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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


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BIOGRAPHICAL Grand Master Right Worshipful Brother M. Robert Berger Grand Master 2006-2007 Most Worshipful Brother M. Robert Berger was born in St. Louis on October 29, 1938. He attended the Clayton School System, graduating from Clayton High School in 1957. He attended the University of Missouri for one year and transferred to Washington University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. He is a member of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity. Mo.Wo.Bro. Berger went into his family business, Industrial Sewing Machines and since 1982, has been President and CEO of the Corporation. He joined the United States Coast Guard in its 6-8 program as a seaman and mustered out as a Lt. J.G. Mo.Wo.Bro. Berger began his Masonic career in 1969 when he was initiated an entered Apprentice in St. Louis Lodge No. 20. He served as Master of that Lodge in 1976. St. Louis Lodge #20 merged with Missouri Commonwealth Lodge and Bob took membership in Benjamin Franklin Lodge #642. He has been a faithful member there, having missed but a handful of meeting’s in the last 30 years. He served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1990. Mo.Wo.Bro. Bob is very active in the Scottish Rite, Valley of St. Louis, having served as Commander of the Council of Kadosh. He was honored with the Knight Commander of the Court of Honor in 1993, and the 33rd Degree Inspector General (Honorary) in 1997. He was President of the Cathedral Preservation Committee as well as special events. His first love is the Scottish Rite Foundation of Missouri, where he is Chairman, and is on the Scholarship Committee as well as Benevolent Committee. Mo.Wo.Bro. Berger is a Royal Arch Mason, Cryptic Mason, belongs to the Square Club, National Sojourners, Heroes of ’76, Allied Masonic Degrees, Missouri Lodge of Research, Moolah Shriner and DeMolay Legion of Honor. He has served our Grand Lodge before, as Grand Chaplain for three years, as Grand Sword Bearer, a member of the Long Range Planning Committee of three years, Distinguished Guest Committee twice, scholarship committee, as well as member of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri. Bob married the former Barbara Goldman on October 18, 1964. They have three children, Jeri Shadrich, Robin Diamond and their son Randy. Randy is currently the Senior Grand Marshal of the Grand Lodge of Missouri.

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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 1800 S. Brentwood, Apt. 1129, Brentwood 63144 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


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One Hundred Eighty Sixth Annual Communication

Monday Morning The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri convened in the One Hundred Eighty-Sixth Annual Communications on Monday and Tuesday, September 24th and 25th, 2007 at the Holiday Inn Select, Columbia, Missouri. Most Worshipful Past Grand Master, John M. Nations, introduced the following officers, who entered the assembled area and proceeded to their respective stations: Grand Tiler-David Jacobi, St. Louis Grand Orator-Charles Wasserman, Overland Park, KS Grand Orator-Webb Edwards, Branson Grand Grand Pursuivant-Richard L. Smith, St. Louis Grand Sword Bearer-Terry L. Claar, Joplin Grand Chaplain-Lawrence R. Albright, Webb City Grand Chaplain-Erick V. Kern, Chesterfield Grand Chaplain-Rev. Dr. Darrel Curtis, St. Louis Grand Chaplain-Rev. James Shemwell, Mexico Grand Chaplain-JR Latt, Hannibal Grand Chaplain-Nicholas R. Cichielo, Chesterfield Grand Chaplain-Rev. Ronald e. Wood, Jr., St. Joseph Grand Chaplain-Sheldon H. Snitz, Overland Park, KS Grand Lecturer-Randall J. Jones, Rogersville Junior Grand Marshal-Harvey R. Soule, Creve Coeur Senior Grand Marshal-Randall M. Berger, Brentwood Junior Grand Steward-Jon B. Broyles, Ballwin Senior Grand Steward-David L. Ramsey, Kirksville Junior Grand Deacon-John W. Hess, Liberty Senior Grand Deacon-Gail S. Turner, Brookfield Grand Secretary-Ronald D. Miller, Columbia Grand Treasurer-W. Marion Luna, Piedmont Junior Grand Warden-Larry C. Reynolds, Rogersville Senior Grand Warden-Rocky E. Weaver, Buckner Deputy Grand Master-Bruce R. Austin, Charleston M.W. John M. Nations 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 M. Robert Berger of Chesterfield, Missouri. The Grand Lodge welcomed Most Worshipful Berger as he entered the assembled area and proceeded to his station in the east. The Senior Grand Marshal led the Grand Lodge in according the Grand Master with Grand Honors. 7


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M.W. Brother Nations presented Most Worshipful Grand Master Berger with the Gavel of Authority, who with a rap of the gavel, seated the Grand Lodge. Most Worshipful Berger welcomed everyone to the One Hundred EightySixth Annual Communications of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. The flag was presented in the East by Alpert Pike Camp Heroes of 76, St. Louis. OPENING The Pledge of allegiance was led by M.W. Grand Master Berger, with the assistance of the Grand Officers opened the One Hundred Eighty-Sixth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge on the Third Degree of Master Mason in accordance with Missouri Ritual. The singing of America was led by Right Worshipful Brother Charles Wasserman. PRELIMINARY REPORT OF THE CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE The Committee on Credentials hereby certifies that there is a quorum present at the Grand Lodge Communication held at Columbia, Missouri on September 24 and 25, 2007. the constitutional requirement having been met, the Grand Lodge may conduct any business that may come before it. Respectfully submitted,

RWB William Van Meter Chairman, Credentials Committee INTRODUCTIONS OF MOST WORSHIPFUL PAST GRAND MASTERS OF MISSOURI. Right Worshipful Brother Senior Grand Deacon, Gail S. Turner and Right Worshipful Brother Turner presented and introduced the Past Grand Masters in attendance. M.W. Brother Walter L. Walker (1973-1974) M.W. Brother James A. Noland, Jr. (1977-1978) M.W. Brother J.C. Montgomery, JR. (1978-1979) 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) M.W. Brother Steven I. Toybes, (1998-1999) M.W. Brother Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. (1999-2000) M.W. Brother Glenn E. Means (2001-2002) M.W. Brother Jimmie D. Lee (2002-2003)


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M.W. Brother Stanley M. Thompson (2003-2004) M.W. Brother Rev. Dr. Elmer E. Revelle (2004-2005) M.W. Brother John M. Nations (2005-2006) Led by the Senior Grand Marshal, Randall M. Berger, the Grand Lodge saluted the Past Grand Masters with Grand Honors. M.W. Brother Walter L. Walker, 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 Jim Windham, Past Grand Master of Mississippi Most Worshipful Brother Richard E. Fletcher, Past Grand Master and Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association of North America. Most Worshipful Brother Max L. Carpenter, Past Grand Master and Grand Secretary of Indiana Right Worshipful Brother Junior Grand Deacon, John W. Hess 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 Jim Windham, PGM of Mississippi. INTRODUCTIONS OF THE MOST WORSHIPFUL PRINCE HALL R.W. BRO. JOHN W. HESS-JUNIOR GRAND DEACON 9:00 A.M. MONDAY M.W. Bro. Joe B. Lewis-Most Worshipful Grand Master, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A.M. of Missouri and Jurisdictions. R.W. Bro. Charles Jones, Deputy Grand Master, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A.M. of Missouri and Jurisdictions. R.W. Bro. Theopolis Charles, Grand Secretary, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A.M. of Missouri and Jurisdictions. Illustrious Sir Charles Alexander, Deputy of the Orient of Missouri, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Byron Ham, Representative for the Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A.M. of Missouri and Jurisdictions. INTRODUCTIONS OF THE GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FROM OTHER GRAND JURISDICTIONS Right Worshipful Brother Terry L. Seward, Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Illinois Right Worshipful Brother Randall E. Ogier, Personal Representative for the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska Right Worshipful Brother Senior Grand Steward, David L. Ramsey introduced and presented the Grand Lodge Officers of other Jurisdictions. The Senior Grand Steward escorted them to their seats by way of the East.


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INTRODUCTIONS OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE APPENDANT BODIES OF THE MASONIC FAMILY Robert L. Wright, Most Illustrious Grand Master, Grand Council Cryptic Masons of the State of Missouri. Kenneth D. Dingman-Most Illustrious Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons of the State of Missouri Fred Troxel, Grand Commander of the Grand Commandary Knights Templar of the State of Missouri Robert W. Cockerham, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Missouri and Executive Officer, Missouri International Order of DeMolay Mitch Weinsting, Grand Captain, Grotto of North America Supreme Director Garth Deim, Supreme Grand Tall Cedar from the Supreme Forest of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon Marion Dey, Grand Tall Cedar M.W. Grand Master Berger asked Right Worshipful Brother John B. Broyles to introduce those representatives of Appendant Bodies. INTRODUCTIONS OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ADOPTIVE BODIES OF THE MASONIC FAMILY Representatives of the Appendant Organizations affiliated with the Masonic Family of Missouri were introduced and presented to the Grand Lodge. M.W. Brother Berger greeted each one and thanked them for attending. These representatives were introduced by Right Worshipful Brother Jon B. Broyles, Junior Grand Steward. Niki Ludholz, Grand Worthy Advisor, Grand Assembly, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Tina Benefield, Assistant to the Supreme Deputy, State of Missouri, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Joyce Hartoebben, Worthy Grand Matron, Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star Paul Jackson, Worthy Grand Patron, Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star Diane Lynch, Grand Bethel Honored Queen, Job’s Daughers, Grand Guardian Council of Missouri Donna Goede, Grand Guardian, Job’s Daughters, Grand Guardian Council of Missouri Albert Beal, Assoc Grand Guardian, Job’s Daughters, Grand Guardian Council of Missouri Ginny Goede, Grand Secretary, Job’s Daughters, Grand Guardian Council of Missouri June Kaiser, Grand Royal Matron, Grand Court of Missouri, Order of the Amaranth Gary Wynn, Grand Royal Patron, Grand Court of Missouri, Order of the Amaranth Cory Meyer, State Master Councilor, International Order of DeMolay Robert W. Cockerham, Executive Officer in Missouri, International Order of DeMolay


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INTRODUCTIONS OF THE MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI Karin Bell, Executive Director, Masonic Home of Missouri Kathryn Johnson, Administrator of the Kansas City Facility, Masonic Home of Missouri Audry Dugan, President, Masonic Home Advisory Board Janice Bledsoe, Past Grand Matron and Secretary of the Masonic Home Advisory Board Donna Jackon, Treasurer, Msonic Home Advisory Board INTRODUCTIONS OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS R.W. Brother Randall M. Berger presented the District Deputy Grand Masters, who stood at their chairs in the auditorium to receive words of appreciation from Most Worshipful Grand Master, M. Robert Berger. Grand Master Berger commended them on their tireless and faithful service to the Masonic Fraternity. INTRODUCTIONS OF THE REGIONAL GRAND LECTURERS AND DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS R.W. Grand Lecturer Randall J. Jones, presented the District Deputy Grand Lecturers who stood at their seats and the Regional Grand Lecturers by name to receive words of appreciation from Most Worshipful Grand Master Berger. REGION A-Bobby R. O’Dell REGION B-F. Wayne Dugan REGION C-Michael F. Armstrong REGION D-Dennis L. Hammack REGION F-Joe W. Johnson REGION G-Wayne G. Tucker R.W. Brother Jones, introduced R.W. Brother Stanton T. Brown and R.W. James E. Spencer who are our Grand Lecturers Emeritus. M.W. Grand Master Berger offered words of thanks for the dedication he has given and continues to give to the Masonic Fraternity. INTRODUCTIONS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI Deputy Grand Master Bruce R. Austin, 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 Zelwin Eaton Right Worshipful Brother Dennis Fetter Right Worshipful Brother Richard Paul Right Worshipful Brother Ron Jones Right Worshipful Brother Larry Harman Right Worshipful Brother Larry Houge Right Worshipful Brother John W. Siscell, III Plaques were presented to Dennis Fetter and Larry Houge for their dedicated service as members of the Masonic Home of Missouri Board of Directors.


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ELECTIONS FOR THE MASONIC HOME BOARD OF DIRECTORS M. 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. Berger announced that nominations would now be in order for the Masonic Home Board of Directors. M.W. J.C. Montgomery, Jr. nominated R.W. Brother Harvey Soule M.W. Jimmie D. Lee nominated R.W. Brother Webb Edwards No other nominations were made. G.M. Berger called for a show of hands to elect the two to serve on the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home Board, they were elected. ADDRESS OF THE GRAND MASTER To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. Brethren, I am both privileged and honored to greet and welcome each of you to the 187th Annual Communication. To the past Grand Masters, I am especially pleased to extend warm fraternal greetings and best wishes. To you who have given so much time and effort not only on my behalf, but also on behalf of our time honored institutions, words cannot adequately thank you enough. To our distinguished guests from the other Grand Jurisdictions, all Masons in Missouri unite with me in extending our sincere gratitude for your presence at this Communication. Your presence here adds a great deal of knowledge to this Communication and we are indebted to you. To my officers, committees, District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers, I want to thank each and every one of you for making this not only the most memorable year of my life, but an extremely productive one. I would especially like to thank Dick Smith and Harvey Soule for their constant assistance and companionship in traveling the entire state with me. To all Masons in Missouri, I offer my humble thanks for the honor and the privilege of having served you as your Grand Master during this past year. This has been a very full and busy year. We began with the idea in mind to enhance everyone’s personal feelings about Masonry, make him feel better by being a Mason and helping contribute as a Mason. We have accomplished this end thru the MoChip program and though this is not about numbers, we have identified over 25,000 children this year in our State. As I have stated on numerous occasioned, because of our MoChip program, the populous are urging us to appear in their communities to help identify their children. It is my hope that this program will remain funded by our Grand Lodge, and that the Square and Compass remain in front of the public for many years in the future. The recognition that the Masonic Fraternity is enjoying because of our MoChip program cannot be measure din dollars and cents. However, because of all the publicity of the abducted boys here in Missouri, we have benefited thru newspapers, radio and television to the tune of nearly three million dollars in publicity. The conference of Grand Masters was held in Portland, Oregon this year and I had the honor, because of Mo. Wo. Bro. Glen Means, of being on the Planning Committee. The main topic of this conference was our Masonic Home. The Masonic Homes outreach program, which turned out to be a great success. Most of the other Jurisdictions are in the red, losing money, going bankrupt or in


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need of fixing the problems of their home or homes; while we have the Solution. We also put on two separate breakout sessions on our MoChip Program. Through both these programs, Missouri was able to show its true colors. In order to complete my address, there are three separate decisions I must address – the first refers to the Masonic Trial whereby a Trial Commission was formed, a trial held and Philip Elam was expelled from Free Masonry and divested of all rights and privileges appertaining thereto. The second refers to my Decision to implement the use of the Mini Petition. During the year, the use of Pocket Petitions was authorized so that more potential Members of our Lodges could be reached, without the formality of the Long Form Petitions that many people, find cumbersome to carry on their persons. The Pocket Petition has proved extremely popular and successful. Consequently, the use of the Pocket Petition is hereby authorized, upon the approval of the Grand Lodge of my Grand Master’s Address, until such time as a subsequent Grand Master revokes or amends it’s use. Last, but certainly not least, was the DeMolay Sorority that began in Lebanon, Missouri. A potential dispute arose in August involving the Masonic Youth Groups as a result of the creation of a DeMolay Sorority. Immediately upon being informed that this was creating a potential problem in our Missouri Masonic Family, I called a meeting with the three leaders of the Masonic Youth Groups of Missouri. As a result of that meeting and subsequent conversations the matter has been permanently resolved such that the Sorority has been permanently disbanded, and that all members of the Masonic Youth community remain in peace and harmony. There will be no future attempts to start any other DeMolay Sororities in Missouri. I wish to extend my deepest and most personal thank you to Mom Donna Goede, Mom Ginny Goede, Mom Catherine Dent and Dad Bob Cockerham for their respective cooperation in resolving this potential issue without any discord. I especially desire to thank Dad Cockerham for his devotion to the Masonic Family and in agreeing to retain the Masonic Youth at the forefront of Missouri masonry by not continuing the Sorority so that the Young Women therein involved can now join the other Masonic Youth Groups that already are recognized by the Grand Lodge of Missouri. With such wonderful leadership, our Masonic Youth Group certainly has much to be proud of and I again thank each leader for their assistance and cooperation. Right Wo. Deputy Grand Master, at this time I request that the published address of the Grand Master along with the Supplemental Address be referred to the Committee on Grand Masters Address for review and report at a later time. AREA MEETINGS During the months of October and November, eight area meetings were held as follows: Saturday, October 14 — Saturday, October 21 — Saturday, October 28 — Saturday, October 28 — Friday, November 3 — Saturday, November 4 — Friday, November 10 — Saturday, November 11 —

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Although I met with the DDGL’s and DDGM’s immediately after Grand Lodge closed, it was important to get these meetings in as quickly as possible in order to implement our new Education Program. The Masonic Home spoke on the Residential Living Facility in Kansas City, on the Outreach Program, Social Services and Children’s Outreach Programs. I emphasized our MoChip program—the need to have our lodges out in the communities helping the children and family identify the young ones. We stressed the win, win, win, philosophy of our Endowed Memberships with the Grand Lodge building an Endowment, the member never paying future dues and the lodge receiving a stipend in perpetuity. As I mentioned, we stressed Masonic Education, Protocol, and the ability to renew our Masonic Obligation—an oath, which we all took at our Lodge Alter. The attendance was great, the enthusiasm greater. My thanks to the Lodges, Scottish Rites and the brothers who gave of their time and building’s for use. MASONIC YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS I had the honor and privilege of attending all of the youth organization sessions this year. It began with the International Supreme Council Order of DeMolay on June 14th where the Grand Master spoke to a group of several hundred DeMolay from all over our great country. It was a great honor for Missouri to host this meeting. I then went to Job’s Daughters on the 21st of June in Jefferson City for the 83rd Annual Session of Job’s Daughters International. The session was TreeMendous with the girls having a successful program. On July 1st, the Rainbow Grand Session in Springfield was held and again the Grand Lodge contributed to the welfare of each of the three recognized Youth organization. I need to add the following; in order to correctly analyze the proceeding’s of this year. A potential dispute arose in August involving the Masonic Youth Groups as a result of the creation of a DeMolay Sorority. Immediately upon being informed that this was creating a potential problem in our Missouri Masonic Family, I called a meeting with the three leaders of the Masonic Youth Groups of Missouri. As a result of that meeting and subsequent conversations the matter has been permanently resolved such that the Sorority has been permanently disbanded, and that all members of the Masonic Youth community remain in peace and harmony. There will be no future attempts to start any other DeMolay Sororities in Missouri. I wish to extend my deepest and most personal thank you to Mom Donna Goede, Mom Ginny Goede, Mom Catherine Dent and Dad Bob Cockerham for their respective cooperation in resolving this potential issue without any discord. I especially desire to thank Dad Cockerham for his devotion to the Masonic Family and in agreeing to retain the Masonic Youth at the forefront of Missouri masonry by not continuing the Sorority so that the Young Women therein involved can now join the other Masonic Youth Groups that already are recognized by the Grand Lodge of Missouri. With such wonderful leadership, our Masonic Youth Group certainly has much to be proud of and I again thank each leader for their assistance and cooperation.


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MASONIC TRIAL Mo. Wo. Bro. John Nations appointed a trial commission comprised of: Ralph K. Soebbing – Chairman, Brainerd W. LaTourette, Jr. – Member, and Robert L. Campbell – Member The following is their findings of fact, Conclusions of Law, and Judgment in the matter of Phillip G. Elam. The Trial Commission convened at Webster Groves Lodge on September 30, 2006 at 1:00 P.M. The Commission heard the sworn testimony of seven witnesses, but the Commission heard no oral testimony from defendant Phillip Elam, as he chose not to be present. In lieu of his personal appearance, defendant Elam submitted a lengthy written document denominated “A Formal Response to Unfounded Masonic Charges.” For convenience we shall hereafter refer to this document as defendant’s brief. The Commission has carefully considered all of the testimony heard along with the 42 exhibits admitted into evidence. We find that the evident, taken as a whole, confirms a long history of insubordination and unmasonic conduct on the part of Phillip Elam. An especially egregious example of his unmasonic conduct took place on May 8, 2006, when he called the St. Louis County police with the intent of having two brothers forcibly removed from Gardenville-Cache Lodge. We find that his conduct in this respect was arbitrary, abuse and completely without justification. Much of Elam’s unmasonic conduct appears to have centered around his mistaken belief the Grand Lodge had no authority to order an audit of Gardenville’s books. On January 12, 2006, Elam went so far as to offer a formal motion in open lodge to table and suspend all audit-related actions. The motion, consisting often numbered paragraphs, failed, but Elam continued his persistent resistance to an audit and his unrelenting defiance of Grand Lodge authority. Defendant’s brief is filled with strident and inflammatory argument that generates more heat than light. By no stretch of the imagination can the brief be considered admissible evidence. Although defendant’s brief has no probative value, it does reflect Elam’s continuing and ongoing defiance of orders and directives emanating from the Grand Lodge. Sadly, there is nothing in his brief to suggest even the slightest degree of repentance or remorse. Why Elam chose not to attend the trial is a matter about which the Commission will not speculate. Suffice it to say the Elam was not out of town on September 30, 2006; as he said he would be in a letter he wrote to WB Alan DeWoskin erroneously dated August 17, 2006. In fact, Elmas was in town on the morning September 30, 2006. According to the uncontradicted testimony of WB James Emory, Elam delivered a “big brown envelope” (containing several copies of Elam’s brief) to Emory’s house late that morning. After Emory found the envelope in his office at home, Emory called Elam and had a telephone conversation with Elam regarding what Elam wanted him to do with the envelope. At that time Emory had only 45 minutes to get to Webster Groves Lodge in time for the trial at 1:00 P.M. Clearly Elam was not out of town and could have attended the trial had he chosen to do so. The Trial Commission did enter its judgment as follows: Charge No. 1 is supported by clear and convincing evidence. (Same as to remaining eight charges except for Charge No. 3, which was dismissed at the beginning of the trail). Wherefore, the Trial Commission did hereby order that Philip Elam be expelled from Freemasonry and be divested of all of the rights and privileges appertaining thereto. Costs assessed against defendant.


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GRAND REPRESENTATIVE APPPOINTMENTS The Grand Lodge of Missouri participates with other jurisdictions to exchange Representatives in order to give recognition and honor to the individual so named. It was my privilege to give the following Brothers such honor. New York – Rt. Wo. Bro. Nicholas R. Cichielo Grand Lodge of Sal Paulo, Brazil – Rt. Wo. Bro. Erick “Rick” Kern Grand Lodge of Estado De Guerrero, Mexico – Rt. Wo. Bro. Alan DeWoskin United Grand Lodge of Bulgaria – Rt. Wo. Bro. Keith Neece Grand Lodge of Croatia – Wo. Bro. Charlie Wiegert Grand Lodge of Senegal, West Africa – Rt. Wo. Bro. Terry Clair MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI The most rewarding experience a Mason can have is helping others. I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve for four years on the Masonic Home Board and as President and Chairman for an extra year; it has become a way of life for me—one that I will miss dearly. I can proudly say that I never missed a meeting. The programs that the Home provides are the best in the country, as we were able to show at the Conference of Past masters. Our outreach program, whereby the home is where you are, has brought other jurisdictions to inquire how we operate so efficiently and cost effective. The staff has traveled to other jurisdictions in order to help explain the workings of our Home. Remember; keep your dues paid in order that your wife, widow and female members of Eastern Star remain eligible for assistance. The challenge for our Masonic Home is soon to become greater than ever. As our Brethren become older, the numbers applying for assistance becomes greater and our needs for additional funds increase. For those of you who donate to the Home, we thank you, and to those that are looking for a charity with a need for the future, please consider the Masonic Home in your will. CONFERENCE OF GRAND MASTERS OF NORTH AMERICA Last year I was asked to submit a resume in order to become a candidate for the 2007 planning committee. I am sure it was because of Mo. Wo. Bro. Glenn Means, I was chosen to be a member of the committee; for which I thank him profusely. We met in Portland, Oregon; with the main format being the Masonic Home of Missouri. The Masonic Home had the main program with Karen Bell and Barbara Ramsey demonstrating to the entire membership why the outreach program works in Missouri. After fielding questions from the floor, it became apparent is would work elsewhere. They were asked to take the show on the road to other jurisdictions as we found out that other states were near bankruptcy. On top of the great job our staff did, we also had 20 breakout sessions on our MoChip program. Rt. Wo. Bro. Nicholas Cichielo, Rt. Wo. Bro. John Hess and Rt. Wo. Bro. Jon Broyles explained why the communities throughout our great state are asking the Masons to come and help identify their children. We also had several sessions of discussion with the various jurisdictions and found the states without C2A classes were losing membership at an alarming rate. I was


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proud to make the statement that “Missouri stopped the bleeding” several years ago and we are currently adding between one and two percent of additional membership to our totals. ENDOWED MEMBERSHIP It has become apparent that the Endowed Membership Program moved from the back burner to the front with an exerted effort this year. It truly is a winwin situation with the Grand Lodge increasing its endowment and the lodge receiving a stipend from that brother in perpetuity. We had a number of 50 year members purchase Endowed Memberships this year. By the way, it may sound like bragging, but we received right at 500 Endowed Memberships this year. Thanks to all who participated, and to Mo. Wo. Bro. John Nation’s who said, “Beat my 275 Endowed Members”, wellÖ. LIBRARY AND MUSEUM As I am sure, you are all aware the Museum is becoming a reality. I have been asked on numerous occasions, who is responsible for accepting donations for the Museum and Library? After listening to our brothers, I called for the formation of a special committee in order to investigate these and other questions relevant to the Museum. Mo. Wo. Brother Glen Means Chaired the Committee and they reached several decisions pertinent to the future of the Museum, Library and Missouri Lodge of Research. 1.

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Thanks to the entire committee and, particularly, to Mo. Wo. Bro. Glen Means. MINI POCKET PETITION Rt. Wo. Bro. Nicholas R. Cichielo, our Grand Chaplain and Chairman of Masonic Education Committee, along with Rt. Wo. Bro. Ronald D. Jones, Chairman of our Public Relations Committee approached me to put the Mini Petition into use in Missouri. It has been so successful in several other states, that to not use it, would hinder the work these two men have been doing together.


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I allowed the Mini Petition to be used in place of our standard petition for membership. This small or mini petition can be carried in ones wallet, and when needed, taken and given immediately to the prospective member. Its success speaks for itself – 8 out of every 10 petitions being used today, are of the Mini Petition’s usage. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS There are so many people that deserve recognition; I hardly know where to begin. The person most responsible for my being where I am in Free Masonry, Mr. St. Louis, Rt. Wo. Bro. Martin Toybes. Marty was loved by all and my “Pal” is sorely missed every day. Mo. Wo. Bro. Daniel F. Cole, the Patriarch of the Cole Line, for his guidance and direction. Mo. Wo. Bro. Steven I. Tobes having the faith and conviction to put me in the advancing line. To Randy Berger—Rt. Wo. thank you for all your help this year in filing in at various lodges when I had a schedule conflict. To my wife Barbara thanks for being so understanding at my being away all year long. Without your help this year would have been difficult at best. To Dick Smith, Harvey Soule, Rick Kern, Nick Cichielo, and Ron Miller; thank you for your friendship, your guidance, and your being there for me. It made for a fun year. To the Grand Lodge Office Staff, you are the best. I don’t know how you do it. The Grand Lodge Line, thank you for your support, and if you need any help from the Eastern part of the State, you know who to call on. The real thanks go to all the wonderful Brothers I met this year—you are the best and I truly love each and every one of you. STATE OF THE CRAFT For the past year, I have made it my duty as Grand Master to travel this great state and attend as many lodge meetings as possible. I have to admit I have been to lodges that you can’t get to from here. The main thing they all have in common, the heavy amount of degree work they are encountering. Because of this, lodge degree work has increased dramatically, as well as, a larger number of C2A classes. We stressed Masonic Education and I can only hope that it continues to be stressed for years to come, as our past should be a reflection on our future. We are seeing increased attendance at our lodge meetings and a renewed interest in Masonry as a whole. This could be from a multitude of positive programs that our fraternity is conducting; Public Awareness thru movies such as The DiVinci Code and National Treasure, or through our charitable giving such as contributing three million dollars daily from our various Masonic bodies through our great country. Our Masonic Home has become a leading force, which other states are attempting to emulate. Our outreach program where “the home is where you are” has become so successful that in the future, this will be all that is needed. Our Masonic Children’s foundation, with the Brothers, Sisters and volunteers that work our successful MoChip program enabling Missouri Masons to become part of their community by being asked to help protect the children of that community. This year, free of charge, we identified 25,000 children; and though we hope it should not be needed, it if helps one child, through the Amber Alert System, our work will not be in vein.


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Thru the advent of the mini petition, just pull it form your wallet, it should help membership by being able to supply the petition immediately, and not needing to send one in the mail. We also have a common goal to support, maintain, and fund our Masonic Library and Museum. It truly is a Museum for the ages and something to be proud of. We are in the process of having our brothers maintain, assemble, and manage the museum and library thru a board, maintained by the Masonic Home. I have seen nothing but optimism in every facet of Masonry in our State this year, and I feel this solid support from our Brethren will continue. GRAND MASTER’S ITINERARY 2006-2007 September 2006 Wed. Sept. 27 Sat. Sept. 30 Sat. Sept. 30 Sat. Sept. 30

Magnolia Euclid Lodge #626 — Visit Gardenville Masonic Temple – Masonic Trial Olive Branch Lodge #576 – 100th Anniversary Algabil-Freedom Lodge #636 – Installation of Officer

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Gavel Club Reception Moolah Shrine Temple – Eastern Star By-Laws Committee Meeting Mo. Wo. Bro. John Nations Rt. Wo. Bro. Randy Berger Rt. Wo. Bro. Ron Miller Rt. Wo. Bro. Alan DeWash Sun. Jan 7 Memorial – Vera Montgomery Mon. Jan. 8 Meeting – Potentate Moolah – Membership Thurs. Jan. 11 Meeting – DDGM 27 B&C on Temple Assoc. Wed. Jan. 17 Shrine Hospital Board Meeting – Guest Speaker Sat. Jan. 20 Masonic Home Board Wed. Jan 24 Columbia District 22 Meeting 7:00 PM Sat. Jan 27 Pleasant Hill District 20 Meeting – Coon Dinner

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Fri. Mar. 16-17 Kansas City – Home Board Grand Lodge – Officers Meeting Tue. Mar. 20 Columbia, MO – Lunch with Donor Mr. Levy Wed. Mar. 21 Ben Franklin Lodge #642 – Honors Grand Master Thurs. Mar. 22 Wayne Lodge #526, Piedmont – Honors Grand Master April 2007 Wed. Apr. 4 Sat. Apr. 7 Fri. Apr. 13 Sun. Apr. 15 Tue. Apr. 17 Fri. Apr. 20 Sat. Apr. 21 Sat. Apr. 21 Sun. Apr. 22 Wed. Apr. 25 Fri. Apr. 27 May 2007 Tue. May 1 Wed. May 2 Wed. May 2 Fri. May 4 Sat. May 5 Sun. May 6 Mon. May 7 Tue. May 8 Sat. May 12 Tue. May 15 Thurs. May 17 Sat. May 19 Sat. May 19 Sat. May 19 Sat. May 19 Sun. May 20 Sun. May 20 Tue. May 22 June 2007 Sat. June 2 Sun. June 3 Tue. June 5 Wed. June 6 Wed. June 6 Tue. June 12 Wed. June 13 Thurs. June 14

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Gavel Club St. Francois Lodge #234 Tuscan Lodge – Installation DeMolay, Job’s, Rainbow Meeting, Columbia Home Board Meeting Truman Club Celebration Polar Start Rose Hill Lodge #79 – Installation Past Masters Dinner Ben Franklin Lodge #642 – Installation and 65 year pin Foundation Breakfast for Clinic

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M.W. Grand Master M. Robert Berger granted permission for the following lodges to host a Chance To - Advance Class. October 7, 2006 October 21, 2006 November 11, 2006 November 18, 2006 December 9, 2006 December 9, 2006 February 17, 2007 February 24, 2007 March 3, 2007 April 30, 2007 May 12, 2007 May 19, 2007 May 29, 2007 June 12, 2007 June 22, 2007

Polar Star - Rose Hill 79 O’Sullivan No. 7 Savannah No. 71 Gate of the Temple No. 422 Independence Lodge No. 76 Twilight Lodge No. 114 Marcus Lodge No. 110 Gate of the Temple No. 422 Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Twilight Lodge No. 114 Independence Lodge No. 76 Solomon Lodge No. 271 Twilight Lodge No. 114 Polar Star-Rose Hill No. 79 Pendelton Lodge No. 551

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July 21, 2007 Magnolia-Euclid Lodge No. 626, Crestwood, MO August 11, 2007 (date changed from 25th) Solomon Lodge No. 271 Springfield, MO September 8, 2007 Granite Lodge No. 272 Sedalia, MO September 15, 2007 Independence Lodge No. 76 Independence, MO October 6, 2007 St. Louis, Missouri No. 1 St. Louis, MO November 17, 2007 Gate of the Temple No. 422 Springfield, MO MASONIC SERVICE PRESENTATION M.W. Berger introduced M.W. Richard E. Fletcher, PGM and Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association presented a Certificate of Recognition to M.W. Grand Master Berger. CALLED FROM LABOR The Grand Lodge was called from Labor 11:30 AM MONDAY AFTERNOON, 1:30 P.M. CALLED TO LABOR 1:30 PM PRESIDENT OF THE MASONIC HOME BOARD REPORT Our Mission: To provide the best quality of life for those eligible adults and children who request our assistance. Serving as President of the Masonic Home of Missouri Board of Directors has been truly an honor and privilege that I will treasure always. Working with the dedicated and committed Brothers of our Fraternity along with the Sisters from the Order of the Eastern Star Advisory Board has made this past year very enjoyable. I thank each and every one of them for working along side each other toward a common goal and providing the leadership needed to serve our members long into the future. Kansas City Assisted Care Facility The Kansas City facility has been at full capacity all year, with an active waiting list. This past year, the State of Missouri made changes to long term care facility regulations. These changes gave the Masonic Home the option to continue providing the same level of care that they have done for twenty years, or adopting the new regulations which would allow the Home to provide a higher level of care to our members. The latter was chosen and our license was elevated to Assisted Level 3. Our dedicated and caring staff is now able to provide a higher level of service to our members. With these new responsibilities, we are able to keep our members at the Home longer when they need our assistance in dressing, bathing or evacuating the building. The staff may now also provide hospice care to our residents. The number of volunteers at the Kansas City Facility continues to grow. The ladies from the Eastern Star give so much time and effort providing our residents with love and companionship, as they arrive weekly to conduct bible study, ceramics classes and attend field trips. Our staff and residents are grateful for their dedication. Lodges, the masonic youth organizations and other masonic bodies continue


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to hold meetings and organized events at the facility and stay involved with the residents. We are grateful to have their support not only because they bring such joy to our residents; but also because our residents may not have the opportunity to participate in these events outside the facility. Outreach & Social Services The Outreach Services program grew by 27.4% in 2007 by providing over $1.47 million dollars in direct unreimbursed expenses to 170 Missouri Master Masons, their wives, widows and their children. The Creating a Partnership Program increased by 62%, thanks to the efforts of over 45 lodges who promoted and supported this program to aid needy children in their community. Over 3.600 children were served around the State of Missouri through this wonderful program. $71,651.00 and $9,908.00 from the Masonic Home and Lodges respectively was provided for necessary supplies, clothing and other items. We are still providing for two 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. Feasibility Study for Expanding the Masonic Home Services Last year MWB Berger reported that the Home had conducted a feasibility study to expand services in the Eastern portion of the state. The Masonic Home Board decided this would not be in the best interest of the Home to pursue expanding in this area. At that time, the Board looked at the possibility of expanding services in Columbia, behind the Masonic Complex. Over the next twelve months, the committee continued to meet with architectural, legal and financial firms to evaluate all the aspects of expanding our services. In May 2007, the Masonic Home Board of Directors evaluated a proposal to build a Masonic Village behind the Masonic Complex in Columbia. The full Board voted not to accept that proposal. Masonic Museum and Library The Museum and Library Committee has worked diligently this past year with Cindee Herrick, our Museum Curator and PGAV Destination Consulting to develop and establish a Masonic Museum that will make our jurisdiction proud. Our current committee, appointed by the Grand Master consists of MWB Elmer E. Revelle; RWB Ronald D. Miller, Grand Secretary; RWB Doug Reece, Committee Chairman; RWB Harvey Soule and RWB Keith Neese. With their leadership and guidance, the final documents have been sent out for bid and in August will be presented to the committee and the Masonic Home Board for approval. Construction of the museum is slated to begin in September and the formal Grand Opening scheduled for February 2008. Support of the Home This past year the Home has seen a large increase in the financial support of the members, their families and other supporting individuals. Our general contributions, Grand Master’s and Year End Appeals and annual fundraising events, such as the Golf Outing and Truman Club Dinner have all experienced a tremendous increase in financial support. In June 2006 we launched the Truman Club, a donor recognition program. We began the program with 650 annual members and one year later now have 873 members; representing a 34% increase in such donors supporting the Home.


