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PROCEEDINGS, GRAND GRAND LODGE LODGE OF OF MISSOURI, MISSOURI, 2015 2015 PROCEEDINGS,

Masons of of the the State State of of Missouri Missouri

Official Official Proceedings Proceedings One One Hundred Hundred Ninety-Fourth Ninety-Fourth Annual Annual Communication Communication •• Columbia Columbia Sept. Sept. 28-29, 28-29, A. A. D. D. 2015, 2015, A. A. L. L. 6015 6015


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-ProceedingsThe Grand Lodge Of

Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Of The State of Missouri Organized April 21, 1821 by

Missouri Lodge No. 12 of Tennessee, Chartered October 8, 1816 (now St. Louis Missouri No. 1 of Missouri) Joachim Lodge No. 25 of Tennessee, Chartered October 5, 1818 (became Joachim Lodge No. 2 of Missouri, now defunct) St. Charles Lodge No. 28 of Tennessee, Chartered October 5, 1819 (became Hiram Lodge No. 3 of Missouri, now defunct) St. Tammany Lodge No. 1 of Tennessee, Chartered November 24, 1789 by the Grand Lodge of North Carolina St. John’s Lodge No. 1 of North Carolina, Chartered 1755 by the Grand Lodge (Modern) of England


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BIOGRAPHICAL Grand Master

Most Worshipful Brother David W. Haywood 2014-2015 David William Haywood was born in 1951 and raised in Webster Groves, Missouri where he attended school, graduating in 1969. David was in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in Pack and Troop #306 at Lockwood School where he obtained his Eagle Scout award in 1965. He acted as a canoe guide for several years after his marriage. He attended Meramec Community College and the University of Missouri at St. Louis. From UMSL, David received a BA in Biology and a BS in Chemistry. He currently works as a microbiologist for Sensient Colors, Inc., a manufacturer of over 60% of the food colors manufactured in the United States. David has been married to Diane (nee Walleman) for thirty-three years. They have lived in Fenton, Missouri for most of their marriage. His wife is a government teacher at Seckman High School in the Fox School District. They have one daughter, Alicia, who completed her residency as an emergency room physician this past summer and has relocated to St. Louis. Dave attends Southminster Presbyterian Church where he is an ordained Deacon and Elder. He was president of the St. Louis Friends of UMKC School of Medicine from 2002 to 2004. He enjoys traveling, photography, the fellowship of his lodge brothers, attending sporting events and attempting to play golf. MWB Haywood’s Masonic career began when he followed both his father and his maternal uncle into the Order of DeMolay by joining Rabboni Chapter in 1964. He served as Master Councilor of the Webster Groves chapter in 1968. Between 1974 and 1979, David was Rabboni’s Chapter Advisor. He has received Chevalier and Legion of Honor and is currently Dean of the St. Louis Preceptory. David was initiated into Webster Groves Lodge #84 on October 30, 1973, was passed on February 26, 1974 and was raised on March 26, 1974. David was Worshipful Master in 1986, has been a member of Webster Groves Temple Board since 1985, and has been secretary of the lodge since 1994.

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MWB Haywood has served the Grand Lodge of Missouri on the Public Relations Committee, Chairman of the Masonic Youth Committee (2006 and 2007), and has been a member of the Grand Master’s Breakfast Committee since 2005. Under MWB Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. (2000-2001) David was District Deputy Grand Master and he was appointed Grand Pursuivant by MWB John M. Nations (2005-2006). David was pleased to join his father as a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of St. Louis in 1975 and was a member of the sound committee for fourteen years. In 1986 he was appointed to the advancing line of the Lodge of Perfection and served as Venerable Master in 1993. In 1993, MWB Haywood was made KCCH and was elevated to the 33° in 2001. He worked with the Youth Ball Committee from 1986-1996, 1998-2002 and 2004-2006. From 1994 to 2003 David was the Assistant Director and Director of Work for the Lodge of Perfection. MWB Haywood has been a member of Moolah Shrine AAONMS since 1993. When Pop (Charles Haywood, Sr.) was High Priest in 1980, David joined Rabboni Royal Arch and became High Priest in 2000. He has been secretary of the Chapter since 2006. He is also a member of Jeremiah Council #43, Order of Cryptic Masons, Ascalon Commandery #16, Knights Templar, Ray Von Denslow Chapter of the Allied Masonic Degrees where he is currently Senior Deacon, and is secretary-treasurer of the York Rite Council Club of Greater St. Louis. He assisted RWB Broyles in the publication of the Wardens’ and Masters’ book for 2007. He has been invited to become a member of the York Rite College in the fall. After his daughter became active in Job’s Daughter’s International, he joined the council of Bethel #43 as their Associate Guardian from 1994 until 2001. He was also Grand Bethel Secretary-Treasurer from 2004-2006. MWB Haywood comes from a family with a strong Masonic tradition. His father, Charles Haywood, Sr., 33° and maternal uncle, WB William Korhammer, were active in Masonry throughout their lives. David’s paternal uncle, William was a member of Kirkwood Lodge #484 and his father-in-law, Vernon Walleman, was a Past Master of Erwin #121 and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. David’s wife is a Past Honored Queen, Past Bethel Guardian and Past Guardian of the Grand Bethel and his daughter Alicia served as Honored Queen of Bethel #43 in Fenton.

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Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M. 2014-2015 David W. Haywood ..........................................................................Grand Master 1335 Greenmar Dr., Fenton 63026-3350 Charles Brent Stewart....................................................... Deputy Grand Master 5325 South Bearfield Rd., Columbia 65201 Richard L. Smith.................................................................Senior Grand Warden 830 Coalport Drive, St. Louis 63141-6013 Nicholas R. Cichielo.................................................................... Grand Treasurer 16815 Ashberry Circle Dr., Chesterfield 63005 Ronald D. Miller..........................................................Grand Secretary (Oct-Feb) 605 Adens Woods Court, Columbia 65201 H. Keith Neese.............................................Interim Grand Secretary (Mar-Apr) 901 South Cedar Grove Boulevard, Columbia 65201-8791 Dale M. Bryan........................................................... Grand Secretary (May-Sep) 4105 Creve Coeur Drive, Columbia 65202-2218 Robert C. Floyd............................................................ Grand Lecturer (Oct-Apr) P.O. Box 857, Cape Girardeau 63702 Randall J. Jones.......................................................... Grand Lecturer (May-Sep) 1179 Low Gap Road, Fordland 65652 Ronald D. Jones..................................................................Junior Grand Warden 418 Chestnut, Odessa 64076 Robert T. (Tim) Thomas...................................................... Senior Grand Deacon 50 Apple Farm Rd., Crane 65633 Stanton T. Brown II............................................................ Junior Grand Deacon 25005 E US Highway 24, Independence 64056 Barry V. Cundiff.................................................................Senior Grand Steward 1501 E. Pierce, Kirksville 63501 Ty G. Treutelaar.................................................................Junior Grand Steward 7542 Wellington Way, St. Louis 63105 Richard W. Kaeser, Jr........................................................Senior Grand Marshal 710 Lansdowne Street, De Soto 63020 Jeffrey A. Parrotte............................................................. Junior Grand Marshal 14327 Cross Timbers Court, Town and Country 63017 Gary G. Gooch.............................................................................. Grand Chaplain 8154 Colony Woods Place, Rutledge 63563 Emmett J. Bryson........................................................................ Grand Chaplain 3401 Auburn Drive, St. Joseph 64506 Joshua A. Thompson.................................................................... Grand Chaplain 3706 NE 57th Terrace, Gladstone 64119 Warren E. Dixon........................................................................... Grand Chaplain 3421 Five Oaks Court, Arnold 63010 Jeffrey L. Howard........................................................................ Grand Chaplain 35 Worthy Court, Fenton 63026 Kevin M. Sligar............................................................................ Grand Chaplain 3705 Meadow Drive, Monett 65708


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Stanley C. Johnson...................................................................... Grand Chaplain 2160 County Road 231, Cape Girardeau 63701 Kyle R. Palacios.................................................................... Grand Sword Bearer 827 Autumn Rise Lane, Columbia, IL 62236 T. Dwaine Sell...........................................................................Grand Pursuivant 2324 Park Avenue, St. Louis 63104 Lionel J. Goede..........................................................................Grand Pursuivant 780 Murray Hill Drive, Fenton 63026 John N. Mikusch.............................................................................. Grand Orator 9911 Claywood Court, St. Louis 63126 Ronald H. Hartoebben..................................................................... Grand Orator 1 Adventura Drive, Festus 63028 Joseph A. Braun II..............................................................................Grand Tyler 202 Overton Street, Farmington 63640

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 2014-2015 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27 A 27 B

Timothy V. Coy James R. Thomson William J. King Richard G. Jones William D. Stewart, Jr. Kim A. Evans Emmett Bryson James E. Read Michael A. Marvin Dean McAdams Timothy A. Turco Jared Price Ronald L. Kribbs James D. Merchant Billy R. French Larry L. Lanning Bobbie E. White Kenneth D. Best, Sr. Robert O. Cowan Richard A. Riepe Darrin J. Taylor Charles W. Palmer Clifford R. Dobbins Robert G. Bauer Rusty W. Curtis James E. Wion Craig G. Bowles Philip A. Cole

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Steven J. Kracht Wayne R. Williams, Jr. David W. Watkins, Sr. Steven F. Eberharter Cleo W. Fields Rick F. Hurshman John F. Rummel James E. McManigle Orvil L. Loge, Sr. Marion E. Williams, Jr. James Woodfin Thomas L. DeCourley Christopher A. Nelson Tommy L. Shepard Jeffrey S. Pennington Earl W. Calhoun Rick F. Hutcheson Benjamin J. Oakley Christopher M. Nickle Kevin R. Larson


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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS 2014-2015 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

Timothy M. Dunbar Tom Cotton Charles Cooper Douglas A. Linville L. Don Frazier William J. Hollingsworth Anthony J. Kerns Gary Caldwell Robert Arthur Gentry Michael L. Dodd Christopher E. Peterman Gary A. McCormack Michael J. Minton Lloyd G. Lyon William R. Siegfried Gregory E. Golden Franklin S. Lukenbill Dennis W. Spears Kenneth E. Crawford George Barrios Michael E. Sutton G. David Wheelock Gary N. Baskett Larry Loomis Thomas L. Cahall Glenn Parker

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Thomas E. Kuhn R. Miguel White Warren E. Dixon Kenneth P. McCutcheon John J. Tune Thomas D. Shaw, II Kenneth D. Bridges Alvin O. Griffin Richard E. Sprenkle Robert E. Hammond Robert Craig Carter Noel R. Mason Allen D. Dalton Christopher J. Moser Randy E. Jennings Jonce B. Chidister Thelbert J. Marlow Royce Wheeler Tom Williams John W. Eden William J. Sherman Billy J. Coleman

REGIONAL GRAND LECTURERS 2014-2015 REGION A-David D. Powell, 2414 Northeast St, Kirksville 63501-2114 REGION B-Michael E. Wheeler, 7212 Southwest Karen Rd., Trimble 64492 REGION C-Glenn H. Burrows, 4806 NW 57th Ct., Kansas City, 64151 REGION D-Robert E. Lee Martin, 6985 Schmidt Ln., Sullivan 63080 REGION E-Michael L. Apple, 912 Kylemore Dr., Ballwin 63021 REGION F-Christopher C. McLemore IV, 13537 E. Neosho Rd., Nevada 64772 REGION G-Wayne G. Tucker, HC 3 Box 222, Ellsinore 63937


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ONE HUNDRED NINETY-FOURTH ANNUAL COMMUNICATION MONDAY MORNING The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri convened its One Hundred Ninety-Fourth Annual Communication on Monday and Tuesday, September 28th and 29th, 2015, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, Missouri. Most Worshipful Brother Bruce R. Austin, Past Grand Master, introduced the following Grand Lodge Officers for 2014-2015, who entered the assembled area and proceeded to their respective stations: Grand Tyler- R.W.B. Joseph A. Braun II, Farmington Grand Orator- R.W.B. Ronald H. Hartoebben, Festus Grand Orator- R.W.B. John N. Mikusch, St. Louis Grand Pursuivant- R.W.B. Lionel J. Goede, Fenton Grand Pursuivant- R.W.B. T. Dwaine Sell, St. Louis Grand Sword Bearer- R.W.B. Kyle R. Palacios, Columbia, IL Grand Chaplain- R.W.B. Emmett J. Bryson, St. Joseph Grand Chaplain- R.W.B. Warren E. Dixon, Arnold Grand Chaplain- R.W.B. Gary G. Gooch, Rutledge Grand Chaplain- R.W.B. Jeffrey L. Howard, Fenton Grand Chaplain- R.W.B. Stanley C. Johnson, Cape Girardeau Grand Chaplain- R.W.B. Kevin M. Sligar, Monett Grand Chaplain- R.W.B. Joshua A. Thompson, Gladstone Junior Grand Marshal- R.W.B. Jeffrey A. Parrotte, Town and Country Senior Grand Marshal- R.W.B. Richard W. Kaeser, Jr., De Soto Junior Grand Steward- R.W.B. Ty G. Treutelaar, St. Louis Senior Grand Steward- R.W.B. Barry V. Cundiff, Kirksville Junior Grand Deacon- R.W.B. Stanton T. Brown, II, Independence Senior Grand Deacon- R.W.B. Robert T. (Tim) Thomas, Crane Grand Lecturer- R.W.B. Randall J. Jones, Fordland Grand Secretary- R.W.B. Dale M. Bryan, Columbia Grand Treasurer- R.W.B. Nicholas R. Cichielo, Chesterfield Junior Grand Warden- R.W.B. Ronald D. Jones, Odessa Senior Grand Warden- R.W.B. Richard L. Smith, St. Louis Deputy Grand Master- R.W.B. Charles Brent Stewart, Columbia M.W.B. Austin called up the Grand Lodge for the reception of the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, Most Worshipful Brother David W. Haywood of Fenton, Missouri. The Grand Lodge welcomed M.W.B. Haywood as he entered the assembled area and proceeded to his station in the East. Senior Grand Marshal, Right Worshipful Brother Richard W. Kaeser, led the Grand Lodge in according the Grand Master with the Grand Honors.


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M.W.B. Austin presented M.W.B. Haywood with the Gavel of Authority, wishing him a most excellent Grand Lodge session. After thanking M.W.B. Austin and seating the Brethren with a rap of the Gavel, Grand Master Haywood introduced the District Deputy Grand Masters, Regional Grand Lecturers, and District Deputy Grand Lecturers, who entered the assembled area to a round of applause from the Brethren. Upon direction from Grand Master Haywood, the assembled Grand Lodge rose for the presentation of the flag of the United States of America by the Heroes of ’76, National Sojourners of Missouri. The flag was carried in and presented in the East for the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of our National Anthem.


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INTRODUCTIONS Following the opening presentations, Haywood seated the Brethren and guests, and welcomed all present to the City of Columbia for the Annual Communication. He then introduced 48th District Missouri State Representative the Honorable Brother Dave Muntzel of Wallace Lodge #456, who welcomed the 1067 Masons present to the City of Columbia and outlined the accomplishments and activities of Wallace Lodge, one of the smaller lodges in the jurisdiction. At the conclusion of Bro. Muntzel’s welcome, Grand Master Haywood called upon Right Worshipful Brother R. Tim Thomas, Senior Grand Deacon, who called up the Craft and introduced the Past Masters in attendance.

INTRODUCTION OF PAST GRAND MASTERS OF THE GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.M. OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI

M.W. Brother Jon B. Broyles (2013-2014) M.W. Brother David L. Ramsey (2012-2013) M.W. Brother John W. Hess (2011-2012) M.W. Brother Gail S. Turner (2010-2011) M.W. Brother Larry C. Reynolds (2009-2010) M.W. Brother Rocky E. Weaver (2008-2009) M.W. Brother Bruce R. Austin (2007-2008) M.W. Brother John M. Nations (2005-2006) M.W. Brother Dr. Elmer E. Revelle (2004-2005) M.W. Brother Jimmie D. Lee (2002-2003) M.W. Brother Glenn E. Means (2001-2002) M.W. Brother Freddie D. Adams (2000-2001) M.W. Brother Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. (1999-2000) M.W. Brother Dale C. Motter (1993-1994) M.W. Brother Daniel F. Cole (1990-1991) M.W. Brother Robert D. Jenkins (1988-1989) M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider (1984-1985) M.W. Brother Dr. James A. Noland, Jr. (1977-1978)

Led by Senior Grand Deacon Thomas, the Grand Lodge saluted the Past Grand Masters with the Grand Honors and were then seated by a rap of the Gavel. Following brief remarks by Grand Master Haywood, senior Past Grand Master Most Worshipful Brother Dr. James A. Noland, PGM, responded to the welcome on behalf of Missouri’s Past Grand Masters. The Past Grand Masters were then escorted to their seats by way of the East.


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INTRODUCTION OF THE GRAND MASTERS OF VISITING JURISDICTIONS Most Worshipful Brother Gary Beisly, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma Most Worshipful Brother Authur Crandon, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Iowa Most Worshipful Brother Barry Weer, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Illinois Junior Grand Deacon, Right Worshipful Brother Stanton T. Brown II, presented the Grand Masters of other Jurisdictions for introduction, whereupon the Grand Master called up the Craft and accorded the visiting Grand Masters the Grand Honors. After welcoming remarks by Grand Master Haywood, M.W.B. Barry Weer, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Illinois, responded on behalf of the visiting Grand Masters and officers of other jurisdictions. M.W.B. Weer commented on the cooperation between the Grand Lodges of Missouri and Illinois and the opportunities to work together, then thanked the Grand Master on behalf of the Visiting Guests for his hospitality. R.W.B. Brown then escorted the visiting Grand Masters to their seats by way of the East.

INTRODUCTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FROM OTHER GRAND JURISDICTIONS Right Worshipful Brother Lyn Beyer, Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Kansas Right Worshipful Brother Dudley Ridge Smith, Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma Right Worshipful Brother Richard Allison, Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma Right Worshipful Brother Richard Myers, Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska Right Worshipful Brother Clarence Grigsby, Jr., Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma Right Worshipful Brother Stephen Oakley, Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Illinois Right Worshipful Brother Ed Bousquet, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Oregon Right Worshipful Brother Ron Shoaf, Grand Sword Bearer of the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma Right Worshipful Brother Tim Fowler, Assistant Grand Tyler of the Grand Lodge of Kansas Senior Grand Steward Right Worshipful Brother Barry V. Cundiff introduced and presented the Grand Lodge Officers of other Jurisdictions. After welcoming remarks by Grand Master Haywood, R.W.B. Cundiff then escorted the Grand Officers of other jurisdictions to their seats by way of the East.


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INTRODUCTION OF THE GRAND MASTER AND GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FROM THE MOST WORSHIPFUL PRINCE HALL GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI AND ITS JURISDICTIONS, P.H.A.--F. & A.M. The Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri and its Jurisdictions, P.H.A.--F. & A.M., were presented by Junior Grand Steward Right Worshipful Brother Ty Treutelaar. Most Worshipful Brother Henry Willis, Grand Master, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri Right Worshipful Brother Malcolm Morris, Deputy Grand Master Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri Grand Master Haywood then called up the Craft, the Grand Lodge saluted M.W.B. Willis with the Grand Honors, and the Craft was then seated by a rap of the Gavel. After making welcoming remarks and asking the remaining Officers of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge to stand and be welcomed, Grand Master Haywood asked M.W.B. Willis to the East to address the Craft. M.W.B. Willis expressed thanks for the hospitality shown to him and his officers by the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. of Missouri over the previous year and looked forward to continued cooperation by the two Grand Lodges in the future.

OPENING OF THE GRAND LODGE OF ANCIENT, FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI Following the public introductions, Grand Master Haywood excused all who were not Master Masons, and with the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers, opened the One Hundred and Ninety-Fourth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri on the Third Degree of Freemasonry in accordance with Missouri Ritual.

PRELIMINARY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS M.W.B. Haywood called upon the Chairman of the Committee on Credentials, Right Worshipful Brother William B. VanMeter, to give the Committee’s preliminary report. R.W.B. VanMeter reported that a Constitutional number of constituent lodges are present and that the Grand Lodge may proceed to conduct any business that might come before it. Following the Committee’s preliminary report, Grand Master Haywood requested that Deputy Grand Master Right Worshipful Brother Charles Brent Stewart preside for the Address of the Grand Master.


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GRAND MASTER’S ADDRESS To the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Fraternal greetings to all in attendance here today at our 194th Grand Lodge Communication. It has been a distinct honor of serve as your Grand Master this year. I wish to thank all of the Past Grand Masters who have supported me throughout my journey and offered their aid and counsel especially this year. I only hope that I will be able to assist future Grand Masters. The Grand Lodge officers, including the District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers, my connection to the Craft, have done an extraordinary job this year and I especially want to thank them for all they have done to make this year a success for Missouri Freemasonry! I would also like to convey a special thank you to their families who were left at home when the officers were away serving the Craft. My schedule this year allowed me to visit four other Grand Lodge Communications. I thank them wholeheartedly for their demonstration of true Brotherly Love. I am pleased to have all of our distinguished guests here with us and hope that you find our hospitality as cordial as I received on my visits to your jurisdictions. I learned much from my visits and have brought some ideas back to Missouri. One such idea is the current lodge configuration of our meeting place today. Brethren, I hope it gives you a feeling of being in a lodge not a convention center. In preparation for my year, I asked the Jurisprudence Committee if I could appoint additional officers than the number in previous years, including an extra Grand Pursuivant, an extra Grand Chaplain, (one for every region), a Grand Musician and a Grand Historian. After reviewing the Constitution, their reply was yes to the Grand Pursuivant and Grand Chaplain, but not to the latter two offices. I feel that both would add value to the fraternity and have proposed a simple change to the Constitution to create these two offices. A Grand Musician has been part of our Grand Lodge in the past, but not in compliance with our Constitution. As we approach our Bicentennial in 2021, a Grand Historian could start pulling together the rich history of our past and begin documenting our future. I would ask the Craft to consider and approve this proposed minor change to our Constitution next year.

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The value of area meetings and/or their format has been discussed many times over the years. I want to say that the enthusiasm shown in every meeting this year was overwhelming! I chose having nine, one in each region and could not have asked for better attendance or better interest from the members. I began my year with an area meeting at Summersville Lodge #555, then Gate of the Temple #422, LaBelle Lodge #222, Marceline #481, Ashland #156, Charleston #407, Tuscan #360, St. Joseph Scottish Rite, and finally Harry S. Truman Lodge #1941. The discussions at the area meetings evolved around six areas.


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First–Mentoring: Last year I asked Most Worshipful Brother Jon Broyles, to form a special committee to put together a Grand Lodge Mentoring Manual for my year. It was completed in January and very well received by the Brethren. It is in its second printing. Second–Membership: Brethren, we are down to just over 37,700 members in the Grand Lodge. As of September 1st, we have raised 804, reinstated 447, but lost 923 to death and 1372 to suspension for Non-Payment of Dues; a net loss of 1044 this year. We must concentrate our efforts to obtain qualified new members AND find ways to keep the interest of the Brethren we already have. Third–The Achievement Award: Previous changes to the Achievement Award created numerous problems and complaints. In response, modifications were easily made to make the Achievement Award process more user friendly and less objectionable. Out of the 342 lodges in the state, 38% will earn the award compared to 29% last year; 71 are honor lodges and 60 are honor lodges with distinction. Fourth–Our Masonic Youth: Financially, we already support each of our Masonic Youth, but they need more. I encouraged our lodge members to attend the Youths’ meetings and to get involved. I asked each of our three Masonic Youth Organizations to submit a one page write-up on their organization for our Masonic Minutes on our Webpage so that the lodge’s Masonic Education Officer could inform their Lodge members as much as possible about them. Brethren, the youth are our future. Fifth–Veterans and members of our Armed Forces: I asked our Lodges to visit the Veteran’s Hospitals or Veteran’s Homes in their area or to have programs for Veterans in their lodges to show our appreciation for their service. The Masonic Home also instituted its own appreciation program. We cannot and should never forget the sacrifices made by our Veterans and members of the Armed Forces and we should show them how much we appreciate them. and Sixth–Brotherly Love: Brethren, I feel that the Tenants of Freemasonry--Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth are what sets us apart from other organizations; and that the most significant is Brotherly Love. Even Missouri’s Masonic Seal is inscribed “Union and Brotherly Love.” From Psalm 133, in the Entered Apprentice degree, the first words that the candidate hears from the Worshipful Master are “Behold how good and how pleasant it is for Brethren to dwell together in unity” to the last words that the Worshipful Master says to the candidate in the Master Mason degree “But we, as speculative Masons, are taught to make use of it (the Trowel) for the more noble and glorious purpose of spreading the cement of Brotherly Love and Affection, that cement that binds us into one sacred band or society of friends and brothers among whom no contention should ever exist, but that noble contention or rather emulation of who can best work and best agree.” Brethren, the next time you are watching a degree, listen to the obligations. Remember when you took them? We must live our obligations! Spread that cement of Brotherly Love with your Brethren.


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State of the Craft:

My itinerary through August 31st, 2015 is attached. The visits to Lodges to present 40, 50, 60, and 65 year pins, give speeches or participate in degrees or installations and attend special events proved to me that Missouri Freemasonry is very much alive throughout the state. The meetings I attended, whether in lodges or in districts, were all active, doing degrees and performing projects in the community. Some Lodges have created much interest in the Community about Masonry by having exciting activities and publicizing them to increase attendance. Examples were the Oyster Fest in Mokane Lodge, the Raccoon Dinner in Jewel Lodge, the 100-man meeting at St. Louis, and the celebration of George Washington’s Birthday in Pauldingville Lodge. I bring a few of them to your attention to suggest that your lodges can start or enhance a program that brings Masons from throughout the district to your venue. The attention brought by public events could bring non-Masons to your door. Also, take advantage of Grand Lodge events like Cornerstone or Rededication Ceremonies. The Cornerstone rededication at our state capitol jointly conducted with the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Lodge, was exciting and brought almost 600 members, their families and friends together in Jefferson City—it was an historic event in Missouri Freemasonry. Public events offer the perfect opportunity to share what we do and stand for. Overall, during my travels, the ritual in the lodges was exemplary. It is obvious that the District Deputy Grand Lecturers were working hard to maintain a high quality of ritual in the State. I commend them for their work. Issues: 1. Arkansas: The problem between the Shrine and Grand Lodge of Arkansas spilled over to Missouri when we initiated 12 men who gave Missouri addresses and may or may not have lived in Missouri. I spoke to the Grand Master of Arkansas who wanted me to immediately remove these members. I explained that our By-laws did not allow us to expel a brother in the same manner that is permitted in Arkansas. So, early in this term I sent a letter to all Lodges in the state reminding them to be diligent in checking addresses of candidates. No men with permanent addresses in another state can be initiated in Missouri or transfer here without proper paperwork from the jurisdiction in which they live. The letter was sent again earlier this month. Copies of the letters accompany this report. 2. Phone Notification System: Almost immediately upon the completion of last year’s Grand Lodge Session, I was shown a signed contract for $20,000 for a telephone notification system. This took all of us by surprise as it had not been discussed by the Ways and Means Committee nor was it specifically budgeted. I turned it over to the Jurisprudence committee and also spoke to the president of the company and it was resolved. I wish to thank Right Worshipful Brother Kyle Palacios for his understanding and willingness to put Missouri Freemasonry first. 3. Audit: This year I appointed Williams Keepers to audit The Grand Lodge. The audit was very thorough but also very lengthy. The entire audit is in the proceedings book. I call your attention and urge you to please read the comments by the auditors. 4. Randy Berger: During the 193rd Annual communication, the Appeals and Grievances Committee made its report verbally to the


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Grand Lodge membership and a vote was taken to approve the report. Unfortunately, because the brother’s names were not mentioned in the report or the Grand Master’s Address, there was confusion on how many were intended to be restored. I discovered the problem when our then-Grand Secretary informed me that he had not sent letters of restoration and demits and that before he could do so, he needed clarification. A subsequent discussion evolved around exactly how many were there, some remembered three, other’s remembered four. We knew that there were certainly three, the question was if the fourth was included. I directed the then-Grand Secretary to send out the restorations for the three we knew for sure. We checked but the Official Proceedings did not record a number. I then asked for a transcript of the Grand Lodge Session so that a decision could be made on the fourth. There was no number recorded so we asked to review the tape recording and it had been erased. I therefore turned the information over to the 2014-2015 Appeals and Grievances Committee for a recommendation, and it ultimately recommended that the fourth brother, Randy Berger, should be restored. After careful consideration I accepted the recommendation, but then I mistakenly sent a restoration letter to the District Deputy Grand Master, the Lodge Secretary and to Randy Berger without remembering that the ultimate decision to restore a brother lies with you, the members of the Grand Lodge. I respectfully ask that the acceptance of my Address also serve to approve the Report of the Appeals and Grievances Committee. As provided in Section 32.070 of the By-Laws, approval of this Address in this manner will allow Randy Berger to be restored and to receive a dimit without privileges from the Grand Lodge office, in turn permitting him to petition any subordinate lodge of his choice for reinstatement. If the petition is approved by the lodge, he would then be reinstated to full membership. 5. Unauthorized solicitation: An email from Dr. John Rogers from the University of Central Missouri to many of the lodge secretaries was received requesting contributions for their speech and debate club. Since my approval had NOT been given in advance to solicit the lodges, the University was contacted and the solicitations stopped. 6. 990s: In October of last year it was brought to my attention that a significant number of our lodges had not filed their 990 cards or forms. In many cases the IRS had revoked the lodge’s tax status. This prompted me to send a firm letter to each Lodge who according to the IRS had not filed. I received responses of thanks for reminding them to file and notifications when they filed. However, I also received two letters from one irate lodge who had filed, but remained on the IRS list for months beyond their filing. Remember, we sent the letters to the list of Lodges given us by the IRS and if it was incorrect, I apologize. Brethren, the tax laws have become very complicated in recent years. These are not Grand Lodge rules, they are the law. Having your lodge’s or temple association’s tax exemption revoked can have some very serious consequences to your lodge and perhaps the Grand Lodge. I cannot urge you strongly enough to make sure your lodge and temple association is and remains in good standing as a tax exempt organization with the IRS. The responsibility lies with you, but if you are having problems, contact the Grand Lodge office and we will do what we can to assist you. 7. Computer Server: Prior to last year’s Annual Communication, I was told that the server was failing and that we needed to be replaced. I


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suggested that we investigate what we was needed and its cost. Our then-Grand Secretary set up a meeting with a computer expert who made a proposal for a computer that would cost almost $30,000. I told the Grand Secretary not to buy anything yet. After the meeting the Deputy Grand Master, Junior Grand Deacon and I further investigated the proposal with other vendors and discovered that the proposed system was more than we needed and the cost was at least twice as much as necessary. I told the then-Grand Secretary not to buy anything yet. Several weeks later, I later learned that it had already been purchased before the proposal had been made, and in fact, he had signed the contract for the proposed $30,000 system days before my installation as Grand Master and weeks after it was presented to me as only a proposal. I told him to return it, instead, he just put delivery on hold. Despite our best efforts we were unable to get out of the contract. We were able to keep and use some of the software and eventually were able to sell the hardware, but at a significant loss. As part of this process we also discovered numerous problems with our computers, telephone and internet systems. I refer you to the Ways and Means and Technology Committee reports for more detailed information. 8. New Database: The Grand Lodge database has continually had problems. As a replacement, I looked at the two main database programs on the market. One was very expensive and the other did not do all of what we needed. At the Grand Masters Conference I discovered a third database program by Grandview. It met our needs and at a reasonable cost. I am pleased to report that the database is installed along with a new server and new computers for the staff. 9. Grand Lodge Office: Attached to this Address is a copy of the letter I sent last spring to all lodge secretaries, District Deputy Grand Masters, District Deputy Grand Lecturers, and Past Grand Masters announcing the resignation of the Grand Secretary, the selection of Right Worshipful Brother Keith Neese as Interim Grand Secretary, and the selection process for his replacement. Also is attached to this Address is a copy of the letter that was read at all the Grand Secretary Area meetings and that I sent in late May to all lodge secretaries, District Deputy Grand Masters and Past Grand Masters in which I addressed, to the extent I felt appropriate, certain questions respecting these matters. I believe these letters speak for themselves and I will not comment further except for this. There unfortunately had been operational problems growing in the Grand Lodge office for several years. The then-Grand Secretary was made aware of those problems prior to my term as Grand Master and was given more than ample opportunity to take corrective action both then and during my term. He was either unable or chose not to do so. The problems became increasingly worse. I am painfully aware that the transition to a new Grand Secretary has been difficult, but as Grand Master the overall welfare of the Craft not only is my first concern, but it is my primary duty. The changes made, my Brethren, were necessary. I thank you for your patience and fraternal support of Right Worshipful Brother Dale Bryan in his efforts to serve you as our new Grand Secretary. 10. Grand Lecturer: Within days after the Grand Lodge Office Manager was let go, Right Worshipful Brother Robert Floyd sent a letter via email on April 13, 2015 to me and others resigning as Grand Lecturer. After consulting with your Line Officers, I contacted Right Worshipful Brother Randy Jones, Grand Lecturer Emeritus, who graciously


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agreed to fill the position until a new Grand Lecturer could be selected and appointed. I appointed the Deputy Grand Master, Senior and Junior Grand Wardens, and Senior and Junior Grand Deacons to assist me in finding a permanent replacement. I am pleased to report that Right Worshipful Brother Michael Wheeler, currently the Regional Grand Lecturer for Region B, has agreed to serve as your Grand Lecturer beginning next year. 11. Freemason Magazine: On April 4, 2015 the Editor of The Freemason magazine resigned. This left us in a dilemma and in a bit of a bind to get The Freemason put together and published in time for distribution in August. In prior years, the Publications Committee, which is supposed to oversee publication of the magazine, rarely if ever met; publication of the magazine was left solely in the hands of the Editor and the Grand Secretary. At a Moolah Shrine meeting, Brother Dennis Burkholder expressed an interest to step in and help. I reactivated the Publications Committee and it decided to allow Brother Burkholder the opportunity to publish the summer edition. Having to basically start from scratch, it took a little longer than we wanted, but the magazine came out in August and Brother Burkholder was instrumental in reviving a Grand Lodge Facebook page to include pictures of the State Capitol Cornerstone ceremony and other events. While I am happy to report that we received many compliments on the fresh new look and content of the summer edition, we also received many complaints primarily arising out of the lack of proper proof-reading. We also ran into numerous unanticipated publication and distribution-related issues. The Publications Committee has again met and will be going in a different direction next year but I am pleased to report that the Fall 2015 edition already is in the works and is on schedule. 12. Hush-mail: In May and June several mass emails of unknown origin and anonymous authorship were sent to many in the Craft criticizing, berating, and personally insulting the Grand Lodge officers and others, as well as the Masonic Home of Missouri. Because attending to the real business of the Craft was more important, neither I nor your Grand Lodge officers chose to respond to these un-Masonic and hurtful, personal attacks. Today, as your Grand Master I will say this to the writer(s) and anyone who contributed in any way to the content and distribution of these emails. The emails you sent concerning the Grand Lodge office situation and the Masonic Home at best contained less than half truths; virtually all were and are simply false. A bigger issue to me was your vicious personal attacks on the Masonic Home Director and other Grand Lodge Officers. Any criticism you might legitimately have should have been directed at me as your Grand Master. To borrow Most Worshipful Brother Truman’s presidential phrase, “the buck stops here” with the Grand Master.

Recommendations:

1. The next phase of the Mentoring Manual, “Train the Trainer” or “Mentor the Mentor” should be completed. The Mentor needs to know what and how to teach or mentor his new candidates. 2. Now that the new membership database is installed, it is important to reactivate the LAMP program and to develop a communication program between and among the Grand Lodge, the Lodges and the membership. 3. Membership is critical. We need to concentrate on getting our message to those good men in our communities and to bring them into the fraternity. The Public Relations Committee is currently completing a


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video for YouTube that exemplifies the positive attributes of Missouri Freemasonry. 4. In conjunction with membership, celebrate our Veterans and those members of the armed forces. They should be contacted and cultivated to join our band. 5. Our 200th anniversary is rapidly approaching. The development and implementation of a program to celebrate our heritage and our future should start now. 6. Finally--money. We are doing everything we can to reduce our cost of running the Grand Lodge office while still providing the necessary services. In recent months we have made operational changes, especially with regard to our financial record keeping practices, and have identified and eliminated thousands of dollars in unnecessary expenditures. Our Annual Communication is the largest expenditure costing about $70,000 each year. We pay for this in large part through your per capita. Brethren, I know that many of you do not attend the Monday night banquet because of the $35 meal ticket. The simple truth is, however, that we have to guarantee the hotel a certain total on the meals and that $35 ticket actually costs over $40. If we start to charge our actual cost, I suspect our attendance will drop even further, driving us even deeper into the hole. For the record, your Grand Lodge officers always have paid for their own banquet and other Annual Communication event tickets. The payment of mileage-andper-diem also is a significant expenditure that puts us further into the red each year. I am well aware of the negative reaction in proposing the elimination of the mileage-and-per-diem payments and I know that some of you could not afford to attend this Communication if you did not receive the mileage-and-per-diem. But Brethren, this situation cannot continue and whether we like it or not something has to be done. What that something is has yet to be decided but we need to take a first step. Every Masonic organization’s Grand Session event that I have attended has charged a registration fee to help offset the cost. The Grand Lodge of Missouri even charged a registration fee at our first Grand Lodge Communication, back in 1821. I thought about imposing a registration fee this year but decided it would not be fair to do so without giving you prior notice and understanding the reason why. Brethren, we are woefully behind the times. We should not have to entice you to attend the banquet by lowering the price and then make it up from the per capita. I hope the future Grand Masters will use this part of my message to implement a registration fee.

Acknowledgements:

I would like to include some of my last article in the Freemason magazine. No Grand Master has the ability to do it all by themselves; they all have someone special behind the scenes to give them help and support. First and foremost, let me thank my wife Diane. She has been there to remind me of things to do, places to be, and shared advice and suggestions when I needed them. She and my daughter, Alicia, and Son-In-Law, Brian, were very patient when I said “I won’t be home tonight.” I love them and especially want to thank them. In addition to the Past Grand Masters and Grand Lodge Officers mentioned before, I would like to thank the Grand Lodge and Masonic Home staffs, members of the Grand Lodge Committees, members of my lodge, Webster Groves Lodge #84, the Truman Line, and Right Worshipful Brother Randy


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Jones...also to my two Grand Orators, Right Worshipful Brother Ron Hartoebben and Right Worshipful Brother John Mikusch, who provided special assistance performing worship services for me this year. Special thanks are due to Right Worshipful Brother Keith Neese, Most Worshipful Brother Glenn Means, Most Worshipful Brother Dave Ramsey, Most Worshipful Brother Gail Turner, Right Worshipful Brother Brent Stewart, Right Worshipful Brother Richard Smith, and Right Worshipful Brother Ron Jones who evaluated applications and helped interview the applicants for a new Grand Secretary. Thank you to those who traveled with me and to all who stepped forward to help when it was needed. There are too many to mention you all, but believe me, your help and support was noticed and appreciated. As a final thought, I ask each of you to practice our tenets and obligations in your Lodges and convey Freemasonry into your communities. Show them what Freemasonry means to us and make them all want to share our brotherly love. Brethren, it was my honor and privilege to serve you as your Grand Master. Note: A list of cornerstones & dedications, consents, permissions, dispensations and Grand Masters decisions, letters to lodges concerning investigations, letters concerning the Grand Secretary and agenda follow this report.


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10/3/2014

Event

Summersville Lodge #555

Area Meeting

10/3/2014 Gate of Summersville Lodge 10/4/2014 the Temple Lodge #422 10/4/2014 Lodgeof #587 10/4/2014 BransonGate theInstallation Temple 10/5/2014

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Installation of Officers

Area Meeting

Cornerstone Laying, opened at Tuscan #360

Branson Lodge #587 Installation Grand Lodge of Illinois

Grand Lodge Communication Area Meeting

Cornerstone Laying, opened at Tu

10/11/2014

Marceline Lodge #481

Area Meeting

10/12/2014

Holiday Inn Executive Center--Columbia, MO

Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star

Grand Lodge Communication

10/11/2014 Lodge #222 Shrine 10/5/2014 LaBelleSt. Louis

10/9-10/2014

Hospital

Grand Lodge of Illinois

10/11/2014 MoolahLaBelle 10/15/2014 Shrine

Lodge #222

10/17/2014 Home of Missouri 10/11/2014 MasonicMarceline Lodge

Installation of Officers

Honoring Grand Master

#481

Area Meeting

New Board Member Orientation Area

Masonic Home of Missouri

10/18/2014

Ashland Lodge #156

10/15/2014 Fenton Lodge Moolah 10/21/2015 #281Shrine

Honoring 60 year pin for WB Harold Schnarr

10/23/2014

10/17/2014

Crestwood Anchor Lodge #443

50 year pin for WB George Merkle

10/24/2014

10/18/2014 10/25/2014

Charleston Lodge #407

Tuscan Masonic Lodge #360 Home of Missouri

Area Meeting

10/12/2014

Board Meeting

Meeting

10/18/2014

Holiday Inn Executive Center--Columbia, MO Area Meeting

Masonic Home of Missouri

10/25/2014 Shrine 10/18/2014 MoolahAshland

Lodge #156

Ceremonial

Area Meeting

125th Anniversary

10/26/2014

Algabil-Freedom Lodge #636

Past Masters' Breakfast

11/1/2014

St. Joseph Scottish Rite

11/1/2014

H.S. Truman Lodge #1941

10/23/2014 WebsterCrestwood 10/28/2014 Groves Lodge Anchor #84 10/24/2014

Lodge #443

10/25/2014 Amsterdam Tuscan 11/1/2014 LodgeLodge #141

Area Meeting

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Charleston Lodge #407

New Board Member Orientation Board Meeting

Naphthali Lodge #25

Fenton Lodge #281

Grand Master

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10/25/2014

10/21/2015

Grand Chapter of the Order of the

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11/6/2014 Job's Daughters 10/25/2014 Bethel #43, Moolah ShrineInternational

Dads' and Masons' Night

11/13/2014

10/25/2014

Herculanium Order of the Eastern Star

50 year pin for RWB Ron Hartoebben and Joyce

11/15/2014

10/26/2014 11/15/2014

Grand Lodge Complex

Algabil-Freedom Lodge DeMolay at the Scottish Rite in St. Louis #636

Ways & Means Committee

11/20/2014

Pauldingville Lodge #11

George Washington Birthday Observance

11/21/2014

Holiday Inn-Columbia

Grand Lodge Officers' Meeting

11/22/2014

Masonic Home of Missouri

10/28/2014 11/1/2014

Naphthali Lodge #25

Webster Groves Lodge #84

St. Joseph Scottish Rite

Ceremonial 125th Anniversary

Past DeMolay State Installation and LOHMasters' Investiture Breakfast

Reception of Grand Master and 6

Board Meeting

Area Meeting

11/22/2014 of the Eastern 11/1/2014 Pomegranite H.S.Order Truman LodgeStar#1941

Installation

11/24/2014

Hope Lodge #251

Ranson Brewer Ladies Dinner

11/29/2014

Fenton Order of the Eastern Star

11/1/2014

Amsterdam Lodge #141

11/6/2014 Noble Lodge Bethel 12/3/2014 #684#43,

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11/15/2014

12/26/2014

Masonic Home of Missouri

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50 year pin for RWB Freeman Sta

Installation and Flag Ceremony

Job's Daughters International 10th Anniversary

12/6/2014 Staff HolidayOrder Dinner 11/13/2014 Grand Lodge Herculanium

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Daggett Lodge #492

Grand Star Lodge Staff Dinner Board Meeting

Dads' and Masons' Night

50 year pin for RWB Ron Hartoe Ways & Means Committee

Presentation of the Lewis Jewels

1/3/2015 11/15/2014

MasonicDeMolay Complex in Columbia at the Scottish

11/20/2014

1/3/2015

Mokane Lodge #612

Mokane Oyster Dinner

1/7/2015

11/21/2014 1/8/2015

Gavel Club

Holiday Inn-Columbia Columbia Lodge #534

Past Grand and Grand Lodge Officers Luncheon

1/17/2015

Lodge Officers' Meeting Rite in St.Grand Louis DeMolay State Installation and L

Pauldingville Lodge #11

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George Washington Birthday Obs

Dinner and talk

Grand Lodge Officers' Meeting

Bank Dinner

Board Meeting

Board Meeting

11/22/2014 1/23/2015

Pomegranite Order of the Eastern Star Installation Jones Funeral Home in St. James, MO RW Herb Terrill's Funeral

1/28/2015 Landmark Lodge #251 #356 11/24/2014 AncientHope Lodge

District #22 Meeting - SpeechRanson

1/31/2015

Masonic Complex in Columbia

Ways & Means Committee

1/31/2015

Jewel Lodge #480

Raccoon Dinner - Speech

11/29/2014 12/3/2014

Merk

Area Meeting

Fenton Order of the Eastern Star Noble Lodge #684

Brewer Ladies Dinner

Installation and Flag Ceremony 10th Anniversary

12/6/2014

Grand Lodge Staff Holiday Dinner

Grand Lodge Staff Dinner

12/20/2014

Masonic Home of Missouri

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2/5-7/2015

Grand Lodge Nebraska

2/11/2015

Gardenville-Cache Lodge #455

3 65-year pins for Bros Ed Piles, Harry Ulrich & Jerry Campbell

Vancouver Canada

Grand Master's Conference of North America

2/12-18/2015

Grand Lodge Communication

2/21/2015

Masonic Home of Missouri

Meeting

2/24/2015

Polar Star-Rose Hill #79

40-year pin for RW Richard Smith

2/26/2015

St. Louis

Grandview Computer Dinner

3/4/2015

Gavel Club

Past Grand and Grand Lodge Officers Luncheon

3/7/2015

Columbia Lodge Building

Royal Arch Grand Master's Class

3/9/2015

Masonic Complex in Columbia

Grand Lodge Office Staff Meeting

3/10/2015

Acacia Lodge #602

Fellowcraft Degree for Bro Sean Blake

3/16/2015

Mentoring Committee Meeting-Ruby Tuesday's

Hard Back Issue Publication Discussion

3/19-21/2015

Grand Lodge of Kansas

Grand Lodge Communication

3/21/2015

Sunset Hills Country Club

Red Cross of Constantine Talk

3/21/2015

Algabil-Freedom Lodge #636

Reception of Grand Guardian, Job's Daughters

3/24/2015

Algabil-Freedom Lodge #636

Master Mason Degree

3/26/2015

Crestwood-Anchor Lodge #443

100-Man Meeting

3/27/2015

Alhambra Grotto

Initiation

3/28/2015

Leadwood Lodge #598

Middle School Cornerstone Laying

4/1/2015

Gavel Club

Past Grand and Grand Lodge Officers Luncheon

4/3/2015

Grand Encampment in Kansas City

Dignitaries Dinner

4/4/2015

Moolah Shrine

Grand Master's Class

4/4/2015

St. Louis Scottish Rite

Scottish Rite Youth Ball

4/9/2015

Crown Plaza Hotel, St. Louis

Amaranth Grand Court

4/11/2015

Masonic Complex in Columbia

Auditor Committee Meetings

4/14/2015

Phoenix Lodge #136

Eagle Scout Award and Master Mason Degree

4/16/2015

Naphthali Lodge #25

65-year pin for WB Eugene Barken

4/18/2015

Masonic Home of Missouri

Board Meeting

4/21/2015

Acacia Lodge #602

Master Mason Degree for Bro Sean Blake

4/19/2015

St. Louis Scottish Rite

Grand Master's Breakfast

4/25/2015

Jefferson Lodge #43

Grand Master's Chance to Advance Class

4/25/2015

Jefferson Lodge #43

50 year pins for Bros Willard Bean and James Roberts

4/26/2015

Wakanda Lodge #52

Bank Cornerstone Ceremony in Carrolton

5/2/2015

Blue Springs Lodge #337

Cornerstone Ceremony for Police Station

5/2/2015

Temperance Lodge #438

Grand Lecturer's Meeting

5/4/2015

Masonic Home of Missouri

Golf Tournament

5/6/2015

Gavel Club

Past Grand and Grand Lodge Officers Luncheon 60-year pin presentation for WB Delroy Gann

5/7/2015

Samaritan Lodge #424

5/11/2015

Montgomery Lodge #246

Master Mason Degree

5/14/2015

Farmington Lodge #132

50 year pin for RWB Jim Snavely

5/16/2015

Masonic Home of Missouri

Board Meeting

5/16/2015

Capital Plaza--Jefferson City

Lodge of Research Luncheon

5/25/2015

DeMolay conclave

Luncheon and Speech

6/6/2015

Masonic Complex in Columbia

Ritual Committee Meeting

6/6/2015

Bridgeton Lodge #80

Bridgeton Cornerstone Ceremony

6/13/2015

St. Louis-Missouri Lodge #1

Lodge of the Solstice

Parkway Hotel, St. Louis

Grand Lodge Officers' Appreciation Weekend

6/19-21/2015 6/26/2015

Job's Daughters Grand Session

Past Grand and Grand Lodge Officers Luncheon

6/27/2015

Leadwood Lodge #598

Master Mason Degree

6/28/2015

Springfield, MO

Rainbow for Girls Grand Assembly


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Holiday Inn Executive Center--Columbia, MO

Supreme Grottoes of North America Session

7/3/2015

Jefferson Lodge #43

State Capitol Cornerstone Rededication

7/4/2015

Webster Groves Lodge #84

Independence Day Parade

7/10/2015

St. Louis, MO

Meeting With Appeals & Grievance Chariman

7/15/2015

Holiday Inn Executive Center--Columbia, MO

Prince Hall Grand Lodge Communication

7/18/2015

Masonic Home of Missouri

Board Meeting

7/18/2015

Marceline Lodge #481

Rededication of Building

7/22/2015

Wallace Lodge #456

65-year pin for Bros Vernon Booker, and Ernest and John Langdon

7/24/2015

Meeting with Jeff Pickett of Pickett Productions

Discussion of Promotion Video

7/25/2015

Cryptic Council Day

Honoring Grand Master

7/26/2015

Holiday Inn Executive Center--Columbia, MO

Tasting for Grand Lodge Communication

7/29/2015

Fenton Lodge #281

Meeting of Ray Von Denslo AMD

8/1/2015

Masonic Complex in Columbia

Ways & Means Committee

8/1/2015

Masonic Complex in Columbia

Masonic Youth Day

8/5/2015

Gavel Club

Past Grand and Grand Lodge Officers Luncheon

8/5/2015

Embassy Suites Hotel, St. Charles

Brought Greetings to Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War

8/6/2015

St, Francois Lodge #234

Meeting by Lamplight

8/8/2015

St. Joseph Scottish Rite

Red Cross of Constantine Talk

8/15/2015

Warren Lodge #74

Salisbury High School Cornerstone Laying

8/15/2015

Webster Groves Lodge #84

Installation of Officers

Washington DC

Scottish Rite Centennial

8/21-26/2015 8/29/2015

Masonic Complex

Jurisprudence Committee

9/2/2015

Gavel Club

Past Grand and Grand Lodge Officers Luncheon

9/2/2015

Shelbina Lodge #228

3 x 50 year pins

9/5/2015

Webster Groves #84

Reception for the Supreme Worthy High Priestess, White Shrine

9/12/2015

Red Cross of Constantine-STL

Luncheon meeting & Talk at DelMonico's

Grand Lodge of Iowa

Grand Lodge Communication

Fenton Lodge #281

Installation of Officers

9/25-26/2015

Masonic Home of Missouri

Board Meeting

9/25-26/2015

Holiday Inn Columbia Executive Center

194th Grand Lodge Communication

9/17-19/2015 9/20/2015

R.W.B.R.W.B. Charles Charles Brent Stewart announced that, pursuant to the that, By-Laws, the Address theBy-Laws, Grand Masterthe would be Brent Stewart announced pursuant to ofthe forwarded to the of Committee on the Grandwould Master’s for itstoreview and subsequent and he then Address the Grand Master beAddress forwarded the Committee on Report the Grand Master’s for its review and subsequent Report and he then returned returned the Gavel Address to Grand Master Haywood.

the Gavel to Grand Master Haywood.

RECOGNITION OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS AND DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURES

RECOGNITION OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND

Most Worshipful BrotherAND Haywood recognized the District Deputy Grand Masters LECTURES and District Deputy Grand MASTERS DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND Lecturers, who stood at their chairs in the auditorium to receive words of appreciation from the Grand Master. Grand Master Haywood commended them on their tireless and faithful service to the Masonic Fraternity.

Most Worshipful Brother Haywood recognized the District Deputy Grand INTRODUCTIONS OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE YOUTH BODIES Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers, who stood at their chairs in the auditorium to receive words of appreciation from the Grand Master. Grand Grand Master Haywood then put the Grand Lodge at ease to receive representatives from and guests of the adoptive Haywood commended themBodies on their faithful the Youth Master Organizations. Representatives of the Youth were tireless introducedand and escorted to service the East. to M.W.B. Masonic Fraternity. Haywood welcomed the representatives, greeted each one and thanked them for attending. Representatives of the Missouri Demolay, Job’s Daughters, and Rainbow for Girls were then invited to the East to address Assembly. CALLED FROM LABOR


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CALLED FROM LABOR With the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers, at 11:30 a.m. the Grand Master called the Grand Lodge from Labor until 1:00 o’clock this afternoon, Monday, September 28, 2015.

INTRODUCTIONS OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE YOUTH BODIES Representatives of the Youth Bodies were introduced and escorted to the East. M.W.B. Haywood welcomed the representatives, greeted each one and thanked them for attending. Representatives of the Missouri Demolay, Job’s Daughters, and Rainbow for Girls were then invited to the East to address Assembly.

MONDAY AFTERNOON CALLED TO LABOR 1:00 PM With the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers, at 1:00 p.m. the Grand Master called the Craft to Labor and then called upon R.W.B. Charles Brent Stewart, President of the Board, to give the Report of the Masonic Home of Missouri.

REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD Masonic Home of Missouri On page 14 of the 1941 Official Proceedings, then Grand Master Harry S. Truman stated: “The Masonic Home of Missouri, in my opinion, is reason enough for the existence of the Masonic Fraternity”. First created in 1889, the Masonic Home celebrated its 125th Anniversary last year. I am pleased to report that the Masonic Home continues to carry out its mission to assist eligible adults and children in need by practicing the principles of Freemasonry. Before presenting the usual Report information for the Masonic Home’s activities for the past year, baseless rumors and misinformation circulating recently among the Craft unfortunately compel me to begin this Report by setting the record straight. These are the facts:

MASONIC HOME/GRAND LODGE RELATIONSHIP •

The Masonic Home is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation formed by the general membership of the Grand Lodge of Missouri to carry out certain charitable, philanthropic, and educational activities as authorized by federal and state law and by the applicable By-Laws adopted by the general membership of the Grand Lodge.


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The Masonic Home is an “instrumentality” of the Grand Lodge, performing certain functions that the Grand Lodge cannot or has elected to not perform for itself. Due to tax laws, donations to the Masonic Home for the most part are tax deductible; donations to the Grand Lodge for the most part are not. All of the four “Crown Jewels” (Masonic Home, Missouri Lodge of Research and its new Foundation, Masonic Children’s Foundation, and Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc.) operate “under the umbrella” and are affiliates of the Grand Lodge, but they are legally separate and distinct organizations.

The Masonic Home must operate in compliance with federal and state laws that dictate what the Masonic Home may and may not do and how it must conduct its operations. These laws prohibit the co-mingling of funds and certain types of transactions with the Grand Lodge, which while tax exempt, is a different type of corporation classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(10) organization.

The Masonic Home cannot, does not, and has no desire to attempt to control the internal or external operations of the Grand Lodge or any other Grand Lodge entity. Each organization has its own separate governing body.

The Masonic Home, not the Grand Lodge, owns and is in all respects legally responsible for the Masonic Complex. It was decided many years ago that the Masonic Home would build, own, maintain, and operate the Masonic Complex using Masonic Home—not Grand Lodge—funds.

In 2003, it was decided that the Grand Lodge Office would be relocated and was offered space at the Masonic Complex under the terms of a Conditional Charitable Gift/Donation Agreement that allows the Grand Lodge Office to occupy space in the Complex without paying rent to the Masonic Home.

As part of that agreement, $640,000 of Grand Lodge funds were invested in a restricted account with any interest earned to be used to offset the Grand Lodge Office’s share of utilities. Only in the last three years did the interest earned cover the Grand Lodge Office’s share of utilities and that does not include additional costs relating to building maintenance, repairs, and insurance. The $640,000 or “corpus” of the restricted account must be returned to the Grand Lodge in the event of a default of the Agreement.

The Masonic Home has not “taken over” the Missouri Freemason magazine. Pursuant to an arrangement made in 1985 under then Grand Master Dille, the Masonic Home has been paying for one-half the cost of publishing the Missouri Freemason magazine in exchange for receiving one-half of the space in the magazine. The Grand Lodge, through its Publications Committee, controls the content of the magazine—not the Masonic Home. Over time, less and less space in the magazine had been devoted to articles submitted by the Masonic Home. The original


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1985 arrangement, as well as other transactions between the Home and the Grand Lodge Office, have come under increased scrutiny by the independent auditors and may need to be revisited in the future in order to comply with applicable tax laws and the intent of donors to the Masonic Home’s charitable and philanthropic programs.

WHO RUNS THE MASONIC HOME? •

The Masonic Home is governed by a Board of Directors—it is not governed by the Grand Secretary or by the Masonic Home’s Executive Director, who is an employee of the Masonic Home and who reports directly to the Board.

Each year the general membership of the Grand Lodge at its Annual Communication elects two new Directors, who cannot be Grand Lodge Advancing Line Officers, for four year terms. While the top Grand Lodge Advancing Line Officers also serve on the Board, a voting majority of the Board is made up of members elected at large by the general membership of the Grand Lodge.

Masonic Home operations are governed by a set of By-Laws adopted by the general membership of the Grand Lodge. Proposed changes to those By-Laws are published and distributed prior to every Grand Lodge Annual Communication and must be approved by the general membership of the Grand Lodge.

The Masonic Home Board of Directors meets each and every month for its regular meeting, usually in Columbia on a Saturday morning. Most travel long distances to attend these monthly meetings. At times, additional committee meetings are required outside the monthly regular Board meetings. Each Board member spends many hours reviewing monthly “board packets” and attending committee meetings in preparation for and prior to the monthly Board meeting.

While their out of pocket expenses are reimbursed if requested, Board Members volunteer their time and receive no other compensation.

In addition to the By-Laws, the Masonic Home Board of Directors has established written policies setting forth the minimum eligibility requirements for assistance under the Masonic Home’s nine Outreach Programs. The By-Laws and policies, which specify required age and length of membership in the Fraternity, are intended to distinguish between truly worthy applicants and someone who may have joined the Fraternity for the sole purpose of obtaining financial assistance. As is the case for all policies, these eligibility requirements are regularly reviewed by the Board. While the Staff processes all applications for assistance and makes recommendations, the Board reviews each and every application and ultimately decides whether assistance will be provided. The Board does have the discretion to waive the minimum eligibility thresholds for good cause. To protect the privacy of the


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applicants, preserve the integrity of the process, and prevent the chance of improper influences, all applicants are identified only by number—not by name—when they are presented to the Board.

MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH and O.E.S. •

Many years ago, by majority vote of the general membership of the Grand Lodge, the responsibility for operating and maintaining a Masonic Library and Museum was assigned to the Masonic Home, primarily for tax reasons. The Masonic Home still owns, operates, and maintains the Masonic Museum.

In 2012, the Masonic Home Board of Directors voted unanimously to permit the Missouri Lodge of Research to take over responsibility of the Masonic Library pursuant to a Space Use and Management Agreement. I personally made that Motion and the Agreement was signed by Most Worshipful Brother David Ramsey, then Board President, on behalf of the Masonic Home.

In recognition that the Missouri Lodge of Research had very limited funds and needed time to get its tax status and insurance issues resolved, the Missouri Lodge of Research was given the Library space in the Complex for a three year period without having to pay any rent or utilities. The Masonic Home also purchased library shelving and furniture, as well as incurred the costs of preparing the space for Library use. Most recently, the Masonic Home has incurred additional cost in tinting the windows, repairs, and improving environmental controls for the Library space. None of these costs were charged to the Missouri Lodge of Research.

The Agreement between the Masonic Home and the Missouri Lodge of Research expired in August 2015 and at this writing is being renegotiated pursuant to the terms of the Agreement.

The Masonic Complex also houses the administrative offices of the Order of the Eastern Star under a Lease Agreement with the Masonic Home executed in 2012. The Agreement provides for a rent and utilities payment of $1800 per month for the first three years, subject thereafter to changes in the National Cost of Living Index (CPI). Prior to obtaining its own space in the Complex, the Grand Lodge Office permitted the O.E.S. to operate out of space controlled by the Grand Lodge Office and share telecommunications and other Grand Lodge-controlled internal office systems. Other than consenting to the O.E.S. sub-occupancy, the Masonic Home had absolutely nothing to do with any arrangements between the Grand Lodge Office and the O.E.S.

