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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 Most Worshipful Brother Larry C. Reynolds Grand Master 2009-2010   Larry C. Reynolds was born January 13, 1945 in Gainesville, Missouri, and attended public schools there, graduating High School in 1963. Following graduation he moved to Springfield, Missouri, where he was employed by the Ozark News Agency until volunteering for the Armed Services in 1965. MWB Reynolds served 3 years in the US Army, obtaining the rank of SP5-E5, before his discharge in 1968. While in the Army he spent one year in Viet Nam and the remainder of his enlistment at various bases in the United States. During this time, he married in 1966, and Larry and his wife Bettie have one daughter, Deanna, son-in-law Alan Estes, and grandsons Austin and Nathan. After discharge from the army, Larry was employed by Kraft Foods in Springfield, where he retired after over 32 years of service. While with Kraft Foods, he attended Southwest Missouri State University, majoring in Business Administration.   He and Bettie are members of First Baptist Church in Rogersville, Mo.   MWB Larry’s Masonic career began in Gainesville, Missouri, in 1969. He was initiated in April 1969, passed in May, and raised to the sublime Degree of Master Mason in June, 1969. He transferred to Henderson Lodge #477, in 1971, becoming Worshipful Master in 1985, and again in 2000-01. Larry has served several Grand Masters as a Grand Officer, and has also served on several committees, including Scholarship, Long Range Planning, and Masonic Education, of which he was appointed Chairman by MWB Glenn Means. In 1988, MWB Bob Jenkins appointed him DDGM of his district, where he served for 6 years. RWB John Siscel in 1998 appointed him to the advancing line for the Missouri Lodge of Research. MWB Reynolds also holds membership in the National Sojourners #63 Kansas City, and Old Glory Camp, Heroes of 76.   He is a member of Scottish Rite, Valley of Joplin, where he works in the 9th, 10th, 11th and 15th degrees, and is director of the 13th degree, being awarded the Knight Commander Court of Honor (KCCH), in 2001. He serves on the Valley of Joplin’s Board for their Speech and Hearing Clinic.   He is also very active in Abou-Ben-Adhem Shrine where he is a member of several units and clubs, including Marching Patrol and The Ritual Cast. Both he and Bettie are Twenty Five year Members of the Order of Eastern Star of Missouri.   MWB Reynolds’ hobbies include reading, fishing, hunting, and riding his ATV.

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Larry C. Reynolds..................................................................... Grand Master 443 Wildwood Dr, Rogersville 65742 Gail S. Turner....................................................................Deputy Grand Master 106 Haliburton, Brookfield 64628 John W. Hess......................................................................Senior Grand Warden 125 Groom Ave., Liberty 64068-2419 David L. Ramsey................................................................Junior Grand Warden 2709 North Lincoln, Kirksville 63501 Nicholas R. Cichielo................................................................... Grand Treasurer 16815 Ashberry Circle Dr., Chesterfield 63005 Ronald D. Miller..........................................................................Grand Secretary 605 Adens Woods Ct, Columbia 65201 Randall J. Jones........................................................................... Grand Lecturer 4005 State Hwy KK, Rogersville 65742 Jon B. Broyles.....................................................................Senior Grand Deacon 1427 Carriage Bridge Trail, Ballwin 63021 David Haywood...................................................................Junior Grand Deacon 1335 Greenmar Dr., Fenton, 63026-3350 Brent Stewart....................................................................Senior Grand Steward 5325 South Bearfield Rd., Columbia 65201 Richard L. Smith...............................................................Junior Grand Steward 830 Coalport Drive, St. Louis 63141-6013 Ronald D. Jones................................................................Senior Grand Marshal 418 Chestnut, Odessa 64076 Tom Truman......................................................................Junior Grand Marshal 19300 Colony Ct., Independence 64058 Robert T. (Tim) Thomas.......................................................Grand Sword Bearer 50 Apple Farm Rd., Crane MO 65633 Gregory D. West......................................................................Grand Pursuivant 3536 West Winchester Road, Springfield 65807 Dale C. West................................................................................ Grand Chaplain 2109 Crestline Drive, Kirksville 63501 James R. Fiete............................................................................. Grand Chaplain 2201 Parkridge Ave., Brentwood 63144-1639 Robert C. (Craig) Carter............................................................. Grand Chaplain RR 1, Box 3548, Ava 65608 Rev. Dale R. Roller...................................................................... Grand Chaplain 273 Payne Dr., Sparta 65753 Murray W. Hochberg.................................................................. Grand Chaplain 28 Queenbrook Place, St. Louis 63132 Brent T. Hunt.............................................................................. Grand Chaplain 309 Fleeman St., St. Joseph 64504 G. Sam Montgomery....................................................................... Grand Orator 2741 East Imperial Circle, Springfield 65804 Paul G. Gregory............................................................................... Grand Orator 3983 N. Courtney Circle, Springfield 65803 Billy J. Beatty.....................................................................................Grand Tiler 5629 Hwy. 13, Brighton 65617-7172


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One Hundred Eighty Ninth Annual Communication

Monday Morning   The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri convened in the One Hundred Eighty-Ninth Annual Communications on Monday and Tuesday, September 27th and 28th, 2010 at the Holiday Inn Select, Columbia, Missouri.   Most Worshipful Past Grand Master Jimmie D. Lee introduced the following officers who entered the assembled area and proceeded to their respective stations:

Grand Tiler-Billy J. Beatty, Brighton Grand Orator-Paul G. Gregory, Springfield Grand Chaplain-Brent T. Hunt, St. Joseph Grand Chaplain-Murray W. Hochberg, St. Louis Grand Chaplain-Rev. Dale R. Roller, Sparta Grand Chaplain-Robert Craig Carter, Ava Grand Chaplain-James R. Fiete, Brentwood Grand Chaplain-Dale C. West, Kirksville Grand Sword Bearer-Robert T. Thomas, Crane Junior Grand Marshal-Thomas L. Truman, Independence Senior Grand Marshal-Ronald D. Jones, Odessa Junior Grand Steward-Richard L. Smith, St. Louis Senior Grand Steward-Brent Stewart, Columbia Junior Grand Deacon-David W. Haywood, Fenton Senior Grand Deacon-Jon B. Broyles, Ballwin Grand Lecturer-Randall J. Jones, Rogersville Grand Secretary-Ronald D. Miller, Columbia Grand Treasurer-Nicholas R. Cichielo, Chesterfield Junior Grand Warden-David L. Ramsey, Kirksville Senior Grand Warden-John W. Hess, Liberty Deputy Grand Master-Gail S. Turner, Brookfield

  M.W. Jimmie D. Lee, PGM called up the Grand Lodge for the reception of the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, Most Worshipful Brother Larry C. Reynolds of Rogersville, Missouri. The Grand Lodge welcomed Most Worshipful Reynolds 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.   M.W. Brother Jimmie D. Lee, PGM, presented Most Worshipful Grand Master Larry C. Reynolds with the Gavel of Authority, who with a rap of the gavel, seated the Grand Lodge.

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  Most Worshipful Larry C. Reynolds welcomed everyone to the One Hundred Eighty-Ninth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri and introduced the Honor Guard from Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. The United States flag, bearing the colors of our country, was carried in with great distinction by the Ft. Wood Honor Guard. The U. S. Flag was presented in the East. OPENING   Singing of the Star Spangled Banner was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, led by M.W. Grand Master Larry C. Reynolds. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the Missouri flag and Missouri Masonic flag were carried in by the Heroes of ’76 Honor Guard. MW Reynolds, with the assistance of the Grand Officers, opened the One Hundred Eighty-Ninth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge on the Third Degree of Freemasonry in accordance with Missouri Ritual. Opening prayer was offered by R.W. Brother Rev. Dale R. Roller, Grand Chaplain.   Following the opening prayer by R.W. Grand Chaplain Roller, M.W. Grand Master Reynolds called upon R. W. Grand Orator Paul G. Gregory to speak on the principles upheld by the theme of the 2009-2010 Masonic year, “Educate to Motivate”. PRELIMINARY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS   The Committee on Credentials hereby certifies that there is a quorum present at the Grand Lodge Communication held at Columbia, Missouri on September 27 and 28, 2010. 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 INTRODUCTION OF MOST WORSHIPFUL PAST GRAND MASTERS OF MISSOURI Right Worshipful Grand Sword Bearer Robert T. Thomas and Right Worshipful Senior Grand Deacon Jon B. Broyles presented and introduced the Past Grand Masters in attendance.

M.W. Brother J Morgan Donelson (1969-1970) M.W. Brother James A. Noland, Jr. (1977-1978) M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider (1984-1985) M.W. Brother P. Vincent Kinkead (1986-1987) M.W. Brother Robert D. Jenkins (1988-1989) M.W. Dan F. Cole (1990-1991) M.W. Brother Dale C. Motter (1993-1994) M.W. Brother Gordon E. Hopkins (1994-1995) M.W. Brother Donald E. Scott (1996-1997) M.W. Brother Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. (1999-2000)


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M.W. Brother Freddie D. Adams (2000-2001) M.W. Brother Glenn E. Means (2001-2002) M.W. Brother Jimmie D. Lee (2002-2003) M.W. Brother Stanley M. Thompson (2003-2004) M.W. Brother Dr. Elmer E. Revelle (2004-2005) M.W. Brother William A. Martin (2005-2006, Oregon) M.W. Brother Bruce R. Austin (2007-2008) M.W. Brother Rocky E. Weaver (2008-2009)

  Led by the Senior Grand Deacon, the Grand Lodge saluted the Past Grand Masters with Grand Honors.   M.W. Brother J Morgan Donelson, PGM, responded to the welcome for the Missouri Past Grand Masters. INTRODUCTION OF THE GRAND MASTERS AND PAST GRAND MASTERS OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS   Most Worshipful Brother Ed Bousquet, Grand Master of Oregon   Most Worshipful Brother Dean Behrens, Grand Master of South Dakota   Most Worshipful Brother L. Kent Needham, Grand Master of Kansas   Right Worshipful Brother Junior Grand Deacon David W. Haywood introduced and presented the 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 M.W. Kent Needham, Grand Master of Kansas.   Most Worshipful Brother Carroll M. Curtis, Past Grand Master of Kentucky   PGM Curtis was introduced and given the Grand Honors and asked to speak by M.W. Reynolds, whereupon he was escorted to

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INTRODUCTION OF THE GRAND MASTER AND GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FROM THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI F. & A.M.-PRINCE HALL AFFILIATION                    

Most Worshipful Edward J. Johnson, Grand Master, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri Right Worshipful Henry Willis, Junior Grand Warden, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri Right Worshipful Theopholis Charles, Grand Secretary, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri Past Master Byron Hams, Fraternal Relations Committee, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri Past Master Mario Gaitan, Grand Senior Steward, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri INTRODUCTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FROM OTHER GRAND JURISDICTIONS

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  Right Worshipful Brother Walter W. Rogers, Grand Junior Warden of the Grand Lodge of Texas   Right Worshipful Brother Thomas L. Hauder, Grand Senior Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska   Right Worshipful Brother Jerry L. LeVay, Past Senior Grand Warden and Chairman of the Committee on Division & Reference of the Grand Lodge of Iowa   Right Worshipful Brother Senior Grand Steward Brent Stewart introduced and presented the Grand Lodge Officers of other Jurisdictions. Response was given by R.W. Brother Walter W. Rogers, Grand Junior Warden of the Grand Lodge of Texas. The Senior Grand Steward escorted the Grand Officers of other jurisdictions to their seats by way of the East. INTRODUCTION OF APPENDANT BODIES   C.C. McLemore III-Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Missouri   James G. Haddox, Most Illustrious Grand Master, Grand Council Cryptic Masons of the State of Missouri.   Sir Knight Russell S. Hanson, Right Eminent Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of the State of Missouri   Robert W. Cockerham, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Missouri; Executive Officer, Missouri International Order of DeMolay   Mitchell C. Weinsting, Grand Venerable Prophet, Grottos of North America   Mark Young, Potentate, Moila Temple, Oasis of St. Joseph   Roger Wreath, President of Missouri Association of Masonic High Twelve Clubs   M.W. Grand Master Reynolds asked Right Worshipful Brother David L. Ramsey to introduce those representatives of the Appendant Bodies of Missouri present. Response was given by Russell S. Hanson, Grand Commander of Knights Templar of the State of Missouri. Representatives were escorted to the East by R.W.B. Ramsey. INTRODUCTION OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS   R.W. Brother Ronald D. Jones, Senior Grand Marshal, presented the District Deputy Grand Masters, who stood at their chairs in the auditorium to receive words of appreciation from Most Worshipful Grand Master Larry C. Reynolds. Grand Master Reynolds commended them on their tireless and faithful service to the Masonic Fraternity. INTRODUCTION OF THE 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 as well, to receive words of appreciation from Most Worshipful Grand Master Reynolds. Grand Lecturer Jones also acknowledged R.W. Grand Lecturer Emeritus James Spencer for those assembled.


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INTRODUCTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI   Deputy Grand Master Gail S. Turner, 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 Barry V. Cundiff Right Worshipful Brother William E. Zimmerman Right Worshipful Brother Thomas L. Truman Right Worshipful Brother W. Webb Edwards Right Worshipful Brother Harvey R. Soule Brother Larry D. Harman Right Worshipful Brother John W. Siscel III Right Worshipful Brother H. Keith Neese, Executive Director   Plaques were presented to Larry D. Harman and John W. Siscel III for their dedicated service as members of the Masonic Home of Missouri Board of Directors. R.W.B. Neese then asked to approach the East, whereupon he presented a plaque of appreciation to R.W. Deputy Grand Master Turner for his dedication and leadership as President of the Masonic Home Board for 2009-2010. R.W.B. Neese further presented a plaque to M.W. Grand Master Reynolds for his five years of service to the Masonic Home Board of Directors. ELECTIONS FOR THE MASONIC HOME BOARD OF DIRECTORS R.W. Brother Turner informed the members of the Grand Lodge of the need for an election of two new board members to fill the vacancies created for the term that just ended. M.W. Reynolds announced that nominations would now be in order for the Masonic Home Board of Directors. M.W. Elmer E. Revelle nominated W.B. Steve Duncan, Chamois Lodge No. 185. M.W. Bruce Austin nominated R.W.B. Fred Neal, Morley Lodge No. 184. No other nominations were made. G.M. Reynolds called for a show of hands to elect the two to serve on the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home Board. Both nominees were elected to serve. ADDRESS OF THE GRAND MASTER To the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri:   Brethren, I am pleased to welcome you to the 189th Annual communication of The Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Missouri. In compliance with our constitution and bylaws, I would like to inform you of my official acts, my observations and recommendations concerning our craft. AREA MEETINGS   There were eight area meetings for this Grand Lodge year. We started Oct 3 and finished November 8, 2009. They were very well attended and a lot of useful information was shared with the Grand Line and the Brethren in attendance. This kicked off the sale of the special coins we had minted for this year. My


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theme, “Educate to Motivate,” printed on the coin brought a message which most, if not all the Brethren, could relate to and benefit from. My goal was to raise $10,000.00 and thanks to you, my brethren, we exceeded that goal.   My thanks to my Grand Line, both advancing and appointed, who helped make this year such a success. I would also like to mention Keith Neese, Executive Director of the Masonic Home; Sara Snodderly, PR Director for the Home; and Lori Cichielo, all of whom were always willing to help while we were putting together the Power Point presentations for the area meetings. I have relied on Lori many, many times this year. Thank you, Lori. A full listing of the area meetings and where they were held are in the report of my itinerary. MASONIC CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION (MOCHIP)   What can I say about the MCF that has not already been said? It is, without a doubt, the finest PR tool we as Missouri Masons have ever had. Of course the need was there and unfortunately will remain, so we rose to the challenge and devised MoCHIP in order to become proactive in safeguarding Missouri’s children. Because of our efforts we have been instrumental in recovering SEVEN children across the state. I have been privileged to witness many major milestones from the inception of the MoCHIP program. When I was vice president of the foundation we did our first event in Rogersville, Mo and eighty-three children were ID’d during a driving rainstorm. I happened to be in a hospital bed recovering from three surgeries while this was going on, though several of my Grand Officers as well as my lodge, Henderson #477, were there to make sure the event went on as scheduled.   There are too many of my Lodge brothers to mention by name, so thank you all from the bottom of my heart. From that humble beginning to seeing the 100,000th Child ID’d in Independence, Mo. in May of this year, is a wonderful feeling. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Nick and Lori Cichielo, the Regional Coordinators, and all who make up our MoCHIP teams. We have accomplished so much on so many levels for the safety of our kids. Though there were many, this had to be one of the major highlights of my year. SPECIAL RECOGNITION   I cannot adequately express my appreciation to Most Worshipful Brother, Jimmie D. Lee, for entrusting me with the opportunity to serve the craft these past eight years as part of the advancing line. My, those years have passed so quickly. Most Worshipful Sir, I hope I have not failed you.   To my lady, Bettie Jean, the love of my life, who has supported me throughout my entire Masonic trip. From the time I joined the fraternity in 1969 to the present, she has always been there to encourage me, to pick me up when my spirits were low, and to celebrate with me when things were great. Thank you is not enough, but it is all I can say. My love always.   To my Grand Officers, thank you for taking care of me this past year. I truly feel I have had the best line ever assembled.


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MASONIC YOUTH   As always, the Grand Lodge has supported, and will continue to support our youth on every level. I would like to express my thanks to the youth committee for all their hard work throughout this year. I owe a special thank you to R. W. B. David Haywood, Junior Grand Deacon, for filling in for me on those special occasions with the youth when I was otherwise engaged. David was never too busy to help the Grand Lodge Line and me whenever he was asked. Also one who worked with the youth and also handled my Web site for the whole year, R.W.B. Jon Broyles, thank you Jon, it is good to have a computer guru on your team. MASONIC MUSEUM AND LIBRARY   The plans for the library are coming along very well and the museum continues to be a vital part of our complex. I can tell you that visitors from everywhere are coming to see our world class museum. On Wednesday afternoon, the day after I was installed as Grand Master, I was at the complex and had the pleasure to guide two couples through the Museum and later received an email and pictures that the couples had taken of my apron and collar, as well as pictures of different Masonic subjects from throughout the world, ranging from the first known Lady Worshipful Master of a Lodge, to a memorial for the Masons who died at the Alamo. What a pleasure it is to meet and greet our visitors to our illustrious complex. When I grow up, I may just become a campus tour guide at our complex. MASONIC HOME   The Masonic Home continues to evolve under the direction and leadership of the Board of Directors for the home. We were very fortunate to secure the services of R.W.B. Keith Neese, as the Executive Director for the past several months. Our Outreach Program is becoming a model for other Jurisdictions and many other States are looking to us for guidance. My sincere thanks to Keith and his staff for making the last two years such a joy. TRIPS   In early Oct. 2009, just after Grand Lodge, I was invited to speak at the Grand Chapter of O.E.S. What an honor to share some time with our Sisters and Brothers from across the State, and other Jurisdictions, who are members of the O.E.S. In February of 2010, I had the pleasure of traveling to Washington D.C., for the conference of Grand Masters of North America. The conference was very enlightening and Bettie and I enjoyed being with our own delegation as well as renewing friendships with those we had met over the years. The special event held at the Masonic Memorial is something I will remember forever. In late June, Bettie and I attended the Grand Lodge Session of Montana held in Missoula. I had the honor of speaking at the session and told the Brethren that since Missouri had chartered Montana, I was there to see how our “kids” were doing. I am happy to report that our kids are doing very well. Though there membership is very small by comparison due to their states population, the percentage of Masons per capita is the highest in the USA. We were treated like royalty for the entire session. Over the Fourth of July, Bettie and I attended the Imperial Shrine Session held in Toronto, Canada. If there was a courtesy


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that was not extended, I have no idea what it could have been   We attended the Ball for the incoming Potentates of Moila Shrine, Mark Young, and Russ Baird, of Abou Ben Adhem. Mark and his staff made sure every detail of our visit to St. Joe was taken care of. Like wise, Russ and his staff made Bettie and I feel part of the Shrine Family when we visited Abou Ben Adhem. I was at the first meeting of the newly designated Noble Lodge at Moolah Shrine Center. This was a very special occasion for Shrine and Grand Lodge. I was received very warmly at the Grand Commandary Annual meeting held in Osage Beach, where I was honored to share a few thoughts with my Brethren.   In mid July, I paid a visit to Prince Hall Grand Lodge Annual communication, where again my Officers and I were received so warmly. We had the pleasure of sharing the opening of Grand Lodge, as well as sharing a meal with the Grand Line of Prince Hall. What a wonderful fellowship and visit we had. In mid October 2009, several of my Grand Officers went with me to Bella Vista Ark. to be with me in presenting a fifty-year jewel to my brother, James A. Reynolds. James has had a series of mini strokes and as a result has lost his short-term memory. But he was able to sit in a wheel chair for the ceremony and visit with my Grand Officers and myself. What a memory I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Another fifty-year jewel that stands out was the presentation of the jewel to M.W.B. Jimmie D. Lee. Jimmie and James were both entitled to receive the Jewel earlier in the year, but I told them both, not until I am installed as Grand Master. R.W.B. Gail Turner, Jimmie’s other Son, offered the closing Prayer at Jimmie’s presentation. GRAND LODGE OFFICE   I have no words that have not been used before to describe the people who make up the Grand Lodge office staff, those who are now there, and those who have gone on to other things. The ladies in the office, Adriene, Christi, Becky, Jane and Barbara, who form the Cadre, are now, and will continue to be, simply the best. After having called Adriene about six times in one afternoon, I remarked if she had about three like me, she would never get anything done. I received this bit of wisdom in reply: That’s why we only have ONE Grand Master. I’ll buy that. GRAND SECRETARY   I feel that this individual needed a separate heading in my report. Ron Miller has been my friend, and my mentor for over twenty years. We were on the Education Committee together where we had the pleasure of driving R. W. B. Richard Smith, chairman of the committee, half crazy. I have relied on Ron’s ‘coaching” all those years, and he has never failed me. We may not always agree, but when we come out of a meeting, we come out as a united front. I believe that most, if not all, of my advancing line, are developing to a degree, that relationship with Ron. I would urge my officers to do so. As Past Grands have said before, and I agree, he is the best. Ron, my friend, thank you for these years, not just this past year, but the thought and training that brought me to this point. Ron’s integrity and behavior is something for all Masons to aspire to.


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DISPENSATIONS, DECISIONS AND EDICTS   The list of dispensations and decisions that were made during the year are listed in another report, but I would like to address a couple of my decisions. They are related as to their need. The first one occurred when I was contacted by a DDGM telling me that a young man (then seventeen) wished to join the fraternity. Because he was being deployed to a war zone on a certain date, his petition needed to be presented before he turned eighteen in order for it to lay over the required thirty days. The young man would turn eighteen before the ballot and of course before the conferral of his First degree. I made the decision to allow this to take place. Another one I granted permission for accelerated Degrees was also being deployed to a combat zone.   An Edict I had written concerned the conferral or exemplifying of the degree of Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, or Master Mason From the Albert Pike Ritual. Only the three degrees recognized and practiced by the Grand Lodge of Missouri, will be allowed to be exemplified or conferred without the written permission of the Grand Master. This does not conflict with the degree teams in Missouri or elsewhere as long as the teams follow the established procedure that has been, and is being practiced for such occurrences. And it certainly does not affect our C2A classes. TRIALS   Complaints were made against a Brother from Northeast Missouri. The Grievance Committee I appointed reported just cause for the complaints so a trial was ordered. This commission reported to me in mid July with the finding that the Brother would receive a demit from his Lodge that could be used in another Lodge providing it was not in a five county area from his Home Lodge. He also would be prevented from engaging in any Masonic activity inside that five county area. The ones who filed the complaints and the accused accepted this finding from the trial commission. CONCLUSION   How can you sum up twenty years of association with an organization in a few words? My journey for the Grand Lodge started in 1988 when I was appointed DDGM for the old 45th District. Little did I dream of what that would lead to in a little over twenty years. My observations through the years would lead me to make the recommendation of continuing the programs we currently have. Scholarships, MoChip, Youth Program, and the others we enjoy and are making work, I would wish to keep. Perhaps new programs will come along in the future, but let us make sure they are worth taking time away from the programs that are showing this success we are enjoying. It has been a wonderful ride, and I thank the Great Architect of Heaven and Earth for providing me with this chance to serve our gentle craft. From the ranks I came, to the ranks I will soon returneth. Fraternally, Larry C. Reynolds, Grand Master 2009-2010


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M.W.B. LARRY C. REYNOLDS TRAVEL SCHEDULE 2009-2010 DATE OF EVENT 9/22/2009 9/28/2009 9/29/2009 10/03/2009 10/03/2009

LOCATION Holiday Inn Exec Ctr, Columbia Carl Junction Acacia Lodge Columbia West Plains Rogersville

10/04/2009

Columbia and Fulton

10/05/2009 10/10/2009

Columbia and Fulton Joplin, Bella Vista, Branson

10/11/2009 10/12/1009 10/14/2009

Columbia Solomon Lodge, Springfield Columbia

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Columbia

10/18/2009 10/23/2009 10/24/2009

Buckner Lodge Cape Girardeau Webster Groves St. Louis

10/25/2009

Agalbil-Freedom St. Louis

10/30/2009 10/31/2009 10/31/2009 11/02/2009

St. Joesph Independence Buckner Springfield

11/05/2009

Emmenience

11/06/2009 11/07/2009

Kirksville Columbia

11/07/2009

Jefferson City

11/19/2009

Springfield

11/20/2009

Warrensburg

11/20/2009

Columbia

EVENT Installation as Grand Master Stated Meeting 100 yr. Meeting Area Meeting Reception for GM and 50 yr. Pin Set up MHM Golf Tour. Play in Tour. Area Meet, 50 yr pin in Ark. Install at Branson Grand Chapter 50 yr. Pin Grand Chapter Installation WGM Reception and Masonic Home Install Officers Area Meeting Area Meeting MCF meeting Past Masters Breakfast Area Meeting Area Meeting York Rite (speak) Official visit Daylight #678 Official visit & 3rd Degree Area Meeting Area Meeting &GL committees Speak anniver. Dinner Jefferson Lodge 50 yr.Pins (5) Gate of the Temple Met with prospective Member Masonic Home Board Dinner


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Columbia

11/21/2009

Columbia

11/23/2009

St. Clair

12/01/2009

Maryland Heights

12/02/2009

St. Louis

12/02/2009

Webster Groves

12/04/2009 12/05/2009

Springfield Springfield

12/07/2009

Pleasant Hope

12/09/2009

Sparta

12/11/2009

Branson

12/14/2009

Anderson

12/14/2009

Sparta

12/14/2009 12/18/2009

Rogersville Columbia

12/19/2009

Columbia

12/21/2009

Rogersville Mt.Olive

12/26/2009

Neosho

12/26/2009

Bella Vista, Ark

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Springfield

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Sparta Mokane

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Columbia

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Columbia

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Columbia

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Willow Springs Thomasville

Official Visit Woodside Lodge Endowment Meeting Meet with Past Grand Gardenville/Cache Official visit “Coon Dinner” 50yr pin Official visit Moila Shrine Official visit Potentate’s Ball Overland-Occidental Official visit 60 yr pin

01/26/2010

Sparta

01/28/2010

St. Louis

01/30/2010 02/01/2010 02/05/2010

Pleasant Hill Joplin St. Joseph

02/06/2010 02/11/2010

St. Joseph St. Louis

02/12/2010

Columbia

02/13/2010

Columbia

02/18—24/2010

Washington D.C.

02/25/2010

Sparta

02/26/2010

Branson

03/01/2010 03/02/2010 03/03/2010

Warrensburg Buckner St. Joesph

03/04/2010 03/06/2010 03/06/2010

Trenton Aurora Springfield

03/08/2010

Sparta

03/12/2010

Rogersville

03/13/2010

Springfield

Funeral Past chaplain Henderson #477

03/14/2010

Kimberling City

03/19-20/2010

Columbia

03/22/2010 03/26/2010

Branson Sparta

Ground Breaking Table Rock Lodge Masonic Home Board Degree Work Official Visit

Masonic Home Board Masonic Home Board Grand Master’s Conference Family Weekend Planning committee Meeting at Family weekend Site Official Visit Official Visit Saxton Lodge Official Visit Official Visit Mochip Abou Ben Adhem Potentate’s Ball Past Grand and members Vistation Past chaplain Henderson #477


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Rogersville Sparta Aurora Maryville

04/06/2010

Kansas City

04/07/2010

Columbia/St. Louis

04/08/2010

Harrisburg

04/09/2010

Columbia

04/10/2010

Columbia

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Lamar

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Verona

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St. Louis

04/17/2010

St. Louis

04/18/2010

St. Louis

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Branson

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Ozark

04/22/2010

Springfield

O4/23/2010

Springfield

04/24/2010

Whitewater

04/27/2010

Ozark

04/28/2010 04/29/2010

Osceola Lebanon

04/30/2010

Sparta

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Verona

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Degree Work Past Grand meeting Meet with Candidate Official Visit (Dist) Nodaway Lodge Official Visit (Dist) East Gate Lodge Masonic Complex/ Gavel Club Official visit/Ancient Landmark National Chip Foundation National Chip Foundation Official visit and 50 yr pin Canopy Lodge/ Degree Work Masonic Home dinner and meeting Masonic Home Board Meeting/ Grand Lodge Grand Masters Breakfast Branson Lodge/50 yr pin Planning meeting for Edu. Conference Speak at Shrine Director’s Assoc. President’s night Shrine Director’s Assoc Whitewater Lodge/50 yr pin Ozark Lodge Degree Work Degree Work Leclede Lodge Official Visit Meet with Past Grand Canopy Lodge Degree Work Official Visit (District) 50 yr pin


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05/07/2010

Independence

Midwest Education Conference Midwest Education conference Midwest Conference Closing Criterion Lodge/ Official Visit 25 yr pins Speak to Grand York Rite Deputy Grand Planning Session Cornerstone for Federal building Lathrop Lodge Official Visit Summit Lodge Official Visit/50 yr pin Distinguished Guest committee Grand Master’s C2A Class Masonic Home Board Meet W/Divan Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Canopy Lodge Degree Work Official Visit Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Shrine Ceremonal and Parade George Washington Lodge Presentation Official Visit Pickens in the Park Practice Music (GM Weekend) Family Weekend Grand Lodge Session

05/08/2010

Independence

05/09/2010

Independence

05/11/2010

Alba

05/14/2010

Osage Beach

05/15/2010

Buckner

05/16/2010

Excelsior Springs

05/17/2010

Lathrop

05/18/2010

Lee’s Summit

05/21/2010

Columbia

05/22/2010

Columbia

05/23/2010

Columbia

05/27/2010

Springfield

06/01/2010

Verona

06/03/2010 06/04/2010

Galena Springfield

06/05/2010

Springfield

06/08/2010

St. Louis

06/10/2010 06/12/2010 06/16/2010

Piedmont Walnut Grove Ozark

06/17,18,19,20,2010 06/21----28,2010

Branson Montana

07/3----8,2010 07/11/2010

Toronto,can. Alba

Imperial Shrine Criterion Lodge Appendant Bodies (50yr) pins

07/14/2010

Columbia

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07/15/2010

Gallitan

07/16/2010 07/17/2010

Independence Kansas City

07/18/2010

Richmond

07/22/2010

Pat Jones Ranch Strafford

07/23/2010

Sparta

07/24/2010

Bakersfield

08/03-08/2010 08/13/2010

Colorado Springs, Co. Billings Lodge

08/14/2010 08/19-21/2010

Complex Columbia Complex Columbia

08/24/2010

Kimberling City

Table Rock Lodge Installation of Officers

09/01/2010 09/03/2010

Bella Vista, Ark Sparta

09/09/2010

Rogersville

09/10/2010 09/11/2010

Columbia Leclede

09/12/2010

Jefferson City

09/16/2010

Rogersville

09/18/2010

Gainesville

50 yr. Member Visit Meeting, Past Grand Master Meeting, investigation committee Meeting at Complex Dedication of Pershing Monument Installation of Officers # 43 Stated Communication Parade, Robert Burns #496 Float Meeting at Columbia Church Rededication 1st Degree Conferral Meeting at Masonic Complex Setting up Grand Lodge MHB, Jurisprudence, Grand Officer Meeting Grand Lodge Communication

09/18/2010

Columbia

09/19/2010 09/21/2010 09/23/2010

Green City Rogersville Columbia

09/24/2010

Columbia

09/25/2010

Columbia

09/26,27,28/2010

Columbia

Met with Gallitan members Mason Home Dinner Masonic Home Complex (KC) Dedication of Building Abou Ben Adhem Corn Roast Breakfast Meeting Past Grand Install Officers Bayou Lodge Jobies International 50 Yr. Jewel Presentation DDGM Training Masonic Home Board-Jurisprudence Com.


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri   President Abraham Lincoln has been attributed as saying, “Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” These words of the 16th president of the United States of America are words that could be spoken by a multitude of the men whom we call brother. They are also words that we can speak on behalf of those brothers whom “we shall see on earth no more.”   In their living they have made the world a better place both by ridding it of the thistles – those things that would harm and destroy, and by planting – by doing those deeds of kindness that makes life better for themselves and others.   We pay our respect this day to the memory of all our Masonic brethren in Missouri who have passed from our sight this year, including the following Right Worshipful Brothers: R.W.B. Clarence L. Alumbaugh was a member of Buckner Lodge No. 501. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1972, 1973 and 1974. Right Worshipful Alumbaugh passed away on March 28 2010. R.W.B. Michael F. Armstrong was a member of Rising Sun Lodge No. 13. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. He also served as Regional Grand Lecturer in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Right Worshipful Armstrong passed away on November 1 2009. R.W.B. Georgie D. Blagg was a member of Naylor Lodge No. 568. He served as District Deputy Grand Master in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Right Worshipful Blagg passed away on May 17 2010. R.W.B. Virgil E. Caldwell was a member of Western Star Lodge No. 15. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 2001,2002,2004,2005,2006,2007, 2008 and 2009. Right Worshipful Caldwell passed away on December 6 2009. R.W.B. Ralph W. Malan was a member of Trilumina Lodge No. 205. He served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999. Right Worshipful Malan passed away on December 18 2009. R.W.B. William A. Moore was a member of Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422. He served as Grand Chaplain in 1996. Right Worshipful Moore passed away on June 11 2010. R.W.B. James C. Paul was a member of Mokane Lodge No. 612. He served as District Deputy Grand Master in 2001 and 2003. He also served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 2002,2003,2004,2005 and 2006. Right Worshipful Paul passed away on March 23 2010. R.W.B. Grover G. Phillips was a member of Walker Lodge No. 605. He served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1977,1978,1979,1980 and 1981. Right Worshipful Phillips passed away on February 7 2010. R.W.B. Willard E. Rieffer was a member of Tyro Lodge No. 12. He served as District Deputy Grand Master in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Right Worshipful Rieffer passed away on April 12 2010.


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R.W.B. Danny D. Searcy was a member of Temple Gate Lodge No. 299. He served as District Deputy Grand Master in 2000. Right Worshipful Searcy passed away on March 31 2010. R.W.B. Herbert T. Shell was a member of Barnesville Lodge No. 353. He served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2006. Right Worshipful Shell passed away on October 24 2009. R.W.B. Edwin L. Smith was a member of Marceline Lodge No. 481. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1987 and 1989. Right Worshipful Smith passed away on April 26 2010. R.W.B. Walter S. Specie was a member of Pride of the West Lodge No. 179. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989. Right Worshipful Specie passed away on June 21 2010. R.W.B. Thomas E. Thurmon was a member of Troy Lodge No. 34. He served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1970, 1971 and 1972. Right Worshipful Thurmon passed away in June 16 2010. R.W.B. Robert D. Weikal was a member of Sedalia Lodge No. 236. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Right Worshipful Weikal passed away on July 30 2009. R.W.B. Leo G. Whitaker was a member of Trenton Lodge No. 111. He was District Deputy Grand Master in 1973. Right Worshipful Whitaker passed away on February 26 2010.   In addition to these Right Worshipful Brothers and the many brethren of our lodges who have answered the summons this year, we have said “farewell” to two Past Grand Masters. Most Worshipful Brother Gus O. Nations, who served as Grand Master during 1978-1979, passed from this life May 27, 2010. He was Initiated, Passed, and Raised in Purity Lodge #658 which later merged with Webster Groves Lodge #84. Most Worshipful Brother Nations was also a multiple member of Benjamin Franklin Lodge #642. He had a distinction that comes to very few men. Two of his sons also served the Grand Lodge of Missouri as Grand Masters: Most Worshipful Brother Jeffrey O. Nations, 1997-1998, and Most Worshipful Brother John M. Nations, 2005-2006. Most Worshipful Brother Walter L. ‘Bud’ Walker, who served as Grand Master during 1972-1973, departed this life August 20, 2010. He was Initiated, Passed, and Raised in Stella Lodge #538. Most Worship Brother Walker was a veteran of World War II and Korea. He was wounded in action and was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star. Our brother was very active in the Grand Lodge of Missouri until health no longer permitted his participation.   As we remember each of our departed brothers and, as we again affirm our belief that the Great Architect of the Universe has prepared an eternal home, we lift our hearts in gratitude for the lives that have touched ours and who are


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with God for all eternity.   Most Worshipful Grand Master, please call up the brethren for prayer.   Almighty and Eternal God, the Creator of the universe and all that is in it: we know that you love everything you have made and that you judge each of us with infinite mercy and justice. We rejoice that you have promised us the gifts of pardon, joy, and peace. In your mercy, turn the darkness of death into the dawn of new life, and the sorrow of parting into the joy of life eternal. This we ask in your holy name. Amen.

Fraternally Submitted,

Jimmie D. Lee, PGM Bruce R. Austin, PGM Elmer E. Revelle, PGM, Chairman WINNER OF ROUND ROBIN COMPETITION

  R.W. Randall J. Jones, Grand Lecturer, introduced the winner of the 20092010 Round Robin Ritual Competition. The Brother who best demonstrated Ritual Proficiency for 2009-10 was Brother Art Gentry, whose home Lodge is Lathrop Lodge No. 506. Finals for the Round Robin Competition were held at the Masonic Complex in Columbia. 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-Theordore 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 2008-Jerry L. Miles 2009-K. Bradley Scott 2010-Robert Arthur Gentry


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REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE MASONIC HOME BOARD   I write this annual report to bring attention to some of the activities of the Board of Directors and the Programs of the Masonic Home. One of my goals as President this past year was to implement measures to increase board effectiveness, more especially when an organization is Board driven as our Masonic Home. A few of the changes to how the Board works will be highlighted.   The objectives of these new measures was to increase the confidence of our new members coming onto the Board, bring a more complete awareness of our culture and history to returning members, and establish an environment that encourages full Board engagement and participation in governing this great Charity of our Grand Lodge, the Masonic Home of Missouri. New Board Functions   An Orientation Meeting was established to help acclimate our new Board Members to their important role. A historical perspective of the Masonic Home was presented to summarize both our corporate structure and our charitable programs. By-Laws, Policies, and Committee Functions of the Board were represented and highlighted. A detailed representation was provided of how our Outreach Program handles applications, approvals, and denials.   The role of the three Advisory Members of the Order of Eastern Star was expanded this past year. They accepted an invitation to attend and participate in Committee Meetings of the Board, giving them the opportunity to be more than just observers at the formal Board Meetings. All three ladies expressed appreciation for this inclusion, as it enhances their understanding of our Programs and how our Charities are administered.   This was the second year for a Board Member Workshop at the Masonic Complex in Columbia, which in effect evolved into a strategic planning session with specific emphasis on the legal “Objects and Purposes” of the Masonic Home. We had extensive discussion of our Articles of Incorporation, the ByLaws, our Mission Statement, our relationship with Grand Lodge, and how our Endowments are structured. Trends were reviewed with Outreach Services, Charitable Gifts, Fundraising, Investment Income, and expenses associated with administration and operation of the Kansas City Residential Facility. Life Care Era Ends   It is with regret that I report the death of Verna Sargent who passed away August 31, 2009. Verna was the last of the nearly 200 individuals covered under our “Life-Care/Asset Turnover Assistance Program” that was discontinued in 1990. This marks the end of an era for the Masonic Home of Missouri, and I take pride in certifying the satisfaction of the promise of my predecessors to fulfill our fraternal obligation to these individuals. Certification of Meetings Held   The Board held the prescribed Organizational and Annual Meetings mandated to be timed and located with the annual Grand Lodge Communications, as well as 11 regular monthly meetings. All were located in Columbia, Missouri except for one each in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Branson. There were no special


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meetings. The OES Advisory Board Members attended six of the monthly meetings and both the Organizational and Annual Meetings. Annual Audit   I am pleased to report the Independent Audit of our financial and accounting systems for the year ending June 30, 2010 certified conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and that there were no internal control deficiencies requiring corrective action. In addition, there were no adjustments to the financials as a result of the audit. My congratulations to the Executive Director, Finance Manager, and her staff. The Audit is appended to this Report and is hereby incorporated by reference therein. Outreach & Social Services   The Admission and Discipline Committee reviews every new application for Outreach Assistance on a monthly basis and makes recommendations to the Board for formal approval or denial. The committee also reviews and makes recommendations to the Board for on-going assessments that are conducted by the Outreach Staff on each individual receiving assistance.   For the fiscal year 2010, the “Outreach” Program expended $1,116,153 assisting 150 individuals and 2,469 children. The amount of financial assistance was $193,000 lower than last year, primarily due to the Board approved adjustment to the Partnership Program with Schools.   The Partnership Program with the schools was realigned to increase the involvement of the local lodges and truly make it a partnership, bringing it back in line to what was initially intended when the program was launched in 2003. Lodges and Chapters can now receive matching funds when qualifying needs are identified and preapproved. Public School involvement is still encouraged but not mandated. This past year 46 Lodges and 3 Chapters donated $24,192.94 and the Masonic Home $23,621.87 to benefit 2,469 children. Financial Review   The generosity of those having had an endearing connection with our Fraternity was clearly demonstrated again this year. Donations from Estates and Trusts were our strongest since 2006, receiving $1,772,717.71 from 18 donors. Of these gifts, $635,000 was unrestricted for use and $1,138,000 had donor-imposed stipulations. It is both inspiring and humbling to witness generosity of this magnitude. Our Fraternity is indeed blessed to not only have gained the confidence of these donors, but also to have maintained the trust necessary to be the beneficiary chosen to continue this legacy of goodness to those we in turn assist.   From a total resource standpoint, we are fortunate to report our net assets grew 4.5% year over year to 102.2 million, even though still 8 Million lower than our all time high at the end of 2007. Realized and Unrealized market losses to our investments in 2008 and 2009 totaled nearly 16 Million while gifts from Estates and Trusts totaled 1.86 Million and Operating Margins netted a $337,000 loss. We were fortunate to have been in a defensive posture with our investments or the impact of the market losses could have been more severe.


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  The Masonic Home continues to utilize two banks with our financial resources, both of which have established guidelines to follow for investing these funds. The typical allocation of funds is between cash and short-term bonds (cash), government and corporate bonds (bonds), and corporate stocks and mutual funds (equities).   The instability of the market the past two years prompted the Board to approve the recommendation of our Investment Managers to take defensive measures with how our funds were diversified. The average allocation in 2009 permitted cash to grow to 22%, retaining 37% in bonds, and reducing equities to 40% of the portfolio. By the end of June 2010, the portfolio mix was returned to policy guidelines. The allocation to cash is now 8%, bonds 45%, and equities at 47%. The bulk of the increase in bonds is with corporate rather than government issues.   I am pleased to report the budgeted operating deficit of 1.2 Million forecasted for 2010 was avoided. Actual revenues from unrestricted Estates and Trusts and realized gains taken on Investments, coupled with actual expenses coming in at 86% of budget, netted nearly a $400,000 operating margin surplus.   Our Executive Director, RWB Keith Neese, is to be commended for his practical approach to budget and management issues. He received Board support to trim non-priority administrative expenses this past year, saving more than $150,000. Part time employees were utilized for identified tasks and department managers accepted his challenge to find efficiencies with operations and cooperation between departments.   Steps were taken to make the Masonic Complex in Columbia and the Residential Facility in Kansas City more energy efficient. Employee benefits were evaluated and rebid for cost savings. The D&O, Property, and Liability Insurance Coverage’s were rebid for cost savings as well. Overall operating expenses were lowered nearly $300,000. We salute this businesslike approach as it demonstrates that the Masonic Home is taking on-going measures to be fiscally prudent with the resources entrusted to its care.   Preliminary budget projections for the ensuing year presently call for nearly a 1 Million dollar deficit. This, coupled with prior deficits of $783,000 in 2007, the $1,000,000 in 2009, and our expected deficit this year are seen to be a trend that must receive Board priority if consumption of reserves is to be avoided.   Of our total expenses, 72% is spent on Programs, 19% is Corporate and Administrative, and 9% is used for Fundraising. Of our revenue sources, 39% is from Investment Income, 34% is from donor agreements, 15 % is from Resident Income, 8% is from general contributions, and miscellaneous comprises 4%.   The Board has realized for a few years that a significant drop in annual donor agreements would make us vulnerable to budget deficits, but this has been made even more severe with the radical change to our investment income due to the market adjustments that are now influencing every segment of our society. Kansas City Residential Facility   Our residential facility has a present capacity of 34 and was well utilized again this year, averaging 33 residents. The level of care offered by our staff


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continues to be a priority for the Masonic Home and special efforts are extended to ensure the facility surpasses industry standards. We are blessed to have many volunteers from our Masonic Family who visit and help with activities. We owe a special thank you to the Order of Eastern Star for continuing to fund amenities that help make this a special “home” for our residents.   My research of annual Grand Lodge Proceedings indicates this residential facility opened in June of 1986 with a 40-bed license for qualified individuals needing financial assistance. The first year $527,000 was expended for an average occupancy of 15. The following year the cost grew to $600,000 for an average of 22 residents. The monthly rate was lowered and the qualifications for entrance were liberalized in 1999 to improve occupancy, permitting qualified private pay residents. In 2005 residency was expanded to include additional family members without the required membership provided they were private pay not needing financial assistance.   The private pay concept has worked well, comprising up to 80% of our residents. The additional 20% of residents receiving assistance had $110,792 of fees for room and board waived. The annual expense for all 33 residents is now exceeding 2.1 Million dollars, which takes into consideration depreciation on KC Facility and equipment with allocated corporate expenses. The figures do not include capital expenses covered by designated gifts from Estates and Trusts. Fees for room and board have been consistently increased the past several years to where the present rate is more reflective of peer group, but still to be a bargin based upon the level of care and amenities that are provided. Fees collected from the private pay residents this past year were approximately $821,000. Committee Functions   This past year the administrative functions of the home received special attention and each Committee Chair is to be commended for taking ownership of their respective agendas. I offer a brief summary of those who served on each and some of the highlights for the year.   The Admissions and Discipline Committee was Chaired by RW Brother John W. Hess with RW Brothers Thomas Truman and Webb Edwards, and Advisory Director Sister Janice Bledsoe. This committee reviewed and recommended monthly assessments that provided assistance during the year to 150 adults receiving $1,131,525 and $10,763.36 for 10 children. Graphs and charts to illustrate historical durations and benefits with Outreach recipients were generated for Board review to anticipate future obligations the Home might experience.   The Administrative Committee was chaired by RW Brother John W. Siscel III with RW Brothers David L. Ramsey and Barry Cundiff, and Advisory Director Sister Donna Jackson. They worked diligently on revising the Building Use Policy, the Employee Hand Book and Alcohol and Drug Use Policy, the Whistle Blower Policy, replacement of boilers and chillers at the KC Facility and the Masonic Complex, changing Administrators for the Employee 401(k) Program, and annual review of board policies.   Development was chaired by Brother Larry Harman with RW Brothers Harvey Soule and William Zimmerman. Their goal was to draft Strategic Plans to structure a long term 10 year Development Plan. Promotional


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brochures accumulated over the years were reviewed and edited. A new Planned Giving Brochure was developed, and will be included in the Freemason Magazine. Fundraising techniques and sources of funds were identified. Outreach Presentations were evaluated and a recommendation for a Director of Development position with a job description was presented.   Finance was chaired by RW Brother Dale Bryan with RW Brothers Jon Broyles, Gail Turner, and Advisory Director Sister Millie Buckler. This committee recommends the annual budget, monitors monthly financials for budget performance, reviews the portfolio mix for compliance with the Investment Policy, meets quarterly with the Investment Managers, tracks the commissions, fees, and returns of each Manager, recommends changes to the Investment Policy, and reviews annual reporting with IRS Form 990 reporting. Modification of the Investment Policy for inclusion of Municipal Bonds meeting specific guidelines as acceptable investments was recommended to and approved by the Board this past year.   The Legal Committee was chaired by RW Brother John Hess with Brother Larry Harman. They reviewed monthly billings for legal services and made recommendations to the board. The reporting process now includes submission of billing summaries to the full board illustrating which services were for Estates and Trusts and which was for General Services.   The Masonic Home was fortunate to have MW Bro Vern Schneider agree to return as Legal Counsel, who accepted the call not only to represent our needs with Estates and Trusts, but also to do extensive research into approved “Objects and Purposes” of our Articles of Incorporation and the Amendments thereto, reviewing and modifying the Employee Handbook and Alcohol-Drug Use Policy. He completely rewrote the Whistle Blower Policy to address perceived liability exposure with recent changes in employment law, and updated virtually every Policy of the Home, which had not been reviewed for a number of years. I extend grateful appreciation for MW Vern’s contributions. These will pay long-term dividends. Public Relations   The Masonic Home Magazine was published quarterly and distributed to the entire Masonic membership database and the Masonic widows of record with the Home. The content has been expanded to improve connectivity, as each issue now contains articles about current programs, profiles on donors and staff, tools and tips for gifting and Estate Planning, news of upcoming events such as the “Leaves of Autumn” golf tournament, and letters from the Executive Director and the President. This publication is doing a great job inspiring our members to continue their good works though the Masonic Home Charity.   The Public Relations team has also conducted nearly 30 District Presentations and 85 Masonic Home Area Meetings across the state. The Masonic Home Rep Program has been well received and is gaining traction with local Lodge and District Chapter Masonic Home Reps. More than 225 of these Lodge Representatives attended the luncheon this past year at the annual Grand Lodge Communication. The Masonic Home will again sponsor a luncheon for the Chapter Reps at their upcoming Grand Chapter Session. A quarterly Newsletter is highlighting items the Reps need to be aware of throughout the year. The


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Reps are assisting with the Widow Data base list and becoming more active in bringing attention to the programs of the Masonic Home. Development   Development continues to plan and host The Truman Club Dinner that brings donors together with the staff and board of directors. In addition, they administer the Holiday Fund Drive and the Grand Master’s Appeal. They make personal calls to prospective donors and maintain contact with the 857 Truman Club members, the 3,121 other donors, lodges, widows, and non-Masonic donors and organizations that have provided support in whatever fashion to the Masonic Home. Plans are in process to re-design the website to make it more user friendly and educational, giving individuals the ability to make on-line donations. The Masonic Home has been very active this past year participating in every Grand Master and Grand Secretary Area Meetings. Personal Observations   Serving two terms on the Masonic Home Board is a privilege not all Board members are afforded, and for which, I am appreciative and thankful. It has given me the opportunity to watch and learn from outstanding individuals (Brothers and Sisters) and who have some impressive credentials. I have been motivated and inspired beyond my expectations. My time on the Advancing Line of the Grand Lodge has taught me to hold in high regard those who are strong enough to accept criticism, who can permit others to have their own opinion, and who can cultivate the cooperation and contributions of those around the table for a collective wisdom result.   The highlights of my first four years ending in September 2001 would have been how the assessment processes had evolved for Outreach Assistance and the Finance Committee obtaining Board Approval to permit holding government Agency Bonds, rather than only the direct obligations of the U.S. Government (Treasury’s). The Home had averted a serious market correction following 9-11 by purposefully increasing our fixed income position.   Reflections of my second term, culminating this year as President, I see the need to fully evaluate how our financial resources should be used, as the budgeting process becomes much more complex if the market remains at its present level and annual gifts from Estates and Trusts would again wane as they have in 2007 and 2009.   During my two terms, I had both the impression and the hope that there were sufficient funds in our Endowments and Reserves to where the operations and programs of the Masonic Home were “Endowed” by the income from these investments. In reviewing, the annual financials of the Masonic Home for the last ten years one can see a common thread with balanced budgets, and that is it was done with market gains from our investments or large gifts from Estates or Trusts.   There are ample unrestricted reserves to draw on to maintain the operations of the Masonic Home that we now have. Our predecessor’s made difficult choices in discontinuing the Life Care-Asset Turnover Program. A new Era is before us and the Outreach Program is thriving. Future Boards will need to determine the highest and best use of our unrestricted gifts from Estates and Trusts and


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market gains from our investments. Acknowledgements   I have been blessed to have had a rewarding term as President of the Masonic Home Board, and owe thanks to many for contributing and making this a successful year. The respect I have observed this past year among Board members has contributed to an environment where there has been confidence to share thoughts and opinions, both around the table as well as in casual conversation. The results are indicative of what is great about Freemasonry, and I am humbled to have had the opportunity to serve with these 12 distinguished gentlemen and 3 Advisory Board Members of the Order of Eastern Star.   The Executive Director and his Corporate Office Managers are to be commended for their service and leadership with the Programs of the Masonic Home. The continuity of this Management Team is a distinct advantage for the Masonic Home as they each are professional managers of their own departments but complement each other, very effectively implementing the Mission of the Masonic Home to our Masonic Family   The Director of Finance is Ms. Jodi Blake, Ms. Donna Gastler is Director of Human Resources, Ms. Barbara Ramsey is Director of Outreach & Social Services, and Ms. Sara Snodderley is Director of Public Relations. Thank you for continuing to affirm our confidence that the operations of the Masonic Home are in good and capable hands.   To our retiring members, RWB John Siscel and Brother Larry Harman, I thank you for contributing as Committee Chairs this past year. The Masonic Home has been blessed with your four years of faithful service, and you will be missed. I feel confident they both will be life-long Ambassadors for the Charitable Programs of this great Fraternity.   We also extend our appreciation to Sister Janice Bledsoe, P.W.G.M. who is ending her ninth year of service as an Advisory Board Member. Janice has extended loyal and faithful service to the Masonic Home Board, and has been a joy for all our Board Members, as she is most gracious and personal in her regular presentations of gifts and greetings from the Order of Eastern Star.   To my Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Larry C. Reynolds, a special thank you for supporting me as President of the Masonic Home Board. Your willingness to step away from the gavel at the table gave me the opportunity to thrive with the support of a wonderful Board of Directors and a ready and willing corporate staff. To the Brethren of this Fraternity, my Masonic Family, thank you for permitting me the opportunity to be of service. Sincerely, Fraternally and Respectfully Submitted, Gail S. Turner, President Masonic Home of Missouri   Upon completion of the Report of the President of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri, M.W. Grand Master Reynolds thanked the Deputy Grand Master and moved that the Report be accepted and, upon approval of the proper committee, printed in these Proceedings.


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MASONIC SERVICE PRESENTATION

  M.W.B. Reynolds then invited M.W. P. Vincent Kinkead, PGM, to approach the East. Past Grand Master Kinkead presented, for the Masonic Service Association of North America, a certificate of appreciation to M.W.B. Reynolds for his dedication in helping further the goals of the Masonic Service Association. CALLED FROM LABOR   The Grand Lodge was called from Labor 11:30 A.M. with prayer offered by R.W. Brother Grand Chaplain Murray W. Hochberg. MONDAY AFTERNOON, 1:00 P.M. INTRODUCTIONS OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ADOPTIVE BODIES OF THE MASONIC FAMILY Representatives of the Adoptive and Youth Bodies affiliated with the Masonic Family of Missouri were introduced and presented to the Grand Lodge. M.W. Brother Reynolds greeted each one and thanked them for attending. These representatives were introduced by Right Worshipful Brother Jon B. Broyles, Senior Grand Deacon. Elizabeth Jester, Grand Worthy Advisor, Missouri Grand Assembly, International Order of Rainbow for Girls Tina Belfield, Assistant to the Supreme Inspector, Missouri Grand Assembly, International Order of Rainbow for Girls Erica Wallace, Grand Bethel Honored Queen, Grand Guardian Council of Missouri, International Order of Job’s Daughters Sandy Flanery, Grand Guardian, Grand Guardian Council of Missouri, International Order of Job’s Daughters Stan Johnson, Associate Grand Guardian, Grand Guardian Council of Missouri, International Order of Job’s Daughters Toni Underwood, Supreme Guardian, Job’s Daughters International Mike Jones, State Master Councilor, International Order of DeMolay Darlene Doyle, Worthy Grand Commander, Grand Conclave of Missouri Order of True Kindred Walter Doyle, Supreme Advisor, Supreme Conclave Order of True Kindred and Grand Advisor, Grand Conclave of Missouri Order of True Kindred Amy Wehmeier, Worthy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star Leonard Stephenson, Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star Janice Bledsoe, Past Grand Matron and President, Order of the Eastern Star Advisory Board Millie Buckler, Board Member, Order of the Eastern Star Masonic Home Advisory Board Donna Jackson, Board Member,


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Order of the Eastern Star Masonic Home Advisory Board

  R.W. Deputy Grand Master Gail S. Turner, President of the Masonic Home of Missouri Board of Directors, asked the Grand Master for permission to approach the East. He then proceeded to present an award of appreciation to Sister Janice Bledsoe, who served the Masonic Home Advisory Board for the past nine years.


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CALLED TO LABOR 1:30 PM The Grand Lodge was called to Labor at 1:30 PM with prayer offered by RW Brother Grand Chaplain Craig Carter. 5% INCREASE IN MEMBERSHIP LODGES 2009-2010 Neosho Sheffield Country Club Owensville Bayou Belle Wentzville Sullivan Saxton Platte City Sparta Mokane Rising Sun Sampson Jewel

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3X FIRST LINE SIGNERS 2009-2010 Frank Wright William Stark Marlin Slagle Francis French Dale Roller Rodney McGrath Kenneth Best Gary Enke Robert Spence Charles B. Dustin Curtis L. Privett Gordon E. Hopkins, Jr. Wayne Gerdes Carl Terry Madison Locke Donald J. Donovan

Owensville Lodge Bayou Lodge Nodaway Lodge Saxton Lodge Sparta Lodge Rising Sun Lodge Swope Park Lodge Summit Lodge Summit Lodge Summit Lodge Summit Lodge Friendship Lodge Waynesville Lodge Sheffield Lodge Neosho Lodge Jewel Lodge

No. 624 No. 365 No. 470 No. 508 No. 296 No. 13 No. 617 No. 263 No. 263 No. 263 No. 263 No. 189 No. 375 No. 625 No. 247 No. 480


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FIFTY YEAR AWARDS Lodge

Lodge #

First Name

MI

Last Name

Acacia

602

Robert

E.

Rhodes

Acacia

602

Walter

T.

Miller

Ada

444

Floyd

E.

Curry

Adair

366

Lowell

Adair

366

S.

R.

Sellaro

Algabil-Freedom

636

Benjamin

W.

Downen

Algabil-Freedom

636

Thomas

E.

Malan

Algabil-Freedom

636

Alvin

G.

Thomas

Algabil-Freedom

636

Robert

C.

Wolz

Alpha

659

Floyd

J.

Mitchell

Alpha

659

Walter

C.

Jahrling

Alpha

659

Virden

L.

Daugherty

Alpha

659

Morey

P.

Palmer

Alpha

659

Wendell

L.

Kiser

Alpha

659

Calvin

W.

Brookover

Alpha

659

James

C.

Hooper

Amsterdam

141

H.

Nason

Corwine

Ancient Craft

377

Wayne

F.

Rogers

Ancient Craft

377

Paul

A.

Clark

Anderson

621

Donald

A.

Boyer

Anderson

621

Robert

L.

Rose

Anderson

621

Arthur

M.

Schroeder

Anderson

621

Vern

C.

Meek

Angerona

193

Kenneth

Appleton City

412

Rollin

J.

Schell

Arlington

346

Edward

L.

Shelden

Arlington

346

Daniel

M.

Gunter

Arnold

673

Sam

E.

Simonds

Arnold

673

Leroy

Arrow Rock

55

William

R.

Stith

Arrow Rock

55

Russell

G.

Sullins

Ash Grove

100

Wilford

E.

King

Ashland

156

John

B.

Henderson

Zeid

George

Rosa


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2010

Ashland

156

Donald

D.

Farris

Athens

127

E.

Eldon

Coburn

Athens

127

James

B.

Gibbany

Athens

127

Kenneth

R.

Hensley

Athens

127

Max

E.

Lykins

Athens

127

Clifford

M.

Lykins

Ava

26

William

D.

Mathews

Barnesville

353

Bill

Beacon

3

Wilfred

A.

Woods

Beacon

3

Richard

S.

Drake

Beacon

3

Oscar

Belton

450

Carl

D.

Gum

Belton

450

Charles

F.

Crate

Benjamin Franklin

642

Stanley

D.

Garst

Benjamin Franklin

642

Burton

Harold

Shostak

Benjamin Franklin

642

Jerome

Benjamin Franklin

642

Sylvan

A.