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Our perpetual members who donation levels range from $1,000 to over $100,000 have increased 66% to 104 members. Through the Truman Club and other general we have experienced a 179% increase in donor support. Staff and donations Board Members Our annual Grand Master’s Appeal and Year End Appeals have increased their net revenue by 150% over the past year. We are grateful for the continued annual support of our existing and new donors which validates that our brothers and sisters stand behind the successful programs and services we are providing to our members, their families and the community through the Outreach Services, the Kansas City Facility and our Children’s Outreach and Creating a Partnership programs. Staff and Board Members The Masonic Home is grateful to have professional and caring staff that is dedicated to our members. Whether they are providing a loving home-like environment at the Kansas City Facility or meeting with family members to discuss Outreach Services, our knowledgeable employees are committed to fulfilling our mission. Under the leadership of the Executive Director, the senior staff at the Corporate Office and the Kansas City Administrator brings years of stability and expertise to the Masonic Home programs. Our Public Relations staff work diligently to promote our programs, services and facility and help the membership understand what services are available to them, while our Development staff enhance our programs for current and potential donors. I am grateful to all our staff members, from Accounting to Maintenance for the dedication and service they have provided to the Masonic Home. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Board of Directors for their support and hard work over the past year. This year we lose two dedicated brothers who have served this Board well. RWB Dennis Fetter and RWB Larry Houge will be leaving as their term expires. It has been a pleasure to serve with you and I thank you for all you have contributed over the past four years to our ONE GREAT CHARITY, the Masonic Home of Missouri. Fraternally submitted, Bruce R. Austin

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Report of Committees M.W. Grand Master Berger stated that the report booklet of the Standing and Special Committees which were distributed on Monday, September 24, 2007 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: 2007 ROUND ROBIN WINNER R.W. Randall J. Jones, Grand Lecturer, introduced the 2007 Round Robin winner Steven D. Smith 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. 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-Theodore J. Picraux * 2002-Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. 2003-C. Scott Houge 2004-Dennis W. Spears 2005-Vernon M. Rust 2006-Thomas E. Christine 2007-Steven D. Smith *

Deceased REPORT OF THE JURISPRUDENCE COMMITTEE

To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your committee on Jurisprudence respectfully reports as follows: DISPENSATIONS The Committee has examined the dispensations issued by order of the Grand Master as set forth in the report of the Grand Secretary, and the Committee approves the same as within the discretion of the Grand Master.


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CONSENTS AND PERMISSIONS The Committee examined the consents and permissions pertaining to the activities and operation of subordinate lodges granted by the Grand Master as set forth in the report of the Grand Secretary and the Committee approves the same as within the discretion of the Grand Master. DECISIONS We have examined the decisions reported by Grand Master M. Robert Berger and we approve the decisions as printed in the Grand Master’s Address. EDICTS None 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 BERGER: 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

Bruce R. Austin

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

Rocky E. Weaver

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

Larry C. Reynolds

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

Gail S. Turner

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

W. Marion Luna

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M.W. Grand Master Berger 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 Treasurer

Ronald D. Miller

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CALL FROM LABOR The Grand Lodge was called from Labor on Monday afternoon at 3:00 PM, September 24th, 2007. R.W. Brother Grand Chaplain Sheldon N. Snitz offered prayer. ORDER OF THE PAST MASTER The ritual was performed by Past Grand Masters and the order was conferred upon 29, 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, M. Robert Berger, 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. Most Worshipful Grand Master Berger, introduced the entertainment for the evening. Grand Master Berger 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 2007. The Grand Master was assisted by the Deputy Grand Master and the Education Committee Chairman. Right Worshipful Bruce R. Austin, Deputy Grand Master, introduced David Haywood as his appointment to the advancing line of Grand Lodge Officers. Right Worshipful Brother Ronald D. Miller 2007 Truman Award Winner R.W. Bro. Ronald D. Miller of Kirksville, Mo., comes from a career as both teacher and administrator. He served as Athletic Director of the Kirksville RIII School District from 1986 to 1997 where he coached basketball and supervised a staff of 23 coaches and the related athletic budget. Prior to that he had taught drivers education and adaptive physical education to handicapped students. From 1967-74 he taught drivers education and coached basketball, track, and tennis at Alton, IL., Sr. High School while also teaching physical education and coaching basketball, football, and track at Kirksville R-III Jr. High School. For nine years he officiated basketball in the Northeast Missouri area. Masonically, R.W. Bro. Miller has a long list of accomplishments. Most recently he has been known to the Grand Lodge as a member of the Masonic Education


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Committee (six years) and as Chairman of Grand Lodge Achievement Award program. A member of Adair Lodge No. 366 since 1980, he served as Master in 1990 and has been Lodge Treasurer the past two years. He served as District Deputy Grand Master, Second District, 1992-93 and also 1993-94. He had headed each of York Rite bodies in Kirksville (Caldwell Chapter No.53; Kirksville Council No. 44, and Ely Commandery No. 22, Knights Templar). He has been accorded the KYCH In the York Rite. He is a member of the Scottish Rite, Columbia, likewise a member of Moila Shrine Temple, St. Joseph, and a past Board Member of the local Shrine Club. He is a Past Patron of Ashland Chapter No.309, Order of Eastern Star. He has served as Associate Guardian of Bethel No.30, Job’s Daughters. He is a member & Secretary of the Missouri Lodge of Research. He is a 33rd Degree Inspector General (Honorary) in the Scottish Rite Valley of Columbia, National Sojourners, Kansas City Chapter No. 63, Heart of Missouri York Rite College No. 188, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priest, Order of High Priesthood of Missouri, Red Cross of Constantine, Allied Masonic Degrees and Grotto of North America. 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 2007 *

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 (27) Ronald D. Miller (366) Deceased LODGE SECRETARY OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS

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MASONIC SERVICE MONTH AWARD Most Worshipful M. Robert Berger announced that Windsor Lodge No. 29 had been selected to receive the trophy for their work within their community. MASONIC PUBLIC RELATIONS AWARD Most Worshipful Berger presented Mineral Lodge No. 471 with the Public Relations Traveling Trophy for their work in Public Relations for their lodge.


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Tuesday Morning (September 25th, 2007) The Grand Lodge was called to Labor at 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday Morning, September 25, 2007. Prayer was offered by Right Worshipful Brother Nicholas R. Cichielo, Grand Chaplain. GRAND MASTER BERGER: Brothers, the reports of the following standing committees have been printed in the booklet “Report of Officers and Committees”: Building Supervisory Board, By-Laws, Chartered Lodges, Correspondence, Forms and Ceremonies, Masonic Children’s Foundation, Masonic Publications, Necrology, Ritual, Youth. The following reports of Special Committees are printed the booklet also: Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges, Scholarship The booklet was distributed on Monday, September 24th, 2007. 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. Ö.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 Auditor, Grand Treasurer, Grand Lecturer, Grand Secretary, Lodge of Research, 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. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON GRAND MASTER’S ADDRESS REPORT OF THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE Most Worshipful Grand Master Berger, called upon Right Worshipful Brother H. Keith Neese, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee to make his report. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD AND GRAND LODGE OFFICE BUILDING Brethren, While your Committee has received several telephone inquiries this year, we have only one pending application under consideration. Lathrop Lodge No. 506 has been granted tentative approval for their new proposed Lodge facility, based on plans approved by the City of Lathrop, and a Building Permit being issued. Said permit states that all work will be performed according to all existing building codes.


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We anticipate more buildings to be approved and built in 2008. Fraternally submitted, ROBERT D. JENKINS, Chairman Grand Lodge of Missouri Building Supervisory Board REPORT OF THE BY-LAWS COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri, This year the committee worked with the Grand Secretary’s office to incorporate revisions to the Constitution and By-Laws (C&B) adopted through the 2006 Annual Session. This information was also distributed to the Grand Lodge Officers, Past Grand Masters, all lodges, and other holders of the hardcopy version of the C&B. The C&B revisions process developed by the committee and the Grand Secretary’s office to assure the accurate and timely dissemination of revisions to the C&B appears to be working well. As always, Grand Secretary Miller and Special Projects Manager Amy Tripi have done an exemplary job in implementing the revision process and maintaining the digital version of the C&B. The C&B is a large and complex document. The committee encourages the brethren to contact the Grand Secretary’s office to report any errors, omissions, or suggested improvements. Fraternally submitted, Gordon Hopkins Steven I. Toybes Walter Walker Daniel F. Cole, Chairman REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CHARTERED LODGES - 2007 To the Grand Lodge of A. F. & A. M. of Missouri Brethren, The Committee on Chartered Lodges met at the Grand Lodge office on August 4, 2007. The Committee consists of the following members: Robert E. Hardester- Chairman Dale Bryan – Member Donald H. Roller-Member Frederick A. Troxel Jr.- Member Norman G. Schlagenhauf Jr.-Member (Unable to attend) Richard L. Smith – Member (Unable to attend) 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 2006-07 Grand Lodge Year the following Lodges combined to better serve our fraternity.


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This again was a small number of lodge mergers. 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 2006-2007 Figures Total number of Members 47,484 (as of 8-22-07) Initiated as E. A. (6-30-06–7-1-07) 1,612 Raised to Master Masons 1,505 Suspension Non Pay dues 1,221 Informational Statistics Reinstated after Suspension for Non-Payment of Dues- 2007 355 Deaths 1,507 Fifty Year Members (1-1-06–12-31-06) 621 Remissions 858 Total Endowed Members (Living) 2622 Total Endowed Members (Deceased) 369 Demitted Without Privileges 62 Demitted to Complete Transfer of Membership 212 Demitted from Lodge of Original Membership 54 Affiliated by Transfer 233 Affiliated as Multiple Members 195 Withdrew Multiple Membership 54 Members Expelled 14 The number of candidates raised to the degree of Master Mason as a result of the Chance to Advance Program during the 2006 Grand Lodge Years is not available because the reports of class raisings on a district basis are not forwarded to the Grand Lodge. 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, Grain Valley in the Kansas City Area and the Lake of the Ozarks area. With this lack of a physical presence we are losing opportunities to gain


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new members because the people living in these areas are not aware of what Freemasonry is and how it contributes to our communities. It is recommended that new lodges not be opened to fill these voids but that existing lodges be moved to fill them. We have in the metropolitan areas cases where two or more lodges meet at the same location on different nights of the week and have few members in attendance. We would recommend that they consider merging and pooling of their resources and members to strengthen the fraternity and provide for the following benefits: Better attendance at meetings. Reduce expenses for utilities. Make the building available for rental to other organizations • 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. We possess the methodology and technology to analyze the available data . 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. 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 needs to be studied in great detail in order to make the best possible decision in meeting our goals. This committee stands ready to take an active role in proceeding with this project. Condition of our Lodge Halls Many of our meeting places are in need of repair and cause the public to question the quality of our organization. We must attend to the repair of our structures to improve public perception of our organization, to make potential candidates want to join and to make new members want to return to future meetings. It may be that a state of poor repair may influence the quality of our work and of our ritual if the members feel that quality is not necessary. 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


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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 this 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 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. This was recommended previously but not acted upon. 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. Community Awareness 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 barbecues, fish fries, and chili and spaghetti dinners with all of


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the profit going to the Non-Masonic charity. The public must know that we are more than a secret organization and that we care about people. 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. 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 Donald H, Roller Frederick A. Troxel Jr. Norman G. Schlagenhauf Jr. Richard L. Smith REPORT OF THE CORRESPONDENCE COMMITTEE 2007 As is done every year, all of the materials presented in this report are faithful reproduction’s of material gathered from the Proceedings of the various Grand Lodges providing the Grand Lodge of Missouri with records of their annual meetings. Individual presentations have been edited to remove items that are of only parochial interest while retaining material of general interest. A number of Proceedings this year arrived on CD’s rather than in printed form. Each year more Proceedings are shared on CD’s rather than in printed form. This practice over time, no doubt, results in a considerable economic savings to the individual Grand Lodge. Just another example of technology supporting an ancient organization! Worshipful Brother Richard A. Hendrickson, Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of Arizona in 2006 gave the following oration. It is interesting as it deals with the concept of cultural diversity as exemplified in this Arizona Masonic Lodge. MWGM, RWDGM, RW Brethren, W Brethren, (etc.) Senoras y senores, bienvenidos. I am pleased and privileged to start my year as Grand Orator by addressing this assemblage and by dedicating this new life, as it were, for Freemasonry in Arizona! When I was told of this new Lodge, dedicated to cultural diversity, I couldn’t help but wonder from whence it came. I discovered that there was an ancient society that inhabited Central and South America from the present day southern and southwestern United States to northern South America. It was a nation between cultures and oceans; much like this Lodge. Anahuac Lodge No. 81 is a new undertaking from old traditions and customs. Freemasonry is a well established fraternity in the United States and


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around the world. Its membership encompasses many cultures and regions and its traditions and rituals are practiced by these bodies throughout the modern world. However, there has never been an Arizona Lodge dedicated to our very strong Hispanic heritage until now! Masonic tradition informs us that at the building of King Solomon’s Temple many cultures and peoples were represented, yet they worked without discord or squabbling. Harmony prevailed! The establishment of Anahuac Lodge No. 81 will stand as an example to us all about harmony and a continuance of the friendship and brotherly love of all Masons, particularly our Spanish-speaking Brethren. It represents a step forward in that it more fully embraces our Arizona Hispanic heritage by making Spanish the principal language for all its rituals and meetings and yet it must maintain a balance between old traditions and values to satisfy the needs of the many in Freemasonry. These stalwart Masons had to translate the Arizona ritual from English to a meaningful and acceptable Spanish equivalent. It required the blending of both the York Rite and Scottish Rite rituals which are commonly used for our ceremonies. The York Rite interpretation is the predominant one used in Arizona, while the Scottish Rite form is used in most Latin American countries. It is interesting to note that both are practiced in Mexico. Through their dedication and single-mindedness, they developed a Spanish ritual that is both accurate to tradition and acceptable to the Grand Lodge of Arizona. In addition, while translating this complex ritual, they started and continued the process of becoming a legally constituted lodge in Arizona, which by itself is no easy undertaking. It requires 15 Master Masons who are well versed in ritual and custom and are willing to dedicate many hours to its conversion and development. They must petition and be approved for a dispensation from the Grand Lodge of Arizona and show for one year that they have the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the rituals and maintain the lodge. After that first year, they must again petition the Grand Lodge of Arizona to either become a legally constituted lodge or for an extension of their dispensation. To that purpose we are here assembled. The Officers and Brethren of Anahuac Lodge No. 81, have shown that they are very capable of continuing in the traditions of Arizona Freemasonry and we are here today to congratulate them on a job well done and to grant them that which they have labored for so long and hard. It is hoped that they will continue these Masonic traditions with pleasure to themselves and honor to the Fraternity. Freemasonry in Arizona can now proudly proclaim...¡HABLAMOS SU IDIOMA! Right Worshipful Kent B. Broyhill, Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska, in his 2006 oration, skillfully ties his enjoyment of Don Quixote’s adventures with observations on Freemasonry’s principals and ideals into an enjoyable presentation. He also uses the analogy of the windshield and rear window of an auto to discuss where Freemasonry is going and has been. It would be futile for me to stand here and make proud our hearts by recounting to you the history of Masonry. It is pointless to tell those of us gathered here of the glories Masonry has won…and the victories it has achieved.


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Many of you were part of that history and I can only presume that you will go forth and continue to promote all those wonderful Masonic principles and ideals. But what is the value of a principle, of an ideal? Have you ever attempted to estimate its worth? Have you ever tried to measure its value in dollars and cents? You learned early on that you did not join this great fraternity for pecuniary benefit. Yet, the best men in all professions are found within our walls. Masonry is represented in all of the graduations of society, the bench, the clergy, the executive, the soldier, the mechanic, the tradesman; we all wear the emblem and have handled the time-honored tools of moral architecture. The literature buffs among you might recall the many adventures of a Spanish peasant who wished to live like a knight. He set out to gain fame by performing many heroic deeds. This knight and his squire, Sancho, attacked windmills he perceived as giants and sheep he mistook for armies. You may recall this person more vividly, if I refer to him as Don Quixote, the Man of La Mancha, and his scrawny horse, Rocinante. Until the 1800’s, Don Quixote was thought to be a humorous story of a madman’s adventures. It then became a model for a new type of fiction…a fiction with heroes...heroes that do not conform to their times…much like many of you seated here today - those unsung heroes do deeds for the good of the order, not for personal gain or recognition. Silent everyday heroes simply lend a helping hand just to make life better. Not unlike many of the heroes of this great Masonic fraternity. One thing is for certain however, like Masonry, the ideals, the passions and the dreams of Don Quixote still persist. They live in all of us gathered here today…each with his own interpretation of that famous Cervantes novel. Some of my favorite musical lyrics are found in the song The Impossible Dream from The Man of La Mancha. The first verse goes like this. It is the mission of each true knight... His duty... nay, his privilege! To dream the impossible dream, To fight the unbeatable foe, To bear with unbearable sorrow To run where the brave dare not go; To right the unrightable wrong. To love, pure and chaste, from afar, To try, when your arms are too weary, To reach the unreachable star! Ladies and gentlemen, those words have totally different meanings, connotations and significance to every person in this room, but most people will agree that those lyrics do demonstrate commitment to a dream…to an ideal. Today permits us yet another opportunity to rededicate our mission, our duty, our task…perhaps not just to our fraternity, but to ourselves as well. We gather for this annual communication to recognize our past, discuss our present, aim for the future and to map the road that lies ahead. I would like to take a moment to draw a small analogy here. The likelihood exists that all of us arrived at this annual communication via an automobile. I ask you this simple question. Which window is the largest window in most cars? In most cases it’s the front windshield. There is also a big rear window. That


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represents our history. We generally reference that through the assistance of a rear view mirror…but compare the size of the two. The front windshield is huge compared to the rear view mirror. The reasons and the analogy are simple. We need to look ahead, not behind. At times, too many of us get encapsulated in the past and how things used to be. By doing this we waste precious, personal, resources and risk misplacing the opportunities that lie ahead. The front windshield should be our focal point. The rear window exists, but that’s our history, we can’t change that. We can periodically monitor it through the rear view mirror, but the real focus should lie ahead of us. I’m sure many of you are familiar with, or have perhaps even witnessed the old Past Master’s sign. You know, the one where you extend your index finger, then curl the remaining three and press your thumb to the curled middle finger. Then extend your arm straight out and start shaking your finger while saying those magic words, “We didn’t do it that way when I was Master.” The focus there is in the past…in the rear view mirror. We must look ahead and embrace those opportunities to serve our God, our country, our families and our youth. We must once again respond to the numerous and substantial opportunities to become relevant in our communities. We need to participate not only in the CHIP events, the scholarship programs, band camps, and fellowship nights, but also in the Masonic Youth programs, the Scottish Rite and York Rite and Shrine activities. Please think about this for a moment. When you consider the programs and philanthropies of the various Masonic bodies…ladies and gentlemen, Masonry address some very vital organs of the human anatomy. The York Rite takes charge of the eyes, ears and heart. The Scottish Rite has speech clinics and pediatric hospitals, the Shrine has the orthopedic and burn facilities. The common link is that we are all Masons and that develops the mind. Folks, this is exactly the type of work that makes us extremely viable today, yet we insist on keeping it a secret. What a shame! Gentlemen, we have an opportunity before us to transform the future - it’s here, it’s now! We have all the precious resources within us and at our disposal to do so. Our hospitals, clinics and CHIP events have been grand slam home runs. To confirm this, just ask a hospital patient, or a participant in a CHIP event. You will come away with nothing less than a superb feeling for having been a part of it all. Every one of us in this room is better off today for having displayed the courage and the generosity to assist our fellow man…yet, with just an ounce of effort we can do so much more. Let’s look at this another way. There’s a big difference between interest and commitment. When you are merely interested in something, you do it only when it is convenient. But when you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. That truth is known to be self-evident. Please hear this…if you don’t want to become more relevant, if you don’t think we should provide reasons for young men to join our ranks, if you don’t believe that this great fraternity has any value, and then at least help the fraternity by not blocking the road for those of us that do. I love the line Lee Iacocca used in an old Chrysler commercial that stated boldly, “lead, follow or get out of the way.” Let’s stay focused on the front windshield, not the rear view mirror.


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You will be voting on a couple issues at this communication that have the ability to greatly impact our future, the direction we pursue and the ideals we uphold. Masonry’s future rests with no one but us. As we proceed with this 149th Annual Communication, I remind you to vote. Vote for the good of masonry…heart within and God overhead. The grand oration by Grand Orator Larry Vermillion during the Grand Lodge of Oregon’s June 2006 meeting, uses analogies to stimulate thinking on where Freemasonry is and where it should go, along with a few encouraging words on “how to.” Today, Freemasonry in Oregon is at a crossroads. Will we stay on the same road we have traveled for decades — the road leading to apathy, indifference, indolence and eventually the dark, or will we dare take the road leading to hope, caring, light and new beginnings? The road less traveled, the road that has many unknowns and challenges to face, is a road that will reward us and our great fraternity for taking on these challenges and solving the problems we face today, the problems of tomorrow, next week and next year. We will always have problems, but we should view them as opportunities to succeed and improve, rather than reasons to fail. We simply must have the courage to adapt and change as the times and circumstances may require. Change, that terrible six-letter word, which we, as Masons in Oregon, have been reluctant to accept. What are the consequences of failing to change? I think we all know the answer. Our history, from the 1950’s to the present, tells us we are on the road to extinction if we fail to change the direction in which we are proceeding. Let me read a quote from Thomas Jefferson, one of our founding fathers, and one of the most profound philosophers in our nation’s history. This quote is inscribed on a wall of the Jefferson Memorial and is taken from a letter Jefferson wrote to George Washington on January 4, 1786. Jefferson writes, “I am certainly not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand-in-hand with progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat, which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their ancestors.” This insight by Jefferson is just as applicable today as it was in 1786. Let’s review a couple of examples of change, the consequences of no changing, and the rewards for daring to accept change, as times and circumstances may require. I know there are many of us here today who, during the 1960’s and 1970’s, decided to buy a new car. We basically had three or four choices: a General Motors, a Ford, a Chrysler or Studebaker product. We went down to our local dealer, shopped around, kicked a few tires, wheeled and dealed with a salesman, and finally purchased our new car. We drove it home and parked it in the driveway so the neighbors would be sure to see it. A few days later we decided to wash and wax it, and upon closer inspection we notice the doors don’t fit cor-


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rectly, there are wide and/or narrow gaps at the top or bottom, and we notice a few little flaws in the paint job, a couple of the chrome strips are not lined up properly, a rattle we cannot find, and numerous other little problems start cropping up, and the old reliable Belch Fire V8 is only getting 12 to 13 miles per gallon. But what the heck. Gas is only 30 some cents per gallon, so we don’t worry about it. So now we start our first of many trips to the dealer, to repair the problems. We end up making so many trips we are on a first name basis with Mel, the shop foreman. One day, returning home from one of our trips to the garage, we notice the neighbor has a new car in his driveway. We’ve never seen a car like this before, so we go over and ask him, “What is it?” He proudly says, “A Honda Civic.” So we ask, “Who makes it?” He says, “A Japanese company.” Now we try real hard not to laugh and we cover our mouths in a thoughtful manner, to hide the smirk on our face, because we knew the Japanese couldn’t build anything worth a darn. All they could do was copy someone else’s work. We just knew that the neighbor’s new car sitting in his driveway would be a piece of junk in a very short time. Now let’s fast forward a couple of years. We are still making trips to the garage, having lunch with Mel, the shop foreman, while a mechanic fixes our latest problem. Gas is over 70 cents per gallon and we have to wait in line to get it. Meanwhile, our neighbor, with over 40,000 miles on his Honda, is getting over 30 miles per gallon and the only thing he has done is change the oil and filter and the car looks just like it did the day he brought it home. The American auto makers were noticing the same thing we were. Their market share was dwindling and now there were Toyotas, Nissans, Mazdas and even a few low priced European cars on the market. The Detroit automobile companies finally realized if they wished to stay in the automotive business they would have to change. So slowly, and consistently, Detroit started to change, and they continue to change in today’s world market and economy. Because of this change we can now purchase an American car that is of high quality and reliability. One company which did not change was Studebaker. They were slow to respond to the new competition and eventually went out of the automobile industry. They were not newcomers in the transportation business. The Studebaker brothers started building wagons in the 1700’s. They, in fact, designed and built the Conestoga freight wagon, which in later years came west on the Oregon Trail. To the land that pioneer Abigail Scott called, “The garden of the world.” The Grand Master selected the covered wagon as the symbol for his lapel pin and for his year in the Grand East. As most of you are aware, the Most Worshipful Grand Master was raised as a youth, then as a young man, in Huntington, Oregon. The old Oregon Trail was just a stone’s throw from the house he was raised in, and just a short walk from that house you can still see wagon ruts of the trail and a grave marker of a poor soul who did not complete his journey. If you were seriously injured, or became sick on the trail, there were no emergency rooms or doctors’ offices to visit. It was home remedies and frontier medicine. You either got better or you died. Many of us gathered here today are descendants of those pioneers who embarked from communities in the mid-west on that epic journey to Oregon. Stop and think about the decision made by our ancestors, as they determined to change their lives and leave the comforts of home and families to


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depart on the Oregon Trail. They had to dispose of everything they owned except the necessities and provisions they would need for six months travel, and then create a new home in Oregon. They would say farewell to their parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, cousins and friends, knowing they might never see any of them again. Once started, they crossed the endless prairies of Kansas and Nebraska into the rugged and desolate region of Wyoming, then crossed the Continental Divide and descended into Idaho’s desert and sagebrush country. Shortly after arriving in what is now eastern Oregon, they came to Farewell Bend, where the trail left the Snake River, and ascended a long hill. Upon reaching the top, the trail descended down the hill into the present day location of Huntington, Oregon, where Most Worshipful Grand Master Erin was raised as a young man. Why did these ancestors of ours choose to make this change in their lives, to leave the comforts of home and families, to set out on the Oregon Trail, to climb steep mountains and descend steep and dangerous hillsides, cross flooding rivers and arid deserts, knowing the risks involved and the chance of dying or being injured for life on this hard and perilous journey? They knew in Oregon they had the opportunity to make a better life for themselves and their families. They knew that their children and grandchildren would have better lives if they could survive and complete the journey. Freemasonry in Oregon is at the same crossroads our ancestors were when they decided to change their lives and travel west to Oregon. The same crossroads the American automobile companies were when they were forced to change by the competition from the Japanese companies. We can choose to stay where we are and not change. In our relative comfort, we will continue to age gracefully, comfortable in our rituals and dogma, raising a few Master Masons every year, but ever so slowly slipping backward until eventually there will be only a few active lodges remaining in this Grand Jurisdiction. And finally the end will come and our beloved fraternity will fade away and be no more. Today we can make the choice our ancestors made and take the road less traveled. The road requires hard work, perseverance and dedication, but will also provide sunny days, soft summer showers and easy days of travel. Unlike the Oregon Trail, our road will not have a final destination. In order for Freemasonry to survive we must travel this road day in and day out, year in and year out. The road of Freemasonry is a road without end, but it is a road of opportunities, enlightenment and brotherhood, for ourselves and generations to follow. There are Brethren in this Grand Lodge for whom I have the highest regard and deepest esteem, whose knowledge and advice I value. Some of these Brethren are reluctant to accept the idea of change. I humbly ask these Brethren, if change within our fraternity is not the answer, what do they propose to resolve the declining membership, the consolidation and the closing of lodges? None of us want to see this trend continue. We must realize that change is a part of our lives and we must adapt to it and make it work for us, rather than against us. We can make changes without affecting our tenets and rituals, which we all hold dear. All of our rituals, with their profound lessons, will mean absolutely nothing if there are no new Masons to pass them on to.


