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Masons of the State of Missouri

Official Proceedings One Hundred Ninety-Seventh Annual Communication • Columbia Sept. 24-25, A. D. 2018, A. L. 6018


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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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Ronald D. Jones Grand Master, 2017-2018

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RONALD DEAN JONES Most Worshipful Brother Ronald D. Jones was born in Buffalo, Missouri and grew up in Springfield, Missouri. He and his wife Susan have two children, Melissa and Jeffrey, and two granddaughters, Trinity and Arabella. Most Worshipful Brother Jones owns and operates Transtar Truck Sales, Inc., which he started in 1991. The Jones family resides in Odessa, Missouri where they are members of the Christian Church. In 1992, Most Worshipful Brother Jones was raised in Mount Hope Lodge No. 476 in Odessa, Missouri, where he served as Master in 1995. For five years following, He served as the District Deputy Grand Master of the 23rd Masonic District, which became the 15th Masonic District after a Redistricting in the 90’s. Most Worshipful Brother Jones was appointed to the Grand Lodge Advancing Line of the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M. by Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Larry C. Reynolds in 2009. Most Worshipful Brother Jones has served the Grand Lodge in many capacities, serving on the Long-Range Planning Committee for 3 years, the Ways & Means committee for 4 years, the Masonic Scholarship Committee, and for 5 years as Chairman of the Public Relations Committee. Most Worshipful Brother Jones was also the Chairman of the Midwest Conference on Masonic Education Planning Committee for the 2010 Masonic Year. He also served as President of the Masonic Children’s Foundation in 2012-2013. Most Worshipful Brother Jones completed a four-year term, from 2004 to 2008, on the Masonic Home Board where he served as the Development Committee Chairman. He also served again on the Masonic Home Board as a member of the Advancing Line, serving from 2013-2018 and presiding as President of the Masonic Home Board in 2016-2017 His many Masonic affiliations include: Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 AF&AM; Heroes of ‘76 Old Glory Encampment; National Sojourners Chapter No. 63; Kilwinning Council No. 19 Allied Masonic Degrees; Charlemagne Council No. 79 Knight Masons; Royal Order of Scotland; Harry S Truman York Rite College No. 167; Missouri Lodge of Research, serving as a member of the advancing line starting in 2012; Independence Chapter No. 49 Royal Arch Masons; Independence Council No. 49 Royal and Select Masters; Palestine Commander No. 17 Knights Templar; Ararat and Abou Ben Adhem Shriners International; 2004 DeMolay Legion of Honor recipient; Ashland Chapter No. 309 Order of the Eastern Star; Temple Shrine No. 17 White Shrine of Jerusalem; and the Scottish Rite, Orient of Missouri, Valley of Kansas City.

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OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI, A.F. & A.M. 2017-2018 Ronald D. Jones............................................................................................... Grand Master 418 Chestnut, Odessa, MO 64076 Robert T. (Tim) Thomas.......................................................................Deputy Grand Master 50 Apple Farm Rd., Crane, MO 65633 Stanton T. Brown II..............................................................................Senior Grand Warden 25005 E US Highway 24, Independence, MO 64056 Barry V. Cundiff................................................................................... Junior Grand Warden 1501 E. Pierce, Kirksville, MO 63501 Steven D.Duncan......................................................................................... Grand Treasurer 909 Bannister Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109 Jeffrey S. Pennington................................................................................... Grand Secretary 2303 Roslyn Court, Columbia, MO 65203 G. David Wheelock . ..................................................................................... Grand Lecturer 4525 Knox St., Columbia, MO 65203 Ty G. Treutelaar...................................................................................Senior Grand Deacon 1130 Burch Lane, St. Louis , MO 63130 Richard W. Kaeser, Jr........................................................................... Junior Grand Deacon 710 Lansdowne Street, De Soto, MO 63020 Charles F. Wiegert............................................................................... Senior Grand Steward 8640 Green Springs Dr., St. Louis, MO 63123 Kevin M. Fuller.................................................................................. Junior Grand Steward 812 SW Peach Tree Lane, Lees Summit, MO 64064 Emmett J. Bryson................................................................................ Senior Grand Marshal 4103 Miller Road, St. Joseph, MO 64505 Thomas L. Truman . ........................................................................... Junior Grand Marshal Joshua Thompson ........................................................................................ Grand Chaplain 4805 NW 57th Place, Kansas City, MO 64151 Lawrence S. Cameron................................................................................... Grand Chaplain 1108 Fall Meadow Lane, Belton, MO 64012 Richard A. Lowrey........................................................................................ Grand Chaplain 2815 Vermont Ave., Joplin, MO 64804 David W. Ramsey......................................................................................... Grand Chaplain 80 Green Meadows, Perryville, MO 63775 James E. McManigle..................................................................................... Grand Chaplain 4621 S. 159th Rd., Bolivar, MO 65613 Lloyd G. Lyon............................................................................................... Grand Chaplain 18988 E. Hwy, Carrollton, MO 64633 Earnie D. Wilson . ........................................................................................ Grand Chaplain 687 County Rd. 415, Ellsinore, MO 63937 James R. Leonard...........................................................................Grand Sword Bearer

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Daniel A. Sewing................................................................................Grand Pursuivant 1605 W. Christi Lane, Raymore, MO 64038 Kevin B. Sample........................................................................................Grand Orator 12255 Old Hwy 63 N, Hallsville, MO 65255 Stanley C. Maey........................................................................................... Grand Tiler 10011 Linn Grove Rd., Odessa, MO 64076 Steven C. Monrotus.............................................................................. Grand Musician 230 Kingsway Drive, Farmington, MO 63640 David B. Brown.................................................................................... Grand Historian 311 N. Lee St., Buckner, MO 64016

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 2017-2018 1. Timothy V. Coy 2. Rusty E. Anders 3. Jerrod Drew Zimmer 4. Richard W. Gibson 5. Leonard A. Campbell 6. Harmon Mothershead 7. Robert D. Couldry 8. 9. Michael A. Marvin 10. John W. Fay 11. 12. William Alan Schindler 13. Samuel D. Thomas, Jr. 14. Larry E. Potter 15. Ronald A. Peterson 16. Ronald H. Snyder 17. Christopher C. Marcum 18. Cecil R. Wagers 19. James W. Thayne 20. Jeffery G. Boyce 21. Darrin J. Taylor 22. Richard W. Smith 23. Jeffrey Scott Stacey

24. David P. Wicks 25. James P. Ditter 26. Christopher J. Newbold 27. Randy C. Davis 28. Francis D. Jett 29. James G. Brand 30. Kenneth J. O’Dell 31. Cleo W. Fields 32. Alan R. Cummings 33. Paul L. Daniels 34. Thomas N. Ross 35. John B. Dickenson 36. David M. Martin 37. C. Keith Serini 38. John G. Plunkett 39. Christopher A. Nelson 40. Walter T. Chidister 41. Jason A. Street 42. Earl Wayne Calhoun 43. Clayton C. Cooper 44. Mark S. Pry 45. Christopher M. Nickle 47. Christopher B. Jones

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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS 2017-2018 1. 2. Tom Cotton 3. Charles L. Allen 4. Richard L. Jones 5. David W. Moyer 6. William J. Hollingsworth 7. Douglas W. Davis 8. 9. William L. Spooner 10. Thomas E. Christine 11. Gary W. Rahmeyer 12. Gary A. Mc Cormack 13. Kenneth D. Bridges 14. Lloyd G. Lyon 15. William R. Siegfried 16. Anthony J. Kerns 17. Joshua A. Thompson 18. Dennis W. Spears 19. Frank B. Fowler 20. George Barrios 21. Bobby D. Smith 22. Matthew B. James 23. William S. Inglish

24. Russell G. Humphrey, Jr. 25. Thomas L. Cahall 26. Charles T. Harriosn 27. John R. Harder 28. Kery L. Davis 29. John J. Tune 30. Thomas D. Shaw, II 31. David G. Turner 32. Edwin J. Hogan 33. James R. Leonard 34. Robert E. Hammond 35. Michael F. Smith 36. Marion Eddie Williams, Jr. 37. Michael D. Voyles 38. Christopher J. Moser 39. Ronald Galemore 40. Jonce B. Chidister 41. Mitchell S. Penn 42. Jeffrey W. Richey 43. Tommy Williams 44. John W. Eden 45. William J. Sherman 47. Larry M. Endicott, Sr.

REGIONAL GRAND LECTURERS 2017-2018

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

Bob R. O’Dell Michael J. Minton Gregory E. Golden Glenn H. Burrows Wayne A. Gerdes Thomas E. Kuhn Christopher C. McLemore IV Randy E. Jennings


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ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-SEVENTH ANNUAL COMMUNICATION MONDAY MORNING The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri convened its One Hundred Ninety-Seventh Annual Communication on Monday and Tuesday, September 24th and 25th, 2018, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri. Representatives of the Appendant and Adoptive Bodies of the Missouri Masonic Organizations and the Adult and Youth leaders of the Masonic Youth Bodies formed the Honor Guard and reception lines under the direction of Most Worshipful Brother Larry C. Reynolds, while the Brethren and guests took their seats. Music was provided by Right Worshipful Brother James R. Fiete. At 9 O’clock A.M., Most Worshipful Brother Larry C. Reynolds, introduced, honored guest Amy Schneider from the City of Columbia; Good Morning everyone, my name is Amy Schneider. I am the Director of the City of Columbia’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you back to Columbia, we know you have many places you can choose and we know there are many people who want you to come see them. We are so very honored that you choose Columbia. If you don’t have time, because I know you have a packed schedule, please come back and visit us. We have great things to do around town even when it’s not Football season, so this is my invitation to you to come back and visit. Thank you again for coming to Columbia and have a great time. Most Worshipful Brother Reynolds then introduced the Grand Lodge Officers for the 2017-2018 Masonic Year, who entered from the assembly area, proceeded within the reception lines and the Knights Templar Honor Guard, and then occupied their respective seats and stations: Grand Historian

Right Worshipful Brother David R. Brown, Buckner, MO.

Grand Musician

Right Worshipful Brother Steven C. Monrotus, Farmington MO.


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Grand Chaplains

Right Worshipful Brother David W. Ramsey, Perryville MO.

Right Worshipful Brother Joshua A. Thompson, Kansas City MO.

Right Worshipful Brother Lloyd Glen Lyon, Carrollton MO.

Right Worshipful Brother James E. McManigle, Bolivar MO.

Right Worshipful Brother Earnie D. Wilson, Ellsinore MO.

Right Worshipful Brother Lawrence S. Cameron, Belton MO.

Right Worshipful Brother Richard D. Lowrey, Joplin MO.

Grand Orator

Right Worshipful Brother Kevin B. Sample, Hallsville MO.

Grand Pursuivants

Right Worshipful Brother James L. Lowman, Independence MO.

Right Worshipful Brother Daniel A. Sewing, Raymore MO.

Grand Tiler

Right Worshipful Brother Stanley E. Massey, Odessa MO.

Most Worshipful Reynolds asked for a moment of silence before introducing; Junior Grand Marshal

Right Worshipful Brother Thomas L. Truman, Independence MO.

Who departed and laid down the working tools of his life back in December of 2017. Senior Grand Marshal

Right Worshipful Brother Emmett J. Bryson, St. Joseph MO.

Junior Grand Steward

Right Worshipful Brother Kevin M. Fuller, Lee’s Summit MO.

Senior Grand Steward

Right Worshipful Brother Charles F. Wiegert, St. Louis MO.

Junior Grand Deacon

Right Worshipful Brother Richard W. Kaeser, Jr., Desoto MO.

Senior Grand Deacon

Right Worshipful Brother Dr. Ty G. Treutelaar, St. Louis, MO.

Grand Lecturer

Right Worshipful Brother G. David Wheelock, Columbia, MO.

Grand Secretary

Right Worshipful Brother Jeffrey S. Pennington, Columbia, MO.

Grand Treasurer

Right Worshipful Brother Steven D. Duncan, Jefferson City, MO.

Junior Grand Warden

Right Worshipful Brother Barry V. Cundiff, Kirksville MO.

Senior Grand Warden

Right Worshipful Brother Stanton T. Brown II, Independence, MO.

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Right Worshipful Brother Robert T. Thomas, Crane, MO.


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Most Worshipful Brother Larry C. Reynolds, then introduced himself, as Past Grand Master 2009-2010 and The Masonic Father of the Current Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother, Ronald D. Jones, from Odessa Missouri, escorted by the Grand Sword Bearer, Right Worshipful Brother James R. Leonard, of El Dorado Springs MO. He then 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 Ronald D. Jones 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 Grand East. The Senior Grand Marshal, Right Worshipful Brother Emmett J. Bryson, led the Craft in the Grand Honors and Grand Master Jones then thanked the Craft for honoring the office of Grand Master. The Grand Master was then presented with the Gavel of Authority.

WELCOME AND PRELIMINARY MATTERS Most Worshipful Ronald D. Jones spoke of the pleasure of being able to welcome everyone to the 197th annual communication. There are two not with us this morning, that deserve some recognition. They were two of our past Grand Masters. That forged the way for all of us to be here this morning and if I can have everybody rise to have a moment of silence. For Most Worshipful Brother Earl K. Dille and Most Worshipful Brother Wilfred G. Soutiea Jr. They were Past Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. Right Worshipful Brother Joshua A. Thompson, Grand Chaplain then was asked to give a prayer for blessing. Most Worshipful Jones then called upon the Heroes of ‘76 to present the colors, after which He called upon Divine Chapter, Order of DeMolay of Poplar Bluff to lead the craft in the Pledge of Allegiance. Many years ago, Red Skelton, a Master Mason himself recalled a teacher sharing with his class, the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance. Now which we share with you today. Boys and Girls, I have been listening to you recite the Pledge of Allegiance all semester and it appears that it has become monotonous to you, what could it be, in it though, the meaning of those words? If I may, I would like to recite the Pledge and give you a definition of those words.


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I (meaning me an individual a committee of one) PLEDGE (dedicate of all my worthy good to give without self-pity) ALLIEGENCE (my love and my devotion) TO THE FLAG ( Our standard, Old Glory, symbol of freedom wherever she wave, as a sign of respect because your loyalty has given her dignity a shalt freedom is every bodies job) OF THE UNITED (that means we have all came together) STATES OF AMERICA (individual communities that have become united into 48 great states, 48 individual communities with pride, dignity and purpose. All divided with imaginary boundaries yet united to a common cause and that’s love of Country) TO THE REPUBLIC (Republic, a sovereign state in-which powers invested into the representatives, chosen by the people to govern and from the people to the leaders, not from the elitist from the people) FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, (Meaning so blessed by God) INDIVISIBLE ( Incapable of being divided) WITH LIBERTY ( The Freedom and Right to live one’s own life without fears, threats or any sort of retaliation at all) AND JUSTICE (The Principle or quality of dealing fairly with others) FOR ALL (For all, this means boys and girls, that it is your Country just as much as it is mine). Indivisable Now let me hear you recite The Pledge of Allegiance. Divine Chapter, Order of DeMolay and all present then recited The Pledge of Allegiance. Since he was a small boy, two States have been added to our great Nation and two words have been added to our Pledge of Allegiance, UNDER GOD. Wouldn’t it be a pity if someone said that is prayer, and that it be eliminated from our schools too? Most Worshipful Brother Jones, then welcomed Right Worshipful Brother Monrotus to initiate the chorus of The Star-Spangled Banner. After the National Anthem, Grand Master Jones asked all the District Deputy Grand Masters to stand. He remarked to the members and guests that; These are the Men that travel many, many miles throughout this State to every Lodge, to make sure they understand our By-laws and to make sure that they enforce them. They give them guidance in any way they can. They are places, that I cannot be. They are the ones that go for me when I am unable and without them, my job is impossible. Thank you is not enough, but unfortunately today, that has got to work.


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He furthermore stated his appreciation and honored them for their job well done. Grand Master Jones, then asked the District Deputy Grand Lecturers to stand. These are the guys, that travel as many or more miles than the DDGM’s. It doesn’t matter where and if at all possible, they’ll travel to any Lodge that may need help with their ritual. They may be there 30 minutes or 3 hours, but they go. Our ritual is so important to us, because it separates us from so many other organizations, we have to make sure it’s preserved, so that we don’t lose our heritage. I thank you as much as I do the DDGM’s, if not more, because I know how hard it is working with guys like me. He furthermore reassured them of the appreciation held for them, from Masons throughout the State. Grand Master Jones then asked the Regional Grand Lecturers to stand. Now these are the guys that have a tough job, because they have to make sure that the ritualists are doing their job right, as they are trying to teach us. They travel all over the state to help the Grand Lecturer, making his job a little easier. For many years there were no Regionals, and the Grand Lecturer was gone a lot and that for one reason, the Grand Lecturer is grateful they are here. They are amazing to me, I don’t care what the question is, they have an answer. It is tough, sometimes it can be very minute to us, but they have the answer and it makes all the difference in the world of the things we do. They are great Teachers and we appreciate you, so very much. Grand Master Jones then asked Right Worshipful Brother Lloyd Lyon, Grand Chaplain to come forth to make a presentation. He declared that he would like to share a story with the craft; On October 8, 2017 Brother Roger Wilhelm was involved in a single vehicle accident, in North Central Missouri. The accident was unforgiving and the injuries were brutal. Brother Wilhelm’s back was broke in two places, he had three breaks in one arm, he had a concussion and severe trauma to his hips. For a 74-year-old, his condition was dire. He was life flighted to Columbia and we knew the ultimate destination would be Barnes Jewish in St. Louis. Today, Roger was planning on being here but due to declining health he was unable to make it. This story takes another turn, that we want to pay


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recognition too. The day of the accident, I was in communication with our Worshipful Brother Keith Claven, our Master at Hale, who stands here with me. As we were attempting to make arrangements to see who could go to Columbia, to see what we could do for Brother Wilhelm and his family. As hard as we were trying neither of us were able to get free that day, or the days immediately following the accident to travel to Columbia or St. Louis and we did not have cell numbers to reach the family. On behalf of the members of Hale City Lodge, I reached out to the Brothers in St. Louis for assistance, one Brother stepped up to that challenge, Right Worshipful Brother Ty Treutelaar. Senior Grand Deacon would you approach the East? I know Brother Ty was in South-West Missouri on Grand Lodge business, when he got the message from me about Brother Wilhelm’s arrival in St. Louis, for whatever reason that evening, he decided to return back home to the St. Louis area, arriving late. Before going home Brother Ty, arrived at Barnes Jewish at 11:00 P.M. to stop by and offer any assistance at his disposal to the Wilhelm family. He even offered to take Mary Ellen and Ann to dinner that night. Brother Ty would continue to follow up with the Wilhelm family in the following days. The Wilhelm family was incomplete aww, a stranger that they had never met offered them so much in a time of need, isn’t that what this Brotherhood is about? Here’s a message directly from Brother Wilhelm, that he wanted read today; There are no words to express my feelings of joy and appreciation, when a Brother Master Mason took time to come to Barnes Hospital to support my family and myself in a town, where we knew no one he set an example for all Masons of what a Mason should be, Brother Ty, Thank you so much, Roger Wilhelm. Brother Ty in recognition of your exemplary commitment and dedication to assisting the Wilhelm family. The members of the Hale City Lodge, and as a Grand Officer of this great fraternity and on behalf of the Wilhelm family. We want to give you this plaque, expressing our gratitude and to personally say Thank You. Right Worshipful Brother Ty Treutelaar, then received the plaque and followed with; They say there’s times when you are speechless, but this is not one, sorry. As much as I appreciate this, and I hope the Brother’s is doing well, because he was in bad shape that night. All I can tell you is, you’ve all earned this, this is who we are, this is what we do and you


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might see us in collars (which some people love to mention), you might see us in aprons but underneath we’re all Master Masons and it doesn’t matter the time of day or where. He then Thanked them and was seated. Grand Master Jones commented on how that previous speech was an appropriate way to start the session. He then turned the platform over to Right Worshipful Brother Kevin B. Sample, for Introductions.

INTRODUCTIONS THE PAST GRAND MASTERS OF THE GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.M. OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI. Most Worshipful Brother James A. Noland, Jr. (1977-1978) Most Worshipful Brother Vern H. Schneider (1984-1985) Most Worshipful Brother Dale C. Motter (1993-1994) Most Worshipful Brother Jimmy D. Lee (2002-2003) Most Worshipful Brother Dr. Elmer E. Revelle (2004-2005) Most Worshipful Brother Bruce R. Austin (2007-2008) Most Worshipful Brother Larry C. Reynolds (2009-2010) Most Worshipful Brother Gail S. Turner (2010-2011) Most Worshipful Brother John W. Hess (2011-2012) Most Worshipful Brother David L. Ramsey (2012-2013) Most Worshipful Brother Jon B. Broyles (2013-2014) Most Worshipful Brother David W. Haywood (2014-2015) Most Worshipful Brother Richard L. Smith (2016-2017) The Knights Templar Honor Guard were reconvened and the Most Worshipful Past Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri were introduced by Right Worshipful Brother Kevin B. Sample. The Past Grand Masters were escorted to a place west of the Altar by the Senior Grand Warden, Right Worshipful Brother Stanton T. Brown II. The Craft was then called upon Right Worshipful Brother Emmett J. Bryson, Senior Grand Marshal to led the Craft in according the Past Grand Masters with Grand Honors.


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Grand Master Jones seated the Craft with a rap of the Gavel and then welcomed the Past Grand Masters to the One Hundred and Ninety-Seventh Annual Communication. Most Worshipful Brother Jones, then asked Most Worshipful Brother James A. Noland Jr. to speak on behalf of all the Past Grand Masters. Most Worshipful Brother Noland stated his, as well as all Past Grand Masters present, their wish for Most Worshipful Brother Jones to have a harmonious, successful Grand Lodge session. He stated that what Brother Treutelaar had said about what Masonry is all about, he too agreed and was intending to use a similar description as part of his speech but felt that Brother Treutelaar expressed it well and he did not need to re-iterate it. He thanked the Grand Master for coming to his 70th anniversary of being a member of the Fraternity. He then stated what he really wanted to say to the craft was; “Brethren, the most important question you’ve ever been asked in your life, was asked before you ever became a member of this great fraternity. That question that you were asked, I know how you answered it, and it’s my hope and prayer everyone of you will consider that question and your answer. I love you all and it’s important for us all to show our love for one another. God Bless you all.” After a hearty applause Grand Master Jones thanked Most Worshipful Brother Noland. He then asked Senior Grand Warden Stanton T. Brown II, to escort all the Past Grand Masters to the East, so he and the Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother Robert T. Thomas, could greet them. Grand Master Jones stated; Most Worshipful Brother Schneider is very special to me, I met him almost 20 years ago, and as a young Mason, I noticed he always had time to stop and say, hello. He was a Past Grand Master, a Chairmen of Jurisprudence and always on the go, but he always had time to stop and greet me. Then when I went on to other things, like the Masonic Home Board, he took me under his wing and tried to teach me the best he could. I greatly appreciate everything you’ve done for this fraternity and for me, I cherish our friendship so very much. Thank you for being here today. Most Worshipful Brother Noland, I do expect to see you here many more years and it’s a pleasure and an honor to walk up here and greet you as your Grand Master, as well as to have given you your 70-year pin. Your comments to this fraternity, I hope the Brethren listen to. Because, when he tells you that he loves you it’s coming from his heart. Sir, the path that you have forged and things you have done for us, we will thank you forever more.


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INTRODUCTION OF THE GRAND MASTERS FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS Most Worshipful Brother Most Worshipful Brother Right Worshipful Brother

Worshipful Brother

Right Worshipful Brother

Most Worshipful Brother Most Worshipful Brother Most Worshipful Brother

Malcom D. Morris, Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri F. & A.M. Terry E. Osborne, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Iowa. Michael E. Jackson, Senior Grand Warden and Personal Representative of Most Worshipful Brother Gregory L. Clark Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Illinois. Michael Tomasiewicz, Personal Representative of Most Worshipful Brother Patrick Barger Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Nebraska. Ralph Easley Deputy Grand Master and Personal Representative of Most Worshipful Brother Adam Hathaway Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of F. & A.M. of the State of New Mexico. C.W. “Corky” Grigsby Jr., Grand Master of The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Oklahoma. James L. Morgan, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Oregon. Dickey McKinney, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of F. & A.M. of the State of Tennessee.

Grand Honors were given, and Grand Master Jones then reconvened the Knights Templar Honor Guard and called upon Right Worshipful Brother Richard W. Kaeser Jr., Junior Grand Deacon, to escort the visiting Grand Masters of other jurisdictions to a place West of the Altar. The visiting Grand Masters returned to their seats by way of the East under the Knights Templar Arch of Steel, where they were greeted by Grand Master Jones and Deputy Grand Master Thomas.


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INTRODUCTION OF PAST GRAND MASTERS FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS Grand Master Jones called upon Right Worshipful Brother Richard W. Kaeser Jr, Junior Grand Deacon, to escort the visiting Past Grand Master’s from other jurisdictions to a place west of the Altar. Right Worshipful Brother Kevin B. Sample, then introduced the distinguished guests. Most Worshipful Brother Roy C. Etherton, Past Grand Master and current Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of F. & A.M. of the State of Tennessee. Most Worshipful Brother Steven J. Ponzillo, III, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M, of the State of Maryland. Grand Honors were given and the Past Grand Masters from other jurisdictions returned to their seats by way of the East, passing through the Knights Templar Honor Guard where they were greeted by Grand Master Jones and Deputy Grand Master Thomas.

INTRODUCTION OF PAST GRAND LODGE OFFICERS AND GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS Grand Master Jones called upon Right Worshipful Brother Charles F. Wiegert, Senior Grand Steward, to escort the visiting Grand Lodge Officers of other jurisdictions to a place west of the Altar. Right Worshipful Brother Kevin B. Sample, then introduced the distinguished guests. Right Worshipful Brother Right Worshipful Brother Right Worshipful Brother

Michael Dixon, Deputy Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M of the State of Oklahoma Lamont Mitchell, Deputy Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri F. & A.M. H. Keith Neese, Past Grand Treasurer of the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A. M. of the State of Missouri.


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Bobby J. Peters, Senior Grand Warden of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Oklahoma. Tony Borum, Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Kansas. Anthony Fisher, Junior Grand Warden of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri F. & A.M. Charles R.W. Maclin, Grand Secretary of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri F. & A.M. William F. Wooten, Grand Relief Secretary of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri F. & A.M. Ron Shoaf, Senior Grand Deacon of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Oklahoma.

The Past Grand Lodge Officers and visiting Grand Lodge Officers from other jurisdictions returned to their seats by way of the East where they were greeted by Grand Master Jones and Deputy Grand Master Thomas. Grand Master Jones recognized Right Worshipful Brother Keith Neese stating that; “he had served as Grand Treasurer, which is true, but he also had served as an interim Grand Secretary during a time of need, as well as Executive Director of our Masonic Home for 5 years, so thank you Right Worshipful, sir.”

INTRODUCTION OF ADDITIONAL PAST GRAND LODGE OFFICERS AND GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS Right Worshipful Brother Right Worshipful Brother

Kenneth Johnson, Sr., Board of Directors of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri F. & A.M. William McKee, Board of Directors of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri F. & A.M.


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Michael E. Wheeler, Past Grand Lecturer of the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A. M. of the State of Missouri. Randall J. Jones, Grand Lecturer Emeritus of the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A. M. of the State of Missouri.

Grand Master Jones thanked the visiting Past Grand Lodge Officers and Grand Lodge Officers from other jurisdictions and asked Right Worshipful Brother Charles F. Wiegert, Senior Grand Steward to escort them on their return to their seats by way of the East where they were greeted by Grand Master Jones and Deputy Grand Master Thomas.

INTRODUCTION OF LEADERS AND REPRESENTIVES OF SISTER ORGANIZATIONS Sister Worshipful Brother Honored Lady Right Worshipful Brother Sister Right Worshipful Brother Sister Sojourner

Karlene Baylous, Worthy Grand Matron, Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star. Kenneth L. Sisemore, Worthy Grand Patron, Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star. Jane Johnson, Grand Royal Matron, Grand Court of Missouri, Order of Amaranth. Douglas H. Reese, Grand Royal Patron, Grand Court of Missouri, Order of Amaranth. Tara Ornsbey, Worth Grand Commander of the Grand Conclave of Missouri, Order of True Kindred. William Clyde Woolsey, Grand Advisor of the Grand Conclave of Missouri, Order of True Kindred. Carolyn J. (Cookie) Hams, Past Worthy Grand Commander of the Grand Conclave of Missouri, Order of the True Kindred. Judy Inukai, Past Supreme Worthy High Priestess and Supreme Scribe of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem.


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The Distinguished Guest were escorted to the East for Grand Master Jones and Deputy Grand Master Thomas to greet them. Grand Master Jones explained that the cameras and film crews present, were there doing a Public Relations video for Masonry. They were to be taking pictures and interviewing Brethren and Guests, outside the tiled Lodge.

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Jerry Lynn Miles, Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Missouri. Mario Gaitan, Right Excellent Deputy Grand High Priest and Personal Representative of Most Excellent Companion and Dr. Lee Hill, Grand High Priest of the Holy Royal Arch Grand Chapter of Missouri, PHA Aaron Michael Shoemaker, Grand Master of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of the State of Missouri. Rodney Terry, Past Grand Master of The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri F. & A. M. and thrice Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masons of the State of Missouri PHA William Gene Snyder, Right Puissant General Grand Principal Conductor of the work, of the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International. Roger D. Fleer, The Right Imminent Grand Commander of the Grand Commandry of Knights Templar of the State of Missouri.


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Robert W. Cockerham, Illustrious Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite Orient of Missouri. Henry McDaniel, Illustrious Potentate Ararat Shrine Temple. Kyle McEvoy, Illustrious Potentate Moolah Shrine Temple. James R. Morrison, Supreme Tall Cedar of Tall Cedars of Lebanon North America. Byron Eugene Hams, Grand Historian of The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri F & A.M., Past Grand Advisor of the Grand Conclave of the Order of True Kindred of Missouri, Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Holy Royal Arch Masons of Missouri PHA, and Past Grand Commander of the United Grand Commandry of Missouri PHA

Grand Master Jones agreed that this was a very Illustrious group and thanked them for attending. The Senior Grand Marshal, Emmett J. Bryson then escorted the Leaders of Other Appendant Bodies to the East, to be greeted by Grand Master Jones and Deputy Grand Master Thomas.

INTRODUCTIONS OF ADULT AND YOUTH LEADERS OF MASONIC YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS Brother Ms. Sister Ms.

Nicholas Giaviano Cova, State Master Counselor, Missouri DeMolay. Kirsten Sierra Pennington, Grand Worthy Associate Advisor, of the Grand Assembly of Missouri, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. Dorleta Lodholz, Supreme Deputy, Grand Assembly of Missouri, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. Lily Flannery, Grand Bethel Honored Queen, Grand Bethel of Missouri, Job’s Daughters Int’l.


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Judy Sietz, Grand Guardian, Grand Bethel of Missouri, Job’s Daughters Int’l. Jim Chaney, Assoc. Grand Guardian, Grand Bethel of Missouri, Job’s Daughters Int’l.

The Masonic Youth Leaders were escorted to the East, to be greeted by the Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master. Grand Master Jones took a minute to welcome all the Masonic Youth leadership and spoke of how humbling it was that they have traveled not only across the State of Missouri, but also across The United States. Declaring that this is a perfect example of “what Freemasonry is, and what it means to everyone”. Grand Master Jones then invited “Our future leaders”, to speak about their year of Leadership. Ms. Kirsten Pennington, Grand Worthy Associate Advisor, of the Grand Assembly of Missouri, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls took the podium first. She brought greetings from Mairyn Dodson, Grand Worthy Advisor, who was unable to attend. Ms. Pennington spoke about Ms. Dodson’s service project for her year as Grand Worthy Advisor; Her theme is, Follow your Star, carve your own path, pursue your own passions and define your destiny. Her service project is called, Little Kids Rock. This project is nationally recognized for putting modern music instruments, Teachers and curriculum into deserving schools. This non-profit organization has reached over 650,000 students and has programs in 45 States. Our goal in Rainbow is to raise $1500, by selling t-shirts, pins, and accepting donations on behalf of the organization. I also want to let you know, how grateful, humble and appreciative, Missouri Rainbow is to you guys. You set the example for all of us to become young leaders. I am from Poplar Bluff, MO in Poplar Bluff (Rainbow) Assembly No. 115, we, along with Divine Chapter, Order of DeMolay have done a fundraiser for the past 5 years and with the help of the Masonic family we have raised over $25,000 for charity. I will never be able to say Thank You enough but from the bottom of my heart, not only as a Rainbow girl, but also as a member of the Masonic Family Thank You Grand Master Jones, complimented Ms. Pennington on her great job and then commented on Ms. Lily Flannery who would speak next for Job’s


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Daughter about the day she was installed, how great and infectious her energy was, which was delightful to see. Ms. Lily Flannery, Grand Bethel Honored Queen, Grand Bethel of Missouri, Job’s Daughters Int’l. Was next to the podium. She presented Grand Master Jones with her business card and a Dove pin. A Dove is emblematic symbol for Job’s Daughters and the year pin for herself and her Grand and Associate Grand Guardian. Good Morning. I bring you greetings on behalf of all Missouri Job’s Daughters, our Grand Guardian Judy Sietz and Associate Grand Guardian Jim Chaney. I would like to first thank you for your hospitality extended to us, during your annual session. It has been my pleasure to meet with each one of you. It has truly been my favorite part of this visit so far. For those of you who have never heard of Job’s Daughters, it is an organization for girls between the ages of 10 and 19, that teaches leadership, public speaking, sisterhood and love of community. We also have a group of younger girls, usually 7-9 years of age who are Jobies to be. This allows them to be part of our Bethels and attend all our fun activities to foster their love of our organization, before they reach age 10. I started my Job’s Daughters career as a Jobie to be, myself and I have grown into the person that stands here before you. I want to thank you for our Masonic heritage. Coming from a Masonic family, this holds a very special place in my heart, as my Grandfather, my Dad and my Brother are all Master Masons. In order for a girl to join Job’s Daughter’s she must be related to a Master Mason or now with the change in our International By-laws, be sponsored by a Master Mason. Each one of you make it possible for all girls to become Job’s Daughters, there are no words to express how grateful we are to each one of you and the opportunities that you provide to us. It has been with your endless support, love and generous donations that we have been able to succeed. This past year we were able to lower the costs for our Daughters to attend our annual Grand session in Jefferson City this past June. This allowed the Daughter’s who would not otherwise be able to attend session, to compete in ritual competitions, singing, sign language, arts and crafts and grow in the bonds of sisterhood, across the state of Missouri. As a first this year at Grand Session, we held a Jobie congress. This congress was an opportunity for us to share the changes that were being proposed and to get the input from our Daughter’s. This allowed the girls to have a voice and share their thoughts, so that we could be heard. They were heard by the adults to make the changes to happen for the better. My


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hope is that this will continue as the years go by, in-order for the Daughter’s to have a voice in their organization. This year during my term as Grand Bethel Honor Queen, we have challenged our girls to remember why they joined this wonderful Order, during that Jobie congress there was an opportunity for the girls to share their heartfelt and truly moving stories as to why they became a Job’s Daughter. For some it was a family tradition, a friend’s invitation, or a longing for somewhere to belong. We are a safe place and a group of sisters that you never knew you needed nor wanted. We often lose the “Why” in the hustle and bustle of attending meetings, reception, and traveling from function to function. Our older members have the experience and our younger members have the excitement and the enthusiasm. I have made it my personal goal this year to bring the two together, to help our organization grow. We have challenged the girls to grow our membership. We maybe small but we are mighty. The Daughter’s of Missouri have not taken this challenge lightly, there have been new member initiations popping up all over our great State. We invite each one of you to attend our meetings. I’ll share a little secret with you, our girls love to perform for an audience. This allows us a chance to meet you and grow the bonds of our local Masonic families. My motto this year is; Be a Pineapple, stand tall, where a crown and be sweet on the inside. The most important message is to be sweet, be kind and to always keep your head held high. Thank you again for allowing me to talk with you again this weekend. I am very excited to see the bonds that form this coming year. Grand Master Jones thanked Ms. Flannery and then turned the podium over to Brother Nicholas Giavaino Cova, State Master Counselor, Missouri DeMolay. Hello Brethren and friends, on behalf of the Order of DeMolay the Jurisdiction of Missouri, it gives me great honor and pleasure to speak with you this morning. Some say life can change in an instance, well it’s funny because mine certainly did. On a cool November evening in the St. Louis area in a monumental place we call the Scottish Rite. I believe it was November 18, 2017 which was last year. I was afforded the opportunity to be installed as the State Master Counselor of Missouri DeMolay. In fact, it was the same auditorium where I became a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason. As I knelt at the alter to take the obligations of my office, I found myself in a familiar place. It was a place of light, honor and


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brotherhood. In fact, it was the very same alter I knelt at, 28 days prior to becoming a Master of the Royal Secret. It was through both experiences that proved to me, to be life changing, that which set me on the path to become a better son and a better man. In addition, becoming a Master Mason induced change within myself. You know change is factor of evolution, some evolve into becoming incredible leaders, like Dad Cockerham, some Craftsmen of our tools and others important pieces of our Masonic landscape. You know, when I joined DeMolay for my first time about five years ago, I knelt at the alter to take my obligations, I knew not what I know now and looking back I’m proud of the decision I made to join the Order. Since my admission into DeMolay, I’ve become a member of St. Louis Missouri Lodge #1 and I’ve also become a member of The Scottish Rite, but it was through the teachings I learned in DeMolay, that I learned the importance of the greater good of our beloved Masonic Community. Brotherhood and tolerance, loyalty and servant leadership. These are the values for which I am thankful. Above these values, above the titles and the accolades, above the adornments of our offices, we must remember, we joined a fraternity. A group of people organized for a purpose. We must never forget our purposes, Brotherly love, relief and truth. We must never forget we are a Brotherhood. We must never forget whence we came. I’ve been truly honored to provide servant leadership to the young men of Missouri DeMolay. We have focused on leadership, community and brotherhood, while representing the number one jurisdiction in the world. You know, this distinction would not have been possible without the support of the Grand Lodge and the appendant bodies such as yourself, so thank you.On a lighter note, it gives me considerable pleasure to present to you the highlights that Missouri DeMolay has experienced over these past few months, which include; The signing of the DeMolay bill, the Missouri DeMolay 5k run/walk, University of DeMolay and a number of others. All of which have had vital importance to our organization. You know, one common factor all of these events have in common is growth. Growth not necessarily in terms of numbers but growth in terms of leadership, community, brotherhood and most importantly, faith. One thing that should be mentioned, that all though these events maybe unknown to the general public, they still have a positive impact, for instance; let’s say someone not associated with a Masonic Family, sees or hears the word DeMolay, they are in fact subconsciously familiarizing themselves with our Order. With this in mind the programs instituted in Missouri are not only designed to develop the success in active DeMolay, but also to familiarize the public with


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our Order and that’s exactly what I feel the DeMolay bill represents. It represents an institution of Higher Education designed to develop the success in active DeMolay’s, through leadership, public speaking and faith. There is no better time than the present for the Order of DeMolay, it all starts with young men and from there they grow into becoming Master Masons. Uniquely, I’m proud to announce that Missouri DeMolay has hosted it’s first ever 5k run/walk, which raised several thousands of dollars, to support the services of the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic that has been providing to the St. Louis area for over 30 years. Also, I am pleased to announce the Executive board of Missouri DeMolay has announced its continuance of this charitable event for many years to come, so we hope to see you all there next year.Furthermore, the DeMolay bill that I previously mentioned, I just want to touch on it a bit. It was signed into law by Governor Mike Parsons on Friday, July 13, 2018. This law designates March 18th as DeMolay day in the State of Missouri and perpetuity. The passage of this bill recognizes Missouri DeMolay as an institution of Higher Education. Which will further the opportunity of goodness of DeMolay to spread throughout schools in our great State.Shortly after our visit to Jefferson City, Missouri DeMolay hosted our annual leadership and development program, know as The University of DeMolay. The many young men that took part in our program, showed their enthusiasm and dedication to the growth, success and the longevity of DeMolay through various activities. Some of these activities taught them valuable lessons, like; thinking twice before speaking once, and to put their faith into one another.I have had the absolute privilege to attend the events, that I have previously mentioned, and I can’t articulate enough how vital and needed our organization is at the present time, to the development of our world future leaders.Never the less, I would be remised if I didn’t mention the centennial year of the Order of DeMolay is approaching. The Order of DeMolay was founded over 100 years ago, 4 million members, 24 countries, and 10,000 chapters around the world later. You are invited to come to the centennial celebration in Kansas City, Missouri. To celebrate with the international Supreme Council session. So, we hope to see you all there next year. Lastly, on behalf of Missouri DeMolay, I would like to express our appreciation for your continued dedication and contribution to the Missouri DeMolay, the future of Freemasonry. In closing, I would like to share with you, my message which I feel is applicable through the entire Masonic community; “Today and forever more we must share with others our exemplary


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Masonic brotherhood. We must be the men that broaden this fraternity, time is irreplaceable. Use the time God blessed you with, judiciously and share this golden opportunity with your fellow men. Once again, on behalf of the millions of young men who have benefited from their membership in this Order, I would like to thank you for your dedication and support of Missouri DeMolay.” So now let’s spread the love and the light, Missouri DeMolay. Thank you and God Bless. Grand Master Jones stated; “We should be very proud because that’s what is going to follow us, into our society and these organizations are in great hands, with great leaders. We, as older adults should feel confident, because that’s what this organization is going to become.” He concluded by, thanking the youth leaders for attending and educating the craft on their organizations. Most Worshipful Jones then addressed the room and said; “Regardless of what everyone had on today; I don’t care what color, what hat, take the collars off. At the core of this, Masons are who we are, we are all brother Master Masons.” Grand Master Jones then dismissed the ladies and guests, asking all who are not Master Masons to please retire.

FORMAL OPENING OF THE GRAND LODGE OF ANCIENT, FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI The Grand Master and Grand Lodge Officers opened the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri on the Third Degree of Freemasonry in accordance with the Missouri Ritual. Right Worshipful Brother Lawrence S. Cameron, Grand Chaplain, offered the opening prayer.


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PRELIMINARY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS Grand Master Jones called upon Right Worshipful Brother Don Taylor, Chairman of the Committee on Credentials, to give the Committee’s Preliminary Report. Right Worshipful Brother 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.

THE MASONIC HOME BOARD Most Worshipful Brother Ronald D. Jones, asked the Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother Robert T. Thomas to give his report as the Masonic Home Board President. He informed the Craft that he did not have any changes to the printed report, and if there were corrections to please have them put in the proceedings, he then stated that it has been an honor to serve the Craft as President of the Masonic Home Board. Right Worshipful Brother Thomas then asked the eight elected board members to stand and be recognized.

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Ronald D. Jones, Honorary Chairman Robert. T. (Tim) Thomas, President Stanton T. Brown II, Vice President Barry V. Cundiff Ty G. Treutelaar Jeffrey A. Parrotte James D. Schepers, Treasurer Buddy D. Roberts, Secretary Jeffrey D. Quibell William W. Bird David W. Ramsey Michael A. Flagg Taz A. Meyer


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Right Worshipful Brother Thomas then thanked them for their service. He then asked Right Worshipful Brother Stanton T. Brown II, to join him in the East. Right Worshipful Brother Thomas stated; One of the most difficult duties I have, is saying farewell to two Brothers who have served on the Board with distinction over the past four years. Worshipful Brother Jim Schepers, are you in the room? Right Worshipful Brother Jeff Parrotte, are you in the room? Worshipful Brother Schepers served as Board Treasurer and Finance Chairman, his leadership and talents will be greatly missed. Right Worshipful Brother Parrotte served on the Outreach and Development committees. It is my hope as outgoing President that they both stay engaged with the Masonic Home, as their combined experience will be a great value to the current and future Boards. The Board will also be saying farewell to Most Worshipful Brother, Ronald D. Jones. Most Worshipful Brother Jones has served the Board with distinction for 14 years. To put that in prospective, he’s been a Mason for a little over 25 years, over half of his Masonic career has been in service to the Masonic Home Board. That, with the exception of counsel, I am sure is a record. His example of Leadership of the Masonic Home is unmatched, even though he won’t be attending our monthly meetings, his contributions of help have forever changed the direction of The Masonic Home for the better and will leave honest testament of his love of the Fraternity and its greatest charity. Would you please join me in showing appreciation to Most Worshipful Brother Ronald D. Jones? It gives me tremendous pleasure to present him, this small token of appreciation.

Presented to: Ronald D. Jones, from the Masonic Home of Missouri 2004-2018. Finally, I’d like to recognize Right Worshipful Brother Stanton T. Brown II, Vice President of the Board, or as I like to call him, Co-President of the Board. For the first five meetings of my term, I had a pretty serious pro-longed illness, and a period of treatment. Stanton stepped up from the very first Board meeting, I missed my first meeting and the next four. His professionalism and leadership during my absence made the transition back into my chair seamless as possible. Stan, you are going to be a great Board President and the support and love you gave me is a blessing that I will always treasure. Most Worshipful Brother Jones there are two vacancies to fill on the


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Masonic Home Board of Directors, with your permission I will call on nominations from the floor, to fill those positions. Right Worshipful Brother Thomas then called for nominations from the floor to fill the two vacancies on The Masonic Home of Missouri Board of Directors. Most Worshipful Brother Bruce R. Austin, Charleston Lodge No. 407 nominated Right Worshipful Brother Michael D. Voyles, of Farmington, MO. Mike was Initiated, Passed and Raised in Irondale Lodge No. 143, in 1983. Brother Voyles has done an outstanding job as a Mason. I have two sheets here of things he has done. One of them have been more then adequate to have him on our Home Board. He has been the Treasurer of the Leadwood Lodge No. 598, since 2006, Masonic Home representative since 2015, he served as Master at St. Francois Lodge No. 234 in 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2017. He has been the District Deputy Grand Lecturer, in the 37th Masonic district for two years, he has been an active member of the DeMolay. Growing up he has given back immeasurably to that Organization. As an adult he has been an advisor for sixteen years, most of that as Chapter Dad of Mineral Area Chapter. He’s been honored by DeMolay, with the Chevalier degree and the Legion of honor. He’s a member of Uel Chapter, Royal Arch Masons – Bonne Terre Council, Cryptic Masons – Desoto Commandry, Knights Templar and a Lead Belt Order of the Sword of Bunker Hill and the Park Hill Lion’s club. He graduated from Central College in Park Hill MO. He then went on to receive his Associated degree from Mineral Air College and a Bachelor of Science and Education from South East Missouri State University. He served over 10 years in the U.S. Army as Electronic Warfare Signal Intelligence Analysis, then went on to work for over 20 years for the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency, as a Middle East Geographic names analyst. His name is on mapping and intelligent products. He retired from the NGA. in 2015 and He lives outside of Farmington, MO with his wife Leslie of 43 years, they have four children and six grandchildren. His Masonic history is truly impressive. He was initiated in 1982 and was raised as a Master Mason in 1983, affiliated with Leadwood Lodge No. 598, a multiple member of St. Francois Lodge No. 234, Endowed member of Leadwood Lodge No. 598, Treasurer of Leadwood Lodge from October 18, 2006 to the present, Masonic Home Representative for


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Leadwood Lodge No. 598 presently, Master of St. Francois Lodge No. 234, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2017. He is the District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 37th district from 2016 to present. He has been actively involved in Masonry ever since he has been a member. I can think of no other brother in this fraternity that will serve the Masonic Home with distinction and honor as he will. I urge you in your voting to vote for Michael D. Voyles. Most Worshipful Brother Dale C. Motter, of Adair Lodge No. 366, Kirksville MO. nominated Right Worshipful Brother David Powell. He was born July 8, 1949 in Hannibal MO. He attended Hannibal Public schools graduating in 1967. He attended the Hannibal arrange College and graduated from the John A. Gupton college of mortuary service in 1969. He’s worked in the funeral industry of North East Missouri for the past 47 years as a licensed service practitioner. Right Worshipful Brother Powell was initiated in Kirksville Lodge No. 105 on November 4, 1975 and passed November 25th and raised to the degree of Master Mason on December 2nd, 1975. He served his Lodge (Kirksville No. 105) as Master, he’s also served as Lodge Secretary for 10 years. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer for the 3rd Masonic district for four years and District Deputy Grand Master for 3 years. He’s a member of the York Rite Bodies in Kirksville, Past High Priest of Caldwell Chapter No. 53, Past Illustrious Master of Kirksville Council No. 144, Past Commander of Commandry No. 22 in Kirksville, KYCH Missouri Prior No. 17, York Rite College No. 188, Red Cross of Constantine – St. Chrysostrum Conclave, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbia Missouri. He’s been an active Mason in all those organizations and worked with them. I am real confident, that he would be a good addition to the Board and a good representative to us up in Central - North Central district. Calling for other nominations and receiving none, Right Worshipful Brother Thomas then asked to Most Worshipful Brother Jones to entertain a motion that both, Right Worshipful Brother Voyles and Right Worshipful Brother Powell be elected to the Masonic Home Board of Directors, by acclamation. Upon the motion being made and seconded, Both Brethren were unanimously elected and it was so declared. Grand Master Jones then asked the newly elected Masonic Home Board members to stand and told them they had been elected to an honorable position. He and the Craft applauded their election.