The Masonic Complex also contains a Community Room, the use of which necessarily is administered by the Masonic Home—not by the Grand Lodge Office. Pursuant to the Building Use Policy adopted by the Board of Directors, the Community Room is available to any Masonic-related body at no charge but it must be booked in advance


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to avoid scheduling conflicts. The Community Room also is available to those without a Masonic affiliation for special events or meetings. Bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis. A simple, straight-forward event booking form is provided to anyone requesting use of the Community Room, Masonic Home Board Room, or outside grounds of the Complex. •

Access to space occupied by the Grand Lodge Office, Missouri Lodge of Research, or the Order of the Eastern Star, is the sole responsibility and is in the control of those respective organizations—not the Masonic Home.

The entire Masonic Complex is open during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. For security and insurance reasons, afterhours access to the building is available only upon request in advance to the Masonic Home so that arrangements can be made to open and securely close the building.

There it is. Hopefully this clears up the misconceptions and any confusion that might exist among the Craft with respect to your Masonic Home and the Masonic Complex.

OUR NINE OUTREACH PROGRAMS Until this year the Masonic Home had eight Outreach Programs: LongTerm Assistance; Short-Term Assistance; Children’s Outreach; Widows Program; Masonic Family Cares; Creating-A-Partnership; Financial Counseling; and Social Services. If you are unfamiliar with any of these Programs, please ask your lodge’s Masonic Home Representative or call the Masonic Home office. In January of this year, we introduced the ninth Outreach Program: The Armed Forces Program. It has two components. The first is similar to our Widows Program in that we want to recognize and thank our Masonic Veterans. The second is similar to the Creating-A-Partnership Program in that the Masonic Home partners with the lodges and O.E.S. Chapters to honor those who have served and those currently serving our Country. First, we ask for your help in identifying our Masonic Veterans. Please contact the Masonic Home to add the veterans in your Lodge or Chapter to our growing list. We will need their name, address, date of birth, Branch of Service, and Service Dates. Once a veteran is identified, the Masonic Home will send him, or her, a Veteran Lapel Pin as a small token of our appreciation for their service to our Country. Throughout the year, we will also send special mailings remembering, honoring and thanking them for their service. Second, we will provide matching funds to your local Lodges and Chapters to provide the opportunity to join together to help fund Honor Flights for veterans in your community to travel to Washington D.C. to visit their service memorial. Matching funds also are available for care packages to those currently serving overseas or in the United States. We will match up to $10,000 per Lodge or Chapter each fiscal year, July 1st to June 30th. Applications can


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be obtained from the Masonic Home’s website at www.mohome.org or by calling the Masonic Home. For the 2015 fiscal year, the Masonic Home provided direct financial assistance to 116 Missouri Masons, their wives or widows, O.E.S. members and dependent children with assistance totaling $951,485.51. In addition, the Masonic Home partnered with 75 Lodges and Chapters to provide assistance to over 6,700 children in need in communities throughout the state with assistance totaling $138,570.41. Below is the breakdown for this fiscal year. Financial Assistance Programs Direct Financial Assistance Long-Term Financial Assistance $ 845,175.36 Short-Term Financial Assistance $ 101,431.25 Children’s Financial Assistance $ 4,878.90 Creating-A-Partnership $ 138,570.41 Armed Services Program – Partnering To Honor $ 6,210.00 TOTAL $ 1,096,265.92 Non-Financial Assistance Program Estimated Number Reached Widows Program—Widows Pins Mailed 374 Masonic Family Cares 9 Financial Counseling 44 Social Services 400 Armed Services Program—Pins/Letters Mailed 935

TOTAL

1762

ANNUAL AUDIT & FINANCIAL CONDITION I am pleased to again report that the Masonic Home audit for the year ending June 30, 2015 was certified by an independent external auditor and the auditor found the Masonic Home to be in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles with no deficiencies requiring corrective action. The findings of the auditor, and the fact that the audit was able to be completed earlier than in years past, is testimony to the dedication and professionalism of the Masonic Home management and staff, especially our Director of Finance, Jodi Blake. The complete audit report and financial statements are appended and incorporated as part of this Report. The financial condition of the Home continues to be stable. Total investment holdings decreased slightly due to unfavorable market conditions, however, the income earned on investments increased by about 8% over the prior year. Investment income made up the majority, approximately 67%, of the Home’s revenues. Donations received from estates and trusts increased by about 30%, but individual giving decreased by 30%. Because of the increase in investment income and estate and trust donations, total revenues for the year ended 13% higher than the previous year. I am pleased to report that expenses decreased by 2.5% due to our ongoing efforts to reduce administrative-type costs. Additional information can be found in the Masonic Home’s 2015 Annual Report.


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DEVELOPMENT/VINCIL SOCIETY During Fiscal Year 2015, only about 30% of the Masonic Home’s total revenues came from donations. In January of this year, the Masonic Home launched its newest donor recognition society, The Vincil Society. The Vincil Society provides an opportunity for the Masonic Home to recognize Lodges, Chapters and other organizations for their support of the Masonic Home and its Outreach Programs. Lodges who have attained a giving level within The Vincil Society will be recognized during Annual Communication. During the past year, the Masonic Home also comprehensively revamped its existing annual giving programs and hired a Major Gifts Officer whose job is to increase individual donor support of the Masonic Home.

BY-LAWS

No By-Law changes have been proposed for 2015.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Amidst all my other Masonic concerns and employments this year as Deputy Grand Master, with the exception of my visits to the lodges, serving as President of the Masonic Home Board has been the most personally rewarding. My year as Board President was made much easier by being blessed with the wise counsel of Most Worshipful Brother Vern Schneider and a hard working Board of Directors who all continually demonstrated their personal and deep dedication to carrying out the mission and noble work of the Masonic Home. The same most certainly can be said of our Executive Director Barbara Ramsey and Director of Finance Jodi Blake. I owe them both a very special thank you for always being there for me and for going above and beyond my expectations. That Barbara Ramsey recently was elected to serve on the Board of the national Masonic Communities & Service Association (MCSA) organization not only honors Missouri Masonry but evinces her leadership ability. Like those who have gone before me, I am amazed and deeply impressed by the professionalism, positive attitudes, caring, and hard work of the entire Staff. I am not sure the Craft truly recognizes just how fortunate we are to have them. My thanks to outgoing Directors Charlie Wiegert, who always kept us on our toes by asking the tough questions, and to Jeff Lee, whose steady and wise counsel was always welcome and appreciated by all. Finally, my sincere thanks to Most Worshipful Brother David Haywood, whose decency, sincerity, warm heart, and commitment to the best interests of the Craft in the midst of adversity, has time and time again demonstrated to me what being a Mason is truly all about. Fraternally and respectfully submitted, C. Brent Stewart, President Masonic Home of Missouri Board of Directors *EDITOR’S NOTE: As there were no changes proposed to the By-Laws of the Masonic Home of Missouri this year publication in the Proceedings has been omitted as it was last year. Please see the 2013 Proceedings.


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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI FINANCIAL REPORTS:

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INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT To the Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Masonic Home of Missouri (the Home), wh ich comprise the statements of financial position as of June 30, 2015 and 2014, the related statements of activities and functional expenses for the year ended June 30, 2015, the statements of cash flows for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, and the related notes to the financial statements.

Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements Management is responsi ble for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with U.S. general ly accepted accounting princi ples; this includes the design, implementation, and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditors' Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with U.S. generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the aud it to qbtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material m isstatement. An audit involves perfonn ing procedures to obtain aud it evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity's preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design aud it procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness ofaccounting policies used and the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We bel ieve that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our aud it opinion.

Opinion In our opin ion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Masonic Home of Missouri as of June 30, 2015 and 2014, the changes in its net assets for the year ended June 30, 2015, and its cash flows for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI

STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION June 2015 and 2014 STATEMENTS OF30, FINANCIAL POSITION June 30, 2015 and 2014

2015

2014

ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Accounts receivable Accrued interest receivable Prepaid expenses and other assets Investments Investments limited as to use by the board of directors Contributions receivable from trusts and estates Land, buildings and equipment, net Beneficial interest in perpetual trusts Total assets

$

559,378 $ 126,862 582,381 128,928 78,709,981

486,038 131,592 552,887 173,717 78,315,064

43,649,476

44,239,318

1,056,864 8,545,948 2,022,471

988,656 8,883,605 1,883,401

$ 135,382,289

$ 135,654,278

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS LIABILITIES Accounts payable Accrued payroll and benefits Charitable gift annuities liability

$

Total liabilities

237,650

NET ASSETS Unrestricted Temporarily restricted Permanently restricted

69,859,495 32,308,065 32,977,079

Total net assets Total liabilities and net assets

97,053 $ 73,104 67,493

$

60,391 67,142 70,532 198,065 69,788,092 32,856,323 32,811,798

135,144,639

135,456,213

135,382,289 $

135,654,278

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS OF MISSOURI Years MASONIC EndedHOME June 30, 2015 and 2014 STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES Year Ended June 30, 2015 (with summarized totals for 2014)

OPERATING SUPPORT AND REVENUE Investment income, net Endowment income, net Estate and trust contributions Other contributions Grand Lodge per capita and initiation fees Eastern Star per capita fees Interest income, sweep account Other Net assets released from restrictions

EXPENSES Program Services: Outreach services Museum and library Management and general Fundraising

NON-OPERA TING REVENUES AND GAINS (LOSSES) Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments, net Change in value of split-interest agreements Fund reclassification Gain on sale of land, buildings, and equipment Total non-operating revenues and gains (losses)

NET ASSETS, END OF YEAR

$

161,329 $ 1,439,179 159,908 60,000

$

1,648,137 $ 1,439,179 1,011,338 373,292 91,300 13,547 89 44,284

1,459,284 1,396,954 528,782 544,472 95,844 14,413 172 48,327

4,621,166

4,088,248

1,486,808 608,142 313,142 91,300 13,547 89 44,284 1,751,779

{I,751,779)

4,309,091

68,637

243,288 150

243,438

     

3,396,657

Excess of operating support and revenue over expenses

NET ASSETS, BEGINNING OF YEAR

Permanently Restricted

1,965,873 242,700 631,734 556,350

Total expenses

Change in net assets

Temporarily Restricted

$

Total operating support and revenue

2015 Total

Unrestricted

2014 Total

1,965,873 242,700 631,734 556,350

2,102,347 182,400 646,986 555, 165

3,396,657

3,486,898

1,224,509

601,350

(1,428,227) (116,816)

12,345,316 208,246

912,434

68,637

243,438

(823,931)

(604,296) (12,599)

(26,060) 8,960

   

(841,031)

(I04,217) 26,060

(616,895)

(78,157)

8,960

12,245

(1,536,083)

12,565,807

71,403

(548,258)

165,281

(311,574)

13,167,157

69,788,092

32,856,323

32,811,798

135,456,213

122,289,056

$ 69,859,495

$ 32,308,065

$ 32,977,079

$ 135,144,639

$ 135,456,213

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATEMENTS OF FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES Years Ended June 30, 2015 (with Summarized totals for 2014) MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATEMENT OF FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES Year Ended June 30, 2015 (with Summarized totals for 2014) Program Services Outreach Museum and Services Library ADMINISTRATIVE Salaries, wages and benefits Professional fees Insurance - general Grand Lodge member listing Occupancy Travel, conferences and meetings Communication Other

$

$

$

834,161

Total administrative OUTREACH SERVICES Short-tenn home living Long-tern1 home living Long-tenn facility Short-tenn medical/other Long-tenn medical/other Children's outreach Creating-a-Partnership Armed Forces Program Widows Program Financial Counseling

445,847 11,420 24,707 146,480 29,345 18,077 121,971 36,314

Management and General

30,432

137,134 50,042 105,822

67,445 72

101,646 54,127

486

35,619

98,435

484,390

46,847

144,265

147,344

Total development 1,965,873 $

242,700 $

$

1,416,986

DEVELOPMENT Salaries, wages and benefits Professional fees Insurance - general Grand Lodge member listing Occupancy Travel, conferences and meetings Communication Fundraising appeals and events Other

$

2014 Total

582,981 61,462 160,961 146,480 198,436 72,276 121,971 72,419

631,734 $

634, 139 59,209 157,151 146,480 215,470 68,470 116,963 102,624 1,500,506

7,469 41,570 739,891 93,962 37,846 4,879 138,570 13,677 6,935 66

14,383 35,400 757,734 71,032 44,072 5,875 148,777 6,540 266

1,084,865

1,084,079

18,505

356,961

372,000

234,225 12,746 4,807 103,520 10,467 15,023 66,472 53,676 36,909

234,225 12,746 4,807 103,520 10,467 15,023 66,472 53,676 36.909

179,373 18,142 4,887 103,520 12,304 15,375 74,197 66,595 55,920

1,084,865

DEPRECIATION EXPENSE

Total expenses

$

$

7,469 41,570 739,891 93,962 37,846 4,879 138,570 13,677 6,935 66

Total outreach services

2015 Total

Fundraising

537,845

537,845

530,313

556,350

$ 3,396,657

$ 3,486,898

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS MASONIC HOMEJune OF MISSOURI Years Ended 30, 2015 and 2014 STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS Years Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

2014

2015 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Change in net assets Adjustments to reconcile change in net assets to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation (Gain) on disposal of land, buildings, and equipment Permanently restricted contributions Realized and unrealized (gains) losses on securities (Increase) decrease in beneficial interest in perpetual trusts (Increase) decrease in assets and increase (decrease) in liabilities: Accounts receivable Accrued interest receivable Prepaid expenses and other assets Contributions receivable from trusts Accounts payable Accrued payroll and payroll taxes Charitable gift annuities liability

$

(311,574)

$ 13,167,157

356,961 (8,960) (150) 1,428,227 (139,070)

(12,345,316) (88,595)

4,730 (29,494) 44,789 (68,208) 36,662 5,962 (3,039)

18,159 (90,058) 13,599 (92,368) 13,786 739 (3,081)

Net cash provided by operating activities· CASH

1,316,836

FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Purchases of investment securities Sales/maturities of investment securities Proceeds from sale of land, buildings, and equipment Purchases of land, buildings, and equipment

(43,991,963) 42,758,661 8,960 (19,304)

Net cash (used) by investing activities

372,000 (12,245)

(1,243 ,646)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Gifts restricted to endowment funds

150

Net cash provided by financing activities Net change in

150

953,777 (60,811,568) 59,892,060 12,245 (97,046) (1,004,309)

cash and cash equivalents

73,340

(50,532)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year Cash

486,038

536,570

and cash equivalents, end of year

$

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 1. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES The significant accounting policies followed by Masonic Home of Missouri are described below to enhance the usefulness of the financial statements to the r e a d e r. Organization: The Masonic Home of Missouri (the Home) is a non-profit corporation established to provide assistance to Missouri Master Masons, their wives, widows, female members of the Order of the Eastern Star and Masonic Children. Assistance is also provided statewide to children and veterans through Partnerships with Missouri Lodges and Chapters. It is the goal of the Masonic Home to reach out statewide financially and nonfinancially to those eligible applicants in distress through the Outreach Services Programs. Basis of accounting: The financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting. Classes of net assets: The classification of net assets into the categories of unrestricted, temporarily restrictedand permanently restricted is based on the presence or absence of donor-imposed restrictions, stipulations for use of a contribution that is more specific than broad limits resulting from the Homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basic mission and environment in which it operates. Temporary restrictions are donor-imposed stipulations that either expire by passage of time or can be fulfilled and removed by actions of the Home pursuant to those stipulations. Permanent restrictions are donor­imposed stipulations that neither expire by passage of time nor can be fulfilled or otherwise removed by actions of the Home. Assets without donor-imposed restrictions are included in unrestricted net assets. When a restriction expires, temporarily restricted net assets are reclassified to unrestricted net assets and repmied in the Statement of Activities as net assets released from restrictions. If a restriction is met in the same period the gift is received, the gift is reported as an addition to unrestricted net assets. Use of estimates: The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the repo1ied amounts of assets and liabilities, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. The significant estimates affecting the financial statements are the net present values of contributions receivable and future cash flows from donor gifts, revenue and liabilities of charitable gift annuities, and useful lives of buildings and equipment for depreciation purposes.


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Cash and cash equivalents: For purposes of the Statement of Cash Flows, the Home considers all highly liquid investments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents, except for cash funds in the investment pmifolio. The Home maintains cash depository balances at established financial institutions. Accounts at these institutions are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). At various times during the year, the Home may have exceeded the FDIC coverage limits. Accounts receivable: Accounts receivable are stated at the amount management expects to collect on outstanding balances. Valuation of investments: Investments in equity securities with readily determinable market values and all debt securities are repmted at fair value. Realized and unrealized gains and losses are reported in the Statement of Activities. Other investments which have been donated to the Home are recorded at estimated fair value at the date of the gift and adjusted thereafter only if there is evidence of impairment of the recorded fair value. Other investments which have been purchased are recorded at cost and adjusted to estimated fair value thereafter only if there is evidence that the fair value is significantly below cost. Land, buildings and equipment: Land, buildings and equipment are recorded at cost, and buildings and equipment are depreciated over their estimated useful lives using the straight-line method. Donated assets are recorded at estimated fair market value at the date of the gift. Maintenance and repairs are expensed when incurred. Expenditures which significantly increase asset values or extend useful lives are capitalized. The Homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capitalization threshold for land, building, and equipment is $10,000. Contributions received: Contributions received, including bequests and other unconditional promises to give from a donor, are recognized as revenues at their fair values in the period received or in the period the Homeboth becomes aware of the promise and has sufficient information to record it. The Home has infonnation on some promises to give for which sufficient information is not available for the Home to record the amount ofthe promise or to properly classify it. Conditional promises to give are recognized when they become unconditional, that is, when the conditions are substantially met. Non-operating revenue and gains (losses): Items included in this category on the Statement of Activities include all revenues and gains and losses that represent changes to permanently restricted net assets, all other realized and unrealized gains and losses from investments, changes in the value of splitinterest agreementswith donors, and unbudgeted gains and losses from disposal of equipment and other capital assets. Generally, revenues that are budgeted or available for operating purposes are repmted under the unrestricted â&#x20AC;&#x153;operating support and revenueâ&#x20AC;? category in the Statement of Activities. Functional allocation of expenses: The costs of providing the various programs and other activities have been summarized on a functional basis in.the Statement of Functional Expenses. Accordingly, certain costs have been allocated among the programs and supporting services.


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Taxable status: The Home is a nonprofit corporation as described in Section 50l(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is exempt from federal income taxes pursuant to Section 50l(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, except for any unrelated business income. Interest and penalties incurred, if any, related to annual Form 990 or unrelated business income tax filings are reported within management and general expenses in the Statement of Activities. Reclassifications: Distributions received during the year ended June 30, 2014 of $160,921 from trusts for which the Home does not have a beneficial remaining interest have been reclassified from investment income to estate and trust contributions in order to be consistent with the classification for the current year. Subsequent events: Events that occurred subsequent to June 30, 2015 have been evaluated through July 29, 2015 which is the date the financial statements were available to be issued.


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2. INVESTMENTS The Home contracts with investment managers to buy, sell, and hold investment securities under the Home’sinvestment policy guidelines. The 2. INVESTMENTS Home’s main investment strategy has been to maximize the total return to meet general operating needs.to buy, sell, and hold investment securities under the Home's The Home contracts with investment managers investment policy guidelines. The Home's main investment strategy has been to maximize the total return to meet general operating needs.

Investments consist of the following at June 30:

Investments consist of the following at June 30:

2015 Investments by Type

Cost or Donated Fair Value

Carrying Amou nt

Cash funds and securities: Money market funds Certificates of deposit U.S., agency, and municipal fixed income obligations Corporate obligations and fixed income mutual funds Equity securities and mutual funds

$

3,562,516 $ 300,438 9,600,367 45,681,348 54,197,501

3,562,516 300,438 10,019,711 45,959,518 62,516,726

113,342,170 548

Total cash funds and securities Real estate Total investments

122,358,909 548 $ 122,359,457

$ 113,342,718

Investments by Fund

Operating fund Reserve fund Building fund Main Investment fund Knollman fund Simon fund

$ 15,877,419 40, 117,032 5,584,729 43,593,640 1,032,245 7,137,653

Total investments

$ 113,342,718

$ 17,099,748 43,649,476 6,107,135 46,548,443 1,043,737 7,910,918 $ 122,359,457

2014 Investments by Type Cash funds and securities: Money market funds U.S., agency, and municipal fixed income obligations Corporate obligations Equity securities and mutual funds Total cash funds and securities Real estate Total investments

8

$

2,019,870 9,739,695 40,455,973 55,991,062

$

2,019,870 10,225,628 41,587,838 68,720,498

108,206,600 548

122,553,834 548

$ 108,207,148

$ 122,554,382


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2015

Cost or Donated Fair Value

Carrying Amount

Investments by Fund Operating fund Reserve fund Building fund Morse fund Main Investment fund Knollman fund Simon fund Total investments

$

14,074,580 38,374,650 5,455,066

$ 16,063,749 44,239,318 6,289,545

42,483,980 1,034,078 6,784,794 $ 108,207,148

46,943,014 1,043,102 7,975,654 $ 122,554,382

Investment incomeincome on the Statement of Activities is reported offees of $267,372 and $256,612 the on the Statement of net Activities is reported netforoffees of Investment years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Endowment income reported on the Statement of Activities $267,372 and $256,612 for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. consists of the p0tiion of total investment return from the Endowment Fund that is transferred incash to the Endowment Operating Fund. income reported on the Statement of Activities consists of the p0tiion of total investment return from the Endowment Fund that is transferred in cash to the Operating Fund. 3. SPLIT-INTEREST AGREEMENTS The term split-interest agreement describes a variety of arrangements under which funds have been donated to 3. SPLIT-INTEREST AGREEMENTS the Home, including charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder annuity trusts and unitrusts, and beneficial interests in perpetual trusts.

The term split-interest agreement describes a variety of arrangements under Charitable gift annuities: Funds held and managed by the Home pursuant to charitable gift annuity agreements which funds have been donated tothe Home, including charitable gift annuities, were made available to the Home with the stipulation that it periodically pay to donors and/or their charitable remainder annuity trusts and unitrusts, beneficial interests beneficiaries specific amounts in the form of annuities. Assets received under such and agreements are recorded at fair perpetual value as of the date of the agreement. Estimated liabilities are recorded for required annuity in trusts. payments to the beneficiaries based on the estimated return on the assets during the term of the agreement, the payment obligations, beneficiary life expectancy and discount rate comparable to the risks involved. The

gift annuities: Funds and managed bylifethe Home pursuant to Charitable Home uses Internal Revenue Service tables for theheld discount rate and beneficiaries' expectancies. The liabilities are adjusted annually foragreements financial statement purposes. Payments of annuity obligations terminate charitable gift annuity were made available to the Home with the at a time or under circumstances specified in the agreements, generally upon the death of the last named stipulation that it periodically pay to donors and/or their beneficiaries specific beneficiary. The net assets of these funds are classified as unrestricted, temporarily restricted, or permanently amounts in theupon form of annuities. Assets received under such agreements are restricted depending the provisions of the donor agreements. recorded at fair value as of the date of the agreement. Estimated liabilities Trustsrecorded held by others: Home is the beneficiary ofpayments various trusts for assets are held and based managedon the forTherequired annuity towhich the beneficiaries are by third paiiies. Under the terms of these trusts, the Home has the irrevocable right to receive all or a estimated return theonassets the term of thetrust) agreement, theterm payment percentage of the income on earned the trust during assets in perpetuity (perpetual or for a specified (tenn obligations, beneficiary life comparable to of the trust). For perpetual trusts, the Home hasexpectancy and discount recorded its beneficial interests based rate on its share of the fair value assets held in trust. For term trusts, theuses Home Internal has recordedRevenue a receivableService for its beneficial interests based on the risks involved. The Home tables for the discount present value of estimated future payments to be received. The Home's share of the fair value of assets held in rate and beneficiariesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; life expectancies. The liabilities are adjusted annually trust is generally used as a practical estimate of the future payments to be received. These receivables are for financial statement purposes. Payments of annuity obligations terminate included in the category, "contributions receivable from trusts and estates" on the Statement of Financial Position. at a time or under circumstances specified in the agreements, generally upon the death of the last named beneficiary. The net assets of these funds are classified as unrestricted, temporarily restricted, or permanently restricted depending upon the provisions of the donor agreements. 9 Trusts held by others: The Home is the beneficiary of various trusts for which assets are held and managed by third paiiies. Under the terms of these trusts, the Home has the irrevocable right to receive all or a percentage of the income earned on the trust assets in perpetuity (perpetual trust) or for a specified term (tenn trust). For perpetual trusts, the Home has recorded its beneficial interests based on its share of the fair value of assets held in trust. For term trusts, the Home has recorded a receivable for its beneficial interests based on the present value of estimated future payments to be received. The Homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share of the fair value of assets held in trust is generally used as a practical estimate of the future payments to be received. These


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receivables are included in the category, “contributions receivable from trusts and estates” on the Statement of Financial Position. LAND, 4. LAND, BUILDINGS BUILDINGS EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENT 4.4. LAND, BUILDINGS ANDAND EQUIPMENT

 

4. Land, LAND, AND EQUIPMENT Land, buildings buildings andBUILDINGS equipment, and equipment, at consists cost, consists of following the following atatJune at June 30: Land, buildings and equipment, at cost, consists of the theof following June 30: 30:  

2015 20152015

Land Land Land Land improvements Land improvements improvements Land Buildings Build ings ings Build Museum Museum andlibrary library and library Museum and Furniture Furniture and equipment equipment and equipment Furniture and Vehicles Vehicles Vehicles

$$

2014 2014 2014

$ $ $ 575,058 575,058 $575,058 575,058 575,058 575,058 73,768 73,768 73,768 73,768 73,768 73,768 10,784,952 10,784,952 10,765,647 10,765,647 10,784,952 10,765,647 842,789 842,789 842,789 842,789 842,789 842,789 189,876 189,876 229,290 229,290 189,876 229,290 69,666 69,666 83,916 83,916 69,666 83,916

12,536,109 12,536,109 12,570,468 12,570,468 Total Total 12,536,109 12,570,468 Total (3,990,161) (3,990,161)(3,686,863) Less accumulated Less accumulated accumulated depreciation depreciation (3,686,863) (3,990,161) Less depreciation (3,686,863) 4. LAND, BUILDINGS AND EQUIPMENT $ $ 8,883,605 $8,883,605 8,883,605 Land,Land, buildings buildings and equipment, equipment, and equipment, net net $ $ 8,545,948 $ 8,545,948 Land, buildings and net 8,545,948 Land, buildings and equipment, at cost, consists of the following at June 30: Depreciation expense expense for the thefor years the years endedended June June2015 30, 2015 and and 2014 was was $356,961 and and $372,000, respectively. respectively. Depreciation expense for years ended June 30, 30, 2015 and2014 2014 was$356,961 $356,961 and$372,000, $372,000, respectively.   Depreciation 2015 2014 was $356,961 2014 Depreciation expense for the years ended June 30, 2015 and

and $372,000, respectively. Land

575,058 $ 575,058 $ UNRESTRICTED 5. UNRESTRICTED NET ASSETS NET ASSETS ASSETS 5.5. UNRESTRICTED NET 73,768 Land improvements 73,768 10,784,952 The Home's The program program activities activities are accounted accounted are accounted within for within the the Operating Fund. Fund. The The Reserve Fund Fund is iscomprised is10,765,647 comprised of of of Build ingsHome's The Home's program activities are forASSETS within theOperating Operating Fund. TheReserve Reserve Fund comprised 5. UNRESTRICTED NETfor assets assets available available for operations, operations, for operations, but for for butwhich for which the thehas usebeen has been limited limited by byBoard the Board ofofDirectors. of Directors. The Operating The Operating 842,789 Museum and library 842,789 assets available for but which the use use has been limited bythe the Board Directors. The Operating Fund Fund receives receives transfers transfers of interest interest of interest and dividend and dividend investment investment income, income, net net investment of investment management management fees, from fees, the from Furniture and equipment 189,876 229,290 Fund receives transfers of and dividend investment income, netofof investment management fees, from the the Reserve Reserve andEndowment Endowment and program Endowment Funds.Funds. The Home’s activities are accounted for within the 69,666 Operating Fund. Reserve and Funds. 83,916 Vehicles

The Reserve Fund is comprised of assets available for operations, but for 12,536,109 12,570,468 Total TEMPORARILY 6.the TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED RESTRICTED NET NET ASSETS which use hasRESTRICTED been limited by theASSETS Board of Directors. The Operating Fund 6.6. TEMPORARILY NET ASSETS (3,990,161) (3,686,863) Less accumulated depreciation receives transfers of interest and dividend investment income, net of investment Temporarily Temporarily restricted restricted net assets net assets are comprised are comprised of gifts of and giftsbequests and bequests whichwhich the donors the donors require require be spent be spent for for Temporarily restricted net assets are comprised of gifts and bequests which the donors require be $spent for 8,883,605 Land, buildings and net $payments 8,545,948 fees, the Reserve and Endowment management specific specific purposes purposes or inequipment, or specific infrom specific geographical geographical areas areas (purpose (purpose restricted) restricted) or foror which forFunds. which payments are toare be received to be received specific purposes or in specific geographical areas (purpose restricted) or for which payments are to be received in a future in a future periodperiod (time (time restricted restricted pledges). pledges). Once Once a gift ahas giftbeen has spent been spent for itsfor stipulated its stipulated purpose purpose or payments or payments have have in a future period (time restricted pledges). Once a gift has been spent for its stipulated purpose or payments have been been received received pursuant pursuant pledges to pledges for which forJune which there are noare remaining no2014 remaining purpose purpose restrictions, restrictions, restrictions restrictions are are Depreciation expense fortothe years ended 30,there 2015 and was $356,961 and $372,000, respectively. been 6. received pursuant to pledges for which there are no remaining purpose restrictions, restrictions are TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS considered considered to have to been have been met and metthe andequivalent the equivalent amount amount of netofassets net assets will be will reclassified be reclassified asunrestricted. asunrestricted. The The considered to have been met and the equivalent amount of net assets will be reclassified asunrestricted. The amount amount released released generally generally is dollar is dollar for dollar for dollar with respect with respect to thetoexpenditures the expenditures made made that meet that the meetrestrictions the restrictions amount released generally is dollar for dollar with respect to the expenditures made that meet the restrictions and5.for andcash for collections cash collections on a pledge. onASSETS a pledge. However, However, withare respect withcomprised respect to gifts to for giftscapital for improvements, improvements, release release of of Temporarily restricted net assets of capital gifts and bequests and for UNRESTRICTED cash collections onNET a pledge. However, with respect to gifts for capital improvements, release of which restrictions restrictions for allfor related all related gifts other gifts other than uncollected than uncollected pledges pledges occursoccurs when when the donated the donated or acquired or acquired assetsassets are are the donors require be spent for specific purposes or in specific geographical restrictions for all related gifts other than uncollected pledges occurs when the donated or acquired assets are of The Home's program are accounted for within the Operating The Reserve Fund is comprised placed placed in service, in service, or activities if constructed, or if constructed, as construction as construction expenses expenses are incurred. areFund. incurred. placed in service, or if constructed, as construction expenses are incurred. areas (purpose restricted) or forthewhich to beofreceived inOperating a future assets available for operations, but for which use has payments been limited byare the Board Directors. The

Fund receives transfers of summarizes interestthe and dividend investment netrestricted of been investment management fees, from the The following The following tablerestricted table summarizes composition the composition of temporarily of temporarily net assets net assets as of for June as of its June 30: 30: period (time pledges). Once aincome, giftrestricted has spent stipulated The following table summarizes Reserve and Endowment Funds.the composition of temporarily restricted net assets as of June 30: purpose or payments have been received pursuant to pledges for which there 2015 2015 2014 2014 2015 are no remaining purpose restrictions, restrictions are considered to2014 have Assets Assets restricted restricted for bufor ilding bu ilding or program or program expenses expenses by area, by area, 6. TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED NET ASSETS Assets restricted for buthe ildingequivalent or program expenses by area,of net assets will be reclassified as been met and amount $ 6,459,067 $ 6,459,067 including including amounts amounts receivable receivable from from external external trusts trusts $ 6,597,548 $ 6,597,548 $ 6,459,067 including amounts receivable from trusts $ 6,597,548 Temporarily restricted nettrusts, assets areexternal comprised of as gifts bequestsiswhich the donors require be spentrespect for 810,176 unrestricted. The amount released generally dollar for dollar with 894,441 894,441 Receivables Receivables from from trusts, unrestricted unrestricted as to purpose to and purpose 810,176 894,441are to be received trusts, geographical unrestricted areas as to (purpose purpose restricted) or for which payments 810,176 specific purposes or from inendowment specific to theReceivables expenditures made that the restrictions and for cash collections 24,954,557 24,954,557 25,448,599 25,448,599 Accumulated Accumulated endowment earnings earnings notmeet yet notappropriated yet appropriated 25,448,599 in a future period (timeendowment restricted pledges). giftappropriated has been spent for its stipulated 24,954,557 purpose or payments have Accumulated earningsOnce not ayet on a pledge. However, with respect to gifts for capital improvements, release   pursuant to pledges for which there are no remaining purpose restrictions, $ 32,308,065 $ 32,308,065 $ are 32,856,323 $ 32,856,323 been received restrictions   $ pledges occurs 32,308,065 $ 32,856,323 of restrictions formet alland related gifts amount otherofthan uncollected when considered to have been the equivalent net assets will be reclassified asunrestricted. The amount released generally is dollar for dollar with respect to the expenditures made that meet the restrictions the donated or acquired assets are placed in service, or if constructed, as and for cash collections on a pledge. However, with respect to gifts for capital improvements, release of construction expenses are incurred. restrictions for all related gifts other than uncollected pledges occurs when the donated or acquired assets are placed in service, or if constructed, as construction expenses 10 are 10incurred.

10 The following table summarizes the composition of temporarily restricted net The following table summarizes the composition of temporarily restricted net assets as of June 30: assets as of June 30: 2015 Assets restricted for bu ilding or program expenses by area, including amounts receivable from external trusts Receivables from trusts, unrestricted as to purpose Accumulated endowment earnings not yet appropriated

$ 6,459,067 894,441 24,954,557 $ 32,308,065

2014 $

6,597,548 810,176 25,448,599

$ 32,856,323


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7. ENDOWMENT The Homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s endowment consists of several individual donor-restricted funds established for a variety of purposes, as well as a general endowment pool. Interpretation of relevant law: A version of the Uniform Prudent Management ofinstitutional Funds Act(UPMIFA) governs the management of donor-restricted endowment funds in Missouri. The objective of UPMIFA is to provide guidance for investment management and the expenditure decisions related to endowment funds. Under the policy established by the Board of Directors for donor-restricted endowment funds, the Home classifies as permanently restricted net assets (a) the original value of gifts donated to the permanent endowment, (b) the original value of subsequent gifts to the permanent endowment, and (c) any additional amounts requ ired to be permanently restricted by the terms of the donorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gift. Prior to a policy change in 2011, endowment net gains on investment funds were also included in permanently restricted net assets. The policy change resulted in an increase of $15,533 ,932 in temporarily restricted net assets and a corresponding decrease in permanently restricted net assets. Endowment Fund net assets: The portion of the donor-restricted endowment fund that is not classified in permanently restricted net assets is classified as temporarily restricted net assets until those amounts are appropriated for expenditure by the Home in a manner consistent with the standard of prudence prescribed by UPMIFA. In accordance with UPMIFA, the }Iome considers the following factors in making a determination to appropriate or accumulate donor-restricted endowment funds: the duration and preservation of the fund; the purposes of the Horne and the endowment fund; general economic conditions; the possible effect of inflation and deflation; the expected total return from income and the appreciation of investments; other resources of the Home; and the investment policies of the Home. Endowment net asset composition was as follows at June 30, 2015 and 2014: Temporarily Permanently 2015 Unrestricted Restricted Restricted Total Donor-restricted endowment funds $ $ 24,954,557 $ 30,954,608 $ 55,909,165 Other (38,643) (38,643) Total endowment funds $ (38,643) $ 24,954,557 $ 30,954,608 $ 55,870,522 Temporarily Permanently 2014 Unrestricted Restricted Restricted Total Donor-restricted endowment funds $ $ 25,448,599 $ 30,928,398 $ 56,376,997 Board-designated and other (47,876) (47,876) $ (47,876) $ 25,448,599 $ 30,928,398 $ 56,329,121 Total endowment funds


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Changes in endowment net assets were as follows for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014: Changes in endowment net assests were as follows for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014:

Temporarily 2015 Unrestricted Restricted Endowment net assets, beginning of year $ (47,876) $ 25,448,599 Investment return: Investment income 1,573,640 (133,753) Investment fees Net realized and unrealized (463,364) gains (losses) Contributions Appropriation of endowment assets for expenditure (1,435,272) Fund reclassification (26,060) Reclassification for endowment fund with deficiency 35,293 (35,293) Total endowment $ (38,643) $ 24,954,557 Beneficial interest in perpetual trusts Total permanently restricted net assets

Total

$ 30,928,398 $ 56,329,121

1,573,640 (133,753)

150

(463,364) 150

(1,435,272) 26,060

$ 30,954,608 $ 55,870,522

2,022,471 $ 32,977,079

Temporarily 2014 Unrestricted Restricted Endowment net assets, beginning of year $ (12,336) $ 19,246,847 Investment return: Investment income 794 1,526,893 (65) (130,373) Investment fees Net realized and unrealized 2,725 6,041,657 gains (losses) Contributions 285 Appropriation of endowment assets for expenditure (1,275,704) Reclassification for endowment 939,279) 39,279 fund with deficiency $ (47,876) $ 25,448,599 Total endowment Beneficial interest in perpetual trusts Total permanently restricted net assets

Permanently Restricted

Permanently Restricted

Total

$ 30,928,398 $ 50,162,909

1,527,687 (130,438)

6,044,382 285

(1,275,704)

$ 30,928,398 $ 56,329,121

1,883,401 $ 32,811,799


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Funds with deficiencies: From time to time, the fair value of assets associated with individual donor­ restricted endowment funds may fall below the level that the donor or the Board of Director’s interpretation of UPMIFA requires the Home to retain as a fund of perpetual duration. Because the po1tion of an endowment that is deemed to be pennanently restricted for financial rep01ting purposes cannot be decreased by such decreases in fair value, deficiencies of this nature are rep01ted in unrestricted net assets. Deficiencies of $38,643 and $39,279 existed as of June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, which were the result of unfavorable market fluctuations. Return objectives and risk parameters: The Home has adopted investment and spending policies for endowment assets that attempt to provide a stream of funding to programs suppotied by its endowments while allowing for growth within the endowment funds. Endowment assets include those assets of donorrestricted funds that the organization must hold in perpetuity or for a donorspecified period(s). Under this policy, as approved by the Board of Directors, the endowment assets are invested in a conservative manner through a balanced approach, unless otherwise specified by the donor, that is intended to produce income to be used tocany out the purposes and objectives of the Home in accordance with Board directive and donor restriction, as well as allow for growth within the endowment funds. The Home expects its endowment funds, over time, to provide an average rate of return of approximately 7 percent annually. Actual returns in any given year may vary from this amount. Strategies employedfor achieving objective: To satisfy its long-term rateof-return objectives, the Home relies on a total return strategy in which investment returns are achieved through capital appreciation (realized and unrealized). The Home targets a diversified asset allocation through the use of moderate growth and income pmtfolios, which are structured to favor assets that provide a combination of long-term capital appreciation and income production. Moderate Growth and Income potifolios offer a combination of assets with meaningful exposure to both equity securities and fixed income assets. Occasionally, the pmtfolio may fall out of compliance with the asset allocation limits set within the investment policy statement. It is the practice of the Board of Directors to review the cause and make a determination regarding correction of the non-compliance. Spending policy and hmv the investment objectives relate to spending policy: The Home has a policy of appropriating for distribution each month 100 percent of its endowment funds’ investment income, net of fees, to cover operating expenses. The Home has a policy which requires the reinvestment of any and all realized gains, as well as the retention of all appreciation within the endowment funds. The Home will only appropriate a pmtion of the endowment funds accumulated appreciation that is classified as temporarily restricted in the event of a catastrophic need. In establishing its policy, the Home considered the long-term expected return on its endowments, as well as the expected income needs to continue operations. Accordingly, over the long tenn, the Home expects the current spending policy to allow its endowment to grow at an average of five percent annually. This is consistent with the Home’s objective to produce income, while allowing for growth within the endowments through new gifts and investment return.


gains, as well as the retention of all appreciation within the endowment funds. The Home will only appropriate a pmtion of the endowment funds accumulated appreciation that is classified as temporarily restricted in the event of a catastrophic need. In establishing its policy, the Home considered the long-term expected return on its endowments, as well as the expected income needs to continue operations. Accordingly, over the long tenn, the Home expects the current spending policy to allow its endowment to grow at an average of five percent annually. This is consistent with the Home's objective to produce income, 2015 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 55 while allowing for growth within the endowments through new gifts and investment return.

The market values of the andpmtion temporarily restricted pmtion of the The market values of the permanently andpermanently temporarily restricted of the endowment funds were as follows endowment funds were as follows at June 30: at June 30: 2015 Jacob and Sallie Simon Fund Jacob Lampe1t and Rosa Lampe1t Graff Fund William Knollman Fund Grand Lodge Building Fund John T. and Melba S. Sorenson Fund Edwin H. and Sylvia G. Lee Fund General and pooled endowment funds

2014

$ 7,937,231 4,152,705 1,082,381 894,723 424,677 409,814 41,007,634

$ 8,002,356 4,187,676 1,046,244 902,258 428,253 413,265 41,396,945

$ 55,909,165

$ 56,376,997

8. OUTREACH SERVICES Outreach Services consists of nine district programs: four financial programs, four non-financial programs, and one13program with both a :financial and nonfinancial component. The :financial programs include Long­ Term Financial Assistance, Short-Term Financial Assistance, Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Outreach, CreatingA-Patinership, and Paiinering to Honor (a piece of the Armed Forces Program). These programs provide :financial assistance to three types of recipients: adults, children, and both children and veterans tlu¡ough project-specific funding.Assistance is provided to adults on a long -term or sh01i-term basis in three ways: assistance with living expenses to provide the individuals the ability to remain in their own home environment, assistance with medical and other expenses, and assistance with expenses while staying in a facility. Assistance is provided to children in three ways: financial assistance to children of eligible individuals with medical and other expenses; a patinership with Missouri Masonic Lodges and Eastern Star Chapters who identify children inneed of school supplies, clothing and other items, and; through that same paiinership, with projects that are identified to help multiple children. Assistance is provided to veterans through a paiinership with Missouri Masonic Lodges and Eastern Star Chapters who identify Honor Flight and care package programs in their community in need of funding. All :financial assistance is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and is subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. The non-financial programs include Social Services, Financial Counseling, Masonic Family Cares, the Widows Program, and the Veterans Program (a piece of the Armed Forces Program). These programs are designed to assist Masons, their wives, widows or ladies of the Eastern Star by locating services, educating individuals on basic personal finance skills, helping to keep individuals (oftentimes wives and widows of Master Masons) connected to their Lodge or Chapter (or that of their spouse), honoring Masonic widows and veterans, and by infonning individuals of the financial and non-financial services of the Home, should they find themselves in need.

9. PENSION The Home offers a 401(k) pension plan to its employees. Employees who are


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18 years of age and have been employed at least two months are eligible to participate. The Horne contributes 5% of each eligible staff ’s salary, subject to limitations of the Internal Revenue Code. The Home also may make a discretionary matching contribution. Employees may begin making voluntary contributions to the plan two months after their hire date and are then eligible to receive matching contributions. For the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, the Home contributed 5% of each eligible employee’s salary and matched 10% of the first 6% of paiiicipating staff contributions, which totaled $33, 159 and $32,360, respectively.

10. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS The Home is related to the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri (Grand Lodge); the Missouri Lodge of Research (Lodge of Research); and the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star (OES) primarily through common membership and/or interrelated board of director members. These organizations are exempt from income taxes under the Internal Revenue Code. Transactions with the Grand Lodge: During fiscal year 2004, the Grand Lodge made a gift of $640,000 to the Home in lieu of future rent payments for use of space in the Home’s office bu ilding (the Masonic Complex). The gift has been invested in a separate endowment fund in accordance with the terms of the gift (See Note 7). Income from the investment is to be used to defray utility costs. The investment income earned on the Grand Lodge Building Endowment Fund during fiscal year 2015 was $27,484 and the utility costs for the Grand Lodge office space were $22,665. The investment income and utility expenses for fiscal year 2014 were $26,683 and $24,468, respectively. Investment income is included in “endowment income” on the Statement of Activities. Utilities and all other occupancy costs relating to the Grand Lodge are in management and general expenses and included in the “occupancy” line of the Statement of Functional Expenses. The Grand Lodge has a multi-year agreement with the Home to provide its membership records to the Home. Under the agreement, which automatically renews annually unless either paity cancels in writing, an annual payment of $250,000 is required of the Home. The annual payment is expensed on a prorata monthly basis over the term of the agreement. This expense is repotied in the two line items titled “Grand Lodge member listing” on the Statement of Functional Expenses. Each member initiated contributes to the Home $20 of the member’s initiation fee collected by the Grand Lodge from the member’s payment to his respective local lodge. In addition, each member contributes $2.50 to the Home from his dues (per capita) collected by the Grand Lodge from the member’s payment to his respective local lodge. These contributions ai·e reported in the line item titled “Grand Lodge per capita and initiation fees” on the Statement of Activities.


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The Home paid $27,707 and $36,290 to the Grand Lodge for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, for the Home’s portion of The Missouri Freemason Magazine. In addition, the Home paid $28,344 and $12,321 to the Grand Lodge for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, for reimbursements for meeting expenses and other administrative expenses. Transactions with the Missouri Lodge of Research: On August 15, 2012, the Home and the Missouri Lodge of Research, a member organization of Master Masons interested in the history and study of Freemasonry, executed a Space Use and Management Agreement in which the Home agreed to accept the offer of the Lodge of Research to establish and operate a Library within the “library space” located at the Masonic Complex for a period of three years, subject to the Home waiving any fees or rental charges for use of said space. The agreement also stipulated that the Home and the Lodge of Research may enter into future negotiations to renew the agreement for one or more additional three year periods. Transactions with OES: From each member’s dues payment (per capita) collected by the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star from local chapters, $1 is contributed to the Home. This amount is repotied in the line item “Eastern Star per capita fees” on the Statement of Activities. During the Home’s 2013 fiscal year, the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star (the Grand Chapter) voted to forward the amount of monies accumulated by the Eastern Star’s Masonic Home Advisory Board for the benefit of the Home d irectly to the Home as the funds become available, i.e. as certificates of deposit mature. All assets were transferred by June 30, 2014, with $200,578 being transferred during the year ended June 30, 2014. Since this change, the Grand Chapter has agreed to forward donations made to them for the benefit of the Masonic Home to the Masonic Home upon receipt. During the year ended June 30, 2015,the Home received $6,355 in donations to benefit the Home’s Outreach Programs. The Home entered into a lease agreement with the Grand Chapter effective on Januaiy 1, 2013, under which the Grand Chapter pays to the Home rent payments in the amount of $1,800 per month for the initial three years. After completion of the three year period, the rent is to be adjusted annually at the beginning of eachsubsequent year for the remainder of the original lease term of ten years to reflect any annual changes in theNational Cost of Living Index (CPI) which is prepared and issued by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Home received $21,600 in rental payments in each of its fiscal years 2015 and 2014.   11. FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS Investments in equity securities with readily determinable market values, all debt securities and split-interest agreements are reported at fair value.


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Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) emphasize that fair value is a market-based measurement, not an entity-specific measurement. Therefore, a fair value measurement should be determined based on the assumptions that market patiicipants would use in pricing the asset or liability. As a basis for considering market patiicipant assumptions in fair value measurements, GAAP establishes a fair value hierarchy that distinguishes between market patiicipant assumptions based on market data obtained from sources independent of the repotiing entity (observable inputs that are classified within Levels 1 and 2 of the hierarchy) and the repo1ting entityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own assumptions about market patiicipant assumptions (unobservable inputs classified within Level 3 of the hierarchy). The fair value hierarchy as prescribed by GAAP is as follows: Level 1 Valuation is based upon quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Home has the ability to access. Level 2 Valuation is based upon quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, as well as inputs that are observable for the asset or liability (other than quoted prices), such as interest rates, foreign exchange rates, and yield curves that are observable at commonly quoted intervals. Level 3 Valuation is generated from model-based techniques that use at least one significant assumption based on unobservable inputs for the asset or liability, which are typically based on an entityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own assumptions, as there is little, if any, related market activity. In instances where the determination of the fair value measurement is based on inputs from different levels of the fair value hierarchy, the level in the hierarchy within which the entire measurement falls is based on the lowest level input that is significant to the measurement in its entirety. The Homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assessment of the significance of a patticular input to the fair value measurement in its entirety requires judgment, and considersfactors specific to the asset or liability.


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The Home’s assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis, aggregated by the level in the fair value hierarchy within which those measurements The Home's assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis, aggregated by the level in the fair value hierarchy are as follows: fall, within which those measurements fall, are as follows: June 30, 2015: As As ofof June 30, 2015: Description Money market funds Certificates of deposit Fixed income: U.S. and agency obligations Foreign Municipal Corporate bonds Mutual funds Total fixed income Equity: Corporate stocks: Energy Materials Industrials Consumer discretionary Consumer staples Health care Financials Information teclmology Telecommunication services Utilities Foreign equity Mutual funds Total equity Total investments stated at fair value

Level 1

Total $

                         

3,562,516 $ 300,438

Level 2

3,562,516 $

Level 3 $

300,438

3,134,945 5,921,766 6,884,766 30,669,275 9,368,477

1,740,007

8,420,482

1,394,938 5,921,766 6,884,766  30,669,275  947,995 

55,979,229

10,160,489

45,818,740

3,456,651 1,503,945 3,779,247 5,643,156 3,416,410 5,877,876 4,963,335 5,968,378 1,373,173 924,570

3,456,651 1,503,945 3,779,247 5,643,156 3,416,410 5,877,876 4,963,335 5,968,378 1,373,173 924,570

3,809,052 21,800,933

3,809,052 21,014,559

786,374

62,516,726

61,730,352

786,374

$ 122,358,909 $

75,453,357 $

46,905,552$

Contributions receivable from trusts and estates

$

1,056,864 $

$

$

1,056,864

Beneficial interest in perpetual trusts

$

2,022,471 $

$

$

2,022,471

17


60 As of 30, 2014: As of JuneJune 30, 2014: As of June 30, 2014: Description Description Money market funds Fixedmarket income: Money funds U.S.income: and agency obligations Fixed Foreign U.S. and agency obligations Municipal Foreign Corporate bonds Municipal Mutual funds Corporate bonds Mutual fundsincome Equity: Total fixed Corporate stocks:Equity: Total fixed income Energy Corporate stocks: Materials Energy Industrials Materials Consumer discretionary Industrials Consumer staples Consumer discretionary Health care Consumer staples Financials Health care Information teclmology Financials Telecommunication Information teclmologyservices Utilities Telecommunication services Foreign equity Utilities Mutual funds Foreign equity Total equity Mutual funds

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Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Total    Total Level Level 3 $ 2,019,870 $ 2 $ $ 1 2,019,870Level   $ 2,019,870 $ $ 2,019,870 $ 3,514,124 1,804,561    1,709,563 6,730,353 1,804,5616,730,353      3,514,124 1,709,563 6,711,504 6,730,3536,711,504      6,730,353   27,369,311 27,369,311   6,711,504    6,711,504   7,488,174 7,488,17427,369,311    27,369,311      7,488,1749,197,737    7,488,174 51,813,466 42,615,729  51,813,466 5,260, 153 1,496,517 5,260, 153 4,867,553 1,496,517 5,211,260 4,867,553 3,331,328 5,211,260 5,411,773 3,331,328 5,840,735 5,411,773 7,097,287 5,840,735 1,588,705 7,097,287 1,010,364 1,588,705 2,927,807 1,010,364 24,677,016 2,927,807 68,720,498 24,677,016

Total investments stated at fair value Total equity

$ 122,553,834 68,720,498

Total investments stated at fair value Contributions receivable from trusts and estates Contributions receivable from trusts and estates Beneficial interest in perpetual trusts

$ 122,553,834

$

$

$

9,197,737 5,260, 153 1,496,517 5,260, 153 4,867,553 1,496,517 5,211,260 4,867,553 3,331,328 5,211,260 5,411,773 3,331,328 5,840,735 5,411,773 7,097,287 5,840,735 1,588,705 7,097,287 1,010,364 1,588,705 2,927,807 1,010,364 24,677,016 2,927,807 68,720,498 24,677,016

42,615,729

$68,720,498 79,938,105 $ 42,615,729

$

$ 42,615,729

$

$

$

988,656

988,656 $ $ 1,883,401 ====== $ $

$

988,656 1,883,401

988,656

$ 79,938,105

$

$

Beneficial interest in perpetual trusts $ 1,883,401 $ $ $ 1,883,401 The following summarizes the Home's activities related to those items measured at fair value using Level 3 ====== The following summarizes the Home’s activities related to those items inputs, as defined below, for the years ended June 30: at fairthe value using Level asmeasured defined below, for the Themeasured following summarizes Home's activities related3toinputs, those items at fair value using Levelyears 3 inputs, as defined below, ended June 30: for the years ended June 30: 2014 2015 Split-interest agreements: 2,691,094 Beginning fair value $ 2,872,057 $ 2014 2015 Split-interest agreements: (29,103) (27,284) Distributions to the Home $ 2,691,094 Beginning $ 2,872,057 236,381 208,247 Change infair fairvalue value (29,103) $ (27,284) Distributions the Home 2,872,057 3,079,335 $ Ending fair to value 236,381 208,247 Change in fair value $ 2,872,057 Ending1 classifications fair value Level consist of U.S. Treasuries, commercial paper, and other fixed $income3,079,335 securities with

observable market prices. Fixed income, U.S. equity, and foreign equity securities have readily d eter min ab le fair market values based on quotedofprices in active m acommercial rkets. Level 1 classifications consist U.S. Treasuries, paper, and other fixed income securities with observable market prices. Fixed income, U.S. equity, and foreign equity securities have readily dpaper, eter min ab le fair Level 1 classifications consist of U.S. Treasuries, commercial and other Levelvalues 2 classifications include fixed income, and foreign equity securities that have readily market based on quoted prices in active m a U.S. r k e tequity, s. fixed income securities with observable market prices. Fixed income, U.S.  determinable fair market values based on active market data for comparable instruments or transactions, 18 foreign equity, and foreign securities have readily determinable fair market Level 2 classifications include equity fixed income, U.S. equity, and equity securities that have readily determinable market based prices on active in market data for or transactions, values fair based onvalues quoted active mcomparable a r k e t sinstruments . 18

Level 2 classifications include fixed income, U.S. equity, and foreign equity securities that have readily determinable fair market values based on active market data for comparable instruments or transactions, inactive market data, or other model-based valuation techniques using observable market inputs.


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Level 3 classifications include split-interest agreements, comprised of contributions receivable from trusts and estates and beneficial interests in perpetual trusts that are held by outside trustees. The fair value of these assets is based on the values of the underlying investments in the trusts which are established by the trustees using, for a substantial portion of the investments, market values for identical assets in an active market andsimilar assets. These are revalued annually by the Home based on investment statements provided by the third party trustees. Even though securities held in trust might otherwise meet the requirements for Level 1 or Level 2 classification, the assets are classified as Level 3 because of the Homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restricted access to these securities. The Home has beneficial interests in four perpetual trusts at June 30, 2015 and three at June 30, 2014. The terms of the trusts and the practice of the trusts pertaining to distributions are similar for all four perpetual trusts. Income earned on the individual perpetual trusts to be allocated to the Home is to be distributed to the Home on at least an annual basis. For all of the perpetual trusts, the corpus is to remain intact and shall not be encroached upon.


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RECOGNITION OF RETIRING DIRECTORS At the conclusion of the Report, R.W.B. Stewart recognized and thanked the retiring members of the Board, Right Worshipful Brothers Jeffrey D. Lee and Charles F. Weigert. R.W.B. Weigert thanked the Craft for the opportunity to serve and accepted a plaque of appreciation. R.W.B. Stewart informed the Craft that R.W.B. Lee was unable to attend the afternoon session but that he would receive his plaque at a later time. R.W.B. Stewart thanked Grand Master Haywood, Chairman of the Board, for his many years of service and presented him with a special gift. Masonic Home Board Vice-President, Right Worshipful Brother Richard L. Smith, then thanked Grand Master Haywood for his time and commitment to the Home and presented him with a certificate of appreciation. Following the recognition of retiring Directors, Grand Master Haywood acknowledged and thanked R.W.B. Stewart for his year as Board President and for his years of service to the Masonic Home. He then acknowledged and thanked the remaining Directors of the Board of the Masonic Home of Missouri:

Right Worshipful Brother Richard L. Smith, Vice President Right Worshipful Brother Ronald D. Jones, Secretary Right Worshipful Brother Robert T. (Tim) Thomas, Treasurer Worshipful Brother Keith M. Bail Right Worshipful Brother William J. Bowser Right Worshipful Brother Chris T. Harrelson Right Worshipful Brother Jeffrey A. Parotte Worshipful Brother James D. Sheppers Right Worshipful Brother Daniel J. Ward

ELECTIONS FOR THE MASONIC HOME BOARD OF DIRECTORS Grand Master Haywood 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 and called for nominations from the floor. Most Worshipful Brother Bruce R. Austin nominated Worshipful Brother David W. Ramsey, Perryvile Lodge No. 670. Most Worshipful Brother Jimmie D. Lee nominated Worshipful Brother Buddy D. Roberts, Forsyth Lodge No. 453. No further nominations appearing, Grand Master Haywood declared nominations closed and then Worshipful Brothers Ramsey and Roberts were elected by acclamation.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri We have often had the experience of standing in the presence of a departed brother and hearing these words: â&#x20AC;&#x153;While we stand here in sadness and seeming


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darkness, like a beam of holy light, the belief must come, this cannot be all there is of day; stricken human nature cries out: There must be a dawn beyond this darkness and a never setting sun, while this short life is but a morning star.” Those words echo a promise found in Holy Scripture from Psalm 30, “Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” Psalm 30:5b (NRSV) Most, if not all, of us have experienced the loss of a fraternal brother through death this year. While it is right and good to mourn, we do so as those who have hope. We do not live only in the darkness of grief, but look forward to the dawn of new and eternal life. We do not live day after day with sorrow, but find the joy that comes with the morning of resurrection as we are taught both in Holy Scripture and our Masonic degrees. It is in that hope of the dawn and joy of eternal life that we recall those Brethren who are no longer with us here on earth, including these Right Worshipful Brothers: R.W.B. Donald J. Hegeman -was a Member of Cosby Lodge No. 600. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1990. Right Worshipful Brother Hegeman passed away on August 3 2014. R.W.B. Clarence L. Busch-was a Member of Sullivan Lodge No. 69. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1978. Right Worshipful Brother Busch passed away on March 13 2015. R.W.B. Thomas F. Boyer-was a Member of Gardenville-Cache Lodge No. 455. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1975. Right Worshipful Brother Boyer passed away on September 29 2014. M.W.B. William J. Hill-was a Member of Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446. He Served as Grand Master in 1981. Most Worshipful Brother Hill passed away on July 20 2015. R.W.B. Paul J. Camp-was a Member of Central Crossing Lodge No. 674. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1999 and 2000. Right Worshipful Brother Camp passed away on July 6 2014. R.W.B. Wayne L. Shiflett-was a Member of Compass Lodge No. 120. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1988. Right Worshipful Brother Shiflett passed away on August 10 2014. R.W.B. John R. Young-was a Member of Sheldon Lodge No. 371. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1992, 1994, 1999 and 2000. Right Worshipful Brother Young passed away on October 3 2014. R.W.B. Eugene M. Cole-was a Member of Farmington Lodge No. 132. He Served as Grand Pursuivant in 1986 and 1987. Right Worshipful Brother Cole passed away on October 6 2014.