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To use the automotive metaphor once more, Masonry is a 1960 Dodge Dart in a 2006 automotive world market. There are not many customers shopping for a 1960 Dodge Dart. Do we, as Freemasons of Oregon, still retain that pioneering spirit our ancestors possessed, or have we become lazy and complacent, not willing to change, not willing to work to improve our fraternity? I firmly believe this Grand Lodge has the vision, the commitment and courage to chart a new course for Freemasonry in Oregon — a journey which will set the course for a new beginning for Masonry in this Grand Jurisdiction. In closing, I will leave you with a quote from another great American philosopher and wordsmith, Yogi Berra: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Brethren, we are at that fork in the road! “Freemasonry is kindness in your home, honesty in business, courtesy in society, earnest in work, pity and concern for the unfortunate, resistance towards evil, help for the weak, forgiveness for the penitent, love for one another, and above all reverence and love for God.” In 2006 Grand Orator Jerry Orr’s concluding paragraph included the quote above. The Grand Lodge of Wyoming heard a well thought out and well presented oration leading up to these words… be sure to read all of it. The object or duty of the Grand Orator in his orations is to inculcate upon the members of this Fraternity a faithful regard for its obligations and teach them that in symbol and allegory there are certain great and essential truths and charge them to practice out of the Lodge those duties which are taught in it. Since this is the only opportunity I will have as Grand Orator to teach such, I pray that the doctrines of Freemasonry are not taught in vain. It amazes me how the human race seems to have a problem separating truth from fiction – fact from fiction. Many have a tendency to believe nearly everything they see; everything they hear; everything they read. If it’s in the news it’s got to be true. Just the other day I was standing in line at a grocery store check-out with a bag of dog food in my arms and the lady behind me says, oh do you have a dog? I think stupid questions – stupid answer. So, I proceed to say, no I don’t have a dog. I happen to be on the dog food diet. She said, tell me more. So I proceeded to say, you fill your pockets with the little nuggets of dog food and whenever you feel a little bit of hunger you just throw a few in your mouth and the hunger passes. And she said does it work? And I said yes, the last time I was on it I lost 50 pounds. And she said that’s amazing. She said I just can’t hardly believe this. And I said yeah, I lost 50 pounds but I ended up in the hospital. She said, oh really, the dog food made you sick? I said, no. I was sitting in the middle of the street licking myself and a car hit me. Thirty days later when I was released from the hospital I had lost 50 pounds. Before I left the grocery store she was telling everybody in line behind her about the dog food diet. Now we know how unbelievable a story that is but there are people that believe such ridiculous things. Before I continue I wish to acknowledge the following sources from which I drew information for this oration. The Holy Bible, the Masonic Ritual, various publications of the Masonic Service Association and the Masonic Information Center, The Meaning of Masonry by W. L. Wilmshurst, A Pilgrim’s Path by John J. Robinson, Phoenix Masonry Incorporated through its website, Phoe-


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nix Masonry.com, and an article I found among my grandfather’s Masonic memorabilia entitled, Lodge Room vs. Poolroom by the Reverend C.H. Fitzwilliam of the 5th Avenue Baptist Church in Allegheny, PA. Reverend Fitzwilliam on his sermon on the Lodge vs. the Poolroom said to an immense audience, young men must have congenial society and entertainment, and especially in a great city. The church does not put forth such efforts – such sufficient efforts – to reach and interest them. The majority of churches lack practical measure for practical men. The poolroom is on the level of the saloon. Within the Lodge there is an atmosphere of refinement and Christian courtesy. Next to the church and home I know of no place where a man may more profitably spend an evening and yet we are told that the work of such a benevolent society is the work of the devil. I reply, give us a great deal more of this same sort of devil. It is not the work of the devil to take care of the sick and support the widow and orphan. It is practical, Christian-like religion. However, the church first and the Lodge thereafter. Let nothing stand in your way of being a true disciple of Christ, but do not hinder nor speak unkindly of those, who although not members of the church, are contributing largely towards the improvement of their fellow men and relieving distress. Live to make the world a better and brighter place to live by the practice of true religion. This sermon was believed to have been given in the early 1900s. In extreme contrast to Reverend Fitzwilliam’s sermon, in a Pilgrim’s Path, John J. Robinson writes that friend against friend, brother against brother as being frequently quoted is to characterize the conflict of the American Civil War just as well be used to describe the current situation between the Southern Baptists. Robinson goes on to note that towards the end of 1992, no conflict has brought more turmoil, anger and confusion to more Masons than the events surrounding the Southern Baptists Convention in Indianapolis during June of 1992. At the convention, Robinson goes on to write, a sworn enemy of Freemasonry, Dr. James L. Hawley asks that Freemasonry be condemned as anti-Christian. He continues, stating that Freemasonry is a religion and opposed to Christianity. He claimed Freemasonry violates the scriptures, uses fear and deception to control its members, and makes it members swear oaths that are contrary to the Bible. Dr. Hawley finished his condemnation of Freemasonry by stating, please do yourself a favor, renounce Masonry or get out of the church. And I’m sure that both has occurred. What makes men have such different philosophies of Freemasonry and what gives them justification to attack our Fraternity with such vengeance? Lack of knowledge and understanding and quite possibly ourselves. Let us first look at a statement on Freemasonry and religion as prepared by the Masonic Information Center, Basic Principles. Freemasonry is not a religion, nor is it a substitute for religion. It requires of its members a belief in God as part of the obligation of every responsible adult, but advocates no sectarian faith or practice. Masonic ceremonies include prayers, both traditional and extemporary, to reaffirm each individual’s dependence on God and to seek divine guidance. Freemasonry is open to men of any faith but religion may not be discussed in Masonic meetings. The Supreme Being: Masons believe that there is one God and that people employ many different ways to seek and express what they know of God. Ma-


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sonry primarily uses the appellation Grand Architect of the Universe and other non-sectarian titles to address the deity. In this way persons of different faiths may join together in prayer concentrating on God rather than their differences among themselves. Masonry believes in religious freedom and that the relationship between the individual and God is personal and private and sacred. Volume of the Sacred Law: An open volume of the sacred law the rule and guide of life is an essential part of every Masonic meeting. The volume of the sacred law in the Judeo-Christian tradition is the Bible. To Freemasons of other faiths it is the book held holy by them. The oath of Freemasonry: The obligations taken by Freemasons are sworn on the volume of the sacred law. They are undertakings to follow the principles of Freemasonry and keep confidential a Freemason’s means of recognition. The much discussed penalties, judicial remnants from an earlier era, are symbolic, not literal. They refer only to the pain any honest man should feel at the thought of violating his word. Freemasonry compared with religion: Freemasonry lacks the basic elements of religion. It has no dogma or theology; no means to enforce religious orthodoxy; it offers no sacraments; it does not claim to lead to salvation by works, by secret knowledge or by any other means. The secrets of Freemasonry are concerned with modes of recognition, not with the means of salvation. Freemasonry supports religion. Freemasonry is far from indifferent from religion. Without interfering with religious practice, it expects each member to follow his own faith and to place his duty to God above all other duties. Its moral teachings are acceptable to all religions. Now let us each take a look at ourselves and relationship to the many principles we are taught within the Lodge in an attempt to determine if we give others just cause to attack – for attacks against us and our Fraternity. Upon our entrance into the Lodge we are told that no man should ever enter upon any great or important undertaking without first invoking the blessing of deity. Do we pray before taking on important tasks in our daily lives? We are asked in whom we place our trust and we answer in God. Do we truly place our trust in God in our daily lives? We were each brought before the altar of Freemasonry, brought to light and upon being brought to light; we discovered the three great lights of Masonry. We were told that the Holy Bible is our rule and guide to faith. From it we learned the words, Boaz, Jachin, and I how the word shibboleth when pronounced incorrectly proved a tribe to be Ephraimites and cost them their lives. We learned that Tubalcain was the eighth man from Adam and how he excelled in metal work. All this contained within God’s holy word. In each Degree we learn that the Bible is opened to a different scripture. And with each we laid our hand or hands upon the Holy Book and took an obligation. Then at last we are raised to the sublime degree of the Master Mason and we are presented with our own copy of the Holy Bible and told to read it in our days of happiness and also when the polishers of sorrow crosses over our hearts. What is the Masonic Bible? Many times the Masonic Service Association has been asked this question. Is a Masonic Bible different from other Bibles? The answer is no. There really is no such thing as the Masonic Bible other than its additional use as a presentation Bible. The traditional Bible used in Freemasonry is the King James Version. Several additional pages are added which usually include a presentation page to be signed by the Lodge Officers who participated in the Degree work. Explanations of Bible refer-


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ences used in the Degrees, explanations of the Masonic terms, words, names and places mentioned in the Bible that were used in Masonic ritual. No true Mason needs to be told what a place of honor the Bible has in Masonry. One of the great lights of the order, it lies upon the altar in the center of the Lodge. Upon it every Mason takes solemn vows of love, of loyalty, of chastity, of charity, pledging himself to our tenants of brotherly love, relief and truth. Think what it means for a young man to take such a covenant – a consecration in the morning of his life. Your Bible. Have you opened it lately? As Entered Apprentice we were taught to divide our day into three equal parts: finding eight hours for the service of God and a distressed worthy brother, eight hours for our usual vocations and eight hours for refreshment and sleep. Do we truly practice out of the Lodge that which we are taught in the Lodge? Within the second section of the Fellow Craft Charge we are told while Freemasonry is not a religion, a true Mason is essentially a religious man, loving God and keeping his commandments. We are told that within the charge of the Master Mason, to be a true Mason we must exemplify the cardinal virtues or principles of our order which are brotherly love, relief and truth. Do we follow these principles? Some Lodges attend church as a group once a year to fulfill one of the Master Builder requirements. Do we as a majority of members attend church regularly throughout the year? Many have tried to define Freemasonry. The MSA attempts to define Freemasonry in many ways most of which are confusing at best. I prefer the definition Freemasonry is kindness in your home, honesty in business, courtesy in society, earnest in work, pity and concern for the unfortunate, resistance towards evil, help for the weak, forgiveness for the penitent, love for one another, and above all reverence and love for God. Freemasonry is many things, but most of all Freemasonry is a way of life. Until we learn to prove the principles and definitions of Freemasonry by example, others will continue to feel justified in their attacks against us and our Fraternity. In closing, I quote from the last paragraph of the final chapter of Wilmhurt’s The Meaning of Masonry: “Get knowledge, get wisdom, but with all thy gettings, get understanding. I challenge myself and all of you to look into the mirror each night before retiring and to ask yourself what I have done today to prove myself to be a Mason. And if I were accused of being a Mason tomorrow would there be enough evidence to convict me? Grand Orator Loyd E. Davis, in his 2006 Grand Oration to the Grand Lodge of Utah, repeats the phrase “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” Along with the phrase are a number of examples of results of this small bit of philosophy. Also Grand Orator Davis believes Masons are, by definition, self starters. Read on. You won’t be disappointed with this oration! My talk today is entitled “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” This is a plea for Utah Masons to look around their lodges, determine things that need to be done, and start doing them without asking for permission, or waiting for a committee to be formed, or waiting for the elected and appointed officers to recognize the problem and implement a solution. If you agree that “If it is to be, it’s up to me” is an important concept for furthering Masonry in Utah, then the next time someone asks you “What have you done for the good of the order,” you will have an answer. You will have


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noticed what needs to be done in your lodge and you will have begun to take care of it. You won’t do it for “fame or fortune,” you will do it because it needs to be done, because you are able to do it, and because you want to help to make things run better. You will do it because you wish to be of service, and being of service to your Brethren makes you feel good – gives you psychic rewards. All Masons are self starters. How do I know that? I know that because each one of us took it upon himself to ask to be made a Mason. Since that time, some of us have always been willing to help with almost any project if only we are asked to help. The trouble is few are asked to help. This happens for a variety of reasons. Everyone is busy – we have our jobs, we belong to many organizations, things drop through the crack. We don’t consciously forget to ask for help, we just don’t get around to it. Consequently two things happen; things that need to be done don’t get done, and Brethren waiting to be asked begin to feel not needed. And so after about six years, these Brethren stop coming to lodge. My gosh, each of our lodges must have about a dozen jobs that need to be done but are lying dormant for lack of someone to carry them out. We need 12 additional men just to do those jobs. I’m sure there are more jobs than those first twelve if we stop to think about it. So how do we go from a list of jobs needing to be done to a lodge filled with volunteers willingly getting these jobs done? Perhaps we start by listing the jobs that need to be done and asking for volunteers to take care of them. This list needs to be widely publicized; at lodge meetings, in the trestle board, wherever the Brethren gather. Don’t expect instant success. Don’t publish the list just once. Keep at it. Publish the name of each Brother who accepts a job. Give him a chance to report on his progress during the lodge meeting. We all like to be thanked for contributing. So thank those who contribute publicly, and often. We need to instill the idea that each Mason has a personal responsibility to do his part for the lodge. But we have to do it subtly, no sharp stick in the eye here. We need to lead by example, use gentle persuasion, give persistent reminders. Oh, and by the way, don’t forget to ask outright since many of our Brethren are just waiting to be asked. This just might be another way to improve attendance at our lodge meetings. We self starters in this room need to begin a campaign to encourage additional self starters to reveal themselves. I suggest that enthusiasm for the jobs we are doing is one of the first arrows we put in our campaign quiver. People respond to enthusiasm. They want to be a part of something that is bringing enjoyment to its participants. If your enthusiasm shows through, others will gather around you and be willing to lend a helping hand. The second arrow in our campaign quiver is dedication. That’s a characteristic of each of us in this room. We each have more than one job in Masonry. It is our job to display our dedication to our Brethren in all our associations with them. They need to know how important we view this characteristic. They need to look at us as role models for dedication. We also need to help them understand that not everyone needs to devote the amount of time we devote to Masonry, but that we expect all to help us further the cause of Masonry; in their lodge, in identifying new candidates, or in any other way they may choose. I guess that means that “If it is to be, it’s up to me” also applies directly to us.


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The third arrow in our campaign quiver is knowledge. We must have enough knowledge of our gentle craft to ask the right questions and lead others to begin an in-depth exploration of the meaning of our symbols and the basis of our philosophies. We need to press for more educational emphasis at our meetings and promote the reading and study of Masonic oriented books. How about a question like “How does our legend of Hiram Abiff relate to other similar legends in history, and is there any connection with the idea of ‘living resurrection’ in our philosophy?” to get things started? The fourth arrow in our quiver is patience. Patience to let things happen at their “natural” pace, whatever that pace is. The second most cited reason for men joining masonry is fraternity. If we are to promote fraternity, we have to have the patience to allow time for the Brethren to get to know each other in unstructured ways – like dinners before our meetings, refreshments after our meetings, short meetings with time after the meeting to just chat with each other. Patience is hard for Type A personalities, but it is absolutely essential for fraternity to flourish. Now let me cite a few examples of Brethren who practice the concept of “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” Worshipful Brother Drew Sanders, Worshipful Master of Wasatch Lodge No. 1, is a self starter. You can tell that immediately because he is a Worshipful Master. But in addition to becoming Worshipful Master, Drew began to wonder why Masons in his lodge did what they did, and how the lodge might improve its programs to make a better experience for the Brethren. In addition to his job in law enforcement, Drew does organizational research. He decided to conduct an opinion survey of the Brethren of Wasatch Lodge who had been a Mason for 10 years or less. Of the many things his survey revealed, three are most significant. First, men become Masons for philosophical reasons – meaning they are interested in the underlying precepts and philosophies that make up our Masonic system, our Masonic heritage. Second, they become Masons for the fraternal aspect of our gentle craft. That means the male bonding, the lifelong friendships, the association with men of similar core values. Third, Brethren stop coming to lodge meetings after about six years because they feel that there are not enough opportunities to serve the lodge as they would like. Because Worshipful Drew took it upon himself to conduct his survey, he has a clear idea of how to improve his lodge and meet the expectations of his Brethren. “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” I am particularly excited by Brother Drew’s findings. If our Brethren really do want to learn about the philosophical underpinnings of Masonry, we will need Brethren willing to do the research concerning our philosophies and present their findings in lodge. I’ll bet we will find a hidden self starter or two who will be willing to lead the effort once we get it started. Of course, we will have to provide the proper context to make it successful. Such things as short business meetings so that most of the meeting time can be devoted to education, special meetings to address an educational topic in more depth, a suggested reading list, for example. Brother Jim Mellos is a self starter. About five years ago his lodge was discussing ways to raise funds for the operation of the lodge. Jim suggested that a family and community picnic might be a good way to increase the money coming in to the lodge. He allowed as how he liked to cook and had done several successful picnics in the past. As the discussion proceeded, he volunteered to head up a committee to put on


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the picnic. He developed the menu, defined all the foodstuffs to make the menu, defined the kinds of help he would need. Well, guess what, the lodge enthusiastically got behind Jim and the picnic has been a success every year. Proceeds have varied from $800 to $1200 over the years. Bonneville Lodge No. 31 showed Jim it’s appreciation by giving him a Hiram Award. “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” Brother John Hall is a self starter. He joined in helping with tree and shrub removal in the lodge’s back yard perimeter. As the work proceeded, John ended up carrying on the job when no one else was available to help that day. Acting on the premise that no good deed goes unpunished, his lodge appointed him to serve on the temple building Board of Directors. When the loose floor tile in the dining room became a problem; John led the efforts to take up the tile. He also thought that the rough ceiling coat should be removed and fresh paint be applied to the ceiling. So the next time the Brethren arrived at the lodge, the ceiling was done – eight hours on his own. He is always available to help, seeks no reward, asks no recognition. Bonneville Lodge No. 31 noticed; it gave him a Hiram Award. “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” Sometimes a committee starts a successful program. As time goes on, however, one Brother remains especially committed to the program. Jason Mitchell, Junior Warden of Wasatch Lodge No. 1 comes to mind. Jason had a big part in the formation of the Wasatch Lodge web site and took a particular interest in responding to emails asking for information and for a chance to meet a Mason in person. As such he has devoted many hours to meeting and talking with potential masons. He has a ready knowledge of what contemporary young people know about Masonry, what they want to learn, and how they expect to be treated in lodge. His devotion to the Masonic Meet-up has become well noted in his lodge. There are also Brothers who look for things that need to be fixed wherever they travel. That would be Don Hall. Don’s first lodge is Wasatch No. 1. His second lodge is Uintah Lodge No. 7. Don was standing with several of the Bountiful Masonic Temple Association Board of Directors in the parking lot of the Bountiful Masonic Center one fall day a couple of years ago. He suggested that if something wasn’t done about the condition of the asphalt soon, it would have to be replaced entirely. He noted that he had seen the use of cold slurry sealant on a parking lot near his workplace and that it just didn’t look hard to apply. Slurry sealant is packaged in large carboy-type containers and one of the BMTA Brothers had a truck that would carry such a container. So the BMTA decided to take Don’s suggestion and made plans to slurry seal the parking lot. After literally blowing off the dust and crud from the parking lot, a wheelbarrow and several squeegees were quite effective in applying the sealant. Along the way, the Brethren had a great time during the work. Don, however, gave the ultimate sacrifice: the fill hose that led from the carboy to the wheelbarrow decided to come loose and slurry sealant begun to spill everywhere. Don grabbed the hose and jammed it back on to its fitting and saved the day, but not without getting really really black, really really gooey slurry sealant all over his face and clothes. And, of course, under the theory that no good deed goes unpunished, a picture was taken. Several months later, the Grand Master was in Bountiful for a Hiram Award presentation. As you might expect, there was a special presentation for Don. He won’t show you the picture, but it was nicely framed and presented with appropriate pomp and circumstance by the Grand Master. Don believes that “If it is to be, it’s up to me.”


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I’m sure you all know Brethren whose performance is equally noteworthy. I selected these Brethren because I have been personally involved with the work they have done and felt that they provided good examples of my thesis. These Brethren embody the spirit of “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” They look around, see problems, and solve them. They seek no glory, no recognition, they just do it because it needs to be done, because it is a way to give back to the lodge, because it makes them feel good. They are exhibiting personal responsibility, personal leadership; they are role models. So when you leave here today, and as you go about your Masonic duties in the future, if you notice something that could be made better, something that needs to be fixed and you know how to do it or can get together a crew that can get it done, you can’t hardly go wrong if you remember, “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” Right Worshipful Tennant M. Smallwood, Jr., Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of Alabama, in his 2006 oration, made the following presentation titled” The Faces of Masons.” It is a short but poignant presentation. In Matthew 16:13 Jesus asked, “Whom do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” The disciples’ answer was “Elias (Elijah), Jeremiahs (Jeremiah) or one of the prophets.” This is a question we could apply to Masons: What are people saying about the Brotherhood of Masons? What do people think of Masons? Are their perceptions fair and true? Many say Masons are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Men who wear aprons in secret meetings. Men who wear funny red hats in parades. A secret society. Men who conspire to control the United States and other nations by a vast conspiracy. An anti-Christian organization that is a religion that teaches a plan of salvation against the Bible.

Many such perceptions are misguided, uninformed, misinformed, or even mal informed. Few, if any, of these people operate crippled children hospitals, burn clinics, sight seeing programs or language centers for children. Do those who criticize know that Masonic organizations have served over 800,000 children in their hospitals for orthopedic and spinal cord injuries and burn clinics? Do they know about the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, or the Scottish Rite Speech Centers? Do they know how many widows and the poor that Masons have helped over the years? Many feel that the best way to correct misperceptions is to share the heart, the spirit and the soul of Masons. Let me tell you of one event that showed the true spirit of Masons: A slender young woman in her early twenties came into court. She was charged with theft of property (shoplifting). The judge asked her how she pled. She said she was guilty. The judge asked the detective what she had stolen. He said that she had gone into a large department store and had taken a pair of shoes. The detective went further and explained that her husband had left her penniless with no money for food or clothes, and that she had a sick baby in Children’s Hospital. The judge suspended her sentence and allowed her to go to the hospital to be with her sick baby. Judges are not allowed to solicit for charities, but


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after court the judge went to the police department to see a brother Mason, Brother Alverson of the Huffman Lodge. Detective Alverson immediately began collecting money from other police officers and Masons. After collecting the money, Detective Alverson and the judge went to Children’s Hospital and found the crib where the mother and sick baby were. When they gave her the money, she started weeping tears of gratitude and said that she did not know that anyone cared. That is what Masons do. That is the heart, spirit and soul of Masons. Our duty is to say each day “I’ll do a golden deed by helping those in need. My life on earth is but a span, so each day I’ll do the best I can. Life’s evening sun is sinking low, a few more days and I must go, to meet the deeds that I have done, where there is no setting sun.” While traveling down life’s road, I’ll try to lift some traveler’s load, make flowers bloom along the way. Life’s evening sun is sinking low, a few more days and I must go, to meet the deeds that I have done, where there is no setting sun. That is the heart, spirit and soul of Masons. Go and do likewise. Gerald S. Leighton, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Maine in 2006-2007, offered the following as a tribute to his departed brothers. We found this an emotional experience to read and feel you will also. I Am Ready for My Last Degree (Author unknown) An old man lay sick in the Masonic Home… His face was as wan as the white sea foam… His eyes were dim, his hair was gray… His back was bent with the trials of the way… …He falteringly spoke, but I heard him say. I’m ready for my last degree. I’ve come to the end of the level of time… That leads us all to that Grand Lodge sublime… From whose borne none ever return… More light in Masonry there shall I learn… By an altar where light shall evermore shine. I’m ready for my last degree. With the Apprentice’s gauge, I’ve divided my time… Into three equal parts since life’s early prime… And this I have found amidst life’s great turmoil… My wages are due me in Corn, Wine and Oil. I’m ready for my last degree. Each day from life’s quarries I’ve hewn a stone… With the gavel I’ve shaped them, each one alone… And shipped them along beyond that bright stand… To build me a house in that great better land… A spiritual house not made with hands… I’m ready for my last degree. I’ve squared each stone by the virtue square… And plumbed them all true as I shipped them there… With the compass I’ve measured the Master’s designs… And kept within due bounds, with his points and his signs… My blueprints are folded, I’ve answered His signs.


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I’m ready for my last degree. The mortar I’ve made, from friendship and love… To be spread with the masters trowel up above… My apron is worn, but its surface is white… My working tools now will be cold and quiet… My Trestle Board’s bare, and I’m going tonight. I’m ready for my last degree. A few minutes later, the old man was dead… And I fancied that I could see his soul as it fled… Upward and onward, to the great door… Where he gave an alarm, and a voice did implore… The old man gave his answer with these words once more. I’m ready for my last degree. That night in a lodge, free from all strife and storm… He took that degree, his last in due form… So may I live like he did, to build day by day… A spiritual house, in that land far away… So I, when I meet my Grand Master I can say. I’m ready for my last degree. And to their ladies, we pledge a brother’s love. Remember our ties to you and yours to us. You will find “a relationship where you will find friends in times of need, to join with you in times of gladness.” Most Worshipful Brother William Fitzsimmons, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan in 2005 -2006, ends his presentation with the following quote. It is brief but carries some food for thought! “I have quoted these words before and I leave you with them now.” Rule for Living Do all the good you can By all the means you can In all the ways you can In all the places you can To all the people you can As long as ever you can. Grand Secretary of the American Canadian Grand Lodge (within the United Grand Lodges of Germany) PGM Jess Minton, in this years annual report, commented on misconceptions by some Brethren of the term “progressive line." Later in his report, he commented on some of the pitfalls of chartering Lodges or Square and Compass Clubs in combat areas. His observations are well said and informative. We have lifted theses comments from his report. Progressive line comments Among the misconceptions one hears occasionally from well-meaning but misinformed Brothers as an example, is the term “progressive line”, often interpreted by some as meaning the elected line of officers automatically moves or progresses up the ladder so-to-speak. One of the first lessons I learned shortly after becoming a Mason was a paper written by the then Grand Master of Texas in “The Texas Freemason”, in which he addressed the common misconception of many in his State to indicate that once you were in the line, your election to Master was virtually as-


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sured. He made it quite clear, as have most of the noted Masonic authorities and scholars, that a line is progressive only to the extent that those in the line were duly and truly qualified to occupy the office of Master. Being in line, either as an elected officer, or as an appointed officer, does not constitute a right-of-passage. Put in plain ordinary language, advancement in Freemasonry should be based solely on merit. There is no reserved seat in Masonry. Among many others, our Past Grand Master Hugo Thomas, used to frequently refer to the fact that advancement in office is not so much a reward for past service, but for what one is expected to perform in the new position. I’m sure most of you heard or read that someplace. But yet there remain those who refuse to accept that precept. Pitfalls of chartering One of the problems that resulted in my getting involved as Grand Secretary a bit has been the question of chartering Lodges or Square and Compass Clubs in combat areas such as Afghanistan or Iraq. I concur wholeheartedly with our Grand Master, and his predecessor, R. W. Brother Don Martin, in not wishing to go down that road. The Grand Lodge of New York took that step a couple of years ago, granting a dispensation to Land, Sea and Air Lodge in Iraq. After all the media hype, the rotation of the New York Masons resulted in the dispensation being withdrawn. Talking to the Grand Secretary of New York after the dispensation was withdrawn about a year and a half ago, I learned that the Lodge was not authorized to accept members from other jurisdictions and was not authorized to confer degrees. The consensus at the time was that prevailing circumstances did not warrant continuation of the procedure. The argument has been made by some, with considerable justification I might add, that some form of Masonic association is possibly desirable in such areas. In response, there is nothing to prevent Masons coming together informally to simply enjoy each others company, or to discuss Masonry. It should be purely voluntary, and those involved should ensure that association with other Masons does not compromise others, or themselves. We know of Prince Hall affiliated Lodges operating in combat areas, and are reportedly actively recruiting. We are also aware that a Square and Compass Club has been formed by a number of members from our jurisdiction, without official cognizance, and I understand they are attempting to set up a website. The most important thing that Masons can do for our Brothers in combat areas is to maintain contact them, as well as their families, to see if they can be of some help or assistance in any way. The Grand Master of Nebraska, where large numbers of reserve units have been called up for duty in Iraq or Afghanistan, has urged each Lodge to maintain contact with the families of those Brethren. Each Lodge would be well advised to set up an email address listing of deployed Brethren, to maintain contact during their absence. There is so much we can do as individuals and Lodges in that respect, without having to get involved in often complicated and frequently futile attempts to ensure they are functioning in accord with some pre-established regulations or procedures. Help them exchange email contacts with others, they will know best what they can or cannot do as far as getting together. They just need to be cautioned to be duly concerned with regularity and to ensure they do not get involved with Lodges not recognized by their own Grand Lodge. There can be no question of compromising oneself if associating on friendly terms with unrecognized Prince Hall affiliation Masons, provided the contact


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does not involve Lodge visits. The point has been made that if the buddy on patrol with you depends on you for his life and you depend on him in the same manner, what’s wrong with associating officially as Masons. I might even ask the same question, but I can’t answer that one, because you and I have taken the same obligations to abide by and uphold our regulations. And permit me to reiterate very clearly for the benefit of those who fail to understand, this is not to be construed as a racial or ethnic issue. The world is changing and someday this problem may no longer exist. But so long as it does, each of us, from the Entered Apprentice to the Right Worshipful Grand Master, is solemnly bound to observe these parameters. We have lifted portions of the report of MWB Charles L. Brinkerhoff, Grand Master of Masons in Iowa 2006. He speaks of “Leaving a Legacy,” “Masonic Unity,” “the Future,” and “developing special interests.” He is speaking of and to Iowa Masons, but his thoughts are worth everyone’s attention and consideration. As we reach the end of our journey, it is time to reflect and see what has been accomplished, and what we still need to work on in the years ahead. I believe we have started a trend that over the past few years has shown an increase in the Degree Work being done in our Local Lodges. We need to carry on this effort if we are going to see a drop in the rate of decline in our membership is concerned. There are a number of Lodges throughout the state in larger cities as well as smaller communities, where they are setting new records in numbers of new members being taken into their Lodges. This tells me that if Brothers are willing to do the work, to be visible in their communities, to have activities that attract young men and their families, and to be willing to spread the word about the things Our Gentle Craft does; there is no reason for a Lodge not to be successful. Masonic Unity: We must always remember and never forget that we are a significant part of a large Masonic Family. All members of the Masonic Family must be concerned about each of the others, each must work in cooperation with the others, and each must aid and support all to assure the survival, the thriving of us all. This includes the Masonic Lodges, York and Scottish Rites, Shrine, Order of Eastern Star, DeMolay, Rainbow Girls, Job’s Daughters, as well as other Masonic bodies. As a famous Mason, Benjamin Franklin, once said, “We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” Over the past year, you have all heard about “Leaving a Legacy.” It is not a one-year program, but an on-going responsibility of all Masons. We will leave a legacy whether we focus on it and make constructive plans, or ignore it and let the chips fall where they may. The positive benefits to us now and to future Masons of planning optimistically for a network of stable local lodges can not be over estimated. We encouraged Masons across Iowa to consider the Legacy they can leave to their lodges. We referred to this as “Fraternal” Legacy, where we preserve our ritual which separates us from all other fraternal groups, assisting other Lodges, as well as assisting our own brothers when needed. We discussed the critical nature of “Outreach” and the importance of investing time, talent, and treasure into the community. The third aspect, “Financial” Legacy, underscored the ne-


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cessity of donations and bequests to the lodge, donations and bequests to Grand Lodge, and investments into the community, as well as the necessity of setting up a lodge budget, and running our Lodges in a businesslike manner. If we increase community involvement and increase membership we can truly facilitate a return of Freemasonry to a prominent position in many communities. Future. The old business model is gone. We must develop and implement a new business model that accomplishes great things. Freemasonry in Iowa reached its zenith around 1956 to 1960. Since then we have experienced a steady decline from 96,000 members to just over 26,000 members today. A reduction of 70,000 over 50 years is impossible to ignore. What we have been doing is not working, it is not successful, and it will not turn the Fraternity around. One definition of “insanity” is continuing to do the same things but expecting a different outcome. It is time to do something different! We must (1) do more of what is actually working; (2) quit doing what is not working, and (3) need to try new things. There are no other alternatives. These are our only three opportunities to assure that future generations have the opportunity to participate in the greatest Fraternity that has ever existed. Many men need it. Families are made better by Masonic participation. Schools are able to offer more complete educational opportunities with Masonic assistance. Communities are made more livable and friendly as Masons put our beliefs into practice. The nation and the world are better places to live with strong Masonic influence. We need to continue the effort many lodges have already begun to raise their dues and put their finances in a positive state. Years ago joining a Masonic Lodge cost a week’s wages or more. Dues were much higher fifty or a hundred years ago relative to inflation than they are today. Failure to maintain lodge income relative to increased costs threatens their viability, especially when an emergency challenges the lodge treasury. We must redesign our Grand Lodge website to make it more visually attractive, easier to locate and use, of more help to our brothers, and professional enough to attract those men eager to learn how to become a member. Today’s young men rely almost entirely on the internet for information. Not TV. Not radio. Not newspapers. If we are going to reach these young men, we must be able to communicate with them on their terms. We must pay attention to what we know men are looking for in their few spare hours, what they are not looking for and act upon this knowledge. Men of all ages, but especially those younger men, have limited time for activities and organizations which take them away from their jobs and families. They will commit those limited hours only to organizations where they can make friends, where they find opportunities for Fellowship, where they encounter excellent Leaders that help them develop their own Leadership skills, where they can bring their Family for fun activities, and where they can make a positive contribution to their Community. We must be sure our lodges are relevant, relevant to individual men, relevant within their individual communities, relevant to the 21St century. We have a rich past to be proud of, but we also have a promising future. The legacy we received from our forebears must be updated and enriched so the legacy received by those coming after us perpetuates this organization for future ages. Although we freely acknowledge the contribution of our long-time members, now is the time we must transform the Fraternity into an organization younger men endeavor to be a part of.


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Something we have started to work on is to develop special interest clubs for those interested in Masonic history, computers, motorcycle riding, or antique or custom cars; as well as those with other interests. We also need to have a professionally designed and maintained website which attracts the younger crowd, and is useful to our current Masons. If we are willing to make some changes in our thinking, we can turn many of our problems into solutions in regard to membership, lack of public knowledge of our existence, and the lack of financial stability of many of our Lodges; and truly “Leave a Legacy” for Masonry in Iowa in the future. Most Worshipful Brother Ridgely H. Gilmour, 2006 Grand Master of Masons in Utah, made some rather strong observations on how Brother Masons treat each other in his state of the craft. His comments serve as an appropriate reminder to all of us. I will now try to briefly report on what I believe to be the state of the craft here in Utah. I make these observations not because I have any more understanding of this Fraternity than many of you do, but only from the standpoint that the office of Grand Master provides a certain viewpoint to those who have held it. Plus, the Code requires me to do it. To begin with, I have to make to observation, however negative, that we Masons are probably our own worst enemy. We get upset if someone publishes an article unfavorable to our Fraternity and spend hours whining about it but we then turn around and participate in, or at least quietly condone bad behavior among our members. We hear the words Peace and Harmony at every opening and closing of Blue Lodge but don’t hesitate to make a snide comment or outright insult about another member behind his back. This behavior occurs in our appendant bodies, the ladies groups and the youth groups as well. It becomes hard to keep new members if we preach one thing and don’t follow our own teachings. Hypocrisy, Brethren, is hard to mask and is probably our greatest enemy. Hypocrisy is also more easily recognizable when the standards are high, as reflected in the high ideals of our Craft. For our Fraternity to benefit from the on-coming public interest in the Craft, we must fight hypocrisy whenever we see it, even if we have to give up a few members to do so. If we find hypocrisy rampant in one of our organizations, we should consider sacrificing the organization for the benefit of the craft, if other actions don’t show promise in curing the disease. For our Fraternity here in Utah to flourish and become the respected and influential organization it deserves to be, we have to stop taking on the role of our own worst enemy. That being said, I am pleased to report that Masonry in Utah is enjoying a renewed interest in the craft by the general public, and many of our lodges are benefiting from this. Several lodges have increased their membership, and even more importantly, the activity level of the members themselves. There seems to be a renewed interest in getting involved in the lodge and in some cases the community. In other words, many Utah Masons are recognizing the value of their lodge membership, the value of being able to socialize with other Masons and the value of the lessons that are taught in our many Masonic organizations. That, Brethren, is an indication that some of our lodge officers are making the effort to make Masonry relevant to their members and that they are taking their lodge officer positions seriously.


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I believe the Masonic Fraternity in North America is poised to begin an era of growth and influence, and that Utah will benefit from it. I believe this because the general public is starting to realize that the values that we espouse are extremely relevant and important, and I believe there are a large number of young people around who realize that there is more to life’s existence than televisions and computer games. This is a great time to be involved in the leadership of our Fraternity, and all of you have an opportunity to make a difference. Snakes, an unusual topic to see in a Grand Master’s address to his Grand Lodge. However, Grand Master Frederick L. Sorsabal, Grand Lodge of California in 2005, made the following comments on a clandestine organization within his jurisdiction. An interesting report and a good reminder that all Masons should be knowledgeable of any organization in which they might consider membership. Don’t jeopardize your good standing in your lodge. It came to my attention in the summer of 2005 that an organization calling itself “The Grand and Glorious Knights of the Creeping Serpent” commonly called the Snakes was operating in California. The organization has a ritual for initiation which is only available in a tiled meeting to members who must have a Masonic Affiliation. I was informed that the group had two chapters in California, one in the North and one in the South. Apparently, the Snakes are an invitation only organization and its membership. An investigation was conducted that established that the Snakes do exist in Arizona and in the Philippines and that California Masons have attended meetings in Arizona as members of a California Chapter of the Snakes. California Masons were also going to Arizona to be initiated into the Snakes. It was also alleged that the group practice dangerous hazing rituals on its candidates. There is no record of such an organization having received recognition from the Grand Lodge of California, nor would anyone step forward as a leader of the group in California. The Grand Lodge of Arizona, while recognizing the group in Arizona had no information on the leadership of the Snakes in California. The Grand Master of Arizona issued a decree that no California Mason was to be initiated into the Snakes in Arizona. I sent a letter to all of the lodges in California informing them of the existence of the Snakes and reminding our members that they can not belong to such a group unless and until it is recognized by the Grand Lodge of California. No one step forward on behalf of the organization. I spoke with the Grand Master of the Philippines about the group and while he was aware of its existence in his country he denied any knowledge of its leadership or members. He assured me that no California Mason would be allowed to join the organization in his country. Near the end of my term several brothers began coming forward and provided information about the group and its members. Specific direction was given to all those brothers about the dangers of belonging to a clandestine organization and letters where sent out to the purported leaders. No one stepped forward to seek recognition of the organization at the annual communication of Grand Lodge. I have left the matter to our new Grand Master to continue to pursue as it is clear that the Snakes are operating in California in violation of our law and members who participate are in violation of their Masonic obligations. Brother Richard A. Martin, Chairman, made the following presentation to the 2006 session of the Grand Lodge of Oregon, on the activities of the Fellows of


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the Craft Committee. They have developed an interesting solution to the problems of successfully educating new members of the craft. The report is brief but informative. This committee is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the Fellows of the Craft program throughout our Grand Jurisdiction. Initially developed in the 2004-2005 Masonic year under the guidance of M.W.B. Vern S. Wertz, P.G.M., it has been implemented in all districts within the jurisdiction. The program incorporates a process to “teach Freemasonry” to our newest Masons once the Entered Apprentice Degree is conferred. All Master Masons in our jurisdiction are eligible for the training, and once trained are issued a certification card identifying them as a “Fellow of the Craft.” A “Fellow of the Craft” is encouraged, in the training, to share his love and knowledge of, and for, the Craft. The process begins with a review of the specific degree using tools incorporated in the manual issued at the training. It goes on to explain the responsibilities of that degree and the meaning of the ritual incorporated within it. For each degree a “test” is issued to the new Mason that is to be returned for review with the “Fellow of the Craft.” For the Master Mason degree, three tests are issued that incorporate information from the Standard Manual and the Oregon Mentor Manual in addition to the degree work. Several benefits are expected from this program: all new Masons within our jurisdiction will receive the same instructions when they enter the fraternity, the number of Masons dropping out before becoming Master Masons will be reduced, and all new Masons will receive a thorough and professional experience. Two methods have been utilized to train Master Masons to become “Fellows of the Craft,” and we plan to continue both. Several statewide sessions have been scheduled with registration forms printed in the Oregon Masonic News. Additionally, individual requests for training from lodges or districts have been received and granted. Well over 400 Master Masons have already been trained as “Fellows of the Craft,” thanks to the efforts of the hard working Brothers who have been part of this Committee. The feedback from Brothers who have been trained has been overwhelmingly positive, and those who have used the program with new Masons praise the ease with which it is used. Several Brothers have been added to this Committee this past year as Certified Trainers, and their hard work has insured the success of this program. The Committee wishes to publicly thank Brothers Ted Balstreri, Mark Beecher, Ed Bousquet, Larry Vermillion and Brian Wright for volunteering to assist our committee as trainers. V. Kaye Ramsey, Chairman of the Committee on Freemasonry and Religion of the 2006 Grand Lodge of Nebraska, made a short but informative report on Freemasonry’s relationship to Religion. The primary purpose of the Committee on Freemasonry and Religion is to act as a resource to the membership when questions arise in this area. As happens every year, occasionally anti-masonic tracts appear from obscure sources, and with an author or publisher seldom, if ever, identified. These publications most often confuse Masonry with a church or religion, and they then argue that we promote false doctrine.