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Most Worshipful Brother Jones presented the Board President, Right Worshipful Brother Robert T. Thomas an appreciation plaque. “In appreciation of his loyal dedicated service as President of The Masonic Home Board of Missouri Board of Directors 2017-2018 - September 24, 2018”. Right Worshipful Brother Thomas stated, “Thank you, Brothers, you do not know how much that means and your prayers and support.” He then informed the Craft that this concluded his report and asked for a motion to approve the report. Upon the motion being made and seconded, and with no discussion it was so declared. Grand Master Jones declared there had been a late arrival, which he wanted to recognize and Thank for attending. Most Worshipful Brother Edward Johnson, Past Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri F. &A.M.


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REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI

Board of Directors – Masonic Home of Missouri Front Row – left to right: Barbara Ramsey, Executive Director Ronald D. Jones, Grand Master Robert Thomas, Board President Stanton Brown, II, Vice-President Back Row – left to right: Barry Cundiff Ty Treutelaar Jim Schepers, Treasurer Taz Meyer *Not Pictured: William Bird

Middle Row – left to right: Buddy Roberts, Secretary David W. Ramsey Jeff Quibell Jeff Parrotte Michael Flagg

To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren: I am pleased to announce that this has been another very successful and productive year at the Masonic Home of Missouri. As previous Presidents have mentioned, the year seemed to pass by in the blink of an eye. I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as President of such a professional group of individuals and the outstanding staff of this organization. Early in my


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Masonic career, one of my dreams was to someday be a part of the mission of the Masonic Home. Then I realized that by being a Mason I already was. Each and every one of us whether through financial contributions, sweat equity, recommending members in need, or just spreading the message of our Fraternity’s greatest charity are indeed all a part of our mission which is “To assist eligible adults and children in need by practicing the principles of Freemasonry.” Thank you brethren for everything you do by honoring your obligation in this manner.

Outreach Programs In my travels throughout my years on the board, I have witnessed other Grand Lodges forsaking the needs of their members by extending help to clients outside the Fraternity in the name of profitability and growth. This is illustrated by the small number of Masons, widows, and OES members that they actually help. At the same time, our Executive Director and her staff continue to explore innovative ways to increase help to the eligible members of our Fraternity. As a result, the Masonic Home of Missouri has become known as a leader on the national level for its Outreach Programs. The Masonic Communities and Services Association (MCSA) is an organization for Masonic Homes across the country to share best practices. Until recently, this organization has been primarily a resource for and completely focused on bricks and mortar facilities. However, Missouri has been showing how it is possible to help more people and touch more lives through our Outreach Programs. This has caused a growth in similar Outreach Programs in other states. Missouri’s Executive Director, Barbara Ramsey, has been helping to grow Outreach nationwide, but also help the MCSA organization see the benefit in expanding their focus beyond just facilities. At the MCSA Conference this year, Ms. Ramsey became the Vice Chairman of the MCSA Board of Directors. The Outreach Program is no longer one single financial program. The Outreach Programs can be broken into three categories: Financial Assistance programs, Partnership programs, and Non-Financial or Resource programs. In Fiscal Year 2018, the Masonic Home provided a total of $1,368,864.43 in direct financial assistance. There are three financial assistance programs that help Missouri Master Masons, their wives, Masonic widows, Order of the Eastern Star ladies,


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and dependent children. In Fiscal Year 2018, the Masonic Home provided $1,035,203.35 for a total of 103 clients in the Long-Term, Short-Term, and Children’s Outreach programs. Financial Assistance Program Direct Financial Assistance Long-Term Financial Assistance $ 926,513.13 Short-Term Financial Assistance $ 89,690.22 Children’s Outreach Program $ 19,000.00 TOTAL $1,035,203.35 The Masonic Home’s Partnership Programs help the Missouri Masonic community strengthen connections with its members in need. These programs include Masonic Family Cares (MFC), Creating-A-Partnership (CAP), and Partnering to Honor (PTH). In Fiscal Year 2018, the Masonic Home in partnership with Lodges and Chapters provided $333,661.08 in direct assistance through the partnership programs helping an estimated 13,546 children (CAP), 45 veterans (PTH), a mason (MFC), and two widows (MFC) statewide. Partnership Programs Creating-A-Partnership Program Partnering To Honor Program Masonic Family Cares Program TOTAL

Direct Financial Assistance $ 319,198.08 $ 13,722.00 $ 741.00 $ 333,661.08

The Masonic Home’s Outreach programs are more than just financial programs. The Financial Education Program and Social Service Program are available to help provide education and resources to those in need. The Widows and Veterans programs allow the Masonic Home to recognize and honor those special groups. Non-Financial Assistance Program Estimated Number Reached 65 Financial Education Social Services 620 Widows Program-mailings 6,200 Veterans Program-mailings 1,650 TOTAL 8,535 The Outreach Programs continue to touch the lives of more people each year. One of the ways that the Masonic Home reaches out to the membership


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is through its publications. The Missouri Outreach magazine had its first full year of its newly redesigned look along with the Annual Report. The Masonic Home’s website has also been completely redesigned, and it launched a new website for the Masonic Museum. One of the highlights of the new website for the museum is the Patriots and Pathmakers Gallery, which has on display the renovations unveiled at Grand Lodge Annual Communication last year. Please visit the Masonic Home’s website at www.mohome.org for more information on the Outreach Programs or to visit the new museum website.

Financial The Masonic Home was audited by an independent auditor for the year ending June 30, 2018. They found that the Masonic Home was in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles with no deficiencies that required corrective action. The audited financial statements, along with the appropriate disclosures, are 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. The Masonic Home’s overall assets increased significantly due to market appreciation of investments. Total program expenses increased slightly, while administrative expenses decreased. We continue to appreciate the generosity of individuals, Lodges, Chapters, and other organizations that support the Masonic Home through annual giving.

Development Thanks to several generous donors, the Masonic Home of Missouri held two Regional Truman Club events this past year. These events, held in Kansas City and Springfield, had a combined attendance of more than 125 individuals who enjoyed an evening of dinner, fellowship and a program presented by the Masonic Home. While each regional event was a little different, they both had one thing in common – they brought together individuals who were interested in supporting the Masonic Home of Missouri. A special thank you to MWB Dan Cole for traveling around the state sharing the message of the Masonic Home’s transition from a facility in St. Louis to the Outreach Programs. In July 2018, the Masonic Home of Missouri added a new level to the Vincil Society recognition program. This new level, the Nickel level, recognizes


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lodges, chapters and other organizations who have cumulative giving (since 1/1/2014) to the Masonic Home of $2,500 - $4,999. Twenty-two organizations moved up to this new level and will be recognized this year with a certificate of appreciation for their gifts to the Masonic Home. These organizations will also be added to The Vincil Society Donor Board in September. The Vincil Society continues to grow each year, with 187 total members at the end of Fiscal Year 2018. This number includes lodges, chapters and other organization who generously support the Masonic Home. A notable addition to The Vincil Society roster this year was Herculaneum Chapter #325. Upon the sale of the lodge and chapter building, Herculaneum Chapter elected to donate a part of their proceeds from the sale to the Masonic Home. Their first donation was made in December 2017 in the amount of $10,000 with a second check presented in April 2018 in the amount of $15,000. Herculaneum Chapter #325 is now a member of The Vincil Society at the Platinum Level. We look forward to formally recognizing this amazing show of generosity at Grand Chapter Session in October.

Administration The Administration Committee had no significant issues to address with physical structure of the Masonic Complex. The grounds require some attention this year, particularly the koi pond in the Square and Compass Courtyard. The pond began having issues over the last few years, and it became apparent that it needed significant repairs. The Board of Directors approved the renovation. It is a beautiful area on the grounds of the Masonic Complex, and I welcome you to come out for a visit to see the renovation. This year, the Administration Committee was also tasked with making a recommendation to the Board of Directors for new legal counsel. MWB Vern Schneider served as a member of the Masonic Home Board 1971-1975 and 1980-1985. He served as the Masonic Home Board President 1983-1984 and Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri 1984-1985. After serving his term as Grand Master, MWB Schneider became the Masonic Home of Missouri’s Legal Counsel in 1985 serving until September 23, 2017. The Board of Directors continues to be grateful for the years of dedicated service that MWB Schneider provided to the Masonic Home. The Masonic Home is pleased to report that James M. Powell of the law firm Brown Willbrand, P.C., was selected to be the Masonic Home’s attorney.

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One of the difficult duties of the Board President is saying farewell to our two retiring board members. They deserve recognition and our appreciation for four years of dedicated service to the board. Board Treasurer and Finance Chairman WB Jim Schepers, your leadership and talents will be greatly missed. RWB Jeff Parrote, your service to the Outreach and Development committees was exemplary and I hope both of you stay engaged with the Masonic Home as your combined experience will be of great value to current and future board members. The Board will also be saying farewell to Most Worshipful Brother Ronald D. Jones. MWB Jones has served the Board with distinction for 14 years. His example of leadership and his passion for the Masonic Home is unmatched. Even though he won’t be attending monthly meetings, his contributions have helped forever change the direction of the Masonic Home for the better and will live on as a testament to his love of the fraternity and its greatest charity. I would also like to recognize the Sisters and Brothers of the Order of the Eastern Star. Your continued partnership and support of our programs is essential to our success and we value our relationship dearly. Our clients are personally touched by the love and support that you have shown them in their homes and facilities where they reside. Words don’t describe the appreciation I have for our caring and professional staff. Your selfless dedication to your mission goes above and beyond every single day. God only knows the lives each of you have touched and improved by your actions. I certainly could not have performed my duties without your guidance and support. Finally, I would like to recognize RWB Stanton T. Brown II, Vice-President of the Board. RWB Brown filled the role of President the first five meetings of my term due to a prolonged illness and treatment. His professionalism and leadership during my absence made the transition back into my chair as seamless as possible. Stan, you are going to be a great Board President and the support and love you gave me is a blessing that I will always treasure. Fraternally and respectfully submitted,

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ADDRESS OF THE GRAND MASTER ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-SEVENTH ANNUAL COMMUNICATION To the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: It is my honor and privilege to welcome you to the 197th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. I offer a special thank you to the Past Grand Masters for sharing your guidance and wisdom over the last nine years, and thank you to the Grand Lodge officers serving with me this year. I have cherished the opportunity to travel the state doing the work of the Craft with you. During our travels, we sometimes heard reference to the “Grand Lodge” with the implication that this meant Grand Lodge Officers or perhaps the Grand Lodge office. Brethren, the Grand Lodge is each of you Delegates attending this Annual Communication. It is your work that makes the Grand Lodge of Missouri, so I welcome and encourage you to be engaged during this session.

GRAND LODGE AREA MEETINGS As I travelled for Area Meetings, Dedications, Rededications, Degree work, Fifty-year pins, Sixty-year pins, Seventy-year pins, Seventy-Fiveyear pins, and fraternal visits, I shared my Grand Master’s theme for my Masonic Year – Whence Came You. When we reflect on our history, we are quickly reminded of the many wonderful programs and charities developed and expanded for our membership and the communities we serve. Telling our stories gives the opportunity to motivate existing members and mentor a new generation of Masons. I believe even more passionately at the end of this year that each mason can make a difference to help others become interested in our ritual, our programs and our fellowship. I held five Area Meetings throughout the state: Carthage Lodge No. 197, Carthage; Shekinah Lodge No. 256, Crystal City; Wakanda Lodge No. 52, Carrollton; Cass Lodge No. 147, Harrisonville; Webster Groves Lodge No. 84, Webster Groves. Each Area Meeting turned out to be a little different, but the flexibility in the structure allowed us to better discuss and address the needs in those particular areas of the state. However, each meeting held commonality of purpose and an opportunity to share.


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During pins ceremonies, I was always struck by the reminder that part of every man’s Masonic journey is that moment that left a mark so powerfully on him that, regardless of where his life took him, he would always be a mason and live his life by the Principles of Freemasonry. There are so many lessons that Masonry has to teach if we are willing to seek and learn then put those lessons into practice. Masonry can only be what you want it to be, but what the Fraternity can give you doesn’t change.

REDEDICATIONS The Grand Lodge of Missouri, A.F. & A.M., will celebrate its 200th Anniversary in 2021. As we prepare for this momentous occasion, we have the opportunity to celebrate many significant Lodge anniversaries along the way. Congratulations to the following Lodges, and thank you for giving me the honor of being part of your rededication ceremonies this year: 175 Year Rededication – Arrow Rock Lodge No. 55 175 Year Rededication – Wakanda Lodge No. 52 150 Year Rededication – Bolivar Lodge No. 195 150 Year Rededication – Carthage Lodge No. 197 150 Year Rededication – Cass Lodge No. 147 150 Year Rededication – O’Sullivan Lodge No. 7 150 Year Rededication – Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 99

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATION OF THE UNITED GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND The Grand Lodge of Missouri, along with Grand Lodges from around the world, were given the opportunity to join in the celebrations of the 300th Anniversary of the Untied Grand Lodge of England (UGLE). As Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, I was honored to represent our jurisdiction in the celebrations. One of the highlights was a Grand Masters’ Reception at Freemasons’ Hall where 135 Grand Masters of other Jurisdictions were welcomed by the Grand Master of UGLE, HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. It was possibly the largest gathering of sitting Grand Masters in the history of Freemasonry, and it was incredibly humbling to part of this momentous occasion serving as your Grand Master.


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MASONIC YOUTH GROUPS The young men and women in our Masonic Youth Groups continue to impress me with their level of dedication to each of their organizations. I had the opportunity to attend their three Annual Conferences – Missouri DeMolay Conclave (May 27, 2018), Job’s Daughters Banquet (June 21, 2018), and the Rainbow Girls Grand Assembly Banquet (July 1, 2018). Clearly on display was how effective our Masonic Youth organizations are preparing the next generation to become effective public speakers and appropriately conduct themselves as young men and women. It did not matter how old or how young, they were all so impressive. It was also a pleasure to join them at Masonic Youth Day held at the Masonic Complex in early August. It was enjoyable to watch them come together to share food, fun and fellowship as all three organizations come together. I am proud of our Youth Groups and of all the Masons in this state supporting them both with their time and financial support.

GRAND LODGE CHARITIES Masonic Children’s Foundation The Masonic Children’s Foundation helps protect missing children. This is a profound statement. It is one that we should all be proud to say and one that must be shared. I remember those early years of MoChip and traveling throughout the state to do child identifications. As I moved through the Grand Lodge line, I had the privilege of serving on the Masonic Children’s Foundation Board of Directors, and I was President of the Masonic Children’s Foundation for the year 2012-2013. Brethren, you are the reason MoChip is successful. It can only work when we come together as an army of volunteers to hold events across the state. This year the Board of Directors hired a new MoChip coordinator, Mitchell S. Penn, to help lead this team of volunteers. I would add my recognition of appreciation to the tireless work Nicholas R. Cichielo and his wife, Lori, have done for MoChip. I challenge all of us to do our part to help keep this important program going to protect children. As we look around the world today, we see that the need is only growing.


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Masonic Home of Missouri MWB John M. Nations was President of the Masonic Home Board when I was elected by the membership at Grand Lodge Annual Communication in 2004. At the organizational meeting, MWB Nations first comment as President was “this will be the most rewarding experience of your Masonic career.” Fourteen years later, I can attest to the fact that MWB Nations was absolutely correct. The Masonic Home has transformed dramatically during my tenure on the Board of Directors. I have seen the growth of our Outreach Programs. I witness the Outreach Programs become so successful in meeting the changing needs of our membership, that the Board of Directors made the final difficult decision to move completely away from bricks and mortar. The Masonic Home has become a leader on a national stage. The Masonic Home is truly fulfilling our mission to help our distressed brother masons, their wives, honored widows, ladies of the Order of the Eastern Star, and children. All that I said above is true and important, but the reason I care so much about the Masonic Home is the people we help. When you sit around the table with your fellow Board Members and say, “yes, we can help this person”, you know you have changed that person’s life. When you are in a room with your fellow Board Members and staff, all of you with tears in your eyes, because you lost a little girl you have helped for years – you know you are in the right place, doing the right things, with the right people. Masonic Scholarship Fund As someone who loves history, I am always interested in how the opportunities available today connect back to the actions of those who came before us. The Masonic Scholarship Fund is a wonderful example. This past year the Scholarship Selection Committee selected deserving young men and women for three types of scholarships; the Ruth Lutes Bachman Scholarship, the Masonic Merit Scholarship, and the Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic Scholarship. The Ruth Lutes Bachman Scholarship was originally established by Mrs. Bachman to help the orphans of the Masonic Home go into degrees for nursing or education. With the closing of the orphanage, the Grand Lodge now administers this scholarship to recipients wishing to pursue degrees


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in nursing or education. This year, two deserving applicants received this scholarship. The Masonic Merit Scholarship began with a call from MWB Schneider. At Annual Communication in September 1985, Grand Master Vern H. Schneider stated in his address, “The Grand Lodge needs funds to enable it to sponsor a significant scholarship or loan program for the benefit of worthy high school graduates.” This would be the beginning the Masonic Scholarship Fund, Inc. MWB Cole would have the privilege of handing out the first two $1,000 scholarships in 1991. The Grand Lodge was able to renew those four year scholarships given out in previous years and award one additional this year. The Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic Scholarship is provided for by the generous bequest of Samuel Smith Stewart to memorialize his parents Alphonso Chase Stewart and Elizabeth Smith Stewart. Alphonso Stewart had been Grand Treasurer of the Grand Lodge of Missouri from 1905 until the time of his sudden death on April 21, 1916. Because of Brother Stewart’s generosity, this year the Grand Lodge of Missouri was able to award six $12,000 per year scholarships that are renewable for four years. If you are ever given the opportunity to ask MWB Schneider about the importance of this Masonic charity – take it. I had such an opportunity, and his passion left its mark on me. At this year’s scholarship luncheon, I had the opportunity to sit with a Samuel Smith Stewart recipient. I learned that she was only able to go to the school she so desperately wanted to attend to pursue her degree because the scholarship made it possible – I fully understood the wisdom in MWB Schneider’s words and share the passion he feels. Missouri Lodge of Research The Missouri Lodge of Research was established the year MWB Harry S. Truman was Grand Master, 1940-1941, for “the purpose of promoting, encouraging, conducting and fostering Masonic research and study and for the purpose of spreading Masonic Light and knowledge.” This important purpose is as true today as it was when MWB Truman signed the Charter. Throughout this year, I have encouraged, through my theme of Whence Came You, for us all to reflect upon our personal journeys to and through Masonry, along with the history associated with our Lodges. The Missouri Lodge of Research can provide another avenue in our journey through Masonry to learn more about ourselves and each other.


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GRAND LODGE APPOINTMENTS Masonry has given me the opportunity to work with many wonderful men, and RWB H. Keith Neese is definitely in this category. As I was going off the Masonic Home Board in 2008, I had the opportunity to cast a vote to hire him as interim Executive Director. I watched his caring stewardship for the Masonic Home over the next five years, and saw him enter his second retirement just prior to my return to the Masonic Home Board. RWB Neese did not stay retired long, as he answered the call to help the Grand Lodge office during transition. I had the distinct honor this year to serve with him as Grand Treasurer. RWB Neese is a man who has worked tirelessly for the Craft whenever called. When it was time for me to accept his resignation as Grand Treasurer so he could return back to his family full-time, I did with great appreciation in my heart for all he has done. I appointed a special committee, received recommendations from the Committee, as well as from others, and appointed RWB Steven D. Duncan Grand Treasurer. RWB Duncan has also been one to tireless serve the Craft when called. Prior to his appointment as Grand Treasurer, he was serving honorably on the Ways and Means Committee. Having served with RWB Duncan on numerous occasions in the past, I know that RWB Duncan will serve the Office of Grand Treasurer with distinction. The Craft lost RWB Bob R. O’Dell this year, a dedicated Regional Grand Lecturer in Region A. After consulting with the Grand Lecturer, I appointed RWB Michael J. Minton. RWB Minton was raised in Milton Lodge #151, and has served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer for Masonic District No. 13 two times for a total of over 5 years. I appreciate RWB Minton’s willingness to serve the Craft as Regional Grand Lecturer of Region A. At the 196th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, the Grand Lodge Membership adopted an amendment to the Grand Lodge Constitution to add a Grand Musician and a Grand Historian. I appointed RWB Steven C. Monrotus as Grand Musician and RWB David B. Brown as Grand Historian. RWB Brown vacated the office for which he was currently serving, Grand Orator for the 2017-2018 Masonic Year. As these are new positions, each mason will have a unique opportunity to help shape the role these positions will have in assisting the Grand Lodge of Missouri.


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IN REMEMBRANCE This year saw the passing of Past Grand Master Earl K. Dille, who served this Grand Lodge with honor and distinction presiding as Grand Master from 1982-1983. Born April 25, 1927 in Chillicothe, Missouri, he was a proud fourth generation Missouri Freemason. MWB Dille’s work for the Craft extended well before and beyond his service as Grand Master. MWB Dille passed away January 31, 2018. The Grand Lodge suffered an additional loss with the passing of Past Grand Master Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. He presided as Grand Master from 19992000. MWB Elmer Revelle reflected that MWB Soutiea was courageous, in that it was he who opened conversations between the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M. and the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri PHA-F&AM, leading to the mutual recognition that exists today. His fellowship and leadership will be missed. MWB Soutiea passed away August 15, 2018.

STATE OF THE CRAFT Despite all of the many positive things I have discussed in this address, Missouri Masonry continues to see a decline in membership. The decline in membership is not a problem unique to Missouri. It is happening in jurisdictions all across the country. How do we find a way to stop Missouri from being part of the statistics? How do we become the solution? I wish I had the answer to give, but I truly don’t believe there is “one” answer. Just as there is no “one” type of Mason. Therefore, I believe we must continue to make sure we are actively seeking ways to reach and engage all those who come through our doors. We lose more men from non-payment of dues than we do from deaths in a year. We must find a way to engage them. Some of our Lodges are fighting to keep their Lodge buildings, struggling to have enough money to keep the lights on or enough men to open lodge. Those Lodges know that dwindling membership and increasing costs are placing a significant strain on their abilities to continue. Brethren, this problem is not unique to our Lodges. It is happening to our Grand Lodge as well. Membership is decreasing. The number of dues-paying members has decreased, but there has not been a corresponding decrease in the world we live in for expenses. The long-term fiscal stability of our Grand Lodge weighs heavily on my mind.


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Although I fear we are in a vulnerable position, I do believe that the overall state of the Craft is good. I believe that many good Masons are out there promoting what the fraternity has to offer. I know they are doing good things in their Lodges and communities.

RECOMMENDATIONS We must find a way to engage our members. I believe strongly that there is no singular answer to this problem. If there was, then Grand Masters before me would have solved this problem decades ago. As the craziness of this world pushes us from all directions, I have walked into countless Lodges full of Masons and felt a calmness that does not seem to exist anywhere else. We hold the answers to our problems, we just need to figure out how to work together to find those answers. The Public Relations Committee is currently working on a promotional video. I commend them for their hard work, and I greatly appreciate their efforts. I believe strongly that we must find a way to promote Masonry. We must find a way to cut through all of the noise of today’s world to help men see what Missouri Masonry has to offer. The world today is getting more and more expensive. I truly understand the financial hardships that so many Masons are facing. Yet, there are many others that may be able to afford a few dollars more. I think about all the money I spend on fountain soda from the gas station (those of you who travel with me are well aware of this habit). Maybe it is a cup of coffee for you. Would I give up a soda or cup of coffee for Missouri Masonry? I know my answer is YES; what is your answer? It is long past due for a per capita increase for the Grand Lodge. I believe that our Grand Lodge and our local Lodges are worth a few missed sodas or cups of coffee. Finally, I recommend that we be careful to make sure we are not just going through the motions. I have given many Fifty-year, Sixty-year, Seventy and Seventy-five year pins this year. As I give each one, I make sure to think about the words I am saying and feel their importance. I challenge all of you to do this regardless of the work you are doing in lodge. Think about the words, don’t just say them. Feel the meaning behind them, then allow yourself to share that experience with those in lodge.


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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS As I prepared to become Grand Master, I could not help but anticipate and imagine what the year would hold. I knew, if elected, I would have a year of traveling with my dear friend and Junior Grand Marshal, RWB Thomas L. Truman. As we started the year, the apron case and collar for the Office of Grand Marshal quickly found its home in the back of my car, while the man who wore them made his home in the backseat. RWB Truman was my brother in every sense of the word. In so many ways, this was our journey together. I never envisioned my journey as Grand Master without him. Truth be told, I cannot envision a Grand Lodge Annual Communication session without him. RWB Truman’s death left a vacancy in the office of Junior Grand Marshal which I felt no one else should fill. I continued my travels throughout the state with his apron and collar in my car and a deep sadness in my heart. I miss you my friend and Brother. I would again thank all of my Officers for traveling with me this year. I would like to especially thank the Grand Pursuivants RWB James L. Lowman and RWB Daniel A. Sewing. You traveled many miles with me, and you helped me in every Lodge so that I would have as much time as possible to spend with the Brethren. RWB Treutelaar also traveled the state ensuring that Dedications, Rededications and Cornerstone ceremonies were organized and coordinated. RWB Treutelaar managed the details so the rest of us could be successful at these events. He did this without need of thank you or recognition, but he earned both many times over. Thank you again to all of the Past Grand Masters for their support over the years. There are so many wonderful Past Grand Masters that have helped me in my Masonic journey, but I must say a special thank you to MWB Larry C. Reynolds and MWB Gail S. Turner. You both answered my calls for assistance without hesitation and were there for me in so many ways. I expect you both to call me in October when my phone has otherwise stopped ringing. The year as Grand Master is not the accomplishments of one man. It is a group of dedicated people working together. It requires the hard work of the Grand Lodge Line Officers, Grand Secretary and his office staff, Grand Lodge Committee members, Regional Grand Lecturers, District Deputy Grand Masters, and District Deputy Grand Lecturers across the state. I believe this has been a successful year because of all of you. You did so much work to make this a wonderful year – thank you.


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Finally, I would like to thank the membership. I have loved every minute of being your Grand Master. Even when there were problems or difficult decisions to be made, I never forgot what was important and always tried to be mindful of our shared values of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. If I was ever in danger of forgetting, you reminded me each and every time I went to a Lodge, including my always supportive Home Lodge – Mt. Hope Lodge #476. I truly wish I could bottle-up what I have experienced this year in Masonry, and share it with the world. As I traveled around the state, I would end my visits with a quote from a fellow 58 year Mason that left an impression on me as a child (it wouldn’t be until adulthood that I would learn he was a mason). I decided to end my year as Grand Master and this report with those words… “Good night and may God bless” – Red Skelton Fraternally yours,

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Grand Lodge Installation, Columbia Grand Lecturers School of Instruction – Twilight Lodge No. 114, Columbia

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Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Ceremonial, Springfield Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Ceremonial, Springfield Fraternal Visit – Mount Hope Lodge No. 476, Odessa Area Meeting – Harrisonville Lodge No. 147, Harrisonville 150th Celebration and Rededication – Cass Lodge No. 147, Harrisonville Third Degree – Branson Lodge No. 587, Branson 50 Year Pin – Osage Lodge No. 303, Nevada Holiday Open House at the Masonic Complex, Columbia Masonic Home Board Meeting, Columbia Grand Lodge Officers Meeting, Columbia Fraternal Visit – Mount Hope Lodge No. 476

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Official Visit – Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, Kansas City First Degree – Mount Hope Lodge No. 476, Odessa Oyster Dinner – Mokane Lodge No. 612, Mokane Third Degree – Mount Hope Lodge No. 476, Odessa Fraternal Visit- Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422, Springfield Masonic Home Board Meeting, Columbia 22nd Masonic District Meeting, Columbia Coon Dinner – Jewel Lodge No. 480, Pleasant Hill 50 Year Pin – Jewel Lodge No. 480, Pleasant Hill

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First Degree – Mount Hope Lodge No. 476, Odessa Royal Arch Masons Grand Master Class, Jefferson City First Degree – Camden Point Lodge No. 169, Camden Point Area Meeting – Webster Groves Lodge No. 84, St. Louis Grand Lodge Officers Meeting, Columbia Grand Lodge Officers Meeting, Columbia Second Degree – Kansas City Lodge No. 220, Kansas City Second Degree – Mount Hope Lodge No. 476, Odessa Masonic Home Board Meeting, Columbia Grand Lodge Officers Meeting, Columbia Building Dedication – Hallsville Lodge No. 336, Hallsville Fraternal Visit – Chamois Lodge No. 185, Chamois Installation of Grand Treasurer, Steven Duncan, Chamois Grand Masters Cryptic York Rite Class, Columbia Fraternal Visit – Fairfax Lodge No. 483, Fairfax

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Grand Masters Scottish Rite Class, Valley of Kanas City, Kansas City 50 Year Pin – Mount Hope Lodge No. 476, Odessa Masonic Home Board Meeting, St. Louis Grand Master’s Breakfast – Moolah Shrine, St. Louis First Degree – Friend Lodge No. 352, Ozark Grand Lodge of Maryland Grand Lodge of Maryland Cornerstone Ceremony, Grand Lodge of Maryland Grand Lodge of Maryland District 10 Meeting – Callao Lodge No. 38, Callao

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Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Springfield 60 Year Pin – Wentzville Lodge No. 46, Wentzville Second Degree – Kansas City Lodge No. 220, Kansas City 150th Rededication – Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 99, Mt. Vernon 60 Year Pin – Independence Lodge No. 76, Independence Official Visit – Lexington Lodge No. 149, Lexington Second Degree – Cambridge Lodge No. 63, Slater Fraternal Visit – Mount Hope Lodge No. 476 Masonic Home Board Meeting, Columbia 50 Year Pin – Arrow Rock Lodge No. 55, Arrow Rock Chair of Remembrance Ceremony – Swope Park Lodge No. 617, Kansas City DeMolay Conclave, Jefferson City

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Grand Master’s C2A Class – Granite Lodge No. 272, Sedalia Grand York Rite of Missouri, Jefferson City Masonic Communities and Service Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA Masonic Communities and Service Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA Masonic Communities and Service Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA Masonic Communities and Service Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA Masonic Communities and Service Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA


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Masonic Home Board Meeting, Columbia 150th Celebration and Dinner – Butler Lodge No. 254, Butler Job’s Daughters Grand Session, Jefferson City 7th Masonic District Monument Rededication, St. Joseph Second Degree – Weston Lodge No. 53, Weston Table Lodge – Gateway Lodge No. 40, St. Louis Fraternal Visit – Polo Lodge No. 232, Polo Louisiana Mo. Bicentennial Parade – Perseverance Lodge No. 92, Louisiana

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Rainbow Girls Grand Session, Springfield First Degree – Mount Hope Lodge No. 476, Odessa Fraternal Visit – Grand Lodge of Oklahoma, Shooting Star Ranch, Hitchcock, OK Fraternal Visit – Grand Lodge of Oklahoma, Shooting Star Ranch, Hitchcock, OK Fraternal Visit – Grand Lodge of Oklahoma, Shooting Star Ranch, Hitchcock, OK 75 Year Pin – Phoenix Lodge No. 136, Bowling Green Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri Annual Communication Shriners International Annual Session, Daytona Beach, FL Shriners International Annual Session, Daytona Beach, FL Shriners International Annual Session, Daytona Beach, FL Shriners International Annual Session, Daytona Beach, FL Shriners International Annual Session, Daytona Beach, FL Shriners International Annual Session, Daytona Beach, FL Masonic Home Board Meeting, Columbia 70 Year Pins – Macks Creek Lodge No. 433, Macks Creek Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic Scholarship Luncheon, Columbia

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Masonic Youth Day 2018, Columbia 175th Rededication and Cornerstone – Richmond Lodge No. 57 60 Year Pin – Camden Point Lodge No. 169, Camden Point 212 Degree Presentation & First Degree – Cass Lodge No. 147, Harrisonville Masonic Home Board Meeting, Columbia Grand Lodge Officers Meeting, Columbia Order of the Eastern Star, Great 8’s Ice Cream Social, Lexington


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Installation of Officers – Adelphi Lodge No. 355, Edgerton C2A Class – Kansas City Masonic Temple, Kansas City 50 Year Pin – Jackson Lodge No. 82, Linneus Fraternal Visit – Riddick Lodge No. 361, Buffalo

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Fraternal Visit – Temple Gate Lodge No. 299, Kansas City Fish Fry – Shelbina Lodge No. 228, Shelbina Installation of Officers – Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, Kansas City 50 Year Pin – Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422, Springfield Cornerstone at Fire Station – Hazelwood Lodge No. 459, Seymour Installation of Officers – Canopy Lodge No. 284, Verona Installation of Officers – Henderson Lodge No. 477, Rogersville Third Degree – Kansas City Lodge No. 220, Kansas City Fraternal Visit – Christian Lodge No. 392, Oak Grove Cornerstone at Funeral Home – Wakanda Lodge No. 52, Carrollton Veterans Appreciation Night – Clinton Lodge No. 548 & Windsor Lodge No. 29,Windsor Masonic Home Board Meeting, Columbia Masonic Home Truman Club Dinner, Columbia Annual Communication, Columbia Annual Communication, Columbia

==================================================== Deputy Grand Master Thomas announced that, pursuant to the By-Laws, the Address of the Grand Master would be forwarded to the Committee on the Grand Master’s Address for its review and subsequent Report and he then returned the Gavel of Authority to Grand Master Ronald D. Jones

CALLED FROM LABOR With the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers and in accordance with Missouri Ritual, at 11:50 a.m. Grand Master Jones called the Grand Lodge from Labor until 1:30 p.m., Monday, September 24, 2018. ====================================================


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MONDAY AFTERNOON SESSION CALLED TO LABOR With the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers, at 1:30 p.m. Grand Master Jones called the Craft to Labor. ====================================================

ELECTION OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS Grand Master Jones next called for the election of the Grand Lodge officers for the ensuing year. He appointed Right Worshipful Brother Richard A. Riepe, as Chairman for the Election and the District Deputy Grand Masters from the even numbered districts as Election Tellers. Grand Master Jones then explained the ballot and voting procedure. If in favor of Advancing the Line and retaining the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer, 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 Jones then asked if there were any questions, and none appearing, he declared the voting to commence under the direction of Right Worshipful Brother Riepe.

GRAND LODGE OF OKLAHOMA While the votes were being counted Grand Master, Jones called upon Most Worshipful Brother C.W. “Corky” Grigsby Jr., Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Oklahoma, to say a few words: Most Worshipful Grand Master, Grand East, Distinguished and Honored guests, Past Grand Masters, Missouri Grand Lodge Officers and my Brethren all. It gives me pleasure to stand here and say; My Brethren all, being a member of a Missouri Lodge, soon to be two Missouri Lodges. I got cornered in the hallway… Ivanhoe thinks they’re going to do it, don’t they? We’ll see. Swope Park did, being a member of Swope Park Lodge. I


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would like to tell you as the Grand Master of Oklahoma and being a Missouri Mason, to stand here in front of this delegation, I see more Brethren sitting in this Grand Lodge this year than I did last year, and I want to applaud you for that. We say in Oklahoma, this is your Grand Lodge (our collars, our aprons - any man can put on a collar or an apron, but we come from all walks of life) My Brethren all this is your Grand Lodge - come to your Grand Lodge. You can break a clue, by saying that a constituent Lodge cannot stand alone, by means it is chartered by The Grand Lodge. The Grand Lodge cannot stand alone without the constituent Lodges. My Brethren it takes all of us to make Masonry work in our State. The constituent Lodges will not survive without the support and help of The Grand Lodge and your Grand Lodge cannot stand by its self without the support of the constituent Lodges and each and every one of us Masons in this State. My Brethren this our Grand Lodge. When we vote on Legislation - if you do not come to Grand Lodge, as my Grandmother used to say,” you can’t complain whose President, if you don’t go vote”. My Brethren that’s the message I say to you today. If you sit at home and you don’t go to Grand Lodge and you don’t vote on Legislation, you don’t have a leg to stand on. We as Masons are men, we put on our pants one leg at a time. We make or laws, notice I said; “We” there is no I, in Masonry. I don’t care who the Grand Master is, even in Oklahoma, I tell my Masons the same thing that are there in that State - anybody can be the Grand Master, but that’s Our Grand Lodge, we put our pants on, we vote, we make our laws and we live by them. If we don’t like them, we change them, but you have to remember it’s for the good of Masonry. I was very honored a couple of minutes ago, this morning when I was removed from the Grand Lodge session and after we opened a tiled Lodge and I went out for the good of Missouri Masonry. I did an interview as the Grand Master of Oklahoma Masonry, I did a interview for Missouri Grand Lodge Masons. It was an honor, it was privilege. The guys that were on the interview crew, they were not Masons. Fortunately, a Missouri Mason had two petitions in his hand. I handed out two petitions to the guys that were doing my interview. Now, does it get any better than that? It doesn’t get any better than that! You know in our hearts, every man on this planet is a Mason in his heart. The only thing he has not done is sign that petition or applied that petition. The young man doing that interview said, “I’ve always heard, to be one ask one.” He said, “I don’t know who they were or who they are.” I said, “Yes sir, that was back in my Grandfather’s day”. I always thought my Dad went bowling on a Thursday night in a three-piece suit. Then I became a Mason, as I said every man in his heart is a Mason. Guys, we need to look outside of Lodges and get involved in your communities. I’m setting here talking with the Deputy Grand Master of New Mexico and you know -we all have the same


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thing- we don’t see what’s outside our door anymore, we stay inside our Lodges, we stay behind closed doors - Our numbers go down. In Oklahoma we went below 19,000 two weeks ago, we used to be 89,000 strong. Missouri Masons used to be over 105,000 strong. Guys we’re not getting outside our doors. I’m talking to you man to man - straight up - We need to get outside our doors and we need to get into our communities. That man that lives next door to you, that you would think would make a good Mason, take that petition, hand it to him. That’s not solicitation, he’s a good Mason, he’s a Mason in his heart already - He just hasn’t signed the line. You’re going to give him that application, you’re going to be with him, you’re going to mentor him and you’re going to make him a good Mason. He will be a good Brother to you, which we all are, Brothers from another Mother - that’s a good Masonic joke, but we are. So, we go through life, making Masons, making Brothers and making friends. So, I would give you message today if was anything. Get outside your Lodges, get outside your doors, get active back into your community. Masonry is not a secret society, we are private in certain matters, but we are active in our communities. We are God’s servants to all mankind, we take care of each other, we take care the children, we take care of the elderly - Brethren that’s what we do, that’s why we are who we are. We can’t do it if we stay behind closed doors and we can’t do it if we stay within the confines of our own little Lodges. So, in Oklahoma I say; “Get outside that door”. What’s outside in your community? How long has it been since you’ve done a fundraiser, for a Senior citizen home in your area? When was the last time you did a fundraiser for a school? When was the last time you did a fundraiser for a Police Department, Fire Department, or an E.M.S. service? When was the last time you did a fundraiser for your Lodge? Yes, I said your Lodge. In Oklahoma (don’t everybody fall out of a chair at one time) our per capita is $8.00. Are we surviving? Barely. I had to do a Grand Masters fundraiser for all the Masons in the State of Oklahoma and ask them to help me with my budget. My Deputy Grand Master sits here with us today and he has had to do the same thing. My Brethren, times are hard, money is short and if we don’t do something, Masonry will dwindle even further. We have to take charge of it - it’s us! Look in a mirror - it’s our fraternity. We need to take it back, we need to take charge. The Gentleman for the Grand Master of New Mexico and I were talking about the number of deaths. I served five years as a Grand Chaplain in the great State of Oklahoma. I did my Necrology report every year, to the tune of losses of over 1500 a year. We wonder why our numbers are going down - We are not making Masons, we are not getting outside our door and we need to do that. I urge you to get outside your doors, carry a petition with you. It does not hurt you to hand it to the man. I’ve got a little joke to leave you on a higher side. In Oklahoma, we issued


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an invitation to The Grand Lodge of Missouri, to come down and shoot a Gatling gun. We did a fundraiser for a hospital and we applied for matching funds, so the Grand Lodge of Missouri, Grand Master and Officers came down to shoot some Gatling guns with the Oklahoma boys. Well, I can tell you that your Grand Master is pretty good. He can take the top off a Pepsi bottle at about 50 yards with a .45-70 Gatling gun. Are you ready for the kicker? This Missouri Mason, Grand Master of Oklahoma, I shut the fridge door! You know, those are the things guys, my brethren, we do as Masons, when we get together, and we do those things as one as Masons and it’s all for the benefits of our Seniors, our Children and our Wives. I told them out there, (the thing that sold that man on being a Mason) Masonry takes a good man and we make him better, we make him a better father, we make him a better husband, we make him a better individual in his community. It’s just all about being a better Mason. I love Blue Lodge Masonry, that is home - Never ever forget home - that’s where it starts. You can’t make Scottish Rite, you can’t make York Rite, you can’t make Eastern Star, you can’t make Shriners, you can’t make anybody else, until you make a Master Mason. My Brethren, that’s the bottom line. So as I said, I urge you to get outside your doors, be active again. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be. It is definitely an honor and pleasure to stand here at this podium this year, as the Grand Master of Oklahoma and being a Missouri Mason. I love each and everyone of you guys. You guys are just super. Missouri Masonry, it astounds you by leaps and bounds. If you go to another Grand Lodge, and I’m not -Dickey and these other Grand Masters over here, their Grand Lodges are good - but when you do it in Missouri, you do it well. It’s the Show-Me State, you do it well. Congratulations to all you guys, I applaud all you Brethren for being here. Grand Master Jones thanked Most Worshipful Brother Grigsby and commented that, “He loves to tell the story about the Gatling gun”. He reaffirmed how true Most Worshipful Brother Grigsby’s words were, as he too had discussed the same issues in his address. He concluded; “This wonderful fraternity has allowed me to make him a Brother and a friend for life and I am very honored for that”.

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Brother George Seghers. Right Worshipful Brother Seghers greeted the Craft and stated; I am the Executive Director of the Memorial, but I work for you because you own the memorial. I am just a steward there in your stead. Most Worshipful Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, Grand Wardens and my Brethren, I bring you warm fraternal greetings from the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Thank you for affording me the honor and the pleasure of attending your annual communication. First and foremost, I extend our sincere thanks for your support of the memorial in the past, in the present and into the future. I believe the character of Washington is the character of America. Perhaps no other American Citizen, however distinguished in public life, was ever so completely American. His entire life was lived in his own Country. There was no foreign education or habits, or taste acquired abroad. He was born and spent his childhood and early youth in Virginia, in his young manhood his first public service was engaging in the military defense of Virginia, in the French and Indian war. His early manhood was spent in actively managing his estate at Mount Vernon. As a mature man he dedicated his life to his Country’s defense and to the establishment of this great Nation. His last years were spent at his beloved Mount Vernon, Where he enjoyed a few short years of quiet, before passing to his much-deserved rest. His calm and dignified passing took place in the home that had been the first home of his manhood and the center of his life. His person, his character and his greatness, were totally and truly American. As an example of American greatness, it is our privilege and our duty to commemorate him, to contemplate and revere his character and to transmit from generation to generation, not only the memory of his excellence but also the examples and evidence of his character. Which were so central to the establishment of this great Republic of ours. We should not consider Washington as being in the past, rather we should consider him in the present. He must remain a living influence, a power which never grows old, an example of what an American citizen can and should be. America and Washington are intimately connected. The character of Washington was in many ways formed and influence by his experiences and membership in Freemasonry and America was in many ways formed by the actions, thoughts and words of Washington. When not yet 21 years of age, he sought admission into our fraternity. Through all his life worked on the temple of his character and maintained his Masonic connections and activities. Through the years of the Revolution, he attended Lodges often intense and frequently visited Lodges in the areas and cities that he traveled throughout the Colonies. Washington did not hide his Masonry. He was openly and actively involved. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial honoring and perpetuating the


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memory and legacy of George Washington, is a valid meaningful and inspiring contribution to betterment of mankind. The physical structure of the memorial is symbolic in the greatness of character of the man it memorializes, and it must be preserved. Designed in the classical fashion, symbolizing the classical reference and model for the new nation, created by Washington and our founding fathers. Built of granite, symbolizing the strength, courage and perseverance of Washington. Erected on the highest hill in the area, pointing to the heavens, symbolizing the divine guidance and providence that Washington believed was guiding his efforts in creating our Nation. The Memorial was conceived and constructed as a physical representation of the admiration and respect that Freemasons hold for him and who’s honoring memory, it was erected. Our first citizen, our first President, and surely our foremost Freemason, Brother George Washington. It was his courage, his strength of character, his integrity, his perseverance, and his belief in divine providence that he guided and were the deciding factors in the success of the American Revolution and the founding of The United States of America. We must not allow his name, his legacy and his memory to fade away. We must keep him as our example and model. The character, virtue and vision of Washington must be preserved and transmitted to this and future generations. Brothers in 2009, we began a complete restoration of the memorial. To date, we have invested about 4.5 million - we are about half way through the building and we recently launched the landmark century campaign. Our goal is to raise 6.5 million to complete the restoration of the memorial by 2023, which will be the centennial of the laying of the cornerstone. We have raised about 2 million of that so far, so we are on the way. The memorial erected to honor the memory of our greatest citizen and Freemason, George Washington belongs to all the Grand Lodges of The United States and thus to all the Freemasons of The United States. Our task today is not only to preserve the integrity and the legacy of Washington, but to preserve, promote and to perpetuate the Masonic beliefs and ideals upon which this great Nation was founded. Brethren the greatest gift George Washington gave us was our freedom. The memorial was built by our Masonic forefathers, to acknowledge not only that gift but all that he gave and all that he did for us. Now it is our turn to do our part, for eternal preparation of the memory and the legacy of George Washington. Thank you, my Brethren, please come and visit your memorial. Right Worshipful Brother Seghers then introduced a couple of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial board members, including one of our own - Most Worshipful Brother Gail S. Turner - as well as Most Worshipful Brother Steve Ponzillo, III, who is in his second year on the board. Most Worshipful Brother Turner then presented a Certificate of


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Appreciation to Grand Master Ronald D. Jones for his interest and support of The George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Grand Master Jones reminded the Craft and the Board members that there was another former board member in attendance, that had served on the board several years ago (2004), Most Worshipful Brother Jimmy D. Lee. Most Worshipful Brother Lee stated; Brethren it is quite an honor to go to the George Washington National Masonic Memorial. It is something that you absolutely cannot believe. When you’re in Washington D.C., you see the tall spear sitting out there in the water way, between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial and you think that’s The George Washington Masonic National Memorial, well they just use that for the name of the City. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is in Alexandria Virginia and it’s a huge beautiful building. It was built in 1932, I believe that’s when they did the Cornerstone. It took them several years to get it up, because of the money situation at that time, we also had the depression. So, I would recommend any of you that happen to be in that area to look up and go see the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. It is a great place to visit.

MOST WORSHIPFUL MALCOLM D. MORRIS Grand Master Jones then asked Most Worshipful Brother Malcom D. Morris. to deliver his message and words of wisdom to the Craft. Most Worshipful Brother Morris brought Fraternal Greetings from the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri, where he currently serves as the 46th Grand Master. He began his message with; One of the things I am most proud of, being here today, is the cumulation of something that started in the year 2000, under Past Grand Master Soutiea and the Grand Master I dealt with was Glenn Means, who’s a great guy. But, never could I imagine that I would be standing up here addressing this audience as The Prince Hall Grand Master. We have in Missouri taken some great steps toward fraternal relations. Whether, you Brothers know it or not, we are the bar that other jurisdictions follow. You should be very proud of that as Missouri Masons, no matter what color you are. I am a kid from Platte City Missouri, we were told not to walk in front of the Lodge hall in Platte City, MO. back then, because there were people on the porch of that Lodge hall that didn’t want us walking on the sidewalk in front of that building. Times have changed. Brother Tom Truman tricked me into


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going to Weston MO., I don’t have no business in Weston, but we went up there and the Master at that time, he’s the Deputy now, he’s around here somewhere. We had a great Lodge meeting. This Grand Lodge is a great Grand Lodge, because you Brothers stepped out on faith and took a chance on not being recognized by your Brethren in other jurisdictions. It was a chance you took, and because of that chance; we now can sit together in Lodge meetings, we can share ideas, and both entities get better. No more in Missouri is Freemasonry (black or white) perceived as a racist organization. You Brothers need to give yourselves a hand for that. Myself as well as a lot of Brothers (Ron, you heard it too), “Oh God this is the end of freemasonry in Missouri”. A lot of Brothers truly believed that, but they forgot about what Winston Churchill said; “This is not the beginning of the end, this is just the end of the beginning”. Congratulations Brothers! on your annual communication, I look forward to sharing many more years with you, as a Past Grand Master - one of these days. But not right now! Again Brothers, Thank you so much. Most of my guys left after lunch, because they had to go back to work. I am at this present time the oldest advancing line officer in our Grand Lodge, at 55 years old. You Brothers are talking about losing membership. Nobody wants to join an old man’s organization. Brethren you need to recognize that. Our Grand Lodge took that on 15-20 years ago, after me, at 55 years old, the next oldest officer is 49. We are going to take our show on the road to every district, so that the young people can see, young Grand Lodge Officers. We must save this thing, we must! If we do not make a decision and let our egos go, we are going to lose this thing. We do not attract the men we need, because we are not doing what we are supposed to do to get those men and keep those men! As I shared with the Grand Master of Iowa, if I had known the heartbreak that I would face as a Mason, I never would have joined this organization. Each one of you men in this room was mentored by a Master Mason and nobody likes to go through losing their father a second time. It was worth it, it was worth what they taught me, it was worth the fact that they made me a contributing part of society, it was worth it all! Those old men decided they wanted to keep this thing alive and they did everything they could to make that happen. My challenge to every man sitting in this room, with grey hair. You go find you a 20-year-old Master Mason and you bring him to your home, you mentor him and when you’re not able to drive to a Lodge meeting, he will drive you to a Lodge meeting. When you are no longer here, he will go over to his Mother’s house and take care of her. That was my experience in Freemasonry and I would not change it for the world! Grand Master Jones reflected on the comments Most Worshipful Brother Morris made about, Most Worshipful Brothers Means and Soutiea, that he


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and Most Worshipful Brother Morris watched that transition and got to be a part of it - part of the change. He said, “Freemasonry is blind, there’s no color in Masonry. There’s not in Missouri. I am very proud to say, I love Malcolm, I love my fraternity and I love my Brothers all.” He thanked Most Worshipful Brother Morris for attending and sharing with the Craft.