Weingarten

Bernie

573

Teddy

J.

Mills

Bethany

97

Archie

Young

Bethany

97

Larry

Campbell

Billings

379

Leo

A.

Little

Billings

379

Jake

E.

Rogers

Blue Springs

337

William

R.

Powers

Blue Springs

337

Clifford

W.

Scarborough

Blue Springs

337

Jerome

D.

Jones

Blue Springs

337

James

E.

Hess

Blue Springs

337

Robert

L.

Lathrop

Blue Springs

337

Howard

W.

Archer

Blue Springs

337

Robert

L.

House

Blue Springs

337

Glynn

E.

Fairhurst

Blue Springs

337

Edwin

D.

Ammon

Blue Springs

337

Harry

G.

Barrett

Bolivar

195

Jerry

L.

Phillips

Bolivar

195

Herby

F.

Boyce

Bolivar

195

James

O.

Freeman

Bolivar

195

John

C.

Thompson

Chronister

Hall

Novack


2010

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

59

Branson

587

Donald

E.

Baker

Branson

587

Marlyn

G.

Cameron

Branson

587

Alvin

H.

Jones

Branson

587

Clarence

F.

Watts

Brentwood

616

Albert

L.

Howe

Bridgeton

80

Bill

J.

Crain

Bridgeton

80

Stewart

K.

Johnson

Bridgeton

80

Almon

H.

Gilliam

Bridgeton

80

Richard

V.

Bradley

Bridgeton

80

Leo

B.

Painter

Bridgeton

80

Walter

G.

Grugett

Brookfield

86

Richard

J.

Eckert

Brookfield

86

James

Melvin

Stone

Brookfield

86

Jack

L.

Miller

Brookfield

86

Larry

L.

Lentz

Brotherhood

269

Virgil

L.

Haynes

Brotherhood

269

Byron

E.

Thomas

Brotherhood

269

Richard

D.

Parnham

Buckner

501

Robert

Cleo

Thomann

Butler

254

William

L.

Padley

Cairo

486

James

R.

Koester

Cairo

486

Ronald

L.

Kribbs

California

183

James

E.

Moseley

Callao

38

John

W.

Sampsel

Callao

38

David

T.

James

Camden Point

169

Arvin

C.

Kelley

Camden Point

169

William

G.

Buckler

Canopy

284

Richard

N.

Mysinger

Canopy

284

Robert

L.

Kenyon

Carthage

197

Estel

L.

Back

Carthage

197

Martin

Christy

Oetting

Caruthersville

461

Phillip

A.

Hamra

Cass

147

Wendell

L.

Yeager

Cass

147

Jerry

D.

Hess

Cecile Daylight

305

Loran

C.

Rose

Cecile Daylight

305

Morey

P.

Palmer


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2010

Censer

172

David

D.

Brown

Censer

172

Jerry

J.

Tate

Censer

172

Roy

L.

Robuck

Centralia

59

Robert

J.

Tanner

Centralia

59

Robert

C.

Keyton

Centralia

59

Harold

L.

Barrett

Chaffee

615

Harold

L.

Golightly

Chaffee

615

Raymond

B.

Rowell

Chaffee

615

David

E.

Wilson

Chaffee

615

Gary

W.

Jones

Chamois

185

Emil

L.

Vahrenberg

Charity Zeredatha

189

Darrell

K.

Knetzer

Charity Zeredatha

189

Jack

B.

Hart

Charity Zeredatha

189

Donnis

L.

Hood

Charity Zeredatha

189

John

W.

Mayo

Charity Zeredatha

189

Victor

D.

Martin

Charity Zeredatha

189

Harvey

D.

Miller

Charity Zeredatha

189

Fred

A.

Wilson

Charity Zeredatha

189

John

W.

Nichols

Charity Zeredatha

189

Bob

R.

Reichel

Charity Zeredatha

189

James

E.

Seever

Charity Zeredatha

189

Edward

J.

Lindsay

Charity Zeredatha

189

Fred

L.

Nelson

Charity Zeredatha

189

J.

Roger

Smith

Charleston

407

Floyd

D.

Stallings

Christian

392

Leroy

J.

Hayes

Christian

392

Gerald

W.

Hatfield

Circle

342

Robert

L.

Garver

Circle

342

Dale

C.

Pasley

Clark

610

Franklin

W.

Taylor

Clay

207

Ernie

J.

Wartenbee

Clay

207

Virgil

L.

Thompson

Clinton

548

Gene

Allen

Mc Calmon

Clinton

548

Richard

C.

Stoll

Clintonville

482

Orville

L.

Cooper

Colony

168

J.

Ralph

House


2010

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI D.

61

Colony

168

Roby

Mauck

Columbia

534

Byron

Composite

369

Joseph

L.

Greenlee

Continental

37

Jerry

Lee

Burris

Cooper

36

Robert

R.

Bradshaw

Corinthian

265

Charles

C.

Baile

Corinthian

265

Robert

G.

Boyd

Corinthian

265

Norman

W.

Maloney

Country Club

656

Ardeis

H.

Myers

Craft

287

Bert

Edward

Stanley

Craft

287

Russell

L.

Heindselman

Craftsmen

717

Jaime

Craftsmen

717

Joseph

L.

Landmann

Crestwood-Anchor

443

Fred

C.

Rufi

Dexter

532

Raymond

W.

Cate

Dexter

532

Dewey

J.

Pry

Dexter

532

Charles

B.

Adams

Dexter

532

Bob

Dexter

532

William

E.

Alexander

East Gate

630

Paul

E.

Potts

East Gate

630

Billy

R.

Vickery

East Gate

630

James

Kenton

Bradford

East Gate

630

Robert

A.

Pugh

East Gate

630

James

R.

Banks

Easter

575

Gerald

D.

Jones

Elvins-Ionic

154

Clyde

D.

Mahurin

Elvins-Ionic

154

Thomas

H.

Mills

Eminence

607

Dan

D.

Searcy

Excelsior

441

Bruce

P.

Dockins

Fairfax

483

Gary

L.

Davis

Farmington

132

Raymond

Fayette-Howard

4

James

C.

Losey

Fellowship

345

William

J.

Knight

Fellowship

345

James

E.

Patterson

Fellowship

345

Roy

B.

Stephens

Fellowship

345

William

D.

Brill

Bell

Blasquez

Kleffer

Hartrup


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2010

Fellowship

345

Jack

L.

Cartright

Fenton

281

Herbert

F.

Mahler

Fenton

281

Ronald

L.

Moss

Four Mile

212

Doyle

M.

Thompson

Four Mile

212

Vernon

Four Mile

212

Carrell

G.

Crawford

Friend

352

Jack

A.

Monger

Friend

352

Noel

M.

Stewart

Friendship

89

Rodney

C.

Longwell

Friendship

89

Herman

W.

Casady

Friendship

89

Donald

O.

Dupy

Friendship

89

Billy

Jack

Lindley

Friendship

89

William

E.

Wood

Friendship

89

Darrell

D.

Pepper

Friendship

89

Carl

R.

White

Fulton

48

Jerry

Fulton

48

Ronald

L.

Lutz

Galena

515

J.

C.

Bradford

Gallatin

106

Conrad

R.

Burns

Gardenville-Cache

455

Robert

C.

Wolz

Gardenville-Cache

455

John

O.

Fogelbach

Gate of the Temple

422

Rex

I.

Stone

Gate of the Temple

422

Robert

M.

Lockmiller

Gate of the Temple

422

Robert

L.

Soden

Gate of the Temple

422

William

L.

Baker

Gate of the Temple

422

Billy

G.

Brazeal

Gate of the Temple

422

Donald

E.

Gifford

Granby

514

Rex

C.

Pearson

Grand River

276

Dodson

L.

Crooks

Grandview

618

Alvin

E.

Tisch

Grandview

618

Albert

D.

Mc Dowell

Granite

272

Donald

F.

Franklin

Granite

272

Roger

D.

Lessin

Greentop

635

Lala

D.

Prough

Greentop

635

Forrest

D.

Vincent

Greenville

107

Charles

W.

Carlstrom

Johnson

Danuser


2010

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI L.

63

Greenville

107

Carrol

Mc Lane

Hale City

216

Howard

Hale City

216

Jerry

Harold O. Grauel

672

Roy

Harold O. Grauel

672

Jerry

F.

Hixson

Harold O. Grauel

672

Elvis

O.

Wilson

Hebron

354

Connie

L.

Pickering

Hebron

354

Robert

L.

Moser

Herculaneum

338

Cecil

Hermitage

288

Robert

D.

Simpson

Hermitage

288

Albert

E.

Simpson

Hermitage

288

John

W.

Hunt

Hermon

187

Darrel

L.

Barley

Higbee

527

Dwain

K.

Sumpter

Higbee

527

Sheral

E.

Simms

Higginsville

364

Robert

A.

Jarman

Hogles Creek

279

Donald

L.

Hunt

Hogles Creek

279

Hershel

H.

Pickens

Holden

262

John

H.

Kammeyer

Holliday

660

Jimmie

J.

Heathman

Hope

251

Leon

M.

Dardick

Hope

251

William

F.

Stubblefield

Hope

251

Orie

L.

Mc Carty

Hope

251

Jan

D.

Frick

Hope

251

Frank

N.

Wood

Hopewell

239

Charles

E.

Newbern

Huntsville

30

Howard

E.

Vineyard

Iberia

410

James

Independence

76

John

L.

Hunt

Independence

76

Reuben

L.

Jamison

Independence

76

Carl

S.

Huff

Independence

76

Robert

J.

Miller

Independence

76

Bobby

L.

Smith

Independence

76

Leonard

W.

Larue

Independence

76

Frank

J.

Hotman

Independence

76

Clarence

O.

Brown

Baker W.

Hubbard Halbert

Mc Lard

Mote


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2010

Independence

76

Jerry

N.

Hess

Ingomar

536

Robert

L.

Hampton

Ingomar

536

James

Irondale

143

John

H.

O’Neal

Ivanhoe

446

Ronald

F.

Stewart

Ivanhoe

446

Isadore

I.

Ozar

Ivanhoe

446

Marvin

F.

Goldstein

Ivanhoe

446

Alan

J.

Baker

Ivanhoe

446

Robert

O.

Buzan

Ivanhoe

446

Donald

V.

Bates

Ivanhoe

446

Allen

Herbert

Levine

Ivanhoe

446

Harry

Ivanhoe

446

Albert

C.

Justice

Ivanhoe

446

Donald

E.

Townsend

Jackson

82

C.

Arlin

Devore

Jackson

82

Larry

L.

Lentz

Jasper

398

R.

Victor

Fanning

Jefferson

43

Richard

L.

Heller

Jefferson

43

John

Jefferson

43

Lloyd

C.

Cordes

Jefferson

43

James

H.

Lale

Jefferson

43

Jimmie

Dean

Plumb

Jerusalem

315

Eldon

Jewel

480

Bernie

C.

Vaughn

Jewel

480

Don

W.

King

Jewel

480

Elbert

H.

Baker

Jewel

480

James

W.

Walker

Joachim

164

Paul

Jonesburg

457

Earl

L.

Niswonger

Joplin

335

Russell

L.

Morrison

Joplin

335

F.

Shields

Baker

Kansas City

220

Richard

H.

Williams

Kennett

68

Roy

A.

Causbie

King Hill

376

Harry

L.

Archer

King Hill

376

Carmen

L.

Grinstead

King Hill

376

Carl

F.

Carter

Rigger

Partnoy

Lewis

Beach

Belew


2010

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

65

King Solomon

95

Bob

D.

Feltz

King Solomon

95

Charles

L.

Gillam

King Solomon

95

Austin

W.

Barrick

King Solomon

95

Jack

C.

Litz

King Solomon

95

J.

F.

Sitzes

King Solomon

95

Paul

R.

Schmitt

Kirkwood

484

Jerry

J.

Kennedy

Kirkwood

484

Marvin

L.

Smith

Knob Noster

245

Ivan

R.

Harrison

La Belle

222

David

P.

Ross

Laclede

83

Wallace

W.

Willard

Laclede

83

John

W.

Massey

Laclede

83

Jimmie

G.

Morrison

Laclede

83

Billie

J.

Robertson

Lakeville

489

Charles

L.

Kight

Lakeville

489

Jim

Lamar

292

W.

Dean

Blaser

Lamar

292

Doyle

L.

Stalker

Lanes Prairie

531

Clarence

O.

Fonville

Lathrop

506

Arthur

W.

Haney

Leadwood

598

Harold

E.

Williams

Lebanon

77

Joe

A.

Martin

Lebanon

77

Joseph

L.

Perkins Ltc

Lebanon

77

Homer

L.

Halbert

Lexington

149

Kenneth

A.

Nadler

Liberty

31

Albert

W.

Spry

Liberty

31

Henry

G.

Stolte

Lick Creek

302

Ronald

S.

Mc Laughlin

Lincoln County

682

Roger

A.

Krieg

Linn

326

Maurice

Linn

326

Lincoln

A.

Sieg

Linn Creek

152

Kenneth

Rector

Owings

Magnolia-Euclid

626

Glennon

P.

Schleper

Marceline

481

Waldon

Marceline

481

Howard

Marcus

110

Glenn

Rampley

Niederhelm

Teeter E.

Minich Murray


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2010

Marcus

110

Raymond

B.

Wilson

Mc Donald

324

William

T.

Vaughan

Mc Donald

324

William

K.

Harris

Memphis

16

Bruce

K.

Tague

Memphis

16

George

W.

Egbert

Memphis

16

James

Joe Ray

Johnston

Meridian

2

Barry

S.

Bunting

Meridian

2

John

A.

Kempf

Meridian

2

Norman

M.

Reiter

Meridian

2

Bruce

J.

Beineke

Meridian

2

George

Milford

Jost

Meridian

2

George

H.

Niehaus

Meridian

2

Jerome

R.

Renner

Milton

151

Gary

W.

Winn

Mineral

471

Raymond

R.

Lawrence

Mizpah Mt. Moriah

40

Eugene

Mizpah Mt. Moriah

40

Clarence

E.

Ryan

Mizpah Mt. Moriah

40

Floyd

W.

Brown

Mizpah Mt. Moriah

40

Donald

W.

Sondker

Mizpah Mt. Moriah

40

Donald

W.

Seagraves

Moberly

344

Richard

C.

Dailey

Mokane

612

Orville

W.

Wildeisen

Monett

129

Donald

Lee

Isbell

Monett

129

Homer

L.

Isbell

Monett

129

Gustave

A. L.

Widmeyer

Monroe

64

Albert

L.

Ely

Montgomery

246

Robert

H.

Boehmler

Monticello

58

Eugene

A.

Jones

Mount Hope

476

William

Benson

Dean

Mount Hope

476

Clyde

R.

Miller

Mount Olive

439

Bradley

G.

Burr

Mount Olive

439

Wayne

H.

Steward

Mount Zion

327

Fred

Mountain Grove

158

William

E.

Shelby

Mt Washington

614

John

C.

Pendleton

Mt Washington

614

James

E.

Gilmore

Evans

La Fever


2010

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

67

Mt Washington

614

Harry

F.

Hays

Mt Washington

614

Wayne

K.

Kranz

Mt Washington

614

James

R.

Knabe

Neosho

247

Dale

T.

Lett

New Madrid

429

Charles

C.

Hatley

New Madrid

429

Thomas

Lee

May

Nodaway

470

Ronald

W.

Gaugh

Nodaway

470

James

R.

Mewhirter

Nodaway

470

Harry

P.

Bowes

Nodaway

470

Larry

Nodaway

470

Bobby

A.

Bradley

North Star

157

Presley

C.

Bywater

Norwood

622

George

E.

Ridens

Olive Branch

576

Donal

J.

Steward

Oregon

139

John

Arthur

Callow

Oregon

139

Alfred

L.

Keeney

O’Sullivan

7

Billy

G.

Bray

Overland-Occidental

623

Richard

L.

Mueller

Overland-Occidental

623

William

C.

Paterson

Overland-Occidental

623

Ronald

B.

Burt

Overland-Occidental

623

Russell

F.

Musgrove

Overland-Occidental

623

Gordon

J.

Anderson

Overland-Occidental

623

William

K.

Brown

Overland-Occidental

623

Perry

R.

Parker

Overland-Occidental

623

Donald

W.

Patt

Parrott

308

Max

E.

Pearl

Parrott

308

Ernest

L.

Denny

Parrott

308

Earl

Pendleton

551

Howard

L.

Miller

Pendleton

551

Donald

G.

Sweeney

Plato

469

Milton

P.

Youmans

Plato

469

James

F.

Laymon

Plato

469

Robert

L.

Hartzog

Plato

469

Kermit

Pleasant Hope

467

Billy

L.

Brown

Polar Star Rose Hill

79

William

S.

Strothman

Waugh

Wood

Jones


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2010

Polar Star Rose Hill

79

Keith

A.

Gabbert

Pollock

349

Dale

R.

La Faver

Poplar Bluff

209

Raymond

Eugene

Foutch

Poplar Bluff

209

David

H.

Hendrix

Poplar Bluff

209

Harold

W.

Braden

Poplar Bluff

209

Charles

Lee

Hillis

Poplar Bluff

209

John

B.

Barker

Poplar Bluff

209

Charles

W.

Carlstrom

Pride of the West

179

Charles

F.

Vaughn

Pt Pleasant

176

Andrew

E.

Painter

Puxico

596

T.

Bryant

Ryan

Puxico

596

Ray

D.

Hodge

Puxico

596

Harry

N.

Gill

Pythagoras

383

Floyd

W.

Dilbeck

Ralls

33

Raymond

V.

Dowell

Raytown

391

Harold

H.

Wingo

Raytown

391

Theodore

W.

Bentley

Raytown

391

John

R.

Pence

Raytown

391

Kenneth

J.

Hollstrom

Raytown

391

Dale

L.

Cox

Republic

570

John

A.

Harrington

Richland

385

Rollin

C.

Jarrett

Richmond

57

Jewel

Richmond

57

Larry

L.

Lee

Richmond

57

Conrad

W.

Hoffman

Riddick

361

Wayne

H.

Crawford

Rising Sun

13

Howard

G.

Roach

Rising Sun

13

James

T.

Mc Artor

Rising Sun

13

Elston

D

Rule

Robert Burns

496

John

G.

Norris

Rolla

213

Larry

R.

Walker

Salem

225

Billy

J.

Bay

Salem

225

Lloyd

E.

Boyd

Saline

226

Ray

L.

Brown

Saline

226

Charles

K.

Barnes

Saline

226

Herbert

D.

Sequin

Winingham


2010

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

69

Samaritan

424

William

H.

Grundmann

Samaritan

424

Warren

H.

Jaeger

Sarcoxie

293

Vance

A.

Meares

Savannah

71

Melvin

L.

Twaddle

Savannah

71

David

B.

Kelley

Saxton

508

Francis

V.

French

Seaman

126

John

R.

Franklin

Seaman

126

Robert

W.

Wilson

Seaman

126

Marvin

D.

Smith

Sedalia

236

Jesse

E.

Fairfax

Sedalia

236

Henry

H.

Cooper

Shawnee

653

Larry

C.

Walthall

Sheffield

625

Marvin

P.

Backal

Sheffield

625

William

F.

Stokley

Sheffield

625

Richard

L.

Edwards

Sheffield

625

Alfred

J.

Stewart

Sheffield

625

Leroy

Sheffield

625

James

E.

Haston

Sheffield

625

Clyde

Jesse

Simmons

Shekinah

256

William

Shekinah

256

Donald

C.

Page

Shelbina

228

John

Jett

Baymiller

Shelbina

228

Thomas

Gentry

Crawford

Shelbina

228

Robert

N.

Perry

Sheldon

371

Harold

E.

Mc Clellan

Sikeston

310

Kenneth

L.

Riddle

Sikeston

310

Donald

L.

Swilley

Sikeston

310

Billie

E.

Johnson

Skidmore

511

Marvin

E.

Sumy

Solomon

271

Joe

W.

White

Solomon

271

David

R.

Toombs

Solomon

271

Lothar

Solomon

271

Cecil

W.

Hocklander

Solomon

271

Alan

E.

Klein

Spirit of St. Louis

27

Lindell

G.

Rehkop

Spirit of St. Louis

27

Earl

Shelby

Nausley

Rosenbaum

Goodwin


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St Clair

273

Benny

W.

Tate

St Francisville

588

Sterling

E.

Burke

St Francisville

588

Daryll

H.

Calvert

St Francois

234

Hildon

C.

Winebarger

St James

230

James

D.

Smallwood

St James

230

Siah

T.

Davis

St James

230

Elbert

W.

Morton

St Johns

28

Charles

F.

Harding

St Johns

28

Alfred

E.

Haskins

St Johns

28

Francis

J.

Oltman

St Joseph

78

Dean

F.

Proffit

St Joseph

78

Roderick

W.

Fletcher

St Louis Missouri

1

Harry

H.

Loebner

St Louis Missouri

1

Harry

Teddy

Schukar

St Mark’s

93

Hershel

L.

Hunt

St Mark’s

93

Kennyn

D.

Statler

St Mark’s

93

Charles

D.

Statler

St. Charles

241

John

W.

Bryan

St. Charles

241

Henry

W.

Cummings

St. Charles

241

James

H.

Lawing

St. Charles

241

John

C.

Dowdall

St. Charles

241

Edwin

C.

Hosto

Stanberry

109

George

E.

Shanks

Stanberry

109

Phillip

L.

Mc Ginley

Stella

538

Claud

Stockton

283

Dean

Stockton

283

Eldon

Stockton

283

Wilbur

D.

Dodd

Sullivan

69

Ronald

S.

Vassallie

Summit

263

James

E.

Mc Alpin

Summit

263

Lorin

O.

Groom

Summit

263

Kenneth

C.

Kerns

Summit

263

Thomas

G.

Perdee

Summit

263

Carl

L.

Jarrett

Swope Park

617

Glenn

E.

Borchers

Swope Park

617

George

C.

Marcum

Carter L.

Fly Beach


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71

Swope Park

617

Lawrence

B.

Noah

Swope Park

617

Edward

L.

Lyle

Table Rock

680

Wilbur

L.

Davidson

Table Rock

680

Edward

E.

Roderick

Temple Gate

299

Blanton

T.

Hammond

Texas

177

John

E.

Goldsmith

Trenton

111

John

W.

Mayo

Trenton

111

H.

Ray

Ulmer

Trenton

111

Dale

V.

Ream

Trilumina

205

August

L.

Bottom

Troy

34

Robert

R.

Callaway

Tuscan

360

Harold

A.

Bulger

Tuscan

360

James

A.

Stemmler

Twilight

114

Thomas

E.

Crane

Twilight

114

James

S.

Cunningham

Twilight

114

Billy

Joe

Phillips

Twilight

114

Thomas

R.

Johnson

Twilight

114

Harold

H.

Burnine

Twilight

114

Reece

Meyer

Tyro

12

Ernest

Keith

Tyro

12

Johnie

Tyro

12

James

Hockinghomer

Union

593

Robert

Hansen

Unionville

210

Norman

L.

Couchman

United

5

Troy

E.

Maples

United

5

James

R.

Craig

United

5

Robert

E.

Hurt

United

5

Richard

Eugene

Bonham

United

5

Berry

G.

Payne

Vandalia

491

Dalton

E.

Williams

Versailles

320

William

T.

Procter

Vienna

94

Richard

Vincil

62

D.

Wakanda

52

Dana

Wakanda

52

Charles

H.

Fergason

Wakanda

52

James

C.

Doerr

E.

Miller

James C.

Moppin Sharp


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Warren

74

Martin

L.

Huckabey

Warren

74

Floyd

E.

Vaughn

Warren

74

Norman

E.

Patrick

Warren

74

Carl

L.

Shubert

Warren

74

J.

C.

Jones

Warren

74

Donald

O.

Reed

Warren

74

Clarence

E.

Owens

Waverly

61

William

L.

Rowe

Wayne

526

Clyde

C.

Roberts

Waynesville

375

Cecil

E.

Penland

Waynesville

375

Douglas

Long

Waynesville

375

Duayne

Holiday

Waynesville

375

James

T.

Henry

Webster Groves

84

David

W.

Todd

Webster Groves

84

William

A.

Fotsch

Webster Groves

84

Thomas

B.

Burch

Webster Groves

84

Richard

L.

Gilbert

Webster Groves

84

Roger

K.

Grosswiler

Wentzville

46

Donal

J.

Steward

West View

103

Ronald

W.

Jones

Western Star

15

James

A.

Shreckengaust

Whitewater

417

Carl

W.

Helderman

Willard

620

Ivan

L.

Schmitt

Windsor

29

Larry

Allen

Krogh

Windsor

29

Bob

L.

Austin

Xenia

50

Charles

H.

Parman

Xenia

50

Lewis

E.

Young

Zalma

545

Raymond

Zalma

545

Roy

Fischer C.

Haynie


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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

Gail S. Turner

636 Votes

  M.W. Grand Master Revelle announced the election of R.W. Brother Gail S. Turner to the Office of Grand Master. R.W. Brother Turner accepted the election and expressed appreciation of thanks to the members of the Grand Lodge. For the Office of Deputy Grand Master

John W. Hess

608 Votes

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

David L. Ramsey

633 Votes

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

Jon B. Broyles

612 Votes

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

Nicholas R. Cichielo 634 Votes

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

Ronald D. Miller

636 Votes

  M.W. Grand Master Reynolds announced the election of R.W. Brother Miller to the Office of Grand Secretary. R.W. Brother Miller accepted the election to this office. There were 38 scattered votes recorded. 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   We have examined the dispensations issued by order of the Grand Master as set forth in the report of the Grand Secretary, and we approve the same as within the discretion of the Grand Master.


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CONSENTS AND PERMISSIONS   We have examined the consents and permissions pertaining to the activities and operations of subordinate lodges granted by the Grand Master as set forth in the report of the Grand Secretary, and we approve the same as within the discretion of the Grand Master. DECISIONS   We have examined the decisions reported by Grand Master Larry C. Reynolds and we approve the decisions as printed in the Grand Master’s Address. We have further taken into account matters included in the Supplemental Report which will be coming before the Brethren in due time.   This committee has also examined two Edicts which have been issued by Most Worshipful Grand Master Larry C. Reynolds and the committee has approved those Edicts as being within the discretion of the Grand Master. Fraternally Submitted, MW Vern H. Schneider, Chairman   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 REYNOLDS: 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.


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PROPOSED LEGISLATION (FOR ACTION IN 2010) To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri Proposed Amendment of By-Laws OUT OF ORDER It is proposed that the following new section of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, A.F. & A.M. be enacted: Section 18.025. SUSPENSION OF DUES DURING CERTAIN MILITARY SERVICE. A lodge shall suspend payment of the accrued dues in whole, or in part, of a brother during his military service during, for 30 days prior to and for 30 days after, the time the brother can demonstrate, or the lodge’s committee on delinquent dues can determine, the following times of service:   1. For a brother on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, the time that the brother is deployed in a place designated by the United States as a combat area or combat zone; or   2. For a brother who is a member of the reserve armed forces of the United States or the National Guard of a state, the time that the brother is serving under a call to active service for a period of more than 30 consecutive days authorized by the President, the Secretary of Defense, or the Governor of the State of Missouri. Statement of Purpose:   Subordinate lodges in Missouri are encouraged to do all they can to avoid suspending brothers for the non-payment of dues. If a brother does not timely pay his dues and a notice that his dues are delinquent is sent in accordance with Section 19.010, a committee on delinquent dues is to communicate with the delinquent brother by personal visit or otherwise, Section 9.160. When it is determined that a brother is unable to pay his dues, the lodge may remit the accrued dues in whole or in part, Section 18.020, and is encouraged to do so that the distressed brother may receive the benefits available from the Masonic Home and his lodge.   Brothers who are on active duty in our armed forces away from home are frequently unable to receive any such communication or do anything to pay their dues, and their days before and after such tours of duty are spent with and on family and, in the case of brothers in the reserves and national guards, the winding down or revival of their occupations. All too often, rather than being greeted with the open arms and outstretched hands of brotherhood, our brethren returning from combat or service away from home are greeted with the news that they have been suspended for non-payment of dues from the very lodge that they deserve assistance from.   While the short-term loss of dues to a lodge, especially those close to military installations in Missouri or those who have substantial numbers of brothers in the National Guard or the reserves, may be substantial, the loss is only temporary, as the dues are not forgiven, just suspended for a time.   Our brethren on active duty away from their homes may also have the knowledge that their lodges are aware of their sacrifice, and that the hand of brotherly love, relief and truth; rather than a request for dues, is outstretched


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to their wives and children. John T. Litzau Past Master, Craftsmen Lodge No. 717 Ronald D. Miller Past Master, Adair Lodge No. 366 ________________________________________________________________________ To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri Proposed Amendment of By-Laws PASSED   It is proposed that the following By-Law of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, A.F. & A.M. be enacted:   Section 35.024. LIMITATIONS ON ASSESSMENTS ENACTED BY RESOLUTION. Any assessment on lodges or Master Masons who are members of lodges, or requiring payment of monies by lodges per Master Mason, other than those fees, dues or fines set forth in these By-Laws, shall:   1. Not be applicable to any Master Mason whose dues are remitted or exempted under Article 18 of these By-Laws, to a Master Mason who is an endowed member pursuant to Article 22 of these By-Laws; and   3. Not be assessed against a lodge for any Master Mason in that lodge whose dues are remitted or exempted under Article 18 of these By-Laws or who is an endowed member pursuant to Article 22 of these By-Laws. Statement of Purpose:   Assessments by resolution should not be made against Master Masons whose dues have been exempted or remitted for the reasons set forth in Article 18 of the By-Laws, or whom have made a commitment to their lodges and the Grand Lodge with an endowed membership; and to require their lodges to pay such assessments would also be an undue hardship to that lodge. Dennis E. Fetter Past Master, Algabil-Freedom Lodge No. 636 David R. Vogler Past Master, Magnolia-Euclid Lodge No. 626 ________________________________________________________________________ To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri Proposed Amendment of By-Laws FAILED BE RESOLVED ARTICLE 5. Committees, Section 5.120, Ritual, be amended by designating the existing paragraph as “A”. and adding paragraph “B”, to wit.   B. At the time that RITUALS be tattered and/or torn, beyond repair, or at the demise of its owner and there is no brother who will use the Ritual, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, similar to manner of retiring the Flag of the United States of America. This includes: burning, shredding, or otherwise made unusable.   THIS SECTION CURRENTLY READS: The Committee on Ritual considers all proposed changes in the ritual. It is a board of custodians charged with the duty of preserving the work and lectures of the three degrees of Ancient Craft


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Masonry. It decides all disputes concerning the ritual. The committee consists of six members. The Grand Lecturer is a member and chairman. The committee may provide for authorized instructors in the ritual. It may divide the ritual into sections as it considers appropriate, establish rules and regulations for determining proficiency therein, and designate the brother to whom certificates of proficiency are issued. The certificates are valid for three years unless revoked by the committee. The Grand Secretary issues the certificates and keeps a record of them in his office. IF ADOPTED THIS SECTION WILL READ:   A. The Committee on Ritual considers all proposed changes in the ritual. It is a board of custodians charged with the duty of preserving the work and lectures of the three degrees of Ancient Craft Masonry. It decides all disputes concerning the ritual. The committee consists of six members. The Grand Lecturer is a member and chairman. The committee may provide for authorized instructors in the ritual. It may divide the ritual into sections as it considers appropriate, establish rules and regulations for determining proficiency therein, and designate the brother to whom certificates of proficiency are issued. The certificates are valid for three years unless revoked by the committee. The Grand Secretary issues the certificates and keeps a record of them in his office.   B. At the time that RITUALS be tattered and/or torn, beyond repair, or at the demise of its owner and there is no brother who will use the Ritual, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, similar to manner of retiring the Flag of the United States of America. This includes: burning, shredding, or otherwise made unusable. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:   To insure that the rituals, which have served us for many years of faithful service, receive the same demise of the flag of our country. Fraternally submitted, Shawn F. Crawford, Past Master Mount Washington Lodge No. 614 Foster S. Crawford, Past Master Mount Washington Lodge No. 614 _______________________________________________________________________ To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri Proposed Amendment of By-Laws WITHDRAWN   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 7.090. NO SUNDAY WORK; EXCEPTIONS. No subordinate lodge may be opened on Sunday, except:   1. [T]o conduct a funeral or memorial service, to be held on or after 2:00 pm;   2. To conduct ceremonies and meetings which are held on or after


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2:00 pm, which are open to the community and which are not stated communications or special communications (Examples: installation of officers, presentations of fifty-year or similar pin or jewel, family events, or educational meetings);   3. To conduct stated communications or special communications which are held on or after 2:00 pm and established in accordance with the subordinate lodge’s by-laws, after careful consideration of whether work on Sunday will interfere with the religious practices of the brethren and visiting brethren, of the divisions of the day which Masons have obligated themselves to observe; and when, as a practical matter, the brethren of the lodge may meet and work.   The subordinate lodge shall first make a request to the Grand Master for dispensation under Section 2.010(d) to hold stated communications or special communications on or after 2:00 pm on Sunday, stating to him the careful consideration set forth above. If said dispensation is given, no further action by said subordinate lodge is needed and the lodge’s stated communications or special communications may be held on or after 2:00 pm on Sunday. If said dispensation is not given, the subordinate lodge shall reconsider the motion or resolution to hold stated communications or special communications on Sunday, but said motion or resolution shall require a 4/7ths majority of those Master Masons present and voting for passage.   4. [U]pon dispensation under Section 2.010(d). Statement of Purpose:   It is not a purpose of Masonry to interfere with a brother’s worship, on Sunday or any other day recognized as the Sabbath, a day also recognized as a time for brethren to spend with their families.   Since 2005, Grand Masters have issued dispensations to lodges for the holding of public ceremonies and other meetings which are open to the public, Sunday afternoon being a proper time for celebration, as well as a time when families of brethren of the lodge are present or visiting.   Less frequently, Grand Masters have also issued dispensations to lodges to allow them to meet and work in stated and special meetings on Sunday, because for those lodge, for reasons of practicality or economic necessity, Sunday is the only day that its brethren can meet and work, and the lodge will otherwise cease to exist.   As long as the lodge demonstrates to the Grand Master that it has carefully considered whether meeting on Sunday would interfere with the religious practices of its brethren and visiting brethren, the divisions of the day which Masons have obligated themselves to observe; and when, as a practical matter, the brethren of the lodge may meet and work; and the Grand Master agrees with the lodge by granting dispensation, no further action needs to be taken by the lodge.   If said dispensation is not granted, the lodge may still change its stated or special meeting date and time to after 2:00 pm on Sunday, but by 4/7 of its


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Master Masons present and voting at a meeting. James G. Wade, Past Master Twilight Lodge No. 114 Ronald D. Miller, Past Master Adair Lodge No. 366 PROPOSED RESOLUTION FOR ACTION ON TUESDAY To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri

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  Be it resolved for the payment of $1.00 (One Dollar) per Master Mason paying dues by each Lodge, to maintain and enhance the Public Relations Campaign for the good of the Fraternity, for each of the ensuing 5 (Five) consecutive fiscal years of the Grand Lodge, commencing with the fiscal year of the Grand Lodge commencing on November 1, 2010. Each said payment will be due on or before the date each Annual Return required by Section 10.050 of the By-Laws is due in respect of each such fiscal year of the Grand Lodge, commencing with the annual return due no later than August 1, 2011. Statement of Purpose:   To maintain and enhance the Public Relations Campaign for the good of the fraternity. John M. Nations, Past Master Webster Groves Lodge No. 84

Jimmie D. Lee, Past Master Henderson Lodge No. 477

ANNOUNCEMENT OF TIME AND PLACE   R.W. Brother Gail S. Turner announced that the 190th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri would be held in Columbia, Missouri on September 26th and 27th, 2011, at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center. REPORT OF COMMITTEES M.W. Grand Master Reynolds directed that the report booklet of the Standing and Special Committees which were distributed on Monday, September 27, 2010 be printed in the proceedings. The reprinted reports are as follows: REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CHARTERED LODGES To the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Missouri Brethren, The Committee on Chartered Lodges met at the Masonic Complex on August 11, 2010 and submits the following report.


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Lodge Consolidations: 2009-2010 Lodge Lodge With Lodge Consolidated Lodge Consolidated No. Lodge No. Name No. Whitesville Lodge 162 Ancient Craft 377 Ancient Craft 377 Alton Lodge 255 Woodside 387 Woodside 387 Jamesport Lodge 564 Trenton 111 Trenton 111 Koshkonong Lodge 582 Clifton 463 Clifton 463 Clayton Lodge 601 Overland-Occidental 623 Overland-Occidental 623 Defiance Lodge 88 Grant City 66 Grant City 66 Montevallo Lodge 490 Stockton 283 Stockton 283 Membership Statistics Statistics are now calculated from the Access Database. The 2010 Additions and Deductions from 6/30/2009 through 7/1/2010 ADDITIONS: Affiliated by Transfer 165 Affiliated as Multiple Members 173 Affiliated as Original 8 Initiated Entered Apprentice 1,225 Passed 1,271 Raised to Degree of Master Mason 1,300 Reinstated after Suspension of Non Payment of Dues 352 TOTAL ADDITIONS: Note Initiated and Passed do not add to the number of Dues Paying Members

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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 Expelled for Unmasonic Conduct

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MEMBERSHIP CURRENT AS OF 8/25/2009 42,929 INFORMATIONAL STATISTICS ONLY Fifty Year Members (between 6/30/2009 and 7/1/2010) 619 Remitted Dues (between 6/30/2009 and 7/1/2010) 545 Endowed Membership (Active Members) 3838 Endowed Membership (Deceased) 576 TRENDS:   Growth in Multiple Membership   Drop in Suspension for Non-Payment of Dues -Lodges are more lenient due to economy. Committee would like to


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commend the actions of the lodge member retention groups.   Positive effects of Missouri’s Child Identification Program. -Reinforces continued membership and enhances appeal to potential members.   Membership -Growth (New Master Masons) continues to be strong. Factors reversing the trend of the study a decade ago predicting significant membership loss. • C2A classes • MoChIP • Internet-younger segment of possible candidate pool COMMITTEE SUGGESTIONS: - Investigate creation of new Lodges in areas of growth of population in the state (i.e.- St. Charles, O’Fallon, Chesterfield, Lake of the Ozarks and others). - Special attention should be afforded to 50- and –plus year members. - Recognition of Master Masons for 5 year intervals. This would keep members interested in obtaining membership goals and staying active in Lodge. - Increased role of Masonic Education in C2A classes and throughout the Lodge year for the benefit and review of the Craft in general. Respectfully Submitted, Rick Kern, Chairman John A. Pace Donald H. Roller Ronald L. Elliott REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CORRESPONDENCE To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri   Brethren: The experience of reading through every publication received by the Grand Lodge Office from the various Grand Lodges of the U.S. and of several internatonal Masonic Jurisdictions is one I would wish for every one of you. These publications include proceedings of Grand Lodge communications, official journals and magazines, some lodge trestleboards and publications of affiliated Masonic organizations. I do not wish upon you the actual reading of all these documents (unless you are as voracious a reader as I am)—but the experience of exploring the extensive articles of Masonic thinking and activities from so many states and countries is a valuable source of information and inspiraton. For some of you this may sound like an insurmountable task, while others may envision the gigantic opportunity for Masonic Education that such a project would provide—if you had the time and opportunity to do so.   My objective here is to give you a taste of some of the writing in this greatly truncated report. Time was when such a survey was printed in a separate volume, viz., The Masonic World of Ray V. Denslow. Alas! The exigencies of the economy require reduced size. I have chosen articles that exemplify the type of Masonic information available in many Grand Lodge publications throughout the U.S.A. and in other countries. I have examined the Proceedings of 45 Grand


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Lodges (26 on CD/DVD). The newsletters and magazines, mostly quarterly but in some monthly, of Grand Lodges are filled with graphic descriptions of Masonic events and of articles that are informative, inspirtational, and practical. These articles were chosen from more than 300 articles collected throughout the year.   What we are doing with this report is actually done on a smaller scale every month by the Southern California Lodge of Research F.&.A.M., which is highly recommended. Membership includes a subscription to The Northern Light, the official journal of AASR, Northern Juridiction.   Many of the most beautiful magazines are from such countries as Italy (Erasmo Notizie and Hiram, Grande Oriente d’Italia); São Paulo, Brazil (A Verdade - “The Truth” - Revista Maçônica); Turkey (Tesviye - “The Level”); France (Actualité - “Current Matters” - Grande Loge Nationale Française), Russia (Freemasonry.ru – “Newsletter”); Helsinki, Finland (Koilliskulma - “Northeast Corner”); and Australia (Freemason, The United Grand Lodge of New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory). I managed to read an excellent article in Portuguese (it took me four hours, since I didn’t know Portuguese, but I was totally lost in Tasmanian). The Grand Lodge of the Philippines has an excellent magazine, The Cabletow, filled with informative articles in English.   Many Masonic publications are available on the websites of the Grand Lodges. You can explore these via the web site of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, www. momason.org.   —Committee on Correspondence, Dr. E. Otha Wingo, DDGL 38, FMLR, Chairman.   1. My Favorite: MoChip: “The 100,000th child was ID’d in Independence, Mo., on May 15, 2010. Her name is Kaylee and she is 13 years old.” This report in Missouri reflects similar Child Identification programs actively operating in many Grand Lodge jurisdictions.   2. The Beauty of the Ritual. The Alberta Freemason (Feb. and Mar. 2010, Vol. 75, Nos. 2 & 3), RWBro Richard C. Friedman, Chairman, Custodian of the Work, and Bro. Peter Kermani, The Empire State Mason (Summer, 2008), Grand Lodge F.& A.M. of the State of New York. [While the direct references are to the American ritual, many of the words are the same. Their beauty, the sentiments the y express and the importance of the lessons they teach are universal. Ed. ]   In the First Degree Historical Lecture, we hear that ...a Lodge is supported by three great pillars, denominated Wisdom, Strength and Beauty: for there should be wisdom to contrive, strength to support and beauty to adorn all great and important undertakings. The visual beauty that lies at the centre of a Masonic Lodge is there for all to see. The re-creation of the Middle Chamber of King Solomon’s Temple, the soaring symbols upon the walls, floors and furniture of the Lodge, hold obvious beauty. Yet in the words of the great R&B song, “beauty’s only skin deep.”   In order to turn the man into the Free­m ason, and keep the Freemason on the right path, we need to make more obvi­ous the beauty that adorns our Ritual. Displaying the ritual’s beauty should be the focus of every individual Lodge, District and State where Freemasonry exists. More importantly, it should be the absolute mission of every individual Freemason who has been exposed to the overarching lessons of our Ritual to explain the beauty that lies within. It is the glue that binds us, as taught in the lesson of the Trowel. It is fair to say that sharing the beauty of the Ritual is as great and


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important an undertaking as any in Freemasonry—well worth the support of each of the three great pillars, especially Beauty. At every gathering of Freemasons at work in the quarries we hear these words: Most Holy and Glorious Lord God, the Great Architect of the Universe, the Giver of all good gifts and graces. Thou has prom­ised that where two or three are gathered in Thy name, Thou will he in their midst and bless them. In Thy name we have assembled and in Thy name we desire to proceed in all our doings.   These words are a striking example of the beauty contained in our Ritual. God is most holy and glorious as well as the giver of all good gifts and graces. He is the Great Architect of the Universe. How beautifully expressive are these phrases.   When our Ritual is rendered with emotion and care, its beauty is as spectacular as the Grand Canyon. Listen carefully to the words and you will understand. That is the exact reason why we must hold each other to the highest standards possible in rendering the Ritual. It is just too important to Freemasonry’s survival to ever accept mediocre work.   In the Third Degree Historical Lecture we are told, “the three great pillars were explained in a preceding degree, and there represented Wisdom, Strength and Beauty.” Here they are more fully explained. Hiram Abiff, the widow’s son from the tribe of Naphtali, by whose incredible workmanship the Temple was so beautifully adorned, this time, represents the pillar Beauty.   Just as our ancient operative Brethren made the Temple a beautiful thing to behold, our Masonic forefathers with equally incredible workmanship made the Ritual a beautiful thing to behold. As our Brethren worked so hard to beautifully adorn the Temple, so we must work hard to beautifully adorn our Ritual.   Wisdom, Strength and Beauty: the three great pillars of a Lodge. Did you ever wonder why exactly it is that we are hoodwinked in all three degrees? Beyond the obvious need to conceal the Lodge room before a man or Brother is entitled to witness it, our forefathers must have believed that beauty in Freemasonry is not something that is ­j ust seen, it is heard as well. By taking away the human sense of sight, we are forced to enhance the human sense of hearing. The harder we are willing to work at making the sounds of the Ritual beautiful, the more powerfully they are communicated.   At the end of our labour in Lodge the Ritual admonishes us to carry the meaning of the words we have heard in our hearts as we re-enter our daily lives: Teach us O God, to realize the beauties of the principles of our timehonored Institution, not only while in the Lodge, but when abroad in the world. Subdue every discordant passion within us, and enable us to love one another in the bonds of union and friendship. May the blessing of Heaven rest upon us and all regular Mason, may Brotherly love prevail and every moral and social virtue cement us. Amen.   These are such beautiful words. One of the greatest beauties of our time honoured Institution is its language. Consider the following excerpt and try to grasp how revolutionary these ideas were at the time they were first spoken. In a world that was divided, in a world where wars were waged over differences in creed, and in a world that espoused anything but universal brotherhood the language of Freemasonry was a beacon for all. The language of Freemasonry outlined concepts that even in 2008, the world is struggling to grasp:


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Freemasonry is far removed from all that is trivial, selfish and ungodly. Its structure is built upon the everlasting foundation of that God-given law, the brotherhood of man in the family whose father is God. Our ancient and honorable Fraternity welcomes to its doors and admits to its privileges worthy men of all creeds, and of every race, yet it insists that all men shall stand upon an exact equality and receive its instruction in a spirit of due humility, emphasizing, in de­meanor, in conduct, in ceremony and in language, the helpless groping nature of man at his birth and his need of reliance upon Divine guidance throughout life.   These are the instructions the candi­date receives as he stands behind the inner door before he begins his travels in Freemasonry. The beauty of these words heard by all of us early in our Masonic careers represent another “beauty of our time honoured Institution,” and show once again that our Ritual truly is a great and important undertaking.   Freemasonry demands its members pledge themselves to a much harder life than those without its walls. We are to put aside prejudice of all kinds, racism, classism and all the other “isms” that often interfere with men living up to their best instincts. Our Ritual DEMANDS that we act in a way that lives up to the words we hold dear. The sounds that enter the “attentive ear” are not empty or hollow. They outline a way of life that says don’t cheat, don’t steal, don’t cut corners in quality, and always do the right thing, even when no one is looking. This is a far tougher road to walk than allowing ourselves to embrace “selfish individualism.”   At the outset of our journey in Freema­sonry we are reminded that our lives on earth will end and that we will be evalu­ated according to our ability to adhere to the lessons learned in the Ritual. And when at last your weary feet shall have come to the end of their toilsome journey, and from your grasp shall fall the working tools of life, may the record of your life and actions be as white and spotless as the emblem I place in your hand tonight.   The phrase “and from your grasp shall fall the working tools of life” is beautiful and sounds beautiful. It pro­v ides clear evidence of the beauty of our Masonic language and promotes one of the most important traditions of our ancient and gentle Craft.   As Freemasons our Ritual enjoins us to walk and act against the “backdrop of eternity,” always keeping the Great Architect of the Universe in our hearts and minds. The world itself styles him who knows no God a heathen. He is a menace to society and a moral blank in himself. The Mason who acknowledges God in the Lodge room and ignores or blasphemes Him out of it sins and violates his oath. Your Masonry must be proven by your real attitude toward our Supreme Grand Master. The tongue, which takes the obligation of the Mason, should not demean the Mason’s God.   We are told that beauty adorns all great and important undertakings. Our reverence for Him is the most great and important undertaking of all. His is the real beauty to adorn. Has there ever been a more melodic and accurate and beautiful description of music than that which we hear on our road to the Middle Chamber? Music is that art which affects the passions by sound. There arc,


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few who have not felt its charms and acknowledged its expressions to be intelligible to the heart. It is a language of delightful sensations, far more eloquent than words; it breathes to the ear the clearest intimations; it touches and gently agitates the sublime passions, it wraps us in melancholy and elevates us in joy; it dissolves and inflames; it melts us in tenderness and excites us to war.   How about the sheer majesty of the following words that provide a clear perspective on what is really important in the world? ...and the mellowing tides of old cathedral airs vibrating through aisles and arches have stilled the ruffled spirit and, sweeping away the discordant passions of men, have borne them along its resistless current, until their united voices have joined in sounding aloud the chorus of the Heaven-born anthem, “Peace on Earth, good will toward men”; but it never sounds with such seraphic harmony as when employed in singing hymns of gratitude to the Creator of the Universe.   We know that millions of words have been written about the Craft of Freema­ sonry. Many a Masonic leader has asked his advisors to come up with a true defi­n ition of the Mason and what our Craft truly means to the individual.   Yet, perhaps unbeknownst to us who are closest to it, the following piece of Ritual clearly delineates the mission, the heart, the soul and the direction that every Freemason must live out to fully reach his potential. Hear in your heart the magnificent conclusion to the Middle Chamber Lecture: Every Brother admitted within the sacred walls of this Middle Chamber should heed the lessons here inculcated, and remember that as a Freemason, he is also a builder, not of a material edifice, but of a temple more glorious than that of Solomon; a temple of honor, of justice, of purity, of knowledge and of truth. These emblems of the operative Mason’s art indicate the labors he is to perform, the dangers he is to encounter, and the preparations he is to make in the up-rearing of the spiritual fabric wherein his soul shall find rest forever, and forevermore.   It would be our wish that every candidate for office in the world could and express the beauty of these words from the Second Degree Charge: No household can fashion the home where dissension and selfishness knell the death of unity and peace. No community can protect character where petty strife is born of mischievous tongues. No city can become a place of prosperous growth whose citizens care little and do less for its advancement. No state can derive the benefit of its resources whose people obey the one law of individual inclination and greed. No government can stand firm whose adherents are blind to the unalterable law, “in union is strength, in harmony is peace.”   Some of the most beautiful language of all is contained in Third Degree Charge, “Your manhood depend does not upon your position, but upon your character….Do not measure your importance by your titles or your money, but by the texture of your character and the cleanliness of your speech….Make others to know always that a gentleman stands before them.” Man is “the most glorious climax of all created things!” What eloquent words!   My brothers, we have selected these examples from hundreds we could have used to illustrate the fact that our Ritual is adorned with beauty. We hope that you seek out your own favorites.   It was our forefathers who knew instinctively that it was the music


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ex­p ressed in our Masonic language that would draw the attention of reflective brothers to the meaning of its words. At the same time, they understood that for this to happen, the words themselves had to sound beautiful.   To accomplish this critical task we implore you to deliver your work as a Craftsman with the same excellence of preparation that GMHA applied to his adornment of King Solomon’s Temple. If this does not happen, the beauty adorned in our Ritual will remain unheard and the Craft will never function the way our fathers intended.   The Pillar Beauty adorns both our Lodges and our Ritual. It is a living, breathing thing. This is an absolute truth as well as a time honoured principle of our Institution.   Our Fathers had faith that if a com­m itted Mason was presented with wise and serious truths, adorned with noble thoughts in beautiful ways, then to the reflective Mason the words of our Ritual, as well as their meaning, would become indelibly imprinted upon his mind.   T h e y u n d e r s t o o d t h a t t h r o u g h a succession of ages, the beauty of our l a n g u a g e w a s j u s t o n e m o r e w a y t o make certain the tenets of our Institution were transmitted unimpaired. They understood that the communication of our Ritual was, indeed, a wise and important undertaking.   We can afford no less an understanding in the present and in the future.   3. The Power of the Coffee Pot, Illinois Freemason. Vol. 16, No. 2 (Spring 2010).   Plato once said that “Necessity is the mother of invention,” often translated as “When people really need to do something, they will figure out a way to do it.” This could certainly be applied to the members of Tamaroa Lodge No. 207. Tamaroa is a small farming community in northern Perry County, in the heart of Southern Illinois. Ten years ago, this tiny lodge of slightly over 30 resident members faced a common problem...dwindling revenues, rising expenses, and declining membership. Additionally, the lodge room itself was arguably the smallest in the state, making proper floor work an impossible task.   The Village of Tamaroa itself, however, also had a problem: its only café had just closed. Local residents no longer had a place to drink coffee, swap stories or discuss local issues. It didn’t take long for No. 207 local members Larry “Jitterbug” Galbraith and Richard Morrow to seize the opportunity…and the “Thank You Coffee Shop” was opened in the No. 207 dining area. Coffee was provided free of charge to the locals, with donations accepted. Doughnuts and homemade pastries soon made their appearance. The number of “regulars” grew quickly...and so did the revenues.   After several years of successful operation, the members of No. 207 voted to continue manning the shop, and use revenues to add a new lodge room. In was decided to use volunteer labor, and pay for the project as the money was available. Almost every resident mason pitched in, and three years later, one of the nicest lodge rooms in Southern Illinois held its first meeting. The old lodge room was remodeled, and became the new dining area. Future plans include new bathrooms and a new kitchen.   The coffee shop is in operation after 10 years, with some slight changes…the members now work a regular schedule, and the shop is “rich enough” to buy its own coffee and supplies. Each December, the Lodge sponsors a free Christmas


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dinner to thank the regulars for their patronage throughout the year. The shop has also produced some unanticipated side benefits…our connection with the community is stronger than ever, and five regular coffee drinkers are now called brothers!   Tamaroa Lodge No. 207 is proud of its progress over the last decade, and very proud of its new facility. When necessity meets opportunity, and Masons are involved, anything is possible! The members of Tamaroa No. 207 invite all Masons to stop in for look at the Lodge room…and, of course, a free cup of coffee.   4. Where is the Light? by Joe Behodhek, The New Mexico Freemason, Vol. 75, No. 1 (Spring 2010).   A short time ago I was having a conversation with a brother from my lodge about the fraternity and the Shrine. I asked him why he had decided not to become a Shrine Mason. His answer surprised me. He told me of his continued search for the light of Masonry. He had found it in the first three degrees, but it wasn’t enough. So he sought out more light through the York Rite. There, he was more content. So once again I asked him why he didn’t continue into the Shrine. He then told me that he didn’t see any light coming from the Shrine. I was shocked by this.   The light from the Shrine doesn’t come from the ceremony or ritual. It comes from the living embodiments of our core beliefs: faith, charity and brotherly love. When you enter the shrine, everyone tries to make you feel welcome and invites you to join them for drinks and laughter. Occasionally, we get a little loud and sometimes even make fools of ourselves. But, when you aren’t looking, we sneak in one or two good deeds. It might be some clowns making balloon animals at a mini-clinic, or the Provost’s Staff re-doing the front entry tile, or the Young Guns putting in a daycare center so that Shriners with children can come to functions and not have to worry about finding a sitter.   Every Shriner remembering whence he came is proud to call himself a Master Mason. When it comes to helping out the kids or the hospital, we join together and put all of our differ­ences aside. We aren’t always well organized, and are a bit rough around the edges at times. But with all of our faults, we get the job done.   I looked at my brother and told him, if you want to see the light at the shrine come on down and help us with a mini clinic. Come watch a clown put a smile on a child’s face or see the relief wash over a worried parent when they find out that the Shriners can help their child. The light is blinding if you are looking in the right direction with your eyes open.   5. What Can Masons Learn From Bees? By: Grand Master Craig C. Hummel, Grand Lodge Bulletin, Vol. 111, No. 1 (March 2010).   The beehive is often recognized as being a symbol of Freemasonry, usually to denote the quality of being industrious. However, there is more of a connection than you may have considered in the past. For example, let’s take a look at the life cycle of a female worker bee. She begins her adult life by working in the hive. Similarly, an Operative Entered Apprentice spends his first seven years laboring in the quarries, while a Speculative Entered Apprentice spends the first part of his Masonic career listening and learning. This is characteristic of the “Youth” stage of man.   When the female worker bee is two to three weeks old, which is approximately middle age to humans, she must make a major career change. Instead of working around the hive, she must go out and forage, flying from feeding site to feeding site to gather nectar and pollen.


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  After the Operative Apprentice Mason is promoted to a Fellow Craft, he is thought to have learned enough to hone and specialize in a particular skill. A Speculative Fellow Craft spends his time learning how to act and live his life according to the square of virtue, maintaining his behavior within due and appropriate boundaries, remembering that he is traveling upon that level of time to that undiscovered country, from whose borne no traveler returns. He is spending this part of his Masonic career—the stage of “Manhood”—still learning, but with more emphasis on doing.   In the latter part of her life, the female worker bee is still flying from site to site, gathering nectar and pollen, but in addition, she has to communicate the location of those sites to other bees.   Again, there is a correlation to the stage of life for Masonry. By this time, the Operative Craftsman has polished his specialized skills and becomes a Master. In Speculative Masonry, the Master Mason has proven his skill and is charged with the responsibility of managing others, using his especial tool, the trowel, to spread the cement of brotherhood, using his knowledge and judgment to ascertain who best can work and best agree. So while in this stage of life—the “Age” stage—he is in the teaching mode.   So just as the bee’s life can be broken into three phases, so can the Speculative and the Operative Mason’s life.   The first stage is the learning stage, followed by the second stage, which is focused on doing. But the cycle isn’t complete without the third and final stage—teaching. LEARN—DO—TEACH. Youth—Manhood—Age. There is an old saying, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Unfortunately, in many cases, we are falling behind in our commitment to teach and mentor our newer brothers. Our new members are hungry for knowledge and mentoring—the very things that our more experienced brothers could and should be providing, but for whatever reason, that connection is being made far too infrequently. Perhaps it is because the emphasis isn’t being placed on the right group of brothers.   In too many lodges, a few core individuals do the vast majority of the work. While it isn’t the Worshipful Master’s responsibility to mentor the new brother, it is his responsibility to see that it is done—and he likely has a cadre of qualified and willing brethren to take on that task— those in the “Age” phase of man, typically in the 60-65 years of age and up bracket.   Worshipful Masters, the parts of the equation are there—students who want to learn and teachers willing and able to teach. It is your responsibility to put them together. Use the symbolic trowel to spread the cement of brotherly love and friendship to determine who best can work and best agree—who best can learn and best mentor.   6. Why is a Lodge Meeting Called a “Communication”? From The Wayfarer (MN River Valley Lodge #6), Grand Lodge A.F.& A.M. of Minnesota, Vol. 12, Issue 1 (Jan 2010).   In Old English “communication” was “to common”—to share with others. In the church “communion” is the common partaking of the sacrament. In a Masonic Lodge “communion,” “to common” is to gather in a “communication,” signifying not just a meeting of men to legislate, but a gathering of men with a common purpose, governed by a common idea, believing in a common ideal. It is one of the precious and delightful ways in which Masonry keeps alive an old, old idea in the words of long ago.


