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Official Proceedings 2016 of the

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

Missouri Lodge No. 12 of Tennessee, Chartered 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 *******

First Incorporated February 17, 1843 by the Missouri General Assembly as the “Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Ancient Masons Of the State of Missouri”


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Charles Brent Stewart Grand Master, 2015-2016

Photograph taken at Cooper Lodge No. 36 With Most Worshipful Brother Harry S. Truman’s Collar and Gavel Photo courtesy of Jim McCarty, Editor, Rural Missouri Magazine

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BIOGRAPHICAL EARLY YEARS

Charles Brent Stewart was born in 1960 and raised in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri where he attended Columbia Public Schools. At age twelve he began working weekends washing dishes at the Rhinelander Mill O’Rock Restaurant, progressively learning the art of German cooking and working there as the Chef’s Assistant all the way through his first year of college. In the summer months prior to entering high school he worked additional hours at the restaurant as well as “carrying hod” for his father who was an operative Mason. While in junior high school he was selected to travel to Washington D.C. and the United Nations as part of a youth group tour. He graduated from Rock Bridge High School in 1978 where he was a member of the National Honor Society, the high school band, and the debate club. He also produced the high school radio show for two years and was the recipient of the John Phillip Sousa Band and American Legion Citizenship awards. M.W.B. Stewart received his BA degree in Political Science with General Honors from the University of Missouri—Columbia in 1983. As a freshman he was elected to the University of Missouri Students Association Senate and played in Marching Mizzou. As an undergraduate he held down various full and part-time jobs working at a hospital, an alarm company, a pest control company, and an outdoor advertising company. For a brief time he managed the Columbia Centre Restaurant, the successor to the Rhinelander. He also formed and operated a two-man mowing and handy-man repair service during the summer. It was during college that he first became active in politics and participated in numerous election campaigns. He was elected as an officer of the Columbia Pachyderm Club, received the “Tough Tusk Award”, and was elected Treasurer and later Fifth Ward Committeeman of the Boone County Republican Central Committee. Despite the difference in party affiliation, he was selected to intern at the State Capitol for thenState Senator Roger B. Wilson. In 1981 he married his wife Kristine, originally from Columbus, Nebraska, at the Newman Center in Columbia. They first met in junior high school and she too later worked part-time at the Rhinelander restaurant. Also a graduate of the University of Missouri—Columbia, Kris began her professional career as a medical technologist at the Columbia Veterans Administration Hospital, later moving to the Columbia Regional Hospital, today known as Women’s and Children’s Hospital. An excellent flute player, Kris continues 4


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to be very active in the Columbia Community Band and over the years has played concerts with the Columbia Civic Orchestra and the “World Famous Montgomery Town Band”. The Stewarts have no children except for their adopted rescued racing greyhound, one of several they adopted over the years. In 1990 they purchased and moved into the historic building, constructed of hand-hewn oak beams from an 1860’s grist mill and from native Ozark stone, that previously housed the Rhinelander Restaurant and that subsequently had been remodeled into a home by the original owner, Columbia attorney and Freemason David V. Bear, Sr. M.W.B. Stewart later did further structural remodeling based on his own designs.

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In the fall of 1984 M.W.B. Stewart entered the University of Missouri— Kansas City School of Law. He later transferred and received his juris doctor degree from the University of Missouri—Columbia School of Law in 1987, that fall taking a job at the Missouri Public Service Commission as a staff attorney litigating utility company rate cases. The five-member bipartisan Commission subsequently appointed him Staff Director where he oversaw the state agency’s 200-plus employees and was responsible for the overall management of the agency. He also worked with the legislature on numerous pieces of legislation affecting utilities. He remains most proud of helping to draft HB 813, passed in 1989, which ended decades of ongoing litigation and legislative fights among investor-owned electric companies, rural electric cooperatives, and municipally-owned electric utilities by for the first time allowing for Commission-approved territorial agreements. He left government service in 1993 and opened his private law firm in Columbia. He was in private practice for sixteen years before taking the position of in-house attorney and legislative liaison for the Association of Missouri Rural Electric Cooperatives in Jefferson City, Missouri.

SYMBOLIC LODGE Coming from a Masonic family, M.W.B. Stewart began his Masonic journey during his first year of law school in Kansas City, driving back to Columbia at night to receive his degrees. With his proficiency coaching provided by W.B. Don Hurlbert through courtesy of Swope Park Lodge #617, he was initiated an Entered Apprentice on November 27, 1984, passed to the degree of Fellow Craft on February 26, 1985, and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on April 9, 1985 in Twilight Lodge #114 (his grandfathers’ lodge) where he served as Master from 1998-1999. He served on the Lodge Building Association, was involved in the construction of the new 5


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Columbia lodge building, and is one of the three “lawyer ruffians” on the 3rd degree conferral team. He holds dual membership in Acacia Lodge #602 (his father’s lodge) and Fayette-Howard Lodge #4. He served on the Grand Lodge Committee on Ways and Means Committee and the Building Supervisory Board before being appointed to the Advancing Line, after which according to standard practice he served on several committees and boards and as President of the Masonic Children’s Foundation and of the Masonic Home of Missouri. In 2011 he served as Chairman of the Committee on By-Laws when the Committee updated the Constitution and By-Laws for the first time since 2007.

APPENDANT BODIES M.W.B. Stewart received his 32nd degree in the Columbia Valley Scottish Rite in September 1985, was honored with the rank and decoration of Knight Commander of the Court of Honour in October 1997, and was coroneted an Inspector General Honorary 33rd degree in November 2003. Active in the degree work, he also served as Venerable Master of the Lodge of Perfection from 1996-1997 during the construction of the Columbia Valley Masonic Center and for several years was the S.G.I.G. Personal Representative until his resignation in 2007. He is a past board member of the Scottish Rite Foundation of Missouri, Past President of the Columbia Valley Temple Association, and past board member of Rite Care Valley of Columbia, Inc. Working with R.W.B. Barry Cundiff and R.W.B. Keith Neese, he helped establish permanent Rite Care Endowment Funds at the University of Missouri—Columbia and at Truman State University. M.W.B. Stewart joined the York Rite in Kirksville, Missouri in October 1988. Past Grand Commander of the Knight Templars of the State of Missouri, R.E. Sir Knight Richard Mansfield, received his York Rite degrees in the same class. Again active in the degree work, M.W.B. Stewart served as High Priest of Columbia Chapter #17 Royal Arch Masons in 2008, Master of Centralia Council #34 in 2011, and Commander of St. Graal Commandery #12 Knights Templar in 2007. He is a member of the Order of High Priesthood, Order of the Silver Trowel, Past Commanders Association, and received the K.Y.C.H. in 2013. He served as Charter Secretary of the Heart of Missouri York Rite College, as Governor in 2010, and received 6


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the Order of the Purple Cross in 2011. For several years he has served on the Jurisprudence Committees of the Missouri Grand Chapter, Grand Council, and Grand Commandery. He received the Red Branch of Eri and is Past Sovereign Master of Marquis de La Fayette Council #392 Allied Masonic Degrees. His A.M.D. presentation, Recovering the Lost Master’s Word, was published by the Grand Council A.M.D. in the 2006 edition of its annual publication, Miscellanea. He also is a charter member of Court of Discovery #80, Masonic Order of Athelstan. He was appointed to the Advancing Line of the Missouri Lodge of Research in 2013 by R.W.B. Nick Cichielo. In 2012 with M.W.B. John Hess as Grand Master, he assisted in obtaining the lease agreement between the Lodge of Research and the Masonic Home of Missouri for space in the Masonic Complex to house the Research Library. While serving on the Lodge of Research Line, with R.W.B. Bill Zimmerman he assisted in revising the bylaws and in the formation and incorporation of the Missouri Lodge of Research Foundation. He resigned from the Advancing Line of the Missouri Lodge of Research in December 2016. M.W.B. Stewart’s other Masonic memberships include Tipperary Council #62 Knight Masons, Royal Order of Scotland, M.S.R.C.I.F., St. Thomas of Acon, Yeomen of York, Red Cross of Constantine, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, Scottish Rite Research Society, Philalethes Society, Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, Tiger Shrine Club, Aleppo Grotto, Sword of Bunker Hill, and the Order of the Eastern Star.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES M.W.B. Stewart’s community activities outside Freemasonry include being a charter member of the Southside Optimist Club, Past Exalted Ruler and Past Lodge Trustee of Columbia Elks Lodge #594 B.O.P.E., and past board member of the Columbia Benevolent Organization, Inc. Since its inception he has served on the board of directors and as Secretary of the Missouri 1033 Benevolent Fund, Inc., which he co-founded with Illustrious Brother and former Governor Roger B. Wilson to assist the families of law enforcement and public safety officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

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TERM AS GRAND MASTER M.W.B. Stewart was appointed to the Grand Lodge Advancing Line in 2008 by M.W.B. Rocky E. Weaver and served as an elected Grand Lodge officer and as Grand Master in a time of great change and challenges in the administration of the Grand Lodge Office. A “typical Scotsman” when it came to the budget and spending, he focused on better accountability; improved communications with and support of the Constituent Lodges; compliance with the Grand Lodge By-Laws and state and federal law; and increased office operational efficiency. As Grand Master he was called upon to appoint a Grand Secretary, a Grand Treasurer, and two Grand Lecturers. His appointee to the Advancing Line, R.W.B. William E. Zimmerman, in addition to being a former DDGM, former Lodge Master and Secretary, and member of the Charlie’s Angels Degree Team, is a Certified Public Accountant specializing in nonprofit corporations. In February 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia he was honored to be elected Chairman of the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons of North America and he presided over the Conference in February 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin, very well and ably assisted by his “Masonic Grandfather”, Most Worshipful Brother Glenn E. Means, and the Grand Lodge Line Officers. Perhaps M.W.B. Stewart will be best remembered, however, for the many nights and weekends he traveled all over the state to confer first degrees; serve as the “second ruffian” in third degrees; present 50, 60, 65 and 75 year pins; install lodge officers; conduct public lodge anniversary rededication and cornerstone ceremonies, participate in Appendant Bodies degree conferrals; and attend lodge meetings and schools of instruction--as “brother Stewart”.


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Charles Brent Stewart...................................................................................... Grand Master 5325 South Bearfield Rd., Columbia 65201 Richard L. Smith . ...............................................................................Deputy Grand Master 830 Coalport Drive, St. Louis 63141-6013 Ronald D. Jones...................................................................................Senior Grand Warden 418 Chestnut, Odessa 64076 Nicholas R. Cichielo...............................................................Grand Treasurer (Sep – April) 16815 Ashberry Circle Dr., Chesterfield 63005 H. Keith Neese.......................................................................... Grand Treasurer (May-Sep) 901 South Cedar Grove Boulevard, Columbia 65201-8791 Dale M. Bryan......................................................................... Grand Secretary (Sep-March) 4105 Creve Coeur Drive, Columbia 65202-2218 H. Keith Neese..........................................................Interim Grand Secretary (March-May) 901 South Cedar Grove Boulevard, Columbia 65201-8791 Jeffrey S. Pennington................................................................. Grand Secretary (May-Sep) 2303 Roslyn Court, Columbia 65203 G. David Wheelock........................................................................................ Grand Lecturer 4525 Knox St., Columbia 65203 Robert T. (Tim) Thomas....................................................................... Junior Grand Warden 50 Apple Farm Rd., Crane 65633 Stanton T. Brown II..............................................................................Senior Grand Deacon 25005 E US Highway 24, Independence 64056 Barry V. Cundiff................................................................................... Junior Grand Deacon 1501 E. Pierce, Kirksville 63501 Ty G. Treutelaar.................................................................................. Senior Grand Steward 1130 Burch Lane, St. Louis 63130 Richard W. Kaeser, Jr.......................................................................... Junior Grand Steward 710 Lansdowne Street, De Soto 63020 William E. Zimmerman...................................................................... Senior Grand Marshal 1333 Marlann Dr., Des Peres 63131 A. Freeman Stanfill............................................................................. Junior Grand Marshal 7431B NW State Rt. F, Amoret 64722 Harley Kropf................................................................................................. Grand Chaplain P.O.Box 528, Shelbina 63468 Robert D. Couldry........................................................................................ .Grand Chaplain 3394 SE Seymour Rd., St. Joseph 64507 Thomas L. Truman........................................................................................ Grand Chaplain 703A Council, Buckner 64016 Rev Roy L. Gilkey ....................................................................................... Grand Chaplain 12449 Highway KK, Crocker 65452 Henry DeWoskin........................................................................................... Grand Chaplain 152 Saylesville Dr., Chesterfield 63017 Jim A. Carpenter........................................................................................... Grand Chaplain P.O. Box 106, Seymour 65746 Mitchell S. Penn............................................................................................ Grand Chaplain 804 Peach St., Poplar Bluff 63901 Ronnie E. Green . ................................................................................. Grand Sword Bearer 13451 Private Dr. 3625, St. James 65559 Mitch C. Weinsting.................................................................................... Grand Pursuivant 4000 Brentwood, Columbia 65206 Webb Edwards........................................................................................... Grand Pursuivant 911 Willshire, Branson 65616 Kevin B. Sample............................................................................................... Grand Orator 12255 Old Hwy 63 N, Hallsville 65255 David B. Brown................................................................................................ Grand Orator 311 N. Lee St., Buckner 64016 Gary M. Hinderks................................................................................................ Grand Tiler 1546 Canterbury Ln., Liberty 64064


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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 2015-2016 1. Timothy V. Coy 2. James R. Thomson 3. William J. King 4. Richard G. Jones 5. William D. Stewart, Jr. 6. Kim A. Evans 7. Emmett Bryson 8. 9. Michael A. Marvin 10. Dean McAdams 11. Timothy A. Turco 12. Jared Price 13. Ronald L. Kribbs 14. James D. Merchant 15. Billy R. French 16. Jeffrey W. Bloemker 17. Joseph D. Strobbe 18. Cecil R. Wagers 19. Scott A. Filkins 20. Richard A. Riepe 21. Darrin J. Taylor 22. Charles W. Palmer 23. Clifford R. Dobbins 24. Robert G. Bauer

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Scott A. Schultz Christopher J. Newbold Craig G. Bowles Philip 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 Wayne 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. 25.

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. Mc Cormack 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 A. Baskett Russell G. Humphrey, Jr. Thomas L. Cahall

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


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REGIONAL GRAND LECTURERS 2015-2016 REGION A-Bob R. O’Dell, 24238 Hwy U, Bucklin 64048 REGION B-Gregory E. Golden, 400 N. 33 Hwy, Holt 64048 REGION C-Glenn H. Burrows, 2800 Cityview Dr. Apt, 129, N. Kansas City 64116 REGION D-Robert E. Lee Martin, Jr., 6958 Schmidt Ln., Sullivan 63080 REGION E-Thomas E. Kuhn, P.O. Box 515197, St. Louis 63151 REGION F-Christopher C. McLemore IV, 13537 W. Neosho Rd., Nevada 64772 REGION G-Randy E. Jennings, P.O. Box 474, Bernie 63822


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ONE HUNDRED NINETY-FIFTH ANNUAL COMMUNICATION MONDAY MORNING

The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri convened its One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Annual Communication on Monday and Tuesday, September 26th and 27th, 2016, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri. Representatives of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar and the Appendant and Youth Bodies formed the Honor Guard and reception lines under the direction of Right Worshipful Brother Kevin B. Sample, Grand Orator, while the Brethren and guests took their seats with music provided by Right Worshipful Brother James Fiete. At 9:00 a.m. Most Worshipful Brother Rocky E. Weaver, Past Grand Master, introduced the Grand Lodge Officers for 2015-2016, who entered the assembled area, proceeded between the reception lines and the Honor Guard, and occupied their respective seats and stations:

The District Deputy Grand Lecturers The Regional Grand Lecturers The District Deputy Grand Masters Grand Chaplain—R.W.B. Mitchell S. Penn Grand Chaplain—R.W.B. Henry DeWoskin Grand Chaplain—R.W.B. Reverend Roy L. Gilkey Grand Chaplain—R.W.B. Thomas L. Truman Grand Chaplain—R.W.B. Robert Couldry Grand Chaplain—R.W.B. Harley Kropf Grand Orator—R.W.B. David B. Brown Grand Orator—R.W.B. Kevin B. Sample Grand Pursuivant—R.W.B. W. Webb Edwards Grand Pursuivant—R.W.B. Mitchell C. Weinsting Grand Tiler—R.W.B. Gary M. Hinderks Junior Grand Marshal—R.W.B. A. Freeman Stanfill Senior Grand Marshal—R.W.B. William E. Zimmerman Junior Grand Steward—R.W.B. Richard W. Kaeser Senior Grand Steward—R.W.B. Dr. Ty G. Treutelaar Junior Grand Deacon—R.W.B. Barry V. Cundiff Senior Grand Deacon—R.W.B. Stanton T. Brown II Grand Lecturer—R.W.B. G. David Wheelock Grand Treasurer—R.W.B. H. Keith Neese Grand Secretary—R.W.B. Jeffrey S. Pennington Junior Grand Warden—R.W.B. Robert T. (Tim) Thomas Senior Grand Warden—R.W.B. Ronald D. Jones Deputy Grand Master—R.W.B. Richard L. Smith


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M.W.B. Weaver called up the Grand Lodge and guests 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 Charles Brent Stewart of Columbia, Missouri. The Grand Lodge welcomed M.W.B. Stewart as he entered the assembly escorted by the Grand Sword Bearer, Right Worshipful Brother and Right Eminent Sir Knight Ronnie E. Green. M.W.B. Stewart proceeded through the reception lines and the Knights Templar Honor Guard, passing under an Arch of Steel, after which he took his station in the East. The Senior Grand Marshal, Right Worshipful Brother William E. Zimmerman, led the Craft in the Grand Honors. M.W.B. Stewart then thanked the Craft for honoring the office of the Grand Master. M.W.B. Weaver presented M.W.B. Stewart with the Gavel of Authority. After thanking M.W.B. Weaver and seating the Brethren and guests with a rap of the Gavel, Grand Master Stewart temporarily dismissed the Knights Templar Honor Guard and reception line who retired to a hearty round of applause.

WELCOME AND PRELIMINARY MATTERS Grand Master Stewart welcomed all present to the One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. He then announced that it was his sad duty to report the death of Most Worshipful Brother, The Honorable Judge J. Morgan Donelson, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri 1969-1970, and then called for a moment of silence. Reminding all present that Freemasons are taught never to engage in any great or important undertaking without first invoking the aid and blessing of Deity, M.W.B. Stewart then called up the Craft and called upon Right Worshipful Brother Mitchell S. Penn, Grand Chaplain, to lead the invocation. After prayer, Grand Master Stewart asked all to remain standing for the presentation of the colors by the Heroes of ’76, National Sojourners of Missouri. The flag of the United States of America was presented in the East and Grand Master Stewart then led the Grand Lodge in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the singing of the National Anthem, after which he thanked the Heroes of ’76 and seated the Brethren and guests with a rap of the Gavel. He informed the Brethren and guests that the Gavel being used was the same Gavel used by Most Worshipful Brother Harry S. Truman during his Grand Lodge Session and that it has been used to open the Grand Lodge ever since.


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Grand Master Stewart introduced The Honorable Brian Treece, Mayor of the City of Columbia, for his welcoming remarks. Mayor Treece noted that the Freemasons are a proud society with a rich history intertwined with the history of Columbia. He stated that he recently was honored to preside at the re-opening of the historic Columbia home of J.W. “Blind” Boone, originator of rag-time music, and that in his home was a picture of Brother Boone in front of a Masonic lodge. He suggested several places of interest to visit and concluded by thanking the Grand Lodge for locating its corporate office and holding it’s Annual Communications in the City of Columbia. After thanking Mayor Treece, Grand Master Stewart then introduced Brother and The Honorable Roger B. Wilson, 52nd Governor of the State of Missouri and member of Acacia Lodge No. 602, to deliver the Keynote Address.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS Brother Wilson began his remarks by saying he was honored to be a Mason and asked that Masons remember that they have a responsibility to exercise brotherly love. He lamented that in this day and age fewer and fewer people show and practice brotherly love. He suggested that society would do well to take a lesson from the Masons and then mentioned the good works done by the Masonic Home and the Missouri Lodge of Research. He stated that he was pleased to be able to take part in the 75th Anniversary activities of the Lodge of Research at the Truman Library. He challenged Masons to be “the army of civility”. He noted that children repeat what they learn at home and that it is important for children to hear the right things. He noted that he has heard candidates for public office say things that he never thought he would hear in public or on television. He stated that there must be a “course correction” and that we cannot continue to treat our fellow citizens the way we do and expect a good outcome. He stated that the Masons are the backbone of


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society and Masons know it is not the ritual ceremony but the duty to perform its lessons that makes the difference. He commended the Masons for taking up the mantle of duty and urged that Masons be the voice of reason when today most in today’s society are always criticizing and “taking up sides on one thing or another even on stuff that doesn’t matter”. He further urged Masons to try to “hit the re-set button” when they see others “getting ridiculously radical” in order to “help them get out of the quagmire and turn them in the right direction”. He concluded by saying that “I love every one of you and there is not a thing you can do about it”.

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INTRODUCTIONS—YOUTH AND SISTER ORGANIZATIONS Grand Master Stewart welcomed and introduced the representatives from the Youth and Sister Organizations who were escorted, in turn, to a place West of the Altar by R.W.B. Kevin Sample, Grand Orator.

Ms. Becca Hairer, Grand Bethel Honored Queen, Grand Bethel of Missouri, Jobs Daughters Worshipful Brother Randy Davis, Associate Grand Guardian, Grand Bethel of Missouri, Jobs Daughters Ms. Erin McCann, Grand Worthy Advisor, Grand Jurisdiction of Missouri, International Order of Rainbow for Girls Sister Dorleta Lodholz, Supreme Deputy, Grand Assembly, International Order of Rainbow for Girls Brother Ukiah Camp, State Master Councilor, Missouri DeMolay *** Sister Linda Jenkins, Worthy Grand Matron, Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star Worshipful Brother Jack Olson, Worthy Grand Patron, Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star Sister Irene Alexander, Grand Royal Matron, Grand Court of Missouri, Order of the Amaranth Brother Carl Highman, Grand Royal Patron, Grand Court of Missouri, Order of the Amaranth Sister Carolyn Hams, Past Worthy Grand Commander and Personal Representative of Edity Hyatt, Worthy Grand Commander of the Grand Conclave of Missouri, Order of True Kindred


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Worshipful Brother Kenneth Rogers, Grand Advisor of the Grand Conclave of Missouri, Order of True Kindred Right Worshipful Brother Byron E. Hams, Past Grand Advisor of the Grand Conclave of Missouri, Order of True Kindred, Past Grand High Priest of the Holy Royal Arch Grand Chapter of Missouri Prince Hall, and Past Grand Commander of the United Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Missouri Prince Hall

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FORMAL OPENING OF THE GRAND LODGE OF ANCIENT, FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI Grand Master Stewart requested that all who were not Master Masons to please retire. The Grand Lodge Officers then opened 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. Right Worshipful Brother Henry DeWoskin, Grand Chaplain offered the opening prayer.

PRELIMINARY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS Grand Master Stewart called upon Right Worshipful Brother Don Taylor, representing Right Worshipful Brother William B. VanMeter, Chairman of the Committee on Credentials, to give the Committee’s Preliminary Report. R.W.B. Taylor reported that a Constitutional number of constituent lodges were present and that the Grand Lodge may proceed to conduct any business that might come before it.

INVESTITURE Grand Master Stewart reported that two of the Grand Lodge Officers he had appointed had not yet formally been presented in a tiled lodge with their respective collars and jewels. Grand Master Stewart directed R.W.B. William E. Zimmerman, Senior Grand Marshal, to invest Right Worshipful Brother H. Keith Neese, Grand Treasurer, with the collar and jewel of the Grand Treasurer. He then directed Right Worshipful Brother Michael E. Wheeler, Immediate Past Grand Lecturer, to invest Right Worshipful Brother G. David Wheelock with the collar and jewel of the Grand Lecturer.

INTRODUCTION OF DISTRICT AND REGIONAL GRAND LODGE OFFICERS Grand Master Stewart introduced the District Deputy Grand Master, District Deputy Grand Lecturers, and Regional Grand Lecturers who each stood when their name was called and honored with the applause of the Craft.


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

M.W. Brother Dr. James A. Noland, Jr. (1977-1978) M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider (1984-1985) M.W. Brother Daniel F. Cole (1990-1991) M.W. Brother Dale C. Motter (1993-1994) M.W. Brother Steven I. Toybes (1998-1999) M.W. Brother Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. (1999-2000) M.W. Brother Glenn E. Means (2001-2002) M.W. Brother Jimmie D. Lee (2002-2003) M.W. Brother Dr. Elmer E. Revelle (2004-2005) M.W. Brother Bruce R. Austin (2007-2008) M.W. Brother Rocky E. Weaver (2008-2009) M.W. Brother Larry C. Reynolds (2009-2010) M.W. Brother Gail S. Turner (2010-2011) M.W. Brother John W. Hess (2011-2012) M.W. Brother David L. Ramsey (2012-2013) M.W. Brother Jon B. Broyles (2013-2014) M.W. Brother David W. Haywood (2014-1015)

The Knights Templar Honor Guard were reconvened, the Past Grand Masters were introduced by R.W.B. Kevin Sample, Grand Orator, and escorted to a place West of the Altar by the Senior Grand Warden, Right Worshipful Brother Ronald D. Jones. Grand Master Stewart called up the Craft and R.W.B. William E. Zimmerman, Senior Grand Marshal, led the Craft in according the Past Grand Masters the Grand Honors. Grand Master Stewart seated the Craft with a rap of the Gavel then welcomed the Past Grand Masters to the One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Annual Communication. Most Worshipful Brother Dr. James A. Noland, Jr., Senior Past Grand Master responded on behalf of the Past Grand Masters. M.W.B. Noland stated that he had been a Mason for sixty-eight years and had had the privilege of being old enough to having personally known Masonic Governors, Senators and M.W.B. President Harry S. Truman. He briefly recalled his years serving in the Missouri legislature with M.W.B. A. Basey Vanlandingham and how they were good friends and brothers despite being of different political parties. He closed his remarks by paying a personal tribute to his close friend, M.W.B. The Honorable Judge J. Morgan Donelson.


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Receiving hearty applause the Past Grand Masters then returned to their seats under the Knights Templar Arch of Steel by way of the East where they were greeted by Grand Master Stewart and Deputy Grand Master Smith.

INTRODUCTION OF THE GRAND MASTER AND GRAND LODGE OFFICERS OF THE MOST WORSHIPFUL PRINCE HALL GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI AND JURISDICTIONS, P.H.A.--F. & A.M. Grand Master Stewart called upon Right Worshipful Brother Robert Tim Thomas, Junior Grand Warden, to escort to the East Most Worshipful Brother Henry Willis, Jr., Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri and Jurisdictions, to be received and welcomed in the East under the Knights Templar Arch of Steel.

Grand Master Stewart called up the Craft and R.W.B. William E. Zimmerman, Senior Grand Marshal, led the Craft in according Most Worshipful Brother Willis the Grand Honors. Grand Master Stewart then descended the dais and escorted M.W.B. Willis to the podium. Grand Master Stewart called upon Right Worshipful Brother Stanton T. Brown, Jr., Senior Grand Deacon, to escort the Missouri Prince Hall Delegation to a place West of the Altar. Grand Master Stewart welcomed the Missouri Prince Hall Delegation and stated that he had been invited to and attended every Missouri Prince Hall Grand Lodge Annual Communication since being appointed to the Advancing Line then thanked them for all the Masonic courtesies and friendship accorded to him each year. He then asked M.W.B. Willis to please introduce his Delegation.


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R.W. Brother Malcolm Morris, Deputy Grand Master R.W. Brother Lamont Mitchell, Senior Grand Warden R.W. Brother Torres Beckley, Junior Grand Warden R.W. Brother Jackie Thomas, Grand Treasurer R.W. Brother Charles R.W. Machlin, Grand Secretary R.W. Brother Reginald Davis, Assistant Grand Secretary R.W. Brother Anthony Fisher, Grand Lecturer W. Brother Derick Roberts, Grand Scribe, Holy Royal Arch Grand Chapter M.W. Brother Rodney Terry, Deputy Grand Master, Grand Council Royal and Select Masters and Past Grand Master M.W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A.M. R.W. Brother Paul Pinckney, Grand Commander of the United Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Missouri Prince Hall Illustrious Brother Charles Alexander, 33o, Past Sovereign Grand Inspector General Deputy of the Orient of Missouri, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, Prince Hall R.W. Brother Kenneth Johnson, Board Member for the Second Masonic District Brother Darrel Neal, Chairman Ways and Means W. Brother Melvin Hawkins, District Deputy Grand Master, Second Masonic District W. Brother Lou Thomas, Prince Board Member Hall Masons of Missouri Charitable Foundation

Receiving hearty applause the members of the Missouri Prince Hall Delegation then returned to their seats passing through the Knights Templar Honor Guard by way of the East where they were greeted by Grand Master Stewart and Deputy Grand Master Smith. Grand Master Stewart temporarily dismissed the Knights Templar Honor Guard and called upon M.W. B. Henry Willis, Jr. to address the Craft. Most Worshipful Brother Willis brought Fraternal Greetings from the Most Worshipful Brother Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri and thanked the Grand Lodge for the hospitality, fellowship and friendship accorded him during the session. He then stated that current social times and social ills have created many issues but he expressed the hope that the solution lies within Masonry. “We are what the community needs to see. If they see us all on one accord, they have no other way but to follow. I was first made a Mason in my heart and it taught me to love everyone, all my brothers”. He then admonished that is very important what perception the public has about Freemasonry. “We can turn the tide on so many things if we just continue to show the peace and brotherly love amongst ourselves.” He continued: “There was a time when if you wanted to get anything done you had to talk to the Masons. The Masons were very influential in the political arena. What happened? We need to reach back and regain the times that once was. If Masonry was ever needed in society, today is the day. If we ever needed to renew Masonry within our hearts, today is the day. If we ever wanted to call one another ‘brother’, today is the day.”


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He thanked Most Worshipful Brother Stewart and his Delegation for attending the 150th Prince Hall Grand Session this year noting that “a good time was had by all”. He further noted that there was a time when there was no recognition between Prince Hall and A.F. & A. M. but because of the efforts and the beliefs of some of our elder members we are able to meet together today. He urged that every year we must continue to build upon that relationship. “I am proud to have probably one of the youngest Grand Lodge Lines in the United States. We are constantly moving into the twenty-first century and it takes a different mindset than we had some twenty-plus years ago…I plan to keep this partnership going so that the brethren who come behind us understand the struggle that it took for us to get here.” Grand Master Willis commented that both Grand Lodges face the same problems and that the motto for Prince Hall is “back to basics”. “We started going bad when we started thinking outside of the box. Our Constitution and By-Laws were not built outside of the box. Our Landmarks were not created outside of the box. Let’s get back inside the box and get back to basics. We have a solid foundation; let’s continue to build on it.” He concluded his remarks by asking all brethren to keep the sick, shut-ins, distressed, windows, orphans and everyone in our prayers “and may the God of love continue to delight and dwell with each one of us, and as we leave this place, never from his Grace, God Bless You All.” Grand Master Stewart then reconvened the Knights Templar Honor Guard and called upon Right Worshipful Brother Barry V. Cundiff, Junior Grand Deacon, to escort the visiting Grand Masters of other jurisdictions to a place West of the Altar.

INTRODUCTION OF VISITING GRAND MASTERS OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS Grand Master Stewart called up the Craft and R.W.B. William E. Zimmerman, Senior Grand Marshal, led the Craft in according the visiting Grand Masters the Grand Honors, after which Grand Master Stewart seated the Craft. R.W.B. Kevin B. Sample, Grand Orator, then introduced the distinguished guests.

M.W. Brother Carey B. Carter, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Indiana M.W. Brother Kenneth Hurmence, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Iowa M.W. Brother Lyn E. Beyer, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Kansas M.W. Brother Dudley R. Smith, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Oklahoma

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lived in St. Charles, Missouri and that was one reason he wanted to come back to Missouri. He commended the Grand Master on the Masonic formality of the session and on behalf of all the visiting Grand Masters thanked the Grand Master and members of the Grand Lodge for their hospitality and invitation to attend. The visiting Grand Masters then returned to their seats under the Knights Templar Arch of Steel by way of the East where they were greeted by Grand Master Stewart and Deputy Grand Master Smith.

INTRODUCTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FROM OTHER GRAND JURISDICTIONS Grand Master Stewart called upon Right Worshipful Brother Dr. Ty G. Treutelaar, Senior Grand Steward, to escort the visiting Grand Lodge Officers of other jurisdictions to a place West of the Altar. R.W.B. Kevin B. Sample, Grand Orator, then introduced the distinguished guests.

R.W. Brother James Morgan, Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Oregon R.W. Brother Richard D. Myers, Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Nebraska R.W. Brother Richard L. Allison, Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Oklahoma R.W. Brother C.W. Grigsby, Jr., Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Oklahoma R.W. Brother Michael L. Dixon, Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Oklahoma R.W. Brother Ronald W. Schoaf, Senior Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Oklahoma R.W.B. Thomas Spencer, Senior Grand Warden of the American-Canadian Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Germany

After welcoming remarks by Grand Master Stewart, the visiting Grand Lodge Officers from other jurisdictions then returned to their seats passing through the Knights Templar Honor Guard by way of the East where they were greeted by Grand Master Stewart and Deputy Grand Master Smith.

INTRODUCTION OF OFFICERS OF THE MISSOURI GRAND YORK RITE BODIES Grand Master Stewart called upon Right Worshipful Brother Richard W. Kaeser, Junior Grand Steward, to escort the officers of the Grand Appendant Bodies to a place West of the Altar. R.W.B. Kevin B. Sample, Grand Orator, then introduced the distinguished guests.


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R.W. Brother and M.E.C. John W. Siscel, III, Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Missouri R.W. Brother and M.E.C. Loren D. Lloyd, Junior Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Missouri, 20152016 W. and Ill. Brother Todd A. Schulze, Grand Master of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of the State of Missouri R.W. and Ill. Brother William G. Snyder, Junior Past Grand Master of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of the State of Missouri, 2015-2016, and Grand Superintendent of Missouri for the Grand Council of Knight Masons of the United States of America W. Brother and R.E. Sir Knight Robert W. Schlicter, Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of the State of Missouri

Grand Master Stewart welcomed the leaders of the Missouri York Rite Bodies to the Annual Communication. He explained that the terms of office of the leadership of the Grand York Rite Bodies do not coincide with the term of office of the Grand Master and stated that he had the privilege of serving as Grand Master during the respective terms of office of each of these distinguished brothers. After remarks by Grand Master Stewart, the heads of the Grand York Rite Bodies then returned to their seats passing through the Knights Templar Honor Guard, with Grand Commander Schlicter passing under the Knights Templar Arch of Steel, by way of the East where they were greeted by Grand Master Stewart and Deputy Grand Master Smith.


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INTRODUCTION OF OFFICERS OF THE ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE, ORIENT OF MISSOURI Grand Master Stewart called upon Right Worshipful Brother William E. Zimmerman, Senior Grand Marshal, to escort the leaders of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Orient of Missouri, to a place West of the Altar. R.W.B. Kevin B. Sample, Grand Orator, then introduced the distinguished guests.

R.W. and Ill. Brother Robert W. Cockerham, 33o, Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Orient of Missouri, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction W. and Ill. Brother William Shansey, 33o, Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General, Valley of Columbia, Orient of Missouri, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction

After welcoming remarks by Grand Master Stewart, the leaders of the Missouri Scottish Rite then returned to their seats passing through the Knights Templar Honor Guard by way of the East where they were greeted by Grand Master Stewart and Deputy Grand Master Smith.


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INTRODUCTION OF LEADERS OF OTHER APPENDANT BODIES Grand Master Stewart called upon Right Worshipful Brother A. Freeman Stanfill, Junior Grand Marshal, to escort the leaders of the other Appendant Bodies to a place West of the Altar. R.W.B. Kevin B. Sample, Grand Orator, then introduced the distinguished guests.

W. Brother James R. Morrison, Jr., Junior Deputy Supreme Tall Cedar of the Supreme Forest, Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America R.W. Brother William J. Bowser, Grand Seneschal of the Covenant General of the Knight of York Cross of Honor

After welcoming remarks by Grand Master Stewart, the leaders of the other Appendant Bodies then returned to their seats passing through the Knights Templar Honor Guard by way of the East where they were greeted by Grand Master Stewart and Deputy Grand Master Smith. Grand Master Stewart then thanked and dismissed the Knights Templar Honor Guard who retired receiving the hearty applause of the Craft.

Grand Master Stewart requested that R.W.B. Richard L. Smith, Deputy Grand Master, assume the Grand East and preside over the Craft during the delivery of the Address of the Grand Master. Before beginning his Address Grand Master Stewart advised the Craft that the By-Laws require the Grand Master to read his Address verbally, even though it has been previously distributed, in case someone wishes to change that by legislation in the future.


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ADDRESS OF THE GRAND MASTER ONE HUNDRED NINETY-FIFTH ANNUAL COMMUNICATION To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: On behalf of your Grand Lodge Officers, we extend to each of you a hearty Masonic welcome to the 195th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. A special welcome to our visiting Grand Masters and brethren from our sister jurisdictions who have taken time out of their very busy schedules and traveled many miles to be with us today. Everyone in this room could have been elsewhere doing other things, but instead chose to find the short time allowed within their twenty-four inch gauge to be here to serve our gentle Craft. The greatest gift a man can give is his valuable time. My brothers, giving the gift of Freemasonry always has been and continues to be time well spent. When I was first elected Master of my Lodge so many years ago I hate to admit it but I had no clue as what the Grand Lodge really was. I had been to its sessions twice and I did know that we had high officials wearing purple that ran everything. They lived in one world, I lived in another, and only rarely would we cross paths. When we did cross paths, it was pleasant enough and I felt honored. When I was forced to read the Grand Lodge By-Laws, something I was loathe doing, when I saw the phrase “Grand Lodge” I just assumed that meant those guys who wear the purple. I later found that I had been reading the By-Laws all wrong. You, the voting delegates, my brothers, are the Grand Lodge of Missouri. The Grand Lodge is not the Grand Master or the Grand Officers or the Past Grand Masters; we are merely your representatives who serve or have served as your representatives in the short time you have allotted to us to serve you. This really is no different, except in scale. When we refer to “the Lodge” and how our constituent Lodges are to be governed by their respective Masters and officers. Like Most Worshipful Brother J.C. Montgomery, I prefer to use the word “constituent” rather than “subordinate” when referring to our Lodges. While it is true that no new Lodge may be formed without permission of the Grand Lodge, and that a Lodge must operate according to the rules established by the Grand Lodge, it took individual Lodges to form the Grand Lodge in the first instance and it took individual brothers to form those constituent Lodges. This is true even in Scotland, thought by many to be place where Freemasonry first began, and with respect to the formation of the Premier Grand Lodge of England in 1717. Likewise, “the Lodge” is not a physical structure; it is the members who meet there. The Grand Lodge, too, is by definition in the Constitution, simply its members. As we struggle from time to time in reading and applying our Grand Lodge Constitution and By-Laws, and by extension our constituent Lodge by-laws, it is indispensable that we always understand and remember that.


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It was with that understanding that I tried my best to conduct myself as your Grand Master this year. I believe and hope that your other Grand Lodge Officers shared this understanding, and we all have tried our very best to serve the best interests of the Craft within the rules that you, the Grand Lodge, have set down for us. If you take nothing else away from here during this session, please remember who the Grand Lodge is and take that back and explain that to your constituent Lodges.

STATE OF THE CRAFT

The By-Laws specifically require the Grand Master to each year report on the condition of Freemasonry in the state. What follows is my assessment. It is based not only on my personal interactions with our constituent Lodges and brethren from all over the state, but also on the day-to-day business and other issues that we have dealt with in the Grand Lodge Office this year. In keeping in the tradition of Most Worshipful Brother Harry Truman, I will give it to you straight. Brethren, we have some problems. Some of these we share with most all other Grand Jurisdictions, including for example declining membership; retention of membership; financial issues; a lack of a knowledge among the general public as to what Freemasonry truly is--and in some cases among some of our own members; a need to improve Masonic education not only for our new candidates but also for our seasoned members as well; and far too many instances of personal egos and agendas disturbing the peace and harmony of our Lodges, which are intended to be “a sacred retreat of friendship and virtue”. Some of our financial problems have arisen because in the past we have failed to demand that the Grand Lodge Office operate with transparency, efficiency, and accountability. But my personal interactions with the vast majority of our brothers this year has given me great hope. You are some of the best people in the world and possess the capacity and the will to meet the challenges before you. With respect to the Grand Lodge Office, we have taken the very painful, sometimes unpopular, and time-consuming steps of trying to restore good management practices and transparency to our day-to-day operations, improving communications through new the use of more efficient modern technology—a priority of Most Worshipful Brother Broyles during his year--and reactivating the accountability and checks and balances required by your By-Laws. As to the rest, it is clear that our lodges are thriving when private piques and quarrels are absent and the brethren are all of one mind. Our Lodges are thriving when they guard the west gate and admit only those who have the capacity and desire to learn our lessons and live up to Freemasonry’s high standards.


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Our Lodges are thriving when they project a good first impression to the entered apprentice candidates, following the old but true adage that first impressions are lasting ones. Our Lodges are thriving when good ritual is practiced, when the teaching of the ritual is made not by rote memorization alone but by explaining the meaning behind the words and when corrections are given in the most tender--and sometimes humorous--manner, but in all cases never during the conferral of a degree. That is not the time to be correcting ritual errors; the degree conferrals are for the candidate and our focus should be on his impression. Our Lodges are thriving when they recognize that not all brothers have joined the Lodge to become expert ritualists but instead may be more interested in serving the community and being provided with the opportunity to do so while still being taught the lessons that are conveyed by our degrees. This is what Most Worshipful Brother Willis spoke of when he urged that we get “back to basics”. The condition of Freemasonry in the state today? Our foundation is sound, we have some cracks and fissures, but we have the tools and materials to make the necessary repairs and make our Masonic structure once again the singular, but beautiful piece of work that it was originally designed to be.

LODGE VISITS

Despite the problems we have been forced to deal with, this Masonic year has generated many happy reflections, especially in my travels throughout the state to confer degrees, share in our Lodges’ many milestone anniversary events by conducting Lodge building public rededication ceremonies, and in conducting numerous public cornerstone ceremonies. I regret that I have yet to pull together the revised ceremonies I was using and get them to the Ceremonies Committee but will try to do so soon. I felt that before jumping straight into the ceremonies found in the “gray book” we needed to provide the public and our own members a bit of explanation of who we are, what we do, and what the ceremony they are about to see is all about. I’ve had more compliments throughout the state from non-Masons and Masons alike on that simple addition to our public ceremonies. My plan is to provide those additions to the Committee for their consideration as they undertake to revise our ceremonies book in the future. I found that while participating in the cornerstone rededication ceremony for our State Capitol Building last summer was a rare and wonderful honor, as was my being able to represent Missouri Masonry as Conference Chair of the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America last February, my visits with your Grand Officers to the Lodges this year truly were the most personally satisfying and enjoyable thing I have been able


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to do as your Grand Master. I suspect, and in some cases know, that some of the large crowds, at least initially, were because some wanted to see how badly the Grand Master and Officers would perform the Ritual. That was perfectly fine with me--whatever gets a brother to come back to Lodge. Perhaps the best compliment I have ever been paid came from a former DDGL, known for his sometimes less than high opinion of the Grand Lodge Officers, who turned to me after I conferred a first degree and quietly whispered, “that wasn’t too bad”. It actually was this experience that convinced me to not schedule the traditional Area Meetings this year but instead go directly to as many Lodges as possible. Not to give speeches about my Message of “give the gift but guard the gate”--the DDGMs were doing that for me, and besides, the speech I gave on that at the first of the year was readily available on the web site for those who were interested. But instead to actively participate with my brethren in the conferral of degrees and in conducting public ceremonies honoring and giving public exposure to the Lodges. Please understand, Area Meetings are not bad things and do have their place. It was just that this year I felt the time was ripe to try something a little different. And besides, I must admit that I am more personally comfortable “going to Lodge” than I am doing some of the other things I am required to do as your Grand Master. I sincerely hope that those of you who were able to join us at the degree conferrals and ceremonies enjoyed it as much as we did, and to use a word coined by Past Grand Master Turner, that you felt the “connectivity” that we as Grand Officers felt in being able to share that part of the gift of Freemasonry that comes from the pleasure of laboring together in our ritualistic

work. My sincere thanks to the Lodges who extended the kind invitations to join them, and to your Grand Officers, especially Grand Lecturer Right Worshipful Brother Dave Wheelock, who all traveled with me those many miles on many occasions, and without hesitation, took whatever ritual part that was needed at the time. A complete listing of the Grand Master’s activities and Lodge visits is appended to the Report of the Grand Secretary in your Report Book that you received when you registered and will be appended to this Address in the Official Proceedings.

GRAND LODGE APPOINTMENTS

While I have not had time to check, I think this is the first time a Grand Master has been called upon in the same year to appoint two Grand Lecturers, a Grand Secretary, and a Grand Treasurer. In the case of the Grand Lecturer, I sought the advice and recommendations of the members of your Ritual Committee, outgoing Grand Lecturer Right Worshipful Brother Mike Wheeler, Grand Lecturer Emeritus


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Randy Jones, the Line officers and others. In the case of the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer, applications were solicited, and I appointed a special committee consistent with Section 2.010(l), and received recommendations from the Committee as well as from others. In all cases, making the ultimate selection was not an easy one but I did my best to use my best judgment given the character and qualifications of the candidates and what I believed was needed in those offices at that point in time to promote the best interests of the Craft. I commend and sincerely thank Right Worshipful Brothers Wheelock, Pennington, and Neese for all their hard work, sacrifices, and leadership during rather difficult circumstances. I am confident that the Craft has been well served by them having assumed their respective offices. On behalf of the entire Craft I also wish to express my sincere thanks to Right Worshipful Brothers Wheeler, Bryan, and Cichielo for their honorable and much appreciated service.

GRAND LODGE OFFICE

The Grand Master has many administrative responsibilities that occupy much of his time outside of his more ceremonial duties, this year necessarily more than normal. This Masonic year as well as last has been unusually busy, challenging, and frustrating in that regard. For some reason, and whether intended or not, our Fraternity inherently has a tendency over time to shift all the responsibilities of running the Lodge, and by default much of the power, over to the Lodge Secretary and away from the elected officers. This perhaps is a natural thing, and one which makes sense in that the Lodge Secretary remains year after year while the Master and his officers come and go. A good, seasoned Lodge Secretary can be worth his weight in gold—with his experience, his knowledge. However, sometimes this gets carried too far. Such was the case with the Grand Lodge Office. Even a cursory reading of Most Worshipful Brother Haywood’s Address, the Grand Secretary’s Report, and the Report of the Committee on Ways and Means from last year will show you the extent and nature of the many problems and challenges we have been facing in the administration of your Grand Lodge Office. I also direct your attention to this year’s Grand Secretarys’ and Ways & Means Committee Reports. Simply put, we inherited some major problems due to the way the Grand Lodge Office was managed in the past. Each day it seemed like we were finding new problems. We have been working diligently to address these problems and to do so in a way that brings transparency, efficiency, and accountability. With respect to transparency, you have been given, for the first time beginning last year, complete Grand Lodge financial statements, truly meaningful budget documents, and independent auditor’s reports. You have the right to know—as the Grand Lodge—the true financial condition of the Grand Lodge and how your money is being spent. You have the right to have a truly independent audit and have those findings made available to you. For the first time last year, this material was provided to you when you first registered on Sunday, rather than when you first walked into the session, so you had time to read it.


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With respect to efficiency, the Grand Lodge Office has undergone a full management review and has been completely reorganized in an attempt to increase operational efficiency and control costs by the implementation of new procedures and the deployment of modern technologies. We understand that these new procedures and technologies have created some frustration for some, including often times for your Grand Master, but we must continually work to find ways to better utilize our scarce resources of time and money. The Grand Lodge Office staff is committed to working with you individually at any time to resolve any problems you might be having with our new database system or new procedures. Please also take advantage of the database question and answer forum being held all day today in the Truman Room. With respect to accountability, your Committee on Ways and Means for the first time starting last year has been meeting regularly and performing the oversight and reporting function specified for it in the By-Laws. The new financial record keeping requirements now allow for meaningful Committee review. While under our By-Laws the Grand Secretary is given much discretion—and rightfully so—in how to run the Grand Lodge Office, we must insure that there can be no more Cadillac employee health insurance plans, unilateral 16% employee salary raises, unauthorized and out of compliance 401(k) plans, or expensive and unnecessary long term equipment leases and purchases. You later will be voting on a piece of legislation that is designed to increase financial accountability and oversight as well as require that all Committee Reports be submitted annually and in writing to the Grand Lodge. If a committee doesn’t meet, that is what it should say in its Report. It should be no secret that this legislation’s genesis arose in response to numerous issues with the way the Grand Lodge Office previously was being managed.

EMPLOYEE 401(k) PLAN

For more detailed information, I direct your attention to the Preliminary Report of the Committee on Jurisprudence that can be found in the Report Book and which was distributed when you registered. The Committee on Ways and Means reported in its Annual Report for the 194th Annual Communication in September, 2015, that a 401(k) retirement plan had been established on December 31, 2002 by the Grand Secretary, for all Grand Lodge office employees including the Grand Secretary. This action took place within a few months after the Grand Lodge voted to eliminate the By-Law that permitted such retirement plans. Following this Report, members of the Ways and Means Committee and the Jurisprudence Committee reviewed the records available from the Grand Lodge office, and although the records were somewhat incomplete it appeared that certain action had been taken to establish a prototype 401(k) Plan, utilizing the CUNA Mutual prototype plan. Under the terms of the prototype, each eligible employee was entitled to contribute to the plan and the Grand Lodge was required to match the employee’s contribution


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up to specified limits. Also, during 2015, CUNA Mutual had prepared a complete restatement of the plan to bring it up to date with recent changes in the tax laws, something that was long overdue. At my direction, the Jurisprudence Committee worked with CUNA Mutual to have the restatement executed but to specifically provide that all future Grand Lodge contributions (matching or otherwise) would be within the complete discretion of the Grand Lodge such that the mandatory match was eliminated. In addition, Right Worshipful Brothers Dale Bryan and Nicholas Cichelo, then Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer respectively, were named as trustees of the Plan as restated. Since that restatement, Right Worshipful Brothers Pennington and Neese have been named, in a timely manner, as the successor trustees. Finally, I have authorized and directed the Grand Secretary to take all future appropriate action, after consultation with the Jurisprudence Committee, which CUNA Mutual may suggest to keep the plan in compliance with any future changes in the laws governing 401(k) plans. My sincere thanks to Right Worshipful Brother Doug Ritterskamp for his expertise and the many, many hours he spent on this matter.

ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Upon review, we discovered that both the Lodge Directory and the List of Lodges Masonic long had contained inaccurate information and were in dire need of updating. I am pleased to report that both have now been updated and are accurate based on the information available to the Grand Lodge Office. My special thanks to Right Worshipful Brother Ty Treutelaar and the Grand Lodge Office staff for all their time and effort on this project. Part of the problem is that if the Grand Lodge Office does not have accurate information from the lodges, inacurrate information gets published, so please try to keep your lodge information up to date. Our new email discussion forums for the Lodge Secretaries and District Deputy Grand Masters seem to have been well received by those using them. These forums have gone a long way in improving communications generally and in reducing the daily burden of researching and answering myriad questions heretofore fielded solely by the Grand Secretary, the Grand Lodge Office staff, and many times the Grand Master. Under the By-Laws, all questions concerning the meaning and application of Masonic Law are supposed to be directed to the DDGM in the first instance. In practice, however, often the DDGMs need assistance themselves. These forums allow newer DDGMs and Lodge Secretaries to take advantage of the experience and knowledge of their more seasoned colleagues and have proved a valuable aid and if for nothing else, just for scheduling of events. I strongly encourage those of you who are not yet using these forums to start doing so. If you need help signing on or have questions on how it works, please contact the Grand Secretary and he will assist you. Our experienced Lodge Secretaries and District Deputy Grand Masters have a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in


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dealing with the problems you now may be facing. I know they are happy to share. I also am pleased to report that we finally have made available to the appendant bodies the ability to regularly, but securely, electronically check to see whether any of their members have passed away or have been either suspended or expelled from their Symbolic Lodge. Membership in these appendant bodies is based upon a brother being in good standing in his Symbolic Lodge but until now the appendant bodies had no good way to cross-check their member rolls and enforce that requirement. Our new database system has allowed us a way to share this particular, specific information without sharing our entire membership list, which remains proprietary. I strongly encourage all appendant bodies to take advantage of this new tool. There should be no more excuses for a brother being suspended or expelled from their Symbolic Lodge yet still remain a member in good standing on the rolls of an appendant body. Your Committee on Publications, which is responsible for the publication of The Freemason magazine, was reactivated last year and has continued to work through numerous issues, not the least of which was a change made in our printing vendor. We believe the changes that have been made have improved the publication and hope you agree. We are confident that the Committee will continue to work to produce a quality product at the least cost possible and is open to any suggestions you might have. I refer you to the Committee’s Report in the Report Book for more information. Poor Right Worshipful Brother and Chairman Emmett Bryson. Out of necessity your Committee on Public Relations was asked to shift its traditional scope and priorities to focus on much needed improvements to our web site and our social media presence. Both will forever be a work in progress and I sincerely thank the members of the Committee for all their efforts this year, especially Right Worshipful Brother Emmett Bryson and Worshipful Brother Randy Davis whose leadership proved essential and also to Worshipful Brother Kevin Fuller for his technical expertise. I refer you to the Committee’s Report for more detailed information. Getting a handle on the inventory of items purchased for resale by the Grand Lodge has been a problem for many years, both in terms of accounting for money spent and received as well as in just physically handling and managing the inventory. Our independent auditor pointed out that over the years many thousands of dollars changed hands, often times in cash, without systems in place to properly account for and match inventory purchases with inventory sales. New accounting and record keeping procedures now have been implemented for inventory items to be carried by the Grand Lodge Office and plans are in the works to set up an “on-line store” for other Masonic items not carried in stock. I hope this gets underway fairly soon. Great progress has been made in the financial and administrative interactions between the Grand Lodge and its “Four Crown Jewels”, which operate as affiliated but separate corporations. This too will always be a work in progress for all involved


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but most, if not all, of the concerns raised by the independent auditor have been addressed. The world in which we live is complex, it seems to get moreso each day, and it is imperative that the Grand Lodge and its affiliates fully comply with all applicable federal and state tax laws. The consequences of not doing so can be very, very serious. Yes, the laws are complex, but yes, we must follow them. We are charged to comply with cheerfulness with the laws of our country. I am extremely proud of the Lodge of Research’s new Research Library, our Masonic Museum, and of all the good work done by all our charitable affiliates—all of our “Crown Jewels”. They are most worthy of our continued support.

GRAND LODGE FINANCIAL CONDITION

Brethren, now that we finally have gotten a handle on our financial information and it has been made available to you, I ask that you carefully examine it. It shows that while we have found enough cash to operate each year, the Grand Lodge has for years operated at near a one-half million dollar annual structural deficit. This means that we are almost one-half million dollars short of revenue over expenses annually if you take out the $250,000 a year paid by the Masonic Home for the Grand Lodge Membership List, the interest earned on investments, and other transfer payments from our 501(c)(3) charitable corporate affiliates. It is poor financial planning to be relying so heavily on investment income when we all know that the financial markets are not stable, even with a prudent investment policy. Beyond this, many of the investments and resulting income are restricted and not available for general operations. This was restriction was placed on these funds by a vote of the Grand Lodge. Likewise, the revenues currently being provided by our charity affiliates are subject to strict tax laws that restrict the transfer of funds from one entity to another. Where such transfers are permitted, the standard used by the IRS in reviewing the transfers is subject much subjective interpretation, which means that what might be allowed by the IRS today is no guarantee that it will be allowed in the future. This includes the $250,000 annual contract with the Masonic Home, the continuing renewal of which is not under the control of the Grand Lodge. Prudent financial planning, therefore, calls for us to find a way to increase our guaranteed revenues and reduce our spending so that we might at least start to eliminate the structural deficit. With respect to the expense side, we have found ways to better manage our administrative and operating expenses. I think you will find that in the last two years we have where possible significantly cut our expenses for items that were not really necessary. I anticipate and hope this will continue in the future. I ask you, the Grand Lodge, to please review and stay of top of future proposed budgets and spending. You ultimately are the one paying the bill. As much as we do on the expense side, however, this will not be enough. One of the biggest expenses the Grand Lodge incurs each year is the cost of our Annual Communication, which primarily consists of the payment of mileage and per diem as well as the cost of meals and of the hotel.


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The Grand Lodge in the past has rejected proposals to eliminate mileage and per diem payments. We all know that is a sensitive subject but as noted by Most Worshipful Brother Haywood last year, perhaps the time has come for this to be revisited. The Grand Lodge has for years been subsidizing the cost of the Monday night banquet by over five dollars a ticket based on the actual cost to the Grand Lodge (that means you) of the meals. Even at $39.00 a ticket this year, which I know many believe costs too much and which keeps many from attending, we are still not breaking even in what we end up paying to the hotel. This is a very thorny problem. We could raise the ticket price to fully cover our cost, which would probably take us up to $45 or more, but this no doubt also will reduce the attendance numbers that we need to meet our meal guarantees to the hotel, which in turn increases our cost per plate. We already have tried cutting back on what was served for the meal itself to reduce the cost but that too was very unpopular. We cannot just cancel the Monday banquet all together even if we wanted to because it constitutes the primary part of our meal guarantees with the hotel. These meal guarantees are part of our contract with the hotel that was negotiated several years in advance. The contract we are operating under this year was negotiated five years ago by the Grand Lodge Office when I was not even an elected officer. Such is the case for those who will immediately follow me as Grand Master. Whatever the Grand Lodge Office might do on a going forward basis to negotiate a better deal in future contracts with this or any other hotel, we are stuck with this fundamental meal subsidy issue at least for the next several years, and even then, I doubt it will go away. As noted by Most Worshipful Brother Haywood last year, other jurisdictions have successfully addressed this problem, at least in part, by charging a registration fee for attending their Annual Communication. I mentioned at my installation the likelihood that we might implement such a fee this year but ultimately it was the consensus of the Grand Line to postpone it at least one more year. Please understand that when we say “it costs the Grand Lodge” it really means that all the Lodges and all their members, the vast majority of which never attend the Monday night banquet, through their per capita are subsidizing the meals of those who do attend. You need to ask yourselves, is this really fair? There are many other financial pressures, other than the meal subsidy, that are creating pressure to seek to raise the per capita. As you consider all this, please understand that the real purpose of the per capita is to fund services that benefit each one of you as members of the Craft. I can assure you that for as long as I’ve been a Grand Lodge officer your Grand Lodge officers always have paid for their meal tickets out of their own pockets. Brethren, I know many of our Lodges are struggling to just keep their utility bills paid and that personal budgets are very tight. I sincerely wish I had a magic bullet to stop the bleeding and get our Lodges and the Grand Lodge quickly and painlessly back on a sound financial footing but I do not. It is tempting to say that if this


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problem had been first seriously addressed years ago, things would be better today. While perhaps true, saying it does not do anything to change the facts or improve our financial condition going forward. All that I and your Grand Officers can do is to do what we have done this year: do our best to bring honesty and transparency to our financial situation; strive to improve our efficiency and cutting costs wherever possible; and demand more accountability in Grand Lodge operations. Beyond this my brothers, the rest necessarily lies in your hands. With all costs rising, the sooner we start taking the medicine the less it will hurt down the road.

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Recently we were informed that a past Grand Master and the sitting Deputy Grand Master of Arkansas had been suspended for multiple years following a Masonic trial. The sitting Senior Grand Warden, who also is serving as the Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Arkansas, likewise has been or soon will be suspended. Hopefully Missouri never finds itself in such an unfortunate situation. We continue to be asked by former and current Arkansas Masons to do something that would allow them to join Missouri Lodges. As things now stand, our By-Laws impose a residency requirement of six months before a non-Mason can petition to become a Missouri Mason and a waiver of jurisdiction by the other state jurisdiction is required before an out-of-state Mason can affiliate with a Missouri Lodge. To date the Grand Lodge of Arkansas has refused to issue such discretionary waivers. The failure of one jurisdiction to honor another jurisdiction’s decision with respect to suspension or expulsion can result in loss of Masonic recognition among the two jurisdictions, which in turn, can have a domino effect with fraternal recognition among other jurisdictions. As noted in the Preliminary Report of the Committee on Jurisprudence, found in your Report Book, legislation had been submitted for consideration this year that would have eliminated our residency requirement and the need to obtain a waiver of jurisdiction should the foreign jurisdiction refuse to issue one. After much deliberation, the Jurisprudence Committee this year refused to allow this proposed legislation to go to the floor for the reasons stated in its Preliminary Report. The continuing problems in Arkansas and the effect they are having on sister jurisdictions seems to be getting worse, not better. The problem of former and current Arkansas Masons seeking refuge in neighboring states is a problem of the Grand Lodge of Arkansas’ own creation, not ours. I have been forced to watch the injustices being done to our brother Masons to the south but have been prevented from taking any action out of concern for violating traditional Masonic practice and protocols, but more importantly, by the By-Laws which I took an oath to uphold as Grand Master. I have been in contact with Grand Masters of the surrounding states about this sad state of affairs. The time may well come, and very soon, when some sort of remedial legislation or official action by the Grand Master will be required.

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Grand Lodge Office even received one. In response, we immediately took action to investigate the situation. Fortunately, no physical threats were made or property damaged. I refer you to the Special Committee’s Report in the Report Book that addresses this matter in detail.

KING SOLOMON LODGE No. 95

For at least the past three years the Grand Lodge Office has continued to receive complaints from members and others about King Solomon Lodge No. 95. Previous Grand Masters attempted to informally resolve the problems, but with no success. The problems at King Solomon Lodge continued through the first three months of this Masonic year with all attempts to resolve things informally likewise proving unsuccessful. The problems were very serious, some of which now are being investigated by law enforcement. Accordingly, under the authority granted to the Grand Master by Section 2.010(b) I formally suspended the operations of King Solomon Lodge and arrested its Charter. While not required by the By-Laws, I further appointed a Special Tribunal consisting of Most Worshipful Brother David Haywood, Deputy Grand Master Richard Smith, and Right Worshipful Brother Bill Zimmerman to further investigate the matter in the hope that something still could be done to correct the problems so that I might return the Charter prior to this Annual Communication. Unfortunately, after giving the Lodge over six months the opportunity to right its course, the Special Tribunal ultimately recommended that the Charter not be returned. Upon receiving the Special Tribunal’s recommendation, I gave the elected officers of King Solomon Lodge the opportunity to respond to the recommendation before I reached a final decision. Again, this was not required. Their response gave me gave me no confidence that if I returned the Charter things would or even could improve. While I understand the brothers’ sincere desire to have their Lodge continue, and fully appreciate their emotional attachment and sincerity to want to try to do what is right, in my judgment the Lodge is beyond repair and its continued existence could have a harmful effect on the Craft as a whole. Therefore, I cannot in good conscience as Grand Master lift the suspension and return the Charter. Accordingly, under the By-Laws the matter now lies with you, the Grand Lodge. Later in the session you will be asked to vote on the question of whether to restore the Charter of King Solomon Lodge #95. If by your vote you elect not to restore the Charter, promptly after this Annual Communication and consistent with Section 7.250 of the By-Laws, the Grand Secretary will issue certificates of good standing to the former members of King Solomon Lodge No. 95 so they may seek affiliation with another Lodge. I would have directed that such certificates of good standing be issued back in January at the time when I arrested the Charter but the By-Laws clearly and specifically prohibited me from taking such action. Documents fully


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explaining the actions taken, and a copy of the report and recommendation of the Special Tribunal, have been included in the materials distributed to you in the Report Book. I respectfully request that you carefully review them prior to your vote.

IRS 990 FILINGS AND TAXES

Despite our best efforts, we still have some Lodges and Temple Associations who have not filed their required 990 tax forms and whose federal tax exemption status has been revoked. Once again, this is something required by federal law and not something created by the Grand Lodge or by your Grand Lodge officers. The revocation of federal tax exempt status can have very serious consequences, not only for the Lodges and Temple Associations, but even for those individuals responsible for their management. Failure of these Lodges to reinstate their tax exempt status may force the Grand Lodge to take action against them in order to protect the other Lodges that have done what they are supposed to do and maintained their tax exempt status. Brethren, we cannot have a few bad apples spoil the barrel. Likewise, we have received inquiries about the use of a Lodge’s state sales tax exemption for the purchase of certain goods and services. Like most things involving tax, this can be a rather complex issue. Your DDGMs hopefully and eventually will be receiving instructions on this and will relay this information to the Lodges. I strongly recommend you carefully follow their instructions and do all you can to stay in compliance with the law. There can be some very serious consequences for failure to comply. I can, right now, at least tell you this. For many years we got in the habit of a lodge contacting the Grand Lodge office and requesting a copy of the Grand Lodge’s Missouri sales tax exemption letter so the lodges could use that on behalf of the lodges when making purchases. This was freely given out to the lodges by Past Grand Secretaries. Brethren, this is not allowed by the law—any more than I could go to my neighborhood church and ask to use its state tax exemption letter to not pay sales tax on purchases for my own personal use. If a lodge has its own state sales tax exemption letter, use it; but use it only for those purposes allowed under state law.

OTHER ACTIONS

I fortunately did not have to issue any Decisions or Edicts this year. I know, strange for a lawyer. A list of Dispensations, Permissions, Consents, and approvals of Chance-to-Advance Classes are appended to the Report of the Grand Secretary. Early in the year I was asked to address the question of whether firearms should be permitted in the Lodge. I concluded that no action by the Grand Master was warranted at this time and left the matter to the discretion of each Constituent Lodge. A copy of my response is appended to this Address. I received a complaint from a former member of the Widows Sons alleging possible illegal and un-Masonic activities by members of a Widows Sons Chapter in the Kansas City Area. After several emails and phone calls, I appointed Most


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Worshipful Brother Rocky Weaver to investigate the matter and report back to me. After investigation, he recommended that while the situation requires further monitoring that no action be taken at this time. I accepted his recommendation. Upon request and recommendation of the District Deputy Grand Masters in the St. Louis area, and after several months of discussion, with the concurrence of the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden and the Junior Warden, as required by the By-Laws, and the Regional Grand Lecturer and the Grand Lecturer, I ordered redistricting of the Lodges in former District Number 27. Based on a complaint received from a member of a Lodge alleging un-Masonic conduct by the sitting Master of the Lodge, I asked the District Deputy Grand Master and Most Worshipful Brother Bruce Austin to investigate the complaint and further to see if the matter could be resolved without the necessity of a Masonic Trial. Upon being informed that it appeared that the complaint was well founded and would not be voluntarily withdrawn, I proceeded to appoint a trial commission as required by the By-Laws as well as a substitute Junior Warden. Subsequently, the sitting Master resigned his office. Despite his resignation, the By-Laws require that the matter still proceed to trial. In addition, at about this same time I was informed that another brother in the Lodge was going to be brought up on Masonic charges under the usual Lodge grievance process, part of which concerned the matter involving the former sitting Master and included threats made against the Grand Master. Under the circumstances I elected not to personally prefer Masonic charges against this brother although I clearly had the right and power to do so. I understand that matter is proceeding or about to proceed in any event. In the interest of judicial economy and to minimize the cost to the Lodge, both trials will be conducted by the same Trial Commission and the same substitute Junior Warden. Within the last several weeks I received the necessary documentation and request from a DDGM to appoint a Trial Commission and substitute Junior Warden for another Masonic Trial where the allegations charge un-Masonic conduct by a brother involving certain members of the staff of the Masonic Home of Missouri. The matter has gone through the required Lodge process, a Trial Commission and substitute Junior Warden have been appointed, and the matter will proceed to trial. This year sixty five lodges failed to timely file their annual returns and submit their per capita payments. The By-Laws grant neither the Grand Master nor the Grand Secretary the authority to expand the time to file a Lodge’s annual return nor waive the late payment fees imposed by the By-Laws. Only the Committee on Ways and Means has this discretionary power. Therefore, I have by letter directed these Lodges to petition the Committee on Ways and Means for relief and asked the Grand Secretary to work with the District Deputies and Lodge Secretaries to try to resolve any specific reporting issues that might have been encountered. Early in the year I received a request from a former DDGL who was dying and in a hospital. He asked me to issue a dispensation to allow his grandson, who at the


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time was seventeen and a half years old, to receive his first degree before he, the grandfather, passed away. It was a dying wish. I traveled to the brother’s hospital bed to explain to him that while I wanted to grant his request, the By-Laws did not permit the Grand Master to issue such a dispensation even under these special circumstances. Being the good Mason he was, the brother understood and said he agreed that it would be improper for me to grant the dispensation. Whether the brother got to see his grandson become a Freemason I cannot say but hypothetically speaking had the lodge proceeded to confer the degree without a dispensation and later a request for a healing order been presented to me I would have signed it in a minute. Brethren, sometimes I wish the By-Laws allowed the Grand Master more discretion in some matters. Perhaps it is time again for another comprehensive review of the By-Laws.

CLOSING OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Like Most Worshipful Brother Haywood, other demands and priorities did not allow me to accomplish all I had set out to accomplish during this year. One of my biggest disappointments is that we were unable to move forward with the next step of our mentoring program, to “train the trainer” or “mentor the mentor”. It is very much needed and I hope—as I know Most Worshipful Brother Austin and Haywood do—that our next Grand Master with the full support of the Grand Officers and his Committees is able to finally get this off the ground. I also am disappointed that I was unable to again kick start the Committee on Strategic Planning. As mentioned in that Committee’s Report, the fault was entirely mine, not the members of the Committee. All good organizations must engage in strategic planning and periodically review the progress of the plan. I take some comfort, however, in that we nevertheless were able to make some progress respecting three themes identified in the strategic plan that was started a few years ago; namely, improved education, improved communication, and the use of more modern technology. Given all the changes that have taken place since the first inception of the strategic plan, the time is ripe to revisit it. As many of you know, I am a long-time member of the York and Scottish Rites. In fact, I was very active in both before I started getting active again at the Symbolic Lodge level. Just because a brother is focusing his time in one of our appendant bodies does not mean that he is not of value to his Symbolic Lodge and Ancient Craft Masonry. Like Most Worshipful Brother Ramsey, who readily admits he only joined the Masons at the time because he wanted to join the Shrine, our Lodges and our appendant bodies should always work together and support each other. While M.W.B. Ramsey initially spent his time in the Shrine, he later came back to the Symbolic Lodge to serve as a Grand Master. I am very pleased that we have been able to further cement good relations with our Appendant Bodies this year. The year started out with my visit to the Joplin Valley Scottish Rite, where the brethren were kind enough to allow me to participate in the 14th degree. In December I attended Abu Ben Adhem for a ceremonial in my honor. To the Grand Master’s Royal Arch and Cryptic Masons class this year, we were able to


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add a Grand Master’s Commandery Field Day. (I was privileged to be allowed to open the Chapter and Council from the East although I readily declined to attempt to open the Commandery). Since the Grand Master’s personal participation in these classes when the first Grand Master’s Royal Arch class under Most Worshipful Brother Hess was held, they have continued to be successful each year. I strongly encourage those that assume the Grand East to continue to give their full support of the Grand Lodge to our appendant bodies—and vice versa. Since long before it was eliminated by vote of the Grand Lodge we have been in an internal war over the requirement of “the proficiency” and in a broader sense over the ritual itself. I have stated my position on this in my article in The Freemason magazine and will not here repeat it. I will, however, add the following. It has been my personal experience that our Chance-To-Advance classes have in fact resulted in some very good brothers joining our ranks that otherwise we might never have had. One of your Regional Grand Lecturers and a Past DDGM from my home district are prime examples of this. Are you going to try to tell me these brothers are not good Masons? I also had the opportunity to initiate a brother in the traditional manner in the northern part of the state who is a very successful doctor, and certainly an asset to the Lodge, and who told me that he would not have joined had he been required to memorize “the proficiency” and that he delayed joining because of it. I am sure there are many more examples. I also am very distressed to see those brothers who believe that merely giving back our ritual by rote memorization constitutes being proficient as a Mason. In my view it clearly does not--there is a wonderful and profound meaning behind the words, and once the meaning is learned, it must be communicated in such a way as a new brother understands and is inspired by it. Rattling off the ritual at break-neck speed, even if word perfect, conveys no meaning and in fact delivers the wrong message. Disrupting a degree conferral by sideline corrections distracts the candidate and, at best, annoys those attempting to perform the ritual. There is a time for instruction in the ritual; during the conferral of a degree is not it. Finally, while ritual is the foundation of Masonry, Masonry is much larger than that. We have many good brothers who do not want to do ritual but who would rather try to put into practice outside of the Lodge those great moral duties inculcated in it by performing good works of community service. These brothers should be welcomed and encouraged. On the flip side, while perhaps slowing our membership decline with a slight upturn after recapturing all those entered apprentices who failed to advance before, the elimination of “the proficiency” requirement certainly has not resulted in a swelling of our ranks. The Elks (which has no real ritual) and other similar organizations are facing the same membership decline, as are other Masonic jurisdictions that have eliminated “the proficiency”. At some point someone good with numbers should review the Committee on Chartered Lodges Reports going back to before and after “the proficiency” requirement was eliminated to see what the facts truly show. All I’ve really heard is anecdotal evidence one way or the other but no real multi-year trend analysis. Be that as it may, in my opinion once we start focusing


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solely on the numbers we have lost the battle. Moreover, I do think that in no longer requiring “the proficiency” we have created some unintended consequences. We have lost the participation and gained the enmity of many of our former “proficiency coaches” because they feel, albeit untrue, that they no longer have anything to teach. It seems to me these brothers are the obvious choice as we begin our search to recruit Masonic mentors. Perhaps if they were made to realize that they can use “the proficiency” as a teaching tool--which in my opinion it certainly is--they will become involved again. I have observed far too many Masons who have not a clue as to what obligations they have taken as they progressed through the degrees. Unless a mentor (or coach) works with the candidate or the candidate witnesses the degree being performed several times, he hears his obligation in each degree only once. That is not enough to learn let alone understand to what he has obligated himself. Are these obligations real? I have always thought so. If he doesn’t know to what he has obligated himself, how can we expect him to live up to his obligations? Our Chance-to-Advance classes have become a wonderful experience the way they currently are conducted and we spend quite a bit of time on those obligations; all present (including our seasoned brothers) receive excellent Masonic education and observe top-notch ritual. I love C2As provided they are conducted right. I moderate C2As. I encourage the Ritual Committee to take charge of the Ritual in Chance-To-Advance classes—the By-Laws give them that responsibility—and make sure that the ritual conducted in those C2As is performed by the best ritualists available. This will encourage more than just the C2A candidates to come out and watch. C2As are for education and inspiration, and not just for the candidates. C2As should, however, in my opinion--and as the By-Laws state--remain the exception rather than the rule and never be allowed to devolve into little more than a degree mill. These are just some of the things that I leave you to struggle with. If there were easy answers I am sure we would have discovered them long ago. For what it might be worth, I have long believed that if we use “the proficiency” and our ritual as a teaching tool--even if it is not required to be learned as a condition of advancement-and if we have a knowledgeable brother teach it, we are accomplishing our task. For those who urge that we should eliminate the word “proficiency” entirely from our Masonic lexicon, and de-emphasize or move toward eliminating our ritual work all together, I respectfully say to you, my brothers, that what you are seeking to create is not Masonry. The Masonic obligations we take and the lessons we are taught in our ritual, if understood and put into practice, will guide us to and keep us on the right path. Let us all do our best to remain civil in all our actions and keep our passions in due bounds with all mankind, especially with our brother Freemasons especially when discussing this emotional topic. We all can improve ourselves. We should take to heart the admonition to imitate what we see as praiseworthy in others and what to us appears defective we should in ourselves amend. It is my sincere and heartfelt wish, so well stated in our officer installation ceremony, that you will all have but one aim: to please each other and to unite in the grand design of being


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happy and communicating happiness. If you do that, the tenets of our profession will be transmitted through your Lodge, unimpaired, from generation to generation.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I will conclude with a few brief acknowledgments. First and foremost, to by longsuffering wife and companion Kris, called by some “St. Kris”, I cannot repay the debt I owe you for your support and patience during my years of serving the Grand Lodge. While she obviously is not here to hear me say it, perhaps she will read it if she ever decides to look at the Official Proceedings. To the brothers and now hopefully close friends who have served with me in the Line and who soon may find themselves in the Grand East, my sincere thanks for all you’ve done as we served together. What accomplishments we may have achieved could not have been possible without your input and hard work. To both the Line Officers as well as my appointed Grand Lodge Officers, your willingness to join me in my many travels to our Lodges and your support has meant more than you will ever know. We have shared some rough times and some good times. Thank you my friends for joining me on the ride. To Right Worshipful Brothers Jeff Pennington, Keith Neese, and Dale Bryan, I simply do not have the words to thank you for stepping up to the plate and taking all the slings and arrows thrown at you as you did your best to get the Grand Lodge Office back on track. The Craft will never know all the good that you have done for them and how difficult things were for you. So let me just say, not only for myself but for the entire Craft, thank you for all you have done and know that Freemasonry in Missouri is better today because of each of you. To Right Worshipful Brothers Randy Jones, Mike Wheeler, and our Right Worshipful Regional Grand Lecturers, and especially my very close friend Right Worshipful Brother Dave Wheelock, thank you for all your support and hard work--and I do forgive you for correcting me when I missed a word or took a misstep when performing the ritual. I know you share my vision of teaching and truly communicating the ritual and I know I leave the Craft in good hands with you on the job. To all our DDGMs, thank you for shielding me from so much of the bad stuff that has a way to try to find its way to the Grand Master’s desk. Had you not done that, my job would have proved impossible. I know some of you have had more than your share of difficulties in your districts. All any of us can do is persevere and always fall back on the lessons we have been taught by the Craft. I have great respect for and confidence in you and I sincerely thank you for your sacrifices and service, and wish you all the best. To my brothers at Twilight Lodge, my home Lodge, as well as the brothers of my other Lodges Acacia and Fayette-Howard, thank you for all the support you


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have given me and the kindness you have shown to me this year. I suppose that once I leave the Grand East once again you will put me to work; I will be happy to volunteer to sit in as Tiler. To all the Past Grand Masters that I have had the privilege of serving under, and to all the other past Grand Masters who have given me their advice and support when I needed it as I went through the Line, thank you for allowing me to try to learn from each of you and for all the kindness you have shown me over the years. The lessons learned and the friendship that developed has been and remains invaluable to me. My special thanks to Most Worshipful Brother Haywood. Let me here publicly apologize for those times when I made your life more difficult; it was not my purpose to do so. You are one of the kindest and yet strongest men I have ever met and it has been my honor and pleasure to serve with you. And last but not at all least, to Most Worshipful Brother Rocky Weaver who appointed me, and to my Masonic Grandfather Glenn Means who appointed him, why didn’t you warn me of what I was getting into? Seriously, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your friendship and support over these years. It is because of you that I was given the opportunity to serve the Craft as Grand Master, an honor that comes to very few men. I hope I did not disappoint. Thank you my brothers and I hope to see you in Lodge. Fraternally Submitted, Charles Brent Stewart


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GRAND MASTER’S SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE WIDOWS SONS Most Worshipful Grand Master: As per your request, Paul Williams and I investigated as best we could into the complaints of RWB Donald Huggins. I spoke to Brother Joe Heilig who Brother Huggins mentioned in his complaint. Brother Heilig said that he and Brother Raul Guerrero attended the meeting that caused the ruckus. They later shared what they had heard at the meeting with Brother Huggins. Brother Guerrero resigned at that meeting, Brother Heilig resigned sometime later and I haven’t heard whether Brother Huggins has resigned as yet. Obviously these Brethren believed that there was cause for their resignations. All three are retired police officers and, in my opinion, a little hard core in their attitude on this subject. But in all fairness even Brother Williams, who also is a retired police officer, was a little prejudiced in this matter. Apparently the issue is more about perception than reality. The Brothers mentioned all perceive that any contact with the Galloping Geese or any other biker groups should be strictly forbidden. I don’t know that I disagree with that in principal but I know that anyone in the real world has to know that avoiding contact with others in the same arena you ride in is impossible. What was being asked of the Widows Sons was to be cordial to the other groups on the road regardless of their affiliation. Seems to me that all he was asking for was sociability and not compliance. If you ride you cannot avoid the occasional sharing of space with those individuals that are perceived as undesirable. Are we required to snub the world because we deem ourselves superior. I don’t think so. I think we attend to ourselves as sociable members of society and act accordingly. I don’t have to agree with their ideals or actions or threads, but I am required by polite society to acknowledge them. What I perceive is that we have a number of Brethren who love to ride and enjoy each other’s company. I think that bikers, as a general rule, view themselves a little bad boyish to impress the women. I don’t see the so called One Percenter attitude as prevailing in the Widows Sons as a group. I won’t say it couldn’t happen but I don’t see it. I see a bunch of guys that ride for fun and raise money to support Masonic endeavors to the tune of several thousands of dollars. The dollars aren’t what matter here. The opportunity for Masons to come together and show the public who we are and what we do and how we do it is. It’s all about perception. The only problem here is that the Widows Sons area of perception is narrower because of who they have to share the road with. If they were good men when we took them in, why are they not now and, why were we not guarding the gate more strenuously. I think that a little trust is in order and, if necessary, perhaps a few chosen words whispered in the right ears. I know that this is not a definitive report nor do I believe that one could have been written in this short time. This is my opinion


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and somewhat shared by Brother Williams. As I said Paul is also a retired police officer and I can see where he is coming from. I believe that if we err, and I believe we have no choice in that matter, we should err on the side of trust for the Brethren we represent. It is my recommendation then that we leave our recognition of the Widows Sons in place u.ntil trust no longer holds that place. Respectfully and Fraternally, Paul Williams, Rocky E. Weaver, PGM, Chairman

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CALLED FROM LABOR With the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers and in accordance with Missouri Ritual, at 12:30 p.m. Grand Master Stewart called the Grand Lodge from Labor until 1:30 p.m., Monday, September 26, 2016. Before rapping the Gavel, Grand Master Stewart invited in and after re-introductions by the Junior Grand Steward, Richard W. Kaeser, Jr., he called upon the three leaders of the Masonic Youth Groups to briefly address the Craft. At the conclusion of their remarks, the Youth Group leaders received a hearty round of applause and with a rap of the Gavel, Grand Master Stewart then dismissed everyone for lunch.

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Grand Master’s Itinerary

September 29

Twilight Lodge #114, Grand Lecturer’s School of Instruction

October 2

Milton Lodge #151, 3rd Degree

October 3

Huntsville Lodge # 30, 175th Anniversary Lodge Rededication

October 6

Central Crossing Lodge #674, 1st Degree

October 9

Liberty Lodge #31, 1st Degree

October 10

Liberty Lodge #31, 175th Anniversary Lodge Rededication

October 11

Order of the Eastern Star Grand Assembly, Springfield

October 15

Centralia Lodge #59, 60 and 65 year pin presentations

October 16

Grand Line Officers Meeting

October 17

Poplar Bluff Lodge #209 Masonic Youth Father-Daughter Ball

October 20

Hebron Lodge #354, 1st Degree

October 22-24

Joplin Valley Scottish Rite Reunion; Branson Lodge #587 Officer Installation

October 25

Algabil-Freedom Lodge #636 Annual Breakfast

October 29

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November 4

Gavel Club, St. Louis

November 5

Pauldingville Lodge #11, George Washington Masonic Birthday

November 7

Grand Lodge Committee Meetings

November 8

Clinton Lodge #548, 125th Anniversary Cornerstone and Rededication

November 12

Cuba Lodge #312, 1st Degree

November 14

Webster Groves Lodge #84 C2A; 33rd Degree Coronation St. Louis

November 26

Lathrop Lodge #506—1st Degree; Gary Hinderks Reception

November 21

Masonic Home Board Meeting; Publications/W&M Committees

November 23

Grand Lodge/Home Staff Luncheon Meramec Lodge #313, Ladies Night Dinner

December 1

Waynesville Lodge #375—Four 50 year pins; 1st Degree

December 4-5

Abu Ben Adhem Shrine Ceremonial, Springfield

December 8

Twilight Lodge #114, 2 1st Degrees

December 12

Butler Lodge #254, Rededication of Bates County Museum

December 13

Public Relations Committee—Conf. Call

December 19

Masonic Home Board Meeting

December 27

Most Worshipful Brother J.C. Montgomery 75th Anniversary

2016 January 9

California Lodge #183, Multiple 1st Degrees Mokane Lodge #612 Oyster Supper/Past Master’s Night

January 14

Crestwood-Anchor Lodge #443, 1st Degree

January 16

Masonic Home Board; Ritual Committee Meeting

January 23

Pauldingville Lodge #11, C2A (at Warrenton Lodge)

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January 26

Monett Lodge #129, 1 Degree

January 27

District 22 Dinner

January 28

Overland-Occidental #623, father/son 1st Degree

January 30

Jewel Lodge #480 Annual Raccoon Dinner

February 6

Moila Shrine Potentate’s Ball, St. Joseph

February 8

Grand River Lodge #276, 50 year pin

February 13

Ways and Means Committee—Audit Report

February 15

Corinthian Lodge #265, 3rd Degree

February 16

Noble Lodge #684, 1st Degree (incoming Potentate’s son)

February 18-24

Conference of Grand Masters of North America, Wisconsin

February 27

York Rite Invitational Bodies—Columbia

March 4

Lowry City Lodge #403, 1st Degree

March 5

Grand Master’s Royal Arch Class, Columbia

March 8

Cooper Lodge #36, 60 year pin

March 9

Fenton Lodge #281, 1st Degree

March 12

Branson #587/Table Rock #680/Galena #515—Oklahoma Indian Degree Team, Branson, Outdoor Mine 3rd Degree

March 15

Fayette-Howard #4, 2 1st Degrees

March 17-19

Kansas Grand Lodge

March 23

Liberty Lodge #31—Table Lodge

March 24

Sheffield #625, 75 year pin

March 31

Memphis Lodge #16, 1st Degree

April 7

Amaranth Annual Assembly, Springfield

April 8-9

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Scholarship Committee

April 15-16

Masonic Home Board, St. Louis

April 17

Grand Master’s Breakfast, St. Louis

April 23

Grand Master’s Cryptic Masons Class, Columbia

April 30

Daggett Lodge #492, 50 year pin

May 2

Masonic Home Golf Tournament, Columbia

May 7

Grand Master’s C2A Class, Cooper Lodge #36

May 14

Samaritan Lodge #424, Bonne Terre, Outdoor Mine 3rd Degree

May 15

Wakanda Lodge #52, Carrollton Hospital Cornerstone

May 16

Troy Lodge #34, 2 50 year pins

May 17

Huntsville #30, 50 year pin, MEC E. Allen Kohler

May 18

Iberia Lodge #410, 3 50 year pins

May 19

Mokane Lodge #612, 2 1st Degrees

May 20-21

Mo Lodge of Research/Truman Library/AMD Ingathering/ Masonic Home Board Meeting, Independence

May 24

Twilight Lodge #114, 1st Degree

May 26

Strafford Lodge #608, School Cornerstone Ceremony

May 26

Rainbow Assembly #18 Meeting, Columbia

May 28

Owensville Lodge #624/OES Fish Fry

May 29

DeMolay Annual Conclave, Jefferson City

June 1

Clark Lodge #610, 1st Degree

June 2

Gower #397, 4 50 year pins

June 4

Wentzville #46, 150th Anniversary Dinner

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June 8, 10

Grand York Rite, Jefferson City

June 10/11

Stained Glass Event/Masonic Home Board

June 14

Osage #303, 2 50 year pins, 1st Degree

June 16

St. Louis #1, 1st Degree

June 19

Sullivan Lodge #69, 150th Anniversary Rededication/Cornerstone

June 21

Solomon Lodge #271, 1st Degree

June 23

Job’s Daughters Annual Assembly, Jefferson City

June 24

Region A “Chiggerfest” Outdoor 3rd Degree, Brookfield #86

June 26-27

Rainbow Grand Assembly, Springfield

June 28

Webster Groves Lodge #84, 50 year pin, 1st Degree

June 29, 2016

Wakanda #52, 70 year pin, 3rd Degree

July 2

Webster Lodge #98, Marshfield Community Center Cornerstone

July 4

Webster Groves Independence Day Parade

July 9

Grand Master’s Knight Templar Field Day, Jefferson City

July 10

Twilight Lodge #114 Officer Installation/GM Reception

July 12-13

Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Springfield

July 14

Hickory Hill Lodge #211, 2 50-year/2 50-year, 1 60-year pins

July 16

Masonic Home Board

July 16

Callao #38, 150th Anniversary Cornerstone/Rededication

July 21

Greenville #107, 2 2nd Degrees

July 22-23

La Plata #237, 1st Degree, 150th Anniversary/Cornerstone/ Rededication

July 27

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July 29-30

Poplar Bluff #209, 50 year pin, 1 Degrees, RGL School of Instruction

August 5

Brotherhood #269, 1st Degree

August 6

Lincoln Lodge #138, 150th Cornerstone/Rededication

August 7

St. Charles #241, Officer Installation; St. Louis #1, Officer Installation

August 13

DDGM/DDGL Conference; Jurisprudence Committee, Columbia

August 14

Acacia #602, Officer Installation

August 19-20

Branson #587 1st Degree; RGL School of Instruction

August 23

Table Rock #680, Officer Installation

August 26

Canopy #284, Officer Installation

August 27

Decatur #400, 1st Degree

September 2

Sullivan #69, Officer Installation

September 3

St. Francois Lodge #234, 150th Anniversary Cornerstone, Rededication

September 7

Shelbina #228, Past Master’s Night/Fish Fry

September 8

Monticello #58, 1st Degree

September 10

Linn Creek #152, Officer Installation; Hermon Lodge #187, outdoor 1st Degree

September 11

Jefferson Lodge #43, Officer Installation; Belle Lodge #373, Officer Installation

September 12

Versailles #320, Officer Installation

September 15-17

Iowa Grand Lodge

September 18

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MONDAY AFTERNOON SESSION CALLED TO LABOR With the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers, at 1:45 p.m. Grand Master Stewart called the Craft to Labor. He jokingly reported that over the lunch hour a brother had prepared a By-Law amendment respecting the length of the Grand Master’s Address and stated that the proposal would be forwarded to the appropriate committee. The Chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee, R.W.B. Jonce Chidister, immediately stood up and reported that it was in due form and advisable. After much laughter and applause, Grand Master Stewart stated that he had checked and that there were at least two Grand Masters’ Addresses in the past that were longer but noted that both were attorneys. Grand Master Stewart then stated that the next order of business would be the Report of the President of the Masonic Home of Missouri. The Report having been previously distributed in the Report Book, Grand Master Stewart asked R.W.B. Richard Smith, Deputy Grand Master and President of the Board of Directors, if he had any additions or corrections to his Report. Having none, and with no objection, Grand Master Stewart stated that the Report would be received and upon subsequent approval by the Grand Lodge would be printed in the Proceedings as distributed.

REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD Masonic Home of Missouri, InC. This past year has been a year of strengthening bonds, honoring the past, and celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Outreach Program. This year, I extended a personal invitation to the Order of the Eastern Star to attend the monthly Masonic Home Board Meetings. I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to Worthy Grand Matron Linda Jenkins, Worthy Grand Patron Jack Olson, Associate Grand Matron Nancy Lane, and Grand Conductress Karlene Baylous for accepting that invitation. In addition to enjoying their fellowship, the Board of Directors was able to share in greater detail the assistance being provided through the Outreach Programs.

The Masonic Home’s close relationship with the Order of the Eastern Star is perhaps most visibly represented through the art glass now permanently on display at the Masonic Complex. All of the art glass originated in chapels built by the Order of the Eastern Star on the Masonic Home’s campus in St. Louis, Missouri. The Order of the Eastern Star built the first chapel in 1897 and the second in 1928. When the Masonic Home had to sell the campus in the 1990s, the Order of the Eastern Star paid for the removal of the art glass from the chapel. The “Burning Bush” art glass was the final piece restored this year. On June 10, 2016 the 10 foot tall “Burning Bush” art glass was unveiled. This was made possible by a generous donor paying for the restoration of the art glass and display cabinet. The event was an extraordinary evening of fellowship, and


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the beautiful art glass and cabinet are now permanently on display at the Masonic Complex. As you look at the cabinet, you will see etched into the wood at the top the Square and Compass and the Order of the Eastern Star symbol. This is a symbolic reminder of the enduring relationship between the Masonic Home, Masons and the Order of the Eastern Star members.

Outreach Programs This year is the 25th Anniversary of the Outreach Programs. While the Masonic Home is remembering and honoring its past, it is also celebrating the Outreach Programs which transformed how the Masonic Home provides assistance today. The Outreach Programs allow the Masonic Home to help people in their own homes and communities. The Outreach Program began as one financial assistance program in 1991. Today, the Outreach Programs are a blend of financial assistance and non-financial resourceoriented programs. The Outreach Programs are: Long-Term Financial Assistance, Short-Term Financial Assistance, Children’s Outreach, Masonic Family Cares, Creating-A-Partnership, Widows Program, Social Service, Financial Counseling, and Armed Forces which consists of the Veterans Program and Partnering to Honor. The Masonic Home provided $995,643.77 in assisting 101 Missouri Masons, their wives or widows, female members of the Order of the Eastern Star and Masonic Children. The Outreach Programs have three financial programs that Lodges and Chapters can financially partner with the Masonic Home: Creating-A-Partnership, Partnering To Honor, and Masonic Family Cares. Through these three partnership programs an additional $282,063.65 in assistance was provided. The Creating-APartnership assisted an estimated 12,467 children statewide. Through the nonfinancial assistance programs, the Masonic Home sends out mailings to our honored widows and veterans to let them know they are not forgotten. Last year, the Masonic Home sent out cards to over 5,700 Masonic widows and 1,550 Masonic veterans. Financial Assistance Program Long-Term Financial Assistance Short-Term Financial Assistance Children’s Outreach Program Creating-A-Partnership Program Partnering To Honor Program Masonic Family Cares Program TOTAL

Direct Financial Assistance $ 918,870.80 $ 69,865.09 $ 6,907.88 $ 257,881.52 $ 20,148.00 $ 4,034.13 $1,277,707.42

Non-Financial Assistance Program Widows Program-widows pins mailed Veterans Program-veterans pins mailed Social Services Financial Counseling TOTAL

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Financial The Masonic Home was audited by an independent auditor for the year ending June 30, 2016. They found that the Masonic Home was in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles with no deficiencies that required corrective action. The complete audit is appended to and incorporated as part of this report. The Board of Directors and staff of the Masonic Home take seriously the fiscal responsibility that we have to our clients, donors and the entire Masonic Family. Although the Home saw a decrease in overall assets due to stock market depreciation, our investment managers were able to invest in such a way that provided increase income to cover the increase in the Outreach Program expenses. The generosity of individuals, Lodges, Chapters, and other organizations resulted in an overall increase in donations for the year, as well.

Development The Masonic Home has been reviewing and updating all donor recognition programs for the last few years. I am pleased to report this is now completed. The Masonic Home offers three recognition programs. The Truman Club recognizes individual donors for their on-going support. The Vincil Society, created last year, recognizes Lodges, Chapters and other organizations that support the Masonic Home. This year, the Masonic Home added the final donor program – the Legacy Society. Those who remember the Masonic Home of Missouri through a will, trust, beneficiary designation or other planned gift may choose to become part of the Legacy Society. The Major Gifts Officer, our newest addition to the Development Department, is able to connect to our donors on an individual basis and translate their passion for giving to the charitable works of the Masonic Home. Both last year’s Truman Club Dinner and Golf Tournament were more successful with greater participation than in previous years. With the strengthening of the Development Program, the Masonic Home will be better positioned to carry out its mission for years to come.

Acknowledgements The Masonic Home of Missouri staff is professional, caring, knowledgeable and passionate about the important charitable work of the Masonic Home, and I would like to thank each of them for their dedication and hard work. There are two members of the Board of Directors that deserve recognition and our appreciation for their four years of dedicated service. Bro William J. Bowser served this past year as Chairman of the Development Committee, and Bro Chris T. Harrelson continued his service as Chairman of the Finance Committee. MW C.


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Brent Stewart will also be leaving the Board of Directors this year after providing years of support and leadership. Thank you to all of the Board Members for the tireless commitment you made this past year to the Masonic Home. To the leadership of the Order of the Eastern Star, thank you for helping to strengthen the relationship between the Masonic Home and the Order of the Eastern Star. To the Brethren of this Fraternity, thank you for permitting me this opportunity to serve – it has been an honor. Fraternally yours,

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RECOGNITION OF RETIRING DIRECTORS OF THE MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI Grand Master Stewart then called upon Deputy Grand Master Smith, to recognize the retiring members of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home. After brief remarks thanking all the Board members for their commitment and service, Deputy Grand Master Smith invited Right Worshipful Brother Chris Harrelson, Chairman of the Finance Committee, and Right Worshipful Brother William Bowser, Chairman of the Development Committee, to the podium to be honored for having completed their four year terms on the Board. After Deputy Grand Master Smith presented plaques of appreciation, each made brief remarks. R.W.B. Bowser spoke of the importance of the Masonic Home and encouraged the lodges to appoint qualified hard workers as their Masonic Home Representatives. Reflecting on his time on the Board R.W.B. Harrelson stated that his term seemed to go by very quickly and he encouraged all brothers who might be considered for a seat on the Board to not hesitate as it is a most enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Grand Master Stewart then presented Deputy Grand Master Smith, outgoing Board President, with a special service award and reminded everyone the great time commitment involved being both Deputy Grand Master and Board President at the same time. Deputy Grand Master Smith then presented Grand Master Stewart, Chairman of the Board, with a special gift for his years of dedicated service to the Masonic Home.

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Richard L. Smith, President Ronald D. Jones, Vice President Robert T. (Tim) Thomas, Secretary Stanton T. Brown, II, Treasurer Judge Keith M. Bail William J. Bowser Chris T. Harrelson Jeffrey A. Parotte James D. Sheppers Daniel J. Ward David. W. Ramsey Buddy D. Roberts

ELECTIONS FOR THE MASONIC HOME BOARD OF DIRECTORS Grand Master Stewart then called for nominations from the floor to fill the two vacancies on the Masonic Home of Missouri Board of Directors. M.W.B. Rocky E. Weaver nominated Worshipful Brother Jeffrey Quibell, Past Master of Blue Springs Lodge No. 337.


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M.W.B. David L. Ramsey nominated Worshipful Brother William W. Bird, Past Master of Charity Zeredatha Lodge No. 189. Thrice calling for other nominations and receiving none, Grand Master Stewart then entertained a motion that nominations cease and that Worshipful Brothers Quibell and Bird be elected by acclamation. Upon such motion being made and seconded, the brothers were unanimously elected and it was so declared.

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT Grand Master Stewart called upon the Chairman of the Committee on Jurisprudence, R.W.B. Jonce Chidister, to make an announcement about a proposed Constitutional Amendment previously submitted for action at this Annual Communication. R.W.B. Chidister explained the process mandated for Constitutional Amendments and reported that as of this time the requisite number of lodges had not yet submitted sufficient yea votes for the proposal to proceed to be voted on the floor. He noted that the necessary forms were sent out to the Lodges in January and asked that all Lodges who had not yet submitted their forms to please submit them to the Grand Secretary no later than tomorrow morning.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY Grand Master Stewart then called on Most Worshipful Brother Dr. Elmer E. Revelle for the Report of the Commiteee on Necrology. To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, We receive a great Masonic lesson about life, death, and eternal life as we remember the words from our Masonic Funeral Service: “The Cycles of Time roll with the procession of seasons. Spring is bloom; summer is growth; autumn is fruition; winter is the shroud, and beneath its cold, yet kindly, fold lives the germs of a new life. Spring comes again, growth matures, and fruit is eternal. This is the religion and lesson of Nature and the universal example cannot fail in relation to man.” Whether it is in nature or in the life of a brother, it is easy to see cycles of life – spring, summer, and autumn. However, it is more difficult for us to grasp the reality of winter when it seems that death is the dominant theme. It is here that we rely upon a basic belief within Freemasonry that death is not the end, but we live in the hope and expectation of life beyond death – that Spring does come again, and that fruit is eternal. It is in that belief that we recall those Brethren who are no longer with us here on earth, including these Right Worshipful Brothers:


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R.W.B. David C. Tinsley – was a member of Alpha Lodge No. 659. He served as District Deputy Grand Master from 2000-2002. Right Worshipful Brother Tinsley passed away on July 31, 2015. R.W.B. Gerald D. Gentry – was a member of Mercer Lodge No. 35. He served as District Deputy Grand Master from 1982-1985. Right Worshipful Brother Gentry passed away on August 19, 2015. R.W.B. W. Marion Luna – was a member of Wayne Lodge No. 526. He served as Grand Treasurer for 30 years from 1979-2009. Right Worshipful Brother Luna passed away on August 21, 2015. R.W.B. Oliver Bud Nichols – was a member of Higbee Lodge No. 527. He served as District Deputy Grand Master from 1988–1989. Right Worshipful Brother Nichols passed away on September 25, 2015. R.W.B. Thomas H. Hamlett – was a member of Troy Lodge No. 34. He served as District Deputy Grand Master from 2007–2012. Right Worshipful Brother Hamlett passed away on November 7, 2015. R.W.B. Jackie D. Cade – was a member of Farmington Lodge No. 132. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 2000–2002. Right Worshipful Brother Cade passed away on November 14, 2015. R.W.B. Roy E. Talbott – was a member of Granite Lodge No. 272. He served as District Deputy Grand Master from 2003–2006. Right Worshipful Brother Talbott passed away on November 16, 2015. R.W.B. Richard W. Goff – was a member of Meridian Lodge No. 2. He served as District Deputy Grand Master from 1982-1983. Right Worshipful Brother Goff passed away on November 19, 2015. R.W.B. Robert H. Stewart – was a member of Cuba Lodge No. 312. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 1991-1992. Right Worshipful Brother Stewart passed away on November 27, 2015. R.W.B. Charles A. Donica – was a member of Monett Lodge No. 129. He served as District Deputy Grand Master from 1983–1985 and District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 1987-1988. Right Worshipful Brother Donica passed away on March 5, 2016. M.W.B. Freddie D. Adams, PGM – was a member of Trilumina Lodge No. 205. He served as Grand Master from 2000-2001. Most Worshipful Brother Adams passed away on April 11, 2016. R.W.B. Andrew W. Becker – was a member of Wentzville Lodge No. 46. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 1998-2001. Right Worshipful Brother Becker passed away on May 5, 2016.