GRAND LODGE OF TENNESSEE Grand Master Jones called upon, Dickey McKinney, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of F. & A.M. of the State of Tennessee to give a few remarks. Most Worshipful Brother McKinney took the podium; When I started up here, I thought what’s an ol’ boy from Tennessee going to tell these people, when you get up there. I think about that quite often, I used to write speeches, or I attempted to, according to my wife. She was my worst critic and my best friend I got in this world. So, I quit writing them. I trust in the good Lord to give me what I need to say, or one of you good Brethren to give me what I need to say, or what you need to hear. Everyone that’s been up here has talked about membership. Believe it or not, that’s what exactly, I got on my mind, membership. In Tennessee our ritual talks about in the E.A., where were you first prepared to be a Mason? I assume most everybody else in here is the same way. In my heart. That’s where Masonry is, in our hearts. If you don’t have it there, Brethren, you can’t get it from anywhere else. What I want you ask you today? I don’t want you to answer me, I just want you to think about it. Why are you here? You may be prepared in your heart, but what made you to decide to become a Mason? Was it something you thought about? Was it something someone said? Was it something that you saw, in someone? That’s where I think most of it came from. You might say, that my Father was a Mason, my Grandfather was a Mason, I thought it was just the thing to do. I can tell you that my Father was a Mason and my Grandfather was a Mason, but it was just something I didn’t want to do. It was 25 years ago, I remember after my Grandad passed, I remember him wearing that Masonic ring, ever since I’ve been in the world, I can remember that. Few years after he passed away, my Dad became a member, I saw him wear that ring. They’d go out in the car and sit, talk and study. I thought what are they doing? Well, when I got old enough, I found out what they were doing, and it still wasn’t my thing. Now if I can tell this story, it would be about the fifth time I’ve told it. (sorrowfully) This is why I have trouble telling it… What made me want to become a Mason. One in the family, distant kin. My boys were growing up, I had two boys and boys are going to be boys, their going to try to do what


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they can do, pus some. Mine was no different. One of them got to running with the wrong crowd, which I’ll get to in a minute. You can see what’s down the road in front of them, you know where their headed, but you have no way of putting the brakes on it. So, this cousin of mine, gave his name to one of the police officer’s in the county we run around in, he said, “the boy is headed down the wrong path”, they were both Masons (my cousin and the Police Officer). My cousin asked the Police Officer, if he could help him out. (sorrowfully) As I said, this is why I don’t tell this story…He stopped him one night, out drinking, could have carried him to jail, he should have carried him to jail! But he didn’t, he set him down and talked to him and about an hour later he let him go. It changed him, (sorrowfully) because of what someone did. That was so unselfish, to turn someone’s life around. That’s when I decided that’s what I wanted to be. Brethren, we do not know how and when we touch people. Everyday of our life we don’t know when we touch people. We touch people personally, we touch them on the internet, we touch them on telephone calls, and that’s what Mason’s do, that’s what each and everyone of you do. That’s why you became a Mason. Someone did something for you or showed you the compassion that you have looked for in yourselves and in other people, that made you want to become a Mason. Now that’s how we get members, by you doing the same thing for someone else, that made you want to become a Mason. That is Masonry in its finest! We set back and say, well we take a good man and make him better. They say, “well how do you do that?”. You’d be surprised at how many times, I’ve been asked that question. You do that by your own actions, the friendship, the morality, the Brotherly love that you show each and every one, unselfishly. That’s how you do it. I challenge everybody here, show that to someone else. Before you get on the internet and get mad at someone, make some kind of derogatory comment, that you should not make in the first place, then someone reads it and they say he’s a Mason, is that what Mason’s do? Is that what all these Mason’s do, the way they talk, the way they act? I’ve been talking to the Mason’s of Tennessee for the last six months, ever since I’ve became Grand Master. Our social media is one of the best things we ever had, we can tell people where we are, the degrees were doing, so we can visit, we can go places. But then, someone gets mad at someone and puts a bad comment on there and when they do, it makes us all look bad. So, I’ve challenged my Tennessee Masons, talk to the brothers who put stuff up, if you have gotten mad at someone and you want to retaliate, whatever you have on your mind, to put on that computer. Write it down on a piece of paper, wait three days then read it, if it doesn’t sound good to you then, then it won’t ever sound good. Thin about how it reflects onto each and everyone of us, sitting in this room. Brethren, I apologize for my show of emotions, I cannot help it, (sorrowfully)


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but it’s so wonderful to be with each and everyone of you and I thank you! Grand Master Jones joined Most Worshipful Brother McKinney at the podium and stated, his theme “Whence came you?”, meant your history to him. He said he had traveled all over the country this past year and he challenged the Brethren to talk about the moment, “talk about the moment, that light comes on”, tell about the moment they knew they wanted to become a Mason. He told Most Worshipful Brother McKinney, he was so proud that he told his story of his moment and thanked him. Grand Master Jones then presented him with one of his coins that stated his theme, “Whence came you?”.

ORATION OF GRAND HISTORIAN RIGHT WORSHIPFUL DAVID B. BROWN Grand Master Jones then called upon Right Worshipful Brother David B. Brown, Grand Historian to share an oration. Grand Master Jones told him that he really appreciated him accepting this brand-new position and he looked forward too many years of service from him. Right Worshipful Brother Brown addressed the Craft with the following oration: Most Worshipful Grand Master, Past Grand Masters, Right Worshipful Brothers, Distinguished Guests, Masters, Wardens and Brethren All. It is truly a humbling experience to address this esteemed assembly as the first Grand Historian of Missouri. I have yet to fully comprehend all of the duties of this office, as there are no precedents for it in the State of Missouri. Like so many of you, I do well with watching how others perform their duties and then following the good examples that are set, but since no one has done this before, it becomes my challenge to set a precedent that will serve the State of Missouri for years to come. I pray that God will grant me the ability to meet this challenge for the good of the order. In researching to develop a job description, I have found myself delving through many volumes of Masonic literature. What genre or collection of Masonic events are specific to the realm of Masonic History and especially for that of Missouri? History, I am discovering, is not just a collection of events, dates, people and places. Those aspects are easy enough. However, it appears that historical development is more than gathering and regurgitating data. It seems that a good historian is someone who can research the past and through


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a process of logical discernment is able to identify the multiple facets of the time period that fashion a continuity of the past so that it informs our present. And so, I have found the tag line for my job description; History defines the context for our present. Someone once provided me with an image of how history should be viewed; the past, they told me, is like a compass. You stand in the present, at the center point of all directions where the needle sits, the past is where you came from and it is pointing where you are heading. Like a compass, the past provides you with a frame of reference for where you stand and informs you of what changes you can make to adjust your direction. Therefore, I ask you brethren, where are we as a Fraternity and where do we want to go? Our present, the decisions we make as a lodge, both here in this session and in our individual lodges in the year to come, will determine how we are recorded in history. Will we act in a manner to have Freemasonry impact our families? Our community? Our state? Our culture? Our nation? There are examples of such for us to consider. In February of 1821 a series of events took place that made our Grand Lodge Annual Communication that we are attending today possible. Seeing that statehood was about to become a reality, a group of local lodges on the east side of the Missouri Territory voted to form a Grand Lodge of Missouri which became official with adoption of a constitution and by-laws on April 21, 1821. Without this insightful effort on the part of a few men, you and I would not be meeting here today. Their simple beginning has impacted millions over the centuries. A generation later, in 1843, a Missouri contingent deemed it important to participate in a gathering since referred to as the Baltimore Convention. Our Missouri ritual is a result of this convention in which the men from Missouri played an important role. Thanks to this small group of men and the generations of men who have been faithful to its preservation, we enjoy the beautiful ritual we have today. In 1889, the Masonic Home of Missouri became a reality because of the vision of compassionate men who raised very large sums of money for their time. While our institution of compassionate outreach has experienced changes in how the care is delivered, the sentiment of caring for those who can no longer care for themselves remains undefiled. The decisions of a few men during that time is still being felt today. Through the years, Missouri Masonry has enjoyed men of strong character, such as US Military Generals in both WWI and WWII. Our very own MWB Harry S Truman was called upon to make a decision that no man should be forced to make; he could risk the lives of additional millions by launching an invasion on Japan, or he could drop a bomb that would raise the bar on warfare, cause elevated anxiety for generations to come and forever change


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the destiny of mankind. His context was that too many lives had already been lost to the ravages of war; there were already too many widows and orphans; he chose to save lives. And, his compassion for humanity, that Missouri farmboy mindset, informed his decision-making for the rest of his presidency. As soon as victory was secured in 1945, he sent MWB Ray V. Denslow to Europe to assess what could be done to revitalize Masonry, especially in Germany. MWB Truman understood that the German culture had been devasted by leaders that were hell-bent on winning at any cost. MWB Truman instinctively knew that the universal teachings of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth were needed in developing community and societal trust that were foundational to the rebuilding effort in Europe. MWB Truman then found himself expressing his compassion yet again with his decision to send much needed humanitarian aid to the western sectors of Berlin once East Germany cut off supplies to the city. In all of these cases I have recounted, men made decisions in seemingly small moments, yet those decisions eventually impacted thousands, sometimes, millions. The teachings of Freemasonry were part of the moral system used by these men. But, brethren, history is a recitation of the past. And while it is a legacy that we have inherited, it is only an archive of events out of which our forefathers will be judged. You and I, as the Freemasons of today, are living in the present. What do the teachings of our fraternity tell us about our direction? How can Freemasonry be relevant in our society today? One of the beautiful aspects of our ritual is the lack of specific historical context, which makes its ever-relevant. In other words, one of our degrees could be reciting the charge of King Henry IV to his men at Calle, or perhaps George Washington’s Farewell Address. These are moving recitations that have an altruistic flavor reflective of Masonic thought. But, those are for a singular time and place. They are hard-pressed to be relevant to us today. Masonic ritual is fashioned in a language for the now. The one portion of our degreework that has specific character names is allegoric and generic. So where do we find the Masonic Compass that allows us to take stock of where we have been and where we are going. Just like the compass, our Masonic present is located at the point where all directions meet; the altar placed at the center of each lodge. Equidistant from East to West, from North to South and between Heaven and Earth. At this altar we find the Three Great Lights of Freemasonry. Everything in our Masonic teaching is rooted in the symbols placed upon this altar. These three lights are centered on all three axes of the Lodge and from it emanates all truth. It is a truth that is timeless and ever-present. While I am talking on the subject of the three Great Lights, I want to share


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what has been a recent discovery for me. I find that I hear myself and others talk about the light of Freemasonry; implying that the Fraternity is a source of light. Brethren, I submit that the Masonic Fraternity is not a light source. If people discern a light, and I believe they do, then we are only reflecting the light that emanates from the Three Great Lights. The Book of Sacred Law fashions our eternal motivations, the Square teaches us to judge righteously and the Compasses compel us to apply mercy and grace equally. These three lights are the light of Freemasonry, but they are divine light and we are merely reflections of it. Do we want to be relevant to our families? Do we want to be relevant in our communities? Then I submit that we become intimately acquainted with the Word of Heaven, proficient at its applications and prayerfully connected to the divine. When we can accomplish these personal applications, then our collective direction will be informed by the empowered divine attributes of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. The truth expressed within these Three Great Lights and inculcated within the breasts of active decision-makers in our Lodges will provide the guidance needed to become beacons in our community. Brethren, in our modern society, we are bombarded by information and statisticians who inform us that while we view a series of events and tend to draw what we believe are rational decisions from these events, it is usually not true. Somehow, they say, our intuition and rational thought processes are deceiving us. But, contrary to what statisticians tell me, my gut historical view of the last 80 years is this; the hardships of the depression and the drought years of the dust bowl brought many people to a profound understanding that God and community are foundational to surviving the hardships of life. This was followed immediately by a World War where the Axis of Evil threatened all free societies of the Earth, and that evil was about to become victorious when a series of miraculous events turned the war in favor of the Allies. Good was victorious and the survivors of that event knew that it was only through the powers of Heaven that the Allies could declare victory. A generation of men who endured these events had grown tired of conflicts caused by selfish and evil people. They lived in a reality that good can only conquer evil when people determine to live selflessly. Self-denial; self-sacrifice; reflecting the selflessness expressed in the Book we place upon the altar; this was the only pathway to maintaining Freedom from evil designs. Our brethren of the Greatest Generation had seen too much anguish and they each knew a selfless soldier who left behind a widow and orphan. These men, our fathers and grandfathers, were drawn toward Freemasonry because of the timeless values taught through the three Great Lights at the center of the Lodge. Today, we have forces of evil working in our society, attempting to cause


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division and separation. The voices of hatred are appealing to the fears and doubts of the lesser man, enticing humanity to violently act out in perceived self-defense, but it is only political forces attempting to achieve their hidden selfish agendas. We have single mothers with children and no fathers; perhaps it’s not because the father has died, but abandonment is the same, if not worse than a dead husband and father. We have widows and orphans, lots of them. We have defenseless members in our culture that need strong men of high moral character who will reflect the light of Heaven and stand in the gap to oppose their fears and doubts. Our society needs a counter argument to this spiritual darkness. A counter argument that emphasizes Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. A genuine demonstration of these tenets will expose the folly of selfish designs. Freemasonry has the antidote to today’s cultural woes, because we hold sacred the Light of Heaven and teach how to use the tools by which they are applied. Your lodge can be part of the historical record that makes an impact for good in your community. This Grand Lodge can be part of the historical record that makes a change in our region. Freemasonry can be part of the historical record that makes a change in our nation and the world. My hope is that over the next few years I will be collecting data of events, people, places and dates that represent what Freemasonry is today. As we can observe from our past, powerful movements start with just a few good men that determine tomorrow will be different from today, and who will use the light upon our altar to engage the powers of Heaven in a spiritual battle to protect and defend our families, our communities, our nation. It is my hope that determined men such as yourselves will act with such altruistic and selfless conviction that generations from now will recount your story to their children and their children’s children. It is a legacy they can inherit if only we will act today to move outside of our Lodge Halls and use Freemasonry to address the problems of our day. From small beginnings come great movements. It all starts by reflecting the Light of Heaven and using your tools to spread the cement of Brotherly Love and Affection. Act righteously, love powerfully and history will record how selfless men of this generation were victorious in moving against the darkness that pressed upon them. May God’s blessing and protective hand be upon you Brethren and upon this Grand Lodge of Missouri and all of its endeavors. God Bless! After the oration was complete, Grand Master Jones commented; “I think it’s pretty easy to see, why I chose Right Worshipful Brother Brown to be our Historian”.


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ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE RESULTS OF ELECTION OF OFFICERS Grand Master Jones called upon Right Worshipful Brother Richard Riepe, Chairman for the Election to deliver the results of the election of officers for the ensuing year. Out of a total of 543 votes cast, there were 526 votes in favor of advancing the Grand Line and retaining the Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary, 15 Ballots were scattered, and 2 Ballots were spoiled. The Grand Master thanked and dismissed the Tellers and proceeded with the announcement of the election of the Grand Lodge officers for 20182019 as follows: For the Office of Grand Master Robert T. (Tim) Thomas 532 Votes Right Worshipful Brother Thomas accepted his election and thanked the Brethren. 535 Votes For the Office of Deputy Grand Master Stanton T. Brown, II Right Worshipful Brother Brown accepted his election and thanked the Brethren. 530 Votes For the Office of Senior Grand Warden Barry V. Cundiff Right Worshipful Brother Cundiff accepted his election and thanked the Brethren. For the Office of Junior Grand Warden Ty G. Treutelaar 528 Votes Right Worshipful Brother Treutelaar accepted his election and thanked the Brethren. Steven D. Duncan 535 Votes For the Office of Grand Treasurer Right Worshipful Brother Duncan accepted his election and thanked the Brethren. Jeffrey S. Pennington 536 Votes For the Office of Grand Secretary Right Worshipful Brother Pennington accepted his election and thanked the Brethren.

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PROFICIENCY Grand Master Jones addressed the Craft and told them that at the beginning of his year, he had appointed a committee to investigate the legislation brought forward the previous year, to return proficiency to the Craft.


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Grand Master Jones reiterated that, “Although I love the Proficiency, I will do nothing to harm this Craft”. Right Worshipful Brother Glenn Burrows was appointed Committee Chairman. He read the committee’s report on the matter; I like to preference this with saying that, when I was asked to Chair this committee, I didn’t have any idea of who would be on it. When I found out the names of the Brethren, who would be on it. I felt like I would need a huge Gavel. Strong opinions on both sides of the issue, but I was pleasantly surprised. The committee came together after many hours of discussion, there was never heard a harsh word. I must say we acted as Masons should act.

REPORT OF THE GRAND MASTER’S SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PROFICIENCY Most Worshipful Sir, Your committee has met on numerous occasions since the 2017 Grand Lodge session to discuss the proposed legislation regarding the reinstatement of the Proficiency requirement and the potential revision of the Grand Master’s powers regarding Chance to Advance Classes. It was the general consensus of the Committee almost from the start that the two pieces of legislation, as originally proposed, were not something that this Committee could in good conscience support or recommend to come before the Grand Lodge for consideration. This is not to say, of course, that any Committee members came to the table with minds already made up on one side of the question or the other, or that we did not review the legislation in excruciating detail.   However, despite numerous ways of looking at the legislation as proposed and the numerous viewpoints around the table, it became clear that it was detrimental to Lodges, and detrimental to the ongoing recruitment and retention of new members to the Fraternity. The first issue faced by this Committee was the extremely difficult task of suggesting changes or edits to what was presented.  This was, in large part due to the way in which the legislation was structured and presented. First, as many members noticed, the original legislation was initially presented as two different pieces which directly conflict with one another; one could not pass without the other.  The proposal to amend Section 16.040 would not


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stand on it’s own because it would conflict with the Grand Master’s powers to Authorize C2A classes, and the proposal to amend Section 2.010 would likewise not stand alone without the amendment to 16.040. It is clear that Bylaw changes are not permitted to conflict with other By-Laws, and suggesting changes to two different sets of proposers presented challenges. Second, both pieces of legislation were signed by far more than the two signers required by the Grand Lodge By-laws which, again, it made it impossible to reach out to every proponent for their respective opinions. Third, there was some question with regard to the pieces being presented as revisions to the “Constitution and By-Laws” when, in fact, they are only changes to the By-Laws and changes to the Constitution are governed by different rules.  While the question of whether any of this should be permissible is one for the Jurisprudence Committee, it occasioned much discussion among the Committee members and ultimately led to the conclusion that the legislation might not be editable on these grounds alone. However, while these procedural questions are not inconsiderable, far more concerning to the Committee were the many detriments to Lodges and new members that this legislation presents. We want to be clear that it is NOT the return of Proficiency itself that this Committee or indeed, we believe, any member of the Grand Lodge views as detrimental, but the specific manner of return presented in these proposals.   It is the consensus of the Committee that this legislation springs out of a deep-seated misunderstanding of Grand Lodge law as it pertains to Proficiency.  It is true and important to note that “Proficiency”, defined as a means of advancement no longer exists in Missouri Masonry. However, this does not mean that the Ritual of Proficiency is gone, and there is certainly no restriction of any kind in Masonic Law on the teaching or learning that Ritual.   The Grand Lodge currently maintains a publication entitled the Historic Candidate’s Proficiency Lecture on each of the three degrees which makes it clear that this Ritual can be taught and learned freely, but is not required for advancement.  It is also clear that Proficiency (as a requirement for advancement) and the Subdivision I card for certified instructors are two entirely separate things.  The purpose of Proficiency never was to make candidates memorize Ritual, but to make sure they understood the important lessons our Fraternity exists to teach.  Perfect knowledge of the exact language of Ritual does not make a man a Mason; a willingness to learn and a search to perfect understanding does. And just as a Master Mason never needed and never will need Sub I card to teach Proficiency, a Candidate does not need to seek one, or even emulate the goal of attaining one in order to be truly ready to advance in his degrees.  Yet, despite these facts, it is clear that the Ritual of Proficiency is not being taught and, more importantly, our Petitioners, Candidates, and New Members are not being taught the lessons or Fraternity


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exists to teach. However, as the Committee discussed and affirmed countless times during our deliberations, we as Masons must realize that this is not a failure of our candidates the failure is our own. The lessons of our Fraternity did not disappear when WE chose to remove Proficiency as a prerequisite for advancement, but we are not teaching them. The Ritual of Proficiency did not disappear, and we are not teaching it.  The simple fact of the matter is that we have failed our newer members and rather than focusing on what candidates need to do to be allowed to pursue their Masonic Journey, we need to focus on what Lodges need to do in order to make that journey worthwhile and desirable for the uninitiated.  It would utterly destroy many of our lodges to set them a goal of teaching Proficiency as a means to Advancement without giving them the necessary tools to do so. It would also fly in the very face of the lessons we are trying to teach to hold Candidates to different standards than we hold ourselves.   As stated by the proposers in their statement of purpose, it is absolutely true that we lose too many Masons after they are initiated.  It is also true that many of those men have little knowledge of what the Fraternity is about, and it is true that Proficiency CAN be an important step of learning and teaching the meaning and the lessons of our Ritual.  The Committee also agrees that we have lost that personal touch of teaching the proficiency to our candidates. However, if our real goal is to address these problems then we have to realize that the return of Proficiency, is only one step among many that are needed.  We cannot simply rush into slapping a requirement on candidates to learn something that we are unable or unwilling to learn and teach ourselves. There are currently only 153 Sub I cardholders left in Missouri and while, again, the Sub I is not required in order to be a teacher, it is an important metric that shows the importance of that Ritual in our Regions, Districts, and Lodges.  DDGM reports also consistently show that many lodges are not using the Grand Lodge Mentoring Program or other mentoring strategies, to educate candidates. We have to prove that we have a solid knowledge of the Ritual of Proficiency and are willing to learn it ourselves before we can demand that candidates do the same. The Committee also agrees that, as the proposers stated, some lodges have lost the ability to Ritually open or perform Degree work but, again, this is a failure of our lodges and our existing members, not our incoming candidates.  This has nothing to do with the Chance to Advance Class. The C2A was created to eliminate some of the impediments, perceived or otherwise, to candidates who failed to advance completing their degree work. While the return of


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Proficiency would require the modification of the C2A process at some point, charging candidates additional fees or otherwise punishing them for or dissuading them from taking that route implies that is it is either undesirable or only for those who can afford to pay for a privilege. Nothing could be further from the truth and this attitude should be discouraged in the strongest possible terms. Changes in law have been made recently requiring Lodges to learn and use the Ritual of Opening on all three Degrees regularly and, while they are not in the direct purview of this Committee, others may be needed to address these problems, but it is up to our Lodges, RGLs, DDGMs, and DDGLs, and the membership as a whole to address these, NOT our candidates. For all of these reasons, it is this Committee’s unanimous recommendation that the Proficiency Legislation, as proposed, not be permitted for consideration.  However, the Grand Lodge must ultimately decide how to proceed on this question and this committee has prepared legislation for consideration at this Grand Lodge Communication that would address the deep seated misunderstanding of the Ritual of Proficiency and its current role in Missouri Masonry as well as requiring Lodges to educate candidates on that Ritual and allow them to learn it if they choose.  This would be a true first step in addressing the relevant concerns laid out in this legislation. The Committee will also submit legislation at this Annual Communication to be considered at next year’s Annual Communication if the members of the Grand Lodge wish to pursue a return to Proficiency as a requirement for advancement in future. This legislation would place the onus on Lodges to prepare themselves for the challenge of requiring Proficiency of candidates and give our membership the working tools they need to succeed in such a great and important undertaking On behalf of the entire Committee, I would like to thank the Grand Master for the opportunity to serve in this capacity and I would also like to thank the membership of the Grand Lodge for their kind attention to our findings. We recognize, of course, that not everyone will agree or be pleased with our findings, but we have done our utmost to solicit feedback from Masons across the state and address all of the concerns relayed to us on all sides of this contentious issue.   Safeguarding the future of our Fraternity and our Ritual while maintaining the Peace and Harmony of the Grand Lodge is foremost in all of our minds, and we look forward to continuing to work with all of you as we learn to improve ourselves AND Freemasonry as a whole. Fraternally, Glenn H Burrows, Chairman


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Grand Master Jones thanked the committee; Right Worshipful Brother Glenn H. Burrows, Jr., Most Worshipful Brother Larry C. Reynolds, Right Worshipful Brother Richard W. Kaeser, Jr. , Right Worshipful Brother Kevin B. Sample and Right Worshipful Brother Joshua A. Thompson, for their assistance on the committee. He then commented on the report; As I stated at the close of the 196th annual communication, that this is a question that must ultimately be decided by the membership of this body, but it will only be considered in the context that is not detrimental to the fraternity and that it does not give candidates a mistaken impression that there is going to be, two classes of membership in Missouri Masonry. It is clear from the work if this committee, the legislation as submitted, would be detrimental to both Lodges and Candidates. It does not provide adequate preparation for the tasks we would sit ourselves too, if we would choose to re-impose the proficiency requirement in this way. This original legislation was also submitted with more signatures than the two specifically required by the Grand Lodge By-law. This not only made it clearly impossible from the start, for the committee to suggests friendly amendments agreeable to all the proposers, it also further complicated the process, when one of the proposers passed away during the year. It is also important to note that there are currently only 153 Masons, that hold a sub-one card, that is in 91 Lodges that are designated instructors under the subdivision one ritual card. This represents less than one half of one percent of our shrinking membership, and just 20% of our Lodges. For these reasons, I have no choice but to remove this legislation from consideration during this Grand Lodge session. However, I applaud to the committee for coming up with a legislation that does meet the requirements for consideration. I am pleased to say that there are two pieces of legislation, on this topic that have been submitted for this consideration, by this body. One that will require candidates to be educated in the Historical Candidates Proficiency Lecture and offer the opportunity to be return proficiency in open Lodge or in front of a committee. That legislation has been referred to the Jurisprudence committee for consideration. If approved by the committee it will be voted on tomorrow, along with other legislation. The second proposal which has been submitted for consideration at the next annual communication, would implement a proficiency requirement should the Grand Secretary certify that each Lodge, under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge has within its membership an instructor, that holds a Sub-One card. I thank you all for the patience and feedback, that we have sought to give this important issue, the consideration that it deserves and look forward to continuing to work for the betterment of this fraternity, through this legislation in accordance with Masonic law and sets achievable goals for the future for our great fraternity.


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PRESENTATION OF PROPOSALS FOR ACTION ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE 197TH ANNUAL COMMUNICATION Grand Master Jones then called upon Right Worshipful 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. The committee on Jurisprudence announced the following items had been submitted for action at this communication. Addition of new section 16.041 – Every Lodge must provide of each recipient of each degree, with education regarding the importance of the historical candidate’s proficiency lecturer (H.C.P.L.), for such degree immediately following each of his three degrees. Such education must include at a minimum, the information provided in a copy of the pamphlet on such H.C.P.L. a publication compiled by the committee on Masonic ritual and distributed by the Grand Lodge. Each such recipient must be offered the opportunity to learn and return such H.C.P.L. in open lodge or to a committee of his choosing. However, under no circumstance shall the learning and or returning of said H.C.P.L. be considered a prerequisite for advancement. Statement of Purpose: Proficiency has always been and should continue to be an important part of learning and teaching the meaning of lessons of our ritual. We lose to many Master Masons after they receive their Master Mason degree. Many of these men have little knowledge of what the fraternity is about. Lodges have lost the personal touch of teach the proficiency to our candidates and it is incumbent on all lodges to provide their candidates with proper education. This proposal enshrines in Masonic law the importance of proficiency, set requirements, and provides encouragement for lodges to identify and train mentors and coaches that can provide such. All with the flexibility that is needed to retain candidates in modern society. Respectfully submitted, MWB Larry C. Reynolds, Past Master Henderson Lodge # 477 RWB Glenn H. Burrows, Past Master Alpha Lodge # 659


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Pursuant to Section 35.010 - At any annual communication, these by-laws may be amended by the adoption of any additional section which does not amend or appeal any section that effective. The proposal must be read or referred to the committee on Jurisprudence be read on another day and adopted by two thirds vote. This also applies to resolutions. Right Worshipful Brother Chidister then continued stating there are three other proposals that will be considered tomorrow and that that they were found in the Report Book beginning on page 175. Proposal to amend Section 10.040 and Add Section 10.045 was the first discussed. Right Worshipful Brother Chidister reported there were two versions of the proposal to amend that section, which is a Per Capita Increase, and that after speaking with the proposers, they wished to proceed only with the $15.00 increase found on page 175. They further requested a friendly amendment to the proposal on page 175 which was read and approved. The friendly amendment took $1.50 of the $15.00 from the increase intended to go to the Grand Lodge and reallocated $0.75 to the Scholarship Fund and $0.75 to the George Washington Masonic National Monument. Proposal to amend Sections 22.030 and 22.040 which were found on page 181 was an increase in the purchase price of the Endowed Membership. Right Worshipful Brother Chidister reported that the proposal remained unchanged Proposal to amend Sections relating to the Suspension for Non-Payment of Dues found on page 185 was also reported to remain unchanged. Right Worshipful Brother Chidister then concluded his report and The Grand Master thanked him for the report.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEXT ANNUAL COMMUNICATION Grand Master Jones called upon Deputy Grand Master Robert T. Thomas to announce the next Annual Communication. Right Worshipful Brother Thomas announced that the 198th annual communication would be held at The Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri. September 23rd and 24th, 2019. Opening of the Grand Lodge Session will be at 9:00 A.M.


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CALLED FROM LABOR With the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers and in accordance with Missouri Ritual, at 3:30 p.m. Grand Master Jones called the Grand Lodge from Labor until 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2018. ====================================================

MONDAY AFTERNOON—POST SESSION ORDER OF THE PAST MASTER The Ritual for the Order of the Past Master was performed under the direction of Right Worshipful Brother Tom Williams. The order was conferred upon 28 Brethren. There are currently 884 Brethren who hold the Order of the Past Master. Those joining the Order in 2018 are as follows:

Last Name Brickey Cameron Davis Enke Hogan Kmeck Needhammer Prince Swyres Hill Ritter Inglish Black Wood Adkins Darnell Houston

First Name Mark Lawrence Lance Joseph Edwin George Franklin Randall Wayne Patrick Timothy William Courtney Philip Kenneth Larry Stuart

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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 Annual meeting of the Missouri Lodge of Research was held on Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Select located in Columbia, Missouri. The following officers were elected: John W Hess PGM-Master, Randy Davis-Senior Warden, Ron Jones GM-Junior Warden, Gail Turner PGM, and Secretary-Treasurer. Appointed officers: Douglas Reece, Senior Deacon, Dale Roller, Junior Deacon, Ty Treutelaar, Senior Steward, and Tom Truman, Junior Steward. Russ Pence, Marshall, Bill Synder, Chaplin and James Fiete, Chaplin The minutes of the 2016 annual communication were approved as printed in the Grand Lodge book of reports. The financial report of the Lodge and Foundation was approved as printed and distributed Suggested changes in the By-Laws pertaining to membership status was presented and approved by the membership present. The budget for the 2017-2018 year was presented and approved.


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MWB John Hess, Librarian, provided an update on the Missouri Masonic Research Library. As of the date of the annual meeting, 12,906 books and other items have been cataloged and placed in the library. RWB Walter Hunt, Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts provided the Truman Lecture on Tuesday morning, September 26, 2017. The topic of the lecture was, “The Morgan Affair and the Effect of the Anti-Masonic Movement.” By vote of the membership, RWB Hunt was granted Honorary Membership in the Missouri Lodge of Research. Brother Hunt’s book, “A Song in Stone” was presented to the membership for sale. 52 books were sold, Brother Hunt was reimbursed for the price of the book and he allowed a $100.00 donation to the Lodge of Research. 14 new members were added to the roles during the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. In November the revised Missouri Lodge of Research website was put on line. The website was converted from Drupel to Wordpress for easier management. Thanks goes out to Randy Davis and Aaron Shoemaker for making this tool available to our membership again. It is with sadness that the Lodge needs to report the death of our Junior Steward, RWB Thomas L Truman who passed away December 8, 2017. The Master of the Lodge appointed RWB Kevin Sample to fill the vacancy as Tiler. It is also with sadness that we report that the Lodge of Research and Library lost RWB Dean Christy in June of this year. Brother Christy was a long time member of the lodge and a strong supporter of the Library. During the winter of 2017 and the spring of 2018 volunteers erected bookcases in the basement of the Masonic Complex to house the archives of the Missouri York Rite bodies. The bookshelves came from the “New Masonic Temple” in St Louis and were donated to the Missouri Masonic Library. Over 225 York Rite, Chapters, Councils and Commandery annual returns have been cataloged and stores for future archival study of the history of those chapters, Councils and Commandery, June 9th found the Lodge of Research holding its semiannual meeting at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City in conjunction with the Annual Communication of the Grand York Rite of Missouri. RWB John Bridegroom of the Grand Lodge of Indiana presented the Truman Lecture speaking on the history of Masonic Aprons and Regalia. The officers of the Lodge voted to recognize those volunteers of the Library by establishing the “Pickard Society” for those people who have donated over 100 hours of service to the library or donation of materials or books in excess of $500.00. Dr. Pickard served as Grand Master of Missouri in 1927 and was a Professor at the University of MissouriColumbia. A suitable plaque in the library has been installed to thank our


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The Denslow Society, whose purpose is to build the endowment of the library, continues to grow with two new fully paid members Robert DeVenney and William R Denslow Jr. The Annual Communication featured visits by the grand children of PGM Ray V Denslow. William R Denslow Jr and Judy Denslow Ericson. Both of our guests made comments at the Annual Meeting concerning their Grandfather. The Lodge of Research finished the year with 803 members.

LIFE MEMBERS – MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH Abshler, Jon Bangerter, William Berry, Brian Boydston, Marion Brown, Stanton II Calonge, Generoso Cockerham, Robert Cooper, John III Davis, Marvin* Easton, Zelwin Fleer, Roger Freeman, Gene Gondek, Noel Harrison, Steve Hill, Benjamin Houge, Scott Jones, David Klaussman, Albert Kuehn, John Long, Robert MacCormick, Donald Mansfield, Robert McCormack, Gary Miller, Ron Orean, Allen Perkins, Tom Roller, Rev Dale Shoaf, Rona Skinner, Craig Smittle, Carlin*

Albrecht, Richard Beal, Albert Bird, Frank Brandon, Carl Jr Broyles, Jon Carriker, Loren Collignon, David Crawford, Foster* Davis, Randy Emory, John Fortney, Howard Fyke, Jeffery Gray, Harold Hassien, Joel Hinderks, Gary Hrach, William Jones, Randall Kleine, Rodney Land, Sam Loomstein, Jack* Machalleck, Dale Marvin, Michael McCormack, Paul Moreland, K Trent Pace, John Phillips, Gary Rosenbaum, Walter Shull, David* Slinkland, Christopher Snyder, William

Allen, Douglas Bedsaul, Henry Black, George Jr Brantley, William Bryan, Dale Cary, Roy Cook, Jeffery Crawford, Shawn De Venney, Russell Fairley, Donald Faulke, Stanley Garcia, Hidalgo Hamlett, Thomas* Haywood, David Hinshaw, Frank Hull, Thomas Kentner, Robert Kleyn, Fredrick Lewis, Michael Love, Graerne Mackey, Shelton McBurney, Fredrick McManigle, James Neese, Keith Palmer, Charles Pratt, Albert Schmelle, Travis Silva, Luiz Smith, Chase Soutiea, Wilfred

Arbuckle, Herbert Bernard, Troy Bowman, Jeffery Brooks, Michael Buckner, William* Clark Daren Cook, Leonard Creason, Todd Dotson, Arthur Fizer, Wallace Frazier, Don Gerdes, Wayne Hams, Byron Henthorne, Marvin Houge, Larry Iselin, Charles Klaus, John Krill, Joseph Lloyd, Loren Love, William Mahovsky, John McConnell, Warren McMillian, Lee Newberry, Orvil Paul, Richard Quick, Floren Sherman, William Sirmon, Wayne Smith, Ballard Standley, Derrick


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Talbert, Ted Thomas, Douglas* Tyler, Warren Vogel, Harry Walden, Thomas Weems, Fred Wingo, Otha* Worel, David

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Talbert, Roy* Thomas, Robert Van Meter, William Wagoner Chad Wall, James West, Ernest Winterberg, Brent Wright, Frank

LIFE MEMBERS—LODGES AND ORGANIZATIONS Masonic Temple Association Hannibal Geo Washington National Masonic Memorial Charity-Zeredatha Lodge No 189 Meridian Lodge No 2 Blue Springs Lodge No 337 Hebron Lodge No 354 Ivanhoe Lodge NO 446 Wentzville Lodge No 46 Henderson Lodge No 477 Weston Lodge No 53 East Gate Lodge No 630 Kennett Lodge No 68 St Louis Valley of Perfection, Scottish Rite

Valley of St Louis Library Grand Lodge of New Mexico Bolivar Lodge No 195 Albert Pike Lodge No 219* Fellowship Lodge No 345 Gate of the Temple Lodge No 422 Hazelwood Lodge No 459 Pleasant Hope Lodge No 467 Buckner Lodge No 501 Swope Park Lodge No 617 Central Crossing Lodge No 674 St Joseph Lodge No 78

Respectfully Submitted, John W Hess PGM 2018, Master Missouri Lodge of Research

The following 2017 Annual Meeting and 2018 Semi-Annual Meeting reports were not included in the Reports to the Grand Lodge for the 197th Annual Communication and are thusly not approved.


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MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH Annual Membership Meeting Annual Meeting September 25, 2017 C. Scott Houge John W. Hess Randy C. Davis Gail S. Turner Ronald D. Jones Douglas H. Reece Dale R. Roller Ty G. Treutelaar Thomas L. Truman Russ Pence James R. Fiete

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

Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present

Master Houge called the Annual Membership Meeting to order at 4:15 pm at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, Missouri with the Pledge of Allegiance and an opening prayer by Chaplin Fiete. The annual 2016-2017 report of the MLR Lodge was reported as recorded in the Grand Lodge Proceedings. The Treasurer presented financials for August 31, 2017 and a proposed budget for 2017-2018 as recommended by the Lodge Officers. It was duly noted the increase in administrative fees to the Grand Lodge for handling our membership and dues, annual book mailings, financials and investments, and on-going communications with our members was being funded by lowering the per capita transfer to the foundation from $7.50 to $3.00 per member. Upon motion duly made and seconded, the financial report and budget were approved. Librarian, John Hess, reported 12, 982 books had now been cataloged for the Masonic Library, and brought special attention to the MLR archiving annual returns of the Grand York Rite of Missouri. He reports there are now more than 11,000 names of Masons in the past perfect data base. By-Law Revisions for timing of stated communications, definition of Active Membership classifications, and guidelines for new members was presented, refined for typos, and approved by the membership without objection noted. The guest speaker for the Truman Lecture Series Breakfast, Brother Walter Hunt, was introduced and spoke briefly about his lecture topic, “The Morgan Affair, and the Anti Freemasonry Movement�. He then announced a $100 donation to the MLR Foundation as his appreciation for the books purchased.


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Master Houge thanked the members present for the opportunity for service and his Officers for a good year moving the MLR Lodge and Foundation forward. Upon motion duly made and seconded, the elected advancing line officers for the MLR Lodge were advanced and the Secretary-Treasurer re-elected. Master elect Hess announced his Committee appointments, his appointment to the MLR Advancing line to be Bill Snyder, and that the prior year appointments were being reappointed. Outgoing Master, Houge, installed the Officers for the ensuing year. No further business appearing, the meeting was duly closed with prayer by Jim Fiete.

MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH Semi-Annual Membership Meeting June 09, 2018 John W. Hess Randy C. Davis Ronald D. Jones Gail S. Turner Douglas H. Reece Dale R. Roller Ty G. Treutelaar Russell L. Pence, Jr. William G. Snyder Kevin B. Sample James R. Fiete

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

Present Present Absent Present Present Present Absent Present Present Present Present

The semi-annual meeting of the Missouri Lodge of Research was opened at 12:00 noon at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City by Master John Hess. Chaplin Jim Fiete offered a blessing for the meal. Following lunch Officers present were introduced representing Grand York Rite, Grand Lodge, and the MLR. 50 individuals were present for the luncheon. Guest Speaker, John A. Bridgegroom, spoke of how the beauty and quality of Masonic Regalia and the arts associated therewith contribute to people finding value in/thru Masonry. It was announced that minutes of the previous annual meeting would be published in the Grand Lodge Proceedings. Financial statements and audit


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reports would be shared at the next annual meeting. An appreciation Prayer was offered by Dale Roller for the lives of Tom Truman and Dean Christy who had passed away since the last annual meeting. MLR Librarian announced all the annual returns of Missouri Grand York Rite have been cataloged and stored on bookshelves from the New Masonic Temple of St Louis now located in the basement of the Masonic Complex in Columbia. Member Fiete was recognized for his role and leadership in making these bookshelves available to the MLR. Member Lloyd Lyon presented a “South America Diary” by Denslow of his travels in Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil for the time period of February 25 to May 03, 1949 as reported to then President Truman. Northern Jurisdiction Scottish Rite proceedings of 1949 include references to PGM of MA, Melvin Manyard Johnson’s report that referenced Denslow’s Diary. Also presented was a Bible donated by Roy Thomas printed in Hebrew and Latin that was dated 1668. No further business appearing, the semi-annual meeting was closed with prayer by member Fiete. Gail Turner, Secretary


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MONDAY NIGHT AWARDS BANQUET Grand Master Jones 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. He then asked Right Worshipful Brother James E. McManigle to provide the prayer, prior to the meal. Grand Master Jones called upon Right Worshipful Stan Massey and Right Worshipful Jim Hall, who asked to present an award, that they were unable to present the previous year. Right Worshipful Brother Hall presented two personally handmade wooden gavels to Grand Master Jones and Right Worshipful Brother Massey. Right Worshipful Brother Hall explained; These are made from the same log, split down the center and a quarter of each one of the halves. These two gavels come from the same piece of wood, just like your hearts come from the same Freemasonry”. Most Worshipful Brother Jones thanked him and said; “I get all the accolades from the last year, but these guys are two of the reasons I am standing here.

AWARDS TRUMAN MEDAL RandalL J. JOnes One of the greatest opportunities given to the Grand Master is to select and recognize a particular Missouri Freemason for having given distinguished service to the Fraternity.  That Brother will be thought of and recognized as one of a select group of Missouri’s Outstanding Masons. Since being created in 1983, the annual Truman Medal award can boast it contains the names of many of Missouri’s most revered and highly regarded Freemasons. Grand Master Jones, stated that this award is not given - it is earned - and Right Worshipful Brother Randy Jones has certainly earned it, he has done great things for Masonry and he served this craft with Distinction. Right Worshipful Brother Randall J. Jones was born March 15, 1955, in Springfield, Missouri and grew up in the Fordland, Missouri area in Webster County. Attended four years of grade school at Cave Springs School in Webster County which then consolidated into the Marshfield Missouri R-1 Schools, where he graduated in 1973.


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He worked for a few years at Reyco Industries in Springfield, pouring iron. Later, he went to Nattinger Materials company in the building materials industry for 20 years. After roofing for a Roofing Company for five years, all in Springfield, he married in 1978 and then had two children, Jessica D. Whitworth and Randall Jay, Jr. He has been blessed with four grandsons and two granddaughters. He entered Freemasonry on November 25, 1975, as an Entered Apprentice, passed to the degree of fellowcraft on November 30, 1975 and raised to a Master Mason on January 27, 1976. He joined the Scottish Rite in March 1976, the Order of the Eastern Star in April 1976 and joined the York Rite in May of 1977. He served as Master of Mount Olive Lodge No. 439 in 1988 afterward He then joined as a Charter member of Daylight Lodge No. 678 in Springfield. He has attained the Subdivision I and Subdivision II, Part 1,2, and 3 cards by 1979. Then attained the Subdivision III when it was introduced and still holds all five cards. Later, after Daylight Lodge stabilized, he withdrew his membership from that lodge. He is an Endowed member of Willard Lodge No. 620 and a Charter Member of University Lodge No. 683 where he served as Master in 2008. He was appointed District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1986 and served 10 years in the old 45th District. (Greene and Webster counties) then he served the 36th District for 3 years (Wright, Douglas and Texas counties.) He was appointed Grand Lecturer in 2001 and served in that capacity for 10 years and then again for a short period when called upon by Most Worshipful Brother Haywood in 2015. He has served as High Priest of Springfield Chapter No. 15, Zabud Council No. 25 as Illustrious Master, and Commander of St. John’s Commandry No. 20 in Springfield and has assisted in the Ritual ever since. In the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, he is Past Wise Master of Joplin chapter, Knights Rose Croix. He has been selected a Knight Commander of the Court of Honor in 1991 and coronated in the 33rd, in 1999. He has been active in the conferring of several degrees and is the Director of “The Traitor Episode”. He also has worked on the wardrobe, ritual and membership committees. He was member of Knights of York Cross of Honor, Past Sovereign and Recorder of the Order of the Red Cross of Constantine, St. Christopher conclave, Springfield. A member of the York Rite College and Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests. And a twice Past Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star.


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He joined the Fordland United Methodist Church in 1967 and has served as pianist, Sunday school secretary and teacher and chairman of the Administrative council.

TRUMAN MEDAL RECIPIENTS • John Black Vrooman, Equality (497) * • Alfred Whitfield “White” Griffith, Fulton (48) * • Charles Goodman, Polar Star (79) * • Albett J. Elfrank, Advance (590) * • Walter H. Baird, Acacia (602) * • Eugene E. “Pat” McFarland, Hermon (187) * • John E. Wetzel, Perseverance (92) * • Martin B. Toybes, Benjamin Franklin (642) * • Ronald M. Compton, Leadwood (598) * • Gerald W. Burnworth, Algabil-Freedom (636) * • A. Duane Eiserman, Branson (587) * • Ray Hilton, Gate of the Temple (422) * • Jack R. Clark, Sr., York (563) • Earl S. Eoff, Solomon (271) * • Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr., Fulton (48) * • Nathan W. Glazer, Benjamin Franklin (642)* • Donald E. Scott, Independence (76) • H.V. (Jake) Jacobs, Mechanicsville (260) * • Ralph W. Malan, Trilumina (205) * • Vern H. Schneider, Tuscan (360) • William A. Moore, Gate of the Temple (422) * • Billy J. Beatty, Joplin (355)* • Richard L. Smith, Polar Star Rose Hill (79) • Floyd G. Ward, Spirit of St. Louis (27) • Ronald D. Miller, Adair (366) • Nicholas R. Cichielo, Polar Star-Rose Hill (79) • F. Wayne Dugan, Angerona (193) * • Barney Douglas, Robert Burns (496) * • E. Otha Wingo, Harold O. Grauel (672)* • Thomas L. Truman, Buckner (501)* • Loyd LeRoy Salmon, Charity-Zeredetha (189) * • Robert M. Barrett, Adair (366) • H. Keith Neese, Acacia (602) • Robert H. Stewart (Bob), Cuba (312)* • John W.Siscel, III, Gardenville-Cache (455) • Randall Jay Jones, Mount Olive (439) *Deceased


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REGIONAL RITUAL AWARDS Right Worshipful Brother David Wheelock, Grand Lecturer presented the following ritual awards; Region A – Worshipful Brother Michael E. Sportsman, Marceline No. 481 Region B – Brother Elton D. Mathews, Angerona No. 193 Region C – Right Worshipful Brother Rick A. Kingcade, Raytown No. 391 Region D – Brother Kevin Dale Bonebrake, Richland No. 385 Region E – Right Worshipful Brother Kenneth P. Mc Cutcheon Desoto No. 119 Region F – Brother Michael P. Lowrey, Fellowship No. 345 Region G – Worshipful Brother Randy K. Keene, Naylor No. 568

LODGE RITUAL AWARDS 2017-2018 Barry Daylight Palmyra Spirit of St. Louis Liberty Troy Index Independence Bethany Twilight Charity Zeredatha Angerona Poplar Bluff Summit Sampson Cecile Daylight Mc Donald Blue Springs Fellowship Gower Nodaway Jewel Buckner Lathrop Wayne Conway Criterion Strafford Mt. Washington Arnold

Lodge No. 17 Lodge No. 18 Lodge No. 27 Lodge No. 31 Lodge No. 34 Lodge No. 54 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 97 Lodge No. 114 Lodge No. 189 Lodge No. 193 Lodge No. 209 Lodge No. 263 Lodge No. 298 Lodge No. 305 Lodge No. 324 Lodge No. 337 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 397 Lodge No. 470 Lodge No. 480 Lodge No. 501 Lodge No. 506 Lodge No. 526 Lodge No. 528 Lodge No. 586 Lodge No. 608 Lodge No. 614 Lodge No. 673

Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze


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Laclede Greenville Monett Lincoln Cass Grand River Friend Waynesville Christian Belton-Grandview Clinton Naylor Overland-Occidental Central Crossing Table Rock Noble Linn Creek Richland Raytown Crestwood-Anchor Branson

Lodge No. 83 Lodge No. 107 Lodge No. 129 Lodge No. 138 Lodge No. 147 Lodge No. 276 Lodge No. 352 Lodge No. 375 Lodge No. 392 Lodge No. 450 Lodge No. 548 Lodge No. 568 Lodge No. 623 Lodge No. 674 Lodge No. 680 Lodge No. 684 Lodge No. 152 Lodge No. 385 Lodge No. 391 Lodge No. 443 Lodge No. 587

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Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold

212 DEGREE AWARD 2017-2018 Michael A. Todd

Cass Lodge No. 147

LODGE MASONIC SERVICE AWARDS For exemplary performance of Lodge Activities and Programs that reflect a positive image of the Fraternity in their community Unannounced to Right Worshipful Brother Josh Thompson, Grand Master Jones asked him to the podium to present the Lodge service awards. The Grand Master thought it would be a good surprise for Right Worshipful Brother Thompson to read that his own home lodge, was the recipient of the 2018 Public Relations award.