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  7. The City of Jebus. by Michael A. Halleran, The Jebusite’s Jobsite, The Kansas Mason (February 2009). Quoted in Southern California Research Lodge F.&A.M., Fraternal Review, No. 1018 (1 April 2009).   Jebus, the home of the Jebusites, is none other than Jerusalem, a fact which is well known to Bible scholars, but which may not be evident to the Craft as a whole. And it is clear that Jerusalem is an ancient city. The name Jerusalem appears in nearly forty of the sixty-six books of the Bible under one name or another. The original name of the settlement was Uru-Salim, a Babylonian name meaning “the city of Salim,” and this name was later shortened to “Salem” as reported in the book of Genesis. The town was, and remains, situated on the southern slope of two ridges of land which terminated to the south by the intersection of two valleys, Hinnom and Jehoshaphat. The western ridge is Zion and the highest section of the eastern ridge is Moriah, and the southern part of Moriah is the Ophel spoken of in the Bible.   The earliest historical mention of Jerusalem is found in the letter which its king, Abd-Khiba, wrote to Amenophis king of Egypt about 1400 B.C. It is clear from these letters that Jerusalem was at that time an important city, the head of a considerable territory, although its ruler was a vassal of the Egyptian king. The territory of Jerusalem at that period was approximately the territory which afterward comprised the kingdom of Judah. A passage in one of Abd-Khiba’s letters…shows that the Jerusalem of that day had a wall….”We will open Jerusalem to the guards whom thou shalt send us by the hand of Khaja.” If Jerusalem could be “opened,” it was a walled city   8. 225 Years of Freemasonry in New Brunswick, From Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of New Brunswick, May 2009, pp. 60-63. Report of the Grand Historian. History, we can confidently assert, is useful in the sense that art and music, poetry and flowers, religion and philosophy are useful. Without it—as with these—life would be poorer and meaner; without it we should be denied some of those intellectual and moral experiences which give meaning and richness to life. Surely it is no accident that the study of history has been the solace of many of the noblest minds of every generation. —Henry Steele Commager   LODGE HISTORIES: In 1935 RWB Albert Pearson was appointed as this body’s first Grand Historian. One of the first pleas he made was for each and every lodge in this grand jurisdiction to compile a history. Despite the fact that this request continued to be made by succeeding holders of this office it went virtually ignored until recent years. Now seventy-four years later I find that the same plea must be made. Brethren, it is essential that each and every lodge in this jurisdiction have a complete and comprehensive history and that once completed it is regularly updated.   The completion of a lodge history is for more than just appeasing the constant nagging of the Grand Historian, it is the means by which we fulfill, in part, our responsibility to those who have built the foundations upon which we now stand, as well as to those who shall come after us. Each lodge is, in and of itself, a unique entity, reflecting the customs and traditions that have evolved over the many years of its existence. The placing on paper the various events that have occurred, whether they are good or bad, during your lodge’s continuation is to pay the proper homage to those early brethren who first brought Masonic light to your community. Their path was not an easy one and the struggle to maintain the light of Freemasonry often difficult. Yet they


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persevered and ask only to be remembered.   Brethren, we must also realize that we do not live in isolation from the rest of the world and that our Masonic history, whether it is at the lodge or Grand Lodge level, is no longer the exclusive domain or property of the Masonic fraternity. The last three decades have witnessed a dramatic change in the academic world’s view of Freemasonry and its history. No longer a subject to invite derision, we have seen more and more post graduate university students select subjects with a Masonic theme for their dissertations, both at the Master’s and Doctorate levels. During the last ten years more than fifty Doctoral dissertations that deal with aspects of Masonic history have been produced in American Universities. These new standards of historical evidence and academic rigor have resulted in the establishment of centers for the study of Freemasonry in such institutions of higher learning as the University of Sheffield in England; the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and at UCLA in California.   Professor Margaret C. Jacob in a short paper titled “The Past and Future in Masonic Scholarship” wrote in part, “then we can only hope and assume that all lodges in this country now in possession of historical documents will work very hard to preserve them and to make them accessible to all reputable brothers or scholars. The Masonic past has a future only if we give it one.”   During the last eight years considerable progress has been made in documenting our history, all of which I would point out occurred under the leadership of my immediate predecessor RWB Bud Gillrie. During that period approximately 27 comprehensive lodge histories were completed representing 2,692 years of Masonic history. While this represents significant progress there still remains a great deal of work to be undertaken with over 3,800 years of history yet to be researched and written as reflected in the attached table. The researching and writing of a lodge history is no small undertaking and requires a commitment to the task that few seem willing to undertake; however, from time to time there are those who are willing to step forward and meet the challenge head on. * * *   225 YEARS OF FREEMASONRY IN NEW BRUNSWICK: This report would not be complete without drawing the attention of the brethren to the fact that this year is the 225th anniversary of Freemasonry in the Province of New Brunswick.   With the defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown in the fall of 1781 the American Revolutionary war had come to an end, though minor battles between the British and the colonists continued for another two years. In February of 1783 King George III issued his Proclamation of Cessation of Hostilities, culminating in the Peace Treaty of 1783.   While negotiations for peace and the recognition of the independence of the 13 colonies was taking place in far off France, Sir Guy Carleton had been sent out to New York to bring the military operations to a conclusion and to try and deal with the ever increasing nervousness of those Loyalists who had sought refuge on Long Island. For the Loyalists the dream of a British victory had come to an end and they were now faced with the choice of attempting to return to their homes where they were no longer welcomed or being resettled in Nova Scotia. The vast majority chose the latter and by the spring of 1783 the first fleet of ships had left Long Island headed north to the Bay of Fundy.   When the first contingent of Loyalists arrived at the mouth of the Saint John River they were met with bleak prospects for their gaze was cast upon a


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desolate and inhospitable landscape. It was these first migrants and those who followed in the summer and fall fleets that set to work to erect a settlement that would become the City of Saint John.   Similar struggles were to take place around the province and new settlements were erected, the names of which have become part of our everyday vocabulary: Fredericton, Moncton, Dorchester, St. George, St. Andrews and so many more were all built with the blood and sweat of the Loyalists.   But it was more than just their meagre possessions and heavy hearts that the Loyalists brought with them from the lands of their birthplace. They also brought the customs and traditions that they had formerly enjoyed and which had formed a part of their everyday lives. Among those customs was Freemasonry. Many of the Loyalists were already members of the craft and some such as the Rev. John Beardsley were prominent Masons in the colonies.   The first lodge to be erected in Saint John was that of Hiram Lodge No. 17 located on Brittain Street near the intersection of Germain Street just a few blocks south of here. The lodge was formally opened on September 1, 1784 with the officers having been installed by Worshipful Brother Dr. Azor Betts. The first master of the lodge was none other than the Rev. John Beardsley, a past Junior Grand Warden of the Provincial Grand Lodge of New York and who we consider to be the father of Freemasonry in New Brunswick.   From the first gathering of Masonic brethren in Hiram Lodge in 1784, Freemasonry has had a continual presence in the Province of New Brunswick. The establishment of new lodges and corresponding growth of membership was at first slow. As homesteads, villages, towns and cities became established the population turned their attention to activities of a more leisurely and intellectual nature and thus we find that the light of Freemasonry was once again finding a home in communities throughout the province.   By 1830 seventeen lodges had been warranted throughout the province; unfortunately the majority of these lodges were to have a relatively short life span. By 1831 only four lodges remained in operation they being St. John’s, Albion, Midian and Hibernian in St. Andrews. This downturn in the fortunes of Freemasonry was to continue until 1837 when Hibernia Lodge in Saint John received a warrant from the Grand Lodge of Ireland. The establishment of Hibernia Lodge was to signal a resurgence of Freemasonry in New Brunswick and from that birth up until the establishment of the Grand Lodge of New Brunswick in 1867 another twenty-five lodges were to be warranted.   The year 1867 was a pivotal one in our history for in that year not only was the Dominion of Canada created but the Grand Lodge of New Brunswick was erected. From the time of its constitution the Grand Lodge of New Brunswick has warranted another twenty-three lodges in the jurisdiction.   All told there have been some seventy-seven lodges which in some form or another have operated within the borders of New Brunswick. While there were times when Freemasonry’s fortunes had waned significantly, nevertheless those early members persevered and the light of Freemasonry continued to burn unabated. During the last 225 years men from all walks of life have deemed it worthy to become members of the craft. In fact over thirty thousand men have crossed the thresholds of our lodges. Many of our members were prominent citizens and highly successful within their chosen field of endeavour. During the province’s developmental years we find names such as John Saunders, Chief Justice of the province from 1822-­1834; the Hon. George Leonard; Dugald Campbell, Chief Surveyor whose attention to detail is still admired today and


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Samuel Denny Street who fought against slavery in the courts.   In later years there was the Hon. John B. Baxter, Premier of the Province of New Brunswick from 1925-1931. He was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Brunswick in 1935 and served in this office until his death in 1946. He was elected as the Grand Master of this Grand Lodge in 1932 and 1933.   9. Eddie Arnold on Postage Stamp. Reported by Robert A. Domingue, “The Stamp Act,” The Northern Light (Nov., 2009).   Richard Edward “Eddy” Arnold is pictured on a stamp issued by Antigua on Aug. 18, 1994, as part of a set to honor movie actors. He was a 64-year member of East Nashville Lodge No. 560, being raised on March 21, 1944. Later that year, Arnold became a member of the Scottish Rite and Shrine in Nashville. Born May 15, 1918 in Chester County, TN, Eddy Arnold gained radio experience in Jackson, Memphis and St. Louis. In 1944 he began recording for RCA Victor. Arnold continued to win favor with audiences by branching out into movies and television.   He received the Academy of Country Music’s Pioneer Award in 1985. One of his recordings was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Recording Academy gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. He died May 8, 2008 in Nashville.   10. Drawing on the Floor: Julian Rees Looks at the Development of Lodge Tracing Boards. In Freemasonry Today, #51 (Winter 2009), United Grand Lodge of England.   Every lodge in the English Constitution has a tracing board for each of the three degrees. What is their point? Do they actually add anything to our study of masonic symbols and allegories? Would the lessons imparted by each of the three degree ceremonies be any less complete without the tracing boards?   This is a complex question; on one level, it is true that we can learn all that the ritual book teaches without such visual aids. On another level however, the tracing boards contain clues; clues about aspects of the teachings of the three degrees that are not evident in the words of today’s printed ritual.   We have to remember that the printing of clear text rituals is a fairly modern practice. There are signs that in the days when the ritual had to be learned from an oral tradition, much more was imparted to the student. This is the only way we can explain why, for instance, the Grand Principles on which masonry is founded, Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, are only communicated to the Entered Apprentice when he learns the questions leading from the first to the second degree—they are mentioned nowhere at all in the first degree.   Similarly, two of the richest stores of masonic allegory, the five noble orders of architecture and the seven liberal arts and sciences, are spoken of only to point out two sets of steps in a stairway, one of five and one of seven. These crucially important allegorical tokens are nowhere fully expounded, unless you read the Emulation lectures. Yet if we examine, for instance, some of the American tracing boards of the eighteenth century we find intricate drawings of the orders of architecture, which make it clear that the Master, or another mason charged with instructing younger Brethren, must have gone to great lengths to delve into the intricate differences and significations of the five orders.   In London, 1762, an exposé of Freemasonry entitled Jachin and Boaz was published in which the following passage appears:   “He [the candidate] is also learnt the Step, or how to advance to the


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Master upon the Drawing on the Floor, which in some Lodges resembles the grand Building, termed a Mosaic Palace, and is described with the utmost Exactness. They also draw other Figures, one of which is called the Laced Tuft, and the other the Throne beset with Stars …” The author adds: In some Lodges, the new-made Member is obliged to take a Mop out of a Pail of Water, and wash the Drawing on the Floor out, which puts him in some Confusion, and creates great Mirth among Brethren. In other words, they were exceedingly careful that the images they drew on the floor of the lodge should not be seen by the profane world.   From the middle of the eighteenth century in England the designs were being reproduced on floor-cloths, as it was becoming too laborious to wash away the design every time the lodge was closed. These practices were being copied on the continent, in France, Germany and Austria in the form of lodge cloths or carpets. A later exposure showing a French lodge at work was reproduced in an engraving, showing the Brethren ranged on either side of a floor cloth with symbols depicted on it.   Later still, the cloths were supported on a board or on trestles and from this followed the practice of executing the design on a rigid, framed board. According to Terry Haunch in his paper for the Transactions of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge, No. 2076 there is some evidence that the term ‘trestle board,’ ‘trassle board’ and other variants became corrupted into ‘traising board’ and later ‘tracing board’. In the United States the term ‘trestle board’ is still used for this object.   Very few boards dating from before 1800 have survived, but after that year the names of certain English designers come to the fore, including John Cole, whose engravings appeared in 1801, and John Browne, the author of the famous Master Key (1798), who designed a set of boards in full colour in about 1800.   With the advent of boards designed by Josiah Bowring, a portrait painter, we see an attempt to produce aesthetically pleasing boards, employing perspective, and to include more detail than his predecessors. Bowring’s boards certainly raised the standard of those who came after him. Of these, by far the most accomplished was John Harris, whose prolific output leaves us sets of boards designed in 1820, 1825, 1845 and 1849. It was Harris’ boards of 1845 which won for him a competition launched by the Emulation Lodge of Improvement in that year. These boards, 6 by 3 feet in size, are still in use by the lodge today.   Continental European lodges often have lodge carpets rather than rigid boards. Pilgrim Lodge, No. 238, in London, which has worked in the German language since 1779, uses such a carpet. Since the reestablishment of Freemasonry in countries previously under communism, lodges have been busy designing carpets in the twenty-first century idiom leading to a flowering of masonic art. We see lodge carpets woven in Germany with vibrant colours and attention to detail which have pushed out the boundaries of the eighteenth and nineteenth century designs we are used to in England. We see boards designed by the Hungarian artist Ferec Sebök in which a form of Art Deco becomes transmuted in an almost surreal manner.   In the United States tracing boards are no longer used except in those lodges working English rituals, but there are some splendid examples of very elaborate and intricate painted boards and cloths which are now mostly the property of museums.   Freemasonry, after all, is about rendering in symbol and allegory that which words alone cannot express. And a visual image gives us a way of using our own insight to de-code the message. The tracing boards are there to do just that—


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from their original function of laying out the plan of the building, they have developed into a means for us to lay out the message, and then to profit by it. [With acknowledgment to Terence O. Haunch, former Director of the Library and Museum of Freemasonry, London, author of Tracing Boards – their Development and their Designers.] —Julian Rees is the author of Tracing Boards of the Three Degrees in Craft Freemasonry Explained, Lewis Masonic, Hersham, 2009.   11. I’ll Take Some of That. From Masonic Trivia, collected by Brother Ray Dotson on the Internet, quoted in The Master’s Mark, Vol. IV No. 7 (May, 2010), Sedalis Lodge No. 236.   When asked how he came to be a Mason, President McKinley explained: After the battle of Opequam, I went with the surgeon of our Ohio regiment to the field where there were about 5,000 Confederate prisoners under guard. Almost as soon as we passed the guard, I noticed the doctor shook hands with a number of Confederate prisoners. He also took from his pocket a roll of bills and distributed all he had among them. Boy-like, I looked on in wonderment; I didn’t know what it all meant. On the way back to camp I asked him: “Did you know these men or ever see them before?” “No,” replied the doctor, “I never saw them before.” “But,” I persisted, “You gave them a lot of money, all you had about you. Do you ever expect to get it back?” “Well,” said the doctor, “if they are able to pay me back, they will. But it makes no difference to me; they are brother Masons in trouble and I am only doing my duty.” “I said to myself, “If that is Masonry, I will take some of it myself.”   [Considering my interest in music in the Masonic Lodge, both in the opening/ closing and in the conferring of degrees, I especially took note of how music, especially organ music, was emphasized in many Lodge and Grand Lodge events. We are reminded that music is “far more eloquent than words.” Music assists in fulfilling our stated purpose, “for by its powerful charms the most discordant passions may be harmonized and brought into perfect unison.” Here are three short articles on organ music. EOW]   12. What’s Happened to....Organ Music? Freemason: Vol. 40 No. 4 (September 2008)   Organists are becoming more difficult to find and many meetings are without music. Members are forced to their own version of harmony except for important meetings where one of the few organists available can be contacted. Many lodge rooms are provided with organs of the harmonious type and these are mostly idle because of the scarcity of people to play them. This is why there has been a move over the past few years to record music on tape or disc to provide harmony and suitable music in the lodge.   The history of the organ is lost in antiquity. It’s said to have come from the pipes of the god Pan but sounds have been made with holes in reeds for many centuries. Extensions of this method include the bassoon, clarinet and oboe. A pipe organ is first mentioned about 250 BC when Ctesibius, a barber of the Egyptian city of Alexandria, invented an instrument called the hydraulis. This worked by water being pumped into a pottery jar which displaced air through a set of pipes at the top. Archimedes improved on the invention and the Emperor Nero was so interested that he had one installed in his palace.   The organ then became important enough to be used in houses of worship. The Hebrew Talmud refers to a “magrapha” in the last temple of the Jews at Jerusalem in the second century AD, but the purely pneumatic organ which used bellows instead of water did not make its appearance until a century later.


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St Jerome, in about 400 AD, wrote of an organ in Jerusalem with 12 bronze pipes, two elephant skins and 15 bellows which could be heard at the Mount of Olives nearly a mile away. With all of the equipment in those days, an organist needed to be in good physical condition. But by the 15th century, the pipe organ had acquired the external form which we now know. In those days the keys, which had been several inches wide and needed considerable force of a fist to operate them, had been reduced to their present finger form and the addition of a pedal gave the organ more flexibility.   Organ construction became the major role of the Germans and Dutch and there were said to be more than 200 organ builders in Saxony alone. They included Gottfried Silbermann who built the organ used by J S Bach.   The modern pipe organ dates from the late 1800s when engineer Robert HopeJones rejuvenated an old instrument in St Johns Church, Birkenhead, England, by playing it from a churchyard by the use of low voltage electrical contacts which opened the closed valves of the pipes electronically as the player gently touched the keys. Up to that time, organ pipes and their wind chests had been linked to consoles by stretched wires or wooden rods. In 1895, Hope-Jones was invited to rebuild the organ at Worcester Cathedral and he was also credited with the horseshoe theatre organ console with its curved rows of coloured stop tablets that replaced the old draw-knobs. He also invented the diaphone, a deep throated bass top with a sound so loud that it was adopted by the US Coast Guard as a fog-warning device. But his most important gift to the theatre organ was the system of pipe unification which made it possible for every set of tubes to be played on every manual at different octave pitches.   However, the era of the mighty Wurlitzer organs is over and even the theatres which housed these remarkable instruments have vanished as entertainment tastes have changed. Some of these organs have been rescued by enthusiasts while many of them have been sent to the scrap heap. But over the centuries, humans have been known for their ability to cope with change and maybe lodge members around the world will copy the efforts of the early inventors and find a suitable replacement for the mighty organ and its musical sounds.   13. It’s Never Too Late to Play a Tune. By V Ex Comp John Muir, Grand Organist, United Grand Lodge of New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, Freemason,Vol 41.No.5(Summer2009)   Over twenty years ago Lodge Liverpool No 197 ran out of organists. So VW Bro R.A. (Bob) Evans decided to learn to play. He was nearly 70 at the time, and b l i n d . W i t h t h e h e l p o f t h e Royal Blind Society he obtained a braille version of the Masonic Music Book, and cassettes of what the music should sound like. He bought an organ, and using his own time to practise at home he became a creditable performer who served as organist to his lodge for many years, and other lodges meeting at Liverpool. Bob was never in the running to give recitals at the Opera House or Town Hall, but he learned to play the lodge odes and incidental music to a satisfactory standard. Bob who is 92, no longer plays, but served his own and other lodges for well over a decade.   Traditional keyboard instruction emphasises the development of technical skills through exercises, playing every note exactly as written, and to develop the ability to play two or more different lines of music simultaneously. This system of instruction has produced great keyboard players, and if you want to be a concert pianist, it’s the only way to go.


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  Unfortunately this approach makes demands on time, ability and persistence which few are able to meet, and has a high dropout rate. The sad thing is not that people quit music but that they quit with a sense of failure and frustration. They resent that their time has been spent with little or no achievement to show for it and many resolve never to touch a keyboard again.   The simplified approach to learning to play is not new. Established music teachers rarely approve it, because they do not wish promising young people to cut off prema­turely their option to achieve excellence. But what of the late starters, whose fingers are already over forty? What of the dropouts, who had their chance to strive for excellence, but blew it years ago? What of those who already have some musical experience who would like to play key­board as an additional accomplishment?   For beginning players, the simpli­fication of style comes from three sources: 1. It is not necessary to play more than one melody at a time. Many people can only hear one melody at a time anyway. If you want more melodies, hire more musicians. 2. It is not necessary to play more than one note at a time with your right hand. A lot of good music is led by a solo melody. 3. It is not necessary to be too particular about the position of the left hand chord. If you have to play C, E and G, any C, E and G will do within reason so long as you can reach them in time, and the hand position feels comfortable. The mature age entrant or piano drop­out aspiring to become a Masonic organist needs the following: 1. Willingness to persevere steadily until some progress is evident. This may take months. 2. Daily access (preferably at home) to an organ or electronic keyboard with full-size keys. If noise is a problem, use headphones. 3. About an hour for practice per day as a minimum if you’re serious. Half an hour a week will get you nowhere. 4. A self-tutoring book (available from all shops selling organs) which explains the notation for the melody and the chords for the accompani­ment, and provides tunes with gradu­ated levels of difficulty. 5. Help from someone experienced in the melody and chords system to start your self-teaching process, and to provide backup if you hit trouble. 6. Necessary items of Masonic music in melody and chord notation….   Learning to play the organ is like learning to drive a car, when in the early stages you haven’t enough hands, eyes and feet to do all the things needed and the reward of achievement comes only after patience and persistence. Most Masonic music is relatively simple, requiring the knowledge of three or four chords in easy keys and introductory seminars for late starters would help.   14. The Sweet Sound of Masonic Music, Robert E. Redding, Albert Pike Lodge No. 33, in The Voice of Freemasonry Vol. 27, No. 2 (2010), Grand Lodge of (F.A.A.M.) of the District of Columbia.   I have been invited, as the former Chairman of the Grand Lodge Music Committee, to share my thoughts on the role of music in the activities of the Craft in an effort to raise interest in Masonic Music and how it can serve as an effective element in the overall work of our Blue Lodges. It is there where we discover many brethren with musical talents, perhaps unused for a time. There is a considerable history of developing musical programs in the District of Columbia


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for both lodge meetings and ritualistic ceremonials. In the Scottish Rite, we say that music “establishes mood, touches the heart and elevates the mind.”   Let us reflect briefly on the fact that music has actually has gone beyond these uses in the Craft and is a major expression of Masonic philosophy. Music “stimulates the mind and elevates the spirit,” and brings value and pleasure to all Masonic endeavors. From the earliest days of Freemasonry, music was never omitted from either lodge meetings, degree work or other rites, such as cornerstone ceremonies, building dedications, the installation of officers, and memorial services. During the latter, musical enhancements in addition to hymns might include bugle calls, or muffled drums. “Auld Lang Syne,” for instance, was not written by Bro. Robert Burns to be sung on New Year’s Eve, but to be sung at the closing of the meeting of his Blue Lodge. Great attention continues to be given musically to both Masonic memorial services and lodges of sorrow. While music, in the form of specific songs and melodies, was never legislated officially or made a mandatory part of the rituals themselves, it was made a part of the “spiritual furnishings” of the lodge, degrees, and other Masonic ceremonials.   Thus, for centuries, music has been a valuable part of Masonic work. Let’s think together for a moment of music as a part of nature. As Freemasons, we have come to know that there are seven basic liberal arts and sciences serving the needs of mankind. They are Grammar, Rhetoric, Arithmetic, Logic, Geometry, Astronomy, and the focus of this article, Music. Music, in particular, is recommended to the attention of Masons because as the “concord of sweet sounds’ elevates the generous sentiments of the soul, so should the concord of good feeling reign among the brethren.” (Albert G. Mackey’s A Lexicon of Freemasonry, 1852, p. 318).   Other authors have also emphasized the importance of music. Dr. Rex R. Hutchens, 33°, Grand Cross, in his book A Bridge to Light states: “From the discovery of harmonics by Pythagoras… the ancients… created the idea of ‘the Music of the Spheres’ or harmony in the universe; a sort of music of God.” Similarly Sir Knight John W. Dadmun in The Masonic Choir states: “Music is an element of power that we Masons cannot afford to dispense with. It will add, incalculably, to the interest of lodge meetings, and do much to preserve the ancient landmarks of the order.” Also, a passage in Masonic Odes says: “The three symbolic degrees of Masonry exemplified without the use of music, is, to say the least, robbing Masonry of one of its most important factors.”   Finally, Chester W. Mabie in the Royal Arch Melodia notes: “It has been urged with some force, that the beauties of the Masonic ritual cannot be evinced and stamped indelibly on the mind of the novitiate without the aid of music; the soul inspiring strains of which add power to the work, adorning its ever-living truths with a grandeur that no other art can supply, stealing upon the senses and elevating the feelings so that purity of conception, without which, to those that tread the road that leadeth to exultation, light is but darkness and truth a shadow.”   Albert Pike, himself a fine musician noted for his skill in playing violin, greatly admired music and made it an integral part of many Scottish Rite degrees, often specifying specific melodies. Every lodge would do well to take this to heart and make a special effort to include appropriate musical interludes and enhancement to the degrees. To do this is to touch the heart, move the mind, and lift the soul of all involved for, as an anonymous author once wrote of this sublime art: “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to


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the imagination, and charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order and leads to all that is good, just and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, nevertheless dazzling, passionate and eternal form.”   Clearly, Masonic music is very important. Its value has been proved by musical legends of the past such as Brothers Mozart, Sibelius, Sousa, and Berlin. Its value continues today through the musical skills and contributions of others. To those other Brethren who possess musical talents, but for whatever reason, have not made them known, I urge you to join this great Masonic tradition and mission. Your talents are needed and will be appreciated. The time to become active is now! Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, Wings to the mind, Flight to the imagination, A charm to sadness, Gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order and Leads to all that is good, Just and beautiful, Of which it is the invisible, Nevertheless dazzling, Passionate and eternal form. —Robert E. Redding Albert Pike Lodge No. 33   15. Precepts of Modern Masonry, RWBro. Luther W. Osborn, Grand Orator Grand Lodge of Nebraska 1875. Quoted in Olive Branch Lodge # 576 “The Daylight Lodge,” May 2010 Trestleboard, Walter S. Sawicki II, Secretary.   Be just—because equity sustains the human race.   Be good—because goodness enchains all hearts.   Be indulgent—because, feeble thyself, thou shoulder bear with the feebleness of others.   Be kind—because kindness secures affection.   Be grateful—because gratitude is the food that nourishes liberality.   Be modest—because pride is offensive to thy fellow beings.   Pardon injuries—because vengeance perpetuates hate.   Render good for evil—because in this way you will rise superior to the evildoer, and make him your friend.   Be forbearing, temperate, and chaste—because voluptuousness, intemperance and sensuality are destructive of your existence; and they will render it miserable.   Be a citizen—because thy country is necessary for thy security, and the happiness, and well being.   Defend thy country with thy life—because it is she who secures thee in thy property, and in the possessions of all those things near to thy heart; but never forget that humanity has rights; if thy country wrong thee, if she refuse thee happiness and suffer thee to be oppressed, leave her in silence, but never trouble her. Support adversity with resignation.   16. Prime Numbers Within The Craft. Bro. Christopher B. Murphy, Chaplain, Mount Anthony Lodge #13, Bennington, Vermont. The Green Mountain Freemasonn Vol. 30 No. 1 (Summer/Fall 2009), Grand Lodge of Vermont, F. & A.M.


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  The numbers 3, 5, and 7 are often recognized as holding particular importance within the Craft. We are likely well schooled in the ubiqui­t ous, subtle and/ or oblique repetitions of these. A number that has recurrence but which is not often noted, however, is the number 2, which, depending on its use, represents pairings (two stewards, two deacons, two wardens, two pillars), or dichotomies (two ashlars, one rough and one perfect; two globes representing the celestial and the mundane; the phrases “neither naked nor clad, barefoot nor shod,” “off or from”), or complimentary terms (“freewill and accord,” “worthy and well qualified,” “promise and declare”).   Adding the number 2 to our list of significant numbers, a pattern emerges. These numbers which emanate from our ritual and symbols time and time again are all Prime numbers, and the fact that they are Prime holds significance.   First, a Prime is a number that has just two even divisors, itself and 1. An initial interpretation of the recurrence of 1 is as a symbol of the Uni­versality of Freemasonry: in all of the numbers that most frequently occur, the number 1 is a universal component. But this is just a facet of the significance of the Prime number. Further illumination as to the meaning and purpose of Primes comes when ponder­ing the very meaning of the term “universal,” to wit: the commonality is what is important, and the thing that each Prime shares in common is the number 1.   Within this model, each of our significant numbers, 2, 3, 5, and 7, all Primes, can be seen as representing the Brethren: 2, 3, 5, and 7 are all dif­ferent, just as each brother is different. Globally and locally, we are of different religions, races, politics, histories, and professions. Within the Lodge, we may be Esoterics, or Ritualists, or Sociables, or may be still developing in Masonry.   So, if each Prime number represents us collectively, the 1—the constancy throughout each brother—must represent our collective commonality. And commonalities abound: Even before first being initiated, we were all men, free born, and of lawful age. These are commonalities by virtue of birth.   Included in our commonality by virtue of the spirit, is our belief in a Supreme Being. In this particular instance, each and every time one of our Prime numbers emerges in the arts, parts, and points of the Craft, we glimpse an iteration of the Great Architect and our closeness and bonds as Freemasons are illuminated.   The recognition that embedded within our symbols are further symbols and that a group of symbols could itself be symbolic, is wonderful. It speaks to the complexity and mysticism inherent in Freemasonry. Indeed, it could be argued that our system of symbols and allegory becomes self-perpetuating, that symbols beget more symbols, in fractal-like patterns, thereby ensuring ample material for us to ponder and meditate on as thoughtful members of our Fraternity. Perhaps by design, there is an infinite amount of light to be found in Masonry.   17. Repeat Your Obligation. Shem T. Peachey, PGM, Committee on Masonic Education and Leadership, The New Mexico Freemason, Vol. 75, No. 1 (Spring 2010)   Find a Brother who has many years of Masonic membership but is not active in the Fraternity, make that request, and you will get a predictable reaction. Now ask the same Brother to walk you through his experience in becoming a Freemason and you may get the name of his coach, where they met, top­ics discussed, and the fraternal friendships they developed.   That same Brother may be able to state the requirements of his obligations in general terms but what he really cherishes is the experience he gained from the time he spent with another Brother learning and discussing things, many


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of which were not about Freemasonry. Some might ask: why bother to “coach” if the verbatim proficiency does not last a lifetime?   The answer lies in that it is not always about learning a cat­echism, but rather the experience of acute personal interaction with another human being—an interaction that leaves an in­delible mark, never to be forgotten. In other words, becoming a Freemason is more about mentoring and developing than it will ever be about memorizing answers to archaic questions. If we think of a coach as a mentor, then we may be on the right track to help a candidate become one of us in a way that may far exceed any of his preconceived notions. In today’s world, where an answer to any question is only a few mouse‑clicks away; I am amazed that the initiation can still far ex­ceed the candidates’ expectations.* * *   Freemasonry is in need of experienced Masons to work with candidates. One does not peed to be a ritualist to coach and mentor candidates. The mentoring and coaching experience can be intensely satisfying, Please examine your personal situation and ask yourself if you could take on this impor­tant task for your Lodge. It is a way to give forward and to make a real difference, not only for Freemasonry, but for the memory of every man you help become a Freemason. Help a candidate become a true Brother among us. What you do for someone today will shape the future of Freemasonry.   18. Civil War Hero Uncovered. By: Worshipful Master David Jackson, Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. & A. M. Grand Lodge Bulletin, Vol. 110 No. 4 (December 2009)   It is a little-known fact that an Iowa Mason was one of the greatest heroes of the Civil War. On August 18, 1862, Nicholas C. Messenger, a student of Professor Theodore S. Parvin, laid down his studies at the University of Iowa and joined the famed 22nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry.   On May 22, 1863, after half of his regiment was killed charging the main Fort Beauregard at Vicksburg, Mississippi, Sgt. Nick Messenger led a small band of Iowans to make a human ladder of themselves and scaled the 20’ walls and captured the fort. He helped plant the flag on the parapet wall, captured prisoners and stood atop the wall to hold the fort for nine long hours. Two famous paintings provided this “Iwo Jima” moment for the Civil War. He was commended and promoted for his bravery by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. On January 1, 1864, under special dispensation from Grand Master Edward Guilbert, Nick Messenger completed his Fellow Craft and Master Mason Degrees at Farmers Lodge No. 168 at Foote, Iowa. Messenger returned to war and performed further heroic actions in the Shenandoah Valley, and was promoted again by General Phillip Sheridan. He was wounded many times in battle, his arms and legs shattered by bullets. This left him incapacitated by the age of 30. But he had an indomitable will and deep character. For many years he kept his bloodied, bullet-riddled shirt and pants from battle. The Marshalltown Statesman newspaper, in speaking of Messenger’s plight, printed the following:   “Hold the Fort for Nick Messenger, a soldier brave and true, and one who poured out his blood on the altar of his country, that the nation might live.” The Brothers of Farmers Lodge No. 168 and others are working on a book to commemorate Messenger’s life. Interested Civil War buffs are encouraged to contact Worshipful Master Dave Jackson, Farmers Lodge No. 168.   19. Masonic Secrets, by George P Weister, Grand Chaplain, A Word With You, Indiana Freemason, Vol. 87 No. 4 (April 2010).   For years now, I have heard Masonic leaders declare that Freemasonry is


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not a secret organization, rather we are an organization with certain ritual and identification secrets. We put our name on our buildings, put up signs directing people to where we meet, and list the times of our meetings. In some areas notices are placed in local newspapers announcing degree work. Not much secrecy there!   When my dad joined the Lodge before the Great Depression, members were taught to be more secretive than they needed to be. Back then the world knew a lot more about Freemasonry than we find true today. They knew that Freemasons were good men concerned about their communities and the world. There were poor families who received boxes of groceries and other assistance without even asking for it.   I met a man once, who remembers when as a boy his father was desperately ill and in the hospital. His mother was distraught that they didn’t have the resources to pay for his care. She was directed to go to the Grand Lodge building and speak to the Grand Secretary. She explained her circumstances and was given a check. She said it wasn’t enough for the bill and he told her to take it to the hospital business office and present it. The clerk looked at the check and marked her bill paid in full. Even non-Masons knew who we were. When I was growing up in the ’50s & ’60s, you could ask a young adult where the local Masonic Lodge was, and he could tell you even though he wasn’t a member. If you do that today you’re likely to get a blank stare and, “I don’t have any idea,” or worse, given directions to a union hall. Our membership today is doing a better job of not being so serious. We wear pins displaying the square and compass. We put bumper stickers and decals on our cars. One of my friends here in Williamsport even flies the Indiana State Masonic flag with Old Glory.   We do maintain some secrets that we shouldn’t. Does your family know where your Masonic apron is kept and when you are to wear it? Do they know to request a Masonic Memorial Service when you pass? Do they know how proud you are to be a Freemason? We shouldn’t keep these things secret from our families.   It breaks my heart to read the obituary of a brother and to see that there will be no Masonic Service. Your family and friends need to know how you are respected and appreciated. Brothers, talk to your loved ones about these things!   20. Fellow Craft Degree, Ed Halpaus, GLEO, The Minnesota Mason Vol. 57 No. 6 (March-April 2010). [WBro. Halpaus, Grand Lodge Education Officer, has been named a Fellow of the Philalethes Society.]   One of the more interesting degrees to study—one that will give the Masonic student many hours of enjoyable learning—is the 2° of the Blue Lodge. Many sincerely enjoy this degree because, from it, they get questions answered and come up with more to explore and research. Some of these questions come to our Education Committee. In this issue of the Minnesota Mason, I will try to address some of these questions.   The name Boaz seems to be pronounced the same all over the United States, but the name Jachin is pronounced differently in some jurisdictions from the way we pronounce it in the jurisdiction of Minnesota. One Brother I know, from a southern jurisdiction, says it’s pronounced ‘JAH kin.’ Just in case you wonder which pronunciation is correct, it’s the way we say it in the jurisdiction of Minnesota—’JAY kin.’ This pronunciation can be found in Who’s Who in the Bible—The Essential Biographical Dictionary, however the Hebrew pronunciation is YA keen—this pronunciation can be found on one of my favorite sites for Bible research, Search God’s Word, at www.searchgodsword.com in Easton’s Bible Dictionary, which is on that site.


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  The pillars are called Boaz and Jachin. In the lecture they are referred to as Jachin and Boaz—the opposite way I just referred to them. Because the lecture is about ancient Israel, the Hebrew language is written right to left, so as we’re facing East in the Lodge Room the pillar Jachin is on the right—the south side of the room—and Boaz is on the left—or North side of the room. Thus saying the names the way they may be written in Hebrew is appropriate, but I try to remember to say Boaz and Jachin—as they would be written in English— because that helps me remember that Boaz is on the North, and Jachin is on the South—Boaz on the left and Jachin on the right as we face East, which is the way the candidate for the degree is facing.   That answers the question about which pillar is on the left, and which left it is. There is documentation to this placement. To know for sure the correct position of these pillars, we need only to look in The Great Light of Masonry. Just look in 1 Kings 7:21 and also 2 Chronicles 3:17, NIV, where it says: “He erected the pillars at the portico of the temple. The pillar to the south he named Jachin and the one to the north Boaz.” This answers the question about who named the pillars. It was King Solomon.   A couple of other questions are important. Why are they named what they are? And which globe is correct for which pillar? These are great questions, because they lead us to some great information we should know regarding these pillars. I have long said that a Masonic student will also be a Bible student, and this is true no matter what a Mason’s religion might be, because there is a lot in The Great Light about our degrees. That’s a good reason why the Holy Bible is the Great Light of Masonry. I truly believe that there is truth in the Volumes of Sacred Law of the other religions we Masons embrace in our varying religions, but it is in the Holy Bible we can learn more about our degrees, as well as the lessons of Masonry.   Boaz and Jachin are the names of the Pillars on the porch of Solomon’s Temple. The exact position of the pillars can be found in 1 Kings 7:21. You might also like to know that a very good description of the construction of the pillars can be found in Jeremiah 52: 20-23. (There is a confidence that the state organization is in good hands.) * * *   The success of Masonry happens in the local lodges and brother to brother, or brother to prospective member, I encourage you to step up and volunteer in an area of your choice—locally, district-wide or statewide….As the last Irish Blessing I will submit, I leave you with this: May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow. May the soft winds freshen your spirit. May the sunshine brighten your heart. May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you, And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love. ˆ ˆ

  21. Freedom and Masonry, by MARIAN MIHAILA, Assistant to the Grand Master, National Grand Lodge of Romania. Masonic Forum Magazine, No. 37 (11/24/2009) 6008 AL   If I were asked to speak about “FREEDOM,” it would be difficult for me to broach the subject without placing myself in a double context.   In the first place, according to an horizontal approach, freedom is the inseparable point of a triangle that reunites through its sides, Freedom, Duty, and Knowledge. In the second place, this trangle is found at three levels, according to the vertical approach: the material plane, the mental, and the


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spiritual.   The simultaneous evocation of democratic Society and the initiatic order is difficult because the first belongs to a diminished plane, whereas the second belongs to a high plane. This problem was posed by an initiate that answered: “Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” This represents only a way to confirm that the two instances do not belong to the same world and that they must be approached in different and complementary modalities, whence the difference of the hierarchy of the planes.   Another researcher investigated this parallel comparing Duty and Freedom. Thus come the question: what freedom are we talking about? What duty? What plane?   (1). The material plane   This is the plane of the lay world, of a social world and belongs at the same time to the universe of political life and civic rules. In this plane, Freedom is that of action and thoughts (thoughts publically expressed and tied to a fundamental knowledge, that of the law that teaches us the limits of our own freedom and our duties. “It is supposed that no one ignores the law,” and knowledge of the law is a civic duty. Thus we will evoke only an effect of knowledge, in what pertains to those who claim they utilize and know sufficiently well the law, to better understand the field of their freedom.   For this category of people, elementary freedoms, knowledge (of other worlds, of other systems) is a motors aiding the accession to freedom. Dictatorships know this fact and impose censorship, forbid expression in order to block knowledge. But a people cannot long remain oppressed, except if it is maintained in ignorance. On the other side we see democracy, that wishes to guarantee the freedom of the people instructed in this sense. For example, France introduced compulsory education for more than a century and we can speak about the content of education and about the values and objectives taught or about public education and free education, but these subjects require a more detailed approach. In what pertains to this first plane, in this case duty is opposed to the others, it is opposed to value and society, and knowledge is only what is taught.   (2). The mental plane   In this plane, freedom has the valence of the mental condition. To preserve our freedom in this plane, it is important to know the laws and phenomena of psychology and sociology, as well as those who use them to manipulate. This knowledge does not represent a simple teaching and cannot be acquired through reading a book. It forces us to question our actions, experiences and lives. In this plane, our duty refers to the vigilence over our own persons, the duty to question our own behavior and the genealogy of our choices. Mental freedom is clearly more difficult to discover than material and physical freedom.   (3). The spiritual plane   This plane may be called the plane of the soul, without reference to religion, but in relation to a thing that cannot be defined, but that totally belong to each person. Freedom in this plane must be understood as a freedom related to our passions, our decisions and ourselves, related to those we meet in any degree of blue masonry, or, more concretely, to the degree of apprentice, when we see ourselves before a mirror. It is more difficult to renounce our own thinking that to escape prison. Correcting a defect implies awareness, knowledge of the defect. Knowledge of the trinagle presented respresents knowlege of one’s own


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person, which permits access to knowledge of the Whole. Our ancestors said “know thyself” and this knowlege is evidenced, because the essential cannot be learned, we can merely meditate on it and only in solitude. Whatever the religion we belong to, this is the purpose of prayer in quiet. The sincere prayer addressed to God is addressed also to one’s own person. The essential things haunt us without our seeing them. We must lift the veil from our eyes so that a ray of light hiding within us may enlighten us. This light symbolizes knowledge and is present in the masonic ritual. Let us remember some examples: In the beginning, the Temple is half-lit and only toward the end of the ritual is it fully lit.   The worshipful master asks then the Senior Warden: “What did I ask for before my first entry in the temple?”  “Light, Worshipful Master,” answers the warden. “Let this light enlighten  us,” says the Worshipful Master. Later, bringing the Light from the East, the Master of the Lodge lights up the Ionian column saying: “Let wisdom  sustain the building of this edifice.” The three lights also are symbols, and these symbols are for an initiate the signs (in Greek: symbolon) leading to knowledge, to one’s own knowledge. Knowledge must be understood to mean Sapientia, wisdom, that which presides over the building of the edifice. And this edifice is formed by us and this knowledge must lead us to the supreme freedom of wise men.   What can we say about duty in this plane? The duty is immense because the proof is difficult. The proofs can be symbolized by the forty days spent in the desert by Christ, exposed before temptations. As the wise man ascends, so must he be more humble, as the Worshipful Master in the Lodge he leads.   40 does not represent a number, a quantity, but a number in the mathematic meaning of the term, a symbol that evokes the trials of the wise man over the course of forty days, when David faces Goliath, in the forty days and forty nights of deluge that only Noah and those in his Ark survive. But where is the freedom of the Mason situated? In the first plane, it is the freedom to choose to be a Mason. Once this choice is made, he has duties towards the group that will help him accede to superior freedoms.   Reflecting amid the Lodge, listening to speeches and the debates that follow them will help him reach mental freedom. The ritual and meditation over the symbols allows the reaching of spiritual freedom. Jean Jacques Rousseau said, “Sense yourself, be glad that you are human, but remember always that if you are happy also others grow rich.” We, freemasons, are truly happy because we have known how to abandon what we retained in the lay world, what tied us to matter through mendacious solicitation. Progress toward spiritual realization through the tools and symbols of Masonry offers us the experience of freedom and presents us this freedom as autonomy, as a positive power that helps us act.   Freedom then is a powerful idea that characterizes us and defines the Masonic ideal: a freedom found in everyone’s conscience who seeks the truth. Thus, Freemasonry affirms the perennial and universal nature of truth and the freedom to seek. Essentially, by definition, man is a free being, and removing this freedom is the mutilation and denial of one’s own essential nature. Thus, we must avoid confusing politic freedom with metaphysical freedom. Man is free politically is the society to which he belongs attributes to him a number of rights that guarantee their uses. Man is free metaphysically if certain thoughts and actions of his only have consequences on his own person. He freely takes his wealth from creative originality, whether it is a real power to invent or the expression of a moral vocation. In this sense, freedom is the proper mark of


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the spirit.   Freedom did not conquer the world, but Freemasonry has propagated its ideals throughout the world, for a more just world, a better world, a world that lives in brotherhood.   [Being aware that there is a conference of Grand Masters, I was curious about how it started and what its specific purpose is. This article from the Grand Secretary of D.C. answers that question. EOW]   22. The Conference of Grand Masters in North America [History], by Mansour Hatefi, PGM, Grand Secretary, The Voice of Freemasonry. Vol. 27, No. 1, 2010: The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Washington DC.   The Conference of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries in North America, to be held Febru­ary 19-23, 2010, in Arlington, Virginia, provides us with an opportunity to review the history of this organization, its goals, actions and achievements.   The Conference is attended by the Grand Master, Grand Secretary and stationed Grand Line officers of the member Grand Lodges, sister jurisdictions and associate members, as well as heads of concordant bodies and Masonic organizations, and interested observers from many other affiliated groups.   Although it began in Chicago, Illinois, in 1925 and 1926, Conference of Grand Masters moved to Wash­ington, D.C., in 1927 and continued to meet there annually until 1963 when the decision was made to go to Kansas City that year.   What brought it to being? The first Masonic assem­blage to consider unified action by American Freemasonry was the famous “Convention Lodge,” held during the Revolutionary War by American Union Lodge at Morristown, New Jersey on Febru­ary 7, 1780. It met to consider the establishment of a National Grand Lodge with George Washington as General Grand Master; an idea that did not material­ize, despite frequent attempts to revive it, because of insufficient enthusiasm and growing opposition.   The nineteenth century witnessed a large number of national Masonic “congresses,” throughout the coun­try, which generally were called to achieve uniformity of ritual in all Grand Lodges, and were successful to a great degree. Others who still pursued the creation of a National Grand Lodge did not achieve much and the idea was deemed dead, or almost so. The fear of a National Grand Lodge persisted, however, so a new label was found for such assemblages. Instead of “congresses,” which suggested legislative bodies with authority, the meetings of Grand Masters became known as “conferences.”   In the early years of the twentieth century, a num­ber of conferences were held in rapid succession, with varying attendance, where delegates listened to comments and reports dealing with problems of inter-jurisdictional significance, such as uniform practices in printing petitions, inter-jurisdictional protocol, perpetual jurisdiction over candidates, and the confused state of recognitions by American Grand Lodges. The increasingly popular idea of cre­ating a national Masonic memorial to Brother George Washington provided the incentive to hold a number of gatherings, not so much as a Conference of Grand Masters, but as the first step in the founding of the George Washington (National) Masonic Memorial Association, leading to the organization of a continu­ing Grand Masters Conference and influencing the time and place of meetings.   World War I and the entry of the United States into the conflict in 1917, presented American Freema­sonry with tremendous challenges and opportunities.


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However, all the efforts of 49 Grand Lodges to serve their sons and brothers in the Armed Forces were blocked by the refusal of the government and military officials to deal with so many independent agencies instead of with one which could act for all. This frus­trating situation stirred the determination of some of the, Fraternity’s leaders, convincing them of the continuing need for an association of Grand Lodges—not a supreme grand lodge—but a servant of all the jurisdictions. As a result the Masonic Service Associa­tion of the United States was born.   Thus, the laying of the cornerstone of the George Washington National Masonic Memorial first set the pattern for a National Masonic Week in Washington, D.C., when on three successive days in 1923—Octo­ber 30, 31 and November 1—The Masonic Service Association, a Conference of Grand Masters, and the Memorial Association met in the nation’s capital.   At that 1923 meeting of the Masonic Service Asso­ciation the first proposal was voiced for a yearly conference of Grand Masters to be held in connec­tion with the Association’s annual meeting, and in February at the time when the George Washington National Masonic Memorial Association usually met (on or about the 22nd of February). And thus the modern Conference of Grand Masters, (which began in Chicago in 1925), moved to Washington, D.C. in 1927 and remained in the capital city until 1963, in spite of a number of attempts to move it. (The Grand Secretaries Conference was first held in 1928.)   The records suggest that the chief reason for this long sojourn in the District of Columbia was the proximity of the magnificent Memorial in Alexandria; Grand Lodges felt an obligation to support that great project so long as it needed assistance. Furthermore, the historic association of George Washington’s home at Mt. Vernon, his simple but hallowed tomb, and the headquarters of the republic which h e h a d h e l p e d t o found by Masonically laying the corner­s tone of its Capitol—all these drew Grand Masters to Washing­ton like a magnet. To help lay a. Masonic wreath on Washing­ton’s sarcophagus on the anniversary of his birth frequently meant the fulfillment of a long-held vow to make a pilgrimage to the grave of the most famous Freemason in American history.   W h e n t h e C o n f e r ­ence of Grand Masters moved to Washington, D.C., it was still feeling its way without any formal organization and without a clearly defined philosophy of its objectives and purposes. Expressions about the goals and formal organization of the Conference would come later, and rules of procedure were to grow out of custom and practice, especially when it was realized that the conference promised to become an annual opportunity for friendship and Masonic intercourse.   From the very beginning, it was clearly understood that these conferences are a voluntary assembly of Masons, meeting informally, and expressing their individual views on the subjects discussed. No definite action can be taken by such a conference which would in any way commit or bind any participating Grand Lodge. Each conference is a distinct and separate assembly; it has no permanent existence of authority. Its deliberations are never an official declaration of Masonic jurisprudence or philosophy. Each conference expires on its adjournment, except for the machinery it sets up for the next meeting or a voluntary association of Grand Masters to meet, to confer, and to learn from one another.   “What we have long needed, and in recent years have been developing, is a unity of purpose and action growing out of these annual conferences. We have learned that we can do more effec­tive work in our own jurisdictions if we are in a position to act in the light of as com­plete knowledge as possible of the aims and experiences of our brethren from Maine to California” (Willis J. Bray, GM


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1946, Mis­souri). Knowledge was still one of the chief goals of the Grand Masters Conference.   Financing of these conferences soon became an issue, and although there were a number of Grand Lodges willing to foot the bill and have the conferences held in D.C. or elsewhere, the general feeling was that all should, according to their means, share the expenses. And although the conference met in Washington, D.C. from 1927 to 1963, no one after the first year really considered the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia as the host, and no formal invitation was required of this Grand Lodge. Although it was generally accepted that the conference is an independent “no host affair,” that it is free to go where it pleases for its annual sessions, owing to lack of invitations from other jurisdictions, the Conference decided to stay in Washington, for as long as it did.   Since, its inception, the Conference , has gone through many changes. To begin with, the title of the assemblage which was recorded as “Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in the United States,” in the printed proceedings since 1927 was changed to “Conference of Grand Masters of Masons,” in 1946 after agreeing to seat participating representatives from the Grand Lodges of Canada, Mexico and the islands of the West Indies.   Then came the appoint­ment of a chairman, other than the Grand Master of the, “host” jurisdiction, and a secretary and committee on agenda or program—the forerunner of the present Conference Committee, and numer­o u s c h a n g e s i n t h e numbers and make-up of the committee, until the, idea of rotating agenda committee and lengthen­ing the Conference from a one-day program to a twoday affair in 1934.   The rotating three-year Agenda Committee, one of the early creations of the Grand Masters Con­ference was short lived since it seemingly gave the “hardy and talkative” Past Grand Masters the opportunity to pack the committee and freely’ participate in the discussions in spite of the general consensus that only Grand Masters, or their representatives, were to present papers and to participate, in the discussions.   Ultimately, in 1956, the Conference formally voted that the Conference Committee be composed of the Executive Secretary, ex officio, and eight members being brothers “who will be Grand Masters during the Conference whose program they prepare.” And so it has remained. The 1948 conference also recorded another change in tradition when for the first time the Grand Masters’ Banquet was graced by the presence of the ladies. And in another significant development, Grand Masters invited Masons in Congress and the Federal Government, and their ladies, to the Banquet, whereby Grand Lodges were enabled to honor their distinguished brothers in public life and to help them realize that Freemasonry is a potent force in our national exis­tence.   Another subject tackled as early as 1928 was the issue of the recognition of other Grand Lodges whereby a list of all Grand Jurisdictions recognized by United States Grand Lodges, together with a list, of the standards for recognition adopted by many Grand Lodges in America and Canada, as well as United Grand Lodge of England and the Grand Lodge of Ireland, were prepared.   In 1952, based on vari­ous recommendations received in previous years for the creation of a continuing commis­sion to gather, collate, and, from time to time, to revise information on Grand Lodges in other lands as a service to the member Grand Lodges of this Conference in arriving at their own con­clusion concerning. any applicant for recognition, and also on the basis of the report of a special committee appointed to study such facility, the Information for


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Recognition was created. The Commission, with a make up similar to its current composition, was to be financed by voluntary contributions from Grand Lodges, based on their membership.   Of all the precedence which led to established procedure in the Conference, this one was one of the most carefully planned and thoroughly organized, and it continues to discharge its responsibility effectively—to gather and collate information for recognition. What Grand Lodges do with it is by Masonic right and custom their sovereign pre­rogative. The commission exists to fulfill one of the principal objectives of the Conference itself—To Share Knowledge.   23. Building Upon the Past—Making a Difference, Excerpt from Grand Master’s Message, on the occasion of his installation as Grand Master of Masons of the District of Columbia on December 12, 2009: MWB Paul D. Gleason, The Voice of Freemasonry (in the Nation’s Capital), Vol. 27, No. 1 (2010)   From the first caveman that took charge of the hunt, to all the Biblical heroes, to the Pharaohs of Egypt, to Alexander the Great, to Genghis Kahn, to all the leaders of the various nation-states, to President John F. Kennedy, to Dr. Martin Luther King, to the countless heads of corporate, civic, religious, and fra­ternal organizations, all shared and possessed that common denominator. They in various combinations possessed the qualities of leadership. Simply stated, they were leaders.   Brethren, go to any bookstore and stop by the section on leadership and you will see countless textbooks, monographs, and treatises describing the qualities of a leader. All are different, yet all are really the same. Some confuse the principles of leadership with management skills; some confuse management skills with leadership principles. But a careful analysis of their contents will quickly reveal that all leaders, regardless of the era of their existence, share to large extent the following traits.   The first and most important of these traits is VISION: By shaping the future, leaders answer the question: where are we going? The leader makes sure that those around him understand the path they must follow. For without their knowledge of where the leader is going he is simply out for a walk without followers.   The second is ENERGY: A leader turns what you know into what you do. He makes things happen. A leader is the ultimate organizational catalyst. He nur­ tures and sets the organizational vector and provides the encouragement necessary to achieve it.   The third quality is ENGAGEMENT: A leader gets the organization’s (Lodge’s) talent involved. He identifies, builds and engages talent to get results. While he delegates, he is ever conscious of the concept of “death by com­mittee” and keeps his finger on the pulse of activity and progress of delegated duties and remains ready and available to impart words of encouragement, support and knowledge.   The fourth quality is that he BUILDS FOR THE FUTURE: A successful leader always has his eye on his replacement. By doing so, he ensures that the organization (the Lodge) has the longer term com­petencies required for future success. Even within Masonry, this principle of strategic planning is not a vacuous principle. Too frequently an organization’s leader forgets that it is not just his year of control but the future of the organization which is at stake.   The fifth quality which is vital is PROFICIENCY: When I trained as a physician resident in surgery, I was told that to become a competent surgeon I had to first become a knowledgeable and competent assistant. So it is within the lodge rooms of Freemasonry that to become a Masonic Leader worthy of emulation, one must


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first study and assimilate the principles of our noble craft and inculcate them into one’s daily life. Then, and only then, is one prepared to embark on that Masonic journey which leads to the Oriental Chair and the mantle of’ lodge leadership. Today, that journey, in l too many lodges, is shortened by the necessity to “fill” the various stations andd places with individuals ill-equipped to effectively occupy the positions. The results are often catastrophic, but predictable: the past is dishonored, the present is neglected, and the future ignored. Is there any wonder why we have failing lodges?   The sixth and last quality common to a leader is EMPA­T HY: Who a leader is, as a human being, determines how effective he will be and how much he can achieve with and through others. Leadership involves a c t s o f influence among a group of individuals who share a mutual g o a l . A leader must judge with andor and understand with compassion. Know this my brethren: the only thing I cannot abide is words or actions, said or done, which are not in concert with the content of one’s mind.   My brethren, it has long been a guiding principle of management that planning, programming and budgeting are the sine qua non of a successful business. It involves timely preparation for future commitments. To this end, I will ask the grand Lodge at its semi-annual communication to change our bylaws to require a candidate for the position of Master to fulfill the requirements for installation prior to his eligibility for election (the Past Master’s Degree being the one exception). This Grand Lodge has for too long experienced last minute scurrying by our Grand Lecturers to accommodate the tardiness of indifferent Brethren. To the Masters who submitted, in a timely manner, their plan for their year in the Oriental Chair, I wish you every success.   24. Seven Blunders of the Masonic World, from Ye Olde Ozark Traveller, Newletter No. 197 (October 2009), Harry S Truman Chapter No. 152, National Sojourners, Inc.   Ritual without Meaning: Too many times, we are more concerned about performing the ritual perfectly without understanding what it means. I know many men that give great lectures, but will confide that they don’t even know what something means. Ritual for the sake of tradition is worthless. Ritual for the sake of enlightenment is valuable. An understanding of the ritual’s meaning is far more important than just memorizing it.   Fellowship without Frivolity: Whenever Masons decide to hold a function for fellowship, a discussion typically ensues about how to make the function have the smallest impact on the lodge’s coffers and the wallets of the members. This results in paper plates, meager meals, and boring events. To spend money wisely in order to make fellowship a grand time is wise for the lodge that wants to be successful.   Quantity without Quality: AlodgewithsevengreatmenthatbelieveintheMasonicideals and actively labor to improve themselves—and therefore the lodge—is far better off than a lodge with one hundred men that show up to lodge just to show up to lodge.   Education without Philosophy: Many times, we think of Masonic education as being a lesson on the local lodge’s history, a famous Mason, the history of the world wide fraternity, or how to do the ritual properly. But if no philosophy is covered in Masonic education, then little self improvement is accomplished. Discussing Masonic lessons in terms of philosophy, ideas, and a man’s conduct is what truly transforms men into Masons. It is important to discuss topics that are foreign to a lodge’s membership and it is sometimes even necessary to challenge our preconceived ideologies


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through Masonic education.   Charity without Connection: Big institutional charities often require that fund raisers be conducted and large checks written to the people that actually perform the charity. This type of charity is devoid of self improvement because it has no real connection. If we extend our hands to our needed Brethren and devote our own skills and time to their problems, then we are engaging in true, meaningful charity.   Frugality without Discretion: Frugality is not a tenet of Freemasonry, a cardinal virtue, or a Landmark. It is okay for the lodge to spend its funds on worthwhile activities that will enhance the Masonic experience of its Brethren. Not everything should be done in the cheapest way, a habit to which we have become accustomed.   Leadership without Competence: A man does not deserve to be Master of the lodge solely because he has spent a certain amount of years in the lodge. We elect leaders without any regard for the skills that they possess to function in that capacity. Only competent, qualified men should be elected to preside over the Craft.   25. Protecting the West Gate, R W B r o . J e r r y W . K o p p , Grand Secretary, The Grand Lodge of Alberta, Proceedings of the 69th Inter-Provincial Conference of the Four Western Jurisdictions of Canada 2009   First of all, on behalf of the Grand Secretaries, we would like to thank the Conference for allowing us to give a short paper, or a view point, as far as Grand Secretaries are concerned. I just prepared my report this morning. It was in the back of my mind what I was going to be speaking about. As a matter of fact about three days ago I was planning on speaking about Grand Masters. I was going to indicate the difficulties that they have when they only have a one year term in accomplishing their objective, however. I decided, through wise counsel, that I should shift my direction and discuss the ballot at a Lodge level.   As Grand Secretaries we have observed various situations that arise in our Grand Lodge Office and, of course, in many cases we find that too many of the Lodges are not fully acquainted with their responsibilities as far as the Constitution and Regulations are concerned and needless to say, when it comes times to deal with the problems it is the Grand Secretaries that have to address the issue and it is not always that easy.   What I am going to be speaking about is the ballot. What impact does it have on today’s Freemasonry? The concerns that have come to our Grand Lodges are some of the membership that we are bringing in for the pure aspect of gaining numbers. We are finding some candidates that have been involved in serious crimes which they would not admit. We seem to have sexual predators. We have had a few fraud artists and, of course, we have many that have come from other countries that look at Freemasonry in a different way. They look at it from the point of view of personal gain. My most recent experience is that a Grand Secretary from one of the Mexican States calls me and asks me to assist a Brother, who is in Edmonton, to gain his Canadian citizenship. I simply said: “Bro Grand Secretary, we are not in the business of helping in that manner.” We are not in the business of seeking employment for individuals or babysitting their children while they are in Calgary or wherever. When these Brothers come to our jurisdictions from other areas as well, we have to be cautious, very cautious, as to whether they belonged to a Lodge in another jurisdiction before. We are finding that we are getting a lot of Masons who are coming


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to our doors and they don’t belong to a regular Grand Lodge or a regular Lodge. We are finding many irregular Grand Lodges particularly in the Latin American and South American countries. We have to be cautious.   It is important for us to understand as Grand Lodge Officers that the responsibility of investigating and balloting lies with the Lodge, but at the same time we must be prepared to give the necessary guidance to the Lodges. It is not appropriate for us to meet a complete stranger, meet him for coffee two times and then propose him for a membership, then have the poor Secretary of the Lodge be the second signer and he doesn’t have a clue who that man is.   I want to share with you that our current Grand Master, of the Grand Lodge of Alberta, has been producing what he calls the Masonic Mentor. It is quite interesting in that he outlines several points. He has also borrowed a piece from a District Deputy in this jurisdiction and it is called “Membership Management, Investigation Committees.” It has 10 points to it. I’m notgoing to go through all the points, but I will attach it to the Proceedings so that it can be available to our Lodges when it comes time to read the Proceedings, if they will read them. I know I just heard laughter but I have been to too many Lodges where our Proceedings and the Western Canada Conference Proceedings are still in the sealed package that was delivered to their Lodge. Yet we hear Grand Lodge interferes, but Grand Lodge doesn’t provide. We provide it but you have to open the envelope.   Some of the comments that were made in the Membership Management were visiting the candidate in his home. Look at his surrounding, look at his financial aspect, understanding that his character is subject to the closest scrutiny when he does become a Freemason. I think it is important that the committee should determine how long the petitioner has been acquainted with his proposer. The Grand Secretary out of British Columbia & Yukon, indicated that his Lodge looks at six visits as a minimum. He generally is the man who investigates because he is the individual that knows what to look for in a candidate. We need to look at the motives of that particular individual, why does he want to join Freemasonry. You know, my friends, we have seen it too often that some of these people join and it is like a credit card. They have the right to a business deal, a right to certain privileges. That is not what we are all about.   They have to understand that Freemasonry has a charitable nature to it. We must always consider their financial obligations. You know, Brethren, I have seen in our jurisdiction too many of our young men that have less than two years and they are either in trouble in some aspect or they are already trying to gain access to our benevolence fund. Some of those commitments are quite heavy to that individual and yes, we have an obligation as Freemasons to look after our Brothers, but when you have a Brother that hasn’t been in the Craft for two years and he is already looking at the Board of Benevolence for some assistance. They question has to be asked, “What was his financial situation prior to his being accepted?”   Brethren, I will conclude, but I must say that we must guard the west gate. Opportunist will take advantage. We must teach the meaning of Freemasonry to our current membership and then we are able to recognize the type of Freemason that we want within the portals of our Lodges.


