge Lodge With Lodge Consolidated Lodge Consolidated # Lodge # Name # New Lodge Kearney 311 Bismarck 41 Leadwood 598 Leadwood 598 New London 307 Ralls 33 Ralls 33 Clarksdale 559 Continental 37 Continental 37 This was the smallest number of lodge mergers for several years although there is still a need to combine more lodges for the good of the fraternity. We feel that more mergers could be accomplished if the DDGM’S, would take an active role in analyzing the districts they serve, and if needed bringing them about. A lodge that cannot open should be a prime candidate. One of the roadblocks to successful mergers is the voting against them by members who “seem to come out of the woodwork” when the matter comes up for a vote. It might be beneficial to have a standing resolution read by the Master of the Lodge which would challenge all voting members to vote for the good of the fraternity and not just for the convenience of the members. Membership Statistics Following are some key indicators about the membership churn in our Grand Lodge: Category 2005 Figures Total number of Members 47,487 Initiated as E. A. 1,191 Raised to Master Masons 1,279 Suspension Non Pay dues 477


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Informational Statistics only for 2005 Reinstated after Suspension for Non-Payment of Dues- 2005 Deaths- 2005 Fifty Year Members Remissions Endowed Members (Living) Endowed Members (Deceased) Demitted to Complete Transfer of Membership Demitted from Lodge of Original Membership Affiliated by Transfer Affiliated as Multiple Members Withdrew Multiple Membership Members Expelled Members with No Known Address

89 399 1279 7045 301 2271 294 156 26 275 170 45 5 132

The number of candidates raised to the degree of Master Mason as a result of the Chance to Advance Program during the 2005 Grand Lodge Years is not available because the reports of class raisings on a district basis are not forwarded to the Grand Lodge. It is recommended that the Grand Lodge institute a method to obtain this information from the District Deputy Grand Masters and Grand Lecturers who should be in attendance at C2A Classes. If this is not possible we would recommend that the lodge secretaries have a line entry for chance to advance raisings on their annual report. It is further recommended that chance to advance classes have a minimum of ten candidates. Growth and Expansion We continue to recommend that a review of our membership and location of lodges throughout the state needs to be made to determine those areas where we have low membership penetration and the need for a physical lodge to provide for the long term expansion of our fraternity. With the migration and growth of our population we have seen large areas of our communities grow where there are no Masonic Lodge and other appendant bodies, i.e. Chesterfield, Mo. With this lack of a physical presence we are losing opportunities to gain new members because the people living in these areas are not aware of what Freemasonry is and how it contributes to our communities. We would again recommend that a committee be established at the Grand Lodge Level to determine geographically where our members live and the lodges that are serving them. A suggested method of doing this would be zip code analysis of our membership data base compared with government population statistics. This would provide us with an insight into how population migration has impacted our fraternity and how we can improve and plan for our future growth in the following area: • Potential locations for new lodges • Information that would be beneficial for lodges moving from low potential neighborhoods and relocating to an area needing a Masonic presence. • Information to be used by lodges for recruiting potential members from those areas of low penetration. • By providing us with information to use in determining the feasibility of two or more lodges merging for the benefit of our fraternity. Lodge mergers must be done to strengthen our fraternity and not for the


90

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

convenience of only the members. Input from the Grand Lodge would insure that this goal is met for the betterment of the fraternity. With any expansion consideration must be given to the cost or availability of a structure where the new or relocated lodges would meet. The cost of building new structures is not always feasible and consideration must be given to other alternatives. • The use of pre-fabricated structures for the initial structure that could be enhanced at a later date. (I.e. Butler Type Buildings). • The renting of a meeting place from a church, school or a store front in a shopping mall. • The purchase of suitable vacant buildings. • The building of a structure by a joint partnership of several appendant bodies and our Prince Hall Brethren. • We need to consider permitting the serving of alcoholic beverages in our Masonic buildings in order to benefit from rental revenues. The authorization for serving alcohol would not apply to Masonic events. This would enable us to attract wedding receptions, anniversary parties and other public events. A side benefit would be that the public might develop an interest in Masonic membership. The expansion of our fraternity cannot be condensed into a few short paragraphs. It needs to be studied in great detail in order to make the best possible decision that will prove successful in meeting our goals. This committee stands ready to take an active role in proceeding with this project. Member’s Family Interaction We must continue to plan affairs which stimulate family participation with our members. Many lodges have a regular communication once each month and a family night to replace the second communication. In addition many lodges hold picnics, festivals and homecoming dinners which promote involvement of the family in Masonic activities and strengthen the family unit at the same time. We would recommend that all lodges consider adopting these practices or similar family oriented activities. Conducting Interesting Meetings The Grand Lodge Achievement Award should have a requirement of a MEANINGFUL MASONIC OR NON-MASONIC TALK each month that would be appropriate for the time of the year or the needs of the members for information. The talks chosen should be for the education of our members and not only to meet the requirements of the achievement award. Every lodge should conduct an annual meeting for our senior members and widows to provide them with information about assistance available to them from the Masonic Fraternity if the need arises. The District Deputy Grand Masters should stress the use of the Grand Lodge Speakers Bureau and the Masonic Home Representatives as an excellent source for speakers. Improving Ritual There is a need for our new members to learn the ritual in order to perpetuate it for future generations. A program needs to be established to recognize those members who have put forth the extra effort to become proficient. We


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

91

recommend that an achievement award in the form of a certificate and lapel pin be used for this purpose. The lapel pin should distinctly display that the new brother has successfully turned in his proficiencies in all three degrees. Attendance Many of our members are not able to drive at night and no longer attend lodge unless picked up on meeting nights. Telephone committees have been established in many lodges to notify members of important events and to check on the welfare of our brethren that have not been attending lodge meetings and to provide rides or assistance as appropriate. All lodges should have telephone calling programs for the information of their members. The role of these committees should include but not limited to checking on our widows, calling members in nursing homes to update them on lodge happenings and checking on our members in sickness and distress. We again suggest that lodges which are unable to open because of poor attendance, particularly in small communities give consideration to a merger of their memberships and that the meetings rotate between those communities, previously served by the lodges, if this is economically feasible. Thus, the members would still have the satisfaction of meeting in their own community, and maintaining a Masonic presence every 2 to 3 months, but still be able to attend a fully functioning lodge. This would also reaffirm our support for the communities served. Community Awareness Civic and social organizations are recognized for their contributions to local communities for their work, and attract new members who want to participate in those endeavors. It is increasingly necessary for us to take a leadership role in our communities and become community leaders in the process. We again recommend that the sponsoring of youth sport activities or teams should be considered. We need to reconsider our restrictions on the use of the square and compasses for sponsored team activities and events. Sponsoring of scout troops should receive strong consideration by our lodges. We must convince our new members as well as our long-term members and their families that we have to be a driving force in our communities and solicit their participation in our lodges’ support of community-sponsored projects. Our assistance to homeowners that needs repairs on their property would convince mankind of the goodness of our institution and perhaps make others want to join. We should conduct fund raisers for Non- Masonic charities such as Multiple Sclerosis Society, March of Dimes, etc .in order to demonstrate to others that Masons care about people. Whenever possible we should try to have our youth organizations participate in these fund-raisers with us. Examples of fund raisers include barbeques, fish fries, and chili and spaghetti dinners with all of the profit going to the Non-Masonic charity. We must continue to maximize our opportunities to put masonry on display to the public. Every presentation of service awards and installations of officers must be an open event. We cannot interest friends and family in masonry if we close our doors to them. We recommend that our lodge halls be made available for polling places and community meetings as the need arises and our schedules will permit. This would enable the public to view masonry from within and might encourage interest and questions about our fraternity.


92

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Most Worshipful Grand Master, the committee thanks you for the opportunity to serve our Grand Lodge. We stand ready to assist any lodge that needs our help. Respectfully submitted, Robert E. Hardester, Chairman Dale Bryan James Haddox Donald H, Roller Norman G. Schlagenhauf Jr. REPORT OF THE CORRESPONDENCE COMMITTEE 2006 MASONIC REVIEW Brethren: The material in this Review was obtained, as per usual, from the published Proceedings of various Grand Lodges that come into the hands of the committee. Many more Proceedings are reviewed than appear in this report. Proceedings are, generally speaking, a gold mine of information on a particular Grand Lodge. All Proceedings contain data reflecting the activities of the Grand Lodge for the year represented. This data tends to vary little from year to year. The exceptions to the routine are among the things we try to reflect in this report. This year, for what ever reason, it seems much of the information that we believe to be of general interest to the reader, has come from presentations made by Grand Orators. We have also included the thoughts of a Grand Historian and a retiring Grand Lecturer. Some editing has been done for clarity or to remove parochial comments of general interest to the particular Grand Lodge. We hope you find the report interesting and in some way profitable to you. Comments of the Reviewer are in italics and appear at the beginning of each new section. The presentations of Grand Orators are almost always sources of good material for the Review. Some orations are humorous, some are retrospective and some are a snapshot of the author’s activities in the office or of events that occurred during his year. Sometimes the oration is more philosophical and/or introspective in nature. Bro. Thomas L. May, Grand Orator in Arkansas during the 2005 Grand Lodge year gave the following presentation. I think you will find it worthy of your attention. Bro. May closes his presentation with a poem by Missouri’s own Ray Denslow. People have asked me from time to time, what I get from being a Mason. What is it I learned, or discovered in Lodge that makes it so interesting or valuable to me? Why do I keep going back to Lodge, paying dues, serving as an officer, spend so much time on the internet researching and discussing Masonry? I don’t think anyone really learns anything new in Masonry. I know I didn’t, though I really expected to. Much to my surprise I was, and continue to be, reminded of several principles and virtues that I had already inculcated as my own long before I became a Mason. Most, if not all, Masons it has been my pleasure to meet also accept these principles and virtues as valid and true in their lives. What are these


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

93

virtues? What are these principles? I will enumerate and describe them, as best I can, one at a time. Brotherly Love: This virtue admonishes us to regard the entire race as family. We were, after all, created by the same Creator, and the tie that binds us is stronger than we sometimes think. In all that we do, we should consider our family, known and unknown. What is best for them and for ourselves? Relief: Whenever we encounter a fellow creature in need, particularly at times when we are in abundance (but even when we are not), we should never fail to do what we are able to relieve their distress. Truth: This should always have the highest priority, above personal agendas and disagreements. We must be always ready, not only to seek, find and speak the truth. However, we must be prepared to hear it as well. This is not always easy. In fact, hearing an unwelcome truth is usually difficult. Still hear it we sometimes must and accept it as well. Faith: When we believe in something bigger than ourselves, something greater than we can aspire to becoming, we are humbled. Humility inspires us to do our best. Not because we can equal the Creator, but to imitate Him and make something of beauty ourselves. Beauty gives both pleasure and brings the following virtue. Hope: A better world awaits us. Even in this life, we may look forward to an improved existence. Educating our children will insure that they will be able to make good decisions when it is their time to do so. Here I speak not of an empty hope, but a hope based on the secure knowledge that we have all done our best to make the world of tomorrow better than it is today. Charity: Beyond relief, we should always work hard to improve the condition of those around us. Where relief leaves off, charity begins. Going beyond soothing an affliction or satisfying a need, charity is the act or acts designed to prevent those needs from ever existing again. Preventing distress, not for the recognition, thanks or acclaim, but because it improves some part of the world, is the highest form of charity. Tolerance: By this principle of life and conduct we are reminded that it is seldom necessary to prove someone else wrong for us to be right. We do not have to cause another to fail in order to succeed. In the 60s, there was a term called win win. Both sides of almost every conflict can find a “middle ground” in which satisfaction may be shared commodity, if both sides are willing to allow the other to win also. Temperance: Doing almost anything to excess is harmful. Charity, given to excess, can leave one impoverished. Love given to excess, may be smothering. The effects of drugs and alcohol, when used in excess, are well known. However, consider the effect of too much truth. Truth without tact (the knowledge of when NOT to say things) can hurt feelings and even destroy friendships. Fortitude: Without fortitude, no one can succeed. Everything gets difficult sometimes, there is always the temptation to give in or give up. When we show fortitude, we learn to “stick it out” and overcome obstacles to accomplish goals. Prudence: The mark of a polite person is knowing when to speak and when not to. What to say and what not to. “To everything, there is a season.” This is not only a quotation from Scripture and a popular song of a previous decade, but good advice as well. Justice: Everyone deserves to have their fair due, whatever that may be. Like truth, we must be prepared not only to dispense justice, but to have it dispensed to us. We must be able to put aside our wants and sometimes needs


94

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

in order to insure that justice is served. All these principles and virtues are bigger than ourselves, greater than our personal desires. Observing and practicing them, we are making this a better world, not only for ourselves, but for all who inhabit it. This is what I get from Masonry. This is why I keep coming back. To be reminded of these principles, and learn more about them. In closing I would like to leave with a poem by Ray Denslow. I was born in antiquity, in the ancient days when men first dreamed of God. I have been tried through the ages, and found true. The crossroads of the world bear the imprint of my feet, and the cathedrals of all nations mark the skill of my hands. I strive for beauty and for symmetry. In my heart is wisdom and strength and courage for those who ask. Upon my alters is the Book of Holy Writ, and my prayers are to the One Omnipotent God, my sons work and pray together, without rank or discord, in the public mart and in the inner chamber. By signs and symbols I teach the lessons of life and of death and the relationship of man with God and of man with man. My arms are widespread to receive those of lawful age and good report who seek me of their own free will. I accept them and teach them to use my tools in the building of men, and thereafter, find direction in their own quest for perfection so much desired and so difficult to attain. I lift up the fallen and shelter the sick. I hark to the orphans’ cry, the widows tears, the pain of the old and destitute. I am not church, nor party, nor school, yet my sons bear a full share of responsibility to God, to country, to neighbor and themselves. They are freemen, tenacious of their liberties and alert to lurking danger. At the end I commit them as each undertakes the journey beyond the vale into the glory of everlasting life. I ponder the sand within the glass and think how small is a single life in the eternal universe. Always have I taught immortality, and even as I raise men from darkness into light, I am a way of life. I Am Freemasonry. Bro. Raoul V. Victorino, Grand Orator, made the following comments at the 2004 session of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines. Bro. Victorino artfully weaves his message in a tapestry of comments on technology and change and how both effect the lives of Freemasons. He also looks at terrorism and its effect on Freemasons. Both deep thought and careful reflection has gone into the preparation of this piece. Read it slowly so you miss none of the message. LET ME BEGIN this, Brethren, with an inhospitable assertion. Today, we, the Filipino people are pulling in diverse directions, softly engaged in founding a history of recalcitrance. We are tenderly breeding a global village of tough individuals who are customizing their tastes and desires to the point of parody.


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

95

TECHNOLOGY is to blame. Technology harbors rugged individualism. Allow me to explain. The high tech march of progress is restructuring how children grow up. In turn, society is being restructured by them. This is the conclusion of an eminent sociologist. It is convincing. AT THE CENTER of this restructuring are the internet, the cellular phone and terror. THIS IS EITHER one of the most alarming or the most rewarding development in recent memory. Is this restructuring - is this recalcitrance - a gift or a curse? CONSIDER THE internet. Through it, you can have access to the most audacious and elaborate library or encyclopedia of knowledge and information in just a few seconds - alone with the energy of your limitless mind. IN JUST A FEW SECONDS, my brethren! YOU NEED no teacher. You need not travel by tricycle or limousine. You need no classroom. Goodbye books. Bye-bye creativeness. Farewell vision. Libraries and superfluous. Music, history, geology, architecture, anthropology, engineering, medicine, law, the arts and the humanities and the other disciplines are just a touch away from your computer. YOUR CRAFT and skill to produce results are your diplomas. The impact of your work shall be the basis of society’s proclamation that you deserve an honoris causa. IS THIS AN embryonic phenomenon? Yes, it is. But it is a global phenomenon of staggering consequences. Today, throughout the world, colleges and universities are suffering from a drastic melting of enrolment. LISTEN to this sample. In Japan since 2001, professors personally visit secondary schools to give huge incentives to graduates to enroll in their universities. An appreciable number of high school graduates choose to drop out not because of financial incapacity but because of financial opportunity. After high school they have a corporation of their own. The internet is their corporation. The experience of Japan is replicated all over the world. LET US SET aside the internet. Let us now consider the power of the cellular phone - the wonders it creates, the magical messages it spreads, the destructiveness it explodes, the rumors it brews, the mindless tragedy and trauma it burns, the brutal memories it keeps, the passion, love and romance it weaves - all percolating in the evolution of human destiny. THROUGH MILLIONS after millions of cellular phones, there occurs interplay of rumor and history, slander and narrative, fiction and fact, governance and rebellion, folklore and brigandage, entertainment and cruelty. Fraud and petulance mingle to chart the fate of nations. Dread and hope coexist. Abstract candidates are embattled with unpretentious evil. And because these text messages are either contested or praised, the texter earns a fictional sense of his own importance even if deep inside him he feels conflicted, currently; media famously include text messages as necessary craft of their complex. Without text messages media will fade to obsolescence. THE REVOLUTION OF rugged individualism, the growing history of recalcitrance have spawned a new political doctrine. This is doctrine of terror. TERRORISM IS war. The modern character of war is that war leads to other wars. It is fought by and between nations for ideological reasons. During the last 10 centuries, France, England, Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, India, Pakistan, the United States, South America, the African and Arab nations have been destroyed and


96

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

reconstructed in the ashes and debris of war. The battles have been sponsored by governments. Man is the only creature that will die for an idea. Ideas do not have territories. Ideas have no citizenship, no government, no president, no emperor, no bishop, no parliament. Ideas need no armamentarium, no battleship, no army. TERRORISM is the personalization of politics. It puts an end to governance and ideology. Like we have seen, ideas need only bacteria and chemicals to terrorize mankind anywhere, anytime. HOW DO YOU ask a grimly religious man not to die for a mistake? How do you convince a terrorist to forget his will to inflict wrong? Mindless of his earthly life and yearning for heavenly life, the terrorist will explode himself joyfully, killing thousands simultaneously with him - all because of his belief in the idea that salvation awaits him in heaven as eternal rewards for fighting modernization. MY BRETHREN, I DO not speak in rhetorical tentativeness. The historical and tested values of Masonry are now on the anvil. But like diamonds we will be perfected by every cut we suffer. THE ESSENCE of Masonry tells us that there will be no funeral because of the weapons of mass discontent and no elegy for human dignity ABOVE ALL, the essence of masonry dictates that there will be no cemetery for freedom. I mentioned the internet, the cell phone and terror because these can threaten the core of our enduring crusade which says that “Masonic Reforms Start From Within�. We can never wrongfully pursue reforms within us unless we see the potential threats lurking behind the benefits from the internet, cell phone, and terror. Having said that, I have preferred to elevate my thoughts a bit to a higher plain, to a level most congenial and friendly to the historical shape and substance of Masonry the world over. I am sure that if I spoke about the internet, the cellular phone and terrorism you have welcomed the subject matter because these constitute as the most unsettling evolution to challenge the values of masons. We have always been at the forefront of change, historical and by commitment, by legacy and by vision. I realize also that as a Mason, we do not shy away fresh and onrushing developments. The fact is we are natural lovers of unfettered, straight-arrow discourses. But as Ecclesiastes teaches, there is time for everything - a time to sow, to plant, to harvest and to enjoy. Therefore, now is the time to renew our avowals for those that have been the bastion of brotherhood of man under the fatherhood of God and which is the lynchpin of Masonic, namely: moral reformation. Brethren, we are bound to breathe life into our values of liberty, justice, equality, fraternity, and love of country above all by externalizing our internal strength so that in our community there will be less intrigues and more facts: more patriotism and less individualism: more service and less vainglory - the very materials test whether our country, inspired by our values, will experience a sizzling and glowing progress or, mindless of the historical achievement of masonry, will suffer from ruin brought to life by our national folly. Today, we also deserve a sunshine program to liberate us from unspeakable despair and palpable upheavals. As Masons, our social usefulness becomes freshly eloquent if we press ourselves to that epic journey of Masons that have


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

97

for centuries created a global village of quiet pursuit for justice and peace. Rise, Brethren, against the merchants of suicide, the agents of a new political doctrine that, mindless of his life, a terrorist explodes himself to death simultaneously with hundreds of innocent bystanders. This new political doctrine is at war with the Masonic templar that respects and preserves life. Rise, Brethren, against the interplay of rumor and history, against the convergence of speculation and history. Do not allow fraudulence to mingle with destiny to chart the fate of nations. Abstract leaders are fashioned in cell phone messages or the internet but as Masons we have to be conflicted with them. We must abhor any program of ambiguity which welcome false promises and flood or misplace nationalism. As Masons, we must fight the evils we find flourishing around us as consequences of moral lapses and spiritual deterioration. And, our greatest need is therefore to change our sinful, wicked ways and act like the men and women God has destined us to be. Remember Brethren, we are all created in God’s image. The great Book tells us that the things worth fighting for are righteousness, godliness, steadfastness, gentleness and if this stuff is too abstract, too religious, perhaps we might want to hearken more to a secular voice — about the things worth fighting for: Here is what Gandhi had to say when he described the seven social sins that not only can destroy nations but also are capable of destroying persons. To fight against these social sins is to fight for their opposites, namely: 1. Politics without principle; 2. Wealth without work; 3. Commerce without morality; 4. Pleasure without conscience; 5. Education without character; 6. Science without humanity; 7. Worship without sacrifice; These may all be civil, corporate, public values, but they all begin with the struggle within, the conquests of the apparent by the ultimate. The great problem though is everybody wants to change humanity but nobody wants to change himself. So let us, for God’s sake and our own, begin the reformation from within, afresh, anew, today, here and now. And as we struggle, let us seek Divine Guidance to strengthen and empower us to reform ourselves for the Bible tells us, “We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.” We might as we well remember also the prayer of a famous philosopher Dr. REINHOID NIEBUHR. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. Courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference”. Rise, Brethren! We are heirs to excellent, to the passions that end in victory, to the firebrand heroism that is fastened to our resolve to be just and to be right. For we are Masons, lighted by the eternal flame of freedom, brotherhood, a just and a decent and abundant life for all. II Chronicles 7:14 says: “If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.”


98

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Rise, Brethren, for by the grace of God almighty, Great Architect of the Universe, the best is yet to come. W. Bro. Michael Meier, Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of Arizona spoke to the 2005 Grand Lodge session. He began his presentation by observing that there are three causes of declining membership, “They Die, Demit or just Disappear”. He goes on to advise his audiance that he has arrived at the perfect solution for the problem. And he is correct, he has the perfect solution. Unfortuantely, arriving at the ‘perfect solution’ was the easy part... implimenting it is the hard part. Read on, it will be well worth your time. I have been attending Grand Lodge with some regularity for over a decade now. I attended the first one that came around after my Raising and attended several more before I ever had a vote in the Proceedings. Some of those I registered for, some I snuck in, right under their noses. The process of a Grand Communication has always fascinated me and some of my favorite parts are the several addresses given by visiting dignitaries, our own distinguished Brethren and the Annual Address of the Grand Orator. It has been my experience that past Orations have been brilliant, multi-faceted windows into the heart and soul of Masonry. They quicken the heart, stir the mind and awaken the soul. If you also feel this way then I can only hope that my delivery today does not change your mind forever. Most addresses given to this body, both by distinguished visitors and our own Brethren, over the years, have dealt in one way or another, with membership. Either in ways to entice more men to join, or ways to entice more Brethren to remain. Our Brethren who leave do so for only one of three reasons. I like to call them ‘Three D’s’ of declining membership. They Die, Demit or just Disappear. No Grand Lodge on this earth can prevent death, but we should all work harder to prevent Demits and Disappearances. From the moment I was asked to become Grand Orator, I knew that solving the declining membership problem would also be my topic as well. Fortunately, for all of us, I have the one and only absolutely perfect solution to both gaining more new Brethren and keeping every Brother that hasn’t ‘Winged Upward and Inward.’ The answer, like most answers, is right there in our ritual. We teach it and preach it, on a regular basis, without inculcating it hardly at all. The answer has been touched upon numerous times in past Grand Orations, but never heeded. The answer is simple, but yet I would predict that few, if any of us, have the fortitude to implement it in ourselves, let alone our Lodges. The answer is so much a part of basic core Masonic belief, that it is a principal tenet of our Order. The answer to all of our membership problems and attendance problems is simply this: Brotherly Love. If we as Masons would simply inculcate our own basic tenet of Brotherly Love, we would have potential members lined up for blocks. If we would practice Brotherly Love toward one another, and our newly obligated Brethren, death would be the only thing left to possibly pull a man out of the arms of this band of Brothers. Believe it or not, men actually come to our Fraternity fully expecting to find Fraternalism. But, instead of loving one another and treating each other as we would like to be treated we tear each other down, with our tongues and our actions. Back at the 2002 Grand Communication, Grand Orator Michael Bishop,


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

99

informed us as follows, ‘James warned us to keep a right rein on our tongue. If I could keep one Book of the Bible as a guide for living a virtuous life it would be James’ letter. He conveys much in few words. He tells us not to slander each other and I am astounded how often we Masons do this, particularly after we have sworn not to. We all know that this is how we act. We are all guilty. Is this Brotherly Love?’ I am lucky enough to have met and spent much time with hundreds of Brethren over the years. Many wonderful and good men and yet I truly say unto you, that I could count on one hand the number of these Brothers who have never uttered a bad word about another Brother. It is commonplace to the point of being ridiculous. We criticize our Brother to others for his ritual performance. We criticize our Brother to others for his appearance, his conduct, his abilities, or even his spouse. We are a sad a wretched lot, we Masons. Do we not take our vows to love one another? Do we not take vows to protect and never injure one another? We have often heard the call to ‘Love One Another.’ Still, we do not practice our preaching very well. Back at the 1996 Grand Communication, Grand Orator Sid Leluan III did an entire Oration on the Ever- aching theme of Love. In part he said, ‘Our Masonic structure rests upon the cornerstone of Brotherhood, The love of a Fraternal Brotherhood. If we had not Brotherhood, Masonry would have vanished years or even decades ago. Brotherhood is the law of human life and Masonry’s obligation is to teach us that a true Mason has no other distinguishing badge than that which marks him as ‘One who best can work and best agree.’ Those are powerful words about our fraternal model of Brotherly love, yet even this year in one of our Lodges we have seen ‘A Good Man and True’ cut down in his journey from West to East during the annual lodge elections, by a pack of past Masters who would back stab a Brother even after asking his wife to prepare and serve the Stated Meeting dinner. How vile and disgusting can we possibly be to one another and still wonder why good men flee our Lodges. Are we insane? If we are serious about retention and recruitment, then we need to first make sure our actions match our message. Otherwise when the wolves are finished with the Lambs, they will only have one other to devour. At the 1994 Grand Communication, Grand Orator Charles Hammond used Past Grand Master S Barry Casey as an example, when he said that, ‘He was busy making every one in the sphere of his presence feel accepted, important, necessary and above all, radiant with the Fraternal glow of Brotherly Love. I believe he and perhaps he alone understood that, if we all loved Masonry and each other, the way he loved Masonry and all of us, that this Fraternity could once again be a power to be reckoned with. We must never let his totally selfless brand of Brotherly Love slip from our grasp.’ These words were true in 1994 and they are precisely what is needed in 2005. The remembrance of Most Worshipful Brother S Barry Casey takes me back in time to my early days of Masonry. I have a good friend and Brother, that I first met as an Entered Apprentice, who has over the years loved to argued with me over which of the three basic tenets is more important; Brotherly Love, Relief or Truth. Since I am at this podium and he is not, let us examine that argument for a moment. My Worshipful Brother has always maintained that Truth is the most important tenet, because a Mason must first be an honest and truthful man to take his place among us. Indeed, at the 1993 Grand Communication, then Orator Rex Hutchens informed us that, ‘The tenets of Freemasonry compose the basic curriculum of our system of education. The


100

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

most important of these is Truth.’ Now I have been an Arizona Mason long enough to know not to pick up more than two rattlesnakes at a time, nor should one ever argue with R W Brother Rex, but if you read the full 1993 Oration, or ask him what he meant today, he will be happy to inform you at length, and in some greater detail than I am about to, that the tenet of Truth means the search for it, not the practice of it. Hopefully, the men we bring in the Preparation room door have already been truthful. It is our job to point them down the path for the search of Knowledge, where they may learn the truth about themselves. He would also tell you that we are all but completely neglecting the principal tenet of Brotherly Love. We are a mystery school. Our gentle craft is a place that imparts important and relevant lessons about the nature of our relationship with God and with each other. As with all mystery schools, these lessons are not poured out at the feet of the new student. But, are revealed over time to the true seeker of meaning in today’s fast and dangerous world. Our message has never been more relevant. It is taught through the allegory and symbolism of ritual. Within our ritual then, we will find the basis of our teachings on Brotherly Love. Any Brother who has attended many Blue Lodge ceremonies will recall many parts of the ceremonies that mention Brotherly Love. As we recall some of them together, please close your eyes, or bow your head and reflect on your own personal application of each of these lessons, in your daily Masonic walk in life; - Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for Brethren to dwell together in unity. - I now take pleasure in extending to you my right hand in token of the Friendship and Brotherly Love of the Lodge. - As you were in darkness at the time and could neither foresee nor avoid danger, this was to signify that you were in the hands of a true and trusted friend, on whose fidelity you could, with the utmost confidence, rely. - On this principal, Masonry unites men of every country, sect and opinion and causes true friendship to exist among those who might otherwise have remained at a perpetual distance. - Be especially careful to maintain in their fullest splendor, those truly Masonic ornaments; Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. - I will not cheat, wrong or defraud a Lodge of Masons, or a Brother of this degree out of the value of anything. -As the most vital parts of man are contained with in the breast, so are the most important tenets of Freemasonry contained within the points of the extended compasses. They are: Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. - Nor will I injure a Brother in his person, or good name. - We are never to lose sight of this valuable instrument, by which we are taught to circumscribe our desires and keep our passions within due bounds towards all mankind, particularly our Brethren in Freemasonry. - But we, as Free and Accepted Masons are taught to make use of it for the more noble and glorious purpose of spreading the cement of Brotherly Love and affection. That cement, which unites us into one sacred band, or society of friends and Brothers, among whom no


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

101

contention should ever exist, but that noble contention, or rather emulation, of who best can work and best agree. - This implement I now place in your hands, not doubting that you will make as good a use of it as Master Masons have done in all ages before you. Just how good a use are we making of it, my Brothers? Are we cementing our spiritual temples in our Lodges with Brotherly Love? If we would each commit to do a better job of inculcating the principal tenet of Brotherly Love, our individual and collective futures are indeed very bright. In closing let me leave you with one more passage from our ritual. At the very end of every single day, regardless of Degree, the Worshipful Master gives us a small prayer as we are assembled there on the level. It is a prayer and our final instructions before leaving the Lodge. It goes something like this: May the Blessing of Heaven rest upon us and all regular Masons. May Brotherly Love prevail and every moral and social virtue cement us. Indeed my Brethren, may Brotherly Love prevail. This should be the fervent hope, prayer and daily work of each and every one of us, that Brotherly Love prevail. My Brethren, the secret to growth and retention in Arizona Masonry stands revealed. I read it thus. The truly Masonic secret is in these three words contained: Love your Brother. Thank you. This Oration by WB Akira Washikita, Grand Orator, Grand Lodge of Japan, was given at the 2005 annual communication. WB Washikita gives a brief history of Freemasonry in Japan and discusses at some length the problems faced by Japanese Lodges in obtaining new members. This discussion is intersting and provides a different slant on the problems of building Masonic membership. The Grand Lodge of Japan was established in 1957 and the number of Blue lodges was increased to 20 and members to 4,786 in 1972. However, the number of lodges was decreased to 15 and members were less than 2,000 in 2003. Past Grand Masters and Orators took up this subject for these 30 years. I want to take up this from standpoint of blue lodges, so you can refer with your problems. As you all are aware, the first Freemason’s official meeting in Japan was held 140 years ago, on 27 January 1865 by Sphinx Lodge #263, a Military Lodge chartered by the Grand Lodge of Ireland in the building located at 72 Honmachi, Yokohama. They held 33 meetings up to March 1866, in 14 months and raised 24 civilians and soldiers. An average attendance was 22. After the transfer of the Sphinx Lodge from Yokohama, those brothers who live there opened Yokohama Lodge #1092 on 26 June 1866 and then other lodges were organized in Kobe by English and Scottish Grand Lodges. Nagasaki Lodge #710 was chartered by SC in 1885 but they had to close it due to reduction in foreign residents in Nagasaki. Those Lodges had to close during World War II. After the War, Yokohama Lodge reorganized the first meeting on 9 April 1946 by the assistance of US Military Forces and Hyogo & Osaka Lodge #498 in Kobe also had a meeting on 5 September 1946. The first constituted lodge in Japan after the War was Yokosuka Naval Masonic Lodge #4120 by the Grand Lodge of Philippine on 15 April 1948. Second lodge was Yokohama Far East Lodge #124 and third was


102

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Tokyo Masonic Lodge #125 on 2 June 1949 who initiated 5 Japanese of the Diet on 6 January 1950 including Bro. Naotake Sato, President of the House of Councilors and Bro. Etsujiro Uehara, former State Minister. In 1951, Japanese Masons were increased to 51, however, most of the members belong to Tokyo and Yokohama Lodges. Torii Masonic Lodge in Nagoya raised Bro. Kenzo Masuda in August 1955 who was the first Japanese Mason in Nagoya. He was a leader of Boy Scout, Aichi. The next Japanese Mason was raised in 1958. Kyoto Masonic Lodge #5 (General John J. Pershing Lodge #131) raised WB. Tokujun Ishihara on 17 February 1953 as the first Japanese Mason in Kyoto, he was elected as Worshipful Master in 1958 and served as Master 12 times. He is 88 years old and he is attending the Stated Meetings every month. Torii Masonic Lodge #132 also started as a Military Lodge and was chartered in 1952. It was located in Castle Heights, South of Nagoya Castle in Nagoya City. The lodge was chartered by Grand Lodge of Japan as 6th Lodge with 151 members. The Lodge, however, had to move out from the Castle Heights in 1959 which was returned to the Japanese Government due to reduction in US Military Forces. Since there is no record filed in the Lodge, I don’t know the details but Torii Lodge bought land in Kasugai City near Komaki Air Base and rebuilt the lodge building at the Castle Heights in Kasugai. They started to use new lodge from July 1961. The biggest reason they close Kasugai was land in City of Nagoya was too expensive and considered the distance far for members from Gifu. However, it was quite inconvenient for Japanese members as there was no public transportation system except local bus. It took over 1 hour drive from Nagoya by car. In 1960, average Japanese were unable to purchase car too expensive. Torii Lodge had 6 Japanese members from 1955 to 60, 11 from 1961 to 65. RWB. Mitsuru Ishii, SGW was raised in 1964 and I was raised in 1965. When I was raised, there were 17 Japanese members but I did not meet the most of them in the Lodge and they were suspended NPD except 3, RWB Ishii, WB Takagi and myself. We only gained I Japanese in 1970, 1 in 1980, 5 in 1990, 4 in 2001. Total from 1955 to 2004 is 30. 17 members of which were suspended NPD, 1 died and remaining members are only 12 but 5 of them are living in Tokyo, Osaka and Yamaguchi. Most of suspended Brothers were English speaking Trade business or Military workers and they lost contact due to transfer or change of Jobs. Kyoto Masonic Lodge had lost many Military Brothers in 1957 and 58 due to reduction in US Forces. Kyoto Lodge, however, gained 10 Japanese members by 1960. They all were living in Kyoto as permanent residents. In October 1963 they had a new Lodge temple in Higashiyama near Miyako Hotel. Kyoto had succeeded to change from Military Lodge to regular Lodge. On the other hand, Kansai Lodge #12 in Kobe was unable to recruit the Japanese members. Kyoto Lodge and Torii Lodge held a Fellowship Dinner with Kansai Lodge by assistance of Grand Lodge of Japan and Bro. Kamajiro Kawana of Kyoto Lodge, who was a former General Manager of Miyako Hotel. They invited local Japanese in Kobe, Osaka and Kyoto. However, Kansai Lodge had to close in 1962 and members affiliated to Kyoto Lodge. I was raised in 1965 in Kyoto Lodge due to shortage of active members in Nagoya. Torii Lodge had only 4 active members including newly raised Master Mason, me. Since then, I served 35 years as Secretary of Lodge, 2 years as Senior


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

103

Warden and 2 years as Master in 1972 and 1980. The big reasons that we could not increase Japanese members was Lodge location, no proper books nor video introducing Freemasonry. Over 99% of adult males do not know about Masonry. No support by local community. For instance, the first Lions Club in Japan, Tokyo Lions Club was chartered in March 1952 by sponsorship of Manila Lions Club of Philippine and Lions Clubs were well accepted and supported by local community all over Japan. Membership of Japan Lions Clubs is second largest in the world, next to USA. Nagoya Lions Clubs were organized on 10 August 1954. There were 72 Clubs in Aichi Pref. and 20 Clubs in Nagoya City. I can say there is no development of Freemasonry without support of local community. The first Rotary Club in Japan was organized in 1921, Tokyo Rotary Club, 855th club in the World. Total numbers of Rotary Club in Japan in 1975 was 1,280 and members were 68,203. 47 Clubs in Aichi and 11 Clubs in Nagoya City. In USA, England and most of European Countries, Freemasonry is accepted and supported by local communities. For instance, a small town of 3000 people has a Masonic Temple and everybody know Freemasonry thru father, uncle, grandpa or brother. There are many good books and videos introducing Freemasonry. I propose at this good opportunity to make such books and videos written and spoken in Japanese by English speaking countries, such as USA, Britain, Canada Australia, New Zealand, etc. available. Of course, as MWB Norman Cohen, PGM mentioned in his letter “The Time is Now”, Advertising on Freemasonry. Simplify the proficiency examination. Update our rituals. Shorten Lectures when possible, etc, are good for our future. I have been discussing with members of Kyoto Lodge to open a Lodge in Osaka in near future. Osaka is second largest city in Japan and as no Masonic Lodge. Many members of Kyoto Lodge are living in Osaka and Kobe. To realize this dream, we need improvement and modernization definitely. RWB Christopher Haffner, DGM, District Grand Lodge of Hong Kong and Far East, in his speech at 1992 Grand Lodge of Japan Officers Installation Banquet is quite interesting. I want all of you read his speech again to find out “A Way Forward” MW Grand Master, in his Installation address, mentioned if Japanese became aware of Masonry’s true nature, quite many Japanese could be potential Masonic candidates. The obvious conclusion to improve the situation is that our major efforts should be directed into an intensive educational campaign for all non Masons, especially for Japanese. I fully support you for our good future. Lastly, I want to tell you the latest information of Kyoto Lodge. I have been an Inspector for Kyoto Lodge for a few years. Kyoto Lodge as you are aware, was damaged in its operation, administration, finance, degree works, etc., by former member, however, they gained 6 dependable members last year and improved the Lodge system and so on. They conferred 5 EA degrees this year. We thank your kind cooperation and assistance to the Kyoto Lodge. In 1995, Torii Lodge relocated the Temple from Kasugai to center of Nagoya. Now we have a beautiful Japanese style house for meetings, it is quite unique building for Masonic Temple but we welcome your visit.


104

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Bro. Melvin R. Enders, Grand Orator, made the following presentation to the 2005 annual communication of the Grand Lodge of Utah. Bro. Enders says the goal of his oration is to convey a positive message. He accomplishes his task very cleverly and very well. His account of his first contact with Masonry (a Freemason) is a good story and will likely remind many of us of our first exposure to Masonry and the fact that, many times, it was only after we became a Mason did we realize the “signs” of that first contact! One of my greatest challenges, as Orator, didn’t occur until I began to formulate thoughts and ideas for this oration. It was my goal and desire to select a topic that is interesting and meaningful as well as informative. Subject matter that would convey a positive message. I would like to share some thoughts, personal feelings, and observations of my journey, thus far, as a Mason. The message is directed to all in attendance, especially the future leaders of our fraternity. When I was young, growing up in my hometown of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, I recall having many jobs. One job, in particular, was that of being a bellhop at the old Fort Crawford Hotel on Main Street. The cocktail lounge, in the hotel, bore the name Circus Room, I still remember all the pictures and posters depicting circus animals, dare devil stunts, trapeze artists and of course the pretty girls in the famous Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus hanging on the walls in that room. Every year, prior to the circus coming to town (which, incidentally, was the grand finale of summer in our small community) the Circus sales agent would arrive in town and stay at the Crawford Hotel. I always thought him a very generous man, because he never failed to give my brother, sisters and me tickets for the Big Top performance. One day as I was standing in the lobby of the hotel, the Circus agent came up to me, (I think I was thirteen at the time) and asked if I had any Masonic ties? I had no Idea what he was talking about and remember asking him, “what was a Mason and WHY had he asked that question? He said to me, because you stand like one and someday, in the future, you may have the opportunity to understand.” That was my first encounter with a Mason and I never forgot his words. Twenty-seven years later, as I took my first step in Masonry, I recalled that conversation and the PECULIAR question asked of me as a young man. It was because whenever my feet were not in motion, I stood or was standing as if I had just stepped off as an Entered Apprentice. THEN I KNEW! Memories of events, especially good ones, can be heartwarming and in some cases life changing. One event in my life that remains in my memory with such clarity, was my Entered Apprentice experience. The Master of my lodge, as well as all the other brothers made the degree ‘unforgettable’. I, the new Mason, was made to feel welcome into fraternal friendship. There was absolutely no doubt about the sincerity extended to me. You see, when the blindfold was removed and I looked around the room, I saw many familiar faces. They were the faces of men who I held in esteem. Several were members of my church. Many of the men, that I did not know, at the time were members of Gateway Lodge #29. The members of Gateway visited Unity Lodge #18 that evening to participate in the degree work or were on the sidelines. Two of the men lived in my neighborhood and I wasn’t aware, until that evening, they were Mason’s. One of the brothers from Gateway Lodge gave the Entered


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

105

Apprentice Lecture. I’ll never forget the impact the Apron lecture had on me. Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching and most of us remember the Coca Cola commercial with Mean Joe Green and the little boy interacting———at the end Joe said, “Hey kid, catch” and tossed the little boy his jersey; the little boy was ecstatic! I certainly can identify with that same type of emotion. I, too, CAUGHT something special when I received my EA degree. Over the years, however, I’ve observed, at times, that genuine interaction between brothers, old and new alike, in and out of lodge, is sorely lacking; the bond of fellowship at times lost. Perhaps, that is why our membership isn’t expanding as rapidly as many of us would like. We hear of Entered Apprentices and Fellow Crafts that chose to go no further in our organization; even Masons who have received their 3rd degree have never returned to lodge. We would do well to re-visit our obligations, Love of God, Ritual, Landmarks, Honesty, Fortitude, Justice and Brotherly Love, etc. It is imperative that each of us sincerely extends our hand in fraternal friendship, nurture and encourage each other; making certain each Mason enjoys, participates in, and experiences the Light of our fraternity. Each of us must do self-examination to determine our ‘motives’ being certain that our actions demonstrates genuine concern for each and every brother. Ask yourself, Am I an encourager? Do I encourage others to come to lodge? Do my brethren see a commitment to the Craft because of my actions? Do I contribute something positive at each lodge meeting or Masonic functions I attend? If a problem occurs, do I speak directly to the individual brother and not discuss the situation with others? Could I use an Attitude adjustment? After High School completion I entered the Air Force. My first stop was boot camp, then technical school. After tech school, I was off to my first duty station. Upon arriving I learned, among other things, I would be required to become proficient in my career field and satisfactorily complete the mandatory three, five and seven level training. (I wonder where the military got those numbers from?) This rigorous training helped me learn and understand what was essential to become skilled in the different disciplines contained in the technical orders for repair and maintenance of each type aircraft. Masons also adhere to certain disciplines that are found in the Masonic Code, Cipher, Monitor and Lodge bylaws. These, in essence, are our technical orders. In these books we not only learn lodge protocol but also valuable life lessons. In addition, we would do well to take time to study, understand and apply the lessons contained in the holy writings found on our altar. To me, the word ‘Bible’ is the acronym for Basic Instructions before leaving Earth! Our lives should exemplify these teachings. Every Master Mason is skilled in the art and sciences of the craft and should diligently apply this knowledge in their everyday encounters with others. Will the individuals each of us comes into contact with glean a noble character trait that sets us apart as Masons? To attract new members each of us might emulate that certain ‘something’ we saw in the person we asked about becoming a Mason. It’s time to let our communities know what we as Masons and the other Masonic Bodies are about! We must work to dispel the erroneous concepts the general public holds. We need not sell Masonry as a product. All that is necessary is for each Mason to live and demonstrate its tenets and it will sell itself. However, before involving the public about programs we are planning or are actually doing; educate the members about these programs and their benefits. The Utah Masonic Model Student Assistance Program is an excellent


106

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

example of this. The program’s goal is to help teachers help kids by identifying at risk children for substance abuse and addiction, depression, suicide and violence. For this program’s continued success every Masonic Lodge in Utah must become involved. My brothers many good projects have been started by new masters at the beginning of their year only to be discontinued by the next Master. Our future Masonic leaders, especially the Senior Wardens, should look ahead, be cognizant of all current programs, educate themselves on which programs are successful and possibly eliminate those that are not. If an established program is doing well, enhance or perhaps expand it. Is it really necessary, as a legacy, to begin yet another program just because it’s your year? It would serve the lodges well, if additional resources were added to augment an existing program rather than annually beginning a new one. Remember our membership and resources are limited and if continually spread thin, programs can and will result in failure. In closing, our fraternity has much to offer men from all walks of life. Its main goal is to make good men better. I know from personal experience that I joined this fraternity because I recognized a distinctive, uncompromising quality in the Mason I asked “the how to join” question. It is my earnest desire that each Mason here, today, be willing to share HONEST and SINCERE character traits to all he may encounter. That the LIGHT we found in our fraternity will be evident to other men desiring to find and associate with men of like character. I am proud to be a Mason. I’m honored to call each of you my Brother. Past Grand Master Clarence E. “Buster” Horne (1975) serving as Grand Orator presented the following remarks at the 2005 session of the Grand Lodge of Georgia. He based his remarks on the sitting Grand Masters theme for the year, “A CHANGING WORLD WITH UNCHANGING PRINCIPLES.” MWB Horne does not mince words as he reminds us what we each swore to at the alter and how our actions effect not only ourselves, but all that surrounds us. While gathering my thoughts to compose this message, to be presented today, at the request of the Grand Master and in the tradition of Past Grand Orators, I was contemplating what message I would convey to you brethren. Sitting at a table, I gazed out a beautiful bay window across a pond and a meadow beyond a stand of pines and I could see through the trees a bright ball of light. It was the first rays of a beautiful sunrise that would lighten the sky as it slowly ascended to the heavens to begin another glorious day. I realized that its brilliant rays would soon streak across the earth and millions of eyes would see this brilliant God created phenomenon as it streaked across the endless skies as I saw them. A sight that has occurred for, perhaps, a million years and goes on and on as God intended. My thoughts kept saying that this is a beautiful sight that man can’t change in his quest to change everything. I thought of the Grand Master’s theme, “A CHANGING WORLD WITH UNCHANGING PRINCIPLES.” I thought of the things that man has created and changed that I don’t think God intended. Rising crime rates, racial bigotry, rampant sexual immorality, drug abuse. These are just a few signs of our national decay. We seem to have lost our connection with traditional values and morals, causing concern among people of all religious persuasions.


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

107

Books, magazine articles, editorials and headlines of daily newspapers remind us that these problems are epidemic. That we have lost our sense of decency, fairness and honesty. Daily we read of a politician, CEO or corporation guilty of duplicity, greed and crookedness. For evidence that something is wrong in our society, just take a look at what is happening in our schools. A pollster says that in 1940 when teachers were asked to identify the top problems in America’s schools, they listed talking out of turn, chewing gum, making noise, running in the hall, cutting in line, dress code infractions, and littering. But when teachers in 1990 were asked the same question they said the top problems were drug use, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery and assault. That quick look at how far we have fallen sends a chill down my backbone. Yes, even in our fraternity we are seeing violations of our promises, to love and help each other. Brother against brother. Charges and counter charges. But what can we do? Do we need more laws to bring our country and fraternity back to morality? Have we forgotten what we promised on our bended knees? Can we teach morality in our schools? Can our churches do a better job of restoring ethical and righteous living? There are three basic questions. Where did it all begin? Where will it end? What can we do? Even Mother Nature seems to be angry with us, with devastating hurricanes, tornadoes, earth quakes, famine, mudslides, Tsunamis and volcanoes erupting. Did it begin with taking prayer out of schools? There was time when that was the norm and the pledge to the flag was ok and God was not a bad word. The Ten Commandments, the road map for our living, has been banned from public places, schools and other places were we look for guidance. Where will it end? Only when we demand it! What can we do? First, we must demand it! We must get back to the basics that made this nation great and the envy of the world. In our fraternity we have the teaching we need. Its there if we can only remind ourselves daily of the obligations we took and live lives that can be the envy of others and be pointed out with pride, “He is a Mason.” And remember where our hands were when we took those vows and to whom we made them. Between the covers of the book that we had our hands on, is all the guidelines we need. Remember we are Masons and we should act like Masons. We do have a changing world but we also have UNCHANGING PRINCIPLES that have been taught to us. They will always be there if we will follow them. We have the greatest country in the world and the greatest fraternity in the world. We have been blessed by God. Let us show our appreciation by preserving both. GOD BLESS AMERICA. GOD BLESS OUR FRATERNITY and GOD BLESS EACH ONE OF YOU! The following oration was given by MW Bill F. Gardner, PGM, Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of West Virginia following the laying of a cornerstone in 2005 for a high school/ community college building. We think you will find his historical perspectives interesting and a good reminder of why and how cornerstone ceremonies are a part of our Masonic life. My brethren, ladies and gentleman you have just witnessed one of two ceremonies that the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons perform in public and we appreciate your attendance here today. Until the development of the steel-frame construction in the past century,


108

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

most buildings were erected by stacking stone on stone. Each part of the building was marked by ceremonies. The Foundation Stone was the first stone placed underground at the beginning of the buildings foundation. The Cornerstone was the first stone placed above ground level, usually a massive stone which marked the northeast corner of the building. At the top of the building was the Cap Stone. The ceremonies of placing these stones were under the direction of the stonemasons who built the buildings, although the highest officials of the church and state usually participated, including the king or his representative. The placing of the stones were occasions for public celebrations and fairs, each marking the progress of the building of the cathedral or castle. Today there are few actual cornerstones being placed, although you can easily find them on buildings built as late as the 1950’s. In its place stone plaques about 16 inches square and about the thickness of a brick are being used. These are called “Commemorative Stones” since they are not part of the structure of the building but are put in place after the building is finished. Today you have seen a true cornerstone laid, but by speculative Masons, not necessarily by stonemasons. Cornerstones have played an important role in the history of our nation as well as Europe. George Washington laid the cornerstone of the nation’s capital building, both as President of the United States and his role as a Freemason. Before that, Benjamin Franklin had established the tradition by laying the cornerstone of the state house in Philadelphia, when he was Grand Master of Masons of Pennsylvania. Since then, the cornerstones laid by Freemasons have shown the date, Masonic emblem and information identifying the building name or owner. From the time of Ancient Mesopotamia to the present, “deposits” have been made in the foundations of buildings. Now deposits include information about the building, the ceremony, artifacts of the time and other material sealed away for posterity. For many years boxes of soldered copper were used to protect the deposits but today containers made of PVC are used. They are more permanent and far less likely to leak. The fraternity will provide some of the items for the deposit but for the most part the selection is up to the owner of the building. The ancient working tools of the stonemason have been applied to this stone - the plumb, the level and the square. With each application of the tools the officers attested to the fact that the craftsmen had done their work correctly and with skill. The Grand Master then tested the stone with three knocks of the gavel upon it. Then using the symbolism of corn, wine and oil, he then issued the wish of good health and peace upon the workmen and the people of the state. These three elements have been used in the dedications of buildings since the time of ancient Rome, and represent plenty, joy and peace, healing and comfort. On June 22, 1968 under the leadership of then Grand Master G. Glenwood Brown, the cornerstone of the New Braxton County High School was laid and Most Worshipful Past Grand Master William G. Johnson gave the oration. In his presentation he said, in part, “The awakening in your children of that power of thought will come hopefully, in this building where education begins and the process of learning will give to these, our people of tomorrow, answers by which they may avoid best bet solutions of the complex problems of their world. Thus we will have begun here with each mind, that process we call education,


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

109

which will in turn, in some cases, result in that person thinking for himself and thereby we will have helped him to acquire a skill. This will make good people of such individuals, and at the same time give them the opportunity to understand the meaning of Justice, Equality, and Liberty as they think maturely about the qualities of their world.” That is an excellent explanation of education and the people and the Board of Education of Braxton County are to be commended for their dedication to the education of their young people and the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of West Virginia thank you for inviting us to participate in this endeavor. After benediction by the acting Grand Chaplain, the Craft formed in procession and marched to the school gymnasium where the old cornerstone casket was opened and with the assistance of the Past Grand Masters, the Grand Master displayed the contents. The contents were left with the school for proper display. Bro. Dale Anderson, Grand Orator, made the following presentation to the Grand Lodge of Nebraska in 2006. He talks about charity and brotherhood as he personally sees it in Masonry. Like this introduction Bro. Anderson’s talk is simple and straight to the point. We read in the Old Testament, the 133rd Psalm, “Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. It is like the precious ointment upon the head that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard that went down to the skirts of his garment. As the dew of Hermon and as the dew descended upon the mountains of Zion, for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life forevermore.” Nebraska, our state, a state divided by distance, climate, time zones, yet bound together by rivers, highways, and shared interests. Here in Nebraska, charity and brotherhood must know no boundaries. Here, we need unity. Let me share with you three examples of brotherhood that reach across geographic and cultural boundaries. One of the small Scottish Rite magazines told a wonderful story. It told of the square and compass stored in an old trunk found by a modern-day relative. They didn’t know the meaning of this square and compass and still finding a journal from the Civil War Days, they found that this special emblem had been placed on the gate post of a house in the Deep South when victorious union forces were pillaging the area. They learned that a small square and compass had been worn around the neck of the lady of the house while her husband was gone serving his cause. As the forces approached this house, the commanding officer stopped them, seeing the square and compass, literally protecting this house and this family and said, “We will not go in.” Later, a young woman from our community would need help when she was in an accident in a community in South Dakota. She is a Past Honored Queen of Job’s Daughters. She was involved in a fender bender with a very irate older lady. A man happened upon the scene and he could see that this young woman was taking quite a beating. He intervened; he calmed tempers; he helped the young lady sort things out while they waited for the police; and it was only afterwards that this young lady from our community learned that he was a Mason. We received this story by way of the grandfather of the young lady


110

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

after a York Rite meeting. You could tell how much it meant to him that a fellow Mason stepped up at a time of need. Masonic charity continues to cross state boundaries today. As I was working on ideas for this speech, I had a call from a Mason who wants to be reinstated in our lodge. He’s a big guy; his name is Tiny. He worked at a car dealership in our community before moving back to Colorado. As we visited, he told how he was suspended years ago for nonpayment of dues. Then he went on to tell the rest of the story. He’s a diabetic, and he had suffered incredible health problems, which eventually led to the amputation of both legs. As you can imagine, he had incredible bills coming in. One of the men who worked at the car dealership in Colorado where Tiny was employed took part of his commission check each month and made sure that the health insurance was paid so this man and his family would not be bankrupted. So, which is the better story - the Civil War, the young woman or the caring Mason, or do they all represent the unity that we have to seek? We visit your lodges and we hear wonderful stories. I have to tell you a short story from our lodge. We have many older gentlemen. They installed a dishwasher years ago. These older gentlemen were on the meal committee. They did dishes; they put everything in the dishwasher after they did dishes; put in detergent; shut the door; put it on high; turned it on; had coffee out in the Blue Room while they waited for the dishes to finish being washed for the second time. Then someone noticed there were a lot of suds on the floor in the kitchen and they became very concerned. They went in and opened the dishwasher to make sure that’s where they were coming from and sure enough there were a lot of suds in there, and they just kept coming and coming. Our Grand Master Les encouraged us to have clean, neat lodges this year. I can guarantee we had a clean floor in our kitchen. You know the stories of Masonic charity in your home town and in your Lodges. Make sure you pass them on to the new members. Make sure that they understand. It’s when a man puts the lessons into practice that he truly begins to understand the meaning of Masonry. Share with them the lessons of Luke 6:38, “Give, give and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” Thank you for all you give. We travel across the state seeing the importance of the cornerstones you’ve arranged, seeing the CHIP events, seeing the special events – we are just amazed and honored to be part of your efforts. Have you ever heard the old Fats Waller song, Your feets too big? “I need to be huge, I need to have a big blues guitar and I need to sing Your feets too big. Your feets too big. What’s that walkin’ round here, mercy. Say at a diner, a table for two, there’s four of us, me, your big feet and you.” That’s my introduction to my final statement about a special Mason in our lodge, Jim Sommers, a recent Jordan Medal Holder. He had size 15 and a half narrow feet. Those big feet saved his life. One of his grandsons told how the Army only had one pair of boots to fit this young man. Jim had to watch as his unit boarded a ship and sailed off to World War II. Later, he would learn that that ship and most of his unit were lost in a submarine attack. He trained with the 124th, was sent to the Burma Theater. They used mules to move supplies inland in support of the front line troops. He told about the Raiders – you’ve all heard their stories – the real cutting edge troops that suffered the disease problems, the contact with the enemy, and the incredible hardships of that campaign. Jim and another


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

111

man, Charles Marcy, a brother from our community, put on a World War II program at our lodge. Charles was a C47 pilot and he flew supplies over the hump. He looked at Jim and said, “The real heroes were on the ground.” Jim was embarrassed and said, “The real heroes were the front line troops.” At the program, they mentioned that he had won several medals. He said, “You don’t need to hear about that.” Later, Jim served as a chaplain’s assistant. He loved to tell the story of some inspecting officers flying into their camp. One of the officers who he called “The Old Man” must have noticed Jim’s ring, because on departure before they boarded the plane, he reached out and gave Jim the grip of a Master Mason. Fifty years later, he was telling us this story of an officer giving the grip to a brother thousands of miles from home. Jim was always neat and clean, courteous and friendly, exactly what our Grand Master encouraged our lodges to be. Jim’s shoes were always shined, as was his Cadillac. He taught his children and his grand children by examples – neatness, courtesy and friendliness. There’s a wonderful little story that many of the older members have heard. Share it with your younger members. It’s called the Bridge Welders. It tells of men who are Masons coming to your community with a stream, a river, that needed to be crossed. You can obviously wade through water or you can build a bridge. Each of you has become bridge builders in the Grand Lodge of Nebraska. Whether you’re a visiting dignitary, whether you’re the Grand Master and his wife, thank you for all you do. In the words of our Masonic Brother Red Skelton, May God Bless. Bro. Leslie L. Morrow, Grand Lecturer, made this report to the Grand Lodge of New Mexico during their 2004 Grand Session. We have edited it heavily as much of his report was of a housekeeping nature and would not be of general interest. He indicates he is retiring as Grand Lecturer and offers some thought and suggestions on the subject of proficiencies. We think you will find his remarks brief, but interesting and informative. I would be remiss if I did not discuss Practical Proficiency Option in this report, so I will offer the following comments. Done correctly PPO was very instructional, done incorrectly, anything but! When guided properly, a student when asked “Why were you dressed in the manner that you were for this degree?” Could answer, “It taught me that I was not selected for any worldly wealth that I might have possessed, but only for what was in the heart”. Contrast that with the question, “Tell us what happened in the ante room?” And watch the pupil squirm. My conclusion, after this worthy trial period, is that PPO is too much a loose cannon. Masonic ritual is too regimented to allow for improvisation. Hence, in my opinion, PPO as an alternative to “Full Form” or ‘Short Form’ proficiencies is found wanting. PPO should be discontinued. It is troubling to me, as a soon-to-be former Grand Lecturer, that the required memorization of ritual has become a hurdle to so many brethren or that the lack of time to commit the work to memory is the driving force causing the need for ATW classes, in which candidates often number in the hundreds! The proficiencies were intended to encourage participation, not to run potential candidates away. Several years ago we made the decision in New Mexico to offer the ‘Short Form’ proficiency. I think it is now time to offer an even shorter proficiency option. As a result I now offer the following suggestions: (Remember,


112

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Grand Masters make recommendations, other officers make suggestions!) Suggestion 1: That we establish a 3rd level of proficiency as proof that a candidate “Has made suitable proficiency in the preceding degree”. This level would require the candidate to know the step(s), sign(s), and word(s) for the preceding degree. Discussion: This is a good place to start any candidate. This information is the basics, the nubs. If a brother has this, and a general knowledge of his degrees, he is ready to stand examination as a visitor in a Lodge away from home. When I coach a new brother, this is where I will start him. With the catechism for the basics learned, I then take him to the first line of the obligation. With the obligation learned, I then step back to “Whence come you”. If a candidate is under time constraints, or just does not want to memorize the work, let’s pass and raise him with his having accomplished only the basics. It is minimal, but it is important, it keeps us regimented, and it should keep the degree work back home in the bosom of the candidate’s Lodge. Suggestion 2: Let’s establish and issue 2 new proficiency cards (in addition to our Deputy Lecturer, Masonic Instructor, and Master Mason’s certificate of proficiency cards), namely an ‘A’ card and a ‘B’ card. The ‘B’ (The Basics) card states that the brother has passed suitable proficiency in the Step(s), Sign(s), Grip(s), and Word(s) for the three degrees of Masonry in the Grand Jurisdiction of New Mexico. The ‘A’ card extends the requirements found in the Basics card to include the obligations for the 3 degrees. Discussion: The ‘B’ card would be a good starting place for any brother coming out of an ATW class, or having been passed and raised at home with the ‘Basics’ proficiencies. (It would also be an excellent review for all of those faithful sideliners wanting to get back to the basics!) The ‘A’ card advances the bearer’s learning to include the ‘I wills and I will nots’ of the 3 degrees of Masonry, namely the obligations. These cards would be issued by the local Lodge, and signed by the sitting Master. I think you c n appreciate how daunting the volume of information in the proficiencies of our 3 degrees would be if you found yourself a Master Mason with no proficiency w atever. This would allow a mentor to tell his charge: “let’s get you ready for a ‘B’ card examination, and then we’ll work on the ‘A’ card and proceed from there.” Bro. Michael L. Sanders, Grand Historian for the Grand Lodge of Washington in 2005 authored the following presentation which his son read in the Grand Lodge session. Why his son made the presentation is explained. Bro. Sanders uses the experience of his tour of duty in Iraq to make some quality observations of individual lodge character, motivation, success or the lack thereof. Reading his remarks will be time well spent, we guarantee you! Greetings from Iraq. When our last Grand Lodge Communication was held one year ago, I had no idea that my life would be changed so dramatically in the months to come. Early in July I was notified by the Army that there was a possibility I would be called to active duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In September I learned that my activation was indeed going to happen. On November 17th I reported to Fort Bragg, NC, and arrived in Baghdad on Christmas Eve. A few days later I was sent to Tikrit, where I am currently serving.