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R.W.B. Jeffrey K. Mason – was a member of Hickory Hill Lodge No. 211. He served as District Deputy Grand Master from 2000-2001. Right Worshipful Brother Mason passed away on May 13, 2016. R.W.B. Charles J. Clemen – was a member of Woodside Lodge No. 387. He served as District Deputy Grand Master from 2007-2008. Right Worshipful Brother Clemen passed away on May 31, 2016. R.W.B. Richard C. Nelson – was a member of Hermitage Lodge No. 288. He served as District Deputy Grand Master from 2011-2012. Right Worshipful Brother Nelson passed away on June 1, 2016. R.W.B. Edward W. Miller – was a member of Huntsville Lodge No. 30. He served as District Deputy Grand Master from 1993-1994 and 1995-1996. Right Worshipful Brother Miller passed away on June 4, 2016. R.W.B. Gerald L. Parris – was a member of Warrenton Lodge No. 609. He served as District Deputy Grand Master from 2000-2003. Right Worshipful Brother Parris passed away on June 11, 2016. R.W.B. Elmer J. Slater – was a member of Mountain Grove Lodge No. 158. He served as District Deputy Grand Master from 1993-1994. Right Worshipful Brother Slater passed away on June 14, 2016. R.W.B. Bill D. Spiva – was a member of Neosho Lodge No. 247. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 1994-1996 and 1999-2001. Right Worshipful Brother Spiva passed away on June 17, 2016. R.W.B. Billy J. Beatty – was a member of Joplin Lodge No. 335. He served as Grand Orator from 2002-2003 and Grand Tiler from 2009-2010. Right Worshipful Brother Beatty passed away on July 2, 2016. R.W.B. Billy J. Waugh – was a member of Elvins-Ionic Lodge No. 154. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 2002-2003. Right Worshipful Brother Waugh passed away on July 12, 2016. R.W.B. Thomas H.M. Murry – was a member of Herculaneum Lodge No. 338. He served as Grand Pursuivant from 2004-2005. Right Worshipful Brother Murry passed away on August 8, 2016. R.W.B. Teddie E. Harrison – was a member of Country Club Lodge No. 656. He served as Grand Tiler from 2005-2006 and District Deputy Grand Master from 2000-2001. Right Worshipful Brother Harrison passed away on August 18, 2016. In addition to these Right Worshipful Brothers and the many Brethren of our Lodges who have died this year, we also bid farewell to two Past Grand Masters.


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Most Worshipful Brother Freddie D. Adams, who served as Grand Master during 2000-2001, passed from this life April 11, 2016. He joined St. Joseph Chapter Order of DeMolay in 1950 and became a senior DeMolay in 1956. Most Worshipful Brother Adams was Initiated, Passed, and Raised in Trilumina Lodge No. 205 and served as Worshipful Master in 1987. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 24th Masonic District (now the 14th District) for three years and was then appointed Senior Grand Marshal of the advancing line by Most Worshipful Brother Dale Motter in 1993. Most Worshipful Brother Adams was also a member of many other Masonic Bodies including the York Rite, Scottish Rite, Shrine, Royal Order of Scotland, Red Cross of Constantine, and Allied Masonic Degrees. Most Worshipful Brother The Honorable Judge J. Morgan Donelson, who served as Grand Master during 1969-1970, passed from this life September 24, 2016. Most Worshipful Brother Donelson was Initiated, Passed and Raised in Mercer Lodge No. 35 and served as Master in 1955-1956. He received the degree of Juris Doctor in 1950 and began the practice of law which included six years as Prosecuting Attorney in Mercer County. Most Worshipful Brother Donelson was elected and served as a Representative of the 69th General Assembly and then was elected in 1958 to serve as Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit where he served for many years. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 4th Masonic District in 19581960. In September of 1960 he was appointed to the advancing line. In addition to his responsibilities to the Grand Lodge, Most Worshipful Brother Donelson was elected as Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri in 1965. He was also a member of many other Masonic Bodies, including the York Rite and the Shrine. M.W.B. Doctor Revele then asked the Grand Master to call up the Craft for prayer. Let us pray: Almighty God, the Great Architect of the Universe: we give thanks to you for all of our brethren who have finished this life and who professed to put their trust in you. Even though we will see them on earth no more, we live in the hope of life eternal and believe that they now rest from their labors. Give us the grace to follow in their steps that when the day comes for us to lay aside our working tools we also will be received into your everlasting arms. All of this we offer and ask in your holy name. Amen. Fraternally Submitted Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., PGM Elmer E. Revelle, PGM, Chairman M.W.B. Dr. Revelle moved that the Report be received and accepted as presented and printed in the Proceedings. The Motion seconded and unanimously approved.


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In Memoriam Most Worshipful Brother the Honorable Judge J. Morgan Donelson

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In Memoriam Most Worshipful Brother Freddie D. Adams

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ELECTION OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS Grand Master Stewart next called for the election of the Grand Lodge officers for the ensuing year. He appointed Right Worshipful Brother Mitchel C. Weinsting, Grand Pursuivant, as Chairman for the Election and the District Deputy Grand Masters from the even numbered districts as Election Tellers. Grand Master Stewart then explained the ballot and voting procedure. The ballots, distributed at registration and used last year, provide for two options. If in favor of advancing the line and retaining the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasuer, the top box should be checked. The second option provides for writing in the names of the brothers who you wish to hold the elected offices. The two options are exclusive; one or the other must be chosen. Checking the top box then writing in a name will spoil the ballot. Grand Master Stewart then asked if there were any questions, and none appearing, he declared that voting commence under the direction of R.W. Brother Weinsting.


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GRAND LECTURER’S AWARDS While the votes were being counted Grand Master Stewart called upon Right Worshipful Brother G. David Wheelock, Grand Lecturer, for a special presentation. R.W. Brother Wheelock reported that the Round Robin Competition had not been held in recent years, although he hoped it might be reestablished in the future, but in the meantime he and the Regional Grand Lecturers saw a need to recognize those brothers who have gone beyond the call of duty to assist the lodges in their respective areas with the presentation of the Ritual and the conferral of degrees whenever needed. The following brothers were recongized and presented with a certificate of appreciation to the applause of the Craft. Region A Region B Region C Region D Region E Region F Region G

Worshipful Brother Sammy Reed Moberly Lodge No. 344 Right Worshipful Brother Larry Lambing Charity Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 Brother Rex L. Stark, Sr. McDonald Lodge No. 324 Right Worshipful Brother Michael W. Brandenburg Montgomery Lodge No. 246 Worshipful Brother John Harder Kirkwood Lodge No. 484 Right Worshipful Brother Robert E. Hammond Republic Lodge No. 570 Worshipful Brother Jerry T. Gowen Zalma Lodge 545

R.W. Brother Wheelock thanked the brothers for their dedicated service then explained the changes to the new Ritual Subdivision Cards. There were five available now there are ten. There is a new card for proficiency in: all three degree Charges; the first sections of the first, second and third degrees; and the second section of the third degree. R.W. Brother Wheelock then recognized the brethren who have obtained all ten cards: Right Worshipful Brother Bob R. O’Dell Right Worshipful Brother William R. Siegfried Right Worshipful Brother Roy L. Scarborough Right Worshipful Brother John A. Pace Right Worshipful Brother Robert C. Floyd Right Worshipful Brother R. Miguel White Right Worshipful Brother Robert E. Hammond Right Worshipful Brother Dennis W. Spears Right Worshipful Brother Stan Massey

Friendship Lodge No. 89 Lexington Lodge No. 149 St. Clair Lodge No. 273 Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Whitewater Lodge No. 417 Kirkwood Lodge No. 484 Republic Lodge No. 570 Alpha Lodge No. 659 Mount Hope Lodge No. 476


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ORATION OF GRAND ORATOR RIGHT WORSHIPFUL BROTHER DAVID B. BROWN Address to the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri 195th Annual Communication RWB David B. Brown Grand Orator Most Worshipful Grand Master, Past Grand Masters, Right Worshipful Brothers, Distinguished Guests, Masters, Wardens and Brethren All. I am indeed grateful and honored to address this esteemed assembly. Brethren, is Freemasonry relevant in our world today? With all of the technological and social changes developing in our modern society, what does Masonry offer, if anything, to the generation of today? And, if you believe it is relevant, why is it not thriving? These are some of the hard questions we face today, and if there were easy answers, it would not be the central issues of so many of our conversations as Masons. Brethren, I have discovered Masonic relevance in places I never expected to find it. Let me set the context for how this discovery took place. My parents had already discovered the Masonic Family before I was born. My earliest memories of my father are of him dressed in a suit, carrying his hat and apron case, and heading out the door two or more evenings a week. I later came to understand that he was fulfilling his obligation as District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 59th Masonic District. I fondly remember the sound of his strong voice bouncing off the kitchen walls as he practiced ceremonies for both the Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star. What I did not realize at the time is that while listening to those lectures, I was being taught how to interpret the world through symbolism. At an early age, the abstract concepts of metaphor and simile came easy to me as it fostered my desire to comprehend my world through the language of symbolism. I joined the Masonic Lodge at the age of 21. The lectures, the required proficiency and the introduction to the ritual through a Lodge that was home to the Grand Lecturer firmly planted the teachings of Freemasonry in my mind. Like so many of you sitting here today, I soon found myself Master of my Lodge and after completing my year in the East, my young family required my full attention while Masonry took a backseat to more pressing life issues. Thirty-six years after I took my obligation, I stand before you to express why I believe Freemasonry is relevant today. First, I am a minister of the gospel in a small church in my home town. I cannot tell you how many times certain lines from the proficiency have resonated in my heart and mind as they reminded me of certain truths. One in particular is this: Q. Where were you first prepared to be a Freemason? A. In my heart. This brief lesson reminds me that I can teach and appeal to logic on the importance of Christianity all day long, but until the heart of the believer is truly ready to receive, that education


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goes nowhere. The same is true of Freemasonry, we must engage our modern generation at the heart. Another lesson comes to mind when I am having issues with people either in my congregation or at work who seem to be constantly at odds with what I am trying to accomplish. Q. Being hoodwinked, how did you know it to be a door? A. By first meeting with resistance and afterward gaining admission. This exchange admonishes me to remember that very often what appears to be an insurmountable endeavor may only require the right number of knocks or a certain series of questions and answers to remove what appears to be a barrier. As Freemasons, we need to guard what is inside our door, but how to bring young men to the door is always open for discussion. The point I make here is this; if I had never committed these lines to memory, they could not continue to guide me through the last 36 years of my life. Let me provide yet another example of how Masonry is relevant. I have spent the last fifteen years studying Mayan archaeology. During that time I have worked closely with a disabled archaeologist who needed an editor. This very detailed education of Mayan architecture and art style as interpreted through the lens of my Masonic Teaching has affirmed my purpose in this life and provides me with confirmation that truly, nothing is accidental. Brethren, artisans and architects in every age are highly detailed professionals and do not do sloppy work. Every line, curve, intersection and placement of artwork or architecture is absolutely intentional. Through the years of my research, it has become apparent that the symbolism embedded in their art and architecture is a language that transcends time and culture. I have come to realize that the Maya seem to have very similar values and teachings as we find in modern Masonry. For example, the right hand symbolizes the work to which they are consciously faithful and the values of the Hebrew alphabet with their esoteric meanings are also reflected in their artwork. We find these same values present in our ritual. Then in the summer of 2015, I stood in the Nunnery Quadrangle at Uxmal and Masonry came alive with all of its symbolism and teaching. Suddenly, memorized passages of Masonic ritual came to life as my mind transcended the physical world where I stood. Everywhere I looked I saw symbolism and metaphor that is taught in the Masonic lectures. It seemed that almost instantly, the lectures and proficiencies that were embedded in my heart suddenly found expression in the architecture that surrounded me. I realized that I was standing in a Lodge Room formed by four structures, each positioned at the four cardinal directions. The structure in the East implied that we enter into the Terrestrial Lodge of this life as superficies, or two-dimensional beings. The faรงade of the structure in the West implied that we hope to exit this life as three-dimensional beings who have established the axis that connects Earth to Heaven and comprehends the whole. And, fitting perfectly in this same Western faรงade is a depiction of what Mayan


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archaeologists call the Celestial Canoe—it is a parallel to our Masonic lecture on the ark that safely wafts us over the tempestuous seas of life and into the harbor of eternal rest. I looked to the North and found Jacob’s ladder extending from Earth to Heaven with the three principle rungs of Faith, Hope and Charity situated at the base of that stairway. Then to the South I saw the birthing portal that opened into a large meadow beyond which was a tiered construction representing “the glories of a better land.” The South illustrated the call from labor in this physical world to the refreshment of being nourished with spiritual light and understanding. And the Masonic parallels go on and on. During this visit to the Yucatan, the wisdom of the Second Section of the Second Degree was in full splendor before my eyes. The reception under the Letter G became a literal reality as my heart beheld the beauty of what used to be, while my eyes beheld how the lapse of time, the ruthless hand of ignorance and the devastations of war had laid waste these structures of human genius. In this moment, I was overcome with a deep sorrow at what had happened to this enlightened people, and yet I was filled with unspeakable joy that I could comprehend their hidden message through the language of architecture. And, it was my memorized Masonic teaching that unlocked it all. Had I never planted in my heart and mind these beautiful lectures, obligations, ceremonies and proficiencies—I dare say these Mayan monuments of antiquity would still be a mystery. That day was a surreal experience that transcended time and space, in those few moments, the teachings of Speculative Masonry put me in the presence of the ancient Operative Masonic brethren who built these sacred edifices and time was irrelevant as I was unified with the heart and mind of these ancient Craftsmen. Brethren, as a result of this experience, I now have a passion—a fire in my belly—to let members of our Fraternity know how essential Freemasonry is to our human destiny. It was our modern lectures and Masonic Teachings that unlocked my understanding of the ancient Mayan culture in the Americas. In essence, just as our slain Grand Master Hiram was raised from a hidden grave by Masonic grips, the works of our ancient Masonic Brethren were raised from obscurity through the means of Masonic Teachings that had been passed mouth-to-ear from generation to generation. These structures of the Yucatan were built around 600 AD. There had to be a transference of knowledge from ancient to modern times. Masonic lectures come to life as we contemplate how through the ages, the Attentive Ear received the sound from the Instructive Tongue and the Mysteries of Freemasonry were safely lodged in the repository of Faithful Breasts. And so, from then until now, the mysteries of Freemasonry have been translated unimpaired from generation to generation. I believe my experience is relevant to all Freemasons of our present age. It is a story of finding the treasures of the past that make the lessons of the Speculative Craft come to life. It is a realization that Our Ancient American Brethren were truly the Operative Craft that worked in Stone, and when we see their ancient architecture and art it raises our hope that our Speculative Craft who work in character building


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are just as relevant to our present age. Brethren, I firmly believe that Divine Providence has destined to preserve and protect this sacred knowledge embedded in our Masonic Order, because there will come a time when all World History will be known and the body of knowledge we call American Freemasonry will be one of the sacred keys that unlocks and ushers in this period of spiritual enlightenment. Therefore, Brethren, to continue to be relevant today, we must heed the charges concerning the Ancient Landmarks; hold fast to the ritual as you have received it. To be true to its purity is to honor the wealth of instruction it provides, and disseminating it in the same manner in which it was received is imperative to its perpetuation for future generations. There is a calling for Modern Freemasonry to protect the Divine Light within our walls that the minions of darkness are always attempting to extinguish. We must jealously guard this Light, for we cannot let it fade. As we have received, so should we impart; as our previous generation protected and provided for those who knock, so should we protect and provide for generations to come. We…you and I…we are the present connection between the past and the future. We, as Freemasons, as inheritors of Divine Light, as Priests of the Orders of Architecture, are called to lay the foundations for a better tomorrow. The traditional structures of our culture are falling and our modern society is prime for a renaissance of social values founded on eternal truths. This makes Freemasonry more relevant today than it has ever been in this lifetime. How relevant it is tomorrow will only be measured by how unimpaired we convey the most excellent Tenets of our Institution. The Operative Masons of Ancient America embedded their values in the structures of the past and symbolically illustrated sacred truths that are eternal. The successful endeavors of our Ancient Operative Masons challenge us to do as they have done. It is time for Missouri Masons to make our mark within the legacy of Freemasonry as we assist in the fulfillment of America’s destiny. Let us work to lay the foundations of a peaceful society by quarrying new generations agreeably to the designs placed upon the Sacred Trestleboard of our Holy Law, by establishing the connection from Earth to Heaven as we raise good young men who accept the challenge to better themselves, and by pointing all of humanity to the Celestial Lodge above ruled by the Supreme Architect of the Universe who is the source of all Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Let this be our contribution, our legacy and our testament to being relevant. At the conclusion of the Oration Grand Master Stewart thanked R.W. Brother Brown, who received a hearty round of applause. Grand Master Stewart then called upon Most Worshipful Brother David W. Haywood for a special presentation.


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MENTORING PRESENTATION BY MOST WORSHIPFUL BROTHER DAVID W. HAYWOOD Most Worshipful Brother David W. Haywood spoke about the Mentoring Program, first suggested by M.W.B. Bruce Austin during his year, and then presented a special, hard bound copy of the first edition of the Missouri Mentoring Manual to Right Worshipful Brother David B. Brown who served as Chairman of the Committee on Education during the preparation and printing of the Mentoring Manual.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE RESULTS OF ELECTION OF OFFICERS Grand Master Stewart called upon R.W.B. Mitchel Weinsting to announce the results of the election of officers for the ensuing year. Out of a total of 586 votes cast, there were 561 votes in favor of advancing the Grand Line and retaining the Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary, 21 were scattered, and 4 were spoiled. The Grand Master thanked and dismissed the Tellers and proceeded with the announcement of the election of the Grand Lodge officers for 2016-2017 as follows: For the Office of Grand Master: Richard L. Smith R.W.B. Smith accepted his election and thanked the Brethren. For the Office of Deputy Grand Master: R.W.B. Jones accepted his election and thanked the Brethren.

Ronald D. Jones

For the Office of Senior Grand Warden: Robert T. (Tim) Thomas R.W.B. Thomas accepted his election and thanked the Brethren. For the Office of Junior Grand Warden: Stanton T. Brown, II R.W.B. Brown accepted his election and thanked the Brethren. For the Office of Grand Treasurer: R.W.B. Neese accepted his election and thanked the Brethren.

H. Keith Neese

For the Office of Grand Secretary: Jeffrey S. Pennington R.W.B. Pennington accepted his election and thanked the Brethren; he also briefly commented on his first few months as Grand Secretary and pledged his full attention and efforts in running the Grand Lodge Office.


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PRESENTATION OF PROPOSALS FOR ACTION ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE 195TH ANNUAL COMMUNICATION Grand Master Stewart then called upon R.W. Brother Jonce Chidister to report if any proposals to amend the By-Laws or Resolutions had been submitted that required action on the second day of the Annual Communication. He reported that thus far nothing had been received for first reading today and action tomorrow and that everything that had been received is for action in 2017.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF TIME AND PLACE OF THE NINETY-SIXTH ANNUAL COMMUNICATION AND APPOINTEE TO THE ADVANCING LINE Grand Master Stewart called upon Grand Master-elect Smith for his announcements. R.W.B. Smith announced the time and place for the One Hundred Ninety-Sixth Annual Communication to be on September 25 and 26, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri. R.W.B. Smith then announced Right Worshipful Brother Charles F. Weigert as his appointment to the Advancing Line as Senior Grand Marshal.

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING LEGISLATION FOR ACTION IN 2017 Right Worshipful Brother Jonce Chidister, Chairman of the Committee on Jurisprudence announced that all legislation proposed for action at next year’s Annual Communication needed to be submitted, in writing, to the Grand Secretary before the close of the session tomorrow. Thus far twelve proposals have been submitted.

CALLED FROM LABOR With the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers and in accordance with Missouri Ritual, at 3:30 p.m. Grand Master Stewart called the Grand Lodge from Labor until 8:30 a.m. tomorrow morning, Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

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MONDAY AFTERNOON—POST SESSION 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 36 Brethren. There are currently 834 Brethren who hold the Order of the Past Master. Those joining the Order in 2016 are as follows: Michael Erbie Steven Isaac Kevin Donald Thomas Ricky Robert Jay William Jeffrey James James Divern Barry Charles James Dr. Paul David Gregory Mark Darryl Darren Glenn Hank Kurt Brownlee Daniel Jeffrey Mark Curtis John Franklin Jason Chris

Estright Wisdom Eberharter Bartlett Ritter Greenlee, II Swearngin Adams Huels, Jr. Underdown Frogge II Stacey Snodgrass Madden Mease, Jr. Jenkins Harrison Gyngard Daniels Collignon Yoder Dobson Spurlock Beck Parker Bedsaul Osmmundson Williams Symes Quibell Zimmer Rickman Singer Merica, Jr. Street Tilley

Waynesville Lodge # 375 Hopewell Lodge #239 Waynesville Lodge # 375 Barnesville Lodge #353 Gate of the Temple Lodge #422 Fellowship Lodge #345 Temperance Lodge #438 Wayne Lodge #526 Branson Lodge #587 Napoleon, OH Lodge#256 Galena Lodge #515 Jefferson Lodge #43 Jasper Lodge #398 Mt. Washington Lodge #614 Temperance Lodge #438 Galena Lodge #515 Troy Lodge #34 Joachim Lodge #164 Osage Lodge #303 Sparta Lodge #296 Tablerock Lodge #680 Independence Lodge #76 Excelsior Lodge #441 St. Charles Lodge #241 Wentzville Lodge #46 Raytown Lodge #391 Ivanhoe Lodge #446 Marceline Lodge #481 Temple Gate Lodge #299 Blue Springs Lodge #337 Liberty Lodge #31 Acacia Lodge #602 Algabil-Freedom Lodge #636 Nellis Lodge #46 Wayne Lodge #526 Wentzville Lodge #46


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ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 2016 OF THE MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH

Missouri Lodge of Research (Lodge) Officers Meeting September 25, 2016 Gail S. Turner C. Scott Houge John W. Hess William E. Zimmerman Randy C. Davis Ronald D. Jones C. Brent Stewart Ty G. Treutelaar Douglas H. Reece Dale R. Roller James R. Fiete

Master Sr. Warden Secretary-Treasurer Secretary-Treasurer Sr. Deacon Jr. Deacon Sr. Steward Jr. Steward Tiler Marshal Chaplin

Present Present Present Present Present Present Absent Present Present Present Present

Master Turner called the meeting to order at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, Missouri at 4:15 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance and an opening prayer. The minutes of the last regular board meeting dated September 03, 2016 were read and approved. The Treasurer’s report of a Balance Sheet as of August 31, 2016 and the Income Statement from November 01, 2015 through August 31, 2016 was approved as submitted. (Copy attached). A budget for 2016-2017 was reviewed and approved for recommendation at the annual membership meeting. It was agreed that dues notices should be mailed as near November 1st as possible. Invoice for the two books published and delivered in time for the Grand Lodge annual communication have yet to be invoiced, but the preliminary cost estimate of $8,355 is subject to overruns that are also delivered. The 75th Anniversary History of the MLR was priced at $2,356 for 750 copies @ $3.14 and the Billon Memoranda was $5,326 for 1000 copies at $5.33. Proof and shipping adds an additional $673 or $.38 per copy. The 75th Anniversary book is intended for those having paid 2016 dues. The Billon book is for those paying 2017 dues. The Officers agreed to recommend to the membership at the annual meeting that these books be paid from the 2015-2016 operating year, exceeding budget projections and paid from reserves as prior years when no books were provided were well below budget. The Librarian Report indicates 10,023 books, 290 objects, 382 photos, and 143 archives have been catalogued for a total of $10,838 items. John Hess reported the donor board for the Denslow Society has been installed in the library and that a new retractable MLR sign display has been delivered. Tom Truman and Jack Clouse were commended for volunteering at the Library during the open house. Gail Turner reported that he had brought the screen, DVD player, projector, and


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sound bar for the movie to be played at Grand Lodge. Scott Houge and other MLR Officers would be on hand to show the movie. By-law provisions for the election of officers at the annual meeting were reviewed. No further business appearing, the meeting was duly closed.

Missouri Lodge Of Research Foundation Board of Directors Meeting September 25, 2016 Gail S. Turner C. Scott Houge William E. Zimmerman John W. Hess Randy C. Davis.

President Director Director Secretary-Treasaurer Director

Present Present Present Present Present

President Turner called the meeting to order at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, Missouri at 4:45pm. Minutes of the September 03, 2016 were approved as presented. The Treasurer’s report of of a Balance Sheet as of August 31, 2016 and the Income Statement from November 01, 2015 through August 31, 2016 was presented and approved. (Copy attached). It was duly noted that administrative fees are yet to be paid to the Grand Lodge for the current physical year. A budget for 2016-2017 was reviewed and approved. It was duly noted that the cost of liability insurance was an estimate, at best, and that quotes would be forthcoming so a firm figure would be available before November 1st. Audit expense projections have been lowered since an external independent audit is not seen to be a priority until the need is perceived. John Hess asked if the value of the Denslow Donor Board ($620+-) and the retractable MLR sign ($200+-) provided by Russ Pence could be considered as satisfaction of Russ’s outstanding pledge for the Denslow Society ($800). It was agreed that Russ should submit invoices for his work and then he can pay for the remaining pledge as he so desires. There have now been 10,023 books, 290 objects, 382 photos, and 143 archive items catalogued for the Library. Gail Turner reported that a Hoover vacuum sweeper, a 50 foot extension cord, and a square device for making remote charges were acquired earlier today at Target on the Foundation’s credit card. Dale Roller helped with the cleaning of the Library following the church service this morning. . Jack Clouse and Tom Truman were thanked for their volunteer work at the Masonic Home open house hosted at the Masonic Complex earlier today. John Hess asked for volunteers to serve as docents for the library so it could be open more hours on a weekly basis. No further business appearing, the meeting was closed with prayer from MLR Chaplin, Jim Fiete.


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Missouri Lodge of Research (Lodge) Annual Meeting September 26, 2016 Gail S. Turner C. Scott Houge John W. Hess William E. Zimmerman Randy C. Davis Ronald D. Jones C. Brent Stewart Ty G. Treutelaar Douglas H. Reece Dale R. Roller James R. Fiete

Master Sr. Warden Secretary-Treasurer Secretary-Treasurer Sr. Deacon Jr. Deacon Sr. Steward Jr. Steward Tiler Marshal Chaplin

Present Present Present Present Present Present Absent Present Present Present Present

Master Turner called the meeting to order at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, Missouri at 4:15 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance and an opening prayer. The annual minutes of September 28th 2015 were read and approved. It was duly noted no business was conducted at the semi-annual meeting of May 21, 2016 as it consisted of the 75th Anniversary Celebration at the Truman Library in Independence, Mo. The Treasurer reviewed the Balance Sheet for August 31, 2016 and the Income Statement for November 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016. Upon motion duly made and seconded, the reports were approved. (Copy attached). Gail Turner reported that three books had been published by the MLR in 2016: “Freemasons at Oak Island” authorized by Steven L. Harrison intended for those having paid dues in 2015; “History of the Missouri Lodge of Research 75th Anniversary Edition” compiled by John W. Hess intended for those having paid dues in 2016; and “Frederic L. Billon’s Masonic Memoranda” intended for those paying dues for 2017. The 75th MLR Anniversary and Billon books have been delivered in time for distribution at this Grand Lodge annual session with an anticipated cost of $8,355 subject to overruns that may also be included. Upon motion duly made, seconded, and carried it was approved that these books be paid outside of budget from cash reserves as prior years when no books were provided were well below budget. A budget projection for 2016-2017 was presented and reviewed. Upon motion duly made and seconded the budget projections were approved. (Copy attached). The Librarian Report indicates 10,023 books, 290 objects, 382 photos, and 143 archives have been catalogued for a total of $10,838 items. John Hess reported the donor board for the Denslow Society has been installed in the library. Tom Truman and Jack Clouse were commended for volunteering at the Library during the Masonic Home Open House. Volunteers to serve as docents for the library were solicited so the library could be open more hours on a weekly basis. John Hess announced a “Day at the Library” is planned for the afternoon of October


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22, 2016 at the Masonic Complex in Columbia from 1pm to 4pm and will feature a Jean Sibelius Recital and presentations on Special Collections and how to use and support the library. Refreshments will be provided by supporters of the Library. Presentations were made to the newest endowed members of the Denslow Society: Thomas Spencer and James R. Fiete. Master Turner thanked his officers and committees of the MLR for the work they have done in 2015-2016 and requested Dr. Ty Treutelaar to introduce the program he has planned for the Breakfast Lecture Tuesday morning titled “Unsealing the Great Seal of the State of Missouri�. The following Officers were elected for 2016-2017: C. Scott Houge Master John W. Hess Sr. Warden Randy C. Davis Jr. Warden William E. Zimmerman Secretary-Treasurer The Secretary- Treasurer elect. William E. Zimmerman, asked to stand down from his election due to other duties and responsibilities as a Grand Lodge Officer, and thanked the membership for the opportunity to have served as Secretary-Treasurer of the MLR. Upon motion duly made and seconded, Gail S. Turner was elected SecretaryTreasurer for the MLR. Master elect C. Scott Houge announced his appointment to the MLR Advancing Line to be Thomas L. Truman and appointed the following Officers: Ronald D. Jones Sr. Deacon C. Brent Stewart Jr. Deacon Douglas H. Reece Sr. Steward Dr. Ty G. Treutelaar Jr. Steward Dale R. Roller Marshal Thomas L. Truman Tiler James R. Fiete Chaplin All the above Officers were then installed by out going Secretary-Treasurer, William E. Zimmerman, A Resolution was adopted authorizing the Worshipful Master, Secretary-Treasurer, and Grand Secretary to handle banking/investment accounts of the Lodge. No further business appearing, the meeting was adjourned.


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Missouri Lodge Of Research Foundation Annual Meeting September 26, 2016 C. Scott Houge John W. Hess Randy C. Davis Gail S. Turner Ronald D. Jones

President Director Director Secretary-Director Director

Present Present Present Present Present

President Houge called the meeting to order at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, Missouri at 4:45pm and announced that by virtue of offices held in the subordinate Lodge the following would be directors of the Foundaton for the ensuing year: Scott Houge John W. Hess Randy C. Davis Ronald D. Jones Under the Foundation By-Laws the Worshipful Master of the Subordinate Lodge C. Scott Houge and the Secretary-Treasurer Gail S. Turner automatically assume the office of President and Secretary. The directors then elected the following officers: Sr. Vice President John W. Hess Vice President Randy C. Davis Secretary-Treasurer Gail S. Turner A Corporate Resolution was adopted to give authority to the President, SecretaryTreasurer and the Grand Secretary to handle banking/investment accounts on behalf of the Foundation. No further business appearing, the meeting was adjourned.


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REPORT OF THE MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren: The highlights for the Missouri Lodge of Research for the 2015-2016 year have been the celebration of our 75th year at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence on May 21, 2016, the delivery of a book to our membership in June titled “Freemasonry at Oak Island”, the installation of 5 new display exhibit cabinets for our Library which are lockable for the rare collection items, and the development of two new books for our members that should be available at the annual Grand Lodge Communication. The officers of both the MLR Lodge and Foundation have been faithful in their attendance to the nine meetings held during the past year, four of which have been by teleconference. While the majority of our time has focused on the items listed as highlights for the year, we continue to work toward many of the daily operations issues facing the Lodge. The largest challenge we are addressing is how to maintain our membership data base so we can be up-to-date with our communications and better meet the expectations of our members. The primary source of revenue for the lodge is membership dues. Our budget for 2016 projected dues of $25 from 744 members. To-date, we have received dues from just over 500 active members. Hopefully, we can soon regain the confidence and support of those who have not paid their dues, as each member is important to our mission: -To promote, encourage, conduct, and foster Masonic research and study, and to spread Masonic light and knowledge.

Audit The officers of the MLR again voted to engage an independent third party audit for both the Lodge and the Foundation, which confirmed that our financial statements fairly state changes in net assets and cash flows for the year ended October 31, 2015. Our investments have been segregated to track separately life memberships, library endowment, and library development funds from unrestricted.

Upcoming Events We continue to strive to enhance incentives for membership with the Missouri Lodge of Research and have plans in place to host a “Day at the Library” tentatively scheduled for October 22, 2016 which will focus on the special collections and how to use the library. The Board has voted to again make available a free movie and refreshments on Sunday evening prior to Grand Lodge and to approve RWB Dr. Ty Treutelaar to be our featured speaker at the Tuesday morning breakfast, where he will feature our Masonic connections to the Great Seal of the State of Missouri.


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Books We are excited to make available to members paying dues for 2017 at the next annual Grand Lodge Communication a special hard bound book regarding the Frederic L. Billion Memoirs which depict the introduction of Freemasonry to the shores of the Mississippi in and around St. Louis and the early years of the Grand Lodge in Missouri. This is a remarkable personal accounting of possibly the earliest recordings of Masonic history in the state of Missouri and should be a work to treasure. A bonus book covering the 75 years of history of the Missouri Lodge of Research will be available in the near future. We owe a grateful acknowledgement to Past MLR President and Fellow, RWB Steve Harrison, for his leadership, energy, and creativity with both of these publications.

Library The Missouri Masonic Research Library located at the Grand Lodge Complex now exceeds 10,000 volumes. The license with our software provider has been upgraded to handle 20,000 items, as our collections include books, artifacts, pictures, and Objects. Collections from individuals continue to be a source for growth of our Library. The Grand York Rite has voted to send its archives to the MLR for inclusion with our collections. We continue to work on use of a multiple user feature of the software license to facilitate on-going input from volunteers. We also are still developing a Document Removal Policy and guidelines for administering Loan and Gift acknowledgements. The new display cases were purchased from funds designated for library development. We owe a special acknowledgement to Palmyria Chapter #23 RAM for donating $2,259.26 for one of the displays. These items are an ideal way to promote and secure our special collections.

Truman Lecture Series Our 75th Anniversary Celebration was a special occasion for the Missouri Lodge of Research, and with the advance planning of event chair, RWB Ty Treutelaar, and Lecture chair, RWB Aaron Shoemaker, a successful day was enjoyed at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence, where 192 people were provided day passes to the library and museum and a Lecture from MWB Truman’s grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel. The Truman Library and Museum seemed to be the ideal location for this 75th Anniversary Event as it was MWB Harry S. Truman who signed the dispensation for the establishment of the MLR when he was Grand Master of Missouri Masons in 1940-1941. The staff of the Truman Library and Museum were both helpful and gracious hosts and impressed many of us with the fine facility they administer. We were honored with remarks from our Grand Master, MWB C. Brent Stewart, Honorable Roger B. Wilson, Past Governor of Missouri, and Illustrious Brother Robert W. Cockerham, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, Orient of Missouri. it


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was also a day for another first, the 33rd degree rings worn by MWB Truman and Illustrious Brother Frank S. Land were on display together following the lecture where a meet and greet provided the opportunity to visit with our guest speakers while enjoying refreshments provided by the MLR. Bro. Daniel was very accommodating to us in agreeing to a 2nd Lecture for the MLR, having previously spoke on our behalf at the 2012 Grand Lodge Communication. Our thanks and appreciation to all who participated and attended. It was a wonderful celebration.

Officers Missouri Lodge of Research Lodge Officers for the 2015-1016 were as follows: Master, Gail S. Turner; Senior Warden, C. Scott Houge; Junior Warden, John W. Hess; Secretary-Treasurer, William E. Zimmerman; Senior Deacon, Randy C. Davis; Junior Deacon, Ronald D. Jones; Senior Steward, C. Brent Stewart; Junior Steward, Douglas H. Reece; Marshall, Ty G. Treutelaar; Tiler, Dale R. Roller; Chaplin, James R. Fiete. Missouri Lodge of Research Foundation Officers for 2015-2016 were as follows: President, Gail S. Turner; Sr. Vice President, C. Scott Houge; Vice President, John W. Hess; Secretary-Treasurer, William E. Zimmerman; Director, Randy C. Davis; Assistant Treasurer, Keith Neece

Committees Trustees: Stanton T. Brown, II; Glenn E. Means; Elmer E. Revelle; Craig Skinner, William E. Zimmerman Publications: Aaron M. Shoemaker, Chairman; David B. Brown; Randy C. Davis; Steven L. Harrison By-laws Revision: Barry V. Cundiff, Chairman; William G. Snyder; William E. Zimmerman Truman Lecture Series: Aaron M. Shoemaker, Chairman; Ty G. Treutelaar


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In Conclusion: It has been an honor to have further served our fraternity with a role with the Missouri Lodge of Research. I thank you this opportunity to have learned from my predecessors and to have served with those who follow. With the leadership, vision, and support of those who have a passion for our history, the Missouri Lodge of Research can clearly be a source of light and knowledge. Fraternally and respectfully submitted, Gail S. Turner, Master, Missouri Lodge of Research President, Missouri Lodge of Research Foundation


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MONDAY NIGHT BANQUET Grand Master Stewart welcomed all those attending the Grand Lodge Banquet and introduced the Grand Lodge Officers and their Ladies as they processed to the front of the banquet hall. Right Worshipful Brother Reverend Roy L. Gilkey, Grand Chaplain, gave the prayer. Entertainment was provided by the Show Me Brass Band. Most Worshipful Brother Carey B. Carter, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Indiana, brought greetings from the Indiana Brethren.

TRUMAN MEDAL After making introductory remarks, Grand Master Stewart began the evening presentations by inviting Mrs. Joyce Stewart, wife of this year’s Truman Medal recipient, Right Worshipful Brother Robert H. Stewart, to speak. R.W. Brother Stewart was awarded his Truman Medal on October 29, 2015 in Cuba Lodge No. 312. The article describing the unique event was published in The Freemason and is republished here.


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RWB Robert H. Stewart Named As The Truman Medal Recipient by RWB Dr. Ty G. Treutelaar, Senior Grand Steward As Freemasons we are instructed as to how we are to meet, act, and part in our relationships with each other. Beyond our control in those relationships are the vicissitudes of life and the governance of the iron tongue of time. It is seldom that we have the opportunity to anticipate and move ahead of the iron tongue of time, but that was what MWB Brent Stewart, Grand Master, was able to achieve in presenting the Truman Medal to RWB Robert H. (“Bob”) Stewart, before a capacity crowd on October 29, 2015 at Cuba Lodge #312. Included in that crowd were several Grand Lodge Officers, special guest MWB Rocky Weaver, brethren from all over the state, and RWB Bob’s family, inluding his two sons and grandson, who also are Masons. RWB Bob had spent most of that day in an emergency room, but Joyce, his wife of 59 years was able to get him to the Lodge for that evening. RWB Stewart was anxious to attend that night because he knew that the Grand Master was going to be in attendance and that the Lodge was having “some sort of program in my honor”. He did not know that he was to be this year’s recipient of the Truman Medal. Prior to starting the ceremony, RWB Bob was seated at the base of the first step in the East, just slightly North of the center line. Seated at the base of the first step in the West were RWB Richard L. Smith, Deputy Grand Master and the 2005 Truman Medal Recipient; and RWB Nicholas R. Cichielo, Grand Treasurer and the 2008 Truman Medal Recipient. Without revealing the true purpose of the evening, Grand Master Stewart began his remarks by relating the full and extensive personal, civic, and Masonic history of RWB Bob Stewart. It would be difficult to overstate RWB Bob’s activities in the Cuba area where he was born in 1931. He has remained in the Cuba area his entire life, except from 1950-1954 when served his country in the United States Air Force and returned with three battle stars. He served as Mayor and as an Alderman. He signed a note to purchase the first ambulance and worked on the zoning board. Active in the United Methodist church, he was a Trustee, Sunday school teacher, and a choir member. Activities in the Boy Scouts and in officiating high school sports were also highlighted, along with a long list of other activities. RWB Bob Stewart became a member of the Craft in 1961. In 1965 that he served as Master of Cuba Lodge #312 and in that same year he earned all of the Grand Lodge ritual certificates. Since that time he has proudly maintained all his Subdivision Ritual Cards for 45 years, served a total of 11 years as a District Deputy Grand Lecturer, started the Ritual Club in District 39, received the Scottish Rite and York Rite degrees, and joined the Abou Ben Adhem Temple. All of this was done while holding a position in the Post Office for over 30 years and attending to the needs of his growing family.


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In all of this, RWB Bob has been well supported by his wife Joyce, who Robert married in 1956. Joyce was suited for this life with Freemasonry because her family was active in Masonry. She later said that supporting Bob in Freemasonry was never an issue because he was “setting a good example for the boys. He did everything to the best of his abilities.” Joyce also spoke of a cousin whom Bob was coaching at their home, “He was always stuck on one word and he just couldn’t get past it. One day he got the word right, but it took a few moments to realize that our 3 year old had walked by and told him the correct word”. (That was the oldest son, Robert.) At the conclusion of the Grand Master’s recitation of Bob’s rich history, RWB Smith and RWB Cichielo arose in unison in the West and advanced on the line of travel to the East where they turned together and faced the West. RWB Cichielo read the proclamation of the award with the words “Truman Medal” ringing at the end at which time RWB Smith opened the presentation box, and turned toward RWB Bob. The Grand Master then descended his station, and joined by RWBs Smith and Cichielo, placed the medal upon the chest of a visibly stunned RWB Bob Stewart. The room erupted in a standing and sustained applause. RWB Robert H. Stewart is the 33rd recipient of the Truman Medal, which was created in 1983 by a resolution of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. The medal is to be awarded to individual Freemasons for their distinguished service to Freemasonry, and while nominations are put forth by the Craft for consideration, the ultimate decision rests with the Grand Master. During the presentation the Grand Master remarked that “Bob’s name had been submitted several years ago so I was afraid that someone would beat me to the punch and I wouldn’t have the opportunity to make the award myself.” He went on to explain the first time the two “Brothers Stewart” met. In 2008 as the newly appointed Senior Grand Marshal he accompanied then-Grand Master MWB Rocky Weaver to Lane’s Prarie Lodge 531 in Vichy for an officer installation where RWB Bob Stewart, as usual, was in attendance. MWB Weaver later remarked “they really hit it off that night, and that was pretty evident.” Following the formal presentation of the medal, RWB J.J. Tune, DDGL for District 32, offered a poem and allocution in honor of RWB Stewart, for which he recieved a standing ovation. Many have assumed that the “two Stewarts” are father and son because of their identical last names and the camaraderie that they have enjoyed since their first meeting. In his remarks to the crowd RWB Bob laughed as he happily related how this “local legend” got started when several years ago MWB Stewart was asked to install the officers of St. James Lodge. “Brent asked St. James to find a Chaplain and a Marshal, and he was told to go call your dad, he lives right over in Cuba. He’s called me dad since then.” In concluding the ceremony, Grand Master Stewart asked MWB Weaver how Freemasons are to meet. He then asked RWB Bob how Freemasons are to act. He then paused for a moment to smile at his “dad”, and then declared how we are to part, finally asking the blessing of heaven to rest upon RWB Bob, his family, and all those present, and upon all regular Freemasons.


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RWB Bob later stated that “I was overwhelmed, just overwhelmed with emotion and everything else, I never expected this”. Joyce said that “there is no way to measure what this medal means to him but that since returning home there have been so many visitors to offer congratulations that I would like to get mileage for all the running back and forth with the medal”. Right Worshipful Brother Robert H. Stewart, tireless servant of the Craft and the 33rd recipient of the Truman Medal, peacefully laid down his working tools on the evening of November 27, 2015.


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TRUMAN MEDAL RECIPIENTS 1983 John Black Vrooman, Equality (497) * 1984 Alfred Whitfield “White” Griffith, Fulton (48) * 1985 Charles Goodman, Polar Star (79) * 1986 Albett J. Elfrank, Advance (590) * 1987 Walter H. Baird, Acacia (602) * 1988 Eugene E. “Pat” McFarland, Hermon (187) * 1989 John E. Wetzel, Perseverance (92) * 1990 Martin B. Toybes, Benjamin Franklin (642) * 1991 Ronald M. Compton, Leadwood (598) * 1992 Gerald W. Burnworth, Algabil-Freedom (636) * 1993 A. Duane Eiserman, Branson (587) * 1994 Ray Hilton, Gate of the Temple (422) * 1995 Jack R. Clark, Sr., York (563) 1996 Earl S. Eoff, Solomon (271) * 1997 Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr., Fulton (48) * 1998 Nathan W. Glazer, Benjamin Franklin (642)* 1999 Donald E. Scott, Independence (76) 2000 H.V. (Jake) Jacobs, Mechanicsville (260) * 2001 Ralph W. Malan, Trilumina (205) * 2002 Vern H. Schneider, Tuscan (360) 2003 William A. Moore, Gate of the Temple (422) * 2004 Billy J. Beatty, Joplin (355) 2005 Richard L. Smith, Polar Star Rose Hill (79) 2006 Floyd G. Ward, Spirit of St. Louis (27) 2007 Ronald D. Miller, Adair (366) 2008 Nicholas R. Cichielo, Polar Star-Rose Hill (79) 2009 F. Wayne Dugan, Angerona (193) * 2010 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) 2015 H. Keith Neese, Acacia (602) *Deceased

LODGE SECRETARY OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER 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. Clarence A. Barrows, Jr, from Union Lodge No. 593 was chosen for the year 2015-2016 for his commitment to exemplifying the tenets of Freemasonry in his home and community. He joins the follow recipients from past years:


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OTHER AWARD PRESENTATIONS In order to more efficiently handle the awards presentations, this year each lodge received a packet containting all the awards the lodge had earned, rather than the very time consuming process of bringing representatives to the front for each award during the regular sessions and at the banquet. Right Worshipful Brother Ronald Jones coordinated the new process. Each lodge earning an award was individually recognized from the podium at the banquet for the award earned. Representatives from the lodges earning the Lodge Achievement Award were personally congratulated on the floor and given their medals by Grand Master Stewart and Deputy Grand Master Smith with plenty of time for pictures. According to the feedback at the banquet this new process worked very well thanks to the efforts of the Grand Line Officers, Grand Secretary, and the Grand Lodge office staff.

MASONIC HOME VINCIL AWARDS 2015-2016 Meridian O’Sullivan George Washington Spirit of St. Louis Windsor Mizpah Mount Moriah/Gateway Richmond Plattsburg Cass Linn Creek Salem Fenton Sikeston

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Lincoln County Mineral Iberia Grand River Fenton Arnold Henderson Beacon Hopewell Bridgeton Iberia Stockton Granby Shawnee Pendleton Noble Charity Zeredatha Leadwood Trenton Amsterdam Meridian Elvins-Ionic Vincil Fulton Republic Four Mile Nodaway Shawnee Ralls Dexter Dexter Puxico Hebron Solomon California Bridgeton Beacon Bridgeton Marceline Belton-Grandview Jewel Waynesville

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682 471 410 276 281 673 477 3 239 80 410 283 514 653 551 684 189 598 111 141 2 154 62 48 570 212 470 653 33 532 532 596 354 271 183 80 3 80 481 450 480 375


168

Henson Henson Herbert Hewitt Hewkin Higgins Higgins Higgins Hill Hill Hill Hinkle Hoeykens Hoffmann Holland Holland Holland Hollingsworth Holloway Holloway Hollowell Hotze Housman Houston Howell Hudnut Hunter Hurd Hurst Illig Ireland Isham Ives Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jacobs Jakovac Janes Jeffery Jennings

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

John Troy David William Alfred Robert Meryl Ronald Donald William Vernon Milton John Gary Thomas Billy Harold Gary Joseph William Russell Sylvester Robert Donald John Michael Charles Garnie Morton Walter Donald Paul Marvin Cloyd Ralph Bob John Richard Ronald James Henry Don

E. L. W. Rogers M. B. Keith Clair W. D. L. L. L. L. L. L. M. D. D. J. E. G. W. K. E. Allen L. Vernon Lee J. M. G. D. R. W. D. M. W. J. L.

1/29/2016 8/20/2016 10/25/2015 4/13/2016 7/11/2016 6/25/2016 10/16/2015 11/2/2015 9/22/2016 12/18/2015 8/26/2016 2/3/2016 6/7/2016 9/23/2015 1/14/2016 6/9/2016 6/24/2016 9/25/2015 10/19/2015 1/15/2016 5/5/2016 9/21/2015 12/8/2015 9/17/2015 5/19/2016 12/10/2015 5/25/2016 8/26/2016 2/8/2016 11/20/2015 3/5/2016 2/20/2016 11/20/2015 9/30/2016 2/24/2016 1/26/2016 2/1/2016 12/27/2015 9/11/2016 3/24/2016 7/29/2016 2/29/2016

2016

Kirkwood Hopewell Charity Zeredatha Shelbina Lebanon Fenton Independence Acacia De Soto Warren Temple Gate Sheldon Temple Gate Beacon Hopewell Latimer Washington Lick Creek Elvins-Ionic Elvins-Ionic St Joseph Gateway Forsyth Gate of the Temple United Monticello Plato Henderson Ivanhoe Troy Hale City Belton-Grandview Irondale Ralls Poplar Bluff Republic Strafford Algabil-Freedom Spirit of St. Louis Monroe Fellowship Moberly

484 239 189 228 77 281 76 602 119 74 299 371 299 3 239 145 87 302 154 154 78 40 453 422 5 58 469 477 446 34 216 450 143 33 209 570 608 636 27 64 345 344


2016

Jett Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Jones Jost Joy Kahler Kaiser Kapelski Keeney Kennedy Kennon Kent Kern Kerns Kerns Kester Kidney King Kirkpatrick Kite Klopfenstein Koch Kohler LaFollette Lairmore Laplant Lawrence Lawrence Leaming LeMasters Levine Lewis Lindsey Linthicum Littrell Lockhart Logsdon Long Lowery

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Robert Marshall Harold John Robert William Frank James Douglas Larry William Jerome William Alvin Donald John Robert Ronald Roy Orris Wayne Oliver James John Larry E. William James Allen Jimmie Rollin George Robert Norman William Larry Melvin Willard Robert John Walter Donald

L. S. Leon G. G. C. F. L. A. L. E. O. R. W. L. W. W. V. L. A. E. W. D. E. J. Allen R. M. H. G. D. D. W. L. G. K. L. A. W. H. R. A.