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The 10 Points:   1. When visiting a candidate at his home, the committee should first determine the family’s attitude toward his desire to join the Masonic Order. If there is serious opposition to him joining which cannot be overcome by the committee and there is every likelihood that his membership in the Lodge would cause internal family problems, the petition should be returned or rejected.   2. Determine whether the petitioner’s home surroundings are such as to permit him financially to continue his membership without depriving his family of the essentials of life. While a man’s financial circumstances or his educational background ought not bar him from participating in Masonic privileges or render him unwelcome in the Craft, his standard of living may be so different from those of the other members as to make him feel uncomfortable in their presence.   3. The applicant should be given the understanding that his character is subjected to the closest scrutiny, and that friendship, personal consideration, or favouritism, must not control or bias Masonic action. He should be informed that he must pass the scrutiny of the investigation and the ordeal of the ballot, as all have done who have gone this way before him. If there be a doubt in regard to his fitness to become a Mason, let the Lodge have the benefit of the doubt. Remember that the dignity, honour, and reputation of the institution are in your hands.   4. The committee should determine how long the petitioner has been acquainted with his proposer. If the acquaintanceship has been but a brief one, it is all the more reason why the committee should make a thorough search of the petitioner’s background. References should be carefully checked, as well as business affiliations. This of course should be handled in a discreet manner, especially if questions are directed to non-Masons who may not be favourably disposed towards the Institution.   5. Ascertain the petitioner’s motive for wanting to become a Mason and what is his conception of the Fraternity. Of course, one who is new to the Order may not be expected to offer a definitive opinion, but he should have at least some idea of the type of organization he is expected to join.   6. Is the petitioner charitable by nature? Does he contribute to needy causes as his finances permit? Also, is he charitable in thought and actions towards his fellowmen? Is lie bigoted or prejudiced? All these questions, discreetly put, will help bring out the true character of the man.   7. Is he prompt in meeting his financial obligations and honourable in his business dealings with others? Can he afford to become a Mason?   8. Does the petitioner realize that membership in a Lodge calls for payment of dues and these are to be met promptly?   9. Does his occupation permit him to attend meetings regularly?   10. Does the petitioner believe in a Supreme Being? Does he attend a church? Masonry does not require a man to adhere to any particular creed or religion, but he must believe in the immortality of the soul.   26. The Beauty of “Perseverance, The Northern Light, Vol. 41, No. 1 (February 2010), Supreme Council, 33º, AASR, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, U.S.A.   A little more than 230 years ago, a group of former soldiers in the area of Pennsylvania c a l l e d “ P a x t a n g ” f o r m e d a n e w M a s o n i c l o d g e .


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Originally only known by its number—twenty-one—the lodge was close to the Susquehanna River and a ferry owned by John Harris.   Eventually, the Harris family mapped out a town bearing their surname, Harrisburg. The lodge eventually adopted a name to accompany its number, Perseverance. The Brethren could not know how apt that name would be, for more than 230 years later we met recently to celebrate the continued work of this amazing lodge.   In a history of Perseverance Lodge, Bro. William Egle, a Civil War Colonel and Pennsylvania State Librarian de­s cribed the important role the lodge played through the years. He noted how many of Harrisburg’s leading men were counted among the rolls of this lodge, including U.S. senators, governors, and officers of each of our wars. This lodge typified the role our Brethren have played as pillars of our communities. So important was Perseverance to this region, it was even visited by the Marquis de Lafayette and President James Buchanan.   Remarkable in this brief history, written 112 years ago, the final words were devoted to the philanthropy of Perseverance Lodge. Bro. Egle wrote, “And lastly, charity. The question may be asked, ‘Where is your boasted good?’ From the first year of its existence down to the present time the generosity and benevo­l ence of Perseverance Lodge has been without stint. Many a heart has been gladdened by its charity.”   And this belief remains a bond passed unbroken in Perseverance Lodge for more than two centuries. That is why I had the honor of attending the 230th anniversary of Lodge No. 21—to recognize its mem­bers for making a $100,000 commitment to our Harris­burg Learning Center.   Speaking with its current and past Masters, I heard from both how much they respected the work our learning centers do for children with dyslexia and how committed they are to continue their Masonic mission of charity.   Leaving them that evening into the cold night, I couldn’t help but feel the warmth of pride in my frater­nity and respect for Brethren such as these.   As William Egle concluded in his history, “Such is Free Masonry. Venerable in its age, beneficent in its design, and practical in its charity.”   27. Nobody Told Me! By Steve Dowdy, Ararat Shine News, Vol. 75, No. 6 (June 2010)   This is a column about something everyone in Ararat Shrine should already know about, but it’s time to tell the story, anyway. I’ve never written about the Truman Room, and it’s about to be renovated. I’ve never written about its namesake, Harry Truman, and he’s just about the only former President that hasn’t been accused of some form of in­d iscretion in the past few years. I don’t believe he’s even been blamed for the financial failures of our time, and most people don’t complain about his bailout of Europe in 1945. In other words, he seems to be pretty well liked, at least in Independence, Mis­souri. He even has an aircraft carrier named after him.   When Harry S Truman retired as the 33rd President of the United States, he returned to his home in Missouri, and to the back porch that he loved so much. He said, on several occasions, that his back porch was his favorite place on earth. I believe that Harry pretty much spoke the truth, pretty much all the time. He even had a replica of his Independence back porch constructed at the White House!


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  President Truman rode away on the Black Camel in 1972, just about the time that Ararat was starting to build a new Temple. Since President Tru­man was a member of Ararat, it wasn’t difficult to decide to honor him by dedicating a room to him and his enduring memory. Naturally, the Truman Room also represents his favorite place, that Independence back porch.   Other links to President Truman abound in that room. The flag that stands in that room once flew of the White House. The pictures on the walls are of his home and his life. The bust in the corner is of President Truman. His spirit lives in the center of the room.   Harry Truman joined the Masonic order and Belton Lodge No 450 in 1909, then moved to Grandview Lodge No. 618 when several members of Belton Lodge separated in 1911 to found Grandview Lodge. President Truman served as its first Worshipful Master. At the Annual Session of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, September 24-25, 1940, Brother Truman was elected (by a landslide) the ninety-seventh Grand Master of Masons of Mis­souri, and served until October 1, 1941. Brother and President Truman was made a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33°, and Honorary Member, Supreme Council on October 19, 1945 at the Supreme Council A.A.S.R. Southern Jurisdiction Headquarters in Washington D.C., upon which occasion he served as Exemplar (Representative) for his Class. On May 18, 1959, Brother and Former President Truman was presented with a fifty-year award, the only U.S. President to reach that golden anniversary in Freemasonry.   Harry Truman became a member of Ararat Shrine on April 2, 1917, at the age of 32. Noble Truman was quite active in Ararat, served on the Divan until he was elected to the United States Senate. He had attained the rank of Captain of the Guard before he attained the title of Senator, which brought his Divan career to a sudden halt. Two of Truman’s best friends were Frank Land and Roe Bartle, who were also quite active. That fez in the Truman Room really was worn by Harry Truman, but that’s a story for another time.   Harry S Truman died on December 26, 1972, having never seen this Shrine Temple, or the room dedicated to his memory. Bess Truman died on October 18, 1982. They are buried side by side in the Truman Library’s courtyard.   President Truman was a man of a different type. I don’t believe anybody ever accused him of being vain or conceited. In my hobby of amateur radio, whenever a ham from some other country doesn’t understand the state of “Missouri,” I only have to say “Harry Truman” and the recognition is immediate. He was a man, and a Noble, of whom we can be very proud. Some of us may disagree with his politics, but everyone knew where he stood. And, everyone knew his slogan, “The buck stops here.”   28. Masonic Education in Lodge, from FRATERNAL REVIEW (1 November 2009 — No. 1032), Southern California Research Lodge F. & A.M. Bro. Ken H. Dennis in the Sunday Masonic News, 31 May 2009, Harry Bruno, Editor, has his say about Masonic education:   Often I visit lodges and see how they try to integrate education in to the lodge meeting. It bothers me to some degree how some brethren seem to not care or hardly seem interested in the material being presented.   Some lodges seem to be fearful of putting too much educational content out there because they don’t want to offend or hear complains about how much time was allocated.   Historically do you think we got together to do nothing but confer degrees


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and conduct business meetings?   We met to discuss the world, how things worked, how we can improve ourselves and society. So where have we gone wrong; why can’t we discuss in gentlemanly fashion the aspects of life that we profess to hold so dear to our hearts?   Every time a Brother stands up to share, he is opening himself up to us all. He’s worked at preparing some material or found something interesting that he wished to share. I think that we owe it to each other to indulge in this, support him, and try to contribute back with interesting comments or questions.   To put my point bluntly, if we don’t strive to excel and develop ourselves and our lodges then we might as well pack up and go home. There is no point in meeting twice a month to recite rituals with varying degrees of accuracy, if we are only giving lip service to our ancient and honorable society.   I challenge all of you to go to lodge, ask the worshipful master if you can speak on a subject of interest and do it with conviction and enjoyment knowing that you have done your part today and encourage others to do likewise!   Brethren, if you had examined all of the same publications, perhaps you would have chosen many different ones to place in the group of articles from which to write your report. The final selections could have been different, because of a different perspective than mine. I encourage you to explore whatever sources of Masonic Education you can find . Keep studying and learning. I conclude with a recent poem and a classic one. 29. Am I A Builder? The true title and author of this piece are unknown. However, this verse was quoted by Grand Master Dean C. Mabry, Grand Lodge of Colorado, in his address to the 111th Annual Communication on January 24th and 25th, 1972. Grand Lodge Bulletin, Vol. 111, No. 2 (June 2010), Iowa Masonc Library, Grand Lodge of Iowa. A.F. & A.M. Am I A Builder? I watched them tearing a building down, A gang of men in a busy town. With a ho-heave-ho and a lusty yell, They swung a beam and the sides fell. I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled And the kind you would hire, if you had to build?” And he gave me a laugh and said, “No indeed, Just common labor is all I need. I can easily wreck in a day or two What other builders have taken a year to do.” And I thought to myself as I went my way, “Which of these roles have I tried to play?” Am I a builder that works with care, Measuring life by the rule and square. Am I shaping my deeds to a well made plan, Patiently doing the best I can? Or am I a wrecker who walks the town, Content with the labor of tearing down. 30. ASK - SEEK – KNOCK. MWBro. R o b M o r r i s , Grand Lodge of Kentucky, known as the Poet Laureate of Freemasonry, gave this poem at the


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1858 Annual Communication, when he was Deputy Grand Master. ASK - SEEK – KNOCK ASK, and ye shall receive: SEEK, ye shall surely fine: KNOCK, ye shall no resistance meet, If come with ready mind; For all that ASK, and ask aright, Are welcome to our lodge tonight. Lay down the sword and spear: Resign the bow and shield: Forget the arts of warfare here, The arms of peace to wield, For all that SEEK, and seek aright, Are welcome to our lodge tonight. Bring hither thoughts of peace — Bring hither thoughts of love — Diffuse the pure and holy joy That cometh from above; For all that KNOCK, and know aright, Are welcome to our lodge tonight. ASK help of Him that’s high; SEEK grace of Him that’s true; KNOCK patiently, the hand is nigh Will open unto you; For all that ASK, SEEK, KNOCK aright, Are welcome to our lodge tonight. Respectifully submitted, Dr. E. Otha Wingo, DDGL 38, FLMR, Chairman REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FORMS AND CEREMONIES   To the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. of Missouri:   Brethren,        Your Committee on Forms and Ceremonies did not receive any recommendations or requests during this Grand Lodge year.  Therefore, we have no report to submit.   Fraternally Submitted,   Dale C. Motter. P.G.M., Chairman Wilford G. Soutiea, Jr., P.G.M. Stanley M. Thompson, P.G.M. Dale Bryan Thomas A. Christopher


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GRAND LODGE RITUAL COMMITTEE MEETING To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri     RWB 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 Joes, Grand Lecturer, RWB Bobby R. Odell, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region A, RWB F. Wayne Dugan, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region B, RWB Glenn H. Burrows Jr., Regional Grand Lecturer, Region C, RWB Norman Harrison, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region D, RWB Joe W. Johnson, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region E, RWB Timothy Couch, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region F, RWB Wayne Tucker, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region G, RWB Jim Wade and RWB Jerry Miles TOPICS DISCUSSED   When questions were called for, the following members made inquiries as follows:   RWB Jim Wade: No questions   RWB F. Wayne Dugan: No questions   RWB Jerry Miles: When the JD goes to the outer door to answer an alarm, he makes a right turn to face the W.M. Does he make another right turn to face back to the door or a left turn.   RWB Jones stated he make another right turn. RWB Couch: In the 2nd section of the third degree, does the chaplain give the GHS.   RWB Jones stated that he does.   No further questions were asked by the other members of the committee.   RWB Jones stated he had been asked about the SD’s movements when the candidate is at the altar praying. He stated, and other members agreed, that he would go to a position one step south of the south line of travel, make a right turn facing Masonic north directly in front of the JW’s station. This question was brought up at the meeting of June 15, 2002. No changes.   The question was asked regarding when the alarm could be made to let a late member or visitor into the lodge. RWB Jones stated the lodge should be opened on a degree. When the Master starts opening on a degree an alarm should not be given, nor should the JD attempt to answer such alarm if one is given.   The following questions were sent to the committee for consideration.   Should we use brethren who know the lectures instead of the questions and answers in the degrees to appoint as DDGLs. Answer: No, A brother may know a lecture, but still not be able to teach the opening and closing of a lodge. A DDGL should be qualified to teach the positions, movements and wording of the conferral of the degrees, as well as the opening and closing of the lodge.   Why not remove the question “has he made suitable proficiency in the proceeding degree”. This question was brought before the committee in 2002and 2007. The answer on both occasions was no. Each lodge makes the determination as to the proficiency of the brother.   Should the floor work be coded?   Answer: No. This was brought before the committee at its meeting of June 12, 2004. At that time the committee was unanimous in ruling no.   Should the words and pictures of the lectures be made available on a DVD


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so the lecture could be given when no brother is present who know knows the lecture?   Answer: No. The committee felt that the mere fact a candidate watches a movie of the lecture would not instill in him the true meaning of what the lecture is meant to teach.   In the Grand Lodge proceedings of 1944, it was pointed out that is was improper to use slides in the second degree lecture. In the1974 proceedings (pp13-14) MWB Walter L. Walker, Grand Master, issued an edict prohibiting the use of slides or filmstrips in the second degree lecture.   The meeting was closed at 9:50 a.m. with peace and harmony prevailing. INVESTMENT COMMITTEE MEETING SATURDAY MARCH 20, 2010 To the Grand Lodge A.F.&A.M. of Missouri:   The Investment Committee meeting was held in Columbia on Saturday March 20, 2010 at 1: 35 PM. Members in attendance: Nicholas R. Cichielo Grand Treasurer Chairman Ronald D. Miller Grand Secretary Larry C. Reynolds Grand Master Gail S. Turner Deputy Grand Master John Hess Senior Grand Warden David L. Ramsey Junior Grand Warden Steve Duncan Chairman Ways and Means Committee. The Grand Master invited other Grand Lodge Officers to attend the meeting. Chairman Nicholas Cichielo read the Investment Committee Duties (section 3.060) : The Investment committee shall consist of the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the senior Grand Warden, the Junior Grand Warden, the Grand Treasurer, the Grand Secretary, and the Chairman On Ways and Means. It is the duties and powers provided by law, and directs the investment and reinvestment, to such extent as it deems advisable, of the assets of any fund which in its opinion are in excess of the amount needed in cash for the current operation of such Fund. The Committee may vote in person, by mail, by facsimile, or by telephone. The Grand Treasurer is Chairman of the Committee, and reports its actions and all changes of investments in his annual report to the Grand Lodge. David W Stepanek Senior Vice President, Regional Vice President, and Steven R. Jeffery Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager of Central Trust and Investments Company gave an overview report of our investment portfolio. As of March 19, 2010. Our investment has bounced back following the investment guidelines we have established. Each fund was explained in detail. All questions were answered in a satisfactory manner. David Stepanek advised the group that they were please with the working relationship between Grand Lodge and Central Trust. They were also pleased with some of the procedure policy that Grand Lodge has implemented. Each in attendance was give a draft of a new suggest Investment Policy Statement. The Chairman asked on the committee to read the proposed policy and report back to him any suggestions. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was closed at 2:46 PM. Respectfully Submitted, Nicholas R. Cichielo Grand Treasurer


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REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER To: The Grand Lodge A. F. and A. M. of the State of Missouri : The Grand Treasurer oversees the Investments of the Grand Lodge, with the exception of the Stewart Memorial Trust Fund and the Masonic Children's Foundation. The Grand Lodge investments are currently held by the Central Trust and Investment Company of Columbia, Missouri. In 2010 an Investment Policy was established for the Grand Lodge. On June 30, 2010 they were as follows: SECURITIES General Fund Maturity

Interest Rate

Par Value

Purchase Price

Market Value June 30, 2010

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp: October 6, 2017

2.98%

25,000.00

25,000.00

25,177.00

Federal Farm Credit Bank: January 29, 2013

2.33%

35,000.00

35,000.00

36,082.90

Goldman Sachs Group: January 15, 2011

4.93%

20,000.00

19,620.00

20,304.40

3.68%

200.00

20,523.17

21,382.00

4.56%

25,000.00

25,164.75

26,620.75

4.11%

2,047.32

21,877.27

23,052.88

3.77%

911.49

9,333.69

9,762.09

3.43

2,118.63

22,681.93

23,304.92

60,342.57

58,023.20

12,978.21 $ 252,521.59

12,978.21 $ 256,688.35

I Shares Barclays Tips Bond: Oxford Community Credit: May 1, 2018 Pimco Total Return: Vanguard Total Bond: Vanguard GNMA FD Shares: Equities: Stocks in six funds - 2,799 shares Cash Equivalent: Central Bancompany Money Market

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Maturity Amgen Inc:

Interest Rate

SECURITIES

Reserve Fund

Par Value

Purchase Price

2010

Market Value June 30, 2010

November 18, 2014

4.38%

50,000.00

51,500.00

55,376.50

Bank of America Corp: September 15, 2012

4.68%

50,000.00

49,898.49

52,040.50

5.41%

50,000.00

50,000.00

56,587.00

4.21%

75,000.00

77,579.25

81,933.75

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp: January 30, 2014

4.45%

100,000.00

99,952.63

112,438.00

Federal Home Loan Bank: February 11, 2011 December 12, 2013

1.69% 3.68%

100,000.00 100,000.00

100,000.00 104,467.82

100,813.00 108,625.00

General Electric Capital Corp: June 15, 2012 January 15, 2013

5.58% 5.07

100,000.00 25,000.00

103,715.00 25,698.25

107,612.00 26,866.00

Goldman Sachs Group: January 15, 2011

4.93%

75,000.00

73,575.00

76,141.50

HSBC Finance Corp: June 1, 2011

5.52%

50,000.00

50,550.00

51,676.00

3.68%

700.00

71,970.73

74,837.00

Maricopa Co AZ School District: July 1, 2019

5.10%

35,000.00

36,772.40

36,863.75

Morgan Stanley: January 21, 2011

4.98%

50,000.00

50,050.00

50,743.00

4.11%

6,861.85

75,000.00

77,264.42

June 17, 2011

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50,000.00

50,250.00

51,224.50

Royal Bank of Scotland: June 16, 2015

4.90%

50,000.00

50,627.50

49,748.00

Toyota Motor Credit Corp: December 22, 2011

5.01%

50,000.00

50,000.00

52,401.50

3.77%

6,705.73

70,084.43

71,818.31

3.43%

6,996.46

75,000.00

76,961.10

Caterpillar:

February 17, 2014

ConocoPhillips:

January 15, 2015

I Shares Barclays Tips Bond:

Pimco Total Return: Principle Life Inc:

Vanguard Total Bond: Vanguard GNMA FD Shares: Cash Equivalent: Central Bancompany Money Market

18% current yield

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Market Value June 30, 2010

Bank of America Corp: March 15, 2017

5.26%

35,000.00

34,937.00

35,241.50

ConocoPhillips: January 15, 2015

4.21%

35,000.00

36,203.65

38,235.75

Federal Home Loan Bank: December 14, 2012 December 13, 2013

2.97% 3.68%

50,000.00 50,000.00

51,700.00 52,233.91

52,625.00 54,312.50

General Electric Capital Corp: May 1, 2013

4.50%

25,000.00

24,860.50

26,652.00

Goldman Sachs Group: September 1, 2012

5.40%

25,000.00

24,925.00

26,397.25

HSBC Finance Corp: June 1, 2011

5.52%

25,000.00

25,275.00

25,838.00

3.68%

350.00

35,541.62

37,418.50

1.51%

30,000.00

28,905.00

29,812.50

4.11%

4,097.30

45,000.00

46,135.56

4.86%

25,000.00

24,898.44

25,735.25

3.43%

4,190.49

45,000.00

46,095.46

6,584.92 436,065.04

6,584.92 $ 451,084.19

I Shares Barclays Tips Bond: Medtronic Inc:

April 15, 2011

Pimco Total Return: United States Treasury Notes: February 15, 2011 Vanguard GNMA FD Shares: Cash Equivalent: Central Bancompany Money Market

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Purchase Price

Fund Market Value June 30, 2010

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25,000.00

25,754.50

26,020.25

January 15, 2015

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25,000.00

25,859.75

27,311.25

Federal Farm Credit Bank: April 8, 2014

3.54%

25,000.00

25,765.07

26,812.50

Federal Home Loan Bank: December 13, 2013

3.68%

25,000.00

26,116.96

27,156.25

General Electric Capital Corp: May 1, 2013

4.50%

25,000.00

24,860.50

26,652.00

Goldman Sachs Group: January 15, 2011

4.93%

10,000.00

9,810.00

10,152.20

3.68%

125.00

12,692.39

13,363.75

JP Morgan Chase & Co: October 1, 2015

4.81%

25,000.00

25,763.50

26,748.25

Pitney Bowes Inc: August 15, 2014

4.44%

25,000.00

24,750.00

27,468.00

June 17, 2011

5.03%

25,000.00

25,125.00

25,612.25

SBS Communications Inc: February 1, 2012

5.49%

10,000.00

10,281.50

10,696.90

United States Treasury Notes: February 15, 2011

4.86%

25,000.00

24,898.44

25,735.25

3.43%

3,282.08

35,000.00

36,102.92

10,373.92 $ 307,051.53

10,373.92 $ 320,205.69

ConocoPhillips:

I Shares Barclays Tips Bond:

Principle Life Inc:

Vanguard GNMA FD Shares: Cash Equivalent: Central Bancompany Money Market

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Endowment

Membership Fund

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Purchase Price

Market Value June 30, 2010

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5.26%

100,000.00

99,820.00

100,690.00

Berkshire Hathway Finance: May 15, 2013

4.24%

100,000.00

103,898.00

108,568.00

February 17, 2014

5.41%

50,000.00

50,000.00

56,587.00

Chubb Corp: November 15, 2011

5.66%

25,000.00

25,470.50

26,514.00

Cisco Systems Inc: February 15, 2019

4.50%

75,000.00

77,737.50

82,434.75

ConocoPhillips: January 15, 2015

4.21%

100,000.00

103,439.00

109,245.00

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp: January 30, 2014

4.45%

50,000.00

49,976.31

56,219.00

Federal Farm Credit Bank: January 29, 2016

3.52%

100,000.00

100,850.00

106,531.00

Federal Home Loan Bank: February 11, 2011 December 14, 2012 November 26, 2013

1.69% 2.97% 3.99%

100,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00

100,000.00 103,400.00 102,874.00

100,813.00 105,250.00 101,406.00

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp: July 15, 2012

4.70%

25,000.00

25,624.50

27,257.75

General Electric Capital Corp: February 15, 2012

5.53%

100,000.00

103,750.00

106,274.00

Goldman Sachs Group: January 15, 2011

4.93%

100,000.00

98,100.00

101,522.00

3.68%

1,300.00

133,536.08

138,983.00

4.11%

10,505.78

115,000.00

118,295.08

Pitney Bowes Inc: August 15, 2014

4.44%

125,000.00

123,750.00

137,340.00

Procter & Gamble Co: September 1, 2015

3.00%

100,000.00

102,600.00

105,081.00

SBS Communications Inc: February 1, 2012

5.22%

50,000.00

49,820.00

50,793.00

3.77%

11,934.44

125,000.00

127,817.83

Caterpillar:

I Shares Barclays Tips Bond: Pimco Total Return:

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Vanguard GNMA FD Shares: Wal Mart Stores Inc: April 15, 2013 Cash Equivalent: Central Bancompany Money Market

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3.43

11,606.31

125,000.00

127,669.45

3.95%

100,000.00

106,970.00

107,576.00

18% current yield

106,278.29 $ 2,132,894.18

$

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Interest Rate

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SECURITIES

Disaster

and Relief Fund

Par Value

Purchase Price

Market Value June 30, 2010

4.21%

35,000.00

36,203.65

38,235.75

June 15, 2012

3.25%

35,000.00

35,668.50

36,320.20

Federal Home Loan Bank: August 13, 2010 February 11, 2011 December 13, 2013

4.72% 1.69% 3.68%

25,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00

25,193.25 50,000.00 52,233.91

25,132.75 50,406.50 54,312.50

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp: January 30, 2014

4.70%

25,000.00

25,624.50

27,257.75

General Electric Capital Corp: February 15, 2012

5.58%

25,000.00

25,928.75

26,903.00

Goldman Sachs Group: January 15, 2011

4.93%

35,000.00

34,335.00

35,532.70

3.68%

250.00

25,327.22

26,727.50

4.11%

582.43

6,500.00

6,558.24

4.44%

25,000.00

24,750.00

27,468.00

June 17, 2011

5.03%

25,000.00

25,125.00

25,612.25

SBS Communications Inc: November 15, 2010

5.22%

25,000.00

24,910.00

25,396.50

3.74%

35,000.00

35,723.10

37,388.05

3.43

364.96

4,000.00

4,014.59

123,000.00

115,039.76

Dell Inc:

I Shares Barclays Tips Bond: Pimco Total Return: Pitney Bowes Inc: August 15, 2014 Principle Life Inc:

Target Corp:

June 15, 2013

Vanguard GNMA FD Shares: Equities: Stocks in seven funds - 5,324 shares Cash Equivalent: Central Bancompany Money Market

18% current yield

27,592.29 $ 582,115.17

$

27,592.29 589,898.33


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Maturity

Interest Rate

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SECURITIES

Relief

and Charity Fund

Par Value

Purchase Price

Market Value June 30, 2010

ConocoPhillips: January 15, 2015

4.21%

20,000.00

20,687.80

21,849.00

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp: January 30, 2014

4.45%

25,000.00

24,988.16

28,109.50

Federal Home Loan Bank: February 11, 2011 March 8, 2013 November 26, 2013 November 26, 2013

1.69% 3.29% 3.99% 2.97%

25,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 25,000.00

25,000.00 25,812.50 25,718.50 25,850.00

25,203.25 26,609.50 25,351.50 26,312.50

4.11%

453.72

5,000.00

5,108.90

3.43

462.53

5,000.00

5,087.87

3.95%

25,000.00

26,742.50

26,894.00

53,647.71

53,297.99

Pimco Total Return: Vanguard GNMA FD Shares: Wal Mart Stores Inc: April 15, 2013 Equities: Stocks in seven funds - 2172 shares Cash Equivalent: Central Bancompany Money Market

18% current yield

Respectfully Submitted Nicholas R. Cichielo Grand Treasurer

6,127.27 $ 244,574.44

$

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Report of the Masonic Children’s Foundation 2010 To the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren:   The evolution and public recognition of MoCHIP continues to stagger all who are involved in this flourishing program. Despite the recession and economic pitfalls, the Missouri Masonic Child Identification and Protection Program has come through virtually unscathed. There are many reasons for our successes, but none greater than the support of all of you, Missouri Masons, and your unwavering desire to protect Missouri’s Children.   We have hit tremendous program milestones this year, the most exciting being the identification of our 100,000th child. It happened on May 15th in Independence, Missouri at a MoCHIP event lead by Regional Coordinator Brad Fowler of Team #6 and hosted by East Gate Masonic Lodge #630. Kaylee is her name and she is 13 years old. This was a mixed blessing for us as she represents the age group we are desperately trying to reach. What an achievement for MoCHIP! In less than five years we have done what has taken other Masonic districts some twenty years to accomplish and in the process provided the most comprehensive recovery tool ever used, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.   Which brings us to yet another milestone. MoCHIP has been the leader these last two years in Take 25, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s program to heighten awareness of child safety issues. May is child safety month for the NCMEC with May 25 being the national observation day. Nationwide organizations hold Take 25 events during the month of May to pass out important safety information. Due to our successes and the fact that MoCHIP continues to support Take 25 all year long, the NCMEC has officially named our program a Partner in Safety, a first for any child ID program anywhere.   And we continue to grow. With a continuing following of loyal volunteers and six sets of equipment we have been able to accomplish what no one could imagine five short years ago. Well, with the help of Regional Coordinator Craig Skinner of Team #2 and Brad Fowler of Team#6, were able to place our seventh set of equipment into service in July. Team #7, headed by Regional Coordinators Jack Kairy and Charlie Erwin, is located in the northeast portion of our state. This will alleviate sharing of equipment and open the calendar up to accept more events—up to seven on a single Saturday if need be—and will of course put less stress on equipment and coordinators. We hope to have an 8th set next year for the southeast region for this same purpose. This year we have again identified 25,000 children, so the momentum is continuing.   We’ve said many times how much publicity helps our fraternity. MoCHIP continues to be one of our biggest assets in this endeavor. We’ve had tremendous press coverage this year; including a half hour long interview between Nick Cichielo and reporter Randy Gardner that repeatedly aired more that 30 times during a two-week stretch. We actually have this outstanding testimony running in the MoCHIP room throughout the communication. Press such as this comes at an enormous price if we were to buy airtime such as this and when the estimated press value is calculated over the five year time span, MoCHIP and Missouri Masonry has received


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more than $6,000,000 worth of FREE publicity!   With an excessive amount of publicity comes recognition. MoCHIP has become the equivalent of a household name. We are ever present through our frequently updated Web site and social networks of Facebook and Twitter. MoCHIP is also a featured “cause” on Facebook where membership is in the thousands and donations are accepted. We’ve even caught the attention of our governor with the help of brother Bob Nance, a state representative and member of both Richmond Lodge #57 and Clay Lodge #207. On June 23rd, Governor Jay Nixon signed a proclamation deeming June 23rd MoCHIP Child ID Awareness and Protection Day or MoCHIP Day for short. Therefore every year on June 23rd MoCHIP Day will be observed throughout our state. The proclamation reads as follows: WHEREAS, nearly 2,000 children are reported missing or abducted in the United States each day; and WHEREAS, MoCHIP, the Missouri Masonic Child Identification and Protection Program, is designed to give Missouri families a measure of protection against the everincreasing problem of missing and abducted children; and WHEREAS, MoCHIP is a recognized partner of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC); and WHEREAS, on May 15, 2010, MoCHIP reached an unprecedented milestone, identifying its 100,000th child in less than 5 years of existence; and WHEREAS, the Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization, is working with Masonic Lodges throughout the state to provide free, consistent and comprehensive MoCHIP events as part of its ongoing commitment to Missouri’s children and families. NOW THEREFORE, I Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon, Governor of the State of Missouri, do hereby proclaim June 23, 2010, to be MoCHIP CHILD ID AWARENESS AND PROTECTION DAY Remember June 23 as an official day of celebrating MoCHIP and Freemasonry!   Finally, where a bad economy has other organizations experiencing a severe drop in contributions, MoCHIP has been fortunate, further sustaining the conviction of our supporters. The Odd Fellows, St Louis #5 has cut way back on their donations, as the funds are just not there to help everyone this year, but MoCHIP is special to them and they have given us $10,000 this year, totaling $45,000 in three years. Eastern Star, Prince Hall, private organizations and individual donations continue to support our efforts and we are so grateful to all.   In closing, the journey continues to be joyful and rewarding as it is our goal after all, to help keep kids safe, and in doing so Missouri Freemasonry has been embraced by the community at large. Rarely are we spoken of with the mystery and whispers of the past. Today, citizens throughout our great state are saying, “Did you hear about the good things the Masons are doing?” And we are doing good things. Many thanks to the team leaders, techs, and most of all the Masons and volunteers who have spent countless hours making this program work.


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  Remember, it’s not about the numbers , it’s about the children—thanks to our fraternity and thousands of volunteers, seven children have been recovered with the aid of our comprehensive MoCHIP program and returned safely to their families. There is no better ending than this. Respectfully and fraternally submitted, Masonic Children’s Foundation Board of Directors David Haywood, President Nick Cichielo Brent Stewart, Vice-president Lori Cichielo Ron Miller, Secretary Richard Smith Ron Jones

Committee on Masonic Publications Annual Report – September, 2010 To the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M.: Steven L. Harrison, PM, Chairman Editor, Missouri Freemason Magazine The Missouri Freemason (USPS 573-920) is the official publication of the Grand Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, and is published four times yearly in February, May, August, and November. During the past 12 month period, the Missouri Freemason Magazine published four issues of the Missouri Freemason Magazine: Winter, 2009; Volume 55 No. 1; 28 pages Spring, 2010; Volume 55 No. 2; 28 pages Summer, 2010; Volume 55 No. 3; 28 pages Fall, 2010; Volume 55 No. 4; 28 pages Committee on Masonic Publications Larry C. Reynolds, Grand Master David L. Ramsey, Junior Grand Warden Ronald D. Miller, Grand Secretary Zelwin B. Eaton, Past Editor E. Otha Wingo, Assistant Editor Steven L. Harrison, Editor, Chairman REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RELATIONS To the Grand Lodge of Missouri, A.F. & A.M.:   The Masonic Public Relations campaign continues to move ahead with its programs. We have been featured in the media in record numbers. Reports that Masonic Public Relations have appeared in newspapers, radio stations and TV spots, and other miscellaneous sources—a press value totaling in the millions in


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free publicity—not only for MoCHIP but for the Masonic family in general. We could not have afforded an expenditure of this magnitude. All media coverage emphasizes Masonry and specifically Missouri Masons and programs. Press Releases   Grand Lodge. Press Releases were sent statewide announcing the 189th Grand Lodge Communication lead by Grand Master MWB Larry C Reynolds. The release described the Grand Master’s year long platform, Masonic family participants (i.e. Jobies and DeMolay) and the educational seminars that would be attended by more than 1,100 Missouri Freemasons.   Green Tree Tavern Dedication. Press Releases were sent to local media and area Associated Press. Remarkably, the press release was picked up by European AP and an unconfirmed number of stories were run.   MoCHIP. Press Releases for MoCHIP events are sent on a routine basis by lodges and by administration. Additional releases were submitted for milestones, the Take 25 program, and other current event relative news items. 2010 Midwest Conference   Trifold brochures outlining the program and events of the 61st Midwest Conference of Masonic Education was hosted by Missouri, May 7-9, 2010 were designed, printed and distributed. The Conference in Missouri was one of the largest in attendance ever. Internet   More ways of generating public awareness than ever before! Thanks to forums such as Facebook and Twitter, the propensity to reach 1000’s is just a few clicks away, and the beauty of this concept is that it all links back to your Web site.   Facebook: On this page we explain our program, provide updates, link to Web site and have 809 members (in 4 months!!!). Members can post comments and feature their individual pages—that’s the possibility of 808 members X the number of their friends = limitless exposure and membership growth.   Twitter: Simple headlines keep followers of MoCHIP in touch with child safety news, tips and information. Further, RSS feeds from sites promoting child safety, internet safety and the like are posted to the Twitter page.   Web sites: Momason.org—at the December 2008 Public Relations meeting, it was decided to implement two new sections to the momason.org Web site: Masonic Museum of Missouri and Public Relations Committee (i.e. How does your dollar promote Masonry?). The footprint for each section has been completed since January 2009. We are awaiting implementation of these two sections to the Web site. MoCHIP   MoCHIP has identified 105,000 children, 654 events have been held, 105 events are scheduled and 10,114 volunteers have helped keep Missouri’s kids safer. As a result a huge milestones event in identifying our 100,000th child took place in Independence. Public Relations was there to send out Press Releases to all media and the results were overwhelming. Open House Program   On August 28th, we asked all the lodges in the state to participate in the 1st Missouri Masonic Open House program. We sent the information to the lodges


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that was needed to inform the general public of who we are, what we do in the communities, and how they can become part of our great fraternity. The results from this endeavor were not available when this report was written. Summary   The use of merchandise for sale to the public—baseball caps, tshirts, pins, golf shirts—has aided in logo recognition for Missouri Freemasonry. The wider the recognition, the more media exposure and community attention we receive, and ultimately funding becomes a little easier to pitch in these difficult economic times. Your Public Relations Dollar has helped us get the word out to all media. The press value has been in the millions of dollars getting a great return on your one dollar investment. Through the excellent working relationship we now have, Masonry and MoCHIP have become synonymous throughout our great state. As one individual stated last year, “I am starting to hear about Masonry again”—that’s Public Relations in action. Respectfully submitted, David Jacobi Public Relations Chairman REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Missouri: Brethren:   This year your Committee has received requests for recognition, as well as other communications from Grand Lodges, other organizations and Brethren. In considering the requests for recognition, we have again relied upon information provided by the Commission On Information For Recognition of the Conference Of Grand Masters Of Masons In North America (hereinafter, the Commission) for a determination of the regularity of the requesting Grand Lodge. MOLDOVA   The Grande Loge de Moldavie, the Grand Lodge of Moldova, submitted an application for recognition. It was the determination of the Commission that, although the Grand Lodge of Moldova was consecrated by the Regular Grand Lodge of Italy (which does not meet the standards for recognition), it has severed that relationship and has now established fraternal relations with the regular Grand Orient of Italy. Further, The Grand Lodge of Moldova has established fraternal relations with many of the regular Grand Lodges in Europe, including the United Grand Lodge of England, and is regular in all of their aspects of Masonic practice, and as there is no way to correct their origin, they can be considered to have met the standards for recognition. The Committee recommends recognition of the Grand Lodge of Moldova and the exchange of Representatives, if appropriate to that Grand Lodge. SAN MARINO   The Serenissima Grand Lodge of the Republic of San Marino has submitted an application for recognition. It was the determination of the Commission, in


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their Report of 2004, that this Grand Lodge meets the standards for Recognition. This Grand Lodge has three Lodges meeting, all of which were formerly on the rolls or register of the Grand Orient of Italy. The Committee recommends recognition of the Serenissima Grand Lodge of the Republic of San Marino and the exchange of Representatives, if appropriate to that Grand Lodge. CYPRUS Another request was received from the Grand Lodge of Cyprus for recognition. Such recognition had been granted at the last Grand Lodge session. It was good to see that there had been settlement of the differences between the Grand Lodge of Cyprus and the United Grand Lodge of England during the interim period, resulting in recognition by the United Grand Lodge of England being granted to the Grand Lodge of Cyprus. Notification was sent to the Grand Lodge of Cyprus informing them of their recognized status, seeking mutual recognition and the exchange of Representatives. CZECH REPUBLIC A communication was received from the Grand Lodge of the Czech Republic informing us that the clandestine Grand Orient type of Freemasonry, exemplified by such as the Grand Orient of France, is moving an active political and antireligious agenda publicly in Europe. That clandestine group is seeking the creation of a “Masonic” lobby to influence decisions at the European Union headquarters in Brussels. The letter from the Grand Lodge of the Czech Republic made clear that their Grand Lodge is not a part of that “Lobby”. That they disassociate themselves from any politically motivated activities or religious issues, which have no place in Freemasonry. Their Grand Master issued a press release and was interviewed on Czech television to make clear their Grand Lodge position and to maintain the good public perception of Czech Freemasonry. It was a position well taken and it was well done. INTERAMERICAN MASONIC CONFEDERATION   We received a request for funding from the Interamerican Masonic Confederation located in Bogota, Columbia. Our Grand Lodge does not recognize this Confederation. Their request is general in nature, i.e., to instruct communities on human rights. As the request does not fall under the purview of the Committee, we have forwarded the request to the Grand Master for his disposition. THE MODERN FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE WORLD, INC.   Grand Secretary Miller asked that the Committee review the status of the Modern Free and Accepted Masons of the World, Inc. and particularly the Tri-State Grand Lodge (including Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia as a single Grand Jurisdiction) in relation to the Grand Lodge of Missouri, in consideration of a person seeking visitation or membership in a Missouri Lodge. There has been no request from the Tri-State Grand Lodge for recognition. Had we received such a request, it would necessarily have been rejected, as to the best of our knowledge, there has been no approved request for a determination of regularity made by the Modern Free and Accepted Masons of the World, Inc. to the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America for review by the Commission on Information For Recognition. Our jurisdiction has held that approval of regularity by that Commission is generally a prerequisite for any


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consideration of recognition.   Further, there is no indication that this Organization has sought to be, or has been recognized by the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri and Jurisdiction.   Therefore, it is the judgment of the Committee that the person may not be admitted as a visitor or member of a Missouri Lodge unless that person applies for membership as a non-mason and commits to never attending any meeting of that clandestine lodge of which he may have been a member (which would be a violation of his obligation in our Jurisdiction). PRINCE HALL GRAND LODGE, JURISDICTION OF NORTH CAROLINA The Committee received a request for recognition from the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons, Jurisdiction of North Carolina, Inc. which application seeks “full Masonic recognition”. As the Commission does not address Prince Hall Grand Lodges in terms of regularity, it will be necessary to perform an in depth investigation regarding whether this Grand Lodge is recognized by the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri and Jurisdiction and the regular Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina.   Further, the Committee will want to consider whether negotiation is necessary to condition the recognition. The request was not received by the Chairman timely to permit these several necessary things to happen prior to the presentation of this report and this Grand Lodge. Our Apology to the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons, Jurisdiction of North Carolina, Inc., for the necessary delay in consideration of their request. Fraternally submitted, Glenn E. Means, P.G.M. Jimmie D. Lee, P.G.M. Bruce R. Austin, P.G.M. Donald. E. Scott, P.G.M., Chairman Report of the Scholarship Committee To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri:   The board of Directors for 2009-2010 met as required by the By-Laws.   The Board approved the recommendation of the awarding of the scholarships as presented by Right Worshipful Bro. David Ramsey, Chairman of the Committee.   The Committee, consisting of R.W. David Ramsey, Chairman Christin (Friday) Ramsey R.W. Jon Broyles R.W. Thomas Truman Pat Truman Bro. John Swartz Bro. Dick Curry Adriene Green Christi Casey Following is a complete listing of newly awarded scholarships and those that are being renewed for the 2010-2011 school year.


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RUTH LUTES BACHMAN SCHOLARSHIP Asher Allman Kelcey Bylo MASONIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP No new scholarships awarded for the present year. RUTH LUTES BACHMAN RENEWALS 2010 Ashley Edelen Samantha Freeman Makayla Meinert

Katherine Meinhardt Vanessa Peach

MASONIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP RENEWALS 2010 Krystle Brechbuhler Kathryn Dorsey Elizabeth Foltz Samantha Gamble Kathleen Gibson Shalyn Guthery Keira Kirby

Elizabeth Marquart Alicia McPherson Brooke Miller Cody Miller Michael Richardson Jill Stephens Chelsea Wesselman

SAMUEL SMITH STEWART MASONIC SCHOLARSHIP Mamie Cox Josephine Foley Brittany Gladish Willis Hertweck

Gabriella Lavezzi Rachel Thornton Tyler Williams Emily Wood

SAMUEL SMITH STEWART MASONIC SCHOLARSHIP RENEWALS 2010 Brittany Ashton Jessica Bockelman Alyssa Elliott Stacie Ellis Anna Garvin Abby Higgins Sydnee Kuster Lauren Lacey

Lea Probst Colbey Ricklefs Nathaniel Schuster Dane Sosniecki Heather Steelman Paul Talimonchu Jason Twenter Rebecca Tyrell

  The Committee appreciates all the courtesies and assistance provided to it by two of our Grand Lodge staffers, Christi Casey and Adriene Green, who assembled materials and sorted over 500 applications in preparation for our meeting. Their efforts made the difficult task of selecting the scholarship recipients from such a large pool of candidates go much smoother. A special thanks to Grand Secretary Ron Miller for all his support during the long day. Respectfully Submitted, David Ramsey, Junior Grand Warden


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2010 MASONIC YOUTH COMMITTEE REPORT To The Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri:   I would like to thank all the members to the committee this year; they have been very active with the Masonic Youth Organizations in the past and once again have brought a lot of experience to the table. In January the committee mailed out the letter and recommendation forms to each of the Chapter Dad’s or Chairman of DeMolay, Guardians of Job’s Daughters and Mother Advisors of Rainbow for Girls of Missouri for their recommendation for the Grand Masters Masonic Youth Award. We asked to have them sent in by the middle of March where a copy of each one was made and given to each committee member, where they graded them and submitted a score. I wish we had more nominations submitted from the youth groups, but the ones submitted were very tough choices to make. In the end the committee recommended the following to receive the award for Job’s Daughters – Allison Heinsman from Bethel #60, Rainbow Girls – Ami Jester– North Kansas City #55, and from DeMolay – Brock Andrew Harrison – Mineral Area Chapter. Congratulations to them all. They are indeed fine examples of our Masonic Youth. The recommendations that were not selected by our committee went over to the York Rite Youth Committee’s for them to select a recipient for there awards I would like to thank the York Rite Youth Committee for working together on this and hope we continue to work together in years to come.   On Saturday August 21, 2001 we will be holding the Masonic Youth Day and will submit the report on that after the event. Respectfully Submitted, RWB.Rodney Kleine – Chairman RWB Dave Haywood, Jr. Grand Deacon RWB. Richard Kaeser, Jr. Bro. Michael Lodholz Bro. David Lash Bro. Charles Freeman 2010 MASONIC YOUTH COMMITTEE SUPPLEMENT REPORT   The Masonic Youth Day Committee consisting of the appointed Grand Lodge Youth Committee and representatives of each Youth organization met twice (once in April, and again in July) to plan and organize the Masonic Youth Day, which was held on Saturday August 21, 2010. Again this year it was planned as a Masonic Youth Day Family picnic at the Masonic Center in Columbia and was well attended –over 139 Masonic Youth plus many adult advisors. There was volleyball, hillbilly golf, washers, and blow balloons (a bungee run and an obstacle course). To keep with the carnival atmosphere, snow cones and funnel cakes were provided free of charge. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks for lunch served on “Masonic Youth Day 2010” upside-down Frisbees as plates that all could take home with similarly imprinted sport bottles and bags were given out. The museum was open if anyone wanted to go through it. After lunch frisbees were later played with and to help cool everyone off had water fight. Attendance prizes were given out – including I-POD Shuffle, gift cards, and one paid registration to their state convention for 2011.   Thanks to the Grand Master MWB Reynolds and Deputy Grand Master RWB Gail Turner for allowing us to hold this event on the same day as the Masonic


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Home Board meeting, along with the members of the committee, and to the many adults and chaperones that helped with the food, coordinated the games, and who chipped in when help was needed without being asked, and were more then happy to support our Masonic Youth. Respectfully Submitted, RWB Rodney Kleine – Chairman RWB Dave Haywood, Jr. Grand Deacon RWB Richard Kaeser, Jr. Bro. Charles Freeman Bro. Michael Lodholz Bro. David Lash REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri:   The Ways and Means Committee met at the Masonic Complex on Saturday afternoon, March 20, 2010. The purpose of the meeting was to review and approve the 2009-2010 Grand Lodge budget, to receive and review the management letter and audited financial statements for the Grand Lodge of Missouri as of October 31, 2009, and to review the investments of the Grand Lodge.   In compliance with section 3.10 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws, the Ways and Means Committee reviewed, revised, and approved the 2009-2010 budget. The 2009-2010 budget reflects anticipated revenues of $1,434,100 and anticipated expenses of $1,432,200. Three budget-related issues were discussed. First, expenses incurred by the Committee on Masonic Education need to be documented. Second, questions were raised in regards to the public relations assessment. Can the public relations assessment be made part of the Annual Return as opposed to a separate assessment and does the assessment apply to all members of a Lodge or only dues-paying members? Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller and Ways and Means Committee member William Zimmerman will draft a resolution to the Grand Lodge By-Laws to address these questions. Finally, a question was raised as to whether or not Grand Lodge can withhold the mileage per diem from a Lodge that owes money to Grand Lodge. This issue was referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence.   Mr. Jim McGinnis of the accounting firm Gerding, Korte, & Chitwood, Certified Public Accountants, presented the audited financial statements for the year ended October 31, 2009. Mr. McGinnis reported that the financial statements do present fairly the financial position of the Grand Lodge. Mr. McGinnis also presented a management letter which identified four minor internal control or procedural issues. Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller reported that Grand Lodge officers and staff have addressed the issues presented.   To conclude the meeting, the Ways and Means Committee and the Investment Committee reviewed a presentation from David Stepanek, Senior Vice President of Central Trust & Investment Company, and Steve Jeffries, Vice President Senior Portfolio Manager of Central Trust & Investment Company, in regards to the Grand Lodge’s investment portfolio. Given the improved economic climate, the Grand Lodge’s investment portfolio has seen market values rebound somewhat during late 2009 and early 2010. The Grand Lodge investment approach is to maintain approximately 60% of balances in


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fixed income securities and 40% in equity securities.   The Ways and Means Committee extends its thanks to the Grand Master and all Brethren for the opportunity to serve. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS (CONT’D) To the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M.   The Grand Lodge of Missouri Ways & Means Committee met at the Grand Lodge Offices on Saturday, September 4, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Attendees included committee members Steve Duncan, Stanton Brown, Nicholas Cichielo, William Zimmermann, and Donald Torreyson. Other attendees were Grand Senior Warden John Hess, Grand Secretary Ronald Miller, and the incoming 20102011 Ways & Means Committee Chairman Leonard Lenger.   Ways & Means Committee Chairman Steve Duncan called the meeting to order. Grand Secretary Ron Miller explained that the Ways & Means Committee was required to meet prior to the Annual Communication of Grand Lodge to approve the budget for the 2010-2011 Grand Lodge year. The new budget is for the Grand Lodge year that begins on November 1, 2010. In addition to approving the budget for the new year, the Ways & Means Committee also must approve any line item actual expenditures during the past year that exceeded the budget by 10% or more.   The Ways & Means Committee first addressed those 2009-2010 line item expenditures that exceeded the 2009-2010 budget by 10% or more. The Conferences of Grand Lodge Officers (general ledger account 240) actual expense for the year was $27,094 versus the budget amount of $20,000. The additional expenses were due to the Grand Master requesting that all Grand Lodge officers attend the Grand Master’s Area Meetings if possible. The Area Meetings (general ledger account 290) actual expense for the year was $8,517 versus the budget amount of $7,000. The additional expense was due to increased travel costs associated with the Grand Master’s Area Meetings. The Office Equipment (general ledger account 335) actual expense for the year was $63,391 versus the budget amount of $58,000. The additional expense incurred was due to new software purchased for the Grand Lodge offices. Software costs were expensed to the Office Equipment account for lack of another general ledger account.   On a motion by William Zimmerman and a second by Stanton Brown, the Ways & Means Committee approved those 2009-2010 Grand Lodge expenditures that exceeded the 2009-2010 budget.   Discussion focused on the Grand Lodge 2010-2011 budget. Grand Secretary Ron Miller shared copies of a proposed budget that showed anticipated revenues of $1,426,500 and anticipated expenses of $1,419,800.   Several adjustments to the proposed Grand Lodge 2010-2011 budget were discussed. In regards to anticipated income, the committee discussed Dues (general ledger account 500) and proposed that the amount of dues to be collected be increased from $409,000 to $425,000. In regards to expenses, several changes were discussed. At the recommendation of the Grand Lodge Officers, the line item Salary-Grand Secretary (general ledger account 100) was increased from $74,000 to $75,480. Ron Miller proposed that the Accounting Services (general ledger account 320) line item be reduced from $7,000 to $0.00. The accounting function has been brought in-house and Grand Lodge staff will use QuickBooks Pro as the accounting software. Grand Lodge staff


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has been reduced by one full-time employee and Jane Floyd is the new staff person who will be responsible for the accounting function. The Conferences of Grand Lodge Officers (general ledger account 240) line item was increased from $19,000 to $22,000, the Area Meetings (general ledger account 290) was increased from $7,000 to $8,000, and a new general ledger account Technical Maintenance & Support (general ledger account 342) was proposed to be used to account for computer software costs. An amount of $10,000 was budgeted for this new expense account.   One question was raised in regards to the 2010-2011 budget. The Public Relations Assessment (general ledger account 552) is budgeted at $45,000 for 2010-2011. This assessment is to be voted on at the Annual Communication of Grand Lodge. If this assessment is voted down, the $45,000 in revenue will not be recognized. This would require the Public Relation Program (general ledger account 423) expense of $45,000 to likewise be eliminated.   On a motion by Leonard Lenger and a second by Stanton Brown, the Ways & Means Committee approved the Grand Lodge 2010-2011 budget.   The Ways & Means Committee discussed several issues in regards to the finances of Grand Lodge. Three recommendations to the Grand Lodge Officers were proposed.   Discussion focused on the reimbursement to Grand Lodge officers and committee members for mileage costs. Grand Lodge does not have a definite policy as to the mileage reimbursement rate. On a motion by Leonard Lenger and a second by Stanton Brown, the Ways & Means Committee voted to recommend that travel for required Grand Lodge officers be reimbursed at the IRS rate of mileage reimbursement and if optional officers attend Grand Lodge functions that those officers be reimbursed at a rate of $.20 per mile.   Given the budgeted cost of $59,000 for mileage and per diem for those who attend the Annual Communication of Grand Lodge, the Ways & Means Committee discussed this expense. On a motion by William Zimmerman and a second by Leonard Lenger, the Ways & Means Committee voted to recommend that the Grand Lodge officers consider elimination of the mileage and per diem reimbursement.   In regards to insurance coverage for Grand Lodge, concern was expressed by Grand Treasurer Nicholas Cichielo that the general liability “each occurrence” and “general aggregate” amounts are not adequate. On a motion by Leonard Lenger and a second by William Zimmerman, the Ways & Means Committee voted to increase the “each occurrence” and “general aggregate” amounts of coverage to $10,000,000. Grand Secretary Ron Miller and Grand Treasurer Nicholas Cichielo were instructed to contact the insurance company to adjust the insurance limits and to determine the cost of the increased insurance premium and so reflect in the budget the insurance costs increase. The meeting was adjourned at 11:45 a.m. Fraternally Submitted, Steve Duncan, Chairman Stanton Brown , II Donald Torreyson William Zimmerman David Haywood

David Key Douglas Roberts Larry Jobe Lloyd Callwell Nicholas Cichielo


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REPORT OF THE BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M.: Brethren:   The Building Supervisory Board Committee received no request for establishment of new Building Associations, no Building Association By-Laws for review, or plans to review for new Lodge Buildings or remodeled Lodge Halls. Thus, no actions were required on the part of this Committee. Respectfully Submitted, Thomas L. Krahenbuhl Jerry F. Ward Donald. E. Scott, Chairman GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION To the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M. Brethren:   The Mission Statement of the George Washington Masonic Memorial is “to inspire humanity through education; to emulate and promote the virtues, character and vision of George Washington the man, the Mason and Father of our Country.”   In order to contribute to the precepts of the Memorial, the Grand Lodge of Missouri for the current year has given $15,447.25 to help preserve the most recognizable Masonic structure in the United States. As long as we continue giving 25 cents of our dues to the Memorial as well as most of the other jurisdictions, the edifice will survive.   For those wishing to contribute to a worthy cause, a tax deductible charity, an amount of $100.00, $200.00 or more can have your name on a plaque. Please don’t forget the Memorial. Fraternally, Myron R. Berger, Chairman REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MASONIC EDUCATION To the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M.:   Your Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education met several times during this Masonic year, and just as education is an ongoing process so too is the progress of the committee. We continue to work closely with and appreciate the insights and input of the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, Senior Grand Warden and Grand Secretary in our endeavors, and we are grateful for the ongoing cooperation and assistance of the Public Relations Committee.   Our Grand Master’s motto for the year, “Educate to Motivate” struck a chord with everyone on the committee and there are currently several projects in varying states of completion in the pipeline.   The Masonic Education publications available from the Grand Lodge have been assessed and, where necessary and appropriate, revisions and updates have been made. Owing to the excellent work of past committees most of the


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revisions consist of additional information, while the updates bring the original information up to the current state of affairs.   Of particular interest, we believe, will be the revised edition of the Missouri Handbook of Freemasonry. This small book, less than a hundred pages, contains a wealth of useful information and knowledge for the Missouri Freemason. Committee members Matt Ruth, Kevin Larson, Larry Houge and Royce Wheeler have done an excellent job of enhancing this already valuable resource. It contains information that every Missouri Freemason should have in their personal library and within arms reach. It includes historical information on Freemasonry in Missouri, answers to common, and not so common, questions regarding the Craft, the three degrees, and Freemasonry in general.   Dr. Otha Wingo has done an extraordinary amount of research into the purpose and responsibilities of the Investigating Committee, and a new version of this publication will soon be available to assist the Brethren with this duty. The responsibilities of the Investigating Committee are important and significant, as they are in effect guarding the West Gate, and we feel certain that this will be a valuable resource toward that end.   Work is also underway by Chris Harrelson to ensure that the information provided in the several different publications is consistent and correct.   Tim Thomas and Royce Wheeler, as well as the rest of the committee members, are devising and preparing a series of brief educational presentations. The goal of these is to provide the Lodge Education Officer with plenty of information for presentations within the Lodge and to stimulate Masonic discussion among the Brethren.   The sub-committee of Larry Houge and Tim Couch has devised and designed a brief flier consisting of several questions intended to stimulate discussion between candidates and well informed Brethren. Many of the answers to these questions can be found in the Missouri Handbook of Freemasonry.   Another tool that you may have already heard about is the Contacts List. This is a wallet-sized card containing the telephone numbers of several members of your Lodge. The card is to be presented to each new Brother so that when questions arise he can always contact someone to assist him in finding an answer. It is an excellent tool that has proven successful in some Lodges already.   The goal of this committee is to find more and better ways to communicate with you. Our purpose is not only to provide you with the information you need, but to learn from you what education you want. The committee is largely unchanged for the coming year and this will continue to be our goal and purpose. We are excited about future projects already in the planning and design phase and look forward to bringing news of those to you as soon as is proper.   Finally, the committee would like to thank you for your dedication to the Craft of Freemasonry and for your continued search for more Light.   Respectfully submitted,   Tim Couch, Chairman Chris Harrelson Larry Houge Kevin Larson Matt Ruth Tim Thomas Royce Wheeler Otha Wingo