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

113

In my capacity as a Civil Affairs Officer, I have been fortunate to meet and get to know many Iraqi citizens. I’ve participated in meetings with Governors, Sheiks, businessmen and women, soldiers, students and various voluntary organizations, and have been able to make friends along the way. I wish everyone could see these good people the way that I have learned to see them. Unfortunately, most of the world is unaware of who the Iraqi people really are or what they have to offer. They know little or nothing about them except for the negative reports they see or hear in the newspapers and on television. The Iraqis have a long and impressive history, of which they are justifiably proud. They are quite diverse in their ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, but all recognize each other as fellow Iraqis. They are generally warm, friendly, and easy to like and feel comfortable with. They live in a land that is not just barren desert, as we Americans so often envision, but also has beautiful rivers, rich farm lands, green hills and snow-covered mountains. The Iraqi people have just come through a very difficult period under an evil regime that has challenged their very survival. But they are coming together as a people and are proudly working to make their nation strong and prosperous. They have a lot to offer the world. When you stop and think about it, there is a lot of similarity between us, as Freemasons, and the Iraqis. We also have a long and impressive history, which we are also very proud of. In general, Masons are warm and friendly, likable and easy to feel comfortable around. Although diverse in our ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, we tend to see one another as nothing more or less than Brother Masons. While some of our Lodges have meetings that are dry and barren, like the Arabian Desert, meetings at other Lodges are filled with informative and uplifting programs, community service activities, laughter and fellowship. We have just come through a difficult period that has challenged the very survival of our Lodges, and some have indeed fallen. But we are once again moving forward; coming together to make our Fraternity strong. We have a lot to offer the world. But also like the Iraqi people, the world is largely unaware of who we are or what we have to offer. They either know nothing about us or have misconceptions based on slanted information. I have two points that I want to make. The first is that strength is achieved by overcoming obstacles. A friend recently sent me this story: Maybe you have seen the Great Barrier Reef, stretching some 1,800 miles from New Guinea to Australia. Tour guides regularly take visitors to view the reef. On one tour, a traveler asked the guide an interesting question. “I noticed that the lagoon side of the reef looks pale and lifeless, while the ocean side is vibrant and colorful,” the traveler observed. “Why is this?” The guide gave an interesting answer: “The coral around the lagoon side is in still water with no challenge for its survival. It dies early. The coral on the ocean side is constantly being tested by wind, waves, and storms – surges of power. It has to fight for survival every day of its life. As it is challenged and tested, it changes and adapts. It grows healthy. It grows strong. And it reproduces.” Then he added this telling note: “That’s the way it is with every living organism.”


114

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

That’s how it is with people. Physical demands can cause us to grow stronger. Mental and emotional stress can produce tough-mindedness and resiliency. Spiritual testing can produce strength of character and faithfulness. Our Lodges, of course, being a collective group of people, react the same way. Challenged and tested, we come alive! Like coral pounded by the sea, we grow. Last August, I sent a survey to each Lodge with a request that they answer the questions and return it to me. The survey had the following questions: When was your Lodge chartered? Who were the early members of your Lodge, and what did they do in your community? What was the high point in the history of your Lodge, and why? What was the low point in the history of your Lodge, and why? What is the current status of your Lodge? What are your Lodge’s strengths? What are your Lodge’s weaknesses? What is the vision for the future of your Lodge? What is your plan to achieve this vision? While these questions were designed to help me identify trends that our Grand Lodge Elected officers can use in their decision making process, they were also intended to help the leadership of our various Lodges 1) learn the history of their Lodge; 2) evaluate the Lodge’s current situation against that history; and 3) use both the Lodge’s history and evaluation of the current situation as a guide for long-term planning. Although only a handful of Lodges responded, when I combined those responses with the Lodge histories I received from other Lodges, they told an interesting story: Each of our Lodges was formed because of one of two purposes; the first was that Masons living in a particular geographic area wanted to be a part of a local Lodge, generally coinciding with the founding of a new community; the second was because members of one or more Lodges decided to form a new Lodge that would focus on the interests of their particular age, profession, or social group. The early members of our Lodges tended to be a mixture of both blue and white collar workers, but almost always had some members who were well known and respected in the community. The community leaders often, but not always, provided the leadership the Lodge needed to become organized and functional. However, their real value to the Craft came from the fact that others in the community would see these community leaders participating in Masonic Lodge activities and would conclude that the Lodge must be good and worth associating with. The high point in the Lodge’s history always came as a result of the members


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

115

having to pull together for a common goal or in response to a disaster. A common event was the construction of a new Lodge building. Sometimes this happened because a Lodge desired its own temple, and sometimes because an existing facility was destroyed by a fire. In either situation, the Lodge members became more dedicated to the Craft, there was a burst of growth, and friendship and Brotherly love prevailed. In contrast, the low point in the Lodge’s history always came during the period between disasters. This is when the Lodge became complacent, and members lost interest in participating. There was nothing to keep them interested. Now, Brethren, I am not advocating that every few years you burn down your Lodge. What I am telling you is that your Lodge was formed to meet the needs of a particular interest group and became strong because it had a cause. When the time came that that interest group was no longer there, and there was no longer a cause to serve, the health of the Lodge began to fail. Like the coral, a Lodge that is not challenged becomes weak and finds its survival in jeopardy. The second point I want to make is that, as the saying goes, history has a way of repeating itself. Studying the history of our Lodges gives us a sense of who we are as a Fraternity and where we have come from. When properly applied, history provides the tools to identify and choose the best course of action for future events. The mistakes of the past don’t have to be the mistakes of the future, while the positive accomplishments of the past can be built upon in the present to create a glorious future. Before ending my remarks, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank the many Brethren that have regularly corresponded with me while I have been away and the Lodges that have sent me their newsletters. I also want to express my sincere gratitude to our Grand Master for allowing me to serve this Grand Lodge as Grand Historian. Finally, my Brethren, I want to express my love and gratitude to my son, Jonathan, who stands before you as a Master Mason, delivering this report on my behalf. R. W. Stephen E. Nichols read the Report of the Grand Historian to the 2006 Session of the Grand Lodge of Maine May 6, 2005. His report is a concise summary of activities of the Grand Lodge of Maine during the preceding year. He reports the tragedies, triumphs, administrative changes and the general conditions and activities of the Grand Lodge. His report is well written and in a few brief paragraphs gives the reader a good feel for Masonry in the state of Maine. You will enjoy this article. The aura of hope and renewal that comes with each New Year was shaken on January 15th by the news that the Bangor Masonic Building had been destroyed by fire. Irreplaceable artifacts were lost in the conflagration; although, inexplicably, two American flags survived the blaze. From across the country offers came to Maine proffering furniture, regalia, and other items to help restore normal activities to the devastated organizations. The Masonic bodies that operated in the building immediately found temporary space in facilities where they could continue their work until a new Bangor Masonic Building could be found or built. By the end of the year, a committee had made good progress in narrowing the range of options for providing a permanent new structure.


116

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Another blow fell on Maine Masonry in June when Past Grand Master Most Worshipful Peter C. Schmidt passed to the Celestial Lodge above. The large attendance at the August memorial service attested the high esteem in which he was held by Masons all over Maine and beyond. Notwithstanding these sad events the Masonic leadership in Maine pressed on with plans to expand and improve the Fraternity. Training for Blue Lodge and Grand Lodge officers continued apace. The debate concerning the accelerated pace of initiation of candidates continued with no resulting constitutional changes. There was, however, in some Lodges, a surge in the number of applications to join Masonry. One innovation was a trial appointment of a Chief of Staff to the Grand Master whose mission was to relieve the Grand Master of some of his time consuming administrative chores. In some areas the experiment appeared to achieve the desired end, although at the end of the year the position had not been institutionalized. The Chief of Staff was an appointed position, without apron nor jewel, and without any hierarchical authority. Whereas in the preceding year most Grand Lodge Officers accompanied the Grand Master in his visits to the several Lodges across the state, in May of 2004 the practice was begun of having the most senior Grand Lodge Officers represent the Grand Master in Lodges other than the one where he was in attendance. The intent was to have Grand Lodge represented at as many Blue Lodges as possible. This new procedure was not characterized by the newly elected Grand Master as better, but merely as different. As in past years, the concern over improved communication persisted. For two years, one of the foremost means of communicating the Grand Master’s “will and pleasure” was by e-mail. With the election of a new Grand Master in May, emphasis shifted to the wireless cell phone. Again it was not offered as something better, only different. The Craft, in their wisdom and adaptability, learned to cope. The reliance on electronic communication and the inevitable changes in this medium and the consequences of those changes will undoubtedly continue to be features of Maine Masonic communication for some years to come. To further enhance communication among the Brethren, the Grand Master in January directed that District Conference Meetings be held to supplement the exchange of information at the annual District Meetings. The District Conference Meetings, organized around the regions served by the several Assistant Grand Lecturers, were to be less formal than District Meetings in order to encourage a free exchange of ideas. In some places, attendance was very high; in others it bordered on disappointing. The objective was nevertheless achieved, as many ideas were discussed that would not have been suitable for debate in a District Meeting. There was a new impetus to change and improvement in the “Maine Mason” magazine. It was to become a vehicle with which to advance the directions from the Grand Master to the Craft and to stimulate the interest of Maine Masons in the study of Freemasonry. A new Masonic e-mail discussion group was initiated to replace the discontinued “On the Level” and to facilitate the informal exchange of ideas within the Fraternity. Under the leadership of M.W. Walter MacDougall, a committee was formed to examine the need to formulate a program for increasing the awareness of the significance of Masonry and its philosophical strength in these times. Because its focus was on helping to provide more light in Masonry, the


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

117

committee became known informally as “The Light Brigade.” One major undertaking of the group was the establishment of a Masonic College that would ensure the continuing availability to Maine Masons of information and instruction concerning Masonry. Plans for such a college continued as the year ended. Adding to the interest in Masonry, not only among Masons but also among the general public, were a novel, “The DaVinci Code,” and a motion picture, “National Treasure.” Because of the prominence of Freemasonry in both works, a lively discussion developed among all parts of society and led to several applications to be accepted into the ranks of the Fraternity. Continuity of leadership received added attention-without adopting the Massachusetts model-by more frequent and more detailed consultations involving the Grand Master and the Deputy Grand Master. The fruits of this effort will not be known until some years into the future. Last, but certainly not least, we hear from a Grand Historian. Bro. Warren A. Williams served as Grand Historian in the Grand Lodge of Vermont during the 2005 year. Bro. Williams regularly contributes interesting and well written articles to the Green Mountain Freemason. The report below, which Bro. Williams presented at the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Vermont, is a good example of his work. His report is titled “A LEWIS, AND ITS APPLICATION TO FREEMASONRY “. It is a brief but thorough discussion of a Lewis. In my Masonic travels I have often visited lodges in the jurisdiction of Quebec, and the District of St. Francis. On two occasions I have witnessed the presentation of a Lewis Jewel. I found this to be a very satisfying experience. Do you know what a Lewis, and the Jewel represent? Have you ever wondered in your Masonic education to this point how those heavy stones mentioned in lecture and scripture, cut deep in quarries or underground, were moved for final processing and installation in buildings and structures? Let’s follow the story. “The Lewis is an instrument in operative masonry. It is an iron cramp which is inserted in a cavity, prepared for that purpose in any large stone, so as to give attachment to a pulley and hook whereby the stone may be conveniently raised to any height and deposited in its proper position.” In speculative Masonry the Lewis is the son of a Mason. This situation is especially prevalent in England, and from my experience, in Quebec as well. A Lewis Jewel is presented to a youthful Mason, usually by his father, his Lodge, or an interested relative or friend. It has attached bars on which are inscribed the appropriate names and dates of the raising of the father (and Grandfather, if living). The invention of the lewis device was incorrectly attributed to a French architect at the time of Louis XIV, and its name derived from that monarch. It is interesting, in view of this assertion, that this device was known by the Romans, several being taken from old ruins and now displayed in the Vatican museum.


118

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

In the Whitby Abbey in England, founded by Oswy, King of Northumberland in the year 648, large stones were discovered, with the necessary excavation for the insertion of a Lewis. The word itself probably is derived from Old French lévis, any contrivance for lifting. The modern French call the instrument a louve. In the English system, the Lewis is found on the tracing-board of the Entered Apprentice, where it is used as a symbol of strength, because, by its assistance, the Operative Mason is enabled to lift the heaviest stones with a comparatively trifling exertion of physical power. This device has only been adopted as a symbol in the Grand Lodge jurisdiction of Pennsylvania. “The son of a Mason is called a Lewis in England because it is his duty to support the sinking powers and aid the failing strength of his father, to bear the burden and heat of the day, that his parents may rest in their old age; thus rendering the evening of their lives peaceful and happy.” In a representation of the Prestonian lecture, we find the following definition and discourse: “What do we call the son of a Freemason? A Lewis.” “What does that denote? Strength.” “How is a Lewis depicted in a Mason’s Lodge? As a cramp of metal, by which, when fixed into a stone, great and ponderous weights are raised to a certain height and fixed upon their proper bases, without which Operative Masons could not so conveniently do.” What is the duty of a Lewis, the son of a Mason, to his aged parents? To bear the heavy burdens in the heat of the day and help them in time of need, which, by reason of their great gage, they ought to be exempted from, so as to render the close of their days happy and comfortable.” “His privilege for so doing? To be made a Mason before any other person, however dignified by birth, rank, or riches, unless he, through complaisance, waives this privilege.” Found in the Constitutions of 1738, at the end of the Deputy Grand Master’s song—alluding to the expected birth of George III, son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, we find: “May a Lewis be born, whom the world shall admire, Serene as his Mother, August as his Sire.”


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

119

Symbolism of the Lewis in America is unknown; however it is probable that the initiation of George Washington, when he was only twenty years and eight months old, may be explained as a reference to this privilege. The Lewis is a part of Masonry in England, France, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand., Canada and a few in Latin America. BIBLIOGRAPHY 1. Mackey, Albert, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, 1874, pps 466-467 2. Thomas, Horace A, the Lewis, Operative and Speculative, Utah Research Lodge, the Internet, 1991. Bro. William Homer Young, Jr., Grand Chaplain, Grand Lodge of New Mexico offered these remarks in honor of the Departed Brethren at the Grand Session in 2004. We have all heard these works many times before but they seem to create a fitting closing to this year’s Review. We have gathered here to pay tribute to the memory of our Departed Brethren. In the language of poetic inspiration we say to everyone “So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan that moves To that mysterious realm, where each shall Take his chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not like the quarry slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.” THEY ARE NOT FAR By Edith Scott Magna Yes, they are not gone, Yet we are not apart, The distance traveled Is measured by the heart The veil is thin That faith goes shinning thru Like dawn’s first ray As night receded to blue. Send forth your love, Their need of it is plain; So they can know We think of them again, Love spans the space They stand so near yet far, And welcome hands Hold heaven’s gate ajar.


120

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

The light is there. Respectfully submitted: Zelwin B Eaton, Chairman REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FORMS AND CEREMONIES To the Grand Lodge A.F & A.M. of Missouri Brethren: Your Committee on Forms and Ceremonies did not receive any recommendations or requests during this Grand Lodge year. Therefore we have no report to submit. Fraternally Submitted, Dale C. Motter, P.G.M., Chairman Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., P.G.M. James A. Noland, Jr., P.G.M. Dale M. Bryan Randall J. Jones, Grand Lecturer EDUCATION REPORT THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ANCIENT, FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS The Education Committee of The Grand lodge of Missouri has been very busy addressing the education message we must get out to all Masons in Missouri. At our first meeting we agreed that we need to stay focused over the next several years and not change course each year as a new Grand Master comes in. We are working with, and have on the committee our current Grand Master, The Deputy Grand Master and the Senior Grand Warden. This will ensure us continuity. The committee also works closely with the Public Relations Committee since many of our efforts over-lap. At our very first meeting we did a review of all the products we have for education within the state. That includes book, videos, CD’s, DVD’s etc. Many of the items were somewhat dated so the committee is evaluating all items and making changes. Many of the old videos will now be on a CD format. Realizing that we all work under budget guidelines we took seven top items of importance and those are the items we will concentrate on. We have kicked off a project to have all Masons throughout the state telling the same story about Masonry. We found that many brothers do not know what to say when they are asked about our fraternity. We have developed two programs to address that. The first is a pocket hand out giving “10 reasons to become a Mason”. It is the intent of the Education Committee to have every mason in the state carry this card in their wallet. Soon a mini petition will be available so a brother will be able to give a prospect the card and petition at the same time. The second item is to have all the brothers answer the questions in the same manner. We developed and up-dated a brochure titled “Frequently Asked


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

121

Questions.” As an example when asked, “What is Masonry?” We have a full explanation; however the paper also gives the Brother a fast bullet response, “Masonry is a fraternal charitable organization – a brotherhood where men of good character get be together to improve themselves and the community in which they live”. We have also created a handout to assist our brother Masons called,” Answers to Questions about the Masonic Fraternity”. Members of our committee will also be at all area meetings for secretaries and Masonic Home presentations, to make sure our message and guidelines are being followed. Next year we will also be at all Grand Masters area meetings. We will be working with all secretaries and Lodge Education Chairmen to follow up and make sure these programs are being explained and used. They will then report back to the committee. We want the lodge Education Representative to be active in education. Another new project we have undertaking is the education of all new District Deputy Grand Master at our Grand Lodge session in September. Many of the new DDGM’s are put into a position and now say, “What do I do?’ We will have a workshop to assist them, and a mentoring system to help them if they have questions throughout the year. Missouri has had an Achievement Award program for many years which honors lodges and their Masters for meeting certain standards and education is an important part of attaining this award. Each year we have an increase of lodges receiving this award. We are also involved with the Masonic Education at all Chance to advance Classes. The Education Committee will also assist any lodge that needs help with educational programs. We will also assist to put on an “Open House Program” We plan to have a Education, Public Relations and Masonic Representative‘s Expo Meeting in Columbia. This will be an all day event with various presentations and workshops conducted by the three groups. In June we worked out an agreement with Wehrenberg Theaters where they will once again feature a Masonic slide on the screen prior to all movies. This program is of no cost to Grand Lodge. Our committee realizes that education is an ongoing job, and we are committed to get that job done. Respectfully submitted, RWB Nicholas R. Cichielo, Education Committee Chairman Grand lodge of Missouri REPORT OF THE GRAND LECTURER We are asked to give a report each year as your Grand Lecturer. There are so many experiences that we would enjoy relating to everyone but space will not allow for this indulgence. This year we have held our required schools and been able to add several others to that list. Not every school has a large turnout in numbers but every school has a turnout of great brothers who are interested in our ritual and its preservation. In our round robin competitions, we have seen some very strong ritualists lose to someone who kept the concentration a little longer. They have really been fun this year.


122

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Our job as the Grand Lecturer continues to be strongly supported by the work of devoted brothers around the state. We have seven Regional Lecturers that work endlessly helping lodges and districts all the time and everywhere as needed. Our corps of District Lecturers also donate an unimaginable amount of energy and dedication to our fraternity. We thank all of them for making the end result of a job well done. There is no way that words can adequately express the fellowship and brotherhood we find as we travel about. The reception we receive and the kindnesses extended to us are more than wonderful. We wish once again to thank each lodge, temple association and individual involved in hosting schools for us. The round robin winners this year are as follows: Region A WB Tim Dunbar Region B Bro Tom Christine Region C WB Paul Miller Region D Bro Steve Smith Region F Bro Paul Kingsley Region G Bro Daniel Hatley Coming out on top at the state competition was Thomas E. Christine, Shelbina Lodge No. 228. Randall J. Jones, Grand Lecturer 2005-06


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI RITUAL AWARDS : 2005-2006

Fayette-Howard Rising Sun Western Star Ava Cooper Weston Arrow Rock Monroe Sullivan Savannah Laclede Washington Twilight Compass Lincoln Ashland Zeredatha Carthage Sedalia Hopewell Knob Noster Mechanicsville Brotherhood Solomon Temple Gate Cuba Meramec Charity Joplin Hallsville Fellowship Friend Hebron Ancient Landmark Waynesville King Hill Richland Jasper Gate of the Temple Forsyth Plato Nodaway Mineral Jewel Equality Conway Laines Prairie Republic Criterion Cosby Overland-Occidental East Gate Country Club Holliday Southwest Heritage

Lodge No. 4 Lodge No. 13 Lodge No. 15 Lodge No. 26 Lodge No. 36 Lodge No. 53 Lodge No. 55 Lodge No. 64 Lodge No. 69 Lodge No. 71 Lodge No. 83 Lodge No. 87 Lodge No. 114 Lodge No. 120 Lodge No. 138 Lodge No. 156 Lodge No. 189 Lodge No. 197 Lodge No. 236 Lodge No. 239 Lodge No. 245 Lodge No. 260 Lodge No. 269 Lodge No. 271 Lodge No. 299 Lodge No. 312 Lodge No. 313 Lodge No. 331 Lodge No. 335 Lodge No. 336 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 352 Lodge No. 354 Lodge No. 356 Lodge No. 375 Lodge No. 376 Lodge No. 385 Lodge No. 398 Lodge No. 422 Lodge No. 453 Lodge No. 469 Lodge No. 470 Lodge No. 471 Lodge No. 480 Lodge No. 497 Lodge No. 528 Lodge No. 531 Lodge No. 570 Lodge No. 586 Lodge No. 600 Lodge No. 623 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 656 Lodge No. 660 Lodge No. 681

-

Bronze Bronze Silver Bronze Bronze Bronze Silver Bronze Silver Silver Gold Bronze Silver Bronze Silver Bronze Gold Bronze Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Silver Gold Silver Bronze Bronze Bronze Gold Bronze Gold Silver Gold Bronze Gold Silver Silver Bronze Gold Bronze Silver Silver Silver Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Silver Bronze Silver Bronze Bronze Gold

123


124

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

REPORT OF THE GRAND SECRETARY RONALD D. MILLER To the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. of Missouri: Most Worshipful and Brethren, I submit my Report as Grand Secretary and the work of the Grand Lodge Office Staff with pleasure. It is with Honor that I submit my Tenth Annual Report to this One Hundred Eighty Fifth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. of the State of Missouri. I would like to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to each of the officers and brethren in our lodges for their understanding, support, cooperation and friendship. My great appreciation to my Office Staff for their professional manner, knowledge and dedication. It has been exciting to see lodges being challenged to getting out into the community, and to be led by our Most Worshipful Brother John M. Nations as we have all learned to serve our communities. He has been sincere in his desire to ask that we all get involved in our neighborhood, Cities, State, and our nation. I have sincerely appreciated the friendship and courtesies of all the Grand Lodge Officers, Past Grand Masters, Committee personnel, District Deputy Grand Masters, District Deputy Grand Lecturers and Regional Grand Lecturers. AREA MEETINGS Area Meetings for lodge secretaries were held in eleven different locations in the state. These meetings are developed to accomplish a number of goals. It is our desire to develop these meetings to aid the lodge secretary in his duties and to open lines of communication. They also have the opportunity to pick up the Proceedings and dues cards. This year everyone enjoyed sharing ideas and exchanged information which was beneficial to those in attendance. SITES

DATES

Scottish Rite Temple, St. Joseph Independence Lodge No. 76, Independence Rose Hill Lodge No. 550, Creve Coeur Fenton Lodge No. 281, Fenton Farmington Lodge No. 132, Farmington Bloomfield Lodge No. 153, Bloomfield Rolla Lodge No. 213, Rolla Masonic York Rite Temple, Springfield (United #5) Masonic Complex, Columbia Kirksville Masonic Temple, Kirksville Shelbina Lodge No. 228, Shelbina

Tues., May 16, 2006 Wed., May 17, 2006 Mon., May 22, 2006 Tues., May 23, 2006 Wed., May 24, 2006 Mon., May 29, 2006 Tues., May 30, 2006 Wed., May 31, 2006 Sat., June 03, 2006 Mon., June 05, 2006 Tues., June 06, 2006

TIME 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:00AM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

DISPENSATIONS October 5, 2005, to Dennis M. Oglesby, Sr., Worshipful Master of Bridgeton Lodge No. 80, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Degrees on Mr. John Michael Wallace. The Degrees are to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. October 7, 2005, to Jeffrey W. Jones, Worshipful Master of Lathrop Lodge No. 506, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

125

Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, October 15, 2005 at the Fellowship Hall in the Lathrop Christian Church at Lathrop, Missouri, which place is to be Dedicated for Masonic Use. October 11, 2005, to Daniel E. Novak, Sr., Worshipful Master of Mizpah Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40, for holding a Special Communication on Tuesday, June 28 2005 at 7:00 PM, instead of their regular meeting time of 7:30 PM, for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring two Entered Apprentice Degrees on duly elected candidates. October 28, 2005, to Daniel E. Novak, Worshipful Master of Mizpah Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40, for holding a Stated Communication on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 7:00 PM, instead of their regular meeting time of 7:30 PM, for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring a Fellow Craft Degree on a duly elected candidate. November 1, 2005, to Daniel E. Novak, Sr., Worshipful Master of Mizpah Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40, for holding a Special Communication on Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 7:00 PM for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring two Master Mason Degrees. November 14, 2005, to Dennis L. Baker, Worshipful Master of Kearney Lodge No. 311, for holding a Special Communication for the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at the Knights of Columbus in Kearney, Missouri. November 17, 2005, to Arthur S. Miller, Worshipful Master of Independence Lodge No. 76, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Degrees on Jose DeJesus Esteban. November 21, 2005, to Michael F. Armstrong, Worshipful Master of Platte City Lodge No. 502, for holding their regular Stated Communications at Compass Lodge No. 120 at Parkville, Missouri until such time that a proper meeting place in or near Platte City has been obtained. This Dispensation shall be in effect as of December 1, 2005. November 21, 2005, to Carl Terry, Worshipful Master of Temple Gate Lodge No. 299, for holding a Special Communication on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at the Masonic Home West. November 28, 2005, to Daniel Fitzsimmons, Worshipful Master of Naphtali Lodge No. 25, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring a Master Mason Degree on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 7:00 PM. December 22, 2005, to David Swafford, Worshipful Master of Vincil Lodge No. 62, for holding all Stated Communication and Special Communications at the Elks Lodge in Cameron, Missouri until such time as a permanent meeting place has been obtained. December 22, 2005, to Dennis L. Baker, Worshipful Master of Kearney Lodge No. 311, for holding all Stated Communications and Special Communications at the Knights of Columbus building in Kearney, Missouri until such time as a permanent meeting place has been obtained. December 27, 2005, to Edward D. Spurling, Worshipful Master of Hebron Lodge No. 354 for holding a Special Communication for the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Master Mason Degree on a Fellow Craft of Hebron Lodge No. 354. The Degree is to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially appointed by the Grand Lecturer.


126

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

December 30, 2005, to Daniel E. Novak, Sr, Worshipful Master of Mizpah Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40, for holding a Special Communication on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at 7:00 PM for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Entered Apprentice Degree. January 4, 2006, to William Van Meter, Worshipful Master of Country Club Lodge No. 656, for holding a Special Communication on January 16, 2006, for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Degrees on Douglas Maurice Fields. The Degrees are to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. January 9, 2006, to Warren Van Dam, Worshipful Master of Kansas City Lodge No. 220, for holding a Special Communication at the Masonic Home West in the Chapel on the morning of January 14, 2006. January 17, 2006, to James L. Bates, Worshipful Master of Carl Junction Lodge No. 549, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of holding their regular stated communication of Monday, February 13, 2006 at Joplin Lodge No. 335, Joplin, Missouri at 7:30 PM. February 13, 2006, to Michael A. Morgan, Worshipful Master of Craftsmen Lodge No. 717, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Master Mason Degree on Jerry Coughlin, Sr. at Craftsmen Lodge on Thursday, March 9, 2006. The Degree is to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. February 28, 2006, to Arthur S. Miller, Worshipful Master of Independence Lodge No. 76, for receiving the Petition for the Degrees from Josiah Michael Jones. Mr. Jones indicated that he was initiated in a lodge in Virginia during the time he was in the military, although attempts were made; no records or information could be found. March 3, 2006, to Glen E. Missey, Worshipful Master of Potosi Lodge No. 131, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Degrees on Cecile Johnson on March 13, 2006 at the regular Stated Meeting. The Degrees are to be conferred in consideration of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. March 3, 2006, to James Leath, III, Worshipful Master of Christian Lodge No. 392, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of holding their regular Stated Communication of Thursday, March 9, 2006 at the Masonic Home in Kansas City, Missouri. March 14, 2006, to Patrick L. Mathis, Worshipful Master of Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, for holding their regular Stated Communication on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 7:00 PM in the Masonic Home, Western Unit. March 14, 2006, to Donald D. Simons, Worshipful Master of Joachim Lodge No. 164, for holding a Special Communication for purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Degrees on Charles J. James. The Degrees are to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. March 15, 2006, to Cecil R. Search, Worshipful Master of Brotherhood Lodge


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

127

No. 269, for holding a Special Communication on Thursday, April 27, 2006 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Master Mason Degree at the Masonic Home, Western Unit. March 20, 2006, to Alvin E. Kennedy, Worshipful Master of McDonald Lodge No. 324, for holding the April 12, 2007 Stated Communication at the Masonic Home in Kansas City, Missouri at 7:00 PM. March 20, 2006, to Michael F. Armstrong, Worshipful Master of Platte City Lodge No. 504, for holding their regular Stated Communication of July 12, 2006 at the Masonic Home, Western Unit. March 22, 2006, to Daniel Fitzsimmons, Worshipful Master of Naphtali Lodge No. 25, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring two Entered Apprentice Degrees on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 7:00 PM. March 31, 2006, to James Leath, III, Worshipful Master of Christian Lodge No. 392, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Master Mason Degree on April 11, 2006 at 6:00 PM. April 4, 2006, to Daniel E. Novak, Sr., Worshipful Master of Mizpah Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40, for holding a Special Communication on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 7:00 PM for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Entered Apprentice Degree on two qualified candidates. April 10, 2006, to David C. Grossman, Worshipful Master of Richland Lodge No. 385, for holding a special Communication on Saturday, May, 2006 for the purpose of holding an Outdoor Third Degree at the Pulaski County Fort Leonard Wood Shrine Club at Buckhorn, Missouri, which place has been dedicated for Masonic Use. April 11, 2006, to Ronald Berg, Worshipful Master of Summit Lodge No. 263, for holding their regular Stated Communication at the Masonic Home West on Tuesday, April 18, 2006. April 12, 2006, to George Teter, Worshipful Master of Brookfield Lodge No. 86, for holding a Special Communication on June 30, 2006 for the purpose of the conferral of the Third Degree for the Annual Chigger Fest at the outdoor site of the property of Worshipful Brother Bob O’Dell’s farm, which place has been dedicated previously for Masonic Use. April 17, 2006, to Dennis J. Crocker, Worshipful Master of Elvins-Ionic Lodge No. 154, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Master Mason Degree on a proficient Fellow Craft in the original lodge building of Elvins-Ionic Lodge No. 154. April 26, 2006, to Daniel Fitzsimmons, Worshipful Master of Naphtali Lodge No. 25, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring two Fellow Craft Degrees on Monday, May 8, 2006 at 7:00 PM at the New Masonic Temple at 3681 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri. May 2, 2006, to Loren W. Legg, Worshipful Master of St. James Lodge No. 230, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the First Degree on Randy Hedrick. The Degree is to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. May 2, 2006, to Jeffrey Wallace, Worshipful Master of Cold Spring Lodge No. 274, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Third Degree of Masonry on Phillip Corsan. The Degree is to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the


128

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. May 5, 2006, to Jeff Van Dam, Worshipful Master of Kansas City Lodge No. 220, for holding a Special Communication on May 13, 2006 at 8:00 PM at the Masonic Home, Western Unit in Kansas City, Missouri. May 9, 2006, to Joseph L. Heilig, Worshipful Master of Albert Pike Lodge No. 219, for holding a Special Communication on June 11, 2006 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Opening at the White Bear Council Ring, the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation at Osceola, Missouri (which site has been previously dedicated for Masonic Use) for the purpose of conferring the entered Apprentice Degree on two eligible candidates. May 10, 2006, to David. Grossman, Worshipful Master of Richland Lodge No. 385, for holding an Outdoor Third Degree at the Pulaski County Fort Leonard Wood Shrine Club at Buckhorn, Missouri, which place has been dedicated for Masonic Use. May 12, 2006, to Ron Angel, Worshipful Master of Overland-Occidental Lodge No. 623, for holding a Special Communication on Thursday, May 18, 2006 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring a 2nd Degree. May 12, 2006, to Charles Wiegert, Worshipful Master of Noble Lodge No. 684, for holding a Special Communication at Rose Hill Lodge No. 550 on Tuesday, May 30, 2006. May 17, 2006, to Willard E. Rieffer, Worshipful Master of Tyro Lodge No. 12, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Fellow Craft Degree on Daniel Simnet, EA on Monday, May 22, 2006. The Degree is to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. May 23, 2006, to Daniel Fitzsimmons, Worshipful Master of Naphtali Lodge No. 25, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring one Master Mason Degree on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 7:00 PM at the New Masonic Temple at 3681 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri. May 23, 2006, to Samuel Lee Porter, Worshipful Master of Southwest Heritage Lodge No. 681, for holding an outdoor Third Degree on May 27, 2006 at 7:00 PM at Worshipful Brother Kenny Carter’s cabin near Jasper, Missouri, which place has been previously dedicated for Masonic Use. June 5, 2006, to Arthur S. Miller, Worshipful Master of Independence Lodge No. 76, for holding a Special Communication on June 7, 2006, for the purpose of holding an Outdoor Second Degree at the outdoor site of the Crowder Rock Quarry on E US 24 Hwy, Independence, Missouri, which site has previously been dedicated for Masonic Use. June 7, 2006, to Dennis M. Oglesby, Worshipful Master of Bridgeton Lodge No. 80, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Entered Apprentice Degree on Thursday, June 8, 2006. June 8, 2006, to Robert Timothy Thomas, District Deputy Grand Master of District 43, for conducting an appropriate Ceremony of Dedication of the temporary meeting place of Forsyth Lodge No. 453 at Forsyth, Missouri. The temporary meeting place will be the Elks Lodge In Forsyth, Missouri.


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

129

June 8, 2006, to Jackie O. Hall, Worshipful Master of Forsyth Lodge No. 453, for holding Special and Stated Communications at the Elks Lodge in Forsyth, Missouri starting July 13, 2006 until such time as their new building has been completed. June 9, 2006, to James Wibbenmeyer, Worshipful Master of Perryville Lodge No. 670, for holding a Special Communication on June 17, 2006 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion for the conferral of the Third Degree on a proficient Fellow Craft at the outdoor site of the John Plunkett Farm, which place has been previously dedicated for Masonic Use. June 12, 2006, to Robert D. Lockmiller, Worshipful Master of Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422, for holding a Special Communication on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 9:00 AM for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring Degrees at the outdoor site of Rice Camp Grounds in Reeds Spring, Missouri, which place was dedicated previously for Masonic Use by M.W. Brother J. Edward Blinn in 1986. June 21, 2006, to Arthur S. Miller, Worshipful Master of Independence Lodge No. 76, for holding a Special Communication on June 28, 2006 at 6:30 PM for the purpose of holding an Outdoor Third Degree at the outdoor site of the Crowder Rock Quarry on E US 24 Hwy, Independence, Missouri, which site has previously been dedicated for Masonic Use. June 22, 2006, to David R. Norman, Worshipful Master of Ava Lodge No. 26, for changing their regular Stated Communication of July 4, 2006 to July 6, 2006 because of the July 4th Holiday. June 26, 2006, to James Leath, III, Worshipful Master of Christian Lodge No. 26, 2006, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of doing Degree Work on June 29, 2006 at 7:00 PM. June 28, 2006, to Edgar D. Piles, Worshipful Master of Gardenville-Cache Lodge No. 455, due to the unauthorized removal of the Charter of GardenvilleCache Lodge No. 455 from its normal position in the lodge, this dispensation authorizes Gardenville-Cache Lodge to meet and hold Stated and Special Communications until such time that a duplicate Charter has been issued. June 30, 2006, to Dennis M. Oglesby, Worshipful Master of Bridgeton Lodge No. 80, for holding a Special Communication on Saturday, July 8, 2006 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of holding two Outdoor Third Degrees on the property of Worshipful Brother Frank Scydick in Dittmer, Missouri, which place has been previously dedicated for Masonic Use. August 10, 2006, to Daniel Fitzsimmons, Worshipful Master of Naphtali Lodge No. 25, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Installation of Officers at Mizpah Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40 on August 12, 2006 at 2:00 PM. September 6, 2006, to Terry Tullock, Worshipful Master of Tyro Lodge No. 12, for the purpose of the conferral of the Third Degree on a proficient Fellow Craft at the outdoor site on the Bay Farm, 14 Miles west of Potosi, Missouri, which place has been dedicated for Masonic Use by R.W. Brother D. Nolan Miller. September 6, 2006, to Mont A. Gilbert, Worshipful Master of Montgomery Lodge No. 246, for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of holding Stated and Special Communications at Jonesburg Lodge No. 457 at Jonesburg, Missouri due to storm damage at the Montgomery Lodge Hall until such time as the Montgomery Lodge building is repaired or a suitable place in Montgomery City is found. They are to meet the second Monday of each month starting


130

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

September 11, 2006. September 6, 2006, to Larry McKenzie, Worshipful Master of Ancient Landmark Lodge No. 356, for holding their regular Stated Communication of September 14, 2006 at Cooper Lodge No. 36 to do Degree Work – confer the Third Degree on James B. Patchett. September 14, 2006, to Daniel E. Novak, Sr., Worshipful Master of Mizpah Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40, for holding a Special Communication on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 7:00 PM (instead of the usual 7:30 PM) for the Purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Entered Apprentice Degree on a qualified candidate. CONSENTS AND PERMISSIONS M.W. Grand Master John M. Nations granted Consent and expressed Permission on various propositions and requests pertaining to the activities and operations of Constituent Lodges of Missouri in accordance with the requirements of the Grand Lodge Law (Section 16.070, Section 21.100, etc.) as follows: October 28, 2005, to Aaron L. Fain, Secretary of Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642, granting Consent and Permission for Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 to hold a joint meeting with Prince Hall Lodge No. 1 at Rose Hill Masonic Temple on November 2, 2995. It is proposed that Charlie’s Angels Degree Team will confer the Master Mason Degree on a Fellow Craft of Benjamin Franklin Lodge and Prince Hall Lodge No. 1 will observe. November 4, 2005, to Aaron L. Fain, Secretary of Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642, granting Consent and Permission for Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 to make a Fraternal Visit to Prince Hall Lodge No. 1 on November 19, 2005 at The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A.M. of Missouri. January 12, 2006, to John Ray Merchant, Worshipful Master of Alpha Lodge No. 659, granting Consent and Permission to confer the Master Mason Degree on James Michael Banks, a Fellow Craft of Kansas City Lodge No. 220, as a courtesy degree for Kansas City Lodge. The Degree is to be conferred at Alpha Lodge with the help of Kansas City Lodge No. 220. January 24, 2006, to R. W. Brother Robert B. Pfuetze, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. of Kansas, granting Consent and Permission for Most Worshipful Lawrence J. “Larry” Mersberg to make a fraternal visit to Fellowship Lodge No. 345 at Joplin, Missouri on February 10, 2006. February 13, 2006, to Robert Hataway, Worshipful Master of Webb City Lodge No. 512, granting Consent and Permission for Webb City Lodge No. 512 to host a Fraternal Visit from Grove Lodge No. 187 at Grove, Oklahoma; Pittsburg Lodge No. 187 at Pittsburg, Kansas and Bentonville Lodge No. 56 at Bentonville, Arkansas on February 25, 2006 for the 21 st Annual George Washington Birthday Celebration. March 3, 2006, to Douglas H. Reece, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, District 7, granting Consent and Permission for the 7th Masonic District to sponsor a Table Lode of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction at Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 in St. Joseph, Missouri on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 6:30 PM. April 24, 2006, to Roger A. Cupp, Worshipful Master of Marceline Lodge No. 481, granting Consent and Permission for Marceline Lodge No. 481 at Marceline, Missouri to sponsor a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction on Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 7:00 PM.


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

131

August 15, 2006, to Timothy D. Hull, Worshipful Master of Billings, Lodge No. 379, granting Permission for Billings Lodge No. 279 to shorten the term of the present year’s officers by a change in the Lode By-Laws, as requested in your correspondence of August 15, 2006. This permission pertains to your 2005-2006 officers only. M.W. Grand Master John M. Nations granted permission for the following lodges to host a Chance To – Advance Class: October, 1, 2005 St Louis Missouri Lodge #1 October, 8, 2005 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 October 22, 2005 Point Pleasant Lodge No 176 October 29, 2005 Independence Lodge No. 76 November 19, 2005 Waynesville Lodge No. 375 December 20, 2005 Cooper Lodge No. 36 January 21, 2006 Twilight Lodge No. 114 January 28, 2006 George Washington No 9 February 11, 2006 Summit Lodge No. 263 February 11, 2006 Gate of the Temple No 422 April 8, 2006 Independence Lodge No. 76 April 29, 2006 Sullivan Lodge No. 69 May 13, 2006 Leadwood Lodge No. 598 May 30, 2006 Twilight Lodge No. 114 May 20, 2006 Solomon Lodge No. 271 June 3, 2006 Polar Star-Rose Hill No 79 June 17, 2006 Craft Lodge No 287 August 19,2006 Summit Lodge No. 263 August 19, 2006 Solomon Lodge No. 271 GRAND REPRESENTATIVES M.W. Grand Master John M. Nations, accepted the recommendations of the respective Grand Masters and Grand Lodges and appointed Grand Representatives of the Grand Lodge of Missouri near other Grand Lodges. The Certificates of Commission were prepared and mailed for presentation to: Grand Lodge of Mississippi .......................... Charles Cleveland Davis Grand Lodge of Norway ...................................... Karl-Erik Briskerud Grand Lodge of Tennessee .......................................... Roy C. Etherton Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon ........ Robert D. McSween M.W. Grand Master John M. Nations, honored Master Masons from Missouri Lodges with the recommendation that they be commissioned a Grand Representative of other Grand Lodges near the Grand Lodge of Missouri as follows: Grand Lodge of Utah .............................................. David W. Haywood


132

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

3X FIRST LINE SIGNERS: 2005-2006 Albert Pike Lodge Algabil-Freedom Lodge Ancient Landmark Lodge Ancient Landmark Lodge Ancient Landmark Lodge Ancient Landmark Lodge Angerona Lodge Belle Lodge Fidelity Lodge Knob Noster Lodge Meridian Lodge Mizpah Mt. Moriah Lodge Noewood Lodge O’Sullivan Lodge Plato Lodge Pleasant Hope Lodge Pomegranate-PyramidLodge Samaritan Lodge Southwest Heritage Lodge Southwest Heritage Lodge Southwest Heritage Lodge St Joseph Lodge Sullivan Lodge Sullivan Lodge Summit Lodge Summit Lodge Troy Lodge Troy Lodge Troy Lodge Waynesville Lodge Waynesville Lodge Waynesville Lodge Waynesville Lodge

No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No

219 636 356 356 356 356 193 373 339 255 2 40 622 7 469 467 95 424 681 681 681 78 69 69 263 263 34 34 34 375 375 375 375

Christopher Wilfred Doug Mike Allen Kevin Rick Harold John Joe David Lonnie Dan Wade William Frankie Harding Edward John Nathan Rick Carl Eugene George Hershell Robert Densel James R Bruce Donald Nicholas Timothy Gerald

Creason Soutiea, Jr Perry McMahan James Wooden Clevenger Heitmann Hart III Joyner Jacobi, Sr Nicholas Parker Gilkey Ludlow Keyes Nosser White Kuehn Box McCully Jennings Hopwood Dodson Spurlock Spence Webb Tinker, Sr. Hubbard Ripley Roth Larrington Jones

5% MEMBERSHIP LODGES: 2005-2006 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Pauldingville Troy Wentzville Sullivan St Mark’s Angerona Ray Knob Noster Fidelity Ancient Landmark Belle Waynesville Samaritan Plato Laines Prairie Chaffee Southwest Heritage

Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge

No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No

11 34 46 69 93 193 223 245 339 356 373 375 424 469 531 615 681


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

133

FIFTY-YEAR AWARDS 50 Year Award Lodge Acacia Acacia Acacia Acacia Adair Adair Adair Adair Adair Adelphi Albert Pike Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Allensville Allensville Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alton Amsterdam Anderson Anderson Angerona Archie Arnold Arrow Rock Ash Grove Ashland Ashland Ashland Athens Athens Ava Ava Barnesville Bayou Beacon Beacon Beacon Beacon Beacon Bee Hive Belle

Lodge # 602 602 602 602 366 366 366 366 366 355 219 636 636 198 198 659 659 659 659 659 659 659 255 141 621 621 193 633 673 55 100 156 156 156 127 127 26 26 353 365 3 3 3 3 3 393 373

FN Martin George Charles Charles Dale Loyd Gary Willis Leslie Jerome Raymond Kenneth John Clifford Macklin James Jack Jerry Emil Joseph George Ronald Edwin Kenneth Ralph Edward Ralph Calvin Marshall Bobby Donald Donnie Donald Clifford Frank Hershel Marvin Leon Andrew Perry Harold Donald Clifford James Willard David Russell

MI Kenel Gordon W. Richard C. U. D. L. A. C. R. O. H.

W. L. K. Lindy H. N. Gene C. W. E. C. M. Herman L. Ray L. B. F. N. Roy Lyle A. L. C. O. C. M. R. O. J.

LN Carignan Fleener Crawford Murphy Motter Welte Sells Sevits Mc Climans Statham Rieling Baker Romay Mosbarger Wilkinson Brewer Mc Guire Blair Tarvin Downey Nelson Anderson Wiggs Fritts Williams Scott Conley Waggener Northcutt Ashford Nicholson Wren Jeffery Nahler Akers Ellis Huff Thompson Parsons Hayes Rieken Darrough Ebert Lloyd Berry Burgess Ridenhour


134 Belle Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Bethany Bethany Bethany Bloomfield Blue Springs Bolivar Bolivar Bolivar Bolivar Bolivar Bolivar Bolivar Bonhomme Bonhomme Branson Branson Branson Branson Branson Brentwood Brentwood Brentwood Bridgeton Bridgeton Bridgeton Brookfield Brookfield Brookfield Brookfield Brookfield Brotherhood Brotherhood Brotherhood Brotherhood Brotherhood Buckner Butler Cairo Cairo California Cambridge Camden Point Camden Point Camden Point Camden Point Camden Point Canopy

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 373 642 642 642 97 97 97 153 337 195 195 195 195 195 195 195 45 45 587 587 587 587 587 616 616 616 80 80 80 86 86 86 86 86 269 269 269 269 269 501 254 486 486 183 63 169 169 169 169 169 284

Melvin Jack Gerald Charles Harvey Carrol Carl Bob William Orville M. James Athel Ervin Alfred Harry Otto Gerald Robert Seth George James Clay Eugene Vernon Robert Donald Robert Miles Gayle Raphael Robert Norman Harry Charles Ora David J. Donald Wilbur John Ernest David Charles Earl Olie Herman James Howard Duane Jimmy

G. Robert E. A. L. Gene Lolan Ross R. Hugh W. Eugene D. R. C. W. M. B. A. W. W. A. A. T. S. Cole Noah R. Gene G. C. Alva H. B. D. C. A. R. M. D. D. C. L. Wesly Lee L.

2006 Palmer Kootman Radzivill Lazier Roberson Fry Spainhower Matthews Riley Blankenship Smith Hensley West Bullington Chappell Hughes Conzelmann Primm Wade Caperton Duey Lewis Cantwell Miller Olson Summers Ransom Appel Whitener Biswell Cotter Tivendale Hahn Bradley Preddy Brooke Long Seevers Walkup Van Dyke Miller Esry Cochran Matheny Metz Benner White Paden Evans Boone Michel


2006 Canopy Canopy Caruthersville Caruthersville Censer Central Crossing Central Crossing Centralia Chaffee Chamois Chamois Chamois Charity Charity Charity Charity Charity Charity Charity Charleston Christian Clark Clay Clayton Clayton Clayton Clinton Clinton Clintonville Clintonville Cold Spring Colony Colony Columbia Comfort Comfort Compass Compass Continental Continental Continental Cooper Cooper Cooper Cooper Cooper Corinthian Country Club Craft Craft Craftsmen

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 284 284 461 461 172 674 674 59 615 185 185 185 331 331 331 331 331 331 331 407 392 610 207 601 601 601 548 548 482 482 274 168 168 534 533 533 120 120 37 37 37 36 36 36 36 36 265 656 287 287 717

Eugene Fred Richard Ollie Elmer Frank Lothrop Charles Reece Norman Kenneth Merrill Jack William Donald Robert Donald William Harvey George Marvin Marvin Jim Al Clifford Gilbert Dale B. Norman John William Joseph Roy C. Don Raymond John Donald Roland Virgil Ernest Wade John Robert Robert James Charles Henry Ned John Ernest

E. L. R. S. E. S. H. E. C. M. W. E. L. J. L. E. E. L. H. J. M. R. Eugene Oliver J. H. J. L. Austin C. P. C. L. Samuel Ray Ellison B. O. E. Willard E. W. I. G. William

135 Eden Engle Kohn Thomason Howell Gilmore Perkins Koelling Brown Utlaut Cramer Townley Clayton Mc Farland Bledsoe Brown Farley Herzog Springer Roberts Sudduth Woods Allen Wolk James Spieldoch Hubbard Gregory Hand Tolle Schroff Muir Ewalt Koepke Stewart Licklider Filger Diven Francis Edwards Boyer Davis Garrett Herfurth Courtney Marshall Masoner Devry Day Lillard Flotow


136 Craftsmen Craftsmen Craftsmen Craftsmen Craftsmen Craftsmen Crescent Hill Crestwood-Anchor Crestwood-Anchor Crestwood-Anchor Crestwood-Anchor Crestwood-Anchor Crestwood-Anchor Crestwood-Anchor Criterion Dawn De Soto De Soto Dexter East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate Easter Easter Edina Edina Elvins-Ionic Elvins-Ionic Elvins-Ionic Elvins-Ionic Eminence Excelsior Excelsior Excelsior Excelsior Fellowship Fenton Fenton Fenton Fidelity Florissant Florissant Forest Park

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 717 717 717 717 717 717 368 443 443 443 443 443 443 443 586 539 119 119 532 630 630 630 630 630 630 630 630 630 630 630 575 575 291 291 154 154 154 154 607 441 441 441 441 345 281 281 281 339 668 668 578

George Jack Floyd John Edward Ronald Buford Everett Raymond Jack William Robert Morton Kenneth Ralph John Darrel Erich Quentin William Donald Everett Charles James Thomas Wilbur Walter Orville Richard Wilbur Albert Harvey Quentin Charles Arthur Lloyd Donald Thomas William James William Charles Warren William William Paul Melvin Duane William Robert Glenn

GA Harold H. A. Tillman Lawrence T. L. O. D. W. H. James B. A. W. R. P. W. L. R. E. J. G. W. T. M. R. L. H. E. James Leon Eugene Hayden R. W. J. Dykes C. W. H. K. L. L. J. W. P.

2006 Canepa Tyrer Hahn Reichle Wright Evans Hockett Kling Markley Lee Milla Andreae Stanley Yocum Handlin Zullig Girardier Schafermeyer Edwards Kenan Cohoon Davis Taylor Flood Suhr Cooper Davis Brill Acock Reagan Bartz Lewis Greenley Gossman Hulsey Sutton Black Fitzgerald Humphrey Reynolds Hasler Shrum Martinson Center Cloninger Ballany James Meier Smith Lippincott Partney


2006 Four Mile Four Mile Friend Friendship Friendship Fulton Galena Galena Galena Galena Gallatin Gallatin Gallatin Gardenville-Cache Gate Of The Temple Gate Of The Temple Gate Of The Temple Gate Of The Temple Gate Of The Temple Gate Of The Temple Gate Of The Temple George Washington George Washington George Washington George Washington Glenwood Granby Granby Granby Grand River Grand River Grand River Grandview Grandview Grandview Grandview Grandview Granite Granite Granite Grant City Grant City Gray Summit Greensburg Hale City Hale City Hale City Hallsville Hallsville Hamilton Hamilton

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 212 212 352 89 89 48 515 515 515 515 106 106 106 455 422 422 422 422 422 422 422 9 9 9 9 427 514 514 514 276 276 276 618 618 618 618 618 272 272 272 66 66 173 414 216 216 216 336 336 224 224

Joe William Gene Bob Frank Donald Bobby Donald Walter Edwin C. James Edward Oliver Earnest Donald Max Harry Thomas John Marshall Earl Kenneth Charles Lorin Robert Richard George Dewane Alva Buford Donald Monte Ernest Ivan Albert Carl Martin Morris Robert Wendell Bobbie Ollie Freddie A. Marion Lyman Roger James William Earl

Marion P. E. R. W. Dean J. Earl C. Heath W. Lee H. Boyd Edward L. Lee J. C. E. E. A. Manning Walter L. I. A. W. Roy Thomas William E. H. L. E. D. W. K. L. Dean R. Ray Merlin Gene S. D. Thomas C.

137 Tate Moore Estes Moss Fendorf Pickering Watts Stewart Bradford Rogers Galpin Gann Hightree Dusin Allred Robinson Curry Williams Stroebe Purtell Michael Rigdon Wirtmiller Folluo Twigger Harris Tink Henry Frazier Fogle Mc Guire Gordy Cross Miller Hebeler Boone Mergell Pace Roseboom Pingley Sisk Owens Thomason Ladwig Armstrong Nigus Watt Conklin Mc Kenzie Branam Snyder


138 Hannibal Hannibal Hannibal Harold O. Grauel Hazelwood Hebron Hebron Hebron Henderson Henderson Herculaneum Herculaneum Herculaneum Herculaneum Herculaneum Hermitage Hermitage Hermitage Hermitage Hermitage Hermon Heroine Rockhill Heroine Rockhill Hickory Hill Hickory Hill Higginsville Holden Holden Holden Hope Hornersville Hornersville Hornersville Hornersville Huntsville Iberia Iberia Iberia Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Index

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 188 188 188 672 459 354 354 354 477 477 338 338 338 338 338 288 288 288 288 288 187 104 104 211 211 364 262 262 262 251 215 215 215 215 30 410 410 410 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 54

George Wm Francis Dale Rex Claudie William Jerry Donald Fred Earnest James Arthur Floyd James Wayne Robert Jesse Maurice Robert George Paul Robert William Warren Joe Kenneth Charles Donald Kenneth Weldon Max Bobby Charles Marvin John Wilford Jack Delbert David Herbert Don William Jerry Fred Lawrence Robert Charles Edwin Richard John

M. Neil F. G. M. M. Lee O. S. A F. R. L. E. L. Lloyd N. L. E. S. E. L. R. D. R. A. F. W. Wayne Ray Eugene L. J.

A. L. H. P. E. G. E. L. E. A. D. H. R.

2006 Parker Utterback Mc Cartney Huff Ipock Tipton Brenton Brown Smith Livingston Blum Sweet Bruhn Pelikan Mc Coy Hicklin Lightfoot Carter Brown Dickenson Dighero Rubin Derge Reavis Betts Musgrave Beavers Roberts Quick Bierbaum Branum Moore Smith Miller Woods Bearden Graves Atwill Fern Current Davis Waddell Donaldson Osborn King Tittle Kinsey Carty Yeager Drewry Koch


2006 Irondale Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Jamesport Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jerusalem Jewel Joachim Jonesburg Joplin Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kennett Kennett Kennett Kennett Kennett King Hill Kirkwood Kirkwood Kirkwood Kirkwood Kirkwood Kirkwood Knob Noster Koshkonong La Belle La Belle La Plata Laclede Laclede Laclede Laclede Lakeville Lamar Lamar Lamar Lambskin Lambskin Lambskin Lambskin Lambskin

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 143 446 446 446 446 446 564 43 43 43 43 43 43 315 480 164 457 335 220 220 220 68 68 68 68 68 376 484 484 484 484 484 484 245 582 222 222 237 83 83 83 83 489 292 292 292 460 460 460 460 460

Ronald Varel Gerald Mack Raymond James Norman William Robert David Richard Robert Robert Edsel Coy John William Walter Duren Clarence Bissell J. Otis Joe Chester Clarence William Edwin William John Robert Harold C. William Charles Paul Burleigh Dale Robert Julian William Doral Lowell John Edison Amos Larry Robert Kenneth Allyn Richard

B. B. V. H. E. D. G. L. M. H. A. G. E. L. D. L. L. Norton Neil Elwood Eugene C. T. C. J. F. O. R. E. A. Donald George T. M. J. E. S. D. W. Gene D. H.

Albert E. William Louis Lee

139 Jarvis Bissell Noble Johnson Keim Land Pearson Pauley Taylor Smith Lane Farrar Holliway Shellhorn Brown Mc Gowen Martin Brown Sleyster Lewis Mc Elyea Cuff Mitchell Heugel Shelton Schoolfield Chaney Robertson Johnson Parham Roebke Shafer Ainsworth Sharp Pease Ross Arnold Cribb Helton Farrar Luallin Atkins Spane Wagaman Kaderly Miller Giesler Potter Smith Wagstaff Wooten


140 Lanes Prairie Lanes Prairie Latimer Leadwood Leadwood Lebanon Lebanon Lexington Lexington Lexington Liberty Liberty Liberty Lick Creek Lick Creek Lick Creek Lick Creek Linn Linn Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Mansfield Marceline Marceline Marceline Marceline Masters Masters Masters Masters Masters Masters Masters Masters Masters Mc Donald Mc Donald Mc Donald Mechanicsville Meramec Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Milton Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 531 531 145 598 598 77 77 149 149 149 31 31 31 302 302 302 302 326 326 626 626 626 543 481 481 481 481 542 542 542 542 542 542 542 542 542 324 324 324 260 313 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 151 40 40

O. Gerald Kenneth Lenard Robert John Gordon John Daniel Gerald James Robert Lester Robert Roger Russell Glenn Nolen Billy Fred Paul Kenneth Roy William Richard Warren Eugene Fielding Roger Duke Herbert Herman Etzel Edward James Wallace James Edward William Charles Michael Billy Donald Leo Leslie Ray Duane Fred Charles Lexa Loren

Riley A. Vieth L. D. T. E. William C. B. W. A. J. Vaughn D. Roger E. H. E. R. V. RJ H. L. F. L. A. L. L. E. L. J. C. T. C. L. C. A. J. L. Forrest G. C. Coy F. Paul C. Dean

2006 Godfrey Lindstrom Hobson Politte De Vine Britton Woodlock Morrison Lankford Mc Kean Munkirs Whipple Brown Brashears Levings Long Rauh Rinne Rikard Caress Payne Niebling Rodgers Zink King Haley Fisher Poe Tayloe Collins Wilson Mc Gill Underwood Ryan Simmons Lubker Stears Harden Kendall Egbert Breen Pyle Ditzler Light Batton Gaines Randolph Beasley Haak Canada Hanshew


2006 Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Moberly Moberly Moberly Moberly Moberly Mokane Monett Monroe Monroe Montgomery Montgomery Montgomery Monticello Mount Hope Mount Hope Mount Hope Mount Hope Mount Zion Mountain Grove Mountain Grove Mountain Grove Mt Washington Mt Washington Mt Washington Mt Washington Mt Washington Mt Washington Mt Washington Naphtali Naylor Naylor Neosho New Madrid Nodaway Nodaway Olive Branch Olive Branch Oregon Oregon Oregon Osage Osage O’Sullivan O’Sullivan

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 344 344 344 344 344 612 129 64 64 246 246 246 58 476 476 476 476 327 158 158 158 614 614 614 614 614 614 614 25 568 568 247 429 470 470 576 576 139 139 139 303 303 7 7

John Roy Donald Paul S. Elvis William Dan Marvin William Robert James Jerry R. Jimmie Maurice James Robert James William Calvin Kenneth Robert Paul Robert Harry William Joe Raymond Harold Stan Donald Vernon Donald Walter Lee Charles Elvin W. James Ferris Homer Olen Barry Donald Calvin Russel Bernard Elmer Allen Larry

K. D. N. W. John L. Elijah T. J. B. D. R. K. O. D. C. H. David E. W. R. B. Vernon F. Cecil Robert G. D. J. Watie C. T. E.