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R.W.B. Robert L. Wright-was a Member of Columbia Lodge No. 534. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1999, 2000 and 2001. Right Worshipful Brother Wright passed away on November 10 2014. R.W.B. John W. Mayo-was a Member of Charity Zeredatha Lodge No. 189. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1972. Right Worshipful Brother Mayo passed away on November 16 2014. R.W.B. Albert L. Mc Michael-was a Member of Lincoln County Lodge No. 682. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 2000. Right Worshipful Brother Mc Michael passed away on November 17 2014. R.W.B. Melvin G. White-was a Member of Lincoln Lodge No. 138. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1999. Right Worshipful Brother White passed away on December 1 2014. R.W.B. Larry D. Peugh-was a Member of Bethany Lodge No. 97. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1983. Right Worshipful Brother Peugh passed away on December 6 2014. R.W.B. Stanton T. Brown-was a Member of Buckner Lodge No. 501. He Served as Grand Lecturer in 1974-1994 and Grand Chaplin in 2004. Right Worshipful Brother Brown passed away on December 18 2014. R.W.B. Gale L. Jones-was a Member of Bethany Lodge No. 97. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 2008-2013. Right Worshipful Brother Jones passed away on December 27 2014. R.W.B. Eugene D. Cook-was a Member of Fenton Lodge No. 281. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1992 and 1994. Right Worshipful Brother Cook passed away on December 27 2014. R.W.B. Hubert L. Terrill-was a Member of Branson Lodge No. 587. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 2014. Right Worshipful Brother Terrill passed away on January 18 2015. R.W.B. Albert L. Howe Sr.-was a Member of Webster Groves Lodge No. 84. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1973. Right Worshipful Brother Howe passed away on February 4 2015. R.W.B. E. Otha Wingo-was a Member of Harold O. Grauel Lodge No. 672. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1998-2010. Right Worshipful Brother Wingo passed away on February 9 2015. R.W.B. Hardee H. Richey-was a Member of Polo Lodge No. 232. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1989 and District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1990, 1993 and 1996. Right Worshipful Brother Richey passed away on February 13 2015. R.W.B. Robert C. Wolz-was a Member of Gardenville-Cache Lodge No. 455. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 2000. Right Worshipful Brother


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Wolz passed away on February 28 2015. R.W.B. James H. Hunter-was a Member of Nodaway Lodge No. 470. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1993, 1996, 2001 and 2003. Right Worshipful Brother Hunter passed away on April 1 2015. R.W.B. Fred I. Fox-was a Member of Wayne Lodge No. 526. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 2000. Right Worshipful Brother Fox passed away on April 5 2015. R.W.B. Charles J. Mc Clain-was a Member of Easter Lodge No. 575. He Served as Grand Orator in 1985. Right Worshipful Brother Mc Clain passed away on April 9 2015. R.W.B. Emery O. Geisendorfer Sr.-was a Member of Monticello Lodge No. 58. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1991. Right Worshipful Brother Geisendorfer passed away on April 27 2015. R.W.B. Edward W. Dolstein-was a Member of Versailles Lodge No. 320. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1996 and District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1998-2000. Right Worshipful Brother Dolstein passed away on May 22 2015. R.W.B. Ross E. Osborn-was a Member of Grand River Lodge No. 276. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1995 and 1996. Right Worshipful Brother Osborn passed away on June 1 2015. R.W.B. James H. Hobusch-was a Member of Pauldingville Lodge No. 11. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 2004-2007. Right Worshipful Brother Hobusch passed away on June 5 2015. R.W.B. Calvin D. Schroff-was a Member of Montgomery Lodge No. 246. He Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1973. Right Worshipful Brother Schroff passed away on June 24 2015. R.W.B. Phillip J. Moody Jr.-was a Member of Hebron Lodge No. 354. He Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 2011-2013. Right Worshipful Brother Moody passed away on February 1 2015. In addition to these Right Worshipful Brothers and the many Brethren of our Lodges who have died this year, we also bid farewell to a Past Grand Master and a Grand Lecturer Emeritus. Most Worshipful Brother William J. Hill, who served as Grand Master during 1981-1982 and who was a third-generation Freemason, passed from this life July 21, 2015. He was Initiated, Passed, and Raised in Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 and served as Worshipful Master in 1963. Most Worshipful Brother Hill served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 22nd Masonic District, Division B and was appointed as Senior Grand Marshall of the Advancing Line in 1974. In World War II he served with the 35th Infantry Division in all five campaigns in the European Theater of Operations. Most Worshipful Brother Hill graduated from the University of Missouri with a Juris Doctorate and practiced law in


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Kansas City until his retirement. Right Worshipful Brother Stanton T. Brown, Grand Lecturer Emeritus. He was a 50-year member of Buckner Lodge No. 501 where he served as Worship Master in 1961 and again in 2011 as well as serving many years as Secretary. Right Worshipful Brother Brown served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 1967 through 1972 and then served for 20 years as Grand Lecturer of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. He was also a member of many of the appendant Masonic Bodies where he provided leadership and held many titles over the years. His family shared this statement in his obituary: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Titles will soon be forgotten, but service and love of his fellowman lives on.â&#x20AC;? Our prayer today comes from the words of the 18th century hymnist Isaac Watts. Most Worshipful Brother Haywood, Grand Master, please call up the Brethren for prayer.

Let us pray: O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home! Before the hills in order stood, or earth received her frame, from everlasting, thou art God, to endless years the same. O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come; be thou our guide while life shall last, and our eternal home. Amen

Fraternally Submitted

Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., PGM James R. Fiete Elmer E. Revelle, PGM, Chairman

M.W.B. Dr. Revelle made the motion to accept the report as presented. Motion seconded, and approved by vote of the Grand Lodge.


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In Memoriam

STANTON T. BROWN (1926-2014)

Past grand LECTURer 1972-1992


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In Memoriam

William J. Hill (1921-2015)

Past grand master 1980-1981


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MASONIC SERVICE PRESENTATION Following the Necrology Report, Grand Master Haywood invited Most Worshipful Brother George O. Braatz, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ohio and Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association, to come forward. M.W.B. Braatz presented his Report and gave a certificate of appreciation to M.W.B. Haywood for his dedication in furthering the goals of the Masonic Service Association.

SAFE CHILD AWARDS Right Worshipful Brother Nicholas R. Cichielo, MoCHIP Coordinator, spoke on and presented the 2014-2015 Safe Child Awards to the following Lodges for hosting a MoCHIP event the preceding Grand Lodge Year: Acacia Lodge No. 602 Algabil Freedom Lodge No. 636 Anderson Lodge No. 621 Angerona Lodge No. 193 Arnold Lodge No. 84 Arrow Rock Lodge No. 14 Ava Lodge No. 35 Barbee Lodge No. 217 Beacon Lodge No. 3 Beehive Lodge No. 393 Belton Lodge No. 450 Billings Lodge No. 379 Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 Bolivar Lodge No. 195 Branson Lodge No. 587 Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 Buckner Lodge No. 501 Butler Lodge No. 254 Cairo Lodge No. 486 Canopy Lodge No. 284 Carthage Lodge No. 197 Cass Lodge No. 147 Centralia Lodge No. 59 Chamois Lodge No. 185 Christian Lodge No. 392 Clay Lodge No. 207 Clinton Lodge No. 548 Compass Lodge No. 120 Composite Lodge No. 369 Cooper Lodge No. 36 Corinthian Lodge No. 265 Cosby Lodge No. 269 Craftsman Lodge No. 717 Edina Lodge No. 291

Fillmore Lodge No. 138 Friend Lodge No. 352 Fulton Lodge No. 48 Galena Lodge No. 515 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 George Washington Lodge No. 9 Gower Lodge No. 397 Grand River Lodge No. 276 Grandview Lodge No. 618 Greenville Lodge No. 107 Grey Summit Lodge No. 173 Hallsville Lodge No. 336 Hannibal Lodge No. 188 Harold Grauel Lodge No. 672 Harry S. Truman Lodge No. 1941 Herculaneum Lodge No. 338 Hermitage Lodge No. 288 Hickory Hill Lodge No. 211 Higginsville Lodge No. 364 Hope Lodge No. 251 Independence Lodge No. 76 Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 Jefferson Lodge No. 315 Kansas City Lodge No. 220 Kearney Lodge No. 311 King Hill Lodge No. 326 Kirkwood Lodge No. 484 Knob Noster Lodge No. 245 La Plata Lodge No. 531 Lakeville Lodge No. 489 Lamar Lodge No. 292 Lathrop Lodge No. 506 Leadwood Lodge No. 598 Lexington Lodge No. 149 Liberty Lodge No. 31


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Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Fenton Lodge No. 281 Magnolia Euclid Lodge No. 626 Marceline Lodge No. 481 Marcus Lodge No. 110 Mc Donald Lodge No. 324 Meramec Lodge No. 313 Meridian Lodge No. 2 Moberly Lodge No. 344 Mokane Lodge No. 612 Monett Lodge No. 129 Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 Mt. Zion Lodge No. 327 New Hope Lodge No. 199 Noble Lodge No. 684 Nodaway Lodge No. 470 North Star Lodge No. 157 Olive Branch Lodge No. 576 Osage Lodge No. 303 Overland Occidental Lodge No. 623 Palmyra Lodge No. 18 Perseverance Lodge No. 92 Phoenix Lodge No. 136 Polar Star Lodge No. 79 Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 Potosi Lodge No. 131 Raytown Lodge No. 391 Republic Lodge No. 570 Richland Lodge No. 385 Richmond Lodge No. 57 Rolla Lodge No. 213 Salem Lodge No. 225 Samaritan Lodge No. 424 Sedalia Lodge No. 236 Shelbina Lodge No. 228

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Linn Lodge No. 326 Linn Creek Lodge No. 152 Shekinah Lodge No. 256 Solomon Lodge No. 271 Sparta Lodge No. 296 Spirit of St. Louis Lodge No. 27 St. Charles Lodge No. 241 St. Clair Lodge No. 273 St. James Lodge No. 230 St. Johns Lodge No. 28 St. Louis Lodge No. 1 Strafford Lodge No. 608 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 Troy Lodge No. 34 Tuscan Lodge No. 360 Twilight Lodge No. 114 Union Lodge No. 593 United Lodge No. 5 Versailles Lodge No. 320 Vincil Lodge No. 62 Wakanda Lodge No. 52 Wallace Lodge No. 456 Warrenton Lodge No. 609 Wayne Lodge No. 526 Waynesville Lodge No. 375 Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Wentzville Lodge No. 46 Whitewater Lodge No. 417 Xenia Lodge No. 50 Zalma Lodge No. 545

Following the presentation of the Safe Child Awards, R.W.B. Barry Cundiff, Vice President of the Masonic Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foundation, recognized outgoing President R.W.B. Stanton T. Brown, II for his service to the Foundation.


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5% INCREASE IN MEMBERSHIP LODGES 2014-2015 Grand Master Haywood announced the presentation of 5% membership increase certificates. Assisted by R.W.B. Stewart, he presented the certificates to lodges increasing in membership by 5% and to individuals serving as first-line signers on petitions three times in a single year. Hope Kansas City Moberly Mt. Washington Strafford Wentzville

Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge

No. No. No. No. No. No.

251 220 344 614 608 46

3X FIRST LINE SIGNERS 2014-2015 Branson Kansas City Moberly Moberly Richland Sikeston Sikeston Spirit of St. Louis

Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge

No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

587 220 344 344 385 310 310 27

Robert Huels F. Brad Fowler William L. Foster Philip S. Mathis David Krisher Johnie E. Dixon Steven M. Kuykendall, II Douglas Robinson


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ELECTION OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS Grand Master Haywood called upon Right Worshipful Brother Mitchel C. Weinstein, Chairman of Elections, to oversee the election of Grand Lodge Officers and explained the ballot format as it appears below:


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The Grand Master then proceeded to call for the Election of Officers and requested the District Deputy Grand Masters of the odd-numbered districts collect the ballots. Ballots were counted with 562 votes in favor of advancing the Grand Line and retaining the Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary. Fifty-six write-in ballots were accepted and four ballots were spoiled. Following the collection and counting of the ballots, the Grand Master announced the election of officers for 2015-2016 as follows: For the Office of Grand Master:

Charles Brent Stewart

Grand Master Haywood announced the election of Right Worshipful Brother Charles Brent Stewart to the Office of Grand Master. RWB Stewart accepted the election and thanked the Brethren for their confidence in him. For the Office of Deputy Grand Master:

Richard L. Smith

Grand Master Haywood announced the election of Right Worshipful Brother Richard L.Smith to the Office of Deputy Grand Master. R.W.B. Smith accepted the election and thanked the Brethren. For the Office of Senior Grand Warden:

Ronald D. Jones

Grand Master Haywood announced the election of Right Worshipful Brother Ronald D.Jones to the Office of Senior Grand Warden. R.W.B. Jones accepted the election to this office and thanked the Brethren. For the Office of Junior Grand Warden:

Robert T. (Tim) Thomas

Grand Master Haywood announced the election of Right Worshipful Brother Robert T. (Tim) Thomas to the Office of Junior Grand Warden. R.W.B. Thomas accepted the election to this office and thanked the Brethren. For the Office of Grand Treasurer:

Nicholas R. Cichielo

Grand Master Haywood announced the election of Right Worshipful Brother Nicholas R.Cichielo to the Office of Grand Treasurer. R.W.B. Cichielo accepted the election to this office and thanked the Brethren. For the Office of Grand Secretary:

Dale M. Bryan

Grand Master Haywood announced the election of Right Worshipful Brother Dale M. Bryan to the Office of Grand Secretary. R.W.B. Bryan accepted the election to this office and thanked the Brethren. Following his election to the Office Grand Master for the ensuing year, R.W.B. Stewart announced the time and place for the One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Annual Communication as September 26 and 27, 2016, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri. R.W.B. Stewart then announced Right Worshipful Brother William E. Zimmerman as his appointment to the Advancing Line as Senior Grand Marshal.


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CALLED FROM LABOR With the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers, Grand Master Haywood called the Grand Lodge from Labor until 9:00 o’clock tomorrow morning, Monday, September 28, 2015.

ORDER OF THE PAST MASTER The Ritual for the Order of the Past Master was performed under the direction of R.W.B. Webb Edwards with the order was conferred upon 21 Brethren. There are currently 798 Brethren who hold the Order of the Past Master. Those joining the Order in 2015 are as follows: Sammy Land Lionel Croom Robert Hoopingarner John Cochran Shannon Payton Karl Green Larry Dreppard Alan Bodenhauser Michael Singer, III James Ditter Donald Mac Cormick

Linn Lodge No. 326 Wentzville Lodge No. 46 Willard Lodge No. 620 Liberty Lodge No. 31 Censer Lodge No. 172 Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260 Cache Lodge No. 416 Cosby Lodge No. 600 Algabil-Freedom Lodge No.636 Lincoln County Lodge No.682 Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614

Erbie Wisdom James Adams Thomas Ross Travis Schnelle Gerald Mc Coy John Tsangaris David Caraballo Randy Marti Joseph Kimble Robert Stapleton

Barnesville Lodge No.353 Hopewell Lodge No. 239 Gate of Temple Lodge No. 422 Solomon Lodge No. 271 United Lodge No. 5 Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 Lamar Lodge No. 292 St. Charles Lodge No. 241 Branson Lodge No. 587

ANNUAL COMMUNICATION OF THE MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH The Missouri Lodge of Research met at 4:15 p.m. on September 28, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, Missouri with R.W.B. Harvey R. Soule presiding as Master. The Communication detailed the events of the past year. Minutes of meetings since the 2014 Annual meeting were read and approved along with the Treasurer’s report. M.W.B. John W. Hess, PGM and Librarian, presented certificates of appreciation to donors to the Denslow Society that have completed their $1,000 gift. R.W.B. Aaron M. Shoemaker updated the craft on the Truman Lecture Series and early plans for a Spring 2016 lecture at the Truman Library in Kansas City. An amendment to Article VI of the Lodge By-Laws changing the due date of dues to January 1 was approved by vote. This amendment brings the due date into conformation with Grand Lodge dates. A budget for the November 1, 2015 to October 31, 2016 year was presented and approved by vote. The following officers were elected: M.W.B. Gail S. Turner – Master W.B. C. Scott Houge – Sr. Warden M.W.B. John W. Hess – Jr. Warden R.W.B. William E. Zimmerman – Secretary / Treasurer Master Turner appointed the following officers: W.B. Randy C. Davis – Sr. Deacon R.W.B. Ronald D. Jones – Jr. Deacon


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R.W.B. C. Brent Stewart – Sr. Steward R.W.B. Douglas H. Reece – Jr. Steward R.W.B. Ty G. Treutelaar – Marshal R.W.B. Dale R. Roller – Tiler R.W.B. James R. Fiete – Chaplain

REPORT OF THE MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH TO: The Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Missouri A synopsis of the activities of the Missouri Lodge of Research during the 20142015 year follows: At the annual membership meeting on September 29, 2014 the establishment of the Denslow Society was announced as an effort to raise funds to help the MLR develop and sustain a world class educational research library for the collection, study and preservation of Masonic history. Our overall financial condition is positive due to the success of the Denslow Society, the growth in the membership base, and the popularity of the spring and fall Truman Lecture Series. The Masonic Library continues to grow and thrive and is a resource that we are proud to sponsor on behalf of Missouri Freemasons. The annual publication for members was “Freemasons: Tales From the Craft” authored by past master of the MLR RW Brother Steven L. Harrison, FMLR. The MLR had successfully established a 501(c)3 Foundation and received recognition as such from both the IRS and the State of Missouri. An initial transfer of $88,000 from the MLR designated for charitable purposes to the Foundation was approved. It was agreed to return the MLR (Lodge) back to an IRS approved 501(c)10 since the foundation is now qualified as a 501(c)3 corporation. This received IRS approval as of March 10, 2015. The elected officers for 2014-2015 are: Harvey R. Soule, Master; Gail S. Turner, Sr. Warden; Scott Houge, Jr. Warden; Ronald D. Miller, Secretary-Treasurer. Advancing line officers appointed for 2014-2015: John W. Hess, Sr. Deacon; Randy Davis, Jr. Deacon; Ronald D. Jones, Sr. Steward; C. Brent Stewart, Jr. Steward; Douglas H. Reece, Marshal; Ty G. Treutelaar, Tiler. Rev. Dale Roller serves as Chaplain. The mid-year MLR membership meeting was held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City on May 16, 2015. Mark Tabbert, Director of Collections for the George Washington Masonic National Memorial gave a very interesting talk on George Washington’s Masonic activities. There were 106 in attendance compared to 225 at the fall 2014 lecture in Columbia.


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It was announced that RWB Ronald D. Miller had resigned as SecretaryTreasurer of the Lodge of Research and the temporary appointment of Keith Neese was made to fill that office. In July, 2015 William Zimmerman was appointed Secretary-Treasurer of the Lodge of Research upon the resignation of Keith Neese from his temporary appointment. The “Space and Use Agreement” between the MLR and the Masonic Home of Missouri is in the process of being renewed. Rights under that agreement have been transferred to the MLR Foundation. The MLR has agreed to host a hospitality event the Sunday evening at Grand Lodge and show a movie titled “The Freemason”. The administrative contract for services with the Grand Lodge will need to be renewed by the end of this year.

RECAP OF LIBRARY ACTIVITY: Total books cataloged:

8111(1965 in 2014-15)

Total objects cataloged:

242 (144 in 2014-15)

Total photographs cataloged:

152 (32 in 2014-15)

Total Archives cataloged:

84 (51 in 2014-15)

Significant Donations: Thirty-eight books from RWB Cliff Dobbins (Masonic Book Club issues) Three Hundred Thirteen books from WB H.H. Luitjen (Masonic Biographies) An 1816 copy of Webb’s Monitor with a signature purported to be that of General Andrew Jackson by Harry Tripp of Fredricktown and a copy of the Missouri Freemason Magazine printed in November 1912 in St. Louis A first edition of “Morals and Dogma from WB Pat West A Truman Edition Bible from RWB Ronald D. Jones A first edition “Secret School of Wisdom” donated and signed by Josef Wages Ray V. Denslow initiation apron on loan from Trenton Lodge No. 111 And a second Denslow apron from Censer Lodge No. 172 in Macon Final approval of the above two items is pending cost of restoration. Books donated by PGM John W. Hess: Freemasonry in Black and White; Stairway to Freemasonry; The Freemason, a movie; The Invisibles; Nobly Born; Freemasonry a Journey Through Ritual and Symbolism; Traditional Masonry; Mr. Truman, a biography; Pioneers of Jackson County, Letters and Stories of Civil War Battles (4 volume set).


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Books and other items purchased by the Lodge of Research: Eight volume set of the papers of President Truman Story of the Scottish Rite Committed to the Flame Freemasonry Decoded And a Baby Grand Piano to be used for receptions in the library

MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS As of August 1, 2015: Active members

917

Lodges

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MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION As of June 30, 2015 ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Investments Inventory Prepaid expense Total Current Assets FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT Cost Less accumulated depreciation Furniture and Equipment, Net of Depreciation OTHER ASSETS Investments of the Life Membership Fund Total Assets

5,411 96,297 25,105 207 127,020

8,381 (1,041) 7,340 67,766 202,126

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS LIABILITIES Accounts payable

$ 280

NET ASSETS Net assets

201,846

Total Liabilities and Net Assets

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MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES Year Ended June 30, 2015 OPERATING SUPPORT AND REVENUE Contributions Membership dues Program tickets Investment return Product sales Miscellaneous Total Operating Support and Revenue

$235 18,605 9,240 8,642 4,452 1,543 42,717

EXPENSES Supplies Contract services Office expense Conferences and meetings Printing and postage Total Expenses

3,081 4,350 1,234 9,928 5,833 24,426

Excess of Operating Support and Revenue Over Expenses Before Loss of Fair Market Value of Investments & Transfers to Foundation Market value loss on investments Transfers to Lodge of Research Foundation Change in Net Assets Net Assets Beginning of Year Net Assets End of Year

18,291 (12,460) (87,731) (81,900) 283,746 $ 201,846


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ANNUAL COMMUNICATION OF THE MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH FOUNDATION At the conclusion of the annual meeting of the Lodge of Research, R.W.B. Harvey R. Soule, President called the annual meeting of the Missouri Lodge of Research Foundation to order at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO. President Soule announced that by virtue of offices held in the Lodge of Research the following would be directors of the Foundation for the November 1, 2015 to October 31, 2016 year. M.W.B. Gail S. Turner R.W.B. C. Scott Houge R.W.B. William E. Zimmerman M.W.B. John W. Hess W.B. Randy C. Davis Under the Foundation By-Laws, the Worshipful Master of the Missouri Lodge of Research M.W.B. Gail S. Turner automatically assumes the office of Foundation president. The directors then elected the following officers: R.W.B. William Zimmerman – Secretary/Treasurer R.W.B. C. Scott Houge – Sr. Vice President M.W.B. John W. Hess – Vice President With no further business appearing, the meeting was adjourned.

REPORT OF THE MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH FOUNDATION The organizational meeting for the Foundation was held on August 24, 2014. Officers of the MLR serving as directors for the MLR Foundation: Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Senior Deacon and Secretary. Officers elected were: President Secretary Treasurer

Steven Harrison Gail Turner Ronald D. Miller

Resolutions were approved adopting and ratifying the following: By-Laws of the Foundation dated May 17, 2014. Articles of Restatement for the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Missouri Lodge of Research, Inc. Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Missouri Lodge of Research, Inc. Documents submitted to the IRS relating to the Foundation’s application of exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including


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POA to William Zimmerman and authorization to Harvey Soule to execute necessary signatures on the Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behalf and prior actions by the MLR on behalf of the Foundation including the payment of necessary fees.

her housekeeping items associated with the formation of the Foundation were handled including am Other housekeeping items associated with the formation of the Foundation hers: were handled including among others: e selection ofThe Boone County National Bank as theBank financial for the funds of the Foundat selection of Boone County National as thedepository financial depository for the ich programsfunds would under the Foundation and which underunder the Lodge. Approval to establish of come the Foundation, which programs would come the Foundation and which under funds the Lodge. Approval to establish the Denslow Society and nslow Society and allocating for that purpose. allocating fundsitems for associated that purpose. Other housekeeping with the formation of the Foundation were handled including among

others: e continue to We make progress inCounty expanding theinasrole and footprint of the the Foundation. Administration The selection of Boone National Bank the financial depository for funds of the Foundation, continue to make progress expanding the role and footprint of the which programs would come which under the were Foundation and which under the Lodge. Approval toto establish the for 501(c)(3) Library andFoundation. Lectures and assets initially designated by donors be used Administration of the Library and Lectures and assets which Denslow Society and allocating funds for that purpose. rposes have been to the Foundation. A separate budget and inventory were transferred initially designated by donors to be used for 501(c)(3) purposes will havebe developed been transferred to theinFoundation. A separate budget and inventory willofbe We continue to make progress expanding the role and footprint of the Foundation. Administration intained for the Foundation. the Library and Lectures and assets which wereFoundation. initially designated by donors to be used for 501(c)(3) developed and maintained for the

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MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH FOUNDATION MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH FOUNDATION STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION AsAsofofJune 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 ASSETS

CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents URRENT ASSETS Investments Cash and cashTotal equivalents Current Assets

Investments OTHER ASSETS Total CurrentInvestments Assets of the Denslow Society Total Assets

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OPERATING SUPPORT AND REVENUE Contributions $ 855 Adopt a Book contributions 1,000 License plate donations 2,275 LODGE OF RESEARCH FOUNDATION 14,867 DenslowMISSOURI Society memberships Investment return 4,334 STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES Total Operating Support and Revenue 23,331

$ 106

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Contract services Printing and postage Total Expenses

400 486 2,113

Excess of Operating Support & Revenue Over Expenses Before Loss of Fair Market Value of Investments and Transfers to Foundation

21,218

Market value loss on investments Transfers from Lodge of Research Change in Net Assets

(2,467) 87,731 106,482

Net Assets Beginning of Year Net Assets End of Year

$ 106,482

MONDAY NIGHT BANQUET MONDAY NIGHT BANQUET Grand Master Haywood welcomed all those attending the Grand Lodge Banquet and introduced his Grand Master welcomed thosetoattending Grandhall. Lodge Banquet Grand Lodge OfficersHaywood and their Ladies as they all processed the front ofthe the banquet Entertainment wasand offered by Miss Jubilee. introduced his Grand Lodge Officers and their Ladies as they processed

to the front of the banquet hall. Entertainment was offered by Miss Jubilee.

Following the meal, presentations were made for Vincil Awards, Lodge Ritual Awards, Regional Ritual Awards, Lodge Secretary of the Year, Achievement Awards, Masonic Service Month, and Truman Medal Following the meal, presentations were made for Vincil Awards, Lodge Ritual Recipient.

Awards, Regional Ritual Awards, Lodge Secretary of the Year, Achievement 2014-2015 Awards, Masonic Service VINCIL Month,AWARDS and Truman Medal Recipient.

RWB Stewart presented the Vincil Awards to the lodges who made donations to the Masonic Home:

VINCIL AWARDS 2014-2015

St. Louis Lodge No. 1 Bronze O’Sullivan 7 Bronze RWB Stewart presented the Lodge VincilNo. Awards to the lodges who made donations to the Rising Sun Masonic Home: Lodge No. 13 Bronze Mizpah Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40 Bronze St. Louis Lodge Lodge Jefferson No.No. 43 1 Bronze Bronze O’Sullivan Lodge Lodge Bonhomme No.No. 45 7 Bronze Bronze Rising Sun Lodge Lodge Wentzville No.No. 46 13 Bronze Bronze Mizpah Mount Moriah Lodge Lodge Weston No.No. 53 40 Bronze Bronze Jefferson Lodge Lodge Sullivan No.No. 69 43 Bronze Bronze Bonhomme Lodge Lodge Independence No.No. 76 45 Bronze Bronze Wentzville Lodge Lodge Bridgeton No.No. 80 46 Bronze Bronze Weston Lodge Lodge Webster Groves No.No. 84 53 Bronze Bronze Sullivan Lodge No. 69 Bronze Webster Lodge No. 98 Bronze Independence Lodge Lodge No. 76 Bronze Kirksville No. 105 Bronze Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 Bronze Twilight Lodge No. 114 Bronze Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Bronze DeSoto Lodge No. 119 Bronze Webster Lodge No. 98 Bronze Elvins-Ionic Lodge No. 154 Bronze

Kirksville Twilight DeSoto Elvins-Ionic Charity Zeredatha Bolivar Poplar Bluff Rolla Neosho

Lodge No. 105 Lodge No. 114 Lodge No. 119 Lodge No. 154 Lodge No. 189 Lodge No. 195 Lodge No. 209 Lodge No. 213 Lodge No. 247

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Mechanicsville Summit Corinthian Brotherhood Granite Grand River Osage Fellowship Fraternal Adair Richland Crestwood-Anchor Ivanhoe Gardenville-Cache Henderson Lathrop Leadwood Overland-Occidental Owensville Algabil-Freedom Shawnee Harold O. Grauel Noble Tuscan

Lodge No. 260 Lodge No. 263 Lodge No. 265 Lodge No. 269 Lodge No. 272 Lodge No. 276 Lodge No. 303 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 363 Lodge No. 366 Lodge No. 385 Lodge No. 443 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 455 Lodge No. 477 Lodge No. 506 Lodge No. 598 Lodge No. 623 Lodge No. 624 Lodge No. 636 Lodge No. 653 Lodge No. 672 Lodge No. 684 Lodge No. 360

LODGE RITUAL AWARDS 2014-2015

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Grand Lecturer Emeritus Randall J. Jones presented the Lodge Ritual Awards to the following lodges: United Lodge No. 5 Bronze Barry Daylight Lodge No. 17 Bronze Liberty Lodge No. 31 Bronze Wentzvillle Lodge No. 46 Bronze Warren Lodge No. 74 Bronze King Solomon Lodge No. 95 Bronze Greenville Lodge No. 107 Bronze Censer Lodge No. 172 Bronze Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 Bronze Canopy Lodge No. 284 Bronze Sampson Lodge No. 298 Bronze Meramec Lodge No. 313 Bronze Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 Bronze Circle Lodge No. 342 Bronze Hebron Lodge No. 354 Bronze Composite Lodge No. 369 Bronze Gower Lodge No. 397 Bronze Forsyth Lodge No. 453 Bronze Equality Lodge No. 497 Bronze Granby Lodge No. 514 Bronze Republic Lodge No. 570 Bronze Strafford Lodge No. 608 Bronze


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REGIONAL RITUAL AWARD WINNERS Grand Master Haywood presented Special Regional Ritual awards to six Brothers for always being there to help with degree conferals in area lodges, sometimes as many as 3 or 4 nights a week: Dennis A. Bonjour L. Don Haden Ronald J. Huff Ben F. Pagel

Mitchell Penn Jacob D. Rahmer Norman Schlagenhauf

GREAT COMMUNICATOR AWARD Grand Master Haywood then presented a special award to William R. Alvord for being the yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Great Communicator for Missouri Freemasonry.


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LODGE SECRETARY OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS The staff of the Grand Lodge Office honors one constituent Lodge Secretary of the Year who exemplifies the qualities of Freemasonry in the performance of his duties. RWB Lloyd G. Lyon, Secretary of Hale City Lodge No. 216, was chosen for the year 2014-2015 for his commitment to exemplifying the tenets of Freemasonry in his home and community. He joins the follow recipients from past years: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Thomas G. Hennenhoefer, Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 John L. Erfurdt, Hope Lodge No. 251 Robert L. Hudson, Jefferson Lodge No. 43 *deceased 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 Kenneth E. Redding, Clark Lodge No. 610 Richard A. Lowrey, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Eddie Schreiner, Excelsior Lodge No. 441 Hans P. “Pete” Nielsen, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 Tom Cahall, Montgomery Lodge No. 246 Lloyd G. Lyon, Hale City Lodge No. 216

LODGE MASONIC SERVICE AWARDS Grand Master Haywood presented the Lodge Public Relations Award award for the 2014-2015 year to Sampson Lodge No. 298 in Theodosia, and the Masonic Service Award to Wentzville Lodge No. 46 in Wentzville.

TRUMAN MEDAL Grand Master Haywood presented the Truman Medal for distinguished service to the Fraternity to Right Worshipful Brother H. Keith Neese of Acacia Lodge No. 602 in Columbia. R.W.B. Neese joins the following Truman Medal recipients from past years:

TRUMAN AWARD WINNERS 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

John Black Vrooman, Equality (497) * Alfred Whitfield “White” Griffith, Fulton (48) * Charles Goodman, Polar Star (79) * Albett J. Elfrank, Advance (590) * Walter H. Baird, Acacia (602) * Eugene E. “Pat” McFarland, Hermon (187) * John E. Wetzel, Perseverance (92) * Martin B. Toybes, Benjamin Franklin (642) *


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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 Barney Douglas, Robert Burns (496) * 2011 E. Otha Wingo, Harold O. Grauel (672) 2012 Thomas L. Truman, Buckner (501) 2013 Loyd LeRoy Salmon, Charity-Zeredetha (189) * 2014 Robert M. Barrett, Adair (366) *Deceased

FIFTY YEAR AWARDS The following brothers obtained fifty years of Masonic service: Last Name

First Name

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Jerry Charles Lawrence Donald Roger Bob Marion Donald Marvin Freddie Robert Charles George Ancell Ferrell Robert Jimmie Jim

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Lodge Name Joachim Branson Swope Park Jefferson St Louis Missouri Olive Branch Vandalia Columbia Grandview Poplar Bluff Overland-Occidental Crescent Hill Galena Laclede Lakeville Raytown Ivanhoe Hermon

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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Herman Clyde James Robert Allan Gary David William Charles Jerry Herman John Billie Robert Thomas David Robert Don Joseph Charles Johnny Lewis James Clarence Kenneth George Ray Karl Joseph James David Odis Lloyd James Clyde Harve James Billy Ronald C. Griffin Weldon Henry Robert Charles Sherrill B. Howard Harold Richard Lowell

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE Robert Kenneth Gene Larry Glen Jerry Robert William Alan William Walter J. Donald Ray C. Ralph Ronald Joseph Harold John David Rex Richard Raymond William Carl Lavern Cletus Emmett Ray Robert Doyle Kenneth Ronnie Bill Everett Jack Benjamin Michael Don Frank Charles William Robert Robert Paul Thomas Richard John Richard Robert

W. L. P. Francis D. A. G. E. A. Barton Steve E. E. David T. M. E. L. G. L. D. T. J. L. D. H. W. E. L.

F. D. L. G. L. G. W. W. Lee F. R. M. W. H. L. R.

6/16/2015 3/3/2015 8/26/2015 5/20/2015 8/25/2015 11/17/2014 2/20/2015 8/26/2015 1/13/2015 12/22/2014 7/24/2015 12/22/2014 10/16/2014 2/20/2015 5/20/2015 10/7/2014 5/6/2015 10/16/2014 6/3/2015 8/26/2015 3/4/2015 5/11/2015 12/2/2014 5/6/2015 10/16/2014 12/22/2014 12/22/2014 4/7/2015 6/3/2015 4/7/2015 3/4/2015 11/12/2014 6/3/2015 6/16/2015 4/7/2015 6/3/2015 6/16/2015 5/20/2015 3/4/2015 10/7/2014 10/16/2014 5/20/2015 12/22/2014 6/16/2015 2/20/2015 1/13/2015 8/26/2015 5/6/2015 5/27/2015 8/26/2015 5/20/2015

La Belle Algabil-Freedom Hopewell Cosby Country Club Butler King Hill Ivanhoe Polar Star Rose Hill Athens Waynesville Algabil-Freedom Jewel Warren Twilight Iberia Nodaway Owensville Shelbina Trenton Canopy La Plata Oregon Craftsmen Gate of the Temple Rising Sun Overland-Occidental Lebanon Sedalia Owensville St Joseph Belton-Grandview Salem Raytown Nodaway Sheffield Poplar Bluff St Joseph Independence Compass United Shelbina Vincil Raytown Glenwood Bridgeton Lakeville Saline Spirit of St. Louis Mount Hope Perseverance

2015 222 636 239 600 656 254 376 446 79 127 375 636 480 74 114 410 470 624 228 111 284 237 139 717 422 13 623 77 236 624 78 450 225 391 470 625 209 78 76 120 5 228 62 391 427 80 489 226 27 476 92


2015 Gates Gershenson Gibson Gibson Gibson Gilbert Gilleland Gillespie Gillum Glaese Godair Goeke Goff Goforth Goins Gradolf Grannemann Grannemann Gray Gray Green Greninger Griffen Griffin Griggs Gruis Guffey Gumm Gunnels Halbman Hankins Hanner Harbstreet Harden Harmon Harris Harris Harris Harrison Hartig Hartzell Hauser Hayes Hedrick Henemeyer Hensley Hesse Hicks Hinkle Hoerstkamp Hoff

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Robert Harry Roger Jimmy James Roy Duane Jerry Larry Paul Roy Alfred Gary Samuel Richard Clyde Gary Calvin David Clayton Eldon Kenneth V. James Joe Donald Carl Otto Stanley Richard Oval Richard Karl Joseph Melvin George Leonard Ernest Teddie Dale Donald Jack John Milbert Leland Eugene Horace Roger Louie James Gaines

J. D. C. B. K. G. L. H. L. D. E. D. D. D. W. M. O. J. L. C. W. Dale W. E. R. D. J. E. L. G. A. E. D. J. W. A. E. E. L. L. E. M. H. L. L. D. John B. L.

3/4/2015 5/20/2015 10/16/2014 2/20/2015 10/16/2014 8/26/2015 12/2/2014 1/13/2015 7/24/2015 2/20/2015 11/17/2014 10/7/2014 11/17/2014 5/6/2015 2/20/2015 1/13/2015 2/20/2015 10/7/2014 6/8/2015 12/22/2014 12/22/2014 5/20/2015 1/7/2015 12/22/2014 3/4/2015 6/3/2015 2/20/2015 5/20/2015 10/16/2014 12/22/2014 8/26/2015 7/24/2015 5/20/2015 5/6/2015 6/3/2015 10/16/2014 5/20/2015 4/7/2015 6/3/2015 1/7/2015 1/13/2015 10/22/2014 5/20/2015 1/13/2015 5/27/2015 2/10/2015 1/13/2015 7/22/2015 8/26/2015 1/13/2015 5/6/2015

Webb City Polar Star Rose Hill Bethany Hazelwood Robert Burns Lincoln County Corinthian Strafford Overland-Occidental Cuba Bonhomme Meramec Sedalia Ancient Craft Linn Creek Meridian Bridgeton Hermann Trilumina Temple Gate Belton-Grandview Granby Linn Creek Ada Magnolia-Euclid Mc Donald Summit Alpha Grand River Columbia Wentzville Rising Sun Clinton St. Charles Liberty Huntsville Raytown Temperance Country Club Meridian Bridgeton St Louis Missouri Warren Corinthian King Solomon Beacon Hermann Richland Elvins-Ionic Hermann Willard

99 512 79 97 459 496 682 265 608 623 312 45 313 236 377 152 2 80 123 205 299 450 514 152 444 626 324 263 659 276 534 46 13 548 241 31 30 391 438 656 2 80 1 74 265 95 3 123 385 154 123 620


100 Hoffmann Hollingsworth Hoover Horton Hosp Hotze Houser Houston Hubbard Huckabey Huckstep Hudson Hudson Huett Huff Hughes Huitt Humphrey Hunt Hurt Infield Inman Jacobson James Jenks Johnson Johnson Johnson Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jost Kaegel Keachie Keim Kelley Kelly King Kirkland Klehr Klotz Koch Kropf Kuhn La Rue Laffey Lalla Lamar Landers

Gary Gary Donald E. Ronnie Sylvester William Donald Robert Perry Gary Elbert James Harley James Barry Henry John Glenn Joseph Joseph Ronald Howard William Gary Clarence Edward William Donald Jack Junior Ward Gary Frank Elmer H. John Farrel Vernon Ellis Harrell Charles Jackie Harold Benjamin Raymond Glen Fred Frank Delbert John

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L. M. R. Frank L. J. F. G. T E. W. W. G. S. L. N. C. D. Henry F. F. C. T. E. D. G. Lee M. W. L. R. L. W. F. M. Bruce Harold D. J. K.

3 302 491 672 335 40 28 422 587 74 326 157 636 636 303 103 84 612 276 76 151 225 446 391 352 110 114 177 113 152 346 380 653 326 40 80 40 153 682 189 256 95 76 111 1941 717 217 89 446 232 376

B. F. T. H. A. D. Norman R. E.

8/26/2015 8/26/2015 6/3/2015 10/16/2014 2/20/2015 8/26/2015 6/16/2015 8/26/2015 12/23/2014 12/22/2014 10/16/2014 5/20/2015 6/3/2015 5/27/2015 4/7/2015 6/5/2015 5/27/2015 6/16/2015 5/27/2015 5/6/2015 6/3/2015 7/24/2015 10/7/2014 10/7/2014 4/7/2015 7/24/2015 11/25/2014 5/6/2015 2/20/2015 7/24/2015 2/20/2015 12/22/2014 7/24/2015 8/26/2015 2/20/2015 2/20/2015 10/7/2014 6/3/2015 6/3/2015 4/7/2015 7/24/2015 12/2/2014 6/3/2015 5/20/2015 5/20/2015 5/20/2015 1/13/2015 5/6/2015 5/11/2015 5/20/2015 12/2/2014

Beacon Lick Creek Vandalia Harold Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Grauel Joplin Mizpah Mt. Moriah St Johns Gate of the Temple Branson Warren Linn North Star Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Osage West View Webster Groves Mokane Grand River Independence Milton Salem Ivanhoe Raytown Friend Marcus Twilight Texas Plattsburg Linn Creek Arlington Queen City Shawnee Linn Mizpah Mt. Moriah Bridgeton Mizpah Mt. Moriah Bloomfield Lincoln County Charity Zeredatha Shekinah King Solomon Independence Trenton Harry S Truman Craftsmen Barbee Friendship Ivanhoe Polo King Hill


2015 Langendoerfer Larson Launius Lawrence Lawson Lawson Leach Leupold Levinson Litzelfelner Livesay Livingston Long Long Long Ludwig Lynn Lynn Lynn Mac Chesney Mac Kay Maledy Malone Manes Marlin Marlow Marsh Marshall Martasin Martin Martin Martin Mason Massey Mathes May Mayo Mc Afee Mc Broom Mc Cauley Mc Clure Mc Crea Mc Evoy Mc Gee Mc Hone Mc Mullin Mc Nail Mc Nelly Meador Medley Meek

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Wiley Alfon Kineth Dale Wayne Floyd Jimmy Don Richard Jack Bobby Paul Richard Kenneth William Dale Stephen Norval Robert Donald George Calvin James William William Charles Jerry Charles Lawrence Thomas David Melford James Stanley Garry Claude Leonard Chesley Jerome Richard Drexel Jerry James Harold William Ronnie Robert Donald James Charles James

J. W. L. A. Ewell D. A. W. M. G. N. E. R. C. A. Douglas E. K. G. R. H. M. N. A. Frederick L. R. J. R. L. H. E. E. B. K. K. R. Lee A. S. D. H. R. C. E. W. W. F.

7/24/2015 12/2/2014 10/22/2014 2/10/2015 7/24/2015 8/26/2015 7/24/2015 6/3/2015 12/2/2014 4/7/2015 8/26/2015 12/2/2014 5/20/2015 7/24/2015 7/24/2015 10/16/2014 8/26/2015 5/27/2015 1/13/2015 12/22/2014 6/3/2015 1/13/2015 5/11/2015 6/16/2015 10/7/2014 7/22/2015 6/3/2015 10/7/2014 3/4/2015 1/13/2015 11/17/2014 5/6/2015 6/3/2015 6/3/2015 1/13/2015 12/2/2014 6/15/2015 10/16/2014 3/4/2015 12/22/2014 6/3/2015 12/2/2014 5/20/2015 6/3/2015 6/16/2015 4/7/2015 2/20/2015 7/22/2015 11/17/2014 4/7/2015 8/26/2015

Chamois Overland-Occidental Mt. Zion Hartford Criterion Holliday Temple Gate Craftsmen St Louis Missouri Excelsior Poplar Bluff Charity Zeredatha St. Charles Norwood Alpha Algabil-Freedom Sullivan Rolla Raytown Kirkwood East Gate Salem Bridgeton United Charity Zeredatha Craftsmen Mt. Zion Sedalia Ivanhoe Wakanda Wakanda Owensville Mercer Mount Hope Hopewell Chaffee Kirkwood Angerona Pride of the West Waynesville Liberty East Gate Mizpah Mt. Moriah Samaritan Camden Point Wakanda Barnesville Rolla Fellowship Elvins-Ionic Sheffield

101 185 623 327 171 586 660 299 717 1 441 209 189 241 622 659 636 69 213 391 484 630 225 80 5 189 717 327 236 446 52 52 624 35 476 239 615 484 193 179 375 31 630 40 424 169 52 353 213 345 154 625


102 Mendenhall Messmer Metcalf Metz Miller Miller Miller Miller Mills Moats Mohr Monroe Moorehouse Morrison Morrow Moss Mundle Murrell Myers Nelson Nelson Newkirk Newman Nickell Noland Norman Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;connell Ohlendorf Oliver Omer Ordnung Osborn Ostrander Otto Owens Owens Padley Page Palmer Palmer Parker Payne Peden Pederson Perry Peters Peterson Pettey Pettijohn Phillips Pickren

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Ben Leo Otis Leonard Thomas David Thomas Homer Richard James William George Robert Edward Joseph William Richard Zack Hershel V. James Scott Neal Donald Gary Bryan David William Wayne Diquee Reid James John James Boyd Donald Jack James Donald James Larry Howard Robert Oswald William Earl Carl Milton Noel James Richard

T. R. R. R. G. E. J. W. A. R. E. M. E. R. A. E. C. D. Eldon G. N. B. J. L. W. Carr Lane R. A. B. B. L. R. A. M. G. G. I. R. R. P. I. F. J. C. J. J. C. C. M.

12/22/2014 1/7/2015 11/17/2014 7/24/2015 5/6/2015 1/13/2015 2/20/2015 6/16/2015 6/16/2015 12/22/2014 6/3/2015 1/13/2015 10/7/2014 11/17/2014 5/6/2015 8/26/2015 6/16/2015 10/7/2014 6/3/2015 5/6/2015 6/16/2015 2/20/2015 11/17/2014 1/13/2015 12/22/2014 12/22/2014 8/26/2015 10/7/2014 2/20/2015 5/20/2015 2/20/2015 10/16/2014 7/24/2015 4/7/2015 1/13/2015 7/24/2015 10/7/2014 6/3/2015 6/16/2015 8/26/2015 1/13/2015 12/22/2014 10/16/2014 6/6/2015 10/7/2014 6/3/2015 10/16/2014 6/16/2015 10/16/2014 8/26/2015 1/13/2015

Censer Beacon Pendleton United Perseverance Sedalia Granite Joplin Hebron Bonhomme Algabil-Freedom Grandview Carthage Meridian Jefferson Shelbina Ralls Corinthian Sampson Index Hermitage Shawnee Hartford Table Rock Shawnee Friend St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Algabil-Freedom Olive Branch Columbia Savannah Hermitage Jefferson Polar Star Rose Hill Independence Mechanicsville Higginsville Warren Nodaway Platte City Union Wakanda Phoenix Grandview Arlington Granite Valley Park Temple Gate Ancient Craft Joplin Bethany

2015 172 3 551 5 92 236 272 335 354 45 636 618 197 2 43 228 33 265 298 54 288 653 171 680 653 352 93 636 576 534 71 288 43 79 76 260 364 74 470 504 593 52 136 618 346 272 629 299 377 335 97


2015 Piles Plank Pound Price Prichard Pritchard Probasco Probasco Prosser Rall Ramey Rammelsburg Reams Richardson Richardson Ricker Ridgeway Roberts Roberts Roberts Rodgers Roe Rogers Rogers Roudebush Rudy Rushing Sanders Schelin Schmidt Schooler Schoonover Schopper Schupp Schwinn Sevier Sexson Sexton Shaddox Shelton Shelton Shepherd Shermer Sherrell Shine Shirley Shrum Sieber Simpson Sivils Skelton

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Edgar John James Perry William Efton Larry Robert Marvin Kenneth E. Richard Jack Kenneth Dale A. Lyman Robert James Tom William John Louis James Byrl James John Lenard Harold Gary James Robert Alton Frank Gene Gail William Ernest Clinton Edwin Donald Charles William Lawrence John Paul Cebert Ivan Marshall Wilbur William

D. W. B. L. F. E. N. E. L. Clare H. L. G. L. Dale I. W. F. A. E. B. S. R. W. D. R. G. A. R. W. L. William B. W. V. R. H. H. R. MM D. L. T. E. W. E. V. S. M.

12/22/2014 7/24/2015 5/20/2015 6/16/2015 1/13/2015 10/7/2014 5/6/2015 11/17/2014 2/20/2015 1/13/2015 2/24/2015 6/3/2015 5/27/2015 12/22/2014 6/16/2015 6/16/2015 5/20/2015 6/16/2015 2/20/2015 6/16/2015 6/16/2015 5/20/2015 5/20/2015 5/6/2015 6/3/2015 5/20/2015 6/3/2015 6/3/2015 12/22/2014 5/6/2015 10/16/2014 2/20/2015 10/7/2014 7/24/2015 6/16/2015 7/22/2015 12/22/2014 10/16/2014 10/16/2014 1/7/2015 6/3/2015 10/16/2014 4/7/2015 4/7/2015 4/7/2015 10/16/2014 5/6/2015 6/16/2015 8/26/2015 2/5/2015 8/26/2015

Gardenville-Cache St James Kirksville Cuba Mercer Galena Unionville Unionville Gate of the Temple Cooper Laclede Algabil-Freedom Crestwood-Anchor Warren Twilight Compass Temple Gate St Louis Missouri Jefferson Temple Gate Raytown West View Ivanhoe Gardenville-Cache Bridgeton Corinthian Bloomfield Republic Monett Union Fairfax Unionville Galena Grant City Liberty Unionville Holden Liberty Anderson Bridgeton Ingomar Tuscan Bonhomme Equality Gate of the Temple Ivanhoe Harold Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Grauel St James Richmond Butler Country Club

103 455 230 105 312 35 515 210 210 422 36 83 636 443 74 114 120 299 1 43 299 391 103 446 455 80 265 153 570 129 593 483 210 515 66 31 210 262 31 621 80 536 360 45 497 422 446 672 230 57 254 656


104 Slagley Slaughter Sloan Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smoots Snavely Sonner Sowders Spain Spene Spickler Springer Stalker Stanfill Steagall Steelman Stevens Stevenson Stokes Stowe Strauser Strong Stroup Stuecken Stueven Summers Sutton Swindel Tadlock Terry Thuet Thurman Timberlake Todd Torrey Tourville Tourville Trabue Treece Trickey True Tucker Tunks Tyler Urich Vaile Van Meter

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Charles Arthur Wallace Walter Emmett Donald Rodney Gale Louis James William Joe Leroy J. John William Ronald A. Edward Jerry Randell Floyd Russell Lynn Norman Ares Roy Fred Donald Charles Ray Reginald William Bobby Terry Donald Larry Caryl Bert Larry Timothy Donald Edwin James Roy Wayne Gary Donald C. Johnnie Donald

E. D. E. E. F. E. M. E. B. E. A. H. E. W. W. H. N. Freeman F. Lee E. K. A. Edwin G. F. R. L. S. R. M. A. O. M. J. E. L. Dean D. L. B. L. W. G. L. R. Harry R. C.

6/3/2015 11/17/2014 10/7/2014 5/11/2015 12/22/2014 10/16/2014 5/20/2015 6/3/2015 6/6/2015 5/20/2015 1/13/2015 10/7/2014 6/16/2015 4/10/2015 6/16/2015 7/24/2015 6/16/2015 10/16/2014 6/3/2015 6/16/2015 7/24/2015 10/16/2014 3/4/2015 3/6/2015 2/20/2015 11/17/2014 10/7/2014 12/22/2014 1/13/2015 10/7/2014 5/20/2015 2/10/2015 8/26/2015 5/6/2015 10/16/2014 8/26/2015 6/16/2015 2/20/2015 5/6/2015 6/16/2015 5/20/2015 4/21/2015 8/25/2015 8/26/2015 5/20/2015 10/16/2014 6/8/2015 4/7/2015 12/22/2014 4/7/2015 7/24/2015

Versailles Grandview Osage Rising Sun Cass Temperance St Francisville Overland-Occidental Henderson Farmington King Hill St Louis Missouri Pythagoras Centralia St Louis Missouri Hermitage Mc Donald Amsterdam Mc Donald United Elvins-Ionic Sedalia Censer Laclede Sullivan Windsor King Solomon Moberly Fenton Ivanhoe Solomon Meridian Ancient Craft Acacia Algabil-Freedom Strafford Raytown Savannah Hartford Sullivan Republic Jefferson Branson St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Higginsville Wayne Saxton Higginsville Gardenville-Cache Carthage Robert Burns

2015 320 618 303 13 147 438 588 623 477 132 376 1 383 59 1 288 324 141 324 5 154 236 172 83 69 29 95 344 281 446 271 2 377 602 636 608 391 71 171 69 570 43 587 93 364 526 508 364 455 197 496


2015 Vardell Vaughn Veeder Vukcevich Wagner Waldeier Wann Ward Ward Ward Ward Warden Weaver Weaver Webb Welch Wells Wells Welston Wheeler Whitacre White White White Wholf Whyle Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Wilson Wilson Wilson Wisdom Wise Wood Wood Woodfin Worsham Wright Wright Wuenschel Young

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Urah William James Steve Robert James Billy Kenneth William Robert David Thomas Marion Robert Robert Hugh James Tommy Larry Murray Maurice John Robert Charles Emmett Richard Gordon Richard Kenneth James Brinkley Joseph Charles Robert William Kelzie Melvin Victor Bobby Gail James Harold Bennie Wayne Wm

U. H. A. L. W. R. E. H. S. N. C. D. L. A. D. S. L. D. O. C. H. L. T. C. L. G. N. D. D. A. H. R. L. Carroll

L. D. D. L. G. E

10/16/2014 10/16/2014 7/24/2015 6/16/2015 3/4/2015 6/3/2015 10/7/2014 10/7/2014 6/3/2015 4/7/2015 6/16/2015 5/6/2015 1/13/2015 4/7/2015 5/20/2015 2/20/2015 10/7/2014 1/7/2015 6/3/2015 10/7/2014 12/22/2014 1/7/2015 1/13/2015 4/7/2015 1/13/2015 6/3/2015 11/17/2014 4/7/2015 1/13/2015 4/7/2015 2/20/2015 10/16/2014 6/16/2015 11/25/2014 8/26/2015 7/24/2015 5/20/2015 5/20/2015 11/17/2014 2/20/2015 5/6/2015 1/13/2015 6/3/2015 2/20/2015 12/22/2014

Puxico Charity Zeredatha Table Rock Polar Star Rose Hill Bridgeton Athens St Louis Missouri Perseverance West View Linn Creek Hannibal Owensville Liberty East Gate Algabil-Freedom Charity Zeredatha Troy Macks Creek Crescent Hill Fellowship Mizpah Mt. Moriah Bridgeton St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clark Raytown Nodaway Liberty Webster Groves Corinthian Gate of the Temple Pleasant Hope Valley Park Warren Branson Algabil-Freedom Salem Grandview Friendship Norwood West View Hermitage Mountain Grove Temperance St Louis Missouri Webster

105 596 189 680 79 80 127 1 92 103 152 188 624 31 630 636 189 34 433 368 345 40 80 93 610 391 470 31 84 265 422 467 629 74 587 636 225 618 89 622 103 288 158 438 1 98


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GRAND LODGE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Lodge Name St. Louis Missouri United O’Sullivan Pauldingville Tyro Barry Daylight Naphtali Spirit of St. Louis Huntsville Weston Richmond Centralia Bridgeton Jackson Laclede Webster Groves Webster Ash Grove Kirksville Greenville De Soto Compass Linn Creek Joachim California Bolivar Four Mile Ray Shelbina Butler Mechanicsville Granite Canopy Lamar Sparta Sampson Temple Gate Meramec Versailles McDonald Linn Blue Springs Herculaneum Circle Moberly Friend Tuscan

Lodge No 1 5 7 11 12 17 25 27 30 53 57 59 80 82 83 84 98 100 105 107 119 120 152 164 183 195 212 223 228 254 260 272 284 292 296 298 299 313 320 324 326 337 338 342 344 352 360

District 27B 34 34 25 28 17 27A 27B 13 17 15 22 27A 10 30 27B 35 34 3 41 28 17 30 28 23 34 40 15 10 32 26 21 44 33 43 42 18 24 23 19 23 19 28 31 13 43 27A

Master Sean Farrell Gerald R. McCoy Eric Hambey John R. Flowers Randall Head Robert Fry Christopher Newbold Brian D. Paglusch E. Allen Kohler Jack McClure James D. Carter Adam Torreyson Derek Koleas Loren E. Carriker Daniel O. Knauss Jon Goudy Jeffrey A. Murphy Mike Britain James Graham Carroll “Pix” McLane Josh Twiggs Gary Ficken Benjamin Willerton Glenwood “Donnie” Patterson Jr. Terry Pollard Terry Green Walter T. Chidister James A. Dunwoodie Thomas Christine Bernard J. Meister Karl V. Green Sean K. Bowen Vernon Miller Randy D. Marti Glen Giboney Wesley E. Frazer Porfino Raya Sr. Allen Paschke Brian Bias Justin T. McDaniel Sam L. Land David Ramos Caraballo Cecil L. McLard Henry S. Garcia Edgar A. Skaggs Thomas H. McInnish William D. Houska, Jr.


2015 Adair King Hill Billings Raytown Forsyth Wallace Nodaway Mount Hope Henderson Jewel Marceline Equality Buckner Lathrop Saxton Galena Wayne Zalma Clinton Olive Branch Leadwood Acacia Clark Willard Sheffield Mountain View Table Rock Lincoln County

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 366 376 379 391 453 456 470 476 477 480 481 497 501 506 508 515 526 545 548 576 598 602 610 620 625 637 680 682

3 7 43 19 43 22 6 15 35 20 10 29 19 16 7 43 41 38 21 27A 37 22 13 34 18 42 43 26

J. Drew Zimmer Robert Farmer Steve Wright Thomas L. Saccardi Ronald H. Combs Timothy E. Shrout Ronald J. Peterson William B. Dean III Mike Smith Dave Maguire David Ingram James G. Brand Michael Marvin Travis Henry Scott Nelson Bill Frogge Josh Eldridge Jerry Gowen Bryan Bagley Kenneth Rogers Bruce L. Dalton Larry D. Wyatt Phillip S. Mathis Robert Hoopingarner Bruce Olds David Wood Glen Rosenburg James P. Ditter

GRAND LODGE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS WITH DISTINCTION Lodge Name Meridian George Washington Rising Sun Liberty Troy Jefferson Bonhomme Wentzville Wakanda Independence Polar Star Rose Hill Marcus Potosi Lincoln Lexington

Lodge No

District

2 9 13 31 34 43 45 46 52 76 79 110 131 138 149

27C 27C 17 16 26 23 27B 26 14 19 27B 37 28 7 15

Master Patrick Morrison Mathew Coriell Vincent Taibi John Lawrence Cochran William Alvord Patrick L. Robinson Troy A. Galloway Lionel W. Croom Larry Potter Michael G. Long Samuel D. Wilk Clifton Wayne Wofford John T. Becker Dennis A Bonjour William R. Siegfried

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108 Pride of the West Poplar Bluff Kansas City St. James St. Charles Hope Summit Corinthian Brotherhood Solomon Grand River Fenton Hermitage Fidelity Fellowship Waynesville Richland Christian Bee Hive Gower Gate of the Temple Samaritian Temperance Excelsior Crestwood-Anchor Ivanhoe Belton Kirkwood Lakeville Platte City Columbia Pendleton Republic Branson Union Strafford Mt. Washington Swope Park Overland-Occidental Algabil-Freedom Alpha Arnold Daylight University Noble Craftsman Harry S Truman

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 179 209 220 230 241 251 263 265 269 271 276 281 288 339 345 375 385 392 393 397 422 424 438 441 443 446 450 484 489 504 534 551 570 587 593 608 614 617 623 636 659 673 678 683 684 717 1941

26 41 18 29 26 24 19 21 7 34 20 27C 31 17 45 30 30 19 16 16 34 37 16 38 27C 18 20 27B 39 17 24 37 34 43 24 34 19 18 27A 27C 18 27C 34 34 27B 27C 18

Michael N. Klecz Lynn D. Gilton James L. Lowman Donald H. Vandegriffe Joseph Kimble Mitchell R. Martin Antonio DeLaCruz James Christopher Connell Patric Kearns Travis P. Schnelle Edward Lawerence Wade Jack Frazier Mark Houser Ben R. Orth John V. Tsangarls Brian M. Montgomery Michael Moeller Mark Creswell James M. Nolker Ronald H. Snyder Thomas Nelson Ross Kyle D. Hawkins Tom Swearngin Darryl L. Spurlock Robert S. Efken Dan Colvin Jeffery G. Boyce John R. Harder Phillip Garner Bobbie White Ronald J. Huff Darrell B. Eaton Wade Parker John Bahier Aaron C. Dixon Rick Headlee Donald MacCormick James Oshea Michael Lueders Michael Paul Singer lll Bill Hillyard Michael Sparks Howard Huff Clinton Mitchell Corey Woodward Michael C. Gmoser David Coburn

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CONSECUTIVE YEARS ACHIEVEMENT REPORT The following Lodges were reported by the Achievement Award Chairman as having received the Grand Lodge Achievement Award for the number of consecutive years indicated: Lodge Name

Lodge No

District

Consecutive years

St. Louis Missouri

1

27B

40

Bonhomme

45

27B

40

St. Charles

241

26

40

Fellowship

345

45

40

Gate of the Temple

422

34

40

Plato

469

35

40

Algabil-Freedom

636

27C

40

Rising Sun

13

17

30

Poplar Bluff

209

41

30

Jefferson

43

23

20

Pride of the West

179

26

10

Swope Park

617

18

10

TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 CALLED TO LABOR With the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers, Grand Master Haywood called the Grand Lodge to Labor at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday Morning, September 29, 2015. Prayer was offered by Right Worshipful Brother Gary Gooch, Grand Chaplain. Grand Master Haywood welcomed the Brethren to the second day of the One Hundred Ninety-Fourth Annual Communication and announced that the next order of business would be proposed legislation. Grand Master Haywood stated without objection that the rules for discussion and voting adopted in 2013 would be followed except that he reserved the right in the Grand Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discretion to extend debate if circumstances warranted. He then called on Right Worshipful Brother R. Scott Gardner for the Report of the Committee on Jurisprudence.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE R.W.B. R. Scott Gardner, Chairman of the Committee on Jurisprudence, presented the report of the Committee and proposed legislation as follows:


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LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS FOR ACTION IN 2015 Proposal to Add Section 9.051 to the Grand Lodge ByLaws: Found by the Committee on Jurisprudence to be in due form and advisable. PASSED 441 – 101

Section 9.051. TREASURER. (a) The Treasurer is the chief financial officer of the lodge. He is responsible for all financial records of the lodge including assets under control of the lodge trustees as authorized in Sections 9.010 and 9.020, and all assets maintained by the lodge or its committees. The treasurer shall cause to be maintained financial records sufficient to report monthly financial information to the lodge as specified in subsection (b) of this section.