4/30/2016 8/20/2016 1/14/2016 8/6/2016 8/24/2016 11/20/2015 9/18/2015 6/6/2016 6/11/2016 1/8/2016 5/12/2016 10/1/2015 11/9/2015 5/26/2016 7/27/2016 9/19/2016 9/19/2016 10/5/2015 10/11/2015 6/20/2016 12/2/2015 5/3/2016 3/26/2016 9/6/2016 3/15/2016 5/17/2016 9/24/2016 3/25/2016 12/22/2015 10/28/2015 9/13/2016 7/29/2016 1/23/2016 5/16/2016 3/25/2016 12/14/2015 5/26/2016 5/19/2016 6/4/2016 7/16/2016 5/20/2016 5/3/2016

Gate of the Temple Hopewell Temple Gate Gower Texas Spirit of St. Louis Linn Brotherhood Riddick Alpha Robert Burns St Louis Missouri Brookfield Marcus Rising Sun Grand River Charity Zeredatha Charity Zeredatha Gate of the Temple Bethany Wakanda Charleston Meridian Gate of the Temple St Joseph Huntsville Corinthian Gateway Charleston Dexter Independence Washington Carthage Ivanhoe Bridgeton Sikeston Mt. Zion Owensville Solomon Raytown Lebanon Bonhomme

169

422 239 299 397 177 27 326 269 361 659 496 1 86 110 13 276 189 189 422 97 52 407 2 422 78 30 265 40 407 532 76 87 197 446 80 310 327 624 271 391 77 45


170

Lucas Lynch Lynn Lynn Mac Lean Mace Mack Mahan Malcom Maloney Manes Marcom Martin Martin Martin Mathes Mathes Mathewson Matlock Matthews May Mc Aninch Mc Cauley Mc Clain Mc Clellen Mc Donald Mc Gowen Mc Kay Mc Kinstry Mc Roberts Mc Williams Meek Mehrtens Metsker Mikusch Millbern Miller Mills Minor Minter Mohler Morgan

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Daniel Robert Donald Stephen Arthur Carroll George Hersal Bobby James Allen Rodney George Richard Eugene Bobbie Vernon Robert Kenneth Jesse Ronald Huey James Paul Luther Alva Robert Donald Sam Lowell Willis James Warren Richard Charles Ernest Harry Thomas Jack Michael Merrick Bob

S. E. G. Douglas G. Stanley W. E. L. R. K. A. J. L. W. D. L. P. Warren P. H. W. G. E. W. W. E. G. W. M. Ray F. L. Louis F. S. A. O. E. D. D. Gene

6/14/2016 3/28/2016 5/14/2016 9/18/2015 10/23/2015 5/25/2016 7/9/2016 8/27/2016 1/20/2016 3/24/2016 4/19/2016 4/28/2016 4/23/2016 7/7/2016 5/27/2016 10/15/2015 6/25/2016 11/20/2015 10/21/2015 3/23/2016 5/2/2016 3/31/2016 12/10/2015 8/23/2016 3/25/2016 10/20/2015 5/18/2016 3/8/2016 9/22/2016 4/1/2016 1/17/2016 9/18/2015 6/25/2016 5/27/2016 2/26/2016 10/16/2015 9/19/2016 11/12/2015 2/26/2016 4/25/2016 5/14/2016 5/17/2016

2016

Hope St. Joseph Lakeville Sullivan Algabil-Freedom Rolla East Gate Robert Burns Herculaneum Trenton Canopy Sheffield Independence Centralia Salem Salem Bridgeton Gateway Gate of the Temple Plato Grand River Bayou East Gate Adair Gateway Laclede Cass Overland-Occidental De Soto Memphis Elvins-Ionic Sheffield Bridgeton Carthage Meridian East Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Linn Creek North Star Webster Groves Linn Creek

251 78 489 69 636 213 630 496 338 111 284 625 76 59 225 225 80 40 422 469 276 365 630 366 40 83 147 623 119 16 154 625 80 197 2 630 299 299 152 157 84 152


2016

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Morris Morrison Morse Moses Mosher Muir Murph Murray Murrison Myer Myers Myers Myers Myers Napper Nash Neighbor Nelson Nichols Nimmo Norris Norris O’Brian

Charles Robert Charles Larry Wayne Larry Audie Gary Max Jesse Wayne James Wayne Cecil Van Karlton Wm Theodore Walter Charles James Joseph Kenneth

O’connell

David

Oliphant Ollar Oppliger Oshima Palmer Palone Parker Pauk Payton Perkins Peters Phillips Phillips Pipes Pitman Poe Pogue Porterfield

Ralph John Norman Fred James Richard Arnold Steven Albert John Robert Donald James George H. Glenn Vernon Raymond

F. F. W. L. C. L. Lee K. E. S. H. R. F. B. Buren Leroy S. E. L. Edward A. E. Carr Lane B. K. R. H. Edgar E. H. W. E. L. C. A. Wayne E. K T.

171

3/17/2016 1/22/2016 4/5/2016 3/4/2016 1/19/2016 9/13/2016 12/16/2015 4/6/2016 12/7/2015 6/29/2016 11/2/2015 1/7/2016 3/9/2016 3/3/2016 4/7/2016 11/10/2015 9/26/2016 7/25/2016 6/25/2016 8/15/2016 11/10/2015 8/12/2016 4/7/2016

Marcus Belton-Grandview Kirksville North Star St. Charles Adair St. Mark’s Friend St Joseph St Louis Missouri Bridgeton Hartford Rising Sun Central Crossing Four Mile Camden Point Unionville Overland-Occidental Fenton Gate of the Temple Rolla Carthage Cooper

110 450 105 157 241 366 93 352 78 1 80 171 13 674 212 169 210 623 281 422 213 197 36

9/16/2015

St. Mark’s

93

1/8/2016 4/19/2016 11/16/2015 4/25/2016 9/17/2015 11/20/2015 9/10/2016 3/4/2016 6/28/2016 7/16/2016 4/12/2016 11/9/2015 9/17/2015 1/17/2016 11/11/2015 11/24/2015 11/19/2015 4/16/2016

Richmond Composite Webster Groves Naphtali Platte City Criterion Rising Sun Fellowship St Clair Lebanon Ivanhoe Easter Joplin Unionville Perryville Bridgeton Neosho Xenia

57 369 84 25 504 586 13 345 273 77 446 575 335 210 670 80 247 50


172

Powers Prall Prather Pregge Preston Prettyman Price Pryer Pulliam Rabel Rector Reed Reeder Rehm Reist Richardson Richie Ridgley Riley Ritter River Robertson Robinson Rogers Rooney Roseler Ross Roth Ruback Ruble Ruby Rueckert Runge Salisbury Sample Sander Sander Sanders Sappington Sauer Schenk Scherzer

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

George Donald John Earl Raymond Samuel Ronald Roger Richard Forrest Ronald Donald James Marion Steven Clifford Jack Delbert Frank John Alvin Charles Theodore Dennis Michael Albert Charles Norman Ronald Kenneth Everett Robert Kenneth William James Roy James Raymond Joseph Milton Roger Melvyn

T. L. W. Lambert A. E. L. L. F. E. Lee R. W. Lynn R. L. R. W. L. E. E. G. E. R. D. R. I. P. Olin G.

E. R. M. E. C. H. D. E. H.

11/9/2015 2/15/2016 4/26/2016 9/15/2016 6/7/2016 5/18/2016 11/15/2015 1/5/2016 11/9/2015 11/13/2015 4/27/2016 12/2/2015 8/22/2016 9/8/2016 6/21/2016 1/11/2016 2/15/2016 11/11/2015 2/26/2016 11/16/2015 3/30/2016 2/7/2016 3/17/2016 5/10/2016 1/20/2016 4/20/2016 12/13/2015 5/11/2016 2/8/2016 5/26/2016 11/11/2015 9/1/2016 4/7/2016 8/18/2016 6/23/2016 5/4/2016 5/26/2016 2/19/2016 9/17/2016 2/12/2016 9/7/2016 6/21/2016

2016

Charity Zeredatha Buckner Iberia Temple Gate Cosby Cass Plato Solomon Cass Corinthian Mechanicsville Hopewell Lakeville Kirksville Fidelity Warren Ivanhoe Fidelity Xenia Elvins-Ionic Montgomery Meridian Nodaway St. Charles Webster Groves Rushville Waynesville St Louis Missouri Ivanhoe Wayne La Plata Ivanhoe Galena De Soto Bridgeton Algabil-Freedom Excelsior Barnesville Jewel Webster Groves Gate of the Temple Tuscan

189 501 410 299 600 147 469 271 147 265 260 239 489 105 339 74 446 339 50 154 246 2 470 241 84 238 375 1 446 526 237 446 515 119 80 636 441 353 480 84 422 360


2016

Schmidt Schmidt Seibel Sheets Shenkner Shoemaker Sikes Sills Simpson Sims Sisco Skelton Skinner Slinkard Sloan Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Snapp Snelling Snider Snow Soloff Southerland Speake Speight Spencer Spicer Spotts Spriggs Springer Spurgeon Stafford Statler Steele Stephens Stephens Stevens Stever

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Robert Landon William Fred Ross Donald Lewis Doyle Marshall Charles Jackie William Warren William Owen Glen Earl Frederick Larry Billy Jon Dennis Kenneth Norman Gary Eugene Clinton Robert Carl Kenneth Luther William Thomas Bill Galloway Jesse Fred Arthur James Gerald Arthur Thomas

L. J. E. A. O. G. Stephen D. V. E. M. S. E. A. D. D. C. L. G. C. N. W. L. O. A. A. D. Clinton Eugene D. D. L. E. B. L. J. Wm A. M. L. E.

4/16/2016 3/7/2016 7/23/2016 3/14/2016 7/7/2016 4/18/2016 3/5/2016 10/22/2015 9/18/2015 7/23/2016 11/1/2015 9/17/2015 1/27/2016 4/9/2016 6/9/2016 4/28/2016 9/19/2016 10/25/2015 5/7/2016 2/9/2016 11/16/2015 4/30/2016 7/9/2016 4/5/2016 4/1/2016 3/15/2016 8/10/2016 3/1/2016 10/23/2015 5/9/2016 3/22/2016 3/1/2016 2/16/2016 5/20/2016 1/20/2016 12/17/2015 5/3/2016 10/15/2015 3/23/2016 9/20/2016 6/10/2016 5/13/2016

Daggett Summit Stockton Lowry City Weston Corinthian Marcus Bridgeton Richmond Forsyth Gate of the Temple Country Club Excelsior Harold O. Grauel Temple Gate Algabil-Freedom Kennett Independence Cass Cairo Canopy Alpha Clay Four Mile Mercer Ivanhoe Unionville Ivanhoe Washington Rolla Poplar Bluff Buckner Hickory Hill Mt Washington St James Riddick Troy Ivanhoe Pythagoras Fulton Troy Henderson

173

492 263 283 403 53 265 110 80 57 453 422 656 441 672 299 636 68 76 147 486 284 659 207 212 35 446 210 446 87 213 209 501 211 614 230 361 34 446 383 48 34 477


174

Story Sullins Surlet Sutherland Sykes Tapy Taylor Taylor Thee Thomas Thomas Thomas Thurman Tichenor Todd Traub Treece Trickey Trimble Trollinger Tucker Tucker Turner Turner Underdown Urner Van Hooser Waldman Walker Walker Wangelin Ware Watson Watson Weaver Webb Webb Weber Welch Welker Wells West

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Condon Eugene Ray Bill Larry Fred Warren Norman Joseph B. Raymond Larry Donald Edwin Delano Ronald Edwin James Kent James Daniel Arthur Ronnie Edwin Jay Anthony Allan Philip Travis R. Robert John John Bobby Carl George Verlyn Charles Bill Delmer John Thomas

E. W. W. S. L. D. E. R. C. W. L. D. M. L. O. E. B. L. W. L. Pratt N. G. S. W. M. F. D. Laverne J. K. M. G. F. P. D. G. H. D. C. L.

5/27/2016 4/12/2016 10/17/2015 3/10/2016 2/14/2016 2/23/2016 9/30/2016 4/26/2016 10/5/2015 9/24/2016 10/23/2015 11/27/2015 9/21/2015 5/13/2016 2/5/2016 2/3/2016 9/18/2015 9/26/2015 6/29/2016 6/24/2016 12/27/2015 6/22/2016 2/26/2016 3/5/2016 10/19/2015 6/3/2016 12/16/2015 11/26/2015 12/16/2015 5/7/2016 10/13/2015 12/27/2015 9/22/2016 5/9/2016 2/24/2016 4/2/2016 2/21/2016 10/1/2015 8/28/2016 11/14/2015 10/16/2015 4/7/2016

2016

Osage Swope Park Overland-Occidental Farmington Colony Algabil-Freedom Ingomar Summit Lexington Blue Springs Fenton Temperance Strafford Pythagoras Laclede Savannah Branson St. Mark’s Jefferson Tyro Fulton Laclede Wentzville Cosby St. Charles Osage Washington King Solomon Elvins-Ionic Grant City Crestwood-Anchor Meridian St. Charles Herculaneum Brookfield Independence Continental Bridgeton King Hill Excelsior Gate of the Temple Washington

303 617 623 132 168 636 536 263 149 337 281 438 608 383 83 71 587 93 43 12 48 83 46 600 241 303 87 95 154 66 443 2 241 338 86 76 37 80 376 441 422 87


2016

White Whitehead Wilhelm Willard Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Wills Wilson Wilson Wilson Wilson Wisely Wisner Witt Wofford Wolf Woodard Worthington Wright Wrinkle Young Young Young Young Zika Zimmerman

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

George Estel Roger George Robert Duwane Howell James Terry Curtis D. Ulysses Daniel William Harold Dwight Larry Charles George Jerry Edward Malcolm Richard Ferdinand Paul Jerry Rolla John Joe

Paul D. Perry F. H. E. G. K. J. E. Thomas V. M. Carroll C. Eugene G E. Edgar R. C. L. M. G. S. D. Ray F. B.

9/22/2016 10/1/2015 12/27/2015 4/14/2016 6/14/2016 1/28/2016 4/10/2016 7/22/2016 10/3/2015 3/19/2016 3/29/2016 6/9/2016 6/23/2016 9/24/2015 5/9/2016 6/9/2016 2/5/2016 1/28/2016 12/6/2015 12/10/2015 5/21/2016 4/9/2016 1/5/2016 4/2/2016 5/17/2016 10/3/2015 11/8/2015 10/6/2015 12/17/2015

Jefferson Ash Grove Hale City Mc Donald Crestwood-Anchor Pendleton Temple Gate Webster Elvins-Ionic Conway Clinton Latimer King Hill Algabil-Freedom Craftsmen Temple Gate Washington Plato Gate of the Temple Lick Creek Higginsville Gate of the Temple Pleasant Hope Independence St Joseph Hornersville Granite Algabil-Freedom Fellowship

175

43 100 216 324 443 551 299 98 154 528 548 145 376 636 717 299 87 469 422 302 364 422 467 76 78 215 272 636 345


176

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2016

GRAND LODGE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Lodge No. 1 3 5 7 9 12 29 40 53 83 87 99 100 105 107 131 164 169 179 183 195 211 212 213 223 296 303 336 338 360 361 364 379 424 453 456 480 481 484

Lodge Name St. Louis Missouri Beacon United O’Sullivan George Washington Tyro Windsor Mizpah Mount Moriah Weston Laclede Washington Mt. Vernon Ash Grove Kirksville Greenville Potosi Joachim Camden Point Pride of the West California Bolivar Hickory Hill Four Mile Rolla Ray Sparta Osage Hallsville Herculaneum Tuscan Riddick Higginsville Billings Samaritian Forsyth Wallace Jewel Marceline Kirkwood

District 27B 27A 34 34 27C 28 21 27A 17 30 33 44 34 3 41 28 28 17 26 23 34 23 40 29 15 43 33 22 28 27A 34 15 43 37 43 22 20 10 27B

Worshipful Master Antonio Amill James F. Warner Daryl W. Shouse Adam Gilkey Paul R. Skinner Kerry L. Davis Mark D. Becwar Craig R. Sergel Larry L. Crockett Paul Sandy III Jeff Davis Keith Army Michael Britain David Powell Jeffrey N. Davis Steven A. Hicks J. Robert Gyngard Shawn Mowrey Michael N. Kleez Stuart Inglish Steven Tygart Shane C. Farris Billy Walker John R. Mergendahl Jr. James A. Dunwoodie David V. Collignon Thomas D. K. Hieber Grant Lawson Ronald Wilkins Michael P. Wainz Rickey E. Wright William DeMont Steven T. Wright James A. Stewart Jr. Ronald H. Combs Ron Nelson Joseph Sappington Brownlee D. Williams William Hartmann


2016

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

497 501 504 515 526 545 548 573 586 602 623 672 683

Equality Buckner Platte City Galena Wayne Zalma Clinton Bernie Criterion Acacia Overland-Occidental Harold O. Grauel University

29 19 17 43 41 38 21 39 45 22 27A 38 34

177

James G. Brand Eric Shane Garvey Larry D. Potts Bill Frogge Craig Grimes Jerry Gowen Joel D. Semler Steven F. Simmons Roy E. Williams L. Gene Karney Kevin Mahoney Dennis W. Houck Dean R. Padgett

GRAND LODGE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS WITH DISTINCTION Lodge No

Lodge Name

District 27C

Master

2

Meridian

11

Pauldingville

25

Kenneth H. Dingerson

David M. Anson

13

Rising Sun

17

William E. O’Neil

17

Barry Daylight

17

Earl Dennis Goad

25

Naphtali

27A

William Jackels

27

Spirit of St. Louis

27B

Larry Endicott Sr.

31

Liberty

16

Mark Zimmer

34

Troy

26

Charles T. Harrison

36

Cooper

22

Jacob Dale Rahmer

43

Jefferson

23

J. Scott Stacey

45

Bonhomme

27B

46

Wentzville

26

Michael L. Apple Christopher E. Tilley

52

Wakanda

14

William E. Hughes

57

Richmond

15

Ron Peterson

75

Silex

25

Robert A. Gibson

76

Independence

19

Mark A. Dobson

78

St. Joseph

7

D. Brian Carroll

79

Polar Star Rose Hill

27B

Randy C. Davis

80

Bridgeton

27A

Jay Traxel

82

Jackson

10

David Ingram


178

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

84

Webster Groves

114

Twilight

27B 22

2016

Jim Fiete Marion W. Dey

119

De Soto

28

Logan Santschi

120

Compass

17

John L. Hoeykens

138

Lincoln

7

Wesley F. Revels

147

Cass

20

Jim Spencer

149

Lexington

15

William R. Siegfried

209

Poplar Bluff

41

Terry A. Yarbrough

220

Kansas City

18

Thomas S. Truman

241

St. Charles

26

Darren A. Beck

260

Mechanicsville

26

Michael P. Brueckmann

263

Summit

19

Paul S. Rader

265

Corinthian

21

Paul E. Lawrence

269

Brotherhood

7

Carl V. Keith

271

Solomon

34

Thomas N. Ross

276

Grand River

20

Jerry Barr

281

Fenton

27C

292

Lamar

33

Philip D. Van Tine Henry A. Taffner

299

Temple Gate

18

Daniel R. Symes

320

Versailles

23

Landon Chapman

337

Blue Springs

19

Jeffrey Quibell

345

Fellowship

45

Donald Greenlee II

352

Friend

43

Jack Proffit

366

Adair

3

Seth Shumaker

375

Waynesville

30

Michael E. Estright

376

King Hill

7

Patric L. Kearns

385

Richland

30

Eric Myers

391

Raytown

19

Steven L. Holbrook

392

Christian

19

Walter “Jeff” Keehler

393

Bee Hive

16

Monty L. Moore

397

Gower

16

John Hansbrough

422

Gate of the Temple

34

Kevin M. Ritter

438

Temperance

16

Divern H. Mease Jr.

441

Excelsior

38

Darryl L. Spurlock

443

Crestwood-Anchor

446

Ivanhoe

27C 18

Scott Littles Kurt “Moose” Osmundson


2016

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

179

450

Belton

20

Brian Kelly Mercer

467

Pleasant Hope

34

Kenneth R. Mathis

476

Mount Hope

15

Robert L. Onka Jr.

506

Lathrop

16

Terry Carson

508

Saxton

7

Brett M. Steiner

534

Columbia

24

Joseph Frietze

570

Republic

34

Michael Ferguson

587

Branson

43

Robert Huels

593

Union

24

Michael P. Gills

608

Strafford

34

Scott A. Franklin

617

Swope Park

18

James L. Lowman

620

Willard

34

Rick Hart

625

Sheffield

18

Cary M. Marshall

636

Algabil-Freedom

27C

John P.M. Singer

659

Alpha

18

673

Arnold

27C

Russell Kruger

678

Daylight

34

Gary Siegrist

680

Table Rock

43

Greg Yoder

26

James P. Ditter

Don Jones

682

Lincoln County

684

Noble

27B

Juan White

717

Craftsman

27C

James Stotdar

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 No 7

Lodge Name

District

Award

O’Sullivan

34

10 consecutive years

263

Summit

19

30 consecutive years

366

Adair

3

30 consecutive years

501

Buckner

19

40 consecutive years


180

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2016

MoCHIP SAFE CHILD AWARDS Adair Allensville Anderson Beacon Belle Bernie Billings Blue Bolivar Bridgeton Butler Canopy Carthage Cass Circle Compass Composite Cooper Corinthian Dexter Equality Fellowship Fenton Friend Galena George Grand Gray Greenville Harold Harry Henderson Herculaneum Higginsville Hope Jefferson Joachim Kansas Knob Lakeville Lanes Leadwood Liberty

Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No.

366 198 621 3 373 573 379 337 195 80 254 284 197 147 342 120 369 36 265 532 497 345 281 352 515 9 276 173 107 672 1941 477 388 364 251 43 164 220 245 489 531 598 31

Lincoln Meridian Mizpah Moberly Monett Montgomery Mount Mount Naphtali Oregon Osage Overland Owensville Perryville Phoenix Platte Poplar Pride Rolla Salem Saline Samaritan Sparta St. Joseph St Charles St Clair Summit Texas Troy Tuscan Twilight Vandalia Versailles Wallace Warrenton Wayne Waynesville Webster Wentzville West Whitewater Zalma

Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No.

138 2 40 344 129 246 439 614 25 139 303 623 624 670 136 504 209 179 213 225 226 424 296 78 241 273 263 177 34 360 114 491 320 456 609 526 375 84 46 103 417 545


2016

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

181

5% INCREASE IN MEMBERSHIP LODGES 2015-2016 O’Sullivan Wentzville De Soto Composite Strafford

Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No.

7 46 119 369 608

3X FIRST LINE SIGNERS 2015-2016 Composite Barnesville De Soto

Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No.

369 353 119

James A. Wilson Wayne E. Swyres Clayton O. Henry

212 DEGREE AWARD 2015-2016

Brother Jack R. White Brother Jon H. Seabaugh RWB Roy L. Scarborough WB Brian K. Mercer WB Carl V. Keith RWB Conley E. De Priest RWB George Barrios

Marceline Lodge No. 481 Grand River Lodge No. 276 Mount Hope Lodge No. 476 Belton-Grandvies Lodge No. 450 Charity-Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 Pauldingville Lodge No. 11 Grand River Lodge No. 276

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TUESDAY MORNING SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 8:30 a.m.

CALLED TO LABOR Opening music was again provided by Right Worshipful Brother James Fiete. Grand Master Stewart called upon Right Worshipful Brother Mitchell S. Penn, Grand Chaplain, to give the opening prayer. With the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers, Grand Master Stewart called the Craft to Labor in accordance with Missouri Ritual. Grand Master Stewart welcomed the Brethren to the second day of the One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Annual Communication and then recognized and thanked the following brothers for their assistance with the session:

Worshipful Brother Wayne Brown--audio and sound equipment Right Worshipful Brother Reverend James Fiete—Sunday Worship Service and session music Right Worshipful Brother Gary Hinderks, Grand Tiler, and his Assistant Grand Tilers


182

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Grand Master Stewart next commented on his visit to the Grand Lodge of Kansas for its Annual Communication and called upon Most Worshipful Brother Lyn E. Beyer, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Kansas, for remarks. M.W.B. Beyer spoke on the brotherhood and fellowship of Freemasonry and the joint efforts of Kansas and Missouri to host the Grand Masters’ Conference in Kansas City in 2012. He suggested that focusing on the personal relationships we make in Freemasonry is a good way to bring brothers back into our lodges and envigorate the Craft. He concluded by thanking the Missouri brethren for their friendship, courtesy and hospitality. Grand Master Stewart then recounted how impressed he was with the Kansas Cornerstone Ceremony at the Kansas State Capitol during his visit, and that after watching Kansas perform its ceremony, he reported that we have since started having our Stewards form an arch with their rods over the cornerstone during our cornerstone ceremonies. Grand Master Stewart then called upon Most Worshipful Brother Wendell P. Miller, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the “Republic” of Texas, for his remarks. M.W.B. Miller spoke on how Masons are not “selling our product”. He warned that we should not lower our standards or take away from our ritual. He stated that we have a bond and a history in this Fraternity that can be found nowhere else. He thanked everyone for their hospitality and presented Grand Master Stewart with commemorative knife and pin. Grand Master Stewart next called upon Most Worshipful Brother David W. Haywood for the Report of the Committee on the Grand Master’s Address. M.W.B. Haywood reported as follows: On behalf of the Past Grand Masters present at the One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, I am pleased to report that the Address of our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother C. Brent Stewart, has been found to be recieved in due and ample form, and as Chairman, I hereby recommend and move its approval. We look forward to welcoming and congratulating you at the conclusion of this Annual Communicaiton.

The motion having received a second, and with no discussion appearing, the motion to approve the Address of the Grand Master was unanimously carried and the Report ordered to be printed in the proceedings.

APPROVAL OF COMMITTEE REPORTS Grand Master Stewart explained that most of the Committee Reports are contained in the Report Book that had been distributed at registration to enable the brethren to have sufficient time to review the material in advance of the session. He asked those committee chairmen with any additional or supplemental committee reports to present to please come forward.


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Most Worshipful Brother Gail S. Turner, Past Grand Master and Chairman of the Forms and Ceremonies Committee reported as follows: Most Worshipful Grand Master, on behalf of the Committee on Forms and Ceremonies, the Committee continued to observe and collect examples that could serve as a resource to enhance and improve the effectiveness of our Masonic Ceremonies. The ultimate goal with these efforts is to present a new draft of the Ceremonies booklet which will encourage creative and innovative uses of these ceremonies, not only in public settings but also in tiled lodge. Many Masons have expressed an interest in a Ceremonies booklet that explains who and what we are as a Fraternal Order and how these practices connect us to our Fraternity so we can better understand and appreciate both for the public and for our members as well. The labors of this Committee continue to be a work in progress, suggestions and references are welcome, and Grand Master we welcome and appreciate yours so they can be incorporated. On behalf of the Committee, I move this Report be approved.

The motion having received a second, and with no disuccsion appearing, the motion to approve the Report of the Committee on Forms and Ceremonies was unanimously carried and the Report was ordered printed in the Proceeedings. Seeing no further Committee Chairmen seeking recognition, Grand Master Stewart said he would entertain a motion that the remaining committee reports as printed in the Report Book be approved. With such motion made and seconded, Grand Master Stewart called for any discussion. R.W.B. Reverend Doctor Darrell Curtis, Past Master of King Solomon Lodge No. 95 rose to ask whether the motion to approve covered all items contained in the Report Book. Grand Master Stewart replied that the motion covered only the Committee Reports, not the other items. Worshipful Brother James Lowman, Past Master of Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, Kansas City Lodge No. 220, and Swope Park Lodge No. 617 rose and stated his concerns respecting the section of the Report of the Committee on Ritual that addressed the Volume of Sacred Law. Grand Master Stewart then permitted Brother Jeff Goodman, Junior Deacon of Kansas City Lodge No. 220, to speak and he expressed similar concerns with that section of the Committee Report. Grand Master Stewart then asked the maker of the original motion if he would be willing to amend his motion to exclude the Report of the Committee on Ritual so that it could be voted upon separately, to which the brother agreed. Grand Master Stewart then restated the amended motion on the floor to be as follows: That the Committee Reports as printed and distributed in the Report Books, with the exception of the Report of the Committee on Ritual, be approved and those Reports be printed in the Proceedings.

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Grand Master Stewart then asked that the Grand Lecturer confer with the Committee on Jurisprudence respecting the Report of the Committee on Ritual while the Grand Lodge proceeded with other business. Grand Master Stewart next said that he would entertain a motion to approve the Reports of the Grand Treasurer, Grand Secretaries, Grand Lecturer, Lodge of Research and Lodge of Research Foundation, Scholarship Corporation, and the Children’s Foundation, and to accept the various auditor reports appertaing thereto, as printed in the Report Book. On motion made and seconded, and with no discussion appearing, the motion to approve these Reports and accept the auditor reports was unanimously approved and those Reports ordered to be printed in the Proceedings. Grand Master Stewart then called upon Most Worshipful Brother Kenneth Hurmence, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Iowa, and 2017 Conference Chairman of the Conference of Grand Master Masons of North America, for his remarks. M.W.B. Hurmence stated that the strongest thing about the new millennial generation is their ability to access knowledge quickly while their biggest weakness is their difficulty in communicating person to person. He said the challenge for us is to communicate to the millennials what it is we do and what we are about, and if we do, we will find a receptive audience. In order that he might confer with the Committee on Jurisprudence and the Grand Lecturer respecting the Report of the Committee on Ritual, Grand Master Stewart then asked Deputy Grand Master Smith to assume the Grand East and preside. Deputy Grand Master Smith then spoke on the efforts taken this year for security at the hotel during the session and thanked those brothers involved in providing the security. Grand Master Stewart then resumed the Grand East.

ACTION ON THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RITUAL Grand Master Stewart invited Worshipful Brother James Lowman to the podium and called upon Right Worshipful Brother Scott Gardner, past Chairman and current member of the Committee on Jurisprudence, for the purpose of making a motion. R.W. Brother Gardner offered the following motion:   That the Report of the Committee on Ritual as printed in the Report Book be approved, except for that part of the Report beginning with the words “A review by the Grand Master and the Grand Lecturer” and ending with the words “removed from the altar”. Worshipful Brother James Lowman seconded the motion and thanked the Committee on Jurisprudence for addressing his concerns. Grand Master Stewart called for discussion and asked if everyone understood the motion. No discussion


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or questions appearing, the vote was taken, the motion carried, and after applause the Report as amended was ordered to be printed in the Proceedings. EDITOR’S NOTE: The Report as amended and approved by a majority of the membership is set forth below with the portion striken from the Report shown by strikethrough notation.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RITUAL To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren: The Ritual Committee met on two occasions this year. The first was held at the Masonic Complex on January 16, 2016, and was called to order at 1:00pm with the following committee members present: RWB David Wheelock-Grand Lecturer, Chairman, RWB Greg Golden-Region B, RWB Glenn Burrows-Region C, RWB Thomas Kuhn-Region E, RWB Christopher McLemore-Region F, RWB Randy Jennings-Region G, MWB Gail Turner- Past Grand Master and MWB Don Scott-Past Grand Master. Visitors present were: MWB Brent Stewart- Grand Master, RWB Ron JonesSenior Grand Warden, RWB Stanton Brown-Senior Grand Deacon, RWB Barry Cundiff-Junior Grand Deacon, RWB Ty Treutelaar-Senior Grand Steward and RWB Richard Kaeser-Junior Grand Steward. A review by the Grand Master and Grand Lecturer of the minutes of the last meeting and the minutes published in the distributed minutes of the Grand Lodge proceedings revealed an ambiguity concerning the use of other books of Sacred Law by the candidate. After discussion, a motion was made, seconded and approved to “rescind the 1st and 2nd paragraphs on page 84 of the report of Ritual Committee meeting minutes distributed and approved at the 2015 Annual Communication” , which read: “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. The effect of that action was to reaffirm that the Bible is the only book of faith to be on the altar during the meeting of the lodge. A candidate is to be obligated on his volume of Sacred Law. Following the completion of the obligation, any volume of Sacred Law other than the Bible is to be removed from the altar. Clarifications: 1. 2nd section 3rd degree: After responding to the alarm at the outer door by the craftsmen and reporting to the SW, the JD makes a left turn back to the door.


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2. JD stands when JU starts, JD moves to a position in front of the SW station when JU turns south. JD places item after all are in place. 3. Substitute SD initiates rod change after all are in position during the reception of Distinguished Guests. 4. 1st section of all 3 degrees: retain the side step by SD, SS and JD after order of WM is conveyed to the SW. Items under consideration: 1. Large print cipher Clarification of Secretary movement in 2nd section 3rd degree. Meeting closed at 3:00pm Peace and Harmony prevailing. The second Meeting of the Ritual Committee was held July 16, 2016 at the Masonic Complex at 9:00am with the following committee members present: RWB David Wheelock-Grand Lecturer, Chairman, RWB Bob O’Dell-Region A, RWB Greg Golden-Region B, RWB Robert Martin-Region D (by phone). RWB Thomas Kuhn-Region E, RWB Christopher McLemore-Region F and MWB Gail TurnerPast Grand Master. Visitors present were: RWB Don Allen, RWB Mike Minton-DDGL, RWB Terry Little and RWB Richard Kaeser-Junior Grand Steward. Discussion was held regarding the Degree Ritual Award. This award will be changed to Subdivision 4, parts 1, 2, 3 and 4. This change will provide for better record keeping and tracking. Examinations will be as in the other Subdivisions with cards and certificates issued and to be renewed on a 3 year basis. Cards will be issued retroactively to those who have earned the Degree Ritual award within the last 3 years if applied for and verified. RWB Wheelock will draw up the appropriate forms and instructions. There was discussion concerning the charges. The charges being the only area of our Ritual not recognized with a Subdivision card, it was determined that a new section, Subdivision 2, part 4 be added. Master Masons must demonstrate proficiency in all 3 charges to qualify for the Subdivision2, part 4 card. RWB Wheelock will draw up the appropriate forms and instructions. Discussion ensued regarding the Round Robin completion. There was concern expressed about the lack of participation in previous years. The RGLs will query the DDGLs in their Regions to determine interest. The competition will be based on the Subdivision 1 requirements. As with previous Round Robin competitions, current RGLs, DDGLs, DDGMs and past winners are not eligible. Past RGLs, DDGLs and DDGMs are eligible.


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Ritual Clarifications: 1. When forming the procession, South craftsmen step out and Secretary goes behind them to assume his position; however due to the size and available floor space within some lodges, you must work with what the lodge gives you. No change. 2. In the 2nd section of the 3rd degree after the candidate’s prayer, the ruffians will move on the square to their respective places when the SD starts back to the altar. No change. 3. General discussion of codifying the floor work. It was revisited that the cipher is an aid to memory, a guide, and not the law. Concern was expressed that codifying the floor work could cause similar confusion. No action taken. 4. Discussion of a tiled lodge. A lodge is still tiled when at ease and at refreshment when moving to the 2nd section of the 3rd degree. Appropriate entry and exit requirements are expected in these instances. No change. Additional items: 1. A review of Lodges of Instruction. References: Section 4.030(e) and Section 4.050. 2. Discussion of having at the Annual Communication of having a room set up on Sunday evening for ritual Q & A, for demonstrations of floor work or any other ritual questions that Brethren might have. Also, to have examiners available (card blitz) for those who want to earn or renew any Sub cards. Approved if logistics can be worked out. Meeting closed at 11:30 am, peace and harmony prevailing. Recorded by RWB Greg Golden RGL Region B Submitted by G. David Wheelock, Grand Lecturer


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RITUAL SUBDIVISION CARDS 2015-2016 Subdivision

Card No.

Name

Subdivision I Original

6758 6759 6760 6761 6762 6763 6764 6765 6766 6767 6768 6769 6770 6771 6772 6773 6773 6774 6775 6776 6777 6778 6779 6780 6781 6783

John August Mike Michael John Michael Douglas Mark Bradley Ronald Jacob Russel Eric Larry Lucas George Gregory Kenneth David David

R. W.

Randall John Joshua Lewis Clarence Cory

C.

A-3293 A-3294 A-3295 A-3296 A-3297

Brain Kenneth Lawrence Doug R.

B-1956 B-1957 B-1958 B-1959 B-1960 B-1961 B-1962 B-1963 B-1964 B-1965 B-1966 B-1967 B-1968 B-1969

Earl Gary Roger Ronald Stephen Herman Smith Guy Alan Loran James Ross Rick Frederic

Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I

C-1290 C-1291 C-1292 C-1293 C-1294 C-1295 C-1296 C-1297 C-1298

Juan Thomas Wayne Thomas John Christopher Richard James Edward

Subdivision I - 4th Renewal Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I

D-933 D-934 D-935 D-936 D-937

Douglas Jerry Paul Dennis William

E-713 E-714 E-715 E-716 E-717

Lloyd Guy Christopher Charles Kevin

N. David

F-541 F-542

Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I

Exp. Date District

Lodge No.

Region

27 27 45 20 6

484 114 575 151 354 69 138 336 172 57 75 614 459 575 40 40 506 225 225 230 684 636 40 197 450 470

E A D A D D B A A C D B F D B B B E E E E E E F C B

8/12/2018 3/8/2019 4/1/2019 8/1/2019 11/7/2019

20 19 24 4 27

450 392 69 97 684

C A D B E

Calhoun Baskett McWilliams, Jr. Huff Lynn McGill Michael Wheelock Kendall Frazier Leonard Anderson Hutcheson Ybarra

9/8/2018 10/3/2018 12/14/2018 1/14/2019 4/2/2019 4/7/2019 4/15/2019 6/24/2019 7/6/2019 8/1/2019 10/1/2019 10/25/2019 11/22/2019 11/15/2019

42 23 14 24 24 26 35 22 27 16 33 43 43 43

327 211 52 534 69 34 477 114 673 311 482 680 587 680

G E C D D E F D C B F F F F

White Christine Gerdes Shaw II Mullins Rollins Pickren Heavin Windle

11/28/2018 11/2/2018 6/2/2018 3/2/2019 3/7/2019 4/2/2019 5/4/2019 7/12/2019 7/12/2019

27B 10 30 30 44 27C 4 225 312

684 228 375 385 284 626 97 29 29

E A D D F E B E E

Reece Miles Kingsley Spears Mcguire

1/16/2019 2/3/2019 1/28/2019 6/18/2019 10/27/2019

16 10 44 18 26

438 228 674 659 46

B A F C E

O. S.

Brown Wheelock McLemore Pittman Wiebe

9/29/2018 9/3/2019 9/24/2019 10/25/2019 11/22/2019

6 22 33 43 43

483 114 303 680 587

B A F F F

Glen Richard

F. A.

Cron Lowrey

9/7/2018 5/4/2019

35 45

98 345

F F

G-403

Larry

L.

Lambing

H-293

Barry

E.

Jenkins

J. R. Wayne C. L. A. W. E. L. B E. E. W

E.

S. D. Dean

Harder Kryger Banderman Minton Hall Romanoskie Davis Abbott Mitchell Peterson Thompson Bright Soulsby Ingle Scott Arellano Golden Brasier Dittman Watkins Prince Singer Herbig Brooks Landrum Anderson

8/15/2018 11/27/2018 11/28/2018 11/10/2018 12/15/2018 1/6/2019 2/12/2019 2/17/2019 3/2/2019 3/4/2019 4/18/2019 5/13/2019 2/5/2019 4/26/2019 6/14/2019 6/14/2019 7/14/2019 7/12/2019 7/12/2019 7/12/2019 8/20/2019 9/25/2019 7/7/2019 10/4/2019 10/4/2019 11/7/2019

27B 22 24 13 12 24 7 22 10 15 25 19 35 24 27 27 16 29 29 29 27B

Subdivision I - 1st Renewal

Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I

K. E. Guy C.

Mercer Crawford Jr. Loomis Linville Prince

Subdivision I - 2nd Renewal

Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I

W. N. B. J. D. L. F. David Don R.

F.

Subdivision I - 3rd Renewal

Subdivision I - 5th Renewal Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Sub I Subdivision I - 6th Renewal Sub I Sub I Subdivision I - 7th Renewal Sub I Subdivision I - 8th Renewal Sub I

A. E. A. D. Robert James M. W.

Lynn

G. W. E.

7/12/2019

7

189

B

11/12/2019

43

515

F


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Card No.

Name

Subdivision SubdivisionIIOriginal - 9th Renewal

6758 6759 I-215 6760 I-216 6761 6762 J-155 6763 6764 K-116 6765 6766 L-78 6767 L-79 6768 6769 M-46 6770 6771 O-17 6772 6773 S-2 6773 6774 763 6775 764 6776 765 6777 766 6778 767 6779 768 6780 770 6781 771 6783

John August James Mike John Michael John Charles Michael Douglas Billy Mark Bradley Bob Ronald Lawerence Jacob Russel John Eric Larry Don Lucas George Albert Gregory Kenneth Alan David Patrick David James

Randall William John John Joshua Russel Lewis John Clarence David Cory

A-516 A-3293 A-517 A-3294 A-518 A-3295 A-519 A-3296 A-520 A-3297 a-521

Robert Brain Joshua Kenneth John Lawrence Ronald Doug Adam R. Earnie

Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub I Subdivision II - Part 1-2nd Renewal Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub I Subdivision II - Part 1-3rd Renewal

A-522 B-1956 A-523 B-1957 A-524 B-1958 A-525 B-1959 B-1960 B-358 B-1961 B-359 B-1962 B-360 B-1963 B-361 B-1964 B-362 B-1965 B-363 B-1966 B-364 B-1967 B-365 B-1968 B-366 B-1969

William Earl David Gary Lloyd Roger Frederic Ronald Stephen Gary Herman Roger Smith Donald Guy Michael Alan Michael Loran Kenneth James Robert Ross Gregory Rick Wayne Frederic

Sub I Subdivision II - Part 1-5th. Renewal Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub I Sub II Part 1

C-277 C-1290 C-278 C-1291 C-279 C-1292 C-280 C-1293 C-1294 D-218 C-1295 D-219 C-1296 C-1297 E-172 C-1298 E-173

John Juan Paul Thomas Guy Wayne Franklin Thomas John Elmo Christopher Robert Richard James Stark Edward James

Sub Sub II Sub Sub II Sub I Subdivision I - 10th Renewal Sub Sub II Sub I Subdivision I - 11th Renewal Sub Sub II Sub I Subdivision I - 12th Renewal Sub Sub II Sub Sub II Sub I Subdivision I - 13th Renewal Sub Sub II Sub I Subdivision I - 15th Renewal Sub Sub II Sub I Subdivision I - 19th Renewal Sub Sub II Sub I Subdivision II - Part 1 Original Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub I Subdivision II - Part 1-1st Renewal

Subdivision Sub II Part 1 I - 1st Renewal Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Subdivision Sub II Part 1 I - 2nd Renewal

Subdivision Sub II Part 1 I - 3rd Renewal Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub I Subdivision II - Part 1-4th Renewal Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub

Subdivision Sub II Part 1I - 4th Renewal Sub I Subdivision II - Part 1-6th. Renewal Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub I Subdivision II - Part 1- 9th Renewal Sub Sub III Part 1

Subdivision Sub II Part 1I - 5th Renewal Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub I Subdivision II - Part 1- 12th Renewal Sub Sub III Part 1 Sub I Sub I Subdivision II - Part 1- 13th Renewal Subdivision Sub II Part 1I - 6th Renewal Sub I Subdivision II - Part 1- 14th Renewal Sub Sub III Part 1 Subdivision II I -- 7th Subdivision PartRenewal 2 Original Sub III Part 2 Sub Subdivision I 8th Renewal Sub II Part 2 Sub III Part 2 Sub Sub II Part 2 Sub II Part 2

E-174

189

Exp. Date District

R. W. R. Robert J. R. R. Wayne J. C. L. R. A. M. W. E. A. L. E. B E. E. W. W C.

C. Stuart

E.

E. E.

S. R. D. W. Dean E. Lee K. A. E. R. Guy J.

C. W. N. E. B. J. D. N. L. B. F. E. David E. J. Don E. R. C. E.

F.

A. A. G. E. David A. D. Robert E. James W. M. W. L. D.

Edward

Lodge No.

Region

27 38 27 19 45 22 20 29 6

484 114 34 575 284 151 354 40 69 138 154 336 172 86 57 303 75 614 345 459 575 587 40 40 234 506 225 673 225 673 230 586 684 183 636 103 40 614 197 114 450 230 470

E A F D F A D E D B E A A A C F D B F F D F B B E B E E E E E F E D E G E B F A C E B

11/19/2018 8/12/2018 5/1/2018 3/8/2019 1/28/2019 4/1/2019 4/1/2019 8/1/2019 9/1/2019 11/7/2019 7/29/2019

24 20 17 19 44 24 24 4 27 27 41

69 450 120 392 284 69 534 97 443 684 708

D C B A F D D B E E G

Spooner Calhoun Ciburn Baskett Root McWilliams, Jr. Ybarra Huff Lynn Baskett McGill McWilliams, Jr. Michael Gilkerson Wheelock Wheeler Kendall Minton Frazier Jr. Crawford, Leonard Floyd Anderson Golden Hutcheson Hutchings Ybarra

9/14/2019 9/8/2018 8/15/2019 10/3/2018 12/2/2019 12/14/2018 12/2/2019 1/14/2019 4/2/2019 10/7/2018 4/7/2019 12/22/2018 4/15/2019 1/25/2019 6/24/2019 2/1/2019 7/6/2019 2/3/2019 8/1/2019 3/8/2019 10/1/2019 3/21/2019 10/25/2019 6/24/2019 11/22/2019 8/20/2019 11/15/2019

9 42 19 23 43 14 43 24 24 23 26 14 35 16 22 17 27 13 16 19 33 38 43 16 43 37 43

232 327 76 211 680 52 680 534 69 211 34 52 477 393 114 120 673 151 311 392 482 417 680 506 587 234 680

B G C E F C F D D C E C F B D B C A B C F G F B F E F

Pace White Kingsley Christine Wheelock Gerdes Lukenbill Shaw II Mullins Turner, Jr. Rollins Spence Pickren Heavin Rex Windle Hardy

1/28/2019 11/28/2018 1/28/2019 11/2/2018 6/24/2019 6/2/2018 8/29/2019 3/2/2019 3/7/2019 12/16/2018 4/2/2019 3/4/2019 5/4/2019 7/12/2019 3/4/2019 7/12/2019 3/18/2019

45 27B 44 10 22 30 16 30 44 45 27C 19 4 225 19 312 45

345 684 674 228 114 375 438 385 284 586 626 263 97 29 324 29 345

F E F A D D B D F F E C B E C E F

Reece Miles Stark Kingsley Clements Spears Mcguire Broggi

Windle

7/12/2019 1/16/2019 2/3/2019 11/24/2018 1/28/2019 3/3/2019 6/18/2019 10/27/2019 8/11/2018

29 16 10 19 44 27A 18 26 19

132 438 228 324 674 623 659 46 337

B A C F E C E C

10/21/2018 9/29/2018 12/10/2018 9/3/2019 9/24/2019 3/17/2019 10/25/2019 9/22/2019 11/22/2019

37 6 10 22 33 24 43 27 43

154 483 89 114 303 575 680 626 587

E B A A F D F C F

5/5/2019 9/7/2018 5/4/2019 1/6/2019

18 35 45 45

625 98 345 586

C F F F

7 26 27C 43 31 22 41

189 682 636 515 288 114 209

B D

Harder Kryger Tinker Banderman Mullins Minton Hall Huddleston Romanoskie Davis Waugh Abbott Mitchell O'Dell Peterson Cripps Thompson Bright Pace Soulsby Ingle Baker Scott Arellano Miller Golden Brasier Kendall Dittman Schneider Watkins Neatherry

Prince Inglish Singer Crites Herbig Bright Brooks Hall Landrum Watkins Anderson

8/15/2018 11/27/2018 8/19/2018 11/28/2018 1/28/2019 11/10/2018 12/15/2018 4/19/2019 1/6/2019 2/12/2019 10/21/2018 2/17/2019 3/2/2019 12/10/2018 3/4/2019 9/24/2019 4/18/2019 5/13/2019 9/8/2018 2/5/2019 4/26/2019 11/22/2019 6/14/2019 6/14/2019 9/3/2019 7/14/2019 7/12/2019 8/15/2018 7/12/2019 8/15/2018 7/12/2019 12/16/2018 8/20/2019 4/2/2019 9/25/2019 4/21/2019 7/7/2019 5/13/2019 10/4/2019 6/10/2019 10/4/2019 7/12/2019 11/7/2019

27B 22 26 24 44 13 12 27 24 7 37 22 10 10 15 33 25 19 45 35 24 43 27 27 37 16 29 27C 29 27C 29 45

Martin, Jr. Mercer Thompson Crawford Mullins Jr. Loomis Huff Linville Iwanow Prince Wilson

D-933 D-934 F-124 D-935 F-125 D-936 D-937 I-43

Douglas Jerry Rex Paul Kenneth Dennis William William

I-44 E-713 I-45 E-714 E-715 L-16 E-716 L-15 E-717

Billy Lloyd Bob Guy Christopher Carroll Charles Ervin Kevin

J. N. R. David O. S.

Waugh Brown O'Dell Wheelock McLemore Moorman Pittman Drewing Wiebe

M-13 F-541 F-542 N-5

Hugh Glen Richard Roger

Ed F. A. R.

Shubert Cron Lowrey Adams

G-403 691 692 H-293 693 694 695

Larry James Michael Barry Dennis John Mitchell

L. P.

Lambing Ditter Singer, III Jenkins Heckadon Hall Penn

Lynn L.

G. R.

W. E. E.

E. D. R. S.

7/12/2019 8/15/2018 8/15/2018 11/12/2019 1/3/2019 6/10/2019 7/29/2019

27B 23

E

E F C A G


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Subdivision

Card No.

Name

Subdivision Sub II Part 2 I Original Sub I Subdivision II - Part 2-1st Renewal SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub Sub I Subdivision II-Part 2-2nd Renewal SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub Sub I Subdivision II - Part 2-3rd Renewal SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub Subdivision Sub II Part 2 I - 1st Renewal SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub Sub I Subdivision II - Part 2-4th Renewal SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub Subdivision Sub II Part 2 I - 2nd Renewal

6758 680 6759 6760 A-469 6761 A-470 6762 A-471 6763 A-472 6764 A-473 6765 A-474 6766 A-475 6767 A-476 6768 A-477 6769 A-475 6770 A-460 6771 A-461 6772 A-462 6773 6773 B-335 6774 B-336 6775 B-337 6776 B-338 6777 B-339 6778 B-340 6779 6780 C-251 6781 C-252 6783 C-253

John Joshua August Mike Michael Michael Michael John Michael Michael Kenneth Douglas James Mark James Bradley Ronald Ronald David Jacob Adam Russel Justin Eric Douglas Larry Lloyd Lucas Frederic George Gregory Gary Kenneth Roy David Michael David John

Randall Wayne John Robert Joshua Lewis Glen Clarence George Cory Donald

C-254 A-3293 C-255 A-3294 C-256 A-3295 A-3296 D-195 A-3297 D-196

Gregory Brain Wayne Kenneth Columbus Lawrence Doug Elmo R. Guy

D-197 B-1956 D-198 B-1957 D-199 B-1958 B-1959 E-163 B-1960 B-1961 F-121 B-1962 F-122 B-1963 B-1964 H-68 B-1965 B-1966 I-46 B-1967 B-1968 K-20 B-1969 K-21

Tony Earl William Gary Columbus Roger Ronald Douglas Stephen Herman Edward Smith Gerald Guy Alan Bob Loran James Gary Ross Rick Benny Frederic Kenneth

C-1290 L-14 C-1291 L-15

Juan Carroll Thomas Hugh Wayne Thomas James John Christopher Roger Richard James Alan Edward Dennis

SubIII Part 2 Sub SubIII Part 2 Sub

Sub I Subdivision II - Part 2-5th Renewal Sub II I - Part 2 Sub Sub I Subdivision II - Part 2-6th Renewal Sub II I Part 2 Sub Sub II I Part 2 Sub Sub I Subdivision II - Part 2-8th Renewal Sub I Part 2 Sub II Sub I Subdivision II - Part 2-9th Renewal Sub II I Part 2 Sub Sub I Subdivision II - Part 2-11th Renewal Sub II I Part 2 Sub Sub II I Part 2 Sub Subdivision III- -3rd Subdivision PartRenewal 2 12th Renewal Sub I Part 2 Sub II Sub II I Part 2 Sub Sub I Subdivision II - Part 2 13th Renewal Sub II I Part 2 Sub Sub I Subdivision II - Part 2 14th Renewal Sub II I Part 2 Sub Sub I Subdivision II - Part 3 Original Sub Sub III Part 3 Sub I Sub II Part 3

Subdivision Sub II Part 3 I - 4th Renewal Sub II I Part 3 Sub Sub I Part 3 Sub II Sub I Subdivision II - Part 3 - 1st Renewal Sub II I Part 3 Sub Sub II I Part 3 Sub Subdivision Sub II Part 3 I - 5th Renewal SubIII Part 3 Sub SubIII Part 3 Sub SubIII Part 3 Sub SubIII Part 3 Sub SubIII Part 3 Sub SubdivisionIII -- Part 6th Renewal Subdivision 3 - 2nd Renewal SubIII Part 3 Sub SubIII Part 3 Sub Subdivision Sub II Part 3 I - 7th Renewal SubIII Part 3 Sub Subdivision Sub II Part 3 I - 8th Renewal SubIII Part 3 Sub Sub II Part 3 Subdivision II - Part 3 - 3rd Renewal

C-1292

C-1293 M-11

C-1294 C-1295 N-6 C-1296 C-1297 661 C-1298 662 663 D-933 664 D-934 665 D-935 D-936 A-472 D-937 A-473

John Douglas David Jerry Gary

2016 Exp. Date District

Lodge No.