E. A. Hugh

J. Ray R. D. D. Conley M. William Leon Lee

141 Burrows Underwood Gores Frentzel Hotze Hendrix Palmer Yager Woods Wilson Billue Keath Taylor Banks Evans Lucke Oliver Windsor Morrow Shults Mc Carthy Murry Slusher Bowman Hoffman Bales Henson Bryant Gercken Daniels Woodall Cannon Jordan Conkle Warner Young Horn Anthony Ramsay Swiney Eitel Le Mar Hobbs Hyatt Johnson Rogers Gordon Mendenhall Phillips Thompson Claypool


142 Overland-Occidental Overland-Occidental Overland-Occidental Overland-Occidental Overland-Occidental Overland-Occidental Paris Union Paris Union Parrott Parrott Pauldingville Pauldingville Pauldingville Pendleton Perseverance Perseverance Perseverance Plato Plato Platte City Plattsburg Plattsburg Polar Star-Rose Hill Polar Star-Rose Hill Polar Star-Rose Hill Pomegranate-Pyramid Pomegranate-Pyramid Pomegranate-Pyramid Pomegranate-Pyramid Pomegranate-Pyramid Poplar Bluff Poplar Bluff Poplar Bluff Poplar Bluff Poplar Bluff Potosi Potosi Potosi Potosi Pride Of West Raytown Raytown Raytown Raytown Raytown Richmond Riddick Rising Sun Robert Burns Robert Burns Robert Burns

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 623 623 623 623 623 623 19 19 308 308 11 11 11 551 92 92 92 469 469 504 113 113 79 79 79 95 95 95 95 95 209 209 209 209 209 131 131 131 131 179 391 391 391 391 391 57 361 13 496 496 496

Steve J. Carlton Ellis William Charles James William William Raymond Robert Quentin Hubert Chester Claude Allan Robert Bob Arvel John Phillips Charles Nicholas Eugene John Richard William Emil Harry Richard Ballard Lester William Johnny Elvin Elbert Veldon John Herber Roy Robert William John Marion Robert Carl Jesse Luke Perry Robert Tony

Taylor C. V. E. E. R. N. L. L. H. O. L. F. E. Joe H. M. Winston E. Emmett F. William William A. A. T. Arthur A.

2006 Antal Carroll Hull Strider Henson Akley Noel Rogers Dinsmore Hofstatter Cook Schriener Newman Douglas Hawkins Johnson Burbridge Gladden Bray

Cox Shoemaker Weyer Anacker Simms Lindsey Skaggs Kovacik Maitland Dickhaner Woosley F. Deaton Buck Price C. Thompson A. Anthony Glenwood Plelps D. Brand T. Koen Ferris Hardy F. Dorman L. Schoonover C. Mendenhall R. Kupfer P. Beeler E. Lighthizer H. Taylor L. Meadors E. Loucks L. Hayes J. Miller L. Evans


2006 Rolla Rolla Rolla Rolla Rushville Salem Salem Salem Salem Salem Saline Samaritan Savannah Saxton Saxton Schell City Sedalia Sedalia Sedalia Sedalia Sedalia Shawnee Shawnee Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Shekinah Sikeston Sikeston Sikeston Sikeston Sikeston Sikeston Sikeston Silex Silex Skidmore Skidmore Skidmore Solomon Solomon Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis St Clair St Francisville

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 213 213 213 213 238 225 225 225 225 225 226 424 71 508 508 448 236 236 236 236 236 653 653 625 625 625 625 625 625 256 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 75 75 511 511 511 271 271 27 27 27 27 27 273 588

Paul John Scott Harold Thomas Hinton Robert Edward Dorman Charles Harry Lewis John Albert Harvey Gerald Fred Charles Lloyd Robert Howard Norman Gene Richard Wilbur John Lloyd Richard Doin Garland Clyde Ronald A. Cletus Douglas Joseph Bobby Charles Alfred Herschel Robert John Andrew Jack Sherman Loren Albert Hillard Laurence Edward Orie

Eugene Edward T. C. W. Lee Addison L. Clayton A. Leon P. L. D. T. J. L. W. C. L. E. L. H. G. B. R. D. C. Jerry W. B. J. V. D. L. Dean R. J. A. L. Mertis L. Felix H. G. L.

143 Null Smith Porter Mace Statham Chafin Dale Gill Steelman Doan Hutson Akins Adams Smith Ryder Harms Figge Curry Banaka Templeton Abbott Van Tassel Bunch Upp Scott Canole Brown Scantlin Ray Grooms Alcorn Eaker Masterson Tanner Hammock Denson Taylor Mc Dannold Colbert Nelson Everhart Hart Kehoe Lipscomb Long Richardson Kaegel Wiatrowski Simonds Tatum Inlow


144 St Francisville St Francisville St Francisville St Francisville St Francisville St James St James St Joseph St Joseph St Joseph St Joseph St Joseph St Joseph St Joseph St Joseph St Joseph St Louis Missouri St Louis Missouri St Louis Missouri St Louis Missouri St Mark’s St Mark’s St. Charles St. Charles St. Charles St. Charles St. Charles St. Charles St. Charles Stella Stella Stockton Stockton Stockton Stockton Stockton Stockton Sullivan Sullivan Summit Summit Summit Swope Park Swope Park Swope Park Swope Park Swope Park Swope Park Table Rock Temple Gate Temple Gate

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 588 588 588 588 588 230 230 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 1 1 1 1 93 93 241 241 241 241 241 241 241 538 538 283 283 283 283 283 283 69 69 263 263 263 617 617 617 617 617 617 680 299 299

John William Ansel Roland James William Charles Wesley Allen Monte Raymond Gaylord Frederick William Jordan Glenn Pat John Harvey Willis Jack Roger Royce George Harold Herbert John John Chester Arlie Robert Floyd Donald R. Gerald Willard Joe Everett Ralph Robert Carlton J. Clyde Willard Richard Edwin Herbert Alexander Billy Kenneth Frank

D. D. C. G. S. C. L. D. H. D. K. L. T. W. F. W. L. J. E. E. P. Allen Edward E. E. E. William R. A. W. E. B. Dwain L. C. E. William C. D. Winston Robert J. J. J. F. W. C. E. P. H.

2006 Jutte Ragan Lipper Barrows Ragan Saroch Fuhring Lile Lowenberg Yager Alt Thomas Windsor Mier Bushman Marschel King Morrison Friedman Gray Kinnaw Splean Gruenwald Waller Hickman Brokaw Moore Brokaw Kryder Hall Townsend Adams Davis Hammons Wallen Dudley Ewing Bailey Hylton Early Conkling Iler Rayburn Heidbrink Gauert Burr Vendig Hamlin Mc Hargue Watts Miller


2006 Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Texas Texas Trenton Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Twilight Twilight Twilight Twilight Twilight Twilight Twilight Twilight Union Unionville Unionville Unionville United United United United United United University Valley Park Valley Park Vandalia Vandalia Versailles Versailles Versailles Versailles Vincil Vincil Vincil Wakanda Wakanda

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 177 177 111 360 360 360 360 114 114 114 114 114 114 114 114 593 210 210 210 5 5 5 5 5 5 683 629 629 491 491 320 320 320 320 62 62 62 52 52

Billy Harold Marion William Neal James James Ned Leroy Ernest James N. Merrain Emit Robert Kenneth J. Vern Ralph Kenneth James Jacob Johnnie Wallace Billy Marion C. Melvin Bobby William Everett Charles Lanis Charles Jordan George Robert Fred Calvin Joe Hubert Clarence Kenneth Gaylord William C. Charles William Riley Floyd Donald

Eugene G. E. T.

Daly Lakeman Keith Poteet Nunnelly E. Guthrie D. Foster H. Rhoades Neal Morgan Wesley Faulconer E. Waddle Emerson Paton M. Batey K. Ward Witten H. Brune Page Rosenbach H. Schneider K. Soebbing Keith Gilmore Turner Jones Frank Oliver L. Wayland Gordon Hartley B. Mc Glasson Eugene Hardin E. “gene” Ridenhour R. Jones L. Collins C. Bruce R. O’reilly Max Beshears Jewell Copeland Raymond Bachus Warren Burkey Orrin Likins M. Peace S. Livingston C. Hedrick R. Deaton Gene Gibson Arnold Welch H. Pepper Strange J. Coffey Patrick Hull D. Maxwell E. Mc Dannold L. Howell F. Flick E. Bell

145


146 Wakanda Wakanda Walker Walker Warren Warren Warren Waverly Waverly Wayne Wayne Wayne Waynesville Waynesville Waynesville Waynesville Webster Webster Groves Webster Groves Wellston Wellston Wellston Wellston Wellston Wentzville Wentzville West View West View Western Star Western Star Weston Westport Whitewater Williamstown Windsor Woodside Woodside Xenia Zalma Zeredatha Zeredatha Zeredatha Zeredatha

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 52 52 605 605 74 74 74 61 61 526 526 526 375 375 375 375 98 84 84 613 613 613 613 613 46 46 103 103 15 15 53 340 417 370 29 387 387 50 545 189 189 189 189

Gerald Richard Ralph Lynn Wallace Richard Forest James Ronald Ozrow William David Joe Charles Ernest Merlin Noel Charles Clarence Edgar Lloyd John Harold Neil Billy John Leonard Ted Marvin Kenneth Norman Forrest James Robert William Lester Edward Billy Donald Gerald Carl Charles Walter

L. M. Thomas Clark M. M. Willis Gorman W. L. N. F. D. D. A. D. W. P. John A. A. C. E. W. F. P. D. Wilson M. O. G. K. E. H. Huey B. F. Joe C. E. F. L. L.

2006 Heins Staton Bloesser Enyeart Dugger Sharp Walden Grove Bearden Burch Miller Miller Tallant Massey Abbott Thomas Finnegan Wassilak Cranmer Boone Whiteley LaHay Butteiger Schorfheide Whitener Langston Searcy Lee Pearson Bland Craft Decker Aye Reeves Pierce Miller Wiseman Howery Miller Beaty Willis


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

147

FINAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS SEPTEMBER 26, 2006 TO THE MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND LODGE, AF&AM OF MISSOURI Bretheren: Your Committee on Credentials submits the following report: At the present session of the most worshipful Grand Lodge, there are represented 352 Subordinate Lodges, and 0 Lodge U.D., and there are present: Grand Lodge Officers Assistant Grand Tilers Past Grand Masters and Officers Regional Lecturers District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Past Masters Worshipful Masters and Proxies Senior Wardens and Proxies Junior Wardens and Proxies Paid Grand Lodge Committemen Special Committees Total

27 0 16 4 35 33 371 301 151 106 22 0 1066

Lodges without Representation Distinguished Visitors Visitors Non-Voting Master Masons

24 1 0 97

Total Attendance

1164

Attested: Credentials Committee William B. VanMeter - Chairman Harvey J. Wells Ronald M. Hickey Robert Harper Morris Coburn Grant G. Smith Donald L. Taylor


148

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI STATISTICS Statistics are calculated from the Access Database. The 2006 additions and deductions from 6/30/2005 through 6/30/2006 ADDITIONS: Affiliated by Transfer Affiliated as Multiple Members Initiated Entered Apprentice Raised to Degree of Master Mason Reinstated after Suspension of Non Payment of Dues Restored after Susp. Or Expulsion for Unmasonic Conduct

296 187 1,428 1,455 447 0

TOTAL ADDITIONS: DEDUCTIONS: Suspended for Non-Payment of Dues Dimitted Without Privileges Dimitted to Complete Transfer of Membership Dimitted form Lodge of Original Membership Withdrawal of Multiple Membership Deaths Suspended for Unmasonic Conduct Expelled for Unmasonic Conduct

3,813 857 81 175 31 59 1,443 0 5

TOTAL DEDUCTIONS MEMBERSHIP INCREASE/DECREASE 2006 MEMBERSHIP CURRENT AS OF 3/8/2007 INFORMATIONAL STATISTICS ONLY Fifty Year Members (between 1/1/2005 and 12/31/2005) Fifty Year Members (between 1/1/2006 and 12/31/2006) Remitted Dues (up to 6/30/2006) Endowed Membership (Living) Current Endowed Membership (Deceased)

2,651 1,162 47,095 713 702 762 2,430 335


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

149

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MILEAGE & PER DIEM BRETHREN: Your Committee on Mileage and Per Diem reports amounts paid for attendance at this Grand Lodge, held in Columbia, Missouri-September 25 and 26, 2006. GRAND LODGE OFFICERS PAST GR. OFFICERS & OTHER GR. OFFICERS DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS

$ 0 $ 1,974.40 $ 4,587.90 $ 3,235.20

SUB TOTAL GRAND LODGE OFFICERS

$ 10,394.90

COMMITTEES: Appeals & Grievances Building Supervisory Board Grand Lodge Office Bldg. Credentials Jurisprudence Masonic Education Public Relations Joint Mileage & Per Diem Ways and Means Chairman Other Standing Committees SUB TOTAL OF COMMITTEES

$ 235.30 $ 0 $ 0 $ 1,113.60 $ 0 $ 74.50 $ 351.00 $ 651.50 $ 160.00 $ 107.60 $ 2,693.50

TOTAL OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES $13,088.40 Assistant Tilers Representatives of Charter Lodges Representatives of Lodges UD Dispensation GRAND TOTAL Fraternally Submitted: Jack R. Clark Sr., Chairman George A. Jursch Eric R. Peterson Fred J. Morrow Matthew Quesenberry Fred Rister Mitchell C. Weinsting

$ 557.40 $ 39,220.10 $ 0 $ 52,308.50


150

PROCEEDINGS OF THE REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

151


152

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

153


154

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

REPORT of THE COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY An aging Mason tells of climbing the many steps to his Lodge hall. He pauses to catch his breath, wondering if he could continue. Then he remembers with gratitude those “who had gone that way” before him. Brethren who had recommended him, those who had initiated, passed and raised him, those whose Masonic example and teachings lived in his daily life as well as in his memory. Somehow it became easier to take those additional steps and sit once more in that “sacred retreat of friendship and virtue.” In these moments you and I are called to just such recollections. That great Masonic writer and speaker of two generations ago, Joseph Fort Newton, in his book, Builders and Brothers, wrote: “There come thoughts of those who walked with us in other days, and have vanished. They were noble and true. Their friendship was sweet, and the old road has been lonely since they went away. Toward the end life is like a street of graves, as one by one those who journey with us fall asleep. But if we walk “the Road of the Loving Heart” and make friends with the Great Companion, we shall not lose our way, nor be left alone when we come at last, as come we must, like all Brothers and Fellows before us, to where the old road dips down into the Valley of Shadows.” The Grand Secretary tells us that from the reports of our constituent lodges 1,279 of our Brethren have laid down the earthly working tools of the Craft to make the journey to the Grand Lodge on High. It is our prayer that “they may rest from their labors.” Certain of our Brethren have served the Grand Lodge in special capacities, either as Grand Lodge Officers or as District Deputy Grand Masters or District Deputy Grand Lecturers. It is customary that we read their names and times and places of service. The brief mention does not do justice to the unselfish work they have done nor to the debt of leadership we owe them: but, when their names are read and the prayer of thanksgiving is offered, we will acknowledge that our Masonry is the better and our own lives are more fulfilled because of them. The passing of a Grand Master or a Past Grand Master requires more detail, not because he is necessarily a better man and Mason but because the Grand Lodge has given him both the opportunity and the responsibility of wider and more numerous fields of service. This you will see as we recite the record of Dr. and Most Worshipful Brother J, Edward Blinn. This statement, condensed from a much longer one, was sent as a notice to the other Grand Lodges of the United States The Grand Lodge, A.F.&A.M. of Missouri, regretfully informs our sister Grand Jurisdictions of the death June 17, 2006 of our Most Worshipful Brother Dr. J. Edward Blinn-Past Grand Master, 1980-1981 The Biblical phrase, “the beloved physician,” was often spoken of this Masonic leader by those both inside and outside of the fraternity. It is impossible to know how many lives he touched in the course of his long and fruitful life. Although his departure is Masonically symbolized by the “broken column,” that stone of memory remains strong and upright to those of us who knew and admired him.


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

155

M. W. Bro. Blinn was born in Kansas City, MO, Dec.13, 1918..He graduated from the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1941, interned in a Springfield, MO, hospital, and after a short period of general practice served two years in the U.S. Naval Reserve, following which he established a practice in Marshfield, MO, where he continued until his retirement. He was active in many professional bodies, local and state. Dr. Blinn was Webster County coroner for many years. He began his Masonic career at the age of 26 in Mt. Olive Lodge No. 439, Rogersville, serving as Master in 1953. Later he affiliated with Webster Lodge No. 98 in Marshfield, being Master in 1966. After serving as a District Deputy Grand Master and a member of the Grand Lodge Committee on Appeals and Grievances, he was appointed in 1972 to the Grand Lodge advancing line by Grand Master W. Hugh McLaughlin. Grand Master Blinn was to belong to many appendant and concordant Masonic bodies, among them: York Rite, serving as Grand Commander in 199394; the Scottish Rite, coroneted 33rd Degree in 1987; the Sword of Bunker Hill; Missouri Lodge of Research; the Shrine; Legion of Honor, DeMolay; KYCH; Royal Order of Scotland; National Sojourners; the Grotto; the Order of Eastern Star; White Shrine of Jerusalem; to name a few. Our Past Grand Master was a superb ritualist, possessing all Proficiency Cards offered by the Grand Lodge. He often took leading parts in the conferral of the 33rd Degree. It was said that he was so compelling in York Rite rituals that candidates often responded to him. He directed the ceremonial ritual class of his Shrine temple. M. W. Bro. Blinn practiced out of the lodge all those great moral virtues inculcated there-in. An active member of the Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church, he taught Sunday School for many years, served as an official and often as a lay speaker. He served as alderman and mayor of his home community, president of the Lions Club, a member of many boards and committees. Dr. Blinn was first married to the late DeEtta Climer of Springfield. He is survived by his present wife, Lucy, two daughters and six grandchildren.His touching Masonic service was led by his friend, Grand Lecturer R. W. Bro. Randall Jones, and shared by Grand Master John M. Nations, a number of present and Past Grand Lodge officers, and many Brethren. It was more than a farewell, being also a reaffirmation by them of the beauties of Freemasonry he had exemplified. The present occasion, being a symbolic Lodge of Sorrow, gratefully lists the names of the following Right Worshipful Brethren, who have led and served us all in times past and present: R.W.B. Larry Griffin-was a Member of Friendship Lodge No. 89. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master from 1997-1999. Right Worshipful Brother Griffin passed away on September 20, 1995. R.W.B. Thomas F. Satterly, Sr.-was a Member of Masters Lodge No. 542. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 1993-1994. Right Worshipful Brother Satterly passed away on August 14, 2005. R.W.B. Garnett Lee Clevenger-was a Member of Bee Hive Lodge No. 393. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master from 1969-1974. Right Worshipful Brother Clevenger passed away on October 6, 2005.


156

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

R.W.B. Theodore Martin-was a Member of Caruthersville Lodge No. 461. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 51st District now the 40th District from 1987-1984. Right Worshipful Brother Martin passed away on December 7, 2005. R.W.B. Larry Klocke-was a Member of Pauldingville Lodge No. 11. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 25th District in 2002 and 2004. Right Worshipful Brother Klocke passed away on March 31, 2006. R.W.B. Kenneth E. Gaston-was a Member of Overland Occidental Lodge No. 623. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master of District 61A now 27A from 1998-1999. Right Worshipful Brother Gaston passed away on April 26, 2006. R.W.B. Keith Howell-was a Member of Lathrop Lodge No. 506. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 16th District in 2001. Right Worshipful Brother Howell passed away on May 9, 2006. R.W.B. Willard Hetzler-was a Member of Monticello Lodge No. 58. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 15th District from 1986-1987 and District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 15th District from 1988-1998. Right Worshipful Brother Hetzler passed away on May 23, 2006. R.W.B. Ralph E. Allen-was a Member of Warren Lodge No. 74. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 19th District in 1984. Right Worshipful Brother Allen passed away on June 1, 2006. R.W.B. Donald E. Campbell-was a Member of Camden Point Lodge No. 169. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 16th District from 2000 through 2006. Right Worshipful Brother Campbell passed away on June 7, 2006. R.W.B. Earl Statler-was a Member of Morley Lodge No. 184 and Harold O’Grauel Lodge No. 672. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master from 1984. Right Worshipful Brother Statler passed away on June 23, 2006. R.W.B. Bert Thacker-was a Member of Mizpah Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 1996-1997 and District Deputy Grand Master 1982-1983 and Grand Representative of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Right Worshipful Brother Thacker passed away on July 1, 2006. R.W.B. Curtis Gene Long-was a Member of Belton Lodge No. 450. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master from . Right Worshipful Brother Long passed away on July 2, 2006. R.W.B. Leondus Hull-was a Member of Mizpah Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 and Masters Lodge No. 542. He Served as Grand Chaplain in the year 2000 . Right Worshipful Brother Hull passed away on July 17, 2006. R.W.B. Eldon Cusic-was a Member of Rising Sun Lodge No. 13. He Served as †from . Brother passed away on . R.W.B. Gerald Shelton-was a Member of Saline Lodge No. 226 and Samaritan Lodge No. 424. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1994. Right Worshipful Brother Shelton passed away on August 8, 2006. Each present or Past Worshipful Master here present will remember that he was enjoined to be guided by the Holy Writings, taught by the Square and Compasses, directed by the Rule, taught by the Line, and urged to be faithful


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

157

to the Book of Constitutions. By so doing, we will carry on the traditions of our departed Brethren and the broken columns of their lives be made landmarks for our own. Fraternally submitted, Gordon E. Hopkins, P.G.M. Dr. Elmer E. Revelle, P.G.M. Dr. J. C. Montgomery, Jr., P.G.M. (Most Worshipful Sir, would you call the Grand Lodge to stand for prayer?) Great Architect of Heaven and Earth: Behold us Brethren here assembled in remembrance and thanksgiving for those of our number who have completed the designs which Thou hast appointed for them upon the trestleboards of their earthly lives. “They do rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.” May their example give us guidance and courage for any of the pathways of life which may await us as we pledge ourselves anew to live by and follow the ideals of our blessed Fraternity. (Here let all the Brethren say:) Amen and So Mote it Be Most Worshipful Sir.....before I conclude my time, I wish to share a moment of personal privilege on behalf of the members of the Necrology Committee. While we normally do not recall the life or lift the name of anyone other than a member of our Fraternity, we have experienced a very unique loss through death this year. Since we last met in session as the Grand Lodge of Missouri, Virginia (better known as Ginne) Nations passed from this life to the life immortal. We remember her today because of the special roles she has played in the life of Missouri Freemasonry. She was: * the wife of our Past Grand Master-Most Worshipful Brother Gus O. Nations * the mother of our Past Grand Master-Most Worshipful Brother Jeffrey O. Nations * the mother of our Grand Master-Most Worshipful Brother John M. Nations Even as we remember the life of Ginny Nations today, we recall the lives of all of those wives and mothers who have supported us and who have made possible the time we have given to this great Fraternity. In remembrance of those valiant women, we share these words of hope based on Psalm 23 as found in the Scottish Psalter: The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want. He makes me down to lie In pastures green; he leadeth me The quiet waters by.


158

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

My soul he doth restore again, And me to walk doth make within the paths of righteousness, E’en for his own name’s sake. Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale, Yet will I fear no ill; For thou art with me, and thy rod And staff me comfort still. My table thou hast furnished In presence of my foes; My head thou dost with oil anoint, And my cup overflows. Goodness and mercy all my life Shall surely follow me; And in God’s house forevermore My dwelling place shall be.

REPORT OF THE RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES

To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: This year, the Committee has not received any requests for recognition. Therefore no action concerning recognition has been required. The Committee has initiated and responded to correspondence with and from other Grand Lodges as appropriate. The Committee continues to be concerned about the proliferation of clandestine foreign Grand Lodges. It has been reported by the Commission on Information for Recognition of the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America that some clandestine Grand Lodges are seeking to establish Grand Lodges in the United States. Please exercise caution, especially over the Internet, when communicating with other Grand Lodges. Use of the List of Lodges Masonic to identify genuine Grand Lodges is important. Fraternally submitted, Earl K. Dille, P.G.M. P. Vincent Kinkead, P.G.M. Steven I. Toybes, P.G.M. Edward M. Norman Donald E. Scott, P.G.M., Chairman


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

159

SUPPLEMENT TO THE REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Croatia has requested recognition. In considering that request, your Committee has relied upon information provided by the Commission On Information For Recognition of the Conference Of Grand Masters Of Masons In North America (hereinafter, the Commission). The Commission has found that the Grand Lodge of Croatia does meet the standards for regularity and recognition. That finding was issued in the Commission’s Report in 2000. The Committee recommends that recognition be granted to the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Croatia, that recognition be sought from that Grand Lodge and that Representatives be exchanged. The Grand Master of that Grand Lodge is Most Worshipful Brother Dragan Kukavica and the official address for communication is: Bojan Sober GLC - Grand Secretary p.p.338 51000Rijeka Croatia. We move that this Supplement to the Report of the Special Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges be accepted and printed in the Proceedings. Fraternally submitted, Earl K. Dille, P.G.M. P. Vincent Kinkead, P.G.M. Steven I. Toybes, P.G.M. Edward M. Norman Donald E. Scott, P.G.M., Chairman


160

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

GRAND LODGE RITUAL COMMITTEE MEETING June 10, 2006-Grand Lodge Office-Columbia, Mo BUSINESS MEETING RWB Randall Jones, Grand Lecturer, opened the meeting at 9:00 A.M. with a prayer. The following members were present RWB Randall Jones, Grand Lecturer, RWB Bob O’Dell, RGL Region A, RWB F. Wayne Dugan, RGL Region B, RWB Michael Armstrong, RGL, Region C, RWB Dennis Hammack, RGL Region D, RWB Joe W. Johnson, RGL Region E, RWB Wayne Tucker, RGL Region G and RWB Gary Bebskir. The following visitors were also present: RWB Jim Wade, RWB Norman Harrison, RWB Edward LeMay and RWB Roy Feltner. TOPICS DISCUSSED Q: When the Deacons are collecting the password and stop in the east in front of the S.D. and Marshall’s chair, does the J.D. use the Marshall’s chair or the Marshall’s feet to make his measurement to where he stands to change rod? A: Marshall’s feet. Q: After the candidate is placed at the alter and the master raps up the craft, does the J.D. wait at his station or move when the W.M. moves? A: When the W.M. moved everyone moves. The J.D. will put himself in position to step up to the west line of travel even with the S.W. at the same time the S.D. steps up. Q: Should the Ruffin’s chairs be placed back against the north chair line or out on the working floor with enough room to go behind them? A: As all lodges in the state are not laid out the same way, the chairs are placed on the north side of the lodge off the working floor if possible. Refer to meeting of June 14, 2003. Q: When the W.M. raps the meeting closed, do the Deacons have to deposit their rods and be seated? A: No. After the W.M. raps the meeting is over. Q: In the remark “have you any metallic substances about you”. Why is the (s) on substances? A: The candidate may have more than one substance about himself. Q: During the raising and the candidate does not have the proper grip, who corrects the grip? A: The S.D. Q: In balloting with the ballot box and a non-member of the lodge is in one of the officers chairs, what is the proper procedure to follow? A: No change from the meeting of 1997 when it was ruled to follow the ritual and the Grand Lodge by-law regarding balloting. Q: A question was brought forward regarding the balloting with the ballot box. In 2002 a ruling was made that the JD would be the last one to ballot on the south side of the lodge, however, the cipher (page 29) states the ballot will be from east to west and as the JD or the brother who is seated farthest west gets up to vote, the treasurer will start on the north. A: The wording in the cipher will be changed to correspond with the ruling of


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

161

the Ritual Committee. The JD will be the last one to ballot on the south side of the lodge. Q: In the 2nd degree the S.D. brings the candidate in the give the lecture, who is on the west line of travel, the candidate or the S.D? A: The candidate. Q: In the 2nd section of the 3rd degree, when does the S.D. kneel at the head of the candidate and when does he stand up? A: He kneels down at the head of the candidate as soon as he arrives at the position, performs the duty he is supposed to, remains kneeling until the Marshall gets behind hi, then he arises and sidesteps one step to the north. Q: A request was made for the Ritual Committee to study the feasibility of having the option to confer the degrees on more than one candidate at one time other than at a C2A class. A: A majority of the committee was in favor of having such option, however, at the present time, Article 16, Section 16.010 of the Grand Lodge by-laws prohibits such an option. If, or when, this section is amended a further study will be made by the committee to determine the ritual to be used. The meeting was adjourned at 10:47 A.M. with peace and harmony prevailing. ROUND ROBIN FINALS The round robin finals began at 11:00 A.M. with the following brethren participating: (3) (5) (4) (6) (7) (2) (1)

Stephen D. Smith-Shelbina Lodge #228 Daniel R. Hatley-Mount Zion Lodge #327 John Schaeffer-Salem Lodge #225 Paul G. Kingsley-Galena Lodge #515 Timothy F. Dunbar-Palmyra Lodge #18 Paul F. Miller-Alpha Lodge #659 Thomas E. Christine-Shelbina Lodge #228

The winner was Brother Thomas E. Christine from Shelbina Lodge #228. The numbers in front of the brothers name indicates in which place they finished. Respectfully Submitted, RWB Randall Jones Grand Lecturer Recorded by RWB Joe W. Johnson REPORT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Board of Directors for the Grand Lodge year 2005-2006 met as required by the By-Laws. That board approved the recommendation for awarding of scholarships as presented by Right Worshipful Brother Rocky Weaver, chairman of the committee.


162

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Rocky Weaver-Chairman of Selection Committee Larry Reynolds- Senior Grand Deacon Gail Turner- Junior Grand Deacon Richard Smith- Junior Grand Marshall John Schwarz- Master Mason Janet Weaver- (Spouse) Junior Grand Warden Carrie Morgan- High School Instructor This year the committee was pleased to award new scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 in the following categories: four from the Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship Fund and one from the Grand Lodge Masonic Merit Scholarship Fund. We also awarded nine $5,000.00 Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic scholarships. We extend sincere appreciation to R.W. Brother Ronald D. Miller and the Grand Lodge Office Staff for all of the work they did in preparation and follow up in support of this committee’s work. Without their labors our task would not be possible. Following is a complete listing of newly awarded scholarships and those that are being renewed for the 2006-2007 school year. Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship Kendall Burgess-Richland High School Deborah McCann-Wentzville high School Chelsey Morgan- Rock Bridge High School Kenneth Rivers-Belton High School Masonic Merit Scholarship Andrew Wallace- Ava High School Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic Scholarship Diana Aguirre- Belton High School Ashley Bugbee- South Harrison HighSchool Heather Coffel- Thayer High School Amanda Craft- John F. Hodge High Jesse Davison- West Nodaway R-1 Ashleah Gilmore- Marquette Brittany Harrington- Brookfield R – III High School Jason Bals- Troy Buchanan High School Deedra Haney- Houston High School Ruth Lutes Bachmann Renewals 2006 Laura Dade Bentlee Mathews Joannie Welsh Masonic Merit Scholarship Renewals 2006 Megan Barnes Jennifer Brenneman Danya Dittmer Kim Giger Allison Green Rachael Grime Melissa Ryun Kala Petkovich Lauren Glass Timothy Banks Joshua Embrey


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

163

Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic Scholarship Renewals 2006 Hannah Glass Katherine Krahenbuhl Karla Dobbs Heather Wilson-Purkey Jon Emery Tamela Smith Brian Wideman Addie Duncan Alexa Broyles Andrea Gioia Samantha Stutzman Brethren, it is through your continued generosity that we are able to provide these scholarships to so many bright, deserving students. Some of the students have told us that if it were not for our help they would be unable to achieve their dream of education. Thank you for all you have done, for all you continue to do, and for allowing the Scholarship Committee to work on your behalf. Fraternally submitted, Rocky Weaver Chairman Masonic Scholarship Selection Committee REPORT OF THE WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI To the Grand Lodge A.F. & AM. Of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Ways & Means Committee met several times during the Masonic year. All meetings were held at the Masonic Complex located at 6033 Masonic Drive in Columbia, Missouri. The March 4th, 2006, meeting was to meet and review the audit for the Grand Lodge Year ending October 31, 2005. A representative of the audit firm of Gerding. Korte & Chitwood, Certified Public Accountants made the presentation and answered all questions regarding the audit report and auditor’s notes. The committee voted its approval. We commend Past Grand Master Dr. Elmer E. Revelle, his line officers, and Grand Lodge Committees for their fiscal responsibility. Also, we commend the Grand Lodge Committees for their fiscal responsibility. Also, we commend the Grand Lodge Secretary, and his staff for their continued holding the line on expenses. A copy of the Independent Auditor’s Letter will be included as part of this report. In Compliance with Section 3.100 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws, the 20052006 Budget was reviewed and revised. The budget reflected anticipated Revenues of One Million, Three Hundred Three Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twenty-Five Dollars ($1,303,925.00), with corresponding anticipated Expenses of One Million, Two Hundred Sixty-Four Thousand, Two Hundred Dollars ($1,264,200.00). Net anticipated revenues would therefore be Thirty-Nine Thousand, Seven Hundred Twenty-Five Dollars ($39,725.00). A copy of that budget will be made a part of this report. The Committee on Ways & Means also drafted a proposed Budget for the Grand Lodge fiscal year of 2006-2007. This proposed Budget is subject to review and amendment after the close of the 2005-2006 fiscal year. The Projected Revenues are One Million, Three Hundred Seventy-Two Thousand Dollars ($1,372,000.00) with Expenses of One Million Three Hundred Eighteen


164

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Thousand Dollars ($1,318,000.00) leaving Net Revenues over Expenses of FiftyFour Thousand Dollars ($54,000.00). Our Committee extends their wholehearted thanks to our Grand Master and to all the Brethren for the opportunity to serve. Fraternally Submitted, Keith Neese, Chairman John M. Nations M. Robert Berger W. Marion Luna Donald R. Cox Steven D. Duncan Lenard D. Lenger Charles B. Stewart

MASONIC BOARD OF RELIEF OF ST. LOUIS AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY Statement of Income and Expenses Balance on hand September 23, 2005 INCOME:

Interest Total Income for the year

EXPENSES: 15 Contributions to Needy Operating Expenses Total Expense for the year Balance on hand September 20, 2006 Respectfully Submitted, Robert E. Schneider, Secretary

$31,256.85 $393.74 $

393.74

$5,752.65 77.45 $ 5,830.10 $25,820.49


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

165

LODGE OF RESEARCH 2005-2006 Brethren, what an exciting time to be involved in the Missouri Lodge of Research. There are so many exciting things going on for us right now. The Books on the Lodges are coming along great, M.W. Bro. Will’s Newsletter is eagerly waited on, and the Book on Edicts and Decisions of Grand Masters is being started by R.W. Jon Broyles. As this is written, work continues to give the Lodge of Research a 501 C3 Tax Status. Time and Space would not permit thanking everyone who has made all this possible. Why should a mason belong to the Lodge of Research? When I think back to when I joined, I have to stop and ponder, was the info there that I needed? I had barely heard of the Lodge, but I knew R.W. Bro. Richard L. Smith and he was an Officer at the time. If he belonged, I knew I probably needed to join. We now have a wealth of info out there but we need to Crow Louder. Missouri is again in a Leadership Role with the programs we have going in the Lodge of Research. The Officers we have in Line have a great deal of experience and talent and will lead this Lodge to greater heights than we who have went before can even imagine. I wish to personally thank R.W. Bro’s Ron Miller, and Ron Wood, and M.W. Bro Will Soutiea for their help and guidance the past years. I will always treasure this year as Worshipful Master of the Missouri Lodge of Research. Fraternally, Larry C. Reynolds


166

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH MEETING HELD AT GRAND LODGE SESSION SEPTEMBER 26, 2005 At 4:15 P.M. on September 26, 2005, the annual meeting of the Missouri Lodge of Research was called to order by Right Worshipful Brother Harold J. Richardson, Master. Opening prayer was given by Right Worshipful Brother Stanton T. Brown, Chaplain, after which followed the reading of minutes from the previous meeting by Secretary/Treasurer Right Worshipful Brother Ronald D. Miller. Minutes were approved, seconded and passed as read. Treasurer’s Report was given and is to be printed in the 2005 Proceedings. The Secretary stated that the Lodge of Research has had a successful first year for the Lodge of Research newsletter. He thanked newsletter editor MWB Wilfred G. Soutiea and commended him on a job well done. The Secretary then announced that the speaker for the Lodge of Research Breakfast on Tuesday morning was to be Right Worshipful Brother Ron Wood, Editor of the Missouri Lodge of Research. Master Harold Richardson thanked all those involved in making the Lodge of Research a success for its members. Lodge of Research Editor, Right Worshipful Brother Ronald E. Wood, reported that the first Lodges of St. Louis volume is on schedule and should be ready to send to members some time in November. He commented that biographical information is needed for any Missouri Masons who have made outstanding contributions to the Fraternity, so that the information will be available for future publications. He urged Lodge of Research members to send in any biographies they wish to be considered for future volumes. Following the Editor’s Report, Report of the Nominating Committee was given and the following officers were elected and installed: MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH OFFICERS 2005-2006 RWB Larry C. Reynolds Worshipful Master MWB Dr. Elmer E. Revelle Senior Warden RWB Jon B. Broyles Junior Warden RWB Ronald D. Miller Secretary/Treasurer RWB Dale M. Bryan Senior Deacon RWB M. Robert Berger Junior Deacon MWB Stanley M. Thompson Senior Steward RWB Larry R. Houge Junior Steward RWB James E. Snavely Marshal RWB Joseph L. Kile Tiler RWB Stanton T. Brown Chaplain

Robert D. Jenkins Jimmie D. Lee Richard L. Smith

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Gordon E. Hopkins Williams R. Robbins D. Robert Downey

PUBLICATIONS Jimmie D. Lee Harold J. Richardson James M. Williams P. Vincent Kinkead Frank P. Wilfley, Jr. Dale M. Bryan Dr. J.C. Montgomery, Emeritus and Fellow


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

167

AUDITING COMMITTEE Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr. Sterling T. Campbell BY-LAWS REVIEW COMMITTEE William J. Hill Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr. Zelwin B. Eaton Ronald D. Miller EDITOR Ronald E. Wood, Jr. 1904 N 36th St. — St. Joseph, MO 64506-2311 New Master Larry C. Reynolds announced committee members for the 20052006 year, and expressed thanks for his election. No other business appearing, meeting was adjourned. Respectfully Submitted,

Ronald D. Miller Secretary/Treasurer MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH MID- YEAR MEETING MAY 20, 2006 The Mid- Year Meeting for the Missouri Lodge of Research was held on Saturday morning, May 20th, 2006, in the Lincoln Room of the Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, Missouri. Right Worshipful Brother Larry C. Reynolds, Master of the Missouri Lodge of Research, called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone to the Lodge of Research Breakfast. He then asked Right Worshipful Brother Stanton T. Brown, Chaplain, to offer a prayer before the meal was served. Following the breakfast portion of the meeting, RWB Reynolds introduced the Grand Lodge Officers, Missouri Lodge of Research Officers and York Rite Officers present. He then introduced the Speaker for the meeting, WB Charles Brent Stewart, 33°, Past Master of Twilight Lodge No. 114 in Columbia, Missouri, and partner in Stewart and Keevil, L.L.C., also in Columbia. WB Stewart’s contribution to the meeting was an inspiring presentation on “The Challenges of Masonic Leadership”. Attached to this report is WB Stewart’s presentation in its entirety. Following the address by WB Stewart, the Secretary/Treasurer of the Lodge of Research reported on the importance of membership. An appeal was made to those present to present a membership application to at least one prospective member in this next year. A reminder was then given to attend the Lodge of Research Breakfast on September 26, 2006, to hear a presentation on Freemasonry and the American Indian. Right Worshipful Brother Reynolds then called upon the Editor of the Lodge of Research, Right Worshipful Brother Ronald Wood, who informed those in attendance that the Lodge of Research is in the process of gathering information on Missouri Masons who have made notable contributions to Missouri Masonry. The Summer 2006 Edition of the Freemason magazine outlines the format of


168

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

information needed. Biographical information may be mailed to RWB Wood at the address listed on page 80 of the Freemason magazine. Following a discussion of the benefits of membership in the Lodge of Research, a Benediction was given by RWB Brown, and the Mid-Year meeting adjourned at 7:00. Respectfully Submitted,

Ronald D. Miller, Secretary Missouri Lodge of Research THE CHALLENGES OF MASONIC LEADERSHIP WITH THE ALL-SEEING EYE OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC UPON US Presented To the Missouri Lodge of Research Saturday, May 20,2006 At the Grand York Rite Session By Charles Brent Stewart, 33° Right Worshipful Brother Larry, Right Worshipful Brother Ron, distinguished Companions and Sir Knights, and brethren all. It is a pleasure to be here and thank you for inviting me to speak to you this morning—albeit it at 6:00 a.m. on a Saturday. Ron may not admit it, but I suspect I was the only one on Ron’s list who was willing and foolish enough to say “yes”. Ron tells me that I’m supposed to try to impart some bit of Masonic light to you this morning and he suggested that I speak to you on the topic of the Challenges of Masonic Leadership. In thinking about what to say, it occurred to me that this often is a topic at Masonic forums—you know the usual fare: declining membership numbers; the need to try something new rather than somehow expecting different results when repeating the same old thing over and over; the qualities of a successful leader versus the qualities of a bad one; social demographics in today’s society versus the social demographics present in the heyday of Masonry after World War II; the need to make Masonry more “family friendly”; the inherent difficulty in trying to herd cats; and on and on. Well, I don’t know about you, and not to detract from the value of such topics, but I just don’t want to talk about that this morning and would much rather talk about something else. Accordingly, I’ve shifted my focus and re-titled my talk: The Challenges of Masonic Leadership With the All-Seeing Eye of the General Public Upon Us. Take a sip of coffee and let me tell you what I mean. I can think of no other period in history, save perhaps during the unfortunate and disastrous period of the Morgan affair and the rise of the Anti-Masonic Party, when Freemasonry has attracted so much attention from the general public—some favorable, some not so favorable, some simply outlandish. You might remember a few years ago, when a televangelist, John Ankerberg from Tennessee, started running anti-Masonic segments and selling antiMasonic books and tapes on his cable television show on Pat Robertson’s cable network. Shortly thereafter, the Southern Baptist Convention undertook an


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

169

investigation to see if Freemasonry was compatible with Christianity, spurred on by a minority of anti-Masons headed up by a self-described guardian of the faith out of Texas. At about that same time, televangelist and one-time Presidential candidate Pat Robertson described Freemasonry as a cult, and a devil-worshiping cult at that. Of course, Ankerberg’s book sales eventually dropped; the Southern Baptist Convention ultimately rejected the call for the expulsion of freemasons from its ranks—with the head of that investigation eventually becoming a mason himself; and Pat Robertson’s political fortunes, fortunately, waned. And yet, Freemasonry was not allowed to fade back into what had been for it for so many years a relative and somewhat comfortable public obscurity. Next came the publication of the bestselling The Holy Blood/Holy Grail, followed by myriad lesser known but still widely read “Masonic Conspiracy” books such as The Hiram Key, followed by the publication of the bestselling The Da Vinci Code and the release, just this week, of the movie. Last year, and amidst this backdrop of the conspiracy books and just prior to the meeting of the Missouri Grand Lodge, US News and World Report ran a very lengthy and yet quite favorable series of articles on Freemasonry that coincided with the movie, National Treasure, which itself portrayed Freemasonry in a positive, if somewhat exaggerated light. For those who saw the movie, you might remember that the FBI agent was revealed at the end of the movie to be a Freemason and one of the “good guys”. Last month, ABC’s Good Morning America ran segments on the Knights Templar and Freemasonry, portions of which were filmed in the Scottish Rite’s House of the Temple in Washington, D.C. For the last few weeks, there have been numerous documentaries on cable television dealing not only with The Da Vinci Code, but also specifically with the Knights Templar and the Freemasons. Just this very week the National Geographic Channel and the History Channel have run programs on the Templars, the Freemasons, and the Roman Catholic Order known as Opus Dei. All part of what their investigation into what they call “secret societies” and “conspiracy theories”. Secret societies. Secret conspiracies. The general public must be eating all this up otherwise there would not continue to be so much hype. In fact, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code supposedly has a new book coming out that purportedly reveals a Masonic conspiracy in first constructing, and later running, Washington D.C. The common call, repeated over and over again in all this public hype and attention, and despite the reasoned protests from Freemasons themselves and even non-mason scholars, is that: 1) Freemasonry is a secret society; and 2) Freemasonry is involved in secret conspiracies, up to an including actually running the entire world. A secret society involved in secret conspiracies—even the so-called objective programs repeatedly use this language—after all, that’s what seems to sell when the actual truth may be much less interesting to a general public with a very short attention span and which thrives on sensationalism. All in all, it seems to me that more misinformation and wild supposition is being conveyed than there is actual and true information. As to the latter, conspiracies, I loved what Brother Brent Morris said in one of the recent cable television documentaries: he questioned whether a group of men who couldn’t agree on whether to serve ham or tuna fish sandwiches after their meetings would possibly have the wherewithal to conspire to run


170

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

much of anything that well, let alone the entire world. His statement frankly reminded me of the ongoing disputes we have in Columbia with Brother Kevin Sample about whether to serve “Masonic Green Beans” at our dinners. We must be a very special group of conspiracists indeed to have members fight on both sides of the revolutionary and civil wars, and count among our membership ranks such politically diverse politicians as Strom Thurmond, Trent Lott, Bob Dole, and Congressman Roy Blunt on the one hand, and FDR, Harry Truman, Hubert Humphrey, Mel Carnahan, and Roger Wilson on the other. Instead of assuming a secret cabal of the powerful, why can’t folks simply understand how fortunate it is that Freemasonry has wisely prohibited the divisiveness of political—and for that matter sectarian religious—discussions from around its altar since the time of Anderson’s Constitutions? As to the former, that of being a secret society, I have received a considerable number of Masonic degrees, I have served in leadership positions in various Masonic bodies, and I have yet to find where any of our so-called secret rituals could not also be somewhere found published in books or available on the internet. Of course, far be it from me to think that I am in full possession of all the secrets of our fraternity . One secret, which I still wish someone would explain to me, is why, when I play the second ruffian with two fellow attorney ruffians in the third degree, the brothers in the audience always seems to applaud—almost cheer—when we three are taken out on the orders of King Solomon and executed according to our several imprecations. That part of the ritual always seems to be unusually popular. What’s up with that? While I may never learn that particular secret, with each passing day I do discover more Masonic secrets, both from inside and outside the fraternity. Just Thursday night, while we were putting on our costumes in preparation to perform The Capitivity play, I learned directly but quite privately from the lips of our Most Eminent Grand Commander himself the true, hidden and secret meaning of his nickname, “Big Sword”—I am of course bound not to reveal that to you although the cryptologists among you may well figure it out on your own if you take another sip of coffee. In terms of new secrets coming to me from outside the fraternity , after watching all the recent documentaries, I must admit I was shocked to learn the following Masonic secrets: • Did you know that in our rituals we worship the ancient Greek Goddess Sophia, Sophia being the Goddess of Wisdom, and also being part and parcel of the hidden Templar Code that venerates the “sacred feminine” concept from Egyptian times, as revealed only to the discerning eye in Da Vinci’s painting of the Last Supper? I didn’t know that. • Did you know that the Knights Templar discovered under Solomon’s Temple ancient rituals from the Jewish sect of the Essenes and later gave them to the Freemasons, where we incorporated those rituals into our own, presumably in such a way as they do not conflict with the ancient Greek Sophia rituals we also are using. As I recall, the Essenes were supposedly a celibate sect of men that didn’t permit women members—celibate men, no women members—maybe they got it half right (think about it). • Did you know that we also are alchemists who practice forms of divination when we aren’t covering up for Jack the Ripper or


2006

• •

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

171

transporting and hiding the long lost Ark of the Covenant? I didn’t know that. Did you know that we planned were single-handedly were responsible for the bloody excesses of the French Revolution? Did you know that the Freemasons, led by George Washington, superimposed along with the square and compasses the astronomical constellation of Virgo as well as a satanic pentagram on the physical layout of Washington, D.C., as part of an age-old secret plan for world domination? I wasn’t aware of that either.

You would think that after all the degrees I have received, and after all the meetings (and meetings, and meetings) that I have attended over the years that I would have discovered such important things about our fraternity without having to watch cable television. Perhaps these additional secrets will be revealed to me if I am deemed worthy, and have the dues money, to become a member of yet some other appendant Masonic body that I haven’t already joined. Be that as it may, all this new and fascinating information has piqued my insatiable curiosity, so much so that I’ve started my own investigation in preparation of possibly writing a book of my own. Being related to the Stewart and St. Clair families of Scotland, I no doubt have inherited both the hereditary right and ability to correctly interpret the secret symbols and understand the mysteries I may yet discover. If only I could remember those secret words and clues my grandfather Stewart passed onto me when I was a child—oh well, they may come to me eventually as I continue my investigation. Take another sip of coffee and let me give you a rough outline so far of my new book. It starts innocently and simply enough, when I was asked by RW Brother Ron Miller to help move some boxes. In the process of moving boxes from the basement of the old Grand Lodge building to its new location north of Columbia, I discovered some old dusty documents, hidden behind a stack of pictures of our past Grand Masters. These documents were written in a coded cipher, which after several hours of work and comparison with other secret Masonic documents I had in my possession—since I am the Columbia Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General after alI—I concluded that they were written, and perhaps even hidden, by none other than Past Grand Master Earl Dille, who, as a search of the public records shows, also is a member of a very exclusive and secret society of Masonic Adepts, who are headquartered in Washington D.C., not far from the White House, in what is known as The House of the Temple of Solomon. But even with the contents of these deciphered documents, the puzzle still was not complete. I needed more, and that led me to the York Rite. Through a careful, painstaking review of the roster of Past Grand High Priests of the Grand Chapter of the State of Missouri along with other secret documents— which I cleverly was able to obtain from the archives of the Grand Secretary/ Recorder from his wife when he was out playing golf with his son I finally have been able to piece together and announce to you—and to the world-that: I have traced the movements of the long lost Ark of the Covenant from its once hidden location in Montgomery City, carefully buried under Past Grand


172

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

High Priest Calvin Schroff’s garden shed next to an old trombone— —to what I believe must be its present hidden location, in or near Shelbina— —although, more recent information brought to my attention just late this week at the Grand York Rite session leads me to believe that it once again will be moved. I’ll need to check out the platted layout and city maps of the City of St. Louis for hidden signs of the zodiac before I can be certain and will let you know—perhaps I’ll have the making of a second book, or even a movie! In all seriousness, I actually do have a point here. Brethren, we have not only the All-Seeing Eye, but today also the “All-Seeing Eye of the General Public” now upon us. This can be a good thing—to the extent that it generates more interest in our fraternity and gives us a new opportunity to recruit good and qualified men into our ranks. I emphasize good and qualified men, not just curiosity seekers; we do ourselves and the future of our fraternity a great disservice if we put quantity over quality in recruiting new masons. Or, all this new-found attention on the fraternity can be a bad thing— especially if we allow, without adequate and appropriate response, the enemies of Freemasonry to belittle what they cannot or refuse to understand and to make false and wild accusations about us. While we can’t stop them from trying, today we as Freemasons cannot let others outside of our fraternity define who we are, what we are, and what we do. In the practice of the law, definitions are extremely important and can mean the outcome of the entire case. The same holds true here with respect to how our fraternity is defined, and I offer the following as a possible starting point: The true secrets of Freemasonry are those that are unable to be physically communicated and which are felt in the heart and soul of every true brother as he grows and progresses through his life’s Masonic journey. How can you possibly describe the feeling we get when we bring a new brother into the fraternity, work with him over the years in various Masonic endeavors, make other new Masonic friends who you probably would not have ever otherwise met, and then perhaps even be called upon to bury a friend and a brother “in the custom of Freemasons”? The lessons I’ve learned, the friendships I’ve made, and the joy I’ve found in Masonry are, taken together, simply ineffable and beyond mere words and I suspect they are for each of you as well. Trying to first improve ourselves so that we may then seek to improve the world in which we live through our contact with others is not a conspiracy, but is instead a necessary recognition of our human frailties and a commandment from above if we are to truly be what the Great Architect of the Universe intends us to be. Seeking truth and wisdom in our daily lives as individual Freemasons is not the same as, nor even remotely close to ritualistically worshiping some Greek goddess named Sophia, despite our detractors’ tortured logic and etymological gymnastics where they repeatedly confuse the symbol for what is being symbolized. Respecting the personal religious convictions of others, and promoting the brotherhood of man under the fatherhood of God, is dangerous only to those who would deny the inalienable right of every man to worship God as his conscience dictates—and dangerous only to those who would instead attempt to impose a spiritual tyranny on mankind, especially thru an unholy and improper alliance of temporal and spiritual authority.


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

173

Brethren, let us resolve to together show the world the truth about Freemasonry in all our individual words and actions, and if we can perhaps agree on the fundamentals in spite of disagreeing on the menu for the evening, to stand firm and speak together with one loud voice as a fraternity. Thank you again for inviting me to speak this morning and look for my new book coming soon to a news stand near you. —end— MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH SECRETARY’S REPORT 2005-2006 To the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of the Missouri Lodge of Research. During the 2005-2006 year, the Missouri Lodge of Research received new memberships from seventy (70) Brethren and five (5) Lodges. Of these Brethren, fifty-nine (59) were Missouri Masons, and eleven (11) were from other Jurisdictions. Of these new members, two (2) applied for LIFE memberships. Thirty (30) members were lost due to death, and one hundred ninety-nine (199) became inactive due to resignation or non payment of dues. During the period of July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006, nine (9) Lodge of Research books were sold. STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN Net Membership August 1, 2005

915

Active Members (in state)

570

Corresponding (ALL out of state)

251

Specific Membership Statistics *Subscribing (lodges in/out of state) *Life Members *Fellows *Total New Members Losses *Deceased *Inactive due to nonpayment or resignation Total Loss of Membership

64 98 4 +75 (30) (199) (229)

Total Adjusted Loss Total Loss from Previous Year Membership as of August 1, 2006 *Thirty-four (34) members paid 2005 dues after the August 1st report date

(154) (110) 821


174

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

LODGE OF RESEARCH SECRETARY/TREASURER COMBINED REPORT 2005-2006 Boone County National Bank Checking Acct. 107-211-0 Beginning Balance June 30, 2005 $5,655.83 $16,402.00 Deposits 7/1/2005 through 6/30/2006 Balance + Deposits: $22,057.83 Money Link Account Transfer 12/12/2005 $7,000.00 Money Link Account Transfer 3/10/2006 $2,500.00 Account Balance + Transfers $31,557.83 $(24,549.92) Disbursement Checks #1120- #1141 $7,007.91 Miscellaneous Charges Returned Item Fee $(3.21 ) Returned Item $ (30.00) Deposit Slip Order $ (22.60) Returned Item Fee $ (3.21 ) Returned Item $ (15.00) Account Balance as of June 30,2006 $ 6,933.89 Current C.D.’s Boone County National Bank C.D. #530975 @ 3.01%

$26,208.62

C.D. #524695 @ 3.51%

$40,302.96

C.D. #539703 @ 2.91% Certificate of Deposit Total

$25,790.23

Money Link Account @ .25% Annual Percentage Yield Total Assets as of June 30, 2006:

$92,301.81 $697.23 $ 99,932.93


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

175

LODGE OF RESEARCH Checks Issued 2005-2006 — Boone County National Bank Month Day Year Check# July July 5 2005 1120 August August 12 2005 1121 $465.00 September September 6 2005 1122 $247.06 September 23 2005 1123 October October 4 2005 1124 October 14 2005 1125 October 20 2005 1126 October 20 2005 October 20 2005 November November December December 20 2005

1127 1128

December 20 2005

1130

December 21 2005 December 21 2005 January January February February 28 2006

1131 1132

1133

February 28 2006

1134

March March 21 2006 $2,392.00 March 21 2006 April April May May May June June June

13 2006

Payee

Amount

Grand Lodge of MO- LOR dues cards $317.57 Van Matre & Harrison- 501 (c) 3 consult Midwest Mailing- LOR newsletter processing cash- LOR money for GL session

$200.00

Bohm Enterprises- LOR pins $910.00 Howe & Associates- 2004 Tax prep $370.00 Van Matre & Harrisondraft amendment to LOR bylaws $600.00 GLMO- LOR breakfast $1,642.50 Ronald E. Wood, Jr.- LOR Editor $1,500.00 NO CHECKS ISSUED

1129

Anchor CommunicationsLOR annual book $12,034.42 Midwest MailingLOR newsletter processing $273.97 A. Green- services to Lodge of Research $500.00 A. Tripi- services to Lodge of Research $500.00 NO CHECKS ISSUED U.S. Treasuryapplication fee for power of attorney Van Matre & HarrisonLOR taxes and prep work

$500.00 $720.00

1135

Midwest Mailing- LOR books shipping

1136

Midwest MailingLOR newsletter processing

$276.97

Van Matre & HarrisonIRS 1023 filing re: 501 (c) 3

$ 45.00 $200.00 $771.93

1137

17 2006 20 2006

1138 1139

cash- LOR money for YR session Capitol Plaza Hotel- LOR b’fast

14 2006

1140

14 2006

1141

Van Matre & Harrisonservices re: tax status GLMO- lunch @ YR session Total Disbursement 2005-2006

$75.00 $7.60 $24,549.92


176

PROCEEDINGS OF THE LODGE OF RESEARCH Deposits 2005-2006 — Boone County National Bank

Month August August

Day 15 26

Year 2005 2005

Amount $325.00 $225.00

October

4

2005

$5,440.00

November

4

2005

$490.00

December December

7 21

2005 2005

$1,095.00 $105.00

January

19

2006

$210.00

February

15

2006

$525.00

March

10

2006

$135.00

April

7

2006

365.00

May May

17 22

2006 2006

880.00 1,485.00

June June June June

21 21 21 21

2006 2006 2006 2006

$950.00 $1,265.00 $1,272.00 $1,635.00

TOTAL $16,402.00

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

177

LODGE OF RESEARCH INACTIVE 2004-2005 MISSOURI MEMBERS OF LODGE OF RESEARCH Albright, Lawrence R. Allen, Thomas B. Alterson, Martin J. Askren, Jerry E. Barron, Gary J. Becker, Thomas K. Behrend, Norman H. Benson, Jeffrey M. Bilbrey, Christopher L. Bollinger, Ronald R. Boster, Timothy H. Bowden, Phillip W. Budzinski, Felix Burch, Michael A. Campbell, Derik B. Caraker, John C. Caruso, Anthony J. Cerra, Carmen F. Christopher, Chilton C. Cummins, Kirk J. Daniel, Dan Dunbar, Kevin Duren, D.K. Durham, Joseph M. Eckert, Claude M. Ellis, Donald G. Eshelman, Dean E. Fanning, Stanley L. Folds, Albert E. Fousek, Kenneth S. Frederiksen, William M. Gallop, Herbert M. Greer, Robert G. Griggs, Frank E. Halemeyer, Randy C. Handlin, Larry R. Heiser, Daniel L. Holland, Bobby G. Hughes, Norman E. James, Dillard D. John, Grant W. Jump, Richard E. Kassing, Louis E. Kessler, Charles C. Kohl, Russell D. Lear, James W. Lee, Jeffrey D. Lewis, David H. Lodge, Richard W. Lowe, Forrest G. Madrigal, Miguel P.