(b) The lodge treasurer shall cause to be presented monthly a financial statement for all the assets owned or controlled by the lodge and committees. Such report shall include: (1) Detailed Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Assets. (2) Detailed Income or operating statement. The treasurer’s report to the lodge may be presented in writing or orally to the lodge with a written copy included in the official minutes of the lodge. Approval or rejection of the report shall be noted in the official minutes of the lodge. (c) The lodge treasurer shall cause to be presented annually a financial statement for all the assets owned or controlled by the lodges and committees. Such report shall include the items listed in subsection (b) of this section. The annual treasurer’s report shall be presented in writing and included with the official minutes of the lodge. Approval or rejection of the report shall be noted in the official minutes of the lodge after examination and report of the audit committee in accordance with Section 9.035. (d) The lodge treasurer shall cause to be prepared and filed all tax returns required by law on a timely basis. He shall maintain all supporting documentation for such length of time required by federal, state, and Grand Lodge law. The treasurer shall report the filing of said forms to the lodge and said reported shall be noted in the official minutes of the lodge. Copies of lodge tax returns shall be made available upon request in accordance with federal law. (e) The lodge treasurer shall make detailed information available for inspection upon order from: (1) The Grand Master under authority of Section 2.010, or (2) The Grand Lodge Ways and Means Committee under authority of Section 5.080, or (3) The District Deputy Grand Master under authority of Section 4.030, or (4) The lodge Master. Detailed information shall include, but shall not be limited to: lodge budgets, invoices, deposit tickets and receipts, bank and investment reconciliations,


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account ledgers and/or spreadsheets, equipment inventories, and temple board agreements, if applicable. (f) The lodge treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failure to provide reports or information as required by the section within the timelines set forth below shall be considered grounds for removal from office under the provisions of Section 8.140: (1) Failure to present monthly reports listed in subsection (b) for two consecutive months (2) Failure to present annual reports listed in subsection (c) within two months of the lodge year end (3) Failure to present any tax return listed in subsection (d) within three months of the lodge year end (4) Failure to present any information requested in accordance with subsection (e) within the timeline specified by the order. The lodge Master shall appoint a replacement lodge treasurer and notify the Grand Lodge Office under the provisions of Section 8.140 if a treasurer is removed under this subsection. (g) The failure of a lodge treasurer to surrender all original records in his possession or control upon leaving the office and transfer any assets under his control within a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 45 days from leaving office absent extenuating circumstances, shall be deemed a Masonic Offense.

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RWB Gardner announced that with consent of the sponsors, Proposals to Amend Sections 9.070 and 9.090 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws would be consolidated for consideration due to the subject matter and effect of each proposal. Proposals to Amend Sections 9.070 and 9.090 of the Grand Lodge ByLaws to Read as Follows: Found by the Committee on Jurisprudence to be in due form and advisable.

PASSED 466 - 62 Section 9.070. FORMATION OF BUILDING ASSOCIATIONS. With the approval of the Building Supervisory Board, lodges may cause the formation of a non-profit corporation or single member limited liability company (if allowable under Federal and State law) to hold title to, maintain, and operate all or any part of the real property of the lodge. They may join with other lodges charted by the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri in forming such corporations or single member limited liability companies, or may acquire interests in an existing corporation exclusively controlled by other lodges chartered by the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. Building corporations or single member limited liability companies must be approved by the Building Supervisory Board before any lodge funds may be transferred. No individual shall have any personal right or interest in any such corporation or single member limited liability company or profit from its operation or property. A lodge shall control the corporation or single member limited liability company in accordance with Federal and State law. As may be permitted by Federal Law governing tax exempt corporations, lodges may also join with other not for profit organizations to form a building corporation. Where a building corporation holds title to any property or interest therein for more than one lodge, all reference to “a lodge” or “the lodge” shall apply to all of said lodges.

Section 9.090. REPORT BY BUILDING ASSOCIATION. Not later than two and one half months after its fiscal year end, each building corporation or single member limited liability company holding title to any property or interest therein for the benefit of a lodge must submit to the lodge a budget for the ensuing year and a written balance sheet and operating statement, containing a detailed statement of its assets and properties, and of its receipts and expenditures, for its fiscal year ending prior to the date the report is required. Lodge building corporations or single member limited liability companies are subject to the


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same audit and disclosure requirements as assets owned by a lodge. The lodge budget, with tentative provision for payments to the building corporation or single member limited liability company, may be adopted prior to receipt of the report, but no payments to the corporation or single member limited liability company may be made after two and one half months after the fiscal year end of the building corporation or single member limited liability company until the report has been submitted. Where a building corporation holds title to any property or interest therein for more than one lodge, all reference to “a lodge” or “the lodge” shall apply to all of said lodges.

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Proposal to Amend Section 10.040 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws to Read as follows: Found by the Committee on Jurisprudence to be in due form and advisable.

PASSED AS AMENDED 355-181 ORGINAL LEGISLATION AS PROPOSED Section 10.040. GRAND LODGE DUES. Each lodge pays eighteen dollars ($18.00) nineteen dollars ($19.00) to the Grand Lodge for each Master Mason (except those whose dues have been remitted and exempted under of Section 18.050) reported in the annual return, which dues include a subscription to The Freemason magazine. The Grand Lodge, promptly as collected, pays two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) for each Master Mason to the Masonic Home of Missouri, two dollars ($2.00) for each Master Mason to the Masonic Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foundation, one dollar ($1.00) for each Master Mason to maintain and enhance the Public Relations Campaign for the good of the Fraternity and twenty-five cents ($.25) for each Master Mason to each the George Washington Memorial Association and The Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc.

AMENDMENT OFFERED AND ADOPTED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Section 10.040. GRAND LODGE DUES. Each lodge pays eighteen dollars ($18.00) to the Grand Lodge for each Master Mason (except those whose dues have been remitted and exempted under Section 18.050) and reported in the annual return, which dues include a subscription to The Freemason magazine, and one dollar ($1.00) for each Master Mason not otherwise remitted, relieved, or exempted from payment of dues to maintain and enhance the Public Relations Campaign for the good of the Fraternity. The Grand Lodge, promptly as collected, pays two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) for each Master Mason to the Masonic Home of Missouri, two dollars ($2.00) for each Master Mason to the Masonic Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foundation, and twenty-five cents ($.25) for each Master Mason to each the George Washington Memorial Association and The Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: In 2000, 2005, and 2010 the Grand Lodge adopted Resolutions authorizing the assessment of $1.00 per dues paying member for use by the Grand Lodge Committee on Public Relations to promote the fraternity. As the assessment has been regularly collected and put to use since 2000, it appears appropriate to add it to the By-Laws. This is not an increase in the per capita assessment, but simply codifies an assessment adopted on three separate occasions by vote of the Grand Lodge membership.


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Proposal to Amend Section 16.010 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws to Read as Follows: Found by the Committee on Jurisprudence to be in due form. Reviewed and found not objectionable by Interim Grand Lecturer.

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Section 16.010. CONFERRING DEGREES. A candidate may not receive more than one degree at the same communication. (1992-83, 2000-70, 71) The first sections of the first and second degrees, and the first and second sections of the third degree, cannot be conferred on more than one candidate at the same time, except as permitted pursuant to Section 2.010(q), and except that the first section of the first degree may be conferred on two candidates, with the approval and supervision of the Grand Lecturer or a resional or district deputy grand lecturer and the use of a second set of steward. In conferring the third degree on any candidate, the first and second sections of the degree must be without any break in their continuity. Each degree must be conferred in its entirety at the same communication.

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RWB Gardner announced that with consent of the sponsors, Proposals to Amend Sections 16.050, 16.070, 17.130, 17.150, 20.010, and 20.080 of the By-Laws to Amend Sections 16.050, 16 Proposals of the sponsors, that with consent B Gardner announced would be consolidated for consideration due to the subject matter and effect of and 20.080 of the By-Laws would be consolidated for consideration due 20.010, proposal. 130, 17.150, each

ject matter and effect of each proposal.

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Proposal to Amend the Standing Resolution regarding Representative at Grand Mastersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Conference and George Washington National Memorial Association Meetings to Read as Follows: Found by the Committee on Jurisprudence to be in due form and advisable.

PASSED 329-200 The only representatives of the Grand Lodge at the Grand Mastersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Conference and at the meetings of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association shall be the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, Senior Grand Warden, Junior Grand Warden and the Grand Secretary; their expenses in attendance are to be paid by the Grand Lodge. (Res. 1936-98; 1971-161; 2015- )


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Proposal to Amend Sections 2.040, 5.010(r), 6.010, 6.020, AND 6.030 AND ADDING SECTION 5.015 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws to Read as Follows:

WITHDRAWN BY SPONSORS (Deletions appear in strikethrough, additions appear underlined) Section 2.040. GRAND SECRETARY. The Grand Secretary (q) Devotes substantially all of his time to the duties of his office; employs and supervises such clerical and secretarial assistants as may be required to discharge efficiently all the duties of his office; at least semiannually reviews with the Grand Master, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, and the other elective officers the operation and budget of his office, including in advance the fixing of or changes in compensation and benefits for his clerical and secretarial assistants; and performs such other duties as shall be assigned to him from time to time by the Grand Master with the consent of the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden, and the Junior Grand Warden, or any two of them. (Added 1970-123; amended 1985-127, 128)

ARTICLE 5. COMMITTEES Section 5.010. APPOINTMENT. The standing committees are: (a) Credentials, (b) Grand Master’s Address, (c) Lodges Under Dispensation, (d) Chartered Lodges, (e) Appeals and Grievances, (f) Jurisprudence, (g) Ways and Means, (h) Relief and Charity, (i) Necrology, (j) Ritual, (k) Forms and Ceremonies, (l) Mileage and Per Diem, (m) Correspondence, (n) Masonic Education, (o) Building Supervisory Board, (p) Entertainment of Distinguished Guests, (q) By-Laws, (r) Grand Lodge Office Oversight, (s) Youth, (t) Long Range Planning, (u) Public Relations, and (v) Investments. Special committees may be appointed by the Grand Master when he or the Grand Lodge considers it necessary. Each committee consists of not more than five members, with a chairman and members designated by the Grand Master, unless otherwise authorized by law or by order of the Grand Lodge. The committees consider all matters referred to them and report promptly. (Amended 1980-134, 1989-82, 1998-162). Section 5.015. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. Committees shall consider all matters referred to them and report promptly to the Grand Master, as well as annually, with said annual reports presented in writing at the annual communication of the Grand Lodge unless otherwise specified by the By-Laws. Such reports shall be complete as to the committee’s activities, considerations, actions taken, and shall specify any recommendations requiring a vote by the Grand Lodge. With the exception of actions or reports made by the Committee on Relief and Charity, all committee report concerning petitions or other actions pertaining to an individual shall state the name of the individual and the committee’s corresponding recommendation. If the committee has not met during the year or if it has taken no action, it shall so report.


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ARTICLE 6. GRAND LODGE OFFICE Section 6.010. LOCATION. The office of the Grand Lodge shall be located in a suitable facility, either under lease or with legal title of ownership held in the name of the Grand Lodge, within Ten (10) miles of the City Limits of the City of Columbia. (Added 2002-64) Section 6.020. COMPOSITION. The office of the Grand Lodge shall be the place at which, unless temporarily prevented by casualty or other emergency, (a) the Grand Secretary and his clerical and secretarial assistants perform their principal duties, (b) the accounts and records of the Grand Secretary are maintained, and (c) such other functions of the Grand Lodge or any of its officers or committees may, with the approval of the Grand Lodge Office Building Oversight Committee, are be performed. (Added 1980-133) Section 6.030. OFFICE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. The Committee on Grand Lodge Office Oversight shall be composed of the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior and Junior Wardens, and the Grand Secretary. It shall: (a) Be responsible for overseeing the purchase, sale, lease, or maintenance of any Grand Lodge office facility, including any contractual negotiations related thereto that might from time to time arise. Upon majority approval by the Committee and subject to subsection (b) below, the Grand Master shall be authorized and empowered, with the concurrence by the signatures thereon of the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden and the Junior Grand Warden, or any two of them, to execute by written instruments and deliver deeds of conveyance, contracts, leases, bills of sale, stipulations, and any and all other instruments necessary or required to effectuate such purposes. (b) Review in advance of execution any contract with a duration of one year or more or any contract obligating the Grand Lodge to expend one thousand dollars or more in the aggregate. Upon written approval by a majority of the Committee, the Grand Secretary shall be authorized and empowered to execute and deliver such contracts on behalf of the Grand Lodge. The review and execution of any contract with duration of less than one year or obligating the Grand Lodge to expend less than one thousand dollars need not be brought before the Committee and shall be left in the sound discretion of the Grand Secretary. (c) Have the authority to select and employ, at the expense of the Grand Lodge, legal counsel to represent the Grand Lodge in connection with, and shall exercise sound business judgment in carrying out, its duties under this section. (Added 1980-133) STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: To change the name of the Grand Lodge Office Building Committee to the Grand Lodge Office Oversight Committee, clarify its scope of authority, and impose checks and balances over individual officers and the Grand Lodge Office in cases where significant expenditures are made and contractual arrangements are undertaken on behalf of the Grand Lodge. Also, to require all committees submit a year-end report to the Grand Lodge even in cases where no committee action has been taken. Submitted by:


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Proposal for Emergency Amendment to Section 28.020 and Addition of Section 28.021to the Grand Lodge By-Laws: Found by the Committee on Jurisprudence to be in due form but not advisable. NOT APPROVED FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE GRAND MASTER PURSUANT TO SECTION 35.021


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Statement of Purpose:

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Voting on Proposed Legislation having concluded, R.W.B Gardner further reported for the Committee on Jurisprudence as follows: The Committee has considered and approved the Grand Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Consents and Dispensations. R.W.B. Gardner then reminded those assembled that any proposed legislation for action at the 2016 Grand Lodge Communication that would amend or revoke a section of the By-Laws, or amend the Constitution, needs to be presented to the Grand Secretary by the close of the 2015 Annual Communication.


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FINAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri: Brethren: Your Committee on Credentials submits the following report: At the present session of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, there are represented 315 Subordinate Lodges, 0 Lodges U.D., 28 Lodges not represented, and there were present: Grand Lodge Officers 24 Assistant Grand Tylers 0 Past Grand Masters and Officers 18 Regional Grand Lecturers 6 District Deputy Grand Masters 37 District Deputy Grand Lecturers 35 Past Masters 395 Worshipful Masters and Proxies 262 Senior Wardens and Proxies 114 Junior Wardens and Proxies 71 Paid Grand Lodge Committeemen 16 Special Committeemen 0 978 Total Distinguished Visitors 13 Visitors 2 Non-Voting Master Masons 86 Total Attendance 1,079 William B. VanMeter, Chairman Motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the report of the Committee on Credentials.


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE GRAND MASTER’S ADDRESS DATE:

September 29, 2015

TO:

Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Missouri, A.F. & A.M.

SUBJECT:

Report of Committee on Grand Master’s Address

The Committee on the Grand Master’s Address finds that the address was in proper order and recommends approval. Sincerely, M.W. Brother Jon B. Broyles Past Grand Master 2013-2014 Deputy Grand Master Stewart conducted the vote on the Report of the Committee. The Report was accepted without objection.

GREETINGS FROM VISITING JURISDICTIONS The Grand Master invited Most Worshipful Brother Gary Beisly, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma, to bring greetings from his Grand Lodge. M.W.B. Beesley expressed his appreciation to the Grand Lodge of Missouri for the opportunity to attend the Annual Communication and spoke of the excitement in Oklahoma for Masonry and the efforts of its Grand Lodge to increase membership throughout the lodge of the state. The Grand Master invited Most Worshipful Brother Barry Weer, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Illinois, to bring greetings from his Grand Lodge. Most Worshipful Brother Weer expressed the dedication of Masonry to fraternity, enlightenment, and benevolence. He thanked Masonic Home of Missouri for its Outreach program serving as a model program to the Grand Lodge of Illinois for its benevolence programs.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE LODGE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD To the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri Brethren, The Grand Lodge Special Committee on Achievement Award for the year of 2014-2015 continued the previous work completed by this committee and the Committee on Masonic Education. The mission remained to review, recommend and make changes to the Application for Masonic Achievement Award. The goals of the committee this year were two fold. First, we needed to


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streamline the application process both through the user interface as well as through the submission process. Second, to reengage the District Deputy Grand Masters in the submission and approval process. To meet these goals, a few changes were introduced to the scoring criteria so that the nuances of each home lodge are taken into account. Due to overwhelming demand, the “Honor Lodge with Distinction” level was returned to the program to allow each lodge to compete against themselves and only themselves. To support the lodges in their understanding of the new process and revised application form, the Achievement Award program was reviewed in detail at the DDGM training, held in August 2014. In addition to the training, it was discussed during every Area Meeting throughout the state between October and December of 2014. The Achievement Award Program email account remains an active means to connect with the committee members and get questions answered. A great deal of time was spent analyzing the feedback provided last year and changes were applied to meet the needs and desires of the Brethren while maintaining the vision of the program. We will continue to collect all feedback and it will be assessed by the next committee for continued improvement. This year has been an exciting one as it is the 40th year of the program. Participation in the program throughout the year has been solid showing that the Craft is still excited about being part of the program. Respectfully Submitted, Kevin Fuller – Chair Clifford Dobbins

Herb Terrill Jeffrey Henty

REPORT OF THE BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD Year End Report The Building Supervisory Board has been contacted twice this year concerning building or purchasing new lodges. 1. Callao Lodge #38 contacted us explaining their current lodge had a side foundation wall fall down due to inclement weather. They had identified a local church for sale and wanted permission to purchase at auction.  Permission was granted as long as no indebtedness occured and finished lodge met all State and Grand Lodge requirements and regulations.  2. Puxico Lodge #596 has contacted the Building Supervisory Board concerning the ability to build a new lodge. After reviewing the proposal from Puxico lodge for a new lodge, it is approved as long as the following stipulations are met: 1. The building satisfies all state and local building codes and regulations.  2. The building satisfies all Grand lodge requirements for a concentrated lodge.  3. NO loans or indebtedness occurs to build the finished lodge. 


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I respectfully thank the Grand Masters and fellow Brothers with whom I’ve been able to serve. Rodney McGrath, Chair

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BY-LAWS

To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren: Your Committee on By-Laws is pleased to report that immediately following last year’s Annual Communication an updated version of the Constitution and ByLaws again was distributed in hard copy format and also placed on the Grand Lodge website. The Committee has added, updated, and clarified a number of annotations for the use of the Craft, and we trust that these annotations are both informative and helpful in understanding and interpreting the By-Laws. The Constitution and By-Laws contain a wealth of historical information, beyond just “Masonic Law”, and we hope the Brethren are taking advantage of this valuable resource. As indicated in our Committee’s Report at the 193rd Annual Communication, we have continued to work towards redacting and clarifying outdated or conflicting portions of the By-Laws to reflect the most current legislation approved by the membership of the Grand Lodge. The Committee has reviewed and supports the clarifying legislation submitted by Right Worshipful Brother Robert Floyd, Past Grand Lecturer, and Most Worshipful Brother Donald Scott, Past Grand Master, that removes various outdated By-Law references to a mandatory candidate proficiency requirement. This proposed legislation is a necessary step in the process. The many provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws should be in harmony with each other and we are actively working to realize this goal, although our work is still not yet complete. The Committee does not have the ability to alter the meaning or substance of any provision of the Constitution and By-Laws and that any Committee revision must be only technical in nature and conform to the will of the membership as expressed through the formal Masonic legislative process. The task of updating the Constitution and By-Laws necessarily must be a work in progress. We sincerely appreciate the brethren continuing to inform the Committee of any errors or needed corrections should they be discovered. Respectfully submitted, William M. Shansey Robert N. Young Hon. R. Craig Carter Jonce B. Chidister, Chairman


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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 via teleconference on August 8, 2015 and submits the following report. Lodge Consolidations: 2014-2015 Lodge Consolidated

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Skidmore Lodge No.511 Valley Park Lodge No.629 Ancient Landmark Lodge No.356 Grandview Lodge No.618 Schell City Lodge N. 448 Hamilton Lodge No. 224

Nodaway Lodge No.470 Fenton Lodge No.281 Cooper Lodge No.36 Belton Lodge No.450 Clintonville Lodge No. 485 Polo Lodge No. 232

Nodaway Lodge No.470 Fenton Lodge No.281 Cooper Lodge No. 36 Belton-Grandview Lodge No. 450 Clintonville Lodge No. 485 Polo Lodge No. 232

Membership Statistics Statistics are queried from the Membership Database, as reported by Secretaries as of July 1. Due to some issues with the database, there was some information that could not be queried. These statistics may change significantly as Secretaries continue to submit membership information to the Grand Lodge. The Reported 2015 Additions and Deductions cover 7/1/2014 through 6/30/2015. MEMBERSHIP REPORTED 2014 PROCEEDINGS:

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ADDITIONS: Affiliated by Transfer 215 Affiliated as Multiple Members 136 Affiliated as Original 189 Initiated Entered Apprentice 1,094 Passed 1,100 Raised to Degree of Master Mason 1,064 Reinstated after Suspension for Non-Payment of Dues 569 DEDUCTIONS: Suspended for Non-Payment of Dues 1,819 Dimitted Without Privileges 21 Dimitted to Complete Transfer of Membership 155 Dimitted from Lodge of Original Membership 31 Withdrawal of Multiple Membership Data not available Deaths 1,237 Expelled for Un-Masonic Conduct 9 MEMBERSHIP CURRENT AS OF 7/1/2015

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therefore, these statistics do not necessarily reflect absolute changes in total membership. Additionally, this report is compiled while Annual Returns are still being processed. INFORMATIONAL STATISTICS ONLY Fifty Year Members (between 7/1/2014 and 6/30/2015) Remitted Dues (between 7/1/2014 and 6/30/2015) Total Endowments Purchased as of 6/30/2015

516 1,376 5,153

Trends: • There is a noticeable decline in EA’s this year. 894 which is down from 956 and 973 in the previous 2 years.  Reinstatements increased this year.  Endowed memberships purchased this year has increased. Approximately 10% of the total membership consists of endowed members.  Suspensions for non-payment of dues have decreased slightly by 22 however, collectively over the past 3 years, there were 2467 suspensions for NPD.  Stats show that only 88 dues remittals were reported in 2015 where in 2014 there were 710 reported.  The fraternity has lost 7.8% of our membership in deaths in the last 3 years. Adding in the suspensions for NPD, deaths and suspensions account for almost 14% in membership losses in the last 3 years.  There is a continuing decrease in members receiving their 50 year jewel. There were 917 in 2013, 583 in 2014, and 514 in 2015. Committee suggestions: Lodges should continue to place emphasis on helping members obtain the materials needed so they can seek out new prospects and sell the fraternity. •

The committee recommends that the Grand Lodge form a committee to look into suspensions and reinstatements and establish a policy. The loss in revenue is approximately $50,000 in the last 3 years in Grand Lodge assessments.

 Utilize the materials published by the Grand Lodge Public Relations Committee. Lodge secretaries can purchase these items using the supply form. (Folder with DVD and tri-folds explaining the fraternity and programs).  Lodges need to be more aggressive in finding and initiating new members and do all things possible to insure that new EA’s receive their degrees without unnecessary delay. Even though lodges prefer to confer their own FC and MM degrees, they should consider taking advantage of C2A classes so their EAs will receive their degrees before the lodge goes dark for the summer.


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 Keep a stock of tri-folds on hand to give to new prospects as well as members who are working their way through the degrees. (On the Threshold, The Entered Apprentice, The Fellow Craft, The Master Mason).  Recommend that the lodges develop a more aggressive mentoring program and strengthen Masonic education during stated lodge communications.  First line signers and secretaries should be diligent in communicating with prospects and candidates so there will be no question about when they will receive their degrees.  Worshipful Masters and Wardens should constantly evaluate their lodge in order to identify issues that could be a problem in the future and work toward a resolution. The attitudes of lodge members are a critical element as to whether a lodge will flourish or fail. Place emphasis on leadership roles being carried out in a friendly way while still being aggressive.  Increase communications with members and seek out members who are having a hardship that prevents them from paying their dues. Officers or committees can also contact members who are not coming to lodge to find out the reason and if transportation is an issue, the lodge can work out a solution to provide transportation to those members.  Delinquent Dues Committees should make attempts to contact members who are late in paying their dues shortly after the secretaries send out letters in an effort to bring information back to the lodge.  WM elects can pursue involving new master masons on committees and offer opportunities for new members to be involved with the development of lodge communications such as web site design and trestle boards.  Constantly seek ideas from the lodge members so that officers advancing through the chairs can review the suggestions and appropriately implement some of the ideas.  Worshipful Master’s and Wardens should be working together to formulate a 5 year activity plan to stabilize their respective lodges and create continuity as officers advance through the chairs. In conclusion, elected officers should be aware of and seek solutions to correct situations that tend to keep members from being active in their lodges. Better communications with lodge members could reduce the numbers of suspensions from nonpayment of dues and provide the lodge members with information when a recommendation is made to remit a member’s dues. Giving more attention to new members could increase their enthusiasm and would reassure them that they play an important part of their lodge. Encouraging newer members to get involved with ritual and degree work (even the small parts) could reinforce their commitment to the lodge. Education and involvement can reinforce a new member’s attitude by reassuring him that he really did become a part of the lodge and not just a “dues paying member” who only sits on the sidelines


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during meetings. Increased visibility in the public can draw attention to the fraternity in a positive way and non-masons may become curious enough to ask questions of the members and try to find out more about the fraternity. Provide members with the help and resources necessary so they can seek out new prospects and sell the fraternity. Lodges should do everything possible to insure that new members receive their degrees in a timely manner utilizing C2A classes if necessary. Fraternally Submitted, Craig A. Skinner, Chairman Robert Gander David Ingersoll Dallas Smith Steven Kracht Charles Wiegert

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CORRESPONDENCE Grand Master Haywood offered the following: It is with great sadness that Correspondence Committee Chairman, Right Worshipful Brother Otha Wingo, passed away on February 9, 2015 at the age of 80 years. RWB Wingo served the Grand Lodge in many capacities, including Correspondence Committee Chairman, Fellow of the Missouri Lodge of Research, Organist for our Annual Communications, author of numerous articles for the Missouri Freemason Magazine, and as District Deputy Grand Lecturer. Due to his passing, there will be no Report this year. EDITOR’S NOTE: In lieu of the Report, we publish the following in memorium:

THE BACK-PAGE LEGEND RWB DR. E. OTHA WINGO, PDDGL 38, FMLR 19342015

BY ROBERT C. FLOYD, PGL, MISSOURI A.F. & A. M. The word ‘legend’ tends to be overused. I cannot think of an instance in which the word is more appropriate than to describe our departed Brother, Right Worshipful Brother Doctor E. Otha Wingo. Otha was not only a dear friend, but a valued mentor and Brother. His departure from our world will certainly leave a hole in our Fraternity and our lives. His back page articles were the first place many Masons looked for light each time the Missouri Freemason maga-zine arrived. Every time an issue came out, we received a


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glimpse of the genius that was Otha Wingo. He was a wonderful husband and a loving, devoted and dedicated father to his family at home and his family in the Lodge. To quote his obituary, “He was everybody’s dad.” You will notice that I dropped off the ‘Doctor’ designation. Why? Well, to most of us, he was just ‘Otha,’ and that is the way he presented himself. He never pushed his doctoral title and always let men know he was a Brother, just like them. I will endeavor to illustrate that he was not like us. He was a special gift that we were given to enjoy and from whom we could learn the intricacies of the Craft and life. Many people did not know that Otha’s first name was really Elvis! Being born in 1934, he was Elvis BEFORE there was ‘Elvis.’ He was a star- a legend- just the same. Raised by sharecroppers, he was too poor to have a piano, so he drew one on a strip of cardboard and learned to play in that manner. At age 12, Otha was teaching college-level Sunday school at the Baptist Church in Booneville, Mississippi. At age 16, he attended college, receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Cham-paign-Urbana. His doctoral thesis revealed his discovery and PROOF of Latin punc-tuation. He did this by reading ALL of the ORIGINAL classic-era Latin manuscripts! Dr. Wingo was a professor of ancient Greek, Latin and Mythology for more than 30 years; an educational legend, I would say. One of Otha’s sons, Worship-ful Brother Vince Wingo, and I, talked at-length about his dad and parts of his legendary life. Otha was a certified private investigator. He hitch-hiked across Jamai-ca in the 1950s as a missionary. He was a personal friend of Mahalia Jackson. He was a dear friend to Venerable Bhante Vima-laramsi, the first American representative to the Buddhist Summit, World Buddhist Supreme Conference, who was tasked with producing a united position on balance, harmony and world peace. Venerable Vimalaramsi expressed his sorrow and apology for not being able to attend Otha’s funeral. As a tribute to Otha and his work as President of Huna Research for 40 years, he was given a portion of the original slate roof from the Iolani Palace in Hawaii (circa 1879), which was dedicated by 50 Kahuna priests and 50 Freemasons. It seems the legend was worldwide. In Freemasonry, the accolades and achievements were many. Otha was raised a Master Mason in 1966, and his mentor was the late Most Worshipful Brother Doctor Harold O. Grauel. MWB Grauel examined Otha on his proficiencies and did not have to say a word. Otha did all the questions and answers himself. Right Worshipful Brother Wingo served the Craft as District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 1998-2010. He was a member of the Correspondence, Masonic Education and Masonic Publica-tions Committees for multiple years. He played music for the Grand Lodge Annual Communications for many years. He was a member of Charlie’s Angels Degree Team. He was a member of the York Rite and Scottish Rite bodies. He was honored as the second Fellow of the Missouri Lodge of Research and received the Truman Medal in 2011; legendary status in the Fraternity, confirmed. Now that you know a small part of the light that was Otha Wingo, I would like to share some personal observations. No Freemason was ever refused instruction by Otha. It was always imparted


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with a gentle approach and a special attention to the details and beauties of the ritual. It was because of Otha that I worked to achieve all the cards available in Freemasonry. I wanted to make ‘Dad’ proud. There were many times that I would drop by Otha’s house and he would have papers scattered everywhere. “Well, I am just going over some things from the Philippines,” he would say, or, “Oh, I am just tracing the lineage of some Grand Master of some foreign country..” Wow. He blew me away. I remember offering up chal-lenges to Otha with some of my questions in practices. One of them took him a month to get the answer, but he did it. He loved when you used your brain and how that light came on when you finally understood. He truly took pleasure in helping his fellow Freemason to receive light. In the Lodges in southeast Missouri, we all remember Otha and his notebook, ready to gently impart those things that needed work, the progresses we were making in our ritual, and whether we left off that ‘s’ when we said Deacons or Wardens. One of the greatest compliments you could receive when instructing was when a Brother said, “You are getting just like Otha.” High praise, indeed. Right Worshipful Brother Doctor Elvis Otha Wingo left his permanent mark on thousands of Freemasons and on Missouri Freemasonry. He was a family man. He was a Brother. He was a genius. He was a composer. He was a writer. He was a craftsman. He was a teacher. He was a fisher of men. He was my friend. I will miss him dearly and I hope this served as a fitting tribute to our ‘BackPage Legend.’ Goodbye, dear Otha. Thank you.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FORMS AND CEREMONIES Brethren, This Committee has received several requests to give consideration for a revised Ceremonies booklet that would bring new perspectives to how our Masonic ceremonies can be represented, improving the relevance of these ceremonies for our members, their familes, and the public. Public ceremonies continue to be the best opportunity for non-members to observe a Masonic activity, and extending extra effort to create a favorable effect is the best way to create a good opinion of our Craft. Our Grand Master, Most Worshipful David Haywood, and Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful C. Brent Stewart, with the assistance of additional Grand Lodge Officers demonstrated how extra effort and advance planning made a positive impression for our Fraternity when invited to participate in the rededication of the cornerstone at the Missouri State Capitol this past July. This improvisation and creativity with the Masonic Cornerstone Ceremony for a “rededication” was a clear demonstration that this example would be of vital importance for both the Grand Lodge and Subordinate Lodges as there will be many opportunities to celebrate similar situations on a local level in the next few years. Improving the reception and perception of not only this ceremony, but that of brothers attaining and those exceeding 50 years of membership, Dedications, and even the Masonic Funeral Service, could contribute to a positive impression of our Fraternity. In realizing that the public ceremonies now in use within our state


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jurisdiction were previously adopted by the Grand Lodge while in session, a formal revision of our ceremony booklet needs much thought and planning, and the blessing of the Grand Master and Advancing Line before bringing a recommendation to the Grand Lodge. Thus, this annual report will be limited to the announcement that such a revision is now being contemplated and work initiated. We hope a revised Ceremonies booklet will motivate our members with examples of how we can improve our connectivity and tailor these ceremonies to the occasion for a positive impact. Committee member and past Grand Chaplin, RWB James Fiete has given permission to share the following prayers as an example of improving our connectivity with participants and observers: Membership Pin Prayer Grant us Your blessing, Almighty Father of the Universe as we gather this evening to honor (WB/RW/Brother)______________ who has devoted ____ years of his life to Your service and to the service of Freemasonry; a brother who has been faithful to us and to Your teachings. We ask that you continue to give him strength, wisdom, courage, and love that he may continue to walk in Your service. For the many years which You have granted our brother- for life, for health, for mind, and for the daily provisions of Your Providence, we give You thanks. May our brother find joy in living and rest from every burden. May his life continue to be filled with Your gifts of Light, faith, service, peace, relief, truth, and brotherly love. May (WB/RW/Brother)___________________ continue to find favor in Your eyes. In Your Name we pray, to whom be all glory and honor forever. Amen. So Mote It Be. Lodge Installation Meal Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, we give you thanks and praise as we celebrate the leadership of this lodge. May our words and actions continue to be pleasing in Your sight. May we always Look Back and Thank our God. Look Forward and Trust our God. Look Around and Serve our God. Look Within and Find our God. We ask that you Bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies that it may give us strength and courage to continue our journey of life. May Your Light continue to shine upon us and through us so others might see and know Your Love. In Your Name we pray. Amen. Lodge Installation Benediction Prayer: As we depart from this place of friendship, celebration, and fraternity, may God walk with each and every one of us as we travel safely back to our homes. May God remind us of our responsibilities, our obligations, our trust. May we go with God’s Belssing, Walk with God’s Light, Serve with God’s Love, Travel with God’s Armor, and Depart with God’s Peace. Have a safe journey down the pathway of your life. Until we meet again. Amen


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Cornerstone Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, Great Architect of the Universe, we pray that You will be with us today as we lay the corner stone for this new building. A building made with human hands for Your service and to serve mankind. May it remind each of us of the growth of our own building, the human body, mind, and spirit. As this building will be open to the citizens of this community, so too should our bodies be open to the service of God by serving this community. As we plum this building, so also should we walk uprightly in our life each day. As we level this building, so also should we walk together with all mankind. As we square this building, so also should equality guide our actions with one another. May this building, with it’s corner stone, be a tribute to those who will build it, a joy to those who will use it, and a reminder to give You thanks for who we are and all that we have. We have the ability to build buildings. You have the love to build lives. May the strength and beauty of this building and the people within, mirror that of this community. As Masons we serve You, O God, by serving mankind. Together, may we walk into the future, trusting in You, to walk with us. Together, we pray in Your name. Amen. Fraternally Submitted, Gail S. Turner, PGM, Chariman

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC MEMORIAL To the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M. Brethren: The semi-annual meeting of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association held in Alexandria, Virginia August 21-22, 2015 was the most informative and engaging of the five meetings I have attended since being appointed and elected in 2013 to represent Missouri Masons on this prestigious board that honors George Washington, “the Man, the Mason and Father of our Country”. It was announced at our meeting that the National Park Service had just selected four sites across the country to be added to the list of historical landmarks and that one of the four was the George Washington Masonic National Memorial located in Alexandra, Virginia! To Master Mason’s this was already our one and only National “Masonic” Historical Site shared by all 50 State Masonic Jurisdictions plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, but now this designation by the National Park Service recognizes the GWMNM for the “exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United Sates”. By being added to the United States government’s official list of National Historic Landmarks and the National Register of Historic Places, we are afforded exclusive status, reserved only for buildings and sites that possess extraordinary significance to our nation’s history. This designation by the National Park Service recognizes “the significance of the Memorial as the only major unified, fully national initiative of the Freemasons and among the boldest attempts by a private organization to memorialize George


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Washington”. We need to bear in mind that this designation does not mean that the Federal government will become involved in the support of the Memorial, but should serve as reminder that this Memorial conceived, funded, built, and maintained by the Freemasons of the United States in admiration of George Washington remains a common cause that deserves our continued preservation and support. The semi-annual Board Meetings of the Memorial span a full two day agenda where we review the following: By-Laws; Organizational Chart; Financial Support Programs; Outreach Programs; Financial Reports; Policy Governance Guidelines; and Reports from the Executive Director, Director of Collections, and Director of Communications. Extensive time is given to strategic planning and discussion on how the GWMNM can improve its identity and support (life line) from the Grand Lodges. It was agreed among the Board Members to make a commitment to represent the Memorial at the various Masonic Conferences across the country, promoting the mission and presenting educational materials regarding the Outreach Programs that are sponsored by the Memorial for all Grand Lodge Jurisdictions. Board Members are also asked to make representations regarding the Memorial to their Grand Lodges at annual communications. A revised 12 minute DVD of the Memorial is now available that reminds us of the value in seeing how the legacy of George Washington as depicted by the Memorial can inspire us as Masons and positively impact our Fraternity. In the words of the Memorial’s Executive Director “This presentation reminds us of why the generosity and the hard work of the Freemasons of the United States made The George Washington Masonic National Memorial a reality. What began as a dream and a desire to emulate and perpetuate the virtues, character and vision of the greatest American, the Father of our Country, George Washington in enduring stone resulted in this magnificent Memorial”. While we have much to be proud of with the Memorial, nearly 80 years of exposure to ever changing weather conditions mandates that we make significant improvements to its infrastructure in order to preserve the significance of our national landmark. Since 2008 the Memorial Board has authorized more than 4.2 million in capital improvements. There are preliminary estimates that another 10 million will be needed to satisfy remaining issues. It is our shared responsibility to make this happen. Missouri Freemasons give annually to the Memorial 25 cents per member and $5.00 per new petition for membership as part of their per capita to the Grand Lodge. 26 states have now increased their giving to $1 per member. A few states have increased the donation per new member past the $5.00 mark. Several additional states now have legislation pending to increase their per capita giving to the Memorial. I hope Missouri will be one of those states who will soon give serious consideration to increasing our level of giving to this national symbol of what Freemasonry stands for and promotes. The special ingredient to realize our shared ownership of this magnificent memorial is to visit it in person and take the guided tour. Once you do, I feel confident you too will realize that our Memorial represents the heart and soul of Freemasonry nationally. Respectfully submitted, Gail Turner PGM 2010-2011


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES EDITOR’S NOTE: No written Report from the Committee was received. However, as stated in the Grand Master’s Address, a request was made by Grand Master Haywood for a recommendation concerning the restoration status of Randy Berger due to uncertainities contained within the Committee’s Report contained within the 2014 Proceedings. The Committee’s recommendation was that the restoration should be made effective. After consideration, Grand Master Haywood accepted the recommendation and requested the acceptance of the Address of the Grand Master also serve to approve the recommendation. Pursuant to Section 32.070 of the By-Laws, approval of the Address approves the issuance to Randy Berger of a a dimit without privileges from the Grand Lodge office permitting him to petition any subordinate lodge of his choice for reinstatement. If the petition is approved by the lodge, he would then be reinstated to full membership.

REPORT OF THE GRAND SECRETARY To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren: I would like to start my first report as your Grand Secretary by thanking all of the Brothers who have contacted me and offered their support. I would especially like to thank the Past Grand Masters who have contacted me and offered their assistance. I am pleased to have been contacted by almost all of the Past Grand Masters. The past few months have been, and continue to be, a learning experience for me. Since being appointed as your Grand Secretary I have worked to bring the Grand Lodge Office in compliance with the recommendations of the independent auditors, the Committee on Ways and Means, and to reduce the expenses of the Grand Lodge Office. We are currently working on taking inventory of the property and assets of the Grand Lodge. This includes both the items we have to sell and the actual equipment and other donated items the Grand Lodge owns. I have been unable to find any record of when or if an inventory was last taken. The new membership database has been installed I would like to thank the Secretaries for being patient with the changeover. The transfer of data from the old to the new database took longer than we had planned. The new database is set up to make sure all of the information in a member’s record matches. The old database did not have these capabilities. As an example, when we first transferred the membership to the new data base it rejected over 5000 members because they were listed as Master Mason in one area of the record and still listed as an Entered Apprentice in another area. The biggest advantage of the new database is for the first time in years the Grand Lodge has an accurate count of total number of members. Our current membership count as of the date of preparing this Report is 37,784 Master Masons, plus 1,363 plural members for a total membership of 39,147. I am working to reduce costs in the office. I recently cancelled our cell phone contract. We were paying $285 per month. The new contract will be under $100. The old contract covered 5 phones. The new contract only has


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1 phone. Three of the phones on the old contract were costing $29 per month each and were only used at Grand Lodge to process credit cards. These phones will be replaced by 2 credit card machines at a total cost of $150 for the Grand Lodge session. At the recommendation of the Technology Committee, and with the approval of the Grand Master, a new server was purchased at a cost of less than a $1000. We have also changed our internet provider. In the past we were totally on Wi-Fi. Anytime a storm occurred in the area we lost our internet connection and were unable to access the database. The Grand Lodge Office currently is reviewing all its contracts. We have multiple lease contracts for multiple printers and copiers. We currently have a contract for a postage machine that is costing in excess of $800 per month for just the use of the machine, not counting postage. I would also like to report that the Grand Lodge Office Staff have been extremely helpful and have gone above and beyond to assist with the current transition. My special thanks to Right Worshipful Brother Keith Neese for all the work he has done and for his continuing advice. Area Meetings This year, area meetings for lodge secretaries were held in eight locations in the state. The meetings were scheduled before I took office and I chose not to change the dates since they had been published far in advance. I conducted my first meeting on my second day as Grand Secretary. I am pleased to report that the majority of the meetings were well attended and I feel I was well received. I was able to meet the Secretaries and talk about the Grand Lodge office operations and the new database. I also was asked many excellent questions, which if I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to give a firm answer at the time, I hope I have since been able to do so. I sincerely thank all of the lodge secretaries for their support and attendance. Grand Secretary Area Meetings were held as follows: SITES

DATES

Scottish Rite Temple, St. Joseph

Tues., May 5 2015

7 PM

East Gate Lodge No. 630, Kansas City

Wed., May 6 2015

7 PM

Harold O Grauel Lodge No. 672, Cape Girardeau

Tues., May 12, 2015

7 PM

Leadwood Lodge No. 598, Leadwood

Wed., May 13 2015

7 PM

Fenton Lodge No. 281, Fenton

Thurs., May 14 2015

7 PM

Masonic York Rite Temple, Springfield (United No. 5)

Thurs., May 21 2015

7 PM

Marceline Lodge No. 481, Marceline

Tues., May 26 2015

7 PM

Masonic Complex, Columbia

Sat., May 30 2015

9 AM

Respectfully submitted, Dale M. Bryan Grand Secretary

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CORNERSTONES AND DEDICATIONS Grand Master Haywood authorized the following cornerstone and dedication ceremonies during the 2014-2015 year. March 11, 2015 – Grand Lodge Ceremony of Laying the Cornerstone for BTC Bank in Carrollton, MO. March 28, 2015 – Grand Lodge Ceremony of Laying the Cornerstone for Leadwood Middle School in Park Hills, MO. May 2, 2015 – Grand Lodge Ceremony of Laying the Cornerstone for Howard Brown Public Safety Building in Blue Springs, MO. June 6, 2015 – Grand Lodge Ceremony of Dedication for Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 July 3, 2015 - Grand Lodge Ceremony of Re-Dedication for the Capital Cornerstone July 18, 2015 – Grand Lodge Ceremony of Re-Dedication for Marceline Lodge No. 481. August 15, 2015 – Grand Lodge Ceremony of Laying the Cornerstone for the High School Gymnasium Addition August 26, 2015 – Grand Lodge Ceremony of Laying the Cornerstone for the Houston High School Expansion

CONSENTS AND PERMISSIONS Grand Master Haywood granted the following permissions during the 2014-2015 year. Date 27-Sep 11-Oct 22-Nov 10-Jan 21-Mar 28-Mar 25-Apr 18-May 11-Jul 19-Sep

Lodge Hosting & Location Barry Daylight Lodge No. 17/Kansas City Noble Lodge No. 684/St. Louis Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422/Springfield St. Louis Missouri Lodge No. 1/Creve Coeur Summit Lodge No. 263/Lee’s Summit Meridian Lodge No. 2/St. Louis Jefferson Lodge No. 43/Jefferson City Mt. Moriah Masonic Mausoleum/Kansas City Grand Lodge of Kansas Lenexa Lodge No. 135 (Kansas) George Washington Lodge No. 9/St. Louis Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209/Poplar Bluff


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GRAND REPRESENTATIVES Grand Master Haywood made no Grand Representative recommendations during this Masonic year.

DISPENSATIONS October 11, 2014 to Aaron Dixon, Worshipful Master, Union No. 593 to move their regular stated communication from Friday, October 10, 2014 to Saturday, October 11, 2014. October 21, 2014 to Troy Galloway, Worshipful Master, Bonhomme No. 45 to move their regular stated communication to Fenton Masonic Temple. October 25, 2014 to Ronald A. Wood, Worshipful Master, Hermon No. 187 to hold a special communication for the purpose of degree work November 20, 2014 to Charles Kelsey, Worshipful Master, Hermann No. 123 to move their regular stated communication from Thursday, November 27, 2014 to Thursday, November 20, 2014 to avoid a conflict with the holiday. November 21, 2014 to Lester W. Prewitt, Worshipful Master, Milton No. 151 to hold a special communication for the purpose of degree work. December 2, 2014 to E. Allen Kohler, Worshipful Master, Huntsville No. 30 to move their regular stated communication to Cairo. December 18, 2014 to Charles Kelsey, Worshipful Master, Hermann No. 123 to move their regular stated communication from Thursday, December 25, 2014 to Thursday, December 18, 2014 to avoid a conflict with the holiday. January 15, 2015 to James Dunwoodie, Worshipful Master, Ray No. 223 to move their regular stated meeting time to 7:00 pm for the purpose of degree work. February 19, 2015 to Marvin E. Witt, Worshipful Master, Stockton No. 283 to move their regular stated meeting location to Hermon Lodge No. 187 at 132 S. Main, Liberal, MO 64762, to assist in degree work. February 21, 2015 to Kaleb L. Forkner, Worshipful Master, Webb City No. 512 to host their 100th George Washington Celebration. March 9, 2015 to Thomas E. Sams, Worshipful Master, Conway No. 528 to move their meeting time and location to Laclede Lodge No. 83 for a period of 6 months due to building instability. March 19, 2015 to Michael C. Gmoser, Worshipful Master, Craftsmen No. 717 to perform degree work with regard to the candidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s physical limitations. April 2, 2015 to Derek K. Koleas, Worshipful Master, Bridgeton No. 80 to move their regular stated meeting location from Overland-Occidental at 10770 Page Blvd., Overland, MO 63132 to their new permanent location at 414 South Church St., St. Peters, MO 63376 as revised in their by-laws. April 6, 2015 to Howard Huff, Worshipful Master, Daylight No. 678 to move their regular stated meeting location to Gate of the Temple, 1700 Boonville St., Springfield, MO 65803 for the period of four months. April 16, 2015 to Andrew A. Hume, Worshipful Master, St. Francisville No. 588 to move their regular stated meeting from Thursday,


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April 2, 2015 to Thursday, April 16, 2015 to avoid a holiday conflict. April 28, 2015 to Randy Marti, Worshipful Master, Lamar No. 292 to move their regular stated meeting location to Washington Lodge No. 87. May 9, 2015 to Michael Moeller, Worshipful Master, Richland No. 385 to hold a Special Communication for the purpose of an Outdoor Third Degree. May 18, 2015 to Charles Wyatt, Worshipful Master, Index No. 54 to move their regular stated meeting to avoid holiday conflict. May 21, 2015 to James Snodgrass, Worshipful Master, Jasper No. 398 to move their regular stated meeting location to Herman Lodge No. 187. May 23, 2015 to Jack L. Mc Clure, Worshipful Master, Weston No. 53 to hold their Annual Outdoor Third Degree at Stephen Folck Farm, 19515 Hwy 371, Platte City, MO 64079. May 26, 2015 to James L. Lowman, Worshipful Master, Kansas City No. 220, to perform degree work with regard to the candidate’s physical limitations. May 28, 2015 to Lester W. Prewitt, Worshipful Master, Milton No. 151 to hold a special communication for the purpose of degree work. June 6, 2015 to Brain D. Paglusch, Worshipful Master, Spirit of St. Louis No. 27 to move their regular stated meeting from June 3, 2015 for the purpose of holding a daylight lodge to accommodate older brothers. June 11, 2015 to Benjamin S. Fundaburg, Worshipful Master, Knob Noster No. 245 to move their regular stated meeting to participate in the town’s 150th Anniversary Celebration. June 13, 2015 to Sean E. Farrel, Worshipful Master, St. Louis Missouri No. 1 to hold their annual Lodge of the Solstice event. June 15, 2015 to Robert E. Grubb, Worshipful Master, Appleton City No. 412 to perform degree work with regard to the candidate’s physical limitations. June 18, 2015 to Patrick L. Robinson, Worshipful Master, Jefferson No. 43 to host a Table Lodge open to Ladies and guests. June 20, 2015 to Carl S. Manche, Worshipful Master, Perryville No. 670 to hold and outdoor degree work at the John Plunkett Farm. June 22, 2015 to James M. Nolker, Worshipful Master, Bee Hive No. 393 to perform degree work with regard to the candidate’s physical limitations. June 25, 2015 to Donald H. Vandegriffe, Worshipful Master, St. James 230 to hold a Special Communication for the purpose of degree work. June 26, 2015 to John V. Tsangaris, Worshipful Master, Fellowship No. 345 to host a Table Lodge. July 20, 2015 to Robert E. Grubb, Worshipful Master, Appleton City No. 412 to perform degree work with regard to the candidate’s physical limitations. July 22, 2015 to Timothy E. Shrout, Worshipful Master, Wallace No. 456 to move their regular stated meeting from July 23, 2015. July 26, 2015 to Karl V. Green, Worshipful Master, Mechanicsville No. 360 to hold an open Installation of Officers on Sunday.


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GRAND MASTER’S EDICTS Grand Master Haywood issued no Edicts during this Masonic year.

GRAND MASTER’S DECISIONS Grand Master Haywood issued two Decisions this year, copies of which follow.

REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER


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THE GRAND TREASURER REPORT OF

To: The Grand Lodge A. F. and A. M. of the State of Missouri: The Grand Treasurer oversees the Investments of the Grand Lodge. 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 investments, and in 2014 the policy was up-dated. On June 30, 2015 they were as follows:

Maturity

Interest Rate

SECURITIES

General Fund

Par Value

Purchase Price

Market Value June 30, 2015

Aqr Diversified Arbitrage: 1.94%

981.71

10,697.53

9,954.55

8.98%

1,300.00

9,765.49

13,897.00

4.15%

8,446.55

75,160.54

74,414.06

4.17%

1,069.69

10,019.98

9,948.12

6.18%

1,585.09

16,151.50

15,628.98

5.31%

25,000.00

25,699.61

26,473.00

2.76%

3,467.80

36,465.38

34,816.74

0.85%

200.00

22,593.40

22,410.00

Cohen & Steers Quality Income:

Eaton Vance Floating Rate Income:

Eaton Vance Global Macro:

Federated High Yield Bond Fund:

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. DTD: January 15, 2017 Goldman Sachs Strategic Income:

Ishares Tips Bond EFT:

Jefferson Co Financial Corp: December 1, 2019

4.65%

25,000.00

25,650.08

27,666.25

Lewis Co Washington Pub: December 1, 2019

4.03%

25,000.00

25,966.19

26,820.50

8,622.11

8,458.88

MFS Emerging Markets Debt CL: 4.70% Oxford MI Community Credit:

582.97


December 1, 2019

4.03%

25,000.00

25,966.19

26,820.50

MFS Emerging Markets Debt CL:

2015

GRAND LODGE 4.70% OF MISSOURI 582.97 8,622.11

149 8,458.88

Oxford MI Community Credit: May 1, 2018

4.50%

25,000.00

25,069.22

26,943.25

5.69%

1,083.43

10,495.88

9,729.22

4.12%

25,000.00

26,299.00

26,244.75

Pimco All Asset:

Pima Co Arizona Uni School Dist: July 1, 2017 Templeton Global Bond Fund: 3.21%

692.88

9,270.72

8,460.05

6.99%

500.00

20,647.36

18,455.00

1.48%

595.71

9,504.26

9,346.74

5.69%

2,483.44

15,000.00

14,677.15

3.17%

3,521.04

35,104.72

34,294.88

3,922.20

3,725.40

10,455.75

10,330.16

144,005.48

151,942.25

10,738.92 $ 587,305.32

10,738.92

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure:

Tortoise/Nuance MLP & Pipeline:

Vanguard High Yield Corp:

Vanguard Interm Term Investment:

Ventas Inc. REIT: 5.09%

60.00

2.79%

529.75

Voya Global:

Equities: Stocks in thirteen funds - 3,355 shares Cash Equivalent: Goldman Sachs Prime Obligation

Â

.04% current yield

Respectfully Submitted Respectfully Submitted

Nicholas R. Cichielo

Nicholas R. Cichielo GrandGrand TreasurerTreasurer

$ 595,375.85

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS EDITOR’S NOTE: At the direction of the Grand Master and Grand Lodge Officers, the following Report and appendices were provided, for the first time in several years, to the Brethren upon registration at the Annual Communication so that they might have sufficient opportunity to review the information prior to the opening of Grand Lodge on Monday morning. To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren: Your Committee on Ways and Means, of necessity, met more times and has been more active this year than it has in many years. Our duty under the ByLaws is to “examine all matters affecting the finances of the Grand Lodge” and evaluate compliance with bylaws enacted to safeguard the assets of the craft. As the financial oversight arm of the Grand Lodge we are required to “budget the entire expense of the Grand Lodge” and “no appropriation can be made without reference to the committee”. The Brethren might note that this Committee’s Report for the past several years was merely a few paragraphs long, lacked detail, and varied little each year. Moreover, copies of the Auditor’s Report and Budgets inexplicably were not included in the Committee’s Reports nor otherwise provided to the membership in the Report Book before the Annual Communication convened. This year, such is not the case. The auditor’s Report dated April 7, 2015 and Grand Lodge finanancial statements for the year ended October 31, 2014, along with the 2014-2015 Budget, have been made part of this Committee’s Report. Immediately upon taking office Most Worshipful Brother David W. Haywood directed the Grand Secretary to hire Williams-Keepers as our new independent audit firm. Most Worshipful Brother David L. Ramsey first had requested a new audit firm during his term but was informed that the Grand Secretary unilaterally had just renewed the contract with the then-existing firm, GerdingChitwood, the same firm that had been conducting the audit since the 1990s. Section 2.010(n) places the responsibility of auditing accounts on the Grand Master. After that firm presented its audit findings to the Committee one year later in March 2014 and was unable to adequately answer questions posed by the Committee, Most Worshipful Brother Jon B. Broyles demanded that a new audit firm be engaged for the ensuing year. Unlike the reports of the previous audit firm, the new audit firm’s confidential Management Recommendations Letter listed several “significant deficiencies” in the Grand Lodge office’s financial operations and record keeping practices. These deficiencies are addressed in this Committee’s Report. With the guidance and assistance of our new independent auditors, the Committee also undertook an in-depth investigation of the Grand Lodge office’s financial operations and Grand Lodge transactions with its four affiliated nonprofit charitable corporations. This investigation revealed numerous instances of non-compliance with the By-Laws, a lack of structural checks and balances in the management of funds and expenditures, inadequate record


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keeping, questionable transactions between the Grand Lodge and its nonprofit affiliates, and ambiguity in the By-Laws as to who could commit the Grand Lodge to high cost, long term contracts. Examples include: •

Computer equipment costing in excess of $25,000 was purchased in late September 2014 by the Grand Lodge office without the knowledge of the outgoing or incoming Grand Master and in contravention of Grand Master Haywood’s order to first consult with the Technology Committee and take competitive bids. At a meeting in early October 2014 with Grand Master David Haywood, Deputy Grand Master Brent Stewart, and Junior Grand Deacon Stanton Brown II, the Grand Secretary presented the equipment as a proposal only, not disclosing that the equipment already had been purchased. When the Grand Master subsequently discovered the purchase the Grand Secretary would not or could not provide copies of the invoices. The invoices subsequently were obtained directly from the vendor after payment had been made. This equipment purchased was determined to be far more than required to run the new software and database system and otherwise meet the needs of the Grand Lodge office, but the vendor would not accept its return. A loss of $26,579 is reflected in the year ended October 31, 2014 financial statement and audit Report. Fortunately, the equipment was subsequently sold and some software is being used resulting in a 60% recovery of cost. This adjustment to the books will appear in the year ended October 31, 2015 financial statement.

Our review revealed that for many years expenses in the operating budgets prepared by the Grand Lodge office have been set so high without reference to prior-year actual expenses, and not properly reviewed and adjusted throughout the budget year, that the budgetary controls and oversight by this Committee as mandated by the ByLaws were rendered virtually meaningless. Preparation and review of current-year and proposed subsequent-year budgets routinely were not conducted within the timeframes specified in the By-Laws. This has been corrected for 2014-2015 and on a going forward basis.

During the most recent audit year 2013-2014, expenses exceeded budgeted amounts in excess of 10% in five cases with no evidence of the prior authorization required by the By-Laws. In prior years this Committee in essence was required to retroactively amend the budget after such overages occurred. The By-Laws give this Committee no such authority. This year the Committee made no retroactive adjustments and insisted that all adjustments be made and documented in a manner consistent with the By-Laws.

By-Laws limiting the cash that may be expended upon only the signature of the Grand Secretary were not followed in that the cash limit of $40,000 in the Imprest Account was routinely exceeded. Checks also were drawn on other accounts without the required dual signatures. This now has been remedied.

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Grand Secretary significantly increased office staff salaries (including a 16% raise for the Office Manager in 2015 and over 6% in 2014) without consultation with or even notification to the Grand Master, top officers, and Chairman of this Committee, as required by the By-Laws. Until most recently, no job descriptions or performance expectations existed for Grand Lodge employees and raises were given without regular written performance evaluations. •

Management of the Grand Lodge office refused repeated requests by the insurance carrier to review employee health insurance plans in light of the requirements of the new Affordable Health Care Act (“ObamaCare”) and attempted to unilaterally renew a plan with zero deductible and with premiums paid entirely by the Grand Lodge costing in excess of $95,000 annually until discovered and overridden by order of the Grand Master. The Grand Lodge office employees now have a more reasonable, but still generous, health insurance plan that is in line with those currently offered by other employers. Employee health insurance premiums for 2013-2014 were reduced to $60,000.