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Although Masonry is not a religion, the vast majority of Masons are actively religious in their own houses of worship. As such, they do not believe in efforts by secularists to remove Christian, Jewish or other religious observances from our nation’s life. For example, it is refreshing to see citizens who rebel against those merchants who refuse to use “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Hanukkah” in their stores and advertising. This has been especially true this year with several major retailers taking heat (and losing customers) with this “politically correct” approach. Although we are happy to provide our opinions on matters, often well-researched publications provided by the Masonic Service Association are an excellent source of information Right Worshipful Alexander G. Lyle, III, delivered the following report during the 2006 meeting of the Grand Lodge of Maine. His presentation was entitled the “Report of the Keep Me Warm Committee.” In the report, he describes a helping others project undertaken by the Grand Lodge of Maine. It is an interesting and humorous presentation. You will enjoy reading it and hopefully you may get an idea for your own Lodge to pursue in “Keeping those in need Warm”! What I would like to address today is a subject very near and dear to my heart. That would be the Keep Maine Warm Program. First a little background on how I got us started on this. Approx 3 years ago I was getting ready for Lodge and as is the usual custom when I have the time, the evening news was on. There was a story about a program called keep ME warm (I have been asked to not refer to it as the keep ME warm program but as the Keep Maine Warm Program - wouldn’t want any one to get the wrong idea….) Anyway the gist of the story was that the state was having a problem finding volunteers that were suitable. That is what really peaked my interest. No suitable volunteers? Why not? The story went on to state that Maine has a large population of economically challenged elderly. Some living alone, some living with a disabled spouse and (in some cases) both disabled. My first gut reaction was what about some of the youth groups around? This was almost immediately countered with the statement that most elderly are suspicious of kids they don’t know. This is a normal reaction on their part. How many of us would be open to all that energy in our homes if we were not used to it? Probably frightened actually. These kids are going to rob me blind or at the very least break my treasures. A very predictable reaction. I am a retired Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer and yes, I still fit into the uniform I retired with. (Not however the uniform I got out of boot camp with. Maybe with a little work — naah). As a chief petty officer there is a saying “Don’t be part of the problem be part of the solution.” Using that train of thought what came to mind was, Hey! I belong to an organization that is well known, been around either in or on the periphery of the majority of these peoples lives for a good part of their lives. My second reaction was how can I help? With the magical touch of the internet and the telephone I reached someone at the state house in Augusta. That person in turn gave me the telephone number of the town office in Lincolnville. The responsible person turned out to be the code enforcement officer. Said she had heard of this but had received no applications for it. But did know who could use it and from the letters she had received from the county and state figured that she could get materials, if we were willing to help.


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Have I got you hooked yet? Before we go further - does any one in this room not know what the Keep Maine Warm program is? Keep Maine warm is a program where by we the able help those who are not able. We help them to stay warmer, maybe make their lives a little more comfortable. Maybe help reduce the cost of the fuel assistance they are receiving by heating their homes a little more efficiently. (Added hidden benefit to the taxpayer). Sometimes it is the elderly. Sometimes it is the handicapped. Sometimes it is the single parent struggling to make each buck provide for everything it needs to. Sometimes it is someone who for what ever reason has figured away to sneak between the cracks and get a little something for nothing or maybe not. It is not my call to judge nor is it yours. Maybe I don’t have all the facts about them anyway. For those of you who have not participated, it all boils down to this. Just basic winterizing. Maybe wrapping a trailer foundation. Putting some clear plastic over some windows. Putting some foam switch plate insulation behind the electrical outlets and switches. Squirting some expanding foam into cracks and gaps around doors and windows. All very basic stuff really. The kind of stuff we may do ourselves around our own homes. Picture if you will someone really old and infirm climbing to the top of a ladder to tack some plastic over the third floor window of his house? Horrible thought, but if I were that person I would ask if there were anyone willing to at least hold the ladder to record the inevitable fall. In all seriousness there are many in our fine state that do not have anyone to call or maybe are too proud and unwilling to call for help. In the first year of this program the items were delivered to the homes and the installation would be left up to the inhabitants. The following year when the fuel assistance people went out to do a survey as to how the program worked they were shocked to find that in many cases the supplies were still on the ground where the delivery people had left them. Uninstalled Uninstalled? The problem was you cannot expect people who do not know how, and or people who are physically unable to complete the project to do the job. It is not in most cases a reflection on them but a Fact. That brethren is where we and others like us come in. We have able-bodied men who are physically able to complete the projects in a minimum of time and be able to do it with out frightening the beneficiaries of this program. Some at this point are asking so where do the supplies come from?� Our lodge can’t afford to foot the hill." And rightly so. There are a number of big box as well as little box stores (who truly wish to remain anonymous), that have contributed supplies in addition to some state and federal funding. Maybe at this point you may be saying to yourself, Well I am too old or possibly not physically able to help. Well here is the good news for those brethren, not only are there people needed to do the work but there are people needed in support roles as well. I would like each Lodge that is willing to participate to appoint a brother whose job it will be to coordinate the team / teams from that lodge. They will be in contact with the District Deputies keep Maine warm rep for your district. (who ever that may be which is a job that will also need to be filled by a volunteer as well.) As this starts to gain momentum we may need to identify lodges that if asked would be willing to act as needed for county distribution points and to assist in signing up teams from surrounding non Masonic groups that may want to participate.


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By the way a Team usually consists of three or four brothers a couple of pick ups (well at least one to transport supplies). Basic hand tools such as hammer, screwdrivers, staple gun maybe a couple of stepladders and a willingness to help. Shortly there will be a letter that will go to each lodge, District Deputy, District Rep and many others in the loop as well. This will outline in finer detail as to how this will all come together. I can say that by early September we will need to be able to identify teams that are set up. In this way we can also match help with need. We, that is the state coordinators of which I have been a small part of, realize the need to keep as much control of the project in each county as possible. It will work much better as a local project. Communication was a problem last year. To that end I want to make sure that any and all questions can be answered or we can find the answer. I am also putting some fliers at the Renewal table. My E-Mail address is on that.

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Keep MAINE WARM answers We have people in need in all counties of this state. Last year there were almost 3000 homes in the State that were assisted by Keep Maine Volunteers. Over 800 of which were directly or indirectly assisted by Masonic Brethren. Over 1,000 homes went unassisted last year due to a lack of teams to assist. Last year Several Counties for the first time completed the list of applicants in their county, most notably The County, due in no small part to the brethren up there I’m told. Yes it would be OK to ask the DeMolay and Rainbow to assist. I am not vouching for them or volunteering them just suggesting that there is nothing to prevent their being asked by some of the Lodges to participate.

By now some of you are most likely asking what my ulterior motive is? I assure you I do have one. I am hoping that good men will see us in action and ask how they can become one of us. That’s all. If you have a prospective man, ask if he wants to go with you to help. One final story. One of the first houses we assisted during the first season had a couple living in it. They were both disabled. We patched broken windows with plastic and closed a bathroom window they were unable to. There was ice on the floor. The sunroom was the room they were primarily living in as it had the sunshine to warm it. The sliding glass door had come off the track some time ago and had a gap of almost 8" at the bottom. Old newspapers, Books, sheets and rags were stuffed ineffectively in the crack. The team looked at it and found that we could at least close the door and seal it properly. Almost instantly the heat in that room went up about 20˚. For the first time in weeks they could sit without three or four blankets on. Sadly both passed away in the spring but at least their final months were made a little easier. It has always been our practice to close each review with a poem. This year is no exception. We found this poem in the 2006 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Alabama. The following is the introduction and the poem. Enjoy! “The


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following poem ‘There Stands a Man’ was written by Louise Vaughan, wife of Fred Vaughan, to honor her husband for the many years of service he gave to the fraternity:” “There Stands a Man” “There stands a man,…And There!...And There! Who sees a soul in dark despair. Who sees the orphan and widows’ plight. Who reaches to help, in their lonely fight. There, is a man, at God’s altar he kneels. He prays. He listens to the call he feels. To go forth to labor with tools in his hand. A Spotless White Apron, to join the great Band. There, stands a man with honor to rise. The smile of the lonely, is his meek but great prize. The limb of the crippled, the eyes of the blind, The challenge is great for each one that he finds. When the apron, all soiled with the toil of this world, Is laid neatly and folded on his casket of gold, When his tools are placed tenderly by others of old, He will turn to the Eternal Master and of “HIM” softly say: “See there stands the MAN who led me all the way.” Louise Vaughan 12-15-94 Respectfully submitted, RWB Zelwin B Eaton, Chairman MWB Glen Means, committee member REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FORMS AND CEREMONIES Brethren, Your Committee on Forms and Ceremonies received a request to approve the Pocket Petition which was proposed for use by the Committee on Masonic Education. It was to be used with the Ten Reasons to Become a Mason. The Committee approved the Petition with minor changes to be made in the next printing. Fraternally Submitted, Dale C. Motter, P.G.M., Chairman Randall J. Jones, Grand Lecturer Dale M. Bryan John A. Woodard REPORT OF THE GRAND LECTURER Grand Lodge of Missouri, This is the report of you Grand Lecturer for 2006-2007. Your Grand Lecturer has enjoyed another year of traveling throughout this state meeting the best of men in the world who are our brethren. Everywhere the office has been honored and met with all due respect for the office.


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Two schools of instruction were held in each of our seven districts. Attendance was both high and low at different places and times. The shortest of quantities usually proved to be the most intent on being schooled. The larger crowds are greatly appreciated and we had some of the largest groups we have had in our tenure. There is always a problem or two in a lodge. It seems that the problem normally continues due to a lack of communication between the brothers involved. It so often seems if they would but sit down together and discuss all fully quite regularly they are working to the same end from a different approach. However, in all places there are the greatest of friendships among the brothers of any given lodge. Too bad we are all entitled to an opinion sometimes. We continue to be served by the most diligent brethren in the persons of our Regional Grand Lecturers. We could not pay any one of them what he is worth. Our thanks to them. Our appreciation continues to go to our Grand Lodge office staff for the constant help that they are. And we thank each of the brothers that attended our schools. Without them we are useless. We are thrilled at the interest we see in improving and preserving our ritual all throughout Missouri. We are grateful to MWB Bob Berger for the opportunity to serve our state another year and for his great support in all the years. May God richly bless. Randall J. Jones, Grand Lecturer


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Agency Rising Sun Troy Fulton Westin Arrow Rock Sullivan Savannah Laclede Bethany Bethany Compass Lincoln Oregon Latimer Linn Creek Texas Zeredetha Carthage Poplar Bluff Rolla Rushville Knob Noster Mechanicsville Corinthian Corinthian Brotherhood Solomon Grand River Temple Gate Cecile Daylight Charity Joplin Fellowship Arlington Friend Hebron Composite King Hill Richland Jasper Iberia Gate of the Temple Plato Nodaway Mineral Wayne Clinton Carl Junction Naylor Easter Criteron Cosby Mokane Mt Washington Swope Park East Gate Southwest Heritage

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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 Eleventh Annual Report to this One Hundred Eighty Sixth 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 learn more about masonry and return back to our basic beliefs. led by our Most Worshipful Brother M. Robert Berger as we have all learned to give back to our communities. He has been sincere in his desire to ask that we all get involved and not to forget our reasons of being a mason. 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 o 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. SITE Scottish Rite Temple, St. Joseph Independence Lodge No. 76, Intendance 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 No. 5) Masonic complex, Columbia Kirksville Masonic Temple, Kirksville Shelbina Lodge No. 228, Shelbina

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DISPENSATIONS September 20, 2006, to Larry McKenzie, Worshipful Master of Ancient Landmark Lodge No. 356, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Degrees on Mr. Roger Garmon. The Degrees are to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the


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candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, Regional Grand Lecturer, or the Brother Master Mason specially deputed by him. September 28, 2006, to Gary D. Hatchard, Worshipful Master of Mizpah-Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40, for holding a Special Communication on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at 7:00 PM (instead of the regular 7:30 PM) for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring one Fellow Craft Degree on a qualified candidate. October 4, 2006, to Frank H. Davis, Worshipful Master of Pride of the West Lodge No. 179, for holding their regular Stated Communication on October 18, 2006 instead of October 11, 2006. October 4, 2006, to David A. Wright, Worshipful Master of Tuscan Lodge No. 360, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring an Entered Apprentice Degree on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 7:00 PM. October 12, 2006, to Samuel D. Wilk, Worshipful Master of Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Master Mason Degree at Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 on Tuesday Morning, October 17, 2006. October 20, 2006, to Leroy Gott, Worshipful Master of University Lodge No. 683, for changing their regular scheduled meeting date from October 27, 2006 to October 20, 2006 at 7:00 PM. October 27, 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 doing Degree Work on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 7:00 PM. October 30, 2006, to Randy Duncan, Worshipful Master of Iberia Lodge No. 410, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Degrees on Larry Sullivan. 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, Region Grand Lecturer, or the Brother Master Mason specially deputed by him. November 2, 2006, to Michael W. Brandenburg, Worshipful Master of Montgomery Lodge No. 246, to hold their regular Stated and Special Communications at Jonesburg Lodge No. 457 due to a fire that destroyed their Lodge Hall. They will hold their first meeting at Jonesburg Lodge No. 457 starting November 13, 2006 until such time as they have a new Masonic Lodge Hall to hold their Lodge meetings. November 14, 2006, to Donald D. Simmons, Worshipful Master of Joachim Lodge No. 164, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Second and Third Degrees on Donald Edward Hertgen. 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, Regional Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. November 17, 2006, to Johnny Schlenker, Worshipful Master of Harold O. Grauel Lodge No. 672, for holding a Special Communication on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 6:00 PM at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. November 27, 2006, to Edgar Piles, Worshipful Master of GardenvilleCache Lodge No. 455, to meet on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 7:00 PM,


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for the purpose of approving the payment of the lodge utility bills. December 5, 2006, to Vernon Louis Telthorst, Worshipful Master of Lambskin Lodge No. 460, in order to confer the Second Degree on Brother Charles William Richard, Jr. December 5, 2006, to Gary D. Hatchard, Worshipful Master of Mizpah Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40, for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring two Fellow Craft Degrees. December 11, 2006, to Steve Moyer, Worshipful Master of Osage Lodge No. 303, for holding Stated Communications and Special Communications at Walker Lodge No. 605 due to the collapse of their roof from heavy snow. This dispensation shall be in effect until such time as the lodge hall building has been repaired or a new meeting place has been found. December 18, 2006, to Gary D. Hatchard, Worshipful Master of Mizpah Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40, for holding a Special Communication on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 9:00 AM at Bridgeton Lodge No. 80. January 3, 2007, to Donald Y. Nozawa, Worshipful Master of Bridgeton Lodge No. 80, to hold a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Entered Apprentice Degree on Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 7:00 PM instead of the regular meeting time of 7:30 PM. January 10, 2007, to Christopher Mark Menefee, Worshipful Master of Holliday Lodge No. 660, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Opening Lodge at Paris Union Lodge No. 19 and conferring several Fellow Craft Degrees on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 9:00 AM. January 12, 2007, to Bryan W. Newman, Worshipful Master of Unionville Lodge No. 210, for holding a Special Communication on Monday, January 15, 2007 to discuss the building project. February 7, 2007, to Gary D. Hatchard, Worshipful Master of Mizpah Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40, for holding a Special Communication on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the First Degree at 7:00 PM. February 9, 2007, to Jesse A. Leath, Worshipful Master of Christian Lodge No. 392, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of doing Degree Work on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 6:00 PM. February 23, 2007, to Louie D. Jones, Worshipful Master of Bayou Lodge No. 365, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring two Fellow Craft Degrees at Woodside Lodge No. 387 at Thomasville, Missouri. February 27, 2007, to Jerry Duvall, Worshipful Master of Belton Lodge No. 450, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Master Mason Degree on Brother Charles Wesley Wyatt. 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, Regional Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. March 8, 2007, to Gary N. Kwawer, Worshipful Master of St. Louis Missouri Lodge No. 1, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Master Mason Degree on March 20, 2007 at Bridgeton Lodge No. 80, St. Louis, Missouri. March 12, 2007, to James T. Petree, Worshipful Master of Temple Gate


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Lodge No. 299, for holding a Special Communication on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at the Masonic Home West. March 23, 2007, to James D. Henson, Worshipful Master of Craftsmen Lodge No. 717, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Fellow Craft and Master Mason Degrees on Harold Joseph Cardoza, II, at Craftsmen Lodge. 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, Regional Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. March 26, 2007, to Robert A. Bruckner, Worshipful Master of AlgabilFreedom Lodge No. 636, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Second and Third Degree. 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, Regional Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. April 13, 2007, to Dennis N. Vogel, DDGM – District 7, authorizing four Lodges in the 7th District to hold four joint Stated Communication. Agency Lodge No. 10; Oregon Lodge No. 139; Rushville Lodge No. 138 and Charity Lodge No. 331 are requesting to have the following joint communications: May 14, 2007 to meet at Oregon Lodge No. 139; June 11, 2007 to meet at Charity Lodge No. 331; June 25, 2007 to meet at Agency Lodge No. 10; and July 9, 2007 to meet at Rushville Lodge No. 238. April 16, 2007, to Donald Y. Nozawa, Worshipful Master of Bridgeton Lodge No. 80, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of doing the California Ritual on April 19, 2007 at 7:30 PM, which is the second Stated Meeting of Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 in April. April 18, 2007, to Kevin T. Hamilton, Worshipful Master of Richland Lodge No. 385, for holding a Special Communication on Saturday, May 12, 2007 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 dedication for Masonic Use. April 19, 2007, to Anthony Joseph Battaglia, Worshipful Master of Polo Lodge No. 232, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Degrees on William Leroy Spooner. 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, Regional Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. April 24, 2007, to John C. Kuehn, Worshipful Master of Southwest Heritage Lode No. 681, for holding an outdoor Third Degree on May 19, 2007 at 7:00 PM at Worshipful Brother Kenny Carter’s cabin near Jasper, Missouri, which place has been previously dedicated for Masonic Use. May 3, 2007, to Merel Corum, Worshipful Master of Clinton Lodge No. 548, for holding their regular Stated Communication on May 8, 20078 at 7:30 PM at the Masonic Home in Kansas City, Missouri. June 1, 2007, to David Ramsey, Worshipful Master of Perryville Lodge No. 670, for holding a Special Communication on June 16, 2007 for the purpose of the conferral of the Third Degree on a proficient Fellow Craft at the outdoor site of the John Plunkett Farm, which place has been dedicated for Masonic Use.


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June 15, 2007, to William F. Buchholtz, Worshipful Master of Beacon Lodge No. 3, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Entered Apprentice Degree at Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 on June 19, 2007 at Bridgeton, Missouri at 9:00 AM. June 28, 2007, to Michael D. Kassel, Worshipful Master of CrestwoodAnchor Lodge No. 443, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Third Degree on Thursday, July 12, 2007 PM. June 28, 2007, to Carlin L. Smittle, Worshipful Master of Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422, for holding a Special Communication on Saturday, July 7, 2007 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring Degrees at the outdoor site of Camp Arrowhead in Marshfield, which place is to be Dedicated for Masonic Use y R.W. Brother Gregory V. Ross, District Deputy Grand Master of the 34th District. July 2, 2007, to Larry D. Maggard, Worshipful Master of Carthage Lodge No. 197, for holding their regular Stated Communications at Criterion Lodge No. 587 at Alba, Missouri. The first meeting will be a regular, Stated Communication on Thursday, July 12, 2007 and it is anticipated meetings will be held at Criterion Lodge No. 586 for the next six months. July 2, 2007, to Larry D. Davis, Worshipful Master of Platte City Lodge No. 504, for holding their regular Stated Communication of July 9, 2007 at the Masonic Home, Western Unit. July 10, 2007, to Carlin L. Smittle, Worshipful Master of Gate of the Temple Lode No. 422, For holding a Special Communication on Saturday, July 14, 2007 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring Degrees at the outdoor site of Rice Camp Grounds in Reeds Springs, Missouri, which place has been dedicated for Masonic Use by M.W. Brother J. Edward Blinn in 1986. July 10, 2007, to Donald Y. Nozawa, Worshipful Master of Bridgeton Lodge No. 80, for holding a Special Communication on Saturday, July 14, 2007 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 2, 2007, to Harding W. Nosser, Jr., Worshipful Master of Pomegrante-Pyramid Lodge No. 95, for holding a Special Communication on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at Algabil-Freedom Lodge No. 636 for the purpose of discussing and voting on a possible consolidation with Forest Park Lode No. 578. August 3, 2007, to Michael Morgan, Worshipful Master of Craftsmen Lodge No. 717, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Entered Apprentice Degree on Edward Ray Elkins at Craftsmen Lodge. 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, Regional Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. August 3, 2007, to Charles V. Barton, Worshipful Master of Tyro Lodge No. 12, for holding a Special Communication on Saturday, September 15, 2007 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of the conferral of the Third Degree on a proficient Fellow Craft at the outdoor site on the Bay Farm, located 14 miles west of Potosi, which place has been dedicated for Masonic Use by R.W. Brother C. Nolan Miller.


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CONSENTS AND PERMISSIONS M.W. Grand Master M. Robert Berger 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: January 22, 2007, to Bobby D. 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 24, 2007 for the 21st Annual George Washington Birthday Celebration. January 29, 2007, to William H. Hollingsworth, Worshipful Master of Nodaway Lodge No. 470, granting Consent and Permission for Nodaway Lodge No. 470 to travel to Taylor Lodge No. 156 at Bedford, Iowa to confer a Missouri Third Degree on a member of Nodaway Lodge, Brother Douglas Michael Lager, a Fellow Craft. The date set to confer the degree is Monday, February 12, 2007. March 29, 2007, to Jerry Duvall, Worshipful Master of Belton Lodge No. 450, January 12, 2006, granting Consent and Permission for Belton Lodge No. 450 to shorten the term of the present year’s officers by a change in the Lodge By-Laws, as requested in their correspondence of March 6, 2007. April 13, 2007, to Roger A. Cupp, Worshipful Master of Marceline Lodge No. 481, granting Consent and Permission for Marceline Lodge No. 481 to sponsor a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction of Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 7:00 PM. May 3, 2007, to Matthew A. Marrone, Worshipful Master of Conway Lodge No. 28, granting Consent and Permission for Conway Lodge No. 28 to shorten the term of the present year’s officers by a change in the By-Laws, as requested in their correspondence of October 7, 2006. May 4, 2007, to William E. Buchholz, Worshipful Master of Beacon Lodge No. 3, granting Consent and Permission Beacon Lodge No. 3 to travel to Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22 at Alexandria, Virginia to confer a Missouri Third Degree on a member of Beacon Lodge. The date set to confer the degree is Saturday, May 19, 2007. 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. 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 M. Robert Berger granted permission for the following lodges to host a Chance To – Advance Class. October 7, 2006 October 21, 2006 November 11, 2006

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November 18, 2006 Gate of the Temple No. 422 Springfield, MO December 9, 2006 Independence Lodge No 76 Independence, MO December 9, 2006 Twilight Lodge No 114 Columbia, MO February 17, 2007 Marcus lodge No 110 Fredricktown, MO Gate of the Temple No.422 Springfield, MO February 24, 2007 March 3, 2007 Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Webster Groves, MO April 30, 2007 Twilight Lodge No 114 Columbia, MO May 12, 2007 Independence Lodge No 76 Independence, MO May 19, 2007 Solomon Lodge No. 271 Springfield, MO May 29, 2007 Twilight Lodge No 114 Columbia, MO June 12, 2007 Polar Star-Rose Hill No 79 St Louis, MO June 22, 2007 Pendelton Lodge No 551 Doe Run, MO July 21, 2007 Magnolia-Euclid Lodge No 626 Crestwood, MO August 11,2007 (date changed from 25th )Solomon Lodge No 271 Springfield, MO September 8, 2007 Granite Lodge No 272 Sedalia, MO September 15, 2007 Independence lodge No 76 Independence, MO October 6, 2007 St Louis Missouri No 1 St Louis, MO November 17, 2007 Gate of the Temple No 422 Springfield, MO GRAND REPRESENTATIVES M.W. Grand Master M. Robert Berger, 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 Utah ............................. Robert K. McKenzie, PGM Grand Lodge Oriente d’Italia .................................... Mario Martelli Grand Lodge of Manitoba ............................... Donald Leo Thomson Grand Lodge of India ............................................. G. R. Shantaram M.W. Grand Master M. Robert Berger honored Master Masons from Missouri Lodges with the recommendation that they be commissioned Grand Representatives of other Grand Lodges near the Grand Lodge of Missouri as follows: Grand Lodge of Scotland ........................................... Jon B. Brolyes


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3X FIRST LINE SIGNERS: 2006-2007 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-Pyramid Lodge 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

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FIFTY-YEAR AWARDS 50 Year Award Lodge Acacia Acacia Ada Adair Adair Adair Adair Adair Adair Adair Adair Adelphi Adelphi Adelphi Agency Albert Pike Albert Pike Albert Pike Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Allensville Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Ancient Craft Anderson Anderson Angerona Appleton City Appleton City Archie Archie Arlington Arlington Ash Grove Ash Grove Ashland Ashland Ashland Ava Barnesville Bayou

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Lloyd Raymond Jacob Alfred Joseph Ronald Aubry John Harold Fred Charles Harry Howard Billy Wesley Fred Elmer Danny Lawrence Charles John Simeon Rex John Alvin Ben Richard Donald Edsel Jack Donald Paul Harold V. Jasper William Harold Bernard William Jack Robert Rev. Ronald Joe Charles Maurice Donald Clyde William William Marion J.

G. A. J. R. M. B. Redding O. L. E. C. D. E. Lee A. H. G. P. D. A. B. D. R. W. L. J. C. M. L. E. Dean B. L. C. G. W. A. W. J. E. L. J. Ray M. G. T. A. Richard

2007 Magruder Kyle Klein Smith Moore Luther James Madget Smith Jacobs Preddy Dixon Nagle Burtnett Cravens Jensen Morton Ellis Cook Matheny Deal Turner Stubblefield Brougher Overton Burns Kohn Boatwright Allen Kropf Ray Chinn Keely Jennings Bishop Roberts Doubledee Mc Millen Brunner Clayton Brown Wood Friedman Fox Branum Marquis II Pasley Smith Southwick Adams Scott


2007 Clifton Clinton Clinton Cold Spring Columbia Comfort Compass Compass Compass Composite Composite Continental Continental Cooper Cooper Corinthian Corinthian Country Club Country Club Country Club Craftsmen Craftsmen Craftsmen Craftsmen Craftsmen Crescent Hill Crestwood-Anchor Crestwood-Anchor Crestwood-Anchor Crestwood-Anchor Criterion Dawn Dawn Daylight De Soto De Soto De Soto De Soto De Soto De Soto Dexter East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate Edina Edina Edina Elvins-Ionic Elvins-Ionic

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 463 548 548 274 534 533 120 120 120 369 369 37 37 36 36 265 265 656 656 656 717 717 717 717 717 368 443 443 443 443 586 539 539 678 119 119 119 119 119 119 532 630 630 630 630 630 291 291 291 154 154

William Dale Alvin Leland Miles Don James Donald Robert Vernon Jack Virgil Bert Denver Herald Graydon James T. Brian James Ronald Kenneth Elmer Arthur Arthur Harold Ralph William Richard Kenneth Everett John M. Clarence Harold Harold Harold W. Eddie Roy Jerry John Robert Glenn James Wilbert Quentin Charles Don Denny Robert

Lee Eugene J. E. F. C. B. L. G. Samuel F. E. Clifford Clayton R. W. A. E. F. R. W. L. Otto D. Allen James G. A. D. M. William E. I. Dean J. A. J. G. W. D. Major V. H. E. L. A. E.

115 Miller Hubbard Downing Fultz Bay Stewart Whittington Diven Morrow Sullivan Hunt Edwards Whitsell Wehmeyer Smith White Brown Llewellyn Carter Benjamin Leggett Henley Biermann Ritzel Hartman Six Kolb Milla Hoffman Yocum Holden Zullig Carey Wommack Bay Donnell Gibson Mc Gee Simmons Welshon Dennington Butterbaugh Pettus Teters Rutherford Roehl Greenley Gossman Woodward Smith Wadlow


116 Elvins-Ionic Elvins-Ionic Elvins-Ionic Excelsior Excelsior Fairfax Farmington Farmington Farmington Fayette-Howard Fayette-Howard Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fenton Fenton Fenton Fenton Fenton Fidelity Fidelity Florissant Florissant Forest Park Forsyth Four Mile Four Mile Four Mile Friend Friendship Fulton Galena Galena Galena Galena Galena Galena Gallatin Gallatin Gardenville-Cache Gardenville-Cache 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 George Washington

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 154 154 154 441 441 483 132 132 132 4 4 345 345 345 345 345 281 281 281 281 281 339 339 668 668 578 453 212 212 212 352 89 48 515 515 515 515 515 515 106 106 455 455 455 422 422 422 422 422 422 9

Leo Norman Carrol Reuben Melbert William Bernard William Harold Tom Billy Robert Buford Ted Charles Clifford Roland Robert Marion Paul William Duane Robert Neil Eddie Walter William Herman Floyd Wayne Jack Harold Clarence Bobby William Walter Tom Ray Ross Robert Maurice Oliver Merel Clifford James Leslie Billy Paul Mason Gene Donald

G. Louie Lee D. E. D. J. H. J. D. Joe Vernon A. C. H. E. E. L. J. K. M. L. A. C. G. J. N. B Mc Kenzie W. G. Donald J. Lewis Earl Dean D. L. A. H. G. Walker Jasper L. Leslie L. C. E.

2007 Mc Crorey Mahurin Mull Peetz Daume Umbarger Redmond Cooper Richardson Markland Crigler Boaz Balay Darnell Doll Anthon York Hults Washburn Ballany Moss Meier Lindberg Burnett Hollingsworth Been Johnson Maddox Polsgrove Vaughan Eklund Shiverdecker Watts Jacobs Bradford Walker Patterson Jakeway Macy Richesson Dusin Meister Zelch Smith Mace Peacock Farr Nichols Hungerford Stech


2007 George Washington Glenwood Glenwood Granby Granby Grand River Grand River Grand River Grand River Grand River Grandin Grandview Grandview Grandview Grandview Grandview Grandview Grandview Grandview Granite Granite Granite Grant City Grant City Gray Summit Hale City Hale City Hamilton Harold O. Grauel Harold O. Grauel Harold O. Grauel Harold O. Grauel Harold O. Grauel Hazelwood Hebron Hebron Hebron Hebron Hebron Henderson Henderson Hermitage Hermon Hermon Higbee Higginsville Hogles Creek Holden Holden Hope Hopewell

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 9 427 427 514 514 276 276 276 276 276 579 618 618 618 618 618 618 618 618 272 272 272 66 66 173 216 216 224 672 672 672 672 672 459 354 354 354 354 354 477 477 288 187 187 527 364 279 262 262 251 239

Alfred Herbert Robert Donald Dewane Wilbur Harold Buford Roy Donald Jesse Robert Albert James Chester Alva Arthur Harry Monte Daniel Joe Virgil Franklin J. John Jerry Lyman Harold Daniel Kenneth Dale Melbert Roger Richard Claudie Donald Richard Aubrey Jerry Alva Arthur Jesse Wayne Ralph Douglas Frank Earl Charles Ernest James Byron

A. R. L. E. W. R. G. Thomas Eugene W. E. E. E. A. H. B. M. E. E. M. H. D. V. E. W. G. G. E. E. C. G. M. A. W. E. L. S. D. L. H. P. L. A. E. W. R.