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PROFICIENCY LIST 2008-2009 SUBDIVISION CARDS Card First Last Exp. Lodge Description Number Name MI Name Date District No. Subdivision I Original Sub I 6692 Herman L. McGill 10/6/2012 26 34 Sub I 6693 Steven W. Walden 10/10/2012 14 52 Sub I 6694 David P. Devine 10/31/2012 23 211 Sub I 6695 Timothy L. Couch 1/13/2013 43 352 Sub I 6696 Robert D. Morris 3/10/2013 30 385 Sub I 6697 Earnie D. Wilson 4/9/2013 41 209 Sub I 6698 Joel A. Mancillas 4/15/2013 30 385 Sub I 6699 Andres M. Amezcua 7/14/2013 21 236 Sub I 6700 James R. Cauchon 7/29/2013 27C 9 Sub I 6701 Rick F. Hutcheson 9/10/2013 43 587 Subdivision I - 1st Renewal Sub I A-3251 Thomas D. Shaw II 2/3/2013 30 385 Sub I A-3252 John B. Dickenson 2/14/2013 35 477 Sub I A-3253 John R. Mullins 3/9/2013 44 284 Sub I A-3254 Ross C. Anderson 6/1/2013 43 680 Sub I A-3255 Jack E. Merle II 7/28/2013 30 385 Subdivision I - 2nd Renewal Sub I B-1930 Dean E. Crudgington 1/23/2013 36 579 Sub I B-1931 Paul G. Kingsley 2/23/2013 44 284 Sub I B-1932 Dennis W. Spears 3/19/2013 18 659 Sub I B-1933 Norman E. Harrison 3/26/2013 24 313 Sub I B-1934 Thomas E. Christine 4/5/2013 10 228 Sub I B-1935 William C. Woolsey 5/19/2013 29 497 Subdivision I - 3rd Renewal Sub I C-1273 Michael A. Wallace 11/11/2012 30 385 Sub I C-1274 Kevin S. Wiebe 7/29/2013 43 587 Sub I C-1275 Charles O. Pittman 6/1/2013 43 680 Subdivision I - 4th Renewal Sub I D-917 Terry L. Teague 1/28/2013 43 515 Subdivision I - 5th Renewal Sub I E-704 Hubert R. Butler 7/14/2013 21 236 Subdivision I - 6th Renewal Sub I F-531 Barry W. Jenkins 1/28/2013 43 515 Sub I F-532 Robert L. Sargent 4/11/2013 42 327 Subdivision I - 7th Renewal Sub I G-390 Wayne G. Tucker 1/23/2013 41 526 Sub I G-391 John R. Mullins 3/9/2013 44 284 G-392 Marvin W. Frost 3/19/2010 45 197 Subdivision I - 8th Renewal Sub I H-281 Charles R. Huddleston 5/20/2013 27A 40 Subdivision I - 9th Renewal Sub I I-207 James Brown 8/20/2013 7 138 Subdivision I - 10th Renewal Sub I J-138 Bob R. O’Dell 10/9/2012 9 89 Sub I J-139 Carroll R. Moorman 3/4/2013 24 575 J-140 August L. Bottom 5/26/2013 14 63 J-141 James G. Wade 6/12/2013 22 114 Subdivision I - 11th Renewal Sub I K-103 John A. Pace 10/7/2012 45 345


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Subdivision I - 12th Renewal Sub I L-67 Charles M. Benedict 3/28/2013 26 179 Subdivision I - 13th Renewal Subdivision I - 14th Renewal Sub I N-28 Carnell E. Cutbirth 1/28/2013 43 515 Subdivision I - 15th Renewal Subdivision I- 16th Renewal Subdivision I- 17th Renewal Sub I Q-3 Albert H. Miller 8/5/2013 37 234 Subdivision I- 18th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 1 Original Sub II Part 1 719 Michael E. Wheeler 10/16/2012 17 120 Sub II Part 1 720 Roger B. McWilliams, Jr. 12/2/2012 14 52 Sub II Part 1 721 Robert C. Floyd 12/12/2012 38 417 Sub II Part 1 722 Donald E. Gilkerson 2/8/2013 16 393 Sub II Part 1 723 Bryan L. Stark 3/10/2013 19 324 Sub II Part 1 724 Jason S. Walker 3/11/2013 45 335 Sub II Part 1 725 Jason Crites 5/11/2013 37 132 Sub II Part 1 726 Raymond B. Williams 6/22/2013 27A 80 Sub II Part 1 727 Bryan W. Herron 6/22/2013 21 548 Sub II Part 1 728 Henry S. Strohmeyer 6/24/2013 21 262 Sub II Part 1 729 Lloyd E. Root 7/5/2013 43 680 Sub II Part 1 730 Gregory E. Golden 6/25/2013 16 506 Sub II Part 1 731 Andres M. Amezcua 7/14/2013 21 236 Subdivision II - Part 1-1st Renewal Sub II Part 1 A-484 Kenneth W. Burch 10/13/2012 26 34 Sub II Part 1 A-485 Johnny L. Schlenker 12/12/2012 38 672 Sub II Part 1 A-486 Bradley T. Hicks 1/12/2013 30 83 Sub II Part 1 A-487 Paul G. Kingsley 2/23/2013 44 284 Sub II Part 1 A-488 John A. Pace 2/24/2013 45 345 Sub II Part 1 A-489 James C. Drennon 3/13/2013 30 385 Sub II Part 1 A-490 Roby D. Walker 8/14/2013 16 506 Subdivision II - Part 1-2nd Renewal Sub II Part 1 B-337 Joseph M. Keeler 1/23/2013 24 313 Sub II Part 1 B-338 Elmo E. Turner,Jr. 2/5/2013 45 586 Sub II Part 1 B-339 Thomas E. Kuhn 6/10/2013 27C 717 Subdivision II - Part 1-3rd Renewal Sub II Part 1 C-263 Columbus Craft 1/21/2013 29 213 Sub II Part 1 C-264 Edward Windle 12/20/2012 29 312 Subdivision II - Part 1-4th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 1-5th. Renewal Sub II Part 1 E-168 James G. Wade 6/30/2013 22 114 Subdivision II - Part 1-6th. Renewal Sub II Part 1 F-121 Subdivision II - Part 1- 7th Renewal Sub II Part 1 G-86 Bob R. O’Dell 10/9/2012 9 89 Subdivision II - Part 1- 8th Renewal Sub II Part 1 H-58 Robert M. Lockmiller 1/19/2013 34 422 Subdivision II - Part 1- 9th Renewal Sub II Part 1 I-39 Wayne F. Dugan 6/11/2013 16 193 Subdivision II - Part 1- 10th Renewal Sub II - Part 1 J-32 Carroll R. Moorman 2/11/2013 24 575 Subdivision II - Part 1- 11th Renewal Sub II - Part 1 K-16 Subdivision II - Part 1- 12th Renewal L-9 Clarence L. Alumbaugh 12/30/2012 19 501 L-10 Roger R. Adams 2/5/2013 45 586


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Subdivision II - Part 1- 13th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 1- 14th Renewal Sub II Part 1 N-3 Stanton T. Brown 12/30/2012 19 501 Subdivision II - Part 2 Original Sub II Part 2 639 Paul F. Miller 11/2/2012 18 659 Sub II Part 2 640 Earnie Renegar 1/28/2013 42 327 Sub II Part 2 641 James A. Mulkey 2/20/2013 29 312 Sub II Part 2 642 Robert C. Floyd 3/8/2013 38 417 Sub II Part 2 643 Jason S. Walker 3/11/2013 45 335 Sub II Part 2 644 Michael J. Minton 5/8/2013 13 151 Sub II Part 2 645 Gene Wescott 5/8/2013 1 188 646 Michael D. Robinson 6/22/2013 21 548 647 Lloyd E. Root 7/5/2013 43 680 648 Benjamin J. Oakley 7/20/2013 44 129 649 Roger B. Mc Williams, Jr. 7/24/2013 14 52 Subdivision II - Part 2-1st Renewal Sub II Part 2 A-437 George Barrios 11/2/2012 20 276 Sub II Part 2 A-438 Glenn H. Burrows, Jr. 11/11/2012 18 659 Sub II Part 2 A-439 Johnny L. Schlenker 12/12/2012 38 672 Sub II Part 2 A-440 Wayne A. Gerdes 1/21/2013 30 375 Sub II Part 2 A-441 Gregory E. Golden 6/30/2013 16 506 Subdivision II-Part 2-2nd Renewal Sub II Part 2 B-316 Columbus Craft 1/21/2013 29 213 Sub II Part 2 B-317 Joseph M. Keeler 1/23/2013 24 313 Sub II Part 2 B-318 Elmo E. Turner,Jr. 2/5/2013 45 586 Subdivision II - Part 2-3rd Renewal Sub II Part 2 C-238 Doug A. Linville 11/25/2012 4 97 Sub II Part 2 C-239 Douglas H. Reece 6/7/2013 16 438 Sub II Part 2 C-240 Donald D. Ford 6/8/2013 19 337 C-241 David C. Riek 8/19/2013 27C 443 Subdivision II - Part 2-4th Renewal Sub II Part 2 D-187 Edward Windle 12/20/2012 29 312 D-188 Gerald R. Rindom 7/15/2013 34 422 Subdivision II - Part 2-5th Renewal Sub II Part 2 E-159 Subdivision II - Part 2-6th Renewal Sub II Part 2 F-117 Walter E. Nichols 9/24/2012 27B 629 Sub II Part 2 F-118 Bob R. O’Dell 10/9/2012 9 89 Subdivision II - Part 2-7th Renewal Sub II Part 2 G-88 Carl H. Terry 11/11/2012 18 625 Sub II Part 2 G-89 Gary L. Benskin 3/17/2013 34 422 Subdivision II - Part 2-8th Renewal H-59 James G. Wade 6/30/2013 22 114 Subdivision II - Part 2-9th Renewal I-41 Benny L. Roach 2/5/2013 45 335 I-42 Kenneth R. Clements 6/24/2013 27A 623 Subdivision II - Part 2-10th Renewal Sub II - Part 2 J-36 Carroll R. Moorman 2/18/2013 24 575 Subdivision II - Part 2-11th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 2 12th Renewal L-9 Melvin J. Sanders 12/10/2012 19 337 L-10 Roger R. Adams 2/5/2013 45 586 Subdivision II - Part 2 13th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 2 14th Renewal Sub II Part 2 N-3 Stanton T. Brown 12/30/2012 19 501 Sub II Part 2 N-4 Stanley E. Massey 8/23/2013 15 476


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Subdivision II - Part 3 Original Sub II Part 3 619 Paul F. Miller 11/14/2012 18 659 Sub II Part 3 620 Jerry L. Miles 12/2/2012 10 228 Sub II Part 3 621 Robert C. Floyd 12/12/2012 38 417 Sub II Part 3 622 Dennis W. Spears 3/19/2013 18 659 Sub II Part 3 623 Robert A. Gentry 5/4/2013 16 506 Sub II Part 3 624 Kenneth W. Burch 6/6/2013 26 34 Sub II Part 3 625 Lloyd E. Root 7/5/2013 43 680 Subdivision II - Part 3 - 1st Renewal Sub II Part 3 A-435 Johnny L. Schlenker 12/12/2012 38 672 Sub II Part 3 A-436 Gerald R. Hill 4/16/2013 30 385 Sub II Part 3 A-437 Bradley T. Hicks 4/22/2013 30 83 Sub II Part 3 A-438 Franklin Lukenbill 6/30/2013 16 438 A-439 Roby D. Walker 8/14/2013 16 506 A-440 Franklin Lukenbill 9/8/2013 16 438 Subdivision II - Part 3 - 2nd Renewal Sub II Part 3 B-316 Roberto Miguel White 1/5/2013 27B 484 Sub II Part 3 B-317 Columbus Craft 1/21/2013 29 213 Sub II Part 3 B-318 Joseph M. Keeler 1/23/2013 24 313 Sub II Part 3 B-319 Elmo E. Turner,Jr. 2/5/2013 45 586 Sub II Part 3 B-320 Michael L. Apple 3/11/2013 27B 45 Sub II Part 3 B-321 Douglas H. Reece 6/7/2013 16 438 Subdivision II - Part 3 - 3rd Renewal Sub II Part 3 C-249 Douglas A. Linville 9/23/2012 4 97 Sub II Part 3 C-250 Walter E. Nichols 1/14/2012 27B 629 C-251 Edward Windle 12/20/2012 29 312 C-252 Donald D. Ford 2/7/2013 19 337 Subdivision II - Part 3 - 4th Renewal Sub II Part 3 D-201 Kenneth R. Clements 3/5/2013 27A 623 Subdivision II - Part 3 - 5th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 3 - 6th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 3 - 7th Renewal Sub II Part 3 G-86 Bob R. O’Dell 10/9/2012 9 89 Sub II Part 3 G-87 Carl H. Terry 11/14/2012 18 625 Subdivision II - Part 3 - 8th Renewal H-57 James G. Wade 6/30/2013 22 114 Subdivision II - Part 3 - 9th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 3 - 10th Renewal J-32 James E. Spencer 11/2/2012 19 618 J-33 Carroll R. Moorman 2/25/2013 24 575 J-34 Randall J. Jones 3/7/2013 35 439 J-35 Benny L. Roach 3/11/2013 45 335 J-36 Ervin A. Drewing 8/26/2013 27C 626 Subdivision II - Part 3 - 11th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 3 - 12th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 3 - 13th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 3 - 14th Renewal Sub II Part 3 N-4 Subdivision II - Part 3 - 15th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 3 - 16th Renewal Subdivision II - Part 3 - 17th Renewal Q-1 Ralph O. Kolb 1/21/2013 27C 443 Subdivision III - Original Sub III 1044 Robert C. Floyd 10/23/2012 38 417 Sub III 1045 Norris T. Phalen 10/26/2012 21 29 Sub III 1046 James R. Caskey 10/26/2012 21 29 Sub III 1047 Wayne A. Gerdes 11/19/2012 30 375


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Sub III 1048 Steven W. Walden 12/5/2012 14 52 Sub III 1049 John W. Bayless 12/20/2012 29 312 Sub III 1050 Kenneth W. Burch 1/24/2013 26 34 Sub III 1051 Vincent Daunay 1/28/2013 7 269 Sub III 1052 Bryan L. Stark 3/10/2013 19 324 Sub III 1053 Wayne E. Beach 3/19/2010 34 422 Sub III 1054 Phillip J. Moody, Jr. 4/3/2013 12 354 Sub III 1055 Michael Minton 4/26/2013 13 151 Sub III 1056 John Eden 5/2/2013 44 129 Sub III 1057 Christopher G. Smith 5/19/2013 29 497 Sub III 1058 Ames L. Stewart 6/10/2013 21 245 Sub III 1059 Larry C. Fox 6/10/2013 21 245 Sub III 1060 Dennis N. Vogel 6/18/2013 7 269 Sub III 1061 Glenn L. Bray 5/1/2013 18 656 Sub III 1062 Edward S. Knowles 6/22/2013 19 337 Sub III 1063 Tom Williams 6/25/2013 43 379 Sub III 1064 Christopher C. Marcum 5/6/2013 17 53 Sub III 1065 Michael C. Allen 5/20/2013 17 13 Sub III 1066 William R. Siegfried 7/26/2013 15 364 Sub III 1067 Kevin Larson 8/25/2013 46 247 Subdivision III - 1st Renewal Sub III A-559 Richard E. Sprenkle 9/30/2012 33 315 Sub III A-560 Brent Hunt 10/16/2012 7 10 Sub III A-561 L. Don Frazier 10/22/2012 16 193 Sub III A-562 Walter F. Acker 10/26/2012 21 29 Sub III A-563 James C. Drennon 11/11/2012 30 385 Sub III A-564 Edward Windle 12/20/2012 29 312 Sub III A-565 Lester Prewitt 1/22/2013 13 344 Sub III A-566 Franklin Lukenbill 2/14/2013 16 438 Sub III A-567 Michael E. Wheeler 2/14/2013 17 120 Sub III A-568 Jerry C. Garland 3/5/2013 28 338 Sub III A-569 Michael D. Burrus 2/15/2013 13 151 Sub III A-570 Johnny Schlenker 3/21/2013 38 672 Sub III A-571 Kevin Sligar 5/2/2013 44 129 Sub III A-572 Jeremy Willman 5/2/2013 44 129 Sub III A-573 Glen F. Cron 4/16/2013 35 98 Sub III A-574 David L. Grover 6/10/2013 21 245 Sub III A-575 Randy J. Eckert 6/10/2013 21 245 Sub III A-576 Joe Joyner 6/10/2013 21 245 Sub III A-577 James C. Martin, Jr. 7/5/2013 9 224 Sub III A-578 Wesley F. Revels 8/31/2013 7 78 Subdivision III - 2nd Renewal Sub III B-303 Leonard L. Cook 9/27/2012 17 53 Sub III B-304 LeRoyce McAdams 11/5/2012 10 481 Sub III B-305 David H. Coburn 1/22/2013 19 76 Sub III B-306 Larry L. Lentz 1/29/2013 10 86 Sub III B-307 Robert E. Hutchinson 1/22/2013 13 151 Sub III B-308 Randall D. Upton 4/11/2013 42 327 Sub III B-309 Harding W. Nosser, Jr. 4/17/2013 27C 95 Sub III B-310 William C. Woolsey 5/19/2013 29 497 B-311 William E. Zimmerman 9/12/2013 27C 443 Subdivision III - 3rd Renewal Sub III C-190 Roberto Miguel White 12/22/2012 27B 484 Sub III C-191 Robert L. Sargent 4/11/2013 42 327 Sub III C-192 Michael A. Wallace 4/15/2013 30 385 Sub III C-193 Christopher J. Newbold 5/16/2013 26 46 Sub III C-192 Doulgas H. Reece 6/5/2013 16 438


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Sub III C-193 Robert L. Cass 6/10/2013 21 245 Sub III C-194 Hubert R. Butler 7/14/2013 21 236 Subdivision III - 4th Renewal Sub III D-120 Joe W. Johnson 11/3/2012 27C 95 Sub III D-121 Kenneth R. Clements 11/13/2012 27A 623 Sub III D-122 Robert L. Hayes 2/3/2013 15 149 Sub III D-123 Walter E. Nichols 3/11/2013 27B 629 Sub III D-124 Marvin L. Cass 6/10/2013 21 245 Sub III D-125 John T. Cecilia 6/10/2013 21 245 Sub III D-126 Richard A. Ferranoto 6/21/2013 29 225 Sub III D-127 James W. Heavin 6/21/2013 29 225 Sub III D-128 Eldon L. Thomas 6/21/2013 29 225 Sub III D-129 James Brown 8/19/2013 7 138 Subdivision III - 5th Renewal Sub III E-80 R L. Tichenor 1/15/2013 17 13 Sub III E-81 John R. Mullins 3/9/2013 44 284 Sub III E-82 Marvin W. Frost 3/19/2013 45 197 Sub III E-83 Ralph O. Kolb 5/13/2013 27 443 Subdivision III - 6th Renewal Sub III F-61 Carl H. Terry 4/14/2013 18 625 Subdivision III - 7th Renewal Sub III G-33 Harold L. Davis 12/14/2012 20 276 Sub III G-34 James G. Wade 6/30/2013 22 114 Subdivision III - 8th Renewal Subdivision III - 9th Renewal Subdivision III - 10th Renewal Sub III J-5 Melvin J. Sanders 6/3/2013 19 337 Sub III J-6 Melvin L. Hall 6/4/2013 3 349 Sub III J-7 Albert H. Miller 8/5/2013 38 226 Sub III J-8 James E. Spencer 8/9/2013 19 618


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CALL FROM LABOR   The Grand Lodge was called from Labor on Monday afternoon at 3:00 PM, September 27th, 2010, following closing prayer by R.W. Brother Grand Chaplain Rev. Dale R. Roller. ORDER OF THE PAST MASTER   The ritual was performed by Past Grand Masters and the order was conferred upon 18, which was closed by a round of 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 Larry C. Reynolds was introduced by MW Jimmie D. Lee, PGM. Grand Master Reynolds 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 Dale C. West, Grand Chaplain and the evening meal was enjoyed.   Following the meal, Grand Master Reynolds presented Ten, Twenty and Thirty Year Achievement Awards to those lodges that met the requirements. Grand Lodge Achievement Award medallions were presented to representatives of those lodges meeting the requirements for 2010. The Grand Master was assisted by the Deputy Grand Master and the Education Committee Chairman.   Right Worshipful Gail S. Turner, Deputy Grand Master, introduced Robert T. “Tim” Thomas as his appointment to the advancing line of Grand Lodge Officers. Right Worshipful Brother Barney Douglas 2009-2010 Truman Award Winner   Right Worshipful Brother Barney Douglas was born on March 3, 1917. He received his degrees in 1950, being raised to the degree of Master Mason on August 14, 1950, in Robert Burns Lodge No. 496, which remains his Home Lodge. RWB Douglas has served his Lodge in all Officer positions including Secretary and Treasurer, and has served his District in the capacity of District Deputy Grand Master from the year 1972 through the year 1976. He received his 50year pin in June of the year 2000. RWB Douglas remains an active member of both Robert Burns Lodge No. 496 and Bayou Lodge No. 365. After serving Robert Burns Lodge as Secretary for more than forty years, he now holds the position of Marshal. TRUMAN AWARD WINNERS 1983

John Black Vrooman, Equality (497) *


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1984 Alfred Whitfield “White” Griffith, Fulton (48) * 1985 Charles Goodman, Polar Star (79) * 1986 Albett J. Elfrank, Advance (590) 1987 Walter H. Baird, Acacia (602) * 1988 Eugene E. “Pat” McFarland, Hermon (187) * 1989 John E. Wetzel, Perseverance (92) * 1990 Martin B. Toybes, Benjamin Franklin (642) * 1991 Ronald M. Compton, Leadwood (598) 1992 Gerald W. Burnworth, Algabil-Freedom (636) * 1993 A. Duane Eiserman, Branson (587) * 1994 Ray Hilton, Gate of the Temple (422) * 1995 Jack R. Clark, Sr., York (563) 1996 Earl S. Eoff, Solomon (271) * 1997 Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr., Fulton (48) * 1998 Nathan W. Glazer, Benjamin Franklin (642)* 1999 Donald E. Scott, Independence (76) 2000 H.V. (Jake) Jacobs, Mechanicsville (260) * 2001 Ralph W. Malan, Trilumina (205) * 2002 Vern H. Schneider, Tuscan (360) 2003 William A. Moore, Gate of the Temple (422) 2004 Billy J. Beatty, Joplin (355) 2005 Richard L. Smith, Polar Star Rose Hill (79) 2006 Floyd G. Ward, Spirit of St. Louis (27) 2007 Ronald D. Miller, Adair (366) 2008 Nicholas R. Cichielo, Polar Star-Rose Hill (79) 2009 F. Wayne Dugan, Angerona (193) 2010 Kenneth E. Redding, Clark (610) • Deceased LODGE SECRETARY OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS The staff of the Grand Lodge Office selects one subordinate lodge Secretary of the Year who exemplifies the qualities and work ethic which make the task of record keeping for a subordinate Lodge more pleasure than work. Ken Redding, Secretary of Huntsville Lodge No. 30, was chosen for the year 2010. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Thomas G. Hennenhoefer, Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 John L. Erfurdt, Hope Lodge No. 251 Robert L. Hudson, Jefferson Lodge No. 43 * Norman E. Ragan, Rolla Lodge No. 213 Barry Cundiff, Adair Lodge No. 366 Fred S. Livingston, Henderson Lodge No. 477 Frank H. Davis, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 John T. Litzau, Craftsmen Lodge No. 717 James W. Williams, Jewel Lodge No. 480 Carnell E. Cutbirth, Galena Lodge No. 515

TEN, TWENTY AND THIRTY YEAR ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Brookfield #86 Hartford #71

10 Years 10 Years

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Crestwood-Anchor #443 Olive Branch #576 Clark #610 Lincoln County #682 Craftsmen #717 Wentzville #46 Twilight #114 Hallsville #336

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

Albert Pike #219 Belton #450 Alpha #659

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HONOR LODGES LODGE LOCATION CREVE COEUR CALEDONIA ST. LOUIS HANNIBAL NEW BLOOMFIELD SLATER ST. JOSEPH CHILLICOTHE VIENNA MARSHFIELD ASH GROVE KIRKSVILLE HERMANN FILLMORE FOREST CITY IRONDALE CAMDENTON ASHLAND MOUNTAIN GROVE UNIONVILLE MACON ELSBERRY ELDON CAMDEN ST. MARY RUSHVILLE OSCEOLA WHEATLAND EUREKA VERSAILLES WEST PLAINS BLUE SPRINGS ROSCOE MOBERLY EDGERTON HARRISBURG BUFFALO ROBERTSVILLE HIGGINSVILLE KIRKSVILLE DONIPHAN BELLE GOWER BONNE TERRE NEW MADRID ORRICK FORSYTH JONESBURG

LODGE NAME ST. LOUIS MISSOURI TYRO NAPHTALI ST. JOHN’S NEW BLOOMFIELD CAMBRIDGE ST. JOSEPH FRIENDSHIP VIENNA WEBSTER ASH GROVE KIRKSVILLE HERMANN LINCOLN OREGON IRONDALE LINN CREEK ASHLAND MOUNTAIN GROVE HARTFORD CENSER NEW HOPE HICKORY HILL RAY SALINE RUSHVILLE ST. CLAIR HOGLES CREEK MERAMEC VERSAILLES MT. ZION BLUE SPRINGS CIRCLE MOBERLY ADELPHI ANCIENT LANDMARK RIDDICK FRATERNAL HIGGINSVILLE ADAIR COMPOSITE BELLE GOWER SAMARITAN NEW MADRID ADA FORSYTH JONESBURG

LODGE # 1 12 25 28 60 63 78 89 94 98 100 105 123 138 139 143 152 156 158 171 172 199 211 223 226 238 273 279 313 320 327 337 342 344 355 356 361 363 364 366 369 373 397 424 429 444 453 457

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PLEASANT HOPE KIRKWOOD ST. JOSEPH WEBB CITY PACIFIC WILLOW SPRINGS MANSFIELD ZALMA BERNIE ST. CLAIR COSBY CLARK INDEPENDENCE CHAFFEE ST. LOUIS JOPLIN

PLEASANT HOPE KIRKWOOD SAXTON WEBB CITY COLUMBIA INGOMAR MANSFIELD ZALMA BERNIE EASTER COSBY CLARK MT. WASHINGTON CHAFFEE ALGABIL-FREEDOM SOUTHWEST HERITAGE

171 467 484 508 512 534 536 543 545 573 575 600 610 614 615 636 681

34 27B 7 45 24 42 35 38 39 24 7 13 19 38 27C 45

DISTINCTION LODGES LODGE LOCATION HAZELWOOD AGENCY AVA WEBSTER GROVES WINDSOR LIBERTY FLORISSANT JEFFERSON CITY WESTON GARDEN CITY CENTRALIA KENNETT CREVE COEUR ST. LOUIS LINNEUS LEBANON ST. LOUIS GREENFIELD CAPE GIRARDEAU ST. LOUIS FREDERICKTOWN DE SOTO MONETT LICKING LEXINGTON HILLSBORO CAMDEN POINT HOUSTON CALIFORNIA ST. JOSEPH BOLIVAR

LODGE NAME BEACON AGENCY AVA SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS WINDSOR LIBERTY MIZPAH-MOUNT MORIAH JEFFERSON WESTON INDEX CENTRALIA KENNETT POLAR STAR-ROSE HILL BRIDGETON JACKSON LACLEDE WEBSTER GROVES WASHINGTON ST. MARKS KING SOLOMON MARCUS DE SOTO MONETT LATIMER LEXINGTON JOACHIM CAMDEN POINT TEXAS CALIFORNIA CHARITY ZEREDATHA BOLIVAR

LODGE # 3 10 26 27 29 31 40 43 53 54 59 68 79 80 82 83 84 87 93 95 110 119 129 145 149 164 169 177 183 189 195

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EXCELSIOR SPRING CAMPBELL KANSAS CITY KANSAS CITY SEDALIA ST. CHARLES WASHINGTON DEFIANCE HOLDEN WARRENSBURG SEDALIA LEETON FREEMAN NEVADA INDEPENDENCE SMITHVILLE JERICO SPRINGS JOPLIN HALLSVILLE HERCULANEUM BAKERSFIELD ADRIAN ST. JOSEPH BILLINGS OAK GROVE SMITHVILLE MARBLE HILL SEYMOUR PLATO MARYVILLE ORONOGO ODESSA ROGERSVILLE GAINESVILLE NEWBURG LATHROP GALENA PIEDMONT CONWAY VICHY CLINTON ST. LOUIS UNION STRAFFORD CLAYTON WILLARD OVERLAND OWENSVILLE CRESTWOOD KIRKWOOD SHELL KNOB

CLAY FOUR MILE ALBERT PIKE KANSAS CITY SEDALIA ST. CHARLES HOPE MECHANICSVILLE HOLDEN CORINTHIAN GRANITE COLD SPRING GRAND RIVER OSAGE CECILE DAYLIGHT KEARNEY JERUSALEM JOPLIN HALLSVILLE HERCULANEUM BAYOU CRESCENT HILL KING HILL BILLINGS CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE TROWEL HAZELWOOD PLATO NODAWAY MINERAL MOUNT HOPE HENDERSON ROBERT BURNS EQUALITY LATHROP GALENA WAYNE CONWAY LANES PRAIRIE CLINTON OLIVE BRANCH UNION STRAFFORD BRENTWOOD WILLARD OVERLAND-OCCIDENTAL OWENSVILLE MAGNOLIA-EUCLID VALLEY PARK CENTRAL CROSSING

2010 207 212 219 220 236 241 251 260 262 265 272 274 276 303 305 311 315 335 336 338 365 368 376 379 392 438 440 459 469 470 471 476 477 496 497 506 515 526 528 531 548 576 593 608 616 620 623 624 626 629 674

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TRUMAN LODGES LODGE LOCATION ST. LOUIS WALNUT GROVE ST. LOUIS KANSAS CITY TROY BALLWIN WENTZVILLE CARROLLTON RICHMOND SULLIVAN INDEPENDENCE BROOKFIELD COLUMBIA PARKVILLE HARRISONVILLE ST. CHARLES MISSOURI CITY CARTHAGE POPLAR BLUFF ROLLA SALEM KNOB NOSTER BUTLER CRYSTAL CITY LEES SUMMIT ST. JOSEPH SPRINGFIELD ST. LOUIS AURORA HERMITAGE LAMAR SPARTA THEODOSIA KANSAS CITY FARLEY JOPLIN OZARK ST. LOUIS WAYNESVILLE RICHLAND THOMASVILLE RAYTOWN LAWSON SPRINGFIELD CRESTWOOD BELTON

LODGE NAME MERIDIAN O’SULLIVAN GEORGE WASHINGTON RISING SUN TROY BONHOMME WENTZVILLE WAKANDA RICHMOND SULLIVAN INDEPENDENCE BROOKFIELD TWILIGHT COMPASS CASS PRIDE OF THE WEST ANGERONA CARTHAGE POPLAR BLUFF ROLLA SALEM KNOB NOSTER BUTLER SHEKINAH SUMMIT BROTHERHOOD SOLOMON FENTON CANOPY HERMITAGE LAMAR SPARTA SAMPSON TEMPLE GATE FIDELITY FELLOWSHIP FRIEND TUSCAN WAYNESVILLE RICHLAND WOODSIDE RAYTOWN BEE HIVE GATE OF THE TEMPLE CRESTWOOD-ANCHOR BELTON

LODGE # 2 7 9 13 34 45 46 52 57 69 76 86 114 120 147 179 193 197 209 213 225 245 254 256 263 269 271 281 284 288 292 296 298 299 339 345 352 360 375 385 387 391 393 422 443 450

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ST. LOUIS PLEASANT HILL BUCKNER PLATTE CITY REPUBLIC BRANSON LEADWOOD COLUMBIA KANSAS CITY KANSAS CITY KANSAS CITY CREVE COEUR WARSAW KANSAS CITY NORTH KANSAS CITY KIMBERLING CITY SPRINGFIELD CREVE COEUR ST. LOUIS

GARDENVILLE-CACHE JEWEL BUCKNER PLATTE CITY REPUBLIC BRANSON LEADWOOD ACACIA SWOPE PARK SHEFFIELD EAST GATE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SHAWNEE COUNTRY CLUB ALPHA TABLE ROCK UNIVERSITY NOBLE CRAFTSMEN

2010 455 480 501 504 570 587 598 602 617 625 630 642 653 656 659 680 683 684 717

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MASONIC SERVICE AWARD   Most Worshipful Larry C. Reynolds announced that Chamois Lodge No. 185 had been selected to receive the trophy for Masonic Service due to their work within their community. MASONIC PUBLIC RELATIONS AWARD   Most Worshipful Reynolds presented Branson Lodge No. 587 with the Public Relations Award for their work in Public Relations for their lodge and community. TUESDAY MORNING (September 28th, 2010)   The Grand Lodge was called to Labor at 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday Morning, September 28, 2010. Prayer was offered by Right Worshipful Brother Craig Carter, Grand Chaplain. RITUAL AWARDS: 2009-2010 Agency Rising Sun Ava Windsor Wakanda Sullivan Savannah St. Joseph Laclede Compass Monett Lincoln Latimer Texas Charity Zeredatha Bee Hive Carthage Poplar Bluff Shelbina Sedalia Knob Noster Holden Corinthian Brotherhood Granite Canopy Hermitage Sampson Temple Gate Meramec Hebron

Lodge No. 10 Lodge No. 13 Lodge No. 26 Lodge No. 29 Lodge No. 52 Lodge No. 69 Lodge No. 71 Lodge No. 78 Lodge No. 83 Lodge No. 120 Lodge No. 129 Lodge No. 138 Lodge No. 145 Lodge No. 177 Lodge No. 189 Lodge No. 193 Lodge No. 197 Lodge No. 209 Lodge No. 228 Lodge No. 236 Lodge No. 245 Lodge No. 262 Lodge No. 265 Lodge No. 269 Lodge No. 272 Lodge No. 284 Lodge No. 288 Lodge No. 298 Lodge No. 299 Lodge No. 313 Lodge No. 354

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Lodge No. 375 Lodge No. 376 Lodge No. 379 Lodge No. 424 Lodge No. 469 Lodge No. 477 Lodge No. 480 Lodge No. 506 Lodge No. 528 Lodge No. 548 Lodge No. 586 Lodge No. 587 Lodge No. 600 Lodge No. 608 Lodge No. 612 Lodge No. 617 Lodge No. 625 Lodge No. 659 Lodge No. 674

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

MASONIC CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION MoChIP SAFE CHILD LODGE AWARDS September 2009 – September 2010 Acacia Lodge No. 602 Ada Lodge No. 444 Agency Lodge No. 10 Algabil-Freedom Lodge No. 636 Allensville Lodge No. 198 Alpha Lodge No. 659 Amsterdam Lodge No. 141 Appleton City Lodge No. 412 Arnold Lodge No. 673 Arrow Rock Lodge No. 55 Athens Lodge No. 127 Barbee Lodge No. 217 Beacon Lodge No. 3 Bee Hive Lodge No. 393 Belle Lodge No. 373 Belton Lodge No. 450 Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 Bolivar Lodge No. 195 Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 Branson Lodge No. 587 Brentwood Lodge No. 616 Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 Buckner Lodge No. 501 Butler Lodge No. 254 Cambridge Lodge No. 63 Hornerville Lodge No. 215

Canopy Lodge No. 284 Carthage Lodge No. 197 Censer Lodge No. 172 Central Crossing Lodge No. 674 Centralia Lodge No. 59 Charity-Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 Clay Lodge No. 207 Cold Spring Lodge No. 274 Continental Lodge No. 37 Cooper Lodge No. 36 Corinthian Lodge No. 265 Cosby Lodge No. 600 Craftsmen Lodge No. 717 Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368 Crestwood Anchor Lodge No. 443 East Gate Lodge No. 630 Easter Lodge No. 575 Edina Lodge No. 291 Farmington Lodge No. 132 Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Fenton Lodge No. 281 Fidelity Lodge No. 339 Fraternal Lodge No. 363 Friend Lodge No. 352 Friendship Lodge No. 89 Fulton Lodge No. 48 Galena Lodge No. 515


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Gardenville Cache Lodge No. 455 George Washington Lodge No. 9 Gower Lodge No. 397 Grandin Lodge No. 579 Grant City Lodge No. 66 Hale City Lodge No. 216 Hamilton Lodge No. 224 Hazelwood Lodge No. 459 Southwest Heritage Lodge No. 681 Hermitage Lodge No. 288 Hickory Hill Lodge No. 211 Hope Lodge No. 251 Independence Lodge No. 276 Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 Joplin Lodge No. 335 Kearney Lodge No. 311 King Hill Lodge No. 376 Knob Noster Lodge No. 245 Lamar Lodge No. 292 Lambskin Lodge No. 460 Lanes Prairie Lodge No. 531 Lathrop Lodge No. 506 Leadwood Lodge No. 598 Liberty Lodge No. 31 Lincoln Lodge No. 138 Linn Creek Lodge No. 152 Magnolia Euclid Lodge No. 626 Mansfield Lodge No. 543 Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260 Memphis Lodge No. 16 Meridian Lodge No. 2 Mizpah Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 Monett Lodge No. 129 Monroe Lodge No. 64 Montgomery Lodge No. 246 Mountain View Lodge No. 637 Mount Hope Lodge No. 476 Mount Vernon Lodge No. 99 Noble Lodge No. 684 Nodaway Lodge No. 470 Norwood Lodge No. 622 Olive Branch Lodge No. 576 Oregon Lodge No. 139 Osage Lodge No. 303 Overland Occidental Lodge No. 623 Palmyra Lodge No. 18 Paris Union Lodge No. 19 Perseverance Lodge No. 92 Plattsburg Lodge No. 113 Polar Star Rose Hill Lodge No. 79 Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209

Potosi Lodge No. 131 Ray Lodge No. 223 Raytown Lodge No. 391 Republic Lodge No. 570 Richland Lodge No. 385 Richmond Lodge No. 57 Robert Burns Lodge No. 496 Rolla Lodge No. 213 Rushville Lodge No. 238 Salem Lodge No. 225 Savannah Lodge No. 71 Saxton Lodge No. 508 Shawnee Lodge No. 653 Sparta Lodge No. 296 St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 St. Charles Lodge No. 241 St. Francois Lodge No. 234 St. Francisville Lodge No. 588 St. Mark’s Lodge No. 93 Stockton Lodge No. 283 Summit Lodge No. 263 Swope Park Lodge No. 617 Table Rock Lodge No. 680 Temperance Lodge No. 438 Texas Lodge No. 177 Trenton Lodge No. 111 Trilumina Lodge No. 205 Troy Lodge No. 34 Tuscan Lodge No. 360 Twilight Lodge No. 114 Valley Park Lodge No. 629 Vandalia Lodge No. 491 Versailles Lodge No. 320 Vienna Lodge No. 94 Vincil Lodge No. 62 Wakanda Lodge No. 52 Wallace Lodge No. 456 Warren Lodge No. 74 Wayne Lodge No. 526 Waynesville Lodge No. 375 Webb City Lodge No. 512 Wentzville Lodge No. 46 Woodside Lodge No. 387 Union Lodge No. 593

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FINAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Missouri: Your Committee on Credentials files the following report:   At the present session of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, there are represented: Three Hundred Thirty Five (335) Subordinate Lodges, Zero Lodges under dispensation, Thirty Lodges not represented, and there were present: Grand Lodge Officers – Twenty-One, Assistant Tilers – Four, Past Grand Masters and Officers – Sixteen, Regional Grand Lecturers – Six, District Deputy Grand Masters – Thirty-Two, District Deputy Grand Lecturers – Thirty-Five, Past Masters – Three Hundred Forty-Six (346), Worshipful Masters and Proxies – Two Hundred Eighty-Six, Senior Wardens and Proxies – One Hundred Thirty-Nine, Junior Wardens and Proxies – One Hundred Six, Grand Lodge Committeemen – Twenty-One, Special Committeemen – Zero. Total – One Thousand Twelve (1012), Prince Hall – Nine, Distinguished Visitors – Twenty Nine, Visitors - Zero, Non-Voting Master Masons – One Hundred Six (106), for a Grand Total of One Thousand One Hundred Fifty Six (1,156). ATTESTED Credentials Committee William B. VanMeter, Chairman Morris F. Coburn Grant T. Smith Harvey J. Wells Ronald M. Hickey Donald L. Taylor Robert W. Harper   GRAND MASTER REYNOLDS: Brethren, you have heard the report of the Credentials Committee. Do I have a motion and a second? All those in favor, the voting sign of the Order. Contrary-minded, like sign. Motion has passed and the Report is accepted for printing in the Proceedings. VOTE FOR ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSESSMENT   Proposed Resolution declared in order by MW Vern H. Schneider, PGM, Chairman of the Committee on Jurisprudence, on behalf of the Committee. The Chairman further stated that although one of the proponents of the Resolution was a member of the Jurisprudence Committee his vote was not included in the determination by the Committee as to the proper form of the Resolution. He furthermore stated that the proponent did not participate in the consideration of the Committee’s decision concerning the form of the Resolution and the proponent did not endeavor to influence the Committee in its decision, either directly or indirectly. Resolution adopted by assenting vote of the membership.   Brethren, by Grand Lodge law, as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge, I am to report on certain things at the Annual Communication. The following Standing Committees’ reports have been printed in the booklet “Report of Officers and Committees”: Appeals and Grievances, Building Supervisory Board, By-Laws, Chartered Lodges, Correspondence, Entertainment of Distinguished Guests, Long Range Planning, Masonic Boards of Relief, Necrology, Relief and Charity, Ritual, Youth.


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  The following reports of Special Committees are printed in the booklet also: George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Grand Lodge Charity, Masonic Information, Insurance, Public Schools.   The booklet was distributed on Monday, September 27th, 2010. If any of the Chairman or Members of these Committees has any further information to add to their report, they should come to the East at this time. I will accept a motion that the printed reports and supplements, if any, be accepted and printed in the proceedings. So moved, is there a second. ….Whereupon the motion was duly made and seconded…. All those in favor, the usual voting sign. Those opposed. Motion passed.   Report of the Committee on Lodges Under Dispensation. Report of the Committee on Public Relations. Report of the Special Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges. Report of the Auditor, Grand Treasurer, Grand Lecturer, Grand Secretary, Lodge of Research, Masonic Children’s Foundation, and the Scholarship Corporation appear in the booklet.   If there is any supplemental information to add Officers or Chairmen 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 MILEAGE AND PER DIEM To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F.&A.M. of Missouri: Brethren:   The Committee on Mileage and Per Diem respectfully reports the amounts paid to the following members of the Grand Lodge for their attendance at the Annual Communication held September 27 & 28, 2010: Past Grand Masters and Other Grand Lodge Officers: $2,351.50 (Two Thousand Three Hundred Fifty-One Dollars and Fifty Cents) District Deputy Grand Masters, District Deputy Grand Lecturers, Regional Grand Lecturers: $8,963.90 (Eight Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty-Three Dollars and Ninety Cents) Committee Members: $2,678.80 (Two Thousand Six Hundred Seventy-Eight Dollars and Eighty Cents) Lodge Officers: $35,849.30 (Thirty-Five Thousand Eight Hundred Forty-Nine Dollars and Thirty Cents) TOTAL: $49,843.50 Fraternally Submitted Jack C. DeSelms, Chairman Eric Peterson Duane Dimmit Matthew Quesenberry Mitchell C. Weinsting Ty Treutelaar


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REPORT OF THE GRAND SECRETARY To the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. of Missouri Most Worshipful 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 Fifteenth Annual Report to this One Hundred Eighty Ninth 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 our Grand Master, Larry C. Reynolds, and to each of the Officers and Brethren in our lodges for their support, cooperation and friendship. With great appreciation, I acknowledge my Office Staff for their professional manner, knowledge and dedication.   It has been exciting to see lodges reaching out to their communities to share more about masonry, and return back to our basic beliefs led by our Most Worshipful Brother Larry C. Reynolds the importance of “Educate to Motivate”. He has been sincere in his desire to ask that we all get involved and not 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 Members, District Deputy Grand Masters, District Deputy Grand Lecturers and Regional Grand Lecturers. AREA MEETINGS   Area Meetings for lodge secretaries were held in nine different locations in the state. These meetings are designed to accomplish a number of goals. It is our desire to develop these meetings to aid the lodge secretary in his duties and to open lines of communication. This year everyone enjoyed sharing ideas and exchanged information which was beneficial to those in attendance. SCHEDULE

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Scottish Rite Temple, St. Joseph Independence Lodge No. 76, Independence 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) Kirksville Masonic Temple, Kirksville Masonic Complex, Columbia

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CONSENTS AND PERMISSIONS   Most Worshipful Grand Master Larry C. Reynolds 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 21.1000,


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etc.) as follows:   February 11, 2010, to Matthew L. Stroller, 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; Bentonville Lodge No. 56 at Bentonville, Arkansas; and Pittsburg Lodge No. 187 at Pittsburg, Kansas on February 20, 2010 for the 24th Annual George Washington Birthday Celebration.   April 5, 2010, to David P. Perkins, Worshipful Master of Jefferson Lodge No. 43 granting Consent and Permission for Jefferson Lodge No. 43 to sponsor a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 6:30 PM.   April 22, 2010, to John A. Pace, Worshipful Master of Central Crossing Lodge No. 674 granting Consent and Permission to Central Crossing Lodge No. 674 to host a Fraternal Visit from the Oklahoma Masonic Indian Degree Team on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Fohn’s Charolais Farm, Cassville, MO.   April 23, 2010, to Donald Owens, Worshipful Master of Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260 granting Consent and Permission for Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260 to sponsor a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction on Saturday, June 26, 2010.   May, 24, 2010, to Gregory Duncan, Worshipful Master of Crestwood Anchor Lodge No. 443 granting Consent and Permission for Crestwood Anchor Lodge No. 443 to sponsor a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction on Thursday, June 24, 2010.   May 26, 2010, to Doug Jackson, Worshipful Master of Mizpah Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 granting Consent and Permission for Mizpah Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 to host a Fraternal Visit from Emeth Lodge No. 1030 at Cahokia, Illinois on June 8, 2010.   May 27, 2010, to Martin M. Cupp, Worshipful Master of Marceline Lodge No. 481 granting Consent and Permission to sponsor a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 7:00 PM.   July 15, 2010, to Scott E. Radford, Worshipful Master of Salem Lodge No. 225 granting Consent and Permission for Salem Lodge No. 225 to host a Fraternal Visit from Granit City Lodge No. 877 and Granite City, Illinois on September 17, 2010. It is proposed that Granite City Lodge No. 877 will open and close Salem Lodge No. 877 using Illinois ritual; however, any degree work will be performed by Missouri Masons using Missouri ritual. CORNERSTONES AND DEDICATIONS May 16, 2010

Laying the Cornerstone for the New Social Security Office at Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Opening Lodge at Clay Lodge No. 207at Excelsior Springs.

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Ceremony of Dedication of a Lodge Hall for Richmond Lodge No. 57, Richmond, Missouri. DISPENSATIONS

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Craft Degrees on Monday, October 19, 2009 at 7:00 PM.   October 28, 2009, to David Vaughn, Worshipful Master of Sampson Lodge No. 298, for holding a Special Communication on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 12:00 noon for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Third Degree on a proficient Fellow Craft at the outdoor site of the property of Brother Frank Jenkins, which has been dedicated by R.W. Royce Wheeler on October 3, 2009 for MASONIC USE.   October 28, 2009, to the Worshipful Master of University Lodge No. 683, for changing their regular scheduled meeting date in November from the 4th Friday to the 3rd Friday because of the Holidays.   November 2, 2009, to Richard W. Anderson, Worshipful Master of Strafford Lodge No. 608, to change their regular Stated Communication for November 26, 2009 to November 25, 2009 and for December 24, 2009 to December 23, 2009.   November 22, 2009, to William S. Boston, Worshipful Master of Jewell Lodge No. 480, for holding a Special Communication at the Masonic Home Western Unit for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Fellow Craft Degree.   November 23, 2009, to the Worshipful Master of Raytown Lodge No. 301, for holding their regular Stated Communication of December 3, 2009 at the Masonic Home West.   December 9, 2009, to Tim Middaugh, Worshipful Master of Cass Lodge No. 147, for holding their Stated Communication on December 10, 2009 instead of December 3, 2009 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring (2) two Second Degrees; and hold their Stated Communication on January 23, 2010 instead of January 21, 2010 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring (5) five Third Degrees.   December 15, 2009, to Mike Lawler, Worshipful Master of University Lodge No. 683, for changing their regular scheduled meeting date in December from the 4th Friday to the 3rd Friday because of the Holidays.   January 12, 2010, to Joseph D. Dowell, DDGM – Dist. 18, authorizing Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 to hold a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Fellow Craft Degree on Daniel Wayne Coldin on Wednesday, January 13, 2010; and conferring the Master Mason Degree on Thursday, January 14, 2010.   January 12, 2010, to Donald L. Huggins, Secretary of Kansas City Lodge No. 220, for holding a Special Communication on January 13, 2010 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Fellow Craft Degree on Brother Curtis Elliott Brown, Jr.   January 26, 2010, to Andrew S. Elbert, Worshipful Master of Raytown Lodge No. 391, for holding a Special Communication on Saturday, January 30, 2010 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring (3) three 3rd Degrees at the Masonic Mausoleum at the Mr. Moriah Cemetery.   February 4, 2010, to Roy L. Scarborough, Worshipful Master of St. Clair Lodge No. 273, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Entered Apprentice Degree on Roger Korth at Lowry City Lodge No. 403 at Osceola, Missouri. 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 Lecture, Regional Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason special depute by the Grand Lecturer.   February 4, 2010, to Jesse A. Leath, Worshipful Master of Christian Lodge No. 392, for holding a special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of holding their regular Stated Communication of March 25, 2010


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starting at 7:00 PM at the Masonic Home East.   February 12, 2010, to Donald L. Huggins, Secretary of Kansas City Lodge No. 220, for holding a Special Communication on February 15, 2010 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Fellow Craft degree on Brother Kenneth W. Solomon. The Degree is to be conferred at Country Club Lodge No. 656 as a Courtesy for Kansas City Lodge No. 220.   February 24, 2010, to Robert J. Inouye, Worshipful Master of Ivanhoe Lodge No, 446, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Master Mason Degree on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 7:00 PM at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.   March 5, 2010, to Paul D. Herd, Worshipful Master of Richland Lodge No. 385, for holding a Special Communication on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 5:00 PM for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of holding an Outdoor Third Degree at the Pulaski County Fort Leonard Wood Shrine Club at Buckhorn, Missouri, which place has been dedicated for Masonic Use.   April 6, 2010, to Stanley R. Oberman, Worshipful Master of Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of opening Lodge on April 13, 2010 at Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 in St. Louis, Missouri.   April 9, 2010, to Gary D. Drennen, Worshipful Master of Valley Park Lodge No. 629, for a Special Dispensation authorizing Valley Park Lodge No. 629 to re-ballott at the Stated Communication on April 20, 2010.   April 12, 2010, to Glenn Clifton, DDGM, Dist. 46, a Special Dispensation which grants Anderson Lodge No. 621 to read a Petition for the Degrees for a young man who will turn 18 in a few weeks. The conferring of the degrees is to be accelerated before he is deployed to war.   April 13, 2010, to L. David Norman, DDGM, Dist. 35, a Special Dispensation granting Plato Lodge No. 469 to read a Petition for the Degrees for Christopher Daniel Oliver who will turn 18 on June 25, 2010 and will be deployed on July 11, 2010. The conferring of the Degrees is to be accelerated before he is deployed.   April 20, 2010, to David Vaughn, Worshipful Master of Sampson Lodge No. 298, granting Sampson Lodge No. 298 to hold a Special Communication on Saturday, May 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of holding an Outdoor Degree on the property of Brother David Vaughn, which place has been dedicated for Masonic Use.   April 21, 2010, to Robert E. McCush, Worshipful Master of Plattsburg Lodge No. 113, for holding a Special Communication on Saturday, May 8, 2010 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of participating in a Parade at Plattsburg at Plattsburg and wearing their Masonic Aprons.   April 22, 2010, to Gregory A. Pauley, Worshipful Master of Centralia Lodge No. 59, for holding their regular Stated Communications of May 6, 2010, May 20, 2010, June 3, 2010 and June 17, 2010 at the Grand Lodge Office in Columbia, Missouri.   April 23, 2010, to James E. Phillips, Worshipful Master of Stockton Lodge No. 283, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Degrees of Masonry. The Degrees are to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer.   April 26, 2010, to Jeffrey A. Keevil, Worshipful Master of Twilight Lodge No. 114, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Degrees on Hubert Walter Watchinski, Jr. The


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Degrees are to be conferred in Consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by him.   April 26, 2010, to Robert J, Inouye, Worshipful Master of Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, for holding their regular Stated Communication of June 10, 2010 at 6:30 PM at the Masonic Home in Kansas City, Missouri.   April 28, 2010, to John Pfeffer, II, Worshipful Master of Cold Spring Lodge No. 274, for holding a Special Communication on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7:00 PM.   April 28, 2010, to John Pfeffer, II, Worshipful Master of Cold Spring Lodge No. 274, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Degrees on a candidate. The Degrees are to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, or a Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer.   May 4, 2010, to Arthur R. Astel, Worshipful Master of Beacon Lodge No. 3, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Conferring a Third Degree on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at Fenton Lodge No. 281.   May 6, 2010, to Douglas D. Jackson, Worshipful Master of Mizpah Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40, for holding a Special Communication on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the First Degree at Bridgeton Lodge No. 90 at St. Louis, Missouri.   May 11, 2010, to Stanley R. Oberman, Worshipful Master of Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Third Degree at Fenton Lodge No. 281 on May 27, 2010 at Fenton, Missouri.   May 21, 2010, to Gregory E. Yuhas, Worshipful Master of Acacia Lodge No. 602, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of opening Lodge at the Masonic Complex in Columbia, Missouri in order for the Grand Masters to host the “Chance-to-Advance” Event on Saturday, May 22, 2010.   May 25, 2010, to Forrest R. Sampo, Worshipful Master of Wallace Lodge No. 456, for holding their Stated Communication of Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Cooper Lodge No. 36 at Boonville, Missouri.   May 26, 2010, to Philip L. Wood, Worshipful Master of Friend Lodge No. 352, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the 2nd and 3rd Degrees on June 19, 2010.   May 27, 2010, to Martin M. Cupp, Worshipful Master of Marceline Lodge No. 481, for holding a Special Communication on June 25, 2010 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferral of the Third Degree for the Annual Chigger Fest at the outdoor site of the property of Worshipful Brother Bob O’Dell’s farm, which place has been dedicated previously for Masonic Use.   June 1, 2010, to Christopher D. Kamman, Secretary of DeSoto Lodge No. 119, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring Degrees on Saturday, June 5, 2910.   June 3, 2010, to Lester F. Flieg, Worshipful Master of Samaritan Lodge No. 424, for holding a Special Communication according to (Section 15.140) of the By-Laws, for the purpose of re-balloting on a petition on Thursday, June 3, 2010.   June 17, 2010, to Robert J. Inouye, Worshipful Master of Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring two Entered Apprentice Degrees. The Special Communication is to


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be held at Kansas City Lodge No. 220 (Study Club) on June 23, 2010 at 7:00 PM.   June 17, 2010, to R.L. Tichenor, Worshipful Master of Platte City Lodge No. 504, for holding their regular Stated Communication of July 12, 2010 at the Masonic Home, Western Unit.   June 24, 2010, to David A Bower, Worshipful Master of East Gate Lodge No. 630, for a Special Dispensation authorizing the Worshipful Master to open East Gate Lodge No. 630 on July 6, 2010. The Master will then turn it over to the Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden, John Hess, to act as the Grand Master’s representative for a re-ballot at the Stated Communication on July 6, 2010. Right Worshipful Joseph Dowell, the District Deputy Grand Master of the 18th District is to be present for the re-balloting.


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MASONIC BOARD OF RELIEF OF ST. LOUIS AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY Statement of Income and Expense Balance on Hand September 17, 2009

INCOME:

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6 Contributions to Needy $2,315.73 Operating Expenses $105.10 TOTAL EXPENSE FOR THE YEAR

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INTRODUCTION OF GRAND LINE APPOINTEE   R.W. Brother Gail S. Turner introduced R.W. Brother Robert T. (Tim) Thomas as his appointment to the Advancing Line of Grand Lodge Officers. CLOSING   The 189 Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri was closed until the next Annual Communication- the 190th – to be held on Monday September 26th and Tuesday September 27th , 2011, at Columbia, Missouri. th

OPEN INSTALLATION Installing Officer Installing Chaplain Installing Marshal Assisted by

M.W. Past Grand Master Freddie D. Adams M.W. Past Grand Master Donald E. Scott M.W. Past Grand Master Stanley M. Thompson M.W. Past Grand Master Jimmie D. Lee

GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR 2010-2011 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 Orator Grand Orator Grand Tiler

Gail S. Turner John W. Hess David L. Ramsey Jon B. Broyles Nicholas R. Cichielo Ronald D. Miller David W. Haywood Brent Stewart Richard L. Smith Ronald D. Jones Robert T. Thomas John W. Siscel III Tully B. Reed LeRoyce D. McAdams James R. Fiete Jon L. Thompson Philip E. Turner Dale R. Roller Murray W. Hochberg Ralph E. Nolan Thomas L. Truman Larry L. Lentz Michael L. Dodd Loren E. Carriker

PRESENTATIONS TO M.W. GAIL S. TURNER GRAND MASTER 2010-2011 Items Presented: Grand Master’s Gavel: handcrafted and presented by Brookfield Lodge No. 86 Grand Master’s Jewel: Tina Turner Grand Master’s Hat: M.W. Donald E. and Anna Scott


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Endowed Membership: Marceline Lodge No. 481 Masonic Pin: Adele Barnett, in memory of her husband, PDDGM Donald Barnett PRESENTATION TO P.G.M. LARRY C. REYNOLDS   M.W. Gail S. Turner addressed the Grand Lodge and expressed his appreciation to Past Grand Master Larry C. Reynolds, and presented a patent that certified his service to the Grand Lodge of Missouri as Grand Master. PAST GRAND MASTERS-GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 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 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 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. 1270, 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 E-mail: dscottpgm@sbcglobal.net Jeffrey O. Nations (1997-1998)-............................413 W Woodbine Ave., Kirkwood 63122 Cell Ph:314-603-8476 Bus.Ph: 636-536-9788 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 Cell Ph: 314-757-9320 Freddie D. Adams (2000-2001)-(Lauretta)............. 110 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. 60, 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:pgmstan@sbcglobal.net Dr. Elmer E. Revelle, (2004-2005) (Diana).............. 1509 Chadwick Ct., Columbia 65203 Home Ph: 573-875-5581 Bus. Phone: 573-441-1770 Fax: 573-441-1780 E-Mail: eerevelle@gmail.com John M. Nations (2005-2006) (Bridget)...... #8 Baxter Lane, Chesterfield, MO 63017-4962 Home Ph: 636-530-9433 Bus. Phone: 314-863-6200 Fax: 314-863-7933


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William A. Martin (2005-2006, Grand Lodge of Oregon) (Sylvia)................#814034 E. No-Horse Rd, Nevada, MO 64772 Home Ph: 417-549-9960 M. Robert Berger (2006-2007) (Barb).... 14181 Woodsmill Cove Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017 Home Ph: 314-434-5038 Bus. Phone: 314-231-7093 Fax: 314-621-2799 E-Mail: bberger5@aol.com Bruce R. Austin (2007-2008) (Myrtle).................. 603 N Main Rd, Charleston 63834-9621 Home Ph: 573-683-6135 E-mail: bruceraustin@ldd.net Rocky E. Weaver (2008-2009) (Janet)......1500 NW Wildwood, Dr. Blue Springs, MO 64015 Home Ph: 816-988-8828 Cell Ph: 816-645-6178 E-mail: rockandjan@comcast.net

EMERITUS GRAND OFFICERS GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Stanton T. Brown, Grand Lecturer Emeritus..................... P.O. Box 230, Buckner, 64016 Home Ph: 816-650-5788 James E. Spencer, Grand Lecturer Emeritus............6620 E 134th Terrace, Grandview, 64030 Home Ph: 816-763-3697

APPOINTMENTS OF GRAND MASTER’S STANDING COMMITTEES 2009-2010   APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES: Barry V. Cundiff – Chmn, Mel Rupard, Sam Montgomery, Larry R. Moss, Dan Atwill, Miguel Madrigal.   BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD: Donald E. Scott, PGM – Chmn., Thomas L. Krahenbuhl, Jerry F. Ward.   CHARTERED LODGES: Erick V. Kern - Chmn., John A. Pace, Donald H. Roller, Ronald L. Elliott.   CORRESPONDENCE: E. Otha Wingo – Chmn.   CREDENTIALS: William B. VanMeter – Chmn., Morris F. Coburn, Robert W. Harper, Ronald M. Hickey, Grant G. Smith, Donald L. Taylor, Harvey J. Wells.   ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS: Ronald D. Jones – Chmn., Lloyd C. Callwell, Jimmie D. Lee, Gail S. Turner, Ronald D. Miller, Billy J. Beatty, Daniel A. Sewing.   FORMS AND CEREMONIES: Dale C. Motter, PGM – Chmn., Dale M. Bryan, Thomas A. Christopher, Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., Stanley M. Thompson.   GRAND MASTER’S ADDRESS: Rocky E. Weaver, PGM – Chmn.   JURISPRUDENCE: Vern H. Schneider, PGM – Chmn., Stanley M. Thompson, Barry V. Cundiff, Daniel F. Cole, R. Scott Gardner, Daniel K. Atwill, Lawrence N. Weenick, Douglas D. Ritterskamp.   LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION: Jimmie D. Lee, PGM – Chmn., Elmer E. Revelle, Glenn E. Means, M. Robert Berger, Steven I. Toybes.   LONG RANGE PLANNING: Barry V. Cundiff, Charles Palmer, Harvey R. Soule.   MASONIC EDUCATION: Timothy L. Couch – Chmn., Robert T. Thomas, Daniel A. Sewing, E. Royce Wheeler, Larry R. Houge, E. Otha Wingo, Chris T. Harrelson.   MASONIC PUBLICATIONS: Steven L. Harrison – Chmn., Ronald D. Miller, John W. Hess.   MILEAGE AND PER DIEM: Jack R. Clark – Chmn., Jack C. DeSelms, Fredrick J. Morrow, Matthew L. Quesenberry, Eric R. Peterson, Mitchell C. Weinsting.   NECROLOGY: Elmer E. Revelle, PGM – Chmn., Bruce R. Austin, Jimmie D. Lee.