A 401(k) retirement plan was established on December 31, 2002 by the Grand Secretary for Grand Lodge office employees (including the Grand Secretary). This occurred within 3 months after members of Grand Lodge voted to eliminate retirement plans (except for the existing obligation to a former Grand Lecturer) to protect the financial stability of the Grand Lodge. No records were found authorizing the Grand Secretary to establish this retirement plan. On June 2, 2009, the Grand Secretary certified that a resolution was passed to amend the plan in its entirety. No such resolution was found.

A review of the expenses for the automobile insurance policy for the Grand Secretary’s vehicle revealed that the Grand Lodge was not insured for liability, only the Grand Secretary and his spouse. The Grand Lodge is now the named insured on the policy.

The monthly financial statements presented to the Committee by the Grand Lodge office excluded certain non-budgeted transactions and did not provide adequate general ledger or check payment or deposit information, thereby precluding proper review and oversight of monthly financial activities.

Recorded Minutes of Officer and committee meetings were either not found or not consistently prepared in a manner to constitute an official record of transaction authorization.

The accounts receivable balance of nearly $81,000 could not be reconciled. A complete listing of receivables has been requested.

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safeguarding of assets. The Committee has requested an inventory be regularly taken and records maintained. •

The auditor found that no consistent inventory of merchandise held for sale was taking place and found no evidence of an actual inventory at year ended October 31, 2014. The Committee has requested this be remedied.

Various financial transactions between the Grand Lodge and its charitable affiliates were not adequately documented and regularly reviewed for reasonableness and for compliance with federal and state tax laws. This is being remedied.

A significant number of the subordinate lodges and temple associations have had their tax exempt status revoked by the IRS. If not remedied, this could result in serious consequences not only for the subordinate lodges and temple associations themselves, but also potentially for the Grand Lodge and its charitable affiliates.

The auditors found ambiguity in the By-Laws as to who had the clear authority to bind the Grand Lodge on high dollar or long term contracts and prior review of same, such as the purchase of copiers and equipment/system maintenance agreements. The auditor and the Committee notes that legislation has been proposed that is designed to address this issue.

Additional management oversight problems with financial consequences also were discovered such as, but not limited to: failing to respond to registration documents sent by the Missouri Secretary of State; failure to deposit checks in a timely manner; use by the OES of Grand Lodge supplies, telephone/internet system, postage machine and other equipment without reimbursement; charging Masonic bodies a “donation fee” on behalf of the Lodge of Research for use of facilities not controlled by the Grand Lodge; charging lodges for member history searches; arbitrarily waiving per capita fees owed the Grand Lodge; refusing to allow lodges to suspend members for non-payment of dues; payment of expense account reimbursement requests without proper review; mis-managed travel arrangements; and lack of a cost control system in ordering supplies. These problems now are being addressed.

On a more positive note, the Committee is pleased to report that the Grand Lodge finally, after many years, has been restored to its proper IRS tax status as a 501(c)(10) tax exempt organization. The committee met on November 15, 2014 to approve the tentative budget for 2014-2015. The committee met on April 11, 2015 after the audit was received to adjust the 2014-2015 budget consistent with the By-Laws. The committee forwarded a lengthy letter of recommendations to the Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master on August 1, 2015 a copy of which is attached hereto. Procedures to ensure compliance with By-Law controls on cash and


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budgets are now in place. The Committee wishes to express its sincere thanks to Most Worshipful Brother Haywood, all the Advancing Line Officers, and Right Worshipful Brothers Cichielo, Neese, and Bryan for their full cooperation and assistance during this difficult year. Fraternally submitted, Robert D. Couldry, Chairman G. Sam Montgomery Richard L. Smith

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GRAND LODGE BUDGET 2014-2015 GRAND LODGE BUDGET       Salary-Grand Secretary Grand Secretary Severance Pkg Retirement Expenses (STB) Retirement Expenses-Office Staff Endowed Membership Expenses Masonic Service Association Per Capita MSA Masonic Relief GM Discretionary Fund Payroll Fees Youth Per Capita Voluntary Youth Contributions Masonic Home Per Capita Masonic Scholarship Fund of MO George Washington Masonic Memorial Assoc. Masonic Home EA Children’s Foundation @ $2 p/ member Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges The Freemason Magazine

                                           

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ACCOUNT   100 101 130 131 135 140 145 150 160 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 180

200 205 210 220 225 230 240 245 250 260 270 275 280 285

BY REQUISITION OF GRAND MASTER Expenses-Grand Master Expenses-Lecturers Expenses-Grand Treasurer Expenses-Grand Lodge Officers and Committee Conference of Grand Lodge Officers Expenses-Deputy Grand Master Family Weekend Special Events District Deputy Expenses Conf of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries Audit Grand Master’s Contingency Fund Expenses of Grand Lodge Session Training - DDGM

FINAL BUDGET 2014-2015 $78,499.00 $93,508.61 $2,150.00 $14,000.00 $38,500.00 $2,500.00 $10,000.00 $9,000.00 $800.00 $58,147.00 $0.00 $78,000.00 $8,900.00 $10,500.00 $10,500.00 $68,000.00 $300.00 $77,000.00 $560,304.61

    $20,000.00 $11,000.00 $0.00 $19,000.00 $10,000.00 $2,500.00 $21,000.00 $0.00 $6,000.00 $20,000.00 $17,000.00 $11,500.00 $70,000.00 $2,000.00


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Capital Improvement Account PROPOSED BUDGET 2014-2015   BY REQUISITION OF GRAND SECRETARY Salaries-Grand Lodge Office Staff GL Office Staff Severance Pkg Employee Tax Expense Insurance - Liability Health Insurance Operation of Grand Lodge Office PayPal Fees Credit Card Fees Printing, Postage, Stationery Telephone Office Equipment Office Supplies Technical Maintenance & Support Incidental Office Expense Employee Professional Development Depreciation Gain (Loss) on Disposal Incidental & Travel Expense Grand Secretary Grand Secretary Relocation Grand Master’s Regalia Grand Lodge Regalia Fifty-Year Buttons Printing Proceedings Inventory Expenses Printing of Dues Cards

                                                     

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$39,800.00

$200,000.00 $20,267.00 $20,000.00 $98,000.00 $64,500.00 $300.00 $400.00 $30,000.00 $10,000.00 $60,000.00 $7,500.00 $20,000.00 $8,500.00 $2,000.00     $8,000.00 $3,000.00 $8,500.00 $1,000.00 $0.00 $13,500.00 $26,000.00 $2,300.00 $603,767.00      

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$2,000.00 $2,000.00 $1,000.00 $2,000.00 $38,000.00 $50,000.00 $3,000.00 $2,500.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $1,500.00

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ANTICIPATED REVENUES 2014-2015 Dues Samuel Smith Stewart Trust Reimbursement General Interest Income Restricted Interest Income Income Transfers Endowed Membership Interest Endowed Membership Sales Masonic Home Reimbursement Membership Licensing Postage on Inventory Sales Lodge of Research Reimbursement Other Income Prior Year Reimbursements Endowment Grand Lodge Contributions Special Events DDGM-DDGL Income Relief-Charity-Disaster Disaster & Relief Masonic Scholarship Fund Masonic Children’s Foundation Per Capita George Washington Memorial Fund Masonic Home Per Capita Voluntary Youth Contributions Voluntary Contributions Dues Card Income Insurance Reimbursement

                                                   

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$440,000.00 $30,000.00 $40,000.00 $38,000.00 $0.00 $77,000.00 $64,000.00 $44,000.00 $250,000.00 $2,500.00 $3,000.00 $18,000.00 $3,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7,500.00 $5,000.00 $0.00 $8,900.00 $68,000.00 $10,500.00 $78,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $6,500.00 $79,000.00


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$30,000.00 $40,000.00 $58,147.00 $55,000.00 $10,500.00 $0.00

TOTAL

TOTAL REVENUE

$1,466,547.00

TOTAL EXPENSES

$1,545,471.61

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON INVESTMENTS To the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M. Brethren: The Investment committee of Grand Lodge was held in Columbia Missouri on Saturday April, 11, 2015, at 1:11 PM. Members in attendance: Nicholas R. Cichielo, Grand Treasurer Chairman Keith Neese Acting Grand Secretary David Haywood, Grand Master Brent Stewart, Deputy Grand Master Richard Smith, Senior Grand Warden Ronald Jones, Junior Grand Warden Robert Couldry, Chairman Ways and Means Committee. The Grand Master invited others to attend the meeting. Chairman Nicholas Cichielo read the investment Committee Duties (section 3.060): The investment committee shall consist of the Grand Master, 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 reinvestments, 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, by telephone or email. 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. They were also informed that this report is also posted in the Grand Lodge Proceedings for 2014. Steven R. Jeffery Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager of Central Trust and Investments Company and David W. Stepanek Senior Vice President, gave an


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overview report of our investment portfolio. Our investments are being followed by the Policy Statement revised April 28 2012. Our portfolio has vastly improved over last year and has shown growth. Each fund was explained in detail. All questions were answered in a satisfactory manner. David Stepanek and Steven Jeffery advised the committee that they were pleased with the working relationship between Grand Lodge and Central Trust. Each in attendance was given full detailed reports. There was a review of all of our investments and questions were answered in a satisfactory manor Nicholas Cichielo reported that we do meet with the bank on a regular basis and review our account in detail. Steven Jeffrey and Davis Stepanek mentioned that the last revision made to our policy statement has helped improve our investments. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. The meeting was closed at 1:36 pm. Respectfully Submitted,

Nicholas R. Cichielo, Grand Treasurer

REPORT OF THE MASONIC CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION, INC. To the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M. Brethren: The Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation is a non-for-profit 501c(3) qualified subsidiary of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, which is governed by a four member Board of Directors who serve by virtue of their appointments as Grand Lodge advancing line officers. The sitting Junior Grand Deacon serves as president of the board and I have been honored to serve in that capacity during the 2014-2015 Grand Lodge year. I submit the following report of activities and accomplishments for the last year. This has been an exciting year for your Children’s Foundation Charity. As was reported last year (2014), we held, for the first time, a MOCHIP event at Girls State on the campus of University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and issued 332 packets to parents of the girls that had signed up and been identified through our comprehensive ID program. We felt that this was a huge step in getting girls in the most vulnerable ages to accept being identified, so we decided that we would make that event a major project for us. On September 20, 2014, WB Brad Fowler, coordinator of team #6, and I traveled to south Missouri to attend the planning meeting for the next Girls State event (2015) with the heads of the various sections of Girls State. During that meeting, we discussed better ways of managing our time, the location of the event and various options for support from Girls State. We all agreed that the event was a huge step in protecting our youth and so logistics were set in motion to make this an even better event than the previous year. Also during that meeting, the idea


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of having the girls who were assigned to be “State Highway Patrol” troopers at Girls State was born and we utilized those girls to help keep the lines moving, assist with finger printing and with the bite wafer station. The event was held June 21 through June 27, 2015. With the excellent coordination and cooperation between Brad Fowler and his team #6 and the Girls State management and staff, we successfully processed 466 girls during that time frame. That represented a 34% increase from the previous year. I want to personally thank Brad and his team…the same ones who can always be found supporting our MOCHIP program on team #6. I also want to thank Corinthian Lodge for stepping up and helping with the event. They made the event run smoother. Your Children’s Foundation Board has been busy this year. We had several subjects that needed to be addressed throughout the year. We recognized that the original computer program was written to be run with Windows XP. As you know, that version is no longer supported by Windows and as we replace older laptops, it was sometimes a trick to get the program to run on the new ones. We have engaged a programmer to write the program to accommodate the newer windows versions and also to improve the efficiency of the programs. Once this program is in place, we will be able to enter multiple members of the same family without having to enter every line again. We will also be able to continue to use our current versions of the digital finger print equipment without modification. We received the resignation of our Secretary, RWB Ron Miller in March, 2015. After some discussion it was decided that for consolidation of records and corporate continuity sake, we would offer the position to RWB Dale Bryan. He has accepted to fill that position and we thank him. We also want to thank RWB Ronald Miller for his many years of service to the Masonic Children’s Foundation. We reviewed and are in the process of renewing the contract with the Grand Lodge of Missouri for services provided throughout the year. With the advancements in technology and the improved efficiencies, it was determined that less time was being spent by the Grand Lodge office staff to support the Children’s Foundation and its flagship program, MOCHIP, so adjustments are being made to more properly reflect the time and expense involved by the Grand Lodge staff and Grand Secretary. Data is being collected by the Grand Lodge office to more accurately evaluate the services provided on a going forward basis. RWB Nick Cichielo has informed us that he feels like it is the right time for him to back away somewhat from the assigned duties of State Coordinator of the MOCHIP program. The board and Nick and Lori have been in discussions about how the transition should be made and who might be the right person to fill that job. Lori has indicated that she loves her job and wants to stay on as the administrative coordinator and will continue to be the point of contact for scheduling events and for issuing press releases for MOCHIP and also for the Grand Lodge and individual lodges if requested. RWB Nick will still be an integral part of the MOCHIP team and will be utilizing his time to work on helping the new State Coordinator develop new sources of funding. While every one of our regional coordinators would do a wonderful job of filling the job of State Coordinator, we felt that after considering the time involved and locations and availability the right person for the job is WB Brad Fowler. He has indicated that he would like to perform those duties and we know he will bring excitement and enthusiasm to the job. Although he may not be a well-known name statewide, he has traveled extensively throughout the western part of the state doing MOCHIP presentations at individual lodges and “covering” in other


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regions when teams are needed for an event. To try to recount all of the historic milestones accomplished in our short 10 year existence would be tedious and time consuming. Many of you know the history and the dedication of past board members and volunteers. There are some updated statistics, updates on the status of our webpage and well deserved thanks that need to be included and acknowledged. The important number is 10; in two different ways. First, that is the number of children that have been returned to their families as a result of utilizing the information we gather and provide the parent and that was subsequently sent out on the Amber Alert System or the local authorities. Second, that is the age of our MOCHIP program. This year is our 10th anniversary and to honor and commemorate this milestone, we have struck a very handsome coin which is available for a small contribution of $10.00. We felt that this would be a good way to allow you to have a keepsake in honor of the occasion and also a way to add to our operating budget. Only a very small portion of the contribution will go to the operations budget, but every little bit helps. If you fill out a slip at the time you contribute, you will be entered into a drawing for one of two MOCHIP jackets that will have the 10 year banner/logo on the outside, to be given away at the Grand Lodge Session. As I write this, we have held 1,292 events since the inception of our MOCHIP program and have processed 218,003 children and young adults. We have 24 events scheduled between now and our Grand Lodge session. We are tracking a little behind our annual average, however much of that is due to weather. The events continue to be scheduled for just about every weekend and we anticipate that we should reach 225,000 by late September or early October. The support of our members and their families and friends to volunteer at our events is evident because we can document 21,168 volunteers in doing the 1,292 events. Our cost of materials used to provide this service still remains at approximately $3.30 for each child. This has remained fairly constant thanks to the efforts of Nick and Lori and also the frugal way our teams have utilized our supplies. Your MOCHIP program has heavily emphasized child safety and preventative measures into the already comprehensive MOCHIP ID program mix. This year we have introduced the Internet Safety Contracts that are available at every event to help children and their parents talk about risks and agree on the rights and responsibilities each party has to each other. It is an excellent tool to open dialog between child and parent. Our webpage has been updated to include links to Netsmartz and other online tools to assist parents in identifying risks and programs to protect their children. Technology is wonderful to those who have access to the internet and who can afford computers. We feel that we are losing a certain portion of our target market by only going “online” with all our preventative information. Because of financial cutbacks in both Masonichip and NCMEC, they have ceased ongoing support of the Take 25 program. Because of our dedication to the program and our belief that by having the information available to parents who attend our events, they have given us permission to utilize their forms and media information. We print and distribute the Take 25 brochures at all our MOCHIP events. We are still the “go to” child ID program for all prospective child ID programs throughout the country and we are allowed access to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children materials because of our outstanding program. Of course this program could not exist and continue to thrive without


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the support of you, the Brethren through the $2.00 assessment that was voted on by the membership. We thank you. The hard work and dedicated devotion of our 21,186 volunteers, the untiring dedication of our regional coordinators and their individual teams of technicians and organizers along with their families and friends are the heart and soul of our great charity. It takes both labor and finances to keep an organization going. The support of organizations such as the Order of the Eastern Star, the Odd Fellows, and Weherenberg Theatre group, Prince Hall F&AM, along with others lend support in financial ways. The Widows Sons has designated the MOCHIP program as their charity and provide both volunteers and money. Individual lodges give us support in both volunteers and donations and help us maintain and expand our services. To all of you, the board wishes to give you a hearty and sincere thanks for all you do not only the Masonic Children’s Foundation, but also fot the Masonic fraternity in general. The example you set by your actions and the support you give to our charities in your individual communities speaks volumes about who we are and does more PR good than anything we can put in print. We must of course recognize the contribution to the overall program of RWB Nick Cichielo and his partner in life and the MOCHIP program, Lori. Their dedication to our Fraternity and our Charity is obvious. Their ability to organize and plan and maintain our system has contributed to our success over the last 10 years and we could not have done what we have done without their expertise and hard work. Thank you Nick and Lori. Finally, I would like to thank each of the board members for this year. I consider it a privilege and an honor to have worked with each of these men. Their support and dedication to the Children’s Foundation has shown through in our meetings and discussions. Always ready to lend a hand and give advice and council has been a great gift to me this year. I thank each one of you. Your Masonic Children’s Foundation continues to fulfill its mandate and I know that it will continue to do so with the dedication and commitment from each of the board members and of course you. Respectfully and Fraternally submitted, Masonic Children’s Foundation Board of Directors Stanton T. Brown II, President Barry V. Cundiff, Vice President Ty G. Treutelaar, Member Richard W. Kaeser, Member


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MASONIC EDUCATION To the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri Brethren, The Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education for the year of 20142015 met on two occasions in November and December of 2014. One was held at the Masonic Home Building in Columbia, Missouri and one meeting was held telephonically as a conference call. The brethren who attended these meetings continued to be hard working, enthusiastic and visionary in the potential for what Masonic Education can accomplish for the Craft in advancing Missouri Masonry. It has been a pleasure to serve the Missouri Craft through this venue and the members of the committee are thankful to the Grand Lodge for this opportunity to be engaged in such an important endeavor. The Committee this year functioned as an oversight and support for the Mentoring Committee. It was our pleasure to work with the Mentoring Committee members operating under the direction of RWB Jeff Parrotte. That committee was able to produce and distribute the first edition of the Masonic Mentoring Program for the Grand Lodge of Missouri and the benefit of the Craft throughout the state. Further, we tip our hat to RWB Kevin Fuller in his efforts to improve the Masonic Achievement Award Program where lodges are honored for their Masonic activities that reflect an adherence to Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Please see his report for specifics of their accomplishments for the year. Additionally, the committee worked with brethren who were overseeing the transfer of information from the previous Grand Lodge website to the new format. This included the review of the materials that had previously been developed and loaded in the LAMP module of the website. The committee is poised to reinstitute this portion of the website once the new platform in fully operational and stable. As a continuation of the Masonic Minutes program the committee has published two one-page education modules on the Grand Lodge of Missouri website. Looking to the future, we are committed to continue providing subject matter for the Masonic Minutes. We look forward to the prospect of providing materials for on-line education as the new Grand Lodge website platform is introduced. We hereby submit this report and pray that all efforts to assist the Craft in their search for Greater Light will be empowered by the Almighty and His Blessings upon Masonry. Respectfully Submitted, David B. Brown â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chair Chris Harrelson William Kiphart II Matthew Ruth James Thayne Bobbie White


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MASONIC PUBLICATIONS The “Missouri Freemason” magazine was published two times this year under the direction of RW Steve Harrison, editor. They were Volume 60, numbers 1 and 2. He then resigned. The Publications Committee met and discussed the direction of the magazine, specifically the next issue, and generally with its future and in relation to all of Public Relations. We decided to have the 1st issue of each year in late fall to welcome the new Grand Master and put together a list of articles that we felt the membership would be of most interest. Bro Dennis Burkholder offered to spear head the upcoming issue and perhaps become the future editor. An intern from the University of Missouri-Columbia would assist in assembling the edition for $10/hour. The committee also discussed the use of Bro Burkholder to reactivate our Facebook, Twitter and U-tube accounts, and prepare a membership video for Missouri Masonry.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MASONIC YOUTH To the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M. Brethren: The Masonic Youth Committee assisted the Grand Master in his selection of the recipients of the Grand Master’s Youth Award. In March, forms were mailed to all Chapter Dads of DeMolay, Guardians of Job’s Daughters and Mother Advisors of International Order Rainbow for Girls for their award nominations. It was very difficult to choose the winners as they were all excellent candidates. In the end, Shelby Thomas from Taneycomo Assembly #100 was selected for the Rainbow award, John Parker from Waynesville Chapter for the DeMolay, and Tara Jolly from Bethel #43 for the Job’s Daughters. Congratulations to them all. They are indeed fine examples of our Masonic Youth. The Masonic Youth Day Planning Committee consisting of the appointed Grand Lodge committee, representatives of each Youth organization and a couple of other Adult Youth Advisors met twice, (March and May) to plan and organize the Masonic Youth Day which was held on Saturday, August 1st. Again this year it was planned as a Masonic Youth Family picnic at the Masonic Center in Columbia and was well attended – 229 Masonic Youth plus many adult advisors. There were many activities for the youth to enjoy, including a dunking booth, in which the leaders of the Masonic Youth Groups, as well as our own Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother David Haywood, got a thorough soaking ! Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, snow cones, funnel cakes, popcorn and cotton candy was the fare of the day. As usual, the food was served on “MYD 2015” upside down Frisbees that all could take home, along with similarly imprinted cups. The highlight activity of the day was an all-youth silly string


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fight, wherein 170 or so young people got covered in silly string and had a blast. New and very well accepted changes this year included the introduction of the MYD T-shirt, complete with logo of Square and Compass centered in the outline of the state of Missouri. Also present was a fully staffed and equipped medical tent. Attendance prizes were given out at hourly intervals for each of the youth groups including their junior counterparts (Squires, Jobees2Bee, and Rainbow pledges). Prizes were in the form of gift cards and one paid attendance to each organization’s Grand meeting. Alongside but apart from the festivities, MOCHIP TEAM Line #6 came out and hosted a MOCHIP event. There were 34 participating children. The committee would like to thank the members of the Masonic Youth groups and their advisors who helped us over the past year. A note of mention and a very special “Thanks” goes to my committee member, Brother Larry Cameron, who was instrumental in getting all of the donations for the attendance prizes from the 18th District - $1290! Our Masonic Youth are truly exceptional young people and are worthy of all the support we can give them. Gary Dryer Randy Davis Larry Cameron Rodney Pensel William Rollins Mike Lodholz, Chairman

REPORT OF THE GRAND LODGE LIBRARY COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, Most of the books, memorabilia, and artifacts owned by the Grand Lodge are on loan to the Lodge of Research Foundation and the Missouri Masonic Research Library and Museum. The building housing the Missouri Masonic Research Library and Museum is owned by the Masonic Home of Missouri. The museum portion is managed by the Masonic Home of Missouri, however the Research Library is managed through a contractual agreement between the Missouri Lodge of Research Foundation and the Masonic Home of Missouri. Because the memorabilia and artifacts owned by the Grand Lodge are on loan to the Masonic Museum, and the books are on loan to the Research Library Foundation and the management arrangement between the Masonic Home of Missouri and the Missouri Lodge of Research Foundation, there is no real day to day functioning of the Grand Lodge Library Committee. Thus having no business come before it, the Committee had no reason to meet this year. The Committee feels that even though, because of the aforementioned agreement, there appears to be no business or reason for existence of the Committee, it


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should not be disbanded or discontinued. We anticipate the agreement to continue for many years to come, however, the items of the Grand Lodge are on loan only and still the property of the Grand Lodge. In the event the agreement should come to an end, there needs to be a Grand Lodge Committee, in place, to quickly exercise the ownership and guardianship of the Grand Lodge books, memorabilia, and artifacts. We therefore recommend the continuance of the Grand Lodge Library Committee, as a safeguard, in the event it should be needed in the future. Fraternally submitted; John W. Hess, PGM Gail S. Turner, PGM Thomas L. Truman, PM David L. Ramsey, PGM Glenn E. Means, PGM, Chairman

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON DISTINGUISHED GUESTS To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: In preparation for the 194th Grand Lodge Communication, a meeting was held with the staff at the Holiday Inn to taste the menus selected for the meals and discuss the facility arrangements. Those in attendance were Rain Mitchell and Terry Weise from the hotel and Carrie Fischer, Dale Bryan, Ron Jones, and Diane and Dave Haywood representing the Grand Lodge. The meals were excellent and should be enjoyed by all at the Communication. Deserts for the Monday night banquet were asked to be cut and served rather than put on the table to prevent drying out. The Missouri Lodge of Research breakfast and the Ladies meals were also discussed. During the walk through of the facility: 1. The Sunday night banquet will have dance floor, podium (not raised) and 3 wireless microphones to introduce the distinguished guests. There will be a hospitality suite before the event across the hall as in previous years. 2. The Monday night banquet will have dance floor and a similar design as in past years. No alcohol will be served as they can go to the Atrium for drinks. There will be signs on the door to limit entrance of members until the time that awards will be given out. 3. The Atrium will be set up as a hospitality area so that members will be able to get a drink or soda and talk. A drink coupon was suggested. The hotel is getting prices for snacks in this area.


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4. We went over a rough design of the hallway for appendant bodies, MLOR, MHMO, and MCF. A similar diagram to last year will be adopted. 5. The lodge floor was laid out in the Expo Center. Microphones and possible video equipment was discussed. We looked at all the different types of rooms that could be used in planning our event. Respectfully submitted, David W. Haywood, Chair Bruce R. Austin, PGM Dale M. Bryan C. Brent Stewart Richard W. Kaeser, Jr.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LONG RANGE PLANNING To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: At the area meetings this year, we discussed the fact that our Grand Lodge 200th Anniversary was only 6 years away. In conjunction with the upcoming year of 2021, the Committee started a year ago discussing the events both leading up to the anniversary and the anniversary year itself. Leading up to the anniversary, a series of events, one within each district, would lead the members from one historical Masonic location to another. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hidden Heritage of Missouriâ&#x20AC;? was suggested as the name of the event title, with different versions for different areas. In addition, to fund the events of 2021, commemorative items were proposed to be sold such as a book, knife, or other items. An edition of the Hidden Heritage of Missouri and the infrastructure to support this event has been in early testing stages and is scheduled to be released following the successful roll out of the new Grand Lodge Office computer system. This additional time has proven valuable in assessing and utilizing the knowledge and expertise gained from the State Capitol Building Cornerstone Rededication event on July 3. The State of Missouri will also celebrate its 200th year in 2021, and working with the Cornerstone event has given us early working knowledge in such areas as working with state government officials, electronic communication, transportation, and membership participation. As such, we have been able to gain additional insight as to the proper structure for our long range plans as we head to 2021. David W. Haywood, Chairman C. Brent Stewart Richard L. Smith Ronald D. Jones R. Tim Thomas Stanton T. Brown, II

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RELATIONS To the Grand Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, Your Committee on Public Relations has been working hard to implement and assist in several projects, and to strengthen and promote to the general public and Missouri Masons the impact that Missouri Freemasonry has in the state of Missouri and the nation. The largest project for the Committee on Public Relations for the year was th the 100 Anniversary of the Missouri State Capitol Building Cornerstone Rededication held on Friday, July 3, 2015 in Jefferson City. The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri and the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri participated in their first joint cornerstone ceremony. There was several participates, including Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, and over a thousand other attendees at this historic event. This event was also witnessed by millions of viewers across the country through the power of local and social media. The second five year commitment of the Grand Mastersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Collectors Coin program was continued by Grand Master David W. Haywood. Through the funding by this committee, the proceeds from the sale of these coins will continue to benefit the endowment fund of the Grand Lodge. Your Committee on Public Relations has always had a strong presence with all the social medias available, however, more attention was focused toward Facebook and Twitter. The Committee once again approved the expenditure to produce the Lodge Directory. This has always been a valuable resource for all Freemasons within the state. Grand Master David W. Haywood requested that your Committee on Public Relations put together and produce a video to introduce Missouri Freemasonry to the general public through the various social mediaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and YouTube. The results of th this project will be shown during the Grand Lodge 194 Annual Communication. The Committee on Public Relations will continue to provide assistance and promote Freemasonry through all forms of publications and media only with the approval by the Brethren of the continuation of the Public Relations Assessment th equaling $1.00 per Dues Paying Master Mason at the Grand Lodge 194 Annual Communication. The Committee on Public Relations ask for your support of this very important and needed assessment. Fraternally Submitted,


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Jeffrey D. Lee, Chairman Brian K.Goldman Dennis R. Burkholder Emmett J. Bryson David L. Jacobi

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RELIEF AND CHARITY To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Section 5.090 allows the Committee on Relief and Charity to provide for the care and relief of distressed worthy cases of Masonic charity not otherwise provided for under the policies of the Masonic Home. In early December of 2014, a younger member with a very serious illness needed assistance and the Masonic Home was unable to help due to age and length of membership, so the Committee authorized the payment of $1000.00 for his travel expenses to the Mayo Clinic. Respectfully submitted, David W. Haywood, Chair C. Brent Stewart Richard L. Smith Ronald D. Jones

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES To the Grand Lodge A.F & A.M. of Missouri Brethren: In 2015, your Committee received several requests for recognition, as well as 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 Mason in North America, (hereafter, the Commission) for a determination of the regularity and/or whether the Grand Lodge has met standards for recognition. Those standards are summarized as follows: 1. Legitimacy of origin 2. Exclusive territorial jurisdiction, except by mutual consent, and/or treaty 3. Adherence to the Ancient Landmarks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; specifically, a Belief in God, the Volume of the Sacred Law as an indispensable part of the furniture of a Lodge and the prohibition of the discussion of politics and religion.


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Romanian National Grand Lodge In December of 2014, the Grand Lodge of Missouri received a request from the Romanian National Grand Lodge for recognition. It is the opinion of the committee that the Romanian National Grand Lodge does not meet the criteria for recognition due to non-adherence to several landmarks. It is the recommendation of the committee that the Romanian National Grand Lodge be not recognized by the Grand Lodge of Missouri.

Grand Lodge of Albania In December of 2014, the Grand Lodge of Missouri received a request for recognition from the Grand Lodge of Albania. The above Grand Lodge meets the requirements for recognition and your committee recommends that the Grand Lodge of Missouri extend recognition to the Grand Lodge of Albania

Grand Lodge of Georgia In May of 2015, The Grand Lodge of Missouri received a request for recognition from the Grand Lodge of Georgia, Moscow 6015. The above Grand Lodge meets the requiremnts for recognition and your committee recommends that the Grand Lodge of Missouri extends recognition to the Grand Lodge of Georgia, Moscow 6015.

CONCLUSION Brethren, though your Committee, the Grand Lodge of Missouri has tried to support new and growing Grand Lodges by providing recognition when consistent with the findings of the Commission, that they meet the standards for recognition. By so doing, we believe that we are aiding the growth of regular Freemasonry and strengthening those newer Grand Lodges in their relationships with the world of regular Freemasons. The continued efforts by irregular and/or clandestine Grand Lodges and Appendant or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honorâ&#x20AC;? Bodies to infiltrate our Masonry cannot be discounted. We have tried over the last number of years to sound a warning of this continuing concern. The need for Lodges to have and use a copy of the List of Lodges Masonic for review is more important than ever, as a Member diligence. Fraternally submitted, Glenn E. Means, P.G.M. John W. Hess P.G.M. Chairman


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REPORT OF THE SAMUEL SMITH STEWART TRUST COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren: The annual meeting of the Samuel Smith Stewart Trust Committee was called to order by Chairman Steven D. Duncan, at 10:04 on the morning of January 27, 2015. Those in attendance for the meeting were Steven Duncan, Chairman; Glen E. Means, Committee Member; Ronald D. Miller, Secretary/ Treasurer; Robert D. Couldry, Committee Member; John W. Siscel, Committee Member; Jimmie Lee, Committee Member; Dale M. Bryan, Committee Member; and Christi Casey, Staff liaison for the Scholarship Committee. Following opening remarks by the chairman, motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the minutes from the previous meeting of the committee and print them in the Report Booklet of the Grand Lodge. The meeting then proceeded with a motion made by Robert Couldry and seconded by Dale Bryan to re-elect the officers, with Steve Duncan being voted in as Chairman, John W. Siscel as Vice-Chair, and Ron Miller continuing as Secretary/Treasurer. Committee reviewed agreement between Stewart Trust Committee and the Grand Lodge allowing for payment to the Grand Lodge for Administrative Costs incurred by execution of the Trust. The Stewart Trust Committee decided they wanted to see the contract and wanted to have described what the duties were for the $30,000 payment. It was agreed on that Ron Miller would get together all the materials asked for and another meeting was to be set for a future date. However, this meeting has not happened yet. The Committee then requested that the Grand Lodge Office send letters of congratulations to all graduating scholarship recipients, and that the letters promote membership in the Fraternity and/or its appendant bodies. Ron Miller reported that the scholarship fund principal had reached $14 million and that earnings in 2014 were $522,460.50. As a result, the committee discussed raising the scholarship amount from $8,000 to $9,000 and to award ten new scholarships. A motion was made and seconded to raise the scholarship amounts and still be renewable for four years. At present there are 32 students receiving the scholarship which makes the expense for 2015 $288,000. Motion made, seconded and approved to adjourn the meeting at 10:32 AM. Fraternally, Steven D. Duncan Chairman


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MASONIC SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION To the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M. Brethren: The Scholarship Selection Committee for 2014-2015 year were as follows; R.W. Ronald D. Jones, chairman; R.W. Keith Neese, R.W. Stanton T. Brown II, R.W. Robert T. Thomas, R.W. William E. Zimmerman, R.W. Thomas L. Truman, R.W. Lloyd G. Lyon, and Christi Casey The following is a complete listing of newly awarded scholarships and those that are being renewed for the 2015-2016 school year. Masonic Merit Scholarship Sara Cunningham Megan Hanley Payton Dahmer Ashley Howery Evelyn Gonzales Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic Scholarship Elena Fox Olivia Loges Kailey Pettit Tara Gire Neelly Gray James Porter Taylor Henzlik Cydney Puckett Bailey Hiatt Angel Roscoe Katelyn Jones Walter Schaefer Ruth Lutes Bachmann Renewals 2015 Shelby Baker Amanda Johnson Kelsey Cox Savannah Peach Jenna Durnell Chase Pitchford Masonic Merit Scholarship Renewals 2015 Celeste Blum Samantha Meeks Jessica Peters Kendra Cook Brandon Eschenbach Austin Vandivert Elizabeth Younker Jennie Huynh Audrey Imhoff Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic Scholarship Renewals 2015 Abigail Brown Clara Norris BreeAnna Burns Rachel Ryan Fatima Chaudhry Neil Sparling Abigail Cordia Rachel Stafford Maria Stevenson Taylor Criss John Crooke Vy Trinh Eric Dazey Lacey Tucker Cheyenne Doughty Jared Twenter Trinity Ladnier Chris Wilson Taylor Young Mariah Mathews


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The Masonic Scholarship Foundation of Missouri consists of the following people; M.W. David Haywood, chairman; R.W. Brent Stewart; R.W. C. Richard Smith; R.W. Ronald D. Jones and R.W. Robert T. Thomas. The Committee expresses its appreciation to the Grand Lodge Staff, especially Christi Casey, for so capably organizing the large number of Scholarship Applications. Fraternally, Ronald D. Jones, Junior Grand Warden


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REPORT OF THE GRAND LECTURER To the Grand Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri Brethren: This year has been an interesting one, to say the least! I love the way the Brethren ask such probing questions; the whys and hows—with the knowledge that the old response, ‘Because it is Ritual’, is not a satisfactory answer. Here were the locations at which I held official Grand Lecturer’s Schools of Instruction: Mountain View Lodge No. 637 in Mountain View, Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 in Poplar Bluff, Shelbina Lodge No. 228 in Shelbina, Montgomery Lodge No. 246 in Montgomery City, Fairfax Lodge No. 483 in Fairfax, Hale Lodge No. 216 in Hale City, U.G. Totty Lodge No. 176 in Conran, Bloomfield Lodge No. 153 in Bloomfield, Conway Lodge No. 528 in Conway, Lebanon Lodge No. 77 in Steelville, Anderson Lodge No. 621 in Anderson, Clintonville Lodge No. 482 in El Dorado Springs, Independence Lodge No. 76 in Independence and Versailles Lodge No. 320 in Versailles. I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to the Regional Grand Lecturers and District Deputy Grand Lecturers. Their hard work and dedication have made this an enjoyable journey. I would also like to offer my heartfelt regards and thanks to the hard-working ladies of the office staff of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Their work and attitude get the highest marks and consideration I could give. Most of all, I would like to thank the Brethren for their confidence in me as Grand Lecturer. The support of the Craft and the willingness to go above-and-beyond the call of duty strengthens my faith in the Fraternity at the Blue Lodge level. You are laying the proper foundation in your Lodges. I have said from the beginning that solidifying the Ritual has to start in our individual Lodges. Thank you for your support as I have made the decision to remove myself from this prestigious position. I have given one hundred percent of myself to leave things better than when I received them. I hope you feel that I did. I will still be doing work in the Craft and my door is always open, no matter where or when you need me. Just because I no longer hold the position of Grand Lecturer, it does not mean that I am stepping away from my Brethren. I am honored to have served you, and, I hope to see you soon. Fraternally and respectfully submitted,

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RITUAL To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri Brethren: The Grand Lodge Ritual Committee met in annual communication at 9:00 AM on Saturday June 6, 2015 at the Masonic Complex in Columbia, Missouri with the following members present: RWB Randy Jones, Grand Lecturer Emeritus and interim Grand Lecturer MWB Gail Turner, Past Grand Master RWB Michael E. Wheeler, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region B RWB Glenn Burrows, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region C RWB Robert E. Martin, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region D RWB Michael L. Apple, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region E RWB Christopher C. McLemore IV, Regional Grand Lecturer Region F RWB Wayne Tucker, Regional Grand Lecturer, Region G The meeting began with an invocation by RWB Randy Jones. Grand Master, MWB David Haywood, Deputy Grand Master, RWB Brent Stewart, Junior Grand Warden, RWB Ronald D. Jones, Grand Secretary, RWB Dale Bryan, Junior Grand Deacon, RWB Stanton T. Brown II, Junior Grand Steward, RWB Ty G. Treutelaar, and Senior Grand Marshal, RWB Richard W. Kaeser Jr. were also present. MWB David Haywood commented on the importance of Ritual Continuity continuing despite the resignation of Grand Lecturer, RWB Robert Floyd. The top five Grand Lodge officers are acting as a committee to select new Grand Lecturer. The ritual committee is also being asked to make recommendation(s) for a replacement Grand Lecturer. He announced that two RGL’s will not return and is looking for confirmation on returning DDGL’s to try to avoid duplicity in appointments of DDGM’s and DDGL’s. RWB Brent Stewart announced that if elected, he would not be having area meetings as we have known them in the past. He is encouraging Lodges who are celebrating significant anniversaries, i.e. 150 years, 160 years, 170 years etc. to arrange a Special Communication for conferring a 1st Degree and inviting the Grand Master to come and obligate the candidate. He announced that the Candidates Lecture pamphlets were again being printed and distributed. He was unsure of any cost. MWB Haywood reminded us that the new Grand Lodge Membership Database will be coming online sometime in July. He gave thanks to all for attending and he, Brent and a few others departed for another event. RWB Dale Bryan reported that there was no charge for the Candidates Lecture Pamphlets. RWB Randy Jones then called Ritual Committee to order. He expressed his joy and pleasure at being in the Grand Lecturer position again.


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The first order of business was discussion on how many and which volumes of Sacred Law are permitted on the altar during open Lodge. The consensus was that only volume of Sacred Law was to be open on the altar, but others could be placed there, space permitting. A motion was made to allow the volume of Sacred Law of the candidate’s choice to be open during the candidate’s obligation. The Holy Bible is to be used during the opening and closing of the Lodge. More discussion ensued with final opinion allowing more than one volume of Sacred Law to be on the altar, space permitting, but only one volume open at a time. A demonstration was given for informational purposes only how Lodges in California present the apron to the candidate at the altar. Discussion ensued on variations in different juristictions. There was discussion on the recognition of Ritual Sub-division Card holders being sent to all of the Lodges of which a card recipient is a member of instead of sending it only to the members home Lodge. It was decided to recommend that the cover letter that accompanies the cards and certificates be sent to every Lodge of which the recipient is a member. A question was asked if any changes to the ritual initiated during the previous Grand Lecturer’s term would be reviewed and changed again. Discussion ensued. It was determined that no action would be discussed or taken until a permanent Grand Lecturer is appointed. Discussion then turned to recommending a permanent replacement candidate. RWB Randy Jones had previously indicated that he was willing to resume the position. Discussion followed that there were several qualified candidates and that perhaps we should spread the wealth and recommend a qualified person who has not had the opportunity to serve. The committee only has the power to recommend a candidate(s). Ultimately the choice will be made by the top five Grand Lodge officers. It was offered that a successful candidate should be an administrator and communicator as well as being well versed in the ritual and have the ability to give instruction in a kindly yet firm manner. It was also recommended that a successful candidate be in possession of all five ritual cards. Discussion then turned to Lodges that cannot or do not open on all three degrees. Although the Grand Lodge permits business to be conducted on any degree, it is felt that Lodges that only open on the 1st Degee of Freemasonry are losing the ability to properly collect passwords in the 2nd and 3rd Degrees. Conversely, Lodges who consistently open on the 3rd Degree of Freemasonry to conduct their business are not giving opportunities to the officers of the E. A. and Fellowcraft Degrees to recite their duties. It is the committee’s recommendation that Lodges open on all three degrees when practicable. RWB Randy Jones expressed his appreciation for all who attended the Ritual Committee and gave the Benediction and wished everyone a safe trip home. The meeting adjourned at 11:00 AM.


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ROUND ROBIN RITUAL CONTEST STATE WINNERS 1987-John E. Reece 1988-Frederick A. Troxel, Jr. 1989-Donald Campbell 1990-Gary G. Page 1991-Robert E. Plummer 1992-Christopher J. Rollins 1993-R.L. Tichenor 1994-W. Frank Roszell 1995-Irving G. Walmann 1996-Gary L. Benskin 1997-Michael F. Jones 1998-Glen F. Cron 1999-Nicholas Lee Breedlove 2000-R. Miguel White 2001-Theodore J. Picraux

2002-Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr 2003-C. Scott Houge 2004-Dennis W. Spears 2005-Vernon M. Rust 2006-Thomas E. Christine 2007-Steven D. Smith 2008-Jerry L. Miles 2009-K. Bradley Scott 2010-Robert Arthur Gentry 2011-Mitchell S. Penn 2012-Franklin Lukenbill 2013-Michael C. Lee 2013-Christopher D. Lee 2014-Joshua Thompson

RITUAL SUBDIVISION CARDS 2014-2015 Subdivision Card Number Subdivision I Original Sub I 6751 Sub I 6752 Sub I 6753 Sub I 6754 Sub I 6755 Sub I 6756 Sub I 6757 Subdivision I - 1st Renewal Sub I A-3290 Sub I A-3291 Sub I A-3292 Subdivision I - 2nd Renewal Sub I B-1952 Sub I B-1953 Sub I B-1954 Sub I B-1955 Subdivision I - 3rd Renewal Sub I C-1286 Sub I C-1287 Sub I C-1288 Sub I C-1289 Subdivision I - 4th Renewal Sub I D-931 Sub I D-932 Subdivision I - 5th Renewal Sub I E-712 Subdivision I - 6th Renewal Sub I F-540

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Levis Wilcox Sherman Singer, Jr. Mothershead Sherman Martin Coburn Smith Johnson Adams Gentry Wagers Summers Spears Barrios Kaeser Rollins Stark Goad Waugh Broggi Massey Smith Fowler Tatham Heckadon Yates Martin Loomis Golden Bowles Singer, Jr. Richey Gatewood Summers McGill Cron Johnson Drennon Coburn Kaeser Rollins Stark Barrios

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Subdivision II - Part 3 - 6th Renewal Sub II Part 3 F-121 Melvin Subdivision II - Part 3 - 7th Renewal Sub II Part 3 G-90 Kenneth Sub II Part 3 G-91 Kenneth Subdivision II - Part 3 - 9th Renewal Sub II Part 3 I-44 Billie Sub II Part 3 I-45 William Subdivision II - Part 3 - 10th Renewal Sub II Part 3 J-38 Francis Subdivision III - Original Sub III 1155 Michael Sub III 1156 Dennis Sub III 1157 Charles Sub III 1158 Robert Sub III 1159 Larry Sub III 1160 Lionel Sub III 1161 John Sub III 1162 John Sub III 1163 Larry Sub III 1164 Jacob Sub III 1165 Daniel Sub III 1166 Patrick Subdivision III - 1st Renewal Sub III A-631 Taz Sub III A-632 Jason Sub III A-633 David Sub III A-634 Cecil Sub III A-635 Juan Sub III A-636 Kenneth Sub III A-637 Ross Sub III A-638 Larry Sub III A-639 Lloyd Subdivision III - 2nd Renewal Sub III B-371 Curtis Sub III B-372 Glen Sub III B-373 Charles Sub III B-374 Michael Sub III B-375 Mitchell Sub III B-376 Earnie Sub III B-377 E. Subdivision III - 3rd Renewal Sub III C-215 James Sub III C-216 Robert Sub III C-217 Melvin Sub III C-218 Richard Sub III C-219 Jimmy Sub III C-220 Michael Sub III C-221 Charles Sub III C-222 Billy Subdivision III - 4th Renewal Sub III D-156 Roy Subdivision III - 5th Renewal Sub III E-132 Rex Sub III E-133 James Subdivision III - 6th Renewal Sub III F-67 Gary

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Ash Goad Clements Waugh Broggi, Sr. Jett Brueckmann Heckadon Harrison Efken Seabaugh Croom Singer Harder Darnell Rahmer Macrelli McGuire Meyer Glass Turner Wagers White McCutcheon Anderson Malcolm Lyon Fulbright Cron Huey Singer, Jr. Penn Wilson Wheeler Tinker, Sr. Martin Collop Kaeser Abney Dodd Pittman Jones Scarborough Stark Sullard Gooch

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Sub III F-68 Conley Subdivision III - 7th Renewal Sub III G-45 Kenneth Sub III G-46 Francis Subdivision III - 8th Renewal Sub III H-30 Stanley Subdivision III - 9th Renewal Sub III I-22 Harold Sub III I-23 Robert Sub III I-24 Billy Subdivision III - 10th Renewal Sub III J-12 William Subdivision III-11th Renewal Sub III K-5 James Sub III K-6 Ervin Subdivision III - 12th Renewal Sub III L-1 Randall

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REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON TECHNOLOGY

To the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri Brethren: Your Special Committee on Technology for the year of 2014-2015 had an incredibly busy year modernizing various systems and technology infrastructure supporting the Grand Lodge Office, our Lodges, and Brethren at large. The mission of the committee is to review, recommend and make changes to the information systems currently in use and needed for future growth. After completing an assessment of the existing technical environment, a prioritized list of needed replacements and enhancements were provided along with the anticipated costs. The internet connection serving the Grand Lodge Office required immediate attention as it clearly was not providing stable and reliable access to the Internet. The previous connection leveraged a cellularbased connection that was highly unstable during bad weather and provided inadequate bandwidth for the office. After checking with and working through several local companies and options, we now have a new provider providing high speed, reliable internet service to the office. The existing telephone system was served by an assortment of vendors with multiple billings and that has now been completely revamped. The first internal system analyzed was the custom built membership system which had, among other problems, several issues maintaining data integrity. The custom membership system served its basic purpose for many years but maintenance on the software had become costly and the system did not provide all the functionalities needed. The market had produced several commercial products that were evaluated by the Committee. Just prior to the Committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s involvement and without its input, the Grand Lodge office purchased a new


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enterprise-grade server, server rack, and storage array to host an in-house software solution. For a variety of reasons, including the physical environment and required Internet connection to host applications from the Grand Lodge office, the Committee felt that a more cost-effective and forward-looking solution was needed. Unfortunately, the vendor would not accept the return of the hardware so we attempted to, and eventually were, able to sell it on the secondary market for about 60% of what was originally paid. After taking bids and evaluating multiple offerings, a decision was made to contract with Grandview Initiative, a relatively new company out of Louisiana that is managed by a fellow Master Mason, to replace the legacy membership system. The new membership system is maintained in an off-site data center to provide near immediate failover at no additional cost. The new Grandview system also provides the interface for our secretaries around the state, the membership portal, as well as the foundation to host the education material launched last year in LAMP (Learning About Masonry Program). The new, integrated system will provide room for a great deal of expansion in the future. Additional features of the Grandview system include an integrated calendar, enhanced education material, financial modules, and an online community for information sharing. As of July 31, the conversion was complete, all numbers tied out in the new system, and it was beginning to be released to lodge secretaries. By the time of the Annual Session, it is anticipated that we will be launching the new membership portal to the Craft. In addition to the issues noted above, many of the computers in the Grand Lodge Office had failed or were showing signs of potential failure. The Grand Secretaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PC had two terminal crashes in less than one month. Therefore, new PCs were brought in to replace the aging machines which were more than 5 years old. The server on the local network also needed replacement as the previously owned server failed in late 2014 and the office had been running on a loaned server. The loaned server was showing significant signs of wear resulting in periodic crashes and unscheduled reboots knocking the staff off the network. The new server was built using industry standard hardware and software to reduce the maintenance by the office in the future and reduce maintenance costs for the Grand Lodge. During the server migration, it was found that approximately 50% of the files being stored were music files from a former employee. These files most certainly reduced the performance of others in the office accessing the file share. Software and data were ported to the new machines and, after reviewing all options, a contract was signed with a reputable local company to provide monthly maintenance at a reasonable fee for all of the computers in the local office to extend the life of the new investment. Other elements of the technical environment continue to be examined, including the security of the environment, opportunities to reduce software costs, off-site data storage, and further enhancements to the Grandview system. Respectfully Submitted, Kevin Fuller â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chair Jeff Parrotte

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MEMBERSHIP To the Grand Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren: This term, the Membership Committee focused on developing a unified message, plan, and direction, for attracting potential members. Our goal was to create a consistent “brand” or message to improve the experience of those seeking information on Missouri Freemasonry. The Committee came up the following: Missouri Freemasonry “Measuring Men by their Character since 1821” In conjunction with the Technology Committee we have made arrangements to set aside a special section on the website dedicated to membership. We recommend that access be connected to the Grand Lodge website via the new domain www.beamomason.org. This site would contain video and print content of various forms and on various subjects as well as a link to a more functional “lodge locator” page. The new “lodge locator” page would have more enhanced “ease of use” functionality. We applaud the Technology Committee for their efforts thus far in this area. In order to help drive those with interest in Missouri Freemasonry to the website, or rather to attract interest, we suggest several promotional tools and tie-in programs such as military veterans. We recommend a modest message via print and billboard advertisement. Our objective is not to send a message intended to bring in the masses but, at minimum, to increase public awareness of Missouri Freemasonry. It is our firm belief that driving traffic to a lodge’s front door is important, but that the Lodge’s themselves have control of who becomes a Freemason and must continue to guard the West gate. We hope that this plan will be put into action by the committee appointed next term and that good works in the area of membership will continue. Sincerely and Fraternally, Phillip A. Cole Christopher Tilley

Emmett J. Bryson Corey B. Huntsucker

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REPORT OF THE MENTORING COMMITTEE To: The Grand Lodge membership of Missouri Brethren, It has been an exciting year. Your mentoring committee, with the assistance of RWB David Brown and RWB Brent Stewart, completed proofing our first edition of the Missouri Freemasons Mentoring Guide. We had 1000 copies printed and, within a month of their arrival at the Grand Lodge Office, they had all been requested and mailed to Missouri Masonic Lodges. The feedback from brothers all over the state has been very complimentary. The brothers are not only using the program for educating new brothers in the purpose and meaning of our fraternity but are using it for Lodge Masonic Education topics. We established an Email account as part of the rollout of the program so that you can provide us direct feedback. Thanks to all that have used the email address to provide us constructive comments and encouragement. Please keep the comments coming at gledmentoring@momason.org. We will use your comments to improve the program as we prepare to create version 2. The next step in the program is to create a “How to Mentor” guide for those that are interested in teaching new brothers about our fraternity. This will be developed and made available to you in RWB Stewart’s year as Grand Master (if elected). All the members of this committee are proud to serve you and are excited that you are using and learning from the Mentoring Program. Fraternally Submitted, Jeffrey A. Parrotte – Chairman Kevin M. Fuller Thomas E. Kuhn Ty G. Treutelaar William E. Zimmerman

ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORTS The Grand Master called for the reading of any additional committee Reports or amendments to the Reports contaioned in the Preliminary Proceedings and otherwise distributed at registration. Seeing none, the Grand Master said he would entertain a Motion accepting all the Committee Reports and directing the Reports be printed in the Proceedings. On motion made, seconded and carried, the Committee Reports were accepted and ordered printed in the Proceedings.


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MILEAGE AND PER DIEM To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri Brethren: Brethren: Your committee on Mileage and Per Diem reports amounts paid for attendance at this Grand Lodge, held in Columbia, Missouri, September 29 & 30, 2015 Past Grand Masters & Other Grand Lodge Officers District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Regional Grand Lecturers

2,185.40 4,496.80 4,284.20 701.30

Sub-Total Grand Lodge Officers

11,667.70

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2,317.40

Representatives of Charter Lodges

33,262.50 47,247.60

GRAND TOTAL Fraternally Submitted Jack C DeSelms, Chairman Jack Kairy Ron Hickey

Bobbie White Joe Russell Mark Hamilton

On motion made, seconded, and carried, the Report was approved and ordered printed in the Proceedings.

SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT FOR CONSIDERATION IN 2016 Pursuant to Article V, Section 2 of the Grand Lodge Constitution, R.W.B. Dale Bryan, Grand Secretary, read the following proposed Constitutional Amendment for consideration by the constituent lodges:


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TO THE MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND LODGE OF ANCIENT, FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI: PROPOSAL TO AMEND ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF ANCIENT, FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI BY AMENDING SECTION 1 AND AMENDING SECTION 2.140 OF THE GRAND LODGE BY-LAWS RESPECTIVELY TO READ AS FOLLOWS: (Additions appear underlined) Section 1. ENUMERATION OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS. The Grand Lodge shall consist of the following officers and members:

Grand Master; Deputy Grand Master; Senior Grand Warden; Junior Grand Warden; Grand Treasurer; Grand Secretary; Grand Lecturer; Seven Grand Chaplains; Grand Senior Deacon; Grand Junior Deacon; Two Grand Orators; Two Grand Marshals; Grand Sword Bearer; Grand Pursuivant; Two Grand Stewards; Grand Tiler; Grand Musician; Grand Historian; Past Grand Masters; Past Deputy Grand Masters; Past Grand Wardens; Past Grand Treasurers; Past Grand Secretaries; Regional Grand Lecturers; District Deputy Grand Masters; District Deputy Grand Lecturers.

The Master and Wardens, for the time being of the several Chartered Lodges under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, or their legally appointed proxies; Past Masters who have been duly elected Masters and have actually presided as Masters of Lodges within the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, and who still remain members of Lodges. Any Past Grand Master of any other Grand Lodge, and any Past Master of any Lodge under the jurisdiction of another Grand Lodge, who has been duly elected Master and actually presided as Master, in the jurisdiction of such other Grand Lodge, and shall be affiliated with some Lodge in the State of Missouri, and


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who shall be elected to membership in this Grand Lodge by a majority vote. Section 2.140. TITLES OF OFFICES. The titles of the present officers in the Grand Lodge are:

Grand Master Deputy Grand Master Senior Grand Warden Junior Grand Warden Grand Treasurer Grand Secretary Grand Lecturer Senior Grand Deacon Grand Musician Junior Grand Deacon Senior Grand Steward

Junior Grand Steward Senior Grand Marshal Junior Grand Marshal Grand Sword Bearer Grand Pursuivant Grand Chaplain Grand Orator Grand Tiler Grand Historian Regional Grand Lecturer District Deputy Grand Master District Deputy Grand Lecturer

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This proposed addition to the Grand Lodge Constitution and By-Laws would allow the Grand Master the ability to annually appoint a suitable member of the Grand Lodge to perform the duties of Grand Musician and Grand Historian at Communications and functions of the Grand Lodge. Respectfully Submitted, /s/ David W. Haywood /s/ C. Brent Stewart Past Master Past Master Webster Groves Lodge #84 Twilight Lodge #114 After the reading of the proposed Constitutional amendment, Chairman of Jurisprudence RWB Gardner stated that there was no further business of the Committee to be brought before membership for action at this Annual Communication. The following legislative proposals for consideration at the next Annual Communication were received by the Grand Secretary:

LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS FOR ACTION IN 2016 TO THE MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND LODGE OF ANCIENT, FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI: PROPOSAL TO AMEND ARTICLE 2, ARTICLE 3, ARTICLE 5, AND ARTICLE 6 OF THE BY-LAWS OF THE GRAND LODGE OF ANCIENT, FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI BY AMENDING SECTIONS 2.040, 5.010(r), 3.130, 6.010, 6.020, AND 6.030, AND ADDING A NEW SECTION 5.015, TO READ AS FOLLOWS: (Deletions appear in strikethrough and highlighted, additions appear underlined)


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Section 2.040. GRAND SECRETARY. The Grand Secretary (q) Devotes substantially all of his time to the duties of his office; employs and supervises such clerical and secretarial assistants as may be required to discharge efficiently all the duties of his office; at least semiannually reviews with the Grand Master, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, and the other elective officers the operation and budget of his office, including in advance the fixing of or changes in compensation and benefits for his clerical and secretarial assistants; and performs such other duties as shall be assigned to him from time to time by the Grand Master with the consent of the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden, and the Junior Grand Warden, or any two of them. (Added 1970-123; amended 1985-127, 128) Section 3.130. IMPREST ACCOUNT. A checking account, operated on the imprest system, may be established in the name of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, A. F. & A. M., Imprest Account, in any bank in the city where the Grand Secretary’s office is located from time to time designated by the Investment Committee. Checks thereon are signed only by the Grand Secretary, who is personally responsible for the account. It is maintained at a balance of not more than Forty Sixty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00) ($60,000.00). Deposits are made only from the General Fund account, to reimburse the Imprest Account for authorized disbursements previously made, on the itemized voucher of the Grand Secretary that he has made the payments. The operation of the account is audited to the same extent as are all other financial operations. (Amended 2005-171) ARTICLE 5. COMMITTEES Section 5.010. APPOINTMENT. The standing committees are: (a) Credentials, (b) Grand Master’s Address, (c) Lodges Under Dispensation, (d) Chartered Lodges, (e) Appeals and Grievances, (f) Jurisprudence, (g) Ways and Means, (h) Relief and Charity, (i) Necrology, (j) Ritual, (k) Forms and Ceremonies, (l) Mileage and Per Diem, (m) Correspondence, (n) Masonic Education, (o) Building Supervisory Board, (p) Entertainment of Distinguished Guests, (q) By-Laws, (r) Grand Lodge Office Building Oversight, (s) Youth, (t) Long Range Planning, (u) Public Relations, and (v) Investments. Special committees may be appointed by the Grand Master when he or the Grand Lodge considers it necessary. Each committee consists of not more than five members, with a chairman and members designated by the Grand Master, unless otherwise authorized by law or by order of the Grand Lodge. The committees consider all matters referred to them and report promptly. (Amended 1980-134, 1989-82, 1998-162) Section 5.015 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. Committees shall consider all matters referred to them and report promptly to the Grand Master, as well as annually, with said annual reports to be presented in writing to the annual communication of the Grand Lodge unless another method of reporting is otherwise specified by the By-Laws. Such reports shall be complete as to the committee’s activities, considerations, actions taken, and shall specify any recommendations requiring a vote by the Grand Lodge. With the exception of actions or reports made by the Committee on Relief and Charity, all committee reports concerning petitions or other actions pertaining to an individual


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shall state the name of the individual and the committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corresponding recommendation. If the committee has not met during the year or if it has taken no action, it shall so report. ARTICLE 6. GRAND LODGE OFFICE Section 6.010. LOCATION. The office of the Grand Lodge shall be located in a suitable facility, either under lease or with legal title of ownership held in the name of the Grand Lodge, within Ten (10) miles of the City Limits of the City of Columbia. (Added 2002-64) Section 6.020. COMPOSITION. The office of the Grand Lodge shall be the place at which, unless temporarily prevented by casualty or other emergency, (a) the Grand Secretary and his clerical and secretarial assistants perform their principal duties, (b) the accounts and records of the Grand Secretary are maintained, and (c) such other functions of the Grand Lodge or any of its officers or committees may, with the approval of the Grand Lodge Office Building Oversight Committee, are be performed. (Added 1980-133) Section 6.030. OFFICE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. The maintenance and operation of the Grand Lodge Office Building shall be administered by the Grand Lodge Office Building Committee, which The Committee on Grand Lodge Office Oversight shall be composed of the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior and Junior Wardens, and the Grand Secretary and three other persons appointed by the Grand Master. It shall: (a) Be responsible for overseeing the purchase, sale, lease, or maintenance of any Grand Lodge office facility, including any contractual negotiations related thereto that might from time to time arise. Upon majority approval by the Committee and subject to subsection (b) below, the Grand Master shall be authorized and empowered, with the concurrence by the signatures thereon of the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden and the Junior Grand Warden, or any two of them, to execute by written instruments and deliver deeds of conveyance, contracts, leases, bills of sale, stipulations, and any and all other instruments necessary or required to effectuate such purposes. (b) Review in advance of execution any contract with a duration of one year or more or any contract obligating the Grand Lodge to expend three thousand dollars or more in the aggregate. Upon written approval by a majority of the Committee, the Grand Secretary shall be authorized and empowered to execute and deliver such contracts on behalf of the Grand Lodge. The review and execution of any contract with duration of less than one year and obligating the Grand Lodge to expend less than three thousand dollars in the aggregate need not be brought before the Committee and shall be left in the sound discretion of the Grand Secretary. (c) Have the authority to select and employ, at the expense of the Grand Lodge, legal counsel to represent the Grand Lodge in connection with, and shall exercise sound business judgment in carrying out, its duties under this section. (Added 1980-133)


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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: To change the name of the Grand Lodge Office Building Committee to the Grand Lodge Office Oversight Committee, clarify its scope of authority, and impose checks and balances over individual Grand Line officers and over the Grand Lodge Office in cases where significant expenditures are made and contractual arrangements are undertaken on behalf of the Grand Lodge. Also, to increase the base amount that may be kept in the imprest account from $40,000 to $60,000 to reflect better business practices in the current business environment. Also, to require all committees to submit a year-end report in writing to the Grand Lodge even in cases where no committee action has been taken.