117 Criswell Forsythe Harris Brown Frazier Wagenblast Jaynes Mc Guire Hodgson Gordy Cates Beebe Boone Michael Price De Freece Anderson Wells Cross Petty Bennett Skaggs Ray Stephenson Iman Haynes Watt Eklund Penrod Myles Huff Daume Seal Kiskadden Tipton Murphy Coil Bastian Brown Wray Klepper Carter Young Smith Hayes Haston Trimble Roberts Simmermon Kincheloe Tucker


118 Hornersville Huntsville Huntsville Huntsville Iberia Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Index Index Index Irondale Irondale Irondale Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Jackson Jamesport Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jewel Jewel Jewel Joachim

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 215 30 30 30 410 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 54 54 54 143 143 143 446 446 446 446 446 446 446 446 446 446 446 446 82 564 43 3 43 43 480 480 480 164

Garry John Robert Jesse Floyd Foster William Joe George Raymond George Warren Earl Richard Thomas George Frank James Leo W. Paul Orvin Gary Donald James Lawrence Ronald Albert Claude John Robert William Darrel Leathel Eugene Robert Harold David Jack Henry Harold R. Delvin Darrell Robert John Harvey Marvin James William John

Davis M. G. E. D. G. A. L. F. D. E. C. B. S. R. V. A. R. Wayne W. L. G. A. E. G. B. H. R. R. O. E. W. K. O. V. P. R. R. W. Duane L. L. N. M. L. L. E. B. M.

2007 Brewer Bagby Wade Bagby Rowden Brown Donaldson Kimbell Maxwell Ford Queener Nippes Reding Delmont Noland Bucey Vochatzer Mc Kinley Nairn Pool Owen Plucker Olson Peterson Lotspeich Lehman Jarvis Ives Nixon Knoblauch Mela Pfeiffer Ayler Bradley Wilson Lewis Peck Adelman Thomas Steinhaus Picker Neeley Harris Mc Dowell King Duckett Harris Long Lotspeich Clawson Els


2007 Jonesburg Kansas City Kansas City Kennett Kennett Kennett Kennett King Hill King Hill King Hill King Hill King Hill King Hill King Hill King Hill King Hill Kirksville Kirkwood Kirkwood Kirkwood Kirkwood Kirkwood Kirkwood La Belle La Belle La Plata La Plata Laclede Laclede Laclede Lakeville Lamar Lamar Lamar Lamar Lanes Prairie Lathrop Leadwood Leadwood Lexington Lexington Lexington Liberty Liberty Liberty Lick Creek Macks Creek Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 457 220 220 68 68 68 68 376 376 376 376 376 376 376 376 376 105 484 484 484 484 484 484 222 222 237 237 83 83 83 489 292 292 292 292 531 506 598 598 149 149 149 31 31 31 302 433 626 626 626 626

William Kenneth Laurence Jerry George Princess Donald Norman Marion Clarence Richard George Charles Fred Robert Donald Rollie James Jack Victor Parker Walter Robert William Paul Kenneth Wayne Julian James D. Robert Jerry Gary Gareth Delbert Gerald Harry Alfred John Richard Alfred Ike Donal Marion Glenn Clyde Chester Roland Herman Tearl Kenneth

L. Clarenc V.

Pat W. D. F. L. E. E. G. J. D. Howard D. H. C. V. E. A. M. P. C. D. I. Edward W. Robert A. W. S. A. M. G. F. Cole E. N. Merrill Junior G. W. A. H. H. D. RJ

119 Martin Bowen Peuker Hubbard Workman Gillpatrick Watson Marriott Dittemore King Meng Baur Paul Hertz Cooper Hanson Smith Coogan Heidbreder Hedley Thompson Penrod Roebke Wright Ross Harrison Lyda Farrar Martin Doss Whittenberg Dale Frieden Reed Phipps Lindstrom Laughman Key Newton Van Zandt Schroeder Skelton Mc Laughlin Rhoads Brown Lane Fowler Thorn Pollien Finley Niebling


120 Marceline Marceline Marcus Marcus Mc Donald Mc Donald Mechanicsville Memphis Memphis Memphis Memphis Memphis Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Milton Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Moberly Monett Monett Montevallo Montgomery Montgomery Monticello Morley Mount Hope Mount Hope Mount Zion Mount Zion Mount Zion Mount Zion Mountain Grove Mt Vernon Mt Washington Mt Washington Mt Washington Mt Washington Neosho New Madrid New Madrid

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 481 481 110 110 324 324 260 16 16 16 16 16 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 151 40 40 40 40 40 344 129 129 490 246 246 58 184 476 476 327 327 327 327 158 99 614 614 614 614 247 429 429

Eugene John David Billy Dwight Charles Woodrow Wilber William John Stanley Charles Edwin Kenneth Jimmy Joseph Kenneth Mike Glenn August Duane Martin Loy William John Harold Roger William Donald R. James G. Gail Bob Elmer Billy Lester Robert Aldus Ronald Floyd Charles Jesse Bobby Glenn Donald Donald Charles W. Charles Truman

L. J. Max Joe W. D. W. E. H. H. V.

Fisher Klumb Kingery Hartsell Heath Lemasters Fitzgerald Daniels Adams Johnson Fogle Bourn Eugene Wilson R. Elam D. Earls Chester Gibson W. Nottelmann Nichols A. Gatzert B. Shaffer Coy Randolph L. Basye E. Tipton F. Petschonek A. Pipkin C. Twellman W. Adams Elijah Palmer W. Baker E. Callaway Ray Ghan Eugene “ge Gardner W. Robinson Lee Smith Munzlinger D. Branch L. Redinger B. Slusher R. Palmer R. Shemwell L. Simpson V. Nelson L. Henson J. Myers W. Shelley C. Cannon E. Conkle E. Hodges Hugh Ramsay B. Baker E. Ward

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2007 Nodaway Nodaway Nodaway Norwood Olive Branch Olive Branch Oregon Osage Osage Osage Overland-Occidental Overland-Occidental Overland-Occidental Overland-Occidental Overland-Occidental Owensville Owensville Owensville Palmyra Palmyra Paris Union Perryville Perseverance Perseverance Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Plato Plato Platte City Platte City Platte City Plattsburg Plattsburg Polo Polo Poplar Bluff Poplar Bluff Poplar Bluff Potosi Potosi Potosi Potosi Potosi Pt Pleasant Pt Pleasant Queen City Ralls Ralls Ralls Raytown

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 470 470 470 622 576 576 139 303 303 303 623 623 623 623 623 624 624 624 18 18 19 670 92 92 136 136 136 469 469 504 504 504 113 113 232 232 209 209 209 131 131 131 131 131 176 176 380 33 33 33 391

Merlin Herman William Valbert Robert B. William Nelson Raymond Vernon Steve Melvin Paul Robert Raymond Bobby Raymond Herman Harold Lee William Harold Louis Walter Durward George Norman William Charles Donald William Robert James Elbert Benny Fred Cecil William Carroll Elbert Harold Harold Robert Veldon John Roy Floyd John Harold Bob Harold

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Carstenson Boswell Hollingsworth Pope Scherrer Eder Young Brooks Rowland Duncan Antal J. Wilkinson G. Key W. Shaw W. Blank G. Houseman V. Niewald H. Pollien L. Baggerly Eugene Keck N. Rogers R. Corse James Andrews R. Smith L. Crisman C. Cunningham George Crim G. Mizer W. Engelhardt Parrett L. Conn C. Conn Myers Jackson W. Dixon Boyer N. Bowers Herbert Gunter D. Astin Duane Chronister Glenwood Plelps L. Jackson A. Wideman L. Shaner D. Brand Kibble Swilley O. Lewis Bennett C. Rodgers Leroy Fletcher E. Yager L. Day


122 Raytown Raytown Raytown Raytown Raytown Raytown Raytown Raytown Republic Richmond Richmond Rising Sun Rising Sun Rising Sun Robert Burns Robert Burns Rolla Salem Salem Salem Salem Samaritan Sarcoxie Savannah Savannah Saxton Saxton Saxton Saxton Schell City Schell City Schell City Seaman Seaman Shawnee Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Shekinah Sheldon Sikeston Sikeston Skidmore Solomon Solomon Solomon Solomon

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 391 391 391 391 391 391 391 391 570 57 57 13 13 13 496 496 213 225 225 225 225 424 293 71 71 508 508 508 508 448 448 448 126 126 653 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 256 371 310 310 511 271 271 271 271

Melbern William William John Evert Jack Roy Charles William Dallas John Drexel Robert Robert Henry Tony C. James J. Charles Winton Robert William William Gary James William Ralph Richard Everett Theodore Floyd Leman Billy Donald Charles Wilbur William Franklin Thomas Ewell Kenneth William Wm Ronald Robert Earl James Lonnie Ronald Charles

R. C. F. R. B. Todd G. W. B. L. William D. D. A. O. L. A. L. Max D. Arthur Leon D. D. Thomas F. E. Edward L. R. C. Lee Wray K. L. H. D. C. F. F. L. C. W. W. F. L. E. E.

2007 Thomas Mendenhall Mc Allister Weston Hutcheson Weston Morey Hall Cantrell Anderson Wright Bateman Stone Goldsbury Adams Evans Marcott Ellis Price Kandlbinder Albert Gawf Shields Powell Taylor Gilpin Nelson Miller Fisher Prough Thomas Cagg Marlay Reeves Kauble Nichols Scott James Ouderkirk Brown Nelson Bell Reese Houdeshell Eaker Boyer Sharp Clark Gibbs Belt Presley


2007 Solomon Solomon Solomon Solomon Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis St Clair St Clair St Francisville St Francisville St Francisville St Francisville St Francisville St Francisville St Francisville 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 Mark’s St. Charles St. Charles St. Charles St. Charles Strafford Sullivan Summersville Summit Summit Summit Swope Park Swope Park Swope Park Swope Park Swope Park Swope Park Swope Park Swope Park

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 271 271 271 271 27 27 27 273 273 588 588 588 588 588 588 588 230 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 1 1 1 1 93 93 93 241 241 241 241 608 69 555 263 263 263 617 617 617 617 617 617 617 617

Commodore Clarence Jerry Glenn Louis Walter Raymond Charles Charles A. Dail Kenneth Delbert Jack M. Edwin Benjamin Galen Guy Carl Wesley Jack Jordan Franklin Marvin John Sanford Jerry Donald Julian Jack Lewis Ray Harold John Ronald William Paul Joseph Lawrence Richard Ronald Bill Linden Harry Edwin Robert George Willis Lee Fred

E. M. W. A. E. Everman E. E. R. J. W. E. D. Lynn L. E. L. D. B. D. M. F. D. C. M. M. G. Joseph P. Alvin George E. E. D. J. R. H. H. Eugene Roger N. B. F. H. L. G. R. O.

123 Stewart Wommack Mac Lachlan Israel Starks Martin Provance Sheldon Kincaid Humes White Acklie Huckey Brotemarkle Daniel Ronner Sherrick Gabriel Saxton Rose Lile Zurow Bushman Kay Alberts Herriott Lebman Wolfsfeld Soffer Sincoff Kinnaw Ware Miller Hickman Moore Winchell Struckmann Peterson Owens Smith Corlew Rowe Cox Panknin Williams Burr Stephenson Eib Baker Young Von Dorn


124 Swope Park Table Rock Table Rock Table Rock Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Texas Trenton Trilumina Trowel Troy Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Twilight Twilight Twilight Twilight Twilight Twilight Twilight Tyro Union Union Union United United United United United United United Valley Park Valley Park Vandalia Versailles Versailles Versailles Versailles Vincil Wakanda Wakanda

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 617 680 680 680 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 177 111 205 440 34 360 360 360 360 114 114 114 114 114 114 114 12 593 593 593 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 629 629 491 320 320 320 320 62 52 52

Roger Howard Robert Billy Frank Robert William Leon James William Vernon John George Jack Emit Orvill Philip C. William Robert Harold Kenneth Marvin Hillman Jacob Joseph Wallace William R. Harold Nelson Edgar Joseph Arthur Paul Bertram Hubert Jordan George Gene Robert Lionel Roy Hubert Norman Billie Clyde Donald Jimmie Travis W.

F. S. H. E. H. E. T. Eugene D. Keith Clay Francis H. K. R. D. Winford H. Edgar WG H. S. C. Frank William Gordon H. Newton Ralph W. D. Dudley W. E. E. Harding Warren Louis Charles M. W. T. Gene W. G. C. L. Russell A. R.

2007 James Barrows Ryder Mc Hargue Miller Keyes Mills Fink Foster Miller Gomel Caster Gillard Sharp Ward Ireland Brumit Brown Creech White Schulenburg Brune Wood Crowell Oliver Phillips Hartley Nelson Riley Butler Anderson Koelling Mullen Davis Zerbe True Gower Burkey Rubenstein Smith Peace Hall Easter Gibson Vaught Engle Farris Harmon Riley Graham Lewellen


2007 Wakanda Wakanda Walker Warren Warren Warren Warren Warren Warrenton Washington Washington Washington Washington Waverly Waverly Waynesville Waynesville Webster Webster Groves Webster Groves Webster Groves Webster Groves Webster Groves Wellston Wellston Wellston Wellston Wentzville Wentzville West View Western Star Western Star Weston Whitewater Whitewater Windsor Windsor Windsor Winigan Xenia Zalma Zalma Zalma

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 52 52 605 74 74 74 74 74 609 87 87 87 87 61 61 375 375 98 84 84 84 84 84 613 613 613 613 46 46 103 15 15 53 417 417 29 29 29 540 50 545 545 545

Dean Leonard Frank Ronald Denzil Wallace Harold Forest John Carroll Lack John James Ronald Herbert Harvey Harold John Edward Charles James Orville Richard Thomas Harold Rufus William Herbert Dale Ted Dwight Larry Robert Banks Nelson Albert James William Richard Edward William Mitchell Ivan

E. D. F. A. M. Willis M. T. Allen A. H. W. Henry F. P. R. C. K. E. M. B. A. B. C. E. L. Samuel N. E. T. E. Watson R. R. A. Cecil R. J.

125 Miller Bout Haynes Cox Meyer Enyeart Russell Sharp Hewitt Fitchpatrick Fitzpatrick Weber Stiles Grove Richtermeyer Dye York Johnson Meyer Day White Daake Marshall Novak Eckert Wright Graham Smith Fuerman Wilson Reyburn Hunter Baker Bradley Brown Caskey Gardner Mc Collum Appleton Elledge Wills Woodfin


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FINAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS SEPTEMBER 25, 2007 TO THE MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND LODGE, AF & AM OF MISSOURI Brethren: 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 Offices Regional Grand 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 Committee Members Special Committees Total

26 5 18 7 33 35 390 303 154 129 26 0 1,126

Lodges without Representation Distinguished Visitors Visitors Non-Voting Master Masons

23 3 2 96

Total Attendance

1,227

Attested: Credentials Committee

William B. Van Meter-Chairman

Harvey J. Wells

Ronald M. Hickey

Robert Harper Morris Coburn

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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI STATISTICS Statistics are calculated from the Access Database. The 2007 additions and deductions from 6/30/2006 through 7/1/2007 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 TOTAL ADDITIONS:

3,900

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

1,221 62 212 35 54 1,507 0 14

TOTAL DEDUCTIONS

3,051

MEMBERSHIP INCREASE/DECREASE 2007 MEMBERSHIP CURRENT AS OF 3/25, 2008 AS OF 3/25/2008

233 195 1,612 1,505 355 0

849 46,756

Missouri Multiple Members

INFORMATIONAL STATISTICS ONLY Total Fifty Year Members as of 3/25/2008 Fifty Year Members (between 1/1/2007 and 12/31/2007) Remitted Dues (up to 7/1/2007) Endowed Membership (Living) as of 3/25/2008 Endowed Membership (Deceased)

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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 24, 25, 2007. GRAND LODGE OFFICERS PAST GRAND OFFICERS & OTHER GRAND OFFICERS DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS REGIONAL GRAND LECTURERS

$ 0 $ 2,244.60 $ 3,986.00 $ 4,112.10 $ 844.10

SUB TOTAL GRAND LODGE OFFICERS

$ 11,186.70

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

$ 386.20 $ 0 $ 0 $ 1,107.60 $ 157.50 $ 0 $ 106.70 $ 731.50 $ 268.80 $ 225.10 $ 2,983.40

TOTAL OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES $14,170.10 Assistant Tilers Representatives of Charter Lodges Representatives of Lodges UD Dispensation GRAND TOTAL Fraternally Submitted: Jack R. Clark, Chairman George A. Jursch Eric R. Peterson Fred J. Morrow Matthew Quesenberry Mitchell C. Weinsting

$ 798.90 $ 38,050.80 $ 0 $ 53,019.80


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EDUCATION REPORT THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI The Education Committee of The Grand Lodge of Missouri again has been very busy working on Masonic Education for our state. We continue to remain focused and over the next several years we will continue with our same plan so we will have continuity with our goals and objectives. The Education Committee continues to work very closely with the Public Relations Committee since many of our efforts over-lap. We are continuing to up date all of our books, videos, CD.s DVD’s etc. Many items were outdated and the committee is evaluating all items and we are making changes. Many of the old videos will now be replaced by DVD format. One of our successes was the introduction of the Blue Card “10 Reasons to Become a Mason” which each Mason is to carry in his wallet. This gives us the ability to have every Mason giving the same answers when being asked what our fraternity is about. We have now added the “Mini Petition” Which will enable us to not only answer questions, but to have an interested prospect sign while they are still interested. So far this program has exceeded our expectations. We have up-dated the Education to be used at all Chance to Advance Classes (C2A). Each member in the committee is to be present at the classes to make sure correct education is being implemented. The Committee also offers the lodges an “Open House Program” which is designed to let the public know what Masonry is about and is also a tool and program to bring in new members. Future plans call for the Education of new DDGM’s. Many ask “What do I do”. We will have a workshop to assist them, and be able to answer any questions they might have during their year as DDGM. We also attend all Area and Secretaries Meetings to get the word out as best we can. The Education and Public Relations Committees worked to produce a new Brochure on Masonry. Complete with facts, a letter from our Grand Master and a powerful DVD entitled “Making a Difference” which explains what Masonry is about and is designed to bring in new Masons. As always we realize that education is an ongoing job, and we are committed to get the job done. Respectfully submitted, RWB Nicholas R. Cichielo Committee Chairman, The Grand Lodge of Missouri REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri, “Change is the universal law of mortality and the theme of every page of its history.” How often we have gently nodded our heads in agreement as these words were spoken at a Masonic Service for a departed brother. Yet, even as our minds agree with that statement, we confess in our hearts that change is hard for us to accept in most areas of our lives. We experience the difficulty of change as we look around us today and make note of those brethren whom “we shall see on earth no more.” The difficulty and loss we feel, however, is for us and not for our departed brothers. From our earliest days in Freemasonry we have been taught the


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great lesson of a belief in immortality. As we live in this belief we know that our temporary loss is their eternal gain. While this may not ease the sadness we feel, it does challenge us to live more faithfully to honor their lives and the work they performed while they were among us. We remember and honor all Master Masons of Missouri who have passed from our sight this year, including these Right Worshipful Brothers: R.W. B. Norman C. Jefferies was a Member of St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 and Dual with Cosby Lodge No. 600. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master from 1978. Right Worshipful Brother Jefferies passed away on August 18, 2006. R.W.B. Leo H. Pitts was a Member of Hermitage Lodge No. 288. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 1966-1967, 1982-1983, 1986-1989. Right Worshipful Brother Pitts passed away on August 22, 2006. R.W. B. A. Merlin Armstrong was a Member of Hale City Lodge No. 216. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1987 and District Deputy Grand Lecture from 1991-1994 and 1998-1999. Right Worshipful Brother Armstrong passed away on September 1, 2006. R.W. B. Elmer D. Copeland was a Member of Algabil-Freedom Lodge No. 636. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer 1990-1990 and Grand Lecturer from 1992-1995. Right Worshipful Brother Copeland passed away on September 23, 2006. R.W.B. John J. Colligan was a Member of Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 and Craftsmen Lodge No. 717. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master 2002. Right Worshipful Brother Colligan passed away on October 24, 2006. R.W.B. Dr. Herbert Ned Sutherland was a Member of Bethany Lodge No. 97. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master from 1994, 1999-2000. Right Worshipful Brother Sutherland passed away on November 8, 2006. R.W.B. Donald H. Venable was a Member of Fidelity Lodge No. 339. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1986. Right Worshipful Brother Venable passed away on December 31, 2006. R.W.B. Jackie Lee Craycraft was a Member of Grand River Lodge No. 276. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 1977-1979. Right Worshipful Brother Craycraft passed away on January 9, 2007. R.W.B. Luther R. Hudson was a Member of Nineveh Lodge No. 473 and Phoenix Lodge No. 136. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 2000. Right Worshipful Brother Hudson passed away on January 26, 2007. R.W.B. Theodore J. Picraux was a Member of Rushville Lodge No. 238 and multiple member of several other lodges in Missouri. He served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1996. Right Worshipful Brother Picraux passed away on April 2, 2007. R.W.B. Roger G. Huffmaster was a Member of Masters Lodge No. 542 and dual with Florissant Lodge No. 668. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master. Right Worshipful Brother Huffmaster passed away on May 17, 2007. R.W.B. Kenneth H. Hodges was a Member of Fenton Lodge No. 281. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 1995-1997. Right Worshipful Brother Hodges passed away on June 22, 2007.


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We also remember one who served our Grand Lodge as Grand Lecturer. Right Worshipful Brother Elmer D. Copeland was a member of AlgabilFreedom Lodge No. 636. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer 1990 - 1991 and as Grand Lecturer from 1991 to 1995. Right Worshipful Brother Copeland passed away on September 23, 2006. As we remember our departed brothers and, as we again affirm our belief in the immortality of the soul, we hear these words of the British poet writing under the name of John Oxenham, “For death begins with life’s first breath, and life begins at touch of death.” These additional words of Oxenham can also provide light to our paths this day: Lord, when Thou seest that my work is done, Let me not linger on, With failing powers, Adown the weary hours, A workless worker in a world of work. But, with a word, Just bid me home, And I will come Right gladly, Yea, right gladly Will I come. Most Worshipful, please call the brethren up for prayer. Great Architect of the Universe, the One in whom we live and move and have our very being: You love and care for us in life and receive us into life eternal when we pass through the portal we call death. We thank you for the lives of our faithful departed brothers and ask that we might so live that we will also be received into your loving arms when our time on earth is done. This prayer is offered in the name of the One in whom we put our trust. Amen. Fraternally Submitted, P. Vincent Kinkead, PGM Gordon E. Hopkins, PGM Elmer E. Revelle, PGM, Chairman REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: Brethren, This year, several Grand Lodges have presented requests for recognition. In considering those requests, the Committee has relied upon information provided by the Commission On Information For Recognition of the Conference Of The Grand Masters Of Masons In North America (hereinafter, the Commission) as to the regularity of foreign Grand Lodges. By regularity we mean, legitimacy of origin, exclusive territorial jurisdiction (except by mutual consent and/or treaty, and adherence to the Ancient Landmarks. The Grand Lodge of Macedonia has requested recognition. The Commission has found that the Grand Lodge of Macedonia does meet the standards for regu-


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larity and recognition in their 2006 Report. The Committee recommends that full recognition be granted to the Grand Lodge of Macedonia and that Representatives be exchanged. The Grand Master of that Grand Lodge is Most Worshipful Brother Vladimir Sukarov and the official address for communication is: GL of Macedonia P.O. Box 544 1000 Skopje Republic of Macedonia The E-mail address is glm@unet.com.mk The Committee has received a request for recognition from the Grand Lodge of Cyprus. The Commission has, in their 2007 Report, indicated that the Grand Lodge of Cyprus “was legally formed” or consecrated on October 8, 2006, “works in regular Masonry and generally meets the standards for recognition.” The United Grand Lodge of England has been operating in Cyprus since 1888 and has established a District Grand Lodge there which has over 1,000 members. The Committee believes that until such time as there exists a mutual consent or treaty between the Grand Lodge of Cyprus and the United Grand Lodge of England recognizing the rights of the members of the UGLE in Cyprus, we should withhold recognition to the Grand Lodge of Cyprus. We have received a correspondence from the Most Worshipful York Grand Lodge of Mexico F. & A M providing an official statement regarding the Gran Logia Valle De Mexico. They state that the Grand Logia Valle De Mexico is publicly involved in local politics and that Grand Lodge has invaded the territorial jurisdictions of other Grand Lodges including the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas. They state that they will deny that Grand Lodge recognition. Missouri does not recognize the Gran Logia Valle De Mexico. Further, they advise us of the expulsion of the Deputy Grand Master and the Grand Secretary of their Grand Lodge and inform us of the establishment of the “spurious” Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the York Rite In Mexico Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Shortly thereafter, we received a lengthy correspondence from that newly established Grand Lodge claiming irregularities on the part of the Most Worshipful York Grand Lodge of Mexico F & AM. We continue to recognize the Most Worshipful York Grand Lodge of Mexico F & AM. The Grand Lodge of Slovenia has requested recognition. Through the courtesy of the Secretary-Treasurer of the Commission, Most Worshipful Brother Curtis Lancaster, we are informed that the Grand Lodge of Slovenia was found to meet the standards for recognition by that Commission in the year 2000. The Committee recommends that full recognition be extended to the Grand Lodge of Slovenia and that Representatives be exchanged. The Grand Master of that Grand Lodge is Most Worshipful Brother Mladen Tercelj and the Grand Secretary is Right Worshipful Brother Viljem Kern. The address is: Gosposvetska 1 SI-1000 Ljubljana Slovenia The E-Mail Address is gsec@gl-slovenia.org. We have received correspondence from the former Regular Grand Lodge of Yugoslavia, informing us that on January 1, 2007, the name of that Grand Lodge was changed to the “Regular Grand Lodge of Serbia.” Another organization calling itself the United Grand Lodges of Serbia has formed. That organization is not recognized as the legal descendant of the Regular Grand Lodge of Yugoslavia. The Regular Grand Lodge of Serbia with Most Worshipful Brother Petar Kostic serving as Grand Master is recognized by Missouri. The address is:


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P.O. Box 64 11000 Belgrade Republic of Serbia The E-mail address is rgls@bigfoot.com. We have also received a correspondence from the Grand Lodge of Scotland informing us that they have recognized the United Grand Lodge of Bulgaria. Fraternally submitted, Earl K. Dille, P.G.M. P. Vincent Kinkead, P.G.M. Steven I. Toybes, P.G.M. John W. Siscel Donald E. Scott, P.G.M., Chairman REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RITUAL To the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, Your Committee on Ritual met at the Grand lodge office complex on June 8, 2007 to enjoy a lodge of instruction or practice as the participants are too knowledgeable to need instruction. All of the members of the committee and several other interested brethren attended. On Saturday morning June 9 the committee met for its annual meeting. Attending were: RWB Bobby R. O’dell, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region A RWB F. Wayne Dugan, RGL, Region B RWB Mike Armstrong, RGL, Region C RWB Norman Harrison, RGL, Region D RWB Joe Johnson, RGL, Region E RWB H.R. Higgins, RGL, Region F RWB Wayne tucker, RGL, Region G RWB Jim Wade, member RWB Roy Feltner, member There were a few explanations and clarifications made with no earth shaking decisions made. Just a good and effective meeting. The State Round Robin was then held. Six of the Regional winners were present and Bro Stephen Smith from Shelbina prevailed to win the 2006-2007 Round Robin Ritual Tournament and carry the trophy back to his lodge. All participants were very sharp and able to win. Randall J. Jones, Chairman Grand Lodge Ritual Committee Meeting June 9, 2007 – Grand Lodge Office – Columbia, Mo. Business Meeting R.W.B. Randall Jones, Grand Lecturer, opened the meeting at 9:00 A.M. by calling upon RWB F. Wayne Dugan to lead the committee in prayer. The following members were present: RWB Randall Jones, Grand Lecturer, RWB Bobby R. O’dell, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region A, RWB F. Wayne Dugan, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region B, RWB Michael F. Armstrong, Regional. Grand Lecturer, Region C, RWB Norman Harrison, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region D, RWB Joe W. Johnson, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region E, RWB H.R. “Huey”


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Higgins, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region F, RWB Wayne G. Tucker, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region G, RWB Roy Feltner and RWB Jim Wade. Topics Discussed When questions were called for RWB Michael Armstrong stated he did not have a question about ritual, but questioned why it took so long for a brother to get his proficiency cards and certificates back after being submitted. He stated a brother takes the time and puts forth the effort to learn the lectures and other work and wants to get the required card or certificate as soon as possible to show his proficiency. Several of the other Regional Grand Lecturers stated they have received the same complaints from the DDGLs and other brethren. QUESTION RWB Wayne Tucker asked for the movements of the SD in the second section of the Third Degree, after he finishes talking with the third ruffian. ANSWER He walks west toward the alter until he is in line with his chair located on the Masonic south side of the lodge, goes south to his chair and turns left to sit down in his chair. QUESTION The question was asked,”When does the J.S. turn at the head of the grave?” ANSWER On his third step after hitting the head of the grave with his right foot. The S.S. should at this time be at the head of the grave facing east and talking. QUESTION It was asked what to say to the question, “Has he made suitable proficiency in the proceeding degree?” ANSWER This question was brought before the committee in 2002 and the committee agreed that the answer should be “He has.” The committee feels this answer should remain at this time. QUESTION The question was asked, “How does the S.D. get the candidate at the inner door in the second section of the Third Degree? ANSWER He goes to the center of the inner door, opens the door, steps Masonic north to receive the candidate who is handed in to him by the stewards. QUESTION The question was asked: who starts the test oath when the examining committee examines a visiting brother? ANSWER The chairman starts the oath and the rest of the committee and the visitor repeats it after him. QUESTION It was again asked about the line-up when the examining committee enters the lodge with a visiting brother?


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ANSWER This question was asked at the meeting of 2002 and the answer given then was; Using the south line of travel, the SD conducts the visitor to the center of the west side of the alter, followed by the chairman (behind SD) and one of the other committee member side by side with the chairman with the remaining member of the committee being behind the other member on the south side of the line of travel. When they get to the alter; the line-up from north to south will be SD, Visitor, Chairman, Committee member, then the other committee member. RWB Jones, Grand Lecturer, started a discussion regarding some type of proficiency regarding the modes of being examined to visit a lodge and the obligation in each degree. It was agreed that something was needed as some of our new members cannot visit a lodge because they cannot pass an examination. It was brought out that a lot of new members cannot remember the passwords as they only hear them once while being obligated. The meeting was adjourned at 10:58 A.M. with peace and harmony prevailing. Round Robin Finals The round robin finals began at 11:10 A.M. with the following brethren participating. WB Kenneth Shumard Holiday Lodge #660 RWB Jerry Miles Shelbina Lodge #228 Bro. Steven Smith Shelbina Lodge #228 WB Thomas Kuhn Craftsmen Lodge #717 Bro. Paul Kingsley Galena Lodge #515 Winner Brother Steven Smith – Shelbina Lodge #228 1st Runner-up – RWB Jerry Miles – Shelbina Lodge #228 2nd Runner-up –WB Thomas Kuhn – Craftsmen Lodge #717 3rd Runner-up –Bro. Paul Kingsley – Galena Lodge #515 4th Runner-up –WB Kenneth Shumard – Holiday Lodge #660 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, The Board of Directors for 2006-2007 met as required by the By-Laws. The Board approved the recommendation of the awarding of scholarships as presented by Right Worshipful Bro. Larry Reynolds, Chairman of the Committee. The Committee, consisting of R.W Bro. Ron Jones R.W. Bro. Harvey Soule R.W. Bro, Gail Turner Bro. John Schwarz R,W. Bro. Larry C. Reynolds, Chairman Following is a complete listing of newly awarded scholarships and those that are being renewed for the 2007-2008 school year.


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Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship Katie Fisher Masonic Merit Scholarship Keira Kirby Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic Scholarship Stacie Ellis Anna Garvin Paul Talimonchu Heather Steelman Angela Jarvis Benjamin Creech Dane Sosniecki Abby Higgins Alyssa Elliott Hilary Thomas Lea Probst Jessica Bockelman Sara Broyles Ashley Slay Courtney Hayes Ruth Lutes Bachmann Renewals 2007 Kendall Burgess Joannie Welsh Bentlee Mathews Kenneth Rivers Deborah McCann Chelsey Morgan Masonic Merit Scholarship Renewals 2007 Megan Barnes Jennifer Brenneman Danya Dittmer Kim Giger Allison Green Rachael Grime Melissa Ryun Kala Petkovich Lauren Glass Timothy Banks Joshua Embrey Andrew Wallace Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic Scholarship Renewals 2007 Jon Emery Brian Wideman Addie Duncan Heather Coffel Alexa Broyles Andrea Gioia Samantha Stutzman Ashley Bugbee Diana Aguirre Deedra Haney Amanda Craft Jesse Davison Ashleah Gilmore Jason Bals Bittany Harrington The Committee wishes to thank the Grand Lodge Staff for their wonderful efforts in assembling all the Applications and the great organization of the Applications that made the work go so efficiently. Also, thanks to our Grand Secretary, Ron Miller, who stayed with the Committee all day, doing those little things that made the efforts go so well. Fraternally, Larry C. Reynolds, Junior Grand Warden


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REPORT OF THE WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M., of Missouri BRETHREN: Your Ways and Means Committee met several times during this Masonic y ear. All meetings were held at the Masonic Complex located at 6033 Masonic Drive in Columbia, Missouri. We met in March of 2007, to review the audit for the Grand Lodge Year ending October 31, 2006. A representative of the audit firm of Gerding, Korte and 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 John Nations, his line officers, and Grand Lodge Committees for their fiscal responsibility. Also, we commend the Grand Secretary, and his staff for their continued holding the line on expenses. A copy of the Independent Auditors Letter will be included as part of this report. In compliance with Section 3.100 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws, the 20062007 Budget was reviewed and revised. The budget reflected anticipated Revenues of One Million, Three Hundred Ninety Two Thousand, Seven Hundred Dollars ($1,392,700.00), with corresponding anticipated Expenses of One Million, Three Hundred Forty-Eight Thousand, Seven Hundred Thirty Dollars ($1,348, 730.00). Net anticipated revenues would therefore be Forty-Three Thousand, Nine Hundred Seventy Dollars ($43,970.00). A copy of that budget will be made a part of this report. The Committee on Ways & Means met on September 21, 2007, and drafted a proposed Budget for the Grand Lodge fiscal year of 2007-2008. This proposed Budget is subject to review and amendment after the close of the 2006-2007 fiscal year. The Projected Revenues are One Million, Four Hundred Forty-Three Thousand, Three Hundred Dollars ($1,443,300.00) with Expenses of One Million Three Hundred Forty Thousand, Nine Hundred Dollars ($1,340,900.00) leaving Net Revenues of One Hundred Two Thousand Four Hundred Dollars ($102.400.00). 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 M. Robert Berger W. Marion Luna Steven D. Duncan Lenard D. Lenger Charles B. Stewart William George I move that this report be adopted and printed in this year’s proceedings.