Region

27 38 27 45 35 20 20 6 16

484 120 114 575 636 151 147 354 120 69 392 138 152 336 385 172 534 57 230 75 443 614 69 459 656 575 680 40 680 40 506 211 225 476 225 151 230 284 684 234 636 417 40 197 98 450 270 470 393

E B A D E A C D B D C B D A D A D C E cD B D CF D F FB B B D E C E A FE EE E G E FF C C B B

5/12/2019 8/12/2018 9/28/2019 3/8/2019 11/2/2019 4/1/2019 8/1/2019 12/16/2018 11/7/2019 6/24/2019

16 20 30 19 29 24 4 45 27 22

506 450 375 392 213 69 97 586 684 114

B C D A D D FB E D

Robins Calhoun McGuire Baskett Ceaft McWilliams, Jr. Huff Linville Lynn McGill Windle Michael Rindom Wheelock Kendall O'Dell Frazier Leonard Benskin Anderson Hutcheson Roach Ybarra Clements

7/28/2019 9/8/2018 10/13/2019 10/3/2018 11/2/2019 12/14/2018 1/14/2019 8/15/2019 4/2/2019 4/7/2019 7/12/2019 4/15/2019 8/19/2019 6/24/2019 7/6/2019 12/10/2018 8/1/2019 10/1/2019 8/27/2019 10/25/2019 11/22/2019 1/28/2019 11/15/2019 8/20/2019

18 42 26 23 29 14 24 4 24 26 29 35 34 22 27 10 16 33 34 43 43 45 43 27A

659 327 46 211 213 52 534 97 69 34 312 477 422 114 673 86 311 482 422 680 587 335 680 623

C G E EE C D B D EE FF D C A B FF F FF EF

White Moorman Christine Shubert Gerdes Shaw II Spencer Mullins Rollins Adams Pickren Heavin Kendall Windle Adams

11/28/2018 3/31/2019 11/2/2018 5/5/2019 6/2/2018 3/2/2019 11/2/2018 3/7/2019 4/2/2019 1/6/2019 5/4/2019 7/12/2019 8/15/2018 7/12/2019 3/7/2019

27B 24 10 18 30 30 20 44 27C 45 4 225 27C 312 20

684 575 228 625 375 385 450 284 626 586 97 29 673 29 450

EE A C

Hall Reece Watkins Miles Rahmeyer

6/10/2019 1/16/2019 7/12/2019 2/3/2019 10/26/2019 1/28/2019 6/18/2019 2/9/2019 10/27/2019 1/27/2019

22 16 29 10 11 44 18 30 26 24

114 438 230 228 491 674 659 375 46 363

B EE E C A B E A E F C D E D

4/6/2019 9/29/2018 7/12/2019 9/3/2019 7/29/2019 9/24/2019 10/6/2019 10/25/2019 12/2/2019 11/22/2019 12/2/2019

24 6 29 22 41 33 27 43 43 43 43

534 483 225 114 209 303 443 680 680 587 680

D B E A G EF FF FF

F D F B A B G C EF E

R. W.

Harder Thompson Kryger Banderman Singer, III J. Minton A. Todd R. Hall E. Wheeler Romanoskie E. Crawford, Jr. Wayne Portwood Davis E. C. Abbott Drennon Mitchell J.L. Huff A. Peterson W. Watkins W. Thompson `Iwanow E. Bright M. Mueller Soulsby McDonald L. Ingle E. Root Scott Ybarra B Arellano E. Golden N. Baskett E. Brasier L. Scarborough Dittman J. Minton W Watkins Robert Mullins C.

C. E.

S. F. D. Dean E. E. K. Alan E. Guy E. C. David W. E. N. B. J. Allen D. L. F. R. David R. Don R. L.

F. Leroy R. A. R. E. Ed A. D. E. Robert James R. M. W. W. R. R. W.

Lynn

Prince Hutchings Singer Floyd Herbig Brooks Cron Landrum Barrios Anderson Gilkerson

8/15/2018 9/25/2019 11/27/2018 11/28/2018 8/15/2018 11/10/2018 12/3/2018 12/15/2018 2/1/2019 1/6/2019 3/8/2019 2/12/2019 2/27/2019 2/17/2019 3/2/2019 3/2/2019 5/5/2019 3/4/2019 7/12/2019 4/18/2019 9/8/2019 5/13/2019 10/6/2019 2/5/2019 10/20/2019 4/26/2019 12/2/2019 6/14/2019 12/2/2019 6/14/2019 7/14/2019 10/7/2018 7/12/2019 12/18/2018 7/12/2019 2/3/2019 7/12/2019 3/7/2019 8/20/2019 8/20/2019 9/25/2019 9/3/2019 7/7/2019 10/4/2019 9/7/2018 10/4/2019 11/16/2018 11/7/2019 1/25/2019

27B 17 22 24 27C 13 20 12 17 24 19 7 30 22 30 10 24 15 29 25 27 19 24 35 18 24 43 27 43 27 16 23 29 15 29 13 29 44

Golden Mercer Gerdes Crawford Jr. Craft Loomis Linville Turner, Jr. Prince Wheelock

27B 37

Paul

G.

A-474 E-713 A-475 E-714 A-475 E-715 A-475 E-716 A-476 E-717 A-477

Dennis Wayne William Russell Ronald Lloyd David Guy Mitchell Christopher Adam Charles Lloyd Kevin Frederic

W. A. E. G. J. N. David S.

S.

Spears Gerdes Mcguire Humphrey Huff Brown Dittman Wheelock Penn McLemore Iwanow Pittman Root Wiebe Ybarra

F-541 B-340 F-542 B-341

Glen Gary Richard Donald

F. N. A. E.

Cron Baskett Lowrey Gilkerson

9/7/2018 10/7/2018 5/4/2019 1/25/2019

35 23 45 16

98 211 345 393

B-342 G-403 B-343 B-344 H-293 B-345 B-346

Michael Larry Robert Dennis Barry Edward Allan

J. L. C. W. E. W. D.

Minton Lambing Floyd Spears Jenkins Hutchings Dalton

2/3/2019 7/12/2019 3/21/2019 4/16/2019 11/12/2019 8/20/2019 3/15/2019

13 7 38

151 189 417

18 43 37

3 515 234 598

O. E.

Kingsley

37

D

D C F

FE


2016

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Subdivision

Card No.

Name

Subdivision Sub II Part 3 I Original SubIII Part 3 Sub Sub Sub III Part 3 Sub I Subdivision II - Part 3 - 4th Renewal SubIII Part 3 Sub Sub I Sub II Part 3 SubIII Part 3 Sub SubIII Part 3 Sub SubIII Part 3 Sub SubIII Part 3 Sub SubIII Part 3 Sub

6758 C-266 6759 C-267 6760 C-268 6761 6762 D-208 6763 D-209 6764 D-210 6765 D-211 6766 d-212 6767 D-213 6768 D-214 6769 6770 E-166 6771 E-167 6772 6773 F-122 6773 F-123 6774 I-46 6775 6776 L-18 6777 L-19 6778 L-20 6779 L-21 6780 L-22 6781 6783 P-3

John Daniel August Franklin Mike Edward Michael John Elmo Michael Michael Douglas R. Mark William Bradley Q Ronald Lloud Jacob Columbus Russel Eric Douglas Larry Edward Lucas George John Gregory Robert Kenneth Bob David David James

1A-3293 0A-3294 3A-3295 4A-3296 5A-3297

Brain Dave Kenneth Richard Lawrence Sam Doug Michael R. Bob

6 7B-1956 8B-1957 9B-1958 B-1959 10 B-1960 11 B-1961 12 B-1962 13 B-1963 14 B-1964 15 B-1965 16 B-1966 17 B-1967 18 B-1968 19 B-1969 20

Dennis Earl William Gary Stanley Roger Wayne Ronald Warren Stephen Roy Herman William Smith John Guy James Alan Robert Loran Kenneth James George Ross R Rick William Frederic Robert

21 C-1290 22 C-1291 23 C-1292 24 C-1293 25 C-1294 26 C-1295 27 C-1296 28 C-1297 29 C-1298 30

Gregory Juan Franklin Thomas David Wayne Glenn Thomas Michael John Robert Christopher Ronald Richard Michael James Frederk Edward Lloyd

31 D-933 32 D-934 33 D-935 34 D-936 35 D-937 36

Michael Douglas John Jerry Mark Paul Roger Dennis Curtis William Rick

E-713 1167 E-714 1168 E-715 1169 E-716 1170 E-717 1171

Lloyd David Guy Michael Christopher David Charles Richard Kevin Bryan

N. W. David F.

1172 F-541 1173 F-542 1174 1175 G-403 1176 1177 H-293 1178 1179 1180

Leonard Glen Michael Richard Larry

M. F. A. M.

David Larry Michael

W. L. A.

Sub I Subdivision II - Part 3 - 5th Renewal Sub II I Part 3 Sub Sub I Sub II Part 3 Sub I Subdivision II - Part 3 - 6th Renewal Sub II I Part 3 Sub Sub I Sub II Part 3 Sub II I Part 3 Sub Sub I Subdivision II - Part 3 - 12th Renewal Sub I Part 3 Sub II Sub I Sub II Part 3 Sub II I Part 3 Sub Sub II I Part 3 Sub Sub I Part 3 Sub II Sub I Subdivision II - Part 3 - 16th Renewal Sub II I Part 3 Sub

Subdivision II I --1st Renewal Subdivision Part 4 Original SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub Subdivision Sub II Part 4 I - 2nd Renewal

SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub Subdivision Sub II Part 4 I - 3rd Renewal SubIII Part 4 Sub Sub Sub III Part 4 SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub SubIII Part 4 Sub Subdivision Sub II Part 4 I - 4th Renewal Sub II I Part 4 Sub Sub II I Part 4 Sub Sub I Part 4 Sub II Sub II I Part 4 Sub Sub II I Part 4 Sub SubdivisionIII I --5th Renewal Subdivision Original Sub I Sub III SubIII I Sub SubIII I Sub Sub I Sub III Sub I Sub III Subdivision I - 6th Renewal Sub III SubIII I Sub Sub I Sub III Subdivision I - 7th Renewal Sub III SubIII I Sub Subdivision I - 8th Renewal Sub III SubIII I Sub Sub III Sub III

Randall Carroll John Benny Joshua Hugh Lewis Randall

Clarence

Cory Stanley

James Barry Marion Timothy Jacon

191

Exp. Date District

R. R. W.

Harder Quesenberry Kryger Lukenbill Banderman Windle J. Minton R. Hall Jr. E. Turner, Romanoskie Lee Apple Wayne White Davis Miguel C. Abbott E. McGuire L. Mitchell C. Robbins A. Peterson G. Lyon W. Thompson Craft E. Bright Soulsby A. Linville L. Ingle Windle Scott B Arellano Robert Mullins Golden I.E. Hayes E. Brasier R. O'Dell Dittman W Watkins Ellis Spencer C. Prince R. Moorman Singer Leroy Roach E. Herbig Ed Shubert S. Brooks Jay Jones D. Landrum Dean Anderson E. Massey K. E. Guy L. J. C. R. W.

W. Robert N. E. B. J. E. D. L. L. Edward F. A. David D. Don E. R. Miguel

F. J. E. E.

A. E. G. A. H. D. E. Robert E. James James M. Paul W. Y. E. F. J. Lynn C.

G.

W. M.

E. A.

R. O. W. S.

P.

E. E. W.

Lodge No.

Region E C A B D D A D F D E B E A E A B C C D D B BF D E B FB B B E B E E C E D FE E C FF C B B

8/15/2018 11/21/2018 11/27/2018 8/29/2019 11/28/2018 8/25/2019 11/10/2018 12/15/2018 12/16/2018 1/6/2019 2/25/2019 2/12/2019 4/2/2019 2/17/2019 9/8/2019 3/2/2019 8/18/2019 3/4/2019 10/6/2019 4/18/2019 11/2/2019 5/13/2019 2/5/2019 10/27/2018 4/26/2019 7/12/2019 6/14/2019 6/14/2019 3/7/2019 7/14/2019 5/25/2019 7/12/2019 2/3/2019 7/12/2019 7/12/2019 1/4/2019 8/20/2019 2/23/2019 9/25/2019 1/28/2019 7/7/2019 5/5/2019 10/4/2019 5/18/2019 10/4/2019 11/7/2019 7/6/2019

27B 19 22 16 24 29 13 12 45 24 27B 7 27B 22 26 10 18 15 14 25 29 19 35 4 24 29 27 27 44 16 15 29 9 29 29 19 27 45 27 18 45 35 20 6 15

484 391 114 438 575 312 151 354 586 69 45 138 484 336 46 172 659 57 216 75 213 614 459 97 575 312 40 40 284 506 149 225 89 225 230 391 684 575 636 335 40 625 197 439 450 470 476

8/12/2018 7/18/2019 3/8/2019 7/18/2019 4/1/2019 7/23/2019 8/1/2019 7/23/2019 11/7/2019 7/23/2019

20 22 19 27 24 13 4 13 27 9

450 114 392 281 69 344 97 151 684 89

C A A C D A B A E B

Spears Calhoun Siegfried Baskett Massey McWilliams, Jr. Hutchings Huff Dixon Lynn Scarbough McGill McGuire Michael Pace Wheelock Merchant Kendall Floyd Frazier Crawford Leonard Barris Anderson White Hutcheson Sherman Ybarra Hammond

8/13/2019 9/8/2018 8/16/2019 10/3/2018 8/16/2019 12/14/2018 8/20/2019 1/14/2019 8/20/2019 4/2/2019 8/16/2019 4/7/2019 8/25/2019 4/15/2019 8/20/2019 6/24/2019 8/16/2019 7/6/2019 8/19/2019 8/1/2019 9/6/2019 10/1/2019 9/3/2019 10/25/2019 9/4/2019 11/22/2019 9/10/2019 11/15/2019 9/10/2019

18 42 15 23 15 14 37 24 27 24 15 26 26 35 45 22 14 27 38 16 19 33 20 43 27 43 45 43 34

659 327 149 211 476 52 234 534 281 69 476 34 46 477 345 114 205 673 417 311 392 482 276 680 484 587 345 680 570

B G C E C C E D E D C EE FF D C C G B B CF EF FF FF

Golden White Lukenbill Christine Turner Gerdes Burrows Shaw II Wheeler Mullins Martin Rollins Huff Pickren Singer Heavin Barra Windle Root

9/28/2019 11/28/2018 9/27/2019 11/2/2018 9/26/2019 6/2/2018 9/26/2019 3/2/2019 9/26/2019 3/7/2019 9/27/2019 4/2/2019 9/15/2019 5/4/2019 9/15/2019 7/12/2019 9/13/2019 7/12/2019 9/13/2019

16 27B 16 10 31 30 18 30 17 44 24 27C 24 4 27 225 43 312 43

506 684 438 228 288 375 659 385 120 284 69 626 534 97 636 29 680 29 680

B E B cA D B D B F D E D B E FE FE

Smith Reece Tune Miles Abbott Kingsley Adams Spears Fulbright Mcguire Kingcade

10/6/2019 1/16/2019 8/24/2019 2/3/2019 11/3/2019 1/28/2019 11/8/2019 6/18/2019 11/10/2019 10/27/2019 11/14/2019

35 16 29 10 22 44 45 18 27 26 19

477 438 225 228 336 674 586 659 443 46 391

F B D A A FF C E E C

Brown Watkins Wheelock Smith McLemore Caraballo Pittman Gibson Wiebe Thornburgh

9/29/2018 9/25/2018 9/3/2019 7/17/2018 9/24/2019 7/17/2018 10/25/2019 7/25/2018 11/22/2019 7/20/2018

6 29 22 35 33 19 43 4 43 39

483 230 114 477 303 337 680 97 587 153

Endicott, Jr. Cron III Singer, Lowrey Endicott Larkin Lambing Marvin

8/17/2018 9/7/2018 8/15/2018 5/4/2019 8/15/2018

27C 35 27C 45 27B

8/15/2018 7/12/2019 8/8/2018 8/15/2018 11/12/2019 9/11/2018 8/12/2018 9/6/2018

26 7 16 26 43 36 38 25

95 98 636 345 27 179 189 506

B E A F F C F B F G E EF EF D B B D F G G D

Mercer Wheelock Crawford Jr. Kaeser Loomis Reed Linville Minton Prince Odell

Ditter Jenkins Williams Briner Thompson

27B 24

682 515 239 417 75


192

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Subdivision

Card No.

Name

Subdivision I Original Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub I Sub III Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub I Sub III Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Subdivision I - 1st Renewal Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub I Subdivision III - 1st Renewal Sub III I Sub Subdivision I - 2nd Renewal Sub III

6758 1181 6759 1182 6760 1183 6761 1184 6762 1185 6763 1186 6764 1187 6765 1188 6766 1189 6767 1190 6768 1191 6769 1192 6770 1193 6771 1194 6772 1195 6773 1196 6773 1197 6774 1198 6775 1199 6776 1120 6777 1121 6778 1122 6779 1123 6780 1124 6781 1125 6783 1126

John Bobby August Matthew Mike Charles Michael Douglas John William Michael Scott Douglas James Mark Timothy Bradley Samuel Ronald Leonard Jacob William Russel Rick Eric William Larry Steven Lucas Keith George John Gregory Cleo Kenneth David David Kenneth David Michael

Randall Mark John Gary Joshua Cary Lewis Bradley Clarence Michael Cory Lawrence

C. C.

S. L. D. D. Dean L.

Prince Abbott Singer Lashley Herbig Style Brooks Mitchell Landrum Voyles Anderson Alvins

1127 A-3293 1128 A-3294 1129 A-3295 1130 A-3296 A-3297 A-640

Clarence Brain Timothy Kenneth Geoff Lawrence John

Daniel K. J. E. T. Guy G.

Landrum Mercer Watkins Crawford Jr. Sawyer Loomis Plunkett

Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub I Sub III Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Subdivision I - 3rd Renewal Sub III Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub I Subdivision III - 2nd Renewal Sub I Sub III Sub I Sub III Subdivision I - 4th Renewal Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Subdivision I - 5th Renewal Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub I Subdivision III - 3rd Renewal Sub III I Sub Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Subdivision I - 6th Renewal Sub III Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Subdivision I - 7th Renewal Sub III Sub III I Sub Subdivision I - 8th Renewal Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub III Sub III

2016 Exp. Date District

R. D. W. L.

J. W. R. L. A. Wayne Dean C. J. L. D. A. W. James E. A. J. L. B L. E. E. E.

W L. R.

E. C.

Lodge No.

Region

27 25 27 25 45 10 20 37 6 18

484 262 114 114 575 105 151 138 354 232 69 263 138 228 336 446 172 30 57 66 75 11 614 391 459 345 575 391 40 99 40 31 506 288 225 225 225 363 230 673 684 336 636 11 40 11 197 38 450 598 470 617

E C A A D A A B D B D C B A A C A A C B D D B C F F D C B F B B B c E D E D E E E A E D E D F A C E B B

9/21/2019 8/12/2018 2/16/2019 3/8/2019 10/12/2019 4/1/2019 11/16/2019 8/1/2019 11/7/2019 11/20/2018

20 20 18 19 16 24 38 4 27 25

450 450 446 392 438 69 670 97 684 246

C C C A B D G B E D

11/15/2018 9/8/2018 11/9/2018 10/3/2018 12/10/2018 12/14/2018 1/18/2019 1/14/2019 1/28/2019 4/2/2019 2/1/2019 4/7/2019 12/26/2018 4/15/2019 3/3/2019 6/24/2019 3/2/2019 7/6/2019 3/7/2019 8/1/2019 3/14/2019 10/1/2019 4/14/2019 10/25/2019 4/3/2019 11/22/2019 3/18/2019 11/15/2019 4/30/2019

12 42 17 23 18 14 15 24 20 24 5 26 39 35 27C 22 25 27 34 16 12 33 42 43 26 43 39 43 16

354 327 120 211 220 52 364 534 450 69 198 34 153 477 281 114 11 673 422 311 660 482 298 680 34 587 153 680 438

D G B E C C C D C D B E G F E D D C F B D F G F E F G F B

McMunn White Huff Christine Cotton Gerdes Kendal Shaw II Davis Mullins Humphrey Rollins Galemore Pickren Heavin Walden Windle Floyd

3/18/2019 11/28/2018 5/24/2019 11/2/2018 7/25/2019 6/2/2018 7/19/2019 3/2/2019 9/13/2019 3/7/2019 10/6/2019 4/2/2019 10/10/2019 5/4/2019 7/12/2019 10/8/2018 7/12/2019 10/14/2018

39 27B 24 10 2 30 27 30 28 44 24 27C 39 4 225 14 312 38

153 684 534 228 16 375 673 385 12 284 363 626 310 97 29 52 29 417

G E D A A D C D E F D E G B E C E G

Harder Smith Kryger James Banderman Allen Minton Davis Hall Spooner Romanoskie Filkins Davis Mozinge Abbott Watkins MitchellJr. Thomas, Peterson Campbell Thompson House Bright Kingcade Soulsby Sherman Ingle Holbrook Scott Army Arellano Cochran Golden Fields Brasier Dittman Dittman Brasier Watkins Sparks

27B 21 22 22 24 3 13 7 12 9 24 19 7 10 22 18 10 13 15 5 25 25 19 19 35 45 24 19 27 44 27 16 16 31 29 29 29 24 29 27 27B 22

A-641 B-1956 A-642 B-1957 A-643 B-1958 A-644 B-1959 A-645 B-1960 A-646 B-1961 A-647 B-1962 A-648 B-1963 A-649 B-1964 A-650 B-1965 A-651 B-1966 A-652 B-1967 A-653 B-1968 A-654 B-1969 A-655

Doug R. Thomas John Earl Joshua Gary James Roger Douglas Ronald Brian Stephen David Herman Kenneth Smith Warren Guy Scott Alan Gary Loran Kenneth James Leonard Ross Herman Rick Michael Frederic Divern

A-656 C-1290 A-657 C-1291 A-658 C-1292 A-659 C-1293 A-660 C-1294 A-665 C-1295 A-667 C-1296 C-1297 B-378 C-1298 B-379

Michael Juan Ronald Thomas Tom Wayne Alan Thomas Kerry John Russell Christopher Rpnald Richard James Steven Edward Robert

B-380 D-933 B-381 D-934 B-382 D-935 B-383 D-936 B-384 D-937 B-385

Douglas Michael Jerry Christopher Paul William Dennis Chris William John

McWilliams, Jr.

J. Lynn James G. R. W. E. W.

Reece Minton Miles Rollins Kingsley Siegfried Spears Marcum Mcguire Eden

12/14/2018 1/16/2019 1/15/2019 2/3/2019 4/2/2019 1/28/2019 6/10/2019 6/18/2019 4/5/2019 10/27/2019 6/12/2019

14 16 13 10 27C 44 15 18 17 26 44

52 438 151 228 626 674 149 659 53 46 129

C B A A E F B C B E F

B-386 E-713 B-387

Tom Lloyd William

N. R.

Williams Brown Siegrried

R. O. A. S. E.

Wheelock McLemore Adams Pittman McCormack Wiebe Christine

6/28/2019 9/29/2018 8/15/2019 9/3/2019 9/24/2019 7/14/2018 10/25/2019 10/1/2018 11/22/2019 11/2/2018

43 6 15 22 33 20 43 12 43 10

379 483 149 114 303 450 680 612 587 228

B C A F C F D F A

Louis Glen Richard Richard Donald

V. F. L. A. E.

Sieg Cron Krevitz Lowrey Gilkerson

11/23/2018 9/7/2018 12/2/2018 5/4/2019 1/25/2019

24 35 19 45 16

123 98 324 345 393

Michael Larry Jerry Paul Barry Richard Lester Loran

E. L. Lynn G. E. E.

Wheeler Lambing Miles Kingsley Jenkins Sprenkle Prewitt Frazier

2/1/2019 7/12/2019 2/3/2019 1/28/2019 11/12/2019 3/10/2019 4/2/2019 8/1/2019

17 7 10

120 189 228

44 43 33 13 16

674 515 315 151 311

E-714 E-715 C-223 E-716 C-224 E-717 C-225

C-226 F-541 C-227 F-542 C-228 C-229 G-403 C-230 C-231 H-293 C-232 C-233 C-234

Roger

Guy Christopher Dennis Charles Gary Kevin Thomas

C. L. R. W. N. L. B. C. J. K. D. W. L. E. F. E. David A. Don L. R. V. L. F. A. H. A. A. J. E. A. W. D. Robert G. James G. M. W. W. C. B.

David

Don

Linville Prince Cahall Hall Calhoun Thompson Baskett Lowman McWilliams, Jr. Harvey Huff Mercer Lynn Moyer McGill Waggoner Michael Dixon Wheelock Schultz Kendall Benskin Frazier Shumard Leonard Modlinski Anderson McGill Hutcheson McMunn Ybarra Jr. Mease,

8/15/2018 9/28/2018 11/27/2018 10/17/2018 11/28/2018 10/14/2018 11/10/2018 12/4/2018 12/15/2018 12/17/2018 1/6/2019 1/14/2019 2/12/2019 2/14/2019 2/17/2019 2/2/2019 3/2/2019 2/2/2019 3/4/2019 3/17/2019 4/18/2019 3/7/2019 5/13/2019 4/6/2019 2/5/2019 5/4/2019 4/26/2019 5/9/2019 6/14/2019 6/16/2019 6/14/2019 6/30/2019 7/14/2019 7/12/2019 7/12/2019 7/12/2019 7/12/2019 7/12/2019 7/12/2019 7/14/2019 8/20/2019 8/11/2019 9/25/2019 7/23/2019 7/7/2019 7/27/2019 10/4/2019 7/28/2019 10/4/2019 8/20/2019 11/7/2019 9/1/2019

F

D F C F B B B A F F F A B


2016

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Subdivision

Card No.

Name

Subdivision I Original Sub III Sub I Subdivision III - 4th Renewal Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub I Sub III Sub I Sub III Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub I Sub III

John Wes

Sub I Subdivision III - 5th Renewal Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub I Subdivision III - 6th Renewal Sub III I Sub Sub III I Sub Sub Sub IIII Sub Sub IIII Sub Sub IIII Sub Sub IIII Sub I Subdivision III - 7th Renewal Sub Sub IIII Sub I Subdivision III - 10th Renewal

6758 C-235 6759 6760 D-157 6761 D-158 6762 D-159 6763 D-160 6764 D-161 6765 D-162 6766 D-163 6767 D-164 6768 D-165 6769 D-166 6770 D-167 6771 6772 E-134 6773 E-135 6773 6774 F-69 6775 F-70 6776 F-71 6777 F-72 6778 F-73 6779 F-74 6780 6781 G-47 6783

Sub I Subdivision III - 12th Renewal Sub Sub IIII Sub I Subdivision IV - Part 1 Original Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub IV I Part 1 Sub

A-3293 A-3294 L-2 A-3295 A-3296 1 A-3297 2

Subdivision I - 1st Renewal Sub III

Subdivision Sub IV Part 1I - 2nd Renewal Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub I Part 1 Sub IV Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub I Part 1 Sub IV Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub I Part 1 Sub IV Sub I Part 1 Sub IV Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub I Part 1 Sub IV Sub I Part 1 Sub IV Subdivision Sub IV Part 1I - 3rd Renewal

Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub I Part 1 Sub IV Sub I Part 1 Sub IV Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub I Part 1 Sub IV Subdivision Sub IV Part 1I - 4th Renewal Sub Sub IIV Part 1 Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub IV I Part 1 Sub Sub I Subdivision IV - Part 2 Original Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Subdivision Sub IV Part 2I - 5th Renewal Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Sub I Part 2 Sub IV Sub I Part 2 Sub IV Subdivision Sub IV Part 2I - 6th Renewal Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Subdivision Sub IV Part 2I - 7th Renewal Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Subdivision Sub IV Part 2I - 8th Renewal Sub I Part 2 Sub IV Sub IV Part 2 Sub IV Part 2

August Mike Michael Michael Cecil John G. Michael Le Royce Douglas Alvin Mark Carroll Bradley Richard Ronald James Jacob John Russel William Eric Christopher Larry Lucas R. George Christopher Gregory Kenneth Randy David Douglas David Kenneth Randall Robert John Lawrence Joshua James Lewis Clarence John Cory

J-13

Bob Brain Kenneth Albert Lawrence Doug G R. Dennis

3 B-1956 4 B-1957 5 B-1958 6 B-1959 7 B-1960 8 B-1961 9 B-1962 10 B-1963 11 B-1964 12 B-1965 13 B-1966 14 B-1967 15 B-1968 16 B-1969 17

Richard Earl William Gary John

18 C-1290 20 C-1291 21 C-1292 22 C-1293 23 C-1294 24 C-1295 25 C-1296 26 C-1297 27 C-1298 28

Roger Robert

Ronald Stanley Stephen Robert

Herman Anthony

Smith Michael Guy Richard Alan Bob Loran Glenn James Robert Ross Michael Rick Gregory Frederic Dennis Robert Juan Brad Thomas Joshua

Wayne Franklin Thomas Randy John John Christopher Steven Richard Douglas James Geroge Edward JJ

29 D-933 30 D-934 31 D-935 32 D-936 D-937 1

Roy Douglas Brian Jerry Kenneth Paul Rick Dennis William G

2 E-713 3 E-714 4 E-715 5 E-716 6 E-717 7 8 F-541 9 F-542 10 11 G-403 12 13 H-293 14 15 16

Dennis Lloyd Richard Guy William Christopher John

Charles Robert

Kevin Stanley Robert

Glen Anthony Richard Michael Richard Larry Bob Glenn Barry Robert Michael Gregory

193

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R. W. L. J. Y. R. David Dean Wayne O. C. R. L. A. W. R. E. J.

L.

Miguel B E. E. E. A. W R.

C. L.

M.

E.

S. D. Robert Dean R. K. E. H. Guy David

C. W. Miguel W. Robert N. A. B. E. J. E. D. Lee L. J. F. P. David W. R. Don H. R. E. C. F. E. D.

A. E. A. D. E. Robert James M. W. L. K. Lynn

G. A. W. E. David W. N. Miguel David Robert A. O. E. S. E. Lee F. J. A. P. W. L. R. H. E. E. C. E.

Harder Revels

Lodge No.

Region E B A D E A E D A D A B C A D A D C D D E B E F E D B E B F B E G E B E E E B E F E F F C F B

Prince Hayes Singer Cripps Herbig Leonard Brooks Landrum Mullins Anderson

8/15/2018 8/15/2019 11/27/2018 11/28/2018 7/23/2018 11/10/2018 7/31/2018 12/15/2018 8/11/2018 1/6/2019 10/20/2018 2/12/2019 1/28/2019 2/17/2019 2/25/2019 3/2/2019 7/12/2019 3/4/2019 7/12/2019 4/18/2019 9/6/2019 5/13/2019 9/6/2019 2/5/2019 8/31/2019 4/26/2019 6/14/2019 11/22/2018 6/14/2019 9/24/2019 7/14/2019 7/12/2019 9/2/2018 7/12/2019 8/30/2018 7/12/2019 12/1/2018 8/20/2019 5/25/2019 9/25/2019 9/24/2019 7/7/2019 10/1/2019 10/4/2019 10/4/2019 1/28/2019 11/7/2019

27B 7 22 24 27B 13 28 12 22 24 10 7 32 22 24 10 29 15 29 25 26 19 27 35 26 24 27 27B 27 33 16 29 39 29 4 29 27A 27 33 27 33 45 20 44 6

484 78 114 575 45 151 131 354 114 69 481 138 368 336 575 172 225 57 225 75 80 614 443 459 46 575 40 484 40 303 506 225 573 225 97 230 623 684 149 636 303 40 482 197 450 284 470

O'Dell Mercer Crawford Jr. Miller Loomis Linville Wheelock Prince Spears

12/10/2018 8/12/2018 3/8/2019 8/31/2019 4/1/2019 8/1/2019 3/21/2018 11/7/2019 7/20/2019

10 20 19 26 24 4 22 27 18

86 450 392 46 69 97 114 684 659

A

White Calhoun Siegfried Baskett Pace

9/4/2019 9/8/2018 8/16/2019 10/3/2018 9/16/2019 12/14/2018 9/10/2019 1/14/2019 10/6/2017 4/2/2019 8/1/2017 4/7/2019 8/27/2019 4/15/2019 8/20/2019 6/24/2019 6/16/2019 7/6/2019 9/19/2019 8/1/2019 9/26/2019 10/1/2019 9/27/2019 10/25/2019 9/27/2019 11/22/2019 9/28/2019 11/15/2019 9/28/2019

27 42 15 23 45 14 34 24 15 24 15 26 16 35 27 22 27 27 10 16 18 33 24 43 17 43 16 43 31

484 327 149 211 345 52 570 534 476 69 149 34 438 477 636 114 281 673 89 311 659 482 69 680 120 587 506 680 342

E G B E F C F D C D B E B F E D C C A B B F D F B F B F C

White Fowler Christine Thompson Gerdes Lukenbill Shaw II Jennings Mullins Harder Rollins Walden Pickren Reece Heavin Barrios Windle Tune

3/21/2019 11/28/2018 7/22/2019 11/2/2018 7/14/2019 6/2/2018 9/7/2019 3/2/2019 10/17/2019 3/7/2019 9/25/2019 4/2/2019 8/23/2017 5/4/2019 10/8/2019 7/12/2019 10/22/2019 7/12/2019 8/24/2019

38 27B 18 10 17 30 16 30 39 44 27 27C 14 4 16 225 20 312 29

684 446 228 120 375 438 385 573 284 484 626 52 97 438 29 276 29 225

417

G E C A C D B D G F E E C B B E C E E

Scarborough Reece Mercer Miles Crawford Jr Kingsley Kingcade Spears Mcguire Wheelock

8/16/2019 1/16/2019 4/3/2019 2/3/2019 11/25/2019 1/28/2019 12/4/2019 6/18/2019 10/27/2019 3/21/2018

15 16 20 10 19 44 19 18 26 22

476 438 450 228 392 674 391 659 46 114

C B C A C F C C E A

7/20/2019

18 6 27 22 15 33 45 43 34 43 15

659 483 484 114 149 303 345 680 570 587 476

B E A B F F F F F C

8/1/2017 9/7/2018 8/27/2019 5/4/2019 8/20/2019 6/16/2019 7/12/2019 9/19/2019

15 35 16 45 27

149 98 438 345 636

27 7 10

9/26/2019 11/12/2019 9/27/2019 9/27/2019 9/28/2019

18 43 24 17 16

281 189 89 659 515 69 120 506

Kryger Banderman Apple Minton Isaac Hall Wheelock Romanoskie McAdams Davis Griffin Abbott Moorman Mitchell Ferranto Peterson Heavin Thompson Jackson Bright Zimmerman Soulsby Newbold Ingle Scott White Arellano McLemore Golden Brasier Jennings Dittman Linville Watkins Clements

McWilliams, Jr. Hammond

Huff Massey Lynn Hayes

McGill Kearns

Michael Singer Wheelock Kaeser Kendall O'Dell Frazier Jr Burrows Leonard Martin Anderson Wheeler Hutcheson Golden Ybarra Heckadon Floyd

Spears Brown White Wheelock Siegfried McLemore Pace

Pittman Hammond

Wiebe Massey Hayes

Cron Kearns Lowrey Singer Kaeser Lambing O'Dell Burrows Jr Jenkins Martin Wheeler Golden

9/29/2018 9/4/2019 9/3/2019 8/16/2019 9/24/2019 9/16/2019 10/25/2019 9/10/2019 11/22/2019 10/6/2017

27B 15

C A E D B A E C

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Subdivision Sub IV Part 2I Original Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Sub I Part 2 Sub IV Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Sub I Part 2 Sub IV Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Sub I Part 2 Sub IV Sub I Part 2 Sub IV Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Sub IV I Part 2 Sub Sub I Subdivision IV - Part 3 Original Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub I Part 3 Sub IV Sub I Part 3 Sub IV Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Subdivision Sub IV Part 3I - 1st Renewal Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub I Part 3 Sub IV Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Subdivision Sub IV Part 3I - 2nd Renewal

6758 17 6759 18 6760 20 6761 21 6762 22 6763 23 6764 24 6765 25 6766 26 6767 27 6768 28 6769 29 6770 30 6771 31 6772 32 16773 26773 36774 46775 56776 66777 76778 86779 96780 6781 10 6783 11

John Dennis August Robert Mike Brad Michael Joshua John Franklin Michael Randy Douglas John Mark Steve Bradley Douglas Ronald Geroge Jacob JJ Russel Roy Eric Brian Larry Kenneth Lucas Rick George G Gregory Dennis Kenneth Richard David William David John

12 A-3293 13 A-3294 14 A-3295 15 A-3296 16 A-3297 17

Bob Brain Glenn Kenneth Robert Lawrence Michael Doug Gregory R. Dennis Robert Earl Brad Gary Joshua

Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub I Part 3 Sub IV Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub I Part 3 Sub IV Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub IV I Part 3 Sub Sub I Part 3 Sub IV Sub I Part 3 Sub IV Sub I Subdivision IV - Part 4 Original Subdivision Sub IV Part 4I - 3rd Renewal Sub IV I Part 4 Sub Sub IV I Part 4 Sub Sub IV I Part 4 Sub Sub IV I Part 4 Sub Sub I Part 4 Sub IV Sub IV I Part 4 Sub Sub IV I Part 4 Sub Sub I Part 4 Sub IV Sub I Part 4 Sub IV

Subdivision Sub IV Part 4I - 4th Renewal Sub IV I Part 4 Sub Sub I Part 4 Sub IV Sub IV I Part 4 Sub Sub IV I Part 4 Sub Sub IV I Part 4 Sub Subdivision Sub IV Part 4 I - 5th Renewal Sub IV I Part 4 Sub Sub IV I Part 4 Sub Sub I Part 4 Sub IV Sub I Part 4 Sub IV Sub IV I Part 4 Sub Subdivision Sub IV Part 4 I - 6th Renewal Sub I Part 4 Sub IV Sub IV I Part 4 Sub Subdivision Sub IV Part 4 I - 7th Renewal Sub IV I Part 4 Sub

Subdivision I - 8th Renewal Sub I

18 B-1956 20 B-1957 21 B-1958 22 B-1959 23 B-1960 24 B-1961 25 B-1962 26 B-1963 27 B-1964 28 B-1965 29 B-1966 30 B-1967 31 B-1968 32 1B-1969 2 3C-1290 4C-1291 5C-1292 6C-1293 7C-1294 8C-1295 9C-1296 C-1297 11 C-1298 12 13 D-933 14 D-934 15 D-935 16 D-936 17 D-937 18

Randall Robert

John Stanley Joshua Robert Lewis Anthony Clarence Michael Cory Richard

Roger Franklin Ronald Randy Stephen John Herman Steve Smith Douglas Guy Geroge Alan JJ Loran Roy James Brian Ross Kenneth Rick Rick Frederic G Dennis Juan Richard Thomas William Wayne John

Thomas Robert

John Stanley Christopher Robert Richard Anthony

James Richard Edward Bob Glenn Douglas Robert Jerry Michael Paul Gregory Dennis Dennis William Robert Michael Lloyd Joshua

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R. D. W. J. R. E.

Wayne C. L. A. W. E. L. K.

L.

A.

B David E. W. E. Miguel Robert W A. C. E. E. E. Lee S. J. D. P. Dean W. R. K. H. E. E. Guy C. E. C. D.

W. N. B. J. E. D. L. F. David Don L. R. K. F. A. David W. A. Miguel E. Robert A. A. D. E. Robert E. James Lee M. J. W. W. R. H. E. Lynn C. G. E. W. D. E.

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27 15 27 15 45 16 20 27 6 27

484 342 114 417 575 446 151 120 354 438 69 573 138 484 336 52 172 438 57 276 75 225 614 476 459 450 575 392 40 391 40 114 506 659 225 484 225 149 230 345 684 570 636 476 40 149 197 438 450 636 470 281

E C A G D C A C D B D G B E A C A B C C D E B C F C D C B C B A B C E E E B FE FE E C E B F B C E B C

9/19/2019 8/12/2018 9/26/2019 3/8/2019 9/27/2019 4/1/2019 9/27/2019 8/1/2019 9/28/2019 11/7/2019 9/28/2019

10 20 18 19 24 24 17 4 16 27 31

89 450 659 392 69 69 120 97 506 684 342

A C B A D D B B B E C

3/21/2019 9/8/2018 7/22/2019 10/3/2018 7/14/2019 12/14/2018 9/7/2019 1/14/2019 10/17/2019 4/2/2019 9/25/2019 4/7/2019 8/23/2017 4/15/2019 10/8/2019 6/24/2019 10/22/2019 7/6/2019 8/24/2019 8/1/2019 8/16/2019 10/1/2019 4/3/2019 10/25/2019 11/25/2019 11/22/2019 12/4/2019 11/15/2019 3/21/2018

38 42 18 23 17 14 16 24 39 24 27 26 14 35 16 22 20 27 29 16 15 33 20 43 19 43 19 43 22

327 446 211 120 52 438 534 573 69 484 34 52 477 438 114 276 673 225 311 476 482 450 680 392 587 391 680 114

417

G G C E C C B D G D E E C F B D C C E B C F C F C F C F A

11/28/2018 9/4/2019 11/2/2018 8/16/2019 6/2/2018 9/16/2019 3/2/2019 9/10/2019 3/7/2019 10/6/2017 4/2/2019 8/1/2017 5/4/2019 8/27/2019 7/12/2019 6/16/2019 7/12/2019 9/19/2019

18 27B 27 10 15 30 45 30 34 44 15 27C 15 4 16 225 27 312 10

659 684 484 228 149 375 345 385 570 284 476 626 149 97 438 29 281 29 89

C E E A B D F D F F C E B B B E C E A

9/26/2019 1/16/2019 9/27/2019 2/3/2019 9/27/2019 1/28/2019 9/28/2019 6/18/2019 9/28/2019 10/27/2019 3/21/2019

18 16 24 10 17 44 16 18 31 26 38

659 438 69 228 120 674 506 659 342 46 417

B B D A B F B C C E G

Singer, Jr Brown Thompson

9/25/2019 9/29/2018 7/14/2019 9/3/2019 9/7/2019 9/24/2019 10/17/2019 10/25/2019 7/25/2018 11/22/2019 10/8/2019

27 6 17 22 16 33 39 43 14 43 16

483 120 114 438 303 573 680 52 587 438

B C A B F G F C F B

Barrios Cron Tune

10/22/2019 9/7/2018 8/24/2019 5/4/2019 8/16/2019

276 98 225 345 476 450 189 392

C F E F C C B C

515

F

Prince Hammond Singer Massey Herbig Hayes Brooks Kearns Landrum Singer Anderson Kaeser

O'Dell Mercer Jr Burrows Crawford Jr. Martin Loomis Wheeler Linville Golden Prince Heckadon Floyd

Calhoun Fowler Baskett Thompson McWilliams, Jr. Lukenbill Huff Jennings Lynn Harder McGill Walden Michael Reece Wheelock Barrios Kendall Tune Frazier Scarborough Leonard Mercer Anderson Crawford Jr Hutcheson Kingcade Ybarra Wheelock Spears White White Christine Siegfried Gerdes Pace

Shaw II Hammond

Mullins Massey Rollins Hayes Pickren Kearns

Heavin Kaeser Windle O'Dell Burrows Jr Reece Martin Miles Wheeler Kingsley Golden Spears Heckadon Mcguire Floyd

8/15/2018 9/28/2019 11/27/2018 3/21/2019 11/28/2018 7/22/2019 11/10/2018 7/14/2019 12/15/2018 9/7/2019 1/6/2019 10/17/2019 2/12/2019 9/25/2019 2/17/2019 8/23/2019 3/2/2019 10/8/2019 3/4/2019 10/22/2019 4/18/2019 8/24/2019 5/13/2019 8/16/2019 2/5/2019 4/3/2019 4/26/2019 11/25/2019 6/14/2019 12/4/2019 6/14/2019 3/21/2018 7/14/2019 7/25/2019 7/12/2019 9/4/2019 7/12/2019 8/16/2019 7/12/2019 9/16/2019 8/20/2019 9/10/2019 9/25/2019 10/6/2017 7/7/2019 8/1/2017 10/4/2019 8/27/2019 10/4/2019 8/20/2019 11/7/2019 6/16/2019

27B 31 22 38 24 18 13 17 12 16 24 39 7 27 22 14 10 16 15 20 25 29 19 15 35 20 24 19 27 19 27 22 16 18 29 27 29 15 29 45

7/20/2019

27B 34

19 E-713 21 E-714 22 E-715 23 E-716 25 E-717 26 27 F-541 28 F-542 29 30 G-403 31

Richard Roy Brian Larry Kenneth

A. L. K. L.

Lowrey Scarborough Mercer Lambing Jr Crawford

4/3/2019 7/12/2019 11/25/2019

20 35 29 45 15 20 7 19

H-293

Barry

E.

Jenkins

11/12/2019

43

Guy Franklin Christopher Randy Charles Steve Kevin Douglas Geroge Glen JJ

Paul

Lodge No.

Harder Heckadon Kryger Floyd Banderman Fowler Minton Thompson Hall Lukenbill Romanoskie Jennings Davis Harder Abbott Walden Mitchell Reece Peterson Barrios Thompson Tune Bright Scarborough Soulsby Mercer Ingle Crawford Jr Scott Kingcade Arellano Wheelock Golden Spears Brasier White Dittman Siegfried Watkins Pace

N. David

E.

O. S. F.

Wheelock Lukenbill McLemore Jennings Pittman Walden Wiebe Reece

636

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PROPOSED LEGISLATION FOR ACTION THIS SESSION-CONTINUING REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE Grand Master Stewart again explained the balloting procedure, used in the most recent past sessions, that allowed the Tellers the opportunity to vote and that allowed three proponents and three opponents to speak for three minutes each with the Grand Master reserving the right waive this process should he, in his discretion as Grand Master, deem it to be appropriate. He then again called upon R.W. Brother Mitchell Weinsting to serve as the Chairman of the election and appointed the District Deputy Grand Masters of the odd numbered districts to serve as Tellers. He then called upon R.W. Brother Jonce Chidister, Chairman of the Committee on Jurisprudence, to continue the Report of the Commitee respecting the proposed legislation. R.W. Brother Chidister reported that Proposal No. 4, the Constitutional Amendment respecting the creation the offices of Grand Musician and Grand Historian, failed to receive sufficient votes required to bring the proposal to the floor, and that therefore, it would not come before the membership this year for a vote. He further stated that the sponsors had indicated their intention to resubmit the proposal for action next year. He next reported that the sponsors of Proposal No. 3, respecting the requirement of background checks, had been withdrawn by the sponsors but that the sponsors are amending the proposal and will be submitting it for action next year. R.W. Brother Chidister then asked if there were any questions relating to Proposal No. 1, respecting the Grand Lodge investment policy. None appearing, for the purpose of bringing the proposal to a vote he moved for its adoption and a second was received. Grand Master Stewart then called upon the sponsors to speak in favor of the proposal and R.W. Brother William Zimmerman was asked to explain the Proposal and answer any questions, of which there was one. No further speakers appearing Grand Master Stewart directed the Craft to please mark their ballots, and after all eligible members had voted, he declared the ballot closed. R.W. Brother Chidister next explained and asked if there were any questions relating to Proposal No. 2, respecting amendments to Articles 2, 3, 5 and 6 of the By-Laws. None appearing, for the purpose of bringing the proposal to a vote he moved for its adoption, and a second was received. Grand Master Stewart then called upon the sponsors to speak in favor of the proposal. Most Worshipful Brother Glenn E. Means spoke in favor and explained the proposal in detail. No further speakers appearing Grand Master Stewart directed the Craft to please mark their ballots, and after all eligible members had voted, he declared the ballot closed. Grand Master Stewart next explained the vote required respecting King Solomon Lodge No. 95 as follows: Brethren, as I discussed yesterday, in January I arrested the Charter of King Solomon Lodge No. 95. My reasons for doing so are outlined in my Grand Master’s Address and the Report Book which were distributed at registration. I hope you have had ample opportunity to review them.


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Under the By-Laws, only action of the Grand Lodge--you--can restore King Solomon’s Charter. There were a few options on how I should handle that situation. Under prior precedent, I could have simply mentioned the Charter’s arrest in my Grand Master’s Address, and your approval of my Address would have approved the arrest of the Charter. However, I have chosen not to do that. In order to be fair to the Lodge and the members who were not involved in any wrongdoing, I have elected to place the question directly before you, the members of the Grand Lodge. In a moment, I will open the floor to a motion to restore the Charter. If a motion to restore the Charter is made and seconded, I will then open discussion prior to a vote by secret paper ballot. If the Charter is not restored, King Solomon Lodge No. 95 will cease to exist. A “yes” vote on that motion will restore the Charter of King Solomon Lodge and allow it to resume business as before. A “no” vote will result in all members of King Solomon Lodge who have paid dues and are not under charges being issued a Certificate of Good Standing valid for one year and will be able to petition any Missouri lodge for affiliation. Members who have been suspended for non-payment of dues due to the timing of the Charter’s arrest will be allowed to pay their dues to the Grand Lodge Office and receive the same Certificate of Good Standing. Based upon the Report of the Special Tribunal, which is in the Report Book, I continue to recommend that the Charter of King Solomon Lodge not be restored. However, as I have said before, the decision is ultimately up to you, the members of the Grand Lodge. Is there a motion to restore the Charter of King Solomon Lodge No. 95? Worshipful Brother Leonard Endicott, Master of Solomon Lodge No. 95, moved that the Charter of King Solomon Lodge No. 95 be restored. A second was received. Grand Master Stewart then called for discussion, proponents to speak first. Proponents and opponents spoke with Grand Master Stewart exercising his discretion to extend the time allotted and the number of brothers allowed to speak, acknowledging that this matter was very important and the question of restoring the Charter a difficult one. He reminded the Craft that all lodges should take a lesson from this unfortunate situation and always remember that we entrust a great deal of responsibility in our lodge secretaries, including at the Grand Lodge level, and the selection of a lodge secretary is something that should not be taken lightly. He also called upon R.W. Brother Jonce Chidister to answer a question from the floor regarding the process the Lodge would follow in resuming its business should the Charter be restored. No further brothers wishing to speak, Grand Master Stewart directed the Craft to please mark their ballots, and after all eligible members had voted, he declared the ballot closed. While awaiting the results of the balloting, and after thanking him for all his hard work in coordinating the introduction of distinguished guests and arranging for the Honor Guard and Reception Lines pursuant to Masonic Protocol, Grand Master Stewart called upon Right Worshipful Brother Kevin B. Sample, Grand Orator, to present his Oration.