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2018 PUBLIC RELATIONS AWARD Kansas City lodge NO. 220 Righbt Worshipful Brother Thompson explained that the Public Relations award is not the same as the Service Project award. The Public Relations award is about, “a Lodge that makes the effort to make themselves visible in their community and works towards that goal, whether it’s recruitment, or reaching out to local businesses”. Worshipful Brother Max Kmeck received the award for Kansas City Lodge No. 220 and explained that their effort of revitalizing their multiple social media accounts and website, as well as daily posts and updates to them, “forced them to articulate what they love about the Craft and our values”. It allowed them to have a further reach to their membership and keep them up to date on Lodge business and events.

2018 MASONIC SERVICE PROJECT AWARD Bonhomme LODGE No. 45 Worshipful Brother Kevin Keating accepted the award on behalf of the Brethren of Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 of Fenton, MO, for their commitment to the community in displaying the principles of relief and charity. The Brethren of Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 have, through multiple donations, paid the negative balance on school lunch accounts, to provide full meals to children with families in financial distress. They were able to provide for, Four Elementary schools in a high poverty area to have all current lunch accounts. Allowing for the children to eat a full school provided lunch instead of the cheese sandwiches or no lunch at all, because their lunch accounts are deficient. The good deeds of the Bonhomme Lodge members received the attention of several News stations in their area, bringing much needed attention to school lunch deficiency issues.

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Lodges that were being recognized. The Brethren came forward and were presented with their Awards by the Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother Robert T. Thomas and the Senior Grand Warden, Right Worshipful Brother Stanton T. Brown, II. After receiving their award, the Grand Master greeted each awardee and personally thanked them for their Service and commitment to the Fraternity.

GRAND LODGE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS WITH DISTINCTION LODGE NUM 1 2 7 9 18 27 29 31 34 40 43 46 52 57 76 78 80 83 84 114 120 147 164 189 193

LODGE NAME St Louis Missouri Meridian O’Sullivan George Washington Palmyra Spirit of St. Louis Windsor Liberty Troy Gateway Jefferson Wentzville Wakanda Richmond Independence St Joseph Bridgeton Laclede Webster Groves Twilight Compass Cass Joachim Charity Zeredatha Angerona

DISTRICT 27 47 34 47 1 47 21 16 26 27 23 26 14 15 19 7 26 30 27 22 17 20 28 7 16

MASTER Enrique Paul Lonnie Brian Kyle Francis Donald Bruce Jacob Daniel David Danny Richard James William Mark David Jason Frederick August Bret David Glenwood Patric John

A. J. X. L. W. M. E. A. A. H. A.

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Bolivar Carthage Poplar Bluff Kansas City St. Charles Butler Solomon Granite Grand River Osage Meramec Versailles Blue Springs Fellowship Friend Riddick Adair Waynesville Richland Raytown Christian Gower Gate of the Temple Samaritan Crestwood-Anchor Ivanhoe Belton-Grandview Mount Hope Henderson Lathrop Wayne Clinton Republic Bernie Olive Branch Branson

34 45 41 18 26 32 34 21 20 33 24 23 19 45 43 34 3 30 30 19 19 16 34 37 27 18 20 15 35 16 41 21 34 39 47 43

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R. L. W. J.

E. L. A. J. D C. D.

M. W. J.

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LODGE NAME Beacon United Pauldingville Tyro Rising Sun Barry Daylight Bonhomme Weston Savannah Silex King Solomon Webster Mt Vernon Greenville Monett Lincoln

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LODGE NAME Irondale Lexington Linn Creek Pride of the West California Montgomery Shekinah Mechanicsville Holden Summit Corinthian Fenton Sparta Sampson Mc Donald Fidelity Adelphi Higginsville Composite Temperance Mount Olive Excelsior Wallace Pleasant Hope Nodaway Jewel Kirkwood Buckner Platte City Saxton Naylor Union Strafford Mountain View Lincoln County

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

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Weston

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40 consecutive years

MASONIC HOME VINCIL AWARDS 2017-2018 Jackson Laclede Perseverance Farmington Amsterdam Chamois Angerona Ray Rushville Shekinah Solomon Hogles Creek Sparta Crescent Hill Billings Gower Forsyth Wayne

Lodge No. 82 Lodge No. 83 Lodge No. 92 Lodge No. 132 Lodge No. 141 Lodge No. 185 Lodge No. 193 Lodge No. 223 Lodge No. 238 Lodge No. 256 Lodge No. 271 Lodge No. 279 Lodge No. 296 Lodge No. 368 Lodge No. 379 Lodge No. 397 Lodge No. 453 Lodge No. 526

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MASONIC CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION AWARDS Right Worshipful Brother Richard W. Kaeser, Jr., President of the Children’s Foundation asked for Right Worshipful Brother Mitchell S. Penn, MOCHIP State Coordinator, to join him at the podium to announce the awards for the Foundation.

2018 MOCHIP SPONSOR OF THE YEAR RICHLAND NO. 385 Richland Lodge sponsored a MOCHIP event and had 92 Military Policemen from Fort Leonard Wood for their Volunteer force.

GOLD LEVEL SAFE CHILD LODGE AWARDS Lodges that sponsored two or more MOCHIP events. George Washington Lodge No. 9 Spirit of St. Louis Lodge No. 27 Gateway Lodge No. 40 Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 Wentzville Lodge No. 46 Independence Lodge No. 76 Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Compass Lodge No. 120 Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 Four Mile Lodge No. 212 Corinthian Lodge No. 265 Grand River Lodge No. 276 Crestwood Anchor Lodge No. 443 Wayne Lodge No. 526 Arnold Lodge No. 673


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2018 MOCHIP COORDINATOR OF THE YEAR Brian Kelly Mercer Team No. 6 After the Children’s Foundation Awards were given, Right Worshipful Brother Kaeser, President of the Children’s Foundation, wanted to express the gratitude owed for the years of service and support Right Worshipful Brother Nick Cichielo, Past State Coordinator and his wife Lori, Past Assistant State Coordinator have invested into the Foundation. He stated: Nick and Lori Cichielo have been, for many years, the visible essence of MOCHIP, they are responsible for making MOCHIP what it is today and we thank them for all they have done.

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Grand Master Jones then invited Most Worshipful Brother John Hess to the podium to introduce the Missouri Lodge of Research guests that were present. Most Worshipful Brother Hess commented: Gary and Meredith Black from Trenton were very instrumental in introducing two new friends to The Missouri Lodge of Research. Bill and Judy Denslow, the grandchildren of Ray B. Denslow and the son and daughter of William R. Denslow. The book that has been published this year, the first half of the Denslow memoirs was because the help of Bill and Judy giving us information, that we did not know. This happened also with the help of Steve Harrison, who took on the challenge of publishing this book. Grand Master Jones asked for the Grand Secretary, Right Worshipful Brother Jeffrey S. Pennington to take the podium. Right Worshipful Brother Pennington then called up and introduced the Grand Lodge Office staff which he expressed were all part of a successful team that were instrumental in making the operation of the Grand Lodge Office more lean, efficient and successful. Mrs. Elizabeth Siebuhr – Comptroller Mrs. Chrissy Gessling – Event Coordinator Mrs. Jeanne Turner – Membership Coordinator


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2018 LODGE SECRETARY OF THE YEAR CarRoll G. IORG Right Worshipful Brother Pennington stated that the Grand Lodge Office staff honors one Lodge Secretary each year who exemplifies the qualities of Freemasonry in the performance of his duties and that Worshipful Brother Carroll G. Iorg from Kansas City Lodge No. 220 was chosen in the 2017-2018 Masonic Year from among 324 Secretaries across the State of Missouri. Largely in part for his commitment to his Lodge Operation and the Members of his Lodge and to the tenets of Freemasonry in his home and community. Right Worshipful Brother Pennington continued, “His balance of the duties of a Lodge Secretary in providing counsel to his Lodge Master and Wardens, guiding operations, accurate records management and shifting the conduct of operations electronically pointed him out as a Leader among Lodge Secretaries for the 2017-2018-year”, Worshipful Brother Iorg joins the ranks of the following Secretary of the Year recipients: 2000 Thomas G. Hennenhoefer, Bridgeton (80) 2001 John L. Erfurdt, Hope (251) 2002 Robert L. Hudson, Jefferson (43) * 2003 Norman E. Ragan, Rolla (213) 2004 Barry V. Cundiff, Adair (366) 2005 Fred S. Livingston, Henderson (477) * 2006 Frank H. Davis, Wentzville (46) 2007 John T. Litzau, Craftsmen (717) 2008 James W. Williams, Jewel (480) 2009 Carnell E. Cutbirth, Galena (515) * 2010 Kenneth E. Redding, Clark (610) 2011 Richard A. Lowrey, (345) 2012 Eddie Schreiner, Excelsior (441) 2013 Hans P. “Pete” Nielsen, Gate of the Temple (422) 2014 Thomas L. Cahall, Montgomery (246) 2015 Lloyd G. Lyon, Hale City (216) 2016 Clarence A. Barrows, Jr., Union (593) 2017 Barry W. Jenkins, Table Rock (680) 2018 Carroll G. Iorg, Kansas City (220)


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ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE APPOINTMENT TO THE ADVANCING LINE BARRY W. JENKINS Right Worshipful Brother Robert T. Thomas announced his appointee to the Advancing Line of the Grand Lodge stating; As it has been said many times before, one of the most important and most difficult decisions a Deputy Grand Master has to make is who to choose as his appointment to the advancing line. It is an honor that very few men get to experience, and I am extremely humbled by the responsibility to choose someone who will potentially steer the direction of the fraternity for the next generation. I started with a very long list of very qualified men who have served the fraternity in many capacities. Men who I have watched and admired for the leadership they have displayed during my 25 years as a mason. Choosing the right person is an impossible task without the assistance of almighty God in whom I placed my trust and prayers while making this decision. With that being said, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Right Worshipful Brother Barry Walton Jenkins, my choice to serve in the capacity of Senior Grand Marshal of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri contingent upon my advancement to the East. Barry was born in Springfield, Missouri, the younger of two children born to Evart and Juanita Jenkins. He spent his early years growing up on the family farm then moved to Greenfield, Missouri in 1974. Barry attended school in the Greenfield school district where he was active in the athletic and band programs. After graduating high school in 1979, he attended Drury University and Draughon Business College then moved to Kimberling City where he resides today. Growing up in a Masonic Family, Barry joined Allen McDowell DeMolay Chapter, in Greenfield in 1974. Shortly after joining DeMolay, the Greenfield lodge hall burned, and the DeMolay Chapter dissolved. In that short time before the dissolution of the Chapter, DeMolay taught him the Love of Parents, Reverence, Courtesy, Comradeship, Fidelity, Cleanliness, and Patriotism which he believes are the core values of life. Although Linda and Barry do not have children of their own, they have been heavily involved


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with the Masonic youth groups in recent years, serving on the cook crew at the DeMolay Conclave Sunday Lunch, Masonic Youth Day and Barry currently serves on the Grand Lodge Youth Committee. Barry has previously served on the advisory board of Taneycomo Assembly #100 International Order of the Rainbow for Girls and the Waynesville DeMolay Chapter. Barry has worked for Herschend Family Entertainment, Inc. for 38 years and currently works in the Technology Services Group. Today, they are considered the nation’s largest family-owned themed attractions corporation. He has managed an infrastructure team consisting of Network Architects, Engineers, Administrators, and Help Desk technicians while overseeing with the C.I.O., a 4.3 million I.T. Budget. As a part of the family of entertainment companies, within the Herschend Enterprises portfolio, they employee more than 10,000 employees that create, develop, and operate entertainment, tourism and hospitality properties that currently span 23 locations in six states. Berry’s IT and management skills will be a tremendous asset to the Grand Lodge as we continue to evolve our means of communication with the craft during the 21st century. It was at Silver Dollar City that Barry met his wife Linda Samons and they were married in 1982. His masonic career began at Washington Lodge #87 in Greenfield, Missouri in the winter of 1979 and became a Master Mason on February 29, 1980. Barry affiliated with Galena Lodge #515 in 1990 and served as Worshipful Master in 1993. He also held many other offices including Treasurer for 13 years. Barry is currently serving as Secretary of Table Rock Lodge No. 680, Kimberling City. He was honored by being named Secretary of the year by the Grand Lodge Staff at the 2017 Grand Lodge Communication. He served as District Deputy Grand Master from 1998 – 2000 of the then 54th Masonic District. He has held a Subdivision I card for 26 years and also holds a Subdivision III card. Barry’s knowledge of the ritual, by-laws, budgeting, protocol, and leadership skills will be a tremendous asset to the Grand lodge line. Barry is a fantastic mentor who has helped me grow into the Mason that I am today, but we won’t hold that against him. Barry and Linda are Charter members of the New Testament Christian Church in Reeds Spring, Missouri and Barry serves as Finance Director and on the Administrative Team. His wife, Linda, had the honor of serving the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star as Worthy Grand


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Matron in 2016 and Barry served that year as Grand Warder. He has been a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Joplin and Abou Ben Adhem Temple in Springfield, Missouri for 38 years. He serves on the class committee in the Scottish Rite and Secretary-Treasurer of the Past Masters Unit of ABA Shrine Temple. He has been a member of Kimberling Chapter No. 164, Order of the Eastern Star for 27 years, and served as Worthy Patron 14 times. Other memberships include the Order of the Past Masters, Missouri Lodge of Research, Stone County Shrine Club, Lake Stockton Shrine Club, Sword of Bunker Hill and the Elks Lodge 2505 of Kimberling City Missouri. Please join me in congratulating Right Worshipful Brother Barry and thanking him for his commitment to the craft in accepting this appointment.


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TUESDAY MORNING SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 8:30 A.M. CALLED TO LABOR Grand Master Jones called upon Right Worshipful Brother Earnie D. Wilson, Grand Chaplain, to give the opening prayer. With assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers, Grand Master Jones called the Craft to Labor in accordance with Missouri Ritual. Grand Master Jones welcomed the Brethren to the second day of the One Hundred Ninety-Seventh Annual Communication and then called upon Right Worshipful Brother Jonce Chidister, Chairman of the Committee on Jurisprudence to give the continuing report on the Committee on Jurisprudence.


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PROPOSED AMENDMENT No. 1 Right Worshipful Brother Chidister then spoke on the friendly amendment discussed the day prior, which affects the sections that concern Grand Lodge Dues, assessments and distribution. It was found to be in due form by Jurisprudence. Each Lodge pays $26.50 to The Grand Lodge for each Master Mason except those whose dues have been remitted and those exempted under section 18.050 and report in the annual term, which dues include a subscription to Free Mason magazine. Section 10.045 proposal was amended in sub-section four to state $1.00 for each Master Mason for distribution to The George Washington Memorial Association and $1.00 for each Master Mason for distribution to The Masonic Scholarship fund Inc. Right Worshipful Brother Chidister then moved for its adoption and it was seconded. Most Worshipful Brother Gail S. Turner of Jackson Lodge No. 82 spoke as a proponent for the proposed amendment, he stated that; The Grand Lodge has been very generous with assessments, that augment our per-capita each year. Two of these assessments, which were addressed by the friendly amendment, reflect that for a number of years we’ve given $0.25 per member for The George Washington Masonic National Memorial and $0.25 for scholarships. When we reflect on our history, when we had 100,000 members $0.25 created a substantial fund, today when we have a little over 21,000 dues paying members, the $0.25 doesn’t have such an impact as we would like. For instance, this year we only have one Masonic Merit scholarship. Could we not have a better influence with our children going to college, if we could afford more than one? We have other assessments going to children and other worthy causes of The Grand Lodge, but the scholarships we’ve just sort of over looked for a number of years. In regard to The George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 31 other state jurisdictions have increased


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their per-capita to $1.00 in order to further support the legacy of not only, George Washington but of the national consciousness of Masonry. Because, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, VA, is the only collective effort we do, as Masons across this great country. Missouri was a leader in its funding and its creation. We’ve had many leaders serve on their boards over the years. It is a first-class operation and it displays Freemasonry in a favorable light, for everyone to see. So, I ask your kind consideration in supporting this proposal, not only to increase our per-capita, but the allocation to our scholarships and to our George Washington Memorial, as we remember our heritage and our commitment to renew our support, for this beacon of light in Alexandria, VA. And to our students as they further their education. Worshipful Brother Frank Merica of Bolivar Lodge No. 195, spoke as an opponent to the assessment; With the endowment program, the distribution of funds to the Lodges has been eight dollars and some change. The per-capita fees have already been retained by The Grand Lodge, with the increase of the per-capita fee to $20.00, would cause the Lodge to have to pay extra money to The Grand Lodge, for the per-capita fees for an endowed member. This a penalty against the dues paying members, because the monies raised by the Lodges, other than maybe a fundraiser, will have to come from the dues paying members to be able to pay the per-capita fees for the endowed members. Right Worshipful Childister, stated he did not believe what Brother Merica said was entirely correct. There is a separate section, which deals with how to distribute the per-capita out of the endowed memberships. I believe that is limited to the greater of the Grand Lodge dues or Half of the return. Half goes to The Grand Lodge for dues and Half goes back to the Lodge Worshipful Brother Jeff Howard of Fenton Lodge #281 spoke as a proponent for the assessment;


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For the past several years, our Grand Masters have told us from the East, that The Grand Lodge has financial problems. We knew this day was coming. Looking at the required expenses of The Grand Lodge and the receipts from dues, they clearly don’t match. So, something has to be done. I don’t think everyone realizes quite where things go, if you look at the budget and the income, the dues from almost 4,000 members go to pay the mileage and per-diem for this Grand Lodge. So, there’s almost a quarter of the entire dues budget, that goes out today, with the rest of the year being paid by the remainder. So, if we want to be active in our communities, if we want to carry out the mission of Freemasonry, we are going to have to pay for it. This is a reasoned approach and I feel that by doing so, it will allow us to move forward as we wish to. Worshipful Brother David Gasser of Bernie Lodge #573, had questions regarding the proposed amendment; My biggest question is, what do I tell my Lodge our new per-capita is, at this rate? It is confusing the way it is broke down to me. You are asking for $26.50 plus all the extras is that correct? Right Worshipful Brother Chidister confirmed that was correct. “It would raise the current dues and assessments by a total of $15.00”. Worshipful Brother David Gasser continued; “Is this a one time raise, or will it be a yearly raise?” Right Worshipful Brother Chidister; “the increase will occur one time, under the way the legislation is written”. No further speakers appearing, Right Worshipful Brother Chidister directed the Craft to please mark their ballots, and after all eligible members had voted, he declared the ballot closed. All ballots for all proposed legislation were then collected by the Election & Balloting Committee and secured for tally.


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PROPOSED AMENDMENT No. 2 Proposed amendment to sections 22.030 and 22.040 of the by-laws relating to the purchase price of the endowed membership. It has been found in due form, Jurisprudence Committee has found it advisable. Right Worshipful Brother Chidister moved for its adoption and it was seconded. Right Worshipful Brother William G. Snyder, Independence Lodge No. 76, asked if the sponsors of the legislation would accept a friendly amendment to the effective date, rather than it being September 25, 2018 to make it October 31, 2018. Right Worshipful Brothers Couldry and Neese were the sponsors to the proposed amendment. It was moved that the proposed amendment, reflect a date of October 31, 2018 and seconded. Reason: Right Worshipful Brother Snyder had three life membership payments in hand, at the Lodge as written. They are not payment plans they are payments in full, and he felt as though it would be; “really easy for someone to say, they were not going to accept those at the rate of $750.00”. He did not want to put Jeff or anyone at The Grand Lodge office in that spot and stated he felt as though, if this amendment was passed, it should allow for the clearance of such business, in due order. Right Worshipful Brother Chidister, confirmed with the Brother that his intention was for the effective date of both amended sections, 22.030 and 22.040, to be changed to October 31, 2018. With no other speakers appearing, Right Worshipful Brother Childister asked all those in favor of adopting the amendment to the legislation to give the voting sign of the order. The amendment to the legislation, was passed and accepted. Most Worshipful Brother Jon Broyles, Adair Lodge No. 366 spoke as an opponent to the legislation. I rise in opposition to this proposal. I understand the reason and rational for proposing it, as we have certain fiscal issues that we need to consider, but this is a 3X increase in the price for an endowed membership. The issue about it is not necessarily the costs, it’s the effect of what the legislation will have. The legislation will not


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have a large effect on what is returned to the Lodge, that is more effected by the rate of return of an investment of that money, of the endowed membership fund. Because there are so many other endowed memberships in that pool, the additional amount of money invested per endowed membership would be diluted, by the several other hundred memberships that are in that and be divided up in a very small amount to each other one that is there. The large effect it will have, will be in effectively eliminating the endowed membership program. There will be a significant amount of people, that will not be able to afford this much larger, significant amount of cost for the endowed membership. Therefore, I think we are fooling ourselves, if we think it is going to have an effect on the return to the Lodges and to The Grand Lodge, by increasing this amount. Obviously, we have a fiscal issue, that was an easy fix to try to do, but I think we’re fooling ourselves, if we think that’s going to have a large impact on the finances of The Grand Lodge and our constituent Lodges, so I am opposed to this proposal. Right Worshipful Brother Richard Riepe, Grand River Lodge No. 276 spoke as a proponent to the legislation. We are doing our best as a body, to increase those millennials who will carry us on. In San Antonio this last week, I had the privilege in listening to a couple of those millennials. They are looking for something that has value added. When we try to cheapen Masonry, they look at their cell phone and their spending $100.00 - $150.00 per month for something to communicate with their friends. If we cheapen Masonry, we are not enticing them or encouraging them to be a part of this illustrious group. They are looking for groups who will allow them to study with them, to encourage them to think, to research, to read more broadly. They are looking for value added. If we cheapen our fraternity, we are telling them we have nothing to offer. Brother Jake Singer, Arnold Lodge No. 673 spoke as an opponent to the legislation. With all due respect Brother, I agree with everything you said, as a millennial, I feel it appropriate to say that, by large my generation are looking for something with meaning to it. With all due respect, I do disagree with decreasing the amount of money that it costs to


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have an endowed membership, in anyway cheapens the fraternity. I personally feel that the meaning of our fraternity is far beyond any specific dollar amount and that being said, I also feel it prudent to mention, that millennials have largely a more difficult time paying for large expensive things, by virtue of the fact that we are still very young and starting out in adulthood. Worshipful Brother Jacob Thompson, Silex Lodge No. 75 spoke as a proponent to the legislation. My college alumni association charges $750.00 for an alumni membership, that all I get is a magazine. What is this fraternity worth? I am 28 years old, I love coming to Grand Lodge and I love spending time with my Brothers. Value added is a great expression to express what this fraternity is and what we’re looking for. If I pay $750.00 to get a magazine once a month from my college, it’s not worth what this fraternity is to me. $2500.00 – even more - I would pay it. An unnamed Brother spoke as an opponent on the legislation. While I am in favor of having a vested interest into the fraternity. I feel that the $2500.00 that you get from a few members, could be far out weighed by a lower amount paid by much larger numbers, when they can afford to do so. No further speakers appearing, Right Worshipful Brother Chidister directed the Craft to please mark their ballots, and after all eligible members had voted, he declared the ballot closed. All ballots for all proposed legislation were then collected by the Election & Balloting Committee and secured for tally.

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bringing it to the floor by the body, Right Worshipful Brother Chidister moved for its adoption and it was seconded. Worshipful Brother Mike Singer, Arnold Lodge No. 673 requested an answer to his question, regarding the legislation. The legislation does not seem to address, what to do if the delinquent Brother fails to return the card indicating, if he wished to be dimitted, or wishes to have his dues remitted. I would like to know, how as a secretary, we go about handling the situations, in which we do not get a response? Right Worshipful Brother Childister, responded that his understanding of the legislation, “was that if a Brother does not respond and does not pay the dues, then he would receive the dimit from the Secretary.” He said that was his understanding of the legislation, subject to interpretation of The Grand Master. Right Worshipful Brother William G. Snyder, Independence Lodge No. 76, spoke as an opponent to the legislation. This makes no sense, we have a suspension process. You don’t pay your dues you get suspended. If your deserving of a remittance, we have provisions for that. What is the point of this thing? I have read this thing several times and I cannot find the point of it, other than somebody just wants to avoid the word suspension. I urge a vote no! Worshipful Brother Frank Merica of Bolivar Lodge No. 195 asked a question. What happens in the case, should I not be able to contact a delinquent member, by mail telephone or any other matter? I have one this year, where the member moved or something, all the mail I’ve sent has been returned, all telephone numbers on record have been disconnected. In this particular case how do I handle that? Right Worshipful Brother Childister, responded that “subject to interpretation of The Grand Master, I would suggest the record of The Grand Lodge show


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him dimitted and that he would be able to obtain that dimit, if he were to show up or request it.” Worshipful Brother James Leonard, Clintonville Lodge No. 482, “Secretary for life” spoke as an opponent to the legislation. Over the years I have had lots of members that just completely disappear and there is no way to trace them. We for a long time, if we could not contact them, we would remit their dues for about 10 years, then drop them. Worshipful Brother Curt Fulbright, Crestwood Anchor Lodge No. 443 spoke as an opponent to the legislation. Brethren, we all came into this fraternity knowing we all had to pay dues. If a Brother can’t be reached, that’s on that Brother to request a dimit. That’s his responsibility. Suspension is not a dirty word! If he doesn’t pay his dues, doesn’t contact you, that’s on him. He can always come back later, if he wants to. We have a process in place for that. You are not kicking him out altogether. If he wants to get back in, he’ll know how to do it. He knew he had to pay dues coming in, make him pay his dues! No further speakers appearing, Right Worshipful Brother Chidister directed the Craft to please mark their ballots, and after all eligible members had voted, he declared the ballot closed. All ballots for all proposed legislation were then collected by the Election & Balloting Committee and secured for tally. Right Worshipful Brother Childister discussed the Proposal to add a new section to The Grand Lodge Bylaws, which was read and received the day prior. The legislation had been referred to the Committee of Jurisprudence, the committee suggested a friendly amendment, which had been accepted by the proposers. Legislation as it includes the amendment:


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PROPOSED LEGISLATION No. 4 Proposal to add section 16.401 to the constitution and by-laws of The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. This has been submitted as an additional section to the By-laws, not to the constitution. Under the provisions of section 35.010 of The Grand Lodge By-laws. This legislation was found in due form as follows; Addition of new section 16.401 – Every Lodge must provide of each recipient of each degree, with education regarding the importance of the historical candidate’s proficiency lecturer (H.C.P.L.), for such degree immediately following each of his three degrees. Such education must include at a minimum, the information provided in a copy of the pamphlet on such H.C.P.L. a publication compiled by the committee on Masonic ritual and distributed by the Grand Lodge. Each such recipient must be offered the opportunity to learn and return such H.C.P.L. in open lodge or to a committee of his choosing. However, under no circumstance shall the learning and or returning of said H.C.P.L. be required. Right Worshipful Brother Childister reminded the Craft that for a new section that was read the day prior, for consideration today, it will require a two-thirds majority vote.

Right Worshipful Brother Robert Martin, Sullivan Lodge #69 spoke as a proponent to the legislation. Brethren if you want proficiency to come back, this is the first step to get it back. We have to work together to do this. I am a Past D.D.G.L., Past Regional Grand Lecturer, I’ve seen it, we need it. You know if your Lodge does not have anybody that is qualified to do a sub-one card, I will be happy to help you get one. You don’t have to do the whole thing in one step, you can do it in the first degree, you can learn that, turn that in. You can do the second degree, you can do the third degree. Brethren we need this, we need to get it back, this is a step to get it done.


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Right Worshipful Brother James Leonard, Clintonville Lodge No. 482 asked a question regarding the legislation. “Are you referring to doing a proficiency, having a couple of Brothers do the proficiency, to demonstrate the education for them?” Right Worshipful Brother Childister stated, “The legislation as written, would require that each recipient of a degree to be provided with a copy of the Historical Candidates Proficiency Lecture and be allowed the opportunity to learn and return the Historical Candidates Proficiency Lecture.” Right Worshipful Brother Leonard stated. “I was just wondering if, two Brothers after the degree would qualify as the education for them? We give them the booklet, we always do that.” Right Worshipful Brother Chidister stated, “I would consider that appropriate to do, it is not considered as part of this legislation, it is definitely not prohibited in any circumstance.” Worshipful Brother Donald Brunswick, Clinton Lodge #548 spoke as an opponent to the legislation. I’m prior service Navy. I was discharged. My memory is not good. We’re trying to get younger members in here, possibly other service members coming out. If they have the same issues, that I do, and this pass and we actually go to proficiency, this might scare them off to joining. Right Worshipful Brother Chidister responded, “Again, under this proposal this would not require anyone to learn or return a proficiency”. Worshipful Brother Bill Sherman, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 spoke as a proponent on the legislation. He stated he would like to recite some words that we’ve all heard time and again The attentive ear receives the sound from the instructive tongue and the mysteries of Freemasonry are safely lodged in the repository of


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faithful breasts. Mackey’s Encyclopedia, under Proficiency states, “the necessity that anyone who devotes himself to the acquisition of a science, should become proficient in its elementary instructions before he can grasp its higher branches.” And further states, “As speculative Masonry is a science, is equally necessary that a requisite qualification to higher degree, should be a suitable proficiency in a preceeding one.” Have we tampered with a landmark here? Anderson’s second addition to his constitution page 71 sites what he calls an “old record”. Which states that, “In the rein of King Edward III, it was ordained that Master Masons or Masters of the work shall be examined, whether they be of cunning to serve their lords.” Edward took the throne in 1327, 400 years before the formation of The Grand Lodge. We’re given by our own Henry C. Chiles, Past Grand Master of Missouri, in his book, From Mouth to Ear, “that prior to the publication of Anderson’s Constitution, the Masonic Lecturers were arranged in the form of question and answers, a catechism, which according to Webster, means a form of instruction by questions and answers.” What we now refer to as the Historical Candidates Lectures, is long stood as the method of giving basic instruction in Freemasonry to our candidates. It’s through this basic instruction that he begins to truly learn the pure principles of our order. We’ve used this method of making Masons for centuries. It was used long before the period of Grand Lodge development, through the trials and tribulations of the early years of this Nation, through the dark times of the Morgan affair, and the Civil War. It’s an interictal part of our fraternity, when our membership peaked in the middle of the last century and obviously taking it away, has not slowed our decline in membership. Man’s long been in search of that of which was lost, the one thing that Masonry has to offer, that no institution has, is Masonry. We’ve long talked about our problems and decline in membership and its time to do something. Quit talking and take action. I am in favor of this legislation! Right Worshipful Brother Josh Thompson, Compass Lodge No. 120 wanted to clarify; “This is not a question of returning proficiency, this is a question of providing education to candidates. It changes nothing about the law as it currently exists, which it why it can be added as a new section.”


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Right Worshipful Brother Robert Martin, Sullivan Lodge No. 69, spoke as a proponent on the legislation I’m a little dyslexic, I have trouble learning at times, I admit it. But, how many of you have seen a Brother turn in his proficiency and fail? If he did fail, he’d come back the next time and pass. You know, I’ve seen guys that probably should have failed, pass. But to be able to build up that comradery with that Brother, one on one, when you go to his house or he comes to your house and you work on this stuff together, you build up a lifetime friendship. We initiated, pass and raise them and say thank you brother, you owe $60.00 dues, see you next month. We need to work with these Brothers, we need to teach them how to do it. I am working with a Brother right now, we raised him in May, he’s our Junior Steward this year. He said, that he doesn’t understand this stuff. I said, I will work with you and you will understand what’s going on in Lodge and you won’t feel like a fish out of water.

No further speakers appearing, Right Worshipful Brother Chidister directed the Craft to please mark their ballots, and after all eligible members had voted, he declared the ballot closed. All ballots for all proposed legislation were then collected by the Election & Balloting Committee and removed for tally.

APPROVAL OF GRAND LODGE COMMITTEE REPORTS Grand Master Jones informed the Craft that there were Grand Lodge Committee reports to be approved, which he stated were found in the Report Book handed out at registration. The Grand Master then moved to accept the reports. It was seconded and there was no discussion. Motion Passed.


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REPORT OF THE NECROLOGY COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, There is a story that provides a lesson for Freemasons, especially at an occasion such as this. It was a story first told by anthropologist Gregory Bateson to the American writer Stewart Brand. The story relates to New College which was founded in 1379 as one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. At the heart of New College lies a dining hall that features expansive oak beams across its ceiling. About a century ago an entomologist discovered that the beams were infested with beetles and would need to be replaced. The College agonized over where they might find oaks of sufficient size and quality to make new beams. Stewart Brand recounts that one of the Junior Fellows stuck his neck out and suggested that there might be some worthy oaks on the College lands because the colleges are endowed with pieces of land scattered across the country which are run by a college Forester. They called in the College Forester and asked him if there were any oaks for possible use. He pulled his forelock and said, “Well sirs, we was wonderin’ when you’d be askin’.” Upon further inquiry it was discovered that when the College was founded, a grove of oaks had been planted to replace the beams in the dining hall when they became beetly because oak beams always become beetly in the end. This plan had been passed down from one Forester to the next for over five hundred years saying, “You don’t cut them oaks. Them’s for the College Hall.” Even though this story is most likely a blend of myth and reality, it seems that we, as Freemasons, are called upon to perform tasks which are not unlike those of the Foresters who, for generations, cared for those mighty oaks so they could fulfil the purpose for which they had been planted. We are to live, preserve, and pass on the principles of Freemasonry so that generations yet to come will become better men because of our teaching and practices. In these moments we recall those brethren who have already made their journey to the Grand Lodge on High to whom we owe a deep debt of gratitude for giving us the example of what it means to live as a Freemason. The Grand Secretary tells us that from the reports of the constituent lodges 869 of our Brethren have laid down the earthly working tools this past Grand Lodge year including these Right Worshipful Brothers:


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RWB Donald W. Allen- Was a member of Moberly No. 344 and Brookfield No. 86. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 2005-2008, 2010-2012, and in 2016-2017. Right Worshipful Brother Allen passed away on November 8, 2017. RWB Lawrence R. Albright II- Was a member of Fellowship No. 345 and his home lodge was Neosho No. 247. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1985-1986 and he served as Grand Orator in 2002-2003 and Grand Chaplain in 2006-2007. Right Worshipful Brother Albright passed away on February 4, 2018. RWB Charles O. Bridges- Was a member of Index No. 54, and his home lodge was Crescent Hill No. 368. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 2012-2014. Right Worshipful Brother Bridges passed away on July 6, 2018. RWB James A. Carpenter- was a member of Hazelwood No. 459, and Mountain Grove No. 158. He served as Grand Chaplain in 2015-2016. Right Worshipful Brother Carpenter passed away on December 2, 2017. RWB Loren E. Carriker- Was a member of Jackson No. 82 and his home lodge was Marceline No. 481. He was also a member of the Missouri Lodge of Research and served as Grand Tiler in 2010-2011. Right Worshipful Brother Carriker passed away on February 16, 2018. RWB Peter Cavic Jr.- Was a member of Algabil-Freedom No. 636. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1984-1985. Right Worshipful Brother Cavic Jr. passed away on March 28, 2018. RWB Dean M. Christy- Was a member of Salem No. 225, Vienna No. 94, and his home lodge was Twilight No. 114. Was also a member of the Missouri Lodge of Research and served as Grand Tiler in 2011-2012. Right Worshipful Brother Christy passed away on June 8, 2018. MWB Earl K. Dille PGM- Was a member of Warren No. 74 and served as Grand Master in 1982-1983. Most Worshipful Brother Dille passed away on January 31, 2018. RWB Robert W. Harper- Was a member of St. Marks No. 93 and also a member of the Missouri Lodge of Research. He served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1989-1991. Right Worshipful Brother Harper passed away on June 30, 2018.


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RWB Chester L. Herrington- Was a member of Zalma No. 545 and served as District Deputy Grand Master from 1997-2000. Right Worshipful Brother Herrington passed away on March 28, 2018. RWB Frank P. Lesinski Sr.- Was a member of Gray Summit No. 173, Union No. 593 and his home lodge Algabil-Freedom No. 636. He served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1991-1992 and District Deputy Grand Master from 1999-2005. Right Worshipful Brother Lesinski Sr. passed away on May 24, 2018. RWB Fred S. Livingston- Was a member of Henderson No. 477 and served as Grand Chaplain from 2002-2004. Right Worshipful Brother Livingston passed away on December 17, 2017. RWB Emory C. Parks- Was a member of Independence No. 76 and served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1976-1977. Right Worshipful Brother Parks passed away on November 29, 2017. RWB Bob R. O’Dell- Was a member of Brookfield No. 86, Marceline No. 481, and his home lodge Friendship No. 89. He was also a member of the Missouri Lodge of Research and served as District Deputy Grand Master from 1982-1987. He also served as a District Deputy Grand Lecturer from19871989 and again from 1991 till 2004 where he was then appointed as a Regional Grand Lecturer from 2004-2011 and again in 2016 to 2018. Right Worshipful Brother O’Dell passed away on January 16, 2018. RWB Nolen H. Rinne- Was a member of Jefferson No. 43. He served as Grand Pursuivant in 1984-1985. Right Worshipful Brother Rinne passed away on January 28, 2018. MWB Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. – Was a member of Algabil-Freedom No. 636 and the Missouri Lodge of Research. He served the Grand Lodge as District Deputy Grand Master in 1987-1988 and as Grand Master in 1999-2000. Most Worshipful Brother Soutiea passed away August 15, 2018. RWB Thomas L. Truman- Was a member of Kansas City No. 220, Ivanhoe No. 446, and his home lodge was Buckner No. 501. He was also a member of the Missouri Lodge of Research and served as District Deputy Grand Master from 2003-2005. He also served as a Grand Chaplain in 2010-2011 as Grand Pursuivant in 2011-2012 and again as a Grand Chaplain from 2012 till 2016. His last Grand Lodge office served was the Junior Grand Marshal in 20172018. Right Worshipful Brother Truman passed away on December 8, 2017.


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RWB Laymon B. Walker- Was a member of Nodaway No. 470 and he served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1995-1996. Right Worshipful Brother Walker passed away on March 26, 2018. RWB Harvey J. Wells- Was a member of Christian No. 392 and served as a Grand Orator in 2008-2009. Right Worshipful Brother Wells passed away on April 17, 2018. RWB Arthur R. Zellmer- Was a member of Crescent Hill No. 368 and served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer in 1991-1992, and again in 19951996. He also served as District Deputy Grand Master from 1999-2001. Right Worshipful Brother Zellmer passed away on January 5, 2018. In addition to these Right Worshipful Brothers and the many Brethren of our Lodges, we also bid farewell to two Past Grand Masters. Most Worshipful Brother Earl K. Dille passed from this life January 31, 2018. He was appointed Senior Grand Marshal in 1974 by Grand Master Herman A. Orlick and served as Grand Master during 1982-1983. He enlisted in the Navy and received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. Upon graduating in 1950 he went to sea duty, and following flight training he received his gold pilot’s wings in 1952. He had two tours of duty with the Sixth Fleet, left active duty in 1957, and served as Commander of two Reserve Units. Upon returning to civilian life, Most Worshipful Brother Dille joined Union Electric Company (now Ameren) where he ultimately became President and then CEO before retiring in 1992. He joined his father’s lodge, Clayton No. 301, in 1964 where he served as Worshipful Master in 1971. In addition to his membership in the York Rite, St. Louis Conclave of Red Cross of Constantine, Moolah Shrine, Allied Masonic Degrees, Royal Order of Scotland, High-Twelve, and the DeMolay Honorary Legion of Honor, he was a 33° Scottish Rite Mason and from 1989 to 2002 served as Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Orient of Missouri. He also served the national Scottish Rite body as Grand Prior of the Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, in Washington DC. Most Worshipful Brother Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. laid down his working tools August 15, 2018. He was appointed Senior Grand Marshal in 1991 by Most Worshipful Brother D. Robert Downey and served as Grand Master during 1999-2000.


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Following his high school graduation, Most Worshipful Brother Soutiea enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served for four years. Upon separation, he enlisted in the Missouri Air National Guard while being employed full-time first at Emerson Electric Company and then as a patrolman in the Metropolitan St. Louis Police Department. In 1967 he accepted a full-time position with the Missouri Air National Guard where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel serving as Logistics Officer for the 157th Air Control Group and coordinated several overseas exercises in support of NATO. He retired in May 1993. The Masonic journey of Most Worshipful Brother Soutiea began with his membership in Gardenville Chapter, Order of DeMolay. He joined Freedom Lodge No. 636 in 1969 where he served as Worship Master in 1984. During that same year he served as Worthy Patron of Mehlville Chapter No. 187, Order of Eastern Star where his wife, Carol was Worthy Matron. He later served as District Deputy Grand Master of Division C of the 61st Masonic District. He was a multiple member of Harry S. Truman Lodge No. 679, Scottish Rite, York Rite, the York Rite College, Red Cross of Constantine, National Sojourners, Moolah Shrine, and a host of other Masonic organizations. Most Worshipful Brother Soutiea was courageous as he opened conversations between the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M. and the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri PHA-F&AM leading to mutual recognition which we enjoy to this present day. Let us pray: Almighty and Eternal God, the Creator of heaven and earth: we give you thanks for those of our number who are no longer with us here on earth, but through whose lives we are better men and Masons. Teach us to not only live for today, but grant us the strength and wisdom to so live that, when we lay down our working tools, those who know us will be strengthened though having shared in our lives. Amen. Fraternally submitted, Elmer E. Revelle, PGM, Chairman M. Robert Berger, PGM Larry C. Reynolds, PGM


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GRAND MASTER’S STANDING COMMITTEES 2017-2018 ACHEVEMENT AWARD: Clifford R. Dobbins-Chmn, James P. Ditter, Jeffrey D. Henty, George R. Shelley, Larry J. Dreppard APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES: Keith M. Bail – Chmn, Chris T. Harrelson, Jeffrey S. Stacey, Jack D. Olson BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD: Jon B. Broyles, PGM – Chmn., Steven I. Toybes, PGM, Larry C. Reynolds, PGM BY-LAWS: Daniel A. Sewing – Chmn., Jonce B. Chidister, Kenton T. Harper, Daniel F. Cole, PGM, Henry M. DeWoskin CHARTERED LODGES: James L. Lowman - Chmn., Kurt V. Osmundson, Michael L. Dodd, John P. Tate CORRESPONDENCE: William Snyder – Chmn., Matthew D. Ruth, Aaron Shoemaker CREDENTIALS: William B. Van Meter – Chmn., Morris F. Coburn, Ronald M. Hickey, Mitchell S. Parsons, Ronald D. Reynolds, Grant G. Smith, Don L. Taylor. ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS: Ronald D. Jones – Chmn., Larry C. Reynolds, PGM, David W. Haywood, PGM, Gail S. Turner, PGM, Emmett J. Bryson FORMS AND CEREMONIES: Gail S. Turner, PGM – Chmn., Stanton T. Brown, II, Rick Kaeser, G. David Wheelock GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL MEMORIAL: Ronald D. Jones – Chmn, Robert T. Thomas, Stanton T. Brown, II, Jeffrey S. Pennington GRAND LODGE OFFICE OVERSIGHT: Ronald D. Jones – Chmn., Robert T. Thomas, Stanton T. Brown, II, Barry V. Cundiff, and Jeffrey S. Pennington GRAND MASTER’S ADDRESS: Richard L. Smith, PGM – Chmn.


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INSURANCE: Dave R. Ingersoll-Chmn., Paul W. Black, Larry D. Byars, Kenneth L. Dunlap INVESTMENT: Steven Duncan – Chmn., Ronald D. Jones, Robert T. Thomas, Stanton T. Brown, II, Barry V. Cundiff, Jeffrey S. Pennington, James D. Schepers JURISPRUDENCE: Jonce B. Chidister – Chmn., Scott Gardner, Douglas D. Ritterskamp, Kevin L. Walden, John C. Caraker LIBRARY: John W. Hess, PGM – Chmn., Randy C. Davis, Douglas H. Reece, Ty G. Treutelaar, Dale R. Roller LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION: Larry C. Reynolds, PGM, David W. Haywood, PGM LONG RANGE PLANNING: Ronald D. Jones-Chmn, All Advancing Line Officers, Christopher E. Tilley, Earnie D. Wilson, James E. McManigle MASONIC CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION: Richard W. Kaeser – Chmn., Charles F. Wiegert, Kevin M. Fuller, Emmett J. Bryson MASONIC EDUCATION: David B. Brown – Chmn., Robert S. Efken, Mitchell S. Penn, James L. Lowman, Byron W. DeLear, Earnie D. Wilson MASONIC PUBLICATIONS: Ronald D. Jones - Chmn., Robert T. Thomas, Stanton T. Brown, II, Barry V. Cundiff, Editor David W. Haywood, PGM, Jeffrey S. Pennington. MILEAGE AND PER DIEM: Mitchell C. Weinsting – Chmn., Eric R. Peterson, Bobbie E. White, Joseph S. Russell, Terry N. Wells, Mark E. Hamilton, Jack Kairy, Lloyd G. Lyon, Duane Dimmitt, Gregory W. Yoder NECROLOGY: Elmer E. Revelle, PGM – Chmn., M. Robert Berger, PGM, Larry C. Reynolds, PGM PUBLIC RELATIONS: Joshua A. Thompson – Chmn., Kyle R. Palacios, Randy C. Davis, Rick A. Kingcade, Kurt V. Osmundson PR SOCIAL MEDIA: Subcommittee: Randy C. Davis


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RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES: John W. Hess, PGM-Chmn, Glenn E. Means, PGM RELIEF AND CHARITY: Ronald D. Jones – Chmn., Stanton T. Brown, II, Barry V. Cundiff, James d. Schepers, Jeff Quibell RITUAL: Grand Lecturer G. David Wheelock--Chmn., Bob R. O’Dell, Gregory E. Golden, Glenn H. Burrows, Wayne A. Gerdes, Thomas E. Kuhn, Christopher C. McLemore IV, Randy E. Jennings, Jon B. Broyles, PGM, Gail S. Turner, PGM SAMUEL SMITH STEWART: Ronald D. Jones –Chmn., Robert T. Thomas, Stanton T. Brown, II, Robert D. Couldry, David L. Ramsey, PGM, David W. Haywood, PGM, Jon B. Broyles, PGM, Gail S. Turner, PGM, Larry C. Reynolds, PGM SCHOLARSHIP FUND, INC.: Ronald D. Jones -Chmn, Robert T. Thomas, Stanton T. Brown, II, Barry V. Cundiff, Ty G. Treutelaar SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION: Barry V. Cundiff -Chmn, Ty G. Treutelaar, Rick W. Kaeser, Charles F. Wiegert, Kevin M. Fuller, Emmett J. Bryson, Brain P. Maenner, Lloyd G. Lyon, Steve D. Duncan WAYS AND MEANS: James D. Schepers – Chmn., Taz A. Meyer, Christopher B. Jones, Daniel J. Ward, Steven D. Duncan YOUTH: Michael J. Lodholz – Chmn., Gary W. Dryer, Randy C. Davis, Wesley Pitman, Lawrence S. Cameron, Barry W. Jenkins

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 2017-2018 APPENDANT BODY RELATIONS: Kevin B. Sample-Chmn, Mitchell C. Weinsting, Jeffrey C. Kitsmiller, Sr. MEMBERSHIP: Christopher E. Tilley – Chmn., R. Michael Bickel, Jacob W. Thompson, Patrick C. Squires 212: Jon B. Broyles, PGM-Chm, John W. Siscel, III PROFICIENCY: Glenn H. Burrows, Jr, Chmn, Larry C. Reynolds, Richard W. Kaeser, Jr, Kevin B. Sample, Joshua A. Thompson


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, No business was presented to the committee. Fraternally submitted,

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BY-LAWS 197th 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 By-Laws was placed on the Grand Lodge website for viewing, downloading, or printing. This updated version incorporates all amendments and resolutions passed and adopted at the 196th Annual Communication. 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. Your Committee on By-Laws continues 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, Decisions, and Edicts continually add, remove or clarify 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 studied and examined to determine whether or not they reflect the best practices and policies of the Grand Lodge. Those reviews frequently result in legislation being proposed to codify those best practices and policies. When reviewing the Constitution and By-Laws, as well as the many annotations to its provisions, the Committee notes that it does not have the ability to alter the meaning or substance of any provision. All revisions adopted by this Committee 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.