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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

$31,256.85 $393.74 $

393.74

$5,752.65 77.45 $ 5,830.10

Balance on hand September 20, 2006

$25,820.49

Respectfully Submitted, Robert E. Schneider, Secretary MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH ANNUAL REPORT REPORT OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE 2006-2007


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MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH MINUTES SEPTEMBER 25, 2006 The Annual Meeting of the Missouri Lodge of Research was called to order by RWB Larry C. Reynolds, Master, at 4:15 P.M. Meeting was held in the Windsor Room of the Holiday Inn Select, September 25, 2006. Right Worshipful Brother Reynolds called upon the chaplain, RWB Stanton T. Brown, to give the opening prayer. Master Reynolds then introduced the Grand Lodge Officers present, Past Masters of the Missouri Lodge of Research present, and Past Grand Masters who were present. Report was given by the Secretary/Treasurer, upon which a motion was made and passed to accept the 2006 report as given and audited. The Secretary/ Treasurer then reported to those present that all forms had been submitted to the IRS for approval of the Lodge of Research application for 501 (c) 3 tax exempt status. This had been a two year process, and the membership felt that it will help to increase both membership and contributions in the future. It was reported by Master Reynolds that the Executive Committee approved giving complimentary membership to all Blue Lodge Worshipful Masters in Missouri following their Installation. Discussion was that this effort be made in the hope that each Master would then continue his membership. Motion was made and approved to give complimentary memberships for the period of one year . Following, the Secretary read a resolution which would give the Lodge of Research the option of changing the time and place of the Semi-Annual May meeting. Following discussion, the resolution was tabled until the next Annual Meeting in September of 2007. Announcement was made that RWB Ron Hartoebben would be the guest speaker at the Lodge of Research Breakfast the following morning. Hartoebben’s topic was Pre-Colonial Freemasonry in Missouri. RWB Ron Wood, Editor for the Missouri Lodge of Research, reported that the last book in the series dealing with Missouri Lodges would be printed and delivered before December. He noted that he is still looking for information which individuals or Lodges may have on deceased Missouri Lodges, or Lodges that merged prior to 1930. He also announced that the Missouri Lodge of Research is interested in printing a book on “Edicts of Grand Masters Since 1821”. Research has been done by a special committee and that editing is being done. RWB Wood expressed that it would be good information to have under one cover. He finished by saying that he was still working on the book about “Outstanding Freemasons in Missouri since 1900” or similar title. Following the Editor’s report, Master Larry Reynolds called for nominations for Officers in the 2006-2007 year for the Missouri Lodge of Research. Motion was made to advance the entire line with the exceptions of the Secretary/ Treasurer and the Chaplain who will remain the same. Motion. was seconded and passed. MWB Elmer E. Revelle, who was elected Master for the 2006-2007 year, announced that Nicholas R. Cichielo would be appointed Tiler, which starts the advancing line. Stanton T. Brown was again appointed Chaplain. MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH OFFICERS 2006-2007 MWB E1mer E. RevelleWB Jon B. BroylesWB Dale M. Bryan-

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Secretary/Treasurer Senior Deacon Junior Deacon Senior Steward Junior Steward Marshal Tiler Chap lain

These Officers were installed by MWB P. Vincent Kinkead, Installing Master. RWB Stanton Brown served as Installing Chaplain. Newly elected Master, Elmer E. Revelle, expressed his thanks to the membership for their confidence in him, and stated that he would do his best possible job during the coming year. It was announced that the Breakfast was scheduled for 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, and that it. would include a good presentation by Brother Ron Hartoebben. Lodge of Research Breakfast is open to all Brothers, but all were urged to get tickets as soon as possible. Mid-year meeting was then announced as being scheduled during the York Rite Grand Session, to be held at 7:00 a.m. on May 19,2007 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. No further business, adjournment motion was made and seconded. Fraternally Submitted,

Ronald D. Miller Secretary/Treasurer MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH MID-YEAR MEETING MAY 19,2007 The Mid-Year Meeting for the Missouri Lodge of Research was held on Saturday morning, May 19th, 2007, in the Lincoln Room of the Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, Missouri. Most Worshipful Brother Elmer E. Revelle, Master of the Missouri Lodge of Research, called the meeting to order at 7:00 A.M. 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 opening prayer, Master Revelle introduced the Grand Master, M. Robert Berger, who was asked to speak briefly. MWB Berger addressed those assembled on the importance the Missouri Lodge of Research has and will continue to have in the future, and encouraged those present to work toward increasing our membership. Breakfast was then enjoyed by everyone, followed by introductions of Grand Lodge Officers present, as well as Lodge of Research Officers. At the completion of the meal, MWB Revelle introduced the Guest Speaker for the meeting, RWB Nicholas R. Cichielo, Grand Chaplain and Director of the MoChlP program sponsored by the Children’s Foundation of the Grand Lodge, as well as Public Relations Director for the Grand Lodge. RWB Cichielo spoke of his experience with MoChIP , which has developed into one of the most outstanding programs offered through the Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation. He noted the tremendous publicity for, and involvement of,


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Freemasons ofMissouri. He also, however, stressed the importance of remembering that the prograni is for the protection of children, and reiterated the importance of community involvement. This timely presentation was appreciated by all those present. Most Worshipful Brother Revelle then called upon the Editor of the Lodge of Research, Right Worshipful Brother Ronald Wood, for comments. Brother Wood asked those in attendance to check the Lodge of Research publication they had received, and verify that it was No.54, Lodges of St. Louis Volume II, and not No.52 in error. Those who received the incorrect book were asked to notify Secretary Miller so that his office could make the exchange. He also stated that he is still accepting biographical sketches of those Freemasons in Lodges for the upcoming book of Outstanding Missouri Masons. Grand Master Berger was asked at this time for any closing remarks. He proceeded to ask the membership present if the Missouri Lodge of Research should take the responsibility of the Missouri Masonic Library and Museum in the Grand Lodge Office Building in Columbia. Those present, by a show of hands and applause, gave their support. Master Revelle saw no other business appearing and adjourned the meeting. Respectfully Submitted,

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MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH SECRETARY’S REPORT 2006-2007 To the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of the Missouri Lodge of Research: During the 2006-2007 year, the Missouri Lodge of Research received new memberships from One Hundred Thirty- Three (133) Brethren and Five (5) Lodges. Of these Brethren, One Hundred Twenty-Five (125) were Missouri Masons, and Eight (8) were from other Jurisdictions. The Lodge of Research also offered complimentary one-year memberships to the Three Hundred Seventy-Five sitting Masters of Missouri Lodges. Of these new members, Eight (8) applied for LIFE memberships. Eleven (11) members were lost due to death, and One Hundred Sixteen (116) became inactive due to resignation or non payment of dues. During the period of July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007, Four (4) Lodge of Research books were sold. STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN Net Membership August 1, 2006

821

Active Members (in state) Corresponding (ALL out of state) 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 Total Adjusted Gain or Loss Total Loss from Previous Year

64 115 4 +138 (11) (116) (127) +11

PAID MEMBERSHIP AS OF AUGUST 1, 2007 COMPLIMENTARY MEMBERSHIPS FOR 1 YEAR

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LODGE OF RESEARCH SECRETARY/TREASURER COMBINED REPORT 2006-2007 Boone County National Bank Checking Acct. 107-211-0 Beginning Balance June 30, 2006 Deposits 7/1/2006 through 6/30/2007 Balance + Deposits: Disbursement Checks #1142- #1160 Miscellaneous Charges

$6,933.89 $22,794.00 $29,727.89 $(19,781.34) $9,946.55 Deposit Correction $ (15.00)

Account Balance as of June 29,2007 Current C.D.’s Boone County National Bank C.D. #530975 @ 3.27%

$ 9,931.55

$27,042.88

C.D. #524695 @ 3.81%

$41,753.37

C.D. #539703 @ 3.76% Certificate of Deposit Total

$26,667.82

Money Link Account @ .25% Annual Percentage Yield Total Assets as of June 29, 2007:

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CHECKS ISSUED 2006-2007 BOONE COUNTY NAT’1 BANK Month Day July July 5 July 18 August August 22 September September 6 September 19 October October 13 November November 13 November 14 December December 4 December 13 December 13 December 13 December 20 January January February February March March April April 25 May May 16 May 16 May 19 May 21 June June 5

Year Check# Payee

Amount

2006 2006

1142 1143

Midwest Mailing Service- LOR newsletter General Printing- LOR dues cards

$299.82 $125.16

2006

1144

GLMO- reimb. For Banquet tix pd to LOR erroneously

$125.00

2006 2006

1145 1146

General Printing- LOR Breakfast tickets cash- LOR money for GL session

$184.70 $200.00

2006

1147

Midwest Mailing Service- LOR newsletter

$258.80

2006 2006

1148 1149

Ronald e. Wood, Jr.- LOR Editor U.S. Treasury Dept.- Federal Form 990-T

2006 2006 2006 2006 2006

1150 1151 1152 1153 1154

Howe & Associates- LOR tax prep. $370.00 Anchor Communications LLC- LOR Annual Publication $10,967.04 A. Green- services to Lodge of Research $500.00 A. Tripi- services to Lodge of Research $500.00 Midwest Mailing Service- LOR newsletter $22.39

$1,500.00 $241.00

NO CHECKS ISSUED NO CHECKS ISSUED NO CHECKS ISSUED 2007

1155

Midwest Mailing Service- LOR newsletter

$239.81

2007 2007 2007 2007

1156 1157 1158 1159

cash- LOR money for YR session Midwest Mailing Service- mailing annual pub. Capitol Plaza Hotel- LOR breakfast USPS- returned LOR books

2007

1160

A. Green- mileage for YR session

$52.00

Total Disbursement 2005-2006

$19,781.34

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DEPOSITS 2006-2007 BOONE COUNTY NATIONAL BANK Month

Day

Year

Amount of Deposit

5 5 5

2006 2006 2006

$ $ $

August

1 22

2006 2006

$1 $

October

13 13 13 13 13

2006 2006 2006 2006 2006

$ $ $ $ $

15.00 1,390.00 1,626.00 1,925.00 2,070.00

December

13 22 22 22

2006 2006 2006 2006

$ $ $ $

851 420 840 975

January

23

2007

$

2,480.00

March

12

2007

$

2,980.00

May

16

2007

$

2,015.00

June

11

2007

$_____________________ 1,505.00

July

$

30.00 1,025.00 1,355.00 730.00 562.00

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MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH OFFICERS 2006-2007 Name Elmer E. Revelle Jon B. Broyles Dale M. Bryan Ronald D. Miller M. Robert Berger Stanley M. Thompson Larry R. Houge James E. Snavely Joseph L. Kile Nicholas R. Cichielo Stanton T. Brown

Office Worshipful Master Senior Warden Junior Warden Secretary-Treasurer Senior Deacon Junior Deacon Senior Steward Junior Steward Marshal Tiler Chaplain

MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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

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

PUBLICATIONS Dr. Elmer E. Revelle Jon B. Broyles James M. Williams P. Vincent Kinkead Jimmie D. Lee Dale M. Bryan Dr. J.C. Montgomery, Emeritus and Fellow

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William I. Hill Zelwin B. Eaton

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AUDITORS Sterling T. Campbell

BY-LAWS REVISION Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. Ronald D. Miller

EDITOR Ronald E. Wood, Jr. 1904 N 36th St. — St. Joseph, MO 64506-2311

PROFICIENCY LIST 2006-2007 SUBDIVISION CARDS Card First Description Number Name Subdivision I Original Sub I 6661 Royce Sub I 6662 Earl Subdivision I - 1st. Renewal Sub I A-3237 Ronald Sub I A-3238 Gerald Subdivision I - 2nd. Renewal Sub I B-1925 Claude Sub I B-1926 Paul Subdivision I - 3rd. Renewal Sub I C-1266 Christopher Sub I C-1267 David Subdivision I - 4th. Renewal Sub I D-910 James Subdivision I - 5th Renewal Sub I E-702 Donald Sub I E-703 Subdivision I - 6th. Renewal Sub I F-521 Obid Sub I F-522 James Subdivision I - 7th. Renewal Sub I G-386 Charles Subdivision I - 8th. Renewal Sub I H-275 James Subdivision I - 9th. Renewal Sub I I-197 August Sub I I-198 Lawrence Sub I I-199 David Subdivision I - 10th. Renewal Sub I J-130 Robert Sub I J-131 Ronald Sub I J-132 Stanton Subdivision I - 11th. Renewal Sub I K-98 Kenneth Subdivision I - 12th. Renewal Sub I L-62 Wilfred Sub I L-63 Donald Subdivision I - 13th. Renewal Sub I M-35 Carnell

Last MI Name

Date

District

Lodge #

W.

Wheeler Calhoun

10/26/10 1/3/11

42 42

496 327

E. R.

Wood, Jr. Hill

10/6/10 11/14/10

7 30

331 385

H. K.

Malone Turnbull

8/25/10 10/17/10

42 7

387 238

C. N.

McLemore I Frealy

10/25/10 1/3/11

33 42

303 582

D.

Hardy

10/10/09

45

345

E.

Ripley

8/8/10

30

375

A. J.

Kilgore Hayes

10/28/10 1/23/11

16 36

193 239

R.

Huddleston

4/2/10

27A

40

R.

Brown

8/2/10

7

138

L. M. F.

Bottom Cripps Phillips

6/18/10 10/25/10 10/25/10

14 33 33

63 303 303

M. G. T.

Barrett Galemore Brown II

11/14/09 1/15/11 1/17/11

3 39 19

366 310 501

E.

Kennedy

9/22/10

35

477

G. E.

Soutiea, Jr. Baker

1/11/10 12/10/10

27C 43

636 587

E.

Cutbirth

1/27/10

43

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Subdivision I - 14th. Renewal Sub I N-24 Rex M. Williams Sub I N-25 Marvin G. Shull Sub I N-26 Clarence L. Alumbaugh Subdivision I - 15th. Renewal Sub I O-11 Frederick H. Neal Subdivision I- 16th Renewal Sub I P-5 Albert H. Miller Sub I P-6 Arthur R. Zellmer Subdivision I- 17th Renewal Subdivision I- 18th Renewal Sub I R-1 Stanton T. Brown Subdivision II - Part 1 Original Sub II Part 1 697 Paul G. Kingsley Sub II Part 1 698 Royce Wheeler Sub II Part 1 699 Franklin Lukenbill Subdivision II - Part 1-1st Renewal Sub II Part 1 A-469 Ronald E. Wood, Jr. Sub II Part 1 A-470 Paul K. Turnbull Subdivision II - Part 1-2nd Renewal Sub II Part 1 B-328 Columbus Craft Sub II Part 1 B-329 Stanton T. Brown II Subdivision II - Part 1-3rd Renewal Sub II Part 1 C-256 Quantrell C. Robbins Subdivision II - Part 1-4th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 1-5th. Renewal Subdivision II - Part 1-6th. Renewal Subdivision II - Part 1- 7th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 1- 8th Renewal Sub II Part 1 H-55 F. Wayne Dugan Subdivision II - Part 1- 9th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 1- 10th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 1- 11th Renewal Sub II - Part 1 K-13 Roger R. Adams Sub II - Part 1 K-14 Hugh E. Shubert Subdivision II - Part 1- 12th Renewal Sub II - Part 1 L-11 Melvin J. Sanders Subdivision II - Part 1- 13th Renewal Sub II Part 1 M-6 Stanton T. Brown Sub II Part 1 M-7 Clarence L. Alumbaugh Subdivision II - Part 2 Original Sub II Part 2 626 Royce Wheeler Sub II Part 2 627 Bradley T. Hicks Subdivision II - Part 2-1st Renewal Sub II Part 2 A-426 Ronald E. Wood, Jr. Subdivision II-Part 2-2nd Renewal Sub II Part 2 B-311 Douglas H. Reece Subdivision II - Part 2-3rd Renewal Sub II Part 2 C-233 William E. McGuire Sub II Part 2 C-234 Gerald R. Rindom Subdivision II - Part 2-4th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 2-5th Renewal Sub II - Part 2 E-156 Walter E. Nichols Subdivision II - Part 2-6th Renewal Sub II Part 2 F-114 Gary L. Benskin Subdivision II - Part 2-7th Renewal

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Subdivision II - Part 2-8th Renewal Sub II - Part 2 H-58 Dennis L. Hammack Subdivision II - Part 2-9th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 2-10th Renewal Sub II - Part 2 J-31 James E. Spencer Sub II - Part 2 J-32 Hugh E. Shubert Sub II - Part 2 J-33 Randall J. Jones Sub II - Part 2 J-34 Conley E. DePriest Subdivision II - Part 2-11th Renewal Sub II - Part 2 K-12 Clarence L. Alumbaugh Sub II - Part 2 K-13 Melvin J. Sanders Sub II - Part 2 K-14 Roger R. Adams Subdivision II - Part 2 12th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 2 13th Renewal Sub II Part 2 M-6 Stanton T. Brown Sub II Part 2 M-7 Franklin P. Lesinski Subdivision II - Part 3 Original Sub II Part 3 603 Royce Wheeler Sub II Part 3 604 Kenneth E. Crawford, Jr. Sub II Part 3 605 Glen F. Cron Sub II Part 3 606 James C. Drennon Sub II Part 3 607 John A. Pace Subdivision II - Part 3 - 1st. Renewal Sub II Part 3 A-427 Norman E. Harrison Subdivision II - Part 3 - 2nd. Renewal Sub II Part 3 B-313 Donald D. Ford Subdivision II - Part 3 - 3rd. Renewal Sub II Part 3 C-244 Quantrell C. Robbins Subdivision II - Part 3 - 4th. Renewal Sub II Part 3 D-196 Richard W. Goff Subdivision II - Part 3 - 5th. Renewal Subdivision II - Part 3 - 6th. Renewal Sub II Part 3 F-115 Carl H. Terry Subdivision II - Part 3 - 7th. Renewal Subdivision II - Part 3 - 8th. Renewal Subdivision II - Part 3 - 9th. Renewal Sub II Part 3 I-41 Ervin A. Drewing Subdivision II - Part 3 - 10th. Renewal Sub II Part 3 J-30 Hugh E. Shubert Sub II Part 3 J-31 Conley E. DePriest Subdivision II - Part 3 - 11th. Renewal Sub II Part 3 K-23 Melvin J. Sanders Subdivision II - Part 3 - 12th. Renewal Sub II Part 3 L-13 Clarence L. Alumbaugh Subdivision II - Part 3 - 13th. Renewal Sub II Part 3 M-7 Marvin G. Shull Sub II Part 3 M-8 Stanley E. Massey Subdivision II - Part 3 - 14th. Renewal Subdivision II - Part 3 - 15th. Renewal Subdivision II - Part 3 - 16th. Renewal P-1 Ralph O. Kolb Subdivision III - Original Sub III 1011 Walter L. Wilson Sub III 1012 Anthony J. Battaglia Sub III 1013 David D. Powell Sub III 1014 K.Porter Hensen

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Subdivision III - 1st Renewal Sub III A-507 Ronald Sub III A-508 Paul Sub III A-509 Noel Sub III A-510 Jack Subdivision III - 2nd Renewal Sub III B-287 Billy Sub III B-288 Robert Sub III B-289 Donald Sub III B-290 John Subdivision III - 3rd Renewal Sub III C-177 James Sub III C-178 Christopher Sub III C-179 James Sub III C-180 Bernard Subdivision III - 4th Renewal Sub III D-111 Lawrence Subdivision III - 5th Renewal Sub III E-75 Bill Sub III E-76 Carl Subdivision III - 6th Renewal Sub III F-51 David Sub III F-52 Billy Sub III F-53 Obid Subdivision III - 7th Renewal Sub III G-28 Elmer Sub III G-29 Michael Subdivision III - 8th Renewal Sub III H-19 Ronald Sub III H-20 William Sub III H-21 Elton Subdivision III - 9th Renewal Sub III I-12 Albert Sub III I-13 Franklin Sub III I-14 Charles

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MASONIC CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION The Masonic Children's 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, and as such, is made available exclusively to Missouri Masons as a free community service program. Each participant is provided a “Recovery Kit” containing a digital CD that is compatible to the Amber Alert System with 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 that also provides 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 “Permis-


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sion 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 in 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 the annual Grand Lodge Communication the later part of September, and primarily with only one set of equipment to cover the entire state. There is a great potential to more than double these numbers next year as we now have three sets of equipment to schedule multiple events across the state on the same weekend. 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. The current program, in its initial start-up phase, has been effectively administered by the Board and a limited number of supervisory volunteers. 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, that the Freemasons of Missouri expect and can be proud of. The MCF has been in a position to invest in a state of the art CHIP Program because of two grants 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, and educational displays to highlight Freemasonry and our appendant bodies. MOCHIP Events have provided opportunities for lodges to work with many of our appendant 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. 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 with lodge dues submitted on 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 all across this state 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 lodges across the state are estimated to be an additional $1.00 As this program evolves, the success and effectiveness of MOCHIP can be documented and represented in Grant Requests to not-for-profit Foundations and donations solicited from Corporate Sponsors for assistance to help expand the program to even greater heights.


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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.” Priceless. John W. Hess-President David L. Ramsey Jon B. Broyles Randall M. Berger Ronald D. Miller-Secretary/Treasurer Masonic Children’s Foundation Board of Directors

Proposed Legislation (FOR ACTION IN 2007) Presented 2006 for Action in 2007 PASSED 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. Presented 2006 for Action in 2007 PASSED To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of A.F. and A.M. of the State of Missouri Proposal to Amend the By-Laws 2. Section 17.180 is deleted and replace with the following: 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.


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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; (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


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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 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.


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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

Passed 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

PROPOSED 2007 FOR ACTION IN 2008 PROPOSAL TO CHANGE SECTIONS 9.060 OF THE CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE GRAND LODGE OF ANCIENT FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF MISSOURI CHANGE: Section 9.060 by adding to the existing sentence additional language and adding a second sentence: “...,except the Missouri Lodge of Research, for the purpose of becoming a charitable non-profit tax-exempt corporation. No individual shall have any personal right or interest in such corporation, to profit from its operation or property.”


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TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Section 9.060. INCORPORATION. Lodges may not incorporate, except the Missouri Lodge of Research, for the purpose of becoming a charitable nonprofit tax-exempt corporation. No individual shall have any personal right or interest in such corporation, to profit from its operation or property. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: To allow the Missouri Lodge of Research to become a charitable, non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. Contributions and gifts would be tax deductible to donors. SUBMITTED BY: Glenn E. Means, Past Master, Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., Past Master, Algabil-Freedom Lodge No. 636 J.C. Montgomery, Jr., Past Master, Elvins-Ionic Lodge No. 154 Elmer E. Revelle, Past Master, Ashland Lodge No. 156 PROPOSAL TO CHANGE SECTIONS 25.060 OF THE CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE GRAND LODGE OF ANCIENT FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF MISSOURI CHANGE: Section 25.060 by 1. inserting after the first sentence, the additional sentence: “It is authorized to establish and maintain within the State of Missouri a Masonic Library and/or Museum, to serve as a Custodian or Manager of any Masonic Library and/or Museum located in the State of Missouri and to perform all duties and responsibilities incident thereto.” 2. eliminate the comma after the word “institutions” in the next to the last line in the second paragraph. TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Section 25.060. LODGE OF RESEARCH. The Missouri Lodge of Research promotes, encourages, conducts and fosters Masonic research and study and spreads Masonic light and knowledge. It is authorized to establish and maintain within the State of Missouri a Masonic Library and/or Museum, to serve as a Custodian or Manager of any Masonic Library and/or Museum located in the State of Missouri and to perform all duties and responsibilities incident thereto. It establishes its fees and dues and holds its communications when and where it determines. It reports annually to the Grand Lodge. It has no other duties or powers of chartered lodges. Any Master Mason who remains a member in good standing of a Missouri lodge is eligible for active membership in Missouri Lodge of Research. Other classes of membership are established for other persons, institutions or organizations, as prescribed by the Lodge of Research. It may elect individual Freemasons as “Fellows” in recognition of outstanding accomplishment. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: To allow the Missouri Lodge of Research to enter into a contract to act as the custodian or manager of the Library and Museum and to correct a grammatical error.


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SUBMITTED BY: Glenn E. Means, Past Master, Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., Past Master, Algabil-Freedom Lodge No. 636 J.C. Montgomery, Jr., Past Master, Elvins-Ionic Lodge No. 154 Elmer E. Revelle, Past Master, Ashland Lodge No. 156 To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri Proposal to amend the By-Laws 1. The first sentence of Section 7.060 is deleted and replaced with the following: Stated communications are held at the times fixed by the by-laws of the lodge as long as they are held at least once in each calendar month in ten calendar months during the year. Statement of Purpose: To permit lodges to meet in July and August instead of two other months during the year when weather or darkness may impede some brothers from attending. Submitted:

Richard Patten, Past Master, Pride of the West Lodge No. 179 Frank Davis, Past Master, Pride of the West Lodge No. 179 BY-LAWS RESOLUTION

BE IT RESOLVED, that each Constituent Lodge of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, shall pay for the fiscal year 2008-2009 and subsequent years until the conclusion of fiscal year 20112012, the sum of One Dollar and Fifty Cents ($1.50) per Master Mason who is a member of such lodge, to maintain, enhance, improve and support the three Masonic Youth Organizations recognized by the Grand Lodge of Ancient, free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, Missouri DeMolay, Missouri Job’s Daughters and Missouri Rainbow for Girls. All funds collected and equally distributed to Missouri DeMolay, Job’s Daughters and Rainbow for Girls must be spent upon functions of each Masonic youth Organization within the State of Missouri and an annual, itemized accounting of all funds distributed and expended must be presented by each Masonic Youth Organization to the Grand Secretary for inclusion in the Grand Secretary’s Annual Report to the Grand Lodge. This Resolution shall expire at the end to the stated term, or sooner, if repealed or if a By-Law adopting an annual Dues payable to Missouri DeMolay, Job’s Daughters and Rainbow for Girls is subsequently adopted. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Missouri Masonic Youth Organizations have been recognized by the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri as an essential part of our Masonic Family. Support from the Brethren is needed for the purposes of building membership, leadership and other important interests promoting Missouri Freemasonry and the Missouri Masonic Family. Robert W. Cockerham, Past Master, Clayton Lodge No. 601 Sheldon H. Snitz, Past Master, Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446


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To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri; Proposal to change Section 24.010 which now reads: ARTICLE 24.FUNERALS Section 24.01. FUNERAL SERVICES. Masonic Funeral Services may be conducted for a Master mason in good standing or for a Fellow Craft or an Entered Apprentice who received such degree less than five (5) years prior to the date of his death. In the event of extenuating circumstances satisfactory to the Master, Masonic Funeral Services may also be conducted for a Master mason who was suspended for nonpayment of dues less than one (1) year immediately prior to the date of his death or for a Fellow Craft or Entered Apprentice for more than five (5) years prior to the date of his death. To read as follows: ARTICLE 24.FUNERALS Section 24.01. FUNERAL SERVICES. Masonic Funeral Services may be conducted for a Master mason in good standing or for a Fellow Craft or an Entered Apprentice. In the event of extenuating circumstances satisfactory to the Master, Masonic Funeral Services may also be conducted for a Master mason who was suspended for nonpayment of dues, or a Fellow Craft or Entered Apprentice. Submitted by: Frederick A. Troxel, Jr., Past Master, Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 Thomas L. Truman, Past Master, Buckner Lodge No. 501 Glenn E. Means, Past Master, Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 Rocky E. Weaver, Past Master, Liberty Lodge No. 31 ANNOUNCEMENT OF TIME AND PLACE R.W. Brother M. Robert Berger announced that the 187 th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge would be held in Columbia, Missouri on September 25th and 26th, 2008, at the Holiday Inn Select. INTRODUCTION OF GRAND LINE APPOINTEE R.W. Brother Bruce R. Austin introduced R.W. Brother David Haywood as his appointment to the Advancing Line of Grand Lodge Officers. CLOSING The 186 th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri was closed until the next annual communication-187th on Monday September 25, 2008 at Columbia, Missouri. OPEN INSTALLATION Installing Officers Installing Chaplain Installing Marshal

M.W. Past Grand Master, Wilfred G. Souteia, Jr. M.W. Past Grand Master, D. Robert Downey M.W. Past Grand Master, Vern H. Schneider


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GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR 2007-2008 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 Chaplain ................. Grand Orator ..................... Grand Orator ..................... Grand Tiler ........................

Bruce R. Austin Rocky E. Weaver Larry C. Reynolds Gail S. Turner W. Marion Luna Ronald D. Miller John W. Hess David L. Ramsey Jon B. Broyles Randall M.Berger David Haywood David E. Austin Reagan Baird Richard T. Reed Sheldon H. Snitz Rev. Ronald E. Wood, Jr. Nicholas R. Cichielo Erick V. Kern Richard L. Smith Rev. James Shemwell Russell Busby Webb Edwards JR Latta Ronald W. Clark Dennis L. Hammack Homer Oliver

PRESENTATIONS TO M.W. B. BRUCE R. AUSTIN GRAND MASTER 2007-2008 Items Presented: Grand Master’s Apron -M.W. Brother Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. Grand Master’s Jewel-Sisser-Wife of Grand Master Austin Grand Master’s Lapel Pin-David Austin, Son of the Grand Master Grand Master’s Top Hat-Catherine and Reigan Austin, Granddaughters of the Grand Master Grand Master’s Apron Case and Gavel- Charleston Lodge No. 407 Sam Austin presented his Dad (The Grand Master with his petition for membership into the Masonic Fraternity) PRESENTATIONS TO M.W.B. (BRUCE R. AUSTIN) M.W. Brother Austin addressed the Grand Lodge and expressed his appreciation to Past Grand Master M. Robert Berger, and presented a patent that certified his service to the Grand Lodge of Missouri as Grand Master.


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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) .... 545 Lake Louise Cir., Apt. 202, Naples, FL 34110-8072 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. 39th 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. Ph: 573-441-1770 Fax: 573-441-1780 E-Mail: eerevelle@att.net John M. Nations (2005-2006) (Bridget) .................. #8 Baxter Lane, Chesterfield 63017-4962 Home Ph: 636-530-9433 Bus. Phone: 314-863-6200 Fax: 314-863-7933


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EMERITUS GRAND OFFICERS GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Stanton T. Brown, Grand Lecturer Emeritus (Johnnie) ...... P.O. Box 230, Buckner 64016 Home Ph: 816-650-5788 James E. Spencer, Grand Lecturer Emeritus ... 6620 E. 134th Terrace, Grandview 64030


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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.


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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.


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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 Roby D. Walker 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

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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS 2006-2007 1. Timothy Dunbar 2. Karl August William DeMarce 3. Richard L. Mansfield 4. Richard L. Hamilton 5. David Moyer 6. William J. Hollingsworth 7. Larry 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 D. Lynn, Jr. 25. Louis V. Sieg 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. Roy Feltner 31. John A. Parks 32. Alvin O. Griffin 33. James L. Kilburn 34. Timothy Couch 35. James K. Ayers 36. Noel R. Mason 37. Wayne Hutchings 38. E. Otha Wingo 39. James D. Smith 40. Jackie Donald Crawford 41. Bobbie L. Brannum 42. Randall D. Upton 43. Bruce Trammell 44. John R. Mullins 45. John A. Pace 46. David A. Watson

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REGIONAL GRAND LECTURERS REGION A Bobby R. O’Dell 24238 Hwy. U Bucklin 64631 REGION B F. Wayne Dugan 8130 Southpoint Dr. Camden, MO 64017 REGION C Michael F. Armstrong 505 NW Englewood Rd., Apt. 1 Kansas City 64118 REGION D Dennis L. Hammack 1503 Riverview St. Elsberry 63343 REGION E Joe W. Johnson 10607 Wurdack Ave. St. Louis 63114-1031 REGION F H.R. Huey Higgins 3730 County Line Rd. Rogersville 65742 REGION G Wayne G. Tucker HC 3 Box 222 Ellsinore 63937


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OFFICERS

Grand Lodge of Missouri 2007-2008 Bruce R. Austin ............................................................................................. Grand Master603 N Main Rd, Charleston 63834-9621 Rocky E. Weaver ............................................................................... Deputy Grand Master 106 Park Ave., Buckner 64016 Larry C. Reynolds .............................................................................. Senior Grand Warden 443 Wildwood Dr, Rogersville 65742 Gail S. Turner, .................................................................................... Junior Grand Warden 106 Haliburton, Brookfield 64628 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 John W. Hess ...................................................................................... Senior Grand Deacon 125 Groom Ave., Liberty 64068-2419 David L. Ramsey ................................................................................ Junior Grand Deacon 2709 North Lincoln, Kirksville 63501 Jon B. Broyles ................................................................................... Senior Grand Steward 1427 Carriage Bridge Trail, Ballwin 63021 Randall M. Berger ........................................................................... Junior Grand Steward 1800 S. Brentwood, Apt. 1129, Brentwood 63144 David Haywood ................................................................................ Senior Grand Marshal 1335 Greenmar Dr., Fenton, 63026-3350 David E. Austin ................................................................................ Junior Grand Marshal 421 S. Elm, Webster Groves 63119 Richard T. Reed, Jr. ................................................................................. Grand Pursuivant 1310 E. State St., Charleston, 63834 Reagan Baird ...................................................................................... Grand Sword Bearer 715 Mitchell, New Madrid, 63869 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 Erick V. Kern ............................................................................................... Grand Chaplain 14755 Chermoore Dr., Chesterfield, 63017 Richard L. Smith ........................................................................................ Grand Chaplain 830 Coalport Dr., St. Louis 63141 Rev. James Shemwell ................................................................................. Grand Chaplain 1636 Meadow Ln., Mexico 65265 Russell Busby ............................................................................................. Grand Chaplain 1315 Business 60 West , Dexter 63841 Webb Edwards ............................................................................................ Grand Chaplain 500 W. Main St., Suite 102-B, Branson, MO 65616 JR Latta ...................................................................................................... Grand Chaplain 1102 Central Ave., Hannibal 63401 Ronald W. Clark .............................................................................................. Grand Orator 2500 Peach Tree St., Cape Girardeau 63701 Dennis L. Hammack ....................................................................................... Grand Orator 1503 Riverview SE, Elsberry, 63343 Homer Oliver ....................................................................................................... Grand Tile 404 E. Commercial, Charleston 63834


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 176 2007


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 2007 177


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 178 2007


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 2007 179


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 ............ Bruce R. Austin ...............

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 ................. Sept. 2007 ................. 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. Austin ................ Rocky E. Weaver ............... Larry C. Reynolds ............

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 ................. Gail S. Turner .......................

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 .................. Rocky E. Weaver ................

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. Marian 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 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 180 2007


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.