Magruder, Donald F. Mathis, William J.B. McCleery, August A. Melton, Kenneth W. Miles, Jerry L. Miller, Charles H. Mueller, Steve C. Oberman, Andrew S. Odom, Larry T. Olson, Edward P. Painter, Nelson L. Payton, Shannon L. Pickett, Charles E. Pierce, Scott P. Pollock, William E. Price, J.M. Puett, William D. Rankin, Ronald L. Ratcliff, John W. Ray, Ralph F. Sallee, Dennis C. Sample, Kenneth G. Sanders, William L. Sandness, Todd W. Sayles, William E. Shoemaker, Aaron M. Smith, Joseph R. Smothers, David A. Snider, Stephen E. Snyder, Harold J. Stager, Bruce A. Staples, Charles E. Steidel, George C. Tarr, Ronald D. Townley, William D. Toybes, Steven, I. Troxel, Frederick A. Tull, John E. Turnham, Yale T. Wagers, Cecil R. Warden, Thomas C. Weaver, Rocky E. Webster, Robert C. Welshon, Roy A. Wilcher, Norman D. Wilkins, James R. Williams, Paul G. Wilson, Edwin L. Yunick, Thomas C. Zumalt, Gary E.

MEMBERS FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS Abrams, Arthur S. Ball, Randall W. Baumgardner, Thomas C. Bishara, S.M. Bissey, William K. Boyd, David G. Brodsky, Michel L. Brooks, Walter L. Buelk, James H. Bunton, Charles V. Burck, Charles H. Busby, Michael L. Buss, Arthur E. Buss, James R. Bustamante, Francisco L. Carter, C.R. Clark, J.R. Davidson, Harold L. Dennis, John E. Dickens-Bey, Johnny R. Elmore, John A. Engel, Robert L. Evans, Richard E. Fisher, Eugene R. French, Marque L. Gilbertson, Edimand C. Green, Jesse J. Greenstreet, Willis E. Grosskopf, Gerald H. Grover, Leonard P. Gruis, Thomas E.H. Hartman, Morgan A. Herr, Richard J. Hershiser, F.W. Jacoby, Christian A. Jones, Benjamin Kingsley, Christopher R. Knapik, John P. Kramer, Don A. Krawetz, Arthur A. Kruis, Frits A. Lacy, Matthew L. Lakat, Michael F.

Lapham, Dean L. Lundy, Loren F. Mackey, Shelton S. Mason, Daniel B. Mayo, C.D. McMullen, Myron L. McMullin, Thomas M. Megill, Gregory A. Nichols, Rodney J. Nissen, Carl A. Nolan, Vernon M. Oslund, Richard H. Parris, W.A. Peloso, Joseph A. Pflanzer, Lionel D. Potashnick, William Rodriguez, Gary D. Sands, Richard H. Sandstrom, Mark R. Scherer, George H. Schultz, James T. Selleck, James E. Smith, M.W. Spencer, Duane Stockner, J.R. Stone, Clarence W. Streckfuss, Ralph W. Swigert, Michael Taylor, Robert C. Thompson II, Everett W. Toler, Kenneth W. Toms, Robert F. Triggs, Lloyd Wadl, William Watson, Rolland V. Werkhoven, Timothy R. Westbere, Peter J. Wheeler, Elmer J. White, Morris D. Wignes, James A. Wittenberg, Alan L. Yeates, George B. Zemancik, James E.


178

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

LODGE OF RESEARCH LIFE MEMBERS AND FELLOWS 2004-2005 Life In State

Life Out of State

Life Lodges

Allen, Douglas P. Armstrong, Michael F. Bangerter, William O. Beal, Albert G. Borchers, Dean A. Bowman, Jeffrey P. Brantley, William R. Brooks, Michael W. Buckner, William G. Cockerham, Robert W. Cook, Leonard L. Crawford, Foster S. Crawford, Shawn F. Davis, Marvin R. Dotson, Arthur J. Eaton, Zelwin B. Fairley, Donald E. Fortney, Howard T. Harrison, Steven L. Hazelrigg, Frank W. Henthorne, Marvin L. Hinshaw, Frank M. Huggins, Donald L. Iselin, Charles Albert Jones, Randall J. Kilgore, Kerry Ray Klausman, Albert J. Lawrence, John R. Lewis, Michael S. Long, Robert A. Loomstein, Jack G. Love, William C. Mahovsky, John D. McBurney, Frederic A. McDaniel, Kirk Miller, Ronald D. Moreland, K. Trent Newberry, Orville W. Perkins, Tom T. Phillips, Gary A. Picraux, Theodore J. Revelle, Elmer E. Roller, Dale R. Sherman, William J. Stein, Carl I. Talbert, Ted C. Talbott, Roy E. Thomas, Douglas A. Tinker, James R. Tyler, Warren E. Vogel, Harry W. Weems, Fred L. Worel, David Wright, Frank D.

Arbuckle, Herbert C. Bird, Frank H. Black, George F. Cooper, John L. Emory, John Foulke, Stanley R. Freeman, Gene R. Gondek, Noel Gray, Harold W. Johnson, F. Bing Kentner, Robert W. Kleyn, Frederick G. Love, Graeme C. Lyon, Harry B. Machalleck, Dale R. McConnell, Warren L. Quick, Floren L. Revels, David L. Shoaf, Ronald L. Shull, David M. Silva, Luiz R. Sirmon, Wayne E. Thomas, Donald D. Van Santen, Jarl A. Wall, James B. Washington, Sam Zemlicka, Wilbur J.

Albert Pike Lodge No. 219 Bolivar Lodge No. 195 Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 Central Crossing Lodge No. 674 Charity Lodge No. 331 East Gate Lodge No. 630 Grand Lodge of New Mexico Hazelwood Lodge No. 459 Henderson Lodge No. 477 Heroine-Rockhill Lodge No. 104 Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 Masonic Temple Association of Hannibal Meridian Lodge No. 2 Pleasant Hope Lodge NO. 467 Swope Park Lodge No. 617 Wentzville Lodge No. 46 Weston Lodge No. 53

Fellows Denslow, Sr., William R.* Cook, Lewis Wes, PGM* Hunt, Bruce H.* Burnworth, Gerald W.* Eaton, Zelwin B. Montgomery, Jr., J.C. Williams, James M. Wood, Jr., Rev. Ronald E. *denotes deceased


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

179

LODGE OF RESEARCH NEW MEMBERS 2005-2006 ACTIVE IN STATE Avery, Ronald E. Baldas, Jr., Robert C. Blum, A. Elmo Bush, Gerald A. Campbell, Walter R. Christine, Thomas E. Conley, Edward L. Cutshaw, Stacey P. Davis, Larry D. Fishback, Edward L. Foote, Gary G. Fowler, Jesse E. Gardner, R. Scott Harper, Robert R. Harvell, Sy S. Hoover, Donald R. Jones, Wayne D. Joyner, Micheal J. Kantola, Matthew E. Kingsley, Paul G. Laubinger, Derek A. Land, Richard Wade Luellen, Michael E. Merkle, George M. Miller, Paul F. Olds, Bruce A. Osborn, Kenneth R. Payne, James A. Piles, Edgar D. Proctor, Justin L.

Ramsey, David L. Ramsey, David W. Reindel, George F. Roberts, Timothy E. Saddler, Richard T. Schlagenhauf, Norman G. Schultz, Scott A. Schulze, Todd A. Seipel, Steven P. Shipman, Curtis M. Siscel, John W. Soule, Harvey R. Stolzberg, Robert D Talbott, Roy E. Terry, Carl H. Thomas, Robert T. Thomason, Thomas L. Thomason, Ronald J. Todaro, Anthony Toombs, Michael T. Travis, James D. Truman, Thomas L. Utterback, Marvin J. Williams, Wayne R. Willis, L. Grant Woelbling, Ralph A. Wright, David A. Wyatt, Dwight E. Wyrick, David E.

DECEASED

LODGES / LIBRARIES

Bellis, Joe L. Bireline, Frank R. Blunt, Woodrow W. Campbell, Donald E. Crump, Harry W. Ellis, Paul Frantz, William B. Greenwalt, Henry S. Hickman, John M. Hoover, Howard E. Hopple, Jess D. Hutchins, Walter, D. Kaplan, David Kenney, Earl L. Kline, Robert W. Meier, Richard Mereness, Oliver D. Miller, Robert D. Miller, Rex Miller, Walter Niemann, George C. Norris, Lewis A. O’Connor, John M. Offield, Jimmie L. Racheff, John a. Ruble, Jack B. Sutherland, Ralph Volle, Harold K. Williams, Randall Willis, Charles S.

No. 10 Agency No. 120 Compass No. 199 New Hope No. 299 Temple Gate No. 4 Fayette-Howard No. 68 Kennett

ACTIVE CORRESPONDING Berry, Bryan L. Brooks, Gerald W. DuPriest, Terrence L. Frazer, William P. Harris, David A. Householder, Douglas E. Mathis, Patrick L. Miller, Richard E. Miner, Roger W. Otterstatter, Robert A. Revels, David L.

ACTIVE LODGES George Washington Nat’l Masonic Library California Lodge No. 183 Kansas City Lodge No. 220 Temperance Lodge No. 438 Waverly Lodge No. 61

LODGES / LIBRARIES OUT OF STATE Masonic Library of Iowa Maine Lodge of Research Grand Lodge of New York Scottish Rite of Long Beach Scottish Rite of Minneapolis Grand Lodge of Washington


180

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

PROFICIENCY LIST 2005-2006 SUBDIVISION CARDS Card First Description Number Name Subdivision I Original Sub I 6646 J. Sub I 6647 Richard Sub I 6648 Daniel Sub I 6649 Jack Sub I 6650 Kenneth Sub I 6651 Gayford Sub I 6652 Edward Sub I 6653 Jack Subdivision I - 1st. Renewal Sub I A-3227 Randall Sub I A-3228 David Sub I A-3229 Dean Sub I A-3230 Norman Subdivision I - 2nd. Renewal Sub I B-1913 Thomas Sub I B-1914 Roy Sub I B-1915 H. Sub I B-1916 Oren Sub I B-1917 Donald Sub I B-1918 Michael Subdivision I - 3rd. Renewal Sub I C-1259 William Sub I C-1260 Jimmie Sub I C-1261 Glen Sub I C-1262 Virgil Subdivision I - 4th. Renewal Sub I D-907 Harold Sub I D-908 Larry Sub I D-909 James Subdivision I - 5th Renewal Sub I E-690 Obid Sub I E-691 David Sub I E-692 David Sub I E-693 Rex Sub I E-694 Gary Sub I E-695 James Sub I E-696 Billy Subdivision I - 6th. Renewal Sub I F-512 Billie Sub I F-513 Michael Sub I F-514 Roger Sub I F-515 John Sub I F-516 James Sub I F-517 Wayne Sub I F-518 James Subdivision I - 7th. Renewal Sub I G-381 Elton Sub I G-382 Francis Sub I G-383 Merrain Sub I G-384 W. Sub I G-385 Robert

Last MI Name

Date

District

Lodge #

S. W. J. G. R. W. W. E.

Davis, Jr. Kaeser, Jr. Price Loonstein Nelson, Jr. Haymes Hutchings Merle II

10/19/08 12/29/08 2/17/09 2/23/09 3/1/09 3/9/09 4/29/09 5/20/09

21 27C 43 27B 19 27C 37 30

236 281 515 642 76 281 234 385

D. O. E. E.

Upton Dod Crudgington Harrison

1/27/09 3/5/09 4/5/09 9/14/09

42 19 36 24

327 324 579 313

L. L. R. D. D. A.

Faulkner Scarborough Higgins Wright Ford Wallace

10/23/08 3/14/09 3/14/09 3/16/09 9/7/09 9/16/09

7 15 35 19 19 30

269 476 477 324 337 385

E. L. F. E.

Cooper Willis Cron Caldwell

3/18/09 4/10/09 9/7/09 9/25/09

19 14 35 8

324 63 98 15

D. L. L.

Braden Lambing Napier

3/14/09 3/30/09 4/3/09

43 7 41

352 189 369

A. C. C. L. L. W. B.

Kilgore Tinsley Riek Stark Benskin Stigall Briscoe

11/15/08 11/17/08 12/22/08 1/5/09 4/3/09 4/29/09 8/21/09

16 17 27C 19 34 15 28

193 13 281 324 422 57 164

R. F. G. E. D. G. R.

Dockery Armstrong Huffmaster Russow Smith Tucker Tinker,Sr.

9/30/08 12/22/08 4/11/09 4/17/09 7/19/09 8/14/09 9/6/09

9 17 27A 45 39 41 26

232 13 542 197 532 526 34

D. D. M. W. M.

Mathews Jett Batey Edwards Lockmiller

11/15/08 2/25/09 3/6/09 3/14/09 4/3/09

16 27C 35 43 34

193 281 177 587 422


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Subdivision I - 8th. Renewal Sub I H-272 Billy Sub I H-273 William Sub I H-274 Billy Subdivision I - 9th. Renewal Sub I I-189 Norman Sub I I-190 Harold Sub I I-191 Ervin Sub I I-192 Carroll Sub I I-193 M. Sub I I-194 Bob Sub I I-195 James Subdivision I - 10th. Renewal Sub I J-126 Randall Sub I J-127 Walter Subdivision I - 11th. Renewal Sub I K-90 Roger Sub I K-91 David Sub I K-92 Edwin Sub I K-93 Melvin Subdivision I - 12th. Renewal Sub I L-59 John Sub I L-60 Emmett Sub I L-61 Leo Subdivision I - 13th. Renewal Sub I M-34 Robert Subdivision I - 14th. Renewal Sub I N-23 Stanley Subdivision II - Part 1 Original Sub II Part 1 681 William Sub II Part 1 682 Glen Sub II Part 1 683 Timothy Sub II Part 1 684 Alvin Sub II Part 1 685 Noel Sub II Part 1 686 Richard Sub II Part 1 687 James Sub II Part 1 688 Johnny Sub II Part 1 689 Larry Sub II Part 1 690 Edward Sub II Part 1 691 James Sub II Part 1 692 James Sub II Part 1 693 Kenneth Subdivision II - Part 1-1st Renewal Sub II Part 1 A-457 Jerry Sub II Part 1 A-458 Erick Sub II Part 1 A-459 R. Sub II Part 1 A-460 Vernon Sub II Part 1 A-461 Oren Sub II Part 1 A-462 Roy Sub II Part 1 A-463 Norman Sub II Part 1 A-464 Gayford Subdivision II - Part 1-2nd Renewal Sub II Part 1 B-325 Rex Sub II Part 1 B-326 David Sub II Part 1 B-327 Donald

181

J. Waugh Broggi R. Abbott

12/19/08 2/12/09 8/14/09

27A 19 27A

623 337 542

K. E. A. R. D. R. G.

James Antrim Drewing Moorman Summerford O’Dell Wade

1/3/09 2/27/09 3/16/09 4/13/09 5/17/09 7/13/09 7/13/09

28 18 27C 24 30 10 22

338 625 626 575 375 86 114

J. E.

Jones Nichols

6/9/09 8/31/09

35 27B

439 629

R. A. L. J.

Adams Watson Smith Sanders

11/8/08 3/10/09 4/21/09 7/2/09

45 46 10 19

586 247 481 337

L. Schafer Broombaugh, H. Pitts

2/25/09 3/16/09 4/20/09

29 27B 31

225 616 288

H.

Stewart

3/10/09

29

312

E.

Massey

3/12/09

15

476

T. F. M. O. R. W. E. L. L. W. W. C. R.

Woelbling Cron Dunbar Griffin Mason Kaeser, Jr. Leath III Schlenker Lambing Hutchings Stigall Drennon Nelson,Jr.

10/4/08 10/10/08 11/6/08 11/19/08 12/8/08 12/22/08 1/13/09 1/13/09 3/31/09 5/2/09 5/17/09 8/28/09 9/25/09

27A 34 1 32 36 27C 19 38 7 37 15 30 19

668 678 188 254 239 281 392 672 189 234 57 385 76

L. V. M. M. D. L. E. W.

Miles Kern White Rust Wright Scarborough Harrison Haymes

11/6/08 1/10/09 2/20/09 3/1/09 3/16/09 4/22/09 7/31/09 8/31/09

10 27B 27B 18 19 15 24 27C

228 79 484 659 324 476 313 281

L. C. D.

Stark Ledford Ford

3/8/09 5/9/09 7/7/09

19 27A 19

324 542 337


182

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Subdivision II - Part 1-3rd Renewal Sub II Part 1 C-251 Joe W. Sub II Part 1 C-252 Ralph A. Sub II Part 1 C-253 Walter E. Subdivision II - Part 1-4th Renewal Sub II Part 1 D-203 R. L. Subdivision II - Part 1-5th. Renewal Sub II Part 1 E-163 Gary L. Sub II Part 1 E-164 David C. Subdivision II - Part 1-6th. Renewal Sub II Part 1 F-110 Billy J. Sub II Part 1 F-111 John E. Sub II Part 1 F-112 Roger G. Sub II Part 1 F-113 Michael F. Sub II Part 1 F-114 Norman K. Sub II Part 1 F-115 Bobby R. Sub II Part 1 F-116 William E. Subdivision II - Part 1- 7th Renewal Sub II Part 1 G-79 Billy R. Sub II Part 1 G-80 Robert M. Subdivision II - Part 1- 8th Renewal Sub II Part 1 H-54 Frank L. Subdivision II - Part 1- 9th Renewal Sub II Part 1 I-34 Randall J. Sub II Part 1 I-35 Ervin A. Sub II Part 1 I-36 James E. Sub II Part 1 I-37 Walter S. Sub II Part 1 I-38 Carroll R. Subdivision II - Part 1- 13th Renewal Sub II Part 1 M-5 Leo H. Sub II Part 1 M-6 Robert H. Sub II Part 1 M-7 Stanley E. Subdivision II - Part 2 Original Sub II Part 2 608 Timothy M. Sub II Part 2 609 Noel R. Sub II Part 2 610 Jeffrey W. Sub II Part 2 611 Dean E. Sub II Part 2 612 Johnny L. Sub II Part 2 613 Richard W. Sub II Part 2 614 James W. Sub II Part 2 615 Edward W. Sub II Part 2 616 Glen F. Sub II Part 2 617 Daniel J. Sub II Part 2 618 Micheal J. Sub II Part 2 619 Rocky E. Subdivision II - Part 2-1st Renewal Sub II Part 2 A-416 Vernon M. Sub II Part 2 A-417 Oren D. Sub II Part 2 A-418 Lawrence R. Sub II Part 2 A-419 Perry W. Subdivision II-Part 2-2nd Renewal Subdivision II - Part 2-3rd Renewal Subdivision II - Part 2-4th Renewal Sub II Part 2 D-183 Rex L. Sub II Part 2 D-184 Joe W. Subdivision II - Part 2-5th Renewal Sub II Part 2 E-154 Roger G. Sub II Part 2 E-155 Bob R.

2006

Johnson Woelbling Nichols

1/24/09 2/2/09 9/14/09

27C 27A 27B

95 668 629

Tichenor

1/14/09

17

13

Benskin Riek

3/22/09 5/25/09

34 27C

422 443

Waugh Russow Huffmaster Armstrong James O’Dell Broggi

11/9/08 1/25/09 2/22/09 3/12/09 4/16/09 5/5/09 7/17/09

27A 45 27A 17 28 10 19

623 197 542 13 338 86 337

Abbott Lockmiller

3/31/09 5/18/09

27A 34

542 422

Lennaman

2/25/09

29

531

Jones Drewing Spencer Specie Moorman

1/14/09 2/2/09 4/22/09 5/7/09 9/14/09

35 27C 19 26 24

439 626 618 241 575

Pitts Stewart Massey

4/20/09 6/14/09 9/26/09

31 29 15

288 312 476

Dunbar Mason Van Dam Crudgington Schlenker Kaeser, Jr. Stigall Hutchings Cron Ward Joyner Weaver

11/6/08 12/8/08 12/14/08 12/23/08 12/29/08 1/12/09 4/15/09 5/2/09 5/3/09 6/6/09 6/22/09 7/28/09

1 36 18 36 38 27C 15 37 35 37 21 19

188 239 220 579 672 281 57 234 98 424 245 501

Rust Wright Albright II Jenks

3/1/09 3/16/09 5/13/09 6/12/09

18 19 45 41

659 324 345 369

Stark Johnson

12/30/08 8/9/09

19 27C

324 95

Huffmaster O’Dell

1/30/09 5/5/09

27A 10

542 86


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Subdivision II - Part 2-6th Renewal Sub II Part 2 F-107 Billy J. Waugh Sub II Part 2 F-108 Donald E. Campbell Sub II Part 2 F-109 John E. Russow Sub II Part 2 F-110 Billy R. Abbott Sub II Part 2 F-111 Michael F. Armstrong Sub II Part 2 F-112 William E. Broggi Subdivision II - Part 2-7th Renewal Sub II Part 2 G-80 Gayford W. Haymes Sub II Part 2 G-81 Arthur R. Zellmer Sub II Part 2 G-82 Norman K. James Subdivision II - Part 2-8th Renewal Sub II - Part 2 H-55 Robert D. Weikal Subdivision II - Part 2-9th Renewal Sub II - Part 2 I-39 Ervin A. Drewing Sub II - Part 2 I-40 Carroll R. Moorman Subdivision II - Part 2 13th Renewal Sub II Part 2 M-4 Robert H. Stewart Sub II Part 2 M-5 Stanley E. Massey Subdivision II - Part 3 Original Sub II Part 3 589 Timothy M. Dunbar Sub II Part 3 590 Noel R. Mason Sub II Part 3 591 Ronald F. Moon Sub II Part 3 592 Richard W. Kaeser, Jr. Sub II Part 3 593 Johnny Schlenker Sub II Part 3 594 James E. Portwood Sub II Part 3 595 Edward W. Hutchings Subdivision II - Part 3 - 1st. Renewal Sub II Part 3 A-415 Charles O. Bridges Sub II Part 3 A-416 Alvin O. Griffin Sub II Part 3 A-417 Vernon M. Rust Sub II Part 3 A-418 Oren D. Wright Sub II Part 3 A-419 Lawrence R. Albright II Sub II Part 3 A-420 R. M. White Subdivision II - Part 3 - 2nd. Renewal Sub II Part 3 B-310 Rex L. Stark Subdivision II - Part 3 - 3rd. Renewal Sub II Part 3 C-242 Joe W. Johnson Subdivision II - Part 3 - 4th. Renewal Sub II Part 3 D-194 Kenneth R. Clements Sub II Part 3 D-195 Billy B. Briscoe Subdivision II - Part 3 - 5th. Renewal Sub II Part 3 E-157 Emmett Broombaugh Subdivision II - Part 3 - 6th. Renewal Sub II Part 3 F-107 Norman K. James Sub II Part 3 F-108 Roger G. Huffmaster Sub II Part 3 F-109 Billy J. Waugh Sub II Part 3 F-110 John E. Russow Sub II Part 3 F-111 Merrain M. Batey Sub II Part 3 F-112 Bob R. O’Dell Sub II Part 3 F-113 William E. Broggi Subdivision II - Part 3 - 7th. Renewal Sub II Part 3 G-81 Francis D. Jett Subdivision II - Part 3 - 8th. Renewal Sub II Part 3 H-55 Frank L. Lennaman Subdivision II - Part 3 - 9th. Renewal Sub II Part 3 I-37 Carroll R. Moorman

183

1/5/09 1/11/09 1/25/09 1/29/09 6/29/09 7/17/09

27A 17 45 27A 17 19

623 169 197 542 13 337

1/12/09 1/19/09 2/6/09

27C 32 28

281 368 338

21

236

2/7/09 9/21/09

27C 24

626 575

6/14/09 9/26/09

29 15

312 476

11/6/08 12/8/08 12/15/08 12/29/08 12/29/08 3/3/09 5/2/09

1 36 26 27C 38 30 37

188 239 46 281 672 152 234

10/19/08 11/19/08 3/1/09 3/16/09 3/25/09 7/31/09

32 32 18 19 45 27B

368 254 659 324 345 484

1/5/09

19

324

1/3/09

27C

95

8/15/09 9/12/09

27A 28

623 164

4/29/09

27B

616

12/10/08 12/22/08 1/5/09 1/25/09 4/10/09 5/5/09 7/17/09

28 27A 27A 45 35 10 19

338 542 623 197 177 86 337

8/17/09

27C

281

2/25/09

29

531

9/21/09

24

575

11/19/08


184

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Subdivision II - Part 3 - 10th. Renewal Subdivision II - Part 3 - 11th. Renewal Sub II Part 3 K-22 Charles M. Benedict Subdivision II - Part 3 - 12th. Renewal Subdivision II - Part 3 - 13th. Renewal Sub II Part 3 M-5 Stanton T. Brown Sub II Part 3 M-6 Robert H. Stewart Subdivision III - Original Sub III 968 Brent T. Hunt Sub III 969 Herman Collins Sub III 970 Todd A. Schulze Sub III 971 Lawrence R. Crawford Sub III 972 Timothy M. Dunbar Sub III 973 Michael E. Evans Sub III 974 Daniel J. Warn Sub III 975 Bobby L. Crackel Sub III 976 Jimmy J. Abney Sub III 977 Richard W. Kaeser, Jr. Sub III 978 Edward W. Hutchings Sub III 979 Robert E. Martin Sub III 980 Paul G. Kingsley Sub III 981 Marty M. Stover Sub III 982 George T. Teeter Sub III 983 Melvin D. Collop Sub III 984 Louis V. Sieg Sub III 985 Abraham K. Ignacio Sub III 986 Michael K. Bodine Sub III 987 Gayford W. Haymes Sub III 988 Charles M. Huey Sub III 989 Billy V. Jones Sub III 990 Timothy D. Munday Sub III 991 Stephen D. Lynn, Jr. Subdivision III - 1st Renewal Sub III A-473 Curtis M. Fulbright Sub III A-474 Jerry L. Miles Sub III A-475 William F. Smith Sub III A-476 Bobby L. Brannum Sub III A-477 Harding W. Nosser, Jr. Sub III A-478 Richard Faris Sub III A-479 Earl D. Smith Sub III A-480 Roy L. Scarborough Sub III A-481 Norman K. James Sub III A-482 Oren D. Wright Sub III A-483 Gary L. Holmes Sub III A-484 Robert L. Narens, Jr. Sub III A-485 Leonard L. Cook Sub III A-486 James D. Smith Sub III A-487 Cecil Y. Isaac Sub III A-488 David W. Moyer Subdivision III - 2nd Renewal Sub III B-269 John A. Murphy Sub III B-270 Alvin O. Griffin Sub III B-271 Marion L. Briggs Sub III B-272 Rex L. Stark Sub III B-273 Jack M. Ira Sub III B-274 Roberto M. White Sub III B-275 Christopher J. Newbold Sub III B-276 Donald D. Ford

2006

7/28/09

27A

613

4/10/09 6/14/09

19 29

501 312

10/11/08 10/13/08 10/17/08 10/25/08 10/20/08 11/15/08 11/15/08 12/13/08 1/19/09 1/26/09 1/31/09 1/27/09 2/17/09 2/18/09 2/18/09 2/18/09 3/4/09 4/1/09 4/10/09 4/27/09 5/15/09 5/23/09 5/25/09 6/20/09

7 7 27C 7 1 38 38 41 27A 27C 37 24 43 22 10 2 25 22 35 27C 38 41 9 24

10 189 443 138 188 424 424 209 623 281 234 69 515 356 86 168 492 356 439 281 615 209 89 69

10/29/08 10/24/08 12/13/08 12/13/08 1/12/09 1/26/09 2/23/09 3/5/09 4/16/09 5/8/09 6/11/09 6/15/09 6/21/09 7/12/09 7/22/09 9/25/09

27A 10 41 41 27C 7 40 15 28 19 27C 27C 17 39 28 5

668 228 209 209 95 238 68 476 338 324 626 626 53 532 131 198

10/15/08 11/19/08 11/21/08 12/30/08 1/12/09 3/21/09 3/26/09 7/6/09

27A 32 27C 19 27C 27B 26 19

623 254 2 324 717 484 46 337


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Subdivision III - 3rd Renewal Sub III C-152 Charles Sub III C-153 David Sub III C-154 William Sub III C-155 Ashley Sub III C-156 Gary Sub III C-157 Harold Sub III C-158 William Sub III C-159 James Sub III C-160 Robert Sub III C-161 Conley Subdivision III - 4th Renewal Sub III D-105 C. Sub III D-106 Francis Subdivision III - 5th Renewal Sub III E-70 Kevin Sub III E-71 Gary Sub III E-72 John Sub III E-73 Billy Sub III E-74 Stanley Subdivision III - 6th Renewal Sub III F-47 Billy Sub III F-48 Merrain Subdivision III - 7th Renewal Sub III G-25 William Sub III G-26 Leo Sub III G-27 Edwin Subdivision III - 8th Renewal Sub III H-18 Ervin Sub III Subdivision III - 9th Renewal 17 13 Sub III I-2 Stanton Sub III I-3 Clarence Sub III I-4 Stanton Sub III I-5 Randall Sub III I-6 John

185

O. C. B. H. G D. E. W. E. E.

Bridges Riek Van Meter Underwood Gooch Braden Cooper Stigall Green De Priest

9/28/08 11/3/08 11/14/08 1/12/09 2/8/09 3/3/09 3/12/09 4/15/09 4/26/09 9/11/09

32 27C 18 27C 2 43 19 15 19 25

368 281 656 95 168 352 76 57 337 11

S. D.

Houge Jett

6/20/09 9/7/09

34 27C

271 281

E. L. E. B. E.

Weaver Benskin Russow Briscoe Massey

8/31/08 6/20/09 8/24/09 9/12/09 9/26/09

24 34 45 28 15

624 422 197 164 476

J. M.

Waugh Batey

6/30/09 9/7/09

27A 35

626 177

E. H. L.

Broggi Pitts Smith

2/12/09 2/22/09 4/21/09

19 31 10

337 288 481

A.

Drewing

1/16/09

27C

626

I-1 Marvin

G.

T. L. T. J. D.

12/19/08 1/17/09 1/17/09 8/16/09 8/30/09

Brown Alumbaugh Brown II Jones Atkins

Shull 12/19/08 19 19 19 35 29

501 501 501 439 213

MASONIC CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION OF MISSOURI ANNUAL REPORT To: The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. Greetings Brethren, Your Masonic Childrens Foundation has enjoyed a successful and fruitful year. Our featured outreach program known as the Missouri Child Identification and Protection Program (MOCHIP) has been well received across the State and there is a strong demand from Lodges to host an event. The MCF, as an incorporated, not-for-profit charity of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, has developed a comprehensive Child Identification and Protection Program that is licensed explicitly to and is the property of the MCF. Therefore, Missouri Lodges now have this Free Community Service Program to offer the General Public.


186

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Each participant is provided a “Recovery Kit” which contains a digital CD that is compatible to the Amber Alert System. The CD contains demographics of the child including emergency contacts, digital photographs and fingerprints, plus a hard copy color print summarizing this information, two laminated photo ID cards, a bite wafer with a full dental impression which provides both DNA; and a Scent, and a brochure explaining the Program and Tips for protecting children. To ensure the confidentiality and privacy of the information, only the parent or guardian is given possession of the “Recovery Kit”. Nothing, other than a “Permission Slip” to participate in the program, is shared with any other party or retained by either the MCF or the Local Lodge. The MOCHIP Program is proving to be an effective outreach resource for Missouri Masons when Lodges sponsor MOCHIP events, demonstrating first hand that “Freemasons are Helping Children” and making a difference for their local communities. MOCHIP provides an excellent opportunity and venue for Lodge Members to utilize their talents and energies in getting Masonry into the public eye, as they involve law enforcement, dentists, nurses, EMT, school administrators, teachers, and other professionals in the delivery of this Program. This first full year of operating the MOCHIP Program nearly 7,000 children with 42 events will have been identified by the time of this year’s Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge. This tremendous advance and service to our communities was primarily accomplished with only One (1) set of equipment. Recognizing the limitations in scheduling created by the availability of a single set of equipment, the Board of the MCF solicited support from other Charities, including the Masonic Home of Missouri and by virtue of the cooperation from those entities, Your Masonic Children’s Foundation now possesses Three (3) complete sets of equipment. There is a great potential to more than double these numbers next year, and with the additional sets of equipment to schedule multiple events at various locations around the State of Missouri. The Board of Directors of the MCF have accepted the challenge to make MOCHIP an effective program for Missouri Masons and are excited about the future possibilities that lie ahead. During our initial start-up phase, the MOCHIP has been effectively administered by the Board and a limited number of supervisory volunteers. The contributions of the Past Boards and Line Officers of the Grand Lodge in making these advances possible, likewise, must be acknowledged. As our capacities for multiple event weekends expand, the demands to administer the program also increase. It will be a priority of the MCF to place the financial resources to hire a state coordinator to ensure a well organized and viable program, of which, the Missouri Masonic Family will be proud. Countless Petitions for Membership in Lodges and other Adoptive and Appendant Bodies have been distributed, and turned in this past year as the Missouri Masonic Family came together at MOCHIP events to volunteer time to make Your Program a success. The MCF has been in a position to invest in a state of the art CHIP Program because of Two (2) grants from other Charities this past year, totaling $125,000 to purchase initial equipment, inventory and supplies. The Grand Lodge Public Relations Committee has been most helpful by assisting with banners to identify the Program, brochures and promotional materials for participants,


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

187

and educational displays to highlight Freemasonry and our Appendant Bodies. MOCHIP Events have provided opportunities for Lodges to work with many of our Appendant and Adoptive Bodies, enlisting the support and participation of Masonic Youth Groups, members of the Order of Eastern Star, the Shrine, York Rite and Scottish Rite, working together as a Masonic Family. Your MOCHIP Program has also become the State of the Art within the National Masonic Family. MOCHIP hosted a conference in Buckner, Missouri during June that was attended by many Distinguished Brothers from various other Masonic Jurisdictions. MOCHIP has also traveled to display the truly unique methods Your Program has developed and other Masonic Jurisdictions are adopting many of the procedures and are otherwise augmenting their CHIP Programs to provide the same or similar services to those provided here in Missouri. Once again, Missouri innovations are becoming the Standard for National Masonic endeavors proving that not only is Missouri the “Show Me” State; we also “Show You” how to do it efficiently, correctly and professionally. THANK YOU BRETRHEN! The historical funding for the MCF has been from the fee income of the personalized Masonic license plate program for motor vehicles and the voluntary check-off on Lodge Dues submitted with the Lodge Secretary’s Annual Grand Lodge Returns. These sources typically generated $15,000 to $20,000 per year, which constitutes approximately 15% of our projected annual budget needs. A successful MOCHIP Program that has the capacity to identify 50,000 or more children each year through Lodges across Missouri will require significant financial support. The disposable inventory expense is approximately $2.50 per child. Operational and promotional expenses to get this program into the Constituent Lodges are estimated to be an additional $1.00. Thus, for approximately $3.50 per child, YOU make it possible to hopefully protect Missouri Children with the MOCHIP Program. This is one of the most successful Public Relations Tools ever adopted by the Missouri Masonic Fraternity. As this program continues to grow and to evolve, the success and effectiveness of MOCHIP will be documented and presented in Grant Requests to Not-ForProfit Charities and donations solicited from Corporate Sponsors for assistance to help expand the program to even greater heights. We also need YOUR help by hopefully adopting a Dues increase to support this wonderful, Masonic philanthropy. Sponsors are fabulous; however, we all want Missouri Masonry to continue to be at the forefront of innovations protecting our Missouri Citizens. Your MOCHIP PROGRAM puts the Missouri Masonic Family at the Headwaters of Greatness by providing a necessary Public Service, at no charge to the public, and thereby displays the True Nature of Freemasonry – that of, “do good unto all, and recommend it more especially to the household of the faithful.” The future of this wonderful and effective program is dependent not only on a well administered professional program and additional outside sources of funding, but primarily on the Masons of Missouri as we volunteer our time and share our financial resources, showing that Freemasons do make a difference in our communities as “Masons Helping Children”. Your continued personal support with time and volunteering at events, plus your generous financial contributions are desperately needed to continue these endeavors. We are asking for Your Support – we hope it will be given; we are seeking the resources necessary to make Your Masonic Children’s Foundation a “Gem


188

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

among the Stones to promote Membership and Service”, we hope that You will assist us in finding that goal; and we are knocking by asking for financial support – please let the “Door of Opportunity” to Promote Missouri Freemasonry continue to grow by Your support of our endeavors. In closing, it is not possible to personally Thank each person who has made this past year possible beyond this brief attempt to say THANK YOU to each of You herein. The Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge Staff, the Board of the MCF, the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home, the Advancing Grand Lodge Line, and Countless Masons, Eastern Star, Job’s Daughters, Rainbow, DeMolay, Shriners, and so many other Masonic Family Members have dedicated so much to make MOCHIP what it has become – the “State of the Art in Child Identification!” THANK YOU, ONE AND ALL!!! Thank You Brethren for the tremendous success that the Masonic Children’s Foundation has been enabled to enjoy these past several months created by Your Support, Time, Contributions and the many other intangibles that ONLY a Missouri Mason provides. May we all resolve to continue to work together to make Your MOCHIP Program a continuing and lasting success. Fraternally and Respectfully Submitted, Gail S. Turner, President John W. Hess, Vice-President David Ramsey, Jon Broyles Ronald D. Miller, Grand Secretary and Secretary to the Board, MCF


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

189

Proposed Legislation THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES AND SECTIONS WERE WITHDRAWN AS OF SEPTEMBER 25, 2006. Propose the following changes in the Constitution and By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri.... To eliminate the dreaded SNPD (Suspended for Non-payment of Dues) ARTICLE 18. DUES Change Section 18.030., which now reads: Section 18.030 REMISSION AFTER SUSPENSION. A lodge may remit the dues in whole or in part, for nonpayment of which a member was suspended; remission has the same effect as payment of the amount remitted at the date of remission. To read as follows: Section 18.030 REMISSION AFTER BECOMING DELINQUENT. A lodge may remit the dues in whole or in part, for nonpayment of which a member is delinquent; remission has the same effect as payment of the amount remitted at the date of remission. REASON: To comply with the following changes. ARTICLE 19. NONPAYMENT OF DUES Change Section 19.010. which now reads: Section 19.010. NONPAYMENT OF DUES. When a member fails to pay his dues on or before April 1 of any year, the secretary, on or before April 11, must notify the member in writing of his delinquency. If, after notice, the member fails to pay his dues on or before June 1, he is automatically suspended for nonpayment of dues, without action of the lodge. The suspension is recorded by the secretary in the minutes of the first meeting of the lodge thereafter. The Secretary must give written notice, on or before June 11, to all members automatically suspended for nonpayment of dues. Written notice is given by first-class, fully prepaid, United States mail, to the member at his last known post office address. The automatic suspension of the member is not affected by any failure to notify or to record the suspension. To read as follows: Section 19.010. NONPAYMENT OF DUES. When a member fails to pay his dues on or before April 1 of any year, the secretary, on or before April 11, must notify the member in writing of his delinquency. If, after notice, the member fails to pay his dues on or before June 1, the secretary, must give written notice on or before June 11, to all delinquent members as to their options concerning their membership. Written notice is given by first-class, fully prepaid, United States mail, to the member at his last known post office address.


190

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

Included in this notice is a form with a member signature block with two choices, the Brother to pick and check one, sign the form and return to the lodge secretary in an enclosed return addressed and stamped envelope furnished by the lodge secretary. ( ) I am unable to pay my dues for this year, request remission. ( ) I no longer wish to maintain an active membership in the Masonic Fraternity. Please send me a Dimit (I understand the only privilege of the Dimit is to allow petition for affiliation to an active lodge in the future if desired). Sincerely and Fraternally, Standard Lodge No. 101, AF & AM REASON: Every year we hear our “Committee on Delinquent Dues” report back to the lodge that “I tried calling this Brother but there was no answer” or “I left a message on his answering machine but he didn’t call me back” or “I tried to locate him but he wasn’t home” or something to that effect......the committee on delinquent dues is not a pleasant job and oft times we fall short of pursuing it as we should....and the Brother gets suspended, often times only to find out that he is confined in the hospital, nursing home, or for some other reason is no longer able to respond...or perhaps has just fallen upon hard times and is too proud to contact the lodge and ask for charity. These are the times these Brothers need us most and it’s embarrassing to them and to us to suspend their membership and find out later that there was reason not to........ As the age of our membership grows older each year, we need a better way to make sure this does not happen. Change Section 19.020., which now reads: Section 19.020. PAYMENT WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER SUSPENSION. Payment before June 1 of the year following suspension of the dues for which the member was suspended, reinstates him. The secretary shall report the reinstatement to the lodge and note it in the minutes. To read as follows: Section 19.020. PAYMENT WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER JUNE NOTICE OF DELINQUENCY. Payment before June 1 of the year following the June notice of delinquency eliminates his delinquent status. The secretary shall report the status change to the lodge and note it in the minutes. Section 19.025. PAYMENT NOT MADE WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER JUNE NOTICE OF DELINQUENCY. If the Brother does not respond to the June delinquency notice or pay his dues for the year in question by June 1 of the year following, then the records will be examined and if he is not under Masonic Charges nor is he in any further indebtedness to the lodge, other than the delinquent dues, the secretary will issue him a Dimit and report this in lodge and note it in the minutes. Dimit’s only privilege will be to accompany a Petition for Affiliation to any regular lodge in the future.


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

191

Change Section 19.030., which now reads: Section 19.030. DUES PAID MORE THAN ONE YEAR AFTER SUSPENSION. A member who remains suspended more than one year may be reinstated only on petition, with which he must tender the current year’s dues. To read as follows: Section 19.030. DUES PAID AFTER ISSUANCE OF DIMIT FOR NONPAYMENT OF DUES. A member who is issued a Dimit for non-payment of dues may be reinstated only on a petition for affiliation, with which he must tender the current year’s dues. Change Section 19.040., which now reads: Section 19.040. OBJECTION NOT PERMITTED. No objection is permitted to the receipt of a petition for reinstatement. To read as follows: Section 19.040. OBJECTION NOT PERMITTED. No objection is permitted to the receipt of a petition for affiliation from a member who was issued a dimit for non-payment of dues. Change Section 19.050., which now reads: Section 19.050. VOTE REQUIRED TO REINSTATE. A two-thirds vote of the qualified members present at the time of action on a petition for reinstatement is required to reinstate to membership in the lodge. The vote is by paper ballot and must be recorded. To read as follows: Section 19.050. VOTE REQUIRED FOR AFFILIATION BY DIMIT FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES. A two-thirds vote of the qualified members present at the time of action on a petition for affiliation from a dimit issued for non-payment of dues is required for membership in the lodge. The vote is by paper ballot and must be recorded. Change Section 19.060., which now reads: Section 19l.060. REINSTATEMENT TO MASONIC STANDING. A petitioner for reinstatement who receives a majority vote but less than a twothirds vote of his lodge, on application to the Grand Secretary, may receive a certificate of good standing for one year after the date of the vote, with the same effect as a certificate issued under Section 7.250. To read as follows: Section 19.060. REINSTATEMENT TO MASONIC STANDING. A petitioner for affiliation with a dimit issued for non-payment of dues who receives less than a two-thirds majority vote will be notified of his rejection and his monies accompanying the petition returned. He may use the dimit to petition the same or another lodge according to procedures in Section 19. at any time.


192

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

DELETE: Sections 19.070 and 19.l080 Further reasons: Often times when a Brother is SNPD part of the reason is that he no longer lives in an area close to the lodge of his membershipÖ..AndÖ..In the future, should he desire to become active in a “local” lodge, the current procedure of “petitioning to regain good standing” in his distant lodge, then obtaining a “Certificate of Good Standing”, etc. discourages him, perhaps embarrasses him, especially some of the Brothers who are not familiar with lodge procedures or who have reached their later years and aren’t as energetic as they once were. A “dimit in hand” would simplify..... Respectfully submitted September 26, 2005 James R. Tinker, Sr. , PM Wayne Lodge No. 536 AF & AM Clarence R. Czeschin, PM St. Charles Lodge NO. 241 AF & AM PASSED-SEPTEMBER 2006 ANNUAL COMMUNICATIONS Resolution — Read on Monday To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri Be it resolved that each Lodge shall pay $2.00 (Two Dollars) per Master Mason who is a member of such Lodge, for the fiscal year of the Grand Lodge commencing in 2006 and ending in 2007, to maintain and enhance the CHIPS program for the good of the Fraternity. Statement of Purpose: To maintain and enhance the CHIPS program for the good of the fraternity. Gail S. Turner, Past Master, Jackson Lodge No. 82 John W. Hess, Past Master, Buckner Lodge No. 501 PRESENTED 2006 FOR ACTION IN 2007 To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of A.F. and A.M. of the State of Missouri Proposal to Amend the By-Laws 1. The first sentence of Section 17.130(c) is deleted and replaced with the following: (c) Unless a current dues card constitutes a certificate of good standing under Section 17.180, a petitioner for multiple membership in a subordinate lodge in Missouri must execute an Application for Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership, using the official and approved form. (c) AUnless a current dues card constitutes a certificate of good standing under Section 17.180, a petitioner for multiple membership in a subordinate lodge ofin Missouri must execute an Application for Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership, using the official and approved form. 2. Section 17.180 is deleted and replace with the following:


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

193

Section 17.180 MULTIPLE MEMBERSHIP- DUTIES OF LODGE SECRETARIES AND OF GRAND SECRETARY. (A) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, a “Current Dues Card” (as hereinafter defined) shall constitute a certificate of good standing for purposes of a Master Mason applying for multiple membership under Section 17.120. The term “Current Dues Card” shall mean a card from each Lodge in which the petitioner is a current member, showing that the petitioner has paid his dues in such Lodge for the period which includes the date of the application for Multiple Membership. (B) Upon receipt of a petition for multiple membership in a subordinate lodge in Missouri, the Lodge Secretary of the Lodge receiving the petition, shall notify the Lodge Secretary of each Lodge of which the petitioner is currently a member. Each Lodge Secretary of each Lodge of which the petitioner is currently a member shall notify the Lodge Secretary of the Lodge receiving the petition (a) whether the petitioner is a member in good standing of such Lodge and (b) whether Masonic charges are currently pending against the petitioner in the respective Lodge. If the petitioner is not a member in good standing of any Lodge or if any charges are pending, the current dues card shall not constitute a certificate of good standing. (C) Upon receipt of a petition for multiple membership in a subordinate lodge in Missouri in a subordinate lodge in Missouri, the Lodge Secretary of the Lodge receiving the petition, shall notify the Grand Secretary. The Grand Secretary shall notify the Lodge Secretary of the Lodge receiving the petition whether the petitioner has been convicted of a Masonic offense and if so, whether the petitioner has been restored in accordance with Article 32. If the petitioner has been convicted of a Masonic offense and has not been restored in accordance with Article 32 the current dues card shall not constitute a certificate of good standing. (D) If a Master Mason petitions for multiple membership in a lodge of another Grand Jurisdiction which is in fraternal relations with this Grand Lodge the Grand Secretary shall notify the Lodge Secretaries of each subordinate lodge in Missouri in which the petitioner is a member and each such Lodge Secretary shall notify the Grand Secretary (a) whether the petitioner is in good standing and (b) whether Masonic charges are currently pending against the petitioner in the respective Lodge. If the petitioner is not in good standing of any respective Lodge or if Masonic charges are currently pending against the petitioner in any respective Lodge or if the petitioner has been convicted of a Masonic offense and has not been restored in accordance with Article 32 the current dues card shall not constitute a certificate of good standing. Section 17.180.17.180 MULTIPLE MEMBERSHIP - DUTIES OF LODGE SECRETARIES AND OF GRAND SECRETARY. (A) The Secretary of each lodge of Missouri shall: (1) Forward to the Grand Secretary the personal application for Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership; (2) Forward to the Grand Secretary the Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership; (3) Notify the Grand Secretary upon the election of a multiple member or the formation of a new lodge containing one or more multiple members;


194

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

(4) Notify the Grand Secretary of the suspension for non-payment of dues otherwise, or the expulsion of a multiple member; (5) Notify the Grand Secretary of the reinstatement to(A) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, a current dues card shall constitute a certificate of good standing for purposes of a Master Masson applying for multiple member;membership under Section 17.120. (6) Notify the Grand Secretary of the issuance of the Certificate of Withdrawal of Multiple Membership; (7) Forward the Certificate of Dimission from lodge of “original membership” to the Grand Secretary for certification and transmittal; (8) Submit the Report of Multiple Members as of June 30 of each and every year with the ANNUAL RETURN. (B) The Grand Secretary of Missouri shall: (1) Forward the personal Application for Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership to the lodges of this Jurisdiction and/or of other Jurisdictions for the attention and action of the members, respectively; (2) Receive and transmit the Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership which shall accompany the Petition for Multiple Membership; (3) Notify the other lodges involved of the election of a multiple member, or the formation of a new lodge containing one or more multiple members; (4) Notify the other lodges involved of the suspension for non-payment of dues or otherwise, or the expulsion of a multiple member; (5) Notify the other lodges involved that a multiple member has regained good standing after suspension; (6) Forward the Certificate of Dimission from the lodge of “original membership” to the lodge to be regarded by the member as the lodge of “original” or “parent” membership. (B) Upon receipt of a petition for multiple membership in a subordinate lodge in Missouri, the Lodge Secretary of the Lodge receiving the petition, shall notify the Lodge Secretary of each Lodge of which the petitioner is currently a member. Each Lodge Secretary of each Lodge of which the petitioner is currently a member shall notify the Lodge Secretary of the Lodge receiving the petition whether Masonic charges are currently pending against the petitioner in the respective Lodge. If any charges are pending, the current dues card shall not constitute a certificate of good standing. (C) Upon receipt of a petition for multiple membership in a subordinate lodge in Missouri in a subordinate lodge in Missouri, the Lodge Secretary of the Lodge receiving the petition, shall notify the Grand Secretary. The Grand Secretary shall notify the Lodge Secretary of the Lodge receiving the petition whether the petitioner has been convicted of a Masonic offense and if so, whether the petitioner has been restored in accordance with Article 32. If the petitioner has been convicted of a Masonic offense and has not been restored in accordance with Article 32 the current dues card shall not constitute a certificate of good standing. (D) If a Master Mason petitions for multiple membership in a lodge of another Grand Jurisdiction which is in fraternal relations with this Grand Lodge the Grand Secretary shall notify the Lodge Secretaries of each subordinate lodge in Missouri in which the petitioner is a member and each such Lodge Secretary shall notify the Grand Secretary whether Masonic charges are currently pending against the petitioner in the respective Lodge. If Masonic charges are


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

195

currently pending against the petitioner in the respective Lodge or if the petitioner has been convicted of a Masonic offense and has not been restored in accordance with Article 32 the current dues card shall not constitute a certificate of good standing. Statement of Purpose: To permit the current dues card to qualify as a certificate of good standing for purposes of a Brother applying for multiple membership, except in cases (a) where the Brother is not in good standing in a Lodge, (b) where the Brother has been convicted of a Masonic Offense and has not been restored or, (c) where Masonic charges are pending against the Brother. Submitted:

Ronald D. Miller, Past Master, Adair Lodge No. 366 Roger Wreath, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 PRESENTED 2006 FOR ACTION IN 2007

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri Proposed Amendment of By-Laws It is proposed that the following By-Law of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, A.F. & A.M. be amended to read as follows (additions in bold, deletions crossed out): Section 10.040. GRAND LODGE DUES. Each lodge pays twelve fourteen dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) ($14.50) to the Grand Lodge for each Master Mason (except those whose dues have been remitted and those exempted under subsection (a) of Section 18.050) reported in the annual return, which dues include a subscription to The Freemason magazine. The Grand Lodge, promptly as collected, pays two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) for each Master Mason to the Masonic Home of Missouri, two dollars ($2.00) for each Master Mason to the Masonic Children’s Foundation and twenty-five cents ($.25) for each Master Mason to each, the George Washington Memorial Association, the Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc. (Amended 1959-109; 1969105; 1972-120; 1981-137, 1993-194, 1996-68, 1998 ) Statement of Purpose: To allow the Grand Lodge to support the Masonic Children’s Foundation in the same manner as our present dues supports the Masonic Home of Missouri, the George Washington Memorial, and the Masonic Scholarship of Missouri, Inc. Gail S. Turner, Past Master, Jackson Lodge No. 82 Ronald D. Miller, Past Master, Adair Lodge No. 366 PRESENTED 2006 FOR ACTION IN 2007 To the Most Worshipful Grand Loge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri PROPOSAL TO ADD A NEW PARAGRAPH TO Section 2.010 ( r ) Notwithstanding the provisions of any by-law to the contrary, upon written request of the Worshipful Master (must be ALL Worshipful Masters if more than one Lodge meets in the same building), the Grand Master may,


196

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

from time to time, grant written authorization to the requesting Lodge or Lodges to permit alcoholic beverages to be served and consumed in areas of the building other than the Lodge Hall, Tiler’s area and Preparation Room. This is to allow activities which are not illegal with regard to Civil, Federal or Local Law, (i.e., wedding receptions, anniversary parties, class reunions, birthday parties, etc.) to be permitted. Alcoholic beverage may NOT be brought into, stored or consumed in the building within two (2) hours before or after a Lodge Communication (Stated or Special). The approval for the use of any alcoholic beverage within this authorization first rests with approval by the Lodge(s) and the building association (temple association), or the temple board/lodge trustees if there is no such organization, whose approval must be received before the Worshipful Master(s) requesting permission ( in a written letter) to the Grand Master. The Grand Master may allow his permission to extend until the conclusion of his term in office, but reserves the right to revoke his permission at any time during his term. Newly installed Grand Masters may extend previously granted permissions into their year without requiring resubmission by the Lodge(s), reserving the rights as stated above. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Lodge meeting buildings are usually centrally located and have excellent dining and meeting areas, separate from the Lodge Hall itself, and many such centers have difficulty making financial ends meet because of increased operating costs. The ability to rent out portions of the building for occasional activity as stated in first paragraph above, will help them in meeting their financial responsibilities. Lodges are cautioned that they should not allow regularly recurring activities which could put their 501c10 status in jeopardy. SUBMITTED:

David W. Haywood, Webster Groves Lodge no. 84 Richard L. Smith, Polar Star Rose Hill Lodge No. 79 PROPOSED 2006 FOR ACTION IN 2007

Change Section 3.100. Budget, which now reads: Section 3.100. Budget. Before the close of each annual communication the Committee on Ways and Means, with the advice of the Deputy Grand Master, the Grand Treasurer, and the Grand Secretary, prepares a budget for the next budget year. The budget shall itemize the source and amount of income estimated to be received and the anticipated expenditures required for the operation of the Grand Lodge for the next budget year. The budget may not exceed the amount of Funds Available, which is the amount of income received in the immediately preceding budget year. The Committee on Ways and Means shall meet within thirty (30) days after the receipt of the annual audit report to review the Budget and adjust the Budget based upon the Audited income amounts to determine the estimated Funds Available. The Committee on Ways and Means shall report any and all changes in the Estimated Funds Available and the Budget at the next succeeding Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge. No expenditure or disbursement shall be made in excess of the appropriated amount for such expenditure or disbursement without the consent of the Grand Master, who may authorize the increase of such appropriation by not more than ten percent (10%) of the original authorized Budget as adjusted by the Committee on Ways and Means after receipt of the Annual Audit Report,


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

197

provided that the total Budget expenditures and disbursements as revised, do not exceed the estimated Funds Available. Disbursements in excess of the Budget amounts or in excess of ten percent (10%) of the Budget amount, as adjusted, and any other appropriation or increase is made only after receiving the consent of any three (3) of the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden, the Junior Grand Warden and the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means. Prior approval is required before funds may be disbursed. The Committee on Ways and Means shall report all changes made in the Budget in the next Annual Report to the Grand Lodge. Propose the following changes in the Constitution and By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri Delete portion designated by crossed out. Revised portion in Bold Change Section 3.100. Budget, which now reads: Section 3.100. Budget. Before the close of each annual communication the Committee on Ways and Means, with the advice of the Deputy Grand Master, the Grand Treasurer, and the Grand Secretary, prepares a budget for the next budget year. The budget shall itemize the source and amount of income estimated to be received and the anticipated expenditures required for the operation of the Grand Lodge for the next budget year. The budget may not exceed the amount of Funds Available, which is the amount of income received in the immediately preceding budget year. The Committee on Ways and Means shall meet within thirty (30) days after the receipt of the annual audit report to review the Budget and adjust the Budget based upon the Audited income amounts to determine the estimated Funds Available. The Committee on Ways and Means shall report any and all changes in the Estimated Funds Available and the Budget at the next succeeding Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge. No expenditure or disbursement shall be made in excess of the appropriated amount for such expenditure or disbursement without the consent of the Grand Master, who may authorize the increase of such appropriation by not more than ten percent (10%) of the original authorized Budget as adjusted by the Committee on Ways and Means after receipt of the Annual Audit Report, provided that the total Budget expenditures and disbursements as revised, do not exceed the estimated Funds Available. Disbursements in excess of the adjusted Budget amounts or disbursements exceeding ten percent (10%) of the adjusted Budget amounts authorized by the in excess of ten percent (10%) of the Budget amount, as adjusted, and any other appropriation or increase is made only after receiving the consent of any three (3) of the Grand Master, and any other appropriation or increase is made only after receiving the majority consent of the Ways and Means Committee Members, the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden, the Junior Grand Warden voting as a group and the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means. The Committee Members and the Grand Lodge Officers may vote by mail. Prior approval is required before funds may be disbursed. The Committee on Ways and Means shall report all changes made in the Budget in the next Annual Report to the Grand Lodge. Purpose: To give the Membership a measure of control over budget excesses. Submitted by:

W. Marion Luna, Past Master, Wayne Lodge No. 526 Stanton T. Brown, Buckner Lodge No. 501


198

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

ANNOUNCEMENT OF TIME AND PLACE R.W. Brother M. Robert Berger announced that the 186th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge would be held in Columbia, Missouri on September 25th and 26th, 2007, at the Holiday Inn Select. INTRODUCTION OF GRAND LINE APPOINTEE R.W. Brother M. Robert Berger introduced his son, R.W. Brother Randall Berger as his appointment to the Advancing Line of Grand Lodge Officers. CLOSING The 185th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri was closed until the next annual communication-186th on Monday September 25th, 2007 at Columbia, Missouri. OPEN INSTALLATION Installing Officers Installing Chaplain Installing Marshal

M.W. Past Grand Master, Stephen I. Toybes M.W. Past Grand Master, Dr. Elmer E. Revelle, PGM M.W. Past Grand Master, Daniel F. Cole

GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR 2006-2007 Grand Master ..................... Deputy Grand Master ........ Senior Grand Warden ........ Junior Grand Warden ........ Grand Treasurer ................. Grand Secretary ................. Senior Grand Deacon ......... Junior Grand Deacon ......... Senior Grand Steward ....... Junior Grand Steward ....... Senior Grand Marshal ....... Junior Grand Marshal ....... Grand Sword Bearer .......... Grand Pursuivant .............. Grand Chaplain .................. Grand Chaplain .................. Grand Chaplain .................. Grand Chaplain .................. Grand Chaplain .................. Grand Chaplain .................. Grand Chaplain .................. Grand Chaplain .................. Grand Orator ...................... Grand Orator ...................... Grand Tiler .........................

M. Robert Berger Bruce R. Austin Rocky E. Weaver Larry C. Reynolds Marion Luna Ronald D. Miller Gail S. Turner John W. Hess David L. Ramsey Jon B. Broyles Randall M. Berger Harvey R. Soule Terry L. Claar Richard L. Clark Sheldon H. Snitz Rev. Ronald E. Wood, Jr. Nicholas R. Cichielo J.R. Latta James Shemwell Dr. Darrel Curtis Errick V. Kern Lawrence R. Albright W. Webb Edwards Charles Wasserman David Jacobi


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

199

PRESENTATIONS TO M.W. M. ROBERT BERGER GRAND MASTER 2006-2007 Items Presented: Grand Master’s Gavel, Daughter of Grand Master Grand Master’s Apron, Most Worshipful Steven I. Toybes, PGM Grand Master’s Jewel, Barbara Berger, Wife of the Grand Master Grand Master’s Lapel Pin, Daughter of Grand Master Grand Master’s Top Hat, Daughter of Grand Master Grand Master’s Apron Case, Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 PRESENTATIONS TO M.W.B. JOHN M. NATIONS M.W. Grand Master, M. Robert Berger, addressed the Grand Lodge and expressed his appreciation to Past Grand Master John M. Nations, and presented a patent that certified his service to the Grand Lodge of Missouri as Grand Master.