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  PUBLIC RELATIONS: David L. Jacobi – Chmn., David W. Haywood, Kent E. Cheek, Elmer E. Revelle, Lloyd C. Callwell, Thomas L. Truman.   RELIEF AND CHARITY: M W Larry C. Reynolds – Chmn., John W. Hess, Gail S. Turner, David L. Ramsey.   RITUAL: Randall J. Jones – Chmn., Norman E. Harrison, Joe W. Johnson, Bobby R. O’Dell, Wayne G. Tucker, F. Wayne Dugan, Timothy L. Couch, Glenn H. Burrows.   WAYS AND MEANS: Steven D. Duncan – Chmn., David W. Haywood, David D. Key, William E. Zimmerman, Stanton T. Brown II, Donald F. Torreyson, Douglas S. Roberts, Larry R. Jobe, Lloyd C. Callwell, Nicholas R. Cichielo.   YOUTH: Rodney W. Kleine – Chmn., Charles J. Freeman, David M. Lash, Michael J. Lodholz, Richard W. Kaeser, David W. Haywood. SPECIAL COMMITTEES 2009-2010   GEORGE WASHINGTON NAT’L. MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION: M. Robert Berger, PGM – Chmn.   INVESTMENT: Nicholas R. Cichielo – Chmn., Ronald D. Miller, Larry C. Reynolds, David G. Turner, Gail S. Turner, John W. Hess.   INSURANCE: Bruce R. Austin, PGM – Chmn., Steven I. Toybes, Freddie D. Adams.   MASONIC CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION: David W. Haywood – Chmn., Ronald D.Jones, Ronald D. Miller, Brent Stewart, Richard L. Smith.   RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES: Donald E. Scott, PGM – Chmn., Jimmie D. Lee, Bruce R. Austin, Glenn E. Means.   SCHOLARSHIP: David L. Ramsey – Chmn., Larry C. Reynolds, Jon B. Broyles.   SAMUEL SMITH STEWART TRUST: Elmer E. Revelle, PGM – Chmn., Donald E. Scott, Erick V. Kern, M. Robert Berger, Bruce R. Austin, Glenn E. Means.


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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 2009-2010 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 Robert G. Hubble Thomas C. Yunick Larry T. Odom Mike D. Cook Rex Barnett William J. Bowser Ralph F. Ray Paul A. Richardson George T. Teeter David E. Cox James M. Mosley Lester W. Prewitt Roger B. McWilliams William R. Siegfried K. Porter Hensen Larry D. Davis Joseph D. Dowell Stanton T. Brown II Clarence L. Jennings John T. Cecilia Mitchell C. Weinsting Stephen T. Liebi Frank D. Wright

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.

Daniel P. Elliott Thomas H. Hamlett Ronald D. Reynolds Raymond H. Vollmar Karl E. Beke Francis D. Jett John W. Bayless Michael E. Day David G. Turner Larry D. White James E. Belcher Phillip A. Kent D. Dean Rowe Herbert T. Shell Lee Lamar Francis Ronald Wayne Clark William M. Hampton Robert Neil Young Georgie D. Blagg David N. Frealy Robert T. Thomas Paul Trausch Carl C. Brandon Ellick E. Garren


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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS 2009-2010 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

Timothy M. Dunbar Ralph S. Miller David D. Powell Gale L. Jones David W. Moyer William J. Hollingsworth Douglas H. Reece Virgil E. Caldwell Anthony J. Battaglia Thomas E. Christine Kent E. Cheek Gary A. McCormack Robert E. Hutchinson August L. Bottom Stanley E. Massey Donald E. Gilkerson Michael E. Wheeler Paul F. Miller Lyle K. Croisant Harold L. Davis Micheal J.Joyner James G. Wade Gary N.Baskett Robert E. Lee Martin

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.

Louis V. Sieg Rickey L. Uebinger Terry C. Little Kenneth R. Clements Thomas E. Kuhn Kerry L. Davis John J. Tune Wayne A. Gerdes John A. Parks Alvin O. Griffin Christopher C. McLemore Robert D. Lockmiller Michael K. Bodine Noel R. Mason Richard W. Kaeser, Jr. E. Otha Wingo Randy E. Jennings Jonce B. Chidister Billy V. Jones Randall D. Upton Gary L. Benskin Kevin M. Sligar Jared B. Richmond Matthew D. Ruth

REGIONAL GRAND LECTURERS REGION A- REGION B- REGION C- REGION D- REGION E- REGION F- REGION G-

Bobby R. O’Dell, 24238 Hwy. U, Bucklin 64631 F. Wayne Dugan, 8130 Southpoint Dr., Camden 64017-9711 Glenn H. Burrows, 4806 NW 57th Ct., Kansas City, MO 64151 Norman E. Harrison, 207 Drewel Ct. Eureka, MO 63025 Joe W. Johnson, 10607 Wurdack Ave., St. Louis 63114-1031 Timothy L. Couch, 179 Hannah Grace Ln, Clever, MO 65631 Wayne G. Tucker, HC 3 Box 222, Ellsinore 63937


Grand Master

D. Grand Master

Senior G. Warden

Junior G. Warden

Grand Treasurer

Grand Secretary

* Deceased ‡ Was not installed ** Withdrawn from Masonry

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

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

April 1821................... Thos. F. Riddick*............... . ............................................. James Kennerly*................ William Bates*....................... Archibald Gamble*................. William Renshaw* Oct. 1821..................... Nath’l B. Tucker*.............. Thompson Douglas*............. Edward Bates*.................... William Bates*....................... Archibald Gamble*................. William Renshaw* Oct. 1822..................... Nath’l B. Tucker*.............. Thompson Douglas*............. Edward Bates*.................... Wm. G. Pettus*...................... Archibald Gamble*................. William Renshaw* Oct. 1823..................... Nath’l B. Tucker................ Geo. H.C. Melody*................ Edward Bates*.................... Wm. G. Pettus*...................... Archibald Gamble*................. T. Douglas* Oct. 1824..................... Nath’l B. Tucker................ Geo. H.C. Melody*................ Wm. G. Pettus*................... Thornt. Grimsley*.................. Archibald Gamble*................. T. Douglas* Oct. 1825..................... Edward Bates*.................. Geo. H.C. Melody*................ Wm. G. Pettus*................... Thornt. Grimsley*.................. Archibald Gamble*................. John D. Daggett* Oct. 1826..................... Edward Bates*.................. Hardage Lane*..................... Martin Ruggles*................. John F. Rayland*................... Rich. T. McKinney*................ John D. Daggett* Oct. 1827..................... Edward Bates*.................. Hardage Lane*..................... Martin Ruggles*................. H.R. Gamble*......................... Thornton Grimsley*............... John D. Daggett* Oct. 1828..................... Hardage Lane*.................. Geo. H.C. Melody*................ H.R. Gamble*...................... Adam L Mills*........................ Thornton Grimsley*............... John D. Daggett* Oct. 1829..................... Hardage Lane*.................. Fred L. Billion*..................... H.R. Gamble*...................... Adam L Mills*........................ Bernard Pratte*...................... John D. Daggett* Oct. 1830..................... Hardage Lane*.................. Geo. H.C. Melody*................ Sinclair Kirtley*................. Adam L Mills*........................ Thomas Andrews*.................. Fred L. Billion* Oct. 1831..................... Edward Bates*.................. Geo. H.C. Melody*................ Oliver Parker*.................... Augustus Jones*.................... Thomas Andrews*.................. Fred L. Billion* Oct. 1832..................... H.R. Gamble*.................... Geo. H.C. Melody*................ M.J. Noyes*......................... Augustus Jones*.................... Thomas Andrews*.................. Fred L. Billion* Oct. 1833..................... Sinclair Kirtley*................ A.B. Chambers*.................... John Wilson*....................... G.A. Tuttle*............................ Geo. H.C. Melody*.................. John Garnett* Oct. 1834‡................... A.B. Chambers*................. Sinclair Kirtley*................... Oliver Parker*.................... S.W.B. Carnegy*.................... Geo. H.C. Melody*.................. Thos. W. Conyers* Oct. 1835‡‡................. A.B. Chambers*................. Sinclair Kirtley*................... Oliver Parker*.................... S.W.B. Carnegy*.................... Geo. H.C. Melody*.................. Thos. W. Conyers* Oct. 1836..................... S.W.B. Carnegy*............... John D. Daggett*.................. Edward Searcey*................ Granville Snell*..................... Geo. H.C. Melody*.................. Richard B. Dallam* Oct. 1837..................... S.W.B. Carnegy*............... John D. Daggett*.................. A.B. Chambers*.................. Thomas Andrews*.................. Geo. H.C. Melody*.................. Richard B. Dallam* Oct. 1838..................... S.W.B. Carnegy*............... John D. Daggett*.................. A.B. Chambers*.................. Alex T. Douglass*.................. Geo. H.C. Melody*.................. Richard B. Dallam* Oct. 1839..................... P.H. McBride*................... A.B. Chambers*.................... Alex T. Douglass*............... Wm. C. Vance*....................... Geo. H.C. Melody*.................. Richard B. Dallam* Oct. 1840..................... P.H. McBride*................... Joseph Foster*...................... Alex T. Douglass*............... John Orrick*.......................... Geo. H.C. Melody*.................. Richard B. Dallam* Oct. 1841..................... P.H. McBride*................... Joab Bernard*...................... Joseph Foster*.................... C.H. Bowers*.......................... Geo. H.C. Melody*.................. Richard B. Dallam* Oct. 1842..................... P.H. McBride*................... Joab Bernard*...................... Joseph Foster*.................... C.H. Bowers*.......................... John Simonds*........................ Richard B. Dallam* Oct. 1843..................... P.H. McBride*................... Joseph Foster*...................... J.W.S. Mitchell*.................. E.S. Ruggles*......................... Fred L. Billion*....................... Richard B. Dallam* Oct. 1844..................... J.W.S. Mitchell*................ Fred L. Billion*..................... E.S. Ruggles*...................... J.L.F. Jacoby*........................ John S. Watson*..................... Richard B. Dallam* Oct. 1845..................... J.W.S. Mitchell*................ John D. Taylor*.................... E.S. Ruggles*...................... J.L.F. Jacoby*........................ John S. Watson*..................... Richard B. Dallam* Oct. 1846..................... John Ralls*........................ John D. Taylor*.................... E.S. Ruggles*...................... J.L.F. Jacoby*........................ John S. Watson*..................... Richard B. Dallam* Oct. 1847..................... Joseph Foster*................... E.S. Ruggles*........................ J.L.F. Jacoby*..................... Cyrus Osborn*....................... John S. Watson*..................... J.W.S. Mitchell* May 1848.................... Joseph Foster*................... E.S. Ruggles*........................ Cyrus Osborn*.................... Joseph Megguire*.................. John S. Watson*..................... J.W.S. Mitchell* May 1849.................... John F. Ryland*................ E.S. Ruggles*........................ Joseph Megguire*............... P. Draper*.............................. John M. Reed*........................ C.D.W. Johnson* May 1850.................... John F. Ryland*................ B.W. Grover*........................ P. Draper*........................... S.F. Currie*............................ J.T. Johnson*.......................... C.D.W. Johnson* May 1851.................... B.W. Grover*..................... E.S. Ruggles*........................ S.F. Currie*......................... J.H. Turner*........................... J.T. Johnson*.......................... C.D.W. Johnson* May 1852.................... B.W. Grover*..................... S.F. Currie*.......................... J.H. Turner*........................ S.H. Saunders*...................... J.T. Johnson*.......................... A. O’Sullivan* June 1853................... Wilson Brown*.................. L.S. Cornwell*...................... J.W. Chenoweth*................ R.C. Hill*................................ Joseph Foster*........................ A. O’Sullivan* May 1854.................... L.S. Cornwell*................... D.P. Wallingford*................. James H. Britton*............... **............................................. Joseph Foster*........................ A. O’Sullivan*

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

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Grand Master

D. Grand Master

Senior G. Warden

Junior G. Warden

FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, APRIL 23, 1821 (Continued) Grand Treasurer

Grand Secretary

*† 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.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

May 1855.................... L.S. Cornwell*................... **........................................... J.W. Chenoweth.................. H.E. Van Orsdell*.................. John D. Daggett*.................... A. O’Sullivan* May 1856.................... Benjamin Sharp*............... W.A. Cunningham*.............. S.H. Saunders*................... Marcus Boyd*......................... John D. Daggett*.................... A. O’Sullivan* May 1857.................... S.H. Saunders*.................. P. Draper*............................. Marcus Boyd*..................... John F. Houston*................... John D. Daggett*.................... A. O’Sullivan* May 1858.................... S.H. Saunders*.................. Marcus Boyd*....................... John F. Houston*................ John Decker*.......................... John D. Daggett*.................... A. O’Sullivan* May 1859.................... Marcus Boyd*.................... M.H. McFarland*................. W.R. Penick*....................... John Decker*.......................... John D. Daggett*.................... A. O’Sullivan* May 1860.................... M.H. McFarland*.............. W.R. Penick*......................... John Decker*...................... Samuel M. Hayes*................. John D. Daggett*.................... A. O’Sullivan* May 1861.................... Wm. R. Penick*................. John Decker*........................ Geo. Whitcomb*.................. A.L. McGregor*...................... John D. Daggett*.................... A. O’Sullivan* May 1862.................... Geo. Whitcomb*................. John H. Turner*................... Wm. N. Loker*.................... Samuel Russell*..................... John D. Daggett*.................... A. O’Sullivan* May 1863.................... John H. Turner*................ Wm. N. Loker*...................... John D. Vincil*.................... A.L. McGregor*...................... John D. Daggett*.................... A. O’Sullivan* May 1864.................... John F. Houston*.............. John D. Vincil*..................... A.L. McGregor*................... Martin Collins*...................... Wm. N. Loker*........................ A. O’Sullivan* May 1865.................... John F. Houston*.............. John D. Vincil*..................... Martin Collins*................... R.E. Anderson*...................... Wm. N. Loker*........................ A. O’Sullivan* May 1866.................... John D. Vincil*.................. W.E. Dunscomb*.................. R.E. Anderson*................... A.L. McGregor*...................... Wm. N. Loker*........................ A. O’Sullivan* Oct. 1867..................... W.E. Dunscomb*............... C.A. Rowley*......................... T.E. Garrett*....................... Wm. D. Muir*......................... Wm. N. Loker*........................ G. Frank Gouley* Oct. 1868..................... John D. Vincil*.................. R.E. Anderson*..................... Wm. D. Muir*..................... Alex M. Dockery*................... Wm. N. Loker*........................ G. Frank Gouley* Oct. 1869..................... William D. Muir*............... T.E. Garrett*........................ A.M. Dockery*..................... Sam H. Owens*...................... Wm. N. Loker*........................ G. Frank Gouley* Oct. 1870..................... Thos. E. Garrett*............... R.E. Anderson*..................... Sam H. Owens*................... John E. Ryland*..................... Wm. N. Loker*........................ G. Frank Gouley* Oct. 1871..................... Thos. E. Garrett*............... R.E. Anderson*..................... Sam H. Owens*................... John E. Ryland*..................... Wm. N. Loker*........................ G. Frank Gouley* Oct. 1872..................... Samuel H. Owens*............ J.E. Ryland*......................... John W. Luke*.................... Jas. E. Cadle*......................... Wm. N. Loker*........................ G. Frank Gouley* Oct. 1873..................... R.E. Anderson*.................. John W. Luke*...................... Jas. E. Cadle*..................... Xenophon Ryland*................. Wm. N. Loker*........................ G. Frank Gouley* Oct. 1874..................... John W. Luke*................... Xenophon Ryland*............... Jas. E. Cadle*..................... Thos. C. Ready*..................... Wm. N. Loker*........................ G. Frank Gouley* Oct. 1875..................... James E. Cadle*................ Xenophon Ryland*............... Thos. C. Ready*.................. Noah M. Givan*..................... Wm. N. Loker*........................ G. Frank Gouley* Oct. 1876..................... Xen. Ryland*..................... Thos. C. Ready*.................... Noah M. Givan*.................. M.G. Hubble*......................... Wm. N. Loker*........................ G. Frank Gouley* Oct. 1877..................... T.C. Ready*........................ Noah M. Givan*.................... Jos. S. Browne*................... W.R. Stubblefield*................. Wm. N. Loker*........................ John D. Vincil* Oct. 1878..................... Noah M. Givan*................. Joseph S. Browne*............... W.R. Stubblefield*.............. Jas. E. Carter*....................... John W. Luke*........................ John D. Vincil* Oct. 1879..................... Joseph S. Browne*............ W.R. Stubblefield*................ Jas. E. Carter*.................... Alex M. Dockery*................... John W. Luke*........................ John D. Vincil* Oct. 1880..................... W.R. Stubblefield*............. Alex M. Dockery*................. Chas. C. Woods*................. Lee A. Hall*............................ John W. Luke*........................ John D. Vincil* Oct. 1881..................... Alex M. Dockery*.............. Chas. C. Woods*................... Lee A. Hall*........................ Robt. F. Stevenson*............... John W. Luke*........................ John D. Vincil* Oct. 1882..................... Chas. C. Woods*................ Lee A. Hall*.......................... Robt. F. Stevenson*............ James W. Boyd*..................... Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1883..................... Lee A. Hall*....................... Robt. F. Stevenson*.............. James W. Boyd*.................. Geo. R. Hunt*......................... Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1884..................... Robt. F. Stevenson*........... James W. Boyd*................... George R. Hunt*................. Wm. M. Williams*................. Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1885..................... James W. Boyd*................ George R. Hunt*................... Wm. M. Williams*.............. James P. Wood*..................... Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1886..................... George R. Hunt*................ Wm. M. Williams*................ James P. Wood*.................. **............................................. Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1887..................... Wm. M. Williams*............. James P. Wood*.................... Theodore Brace*................. George E. Walker*................. Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1888..................... James P. Wood*................. Theodore Brace*................... George E. Walker*.............. B.H. Ingram*.......................... Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1889..................... Theodore Brace*................ George E. Walker*............... B.H. Ingram*...................... John R. Parson*..................... Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1890..................... George E. Walker*............ B.H. Ingram*........................ John R. Parson*.................. Harry Keene*......................... Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1891..................... B.H. Ingram*..................... John R. Parson*................... Harry Keene*...................... J.B. Thomas*.......................... Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1892..................... John R. Parson*................ Harry Keene*....................... J.B. Thomas*...................... A.M. Hough*.......................... Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1893..................... Harry Keene*.................... J.B. Thomas*........................ A.M. Hough*....................... D.A. Jamison*........................ Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1894..................... J.B. Thomas*..................... A.M. Hough*......................... D.A. Jamison*..................... F.J. Tygard*........................... Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1895..................... A.M. Hough*...................... D.A. Jamison*....................... F.J. Tygard*........................ E.F. Allen*.............................. Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil*

Date Election

LIST OF ELECTED OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.M. MISSOURI 224 2010


Grand Master

D. Grand Master

Senior G. Warden

Junior G. Warden

Grand Treasurer

Grand Secretary

*¶¶ Died October 12, 1904, while in office............................................................... *††† Died November 7, 1924, while in office. *** Died april 22, 1916, while in office..................................................................... **** Resigned December 14, 1953. ‡‡* Appointed October 22, 1904, by Leroy B. Valliant, Grand Master................... **†† Died August 29, 1927, while in office. ††* Resigned May 20, 1921, account of ill health.................................................... ††† Appointed September 1, 1927, by John Pickard, Grand Master.

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Oct. 1896..................... D.A. Jamison*.................... F.J. Tygard*.......................... E.F. Allen*.......................... C.H. Briggs*........................... Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1897..................... F.J. Tygard*....................... E.F. Allen*............................ C.H. Briggs*........................ Campbell Wells*.................... Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1898..................... E.F. Allen*......................... C.H. Briggs*......................... Campbell Wells*................. Joseph C. Finagin*................ Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1899..................... C.H. Briggs*...................... Campbell Wells*................... Joseph C. Finagin*............. John C. Yocum*..................... Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1900..................... Campbell Wells*................ Joseph C. Finagin*............... John C. Yocum*.................. Wm. F. Kuhn*........................ Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1901..................... Joseph C. Finagin*............ John C. Yocum*.................... Wm. F. Kuhn*..................... Leroy B. Valliant*.................. Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1902..................... John C. Yocum*................. Wm. F. Kuhn*...................... Leroy B. Valliant*............... A.S. Houston*......................... Samuel M. Kennard*............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1903..................... Wm. F. Kuhn*................... Leroy B. Valliant*................ A.S. Houston*..................... D.M. Wilson*.......................... John R. Parson*...................... John D. Vincil* Sept. 1904................... Leroy R. Valliant*............. A.S. Houston*....................... D.M. Wilson*....................... Howard Watson*.................... John R. Parson*...................... John D. Vincil*¶¶ Sept. 1905................... A.S. Houston*.................... D.M. Wilson*........................ John T. Short*.................... R.R. Kreeger*......................... Alphonso C. Stewart*............. John R. Parson‡‡* Sept. 1906................... D.M. Wilson*..................... John T. Short*...................... R.R. Kreeger*...................... William A. Hall*.................... Alphonso C. Stewart*............. John R. Parson* Sept. 1907................... John T. Short*................... R.R. Kreeger*....................... William A. Hall*................. Clay C. Bigger*...................... Alphonso C. Stewart*............. John R. Parson* Sept. 1908................... R.R. Kreger*...................... William A. Hall*................... Clay C. Bigger*................... Arch A. Johnson*................... Alphonso C. Stewart*............. John R. Parson* Sept. 1909................... William A. Hall*................ Clay C. Bigger*..................... Arch A. Johnson*................ Jacob Lampert....................... Alphonso C. Stewart*............. John R. Parson* Sept. 1910................... Clay C. Bigger*.................. Arch A. Johnson*................. Jacob Lampert.................... Van Fremont Boor*................ Alphonso C. Stewart*............. John R. Parson* Sept. 1911................... Arch A. Johnson*.............. Jacob Lampert*.................... Van Fremont Boor*............ Chesley A. Mosman*.............. Alphonso C. Stewart*............. John R. Parson* Sept. 1912................... Jacob Lampert................... Van Fremont Boor*.............. Chesley A. Mosman*.......... Tolman W. Cotton*................ Alphonso C. Stewart*............. John R. Parson* Oct. 1913..................... Van Fremont Boor*........... Chesley A. Mosman*............ Tolman W. Cotton*............. Frank R. Jesse*...................... Alphonso C. Stewart*............. John R. Parson* Sept. 1914................... Tolman W. Cotton*........... Frank R. Jesse*.................... Edward Higbee*.................. Wm. A. Clark*........................ Alphonso C. Stewart*............. John R. Parson* Sept. 1915................... Frank R. Jesse*................. Edward Higbee*................... Wm. A. Clark*..................... John W. Bingham*................. Alphonso C. Stewart*............. John R. Parson* Sept. 1916................... Edward Higbee*................ Wm. A. Clark*...................... John W. Bingham*............. Julius C. Garrell*................... Wm. A. Hall*........................... John R. Parson* Sept. 1917................... Wm. A. Clark*................... John W. Bingham*............... Julius C. Garrell*............... Wm. F. Johnson*.................... Wm. A. Hall*........................... John R. Parson* Sept. 1918................... John W. Bingham*............ Julius C. Garrell*................. Wm. F. Johnson*................ O.A. Lucas*............................ Wm. A. Hall*........................... John R. Parson* Sept. 1919................... Julius C. Garrell*.............. Wm. F. Johnson*.................. O.A. Lucas*......................... Bert S. Lee*............................ Wm. A. Hall*........................... John R. Parson* Sept. 1920................... Wm. F. Johnson*............... O.A. Lucas*........................... Bert S. Lee*......................... Joseph s. McIntyre*............... Wm. A. Hall*........................... John R. Parson††* Sept. 1921................... O.A. Lucas*........................ Bert S. Lee*.......................... Joseph S. McIntyre*........... Orestes Mitchell*................... Wm. A. Hall*........................... Frank R. Jesse* Oct. 1922..................... Bert S. Lee*....................... Joseph S. McIntyre*............. Orestes Mitchell*................ W.W. Martin*......................... Wm. A. Hall*........................... Frank R. Jesse* Oct. 1923..................... Joseph S. McIntyre*.......... Orestes Mitchell*................. W.W. Martin*...................... John Pickard*........................ Wm. A. Hall*........................... Frank R. Jesse* Oct. 1924..................... Orestes Mitchell*.............. W.W. Martin*....................... John Pickard*..................... A.F. Ittner*............................. Wm. A. Hall*†††..................... Frank R. Jesse* Oct. 1925..................... W.W. Martin*.................... John Pickard*....................... A.F. Ittner*......................... B.E. Bigger*........................... E.E. Morris*............................ Frank R. Jesse* Oct. 1926..................... John Pickard*.................... A.F. Ittner*........................... B.E. Bigger*........................ S.R. Freet*.............................. E.E. Morris*............................ Frank R. Jesse**†† Oct. 1927..................... Anthony F. Ittner*............ B.E. Bigger*.......................... S.R. Freet*.......................... Wm. R. Gentry, Sr.*............... E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather††† Sept. 1928................... Byrne E. Bigger*............... S.R. Freet*............................ Wm. R. Gentry, Sr.*........... Ray V. Denslow*.................... E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1929................... S.R. Freet*......................... Wm. R. Gentry*.................... Ray V. Denslow*................. Thad B. Landon*.................... E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Oct. 1930..................... Wm. R. Gentry*................. Ray V. Denslow*................... Thad B. Landon*................ Frank C. Barnhill*................. E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1931................... Ray V. Denslow*................ Thad B. Landon*.................. Frank C. Barnhill*............. Du Val Smith*........................ E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1932................... Thad B. Landon*............... Frank C. Barnhill*............... Du Val Smith*.................... Jas. W. Skelly*....................... E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1933................... F.C. Barnhill*.................... Du Val Smith*...................... Jas. W. Skelly*.................... Geo. W. Walker*.................... E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1934................... Du Val Smith*................... Jas. W. Skelly*..................... Geo. W. Walker*............... * H.L. Reader*.......................... E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather*

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Grand Master

D. Grand Master

Senior G. Warden

Junior G. Warden

FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, APRIL 23, 1821 (Continued) Grand Treasurer

Grand Secretary

† Resigned.......................................................................................... *¶ Appointed May 1, 1960. †† Died December 28, 1942, while in office...................................... **¶ Resigned May 1, 1960. ††† Died May 8, 1943, while in office................................................ ‡ Resigned September 28, 1960. †††† Died April 22, 1944, while in office........................................... ***¶ Died while in office January 8, 1962. *† Appointed May 1, 1944 by W.F. Woodruff, Grand Master......... ‡‡* Resigned June 30, 1970. ¶¶ Died September 16, 1956............................................................. ‡‡‡ Appointed and Installed July 1, 1970.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Sept. 1935................... James W. Skelly*.............. Geo. W. Walker*................... H.L. Reader*....................... Henry C. Chiles*.................... E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1936................... Geo. W. Walker*................ H.L. Reader*......................... Henry C. Chiles*................. Elwyn S. Woods†.................... E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1937................... H.L. Reader*...................... Henry C. Chiles*.................. Elwyn S. Woods†................. Karl M. Vetsburg*................. E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1938................... Henry C. Chiles*............... Elwyn S. Woods*.................. Karl M. Vetsburg*.............. Harry S Truman.................... E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1939................... Karl M. Vetsburg*............. Harry S Truman*................. Harris C. Johnston*........... Forrest C. Donnell*................ E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1940................... Harry S Truman*.............. Harris C. Johnston*............. Forrest C. Donnell*............ Grover C. Sparks††................ E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1941................... Harris C. Johnston*.......... Forrest C. Donnell*.............. Grover C. Sparks††............. W.F. Woodruff*...................... E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1942................... Forrest C. Donnell*........... Grover C. Sparks††.............. W.F. Woodruff*................... James A. Kinder†*................. E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1943................... W.F. Woodruff*.................. Willis J. Bray*...................... Solon Cameron*.................. Morris E. Ewing*................... E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather†††† Sept. 1944................... Willis J. Bray*................... Solon Cameron*.................... Morris E. Ewing*................ Harry F. Sunderland*........... E.E. Morris*............................ Harold L. Reader*† Sept. 1945................... Willis J. Bray*................... Solon Cameron*.................... Morris E. Ewing*................ Harry F. Sunderland*........... E.E. Morris*............................ Harold L. Reader* Sept. 1946................... Solon Cameron*................. Morris E. Ewing*................. Harry F. Sunderland*........ James M. Bradford................ E.E. Morris*............................ Harold L. Reader* Sept. 1947................... Morris E. Ewing*.............. Harry F. Sunderland*.......... James M. Bradford*........... Ray Bond*.............................. E.E. Morris*............................ Harold L. Reader* Sept. 1948................... Harry F. Sunderland*....... James M. Bradford*............. Ray Bond*........................... Homer L. Ferguson................ E.E. Morris*............................ Harold L. Reader* Sept. 1949................... James M. Bradford*.......... Ray Bond*............................. Homer L. Ferguson............. Richard O. Rumer*................ E.E. Morris*............................ Harold L. Reader* Sept. 1950................... Ray Bond*.......................... Homer L. Ferguson*............. Richard O. rumer*.............. James McB. Seller................. E.E. Morris*............................ Harold L. Reader* Sept. 1951................... Homer L. Ferguson*.......... Richard O. Rumer*............... James McB. Sellers............ Orestes Mitchell, Jr.*............ E.E. Morris*............................ Harold L. Reader* Oct. 1952..................... Richard O. Rumer*............ James McB. Sellers*............ Orestes Mithcell, Jr.*......... William J. Craig*................... E.E. Morris*............................ Harold L. Reader* Sept. 1953................... James McB. Sellers*......... Orestes Mitchell, Jr.*........... William J. Craig*................ Harold M. Jayne*................... E.E. Morris***........................ Harold L. Reader* Sept. 1954................... Orestes Mitchell, Jr.*........ William J. Craig*................. Harold M. Jayne*............... Frank P. Briggs...................... James M. DeWitt.................... Harold L. Reader* Sept. 1955................... William J. Craig*.............. Harold M. Jayne*................. Frank P. Briggs................... Robert L. Aronson*................ James M. DeWitt††................ Harold L. Reader* Sept. 1956................... Harold M. Jayne*.............. Frank P. Briggs*.................. Robert L. Aronson*............. Harold O. Grauel................... W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Harold L. Reader* Sept. 1957................... Frank P. Briggs*............... Robert L. Aronson*.............. Harold O. Grauel................ Bruce H. Hunt........................ W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Harold L. Reader* Sept. 1958................... Robert L. Aronson*........... Harold O. Grauel*................ Bruce H. Hunt..................... Robert H. Mann*.................... W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Harold L. Reader* Sept. 1959................... Harold O. Grauel*............. Bruce H. Hunt*.................... Robert H. Mann*................ J. Renick Jones‡..................... W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Harold L. Reader**¶ Sept. 1960................... Bruce H. Hunt*................. Robert H. Mann*.................. R. Jasper Smith***¶........... Martin B. Dickinson*............. W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Elmer W. Wagner*¶ Sept. 1961................... Robert H. Mann*............... R. Jasper Smith***¶............ Martin B. Dickinson*......... A.U. Goodman, Jr.*................ W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Elmer W. Wagner* Sept. 1962................... Martin B. Dickinson*........ A.U. Goodman, Jr.*.............. George F. Morrison*........... A.B. Vanlandingham............. W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Elmer W. Wagner* Sept. 1963................... A.U. Goodman, Jr.*........... George F. Morrison*............. A.B. Vanlandingham.......... Russell E. Murray*................ W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Elmer W. Wagner* Sept. 1964................... George F. Morrison*.......... A.B. Vanlandingham*.......... Russell E. Murry*............... William R. Denslow............... W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Elmer W. Wagner* Sept. 1965................... A.B. Vanlandingham*....... Russell E. Murray*.............. William R. Denslow............ Elvis A. Mooney..................... W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Elmer W. Wagner* Sept. 1966................... R.E. Murray*..................... W.R. Denslow*...................... E.A. Mooney........................ J Morgan Donelson................ W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Elmer W. Wagner* Sept. 1967................... W.R. Denslow*................... E.A. Mooney.......................... J Morgan Donelson............. William H Chapman.............. W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Elmer W. Wagner* Sept. 1968................... Elvis A. Mooney................. J Morgan Donelson.............. William H Chapman........... T.J. Davis, Jr.*....................... W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Elmer W. Wagner* Sept. 1969................... J Morgan Donelson........... William H Chapman............ T.J. Davis, Jr.*.................... W.H. McLaughlin*................. W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Elmer W. Wagner‡‡* Sept. 1970................... William H Chapman......... T.J. Davis, Jr.*..................... W.H. McLaughlin*.............. W.L. Walker........................... W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Frank A. Arnold‡‡‡ Sept. 1971................... T.J. Davis, Jr.*.................. W.H. McLaughlin*............... W.L. Walker........................ Herman A. Orlick................... W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Frank A. Arnold*

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Grand Master

D. Grand Master

Senior G. Warden

Junior G. Warden

FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, APRIL 23, 1821 (Continued) Grand Treasurer

Grand Secretary

‡‡‡‡ 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 LODGE OF MISSOURI

Sept. 1972................... W.H. McLaughlin*............ Walter L. Walker.................. Herman A. Orlick............... Lewis C. Wes Cook................. W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Frank A. Arnold Sept. 1973................... Walter L. Walker............... Herman A. Orlick*............... Lewis C. Wes Cook............. Fielding A. Poe....................... W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Frank A. Arnold Sept. 1974................... Herman A. Orlick*............ Lewis C. Wes Cook............... Fielding A. Poe.................... James A. Noland, Jr.............. W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Frank A. Arnold Sept. 1975................... Lewis C. Wes Cook*.......... Fielding A. Poe..................... James A. Noland, Jr........... J.C. Montgomery, Jr.............. W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Frank A. Arnold Sept. 1976................... Fielding A. Poe.................. James A. Noland, Jr............. J.C. Montgomery, Jr........... Gus O. Nations....................... W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Frank A. Arnold Sept. 1977................... James A. Noland, Jr.......... J.C. Montgomery, Jr............ Gus O. Nations.................... J. Edward Blinn..................... W.H. Utz, Jr............................ Frank A. Arnold Sept. 1978................... J.C. Montgomery, Jr......... Gus O. Nations..................... J. Edward Blinn.................. William J. Hill........................ W.H. Utz, Jr.‡‡‡‡.................... Frank A. Arnold Sept. 1979................... Gus O. Nations.................. J. Edward Blinn................... William J. Hill.................... Earl K. Dille........................... W. Marion Luna..................... Frank A. Arnold Sept. 1980................... J. Edward Blinn................ William J. Hill...................... Earl K. Dille........................ Robert J. Crede...................... W. Marion Luna..................... Frank A. Arnold Sept. 1981................... William J. Hill................... Earl K. Dille.......................... Robert J. Crede................... Vern H. Schneider................. W. Marion Luna..................... Frank A. Arnold Sept. 1982................... Earl K. Dille....................... Robert J. Crede..................... Vern H. Schneider.............. Charles E. Scheurich............. W. Marion Luna..................... Frank A. Arnold Sept. 1983................... Robert J. Crede.................. Vern H. Schneider................ Charles E. Scheurich.......... P. Vincent Kinkead................ M. Marion Luna...................... Frank A. Arnold Sept. 1984................... Vern H. Schneider............. Charles E. Scheurich............ P. Vincent Kinkead............. William H. Wisbrock.............. W. Marion Luna..................... Frank A. Arnold Sept. 1985................... Charles E. Scheurich*....... P. Vincent Kinkead.............. William H. Wisbrock§......... Thomas K. McGuire, Jr......... W. Marion Luna..................... Frank A. Arnold‡‡‡‡‡ Sept. 1986................... P. Vincent Kinkead........... Thomas K. McGuire, Jr........ Robert D. Jenkins............... Thomas C. Warden................ W. Marion Luna..................... Terry C. Alexander*¶¶ Sept. 1987................... Thomas K. McGuire, Jr..... Robert D. Jenkins................. Thomas C. Warden............. Daniel F. Cole......................... W. Marion Luna..................... Terry C. Alexander Sept. 1988................... Robert D. Jenkins.............. Thomas C. Warden............... Daniel F. Cole..................... D. Robert Downey.................. W. Marion Luna..................... Terry C. Alexander Sept. 1989................... Thomas C. Warden............ Daniel F. Cole....................... D. Robert Downey............... Frank A. Arnold..................... W. Marion Luna..................... Terry C. Alexander Sept. 1990................... Daniel F. Cole.................... D. Robert Downey................ Frank A. Arnold.................. Dale C. Motter........................ W. Marion Luna..................... Terry C. Alexander Sept. 1991................... D. Robert Downey............. Frank A. Arnold*.................. Dale C. Motter.................... Gordon E. Hopkins................ W. Marion Luna..................... Terry C. Alexander Oct. 1992..................... Frank A. Arnold*............... Dale C. Motter...................... Gordon E. Hopkins............. James H. Cobban................... W. Marion Luna..................... Terry C. Alexander Sept. 1993................... Dale C. Motter................... Gordon E. Hopkins............... James H. Cobban................ Donald E. Scott...................... W. Marion Luna..................... Terry C. Alexander Sept. 1994................... Gordon E. Hopkins............ James H. Cobban*................ Donald E. Scott................... Jeffrey O. Nations.................. W. Marion Luna..................... Terry C. Alexander Sept. 1995................... James H. Cobban*...........1 Donald E. Scott..................... Jeffrey O. Nations............... Steven I. Toybes..................... W. Marion Luna..................... Terry C. Alexander Sept. 1996................... Donald E. Scott.................. Jeffrey O. Nations................ Steven I. Toybes.................. Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr............ W. Marion Luna..................... Ronald D. Miller† Sept. 1997................... Jeffrey O. Nations............. Steven I. Toybes................... Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr......... Freddie D. Adams.................. W. Marion Luna..................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 1998................... Steven I. Toybes................ Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr.......... Freddie D. Adams............... Glenn E. Means...................... W. Marion Luna..................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 1999................... Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr....... Freddie D. Adams................. Glenn E. Means.................. Jimmy D. Lee......................... W. Marion Luna..................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2000................... Freddie D. Adams.............. Glenn E. Means.................... Jimmy D. Lee...................... Stanley M. Thompson............ W. Marion Luna..................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2001................... Glenn E. Means................. Jimmie D. Lee...................... Stanley M. Thompson......... Elmer E. Revelle.................... W. Marion Luna..................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2002................... Jimmie D. Lee................... Stanley M. Thompson.......... Elmer E. Revelle................. John M. Nations..................... W. Marion Luna..................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2003................... Stanley M. Thompson....... Elmer E. Revelle................... John M. Nations................. M. Robert Berger................... W. Marion Luna..................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2004................... Dr. Elmer E. Revelle......... John M. Nations................... M. Robert Berger................ Bruce R. Austin...................... W. Marion Luna..................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2005................... John M. Nations................ M. Robert Berger.................. Bruce R. Austin................... Rocky E. Weaver.................... W. Marion Luna..................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2006................... M. Robert Berger............... Bruce R. Austin.................... Rocky E. Weaver................. Larry C. Reynolds.................. W. Marian Luna..................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2007................... Bruce R. Austin................. Rocky E. Weaver.................. Larry C. Reynolds............... Gail S. Turner........................ W. Marion Luna..................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2008................... Rocky E. Weaver............... Larry C. Reynolds................ Gail S. Turner..................... John. W. Hess........................ W. Marion Luna..................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2009................... Larry C. Reynolds............. Gail S. Turner....................... John. W. Hess..................... David L. Ramsey.................... Nicholas R. Cichielo............... Ronald D. Miller

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Town

County

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

Hiram.......................... St. Charles.................. St. Charles............... Missouri........ 1820 by G.L. of Tenn........................... Surrendered April 4, 1825 Harmony..................... Louisiana..................... Pike.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1821........................................ Surrendered April, 1825 Howard........................ New Franklin.............. Howard.................... Missouri........ May 6, 1852......................................... Consol. with Fayette No. 47, Feb. 22, 1999 Taylor.......................... Springfield................... Greene..................... Missouri........ May 6, 1852......................................... United with “United No. 5” Olive Branch............... Alton............................ Madison................... Illinois.......... April 3, 1822........................................ United with 1st G.L. Ill., 1824 Unity........................... Jackson........................ Cape Girardeau....... Missouri........ Nov. 25, 1821, disp. G.L. Ind.............. Surrendered Jan. 7, 1823 Ark............................... Newark........................ Knox......................... Missouri........ May 8, 1852......................................... United with Edina No. 291, May 2, 1946 Franklin Union........... Franklin...................... Howard.................... Missouri........ April 3, 1822........................................ Arrested Dec. 20, 1831 Grover......................... Calhoun....................... Henry....................... Missouri........ May, 1852............................................ Died 1860 Vandalia...................... Vandalia...................... Fayette..................... Illinois.......... Oct. 8, 1822.......................................... United with 1st G.L. Ill., 1824 Williamsburg.............. Williamsburg.............. Callaway.................. Missouri........ May 6, 1852......................................... Surrendered Dec. 31, 1929 Sangamon................... Springfield................... Sangamon................ Illinois.......... Oct. 25, 1822........................................ Arrested April 11, 1826 Union........................... Jonesboro.................... Union....................... Illinois.......... Oct. 25, 1822........................................ United with 1st G.L. Ill., 1824 Shawnee...................... New Santa Fe.............. Jackson.................... Missouri........ May, 1858............................................ Surrendered 1863 Chapel......................... Chapel Hill.................. Lafayette................. Missouri........ May 6, 1852......................................... Surrendered 1855 Eden............................ Covington.................... Washington............. Illinois.......... Oct. 9, 1822.......................................... United with 1st G.L. Ill., 1824 Tucker......................... Ste. Genevieve............ Ste. Genevieve......... Missouri........ Oct. 10, 1826........................................ Surrendered April 6, 1831 Boonville..................... Boonville...................... Cooper...................... Missouri........ April 3, 1827........................................ Arrested Oct. 3, 1838 Auburn........................ Auburn........................ Lincoln..................... Missouri........ May 8, 1852......................................... Arrested Oct. 1884, by Lee A. Hall, G.M. Eolia............................ Eolia............................ Pike.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1884........................................ Consol. with Perseverence No. 92, Sept. 18 1990 Central........................ Smithville.................... Clay.......................... Missouri........ May 6, 1852......................................... Wend down on account of war, 1861 Perseverance............... Louisiana..................... Pike.......................... Missouri........ April 8, 1828........................................ Arrested April 3, 1838 Columbia..................... Columbia..................... Boone....................... Missouri........ Oct. 5, 1830.......................................... Arrested Oct. 3, 1838 Clarksville................... Clarksville................... Pike.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 8, 1830.......................................... Consol. with Perseverance No. 92, May 6, 1997 St. Louis...................... Creve Coeur................ St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Oct. 24, 1836........................................ Consol. with St. Louis Missouri No. 1, Oct. 17, 1991 New London................ New London................ Ralls......................... Missouri........ Oct. 5, 1837.......................................... Surrendered 1862, on account of war Greencastle................. Greencastle................. Sullivan................... Missouri........ June 2, 1866......................................... Arrested April, 1879 Havana*...................... McFall......................... Gentry...................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1879........................................ Consol. with Gentryville No. 125, Oct. 1, 1980 Wellington................... Dekalb......................... Buchanan................ Missouri........ May 16, 1892....................................... Consol. with Agency No. 10, March 11, 1992 Franklin...................... Alton............................ Madison................... Illinois.......... Oct. 5, 1837.......................................... United with G.L. Ill., 1843 Hiram.......................... St. Charles.................. St. Charles............... Missouri........ Oct. 5, 1837.......................................... Arrested Oct. 16, 1846 Florida......................... Florida......................... Monroe..................... Missouri........ May 6, 1852......................................... Consol. with Lick Creek No. 302, Jan. 1, 1986 Florida......................... Florida......................... Monroe..................... Missouri........ Dec. 1, 1852.......................................... Consol. with Lick Creek No. 302, Sept. 18, 1985 Harmony..................... Jacksonville................. Morgan.................... Illinois.......... Oct. 2, 1838.......................................... United with G.L. Ill., 1840 Wyaconda.................... LaGrange.................... Lewis........................ Missouri........ June 10, 1853....................................... Surrendered 1876 Wyaconda.................... LaGrange.................... Lewis........................ Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1887........................................ Consol. with Craft No. 287, Feb. 6, 1978 Joachim†..................... Herculaneum.............. Jefferson.................. Missouri........ Oct. 1820, by G.L. Tenn...................... Arrested April 8, 1825 Springfield................... Springfield................... Sangamon................ Illinois.......... Oct. 8, 1839.......................................... United with G.L. Ill., 1840 Ava.............................. Ava............................... Douglas.................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1887........................................ Arrested June, 1892, by B.H. Ingram, G.M. Mexico......................... Mexico......................... Audrain.................... Missouri........ May 6, 1852......................................... Consol. with Hebron No. 354, 1887 Ringgold...................... Camden Point............. Platte....................... Missouri........ May 6, 1852......................................... Arrested May, 1855

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

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

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Town

County

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

Temperance................ Vandalia...................... Platte....................... Illinois.......... Oct. 9, 1839.......................................... United with G.L. Ill., 1842 Temple......................... Mellville....................... Dade......................... Missouri........ May, 1858............................................ Surrendered 1863 Evergreen.................... New Haven.................. Franklin................... Missouri........ Nov. 1, 1864......................................... Consol. with Hope No. 251, June 23, 1992 Far West...................... Galena......................... Jo Daviess................ Illinois.......... Oct. 11, 1839........................................ Surrendered 1846 Osage........................... Little Osage................. Vernon..................... Missouri........ May 6, 1852......................................... Destroyed 1861, by war Lafayette..................... Lexington.................... Lafayette................. Missouri........ Oct. 8, 1840.......................................... Arrested Dec. 1, 1866 Lafayette..................... Lexington.................... Lafayette................. Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Consol. with Lexington No. 149, 1882 Triangle....................... Perryville..................... Perry........................ Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1882........................................ Consol. with Triple Tie No. 457, 1887 Humphreys................. Humphreys................. Sullivan................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1887........................................ Consol. with Trenton No. 111, Dec. 6, 1984 Humphreys................. Humphreys................. Sullivan................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1989........................................ Consol. with Trenton No. 111 Hillsboro   (Mt. Moriah).............. Hillsboro...................... Montgomery............ Missouri........ Oct. 8, 1840.......................................... Arrested Oct. 16, 1846 Independence.............. Independence.............. Jackson.................... Missouri........ Oct. 8, 1841.......................................... Surrendered Oct., 1846 Dawson........................ Wellington................... Lafayette................. Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Surrendered 1864 Cedar........................... Owensville................... Gasconade............... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Arrested Jan., 1900 Graham....................... Pleasant Hill............... Cass......................... Missouri........ June 12, 1853....................................... Destroyed 1862, by war Tully............................ Tully............................ Lewis........................ Missouri........ June 9, 1853......................................... Surrendered May, 1863 Clinton........................ Carlyle......................... Clinton..................... Illinois.......... Oct. 8, 1841.......................................... Arrested Oct. 19, 1846 Modena........................ Modena........................ Mercer...................... Missouri........ June 2, 1866......................................... Arrested Oct., 1876 DeWitt......................... DeWitt......................... Carroll..................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1878........................................ Consol. with Wakanda No. 52, Oct. 9, 1969 Coleman...................... St. Louis...................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ Oct. 8, 1841.......................................... Changed to “Mt. Moriah No. 40,” 1844 Mt. Moriah.................. Florissant.................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Oct. 14, 1841........................................ Consol. with Mizpah Mt. Moriah No. 40, Oct. 17, 1995 Des Moines.................. Burlington................... ................................. Iowa Ty......... Oct. 20, 1841........................................ United with G.L. Ia., 1844 Bolivar......................... Bolivar......................... Polk.......................... Missouri........ June 9, 1853......................................... Surrendered 1863 Aetna........................... Aetna........................... Scotland................... Missouri........ June 2, 1866......................................... Consol. with Memphis No. 16, 1890 Bismarck..................... Bismarck..................... St. Francois............. Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1891........................................ Consol. with Leadwood No. 598, Nov. 26, 2005 Houston....................... Breckenridge............... Caldwell................... Missouri........ June 2, 1866......................................... Arrested April 22, 1869 Iowa............................. Bloomington................ ................................. Iowa Ty......... Oct. 20, 1841........................................ United with G.L. Ia., 1844 Middle Grove.............. Middle Grove............... Monroe..................... Missouri........ June 9, 1853......................................... Arrested Feb. 29, 1864 Middle Grove.............. Middle Grove............... Monroe..................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Arrested Dec. 17, 1943, by W. F. Woodruff, G.M. Jacksonville................ Jacksonville................. Randolph................. Missouri........ June 2, 1866......................................... Surrendered Oct., 1899 Rochester.................... Rochester..................... Andrew.................... Missouri........ June 10, 1853....................................... Surrendered 1865 Fairplay....................... Fair Play...................... Polk.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 18, 1900........................................ Consol. with Boliver No. 195, Feb. 9, 1993 Sparta (Kabzeett)....... Sparta.......................... Buchanan................ Missouri........ Oct. 8, 1841.......................................... Arrested Oct. 19, 1846 Martha Washington... Washington................. Franklin................... Missouri........ June 10, 1853....................................... Arrested May, 1863 Mineral Point.............. Mineral Point.............. ................................. Wis. Ty......... Oct. 11, 1842........................................ United with G.L. Wisc., 1844 Haynesville................. Haynesville................. Clinton..................... Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Changed to “Holt No. 49,” Sept., 1904 Holt.............................. Holt.............................. Clay.......................... Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Surrendered Charter, Nov. 20, 1978 Middletown................. Middletown................. Montgomery............ Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Arrested May 18, 1858 Ozark........................... Springfield................... Greene..................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1842........................................ Arrested Oct. 18, 1847

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No.

Town

County

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

Anderson..................... Chapel Hill.................. Lafayette................. Missouri........ May, 1858............................................ Destroyed 1861, by war Livingston................... Glasgow....................... Howard.................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1842........................................ Surrendered Sept., 1876 Livingston................... Glasgow....................... Howard.................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1876........................................ Consol. with Fayette No. 47, Feb. 6, 1979 Douglas....................... Marthasville................ Warren..................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1842........................................ Surrendered Nov. 15, 1883 Platte........................... Platte City................... Platte....................... Missouri........ Oct. 14, 1842........................................ Surrendered 1864 Tipton.......................... Tipton.......................... Moniteau................. Missouri........ Aug. 7, 1866......................................... Consol. with California No. 183, July 1, 1992 Monticello.................... Monticello.................... Lewis........................ Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1842........................................ Arrested Oct., 1886, by James W. Boyd, G.M. Lancaster.................... Lancaster.................... Schuyler................... Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Arrested 1866 Marion......................... Salem........................... Marion..................... Illinois.......... Oct. 11, 1842........................................ United with G.L. Ill., 1844 St. Clair....................... Belleville...................... St. Clair................... Illinois.......... Oct. 11, 1842........................................ United with G.L. Ill., 1843 Osceola........................ Osceola........................ St. Clair................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1842........................................ Destroyed 1861, by war Maysville..................... Maysville..................... DeKalb..................... Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Destroyed 1862, by war Dubuque...................... Dubuque...................... ................................. Iowa Ty......... Oct. 10, 1843........................................ United with G.L. Ia., 1844 St. Marys..................... Perryville..................... Perry........................ Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Surrendered Jan., 1864 Iowa City..................... Marshall...................... ................................. Iowa Ty......... Oct. 10, 1843........................................ United with G.L. of Ia., 1855 Landmark................... Platteville.................... Benton..................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1843........................................ Destroyed 1861, by war Melody......................... Warsaw........................ ................................. Wis. Ty......... Oct. 12, 1843........................................ United with G.L. Wisc., 1844 Pattonsburg................ Pattonsburg................. Davies...................... Missouri........ May 9, 1864......................................... Consol. with Western Star No. 15, June 30, 1990 Marshall...................... Iowa City..................... Saline....................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1843........................................ Arrested 1851 Linn............................. Linn............................. Osage....................... Missouri........ May 28, 1856....................................... Arrested 1894, by Harry Keene, G.M. Rocheport.................... Rocheport.................... Boone....................... Missouri........ Oct. 20, 1843........................................ United with Howard No., 4, April 19, 1945 Tebo............................. Clinton......................... Henry....................... Missouri........ Oct. 23, 1844........................................ Arrested 1889, by J.P. Wood, G.M. Alexandria.................. Alexandria................... Clark........................ Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1844........................................ Arrested 1864 College......................... Marion College............ Marion..................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1844........................................ Changed to “Dickerson No. 70,” 1847 Dickerson.................... Warren........................ Marion..................... Missouri........ .............................................................. Formed from “College No. 70” Roanoke....................... Armstrong................... Howard.................... Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Changed to “Armstrong No. 70:, Oct., 1891 Armstrong................... Armstrong................... Howard.................... Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Consol. with Fayette No. 47, Feb. 15, 1977 Danville....................... Danville....................... Montgomery............ Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1844........................................ Consol. with Florence No. 261, 1892 Gorin........................... Gorin............................ Scotland................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1892........................................ Consol. with Rutledge No. 572, Oct. 18, 1982 Ashley.......................... Ashley.......................... Pike.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1846........................................ Surrendered Oct. 18, 1897 Bowling Green............ Bowling Green............ Pike.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 14, 1846........................................ Changed to “Ashley No. 75” Neosho......................... Neosho......................... Newton.................... Missouri........ Oct. 14, 1846........................................ Surrendered 1863, restored as 247 in 1867 Hickory Grove............. Hickory Grove............. Callaway.................. Missouri........ June 2, 1866......................................... Surrendered March, 1893 Central........................ Molino.......................... Audrain.................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1893........................................ United with Hebron No. 354, Feb. 20, 1951 Dana............................ Calhoun....................... Henry....................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1846........................................ Arrested Oct. 28, 1852 Multanomah............... Oregon City................. ................................. Oregon.......... Oct. 19, 1846........................................ 1st Lodge on Pac. Coast, United G.L. Ore. Potter........................... Longwood.................... Pettis........................ Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Surrendered Dec. 2, 1896 Johnson....................... Warrensburg............... Johnson................... Missouri........ March 19, 1847.................................... Destroyed 1861, by war Miami.......................... Miami.......................... Saline....................... Missouri........ June 2, 1866......................................... Consol. with Cambridge No. 63, Dec. 5, 1978

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Mitchell....................... Columbia..................... Johnson................... Missouri........ May 9, 1850......................................... Destroyed 1861, by war Mo. Mil. 3rd Reg’t.   Mo. Vol..................... ..................................... ................................. ...................... Oct. 14, 1847........................................ Closed with Mexican War Hardin......................... Santa Fe...................... ................................. Ty. of N.M.... Oct. 9, 1847.......................................... No record except Dispensation Bates........................... Butler.......................... Bates........................ Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Destroyed 1861, by war Olive Branch............... Union........................... Franklin................... Missouri........ Oct. 14, 1847........................................ Arrested about 1855 Dresden....................... Dresden....................... Pettis........................ Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Arrested July, 1878, by T.C. Ready, G.M. Defiance....................... Sheridan...................... Worth....................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1879........................................ Consol. with Grant City 66, Nov. 2, 2009 Prairie......................... Harrisonville............... Cass......................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1847........................................ Destroyed 1861, by war King Solomon.............. St. Catharine............... Linn......................... Missouri........ June 2, 1866......................................... Consol. with Brookfield No. 86, Jan., 1888 Madison....................... Madison....................... Monroe..................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1847........................................ Consol. with Paris Union No. 19, May 8, 1978 Boone........................... Columbia..................... Boone....................... Missouri........ May 8, 1848......................................... Surrendered May 25, 1858 Evening Star............... Cuba............................ Crawford.................. Missouri........ May 29, 1855....................................... Surrendered June 12, 1875 Acacia.......................... Jackson........................ Cape Girardeau....... Missouri........ May 5, 1848......................................... Went down during the Civil War Pleasant Hill............... Pleasant Hill............... Cass......................... Missouri........ May 8, 1848......................................... Arrested 1853 Chapman..................... Las Vegas.................... ................................. Ty. of N.M.... June 2, 1866......................................... United with G.L. N.M., 1877 Meramec...................... Eureka......................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1878........................................ Arrested Sept. 1916, by F.R. Jesse, G.M. Pomegrate-Pyramid... St. Louis...................... S. Louis.................... Missouri........ Feb. 11, 1998........................................ Consol. with Forest Park No. 578, Sept. 6, 2007 St. Andrews................. Shelbyville................... Shelby...................... Missouri........ May 10, 1848....................................... Consol. with Shelbina No. 228, March 21, 1970 Western Star............... “Convenient Place”..... ................................. Calif. Ty........ May 10, 1848....................................... Withdrew to form G.L. Calif., 1850 Mt. Vernon.................. Mt. Vernon.................. Lawrence................. Missouri........ May 11, 1848....................................... Surrendered Dec. 27, 1862 Canton......................... Canton......................... Lewis........................ Missouri........ May 11, 1848....................................... Consol. with Craft No. 287, Dec., 1898 Green........................... Springfield................... Greene..................... Missouri........ May 12, 1848....................................... United with United No. 5, 1857 Easton......................... Easton......................... Buchanan................ Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Arrested Oct. 1886, by J. W. Boyd, G.M. Bogard......................... Bogard......................... Carroll..................... Missouri........ Oct. 14, 1886........................................ Consol. with Wakanda No. 52, Nov. 12, 1981 Bloomington................ Bevier.......................... Macon...................... Missouri........ May 10, 1849....................................... Consol. with Callao No. 38, Nov. 29, 1982 Carthage..................... Carthage...................... Jasper...................... Missouri........ May 12, 1848....................................... Burned out 1861 Heroine Rockhill......... Kansas City................. Jackson.................... Missouri........ Nov. 12, 2001....................................... Consol. with Ivanhoe No. 446, March 15, 2007 Relief........................... Georgetown................. Pettis........................ Missouri........ May 10, 1849....................................... Went down 1860 Macon.......................... Macon.......................... Macon...................... Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Surrendered 1873 Laporte........................ Macon.......................... Macon...................... Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Changed to “Macon No. 106,” May 26, 1864 Miami.......................... Miami.......................... Saline....................... Missouri........ May 10, 1849....................................... Surrendered Feb. 10, 1857 Golden Square............ Westport...................... Jackson.................... Missouri........ May 10, 1849....................................... Arrested Oct., 1886, by J. W. Boyd, G.M. New Madrid................ New Madrid................ New Madrid............. Missouri........ May 10, 1849....................................... Destroyed during the Civil War Aztec............................ Las Cruces................... ................................. Ty. of N.M.... Oct. 19, 1867........................................ United with G.L. of N.M., 1877 Gothic.......................... Moberly....................... Randolph................. Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1878........................................ Consol. with Moberly No. 344, 1896 Pineville...................... Pineville...................... McDonald................ Missouri........ Oct. 22, 1896........................................ Arrested by Grand Lodge, 1919 United with Western Star No. 15, June 17, 1949 Altamont..................... Altamont..................... Daviess.................... Missouri........ Sept. 19, 1919...................................... Montezuma................. Santa Fe...................... ................................. Ty. of N.M.... May 8, 1851......................................... United with G.L. N.M., 1877 Louisiana.................... Ste. Genevieve............ Ste. Genevieve......... Missouri........ 1807, by G.L. Penn.............................. Arrested by G.L. Penn, 1824 St. Louis...................... St. Louis...................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ 1809, by G.L. of Penn.......................... Arrested Ezell............................. St. Francisville............ Clark........................ Missouri........ May 9, 1850......................................... Surrendered 1860