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ORATION OF GRAND ORATOR RIGHT WORSHIPFUL BROTHER KEVIN B. SAMPLE Address to the Grand Lodge A.F.&A.M. of the State of Missouri September 27, 2016 by RWB Kevin B. Sample, Grand Orator PM Greenville Lodge No. 107 Twilight Lodge No. 114 Forgotten Aspects of Brother Love Most Worshipful Grand Master, Most Worshipful Past Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brethren, Distinguished Guests, Brethren All, Good Morning, It is an extraordinary honor for me to have been chosen to serve as Grand Orator. To our Most Worshipful Grand Master, I thank you for having confidence in me. I would also mention that the Grand Master has been worried about this oration as I did not share it with him before this very moment. He knows me as many of you do and he was, shall we say, concerned. As most of you could surmise, the most perplexing decision about making an address like this is determining what to say and within the time constraints – the last thing I want is to waste your time. In today’s world of instant gratification and instant and numerous communications, one of the things I feel that we (as a society) have lost is our ability to communicate effectively. The components of communication, in simple terms, are to have a Message – the idea you want to communicate, a Sender – who or what is the transport medium of the message, a Receiver – who or what is your target audience, and Feedback – the most important part of communication, to receive some sort of acknowledgement that the original message was received, that interaction of others, and it can be either positive or negative. Just because something appears negative does not mean it cannot be productive. It is Feedback where we fail in our efforts to communicate effectively. It is only through feedback that we can retune our message if necessary, to accomplish its intent. For most of us, we have lost the days of sitting on the front porch, visiting and interacting with our neighbors. We know more about what is going on in other areas of the country and the world than we do with our neighbors, and for this particular subject, our brothers. The days of newspapers are waning and now we know only what we see and read on a computer monitor, smartphone or TV. But all of this information is impersonal and lacks feedback, so therefore, is cannot be truly effective communication, because we don’t even know if it reached the target audience.


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I recently received a thank you card from a dear friend and brother. It made an impression on me that he took the time to think of and do something for me. It caused me to think of how selfless was he, and how selfish am I, because I haven’t take the time to do the same for others? So I would ask all of you, when is the last time you wrote a personal note on a real card, in your own handwriting, and actually mailed it to someone, or better yet hand delivered it? Thanking them for a job well done? Or a real birthday card? Or a get well or sympathy card? Not one of those quick emails or memes on the internet. Some of our more “experienced” members (notice I didn’t say “older”) will remember the days of hand written letters, thank you notes, words of encouragement, appreciation, all part of actually communicating effectively with one another. I am equally as guilty as many of you as I can always come up with an excuse not to take the time to do what is necessary and indeed needed. It isn’t because I don’t know better, my mother used to make me write thank you cards, as I’m sure many of yours taught you. There is nothing wrong with some of our old-fashioned traditions. After all, isn’t that what our fraternity is, a very old fashioned tradition, one that serves us today just as much and as well as it did 50 or 100 years ago? All old fashioned traditions, including those of our fraternity, have become traditions because they were effective, and indeed needed. I feel that our fraternity provides an excellent opportunity and even encourages us to simply slow down and smell the roses. It encourages us to take the time to interact and commune with the brothers of our choosing, to learn more about each other and more importantly through this process, ourselves. I want each of you to take a look at some of your most cherished brothers around you – do you know their wife’s name? Their children’s name? Do you know what this brother does for a living? Do you know when his birthday is? More importantly, do you know if your cherished brother is struggling, and if so what have you done to aide and assist him? I fear that many of us have the potential to be so self-absorbed in our own lives and troubles that we habitually do not think of others. But one of the things our fraternity teaches us is that we can often be healed ourselves when we provide a kind word, an ear of compassion or sympathy, or very simply, honest and sincere friendship to a brother who may be hurting. Is this not also charity? Do we also take the time to meet with our dearest friends that we have chosen to associate ourselves with in non-Masonic environments? If we haven’t, as I originally suggested, we have many opportunities for improvement in learning to communicate effectively with each other. This to me is what we are all about, learning to improve ourselves, internally and externally, and through our fraternity with the friends and brothers we hold so dear in our lives. In addition to effectively communing with one another, there is another equally important opportunity for improvement that I see on a routine basis within our fraternity. It is one which I feel eats at our foundations and affects our overall stability. It is what can be boiled down to as wariness, more commonly referred to as caution,


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or jealousy and suspicion. We are taught in many of our Masonic organizations not to be jealous of another’s preferment. Yet, we are human – frail and flawed. We are not born with this weakness but we learn it as part of the process of life through our associations with others, good and bad. Human emotion and the overcoming of preconception or prejudice (which covers a plethora of commonly used terms today) is the hardest thing to teach ourselves how to manage and even harder to overcome in the form of personal growth. Every day we encounter those in our fraternity who feel like they have labored long and hard and are deserving of recognition, either by appointment or designation of title or advancement, and in most cases they are. However, for one reason or another, someone else is promoted or recognized before us, and jealousy creeps in. It cannot be helped, it is, as they say, human nature. I recently watched a Ted Talk about a young comedian who was struggling and was called for an audition. She decided to take her best friend along as she too was doing stand-up, but not nearly as long and was much less experienced. The short story is that the best friend got the gig. The young comedian was devastated and it even jeopardized their friendship. She criticized her friend for stealing her success. It took some time, but eventually she was recognized for something far more distinguished and became very successful in her own right. What she said she learned and how she stated it hit me hard and is so true in almost all aspects of life, and that is, never extinguish another’s light in order to make your light shine brighter. Even if that light is relit, your two lights together will never shine as brightly. I recommend it to all to feed that flame of our brother’s success so that all of our lights together will shine as a bright example for others to follow. Brethren, I suggest to you all that you don’t need a title to be a leader, in life or even in this fraternity. In fact, I would suggest to you that every title and every honor you have ever received will be for naught at the end of your days. No one will remember what you perceived to be your greatest titles or your greatest achievements. I would suggest that we all need to take a long hard look at what is really important in our lives and ask ourselves if we are doing the things we do in this fraternity and in our lives for the right reasons. In a very swift moment, those things that we perceive to be important and cherished can be removed from us, and us from them. After my friend and Masonic mentor Stanton Thayer Brown passed away, we found a short poem in one of his briefcases entitled The Dash by Linda Ellis which I encourage all you to look up and read. But it has to do with the dash between our birth date and our death date, and how we spend that dash is how we will be remembered. We will be remembered by our family and the legacy we leave behind through our good works, our charitable, community and church activities. No one will remember all of those things we list in your Masonic Vita or even in our obituary. So, brethren, how will you be remembered? Time stops for no one and is less than friendly to most of us. In our Masonic lives we are born, taught how to live, and we die, and are given lessons for each phase of that life. Might we return to the study of and adherence to


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our rituals and learn how to live the lives we have all pledged ourselves to. By the grace of God, our world, our family and even our fraternity would be the better for it. All of the things we are taught in this great Fraternity of ours continue to give us the gift of self-improvement, or at least the opportunity for it should we accept the challenge. My brethren, we all have much room for continued growth. But all of these lessons are worthless if we don’t give something back. This brings to my mind a question which is asked of a candidate in one of our organizations, to me is one of the most profound questions I have ever been presented with in our fraternity. It is this: “Are you worth anything or nothing to Freemasonry and is Freemasonry worth anything or nothing to you?” Interesting question for you and you alone to ponder. Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying, “All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.” In addressing the previous questions of effective communication and leadership, one must first figure out if within our fraternity, we are “immovable”, “movable”, or one of those who actually “move”. We have all experienced numerous challenges over the years within our fraternity and each time we encounter those who are immovable and those who are movable. Vary rarely do we encounter those who actually move. My encouragement to each of us is to endeavor to “move”, to learn who we are, to learn who our brethren are, to build them up and not tear them down. To give freely of one’s knowledge, energy and talents to enable another to perform great deeds is truly a notable instance of self-sacrificing service and it will not go unrewarded. Together through charity and love of one another, we shall “give the gift”, by shining a light so bright that we shall truly be the illumination of Freemasonry. Thank you.

FINAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTE ON MILEAGE AND PER DIEM AND THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS Grand Master Stewart called upon Right Worshipful Brother Jack C. DeSelms to give the following reports. To the Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren: Your Committee on Mileage and Per Diem respectfully reports that for the Annual Communication held on September 26-27, 2015 mileage and per diem was incurred as follows: Past Grand Masters and Grand Lodge Officers $ 1981.60 District Deputy Grand Masters $ 4016.10 Regional Grand Lecturers $ 761.00 District Deputy Grand Lecturers $ 4507.10 TOTAL Grand Lodge Officers $11,265.90


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Paid Committees $ 1565.70 Representatives of Chartered Lodges $31,644.20

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To the Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren: Your Committee on Credentials respectfully reports tht for the Annual Communication held on September 26-27, 2015 there were present:

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KING SOLOMON LODGE NO. 95 The membership of the Grand Lodge voted to RESTORE the Charter of King Solomon Lodge No. 95 by a vote of 323 to 192. ********************************************************** After announcing the results of the balloting, Grand Master Stewart thanked R.W. Brother Mitchell Weinsting and the Tellers then dismissed the Tellers. Grand Master Stewart then called upon Grand Master-elect Smith for announcements respecting the installation of Grand Lodge Officers for 2016-2017 and he introduced his appointment to the Advancing Line, Right Worshipful Brother Charles F. Weigert. Having received the request in advance, Grand Master Stewart then called upon Worshipful Brother James Lowman for the purpose of making a motion, which was as follows: Most Worshipful, I respectfully move that Right Worshipful Brother Clarence “Corkey” Grisby, Jr., Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma, and dual member of Swope Park Lodge No. 617, be elected to membership in this Grand Lodge, the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Worshipful Brother Lowman then recited R.W. Brother Grisby’s extensive Masonic History and urged the Brethren to adopt the motion. Having received a second, and no further discussion appearing, the vote was taken and the motion carried. Grand Master Stewart then welcomed R.W. Brother Grisby to membership in the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Grand Master Stewart then called upon R.W. Brother Jonce Chidister, Chairman of the Committee on Jurisprudence for its final report.

FINAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE R.W. Brother Chidister reported that the Grand Master issued no Edicts or Decisions for this Masonic Year so no action was required by the Committee or the Grand Lodge to review or approve same. He reported that the Committee had reviewed all of the Grand Master’s Permissions, Consents, and Dispensations, that have been printed in the Report Book, and have found them to be within the discretion of the Grand Master. R.W. Brother Chidister reported that a number of proposals have been received for consideration at the 2016-2017 Annual Communication and he asked the Grand Secretary to first read the proposed Constitutional Amendment, which had been resubmitted and found in the Report Book, and to explain the process the constituent lodges are required to follow pursuant to the By-Laws respecting all proposed Constitutional Amendments. Grand Secretary Pennington reminded the Craft that the proposed Constitutional Amendment and all other proposed legislation for action next year would be sent to the constitutent lodges in the January packet.


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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT FOR CONSIDERATION IN 2017 Pursuant to Article V, Section 2 of the Grand Lodge Constitution, R.W. Brother Jeffrey S. Pennington, Grand Secretary, read the following proposed Constitutional Amendment for consideration by the constituent lodges: 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.


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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 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 Past Master Webster Groves Lodge #84

/s/ C. Brent Stewart Past Master Twilight Lodge #114

R.W. Brother Jonce Chidister then summarized the following legislative proposals for consideration at the next Annual Communication stating that they were received by the Grand Secretary and will be submitted to the Committee on Jurisprudence for review:


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Ed. Note: Two additional proposals were submitted prior to the close of the 195th Annual Communication. Following review by the Committee on Jurisprudence, those proposals were found not to be in due form. The Committee expects to report on those items at the 196th Annual Communication R.W. Brother Chidister then moved that the preliminary and final Reports of the Committee on Jurisprudence be adopted. A second being recieved and no further discussion appearing, a vote was taken, the motion carried, and the Preliminary, Continuing, and Final Reports of the Committee on Jurisprudence were ordered printed in the Proceedings. Grand Master Stewart then called for any further business to come before the Grand Lodge.


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CLOSING No further business appearing, the One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri was closed in accordance with Missouri Ritual until its next Annual Communication to be held on Monday September 25th and Tuesday September 26th, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri. Right Worshipful Brother Thomas L. Truman, Grand Chaplain, offered the Prayer.

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2015-2016 Grand Lodge Officers with Home Lodge 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 Columbia Twilight Lodge No. 114 Richard L. Smith St. Louis Polar Star/Rose Hill Lodge No. 79 Ronald D. Jones Odessa Mount Hope Lodge No. 476 R. Tim Thomas Crane Galena Lodge No. 515 Nicholas R. Cichielo Chesterfield Polar Star/Rose Hill Lodge No. 79 Dale M. Bryan Columbia Charity-Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 Michael E. Wheeler Trimble Compass Lodge No. 120 Stanton T. Brown II Independence Buckner Lodge No. 501 Barry V. Cundiff Kirksville Adair Lodge No. 366 Ty G. Treutelaar St. Louis St. Louis Missouri No. 1 Richard W. Kaeser, Jr. De Soto Fenton Lodge No. 281 William E. Zimmerman Des Peres Crestwood-Anchor Lodge No. 443 A. Freeman Stanfill Amoret Amsterdam Lodge No. 141 Ronnie E. Green St. James Craftsmen Lodge No. 717 Mitch C. Weinsting Columbia Meridian Lodge No. 2 W. Webb Edwards Branson Branson Lodge No. 587 Harley L. Kropf Shelbina Shelbina Lodge No. 228 Robert D. Couldry St. Joseph Charity-Zeredetha Lodge No. 189 Thomas L. Truman Buckner Buckner Lodge No. 501 Roy L. Gilkey Crocker Waynesville Lodge No. 375 Henry M. DeWoskin Chesterfield Polar Star/Rose Hill Lodge No. 79 James A. Carpenter Seymour Hazelwood Lodge No. 459 Mitchell S. Penn Poplar Bluff Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 Kevin B. Sample Hallsville Twilight Lodge No. 114 David B. Brown Buckner Buckner Lodge No. 501 Gary M. Hinderks Liberty Lathrop Lodge No. 506


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PAST GRAND MASTERS-GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 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 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) (Janet0................... 1500 NW Wildwood, Dr. Blue Springs 64015 Home Ph: 816-988-8828 Cell Ph: 816-645-6178 E-mail: rockandjan@comcast.net


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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 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

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, Jeffrey S. Pennington, Richard L. Smith, Rocky E. Weaver, PGM, William E. Zimmerman.


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FORMS AND CEREMONIES: Gail S. Turner, PGM – Chmn., Stanton T. Brown, II, Rick Kaeser, G. David Wheelock, Grand Lecturer. GRAND LODGE OFFICE BUILDING: Charles Brent Stewart – Chmn., Richard L. Smith, Ronald D. Jones, R. Tim Thomas, Dale M. Bryan, Jeffrey S. Pennington. 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, Ronald D. Jones, R. Tim Thomas, Editor David W. Haywood, PGM, Dale M. Bryan, Jeffrey S. Pennington. 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, Jeffrey S. Pennington. RITUAL: Grand Lecturer Michael Wheeler – Chmn., Grand Lecturer G. David Wheelock--Chmn., 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. YOUTH: Michael J. Lodholz – Chmn., Lawrence S. Cameron, Randy C. Davis, Gary W. Dryer, Robert S. Efken, Rodney L. Pensel.


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SPECIAL COMMITTEES 2015-2016 ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Kevin M. Fuller, Cliff Dobbins, Larry Dreppard, Jeff Henty, George Shelley. GEORGE WASHINGTON NAT’L. MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION: Charles Brent Stewart – Chmn., Richard L. Smith, Ronald D. Jones, Dale M. Bryan, Jeffrey S. Pennington. INSURANCE: David R. Ingersoll – Chmn., Webb Edwards, John B. Grossnickle. INVESTMENT: Nicholas R. Cichielo – Chmn., H. Keith Neese--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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COMMITTEE REPORTS 2015-2016 REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ACHIEVEMENT AWARD To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, The Grand Lodge Special Committee on Achievement Award for the year of 2015-2016 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 remained aligned with the goals from last year. First, support the streamlined application process while listening to feedback provided by lodges around the state. Second, continue the engagement of the District Deputy Grand Masters in the submission and approval process. 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. The program continued to provide two award levels, as was reinstated last year. We will continue to collect all feedback and it will be assessed by the next committee for continued improvement. The year did not result in a large number of changes to the program or submission process. In lieu of making major changes, we focused more heavily on providing a period of consistency and stability for the Brethren. Success this year been built around providing that stability. Respectfully Submitted, Kevin Fuller, Chairman Larry Dreppard Clifford Dobbins George Shelley Jeffrey Henty


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REPORT ON APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES To the Most Worshipful Grand Master, Past Grand Masters, RightWorshipful Brethren and Brethren all of the Grand Lodge of Missouri: It is my most distinct pleasure to report that there is no report from theAppeals and Grievances Committee and therefore less stress in the world. Respectfully and Fraternally submitted,

Judge Keith M. Bail William R. Stewart J. Scott Stacey Rocky E. Weaver, PGM, Appeals and Grievances Chairman

REPORT OF THE BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD To the Most Worshipful Grand Master, Past Grand Masters, Right Worshipful Brethren, and Brethren all of the Grand Lodge of Missouri: This Building Supervisory Board sees no reason to deny the request from the Brethren of King Hill Lodge No. 376 to form an Incorporated Building Association, so long as all Internal Revenue Service rules and regulations are strictly adhered to. Respectfully and Fraternally submitted,

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BY-LAWS 195th ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 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 placed on the Grand Lodge website. In the interest of conserving Grand Lodge funds and limiting printing and postage costs, a letter outlining the amendments and resolutions passed and adopted at the 194th Annual Communication was distributed to the lodges; however, hard copies of the resolutions and amendments were not printed or distributed. 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 194th 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. Legislation adopted at the 194th Annual Communication has removed many outdated references. The many provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws should be in harmony with each other and clearly outline the procedures by which the Grand Lodge is governed. The By-Laws should be continually examined to determine whether or not they reflect the best practices and policies of the respective committees. Following one of those reviews, legislation has been proposed for consideration at this Annual Communication to codify those best practices and policies. 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 Committee, therefore, looks to the brethren to propose and adopt substantive changes. 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, Jeffrey A. Keevil William M. Shansey Jonce B. Chidister Hon. John C. Spielman, Chairman


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CHARTERED LODGES To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren: The Committee on Chartered Lodges met via teleconference on August 14, 2016 and submits the following report.

Lodge Consolidations: 2015-2016 Lodges Merged Polar Star-Rose Hill No 79 and Mizpah-Mt Moriah No. 40 Algabil-Freedom No 636 and Magnolia-Euclid No 626

New Lodge Name Gateway No 40 Algabil-Freedom No 636

Membership Statistics Statistics are queried from the Membership Database, as reported by Secretaries as of July 1. These statistics may change significantly as Secretaries continue to submit membership information to the Grand Lodge. The Reported 2016 Additions and Deductions cover 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2016. MEMBERSHIP REPORTED 2015 PROCEEDINGS: ADDITIONS: Affiliated by Transfer Affiliated as Multiple Members Affiliated as Original Initiated Entered Apprentice Passed Raised to Degree of Master Mason Reinstated after Suspension for Non-Payment of Dues DEDUCTIONS: Suspended for Non-Payment of Dues Dimitted Without Privileges Dimitted to Complete Transfer of Membership Dimitted from Lodge of Original Membership Withdrawal of Multiple Membership Deaths Expelled MEMBERSHIP CURRENT AS OF 7/1/2016

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NOTE: Some members are represented in several different categories above; therefore, these statistics do not necessarily reflect absolute changes in total membership. Additionally, this report is compiled while Annual Returns are still being processed. Trends: •

Approximately 8% of the total membership was suspended for non-payment of dues over the past two years.

Lodges remitted dues less this year than last year.

This past year 108 endowed memberships matured.

The number of entered apprentices being initiated continued to decrease this year.

Committee suggestions: •

The committee recommends that the Grand Lodge take a proactive role to reduce the number of members being suspended for non-payment of dues. The delinquent dues committees are obviously not effective in making contact with their members who are facing suspension. We suggest that the Grand Lodge hires someone for the sole purpose of making contact with those members and finding out the reason that they are not paying their dues or the reason they no longer wanting to remain a member of the fraternity. Constituent lodges should report the names of their members facing suspension by April to allow time for contact to be made and letters sent by the Grand Lodge.

With the increasing number of members being suspended for non-payment of dues, tens of thousands of dollars are being lost in revenue. Eventually it will become necessary to increase the lodge per capita to make up for the shortfall of funds needed for the Grand Lodge to operate.

The Grand Lodge of Missouri has developed programs and resources that are there to help the constituent lodges become successful. The committee strongly recommends that the constituent lodges follow the programs that the Grand Master is promoting and to take advantage of the resources that are being made available. These programs and resources are there to help lodges attract and retain members. Additionally, resources are there to help the lodges educate new members and encourage them to be active.

Fraternally Submitted, Craig A. Skinner, Chairman Charles F. Wiegert F. Brad Fowler Michael L. Dodd John P. Tate


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CORRESPONDENCE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Following the death of our beloved RWB Otha Wingo, MWB Brent Stewart tasked this Committee with taking up our departed’s work in the review of proceedings of other Grand Lodge jurisdictions. There being no means by which any of the members of this Committee could ever meet or exceed the superlative work of RWB Wingo, we humbly submit this brief report to the membership in summary fashion. It is our ardent hope that this will serve as a beginning on the path to inspiring another brother to step forward and, with the aid of Divine Providence, to truly honor the works and talents of RWB Wingo in the future work of this Committee. While we would urge our Committee on Jurisprudence to take a close look at the various bylaws revisions enacted by the other jurisdictions, including background checks and trial procedures, the highlights that are presented are intended for the enlightenment, edification and possible amusement of our members. In that vein, we believe that RWB Wingo’s spirit is within our report. To be very clear, there are many remarkable works of brotherhood and charity being done by our brethren in other jurisdictions, with much paralleling the dedication and charity of the Masonic Family of Missouri that cannot be summarized in this Report. Thus, it would be beneficial for every Masonic leader to review the Proceedings of other jurisdictions on file in the Grand Lodge Library as administered by the Missouri Lodge of Research, for inspiration and just old-fashioned stealing of good ideas. We have attached a list of the Proceedings that were received in due time for the Committee’s review. As more and more Grand Lodges utilize electronic media for Proceedings and other records, the wonderful cooperation already shown by the current Grand Secretary in communicating these Proceedings to the Committee is greatly appreciated and welcomed.

Notable Moments from Proceedings Reviewed 2013 Grand Lodge F&AM of Arizona The Grand Reception and Banquet was held on the evening before the formal opening. The meal featured a Prime Rib and Chicken Cordon Bleu Buffet. Awards and entertainment ensued. Representatives from 3 other GLs received. From its proceedings, it appears that the Grand Master and Past Grand Masters customarily receive applause and not any form of Grand Honors. Highlights of GM Address: Suspension for NPD continued at a rate that was equal to the number of new members raised. The GL was able to purchase a new GL building during his term that also has tenant income to the GL of over $3,000 per month. The new GL building was dedicated in May 2013. The Grand Master announced that the next Annual Officers Retreat would be held in March 2014. Town Hall Meetings were successful and would be continued. It was noted in reports that the GM had been advanced from JGW to GM without having the opportunity to serve as SGW or DGM. Changes to the “Perpetual Membership” process were adopted, to wit: Age 18 years through 35 years – 25 times annual Lodge dues and current per capita


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Age 36 years through 50 years – 20 times annual Lodge dues and current per capita Age 50 years through 65 years – 15 times annual Lodge dues and current per capita Age 65 and above Age 65 - 10 times annual Lodge dues and current per capita Although installation of the GM-elect and his officers occurs on the evening following election, the proclamation of installation is the last item of business on the next day. Distinguished guests from the appendant bodies of AZ and other visitors are received on that morning in a Public session, which is followed by another business session. Grand Lodge of California, F&AM The Art of Masonic Education Video was viewed by the members which explored the history and significance of art in Masonic education from the 18th century to today, as told by historians, Masonic scholars, and some of the artists themselves. Highlights of GM-elect’s Installation Address: ”Those who belong to service groups such as Rotary and Kiwanis know that they are repairing the world through their acts, by their deeds. They are certainly accomplishing much and are indeed making our world a better place. As Masons, however, we take a more systemic, intrinsic approach. We are convinced that when we work to improve ourselves, we are able to make even more enduring enhancements to our society as we move through the various circles of our lives. . . . I had occasion last year to meet a Past Grand Chaplain from the Grand Lodge of Israel. This brother shared with me how incredible it is that in his homeland, Muslims, Jews and Christians are able to sit together in perfect harmony, as friends and brothers, during their lodge meetings. If Masons can lay aside their considerable differences for 90 minutes at a time, shouldn’t we be able to find ways to expand this harmony outside our lodges and into our greater communities? I believe we can do just that. And I believe it is imperative that we do so, now, before it is too late.” He announced a GL-sponsored trip to the Holy Land for May 2015. “ Well I believe that as Masons, we have an absolute duty to do what we can to address this social plight. Think about it; don’t we have the tools, the language, and most importantly the values and tenets to help those around us treat each other with dignity and respect? Don’t we have the power to create a legacy of lasting good in society?” Installation was on Sunday, October 12th 2014 Grand Lodge of Delaware, A.F. & A.M. The sale of the Delaware Masonic Home was concluded for a net of $3.7 million. Amazingly, the corporate name of the Masonic Home of Delaware was changed to “Masonic Charities of Delaware, Inc.”. Most importantly, it was resolved that the State-issued vehicle license plate “MM 1” would be transferred from GM to GM each year. Representatives received from 12 other GLs. The GM reported that he suspended several members of a lodge as a result of their conduct during his official visit. An excerpt of the GM’s remarks detailing the reasons follow, but with names changed to protect the guilty. Let all who read this, beware and don’t let this happen at your lodge in Missouri, at least, not when the Grand Master is present: ” Mr. Gurxxx rose and spoke about how he could not wait to attend a Masonic meeting and discuss politics in lodge, and to organize protest against the government


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concerning the corruption and sin in the Government. Mr. Noxxx, who was Master, was disorganized in his program. When asked why he was not using the Grand Lodge agenda, he informed me that he was told by the Secretary to use his own, which was prepared by the Secretary, James E. Duxxx. The second time I told him to use the Grand Lodge agenda, Mr. Noxxx answered “No” and that he was going to use his own because the last time he used the Grand Lodge agenda they did not get their business done. This resulted, according to the Secretary, in not getting the Lodge bills paid. I reminded him that the Lodge business and the bills were to be done before I came into the Lodge. The third time I told him to use the Grand Lodge agenda, he told me that he was advised by the Secretary not to let the Grand Master get involved, because he (meaning the Grand Master) would screw it up. After the meeting, I again asked Mr. Noxxx why he did not use the proper agenda. He responded that he did not have one. I responded that the Grand Marshall had given him one. He then replied; “With all due respect Grand Master, you are only an invited guest.” The Master, Mr. Noxxx, told me several times during the evening that the Secretary, James E. Duxxx, wrote the agenda and told him what to do. Mr. Duxxx also told the Master not to allow the Grand Master to tell him what do, as referenced above. I feel that this implicates the Secretary as well as the Master. The Sr. Warden, Mr. Jay Berxxx, was told by the Master of the Lodge to introduce the past Grand Masters. The Sr. Warden then stood up and said that he could not, as he did not know who they were, and then he sat down. Once again, he was asked to introduce the past Grand Masters. He then stood up again and asked the Past Grand Masters to stand. He then sat down, leaving the past Grand Masters standing and having to introduce themselves.” Otherwise, Delaware appeared to be in harmony, with peace prevailing in 2014. Delaware uses a mid-year meeting in March to advance its grand officers and to initiate and discuss legislative actions in advance of the Grand Session. Although the GL met on October 6th, it was called from labor to refreshment and resumed labor on October 9th for the purpose of Installation of the GM 2014-2015. 2015 Grand Lodge of Delaware, A.F. & A.M. The GM suggested that “casual-attired or themed non-Degree meetings -- especially during the warm months when suits and tuxedos are most uncomfortable -- might bring more Brothers to sit in Lodge.” The theme of his year was UNITY -- without YOU there is no Unity. . The Masonic Charities of Delaware, Inc. did not change its name. 8 GLs were represented. The incoming GM announced that his theme would be Community -- COMM + Unity. 2014 Grand Lodge of Florida, F&AM In keeping with Florida’s tradition, the GL is called to order on its first day by the sitting Master of the home lodge of the sitting GM. 10 GLs were represented. Keynote speaker was a disabled US Marine representing Paws for Patriots which matches assist dogs with disabled combat veterans. Illustrative of their work is this excerpt: “We have a dog named Joe at Andrews Air Force Base that works in the mental health clinic and is attached to a [disabled] Lieutenant there. A young female airman


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was walking the halls looking for the dental clinic and she popped her head in this office to ask for directions and she saw this dog and asked if she could pet the dog. The Lieutenant said not a problem, that’s what he’s here for. She started petting Joe, she was on her knees rubbing Joe up and she started to cry. The Lieutenant asked her what was wrong and she reached in to her purse and retrieved a note she had written that morning and she handed it to the Lieutenant and said “I wrote this -- this morning and I don’t know who to show it to, I don’t know what to do with this.” It was a suicide note. That young lady didn’t go to dental that day, she stayed in the mental health clinic and she got help. And she is still with us today.” GL Florida gave a sizeable donation to that charitable endeavor. See https://www. guidedogs.org/about/our-programs/paws-for-patriots The GM granted several dispensations for “Outdoor Degrees” conferred in February. The GM also ordered all lodges to comply with Florida property tax laws and tax exemption requirements as well compliance with IRS rules on Form 990 returns (which, of course, incorrectly states that the GL wants proof of “filing” of such 990 returns by local lodges, not proof of “acceptance”). Florida also uses a nomination system requiring filing of candidacies for advancement or for election in advance of the Grand session, along with Masonic biographies of the candidates. “In the election of Officers -- nominations shall be made in writing to the Lodge Secretary prior to the opening of the first Stated Communication in December. The written nomination shall also include a statement from the Brother making the nomination that the nominee has agreed to accept the position if elected. Discussions regarding nominees for office may take place among Brethren, but not in open Lodge.” In its Installation, each officer installed among the top 4 positions could select a PGM of their choice for the administration of the oath of office, presumably the PGM that had first appointed the elect to GL office. In remarks by its Grand Orator, the concept of “Practical Tolerance” and it being the basis of Ritual changes made by Masons in the 1700’s to that end was presented. “This opened the Freemason’s Lodge to anyone who believed in God,” or the ‘Great Architect of the Universe’ [See Anderson’s Constitution]”. The GL approved incorporation of floorwork instructions into the “First Letter Cipher” Ritual for instruction purposes. The incoming GM’s theme: “Remembering the Past – Embracing the Future.” 2015 Grand Lodge of Nevada F&AM 16 GLs were represented plus Switzerland. The GL joined in a tribute to the flags of the United States, Canada, and the State of Nevada. Highlight of the GM Address: “My Brothers, we must continue to work together to improve our Lodge events, meetings, ritual and floor work and the overall experience of our members by example, education and positive discussions. We also need to identify and accommodate the needs and expectations of those who choose to become members of our Lodges. We are dealing with several generations within our membership and we must continue to provide our documentation, education programs and information as we currently are to our older members, but we also must provide our newer and younger members with the same information by implementing today’s and tomorrow’s technologies. We need to listen to all of our members and provide the tools needed to create the best Masonic experience that Grand Lodge and our Constituent Lodges [can


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provide]. The goals of Freemasonry should be to enlighten men in the timeless mysteries of building humanity. The Degrees should provide philosophical food to the speculative mind and encourages the initiated to rise above who he is, to who he can become. Its goal is to make good men better, strengthen the community which they live in and provide fellowship. We do not need to change the foundation or lessons of Freemasonry, but we need to approach them with new fervency and zeal. My Brothers, we need to embrace the men of today who desire to join our Fraternity, because they are our future and the key to our survival. These men are not looking for the Lodge to become the center of their social circle, like men of the past. These men will look to their Brethren to keep the promise of Masonry; to make men better with our lessons; which in turn make their communities a better place to live. I assure you, they will challenge our current members with their knowledge of what Masonry is all about and we need to be ready to instruct them.” He also recommended a system for background checks on those seeking admission and to make the Ritual work available by electronic means [similar to what has been done by the GYR of Iowa]. 2015 Grand Lodge of Ohio F&AM GM’s theme: The TIME is NOW! Highlights of the GM Address: ” I have said many times that I wanted the Brethren of the Lodges to think outside the box with new and exciting ideas. If Masonry is to survive, we must have innovative thinking. In response to that, some members of Avon Miami Lodge No. 542 asked if they could work six candidates at the same time. After researching the process, and determining that many jurisdictions work candidates in this manner, I authorized the Lodge to work two sets of three candidates, in what we named a “Rush and Pledge” class, as many fraternities currently do.” Legislation authorizing multiple candidate work was adopted as follows: “ Lodges shall confer the first section of the Entered Apprentice Degree, the first section of the Fellow Craft Degree, and the first and second sections of the Master Mason Degree, in their entirety on no more than three candidates at one time, with the approval of the Grand Master’s Designee. Lodges deviating therefrom will be subject to Masonic discipline. (Ritual changes for multiple candidate conferral will be published by the ritual committee as quickly as practicable [permission to be delayed by next GM for 60 days for issuance of the ritual].)” The GM recommended that the term of the GM be for two years and that GL sessions needed to be shortened. He also reported the suspension of a Lodge for non-payment of per capita for several years. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the non-compliant Lodge had ostensibly adopted a resolution in early 2015 to authorize, “a loan up to $10,000 to any member who needed it for business purposes” and that such minutes as existed had been forged. Obviously, some lodge officers were suspended by the GM. The GM also attempted to address the issue of same gender marriages and whether such would be a Masonic offense or cause for suspension or expulsion or a bar to admission. During the session, he issued an edict (or directive) incorporating a proposed resolution to this effect: “Therefore, as Grand Master of Ohio, I hereby pronounce the previous resolution concerning same sex marriages to stand as a directive. This directive will remain


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in force until or unless a future Grand Master shall rescind or replace it with an overriding resolution, or the resolution is overridden by Legislation of this Grand Lodge. As Masons, we agreed to uphold the law of the land. The decision to uphold the right of same sex marriage by the United States Supreme Court has the effect of law and we will abide by that decision. “ He also recommended that Advancing Line officers be assigned to attend the sessions of other States, rather than the GM. An effort to make the displaying of Masonic symbol tattoos a Masonic offense was ruled out of order by the Jurisprudence Committee. 2014 Grand Lodge of Oregon A.F. & A. M. Eleven GLs were represented plus Scotland and British Columbia & Yukon. Missouri was represented by RWB Ty G. Treutelaar, Senior Grand Marshal, during the term of MWB Broyles. Highlights of the GM Address: “We have come to understand that the world at large, to a great extent, does not know who we are, or what we do and stand for. In public relations parlance, we are not properly “branded.” We are a mystery to much of the world. We can do better. How do we change this dynamic? We need to become worthy of the moniker “The World’s Finest Fraternity.” According to the [committee chairman], we need more Masons not just more members. This means that we need to create and implement a superior Lodge experience for our Brothers.” He also noted the need for IRS 990 compliance by local lodges: “This circumstance emphasizes the need for all Lodges to keep their financial house in order and comply with IRS regulations with respect to filing returns.” The GL rejected a resolution to recognize the Grand Council of Knight Masons as a Masonic-related organization. Also rejected was a proposal to change the honorific title of a Deputy Grand Master from Right Worshipful to “Very Worshipful”. 2014 Grand Lodge of Vermont F&AM Seven GLs were represented plus England and two parts of Canadian Masonry. Highlight of the GM Address: “On March 12th it was my pleasure, to host our 17th Annual Vermont Day in Florida at Sahib Shrine Temple in Sarasota, a time when the Grand Master and other Brothers travel there to have lunch with Vermont Brothers residing in Florida at that time. . . . I recommend this event continue and urge more Brothers to attend. I also recommend, if feasible, having a similar event at other Florida venues while the Grand Master is in Florida.” [Committee’s special recommendation: Yep, Vermont Day in Florida. So, Missouri Day in ___________ should be the goal of the next GM of Missouri and Committee members should be invited.] It appears that the GMs in Vermont are typically elected annually but usually serve two consecutive terms by virtue of re-election. 2015 Grand Lodge of Washington F&AM Nine GLs were represented, plus parts of Canada. Highlights of the GM Address: “It’s simple math – divide the bank account by expenses and you have the life expectancy of the Lodge. Facing this fact, some Lodges are in the process of or considering selling


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their buildings, downsizing. I will remind the Brethren that buildings dedicated solely for Masonic purposes are a relatively recent occurrence in our history and that a building is not a Lodge. The Brethren that assemble to promote Masonry in their hearts and words and deeds are a Lodge - wheresoever they meet.” GL Library and Museum noted by GM to be “a showcase for this Jurisdiction that we all can be proud of. The Library and Museum should be on everyone’s daytrip destination list. Gold Stars for staff and volunteers.” GL established Washington Masonic Charities, Inc. to coordinate all of its Public charities such as its CHIPs program, Scholarships, and the Library and Museum operations. Masonic Home is concluding a 10.5 million dollar sale of its Retirement Center. The Grand Orator remarked: “Will we take the time to truly investigate these men seeking membership before they petition the Lodge? Are we going to rush them through the Degrees for the sake of being called a Master Mason or are we going to hand craft these young men, one Master Mason at a time and in such a manner as to create a new generation of ritualists in our own Lodge? Will we have them memorize lines simply so they can open Lodge and conduct a business meeting or will we challenge one another to propagate the knowledge of our mystic art, help these young men unravel the allegorical lessons of Freemasonry, and cultivate in them the social virtues of our order? These are the questions that each Lodge should be asking itself because they represent a set of actions the Lodge must sooner or later take if it is to retain its relevance and vitality.” As to Fraternal Correspondence, our counterpart, the Fraternal Correspondent, reported on another aspect of relationships with other jurisdictions: “For the last two years I have reported that we are in amity with over 60 Grand Lodges for which no Grand Representative near the Grand Lodge of Washington has been appointed. This issue seems to have very little priority with the Grand Lodge Officers. It really needs to get fixed. It is to be hoped that the next administration will give this matter the attention it deserves.” 2015 Grand Lodge of Wyoming, A.F. & A. M. Eleven GLs were represented. Highlights of GM Address: The GM supported the decision of a local Master to ban the use of cell phones during Lodge meetings. Two brothers were texting each other during Lodge meetings. He also recounted something that may sound familiar to Missouri Masons: “I feel that a lot of time was spent by me and other Past Grand Masters during their year dealing with a lodge that just cannot seem to find its course. I was saddened to learn of some of the things that happened in that lodge. I am also saddened to see the problems continue in spite of the efforts of myself and others to fix some of the problems. It was brought to my attention that there were cases of men being rejected by the ballot if they were recommended by certain members of the lodge. A lot of this pettiness carried over into our youth organizations. I know that a lot of members in this lodge are tired of the hijinks.” Submitted Faithfully in the Brotherhood, RWB William Gene Snyder, Chairman RWB Aaron Michael Shoemaker, Member WB Christopher E. Tilley, Member


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC MEMORIAL To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren: Missouri has been most honored to have Most Worshipful Brother Gail Turner, whose term expired in February, serve on the Board of Directors of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association for the past three years. The George Washington National Memorial, located in Alexandria, Virginia, has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and its large tower and huge “square and compasses” ground design cannot be missed when flying in or out of Washington D.C. from Reagan National Airport. The National Park Service recognizes 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 Washington”. Missouri Masons also should be proud to have donated a total of $12,509.53 during this Masonic Year to help financially support the Memorial. Under our By-Laws, Missouri Freemasons annually fund the Memorial 25 cents per member and $5.00 per new petition for membership as part of their per capita to the Grand Lodge. As noted in MWB Turner’s Report from last year, “…twenty-six 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...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”. As of this year, twenty-eight states have increased their donation per member to $1.00. This year’s committee encourages each of you to be sure to include the Memorial on any visit you might make to Washington, D.C. and to give due consideration to increasing Missouri’s support for this worthwhile Masonic national treasure should legislation be introduced to do so in the future. Respectfully submitted, Richard L. Smith Ronald D. Jones Jeffrey S. Pennington Charles Brent Stewart, Chairman


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REPORT OF THE GRAND LECTURER To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren: To have been afforded the opportunity to serve our honorable Craft of the State of Missouri as your Grand Lecturer is an honor that is indescribable. I am truly humbled, and although I have heard that phrase on many occasions, I never understood the meaning until now. I pledge to you all to do my best to be deserving of the appointment. In addition to having conducted fourteen schools of instruction covering all seven regions this year, I have attended many lodges to assist with degree work, the presentation of 50yr pins, officer installations, rededications and other special events. I also had the pleasure of certifying the Charlie’s Angles degree team. The Regional and District Deputy Grand Lecturers have been very busy as well. Many, many Schools of Instruction have been conducted by these RW Brethren, in addition to their constant involvement with personal instruction, study clubs, assisting with degree conferrals and other help as was needed. During my travels I have found the Ritual work to be overall good. The work seems uniform throughout the state, with only some slight variations in floor work here and there. Some of the degrees that I attended were performed almost flawlessly, others were not so good. There is still much work to be done as we all strive to perfect our presentations of our ritual, but with the assistance of our Regional Grand Lecturers and District Deputy Grand Lecturers, and with a little study by the Brethren, improvement can come very rapidly. While I fully realize that perfection in the performance of our ritualistic work might be but a dream, I challenge all, including myself, to make the attempt to achieve that perfection. In the presentation of our ritualistic work we should bear in mind that what we are really attempting to do is to communicate the great moral lessons and valuable instructions that are contained within it. In order to properly do this, first we must do the rote memory work, then think about it and determine for ourselves its meaning. Then we can better communicate those lessons to our candidates, but perhaps more importantly it will serve as a constant reminder of these great teachings to ourselves. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to the DDGLs throughout the state for their commitment and tireless efforts in performing their duties. They are the backbone for teaching our ritual and their efforts and assistance are much appreciated. A very special thank you needs to be extended to our Regional Grand Lecturers, RW Brothers O’Dell, Golden, Burrows, Martin, Kuhn, McLemore and Jennings. The dedication to their duties, and the countless hours they have spent in the performance of them are to be commended. All of them are always ready to assist me with whatever help I might need, even when I am just asking for advice. I truly appreciate their efforts.


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This year has been one of enlightenment for me; many unforgettable moments have been created, but the opportunity to meet and get to know so many of the Brethren is the most inspiring. Thank you all for the warm receptions that I have received at every Lodge I have visited. I look forward to meeting and working with more of you in the future. Respectfully submitted, G. David Wheelock Grand Lecturer

REPORT OF THE GRAND SECRETARY--JEFFREY S. PENNINGTON To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren: Please accept my first report to you as your Grand Secretary. It is an honor to have been chosen to serve the Craft in this role and I am humbled by the confidence reposed by the Fraternity, the selection committee and our Grand Master. As I mentioned in my brief remarks upon installation at the Grand Master’s Breakfast in St. Louis earlier this year, I give you my word that I will perform my duties to the highest of standards and will make it my personal mission to ensure that you are not disappointed. My first task upon assuming office in May was to complete the Grand Secretary’s Area Meetings which had been arranged as a Database Class designed to explain the process of registration and the basic use of the new Online Membership Database that the Grand Lodge had commissioned the year prior. While it would have been prudent to have discussed the details of the changes in operational processes during these meetings, I will say that many aspects of the operations at the Grand Lodge Office were still foreign to me at the time, and even then, Based on many suggestions and comments by secretaries from across the entire state, we have altered some of those processes since, in an effort to better serve the Lodges and provide a higher level of service to the Brethren of our Jurisdiction. I commend the work of our previous Grand Secretary RWB Dale Bryan and Assistant/Acting Grand Secretary RWB Keith Neese in their effort to better organize the Grand Lodge Office operations using best practices of modern business models for non-profit corporations. Many of the practices were presented during the external audit by Williams Keepers, Inc. in 2014 and 2015 which identified several critical problem areas. These practices were addressed and Grand Lodge Office operations were then altered along with certain duties being restructured and certain staffing changes that were deemed necessary in an effort to move forward to where we are today. While many of these measures were put in place before my arrival, I will state that since I have assumed the role as Grand Secretary, I have full confidence in the manner of which every particular of Grand Lodge Office operations are conducted.


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The Grand Lodge Office staff have proven time and again that they are willing to accept the customer service driven “Culture of Excellence” that I wish to continue by ensuring requests are received, acknowledged, documented, processed and fulfilled largely as they are received. While many aspects of previous institutional knowledge have been lost in staffing changes, I have, and continue to accept full responsibility for any work that may have been “lost” or misfiled due to the aforesaid transition. I have mentioned to our Brethren in my various travels throughout the state, to the Grand Lodge Officers and to the Grand Lodge Office Staff, that regardless of the position or perception of how things were or were not accomplished yesterday, I accept the responsibility for it all and we are moving forward with what we have right now. I find that it is not wise to look at what was wrong yesterday but what was right, and to capitalize on what was and is right at this point to make things better for everyone. It is my hope that through saying, Yes, that we can fulfill our part of the overall formula for success in providing an atmosphere of harmony that will allow the best in our men of our fraternity to flourish and work toward the common good. In a nutshell, I do not care who did what yesterday, it is not my concern now. Only what we are doing now is of my concern. I do, however, actually have some concerns now, in that there is a shift in operations that have occurred through the use of some modern business practices and communication methods. In the Grand Secretary’s Area Meetings I stated, “I want to preserve and celebrate our history….I do not wish to become it” this said in the context of how we conduct business. It is an absolute necessity that we become more efficient and thereby cost effective in our operation else we will not be able to provide the level of service necessary to sustain things as they are nor will we be able to move the Fraternity forward in today’s society. While Freemasonry is deep rooted in traditions that single it out among many other organizations that provide service and relief to its membership and the world at large, it can only continue to do so by making some changes to some of the operational aspects of the paperwork and tracking of organizational data. Case in point: Annual Returns. This task took Lodge Secretaries and most full time and part time staff member’s months to prepare for and accomplish. Depending on the experience and organizational methods of the Lodge Secretary, it was a task that likely resulted in many phone calls and letters back and forth by US Mail. The reason for such was largely based on an institutional process of operations requiring it. The Grand Lodge had to be notified as to what was happening with every member of every lodge at least once every year. Many aspects of today’s deadline/suspense times were because of the vast amount of time and physical and monetary resources required for the Grand Lodge to keep track of everything. Ultimately it was the Lodge Secretary communicating all the work that they had already done just so the Grand Lodge could do the same work again and track it all, except it was “x 335” (number of current Lodges in our Jurisdiction). The Grand Lodge and the Constituent Lodges now have the capability, when the Online Membership Database is used and kept up to date, to just print a Lodge Final Return on July 1st of each year, sign it, seal it and be done. This one task


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effectively goes from months to minutes and largely decreases the record keeping challenges of the Lodge Secretary. There are many other reasons, many of which are extremely helpful in managing membership that make the use of this Database exciting to say the least. Contact information at your fingertips even on the move via mobile device, the ability to run various reports which are dynamic based on routine maintenance of data is available 24/7/365 from a secured server accessible via the internet. And less common in the office now are Data Islands which are various lists that can be inconsistent with valid/up-to-date data and lead to miscommunication and confusion. The use of the Online Membership Database is the method that we will operate, provide and receive notice and communicate moving forward. The time and resources that the Lodge and the Grand Lodge office will save by using the Online Membership Database is reason enough to require its use, but the real reason that we must use it, is that it is the best method to take good care of our membership and allow the time spent that was saved in its use, to be used for other things that could possibly help, aid and assist them or maybe even retain them through better tailored and targeted communication. Finally, any other method of tracking and communicating status will actually increase the workload on all parties as we have changed our internal processes at the Grand Lodge Office already. I recently sent notice to all the Lodges regarding our posture of streamlining communication and the use of digital systems to provide notice to and from the constituent Lodges. The following measures are necessary for the Grand Lodge and the constituent Lodges to ensure our operations are organized, streamlined and efficient. 1. Online Membership Database usage by the Lodge Secretary or Lodge Authorized Administrative Assistant as the primary method of tracking membership 2. Online Membership Database is the location of the Draft and Final Annual Returns 3. Lodge Mailing Address, Physical Address and Email Address must be updated 4. Installed Officers are updated on the Lodge Dashboard within 10 days of Installation 5. Masonic Home Representative is updated in the Database 6. Spouse Information needed in the Database 7. Veteran Information needed in the Database 8. Submission of Lodge 990’s N, EZ or Full Form must be a priority to prevent loss of tax-exempt status by the IRS.


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I have also reviewed many contracts for equipment that the Grand Lodge Office is currently bound by and would like to report that we are set to save the Grand Lodge 10’s of thousands of dollars in expenses that will no longer be necessary. The Draft Budget for 2016-2017 will show these measures of fiscal responsibility from this office.

AREA MEETINGS This year, area meetings for Lodge Secretaries were held in nine 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 missed the first 2 meetings held in St. Joseph and Kansas City. The first meeting I attended was on my second day as Grand Secretary. As I mentioned before it would have proved beneficial to have gone over some of the new notification details regarding the abolishment of some older paper processes that are no longer necessary and are not fiscally responsible to maintain however we have made every attempt to communicate those changes across the state and to communicate the preferred method of Contact with the Grand Lodge in respect to membership status changes and notifications. I would like to thank all the Brethren from the Lodges that have assisted our office in this transition and would personally like to thank The Grand Lodge Officers for their support, encouragement and assistance in all this related to this operation. It is our Grand Lodge and its success is everyone’s success. Grand Secretary Area Meetings were held as follows: Site Scottish Rite Temple, St. Joseph East Gate Lodge No. 630, Kansas City Harold O. Grauel Lodge No. 672, Cape Girardeau Leadwood Lodge No. 598, Leadwood Fenton Lodge No. 281, Fenton Kirksville Lodge No. 105, Kirksville Masonic York Rite Temple, Springfield (United No. 5) Marceline Lodge No. 481, Marceline Masonic Complex, Columbia

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AUTOMATIC EXPULSIONS Event Date First Name 7/13/2015 Michael 8/13/2015 Billy 9/21/2015 Robert 10/7/2015 Barry 11/16/2015 Jacob 1/26/2016 Warner 1/26/2016 Warner 1/27/2016 Joel 2/5/2016 Richard 3/25/2016 Paul 3/29/2016 James 5/23/2016 Levi 5/26/2016 Shannon

Middle Name Last Name B. Gillette C. Morrison J. Bodley Ralph Todd W. Yagel Leon Hurt Landon Hurt R. Mc Farland E. Jensen R. Cannon L. Fultz J. Dennis L. Payton

Section 28.020. AUTOMATIC EXPULSION. A Freemason, including a dimitted or suspended Freemason, who is convicted of, or who pleads guilty to, or who receives a suspended imposition of sentence for a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude under the laws of the United States, this state, or any other state shall be automatically expelled upon conclusion of the criminal cause without the necessity of a Masonic trial. The statutes and case law of the jurisdiction in which the Freemason is convicted of a misdemeanor shall govern whether the misdemeanor involves moral turpitude.

DISPENSATIONS August 3, 2015 to Worshipful Brother Trenton W. Kelley, Master of Grandview Lodge No. 618 to suspend their regular stated communications until the consolidation with Belton Lodge No. 450 is complete. August 10, 2015 to Worshipful Brother Philip S. Mathis, Master of Clark Lodge No. 610 to hold a Special Communication for the purpose of degree work. August 13, 2015 to Right Worshipful Brother Lester “Bud� Prewitt, Master of Milton Lodge No. 151 to meet with Cairo Lodge No. 486 for the purpose of degree work. August 16, 2015 to Worshipful Brother Daniel O. Knauss, Master of Laclede Lodge No. 83 to hold an open Installation of Officers on Sunday. August 22, 2015 to Worshipful Brother Paul D. Arft, Master of Salem Lodge No. 225 to hold an outdoor Installation of Officers at Montauk State Park.