200

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

PAST GRAND MASTERS GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Elvis A. Mooney (1968-1969) .......................................... P.O. Box 170, Bloomfield 63825-0170 Home Ph: 573-568-2377 Judge J Morgan Donelson (1969-1970)-(Jeania) ............ P.O. Box 211, Princeton 64673-0211 Home Ph: 660-748-3790 Bus. Ph: 660-748-3115 William H Chapman (1970-1971) .................................................. 9200 Watson Rd., Suite 110, P.O. Box 270010, St. Louis 63126-0010 Home Ph: 314-961-6633 Bus. Ph: 314-842-4040 Walter L. Walker (1973-1974) .............................................. P.O. Box 487, Neosho 64850-0487 Home Ph: 417-451-4620 Bus. Ph: 417-451-2138 Fielding A. Poe (1976-1977)-(Francis L.) ........... 501 N. Lafayette St., Florissant 63031-4913 Home Ph: 314-837-8409 Dr. James A. Noland, Jr. (1977-1978)-(Janice) .................... 682 Passover, Osage Beach 65065 Bus. Ph: 573-346-5117 (Mrs. Noland’s work number) Home Ph: 573-348-2106 Dr. J.C. Montgomery, Jr. (1978-1979) ....... 2150 W. Randolph, Apt. 809-H, St. Charles 63301 Home Ph: 636-925-0230 Gus O. Nations (1979-1980) .................................... #8 Baxter Lane, Chesterfield 63017-4962 Home Ph: WM. J. Hill (1981-1982)-(Jo Ann) .......................... 4545 Rockhill Terrace, Kansas City 64112 Home Ph: 816-561-1379 Bus. Ph: 816-561-0014 Fax: 816-561-1479 Earl K. Dille (1982-1983)-(Martha) .............................. 27 Dunleith Dr., St. Louis 63124-1896 Home Ph: 314-997-1892 Bus. Ph: 314-533-7410 Robert J. Crede (1983-1984) ..................... 2044 Stadium View Ct., Jefferson City 65109-1984 Home Ph: 573-636-4348 Vern H. Schneider (1984-1985) ........................... 211 N. Broadway, Ste. 1440, St. Louis 63102 Home Ph: 314-997-0794 Bus. Ph: 314-241-5845 P. Vincent Kinkead (1986-1987)-(Evelyn) ......... 5804 Hillsboro Rd., Farmington 63640-9138 Home Ph: 573-431-1371 Thomas K. McGuire, Jr. (1987-1988)-(Bettie) .................... 3727 E. Monroe, Springfield 65809 Home Ph: 417-890-1720 Robert D. Jenkins (1988-1989)-(Betty) .. 2609 W. 70th St., Shawnee Mission, KS 66208-2728 Home Ph: 913-384-0545 Thomas C. Warden (1989-1990)-(Mary) ......................... P.O. Box 596, Owensville 65066-0596 Home Ph: 573-437-4512 Bus: 573-437-2323 Daniel F. Cole (1990-1991)-(Rhonda) ........................... 9808 Eagle Crest Ct., St. Louis 63127 Home Ph: 314-729-1314 Fax: 314-729-1071 D. Robert Downey (1991-1992)-(Norma) .................. 13006 Musket Ct., St. Louis 63146-4352 Home Ph: 314-434-4470. Dale C. Motter (1993-1994)-(Marijane) ........................... P.O. Box 252, Kirksville 63501-0252 Home Ph: 660-665-6931 E-Mail dalemotter@hotmail.com Gordon E. Hopkins (1994-1995)-(Beverly) ......... 2212 Chambers Ave., St. Joseph 64506-1926 Home Ph: 816-232-9781 Bus. Ph: 816-279-7472 Donald E. Scott (1996-1997)-(Anna) ............................. 14909 E. 39 th St., Independence 64055 Home Ph: 816-373-5966 Bus. Ph: 816-313-2856 Home Fax: 816-478-5128 Bus. Fax: 816-313-0515 Jeffrey O. Nations (1997-1998)-(Nancy) ........................ 3663 Forestdale Dr., Mehlville 63125 Home Ph: 314-894-4473 Steven I. Toybes (1998-1999).(Sharlene) ...... 9666 Olive Blvd. Suite 300 St. Louis, MO 63132 Home Ph: 314-878-1796 Bus. Ph: 314-725-6980 Fax: 314-692-7152 Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. (1999-2000)-(Carol) ........... 2948 Finestown Rd., St. Louis 63129-5826 Home Ph: 314-846-0015 Freddie D. Adams (2000-2001)-(Lauretta) ...................... 32 East Mission St., Marshall 65340 Home Ph: 660-886-5363 Glenn E. Means (2001-2002)-(Mary Jane) 2019 N.E. Avanti Court, Grain Valley, 64029-9368 Home Ph: 816-847-7249 Jimmie D. Lee (2002-2003)-(Jeri) .................................... 7765 E U.S. Hwy. Rogersville 65742 Home Ph: 417-753-2636 Stanley M. Thompson (2003-2004)-(Jennifer) ...... 311 E. North Main, Richmond 64085-1163 Home Ph: 816-776-6853 E-mail: sjck@raycounty.net Dr. Elmer E. Revelle, (2004-2005) (Diana) ..................... 1509 Chadwick Ct., Columbia 65203 Home Ph: 573-875-5581 Bus. Phone: 573-441-1770 Fax: 573-441-1780 E-Mail: eerevelle@att.net John M. Nations (2005-2006) (Bridget) .......... #8 Baxter Lane, Chesterfield, MO 63017-4962 Home Ph: 636-530-9433 Bus. Phone: 314-863-6200 Fax: 314-863-7933


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

201

OFFICERS

Grand Lodge of Missouri 2006-2007 M. Robert Berger ...................................................................... Grand Master 14181 Woodsmill Cove Dr, Chesterfield 63017 Bruce R. Austin .............................................................. Deputy Grand Master 603 N Main Rd, Charleston 63834-9621 Rocky E. Weaver .............................................................. Senior Grand Warden 106 Park Ave., Buckner 64016 Larry C. Reynolds ............................................................ Junior Grand Warden 443 Wildwood Dr, Rogersville 65742 W. Marion Luna ....................................................................... Grand Treasurer 1101 N Main St, Piedmont 63957 Ronald D. Miller ....................................................................... Grand Secretary 605 Adens Woods Ct, Columbia 65201 Randall J. Jones ......................................................................... Grand Lecturer 4005 State Hwy KK, Rogersville 65742 Gail S. Turner ...................................................................Senior Grand Deacon 106 Haliburton, Brookfield 64628 John W. Hess .................................................................... Junior Grand Deacon 125 Groom Ave., Liberty 64068-2419 David L. Ramsey ............................................................ Senior Grand Steward 2709 North Lincoln, Kirksville 63501 Jon B. Broyles ................................................................. Junior Grand Steward 1427 Carriage Bridge Trail, Ballwin 63021 Randall M. Berger .......................................................... Senior Grand Marshal 900 South Handley Road #8E, Clayton 63105 Harvey R. Soule .............................................................. Junior Grand Marshal 590 Sarah Lane, #207, Creve Coeur, 63141-6067 Terry L. Claar .................................................................... Grand Sword Bearer 405 N. Moffet, Joplin 64801 Richard L. Smith ................................................................... Grand Pursuivant 830 Coalport Dr., St. Louis 63141 Sheldon H. Snitz ....................................................................... Grand Chaplain 9852 Connell Dr, Overland Park, KS 66212 Rev. Ronald E. Wood, Jr. ........................................................... Grand Chaplain P.O. Box 8306, St. Joseph 64508 Nicholas R. Cichielo ................................................................. Grand Chaplain 16815 Ashberry Circle Dr., Chesterfield 63005 JR Latta .................................................................................... Grand Chaplain 1102 Central Ave., Hannibal 63401 Rev. James Shemwell ............................................................... Grand Chaplain 1636 Meadow Ln., Mexico 65265 Rev. Dr. Darrel Curtis .............................................................. Grand Chaplain 5120 Rosa, St. Louis 63109-3244 Erick V. Kern ............................................................................ Grand Chaplain 14755 Chermoore Dr., Chesterfield, 63017 Lawrence R. Albright ............................................................... Grand Chaplain 11337 State Hwy. 43, Webb City 64870-9746 Webb Edwards ............................................................................... Grand Orator 500 W. Main St., Suite 102-B, Branson, MO 65616 Charles Wasserman ...................................................................... Grand Orator 11723 W. 101 St., Overland Park, KS 66214 David Jacobi ...................................................................................... Grand Tiler 3025 Silver Bow Ct., St. Louis 63129-5221


202

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

APPOINTMENTS OF GRAND MASTER STANDING COMMITTEES 2006-2007 APPEALS & GRIEVANCES: Barry V. Cundiff – Chairman, 1501 Pierce, Kirksville, MO 63501, Melvin D. Rupard, John Caraker, Larry R. Moss, Daniel W. Imhoff, Linton W. Kneemiller. BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD: Robert D. Jenkins, PGM – Chairman, 2609 W 70th St., Shawnee Mission, KS 66208, Jimmie D. Lee, Gene C. Berck. BY-LAWS COMMITTEE: Daniel F. Cole, PGM – Chairman, 9808 Eagle Crest Ct., St Louis, MO 63127, Walter L. Walker, PGM, Steven I. Toybes, PGM Gordon E. Hopkins, PGM. CHARTERED LODGES: Robert E. Hardester – Chairman, 5403 Stonehurts Dr., St Louis, MO 63129, Dale M. Bryan, Norman G. Schlagenhauf Jr., Donald H. Roller, Richard L. Smith, Frederick A. Troxel Jr. CORRESPONDENCE: Zelwin B. Eaton – Chairman, 904 E Wall St., Kirksville, MO 63501, Glenn E. Means, PGM. CREDENTIALS: William B. Van Meter – Chairman, 925 N Main St. Independence MO 64050, Grant G. Smith Jr., Harvey J. Wells, Don Taylor, Ronald M. Hickey, Robert W. Harper, Morris F. Coburn. ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS: Bruce R. Austin – Chairman, 603 N Main Rd., Charleston MO 63834, Richard L. Smith, James, M. Shemwell, H. Keith Neese, Roanld D. Miller, Nicholas Cichielo, Harvey Soule. FORMS AND CEREMONIES: Dale C. Motter, PGM – Chairman, PO Box 252, Kirksville, MO 63501, Wilfred G. Soutiea Jr. PGM, Randall J. Jones, Dale M. Bryan, John A. Woodard. GRAND MASTER’S ADDRESS: John M. Nations, PGM, 8 Baxter Ln., Chesterfield MO 63017. JURISPRUDENCE: Vern H. Schneider, PGM – Chairman, 211 N Broadway Ste. 1440, St Louis, MO 63102, Douglas D. Ritterskamp, Thomas J. Marshall, R. Scott Gardner Jr., John C. Caraker, Lawrence N. Weenick. LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION: William H. Chapman, PGM – Chairman, 9200 Watson Rd Ste 110, St Louis MO 63126, Walter L. Walker, PGM, Fielding A. Poe, PGM, Daniel F. Cole, PGM, Glenn E. Means, PGM, Steven I. Toybes, PGM. LONG RANGE PLANNING: Bruce R. Austin – Chairman, 603 N. Main Rd, Charleston MO 63834, Gail S. Turner, Larry C. Reynolds, David L. Ramsey, Ronald D. Miller, John W. Hess, R. Scott Gardner Jr., Dennis Fetter, Lon Goede, Randall Berger. MASONIC EDUCATION: Nicholas R. Cichielo – Chairman, 16815 Ashberry Circle Dr. Chesterfield, MO 63005, E. Otha Wingo, Thomas L. Thomason, Larry Albright, Harvey Soule, M. Robert Berger, Bruce R. Austin, David C. Witte. MASONIC PUBLICATIONS: Steven L Harrison – Chairman, 17601 River Dr., Kearney MO 64060, E. Otha Wingo, Larry C. Reynolds, Ronald D. Miller, Rocky Weaver. MILEAGE AND PER DIEM: Jack R. Clark – Chariman, 9931 McGee St, Kansas City MO 64114, Mitchell C. Weinsting, M. Fred Rister, Matthew L. Quesenberry, Eric R. Peterson Jr., Fredrick J. Marrow, George Jursch. NECROLOGY: Elmer E. Revelle, PGM – Chairman, 1509 Chadwick Ct., Columbia, MO 65203, P. Vincent Kinkead, PGM, Gordon E. Hopkins Sr., PGM.


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

203

PUBLIC RELATIONS: Ronald D. Jones – Chairman, 418 E Chestnut, Odessa, MO 64076, Bruce R. Austin, Gregory D. West, Mitchell C. Weinsting, Thomas J. Truman, M. Robert Berger, John Siscel, P. Vincent Kinkead, PGM., Erick V. Kern. RELIEF AND CHARITY: M. Robert Berger – Chairman, 14181 Woodsmill Cove Dr., Chesterfield MO 63017, Rocky E. Weaver, Ronald D. Miller, Dennis E. Fetter, Bruce R. Austin. RITUAL: Randall J. Jones – Chairman, 4005 State Hwy KK, Rogersville, MO 65742, Joe W. Johnson, F. Wayne Dugan, William R. Feltner, Wayne G. Tucker, Bobby R. O’Dell, James G. Wade. WAYS AND MEANS: H. Keith Neese – Chairman, 901 S. Cedar Grove Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201, Charles B. Stewar, M. Robert Berger, W. Marion Luna, Lenard D. Lenger, Steven D. Duncan, William George. YOUTH: David W. Haywood – Chairman, 1335 Greenmar, Dr. Fenton, MO 63026, Jon Broyles, M. Robert Berger, Ronald D. Miller, Jimmy R. Latta, Rodney W. Kleine, Bruce R. Austin, Lionel Goede. SPECIAL COMMITTEES 2006-2007 GEORGE WASHINGTON NAT’L MEM. ASSOC.: Jimmie D. Lee, PGM – Chairman, 7765 E US Hwy 60, Rogersville, MO 65742, Glenn E. Means, PGM. INVESTMENT: W. Marion Luna – Chairman, 1101 N Main, St. Piedmont MO 63957, M. Robert Berger, H. Keith Neese, Bruce R. Austin, Ronald D. Miller. INSURANCE: Jeffrey O. Nations, PGM – Chairman, 3663 Forestdale Dr., Mehlville, MO 63125, D. Robert Downey, PGM, Fieldin A. Poe Jr., PGM. RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES: Donald E. Scott, PGM – Chairman, 14909 E 39th St., Independence, MO 64055, Steven I. Toybes, PGM, John W. Siscel, P. Vincent Kinkead, PGM, Earl K. Dille, PGM. SCHOLARSHIP: Larry Reynolds – Chairman, 443 Wildwood Dr., Rogersville, MO 65742, M. Robert Berger, Ronald D. Miller, Bruce R. Austin. SAMUEL SMITH STEWART TRUST: Vern H. Schneider, PGM – Chairman, 211 N Broadway Ste 1440, St Louis, MO 63102, Elmer E. Revelle, PGM, Larry T. Odom, M. Robert Berger, Rick Kern, Jimmie D. Lee, PGM, Donald E. Scott, PGM.


204

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 2006-2007 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

Jack Kairy Thomas e. Glass Barry V. Cundiff Larry T. Odom Mike D. Cook Frederick L. Foster Dennis N. Vogel Ralph F. Ray Jerry D. Galloway George T. Teeter Kent E. Cheek Donald E. Fairley Joel C. Ridgway Kenneth R. Osborn Mark S. Schroer Donald E. Gilkerson Leonard L. Cook Dennis A. Abernathy David H. Coburn Berry L. Garrison Phillip B. Lawson Eddie F. Fisher Gregory L. Duckett Richard L. Weible

25. 26. 27 A 27 B 27 C 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46.

James H. Hobusch Winston Bailey Guy D. Ross Alan E. DeWoskin Rodney W. Kleine Willard E. Rieffer John V. Niccum James E. Portwood Cleo W. Fields Stephen J. Dixon Richard E. Sprenkle Gregory V. Ross D. Dean Rowe James M. Johnson John L. Ritter Ronald Wayne Clark Jesse L. Deardorff Rodney E. Pitts Georgie D. Blagg David N. Frealy H. Kevin Essick Kenneth R. Alsup Carl C. Brandon Ellick E. Garren

2006


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS 2006-2007 1. Timothy M. Dunbar 2. Karl August William DeMarce 3. Richard L. Mansfield 4. Richard L. Hamilton 5. David Moyer 6. William J. Hollingsworth 7. Lawrence R. Crawford 8. Virgil Eugene Caldwell 9. James R. Ulm 10. Donald Wayne Allen 11. Donald Ray St. Clair 12. Gary A. McCormack 13. Durward R. Kitts 14. August L. Bottom 15. Stanley E. Massey 16. Donald E. Gilkerson 17. Marvin G. Shull 18. Paul F. Miller 19. Lyle K. Croisant 20. Walter R. Campbell 21. Robert D. Weikal 22. James G. Wade 23. John M. Duckett 24. Stephen Douglas Lynn 25. 26. Christopher J. Newbold 27 A. Terry C. Little 27 B. Kenneth R. Clements 27 C. David C. Riek 28. Cecil Y. Isaac 29. Edison S. Lemay 30. William R. Feltner 31. John A. Parks 32. Alvin O. Griffin 33. James L. Kilburn 34. Timothy L Couch 35. James K. Ayers 36. Noel R. Mason 37. Edward W. Hutchings 38. E. Otha Wingo 39. James D. Smith 40. Jackie Donald Crawford 41. Bob L. Brannum 42. Randall D. Upton 43. Bruce H. Trammell 44. John R. Mullins 45. John A. Pace 46. David A. Watson

205

REGIONAL GRAND LECTURERS REGION A Bobby R. O’Dell 24238 Hwy. U Bucklin 64631-7287 REGION B F. Wayne Dugan 8130 Southpoint Dr. Camden 64017-9711 REGION C Michael F. Armstrong 505 NW Englewood Rd., Apt. 1 Kansas City 641183913 REGION D Norman E. Harrison 207 Drewel Ct. Eureka 63025 REGION E Joe W. Johnson 10607 Wurdack Ave. St. Louis 63114-1031 REGION F H.R. Huey Higgins 3730 County Line Rd. Rogersville 65742-6488 REGION G Wayne G. Tucker HC 3 Box 222 Ellsinore 63937-9419


Thos. F. Riddick* ............. Nath’l B. Tucker* ............ Nath’l B. Tucker* ............ Nath’l B. Tucker .............. Nath’l B. Tucker .............. Edward Bates* ................ Edward Bates* ................ Edward Bates* ................ Hardage Lane* ................ Hardage Lane* ................ Hardage Lane* ................ Edward Bates* ................ H.R. Gamble* .................. Sinclair Kirtley* ............. A.B. Chambers* .............. A.B. Chambers* .............. S.W.B. Carnegy* .............. S.W.B. Carnegy* .............. S.W.B. Carnegy* .............. P.H. McBride* ................. P.H. McBride* ................. P.H. McBride* ................. P.H. McBride* ................. P.H. McBride* ................. J.W.S. Mitchell* ............... J.W.S. Mitchell* ............... John Ralls* ...................... Joseph Foster* ................ Joseph Foster* ................ John F. Ryland* .............. John F. Ryland* .............. B.W. Grover* ................... B.W. Grover* ................... Wilson Brown* ................ L.S. Cornwell* .................

April 1821 ................ Oct. 1821 .................. Oct. 1822 .................. Oct. 1823 .................. Oct. 1824 .................. Oct. 1825 .................. Oct. 1826 .................. Oct. 1827 .................. Oct. 1828 .................. Oct. 1829 .................. Oct. 1830 .................. Oct. 1831 .................. Oct. 1832 .................. Oct. 1833 .................. Oct. 1834‡ ................ Oct. 1835‡‡ ............... Oct. 1836 .................. Oct. 1837 .................. Oct. 1838 .................. Oct. 1839 .................. Oct. 1840 .................. Oct. 1841 .................. Oct. 1842 .................. Oct. 1843 .................. Oct. 1844 .................. Oct. 1845 .................. Oct. 1846 .................. Oct. 1847 .................. May 1848 .................. May 1849 .................. May 1850 .................. May 1851 .................. May 1852 .................. June 1853 ................. May 1854 .................. James Kennerly* .............. Edward Bates* ................. Edward Bates* ................. Edward Bates* ................. Wm. G. Pettus* ................. Wm. G. Pettus* ................. Martin Ruggles* ............... Martin Ruggles* ............... H.R. Gamble* ................... H.R. Gamble* ................... Sinclair Kirtley* ............... Oliver Parker* .................. M.J. Noyes* ....................... John Wilson* .................... Oliver Parker* .................. Oliver Parker* .................. Edward Searcey* .............. A.B. Chambers* ................ A.B. Chambers* ................ Alex T. Douglass* ............. Alex T. Douglass* ............. Joseph Foster* .................. Joseph Foster* .................. J.W.S. Mitchell* ................ E.S. Ruggles* .................... E.S. Ruggles* .................... E.S. Ruggles* .................... J.L.F. Jacoby* .................... Cyrus Osborn* .................. Joseph Megguire* ............. P. Draper* ......................... S.F. Currie* ....................... J.H. Turner* ..................... J.W. Chenoweth* .............. James H. Britton* ............

Senior G. Warden William Bates* ..................... William Bates* ..................... Wm. G. Pettus* ..................... Wm. G. Pettus* ..................... Thornt. Grimsley* ................ Thornt. Grimsley* ................ John F. Rayland* .................. H.R. Gamble* ........................ Adam L Mills* ...................... Adam L Mills* ...................... Adam L Mills* ...................... Augustus Jones* ................... Augustus Jones* ................... G.A. Tuttle* ........................... S.W.B. Carnegy* ................... S.W.B. Carnegy* ................... Granville Snell* .................... Thomas Andrews* ................ Alex T. Douglass* .................. Wm. C. Vance* ...................... John Orrick* ......................... C.H. Bowers* ........................ C.H. Bowers* ........................ E.S. Ruggles* ........................ J.L.F. Jacoby* ........................ J.L.F. Jacoby* ........................ J.L.F. Jacoby* ........................ Cyrus Osborn* ...................... Joseph Megguire* ................. P. Draper* ............................. S.F. Currie* ........................... J.H. Turner* .......................... S.H. Saunders* ..................... R.C. Hill* ............................... ** ...........................................

Junior G. Warden

¶ Died within week after his installation ‡‡ There was no Communication in 1836 owing to the anti-Masonic excitement

............................................ Thompson Douglas* .......... Thompson Douglas* .......... Geo. H.C. Melody* .............. Geo. H.C. Melody* .............. Geo. H.C. Melody* .............. Hardage Lane* ................... Hardage Lane* ................... Geo. H.C. Melody* .............. Fred L. Billion* .................. Geo. H.C. Melody* .............. Geo. H.C. Melody* .............. Geo. H.C. Melody* .............. A.B. Chambers* ................. Sinclair Kirtley* ................ Sinclair Kirtley* ................ John D. Daggett* ............... John D. Daggett* ............... John D. Daggett* ............... A.B. Chambers* ................. Joseph Foster* ................... Joab Bernard* .................... Joab Bernard* .................... Joseph Foster* ................... Fred L. Billion* .................. John D. Taylor* .................. John D. Taylor* .................. E.S. Ruggles* ..................... E.S. Ruggles* ..................... E.S. Ruggles* ..................... B.W. Grover* ...................... E.S. Ruggles* ..................... S.F. Currie* ........................ L.S. Cornwell* .................... D.P. Wallingford* ................

D. Grand Master Archibald Gamble* .............. Archibald Gamble* .............. Archibald Gamble* .............. Archibald Gamble* .............. Archibald Gamble* .............. Archibald Gamble* .............. Rich. T. McKinney* .............. Thornton Grimsley* ............. Thornton Grimsley* ............. Bernard Pratte* ................... Thomas Andrews* ................ Thomas Andrews* ................ Thomas Andrews* ................ Geo. H.C. Melody* ................ Geo. H.C. Melody* ................ Geo. H.C. Melody* ................ Geo. H.C. Melody* ................ Geo. H.C. Melody* ................ Geo. H.C. Melody* ................ Geo. H.C. Melody* ................ Geo. H.C. Melody* ................ Geo. H.C. Melody* ................ John Simonds* ..................... Fred L. Billion* .................... John S. Watson* ................... John S. Watson* ................... John S. Watson* ................... John S. Watson* ................... John S. Watson* ................... John M. Reed* ...................... J.T. Johnson* ........................ J.T. Johnson* ........................ J.T. Johnson* ........................ Joseph Foster* ...................... Joseph Foster* ......................

Grand Treasurer

William Renshaw* William Renshaw* William Renshaw* T. Douglas* T. Douglas* John D. Daggett* John D. Daggett* John D. Daggett* John D. Daggett* John D. Daggett* Fred L. Billion* Fred L. Billion* Fred L. Billion* John Garnett* Thos. W. Conyers* Thos. W. Conyers* Richard B. Dallam* Richard B. Dallam* Richard B. Dallam* Richard B. Dallam* Richard B. Dallam* Richard B. Dallam* Richard B. Dallam* Richard B. Dallam* Richard B. Dallam* Richard B. Dallam* Richard B. Dallam* J.W.S. Mitchell* J.W.S. Mitchell* C.D.W. Johnson* C.D.W. Johnson* C.D.W. Johnson* A. O’Sullivan* A. O’Sullivan* A. O’Sullivan*

Grand Secretary

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

* Deceased ‡ Was not installed ** Withdrawn from Masonry

Grand Master

Date Election

OFFICERS OF THE ORGANIZATION, FEBRUARY 22, 1821 EDWARD BATES, Worshipful Master JAMES KENNERLY, Senior Warden WILLIAM BATES, Junior Warden JOSEPH V. GARNIER, Treasurer ABRAM BECK, Secretary FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, APRIL 23, 1821

LIST OF ELECTED OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.M. MISSOURI 206 2006


L.S. Cornwell* ................. Benjamin Sharp* ............ S.H. Saunders* ................ S.H. Saunders* ................ Marcus Boyd* ................. M.H. McFarland* ............ Wm. R. Penick* ............... Geo. Whitcomb* .............. John H. Turner* .............. John F. Houston* ............ John F. Houston* ............ John D. Vincil* ................ W.E. Dunscomb* ............. John D. Vincil* ................ William D. Muir* ............ Thos. E. Garrett* ............ Thos. E. Garrett* ............ Samuel H. Owens* .......... R.E. Anderson* ............... John W. Luke* ................. James E. Cadle* .............. Xen. Ryland* ................... T.C. Ready* ...................... Noah M. Givan* .............. Joseph S. Browne* .......... W.R. Stubblefield* ........... Alex M. Dockery* ............ Chas. C. Woods* .............. Lee A. Hall* ..................... Robt. F. Stevenson* ......... James W. Boyd* ............... George R. Hunt* ............. Wm. M. Williams* ........... James P. Wood* ............... Theodore Brace* ............. George E. Walker* .......... B.H. Ingram* ................... John R. Parson* .............. Harry Keene* .................. J.B. Thomas* ................... A.M. Hough* ...................

D. Grand Master ** ......................................... W.A. Cunningham* ............ P. Draper* ........................... Marcus Boyd* .................... M.H. McFarland* ............... W.R. Penick* ....................... John Decker* ...................... John H. Turner* ................. Wm. N. Loker* ................... John D. Vincil* ................... John D. Vincil* ................... W.E. Dunscomb* ................ C.A. Rowley* ...................... R.E. Anderson* .................. T.E. Garrett* ...................... R.E. Anderson* .................. R.E. Anderson* .................. J.E. Ryland* ....................... John W. Luke* .................... Xenophon Ryland* ............. Xenophon Ryland* ............. Thos. C. Ready* .................. Noah M. Givan* ................. Joseph S. Browne* ............. W.R. Stubblefield* .............. Alex M. Dockery* ............... Chas. C. Woods* ................. Lee A. Hall* ........................ Robt. F. Stevenson* ............ James W. Boyd* .................. George R. Hunt* ................ Wm. M. Williams* .............. James P. Wood* .................. Theodore Brace* ................ George E. Walker* ............. B.H. Ingram* ...................... John R. Parson* ................. Harry Keene* ..................... J.B. Thomas* ...................... A.M. Hough* ...................... D.A. Jamison* ....................

Senior G. Warden J.W. Chenoweth ................ S.H. Saunders* ................. Marcus Boyd* ................... John F. Houston* .............. W.R. Penick* ..................... John Decker* .................... Geo. Whitcomb* ................ Wm. N. Loker* .................. John D. Vincil* ................. A.L. McGregor* ................ Martin Collins* ................ R.E. Anderson* ................. T.E. Garrett* ..................... Wm. D. Muir* ................... A.M. Dockery* .................. Sam H. Owens* ................ Sam H. Owens* ................ John W. Luke* .................. Jas. E. Cadle* ................... Jas. E. Cadle* ................... Thos. C. Ready* ................ Noah M. Givan* ............... Jos. S. Browne* ................. W.R. Stubblefield* ............ Jas. E. Carter* .................. Chas. C. Woods* ................ Lee A. Hall* ...................... Robt. F. Stevenson* .......... James W. Boyd* ................ George R. Hunt* ............... Wm. M. Williams* ............ James P. Wood* ................ Theodore Brace* ............... George E. Walker* ............ B.H. Ingram* .................... John R. Parson* ................ Harry Keene* ................... J.B. Thomas* ..................... A.M. Hough* ..................... D.A. Jamison* ................... F.J. Tygard* ......................

Junior G. Warden H.E. Van Orsdell* ................. Marcus Boyd* ....................... John F. Houston* .................. John Decker* ........................ John Decker* ........................ Samuel M. Hayes* ................ A.L. McGregor* ..................... Samuel Russell* ................... A.L. McGregor* ..................... Martin Collins* ..................... R.E. Anderson* ..................... A.L. McGregor* ..................... Wm. D. Muir* ....................... Alex M. Dockery* .................. Sam H. Owens* .................... John E. Ryland* ................... John E. Ryland* ................... Jas. E. Cadle* ........................ Xenophon Ryland* ............... Thos. C. Ready* .................... Noah M. Givan* .................... M.G. Hubble* ........................ W.R. Stubblefield* ................ Jas. E. Carter* ...................... Alex M. Dockery* .................. Lee A. Hall* .......................... Robt. F. Stevenson* .............. James W. Boyd* .................... Geo. R. Hunt* ....................... Wm. M. Williams* ................ James P. Wood* ..................... ** ........................................... George E. Walker* ................ B.H. Ingram* ........................ John R. Parson* .................... Harry Keene* ....................... J.B. Thomas* ......................... A.M. Hough* ......................... D.A. Jamison* ....................... F.J. Tygard* ........................... E.F. Allen* ............................. John D. Daggett* .................. John D. Daggett* .................. John D. Daggett* .................. John D. Daggett* .................. John D. Daggett* .................. John D. Daggett* .................. John D. Daggett* .................. John D. Daggett* .................. John D. Daggett* .................. Wm. N. Loker* ...................... Wm. N. Loker* ...................... Wm. N. Loker* ...................... Wm. N. Loker* ...................... Wm. N. Loker* ...................... Wm. N. Loker* ...................... Wm. N. Loker* ...................... Wm. N. Loker* ...................... Wm. N. Loker* ...................... Wm. N. Loker* ...................... Wm. N. Loker* ...................... Wm. N. Loker* ...................... Wm. N. Loker* ...................... Wm. N. Loker* ...................... John W. Luke* ...................... John W. Luke* ...................... John W. Luke* ...................... John W. Luke* ...................... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ...........

Grand Treasurer A. O’Sullivan* A. O’Sullivan* A. O’Sullivan* A. O’Sullivan* A. O’Sullivan* A. O’Sullivan* A. O’Sullivan* A. O’Sullivan* A. O’Sullivan* A. O’Sullivan* A. O’Sullivan* A. O’Sullivan* G. Frank Gouley* G. Frank Gouley* G. Frank Gouley* G. Frank Gouley* G. Frank Gouley* G. Frank Gouley* G. Frank Gouley* G. Frank Gouley* G. Frank Gouley* G. Frank Gouley* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil*

Grand Secretary

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

*† Died August 11, 1866, while in office. .............................................. **¶ Died April 11, 1877, while in Office. *‡ Appointed August 13, 1866, by John D. Vincil, Grand Master. ..... *¶ John W. Luke served, by appointment, as Grand Secretary, from April 11, 1877 to October 11, 1877, and died October, 1888.

Grand Master

Date Election

May 1855 .................. May 1856 .................. May 1857 .................. May 1858 .................. May 1859 .................. May 1860 .................. May 1861 .................. May 1862 .................. May 1863 .................. May 1864 .................. May 1865 .................. May 1866 .................. Oct. 1867 .................. Oct. 1868 .................. Oct. 1869 .................. Oct. 1870 .................. Oct. 1871 .................. Oct. 1872 .................. Oct. 1873 .................. Oct. 1874 .................. Oct. 1875 .................. Oct. 1876 .................. Oct. 1877 .................. Oct. 1878 .................. Oct. 1879 .................. Oct. 1880 .................. Oct. 1881 .................. Oct. 1882 .................. Oct. 1883 .................. Oct. 1884 .................. Oct. 1885 .................. Oct. 1886 .................. Oct. 1887 .................. Oct. 1888 .................. Oct. 1889 .................. Oct. 1890 .................. Oct. 1891 .................. Oct. 1892 .................. Oct. 1893 .................. Oct. 1894 .................. Oct. 1895 ..................

FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, APRIL 23, 1821 (Continued)

LIST OF ELECTED OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.M. MISSOURI 2006 207


D.A. Jamison* ................. F.J. Tygard* ..................... E.F. Allen* ....................... C.H. Briggs* .................... Campbell Wells* ............. Joseph C. Finagin* .......... John C. Yocum* ............... Wm. F. Kuhn* .................. Leroy R. Valliant* ........... A.S. Houston* .................. D.M. Wilson* ................... John T. Short* ................. R.R. Kreger* .................... William A. Hall* .............. Clay C. Bigger* ............... Arch A. Johnson* ............ Jacob Lampert ................ Van Fremont Boor* ......... Tolman W. Cotton* .......... Frank R. Jesse* ............... Edward Higbee* .............. Wm. A. Clark* ................. John W. Bingham* .......... Julius C. Garrell* ............ Wm. F. Johnson* ............. O.A. Lucas* ..................... Bert S. Lee* ..................... Joseph S. McIntyre* ....... Orestes Mitchell* ............ W.W. Martin* ................... John Pickard* ................. Anthony F. Ittner* .......... Byrne E. Bigger* ............. S.R. Freet* ....................... Wm. R. Gentry* ............... Ray V. Denslow* .............. Thad B. Landon* ............. F.C. Barnhill* .................. Du Val Smith* .................

D. Grand Master F.J. Tygard* ........................ E.F. Allen* .......................... C.H. Briggs* ....................... Campbell Wells* ................ Joseph C. Finagin* ............. John C. Yocum* .................. Wm. F. Kuhn* ..................... Leroy B. Valliant* .............. A.S. Houston* ..................... D.M. Wilson* ...................... John T. Short* .................... R.R. Kreeger* ..................... William A. Hall* ................. Clay C. Bigger* .................. Arch A. Johnson* ............... Jacob Lampert* .................. Van Fremont Boor* ............ Chesley A. Mosman* .......... Frank R. Jesse* .................. Edward Higbee* ................. Wm. A. Clark* .................... John W. Bingham* ............. Julius C. Garrell* ............... Wm. F. Johnson* ................ O.A. Lucas* ........................ Bert S. Lee* ........................ Joseph S. McIntyre* .......... Orestes Mitchell* ............... W.W. Martin* ...................... John Pickard* .................... A.F. Ittner* ......................... B.E. Bigger* ....................... S.R. Freet* .......................... Wm. R. Gentry* .................. Ray V. Denslow* ................. Thad B. Landon* ................ Frank C. Barnhill* ............. Du Val Smith* .................... Jas. W. Skelly* ....................

Senior G. Warden C.H. Briggs* .......................... Campbell Wells* ................... Joseph C. Finagin* ............... John C. Yocum* ..................... Wm. F. Kuhn* ....................... Leroy B. Valliant* ................. A.S. Houston* ....................... D.M. Wilson* ......................... Howard Watson* ................... R.R. Kreeger* ........................ William A. Hall* ................... Clay C. Bigger* ..................... Arch A. Johnson* .................. Jacob Lampert ...................... Van Fremont Boor* .............. Chesley A. Mosman* ............ Tolman W. Cotton* ............... Frank R. Jesse* .................... Wm. A. Clark* ....................... John W. Bingham* ................ Julius C. Garrell* ................. Wm. F. Johnson* ................... O.A. Lucas* ........................... Bert S. Lee* ........................... Joseph s. McIntyre* .............. Orestes Mitchell* ................. W.W. Martin* ........................ John Pickard* ....................... A.F. Ittner* ............................ B.E. Bigger* .......................... S.R. Freet* ............................ Wm. R. Gentry, Sr.* .............. Ray V. Denslow* ................... Thad B. Landon* .................. Frank C. Barnhill* ............... Du Val Smith* ...................... Jas. W. Skelly* ...................... Geo. W. Walker* .................... H.L. Reader* .........................

Junior G. Warden Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... Samuel M. Kennard* ........... John R. Parson* ................... John R. Parson* ................... Alphonso C. Stewart* ........... Alphonso C. Stewart* ........... Alphonso C. Stewart* ........... Alphonso C. Stewart* ........... Alphonso C. Stewart* ........... Alphonso C. Stewart* ........... Alphonso C. Stewart* ........... Alphonso C. Stewart* ........... Alphonso C. Stewart* ........... Alphonso C. Stewart* ........... Alphonso C. Stewart* ........... Wm. A. Hall* ........................ Wm. A. Hall* ........................ Wm. A. Hall* ........................ Wm. A. Hall* ........................ Wm. A. Hall* ........................ Wm. A. Hall* ........................ Wm. A. Hall* ........................ Wm. A. Hall* ........................ Wm. A. Hall*††† ................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* .........................

Grand Treasurer

*††† Died November 7, 1924, while in office. **** Resigned December 14, 1953. **†† Died August 29, 1927, while in office. ††† Appointed September 1, 1927, by John Pickard, Grand Master.

E.F. Allen* ......................... C.H. Briggs* ...................... Campbell Wells* ............... Joseph C. Finagin* ........... John C. Yocum* ................ Wm. F. Kuhn* ................... Leroy B. Valliant* ............. A.S. Houston* ................... D.M. Wilson* ..................... John T. Short* ................... R.R. Kreeger* ................... William A. Hall* ............... Clay C. Bigger* ................. Arch A. Johnson* .............. Jacob Lampert .................. Van Fremont Boor* .......... Chesley A. Mosman* ........ Tolman W. Cotton* ........... Edward Higbee* ............... Wm. A. Clark* .................. John W. Bingham* ............ Julius C. Garrell* ............. Wm. F. Johnson* ............... O.A. Lucas* ....................... Bert S. Lee* ...................... Joseph S. McIntyre* ......... Orestes Mitchell* ............. W.W. Martin* .................... John Pickard* ................... A.F. Ittner* ....................... B.E. Bigger* ...................... S.R. Freet* ........................ Wm. R. Gentry, Sr.* .......... Ray V. Denslow* ............... Thad B. Landon* .............. Frank C. Barnhill* ........... Du Val Smith* .................. Jas. W. Skelly* .................. Geo. W. Walker* .............. *

John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil*¶¶ John R. Parson‡‡* John R. Parson* John R. Parson* John R. Parson* John R. Parson* John R. Parson* John R. Parson* John R. Parson* John R. Parson* John R. Parson* John R. Parson* John R. Parson* John R. Parson* John R. Parson* John R. Parson* John R. Parson††* Frank R. Jesse* Frank R. Jesse* Frank R. Jesse* Frank R. Jesse* Frank R. Jesse* Frank R. Jesse**†† Arthur Mather††† Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather*

Grand Secretary

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

*¶¶ Died October 12, 1904, while in office. ............................................................ *** Died april 22, 1916, while in office. .................................................................. ‡‡* Appointed October 22, 1904, by Leroy B. Valliant, Grand Master. ................. ††* Resigned May 20, 1921, account of ill health ..................................................

Grand Master

Date Election

Oct. 1896 .................. Oct. 1897 .................. Oct. 1898 .................. Oct. 1899 .................. Oct. 1900 .................. Oct. 1901 .................. Oct. 1902 .................. Oct. 1903 .................. Sept. 1904 ................. Sept. 1905 ................. Sept. 1906 ................. Sept. 1907 ................. Sept. 1908 ................. Sept. 1909 ................. Sept. 1910 ................. Sept. 1911 ................. Sept. 1912 ................. Oct. 1913 .................. Sept. 1914 ................. Sept. 1915 ................. Sept. 1916 ................. Sept. 1917 ................. Sept. 1918 ................. Sept. 1919 ................. Sept. 1920 ................. Sept. 1921 ................. Oct. 1922 .................. Oct. 1923 .................. Oct. 1924 .................. Oct. 1925 .................. Oct. 1926 .................. Oct. 1927 .................. Sept. 1928 ................. Sept. 1929 ................. Oct. 1930 .................. Sept. 1931 ................. Sept. 1932 ................. Sept. 1933 ................. Sept. 1934 .................

FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, APRIL 23, 1821 (Continued)

LIST OF ELECTED OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.M. MISSOURI 208 2006


James W. Skelly* ............. Geo. W. Walker* ............... H.L. Reader* ................... Henry C. Chiles* ............. Karl M. Vetsburg* ........... Harry S Truman* ........... Harris C. Johnston* ........ Forrest C. Donnell* ......... W.F. Woodruff* ................ Willis J. Bray* ................. Willis J. Bray* ................. Solon Cameron* .............. Morris E. Ewing* ............ Harry F. Sunderland* ..... James M. Bradford* ........ Ray Bond* ....................... Homer L. Ferguson* ....... Richard O. Rumer* ......... James McB. Sellers* ....... Orestes Mitchell, Jr.* ...... William J. Craig* ............ Harold M. Jayne* ............ Frank P. Briggs* ............. Robert L. Aronson* ......... Harold O. Grauel* ........... Bruce H. Hunt* ............... Robert H. Mann* ............ Martin B. Dickinson* ...... A.U. Goodman, Jr.* ......... George F. Morrison* ........ A.B. Vanlandingham* ..... R.E. Murray* ................... W.R. Denslow* ................. Elvis A. Mooney .............. J Morgan Donelson ......... William H Chapman ....... T.J. Davis, Jr.* .................

Sept. 1935 ................. Sept. 1936 ................. Sept. 1937 ................. Sept. 1938 ................. Sept. 1939 ................. Sept. 1940 ................. Sept. 1941 ................. Sept. 1942 ................. Sept. 1943 ................. Sept. 1944 ................. Sept. 1945 ................. Sept. 1946 ................. Sept. 1947 ................. Sept. 1948 ................. Sept. 1949 ................. Sept. 1950 ................. Sept. 1951 ................. Oct. 1952 .................. Sept. 1953 ................. Sept. 1954 ................. Sept. 1955 ................. Sept. 1956 ................. Sept. 1957 ................. Sept. 1958 ................. Sept. 1959 ................. Sept. 1960 ................. Sept. 1961 ................. Sept. 1962 ................. Sept. 1963 ................. Sept. 1964 ................. Sept. 1965 ................. Sept. 1966 ................. Sept. 1967 ................. Sept. 1968 ................. Sept. 1969 ................. Sept. 1970 ................. Sept. 1971 .................

Junior G. Warden Henry C. Chiles* ................... Elwyn S. Woods† ................... Karl M. Vetsburg* ................ Harry S Truman ................... Forrest C. Donnell* .............. Grover C. Sparks†† ............... W.F. Woodruff* ...................... James A. Kinder†* ................ Morris E. Ewing* .................. Harry F. Sunderland* .......... Harry F. Sunderland* .......... James M. Bradford ............... Ray Bond* ............................. Homer L. Ferguson ............... Richard O. Rumer* ............... James McB. Seller ................ Orestes Mitchell, Jr.* ........... William J. Craig* .................. Harold M. Jayne* ................. Frank P. Briggs ..................... Robert L. Aronson* ............... Harold O. Grauel .................. Bruce H. Hunt ...................... Robert H. Mann* .................. J. Renick Jones‡ .................... Martin B. Dickinson* ........... A.U. Goodman, Jr.* ............... A.B. Vanlandingham ............ Russell E. Murray* ............... William R. Denslow .............. Elvis A. Mooney .................... J Morgan Donelson .............. William H Chapman ............ T.J. Davis, Jr.* ....................... W.H. McLaughlin* ................ W.L. Walker ........................... Herman A. Orlick .................

*¶ Appointed May 1, 1960. **¶ Resigned May 1, 1960. ‡ Resigned September 28, 1960. ***¶ Died while in office January 8, 1962. ‡‡* Resigned June 30, 1970. ‡‡‡ Appointed and Installed July 1, 1970.

H.L. Reader* ..................... Henry C. Chiles* .............. Elwyn S. Woods† ............... Karl M. Vetsburg* ............ Harris C. Johnston* ......... Forrest C. Donnell* .......... Grover C. Sparks†† .......... W.F. Woodruff* .................. Solon Cameron* ............... Morris E. Ewing* ............. Morris E. Ewing* ............. Harry F. Sunderland* ...... James M. Bradford* ......... Ray Bond* ......................... Homer L. Ferguson .......... Richard O. rumer* ............ James McB. Sellers .......... Orestes Mithcell, Jr.* ....... William J. Craig* .............. Harold M. Jayne* ............. Frank P. Briggs ................. Robert L. Aronson* ........... Harold O. Grauel .............. Bruce H. Hunt .................. Robert H. Mann* .............. R. Jasper Smith***¶ ........ Martin B. Dickinson* ....... George F. Morrison* ......... A.B. Vanlandingham ........ Russell E. Murry* ............ William R. Denslow .......... E.A. Mooney ...................... J Morgan Donelson .......... William H Chapman ........ T.J. Davis, Jr.* ................... W.H. McLaughlin* ............ W.L. Walker ......................

Senior G. Warden

FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, APRIL 23, 1821 (Continued)

Geo. W. Walker* .................. H.L. Reader* ...................... Henry C. Chiles* ................ Elwyn S. Woods* ................ Harry S Truman* .............. Harris C. Johnston* ........... Forrest C. Donnell* ............ Grover C. Sparks†† ............ Willis J. Bray* .................... Solon Cameron* ................. Solon Cameron* ................. Morris E. Ewing* ............... Harry F. Sunderland* ........ James M. Bradford* ........... Ray Bond* .......................... Homer L. Ferguson* .......... Richard O. Rumer* ............ James McB. Sellers* .......... Orestes Mitchell, Jr.* ......... William J. Craig* ............... Harold M. Jayne* ............... Frank P. Briggs* ................ Robert L. Aronson* ............ Harold O. Grauel* .............. Bruce H. Hunt* .................. Robert H. Mann* ............... R. Jasper Smith***¶ .......... A.U. Goodman, Jr.* ............ George F. Morrison* ........... A.B. Vanlandingham* ........ Russell E. Murray* ............ W.R. Denslow* .................... E.A. Mooney ....................... J Morgan Donelson ............ William H Chapman .......... T.J. Davis, Jr.* .................... W.H. McLaughlin* .............

D. Grand Master E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris* ......................... E.E. Morris*** ...................... James M. DeWitt ................. James M. DeWitt†† .............. W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. .........................

Grand Treasurer Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather†††† Harold L. Reader*† Harold L. Reader* Harold L. Reader* Harold L. Reader* Harold L. Reader* Harold L. Reader* Harold L. Reader* Harold L. Reader* Harold L. Reader* Harold L. Reader* Harold L. Reader* Harold L. Reader* Harold L. Reader* Harold L. Reader* Harold L. Reader* Harold L. Reader**¶ Elmer W. Wagner*¶ Elmer W. Wagner* Elmer W. Wagner* Elmer W. Wagner* Elmer W. Wagner* Elmer W. Wagner* Elmer W. Wagner* Elmer W. Wagner* Elmer W. Wagner* Elmer W. Wagner‡‡* Frank A. Arnold‡‡‡ Frank A. Arnold*

Grand Secretary

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

† Resigned ......................................................................................... †† Died December 28, 1942, while in office. .................................... ††† Died May 8, 1943, while in office. ............................................. †††† Died April 22, 1944, while in office. ......................................... *† Appointed May 1, 1944 by W.F. Woodruff, Grand Master .......... ¶¶ Died September 16, 1956. ...........................................................

Grand Master

Date Election

LIST OF ELECTED OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.M. MISSOURI 2006 209


W.H. McLaughlin* .......... Walter L. Walker ............. Herman A. Orlick* .......... Lewis C. Wes Cook* ........ Fielding A. Poe ................ James A. Noland, Jr. ....... J.C. Montgomery, Jr. ....... Gus O. Nations. ............... J. Edward Blinn .............. William J. Hill ................. Earl K. Dille .................... Robert J. Crede ............... Vern H. Schneider ........... Charles E. Scheurich* .... P. Vincent Kinkead ......... Thomas K. McGuire, Jr. .. Robert D. Jenkins ........... Thomas C. Warden .......... Daniel F. Cole .................. D. Robert Downey ........... Frank A. Arnold* ............ Dale C. Motter ................. Gordon E. Hopkins ......... James H. Cobban* ........ 1 Donald E. Scott ............... Jeffrey O. Nations ........... Steven I. Toybes .............. Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr ..... Freddie D. Adams ........... Glenn E. Means .............. Jimmie D. Lee ................. Stanley M. Thompson ..... Dr. Elmer E. Revelle ....... John M. Nations .............. M. Robert Berger ............

Sept. 1972 ................. Sept. 1973 ................. Sept. 1974 ................. Sept. 1975 ................. Sept. 1976 ................. Sept. 1977 ................. Sept. 1978 ................. Sept. 1979 ................. Sept. 1980 ................. Sept. 1981 ................. Sept. 1982 ................. Sept. 1983 ................. Sept. 1984 ................. Sept. 1985 ................. Sept. 1986 ................. Sept. 1987 ................. Sept. 1988 ................. Sept. 1989 ................. Sept. 1990 ................. Sept. 1991 ................. Oct. 1992 .................. Sept. 1993 ................. Sept. 1994 ................. Sept. 1995 ................. Sept. 1996 ................. Sept. 1997 ................. Sept. 1998 ................. Sept. 1999 ................. Sept. 2000 ................. Sept. 2001 ................. Sept. 2002 ................. Sept. 2003 ................. Sept. 2004 ................. Sept. 2005 ................. Sept. 2006 ................. Herman A. Orlick ............. Lewis C. Wes Cook ........... Fielding A. Poe .................. James A. Noland, Jr. ........ J.C. Montgomery, Jr. ......... Gus O. Nations ................. J. Edward Blinn ................ William J. Hill .................. Earl K. Dille ...................... Robert J. Crede ................. Vern H. Schneider ............ Charles E. Scheurich ........ P. Vincent Kinkead ........... William H. Wisbrock§ ...... Robert D. Jenkins ............. Thomas C. Warden ........... Daniel F. Cole ................... D. Robert Downey ............ Frank A. Arnold ................ Dale C. Motter .................. Gordon E. Hopkins ........... James H. Cobban ............. Donald E. Scott ................. Jeffrey O. Nations ............ Steven I. Toybes ................ Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. ...... Freddie D. Adams ............. Glenn E. Means ................ Jimmy D. Lee .................... Stanley M. Thompson ...... Elmer E. Revelle ............... John M. Nations ............... M. Robert Berger .............. Bruce R. Austion .............. Rocky E. Weaver ...............

Senior G. Warden Lewis C. Wes Cook ................ Fielding A. Poe ...................... James A. Noland, Jr. ............. J.C. Montgomery, Jr. ............. Gus O. Nations ..................... J. Edward Blinn .................... William J. Hill ....................... Earl K. Dille .......................... Robert J. Crede ..................... Vern H. Schneider ................ Charles E. Scheurich ............ P. Vincent Kinkead ............... William H. Wisbrock ............ Thomas K. McGuire, Jr. ....... Thomas C. Warden ............... Daniel F. Cole ........................ D. Robert Downey ................. Frank A. Arnold .................... Dale C. Motter ...................... Gordon E. Hopkins ............... James H. Cobban .................. Donald E. Scott ..................... Jeffrey O. Nations ................. Steven I. Toybes .................... Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. .......... Freddie D. Adams ................. Glenn E. Means .................... Jimmy D. Lee ........................ Stanley M. Thompson ........... Elmer E. Revelle ................... John M. Nations ................... M. Robert Berger .................. Bruce R. Austin .................... Rocky E. Weaver ................... Larry C. Reynolds .................

Junior G. Warden

FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, APRIL 23, 1821 (Continued)

Walter L. Walker ................ Herman A. Orlick* ............. Lewis C. Wes Cook ............. Fielding A. Poe ................... James A. Noland, Jr. .......... J.C. Montgomery, Jr. .......... Gus O. Nations ................... J. Edward Blinn ................. William J. Hill .................... Earl K. Dille ....................... Robert J. Crede .................. Vern H. Schneider .............. Charles E. Scheurich ......... P. Vincent Kinkead ............ Thomas K. McGuire, Jr. ..... Robert D. Jenkins .............. Thomas C. Warden ............. Daniel F. Cole ..................... D. Robert Downey .............. Frank A. Arnold* ............... Dale C. Motter .................... Gordon E. Hopkins ............ James H. Cobban* ............. Donald E. Scott .................. Jeffrey O. Nations .............. Steven I. Toybes ................. Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. ....... Freddie D. Adams .............. Glenn E. Means ................. Jimmie D. Lee .................... Stanley M. Thompson ........ Elmer E. Revelle ................ John M. Nations ................. M. Robert Berger ............... Bruce R. Austin ..................

D. Grand Master W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr. ......................... W.H. Utz, Jr.‡‡‡‡ .................. W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... M. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ................... W. Marion Luna ...................

Grand Treasurer

Frank A. Arnold Frank A. Arnold Frank A. Arnold Frank A. Arnold Frank A. Arnold Frank A. Arnold Frank A. Arnold Frank A. Arnold Frank A. Arnold Frank A. Arnold Frank A. Arnold Frank A. Arnold Frank A. Arnold Frank A. Arnold‡‡‡‡‡ Terry C. Alexander*¶¶ Terry C. Alexander Terry C. Alexander Terry C. Alexander Terry C. Alexander Terry C. Alexander Terry C. Alexander Terry C. Alexander Terry C. Alexander Terry C. Alexander Ronald D. Miller† Ronald D. Miller Ronald D. Miller Ronald D. Miller Ronald D. Miller Ronald D. Miller Ronald D. Miller Ronald D. Miller Ronald D. Miller Ronald D. Miller Ronald D. Miller

Grand Secretary

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

‡‡‡‡ Not a candidate for reelection, per announcement: September 24, 1979. ‡‡‡‡‡ Retirement effective: June 30, 1986. *¶¶ Appointed and Installed July 16, 1986. § Not elected to advance September 29, 1986. *1 Died in Office, March 13, 1996. *†Appointed Acting, April 14, 1997.

Grand Master

Date Election

LIST OF ELECTED OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.M. MISSOURI 210 2006


3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 10 10 10 11 13 14 14 15 15 16 17 20 21 21 21 22 22 23 23 23 24 24 24 25 26 26 26 27

Town St. Charles ................ Louisiana .................. New Franklin ........... Springfield ................ Alton ......................... Jackson ..................... Newark ..................... Franklin .................... Calhoun .................... Vandalia .................... Williamsburg ............ Springfield ................ Jonesboro .................. New Santa Fe ........... Chapel Hill ............... Covington .................. Ste. Genevieve .......... Boonville ................... Auburn ...................... Smithville ................. Louisiana .................. Columbia .................. Clarksville ................ Creve Coeur .............. New London .............. Greencastle ............... McFall ....................... Dekalb ....................... Alton ......................... St. Charles ................ Florida ...................... Florida ...................... Jacksonville .............. LaGrange .................. LaGrange .................. Herculaneum ............ Springfield ................ Ava ............................ Mexico ....................... Camden Point ...........

County St. Charles ............ Pike ....................... Howard .................. Greene ................... Madison ................ Cape Girardeau .... Knox ...................... Howard .................. Henry .................... Fayette .................. Callaway ............... Sangamon ............. Union .................... Jackson ................. Lafayette ............... Washington ........... Ste. Genevieve ...... Cooper ................... Lincoln .................. Clay ....................... Pike ....................... Boone ..................... Pike ....................... St. Louis ................ Ralls ...................... Sullivan ................. Gentry ................... Buchanan .............. Madison ................ St. Charles ............ Monroe .................. Monroe .................. Morgan .................. Lewis ..................... Lewis ..................... Jefferson ................ Sangamon ............. Douglas ................. Audrain ................. Platte .....................

State Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Illinois ........ Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Illinois ........ Missouri ..... Illinois ........ Illinois ........ Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Illinois ........ Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Illinois ........ Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Illinois ........ Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Illinois ........ Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri .....

Date of Charter 1820 by G.L. of Tenn ......................... Oct. 11, 1821 ...................................... May 6, 1852 ....................................... May 6, 1852 ....................................... April 3, 1822 ...................................... Nov. 25, 1821, disp. G.L. Ind. ............ May 8, 1852 ....................................... April 3, 1822 ...................................... May, 1852 .......................................... Oct. 8, 1822 ........................................ May 6, 1852 ....................................... Oct. 25, 1822 ...................................... Oct. 25, 1822 ...................................... May, 1858 .......................................... May 6, 1852 ....................................... Oct. 9, 1822 ........................................ Oct. 10, 1826 ...................................... April 3, 1827 ...................................... May 8, 1852 ....................................... May 6, 1852 ....................................... April 8, 1828 ...................................... Oct. 5, 1830 ........................................ Oct. 8, 1830 ........................................ Oct. 24, 1836 ...................................... Oct. 5, 1837 ........................................ June 2, 1866 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1879 ...................................... May 16, 1892 ..................................... Oct. 5, 1837 ........................................ Oct. 5, 1837 ........................................ May 6, 1852 ....................................... Dec. 1, 1852 ....................................... Oct. 2, 1838 ........................................ June 10, 1853 .................................... Oct. 11, 1887 ...................................... Oct. 1820, by G.L. Tenn .................... Oct. 8, 1839 ........................................ Oct. 13, 1887 ...................................... May 6, 1852 ....................................... May 6, 1852 .......................................

Remarks Surrendered April 4, 1825 Surrendered April, 1825 Consol. with Fayette No. 47, Feb. 22, 1999 United with “United No. 5” United with 1st G.L. Ill., 1824 Surrendered Jan. 7, 1823 United with Edina No. 291, May 2, 1946 Arrested Dec. 20, 1831 Died 1860 United with 1st G.L. Ill., 1824 Surrendered Dec. 31, 1929 Arrested April 11, 1826 United with 1st G.L. Ill., 1824 Surrendered 1863 Surrendered 1855 United with 1st G.L. Ill., 1824 Surrendered April 6, 1831 Arrested Oct. 3, 1838 Arrested Oct. 1884, by Lee A. Hall, G.M. Wend down on account of war, 1861 Arrested April 3, 1838 Arrested Oct. 3, 1838 Consol. with Perseverance No. 92, May 6, 1997 Consol. with St. Louis Missouri No. 1, Oct. 17, 1991 Surrendered 1862, on account of war Arrested April, 1879 Consol. with Gentryville No. 125, Oct. 1, 1980 Consol. with Agency No. 10, March 11, 1992 United with G.L. Ill., 1843 Arrested Oct. 16, 1846 Consol. with Lick Creek No. 302, Jan. 1, 1986 Consol. with Lick Creek No. 302, Sept. 18, 1985 United with G.L. Ill., 1840 Surrendered 1876 Consol. with Craft No. 287, Feb. 6, 1978 Arrested April 8, 1825 United with G.L. Ill., 1840 Arrested June, 1892, by B.H. Ingram, G.M. Consol. with Hebron No. 354, 1887 Arrested May, 1855

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

*Changed to McFall-Gentryville No. 125 † Changed to Joachim No. 2

Name of Lodge

Hiram ....................... Harmony ................... Howard ..................... Taylor ........................ Olive Branch ............ Unity ......................... Ark ............................ Franklin Union ........ Grover ....................... Vandalia ................... Williamsburg ............ Sangamon ................. Union ........................ Shawnee ................... Chapel ....................... Eden .......................... Tucker ....................... Boonville ................... Auburn ..................... Central ...................... Perseverance ............ Columbia .................. Clarksville ................ St. Louis .................... New London ............. Greencastle ............... Havana* ................... Wellington ................ Franklin .................... Hiram ....................... Florida ...................... Florida ...................... Harmony ................... Wyaconda ................. Wyaconda ................. Joachim† ................... Springfield ................ Ava ............................ Mexico ....................... Ringgold ....................