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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

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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

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Town County State Date of Charter Remarks

................................... Santa Fe .................... Butler ........................ Union ........................ Dresden ..................... Harrisonville ............ St. Catharine ............ Madison .................... Columbia .................. Cuba .......................... Jackson ..................... Pleasant Hill ............. Las Vegas .................. Eureka ...................... St. Louis .................... Shelbyville ................ “Convenient Place” ... Mt. Vernon ................ Canton ...................... Springfield ................ Easton ....................... Bogard ....................... Bevier ........................ Carthage ................... Kansas City .............. 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 ................ S. Louis .................. Shelby ................... ............................... Lawrence ............... Lewis ..................... Greene ................... Buchanan .............. Carroll ................... Macon .................... Jasper .................... Jackson ................. 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 ..... Missouri ..... Calif. Ty. ..... Missouri ..... 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 ..... Missouri ..... 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 ...................................... Feb. 11, 1998 ..................................... 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 ..................................... Nov. 12, 2001 ..................................... 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 Forest Park No. 578, Sept. 6, 2007 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 Consol. with Ivanhoe No. 446, March 15, 2007 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

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* Changed to Versailles No. 320

87 88 88 88 90 90 91 94 94 95 95 95 95 95 96 98 99 100 101 101 101 102 103 104 105 106 106 106 107 108 108 108 108 108 109 109 111 112

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 ................... Pomegrate-Pyramid ... St. Andrews .............. Western Star ............ Mt. Vernon ................ Canton ...................... Green ........................ Easton ....................... Bogard ...................... Bloomington ............. Carthage ................... Heroine Rockhill ...... Relief ......................... Macon ....................... Laporte ..................... Miami ....................... Golden Square .......... New Madrid .............. Aztec ......................... Gothic ....................... Pineville .................... Altamont ................... Montezuma ............... Louisiana .................. St. Louis .................... Ezell ..........................

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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

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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

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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 ....................... Zeredatha ................. 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.

172 173 173 173 174 175 177 178 180 180 180 181 182 183 184 184 184 184 186 186 187 187 189 190 191 191 192 194 195 196 197 200 200 201 201 202 203 203 203 204 204 205 206 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 ........... St. Joseph .................. 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 Consol to form a new name Charity-Zeredatha 189 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

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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

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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

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2007 189


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 ................ ................................... St. Joseph .................. Clark City ................. Berlin ........................ Excello ....................... Chillicothe ................ Pink Hill ................... Malta Bend ............... Millville ..................... Smithton ................... Jericho ...................... Kansas City ..............

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 ................ ............................... Buchanan .............. Clark ..................... Gentry ................... Macon .................... Livingston ............. Jackson ................. Saline .................... Ray ........................ Pettis ..................... Cedar ..................... Jackson .................

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 ..... 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. 13, 1870 ...................................... 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 ...................................... Oct. 11, 1894 ......................................

Remarks

Consol. to form a new name Charity-Zeredatha 189 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. Consol. with Swope Park No. 617, June 21, 2007

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,

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331 332 332 332 333 336 337 338 340 340 340

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 .............. .................................. Charity ..................... Clark City ................. Ryland ...................... Excello ...................... Chillicothe ................ Oak Grove ................ Malta ........................ Myrtle ....................... Amity ........................ Jericho ...................... Westport ...................

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

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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 ......................... Williamstown ........... Craig ......................... Non Pareil ................ Mandeville ................ Amity ........................ Golden Rule .............. Wilderness ................ Plumb ....................... Kilwinning ................ Warsaw ..................... Berlin ........................ Coatesville ................ Ionia .......................... Richland ................... Mt. Ararat ................. Harmony ................... Boone ........................ East Prairie ..............

No.

341 341 343 347 347 347 348 348 348 349 350 351 353 353 357 357 357 358 358 359 362 364 365 366 367 370 371 372 373 373 374 374 375 378 378 378 379 381 382 382 384 384 384 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 ................. Williamstown ........... 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 ..................... Lewis ..................... 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 ..... 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. 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 Consol. with Monticello No. 58, March 22, 2007 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

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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.

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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

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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

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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 ................... Hazelwood ................ 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 ................ 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 ..... 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. 18, 1889 ...................................... Sept. 11, 1998 .................................... Oct. 16, 2000 ...................................... 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 Bridgeton No. 80, June 7, 2007 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

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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 ... Masters ..................... 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.

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

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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

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Name of Lodge

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

No.

666 667 669 675 676 677 679 Lilbourn .................... Ferguson ................... Crestwood ................. Bunker ...................... Viburnam .................. St. John ..................... Grandview ................

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

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

State Sept. 30, 1932 .................................... Sept. 29, 1953 .................................... Sept. 27, 1961 .................................... Sept. 30, 1975 .................................... 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 Hopewell No. 239, Sept. 22, 2007 Consol. with Lebanon No. 77, Aug. 5, 2000 Consol. with Florissant No. 668, Dec. 11, 1995 Consol. with Summit No. 263, Sept. 17, 2002

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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)

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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 ............................. G.R. Shantaram .................................................... 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) ................. Mario Martelli ...................................................... 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 .......................... Donald Lee Thomson ............................................ 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

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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 Jon B. Broyles ....................................... Ballwin ................................................ 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

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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 .............................. Robert K. McKenzie, PGM ................................... 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

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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 ................................. La Plata .................................... Pollock ...................................... Adair ................................. Winigan

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

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

Lodge

18 ................................... Palmyra 28 ................................... St Johns 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 ............................. Unionville ..................... 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 Northeast St, Kirksville, MO 63501-2114 ............................................. 431 E 2nd St, PO Box 266, Milan, MO 63556-1425 ....................................... 16705 State Hwy. 149, Livonia, MO 63551 ..................................................... PO Box 82, Unionville, MO 63565 ................................................................... PO Box 84, La Plata, MO 63549-0084 ............................................................ 11277 Hwy B, Unionville, MO 63565 .............................................................. 19341 Orrick Trail, Kirksville, MO 63501 ...................................................... Po Box 5, Winigan, MO 63566-0005 ................................................................

George C. Scurlock .................... Dan Daniel ................................ Daniel E. Mc Cann .................... Larry T. Odom ........................... John L. Eckelberry ....................

424 South Ballew, Princeton, MO 64673 ........................................................ 1101 N. 25th St., Bethany, MO 64424 ............................................................. 101 Rocky Rd., Gallatin, MO 64640 ................................................................ 415 East 7th Street, Trenton, MO 64683 ........................................................ 502 N. Grant St., Jamesport, MO 64648 .........................................................

FOURTH DISTRICT

David D. Powell ......................... Robert W. Wilson ....................... Donald C. Noland ...................... Bryan W. Newman ..................... G.E. “Eddie” Mansfield .............. William J. Schnelle .................... Kelley J. Snipes ......................... Wayne D. Smith .........................

THIRD DISTRICT

RR 1 Box 111R, Downing, MO 63536-9654 .................................................... Route 1 Box 63-A, Rutledge, MO 63563-9605 ............................................... P.O. Box 2, Edina, MO 63537 ........................................................................... Rr 1 Box 49, Queen City, MO 63561-9707 ...................................................... 2203 Crestline Drive, Kirksville, MO 63501-5709 ......................................... RR 2 Box 1-c, Lancaster, MO 63548 ................................................................ 11662 Suncrest Way, Greentop, MO 63546 .....................................................

SECOND DISTRICT Eric D. Anders ........................... Gary G. Gooch ............................ Alan G. Rimer ............................ W. Randy Johns ......................... John E. Witte ............................. Melvin R ‘Bud’ Lancaster .......... Joseph L. Summers ...................

Address 4042 Hwy 168, Palmyra MO 63461 ................................................................ 51741 Big Creek Ln., Hannibal MO 63401 .................................................... PO Box 248, 122 West Maine, Lewistown, MO 63452-0248 .......................... 2018 Pleasant St., Hannibal, MO 63401-2670 ............................................... 23746 100th Ave., La Belle, MO 63447-9746 ................................................. 1008 College, Canton, MO 63435 .................................................................... 12 Janney Circle, Canton, MO 63435 ............................................................. RR 3 Box 26, Kahoka, MO 63445 ....................................................................

FIRST DISTRICT

James E. Yarbrough .................. Thomas E Ruhl .......................... Charles L. Arnold ...................... Karl E. Kramer .......................... David S. Lillard ......................... Paul V. Rathbun ......................... Virgil N. Welker ......................... Shawn P. Mc Afee ......................

Secretary Name

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

Chartered 4/25/1831 10/14/1839 10/12/1842 5/28/1859 10/11/1888 10/15/1868 10/13/1870 9/26/1907

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

2nd & 4th Sundays, 7:00 p.m. 6/9/1853 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 5/25/1854 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7:30 PM 10/16/1879 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 5/9/1850 1st & 3rd Mondays 8:00 pm 10/19/1898

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

1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 5/6/1852 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 5/26/1864 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 P.M. 10/15/1868 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 10/13/1871 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 10/13/1871 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.10/16/1873 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 10/22/1924

2nd & 4th Thursdays 7:30 pm 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thurs., 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 1st Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

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Lloyd F. Waller ........................... Larry E. Carr ............................. David E. Lancey ........................ Loyd L. Salmon .......................... David W. Page ............................ Dennis N. Vogel ......................... Kenny Ruff ................................ Marcus W. Tyrrell ...................... Jerry L. Davidson ......................

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

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

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

Meeting Days

1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Monday, 7:30 Dec- Mar, 8:00 Apr- Nov

3rd Monday, 8:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

Chartered

6/2/1866 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

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 pm 6/1/1866 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 p.m. 10/28/1844 (8:00 in 6,7,8) 3424 Nickell Dr, St Joseph, MO 64506-1483 .................................................. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 10/14/1846 8187 County Rd 58, Savannah, MO 64485 ..................................................... 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 6/2/1866 PO Box 524, Oregon, MO 64473-0524 ............................................................. 2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m. 5/31/1855 2933 Cook Road, St. Joseph, MO 64506 .......................................................... 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 5/28/1859 24155 Park Rd, Rushville, MO 64484-9801 .................................................... 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 5/26/1865 1310 Midyett Road, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-2409 ....................................... 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 10/19/1922 3122 Mitchell Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64506 ...................................................... 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30p.m. 10/13/1870 2507 Felix Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501 ........................................................ 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.10/12/1882 1605 N. 43rd St., St. Joseph, MO 64506 .......................................................... 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 9/30/1908

SEVENTH DISTRICT

305 S 10th St, Hopkins, MO 64461-9638 ........................................................ 1260 W Crestview Dr, Maryville, MO 64468-2730 ......................................... 406 N Broadway Box 215, Fairfax, MO 64446-9512 ...................................... 610 E 14th St, Maryville, MO 64468-1112 .....................................................

SIXTH DISTRICT Jerry D. Roush ........................... Marlin F. Slagle ......................... Walter Eugene Bradfield .......... Rick A. Carter ............................

Address 308 S. Main St., PO Box 250, Grant City, MO 64456 ..................................... Rt 2 Box 67, Sheridan, MO 64486-8951 .......................................................... 4456 285 Street, Stanberry, MO 64489-8132 .................................................. 501 S Hundley St, Albany, MO 64402 ............................................................. Po Box 98, Grant City, MO 64456-0098 .......................................................... 409 South 3rd St., King City, MO 64463-9508 ...............................................

FIFTH DISTRICT

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

Secretary Name

Agency ........................... Douglas H. Reece ....................... 8110 Covered Bridge Rd, Platte City, MO 64079-8130 .................................. Savannah ...................... David R. Ingersoll ..................... 310 S. 14th St., Savannah, MO 64485 ............................................................

Hopkins ......................... Maryville ....................... Fairfax ........................... Skidmore .......................

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

Location

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

50 ........................................ Xenia 470 ................................ Nodaway 483 ................................... Fairfax 511 ............................... Skidmore

Nodaway .............. 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 ..................

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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 157 ............................. North Star 162 ............................. Whitesville 308 ................................... Parrott

No.

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

County

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

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

Winston ......................... Stewartsville ................. Rock Port ....................... Whitesville .................... Maysville .......................

Location

Gerald E. Thomas ...................... George T. Teeter ......................... Bobby R. O’Dell ......................... Ronald L. Perkins ...................... Michael L. Dodd ........................ Kenneth E. Jay ..........................

Meeting Days

31249 Flamingo Road, Callao, MO 63534-2816 ............................................. 28603 Katy Dr, Brookfield, MO 64628 ............................................................ 24238 Highway U, Bucklin, MO 64631-7287 .................................................. 1418 Rosewood Terrace, Macon, MO 63552 .................................................... 7659 Highway AA, Shelbina, MO 63468 ......................................................... 29802 Jasmine Rd, Brookfield, MO 64628 ......................................................

Chartered

1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 6/2/1866 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 10/15/1846 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 6/2/1866 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 10/23/1903 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.5/29/1862 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 10/17/1889

10/12/1847 10/19/1867 10/17/1876 10/13/1870 10/17/1889

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m. 6/1/1866 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 10/18/1900 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 5/29/1856 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.5/28/1856 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 10/12/1869

819 Polk Street, Chillicothe, MO 64601-1322 ................................................. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. 303 Eagles Landing Parkway, Cameron, MO 64429 ...................................... 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 22803 Mary Lois Road, Cowgill, MO 64637 .................................................... 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 9750 Ne Blair Rd, Breckenridge, MO 64625-9785 ......................................... 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Po Box 124, Dawn, MO 64638-0124 ................................................................ 2nd & 4th Mondays, 8:00 p.m.

TENTH DISTRICT

James T. Henley ........................ James C. Martin ....................... Jeffrey K. Croisant .................... G. Raymond Johnston ............... W. Dale Wood .............................

Address 13541 Hwy KK, Winston, MO 64689 .............................................................. 1426 Loveland Drive, Stewartsville, MO 64490 ............................................. 18889 US Hwy 136, Rock Port, MO 64482 ..................................................... PO Box 524, Oregon, MO 64473-0524 ............................................................. 3353 NE Hebron Road, Maysville, MO 64469 ................................................

NINTH DISTRICT

Donald L. Pittsenbarg ............... David F. Myers .......................... Scott Melvin ............................... David E. Lancey ........................ Leslie E. Denny .........................

Secretary Name

EIGHTH DISTRICT

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204 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2007


354 565 612 660

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

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

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

................................... Hebron ................................. Tebbetts .................................. Mokane ................................. Holliday

19 .............................. Paris Union 48 ...................................... Fulton 60 ....................... New Bloomfield 185 ................................. Chamois

Monroe ................. Callaway .............. Callaway .............. Osage ....................

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

Mexico ........................... Tebbetts ......................... Mokane ......................... Holliday .........................

Paris .............................. Fulton ............................ New Bloomfield ............ Chamois ........................

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

Location

Kenneth E. Redding .................. Thomas J. Marshall ................... James N. Morgan ...................... Joel C. Ridgway ......................... Mark E. Nichols ......................... Kenneth E. Redding ..................

Meeting Days 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:00 p.m. 1st & 2ndTuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 3rd Tuesday 7:30 P. M.

Chartered 6/9/1853 6/3/1866 10/12/1847 5/9/1859 10/15/1868 10/12/1876

P. O. Box 101, Clark, MO 65243 ...................................................................... 902 Gilman St., Moberly, MO 65270 ............................................................... 203 N Main St, Huntsville, MO 65259 ............................................................ PO Box 65, 311 Main St., Cairo, MO 65239-0065 .......................................... 625 Gilman Rd., Moberly, MO 65270-1739 ..................................................... P. O. Box 101, Clark, MO 65243 ......................................................................

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

10/8/1840 6/11/1855 10/31/1870 10/15/1874 10/15/1885 9/28/1910

14172 Highway 15, Paris, MO 65275-9566 ..................................................... 1st & 3rd Mondays 3/1/1835 5640 Hartman Dr, Fulton, MO 65251-7901 .................................................... 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.10/19/1842 821 S Summit Dr, Holts Summit, MO 65043-1454 ........................................ 1st & 3rd Tues., 7:30 p.m. 5/25/1854 909 Bannister Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109-5703 ......................................... 4th Fri, 7:30 p.m., 5/28/1859 except 3rd Fri. in Nov. & Dec. 909 Concordia St, Mexico, MO 65265-1119 .................................................... 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 10/13/1870 5418 State Hwy 94, Tebbetts, MO 65080 ........................................................ 3rd Monday, 7:30p.m. 10/22/1902 4394 Twin Oaks, Fulton, MO 65251 ............................................................... 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 9/28/1911 406 W. Reid, Holliday, MO 65258 .................................................................... 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 10/17/1923

THIRTEENTH DISTRICT

Jared A. Price ............................ Ralph M. Davis .......................... Gregory A. Dyer ......................... David L. Kirtlink .......................

Edward R. Torreyson ................. James C. Paul ............................ James E. Trammell ................... Steven D. Duncan ......................

Address P.O. Box 79, Center, MO 63436 ........................................................................ 1118 County Rd. 216, Hunnewell, MO 63443 ................................................. 1114 Georgia St., Louisiana, MO 63353 ......................................................... 17516 Hwy F, Bowling Green, MO 63334 ....................................................... 218 E Vine St, Mexico, MO 65265-3260 .......................................................... 45339 Audrain. Road 548, Vandalia, MO 63382 .............................................

TWELFTH DISTRICT

David D. Nutt ............................ Glen D. Wilson ........................... Dean N. Thomas ........................ Martin Hanley ........................... Kenneth R. Brundege ............... Rennie L. Davis .........................

Secretary Name

ELEVENTH DISTRICT

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2007 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 205


57 ................................. Richmond 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

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

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

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

603 Walnut St, Richmond, MO 64085 ............................................................. 35085 W 73rd St, Orrick, MO 64077 ............................................................... 100 W 10th St, Higginsville, MO 64037-9595 ................................................. 325 Floyd Rd, Orrick, MO 64077 ..................................................................... 103 E College St, Odessa, MO 64076-1521 .....................................................

Ronald L. Elliott ........................ David E. Dobbins ....................... Richard M. Willdermood ........... F. Wayne Dugan ......................... Mark T. Harmon ........................ Patrick A. Mc Guire ................... R. Wayne Briant ........................ David L. Maag ........................... Robert C. Gay ............................

186 Jackson Ave, Liberty, MO 64068-2707 ..................................................... P. O. Box 66, Kidder, MO 64649 ....................................................................... 207 Truman Rd, Plattsburg, MO 64477-1531 ................................................. 8130 Southpoint Dr, Camden, MO 64017-9711 .............................................. PO Box 185, Excelsior Springs, MO 64027 ..................................................... Po Box 495, Kearney, MO 64060-0495 ............................................................ 20405 Tri County Line Road, Lawson, MO 64062 .......................................... 1344 Lakeridge Blvd, Sunset, TX 76270-2173 ................................................ 10108 McGee St., Kansas City, MO 64155-1738 ............................................

SIXTEENTH DISTRICT

James A. Dunwoodie ................. Gary G. Foote ............................. John O. Beale ............................. Kenneth W. Mc Afee .................. Robert M. Keyserling ................

Address

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

1630 NE 48th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64118 ............................................. 2221 Ottawa St, Leavenworth, KS 66048-1136 .............................................. 301 NW 67th Terrace, Gladstone, MO 64118 ................................................. 213 Almond St, Platte City, MO 64079-9651 .................................................. 18 Sandy Circle, Dearborn, MO 64439 ........................................................... 2304 NE Shady Lane Dr, Gladstone, MO 64118-5049 ...................................

SEVENTEENTH DISTRICT Jack C. DeSelms ........................ Leonard L. Cook ........................ Robert L. Fry ............................. George H. Lovett ....................... John R. Green ............................ Marvin G. Shull .........................

Meeting Days

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

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m. 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wed Sep-Jun 3rd Wed Jul & Aug 1st Tues & 3rd Mon, 7:00 p.m.

Chartered

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

10/12/1882

10/9/1840 10/19/1867 5/9/1850 5/28/1859 5/30/1861 9/27/05 10/13/1871 10/16/1872 10/16/1872

10/12/1842 9/21/1921 10/14/1880 10/16/1872 10/15/1873

6/4/1855 10/19/1867 10/12/1893 10/19/1867

10/17/1842 10/11/1842 6/2/1866 6/2/1866 10/20/1845

3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Monday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

2nd & 4th Thurs., 7:30 p.m. 2nd Thurs., 7:30 p.m. 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Dark Jul-Aug 2004 Cypress St, Higginsville, MO 64037 ...................................................... 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1011 Mar Dr, Marshall, MO 65340-2434 ........................................................ 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 18687 Hwy H, Hale, MO 64643 ....................................................................... 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 906 S Locust St, Sweet Springs, MO 65351 .................................................... 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

FIFTEENTH DISTRICT

Robert L. Hayes ......................... Roland O. Wood ......................... Carl Wesley Walby ..................... Francis L. Vaught ......................

Larry E. Potter .......................... Kenneth R. Osborn .................... Gary E. Zumalt .......................... August L. Bottom ...................... Joseph E. Manson ..................... 23471 CR 341, Bosworth, MO 64623 .............................................................. Box 148, Arrow Rock, MO 65320-0148 ............................................................ 107 West Walnut, Waverly, MO 64096-9737 ................................................... 627 Industrial Blvd, Slater, MO 65349-1653 .................................................. Po Box 113, Keytesville, MO 65261-0113 .......................................................

FOURTEENTH DISTRICT Secretary Name

Lathrop ......................... Corwin D. Henry ....................... 2255 SE Pennsylvania Ln., Lathrop, MO 64465 ............................................

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

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

Lexington ...................... Marshall ........................ Hale ............................... Sweet Springs ...............

Carrollton ..................... Arrow Rock ................... Waverly ......................... Slater ............................. Keytesville ....................

Location

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Platte .................... Platte .................... Platte .................... Platte .................... Platte .................... Platte ....................

Clinton ................. 506 .................................. Lathrop

............................... Lexington .............................. Trilumina ............................... Hale City .................................... Barbee

149 205 216 217

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

.................................. Wakanda .............................. Arrow Rock .................................... Waverly ............................... Cambridge ..................................... Warren

Lodge

52 55 61 63 74

No.

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

County

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206 2007


Address

299 446 617 625 630 656 .......................... Temple Gate .................................. Ivanhoe ............................ Swope Park ................................. Sheffield ............................... East Gate ......................... Country Club

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

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

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

Cass ...................... Cass ...................... Cass ...................... Cass ...................... Cass ...................... Cass ...................... Cass ......................

Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson

Clay ...................... 659 ..................................... Alpha

................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ Lyman I. Ridgeway ................... Richard E. Graff ........................ Gary W. Dryer ............................ Hugh E. Shubert ....................... Forrest G. Lowe ......................... Brian Marrs ...............................

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

Independence ................ Lee’s Summit ................ Independence ................ Independence ................ Blue Springs ................. Raytown ........................ Oak Grove ..................... Buckner ......................... Independence ................ Grandview ....................

1719 S Pearl St, Independence, MO 64055-1433 ............................................ 302 NW Shagbark, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 ................................................ 8229 NW Barrybrooke Ct, Kansas City, MO 64151-1086 .............................. 1403 E Parker Ave, Independence, MO 64050-3118 ...................................... 401 SW 21st Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015-4027 ....................................... 608 Twilight Dr., Raymore, MO 64083-8811 .................................................. 12417 S. Al Gossett Road, Lone Jack, MO 64070 ........................................... 125 Groom Ave., Liberty, MO 64068 ............................................................... 215 South Hunter, Independence, MO 64050-4039 ........................................ 1521 W. 27th Terr., Independence, MO 64052 ................................................

Jack R. Brown ........................... Robert L. Drury ......................... Jon H. Seabaugh ....................... Richard C. Middleton ................ James W. Williams .................... Donald W. Emery ....................... David E. Reiman .......................

211 State Route F, Apt. F-4, Garden City, MO 64747 ..................................... 26111 S Freedom Rd, Harrisonville, MO 64701 ............................................. 1905 East 281st Street, Cleveland, MO 64734-8971 ...................................... 301 Pacific Dr, Belton, MO 64012-2931 .......................................................... 18608 E Hubach Hill Rd, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080-8596 .............................. 520 N 3rd, Drexel, MO 64742 .......................................................................... Rt. 2 Box 272, Adrian, MO 64720-9565 ..........................................................

TWENTIETH DISTRICT

Ronald M. Hickey ...................... Robert W. Spence ....................... Thomas L. Coleman .................. Kenneth M. Fitzgerel ................ William E. Broggi ...................... Chris T. Harrelson ..................... James E. Leath .......................... John W. Hess .............................. C. Keith Wilkinson .................... Timothy T. Holmes ....................

NINETEENTH DISTRICT

N. Kansas City .............. William R. Perry ........................

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

Meeting Days

Chartered

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

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays,7:30 p.m.

10/16/1884 10/17/1867 10/15/1868 10/16/1872 10/17/1878 10/13/1881 10/1/1914

10/14/1846 10/15/1868 10/17/1923 10/12/1869 10/13/1887 10/13/1871 10/13/1871 10/11/1877 9/28/1911 9/28/1911

2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7:00 pm 10/17/1895 2nd Monday, 7:00 p.m. 5/30/1861 July&Aug may be cancel by WM 708 Glendale Rd, Liberty, MO 64068-2818 ..................................................... 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 10/15/1868 17800 Bolger Rd, Unit 409-B, Independence, MO 64055-6775 ...................... 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30p.m. 10/17/1901 8406 E 110th St, Kansas City, MO 64134 ....................................................... 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 9/28/1911 3225 NE 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64117 ............................................... 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 9/25/1912 8412 E 49th St, Kansas City, MO 64129-2104 ............................................... 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 10/2/1913 915 N E Russell Rd., Kansas City, MO 64116 ................................................ 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 9/21/1921 dark Jul and Aug 1539 Swift, North Kansas City, MO 64116-3810 ............................................ 2nd & 4th Mondays, 9/21/1921 2nd Mon only in Jn, Jl, Ag

EIGHTEENTH DISTRICT Secretary Name

Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City

Location

Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson

Lodge Kansas City .................. Teddie E. Harrison .................... 16421 Crackerneck Rd, Independence, MO 64055-2942 ................................ Kansas City .................. Jeffrey W. Van Dam ................... 11309 N. Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64155 ................................................

No.

Jackson ................ 219 ............................ Albert Pike Jackson ................ 220 ........................... Kansas City

County

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2007 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 207


4 ......................... Fayette-Howard 36 ...................................... Cooper 59 .................................. Centralia 114 ................................. Twilight 156 .................................. Ashland

336 356 456 602

43 .................................. Jefferson 90 .............................. Russellville 183 ............................... California 185 ................................. Chamois

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

Boone .................... Boone .................... Cooper .................. Boone ....................

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

Cole ...................... 211 ........................... Hickory Hill Morgan ................. 320 ............................... Versailles Osage .................... 326 ........................................ Linn

............................... Hallsville ................ Ancient Landmark ................................... Wallace ..................................... Acacia

................................... Holden ............................. Corinthian ................................... Granite ............................ Cold Spring ................................... Clinton

262 265 272 274 548

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

Lodge

29 .................................... Windsor 169 ........................ Camden Point 236 ................................... Sedalia 245 .......................... Knob Noster

No.

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

County

Dana E. De Weese ..................... C. Lowell Flessa ......................... George R. Shelley ...................... Steven D. Duncan ......................

Meeting Days

1100 Jobe Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65101 ......................................................... 5316 Smith St, Russellville, MO 65074-9405 ................................................. 202 Linda Ln, California, MO 65018-1169 ..................................................... 909 Bannister Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109-5703 .........................................

Chartered

10/17/1878 10/17/1873 10/16/1872 9/29/1909

2/22/1999 10/9/1841 10/19/1867 10/19/1867 5/28/1859

10/15/1868 10/15/1868 10/15/1868 10/16/1879 10/15/1890

6/2/1866 10/19/1867 5/24/1864 5/26/1865

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 11/15/1841 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 10/11/1888 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 10/19/1898 4th Fri, 7:30 p.m., 5/28/1859 except 3rd Fri. in Nov. & Dec. 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. 10/19/1867 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 10/18/1923 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., 10/19/1898 8 p. m. CDT

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Dark July and Augus 6150 Breezewood Dr, Columbia, MO 65202 .................................................... 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1904 N Southeast Trls Dr, Columbia, MO 65202 ........................................... 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 11999 Hwy F, Bunceton, MO 65237 ................................................................ 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 4009 Beach Pointe Dr., Columbia, MO 65203-6726 ....................................... 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00pm

PO Box 290, Fayette, MO 65248-0290 ............................................................ 305 Weyland Drive, Boonville, MO 65233 ...................................................... 116 Adams St., Centralia, MO 65240-1402 .................................................... 2801 West Henley Drive, Columbia, MO 65202-2659 .................................... 2121 East Route M, Hartsburg, MO 65039 ....................................................

TWENTY-THIRD DISTRICT

Richard A. Schulz ...................... Justin R. Wooden ....................... Donald W. Felten ....................... James D. Schepers .....................

Robert H. Bray .......................... Billie R. Sullivan ....................... Daren A. Clark .......................... James G. Wade .......................... Bruce E. Martin .........................

Address

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. 2nd &4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. dark July & Aug. 1455 NW 700 Rd., Holden, MO 64040 ............................................................ 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 164 NE 151st Rd, Warrensburg, MO 64093-8201 .......................................... 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 27052 Camp Branch Rd Sedalia, MO 65301 .................................................. 3rd Tuesday 7:00 p.m. 614 E McPherson, Knob Noster, MO 65336 .................................................... 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 711 South 3rd Street, Clinton, MO 64735 ...................................................... 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.

TWENTY-SECOND DISTRICT

Bobby Delane Smith ................. William B. George ..................... Kenneth J. Wasson .................... Larry C. Fox ............................... Richard H. Hickman .................

Larry L. Storer .......................... Carl E. Riddle ............................ Robert D. Weikal ....................... John T. Cecilia ...........................

203 Highland Dr, Windsor, MO 65360 ............................................................ Po Box 116, Platte City, MO 64079-0116 ........................................................ 420 S Grand Ave, Sedalia, MO 65301 ............................................................. 932 Ridge Dr, Warrensburg, MO 64093 ..........................................................

TWENTY-FIRST DISTRICT Secretary Name

Eugene .......................... James A. Clark .......................... 609 Versailles Ave, Tuscumbia, MO 65082 ..................................................... Versailles ...................... Orville H. Patten ....................... P. O. Box 341, Versailles, MO 65084 ................................................................ Linn ............................... Norman W. Zweifel .................... 75 Huesgen Lane, Bonnots Mill, MO 65016-2362 ..........................................

Jefferson City ................ Russellville ................... California ...................... Chamois ........................

Hallsville ....................... Harrisburg .................... Bunceton ....................... Columbia .......................

Fayette .......................... Boonville ....................... Centralia ....................... Columbia ....................... Ashland .........................

Holden ........................... Warrensburg ................. Sedalia .......................... Leeton ........................... Clinton ..........................

Windsor ......................... Camden Point ............... Sedalia .......................... Knob Noster ..................

Location

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208 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2007


Address

566 Dietrich Rd, Foristell, MO 63348-3204 .................................................... 232 Cheatham Rd, Troy, MO 63379 ................................................................ P.O. Box 291, Montgomery City, MO 63361 .................................................... 116 Hwy F, High Hill, MO 63350-9740 ........................................................... PO Box 67, Olney, MO 63370-0067 ................................................................ 103 N 2nd, Marthasville, MO 63357 ............................................................... 206 Midland Dr., Wright City, MO 63390-1325 ..............................................

.............................. New Hope ............................. St. Charles ....................... Mechanicsville ...................... Lincoln County Robert L. Kindred ..................... Rickey L. Uebinger .................... Steven L. Phillips ...................... Aaron L. Fain .............................

215 Cherry Ln., Elsberry, MO 63343 .............................................................. 203 St. Leo Dr., O’Fallon MO 63366-1646 ....................................................... 621 Glenco Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301-4822 ............................................. 65 Woodland Dr, Foley, MO 63347-3113 ..........................................................

Elsberry ........................ St. Charles .................... Defiance ........................ Winfield .........................

199 241 260 682

Lincoln ................. St. Charles ........... St Charles ............ Lincoln .................

TWENTY-SIXTH DISTRICT

Conley E. De Priest ................... James C Rhodes ........................ Thomas Leroy Cahall ................ Phillip W. Engel ......................... William W. Haines ..................... David G. Bezold ......................... Gerald L. Parris .........................

TWENTY-FIFTH DISTRICT

George H. Dodson ...................... Richard B. Requarth ................. David P. Wicks ........................... John L. Erfurdt .......................... John E. Cerny ............................ Richard L. Weible ...................... Robert L. Sanders ...................... W. Fred Hinson .......................... Clarence A. Barrows ................. John A. Kreter ...........................

135 Elm St, Sullivan, MO 63080-1511 ............................................................ PO Box 552, Hermann, MO 65041-0552 ......................................................... 33 Melshu Ln, Labadie, MO 63055 ................................................................. 3320 Hwy A., Washington, MO 63090 ............................................................. 2932 Highway FF, Eureka, MO 63025-3401 ................................................... 196 Creek Bottom Rd, Labadie, MO 63015 .................................................... 1752 Hwy N, Pacific, MO 63069 ...................................................................... 1533 Hinson Ln, St. Clair, MO 63077-2209 .................................................... 6546 Highway Y, Gerald, MO 63037-1404 ...................................................... Po Box 168, Owensville, MO 65066 .................................................................

TWENTY-FOURTH DISTRICT Secretary Name

Troy ............................... R. Bruce Hubbard ..................... 1220 S. 3rd Street, Troy, MO 63379-2704 ....................................................... Wentzville ..................... Frank H. Davis .......................... 125 Braewood Circle, St Charles, MO 63301 .................................................. St. Charles .................... Frank H. Davis .......................... 125 Braewood Circle, St Charles, MO 63301 ..................................................

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

Sullivan ......................... Hermann ....................... Gray Summit ................ Washington ................... Eureka .......................... Robertsville ................... Pacific ............................ St. Clair ......................... Union ............................. Owensville ....................

Location

Lincoln ................. 34 .......................................... Troy St Charles ............ 46 ................................ Wentzville .............................. 179 ................... Pride of the West

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

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

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

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. 2nd Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Except Jul. & Aug. 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:00 p.m.

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

1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:30 p.m. 4th Thrsday, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4thTuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Mondays 7:30 pm 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday 7:30 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

Chartered

10/15/1868

5/31/1860

10/7/1841 6/2/1866 5/28/1858

5/8/1852 10/21/1897 1/12/1920 10/12/1893 10/15/1874 10/12/1876 9/19/1917

5/28/1866 5/10/1850 10/23/1903 10/15/1868 10/19/1923 10/13/1870 10/13/1887 9/28/1905 9/26/1907 9/25/1912

2007 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 209


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 Washingto 281 .................................... Fenton 443 ................. Crestwood-Anchor 455 ................. Gardenville-Cache 460 ............................... Lambskin 578 ............................ Forest Park 626 .................... Magnolia-Euclid 636 .................... Algabil-Freedom 673 .................................... Arnold 717 .............................. Craftsmen

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

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

Lodge

3 ....................................... Beacon 25 ................................... Naphtali 40 ................. Mizpah Mt. Moriah 80 ................................. Bridgeton 360 ................................... Tuscan 576 .......................... Olive Branch 613 ................................. Wellston 623 .............. Overland-Occidenta 668 .............................. Florissant

No.