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Maitland...................... Maitland...................... Holt.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 1, 1867.......................................... Consol. with Mound City No. 294, March 8, 1988 Waverly....................... Waverly....................... Lafayette................. Missouri........ May 9, 1850......................................... Surrendered Jan. 28, 1860 Sibley........................... Sibley........................... Jackson.................... Missouri........ May 10, 1850....................................... Surrendered 1863 Border......................... Southwest City............ McDonald................ Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1874........................................ Surrendered Oct., 1882 Laddonia..................... Laddonia..................... Audrain.................... Missouri........ Oct. 18, 1882........................................ Consol. with Hebron No. 354, April 17, 1990 Daviess........................ Gallatin....................... Daviess.................... Missouri........ May 10, 1850....................................... Arrested 1876 Barnes......................... Cabool.......................... Texas........................ Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1878........................................ Consol. with Mountain Grove No. 158, June 12, 1992 Versailles*................... Versailles..................... Morgan.................... Missouri........ May 10, 1850....................................... Consol. with Morgan No. 320, 1923 Helena......................... Helena......................... Andrew.................... Missouri........ Oct. 22, 1924........................................ Consol. with Union Star No. 124, Oct. 3, 1988 Hiram.......................... St. Charles.................. St. Charles............... Missouri........ May 10, 1850....................................... Surrendered May, 1862 Kingston...................... Kingston...................... Caldwell................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ United with Hamilton No. 224, Dec. 15, 1953 Foster.......................... Boston.......................... Scott......................... Missouri........ May 10, 1850....................................... Surrendered 1866 Erwin........................... St. Louis...................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ May 9, 1851......................................... Consol. with Tuscan No. 360, Dec. 20, 1983 Dover........................... Dover........................... Lafayette................. Missouri........ May 20, 1850....................................... Consol. with Lafayette No. 437, Feb., 1893 Triplett........................ Triplett........................ Chariton.................. Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1893........................................ Surrendered Charter, July 15, 1982 Cedar........................... Fremont....................... Cedar....................... Missouri........ May 10, 1851....................................... Surrendered 1863 Dardenne.................... O’Fallon....................... St. Charles............... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Arrested Jan. 15, 1885, by R. F. Stevenson, G.M. Union Star.................. Union Star................... Dekalb..................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1885........................................ Consol. with Ancient Craft No. 377, Nov. 5, 1998 McFall-Gentryville..... McFall......................... Gentry...................... Missouri........ May 10, 1850....................................... Consol. with Ancient Craft No. 377, Oct. 16, 2003 Kirksville.................... Kirksville..................... Adair........................ Missouri........ May 8, 1851......................................... Arrested 1863, New Charter 1864 to No. 105 Live Oak...................... Pleasant Hill............... Cass......................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Arrested by G.L. of Missouri, 1877 Lorraine...................... Ridgeway..................... Harrison.................. Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1878........................................ Consol. with Lodge of Light No. 257, Nov. 25, 1981 Constantine................. Charleston................... Mississippi............... Missouri........ May 8, 1851......................................... Surrendered July 28, 1874 Charleston................... Charleston................... Mississippi............... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1876........................................ Surrendered Dec., 1889 Barry........................... Cassville...................... Barry........................ Missouri........ May, 1852............................................ Arrested 1852 West Prairie................ Clarkton...................... Dunklin.................... Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Arrested Oct. 1886, by J. W. Boyd, G.M. Hume........................... Hume........................... Bates........................ Missouri........ Oct. 14, 1886........................................ Consol. with Foster No. 554, Oct. 16, 1978 Star of the West.......... Ironton......................... Iron.......................... Missouri........ May 5, 1855......................................... Consol. with Pendleton No. 551, January 28, 2005 Sarcoxie....................... Sarcoxie....................... Jasper...................... Missouri........ May, 1851............................................ Arrested May, 1858 Pleasant Mount.......... Olean........................... Miller....................... Missouri........ May 30, 1860....................................... Changed to “Olean No. 134,” 1900 Olean........................... Olean........................... Miller....................... Missouri........ May 30, 1860....................................... Consol. with Ionia No. 381, Dec. 29, 1966 Ridgley........................ Ridgley......................... Platte....................... Missouri........ May 7, 1851......................................... Destroyed 1861, by war Warrensburg............... Warrensburg............... Johnson................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Consol. with Corinthian No. 265, 1889 Braymer...................... Braymer...................... Caldwell................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1889........................................ Consol. with Breckenridge No. 334, July 13, 2000 Warrenton................... Warrenton................... Warren..................... Missouri........ June, 1851............................................ Surrendered 1856 Prairieville.................. Prairieville.................. Pike.......................... Missouri........ May 28, 1859....................................... Arrested 1895, by J. B. Thomas, G.M. Delphian...................... Birchtree..................... Shannon.................. Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1895........................................ Surrendered July 31, 2000 Round Prairie............. Newark........................ Andrew.................... Missouri........ May 31, 1855....................................... Arrested 1865 Oregon......................... Forest City.................. Holt.......................... Missouri........ May 31, 1855....................................... Consol. with Ewing No. 597, July 11, 1996 Smithton..................... Smithfield.................... ................................. Kan. Ty......... May, 1855............................................ United to form G.L. Kan. Papinsville.................. Papinsville................... Bates........................ Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Consol. with Rockville No. 341, March, 1928

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State

Date of Charter

Remarks

Middlebury.................. Middlebury.................. Mercer...................... Missouri........ May 31, 1855....................................... Arrested 1872 Oriental....................... Trenton........................ Grundy..................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1873........................................ Consol. with Trenton No. 111, May 20, 1880 Chain of Rocks............ Owen............................ Lincoln..................... Missouri........ Oct. 14, 1880........................................ Consol. with Moscow Mills No. 558, Oct. 1905 Pleasant Grove........... Otterville..................... Cooper...................... Missouri........ May 31, 1855....................................... Consol. with Sedalia No. 236, Dec. 3, 1993 Flint Hill..................... Flint Hill..................... St. Charles............... Missouri........ May 31, 1855....................................... Surrendered 1863 John Dade................... Cassville...................... Barry........................ Missouri........ June 1, 1855......................................... Destroyed 1861, by war Modern........................ Humansville................ Polk.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 1, 1867.......................................... Consol. with Bolivar No. 195, Feb. 9, 1993 Windsor City............... Windsor City............... Carroll..................... Missouri........ June 1, 1855......................................... Surrendered 1855 Rising Star.................. Ebenezer...................... Greene..................... Missouri........ May, 1858............................................ Arrested 1898, by E. F. Allen, G.M. McGee.......................... College Mound............ Macon...................... Missouri........ June 1, 1855......................................... United with Excello No. 332, Dec., 1936 Buffalo......................... Buffalo......................... Dallas....................... Missouri........ May, 1855............................................ Arrested 1861 Yancy........................... Pineville...................... McDonald................ Missouri........ June 1, 1855......................................... Arrested Jan. 19, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. Purdy........................... Purdy........................... Barry........................ Missouri........ Oct. 7, 1884.......................................... United with Monett No. 129, April 4, 1947 Leavenworth............... Leavenworth............... ................................. Kan. Ty......... June 2, 1855......................................... United to form G.L. Kan. Birming....................... Faucett........................ Buchanan................ Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Consol. with Wellington No. 22, Jan. 3, 1985 Berming...................... Faucett........................ Buchanan................ Missouri........ May 22, 1853....................................... Consol. with Wellington No. 22, Jan. 3, 1985 Linn Creek.................. Linn Creek.................. Camden................... Missouri........ May 26, 1855....................................... Destroyed 1861, by war Kansas......................... Wayandotte................. ................................. Kan. Ty......... May, 1855............................................ United to form G.L. Kan. Concord....................... Concord....................... Callaway.................. Missouri........ June 1, 1855......................................... Surrendered April, 1901 Ionic............................. Desloge........................ St. Francois............. Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1901........................................ Consol. with Elvins-Ionic No. 154, May 19, 1987 Spring Hill.................. Spring Hill................... Livingston................ Missouri........ June 1, 1860......................................... Arrested Mar. 28, 1949, by H. F. Sunderland, G.M. Giddings...................... Nebraska City............. Otoe.......................... Neb. Ty......... May 29, 1856....................................... Made no returns Cornwell...................... Rose Hill...................... Johnson................... Missouri........ May 28, 1856....................................... Destroyed 1861, by war Johnson....................... Greenville.................... Wayne...................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Surrendered April 25, 1885 Pacific.......................... Pacific.......................... Franklin................... Missouri........ May 28, 1856....................................... Arrested Jan. 1878, by T. C. Ready, G.M. Mendota...................... Protem......................... Taney....................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1879........................................ Arrested June 12, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. Green City................... Green City................... Sullivan................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1884........................................ Consol. with Pollock No. 349, Jan. 1, 1975 Edina........................... Edina........................... Knox......................... Missouri........ May 29, 1856....................................... Arrested May, 1866 Pleasant...................... Morrisville................... Polk.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 27, 1867........................................ Consol. with Bolivar No. 195, May 14, 1968 Robert Morris.............. Savannah.................... Andrew.................... Missouri........ May 28, 1856....................................... Surrendered 1857 Clifton Hill.................. Clifton Hill.................. Randolph................. Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1858........................................ Consol. with Huntsville No. 30, July 1, 1975 Whitesville.................. Whitesville.................. Andrew.................... Missouri........ May 28, 1856....................................... Consol. with Ancient Craft No. 377 on Aug. 1, 2009 Occidental................... Overland...................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ May 29, 1856....................................... Consol. with Overland No. 623, Feb. 22, 1990 Maryville..................... Maryville..................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ May 30, 1857....................................... United with Nodaway No. 470, Dec. 10, 1931 Mirabile....................... Mirabile....................... Caldwell................... Missouri........ May 30, 1857....................................... Consol. with Polo No. 232, 1889 Portageville................. Portageville................. New Madrid............. Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1890........................................ Surrendered Charter March 5, 1964 Eldorado...................... Luray........................... Clark........................ Missouri........ May 18, 1857....................................... Surrendered 1861 Orient Francais.......... St. Louis City.............. ................................. Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Surrendered Jan., 1888 Puxico.......................... Puxico.......................... Stoddard.................. Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1888........................................ Surrendered June, 1892 Revere......................... Revere.......................... Clark........................ Missouri........ Oct. 31, 1892........................................ United with Hiram No. 362, Sept. 4, 1936 Fairmount................... Fairmount................... Clark........................ Missouri........ May 18, 1857....................................... Surrendered June 12, 1863 Tuscumbia................... Tuscumbia................... Miller....................... Missouri........ May 18, 1857....................................... Surrendered 1863 Benevolence................ Utica............................ Livingston................ Missouri........ May 30, 1987....................................... Consol. with Dawn No. 539, June 26, 2000

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Wolf Island.................. Wolf Island.................. Mississippi............... Missouri........ May 30, 1857....................................... Surrendered Aug. 22, 1874 Union (Bollinger)........ Wolford’s Store............ Bollinger.................. Missouri........ May, 1857............................................ Went down 1863, by war Union........................... Union........................... Franklin................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Surrendered May, 1892 Powell.......................... Powell.......................... McDonald................ Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1892........................................ Surrendered Sept., 1903 Sturgeon...................... Sturgeon...................... Boone....................... Missouri........ May 30, 1857....................................... Consol. with Centralia No. 59, June 2, 1994 Newton........................ Stark City.................... Newton.................... Missouri........ May 30, 1857....................................... Consol. with Granby No. 514, Dec., 1927 Winchester.................. Winchester.................. Clark........................ Missouri........ May, 1857............................................ Destroyed 1861, by war Griswold...................... Bellflower.................... Montgomery............ Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Consol. with Montgomery No. 246, April 18, 1978 Kenner......................... Athens......................... Clark........................ Missouri........ May, 1858............................................ Destroyed 1862, by war Des Moines.................. Athens......................... Clark........................ Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Arrested by Grand Lodge, 1916 Pyramid....................... St. Louis...................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ Sept. 21, 1916...................................... Consol. with Pomegranate No. 95, Feb. 11, 1998 Novelty........................ Novelty........................ Knox......................... Missouri........ May 28, 1859....................................... Arrested Nov. 9, 1936, by G. W. Walker, G.M. Stewartsville............... Stewartsville............... DeKalb..................... Missouri........ May 29, 1859....................................... Arrested 1894, by Harry Keene, G.M. California.................... California.................... Moniteau................. Missouri........ May 28, 1859....................................... Surrendered June, 1898 Modern........................ Humansville................ Polk.......................... Missouri........ May, 1859............................................ Destroyed 1861, by war Calhoun....................... Calhoun....................... Henry....................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Arrested 1886, by J. W. Boyd, G.M. Hale City..................... Hale............................. Carroll..................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1886........................................ Arrested Sept., 1892 Fairfield....................... Fairfield....................... Benton..................... Missouri........ Oct., 1892............................................. Arrested Jan. 18, 1899, by E. F. Allen, G.M. Dayton......................... Dayton......................... Cass......................... Missouri........ May, 1859............................................ Destroyed 1861, by war Morality....................... Renick.......................... Randolph................. Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Consol. with Moberly No. 344, Jan. 3, 1929 Henry Clay.................. Millersburg.................. Callaway.................. Missouri........ May, 1859............................................ Arrested June 1881, by W. R. Stubblefield, G.M. Carter.......................... Jefferson City.............. Cole.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1881........................................ Consol. with Jefferson No. 43, 1889 Zeredatha.................... St. Joseph.................... ................................. ...................... .............................................................. Consol to form a new name Charity-Zeredatha 189 Sullivan....................... Newtown..................... Putnam.................... Missouri........ May 28, 1854....................................... Surrendered September 22, 1992 Zerubbabel.................. Platte City................... Platte....................... Missouri........ May 28, 1859....................................... Arrested June 1879, by N. M. Givan, G.M. Wilson......................... Pocahontas.................. Cape Girardeau....... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1879........................................ United with Mystic Tie No. 221, Dec. 3, 1938 Frankford.................... Frankford.................... Pike.......................... Missouri........ May 26, 1859....................................... Consol. with New London No. 307, Feb. 11, 1972 Wellsville..................... Wellsville..................... Montgomery............ Missouri........ May 30, 1860....................................... Consol. with Montgomery No. 246, Dec. 22, 1975 Wet Au Glaize............. Wet Auglaise............... Camden................... Missouri........ May, 1860............................................ Surrendered 1862 Quitman...................... Quitman...................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ May 30, 1860....................................... Consol. with Skidmore No. 511, April 23, 1973 Camden....................... Camden....................... Ray........................... Missouri........ May, 1859............................................ Went down 1861, by Civil War Washburn.................... Washburn.................... Barry........................ Missouri........ May, 1860............................................ Destroyed 1861, by war Sonora......................... Watson......................... Atchison................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Consol. with North Star No. 157, Feb. 23, 1981 Jamesport................... Jamesport.................... Daviess.................... Missouri........ May 30, 1860....................................... Arrested Jan. 1892, by B. H. Ingram, G.M. Ravenwood.................. Ravenwood.................. Nodaway.................. Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1892........................................ Consol. with Nodaway No. 470, May 5, 1980 Westville..................... Westville...................... Chariton.................. Missouri........ June 2, 1866......................................... Consol. with Marceline No. 481, July 20, 1968 Pleasant Ridge............ Pleasant Ridge............ Harrison.................. Missouri........ May, 1860............................................ Arrested 1863 Green Ridge................ Windsor....................... Henry....................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Surrendered 1873 Brumley...................... Brumley....................... Miller....................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1878........................................ Consol. with Iberia No. 410, June 7, 1979 Bent............................. Taos............................. ................................. Ty. of N.M.... June 1, 1860......................................... Surrendered 1865 Rowley......................... Dearborn..................... Platte....................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Consol. with Camden Point No. 169, March 3, 1992 Rocky Mount............... Camp Ford.................. ................................. Utah Ty........ June 1, 1860......................................... Surrendered 1862 Somerset..................... Powersville.................. Putnam.................... Missouri........ May 29, 1861....................................... Consol. with Hartford No. 171, Jan. 7, 1994

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Alto Vista.................... Alto Vista.................... Daviess.................... Missouri........ May, 1861............................................ Arrested 1865 Salisbury..................... Salisbury..................... Chariton.................. Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Consol. with Huntsville No. 30, July 1, 1982 Orion........................... St. Joseph.................... Buchanan................ Missouri........ May, 1861............................................ Surrendered 1863 Austin.......................... Austin.......................... Cass......................... Missouri........ May, 1861............................................ Destroyed 1861, by war Forest City.................. Forest City.................. Holt.......................... Missouri........ May 30, 1861....................................... Consol. with Oregon No. 139, March 13, 1974 West Plains................. West Plains................. Howell...................... Missouri........ May, 1861............................................ Surrendered 1861 Granby........................ Granby......................... Newton.................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1867........................................ Surrendered Dec., 1892 Quincy......................... Quincy......................... Hickory.................... Missouri........ May, 1861............................................ Destroyed by Civil War American Good Hope.. St. Louis...................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ May 30, 1861....................................... Consol. with Craftsmen No. 717, March 15, 1997 Emerson...................... Emerson...................... Marion..................... Missouri........ May, 1861............................................ Destroyed 1861, by Civil War Everett........................ Everett......................... Cass......................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Consol. with Coldwater No. 485, 1894 New Boston................. New Boston................. Macon...................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Surrendered 1871 Mystic Tie................... Oak Ridge.................... Cape Girardeau....... Missouri........ May 20, 1861....................................... Consol. with Excelsior No. 441, Sept. 25, 1997 Farmers....................... LaBelle........................ Lewis........................ Missouri........ May 30, 1861....................................... Surrendered 1887 Jasper.......................... Sarcoxie....................... Jasper...................... Missouri........ May, 1861............................................ Destroyed 1863, by Civil War Woodlawn.................... Woodlawn.................... Monroe..................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Consol. with Madison No. 91, Aug. 1920 Lamar.......................... Lamar.......................... Barton...................... Missouri........ May, 1861............................................ Destroyed 1861, by Civil War Cypress........................ Laclede........................ Linn......................... Missouri........ May 29, 1862....................................... Consol. with Jackson No. 82, Oct. 12, 1981 Nevada........................ Nevada (Alpha)........... Grundy..................... Missouri........ May 29, 1862....................................... Surrendered Charter 1871 Mitchell....................... Columbus.................... Johnson................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Surrendered Oct., 1888 Claflin.......................... Protem......................... Taney....................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1889........................................ United with Forsyth No. 453, June 3, 1939 Warrenton................... Warrenton................... Warren..................... Missouri........ May, 1863............................................ Surrendered 1899 Cardwell...................... Cardwell...................... Dunklin.................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1899........................................ Consol. with Hornersville No. 215, Feb. 1, 1999 DeWitt......................... DeWitt......................... Carroll..................... Missouri........ Oct. 27, 1863........................................ Surrendered 1865, no returns Lone Jack.................... Lone Jack.................... Jackson.................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Surrendered 1877 Bucklin........................ Bucklin........................ Linn......................... Missouri........ May 26, 1864....................................... Consol. with Marceline No. 481, April 15, 1982 Ionic............................. Rensselaer................... Ralls......................... Missouri........ May 26, 1864....................................... Arrested 1889, by J. P. Wood, G.M. Weatherby................... Weatherby................... Dekalb..................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1888........................................ United with Parrott No. 308, Sept. 16, 1946 Spencersburg.............. Spencersburg.............. Pike.......................... Missouri........ May, 1865............................................ Surrendered Sept., 1881 Granville..................... Granville..................... Monroe..................... Missouri........ May 25, 1865....................................... Consol. with Woodlawn No. 223, Sept., 1911 Manes.......................... Manes.......................... Wright...................... Missouri........ Oct. 2, 1913.......................................... Consol. with Mtn. Grove No. 158, Sept. 27, 1929 Palestine..................... St. Charles.................. St. Charles............... Missouri........ Sept. 1, 2001........................................ Name Change Only, Sept. 1, 2001 (St. Charles No. 241) Portland...................... Readsville.................... Callaway.................. Missouri........ May 26, 1865....................................... United with Mokane No. 612, March 27, 1953 Keystone...................... Webster Grove............ St. Louis.................. Missouri........ May 26, 1865....................................... Consol. with Keystone-Trinity No. 243, Feb. 17, 1988 Middle Fabius............. Downing...................... Schuyler................... Missouri........ May 26, 1865....................................... Consol. with Queen City No. 380, June 8, 2000 Montgomery City........ Montgomery City........ Montgomery............ Missouri........ May 26, 1865....................................... Surrendered May 12, 1919 Clarkton...................... Clarkton...................... Dunklin.................... Missouri........ Sept. 19, 1917...................................... Consol. with Malden No. 406, April 1, 1930 Rochester.................... Helena......................... Andrew.................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1867........................................ Arrested July 1917, by Edward Higbee, G.M. Carroll......................... Norborne..................... Carroll..................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1867........................................ Consol. with Wakanda No. 52, May 1, 1983 High Hill..................... High Hill..................... Montgomery............ Missouri........ Oct., 1867............................................. Consol. with Jonesburg No. 457, Feb., 1899 Glensted...................... Glensted...................... Morgan.................... Missouri........ Oct. 18, 1900........................................ United with Versailles No. 320, March 22, 1943 Alanthus...................... Alanthus Grove........... Gentry...................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ United with Stanberry No. 109, June 9, 1939

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Town

County

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

Lindley........................ Lindley........................ Grundy..................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Changed to “Laredo No. 253,” 1898 Laredo......................... Laredo......................... Grundy..................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Consol. with Trenton No. 111, Dec. 6, 1984 Alton............................ Alton............................ Oregon..................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Consol. with Woodside No. 387, Aug. 15, 2009 Shekinah..................... Festus.......................... Jefferson.................. Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Arrested May 23, 1950, by J. M. Bradford, G.M. ..................................... ..................................... ................................. ...................... .............................................................. Charter Restored at Grand Lodge, Sept. 28, 1950 Lodge of Light............. Eagleville..................... Harrison.................. Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Consol. with Bethany No. 97, Dec. 10, 2002 Ravanna...................... Ravanna...................... Mercer...................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ United with Mercer No. 35, Nov. 5, 1935 Lodge of Love.............. Lancaster.................... Schuyler................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Consol. with Glenwood No. 427, Nov. 17, 1999 Florence....................... New Florence.............. Montgomery............ Missouri........ Oct. 5, 1886.......................................... United with Montgomery No. 246, Feb. 16, 1942 Fayetteville................. Fayetteville................. Johnson................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Arrested January, 1900 Kirbyville.................... Hollister...................... Taney....................... Missouri........ Oct. 18, 1900........................................ United with Branson No. 587, Feb. 21, 1941 Social........................... Martinsburg................ Audrain.................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ United with Wellsville No. 194, April 14, 1953 Aurora-Theodore........ St. Louis...................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Consol. with Overland-Occidental No. 623, Roosevelt..................... ..................................... ................................  ...................... June 14, 1990 Lodge of Truth............ Atlanta........................ Macon...................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Consol. with LaPlata No. 237, March 10, 1983 Rock Prairie................ Halltown...................... Lawrence................. Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Consol. with Ash Grove No. 100, Feb. 11, 1922 New Salem.................. Winfield....................... Lincoln..................... Missouri........ Oct. 18, 1868........................................ Consol. with Moscow No. 558, to form ..................................... ..................................... ................................. ...................... .............................................................. Lincoln County No. 682 New Market................ New Market................ Platte....................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Surrendered Oct., 1878 Tranquillity................. Orearville.................... Saline....................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Consol. with Cambridge No. 63, Jan. 5, 1915 Bunker........................ Bunker......................... Reynolds.................. Missouri........ Sept. 29, 1915...................................... United with Salem No. 225, 1936 Index........................... Index............................ Cass......................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Arrested 1877 Wm. D. Muir............... Pilot Grove.................. Cooper...................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1878........................................ Consol. with Wallace No. 456, Feb. 12, 1971 Avilla........................... Bower’s Mills............... Lawrence................. Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Arrested by G.L., 1904 Essex........................... Essex........................... Stoddard.................. Missouri........ Sept. 29, 1904...................................... Consol. with Bloomfield No. 153, Feb. 4, 1988 Reeds Spring............... Reeds Spring............... Stone........................ Missouri........ Sept., 1909........................................... Surrendered April 8, 1931 Lodge of Peace............ Chilhowee.................... Johnson................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Consol. with Chilhowee No. 487, Oct., 1908 Cosmos........................ Webster Groves........... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Consol. with Benjamin Franklin No. 642, June 1, 2004 Lily.............................. Grant City................... Worth....................... Missouri........ Oct., 1868............................................. Arrested Dec. 1880, by W. R. Stubblefield, G.M. New Boston................. New Boston................. Linn......................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1881........................................ Arrested 1889, by J. P. Wood, G.M. Earl.............................. Coffey........................... Davies...................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Consol. with Western Star No. 15, Dec. 1, 1997 Hesperian.................... Virgil City.................... Cedar....................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Surrendered Sept., 1888 Urich........................... Urich............................ Henry....................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1889........................................ United with Clinton No. 548, April 1, 1949 Acacia.......................... Paradise...................... Clay.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Consol. with Temperance No. 438, Sept., 1899 Graham....................... Graham....................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ Oct. 18, 1900........................................ Consol. with Rosendale No. 404, Nov. 10, 1983 Fairmont..................... Wyaconda.................... Clark........................ Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Consol. with Williamstown No. 370, May 20, 1982 Mound City................. Mound City................. Holt.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1868........................................ Consol. with Oregon No. 139, July 1, 1996 Moniteau..................... Jamestown.................. Moniteau................. Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1868........................................ Consol. with California No. 183, June 13, 1989 Grove........................... Webster Groves........... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Surrendered 1874 Cameron...................... Cameron...................... Clinton..................... Missouri........ Oct. 10, 1875........................................ Consol. with Vincil No. 62, 1888 Ozark........................... Fair Grove................... Greene..................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Arrested June 27, 1944, by W. F. Woodruff, G.M. Marble Hill.................. Marble Hill.................. Bollinger.................. Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Consol. with Trowell No. 440, Dec., 1899 Temple......................... Kansas City................. Jackson.................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ Consol. with Gate City No. 522, April 6, 1999 Doric............................ Elkland........................ Webster.................... Missouri........ Sept. 15, 1868...................................... Consol. with Webster No. 98, May 16, 1997 White Hall................... Barnard....................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1868........................................ United with Valley No. 413, Jan. 20, 1955

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No.

Town

County

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

Faithful....................... Fairdealing.................. Ripley....................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Surrendered June, 1903 Signal.......................... Minden Mines............. Barton...................... Missouri........ Oct. 31, 1903........................................ United with Lamar No. 292, March 14, 1945 Clarence...................... Clarence...................... Shelby...................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1866........................................ Arrested Aug. 26, 1921, by W. F. Johnson, G.M. Ashlar.......................... Commerce.................... Scott......................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Surrendered Charter, Dec. 13, 1976 New London................ New London................ Ralls......................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Consol. with Ralls No. 33, Dec. 14, 2005 King Hiram................. Knoxville..................... Ray........................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1865........................................ United with Polo No. 232, Feb. 24, 1932 Kearney....................... Kearney....................... Clay.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Consol. with Liberty No. 31, June 8, 1992 Mt. Pleasant................ Ellington...................... Gentry...................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Consol. with Stanberry No. 109, 1886 Kingsville.................... Kingsville.................... Johnson................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Surrendered Sept. 2, 1922 St. Aubert.................... St. Aubert.................... Callaway.................. Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Surrendered Dec. 14, 1882 Rome............................ Rome............................ Douglas.................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1883........................................ Consol. with Ava No. 26, March, 1888 Pine............................. Bradley........................ Ripley....................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1888........................................ Consol. with Composite No. 369, Nov. 18, 1961 Altona.......................... Altona.......................... Bates........................ Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Arrested March 1896, by A. M. Hough, G.M. Rural........................... Kansas City................. Jackson.................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Consol. with Temple No. 299, April 21, 1987 Osborn......................... Osborn......................... DeKalb..................... Missouri........ Oct. 8, 1869.......................................... Consol. with Vincil No. 62, Sept., 20, 1971 Eldorado...................... Luray........................... Clark........................ Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Consol. with St. Francisville No. 588, Aug. 6, 1992 Paulville...................... Brashear...................... Adair........................ Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Consol. with Colony No. 168, Oct. 21, 1999 Chapel Hill.................. Chapel Hill.................. Lafayette................. Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Surrendered Sept. 14, 1889 Amazonia.................... Amazonia.................... Andrew.................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1890........................................ Consol. with Savannah No. 71, April 1907 Many Springs.............. Many Springs.............. Oregon..................... Missouri........ Sept. 26, 1907...................................... Consol. with Alton No. 255, Sept. 1917 Morgan*...................... Versailles..................... Morgan.................... Missouri........ Sept. 19, 1917...................................... Consol. with Versailles No. 117, Oct. 18, 1923 Jonathan..................... Denver......................... Worth....................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Surrendered Jan 31, 2000 Hardin......................... Hardin......................... Ray........................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Consol. with Wakanda No. 52, Jan. 9, 1975 Cornerstone................ St. Louis...................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Consol. with Benj. Franklin No. 642, Aug. 1, 1984 Dockery....................... Meadville..................... Linn......................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Consol. with Jackson No. 82, Oct. 25, 1993 New Home................... Sprague....................... Bates........................ Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1879........................................ Consol. with Foster No. 554, March, 1898 Kit Carson................... Elizabethtown............. Colfax....................... Ty. of N.M. .. Oct. 12, 1869........................................ Arrested 1878, by T. C. Ready, G.M. Cainsville.................... Cainsville.................... Harrison.................. Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1820........................................ Consol. with Bethany No. 97, Dec. 10, 1991 Kennedy...................... Elmo............................ Nodaway.................. Missouri........ Oct. 30, 1870........................................ Arrested July 31, 1944, by W. F. Woodruff, G.M. Bertrand...................... Bertrand...................... Mississippi............... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1879........................................ Arrested March 12, 1923, by B. S. Lee, G.M. Lathrop....................... Lathrop........................ Clinton..................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Arrested May 1879, by N. M. Givan, G.M. Paul Revere................. Hazelwood................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Oct. 26, 1923........................................ Consol. with Paul Revere Progress No. 657, ..................................... ..................................... ................................. ...................... March 28, 1996.................................... Charity........................ St. Joseph.................... Buchanan................ Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Consol. to form a new name Charity-Zeredatha 189 Clark City................... Clark City.................... Clark........................ Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1870........................................ Surrendered 1875 Ryland......................... Berlin........................... Gentry...................... Missouri........ Oct. 14, 1875........................................ Arrested Sept. 10, 1904, by W. F. Kuhn, G.M. Excello......................... Excello......................... Macon...................... Missouri........ Sept. 29, 1904...................................... Consol. with Censer No. 172, Dec. 27, 1982 Chillicothe................... Chillicothe................... Livingston................ Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1869........................................ United with Friendship No. 89, Oct. 6, 1939 Oak Grove................... Pink Hill...................... Jackson.................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1870........................................ Surrendered Oct. 3, 1873 Malta........................... Malta Bend.................. Saline....................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Arrested Jan., 1887, by G. R. Hunt, G.M. Myrtle.......................... Millville....................... Ray........................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Consol. with Richmond No. 57, Sept. 23, 1921 Amity........................... Smithton...................... Pettis........................ Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Surrendered Jan., 1884 Jericho......................... Jericho......................... Cedar....................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1884........................................ Arrested Oct. 1894, by Harry Keene, G.M. Westport...................... Kansas City................. Jackson.................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1894........................................ Consol. with Swope Park No. 617, June 21, 2007

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No.

Town

County

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

Relief........................... Republic....................... Greene..................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Surrendered May, 1899 Rockville...................... Rockville...................... Bates........................ Missouri........ May 10, 1900....................................... Consol. with Star No. 419, Aug. 23, 1963 Agricola....................... Petersburg................... Henry....................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ United with Clinton No. 548, Dec. 10, 1943 Landmark................... Kennett........................ Dunklin.................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Arrested March 1879, by N. M. Givan, G.M. Spring Creek............... Lecoma........................ Dent......................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1884........................................ Surrendered Oct. 19, 1918 America....................... Bates............................ St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 19, 1919...................................... Consol. with Good Hope No. 218, May 5, 1990 Ash Grove.................... Ash Grove.................... Greene..................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Arrested 1872 Cimarron..................... Cimarron..................... Colfax....................... Ty. of N.M.... Oct. 14, 1875........................................ Surrendered 1879 Wadesburg.................. Creighton.................... Cass......................... Missouri........ Oct. 2, 1882.......................................... Arrested Sept. 17, 1849, by H. F. Sunderland, G.M. Lone Star.................... Lone Star..................... Gentry...................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Arrested Jan. 25, 1984, by L. A. Hall, G.M. Tyrian.......................... Johnstown................... Bates........................ Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1870........................................ United with Montrose No. 408, Aug. 28, 1950 Mosaic......................... Belleview..................... Iron.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Consol. with Star of the West No. 133, Oct. 25, 1997 Ben Franklin............... Savannah.................... Andrew.................... Missouri........ Oct. 13 1870......................................... Consol. with Savannah No. 71, July, 1886 Benton......................... St. Louis...................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ Oct. 14, 1886........................................ Arrested 1905, by L. B. Valliant, G.M. Phelps.......................... Phelps City.................. Atchison................... Missouri........ Oct., 1870............................................. Surrendered 1881 Young’s Creek............. Rowena........................ Audrain.................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1881........................................ Consol. with Hebron No. 354, July, 1891 Auxvasse..................... Auxvasse..................... Callaway.................. Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1891........................................ United with Fulton No. 48, June 26, 1933 Comfort....................... Rocky Comfort............ McDonald................ Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Arrested Jan. 19, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. Northwest................... Tarkio.......................... Atchison................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1884........................................ Consol. with North Star No. 157, Feb. 23, 1998 Garrett........................ Arcola.......................... Dade......................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Consol. with Washington No. 87, Jan. 27, 1970 Hiram.......................... Kahoka........................ Clark........................ Missouri........ Oct. 3, 1870.......................................... Consol. with St. Francisville No. 588, Jan. 6, 2004 King David.................. Kansas City................. Jackson.................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Surrendered 1879 Warsaw....................... Warsaw........................ Benton..................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Arrested Sept. 1888, by W. M. Williams, G.M. Unanimity................... Weston......................... Platte....................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Surrendered 1879 Barry........................... Washburn.................... Barry........................ Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Consol. with Pythagoras No. 383, Sept. 4, 2003 Williamstown.............. Williamstown.............. Lewis........................ Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Consol. with Monticello No. 58, March 22, 2007 Craig............................ Craig............................ Holt.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Arrested Jan. 10, 1883, by C. C. Woods, G.M. Non Pareil................... East Lynne.................. Cass......................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1873........................................ Consol. with Jewel No. 480, Feb. 13, 1979 Mandeville.................. Mandeville................... Carroll..................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Arrested Jan. 14, 1896, by A. M. Hough, G.M. Amity........................... Filley............................ Cedar....................... Missouri........ Oct. 22, 1896........................................ Consol. with Clintonville No. 482, Feb. 1906 Golden Rule................ Jonesburg.................... Montgomery............ Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Surrendered June, 1892 Wilderness.................. Wilderness................... Oregon..................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1874........................................ United with Pine No. 314, May 9, 1936 Plumb.......................... Middletown................. Montgomery............ Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Arrested Sept. 1888, by W. M. Williams, G.M. Kilwinning.................. Downing...................... Schuyler................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Consol. with Middle Fabius No. 244, Oct., 1894 Warsaw....................... Warsaw........................ Benton..................... Missouri........ Oct. 10, 1894........................................ Arrested Feb. 1906, by A. S. Houston, G.M. Berlin.......................... Fairport....................... DeKalb..................... Missouri........ March 19, 1906.................................... Consol. with Parrott No. 308, July 27, 1984 Coatesville................... Coatesville................... Schuyler................... Missouri........ Oct., 1871............................................. Consol. with Glenwood No. 427, 1881 Ionia............................ Eldon........................... Miller....................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Consol. with Versailles No. 320, Feb. 9, 2004 Richland...................... Richland...................... Pulaski..................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Arrested Feb. 1898, by F. J. Tygard, G.M. Mt. Ararat................... Topaz........................... Douglas.................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1898........................................ United with Pilot Knob No. 182, Jan. 27, 1940 Harmony..................... Vibbard........................ Ray........................... Missouri........ Oct., 1871............................................. Consol. with Clay No. 207, June, 1899 Boone........................... Columbia..................... Boone....................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1901........................................ Consol. with Twilight No. 114, May 12, 1904 East Prairie................. East Prairie................. Mississippi............... Missouri........ Sept. 1, 1904........................................ Consol. with Charleston No. 407, July 14, 1988

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No.

Town

County

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

Reynolds...................... Centerville................... Reynolds.................. Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1887........................................ Consol. with Hopewell No. 239, May, 1899 Alexander.................... Bedford........................ Livingston................ Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1870........................................ Consol. with Hale No. 184, Oct., 1887 Dayton......................... Dayton......................... Cass......................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ United with Index No. 54, Jan. 24, 1941 Chula........................... Chula........................... Livingston................ Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Arrested March 28, 1949, by H. F. Sunderland, G.M. Arcana......................... Harris.......................... Sullivan................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Surrendered Charter, April 29, 1983 Marionville.................. Marionville.................. Lawrence................. Missouri........ Nov. 21, 1871....................................... United with Canopy No. 284, Jan. 5, 1945 Dagan.......................... Mendon........................ Chariton.................. Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Surrendered Dec., 1902 Lucerne....................... Lucerne........................ Putnam.................... Missouri........ Oct. 21, 1903........................................ Surrendered 1936 Latimer....................... Licking......................... Texas........................ Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Arrested Oct. 21, 1897, by G.L. Hatfield....................... Hatfield........................ Harrison.................. Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1898........................................ Consol. with Lodge of Light No. 257, Feb. 17, 1931 Western Light............. Louisburg.................... Dallas....................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Consol. with Riddick No. 361, Dec. 22, 1992 Pike............................. Curryville.................... Pike.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Consol. with Phoenix No. 136, June 10, 2003 Centre.......................... Lebanon....................... Laclede..................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Consol. with Lacede No. 83, 1893 Carterville................... Carterville................... Jasper...................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1893........................................ Consol. with Webb City 512, Jan. 1, 2001 Gavel........................... New Cambria.............. Macon...................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Surrendered Oct., 1900 Malta........................... Malta Bend.................. Saline....................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1901........................................ Consol. with Trilumina No. 205, Jan. 1, 1968 Alexandria.................. Alexandria................... Clark........................ Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Arrested Oct. 22, 1896, by G.L. Rosendale.................... Rosendale.................... Andrew.................... Missouri........ Oct. 22, 1896........................................ Consol. with Savannah No. 71, Nov. 5, 1992 Meridian Sun.............. Austin.......................... Cass......................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Arrested Aug. 1885, by R. F. Stevenson, G.M. Everton........................ Everton........................ Dade......................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1885........................................ Consol. with Washington No. 87, Dec. 23, 1986 Malden........................ Malden......................... Dunklin.................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1881........................................ with Four Mile No. 212, Sept. 17, 1998 Ituraea........................ Hannibal..................... Marion..................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Consol. with Hannibal No. 188, 1880 Houston....................... Wellington................... Lafayette................. Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Destroyed by fire Dec. 19, 1873 Royal........................... Mooresville.................. Livingston................ Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1878........................................ Arrested Aug. 1893, by J. R. Parson, G.M. Montrose..................... Montrose..................... Henry....................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Consol. with Clinton No. 548, May 8, 1973 Unity........................... Richmond.................... Ray........................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1871........................................ Surrendered 1876 Civil Bend................... Civil Bend.................... Daviess.................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1878........................................ Arrested Oct. 1899, by E. F. Allen, G.M. Louisville..................... Louisville..................... Lincoln..................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1902........................................ Consol. with Silex No. 75, Oct. 28, 1977 Joppa........................... Hartville...................... Wright...................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Consol. with Norwood No. 622, June 6, 1991 Valley.......................... Bolckow....................... Andrew.................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1873........................................ Consol. with Rosendale No. 404, Oct. 26, 1981 Hunnewell................... Hunnewell................... Shelby...................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1871........................................ Consol. with Shelbina No. 228, March 18, 1998 Cache........................... St. Louis...................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Oct. 14, 1871........................................ Gardenville No. 644, April 22, 1999 Covenant..................... Carrollton.................... Carroll..................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1872........................................ Consol. with Wakanda No. 52, 1880 Clear Creek................. Lincoln......................... Benton..................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ United with Shawnee No. 653, Feb 24, 1933 Star.............................. Taberville.................... St. Clair................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Consol. with Clintonville No. 482, Dec. 8, 1994 Itaska.......................... St. Louis...................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Consol. with Meridian No. 2, Oct. 7, 1968 Euclid.......................... Versailles..................... Morgan.................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1872........................................ Consol. with Versailles No. 117, 1885 Urbana........................ Urbana........................ Dallas....................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1886........................................ Consol. with Hermitage No. 288, Dec. 7, 1991 Newburg...................... Competition................. Laclede..................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Arrested March 29, 1890, by T. Brace, G.M. Galt.............................. Galt.............................. Grundy..................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1890........................................ Consol. with Trenton No. 111, Dec. 7, 1978 Cedar City................... Cedar City................... Callaway.................. Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1872........................................ Arrested 1904, by G.L. Green Ridge................ Green Ridge................ Pettis........................ Missouri........ Sept. 29, 1904...................................... Consol. with Granite No. 272, July 15, 1977 Leesville...................... Leesville...................... Henry....................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Arrested Oct. 1886, by G.L.

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No.

Town

County

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

Sedgwickville.............. Sedgwickville.............. Bollinger.................. Missouri........ Oct. 14, 1886........................................ Arrested March 1897, by D. A. Jamison, G.M. Rothville...................... Rothville...................... Chariton.................. Missouri........ Oct. 21, 1897........................................ Consol. with Mendon No. 628, June 15, 1975 Louisville..................... Louisville..................... Lincoln..................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Arrested Dec. 1896, by D. A. Jamison, G.M. Pittsville...................... Holden......................... Johnson................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1898........................................ Consol. with Holden No. 262, Feb. 27, 1931 Iron Mountain............. Iron Mountain............. Iron.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Consol. with Star of the West No. 133, 1894 Winona........................ Winona........................ Shannon.................. Missouri........ Oct. 10, 1894........................................ Consol. with Eminence No. 607, Jan. 2, 1997 Cement........................ Halfway....................... Polk.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Consol. with Bolivar No. 195, Feb. 20, 1929 Dauphine..................... Dauphine..................... Osage....................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1873........................................ Surrendered 1879 Black Oak.................... Preston........................ Hickory.................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1881........................................ Consol. with Urbana No. 421, Dec., 1890 Competition................ Competition................. Laclede..................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1891........................................ Consol. with Laclede No. 83, May 7, 1987 Silent Temple.............. Macon.......................... Macon...................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Surrendered Oct., 1877 Wheeling..................... Wheeling..................... Livingston................ Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1873........................................ Consol. with Friendship No. 89, April 22, 1969 St. Nicholas................. Cave Spring................. Greene..................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Arrested 1897, by D. A. Jamison, G.M. Rockbridge.................. Almartha..................... Ozark....................... Missouri........ Oct. 21, 1897........................................ Consol. with Robert Burns No.496, July 1, 2005 LaMonte...................... LaMonte...................... Pettis........................ Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Arrested Oct. 1878, by T. C. Ready, G.M. Ash Grove.................... Ash Grove.................... Greene..................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1881........................................ Arrested 1897, by D. A. Jamison, G.M. Gothic.......................... Alexandria................... Clark........................ Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1898........................................ United with St. Francisville No. 588, April 4, 1940 Tuscumbia................... Tuscumbia................... Miller....................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Arrested Oct. 1886, by J. W. Boyd, G.M. Lafayette..................... Corder.......................... Lafayette................. Missouri........ April 6, 1887........................................ Arrested Feb. 17, 1941, by H. S. Truman, G.M. Mt. Lebanon................ Mt. Moriah.................. Harrison.................. Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Surrendered 1879 Burlington................... Burlington................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1881........................................ Consol. with Nodaway No. 470, Oct. 7, 1991 Anchor......................... Crestwood.................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Consol. with Crestwood-Anchor No. 443, April 23, 1992 West Gate.................... St. Louis...................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Arrested 1887, by G. R. Hunt, G.M. Westgate..................... Kirkwood..................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1888........................................ Consol. with Kirkwood No. 484, Oct. 11, 1998 Greenfield.................... Greenfield.................... Dade......................... Missouri........ Oct., 1873............................................. Consol. with Washington No. 87, Dec., 1898 Fairview...................... Browning..................... Linn......................... Missouri........ Oct., 1873............................................. Surrendered Aug., 1899 Jacoby.......................... Darlington................... Gentry...................... Missouri........ Aug. 17, 1901....................................... Consol. with McFall-Gentryville No. 125, Oct. 7, 1996 Piedmont..................... Piedmont..................... Wayne...................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Arrested Jan. 19, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. Bois d’Arc.................... Bois d’Arc.................... Greene..................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1884........................................ United with Ash Grove No. 100, Apr. 5, 1932 Argyle.......................... Nevada........................ Vernon..................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ surrendered March, 1892 Raymore...................... Raymore...................... Cass......................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1892........................................ united with Belton No. 450, Feb. 2, 1937 Verona......................... Verona......................... Lawrence................. Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ United with Monett No. 129, July 2, 1937 Benton......................... Lincoln......................... Benton..................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Arrested May 21, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. Cecil............................. Cottonwood Pt............. Pemiscot.................. Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1884........................................ Consol. with Caruthersville No. 461, 1903 Barnesville.................. Ellington...................... Reynolds.................. Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Arrested Jan. 1904, by W. F. Kuyn, G.M. Hinton......................... Hinton......................... Boone....................... Missouri........ Sept. 29, 1904...................................... Surrendered March 1, 1963 Triple Tie.................... Brazeau....................... Perry........................ Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1873........................................ Surrendered April, 1893 Melville....................... Dadeville..................... Dade......................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1873........................................ Consol. with Washington No. 87, May 22, 1979 Cowgill........................ Caruthersville............. Pemiscott................. Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1872........................................ Consol. with Polo No. 232, Nov. 1, 1993 Santa Fe...................... Santa Fe...................... Monroe..................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1873........................................ Consol. with Paris Union No. 19, May 26, 2000 Lake............................. Cunningham............... Chariton.................. Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1873........................................ Arrested Nov. 7, 1876 Aullville....................... Concordia.................... Lafayette................. Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1873........................................ Changed to “Concordia No. 464,” Jan. 13, 1920

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County

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

Concordia.................... Concordia.................... Lafayette................. Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1873........................................ Consol. with Barbee No. 217, Jan. 27, 1978 Silver City................... Silver City................... Grant....................... Ty. of N.M.... Oct. 17, 1873........................................ Surrendered and United with G.L. of N.M., 1882 Gaynor City................. Parnell......................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1882........................................ Arrested Mar. 6, 1944, by W. F. Woodruff, G.M. Centre View................ Centre View................ Johnson................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1873........................................ Arrested Nov. 1889, by T. Brace, G.M. Southwest................... Southwest City............ McDonald................ Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1890........................................ Consol. with Anderson No. 621, July 2, 1996 Red Oak....................... Red Oak....................... Lawrence................. Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1873........................................ United with LaRussell No. 592, April 29, 1949 Pickering..................... Pickering..................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1873........................................ Consol. with Xenia No. 50, Dec. 17, 1981 Guilford....................... Guilford....................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1874........................................ United with Nodaway No. 470, Dec. 14, 1944 Golden......................... Golden City................. Barton...................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1874........................................ Consol. with Lockwood No. 521, April 10, 1969 Jacoby.......................... Darlington................... Gentry...................... Missouri........ Oct,. 17, 1901....................................... Consol. with McFall Gentryville No. 125, Oct. 7, 1996 Racine.......................... Seneca......................... Newton.................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1874........................................ Arrested 1942, by H. C. Johnston, G.M. Triangle....................... Butler.......................... Bates........................ Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1874........................................ Surrendered Oct., 1877 Rich Hill...................... Rich Hill...................... Bates........................ Missouri........ Oct. 29, 1881........................................ Consol. with Butler No. 254, Dec. 28, 1987 Union........................... LaJunta....................... ................................. Ty. of N.M.... Oct. 15, 1874........................................ United with G.L. of N.M., 1877 Clinton........................ Clinton......................... Henry....................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1874........................................ Arrested 1889, by J. P. Wood, G.M. Irish Grove.................. Milton.......................... Atchison................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1874........................................ Changed to “Fairfax No. 483,” 1894 Paragon....................... Green Ridge................ Pettis........................ Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1874........................................ Surrendered 1879 Coldwater.................... Drexel.......................... Cass......................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1881........................................ Consol. with Grand River No. 276, Feb. 11, 2008 Herndon...................... Herndon...................... Saline....................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1874........................................ Arrested March, 1906, by A. S. Houston, G.M. Chilhowee................... Chilhowee.................... Jackson.................... Missouri........ Sept. 6, 1906........................................ Consol. with Corinthian No. 265, Oct. 6, 1986 Lock Springs............... Lock Springs............... Davies...................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1874........................................ Consol. with Jamesport No. 584, Jan. 2, 1989 Montevallo.................. Montevallo................... Vernon..................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1874........................................ Consol. with Stockton No. 283, Jan. 7, 2010 Pittsville...................... Pittsville...................... Johnson................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1874........................................ Arrested 1875 Vernon......................... Bronaugh..................... Vernon..................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1876........................................ United with Hermon No. 187, Jan. 26, 1943 Lewistown................... Lewistown................... Lewis........................ Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1876........................................ Consol. with Monticello No. 58, Dec. 12, 1974 Globe........................... Louisiana..................... Pike.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1876........................................ Consol. with Perseverance No. 92, 1890 West Prairie................ Clarkton...................... Dunklin.................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1890........................................ Arrested Dec. 1894, by J. B. Thomas, G.M. Strafford...................... Strafford...................... Greene..................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1877........................................ Arrested Sept. 1906, by A. S. Houston, G.M. Kaseyville.................... Kaseyville.................... Macon...................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1877........................................ Surrendered Jan., 1898 Pee Dee........................ Musselfork................... Chariton.................. Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1898........................................ United with Westville No. 202, Jan. 16, 1943 Paynesville.................. Paynesville.................. Pike.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1877........................................ Consol. with Clarksville No. 17, May 5, 1917 Harmony..................... St. Louis...................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 17, 1917...................................... Consol. with Craftsmen No. 717, March 15, 1997 Jameson...................... Jameson...................... Daviess.................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1877........................................ Consol. with Gallatin No. 106, Feb. 14, 1984 Philadelphia................ Philadelphia................ Marion..................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1877........................................ Consol. with Ewing No. 577, July 11, 1996 Prairie Home.............. Prairie Home............... Cooper...................... Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1881........................................ Consol. with Cooper No. 36, Feb. 23, 1999 Avalon......................... Bedford........................ Livingston................ Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1882........................................ Consol. with Wheeling No. 434, March 8, 1917 Euclid.......................... Crestwood.................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 21, 1918...................................... Consol. with Magnolia No. 626, Aug. 24, 1989 Clearmont................... Clearmont................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1882........................................ Consol. with Xenia No. 50, May 17, 1979 Van Buren................... Van Buren................... Carter...................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1882........................................ Consol. with Barnesville No. 353, May 13, 2004 Biswell......................... Browning..................... Linn......................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1882........................................ Surrendered June 20, 1925 New Hampton............. New Hampton............. Harrison.................. Missouri........ Oct. 28, 1925........................................ Consol. with Bethany No. 97, Jan. 1, 1994 Chariton...................... Guthridge Mills........... Chariton.................. Missouri........ Oct., 1882............................................. Surrendered Marcy, 1899 Senath......................... Senath......................... Dunklin.................... Missouri........ Oct. 22, 1902........................................ Consol. with Hornersville No. 215, Jan. 2, 1989 Exeter.......................... Exeter.......................... Barry........................ Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1882........................................ Arrested March 1901, by C. Wells, G.M. Milford......................... Milford......................... Barton...................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1882........................................ Consol. with Lamar No. 292, Jan. 1, 1970

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Town

County

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

Seligman..................... Seligman..................... Barry........................ Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1882........................................ Arrested May 4, 1941, by H. S. Truman, G.M. Oriental....................... Blackburn.................... Saline....................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1883........................................ Consol. with Barbee No. 217, Nov. 21, 1996 Turney......................... Turney......................... Clinton..................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1883........................................ Surrendered Nov., 18, 1895 Crane........................... Crane........................... Stone........................ Missouri........ Oct. 22, 1896........................................ Consol. with Galena No. 515, June 17, 1999 Toltee........................... Mexico......................... ................................. Rep. of Mex... Oct. 11, 1883........................................ Surrendered Jan. 31, 1894 Clifton Heights........... St. Louis...................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Oct. 10, 1894........................................ Consol. with Meridian No. 2, Jan. 23, 1997 Lockwood..................... Lockwood..................... Dade......................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1893........................................ Consol. with Washington No. 87, May 26, 1987 Gate City..................... Kansas City................. Jackson.................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1883........................................ Consol. with Temple #299, April 6, 1999 Kidder......................... Kidder.......................... Caldwell................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1884........................................ Consol. with Hamilton No. 224, 1902 Stinson........................ Stinson........................ Lawrence................. Missouri........ Oct. 22, 1902........................................ United with Miller No. 567, Sept. 22, 1948 Spickardsville............. Spickard...................... Grundy..................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1886........................................ Consol. with Trenton No. 111, May 2, 1974 Cunningham............... Sumner........................ Chariton.................. Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1884........................................ Consol. with Mendon No. 628, Feb. 14, 1989 Niangua....................... Niangua....................... Webster.................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1885........................................ Arrested 1918, by W. A. Clark, G.M. Apollo.......................... Creve Coeur................ St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 18, 1918...................................... Consol. with Bridgeton No. 80, June 21, 1990 Ritchey........................ Ritchey........................ Newton.................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1885........................................ Arrested 1916, by F. R. Jesse, G.M. Peculiar....................... Peculiar....................... Cass......................... Missouri........ Sept. 21, 1916...................................... United with Raymore No. 451, April 12, 1932 Walker......................... Walker......................... Vernon..................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1887........................................ Surrendered Feb. 19, 1898 Bethel.......................... Bethel.......................... Shelby...................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1888........................................ Consol. with Shelbina No. 228, Nov. 6, 1985 Franklin...................... St. Clair....................... Franklin................... Missouri........ Oct. 16, 1889........................................ Arrested July 1904, by W. F. Kuhn, G.M. Jacksonville................ Jacksonville................. Randolph................. Missouri........ Sept. 29, 1904...................................... Consol. with Cairo No. 486, Oct. 1, 2004 Ferguson..................... Ferguson...................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Oct. 18, 1889........................................ Consol. with Berkeley No. 667, Sept. 11, 1998 Ferguson-Berkeley..... Ferguson...................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 11, 1998...................................... Changed name to Masters Lodge #542 Masters....................... Hazelwood................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Oct. 16, 2000........................................ Consol. with Bridgeton No. 80, June 7, 2007 Fides............................ Kansas City................. Jackson.................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1890........................................ Consol. with Heroine No. 104, Dec. 1890 Mexico......................... Mexico......................... Audrain.................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1890........................................ Consol. with Hebron No. 354, Dec. 25, 1916 Algabil......................... St. Louis...................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 19, 1917...................................... Consol. with Algabil Freedom No. 636, April 27, 1996 Prairie Hill.................. Prairie Hill.................. Chariton.................. Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1890........................................ Consol. with Salisbury No. 208, Nov. 18, 1919 Orient.......................... Kansas City................. Jackson.................... Missouri........ Sept. 22, 1920...................................... Consol. with Temple Gate No. 299, June 20, 2000 Southgate.................... Kansas City................. Jackson.................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1990........................................ Consol. with Orient No. 546, June 26, 1992 Rose Hill...................... Creve Coeur................ St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1891........................................ Consol. with Polar Star Rose Hill No. 79, June 24, 2005 Calhoun....................... Calhoun....................... Henry....................... Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1891........................................ Consol. with Windsor No. 29, Oct. 4, 1994 Clarksburg.................. Clarksburg.................. Moniteau................. Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1891........................................ Consol. with California No. 183, Dec. 12, 1978 Foster.......................... Foster.......................... Bates........................ Missouri........ Oct. 15, 1891........................................ Consol. with Butler No. 254, July 1, 2004 Prairie......................... Gilman......................... Harrison.................. Missouri........ Oct. 13, 1892........................................ Consol. with Bethany No. 97, April 24, 1990 Blairstown................... Blairstown................... Henry....................... Missouri........ July 4, 1882......................................... United with Clinton No. 548, March 24, 1944 Moscow........................ Moscow........................ Lincoln..................... Missouri........ Oct. 11, 1892........................................ Consol. with New Salem No. 27 to form Lincoln ..................................... ..................................... ................................. ...................... .............................................................. County No. 682 Clarksdale................... Clarksdale................... DeKalb..................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1893........................................ Consol. with Continental No. 37, July 18, 2006 Nelson......................... Nelson.......................... Saline....................... Missouri........ Oct. 12, 1893........................................ Consol. with Arrow Rock No. 55, April 9, 1983 Deepwater................... Deepwater................... Henry....................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1895........................................ United with Clinton No. 548, April 26, 1940 York............................. Kansas City................. Jackson.................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1895........................................ Consol. with Swope Park No. 617, Aug. 8, 2002 Jamesport................... Jamesport.................... Davies...................... Missouri........ Oct. 19, 1898........................................ Consol. with Trenton No. 111, Sept. 3, 2009 Miller........................... Miller........................... Lawrence................. Missouri........ Sept. 29, 1904...................................... Consol. with Mt. Vernon 99, Dec. 7, 1999 Marlborough............... Kansas City................. Jackson.................... Missouri........ Oct. 26, 1927........................................ United with Blue Springs No. 337, July. 5, 2001 Tiff City....................... Tiff City....................... McDonald................ Missouri........ Sept. 29, 1904...................................... Consol. with Anderson No. 621, Oct. 7, 1926 Rutledge...................... Rutledge...................... Scotland................... Missouri........ Sept. 28, 1905...................................... Consol. with Memphis No. 16, Sept. 6, 2004 LaMonte...................... Lamonte...................... Pettis........................ Missouri........ Sept. 29, 1905...................................... Consol. with Sedalia No. 236, March 2, 1990 Ewing.......................... Ewing.......................... Lewis........................ Missouri........ Sept. 27, 1906...................................... Consol. with Monticello No. 58, Dec. 12, 2002 Houston....................... Gant............................. Audrain.................... Missouri........ Sept. 27, 1906...................................... United with Hebron No. 354, April 18, 1944 Illmo............................ Scott City..................... Scott......................... Missouri........ Sept. 27, 1906...................................... Consol. with Harold O. Grauel No. 672, April 18, 1991

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Koshkonong................ Koshkonong................. Oregon..................... Missouri........ Sept. 27, 1906...................................... Consol. with Clifton No. 463, Oct. 7, 2009 Novinger...................... Novinger...................... Adair........................ Missouri........ Sept. 27, 1906...................................... Consol. with Adair No. 366, June 11, 1963 Red Bird...................... Red Bird...................... Gasconade............... Missouri........ Sept. 27, 1905...................................... United with Cuba No. 312, July 1, 1936 Shamrock.................... Auxvasse..................... Callaway.................. Missouri........ Sept. 27, 1906...................................... Surrendered Charter, April 1, 1983 Duncan........................ Duncan........................ Webster.................... Missouri........ Sept. 26, 1907...................................... Changed to “Grove Spring No. 589,” 1913 Grove Spring............... Grove Spring............... Wright...................... Missouri........ Sept. 26, 1907...................................... United with Joppa No. 411, Dec. 24, 1949 Advance....................... Advance....................... Stoddard.................. Missouri........ Sept. 26, 1907...................................... Consol. with Lakeville No. 489, Aug. 19, 2004 Barnett........................ Barnett........................ Morgan.................... Missouri........ Sept. 26, 1907...................................... Consol. with Ionia No. 381, Nov. 12, 2001 Stoutsville................... Stoutsville................... Monroe..................... Missouri........ Sept. 26, 1907...................................... Arrested Sept. 1920, by J. C. Garrell, G.M. LaRussell.................... LaRussell..................... Jasper...................... Missouri........ Sept. 21, 1921...................................... Consol. with Sarcoxie No. 293, Oct. 19, 1982 Blodgett....................... Blodgett....................... Scott......................... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1907........................................ United with Morley No. 184, Dec. 25, 1944 Cecil............................. Cottonwood Point........ Pemiscot.................. Missouri........ Sept. 30, 1908...................................... Arrested Sept. 1915, by T. W. Cotton, G.M. Cole Camp................... Cole Camp................... Benton..................... Missouri........ Oct. 28, 1926........................................ Consol. with Shawnee No. 653, Dec. 22, 1992 Emmanuel................... Bado............................. Texas........................ Missouri........ Oct. 2, 1913.......................................... Consol. with Texas No. 177, Sept. 5, 1925 Bosworth..................... Bosworth..................... Carroll..................... Missouri........ Sept. 13, 1908...................................... Consol. with Hale City No. 216, March 20, 1995 Elvins.......................... Flat River.................... St. Francois............. Missouri........ Sept. 30, 1908...................................... Consol. with Elvins-Ionic No. 154, May 18, 1987 Clayton........................ Clayton........................ St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 30, 1908...................................... Consol. with Overland-Occidental No. 623 on Oct. 8, 2009 Morehouse................... Morehouse................... New Madrid............. Missouri........ Sept. 20, 1909...................................... Consol. with Sikeston No. 310, May 19, 1994 Strasburg.................... Strasburg.................... Cass......................... Missouri........ Sept. 29, 1909...................................... United with Jewell No. 480, Dec. 14, 1934 Craig............................ Craig............................ Holt.......................... Missouri........ Sept. 29, 1909...................................... Consol. with Mound City No. 294, Feb. 28, 1989 Victory......................... Pomona........................ Howell...................... Missouri........ Sept. 28, 1910...................................... Consol. with Mt. Zion No. 327, April 16, 1917 Centertown................. Centertown.................. Cole.......................... Missouri........ Sept. 28, 1910...................................... Consol. with Russellville No. 90, April 13, 1973 Wellston...................... Wellston...................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 28, 1911...................................... Consol. with Bridgeton No. 80, Sept. 5, 2008 Marion......................... Mercer......................... Mercer...................... Missouri........ Sept. 28, 1911...................................... Arrested 1936, by J. W. Skelly, G.M. Fairview...................... Fairview...................... Newton.................... Missouri........ Sept. 5, 1912........................................ United with Comfort No. 533, Apr. 9, 1932 Maple........................... Neelyville.................... Butler....................... Missouri........ May 29, 1912....................................... Consol. with Poplar Bluff No. 209, Nov. 11, 1930 Wallace Park............... Wallace........................ Buchanan................ Missouri........ Oct. 2, 1913.......................................... Surrendered Charter, June 19, 1937 Mendon....................... Mendon........................ Chariton.................. Missouri........ Oct. 28, 1925........................................ Consol. with Warren No. 74, July 1, 2004 Moundville.................. Moundville.................. Vernon..................... Missouri........ Oct. 2, 1913.......................................... Surrendered May 2, 1925 Tower Grove................ St. Louis...................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ Oct. 2, 1913.......................................... Consol. with Meridian No. 2, Oct. 11, 1973 Steele........................... Steele........................... Pemiscot.................. Missouri........ Oct. 1, 1914.......................................... Consol. with Caruthersville No. 461, Dec. 17, 1985 Tuscumbia................... Tuscumbia................... Miller....................... Missouri........ Oct. 1, 1914.......................................... Consol. with Ionia No. 381, Aug. 21, 1923 Weaubleau.................. Weaubleau.................. Hickory.................... Missouri........ Oct. 1, 1914.......................................... Surrendered Sept. 17, 1927 Triangle....................... St. Louis...................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 29, 1915...................................... Consol. with Clayton 601, July 12, 1990 Jennings...................... Jennings...................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 21, 1916...................................... Consol. with Ferguson-Berkeley, May 6, 1999 Trinity......................... St. Louis...................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 21, 1916...................................... Consol. with Keystone-Trinity No. 243, Feb. 17, 1988 Northeast.................... Kansas City................. Jackson.................... Missouri........ April 19, 1916...................................... Consol. with Sheffield No. 625, July 28, 1994 Grain Valley................ Grain Valley................ Jackson.................... Missouri........ Sept. 21, 1916...................................... Consol. with Blue Springs No. 337, Sept. 5, 2002 Clarkton...................... Clarkton...................... Dunklin.................... Missouri........ Dec. 15, 1948........................................ Consol. with Kennett No. 68, July 24, 2003 Clever.......................... Clever.......................... Christian................. Missouri........ Sept. 18, 1918...................................... United with Billings No. 379, Feb. 10, 1938 Shaveh......................... Creve Coeur................ St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 22, 1920...................................... Consol. with Rose Hill No. 550, Aug. 22, 1989 Noel............................. Noel............................. McDonald................ Missouri........ Sept. 22, 1920...................................... Consol. with Anderson No. 621, Dec. 14, 1983 Elmer........................... Elmer........................... Macon...................... Missouri........ Sept. 22, 1920...................................... Forfeited Charter, Dec. 21, 1971 University................... Clayton........................ St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 22, 1920...................................... Consol. with Clayton No. 601, July 3, 1981 Parma.......................... Parma.......................... New Madrid............. Missouri........ Sept. 22, 1920...................................... Consol. with Malden No. 406, Oct. 11, 1977 Cleveland.................... Cleveland.................... Cass......................... Missouri........ Sept. 22, 1920...................................... Consol. with Grand River No. 276, Nov. 21, 1996 Pilgrim........................ St. Louis...................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ Sept. 21, 1921...................................... Consol. with Webster Groves No. 84, July 15, 1983 Commonwealth*......... St. Louis...................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ Sept. 21, 1921...................................... Consol. with Missouri No. 1, April 19, 1975 Paul Revere-Progress. Florissant.................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Oct. 5, 1921.......................................... Consol. with Mizpah Mt. Moriah No. 40, May 25, 2000

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Purity.......................... Creve Coeur................ St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 21, 1921...................................... Consol. with Webster Groves No. 84, Nov. 26, 1991 Theodore Roosevelt†... University City........... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ Oct. 17, 1923........................................ Consol. with Aurora No. 267, April 3, 1984 Clarence...................... Clarence...................... Shelby...................... Missouri........ Oct. 22, 1924........................................ Consol. with Censer No. 172, Sept. 14, 1998 Rockhill....................... Kansas City................. Jackson.................... Missouri........ Nov. 12, 2001....................................... Consol. with Heroine No. 104, Nov. 12, 2001 Aldrich......................... Aldrich......................... Polk.......................... Missouri........ Oct. 26, 1927........................................ Surrendered Oct. 16, 1961 Wardell........................ Wardell........................ Pemiscott................. Missouri........ Sept. 2, 1951........................................ Consol. with Odom No. 671, April 7, 1988 Lilbourn...................... Lilbourn....................... New Madrid............. Missouri........ Sept. 30, 1932...................................... Consol. with New Madrid No. 429, Oct. 10, 1983 Berkely........................ Ferguson...................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 29, 1953...................................... Consol. with Ferguson No. 542, Sept. 11, 1998 Florissant.................... ..................................... ................................. Missouri........ .............................................................. Consol. with Overland-Occidental No. 623 Crestwood................... Crestwood.................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 27, 1961...................................... Consol. with Crestwood-Anchor No. 443, April 23, 1992 Bunker........................ Bunker......................... Reynolds.................. Missouri........ Sept. 30, 1975...................................... Consol. with Hopewell No. 239, Sept. 22, 2007 Viburnam.................... Viburnam.................... Iron.......................... Missouri........ Feb. 1, 1980.......................................... Consol. with Lebanon No. 77, Aug. 5, 2000 Lewis and Clark......... St. John....................... St. Louis.................. Missouri........ Sept. 28, 1987...................................... Consol. with Florissant No. 668, Dec. 11, 1995 Harry S. Truman........ Grandview................... Jackson.................... Missouri........ Sept. 25, 1991...................................... Consol. with Summit No. 263, Sept. 17, 2002

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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 Ronald W. Clark..................................... Savannah.............................................. Armenia.............................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................ 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................................................. David E. Austin...................................... St. Louis.......................................... Brazil, Orient of........................................................................................................ 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 ................................................................ St. Louis.................................................. Maine...............................Wayne T. Adams Reagan Baird.......................................... New Madrid.........................................Macedonia............................................................................................................. 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 Sam G. Austin........................................ Cape Girardeau..................... Newfoundland & Labrador............................................................................................... 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 ............................................................................................................................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 Jeremy M. Lowery................................. Cape Girardeau...................................... Serbia................................................................................................................ Jon B. Broyles........................................ Ballwin.................................................. Scotland.............................Barry M. Nutley Zelwin Eaton.......................................... Kirksville............................................... Sinaloa Russell Busby......................................... Dexter................................................... Slovenia.............................................................................................................. 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 ........................................................................................................... United Grand Lodge of Germany.........Wolfgang Vogel........................................................Frankfurt am Main Jonce Chidister....................................... Malden...............................Uniter Grand Lodge of Bulgaria........................................................................................... 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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GRAND REPRESENTATIVES   M.W. Grand Master Larry C. Reynolds accepted the recommendation 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 New York.................................... Alfred Mitchell Grand Lodge of Texas......................................... Walt W. Rogers   M.W. Grand Master Larry C. Reynolds, honored Master Masons from Missouri Lodges with the recommendation they get be commission Grand Representative of other Grand Lodges near the Grand Lodge of Missouri as follows:

Grand Lodge of Cyprus ................................Thomas L. Truman


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

105......................... Kirksville 126............................ Seaman 171........................... Hartford 210........................ Unionville 237............................ LaPlata 349..............................Pollock 366................................ Adair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kirksville.................................. Milan........................................ Hartford................................... Unionville................................. La Plata.................................... Pollock...................................... Kirksville..................................