No.

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821

2006 211


27 27 27 29 29 32 32 32 32 32 33

35 37 37 38 39 39 39 39 40 40 41 41 41 41 42 42 42 42 44 44 44 46 46 49 49 49 50 50

Name of Lodge

Temperance .............. Temple ...................... Evergreen ................. Far West ................... Osage ........................ Lafayette .................. Lafayette .................. Triangle .................... Humphreys ............... Humphreys ............... Hillsboro (Mt. Moriah) ........... Independence ........... Dawson ..................... Cedar ........................ Graham ..................... Tully .......................... Clinton ...................... Modena ..................... DeWitt ...................... Coleman .................... Mt. Moriah ............... Des Moines ............... Bolivar ...................... Aetna ........................ Bismarck .................. Houston .................... Iowa .......................... Middle Grove ............ Middle Grove ............ Jacksonville .............. Rochester .................. Fairplay .................... Sparta (Kabzeett) ..... Martha Washington . Mineral Point ........... Haynesville ............... Holt ........................... Middletown ............... Ozark ........................

No.

Montgomery .......... Jackson ................. Lafayette ............... Gasconade ............. Cass ....................... Lewis ..................... Clinton .................. Mercer ................... Carroll ................... City of St. Louis .... St. Louis ................ ............................... Polk ....................... Scotland ................ St. Francois ........... Caldwell ................ ............................... Monroe .................. Monroe .................. Randolph ............... Andrew .................. Polk ....................... Buchanan .............. Franklin ................ ............................... Clinton .................. Clay ....................... Montgomery .......... Greene ...................

Hillsboro ................... Independence ........... Wellington ................ Owensville ................ Pleasant Hill ............. Tully .......................... Carlyle ...................... Modena ..................... DeWitt ....................... St. Louis .................... Florissant .................. Burlington ................ Bolivar ...................... Aetna ......................... Bismarck ................... Breckenridge ............ Bloomington ............. Middle Grove ............ Middle Grove ............ Jacksonville .............. Rochester .................. Fair Play ................... Sparta ....................... Washington ............... Mineral Point ........... Haynesville ............... Holt ........................... Middletown ............... Springfield ................

County Platte ..................... Dade ...................... Franklin ................ Jo Daviess ............. Vernon ................... Lafayette ............... Lafayette ............... Perry ...................... Sullivan ................. Sullivan .................

Vandalia .................... Mellville .................... New Haven ............... Galena ....................... Little Osage .............. Lexington .................. Lexington .................. Perryville .................. Humphreys ............... Humphreys ...............

Town

Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Illinois ........ Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Iowa Ty ...... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Iowa Ty ...... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Wis. Ty ....... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri .....

Illinois ........ Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Illinois ........ Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri .....

State

Oct. 8, 1840 ........................................ Oct. 8, 1841 ........................................ May 28, 1858 ..................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... June 12, 1853 .................................... June 9, 1853 ...................................... Oct. 8, 1841 ........................................ June 2, 1866 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1878 ...................................... Oct. 8, 1841 ........................................ Oct. 14, 1841 ...................................... Oct. 20, 1841 ...................................... June 9, 1853 ...................................... June 2, 1866 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1891 ...................................... June 2, 1866 ...................................... Oct. 20, 1841 ...................................... June 9, 1853 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... June 2, 1866 ...................................... June 10, 1853 .................................... Oct. 18, 1900 ...................................... Oct. 8, 1841 ........................................ June 10, 1853 .................................... Oct. 11, 1842 ...................................... May 25, 1854 ..................................... May 25, 1854 ..................................... May 25, 1854 ..................................... Oct. 17, 1842 ......................................

Oct. 9, 1839 ........................................ May, 1858 .......................................... Nov. 1, 1864 ....................................... Oct. 11, 1839 ...................................... May 6, 1852 ....................................... Oct. 8, 1840 ........................................ Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1882 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1887 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1989 ......................................

Date of Charter

Arrested Oct. 16, 1846 Surrendered Oct., 1846 Surrendered 1864 Arrested Jan., 1900 Destroyed 1862, by war Surrendered May, 1863 Arrested Oct. 19, 1846 Arrested Oct., 1876 Consol. with Wakanda No. 52, Oct. 9, 1969 Changed to “Mt. Moriah No. 40,” 1844 Consol. with Mizpah Mt. Moriah No. 40, Oct. 17, 1995 United with G.L. Ia., 1844 Surrendered 1863 Consol. with Memphis No. 16, 1890 Consol. with Leadwood No. 598, Nov. 26, 2005 Arrested April 22, 1869 United with G.L. Ia., 1844 Arrested Feb. 29, 1864 Arrested Dec. 17, 1943, by W. F. Woodruff, G.M. Surrendered Oct., 1899 Surrendered 1865 Consol. with Boliver No. 195, Feb. 9, 1993 Arrested Oct. 19, 1846 Arrested May, 1863 United with G.L. Wisc., 1844 Changed to “Holt No. 49,” Sept., 1904 Surrendered Charter, Nov. 20, 1978 Arrested May 18, 1858 Arrested Oct. 18, 1847

United with G.L. Ill., 1842 Surrendered 1863 Consol. with Hope No. 251, June 23, 1992 Surrendered 1846 Destroyed 1861, by war Arrested Dec. 1, 1866 Consol. with Lexington No. 149, 1882 Consol. with Triple Tie No. 457, 1887 Consol. with Trenton No. 111, Dec. 6, 1984 Consol. with Trenton No. 111

Remarks

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821—Continued

212 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2006


Name of Lodge

Anderson .................. Livingston ................. Livingston ................. Douglas ..................... Platte ........................ Tipton ....................... Monticello ................. Lancaster .................. Marion ...................... St. Clair .................... Osceola ..................... Maysville .................. Dubuque ................... St. Marys .................. Iowa City .................. Landmark ................. Melody ...................... Pattonsburg .............. Marshall ................... Linn .......................... Rocheport ................. Tebo ........................... Alexandria ................ College ...................... Dickerson .................. Roanoke .................... Armstrong ................ Danville .................... Gorin ......................... Ashley ....................... Bowling Green ......... Neosho ...................... Hickory Grove .......... Central ...................... Dana ......................... Multanomah ............. Potter ........................ Johnson ..................... Miami .......................

No.

50 51 51 54 56 56 58 59 59 60 61 62 62 63 63 64 65 65 66 66 67 68 69 70 70 70 70 72 72 75 75 75 81 81 83 84 84 85 85 Chapel Hill ............... Glasgow .................... Glasgow .................... Marthasville ............. Platte City ................ Tipton ........................ Monticello ................. Lancaster .................. Salem ........................ Belleville ................... Osceola ...................... Maysville .................. Dubuque ................... Perryville .................. Marshall ................... Platteville ................. Warsaw ..................... Pattonsburg .............. Iowa City .................. Linn ........................... Rocheport .................. Clinton ...................... Alexandria ................ Marion College ......... Warren ...................... Armstrong ................. Armstrong ................. Danville .................... Gorin ......................... Ashley ....................... Bowling Green .......... Neosho ...................... Hickory Grove .......... Molino ....................... Calhoun .................... Oregon City .............. Longwood .................. Warrensburg ............. Miami ........................

Town Lafayette ............... Howard .................. Howard .................. Warren .................. Platte ..................... Moniteau ............... Lewis ..................... Schuyler ................ Marion ................... St. Clair ................. St. Clair ................. DeKalb .................. ............................... Perry ...................... ............................... Benton ................... ............................... Davies ................... Saline .................... Osage ..................... Boone ..................... Henry .................... Clark ..................... Marion ................... Marion ................... Howard .................. Howard .................. Montgomery .......... Scotland ................ Pike ....................... Pike ....................... Newton .................. Callaway ............... Audrain ................. Henry .................... ............................... Pettis ..................... Johnson ................. Saline ....................

County Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Illinois ........ Illinois ........ Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Iowa Ty ...... Missouri ..... Iowa Ty ...... Missouri ..... Wis. Ty ....... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Oregon ....... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri .....

State May, 1858 .......................................... Oct. 11, 1842 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1876 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1842 ...................................... Oct. 14, 1842 ...................................... Aug. 7, 1866 ....................................... Oct. 12, 1842 ...................................... May 25, 1854 ..................................... Oct. 11, 1842 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1842 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1842 ...................................... May 25, 1854 ..................................... Oct. 10, 1843 ...................................... May 25, 1854 ..................................... Oct. 10, 1843 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1843 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1843 ...................................... May 9, 1864 ....................................... Oct. 12, 1843 ...................................... May 28, 1856 ..................................... Oct. 20, 1843 ...................................... Oct. 23, 1844 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1844 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1844 ...................................... ........................................................... May 25, 1854 ..................................... May 25, 1854 ..................................... Oct. 16, 1844 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1892 ...................................... Oct. 19, 1846 ...................................... Oct. 14, 1846 ...................................... Oct. 14, 1846 ...................................... June 2, 1866 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1893 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1846 ...................................... Oct. 19, 1846 ...................................... May 25, 1854 ..................................... March 19, 1847 ................................. June 2, 1866 ......................................

Date of Charter Destroyed 1861, by war Surrendered Sept., 1876 Consol. with Fayette No. 47, Feb. 6, 1979 Surrendered Nov. 15, 1883 Surrendered 1864 Consol. with California No. 183, July 1, 1992 Arrested Oct., 1886, by James W. Boyd, G.M. Arrested 1866 United with G.L. Ill., 1844 United with G.L. Ill., 1843 Destroyed 1861, by war Destroyed 1862, by war United with G.L. Ia., 1844 Surrendered Jan., 1864 United with G.L. of Ia., 1855 Destroyed 1861, by war United with G.L. Wisc., 1844 Consol. with Western Star No. 15, June 30, 1990 Arrested 1851 Arrested 1894, by Harry Keene, G.M. United with Howard No., 4, April 19, 1945 Arrested 1889, by J.P. Wood, G.M. Arrested 1864 Changed to “Dickerson No. 70,” 1847 Formed from “College No. 70” Changed to “Armstrong No. 70:, Oct., 1891 Consol. with Fayette No. 47, Feb. 15, 1977 Consol. with Florence No. 261, 1892 Consol. with Rutledge No. 572, Oct. 18, 1982 Surrendered Oct. 18, 1897 Changed to “Ashley No. 75” Surrendered 1863, restored as 247 in 1867 Surrendered March, 1893 United with Hebron No. 354, Feb. 20, 1951 Arrested Oct. 28, 1852 1st Lodge on Pac. Coast, United G.L. Ore. Surrendered Dec. 2, 1896 Destroyed 1861, by war Consol. with Cambridge No. 63, Dec. 5, 1978

Remarks

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821—Continued

2006 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 213


86 86

Town County State Date of Charter Remarks

................................... Santa Fe .................... Butler ........................ Union ........................ Dresden ..................... Harrisonville ............ St. Catharine ............ Madison .................... Columbia .................. Cuba .......................... Jackson ..................... Pleasant Hill ............. Las Vegas .................. Eureka ...................... Shelbyville ................ “Convenient Place” ... Mt. Vernon ................ Canton ...................... Springfield ................ Easton ....................... Bogard ....................... Bevier ........................ Carthage ................... Georgetown ............... Macon ........................ Macon ........................ Miami ........................ Westport ................... New Madrid .............. Las Cruces ................ Moberly ..................... Pineville .................... Altamont ................... Santa Fe .................... Ste. Genevieve .......... St. Louis .................... St. Francisville ......... ............................... ............................... Bates ..................... Franklin ................ Pettis ..................... Cass ....................... Linn ....................... Monroe .................. Boone ..................... Crawford ............... Cape Girardeau .... Cass ....................... ............................... St. Louis ................ Shelby ................... ............................... Lawrence ............... Lewis ..................... Greene ................... Buchanan .............. Carroll ................... Macon .................... Jasper .................... Pettis ..................... Macon .................... Macon .................... Saline .................... Jackson ................. New Madrid .......... ............................... Randolph ............... McDonald .............. Daviess .................. ............................... Ste. Genevieve ...... St. Louis ................ Clark ..................... .................... Ty. of N.M. .. Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Ty. of N.M. .. Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Calif. Ty. ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Ty. of N.M. .. Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Ty. of N.M. .. Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missour ..... i Oct. 14, 1847 ...................................... Oct. 9, 1847 ........................................ May 28, 1858 ..................................... Oct. 14, 1847 ...................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1847 ...................................... June 2, 1866 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1847 ...................................... May 8, 1848 ....................................... May 29, 1855 ..................................... May 5, 1848 ....................................... May 8, 1848 ....................................... June 2, 1866 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1878 ...................................... May 10, 1848 ..................................... May 10, 1848 ..................................... May 11, 1848 ..................................... May 11, 1848 ..................................... May 12, 1848 ..................................... May 28, 1858 ..................................... Oct. 14, 1886 ...................................... May 10, 1849 ..................................... May 12, 1848 ..................................... May 10, 1849 ..................................... May 28, 1858 ..................................... May 28, 1858 ..................................... May 10, 1849 ..................................... May 10, 1849 ..................................... May 10, 1849 ..................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1878 ...................................... Oct. 22, 1896 ...................................... Sept. 19, 1919 .................................... May 8, 1851 ....................................... 1807, by G.L. Penn. ........................... 1809, by G.L. of Penn. ....................... May 9, 1850 ....................................... Closed with Mexican War No record except Dispensation Destroyed 1861, by war Arrested about 1855 Arrested July, 1878, by T.C. Ready, G.M. Destroyed 1861, by war Consol. with Brookfield No. 86, Jan., 1888 Consol. with Paris Union No. 19, May 8, 1978 Surrendered May 25, 1858 Surrendered June 12, 1875 Went down during the Civil War Arrested 1853 United with G.L. N.M., 1877 Arrested Sept. 1916, by F.R. Jesse, G.M. Consol. with Shelbina No. 228, March 21, 1970 Withdrew to form G.L. Calif., 1850 Surrendered Dec. 27, 1862 Consol. with Craft No. 287, Dec., 1898 United with United No. 5, 1857 Arrested Oct. 1886, by J. W. Boyd, G.M. Consol. with Wakanda No. 52, Nov. 12, 1981 Consol. with Callao No. 38, Nov. 29, 1982 Burned out 1861 Went down 1860 Surrendered 1873 Changed to “Macon No. 106,” May 26, 1864 Surrendered Feb. 10, 1857 Arrested Oct., 1886, by J. W. Boyd, G.M. Destroyed during the Civil War United with G.L. of N.M., 1877 Consol. with Moberly No. 344, 1896 Arrested by Grand Lodge, 1919 United with Western Star No. 15, June 17, 1949 United with G.L. N.M., 1877 Arrested by G.L. Penn, 1824 Arrested Surrendered 1860

Columbia .................. Johnson ................. Missouri ..... May 9, 1850 ....................................... Destroyed 1861, by war

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

* Changed to Versailles No. 320

87 88 88 88 90 90 91 94 94 95 95 95 95 96 98 99 100 101 101 101 102 103 105 106 106 106 107 108 108 108 108 108 109 109 111 112

Name of Lodge

Mitchell ..................... Mo. Mil. 3rd Reg’t. Mo. Vol ................... Hardin ...................... Bates ......................... Olive Branch ............ Dresden .................... Prairie ....................... King Solomon ........... Madison .................... Boone ........................ Evening Star ............ Acacia ....................... Pleasant Hill ............ Chapman .................. Meramec ................... St. Andrews .............. Western Star ............ Mt. Vernon ................ Canton ...................... Green ........................ Easton ....................... Bogard ...................... Bloomington ............. Carthage ................... Relief ......................... Macon ....................... Laporte ..................... Miami ....................... Golden Square .......... New Madrid .............. Aztec ......................... Gothic ....................... Pineville .................... Altamont ................... Montezuma ............... Louisiana .................. St. Louis .................... Ezell ..........................

No.

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821—Continued

214 2006


Name of Lodge

Maitland ................... Waverly ..................... Sibley ........................ Border ....................... Laddonia ................... Daviess ..................... Barnes ...................... Versailles* ................ Helena ...................... Hiram ....................... Kingston ................... Foster ........................ Erwin ........................ Dover ........................ Triplett ..................... Cedar ........................ Dardenne .................. Union Star ................ McFall-Gentryville ... Kirksville .................. Live Oak ................... Lorraine .................... Constantine .............. Charleston ................ Barry ......................... West Prairie ............. Hume ........................ Star of the West ........ Sarcoxie .................... Pleasant Mount ........ Olean ........................ Ridgley ...................... Warrensburg ............ Braymer .................... Warrenton ................ Prairieville ............... Delphian ................... Round Prairie ........... Oregon ...................... Smithton ................... Papinsville ................

No.

112 114 115 115 115 116 116 117 117 118 118 119 121 122 122 124 124 124 125 128 128 128 129 129 130 130 130 133 134 134 134 135 135 135 137 137 137 138 139 140 140 Maitland ................... Waverly ..................... Sibley ........................ Southwest City ......... Laddonia ................... Gallatin ..................... Cabool ....................... Versailles .................. Helena ....................... St. Charles ................ Kingston ................... Boston ....................... St. Louis .................... Dover ......................... Triplett ...................... Fremont .................... O’Fallon ..................... Union Star ................ McFall ....................... Kirksville .................. Pleasant Hill ............. Ridgeway .................. Charleston ................ Charleston ................ Cassville ................... Clarkton .................... Hume ........................ Ironton ...................... Sarcoxie .................... Olean ......................... Olean ......................... Ridgley ...................... Warrensburg ............. Braymer .................... Warrenton ................. Prairieville ................ Birchtree ................... Newark ..................... Forest City ................ Smithfield ................. Papinsville ................

Town Holt ....................... Lafayette ............... Jackson ................. McDonald .............. Audrain ................. Daviess .................. Texas ..................... Morgan .................. Andrew .................. St. Charles ............ Caldwell ................ Scott ...................... City of St. Louis .... Lafayette ............... Chariton ................ Cedar ..................... St. Charles ............ Dekalb ................... Gentry ................... Adair ..................... Cass ....................... Harrison ................ Mississippi ............ Mississippi ............ Barry ..................... Dunklin ................. Bates ..................... Iron ........................ Jasper .................... Miller ..................... Miller ..................... Platte ..................... Johnson ................. Caldwell ................ Warren .................. Pike ....................... Shannon ................ Andrew .................. Holt ....................... ............................... Bates .....................

County Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Kan. Ty. ...... Missouri .....

State Oct. 1, 1867 ........................................ May 9, 1850 ....................................... May 10, 1850 ..................................... Oct. 15, 1874 ...................................... Oct. 18, 1882 ...................................... May 10, 1850 ..................................... Oct. 19, 1878 ...................................... May 10, 1850 ..................................... Oct. 22, 1924 ...................................... May 10, 1850 ..................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... May 10, 1850 ..................................... May 9, 1851 ....................................... May 20, 1850 ..................................... Oct. 12, 1893 ...................................... May 10, 1851 ..................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1885 ...................................... May 10, 1850 ..................................... May 8, 1851 ....................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1878 ...................................... May 8, 1851 ....................................... Oct. 12, 1876 ...................................... May, 1852 .......................................... May 28, 1858 ..................................... Oct. 14, 1886 ...................................... May 5, 1855 ....................................... May, 1851 .......................................... May 30, 1860 ..................................... May 30, 1860 ..................................... May 7, 1851 ....................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1889 ...................................... June, 1851 ......................................... May 28, 1859 ..................................... Oct. 17, 1895 ...................................... May 31, 1855 ..................................... May 31, 1855 ..................................... May, 1855 .......................................... May 28, 1858 .....................................

Date of Charter Consol. with Mound City No. 294, March 8, 1988 Surrendered Jan. 28, 1860 Surrendered 1863 Surrendered Oct., 1882 Consol. with Hebron No. 354, April 17, 1990 Arrested 1876 Consol. with Mountain Grove No. 158, June 12, 1992 Consol. with Morgan No. 320, 1923 Consol. with Union Star No. 124, Oct. 3, 1988 Surrendered May, 1862 United with Hamilton No. 224, Dec. 15, 1953 Surrendered 1866 Consol. with Tuscan No. 360, Dec. 20, 1983 Consol. with Lafayette No. 437, Feb., 1893 Surrendered Charter, July 15, 1982 Surrendered 1863 Arrested Jan. 15, 1885, by R. F. Stevenson, G.M. Consol. with Ancient Craft No. 377, Nov. 5, 1998 Consol. with Ancient Craft No. 377, Oct. 16, 2003 Arrested 1863, New Charter 1864 to No. 105 Arrested by G.L. of Missouri, 1877 Consol. with Lodge of Light No. 257, Nov. 25, 1981 Surrendered July 28, 1874 Surrendered Dec., 1889 Arrested 1852 Arrested Oct. 1886, by J. W. Boyd, G.M. Consol. with Foster No. 554, Oct. 16, 1978 Consol. with Pendleton No. 551, January 28, 2005 Arrested May, 1858 Changed to “Olean No. 134,” 1900 Consol. with Ionia No. 381, Dec. 29, 1966 Destroyed 1861, by war Consol. with Corinthian No. 265, 1889 Consol. with Breckenridge No. 334, July 13, 2000 Surrendered 1856 Arrested 1895, by J. B. Thomas, G.M. Surrendered July 31, 2000 Arrested 1865 Consol. with Ewing No. 597, July 11, 1996 United to form G.L. Kan. Consol. with Rockville No. 341, March, 1928

Remarks

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821—Continued

2006 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 215


Name of Lodge

Middlebury ............... Oriental .................... Chain of Rocks ......... Pleasant Grove ......... Flint Hill ................... John Dade ................. Modern ..................... Windsor City ............ Rising Star ............... McGee ....................... Buffalo ...................... Yancy ........................ Purdy ........................ Leavenworth ............ Birming ..................... Berming .................... Linn Creek ............... Kansas ...................... Concord ..................... Ionic .......................... Spring Hill ................ Giddings ................... Cornwell ................... Johnson ..................... Pacific ....................... Mendota .................... Green City ................ Edina ........................ Pleasant .................... Robert Morris ........... Clifton Hill ............... Occidental ................. Maryville .................. Mirabile .................... Portageville .............. Eldorado ................... Orient Francais ........ Puxico ....................... Revere ....................... Fairmount ................. Tuscumbia ................ Benevolence ..............

No.

141 141 141 142 143 144 144 145 145 146 147 148 148 150 150 150 152 153 154 154 155 156 158 158 159 159 159 160 160 161 161 163 165 166 166 167 167 167 167 168 169 170 Middlebury ............... Trenton ..................... Owen ......................... Otterville .................. Flint Hill ................... Cassville ................... Humansville ............. Windsor City ............. Ebenezer ................... College Mound .......... Buffalo ...................... Pineville .................... Purdy ........................ Leavenworth ............. Faucett ...................... Faucett ...................... Linn Creek ................ Wayandotte ............... Concord ..................... Desloge ...................... Spring Hill ................ Nebraska City .......... Rose Hill ................... Greenville ................. Pacific ........................ Protem ...................... Green City ................ Edina ......................... Morrisville ................ Savannah .................. Clifton Hill ................ Overland ................... Maryville .................. Mirabile .................... Portageville ............... Luray ........................ St. Louis City ............ Puxico ....................... Revere ....................... Fairmount ................. Tuscumbia ................ Utica .........................

Town Mercer ................... Grundy .................. Lincoln .................. Cooper ................... St. Charles ............ Barry ..................... Polk ....................... Carroll ................... Greene ................... Macon .................... Dallas .................... McDonald .............. Barry ..................... ............................... Buchanan .............. Buchanan .............. Camden ................. ............................... Callaway ............... St. Francois ........... Livingston ............. Otoe ....................... Johnson ................. Wayne .................... Franklin ................ Taney ..................... Sullivan ................. Knox ...................... Polk ....................... Andrew .................. Randolph ............... St. Louis ................ Nodaway ............... Caldwell ................ New Madrid .......... Clark ..................... ............................... Stoddard ............... Clark ..................... Clark ..................... Miller ..................... Livingston .............

County Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Kan. Ty. ...... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Kan. Ty. ...... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Neb. Ty. ...... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri .....

State May 31, 1855 ..................................... Oct. 17, 1873 ...................................... Oct. 14, 1880 ...................................... May 31, 1855 ..................................... May 31, 1855 ..................................... June 1, 1855 ...................................... Oct. 1, 1867 ........................................ June 1, 1855 ...................................... May, 1858 .......................................... June 1, 1855 ...................................... May, 1855 .......................................... June 1, 1855 ...................................... Oct. 7, 1884 ........................................ June 2, 1855 ...................................... May 28, 1858 ..................................... May 22, 1853 ..................................... May 26, 1855 ..................................... May, 1855 .......................................... June 1, 1855 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1901 ...................................... June 1, 1860 ...................................... May 29, 1856 ..................................... May 28, 1856 ..................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... May 28, 1856 ..................................... Oct. 11, 1879 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1884 ...................................... May 29, 1856 ..................................... Oct. 27, 1867 ...................................... May 28, 1856 ..................................... Oct. 15, 1858 ...................................... May 29, 1856 ..................................... May 30, 1857 ..................................... May 30, 1857 ..................................... Oct. 16, 1890 ...................................... May 18, 1857 ..................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1888 ...................................... Oct. 31, 1892 ...................................... May 18, 1857 ..................................... May 18, 1857 ..................................... May 30, 1987 .....................................

Date of Charter Arrested 1872 Consol. with Trenton No. 111, May 20, 1880 Consol. with Moscow Mills No. 558, Oct. 1905 Consol. with Sedalia No. 236, Dec. 3, 1993 Surrendered 1863 Destroyed 1861, by war Consol. with Bolivar No. 195, Feb. 9, 1993 Surrendered 1855 Arrested 1898, by E. F. Allen, G.M. United with Excello No. 332, Dec., 1936 Arrested 1861 Arrested Jan. 19, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. United with Monett No. 129, April 4, 1947 United to form G.L. Kan. Consol. with Wellington No. 22, Jan. 3, 1985 Consol. with Wellington No. 22, Jan. 3, 1985 Destroyed 1861, by war United to form G.L. Kan. Surrendered April, 1901 Consol. with Elvins-Ionic No. 154, May 19, 1987 Arrested Mar. 28, 1949, by H. F. Sunderland, G.M. Made no returns Destroyed 1861, by war Surrendered April 25, 1885 Arrested Jan. 1878, by T. C. Ready, G.M. Arrested June 12, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. Consol. with Pollock No. 349, Jan. 1, 1975 Arrested May, 1866 Consol. with Bolivar No. 195, May 14, 1968 Surrendered 1857 Consol. with Huntsville No. 30, July 1, 1975 Consol. with Overland No. 623, Feb. 22, 1990 United with Nodaway No. 470, Dec. 10, 1931 Consol. with Polo No. 232, 1889 Surrendered Charter March 5, 1964 Surrendered 1861 Surrendered Jan., 1888 Surrendered June, 1892 United with Hiram No. 362, Sept. 4, 1936 Surrendered June 12, 1863 Surrendered 1863 Consol. with Dawn No. 539, June 26, 2000

Remarks

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821—Continued

216 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2006


Name of Lodge

Wolf Island ............... Union (Bollinger) ..... Union ........................ Powell ....................... Sturgeon ................... Newton ..................... Winchester ............... Griswold ................... Kenner ...................... Des Moines ............... Pyramid .................... Novelty ..................... Stewartsville ............ California .................. Modern ..................... Calhoun .................... Hale City .................. Fairfield .................... Dayton ...................... Morality .................... Henry Clay ............... Carter ....................... Sullivan .................... Zerubbabel ................ Wilson ....................... Frankford ................. Wellsville .................. Wet Au Glaize ........... Quitman ................... Camden .................... Washburn ................. Sonora ....................... Jamesport ................. Ravenwood ............... Westville ................... Pleasant Ridge ......... Green Ridge .............. Brumley .................... Bent .......................... Rowley ...................... Rocky Mount ............ Somerset ...................

No.

172 173 173 173 174 175 177 178 180 180 180 181 182 183 184 184 184 184 186 186 187 187 190 191 191 192 194 195 196 197 200 200 201 201 202 203 203 203 204 204 205 206 Wolf Island ................ Wolford’s Store ......... Union ........................ Powell ........................ Sturgeon ................... Stark City ................. Winchester ................ Bellflower .................. Athens ....................... Athens ....................... St. Louis .................... Novelty ...................... Stewartsville ............. California .................. Humansville ............. Calhoun .................... Hale ........................... Fairfield .................... Dayton ...................... Renick ....................... Millersburg ............... Jefferson City ........... Newtown ................... Platte City ................ Pocahontas ................ Frankford .................. Wellsville .................. Wet Auglaise ............. Quitman .................... Camden ..................... Washburn ................. Watson ...................... Jamesport ................. Ravenwood ................ Westville ................... Pleasant Ridge ......... Windsor ..................... Brumley .................... Taos ........................... Dearborn ................... Camp Ford ................ Powersville ...............

Town Mississippi ............ Bollinger ............... Franklin ................ McDonald .............. Boone ..................... Newton .................. Clark ..................... Montgomery .......... Clark ..................... Clark ..................... City of St. Louis .... Knox ...................... DeKalb .................. Moniteau ............... Polk ....................... Henry .................... Carroll ................... Benton ................... Cass ....................... Randolph ............... Callaway ............... Cole ....................... Putnam ................. Platte ..................... Cape Girardeau .... Pike ....................... Montgomery .......... Camden ................. Nodaway ............... Ray ........................ Barry ..................... Atchison ................ Daviess .................. Nodaway ............... Chariton ................ Harrison ................ Henry .................... Miller ..................... ............................... Platte ..................... ............................... Putnam .................

County Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Ty. of N.M. .. Missouri ..... Utah Ty. ..... Missouri .....

State May 30, 1857 ..................................... May, 1857 .......................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1892 ...................................... May 30, 1857 ..................................... May 30, 1857 ..................................... May, 1857 .......................................... May 28, 1858 ..................................... May, 1858 .......................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... Sept. 21, 1916 .................................... May 28, 1859 ..................................... May 29, 1859 ..................................... May 28, 1859 ..................................... May, 1859 .......................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1886 ...................................... Oct., 1892 .......................................... May, 1859 .......................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... May, 1859 .......................................... Oct. 13, 1881 ...................................... May 28, 1854 ..................................... May 28, 1859 ..................................... Oct. 16, 1879 ...................................... May 26, 1859 ..................................... May 30, 1860 ..................................... May, 1860 .......................................... May 30, 1860 ..................................... May, 1859 .......................................... May, 1860 .......................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... May 30, 1860 ..................................... Oct. 13, 1892 ...................................... June 2, 1866 ...................................... May, 1860 .......................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1878 ...................................... June 1, 1860 ...................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... June 1, 1860 ...................................... May 29, 1861 .....................................

Date of Charter Surrendered Aug. 22, 1874 Went down 1863, by war Surrendered May, 1892 Surrendered Sept., 1903 Consol. with Centralia No. 59, June 2, 1994 Consol. with Granby No. 514, Dec., 1927 Destroyed 1861, by war Consol. with Montgomery No. 246, April 18, 1978 Destroyed 1862, by war Arrested by Grand Lodge, 1916 Consol. with Pomegranate No. 95, Feb. 11, 1998 Arrested Nov. 9, 1936, by G. W. Walker, G.M. Arrested 1894, by Harry Keene, G.M. Surrendered June, 1898 Destroyed 1861, by war Arrested 1886, by J. W. Boyd, G.M. Arrested Sept., 1892 Arrested Jan. 18, 1899, by E. F. Allen, G.M. Destroyed 1861, by war Consol. with Moberly No. 344, Jan. 3, 1929 Arrested June 1881, by W. R. Stubblefield, G.M. Consol. with Jefferson No. 43, 1889 Surrendered September 22, 1992 Arrested June 1879, by N. M. Givan, G.M. United with Mystic Tie No. 221, Dec. 3, 1938 Consol. with New London No. 307, Feb. 11, 1972 Consol. with Montgomery No. 246, Dec. 22, 1975 Surrendered 1862 Consol. with Skidmore No. 511, April 23, 1973 Went down 1861, by Civil War Destroyed 1861, by war Consol. with North Star No. 157, Feb. 23, 1981 Arrested Jan. 1892, by B. H. Ingram, G.M. Consol. with Nodaway No. 470, May 5, 1980 Consol. with Marceline No. 481, July 20, 1968 Arrested 1863 Surrendered 1873 Consol. with Iberia No. 410, June 7, 1979 Surrendered 1865 Consol. with Camden Point No. 169, March 3, 1992 Surrendered 1862 Consol. with Hartford No. 171, Jan. 7, 1994

Remarks

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821—Continued

2006 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 217


Name of Lodge

Alto Vista .................. Salisbury .................. Orion ......................... Austin ....................... Forest City ................ West Plains ............... Granby ...................... Quincy ...................... American Good Hope Emerson ................... Everett ...................... New Boston .............. Mystic Tie ................. Farmers .................... Jasper ....................... Woodlawn ................. Lamar ....................... Cypress ..................... Nevada ...................... Mitchell ..................... Claflin ....................... Warrenton ................ Cardwell ................... DeWitt ...................... Lone Jack ................. Bucklin ..................... Ionic .......................... Weatherby ................ Spencersburg ............ Granville ................... Manes ....................... Palestine ................... Portland .................... Keystone ................... Middle Fabius ........... Montgomery City ..... Clarkton ................... Rochester .................. Carroll ...................... High Hill ................... Glensted ................... Alanthus ...................

No.

208 208 211 212 214 216 216 217 218 219 219 219 221 222 223 223 224 227 229 229 229 231 231 232 232 233 235 235 239 240 240 241 242 243 244 246 248 248 249 250 250 252 Alto Vista .................. Salisbury ................... St. Joseph .................. Austin ....................... Forest City ................ West Plains ............... Granby ...................... Quincy ....................... St. Louis .................... Emerson .................... Everett ...................... New Boston ............... Oak Ridge ................. LaBelle ...................... Sarcoxie .................... Woodlawn ................. Lamar ....................... Laclede ...................... Nevada (Alpha) ........ Columbus .................. Protem ...................... Warrenton ................. Cardwell ................... DeWitt ....................... Lone Jack .................. Bucklin ...................... Rensselaer ................ Weatherby ................ Spencersburg ............ Granville ................... Manes ....................... St. Charles ................ Readsville ................. Webster Grove .......... Downing .................... Montgomery City ..... Clarkton .................... Helena ....................... Norborne ................... High Hill ................... Glensted .................... Alanthus Grove ........

Town Daviess .................. Chariton ................ Buchanan .............. Cass ....................... Holt ....................... Howell ................... Newton .................. Hickory .................. City of St. Louis .... Marion ................... Cass ....................... Macon .................... Cape Girardeau .... Lewis ..................... Jasper .................... Monroe .................. Barton ................... Linn ....................... Grundy .................. Johnson ................. Taney ..................... Warren .................. Dunklin ................. Carroll ................... Jackson ................. Linn ....................... Ralls ...................... Dekalb ................... Pike ....................... Monroe .................. Wright ................... St. Charles ............ Callaway ............... St. Louis ................ Schuyler ................ Montgomery .......... Dunklin ................. Andrew .................. Carroll ................... Montgomery .......... Morgan .................. Gentry ...................

County Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri .....

State May, 1861 .......................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... May, 1861 .......................................... May, 1861 .......................................... May 30, 1861 ..................................... May, 1861 .......................................... Oct. 17, 1867 ...................................... May, 1861 .......................................... May 30, 1861 ..................................... May, 1861 .......................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... May 20, 1861 ..................................... May 30, 1861 ..................................... May, 1861 .......................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... May, 1861 .......................................... May 29, 1862 ..................................... May 29, 1862 ..................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1889 ...................................... May, 1863 .......................................... Oct. 19, 1899 ...................................... Oct. 27, 1863 ...................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... May 26, 1864 ..................................... May 26, 1864 ..................................... Oct. 11, 1888 ...................................... May, 1865 .......................................... May 25, 1865 ..................................... Oct. 2, 1913 ........................................ Sept. 1, 2001 ...................................... May 26, 1865 ..................................... May 26, 1865 ..................................... May 26, 1865 ..................................... May 26, 1865 ..................................... Sept. 19, 1917 .................................... Oct. 17, 1867 ...................................... Oct. 19, 1867 ...................................... Oct., 1867 .......................................... Oct. 18, 1900 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ......................................

Date of Charter Arrested 1865 Consol. with Huntsville No. 30, July 1, 1982 Surrendered 1863 Destroyed 1861, by war Consol. with Oregon No. 139, March 13, 1974 Surrendered 1861 Surrendered Dec., 1892 Destroyed by Civil War Consol. with Craftsmen No. 717, March 15, 1997 Destroyed 1861, by Civil War Consol. with Coldwater No. 485, 1894 Surrendered 1871 Consol. with Excelsior No. 441, Sept. 25, 1997 Surrendered 1887 Destroyed 1863, by Civil War Consol. with Madison No. 91, Aug. 1920 Destroyed 1861, by Civil War Consol. with Jackson No. 82, Oct. 12, 1981 Surrendered Charter 1871 Surrendered Oct., 1888 United with Forsyth No. 453, June 3, 1939 Surrendered 1899 Consol. with Hornersville No. 215, Feb. 1, 1999 Surrendered 1865, no returns Surrendered 1877 Consol. with Marceline No. 481, April 15, 1982 Arrested 1889, by J. P. Wood, G.M. United with Parrott No. 308, Sept. 16, 1946 Surrendered Sept., 1881 Consol. with Woodlawn No. 223, Sept., 1911 Consol. with Mtn. Grove No. 158, Sept. 27, 1929 Name Change Only, Sept. 1, 2001 (St. Charles No. 241) United with Mokane No. 612, March 27, 1953 Consol. with Keystone-Trinity No. 243, Feb. 17, 1988 Consol. with Queen City No. 380, June 8, 2000 Surrendered May 12, 1919 Consol. with Malden No. 406, April 1, 1930 Arrested July 1917, by Edward Higbee, G.M. Consol. with Wakanda No. 52, May 1, 1983 Consol. with Jonesburg No. 457, Feb., 1899 United with Versailles No. 320, March 22, 1943 United with Stanberry No. 109, June 9, 1939

Remarks

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821—Continued

218 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2006


Town Lindley ...................... Laredo ....................... Festus ........................ ................................... Eagleville .................. Ravanna .................... Lancaster .................. New Florence ............ Fayetteville ............... Hollister .................... Martinsburg ............. St. Louis .................... ................................... Atlanta ...................... Halltown ................... Winfield .................... ................................... New Market .............. Orearville .................. Bunker ...................... Index ......................... Pilot Grove ................ Bower’s Mills ............ Essex ......................... Reeds Spring ............ Chilhowee ................. Webster Groves ........ Grant City ................ New Boston ............... Coffey ........................ Virgil City ................. Urich ......................... Paradise .................... Graham ..................... Wyaconda .................. Mound City ............... Jamestown ................ Webster Groves ........ Cameron ................... Fair Grove ................. Marble Hill ............... Kansas City .............. Elkland ..................... Barnard ....................

County Grundy .................. Grundy .................. Jefferson ................ ............................... Harrison ................ Mercer ................... Schuyler ................ Montgomery .......... Johnson ................. Taney ..................... Audrain ................. St. Louis ................ .............................. Macon .................... Lawrence ............... Lincoln .................. ............................... Platte ..................... Saline .................... Reynolds ................ Cass ....................... Cooper ................... Lawrence ............... Stoddard ............... Stone ..................... Johnson ................. St. Louis ................ Worth .................... Linn ....................... Davies ................... Cedar ..................... Henry .................... Clay ....................... Nodaway ............... Clark ..................... Holt ....................... Moniteau ............... St. Louis ................ Clinton .................. Greene ................... Bollinger ............... Jackson ................. Webster ................. Nodaway ...............

State Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... .................... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... .................... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... .................... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri .....

Date of Charter Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... ........................................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 5, 1886 ........................................ Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 18, 1900 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... June 14, 1990 Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 18, 1868 ...................................... ........................................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Sept. 29, 1915 .................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1878 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Sept. 29, 1904 .................................... Sept., 1909 ......................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct., 1868 .......................................... Oct. 13, 1881 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 19, 1889 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 18, 1900 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 10, 1875 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ...................................... Sept. 15, 1868 .................................... Oct. 15, 1868 ......................................

Remarks

Consol. with LaPlata No. 237, March 10, 1983 Consol. with Ash Grove No. 100, Feb. 11, 1922 Consol. with Moscow No. 558, to form Lincoln County No. 682 Surrendered Oct., 1878 Consol. with Cambridge No. 63, Jan. 5, 1915 United with Salem No. 225, 1936 Arrested 1877 Consol. with Wallace No. 456, Feb. 12, 1971 Arrested by G.L., 1904 Consol. with Bloomfield No. 153, Feb. 4, 1988 Surrendered April 8, 1931 Consol. with Chilhowee No. 487, Oct., 1908 Consol. with Benjamin Franklin No. 642, June 1, 2004 Arrested Dec. 1880, by W. R. Stubblefield, G.M. Arrested 1889, by J. P. Wood, G.M. Consol. with Western Star No. 15, Dec. 1, 1997 Surrendered Sept., 1888 United with Clinton No. 548, April 1, 1949 Consol. with Temperance No. 438, Sept., 1899 Consol. with Rosendale No. 404, Nov. 10, 1983 Consol. with Williamstown No. 370, May 20, 1982 Consol. with Oregon No. 139, July 1, 1996 Consol. with California No. 183, June 13, 1989 Surrendered 1874 Consol. with Vincil No. 62, 1888 Arrested June 27, 1944, by W. F. Woodruff, G.M. Consol. with Trowell No. 440, Dec., 1899 Consol. with Gate City No. 522, April 6, 1999 Consol. with Webster No. 98, May 16, 1997 United with Valley No. 413, Jan. 20, 1955

Changed to “Laredo No. 253,” 1898 Consol. with Trenton No. 111, Dec. 6, 1984 Arrested May 23, 1950, by J. M. Bradford, G.M. Charter Restored at Grand Lodge, Sept. 28, 1950 Consol. with Bethany No. 97, Dec. 10, 2002 United with Mercer No. 35, Nov. 5, 1935 Consol. with Glenwood No. 427, Nov. 17, 1999 United with Montgomery No. 246, Feb. 16, 1942 Arrested January, 1900 United with Branson No. 587, Feb. 21, 1941 United with Wellsville No. 194, April 14, 1953 Consol. with Overland-Occidental No. 623,

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

* Changed to Versailles No. 320

274 275 275 277 277 278 278 280 280 282 284 284 285 286 286 289 289 290 294 295 296 296 297 298 299 300 301

268 269 270

257 258 259 261 264 264 266 267

Name of Lodge

Lindley ...................... Laredo ....................... Shekinah .................. .................................. Lodge of Light .......... Ravanna ................... Lodge of Love ........... Florence .................... Fayetteville ............... Kirbyville .................. Social ........................ Aurora-Theodore ...... Roosevelt .................. Lodge of Truth .......... Rock Prairie .............. New Salem ............... .................................. New Market ............. Tranquillity .............. Bunker ...................... Index ......................... Wm. D. Muir ............. Avilla ........................ Essex ......................... Reeds Spring ............ Lodge of Peace .......... Cosmos ...................... Lily ............................ New Boston .............. Earl ........................... Hesperian ................. Urich ......................... Acacia ....................... Graham ..................... Fairmont ................... Mound City ............... Moniteau .................. Grove ........................ Cameron ................... Ozark ........................ Marble Hill ............... Temple ...................... Doric ......................... White Hall ................

No.

253 253 256

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821—Continued

2006 219


Town Fairdealing ............... Minden Mines ........... Clarence .................... Commerce ................. New London .............. Knoxville ................... Kearney .................... Ellington ................... Kingsville .................. St. Aubert .................. Rome ......................... Bradley ..................... Altona ....................... Kansas City .............. Osborn ...................... Luray ........................ Brashear ................... Chapel Hill ............... Amazonia .................. Many Springs ........... Versailles .................. Denver ...................... Hardin ....................... St. Louis .................... Meadville .................. Sprague ..................... Elizabethtown .......... Cainsville .................. Elmo .......................... Bertrand ................... Lathrop ..................... Hazelwood ................ ................................... Clark City ................. Berlin ........................ Excello ....................... Chillicothe ................ Pink Hill ................... Malta Bend ............... Millville ..................... Smithton ................... Jericho ......................

County Ripley .................... Barton ................... Shelby ................... Scott ...................... Ralls ...................... Ray ........................ Clay ....................... Gentry ................... Johnson ................. Callaway ............... Douglas ................. Ripley .................... Bates ..................... Jackson ................. DeKalb .................. Clark ..................... Adair ..................... Lafayette ............... Andrew .................. Oregon ................... Morgan .................. Worth .................... Ray ........................ City of St. Louis .... Linn ....................... Bates ..................... Colfax .................... Harrison ................ Nodaway ............... Mississippi ............ Clinton .................. St. Louis ................ ............................... Clark ..................... Gentry ................... Macon .................... Livingston ............. Jackson ................. Saline .................... Ray ........................ Pettis ..................... Cedar .....................

State Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Ty. of N.M. .. Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... .................... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri .....

Date of Charter Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 31, 1903 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1866 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1865 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1883 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1888 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 8, 1869 ........................................ Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1890 ...................................... Sept. 26, 1907 .................................... Sept. 19, 1917 .................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1879 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1820 ...................................... Oct. 30, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1879 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 26, 1923 ...................................... March 28, 1996 ................................. Oct. 12, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 14, 1875 ...................................... Sept. 29, 1904 .................................... Oct. 12, 1869 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1884 ......................................

Remarks

Surrendered 1875 Arrested Sept. 10, 1904, by W. F. Kuhn, G.M. Consol. with Censer No. 172, Dec. 27, 1982 United with Friendship No. 89, Oct. 6, 1939 Surrendered Oct. 3, 1873 Arrested Jan., 1887, by G. R. Hunt, G.M. Consol. with Richmond No. 57, Sept. 23, 1921 Surrendered Jan., 1884 Arrested Oct. 1894, by Harry Keene, G.M.

Surrendered June, 1903 United with Lamar No. 292, March 14, 1945 Arrested Aug. 26, 1921, by W. F. Johnson, G.M. Surrendered Charter, Dec. 13, 1976 Consol. with Ralls No. 33, Dec. 14, 2005 United with Polo No. 232, Feb. 24, 1932 Consol. with Liberty No. 31, June 8, 1992 Consol. with Stanberry No. 109, 1886 Surrendered Sept. 2, 1922 Surrendered Dec. 14, 1882 Consol. with Ava No. 26, March, 1888 Consol. with Composite No. 369, Nov. 18, 1961 Arrested March 1896, by A. M. Hough, G.M. Consol. with Temple No. 299, April 21, 1987 Consol. with Vincil No. 62, Sept., 20, 1971 Consol. with St. Francisville No. 588, Aug. 6, 1992 Consol. with Colony No. 168, Oct. 21, 1999 Surrendered Sept. 14, 1889 Consol. with Savannah No. 71, April 1907 Consol. with Alton No. 255, Sept. 1917 Consol. with Versailles No. 117, Oct. 18, 1923 Surrendered Jan 31, 2000 Consol. with Wakanda No. 52, Jan. 9, 1975 Consol. with Benj. Franklin No. 642, Aug. 1, 1984 Consol. with Jackson No. 82, Oct. 25, 1993 Consol. with Foster No. 554, March, 1898 Arrested 1878, by T. C. Ready, G.M. Consol. with Bethany No. 97, Dec. 10, 1991 Arrested July 31, 1944, by W. F. Woodruff, G.M. Arrested March 12, 1923, by B. S. Lee, G.M. Arrested May 1879, by N. M. Givan, G.M. Consol. with Paul Revere Progress No. 657,

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

332 332 332 333 336 337 338 340 340

Name of Lodge

Faithful ..................... Signal ........................ Clarence .................... Ashlar ....................... New London ............. King Hiram .............. Kearney .................... Mt. Pleasant ............. Kingsville ................. St. Aubert ................. Rome ......................... Pine ........................... Altona ....................... Rural ......................... Osborn ...................... Eldorado ................... Paulville .................... Chapel Hill ............... Amazonia .................. Many Springs ........... Morgan* .................... Jonathan ................... Hardin ...................... Cornerstone .............. Dockery ..................... New Home ................ Kit Carson ................ Cainsville .................. Kennedy ................... Bertrand ................... Lathrop ..................... Paul Revere .............. .................................. Clark City ................. Ryland ...................... Excello ...................... Chillicothe ................ Oak Grove ................ Malta ........................ Myrtle ....................... Amity ........................ Jericho ......................

No.

304 304 305 306 307 309 311 312 313 314 314 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 320 320 320 321 322 323 325 326 326 328 329 330 330 330

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821—Continued

220 2006


Name of Lodge

Relief ......................... Rockville ................... Agricola ..................... Landmark ................. Spring Creek ............ America .................... Ash Grove ................. Cimarron .................. Wadesburg ................ Lone Star .................. Tyrian ....................... Mosaic ....................... Ben Franklin ............ Benton ...................... Phelps ....................... Young’s Creek ........... Auxvasse .................. Comfort ..................... Northwest ................. Garrett ...................... Hiram ....................... King David ............... Warsaw ..................... Unanimity ................ Barry ......................... Craig ......................... Non Pareil ................ Mandeville ................ Amity ........................ Golden Rule .............. Wilderness ................ Plumb ....................... Kilwinning ................ Warsaw ..................... Berlin ........................ Coatesville ................ Ionia .......................... Richland ................... Mt. Ararat ................. Harmony ................... Boone ........................ East Prairie ..............

No.

341 341 343 347 347 347 348 348 348 349 350 351 353 353 357 357 357 358 358 359 362 364 365 366 367 371 372 373 373 374 374 375 378 378 378 379 381 382 382 384 384 384 Republic .................... Rockville ................... Petersburg ................ Kennett ..................... Lecoma ...................... Bates ......................... Ash Grove ................. Cimarron .................. Creighton .................. Lone Star .................. Johnstown ................. Belleview .................. Savannah .................. St. Louis .................... Phelps City ............... Rowena ..................... Auxvasse ................... Rocky Comfort .......... Tarkio ........................ Arcola ........................ Kahoka ...................... Kansas City .............. Warsaw ..................... Weston ...................... Washburn ................. Craig ......................... East Lynne ............... Mandeville ................ Filley ......................... Jonesburg ................. Wilderness ................ Middletown ............... Downing .................... Warsaw ..................... Fairport ..................... Coatesville ................ Eldon ......................... Richland .................... Topaz ......................... Vibbard ..................... Columbia .................. East Prairie ..............

Town Greene ................... Bates ..................... Henry .................... Dunklin ................. Dent ....................... St. Louis ................ Greene ................... Colfax .................... Cass ....................... Gentry ................... Bates ..................... Iron ........................ Andrew .................. City of St. Louis .... Atchison ................ Audrain ................. Callaway ............... McDonald .............. Atchison ................ Dade ...................... Clark ..................... Jackson ................. Benton ................... Platte ..................... Barry ..................... Holt ....................... Cass ....................... Carroll ................... Cedar ..................... Montgomery .......... Oregon ................... Montgomery .......... Schuyler ................ Benton ................... DeKalb .................. Schuyler ................ Miller ..................... Pulaski .................. Douglas ................. Ray ........................ Boone ..................... Mississippi ............

County Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Ty. of N.M. .. Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri .....

State Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... May 10, 1900 ..................................... Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1884 ...................................... Sept. 19, 1919 .................................... Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 14, 1875 ...................................... Oct. 2, 1882 ........................................ Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 13 1870 ...................................... Oct. 14, 1886 ...................................... Oct., 1870 .......................................... Oct. 13, 1881 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1891 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1884 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 3, 1870 ........................................ Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1873 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 22, 1896 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1874 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 10, 1894 ...................................... March 19, 1906 ................................. Oct., 1871 .......................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 19, 1898 ...................................... Oct., 1871 .......................................... Oct. 17, 1901 ...................................... Sept. 1, 1904 ......................................

Date of Charter Surrendered May, 1899 Consol. with Star No. 419, Aug. 23, 1963 United with Clinton No. 548, Dec. 10, 1943 Arrested March 1879, by N. M. Givan, G.M. Surrendered Oct. 19, 1918 Consol. with Good Hope No. 218, May 5, 1990 Arrested 1872 Surrendered 1879 Arrested Sept. 17, 1849, by H. F. Sunderland, G.M. Arrested Jan. 25, 1984, by L. A. Hall, G.M. United with Montrose No. 408, Aug. 28, 1950 Consol. with Star of the West No. 133, Oct. 25, 1997 Consol. with Savannah No. 71, July, 1886 Arrested 1905, by L. B. Valliant, G.M. Surrendered 1881 Consol. with Hebron No. 354, July, 1891 United with Fulton No. 48, June 26, 1933 Arrested Jan. 19, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. Consol. with North Star No. 157, Feb. 23, 1998 Consol. with Washington No. 87, Jan. 27, 1970 Consol. with St. Francisville No. 588, Jan. 6, 2004 Surrendered 1879 Arrested Sept. 1888, by W. M. Williams, G.M. Surrendered 1879 Consol. with Pythagoras No. 383, Sept. 4, 2003 Arrested Jan. 10, 1883, by C. C. Woods, G.M. Consol. with Jewel No. 480, Feb. 13, 1979 Arrested Jan. 14, 1896, by A. M. Hough, G.M. Consol. with Clintonville No. 482, Feb. 1906 Surrendered June, 1892 United with Pine No. 314, May 9, 1936 Arrested Sept. 1888, by W. M. Williams, G.M. Consol. with Middle Fabius No. 244, Oct., 1894 Arrested Feb. 1906, by A. S. Houston, G.M. Consol. with Parrott No. 308, July 27, 1984 Consol. with Glenwood No. 427, 1881 Consol. with Versailles No. 320, Feb. 9, 2004 Arrested Feb. 1898, by F. J. Tygard, G.M. United with Pilot Knob No. 182, Jan. 27, 1940 Consol. with Clay No. 207, June, 1899 Consol. with Twilight No. 114, May 12, 1904 Consol. with Charleston No. 407, July 14, 1988

Remarks

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821—Continued

2006 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 221


Name of Lodge

Reynolds ................... Alexander ................. Dayton ...................... Chula ........................ Arcana ...................... Marionville ............... Dagan ....................... Lucerne ..................... Latimer ..................... Hatfield ..................... Western Light .......... Pike ........................... Centre ....................... Carterville ................ Gavel ......................... Malta ........................ Alexandria ................ Rosendale ................. Meridian Sun ........... Everton ..................... Malden ...................... Ituraea ...................... Houston .................... Royal ......................... Montrose ................... Unity ......................... Civil Bend ................. Louisville .................. Joppa ........................ Valley ........................ Hunnewell ................ Cache ........................ Covenant .................. Clear Creek .............. Star ........................... Itaska ........................ Euclid ........................ Urbana ...................... Newburg ................... Galt ........................... Cedar City ................ Green Ridge .............. Leesville ....................

No.

385 385 386 388 389 390 394 394 395 395 396 399 401 401 402 402 404 404 405 405 406 406 407 407 408 409 409 409 411 413 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 421 423 423 425 425 426 Centerville ................ Bedford ..................... Dayton ...................... Chula ........................ Harris ........................ Marionville ............... Mendon ..................... Lucerne ..................... Licking ...................... Hatfield ..................... Louisburg .................. Curryville ................. Lebanon .................... Carterville ................ New Cambria ........... Malta Bend ............... Alexandria ................ Rosendale ................. Austin ....................... Everton ..................... Malden ...................... Hannibal ................... Wellington ................ Mooresville ............... Montrose ................... Richmond .................. Civil Bend ................. Louisville .................. Hartville ................... Bolckow ..................... Hunnewell ................ St. Louis .................... Carrollton ................. Lincoln ...................... Taberville .................. St. Louis .................... Versailles .................. Urbana ...................... Competition .............. Galt ........................... Cedar City ................ Green Ridge .............. Leesville ....................

Town Reynolds ................ Livingston ............. Cass ....................... Livingston ............. Sullivan ................. Lawrence ............... Chariton ................ Putnam ................. Texas ..................... Harrison ................ Dallas .................... Pike ....................... Laclede .................. Jasper .................... Macon .................... Saline .................... Clark ..................... Andrew .................. Cass ....................... Dade ...................... Dunklin ................. Marion ................... Lafayette ............... Livingston ............. Henry .................... Ray ........................ Daviess .................. Lincoln .................. Wright ................... Andrew .................. Shelby ................... St. Louis ................ Carroll ................... Benton ................... St. Clair ................. City of St. Louis .... Morgan .................. Dallas .................... Laclede .................. Grundy .................. Callaway ............... Pettis ..................... Henry ....................

County Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri .....

State Oct. 13, 1887 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1870 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Nov. 21, 1871 ..................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 21, 1903 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 19, 1898 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1893 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1901 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 22, 1896 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1885 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1881 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1878 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1878 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1902 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1873 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 14, 1871 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1886 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1890 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1872 ...................................... Sept. 29, 1904 .................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ......................................

Date of Charter Consol. with Hopewell No. 239, May, 1899 Consol. with Hale No. 184, Oct., 1887 United with Index No. 54, Jan. 24, 1941 Arrested March 28, 1949, by H. F. Sunderland, G.M. Surrendered Charter, April 29, 1983 United with Canopy No. 284, Jan. 5, 1945 Surrendered Dec., 1902 Surrendered 1936 Arrested Oct. 21, 1897, by G.L. Consol. with Lodge of Light No. 257, Feb. 17, 1931 Consol. with Riddick No. 361, Dec. 22, 1992 Consol. with Phoenix No. 136, June 10, 2003 Consol. with Lacede No. 83, 1893 Consol. with Webb City 512, Jan. 1, 2001 Surrendered Oct., 1900 Consol. with Trilumina No. 205, Jan. 1, 1968 Arrested Oct. 22, 1896, by G.L. Consol. with Savannah No. 71, Nov. 5, 1992 Arrested Aug. 1885, by R. F. Stevenson, G.M. Consol. with Washington No. 87, Dec. 23, 1986 with Four Mile No. 212, Sept. 17, 1998 Consol. with Hannibal No. 188, 1880 Destroyed by fire Dec. 19, 1873 Arrested Aug. 1893, by J. R. Parson, G.M. Consol. with Clinton No. 548, May 8, 1973 Surrendered 1876 Arrested Oct. 1899, by E. F. Allen, G.M. Consol. with Silex No. 75, Oct. 28, 1977 Consol. with Norwood No. 622, June 6, 1991 Consol. with Rosendale No. 404, Oct. 26, 1981 Consol. with Shelbina No. 228, March 18, 1998 Gardenville No. 644, April 22, 1999 Consol. with Wakanda No. 52, 1880 United with Shawnee No. 653, Feb 24, 1933 Consol. with Clintonville No. 482, Dec. 8, 1994 Consol. with Meridian No. 2, Oct. 7, 1968 Consol. with Versailles No. 117, 1885 Consol. with Hermitage No. 288, Dec. 7, 1991 Arrested March 29, 1890, by T. Brace, G.M. Consol. with Trenton No. 111, Dec. 7, 1978 Arrested 1904, by G.L. Consol. with Granite No. 272, July 15, 1977 Arrested Oct. 1886, by G.L.

Remarks

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821—Continued

222 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2006


Name of Lodge

Sedgwickville ........... Rothville ................... Louisville .................. Pittsville ................... Iron Mountain .......... Winona ..................... Cement ..................... Dauphine .................. Black Oak ................. Competition .............. Silent Temple ........... Wheeling ................... St. Nicholas .............. Rockbridge ................ LaMonte ................... Ash Grove ................. Gothic ....................... Tuscumbia ................ Lafayette .................. Mt. Lebanon ............. Burlington ................ Anchor ...................... West Gate ................. Westgate ................... Greenfield ................. Fairview .................... Jacoby ....................... Piedmont .................. Bois d’Arc .................. Argyle ....................... Raymore ................... Verona ....................... Benton ...................... Cecil .......................... Barnesville ............... Hinton ....................... Triple Tie .................. Melville ..................... Cowgill ...................... Santa Fe ................... Lake .......................... Aullville ....................

No.

426 426 428 428 430 430 431 432 432 432 433 434 435 435 436 436 436 437 437 442 442 443 445 445 446 447 447 449 449 451 451 452 454 454 455 455 457 458 461 462 463 464 Sedgwickville ............ Rothville ................... Louisville .................. Holden ....................... Iron Mountain .......... Winona ...................... Halfway ..................... Dauphine .................. Preston ...................... Competition .............. Macon ........................ Wheeling ................... Cave Spring .............. Almartha .................. LaMonte .................... Ash Grove ................. Alexandria ................ Tuscumbia ................ Corder ....................... Mt. Moriah ................ Burlington ................ Crestwood ................. St. Louis .................... Kirkwood .................. Greenfield ................. Browning .................. Darlington ................ Piedmont ................... Bois d’Arc .................. Nevada ...................... Raymore .................... Verona ....................... Lincoln ...................... Cottonwood Pt. ......... Ellington ................... Hinton ....................... Brazeau ..................... Dadeville ................... Caruthersville .......... Santa Fe .................... Cunningham ............. Concordia ..................