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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, Henry M. Dewoskin Kenton T. Harper Jonce B. Chidister Daniel F. Cole, PGM Daniel A. Sewing, Chairman


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REPORT OF THE CHARTERED LODGES COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, the Committee on Chartered Lodges would like to report the following information for the Masonic year of 2017-2018.

Lodge Consolidations 2017-2018: LINN LODGE No. 326 consolidation with JEFFERSON LODGE No. 43 to form JEFFERSON LODGE No. 43 effective NOVEMBER 1, 2017 Jefferson Lodge No. 43 retains its Charter and Officers and Masonic Home Rep. HERCULANEUM LODGE No. 338 consolidated with JOACHIM LODGE No. 164 to form JOACHIM LODGE No. 164 effective NOVEMBER 1, 2017 Joachim Lodge No. 164 retains its Charter and Officers and Masonic Home Rep. TWILIGHT LODGE No. 114 and ACACIA LODGE No. 602 Consolidated to form ACACIA TWILIGHT LODGE No. 114 effective JUNE 12, 2018. New Charter issued to the consolidated lodge. New Officers installed.

Lodge Charters Surrendered: DAYLIGHT LODGE No. 678 Surrendered its Charter on May 22, 2018. Overseen by Right Worshipful Brother Tom Ross, District Deputy Grand Master of the 34th Masonic District.

Membership Statistics: Statistics are queried from the Membership Database, as reported by Secretaries as of July 1, 2018. These statistics may change as Secretaries continue to report membership information to Grand Lodge before the Stated Annual Communication.


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The Reported 2018 Additions and Deductions cover the period of 7/1/17 through 6/30/18. MEMBERSHIP REPORTED 2017 PROCEEDINGS: 35,811 ADDITIONS: Affiliated by Transfer Affiliated by Multiple Member Web Inquiries Petitions Presented Initiated Entered Apprentice Passed to Fellowcraft Raised to Master Mason Reinstated after suspension for non-payment of dues

41 97 274 844 767 769 754 668

DEDUCTIONS: Suspended for non-payment of dues Dimits Dimitted without privileges Dimitted to complete transfer of membership Deaths Expelled for Un-Masonic Conduct

1804 258 103 105 1133 11

MEMBERSHIP AS OF 7/01/2018 Loss of membership during current period

32,298 3414

INFORMATIONAL STATISTICS ONLY: 50 Year Members (from 07-01-2017 and 06/30/2018) Total 50 year members as of June 30, 2017

442 6242

Endowed Memberships purchased (from 07-01-2017 and 06/30/2018) Total Living Endowed Members as of June 30, 2018 Total Endowed Memberships

227 4360 5487

Remitted Dues between 07-01-2017 and 06/30/2018 (Multiply that times $20.50 Per MM) Equals a loss of revenue

791 $16,215.50

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Trends: Numbers by last 5 years:

2013

Total Membership: 41,837

2014

40,488

1,044

887

956

920

939

4

2015

39,984

1,237

1,819

1,094

1,100

1,064

6

2016

38,767

1,162

1,730

1,008

1,025

1,028

2

2017

35,811

1,401

1,778

887

898

921

7

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32,297

1,133

1,804

767

769

754

3

Year:

Deaths:

Suspended:

EA:

FC:

MM:

Consolidations:

1,097

895

973

992

1,000

7

As you can see with the numbers laid out by year that our membership (mainly with the raising of new Master Masons) is getting worse. We are not sure why this number is decreasing yearly. It might have to do with lodges not getting out there and trying to bring in new members with outreach programs, or open houses, or engaging our DeMolay boys into wanting to become Masons. What we do know is that this is the worst year in 5 years for Raisings. Lodge consolidations within the last 5 years seems to fluctuate, but not as bad as 2013, and 2017. This committee predicts more on the horizon though based on the amount of members in each district compared to the number of lodges within the district. One example is we have a district in the state that has 194 members and a total of 5 lodges in that district. That averages out to around 39 members per lodge (if they were split evenly). The actual number of Master Masons in each lodge is: 19, 60, 44, 51, 20, with a total in the district of 1 Candidate, 3 EAs (1989, 1990, and 1992), 0 FCs. (one lodge has not raised anyone since 1999). As for candidates, EAs, FCs, that have been in the wings for some time since the database was put in place, Withdrawn Failure to advance numbers this year was 1269. We know that number seems high for one year, but you have remember that secretaries are starting to really get the hang of the new database system, and new secretaries and secretary assistants are starting to clean up their membership records that have not been done in some time. This is not the job of the Grand Lodge, but the local lodges to maintain their membership records.


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We can’t stop members from dying (We have asked them to stop and they did not return our calls). In 5 years we have lost 7,074 members to death. That averages to 1415 per year (we rounded up the .8). This year was not as bad as some of the previous years. Underperforming lodges have a lot to do with our declining numbers. We have 57 out of 323 (We do not count MLR) lodges that have not raised any brothers in this state since a certain year. Dates and lodges are as follows: Year Last Raised: 1999

MMs Raised: 1

2003

1

2009

1

2010

3

2011

3

2012

3

2013

2

2014

4

2015

17

2016

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If this trend continues the odds do not look to good for our craft in the form of growth. The committee does have some good news in regards of lodge activity on the Grand Lodge Database. What used to be a very low percentage of membership signup on the Grand Lodge portal, it has gone up this year verses its inception. This means the membership can see posts and updates from their lodge secretaries in regards to upcoming events in their lodges and lodges around them. We still also have to remind our brothers to sign up for the portal. Lodge secretaries and secretary assistants need to start utilizing the tools that we paid for that come with the database. IE: paying lodge dues online, reading meeting minutes and financial reports, getting updates on lodge activity, and seeing their own membership records. We have to get into the 21st century and adapt to technology like the internet, social media, and the database portal. If we don’t adapt and keep up with the ever changing society we will eventually become invisible to the outside world. Assign a technology/social media committee in your lodges if need be.


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SUGGESTIONS Unfortunately, like all the Chartered Lodges Committees before us, we do not have the magic answer how to increase our numbers and keep members active. If we did, we would share it with every lodge, and jurisdiction though out the United States!! We would like to suggest the following ideas to try if your lodge hasn’t (we are also open to other suggestions. Sharing knowledge helps everyone!):

1. Hold open houses and advertise them within the community. 2. Meet with the local school districts and see how your lodge can help out. 3. Participate in charitable events within your community. Even if you have to team up with one or two other lodges to make this happen. We are all in this together. 4. Build and strengthen the relationship within your lodges. Hold events for the membership to attend outside the lodge walls. Team building and brotherhood events. 5. GET OUT OF YOUR LODGE BUILDINGS AND BE SEEN IN THE COMMUNITY! 6. Utilize social media to advertise your lodge and the events it holds. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) 7. Partner up with a local radio or TV station to do something for the homeless, veterans, kids, etc. 8. Open your lodge up to the world. We are a secret society, but we do not have that many cool secrets to hide…. “Taking good men and making them better” is something we should share with the world!! 9. Start utilizing the Grand Lodge Online Portal Database and share with your lodge membership how to get setup, to use all the great features, and upcoming features (Grand View Social). This would be especially helpful to lodges that go dark for the membership to stay engaged with lodges that operate during the summer


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The Grand Lodge Public Relations Committee has been working on some new innovative ideas to assist us with getting ourselves out there in the public. Hopefully these tools will assist lodges in bringing in new members. We have a mentoring program that has been out for a while. Lodges have not been utilizing this to teach and educate the membership like they did when it first came out. We would suggest that the incoming Worshipful Masters and Wardens pick one or two brothers in the lodge to become Mentoring Officers to teach the new members about what they joined and why we do it. If they don’t know about all we do, why would they pay or stay involved? This is where lodges are falling down and are accountable, we get these brothers in either in the lodges the traditional way, or a C2A, and then we abandon them. We tell them when they become a Master Mason: “Congratulations Brother!! Pay this year’s dues to get a dues card!! Here is some stuff to read, learn it!! We meet on these nights!! Travel to other lodges (the new guy has no clue where they are) to learn and see more degrees!! Learn this chair because we have plans for you to slingshot you to the east!! Here join these other masonic bodies and become overwhelmed!! Etc, Etc Etc!!! You get the idea…. Take some time to sit down with these new guys. First and foremost how can you call someone a brother if you don’t know anything about him, his life, family, career, etc, etc… Communicate! Communicate! Communicate! Most lodges just keep the operations and behind the scene stuff to the elected and appointed officers. Once in a while after lodge gather around the alter and discuss some of the issues that the lodge is facing. Open clear transparency about anything and everything that is going on. Good or bad. It makes the brothers feel involved, and they might have an idea that you haven’t thought of yet (Yes, you don’t know everything about everything). New ideas and change are not always a bad thing. You might get an idea from that 6 month brother that will rocket your lodge ahead of the rest in your district. Hopefully the other lodges catch on, or reach out to see what you are doing to succeed. Deaths are an inevitable truth in life, just like taxes. We have to bring in new members to fix our drastic decline. This year alone just based on the current numbers from the database we have 32,298 members. We have lost 1,184 to death, and 1,812 to suspensions. If we balanced our personal bank


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accounts this way we would all be in a world of hurt down the road, just like our lodges are going to be….. This part is for the DDGMs and DDGLs. Travel to the lodges in your district. Make sure the Grand Lodge and your expectations are met by the officers who were elected and took an oath to see that the lodge is doing what they are supposed to do. If you see a lodge that is underperforming, or not actively using the database portal help them get squared away. If their ritual is just plain horrible, encourage them to hold practice sessions, or their own study clubs, and if possible help them get there. You took an oath as well at Grand Lodge. If you notice one or two members who are holding onto the reigns and power of the lodge and keeping progress from happening, have a chat with them, as well as see how their bylaws are written for the “power and control”. One or two brothers trying to do it all on their own eventually become complacent and lazy. Suggest term limits for certain positions within the lodge. The database has changed the workload of secretaries and treasurers, if it is utilized not only by you, but those in the lodge. Assistants to those two positions will help as well in getting things done, as well as training an eventual replacement for down the road (You will not live forever). Fraternally submitted, RWB James Lowman, Chairman RWB Michael L. Dodd WB Kurt Osmundson BRO 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: Brethren, Last year, this Committee reviewed a much greater number of the published proceedings of companion Grand Lodges and affiliated entities that had been made available to the Committee by the Office of the Grand Secretary or the Missouri Lodge of Research. During this year, the Office of the Grand Secretary has continued a procedure by which all correspondence and proceedings received from our companion Grand Lodges and affiliated entities were forwarded to the Committee. While the Committee labored diligently to complete its review of the materials received, interruptions caused by the Chairman’s travel schedule for his various Masonic offices, editing of the summaries of the correspondence reviewed was yet underway on the date of publication of the Preliminary Proceedings of the Grand Lodge. A completed comprehensive report will be submitted with summaries for publication or availability as may be ordered by the Grand Master. The Committee has also adopted a new timeline to follow for the timely completion of its duties for the 2018-2019 Masonic year. The following jurisdictions provided discs containing their Grand Lodge proceedings: California 2015 Delaware 2017 Florida 2017 Kentucky 2017 Louisiana 2017 Nevada 2016 Ohio 2017 Oregon 2015 Rhode Island (w/printed copy) 2015-2016 Utah 2017 Vermont 2015


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The following jurisdictions provided hard copies of their Grand Lodge proceedings: Iowa 2016 Rhode Island 2014-2015 Scotland 2017 Conference of Grand Masters of Masons in North America Commission on Recognition Report 2016 Additionally, the Committee received various memorial announcements of the deaths of Past Grand Masters in our sister jurisdictions as well copies of periodical magazines issued by various Masonic organizations. We also have received Grand Lodge proceedings that will have to be indexed along with any received in 2018-2019. Recommendations: 1) That the 2016-2017 Recommendations of this Committee be implemented in full, and delivery of all received items as indexed be placed in the custody of the Missouri Lodge of Research for research access by Grand Lodge members through the Grand Lodge Library. 2) That these items be summarized and directed to the Office of the Grand Secretary for possible submission to the Editor of the Freemason Magazine for publication in some appropriate format. Submitted Faithfully in the Brotherhood, RWB William Gene Snyder, Chairman RWB Aaron Michael Shoemaker RWB Matthew D. Ruth


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FORMS AND CEREMONIES To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, Your committee on Forms and Ceremonies was not given any assignments or other requests during this Grand Lodge year. Therefore, we have no report to submit. Fraternally submitted, Gail S. Turner, Chairman Stanton T. Brown, II Richard W. Kaeser, Jr. G. David Wheelock


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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, This has been a most enjoyable year traveling throughout the State and meeting so many of our Brethren. Every visit proved to be very enlightening as we conducted our schools and we had many good times. I thank you for your warm receptions. In addition to the Schools of Instruction I had the privilege of attending and participating in many other events including 50 year pin presentations, officer installations, the conferral of degrees and other special events. One event of special note was re-certifying the Charlie’s Angels Degree Team. While attending these events I observed, in some areas of our State, a noticeable improvement in the quality of the Ritual work, and in some places the improvement has been more than just noticeable. It has been remarkable. This improvement is the product of individual study, regularly scheduled practices and study clubs and schools of instruction led by the District Deputy Grand Lecturers and the Regional Grand Lecturers. In other locations there has been very little, if any, improvement shown so there is still much work to be done. I encourage all Lodges and/or Districts to consider forming some sort of study club or schedule regular ritual practices. You will be proud of the results that such an activity will produce. The District Deputy Grand Lecturers will be happy to assist you and instruct. The Regional Grand Lecturers are available for some of the sessions when their time permits. Your Grand Lecturer is also willing to attend and assist when possible. I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the excellent work that has been done by our District Deputy Grand Lecturers this past year. Their efforts are to be commended and are genuinely appreciated.


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Our Regional Grand Lecturers go far above that which I have the vocabulary to express. Their knowledge of, their dedication and devotion to, and their tireless efforts for the betterment of the Craft are exemplary. It is an honor to have had the opportunity to serve as your Grand Lecturer this year. I feel that progress has been made and am looking forward to continuing working with you in the future. Respectfully submitted, G. David Wheelock Grand Lecturer


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RITUAL To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, The Committee on Ritual met on Saturday morning, August 11, 2018 and was called to order at 8:00am with the following members present: RWB David Wheelock, Chairman RWB Mike Minton RWB Greg Golden RWB Glen Burrows RWB Wayne Gerdes RWB Tom Kuhn RWB Chris McLemore RWB Randy Jennings There having been no issues presented to the Committee for consideration, a general discussion ensued. There were no changes or decisions made. The meeting was adjourned at 8:45am. Respectfully submitted, David Wheelock, Chairman


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Subdivision I - Original Sub I 6789 Edwin J. Hogan 9/24/2020 32 254 C Sub I 6790 Robert Earl Hutchison 8/30/2020 13 151 A Sub I 6791 Thomas Merel Corum 10/28/2020 21 548 C Sub I 6792 Rick A. Kingcade 10/28/2020 19 391 C 6793 VOID Sub I Sub I 6794 VOID Sub I 6795 VOID Sub I 6796 Kerry L. Davis 12/2/2020 28 12 E 6797 Billy Dean Stewart 1/9/2021 35 26 F Sub I Sub I 6798 Joshua Edward Herbig 4/3/2021 27 40 E 6799 Darren White 4/16/2021 6 470 B Sub I Sub I 6800 Denver M. Wright, III 5/24/2021 27 84 E Sub I 6801 Kevin Austin Rogers 7/17/2021 20 450 C Subdivision I - 1st Renewal Sub I A-3308 Russell G. Humphrey, Jr. 11/2/2020 24 363 D A-3309 Wayne Hutchings 12/6/2020 37 234 E Sub I Sub I A-3310 William R. Siegfried 12/20/2020 15 149 C Sub I A-3311 James L. Kilburn 3/23/2021 33 283 F A-3312 James C. Morgan 2/2/2021 30 83 D Sub I Subdivision I - 2nd Renewal Sub I B-1975 Ervin Royce Wheeler 10/11/2020 35 522 F Sub I B-1976 Daniel R. Hatley 10/16/2020 42 327 G Sub I B-1977 Michael Paul Singer, Jr. 2/8/2021 47 636 E B-1978 Robert A. Gentry 2/12/2021 16 506 B Sub I Sub I B-1979 Harry J. Zerwig 5/23/2021 24 593 D Subdivision I - 3rd Renewal Sub I C-1304 Steven W. Walden 7/9/2021 14 52 C Sub I C-1305 Glen Ray Rosenburg 8/27/2021 43 680 F Subdivision I - 4th Renewal Sub I D-939 Elmo E. Turner, Jr. 10/10/2020 45 186 F D-940 Michael L. Apple 11/30/2020 27 45 E Sub I Sub I D-941 Richard W. Kaeser,Jr. 12/28/2020 27 281 E Sub I D-942 Wayne A. Gerdes 5/15/2021 30 375 D Sub I D-943 Michael E. Wheeler 6/2/2021 17 120 B Subdivision I - 5th Renewal               Sub I E-719 Christopher J. Newbold 2/8/2021 26 46 E Sub I E-720 Curtis M. Fulbright 3/15/2021 27 443 E Subdivision I - 8th Renewal                 Sub I H-294 Owen J. Lundsford, Jr. 9/12/2020 23 43 D Subdivision I - 9th Renewal                 Sub I I-219 Gary   Benskin 6/28/2021 34 271 F Subdivision I - 10th Renewal                 Sub I J-158 James R. Tinker, Sr. 8/20/2021 26 34 E Subdivision I - 11th Renewal                 Sub I K-119 Francis D. Jett 1/8/2021 27 281 E Subdivision I - 12th Renewal                 Sub I L-81 Kenneth R. Clements 10/21/2020 27 623 E Sub I L-82 William E. Broggi, Sr. 1/25/2021 19 337 C Subdivision I - 13th Renewal                 Sub I M-48 Stanton T. Brown, II 4/21/2021 19 501 C Sub I M-49 Ronald G. Galemore 6/12/2021 39 310 G Subdivision I - 14th Renewal                 Sub I N-33 Randall J. Jones 4/20/2021 35 439 F Sub I N-34 James E. Spencer 5/18/2021 19 391 C Sub I N-35 John A. Pace 8/27/2021 45 345 F


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Subdivision I - 15th Renewal               Sub I O-18 John B. Moss 9/12/2020 23 43 D Sub I O-19 Roger R. Adams 10/10/2020 45 586 F Subdivision I- 18th Renewal                 Sub I R-4 Stanley E. Massey 12/15/2020 15 476 C Subdivision II - Part 1 - Original Sub II Part 1 775 Henry M. Schmidt 12/16/2020 29 624 D Sub II Part 1 776 Dwayne Edwards 12/17/2020 29 230 D Sub II Part 1 777 Michael R. Thomas 4/13/2021 14 205 C Scotty B. Walker 4/30/2021 15 262 C Sub II Part 1 778 Sub II Part 1 779 Gregory J. Walker 7/18/2021 34 271 F Subdivision II - Part 1-1st Renewal Sub II Part 1 A-528 Dennis D. Heckadon 9/25/2020 31 342 C Sub II Part 1 A-529 Lawrence Guy Loomis 1/22/2021 24 69 D Christopher J. Newbold 2/13/2021 26 46 E Sub II Part 1 A-530 Sub II Part 1 A-531 Michael Paul Singer 3/22/2021 47 636 E Alan W. Kendall 7/26/2021 47 673 E Sub II Part 1 A-532 Sub II Part 1 A-533 Michael F. Smith 7/5/2021 35 477 F Subdivision II - Part 1-2nd Renewal Sub II Part 1 B-367 Joshua A. Thompson 5/1/2021 17 120 B Sub II Part 1 B-368 William R. Siegfried 7/9/2021 15 149 C Gerald L. Snyder 6/26/2021 35 177 F Sub II Part 1 B-369 Subdivision II - Part 1-3rd Renewal Sub II Part 1 C-284 George Barrios 2/24/2021 20 276 C Subdivision II - Part 1-4th Renewal Sub II Part 1 D-220 Richard Kaeser, Jr. 12/28/2020 27 281 E Glen F. Cron 3/5/2021 35 98 F Sub II Part 1 D-221 Subdivision II - Part 1-5th Renewal                 Sub II Part 1 E-175 Stanton T. Brown, II 4/29/2021 19 501 C Thomas E. Kuhn 5/17/2021 47 717 E Sub II Part 1 E-176 Subdivision II - Part 1- 9th Renewal                 Sub II Part 1 I-46 Gary   Benskin 6/28/2021 34 271 F Subdivision II - Part 1- 10th Renewal                 Sub II - Part 1 J-35 William E. Broggi, Sr. 7/7/2021 19 337 C Subdivision II - Part 1- 13th Renewal                 Sub II Part 1 M-14 Randall J. Jones 1/4/2021 45 439 F Sub II Part 1 M-15 James E. Spencer 5/18/2021 19 391 C Subdivision II - Part 1- 14th Renewal                 Sub II Part 1 N-6 Conley E. De Priest 2/15/2021 25 11 D Sub II Part 1 - 17th Renewal                 Sub II Part 1 Q-1 Stanley E. Massey 6/25/2021 15 476 C Subdivision II - Part 2 - Original Sub II Part 2 696 Rick A. Kingcade 9/24/2020 19 391 C Sub II Part 2 697 Scotty B. Walker 11/3/2020 21 262 C Sub II Part 2 698 Douglas W. Davis 2/15/2021 7 138 B Subdivision II - Part 2-1st Renewal Sub II Part 2 A-465 Henry M. Schmidt 12/16/2020 29 624 D Sub II Part 2 A-466 John Franklin Goad 9/3/2020 29 312 D Sub II Part 2 A-467 Robert M. Bowles 2/8/2021 47 673 E Sub II Part 2 A-468 William J. Sherman 3/3/2021 45 345 F Sub II Part 2 A-469 Michael Paul Singer 3/22/2021 47 636 E Subdivision II-Part 2-2nd Renewal Sub II Part 2 B-343 Roger B. McWilliams 10/20/2020 14 52 C Sub II Part 2 B-344 Michael A. Todd 1/24/2021 20 147 C Sub II Part 2 B-345 Kenneth D. Johnson 3/1/2021 19 337 C Sub II Part 2 B-346 Juan A. White 4/23/2021 27 684 E


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Sub II Part 2 B-347 Stanton T. Brown, II 4/29/2021 19 501 C Sub II Part 2 B-348 Dennis R. Adams 4/26/2021 20 450 C Sub II Part 2 B-349 Gerald L. Snyder 5/11/2021 35 177 F Sub II Part 2 B-350 Cecil R. Wagers 7/16/2021 18 625 C Subdivision II - Part 2-3rd Renewal Sub II Part 2 C-259 Dennis W. Spears 1/15/2021 18 659 C Subdivision II - Part 2-4th Renewal Sub II Part 2 D-200 Lloyd G. Lyon 9/13/2020 14 216 C Sub II Part 2 D-201 Richard W. Kaeser, Jr. 12/28/2020 27 281 E Subdivision II - Part 2-10th Renewal               Sub II - Part 2 J-40 William E. Broggi, Sr. 7/7/2021 19 337 C Sub II Part 2 - 17th Renewal                 Sub II Part 2 Q-1 Stanley E. Massey 6/25/2021 15 476 C Subdivision II - Part 3 - Original Sub II Part 3 668 William Stuart Inglish 9/24/2020 23 183 D Sub II Part 3 669 Rick A. Kingcade 9/23/2020 19 391 C William J. Sherman 3/3/2021 45 345 F Sub II Part 3 670 Sub II Part 3 671 James Quimby 3/5/2021 6 157 B Sub II Part 3 672 Rick F. Hutcheson 4/16/2021 43 587 F Stanton T. Brown, II 4/28/2021 19 501 C Sub II Part 3 673 Sub II Part 3 674 Scotty B. Walker 8/29/2021 21 262 C Subdivision II - Part 3 - 1st Renewal Sub II Part 3 A-482 Roger B. McWilliams 10/26/2020 14 52 C Sub II Part 3 A-483 R. Arthur Gentry 11/16/2020 16 506 B Terry Dean Coppotell 11/8/2020 24 251 D Sub II Part 3 A-484 Sub II Part 3 A-485 David P. McDaniel 3/27/2021 45 345 F F. Brad Fowler 1/4/2021 18 446 C Sub II Part 3 A-486 Sub II Part 3 A-487 Alan W. Kendall 7/10/2021 47 673 E Subdivision II - Part 3 – 2nd Renewal Sub II Part 3 B-350 Lawrence Guy Loomis 1/3/2021 24 69 D Sub II Part 3 B-351 Gerald L. Snyder 5/11/2021 35 177 F Robert M. Bowles 6/28/2021 47 673 E Sub II Part 3 B-352 Sub II Part 3 B-353 Michael Paul Singer, Jr. 7/26/2021 47 636 E Subdivision II - Part 3 - 3rd Renewal Sub II Part 3 C-272 Glen F. Cron 3/5/2021 35 98 F Subdivision II - Part 3 - 4th Renewal Sub II Part 3 D-216 Richard W. Kaeser, Jr. 12/28/2020 27 281 E Subdivision II - Part 3 - 6th Renewal                 Sub II Part 3 F-124 Geroge   Barrios 2/10/2021 20 276 C Subdivision II - Part 3 - 8th Renewal                 Sub II Part 3 H-65 Kenneth R. Clements 7/5/2021 27 623 E Subdivision II - Part 3 - 10th Renewal                 Sub II Part 3 J-40 William E. Broggi, Sr. 7/7/2021 19 337 C Subdivision II - Part 3 - 11thRenewal                 Sub II Part 3 K-32 Francis D. Jett 6/12/2021 27 281 E Subdivision II - Part 4 - Original Sub II Part 4 55 Dennis D. Heckadon 9/25/2020 31 342 C Sub II Part 4 56 Scotty B. Walker 11/22/2020 21 262 C Sub II Part 4 57 Jason K. Denman 1/22/2021 23 211 D Sub II Part 4 58 W. Stuart Inglish 1/22/2021 23 183 D Sub II Part 4 59 Robert A. Gentry 2/12/2021 16 506 B Sub II Part 4 60 Stanton T. Brown, II 4/21/2021 19 501 C Sub II Part 4 61 Ross Charles Anderson 6/19/2021 43 680 F Sub II Part 4 62 Michael A. Todd 7/23/2021 20 147 C Sub II Part 4 63 Robert M. Bowles, III 8/9/2021 47 673 E


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Subdivision III - Original Sub III 1215 Richard Taylor 9/5/2020 13 486 A Sub III 1216 Douglas A. Jonesi 11/6/2020 19 391 C Sub III 1217 Robert Young Miller 1/20/2021 18 659 C 1218 William H. Schwartz 1/29/2021 19 76 C Sub III Sub III 1219 Kevin R. Sykes 2/7/2021 18 617 C 1220 Cory Anderson 3/5/2021 6 470 B Sub III Sub III 1221 Christopher Wayne Organ 3/27/2021 19 614 C 1222 Michael D. Pulliam 3/21/2021 37 132 E Sub III Sub III 1223 Robert E. Kennicutt 4/3/2021 19 392 C 1224 Robert D. Couldry 6/13/2021 7 71 B Sub III Sub III 1225 Michael R. Thomas 6/6/2021 14 205 C Sub III 1226 Glenwood N. Patterson, Jr. 6/26/2021 28 164 E 1227 Ronald P. Wilkins 6/26/2021 28 256 E Sub III Sub III 1228 William E. Kapelski, Jr. 7/26/2021 42 496 G Subdivision III - 1st Renewal Sub III A-681 Thomas Corum 10/22/2019 21 548 C Sub III A-682 Daniel R. Hatley 10/5/2020 42 327 G A-683 Scotty B. Walker 11/22/2020 21 262 C Sub III Sub III A-684 Dennis D. Heckadon 11/10/2020 31 342 C A-685 Sy S. Harvell 12/29/2020 18 446 C Sub III Sub III A-686 Michael P. Brueckmann 1/19/2021 26 260 E Sub III A-687 Donald H. Vandegriffe 9/21/2020 29 531 D A-688 Michael L. Tatham 2/4/2021 19 391 C Sub III Sub III A-689 John R. Harder 3/22/2021 27 484 E A-690 John P.M. Singer 2/22/2021 47 673 E Sub III Sub III A-691 Cecil R. Wagers 3/19/2021 18 625 C Sub III A-692 Larry D. Darnell 4/7/2021 26 241 E A-693 Harry J. Zerwig 5/9/2021 24 593 D Sub III Sub III A-694 Richard W. Gibson 7/14/2021 19 501 C A-695 Jacob W. Thompson 7/23/2021 25 75 D Sub III Sub III A-696 Michael F. Smith 7/17/2021 38 477 G Sub III A-697 Michael A. Marvin 8/7/2021 16 506 B Subdivision III - 2nd Renewal Sub III B-397 Michael E. Sutton 3/9/2019 21 265 C Sub III B-398 Taz A. Meyer 10/30/2020 26 46 E Sub III B-399 Gregory E. Golden 1/27/2021 16 506 B Sub III B-400 Robert A. Gentry 1/25/2021 16 506 B Sub III B-401 Dennis A. Abernathy 2/24/2021 18 656 C Sub III B-402 Edward Wayne Hutchings 3/7/2021 37 234 E Sub III B-403 David G. Turner 3/13/2021 31 288 C Sub III B-404 Kenneth P. Mc Cutcheon 3/5/2021 28 119 E Sub III B-405 Dennis A. Bonjour 3/5/2021 7 269 B Sub III B-406 Thomas L. Cahall 7/23/2021 25 246 D Sub III B-407 Larry Malcolm 7/31/2021 19 337 C Subdivision III - 3rd Renewal Sub III C-244 Robert E. Hutchinson 8/30/2020 13 151 A Sub III C-245 Glen F. Cron 3/5/2021 35 98 F Sub III C-246 Curtis M. Fulbright 3/8/2021 27 443 E Sub III C-247 James L. Kilburn 3/22/2021 33 283 F Sub III C-248 Michael Paul Singer, Jr. 7/9/2021 47 636 E Subdivision III - 4th Renewal Sub III D-172 Robert E. Lee Martin 12/10/2020 24 19 D Sub III D-173 Richard W. Kaeser, Jr. 12/28/2020 27 281 E Sub III D-174 James R. (Russ) Tinker, Sr. 1/14/2021 26 34 E Sub III D-175 Melvin D. Collop 1/15/2021 2 168 A Sub III D-176 Dennis Ray Adams 7/6/2021 20 450 C


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Subdivision III - 5th Renewal               Sub III E-139 Duane O. Steele 2/24/2021 19 305 C Sub III E-140 Michael L. Apple 6/28/2021 47 636 E Sub III E-141 Cecil Y. Isaac 7/24/2021 28 131 E E-142 G. Dave Wheelock 8/3/2021 22 114 A Sub III Subdivision III - 6th Renewal                 Sub III F-80 James F. Sullard 1/4/2021 19 337 C Sub III F-81 George   Barrios 1/26/2021 20 276 C Subdivision III - 7th Renewal                 Sub III G-48 Gary G. Gooch 1/15/2021 2 168 A Subdivision III - 8th Renewal                 Sub III H-33 Francis D. Jett 6/26/2021 27 281 E Subdivision III - 9th Renewal                 Sub III I-26 Stanley E. Massey 6/25/2021 15 476 C Subdivision III - 10th Renewal                 Sub III J-15 William E. Brenneman 4/12/2020 30 528 D Sub III J-16 Harold L. Davis 7/6/2021 20 276 C Subdivision III-11th Renewal                 Sub III K-6 Elton Dale Mathews 10/26/2020 16 193 B Sub III K-7 William E. Broggi, Sr. 1/4/2020 19 337 C K-8 Stanton T. Brown, II 4/28/2021 19 501 C Sub III Subdivision III - 12th Renewal                 Sub III L-3 James E. Spencer 5/18/2021 19 391 C Subdivision III - 13th Renewal Sub III M-1 Randall Jay Jones 7/17/2021 35 439 F Subdivision IV - Part 1 - Original Sub IV Part 1 41 Edward Wayne Hutchings 12/20/2020 37 234 E Sub IV Part 1 42 Kenneth E. Brasier, II 10/24/2020 24 363 D Wayne A. Gerdes 2/26/2021 30 375 D Sub IV Part 1 43 Sub IV Part 1 44 Gregory J. Walker 7/25/2021 34 271 F Subdivision IV - Part 1-1st Renewal Sub IV Part 1 A-1 Stanley E. Massey 9/16/2020 15 476 C Sub IV Part 1 A-4 Guy Dave Wheelock 2/25/2021 22 114 A Subdivision IV - Part 2 Original Sub IV Part 2 40 Kenneth E. Brasier, II 10/24/2020 24 363 D Sub IV Part 2 41 Edward Wayne Hutchings 01/31/20211 37 234 E Sub IV Part 2 42 Wayne A. Gerdes 2/26/2021 30 375 D Sub IV Part 2 43 Gregory J. Walker 7/25/2021 34 271 F Subdivision IV - Part 2-1st Renewal Sub IV Part 2 A-1 Stanley E. Massey 9/16/2020 15 476 C Sub IV Part 2 A-4 Guy Dave Wheelock 2/25/2021 22 114 A Subdivision IV - Part 3 - Original Sub IV Part 3 40 Kenneth E. Brasier, II 10/24/2020 24 363 D Sub IV Part 3 41 Edward Wayne Hutchings 01/31/20211 37 234 E Sub IV Part 3 42 Wayne A. Gerdes 2/26/2021 30 375 D Sub IV Part 3 43 Gregory J. Walker 7/25/2021 34 271 F Subdivision IV - Part 3 - 1st Renewal A-1 Stanley E. Massey 9/16/2020 15 476 C Sub IV Part 3 A-4 Guy Dave Wheelock 2/25/2021 22 114 A Subdivision IV - Part 4 - Original Sub IV Part 4 40 John R. Hall 12/1/2020 22 114 A Sub IV Part 4 41 Wayne A. Gerdes 2/26/2021 30 375 D Sub IV Part 4 42 Edward Wayne Hutchings 5/12/2021 37 234 E Subdivision IV- Part 4 - 1st Renewal Sub IV Part 4 A-1 Stanley E. Massey 9/16/2020 15 476 C Sub IV Part 4 A-3 Guy Dave Wheelock 2/25/2021 22 114 A Sub IV Part 4 A-4 Steven W. Walden 6/25/2021 14 52 c


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REPORT OF THE GRAND SECRETARY To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, I humbly submit this third report as your Grand Secretary. The Grand Lodge of Missouri is about to enter its third year of operations that are centralized within the Grand Lodge of Missouri Online Membership Portal. This Membership Portal, created by Grand View Systems is a Cloud Based nexus of all operations in the Grand Lodge Office and is also used by 22 of the 51 Jurisdictions in the United States. The Membership Portal, while central to all Grand Lodge Office functions, also links 3 additional operational areas that, when combined, provides a comprehensive network of information sharing and communication across the entire State of Missouri. These other 3 operational areas are: 1. LODGE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 2. MEMBERSHIP MANAGEMENT 3. LODGE INFORMATION & LOCATION SERVICES For nearly 190 Years the Grand Lodge of Missouri conducted its business by receiving notifications from each lodge, at a minimum of once per year, of all membership status changes for the Lodge. As membership is “Lodge Business�, the Lodge Secretaries maintained their own membership records and, as mentioned, at least once per year, typically during Annual Return reconciliation, would communicate their changes to the Grand Lodge Office, who would receive the changes and make updates to the Grand Lodge Records. This reconciliation period would typically take months and require numerous correspondence between the Grand Lodge and Lodges. While this model of operation is certainly time tested and worked, it worked only as long as the notifications were received and updated and as long as the amount of information passed between the Lodge Secretary and the Grand Secretary was minimal. The more information required would result in more opportunity for failure on either side of the process. Grand Lodge functions with regard to membership are to ensure proper membership status of every member in the State and to archive those Member Records and their statuses for perpetuity. The Grand Lodge has an extensive archive of Member Records dating as far back as to


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the establishment of the Grand Lodge of Missouri in 1821. Most of the Member Records are on index cards and contain the Member’s Last name, and sometimes the first name and middle initial, which Lodge they held membership in and most of the time the date that they were Raised. These Index cards typically did not record much more than that. Sometimes there was a Birthdate, sometimes a Deceased date and maybe a suspension date, however most of the individual membership records were very limited with information which makes Masonic History research more timely. The Information recorded was limited because of the amount of effort, time and staff it would take to accurately record much more than that and keep it updated using manual paper processes. For many decades after 1900, the Grand Lodge of Missouri had more than 100,000 members. 100,000 active records is a lot of updates to individual membership records for a Grand Lodge Office staff of 2 or 3 people. That being said they mostly did not get updated except for what lodge they were currently in. The Lodge Annual Returns thankfully, did reflect much more information as to the status of each member but even then was not a comprehensive approach to everything about an individual’s Masonic History. A Historian would have to search many different sources of records at the Grand Lodge and at the Lodge in order to put together a person’s accurate Masonic History. Fast forward a few years and new membership statuses entered the scene, particularly with the added ability for multiple memberships in the 1980’s. Tracking these membership statuses has greatly increased the complexity and the expectations of the Grand Lodge Office. So much more that an increase in operational expenses and the number of staff have grown over the years just to manage it and the added Grand Lodge Programs that the Grand Lodge Office manages on a day to day basis. Expectations and requirements of a Lodge and the Grand Lodge have increased over the years which requires more things to be tracked and work to be accomplished but one of the main challenges that we have in the State, which I will add is not peculiar to Freemasonry but across the board in nearly every Civic or Fraternal Organization, is the number of members we have is decreasing and has been decreasing since the 1960’s. Membership is a complex issue, there are many variables and opinions as to a cause in the decline of members coming in or staying in and there is probably not one solution that can effectively combat the situation. The facts are however, that membership continues to decline which causes revenue to decline but expenses will typically continue to rise each year. While Membership in this Fraternity and what it is about is not about


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Money, but rather in helping each other and strengthening our Families and Communities, the number of Members that are on the rolls directly correlates with the amount of revenue that a Lodge brings in each year and unless that number is increasing the ability for a Lodge and the Grand Lodge to continue to operate with ever increasing expenses is impossible. I mentioned earlier there are certainly many variables, causes and opinions of why membership is in decline and just as many courses of action and opinions as how to reverse the trend, but there is one thing that we can all do right now, that will definitely help the Lodge and the Grand Lodge, and that is to cut expenses. The Grand Lodge Office has, in the past 2 to 3 years, drastically cut expenses to meet the challenges of decreasing revenue. We have studied and consolidated tasks, reduced the need for excess office equipment and we conduct operations more efficiently using technology. The position of Grand Lodge Office Manager has been abolished and those duties are now part of the Grand Secretary’s duties. We have reduced staff from 5 personnel to 3, and have cut postage costs over 50%. All of these measures put into effect in the effort to be fiscally responsible and to meet the challenge of decreased revenue that continues to drop each year. The Grand Lodge of Missouri Membership Portal is one of the key components to working more efficiently and in reducing expenses both at the Grand Lodge and at the Lodge, as it: 1. Organizes all Lodge Operations in one place. 2. Automates many duties of a Lodge Secretary. 3. Allows a lodge to send more correspondence to members by way of digital methods which reduces the expenses of the Lodge. 4. Maintains a connection to the Members and provides several reports that can assist in Lodge Programs. For lodges that do not send routine newsletters and information about events, they can now do so at a vastly reduced rate and that, perhaps, can bolster activity levels or at least reduce the number of suspensions each year from members that are not active or feel no connection to their lodge. I am not implying that this is a failure of Lodge Leadership, I am merely pointing out the reality of nearly every Lodge’s circumstances in that we are losing members at an alarming rate. Over 500 Members are suspended for non-payment of dues each year that


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have less than 5 years in the Fraternity. That number is not too much lower than the number suspended that have 5 to 10 Years in the Fraternity. The number suspended for non-payment of dues doesn’t actually drop to a level of less than 50 per year until they have over 20 years of service. I’ve heard a few comments from members stating “Society has changed and therefore we must change the Fraternity in order to attract members and retain members.” I would discourage the notion that we need to change the Fraternity. I would discourage it because I firmly believe that Society today needs exactly what our Fraternity offers. I believe instead that we as a Fraternity need to Change the way we communicate with Society. We have great things to say, but if the audience is not listening because of how we are communicating, then we are merely “preaching to the choir”. In an effort to change how we communicate we offer the enhancements available for Lodges and the Members in the membership portal. The Membership portal is not just for a Lodge Secretary to conduct operations. The Membership portal is a very important tool made available to each member of our Fraternity and allows Lodges to communicate more broadly to the Members and to other Lodges regarding events, meetings or information that can engage the Member. As soon as a candidate petitions a Lodge they are able to register in the Membership Portal. Once registered, members will have access to Masonic Education respective to their current Degree and candidates will have information that is appropriate for a candidate. Members that are registered on the portal are able to perform the following tasks: 1. View and Change their Contact Information. 2. View and Change their Communication Preferences 3. View their Masonic History and Offices held 4. View their Awards and Certificates 5. Participate in Masonic Education (Education opportunities will continue to evolve) 6. Participate in a Masonic Social Network (similar to other social networks, however this one is only for Master Masons in good Standing and allows members to follow the activities of any lodge they wish to)


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7. Pay Lodge Dues online (for those lodges that Use the Collection System and have set up Online Payments through PayPal) As mentioned Member engagement in the portal is one of the things that Lodges can do now to assist in communicating with their members. We are hopeful that constant engagement can help retain members and provide avenues for lodges to bolster activity levels with their members which will ultimately provide a constant and consistent connection that our distracted Society needs. Studies show, that increasingly, younger people are looking for things to add value and fulfillment in their lives, our Fraternity can definitely provide that, so perhaps communicating in the manner and method they are accustomed to can attract and retain our most valuable resource….Our Members.

2018 GRAND SECRETARY’S AREA MEETINGS This year, I again, increased the number of Grand Secretary’s Area Meetings to now, 13 locations across the state. As like last year, I continued to look at locations that we have held them in the past and filled a couple “holes” that I thought would allow us to reach more secretaries to benefit the Lodges in those areas. While that effort was rather successful, we still had over 100 Lodges not represented at the meetings and thus possibly missed out on some valuable information. Expanding on last year’s success we opted to provide training on the Online Membership Portal to showcase new functionality while going over the basic functions that did not change however, we did LIVE classes this year to show exactly what Lodge Secretaries will see when logging in rather than being locked into a static powerpoint presentation. This approach was more successful and we decided to give this same class each month at the Masonic Complex on the 3rd Wednesday of each Month at 1pm to 3pm. It will be my intention to also offer online Webinars that will allow Secretaries the benefit of receiving interactive training from their homes. 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 related to this operation. It is our Grand Lodge and its success is everyone’s success.


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TIME 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 AM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 AM

SITE Scottish Rite Temple East Gate Lodge No. 630 Wakanda Lodge No. 52 Mt Zion Lodge No. 327 Sikeston Lodge No. 310 Leadwood Lodge No. 598 Fenton Lodge No. 281 Kirksville Masonic Temple St. Johns Lodge No. 28 Richland Lodge No. 385 Osage Lodge No. 303 Masonic York Rite Temple Masonic Complex

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CITY St. Joseph Kansas City Carrollton West Plains Sikeston Leadwood Fenton Kirksville Hannibal Richland Nevada Springfield Columbia

2017-2018 AUTOMATIC EXPULSIONS

Event Date 12/02/2017 01/04/2018 02/26/2018 03/05/2018 03/05/2018 03/29/2018 03/29/2018 03/30/2018 05/03/2018 07/02/2018 07/05/2018 08/25/2018

First Name Middle Name Last Name Burton L Beard Dennis L. Purdy Darrell Dugger Ryder Ray Wilson Matthew S. Woolfolk Kaleb Michael Hurshman Nathan Haldiman Albert D. Lilly Melvin L. S Darrell Darron Cole Timothy R. Cordonnier Jack R. Yardley

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.


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FIFTY YEAR SERVICE AWARDS (434) Last Name Adams Allen Andrews Bader Bailey Bailey Bailey Baker Baker Baker Baldwin Ball Balwanz Banks Barbee Barnes Barton Bashor Bass, Sr. Baughman Beach Beaver Beck Beck Belt Bennett Bennington Berwin, Jr. Black Blackwell Blanke Blevins Blincoe Boeh Bonney Bower Bowlin, Jr. Bowser

First Name Roger Charles Billy Robert Charles Keith Kenneth Ernest Ronald James Ronald James Robert Carl Owen Claude Lawrence Eddie Raymond Paul Wilbur Milton Myles William Wilson Gary Gary Oliver Jerry Ronald Dan Garland Joe Henry John James Leo Kenneth

Middle Name E. L. D. A. R L. V. R. E. E. Harold P. H. M. A. R. D. R. Eugene E. Robert K. C. S. L. L. A. D. R. M. L. R. Dale D. M. L. Harold

Event Date 11/11/2017 7/25/2018 3/27/2018 10/31/2017 3/26/2018 4/25/2018 6/19/2018 5/5/2018 8/16/2018 9/12/2018 3/30/2018 3/9/2018 8/13/2018 8/22/2018 8/14/2018 4/6/2018 12/16/2017 10/2/2017 5/23/2018 3/7/2018 1/8/2018 11/7/2017 10/3/2017 11/21/2017 2/14/2018 1/30/2018 6/22/2018 11/1/2017 12/28/2017 10/17/2017 8/6/2018 2/5/2018 4/25/2018 6/4/2018 4/6/2018 5/10/2018 11/24/2017 3/12/2018

Lodge Name Carl Junction Kirksville Gower Meridian St. Charles La Plata Jackson Shelbina Jewel Higbee Xenia

No. 549 105 397 2 241 237 82 228 480 527 50

Charity Zeredatha La Belle Nodaway Raytown Fraternal Ancient Craft Summit Sparta Cooper Carthage

189 222 470 391 363 377 263 296 36 197

Gateway La Plata Lexington North Star Algabil-Freedom Marceline Salem Central Crossing Gate of the Temple Hopewell Charity Zeredatha Hopewell Pythagoras Savannah Tuscan

40 237 149 157 636 481 225 674 422 239 189 239 383 71 360


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Bradberry Bradshaw Branson Brashear, Jr. Brasher Brasier Brenner Brinkle Brown Brown Brown Broyles Bryant Bulliner Burgess Byars, Jr. Campbell Carlson Carter Case Cast Catlett Cavender Chapman Christopher Christy Chronister, Jr. Clark Clark Claypole Clements Clevenger Clevenger Coble Coburn Cochran Cole Coleman Coley Combs

Gary Jerry Russell Howard Macon George William John Ralph Jimmy O. Billy Paul Wm Gary Byron Galeon Lindley Ronald James Daniel Carl George Arlan Ernest William James Lawrence Roy Melvin Donald Rodney Billy William Donald Samuel Leland L. Wayland Ray

L. L. J. C.

11/7/2017 4/18/2018 12/7/2017 4/16/2018 2/14/2018 7/7/2018 4/1/2018 4/13/2018 12/7/2017 2/3/2018 12/8/2017 1/23/2018 7/20/2018 6/29/2018 5/2/2018 4/25/2018 6/13/2018 2/6/2018 5/28/2018 6/21/2018 6/20/2018 4/1/2018 8/24/2018 6/25/2018 11/25/2017 2/12/2018 9/11/2018 11/20/2017 12/2/2017 2/23/2018 10/27/2017 10/21/2017 10/24/2017 6/1/2018 5/23/2018 12/8/2017 3/12/2018 5/21/2018 11/13/2017 11/27/2017

Buckner Table Rock Owensville Hebron Spirit of St. Louis Fraternal Corinthian East Gate Robert Burns Overland-Occidental Dexter Ingomar East Gate Spirit of St. Louis

501 680 624 354 27 363 265 630 496 623 532 536 630 27

Bridgeton Rolla Raytown Webster Groves Wallace Holden Gate of the Temple Independence Webster Leadwood Carthage Sheffield Spirit of St. Louis Blue Springs Richmond Moberly Polo Breckenridge Independence Athens

80 213 391 84 456 262 422 76 98 598 197 625 27 337 57 344 232 334 76 127

Savannah Elvins-Ionic Cooper Granite

71 154 36 272

H. R. W. L. R. Dallas J. T. A. D. R. P. A. N. N. B. R. E. J. R. M. M. W. Alonzo L. N. L. E. E. S. L. Myron N. D.


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Cook Cooper Cossey Cottingham Coughran Cox Cripps Crockett Crook Crosier Cupp Curbow Davis Davis De Tienne Decker Dedmon Detherow Dickinson Dickrader Diehm Dixon Dobbins Dodge Dorf Duckworth Dusenbery Earl Eaton, Jr. Edwards Eiffert Elliott Enloe Eppright Facemire Fairley Farrow Fick, Jr. Finney Fisher

James Harold Carl John Jesse Kenneth Lawrence James John Melvin Joseph Roy J. Jimmy Wesley H. Gary Bobby John Charles David Bob Clifford Zane Roger Richard Wayne James James Jerry Howard Jonathan Gerald George Forrest Donald William Henry James Michael

T. W. D. D. J. D. M. E. Robert L. I. A. E. D. S. Max H. L. L. R. C. Eugene R. Shelby A. L. M. C. L. L. Ray C. A. W. F. Edward H. A. I. T.