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

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

Location

317 S Adams, Memphis, MO 63555................................................................... RR 1 Box 63 A, Rutledge, MO 63563................................................................. RR1 Box 28, Edina, MO 63537.......................................................................... PO Box 53, Queen City, MO 63561.................................................................... 978 N Jefferson, Kahoka, MO 63445................................................................. PO Box 23, Glenwood, MO 63541...................................................................... 11662 Suncrest Way, Greentop, MO 63546......................................................

19341 Orrick Trail, Kirksville, MO 63501........................................................ 16705 State Hwy 149, Livonia, MO 63551........................................................ 2414 North East, Kirksville, MO 63501............................................................ PO Box 84, La Plata, MO 63549........................................................................ 11277 Hwy B, Unionville, MO 63565................................................................ 22810 258th Rd., Unionville, MO 63565........................................................... 22241 Ponderosa Trl, Unionville, MO 63565....................................................

George Scurlock........................... Dan Daniel................................... Dan McCann................................ Larry T. Odom.............................

424 South Ballew, Princeton, MO 64673.......................................................... PO Box 315, Plattonsburg, MO 64670............................................................... 101 Rocky Rd., Gallatin, MO 64640.................................................................. 415 East 7th St, Trenton, MO 64683.................................................................

FOURTH DISTRICT

David Snipes................................ Loren Noland............................... Donald Powell.............................. Chad Mansfield............................ Eddie Schnelle............................. William Haines............................ Kelley Gatlin................................

THIRD DISTRICT

Ronald Gardner........................... Gary G. Gooch.............................. Terry Callahan............................. Jerry Rowland.............................. Rex Clark..................................... Melvin Lancaster......................... Joseph Summers..........................

Address 4042 Hwy 168, Palmyra, MO 63461.................................................................. 51741 Big Creek Ln., Hannibal, MO 63401...................................................... PO Box 248, Lewistown, MO 63452.................................................................. 2018 Pleasant St, Hannibal, MO 63401............................................................ PO Box 27, LaBelle, MO 63447.......................................................................... 1008 College St., Canton, MO 63435................................................................. RR 3 Box 26, Kahoka, MO 63445......................................................................

SECOND DISTRICT

James E. Yarbrough.................... Thomas Ruhl................................ Charles L. Arnold........................ Karl Kramer................................. Paul Harvey................................. Paul Rathbun............................... Shawn Mc Afee............................

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

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

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 PM 1st Friday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:00 PM 1st Tuesday, 12AM 3rd Monday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM

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

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

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

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 12AM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM

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10................................Agency 269.....................Brotherhood 71...........................Savannah 78.......................... St. Joseph 138............................. Lincoln 139..............................Oregon 189...........Charity-Zeredatha 238..........................Rushville 376.......................... King Hill 508.............................. Saxton 600................................Cosby

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

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

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

Grant City................................ Stanberry................................. Albany...................................... Allendale.................................. King City..................................

Location

3424 Nickel DrvSt Joseph, MO 64506............................................................... 1021 Randolph St., St Joseph, MO 64505......................................................... 310 S 14th St, Savannah, MO 64485................................................................. 2717 Southwest Trail, St. Joseph, MO 64506-1483.......................................... 8187 County Rd 58, Savannah, MO 64485....................................................... PO Box 524, Oregon, MO 64473........................................................................ 2933 Cook Rd, St Joseph, MO 64506................................................................. 35435 Brown Rd., Rushville, MO 64484........................................................... 5402 Pickett Rd., St Joseph, MO 64507............................................................ 2903 Teal Ct., St Joseph, MO 64506................................................................. 1605 N 43rd St., St. Joseph, MO 64506............................................................

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Lloyd Waller................................. Ronald G. Bailey.......................... David Ingersoll............................. Wesley F. Revels.......................... Larry E. Carr............................... David Lancey............................... Leroy Salmon............................... John Turnbull.............................. Jeffrey L. Jacobs.......................... David B. Johnson......................... Jerry Davidson.............................

SEVENTH DISTRICT

12786 Katy Rd, Hopkins, MO 64461................................................................. PO Box 125, Pickering, MO 64476.................................................................... 1260 W Crestview DrvMaryville, MO 64468.................................................... 30215 W Ave., Fairfax, MO 64446..................................................................... 610 E. 14th, Maryville, MO 64468.....................................................................

SIXTH DISTRICT Jerald Everhart............................ William Dobbins.......................... Marlin Slagle................................ Ralph Ball.................................... Rick Carter...................................

Address 308 S Main St PO Box 250, Grant City, MO 64456.......................................... 4456 285 Street, Stanberry, MO 64489-8132.................................................... 702 E Hwy 136, Albany, MO 64402................................................................... PO Box 98, Grant City, MO 64456.................................................................... 409 South 3rd, King City, MO 64463................................................................

FIFTH DISTRICT

Robert D. Hull.............................. Archie L. Thomas......................... Jay Ruckman .............................. Wilbur T. Osborne....................... Jackson C. Spiking......................

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Meeting Days

Chartered

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

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

10/12/1869 6/1/1866

2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 6/1/1866 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/19/1922 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 12AM 10/28/1844 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 10/14/1846 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 6/2/1866 2nd Monday, 7:30 PM 5/31/1855 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 5/28/1859 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 5/26/1865 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/13/1870 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 10/12/1882 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 9/30/1908

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

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

Daviess................... 15..................... Western Star Winston.................................... James Ford................................... PO Box 194, Stewartsville, MO 64490.............................................................. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM DeKalb.................... 37........................Continental Stewartsville............................ Garland Denny............................. 3353 NE Hebron Rd., Maysville, MO 64469..................................................... 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM DeKalb.................... 308............................. Parrott Maysville.................................. Leslie Read................................... PO Box 5, Coffey, MO 64636.............................................................................. 1st & 3rd Mondays, 8:00 PM

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS

2010 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 251


86...........................Brookfield 38................................. Callao 74...............................Warren 82.............................. Jackson 172.............................. Censer 228...........................Shelbina 481......................... Marceline

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

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

Fulton....................................... Mexico...................................... New Bloomfield........................ Tebbets..................................... Mokane..................................... Paris.........................................

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

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

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

Location

28603 Katy Dr, Brookfield, MO 64677.............................................................. 31249 Flamingo Rd., Callao, MO 63534-2816................................................... 328020 Rockford Hills Ave, Keytesville, MO 65261......................................... 311 S Campbell St., Edina, MO 63537.............................................................. 205 Broadway St., Macon, MO 63552............................................................... 714 Dickerson, Shelbina, MO 63468................................................................. 410 W Ira, Marceline, MO 64658.......................................................................

55382 Highway HH, Hannibal, MO 63401....................................................... 1118 CR 216, Hunnewell, MO 63443................................................................ 1114 Georgia St, Louisiana, MO 63353............................................................. 17516 Hwy. F, Bowling Green, MO 63334........................................................ 218 E Vine St, Mexico, MO 65265..................................................................... 45339 Audrain Co. Rd. 548, Vandalia, MO 63382............................................

6324 Cedar Oaks Dr, Fulton, MO 65251........................................................... 909 Concordia, Mexico, MO 65265.................................................................... 821 S. Summit Dr., Holt Summitt, MO 65043.................................................. 5418 State Hwy 94, Tebbetts, MO 65080.......................................................... 4394 Twin Oaks, Fulton, MO 65251.................................................................. 20942 Rt J, Paris, MO 65275.............................................................................

Joel C. Ridgway........................... Kenneth E. Redding.................... David Hochstetler........................ Phillip Mathis.............................. Mark E. Nichols........................... Jim Patton....................................

PO Box 65, Cairo, MO 65239-0049.................................................................... 2412 County Road 2610, Moberly, MO 65270................................................... 257 S Lake Cir., Cairo, MO 65239..................................................................... 1250 E Mc Kinsey St, Moberly, MO 65270....................................................... 625 Gilman Rd., Moberly, MO 65270................................................................ 6363 Hwy P, Clark, MO 65243..........................................................................

THIRTEENTH DISTRICT

John Douglas................................ Jared A. Price............................... James Tramme ll......................... Ralph M. Davis............................ Greg Dyer..................................... Ronald Landon.............................

TWELFTH DISTRICT

Cloyd Jackson.............................. Glen Wilson.................................. Dean Thomas............................... Martin Hanley............................. Kenneth Brundege....................... Rennie Davis................................

ELEVENTH DISTRICT

George Teeter............................... Gerald E. Thomas........................ Christopher Hughes.................... Loren Carriker............................. Anthony A. Zuccarini................... Jerry Miles................................... Johnnie Herndon.........................

Address 9750 NE Blair Rd, Breckenridge, MO 64625.................................................... PO Box 124, Dawn, MO 64638........................................................................... 709 Locust, Chillicothe, MO 64601.................................................................... PO Box 665, Kidder, MO 64649......................................................................... 7580 SE Apache Rd., Cowgill, MO 64637..........................................................

TENTH DISTRICT

George Raymond Johnston,Jr..... W. Dale Wood............................... Douglas Roberts........................... Thomas Swafford......................... Christopher Copeland..................

Secretary Name

NINTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

Chartered

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

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

1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 10/19/1842 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 10/13/1870 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 5/25/1854 3rd Monday, 7:30 PM 10/22/1902 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 9/28/1911 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM 10/17/1923

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 6/9/1853 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:00 PM 6/3/1866 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 10/12/1847 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 5/9/1851 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 10/15/1868 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 10/12/1876

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 6/2/1866 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 6/2/1866 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:00M 10/20/1845 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 10/15/1846 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 10/23/1903 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 5/29/1862 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/17/1889

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

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

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

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

219.......................Albert Pike 220..................... Kansas City 299.................... Temple Gate 446............................ Ivanhoe 617......................Swope Park 625........................... Sheffield 630......................... East Gate 656................... Country Club 659................................Alpha

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

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

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

8130 Southpoint Dr, Camden, MO 64017-9127................................................ 20405 Tri County Line Rd, Lawson, MO 64062-9682...................................... 186 Jackson, Liberty, MO 64068-2707.............................................................. PO Box 139, Cameron, MO 64429..................................................................... 207 Truman Rd, Plattsburg, MO 64477............................................................ 1216 St Louis Ave., Excelsior Springs, MO 64054............................................ PO Box 495, Kearney, MO 64060...................................................................... 10700 SE Crabapple, Adency, MO 64401.......................................................... 7005 N Montgall Ct, Gladstone, MO 64119...................................................... 400 N 33 Hwy, Holt, MO 64048.........................................................................

1630 NE 48th Terr, Kansas City, MO 64118.................................................... 8110 Broken Bridge Rd., Platte City, MO 64079.............................................. 7212 SW Karen Rd, Trimble, MO 64492........................................................... PO Box 116, Platte City, MO 64079-0116......................................................... 5625 NW Hutson Rd, Kansas City, MO 65151................................................. 8712 NW 82nd Terr #D, Kansas City, MO 64152............................................. 1000 Mary Kay Ln, Platte City, MO 64079......................................................

Teddie E. Harrison...................... Don Huggins................................ Lyman I. Ridgeway...................... Mark Hamilton............................ Kenneth Best............................... Cecil Wagers................................ Forrest Lowe ............................... Douglas S. Mc Donald................. William Perry...............................

16421 Crackerneck Rd, Independence, MO 64055.......................................... 8001 N Lydia Ave, Kansas City, MO 64118..................................................... 708 Glendale Rd., Liberty, MO 64068-2818...................................................... 9728 NW Overhill Dr, Parkville, MO 64152..................................................... 8830 Evertt, Kansas City, MO 64138................................................................ 3220 S Overton Ave, Independence, MO 64052................................................ 8412 East 49th, Kansas City, MO 64129.......................................................... 10351 N Cherry Dr., Kansas City, MO 64155.................................................. 1539 Swift, North Kansas City, MO 64116.......................................................

EIGHTEENTH DISTRICT

Jack DeSelms............................... Douglas H. Reece......................... Michael Wheeler.......................... Carl E. Riddle............................... Roy Orth....................................... Jeff Davis...................................... Larry Davis..................................

SEVENTEENTH DISTRICT

F. Wayne Dugan.......................... R. Wayne Briant.......................... Ronald L. Elliott.......................... James Martin............................... Skip Willdermood........................ Justin O’Dell................................ Patrick McGuire.......................... Bruce Andrews............................. Franklin Lukenbill...................... Greg Golden.................................

Address

601 N College, Richmond, MO 64085................................................................ 706 S Russell, Odessa, MO 64076..................................................................... 7778 Vandiver, Richmond, MO 64085............................................................... 2004 Cypress St., Higginsville, MO 64037........................................................ 325 Floyd Rd., Orrick, MO 64077...................................................................... 103 E College St, Odessa, MO 64076................................................................

SIXTEENTH DISTRICT

James Carter................................ Gentry Slone................................ John Long..................................... Robert L. Hayes........................... Kenneth Mc Afee......................... Robert Keyserling........................

FIFTEENTH DISTRICT

Kenneth Osborn . ........................ Francis L. Vaught........................ Steven W. Walden........................ Gary E. Zumalt............................ August Leo Bottom...................... Roland Wood ............................... Riegge Crose.................................

Rt 4 Box 2037-A, Marshall, MO 65340.............................................................. 906 S Locust, Sweet Springs, MO 65361-1518................................................. 1305 Pearl, Carrollton, MO 64633..................................................................... 107 W. Walnut, Waverly, MO 64096-9737........................................................ 929 North Elm, Slater, MO 65349..................................................................... 1011 Mar Dr., Marshall, MO 65340.................................................................. 33510 Hwy M, Bosworth, MO 64623.................................................................

FOURTEENTH DISTRICT Secretary Name

Meeting Days

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

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7PM 2nd Monday, 7PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 12AM

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

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 8:00 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 12AM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st Thursday, 8:00 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 3rd Thurs, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 1st Tue. & 3rd Mon., 7:00 PM

10/17/1895 5/30/1861 10/15/1868 10/17/1901 9/28/1911 9/25/1912 10/2/1913 9/21/1921 9/21/1921

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

5/28/1859 10/13/1871 10/9/1840 10/19/1867 5/9/1850 5/30/1861 9/26/2005 10/16/1872 10/16/1872 10/12/1882

3rd Monday, 7:30 PM 10/12/1842 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 6/4/1855 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 9/21/1921 4th Monday, 7:30 PM 10/14/1880 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/15/1873

2nd Thursday, 7:30 PM 3rd Thursday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd Tuesday, 12AM 1st Tuesday, 7:00 PM 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Kansas City.............................. Kansas City.............................. Kansas City.............................. Kansas City.............................. Kansas City.............................. Kansas City.............................. Kansas City.............................. Kansas City.............................. North Kansas City...................

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

Missouri City........................... Lawson..................................... Liberty...................................... Cameron................................... Plattsburg................................ Excelsior Springs..................... Kearney.................................... Gower....................................... Smithville................................. Lathrop.....................................

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

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

Location

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS

2010 253


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

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

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

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

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

Jackson................... Jackson................... Jackson................... Jackson................... Jackson................... Jackson................... Jackson................... Jackson................... Jackson................... Jackson...................

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

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

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

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

Location

Rt. 2, Box 272, Adrian, MO 64720..................................................................... 31804 S McClain Rd, Harrisonville, MO 64701................................................ 22901 E 283rd St, Harrisonville, MO 64701..................................................... 1905 East 281St. Rd., Cleveland, MO 64734-8971........................................... 301 Pacific Dr., Belton, MO 64012-2931........................................................... 18608 E. Hubach Hill Rd., Pleasant Hill, MO 64080......................................

205 W Birch Dr., Windsor, MO 65360............................................................... PO Box 54, Green Ridge, MO 65332.................................................................. 932 Ridge Dr., Warrensburg, MO 64093........................................................... 230 SE 581, Warrensburg, MO 64093............................................................... 137 SE 125th Rd, Warrensburg, MO 64093...................................................... 27052 Camp Branch Rd, Sedalia, MO 65301.................................................... 614 McPherson, Knob Knoster, MO 65336....................................................... 653 NW 500, Clinton, MO 64735.......................................................................

Robert H. Bray............................. John Holtzclaw............................ Greg Pauley.................................. James G. Wade............................ Bruce E. Martin........................... Richard Schulz............................. Wayne Maxwell............................ Don Felten.................................... Jason Ellis....................................

PO Box 290, Fayette, MO 65248........................................................................ 2400A Boonslick Dr., Boonville, MO 65233...................................................... 429 S Jenkins, Centralia, MO 65240................................................................. 2801 W Henley Dr, Columbia, MO 65202-2659................................................ 2121 East Rt. M, Hartsburg, MO 65039........................................................... 6150 Breezewood Dr., Columbia, MO 65202..................................................... 950 Roby Farm Rd., Rocheport, MO 65279....................................................... 11999 Hwy F, Bunceton, MO 65237.................................................................. 7380 E Southern Dr, Columbia, MO 65201......................................................

TWENTY-SECOND DISTRICT

Wesley D. Wiley........................... William Talley.............................. John T. Cecilia............................. Scott Strohmeyer......................... Michael Sutton............................. Kenneth Wasson.......................... Larry Fox...................................... Bryant Smith...............................

TWENTY-FIRST DISTRICT

David E. Reiman.......................... Dale Carpenter............................ Art Reece...................................... Jon Howard Seabaugh................. Richard Calvin Middleton........... James W. Williams......................

Address 401 SW 21st, Blue Springs, MO 64015-4027.................................................... 1719 S. Pearl St., Independence, MO 64055-1433............................................ 302 NW Shagbark, Lees Summit, MO 64064................................................... 8229 NW Barrybrooke Ct., Kansas City, MO 64151-1086............................... 1403 E. Parker Ave., Independence, MO 64050-3118...................................... 608 Twilight Dr, Raymore, MO 64083.............................................................. 39100 E Cline Rd, Lone Jack, MO 64070.......................................................... 125 Groom Ave, Liberty, MO 64068.................................................................. 621 S Cedar, Independence, MO 64053............................................................. 21705 S Soryl Ave, Peculiar, MO 64078............................................................

TWENTIETH DISTRICT

William E. Broggi, Sr................... Ronald M Hickey......................... Bob Spence .................................. Thomas L. Coleman..................... Kenneth M. Fitzgerel................... Chris Harrelson........................... Kenneth Crawford....................... John Hess..................................... Stanley Stine................................ Bernard Meister...........................

Secretary Name

NINETEENTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

Chartered

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

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

10/9/1841 10/19/1867 10/19/1867 5/28/1859 10/17/1878 10/17/1873 10/16/1872 9/29/1909

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM 6/2/1866 2nd Wednesday, 7 PM 5/24/1864 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 5/26/1865 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/15/1868 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 10/15/1868 3rd Thurs. of the Month, 7:30 PM 10/15/1868 3rd Thursday, 7:30 PM 10/16/1879 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 10/15/1890

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

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/13/1887 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 10/14/1846 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 10/15/1868 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 9:30 AM 10/17/1923 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 10/12/1869 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/13/1871 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/13/1871 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 10/11/1877 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7:30 PM 9/28/1911 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 9/28/1911

254 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2010


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

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

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

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

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

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

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

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

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

Location

860 Louisiana St., Sullivan, MO 63080............................................................. PO Box 552, Hermann, MO 65041.................................................................... 33 Melshu Ln., Labadie, MO 63055................................................................... 3320 Hwy A, Washington, MO 63090................................................................ 6884 Providence Rd., House Springs, MO 63051.............................................. 620 W Union St Apt 4, Pacific, MO 63069........................................................ 1752 Hwy N, Pacific, MO 63069........................................................................ 1925 Highway K, St. Clair, MO 63077.............................................................. 6546 Hwy Y, Gerald, MO 63037........................................................................ PO Box 168, Owensville, MO 65066..................................................................

#24 Clear Creek Ln, New Florence, MO 63363................................................ 116 Hwy F, High Hill, MO 63350...................................................................... 29322 N Stringtown, Foristell, MO 63348........................................................ 4640 Hwy H, St Charles, MO 63301.................................................................. 507 Hwy CC, Montgomery City, MO 63381...................................................... PO Box 67, Olney, MO 63370............................................................................. 26342 Falling leaf Dr, Warrenton, MO 63383..................................................

R Bruce Hubbard......................... Christopher Newbold................... Frank Davis................................. Robert Kindred............................ Kenneth Wright........................... Donald G. Owens......................... Larry Kelley.................................

1220 S Third St, Troy, MO 63379...................................................................... 1601 Prospector Trl, Wentzville, MO 63385..................................................... 125 Braewood Cir., St Charles, MO 63301....................................................... 215 Cherry Lane, Elsberry, MO 63343............................................................. 2813 Yale Blvd., St Charles, MO 63301............................................................ 1 Sunset Ln., St Peters, MO 63376................................................................... 912 Tilbury. L., St Charles, MO 63301.............................................................

TWENTY-SIXTH DISTRICT

Robert Schmidt............................ Phillip Wayne Engel.................... Kenneth Dingerson...................... John Shelton................................ Thomas Cahall............................. William W. Haines....................... Henry Powell................................

TWENTY-FIFTH DISTRICT

Samuel J. Story............................ Richard B Requarth..................... David Wicks................................. John L. Erfurdt............................ Robert E. Bauer........................... Arnold Haddock........................... Robert Sanders............................ Edward Burton............................ Clarence Barrows........................ John Kreter..................................

Address 4239 St Michaels Rd, Lohman, MO 65053........................................................ 202 Linda Lane, California, MO 65018............................................................. 909 Bannister Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109................................................... 106 Arrowhead Dr., Lake Ozark, MO 65049.................................................... PO Box 341, Versailles, MO 65084.................................................................... 75 Huesgen Lnn, Bonnots Mill, MO 65016.......................................................

TWENTY-FOURTH DISTRICT

James Thomas............................. George Shelley............................. Steven D. Duncan........................ Dan Gier....................................... O.H. Patten.................................. Norman Zweifel...........................

Secretary Name

TWENTY-THIRD DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

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

2nd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 3rd Monday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 12AM 4th Friday Night, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 8:00 PM 1st Friday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7PM

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

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

Chartered

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

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

10/14/1841 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

5/28/1859 10/19/1867 10/18/1923 10/19/1898

11/15/1841 10/19/1898

2010 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 255


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

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

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

Lodge

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

No.

3..................................Beacon 25.............................Naphtali 40...... Mizpah Mount Moriah 80........................... Bridgeton 360..............................Tuscan 576....................Olive Branch 623....... Overland-Occidental

County

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

St. Louis................................... St. Louis................................... .................................................. Fenton...................................... Crestwood................................. St. Louis................................... Crestwood................................. Crestwood................................. Mehlville.................................. Mehlville.................................. St. Louis...................................

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

Hazelwood................................ St. Louis................................... Florissant................................. St. John’s . ............................... St. Louis................................... St. Louis................................... Overland...................................

Location

David Jacobi................................. Robert G. Mayer........................... Ashley Underwood....................... Jeff Howard.................................. William Zimmerman................... Dwight Wyatt............................... Walter Sawicki, II........................ Erie Gonzalez-Rubio.................... Dennis Fetter .............................. Michael Toombs........................... John Litzau..................................

3025 Silver Bow Ct., St. Louis, MO 63129........................................................ 3952 Tholozan, St. Louis, MO 63116................................................................. 5214 Grace Ave, St Louis, MO,63116................................................................ 35 Worthy Ct, Fenton, MO, 63026..................................................................... 1333 Marlann, St Louis, MO 63131................................................................... 560 Maggoffin Rd, St Louis, MO 63129............................................................. 4562 Newport Ave., St. Louis, MO 63116......................................................... 5984 Parkedge, House Springs, MO, 63051...................................................... 101 E Donaldson Dr, St. Louis, MO63129........................................................ 2031 Pearl Dr, Arnold, MO 63010..................................................................... 3002 Arrowhead Point Dr., St. Louis, MO 63129-5240....................................

DISTRICT 27C

2500 McClay Gardens Dr., St Peters, MO 63376............................................. 1311 Wayne Dr, Bismark, MO 63624................................................................ 124 Lock Dr., Ballwin, MO 63011...................................................................... 32 Weldon Springs Heights, St Charles, MO 63304......................................... 1335 Greenmar Dr., Fenton, MO 63026-3350................................................... 139 Manlyn Dr., Saint Louis, MO 63122-2833................................................. 61 Hillcrest Blvd., Ballwin, MO,63021-5255..................................................... 1702 Shallowbrook Dr, St Louis, MO 63146..................................................... 8640 Green Springs Dr, St Louis, MO 63123....................................................

DISTRICT 27B Phillip Barbour............................ Joe Robinson................................ Donald D. Dahlem....................... Thomas Gooch.............................. David W. Haywood...................... Jack D. Heidbreder...................... Bobbie G. Dillon........................... Rick Oloteo................................... Charles Wiegert...........................

Address 2525 Greenberry Dr, Florissant, MO 63033..................................................... 765 Venneman Ave., St. Louis, MO 63122-3249............................................... 475 Durwood, Florissant, MO 63033................................................................. 6 Drummond Dr, Ferguson, MO 63135............................................................. 1625 Summer Run Dr unit 12, Florissant, MO 63033..................................... 4562 Newport Ave., St. Louis, MO 63116-2410................................................ 11715 Larimore Rd, St Louis, MO 63138..........................................................

DISTRICT 27A

Francis Buchholz......................... Jesse J. Jannusch........................ Gary Hatchard............................. Garold Fritchey............................ HG Jerry Surkamp...................... Walter S. Sawicki, II.................... Ronald Angel................................

Secretary Name

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

Chartered

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

5/10/1849 10/14/1839 10/17/1995 10/14/1846 10/13/1870 9/27/1906

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 5/6/1852 2nd 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 5/10/1849 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 7-Nov 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7:30 PM 10/15/1868 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/16/1872 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 4/27/1996 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 9/27/1971 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 3/15/1997

1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 12 AM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 PM 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 PM

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM Third Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 12 AM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 10:00 AM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM

256 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2010


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

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

273............................St. Clair 279................... Hogles Creek 288........................Hermitage 342................................Circle 403....................... Lowry City 653...........................Shawnee

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

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

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

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

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

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

Location

PO Box AL, Steelville, MO 65565...................................................................... 206 N 12th St., Linn, MO 65051........................................................................ 1008 Cypress Dr., Rolla, MO 65401................................................................... 205 W Scenic Rivers Blvd, Salem, MO 65560................................................... 501 Lariat Ln., Rolla, MO 65401....................................................................... 615 N Park Ave, Cuba, MO 65453..................................................................... PO Box 861, Belle, MO 65013............................................................................ 1103 Highland Dr, Rolla, MO 65401................................................................. 22393 Hwy C, Belle, MO 65013.........................................................................

4754 State Rd T, Stoutland, MO 65567............................................................. 151 Planter Rd., Sunrise Beach, MO 65079...................................................... PO Box 469, Dixon, MO 65459........................................................................... 22435 Hwy DD, Crocker, MO 65452................................................................. 15697 Badger Rd, Richland, MO 65556............................................................ 162 Brockman Springs Rd, Tuscumbia, MO 65082.......................................... 36 Montgomery Rd., Tunas, MO 65764............................................................. 11 Birch Rd., Phillipsburg, MO 65722-9601.....................................................

Eugene Smith............................... Robert E. Bulmer......................... Cleo Fields.................................... Douglas Pyeatt............................. Billy J. Bailey............................... Wade Land ..................................

5025 NE 50 RD, Osceola, MO 64776................................................................. RR 2 Box 2523, Wheatland, MO 65779............................................................. RT 1 Box 1433, Cross Timbers, MO 65634....................................................... 11595 SE 50 Rd, Oscelo, MO 64776................................................................... 10241 NE 1461 Prt. Rd., Osceola, MO 64776.................................................... 23128 Valley Rd, Warsaw, MO 65355...............................................................

THIRTY-FIRST DISTRICT

Norman Calk................................ James Portwood........................... Steve Martin................................ Steve Eberharter......................... Donald Ferguson.......................... Gary Shriner................................ John Young.................................. James W. Fisher..........................

THIRTIETH DISTRICT

Wayne W. Blunt........................... Owen Wagner............................... Frank L. Jurotich......................... James Heavin............................... Phil DeLashmit............................ Bill Dean...................................... Tim A. Lehnhoff........................... Christopher Smith....................... Bernard Mc Intyre.......................

Address 16892 S State Hwy 21, Potosi, MO 63664......................................................... 395 Pne Blvd., Lonedell, MO 63060.................................................................. 100 Hwy Z, Steelville, MO 65565...................................................................... 5962 Spruce St, Park Hills, MO 63601.............................................................. 10426 Lake Crest Dr, Hillsboro, MO 63050...................................................... PO Box 155, Herculaneum, MO 63048............................................................. PO Box 155, Herculaneum, MO 63048-0155.................................................... 3624 Brittany Ln., De Soto, MO 63020............................................................. 11724 St Hwy BB, Caledonia, MO 63631..........................................................

TWENTY-NINTH DISTRICT

Gerald Bush................................. Charles Callaway......................... Kenneth Couch............................ Stanley Hoff................................. Gary Wynn................................... Elmo Blum................................... A. Elmo Blum............................... James Ketcherside....................... Ronald Pierce...............................

Secretary Name

TWENTY-EIGHTTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

3rd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 1st Thursday, 7:00 PM 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 PM 1st Friday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 8:00 PM

1st Thursday, 7:00 PM 2nd Thursday, 7:00 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 PM 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 PM 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 1st Saturday, 7:00 PM 1st Saturday, 7:30 PM

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

Sat. Before 1st Full Moon, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd Monday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Saturday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd Saturday, 7:30 PM 3rd Saturday, 7:00 PM

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

10/14/1846 10/17/1878 5/30/1861 5/29/1862 5/29/1863 10/13/1887 9/27/1906 9/27/1906 10/15/1885

4/7/1825 10/19/1867 5/28/1851 5/26/1864 5/31/1856 10/15/1868 10/19/1922 10/13/1887 10/1/1914

Chartered

2010 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 257


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

5.................................. United 7............................ O’Sullivan 100........................ Ash Grove 195............................. Bolivar 271........................... Solomon 361.............................Riddick 422..........Gate of the Temple 467................. Pleasant Hope 570........................... Republic 608...........................Strafford 620............................. Willard 678........................... Daylight 683........................University

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

Lodge

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

No.

141...................... Amsterdam 254...............................Butler 68......................Crescent Hill 412...................Appleton City

County

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

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

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

Amsterdam............................... Butler....................................... Adrian....................................... Apppleton City.........................

Location

511 Garfield St., Greenfield, MO 65661............................................................ 224 N Main St, Liberal, MO 64762.................................................................... 10130 S Hwy. J, Stockton, MO 65787............................................................... 647 N CC Hwy, Lamar, MO 64759.................................................................... 411 S. West, Nevada, MO 64772........................................................................ 19225 S 725 Rd, Stockton, MO 65785............................................................... PO Box 115, Sheldon, MO 64784....................................................................... Rt 1 Box 324, Nevada, MO 64772...................................................................... 1400 S. 951 Rd., El Dorado Springs, MO 64744............................................... 18442 S 400 Rd, Deerfield, MO 64741............................................................... 21517 S 1813 Rd, Nevada, MO 64772...............................................................

James A. Nunn, Jr....................... Steve Gilkey................................. Ed Fauccett.................................. James Whitman........................... Lee Schumacher........................... David Andrews............................. Roger V. Wreath.......................... James R Billedo........................... John R. Watson............................ Ricky Thompson........................... Rick Baker.................................... Eugene G. Kragnes...................... Hershel Gott.................................

7462 N. Farm Rd. 203, Strafford, MO 65757.................................................... 317 Walnut, Walnut Grove, MO 65770............................................................. 2213 E Logan, Republic, MO 65738.................................................................. 403 West South St. Apt 4, Bolivar, MO 65613.................................................. 3020 S Sagamont Ave. Apt C-11, Springfield, MO 65807................................ PO Box 964, Buffalo, MO 65622........................................................................ 626 E. Wayland, Springfield, MO 65807........................................................... 224 Hedgerow Dr, Ozark, MO 65721................................................................ 4928 S Bailey St., Republic, MO 65738............................................................. 700 N Old Orchard, Strafford, MO 65757......................................................... 10073 W Hwy T, Bois Arc, MO 65612............................................................... 4038 S. Parkhill Ct., Springfield, MO 65807..................................................... 2754 N Oak Park Dr., Springfield, MO 65803..................................................

THIRTY-FOURTH DISTRICT

John W. Shoemaker..................... T.D. Yount.................................... James Pearson............................. C.L. Squires.................................. Gary Jones................................... Ed Sprenkle.................................. Ryan Danley................................. Robert L Bryan............................ James Leonard............................. Everett L Wolfe............................ Richard McCrery..........................

Address RTE 1 Box 389, Amoret, MO 64722................................................................... 515 E Lake, Butler, MO 64730.......................................................................... Rt. 2 Box 263, Butler, MO 64730....................................................................... 3310 NW 751 Rd, Appleton City, MO 64724.....................................................

THIRTY-THIRD DISTRICT

Carl Stanfill.................................. Rick Hurshman............................ Larry White.................................. Robert Dines................................

Secretary Name

THIRTY-SECOND DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

3rd Monday, 7:00 PM 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 2nd Thursday, 12AM 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 2nd Monday, 7:00 PM 4th Tuesday, 7:00 PM 3rd Thursday, 7:30 PM 2nd Thursday, 7:30 PM 2nd Thursday, 6:00 PM 1st Thursday, 7:00 PM 1st Monday, 7:30 PM 1st Monday, 9:00 AM 4th Friday, 7:00 PM

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

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

Chartered

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 9/24/2002

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 10/17/1895 9/29/1909

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

258 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2010


239.......................... Hopewell 353.......................Barnesville 555...................Summersville 579............................Grandin 607......................... Eminence

110............................. Marcus 132......................Farmington 154......................Elvins-Ionic 234......................St. Francois 424.......................Samaritian 551.........................Pendleton 598.........................Leadwood

Madison.................. St. Francois............ St. Francois............ St. Francois............ St. Francois............ St. Francois............ St. Francois............

Lodge

Reynolds................. Reynolds................. Texas....................... Carter .................... Shannon..................

No.

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

County

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

Fredericktown.......................... Farmington.............................. Desloge..................................... Libertyville............................... Bonne Terre............................. Doe Run.................................... Leadwood.................................

Lesterville................................ Ellington................................... Summersville........................... Grandin.................................... Eminence..................................

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

Location

RR 1 Box 151B, Annapolis, MO 63620.............................................................. 8231 Hwy H, Ellington, MO 63638.................................................................... PO Box 6, Summersville, MO 65571-6702........................................................ PO Box 216, Grandin, MO 63943...................................................................... PO Box 208, Eminence, MO 65466....................................................................

Hugo Walka.................................. Lee Francis................................... Doug Bales................................... E Wayne Hutchings..................... Daniel Ward................................. Glen (Eddie) Watkins.................. Carl Cantrell................................

1043 Madison 539, Fredericktown, MO 63645................................................. 911 W Columbia St, Farmington, MO 63640.................................................... PO Box 1566, Desloge, MO 63601..................................................................... 310 Center St, Farmington, MO 63640............................................................. 1004 W Ridge Rd, Bonne Terre, MO 63628...................................................... 3773 Hwy 221, Doe Run, MO 63637.................................................................. 25 Russell Dr, Bismarck, MO 62624.................................................................

THIRTY-SEVENTH DISTRICT

Daniel Byron................................ David Martin................................ Hugh Anderson, Jr...................... Bill Beardsley............................... Richard Tyler...............................

Address PO Box 607, Ava, MO 65608.............................................................................. 179 Nease Ln, Marshfield, MO 65706............................................................... 24990 CR 6640, Beulah, MO 65436................................................................... PO Box 3523, Springfield, MO 65808................................................................ 17416 Oakwood Rd, Houston, MO 65483.......................................................... 4005 St Hwy KK, Rogersville, MO 65742......................................................... 874 Buckbrush Rd., Seymour, MO 65746......................................................... PO Box 105, Plato, MO 65552............................................................................ 4350 E Farm Rd. 186, Rogersville, MO 65742.................................................. 3221 Oetting Rd, Mansfield, MO 65704............................................................ 907 Oakland Ave, Mountain Grove, MO 65711................................................

THIRTY-SIXTH DISTRICT

Thomas Williams......................... Rick Anderson.............................. Doyt Lusby................................... David Smith................................. Reese Bucher................................ Randall J. Jones........................... Mark Nichols................................ Harold Dandridge........................ Fred S. Livingston....................... David Gray................................... Michael Anthony..........................

Secretary Name

THIRTY-FIFTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 12AM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 PM 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Saturdays

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

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

Chartered

5/10/1849 5/10/1851 10/17/1901 5/26/1864 10/16/1872 10/14/1891 9/30/1909

10/13/1881 9/27/1906 10/15/1891 9/27/1906 9/29/1909

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

2010 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 259


153........................Bloomfield 184.............................. Morley 310........................... Sikeston 407....................... Charleston 489.......................... Lakeville 532.............................. Dexter 573...............................Bernie 596...............................Puxico

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

107........................ Greenville 209..................... Poplar Bluff 369........................ Composite 526.............................. Wayne 568.............................. Naylor

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

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

Lodge

Stoddard................. Scott........................ Sikeston.................. Mississippi.............. Stoddard................. Stoddard................. Stoddard................. Stoddard.................

No.

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

County

Cape Girardeau...... Cape Girardeau...... St. Genevieve.......... Cape Girardeau...... Bollinger................. Cape Girardeau...... Bollinger................. Scott........................ Perry....................... Cape Girardeau......

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

Kennett..................................... Conran...................................... Campbell.................................. Hornersville............................. New Madrid............................. Caruthersville..........................

Bloomfield................................ Morley...................................... Sikeston.................................... Charleston................................ Bell City................................... Dexter....................................... Bernie....................................... Puxico.......................................

Cape Girardeau....................... Millersville............................... St. Marys.................................. Whitewater.............................. Marble Hill............................... Jackson..................................... Zalma........................................ Chaffee..................................... Perryville.................................. Cape Girardeau.......................

Location

502 N Viola St, Bloomfield, MO 63825.............................................................. PO Box 171, Oran, MO 63771............................................................................ 331 Country Rd 480, Sikeston, MO 63801........................................................ 1413 E. Commercial, Charleston, MO 63834.................................................... 31208 Ringer Hill Ln, Orlan, MO 63771........................................................... 701 Albert St, Dexter, MO 63841...................................................................... 830 Moore St., Dexter, MO 63841...................................................................... 20046 County Rd. 283, Puxico, MO 63960........................................................

2307 South Ave., Kennett, MO 63857............................................................... 509 East 5th St, Portageville, MO 63873.......................................................... 39803 W Dorothy Dr, Malden, MO 63863......................................................... PO Box 334, Hornersville, MO 63855................................................................ PO Box 368, New Madrid, MO 63869-0203...................................................... 3597 State Hwy J, Hayti, MO 63851.................................................................

David N. Bollinger....................... Bobby Gene Livesay.................... Perry Jenks.................................. Mark Hackworth.......................... Bob Brannum...............................

PO Box 241, Greenville, MO 63944................................................................... 795 CR 311, Poplar Bluff, MO 63902................................................................ HC1 Box 693, Fairdealing, MO 63939............................................................... Rt 4 Box 4253-A, Piedment, MO 63957............................................................. 565 CR 304, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901................................................................

FORTY-FIRST DISTRICT

Kenneth Sample.......................... Rodney Walls............................... Matthew Rhine............................ James Powell................................ Charles C. Hatley........................ Milburn Mc Call...........................

FORTIETH DISTRICT

Johnny M. Robey, Sr.................... Lloyd Michelsen........................... Robert Barnes.............................. Richard Griggs............................. William Knoderer........................ Dewey J. Pry................................ Jeffery Fyke................................. Leo H. Lowery..............................

Address 1281 Kingsway Dr, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.............................................. 287 Scotts Pine Ln., Oak Ridge, MO 63769...................................................... 3733 Plattin Rd., Festus, MO 63028................................................................. 2556 Cobblestone Ct., Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.......................................... 1281 Kingsway Dr, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.............................................. 802 Aaron Dr, Jackson, MO 63755.................................................................... HC 2 Box 545, Zalma, MO 63787...................................................................... 1281 Kingsway Dr., Cape Girardeau, MO 63701............................................. 21512 Hwy C, Perryville, MO 63775................................................................. PO Box 203, Delta, MO 63744...........................................................................

THIRTY-NINTH DISTRICT

Dave Rutherford.......................... Donald England........................... Shawn Caldwell........................... Blaine Morton.............................. David Rutherford......................... Eddie Schreiner........................... Tommy West................................ Dave Rutherford.......................... Harold Corse................................ Michael Perry...............................

Secretary Name

THIRTY-EIGHTTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

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

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

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

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

Chartered

10/4/1886 5/30/1861 10/13/1871 10/15/1885 9/29/1904

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

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

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379.............................Billings 296.............................. Sparta 352.............................. Friend 453.............................Forsyth 515..............................Galena 587............................Branson 680....................... Table Rock

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

197.......................... Carthage 335............................... Joplin 345........................Fellowship 398...............................Jasper 471............................ Mineral 512........................ Webb City 549...................Carl Junction 586.......................... Criterion 681........ Southwest Heritage

247............................. Neosho 293............................Sarcoxie 514............................. Granby 538................................Stella 621..........................Anderson

Lawrence................ Barry....................... Lawrence................ Barry....................... Lawrence................ Barry....................... Barry.......................

Jasper..................... Jasper..................... Jasper..................... Jasper..................... Jasper..................... Jasper..................... Jasper..................... Jasper..................... Jasper.....................

Newton.................... Jasper..................... Newton.................... Newton.................... Mc Donald...............

Lodge

Christian................. Christian................. Christian................. Taney...................... Stone....................... Taney...................... Stone.......................

No.

298.......................... Sampson 327...................... Mount Zion 365............................... Bayou 387..........................Woodside 463.............................. Clifton 496................... Robert Burns 536........................... Ingomar 637................ Mountain View

County

Ozark...................... Howell..................... Ozark...................... Oregon.................... Oregon.................... Ozark...................... Howell..................... Howell.....................

20872 Lawrence 2130, Aurora, MO 65605........................................................ 5565 Lawrence 2110, Stotts City, MO 65756.................................................... 13397 Lawrence, Verona, MO 65769................................................................. 10130 Farm Rd 1102, Cassville, MO 65625...................................................... 2848 Farm Road 2025, Pierce City, MO 65723................................................. 28184 Farm Rd 1000, Seligman, MO 65745..................................................... PO Box 542, Shell Knob, MO 65747..................................................................

PO Box 246, Carthage, MO 64836..................................................................... 4195 S. Duquesne Rd, Joplin, MO 64804.......................................................... 817 W 9th St, Joplin, MO 64801........................................................................ 110 S. 6th, Jasper, MO 64755............................................................................ 106 n Sergent, JoplinvMO 64801...................................................................... 1549 Heather Ln, Webb City, MO 64870.......................................................... 489 W Eclipse, Joplin, MO 64801...................................................................... 4500 E. 26th St., Joplin, MO 64804-3451.......................................................... PO Box 273, Asbury, MO 64832........................................................................

Henry A. Freund.......................... J. Richard Royce.......................... Stanley Johnson........................... Robert L. Hart.............................. Glenn Clifton................................

740 Oakridge Dr., Neosho, MO 64850............................................................... 4846 S. Louise, Battlefield, MO 65619.............................................................. 309 Little Mill, Granby, MO 64844................................................................... PO Box 134, Stella, MO 64867-0134................................................................. PO Box 665, Alba, MO 64830.............................................................................

FORTY-SIXTH DISTRICT

Jerry Maggard............................. William E. Gilstrap...................... Richard Lowery............................ Don Rives..................................... Jason Walker............................... Harold Bass.................................. Burnard Massey........................... Wayne A. Lawson........................ Robert B. Gilmore Jr...................

FORTY-FIFTH DISTRICT

James Maenner............................ Jeffrey V. Wright......................... Donald La Rue............................. Gail A. Purves.............................. Newell R. Ward............................ Michael Cook................................ Steve Elliott.................................

Address

804 Dyann Dr., Nixa, MO 65714....................................................................... 273 Payne Dr., Sparta, MO 65753..................................................................... 806 S 14th Ave., Ozark, MO 65721................................................................... 15389 Hwy 160, Forsyth, MO 65653-5002........................................................ 597 Walnut Tree Dr., Galena, MO 65656.......................................................... 482 Shady Dr, Branson, MO 65616.................................................................. 160 Ravenwood Ln, Lampe, MO 65681.............................................................

FORTY-FOURTH DISTRICT

David Hart................................... Dale R. Roller............................... Paul Baum.................................... Noel Campbell.............................. Carnell E. Cutbirth...................... Herb Terrill.................................. Lloyd Root....................................

FORTY-THIRD DISTRICT

Wesley Frazer.............................. Jerry Marsh ................................ Wayne Krause.............................. Robert Rogers............................... John Ackerly................................ Harold Gosdin.............................. Kenton Treat................................ Douglas Doscher..........................

HC 1 Box 1205A, Isabella, MO 65676............................................................... PO Box 465, West Plains, MO 65775................................................................ 12073 SR 101, Caulfield, MO 65626.................................................................. 4678 US Highway 160 Box 21, West Plains, MO 65775.................................. 405 S 5th St., Thayer, MO 65791...................................................................... HC 3 Box 698, Gainesville, MO 65655.............................................................. 1713 US Hwy 160 W Ste. 210, West Plains, MO 65775................................... 209 Angelica St, Mountain View, MO 65548....................................................

FORTY-SECOND DISTRICT Secretary Name

Meeting Days

Chartered

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

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

10/18/1900 10/13/1870 10/11/1888 10/13/1871 10/13/1881 10/11/1877 10/13/1887 9/29/1915

1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 1st Monday, 7:00 PM 1st Monday, 7:30 PM 2nd Monday, 7:30 PM

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

2nd Thursday, 7:30 PM 10/19/1867 1st & 3rd Mondays, 07:30 PM 10/13/1871 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7:30 PM 10/13/1870 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30PM 10/16/1873 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/17/1873 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM 10/12/1882 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7:30 PM 10/15/1891 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 PM 9/26/1907 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10:00 AM 9/24/2002

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

2nd Tuesday, 7:00 PM Fri. before Full Moon, 07:30 PM 1st Tuesday, 7:30 PM 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:00 PM 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 PM 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7 PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 PM

3rd Tuesday, 7:30 PM 1st Thursday, 7:30 PM 3rd Monday, 7:30 PM 3rd Saturday, 12 AM 2nd Tuesdays, 7:30 PM 3rd Thursday, 7:30 PM 2nd Tuesdays, 12 AM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

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

Billings..................................... Sparta....................................... Ozark........................................ Forsyth..................................... Galena...................................... Branson.................................... Kimberling City.......................

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

Location

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Address of Grand Master..................................................................... Area Meetings........................................................................... Decisions and Edicts................................................................. Grievance and Trial Related Matters...................................... Grand Representative Appointments...................................... Itinerary..................................................................................... Masonic Home of Missouri........................................................ Masonic Children’s Foundation................................................ Masonic Service Association of North America....................... Order of Past Master................................................................. Recommendations State of the Craft....................................................................... Proposed Resolution ADOPTED by the Grand Lodge on Tuesday Annual Communication: Public Relations......................................................................... Proposed Legislation (action in 2010) In re: Section 18.025 Suspension of Dues for Certain Military Service...................................................... In re: Section 35.024 Assessment Limitations........................ In re: Section 7.090 No Sunday work....................................... Proposed Amendment to Constitution (action in 2010) In re: Article 5........................................................................... Announcements of M.W. Grand Master-Elect Gail S. Turner Appointee to Grand Line.......................................................... Time and Place of the 190th Annual Communication..............   (September 2011) Biographical Sketch of M.W. Grand Master Larry C. Reynolds....... Call from Labor.................................................................................... Call to Labor......................................................................................... Cornerstones and Dedications............................................................. Certificates and Cards for Proficiency................................................ Closing.................................................................................................. Committees (2009-2010)...................................................................... Consolidation and Mergers.................................................................. Consents and Permissions................................................................... Dispensations....................................................................................... District Deputy Grand Lecturers (2009-2010)................................... Regional Grand Lecturers................................................................... District Deputy Grand Masters (2009-2010)...................................... Election of Grand Lodge Officers........................................................ Election of Members of the Masonic Home Board of Directors......... Emeritus Grand Lodge Officers.......................................................... Fifty-Year Recipients During (2009-2010)......................................... Five Percent Membership Achievement............................................. Grand Lodge Dinner............................................................................ Grand Lodge Financial Report............................................................ Grand Lodge Officers (2010-2011)...................................................... Grand Lodge Officers (2009-2010)...................................................... Grand Master’s Itinerary (2009-2010)................................................ Grand Representatives Appointed and Recommended.....................

2010 11 11,180 15,75 15 249 16 13 12 32 167

85,178 81 82 83 82 85 4 32 56 181 161 217 219 180 181 222 222 221 73 11 219 57 56 167 189 217 6 16


2010

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Grand Representatives To and From Missouri.................................. Honor Lodges Grand lodge Achievement Awards........................................... Installation Installing Officers...................................................................... Grand Lodge Officers for 2010-2011........................................ Introductions Board of Directors and Staff of Masonic Home of Missouri.... District Deputy Grand Masters................................................ District Deputy Grand Lecturers............................................. Grand Line Appointee............................................................... Grand Lodge Officers 2009-2010.............................................. Grand Masters and Past Grand Masters of Other   Grand Lodges......................................................................... Grand Officers of Other Grand Lodges.................................... Past Grand Masters of Missouri.............................................. Grand Master and Grand Officers,   Grand Lodge of MO P.H.A.................................................... Representatives of Organizations of the Masonic Family   of Missouri.............................................................................. Round Robin Competition Winner........................................... Jurisprudence Committee Report....................................................... On Dispensation........................................................................ List of Elected Officers of the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. Of Missouri from its Organization: April 23, 1821.................. Lodge Directory in Districts................................................................ Roll of “Dead Lodges” organized 1821................................................ Masonic Service Association................................................................ Masonic Service Award........................................................................ Membership Statistics --- June 30, 2010............................................ Missouri Lodge of Research Annual Communication............................................................ Report........................................................................................ Nominations for Masonic Home Board of Directors.......................... Opening................................................................................................ Past Grand Masters of Missouri (Living)........................................... Past Grand Lecturers.......................................................................... Photographs Grand Master Larry C. Reynolds (2009-2010)........................ Grand Lodge Officers (2009-2010)............................................ Presentation of Awards Grand Lodge Achievement Awards (2009-2010)..................... The Truman Medal................................................................... Round Robin Winner................................................................. Lodge Secretary of the Year..................................................... Presentation to M.W. Grand Master.................................................. Proposed Amendments for Action in 2011.......................................... Amendment to By-Laws Section 9.140 (Use of Lodge Hall,   Ante rooms and Building) ....................................................

263 245 170 217 217 11 10 10 217 7 9 9 8 9 10,32 24 73 73 223 228 32 175 86 144,167 133 8 218 219 3 5 168,170 167 168 217,218 209


264

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Amendment to By-Laws Sections 1.080, 3.140,   5.140 (Mileage & Per Diem).................................................. Amendment to By-Laws Section 2.010   (Grand Master)...................................................................... Amendment to By-Laws Section 18.020   (Disabled Military) ............................................................... Amendment to By-Laws Sections 10.040, 18.020,   18.050, 19.010 (GL Dues)...................................................... Proposed Resolution for Action in 2011 (Masonic Youth)............... Remarks of G.M. Elect, Gail S. Turner............................................... Report of Auditor................................................................................. Report of the Election of Grand Lodge Officers.................................. Report of the Grand Lecturer.............................................................. Report of the Grand Secretary............................................................ Fifty-Year Recipients During 9/30/2009 – 9/30/2010.............. Statistics ---- June 30, 2010...................................................... Achievement Award List 2009-2010........................................ Report of the Grand Treasurer............................................................ Report of the Masonic Home of Missouri............................................ Report of the Masonic Scholarship Fund............................................ Report of Committees Building Supervisory Board..................................................... Chartered Lodges...................................................................... Credentials................................................................................ Correspondence......................................................................... Entertainment of Distinguished Guests.................................. Forms and Ceremonies............................................................. Geo. Washington Nat’l. Memorial Assn................................... Grand Masters Address............................................................ Investment................................................................................. Jurisprudence............................................................................ Masonic Education.................................................................... Masonic Publications................................................................ Honor Lodges (2009-2010)........................................................ Masonic Children’s Foundation................................................ Membership............................................................................... Mileage and Per Diem............................................................... Necrology................................................................................... Public Relations......................................................................... Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges...................................... Ritual......................................................................................... Proficiency Cards and Certificates....................................... Tabular Statement.................................................................... Ways and Means....................................................................... Youth.......................................................................................... Special Committees (2009-2010).............................................. St. Louis and St. Louis County Masonic Board of Relief........ Standing Committees (2009-2010)........................................... Truman Award Winners........................................................... The Truman Medal Awarded...................................................

2010 210 211 212 213 215 85 186 123 180 57 86 125 25 153 159 85 8,178 87 122 159 11 124 73 159 149 147,176 179 22 149 151 123,175 161 156 155 220 208 219 167 167


2010 Proceedings - Grand Lodge of Missouri  

The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri convened in the One Hundred Eighty-Ninth Annual Communications...

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