Town Bollinger ............... Chariton ................ Lincoln .................. Johnson ................. Iron ........................ Shannon ................ Polk ....................... Osage ..................... Hickory .................. Laclede .................. Macon .................... Livingston ............. Greene ................... Ozark .................... Pettis ..................... Greene ................... Clark ..................... Miller ..................... Lafayette ............... Harrison ................ Nodaway ............... St. Louis ................ City of St. Louis .... St. Louis ................ Dade ...................... Linn ....................... Gentry ................... Wayne .................... Greene ................... Vernon ................... Cass ....................... Lawrence ............... Benton ................... Pemiscot ................ Reynolds ................ Boone ..................... Perry ...................... Dade ...................... Pemiscott .............. Monroe .................. Chariton ................ Lafayette ...............

County Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri .....

State Oct. 14, 1886 ...................................... Oct. 21, 1897 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 19, 1898 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 10, 1894 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1873 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1881 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1891 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1873 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 21, 1897 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1881 ...................................... Oct. 19, 1898 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... April 6, 1887 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1881 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1888 ...................................... Oct., 1873 .......................................... Oct., 1873 .......................................... Aug. 17, 1901 ..................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1884 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1892 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1884 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Sept. 29, 1904 .................................... Oct. 17, 1873 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1873 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1872 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1873 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1873 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1873 ......................................

Date of Charter Arrested March 1897, by D. A. Jamison, G.M. Consol. with Mendon No. 628, June 15, 1975 Arrested Dec. 1896, by D. A. Jamison, G.M. Consol. with Holden No. 262, Feb. 27, 1931 Consol. with Star of the West No. 133, 1894 Consol. with Eminence No. 607, Jan. 2, 1997 Consol. with Bolivar No. 195, Feb. 20, 1929 Surrendered 1879 Consol. with Urbana No. 421, Dec., 1890 Consol. with Laclede No. 83, May 7, 1987 Surrendered Oct., 1877 Consol. with Friendship No. 89, April 22, 1969 Arrested 1897, by D. A. Jamison, G.M. Consol. with Robert Burns No.496, July 1, 2005 Arrested Oct. 1878, by T. C. Ready, G.M. Arrested 1897, by D. A. Jamison, G.M. United with St. Francisville No. 588, April 4, 1940 Arrested Oct. 1886, by J. W. Boyd, G.M. Arrested Feb. 17, 1941, by H. S. Truman, G.M. Surrendered 1879 Consol. with Nodaway No. 470, Oct. 7, 1991 Consol. with Crestwood-Anchor No. 443, April 23, 1992 Arrested 1887, by G. R. Hunt, G.M. Consol. with Kirkwood No. 484, Oct. 11, 1998 Consol. with Washington No. 87, Dec., 1898 Surrendered Aug., 1899 Consol. with McFall-Gentryville No. 125, Oct. 7, 1996 Arrested Jan. 19, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. United with Ash Grove No. 100, Apr. 5, 1932 surrendered March, 1892 united with Belton No. 450, Feb. 2, 1937 United with Monett No. 129, July 2, 1937 Arrested May 21, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. Consol. with Caruthersville No. 461, 1903 Arrested Jan. 1904, by W. F. Kuyn, G.M. Surrendered March 1, 1963 Surrendered April, 1893 Consol. with Washington No. 87, May 22, 1979 Consol. with Polo No. 232, Nov. 1, 1993 Consol. with Paris Union No. 19, May 26, 2000 Arrested Nov. 7, 1876 Changed to “Concordia No. 464,” Jan. 13, 1920

Remarks

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821—Continued

2006 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 223


Name of Lodge

Concordia .................. Silver City ................ Gaynor City .............. Centre View .............. Southwest ................. Red Oak .................... Pickering .................. Guilford .................... Golden ....................... Jacoby ....................... Racine ....................... Triangle .................... Rich Hill ................... Union ........................ Clinton ...................... Irish Grove ............... Paragon ..................... Herndon .................... Chilhowee ................. Lock Springs ............. Pittsville ................... Vernon ...................... Lewistown ................ Globe ......................... West Prairie ............. Strafford ................... Kaseyville ................. Pee Dee ..................... Paynesville ............... Harmony ................... Jameson .................... Philadelphia ............. Prairie Home ............ Avalon ....................... Euclid ........................ Clearmont ................. Van Buren ................ Biswell ...................... New Hampton .......... Chariton ................... Senath ...................... Exeter ....................... Milford ......................

No.

464 465 465 466 466 468 472 474 475 447 478 479 479 480 481 483 485 487 487 488 491 493 494 495 495 497 498 498 499 499 500 502 503 505 505 507 509 510 510 513 513 514 516 Concordia .................. Silver City ................. Parnell ...................... Centre View .............. Southwest City ......... Red Oak .................... Pickering ................... Guilford ..................... Golden City ............... Darlington ................ Seneca ....................... Butler ........................ Rich Hill .................... LaJunta .................... Clinton ...................... Milton ....................... Green Ridge .............. Herndon .................... Chilhowee ................. Lock Springs ............. Pittsville ................... Bronaugh .................. Lewistown ................. Louisiana .................. Clarkton .................... Strafford ................... Kaseyville ................. Musselfork ................ Paynesville ................ St. Louis .................... Jameson .................... Philadelphia ............. Prairie Home ............ Bedford ..................... Crestwood ................. Clearmont ................. Van Buren ................. Browning .................. New Hampton .......... Guthridge Mills ........ Senath ....................... Exeter ....................... Milford ......................

Town Lafayette ............... Grant ..................... Nodaway ............... Johnson ................. McDonald .............. Lawrence ............... Nodaway ............... Nodaway ............... Barton ................... Gentry ................... Newton .................. Bates ..................... Bates ..................... ............................... Henry .................... Atchison ................ Pettis ..................... Saline .................... Jackson ................. Davies ................... Johnson ................. Vernon ................... Lewis ..................... Pike ....................... Dunklin ................. Greene ................... Macon .................... Chariton ................ Pike ....................... St. Louis ................ Daviess .................. Marion ................... Cooper ................... Livingston ............. St. Louis ................ Nodaway ............... Carter .................... Linn ....................... Harrison ................ Chariton ................ Dunklin ................. Barry ..................... Barton ...................

County Missouri ..... Ty. of N.M. .. Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Ty. of N.M. .. Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri .....

State Oct. 17, 1873 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1873 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1882 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1873 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1890 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1873 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1873 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1874 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1874 ...................................... Oct,. 17, 1901 ..................................... Oct. 15, 1874 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1874 ...................................... Oct. 29, 1881 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1874 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1874 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1874 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1874 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1874 ...................................... Sept. 6, 1906 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1874 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1874 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1876 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1876 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1876 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1890 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1877 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1877 ...................................... Oct. 19, 1898 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1877 ...................................... Sept. 17, 1917 .................................... Oct. 11, 1877 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1877 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1881 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1882 ...................................... Sept. 21, 1918 .................................... Oct. 12, 1882 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1882 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1882 ...................................... Oct. 28, 1925 ...................................... Oct., 1882 .......................................... Oct. 22, 1902 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1882 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1882 ......................................

Date of Charter Consol. with Barbee No. 217, Jan. 27, 1978 Surrendered and United with G.L. of N.M., 1882 Arrested Mar. 6, 1944, by W. F. Woodruff, G.M. Arrested Nov. 1889, by T. Brace, G.M. Consol. with Anderson No. 621, July 2, 1996 United with LaRussell No. 592, April 29, 1949 Consol. with Xenia No. 50, Dec. 17, 1981 United with Nodaway No. 470, Dec. 14, 1944 Consol. with Lockwood No. 521, April 10, 1969 Consol. with McFall Gentryville No. 125, Oct. 7, 1996 Arrested 1942, by H. C. Johnston, G.M. Surrendered Oct., 1877 Consol. with Butler No. 254, Dec. 28, 1987 United with G.L. of N.M., 1877 Arrested 1889, by J. P. Wood, G.M. Changed to “Fairfax No. 483,” 1894 Surrendered 1879 Arrested March, 1906, by A. S. Houston, G.M. Consol. with Corinthian No. 265, Oct. 6, 1986 Consol. with Jamesport No. 584, Jan. 2, 1989 Arrested 1875 United with Hermon No. 187, Jan. 26, 1943 Consol. with Monticello No. 58, Dec. 12, 1974 Consol. with Perseverance No. 92, 1890 Arrested Dec. 1894, by J. B. Thomas, G.M. Arrested Sept. 1906, by A. S. Houston, G.M. Surrendered Jan., 1898 United with Westville No. 202, Jan. 16, 1943 Consol. with Clarksville No. 17, May 5, 1917 Consol. with Craftsmen No. 717, March 15, 1997 Consol. with Gallatin No. 106, Feb. 14, 1984 Consol. with Ewing No. 577, July 11, 1996 Consol. with Cooper No. 36, Feb. 23, 1999 Consol. with Wheeling No. 434, March 8, 1917 Consol. with Magnolia No. 626, Aug. 24, 1989 Consol. with Xenia No. 50, May 17, 1979 Consol. with Barnesville No. 353, May 13, 2004 Surrendered June 20, 1925 Consol. with Bethany No. 97, Jan. 1, 1994 Surrendered Marcy, 1899 Consol. with Hornersville No. 215, Jan. 2, 1989 Arrested March 1901, by C. Wells, G.M. Consol. with Lamar No. 292, Jan. 1, 1970

Remarks

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821—Continued

224 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2006


Town

* Changed to Missouri-Commonwealth No. 1 † Changed to Aurora Theodore Roosevelt No. 267

Seligman ................... Blackburn ................. Turney ...................... Crane ........................ Mexico ....................... St. Louis .................... Lockwood .................. Kidder ....................... Stinson ...................... Spickard .................... Sumner ..................... Niangua .................... Creve Coeur .............. Ritchey ...................... Peculiar ..................... Walker ....................... Bethel ........................ St. Clair ..................... Jacksonville .............. Ferguson ................... Ferguson ................... Kansas City .............. Mexico ....................... St. Louis .................... Prairie Hill ............... Kansas City .............. Kansas City .............. Creve Coeur .............. Calhoun .................... Clarksburg ................ Foster ........................ Gilman ...................... Blairstown ................ Moscow ..................... ................................... Clarksdale ................ Nelson ....................... Deepwater ................. Kansas City .............. Miller ........................ Kansas City .............. Tiff City ..................... Rutledge .................... Lamonte .................... Ewing ........................ Gant .......................... Scott City .................. Novinger ................... Red Bird .................... Auxvasse ...................

County Barry ..................... Saline .................... Clinton .................. Stone ..................... ............................... St. Louis ................ Dade ...................... Caldwell ................ Lawrence ............... Grundy .................. Chariton ................ Webster ................. St. Louis ................ Newton .................. Cass ....................... Vernon ................... Shelby ................... Franklin ................ Randolph ............... St. Louis ................ St. Louis ................ Jackson ................. Audrain ................. St. Louis ................ Chariton ................ Jackson ................. Jackson ................. St. Louis ................ Henry .................... Moniteau ............... Bates ..................... Harrison ................ Henry .................... Lincoln .................. ............................... DeKalb .................. Saline .................... Henry .................... Jackson ................. Lawrence ............... Jackson ................. McDonald .............. Scotland ................ Pettis ..................... Lewis ..................... Audrain ................. Scott ...................... Adair ..................... Gasconade ............. Callaway ...............

State Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Rep. of Mex. Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... .................... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri .....

Date of Charter Oct. 12, 1882 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1883 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1883 ...................................... Oct. 22, 1896 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1883 ...................................... Oct. 10, 1894 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1893 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1884 ...................................... Oct. 22, 1902 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1886 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1884 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1885 ...................................... Sept. 18, 1918 .................................... Oct. 15, 1885 ...................................... Sept. 21, 1916 .................................... Oct. 12, 1887 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1888 ...................................... Oct. 16, 1889 ...................................... Sept. 29, 1904 .................................... ........................................................... ........................................................... Oct. 15, 1890 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1890 ...................................... Sept. 19, 1917 .................................... Oct. 15, 1890 ...................................... Sept. 22, 1920 .................................... Oct. 15, 1990 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1891 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1891 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1891 ...................................... Oct. 15, 1891 ...................................... Oct. 13, 1892 ...................................... July 4, 1882 ....................................... Oct. 11, 1892 ...................................... ........................................................... Oct. 12, 1893 ...................................... Oct. 12, 1893 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1895 ...................................... Oct. 17, 1895 ...................................... Sept. 29, 1904 .................................... Oct. 26, 1927 ...................................... Sept. 29, 1904 .................................... Sept. 28, 1905 .................................... Sept. 29, 1905 .................................... Sept. 27, 1906 .................................... Sept. 27, 1906 .................................... Sept. 27, 1906 .................................... Sept. 27, 1906 .................................... Sept. 27, 1905 .................................... Sept. 27, 1906 ....................................

Remarks Arrested May 4, 1941, by H. S. Truman, G.M. Consol. with Barbee No. 217, Nov. 21, 1996 Surrendered Nov., 18, 1895 Consol. with Galena No. 515, June 17, 1999 Surrendered Jan. 31, 1894 Consol. with Meridian No. 2, Jan. 23, 1997 Consol. with Washington No. 87, May 26, 1987 Consol. with Hamilton No. 224, 1902 United with Miller No. 567, Sept. 22, 1948 Consol. with Trenton No. 111, May 2, 1974 Consol. with Mendon No. 628, Feb. 14, 1989 Arrested 1918, by W. A. Clark, G.M. Consol. with Bridgeton No. 80, June 21, 1990 Arrested 1916, by F. R. Jesse, G.M. United with Raymore No. 451, April 12, 1932 Surrendered Feb. 19, 1898 Consol. with Shelbina No. 228, Nov. 6, 1985 Arrested July 1904, by W. F. Kuhn, G.M. Consol. with Cairo No. 486, Oct. 1, 2004 Consol. with Berkeley No. 667, Sept. 11, 1998 Changed name to Masters Lodge #542 Consol. with Heroine No. 104, Dec. 1890 Consol. with Hebron No. 354, Dec. 25, 1916 Consol. with Algabil Freedom No. 636, April 27, 1996 Consol. with Salisbury No. 208, Nov. 18, 1919 Consol. with Temple Gate No. 299, June 20, 2000 Consol. with Orient No. 546, June 26, 1992 Consol. with Polar Star Rose Hill No. 79, June 24, 2005 Consol. with Windsor No. 29, Oct. 4, 1994 Consol. with California No. 183, Dec. 12, 1978 Consol. with Butler No. 254, July 1, 2004 Consol. with Bethany No. 97, April 24, 1990 United with Clinton No. 548, March 24, 1944 Consol. with New Salem No. 27 to form Lincoln County No. 682 Consol. with Continental No. 37, July 18, 2006 Consol. with Arrow Rock No. 55, April 9, 1983 United with Clinton No. 548, April 26, 1940 Consol. with Swope Park No. 617, Aug. 8, 2002 Consol. with Mt. Vernon 99, Dec. 7, 1999 United with Blue Springs No. 337, July. 5, 2001 Consol. with Anderson No. 621, Oct. 7, 1926 Consol. with Memphis No. 16, Sept. 6, 2004 Consol. with Sedalia No. 236, March 2, 1990 Consol. with Monticello No. 58, Dec. 12, 2002 United with Hebron No. 354, April 18, 1944 Consol. with Harold O. Grauel No. 672, April 18, 1991 Consol. with Adair No. 366, June 11, 1963 United with Cuba No. 312, July 1, 1936 Surrendered Charter, April 1, 1983

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

559 560 562 563 567 569 569 572 574 577 580 581 583 584 585

Name of Lodge

Seligman ................... Oriental .................... Turney ...................... Crane ........................ Toltee ........................ Clifton Heights ......... Lockwood .................. Kidder ....................... Stinson ...................... Spickardsville ........... Cunningham ............ Niangua .................... Apollo ........................ Ritchey ...................... Peculiar ..................... Walker ...................... Bethel ....................... Franklin .................... Jacksonville .............. Ferguson ................... Ferguson-Berkeley ... Fides ......................... Mexico ....................... Algabil ...................... Prairie Hill ............... Orient ....................... Southgate ................. Rose Hill ................... Calhoun .................... Clarksburg ............... Foster ........................ Prairie ....................... Blairstown ................ Moscow ..................... .................................. Clarksdale ................ Nelson ....................... Deepwater ................ York ........................... Miller ........................ Marlborough ............. Tiff City .................... Rutledge ................... LaMonte ................... Ewing ........................ Houston .................... Illmo .......................... Novinger ................... Red Bird ................... Shamrock ..................

No.

517 518 519 519 520 520 521 523 523 524 525 529 529 530 530 533 537 541 541 542 542 543 544 544 546 546 547 550 552 553 554 556 557 558

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821—Continued

2006 225


Name of Lodge

Duncan ..................... Grove Spring ............ Advance .................... Barnett ..................... Stoutsville ................ LaRussell .................. Blodgett .................... Cecil .......................... Cole Camp ................ Emmanuel ................ Bosworth .................. Elvins ........................ Morehouse ................ Strasburg .................. Craig ......................... Victory ...................... Centertown ............... Marion ...................... Fairview .................... Maple ........................ Wallace Park ............ Mendon ..................... Moundville ............... Tower Grove ............. Steele ........................ Tuscumbia ................ Weaubleau ................ Triangle .................... Jennings ................... Trinity ....................... Northeast .................. Grain Valley ............. Clarkton ................... Clever ....................... Noel ........................... Elmer ........................ University ................. Parma ....................... Cleveland .................. Pilgrim ...................... Commonwealth* ...... Paul Revere-Progress Purity ........................ Theodore Roosevelt† Clarence .................... Rockhill ..................... Aldrich ...................... Wardell .....................

No.

589 589 590 591 592 592 594 595 595 595 597 599 603 604 606 609 611 616 619 623 627 628 628 631 634 635 636 638 640 641 643 644 645 645 647 648 649 650 651 652 654 657 658 661 662 663 664 665 Duncan ...................... Grove Spring ............ Advance .................... Barnett ...................... Stoutsville ................. LaRussell .................. Blodgett .................... Cottonwood Point ..... Cole Camp ................ Bado .......................... Bosworth ................... Flat River .................. Morehouse ................ Strasburg .................. Craig ......................... Pomona ..................... Centertown ............... Mercer ....................... Fairview .................... Neelyville .................. Wallace ...................... Mendon ..................... Moundville ................ St. Louis .................... Steele ........................ Tuscumbia ................ Weaubleau ................ St. Louis .................... Jennings ................... St. Louis .................... Kansas City .............. Grain Valley .............. Clarkton .................... Clever ........................ Noel ........................... Elmer ........................ Clayton ..................... Parma ....................... Cleveland .................. St. Louis .................... St. Louis .................... Florissant .................. Creve Coeur .............. University City ......... Clarence .................... Kansas City .............. Aldrich ...................... Wardell ......................

Town Webster ................. Wright ................... Stoddard ............... Morgan .................. Monroe .................. Jasper .................... Scott ...................... Pemiscot ................ Benton ................... Texas ..................... Carroll ................... St. Francois ........... New Madrid .......... Cass ....................... Holt ....................... Howell ................... Cole ....................... Mercer ................... Newton .................. Butler .................... Buchanan .............. Chariton ................ Vernon ................... City of St. Louis .... Pemiscot ................ Miller ..................... Hickory .................. St. Louis ................ St. Louis ................ St. Louis ................ Jackson ................. Jackson ................. Dunklin ................. Christian ............... McDonald .............. Macon .................... St. Louis ................ New Madrid .......... Cass ....................... City of St. Louis .... City of St. Louis .... St. Louis ................ St. Louis ................ City of St. Louis .... Shelby ................... Jackson ................. Polk ....................... Pemiscott ..............

County Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri .....

State Sept. 26, 1907 .................................... Sept. 26, 1907 .................................... Sept. 26, 1907 .................................... Sept. 26, 1907 .................................... Sept. 26, 1907 .................................... Sept. 21, 1921 .................................... Oct. 17, 1907 ...................................... Sept. 30, 1908 .................................... Oct. 28, 1926 ...................................... Oct. 2, 1913 ........................................ Sept. 13, 1908 .................................... Sept. 30, 1908 .................................... Sept. 20, 1909 .................................... Sept. 29, 1909 .................................... Sept. 29, 1909 .................................... Sept. 28, 1910 .................................... Sept. 28, 1910 .................................... Sept. 28, 1911 .................................... Sept. 5, 1912 ...................................... May 29, 1912 ..................................... Oct. 2, 1913 ........................................ Oct. 28, 1925 ...................................... Oct. 2, 1913 ........................................ Oct. 2, 1913 ........................................ Oct. 1, 1914 ........................................ Oct. 1, 1914 ........................................ Oct. 1, 1914 ........................................ Sept. 29, 1915 .................................... Sept. 21, 1916 .................................... Sept. 21, 1916 .................................... April 19, 1916 .................................... Sept. 21, 1916 .................................... Dec. 15, 1948 ..................................... Sept. 18, 1918 .................................... Sept. 22, 1920 .................................... Sept. 22, 1920 .................................... Sept. 22, 1920 .................................... Sept. 22, 1920 .................................... Sept. 22, 1920 .................................... Sept. 21, 1921 .................................... Sept. 21, 1921 .................................... Oct. 5, 1921 ........................................ Sept. 21, 1921 .................................... Oct. 17, 1923 ...................................... Oct. 22, 1924 ...................................... Nov. 12, 2001 ..................................... Oct. 26, 1927 ...................................... Sept. 2, 1951 ......................................

Date of Charter Changed to “Grove Spring No. 589,” 1913 United with Joppa No. 411, Dec. 24, 1949 Consol. with Lakeville No. 489, Aug. 19, 2004 Consol. with Ionia No. 381, Nov. 12, 2001 Arrested Sept. 1920, by J. C. Garrell, G.M. Consol. with Sarcoxie No. 293, Oct. 19, 1982 United with Morley No. 184, Dec. 25, 1944 Arrested Sept. 1915, by T. W. Cotton, G.M. Consol. with Shawnee No. 653, Dec. 22, 1992 Consol. with Texas No. 177, Sept. 5, 1925 Consol. with Hale City No. 216, March 20, 1995 Consol. with Elvins-Ionic No. 154, May 18, 1987 Consol. with Sikeston No. 310, May 19, 1994 United with Jewell No. 480, Dec. 14, 1934 Consol. with Mound City No. 294, Feb. 28, 1989 Consol. with Mt. Zion No. 327, April 16, 1917 Consol. with Russellville No. 90, April 13, 1973 Arrested 1936, by J. W. Skelly, G.M. United with Comfort No. 533, Apr. 9, 1932 Consol. with Poplar Bluff No. 209, Nov. 11, 1930 Surrendered Charter, June 19, 1937 Consol. with Warren No. 74, July 1, 2004 Surrendered May 2, 1925 Consol. with Meridian No. 2, Oct. 11, 1973 Consol. with Caruthersville No. 461, Dec. 17, 1985 Consol. with Ionia No. 381, Aug. 21, 1923 Surrendered Sept. 17, 1927 Consol. with Clayton 601, July 12, 1990 Consol. with Ferguson-Berkeley, May 6, 1999 Consol. with Keystone-Trinity No. 243, Feb. 17, 1988 Consol. with Sheffield No. 625, July 28, 1994 Consol. with Blue Springs No. 337, Sept. 5, 2002 Consol. with Kennett No. 68, July 24, 2003 United with Billings No. 379, Feb. 10, 1938 Consol. with Anderson No. 621, Dec. 14, 1983 Forfeited Charter, Dec. 21, 1971 Consol. with Clayton No. 601, July 3, 1981 Consol. with Malden No. 406, Oct. 11, 1977 Consol. with Grand River No. 276, Nov. 21, 1996 Consol. with Webster Groves No. 84, July 15, 1983 Consol. with Missouri No. 1, April 19, 1975 Consol. with Mizpah Mt. Moriah No. 40, May 25, 2000 Consol. with Webster Groves No. 84, Nov. 26, 1991 Consol. with Aurora No. 267, April 3, 1984 Consol. with Censer No. 172, Sept. 14, 1998 Consol. with Heroine No. 104, Nov. 12, 2001 Surrendered Oct. 16, 1961 Consol. with Odom No. 671, April 7, 1988

Remarks

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821—Continued

226 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2006


Name of Lodge

Lilbourn .................... Berkely ..................... Crestwood ................. Viburnam ................. Lewis and Clark ....... Harry S. Truman ......

No.

666 667 669 676 677 679 Lilbourn .................... Ferguson ................... Crestwood ................. Viburnam .................. St. John ..................... Grandview ................

Town New Madrid .......... St. Louis ................ St. Louis ................ Iron ........................ St. Louis ................ Jackson .................

County Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri ..... Missouri .....

State Sept. 30, 1932 .................................... Sept. 29, 1953 .................................... Sept. 27, 1961 .................................... Feb. 1, 1980 ....................................... Sept. 28, 1987 .................................... Sept. 25, 1991 ....................................

Date of Charter Consol. with New Madrid No. 429, Oct. 10, 1983 Consol. with Ferguson No. 542, Sept. 11, 1998 Consol. with Crestwood-Anchor No. 443, April 23, 1992 Consol. with Lebanon No. 77, Aug. 5, 2000 Consol. with Florissant No. 668, Dec. 11, 1995 Consol. with Summit No. 263, Sept. 17, 2002

Remarks

ROLL OF “DEAD LODGES” UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ORGANIZED 1821—Continued

2006 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 227


TO MISSOURI Post Office

FROM MISSOURI GRAND LODGE Grand Representative Post Office

Fielding A. Poe ...................................... Florissant ........................................... Alabama .......................... Horace Hampton .................................................. Fairfield Thomas K. McGuire, Jr. ....................... Springfield ............................................ Alaska ............................ Stanley R. Foulke ................................................. — Daniel R. Quesenberry ......................... Raytown ............................................... Alberta ............................ Douglas A. Sherns ................................................ — Robert J. Crede ..................................... Jefferson City .................................... Argentina ......................... Henry Burkhead ................................................... Villa Dominico William H. Chapman ............................ Webster Groves ................................... Arizona ........................... Jack P. Turner ....................................................... Chandler Bruce R. Austin ..................................... Charlston ............................................ Arkansas .......................... Jack Stockburger .................................................. Winslow Gus O. Nations ...................................... St. Louis ............................................... Austria ............................ Dr. Leo Kandel ...................................................... Wien, 1, Dorotheergasse 12 K. Roger Pennel .................................... Fairfax ................................................. Belgium ........................... Bernard Clarinval ................................................ Brussels John Hess .............................................. Liberty .............................................. Brazil-Acre ......................................................................................................... Dale C. Motter ...................................... Kirksville ......................................... Brazil-Algoss ....................... Isaac Samuel De Carval Ho Nacimento .............. Maceio Frank P. Wilfley, Jr. .............................. Laddonia ...................................... Brazil-Amazonas .................... Renan Correa Peixoto ........................................... Mansus-AM Thomas H. McCrackin, III ................... St. Louis .......................................... Brazil-Bahia ....................... Joso Antonio de Souza Filmo ............................... Itapetininga Bob L. Detherow ................................... Springfield ...................................... Brazil-Brasilia ...................... Jesus Navaez DaSilva .......................................... Brasilia Robert M. Fenlon .................................. Mexico ............................................. Brazil-Ceara ....................... Jose Aroujo DeVasconcelos ................................... Carnell Cutbirth ................................... Galena ...................................... Brazil-Espirito Santo ................ Ademir Carletti .................................................... Arlie Hall .............................................. Pineville .......................................... Brazil-Goias ........................ Osman Furtado ..................................................... Goiania Larry F. Barriner .................................. St. Louis ..................................... Brazil-Mato Grosso .................. Bartholomeu Augusto de Vasconcellos Dias ........ Cuiaba Larry Albright ....................................... Webb City ............................. Brazil-Mato Grosso do Sul ............ Walter Rossi .......................................................... Teddie E. Harrison ............................... Independence ........................... Brazil-Rio de Janeiro ................ Ulysses U. Bittencourt .......................................... Rio de Janeiro Richard Harrison .................................. Independence ....................... Brazil-Rio Grand do Norte ............ Waldisar Queiroga e Silva .................................... Natal I. Marion W. Dey ................................... Columbia ............................... Brazil-Rio Grande do Sul ............. Valnyr Goulart Jacques ........................................ Rio Grande do Sul Claud F. Stephens ................................. Advance ..................................... Brazil-Minas Gerais ................. Ronaldo Braga ...................................................... Belo Horizonte Gary K. Brown ...................................... Rich Hill ....................................... Brazil-Maranhao .................... Joaquim Elids Fiho ............................................... Dean E. Latimer ................................... Marshall ........................................... Brazil-Para ........................ Jorge H.S. DeMatos .............................................. Para W. Marion Luna .................................... Piedmont ........................................ Brazil-Parana ...................... Arnaldo Mazza, Jr. ................................................ Dennis C. McGuire ............................... Farmington .................................... Brazil-Paraiba ....................................................................................................... Rex M. Williams .................................... Rogersville .................................. Brazil-Pernambuco .................. Fernando Pinto de Araujo .................................... Recife, Pernambuco Joseph E. Manson ................................. Keytesville ........................................ Brazil-Piaui ......................................................................................................... Matthew W. Cobban ............................. Springfield .................................... Brazil-Rondonia .................... Cyrillo Lepoldo Carva Lhode Silva Neves ........... Porta Velho Gary J. Barron ...................................... Kansas City ................................... Brazil-Roraima ..................... Ivonisio Damasceno .............................................. Lacerda Robert L. Harder .................................. St. Louis .................................. Brazil-Santa Catarina ............... Djalma Ouriques .................................................. Santa Catarina ....................................................................................................................... Brazil-Sao Paulo .................... Erasmo Figuerira Chaves .................................... Sao Paulo Joe W. Johnson ...................................... St. Louis ......................................... Brazil-Sergipe ....................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................... Brazil-Tocantions .................................................................................................... Earl K. Dille .......................................... Kirkwood ..................................... British Columbia .................... H. Nordan James A. Noland, Jr. ............................. Osage Beach ........................................ Canada ............................ John V. Lawer ....................................................... Islington, Ontario John W. Wetzel ...................................... Louisiana ............................................... Chile ............................. Alfredo E. Bawden ................................................ — Robert M. Barrett ................................. Kirksville ............................................... China ............................. J.H. Morre, III ....................................................... Taiwan Randall J. Jones .................................... Rogersville .......................................... Colorado ........................... Charles B. McCulloh ............................................. Craig George A. Jursch ................................... Belton ..................................... Columbia-Barranguilla ................................................................................................ Laymon A. Allgood ................................ Cape Girardeau .......................... Columbia-Bogata ................... Victor Rojas Aguilar ............................................. Bogata Harry Gershensen, Jr. .......................... St. Louis ................................... Columbia-Cartagena ................. Carloe Steer Luna ................................................ Magangue (Bolivar)

Grand Representative

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES TO AND FROM THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 228 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2006


TO MISSOURI Post Office

FROM MISSOURI GRAND LODGE Grand Representative Post Office

Freddie Adams ...................................... Marshall ........................................... Connecticut ........................ Carl E. Aspland, Jr. ......................................................................... East Hampton John L. House ....................................... Mansfield ........................................... Costa Rica ......................... Augusto Beckford-Bright ..................................... San José George E. Winslow ................................ Capitola, CA .......................................... Cuba .............................. Emilio Soto George ............................................... Havanna Richard W. Allgood ................................ Cape Girardeau ............................ Czech Republic Billy J. Beatty ....................................... Brighton ............................................. D’Andora Walker L. Walker .................................. Neosho ................................................ Delaware .......................... James E. Turner Edward B. McInteer ............................. Marshall ............................................. Denmark .......................... Soren Nielson ........................................................ Copenhagan Stanton T. Brown .................................. Buckner ..................................... District of Columbia ................. Bill F. Greschel. ..................................................... Reston, Virginia Edwin W. Parker ................................... Neosho ....................................... Dominican Republic ................. Hector B. Penson Lawrence N. Weenick ........................... St. Louis .............................................. Ecuador P. Vincent Kinkead ............................... Farmington ...................................... El Salvador ........................ Francisco Javier Moreno ...................................... Santa Ana Ronald D. Miller ................................... Columbia ............................................. England ........................... The Earl of Eglinton and Winton ........................ London Elmer E. Revelle ................................... Ellisville .............................................. Finland ........................... Olli Miettinen ....................................................... Turku John Nations ......................................... St. Louis ............................................... Florida ............................ Thomas Earl Embree ........................................... Casselberry Clay Earl Emerson Thompson ............. Richmond ....................................... France (Natl.) ...................... W.H. Robinson ....................................................... Dover William J. Bowser ................................. St. Joseph ............................................. Gabon ............................. Albert Chavihot .................................................... Libreville D. Robert Downey ................................. St. Louis .............................................. Georgia ........................... Thomas L. Blanton William Webb Edwards ........................ Branson ................................................ Greece ............................ P. Argyropoulos ..................................................... Athens James D. Sutton .................................... Piedmont ........................................... Guatemala ......................... Thomas V. Contreras ............................................ Guatemala City Barney Douglas .................................... Gainesville ................................ Haiti (Grand Orient) Jeffrey O. Nations ................................. St. Louis ............................................... Hawaii Leslie E. Denney ................................... St. Louis ............................................. Honduras .......................... Peter Frohmader .................................................. San Pedro Sula ............................................................................................................................. Hungary Albert G. Tindall ................................................................................................... Iceland ............................ Arni Kr. Thorsteinsson ......................................... Rey Kjavik Dennis L. Hammack .............................................................................................. Idaho ............................. Clarence D. Parkhiser .......................................... Nezperce Frank P. Lesinski, Sr. ........................... Union .................................................... Illinois ............................ Charles Bond ........................................................ Rushville Marvin Davis ........................................ Bonne Terre ........................................... India ............................. Girish Shastri ....................................................... Bombay Danny Ferguson ................................... Calhoun .................................................. Iran .............................. Mohammed Gholi Ghavan Daniel F. Cole ........................................ St. Louis .............................................. Indiana ........................... Richard C. Thistle ................................................. Huntington Ronald P. Krueger ................................. St. Louis ............................................... Ireland ............................ Victor Scott Randall M. Berger ................................ St. Louis ................................................ Israel ............................. Daniel Doran ........................................................ Tel-Aviv Frederich M. Woodruff ......................... St. Louis .................................... Italy (Grand Orient) ................. Adriana Villate ..................................................... Ferrara Paul B. Tobias ....................................... Chesterfield ........................................... Japan ............................. Masato Imamura J. Morgan Donelson .............................. Princeton .............................................. Kansas ............................ Clifford D. Knauss ................................................ Halstead William J. Hill ....................................... Kansas City ........................................ Kentucky .......................... Chris Stout Robert E. Hardester ............................. St. Louis ............................................. Louisiana .......................... Murray C. House Vern H. Schneider ................................ St. Louis .......................................... Luxembourg ....................... Prosper Schroeder ................................................ Bonnevoice Ronald Bollinger ................................... St. Louis ................................................ Maine ............................. Wayne T. Adams Richard Smith ....................................... St. Louis ............................................. Manitoba .......................... Thomas Sidebottom .............................................. Winnipeg Thomas C. Warden ............................... Owensville .......................................... Maryland .......................... Walter W. Conway ................................................. Baltimore Robert R. Bradshaw ............................. Boonville ......................................... Massachusetts ...................... Alan Haig Jelalian ................................................ Boston Hoyt Young ............................................ Roach ........................................ Mexico-Benito Juarez ................ Tomas Guera ......................................................... Torreon, Coahuila Bob E. Gowin ........................................ Independence ................................ Mexico-Cosmos ..................... Antonio Hernandez .............................................. Chihuahua, Mexico Ralph P. Bunnell ................................... Kansas City .................................. Mexico-El Potosi .................... Alvaro Rodriguez Rodriguez ................................ San Luis Potosi, Mexico Donald E. Baker ................................... Branson ..................................... Mexico-Nueva Leon ................. Benito M. Flores ................................................... Monterrey

Grand Representative

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES TO AND FROM THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI - (Continued) 2006 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 229


TO MISSOURI Post Office

FROM MISSOURI GRAND LODGE Grand Representative Post Office

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

*1 Does Not participate in the Grand Representative exchange.

Fred S. Livingston ................................ Rogersville .......................... Mexico-Occidental Mexicana .......... Salvador Manuel Floresllmas ..................................................................................................................... Mexico-Tamaulipas .................. Amado Abrego V ................................................... Reynosa Tamaulipas .................................................................................................................. Mexico-Valle de Mexico ............... Lic Valention Rincon ............................................ Artes Num. 53, Mexico, D.F. Sheldon H. Snitz ................................... Overland Park, KS ........................... Mexico-York ........................ Fred W. Von Son .................................................... Mexico, D.F. Edwin L. Smith ..................................... Marceline ........................................... Michigan .......................... Alan Barr J.C. Montgomery, Jr. ............................. St. Louis ............................................ Minnesota ......................... Henry R. Van Geest .............................................. Brainerd Jeffrey D. Lee ........................................ Rogersville ......................................... Mississippi ......................... Van Aubrey Evans ................................................ Clinton Robert D. Jenkins ................................. Kansas City ........................................ Montana .......................... Donald W. Schenck ............................................... Helena Don D. Adams ........................................................................................... Morocco (Kingdom of) William R. Robbins ............................... Trenton ............................................... Nebraska .......................... Jerry L. Rittenburg Gail Turner ........................................... Brookfield ........................................ Netherlands M. Robert Berger .................................. Grandview ........................................... Nevada ............................ Gerald L. Ogle ....................................................... Reno Robert L. Wright ................................... St. Joseph ...................................... New Brunswick ..................... Earl I. Murrary David H. Lewis ..................................... St. Louis ....................................... New Hampshire .................... David G. Thompson .............................................. Hudson Elmer Copeland .................................... Bowling Green ................................. New Jersey ........................ William J. Brierley ................................................ Burlington Brent Motter ......................................... Kirksville ....................................... New Mexico *1 Rev. Billy R. Potter ............................... California .................................... New South Wales ................... H.M.A. (Murray) Bell ........................................... Chatswood ............................................................................................................................. New York .......................... Harris Mandel Elvis A. Mooney .................................... Bloomfield ....................................... New Zealand ....................... E. Bryan Scott ....................................................... Wellington Jack N. Matthews ................................. Jefferson City .................................... Nicaragua David Eldon Turnbull .......................... Troy ............................................... North Carolina ..................... Ray M. Comer ....................................................... Raleigh Blair C. Mayford ................................... St. Peters ........................................ North Dakota ...................... R. Gail Hodgins ..................................................... Sarles Donald E. Scott ..................................... Independence ................................... Nova Scotia ........................ Roy Allister ........................................................... Rideout Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. .......................... St. Louis .............................................. Norway ........................... Erik-John Schelbred ............................................. Sandefjord Rocky E. Weaver. .................................. Buckner .................................................. Ohio .............................. Omer D. Barkalow D. Eugene Wisner ................................. Blue Springs ...................................... Oklahoma ......................... Fred Lowry ............................................................ Tulsa Thomas L. Osborn ................................ Odessa .................................................. Oregon ............................ John W. Wood ........................................................ Heppner Stanton T. Brown .................................. Buckner ............................................... Panama Marvin C. Mendenhall ......................... Liberty .................................................... Peru .............................. Miguel Noblecilla Vargus ..................................... Lima Norman D. Johnson .............................. Carthage ...................................... Philippine Islands ................... Raymundo N. Beltran ........................................... Manila William H. Wisbrock ............................. St. Louis ........................................... Puerto Rico ........................ Jose D. Martinez Tom T. Perkins ...................................... Rocheport ............................................ Portugal Brent Motter ......................................... Kirksville .................................. Prince Edward Island ................ Albert Edward Lavers .......................................... Charlottown D. Dean Rowe ........................................ Seymour ............................................... Quebec ............................ Fred Gilman Matthew L. Quesenberry ..................... Raytown ........................................... Queensland ........................ R.E. McNaught ..................................................... Toogootawah Marvin G. Shull .................................... Kansas city ...................................... Rhode Island ....................... Norman P. Jehan .................................................. North Sciutate ............................................................................................................................. Romania Richard L. Thompson ........................... Dearborn ........................................ Saskatchewan ...................... John L. Green ....................................................... Regina .............................................................................................................................. Senegal .............................................................................................................................. Scotland ........................... Barry M. Nutley Zelwin Eaton ......................................... Kirksville .............................................. Sinaloa H. Ray McKenzie .................................. Hallsville ............................................... Spain ............................. Fernando Robaina Gonzalez ................................ Barcelona Steven I. Toybes .................................... St. Louis ........................................ South Australia ..................... J.W. Johns ............................................................. 63 Windsor Ave., Woodville Pk, S. Aus. Joseph S. VanDolah .............................. Lee’s Summit ................................ South Carolina ..................... Bobby R. Faulkner ................................................ Summerville Ronald D. Jones .................................... Chesterfield .................................... South Dakota ...................... Joe A. Minyard ...................................................... Sioux Falls Gordon E. Hopkins ............................... St. Joseph ........................................ South Africa ........................ W.H. Ahrens

Grand Representative

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES TO AND FROM THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI - (Continued) 230 2006


TO MISSOURI Post Office

FROM MISSOURI GRAND LODGE Grand Representative Post Office

Gordon E. Hopkins, Jr. ......................... St. Joseph ............................................ Sweden ........................... Ulf Von Feilitzen ................................................... Solna John W. Mayo ........................................ St. Joseph ........................................ Swiss Alpina ....................... Jean Huguet Elvis Winchester ................................... Union .................................................. Tasmania .......................... R.C. Kearney ......................................................... Hobart Glenn E. Means .................................... Blue Springs ...................................... Tennessee ......................... Bristol Myers Roberts Frederick A. Troxel, Jr. ......................... Blue Springs .......................................... Texas ............................. Robert Walker ....................................................... Port Arthur Terry C. Alexander ............................... Milan ............................................ The Netherlands .................... A. Th. ten Houten ....................................................................................................................... Tojo-West Africa Harold J. Richardson ............................ Bonne Terre .......................................... Turkey Gus O. Nations ...................................... St. Louis .......................... United Grand Lodge of Germany ....... Wolfgang Vogel ...................................................... Frankfurt am Main J. Steve Dodson .................................................................................................... Uruguay David W. Haywood ................................ Fenton ..................................................... Utah .............................. John R. Pendleton ................................................. Ogden Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr. ......................... Fulton ................................................ Venezuela Jimmie Lee Moreland .......................... Seneca ................................................. Vermont ........................... Donald P. Hyde Ronald E. Wood, Jr. ............................... St. Joseph ................................... Victoria (Australia) .................. E. Holst Jimmie D. Lee ....................................... Springfield ........................................... Virginia ........................... Charles W. Thompson ........................................... Alexandris James E. Snavely .................................. Farmington ...................................... Washington ........................ Milton R. Benson .................................................. Seattle Donald E. McGuire ............................... Farmington ................................. Western Australia Walter E. Aytes ..................................... Cuba ................................................ West Virginia ....................... John E. Hall .......................................................... Peterstown Larry C. Reynolds ................................. Rogersville ......................................... Wisconsin ......................... Harold R. McDonough Donald H. Roller ................................... Sparta ......................................... Yugoslavia-Regular

Grand Representative

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES TO AND FROM THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI - (Continued) 2006 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 231


105 126 171 210 237 349 366 540

35 ...................................... Mercer 97 ................................... Bethany 106 .................................. Gallatin 111 .................................. Trenton 564 .............................. Jamesport

Adair .................... Sullivan ................ Putnam ................ Putnam ................ Macon ................... Sullivan ................ Adair .................... Sullivan ................

Mercer .................. Harrison ............... Daviess ................. Grundy ................. Daviess .................

............................... Kirksville .................................. Seaman ................................. Hartford .............................. Unionville .................................. LaPlata .................................... Pollock ...................................... Adair ................................. Winigan

16 .................................. Memphis 168 .................................... Colony 291 ..................................... Edina 380 ............................. Queen City 414 ............................ Greensburg 427 ............................... Glenwood 635 ................................ Greentop

Scotland ............... Knox ..................... Knox ..................... Schuyler ............... Knox ..................... Schuyler ............... Schuyler ...............

Lodge

18 ................................... Palmyra 28 .................................. St. John’s 58 ................................ Monticello 188 ................................ Hannibal 222 .................................. La Belle 287 ....................................... Craft 370 ........................ Williamstown 588 ...................... St. Francisville

No.

Marion .................. Marion .................. Lewis .................... Marion .................. Lewis .................... Lewis .................... Lewis .................... Clark ....................

County

Princeton ....................... Bethany ......................... Gallatin ......................... Trenton ......................... Jamesport .....................

Kirksville ...................... Milan ............................. Hartford ........................ Hartford ........................ La Plata ........................ Pollock ........................... Kirksville ...................... Winigan .........................

Memphis ....................... Colony ........................... Edina ............................. Queen City .................... Baring ........................... Glenwood ...................... Greentop .......................

Palmyra ......................... Hannibal ....................... Monticello ..................... Hannibal ....................... La Belle ......................... Canton ........................... Williamstown ................ Wayland ........................

Location

2414 N. East St., Kirksville, MO 63501 ......................................................... PO Box 266, Milan, MO 63556 ....................................................................... 16705 State Hwy 149, Livonia, MO 63551 .................................................... 17209 Hickory Ct., Unionville, MO 63565 ..................................................... 2243 Flagpole Ave., La Plata, MO 63549 ....................................................... 11277 Hwy B, Unionville, MO 63565 ............................................................. 19341 Orrick Trail, Kirksville, MO 63501 ..................................................... PO Box 5, Winigan, MO 63566 .......................................................................

Karl Schroeder .......................... Dan Daniel ................................ Daniel McCann .......................... Larry T. Odom ........................... Doyle C. Kime ............................

804 Oak Street, Princeton, MO 64673 ........................................................... 1101 N. 25th St., Bethany, MO 64424 ............................................................ 101 Rocky Rd, Gallatin, MO 64640 ................................................................ 415 East 7th St, Trenton, MO 64683 ............................................................. 23774 State Hwy. 190, Jamesport, MO 64648 ...............................................

FOURTH DISTRICT

David D. Powell ......................... Robert W. Wilson ....................... Donald Noland .......................... Bryan W. Newman ..................... Richard D. Burns ..................... 1 William Schnelle ....................... Kelley Snipes ............................. Wayne D. Smith .........................

THIRD DISTRICT

RT 1 Box 111R, Downing, MO 63536 ............................................................. RR 1 Box 63 A, Rutledge, MO 63563 .............................................................. 606 E. Morgan, Edina, MO 63537 .................................................................. Rt 1 Box 49, Queen City, MO 63561 ............................................................... 2203 Crestline, Kirksville, MO 63501 ............................................................ RR 2 Box 1-C, Lancaster, MO 63548 .............................................................. 21 Overbrook Dr., Kirksville, MO 63501 ........................................................

SECOND DISTRICT Eric Anders ................................ Gary G. Gooch ............................ Clinton Kline ............................. W.R. Johns ................................. John Witte ................................. Melvin Lancaster ...................... David B. Shoush ........................

Address 4042 Hwy 168,Palmyra, MO 63461 ............................................................... 51741 Big Creek Ln, Hannibal, MO 63401 .................................................... 122 W Main, Lewistown, MO 63452 .............................................................. 432 Head Lane, Hannibal, MO 63401 ............................................................ 213 S. Third St., La Belle, MO 63447 ............................................................. 1008 College St., Canton, MO 63435 ............................................................. 12 Janney Circle, Canton, MO 63435 ............................................................ RR 3 Box 26, Kahoka, MO 63445 ...................................................................

FIRST DISTRICT

James E. Yarbrough .................. Thomas Ruhl ............................. Charles L. Arnold ...................... David Ward ................................ David E. Bradley ....................... Paul Rathbun ............................ VirgilWelker .............................. Shawn McAfee ...........................

Secretary Name

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

Chartered

2nd & 4th Sundays, 7:00 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 8:00 PM

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM 3rd Monday, 7:30 PM 1st Friday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:00 PM 1st Tuesday 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 PM 2nd Tuesday

1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM

6/9/1853 5/25/1854 10/16/1879 5/9/1850 10/19/1898

5/26/1864 5/28/1858 5/30/1857 5/30/1861 6/22/1866 1/16/1884 10/13/1881 10/17/1889

5/6/1852 5/26/1864 10/15/1868 10/13/1871 10/13/1871 10/16/1873 10/22/24

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 07:30 PM 4/25/1831 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 10/14/1839 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/12/1842 1st & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 5/28/1859 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/11/1888 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 10/15/1868 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/13/1870 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 9/26/07

232 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2006


Lloyd F. Waller ........................... Larry E. Carr ............................. Donald Schaeffer ....................... Leroy Salmon ............................ Paul Kelley ................................ Harold Chilcoat ......................... Ronald E. Wood, Jr. ................... Kenny Ruff ................................ Marcus Tyrell ............................ Jerry Davidson ..........................

St. Joseph ...................... Fillmore ......................... Forest City .................... St. Joseph ...................... Rushville ....................... St. Joseph ...................... St. Joseph ...................... St. Joseph ...................... St. Joseph ...................... Cosby .............................

78 ................................. St. Joseph 138 ................................... Lincoln 139 ................................... Oregon 189 .............................. Zeredatha 238 ................................ Rushville 269 ........................... Brotherhood 331 ................................... Charity 376 ................................ King Hill 508 .................................... Saxton 600 ..................................... Cosby

Buchanan ............. Andrew ................. Holt ...................... Buchanan ............. Buchanan ............. Buchanan ............. Buchanan ............. Buchanan ............. Buchanan ............. Andrew .................

Meeting Days

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st &3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM

3rd Monday, 8:00 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 3rd Monday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, :00 PM * 8:00 3424 Nickell Dr., St. Joseph, MO 64506 ......................................................... 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 8187 County Rd 58, Savannah, MO 64485 .................................................... 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM PO Box 145, Forest City, MO 64450 ................................................................ 2nd Monday, 7:30 PM 2933 Cook Rd, St. Joseph, MO 64506 ............................................................. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 102 Main, Rushville, MO 64484 ..................................................................... 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 1615 Buckingham St., St. Joseph, MO 64506 ................................................ 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM PO Box 8306, St. Joseph, MO 64508 .............................................................. 2nd & 4th Mondays 3122 Mitchell, St. Joseph, MO 64507 ............................................................. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2507 Felix St, St. Joseph, MO 64501 .............................................................. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 3720 B Woodlawn Terr., St. Joseph, MO 64506 ............................................. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM

SEVENTH DISTRICT

Rt 2 Box 41-F, Maryville, MO 64468 .............................................................. PO Box 86, Rockport, MO 64482 .................................................................... 1260 W Crestview Dr, Maryville, MO 64468 ................................................. 406 N Broadway, Fairfax, MO 64446 ............................................................. 610 E. 14th, Maryville, MO 64468 .................................................................

SIXTH DISTRICT Larry Logsdon ........................... Scott Melvin ............................... Larlin Slagle .............................. Eugene Bradfield ...................... Rick Carter ................................

Address PO Box 250, Grant City, MO 64456 ............................................................... RR 2 Box 67, Sheridan, MO 64486 ................................................................. 4456 285 Street, Stanberry, MO 64489 .......................................................... 501 S Hundley, Albany, MO 64402 ................................................................. PO Box 98, Grant City, MO 64456 ................................................................. 409 South 3rd, King City, MO 64463 .............................................................

FIFTH DISTRICT

Robert D. Hull ........................... Gary E, James ........................... Archie L. Thomas ...................... Daniel Woody ............................. Wilbur T. Osborne ..................... Jackson C. Spiking ....................

Secretary Name

Agency ........................... Thomas Perry ............................ 14316 Anchor Ave, Liberty, MO 64068 ........................................................... Savannah ...................... David Ingersoll .......................... 310 S 14th St, Savannah, MO 64485 .............................................................

Hopkins ......................... Rock Port ....................... Maryville ....................... Fairfax ........................... Maryville .......................

Grant City ..................... Sheridan ....................... Stanberry ...................... Albany ........................... Grant City ..................... King City .......................

Location

Buchanan ............. 10 ..................................... Agency Andrew ................. 71 ................................. Savannah

50 ........................................ Xenia 157 ............................. North Star 470 ................................ Nodaway 483 ................................... Fairfax 511 ............................... Skidmore

Nodaway .............. Atchison ............... Nodaway .............. Atchison ............... Nodaway ..............

Lodge

66 ............................... Grant City 88 ................................... Defiance 109 ............................... Stanberry 127 .................................... Athens 198 .............................. Allensville 377 ......................... Ancient Craft

No.

Worth ................... Worth ................... Gentry .................. Gentry .................. Worth ................... Gentry ..................

County

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Chartered

10/14/1846 6/2/1866 5/31/1855 5/28/1859 5/26/1865 10/19/22 10/13/1870 10/13/1870 10/12/1882 9/30/08

6/1/1866 10/28/1844

6/2/1866 5/29/1856 10/17/1873 10/15/1874 10/12/1882

10/10/1894 10/17/1878 10/17/1878 5/8/1851 5/30/1860 10/13/1871

2006 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 233


89 ............................... Friendship 224 ................................ Hamilton 232 ........................................ Polo 334 ......................... Breckenridge 539 ...................................... Dawn

38 ....................................... Callao 82 .................................... Jackson 86 ................................ Brookfield 172 .................................... Censer 228 ................................. Shelbina 481 ............................... Marceline

Livingston ............ Caldwell ............... Caldwell ............... Caldwell ............... Livingston ............

Macon ................... Linn ...................... Linn ...................... Macon ................... Shelby .................. Linn ......................

Lodge

15 ........................... Western Star 37 .............................. Continental 162 ............................. Whitesville 308 ................................... Parrott

No.

Daviess ................. DeKalb ................. Andrew ................. DeKalb .................

County

Callao ............................ Linneus ......................... Brookfield ..................... Macon ............................ Shelbina ........................ Marceline ......................

Chillicothe ..................... Hamilton ....................... Polo ................................ Breckenridge ................. Dawn .............................

Winston ......................... Stewartsville ................. Whitesville .................... Maysville .......................

Location

819 Polk St., Chillicothe, MO 64601 .............................................................. 1750 NE Puckett Rd, Hamilton, MO 64644 ................................................... PO Box 66, Kidder, MO 64649 ........................................................................ 9750 NE Blair Rd, Breckenridge, MO 64625 ................................................. PO Box 124, Dawn, MO 64638 .......................................................................

Gerald E. Thomas ...................... George Teeter ............................ Bob R. O’Dell ............................. Ronald L. Perkins ...................... Michael L. Dodd ........................ Kenneth Jay ..............................

31249 Flamingo Rd., Callao, MO 63534 ........................................................ 28603 Katy Dr, Brookfield, MO 64628 ........................................................... 24238 Hwy U, Bucklin, MO 64631 ................................................................. 1418 Rosewood Terrace, Macon, MO 63552 ................................................... 7659 Hwy AA, Shelbina, MO 63468 ............................................................... 29802 Jasmine Rd, Brookfield, MO 64628 .....................................................

TENTH DISTRICT

James T. Henley ........................ Darrell Schubert ....................... Dave Swafford ........................... George R. Johnston, Jr. ............. W.D. Wood ..................................

Address 11005 185th St, Pattonsburg, MO 64670 ....................................................... 1426 Loveland Dr, Stewartsville, MO 64490 ................................................. PO Box 524, Oregon, MO 64473 ..................................................................... 3353 NE Hebron Rd, Maysville, MO 64469 ...................................................

NINTH DISTRICT

Bob G. Sutton ............................ David Myers .............................. David Lancey ............................. Leslie Denny ..............................

Secretary Name

EIGHTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

Chartered 6/1/1866 10/18/00 5/28/1856 10/12/1869

1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM

6/2/1866 10/15/1846 6/2/1866 10/23/03 5/29/1862 10/17/1889

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 PM 10/12/1847 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 10/19/1867 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 PM10/17/1876 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/13/1870 2nd & 4th Mondays, 8:00 PM 10/17/1889

1st & 3rd Mondays, 8:00 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM

234 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2006


19 .............................. Paris Union 48 ...................................... Fulton 60 ....................... New Bloomfield 354 ................................... Hebron 565 ................................... Tebbets 612 .................................. Mokane 660 ................................. Holliday

30 ................................ Huntsville 151 .................................... Milton 344 .................................. Moberly 486 ...................................... Cairo 527 .................................... Higbee 610 ...................................... Clark

Monroe ................. Callaway .............. Callaway .............. Audrain ................ Callaway .............. Callaway .............. Monroe .................

Randolph .............. Randolph .............. Randolph .............. Randolph .............. Randolph .............. Randolph ..............

Lodge

33 ......................................... Ralls 64 ..................................... Monroe 92 ........................... Perseverance 136 .................................. Phoenix 302 ............................. Lick Creek 491 ................................. Vandalia

No.

Ralls ..................... Monroe ................. Pike ...................... Pike ...................... Ralls ..................... Audrain ................

County

Huntsville ..................... Milton ............................ Moberly ......................... Cairo .............................. Higbee ........................... Clark .............................

Paris .............................. Fulton ............................ New Bloomfield ............ Mexico ........................... Tebbetts ......................... Mokane ......................... Holliday .........................

Center ........................... Monroe City .................. Louisiana ...................... Bowling Green .............. Perry .............................. Vandalia ........................

Location

14172 Hwy 15, Paris, MO 65275 .................................................................... 5640 Hartman Dr., Fulton, MO 65251 ........................................................... 821 S. Summit Dr., Holts Summit, MO 65043 ............................................... 909 Concordia, Mexico, MO 65265 ................................................................. 5418 State Hwy 94, Tebbetts, MO 65080 ....................................................... 4394 Twin Oaks, Fulton, MO 65251 .............................................................. 406 W. Reid St., Holliday, MO 65258 ..............................................................

Kenneth E. Redding .................. Thomas J. Marshall ................... James N. Morgan, Sr ................ . Joel C. Ridgway ......................... Mark E. Nichols ......................... James H. Patton ........................

2412 County Road 2610, Moberly, MO 65270 ................................................ 902 Gilman St, Moberly, MO 65270 ............................................................... 203 N Main, Huntsville, MO 65259 ............................................................... PO Box 65, Cairo, MO 65239 .......................................................................... 625 Gilman Rd, Moberly, MO 65270 .............................................................. 6363 Hwy P, Clark, MO 65243 .......................................................................

THIRTEENTH DISTRICT

Ed Torreyson ............................. James C. Paul ............................ James Trammell ........................ Jared A. Price ............................ Ralph M. Davis .......................... Greg Dyer .................................. David Kirtlink ...........................

Address P.O. Box 79, Center, MO 63436 ....................................................................... 1118 CR 216, Hunnewell, MO 63443 ............................................................. 1114 Georgia St, Louisiana, MO 63353 ......................................................... 17516 Hwy. F, Bowling Green, MO 63334 ...................................................... 218 E Vine St, Mexico, MO 65265 .................................................................. 54339 Audrain Co. Rd. 548, Vandalia, MO 63382 .........................................

TWELFTH DISTRICT

John Rodgers ............................. Glen Wilson ............................... Dean Thomas ............................. Martin Hanley ........................... Kenneth Brundege .................... Rennie Davis .............................

Secretary Name

ELEVENTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM

1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 3rd Monday, 7:30 PM 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM

2nd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:00 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Chartered

10/8/1840 6/11/1855 10/31/1870 10/15/1874 10/15/1885 9/28/10

3/1/1835 10/19/1842 5/25/1854 10/13/1870 10/22/02 9/28/11 10/17/23

6/9/1853 6/3/1866 10/12/1847 5/9/1851 10/15/1868 10/12/1876

2006 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 235


57 ................................. Richmond 149 ............................... Lexington 223 ......................................... Ray 364 ........................... Higginsville 444 ......................................... Ada 476 ........................... Mount Hope

31 ..................................... Liberty 62 ........................................ Vincil 113 .............................. Plattsburg 193 ............................... Angerona 207 ........................................ Clay 311 ................................. Kearney 393 ................................ Bee Hive 397 ..................................... Gower 438 ........................... Temperance 506 .................................. Lathrop

13 ............................... Rising Sun 53 ..................................... Weston 120 ................................ Compass 169 ........................ Camden Point 339 ................................... Fidelity 355 .................................. Adelphi 504 ............................. Platte City

Ray ....................... Lafayette .............. Ray ....................... Lafayette .............. .............................. Lafayette .............. ..............................