1/29/2018 8/10/2018 7/31/2018 5/28/2018 5/28/2018 10/19/2017 12/1/2017 1/6/2018 3/11/2018 11/25/2017 3/15/2018 11/27/2017 3/14/2018 4/1/2018 3/12/2018 11/7/2017 8/29/2018 5/8/2018 11/25/2017 12/21/2017 10/15/2017 8/12/2018 1/19/2018 5/7/2018 5/18/2018 8/23/2018 10/28/2017 9/25/2018 4/18/2018 3/7/2018 1/31/2018 12/6/2017 4/13/2018 1/5/2018 9/7/2018 2/23/2018 2/17/2018 5/11/2018 9/28/2017 5/25/2018

Independence Summersville Algabil-Freedom St. Charles Meridian Overland-Occidental Osage Rushville Granite St. Charles Marceline Friend La Belle Gate of the Temple Montgomery Ava Mansfield Solomon Union Mokane Trilumina Branson Jefferson Acacia Twilight Cuba Charity Zeredatha Liberty Rolla Samaritan La Plata Acacia Twilight Gardenville-Cache Robert Burns Corinthian Norwood Ashland Fenton Gardenville-Cache Gate of the Temple East Gate

76 555 636 241 2 623 303 238 272 241 481 352 222 422 246 26 543 271 593 612 205 587 43 114 312 189 31 213 424 237 114 455 496 265 622 156 281 455 422 630


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Flett Fortner Frantz Frazier Frisbie Gaskill Gasper Gibson Gilkey Gilkey Gillespie Gillick Gilpin Gingerich Glascock Glenn Gollhofer Goodman Gordon Gore Goslee Gosney Grace Grate, Jr. Gray Gray Green Green Greenstreet Gregg Gresham Grogan Gross Grosse Gutman Haddix Haddock Hahn Halbert Hall

Milton Larry Eric James Delbert Robert Ronald Jesse Roy David Van Charles Ronald Richard Barrett Sherman David Charles Albert Curtis Kermit Alfred Darrell Charles Robert George Bobby William Willis Norman Ronald Richard Loren Charles Ronald James Billy Johnny Robert Johnnie

E. Leroy Henry E. Wilbur H. E. Sebern L. F. A. D. L. D. L. E. L. W. M. D. D.

5/10/2018 4/12/2018 12/20/2017 5/18/2018 12/19/2017 5/27/2018 9/24/2018 5/25/2018 11/8/2017 8/16/2018 10/12/2017 6/19/2018 6/28/2018 1/3/2018 6/17/2018 3/26/2018 7/18/2018 10/28/2017 8/19/2018 5/25/2018 7/8/2018 4/22/2018 10/26/2017 8/1/2018 1/6/2018 10/16/2017 3/23/2018 1/4/2018 3/20/2018 2/28/2018 6/17/2018 1/22/2018 5/23/2018 10/3/2017 6/22/2018 6/22/2018 7/1/2018 3/28/2018 2/10/2018 10/25/2017

Salem Gate of the Temple Brookfield St Francisville Clinton Gate of the Temple Charity Zeredatha Liberty Waynesville O’Sullivan Swope Park Algabil-Freedom Riddick Gate of the Temple Ashland Swope Park Sikeston East Gate Charity Zeredatha Gateway Nodaway Monroe King Hill Country Club Holden Fenton Leadwood Henderson La Plata Friendship King Solomon Compass California Montgomery Tuscan Clintonville Mt. Zion Excelsior Algabil-Freedom Rolla

225 422 86 588 548 422 189 31 375 7 617 636 361 422 156 617 310 630 189 40 470 64 376 656 262 281 598 477 237 89 95 120 183 246 360 482 327 441 636 213

D. M. H. E. C. R. E. L. T. R. E. Oliver L. C. J. D. Everett


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Hallas Hammack Hampton Hanel Hannah Hapner Harden Harden Harlan Harmsen Harris Hart Hartrup Hassien, Jr. Hatridge Hawkins Hayes Hays Head Hees Hefner Henderson Henry Henson Heston Highman Hilburn, Sr. Hildreth Hilliard Hobbs Hobson Holder Holifield Hollcroft Hollis Holt Hopper Hoskins Hoss Hudlemeyer

Nelson Dennis Franke Richard Larry Meier Stephen H. Thomas Howard John Marvin Cletis Joseph Terry John William Earl Billy Carl Loyd Robert Wayne Roger Virgil Arthur John Charles Donald John Gary Robert Billy Jimmie Waif Joseph A. Norris Jimmy Noelan

C. L. E. Wayne W. J. M. Park E. L. R. R. I. S. G. P. R. G. H. H. W. W. G. L. G. Carl V. W. E. M. J. Louis Gene J. F. D. Curtis J. R. W.

10/12/2017 6/13/2018 2/15/2018 1/25/2018 12/20/2017 4/20/2018 4/27/2018 4/27/2018 10/6/2017 1/23/2018 1/29/2018 6/29/2018 7/6/2018 8/9/2018 3/23/2018 4/3/2018 1/5/2018 2/17/2018 3/28/2018 2/26/2018 9/9/2018 9/6/2018 3/26/2018 11/4/2017 10/4/2017 2/26/2018 11/28/2017 11/26/2017 8/23/2018 9/16/2018 7/8/2018 11/20/2017 4/4/2018 11/4/2017 4/26/2018 1/19/2018 8/8/2018 11/30/2017 6/21/2018 1/12/2018

Lamar Algabil-Freedom Holden Corinthian

292 636 262 265

Pride of the West Buckner Buckner Huntsville Charity Zeredatha Pythagoras Sheffield Barnesville Vandalia Table Rock Lick Creek Galena Marceline Columbia Versailles Kansas City Mt. Zion Waynesville Lakeville Raytown Samaritan Blue Springs Cairo Glenwood Summit Wentzville Kennett Kennett Shawnee Temple Gate Fulton Woodside Savannah Equality Temperance

179 501 501 30 189 383 625 353 491 680 302 515 481 534 320 220 327 375 489 391 424 337 486 427 263 46 68 68 653 299 48 387 71 497 438


2018 Last Name Inman, Jr. Jackson Jackson Jacobi Jacobs James Jenkins Jenks, III Jewell Johnson Johnston Jones Jones Kaiser Karbinas Keeler, Jr. Keltner Kennedy Kimler Kipp Kiser Kohler Kruse Kuhn Lancaster Landwehr Larmer Larrison Larsen, Jr. Lawson, Jr. Leimkuhler Lercher Libby Litty Lloyd Lohmann Longwith Lowery Lowery Lupton

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI First Name Jerome Jerry James Conrad Vernie Jimmie Robert William Clifford Horace Thomas Larry Gary Tony Robert Cecil Joe Richard James Joseph Alan Donald Charles William Melvin Dennie James James Justin Raymond Donald Larry Hugh James G. Wilhelm John Leo Gaylon Kenneth

Middle Name D. W. F H. E. L. G. S. L. Mitchell F. M. L. E. J. L. W. E. W. D. C. Edward H. R ‘Bud’ R. W. E. L. G. W. Lynn L. Marvin Wesley E. H. C.

Event Date 9/28/2017 9/24/2018 4/19/2018 4/18/2018 9/30/2017 6/11/2018 10/14/2017 3/13/2018 7/19/2018 11/4/2017 3/16/2018 8/6/2018 9/3/2018 10/14/2017 11/6/2017 3/6/2018 4/6/2018 8/8/2018 5/18/2018 10/21/2017 12/7/2017 9/7/2018 2/6/2018 4/19/2018 4/4/2018 9/5/2018 7/12/2018 6/11/2018 6/3/2018 1/17/2018 6/29/2018 4/23/2018 10/26/2017 2/24/2018 2/24/2018 12/19/2017 6/29/2018 9/24/2018 9/16/2018 12/14/2017

203 Lodge Name Elvins-Ionic La Plata Country Club Meridian Independence Bethany Angerona Rolla Mt Washington Belton-Grandview Mount Hope Neosho Fairfax Cooper Granite Meramec Republic Savannah Wentzville Polo Moberly Cass Dexter Hermann Glenwood Granite St. Francois Meridian Meridian Hallsville Cass Waynesville Ivanhoe Gateway Lebanon Gardenville-Cache Sheffield Puxico Arrow Rock Sparta

No. 154 237 656 2 76 97 193 213 614 450 476 247 483 36 272 313 570 71 46 232 344 147 532 123 427 272 234 2 2 336 147 375 446 40 77 455 625 596 55 296


204 Last Name Mackey Macoubrie Maday Major Maness Mantle Marlow Marshall Martin Martin Martin Massey Masterson Mathews Mathewson Matthes Maxwell Mayfield Mc Arthur Mc Bride, Jr. Mc Burney Mc Cann Mc Cauley Mc Clanahan Mc Connell Mc Donald Mc Guire, Jr. (PGM) Mc Holland Mc Manigle Mc Millian Miller Miller Miller, Jr. Milligan Minier Minkevich Minnick Mitchell Mitchell Modglin

PROCEEDINGS OF THE First Name Robert David Richard Edgar Harold Robert Howard Edwin Jimmie Richard Boyd Boyd Joe Lester James Walter William Charles Douglas Harold Frederic Michael Kenny James E. Tommy

Middle Name W. Paul F.

Thomas James James Orbon Richard Shirley Richard William Oliver George Robert Thomas Mackey Herbert

K. Glen E. D. W. D. C. M. G.

D. L. N. J. R. F. H. E. Michael C. L. A. D. Neal E. D. A. J. R. L. George Gene

L. Van L. A.

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Event Date 5/28/2018 7/9/2018 3/20/2018 8/2/2018 3/28/2018 7/15/2018 3/9/2018 4/27/2018 2/17/2018 3/23/2018 6/18/2018 10/9/2017 4/25/2018 2/8/2018 6/14/2018 6/22/2018 1/23/2018 2/19/2018 2/17/2018 10/18/2017 5/22/2018 9/10/2018 6/22/2018 4/4/2018 2/26/2018 9/28/2017

Lodge Name Charity Zeredatha Friendship Saxton Salem Republic Daylight

No. 189 89 508 225 570 678

Henderson Mt Washington Lexington Acacia Twilight Granite Excelsior Alpha Granite Raytown Charity Zeredatha Colony Belton-Grandview Bridgeton Arrow Rock Belton-Grandview Raytown Harold O. Grauel Granite Kennett

477 614 149 114 272 441 659 272 391 189 168 450 80 55 450 391 672 272 68

5/21/2018 7/21/2018 3/8/2018 9/21/2018 12/6/2017 9/21/2018 11/26/2017 6/25/2018 3/12/2018 5/16/2018 7/30/2018 10/28/2017 9/1/2018 3/30/2018

Gate of the Temple Galena Bolivar Rising Sun Moberly Four Mile Censer St. Charles Republic Gateway Iberia East Gate Bolivar

422 515 195 13 344 212 172 241 570 40 410 630 195


2018 Last Name Moore Moore, Jr. Morrow Moser Munhollon Murdock Murray Neal Nelson Neumann Nichols Nolan Nold Norton Oehrle Oestreich Oliver Olney Owen Owens Parks Patterson Patton Pavlakes Payne Payne Peacock, Sr. Petree Phelan Philbrick, Jr. Phillips Phillips Philpott Pickett Pitts, Jr. Pittsenbarger Porter Portis Prather Price

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI First Name Jesse Basil Farrell Duaine Barney Jimmie Milton Glenn Edward Edward Wilbur Ralph Wayne Wesley Gary Ivan Jerry Norman Richard Billy Donald Alvin J. David Richard Alton Larry Garry Ernest H. John Wendell Travis Mancel George Larry Joseph David David Joseph

Middle Name William O. R. A. L. C. G. F. R. A. L. E. E. R. F. H. L. M. L. L. W. K. Marshall G. T. L. L. J. Dan J. D. D. James J. D. Benjamin R. L. E.

Event Date 11/9/2017 3/25/2018 3/4/2018 12/5/2017 1/19/2018 9/4/2018 4/6/2018 4/19/2018 3/2/2018 4/6/2018 3/19/2018 8/23/2018 3/16/2018 6/8/2018 4/12/2018 10/28/2017 11/18/2017 1/25/2018 6/1/2018 9/21/2018 2/28/2018 5/17/2018 4/13/2018 6/1/2018 5/22/2018 12/11/2017 10/24/2017 7/22/2018 1/20/2018 10/21/2017 6/28/2018 5/28/2018 12/16/2017 9/23/2018 11/25/2017 9/21/2018 1/24/2018 6/11/2018 3/12/2018 1/26/2018

205 Lodge Name United Gateway

No. 5 40

West View United Kirksville Independence Algabil-Freedom Blackwell Independence Butler Blue Springs Cosby Plattsburg Brotherhood Clinton Harold O. Grauel Republic Independence Gower Bridgeton Charity Zeredatha Ancient Craft Craftsmen Memphis Hornersville Hebron La Plata Poplar Bluff Butler King Hill Bethany Rising Sun Mount Olive Gardenville-Cache Western Star Rolla Fairfax Adair Willard

103 5 105 76 636 535 76 254 337 600 113 269 548 672 570 76 397 80 189 377 717 16 215 354 237 209 254 376 97 13 439 455 15 213 483 366 620


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Priebe Procter Proffer Pyle Quinley Rayfield Reed Reed Reeves Reisel Rethorn Rice Richey Rider Riebel Riley Riley Robbins Roberts Roberts Robertson Robeson Robinson Robinson Rodgers, Jr. Rohrbach Roscoe, Sr. Runyon Russell Samay Sapaugh Schaeffer Scott Scowden Scowden Seideman Shelton Shelton Sherman Sherman

James Clarence Marvin Bobbie James Joseph Elwood Brandon Maynard Richard John Jack Ronnie Thomas George Jon Jerry Billie Ronald Edwin Billy Buddy Paul James Peter Paul Karl Jerry James Russell Carl Charles Keith Donald Floyd Donald Harold Jerry William Barry

L. L. E. D. O. D. Leonard N. R. J. Vaughn B. E. H. Norman A. L. C. L. Lee Max

3/26/2018 10/5/2017 6/27/2018 6/16/2018 2/6/2018 12/21/2017 2/28/2018 8/17/2018 5/9/2018 4/16/2018 8/10/2018 2/17/2018 6/29/2018 4/30/2018 12/14/2017 7/4/2018 5/4/2018 4/1/2018 2/23/2018 1/15/2018 2/13/2018 5/11/2018 8/3/2018 10/28/2017 3/4/2018 6/1/2018 11/28/2017 9/29/2017 3/27/2018 4/13/2018 5/14/2018 4/27/2018 1/10/2018 5/6/2018 11/26/2017 5/1/2018 12/26/2017 9/25/2018 6/24/2018 6/24/2018

Adair Henderson Excelsior Stockton Shelbina Hopewell Friendship Belton-Grandview Temple Gate Tuscan St Johns Bee Hive Wentzville Kirksville Lebanon Cooper Cooper Arlington Trenton Grant City Galena Lathrop Tyro Tyro Spirit of St. Louis Craftsmen Swope Park Shelbina Forsyth Belton-Grandview Overland-Occidental Acacia Twilight Algabil-Freedom Zalma Zalma Neosho United Central Crossing St Louis Missouri St Louis Missouri

366 477 441 283 228 239 89 450 299 360 28 393 46 105 77 36 36 346 111 66 515 506 12 12 27 717 617 228 453 450 623 114 636 545 545 247 5 674 1 1

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Last Name

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Sherman Sherman Sidwell Sigourney Singer, Sr. Sipe Siscel, III Skaggs Smith Smith Smith Snow Sobery, III Stark Stern Stever Stewart Stoll Stom Storie Struble Summa Summers Sumpter Swan Swan Tarwater Thomas Thomas Thompson Thompson Thomson Thunhorst Tibbetts Tippett Toll Townsend Townsend Travis Treece

Melvin Alan William Jean Michael Donald John Aaron Dale Gary Ronald Larry John Joseph Allen Bernard Glen Samuel Nick Charles James Vern Gerald Artis Bert Ronald Lindy Olen John Jessie J. Jack Ronald Joe Vernon Perry Herbert Oliver V. John

D. H. E. W. P. L. W. L. E. E. James L. W. Wollam J. G. D. L. J. C. P. W. A. L. Allen D. R. E. D. Carl Gordon L. D. D.

3/26/2018 3/26/2018 3/30/2018 6/28/2018 6/1/2018 4/1/2018 12/28/2017 6/15/2018 7/2/2018 2/17/2018 7/16/2018 1/10/2018 12/28/2017 2/15/2018 4/25/2018 5/8/2018 12/30/2017 10/14/2017 2/11/2018 1/23/2018 5/29/2018 7/16/2018 10/27/2017 8/22/2018 10/31/2017 6/6/2018 12/20/2017 5/8/2018 5/8/2018 4/23/2018 6/16/2018 1/22/2018 9/12/2018 5/4/2018 5/29/2018 3/16/2018 5/30/2018 10/20/2017 5/20/2018 9/24/2018

Olive Branch Olive Branch Fenton Tuscan Algabil-Freedom Censer Gardenville-Cache Joachim Zalma Mt Washington Branson Shawnee Meridian Hale City Bridgeton Pride of the West Bolivar Trilumina Linn Creek Waynesville Memphis Nodaway La Plata Higbee Meridian Bridgeton Acacia St. Charles Arlington King Solomon Joplin Blue Springs Crestwood-Anchor Independence Memphis East Gate Savannah Ancient Craft Censer Acacia Twilight

576 576 281 360 636 172 455 164 545 614 587 653 2 216 80 179 195 205 152 375 16 470 237 527 2 80 602 241 346 95 335 337 443 76 16 630 71 377 172 114

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Tuttle, Jr. Twisdale Tyndall Vandiver Vaughan Vincent Vinzant, Jr. Vorhees Wagner Walker Walters Walton, II Wampler Ward Ward Ward Warner Watkins Weber West West White White White Wiggins, Jr. Wilkerson Wilkerson Wilkes Wilson Wilson, Jr. Wise Withrow Woodfin Wright, III Yates Yost

William Macon Frank John Bob Harry Eldon John Larry Donald Dale John Francis Jerry Floyd Clyde George Gary Robert William Patrick Justin Jack Floyd Chesley Harold Monroe Jerry Ivan Homer Calvin Eugene James Denver Robert Jerry

E. N. E. J. J. G. E. Selby D. O. B. R. L. L. G. F. W.

6/19/2018 3/28/2018 3/8/2018 2/26/2018 11/21/2017 11/25/2017 8/12/2018 8/30/2018 6/18/2018 3/22/2018 4/25/2018 7/15/2018 5/10/2018 4/16/2018 6/29/2018 11/26/2017 2/24/2018 8/4/2018 2/10/2018 5/3/2018 11/14/2017 1/4/2018 2/19/2018 8/24/2018 6/17/2018 12/19/2017 9/24/2018 4/20/2018 4/18/2018 11/25/2017 2/8/2018 1/18/2018 5/2/2018 12/28/2017 9/21/2018 5/3/2018

Cooper Belton-Grandview Hopewell Texas Gateway Clifton Nodaway Solomon Hebron Granite Temple Gate Woodside Brotherhood St Joseph Spirit of St. Louis Overland-Occidental Hopewell Naylor Meridian Glenwood Algabil-Freedom St. Francois Marceline Independence Gate of the Temple Pendleton Cooper East Gate Ancient Craft Hogles Creek United Union Zalma Webster Groves Buckner Fellowship

36 450 239 177 40 463 470 271 354 272 299 387 269 78 27 623 239 568 2 427 636 234 481 76 422 551 36 630 377 279 5 593 545 84 501 345

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2017-2018 DISPENSATIONS October 3, 2017 to Right Worshipful Brother Chris Marcum, DDGM District 17, and Weston Lodge #53 to hold an outdoor degree at Faulk’s farm, located at 19515 Hwy 371, Platte City, MO 64079 on Saturday, October 21, 2017. October 3, 2017 to Right Worshipful Brother Samuel D. Thomas, DDGM District 13, and Worshipful Brother Walter O. Haley, Master of Milton Lodge No. 151 to hold a Stated Communication at an Alternate Location for the purpose of Degree Conferral on October 13, 2017. October 3, 2017 to Right Worshipful Brother Emmett J. Bryson, DDGM District 7 to wear aprons and participate in the Northside Festival Parade on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in St. Joseph, MO. October 11, 2017 to Right Worshipful Chris Nickle, District Deputy Grand Master 45th Masonic District and the WB Chad E. Wagoner, Master of the Carthage Lodge No. 197 to ride on a float, wearing Masonic Aprons, in the 51st Annual Carthage Maple Leaf Parade on October 21, 2017 at 9:00 am. December 6, 2017 to Right Worshipful Dr. Paul L. Daniels, District Deputy Grand Master 33rd Masonic District and Worshipful Brother Harry L. Charles, Master of Lamar Lodge No. 292 to hold their meeting at Osage Lodge No. 303, in conjunction with their meeting, at 221 W. Walnut St., Nevada, MO 64772, on their regular meeting night of Tuesday, December 12, 2017. January 11, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Christopher C. Marcum, District Deputy Grand Master 17th Masonic District and Worshipful Brother Bret A. Ford, Master of Compass Lodge No. 120 to cancel its stated communication on January 11, 2018, due to inclement weather. January 11, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Clayton C. Cooper, District Deputy Grand Master 43rd Masonic District and Worshipful Brother Ronald D. Houseman, Master of Forsyth Lodge No. 453 to cancel its stated communication on January 11, 2018, due to inclement weather and have it rescheduled on January 25, 2018 along with the Special communication that is scheduled that evening. January 11, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Ronald H. Snyder, District Deputy Grand Master 16th Masonic District and Brother Thomas A. Patterson, Master of Kearney Lodge No. 311 to cancel its stated communication on January 11, 2018, due to inclement weather


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January 11, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Larry E. Potter, District Deputy Grand Master 14th Masonic District and Worshipful Brother Richard A. Albrecht, Master of Wakanda Lodge No. 52 to cancel its stated communication on January 11, 2018, due to inclement weather. January 18, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Ronald A. Peterson, District Deputy Grand Master 15th Masonic District and Worshipful Brother James A. Dunwoodie, Master of Richmond Lodge No. 57 to cancel its stated communication on January 15, 2018, due to inclement weather. January 22, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Cleo Fields, District Deputy Grand Master 31st Masonic District and Worshipful Brother David A. Gover, Master of St. Clair Lodge No. 273 to cancel its stated communication on January 16, 2018, due to inclement weather January 23, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother James G. Brand, District Deputy Grand Master 29th Masonic District and Worshipful Brother Dean M. Christy, Master of Vienna Lodge No. 94 to cancel its stated communication on January 15, 2018, due to inclement weather and have it rescheduled on January 29, 2018. January 23, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Christopher M. Nickle, District Deputy Grand Master 45th Masonic District and the Master, Wardens, and Brethren of Webb City Lodge No. 512 to hold a 103rd celebration of George Washington’s Birthday and Degree conferral at 401 W. Broadway, Webb City, Missouri, Saturday, February 17, 2018, wherein Brothers of Grove Lodge No. 187, chartered by the Grand jurisdiction of Oklahoma, and Brothers from Pittsburg Lodge No. 187, chartered by the Grand jurisdiction of Kansas, shall be permitted to confer 1st and 2nd degrees of Ancient Craft Masonry on a Missouri candidate or candidates, using the Ritual of their respective Grand jurisdictions: provided, however, that the aforementioned Lodge be duly opened and closed pursuant to Missouri Ritual conducted by Missouri Master Mason in good standing: and further provided, that after receiving due notice of this Dispensation, no objection is received by the Grand Secretary from the Grand Masters of the Grand jurisdictions of Oklahoma and Kansas. January 24, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Christopher C. Marcum, District Deputy Grand Master 17th District and Worshipful Brother Daneth Weese, Master of Adelphi Lodge No. 355 to proceed with Degree work for Justin Meyers, any physical limitations notwithstanding, in Adelphi Lodge No. 355 on January 24, 2018. February 6, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Mark S. Pry, District


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Deputy Grand Master 44th Masonic District and Worshipful Brother Jonathan J. Waters, Master of Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 99 to cancel its stated communication on February 6, 2018, due to inclement weather and have it rescheduled on February 13, 2018. February 7, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Mark S. Pry, District Deputy Grand Master 44th Masonic District and Worshipful Brother Larry M. Neukirch, Master of Central Crossing Lodge No. 674 to cancel its stated communication on February 6, 2018, due to inclement weather and have it rescheduled on February 13, 2018. February 12, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Clayton C. Cooper, District Deputy Grand Master 43rd Masonic District and Worshipful Brother Michael J. Durbin, Master of Friend Lodge No. 352 to cancel its stated communication on February 6, 2018, due to inclement weather and have it rescheduled on February 27, 2018. February 13, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother James G. Brand, District Deputy Grand Master 29rd Masonic District and Worshipful Brother Joseph E. Osborne, III, Master of Lanes Prairie Lodge No. 531 to cancel its stated communication on February 10, 2018, due to inclement weather and have it rescheduled on February 17, 2018. February 13, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Cecil Wagers, District Deputy Grand Master 18th Masonic District and Brother Rick A. Kingcade, Master of Sheffield Lodge No. 625 to cancel its stated communication on January 11, 2018, due to inclement weather. February 21, 2018 to Right Worshipful Robert D. Couldry, District Deputy Grand Master 7th Masonic District and Worshipful Brother Mark A. Morris, Master of St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 to hold their meeting at Cosby Lodge No. 600, in conjunction with their meeting, at 555 Main, Cosby, MO 64436, on their regular meeting night of Tuesday, March 20, 2018. February 26, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Cleo W. Fields, District Deputy Grand Master 31st Masonic District and Worshipful Brother David A. Gover, Master of St. Clair Lodge No. 273 to cancel its stated communication on February 20, 2018, due to inclement weather. Entry of this cancellation shall be entered into the minutes of the following meeting and shall recite whether proper notice was given. March 29, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Paul L. Daniels, District Deputy Grand Master33rd Masonic District and the Masters of Lodges hereinafter to authorize Sheldon Lodge No. 371 and Hermon Lodge No.


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187 to conduct a joint meeting at the Hermon Lodge Hall on April 5, 2018. March 29, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Kenneth Odell, District Deputy Grand Master 30th Masonic District and Worshipful Brother Morgan T. Dowling, Master of Richland Lodge No. 385 to hold an outdoor Degree behind the Shrine Club in Pulaski County on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 5:00P.M. April 4, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Robert Couldry, District Deputy Grand Master 7th Masonic District to to participate, in aprons, in the Apple Blossom Parade on Saturday, May 5, 2018 in St. Joseph, Missouri. April 5, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Cecil R. Wagers, District Deputy Grand Master 18th Masonic District and Worshipful Brother Kevin R. Sykes, Master of Swope Park Lodge No. 617 to authorize a Master Mason from the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Kansas to exemplify their 2nd Degree Lecture on your Candidate, in your lodge hall located at 8521 Oldham Rd., Kansas City, MO 64138, on May 16, 2018, provided that the Missouri 2nd Degree Lecture has been performed beforehand, by a Missouri Master Mason. April 10, 2018 Right Worshipful Brother Paul L. Daniels, District Deputy Grand Master 33rd Masonic District and the Masters of the Lodges hereinafter to authorize Sheldon Lodge No. 371 and Hermon Lodge No. 187, in our name to allow Hermon Lodge No. 187 to conduct a joint meeting with Sheldon Lodge No. 371 at the Sheldon Lodge Hall located at 3rd and Main, Sheldon, MO 64784, for the May 3, 2018 meeting. April 11, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Randy C. Davis, District Deputy Grand Master 27th Masonic District and Worshipful Brother Enrique M. Garcia-Hidalgo, Master of St. Louis Missouri Lodge No. 1 to wear Aprons in Public, during their charity Trivia night Fundraiser at the Moolah Shrine Temple in St. Louis, MO on June 16, 2018. April 19, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Cecil Wagers, District Deputy Grand Master 18th Masonic District and Worshipful Brother Rick A. Kingcade, Master of the Sheffield Lodge No. 625 to hold a joint communication with Swope Park Lodge No. 617, at the Chair of Remembrance ceremony at The Swope Park Masonic Temple, 8521 Oldham Rd., Kansas City, MO on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM. June 7, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Richard W. Smith, District Deputy Grand master 22nd Masonic District and the Masters of the Acacia and Twilight Lodges to meet jointly at the Columbia Masonic Temple on June


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12, 2018 at 7PM, for the purpose of electing Officers for their consolidated Lodge, Acacia-Twilight Lodge No. 114. July 17, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Christopher Nelson, District Deputy Grand Master 39th Masonic District and Worshipful Brother David J. Gasser, Master of Bernie Lodge No. 573 to hold an Outdoor Degree at the Stars and Stripes museum in Bloomfield, MO on Saturday, July 28, 2018. July 24, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother John W. Fay, District Deputy Grand Master 10th Masonic District and Worshipful Brother Martin E. Lund, Jr., the Master of the Shelbina Lodge No. 228 to temporarily consecrate the location for the purpose of holding a special meeting at the Shelby County Fair Grounds, located at 398 Fair Ground Rd., Shelbina, MO, during the Annual Old Thrashers Event on Thursday, September 13, 2018. August 2, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Christopher M. Nickle, District Deputy Grand Master 45th Masonic District and the Masters of the Lodges hereinafter specified to authorize Jasper Lodge No. 398 and Carthage Lodge No. 197, in our name to temporarily allow Jasper Lodge No. 398 to meet in The Carthage Lodge No. 197 Hall located at 1339 Oak St. until January 15, 2019. August 2, 2018 to Right Worshipful Brother Ronald H. Snyder, District Deputy Grand Master 16th Masonic District and the Worshipful Brother Robert A. Gentry, Master of Bee Hive Lodge No. 393 to participate, in aprons and Jewels, in the Lawson Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 21, 2018 in Lawson, Missouri. August 10, 2018 to Right Worshipful Jason A. Street, District Deputy Grand Master 41st Masonic District and the Masters of the Lodges hereinafter specified to authorize Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209, in our name to confer the Third Degree on a fellow craft of Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209, within the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Mississippi, on September 15, 2018 at an outdoor degree, wherein Brothers of Hernando Lodge No. 51 of Hernando, Mississippi, will duly open and close their lodge using the ritual of their Grand Jurisdiction.


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2017-2018 CONSENTS AND PERMISSIONS Waivers of Jurisdiction July 7, 2017 to the Grand Lodge of Tennessee, A.F. & A. M to accept the petition of their Entered Apprentice, Brother Joseph Elliott for transfer to our Liberty Lodge No. 31 July 18, 2017 to the Grand Lodge of Kansas A.F. & A.M. for our Harry S Truman Lodge No. 1941 to accept the petition of Mr. Joseph D. Kelly, a resident of Olathe, KS November 15, 2017 to the Grand Lodge of Illinois A.F. & A.M. for our Overland-Occidental Lodge No. 623 to accept the petition of Mr. Dustin R. Barendregt, a resident of Collinsville, IL. December 28, 2017 to the Grand Lodge of Kansas A.F. & A.M. for our Temple-Gate Lodge No. 623 to accept the petition of Mr. Andrew T. French, a resident of Osawatomie, KS. January 04, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Kansas A.F. & A.M. for our Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 to accept the petition of Mr. Ryan M Felton, a resident of Leadwood, KS. January 09, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Kansas A.F. & A.M. for our Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 to accept the petition of Mr. Robert Joseph Kramer, a resident of Overland Park, KS. January 09, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Illinois A.F. & A.M. for their Wauconda Lodge No. 298 to accept the petition of Mr. Anthony Michael LaValle, a resident of Missouri. January 17, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma A.F. & A.M. for our Fellowship Lodge No. 345 to accept the petition of Mr. Darren D. Parks, a resident of Miami, OK. Request denied by Oklahoma as they do not allow Waivers of Jurisdiction. January 30, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Kansas A.F. & A.M. for their Marvin A. Armstrong Lodge No. 187 to accept the petition of Mr. Rylee A. Richards, a resident of Missouri. February 16, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Kansas A.F. & A.M. for our Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 to accept the petition of Mr. Jose Ricardo Pinzon,


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a resident of Olathe, KS. February 19, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Kansas A.F. & A.M. for their Mission Lodge No. 153 to accept the petition of Mr. Edwardo Enrique Hernandez, a resident of Missouri. February 23, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Kansas A.F. & A.M. for our Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 to accept the petition of Mr. Lawson Wesley Smead, a Rising Sun Demolay, and a resident of Leavenworth, KS. February 27, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Arkansas F. & A.M. for our Robert Burns Lodge No. 496 to accept the petition of Mr. Lowell D. Waggoner, a resident of Flippin, AR. March 29, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Kansas A.F. & A.M. for their King Solomon Lodge No. 10 to accept the petition of Mr. Brian Kimball, a resident of Missouri. July 12, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Kansas A.F. & A.M. for their Wathena Lodge No. 64 to accept the petition of Mr. Dylan Mason Klavuhn, a resident of Missouri. July 12, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Kansas A.F. & A.M. for their Wathena Lodge No. 64 to accept the petition of Mr. Jeffrey Dean Wall, a resident of Missouri. July 26, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Illinois A.F. & A.M. over our Fellowcraft, Brother Marshall Jameson of Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 to transfer to their Jurisdiction. July 30, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of New York F. & A.M. to accept the petition of their Entered Apprentice, Brother John Ignatius Licato of their Queensboro Lodge No. 892 for transfer to our Acacia Twilight Lodge No. 114.

Courtesy Degree Work Requests December 19, 2017 to the United Grand Lodge of England to confer Courtesy Degree work for Entered Apprentice, Brother Robert Stemmons on behalf of MO. February 23, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Nevada, F. & A. M. to confer Courtesy Degree work for Entered Apprentice, Brother Triston D. Wilkerson on behalf of MO.


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April 30, 2018 from the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, F. & A. M. to confer Courtesy Degree work for Fellowcraft, Brother Michael Thomas Studer on behalf of Louisiana. July 26, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma A.F. & A.M. to confer Courtesy Degree work for Entered Apprentice, Brother David Ellis Trozzolo on behalf of MO.

Courtesy Investigations March 21, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Texas, A.F. & A. M. to conduct Courtesy Investigation for Reinstatement for Brother Glen Kelton Rotrock on behalf of Missouri. July 25, 2018 to the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma, A.F. & A. M. to conduct Courtesy Investigation for Reinstatement for Brother Jeffrey Alan Cook on behalf of Oklahoma.

CHANCE TO ADVANCE (C2A) AUTHORIZATIONS Date

Host Lodge

Lodges Attending

Moderator

Nov 18, 2017

Solomon No. 271

Solomon No. 271

RWB Carlin Smittle

Dec 2, 2017

Noble No. 682

Noble No. 682

RWB Ty Treutelaar

Meridian No. 2

Meridian No. 2

Jan 27, 2018

Rising Sun No. 13

Rising Sun No. 13

Fidelity No. 339

Fidelity No. 339

April 28, 2018

Noble No. 684

Noble No. 684

Tuscan No. 360

Tuscan No. 360

Bonhomme No. 45

Bonhomme No. 45

May 12, 2018

Gate of the Temple No. 422 Gate of the Temple No. 422 RWB Carlin Smittle

June 2, 2018

Granite No. 272

Granite No. 272

RWB Mike Wheeler

WB Jeffrey D. Henty

RWB Ty Treutelaar


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Independence No. 76

Independence No. 76

Summit No. 263

Summit No. 263

Aug 25, 2018

Sheffield No. 625

Sheffield No. 625

Kansas City No. 220

Kansas City No. 220

Respectfully submitted,

Jeffrey S. Pennington Grand Secretary

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RWB F. Brad Fowler

RWB Josh Thompson


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REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri; Brethren: I would like to begin my report by thanking Most Worshipful Brother Ron Jones and the other Grand Lodge officers for affording me the opportunity to serve as your Grand Treasurer. It is an honor and a responsibility that I take most seriously. I would also like to thank Right Worshipful Brother James D. Schepers, Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, members of the Committee on Ways and Means, Grand Secretary Jeffrey Pennington, and Grand Lodge Comptroller Bess Siebuhr for their efforts this past year to ensure the safety of all Grand Lodge assets, control expenditures, and to provide financial statements to the Grand Lodge officers on a regular basis. The Committee on Ways and Means has met several times this year to monitor the financial performance of the Grand Lodge and to receive the audited financial statements and management letter provided by our external audit firm, Williams Keepers LLC. Williams Keepers LLC provided a clean opinion on the 2016-2017 financial statements and found no material management or accounting issues in their review of the Grand Lodge Office internal controls. I have reason to believe that similar opinions will be issued for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The Grand Lodge assets include nine Investment Accounts, the funds of which are held and invested by Central Trust in Columbia, MO. An Investment Policy, which was revised most recently on April 15, 2014, governs the types and mixes of assets held in each fund. In addition, some Investment Accounts may have restrictions on how the funds are used based on provisions in the Grand Lodge By-Laws. The nine Investment Accounts and account balances as of 06/30/2018 are detailed as follows:


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Asset Allocation Account Name General Fund

Total Assets $2,586,943.92

Equities $607,075.96

Fixed Income $1,776,461.14

Other $112,381.82

Cash $91,025.00

Reserve Fund Permanent Fund

$1,502,800.15 $406,057.55

$73,341.12 $19,963.00

$1,310,845.99 $342,094.98

$58,309.82 $18,914.45

$60,303.22 $25,085.12

Endowment Fund Endowed Member Fund Disaster & Relief Relief & Charity Stewart Memorial Children’s Foundation

$387,010.01 $2,750,588.44 $716,734.97 $312,711.26 $15,866,123.37 $727,883.50

$12,018.91 $121,159.70 $170,617.38 $75,908.11 $9,532,365.72

$352,672.22 $2,357,705.69 $480,776.57 $218,569.30 $5,632,796.31 $681,525.77

$12,257.37 $92,522.98 $34,109.72 $12,945.22 $590,413.59

$10,061.51 $179,170.07 $31,231.30 $5,288.63 $110,547.75 $46,357.73

Consolidated Totals

$25,256,853.17

$10,612,449.90

$13,153,447.97

$931,854.97

$559,070.33

Respectfully Submitted, Steven D. Duncan, Grand Treasurer


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REPORT OF THE INSURANCE COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, The largest and most critical part of the Grand Lodge insurance coverages are included in a package which had its three year renewal in 2017. At that time, we sought bids and in doing so, received a very favorable renewal from our carrier. This new pricing saved Grand Lodge and all subordinate Lodges some premium dollars. Other coverages were reviewed as they came due, but no major changes were made. The Committee will continue to review coverages and rates as they come due. Fraternally submitted, Dave Ingersoll, Chairman Paul Black Larry Byars Ken Dunlap


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PRELIMINARY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE 197th 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 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 23. The Committee has reviewed all proposals submitted by the close of the 196th Annual Communication to add, amend, or repeal provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws. This year, five proposals were forwarded to the Committee following review by the Grand Master. One, concerning Notice to Members, was later withdrawn by the sponsors. The remaining proposals concerning Proficiency Requirements for Advancement, Increases to Grand Lodge Dues and Endowed Memberships, and the Elimination of Suspensions for Nonpayment of Dues were initially reviewed by the Committee in November to determine if they were or could be brought into due form under the Constitution and By-Laws. The final legislative packet that was distributed to the lodges earlier this year and is included in your registration packet has been found to be in due form and these proposals 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,


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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. The Committee must also consider the ascertainable immediate impact of the proposal if passed, particularly if it appears that impact will be financially detrimental to the Grand Lodge or its constituent lodges. Your Committee also exchanged numerous e-mails and conference calls throughout the year as we provided advice to the Grand Master and Grand Secretary. Some of these conferences resulted in formal decisions and policies being issued, while, in others, the Committee recommended no action be taken. 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,

John C. Caraker Hon. Kevin L. Walden Douglas D. Ritterskamp R. Scott Gardner Jonce B. Chidister, Chairman


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REPORT OF THE LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, It is with regret that your Lodges Under Dispensation Committee has received no requests for the 2017-2018 Masonic Year. Fraternally Submitted,

Larry C. Reynolds, PGM, Chairman David W. Haywood, PGM


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REPORT OF THE MISSOURI MASONIC CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, The Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation is a not-for-profit 501c(3)qualified foundation 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 flagship program and function of the Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation for many years has been the Missouri Child Identification and Protection program, or MoCHIP. The guiding principle of MoCHIP has always been that the program’s success hinges on one goal: The identification and recovery of one child. Through the herculean effort of thousands of volunteers and coordinators, MoCHIP has been a success for at least 10 children and their families. We intentionally mention volunteers right up front, because the truth is, the program is what it is today because of our volunteers. Every week, an army of Masons, Eastern Star members, Masonic Youth, and dedicated community members come together and take hours out of their day to give parents in their communities a little piece of mind. The value of that dedication is immeasurable. As of the date of this report, this year alone, our volunteers have spent approximately 10,750 hours of their time on the program. Over the 13 years since the program’s inception, our volunteers have logged approximately 130,000 hours. So far this year, we have held 65 events, at which we identified 3,371 children. This brings our total over the life of the program 1570 events, at which 241,144 children have been identified. The services provided by MoCHIP continue to be offered at no charge to the participants and their families. This is in no small part due to the contributions made by Missouri Masons through the Grand Lodge. In addition, many of these individuals and their Lodges have donated additional funds to the Masonic Children’s Foundation.


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The support of other organizations that share our interests is gratefully acknowledged and most appreciated. These organization include the Order of the Eastern Star, the International Order of Odd Fellows, and the M.W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri and its Jurisdictions. The strength of the generous funding provided to the Masonic Children’s Foundation, and the decisions made in the procurement of new equipment, has allowed us to continue to be financially sound and operationally viable. This financial condition is reflected in the financial statements provided with this report. We are pleased to report on several significant changes that have been rolled out or implemented this year, all of which will contribute to the success and viability of the program going forward. First, the new equipment for the teams that was contracted for last year was rolled out to the teams, along with brand new software to run it. While there were some understandable issues and unforeseen problems, as there are with any new software, the teams and our State Coordinator worked with the software vendor and most of the problems have been ironed out. We have heard excellent reports on the use of the new software by our volunteers and teams, most notably the improved speed and the implementation of a “Sibling” button, allowing for much more rapid data entries for families. Second, the biggest change this year is that we hired a new State Coordinator. The position had been vacant since last year, with RWB Nick Cichielo stepping in on an interim basis until a permanent replacement could be found. We are pleased to report that we found an excellent State Coordinator in our own RWB Mitchell Penn. Mitch had been a Regional Coordinator for several years and brings an enthusiasm, passion and knowledge that will serve the program well for the next several years. Third, on July 21, 2018, we partnered with the Family Support Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services to hold our very first statewide event, utilizing all 7 teams in 7 cities throughout the state. Staff of the FSD helped publicize the event, and, in many cases, arranged for other special events in conjunction. Each event was manned by volunteers from both the Department of Social Services as well as local Lodges. Special thanks goes to MWB John Hess for imagining, coordinating, and helping


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make the day a great success. We hope that other opportunities will present themselves in the future for coordinating our program with other organizations and agencies. We have several recommendations for the future of the Foundation and the program, all having to do with marketing our brand. MoCHIP is a mature brand, and we need to make sure to keep it in the forefront so that it does not grow stale. First, we need to continue the emphasis of coordinating our events with other activities and events, such as a school fair or children’s expo. Our numbers have shown that these types of events result in many more children being protected. We need to find new events and organizations to partner with. Second, we need to emphasize to the parents going through the program the importance of renewing the information on a regular basis. If the goal is for the packet to contain information that can be used in an emergency, no parent would want to be providing the police with a 3-year old picture of their child. Children change very rapidly, and for the information to be of the most use, it must be current. Third, we need to find a way to provide information on the program to our newest and youngest Master Masons. The teams we have are doing an excellent job, and they work tirelessly for our cause, but if we don’t inspire that kind of devotion in our younger members, there will be no turnover of talent and we will continue to burnout our hardest workers. It has been an honor to serve the Craft as members of this Board of Directors. Traveling around the state and visiting and working side-byside with our volunteers and teams has been a truly rewarding experience. It is gratifying to see how this program allows the Masons of this state to fulfill their obligations to their communities. We are taught that “every human being has a claim upon your kind offices.” That is what this program honors, and, as Masons, we are proud to have been a part of it. Respectfully submitted, Rick Kaeser, President Charlie Wiegert Kevin Fuller Emmett Bryson


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Balance Sheet

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As of June 30, 2018

Jun 30, 18 ASSETS Current Assets Checking/Savings 10075 · Central Trust Investments 10080 · Central Bank - Checking Total Checking/Savings

727,883.50 13,091.52 740,975.02

Accounts Receivable 11000 · Accounts Receivable

266.99 266.99

Total Accounts Receivable Total Current Assets Fixed Assets 15000 · Furniture and Equipment 15001 · Accumulated Depreciation 15000 · Furniture and Equipment - Other Total 15000 · Furniture and Equipment

741,242.01

-30,071.36 123,725.64 93,654.28

Total Fixed Assets

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Other Assets 18650 · Prepaid Expense

24,265.56

Total Other Assets TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES & EQUITY Liabilities Current Liabilities Accounts Payable 20000 · Accounts Payable Total Accounts Payable Total Current Liabilities

24,265.56 859,161.85

492.41 492.41 492.41

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41,229.07

Total Long Term Liabilities

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Total Liabilities

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Equity 32000 · Unrestricted Net Assets Net Income

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Revenue & Expense Budget vs. Actual

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November 2017 through June 2018 Nov '17 - Jun 18

Ordinary Income/Expense Income 43000 · Direct Public Support 43010 · Individ, Business Contributions 43030 · Lodge Contributions

16,232.21 1,058.60

Total 43000 · Direct Public Support 45000 · Investments 45030 · Dividend/Interest Income 45040 · Trust Company Fees 45050 · Unrealized Invest Gain or Loss 45060 · Realized Invest Gain or Loss 45000 · Investments - Other

65000 · Operations 65005 · Salaries 65010 · Printing and Copying 65015 · Postage, Mailing Service 65025 · Supplies 65035 · Telephone, Telecommunications 65050 · Office Personnel Usage 65055 · Office Equipment Usage 65060 · Leased Equip for MoChip Teams 65065 · Interest on Leased Equipment 65070 · Employee Taxes

65100 · Other Types of Expenses 65150 · Miscellaneous 65170 · Depreciation Expense

Total 68300 · Travel and Meetings

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Total 65100 · Other Types of Expenses 68300 · Travel and Meetings 68310 · Conference, Convention, Meeting 68320 · Travel

48,000.00 5,000.00

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Total 65000 · Operations

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Total 62100 · Contract Services 62800 · Facilities and Equipment 62840 · Equip Rental and Maintenance 62890 · Rent, Parking, Utilities

25,000.00

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Total 60900 · Business Expenses

81.2% 10.6% 30,000.00

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20,000.00 10,000.00

18,845.33 -1,266.17 -15,968.03 -6,533.79 0.00

Total 46400 · Other Types of Income

Expense 60900 · Business Expenses 60920 · Business Registration Fees 60900 · Business Expenses - Other

% of Budget

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Total 45000 · Investments 46400 · Other Types of Income 46420 · Funds from Annual Returns 46425 · Endowed Membership Distribution

Budget

65.0% 0.0% 63.1%

22,000.00 2,000.00 3,000.00

60.2% 0.0% 124.0%

3,720.30

5,000.00

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94,787.78

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MASONIC EDUCATION To the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri Brethren, The Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education for the year of 2017-2018 did not hold a formal meeting. The Committee did support the Grand Lodge this year by reviewing a request for reprint of a pamphlet on Freemasonry. The information provided in the last printing was out-of-date, and through the use of email, the several committee members provided suggestions for editing that more accurately reflect current information on Masonry in Missouri. Two members of the Masonic Education Committee attended a three-day Midwest Conference on Masonic Education held in Rapid City, South Dakota during the month of April. The Masonic Education Committee uses the information gathered at this conference to continue searching for new approaches and materials to support Missouri Lodges in providing solid information to instruct the members of the Craft. We continue to look to the future with a commitment to providing educational material that is relevant 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 materials for on-line education as the Education Module of the Grandview Software is now installed and ready for the Education Committee to begin inputting the Learning About Masonry Program (LAMP) materials. 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 Byron DeLear Robert Efken James Lowman Mitchell Penn Earnie Wilson


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REPORT OF THE MASONIC YOUTH COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren, The Masonic Youth Committee assisted the Grand Master in his selection of the recipients of the Grand Master’s Youth Award. In March, forms were mailed to all Chapter Dads of DeMolay, Guardians of Job’s Daughters and Mother Advisors of International Order Rainbow for Girls for their award nominations. As difficult as it was, the finalists for the awards were evaluated and chosen as follows: Alicia Simmons from Columbia Assembly No. 18 was selected for Rainbow, Griffin Hall from Progression Chapter for DeMolay, Courtney Schoenberg from Jackson Bethel No. 60 for 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 Masonic Youth Day (MYD) Event held on Saturday, August 4th, 2018. Planning followed our usual Masonic Youth Family picnic guidelines, and was held at the Masonic Complex in Columbia. 227 Masonic Youth plus many adult advisors attended the 2018 MYD. There were many activities for the youth to enjoy. Two events this year was a Rock-Paper-Scissors blind, sudden death competition where 100 or so youth competed against each other to win a $50 and $25 gift certificate given to the last 2 persons left. The larger event this year was the Masonic Dodgeball Tournament. Approximately 10 teams (6 to 8 teammates each) organized into bracket competition for First, Second and Third place trophies. Team “Tropics” took First place followed by Team “Pineapples Rock” taking Second and Team “French Fries” taking Third place. Also, the dunking booth was very busy indeed dunking the leaders of the Masonic Youth Groups!