Glenn E. Means, Past Master, Blue Springs Lodge No. 337

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TO THE MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND LODGE OF ANCIENT, FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI: PROPOSAL TO AMEND ARTICLE 3 OF THE BY-LAWS OF THE GRAND LODGE OF ANCIENT, FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI BY AMENDING SECTIONS 3.070 TO READ AS FOLLOWS:


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TO THE MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND LODGE OF ANCIENT, FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI: PROPOSAL TO AMEND ARTICLE 13OF THE BY-LAWS OF THE GRAND LODGE OF ANCIENT, FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI BY ADDING A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Section 13.035. PETITIONS TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK. A petitioner for the degrees shall complete a Request for Criminal Record Check for submission, at petitioner’s cost, to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Said Request shall include the petitioner’s name, date of birth, and social security number. The results of the Request shall be submitted with the petition for the degrees and be provided to the secretary of the subordinate lodge, who shall make the report available to the Lodge for inspection and cause the report to be read prior to the reception of the petition by the Lodge. The results shall be returned to the petitioner upon conclusion of the ballot.


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According to the fall 2014 edition of the Freemason magazine, on June 14, 2014 at the Masonic Home Complex open house we celebrated the restoration of various stained glass panes from different lodges. The Nativity, The Ascension, The Good Shepherd, Martha, and The Shepherd are all referencing Jesus. If our Fraternity is not based on Christian belief, then our ritual as well as our actions should be expurgated. We recognize Freemasonry is not a religion and we do welcome men of all faith to our fraternity of brotherly love, but Freemasonry is based on teachings and principles from the Old and New Testament found in the HOLY BIBLE and would be a complete hypocrisy to allow any other book to be opened on a Masonic altar for any reason. Therefore the membership of the Grand Lodge of Missouri should decide this issue. Footnotes; Definitions Holy Bible; the collection of sacred writings of the Christian religion, comprising of the Old and New Testaments. Torah; the entire body of Jewish religious literature, law, and teaching ascontained chiefly in the Old Testament and the Talmud. Quran; the book of sacred writings used in the Muslim religion The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hypocritesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter. Tripitaka (Pali: Tipitaka) is a Sanskrit word meaning Three Baskets. It is the traditional term used by Buddhist traditions to describe their various canons of scriptures. [The expression Three Baskets originally referred to three receptacles containing the palm leaf manuscript on which the Buddhist scriptures were originally preserved. Bhagavad Gito a sacred Hindu text that is incorporated into the Mahabharata and takes the form of a philosophical dialogue in which Krishna instructs the prince Arjuna in ethical matters and the nature of God. Avesta, the book of the sacred writings of Zoroastrianism

CLOSING No further business appearing, the One Hundred Ninety-Fourth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri was closed until its next Annual Communication to be held on Monday September 26th and Tuesday September 27th, 2016, at Columbia, Missouri.


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GAVEL USED FROM THE ORIGINAL 1915 CAPITOL CORNERSTONE LAYING SPECIAL THANKS TO BROTHER JOHN VOLLMAN It was a once-in-a lifetime event for Missouri Freemasons. On the afternoon of July 3, 2015 Freemasons from all across the state converged on Jefferson City to participate in the rededication of the Missouri State Capitol Building cornerstone. The original cornerstone was laid on June 24, 2015 in full Masonic ceremony with thousands in attendance, some of whom were Masons who came by train appropriately decorated with Masonic emblems. This year many came by way of nine busses chartered especially for the purpose, again proudly displaying the square and compasses. Newspaper accounts stated some 500-700 attended the rededication, the vast majority of whom were Masons or families and friends of Masons. The traditional Masonic procession was led by uniformed Knights Templar and included brothers from the Shrine, Scottish Rite, York Rite Chapter and Council, along with many state legislators who are members of the Fraternity. The cornerstone ceremony was conducted jointly by the Grand Lodge of Missouri, A.F.&A.M. and the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F&A.M. This marked the first time in Missouri history that the two Grand Lodges conducted a joint cornerstone ceremony. The ceremony began with explanatory remarks by Deputy Grand Master


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Stewart. As part of the Masonic ceremony, Grand Master Haywood declared “that the Stone remains well formed, true and trusty after one hundred years”. Following the Masonic ceremony, Governor Jay Nixon, State Senator Mike Kehoe, Judge George W. Draper III, and Bob Priddy spoke. Right Worshipful Brother Emmett Bryson gave the Benediction. It was an extremely hot July day but for those who braved the heat it was a most memorable and moving experience. Like the original cornerstone ceremony, there a time capsule was placed behind the cornerstone a few weeks after the ceremony. The new time capsule contained many items suggested by Missouri citizens and were listed in the Governor’s official time capsule Proclamation, a copy of which may be found in the State Archives. Once again, Missouri Freemasons made a deposit in the cornerstone time capsule, although the contents are not mentioned in the Governor’s Proclamation. MASONIC TIME CAPSULE DEPOSIT CONTENTS: Copper Apron Tube 17” x 2.5”, extra thick K series stock, capped and soldered on bottom, press fit cap on top with Grand Master Haywood’s pin soldered to center of top cap. Engraved as follows: Grand Lodge of A.F.& A.M. of the State of Missouri MWB David W Haywood, Grand Master Capitol Cornerstone Centennial July 3, 2015 A.D. 2016 A.L.  Within the Tube 1.      White Masonic Apron, signed by the Grand Master and the Grand Secretary, with inscription “the badge of a master mason” 2. Document affirming that MWB David Haywood placed this tube in the time capsule, signed by all Grand Lodge Officers present that day, with raised seal of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. 3.      Presentation copy of President Harry Truman painting with Grand Master Truman in Masonic regalia. 4. Grand Masters Coins from Grand Master Haywood (2014-2015) and Deputy Grand Master Stewart (2015-2016) 5. Grand Master’s Lapel Pin from Grand Master Haywood 7

A small handwritten letter of unknown content, wrapped in plastic from the Grand Master of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge (folded and rests at the bottom of the tube).

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INSTALLATION OF 2015-2016 OFFICERS Installing Officer Installing Chaplain Installing Marshal

M.W.B. Rocky E. Weaver, Past Grand Master W.B. Charles Hamill M.W.B. Glen Means, Past Grand Master

GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR 2015-2016 Grand Master Deputy Grand Master Senior Grand Warden Junior Grand Warden Grand Treasurer Grand Secretary Grand Lecturer Senior Grand Deacon Junior Grand Deacon Senior Grand Steward Junior Grand Steward Senior Grand Marshal Junior Grand Marshal Grand Sword Bearer Grand Pursuivant Grand Pursuivant Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Orator Grand Orator Grand Tiler

Charles Brent Stewart Richard L. Smith Ronald D. Jones R. Tim Thomas Nicholas R. Cichielo Dale M. Bryan Mike Wheeler Stanton T. Brown II Barry V. Cundiff Ty G. Treutelaar Richard W. Kaeser, Jr. William E. Zimmerman A. Freeman Stanfill Ronnie E. Green Mitch C. Weinsting W. Webb Edwards Harley L. Kropf Robert D. Couldry Thomas L. Truman Roy L. Gilkey Henry M. DeWoskin James A. Carpenter Mitchell S. Penn Kevin B. Sample David B. Brown Gary M. Hinderks

PRESENTATIONS TO MOST WORSHIPFUL BROTHER CHARLES BRENT STEWART GRAND MASTER 2015-2016 Items Presented:

Grand Master’s Jewel and Pin: presented by Lady Kris Stewart Grand Master’s Masonic Family History: presented by M.W.B. Rocky Weaver On behalf of P.G.M.’s Line Grand Master’s Leather Handmade Apron Case: presented by M.W.B. Rocky Weaver On behalf of himself and P.G.M. Glenn Means Grand Master’s Apron: presented by M.W.B. Rocky Weaver


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First Lady’s Pin: presented by Diane Haywood to First Lady Kris Former First Lady’s Pin: presented by First Lady Kris to Past First Lady Diane Haywood Handmade Hat Box: presented by R.W.B. Freeman Stanfill Grand Master’s Hat: presented by R.W.B. Keith Neese on behalf of himself and wife Beverly Handmade Gavel and Display Case: presented by R.W.B. Mick Dey and the brothers of Twilight Lodge No. 114 Grand Master’s Fez: presented by R.W.B. C. Scott Houge on behalf of Abu Ben Adhem Shrine Life Membership Certificate: presented by R.W.B. Mitch Weinsting on behalf of Allepo Grotto

Newly installed Grand Master Stewart then addressed the Assembly with his message to “Give the Gift But Guard the Gate”. He also reported that due to increasing costs of the Annual Communication, and the true Grand Lodge financial condition discovered through the independent audit, it was highly likely that a registration fee would be necessary for the 2016 Annual Communication.

2015-2016 Grand Lodge Officers with Home Lodge Grand Master Charles Brent Stewart Deputy Grand Master Richard L. Smith Senior Grand Warden Ronald D. Jones Junior Grand Warden R. Tim Thomas Grand Treasurer Nicholas R. Cichielo Grand Secretary Dale M. Bryan Grand Lecturer Michael E. Wheeler Senior Grand Deacon Stanton T. Brown II Junior Grand Deacon Barry V. Cundiff Senior Grand Steward Ty G. Treutelaar Junior Grand Steward Richard W. Kaeser, Jr. Senior Grand Marshal William E. Zimmerman Junior Grand Marshal A. Freeman Stanfill Grand Sword Bearer Ronnie E. Green Grand Pursuivant Mitch C. Weinsting Grand Pursuivant W. Webb Edwards Grand Chaplain Harley L. Kropf Grand Chaplain Robert D. Couldry Grand Chaplain Thomas L. Truman Grand Chaplain Roy L. Gilkey Grand Chaplain Henry M. DeWoskin Grand Chaplain James A. Carpenter Grand Chaplain Mitchell S. Penn Grand Orator Kevin B. Sample Grand Orator David B. Brown Grand Tiler Gary M. Hinderks

Columbia St. Louis Odessa Crane Chesterfield Columbia Trimble Independence Kirksville St. Louis De Soto Des Peres Amoret St. James Columbia Branson Shelbina St. Joseph Buckner Crocker Chesterfield Seymour Poplar Bluff Hallsville Buckner Liberty

Twilight Lodge No. 114 Polar Star/Rose Hill Lodge No. 79 Mount Hope Lodge No. 476 Galena Lodge No. 515 Polar Star/Rose Hill Lodge No. 79 Charity-Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 Compass Lodge No. 120 Buckner Lodge No. 501 Adair Lodge No. 366 St. Louis Missouri No. 1 Fenton Lodge No. 281 Crestwood-Anchor Lodge No. 443 Amsterdam Lodge No. 141 Craftsmen Lodge No. 717 Meridian Lodge No. 2 Branson Lodge No. 587 Shelbina Lodge No. 228 Charity-Zeredetha Lodge No. 189 Buckner Lodge No. 501 Waynesville Lodge No. 375 Polar Star/Rose Hill Lodge No. 79 Hazelwood Lodge No. 459 Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 Twilight Lodge No. 114 Buckner Lodge No. 501 Lathrop Lodge No. 506


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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 Dr. James A. Noland, Jr. (1977-1978)-(Janice)................. 682 Passover, Osage Beach 65065 Bus. Ph: 573-346-5117 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 Earl K. Dille (1982-1983)-(Martha)................................27 Dunleith Dr., St. Louis 63124-1896 Home Ph: 314-997-1892 E-Mail: e.dille@sbcglobal.net 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 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., Mission Hills, 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 Daniel F. Cole (1990-1991)-(Rhonda)........................... 9808 Eagle Crest Ct., St. Louis 63127 Home Ph: 314-729-1314 Fax: 314-729-1071 Dale C. Motter (1993-1994)-(Marijane)........................... P.O. Box 252, Kirksville 63501-0252 Home Ph: 660-665-6931 E-Mail dalemotter@hotmail.com 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 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)............................ 2249 E. Cragmont St., Springfield 65804 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: stan.jennthompson@att.net Dr. Elmer E. Revelle, (2004-2005) (Diana)............................ 5009 Hatteras, Columbia 65202 Home Ph: 573-875-5581 E-Mail: eerevelle@gmail.com John M. Nations (2005-2006) (Bridget).................#8 Baxter Lane, Chesterfield 63017-4962 Home Ph: 636-530-9433 William A. Martin (2005-2006, Grand Lodge of Oregon) (Sylvia).........................#814034 E. No-Horse Rd, Nevada 64772 Home Ph: 417-549-9960 M. Robert Berger (2006-2007) (Barb)......14181 Woodsmill Cove Drive, Chesterfield 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) (Sisser)..........................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 64015 Home Ph: 816-988-8828 Cell Ph: 816-645-6178 E-mail: rockandjan@comcast.net Larry C. Reynolds (2009-2010) (Bettie).........................443 Wildwood Dr, Rogersville 65742 Home Ph: 417-753-3356 Cell Ph: 417-207-4060 E-mail: LReynolds@premierautooutlet.com Gail S. Turner (2010-2011) (Tina)..................................... 106 Halliburton, Brookfield 64628 Home Ph: 660-258-5072 Cell Ph: 660-200-6944 E-mail: Gail@bankbp.com


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John W. Hess (2011-2012) (Ina)..................................................125 Groom Ave., Liberty 64068 Cell Ph: 816-803-2817 E-Mail: sgmo4@sbcglobal.net David L. Ramsey (2012-2013) (Friday)..................... 2642 S. Williams Ct., Springfield 65807 Cell Ph: 417-379-9700 E-Mail: dramsey1791@gmail.com Jon B. Broyles (2013-2014) (Anna) (366)..............................1515 S. Riggen, Kirksville 63501 Cell Ph: 314-520-7578 E-Mail: broyles1@swbell.net David W. Haywood (2014-2015) (Diane)..................... 1335 Grenmar Dr., Fenton 63026-3350 Home Ph: 636-343-1830 E-Mail: wg84sec@hotmail.com

EMERITUS GRAND OFFICERS GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI James E. Spencer, Grand Lecturer Emeritus 6620 E 134th Terrace, Grandview 64030 Home Ph: 816-763-3697 Randall Jay Jones, Grand Lecturer Emeritus 1179 Low Gap Rd., Fordland 65652 Home Ph: 417-767-2737

APPOINTMENTS OF GRAND MASTER’S STANDING COMMITTEES 2015-2016 APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES: Rocky E. Weaver, PGM – Chmn, Keith M. Bail, William R. Stewart, J. Scott Stacey. BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD: Rocky E. Weaver, PGM – Chmn., Jon B. Broyles, PGM, Daniel F. Cole, PGM. BY-LAWS: John C. Spielman – Chmn., Jonce B. Chidister, Jeffrey A. Keevil, William M. Shansey, Fawzy T. Simon (non-voting assistant). CHARTERED LODGES: Craig A. Skinner - Chmn., Michael L. Dodd, F. Brad Fowler, John P. Tate, Charles F. Wiegert. CORRESPONDENCE: William Snyder – Chmn., Aaron Shoemaker, Chris Tilley. CREDENTIALS: William B. VanMeter – Chmn., Morris F. Coburn, Ronald M. Hickey, Mitchell S. Parsons, Ronald D. Reynolds, Grant G. Smith, Don L. Taylor. ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS: Charles Brent Stewart – Chmn., Dale M. Bryan, Richard L. Smith, Rocky E. Weaver, PGM, William E. Zimmerman. FORMS AND CEREMONIES: Gail S. Turner, PGM – Chmn., Stanton T. Brown, II, Rick Kaeser, Grand Lecturer. GRAND LODGE OFFICE BUILDING: Charles Brent Stewart – Chmn., Richard L. Smith, Ronald D. Jones, R. Tim Thomas, Dale M. Bryan. GRAND MASTER’S ADDRESS: David W. Haywood, PGM – Chmn. JURISPRUDENCE: Jonce B. Chidister – Chmn., David Appleby, John Caraker, R. Scott Gardner, Douglas D. Ritterskamp, Judge Kevin L. Walden. LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION: Jimmie D. Lee, PGM – Chmn., Robert M. Berger, PGM, Rocky E. Weaver, PGM, David W. Haywood, PGM. LONG RANGE PLANNING: Charles Brent Stewart, Chairman, Steven J. Kracht, Terry G. Pollard, Tray B. Wetherell, All Advancing Line Officers. MASONIC EDUCATION: David B. Brown – Chmn., William B. Kiphart II, Jeffrey A. Parrotte, Matthew D. Ruth, Bobbie E. White. MASONIC PUBLICATIONS: Charles Brent Stewart - Chmn., Richard L. Smith,


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Ronald D. Jones, R. Tim Thomas, Editor David W. Haywood, PGM, Dale M. Bryan. MILEAGE AND PER DIEM: Jack C. DeSelms – Chmn., Duane Dimmitt, Matthew E. Hamilton, Jack Kairy, Lloyd G. Lyon, Eric R. Peterson, Joseph S. Russell, Mitchell C. Weinsting, Terry N. Wells, Bobbie E. White, Gregory W. Yoder. NECROLOGY: Elmer E. Revelle, PGM – Chmn., Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., PGM. PUBLIC RELATIONS: Emmett J. Bryson – Chmn., Randy C. Davis, Robert C. Floyd, Brian K. Goldman, David L. Jacobi, Joshua A. Thompson RELIEF AND CHARITY: Charles Brent Stewart – Chmn., Richard L. Smith, Ronald D. Jones, R. Tim Thomas, Dale M. Bryan RITUAL: Grand Lecturer Michael Wheeler – Chmn., G. David Wheelock, Gregory E. Golden, Glenn H. Burrows, Robert E. Lee Martin, Thomas E. Kuhn, Christopher C. McLemore IV, Randy E. Jennings, Donald E. Scott, PGM, Gail S. Turner, PGM. WAYS AND MEANS: Robert D. Couldry – Chmn., Emmett J. Bryson, Nicholas R. Cichielo, Taz A. Meyer, G. Sam Montgomery, H. Keith Neese, Tom Howard. YOUTH: Michael J. Lodholz – Chmn., Lawrence S. Cameron, Randy C. Davis, Gary W. Dryer, Robert S. Efken, Rodney L. Pensel.

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 2015-2016 ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Kevin M. Fuller, Cliff Dobbins, Larry Dreppard, Jeff Henty, George Shelley. C2A: Charles Brent Stewart-Chmn., Stanton T. Brown II, Ty G. Treutelaar, William E. Zimmerman, Jeffrey A. Parrotte GEORGE WASHINGTON NAT’L. MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION: Charles Brent Stewart – Chmn., Richard L. Smith, Ronald D. Jones, Dale M. Bryan. INSURANCE: David R. Ingersoll – Chmn., Ronald C. Burlison, Webb Edwards, John B. Grossnickle. INVESTMENT: Nicholas R. Cichielo – Chmn., Charles Brent Stewart, Richard L. Smith, Ronald D. Jones, R. Tim Thomas, Dale M. Bryan, Robert D. Couldry. LIBRARY: John W. Hess, PGM – Chmn., Gail S. Turner, PGM, David L. Ramsey, PGM, Thomas L. Truman. MASONIC CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION: Barry V. Cundiff – Chmn., Ty G. Treutelaar, Richard W. Kaeser, William E. Zimmerman, Dale M. Bryan. MEMBERSHIP: Philip A. Cole – Chmn., Jason K. Denman, Justin W. Dryer, Corey B. Huntsucker, Christopher E. Tilley. MENTORING: Jeffrey A. Parrotte – Chmn., Thomas E. Kuhn, William E. Zimmerman. RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES: John W. Hess, PGM – Chmn., Glenn E. Means, PGM. SAMUEL SMITH STEWART TRUST: Steven D. Duncan – Chmn., Nicholas R. Cichielo, Robert D. Couldry, Jimmie D. Lee, PGM, David L. Ramsey, PGM, John W. Siscel. SCHOLARSHIP: Charles Brent Stewart – Chmn., Richard L. Smith, Ronald D. Jones, R. Tim Thomas, Stanton T. Brown, II. TECHNOLOGY: Kevin Fuller – Chmn., Jeffrey W. Bloemker, Jason L. Goran, James L. Lowman.


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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 2015-2016 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 V. Coy James R. Thomson William J. King Richard G. Jones William D. Stewart, Jr. Kim A. Evans Emmett J. Bryson Michael A. Marvin Dean McAdams Timothy A. Turco Jared A. Price Ronald L. Kribbs James D. Merchant Billy R. French Jeffrey W. Bloemker Joseph D. Strobbe Cecil R. Wagers Scott A. Filkins Richard A. Riepe Darrin J. Taylor Charles W. Palmer Clifford R. Dobbins Robert G. Bauer

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Scott A. Schultz Christopher J. Newbold Craig G. Bowles Phillip A. Cole Steven J. Kracht Francis D. Jett David W. Watkins, Sr. Steven F. Eberharter Cleo W. Fields Rick F. Hurshman Paul L. Daniels James E. McManigle Edward L. Bluebaum David M. Martin Lawrence R. Kelly John G. Plunkett Christopher A. Nelson Tommy L. Shepard Jeffrey S. Pennington Earl W. Calhoun Rick F. Hutcheson Benjamin J. Oakley Christopher M. Nickle Kevin R. Larson


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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS 2015-2016 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

Tom Cotton Charles L. Allen Douglas A. Linville L. Don Frazier William J. Hollingsworth Douglas W. Davis Gary Caldwell Robert A. Gentry Michael L. Dodd Christopher E. Peterman Gary A. McCormack Michael J. Minton Lloyd G. Lyon William R. Siegfried Anthony J. Kerns Joshua A. Thompson Dennis W. Spears Kenneth E. Crawford George Barrios Bobby D. Smith Matthew B. James Gary N. Baskett Russell G. Humphrey, Jr.

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.

Thomas L. Cahall Glenn Parker Michael P. Singer, Jr. R. Miguel White Warren E. Dixon John J. Tune Thomas D. Shaw,II Kenneth D. Bridges Alvin O. Griffin James R. Leonard Wade D. Parker Michael F. Smith Marion E. Williams, Jr. Allen D. Dalton Christopher J. Moser Ronald Galemore Jonce B. Chidister Mitchell S. Penn Jeffrey W. Richey Tom Williams John W. Eden William J. Sherman John V. Tsangaris

REGIONAL GRAND LECTURERS 2015 - 2016 REGION A-Guy Dave Wheelock, 4524 W. Knox Drive, Columbia, MO 65203 REGION B-Gregory E. Golden, 400 N 33 Hwy, Holt, MO 64048 REGION C-Glenn H. Burrows, 2800 Cityview Drive, Apt 129, North Kansas City, MO 64116 REGION D-Robert E. Lee Martin, 6985 Schmidt Lane, Sullivan, MO 63080 REGION E-Thomas E. Kuhn, P.O. Box 515197, St. Louis, MO 63151 REGION F-Christopher C. McLemore IV, 13537 E. Neosho Rd., Nevada, MO 64772 REGION G-Randy E. Jennings, P.O. Box 474, Bernie, MO 63822


Grand Master

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Senior G. Warden

Junior G. Warden

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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

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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

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

FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, APRIL 23, 1821 (Continued)

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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* Sept. 1935................... James W. Skelly*.............. Geo. W. Walker*.................... H.L. Reader*....................... Henry C. Chiles*.................... E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather*

Date Election

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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. 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* Sept. 1972................... W.H. McLaughlin*............ Walter L. Walker.................. Herman A. Orlick................ Lewis C. Wes Cook................. W.H. Utz, Jr............................. Frank A. Arnold

Date Election

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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. 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*............ 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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Grand Master

D. Grand Master

Senior G. Warden

Junior G. Warden

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

Grand Secretary

Sept. 2010................... Gail S. Turner................... John. W. Hess....................... David L. Ramsey................. Jon B. Broyles........................ Nicholas R. Cichielo................ Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2011................... John W. Hess.................... David L. Ramsey.................. Jon B. Broyles..................... David W. Haywood................. Nicholas R. Cichielo................ Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2012................... David L. Ramsey ............. Jon B. Broyles....................... David W. Haywood.............. Brent Stewart......................... Nicholas R. Cichielo................ Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2013................... Jon B. Broyles................... David W. Haywood............... Brent Stewart..................... Richard L. Smith.................... Nicholas R. Cichielo................ Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2014................... David W. Haywood........... Brent Stewart....................... Richard L. Smith................ Ronald D. Jones..................... Nicholas R. Cichielo................ Ronald D. Miller

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County

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

Hiram.......................... St. Charles................. St. Charles............... Missouri........ 1820 by G.L. of Tennessee................... Surrendered April 4, 1825 Harmony..................... Louisiana.................... Pike.......................... Missouri........ October 11, 1821.................................. Surrendered April, 1825 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. Illinoise 1824 Unity........................... Jackson....................... Cape Girardeau....... Missouri........ November 25, 1821, disp. G.L of Indiana... Surrendered January 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 December 20, 1831 Grover......................... Calhoun...................... Henry....................... Missouri........ May 1852............................................. Died 1860 Vandalia...................... Vandalia..................... Fayette..................... Illinois........... October 8, 1822.................................... United with 1st G. L. Illinoise 1824 Williamsburg.............. Williamsburg.............. Callaway.................. Missouri........ May 6, 1852......................................... Surrendered December 31, 1929 Sangamon................... Springfield.................. Sangamon................ Illinois........... October 25, 1822.................................. Arrested April 11, 1826 Union........................... Jonesboro................... Union....................... Illinois........... October 25, 1822.................................. United with 1st G. L. Illinoise 1824 Shawnee...................... New Santa Fe............. Jackson.................... Missouri........ May, 1858............................................. Surrendered 1863 Chapel......................... Chapel Hill................. Lafayette................. Missouri........ May 6, 1852......................................... Surrendered 1855 Agency......................... Agency........................ Buchanan................ Missouri........ June 1, 1866......................................... Consolidated with Saxton No. 508, September 5, 2012 Eden............................ Covington................... Washington.............. Illinois........... October 9, 1822.................................... United with 1st G. L. Illinoise 1824 Tucker......................... Ste. Genevieve........... St. Genevieve........... Missouri........ October 10,1826................................... Surrendered April 6, 1831 Boonville..................... Boonville..................... Cooper...................... Missouri........ April 3, 1827........................................ Arrested October 3, 1838 Auburn........................ Auburn....................... Lincoln..................... Missouri........ May 8, 1852......................................... Arrested October 1884, by Lee A. Hall, G.M. Eolia............................ Eolia........................... Pike.......................... Missouri........ October 16, 1884.................................. Consolidated with Perserverence No. 92, September 18, 1990 Central........................ Smithville................... Clay.......................... Missouri........ May 6, 1852......................................... Went down on account of war, 1861 Perseverence............... Louisiana.................... Pike.......................... Missouri........ April 18, 1828...................................... Arrested April 3, 1838 Columbia..................... Columbia.................... Boone....................... Missouri........ October 5, 1830.................................... Arrested October 3, 1838 Clarksville................... Clarksville.................. Pike.......................... Missouri........ October 8, 1830.................................... Consolidated with Perserverence No. 92, May 6, 1997 Paris Union................. Paris........................... Monroe..................... Missouri........ March 1, 1835...................................... Consolidated with Holliday No. 660, February 15, 2011 St. Louis...................... Creve Coeur............... St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 24, 1836.................................. Consolidated with St. Louis Missouri No. 1, October 17, 1991 New London................ New London............... Ralls......................... Missouri........ October 5, 1837.................................... Surrendered 1862, on account of war Greencastle................. Greencastle................ Sullivan................... Missouri........ June 2, 1866......................................... Arrested April, 1879 Havana........................ McFall........................ Gentry...................... Missouri........ October 16, 1879.................................. Consolidated with Gentryville No. 125, October 1, 1980 Wellington................... Dekalb........................ Buchanon................. Missouri........ May 16, 1892....................................... Consolidated with Agency No. 10, March 11, 1992 Franlin........................ Alton........................... Madison................... Illinois........... October 5, 1837.................................... United with G. L.of Illinois, 1843 Hiram.......................... St. Charles................. St. Charles............... Missouri........ October 5, 1837.................................... Arrested October 16, 1846 Florida......................... Florida........................ Monroe..................... Missouri........ May 6, 1852......................................... Consolidated with Lick Creek No. 302, January 1, 1986 Florida......................... Florida........................ Monroe..................... Missouri........ December 1, 1852................................ Consolidated with Lick Creek No. 302, September 18, 1985 Harmony..................... Jacksonville................ Morgan.................... Illinois........... October 2, 1838.................................... United with G. L. of Illinois, 1840 Wyaconda.................... LaGrange................... Lewis........................ Missouri........ June 10, 1853....................................... Surrendered 1876 Wyaconda.................... LaGrange................... Lewis........................ Missouri........ October 11, 1887.................................. Consolidated with Craft No. 287, February 6, 1978 Joachim....................... Herculaneum............. Jefferson.................. Missouri........ October 1820, by G.L. Tennessee........ Arrested April 8, 1825 Springfield................... Springfield.................. Sangamon................ Illinois........... October 8, 1839.................................... United with G. L. of Illinois, 1840 Ava............................... Ava.............................. Douglas.................... Missouri........ October 13, 1887.................................. Arrested June, 1892, by B.H. Ingram, G.M. Mexico......................... Mexico........................ Audrain.................... Missouri........ May 6, 1852......................................... Consolidated with Hebron No. 354, 1887

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

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Date of Charter

Remarks

Ringgold...................... Camden Point............ Platte....................... Missouri........ May 6, 1852......................................... Arrested May, 1855 Temperance................. Vandalia..................... Platte....................... Illinois........... October 9, 1839.................................... United with G. L. of Illinois, 1842 Temple......................... Mellville...................... Dade......................... Missouri........ May, 1858............................................. Surrendered 1863 Evergreen.................... New Haven................. Franklin................... Missouri........ November 1, 1864................................ Consolidated with Hope No. 251, June 23, 1992 Far West...................... Galena........................ Jo Daviess................ Illinois........... October 11, 1839.................................. Surrendered 1846 Osage........................... Little Osage................ Vernon...................... Missouri........ May 6, 1852......................................... Destroyed 1861, by war Lafayette..................... Lexington................... Lafayette................. Missouri........ October 8, 1840.................................... Arrested December 1, 1866 Lafayette..................... Lexington................... Lafayette................. Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. Consolidated with Lexington No. 149, 1882 Triangle....................... Perryville.................... Perry........................ Missouri........ October 12, 1882.................................. Consolidated with Triple Tie No. 457, 1887 Humphreys................. Humphreys................ Sullivan................... Missouri........ October 13, 1887.................................. Consolidated with Trenton No. 111, December 6, 1984 Hillsboro (Mt. Moriah)... Hilsboro...................... Montgomery............ Missouri........ October 8, 1840.................................... Arrested October 16, 1846 Independence.............. Independence............. Jackson.................... Missouri........ October 8, 1841.................................... Surrendered October 1846 Hemple........................ .................................... ................................. ...................... September 9, 1990............................... Consolidated with Continental No. 454, September 4, 1990 Dawson........................ Wellington.................. Lafayette................. Missouri........ May 28,1858........................................ Surrendered 1864 Cedar........................... Owensville.................. Gasconade............... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Arrested January 1990 Hemple........................ Hemple....................... Clinton..................... Missouri........ October 18, 1900.................................. Consolidated with Continental No. 454, September 4, 1990 Graham....................... Pleasand Hill............. Cass......................... Missouri........ June 12, 1853....................................... Destroyed 1862 by war Tully............................ Tully............................ Lewis........................ Missouri........ June 9, 1853......................................... Surrendered May. 1863 Clinton........................ Carlyle........................ Clinton..................... Illinois........... October 8, 1841.................................... Arrested October 19, 1846 Modena........................ Modena....................... Mercer...................... Missouri........ June 2, 1866......................................... Arrested October 1876 DeWitt......................... DeWitt........................ Carroll...................... Missouri........ October 17, 1878.................................. Consolidated with Wakanda No. 52, October 9, 1969 Coleman...................... St. Louis..................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ October 8, 1841.................................... Changed to “Mt. Moriah No. 40”, 1844 Mt. Moriah.................. Florissant................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 14,1841................................... Consolidated with Mizpah Mt. Moriah No. 40, October 17, 1995 Des Moines.................. Burlington.................. ................................. Iowa Ty......... October 20, 1841.................................. Untied with G.L. IA 1844 Bolivar......................... Bolivar........................ Polk.......................... Missouri........ June 9, 1853......................................... Surrendered 1863 Aetna........................... Aetna.......................... Scotland................... Missouri........ June 2, 1866......................................... Consolidated with Memphis No. 16, 1890 Bismarck..................... Bismarck.................... St. Francois............. Missouri........ October 15, 1891.................................. Consolidated with Leadwood No. 598, November 26, 2005 Houston....................... Breckenridge.............. Caldwell................... Missouri........ June2, 1866.......................................... Arrested April 22, 1869 Iowa............................. Bloomington............... ................................. Iowa Ty......... October 20, 1841.................................. United with G.L. IA, 1844 Middle Grove.............. Middle Grove.............. Monroe..................... Missouri........ June 9, 1853......................................... Arrested Frebruary 29, 1864 Middle Grove.............. Middle Grove.............. Monroe..................... Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Arrested December 17, 1943 by W. F. Woodruff, G.M. Jacksonville................ Jacksonville................ Randolph................. Missouri........ June 2, 1866......................................... Surrendered October 1899 Rochester.................... Rochester.................... Andrew.................... Missouri........ June 10, 1853....................................... Surrendered 1865 Fair Play..................... Fair Play..................... Polk.......................... Missouri........ October 18, 1900.................................. Consolidated with Bolivar No. 195 February 9, 1993 Sparta (Kabzeett)....... Sparta......................... Buchanon................. Missouri........ October 18, 1841.................................. Arrested October 19, 1846 Martha Washington.... Washington................ Franklin................... Missouri........ June 10, 1853....................................... Arrested May, 1863 Fayette........................ Fayette....................... Howard.................... Missouri........ October 7, 1841.................................... Consolidated with Howard No. 4, February 22, 1999 Mineral Point.............. Mineral Point............. ................................. Wis Ty........... October 11, 1842.................................. United with G.L. Wisconsin, 1844 Haynesville................. Haynesville................ Clinton..................... Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Changed to “Holt No. 49,” September 1904 Holt.............................. Holt............................. Clay.......................... Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Surrendered Charter, November 20, 1978

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No.

Town

County

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

Middletown................. Middletown................ Montgomery............ Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Arrested May 18, 1858 Ozark........................... Springfield.................. Greene..................... Missouri........ October 17, 1842.................................. Arrested October 18, 1847 Anderson..................... Chapel Hill................. Lafayette................. Missouri........ May, 1858............................................. Destroyed 1861, by war Linvingston................. Glascow...................... Howard.................... Missouri........ October 11, 1842.................................. Surrendered September 1876 Linvingston................. Glascow...................... Howard.................... Missouri........ October 12, 1876.................................. Consolidated with Fayette No. 47, February 6, 1979 Douglas....................... Marthasvilles............. Warren..................... Missouri........ October 11, 1842.................................. Surrendered November 15, 1883 Platte........................... Platte City.................. Platte....................... Missouri........ October 14, 1842.................................. Surrendered 1864 Tipton.......................... Tipton......................... Monitieau................ Missouri........ August 7, 1866..................................... Consolidated with California No 183, July 1, 1992 Monticello.................... Monticello................... Lewis........................ Missouri........ October 12, 1842.................................. Arrested October 1886, by James W. Boyd, G.M. Lancaster.................... Lancaster................... Schuyler................... Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Arrested 1866 Marion......................... Salem.......................... Marion..................... Illinois........... ctober 11, 1842..................................... United with G.L. Illinois, 1844 St. Clair....................... Belleville..................... St. Clair................... Illinois........... October 11, 1842.................................. United with G.L. Illinois, 1843 New Bloomfield........... New Bloomfield.......... Callaway.................. Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Consolidated with Jefferson No. 43, July 31, 2012 Osceola........................ Osceola....................... St. Clair................... Missouri........ October 15, 1842.................................. Destroyed 1861, by war Maysville..................... Maysville.................... DeKalb..................... Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Destroyed 1862, by war Dubuque...................... Dubuque..................... ................................. Iowa Ty......... October 10, 1843.................................. United with G.L. Iowa 1855 St. Marys..................... Perryville.................... Perry........................ Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Surrendered, January 1864 Iowa City..................... Marshall..................... ................................. Iowa Ty......... October 10, 1843.................................. United with G. L. of Iowa 1855 Landmark................... Platteville................... Benton..................... Missouri........ October 12, 1843.................................. Destroyed 1861, by war Melody......................... Warsaw....................... ................................. Wis Ty........... October 12, 1843.................................. United with G. L. Wisconsin, 1844 Pattonsburg................ Pattonsburg................ Davies...................... Missouri........ May 9, 1864......................................... Consolidated with Western Star No. 15, June 30, 1990 Marshall...................... Iowa City.................... Saline....................... Missouri........ October 12, 1843.................................. Arrested 1851 Rocheport.................... Rocheport................... Boone....................... Missouri........ October 20, 1843.................................. United with Howard No. 4, April 19, 1945 Tebo............................. Clinton........................ Henry....................... Missouri........ October 23, 1844.................................. Arrested 1889, by J. P. Wood, G. M. Alexandria.................. Alexandria.................. Clark........................ Missouri........ October 16, 1844.................................. Arrested 1864 College......................... Marion College........... Marion..................... Missouri........ October 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” October 1891 Armstrong................... Armstrong.................. Howard.................... Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Consolidated with Fayette No. 47, February 15, 1977 Danville....................... Danville...................... Montgomery............ Missouri........ October, 16, 1844................................. Consolidated with Florence No. 261, 1892 Gorin .......................... Gorin........................... Scotland................... Missouri........ October 13, 1892.................................. Consolidated with Rutledge No. 572, October 18, 1982 Eureka......................... Brunswick.................. Chariton.................. Missouri........ October 17, 1845.................................. 1992 Ashley.......................... Ashley......................... Pike.......................... Missouri........ October 19, 1846.................................. Surrendered October 18, 1897 Bowling Green............ Bowling Green........... Pike.......................... Missouri........ October 14, 1846.................................. Changed to “Ashley No. 75” Neosho......................... Neosho........................ Newton.................... Missouri........ October 14, 1846.................................. Surrendered March 1893 Hickory Grove............. Hickory Grove............ Callaway.................. Missouri........ June 2, 1866......................................... Surrendered March , 1893 Central........................ Molino......................... Audrain.................... Missouri........ October 12, 1893.................................. United with Hebron No. 354, February 20, 1951 Dana............................ Calhoun...................... Henry....................... Missouri........ October 17, 1846.................................. Arrested October 38, 1852 Multanomah............... Oregon City................ ................................. Oregon.......... October 19, 1846.................................. 1st Lodge on Pacific Coast, United G. L. of Oregon Potter........................... Longwood................... Pettis........................ Missouri........ May 25, 1854....................................... Surrendered December 2, 1896

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State

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Johnson....................... Warrensburg.............. Johnson.................... Missouri........ March 19, 1847.................................... Destroyed 1861, by war Miami.......................... Miami......................... Saline....................... Missouri........ June2, 1866.......................................... Consolidated with Cambridge No. 63, December 5, 1978 Mitchell....................... Columbia.................... Johnson.................... Missouri........ May 9, 1850......................................... Destroyed 1861, by war Mo. Mil 3rd Reg’t Mo. Vol......................... .................................... ................................. ...................... October 14, 1847.................................. Closed with Mexican War Hardin......................... Santa Fe..................... ................................. Ty. Of N. M.... October 9, 1847.................................... No record except Dispensation Bates........................... Butler......................... Bates........................ Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Destroyed 1861, by war Olive Branch............... Union.......................... Franklin................... Missouri........ October 14, 1847.................................. Arrested about 1855 Dresden....................... Dresden...................... Pettis........................ Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. Arrested July, 1878, by T. C. Ready, G.M. Defiance....................... Sheridan..................... Worth....................... Missouri........ October 17, 1879.................................. Consolidated with Grant City No. 66, January 1888 Prairie......................... Harrisonville.............. Cass......................... Missouri........ October 12, 1847.................................. Destroyed 1861, by war King Solomon.............. St. Catharine.............. Linn......................... Missouri........ June 2, 1866......................................... Consolidated with Broodfield No. 86, January 1888 Russellville.................. Russellville................. Cole.......................... Missouri........ October 11, 1888.................................. Consolidated with California No. 183, November 8, 2010 Madison....................... Madison...................... Monroe..................... Missouri........ October 12, 1847.................................. Consolidated 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 Meramac..................... Eureka........................ St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 17, 1878.................................. Arrested Septembe 1916, by F.R. Jesse, G. M Pomegrate-Pyramid... St. Louis..................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ February 11, 1998............................... Consolidated with Forest Park No. 578, September 6, 2007 St. Andrews................. Shelbyville.................. Shelby...................... Missouri........ May 10, 1848....................................... Consolidated with Shelbina No. 228, March 21, 1970 Western Star............... “Convenient Place”.... ................................. Calif. Ty........ May 10, 1848....................................... Withdrew to form G.L. California, 1850 Mt. Vernon.................. Mt. Vernon................. Lawrence................. Missouri........ May 11, 1848........................................ Surrendered December 27, 1862 Canton......................... Canton........................ Lewis........................ Missouri........ May 11, 1848........................................ Consolidated with Craft No. 287, December, 1898 Green . ........................ Springfield.................. Greene..................... Missouri........ May 12, 1848....................................... United with United No. 5, 1857 Easton......................... Easton........................ Buchanon................. Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Arrested October, 1886m by J.W. Boyd, G.M. Bogard......................... Bogard........................ Carroll...................... Missouri........ October 14, 1886.................................. Consolidated with Wakanda No. 52m November 12, 1981 Bloomington................ Bevier......................... Macon...................... Missouri........ May 10, 1849....................................... Consolidated with Callao No. 38, November 29,1982 Carthage..................... Carthage..................... Jasper...................... Missouri........ May 12, 1848....................................... Burned out 1861 Heroine Rockhill......... Kansas City................ Jackson.................... Missouri........ November 12, 2001.............................. Consolidated with Ivanhoe No. 446, March 15, 2007 Relief........................... Georgetown................ Pettis........................ Missouri........ May 10, 1849....................................... Went down 1860 Macon.......................... Macon......................... Macon...................... Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Surrenedered 1873 Laporte........................ Macon......................... Macon...................... Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Changed to “Macon No. 106”, May 26, 1864 Miami.......................... Miami......................... Saline....................... Missouri........ May 10, 1849....................................... Surrendered February 10,1857 Golden Square............ Westport..................... Jackson.................... Missouri........ May 10, 1849....................................... Arrested October 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.... October 19, 1867.................................. United with G.L. N.M.,1877 Gothic.......................... Moberly...................... Randolph................. Missouri........ October 17, 1878.................................. Consolidated with Moberly No. 344, 1896 Pineville...................... Pineville..................... McDonald................ Missouri........ October 22, 1896.................................. Arrested by Grand Lodge, 1919 Altamont..................... Altamont.................... Daviess.................... Missouri........ September 19, 1919............................. United with Western Star No. 15, June 17,1949

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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. of Pennsylvania............ Arrested by G.L. Pennsylvania, 1824 St. Louis...................... St. Louis..................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ 1809, by G.L. of Pennsylvania............ Arrested Ezell............................. St. Francisville........... Clark........................ Missouri........ May 9, 1850......................................... Surrenderd 1860 Maitland...................... Maitland..................... Holt.......................... Missouri........ October 1, 1867.................................... Consolidated with Mound City No. 294, March 8, 1988 Waverly....................... Waverly...................... Lafayette................. Missouri........ May 9, 1850......................................... Surrendered January 28, 1860 Sibley........................... Sibley.......................... Jackson.................... Missouri........ May 10, 1850....................................... Surrendered 1863 Border......................... Southwest City........... McDonald................ Missouri........ October 15, 1874.................................. Surrendered October 1882 Laddonia..................... Laddonia.................... Audrain.................... Missouri........ October 18, 1882.................................. Consolidated with Hebron No. 354, April 17, 1990 Daviess........................ Gallatin...................... Daviess.................... Missouri........ May 10, 1850....................................... Arrested 1876 Barnes......................... Cabool......................... Texas........................ Missouri........ October 19, 1878.................................. Consolidated with Mountain Grove No. 158, June 12, 1992 Versailles..................... Versailles.................... Morgan.................... Missouri........ May 10, 1850....................................... Consolidated with Morgan No. 320, 1923 Helena......................... Helena........................ Andrew.................... Missouri........ October 22, 1924.................................. Consolidated with Union Star no. 124, October 3, 1988 Hiram.......................... St. Charles................. St. Charles............... Missouri........ May 10, 1850....................................... Surrendered May 1862 Kingston...................... Kingston..................... Caldwell................... Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. United with Hamilton No. 224, December 15, 1953 Foster.......................... Boston......................... Scott......................... Missouri........ May 10, 1850....................................... Surrendered 1866 Erwin........................... St. Louis..................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ May 9, 1851......................................... Consolidated with Tuscan No. 360, December 20, 1983 Dover........................... Dover.......................... Lafayette................. Missouri........ May 20, 1850....................................... Consolidated with Lafayette No. 437, February, 1893 Triplett........................ Triplett....................... Chariton.................. Missouri........ October 12, 1893.................................. Surrendered Charter, July 15, 1982 Cedar........................... Fremont...................... Cedar....................... Missouri........ May 10, 1851....................................... Surrendered 1863 Dardene....................... O’Fallon...................... St. Charles............... Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. Arrested January 15, 1885, by R.F. Stevenson, G.M. Union Star.................. Union Star.................. DeKalb..................... Missouri........ October 15, 1885.................................. Consolidated with Ancient Craft No. 377, November 5, 1998 McFall-Gentryville..... McFall........................ Gentry...................... Missouri........ May 10, 1850....................................... Consolidated with Ancient Craft No. 377, October 16, 2003 Seaman....................... Milan.......................... Sullivan................... Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Consolidated with Unionville No. 210 on October 1, 2012 Kirksville.................... Kirksville.................... Adair........................ Missouri........ May 8, 1851......................................... Arrested 1863, New Charter 1864 to No. 105 Live Oak...................... Pleasant Hill.............. Cass......................... Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. Arrested by G.L. of Missouri, 1877 Lorraine...................... Ridgeway.................... Harrison.................. Missouri........ October 17,1878................................... Consolidated with Lodge of Light No. 257, November 25, 1981 Constantine................. Charleston.................. Mississippi............... Missouri........ May 8, 1851......................................... Surrendered July 28, 1874 Charleston................... Charleston.................. Mississippi............... Missouri........ October 12, 1876.................................. Surrenedered December 1889 Barry........................... Cassville..................... Barry........................ Missouri........ May, 1852............................................. Arrested 1852 West Prairie................ Clarkton..................... Dunklin.................... Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Arrested October 1886, by J.W. Boyd, G.M. Hume........................... Hume.......................... Bates........................ Missouri........ October 14, 1886.................................. Consolidated with Foster No. 554, October 16, 1978 Star of the West.......... Ironton........................ Iron.......................... Missouri........ May 5, 1855......................................... Consolidated with Pendleton No. 551, January 28, 2005 Sarcoxie....................... Sarcoxie...................... Jasper...................... Missouri........ May, 1851............................................. Arrested May 1858 Pleasant Mount.......... Olean.......................... Miller....................... Missouri........ May 30,1860........................................ Chaged to “Olean No. 134”, 1900 Olean........................... Olean.......................... Miller....................... Missouri........ May 30,1860........................................ Consolidated with Ionia No. 381, December 29, 1966 Ridgley........................ Ridgley........................ Platte....................... Missouri........ May 7, 1851......................................... Destroyed 1861, by war Warrensburg............... Warrensburg.............. Johnson.................... Missouri........ October 19,1867................................... Consolidated with Corinthian No. 265, 1889 Braymer...................... Braymer..................... Caldwell................... Missouri........ October 17, 1889.................................. Consolidated 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........ October 17,1895................................... Surrendered July 31, 2000 Round Prairie............. Newark....................... Andrew.................... Missouri........ May 31,1855........................................ Arrested 1865

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Oregon......................... Forest City................. Holt.......................... Missouri........ May 31,1855........................................ Consolidated with Ewing No. 597, July 11, 1996 Smithton..................... Smithfield................... ................................. Kan. Ty......... May, 1855............................................. United to form G.L. Kansas Papinsville.................. Papinsville.................. Bates........................ Missouri........ May 28,1858........................................ Consolidated with Rockville No. 341, March 1928 Middleburry................ Middlebury................. Mercer...................... Missouri........ May 31, 1855....................................... Arrested 1872 Oriental....................... Trenton....................... Grundy..................... Missouri........ October 17, 1873.................................. Consolidated with Trenton No. 111, May 20, 1880 Chain of Rocks............ Owensville.................. Lincoln..................... Missouri........ October 14, 1880.................................. Consolidated with Moscow Mills No. 558, October 1905 Pleasant Grove........... Otterville.................... Cooper...................... Missouri........ May 31, 1855....................................... Consolidated with Sedalia No. 236, December 2, 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........ October 1, 1867.................................... Consolidated with Bolivar No. 195, February 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, December 1936 Buffalo......................... Buffalo........................ Dallas....................... Missouri........ May, 1855............................................. Arrested 1861 Yancy........................... Pineville..................... McDonald................ Missouri........ June 1, 1855......................................... Arrested January 19, 1884, by L.A. Hall, G.M. Purdy........................... Purdy.......................... Barry........................ Missouri........ October 7, 1884.................................... United with Monet No. 129, April 4, 1947 Leavenworth............... Leavenworth.............. ................................. Kan. Ty......... June 2, 1855......................................... United to form G.L. Kansas Birming....................... Faucet......................... Buchanon................. Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Consolidated with Wellington No. 22, January 3,1985 Berming...................... Faucet......................... Buchanon................. Missouri........ May 22, 1853....................................... Consolidated with Wellington No. 22, January 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. Kansas Concord....................... Concord...................... Callaway.................. Missouri........ June 1, 1855......................................... Surrendered April 1901 Ionic............................. Desloge....................... St. Francois............. Missouri........ October 17, 1901.................................. Consolidated with Elvins-Ionic No. 154, may 19, 1987 Spring Hill.................. Spring Hill.................. Livingston................ Missouri........ June 1, 1860......................................... Arrested March 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........ October 19, 1867.................................. Surrendered April 25, 1885 Pacific.......................... Pacific......................... Franklin................... Missouri........ May 28, 1856....................................... Arrested January 1878, by T.C. Ready, G.M Mendota...................... Protem........................ Taney....................... Missouri........ October 11, 1879.................................. Arrested June 12, 1884, by L.A. Hall, G.M. Green City................... Green City.................. Sullivan................... Missouri........ October 16, 1884.................................. Consolidated with Pollock No. 349, January 1, 1975 Edina........................... Edina.......................... Knox......................... Missouri........ May 29, 1865....................................... Arrested May, 1866 Pleasant...................... Morrisville.................. Polk.......................... Missouri........ October 27, 1867.................................. Consolidated with Bolivar No. 195, May 14, 1968 Robert Morris.............. Savannah................... Andrew.................... Missouri........ May 28, 1856....................................... Surrendered 1857 Clifton Hill.................. Clifton Hill................. Randolph................. Missouri........ October 15, 1858.................................. Consolidated with Huntsville No. 30, July 1, 1975 Whitesville.................. Whitesville................. Andrew.................... Missouri........ May 28, 1856....................................... Consolidated with Ancient Craft No. 377 on August 1, 2009 Occidental................... Overland..................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ May 29, 1856....................................... Consolidated with Overland No. 623, February 22, 1990 Maryville..................... Maryville.................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ May 30, 1857....................................... United with Nodaway No. 470, December 10, 1931 Mirabile....................... Mirabile...................... Caldwell................... Missouri........ May 30, 1857....................................... Consolidated with Polo No. 232, 1889 Portageville................. Portageville................ New Madrid............. Missouri........ October 16, 1890.................................. Surrendered Charter March 5, 1964 Eldorado...................... Luray.......................... Clark........................ Missouri........ May 18, 1857....................................... Surrendered 1861 Orient ......................... Francais...................... St. Louis City.......... Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. Surrendered January 1888 Puxico.......................... Puxico......................... Stoddard.................. Missouri........ October 11, 1888.................................. Surrendered June, 1892 Revere......................... Revere......................... Clark........................ Missouri........ October 31, 1892.................................. United with Hiram No. 362, September 4, 1936

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Fairmount................... Fairmount.................. Clark........................ Missouri........ May 18, 1857....................................... Surrendered June 12, 1863 Tuscumbia................... Tuscumbia.................. Miller....................... Missouri........ May 18, 1857....................................... Surrendered 1863 Benevolence................ Utica........................... Livingston................ ...................... May 30, 1987....................................... Consolidated with Dawn No. 539, June 26, 2000 Wolf Island.................. Wolf Island................. Mississippi............... Missouri........ May 30, 1857....................................... Surrendered August 22, 1874 Union (Bollinger)........ Wolford’s Store........... Bollinger.................. Missouri........ May, 1857.... Went down 1863, by war Union........................... Union.......................... Franklin................... Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. Surrendered May, 1892 Powell.......................... Powell......................... McDonald................ Missouri........ October 13, 1982.................................. Surrendered September, 1903 Sturgeon...................... Sturgeon..................... Boone....................... Missouri........ May 30, 1857....................................... Consolidated with Centralia No. 59, June 2, 1994 Newton........................ Stark City................... Newton.................... Missouri........ May 30, 1857....................................... Consolidated with Granby No. 514, December, 1927 Point Pleasant............ Portageville................ New Madrid............. Missouri........ May 30, 1857.Name Change only to U.G. Totty Lodge No. 176, May 2013 Winchester.................. Winchester................. Clark........................ Missouri........ May, 1857............................................. Destroyed 1861, by war Griswold...................... Bellflower................... Montgomery............ Missouri........ May 28, 1858....................................... Consolidated with Montgomery No. 249, April 18,1978 Kenner......................... Athens........................ Clark........................ Missouri........ May, 1858............................................. Destroyed 1862, by war Des Moines.................. Athens........................ Clark........................ Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. Arrested by Grand Lodge, 1916 Pyramid....................... St. Louis..................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ September 21, 1916............................. Consolidated with Pomegranate No 95, February 11, 1998 Novelty........................ Novelty....................... Knox......................... Missouri........ May 28, 1859....................................... Arrested November 9, 1936 by G.W. Walker, G.M. Pilot Knob................... .................................... ................................. ...................... .............................................................. No. 536, May 9, 1989 Stewartsville............... Stewartsville.............. DeKalb..................... Missouri........ May 29, 1859....................................... Arrested 1894, by Harry Keene, G.M. California.................... California................... Monitieau................ Missouri........ May 28, 1859....................................... Surrendered June, 1898 Modern........................ Humansville............... Polk.......................... Missouri........ May, 1859............................................. Destroyed 1861, by war Calhoun....................... Calhoun...................... Henry....................... Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. Arrested 1886, by J.W. Boyd, G.M Hale City..................... Hale............................ Carroll...................... Missouri........ October 15,1886................................... Arrested September, 1892 Fairfield....................... Fairfield...................... Benton..................... Missouri........ October, 1892....................................... Arrested January 18, 1899, by E.F. Allen, G.M. Morley......................... Morley........................ Scott......................... Missouri........ October 19, 1899.................................. Consolidated with Lakeville No. 489, July 26, 2012 Dayton......................... Dayton........................ Cass......................... Missouri........ May, 1859............................................. Destroyed 1861, by war Morality....................... Renick......................... Randolph................. Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. Consolidated with Moberly No. 344, January 3, 1929 Henry Clay.................. Millersburg................. Callaway.................. Missouri........ May, 1859............................................. Arrested June 1881, by W.R. Srubblefield, G.M. Carter.......................... Jefferson City............. Cole.......................... Missouri........ October 13, 1881.................................. Consolidated with Jefferson City No. 43, 1889 Zeredatha.................... St. Joseph................... ................................. Missouri........ .............................................................. Consolidated with Charity No. 331 to form Charity-Zeredatha 189 Putnam........................ Newton....................... Sullivan................... Missouri........ May 28, 1854....................................... Surrendered September 22, 1992 Zerubbabel.................. Platte City.................. Platte....................... Missouri........ May 28, 1854....................................... Arrested June 1879, by N.M. Givan, G.M. Wilson.......................... Pocahontas................. Cape Girardeau....... Missouri........ October 16, 1879.................................. United with Mystic Tie No. 221, December 2, 1938 Frankford.................... Frankford................... Pike.......................... Missouri........ May 26, 1859....................................... Consolidated with new London No. 307, February 11, 1972 Wellsville..................... Wellsville.................... Montgomery............ Missouri........ May 30, 1869....................................... Consolidated with Montgomery No. 246, December 22, 1975 Wet Au Glaize............. Wet Auglaise.............. Camden.................... Missouri........ May, 1860............................................. Surrendered 1862 Quitman...................... Quitman..................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ May 30, 1860....................................... Consolidated 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........ October 19, 1867.................................. Consolidated with North Star No. 157, February 23, 1981 Jamesport................... Jamesport................... Daviess.................... Missouri........ May 30, 1860....................................... Arresteed January 1892, by B.H. Ingram, G.M. Ravenwood.................. Ravenwood................. Nodaway.................. Missouri........ October 13, 1892.................................. Consolidated with Norway No. 470, May 5, 1980 Westville...................... Westville..................... Chariton.................. Missouri........ June 2, 1866......................................... Consolidted with Marceline No. 481, July 20, 1968