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August 23, 2015 to Worshipful Brother Vincent P. Taibi, Master of Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 to hold an Installation of Officers on Sunday. August 28, 2015 to Right Worshipful Brother Lester “Bud” Prewitt, Master of Milton Lodge No. 151 to move their meeting location due to lack of air conditioning in their current building. September 5, 2015 to Worshipful Brother Thomas E. Sams, Master of Conway Lodge No. 528 to permanently move their meeting location to Laclede Lodge No. 83 at 191 W. 2nd St., Lebanon, MO 65536. September 13, 2015 to Worshipful Brother Patrick L. Robinson, Master of Jefferson Lodge No. 43 to hold an Installation of Officers on Sunday. September 17, 2015 to Worshipful Brother Bill T. Frogge, Master of Galena Lodge No. 515 to move the start time of their stated meeting for the purpose of degree work. September 19, 2015 to Right Worshipful Brother Emmett J. Bryson, District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 7 to wear aprons and participate in the parade. September 19, 2015 to Worshipful Brother Lynn D. Gilton, Master of Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 to temporarily consecrate the location for the purpose of holding a Chance-to-Advance class at camp SEMO at Wappapello, Missouri; in case of inclement weather, the C2A class will be moved back to Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209. October 1, 2015 to Worshipful Brother William E. Oelrichs, Waverly Lodge No. 61 to move their regular stated meeting to Wakanda Lodge No. 52 for the purpose of degree work on October 13, 2015. October 2, 2015 to Worshipful Brother James V. Rockenfield, Master of Milton Lodge No. 151 to hold a Special Communication for the purpose of degree work at Cairo Lodge No. 486 on Friday, October 2, 2015. October 5, 2015 to Right Worshipful Brother Nicholas R. Cichielo, Grand Treasurer to conduct the New York version of the Second Section “Middle Chamber Lecture” of the Fellow Craft Degree, in compliance with the “Conferral or Exemplification of the First (3) Degrees of Masonic Ritual” effective for the entirety of the 2015-2016 Masonic Year; provided you first obtain the prior approval from the Master of the Lodge in which you wish to conduct the lecture and upon advance notice to me as a courtesy. October 5, 2015 to Worshipful Brother Kenneth L. Lingle, Master of Pythagoras Lodge No. 383 to move their stated communication from Thursday, October 15, 2015 to Thursday, October 22, 2015 for the purpose of a 50 year pin presentation. October 6, 2015 to Worshipful Brother Charles W. Kelsey II, Master of Hermann Lodge No. 123 to move their regular stated meetings from the fourth Thursday in November and December, to the third Thursday. October 13, 2015 to Worshipful Brother William E. Oelrichs, Waverly Lodge No. 61 to move their regular stated communication to Wakanda Lodge No. 52 for the purpose of degree work. October 17, 2015 to Worshipful Brother Brownlee D. Williams, Master of Marceline No. 481 to hold a Table Lodge on Saturday. October 19, 2015 to Worshipful Brother Divern H. Mease, Jr., Master of


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Temperance Lodge No. 438 to hold a Table Lodge on Wednesday October 21, 2015 during their regular stated communication. October 22, 2015 to Worshipful Brother Ronald A. Wood, Master of Hermon Lodge No. 187 to hold a joint meeting at Lamar Lodge No. 292 on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. October 22, 2015 to Worshipful Brother H. Grant Lawson, Master of Hallsville Lodge No. 336 to hold a joint meeting at Jefferson Lodge No. 43 on November 19, 2015. November 9, 2015 to Worshipful Brother Gary L. Hughes, Master of Hale City Lodge No. 216 to move the location of the regular communication to Indian Hills Retirement Center, 2601 Fair St, Chillicothe, MO on January 18, 2016. November 17, 2016 to Worshipful Brother Jerry E. Scott, Master of Unionville Lodge No. 210 to hold a Special Communication for the purpose of degree work. November 19, 2015 to Worshipful Brother H. Grant Lawson, Master of Hallsville Lodge No. 336 to hold a joint meeting at Jefferson Lodge No. 43 for the purpose of degree work. November 19, 2015 to Worshipful Brother Bill T. Frogge, Master of Galena Lodge No. 515 to move the start time of their regular stated communication from 7:30pm to 6:30pm for the purpose of degree work. November 24, 2015 to Worshipful Brother David V. Collignon, Master of Sparta Lodge No. 296 to move the regular scheduled meeting from December 25, 2015 to December 18, 2015. December 18, 2015 to Right Worshipful Brother Rick F. Hutcheson, District Deputy Grand Master, District 43 and the Masters of the Lodges hereinafter specified Galena Lodge No. 515, Table Rock Lodge No. 680, and Branson Lodge No. 587, in our name, to hold a joint special communication on March 12, 2016 at T.R.A.C. Quarries; and, to invite and permit the Indian Degree Team subject to the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma to confer in full, pursuant to Oklahoma Ritual, the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on one or more Missouri Fellowcrafts; provided, however that said joint special communication of the aforementioned lodges be opened and closed pursuant to Missouri Ritual and conducted by Missouri Masons in good standing. February 5, 2016 to Worshipful Brother Donald A. Black, Master of Naylor Lodge No. 568 to proceed with Degree Work for Mr. Nicholas Ryan Cunningham, any physical limitations notwithstanding. March 14, 2016 to Right Worshipful Brother Emmett J. Bryson, District Deputy Grand Master, District 7 to authorize the 7th Masonic District Club and the members of the Masonic Lodges of the 7th Masonic District to participate, in aprons, in the Apple Blossom Parade on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in St. Joseph, MO. March 15, 2016 to Worshipful Brother David V. Collignon, Master of Sparta Lodge No. 296 to hold a meeting at Fellowship Lodge No. 345 on Friday, March 18, 2016. March 15, 2016 to Worshipful Brother Eric D. Myers, Master of Richland Lodge No. 385 to proceed with a Special Communication of said Lodge in order to confer the Third Degree of Ancient Craft Masonry, outdoors, at the Pulaski County Shrine Club commencing on or about 5:00 p.m. on May 7, 2016.


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April 11, 2016 to Worshipful Brother Brian K. Mercer, Master of BeltonGrandview Lodge No. 450 and Right Worshipful Brother Richard A. Riepe, District Deputy Grand Master, District 20 to have Brother Johnny Walkingstick of Broken Arrow Lodge No 243, chartered under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma with which we share full fraternal relations and hold in great respect, to confer using Oklahoma ritual the second section of the second degree on his grandson, Brother Smith, at the communication of Belton-Grandview Lodge No. 450 on April 19, 2016 April 27, 2016 to Right Worshipful Brother Emmett J. Bryson, District Deputy Grand Master, District 7 and Worshipful Brother Alan H. Bodenhausen, Master of Cosby Lodge No. 600 to meet on its regular stated communication on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in joint communication with St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 at its location in St. Joseph, MO. May 9, 2016 to Worshipful Brother Eugene W. Wescott, Master of Hannibal Lodge No. 188 and Right Worshipful Brother Timothy V. Coy, District Deputy Grand Master, District 1 for Hannibal Lodge No. 188 to hold its 3rd Annual outdoor 3rd degree conferral at the South River Rock Quarry near Hannibal, MO commencing at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016. June 2, 2016 to Right Worshipful Brother Paul L. Daniels, District Deputy Grand Master, District 33 and Masters of the Lamar Lodge No. 292 and Osage Lodge No. 303 for Lamar Lodge No. 292 to move and hold its regularly stated communication jointly with and at Osage Lodge No. 303 in Nevada, MO on June 14, 2016 for the purpose of a visit by the Grand Master. June 2, 2016 to Right Worshipful Brother Paul Daniel, District Deputy Grand Master, District 33 and Ronald A. Wood, Master of Hermon Lodge No. 187 to hold an outdoor conferral of the degree of Entered Apprentice at the Bluff Cemetery near Lamar, MO beginning at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016. June 16, 2016 to Right Worshipful Brother Lawrence R. Kelly, District Deputy Grand Master District 37 and Worshipful Brother Joshua L. Counts, Master of Pendleton Lodge No. 551 to conduct an outdoor degree conferral, consistent with Missouri Ritual, of the third degree of Ancient Craft Masonry, at a location on Hidlebrecht Road in Doe Run, MO commencing at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016. June 23, 2016 to Right Worshipful Brother Bob R. O’Dell, RGL Region A, Right Worshipful Brother Dean McAdams, District Deputy Grand Master, District 10 and Worshipful Brother James S. Burris, Master of Brookfield Lodge No. 86 to authorize Brookfield Lodge No. 86 to again host “the Chiggerfest” by conducting an outdoor degree conferral festival, consistent with Missouri Ritual, of the third degree of Ancient Craft Masonry, at a location near Highway U and Ludlow Road near Bucklin, MO commencing at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016. August 17, 2016 to Right Worshipful Brother Scott A. Filkins, District Deputy Grand Master District 9 and Worshipful Brother Paul S. Rader, Master of Summit Lodge No. 263 to hold its annual installation of lodge officers to commence at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2016.


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August 18, 2016 to Worshipful Brother Greg W. Yoder, Master of Table Rock Lodge No. 680 to forego its Regular Stated Communication set for August 23, 2016, and in lieu thereof, hold its annual installation of lodge officers, to commence at approximately the same time and place as if its regular state communication was held. August 17, 2016 to Worshipful Brother David V. Collignon, Master of Sparta Lodge No. 296 to reschedule its Regular Stated Communication set for August 12, 2016 to August 22, 2016 at its Lodge Hall. August 17, 2016 to Worshipful Brother Paul S. Rader, Master of Summit Lodge No. 263 to hold its annual installation of the lodge officers to commence at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2016. August 26, 2016 to Right Worshipful Brother Emmett J. Bryson, District Deputy Grand Master, District 7 for the 7th Masonic District Club and the members of the Masonic Lodges of the 7th Masonic District to participate, in aprons, in the Southside fall Festival Parade on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in St. Joseph, MO. September 17, 2016 to Worshipful Brother Terry A. Yarbrough, Master of Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 to temporarily consecrate the location for the purpose of holding a Chance-to-Advance class at camp SEMO at Wappapello, Missouri; in case of inclement weather, the C2A class will be moved back to Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209

PERMISSIONS AND CONSENTS Waivers of Jurisdiction August 18, 2016 to the Grand Lodge of Kansas A.F. & A.M. to accept the petition of Mr. Jared Cleburne, a resident of Kansas City, MO. August 30, 2016 to the Grand Lodge of Kansas A.F. & A.M. to accept the petition of Mr. Zebulon Lane Hopper a resident of Weston, MO. Chance to Advance (C2A) Date

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Harry S Truman No. 1941 RWB Mike Wheeler

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Barry Daylight No. 17

Compass No. 120

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Nov 21, 2015 Solomon No. 271

Solomon No. 271

RWB Larry Houge

O’Sullivan No. 7

Friend No. 352

Mt. Olive No. 439

Jan 23, 2016 Pauldingville No. 11

Pauldingville No. 11

Warrenton No. 609

Feb 27, 2016 Adair No. 366

Adair No. 366

RWB Ty Treutelaar

Feb 27, 2016 Richland No. 385

Richland No. 385

RWB Mike Wallace

Mar 5, 2016 Summit No. 263

Summit No. 263

MWB John Hess

Apr 9, 2016 Noble No. 684

Noble No. 684

RWB Rick Kaeser

Kirkwood No. 484

May 7, 2016 Cooper No. 36

Cooper No. 36

MWB C. Brent Stewart

MWB C. Brent Stewart

May 21, 2016 Gate of the Temple No. 422 Gate of the Temple No. 422 RWB Larry Houge July 9, 2016 St. Joseph No. 78

St. Joseph No. 78

RWB Mike Wheeler

July 30, 2016 Ivanhoe No. 446

Ivanhoe No. 446

WB Brad Fowler

Sept 17, 2016 Webster Groves No. 84

Webster Groves No. 84

RWB Bill Zimmerman

Noble No. 684

Sept 17, 2016 Poplar Bluff No. 209

Poplar Bluff No. 209

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Jeffrey S. Pennington Grand Secretary

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REPORT OF THE GRAND SECRETARY DALE M. BRYAN To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: I begin my report covering my time as your Grand Secretary by thanking Most Worshipful Brother David Haywood for appointing me, and the members of the Grand Lodge for then electing me, to serve as your Grand Secretary. With the Grand Secretary Area Meetings coming immediately after my appointment, followed by preparations for the 2015 Annual Communication and a new Grand Lodge year, we hit the ground running. There was much, much to do on all fronts. The downstairs area of the Complex that the Grand Lodge had occupied for its storage area for years was in continuing violation of the local fire code and needed immediate attention. The place was an absolute mess. With the volunteer assistance of the Masonic Home staff, we completely cleaned and reorganized everything. Two large commercial dumpsters were filled with trash. We found many items that had been way over-ordered, including over 1000 notebook binders, of which we used only about 20 a year. In reviewing what inventory records existed, the dates showed that several hundred binders were still in stock when several hundred additional binders were ordered. We gave away as many as we could and disposed of the rest. We found cases and cases of out-of-date items, including case upon case of old, outdated By-Laws and all kinds of other things that had been ordered then just forgotten and for which we could find no inventory records. We saved what was valuable and could be used and gave away, sold, or disposed of the rest. I am pleased to report that we are now in compliance with the fire code. We also immediately begin working on getting the books ready for the Audit. As we were working we continued to find problems with the way the Grand Lodge Office had been operating and with the expenditure and accounting of funds. For example, we found out that several years ago two future Grand Masters’ Jewels had been ordered, one had been fully paid for, but neither jewel ever had been delivered. Neither the Ways and Means Committee nor the officers for whom the jewels were ordered were aware of the expenditure although we did find the canceled check in excess of $4000 and a hand-written receipt. We attempted to locate the person to whom the check had been written in order to obtain a refund or secure the delivery of the jewels but he could not be located despite our best efforts. This loss had not been properly recorded in our accounts nor did not appear in any reports so the Ways and Means Committee and officers were not made aware of the problem. This has since been fixed and the loss recognized. I am pleased to announce that the independent Auditors were extremely impressed with the changes we were able to make to our record keeping system in only one year. They commented that all of the problems identified in the last audit had either been completely corrected or were now being properly addressed. Complete and meaningful financial records are finally being submitted monthly to Ways and Means and the officers for review. A copy of this Audit Report and


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Grand Lodge Financials has been made part of the Report of the Committee on Ways and Means. We were able to have for the first time a complete list of our inventory stock. Going back and identifying what we had was a big job and something that had not been done before. In taking inventory we found that we had over 15,000 lapel pins and other similar items. The pins were located in several different areas and we found it was not uncommon for new orders to have been placed simply because the old pins could not be located. Not only do we now have a current up to date inventory, it has been arranged so that we can easily find everything and keep a current count of inventory and track our expenditures. With the Grand Master’s consent, in December I appointed RWB Keith Neese to help me as the assistant Grand Secretary. I asked RWB Keith to help me implement the office reorganization plan based on new job descriptions that we had been working on for months as well as to assist in evaluating the job performance of the office staff. The reorganization had been a top priority for me when I was appointed Grand secretary but with all of the problems I kept running into I had been unable to devote the time it needed. RWB Keith did an excellent job in assisting me on the employee evaluations and job descriptions as well as on the overall office workload analysis. After consulting with RWB Keith, I made the difficult decision to replace the former office staff, with the exception of Amanda whom I hired in August to head up our internal financial and accounting operations. Sound management practice and employee confidentiality prevent me from commenting further except to say that the employee dismissals were necessary and justified. The new staff that was hired was able learn the operations of the Grand Lodge quickly and we immediately began implementing changes in our procedures. The changes have been many and include, for example, entering all dues card requests as they are received. The dues cards are then printed at the end of the day and placed in the mail to the secretaries the next morning. Supply orders are now received and filled no later than on the Friday of the week they are received rather than being filled whenever staff got around to it. Promptly returning phone calls and email was also placed as a high priority. The new staff also was able to identify many problems that had not been addressed by the previous staff, including checks that had not been cashed that in some cases were over a year old. I cannot express enough thanks to WB Kevin Fuller for his assistance with the new Database System. The new system hopefully will make the Annual Returns and member record keeping easier for everyone. In addition to the changes in the Annual Returns themselves we will now be able to do the Returns on line, saving the membership money in both postage and printing costs. Cost review and control was another top priority for me. Almost immediately I found that we had serious problems with the multi-year leases on office equipment


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that had been signed and that equipment had been purchased, such as individual desktop printers for staff, which were unnecessary. The lease on the postage machine alone was costing over 70 cents a letter plus the postage. The machine that had been leased was for an office that sent out thousands of letters a month, not just a few thousand a year like our office. Unfortunately we could not get out of most of the equipment leases. We were working on changes when I left and hopefully RWB Pennington will be able to fix this problem when the leases come up for renewal. Having ongoing meaningful oversight and accountability of the Grand Lodge Office when dealing with long term and multi-thousand dollar contracts can prevent such problems from occurring in the future. Let me conclude by again sincerely thanking you for the opportunity to serve you during my time as Grand Secretary. While personal and family commitments have prevented me from continuing in this most important position, I am proud of the needed changes we were able to make during my time serving you and hope you will give RWB Pennington and the new staff as much support and help as you have given me. Fraternally, Dale M. Bryan Past Grand Secretary

REPORT OF ASSISTANT AND ACTING GRAND SECRETARY H. KEITH NEESE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: On December 9, 2015, Grand Secretary Bryan, with the consent of the Grand Master, appointed me Assistant Grand Secretary in order to help him address ongoing problems in the Grand Lodge office. Earlier in the year he had reorganized the Grand Lodge office operations and the duties of each staff member. Unfortunately, certain staff members were less than cooperative and kept reverting to their old duties, which slowed the operation of the office and resulted in important functions being left undone. He earlier had been forced to dismiss an employee for her repeated refusal to implement needed changes in the Grand Lodge Office accounting and cash management system pursuant to the directions of the Ways and Means Committee and findings of the independent auditor. He asked for a fresh set of eyes to help him look at the situation objectively, identify specific problems, and find a solution. Upon investigation, we discovered serious, ongoing problems. For example, requests for Grand Master Dispensations from the lodges and correspondence from other jurisdictions were not being handled in a timely manner, and in some cases, were not even being forwarded to the Grand Master or the Grand Secretary. In some cases Grand Master’s Dispensations were issued without prior consultation and knowledge of the Grand Master. Documents, requests, and other correspondence


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were found stuffed in drawers and never acted upon. Un-deposited checks several months old were found for supplies ordered but never processed. Telephone calls and follow-up messages were not being returned, causing lodge secretaries to call back several times before getting any response. Some telephone supply orders were filled quickly while others, inexplicably, waited for weeks to be processed. Lodge Secretaries would, on a weekly basis, request reprinting of new and existing member’s dues cards. In many cases, the request for new dues cards had to be resent or additional telephone calls had to be made before the new cards would be issued. Inventory of supplies were unaccounted for and scattered between offices and in the copy room without any organization. The hostility of certain staff members toward the new database system was obvious, causing numerous and unnecessary implementation problems and delays. These same staff members continued to allow external sources of influence to adversely affect their work habits and attitudes toward the successful operation of the Grand Lodge office, the Grand Officers, and the relationship between the Grand Lodge office and the Masonic Home. When Grand Secretary Bryan would approach the individual staff person regarding a complaint or problem, the staff person often would smile and ignore or sometimes even rebuff him. When his directions were followed, many times it was done so begrudgingly. These are just a few of the problems we found. The bottom line was that certain staff members were making the office dysfunctional by repeatedly refusing to accept direction from the Grand Secretary and be a part of the much needed office reorganization. In early January of 2016, I completed my review and reported my findings and recommendations to Grand Secretary Bryan for his consideration. At his request, I then assisted him in the very unpleasant task of dismissing three staff members. While this was not popular among some, I firmly believe that the actions taken were absolutely necessary and were for the good of the Craft. Interestingly, within one hour of the dismissals, we detected an unauthorized external attempt to access our database using the code of one of the dismissed employees and over the course of the next few weeks we continued to uncover more and more problems directly attributable to the former staff. These have since been addressed. I continued to assist Grand Secretary Bryan, as needed, until he decided to step down in order to take care of family matters in St. Joseph. On March 8, 2016, at the request of the Grand Master I reluctantly agreed to again serve as Acting Grand Secretary until such time as a new Grand Secretary was appointed, which occurred in early May. While I certainly never sought the position or the responsibility, it has been an honor to serve. I hope the Craft fully appreciates the importance of the Grand Lodge office in managing the day-to-day affairs of the Fraternity—and how difficult of a job it is. Since the departure of former Grand Secretary Miller we all have tried to do our best under difficult conditions to transparently address past problems, follow the By-Laws, and provide you with a responsive, efficient, and professional Grand


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Lodge office. I welcome and highly commend our new Grand Secretary Right Worshipful Brother Jeff Pennington and his new staff as they continue to make daily progress in advancing us toward that goal. Respectfully Submitted, H. Keith Neese Assistant Grand Secretary 2015 Acting Grand Secretary 2016

REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, The Grand Treasurer oversees the Investment Accounts of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. TheGrand Lodge accounts are currently held and invested by Central Trust Company of C o l u m b i a , Missouri. The Grand Lodge of Missouri has a total of nine investment accounts with different requiredmixes of asset investments. Some investment accounts also have restrictions on how the funds are used as noted in the By­Laws. The following are a listing of accounts:

(1) GENERAL FUND ­unrestricted (2) RESERVE FUND – unrestricted (3) PERMANENT FUND – unrestricted (4) ENDOWMENT FUND – permanently restricted (5) ENDOWMENT MEMBERSHIP FUND – permanently restricted (6) DISASTER & RELIEF FUND – temporarily restricted (7) RELIEF & CHARITY FUND – temporarily restricted (8) SAMUEL STEWART MEMORIAL FUND – temporarily restricted

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Consolidated Account Totals $22,823,451 In 2010, an Investment Policy was established for each of the Investment Accounts listed above. On April 15, 2014, the Investment Policy was revised for all of the investment accounts of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Respectfully Submitted, H. Keith Neese Grand Treasurer REPORT OF THE INSURANCE COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: I am finally able to report that your committee on Insurance did function. Issues arose concerning the automobile coverages which were resolved with that coverage being included in the “Commercial Package”. The committee was able to review by line of coverage the policy providing property and liability coverage for both Grand Lodge and all constituent Lodges. Our policy is a three year policy and we saw no advantage to securing bids for this renewal year, but we will seek competitive bids next year. However, through a meeting with our Agent, we were able reduce the renewal cost by increasing our deductible and reducing the total coverage on paraphernalia without changing the $50,000 max per location. We also examined higher umbrella limits and the insurance committee still needs to review other coverages such as Directors and Officers and Employee Benefits. We also need to make sure that the Children’s foundation is properly covered. One warning for all Lodges is to be sure they are insuring their own building and that they have a liability policy covering this building and activities as outlined in the Insurance review provided to all Lodge secretaries. Respectfully and Fraternally submitted, Committee on Insurance, Dave Ingersoll, Chairman Webb Edwards, committee member John Grossnickle, committee member


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PRELIMINARY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE th 195 ANNUAL COMMUNICATION To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren: Your Committee on Jurisprudence is charged with various duties, including the review of proposals to amend the Constitution and By-Laws, review of Decisions and Edicts issued by the Grand Master, and the referral of legal questions by the Grand Master or Grand Lodge. As of the submission of this preliminary report, your Committee has met twice in person and engaged in numerous email exchanges and conference calls in carrying out these duties. The Committee also expects to meet and discuss as necessary in the days and weeks leading up to and during this Communication, including the formal meeting on Sunday, September 25. The Committee has reviewed all proposals submitted by the close of the 194th Annual Communication to add, amend, or repeal provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws. Two proposed constitutional amendments and four proposed by-law amendments were timely received. Each proposal was initially reviewed by the Committee in November to determine if it was or could be brought into due form under the Constitution and By-Laws. With two exceptions, the Committee was able to work with the sponsors to bring these proposals into due form. The final versions that were distributed to the lodges earlier this year and are included in your registration packet have been found to be in due form and will be considered at this Annual Communication. An opinion as to advisability will be given as part of the final report. When reviewing a proposal for form, the Committee must consider provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws not affected by the proposal, state and federal law, including the Internal Revenue Code, and the Ancient Landmarks, usages, and established customs of Masonry. This includes consideration of the overall structure of “Regular Freemasonry,” that is, the criteria that bring a Grand Lodge into conformity with other Grand Lodges to secure and maintain recognition. While by no means absolutely binding, the Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America, to which this Grand Lodge belongs, considers these factors to include legitimacy of origin, exclusive territorial jurisdiction, except by mutual consent and/or treaty, and adherence to the Ancient Landmarks – 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. Under these guidelines, two proposals submitted by the close of the 194th Annual Communication will not be considered. The first proposal was a constitutional amendment, which, as submitted, would have required that no substitute be allowed for the Holy Bible at any meeting of


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the Grand Lodge or Subordinate Lodge. Using the criteria outlined above, the Committee worked diligently with the sponsors of this proposed amendment to bring it into a form which the Committee felt would not be inappropriate for discussion. However, upon further review, the Grand Master determined that even the Committee version would place the Grand Lodge at risk of religious and political discussion and directed the Jurisprudence Committee remove the amendment from consideration. The Committee regrets any confusion this may have caused. The second was a proposal to repeal Section 13.020 (Residence) and amend Section 21.100 This legislation would have eliminated the requirement that petitioners for the degrees reside in the State of Missouri for at least six months prior to petitioning and granted the Grand Master authority to accept petitions for membership from out of state residents without a waiver of jurisdiction if that jurisdiction did not respond to the request for waiver. After much consideration and consultation, your Committee was unable to bring this proposal, or either subsection, into due form. A review of the List of Lodges, Masonic reveals that every regular Masonic Grand Lodge imposes on a petitioner the requirement of some period of fixed residency within its territorial jurisdiction. To eliminate this requirement would put Missouri alone in that respect. Additionally, eliminating the residency requirement would have indefinitely extended the territory of the Grand Lodge without the consent of other Grand Lodges. Likewise, granting the Grand Master the authority to accept a petition from a non-resident without receiving a waiver of jurisdiction from the appropriate Grand Lodge would infringe upon the territorial sovereignty of our sister Grand Lodges. To do so would invite questions regarding the recognition of our Grand Lodge among other Grand Lodges. The Committee in no way criticizes the sponsors of this proposal. We understand there are concerns among members of this Grand Lodge regarding the actions of other Grand Lodges towards their members, and we hope those concerns are resolved through the internal operations of those Grand Lodges. It is, however, a dispute into which the Grand Lodge Of Missouri cannot and should not enter, and the Committee feels that to do so could potentially jeopardize the worldwide recognition and respect the Grand Lodge of Missouri has enjoyed since 1821. Your Committee also exchanged numerous e-mails and conference calls regarding the Grand Lodge Office 401(k) plan. As noted in reports and correspondence submitted at the 194th Annual Communication by the Grand Lodge Committee on Ways and Means, the Grand Lodge Office, through a past Grand Secretary, had previously established an employee 401(k) retirement plan which included contribution of Grand Lodge funds. The Committee on Ways and Means expressed concern regarding the propriety of the establishment of that plan, and upon request of the Grand Master, your Committee concurred in those grave concerns. A review of the plan and its establishment revealed that Grand Lodge funds were being expended without the approval of the Ways and Means Committee and/or the


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appropriate Grand Lodge Line Officers as required by By-Law. The establishment documentation referenced two Resolutions purportedly executed by the Grand Lodge supporting the establishment of the plan and the contribution of Grand Lodge funds. Those Resolutions do not appear in the Proceedings published in or after the year of their purported adoption. Consultation with Past Grand Masters and Line Officers shed no light on those Resolutions, nor were they located in the archives of the Grand Lodge or any committee. The Committee, therefore, was forced to conclude that the plan’s establishment, and therefore the expenditure of funds, was contrary to the Grand Lodge By-Laws. After consultation with the Grand Master and Grand Secretary, it was determined that, in fairness to the Grand Lodge Office Staff who had previously enrolled in the plan without knowledge of the circumstances, the plan should be continued. Right Worshipful Brother Douglas D. Ritterskamp, a member of your Committee, with the assistance of other attorneys, spent several hours reworking the plan. We are pleased to report that the Grand Lodge Office 401(k) plan has been affirmed in full compliance of the Grand Lodge By-Laws with the execution of a formal resolution by the appropriate officers. Your Chairman thanks RWB Ritterskamp and the other attorneys who donated their legal expertise at no cost to the Grand Lodge, saving potentially thousands of dollars in legal fees and penalties. Your Committee thanks you for your confidence this year, and this report will be supplemented at the Annual Communication with the presentation of legislation for consideration and a report on the Decisions, Edicts, Consents, and Permissions of the Grand Master along with any other matters referred to the Committee prior to or during the Annual Communication. Respectfully submitted, David Appleby John Caraker Hon. Kevin L. Walden Douglas D. Ritterskamp R. Scott Gardner Jonce B. Chidister, Chairman


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Greetings Brethren: It is with regret that your Committee on Lodges under Dispensation have had no request from any Lodge in the state of Missouri. It has been an honor for this committee to stand ready to serve this Grand Lodge and its Grand Master C. Brent Stewart at any time this year. Fraternally Submitted, Jimmie D. Lee, Chairman Rocky E. Weaver, Member Robert M. Berger, Member

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LONG RANGE PLANNING To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: In addition to the Advancing Line Officers, the members of the Committee this year were RWB Steve Kracht, WB Tray Wetherell, and WB Terry Pollard. I must sincerely apologize, especially to the non-Grand Lodge officer members of the Committee, for not calling a meeting of the Committee during the year. Apparently notices of my appointments to the Committee never went out from the Grand Lodge Office, and beyond that, my schedule and other unanticipated Grand Lodge priorities occurring immediately after last year’s Annual Communication and continuing throughout the year prevented calling a meeting. However, I am pleased to report that the main topics, goals and concerns identified in the strategic planning process that was originally initiated by the committees in the recent past have not been ignored this year. In fact, much progress has been made the areas of improved communications, Masonic education, and technology. These were the main items identified by the Craft during the roundtables and surveys that were part of the strategic planning process. While more always needs to be done, we have not been idle on any of these fronts and we hope the Craft can see the results. Next year perhaps the Committee will have the opportunity to review and evaluate where we now stand and where we need to go to further implement the strategic plan. Fraternally submitted, Charles Brent Stewart, Chairman


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REPORT OFTHE MASONIC CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren: Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation is a not-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 appointment 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 duringthe 20152016 Grand Lodge year. The following is a report of the events of the past year reflecting the Foundation’s accomplishments and also the changes and challenges now faced by the Masonic Children’s Foundation. MoCHIP continues to be a free public service program funded by contributions from Missouri Masons through the Grand Lodge and directly. Additionally, we continue to receive s o l i d support from other organizations that share our interests, including the Order of the Eastern Star, the Order of Odd Fellows, and the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri. The organization continues to be financially sound and its condition is reflected in the financialstatements included with this report. While MoCHIP continues to host events all over the State of Missouri , the number of events that have been hosted has decreased and the number of lodges that have participated has gone downsomewhat. During the 2015-2016 Grand Lodge year, 101 lodges qualified for Safe ChildCertificates, 82 events were held with 1,930 volunteers participating. As of the date of this report 4,993 children were identified and, if events continue to be held at the expected rate,5,613 children will have been identified by Grand Lodge in September 2016. The total number of children identified during the life of the program so far is 231,326 and 28,349 volunteers have participated in 1,405 events. While MoCHIP continues to be strongly supported, we need to encourage more lodges to host events and get our numbers back up. We do not want to take the success of the program for granted. One of the more recent developments in the MoCHIP program has been holding an annual event at Girl’s State each summer. The event was first held in 2014 when 332 girls were identified and in 2015 that number increased to 466. This year the number has increased to 513 girls identified. This continues to be an important event in the MoCHIP calendar and as has been stated manytimes before, girls of this age group are at significantly higher risk of being abducted a n d accordingly, we wish to continue to encourage their participation in our program. For many years, Nick Cichielo has been the face of MoCHIP. He assumed the role of State Coordinator a year after the program began in 2005 and continued in that capacity until the Spring of 2016. As of June 2016 Brad Fowler was


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named State Coordinator for MoCHIP. While Brad is new to this particular role he hase been extremely active in MoCHIP for many years. Nick took over as State Coordinator in late 2006 after his retirement. He very swiftly became Mr. MoCHIP in the eyes of the fraternity and the charity grew rapidly over the years. MoCHIP received very generous donations from benefactors like Ron Krueger of Wherenberg Theatres and St. Louis #5 Odd Fellows. It became a highly respected and recognized program, not only in the State of Missouri, but in other states that were familiar with the charity’s work. MoCHIP has continued to grow and become a vital part of Missouri Freemasonry. We can thank Nick Cichielo for a good deal of this growth and certainly for his tireless support. It would be remiss not to also thank Lori Cichielo, Nick’s better half, who has been there the whole time and has also acted and continues to act as event coordinator, even though the couple has moved to the State of Florida. In June, 2016 Brad Fowler became the State Coordinator for the MoCHIP program. Brad was initiated into Freemasonry in 2007 and raised to the degree of Master Mason later that year. The Children’s Foundation was the reason that Brad joined the fraternity. He was first exposed to MoCHIP when he was asked to bring an ambulance to an event to let the kids run through it. At that event, he saw the good that Freemasons were doing in Missouri and had to join. Brad has long been active in the MoCHIP program and in 2011 and 2014 he was honored by receiving Regional Coordinator of the year. Additionally, Brad’s team six serves as the team at Girls State each year. He is highly versed in not only the processes of MoCHIP but also the technical issues related to setting up teams and managing equipment. We now face a challenge with the equipment used by our MoCHIP teams. The equipment is aging out both physically and in the nature of its software. The fingerprint machines that we use, require an interface to the computers that is now no longer regularly supported and has become quite expensive. Accordingly, we are considering purchasing new finger print machines with a more common interface and later acquiring new computers. The estimated cost of these purchases for the program would be in the range of $100,000. Accordingly, the Board of Directors is carefully considering all options before making a purchase. It is however, necessary that something be done in the near future. I and the rest of the board members, and I think in this regard , I speak to the whole fraternity, wish to thank Nick, Lori, Brad and all of the coordinators and volunteers that make the MoCHIP program successful and provide this vital service to the citizens of the State of Missouri. Many of these coordinators spend virtually every weekend working at MoCHIP events and dedicate their time to the benefit of not only the fraternity, but the general public. It has been an honor and a privilege for me to serve on the Board of Directors of


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the Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation. I am confident that the Foundation can make whatever changes are necessary in order to insure its continued success and would simply point out that many of the most dedicated members of our fraternity are strongly supportive of, and actively involved in the activities of MoCHIP. Respectfully and fraternally submitted, Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation Board of Directors Barry V. Cundiff, President Ty G. Treutelaar, Vice President Richard W. Kaeser, Member William E. Zimmerman, Member


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MASONIC EDUCATION To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, The Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education for the year of 2015-2016 met on two occasions during the course of the year. The brethren who participated in these meetings continue 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 strove to support the Grand Master this year by reviewing and fine-tuning the materials that are being reintroduced to the Grand Lodge website through the Learning About Masonry Program (LAMP). The first materials to be reviewed and loaded onto the new website were the teaching and testing modules for the three degrees. The committee is in the final process of reviewing the Lodge Officer Training modules. The lessons for the Lodge Officers were developed directly from the duties assigned by Grand Lodge By-Laws, duties assigned through the Ceremony of Installation and with some consideration for the traditional roles played by these offices. It is the hope of the committee to have these modules loaded on the website before Grand Lodge of this year. Two members of the Masonic Education Committee attended the three-day Midwest Conference on Masonic Education held in Grand Forks, North Dakota on the first weekend in May. RWB Joshua Thompson and RWB David B. Brown participated in multiple discussion groups and teaching sessions brought by many of the jurisdictions. The continuing issue of how to educate in the absence of required proficiencies dominated the conference. Brother S. Brent Morris and Dr. Mike Kearsley provided keynote addresses. Brother Morris presented on the results of recent surveys and the decline of membership, while Dr. Kearsley spoke on the subject of his Prestonian Lecture that illustrates how the merging of Masonic movements are not as neat and pretty as they appear 100 years past. The two Missouri attendees provided an extensive report to the Grand Master and his officers. This report focused on the efforts to leverage the educational efficiencies already embedded in the Masonic forms and ritual. The Masonic Achievement Award Program continued to be refined this year where lodges are honored for their Masonic activities that reflect an adherence to Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Please find the information on how WB Kevin Fuller and his committee have worked to improve the processes as filed in his report of their accomplishments for the year.


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Looking to the future, we are committed to continue providing educational subject matter that is of current interest to the Brethren of the State, and that will continue to develop a cohesive bond among the Missouri Craft. We look forward to the prospect of providing more development of materials for on-line education. 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, Chairman William Kiphart II Matthew Ruth Joshua Thompson Bobbie White

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MASONIC PUBLICATIONS To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: The Committee hopes that the Craft is enjoying the new look and content of The Freemason magazine now under the editorship of Most Worshipful Brother David W. Haywood. After running into several problems with the 2015 summer issue and reviewing costs, the Committee selected Most Worshipful Brother Haywood to be the new editor, retained a new graphic artist, and contracted with a new publishing company. We had to start virtually from scratch. The Committee wishes to express its sincere thanks to Barbara Ramsey and Rhonda Lightfoot from the Masonic Home for all their help during the transition. Another significant change that had to be made involved the title of the magazine itself. The Committee discovered that the Section 5.194 of the By-Laws required the name of the magazine to be “The Freemason”, not “The Missouri Freemason” which had been the name for many years. We are now in compliance with the By-Laws and with our Post Office requirements. The Craft may not realize it, but dating back to agreement in the 1980’s, the Masonic Home has paid and continues to pay for one-half the cost of publishing the magazine. In exchange, the Masonic Home was supposed to get one-half of the pages of each issue. Over the years, the pages devoted to the Masonic Home incrementally were reduced, to the point that it raised concern with the Board of the Masonic Home. The situation also raised concerns by the independent auditors of both the Grand Lodge and the Masonic Home since the transfer involved 501(c) (3) funds. The Committee is pleased to report that this situation has finally been satisfactorily addressed, at least for the immediate future. Unlike in years past,


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the Committee actually has met and will continue to meet as required by the ByLaws. More importantly, it will continue to work closely with the editor to insure that the Craft receives the best possible publication that our resources will permit. Fraternally submitted, Jeffrey S. Pennington R. Tim Thomas Ronald D. Jones Richard L. Smith Charles Brent Stewart, Chairman

REPORT OF THE MASONIC YOUTH COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, The 2016 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. As usual it was very difficult to choose the winners as they were all excellent candidates. After all of the nominations were evaluated, Elizabeth Geringer from Marlbourgh Assembly #77 was selected for the Rainbow award, Tim Hairer from Crestwood Chapter for the DeMolay, and Elaina Sullivan from Webster Groves Bethel #19 for the Job’s Daughters. Congratulations to them all. Their accomplishments and credentials show they are indeed fine young men and women dedicated to their Masonic Youth Organizations and communities. The Masonic Youth Day Planning Committee consisting of the appointed Grand Lodge committee, 4 representatives of each Youth organization and a few other Adult Youth Advisors met twice, (March and May) to plan and organize the MYD Event held on Saturday, August 6th. Again this year it was planned as a Masonic Youth Family picnic at the Masonic Center in Columbia. 330 Masonic Youth plus many adult advisors attended. This was up +101 youth from last year! There were many activities for the youth to enjoy. New this year, to keep cool, a water gun sport corral was planned, complete with refill stations where the youth could bring a squirt gun of choice to soak down their friends. The highlight activity of the day was an all-youth silly string fight, wherein 200 or so young people got covered in silly string and had a blast. We also had our usual dunking booth, in which the leaders of the Masonic Youth Groups, as well as our own Grand Lodge Secretary RWB Jeff Pennington, got a thorough soaking! It truly needs to be documented in the Masonic Dunk Tank Hall of Fame, (if there was one) in the extreme manner which Brother Jeff showed how it should be done – take your dunking in a dress


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shirt, dress pants, complete with a tie! What a Trooper! He was a hit! Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, snow cones, funnel cakes, was the fare of the day. As usual, the food was served on “MYD 2016” upside down Frisbees that all could take home, along with similarly imprinted cups. Also, the youth received the MYD T-shirt, complete with logo of Square and Compass centered in the outline of the state of Missouri along with a pair of sunglasses marked MYD 2016 appropriately. Other areas worthy of note, for the day, Brother Chris Duncan having a fully staffed and equipped medical tent on site, and Brother Brad Fowler hosting a standalone MOCHIP Table event. Attendance prizes were given out for each of the youth groups including their junior counterparts (Squires, Jobee2Bee, and Rainbow Pledges). Prizes were in the form of gift cards, 3 computer tablets and one paid attendance to each organization’s Grand Annual Session. The committee would like to thank the members of the Masonic Youth groups and their advisors who helped us over the past year. Two notes of mention, and very special “Thanks” goes to my committee member, Brother Larry Cameron, who, for the second year in a row was instrumental in getting all of the donations for the attendance prizes from the 18th District and across the State of Missouri - $2145! And WB Jack Olson – Worthy Patron of Gateway Lodge #40 and Grand Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star of the State of Missouri for presenting the 3 computer tablets. Our Masonic Youth are truly exceptional young people and are worthy of all the support we can give them. They are Our Masonic Future. Respectfully submitted, Gary Dryer Randy Davis

Larry Cameron Rodney Pensel Bob Efken Mike Lodholz, Chairman REPORT OF THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, With other pressing matters occurring this term within our Masonic Jurisdiction (many office changes, and the fantastic new Secretary database, among other items), the Membership Committee did not have opportunity to meet or execute aforementioned actions and recommendations outlined in the 2014-2015 report. In


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review of these previous recommendations, we still feel that they are appropriate. We, again, hope that those plans will be put into action by the committee appointed next term and that good works in the area of membership will continue. In addition to this, the Chairman of this Membership Committee, with the permission of the Grand Master, did electronically distribute a nationwide Masonic membership survey. Results of such are expected in September or October of 2016 and such results might be in the interest of future Membership Committees to consider. Sincerely and Fraternally, Philip A. Cole, Chairman Christopher E. Tilley Jason K. Denman Corey B. Huntsucker Justin W. Dryer

REPORT OF THE PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren, The Public Relations Committee’s scope this year was focused on identifying ways to efficiently update, monitor and maintain the Grand Lodge website and Facebook page. We addressed concerns with constituent lodge website hosting through mofreemason.com. We also determined action items to be included in a Strategic Plan for the Committee. Through recommendations of the Committee, WB Charles “CT” Harrison was appointed as the website administrator for www.momason.org. Under the continued direction of the Committee and through WB Harrison’s design experience, the overall look, function and usability of the website should begin to show improvements beginning in new Masonic year. WB Randy Davis was appointed as the primary Facebook administrator and has worked throughout the year to consolidate the Grand Lodge’s Facebook presence as well as streamline posting and maintenance of the page. A recent Facebook improvement includes posting of Grand Lodge events as well as photographs. Facebook will continue to improve throughout the year, including better integration with the website. Concerns were identified with the functionality and feasibility of constituent lodge website hosting through mofreemason.com, which was created as a result of an Edict issued in 2003. Vendor-provided software and hardware support had become


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limited as well as outdated. Since the Edict the availability of third party hosting services has considerably reduced lodge usage. The Committee determined that the lack of usage, combined with outdated service, made the continued support by the Grand Lodge unfeasible. The Committee has recommended that the site and services be eliminated. This process has been initiated and will be completed within the next 18 to 24 months. The Committee identified the need to develop a Strategic Plan intended to improve the ongoing effectiveness and continuity of the Committee. Although the Strategic Plan is a working document which will likely change and evolve with time, through the planning process the committee determined that the following action items should be considered. The Committee is currently in the process of prioritizing these items which are in no specific order: 1. Develop a long-term Committee budget 2. Identify ways to inform brethren of ways to make donations or estate contributions to Grand Lodge projects 3. Review and reprint the Crown Jewels brochure 4. Review and update the Public Relations Manual 5. Review feasibility of producing a new video on Missouri Freemasonry 6. Finalize discontinuance of mofreemason.com 7. Investigate the development of a smart phone application 8. Support of the 2021 Bicentennial Celebration 9. Ongoing support of website and Facebook administration The Committee members thank the Grand Master and the Grand Lodge for giving us the opportunity to serve the Fraternity. We look forward to continuing positive improvements with public relations. Fraternally submitted, Emmett Bryson, Chairman Randy Davis Robert Floyd Brian Goldman David Jacobi Joshua Thompson


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, In 2016, your Committee received several requests for recognition, as well as communications from other Grand Lodges, other organizations and Brethren. In considering the requests for recognition, we have again relied upon the information provided by the Commission On Information for Recognition of the Conference of Grand Masters of North America for a determination of the regularity and/or whether the Grand Lodge has met standards for recognition. Those standards are summarized as follows: Legitimacy of origin Exclusive territorial jurisdiction, except by mutual consent, and/or treaty. Adherence to the Ancient Landmarks—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. GRAND LODGE OF PARAGUAY On October 22, 2015, the Grand Lodge of Missouri received a request for recognition from Carlos Alberto Quinonez, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Paraguay. The above Grand Lodge meets the requirement for recognition and your committee recommends that the Grand Lodge of Missouri extends recognition to the Grand Lodge of Paraguay, Alberto Guinonez, and Grand Master. GRAND ORIENT INDEPENDENT SAO PAULO On March 29, 2016 the Grand Lodge of Missouri received a request for a Warrant of Friendship i.e. Friendship Treaty and Mutual Recognition from the Grand Orient Independent Sao Paulo. The committee does not find that this Grand Orient is regular and therefore does not recommend that the Grand Lodge of Missouri extend recognition to the Grand Orient Independent Sao Paulo. PRINCE HALL GRAND LODGE FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF TEXAS AND JURISDICTION On May 12. 2016 the Grand Lodge of Missouri received a request for recognition from the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Texas and Jurisdiction, Prince Hall Affiliation from Grand Master Wilbert Curtis. This Grand Lodge is recognized by the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri and Jurisdiction, Prince Hall Affiliation. Your committee recommends that the Grand Lodge of Missouri extends recognition to the Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and


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Accepted Masons of Texas and Jurisdiction. SYMBOLIC GRAND LODGE OF PARAGUAY On June 20, 2016 the Grand Lodge of Missouri received a request for Recognition from the Symbolic Grand Lodge of Paraguay. The Grand Lodge of Missouri already recognizes the Grand Lodge of Paraguay and therefore this request from a competing Grand Lodge of the same jurisdiction is unfounded. Your committee does not recommend recognition be established between the Grand Lodge of Missouri and the Symbolic Grand Lodge of Paraguay. CONCLUSION Brethren, through your Committee, the Grand Lodge has tried to support new and growing Grand Lodges by providing by providing recognition when consistent with the findings of the Commission, that they have met 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 “Honor� 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. To aid this endeavor your committee is attaching a complete list of Grand Lodges to this report that have been recognized by the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Fraternally submitted, Glenn E. Means, PGM John W. Hess, PGM, 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: Samuel Smith Stewart Scholarship Committee Meeting Minutes -March 19, 2016. Attendees: RWB Steve Duncan, Chairman; RWB John Siscel; MWB Jimmie D. Lee; RWB Nick Cichielo; MWB David Ramsey; RWB Richard Smith; RWB Ron Jones; RWB Tim Thomas; RWB Bill Zimmerman; RWB Keith Neese. Chairman Steve Duncan called the meeting to order at 12:35 pm, welcomed attendees and thanked them for their attendance. MWB Vern Schneider shared an overview of the history and purpose of the Samuel Smith Stewart Trust. As a friend and the attorney for Dr. Stewart, he provided the committee with great insight into Dr. Stewart’s desire that the trust be used for eleemosynary and education purposes. Dr. Stewart particularly hoped that the funds would be used to help those students who were high achievers and willing to work hard to attain an education. Ill. The committee had a discussion on the annual fee to be paid to Grand Lodge for administrative services to the trust. RWB Zimmerman shared some background on the recent audit of the fund and suggested that the fee amount be based on “fair market value” for goods and services rendered. Upon motion made, seconded and approved, the committee agreed to pay $15,000 to the Grand Lodge for the upcoming year with the additional provision that time and expenses be tracked during the year and provided to the committee. The committee will review these expenses and approve the fee each calendar year based on services rendered. Committee reviewed a draft of a potential contract to be approved between the Grand Lodge and the Samuel Smith Stewart Scholarship Committee. The committee asked to be provided with a copy of a similar contract that has been approved between the Masonic Scholarship Fund and the Grand Lodge. The committee will review both versions and schedule a conference call to develop a final draft. The committee reviewed the trust account statements and the projected income of $482,047.25. Upon motion made, seconded and approved, the committee decided to award six (6) new scholarships in the amount of $10,000 per year. This number was based on the following estimates for income and expenses.


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The committee held a discussion on the criteria used to select recipients of the Samuel Smith Stewart scholarship. Several in attendance who have served on the selection committee provided the group with info on the criteria used for selection: 1) academic performance; 2) community involvement and; 3) financial need. A brief discussion was held on the need to hold a luncheon or dinner to recognize new and possibly existing scholarship recipients. The committee felt it would be beneficial and create positive publicity for the scholarship. Committee will investigate costs and availability of the MHM complex community room. No further business appearing, Chairman Duncan adjourned the meeting at 2:10 pm.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS 195TH ANNUAL COMMUNICATION To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren: The Ways and Means Committee and Grand Lodge Officers have met jointly again during 2015-2016. The continuing operating deficit of Grand Lodge has been examined and expenditures have been cut to the minimum. We have reviewed excessive equipment lease costs with plans to eliminate those upon the expiration of the non-cancelable leases signed in prior years. There hasbeen careful monthly examination and monitoring of the operational expenditures as well as declining revenues by the Ways & Means Committee. The escalating costs of operations will result in future per capita increases becoming necessary. In addition, the expenditures of past Annual Communication have been reviewed and monitored. The increase in costs for Annual Communications will likely result in potential registration fees for future Grand Lodge Annual Communications or major reductions in the expenditures for the event. These actions are becoming unavoidable. For the year 2016-2017 the draft budget includes very few increases in expenses.