Clay ...................... Clinton ................. Clinton ................. Clay ...................... Clay ...................... .............................. Ray ....................... Clinton ................. Clay ...................... Clinton .................

Jackson ................ Platte .................... Platte .................... Platte .................... Platte .................... Platte .................... Platte ....................

Lodge

52 .................................. Wakanda 55 .............................. Arrow Rock 61 .................................... Waverly 63 ............................... Cambridge 74 ..................................... Warren 205 .............................. Trilumina 216 ............................... Hale City 217 .................................... Barbee

No.

Carroll .................. Saline ................... Lafayette .............. Saline ................... Chariton ............... Saline ................... Carroll .................. Saline ...................

County

186 Jackson, Liberty, MO 64068 .................................................................... PO Box 66, Kidder, MO 64449 ........................................................................ 113 West Grogan, Plattsburg, MO 64477 ...................................................... 8130 Southpoint Dr, Camden, MO 64017 ...................................................... 101 Colette, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 ..................................................... PO Box 495, Kearney, MO 64060 ................................................................... 20405 Tri County Line Rd, Lawson, MO 64062 ............................................ 316 Gregory Lane, Gower, MO 64454 ............................................................ 10108 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64155 ..................................................... 14689 Woods Ln., Rayville, MO 64084 ...........................................................

Jack C. DeSelms ........................ Paul J. Norman .......................... Robert L. Fry ............................. Carl E. Riddle ............................ Joseph Fontenot ........................ Bobby Irvine .............................. Marvin G. Shull .........................

1630 NE 48th Terr, Kansas City, MO 64118 .................................................. 545 Washington St, Weston, MO 64098 ......................................................... 301 NW 67th Terr, Gladstone, MO 64118 ...................................................... PO Box 116, Platte City, MO 64079 ............................................................... 3924 NE 80th Terr, Kansas City, MO 64119 .................................................. 204 Lewis St, Edgerton, MO 64444 ................................................................ 2304 NE Shady Lane Dr., Gladstone, MO 64118 ..........................................

SEVENTEENTH DISTRICT

Ronald L. Elliott ........................ David Dobbins ........................... Richard W. Duncan .................... F. Wayne Dugan ......................... Mark Harmon ............................ Patrick McGuire ........................ R.Wayne Briant ......................... David L. Maag ........................... Robert C. Gay ............................ Art Gentry .................................

Address

603 Walnut St, Richmond, MO 64085 ............................................................ 1618 South Street, Lexington, MO 64067 ...................................................... 35085 W 73rd St, Orrick, MO 64077 .............................................................. 100 W 10th St., Higginsville, MO 64037 ........................................................ 325 Floyd Rd., Orrick, MO 64077 ................................................................... 837 NW 131 Hwy, Odessa, MO 64076 ............................................................

SIXTEENTH DISTRICT

James Dunwoodie ..................... Floyd Trumbo ............................ Gary G. Foote ............................. John O. Beale ............................. Kenneth McAfee ........................ Chilton Christopher ..................

FIFTEENTH DISTRICT

Larry Potter ............................... Kenneth R. Osborn .................... Gary E. Zumalt .......................... August L. Bottom ...................... Joseph E. Manson ..................... Roland Wood .............................. Carl W. Walby ............................ Francis L. Vaught ...................... 23471 CR 341, Bosworth, MO 64623 ............................................................. Rt 4 Box 2037-A, Marshall, MO 65340 .......................................................... 107 W. Walnut, Waverly, MO 64096 ................................................................ 929 North Elm, Slater, MO 65349 .................................................................. PO Box 113, Keytesville, MO 65261 .............................................................. 1011 Mar Dr., Marshall, MO 65340 ............................................................... 18687 Hwy H, Hale, MO 64643 ...................................................................... 906 S Locust, Sweet Springs, MO 65361 .......................................................

FOURTEENTH DISTRICT Secretary Name

Meeting Days

Chartered 10/17/1842 10/11/1842 6/2/1866 6/2/1866 10/20/1845 10/19/1867 10/12/1893 10/19/1867

1st Saturday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st Monday, 7:30 PM 1st Tuesday, 7:30 PM 1st Wednesday, 7:30 PM 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 2nd Monday, 7:30 PM

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st Thursday, 8:00 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 8:00 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 3rd Thurs, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 1st Tuesday & 3rd Monday, 7:00 PM

5/6/1852 10/11/1842 5/20/1850 10/19/1867 10/13/1870 10/13/1870 10/12/1881

10/9/1840 10/19/1867 5/9/1850 5/28/1859 5/30/1861 9/26/05 10/13/1871 10/16/1872 10/16/1872 10/12/1882

3rd Monday, 7:30 PM 10/12/1842 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 6/4/1855 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 9/21/21 4th Monday, 7:30 PM 10/14/1880 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/15/1873

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd Thursday, 7:30 PM 2nd Tuesday, 7:30PM 1st Tuesday, 7:00 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 3rd Thursday, 7:30 PM

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Kansas City .................. Weston ........................... Parkville ........................ Camden Point ............... Farley ............................ Edgerton ....................... Platte City .....................

Liberty .......................... Cameron ........................ Plattsburg ..................... Missouri City ................ Excelsior Spring ........... Smithville ..................... Lawson .......................... Gower ............................ Smithville ..................... Lathrop .........................

...................... Richmond Lexington ...................... Camden ......................... Higginsville ................... Orrick ............................ Odessa ...........................

Carrollton ..................... Arrow Rock ................... Waverly ......................... Slater ............................. Keytesville .................... Marshall ........................ Hale ............................... Sweet Springs ...............

Location

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS

236 2006


54 ........................................ Index 147 ........................................ Cass 276 ........................... Grand River 450 ..................................... Belton 480 ...................................... Jewel 485 .............................. Coldwater 633 ..................................... Archie

Cass ...................... Cass ...................... Cass ...................... Cass ...................... Cass ...................... Cass ...................... Cass ...................... Garden City .................. Harrisonville ................. Freeman ........................ Belton ............................ Pleasant Hill ................. Drexel ............................ Archie ............................

Independence ................ Lees Summit ................. Independence ................ Independence ................ Blue Springs ................. Raytown ........................ Oakgrove ....................... Buckner ......................... Independence ................ Grandview ....................

76 .......................... Independence 263 .................................. Summit 305 ...................... Cecile Daylight 324 .............................. McDonald 337 .......................... Blue Springs 391 ................................. Raytown 392 ................................ Christian 501 ................................. Buckner 614 ..................... Mt. Washington 618 ............................. Grandview

................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................

1719 S. Pearl St., Independence, MO 64055 .................................................. 302 NW Shagbark, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 ............................................... 8229 NW Barrybrooke Ct., Kansas City, MO 64151 ..................................... 1403 E. Parker Ave., Independence, MO 64050 ............................................. 401 SW 21st, Blue Springs, MO 64015 .......................................................... 608 Twilight Dr, Raymore, MO 64083 ............................................................ 12417 S Al Gossett Rd, Lone Jack, MO 64070 ............................................... PO Box 230, Buckner, MO 64016 ................................................................... 215 S. Hunter, Independence, MO 64050 ....................................................... 503 Berry Ave, Belton, MO 64012 ..................................................................

Charles Pendleton ..................... Art Spencer ................................ Jon H. Seabaugh ....................... Richard C. Middleton ................ James W. Williams .................... Don Emery ................................. David E. Reiman .......................

809 Ash St, Garden City, MO 64747 .............................................................. 24909 E. 262nd St., Harrisonville, MO 64701 ............................................... 1905 East 281St. Rd., Cleveland, MO 64734 ................................................. 301 Pacific Dr., Belton, MO 64012 .................................................................. 18608 E. Hubach Hill Rd., Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 ................................... 520 N. Third, Drexel, MO 64742 ..................................................................... Rt. 2, Box 272, Adrian, MO 64720 ..................................................................

TWENTIETH DISTRICT

Ronald M. Hickey ...................... Bob Spence ................................ Thomas L. Coleman .................. Kenneth M. Fitzgerel ................ William E. Broggi, Sr. ................ Chris Harrelson ......................... James Leath .............................. Stanton T. Brown ....................... C. Keith Wilkinson .................... Charles Girten ...........................

NINETEENTH DISTRICT

Jeffrey Van Dam ........................ Lyman I. Ridgeway ................... Gus R. Egner ............................. Richard Graff ............................. Warren Weston .......................... Hugh E. Shubert ....................... Forrest Lowe .............................. Ben Allen II .............................. James W. Brewer .......................

Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson

........................... Kansas City .......................... Temple Gate ................................ Westport .................................. Ivanhoe ............................ Swope Park ................................. Sheffield ............................... East Gate ......................... Country Club ..................................... Alpha Kansas City .................. Kansas City .................. Independence ................ Kansas City .................. Kansas City .................. Kansas City .................. Kansas City .................. Kansas City .................. North Kansas City .......

Address

Meeting Days

1st Tuesday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd Monday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 3rd Monday, 8:00 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 8:00 PM

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 9:30 AM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:00 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, d-6pm, 4th -7p 4310 Holmes St, Kansas City, MO 64110 ...................................................... 2nd Monday, 7:30 PM 708 Glendale Rd., Liberty, MO 64068 ............................................................ 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 14501 E 37th St South, Independence, MO 64055 ........................................ 4th Tuesday 17800 Bolger Unit 409 B, Independence, MO 64055 ..................................... 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 303 N Howard, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 ...................................................... 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 3225 NE 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64117 ..................................................... 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 3516 Blue Ridge Cut-Off, Kansas City, MO 64133 ........................................ 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 9714 Middleton, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 .................................................... 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 1006 E 22nd Ave, North Kansas City, MO 64116 .......................................... 2nd & 4th Mondays

EIGHTEENTH DISTRICT Secretary Name

220 299 340 446 617 625 630 656 659

Location

Jackson ................ Jackson ................ Jackson ................ Jackson ................ Jackson ................ Jackson ................ Jackson ................ Jackson ................ Clay ......................

Lodge Kansas City .................. John R. Arterburn ..................... 12101 E. Bannister Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138 ........................................... Kansas City .................. Teddie E. Harrison .................... 16421 Crackerneck Rd, Independence, MO 64055 .......................................

No.

Jackson ................ 104 ................... Heroine Rockhill Jackson ................ 219 ............................ Albert Pike

County

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Chartered

10/16/1884 10/17/1867 10/15/1868 10/16/1872 10/17/1878 10/13/1881 10/1/14

10/14/1846 10/15/1868 10/17/23 10/12/1869 10/13/1887 10/13/1871 10/13/1871 10/11/1877 9/28/11 9/28/11

5/30/1861 10/15/1868 10/11/1894 10/17/01 9/28/11 9/25/12 10/2/13 9/21/21 9/21/21

5/10/1849 10/17/1895

2006 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 237


4 ......................... Fayette-Howard 36 ...................................... Cooper 59 .................................. Centralia 114 ................................. Twilight 156 .................................. Ashland 336 ............................... Hallsville 356 ................ Ancient Landmark 456 ................................... Wallace 602 ..................................... Acacia

43 .................................. Jefferson 90 .............................. Russellville 183 ............................... California 185 ................................. Chamois 211 ........................... Hickory Hill 320 ............................... Versailles 326 ........................................ Linn

Fayette ................. Cooper .................. Boone .................... Boone .................... Boone .................... Boone .................... Boone .................... Cooper .................. Boone ....................

Cole ...................... Cole ...................... Moniteau .............. Osage .................... Cole ...................... Morgan ................. Osage ....................

Lodge

29 .................................... Windsor 236 ................................... Sedalia 245 .......................... Knob Noster 262 ................................... Holden 265 ............................. Corinthian 272 ................................... Granite 274 ............................ Cold Spring 548 ................................... Clinton

No.

Henry ................... Pettis .................... Johnson ................ Johnson ................ Johnson ................ Pettis .................... Johnson ................ Henry ...................

County

Jefferson City ................ Russellville ................... California ...................... Chamois ........................ Eugene .......................... Versailles ...................... Linn ...............................

Fayette .......................... Boonville ....................... Centralia ....................... Columbia ....................... Ashland ......................... Hallsville ....................... Harrisburg .................... Bunceton ....................... Columbia .......................

Windsor ......................... Sedalia .......................... Knob Noster .................. Holden ........................... Warrensburg ................. Sedalia .......................... Leeton ........................... Clinton ..........................

Location

PO Box 290, Fayette, MO 65248 ..................................................................... 305 Weyland Rd, Boonville, MO 65233 .......................................................... 116 Adams St, Centralia, MO 65240 .............................................................. 2801 W Henley Dr, Columbia, MO 65202 ...................................................... 2121 East Rt. M, Hartsburg, MO 65039 ........................................................ 6150 Breezewood Dr., Columbia, MO 65202 .................................................. 17690 Lakeview Dr., Boonville, MO 65233 .................................................... 11999 F Hwy, Bunceton, MO 65237 ............................................................... 4009 Beach Pointe Drive, Columbia, MO 65203 ...........................................

Donald Trabue ........................... C. Lowell Flessa ......................... George Shelley ........................... Steven D. Duncan ...................... James A. Clark .......................... O.H. Patten ................................ Norman Zweifel .........................

4710 Denese Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109 ................................................... 5316 Smith, Russellville, MO 65074 .............................................................. 202 Linda Lane, California, MO 65018 .......................................................... 909 Bannister Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109 ................................................ 609 Versailles Ave., Tuscumbia, MO 65082 ................................................... PO Box 341, Versailles, MO 65084 ................................................................. 75 Huesgen Ln., Bonnots Mill, MO 65016 .....................................................

TWENTY-THIRD DISTRICT

Robert H. Bray .......................... Bill Sullivan ............................... Daren Clark ............................... James G. Wade .......................... Bruce E. Martin ......................... Richard Schulz .......................... Marty Stover ............................. Donald Felton ............................ James D. Schepers .....................

Address 203 Highland Dr., Windsor, MO 65360 .......................................................... 420 S. Grand Ave., Sedalia, MO 65301 .......................................................... 932 Ridge Dr., Warrensburg, MO 64093 ........................................................ 1455 NW 700 Rd, Holden, MO 64040 ............................................................ 164 NE 151st Rd., Warrensburg, MO 64093 .................................................. 27052 Camp Branch Rd, Sedalia, MO 65301 ................................................ 614 McPherson, Knob Noster, MO 65336 ...................................................... 711 South 3rd, Clinton, MO 64735 .................................................................

TWENTY-SECOND DISTRICT

Larry Storer ............................... Robert D. Weikal ....................... John T. Cecilia ........................... Bobby Smith .............................. Bill George ................................. Kenneth Wasson ........................ Larry Fox ................................... Richard Hickman ......................

Secretary Name

TWENTY-FIRST DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 3rd Thursday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 4th Fri., 7:30 PM 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd Thursday, 7:30 PM 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 3rd Thursday, 7:30 PM 3rd Thursday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM

Chartered

11/15/1841 10/11/1888 10/19/1898 5/28/1859 10/19/1867 10/18/23 10/19/1898

10/9/1841 10/19/1867 10/19/1867 5/28/1859 10/17/1878 10/17/1873 10/16/1872 9/29/09

6/2/1866 5/24/1864 5/26/1865 10/15/1868 10/15/1868 10/15/1868 10/16/1879 10/15/1890

238 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2006


11 ........................... Pauldingville 75 ......................................... Silex 246 .......................... Montgomery 457 .............................. Jonesburg 473 ................................. Nineveh 492 .................................. Daggett 609 .............................. Warrenton

34 .......................................... Troy 46 ................................ Wentzville 179 ................... Pride of the West 199 .............................. New Hope 241 ............................. St. Charles 260 ....................... Mechanicsville 682 ...................... Lincoln County

Warren ................. Silex ...................... Montgomery ......... Montgomery ......... Lincoln ................. Montgomery ......... Warren ................. ..............................

Livingston ............ St. Charles ........... .............................. Lincoln ................. St. Charles ........... St. Charles ........... Winfield ................

Lodge

69 ................................... Sullivan 123 ............................... Hermann 173 ......................... Gray Summit 251 ....................................... Hope 313 ................................ Meramec 363 ............................... Fraternal 534 ............................... Columbia 575 .................................... Easter 593 ..................................... Union 624 ............................. Owensville

No.

Franklin ............... Gasconade ............ Franklin ............... Franklin ............... St. Louis ............... Franklin ............... Franklin ............... Franklin ............... Franklin ............... Gasconade ............ ..............................

County

Troy ............................... Wentzville ..................... St. Charles .................... Elsberry ........................ St. Charles .................... Defiance ........................ Winfield .........................

Wright City ................... Silex .............................. Montgomery City .......... Jonesburg ...................... Olney ............................. Mckittrick ..................... Warrenton .....................

Sullivan ......................... Herman ......................... Gray Summit ................ Washington ................... ....................................... Roberstsville ................. Pacific ............................ St. Clair ......................... Union ............................. Owensville ....................

Location

566 Dietrich Rd., Foristell, MO 63348 ........................................................... 232 Chatham Rd, Troy, MO 63379 ................................................................. 68 Stella Rd, Montgomery City, MO 63361 ................................................... 116 Hwy F, High Hill, MO 63350 ................................................................... PO Box 67, Olney, MO 63370 .......................................................................... 103 N 2nd, Marthasville, MO 63357 .............................................................. 314 Bedford Dr, Warrenton, MO 63383 ..........................................................

Densel Webb .............................. Frank H. Davis .......................... Richard Patten .......................... Robert Kindred .......................... James Bell ................................. Scott Guthrie ............................. Aaron Fain .................................

104 Castlewood Dr., Troy, MO 63379 ............................................................. 125 Braewood Cir., St. Charles, MO 63301 .................................................... 1613 Elizabeth Ellen Ct., St. Peters, MO 63376 ............................................ 215 Cherry Lane, Elsberry, MO 63343 ........................................................... 2979 Debrecht Hill Dr, St. Charles, MO 63301 ............................................. 417 Palomino Path, St. Peters, MO 63376 ..................................................... 65 Woodland Dr., Foley, MO 63347 .................................................................

TWENTY-SIXTH DISTRICT

Conley E. DePriest .................... James C. Rhodes ........................ Verle T. Naughton ...................... Phillip W. Engel ......................... William W. Haines ..................... David Bezold .............................. Jeffrey A. Hoelscher ..................

Address 135 Elm St., Sullivan, MO 63080 ................................................................... PO Box 552, Hermann, MO 65041 ................................................................. PO Box 15, Villa Ridge, MO 63089 ................................................................. 3320 Hwy A, Washington, MO 63090 ............................................................. 2932 Hwy. FF, Eureka, MO 63025 .................................................................. 1439 Elliot St., Eureka, MO 63025 ................................................................ 1752 Hwy N, Pacific, MO 63069 ..................................................................... 1533 Hinson Ln., St. Clair, MO 63077 ........................................................... 380 Daniels Est., Union, MO 63084 ............................................................... 3705 Meadow Dr., House Springs, MO 63051 ...............................................

TWENTY-FIFTH DISTRICT

George Dodson ........................... Richard B. Requarth ................. Ronald L. Poertner .................... John L. Erfurdt .......................... John E. Cerny ............................ Richard W. Weible ...................... Robert Sanders .......................... Fred Hinson ............................... Charles J. Hill ............................ Kevin E. Weaver ........................

Secretary Name

TWENTY-FOURTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

Chartered

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 PM 2nd Wednesday, 10:30 AM 2nd Thursday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st and 3rd Friday’s, 7:00 PM

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30PM 4th Friday Night, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 8:00 PM 3rd Monday, 7:30 PM 1st Friday, 7:30 PM 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM

10/7/1841 6/2/1866 5/28/1858 5/31/1860 5/26/1865 10/15/1868

5/8/1852 10/21/1897 1/12/20 10/12/1893 10/15/1874 10/12/1876 9/19/17

1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:30 PM 5/28/1866 4th Thursday, 7:30 PM 5/10/1850 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/23/03 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 10/15/1868 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 10/19/23 1st & 2nd Saturdays, 7:30 PM 10/13/1870 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 07:30 PM 10/13/1887 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 9/28/05 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7:30 PM 9/26/07 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 9/25/12

2006 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 239


1 ..................... St. Louis Missouri 27 .................... Spirit of St. Louis 45 ............................... Bonhomme 79 ................ Polar Star Rose Hill 84 ....................... Webster Groves 484 ............................... Kirkwood 601 .................................. Clayton 616 ............................. Brentwood 629 ............................ Valley Park 642 ................ Benjamin Franklin 684 ...................................... Noble

2 .................................... Meridian 9 ................... George Washington 95 ............ Pomegranate-Pyramid 281 .................................... Fenton 443 ................. Crestwood-Anchor 455 ................. Gardenville-Cache 460 ............................... Lambskin 578 ............................ Forest Park 626 .................... Magnolia-Euclid 636 .................... Algabil-Freedom 673 .................................... Arnold 717 .............................. Craftsman

12 .......................................... Tyro 119 ................................... De Soto 131 ..................................... Potosi 143 ................................. Irondale 164 .................................. Joachim 256 ................................ Shekinah 338 ......................... Herculaneum 535 ............................... Blackwell 632 ................................. Belgrade

St. Louis ............... St. Louis ............... St. Louis .............. St. Louis ............... St. Louis ............... St. Louis ............... St. Louis ............... St. Louis ............... St. Louis ............... St. Louis ............... St. Louis ...............

............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ...............

St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis

Washington .......... Jefferson ............... Washington .......... Irondale ................ Jefferson ............... Jefferson ............... Jefferson ............... St. Francois .......... Washington ..........

Lodge

3 ....................................... Beacon 25 ................................... Naphtali 40 ............ Mizpah Mount Moriah 80 ................................. Bridgeton 360 ................................... Tuscan 542 .................................. Masters 576 .......................... Olive Branch 613 ................................. Wellston 623 ............. Overland-Occidental 668 .............................. Florissant

No.

St. Louis ............... St. Louis ............... St. Louis ............... St. Louis ............... City St. Louis ....... St. Louis ............... St. Louis ............... St. Louis ............... St. Louis ............... St. Louis ...............

County

3025 Silver Bow Ct., St. Louis, MO 63129 ..................................................... 7410 Alabama Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111 ...................................................... 5214 Grace Ave., St. Louis, MO 63116 ........................................................... 659 Green Forest Dr., Fenton, MO 63026 ...................................................... 1333 Marlann Dr., Des Peres, MO 63131 ....................................................... 3373 Bayvue, Arnold, MO 63010 .................................................................... 2350 Bruno, St. Louis, MO 63114 ................................................................... 1158 Deborah Dr., Arnold, MO 63010 ............................................................ 3373 Bayvue, Arnold, MO 63010 .................................................................... 101 E Donaldson Dr, St. Louis, MO 63129 ..................................................... 2031 Pearl Dr, Arnold, MO 63010 .................................................................. 3002 Arrowhead Point Dr., St. Louis, MO 63129 ...........................................

Gerald Bush ............................... Lester M. Fielder ....................... Gregory Hagedorn ..................... Kenneth Godat II ...................... Patrick McMullen ...................... Dean Eshelman ......................... A. Elmo Blum ............................ James Ketcherside .................... Ronald Pierce ............................

16892 S State Hwy 21,Potosi, MO 63644 ...................................................... 103 Margies Way, De Soto, MO 63020 ............................................................ 15461 W State Hwy 47, Richwoods, MO 63071 ............................................. 5415 Davis Crossing Rd, Park Hills, MO 63601 ............................................ PO Box 764, Hillsboro, MO 63050 .................................................................. PO Box 164, Crystal City, MO 63019 ............................................................. PO Box 155, Herculaneum, MO 63048 .......................................................... PO Box 299, De Soto, MO 63020 .................................................................... 11724 St Hwy BB, Caledonia, MO 63631 ......................................................

TWENTY-EIGHTH DISTRICT

David Jacobi .............................. Ronald G. Fults ......................... Ashley Underwood .................... George E. Fetters ....................... William Zimmermann ............... David Williams .......................... Jay Traxel .................................. John D. Ossenfort ...................... David L. Williams, Sr. ............... Dennis Fetter ............................. Michael T. Toombs ..................... John Litzau ................................

DISTRICT 27C

2195 Wedgwood Dr West, Florissant, MO 63033 ........................................... 4330 Sinnwell Dr, St. Louis, MO 63123 ......................................................... 4108 Forder Valley Dr., St. Louis, MO 63129 ................................................. 32 Weldon Springs Heights, St. Charles, MO 63304 ..................................... 1335 Greenmar Dr., Fenton, MO 63026 ......................................................... 139 Manlyn Dr., St. Louis, MO 63122 ............................................................ 465 Oak Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119 ................................................................ #2 Kentucky Blue Ridge Ct, St. Charles, MO 63303 ..................................... 61 Hillcrest Blvd., Ballwin, MO 63021 .......................................................... 1702 Shallowbrook Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146 ................................................. 8640 Green Springs Dr, St. Louis, MO 63123 ................................................

DISTRICT 27B Gary Brown ............................... Floyd G. Ward ............................ William D. Shermer .................. Thomas Gooch ........................... David W. Haywood ..................... Jack D. Heidbreder .................... Emory J. Hampel ....................... Albert Howe ............................... Bobbie G. Dillon ......................... Rick Oloteo ................................ Charles Wiegert .........................

Address 2525 Greenberry, Florissant, MO 63033 ........................................................ 765 Venneman Ave., St. Louis, MO 63122 ..................................................... 12030 New Halls Ferry Rd., Florissant, MO 63033 ...................................... 3736 Three Oaks Ct, Bridgeton, MO 63044 ................................................... 139 Cherry Hills Meadows Dr., Wildwood, MO 63040 .................................. 6 Drummond Dr., Ferguson, MO 63135 ......................................................... 4562 Newport Ave., St. Louis, MO 63116 ...................................................... 809 Primrose Ct, O’Fallon, MO 63366 ........................................................... 11715 Larimore Rd, St. Louis, MO 63138 ...................................................... 568 Prentice Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376 ..........................................................

DISTRICT 27A

Frank Buchholz ......................... Jesse Jannusch .......................... Rick Huddleston ........................ Terrence Shofner ....................... Rex A. Gooch .............................. Garold D. Fritchey ..................... Walter S. Sawicki II .................. Eugene Moser ............................ Ronald Angel ............................. Don L. Taylor .............................

Secretary Name Meeting Days

Chartered

10/18/1816 6/16/99 10/9/1841 10/14/1846 10/21/1897 10/15/1874 9/30/08 9/28/49 10/2/13 9/21/16 9/28/04

9/30/59

5/10/1849 10/14/1839 10/17/95 10/14/1846 10/13/1870 10/16/1889 9/27/06 9/28/11

3rd Saturday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd Monday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Saturday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd Saturday, 7:30 PM 3rd Saturday, 7:00 PM

4/7/1825 10/19/1867 5/28/1851 5/26/1864 5/31/1856 10/15/1868 10/19/22 10/13/1887 10/1/14

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 5/6/1852 2nd 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 5/10/1849 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7:30 PM 10/15/1868 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/16/1872 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 9/27/07 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 4/27/96 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 9/27/71 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 3/15/97

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st and 3rd Thursday, 7:00 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 PM

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM Third Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 10:00 AM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Friday, 7:30 PM

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Caledonia ...................... De Soto .......................... Potosi ............................. Irondale ......................... Hillsboro ....................... Crystal City .................. Herculaneum ................ Desoto ........................... Caledonia ......................

St. Louis ........................ St. Louis ........................ St. Louis ........................ St. Louis ........................ St. Louis ........................ St. Louis ........................ Webster Groves ............. Mehlville ....................... Crestwood ..................... St. Louis ........................ Mehlville ....................... St. Louis ........................

Creve Coeur .................. Webster Groves ............. Ballwin .......................... Clayton .......................... St. Louis ........................ Kirkwood ....................... Clayton .......................... Clayton .......................... Kirkwood ....................... St. Louis ........................ Creve Coeur ..................

Hazelwood ..................... St. Louis ........................ Florissant ...................... St. Louis ........................ St. Louis ........................ Hazelwood ..................... St. Louis ........................ Hazelwood ..................... Overland ....................... Hazelwood .....................

Location

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS 240 2006


273 279 288 342 403 653

141 254 368 412

87 .............................. Washington 187 .................................. Hermon 283 ................................. Stockton 292 .................................... Lamar 303 ..................................... Osage 315 .............................. Jerusalem 371 .................................. Sheldon 448 ............................. Schell City 482 ............................ Clintonville 490 ............................. Montevallo 495 ...................................... Unity 605 .................................... Walker

St. Clair ................ Hickory ................. Hickory ................. St. Clair ................ St. Clair ................ Andrew .................

Bates .................... Bates .................... Bates .................... St. Clair ................

Dade ..................... Barton .................. Cedar .................... Barton .................. Vernon .................. Cedar .................... Vernon .................. Vernon .................. Cedar .................... Vernon .................. Vernon .................. Vernon ..................

............................ Amsterdam ..................................... Butler ......................... Crescent Hill ........................ Appleton City

................................. St. Clair ......................... Hogles Creek .............................. Hermitage ...................................... Circle ............................. Lowry City ................................ Shawnee

83 ..................................... Laclede 152 ............................. Linn Creek 346 ............................... Arlington 375 ............................ Waynesville 385 ................................. Richland 410 ..................................... Iberia 433 .......................... Macks Creek 528 .................................. Conway

Laclede ................. Camden ................ Pulaski ................. Pulaski ................. Pulaski ................. Miller .................... Camden ................ Laclede .................

Lodge

....................................... Lebanon 94 ...................................... Vienna 213 ....................................... Rolla 225 ..................................... Salem 230 ............................... St. James 312 ....................................... Cuba 373 ....................................... Belle 497 ................................. Equality 531 ......................... Lanes Prairie

No.

Crawford .......... 77 Maries .................. Phelps ................... Dent ...................... Phelps ................... Crawford .............. Maries .................. Phelps ................... Maries ..................

County

380 NE 362 Rd, Osceola, MO 64776 .............................................................. RR 2 Box 2523, Wheatland, MO 65779 .......................................................... PO Box 204, Hermitage, MO 65668 ............................................................... 11595 SE 50 Rd, Osceola, MO 64776 ............................................................. 10241 NE 1461 Pvt. Rd., Osceola, MO 64776 ................................................ 21328 Valley Rd,Warsaw, MO 65355 ..............................................................

RTE 1 Box 389, Amoret, MO 64722 ............................................................... 1009 Ruby Ave, Butler, MO 64730 ................................................................. Rt. 2 Box 263, Butler, MO 64730 .................................................................... 200 N Ohio, Appleton City, MO 64724 ...........................................................

Christopher McLemore ............. T.D. Yount .................................. James Pearson ........................... Jeremy Belcher .......................... Gary Jones ................................. Richard E. Sprenkle .................. Randall Fellows ......................... Robert L. Bryan ......................... James Leonard .......................... H. Gene Lasley .......................... Everett L. Wolfe ......................... Alen Arlint .................................

501 West South First, South Greenfield, MO 65752 ..................................... 224 N Main St, Liberal, MO 64762 ................................................................ 10130 S Hwy. J, Stockton, MO 65787 ............................................................. 1103 Arthur Aull, Lamar, MO 64759 ............................................................. 411 S. West, Nevada, MO 64772 ..................................................................... 19225 South 725 Rd, Stockton, MO 65785 .................................................... Rt 4 Box 111A, Nevada, MO 64772 ................................................................ Rt 1 Box 324, Nevada, MO 64772 .................................................................. 1400 S. 951 Rd., El Dorado Springs, MO 64744 ............................................ RR 2 Box 153, Sheldon, MO 64784 ................................................................. Rt. 1 Box 54, Deerfield, MO 64741 ................................................................. PO Box 112, Walker, MO 64790 ......................................................................

THIRTY-THIRD DISTRICT

Carl Stanfill ............................... Tommie Taylor ........................... Larry White ............................... David Strauch ...........................

THIRTY-SECOND DISTRICT

James Bridgewater ................... Robert E. Bulme ...................... r James Munden .......................... Douglas Pyeatt .......................... Billy J. Bailey ............................ Wade Land .................................

Address

25355 McBride, Lebanon, MO 65536 ............................................................. 326 Basswood Dr, Sunrise Beach, MO 65079 ................................................ 13450 CR 7000, Rolla, MO 65401 ................................................................... 20925 Hwy DD, Crocker, MO 65452 ............................................................... PO Box 724, Richland, MO 65556 .................................................................. 46 Central Hill Rd, Eldon, MO 65026 ............................................................ 2741 State Rd U, Macks Creek, MO 65786 .................................................... 11 Birch Rd., Phillipsburg, MO 65722 ...........................................................

THIRTY-FIRST DISTRICT

Larry W. Winfrey ....................... James E. Portwood .................... Daniel Wilson ............................ Ellvan Markley .......................... James Drennon ......................... Timothy Borrett ........................ Michael Pitman ......................... James W. Fisher ........................

THIRTIETH DISTRICT

Wayne W. Blunt ......................... Eric Johnson .............................. Jason Elrod ................................ James Heavin ............................ Richard H. Davis ....................... Clifford C. Stewart .................... Bernard A. McIntyre ................. George E. Ornsbey .................... Bernard McIntyre ..................... PO Box AL, Steelville, MO 65565 ................................................................... 12294 Mary’s Rd 302, Vienna, MO 65582 ...................................................... 18120 US Hwy 63, Rolla, MO 65401 .............................................................. 205 W Scenic Rivers Blvd, Salem, MO 65560 ................................................ 10319 Private Dr. 3503, St. James, MO 65559 .............................................. 315 Oak Hill Rd., Cuba, MO 65453 ................................................................ 22393 Hwy. C, Belle, MO 65013 ..................................................................... 16563 State Route T, Newburg, MO 65550 .................................................... 22393 Hwy C, Belle, MO 65013 ......................................................................

TWENTY-NINTH DISTRICT Secretary Name Meeting Days

4th Tuesday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 PM 2nd Thursday, 7:30 PM 1st Saturday, 7:00 PM 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM

2nd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 3rd Monday, 7:30 PM

3rd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 1st Thursday, 7:00 PM 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 PM 1st Friday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 8:00 PM

1st Thursday, 7:00 PM 2nd Thursday, 7:00 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 PM 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 PM 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 1st Saturday, 7:00 PM 1st Saturday, 7:30 PM

1st Saturday, 7:30 PM 1st Saturday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd Thursday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7:30 PM 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Chartered

10/12/1847 10/17/1889 10/15/1868 10/15/1868 10/15/1868 10/22/1896 10/11/1883 10/17/1873 10/15/1874 10/15/1874 10/17/1895 9/29/09

9/27/06 10/15/1868 10/13/1871 10/13/1871

10/15/1868 10/15/1868 10/15/1868 10/13/1870 10/16/1873 9/21/21

5/25/1854 10/12/1869 10/13/1870 10/10/1888 10/18/01 10/13/1871 11/1/1878 10/15/1885

10/14/1846 10/17/1878 5/30/1861 5/29/1862 5/29/1863 10/13/1887 9/27/06 9/27/06 10/15/1885

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Greenfield ..................... Liberal ........................... Stockton ........................ Lamar ............................ Nevada .......................... Jerico Springs ............... Sheldon ......................... Schell City ..................... El Dorado Springs ........ Montevallo .................... Richards ........................ Walker ...........................

Amsterdam ................... Butler ............................ Adrian ........................... Appleton City ................

Osceola .......................... Wheatland .................... Hermitage ..................... Roscoe ........................... Lowry City .................... Warsaw .........................

Lebanon ........................ Camdenton .................... Dixon ............................. Waynesville ................... Richland ........................ Iberia ............................. Macks Creek ................. Conway ..........................

Steelville ....................... Vienna ........................... Rolla .............................. Salem ............................ St. James ....................... Cuba .............................. Belle .............................. Newburg ....................... Vichy .............................

Location

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS 2006 241


239 353 555 579 607 675

Reynolds ............... Reynolds ............... Texas .................... Carter ................... Shannon ............... Reynolds ...............

................................ Hopewell ............................ Barnesville ........................ Summersville ................................. Grandin ............................... Eminence ................................... Bunker

26 ........................................... Ava 98 .................................... Webster 145 .................................. Latimer 158 .................... Mountain Grove 177 ...................................... Texas 439 ................................ Mt. Olive 459 ............................. Hazelwood 469 ....................................... Plato 477 ............................. Henderson 543 ............................... Mansfield 622 ................................. Norwood

Douglas ................ Webster ................ Texas .................... Wright .................. Texas .................... Webster ................ Webster ................ Texas .................... Webster ................ Wright .................. Wright ..................

Lodge

5 ........................................ United 7 .................................. O’Sullivan 100 .............................. Ash Grove 195 ................................... Bolivar 271 ................................. Solomon 361 ................................... Riddick 422 ................ Gate of the Temple 467 ....................... Pleasant Hope 570 ................................. Republic 608 ................................ Strafford 620 ................................... Willard 678 ................................. Daylight 683 .............................. University

No.

Greene .................. Greene .................. Greene .................. Polk ...................... Greene .................. Dallas ................... Greene .................. Polk ...................... Greene .................. Greene .................. Greene .................. Greene .................. Greene ..................

County

Lesterville ..................... Ellington ....................... Summersville ................ Grandin ......................... Eminence ...................... Bunker ..........................

Ava ................................ Marshfield ..................... Licking .......................... Mountain Grove ............ Houston ......................... Rogersville .................... Seymour ........................ Plato .............................. Rogersville .................... Mansfield ...................... Norwood ........................

Springfield .................... Walnut Grove ................ Ash Grove ..................... Bolivar ........................... Springfield .................... Buffalo ........................... Springfield .................... Pleasant Hope .............. Republic ........................ Strafford ........................ Willard .......................... Springfield .................... Springfield ....................

Location

PO Box 1417, Ava, MO 65608 ......................................................................... 72 Pleasant Church Rd, Marshfield, MO 65706 ............................................ 19399 Robertson Dr., Licking, MO 65542 ...................................................... 4874 Walls Ford Rd, Hartville, MO 65667 ..................................................... PO Box 139, Houston, MO 65483 ................................................................... 4005 St Hwy KK, Rogersville, MO 65742 ...................................................... P.O. Box 115, Seymour, MO 65746 ................................................................. 102 Story St, Waynesville, MO 65583 ............................................................ 4350 E Farm Rd. 186, Rogersville, MO 65742 ............................................... 3221 Oetting Rd, Mansfield, MO 65704 ......................................................... 1924 Burlington Rd, Mansfield, MO 65704 ...................................................

Daniel Byron ............................. Bernard L. Morrison ................. Hugh Anderson ......................... Bill Beardsley ............................ Richard Tyler ............................. Wilburn L. Ritter .......................

RR 1 Box 151B, Annapolis, MO 63620 ........................................................... RR 3 Box 237, Redford, MO 63665 ................................................................. PO Box 356, Summersville, MO 65571 .......................................................... PO Box 216, Grandin, MO 63943 ................................................................... PO Box 208, Eminence, MO 65466 ................................................................. R 1 Box 323, Ellington, MO 63638 .................................................................

THIRTY-SIXTH DISTRICT

Kenneth B. Smith ...................... Patrick Blinzler ......................... Stanley F. Ritz ........................... Bill Dorris .................................. Thomas F. Chapman ................. Randall J. Jones ........................ Dean Rowe ................................. Edward S. Boyle ........................ Fred S. Livingston ..................... David Gray ................................ Rocky Crain ...............................

Address 7462 N. Farm Rd. 203, Strafford, MO 65757 ................................................. 317 Walnut, Walnut Grove, MO 65770 .......................................................... 106 W College St, Ash Grove, MO 65604 ....................................................... PO Box 288, Bolivar, MO 65613 ..................................................................... 3020 S Sagamont # C-11, Springfield, MO 65807 ......................................... 1101 Dogwood, Buffalo, MO 65622 ................................................................ 626 E. Wayland, Springfield, MO 65807 ........................................................ 224 Hedgerow Dr, Ozark, MO 65721 ............................................................. 241 E Hines, Republic, MO 65738 .................................................................. 700 N Old Orchard, Strafford, MO 65757 ...................................................... 23658 Lawrence 2010, Ash Grove, MO 65604 ............................................... 4038 S. Parkhill Ct., Springfield, MO 65807 ................................................. 1626 N Grant, Springfield, MO 65802 ...........................................................

THIRTY-FIFTH DISTRICT

James A. Nunn .......................... Steve Gilkey .............................. Gene Doran ................................ Rowdy Routon ........................... Lee Schumacher ........................ Travis Spears ............................ Roger V. Wreath ......................... James R. Billedo ........................ Gary L. Benskin ........................ Ricky Thompson ........................ John Corlett ............................... Eugene G. Kragnes ................... Ronnie Hamilton .......................

Secretary Name

THIRTY-FOURTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

4th Saturday, 7:30 PM 2nd Thursday, 7:30 PM 2nd Thursday, 8:00 2nd Monday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 PM 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM

1st Tuesday, 7:30 PM 2nd Friday, 7:00 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd Friday, 7:30 PM 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 3rd Monday, 7:30 PM 1st Friday, 7:30 PM 1st Monday, 7:00 PM 3rd Thursday, 7:30 PM 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM

3rd Monday, 7:00 PM 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 2nd Thursday 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 2nd Monday, 7:00 PM 4th Tuesday, 7:00 PM 3rd Thursday, 7:30 PM 2nd Thursday, 7:30 PM 2nd Thursday, 6:00 PM 1st Thursday, 7:00 PM 1st Monday , 7:30 PM 1st Monday, 9:00 AM 3rd Friday, 7:00 PM

Chartered

10/13/1881 9/27/06 10/15/1891 9/27/06 9/29/09 9/30/75

10/13/1887 5/28/1858 10/19/1899 10/15/1885 10/19/1867 10/16/1872 10/16/1872 10/16/1873 10/15/1874 10/15/1891 9/25/12

5/30/1857 10/19/1867 10/18/1899 10/19/1867 10/15/1868 10/13/1871 10/16/1872 10/16/1873 9/28/05 9/28/10 9/20/12 9/25/88 9/24/02

242 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2006


153 184 310 407 489 532 573 596

Stoddard ............... Scott ..................... Sikeston ............... Mississippi ........... Stoddard ............... Stoddard ............... Stoddard ............... Stoddard ...............

.............................. Bloomfield .................................... Morley ................................. Sikeston ............................. Charleston ................................ Lakeville .................................... Dexter .................................... Bernie .................................... Puxico

93 ................................. St. Mark’s 103 .............................. West View 226 ..................................... Saline 417 ............................ Whitewater 440 .................................... Trowel 441 ................................ Excelsior 545 ..................................... Zalma 615 ................................... Chaffee 670 ............................... Perryville 672 ................... Harold O. Grauel

Cape Girardeau ... Cape Girardeau ... St. Genevieve ....... Cape Girardeau ... Bollinger .............. Cape Girardeau ... Bollinger .............. Scott ..................... Perry ..................... Cape Girardeau ...

................................... Marcus ............................ Farmington ........................... Elvins-Ionic ............................ St. Francois ............................. Samaritian ............................... Pendleton ............................... Leadwood

Lodge

110 132 154 234 424 551 598

No.

Madison ................ St. Francois .......... St. Francois .......... St. Francois .......... St. Francois .......... St. Francois .......... St. Francois ..........

County

Bloomfield ..................... Morley ........................... Sikeston ........................ Charleston .................... Bell City ........................ Dexter ........................... Bernie ............................ Puxico ............................

Cape Girardeau ............ Millersville .................... St. Mary ........................ Whitewater ................... Marble Hill ................... Jackson ......................... Zalma ............................ Chaffee .......................... Perryville ...................... Cape Girardeau ............

Fredericktown .............. Farmington ................... Desloge .......................... Libertyville ................... Bonne Terre .................. Doe Run ........................ Leadwood ......................

Location

211 Sanford St., Jackson, MO 63755 ............................................................. 631 Greesferry Rd., Jackson, MO 63755 ........................................................ 12434 Pine Dr, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 ..................................................... 1824 C.R. 379, Whitewater, MO 63785 .......................................................... 1740 Sherwood, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 ................................................. 3242 County Rd 472, Oak Ridge, MO 63769 ................................................. HC 2 Box 405, Zalma, MO 63787 ................................................................... 127 Wright St, Chaffee, MO 63740 ................................................................ 300 Hwy. P, Perryville, MO 63775 .................................................................. 1107 Dorothy St., Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 ..............................................

Johnny M. Robey ....................... Lloyd Michelsen ........................ Roy W. Morton ........................... Richard Griggs .......................... Ray Marshall ............................. Dewey J. Pry .............................. Royce Ellsworth ......................... Leo H. Lowery ...........................

502 N Viola St, Bloomfield, MO 63825 ........................................................... PO Box 171, Oran, MO 63771 ........................................................................ 126 David Dr., Sikeston, MO 63801 ............................................................... 1413 E. Commercial, Charleston, MO 63834 ................................................. Box 83, Bell City, MO 63735 ........................................................................... 701 Albert St, Dexter, MO 63841 ................................................................... 11988 C.R. 670, Bernie, MO 63822 ................................................................ 20046 County Rd. 283, Puxico, MO 63960 .....................................................

THIRTY-NINTH DISTRICT

Robert W. Harper ...................... Rusby D. Niswonger .................. Shawn Caldwell ........................ Norman Proffer ......................... Gary Estes ................................. William Oldham ........................ Tommy West .............................. Tim Cannon ............................... Kenneth Corse ........................... Alfred H. Mason ........................

Address 1043 Madison 539, Fredericktown, MO 63645 .............................................. PO Box 384, Farmington, MO 63640 ............................................................. PO Box 1566, Desloge, MO 63601 .................................................................. 1121 N Deslodge Dr # C-1, Desloge, MO 63601 ............................................ 7557 Clay St., Bonne Terre, MO 63628 .......................................................... 3773 Hwy W, Doe Run, MO 63637 ................................................................. 205 2nd St, Leadwood, MO 63653 ..................................................................

THIRTY-EIGHTH DISTRICT

Hugo Walka ............................... Brian Hickey ............................. C. Wilburn Horn ........................ Claude Long .............................. Marvin F. Bess ........................... Glen E. Watkins ......................... Dallas Eaton ..............................

Secretary Name

THIRTY-SEVENTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 4th Saturday, 7:00 PM 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Saturdays

Chartered

5/28/1859 10/19/1899 10/12/1869 10/12/1893 10/15/1874 10/13/1887 9/28/05 9/30/08

10/14/1847 6/2/1866 5/29/1862 10/13/1881 10/16/1872 10/16/1872 10/15/1890 9/28/11 9/26/62 9/29/69

5/10/1849 5/10/1851 10/17/01 5/26/1864 10/16/1872 10/14/1891 9/30/09

2006 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 243


255 298 327 365 387 463 496 536 582 637

Oregon .................. Ozark .................... Howell .................. Ozark .................... Oregon .................. Oregon .................. Ozark .................... Howell .................. Oregon .................. Howell ..................

...................................... Alton ................................ Sampson ............................ Mount Zion ..................................... Bayou ................................ Woodside .................................... Clifton ......................... Robert Burns ................................. Ingomar ........................... Koshkonong ...................... Mountain View

.............................. Greenville ........................... Poplar Bluff .............................. Composite .................................... Wayne .................................... Naylor

107 209 369 526 568

Wayne ................... Butler ................... Rapley .................. Wayne ................... Ripley ...................

Lodge

68 .................................... Kennett 176 ....................... Point Pleasant 212 ............................... Four Mile 215 ........................... Hornersville 429 ........................... New Madrid 461 ....................... Caruthersville

No.

Dunklin ................ New Madrid ......... Dunklin ................ Dunklin ................ New Madrid ......... Pemiscot ...............

County

Alton .............................. Theodosia ...................... West Plains ................... Bakersfield .................... Thomasville .................. Thayer ........................... Gainesville .................... Willow Springs ............. Thayer ........................... Mountain View .............

Greenville ..................... Poplar Bluff ................... Doniphan ...................... Piedmont ....................... Naylor ...........................

Kennett ......................... Portageville ................... Campbell ....................... Kennett ......................... New Madrid .................. Caruthersville ...............

Location

P.O. Box 397, Greenville, MO 63944 .............................................................. 795 CR 311, Poplar Bluff, MO 63902 ............................................................. HC1 Box 693, Fairdealing, MO 63939 ........................................................... HC 1 Box 1445, Silva, MO 63964 ................................................................... RR1 Box 616, Harviell, MO 63945 .................................................................

Leroy Croney ............................. Ronald P. Raymond ................... Steve Ford .................................. Wayne Krause ........................... Marshall Biesen ........................ Merle Williams .......................... Harold Gosdin ........................... Joseph Schneider ...................... David N.Frealy .......................... Douglas Doscher ........................

Rt 1 Box 263, Myrtle, MO 65778 .................................................................... HC 74 Box 845, Theodosia, MO 65761 ........................................................... PO Box 934, West Plains, MO 65775 ............................................................. 12073 SR 101, Caulfield, MO 65626 .............................................................. 1803 Palmer St, West Plains, MO 65775 ....................................................... Rt. 2 Box 2055-A, Thayer, MO 65791 ............................................................. HC 3 Box 698, Gainesville, MO 65655 ........................................................... 700 E. 6th St #10, Willow Springs, MO 65793 ............................................... RR 2 Box 2255, Thayer, MO 65791 ................................................................. 209 Angelica St, Mountain View, MO 65548 ..................................................

FORTY-SECOND DISTRICT

Junior E. Wilson ........................ Bobby G. Livesay ....................... Perry Jenks ................................ David Deering ........................... Georgie Blagg ............................

Address 2307 South Ave., Kennett, MO 63857 ............................................................ 202 W 9th St, Portageville, MO 63873 ........................................................... 1807 Sidney St, Malden, MO 63863 ............................................................... PO Box 73, Hornersville, MO 63855 .............................................................. PO Box 203, New Madrid, MO 63869 ............................................................ 666 County Hwy 560, Steele, MO 63877 .......................................................

FORTY-FIRST DISTRICT

Kenneth Sample ........................ Terry Brasher ............................ Ronald G. Dell ........................... Leon Huffines ............................ Charles Hatley .......................... Stephen Stringfellow ................

Secretary Name

FORTIETH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

3rd Monday, 7:00 PM 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 3rd Monday, 7:30 PM 3rd Saturday, 6:00pm 2nd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 3rd Thursday, 7:30 PM 2nd Tuesdays 2nd Friday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM

Chartered

10/15/1868 10/18/00 10/13/1870 10/11/1888 10/13/1871 10/13/1881 10/11/1877 10/13/1887 9/27/06 9/29/15

10/4/1886 5/30/1861 10/13/1871 10/15/1885 9/29/04

10/16/1889 5/30/1857 10/19/1867 5/30/1861 10/17/1873 10/16/1873

244 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2006


197 335 345 398 471 512 549 586 681

247 293 514 538 621

Jasper ................... Jasper ................... Jasper ................... Jasper ................... Jasper ................... Jasper ................... Jasper ................... Jasper ................... Jasper ...................

Newton ................. Jasper ................... Newton ................. Newton ................. Mc Donald ............

................................... Neosho ................................. Sarcoxie ................................... Granby ...................................... Stella ................................ Anderson

................................ Carthage ..................................... Joplin .............................. Fellowship .................................... Jasper .................................. Mineral .............................. Webb City ......................... Carl Junction ................................ Criterion .............. Southwest Heritage

99 ............................... Mt. Vernon 129 ................................... Monett 284 ................................... Canopy 383 ............................. Pythagoras 400 .................................. Decatur 533 .................................. Comfort 674 ................... Central Crossing

Lawrence .............. Barry .................... Lawrence .............. Barry .................... Lawrence .............. Barry .................... Barry ....................

.................................... Sparta .................................... Friend ................................... Billings ................................... Forsyth .................................... Galena ................................. Branson ............................. Table Rock

Lodge

296 352 379 453 515 587 680

No.

Christian .............. Christian .............. Christian .............. Taney .................... Stone .................... Taney .................... Stone ....................

County

Neosho ........................... Sarcoxie ......................... Granby .......................... Stella ............................. Anderson .......................

Carthage ....................... Joplin ............................. Joplin ............................. Jasper ............................ Oronogo ......................... Webb City ...................... Carl Junction ................ Alba ............................... Joplin .............................

Mt. Vernon .................... Monett ........................... Aurora ........................... Cassville ........................ Pierce City .................... Wheaton ........................ Shell Knob ....................

Sparta ........................... Ozark ............................. Billings .......................... Forsyth .......................... Galena ........................... Branson ......................... Kimberling City ............

Location

20872 Lawrence 2130, Aurora, MO 65605 ..................................................... #1 Sunset Dr, Monett, MO 65708 ................................................................... P.O. Box 149, Aurora, MO 65605 .................................................................... Rt. 1 Box 1671, Cassville, MO 65625 ............................................................. 704 Crestview Dr., Monett, MO 65708 ........................................................... PO Box 515, Wheaton, MO 64874 .................................................................. PO Box 4, Shell Knob, MO 65747 ...................................................................

8501 State Hwy. #96, Carthage, MO 64836 ................................................... 4195 S. Duquesne Rd, Joplin, MO 64804 ....................................................... PO Box 1235, Joplin, MO 64802 ..................................................................... 110 S. 6th, Jasper, MO 64755 ......................................................................... 106 N Sergeant, Joplin, MO 64801 ................................................................ 115 N Kane St, Carterville, MO 64835 .......................................................... 27427 Fir Road, Carl Junction, MO 64834 .................................................... 4500 E. 26th St., Joplin, MO 64804 ............................................................... HC 2 Box 2094, Shell Knob, MO 65747 .........................................................

Henry A. Freund ....................... J. Richard Royce ........................ D.E. Rubottom ........................... Robert L. Hart ........................... Glenn Clifton .............................

740 Oakridge Dr., Neosho, MO 64850 ............................................................ 4846 S. Louise, Battlefield, MO 65619 ........................................................... 1003 E Market, Diamond, MO 64840 ............................................................ PO Box 134, Stella, MO 64867 ....................................................................... PO Box 665, Alba, MO 64830 .........................................................................

FORTY-SIXTH DISTRICT

Jerry Maggard ........................... William E. Gilstrap ................... W. Harry Guinn ......................... Don Rives ................................... Jason Walker ............................. Donald Sapp .............................. Thomas Musgrove ..................... Wayne A. Lawson ...................... John A. Pace ..............................

FORTY-FIFTH DISTRICT

James Maenner ......................... Bradley Wells ............................. George McCormick .................... Gail A. Purves ............................ Newell R. Ward .......................... Jason Steinbach ........................ James Rhoads ............................

Address 273 Payne Dr., Sparta, MO 65753 .................................................................. 406 E. Church St., Ozark, MO 65721 ............................................................. PO Box 164, Clever, MO 65631 ...................................................................... 827 State Hwy. H, Forsyth, MO 65653 ........................................................... 597 Walnut Tree Dr., Galena, MO 65656 ....................................................... 548 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, MO 65616 .......................................... 160 Ravenwood Ln, Lampe, MO 65681 ..........................................................

FORTY-FOURTH DISTRICT

Dale R. Roller ............................ Patrick J. Stewart ...................... Mickey Brown ............................ Norman J. Price ......................... Carnell E. Cutbirth ................... Douglas Baker ........................... Lloyd Root ..................................

Secretary Name

FORTY-THIRD DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st Monday, 7:00 PM 1st Monday, 7:30 PM 2nd Monday, 7:30 PM

2nd Thursday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:00 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7:30 PM 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 PM 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10:00 AM

1st Tuesday, 7:00 PM 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 3rd Thursday, 7:30 PM 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 1st Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Friday before Full Moon, 7:30 PM 1st Tuesday, 7:30 PM 2nd Tuesday, 7:00pm 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:00 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 PM

Chartered

5/28/1856 10/15/1868 10/22/02 10/17/1889 9/25/12

10/19/1867 10/13/1871 10/13/1870 10/16/1873 10/17/1873 10/12/1882 10/15/1891 9/26/07 9/24/02

10/19/1867 5/15/1890 10/17/1889 10/16/1872 10/13/1871 10/19/1898 11/21/75

10/10/1868 10/13/1870 10/13/1881 10/16/1872 10/12/1882 9/26/07

2006 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 245


246

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2006

INDEX FOR 2006 PROCEEDINGS Address of Grand Master ................................................................. Area Meeting ............................................................................... Grand Lodge Office ..................................................................... Itinerary ....................................................................................... Masonic Home of Missouri ......................................................... Masonic Youth Organizations .................................................... Masonic Children’s Foundation ................................................. Announcements of M.W. Grand Master Elect-M. Robert Berger Appointed to Grand Line ............................................................ Time and Place of the 186th Annual Communication September 2007 ............................................... Biographical Sketch of M.W. Grand Master John M. Nations ....... Call From Labor ................................................................................ Call to Labor ...................................................................................... Call to Order ...................................................................................... C2A-Chance to Advance ................................................................... Consents and Permissions ................................................................ Dispensations .................................................................................... Committee List 2006-2007 ............................................................... District Deputy Grand Masters (2006-2007) .................................. Regional Grand Lecturers ................................................................ District Deputy Grand Lecturers (2006-2007) ................................ Election of Grand Lodge Officers ..................................................... Election of Members of the Masonic Home Board of Directors ..... 5% Membership ................................................................................. 3x First Line Signer .......................................................................... Monday Night Banquet .................................................................... Grand Lodge Financial Report ......................................................... Grand Lodge Officers (2005-2006) ................................................... Grand Representatives Appointed and Recommended .................. Grand Representatives To and From Missouri ............................... Installation Installation Officers .................................................................... Grand Lodge Officers (2006-2007) ............................................. Introductions Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri ..................... District Deputy Grand Masters ................................................. Regional Grand Lecturers .......................................................... District Deputy Grand Lecturers ............................................... Grand Lodge Officers 2005-2006 ............................................... Grand Masters and Past Grand Masters of Other Jurisdictions Grand Officers of Other Grand Jurisdictions ........................... Past Grand Masters of Missouri ................................................ Representatives of Appendant Bodies of the Masonic Family of Missouri .............................................

11 124 16 20 15 13 14 198 198 4 24,79 25 7 131 130 124 202 204 205 205 78 23 132 132 79 59 5,6 131 228 198 198,201 10 10 10 10 7 9 9 8 9


2006

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

247

List of Elected Officers of the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. of Missouri from its Organization: April 23, 1821 .............................................. 206 Lodge Directory in Districts ............................................................. 232 Roll of “Dead Lodges” organized 1821 ............................................. 211 Nominations for Masonic Home Board of Directors ....................... 23 Opening ........................................................................................ 8 Order of the Past Master .................................................................. 79 Past Grand Masters of Missouri (Living) ........................................ 200 Photographs Grand Master John M. Nations (2005-2006) ............................ 3 Grand Lodge Officers (2005-2006) ............................................. 5 Presentation of Awards Grand Lodge Achievement Awards (2005-2006) ....................... 80 Truman Award ............................................................................ 79 Lodge Secretary of the Year ........................................................ 80 Round Robin Winner ................................................................... 77,161 Masonic Service Month ............................................................... 85 Masonic Public Relations ........................................................... 85 Ritual Awards .............................................................................. 123 Proposed and Withdrawn 2006 ........................................................ 189 Proposed Amendments for Action in 2007 Section 17.130 Petition for Multiple Membership .................... 192 Section 17.180 Multiple Membership ........................................ 193 Section 10.040 Grand Lodge Dues ............................................. 195 Section 2.010 Grand Master ....................................................... 195 Section 3.100 Budget .................................................................. 196 Report of Auditor ............................................................................... 59 Report of the Grand Lecturer ........................................................... 121 Report of the Grand Secretary ......................................................... 124 50 Year Recipients ....................................................................... 133 Statistics as of June 30, 2006 ..................................................... 148 Report of the Grand Treasurer ........................................................ 150 Report of the Masonic Home of Missouri President ....................... 25 Report of the Lodge of Research ...................................................... 165 Report of Committees: Chartered Lodges ........................................................................ 88 Correspondence ........................................................................... 92 Credentials .................................................................................. 8, 147 Forms and Ceremonies ............................................................... 120 Grand Lodge Supervisory Building ........................................... 87 Jurisprudence .............................................................................. 77 Masonic Board of Relief .............................................................. 164 Masonic Children’s Foundation ................................................. 185 Masonic Education ...................................................................... 120 Masonic Scholarship ................................................................... 161 Mileage and Per Diem ................................................................ 149 Necrology ..................................................................................... 154 Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges ........................................ 158


248

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Ritual ........................................................................................... Proficiency Card Holders (Sub I,Sub II part 1, 2 and 3 and Sub III) ................................................................. Round Robin Competition .................................................... Ways and Means ..........................................................................

2006 160 180 161 163

2006 Proceedings - Grand Lodge of Missouri  

The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri convened in the One Hundred Eighty-Fifth Annual Communications...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you