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203 Pleasant Ridge............ Pleasant Ridge........... Harrison.................. Missouri........ May, 1860............................................. Arrested 1863, New Charter 1864 ro No. 105 203 Green Ridge................ Windsor...................... Henry....................... Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. Surrendered 1873 203 Brumley...................... Brumley...................... Miller....................... Missouri........ October 17, 1878.................................. Consolidated with Iberia No. 410, June 7, 1979 204 Bent............................. Taos............................ ................................. Ty. Of N. M.... June 1, 1860......................................... Surrendered 1865 204 Rowley......................... Dearborn.................... Platte....................... Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. Consolidated with Camden Point No. 168, March 3, 1992 205 Rocky Mount............... Camp Ford................. ................................. Utah Ty......... June 1, 1860......................................... Surrendered 1862 206 Somerset..................... Powesville................... Putnam.................... Missouri........ May 29,1861........................................ Consolidated with Hartford No. 171, January 7, 1994 208 Alto Vista.................... Alto Vista.................... Daviess.................... Missouri........ May 1861............................................. Arrested 1865 208 Salisbury..................... Salisbury.................... Chariton.................. Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. Consolidated with Huntsville No. 30, July 1, 1982 211 Orion........................... St. Joseph................... Buchanon................. Missouri........ May 1861............................................. Surrendered 1863 212 Austin.......................... Austin......................... Cass......................... Missouri........ May 1861............................................. Destroyed 1861, by war 214 Forest City.................. Forest City................. Holt.......................... Missouri........ May 30, 1861....................................... Consolidated with Oregon No. 139, March 13, 1974 216 West Plains................. West Plains................ Howell...................... Missouri........ May 1861............................................. Surrendered 1861 216 Granby........................ Granby........................ Newton.................... Missouri........ October 17, 1867.................................. Surrendered December, 1892 217 Quincy......................... Quincy........................ Hickory.................... Missouri........ May 1861............................................. Destroyed by Civil War 218 American Good Hope... St. Louis..................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ May 30, 1861....................................... Consolidated with Craftsman No. 717, March 15, 1997 219 Emerson...................... Emerson..................... Marion..................... Missouri........ May, 1861............................................. Destroyed 1861, by Civil War 219 Everett........................ Everett........................ Cass......................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Consolidated with Coldwater No. 485, 1894 219 New Boston................. New Boston................ Macon...................... Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Surrendered 1871 219 Albert Pike.................. Kansas City................ Jackson.................... Missouri........ .............................................................. Consolidated with Country Club No. 656, September 19, 2012 221 Mystic Tie.................... Oak Ridge................... Cape Girardeau....... Missouri........ May 20, 1861....................................... Consolidated with excelsior No. 441, September 25, 1996 222 Farmers....................... LaBelle....................... Lewis........................ Missouri........ May 30, 1861....................................... Surrendered 1887 223 Jasper.......................... Sarcoxie...................... Jasper...................... Missouri........ May 1861............................................. Destroyed 1863, by Civil War 223 Woodlawn.................... Woodlawn................... Monroe..................... Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. Consolidated with Madison No. 91, August 1920 224 Lamar.......................... Lamar......................... Barton...................... Missouri........ May, 1861............................................. Destroyed 1861, by Civil War 224 Hamilton..................... Hamilton.................... Caldwell................... Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. Consolidated with Polo Lodge No. 232, December 31, 2014 227 Cypress........................ Laclede....................... Linn......................... Missouri........ May 29, 1862....................................... Consolidated with Jackson No. 82, October 12, 1981 229 Nevada........................ Nevada (Alpha).......... Grundy..................... Missouri........ May 29, 1862....................................... Surrendered Charter 1871 229 Mitchell....................... Columbus................... Johnson.................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Surrendered October, 1888 229 Claflin.......................... Protem........................ Taney....................... Missouri........ October 17, 1889.................................. United with Forsyth No. 453, June 3, 1939 231 Warrenton................... Warrenton.................. Warren..................... Missouri........ May, 1863............................................. Surrendered 1899 231 Cardwell...................... Cardwell..................... Dunklin.................... Missouri........ October 19, 1899.................................. Consolidated with Hornersville No. 215, February 1, 1999 232 DeWitt......................... DeWitt........................ Carroll...................... Missouri........ October 27, 1863.................................. Surrendered 1865, no returns 232 Lone Jack.................... Lone Jack................... Jackson.................... Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. Surrendered 1877 233 Bucklin........................ Bucklin....................... Linn......................... Missouri........ May 26, 1864....................................... Consolidated with Marceline No. 481, April 15, 1982 235 Ionic............................. Rensselaer.................. Ralls......................... Missouri........ May 26, 1864....................................... Arrested 1889, by J.P. Wood, G.M. 235 Weatherby................... Weatherby.................. DeKalb..................... Missouri........ October 11, 1888.................................. United with Parrott No. 308, Septmeber 16, 1946 239 Spencersburg.............. Spencersburg............. Pike.......................... Missouri........ May 1865............................................. Surrendered Septmenber 1881 240 Granville..................... Granville.................... Monroe..................... Missouri........ May 25, 1865....................................... Consolidated with Woodlawn No. 223, Septmeber 1911 240 Manes.......................... Manes......................... Wright...................... Missouri........ October 2, 1913.................................... Consolidated withn Mountain Grove No. 158, September 27, 1929 241 Palestine..................... St. Charles................. St. Charles............... Missouri........ September 1, 2001............................... Name Change Only, September 1, 2001 (St. Charles No. 241) 242 Portland...................... Readsville................... Callaway.................. Missouri........ May 26, 1865....................................... United with Mokane No. 612, March 27, 1953 243 Keystone...................... Webster Grove............ St. Louis................... Missouri........ May 26, 1865....................................... Consolidated with Keystone-Trinity No. 243 February 17, 1958 244 Middle Fabius............. Downing..................... Schuyler................... Missouri........ May 26, 1865....................................... Consolidated with Queen City No. 380, June 8, 2000 246 Montgomery City........ Montgomery City....... Montgomery............ Missouri........ May 26, 1865....................................... Surrendered May 12,1919 * Changed to Versailles No. 320

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Clarkton...................... Clarkton..................... Dunklin.................... Missouri........ September 19, 1917............................. Consolidated with Malden No. 406, April 1, 1930 Rochester.................... Helena........................ Andrew.................... Missouri........ October 17, 1867.................................. Arrested July 1917 by Edward Higbee, G.M. Carrol ......................... Norborne.................... Carroll...................... Missouri........ October 19, 1867.................................. Consolidated with Wakanda No. 52, May 1, 1983 High Hill..................... High Hill.................... Montgomery............ Missouri........ October, 1867....................................... Consolidated with Jonesburg No. 457, February 1899 Glensted...................... Glensted..................... Morgan.................... Missouri........ October 18, 1900.................................. United with Versailles No., 320, March 22, 1943 Alanthus...................... Alanthus Grove.......... Gentry...................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. United with Stanberry No. 109, June 9, 1939 Lindley........................ Lindley....................... Grundy..................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Changed to “Laredo No. 253: 1898 Laredo......................... Laredo........................ Grundy..................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Consolidated with Trenton No. 111, December 6, 1984 Alton............................ Alton........................... Oregon..................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Consolidated with Woodside No. 387, August 15, 2009 Shekinah..................... Festus......................... Jefferson ................. Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Arrested May 23, 1950, by J.M. Bradford, G.M., restored by G.M. 9/28/50 Lodge of Light............. Eagleville.................... Harrison.................. Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Consolidated with Bethany No. 97, December 10, 2002 Ravanna...................... Ravanna..................... Mercer...................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. United with Mercer No. 35, November 5, 1935 Lodge of Love.............. Lancaster................... Schuyler................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Consolidated with Glenwood No. 427, November 17, 1999 Florence....................... New Florence............. Montgomery............ Missouri........ October 5, 1886.................................... United with Montgomery No. 246, February 16, 1942 Fayetteville................. Fayetteville................ Johnson.................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Arrested January, 1990 Kirbyville.................... Hollister..................... Taney....................... Missouri........ October 18, 1900.................................. United with Branson No. 587, February 21, 1941 Social........................... Martinsburg............... Audrain.................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. United with Wellsville No. 194, April 14, 1953 Aurora-Theodore Roosevelt..................... St. Louis..................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Consolidated with Overland -Occidental No. 623 June 14, 1990 Lodge of Truth............ Atlanta....................... Macon...................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Consolidated with LaPlata No. 237, March 10, 1983 Rock Prairie................ Halltown..................... Lawrence................. Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Consolidated with Ash Grove No. 100, February 11, 1922 New Salem.................. Winfield...................... Lincoln..................... Missouri........ October 18, 1868.................................. Consolidated with Moscow No. 558, to form Lincoln County No. 682 New Market................ New Market............... Platte....................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Surrendered October 1878 Cold Spring................. Leeton......................... Johnson.................... Missouri........ October 16, 1879.................................. Consolidated with Corinthian Lodge No. 265, November 22, 2011 Tranquility.................. Orearville................... Saline....................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Consolidated with Cambridge No. 63, January 5, 1915 Bunker........................ Bunker........................ Reynolds.................. Missouri........ September 29,1915.............................. United with Salem No. 225, 1936 Index........................... Index........................... Cass......................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Arrested 1877 Wm. D Muir................ Piolot Grove................ Cooper...................... Missouri........ October 11, 1878.................................. Consolidated with Wallace No. 456, February 12, 1971 Avilla........................... Bower’s Mills.............. Lawrence................. Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Arrested by G.L. 1904 Essex........................... Essex.......................... Stoddard.................. Missouri........ September 29, 1904............................. Consolidated with Bloomfield N. 153, February 4, 1988 Reeds Spring............... Reeds Spring.............. Stone........................ Missouri........ September , 1909................................. Surrendered April 8, 1931 Lodge of Peace............ Chilhowee................... Johnson.................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Consolidated with Chilhowee No. 487, October 1908 Cosmos........................ Webster Groves.......... St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Consolidated with Benjamin Franklin No. 642, June 1, 2004 Lily.............................. Grant City.................. Worth....................... Missouri........ October 1868........................................ Arrested December 1880, by W.R.Stubblefield, G.M New Boston................. New Boston................ Linn......................... Missouri........ October 13, 1881.................................. Arrested 1889, by J.P. Wood, G.M. Earl.............................. Coffey.......................... Daviess.................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Consolidated with Western Star No. 15, December 1, 1997 Hesperian.................... Virgil City................... Cedar....................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Surrendered September 1888 Urich........................... Urich........................... Henry....................... Missouri........ October 19, 1889.................................. United with Clinton No. 548, April 1, 1949 Acacia.......................... Paradise..................... Clay.......................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Consolidated with Temperance, No. 438, September 1899 Graham....................... Graham...................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ October 18, 1900.................................. Consolidated with Rosendale No. 404, November 10, 1983 Fairmont..................... Wyaconda................... Clark........................ Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Consolidated with Williamstown No. 370, May 20, 1982 Sarcoxie....................... Sarcoxie...................... Jasper...................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Charter arrested by G.M. John W. Hess, April 16, 2012 Mound City................. Mound City................ Holt.......................... Missouri........ October 16, 1868.................................. Consolidated with Oregon No. 139, July 1, 1989 Moniteau..................... Jamestown................. Moniteau................. Missouri........ October 16, 1868.................................. Consolidated with California No. 183, June 13, 1989

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Grove........................... Webster Groves.......... St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 15, 1868.................................. Surrendered 1874 Cameron...................... Cameron..................... Clinton .................... Missouri........ October 10, 1875.................................. Consolidated with Vincil No. 62, 1888 Ozark........................... Fair Grove.................. Greene..................... Missouri........ October 15. 1868.................................. Arrested June 27, 1944, by W.F. Woodruff, G.M. Marble Hill.................. Marble Hill................. Bollinger.................. Missouri........ October 15. 1868.................................. Consolidated with Trowell no. 440, December 1899 Temple......................... Kansas City................ Jackson.................... Missouri........ October 15. 1868.................................. Consolidated with Gate City No 522, April 6, 1999 Doric............................ Elkland....................... Webster.................... Missouri........ September 15, 1868............................. Consolidated with Webster No. 98, May 16, 1997 White Hall................... Barnard...................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ October 15. 1868.................................. United with Valley No. 413, January 20, 1955 Faithful....................... Fairdealing................. Ripley....................... Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Surrendered June, 1903 Signal.......................... Mindend Mines.......... Barton...................... Missouri........ October 31, 1903.................................. United with Lamar No. 292, March 14, 1945 Clarence...................... Clarence..................... Shelby...................... Missouri........ October 12, 1866.................................. Arrested August 26, 1921, by W.F. Johnson, G.M. Ashlar.......................... Commerce................... Scott......................... Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Surrendered Charter, December 13, 1976 New London................ New London............... Ralls......................... Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Consolidated with Ralls No. 33, December 14, 2005 King Hiram................. Knoxville.................... Ray........................... Missouri........ October 12, 1865.................................. United with Polo No. 232, February 24, 1932 Kearney....................... Kearney...................... Clay.......................... Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Consolidated with Liberty NO. 31, June 8, 1992 Mt. Pleasant................ Ellington..................... Gentry...................... Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Consolidated with Stanberry No. 109, 1886 Kingsville.................... Kingsville................... Johnson.................... Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Surrendered September 2, 1922 St. Aubert.................... St. Aubert................... Callaway.................. Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Surrendered December 14, 1882 Rome............................ Rome........................... Douglas.................... Missouri........ October 11, 1883.................................. Consolidated with Ava No. 26, March 1888 Pine............................. Bradley....................... Ripley....................... Missouri........ October 11, 1888.................................. Consolidated with Composite no. 369, November 18, 1961 Altona.......................... Altona......................... Bates........................ Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Arrested March 1896, by A.M. Hough, G.M. Rural........................... Kansas City................ Jackson.................... Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Consolidated with Temple No. 299, April 21,1987 Osborn......................... Osborn........................ DeKalb..................... Missouri........ October 8, 1869.................................... Consolidated with Vincil No. 62, September 20, 1971 Eldorado...................... Luray.......................... Clark........................ Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Consolidated with St. Francisville No. 588, August 6, 1992 Paulville...................... Brashear..................... Adair........................ Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Consolidated with Colony No. 168, October 21, 1999 Chapel Hill.................. Chapel Hill................. Lafayette................. Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Surrendered September 14, 1889 Amazonia.................... Amazonia................... Andrew.................... Missouri........ October 15, 1890.................................. Consolidated with Savannah No. 71, April 1907 Many Springs.............. Many Springs............. Oregon..................... Missouri........ September 26, 1907............................. Consolidated with Alton No. 255, September 1917 Morgan........................ Versailles.................... Morgan.................... Missouri........ Spetember 19, 1917............................. Consolidated with Versailles No. 117, October 18, 1923 Jonathan..................... Denver........................ Worth....................... Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Surrendered January 31, 2000 Hardin......................... Hardin........................ Ray........................... Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Consolidated with Wakanda No. 52 January 9, 1975 Cornerstone................ St. Louis..................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Consolidated with Benjamin Franklin No. 642, August 1, 1984 Dockery....................... Meadville.................... Linn......................... Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. Consolidated with Jackson No. 82, October 25, 1993 New Home................... Sprague...................... Bates........................ Missouri........ October 12, 1879.................................. Consolidated with Foster No. 554, March 1898 Kit Carson................... Elizabethtown............ Colfax....................... Ty. Of N. M... October 12, 1869.................................. Arrested 1878, by T.C. Ready, G.M. Cainsville.................... Cainsville................... Harrison.................. Missouri........ October 13, 1820.................................. Consolidated with Bethany nNo. 97, December 10, 1991 Kennedy...................... Elmo........................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ October 30, 1870.................................. Arrested July 31, 1944, by W.F. Woodruff, G.M. Bertrand...................... Bertrand..................... Mississippi............... Missouri........ October 16, 1879.................................. Arrested March 12, 1923, by B.S. Lee, G.M. Lathrop....................... Lathrop....................... Clinton..................... Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Arrested May 1879, by N.M. Givan, G.M. Paul Revere................. Hazelwood.................. St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 26, 1923.................................. Consolidated with Paul Revere Progress No. 657 March 28, 1996 Charity........................ St. Joseph................... Buchanon................. Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Consolidated w/Zeredatha 189 to form Charity-Zeredatha 189 10/20/2007 Clark City................... Clark City................... Clark........................ Missouri........ October 12, 1870.................................. Surrendered 1875 Ryland......................... Berlin.......................... Gentry...................... Missouri........ Ocotober 14, 1875................................ Arrested September 10, 1904, W.F. Kuhn, G.M. Excello......................... Excello........................ Macon...................... Missouri........ September 29, 1904............................. Consolidated with Censer No. 172, December 27, 1982

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Chilicothe.................... Chilicothe................... Livingston................ Missouri........ October 12, 1869.................................. United with Friendship No. 89, october 6, 1939 Oak Grove................... Pink Hill..................... Jackson.................... Missouri........ October 12, 1870.................................. Surrendered October 3, 1873 Malta........................... Malta Bend................. Saline....................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Arrested January 1887, by G.R. Hunt, G.M. Myrtle.......................... Millville...................... Ray........................... Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Consolidated with Richmond No. 57, Septmeber 23, 1921 Amity........................... Smithton..................... Pettis........................ Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Surrendered January 1884 Jericho......................... Jericho........................ Cedar....................... Missouri........ October 16, 1884.................................. Arrested October 1894, by Harry Keene, G.M. Westport...................... Kansas City................ Jackson.................... Missouri........ October 11, 1894.................................. Consolidated with Swope Park No. 617, June 21, 2007 Relief........................... Republic...................... Greene..................... Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Surrendered May, 1899 Rockville...................... Rockville..................... Bates........................ Missouri........ May 10, 1900....................................... Consolidated with Star No. 419, August 23, 1963 Agricola....................... Petersburg.................. Henry....................... Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. United with Clinton No. 548, December 10, 1943 Landmark................... Kennett....................... Dunklin.................... Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Arrested March 1879, by N.M. Givan, G.M. Spring Creek............... Lecoma....................... Dent......................... Missouri........ October 16, 1884.................................. Surrendered October 19, 1918 America....................... Bates........................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 19, 1919............................. Consolidated with Good Hope No. 218, May 5, 1990 Ash Grove.................... Ash Grove................... Greene..................... Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Arrested 1872 Cimarron..................... Cimarron.................... Colfax....................... Ty. Of N.M.... October 14, 1875.................................. Surrendered 1879 Wadesburg.................. Creighton................... Cass......................... Missouri........ October 2, 1882.................................... Arrested Septmeber 17, 1849, H.F. Sunderland, G.M. Lone Star.................... Lone Star.................... Gentry...................... Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Arrested January 25, 1984, by L.A. Hall, G.M. Tyrian.......................... Johnstown.................. Bates........................ Missouri........ October 12, 1870.................................. United with Montrose No. 408, August 28, 1950 Mosaic......................... Bellview...................... Iron.......................... Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Consolidated with Star of the West No. 133, October 25,1997 Ben Franklin............... Savannah................... Andrew.................... Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Consolidated with Savannah No. 71, July 1886 Benton......................... St. Louis..................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ October 14, 1886.................................. Arrested 1905, L.B. Valliant, G.M. Ancient Landmark..... Harrisburg................. Boone....................... Missouri........ October 17, 1873.................................. Consolidated with Cooper No. 36, June 23, 2015 Phelps.......................... Phelps City................. Atchison................... Missouri........ October 1870........................................ Surrenderd 1881 Young’s Creek............. Rowena....................... Audrain.................... Missouri........ October 13, 1881.................................. Consolidated with Hebron No. 354, July 1891 Auxvasse..................... Auxvasse.................... Callaway.................. Missouri........ October 15, 1891.................................. United with Fulton No. 48, June 26, 1933 Comfort....................... Rocky Comfort........... McDonald................ Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Arrested January 19, 1884, by L.A, Hall, G.M. Northwest................... Trakio......................... Atchison................... Missouri........ October 16,1884................................... Consolidated with North Star No. 157, February 23, 1998 Garrett........................ Arcola......................... Dade......................... Missouri........ October 13,1871................................... Consolidated with Washington No. 87, January 27, 1970 Hiram.......................... Kahoka....................... Clark........................ Missouri........ October 3, 1870.................................... Consolidated with St. Francisville No. 588, January 6, 2004 King David.................. Kansas City................ Jackson.................... Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Surrenderd 1879 Warsaw........................ Warsaw....................... Benton..................... Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Arrested Septembet 1888, by W.M. Williams, G.M. Unanimity................... Weston........................ Platte....................... Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Surrendered 1879 Barry........................... Washburn................... Barry........................ Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Consolidated with Pythagoras No. 383, September 4, 2003 Williamstown.............. Williamstown............. Lewis........................ Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Consolidated with Monticello, No. 383, March 22, 2007 Craig............................ Craig........................... Holt.......................... Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Arrested January 10, 1883, by C.C. Woods, G.M. Non Pareil................... East Lynne................. Cass......................... Missouri........ October 17, 1873.................................. Consolidated with Jewel No. 480, February 13, 1979 Mandeville.................. Manderville................ Carroll...................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Arrested January 14, 1896, by A.M. Hough, G,M. Amity........................... Filley........................... Cedar....................... Missouri........ October 22, 1896.................................. Consolidated with Clintonville No.482, February 1906 Golden Rule................ Jonesburg................... Mongtgomery.......... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Surrenderd June, 1892 Wilderness.................. Wilderness.................. Oregon..................... Missouri........ October 13, 1874.................................. United with Pine No. 314, May 9, 1936 Plumb.......................... Middletown................ Mongtgomery.......... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Arrested September 1888, by A.S. Houston, G.M. Kilwinning.................. Downing..................... Schuyler................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Consolidated with Middle Fabius, No. 244, October 1894 Warsaw........................ Warsaw....................... Benton..................... Missouri........ October 10, 1894.................................. Arrested February 1906,, by A.S. Houston, G.M. Berlin.......................... Fairport...................... DeKalb..................... Missouri........ March 19, 1906.................................... Consolidated with Parrott No. 308, July 27, 1984

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Coatesville................... Coatesville.................. Schuyler................... Missouri........ October 1871........................................ Consolidated with Glenwood NO. 427, 1881 Ionia............................ Eldon.......................... Miller....................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Consolidated with Versailles, No. 320, February 9, 2004 Richland...................... Richland..................... Pulaski..................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Arrested February 1898, by F.J. Tygard, G.M. Mt. Ararat................... Topaz.......................... Douglas.................... Missouri........ October 19, 1898.................................. United with Pilot Knob No. 182, January 27, 1940 Harmony..................... Vibbard....................... Ray........................... Missouri........ October 1871........................................ Consolidated with Clay No. 207, June 1899 Boone........................... Columbia.................... Boone....................... Missouri........ October 17, 1901.................................. Consolidated with Twilight No. 114, May 12, 1904 East Prairie................. East Prairie................ Mississippi............... Missouri........ September 1, 1904............................... Consolidated withn Charleston NO. 407, July 14, 1988 Reynolds...................... Centerville.................. Reynolds.................. Missouri........ October 13, 1887.................................. Consolidated with Hopewill No. 239, May 1899 Alexander.................... Bedford....................... Livingston................ Missouri........ October 13, 1870.................................. Consolidated with Hale No. 184, October 1887 Dayton......................... Dayton........................ Cass......................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. United with Index No. 54, January 24, 1941 Chula........................... Chula.......................... Livingston................ Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Arrested March 28, 1949, by H.F. Sunderland, G.M. Arcana......................... Harris......................... Sullivan................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Surrendered Charter April 29, 1983 Marionville.................. Marionville................. Lawrence................. Missouri........ November 21, 1871.............................. United with Canopy No. 284, January 5, 1945 Dagon.......................... Mendon....................... Chariton.................. Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Surrendered December 1902 Lucerne....................... Lucerne....................... Putnam.................... Missouri........ October 21, 1903.................................. Surrendered 1936 Latimer....................... Licking........................ Texas........................ Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Arrested October 21, 1897, by G.L. Hatfield....................... Hatfield....................... Harrison.................. Missouri........ October 19, 1888.................................. Consolidated with Lodge of Light No. 257, February 17, 1931 Western Light............. Louisburg................... Dallas....................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Consolidated with Riddick No. 361, Decmeber 22, 1992 Pike............................. Curryville................... Pike.......................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Cosolidated with Pheonix No. 136, June 10, 2003 Centre.......................... Lebannon.................... Laclede..................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Consolidated with Lacede No. 83, 1893 Carterville................... Carterville.................. Jasper...................... Missouri........ October 12, 1883.................................. Consolidated with Webb City, No. 512, January 1, 2001 Gavel........................... New Cambria............. Macon...................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Surrendered October 1900 Malta........................... Malta Bend................. Saline....................... Missouri........ October 17, 1901.................................. Consolidated with Trilumina No. 205, January 1, 1968 Alexandria.................. Alexandria.................. Clark........................ Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Arrested October 22, 1896 by, G.L. Rosendale.................... Rosendale................... Andrew.................... Missouri........ October 22, 1896.................................. Consolidated with Savannah No. 71, November 5, 1992 Meridian Sun.............. Austin......................... Cass......................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Arrested August 1885, by R.F. Stevenson, G.M. Everton........................ Everton....................... Dade......................... Missouri........ October 15, 1885.................................. Consolidated with Washington No. 87, December 23, 1986 Malden........................ Malden........................ Dunklin.................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. with Four Mile No. 212, September 17, 1998 Ituraea........................ Hannible..................... Marion..................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Consolidated with Hannible No. 188, 1880 Houston....................... Wellington.................. Lafayette................. Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Destroyed by fire December 19, 1873 Royal........................... Mooresville................. Livingston................ Missouri........ October 17, 1878.................................. Arrested August 1893, by J.R. Parson, G.M. Montrose..................... Montrose.................... Henry....................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Consolidated with Clinton No. 548, May 8, 1973 Unity........................... Richmond................... Ray........................... Missouri........ October 13, 1871.................................. Surrendered 1876 Civil Bend................... Civil Bend................... Daviess.................... Missouri........ October 17, 1878.................................. Arrested October 1899, by E.F. Allen, G.M. Louisville..................... Louisville.................... Lincoln..................... Missouri........ October 17, 1902.................................. Consolidated with Silex No. 75, October 28, 1977 Joppa........................... Hartville..................... Wright...................... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Consolidated with Norwood No. 622, June 6, 1991 Valley........................... Bolckow...................... Andrew.................... Missouri........ October 17, 1873.................................. Consolidated with Rosendale No. 404, October 26, 1981 Hunnewell................... Hunnewell.................. Shelby...................... Missouri........ October 12, 1871.................................. Consolidated with Shelbina No. 228, March 18, 1998 Cache........................... St. Louis..................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 14, 1871.................................. Gardenville No. 655, April 22, 1999 Covenant..................... Carrollton................... Carroll...................... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Consolidated with Wkanda No. 52, 1880 Cedar Creek................ Lincoln........................ Benton..................... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. United with Shawnee No. 653, February 24, 1933 Star.............................. Taberville................... St. Clair................... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Consolidated with Clintonville No. 482, December 8, 1994 Itaska.......................... St. Louis..................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Consolidated with Meridian No. 2, October 7, 1968

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Remarks

Euclid.......................... Versailles.................... Morgan.................... Missouri........ October 12, 1872.................................. Consolidated with Versailles No. 117, 1885 Urbana........................ Urbana....................... Dallas....................... Missouri........ October 15, 1886.................................. Consolidated with Hermitage No. 288, December 7, 1991 Newburg...................... Competition................ Laclede..................... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Arrested March 29, 1890, by T. Brace, G.M. Galt.............................. Galt............................. Grundy..................... Missouri........ October 15, 1890.................................. Consolidated with Trenton No. 111, December 7, 1978 Cedar City................... Cedar City.................. Callaway.................. Missouri........ October 17, 1872.................................. Arrested 1904, by G.L. Green Ridge................ Green Ridge............... Pettis........................ Missouri........ September 29, 1904............................. Consolidated with Granite No. 272, July 15, 1977 Leesville...................... Leesville..................... Henry....................... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Arrested October 1886, by G.L. Sedgwickville.............. Sedgwickville............. Bollinger.................. Missouri........ October 14, 1886.................................. Arrested March 1897, by D.A. Jamison, G.M. Rothville...................... Rothville..................... Chariton.................. Missouri........ October 21, 1897.................................. Consolidated with Mendon No. 628, June 15, 1975 Louisville..................... Louisville.................... Lincoln..................... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Arrested December 1896, by D.A. Jamison, G.M. Pittsville...................... Holden........................ Johnson.................... Missouri........ October 19, 1898.................................. Consolidated with Holden No. 262, February 27, 1931 Iron Mountain............. Iron Mountain............ Iron.......................... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Consolidated with Star of the West No. 133, 1894 Winona........................ Winona....................... Shannon................... Missouri........ October 10, 1894.................................. Consolidated with Eminence No. 607, January 2, 1997 Cement........................ Halfway...................... Polk.......................... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Consolidated with Bolivar No. 195, February 20, 1929 Dauphine..................... Dauphine.................... Osage....................... Missouri........ October 17, 1873.................................. Surrendered 1879 Black Oak.................... Preston....................... Hickory.................... Missouri........ October 13, 1881.................................. Consolidated with Urbana No. 421, December 1890 Competition................ Competition................ Laclede..................... Missouri........ October 15, 1891.................................. Consolidated with Laclede No. 83, May 7, 1987 Silent Temple.............. Macon......................... Macon...................... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Surrendered October 1877 Wheeling..................... Wheeling.................... Livingston................ Missouri........ October 17, 1873.................................. Consolidated with Friendship No. 89, April 22, 1969 St. Nicholas................. Cave Spring................ Greene..................... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Arrested 1897, by D.A. Jamison, G.M. Rockbridge.................. Almartha.................... Ozark....................... Missouri........ October 21, 1897.................................. Consolidated with Robert Burns, No. 496, July 1, 2005 LaMonte...................... LaMonte..................... Pettis........................ Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Arrested October 1878, by T.C. Ready, G.M. Ash Grove.................... Ash Grove................... Greene..................... Missouri........ October 13, 1881.................................. Arrested 1897, by D.A. Jamison, G.M. Gothic.......................... Alexandria.................. Clark........................ Missouri........ October 19, 1898.................................. United wth St. Francisville No. 588, April 4, 1940 Tuscumbia................... Tuscumbia.................. Miller....................... Missouri........ ctober 16, 1872..................................... Arrested October 1886, by J.W. Boyd, G.M Lafayette..................... Corder......................... Lafayette................. Missouri........ April 6, 1887........................................ Arrested February 17, 1941, by H.S. Truman, G.M. Trowel.......................... Marble Hill................. Bollinger.................. Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Consolidated with West View No. 103, October 17, 2011 Mt. Lebanon................ Mt. Moriah................. Harrison.................. Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Surrenderd 1879 Burlington................... Burlington.................. Nodaway.................. Missouri........ October 13, 1881.................................. Consolidated with Nodaway No. 470, October 7, 1991 Anchor......................... Crestwood................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Consolidated with Crestwood-Anchor No. 443, April 23, 1992 West Gate.................... St. Louis..................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Arrested 1887, by G.R. Hunt, G. M. Westgate...................... Kirkwood.................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 11, 1888.................................. Consolidated with Kirkwood No. 484, October 11, 1998 Greenfield.................... Greenfield................... Dade......................... Missouri........ October 1873........................................ Consolidated with Washington No. 87, December 1898 Fairview...................... Browning.................... Linn......................... Missouri........ October 1873........................................ Surrendered August, 1899 Jacoby.......................... Darlington.................. Gentry...................... Missouri........ August 17, 1901................................... Consolidated with McFall-Gentryville No. 125, October 7, 1996 Schell City................... Schell City.................. Vernon...................... Missouri........ October 17, 1873.................................. Consolidated with Clintonville Lodge No. 482, July 17, 2014 Piedmont..................... Piedmont.................... Wayne...................... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Arrested January 19, 1884, by L.A. Hall, G.M. Bois d’Arc.................... Bois d’Arc................... Greene..................... Missouri........ October 16, 1884.................................. United with Ash Grove No. 100, April 5, 1932 Argyle.......................... Nevada....................... Vernon...................... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Surrendered March, 1892 Raymore...................... Raymore..................... Cass......................... Missouri........ October 13, 1892.................................. United with Belton No. 450, February 2, 1937 Verona......................... Verona........................ Lawrence................. Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. United with Monet No. 129, July 2, 1937 Benton......................... Lincoln........................ Benton..................... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Arrested May 21, 1884, by L.A. Hall, G.M. Cecil............................. Cottonwood Pt............ Pemiscott................. Missouri........ October 16, 1884.................................. Consolidated with Caruthersville No. 461, 1903 Continental................. .................................... ................................. Missouri........ .............................................................. Consolidated with Hemple No. 37, September 4, 1990

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Barnesville.................. Ellington..................... Reynolds.................. Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Arrested January 1904, by W.F. Kuyn, G.M. Hinton......................... Hinton........................ Boone....................... Missouri........ September 29, 1904............................. Surrendered March 1, 1963 Triple Tie..................... Brazeau...................... Perry........................ Missouri........ October 17, 1873.................................. Surrendered April, 1893 Melville....................... Dadeville.................... Dade......................... Missouri........ October 17, 1873.................................. Consolidated with Washington No. 87, May 22, 1979 Lambskin.................... Webster Groves.......... St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Consolidated with Albagil-Freedom No. 636, July 1, 2011 Santa Fe...................... Santa Fe..................... Monroe..................... Missouri........ October 17, 1873.................................. Consolidated with Paris Union No. 19, May 26, 2000 Lake............................. Cunningham.............. Chariton.................. Missouri........ October 17, 1873.................................. Arrested November 7, 1876 Aullville....................... Concordia................... Lafayette................. Missouri........ October 17, 1873.................................. Changed to “Concordia No. 464,” January 13, 1920 Concordia.................... Concordia................... Lafayette................. Missouri........ October 17, 1873.................................. Consolidated with Barbee No. 217, January 27, 1978 Silver City................... Silver City.................. Grant....................... Ty. Of N.M.... October 17, 1873.................................. Surrendered and United with G.L. of N.M., 1882 Gaynor City................. Parnell........................ Nodaway.................. Missouri........ October 12, 1882.................................. Arrested March 6, 1944, by W.F. Woodruff, G.M. Centre View................ Centre View................ Johnson.................... Missouri........ October 17, 1873.................................. Arrested November 1889, by T. Brace, G.M. Southwest................... Southwest City........... McDonald................ Missouri........ October 15, 1890.................................. Consolidated with Anderson No. 621, July 2, 1996 Red Oak....................... Red Oak...................... Lawrence................. Missouri........ October 16, 1873.................................. United with LaRussell No. 592, April 29, 1949 Pickering..................... Pickering.................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ October 17, 1873.................................. Consolidated with Xenia No. 50, December 17, 1981 Guilford....................... Guilford...................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ October 15, 1874.................................. United with Nodaway No 470, December 14, 1944 Golden......................... Golden City................ Barton...................... Missouri........ October 15, 1874.................................. Consolidated with Lockwood No. 521, April 10, 1969 Jacoby.......................... Darlington.................. Gentry...................... Missouri........ October 17, 1901.................................. Consolidated with McFall-Gentryville No. 125, October 7, 1996 Racine.......................... Seneca........................ Newton.................... Missouri........ October 15, 1874.................................. Arrested 1942, by H.C. Johnston, G.M. Triangle....................... Butler......................... Bates........................ Missouri........ October 15, 1874.................................. Surrendered October 1877 Rich Hill...................... Rich Hill..................... Bates........................ Missouri........ October 29, 1881.................................. Consolidated with Butler No. 254, December 28, 1987 Union........................... LaJunta...................... ................................. Ty. Of N.M.... October 15, 1874.................................. United with G.L. of N.M., 1877 Clinton........................ Clinton........................ Henry....................... Missouri........ October 15, 1874.................................. Arrested 1889, by J.P. Wood, G.M. Irish Grove.................. Milton......................... Atchison................... Missouri........ October 15, 1874.................................. Changed to “Fairfax No. 483,” 1894 Paragon....................... Green Ridge............... Pettis........................ Missouri........ October 15, 1874.................................. Surrendered 1879 Coldwater.................... Drexel......................... Cass......................... Missouri........ October 13, 1881.................................. Consolidated with Grand River No 276, February 11, 2008 Herndon...................... Herndon..................... Saline....................... Missouri........ October 15, 1874.................................. Arrested March 1906, by, A.S. Houston, G.M. Chilhowee................... Chilhowee................... Jackson.................... Missouri........ September 6, 1906............................... Consolidated with Corinthian No. 265, October 6, 1986 Lock Springs............... Lock Springs.............. Daviess.................... Missouri........ October 15, 1874.................................. Consolidated with Jamesport No. 584, January 2, 1989 Montevallo.................. Montevallo.................. Vernon...................... Missouri........ October 15, 1874.................................. Consolidated with Stockton No. 283, January 7, 2010 Pittsville...................... Pittsville..................... Johnson.................... Missouri........ October 15, 1874.................................. Arrested 1875 Vernon......................... Bronaugh.................... Vernon...................... Missouri........ October 12, 1876.................................. United with Hermon No. 187, January 26, 1943 Lewistown................... Lewistown.................. Lewis........................ Missouri........ October 12, 1876.................................. Consolidated with Monticello No. 58, December 12, 1974 Globe........................... Louisiana.................... Pike.......................... Missouri........ October 12, 1876.................................. Consolidated with Perserverance No. 92, 1890 West Prarie................. Clarkton..................... Dunklin.................... Missouri........ October 15, 1890.................................. Arrested December 1894, by, J.B. Thomas, G.M. Strafford...................... Strafford..................... Greene..................... Missouri........ October 11, 1877.................................. Arrested September 1906, by, A.S. Houston, G.M. Kaseyville.................... Kaseyville................... Macon...................... Missouri........ October 11, 1877.................................. Surrendered January, 1898 Pee Dee........................ Musselfork.................. Chariton.................. Missouri........ October 19, 1898.................................. United with Westville No. 202, January 16, 1943 Paynesville.................. Paynesville................. Pike.......................... Missouri........ October 11, 1877.................................. Consolidated with Clarksville No. 17, May 5, 1917 Harmony..................... St. Louis..................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 17, 1917............................. Consolidated with Craftsmen No. 717, March 15, 1997 Jameson...................... Jameson..................... Daviess.................... Missouri........ October 11, 1877.................................. Consolidated with Gallatin No. 106, February 14, 1984 Philadelphia................ Philidelphia................ Marion..................... Missouri........ October 11, 1877.................................. Consolidated with Ewing No. 577, July 11, 1996 Prairie Home.............. Prairie Home.............. Cooper...................... Missouri........ October 13, 1881.................................. Consolidated with Cooper No. 36, February 23, 1999 Avalon.......................... Bedford....................... Livingston................ Missouri........ October 12, 1882.................................. Consolidated with Wheeling No. 434, March 8, 1917 Euclid.......................... Crestwood................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 21, 1918............................. Consolidated with Magnolia No. 626, August 24, 1989

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Clearmont................... Clearmont.................. Nodaway.................. Missouri........ October 12, 1882.................................. Consolidated with Xenia No. 50, May 17, 1979 Van Buren................... Van Buren.................. Carter...................... Missouri........ October 12, 1882.................................. Consolidated with Barnesville No. 353, May 13, 2004 Biswell......................... Browning.................... Linn......................... Missouri........ October 12, 1882.................................. Surrendered June 20, 1925 New Hampton............. New Hampton............ Harrison ................. Missouri........ October 28, 1925.................................. Consolidated with Bethany No. 97, January 1, 1994 Skidmore..................... Skidmore.................... Nodaway.................. Missouri........ October 12, 1882.................................. Consolidated with Nodaway No. 470, February 2, 2015 Chariton...................... Guthridge Mills.......... Chariton.................. Missouri........ October 1882........................................ Surrendered Marcy, 1899 Senath......................... Senath........................ Dunklin.................... Missouri........ October 22, 1902.................................. Consolidated with Hornersville No. 215, January 2, 1989 Exeter.......................... Exeter......................... Barry........................ Missouri........ October 12, 1882.................................. Arrested March 1901, by C. Wells, G.M. Milford......................... Milford........................ Barton...................... Missouri........ October 12, 1882.................................. Consolidated with Lamar No. 292, January 1, 1970 Seligman..................... Seligman.................... Barry........................ Missouri........ October 12, 1882.................................. Arrested May 4, 1941, by, H.S. Truman, G.M. Oriental....................... Blackburn................... Saline....................... Missouri........ October 11, 1883.................................. Consolidated with Barbee No. 217, November 21, 1996 Turney......................... Turney........................ Clinton..................... Missouri........ October 11, 1883.................................. Surrendered November 18, 1895 Crane........................... Crane.......................... Stone........................ Missouri........ October 22, 1896.................................. Consolidated with Galena No. 515, June 17, 1999 Toltee........................... Mexico........................ Rep. of Mexico......... ...................... October 11, 1883.................................. Surrendered January 31, 1894 Clifton Heights........... St. Louis..................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 10, 1894.................................. Consolidated with Meridian No. 2, January 23, 1997 Lockwood..................... Lockwood.................... Dade......................... Missouri........ October 11, 1893.................................. Consolidatedi with Washington No. 87, May 26, 1987 Gate City..................... Kansas City................ Jackson.................... Missouri........ October 11, 1883.................................. Consolidated with Temple No. 299, April 6, 1999 Kidder......................... Kidder......................... Caldwell................... Missouri........ October 16, 1884.................................. Consolidated with Hamilton No. 224, 1902 Stinson........................ Stinson....................... Lawrence................. Missouri........ October 22, 1902.................................. United with Miller No. 567, September 22, 1948 Spickardsville............. Spickard..................... Grundy..................... Missouri........ October 16, 1886.................................. Consolidated with Trenton NO. 111, May 2, 1974 Cunningham............... Summer...................... Chariton.................. Missouri........ October 16, 1884.................................. Consolidated with Mendon No. 628, February 14, 1989 Niangua....................... Niangua...................... Webster.................... Missouri........ October 15, 1885.................................. Arrested 1918, by W.A. Clark, G.M. Apollo.......................... Creve Coeur............... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 18, 1918............................. Consolidated with Bridgeton NO. 80, June 21, 1990 Ritchey........................ Ritchey....................... Newton.................... Missouri........ October 15, 1885.................................. Arrested 1916 by, F.R. Jesse, G.M. Peculiar....................... Peculiar...................... Cass......................... Missouri........ September 21, 1916............................. United with Raymore No. 451, April 12, 1932 Walker......................... Walker........................ Vernon...................... Missouri........ October 12, 1887.................................. Surrendered February 19, 1898 Bethel.......................... Bethel......................... Shelby...................... Missouri........ October 11, 1888.................................. Consolidated with Shelbina No. 228, November 6, 1985 Comfort....................... Wheaton..................... Barry........................ Missouri........ October 19, 1898.................................. Consolidated with Pythagoras No. 383, April 18, 2013 Franklin...................... St. Clair...................... Franklin................... Missouri........ October 16, 1889.................................. Arrested July 1904, by, W.F. Kuhn, G.M. Stella........................... Stella.......................... Newton.................... Missouri........ October 17, 1889.................................. Consolidated with Neosho No. 247, January 31, 2014 Dawn........................... Dawn.......................... Livingston................ Missouri........ October 17, 1889.................................. Consolidated with Breckenridge No. 334, November 14, 2013 Winigan....................... Winigan...................... Sullivan................... Missouri........ October 17, 1889.................................. Surrendered Charter, March 3, 2009 Jacksonville................ Jacksonville................ Randolph................. Missouri........ September 29, 1904............................. Consolidated with Cairo NO. 486, October 1, 2004 Ferguson..................... Ferguson..................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 18, 1889.................................. Consolidated with Berkeley NO. 667, September 11, 1998 Ferguson-Berkeley..... Ferguson..................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 11, 1998............................. Chaged Name to Masters Lodge No. 542 Masters....................... Hazelwood.................. St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 16, 2000.................................. Consolidated with Bridgeton No. 80, June 7, 2007 Fides............................ Kansas City................ Jackson.................... Missouri........ October 15, 1890.................................. Consolidated with Heroin No. 104, December 1890 Mexico......................... Mexico........................ Audrain.................... Missouri........ October 15, 1890.................................. Consolidated with Hebron NO. 354, December 25, 1916 Algabil......................... St. Louis..................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 19, 1917............................. Consolidated with Algabil Freedom NO. 636, April 27, 1996 Prairie Hill.................. Prairie Hill................. Chariton.................. Missouri........ October 15, 1890.................................. Consolidated with Salisbury No. 208, November 18, 1919 Orient.......................... Kansas City................ Jackson.................... Missouri........ September 22, 1920............................. Consolidated with Temple Gate No. 299, June 20, 2000 Southgate.................... Kansas City................ Jackson.................... Missouri........ October 15, 1990.................................. Consolidated with Orient No. 546, June 26, 1992 Rose Hill...................... Creve Coeur............... St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 15, 1891.................................. Consolidated with Polar Star Rose Hill No. 79, June 24, 2005 Calhoun....................... Calhoun...................... Henry....................... Missouri........ October 15, 1891.................................. Consolidated with Windsor No. 29, October 4, 1994 Clarksburg.................. Clarksburg................. Moniteau................. Missouri........ October 15, 1891.................................. Consolidated with California No 183, December 12, 1978 Foster.......................... Foster......................... Bates........................ Missouri........ October 15, 1891.................................. Consolidated with Butler No. 254, July 1, 2004

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Prairie ........................ Gilman........................ Harrison.................. Missouri........ October 13, 1892.................................. Consolidated with Bethany No. 97, April 24, 1990 Blairstown................... Blairstown.................. Henry....................... Missouri........ July 4, 1892.......................................... United with Clinton No. 548, March 24, 1944 Moscow........................ Moscow....................... Lincoln..................... Missouri........ October 11, 1892.................................. Consolidated with New Salem No. 270 to for Lincoln County No. 682 Clarksdale................... Clarksdale.................. DeKalb..................... Missouri........ October 12, 1893.................................. Consolidated with Continental No. 37, July 18, 2006 Nelson......................... Nelson......................... Saline....................... Missouri........ October 12, 1893.................................. Consolidated with Arrow Rock No. 55, April 9, 1983 Cowgill........................ Caruthersville............ Pemiscott................. Missouri........ October 16, 1872.................................. Consolidated with Polo No. 232, November 1, 1993 Deepwater................... Deepwater.................. Henry....................... Missouri........ October 17, 1895.................................. United with Clinton No. 548, April 26, 1940 York............................. Kansas City................ Jackson.................... Missouri........ October 17, 1895.................................. Consolidated with Swope Park No. 617, August 8, 2002 Jamesport................... Jamesport................... Davies...................... Missouri........ October 19, 1898.................................. Consolidated with Trenton No. 111, September 3, 2009 Maplewood.................. Maplewood................. St. Louis................... Missouri........ .............................................................. merged w/Keystone-Trinity to become “Spirit of St. Louis No. 27,” June 16, 1999 Miller........................... Miller.......................... Lawrence................. Missouri........ September 29, 1904............................. Consolidated with Mt. Vernon No. 99, December 7, 1999 Marlborough............... Kansas City................ Jackson.................... Missouri........ October 26, 1927.................................. United with Blue Springs, No. 337, July 5, 2001 Tiff City....................... Tiff City...................... McDonald................ Missouri........ September 29, 1904............................. Consolidated with Anderson No. 621, October 7, 1926 Hayti........................... .................................... Pemiscott................. Missouri........ September 28, 2005............................. Consolidated with Caruthersville No. 461 September 7, 1993 Rutledge...................... Rutledge..................... Scotland................... Missouri........ September 28, 1905............................. Consolidated with Memphis No. 16, September 6, 2004 LaMonte...................... Lamonte..................... Pettis........................ Missouri........ September 29, 1905............................. Consolidated with Sedalia No. 236, March 2, 1990 Ewing ......................... Ewing......................... Lewis........................ Missouri........ September 27, 1906............................. Consolidated with Monticello No. 58, December 12, 2002 Forest Park................. Mehlville.................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 27, 1907............................. Consolidated with Pomegranate/Pyramid No. 95, September 6, 2007 Houston....................... Gant............................ Audrain.................... Missouri........ September 27, 1906............................. United with Hebron No. 354, April 18, 1944 Illmo............................ Scott City.................... Scott......................... Missouri........ September 27, 1906............................. Consolidated with Harold O. Grauel No. 672, April 18, 1991 Koshkonong................ Koshkonong................ Oregon..................... Missouri........ September 27, 1906............................. Consolidated with Clifton No. 463, October 7, 2009 Novinger...................... Novinger..................... Adair........................ Missouri........ September 27, 1906............................. Consolidated with Adair No. 366, June 11, 1963 Red Bird...................... Red Bird..................... Gasconade............... Missouri........ September 27, 1905............................. United with Cuba No. 312, July 1, 1936 Shamrock.................... Auxvasse.................... Callaway.................. Missouri........ September 27, 1906............................. Surrendered Charter, April 1, 1936 Duncan........................ Duncan....................... Webster.................... Missouri........ September 26, 1907............................. Changed to “Grove Spring No 589,” 1913 Grove Spring............... Grove Spring.............. Wright...................... Missouri........ September 26, 1907............................. United with Joppa No 411, December 24, 1949 Advance....................... Advance...................... Stoddard.................. Missouri........ September 26, 1907............................. Consolidated with Lakeville No. 489, August 19, 2004 Barnett........................ Barnett....................... Morgan.................... Missouri........ September 26, 1907............................. Consolidated with Ionia No. 381, November 12, 2001 Stoutsville................... Stoutsville.................. Monroe..................... Missouri........ September 26, 1907............................. Arrested September 1920, by J.C. Garrell, G.M LaRussell.................... LaRussell.................... Jasper...................... Missouri........ September 21, 1921............................. Consolidated with Sarcoxie No. 293, October 19, 1982 Blodgett....................... Blodgett...................... Scott......................... Missouri........ October 17, 1907.................................. United with Morley No. 184, December 25, 1944 Cecil............................. Cottonwood Point....... Pemiscott................. Missouri........ September 30, 1908............................. Arrested September 1915, by, T.W. Cotton, G.M. Cole Camp................... Cole Camp.................. Benton..................... Missouri........ October 28, 1926.................................. Consolidated with Shawnee No. 653, December 22, 1992 Emmanuel................... Bado............................ Texas........................ Missouri........ October 2, 1913.................................... Consolidated with Texas No. 177, September 5, 1925 Bosworth..................... Bosworth.................... Carroll...................... Missouri........ September 13, 1908............................. Consolidated with Hale City No. 216, March 20. 1995 Elvins.......................... Flat River................... St. Francois............. Missouri........ September 30, 1908............................. Consolidated with Elvins-Ionic No. 154, May 18, 1987 Clayton........................ Clayton....................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 30, 1908............................. Consolidated with Overland-Occidental No. 623, October 8, 2009 Morehouse................... Morehouse.................. New Madrid............. Missouri........ September 20, 1909............................. Consolidated with Sikeston No. 310, May 19, 1994 Strasburg.................... Strasburg................... Cass......................... Missouri........ September 29, 1909............................. United with Jewel No. 480, December 14, 1934 Walker......................... Walker........................ Vernon...................... Missouri........ September 29, 1909............................. Consolidated with Osage No. 303, July 1, 2013 Craig............................ Craig........................... Holt.......................... Missouri........ September 29, 1909............................. Consolidated with Mound City No. 294, February 28, 1989 Victory......................... Pomona....................... Howell...................... Missouri........ September 28, 1910............................. Consolidated with Mt. Zion No. 327, April 16, 1917 Centertown................. Centertown................. Cole.......................... Missouri........ September 28, 1911............................. Consolidated with Russellville No. 90, April 13, 1973 Wellston...................... Wellston...................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 28, 1911............................. Consolidated with Bridgeton No. 80, September 5, 2008 Brentwood................... Clayton....................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 28, 1949............................. Consolidated with Webster Groves No. 84, February 22, 2011

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Marion......................... Mercer........................ Mercer...................... Missouri........ September 28, 1911............................. Arrested 1936 by, J.W. Skelly, G.M. Grandview................... Grandview.................. Jackson.................... Missouri........ September 28, 1911............................. Consolidated with Belton No. 450, July 24, 2015 Fairview...................... Fairview..................... Newton.................... Missouri........ September 5, 1912............................... United with Comfort No. 533, April 9, 1932 Maple........................... Neelyville................... Butler....................... Missouri........ May 29, 1912....................................... Condolidated with Poplar Bluff No. 209 November 11,1930 Wallace Park............... Wallace....................... Buchanon................. Missouri........ October 2, 1913.................................... Surrendered Charter June 19,1937 Mendon....................... Mendon....................... Chariton.................. Missouri........ October 28, 1925.................................. Consolidated with Warren No. 74, July 1, 2004 Moundville.................. Moundville................. Vernon...................... Missouri........ October 2, 1913.................................... Surrendered May 2, 1925 Valley Park.................. Valley Park................. St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 2, 1913.................................... Consolidated with Fenton No. 281, April 8, 2015 Tower Grove................ St. Louis..................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ October 2, 1913.................................... Consolidated with Meridian No. 2, October 11, 1973 Archie.......................... Archie......................... Cass......................... Missouri........ October 1, 1914.................................... Consolidated with Grand River No. 276 on January 14, 2013 Steele........................... Steele.......................... Pemiscott................. Missouri........ October 1, 1914.................................... Consolidated with Caruthersville No. 461, December 17, 1985 Tuscumbia................... Tuscumbia.................. Miller....................... Missouri........ October 1, 1914.................................... Consolidated with Ionia No. 381, August 21, 1923 Weaubleau.................. Weaubleau.................. Hickory.................... Missouri........ October 1, 1914.................................... Surrendered September 17, 1927 Triangle....................... St. Louis..................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 29, 1915............................. Consolidated with Clayton No. 601, July 12, 1990 Mizpah........................ St. Louis..................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 29, 1915............................. merged with Mt. Moriah No. 40 to become Mizpah-Mt. Moriah 10/17/1995 Jennings...................... Jennings..................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 21, 1916............................. Consolidated with Ferguson-Berkely, May 6, 1999 Trinity......................... St. Louis..................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 21, 1916............................. Consolidated with Keystone-Trinity No. 243, February 17, 1988 Benjamin Franklin..... St. Louis..................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 21, 1916............................. Consolidated with St. Louis Missouri No. 1, December 7, 2013 Northeast.................... Kansas City................ Jackson.................... Missouri........ April 19, 1916...................................... Consolidated with Sheffield No. 625, July 28, 1994 Grain Valley................ Grain Valley............... Jackson.................... Missouri........ September 21, 1916............................. Consoldiated with Blue Springs No. 337, September 5, 2002 Clarkton...................... Clarkton..................... Dunklin.................... Missouri........ December 15, 1948.............................. Consolidated with Kennett No. 68, July 24, 2003 Clever.......................... Clever......................... Christian................. Missouri........ September 18, 1918............................. United with Billings No. 379, February 10, 1938 Shaveh......................... Creve Coeur............... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 22, 1920............................. Consolidated with Rose Hill No. 550, August 22, 1989 Noel............................. Noel............................ McDonald................ Missouri........ September 22, 1920............................. Consolidated with Anderson No. 621, December 14, 1983 Elmer........................... Elmer.......................... Macon...................... Missouri........ September 22, 1920............................. Forfeited Charter, December 21, 1971 University................... Clayton....................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 22, 1920............................. Consolidated with Clayton No. 601, July 2, 1981 Parma.......................... Parma......................... New Madrid............. Missouri........ September 22, 1920............................. Consolidated with Malden No.406, October 11, 1977 Cleveland.................... Cleveland................... Cass......................... Missouri........ September 22, 1920............................. Consolidated with Grand River No. 276, November 21, 1996 Pilgrim ....................... St. Louis..................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ September 21, 1921............................. Consolidated with Webster Groves No. 84, July 15, 1983 Commonwealth........... St. Louis..................... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ September 21, 1921............................. Consolidated with Missouri No. 1, April 19, 1975 Paul Revere-Progress. Florrisant................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 5, 1921.................................... Consolidated with Mizpha Mt. Moriah No. 40, May 25, 2000 Purity.......................... Creve Coeur............... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 21, 1921............................. Consolidated with Webster Groves No. 84, November 26, 1991 Theodore Roosevelt..... University City.......... City of St. Louis...... Missouri........ October 17, 1923.................................. Consolidated with Aurora No. 267, April 3, 1984 Clarence...................... Clarence..................... Shelby...................... Missouri........ October 22, 1924.................................. Consolidated with Censer No. 172, September 14, 1998 Rockhill....................... Kansas City................ Jackson.................... Missouri........ November 12, 2001.............................. Consolidated with Heroin No. 104, November 12, 2001 Aldrich......................... Aldrich........................ Polk.......................... Missouri........ October 26, 1927.................................. Surrendered October 16, 1961 Wardell........................ Wardell....................... Pemiscott................. Missouri........ September 2, 1951............................... Consolidated with Odom No. 671, April 7, 1988 Lilbourn...................... Lilbourn...................... New Madrid............. Missouri........ September 30, 1932............................. Consolidated with New Madrid No. 429, October 10, 1983 Berkeley...................... Ferguson..................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 29, 1953............................. Consolidated with Ferguson No. 542, September 11, 1998 Florissant.................... Hazelwood.................. St. Louis................... Missouri........ September 30, 1959............................. Consolidated with Overland-Occidental No. 623, October 8, 2009 Crestwood................... Crestwood................... Crestwood................ Missouri........ September 27, 1961............................. Consolidated with Crestwood-Anchor No. 443, April 23, 1992 Odom........................... Portageville................ New Madrid............. Missouri........ October 1, 1868.................................... Consolidated with Caruthersville No. 461, June 7, 2005 Bunker........................ Bunker........................ Bunker..................... Missouri........ September 30, 1975............................. Consolidated with Hopewell No. 239, September 22, 2007 Viburnam.................... Vibunam..................... Vibunam.................. Missouri........ February 1, 1980................................. Consolidated with Lebanon No. 77, August 5, 2000 Lewis and Clark......... St. John...................... St. John.................... Missouri........ September 28, 1987............................. Consolidated with Florissant No. 668, December 11, 1995 Harry S. Truman........ Grandview.................. Jackson.................... Missouri........ September 25, 1991............................. Consolidated with Summit No. 263, September 17, 2002

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Villa Dominico ................................................................................................................................ Arizona.............................Jack P. Turner......................................................... Chandler Bruce R. Austin...................................... Charleston............................................Arkansas............................Jack Stockburger.................................................... Winslow Ronald W. Clark..................................... Savannah.............................................. Armenia............................................................................................................. Brent Stewart......................................... Columbia................................................ Austria.............................Dr. Leo Dandel........................................................ Wien, 1, Dorotheergasse 12 K. Roger Pennel..................................... Fairfax.................................................. Belgium.............................Bernard Clarinval................................................... Brussels John Hess............................................... Liberty............................................... Brazil - Acre.......................................................................................................... Dale C. Motter........................................ Kirsville........................................... 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 Edilson Torres Batista.................................... Carnell E. Cutbirth................................ Galena........................................Brazil - Espirito Santo.................Ademir Carletti....................................................... ........................................................................................................................... Brazil - Goias........................Osman Furtado....................................................... Goiania Richard G. Harrison............................... Independence............................Brazil - Grand do Norte................Waldisar Queiroga e Silva...................................... Natal Marion W. Dey........................................ Columbia.....................................Brazil - Grand do Sul..................Valnyr Goulart Jacques.......................................... Rio Grande do Sul Larry F. Barriner................................... St. Louis...................................... Brazil - Mato Grosso..................Bartholomeu Augusto de Vasconcellos Dias.......... Cuiaba Larry R. Albright II................................ Webb City...............................Brazil - Mato Grosso do Sul.............Walter Rossi............................................................ James M. Wilcher................................... Independence..............................Brazil - Minas Gerais..................Ronaldo Braga......................................................... Belo Horizonte ....................................................................................................................... Brazil - Maranhao....................Joaquim Eldis Fiho................................................. David E. Austin...................................... St. Louis......................................... Brazil - Orient of.....................Mario Alberto Avelino............................................. Dean E. Latimer..................................... Marshall.............................................Brazil - Para.........................Jorge H.S. DeMatos................................................ Para ......................................................................................................................... Brazil - Paraiba....................................................................................................... ..........................................................................................................................Brazil - Parana.......................Jorge Marcelo Duarte Correa................................. Rex M. Williams..................................... Rogersville.................................. Brazil - Pernambuco...................Fernando Pinto de Araujo...................................... Recife, Pernambuco ........................................................................................................................... Brazil - Piaui......................................................................................................... Teddie E. Harrison................................. Independence.............................Brazil - Rio de Janeiro.................Ulysses U. Bittencourt........................................... Rio de Janeiro ........................................................................................................................Brazil - Rondonia.....................Cyrillo Lepoldo Carva Lhode Silva Neves............. Porta Velho Gary J. Barron....................................... Kansas City....................................Brazil - Roraima......................Ivonisio Damasceno................................................ Lacerda ...................................................................................................................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................................................................ H. Keith Neese....................................... Columbia............................................... Bulgaria............................................................................................................. James A. Noland Jr................................ Osage Beach.......................................... Canada ............................John V. Lawer......................................................... Islington, Ontario .................................................................................................................................. 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....................................... 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Georgia.............................Thomas L. Blanton................................................. W. Webb Edwards.................................. Branson...................................................Greece..............................Agis Papadopoulos.................................................. Athens Tim Thomas............................................ Crane................................................... Guatemala..........................Thomas V. Contreras.............................................. Guatemala City ..................................................................................................................... Haiti (Grand Orient)................................................................................................... Jeffrey O. Nations.................................. St. Louis................................................. 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New Mexico ......................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................... New South Wales....................Emlyn Norman Garland......................................... Nicholas R. Cichielo............................... St. Louis............................................... New York............................Robert J. Matoskey................................................. College Point ........................................................................................................................... New Zealand.........................E. Bryan Scott......................................................... Wellington Jonas N. “Jack” Matthews..................... Jefferson City......................................Nicaragua............................................................................................................ ..........................................................................................................................North Carolina.......................Larry Bogan Thompson, Jr..................................... Raleigh Blair C. Mayford.................................... St. Peters.......................................... North Dakota........................R. Gail Hodgins....................................................... Scarles Donald E. Scott...................................... Independence......................................Nova Scotia..........................Roy Allister.............................................................. Rideout Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr............................ St. Louis................................................. Norway.............................Erik-John Schelbred............................................... Sandeford D. Eugene Wisner.................................. Blue Springs........................................Oklahoma...........................Donald Richard McIntosh...................................... Tulsa Ronald D. Jones..................................... Odessa.................................................... Oregon..............................John W. Wood.......................................................... Heppner Stanton T. Brown ................................. Buckner..................................................Panama.............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. Paraguay............................................................................................................. Marvin C. Mendenhall........................... Liberty..................................................... Peru................................Miguel Noblecilla Vargus....................................... Lima Norman D. Johnson............................... Carthage........................................Phlippine Islands.....................Raymundo N. Beltran............................................. Manila Tom T. Perkins....................................... Rocheport.............................................. Portugal............................................................................................................. Brent Motter........................................... Kirksville................................... Prince Edward Island.................Albert Edward Lavers............................................ Charlottown William H. Wisbrock.............................. St. Louis..............................................Puerto Rico..........................Jose D, Martinez..................................................... D. Dean Rowe......................................... Seymore................................................. Quebec..............................Fred Gilman............................................................ Mattew L. Quesenberry......................... Raytown..............................................Queensland..........................R.E. McNaught....................................................... Toogootawah ........................................................................................................................... Rhode Island.........................Norman P. Jehan.................................................... North Sciutate ............................................................................................................................... Romania............................................................................................................. Richard L. Thompson............................. Dearborn.......................................... Saskatchewan........................John L. Green......................................................... Regina Jon B. Broyles........................................ Kirksville.............................................. Scotland............................Barry M. Nutley...................................................... ................................................................................................................................Senegal.............................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................. Serbia............................................................................................................... Zelwin Eaton.......................................... Kirksville............................................... Sinaloa.............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................... Slovenia............................................................................................................. H. Ray McKenzie.................................... Hallsville..................................................Spain...............................Fernando Robaina Gonzalaz.................................. Barcelona Steven I. Toybes..................................... St. Louis.......................................... South Australia......................Rowland T. Filmer.................................................. 63 Windsor Ave., Woodville Pk, S. Aus Joseph S. VanDolah............................... Lee’s Summit...................................South Carolina.......................Bobby R. Faulkner.................................................. Summerville ........................................................................................................................... South Dakota........................Joe A. Minyard........................................................ Sioux Falls ............................................................................................................................ South Africa.........................W.H. Ahrens............................................................ Gordon E. Hopkins, Jr........................... St. Joseph............................................... Sweden.............................Ulf Von Feiltzen...................................................... Solna John W. Mayo......................................... St. Joseph...........................................Swiss Alpina.........................Jean Huguet............................................................ Matt N. Kennedy.................................... Union................................................... Tasmania...........................William Arthur Bannon.......................................... Hobart Glenn E. 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16.............................. Memphis 168................................ Colony 291..................................Edina 380......................... Queen City 414........................ Greensburg 427............................Glenwood 635............................ Greentop

105........................... Kirksville 171............................. Hartford 210...........................Unionville 237..............................La Plata 349................................Pollock 366...................................Adair

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

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

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

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

No.