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The Report of the Committee on Ways and Means for the 194th Annual Communication, covered the reports, investigations and findings for the year ending on October 31, 2014. That report informed the Brethren of 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 keeping and ambiguity in the By-Laws as to who could commit the Grand Lodge to high cost, long term contracts. In the Audit Report for the year ending October 31, 2015 the Auditors noted: “We would like to commend management, officers and the governing board for taking action on most of our recommendations. We found the overall environment for internal control over financial reporting to have improved significantly.” In addition, “Significant improvements have been made in the last fiscal year.” Your Committee on Ways and Means, is pleased to inform the Brethren, that many of the material findings and/or significant deficiencies found by the then new Independent Auditors have been corrected and/or improved upon. These vast improvements were due, in part to the efforts of the Grand Lodge Officers, your Ways and Means Committee and the efforts of the Grand Secretary, the Controller and other new, dedicated office staff members. The assistance and guidance provided by the Auditors has assisted this group in continuing to diligently work cooperatively to bring about multiple changes and improvements to the material weaknesses or significant deficiencies discovered. Thus eliminating many of the deficiencies and vastly improving on other deficiencies that were uncovered. This cooperative relationship continued through the 2015-2016 year and will continue in the future. The goal is to safeguard the assets of the craft in accordance with rules established by votes of the Brothers codified in the By-Laws. During the 2015-2016 year the budget has been closely monitored and any adjustments made in compliance with the By-Laws. In addition, improvements in inventory control, billings, revenues, expenditures, membership records, equipment rental and changes in office staff duties have been initiated. Refinements to communications between the Blue Lodges and the Grand Lodge Office have resulted in extensive improvements and the clearing of older accounts receivables. The Ways & Means Committee has met in compliance with the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State or Missouri. Those By-Laws state the duties of this Committee include, but are not limited to: “examining all matters affecting the finances of the Grand Lodge and to budget the entire expense of the Grand Lodge.” We are pleased to announce significant improvements have been made in meeting those duties. Further procedures are continuously being developed and implemented to ensure compliance with By-Law controls. The Committee wishes to express its sincere thanks to the Grand Lodge Officers and the Grand Lodge Office Staff for their invaluable input and guidance in making these significant improvements. The Ways & Means Committee shall continue to be Stewards of the finances of


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REPORT OF THE MASONIC SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren: The Scholarship Selection Committee, appointed each year by the Grand Master, assists the Masonic Scholarship Foundation of Missouri, Inc. and the Samuel Smith Stewart Fund Administration Committee in awarding annual youth scholarships. The scholarship selection committee met at Grand Lodge Complex on April 10, 2016. The 2015-2016 selection committee consisted of R.W. Robert T. Thomas, chairman; R.W. Ronald D. Jones; R.W. Stanton T. Brown II: R.W. Barry V. Cundiff; R.W. Richard W. Kaeser; R.W. Tom Truman; R.W. Lloyd G Lyon; W.B. George R. Shelley, and Vivian Spears. After getting fueled up on coffee and donuts, the committee started the arduous but rewarding selection process as they were presented with several hundred scholarship applications. The quality and quantity of applicants are a testament to our members who inform the schools in their communities of this wonderful scholarship opportunity. The following is a complete listing of newly awarded scholarships and those that are being renewed for the 2016-2017 school year. Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic Scholarship Kacey Hottes Stockton Ashlyn Hufstedler Thayer Spencer Laiben Hillsboro Allison Roberts Branson Haley Thomas Boonville Hadley Willson St. Peters Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship Cara Clemens Odessa Rileigh Grunden Cole Camp Derrek Hardy Brookfield Masonic Merit Scholarship Renewals 2016 Rachal Crouse Brandon Eschenbach Audrey Imhoff Samantha Meeks Jessica Peters Austin Vandivert Kendra Cook

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Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic Scholarship Renewals 2016 BreeAnna Burns Abigail Cordia Eric Dazey Cheyenne Doughty Neil Sparling Rachel Stafford Maria Stevenson Abigail Brown Fatima Chaudhry John Crooke Elizabeth Ferguson Trinity Ladnier Clara Norris Jared Twenter Elena Fox Taylor Young Tara Gire Neely Gray Taylor Henzlik Bailey Hiatt Katelyn Jones Olivia Loges James Porter Cydney Puckett Angela Roscoe Kailey Pettit Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship Renewals 2016 Savannah Peach Chase Pitchford The Masonic Scholarship Foundation of Missouri consists of the following people: M.W. C. Brent Stewart, chairman; R.W. Richard L. Smith, R.W. Ronald D. Jones; R.W. Robert T. Thomas and R.W. Stanton T. Brown II. The committee would like to express its appreciation to the Grand Lodge staff, especially Vivian Spears, for organizing the scholarship packets and assisting with the selection process. Vivian spends countless hours assembling the packets, corresponding with applicants, recipients, and colleges; and keeping track of transcripts and renewals throughout the year. I would also like to personally thank the Brothers who traveled to the recipients’ schools to personally present the scholarships. Fraternally, Robert T. Thomas Junior Grand Warden


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REPORT OF THE MASONIC SECURITY COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren: As most of you are aware, packages of anti-Masonic material were left at Lodges across the state beginning approximately May 12th and ending on June 20th. Upon receipt of the first packages, I was contacted by the Grand Master and directed to assess the threat to lodges through my network of law enforcement contacts. I immediately contacted the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control and delivered a packet to them as well as a description of the vehicle and driver associated with the packages. I then requested that the administrators of the DDGM and Secretary forums ask that further deliveries be reported to me as well as local law enforcement. With this information I was able to track the subject across the state and predict with some degree of certainty where his next delivery would occur. I then had conversations with Special Agents at the FBI Kansas City and Jefferson City field offices. I was informed that someone, likely the same person due to the similarity of the manifesto, had delivered packages across Arkansas in 2014. At that time, the subject was passive and made no overt threats to any of the Lodges visited. I made the FBI aware that some deliveries were left in mail boxes and was advised that the Postal Inspection Services would be contacted. Due to the lack of an immediate threat, no further action was taken by the FBI other than gathering intelligence information. I have been able to determine with some level of confidence that the person delivering the packages lives in or around Montgomery County Arkansas. He is reportedly a 20 year Mason who has left the fraternity due to his religious beliefs. He also left anti-Masonic packets at many churches across the state. To date, I have received information from 122 Lodges that reported that they had received a package. Brethren, the fact that someone left a package at our doors has caused a lot of concern across the state. While this was a benign incident, consider for a moment that instead of a packet of papers it could have been a pipe bomb. This incident was and is a wakeup call that we as a Grand Lodge need to do a better job of protecting our Lodges and educating our members about the threats to our fraternity that exist. Rest assured that the Grand Lodge is very aware of and monitoring potential threats to our Fraternity. The Grand Master has appointed a special Masonic Security Committee made up of experienced law enforcement professionals. This committee is currently developing policies and procedures to assist Lodges with safety awareness training and compiling a security plan for the upcoming Grand Lodge session. Addition information will be disseminated when it is available. The Masonic Security


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Committee consists of the following people: W.B. William B. Kiphart, chairman; R.W.B. Tim Thomas; W.B. William D. Houska; W.B. Rex A. Gooch; W.B. David P. Perkins; and Brother John D. Wall. Fraternally, Robert T. Thomas Junior Grand Warden

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 2015-2016 had another busy year working with the 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. The majority of the work effort expended this year was focused on the development and comprehensive deployment of the new membership system behind my.momason.org. The system was brought online last year and this year saw a number of enhancements to incorporate the Grand Lodge of Missouri’s business processes and unique reporting needs. These enhancements continue to be logged, tracked and deployed on a regular basis. To share the new system’s capabilities and launch the 2016 Annual Returns process, the Grand Secretary’s Area Meetings were focused on training for secretaries, officers and brethren that were interested to learn more about the system. The meetings around the state were well attended and feedback was free flowing. A number of recommendations for future enhancements were provided that were cataloged and reviewed for future updates. The Learning About Masonry Program (LAMP) content was rehosted within my.momason.org to be used by brethren across the state. Launching the online courses and tracking completions is all housed within the same membership data to provide a streamlined user interface for all Brothers accessing the system. The Grand Lodge website was also rehosted and rebuilt to take advantage of a new, robust editing toolset. The rehosting will save the Grand Lodge a significant percentage of its previous spend on hosting. The rebuild is paving the way for a more inclusive and comprehensive web presence.


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The computers used inside the Grand Lodge Office were upgraded to Windows 10 within the grace period by Microsoft saving the Grand Lodge over $700 in upgrade fees. The timely upgrade not only provides immediate cost savings but will introduce a sustainable operating system that should eliminate the need for a costly upgrade for several years. The committee will continue to evaluate new software packages to be leveraged internally to increase the protection of each computer and keep costs in check. 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 membership system. Respectfully Submitted, Kevin Fuller – Chair Jeff Bloemker Jason Goran

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE-- 212° Award To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: At the request of Grand Master Stewart, this special committee was created and undertook an examination of the status and procedures of the 212° Award Program, instituted by MWB Jon B. Broyles in 2013-14. During that year, 21 brethren were awarded certificates and pins in recognition of their efforts above and beyond what was expected for their position and for the fraternity in general. This recognition of hard workers was used as a pool by MWB David W. Haywood to make several appointments during his year. However, as with many programs, the guidelines for the Program which specified that future recipients were to be nominated by previous recipients, appeared to be too stringent, as there were few additional nominations the following year. Recognizing the value of the Program for acknowledging brothers distinguished efforts, the committee recommends the continuation of the Program with the following revised criteria: 1. The award may be conferred at any time by the Grand Master to any brother he wishes to recognize for their exemplary efforts for the fraternity. 2. Any Grand Lodge officer may nominate any brother that he becomes aware of that should be recognized for his exemplary efforts for the fraternity. This nomination will be ratified by the Grand Master.


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3. Any prior recipient may nominate in writing to the Grand Secretary, any brother that he becomes aware of that should be recognized for his exemplary efforts for the fraternity. This nomination will be ratified by the Grand Master. 4. The officers of any lodge may nominate in writing to the Grand Secretary, any brother that they become aware of that should be recognized for his exemplary efforts for the fraternity. This nomination will be ratified by the Grand Master. The application must be signed by any three (3) of the five (5) elected officers of the lodge and the District Deputy Grand Master (DDGM) of the district for the nominating lodge, unless it is that DDGM that the application is intending to honor. Additionally, the previous application fee should be rescinded. This Committee hopes that with these additional sources for applications for the award, additional brethren whose labors cause the steam that causes our fraternity to work, will be recognized, and inspire other brethren to follow their lead. The current list of 212o Award recipients is attached. Fraternally submitted, Christopher Marcum, Chairman Jon B. Broyles, PGM Stanton T. Brown, II


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CLOSING The 195th Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri was closed until the next Annual Communication-the 196th-to be held on Monday, September 25th and Tuesday, September 26th, 2017, at Columbia, Missouri.

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MW Rocky E. Weaver– Installing Master MW Elmer E. Revelle– Installing Chaplain MW Glenn E. Means– Installing Marshal MW David L. Ramsey– Installing Marshal

GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR 2016-2017 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

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PRESENTATIONS TO M.W. RICHARD L. SMITH GRAND MASTER 2016-2017 Newly Installed Grand Master, MWB Richard L. Smith immediately addressed the DDGMs and thanked them for their great work in their respective districts. He stated “Without a good corps of DDGM’s the fraternity would not exist and they are indispensable to us” The Grand Master then addressed and thanked the DDGLs stating how their knowledge of ritual sets Masonry apart from other civic organizations and how such teachings in the ritual should be used in a Mason’s everyday life. He expanded in that their guidance and commitment keep us all together. He then addressed the Regional Grand Lecturers. Commenting that the RGL’s provide oversight for the DDGLs and their commitment to the Fraternity is extremely valuable” The Grand Master’s Apron was then presented to MWB Smith by both MWB Rocky Weaver and the Grand Secretary, RWB Jeffrey Pennington. Grand Master Smith then introduced his family. His lovely wife June, Daughter Holly and his Son Benjamin, who is a Missouri Master Mason in Gateway Lodge No. 40. Following his family introductions and their approach to the Grand East, The Grand Master’s Jewel and pin were then presented by Lady June Smith. During the presentation the Grand Master commented that his Gavel is forthcoming from his Daughter Holly. After pinning, MWB Smith directed his sincere thanks to Hebron Lodge No. 354 for the use of the Grand Master’s Jewel, made in 1905 for MWB A.S. Houston, PGM which had been residing in Masonic Museum at the Masonic Complex in Columbia, MO. MWB Smith then went on to remark that what attracted him to this particular Grand Master’s Jewel was that MWB J.C. “Jack” Montgomery, PGM wore this same jewel during his time as Grand Master. He stated “Jack Montgomery used this jewel instead of having a new one made for him, using the cost savings to start a scholarship fund at South East Missouri State University.” And then further commented that since he will use this Jewel himself, there will be no cost associated in the creation of a Jewel for him and thus more funds will be available for travel to Missouri Lodges and other Jurisdictions as well as for other enhancements and events for the upcoming year. MWB Rocky Weaver, PGM who is Grand Master Smith’s Masonic father stated that he had an Apron case hand crafted specifically for Grand Master Smith and the final details were being finished on it.


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Lady Kris Stewart then presented Lady June Smith with the First Lady’s Pin. The tradition of the first lady’s pin was started in 2012 by MWB John Hess and his wife, Ina. June then presented Kris with a First Lady’s Gold pin and commented her sincerest appreciation for Kris and the support she has given her husband and to all of the ladies. RWB Freeman Stanfill then presented MWB Smith with a beautiful hand crafted Hat box that he made in his workshop. MWB Smith thanked him and looked inside to find a hand crafted gavel that he “tested” to find it in good working order. WB Jack Olson and many Brethren of Gateway Lodge No. 40 in St. Louis then approached the East and presented the Grand Master with his Traveling Apron Case citing it is presented with “The greatest confidence of your Fraternal and Masonic Leadership Success” Properly invested with all the regalia and implements of the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri, Newly installed Grand Master Smith thanked his family, friends many of which traveled very long distances for attending, his Installing Officers for participating and attending his installation. He ended by thanking the Past Grand Masters and specifically MWB David Haywood and MWB Brent Stewart for plowing the new ground that lead us to being where we are today with reforms and with the Grand Secretary and his staff working together with the Masonic Home Staff to make things better for everyone.


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Richard L. Smith

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Mount Hope Lodge No. 476

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Terry A. Yarbrough

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Poplar Bluff Lodge No.209

Grand Chaplain

James W. Thayne

Raymore

Raytown Lodge No.391

Grand Orator

Erick V. Kern

Chesterfield

Gateway Lodge No. 40

Grand Orator

Richard L. Nelms

Ballwin

Gate of the Temple Lodge No.422

Grand Tiler

Samuel D. Wilk

St. Louis

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PAST GRAND MASTERS-GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Dr. James A. Noland, Jr. (1977-1978)

Macks Creek Lodge No. 433

Dr. J.C. Montgomery, Jr. (1978-1979) Elvins-Ionic Lodge No. 154 Earl K. Dille (1982-1983) Overland-Occidental Lodge No. 623 Robert J. Crede (1983-1984) Hickory Hill Lodge No. 211 Vern H. Schneider (1984-1985) Tuscan Lodge No. 360 Thomas K. McGuire, Jr. (1987-1988)

Daylight Lodge No. 678

Robert D. Jenkins (1988-1989)

Country Club Lodge No. 656

Thomas C. Warden (1989-1990)

Owensville Lodge No. 624

Daniel F. Cole (1990-1991) Jefferson Lodge No. 43 Dale C. Motter (1993-1994) Adair Lodge No. 366 Donald E. Scott (1996-1997) Independence Lodge No. 76 Jeffrey O. Nations (1997-1998) Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Steven I. Toybes (1998-1999)

St. Louis Missouri Lodge No. 1

Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. (1999-2000)

Algabil-Freedom Lodge No. 636

Glenn E. Means (2001-2002)

Blue Springs Lodge No. 337

Jimmie D. Lee (2002-2003)

Henderson Lodge No. 477

Stanley M. Thompson (2003-2004)

Richmond Lodge No. 57

Dr. Elmer E. Revelle (2004-2005)

Ashland Lodge No. 156

John M. Nations (2005-2006)

Webster Groves Lodge No. 84

William A. Martin (2005-2006, Grand Lodge of Oregon) Osage Lodge No. 303 M. Robert Berger (2006-2007)

St. Louis Missouri Lodge No. 1

Bruce R. Austin (2007-2008)

Charleston Lodge No. 407

Rocky E. Weaver (2008-2009)

Liberty Lodge No. 31

Larry C. Reynolds (2009-2010)

Henderson Lodge No. 477

Gail S. Turner (2010-2011)

Jackson Lodge No. 82

John W. Hess (2011-2012) Buckner Lodge No. 501 David L. Ramsey (2012-2013) Savannah Lodge No. 71 Jon B. Broyles (2013-2014)

Adair Lodge No. 366

David W. Haywood (2014-2015)

Webster Groves No. 84

C. Brent Stewart (2015-2016)

Twilight No. 114


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EMERITUS GRAND OFFICERS GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI A.F & A.M. 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 2016-2017 Achievement Award: Clifford R.Dobbins-Chmn, James P. Ditter, Jeffrey D. Henty, George R. Shelley, Larry J. Dreppard Appeals and Grievances: Rocky E. Weaver, PGM-Chmn, Keith M. Bail, Chris T. Harrelson, Jeffrey S. Stacey, Jack D. Olson Building Supervisory Board: Daniel F. Cole, PGM-Chmn, Jon B. Broyles, PGM, Stephen I. Toybes, PGM By-Laws: John C. Spielman, Judge-Chmn, Jonce B. Chidister, Kenton T. Harper, Daniel F. Cole, PGM, Henry M. DeWoskin Chartered Lodges: Charles F. Wiegert-Chmn, Robert J. Wheeler, Sr., PhD, Michael L. Dodd, John P.Tate Correspondence: William G. Snyder-Chmn, Matthew D. Ruth, Aaron M. Shoemaker, Credentials: William B. VanMeter-Chmn, Morris F. Cobrun, Ronald M. Hickey, Mitchell S. Parsons, Ronald D. Reynolds, Grant G. Smith, Don L. Taylor Entertainment of Distinguished Guests: Richard L. Smith-Chmn, M. Robert Berger, Rocky E. Weaver, John Bahler, Ty G. Treutelaar Forms and Ceremonies: Gail S. Turner-Chmn, Stanton T. Brown, II, Rick Kaeser, G. David Wheelock George Washington Nat’l Memorial: Richard L. Smith-Chmn, Ronald D. Jones, Robert T. Thomas, Jeffrey S. Pennington Grand Lodge Office Oversight: Richard L. Smith-Chmn, Ronald D. Jones, Robert T. Thomas, Stanton T. Brown, II, Jeffrey S. Pennington Grand Master’s Address: C. Brent Stewart Insurance: Dave R. Ingersoll-Chmn, W. Webb Edwards, Michael L. Apple, Ronald C. Burlison Investment: H. Keith Neese-Chmn, Stanton T. Brown, II, Richard L. Smith, Ronald D. Jones, Robert T. Thomas, Jeffrey S. Pennington, Emmett J. Bryson Jurisprudence: Jonce B. Chidister-Chmn, Scott R. Gardner, Douglas D. Ritterskamp, Kevin L. Walden, John C. Caraker, Philip A. Cole Library: Gail S. Turner-Chmn, Thomas L. Truman, David L. Ramsey, Ty G. Treutelaar, Jon B. Broyles Lodge Under Dispensation: Jimmie D. Lee, PGM- Chmn, Larry C. Reynolds, PGM, Rocky E. Weaver, PGM, David W. Haywood, PGM


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Long Range Planning: Richard L. Smith-Chmn, All Advancing Line Officers, Christopher E. Tilley, Earnie D. Wilson, James E. McManigle Masonic Children’s Foundation: Ty G. Treutelaar-Chmn, Richard W. Kaeser, William E. Zimmerman, Charles F.Wiegert Masonic Education: David B. Brown-Chmn, Bobbie E. White, Mitchell S. Penn, Sam L. Land, Byron W. DeLear, Robert S. Efken Masonic Publications: Richard L. Smith -Chmn, Ronald D. Jones, Robert T. Thomas, Stanton T. Brown, II, David W. Haywood, PGM, Jeffrey S. Pennington Mileage and Per Diem: Jack C. DeSelms-Chmn, Eric R. Peterson, Bobbie E White, Joseph S. Russell, Terry N. Wells, Matthew E. Hamilton, Jack Kairy, Lloyd G. Lyon, Duane Dimmitt, Mitchell C. Weinsting, Gregory W. Yoder Necrology: Elmer E. Revelle, PGM-Chmn, M. Robert Berger, PGM, John C. Montgomery, Jr., PGM Public Relations: Emmett J. Bryson-Chmn, Charles F. Wiegert, Kurt D. Witzel, Brian K. Goldman, Joshua A. Thompson, Randy C. Davis PR Social Media (subcommittee): Randy C. Davis Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges: John W. Hess, PGM-Chmn, Glenn E. Means, PGM, Relief and Charity: Richard L. Smith-Chmn, Ronald D. Jones, Robert T. Thomas, Jeffrey S. Pennington Ritual: G. David Wheelock-Chmn, Bob R. O’Dell, Gregory E. Golden, Glenn H. Burrows, Robert E. Lee Martin, Thomas E. Kuhn, Christopher C. McLemore IV, Randy E. Jennings, Rocky E. Weaver, David L. Ramsey Samuel Smith Stewart: Richard L. Smith-Chmn, Ronald D. Jones, Robert T. Thomas, John W. Siscel, Jimmie D. Lee, Robert D. Couldry, David L. Ramsey, David W. Haywood, Jon B. Broyles Scholarship Fund, INC: Richard L. Smith, Ronald D. Jones, Robert T. Thomas, Stanton T. Brown, II, Barry V. Cundiff Scholarship Selection: Stanton T. Brown, II, Barry Cundiff, Brian P. Maenner, Lloyd Lyon, H. Keith Neese, Steve D. Duncan, Emmett J. Bryson, Thomas Truman Ways and Means: Emmett J. Bryson-Chmn, Daniel J. Ward, James D. Schepers, Taz A. Meyer, H. Keith Neese, Christopher B. Jones Youth: Michael J. Lodholz – Chmn, Gary W. Dryer, Randy C. Davis, Jeffrey C. Kitsmiller, Jr., Rodney L. Pensel, Lawrence S. Cameron

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 2016-2017 Appendant Body Relations: Kevin B. Sample-Chmn, Mitchell C. Weinsting, Jeffrey C. Kitsmiller, Sr. Directed Development: Charles F. Wiegert-Chmn, Emmett J. Bryson, H. Keith Neese, Terry A. Yarbrough, Tha L. Kribbs Lodge Secretaries: Jeffrey S. Pennington-Chmn, George R. Shelley, Jason L. Goran, John N. Mikusch, Michael P. Singer, Jr. Lloyd G. Lyon


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Membership: Christopher E. Tilley -Chmn, R. Michael Bickel, Ronald D. Hauser, Jason K. Denman Mentoring: Thomas E. Kuhn-Chmn, Michael P. Bruekmann Technology: Kevin Fuller-Chmn, Jeffrey W. Bloemker, Jason L. Goran 212 Degree: Jon B. Broyles-Chmn, John W. Siscel

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 2016-2017 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. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34.

Timothy V. Coy Rusty E. Anders William J. King Richard G. Jones Leonard A. Campbell Harmon Mothershead Emmett J. Bryson James E. Read Michael A. Marvin John W. Fay Martin D. Lincoln Sr. Jared A. Price Samuel D. Thomas Jr. James D. Merchant Billy R. French Jeffrey W. Bloemker Christopher C. Marcum Cecil R. Wagers Scott A. Filkins Jeffery G. Boyce Darrin J. Taylor Richard W. Smith Jeffrey S. Stacey Robert G. Bauer Scott A. Schultz Christopher J. Newbold Philip A. Cole Francis D. Jett David W. Watkins Sr. Steven F. Eberharter Cleo W. Fields Alan R. Cummings Paul L. Daniels Thomas Nelson Ross

35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47.

John B. Dickenson David M. Martin C. Keith Serini John G. Plunkett Christopher A. Nelson Tommy L. Shepard Jason A. Street Earl W. Calhoun Rick F. Hutcheson Mark S. Pry Christopher M. Nickle Christopher B. Jones

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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS 2016-2017 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 L. Caldwell William L. Spooner Donald W. Allen Gary W. Rahmeyer Gary A. Mc Cormack Michael J. Minton Lloyd Glen Lyon William R. Siegfried Anthony J. Kerns Joshua A. Thompson Dennis W. Spears Frank Bradley Fowler George Barrios Bobby Delane Smith Matthew B. James William S. Inglish Russell G. Humphrey

25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47.

Thomas L. Cahall Glenn B. Parker John R. Harder Kerry L. Davis John J. Tune Thomas D. Shaw David G. Turner Alvin O. Griffin James R. Leonard Robert E. Hammond Michael F. Smith Marion E. Williams Michael D. Voyles Christopher J. Moser Ronald G. Galemore Jonce B. Chidister Mitchell S. Penn Jeffrey W. Richey Tommy Williams John W. Eden William J. Sherman John V. Tsangaris Warren E. Dixon

REGIONAL GRAND LECTURERS 2016-2017 A

Bob R. O’Dell

B

Gregory E. Golden

C

Glenn H. Burrows

D

Robert E. Lee Martin

E

Thomas E. Kuhn

F

Christopher C. McLemore IV

G

Randy E. Jennings

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D. Grand Master

Senior G. Warden

Junior G. Warden

Grand Treasurer

Grand Secretary

* Deceased ‡ Was not installed ** Withdrawn from Masonry

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

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

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.

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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

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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.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

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.

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

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

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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.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

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................... J.ohn 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

.*¶¶¶Appointed and Installed April 21, 2015

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 . ........... C. Brent Stewart..................... Nicholas R. Cichielo................ Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2013……………. Jon B. Broyles . ................ David W. Haywood............... C. Brent Stewart . .............. Richard L. Smith.................... Nicholas R. Cichielo................ Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2014……………. David W. Haywood........... C. Brent Stewart ................. Richard L. Smith................. Ronald D. Jones...................... Nicholas R. Cichielo................ Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2015……………. C. Brent Stewart.............. Richard L. Smith…………… Ronald D. Jones.................. Robert T. Thomas…………….. Nicholas R. Cichielo................ Dale M. Bryan*¶¶¶

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Name of Lodge

Town

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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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...................... Missour........i 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 Mizpah Mt. Moriah.... Florrisant................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 17, 1995.................................. Consolidated with Mizpah Mt. Moriah No. 40 to form Gateway No. 40, June 1, 2016 Des Moines.................. Burlington.................. ................................. IowaTy.......... 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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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........... October 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 Polar Star Rose Hill... Creve Coeur............... St. Louis................... Missouri........ October 14, 1846.................................. Consolidated with Mizpah Mt. Moriah No. 40 to form Gateway No. 40, June 1, 2016 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....................................... 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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 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, 190.................................. 0 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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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........ October 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............................. Changed 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 Tebbetts....................... Tebbetts...................... Callaway.................. Missouri........ October 22, 1902.................................. Consolidated with Mokane No. 612 August 2, 2016 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....................................... Consolidated with Poplar Bluff No. 209 November 11,1930 Magnolia-Euclid......... Crestwood................... St. Louis................... Missouri........ August 24, 1989................................... Consolidated with Algabil-Freedom No. 636 April 27, 2016 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..................... 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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................................... 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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. 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Johnson....................................... St. Louis.......................................... Brazil - Sergipe........................................................................................................ .......................................................................................................................Brazil - Tocantions..................................................................................................... Earl K. Dille........................................... Kirkwood........................................ British Columbia.....................Aiden C. Gorden...................................................... H. Keith Neese....................................... Columbia............................................... Bulgaria............................................................................................................. James A. Noland Jr................................ Osage Beach.......................................... Canada ............................John V. Lawer......................................................... Islington, Ontario .................................................................................................................................. Chile...............................Alfredo E. Bawden.................................................. Robert M. Barrett................................... Kirsville.................................................. China...............................J.H. Morre, III......................................................... Taiwan Randall J. Jones..................................... Rogersville............................................ Colorado............................Charles B. McCulloh............................................... Craig George A. Jursch.................................... Belton....................................... Colombia - Barranguilla................................................................................................ ....................................................................................................................... Colombia - Bogota....................Victor Rojas Aguilar................................................ Bogata

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Cyprus............................................................................................................... Richard W. Allgood................................. Cape Girardeau...............................Czech Republic........................................................................................................ Billy J. Beatty........................................ Brighton................................................D’Andora............................................................................................................. Edward B. McInteer............................... Marshall................................................Denmark............................Soren Nielson.......................................................... Copenhagan ......................................................................................................................District of Columbia...................Bill F. 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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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Merical.................................................. Frank P. Lesinski, Sr.............................. Union......................................................Illinois..............................Robert H. Orrill....................................................... .................................................................................................................................. India...............................G.R. Shantaram...................................................... Bombay David L. Ramsey.................................... Springfield................................................Iran................................Mohammed Gholi Ghavan..................................... Daniel F. Cole......................................... St. Louis................................................. Indiana.............................Carl E. Culmann..................................................... Ronald P. Krueger.................................. 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Adams...................................................... Reagan P. Baird...................................... New Madrid........................................ Macedonia............................................................................................................ Richard L. Smith.................................... St. Louis............................................... Manitoba............................Donald Lee Thomson.............................................. Winniped Thomas C. Warden................................. Owensville........................................... Maryland...........................Walter W. Conway................................................... Baltimore .......................................................................................................................... Massachusetts.......................Brian Scott Noble.................................................... Boston David Haywood...................................... Fenton...................................................Michigan............................D. Allen Barr........................................................... J.C. Montgomery, Jr............................... St. Louis...............................................Minnesota...........................Henry R. Van Geest................................................ Brainerd Jeffrey D. Lee......................................... Rogersville.......................................... Mississippi..........................Van Aubrey Evans.................................................. Clinton

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

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

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

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

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County

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

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

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

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

Joel A. Miller................................... Thomas Cogdill............................... Cecil B. Polley................................. David W. Moyer............................... Roger D. Scott.................................

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

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

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

FIRST DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

1st Monday, 7:00 p.m.................................. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m............... 4th Monday, 7 p.m...................................... 3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m................................. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m...............

2nd and 4th Sundays, 7:00 p.m................. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................ 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 7:30 PM.................. 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m...............................

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m................. 1st Friday, 7:30 p.m.................................... 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m................. 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:00 PM Jul-Aug 3rd Thurs 8:00 PM.. 1st Tuesday at 7:30 pm............................... 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m................

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

Chartered

1894-10-10 1878-10-17 1851-05-08 1860-05-30 1871-10-13

1853-06-09 1854-05-25 1879-10-16 1850-05-09

1864-05-26 1857-05-30 1861-05-30 1866-06-22 1884-01-16 1881-10-13

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

2016 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 397


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

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

Location

EIGHTH DISTRICT

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

SEVENTH 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..............................

Address 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

Jess E. Everhart Jr........................ Scott L. Ray..................................... David M. Smith............................... Robert M. Jones..............................

Secretary Name

Meeting Days

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

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

Chartered

1844-10-28 1846-10-14 1866-06-02 1855-05-31 2007-10-20 1865-05-26 1922-10-19 1870-10-13 1882-10-12 1908-09-30

1866-06-02 1856-05-29 1873-10-17 1874-10-15

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

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

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

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

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

TENTH DISTRICT 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. Dark Jul-Aug.. 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 p.m................. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................ 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m................. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m............ 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m...............

1866-06-02 1845-10-20 1846-10-15 1866-06-02 1875-10-14 1862-05-29 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

NINTH DISTRICT

Daviess...................... 15........................Western Star Winston....................................... Ralph Ray........................................ 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

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS

398 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2016


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location

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

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

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

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

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

FIFTEENTH DISTRICT

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

FOURTEENTH DISTRICT

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

THIRTEENTH DISTRICT

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

Address 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......................................................

TWELFTH DISTRICT

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

Secretary Name

ELEVENTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

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

2nd and 4th Thurs., 7:30 p.m..................... 2nd Thurs., 7:30 p.m................................... 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................ 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................. 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7:30 p.m................. 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:15 p.m.................. 3rd Thursday, 7:30 p.m...............................

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

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m............ 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................. 3rd Monday, 7:30p.m.................................. 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m............................... .....................................................................

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

Chartered

1842-10-12 1855-06-04 1921-09-21 1880-10-14 1872-10-16 1873-10-15

1842-10-17 1842-10-11 1866-06-02 1866-06-02 1867-10-19 1893-10-12 1867-10-19

1840-10-08 1855-06-11 1870-10-31 1874-10-15 1885-10-15 1910-09-28

1842-10-19 1870-10-13 1902-10-22 1911-09-28 1923-10-17

1853-06-09 1866-06-03 1847-10-12 1851-05-09 1868-10-15 1876-10-12

2016 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 399


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

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

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

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

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

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

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

NINETEENTH DISTRICT

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

Address

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

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

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

SIXTEENTH DISTRICT Secretary Name

Meeting Days

2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m................. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. dark Jul & Aug.. 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m............... 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m............... 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.............. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................. 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m...................

2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.................. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30p.m................ 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.............. 2nd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m............................ 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m................. 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m. dark Jul and Aug.. 2nd & 4th Mon, 2nd Mon only May-Aug & Dec-7:30 PM.. 4th Tuesday of the Month 7:00 PM............

1st Saturday, 7:30 p.m................................ 3rd Wednesday of the Month 10:00 AM.... 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m............... 1st Monday, 7:30 p.m.................................. 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................. 1st Wednesday, 7:30 p.m............................ 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................ 2nd Monday, 7:30 p.m.................................

2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m................. 1st and 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m.................... 1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m............................... 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m................. 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 2nd and 4th Thursdays 6:30 PM................ 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m................. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m............... 1st & 3rd Wed 7:00 PM.............................. 1st Tuesday and 3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m.....

Chartered

1846-10-14 1870-10-13 1923-10-17 1869-10-12 1887-10-13 1871-10-13 1871-10-13 1877-10-11 1911-09-28

1861-05-30 1868-10-15 1901-10-17 1911-09-28 1912-09-25 1913-10-02 1921-09-21 1921-09-21 2013-09-24

1852-05-06 2013-09-24 1842-10-11 1850-05-20 1867-10-19 1870-10-13 1870-10-13 1881-10-12

1840-10-09 1867-10-19 1850-05-09 1859-05-28 1861-05-30 2005-09-27 1871-10-13 1872-10-16 1872-10-16 1882-10-12

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

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

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

Location

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS

400 2016


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

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

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

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

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

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

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

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

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

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

TWENTY-FOURTH DISTRICT

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

TWENTY-THIRD DISTRICT

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

Address

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

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

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

TWENTIETH DISTRICT Secretary Name

Meeting Days

1st and 3rd Fridays, 7:30 p.m.................... 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m............................. 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 PM................... 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.................... 1st & 3rd Mondays 7:30 pm/Dark July & Aug... 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................. 2nd & 4th Thursday 7:30........................... 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................ 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m., dark July-Aug... 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m...............

1st Thursday - 7:30 pm and 3rd Thursday - 7:00 pm.. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. except July & Aug.. 4th Fri, 7:30 p.m., except 3rd Fri. in Nov. & Dec.... 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m................... 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 p.m................. 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m., CST 8 p. m .CDT..

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m................. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m................ 1st and 3rd Thurs., 7:30 p.m...................... 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:00 p.m. Dark July and Aug... 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.......................... 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.............. First and Third Tuesdays at7:30pm..........

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m................. 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m........................... 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. dark July & Aug... 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m............... 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 3rd Tuesday 7:30 p.m.; dark July and Aug.... 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................

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

Chartered

1866-06-02 1850-05-10 1903-10-23 1868-10-15 1923-10-19 1870-10-13 1887-10-13 1905-09-28 1907-09-26 1912-09-25

1841-11-15 1898-10-19 1859-05-28 1867-10-19 1923-10-18 1898-10-19

1999-02-22 1841-10-09 1867-10-19 1867-10-19 1859-05-28 1878-10-17 1872-10-16 1909-09-29

1866-06-02 1864-05-24 1865-05-26 1868-10-15 1868-10-15 1868-10-15 1890-10-15

1884-10-16 1867-10-17 1868-10-15 1872-10-16 1878-10-17

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

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

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

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

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

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

Location

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

3....................................Beacon 25............................... Naphtali 360................................ Tuscan 576......................Olive Branch 623......... Overland-Occidental

1.................. St Louis Missouri 27................ Spirit of St. Louis 45........................... Bonhomme 40............................... Gateway 84....................Webster Groves 484............................Kirkwood 684.................................. Noble

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

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

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

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

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

7251 N Hanley Rd, Hazelwood, MO 63042............................................. 3681 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108............................................ 5015 Westminster Pl, St. Louis, MO 63108............................................ 3765 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108................................................ 10770 Page Blvd., Overland, MO 63132.................................................

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

David L. Jacobi Sr........................... Robert J. Mayer Sr.......................... Kevin M. Nosser............................. Jeffrey L. Howard........................... Philip A. Cole.................................. Dwight E. Wyatt............................. 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................................................... 4557 Lemay Ferry Rd, Mehlville, MO 63129.......................................... 4558 Lemay Ferry Rd., Mehlville, MO 63129......................................... 4386 Bates, St Louis, MO 63125..............................................................

DISTRICT 27C

Harry R. Rosansky......................... Gerald E. Tooley.............................. William D. Shermer........................ Michael F. Boyd.............................. John N. Mikusch............................. Leslie L. McDurmont Jr................. Charles F. Wiegert..........................

DISTRICT 27B

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

DISTRICT 27A

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

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

Address 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.............

TWENTY-FIFTH DISTRICT Secretary Name

2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.............. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................ 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7:30 PM................ 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 7:30 p.m............. 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30p.m............... 2nd & 4th Thursdays/7:30 PM................... 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................. 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.............. 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m..............

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

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM.................. 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:30 pm....... 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.................. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 10:00 A. M................. 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m..............

1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:00 p.m.................. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m............ 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m............... 2nd Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. Except Jan. & Feb... 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p. m............................. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM..................... 2nd & 4th Mon 7:00 p.m............................. 1st and 3rd Fridays, 7:00 p.m....................

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

Meeting Days

1852-05-06 1849-05-10 2007-09-06 1868-10-15 1992-04-23 1999-04-22 1996-04-27 1971-09-27 1997-03-15

1815-10-18 1999-06-16 1841-10-09 2016-06-01 1897-10-21 1874-10-15 2004-09-28

1849-05-10 1839-10-14 1870-10-13 1906-09-27 1990-02-22

1841-10-07 1866-06-02 1846-10-14 1858-05-28 1860-05-31 1865-05-26 1868-10-15 2002-01-01

1852-05-08 1897-10-21 1920-01-12 1893-10-12 1874-10-15 1876-10-12 1917-09-17

Chartered

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

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

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

Hazelwood................................... Saint Louis................................. St. Louis...................................... St. Louis...................................... Overland.....................................

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

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

Location

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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

141........................ Amsterdam 254................................. Butler 368......................Crescent Hill 412.....................Appleton City

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

St Clair..................... Hickory..................... Hickory..................... St Clair..................... St Clair..................... Benton.......................

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

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

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

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

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

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-SECOND DISTRICT

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

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

Address

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

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

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

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-EIGHTTH DISTRICT Secretary Name

Meeting Days

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

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

1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m............................... 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.............................. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m................. 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m................................ 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m........................... 1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m............................... 4th Thursdays, 7:00 PM............................. 1st Saturday, 7:00 p.m................................

1st Saturday, 7:30 pm................................. 3rd Monday at 7:00 PM.............................. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m............ 1st and 3rd Fridays, 7:30 p.m.................... 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m............... 2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.............................. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................ 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m................... 2nd Saturday, 7:30 p.m.,except Jul & Aug....

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

Chartered

1906-09-27 1868-10-15 1871-10-13 1871-10-13

1868-10-15 1868-10-15 1868-10-15 1870-10-13 1873-10-16 1921-09-21

1854-05-25 1869-10-12 1870-10-13 1888-10-10 1901-10-18 1871-10-13 1878-11-01 1885-10-15

1846-10-14 1878-10-17 1861-05-30 1862-05-29 1863-05-29 1887-10-13 1906-09-27 1906-09-27 1885-10-15

1825-04-07 1867-10-19 1851-05-28 1864-05-26 1856-05-31 1868-10-15 1922-10-19 1887-10-13 1914-10-01

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

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

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

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

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

Address

1930 W Catalpa Springfield, MO 65807.................................................. 101 S Washington, Walnut Grove, MO 65770......................................... 101 E Main St., Ash Grove, MO 65604.................................................... 301 S. Killingsworth, Bolivar, 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-FIFTH DISTRICT

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

THIRTY-FOURTH DISTRICT

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

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

THIRTY-THIRD DISTRICT Secretary Name

Meeting Days

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

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

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

4th Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m................. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m............... 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................ 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................ 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m............................... 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m............... 2nd & 4th Thursday, 7:30 p.m................... 1st & 3rd Wednesdays7:30 pm...................

Chartered

1881-10-13 1906-09-27 1891-10-15 1906-09-27 1909-09-29

1887-10-13 1858-05-28 1899-10-19 1885-10-15 1867-10-19 1872-10-16 1872-10-16 1873-10-16 1874-10-15 1891-10-15 1912-09-25

1857-05-30 1867-10-19 1899-10-18 1867-10-19 1868-10-15 1871-10-13 1872-10-16 1873-10-16 1905-09-28 1910-09-28 1912-09-20 1988-09-25 2002-09-24

1847-10-12 1889-10-17 1868-10-15 1868-10-15 1868-10-15 1896-10-22 1883-10-11 1874-10-15 1895-10-17

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

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

Ava.............................................. Marshfield................................... Licking........................................ MountainGrove.......................... Houston....................................... Rogersville.................................. Seymour...................................... Plato............................................ Rogersville.................................. Mansfield.................................... Norwood......................................

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

Location

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

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

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

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

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

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................................ Charles Hatley................................ Randal B. Bowden.......................... Joe Ritchard Robinson.................... Lester Eddie Lee Tilley.................. Milburn McCall..............................

FORTIETH DISTRICT

Jeremiah B.C. Thornburgh............ 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..............................

THIRTY-EIGHTTH DISTRICT

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 Secretary Name

Meeting Days

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m............... 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m................ 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.............. 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.............. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 PM................

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

2nd and 4th Monday each month 7:30pm... 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 p.m............... 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m............... 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.............. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m..................

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................ 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m............... 3rd Saturday, 7:00 p.m............................... 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 p.m................... 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 p.m................. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m................. 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.............. 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.............. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m...............

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m............... 2nd and 4th Thursdays 7:30 pm................ 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.................. 1st Sat of each month 10:30 AM................ 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. except Jul. & Aug.. 2nd and 4th Monday, 7:30 p.m................... 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 7:30 PM...............

Chartered

1886-10-04 1861-05-30 1871-10-13 1885-10-15 1904-09-29

1889-10-16 1873-10-17 1857-05-30 1867-10-19 1861-05-30 1873-10-16

1859-05-28 1869-10-12 1893-10-12 1874-10-15 1887-10-13 1905-09-28 1908-09-30

1847-10-14 1866-06-02 1862-05-29 1881-10-13 1872-10-16 1890-10-15 1911-09-28 1962-09-26 1969-09-29

1849-05-10 1851-05-10 1901-10-17 1864-05-26 1872-10-16 1891-10-14 1909-09-30

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

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

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

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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.................................. Clayton Cooper.............................. 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

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

1st Tuesday at 7:00 pm............................... 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m............................... 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................ 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m............................... 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m................................. 1st Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.................................

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

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

Chartered

1867-10-19 1871-10-13 1870-10-13 1873-10-16 1873-10-17 1882-10-12 1891-10-15 1907-09-26 2002-09-24

1867-10-19 1890-05-15 1889-10-17 1872-10-16 1871-10-13 1975-11-21

1868-10-10 1870-10-13 1881-10-13 1872-10-16 1882-10-12 1907-09-26 1996-09-30

1900-10-18 1870-10-13 1888-10-11 1871-10-13 1881-10-13 1877-10-11 1887-10-13 1915-09-29

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

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........................................ Stanley Johnson.............................. 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 2016 PROCEEDINGS Address of Grand Master....................................................................................30 Addenda....................................................................................................49 Consents and.Permissions.....................................................................257 Decisions and Edicts............................................................................. N/A Itinerary....................................................................................................67 Recommendations....................................................................................44 State of the Craft......................................................................................31 Announcements of Grand Master-Elect Richard L. Smith Appointee to Grand Line.......................................................................119 Time and Place of the 196th Annual Communication...........................119 Biographical Sketch of M.W. Grand Master C. Brent Stewart..........................4 Call from Labor............................................................................................67,119 Call to Labor.................................................................................................82,181 Closing...............................................................................................................230 Committee Reports Achievement Award...............................................................................235 Appeals and Grievances.........................................................................236 Building Supervisory Board..................................................................236 By-Laws..................................................................................................237 Chartered Lodges...................................................................................238 Correspondence......................................................................................240 Credentials....................................................................................... 21,201 Forms and Ceremonies..........................................................................183 Geo. Washington Nat’l. Memorial Assn................................................247 Grand Master’s Address........................................................................182 Insurance..............................................................................................2564. Jurisprudence......................................................................................195,209,265 Lodges Under Dispensation...................................................................268 Long Range Planning.............................................................................268 Masonic Education.................................................................................283 Masonic Publications.............................................................................284 Masonic Children’s Foundation.............................................................269 Audit Report as of October 31, 2015..............................................272 Membership............................................................................................286 Mileage and Per Diem............................................................................200 Necrology................................................................................................106 Public Relations......................................................................................287 Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges Grand Lodge of Paraguay......................................................................289 Grand Orient Independent Sao Paulo..................................................289 Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas.........................................................289 Symbolic Grand Lodge of Paraguay......................................................290.


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2016

Ritual 184 Ritual Cards and Certificates................................................................188 Scholarship Selection.............................................................................343 Audit Report as of October 31, 2015............................................. 345 Samuel Smith Stewart Trust.................................................................295 Security...................................................................................................356 Technology..............................................................................................357 Ways and Means.....................................................................................296 Youth.......................................................................................................285 212 Degree..............................................................................................358 Committees (2015-2016)...................................................................................232 Committees (2016-2017)...................................................................................366 Consolidation and Mergers...............................................................................238 Consents and Permissions............................................................................... 257 Cornerstones and Dedications............................................................................67 Dead Lodges since organization in 1821..........................................................376 Dispensations................................................................................................... 253 District Deputy Grand Lecturers (2015-2016)..................................................12 District Deputy Grand Lecturers (2016-2017)................................................369 District Deputy Grand Masters (2015-2016).....................................................11 District Deputy Grand Masters (2016-2017)...................................................368 Elected Officers of the Grand Lodge, 1821 – present..................................... 370 Election of Grand Lodge Officers.....................................................................118 Election of Members of the Masonic Home Board of Directors......................105 Emeritus Grand Lodge Officers.......................................................................366 Expulsions (Automatic)....................................................................................253 Fifty-Year Recipients during (2015-2016)........................................................163 Five Percent Increase in Membership Achievement.......................................181 Grand Lodge Audit Report as of October 31, 2015..........................................315 Grand Lodge Monday Awards Banquet...........................................................155 Grand Lodge Budget (2015-2016)....................................................................299 Grand Lodge Officers (2015-2016).....................................................................10 Grand Lodge Officers (2016-2017)...................................................................361 Grand Representatives To and From Missouri...............................................393 Greetings from Visiting Jurisdictions..............................................................182 In Memoriam J. Morgan Donelson, PGM..............................................................109,110 Freddie D. Adams, PGM................................................................. 109,111 Installation of Grand Lodge Officers Ceremony (2016-2017) Installing Officers...................................................................................361 Grand Lodge Officers (2016-2017).........................................................361 Presentations to MW Grand Master Richard L. Smith.......................362 Introductions Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri.................................105 District Deputy Grand Masters...............................................................21. District Deputy Grand Lecturers and Grand Lecturers Emeritus..................21


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Grand Masters and Past Grand Masters of Other Grand Lodges...........................................................................................25 Grand Officers of Other Grand Lodges............................................................. 26 Past Grand Masters of Missouri.............................................................22 Grand Master and Grand Officers, Grand Lodge of MO P.H.A.............23 Masonic Youth Organizations..................................................................19 Missouri Grand York Rite Bodies............................................................26 Scottish Rite, Orient of Missouri.............................................................28 Sister Organizations................................................................................19 Other Appendant Bodies..........................................................................29 List of Elected Officers of the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. Of Missouri from its Organization: April 21, 1821...............................370 Lodge Directory by Districts.............................................................................397 Lodge Secretary of the Year Recipient List.....................................................161 Missouri Lodge of Research Annual Communication.........................................................................121 Audit Report as of June 30, 2015..........................................................134 Financial Position as of June 30, 2016..............................................132 Report..................................................................................................126 Missouri Lodge of Research Foundation Annual Communication.........................................................................125 Audit Report as of June 30, 2015.......................................................145 Financial Position as of June 30, 2016..................................................143 Opening...............................................................................................................21 Oration of Grand Orator………………………………………………… RWB David B. Brown.............................................................................114 RWB Kevin B. Sample...........................................................................197 Order of the Past Master..................................................................................120 Organizing Lodges of the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M........................2 Past Grand Masters of Missouri (Living)........................................................365 Photographs Grand Master Charles Brent Stewart (2015-2016)..................................3 Grand Lodge Officers (2015-2016).............................................................9 Presentation of Awards Grand Lodge Achievement Awards.......................................................176 Grand Lodge Achievement with Distinction Awards...........................177 Grand Lodge Achievement – Consecutive Years Awards.....................179 Lodge Ritual Awards..............................................................................162 Lodge Secretary of the Year Award.......................................................160 Masonic Service Award..........................................................................163 Public Relations Award..........................................................................163 Regional Ritual Awards.........................................................................113 Safe Child Lodges...................................................................................180 Truman Medal........................................................................................155 Vincil Awards..........................................................................................161 212 Degree Awards.................................................................................181


410

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2016

Proposed Legislation (Action in 2016) In re: Article V, Section 1 and 2.140 of Constitution, (New Officers)....207 In re: Section 2.040 (q) (Grand Secretary’s Duties)..............................203 In re: Section 3.130 (Imprest Account)..................................................203 In re: Section 5.010 (r) (Grand Lodge Office Oversight)......................204 In re: Section 5.015 (Reports of Committees).......................................204 In re: Section 6.010 (Grand Lodge Office Location)..............................204 In re: Section 6.020 (Grand Lodge Office Composition).......................204 In re: Section 6.030 (Office Oversight Committee)...............................204 In re: Section 3.070 (Investments)........................................................202 In re: Section 13.035 (Petitions)............................................................206 In re: King Solomon Lodge No. 95 Restoration of Charter.................209 Proposed Legislation (Action in 2017) Amendment to Article V, Section 1 and 2.140 of Constitution, (New Officers).................................................................................210 Amendment to By-Laws Section 1.046, 8.031 (Electioneering Defined)................................................................212 Amendment to By-Laws Section 1.050, 31.085 (Electronic Voting)..........................................................................214 Amendment to By-Laws Section 1.070, 2.040(s) (Electronic Proxy).......................................................................215 Amendment to By-Laws Section 2.010 (q) (Proficiency Requirement).............................................................216 Amendment to By-Laws Section 3.100 (Budget)..............................220 Amendment to By-Laws Section 7.060 (Stated Communication).......221 Amendment to By-Laws Section 7.065 (Lodge Start Time).............222 Amendment to By-Laws Section 10.040, 10.045 (Per Capita Increase).....................................................................224 Amendment to By-Laws Section 10.040, 10.045 (Per Capita Increase).....................................................................226 Amendment to By-Laws Section 16.020 (Second Section Third Degree)......................................................228 Amendment to By-Laws Section 22.030, 22.040 (Endowed Membership).................................................................229 Regional Grand Lecturers (2015-2016) ............................................................10 Regional Grand Lecturers (2016-2017)............................................................369 Report of the Grand Lecturer...........................................................................248 Report of the Grand Secretary…………………………………………...................... RWB Dale Bryan (Sep 2015 - Mar 2016)............................................. 259 RWB H. Keith Neese -Assistant/Acting (Dec 2015 - May 2016)..........261 RWB Jeffrey S. Pennington (May 2016-Sep 2016)...............................249 Area Meetings during 2015-2016..........................................................252 Report of the Grand Treasurer.........................................................................263 Report of the President of the Masonic Home Board........................................82 Acknowledgments....................................................................................84 Audit Report as of June 30, 2015............................................................86


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Development/Legacy Society...................................................................84 Financial...................................................................................................84 Outreach Programs..................................................................................83 Three X First Line-Signers...............................................................................181 Truman Award Winners....................................................................................160 Tuesday Morning..............................................................................................181


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Official Proceedings - Grand Lodge MO Communication 2016  

Official proceedings of the One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Annual Communication Columbia Sept 26-27 A.D. 2016 A.L. 6016

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