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

County

3025 Silver Bow Ct., St. Louis, MO 63129-5221 ............................................. 7410 Alabama, St Louis, MO 63111 ................................................................ 35 Worthy Ct, Fenton, MO 63026-2751 ........................................................... 7111 Bruno, St. Louis, Mo 63143 ..................................................................... 3373 Bayvue Blvd, Arnold, MO 63010-4015 ................................................... 2350 Bruno Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63114-1826 ............................................... 1158 Deborah Dr, Arnold, MO 63010-2914 ..................................................... 3373 Bayvue Blvd, Arnold, MO 63010-4015 ................................................... 101 E Donaldson Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63129-3843 ........................................ 3354 Boca Raton Dr, Arnold, MO 63010-4019 ................................................ 3002 Arrowhead Point Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63129-5240 ...............................

Gerald A. Bush .......................... Lester M. Fielder ....................... John T. Becker ........................... Stanley D. Hoff .......................... Patrick Mc Mullen ..................... Dean E. Eshelman ..................... A. Elmo Blum ............................ James C. Ketchersid .................. Ronald Pierce ............................

16892 S. State Hwy. 21, Potosi, MO 63664 ..................................................... 103 Margies Way, De Soto, MO 63020-3825 ................................................... 13866 Kingston Rd., Blackwell, MO 63626 .................................................... 5962 Spruce St, Park Hills, MO 63601 ........................................................... 12527 Keldan Rd., De Soto, MO 63020 ........................................................... 20 Treebrook Dr, Crystal City, MO 63019-1408 .............................................. P.O. Box 155, Herculaneum, MO 63048 .......................................................... P.O. Box 299, De Soto, MO 63020 .................................................................... 11724 St. Hwy. BB, Caledonia, MO 63631 ......................................................

TWENTY-EIGHTH DISTRICT

David L. Jacobi .......................... Ronald G. Fults ......................... Jeffrey L. Howard ...................... Kent A. Kramer ......................... David Lee Williams ................... Jay O. Traxel .............................. John D. Ossenfort ...................... David Lee Williams ................... Dennis E. Fetter ........................ Raymond J. Schuchardt ............ John T. Litzau ............................

DISTRICT 27C

3874 Justice Road, Florissant, MO 63034 ...................................................... 4330 Sinnwell Drive, St Louis, MO 63123-6829 ............................................. 4108 Forder Valley Dr., St. Louis, MO 63129-1957 ........................................ 32 Weldon Springs Heights, St. Charles, MO 63304-5623 ............................. 1335 Greenmar Dr, Fenton, MO 63026-3350 .................................................. 139 Manlyn Drive, St. Louis, MO 63122-2833 ................................................ 465 Oak Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63119-2234 .................................................... 2 Kentucky Blue Ridge Ct, Saint Charles, MO 63303 ................................... 61 Hillcrest Blvd, Winchester, MO 63021-5255 .............................................. 1702 Shallowbrook Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146-4727 ......................................... 8640 Green Springs Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63123-1101 ...................................

DISTRICT 27B Kevin M. Fuller ......................... Floyd G. Ward ............................ William D. Shermer .................. O. Gooch ..................................... David W. Haywood ..................... Jack D. Heidbreder .................... Emory J. Hampel ....................... Albert L. Howe .......................... Bob G. Dillon ............................. Rick Oloteo ................................ Charles F. Wiegert .....................

Address 219 Crystal Ridge Dr., O’Fallon, MO 63366 .................................................... 765 Venneman Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63122-3249 .......................................... 475 Durwood, Florissant, MO 63033 .............................................................. 3736 Three Oaks Court, Bridgeton, MO 63044-2945 ..................................... 1625 Summer Run Dr, Unit 12, Florissant, MO 63033-6455 ........................ 4562 Newport Ave., St. Louis, MO 63116-2410 .............................................. 809 Primrose Ct., O’Fallon, MO 63366 ........................................................... 11715 Larimore Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63138-2920 ......................................... 568 Prentice Dr, Saint Peters, MO 63376-4547 ..............................................

DISTRICT 27A

Ronald J. Wisniewski ................ Jesse J. Jannusch ...................... Gary D. Hatchard ...................... Terrence D. Shofner .................. H.G. Jerry Surkamp .................. Walter S. Sawicki ...................... Eugene E. Moser ....................... Ronald R. Angel ......................... Don L. Taylor .............................

Secretary Name Meeting Days

Chartered

10/18/1816 6/16/1999 10/9/1841 10/14/1846 10/21/1897 10/15/1874 9/30/1908 9/28/1949 10/2/1913 9/21/1916 9/28/2004

5/10/1849 10/14/1839 10/17/95 10/14/1846 10/13/1870 9/27/1906 9/28/1911 2/22/1990 9/30/1959

Sat. before 1st full moon, 7:30 p.m. 4/7/1825 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 10/19/1867 2nd Mondays, 7:00 p.m. 5/28/1851 1st & 3rd Saturday 5/26/1864 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 5/31/1856 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7:30 pm 10/15/1868 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 10/19/1922 2nd Saturday, 7:30 p.m. 10/13/1887 3rd Saturday, 7:30 p. m. 10/1/1914

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 5/6/1852 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 5/10/1849 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. 10/15/1868 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30p.m. 4/23/1992 2nd & 4th Thursdays/7:30 PM 4/22/1999 2nd & 4th Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 10/16/1872 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 9/27/1907 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 8/24/1989 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 4/27/96 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 9/27/1971 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 3/15/1997

1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30pm 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays,7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM

2nd & 4th Thursdays 3rd Thurs of each month, 7:30pm 1st & 3rd Tuesday , 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 10:00 a. m. 2nd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd &4th Thursdays 7:00 PM

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

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

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

Creve Coeur .................. Webster Groves ............. Ballwin .......................... Thomas ......................... Webster Groves ............. Kirkwood ....................... Clayton .......................... Clayton .......................... Valley Park ................... Creve Coeur .................. Creve Coeur ..................

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

Location

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS 210 2007


Lodge

77 ................................... Lebanon 94 ...................................... Vienna 213 ....................................... Rolla 225 ..................................... Salem 230 ................................ St James 312 ....................................... Cuba 373 ....................................... Belle

No.

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

Phelps ................... 497 ................................. Equality Maries .................. 531 ......................... Lanes Prairie

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

County Wayne W. Blunt ......................... Eric L. Johnson .......................... Charles R. Kelly ........................ James W. Heavin ....................... Richard H. Davis ....................... Clifford C. Stewart .................... Bernard A. Mc Intyre ................

Address P.O Box AL, Steelville, MO 65565-0588 ......................................................... P.O. Box 631, Vienna, MO 65582 ..................................................................... 13025 S Hwy 63, Rolla, MO 65401 .................................................................. 205 W. Scenic Rivers Blvd, Salem, MO 65560-2432 ....................................... 10319 Private Drive 3503, Saint James, MO 65559-9740 ............................. 315 N Oak Hill Rd, Cuba, MO 65453-1024 ..................................................... 22393 Hwy C, Belle, MO 65013-9505 ..............................................................

TWENTY-NINTH DISTRICT Secretary Name

P.O. Box 481, Osceola, MO 64776 ................................................................... Rt 2 Box 2523, Wheatland, MO 65779 ............................................................ Po Box 204, Hermitage, MO 65668-0204 ........................................................ P.O. Box 61, Roscoe, MO 64781 ....................................................................... 10241 NE 1461 Pvt Road, Osceola, MO 64776 ............................................... 21328 Valley Rd., Warsaw, MO 65355 .............................................................

Rr 1 Box 389, Amoret, MO 64722-9750 .......................................................... 1009 Ruby Ave., Butler, MO 64730 ................................................................ Route 2 Box 263, Butler, MO 64730-9543 ...................................................... PO Box 203, Appleton City, MO 64724-0203 ..................................................

Charles D. Adams ...................... Thad D. Yount ............................ James R. Pearson ...................... Kenneth P. Reinert .................... Gary L. Jones ............................. Richard E. Sprenkle .................. Randall L. Fellows ..................... Robert L. Bryan ......................... James R. Leonard ...................... H. Gene Lasley .......................... Everett L. Wolfe ......................... Richard R. Mc Crery .................

35 N Hwy 39, Greenfield, MO 65661 .............................................................. 224 North Main Street, Liberal, MO 64762-9204 ......................................... 10130 S. Highway J, Stockton, MO 65785 ...................................................... 204 Bluebell Dr, Lamar, MO 64759-1116 ........................................................ 411 S West St, Nevada, MO 64772-3161 ......................................................... 19225 S 725 Rd, Stockton, MO 65785 ............................................................. Rt 4 Box 111A, Nevada, MO 64772-9215 ........................................................ Rt 1 Box 324, Nevada, MO 64772 ................................................................... 1400 S. 951 Rd., El Dorado Springs, MO 64744-7274 .................................... RR 2 Box 153, Sheldon, MO 64784-9781 ........................................................ Route 1 Box 54, Deerfield, MO 64741 ............................................................ P.O. Box 112, Walker, MO 64790 .....................................................................

THIRTY-THIRD DISTRICT

Carl F. Stanfill ........................... Tommie D. Taylor ...................... Larry D. White ........................... David A Strauch ........................

THIRTY-SECOND DISTRICT

Leroy Raymond ......................... Robert E. Bulmer ...................... James C. Munden ...................... Douglas Pyeatt .......................... Billy J. Bailey ............................ Richard W. Land ........................

THIRTY-FIRST DISTRICT

4754 State Rd T, Stoutland, MO 65567 ........................................................... 326 Basswood Road, Sunrise Beach, MO 65079 ............................................. 13750 Chive Lane, Dixon, MO 65459 .............................................................. PO Box 664, Crocker, MO 65452-0664 ............................................................ 14189 Rock Creek Road, Plato, MO 65552 ..................................................... 162 Brockman Springs Rd., Tuscumbia, MO 65082 ....................................... 2741 State Road U, Macks Creek, MO 65786 ................................................. 11 Birch Rd., Phillipsburg, MO 65722-9601 ...................................................

THIRTIETH DISTRICT Norman W. Calk ........................ James E. Portwood .................... David A. Hatch .......................... Ellvan D. Markley ..................... Kevin T. Hamilton ..................... Gary A. Shriner ......................... Michael R. Pitman ..................... James W. Fisher ........................

Meeting Days

4th Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 1st Saturday, 7:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 7:30 pm 1st & 3rd Thursdays,7:30 p.m.

2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m.

3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. 1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m. 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. 1st Friday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m. 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 1st Saturday, 7:00 PM 1st Saturday, 7:00 p.m.

1st Saturday, 7:30 pm 1st Saturday, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., except Jul & Aug 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Saturday, 7:30 p.m., except Jul & Aug

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 9/29/1909

9/27/1906 10/15/1868 10/13/1871 10/13/1871

10/15/1868 10/15/1868 10/15/1868 10/13/1870 10/16/1873 9/21/1921

5/25/1854 10/12/1869 10/13/1870 10/10/1888 10/18/1901 10/13/1871 11/1/1878 10/15/1885

9/27/1906 10/15/1885

10/14/1846 10/17/1878 5/30/1861 5/29/1862 5/29/1863 10/13/1887 9/27/1906

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Greenfield ..................... Liberal ........................... Stockton ........................ Lamar ............................ Nevada .......................... Jerico Springs ............... Sheldon ......................... Schell City ..................... El Dorado Spring .......... Montevallo .................... Richards ........................ Walker ...........................

Amsterdam ................... Butler ............................ Adrian ........................... Appleton City ................

Osceola .......................... Wheatland .................... Hermitage ..................... Roscoe ........................... Lowry City .................... Warsaw .........................

Lebanon ........................ Camdenton .................... Dixon ............................. Waynesville ................... Richland ........................ Iberia ............................. Macks Creek ................. Conway ..........................

Newburg ....................... George E. Ornsbey .................... 16563 State Route T, Newburg, MO 65550 ..................................................... Vichy ............................. Bernard A. Mc Intyre ................ 22393 Hwy C, Belle, MO 65013-9505 ..............................................................

Steelville ....................... Vienna ........................... Rolla .............................. Salem ............................ St. James ....................... Cuba .............................. Belle ..............................

Location

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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

No. Address

PO Box 1417, Ava, MO 65608-1417 ................................................................ 72 Pleasant Church Rd, Marshfield, MO 65706 ............................................. 19399 Robertson Dr., Licking, MO 65542-8118 .............................................. 4874 Walls Ford Rd., Hartville, MO 65667 ..................................................... Po Box 139, Houston, MO 65483-0139 ............................................................ 4005 State Hwy KK, Rogersville, MO 65742-9158 ......................................... P.O Box 115, Seymour, MO 65746 .................................................................. 15310 Talley St., St. Robert, MO 65583 .......................................................... 4350 E Farm Rd 186, Rogersville, MO 65742-9449 ........................................ 3221 Oetting Rd., Mansfield, Mo 65704 .......................................................... 1924 Burlington Rd, Mansfield, MO 65704 ....................................................

Grandin ......................... Billie M. Beardsley .................... PO Box 216, Grandin, MO 63943-0273 ........................................................... Eminence ...................... Richard D. Tyler ........................ Hcr 2 Box 41-04, Eminence, MO 65466 .......................................................... Bunker .......................... Wilburn L. Ritter ....................... Rt 1 Box 323, Ellington, MO 63638 .................................................................

THIRTY-SIXTH DISTRICT

Kenneth B. Smith ...................... Patrick J. Blinzler ...................... Stanley F. Ritz ........................... Billy L. Dorris ............................ Thomas F. Chapman ................. Randall J. Jones ........................ D. Dean Rowe ............................ Wayne W. Schmid ...................... Fred S. Livingston ..................... David A. Gray ............................ Rocky L. Crain ...........................

Carter ................... 579 ................................. Grandin Shannon ............... 607 ............................... Eminence Reynolds ............... 675 ................................... Bunker

Ava ................................ Marshfield ..................... Licking .......................... Mountain Grove ........... Houston ......................... Rogersville .................... Seymour ........................ Plato .............................. Rogersville .................... Mansfield ...................... Norwood ........................

THIRTY-FIFTH DISTRICT

Lesterville ..................... Daniel L. Byron ......................... Rt 1 Box 151B, Annapolis, MO 63620 ............................................................. Ellington ....................... Bernard L. Morrison ................. Rt 3 Box 237, Redford, MO 63665 ................................................................... Summersville ................ Hugh Anderson ......................... Po Box 356, Summersville, MO 65571-0006 ...................................................

26 ........................................... Ava 98 .................................... Webster 145 .................................. Latimer 158 .................... Mountain Grove 177 ...................................... Texas 439 ........................... Mount Olive 459 ............................. Hazelwood 469 ....................................... Plato 477 ............................. Henderson 543 ............................... Mansfield 622 ................................. Norwood

James A. Nunn .......................... Steve C. Gilkey .......................... Gene A. Doran ........................... Rowdy L Routon ........................ Harry L. Schumache ................. Travis Lee Spears ..................... Roger V. Wreath ......................... James R. Billedo ........................ Gary L. Benskin ........................ Ricky L. Thompson .................... Rickie D. Baker .......................... Eugene G. Kragnes ...................

7462 N Farm Road 203, Strafford, MO 65757 ................................................ 317 S Walnut St, Walnut Grove, MO 65770-9214 .......................................... 106 W. College, Ash Grove, MO 65604 ............................................................ P.O. Box 288, Bolivar, MO 65613 ..................................................................... 3020 South Sagamont Ave., Apt C-11, Springfield, MO 65807-4691 ............ 1101 Dogwood, Buffalo, MO 65622 ................................................................. 626 E. Wayland, Springfield, MO 65807-2966 ................................................ 224 Hedgerow Dr, Ozark, MO 65721 .............................................................. 241 E Hines St, Republic, MO 65738-1154 ..................................................... 700 N. Old Orchard Rd, Strafford, MO 65757-9390 ....................................... 10073 West Highway T, Bois Arc, MO 65612 .................................................. 4038 S. Parkhill Ct., Springfield, MO 65807 ..................................................

THIRTY-FOURTH DISTRICT Secretary Name

Springfield .................... Ronnie D. Hamilton .................. 1626 N. Grant, Springfield, MO 65803 ...........................................................

Springfield .................... Walnut Grove ................ Ash Grove ..................... Bolivar ........................... Springfield .................... Buffalo ........................... Springfield .................... Pleasant Hope .............. Republic ........................ Strafford ........................ Willard .......................... Springfield ....................

Location

Reynolds ............... 239 ................................ Hopewell Reynolds ............... 353 ............................ Barnesville Texas .................... 555 ........................ Summersville

Douglas ................ Webster ................ Texas .................... Wright .................. Texas .................... Webster ................ Webster ................ Texas .................... Webster ................ Wright .................. Wright ..................

Greene .................. 683 .............................. University

Greene .................. Greene .................. Greene .................. Polk ...................... Greene .................. Dallas ................... Greene .................. Polk ...................... Greene .................. Greene .................. Greene .................. Greene ..................

County

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

4th Saturday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Thursday/ 7:30 p.m. 2nd Thursday, 8:00 p.m. June-Sep 7:30 pm Oct-May 2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. 4th Tuesday, 7:00 p. m.

1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Friday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays 7:30 PM 2nd Friday, 7:30 p.m. 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m. 1st Friday, 7:30 p.m. 1st Monday, 7:00 p.m. 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m. 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Monday, 7:00 p.m. 4th Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. 3rd Thursday, 6:30 P. M. 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m. 1st Monday, 7:30 p.m. 1st Monday, 8:30 a.m./ On Holidays by Vote 7:00 PM, 4th Friday

Chartered

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9/27/1906 9/29/1909 9/30/1975

10/13/1881 9/27/1906 10/15/1891

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 9/25/1912

9/24/2002

5/30/1857 10/19/1867 10/18/1899 10/19/1867 10/15/1868 10/13/1871 10/16/1872 10/16/1873 9/28/1905 9/28/1910 9/20/1912 9/25/1988

212 2007


110 132 154 234 424

No. ................................... Marcus ............................ Farmington ........................... Elvins-Ionic ............................ St Francois .............................. Samaritan

Lodge

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 Girard ......... Cape Girard ......... St Geneviev .......... Cape Girard ......... Bollinger .............. Cape Girard ......... Bollinger .............. Scott ..................... Perry ..................... Cape Girard .........

St Francois ........... 551 ............................... Pendleton St Francois ........... 598 ............................... Leadwood

Madison ................ 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 ............

Address

211 Sanford St, Jackson, MO 63755-1854 ...................................................... 631 Greensferry Rd., Jackson, MO 63755-1355 ............................................. 12434 Pine Dr., Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670-7105 ........................................... 2104 Nottingham, Cape Girardeau MO 63701 ............................................... Route 1, Box 1911, Glen Allen, MO 63751 ..................................................... 3242 County Rd. 472, Oak Ridge, MO 63769 ................................................. HC 02 Box 405, Zalma, MO 63787 .................................................................. 127 Wright St., Chaffee, MO 63740 ................................................................ 300 Hwy. P, Perryville, MO 63775-9201 .......................................................... 1107 Dorothy St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-3513 ......................................

Johnny M. Robey ....................... Lloyd E. Michelsen .................... Roy W. Morton ........................... Richard D. Griggs ...................... William C. Knoderer ................. Dewey J. Pry .............................. Royce L. Ellsworth .................... Leo H. Lowery ...........................

502 N Viola St., Bloomfield, MO 63825 ........................................................... Po Box 171, Oran, MO 63771-0171 ................................................................. 126 David Dr, Sikeston, MO 63801-4702 ........................................................ 1413 E Commercial St, Charleston, MO 63834-1409 ..................................... 31208 Ringer Hill Ln, Oran, MO 63771 .......................................................... 701 Albert St, Dexter, MO 63841 .................................................................... 11988 County Rd. 670, Bernie, MO 63822 ...................................................... 20046 County Rd 283, Puxico, MO 63960 .......................................................

THIRTY-NINTH DISTRICT

Robert W. Harper ...................... Rusby D. Niswonger .................. Shawn D. Caldwell .................... Donald G. Merideth ................... Kenneth D. Barker .................... William R. Oldham ................... Tommy D. West .......................... Timothy L. Cannon ................... Kenneth E. Corse ...................... Alfred L. Mason .........................

THIRTY-EIGHTH DISTRICT

Hugh D. Walka .......................... Brian Hickey ............................. C. Wilburn Horn ........................ Claude B. Long .......................... Gerald W. Dueringer .................

1043 Madison 539, Fredericktown, MO 63645 ............................................... 627 W Columbia, Farmington, MO 63640 ...................................................... PO Box 1566, Desloge, MO 63601 ................................................................... 1121 N Desloge Dr Apt C1, Desloge, MO 63601-2944 .................................... 881 Airport Road, Bonne Terre, Mo 63628 ......................................................

THIRTY-SEVENTH DISTRICT Secretary Name

Meeting Days

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

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 4th Saturday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays 7:30 pm 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. except Jul. & Aug Doe Run ........................ Glen E. Watkins ......................... 3773 Highway 221, Doe Run, MO 63637 ........................................................ 2nd & 4th Friday, 7:30 p.m. Leadwood ...................... Billy R. Link .............................. 207 North Street, Leadwood, MO 63653-1146 ............................................... 2nd & 4th Saturdays

Fredericktown .............. Farmington ................... Desloge .......................... Libertyville ................... Bonne Terre ..................

Location

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Chartered

5/28/1859 10/19/1899 10/12/1869 10/12/1893 10/15/1874 10/13/1887 9/28/1905 9/30/1908

10/14/1847 6/2/1866 5/29/1862 10/13/1881 10/16/1872 10/16/1872 10/15/1890 9/28/1911 9/26/1962 9/29/1969

10/14/1891 9/30/1909

5/10/1849 5/10/1851 10/17/1901 5/26/1864 10/16/1872

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209 369 526 568

255 298 327 365 387 463 496 536 582 637

Butler ................... Rapley .................. Wayne ................... Ripley ...................

Oregon .................. Ozark .................... Howell .................. Ozark .................... Oregon .................. Oregon .................. Ozark .................... Howell .................. Oregon .................. Howell .................. ...................................... Alton ................................ Sampson ............................ Mount Zion ..................................... Bayou ................................ Woodside .................................... Clifton ......................... Robert Burns ................................. Ingomar ........................... Koshkonong ...................... Mountain View

........................... Poplar Bluff .............................. Composite .................................... Wayne .................................... Naylor

107 .............................. Greenville

Wayne ...................

Lodge

68 .................................... Kennett 176 ............................ Pt Pleasant 212 ............................... Four Mile 215 ........................... Hornersville 429 ........................... New Madrid 461 ....................... Caruthersville

No.

Dunklin ................ New Madrid ......... Dunklin ................ Dunklin ................ New Madrid ......... Pemiscot ...............

County

FORTY-FIRST DISTRICT

Kenneth G. Sample ................... Rodney D. Walls ......................... Ronald G. Dell ........................... Timothy D. Wilson ..................... Charles C. Hatley ...................... Milburn R. Mc Call ....................

Address 2307 South Avenve, Kennett, MO 63857 ........................................................ 509 East 5th Street, Portageville, MO 63873 ................................................. 1807 Sidney St, Malden, MO 63863 ................................................................ P. O. Box 42, Hornersville, MO 63855 ............................................................. Po Box 203, New Madrid, MO 63869-0203 ..................................................... 3597 State Hwy J, Hayti, MO 63851-9279 ......................................................

FORTIETH DISTRICT Secretary Name

Alton .............................. Theodosia ...................... West Plains ................... Bakersfield .................... Thomasville .................. Thayer ........................... Gainesville .................... Willow Springs ............. Thayer ........................... Mountain View .............

Poplar Bluff ................... Doniphan ...................... Piedmont ....................... Naylor ...........................

795 CR 311, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901-9411 ..................................................... Hc 1 Box 693, Fairdealing, MO 63939 ........................................................... 505 North Main, Piedmont, MO 63957 ........................................................... Rr 1 Box 616, Harviell, MO 63945-9506 .........................................................

Christopher J. Johnston ............ Ronald P. Raymond ................... Jerry L. Marsh ........................... Wayne R. Krause ....................... Robert G. Rogers ....................... Merle H. Williams ..................... Harold W. Gosdin ...................... Melvin A. Rodgers ..................... David N. Frealy ......................... Douglas R. Doscher ...................

HC 61, Box 164-A, West Plains, MO 65775-9007 .......................................... HC 74 Box 845, Theodosia, MO 65761 ........................................................... PO Box 465, West Plains, MO 65775 .............................................................. 12073 St. Route 101, Caulfield, MO 65626 ..................................................... 4678 US Highway 160, Box 21, West Plains, MO 65775 ................................ Route 2 Box 2055-A, Thayer, MO 65791 ........................................................ HC 3 Box 698, Gainesville, MO 65655 ........................................................... 508 Hill St, Willow Springs, MO 65793 .......................................................... RR 2 Box 2255, Thayer, MO 65791-9660 ........................................................ 209 Angelica St., Mountain View, MO 65548 ..................................................

FORTY-SECOND DISTRICT

Bobby G. Livesay ....................... Perry W. Jenks ........................... William E. Gooch ....................... Georgie D. Blagg ........................

Greenville ..................... Junior E. Wilson ........................ PO Box 397, Greenville, MO 63944-0563 .......................................................

Kennett ......................... Portageville ................... Campbell ....................... Hornersville .................. New Madrid .................. Caruthersville ...............

Location

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m. 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 p. m. 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m. 3rd Saturday, 6:00 p.m. 2nd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Tuesdays 2nd Friday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Not in July-Aug 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thurdays, 7:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

2nd & 4th Thurs., 7:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st a& 3rd Mondays, 7:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.

Chartered

10/15/1868 10/18/1900 10/13/1870 10/11/1888 10/13/1871 10/13/1881 10/11/1877 10/13/1887 9/27/1906 9/29/1915

5/30/1861 10/13/1871 10/15/1885 9/29/1904

10/4/1886

10/16/1889 5/30/1857 10/19/1867 5/30/1861 10/17/1873 10/16/1873

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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 ................. McDonald ............. ................................... Neosho ................................. Sarcoxie ................................... Granby ...................................... Stella ................................ Anderson

................................ Carthage ..................................... Joplin .............................. Fellowship .................................... Jasper .................................. Mineral .............................. Webb City ......................... Carl Junction ................................ Criterion ................ Southwest Heritag

99 ................................ Mt Vernon 129 ................................... Monett 284 ................................... Canopy 383 ............................. Pythagoras 400 .................................. Decatur 533 .................................. Comfort 674 ................... Central Crossing

.............................. 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 65708-1032 ............................................................. Po Box 149, Aurora, MO 65605-0149 .............................................................. RR 1 Box 1671, Cassville, MO 65625-9738 ..................................................... Route 3, Box 563-A, Pierce City, MO 65723-9628 .......................................... RR 1 Box 975, Exeter, MO 65647 .................................................................... P. O.Box 542, Shell Knob, MO 65747-0069 .....................................................

8501 St. Highway 96, Carthage, MO 64836 .................................................... 4195 S Duquesne Rd, Joplin, MO 64804 ......................................................... 817 W 9th St, Joplin, MO 64801-4261 ............................................................ 110 S. 6th, Jasper, MO 64755 .......................................................................... 106 N. Sergeant, Joplin, MO 64801 ................................................................. 4412 W 20th St., Joplin, MO 64804-8130 ....................................................... 489 W. Eclipse Road, Joplin, MO 64801 .......................................................... 4500 E 26th St, Joplin, MO 64804-3451 ......................................................... 2323 N. Miller, Joplin, MO 64801 ....................................................................

Henry A. Freund ....................... J. Richard Royce ........................ Darwyn E. “Jack” Rubottom ..... Robert L. Hart ........................... Glenn Clifton .............................

Meeting Days

2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Fridays 7:30 pm 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Mondays 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10:00 AM

1st Tuesday 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Friday before full moon, 7:30 p.m. 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. 2nd Tuesday 7:00 pm 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 2nd &4th Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.

740 Oak Ridge Dr, Neosho, MO 64850 ............................................................ 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 4846 S Louise, Battlefield, MO 65619 ............................................................. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. 1003 E Market, Diamond, MO 64840-0203 .................................................... 1st Monday, 7:00 p.m. Po Box 134, Stella, MO 64867-0134 ................................................................ 1st Monday, 7:30 p.m. PO Box 665, Alba, MO 64830 .......................................................................... 2nd Monday, 7:00 p.m.

FORTY-SIXTH DISTRICT

Jerry D. Maggard ...................... William E. Gilstrap ................... Richard A. Lowrey ..................... Donald Lee Rives ...................... Jason S. Walker ......................... Jared B. Richmond .................... Burnard F. Massey .................... Wayne A. Lawson ...................... John C. Kuehn ...........................

FORTY-FIFTH DISTRICT

James H. Maenner .................... Bradley J. Wells ......................... George W. Mc Cormick .............. Gail A. Purves ............................ Newell R. Ward .......................... Clinton T. Wells .......................... Steven L. Elliott ........................

Address 273 Payne Dr, Sparta, MO 65753 .................................................................... 100 E. Robin St., Ozark, MO 65721 ................................................................ P.O. Box 164, Clever, MO 65631 ...................................................................... 827 State Hwy H, Forsyth, MO 65653-5002 ................................................... 597 Walnut Tree Dr, Galena, MO 65656 ......................................................... 548 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, MO 65616 .......................................... 160 Ravenwood Lane, Lampe, MO-65681 .......................................................

FORTY-FOURTH DISTRICT

Rev. Dale R. Roller .................... Stacy L. Holzkampe .................. Mickey J. Brown ........................ Norman J. Price ......................... Carnell E. Cutbirth ................... Douglas R. Baker ...................... Lloyd “Tony” Root ......................

Secretary Name

FORTY-THIRD DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Chartered

5/28/1856 10/15/1868 10/22/1902 10/17/1889 9/25/1912

10/19/1867 10/13/1871 10/13/1870 10/16/1873 10/17/1873 10/12/1882 10/15/1891 9/26/1907 9/24/2002

10/19/1867 5/15/1890 10/17/1889 10/16/1872 10/13/1871 10/19/1898 11/21/1975

10/10/1868 10/13/1870 10/13/1881 10/16/1872 10/12/1882 9/26/1907

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INDEX FOR 2007 PROCEEDINGS Address of Grand Master ................................................................. Area Meeting ............................................................................... Itinerary ....................................................................................... Announcements of M.W. Grand Master Elect-M. Robert Berger Appointed to Grand Line ............................................................ Time and Place of the 187th Annual Communication September 2008 ............................................... Biographical Sketch of M.W. Grand Master M. Robert Berger ..... Call From Labor ................................................................................ Call to Labor ...................................................................................... Call to Order ...................................................................................... C2A-Chance to Advance ................................................................... Consents and Permissions ................................................................ Dispensations .................................................................................... Officer Lists Past Grand Masters .................................................................... Committee List 2006-2007 ............................................................... District Deputy Grand Masters (2006-2007) .................................. Regional Grand Lecturers ................................................................ District Deputy Grand Lecturers (2006-2007) ................................ Grand Lecturers Emeritus ............................................................... 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 (2006-2007) ................................................... Grand Representatives Appointed and Recommended .................. Grand Representatives To and From Missouri ............................... Installation Installation Officers .................................................................... Grand Lodge Officers (2007-2008) ............................................. Introductions Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri ..................... District Deputy Grand Masters ................................................. Grand Lecturers Emeritus ......................................................... Regional Grand Lecturers .......................................................... District Deputy Grand Lecturers ............................................... Grand Lodge Officers 2006-2007 ............................................... 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 ............................................. Representatives of Adoptive Bodies of the Masonic Family of Missouri .............................................

12 13, 104 19 167 167 4 23, 63 23 8 22, 109 109 61, 104 169 171 173 174 174 170 62 12 111 111 63 59 5, 6 16, 110 198 167 168, 175 11 11 11 11 11 7 9 9 8 10 10


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List of Elected Officers of the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. of Missouri from its Organization: April 23, 1821 .............................................. 176 Lodge Directory in Districts ............................................................. 202 Roll of “Dead Lodges” organized 1821 ............................................. 181 Nominations for Masonic Home Board of Directors ....................... 12 Opening ........................................................................................ 8 Order of the Past Master .................................................................. 63 Past Grand Masters of Missouri (Living) ........................................ 169 Photographs Grand Master M. Robert Berger (2006-2007) ........................... 3 Grand Lodge Officers (2006-2007) ............................................. 5 Presentation of Awards Grand Lodge Achievement Awards (2006-2007) ....................... 65 Truman Award ............................................................................ 63, 64 Lodge Secretary of the Year ........................................................ 64 Round Robin Winner ................................................................... 61, 139 Masonic Service Month ............................................................... 69 Masonic Public Relations ........................................................... 69 Ritual Awards .............................................................................. 103 Proposed and Withdrawn 2007 ........................................................ 161 Proposed Amendments for Action in 2008 Section 9.060 Incorporation (Lodge of Research) .................... 164 Section 25.060 Lodge of Research (Library Proposal) .............. 165 Section 7.060 Stated Communications ...................................... 166 Resolution (Masonic Youth Organizations) ............................... 166 Report of Auditor ............................................................................... 43 Report of the Grand Lecturer ........................................................... 101 Report of the Grand Secretary ......................................................... 104 50 Year Recipients ....................................................................... 112 Statistics as of June 30, 2007 ..................................................... 127 Report of the Grand Treasurer ........................................................ 129 Report of the Masonic Home of Missouri President ....................... 23 Report of the Lodge of Research ...................................................... 143 Report of Committees: By-Laws ....................................................................................... 71 Chartered Lodges ........................................................................ 71 Correspondence ........................................................................... 75 Credentials .................................................................................. 8, 126 Forms and Ceremonies ............................................................... 101 Grand Lodge Supervisory Building ........................................... 70 Jurisprudence .............................................................................. 61 Masonic Board of Relief .............................................................. 142 Masonic Children’s Foundation ................................................. 159 Masonic Education ...................................................................... 133 Masonic Scholarship ................................................................... 139 Mileage and Per Diem ................................................................ 128 Necrology ..................................................................................... 133 Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges ........................................ 135


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