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

County

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

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

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

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

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

Location

146 S. Market, Memphis, MO 63555........................................................ 63886 State Hwy K, Colony, MO 63531................................................... 306 E. Morgan St., Edina, MO 63537-1447............................................. RR 1 Box 171B, Queen City, MO 63561................................................... RR 1, Baring, MO 63531........................................................................... Main Street, Route M, Glenwood, MO 63541.......................................... 2 Main St, Greentop, MO 63546...............................................................

217 E Harrison, Kirksville, MO 63501..................................................... 38428 Deerwood Trail, Hartford, MO 63565............................................ 106 South 15th Street, Unionville, MO 63565......................................... 209 E Colbern, La Plata, MO 63549......................................................... 604 C St, Pollock, MO 63560..................................................................... 217 E Harrison St, Kirksville, MO 63501................................................

Spencer O. Hart.............................. Dan G. Daniel................................. Daniel E. Mc Cann......................... Larry T. Odom.................................

810 E Hickland St., Princeton, MO 64673............................................... 3107 Miller St., Bethany, MO 64424........................................................ 104 N. Market Street, Gallatin, MO 64640.............................................. 1006 Main, Trenton, MO 64683................................................................

FOURTH DISTRICT

Charles L. Allen.............................. David A. Lloyd................................ Chad V. Gatlin................................ Glen E. Mansfield Jr....................... James C. Rodgers........................... Brian N. Hudnall............................

THIRD DISTRICT

Ronald G. Gardner......................... Gary G. Gooch................................. Brian L. Banks................................ Herbert E. Austin III ..................... Rex A. Clark.................................... Michael J. Mc Goldrick................... Martin R. Burns..............................

Address 413 S Home St, Palmyra, MO 63461........................................................ 1102 Central Ave., Hannibal, MO 63401.................................................. 206 E Lafayette, Monticello, MO 63457................................................... 1102 Central Ave, Hannibal, MO 63401................................................... 310 State St, La Belle, MO 63447............................................................ 610 Washington St., Canton, MO 63435.................................................. 104 Henrietta Street, Wayland, MO 63472..............................................

SECOND DISTRICT

Michael A. Meyer............................ Terry L. Fitch.................................. Charles L. Arnold Jr....................... James C. Dennis............................. Paul A. Harvey................................ Michael L. Sliger............................. Michael D. Scott Sr.........................

Secretary Name

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1852-05-06 1864-05-26 1868-10-15 1871-10-13 1871-10-13 1873-10-16 1924-10-22

1831-04-25 1839-10-14 1842-10-12 1859-05-28 1888-10-11 1868-10-15 1907-09-26

2nd and 4th Sundays, 7:00 p.m................... 1853-06-09 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1854-05-25 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 7:30 PM.................... 1879-10-16 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m................................. 1850-05-09

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m................... 1864-05-26 1st Friday, 7:30 p.m...................................... 1857-05-30 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1861-05-30 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:00 PM Jul-Aug 3rd Thurs 8:00 PM. 1866-06-22 1st Tuesday at 7:30 pm................................ 1884-01-16 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.................. 1881-10-13

1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m............................... 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m............................... 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 P.M..................... 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.............. 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m................. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m............... 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location

904 E Hwy E, Savannah, MO 64485........................................................ 605 Robidoux, St. Joseph, MO 65401....................................................... 153 East Main, Fillmore, MO 64449........................................................ 202 Grand Ave, Forest City, MO 64451.................................................... 605 Robidoux, St. Joseph, MO 64501....................................................... 201 Market Street, Rushville, MO 64484................................................ 2602 1/2 St Joseph Ave, St. Joseph, MO 64505........................................ 6110 S 3rd St., St. Joseph, MO 64504...................................................... 2703 Jules St., St. Joseph, MO 64501...................................................... 555 Main, Cosby, MO 64436......................................................................

EIGHTH DISTRICT

David R. Ingersoll........................... LeRoy H. Maxwell III..................... Larry E. Carr.................................. David E. Lancey.............................. Patrick C. Squires........................... John A. Turnbull............................. Emmett J. Bryson........................... Nighram M Johnson....................... Arthur Scott Nelson........................ Dennis N. Vogel..............................

SEVENTH DISTRICT

308 S 3rd St., Hopkins, MO 64461........................................................... 103 W Opp Street, Rock Port, MO 64482................................................. 1622 N Main, Maryville, MO 64468......................................................... 205 N Broadway, Fairfax, MO 64446.......................................................

SIXTH DISTRICT ......................................................... Scott L. Ray..................................... David M. Smith............................... Robert M. Jones..............................

Address 318 S Main, Grant City, MO 64456.......................................................... Stanberry, MO 64489................................................................................ 104 W. Clay, Albany, MO 64402................................................................ 318 S Main, Grant City, MO 64456.......................................................... 101 W Vermont, King City, MO 64463.....................................................

FIFTH DISTRICT

Joel A. Miller................................... ......................................................... Cecil B. Polley................................. David W. Moyer............................... .........................................................

Secretary Name

Meeting Days

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1st and 3rd Thurs.,7:00 pm.......................... 1844-10-28 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................... 1846-10-14 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................... 1866-06-02 2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m.................................. 1855-05-31 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 PM...................... 2007-10-20 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1865-05-26 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1922-10-19 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00p.m.................. 1870-10-13 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.................... 1882-10-12 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................... 1908-09-30

1st and 3rd Thurs., 7:30 p.m........................ 1866-06-02 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1856-05-29 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................... 1873-10-17 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1874-10-15

1st Monday, 7:00 p.m.................................... 1894-10-10 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1878-10-17 4th Monday, 7 p.m........................................ 1851-05-08 3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m................................... 1860-05-30 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1871-10-13

Daviess...................... 15........................Western Star Winston....................................... ......................................................... 2nd and Croft, Winston, MO 64689.......................................................... 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m................... 1866-06-01 DeKalb...................... 37.......................... Continental Stewartsville............................... Mark R. Francis.............................. 102 East 14th Street, Stewartsville, MO 64490...................................... 1st Monday 7:00 p.m.................................... 1900-10-18 DeKalb...................... 308................................Parrott Maysville..................................... Leslie E. Denny............................... 113 N Polk, Maysville, MO 64469............................................................. 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................... 1869-10-12

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

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

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

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

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

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

48...................................Fulton 354................................Hebron 565..............................Tebbetts 612...............................Mokane 660..............................Holliday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fulton......................................... Mexico......................................... Tebbetts...................................... Mokane....................................... Paris............................................

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

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

300 Market Street, Callao, MO 63534...................................................... 300 N JFK Ave, Keytesville, MO 65261................................................... 300 E. State St., Linneus, MO 64653....................................................... 200 Linn, Brookfield, MO 64628............................................................... 201 Pearl St,Macon, MO 63552................................................................ 313 S Center, Shelbina, MO 63468........................................................... 201 N Main St, Marceline, MO 64658......................................................

115 South Public St. Floor 2, Center, MO 63436..................................... 313 Court St., Monroe City, MO 63456.................................................... 621 Georgia Street, Louisiana, MO 63353............................................... 17 S. Court St., Bowling Green, MO 63334.............................................. 1 Palmyra St. Fl 2, Perry, MO 63462....................................................... 108 N Main St., Vandalia, MO 63382.......................................................

201 W. Fifth, Fulton, MO 65251............................................................... 708 W Boulevard St., Mexico, MO 65265................................................. 5534 State Hwy. 94, Tebbetts, MO 65080................................................. 301 Fulton Ave., Mokane, MO 65059........................................................ 25069 Bus. Hwy. 24, Paris, MO 65275.....................................................

Samuel D. Thomas Jr..................... Jerry L. Hudson.............................. Philip Stacy Mathis........................ Joel C. Ridgway.............................. Mark E. Nichols.............................. .........................................................

110 N Main St., Huntsville, MO 65259.................................................... Hwys 63/24, 4 mi E on 24,1st rd past YY, Milton, MO 65270................. 401 W Rollins, Moberly, MO 65270.......................................................... 209 Martin, Cairo, MO 65239................................................................... Division St, Higbee, MO 65257................................................................. 355 Main, Clark, MO 65243......................................................................

THIRTEENTH DISTRICT

John R. Douglas.............................. Jared A. Price.................................. Ralph M. Davis............................... Gregory A. Dyer.............................. Kenneth Shumard..........................

TWELFTH DISTRICT

Joseph W. Wilcox............................ Glen D. Wilson................................ Timothy A. Turco............................ Christopher E Peterman................ Timothy D. Asquith........................ Ronald L. Heaton............................

ELEVENTH DISTRICT

Shannon L. Payton......................... Andrew S. Cornilsen....................... John W. Fay.................................... James L. O Dell.............................. Richard L. Winkie........................... Jerry Lynn Miles............................. Fred H. Lewis.................................

TENTH DISTRICT

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................... 1840-10-08 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m..................... 1855-06-11 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1870-10-31 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1874-10-15 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1885-10-15 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1910-09-28

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.............. 1842-10-19 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................... 1870-10-13 3rd Monday, 7:30p.m.................................... 1902-10-22 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m................................. 1911-09-28 ....................................................................... 1923-10-17

2nd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m........................... 1853-06-09 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 p.m.................. 1866-06-03 1st and 2nd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................... 1847-10-12 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.................. 1851-05-09 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1868-10-15 3rd Tuesday7:30 P. M................................... 1876-10-12

1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................... 1866-06-02 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.Dark Jul-Aug... 1845-10-20 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 p.m.................. 1846-10-15 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1866-06-02 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1875-10-14 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.............. 1862-05-29 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m................. 1889-10-17

Livingston................. 89............................Friendship Chillicothe................................... Douglas S. Roberts......................... 709 Cherry St, Chillicothe, MO 64601..................................................... 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.................. 1847-10-12 Caldwell.................... 232.....................................Polo Polo............................................. Lyndall L. Johnson......................... 416 Main St, Polo, MO 64671................................................................... 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m............. 1876-10-17 Caldwell.................... 334......................Breckenridge Breckenridge.............................. G. Raymond Johnston.................... 431 S 6th St, Breckenridge, MO 64625.................................................... 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1870-10-13

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

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

13............................Rising Sun 17.....................Barry Daylight 53..................................Weston 120.............................Compass 169.................... Camden Point 339...............................Fidelity 355...............................Adelphi 504..........................Platte City

220........................Kansas City 299.......................Temple Gate 446...............................Ivanhoe 617........................ Swope Park 625............................. Sheffield 630........................... East Gate 656..................... Country Club 659..................................Alpha 1941.............. Harry S Truman

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

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

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

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

County

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

10 E Franklin, Liberty, MO 64068............................................................ 911 N. Ashland, Cameron, MO 64429...................................................... 109 1/2 Locust, Plattsburg, MO 64477..................................................... 726 Gano St. Hwy JJ, Missouri City, MO 64072..................................... 110 S Main St., Excelsior Springs, MO 63901......................................... 420 N. Pennsylvania, Lawson, MO 64062............................................... 420 N Pennsylvania Ave, Lawson, MO 64062.......................................... 310 Railroad Ave, Gower, MO 64454........................................................ 119-A N. Bridge St., Smithville, MO 64089............................................. 704 Oak, Lathrop, MO 64465...................................................................

2000 NW Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO 64154.......................................... 2000 N.W. Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO 64154........................................ 507 N. Main St., Weston, MO 64098........................................................ 2000 NW Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO 64154.......................................... 107 3rd St., Camden Point, MO 64018..................................................... 100 Main St., Farley, MO 64028............................................................... 500 Hines St., Edgerton, MO 64444......................................................... 100 Main St., Farley, MO 64028...............................................................

Carroll G. Iorg................................. Lyman I. Ridgeway......................... Mark E. Hamilton........................... Kenneth D. Best Sr......................... Cecil R. Wagers............................... Forrest G. Lowe.............................. Glenn L. Bray Jr............................. William R. Perry............................. Michael E. Wheeler........................

1330 E Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64109...................................... 903 Harrison St, Kansas City, MO 64106................................................ 8640 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64131..................................................... 8521 Oldham Rd, Kansas City MO 64138............................................... 903 Harrison, Kansas City, MO 64106..................................................... 3516 Blue Ridge cutoff, Kansas City, MO 64133..................................... 3516 Blue Ridge cutoff, Kansas City, MO 64133..................................... 2121 Gentry, N. Kansas City, MO 64116-3524......................................... 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129.............................................

EIGHTEENTH DISTRICT

Bobbie E. White.............................. Bobbie E. White.............................. Christopher C. Marcum................. Joshua A. Thompson....................... Carl E. Riddle................................. Roy B. Orth..................................... Shawn E. Harmer........................... William L. Foster............................

SEVENTEENTH DISTRICT

Ronald L. Elliott............................. Joseph W. Hendrix.......................... Wade L. Wilken Jr.......................... Chad A. Wilderdyke....................... Forrest J. Aull Jr............................. Dylan A. DePrenger........................ James E. Adams.............................. David L. Holloway.......................... Anthony J. Kerns............................ Gregory E. Golden..........................

Address

315 Clark Street, Richmond, MO 64085.................................................. 126 1/2 N 11th St, Lexington, MO 64067................................................. 205 W. Main St., Camden, MO 64017...................................................... 701 W. 22nd St., Higginsville, MO 64037................................................. 305 W South Front St., Orrick, MO 64077............................................... 6898 N 131 Hwy, Odessa, MO 64076........................................................

SIXTEENTH DISTRICT

Scott A. Reed................................... Ronald A. Peterson......................... John R. Long................................... Dru E. Felkins................................ Kenneth W. Mc Afee....................... Robert M. Keyserling......................

FIFTEENTH DISTRICT

Steven W. Walden........................... Kenneth Russell Osborn................ Gary E. Zumalt............................... Kenneth Russell Osborn................ Roland O. Wood............................... Lloyd Glen Lyon.............................. Francis L. Vaught Jr.......................

14 N Main, Carrollton, MO 64633............................................................ 307 Seventh St., Arrow Rock, MO 65320................................................. 108 E. Kelling Waverly, MO 64096........................................................... 627 E Industrial Blvd., Slater, MO 65349................................................ 18 E Morrow, Marshall, MO 65340.......................................................... 139 Hwy and 8th St, Hale, MO 64643...................................................... 107 N Miller, Sweet Springs, MO 65351..................................................

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Meeting Days

Chartered

2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.................... 1861-05-30 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................... 1868-10-15 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30p.m.................. 1901-10-17 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m................ 1911-09-28 2nd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.............................. 1912-09-25 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m................... 1913-10-02 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. dark Jul and Aug.. 1921-09-21 2nd & 4th Mon, 2nd Mon only May-Aug & Dec-7:30 PM.. 1921-09-21 4th Tuesday of the Month 7:00 PM............. 2013-09-24

1st Saturday, 7:30 p.m.................................. 1852-05-06 3rd Wednesday of the Month 10:00 AM...... 2013-09-24 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1842-10-11 1st Monday, 7:30 p.m.................................... 1850-05-20 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................... 1867-10-19 1st Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.............................. 1870-10-13 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.................................. 1870-10-13 2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m.................................. 1881-10-12

2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1840-10-09 1st and 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m...................... 1867-10-19 1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m................................. 1850-05-09 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m................... 1859-05-28 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................... 1861-05-30 2nd and 4th Thursdays 6:30 PM................. 2005-09-27 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1871-10-13 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1872-10-16 1st & 3rd Wed 7:00 PM................................ 1872-10-16 1st Tuesday and 3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m....... 1882-10-12

3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m................................... 1842-10-12 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................................. 1855-06-04 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1921-09-21 2nd and 4th Monday, 7:30 p.m..................... 1880-10-14 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1872-10-16 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1873-10-15

2nd and 4th Thurs., 7:30 p.m...................... 1842-10-17 2nd Thurs., 7:30 p.m.................................... 1842-10-11 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.................................. 1866-06-02 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................... 1866-06-02 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.................. 1867-10-19 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:15 p.m.................... 1893-10-12 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m................................ 1867-10-19

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Kansas City................................ Kansas City................................ Kansas City................................ Kansas City................................ Kansas City................................ Kansas City................................ Kansas City................................ N. Kansas City........................... Kansas City................................

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

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

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

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

Location

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54.................................... Index 147.................................... Cass 276....................... Grand River 450............. Belton-Grandview 480.................................. Jewel

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

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

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

Howard..................... Cooper....................... Boone........................ Boone........................ Boone........................ Boone........................ Cooper....................... Boone........................

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

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

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

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

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

Location

709 Old Hwy 7, Garden City, MO 64747.................................................. 405 North Independence, Harrisonville, MO 64701................................ 104 N Washington, Freeman, MO 64746................................................. 307 N. Scott, Belton, MO 64012................................................................ 1480 Broadway, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080...............................................

107 Commercial, Windsor, MO 65360...................................................... 601 West Broadway, Sedalia, MO 65301.................................................. 1124 NE 75 Rd., Knob Noster, MO 65336................................................ 1192 SW Hwy 58, Holden, MO 64040....................................................... 402 E Russell Ave, Warrensburg, MO 64093........................................... 601 W Broadway, Sedalia, MO 65301....................................................... 1109 E Ohio, Clinton, MO 64735..............................................................

Johnny M. Ernst............................. John L. Holtzclaw........................... Phillip S. Woolfolk.......................... Jason L. Goran................................ Bruce E. Martin.............................. Thomas L. Pauley........................... James M. Siverling......................... .........................................................

182 Hwy. 5 North, Fayette, MO 65248..................................................... 717 Main St., Boonville, MO 65233.......................................................... 690 N. Jefferson St., Centralia, MO 65240.............................................. 3 Masonic Drive, Columbia, MO 65202.................................................... 215 E Broadway, Ashland, MO 65010...................................................... 500 E. Hwy OO, Hallsville, MO 65255..................................................... 107 S. Elm St., Bunceton, MO 65237....................................................... 3 Masonic Drive, Columbia, MO 65202....................................................

TWENTY-SECOND DISTRICT

Wesley D. Wiley.............................. William D. Talley............................ Kyle R. Hookey............................... Henry S. Strohmeyer...................... Michael E. Sutton........................... Kenneth J. Wasson......................... Larry L. Storer................................

TWENTY-FIRST DISTRICT

Darrel D. Rogers Jr......................... Roland D. Eads............................... Jon H. Seabaugh............................. Robert K. Crosby............................. .........................................................

Address 120 S Pleasant, Independence, MO 64050............................................... 2409 S. M-291 Hwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082........................................ 120 S Pleasant, Independence, MO 64050............................................... 120 S Pleasant St., Independence, MO 64050......................................... 908 Main St., Blue Springs, MO 64015.................................................... 6309 Overton, Raytown, MO 64133.......................................................... 1901 S. Broadway, Oak Grove MO 64075................................................ 611 S Sibley St, Buckner, MO 64016........................................................ 9515 E. Independence Ave, Independence, MO 64053............................

TWENTIETH DISTRICT

James N. Wallace............................ Robert W. Spence............................ Thomas L. Coleman........................ Kenneth M. Fitzgerel..................... William E. Broggi Sr....................... Henry K. Bedsaul........................... Kenneth E. Crawford Jr................. David B. Brown............................... Donald MacCormick.......................

Secretary Name

NINETEENTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

Chartered

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m................... 1999-02-22 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.................. 1841-10-09 1st and 3rd Thurs., 7:30 p.m........................ 1867-10-19 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1867-10-19 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:00 p.m. Dark July and August. 1859-05-28 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m........................... 1878-10-17 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m................ 1872-10-16 First and Third Tuesdays at7:30pm............ 1909-09-29

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m................... 1866-06-02 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m............................. 1864-05-24 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. dark July & Aug... 1865-05-26 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1868-10-15 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................... 1868-10-15 3rd Tuesday 7:30 p.m.; dark July and August.. 1868-10-15 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1890-10-15

4th Monday 7:00 p.m.................................... 1884-10-16 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m................. 1867-10-17 2nd Monday, 7:00 p.m.................................. 1868-10-15 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m................... 1872-10-16 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.................................. 1878-10-17

2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1846-10-14 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................... 1870-10-13 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. dark Jul & Aug... 1923-10-17 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................... 1869-10-12 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1887-10-13 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1871-10-13 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m................ 1871-10-13 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. ................. 1877-10-11 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m..................... 1911-09-28

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

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

34...................................... Troy 46............................ Wentzville 80............................. Bridgeton 179............... Pride of the West 199...........................New Hope 241......................... St. Charles 260................... Mechanicsville 682.................. Lincoln County

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

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

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........................ Miller........................ Morgan...................... Osage........................

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

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

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

Jefferson City............................. California.................................... Chamois...................................... Eldon........................................... Versailles.................................... Linn.............................................

Location

36 W Vine St, Sullivan, MO 63080........................................................... 910 Washington St., Hermann, MO 65041.............................................. 2732 Hwy 100, Gray Summit, MO 63039................................................ 109 Lafayette, Washington, MO 63090.................................................... 616 Stockell Dr., Eureka, MO 63025........................................................ 1228 Adler Rd, Robertsville, MO 63072................................................... 202 N. Columbus St, Pacific, MO 63069................................................... 355 Kitchel, St. Clair, MO 63077.............................................................. 215 N Christina Ave, Union, MO 63084................................................... 311 E Lincoln, Owensville, MO 65066......................................................

101 N Elm, Wright City, MO 63390.......................................................... 319 Bluff St., Silex, MO 63377.................................................................. 2nd & Sturgeon Sts., Montgomery City, MO 63361................................ Booneslick Rd, Jonesburg, MO 63351...................................................... 319 Bluff St, Silex, MO 63377................................................................... 502 Main St., Mckittrick, MO 65041........................................................ 704 East Veterans Memorial Parkway, Warrenton, MO 63383..............

R. Bruce Hubbard........................... Christopher J. Newbold.................. Earl A. Sandroff DMD.................... Frank H. Davis............................... Robert L. Kindred Jr....................... Ryan C. Georgen............................. Donald G. Owens............................ Larry J. Kelley................................

611 Main St., Troy, MO 63379................................................................... 602 Meyer Rd, Wentzville, MO 63385...................................................... 414 S. Church St., St. Peters, MO 63376................................................. 2051 Collier Corp. Parkway, St. Charles, MO 63303.............................. 104 S 4th St., Elsberry, MO 63343........................................................... 2051 Collier Parkway, St. Charles, MO 63303......................................... 2959 Hwy 94 S, Defiance, MO 63341....................................................... 204 Third St., Winfield, MO 63389...........................................................

TWENTY-SIXTH DISTRICT

Scott A. Schultz............................... William E. Clarke........................... Thomas L. Cahall........................... Phillip W. Engel.............................. William W. Haines III..................... David G. Bezold.............................. Scott A. Schultz...............................

TWENTY-FIFTH DISTRICT

Justin Meek Mueller...................... Richard B. Requarth....................... Ronald L. Rochat............................ John L. Erfurdt Jr........................... Robert G. Bauer.............................. Russell G. Humphrey Jr................. Arnold D. Haddock Jr..................... Carl A. Stahlman............................ Clarence A. Barrows Jr................... John A. Kreter.................................

Address 3211 Masonic Ct., Jefferson City, MO 65109........................................... 210 East South, California, MO 65018..................................................... 203 Main Street, Chamois, MO 65024..................................................... 201 East First Street, Eldon, MO 65026.................................................. 308 N. Walnut, Versailles, MO 65084....................................................... 202 S 12th St, Linn, MO 65051................................................................

TWENTY-FOURTH DISTRICT

James A. Thomas............................ George R. Shelley............................ Steven D. Duncan........................... Dan A. Gier..................................... Orville H. Patten............................ Johnnie R. Fowler...........................

Secretary Name

TWENTY-THIRD DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

Chartered

1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:00 p.m.................... 1841-10-07 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.............. 1866-06-02 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1846-10-14 2nd Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. Except Jan. & Feb.. 1858-05-28 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p. m............................... 1860-05-31 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM....................... 1865-05-26 2nd & 4th Mon 7:00 p.m.............................. 1868-10-15 1st and 3rd Fridays, 7:00 p.m...................... 2002-01-01

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m................. 1852-05-08 4th Friday, 7:30 p.m..................................... 1897-10-21 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1920-01-12 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m................................... 1893-10-12 1st Friday, 7:30 p.m...................................... 1874-10-15 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.................................. 1876-10-12 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m................ 1917-09-17

1st and 3rd Fridays, 7:30 p.m...................... 1866-06-02 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.............................. 1850-05-10 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 PM..................... 1903-10-23 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m..................... 1868-10-15 1st & 3rd Mondays 7:30 pm/Dark July & Aug.. 1923-10-19 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................... 1870-10-13 2nd & 4th Thursday 7:30............................. 1887-10-13 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1905-09-28 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m., dark July-Aug... 1907-09-26 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1912-09-25

1st Thursday - 7:30 pm and 3rd Thursday - 7:00 pm.. 1841-11-15 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. except July & Aug... 1898-10-19 4th Fri, 7:30 p.m., except 3rd Fri. in Nov. & Dec... 1859-05-28 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m..................... 1867-10-19 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 p.m.................. 1923-10-18 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m., CST 8 p. m .CDT.... 1898-10-19

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1.................. St Louis Missouri 27................ Spirit of St. Louis 45........................... Bonhomme 79............ Polar Star Rose Hill 84....................Webster Groves 484............................Kirkwood 684.................................. Noble

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

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

No.

3....................................Beacon 25............................... Naphtali 40............. Mizpah Mt. Moriah 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................................... Mehlville..................................... Mehlville..................................... St Louis.......................................

Creve Coeur................................ St. Louis...................................... Fenton......................................... Creve Coeur................................ Webster Groves.......................... Kirkwood..................................... St. Louis . ...................................

Hazelwood................................... Saint Louis,................................ Florissant.................................... St. Louis...................................... St. Louis...................................... Overland.....................................

Location

David L. Jacobi Sr........................... Robert J. Mayer Sr.......................... Kevin M. Nosser............................. Jeffrey L. Howard........................... Philip A. Cole.................................. Dwight E. Wyatt............................. David E. Devine.............................. Michael P. Singer Jr........................ Raymond J. Schuchardt................. John Thomas Litzau.......................

4500 Donovan Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109................................................ 4386 Bates St, St. Louis, MO 63116......................................................... 4386 Bates Street, St. Louis, MO 63116-2328......................................... 401 Hays Hill, Fenton, MO 63026............................................................ 9078 Sappington Rd., Crestwood, MO 63126........................................... 8230 Gravois Rd., St. Louis, MO 63125................................................... 9078 Sappington, Crestwood, MO 63126................................................. 4557 Lemay Ferry Rd, Mehlville, MO 63129........................................... 4558 Lemay Ferry Rd., Mehlville, MO 63129.......................................... 4386 Bates, St Louis, MO 63125...............................................................

DISTRICT 27C

11122 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141............................................. 8230 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO 63125................................................. 401 Hays Hill, Fenton, MO 63026............................................................ 11122 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141.............................................. 12 E Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119............................................ 211 N Harrison Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122-4037..................................... 12545 Fee Fee Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146..................................................

DISTRICT 27B Harry R. Rosansky......................... Gerald E. Tooley.............................. William D. Shermer........................ Kenneth N. White........................... John N. Mikusch............................. Leslie L. McDurmont Jr................. Charles F. Wiegert..........................

Address 7251 N Hanley Rd, Hazelwood, MO 63042.............................................. 3681 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108............................................. 12030 New Halls Ferry Rd., Florissant, MO 63033................................ 5015 Westminster Pl, St. Louis, MO 63108............................................. 3765 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108................................................. 10770 Page Blvd., Overland, MO 63132..................................................

DISTRICT 27A

Francis J. Buchholz Jr.................... William A. Bean.............................. Charles R. Huddleston................... William Boyd Kiphart II................ Walter S. Sawicki II........................ Ronald R. Angel..............................

Secretary Name

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

Chartered

2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1852-05-06 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1849-05-10 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7:30 PM.................. 2007-09-06 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 7:30 p.m............... 1868-10-15 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30p.m................. 1992-04-23 2nd & 4th Thursdays/7:30 PM..................... 1999-04-22 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m............. 1989-08-24 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................... 1996-04-27 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1971-09-27 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1997-03-15

1st and 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m................... 1815-10-18 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.............. 1999-06-16 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m..................... 1841-10-09 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30pm.................... 1846-10-14 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 pm................... 1897-10-21 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1874-10-15 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM.................... 2004-09-28

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM.................... 1849-05-10 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:30 pm......... 1839-10-14 1st and 3rd Tuesday , 7:30 p.m.................... 1995-10-17 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.................... 1870-10-13 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 10:00 A. M................... 1906-09-27 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1990-02-22

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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..................... Benton.......................

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

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

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

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

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

Location

203 4th, Steelville, MO 65565.................................................................. 311 3rd St, Vienna, MO 65582.................................................................. 400 E 2nd St, Rolla, MO 65401................................................................. 304 Washington Street, Salem, MO 65560.............................................. 300 N Evergreen, St. James, MO 65559.................................................. 201 North Smith St., Cuba, MO 65453.................................................... 206 E 1st St, Belle, MO 65013.................................................................. 151Main St, Newburg, MO 65550............................................................ 15135 Hwy. 63 South, Vichy, MO 65580...................................................

191 W 2nd St., Lebanon, MO 65536......................................................... 26 Court Circle, Camdenton, MO 65020.................................................. 203 High School Dr., Dixon, MO 65459.................................................... 1409 Ousley Rd., Waynesville, MO 65583................................................ 108 Chestnut, Richland, MO 65556......................................................... 834 Hwy 42, Iberia, MO 65486................................................................. 238 State Road W, Macks Creek, MO 65786............................................ 102 N Spruce St, Conway, MO 65632.......................................................

Willard A. Harper........................... Robert E. Bulmer............................ ......................................................... John A. Parks.................................. Billy J. Bailey.................................. Richard W. Land.............................

Lakeshore and Center, Osceola, MO 64776............................................. Wheatland, MO 65779............................................................................... Hwy 254 S, Hermitage, MO 65668........................................................... 201 Durnell St., Osceola, MO 64776......................................................... 400 S Main St, Lowry City, MO 64763..................................................... 425 Benton St., Warsaw, MO 65355.........................................................

THIRTY-FIRST DISTRICT

Richard Eugene Wrinkle................ Richard C. Simons.......................... John S. Dockery.............................. William Kent Burns........................ Kevin T. Hamilton.......................... Paul D. Herd................................... Fawzy T. Simon............................... James W. Fisher..............................

THIRTIETH DISTRICT

Jerry J. Bryan................................. Owen Clifford. Wagner................... Frank L. Jurotich Sr....................... Randell K. Kennedy........................ Timothy R. Lehnhoff....................... William P. Dean.............................. Timothy R. Lehnhoff....................... Christopher G. Smith..................... Thomas E. Kliewer.........................

Address Hwy. 21 and Webster Rd., Caledonia, MO 63631.................................... 221 Boyd St., De Soto, MO 63020............................................................. 206 W Breton, Potosi, MO 63664.............................................................. 5962 Spruce St., Irondale, MO 63648....................................................... 10798 Hwy 21, Hillsboro, MO 63050........................................................ 229 Bailey Rd., Crystal City, MO 63019................................................... 309 Station Rd., Herculaneum, MO 63048.............................................. Hwy CC and E, De Soto, MO 63020......................................................... 10046 Eye St., Caledonia, MO 63631.......................................................

TWENTY-NINTH DISTRICT

John M. Robinson III...................... Ronald L. Young.............................. Douglas L. Short............................. Kenneth L. Godat Sr....................... Raymond E. Pithan Jr.................... Donald E. Ponzar............................ A. Elmo Blum.................................. William P. Rousan........................... Ronald Pierce..................................

Secretary Name

TWENTY-EIGHTTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

Chartered

3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................... 1868-10-15 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m................................. 1868-10-15 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................... 1868-10-15 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m............................. 1870-10-13 1st Friday, 7:30 p.m...................................... 1873-10-16 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 7:00 PM.................. 1921-09-21

1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m................................. 1854-05-25 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m................................ 1869-10-12 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m................... 1870-10-13 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.................................. 1888-10-10 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m............................. 1901-10-18 1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m................................. 1871-10-13 4th Thursdays, 7:00 PM............................... 1878-11-01 1st Saturday, 7:00 p.m.................................. 1885-10-15

1st Saturday, 7:30 pm................................... 1846-10-14 3rd Monday at 7:00 PM................................ 1878-10-17 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.............. 1861-05-30 1st and 3rd Fridays, 7:30 p.m...................... 1862-05-29 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1863-05-29 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m................................ 1887-10-13 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1906-09-27 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m..................... 1906-09-27 2nd Saturday, 7:30 p.m.,except Jul & Aug.. 1885-10-15

Sat. before 1st full moon, 7:00 p.m.............. 1825-04-07 2nd and 4th Thursday , 7:00 p.m................ 1867-10-19 2nd Mondays, 7:30 p.m................................ 1851-05-28 1st and 3rd Saturday................................... 1864-05-26 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.................. 1856-05-31 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7:00 pm......................... 1868-10-15 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m................. 1922-10-19 2nd Saturday, 7:30 p.m................................ 1887-10-13 3rd Saturday, 7:30 p.m................................. 1914-10-01

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87.......................... Washington 187.............................. Hermon 283............................. Stockton 292.................................Lamar 303..................................Osage 315...........................Jerusalem 371.............................. Sheldon 482........................ Clintonville 495.................................. Unity

5.................................... United 7.............................. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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....................... Cedar........................ Vernon.......................

No.

141........................ Amsterdam 254................................. Butler 368......................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....................................... El Dorado Springs...................... Sheldon.......................................

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

Location

west side of town square, Greenfield, MO 65661..................................... 132 South Main, Liberal, MO 64762........................................................ 1210 South St., Stockton, MO 65785........................................................ 200 E 11th St, Lamar, MO 64759............................................................. 221 W Walnut St., Nevada, MO 64772-2340............................................ 100 Broadway, Jerico Springs, MO 64756................................................ 3rd and Main, Sheldon, MO 64784........................................................... 17 Main St., El Dorado Springs, MO 64744............................................. 12300 South Main, Sheldon, MO 64778...................................................

Michael S. Whitescarver................ Steve C. Gilkey............................... Charles D. Roberts......................... Franklin E. Merica Jr..................... Thomas E. Shook............................ James A. Sweaney.......................... Barret S. Van Horn......................... James R. Billedo............................. Gary L. Benskin.............................. Ricky L Thompson.......................... Bradley M. Trantham..................... Gary L. Benskin.............................. Herschel L. Gott..............................

1930 W Catalpa, Springfield, MO 65807.................................................. 101 S Washington, Walnut Grove, MO 65770.......................................... 101 E Main St., Ash Grove, MO 65604..................................................... 301 S. KillingsworthBolivar, MO 65613................................................... 1930 W Catalpa, Springfield, MO 65807.................................................. 1005 W Main St., Buffalo, MO 65622....................................................... 1700 Boonville St, Springfield, MO 65803............................................... 104 S Main, Pleasant Hope, MO 65725.................................................... 146 1/2 N Main St., Republic, MO 65738................................................. 102 E. Chestnut St, Strafford, MO 65757................................................ 110 E Jackson, Willard, MO 65781........................................................... 1700 N. Boonville St., Springfield, MO 65803......................................... 1700 N. Boonville, Springfield, MO 65803...............................................

THIRTY-FOURTH DISTRICT

John W. Shoemaker........................ Douglas L. Rogers........................... ......................................................... Clarence L. Squires........................ David L. Grubb............................... Richard E. Sprenkle....................... Terry W. Bogart............................... James R. Leonard........................... .........................................................

Address 8023 NW Benton St., Amsterdam, MO 64723......................................... 1203 N Orange, Butler, MO 64730........................................................... 24 E 3rd St., Adrian, MO 64720................................................................ 315 E 3rd St, Appleton City, MO 64724...................................................

THIRTY-THIRD DISTRICT

A. Freeman Stanfill........................ Alvin O. Griffin............................... Alvin O. Griffin............................... Tommy R. Holt................................

Secretary Name

THIRTY-SECOND DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

Chartered

3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m................................... 1857-05-30 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.................................. 1867-10-19 2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm............................. 1899-10-18 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.................................. 1867-10-19 2nd Monday, 7:00 p.m.................................. 1868-10-15 4th Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................... 1871-10-13 3rd Thursday, 6:30 P. M............................... 1872-10-16 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m................................ 1873-10-16 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m................................ 1905-09-28 4th Thursday, 7:00 p.m................................ 1910-09-28 1st Monday, 6:30 p.m.................................... 1912-09-20 1st Monday, 8:30 a.m./On Holidays by Vote... 1988-09-25 7:00 PM, 4th Friday 3rd Friday Nov and Dec.. 2002-09-24

4th Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................... 1847-10-12 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1889-10-17 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1868-10-15 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1868-10-15 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.................................. 1868-10-15 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m................................. 1896-10-22 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1883-10-11 2nd & 4th Thursday, 7:30 p.m..................... 1874-10-15 1st & 3rd Wednesdays7:30 pm.................... 1895-10-17s

2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.................................. 1906-09-27 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m................. 1868-10-15 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1871-10-13 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m................................... 1871-10-13

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

110............................... Marcus 132........................ Farmington 154........................Elvins-Ionic 234........................St. Francois 424.......................... Samaritan 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....................... Mount 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........................................ MountainGrove.......................... Houston....................................... Rogersville.................................. Seymour...................................... Plato............................................ Rogersville.................................. Mansfield.................................... Norwood......................................

Location

620 Main St., Lesterville, MO 63654........................................................ 180 S. Main St, Ellington, MO 63638....................................................... 555 Richards St, Summersville, MO 65571............................................. 100 N Main, Hwy 21 and O, Grandin, MO 63943................................... 19058 Illinois Ave., Eminence, MO 65466................................................

Hugo D. Walka Rev......................... Lee L. Francis................................. G. Douglas Bales............................. Shawn D. Caldwell......................... Daniel Joseph Ward........................ Glen E. Watkins.............................. Carl R. Cantrell Jr..........................

124 S Main, Fredericktown, MO 63645.................................................... 211 W Columbia, Farmington, MO 63640................................................ 206 N School St, Desloge, MO 63601........................................................ 310 Center St, Libertyville, MO 63640.................................................... 7 Church St, Bonne Terre, MO 63628...................................................... 2481 Poplar St, Doe Run, MO 63637........................................................ 214 E 4th, Leadwood, MO 63653..............................................................

THIRTY-SEVENTH DISTRICT

Daniel L. Byron............................... Kevin E. Rains................................ ......................................................... Wayne G. Tucker............................. Richard D. Tyler.............................

Address 313 NW 11th Ave., Ava, MO 65806........................................................... 263 E. Washington, Marshfield, MO 65706............................................. 508 Hickory St., Licking, MO 65542........................................................ 4th and Maple, MountainGrove, MO 65711............................................. 812 Dooley St, Houston, MO 65483.......................................................... 6078 State Hwy KK, Rogersville, MO 65742........................................... 731 E. Clinton, Seymour, MO 65746........................................................ 10582 Jefferson Ln., Plato, MO 65552..................................................... 127 East Center St., Rogersville, MO 65742............................................ 1292 S Old Hwy 5, Mansfield, MO 65704................................................ Main & Eagle, Norwood, MO 65717.........................................................

THIRTY-SIXTH DISTRICT

Thomas J. Williams........................ Ricky L Thompson.......................... Doyt E. Lusby................................. Michael A Stearnes......................... James Ashley Ayers Jr.................... Randall J. Jones.............................. Mark E. Nichols.............................. James M. Richards......................... Jeffrey D. Lee.................................. David A. Gray................................. Steven A. Kirby...............................

Secretary Name

THIRTY-FIFTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

Chartered

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1849-05-10 2nd and 4th Thursdays 7:30 pm.................. 1851-05-10 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................... 1901-10-17 1st Sat of each month 10:30 AM.................. 1864-05-26 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. except Jul. & Aug.. 1872-10-16 2nd and 4th Monday, 7:30 p.m..................... 1891-10-14 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 7:30 PM................. 1909-09-30

4th Saturday, 7:30 p.m................................. 1881-10-13 2nd Thursday 7:00 PM Dark July & Aug.... 1906-09-27 2nd Thursday, 8:00 p.m. June-Sep 7:30 pm Oct-May.... 1891-10-15 2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m.................................. 1906-09-27 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m................. 1909-09-29

1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................... 1887-10-13 2nd Friday, 7:00 p.m. . ................................. 1858-05-28 2nd Thursday 7:30 PM................................. 1899-10-19 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m................................... 1885-10-15 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m................................. 1867-10-19 3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m................................... 1872-10-16 1st Friday, 7:30 p.m...................................... 1872-10-16 1st Monday, 7:00 p.m.................................... 1873-10-16 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m................................ 1874-10-15 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.................................. 1891-10-15 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m................................. 1912-09-25

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

68................................ Kennett 108....................... New Madrid 176...........................U.G. Totty 212........................... Four Mile 215....................... Hornersville 461....................Caruthersville

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

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

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

Lodge

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

No.

93.............................St. Mark’s 103...........................West View 226................................. Saline 417........................ Whitewater 441.............................Excelsior 545................................. Zalma 615............................... Chaffee 670........................... Perryville 672............... Harold O’ Grauel

County

Cape Girardeau........ Cape Girardeau........ Ste Genevieve........... Cape Girardeau........ Cape Girardeau........ Bollinger................... Scott.......................... Perry......................... Cape Girardeau........

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

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

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

Cape Girardeau.......................... Millersville.................................. St. Mary...................................... Whitewater................................. Jackson....................................... Zalma.......................................... Chaffee........................................ Perryville.................................... Cape Girardeau..........................

Location

107 N Prairie St., Bloomfield, MO 63825................................................. 320 S. Kingshighway, Sikeston, MO 63801.............................................. 307 S. Center, Charleston, MO 63834...................................................... 28089 Spears StBox 83, Bell City, MO 63735.......................................... 500 S Walnut, Dexter, MO 63841............................................................. 110 Stewart St., Bernie, MO 63822.......................................................... 363 W Richardson Ave., Puxico, MO 63960..............................................

1933 Carter St., Kennett, MO 63857........................................................ 204 Powell Street, New Madrid, MO 63869............................................. 1010 Conran Rd., Conran, MO 63873...................................................... 109 E. Grand, Campbell, MO 63933......................................................... Hornersville, MO 63855............................................................................ 910 Ward Ave, Caruthersville, MO 63830................................................

David N. Bollinger......................... Earnie D. Wilson............................. Perry W. Jenks................................ Jason A. Street................................ Robert D. Leroux............................

102 Oak St, Greenville, MO 63944........................................................... 2303 N Main, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901..................................................... 305 West Old Hwy St., Doniphan, MO 63935.......................................... 1505 N Main St, Piedmont, MO 63957..................................................... 121 N Public Rd, Naylor, MO 63953.........................................................

FORTY-FIRST DISTRICT

Victor G. Mode................................ ......................................................... Randal B. Bowden.......................... Joe Ritchard Robinson................... Lester Eddie Lee Tilley.................. .........................................................

FORTIETH DISTRICT

......................................................... Johnie E. Dixon............................... Richard D. Griggs........................... Phillip R. Garner............................ Dewey J. Pry................................... Randy E. Jennings.......................... Leo H. Lowery.................................

Address 2307 W Broadway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701...................................... 9479 Hwy 72 West, Millersville, MO 63766............................................. 24341 US Hwy 61 South, St. Mary, MO 63673........................................ 195 W Whitewater St., Whitewater, MO 63785....................................... 204 S High St, Jackson, MO 63755.......................................................... HC O2, Box 584, Zalma, MO 63787.......................................................... 150 W Yoakum, Chaffee, MO 63740......................................................... 221 N Spring, Perryville, MO 63775........................................................ 2307 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701...........................................

THIRTY-NINTH DISTRICT

......................................................... Donald E. England......................... Shawn D. Caldwell......................... Robert C. Floyd............................... Charles E. Schreiner...................... Billy J. Shanks................................ Doyle William Wilson..................... Harold R. Corse.............................. Alfred L. Mason..............................

Secretary Name

THIRTY-EIGHTTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

Chartered

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1886-10-04 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.................. 1861-05-30 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m................ 1871-10-13 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m................ 1885-10-15 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 PM................. 1904-09-29

2nd and 4th Thurs., 7:00 p.m...................... 1889-10-16 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1873-10-17 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1857-05-30 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1867-10-19 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:00 p.m.................... 1861-05-30 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................... 1873-10-16

2nd and 4th Monday each month 7:30pm... 1859-05-28 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 p.m................. 1869-10-12 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1893-10-12 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1874-10-15 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................... 1887-10-13 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1905-09-28 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................... 1908-09-30

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1847-10-14 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1866-06-02 3rd Saturday, 7:00 p.m................................. 1862-05-29 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m..................... 1881-10-13 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1872-10-16 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................... 1890-10-15 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1911-09-28 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1962-09-26 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1969-09-29

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

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

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

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

Carthage..................................... Joplin.......................................... Joplin.......................................... Jasper......................................... Oronogo....................................... Webb City................................... Carl Junction.............................. Alba............................................. Joplin..........................................

Mt. Vernon.................................. Monett......................................... Verona......................................... Cassville...................................... Pierce City.................................. Shell Knob..................................

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

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

Location

201 S Market, Mt. Vernon, MO 65712...................................................... 501 13th St., Monett, MO 65708............................................................... 107 N. Third St., Verona, MO 65769........................................................ 1705 Business 37 Hwy, Cassville, MO 65625........................................... 107 N Walnut, Pierce City, MO 65723...................................................... 24863 State Hwy 39, Shell Knob, MO 65747...........................................

1339 Oak St., Carthage, MO 64836.......................................................... 308 W 1st St., Joplin, MO 64801.............................................................. 505 Byers, Joplin, MO 64801.................................................................... 115 East Grand Ave., Jasper, MO 64755.................................................. 101 S 2nd St., Oronogo, MO 64855........................................................... 401 W Broadway, Webb City, MO 64870.................................................. 115 N Main, Carl Junction MO 64834...................................................... 414 N Orchard, Alba, MO 64830............................................................... 505 Byers Street, Joplin, MO 64801-2609...............................................

FORTY-SIXTH DISTRICT

Jerry D. Maggard........................... William E. Gilstrap......................... Richard A. Lowrey.......................... Donald L. Rives............................... Charles R. Wilkins.......................... Matthew L. Stoller.......................... Thomas H. Musgrove...................... Wayne A. Lawson............................ Billy J. Coleman.............................

FORTY-FIFTH DISTRICT

Grant C. Smillie.............................. Christopher D. Lee......................... Joshua C. Blades............................ Andrew Allen Hoskins.................... Ben H. Slagle.................................. Rodney W. Phillips..........................

Address

7702 St Hwy 14E, Sparta, MO 65753....................................................... 205 W. Bain St., Ozark, MO 65721........................................................... 139 NW Washington St., Billings, MO 65610.......................................... 141 Pinet, Forsyth, MO 65653.................................................................. 115 E. 4th St., Galena, MO 65656............................................................ 100 Chiefs Ct., Branson, MO 65615......................................................... 54 Kimberling Blvd, Kimberling City, MO 65686....................................

FORTY-FOURTH DISTRICT

Rev. Dale R. Roller.......................... Carl R. Capelan.............................. David L. Hart.................................. ......................................................... Bill J. Bell....................................... Larry J. Dreppard........................... Larry J. Dreppard...........................

FORTY-THIRD DISTRICT

Wesley E. Frazer............................. Jerry L. Marsh................................ Wayne Raymond Krause................ Jack R. Triplett............................... Gary J. Barton................................ Ervin R. Wheeler............................ John W. Adams Jr........................... Alfred E. Church Jr........................

5760 US Hwy 160, Theodosia, MO 65761................................................ 304 E Main, West Plains, MO 65775........................................................ Hwy 101, Bakersfield, MO 65609............................................................. HC3 Box 80, Birchtree, MO 65438........................................................... 3rd and Walnut Street, Thayer, MO 65791.............................................. 98 2nd St., Gainesville, MO 65655........................................................... 308 E. Main St., Willow Springs, MO 65793............................................ 604 W. 4th St, Mountain View, MO 65548...............................................

FORTY-SECOND DISTRICT Secretary Name

Meeting Days

Chartered

2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m................................ 1867-10-19 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................... 1871-10-13 2nd and 4th Thursdays 7:00 pm.................. 1870-10-13 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................... 1873-10-16 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1873-10-17 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.............. 1882-10-12 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 pm................... 1891-10-15 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.................................. 1907-09-26 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10:00 AM............... 2002-09-24

1st Tuesday at 7:00 pm................................ 1867-10-19 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m................................. 1890-05-15 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.................................. 1889-10-17 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m................................ 1872-10-16 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................... 1871-10-13 1st Tuesday, 7:00 p.m................................... 1975-11-21

Friday before full moon, 7:30 p.m................ 1868-10-10 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................... 1870-10-13 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00 pm................................ 1881-10-13 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m................................ 1872-10-16 1st Thursdays, 7:00 p.m............................... 1882-10-12 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:00 p.m.................... 1907-09-26 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.................. 1996-09-30

3rd Tuesday at 7:30 p. m.............................. 1900-10-18 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m................................. 1870-10-13 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m................................... 1888-10-11 3rd Saturday, 6:00 p.m................................. 1871-10-13 2nd Thursdays,7:30 p.m............................... 1881-10-13 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m................................ 1877-10-11 2nd Tuesdays 7:30 PM................................. 1887-10-13 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.................. 1915-09-29

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Newton...................... 247................................Neosho Neosho........................................ Henry A. Freund............................. 8040 La Questa Dr, Neosho, MO 64850................................................... 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m................................. 1856-05-28 Newton...................... 514............................... Granby Granby........................................ ......................................................... 514 N Main St, Granby, MO 64844.......................................................... 1st Monday, 7:00 p.m.................................... 1902-10-22 McDonald.................. 621............................ Anderson Anderson..................................... Glenn Clifton................................... 600 West Hwy 76, Anderson, MO 64831.................................................. 2nd Monday, 7:00 p.m.................................. 1912-09-25

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

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INDEX FOR 2015 PROCEEDINGS Address of Grand Master.......................................................................16 Area Meetings..............................................................................16 Consents, Permissions & Decisions..........................................143 Decisions and Edicts..................................................................146 Itinerary........................................................................................31 Recommendations........................................................................21 State of the Craft..........................................................................18 Announcements of Grand Master-Elect C. Brent Stewart Appointee to Grand Line..............................................................74 Time and Place of the 195th Annual Communication................73 Biographical Sketch of M.W. Grand Master David Haywood............... 4 Call from Labor.................................................................................34,74 Call to Labor....................................................................................34,109 Closing....... ...........................................................................................234 Committee Reports Achievement Award....................................................................129 Appeals and Grievances.............................................................141 Building Supervisory Board......................................................130 By-Laws......................................................................................131 Chartered Lodges.......................................................................132 Correspondence....................................................................................135 Credentials............................................................................15,128 Distinguished Guests.................................................................198 Forms and Ceremonies..............................................................137 Geo. Washington Nat’l. Memorial Assn....................................139 Grand Master’s Address.............................................................129 Investment..................................................................................181 Jurisprudence......................................................................109,225 Library........................................................................................197 Long Range Planning.................................................................199 Masonic Education.....................................................................195 Masonic Publications.................................................................196 Masonic Children’s Foundation.................................................182 Audit Report as of October 31, 2014.........................186-194 Membership................................................................................223 Mentoring...................................................................................224 Mileage and Per Diem................................................................225 Necrology......................................................................................62 Public Relations..........................................................................200 Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges.......................................201 Relief and Charity......................................................................201 Ritual..........................................................................................215 Ritual Cards and Certificates....................................................217


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Scholarship Fund.......................................................................204 Audit Report as of October 31, 2014.........................206-213 Stewart Trust.............................................................................203 Technology..................................................................................221 Ways and Means.........................................................................150 Youth...........................................................................................196 Committees (2015-2016)......................................................................245 Consolidation and Mergers..................................................................132 Consents and Permissions...................................................................143 Cornerstones and Dedications.............................................................143 State Capital Cornerstone Rededication............................235-241 Dead Lodges since organization in 1821......................................255-271 Dispensations...................................................................................... 143 District Deputy Grand Lecturers (2014-2015).....................................10 District Deputy Grand Lecturers (2015-2016)...................................248 District Deputy Grand Masters (2014-2015)..........................................9 District Deputy Grand Masters (2015-2016)......................................247 Elected Officers of the Grand Lodge, 1821 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; present..................249-254 Election of Grand Lodge Officers..........................................................72 Election of Members of the Masonic Home Board of Directors...........62 Emeritus Grand Lodge Officers..........................................................245 Fifty-Year Recipients during (2014-2015)......................................95-105 Five Percent Membership Achievement...............................................71 Grand Lodge Audit Report as of October 31, 2014......................155-177 Grand Lodge Banquet........................................................................... 91 Grand Lodge Budget (2014-2015)................................................178-181 Grand Lodge Officers (2015-2016)...............................................242,243 Grand Lodge Officers (2014-2015)..........................................................8 Grand Representatives To and From Missouri...........................272-275 Greetings from Visiting Jurisdictions.................................................129 In Memoriam Stanton T. Brown....................................................................66,67 William J. Hill.........................................................................65,68 Installation Installing Officers.......................................................................242 Grand Lodge Officers for 2015-2016.........................................242 Introductions Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri.......................62 District Deputy Grand Masters...................................................33 District Deputy Grand Lecturers and Grand Lecturers Emeritus....33 Grand Masters and Past Grand Masters of Other Grand Lodges...............................................................................14 Grand Officers of Other Grand Lodges.......................................14 Past Grand Masters of Missouri..................................................13 Grand Master and Grand Officers, Grand Lodge of MO P.H.A....15


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Representatives of Organizations of the Masonic Family of Missouri..........................................................................34 List of Elected Officers of the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. Of Missouri from its Organization: April 21, 1821............249-254 Lodge Directory by Districts.........................................................276-287 Lodge Secretary of the Year Recipient List..........................................94 Masonic Service Association..................................................................69 Missouri Lodge of Research Annual Communication...............................................................74 Audit Report as of June 30, 2014...........................................79-88 Financial Position as of June 30, 2015...................................77-78 Report............................................................................................74 Missouri Lodge of Research Foundation Annual Communication...............................................................89 Financial Position as of June 30, 2015...................................90-91 Report............................................................................................89 Opening .............................................................................................15 Order of the Past Master.......................................................................74 Organizing Lodges of the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F.&A.M.............2 Past Grand Masters of Missouri (Living)...........................................244 Photographs Grand Master David Haywood (2014-2015).................................3 Grand Lodge Officers (2014-2015).................................................7 Presentation of Awards Grand Lodge Achievement Awards...........................................106 Grand Lodge Achievement with Distinction Awards...............107 Grand Lodge Achievement – Consecutive Years Awards.........109 Great Communicator Award........................................................93 Lodge Ritual Awards....................................................................92 Lodge Secretary of the Year Award.............................................94 Masonic Service Award................................................................94 Regional Ritual Awards...............................................................93 Safe Child Lodges.........................................................................69 Truman Medal Award..................................................................94 Vincil Awards................................................................................91 Presentation to M.W. Grand Master Stewart.....................................242 Proposed Legislation (action in 2015) In re: Section 2.040, Art. 5 & 6 (Grand Secretary’s Office)......123 In re: Section 9.051 (Treasurer’s Duties).................................. 110 In re: Section 9.090 (Building Associations)............................. 112 In re: Section 9.070 (Formation of Building Association)........ 112 In re: Section 10.040 (Grand Lodge Dues)................................ 114 In re: Section 16.010 (Conferring Degrees)............................... 115 In re: Section 16.050 (Manuals and Ciphers)........................... 116 In re: Section 16.070 (Courtesy Work)...................................... 117


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In re: Section 17.150 (Suspension or Expulsion)......................120 In re: Section 20.010 (Dimit).....................................................121 In re: Section 17.130 (Petition for Mult Membership)............. 118 In re: Section 20.080 (Certificates for EA or FC)......................122 In re: Section 28.020 (Automatic Expulsion)............................126 In re: Standing Resolution (Grand Master’s Conference)........123 Proposed Legislation for Action in 2016.............................................225 Amendment to Article V, Section 1 and 2.140 of Constitution, (New Officers)............................................225 Amendment to By-Laws Section 2.040 (q) (Grand Secretary’s Duties)...............................................228 Amendment to By-Laws Section 3.130 (Imprest Account).............................................................228 Amendment to By-Laws Section 5.010 (r) (Grand Lodge Office Oversight).......................................228 Addition to By-Laws Section 5.015 (Reports of Committees)...................................................228 Amendment to By-Laws Section 6.010 (Grand Lodge Office Location).........................................229 Amendment to By-Laws Section 6.020 (Grand Lodge Office Composition)...................................229 Amendment to By-Laws Section 6.030 (Office Oversight Committee)..........................................229 Amendment to By-Laws Section 3.070 (Investments)............ 231 Amendment to By-Laws Section 13.035 (Petitions).................232 Addition to By-Laws Section 3 of Article IV (Meetings – Holy Bible)............................................233, 234 Regional Grand Lecturers (2014-2015).................................................10 Regional Grand Lecturers (2015-2016)...............................................248 Report of the Grand Lecturer..............................................................214 Report of the Grand Secretary............................................................141 Area Meetings during 2014-2015..............................................142 Grand Representatives..............................................................144 Report of the Grand Treasurer.....................................................148-149 Report of the President of the Masonic Home Board...........................34 Acknowledgments........................................................................40 Audit Report as of June 30, 2015...........................................41-61 By-Laws........................................................................................40 Development/Vincil Society.........................................................40 Financial.......................................................................................39 Masonic Home/Grand Lodge Relationship.................................34 Missouri Lodge of Research and O.E.S. .....................................37 Outreach Programs......................................................................38 Who Runs Masonic Home............................................................36 Round Robin Competition Recipients List.........................................217


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Special Committees (2015-2016).........................................................246 Three X First Line-Signers....................................................................71 Truman Award Winners.........................................................................94 Tuesday Morning.................................................................................109

2015 Proceedings - Grand Lodge of Missouri  

Official proceedings of the One Hundred Ninety-Fourth Annual Communication Columbia Sept 28-29 A.D. 2015 A.L. 6015

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