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Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, snow cones and funnel cakes were the fare of the day. The food was served on our traditional “MYD” upside down Frisbees that all could take home, along with similarly imprinted back pack bags and water bottles. The youth also received a red colored MYD T-shirt, complete with logo of the Square and Compass centered in the outline of the state of Missouri along with a pair of sunglasses marked MYD appropriately. Other areas worthy of note for the day, Brother Chris Duncan, again, fully staffed and equipped medical tent on site. 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 Google Homes and one paid attendance to each youth organization’s Grand Annual Session. There were also prizes given for a scavenger hunt and a “guess the pieces in the candy jar”. The committee would like to thank not only the Grand Lodge for hosting this event but the members of the Masonic Youth groups and their advisors who helped us over the past year. A huge note of mention, and a very special “Thanks” goes to my committee member, Right Worshipful Brother Larry Cameron, who again, for the fourth year in a row was instrumental in getting all of the donations of over $1800.00 for the attendance prizes from the 18th Masonic District and across the State of Missouri Our Masonic Youth are truly exceptional young people and are worthy of all the support we can give them. They are Our Masonic Future. Gary Dryer Randy Davis Larry Cameron Barry Jenkins Wes Pitman Mike Lodholz, Chairman


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Missouri Grand Assembly International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Dorleta Lodholz, Supreme Deputy 653 E. Adams Kirkwood, MO 63122

July 31, 2018 To the Masters of the Grand Lodge, State of Missouri: In accordance with the resolution passed effective November 1, 2013, below is the report of Missouri Grand Assembly. We are most appreciate of the support of the Masters of the Grand Lodge. MISSOURI GRAND ASSEMBLY Youth Group Annual Assessment Report August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2018 Activity

Detailed Calculation/Impact

Annual Dues: Missouri Grand Assembly and Supreme Assembly assess members annual dues. Supreme dues are $20 and Missouri Grand Assembly dues are $10. Missouri absorbed $10 per member. Dues are collected in late December/early January each year.

185 Members @ $10

$

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Grand Assembly Registration: Our annual convention is held in late June each year with a registration fee for those attending. The registration fees for youth participants were reduced $12 per participant to encourage attendance, allowing members the opportunity to observe the Grand Officers ritualistic performance as well as interact with members from other assemblies. The convention has been held in Springfield, MO for several years.

150 Rainbow Girls & Pledges * $12

$

1,800

Grand Officer Polos: Grand Officers are encouraged to travel, promoting Rainbow throughout the state as well as at local events. Grand Officers, Representatives, and pages were provided a polo reflecting the year's term and identifying them as a Grand Officer for the term. The polos 36 officers * $22 avg (price were purchased from a Jefferson City, MO company. variance on small/larger sizes)

$

792

Grand Oficer Retreat: Grand Officers were encouraged to atend a retreat held in July 2018 at Camp Mihaska, Bourbon, MO. The retreat was held following their installation into new offices. Leadership training, fellowship activities, and overall fun activities to brainstorm direction for Missouri Rainbow and strengthen relationships. 28 girls @ $47.25

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Activity

Detailed Calculation/Impact

Fun Events, including Grand Assembly Sunday Activities: Two Statewide events were held during this period. The first was a Christmas party with food, fellowship, games and caroling at a local nursing home in Ashland in December 2017. The second was an event in Rolla in March 2018, encouraging and supporting a prospect event in the area as well.. Girls rotated between three activities on Sunday afternoon at Grand Assembly - two fun and one service. The fun included "Leadership Ranch" with girls participating in leadership and team building activites, instructed by a Springfield MO area company and "Hair, Nails, and Make-up" for the formal banquet Sunday evening. Added activities this year included Friday night "Luau Party" and a Saturday night "Missouri Rainbow's Got Talent".

Girls from all over the state participated at the Fun Events at Ashland and Rolla (a carnival) - Total cost $559 and approximately 125 girls participated in the events at Grand Assembly - $1,282

$

1,841

Service Project: A service activity was held at Grand Assembly. Girls assembled blessing bags for the homeless youth in Springfield, MO. Girls brought products fo the blessing bags and Missouri Grand Assembly purchased products to finish the bags.

Sringfield MO Sams

$

994

Marketing Activities: Girls participated in a statewide membership activity earning prices of "Be Brave" socks following the Grand Worthy Advisor's theme, dinner with the Mother Advisor, Amazon gift cards, and a personalized Rainbow outerwear item with different prizes based on the number of new petitions a girl presented. Additional marketing efforts included up to $200 reimbursement to Assemblies for hosting prospect activities to grow membership.

These activities were paid by Missouri Grand Assembly. They are reported for the purpose of demonstrating Rainbow's commitment to growing fraternal relationships.

$

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Grand Assembly Meals for Girls: Missouri Grand Assembly included buffets when a banquet was not scheduled. The cost of the buffets for girls was covered by Missouri Grand Assembly.

$10 per meal: Saturday lunch = 94; Saturday dinner = 131: Sunday lunch = 129; Monday lunch = 124

Amount

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Total Disbursed 2017 - 2018

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Total Received: 2017 - 2018

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Total Carried forward to 2018-2019

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Respectfully Submitted,

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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 All, The Public Relations Committee met throughout the year via email and teleconference. The Committee continues to monitor the Grand Lodge’s social media and web presence and a special thank you once again goes out to Randy Davis for his continued support and administration of social media accounts. We also thank CT Harrison for his contribution and efforts in keeping the website up to date under direction from the Grand Secretary. Other smaller projects such as updating the Grand Lodge’s sponsorship ads in Missouri Masonic Youth publications are not listed individually here, but would not have been possible without the flexibility and hard work of various committee members and I cannot thank them enough for their efforts. However, in addition to these ongoing projects which the Committee oversees, the vast majority of the Committee’s time this year was devoted to the creation of a new Public Relations video at the direction of the Grand Master. The importance of a considered, vibrant, and current digital footprint cannot be overstated in today’s society and, in order to keep pace with our ongoing efforts to update related areas like web and social media, it was clear that the Grand Lodge’s videographic resources were also in need of a refresh. Many hours and much consideration went into drafting an initial plan for a new PR video; following a careful vetting and interview process, the Committee unanimously decided to partner with Larry Perez and his team at Larry Perez Media to produce our video. As you move about the Grand Lodge Session this year, you will notice some ongoing filming for the project and we invite you to approach any of the Committee members with any questions or comments you may have. We also invite you to join us for individual or group interviews as noted in your program. We look forward to sharing the finished product with Lodges and members around the state in the coming year and, as always, thank you for your support! On behalf of the entire Committee, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Grand Master and the Craft for giving us the opportunity to serve,


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and please do not hesitate to contact the Committee if we can be of any help with Public Relations matters in future. Fraternally Submitted, Joshua Thompson, Chairman Randy Davis Rick Kingcade Kurt “Moose” Osmundson Kyle Palacios

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, In 2018, 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.

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of Missouri. The Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia is found to be regular and the Committee for Recognition of the Grand Lodge of Missouri therefore recommends recognition.

Withdrawal of Recognition Your Committee of Recognition has received several notices from Grand Lodges from across the world that one Grand Lodge or another is withdrawals recognition from another Grand Lodge for some reason or another. Most of these actions do not have any impact on the Grand Lodge of Missouri and the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri has not asked the Committee to review any of these actions therefore the Committee is not recommending any action on those notifications.

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. Your committee submits this report and recommends it’s adoption. Fraternally submitted, Glenn E. Means P.G.M. John W. Hess P.G.M. Chairman


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REPORT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE The Masonic Scholarship Selection Committee assists the Masonic Scholarship Foundation and the Samuel Smith Stewart Fund Administration in selecting recipients each year for the several Masonic scholarships. This year the committee consisted of Right Worshipful Brother Barry V. Cundiff, Chairman, Right Worshipful Brother Steven Duncan, Right Worshipful Brother Ty Treutlaar, Right Worshipful Brother Rick Kaeser, Right Worshipful Brother Charlie Weigert, Right Worshipful Brother Kevin Fuller, Right Worshipful Brother Emmitt Bryson, Right Worshipful Brother Lloyd Lyons and Worshipful Brother Brian Maenner. The committee met on May 14, 2018 at the Masonic Complex in Columbia, Missouri in order to review the pending scholarship applications and make final selections. This year the committee reviewed 530 scholarship applications. The work of the committee was made much easier by the assistance of Mrs. Chrissy Gessling of the Grand Lodge staff, who had sorted, labeled and organized the various applications. It was still very difficult to pick among the many qualified and inspiring young people who applied. This year, the committee was able to award one new Masonic Merit Scholarship and two new Ruth Lutes Bachman Scholarships. Each of these is in the amount of $1,000.00 per year, renewable for four years. Additionally, the committee was able to award six new Samuel Smith Stewart Scholarships, each in the amount of $12,000.00, renewable for four years. The new Samuel Smith Stewart Scholarship recipients for the 2018-2019 academic year are: William Barr Gentry from St. Joseph, Missouri; Kale Jermone Day from Pilot Grove, Missouri; Lauren Gately from Ashland, Missouri; Grace Conrad from St. Peters, Missouri; Lauren Kramer from Queen City, Missouri and Sage Eichenburch from Prairie Home, Missouri. The new recipients of the Ruth Lutes Bachman Scholarships for the 20182019 academic year are: Bailey Myers from Black, Missouri and Savannah Overton from Rocheport, Missouri. The Masonic Merit Scholarship for the 2018-2019 calendar year was awarded to Wesley Eugene Sportsman from Marceline, Missouri. In addition, many existing scholarships are eligible for renewal for the upcoming year. Masonic Merit Scholarship recipients qualified for renewal are: Ashley Howery from St. Joseph, Missouri; Megan Hanley from Wellsville, Missouri; Payton Dahmer from Nevada, Missouri and Sarah (Cunningham) Suter from Theodosia, Missouri.


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The Ruth Lutes Bachman Scholarship recipients eligible for renewal for the upcoming academic year are: Kara Clemons from Odessa, Missouri; Derrek Hardy from Browning, Missouri; Riley Gruden from Cole Camp, Missouri; Erin Marie Richards from Hale, Missouri and Lexie Breanna Barnes from LaPlata, Missouri. Finally the Samuel Smith Stewart Scholarships recipients eligible for renewal for the upcoming year are: Angela Roscoe from Oak Grove, Missouri; Bailey Hiatt from Weston, Missouri; Cydney Puckett from St. Joseph, Missouri; Elena Fox from St. Joseph, Missouri; James Porter from Russellville, Missouri; Kailey Pettit from Monett, Missouri; Neelly Gray from Stockton, Missouri; Olivia Loges from Sweet Springs, Missouri; Tara Gire from Sheldon, Missouri; Allison Roberts from Rockaway Beach, Missouri; Ashley (Hufstedler) Powell from Thayer, Missouri; Hadley Wilson from St. Peters, Missouri; Haylee Thomas from Booneville, Missouri; Kacey Hottes from Stockton, Missouri; Spencer Laiben from Herculaneum, Missouri; Riley Girardier from St. Clair, Missouri; Caitlin Ung from O’Fallon, Missouri; Faith Becker from St. Charles, Missouri; Jeb Shaefer from Callao, Missouri; Desyrae Wadlow from Farmington, Missouri and Hannah Scott from Odessa, Missouri. The Grand Lodge staff, including our grand secretary, Right Worshipful Brother Jeff Pennington, were extremely helpful in facilitating the work of the committee and once again we would like to make special mention of the assistance of Chrissy Gessling, who put in a great deal of work organizing the applications in order to make the scholarship selection committee’s work much easier. One of the more rewarding parts of Masonry is the opportunity to present these scholarships at the various school assemblies and award ceremonies. I would like to thank the masons throughout the state that took time out to make these presentations, as well as the support of the Masonic fraternity that makes these scholarships possible The opportunity to present a scholarship to one of these gifted young people demonstrates just how important and appreciated is this charity of the Grand Lodge.

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Jun 30, 18 ASSETS Current Assets Checking/Savings Boone Co National Bank Total Checking/Savings Accounts Receivable 11000 路 Accounts Receivable Total Accounts Receivable Total Current Assets

3,512.73 3,512.73 50.00 50.00 3,562.73

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Total Other Assets

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TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES & EQUITY Liabilities Current Liabilities Other Current Liabilities 23000 路 Due to Grand Lodge Total Other Current Liabilities Total Current Liabilities Total Liabilities

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25.92 25.92 25.92 25.92

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Total Equity

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Profit & Loss

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November 2017 through June 2018 Nov '17 - Jun 18 Ordinary Income/Expense Income 100 · Lodge Donations 43400 · Direct Public Support 43450 · Individ, Business Contributions Total 43400 · Direct Public Support 45000 · Investments 45030 · Interest-Savings, Short-term CD 45040 · Trust Company Fees 45050 · Realized Invest Gain or Loss 45060 · Unrealized Invest Gain or Loss Total 45000 · Investments 47200 · Program Income 47230 · Membership Dues 47250 · License Plate Donations Total 47200 · Program Income Total Income Gross Profit Expense 500 · Scholarship Given 62100 · Contract Services 62110 · Accounting Fees Total 62100 · Contract Services 65000 · Operations 65020 · Postage, Mailing Service Total 65000 · Operations 68300 · Travel and Meetings 68310 · Conference, Convention, Meeting Total 68300 · Travel and Meetings Total Expense Net Ordinary Income Net Income

847.22 787.94 787.94 3,568.54 -244.74 1,866.54 -6,196.27 -1,005.93 40.50 1,150.00 1,190.50 1,819.73 1,819.73 2,500.00 3,150.00 3,150.00 135.77 135.77 101.67 101.67 5,887.44 -4,067.71 -4,067.71

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REPORT OF THE SAMUEL SMITH STEWART TRUST COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Brethren, The Samuel Smith Stewart Trust Committee has the responsibility of superintending the corpus along with the earnings of the corpus from the Trust. Additionally, the committee has the significant responsibility to determine an amount to be utilized for scholarships and the number of scholarships to be awarded. Your Samuel Smith Stewart Trust Committee has fulfilled all the responsibilities entrusted to their care. The Committee Meeting was held in March of 2018 at the Grand Lodge Complex in Columbia. The committee reviewed the financial status of the Trust Fund and the earnings from the prior year coming from the corpus. The committee perused the documents provided by the Grand Lodge Office Comptroller, discussed the financial status and elected to offer six scholarships in the amount of $12,000 per year for up to 4 years. The renewal of those scholarships is dependent upon each recipient meeting the established requirements, as set forth, to qualify for continued renewal. The committee then discussed hosting another Scholarship Luncheon. It was determined the event would be hosted in July 28, 2018. The six selected recipients and their parents would be invited to the luncheon to be held at the Grand Lodge Complex in Columbia, MO. Ms. Hadley Wilson a past recipient of the scholarship was the speaker for the event. Hadley provided a marvelous insight into the benefits she has received from the scholarship. MWB Ronald D. Jones, Grand Master and RWB Barry V. Cundiff, Chairman of the Scholarship Selection Committee, presented the recipients with their scholarships and medallions. The event was an impeccable success and is worthy of being continued in the future. The Committee extends our sincere thanks to the Grand Master and the Craft for giving us the honor and opportunity to serve. Fraternally submitted, MWB Ronald D. Jones, GM David L. Ramsey, PGM


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Jon B. Broyles, PGM David L. Haywood, PGM RWB Robert T. Thomas RWB Stanton T. Brown, II Gail S. Turner, PGM Larry C. Reynolds, PGM Robert D. Couldry, Ed. D. Chairman

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren, The Committee on Ways and Means met several times throughout the 201718 fiscal year, identifying ways to properly maintain the fiscal health of the Fraternity. This would not have been possible without the diligent efforts of the Grand Master, members of the Advancing Line, Grand Secretary and current office staff especially the work of current Comptroller, Bess Siebuhr. As in past reports from this Committee, the struggle ahead continues to be the battle of rising costs in maintaining a strong and fiscally responsible Fraternity, while providing services to that membership. The Ways and Means Committee has done our best by providing a balanced budget for the upcoming 2018-19 Fiscal Year. The Grand Secretary provided us information this past year that the biggest challenge we face in the Grand Lodge of Missouri is that we have revenues that are continuing to fall at nearly 5% per year due to a loss in membership. Additionally, although we are closer to operating with budget without the need for investment income; the efforts are not enough without tapping into the reserves of the General Investment Fund. We all understand that the best way to solve this problem is to continue to ask men to join us as members of the Fraternity, but until such time we will have to continue to reduce expenses and use the resources available most efficiently. The Ways and Means Committee will do its best to fulfill this Charge.


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The auditors gave a clean opinion on the audited financial statements of 2016-2017 and I have reason to believe that they will issue a like opinion for 2017-18. A key principal of the audit firm noted that the office had done a great job of reducing expenses of over $100,000 from the previous fiscal year of 2015-16. In closing, we reflect upon the words used last year in our report to you, the Craft. “This Committee, in conjunction with the Grand Lodge Officers, has built a strong foundation by improving internal controls and strengthening fiscal responsibility. We have developed a budgeting process that promotes responsible spending.� We trust that you agree. We extend our sincere thanks to the Grand Master and you, the Craft for giving us the opportunity to serve. Fraternally submitted, James D. Schepers, Chairman Taz A. Meyer, Daniel J. Ward, Christopher B. Jones Steven D. Duncan

GRAND LODGE SALES TAX LETTER RULING The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of The State of Missouri received a letter ruling from The Missouri Department of Revenue clarifying the Grand Lodge sales tax exemption.


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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Detailed Budget Comparison -June 30, 2018 8 Month = 67.00 % Actual Activity Jones 2017-2018

BY DIRECT APPROPRIATION OF GRAND LODGE 100 Salary-Grand Secretary 105 Employer Tax Expense - Grand Secretary 115 Health Insurance - Grand Secretary 131 Retirement Expenses - Grand Secretary 140 Masonic Service Association Per Capita Donation 145 MSA Appeal Donations 150 Grand Master Discretionary Fund 160 Payroll Fees 170 Commission on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges 180 The Freemason Magazine Subtotal By Direct Appropriate of Grand Lodge

Final Budget Jones 2017-2018

% of Budget

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

55,120.00 3,850.43 5,525.49 1,240.20 4,342.38 399.92 54,462.85 124,941.27

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

82,680.00 7,712.10 9,944.88 2,480.00 2,100.00 10,000.00 9,000.00 700.00 300.00 72,800.00 197,716.98

66.67% 49.93% 55.56% 50.01% 0.00% 0.00% 48.25% 57.13% 0.00% 74.81%

BY REQUISITION OF GRAND MASTER Expenses-Grand Master Expenses - Grand Lecturer & Regional Lecturers Expenses-Grand Treasurer Expenses-Grand Lodge Officers Travel expenses - Other Jurisdictions - Grand Lodge Officers Expenses-Deputy Grand Master Masonic Appreciation Event District Deputy Expenses Conferences of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries Midwest Conference of Grand Masters Auditing Fees Legal Fees Expenses of Annual Communications Annual Communications Security Training - DDGM & DDGL Youth Group Assistance - Grand Masters Youth Awards/Scholarships Subtotal By Requisition of Grand Master

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

10,580.20 4,571.22 18,111.29 2,534.10 1,713.96 4,803.00 14,752.96 17,425.00 650.00 111.99 4,000.00 79,253.72

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

20,000.00 11,000.00 1,000.00 21,960.00 18,000.00 3,000.00 6,700.00 16,000.00 18,500.00 15,000.00 100,000.00 1,500.00 3,000.00 6,000.00 241,660.00

52.90% 41.56% 0.00% 82.47% 14.08% 57.13% 0.00% 71.69% 92.21% 0.00% 94.19% 4.33% 0.11% 0.00% 0.00% 66.67%

300 305 307 311 315

BY REQUISITION OF GRAND SECRETARY Salaries-Grand Lodge Office Staff Employer Tax Expense - Grand Lodge Office Staff Retirement Expense - Grand Lodge Office Staff Worker's Compensation Insurance Premium Health Insurance - Grand Lodge Office Staff

$ $ $ $ $

80,658.78 6,548.86 2,246.76 13,041.90

$ $ $ $ $

157,000.00 15,000.00 8,500.00 2,000.00 27,410.00

51.38% 43.66% 26.43% 0.00% 47.58%

318 319 325 330 335 340 342 345 346 350 355 360 361 365 370

Operation of Grand Lodge Office PayPal Fees Credit Card Fees Printing, Postage, Stationery Telephone & Internet Expenses Office Equipment Office Supplies Technical Maintenance and Support Incidental Office Expense Employee Professional Development Membership Data Incidental & Travel Expense Grand Secretary Grand Master's Regalia - Apron, PGM Jewel, GM Pin Grand Lodge Regalia 50 Year Pins/Certificates Printing Proceedings

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

300.30 12,310.35 8,054.65 10,302.86 5,704.39 1,564.18 4,804.87 654.00 22,639.93 4,739.97 3,843.38 2,008.32 800.00

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

300.00 600.00 30,000.00 13,650.00 29,000.00 10,400.00 2,000.00 7,500.00 3,000.00 35,000.00 6,000.00 7,500.00 3,600.00 2,000.00 18,000.00

0.00% 50.05% 41.03% 59.01% 35.53% 54.85% 78.21% 64.06% 21.80% 64.69% 79.00% 51.25% 0.00% 100.42% 4.44%

Subtotal By Requisition of Grand Secretary

$

180,223.50

$

378,460.00

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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Detailed Budget Comparison -June 30, 2018 8 Month = 67.00 % Actual Activity Jones 2017-2018

REQUISTION BY COMMITTEES Committee on Correspondence Committee on Masonic Education Committee on Masonic Youth Activities Committee on Fraternal Relations Committee on Ritual Committee on Relief & Charity Committee on By-Laws Committee on George Washington Masonic Memorial Committee on Public Relation Program Committee on Mileage and Per Diem Committee on Insurance Committee on Disaster & Relief Committee on Long Range Planning Expense Committee on Membership Committee on Technology Committee on Chartered Lodges Committee on Jurisprudence Committee on Ways & Means Committee on Directed Development Subtotal By Requisition of Committees TOTAL OPERATIONAL BUDGET EXPENSES

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVENUE 500 Dues 530 DDGM-DDGL Income 552 Public Relations Assessment TOTAL OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVENUE OPERATIONAL INCOME (LOSS)

A

1,308.78 5,207.66 436.89 638.17 12,003.76 9.70 19,604.96 404,023.45

Final Budget Jones 2017-2018

% of Budget

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

500.00 4,320.00 7,500.00 250.00 2,120.00 2,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 22,699.00 47,500.00 500.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 500.00 200.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 94,089.00 911,925.98

0.00% 30.30% 69.44% 0.00% 20.61% 0.00% 0.00% 63.82% 52.88% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.97% 0.00%

0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

$ $ $ $

(13.00) (1.00) (14.00)

$ $ $ $

295,087.00 6,660.00 22,699.00 324,446.00

$

(404,037.45)

$

(587,479.98)

PASS THROUGH EXPENSES 163 Youth Support Per Capita @ 1.50 per assessed member (553) $ 164 Voluntary Youth Contributions (546) $ 165 Masonic Home Per Capita @ 2.50 per assessed member (545) $ 166 Masonic Scholarship Fund of MO @ .25 per assessed member (535) $ 167 George Washington Masonic Memorial Assoc. @ .25 per AM & 5.00 Per EA (540)$ 168 Masonic Home EA @ 20.00 per EA (555) $ 169 Children's Foundation @ $2.00 per assessed member (538) $ 472 Samuel Smith Stewart Memorial Scholarships $ TOTAL PASS THROUGH EXPENSES $

130,152.86 130,152.86

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

34,048.50 56,747.50 5,674.75 10,674.75 20,000.00 45,398.00 450,000.00 622,543.50

0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 28.92%

PASS THROUGH REVENUE 553 Youth Support Per Capita (163) 546 Voluntary Youth Contributions (164) 545 Masonic Home Per Capita (165) 535 Masonic Scholarship Fund (166) 540 George Washington Masonic Memorial Fund (167) 555 Masonic Home EA (168) 538 Children's Foundation Per Capita (169) 536 Samuel Smith Stewart Memorial Investment Income TOTAL PASS THROUGH REVENUE

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

505.50 (2.50) (0.25) (0.25) (2.00) 209,451.25 209,951.75

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

34,048.50 56,747.50 5,674.75 10,674.75 20,000.00 45,398.00 450,000.00 622,543.50

1.48% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 46.54%

$

79,798.89

$

NET PASS THROUGH INCOME (LOSS)

B

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Final Budget Jones 2017-2018

% of Budget

OTHER EXPENSES 135 Endowed Membership Expenses - Lodge 136 Endowed Membership Expenses - Masonic Home of MO (13.8889%) 137 Endowed Membership Expenses - Children's Foundation (11.1111%) 138 Endowed Membership Expenses - G Washington Memorial (0.0139%) 139 Endowed Membership Expenses - Scholarship Fund (0.0139%) 175 Salaries - Children's Foundation Employees 176 Employer Tax Expense - Children's Foundation Employees 310 Insurance - All insurance including Lodge Liability 371 Inventory Expenses 377 Printing of Dues Cards 245 Special Events TOTAL OTHER EXPENSES

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

41,549.13 5,750.95 4,600.76 575.09 575.09 10,083.35 897.35 44,255.36 18,713.44 (7,000.00) 120,000.52

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

43,394.46 6,027.01 4,821.60 602.75 602.75 22,000.00 2,100.00 90,500.00 29,500.00 3,780.00 7,000.00 210,328.57

95.75% 95.42% 95.42% 95.41% 95.41% 45.83% 42.73% 48.90% 63.44% 0.00% -100.00%

OTHER REVENUE 507 Samuel Smith Stewart Trust Income 511 Income Transfers 512 Endowed Membership Interest 515 Masonic Home Reimbursement 516 Membership Data Licensing Income 517 Postage (mailing supplies) 518 Lodge of Research Income 550 Insurance Reimbursement 554 Products Sales 548 Dues Card Income 525 Special Events 520 Other Income 531 Relief-Charity-Disaster 532 Disaster & Relief 547 Voluntary Contributions 551 Children Foundation Income

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

15,000.00 69,523.86 18,842.79 250,000.00 1,204.75 (415.59) 27,028.45 59.20 (773.74) 2,660.94 570.00 29,942.45

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

15,000.00 86,788.91 44,200.00 250,000.00 2,000.00 12,000.00 75,210.00 53,000.00 3,669.40 2,500.00 43,600.00

100.00% 0.00% 80.11% 42.63% 100.00% 60.24% -3.46% 0.00% 51.00% 1.61% 0.00% 106.44% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 68.68%

$

413,643.11

$

587,968.31

$

293,642.59

$

377,639.74

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ D $

52,014.36 9,382.41 2,260.32 31,082.13 35,814.98 (111,382.75) (7,421.47) 11,749.98

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

49,000.00 19,400.00 10,000.00 59,500.00 (7,800.00) 130,100.00

NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE TRANSFERS AND RESTRICTED INVESTMENTS [A+B+C+D] E $

(18,845.99)

$

(79,740.24)

[E+F]G $

(18,845.99)

$

(79,740.24)

TOTAL OTHER REVENUE C

NET OTHER REVENUE (EXPENSE) UNRESTRICTED INVESTMENT INCOME 508 General Interest Income 505 Permanent Fund 522 Endowment Grand Lodge Contributions 506 Reserve Fund 560 Realized Gain (Loss) on Investments Unrestricted 562 Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Investments Unrestricted 564 Fees on Investments Unrestricted NET UNRESTRICTED INVESTMENT INCOME (LOSS)

NET UNRESTRICTED INCOME (LOSS)

Jone Budget vs Actual June 2018

106.15% 48.36% 22.60% 52.24% 0.00% 0.00% 95.15%

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RESTRICTED INCOME 509 Endowment Fund Interest 503 Disaster & Relief Fund Interest 504 Relief & Charity Fund Interest 513 Endowed Membership Sales 561 Realized Gain (Loss) on Investments Restricted 563 Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Investments Restricted 566 Fees on Investments Restricted NET RESTRICTED INVESTMENT INCOME (LOSS) NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE CAPITAL EXPENSES CAPITAL 299 Capital Improvement Account 351 Depreciation 352 (Gain) Loss on Disposal of Assets NET CAPITAL EXPENSE NET INCOME (LOSS)

2018

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ H $

Final Budget Jones 2017-2018

10,122.74 14,984.45 7,019.40 71,115.00 637,451.56 (360,084.52) (7,034.54) 373,574.09

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

16,000.00 30,000.00 13,085.00 80,000.00 (13,500.00) 125,585.00

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$

354,728.10

$

45,844.76

J

$ $ $ $

29,350.00 5,364.08 (14,850.00) 19,864.08

$ $ $ $

32,000.00 9,936.00 41,936.00

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$

334,864.02

$

3,908.76

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63.27% 49.95% 53.64% 88.89% 0.00% 0.00% 52.11%

91.72% 53.99%

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Balance Sheet

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As of June 30, 2018

Jun 30, 18 ASSETS Current Assets Checking/Savings 10 · Petty Cash 15 · Imprest Cash 20 · General Operating 21 · Mileage & per Diem Total Checking/Savings

200.00 -1,784.72 40,141.59 8,115.17 46,672.04

Accounts Receivable 11000 · Accounts Receivable

9,307.78

Total Accounts Receivable

9,307.78

Other Current Assets 12100 · Inventory Asset 30 · Contributions Receivable Total Other Current Assets Total Current Assets Fixed Assets 62 · Furniture and Equipment 65 · Accumulated Depreciation Total Fixed Assets Other Assets 28 · Investments-Designated 28A · Reserve Fund 28B · Permanent Fund Total 28 · Investments-Designated 29 · Investments-General 29A · General Fund Total 29 · Investments-General 31 · Investments-Permanently Restric 31A · Endowment Fund 31B · Endowment Membership Fund Total 31 · Investments-Permanently Restric 32 · Investments -Temporarily Restrc 32A · Disaster & Relief Fund 32B · Relief & Charity Fund 32C · Stewart Memorial Fund Total 32 · Investments -Temporarily Restrc 56 · PrePaid Insurance 57 · PrePaid Expenses 58 · PrePaid Special Event -200 yrs Total Other Assets TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES & EQUITY Liabilities Current Liabilities Accounts Payable 70A · Vendors Total Accounts Payable

47,351.46 209.77 47,561.23 103,541.05 202,019.32 -148,864.05 53,155.27

1,502,800.15 406,057.55 1,908,857.70 2,586,943.92 2,586,943.92 387,100.01 2,753,658.44 3,140,758.45 716,734.97 312,711.26 15,866,123.37 16,895,569.60 62,571.45 9,348.30 9,000.00 24,613,049.42 24,769,745.74

10,134.35 10,134.35

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Balance Sheet

07/16/18 Accrual Basis

As of June 30, 2018

Jun 30, 18 70C · Commerce Bank Visa 70E · BCNB MasterCard Total Credit Cards

108.00 -1,852.60 -1,744.60

Other Current Liabilities 71 · Accrued Vacations 72 · Deferred Revenue 73 · Due To Masonic Home 74 · Due To Children's Foundation 76 · Due To Scholarship Foundation 77 · Due To George Washington Memori 78 · Due To Youth Organizations

5,642.80 1,256.00 95.00 -92.80 34.50 9.50 57.01 7,002.01

Total Other Current Liabilities Total Current Liabilities

15,391.76

Long Term Liabilities 81 · Accrued Expenses

-88.00 -88.00

Total Long Term Liabilities Total Liabilities Equity 30000 · Opening Balance Equity 30001 · Designated Net Assets 30001A · Permanent 30001B · Reserve Total 30001 · Designated Net Assets 31300 · Perm. Restricted Net Assets 31300A · Endowment 31300B · Endowed Membership Total 31300 · Perm. Restricted Net Assets 31400 · Invested in Property and Equip 31500 · Temp. Restricted Net Assets 31500A · Relief and Charity 31500B · Disaster Relief 31500C · Smith Stewart Total 31500 · Temp. Restricted Net Assets 32000 · Unrestricted Net Assets Net Income Total Equity TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY

15,303.76 288.00 413,195.00 1,529,020.00 1,942,215.00 417,569.87 2,599,148.66 3,016,718.53 28,900.00 291,350.31 659,229.97 13,960,723.40 14,911,303.68 4,520,152.75 334,864.02 24,754,441.98 24,769,745.74

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GRAND LODGE OFLODGE MISSOURI GRAND OF MISSOURI DRAFT FYDRAFT 2019 BUDGET FY 2019 BUDGET 3 3 Draft Budget Draft Budget

ACCOUNT ACCOUNT 503 Disaster & Relief Fund Interest OPERATIONAL BUDGET EXPENSES 504 Relief & Charity Fund Interest Endowed Membership Sales LODGE BY DIRECT 513 APPROPRIATION OF GRAND 561 Realized Gain (Loss) on Investments Restricted 100 Salary-Grand Secretary 563Tax Unrealized (Loss) on Investments Restricted 105 Employer ExpenseGain - Grand Secretary 566 Fees on Investments Restricted 115 Health Insurance - Grand Secretary NET RESTRICTED INVESTMENT INCOME (LOSS) 131 Retirement Expenses - Grand Secretary 140 MSA Per Capita Donation - Donation to the MSA based on members INCOME (LOSS)from BEFORE CAPITAL EXPENSES 145 MSA AppealNET Donations - Appeals the MSA 150 Grand Master Discretionary Fund CAPITAL 160 Payroll Fees 299 Capital Improvement Account 170 Commission on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges 351 Depreciation 180 The Freemason Magazine CAPITAL EXPENSE Subtotal ByNET Direct Appropriate of Grand Lodge

200 205 210 220 225 230 240 250 260 265 270 272 275 280 282 285 295

NET INCOME (LOSS)MASTER BY REQUISITION OF GRAND Expenses-Grand Master Expenses - Grand Lecturer & Regional Lecturers Expenses-Grand Treasurer Expenses-Grand Lodge Officers Travel expenses - Other Jurisdictions - Grand Lodge Officers Expenses-Deputy Grand Master Masonic Appreciation Event District Deputy Expenses Conferences of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries Midwest Conference of Grand Masters Auditing Fees Legal Fees Grand Master's Contingency Fund Expenses of Annual Communications Annual Communications Security Training - DDGM & DDGL Youth Group Assistance - Grand Masters Youth Awards/Scholarships Subtotal By Requisition of Grand Master

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2018-2019 2018-2019 $ 30,000.00 $ 13,085.00 $ 80,000.00 $ 82,680.00 $ 7,712.10 $ (13,500.00) 11,000.00 H 2,480.00 $ 125,585.00 2,100.00 I 10,000.00 [G+H] $ 35,272.64 9,000.00 700.00 $ 25,000.00 300.00 $ 9,936.00 72,800.00 J 198,772.10 $ 34,936.00 L

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

[I-J] $

20,000.00 10,000.00 1,000.00 21,000.00 15,000.00 3,000.00 6,700.00 26,000.00 2,000.00 18,500.00 15,000.00 95,000.00 2,000.00 3,100.00 238,300.00

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GRAND OF MISSOURI GRAND LODGE OFLODGE MISSOURI FY 2019 BUDGET DRAFT FYDRAFT 2019 BUDGET 3 3 Draft Budget Draft Budget

ACCOUNT ACCOUNT

2018-20192018-2019 $ 30,000.00 $ 13,085.00 $ 147,000.00 80,000.00 $ 14,000.00 $ 8,000.00 $ (13,500.00) 2,000.00 H $ 125,585.00 32,700.00

300 305 307 311 315

503 Disaster & Relief Fund Interest 504 Relief & Charity Fund Interest BY REQUISITION OF GRAND SECRETARY 513 Endowed Membership Salaries-Grand Lodge Office StaffSales 561Tax Realized Gain (Loss)Lodge on Investments Restricted Employer Expense - Grand Office Staff 563 Expense Unrealized Gain (Loss) Investments Retirement - Grand Lodgeon Office Staff Restricted 566 Fees on Investments Restricted Worker's Compensation Insurance Premium NET RESTRICTED INVESTMENT INCOME (LOSS) Health Insurance - Grand Lodge Office Staff

318 319 325 330 335 340 342 345 346 350 355 360 361 365 370

NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE CAPITAL EXPENSES Operation of Grand Lodge Office PayPal Fees CAPITAL Credit Card Fees 299 Capital Improvement Account Printing, Postage, Stationery 351 Depreciation Telephone & Internet Expenses NET CAPITAL EXPENSE Office Equipment Office Supplies NET INCOME (LOSS) Technical Maintenance and Support Incidental Office Expense Employee Professional Development Membership Data Incidental & Travel Expense Grand Secretary Grand Master's Regalia - Apron, PGM Jewel, GM Pin Grand Lodge Regalia - Aprons, Collars, Cases 50 Year Pins/Certificates Printing Proceedings

$ $ $ $ J $ $ L $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Subtotal By Requisition of Grand Secretary

$

374,050.00

REQUISTION BY COMMITTEES Committee on Correspondence Committee on Masonic Education Committee on Masonic Youth Activities Committee on Fraternal Relations Committee on Ritual Committee on Relief & Charity

$ $ $ $ $ $

500.00 2,500.00 7,500.00 250.00 2,000.00 1,000.00

400 405 407 409 410 415

$ $ $ $ $

I

[G+H] $

35,272.64

750.00 $ 25,000.00 27,000.00 $ 9,936.00 14,000.00 $ 34,936.00 29,000.00 10,000.00 [I-J] $ 336.64 3,000.00 10,000.00 3,000.00 35,000.00 7,000.00 7,500.00 3,600.00 6,500.00 14,000.00


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GRAND LODGE OFLODGE MISSOURI GRAND OF MISSOURI FY 2019 BUDGET DRAFT FYDRAFT 2019 BUDGET 3 3 Draft Budget Draft Budget

ACCOUNT ACCOUNT 420 422 423 425 430 432 435 440 442 469 470 471 473

503 on Disaster & Relief Fund Interest Committee By-Laws 504 Relief & Fund Interest Committee on GeorgeCharity Washington Masonic Memorial 513 Endowed Membership Sales Committee on Public Relation Program 561 on Realized Gain on Investments Restricted Committee Mileage and(Loss) Per Diem 563 on Unrealized Committee InsuranceGain (Loss) on Investments Restricted 566 Fees on Investments Committee on Disaster & Relief Restricted NET RESTRICTED INVESTMENT INCOME (LOSS) Committee on Long Range Planning Expense

Committee on Membership NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE CAPITAL EXPENSES Committee on Technology Committee on Chartered Lodges CAPITAL Committee on Jurisprudence 299 Capital Improvement Account Committee on Ways & Means 351 Depreciation Committee on Directed Development NET CAPITAL EXPENSE Subtotal By Requisition of Committees TOTAL OPERATIONAL NET INCOME BUDGET (LOSS) EXPENSES

OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVENUE 500 Dues 530 DDGM-DDGL Income 552 Public Relations Assessment TOTAL OPERATIONAL BUDGET REVENUE OPERATIONAL INCOME (LOSS)

A

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2018-20192018-2019 $500.00 30,000.00 $ 13,085.00 1,000.00 $ 21,500.00 80,000.00 $ 46,000.00 $500.00 $ - (13,500.00) H $500.00125,585.00 1,000.00 I [G+H] $ 35,272.64 500.00 200.00 1,000.00 $ 25,000.00 500.00 $ 9,936.00 J $ 34,936.00 86,950.00 898,072.10 L [I-J] $ 336.64

$ $ $ $

279,500.00 6,520.00 21,500.00 307,520.00

$

(590,552.10)

PASS THROUGH EXPENSES 163 Youth Support Per Capita @ 1.50 per assessed member (553) $ 32,250.00 164 Voluntary Youth Contributions (546) $ 165 Masonic Home Per Capita @ 2.50 per assessed member (545) $ 53,750.00 166 Masonic Scholarship Fund of MO @ .25 per assessed member (535) $ 5,375.00 167 George Washington Masonic Memorial Assoc. @ .25 per AM & 5.00 Per$ EA (540) 10,375.00 168 Masonic Home EA @ 20.00 per EA (555) $ 20,000.00 169 Children's Foundation @ $2.00 per assessed member (538) $ 43,000.00 472 Samuel Smith Stewart Memorial Scholarships $ 450,000.00 TOTAL PASS THROUGH EXPENSES $ 614,750.00


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GRAND OF MISSOURI GRAND LODGE OFLODGE MISSOURI FY 2019 BUDGET DRAFT FYDRAFT 2019 BUDGET 3 3 Draft Budget Draft Budget

ACCOUNT ACCOUNT 503 Disaster & Relief Fund Interest 504 Relief & Charity Fund Interest PASS THROUGH REVENUE 513 Endowed Membership 553 Youth Support Per Capita (163) Sales 561 Realized Gain (Loss) on Investments Restricted 546 Voluntary Youth Contributions (164) 563 Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Investments Restricted 545 Masonic Home Per Capita (165) 566 Fees on Investments Restricted 535 Masonic Scholarship Fund (166) NET RESTRICTED INVESTMENT INCOME (LOSS) 540 George Washington Masonic Memorial Fund (167) 555 Masonic Home EA (168) NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE CAPITAL EXPENSES 538 Children's Foundation Per Capita (169) 536 Samuel Smith Stewart Memorial Investment Income CAPITAL TOTAL299 PASS THROUGH REVENUE Capital Improvement Account 351 Depreciation NET PASS THROUGH INCOME (LOSS) NET CAPITAL EXPENSE

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

B

2018-20192018-2019 $ 30,000.00 $ 13,085.00 $ 32,250.00 80,000.00 $ $ 53,750.00 $ (13,500.00) 5,375.00 H $ 125,585.00 10,375.00 20,000.00 I [G+H] $ 35,272.64 43,000.00 450,000.00 614,750.00 $ 25,000.00 J

OTHER EXPENSES NET INCOME (LOSS) 135 Endowed Membership Expenses - Lodge 136 Endowed Membership Expenses - Masonic Home of MO (13.8889%) 137 Endowed Membership Expenses - Children's Foundation (11.1111%) 138 Endowed Membership Expenses - G Washington Memorial (0.0139%) 139 Endowed Membership Expenses - Scholarship Fund (0.0139%) 175 Salaries - Children's Foundation Employees 176 Employer Tax Expense - Children's Foundation Employees 310 Insurance - All insurance including Lodge Liability 371 Inventory Expenses 377 Printing of Dues Cards 245 Special Events - 200 year Celebration TOTAL OTHER EXPENSES

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

OTHER REVENUE 507 Samuel Smith Stewart Trust Income 511 Income Transfers 512 Endowed Membership Interest 515 Masonic Home Reimbursement 516 Membership Data Licensing Income

$ $ $ $ $

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$ $

[I-J] $ 43,394.46 6,027.01 4,821.60 602.75 602.75 22,000.00 2,100.00 90,500.00 29,500.00 3,780.00 7,000.00 210,328.57

15,000.00 86,788.91 44,200.00 250,000.00

9,936.00 34,936.00

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GRAND LODGE OFLODGE MISSOURI GRAND OF MISSOURI FY 2019 BUDGET DRAFT FY DRAFT 2019 BUDGET 3 3 Draft Budget Draft Budget

ACCOUNT ACCOUNT 503 Disaster & Relief Fund Interest 517 Postage (mailing supplies) 504 Relief & Charity Fund Interest 518 Lodge of Research Income 513 Endowed Membership Sales(Total Memberships) 550 Insurance Reimbursement from Lodges 561 Realized Gain (Loss) on Investments Restricted 554 Products Sales 563Income Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Investments Restricted 548 Dues Card 566 Fees on Investments Restricted 525 Special Events 520 Other IncomeNET RESTRICTED INVESTMENT INCOME (LOSS) 531 Relief-Charity-Disaster NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE CAPITAL EXPENSES 532 Disaster & Relief 547 Voluntary Contributions CAPITAL 551 Children Foundation Income 299 Capital Improvement Account 351 Depreciation TOTAL OTHER REVENUE NET CAPITAL EXPENSE

NET OTHER REVENUE NET INCOME(EXPENSE) (LOSS) UNRESTRICTED INVESTMENT INCOME 508 General Interest Income 505 Permanent Fund 522 Endowment Grand Lodge Contributions 506 Reserve Fund 560 Realized Gain (Loss) on Investments Unrestricted 562 Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Investments Unrestricted 564 Fees on Investments Unrestricted NET UNRESTRICTED INVESTMENT INCOME (LOSS)

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2018-20192018-2019 $ 30,000.00 2,000.00 $ 4,500.00 13,085.00 $ 80,000.00 75,210.00 $ 53,000.00 $ 3,669.40 $ - (13,500.00) H $ 125,585.00 2,500.00 I [G+H] $ 35,272.64 43,600.00 $ 25,000.00 $ 9,936.00 580,468.31 J $ 34,936.00

C

$ L 370,139.74 [I-J] $

D

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

49,000.00 19,400.00 10,000.00 59,500.00 (7,800.00) 130,100.00

NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE TRANSFERS AND RESTRICTED INVESTMENTS E [A+B+C+D] $ (90,312.36) NET UNRESTRICTED INCOME (LOSS) RESTRICTED INCOME 509 Endowment Fund Interest

G

$[E+F] (90,312.36) $

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GRAND LODGE OFLODGE MISSOURI GRAND OF MISSOURI DRAFT FYDRAFT 2019 BUDGET FY 2019 BUDGET 3 3 Draft Budget Draft Budget

ACCOUNT ACCOUNT Disaster & Interest Relief Fund Interest 503 Disaster 503 & Relief Fund 504 Relief & Charity 504 Relief & Charity Fund InterestFund Interest Endowed Membership Sales 513 Endowed513 Membership Sales 561 Realized Gain (Loss) on 561 Realized Gain (Loss) on Investments Investments Restricted Restricted 563Gain Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Investments 563 Unrealized (Loss) on Investments Restricted Restricted 566 Fees on Restricted Investments Restricted 566 Fees on Investments NET RESTRICTED INVESTMENT INCOME (LOSS) NET RESTRICTED INVESTMENT INCOME (LOSS) H

2018-2019 2018-2019 $ 30,000.00 $ 30,000.00 $ $ 13,085.00 13,085.00 $ 80,000.00 $ 80,000.00 $ $ $ $ $ (13,500.00) $ (13,500.00) $ 125,585.00 $ H 125,585.00

NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFOREEXPENSES CAPITAL EXPENSES NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE CAPITAL I [G+H] $ I

[G+H] $ 35,272.64 35,272.64

CAPITAL CAPITAL Capital Improvement 299 Capital 299 Improvement Account Account 351 Depreciation 351 Depreciation NETEXPENSE CAPITAL EXPENSE NET CAPITAL

J

$ 25,000.00 $ 25,000.00 $ $ 9,936.00 9,936.00 J $ 34,936.00 $ 34,936.00

NET(LOSS) INCOME (LOSS) NET INCOME

L

[I-J] $ L

[I-J] $ 336.64

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REPORT OF THE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri Brethren, The Grand Lodge Special Committee on Achievement Awards for the year of 2017-2018 continued to review, recommend and make changes to the Application for the Grand Lodge Achievement Award. The goals: first support the streamlined application process while listening to recommendations provided by lodges and District Deputy Grand Masters (DDGM) around the state. Second, continue the engagement of the DDGMs in the submission and approval process. The program continues to provide two award levels, Honor Lodge and Honor Lodge with Distinction. Additionally, Grand Lodge Certificates recognizing ten (10) years of consecutive participation are given i.e. 10, 20, 30 years etc. A standard operating procedure has been developed to identify the goals and mission of the committee. In addition, it provides a process for the review and filing Achievement Award submissions and the maintenance of historical data. This will provide continuity of the program from one year to another. The committee relied on electronic communication to review and coordinate recommendations, therefor no formal meets were held. The Achievement Award program has been in existence for 42 years. There are six lodge’s that deserve recognition for participating in the program every year since its inception: St. Louis Missouri Lodge No. 1 Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 St. Charles Lodge No. 241 Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 Algabil-Freedom Lodge No. 636 It is not the responsibility of the Grand Lodge Achievement Award Committee to validate the lodge submissions. The DDGMs must validate


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the submissions to ensure the integrity of the Achievement Award Program. Many Achievement Award submissions were e-mailed to the Grand Lodge office by the lodge by passing the DDGMs for review. One was even e-mailed to Most Worshipful Smith. The submission form is very clear that they are to be e-mailed to glaa@momason.org. Sending the Achievement Award submissions to the Grand Lodge office causes an unnecessary burden on the staff and has resulted in the committee sending them back to the DDGMs for review thereby delaying processing. Numerous questionable inputs were received by the Achievement Award Committee this year. Examples follow: 1) Attendance at Area or Regional School of Instruction.

a) Master, Wardens, Deacons and Stewards – 15 pts. for each individual attending first meeting, 5 points for subsequent meetings. If the Master, Wardens, Deacons and Stewards all attended the first meeting it would be 105 points. The Master, Wardens, Deacons and Stewards would have had to attended 10 subsequent meetings to earn the 370 additional points.

b) Other officers and members – 5 pts. each attending. One lodge took credit for 1455 Points which would been 291 of the lodge members attending Area or Schools of Instruction.

2) Host an open house at your lodge.

a) The line item qualifies for 50 points total. A lodge took credit for 900 Points.

b) Co/Host a MOCHIP event. The line item only qualifies for 150 points for each event. A lodge took credit for 750 Points. That’s Co/Hosting five MOCHIP events.

3) Host lodge events /lodge run charitable event. Worth 30 points for each event.

a) A lodge took credit for 860 points. That’s over twenty-eight (28) charitable events.

4) Submit a form for the Masonic Service Award. 5- 20 points maximum

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Three were received by the Grand Secretary but were not the lodges that took credit. 5) Lodge visitations.

a) A fraternal visit between lodges with 4 or more members present is worth 15 points for each fraternal visit. A lodge took credit for 1935 points. That’s one hundred-twenty-nine (129) fraternal visits.

6) Increase Lodge Membership by 5%.

a) Lodges are taking credit for the 100 points, but upon verification with the Grand Secretary they did not meet the 5% increase, nor did they submit the form to the Grand Secretary as required.

The Achievement Award Program has a long history of recognizing the outstanding achievements of individual lodges and its membership, however it is losing the prestige it once had. The actions of many lodges indicate the Grand Lodge Achievement Award is just another point game. Many of the lodges struggle each year to honestly earn the distinction of Honor Lodge/Honor Lodge with Distinction. It is unfair to them when other lodges abuse the system. Respectfully Submitted, Clifford Dobbins – Chairman George Shelley Jeffrey Henty Larry Dreppard James Ditter


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REPORT OF THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren, Our Committee had several conference calls since being set to work that lasted more than an hour. Additionally we corresponded via email throughout the year. We have worked diligently and professionally considering all facets of our responsibility and in what we saw as the best interest for the Grand Master and the Grand Lodge. Our first meeting focused on asking the question, which is more important Recruitment or Retention? Last year’s committee recommended we focus on both of these. Our answer to that question after careful consideration and discussion was to focus more toward retention. We determined that if we improve Retention then we would not need to worry about Recruitment. The next several meetings focused on Retention and discussions on what areas we thought could be improved on. The groups divided up 3 areas: Merging members, Masonic Education at Stated Communications, and Efficiency of Stated Communications. We developed a concise plan and sent in a summary on April 16th of our recommendations to improve on each area. Below is a brief overview of the main principles and concepts: 1. Welcoming New Merging Members A. Problem: When Lodges merge one or both lodge’s members might feel a loss of connection. B. Suggestion: Develop plans to engage the members under one banner. Both Lodges should come together as one family. 2. Masonic Education at Stated Communications

A. Problem: New Members come into Freemasonry with an interest in learning. Once they have received the degrees they are on their own without guidance or instruction. Our mentoring program provides a wealth of knowledge during the initiation process but the education should be encouraged to continue. B. Suggestion: A short 20 minutes of Education per meeting would be enough to keep new Members attending and possibly re-inspire older members. Each District could have an Education Officer as well to deliver Education to each Lodge a few times a year.


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3. Improve the Business at Stated Meetings by shortening them A. Problem: One of the most common reasons for not regularly attending Lodge is boring business meetings or communications in which Brothers find no value or lose their attention. B. Suggestions: The Order of Business could still follow recommended outline with a few adjustments. The minutes could be published before hand and posted or emailed. Other items could be shortened or adjusted. The younger family men we seek as Brothers must feel our meetings are worth the time they spend and not redundant or a waste of their evening. The Membership Committee developed a plan and followed through with it this year as we reviewed options and looked for opportunities of action. Moving forward we hope to assist in improving one or all our recommended areas for Retention as well as seeing them considered for implementation. As the data shows we will only see more merging Lodges, younger generations entering lodges and demanding more Education and value, and the complaints of current business meetings failing to keep attention or misuse Brothers time. As they say, if we are not growing we are dying. Fraternally submitted, Christopher Tilley, Chairman Michael Bickel Jacob Thompson Patrick Squires


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APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL REPORTS Grand Master Jones informed the Craft the following reports were, also found in the Report Book handed out at registration. He stated that there also needed to be approval on these, since they were not a committee. The Grand Master then moved to accept the reports. It was seconded and there was no discussion. Motion Passed. • REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER • REPORT OF THE GRAND SECRETARY • REPORT OF THE GRAND LECTURER • REPORT OF THE MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH • THE MASONIC CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION • THE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION


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REPORT ON THE GRAND MASTER’S ADDRESS Most Worshipful Brother Richard L. Smith, reported on behalf of the Past Grand Master’s present at the 197th annual communication, that the Address of our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Ronald D. Jones had been found to be received in due and ample form. The report was signed by Past Grand Master’s: Most Worshipful Brother James A. Noland, Jr. (1977-1978) Most Worshipful Brother Vern H. Schneider (1984-1985) Most Worshipful Brother Dale C. Motter (1993-1994) Most Worshipful Brother Jimmy D. Lee (2002-2003) Most Worshipful Brother Dr. Elmer E. Revelle (2004-2005) Most Worshipful Brother Bruce R. Austin (2007-2008) Most Worshipful Brother Larry C. Reynolds (2009-2010) Most Worshipful Brother Gail S. Turner (2010-2011) Most Worshipful Brother John W. Hess (2011-2012) Most Worshipful Brother David L. Ramsey (2012-2013) Most Worshipful Brother John B. Broyles (2013-2014) Most Worshipful Brother David W. Haywood (2014-2015) Most Worshipful Brother Richard L. Smith (2016-2017) There was a motion and second for the report to be accepted, by a show of hands of the voting delegates of the Grand Lodge, the Report was accepted. Grand Master Jones apologized for his neglect to mention on the previous day, the people that allowed us to be here by their actions, The Veterans. He had all present stand and they received a hearty applause.

GRAND LODGE OF OREGON Grand Master Jones invited, Grand Master James Morgan from the State of Oregon to share remarks with the craft. It’s indeed an honor to be here. Oregon is very proud, to be called a child of The Grand Lodge of Missouri and I am very honored and privileged to be here today to speak with you. I would like to tell you why a couple brothers from Oregon came out here today to see you


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all in Missouri. A few years ago, one of your Brothers, who shall remain nameless but he’s never at a loss for words, was kind enough to bring a replica, of the original charter of what turned out to be Oregon Lodge #1 in Oregon City, to our annual Communication. As soon as he came out there and we met him, being not the brightest Brothers in the world, we thought we found a great new friend and we truly had. As my journey progressed, I met Most Worshipful Brother Jones at a Masonic Communities Services Conference and became good friends. Soon after that at The Grand Masters Conference, I met Right Worshipful Brother Tim Thomas and I found a true Brother. It is amazing to me that I can travel half way across the Country and meet someone I had never met before but feel like it’s someone I had known my whole life. Our Brotherhood is a bond that we have, like no one else in the World. We are so fortunate to be able to share that with each other. Grand Master Morgan referred to his meeting of Past Grand Masters Lee and Ramsey, was like his introduction to Most Worshipful Brother Jones and Right Worshipful Brothers Thomas and Treutelaar. It was like we’ve known them forever. This friendship is not just for Grand Lodge Officers, those that get to travel to conferences around the Country, it’s for each an every one of you. You all have the right to visit Lodges of Master Masons, I strongly urge you to get to know your Brothers that you haven’t met yet.” He thanked everyone for the kindness showed for himself and his wife, while they had been here for our annual communication.

ORATION OF GRAND ORATOR – RIGHT WORSHIPFUL KEVIN B. SAMPLE Grand Master Jones asked for Right Worshipful Brother Kevin Sample, Grand Orator to give his Oration. Right Worshipful Brother Sample began by saying: It’s really interesting as we observe some of the speakers over the last couple of days, that there seems to be a very significant tone, that’s echoing throughout all the speakers. It’s amazing when I was listening to Most


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Worshipful Brother McKinney, yesterday and R.W.B. Brown’s presentation, Most Worshipful Brother Malcolm Morris. They all seem to have the same tone or ringing through them, it was all real interesting because, we did not collaborate in any of these presentations and I heard it again this morning in the prayer that was offered at The Lodge of Research. So, if you will... I know this might come to a surprise to some of you, and I admit it doesn’t happen as often as it should, but a week ago Sunday I attended church services in north-central rural Missouri, Omaha Baptist Church, the guest of Mom and Pop Yunick. I’m telling you if you ever get up there, be careful. That preacher, he preaches right at you – he knows things about you, who you are, he sees right into you, and it’s scary. Anyway, there was a children’s group who got up to sing a little song that I remembered from my youth in Sunday School, “This Little Light of Mine”. I listened to the words of this simple but powerful song, “this little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…” It got me to thinking. “We” are always taking about light, Masonic light. I believe most of us think about that light as an intake of knowledge. But this other light is different right? This spiritual light is something that exudes “from” us, although some lights are dimmer than others, I’m speaking of myself here so don’t get itchy in your seats. Just consider for a moment that both of those lights can be, maybe should be, or simply are, the same light. Consider further that maybe we spend more time taking in light than letting it out…I say to you that it is time for us, in this chaotic and mixed up world, to let our little lights shine, shining together as one great beacon of light for the whole world to see, who we are and what we really stand for. Those of you who know me are quite comfortable with the idea, and even remind me from time to time, that I am not a learned or perfect man, although I am quite comfortable with the man I feel I have become. As is the case with each of us, the very essence of who I am today is largely the result of the influence of a very short list of inspirational people and events. For me, these influences are loving but firm parents, a spirituality in knowing my creator, and the relationships I have formed with the remarkable people I have met through this great and amazing fraternity. I was raised by a swamp-east Missouri, United States Marine Sergeant Major, a lifer who stood 6’8”, fought in Korea and did 3 tours in Vietnam. He was married to a feisty and mouthy little Detroit woman who stood


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all of 5’2” and would go toe to toe with him and never back down. They taught me, and even forcibly implanted into me, some very basic tenants of life. Those were to tell the truth no matter how much it hurts or how much trouble I might get in; to work hard and smart to earn a living and take care of myself and those who depend on me; to be charitable and respectful of my neighbors, my community and my country; to honor and respect women at all times and never, never disrespect them or cause them harm; that if I’m going to do something do it right or don’t do it at all; and finally, to lead, follow, or get out of the way. From the time I was able to walk and talk, I knew of this great fraternity we call Freemasonry. There were pictures, dress up nights, formal gatherings, meetings, dinners, parties, funny hats, and even sharp, pointy swords. What boy ever didn’t want to play with swords? I knew that my father was dedicated to something I could not possibly understand, and I knew that my mother supported him. I knew that I wanted that. I joined DeMolay late at the age of 16. At 18, the same year Missouri lowered the age, I petitioned Greenville Lodge No. 107 and started my Masonic journey. It is a journey which I pray will remain forever incomplete, and prove to be respectful and honorable to those who admitted me. I believe that one of the most powerful statements we are presented with in the whole of everything we are taught are the words: “to learn”, “to subdue my passions”, “and to improve myself in Freemasonry”. From the very first entry into the Lodge and every waking moment thereafter we continue to learn. We learn about our ritual and what each and every little component of it means to us as individuals. Within this system we reinforce and are encouraged to love and respect our fellow man, our neighbors, our community and our country. We study and learn the symbolism and the plethora of hidden mysteries that continue to present themselves to us and are continually reminded of how little we really know. And, we even learn how to not be afraid to speak in small and intimate gatherings such as this. The passions thing, that was a toughie. When I left home to join the service and shortly thereafter received my EA degree, I knew in all my heart that I was being watched, followed, and reports were being sent up the chain of command. Believe me, this caused me great frustration in trying to subdue 18-year-old passions because I knew “they” would know, and “they would not be pleased”, and it caused me to think about every little thing I did. Now that’s not to say that I didn’t do them anyway, but I’m sure “they” were very forgiving, or I wouldn’t be here today.


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To me, the most important and powerful aspect of this fraternity is that we continue to improve ourselves, not just from within the fraternity but also in the outside world. We come together from all aspects of life; rich, poor, black, white, yellow, brown, white collar, blue collar, an endless assortment of ethnic, cultural, religious, social and political backgrounds. We come together as Brothers, to respect, cherish and even embrace and learn from our differences. We come together to learn from each other those things that make us different, and yet bring us closer together in a strength and bond that is stronger than everything we know, except the love of our creator. And then, then we step out into the real world away from this fraternity and “some” become something different, anonymous, complacent, apathetic, resentful, bitter, hateful and even vulgar. We light up social media with things that are divisive and even socially unacceptable because we want to make a stand, to be heard, to make a public statement that we believe in something so strongly that we are willing to alienate ourselves from those whose hands we just yesterday clasped in brotherly love and friendship because of those things that divide us. This is NOT what we have been taught. This is not what our closing charge reminds and inspires each of us to do. Why can’t we be as equally passionate about teaching what Freemasonry is all about? When are we as Freemasons going to learn that it is not about our politics, our religion, the color of our skin, how much money we make, or even about Masonic titles and perceived rank and privilege. At the end of our days all these things are so small and pathetic and worthless. IT IS ABOUT OUR CHARACTER! Not only in the lodge but out of it as well. I come to you today respectfully, and I bring you these stories of my life, not tell you anything, not to teach you anything, but to try to inspire you. To try to remind you that we as the oldest fraternal organization on the face of the earth, are one of the greatest and most powerful weapons against all the chaos and intolerance in the outside world. We talk about “Masonic Light” but what do we do with it once we receive it? I, like each one of you, am but one little light, and sometimes I feel insignificant, and yes that light flickers low sometimes. But with all our lights shining together, we need to stand up and be recognized in our lives, in communities and in our country as the brightest shining light of civility and hope and respect and love.


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We must share this light with everyone and show the world how we cherish and embrace our differences. We must not hide in the shadows of our communities pretending to perpetuate our own existence. It is long past time that we express to the world the importance of the family and fraternal and spiritual bond that makes us greater and stronger together, and the importance of the growth of the whole of our civilization. We must teach and lead by example. We must help our young men and women grow into respectful and productive members of our society. We must help everywhere in our communities where help is needed and to the greatest extent of our capabilities, and to give freely without hope of reward or acknowledgement. And, we must not bicker amongst ourselves or be disrespectful at any time. Most importantly, we must exude the light of our love, our compassion, our spirituality, our respect of one another, from every ounce of our being. I believe that we Freemasons today, the greatest assemblage of men from every walk of life, from all over the world, at this very point in time, it is our time. Not to be the greatest generation, but to be the greatest of “our” generation! It is our time to lead, follow or get out of the way! It is our time to let our little light shine as an inspiration and hope for the whole world to see! Because in the end, only love will win. Fraternally and Most Respectfully Submitted, Kevin B. Sample Grand Orator

Grand Master Jones said he could bet that, Right Worshipful Brother Sample’s oration was written a couple weeks ago, and he had no idea of what was going to be said at this annual communication. “But the commonality in everything in this, is pretty amazing”. “Brethren it is a fact, that we are stronger together, and we have to move forward together to survive!”


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FINAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE PROPOSED AMENDMENT NO. 1 Amend section 10.040 and Add Section 10.045, which would increase Grand Lodge Per Capita by $15.00. This proposed legislation included a friendly amendment which reduced the $15.00 increase of Grand Lodge Dues to a $13.50 increase and the remaining $1.50 was divided across the Scholarship Fund, increasing that assessment by $0.75 and the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, increasing that assessment by $0.75. PASSED (294 YES TO 233 NO )

PROPOSED AMENDMENT NO. 2 Amend sections 22.030 and 22.040, which would increase the purchase price of an Endowed Membership from $750.00 to $2500.00. This included a friendly amendment which would change the effective date to October 31, 2018. FAILED (108 YES TO 436 NO)

PROPOSED AMENDMENT NO. 3 Amend sections regarding the Suspension for Non-Payment of Dues, which would allow for the issue of automatic Dimits for those that failed to pay annual dues FAILED (41 YES TO 505 NO)


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PROPOSED LEGISLATION NO. 4 Adds New section 16.401 which requires Lodges to provide Historical Candidates Proficiency Lecture Pamphlets to each candidate following their degree and to offer mentoring to learn it, was introduced on the first day of the 197th Annual Communication to be considered on the second day. This proposal would need a two / third’s majority to pass. PASSED (437 YES TO 107 NO) Pursuant to section 5.070 of the By-Laws of The Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri, The Jurisprudence Committee has reviewed all decisions, consents, permissions and official actions. Which have been referred to in writing and found them within the discretion of the Grand Master.


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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT FOR CONSIDERATION IN 2019 Pursuant to Article V, Section 2 of the Grand Lodge Constitution, Right Worshipful Brother Jeffrey S. Pennington, Grand Secretary, read the following proposed Constitutional Amendment for consideration by the Constituent lodges:


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PROPOSED LEGISLATION FOR ACTION IN 2019 The following proposals were submitted at the 197th Annual Communication. At the time of the preparation and printing of these Proceedings, these proposals have been reviewed as to form by the Grand Lodge Committee on Jurisprudence but should not be considered to be in final form as they may be subject to amendment or withdrawal prior to the 197th Annual Communication pending continued review and discussion with the proposals’ sponsors. These proposals have been distributed to the lodges and are available for review by the Craft by in the January Distribution Packet to the Lodges. This process is intended to provide as much time as possible for the Craft to review proposed legislation while at the same time avoiding, if possible, the necessity of a proposal being ruled out of order on the floor due to improper form.


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FINAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON

MILEAGE AND PER DIEM AND THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS Grand Master Jones called upon Right Worshipful Brother Mitchell C. Weinsting to give the report of the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem and Credentials. He respectfully reported:

FINAL MILEAGE AND PER DIEM COMMITTEE REPORT Your committee on Mileage and Per Diem reports amounts paid for attendance at this Grand Lodge, held in Columbia, Missouri, September 24 & 25, 2018 Past Grand Masters & Other Grand Lodge Officers District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Regional Grand Lecturers Sub-Total Grand Lodge Officers

2,040.80 5,354.80 4,740.40 1,023.00 13,159.00

Committees: Appeals & Grievances Building Supervisory Board Grand Lodge Office Bldg Credentials Jurisprudence Masonic Education Mileage & Per Diem Ways and Means Public Relations Chairman other Standing Committees

317.00 0.00 0.00 918.20 800.80 0.00 1,009.20 0.00 581.20

Sub-Total Committees

3,626.40

Representatives of Chartered Lodges Representatives of Lodges UD

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Sub-Total Lodges

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Fraternally Submitted, Mitch Weinsting, Chairman David Jacobi Duane Dimmit Ron Hickey Mark Hamilton

FINAL CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE REPORT The Committee on Credentials respectfully reported that for the 197th Annual Communication held on September 24-25, 2018 there were present: 955 - Members Present 874 - Voting Members 81 - Non-Voting Members 286 - Lodges Present 38 - Not Present This represents a reduction in attendance of approximately 27 attendees from the previous year and approximately 32 from the years prior. Respectfully submitted, your Committees on Mileage and Per Diem and Credentials. A motion was made and seconded, and with no discussion appearing, the motion to approve the Reports of the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem and the Committee on Credentials carried and the Reports were ordered to be printed in the Proceedings.


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CLOSING No further business appearing, the One Hundred Ninety – Seventh 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 23rd and Tuesday September 24th, 2019, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri. Right Worshipful Brother Lloyd G. Lyon, Grand Chaplain offered the Benediction.

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OPEN INSTALLATION Most Worshipful - Gail S. Turner– Installing Master Most Worshipful – Jimmy D. Lee - Installing Chaplain Most Worshipful – David L. Ramsey – Installing Marshal Most Worshipful – Larry C. Reynolds - Installing Marshal

GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR 2018-2019

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

Robert T. Thomas Stanton T. Brown, II Barry V. Cundiff Ty G. Treutelaar Steven D. Duncan Jeffrey S. Pennington G. David Wheelock Richard W. Kaeser, Jr. Charles F. Wiegert Kevin M. Fuller Emmett J. Bryson Barry W. Jenkins


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Christopher M. Nickle Matthew D. Ruth Rick F. Hutcheson Carl L. Smittle James C. Morgan Joshua A. Thompson Jeffrey D. Henty W. Harry Guinn Ronald D. Miller Walter D. Chidister John L. House A. Freeman Stanfill Bruce H. Trammel Gregory W. Yoder Steven C. Monrotus David B. Brown

After being presented with the gavel of authority, Most Worshipful Brother Thomas thanked his installing officers, Elected & appointed Grand Line officers, his guests in attendance, his appointed officers, and most importantly his family; his lady Kathryn, his daughter Shelby, his son Andy and his lady Tessa, their children (his Grand Children) Mabrey, Waylon, Julianna Pearl, his Brother Mike and his Lady Tilly Thomas. Most Worshipful Brother Thomas said his very first call to begin his appointed line was to Right Worshipful Brother Larry Albright. He asked him to be his Grand Orator, which he readily accepted. Unfortunately, Right Worshipful Brother Albright passed away, prior to this installation. Most Worshipful Brother Thomas said he wished he was there, but was thankful for Right Worshipful Brother Albright’s Lady, Shirley, was able to attend.


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PRESENTATIONS TO MOST WORSHIPFUL ROBERT T. THOMAS GRAND MASTER 2018-2019 Lady Kathryn asked to approach the East and presented Most Worshipful Brother Robert T. Thomas with his Grand Masters Jewel. Daughter Shelby then asked to approach the East, where she presented him with the Grand Master’s lapel pin and then his son Andy, asked to approach the East, where he presented him with his Top Hat. The Master of Galena Lodge No. 515 asked to approach the East. He and the Brethren of the Grand Master’s Home Lodge, Galena Lodge No. 515 presented Grand Master Thomas with a very detailed crafted Leather Apron Case for his Grand Master Apron. Illustrious Sir Rick Anderson, Potentate of Abou Ben Adhem Shrine asked Grand Master Thomas to meet with himself and Shrine members present and they presented him with a Grand Master’s Fez. Right Worshipful Brother Freeman Stanfill of Amsterdam Lodge No. 141 presented the Grand Master with one of his beautiful handcrafted wooden, birds eye maple hat boxes. Right Worshipful Brother Joshua Thompson presented the Grand Master with a handmade gavel. That Worshipful Brother Gary Ficken crafted and engraved. Galena Lodge No. 515 presented the Grand Master with a plaque commemorating his year of Grand Master as well as a handmade Cherry gavel. Most Worshipful Brother Jim Morgan, Grand Master of Oregon presented the Grand Master with a beautiful wooden cutting board in the shape of the State of Oregon. Grand Master Thomas, in turn made Most Worshipful Brother Morgan the first recipient of his pin and coin for his year as Grand Master.


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The Grand Master then asked Most Worshipful Brother Ronald D. Jones to approach the East and presented him with his Past Grand Master Certificate denoting his term of Service to Missouri Freemasonry as Grand Master to Masons. The Grand Master praised Most Worshipful Brother Jones, stating he was the guy he strived to be in his early Masonic career, he was his mentor and his guide, and he would not be here today without him. Most Worshipful Brother Jones graciously received the certificate and in turn expressed his thanks for the beautiful document.

REMARKS BY THE GRAND MASTER MOST WORSHIPFUL ROBERT T. THOMAS Our New Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Thomas then spoke to the elected and appointed officers, I stand here before all of you in humility and fully conscious of my limitations in face of the great responsibility and of the many and varied duties of the office that I now hold. To the elected and appointed officers I offer a quote that I hope will inspire you and give you strength during this Masonic year. Brother Theodore Roosevelt our 26th President, stated the following in a speech at the Sorbonne in France in 1910. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.� Let this message from our esteemed brother sustain you as perform your duties as Grand Lodge Officers. Why did you choose Freemasonry? You could have joined any number


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of charitable, social groups but you chose Freemasonry. Did you do it for the mystery, was there a familial connection, or just because the Masons you know carry themselves differently? Men tend to become Freemasons to develop as individuals, meet other like-minded people, and to enjoy its tradition, rituals, regalia, ceremony and the sociable nature of the organization. My message this year is what come you here to do? I hope that that every brother in the state will reflect upon that question as they pass through the outer door into their lodge. Have you ever paused to consider what your Masonic membership is worth to you- not in dollars, but in the things that dollars cannot buy? Was there ever a passport into more wonderful friendships than that represented by your membership in Masonry? Has the thought occurred to you that when you extend your hand in fellowship and understanding, it is received not by one person, but by thousands? Have you ever thought how Masonry makes you tolerant of another’s faults and weaknesses because Love has brought Wisdom from the Great Light of Freemasonry? Have you ever thought of the privileges of service that Masonry offers and the happiness derived from such service and sacrifice? Please allow me to give you an example. Less than 90 days ago, I was contacted by members of my Lodge and asked to meet to figure out how to close or merge our lodge. Let’s fast forward to less than a month ago. The brethren of Galena Lodge #515 were presented an opportunity to help an entity through the creating a partnership program. In less than 3 weeks the brothers raised $1000 which was then matched by the masonic home. They did this through the generosity of the brethren attending the meeting and generous contributions collected at a community event. At this event, the brothers manned a very visible booth and engaged the community freely and with a smile and hearty handshake to those passing by. In doing so, they were able to collect the names of several passing men who wanted to be a part of what was going on at Galena Lodge. Within a week, they already had a petition requested and a request to affiliate. It is safe to say that the one small spark of service and brotherly love has relit the flame of Freemasonry in the hearts of the brethren of Galena Lodge No. 515.


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Brethren, What come you here to do? My Great Grandfather was raised to the sublime degree of master mason in 1873. There is a very good chance that if he had attended lodge when I was raised in 1993, it would have seemed very familiar except for his means of transportation and electricity. Sadly, the same cannot be said today. People are drawn to Freemasonry for many reasons, hopefully the most important is the ability to improve themselves through our teachings. Unfortunately many of these men also come to us with an agenda. Instead of assimilating to our ancient customs, and rituals, they are using our sacred lodge halls as a place to settle scores from appendant body clubs, or other affiliated groups and gain leadership positions where they can advance their own agendas instead of doing the work that each of us promised and swore to do while kneeling at our altar. Brethren, don’t overlook the normally outgoing brother who is sitting away from the group with shoulders slumped and head hanging low. Break away from your clique, put your agenda aside, and help restore him from whatever trials he is facing through the tenets of friendship and brotherly love. There will always be individuals who slip through our screen. Just as one microscopic cancer cell can ravage an otherwise healthy body, one person can destroy the membership and good works of a lodge that has been a beacon of light in the community for over 100 years. The real solution is to have ways of getting rid of such persons when their true personality is revealed. To quote the actor who plays coach Dan Devine giving a pep talk before the Georgia tech game in the movie Rudy “no one and I mean no one comes into our house and pushes us around!” Quality over quantity is a slippery slope, but I challenge the investigating committees and signers of a petition to strenuously Guard the gate. Ask yourself one simple question. Is the man that you are recommending to join, not only your Lodge, but in effect every lodge in the world, someone you would invite into your home to have dinner with your wife and daughter? We live in a troubled world that has lost the ability to engage in civil discourse. Unfortunately the same behavior is spilling over into our lodges. We must return civility to our lodges. Be strong. Live by your convictions.


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Live by your obligations as a Mason. Be civil and respectful to all. Continually ask yourself these questions as you listen to our beautiful ritual, charges, and prayers. Do I presume to question the motives of others and to establish a pattern for them which is my own, but perhaps less desirable than the one they live by? Do I look for little, unimportant things to criticize, and enlarge upon these, overlooking my own greater faults? Do I look for the good that I know is in my brother, or only for the things that are his special weaknesses, while I dismiss my own faults as mere trifles? How great is the disparity between what I stand for and what I am willing to fight for? How can I become more deserving of the title- “Master Mason?” When you start out as a new and shiny Freemason you are placed on a path that you will hopefully follow the rest of your life. As you proceed along this line of travel, you are susceptible to the influences of others or perhaps your own vulgar thoughts that doesn’t adhere to the principles of freemasonry. The first thing you know, you have veered off that path by let’s say one half of a degree. As you continue on your path to the east, that misstep will soon grow to two degrees then 4 then 10 and the first thing you know you will find yourself at the east totally lost from the path that was the reason you joined the fraternity in the first place. I would ask that as you are traveling on that path that you continually examine yourself to see that you are following the line of travel you started on. --To remind yourself of the reason that you became a freemason in the first place. We have to continually ask ourselves what come you here to do. Doing so reminds us why we were formed nearly 200 years ago and strengthens who we are today, and guides us into our future. It is important to look to and build for a strong future by what we do today, while drawing on the incredible foundation built by those who came before us. It is that image that must be safeguarded.


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As I stand here today the duly elected and installed grand master of Missouri I challenge myself by reflecting upon these statements excerpted and modified from a book by Amy Carmichael. If I hold on to choices of any kind, just because they are my choice; if I give any room to my private likes and dislikes, then I know nothing of what it is to be a freemason “If I belittle those whom I am called to serve, talk of their weak points in contrast perhaps with what I think of as my strong points, if I adopt a superior attitude, then I know nothing of what it is to be a freemason. “If I can write an unkind letter, speak an unkind word, think an unkind thought without grief and shame, and If my attitude be one of fear, not faith, about the one who has disappointed me; if I say “Just what I expected,” if a fall occurs, then I know nothing of what it is to be a freemason “If I am afraid to speak the truth lest I lose affection, or lest the one concerned should say, “You do not understand”, or because I fear to lose my reputation for kindness; if I put my own good name before the other’s highest good, then I know nothing of what it is to be a freemason “If I take offence easily; if I am content to continue in cold unfriendliness, though friendship be possible, If I love to be loved more than to love, to be served more than to serve, then I know nothing of what it is to be a freemason.

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what brought you to this fraternity and how can you share that message with other good men in your community so that your Lodge may live on to be enjoyed by your children and grandchildren. Brethren I want to once again most humbly thank you for the honor you have bestowed upon me. I pledge to do my very best to perform the duties of my office to the best of my ability. With your continued prayers and support we will work together to shine the light of freemasonry into our communities and the world as we have done for nearly 200 years. Thank you and May God bless you keep you safe as you return to your respective places of abode‌..


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2018-2019 GRAND LODGE OFFICERS w/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 Grand Musician Grand Historian

Robert T. Thomas Stanton T. Brown, II Barry V. Cundiff Ty G. Treutelaar Steven D. Duncan Jeffrey S. Pennington G. David Wheelock Richard W. Kaeser, Jr. Charles F. Wiegert Kevin M. Fuller Emmett J. Bryson Barry W. Jenkins Christopher M. Nickle Matthew D. Ruth Rick F. Hutcheson Carlin L. Smittle Joshua A. Thompson James C. Morgan Jeffrey D. Henty W. Harry Guinn Ronald D. Miller Walter T. Chidister John L. House A. Freeman Stanfill Bruce H. Trammell Gregory W. Yoder Steven C. Monrotus David B. Brown

Crane Independence Kirksville Saint Louis Jefferson City Columbia Columbia De Soto Saint Louis Lee’s Summitt Saint Joseph Kimberling City Carthage Neosho Lead Hill, AR Springfield Kansas City Lebanon Ellisville Joplin Columbia Malden Mansfield Amoret Bolivar Kimberling City Farmington Buckner

Galena Lodge No. 515 Buckner Lodge No. 501 Adair Lodge No. 366 St. Louis Missouri Lodge No. 1 Chamois Lodge No. 185 Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 Acacia Twilight Lodge No. 114 Fenton Lodge No. 281 Noble Lodge No. 84 St. Louis Missouri Lodge No.1 Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 Galena Lodge No. 515 Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Neosho Lodge No. 247 Branson Lodge No. 587 Gate of the Temple No. 422 Compass Lodge No. 120 Laclede Lodge No. 83 Noble Lodge No. 684 Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Adair Lodge No. 366 Four Mile Lodge No. 212 Mansfield Lodge No. 543 Amsterdam Lodge No. 141 Branson Lodge No. 587 Table Rock Lodge No. 680 St. Francois Lodge No. 234 Buckner Lodge No. 501


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PAST GRAND MASTERS Dr. James A. Noland, Jr. (1977-1978) Macks Creek Lodge No. 433 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) Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 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 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 M. Robert Berger (2006-2007) St. Louis Missouri Lodge No. 1 William A. Martin (2006-2007, GL of Oregon) Osage Lodge No. 303 Bruce R. Austin (2007-2008) Charleston Lodge No. 407 Rocky E. Weaver (2008-2009) Liberty Lodge No. 31 Henderson Lodge No. 477 Larry C. Reynolds (2009-2010) 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 Lodge No. 84 Acacia Twilight Lodge No. 114 C. Brent Stewart (2015-2016) Gateway Lodge No. 40 Richard L. Smith (2016-2017) Ronald D. Jones (2017-2018) Mount Hope Lodge No. 476


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EMERITUS GRAND OFFICERS James E. Spencer, Grand Lecturer Emeritus Belton-Grandview Lodge No. 450 Randall Jay Jones, Grand Lecturer Emeritus Mount Olive Lodge No. 439

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 2018-2019 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

Michael D. Scott, Sr. Rusty E. Anders Jerrod D. Zimmer Richard W. Gibson Leonard A. Campbell Marvin E. Harper Robert D. Couldry Michael A. Marvin Michael L. Dodd David L. Cox Kenneth Shumard Samuel D. Thomas, Jr. Larry E. Potter Ronald A. Peterson Ronald H. Snyder Christopher C. Marcum Cecil R. Wagers David C. Witte Jeffery G. Boyce Thomas M. Corum Richard W. Smith Jeffrey Scott. Stacey

24. Justin M. Mueller 25. James P. Ditter 26. Christopher J. Newbold 27. Randy C. Davis 28. Ronald P. Wilkins 29. James G. Brand 30. Kenneth J. O’dell 31. Cleo W. Fields 32. Alan R. Cummings 33. Paul L. Daniels 34. Thomas N. Ross 35. John B. Dickenson 36. David M. Martin 37. Gary L.R. Asher 38. Timothy M. Briner 39. Christopher A. Nelson 40. Lance M. Davis

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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS 20182019 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

Tom Cotton Brain N. Hudnall Richard L. Jones David W. Moyer William J. Hollingsworth Douglas W. Davis William L. Spooner Thomas E. Christine Gary W. Rahmeyer Gary A. Mc Cormack Kenneth D. Bridges Steven W. Walden William R. Siegfried Larry L. Lanning Joshua A. Thompson Brian K. Mercer Frank B. Fowler George Barrios Bobby D. Smith John R. Hall Jason K. Denman

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Bill E. Mc Guire Thomas L. Cahall Charles T. Harrison John R. Harder Glenwood N. Patterson John J. Tune Thomas D. Shaw, II David G. Turner Edwin J. Hogan James L. Kilburn Robert E. Hammond Michael F. Smith Marion Eddie Williams, Jr. Michael D. Voyles Christopher J. Moser Ronald Galemore Jonce B. Chidister Mitchell S. Penn Daniel R. Hatley Tommy Williams John W. Eden William J. Sherman Larry M. Endicott, Sr.


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REGIONAL GRAND LECTURERS 2018-2019 REGION A Michael J. Minton REGION B Gregory E. Golden REGION C Glenn H. Burrows REGION D Wayne A. Gerdes REGION E Thomas E. Kuhn REGION F Christopher C. McLemore IV REGION G Randy E. Jennings

GRAND MASTER’S STANDING COMMITTEES 2018-2019 ACHEVEMENT AWARD: Lloyd G. Lyon -Chmn, James P. Ditter, Jeffrey D. Henty, George R. Shelley, Clayton C. Cooper APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES: Keith M. Bail – Chmn, Chris T. Harrelson, Jeffrey S. Stacey, Robert C. Carter, Christopher R. Briley BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD: Larry C. Reynolds, PGM – Chmn., Steven I. Toybes, PGM, David L. Ramsey, PGM BY-LAWS: Christopher M. Nickle – Chmn., Jonce B. Chidister, Kenton T. Harper, Daniel F. Cole, PGM, Henry M. DeWoskin CHARTERED LODGES: James L. Lowman - Chmn., Timothy L. Ritter, Kurt V. Osmundson, Phillip A. Kent CORRESPONDENCE: William Snyder – Chmn., Matthew D. Ruth, Aaron Shoemaker CREDENTIALS: Don L. Taylor, Jr. – Chmn., Morris F. Coburn, Ronald M. Hickey, Tommy Williams, Ronald D. Reynolds, Grant G. Smith, Jr., Robert R. Huels, Jr.


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ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS: Robert T. Thomas – Chmn., Ty G. Treutelaar, David L. Ramsey, PGM, Gail S. Turner, PGM, Barry W. Jenkins FORMS AND CEREMONIES: Gail S. Turner, PGM – Chmn., Stanton T. Brown, II, Rick Kaeser, G. David Wheelock GEORGE WASHINGTON NAT’L. MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION: Robert T. Thomas – Chmn., Stanton T. Brown, II, Barry V. Cundiff, Jeffrey S. Pennington. GRAND LODGE OFFICE OVERSIGHT: Robert T. Thomas – Chmn., Stanton T. Brown, II, Barry V. Cundiff, Ty G. Treutelaar, Jeffrey S. Pennington GRAND MASTER’S ADDRESS: Ronald D. Jones PGM – Chmn. INSURANCE: Dave R. Ingersoll-Chmn., Ben A. Roberts, Larry D. Byars, Kenneth L. Dunlap INVESTMENT: Steven D. Duncan – Chmn., Robert T. Thomas, Stanton T. Brown, II, Barry V. Cundiff, Ty G. Treutelaar, Jeffrey S. Pennington, James D. Schepers JURISPRUDENCE: Jonce B. Chidister – Chmn., Scott Gardner, Douglas D. Ritterskamp, Kevin L. Walden, John C. Caraker, Christopher R. Briley LIBRARY: Randy C. Davis – Chmn., Russell L. Pence, Jr., Douglas H. Reece, Ty G. Treutelaar, Dale R. Roller LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION: Richard L. Smith, PGM – Chmn., Larry C. Reynolds, PGM, David W. Haywood, PGM, Gail S. Turner LONG RANGE PLANNING: Robert T. Thomas-Chmn, All Advancing Line Officers, Christopher E. Tiley, Matthew D. Ruth, James E. McManigle


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LONG RANGE PLANNING REDISTRICTING SUB-COMMITTEE: Stanton T. Brown, II – Chmn., Joshua A. Thompson, Gregory E. Golden, Randy E. Jennings, Rick W. Kaeser, Jeffrey S. Pennington MASONIC CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION: Charles F. Wiegert – Chmn., Kevin M. Fuller, Emmett J. Bryson, Barry W. Jenkins MASONIC EDUCATION: David B. Brown – Chmn., Mitchell S. Penn, James L. Lowman, Byron W. DeLear, Earnie D. Wilson, Jacob W. Thompson MASONIC PUBLICATIONS: Robert T. Thomas - Chmn., Ty G. Treutelaar, Stanton T. Brown, II, Barry V. Cundiff, Editor David W. Haywood, PGM, Jeffrey S. Pennington. MILEAGE AND PER DIEM: Mitchell C. Weinsting – Chmn., James K. Gilbert, Bobbie E. White, Joseph S. Russell, Terry N. Wells, Mark E. Hamilton, Jack Kairy, Rick F. Hutcheson, Danny d. Dimmitt, Gregory W. Yoder, K. Porter Hensen NECROLOGY: Elmer E. Revelle, PGM – Chmn., M. Robert Berger, PGM, Larry C. Reynolds, PGM PUBLIC RELATIONS: Joshua A. Thompson – Chmn., Kyle R. Palacios, Randy C. Davis, Rick A. Kingcade, Gregory L. Pyron, Travis P. Schnelle PR SOCIAL MEDIA: Subcommittee: Randy C. Davis-Chmn., Travis P. Schnelle RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES: John W. Hess, PGM-Chmn, Glenn E. Means, PGM RELIEF AND CHARITY: Robert T. Thomas – Chmn., Stanton T. Brown, II, Barry V. Cundiff, David W. Ramsey, Jeff Quibell RITUAL: Grand Lecturer G. David Wheelock--Chmn., Michael Minton, Gregory E. Golden, Glenn H. Burrows, Wayne A. Gerdes, Thomas E. Kuhn, Christopher C. McLemore IV, Randy E. Jennings, Jon B. Broyles, PGM, Gail S. Turner, PGM


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SAMUEL SMITH STEWART: Robert T. Thomas -Chmn, Barry V. Cundiff, Stanton T. Brown, II, David L. Ramsey, PGM, David W. Haywood, PGM, Jon B. Broyles, PGM, Gail S. Turner, PGM, Larry C. Reynolds, PGM, John W. Siscell, II SCHOLARSHIP FUND, INC.: Robert T. Thomas -Chmn, Stanton T. Brown, II, Barry V. Cundiff, Ty G. Treutelaar, Rick W. Kaeser SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION: Ty G. Treutelaar -Chmn, Rick W. Kaeser, Charles F. Wiegert, Kevin M. Fuller, Emmett J. Bryson, Taz A. Meyer, John W. Siscell, III, Steven D. Duncan, Joshua A. Thompson, Barry W. Jenkins WAYS AND MEANS: James D. Schepers – Chmn., Buddy D. Roberts, Taz A. Meyer, Christopher B. Jones, James D. Hardy, Carling L. Smittle, Steven D. Duncan YOUTH: Randy C. Davis – Chmn., Gary W. Dryer, Terry A. Yarbrough, Thomas H. McInnish, Lawrence S. Cameron, Barry W. Jenkins

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 2018-2019 APPENDANT BODY RELATIONS: Kevin B. Sample-Chmn, Mitchell C. Weinsting, Jeffrey C. Kitsmiller, Sr. MEMBERSHIP: Christopher E. Tiley – Chmn., Mark A. Mc Carthy, Jacob W. Thompson, Matthew D. Ruth 212: Jon B. Broyles, PGM-Chm, John W. Siscel, James E. McManigle


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Junior G. Warden

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Grand Secretary

* Deceased 1 No Installation of Officers

2 No Annual Communication in 1836 due to the Anti-Masonic excitement 3 Withdrawn from Masonry

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 1.................. 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 2.................. 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*............... 3 ............................................. 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

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

352 2018


Grand Master

D. Grand Master

Senior G. Warden

Junior G. Warden

Grand Treasurer

Grand Secretary

1 Died August 11, 1866, while in office. 2 Appointed August 13, 1866, by John D. Vincil, Grand Master. 3 Died April 11, 1877, while in Office.

4 John W. Luke served, by appointment, as Grand Secretary, from April 11, 1877 to October 11, 1877 5 Withdrawn from Masonry

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

May 1855 ................... L.S. Cornwell* .................. 1 ............................................ 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 1 Oct. 1867..................... W.E. Dunscomb* ............... C.A. Rowley*......................... T.E. Garrett*....................... Wm. D. Muir*......................... Wm. N. Loker*........................ G. Frank Gouley 2 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 3 Oct. 1877..................... T.C. Ready*........................ Noah M. Givan*.................... Jos. S. Browne*................... W.R. Stubblefield* ................. Wm. N. Loker*........................ John D. Vincil4 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* .................. 5.............................................. Samuel M. Kennard*.............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1887..................... Wm. M. Williams*............. James P. Wood*.................... Theodore Brace* ................. George E. Walker* ................. Samuel M. Kennard*.............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1888..................... James P. Wood*................. Theodore Brace*................... George E. Walker*.............. B.H. Ingram*.......................... Samuel M. Kennard*.............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1889..................... Theodore Brace*................ George E. Walker*................ B.H. Ingram* ...................... John R. Parson* ..................... Samuel M. Kennard*.............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1890..................... George E. Walker* ............ B.H. Ingram* ....................... John R. Parson*.................. Harry Keene* ......................... Samuel M. Kennard*.............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1891..................... B.H. Ingram* .................... John R. Parson*.................... Harry Keene*...................... J.B. Thomas*.......................... Samuel M. Kennard*.............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1892..................... John R. Parson*................ Harry Keene* ....................... J.B. Thomas*....................... A.M. Hough* .......................... Samuel M. Kennard*.............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1893..................... Harry Keene* ................... J.B. Thomas* ........................ A.M. Hough* ...................... D.A. Jamison* ........................ Samuel M. Kennard*.............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1894..................... J.B. Thomas* .................... A.M. Hough*......................... D.A. Jamison* .................... F.J. Tygard* ........................... Samuel M. Kennard*.............. John D. Vincil* Oct. 1895..................... A.M. Hough*...................... D.A. Jamison*....................... F.J. Tygard* ........................ E.F. Allen*.............................. Samuel M. Kennard*.............. John D. Vincil*

Date Election

FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, APRIL 23, 1821 (Continued)

LIST OF ELECTED OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.M. MISSOURI 2018 353


Grand Master

D. Grand Master

Senior G. Warden

Junior G. Warden

Grand Treasurer

Grand Secretary

1 Died October 12, 1904, while in office. 2 Appointed October 22, 1904, by Leroy B. Valliant, GM 3 Died April 22, 1916, while in office 4 Resigned May 20, 1921, account of ill health

5 Died November 7, 1924, while in office. 6 Died August 29, 1927, while in office. 7 Appointed September 1, 1927, by John Pickard, GM

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 1 Sept. 1905 .................. A.S. Houston* ................... D.M. Wilson* ........................ John T. Short*..................... R.R. Kreeger* ......................... Alphonso C. Stewart*............. John R. Parson 2 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 3............ 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 4 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 5 ........................ 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 6 Oct. 1927..................... Anthony F. Ittner* ............ B.E. Bigger*.......................... S.R. Freet*........................... Wm. R. Gentry, Sr.*............... E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather 7 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

FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, APRIL 23, 1821 (Continued)

LIST OF ELECTED OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.M. MISSOURI 354 2018


Grand Master

D. Grand Master

Senior G. Warden

Junior G. Warden

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

Grand Secretary

1 Resigned 2 Died December 28, 1942, while in office. 3 Died May 8, 1943, while in office. 4 Died April 22, 1944, while in office. 5 Appointed May 1, 1944 by W.F. Woodruff, Grand Master. 6 Resigned December 14, 1953.

7 Died September 16, 1956, while in office. 8 Resigned May 1, 1960 9 Appointed May 1, 1960 10 Resigned September 28, 1960. 11 Died while in office January 8, 1962. 12 Resigned June 30, 1970.

13 Appointed and Installed July 1, 1970.

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Sept. 1936 .................. Geo. W. Walker*................ H.L. Reader*......................... Henry C. Chiles*................. Elwyn S. Woods 1 .................. E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1937 .................. H.L. Reader*...................... Henry C. Chiles* .................. Elwyn S. Woods 1 ............... Karl M. Vetsburg* ................. E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1938 .................. Henry C. Chiles* .............. Elwyn S. Woods 1 ................. 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 2 ................ E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1941 .................. Harris C. Johnston* ......... Forrest C. Donnell* ............. Grover C. Sparks 2 ............. W.F. Woodruff* ...................... E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1942 .................. Forrest C. Donnell* .......... Grover C. Sparks 2 .............. W.F. Woodruff* ................... James A. Kinder 3 ................. E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather* Sept. 1943 .................. W.F. Woodruff*.................. Willis J. Bray* ...................... Solon Cameron* ................. Morris E. Ewing* ................... E.E. Morris*............................ Arthur Mather 4 Sept. 1944 .................. Willis J. Bray* .................. Solon Cameron*.................... Morris E. Ewing*................ Harry F. Sunderland*............ E.E. Morris*............................ Harold L. Reader 5 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 6 .......................... 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 7 ................ 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 10 ................. W.H. Utz, Jr*.......................... Harold L. Reader 8 Sept. 1960 .................. Bruce H. Hunt* ................ Robert H. Mann* ................. R. Jasper Smith 10 ............. Martin B. Dickinson*............. W.H. Utz, Jr*.......................... Elmer W. Wagner 9 Sept. 1961 .................. Robert H. Mann*............... R. Jasper Smith 11 .............. 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 12 Sept. 1970 .................. William H Chapman * ..... .T.J. Davis, Jr.* .................... W.H. McLaughlin*.............. W.L. Walker *......................... W.H. Utz, Jr*.......................... Frank A. Arnold 13 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

1 Statement of Intent to not run for relection, September 24, 1979 2 Retirement effective: June 30, 1986 3 Not elected to Advance September 29, 1986 4 Appointed and Installed July 16, 1986 by Charles E. Scheurich, Grand Master 5 Died in Office, March 13, 1996 6 February 7, 1997 7 Appointed Acting, April 14, 1997 by Donald E. Scott, Grand Master.

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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 1......................... 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 3........ Thomas K. McGuire, Jr. ........ W. Marion Luna*.................... Frank A. Arnold 2 Sept. 1986 .................. P. Vincent Kinkead*.. ....... Thomas K. McGuire, Jr........ Robert D. Jenkins............... Thomas C. Warden ................ W. Marion Luna*.................... Terry C. Alexander 4 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*5 .......... 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*.................... Terry C. Alexander 6 Sept. 1997 .................. Jeffrey O. Nations ……..... Steven I. Toybes.................... Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr*....... Freddie D. Adams*................. W. Marion Luna*.................... Ronald D. Miller 7 Sept. 1998 .................. Steven I. Toybes …............ Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr.*........ Freddie D. Adams*............. Glenn E. Means...................... W. Marion Luna*.................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 1999 .................. Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr *.... Freddie D. Adams*............... Glenn E. Means.................. Jimmy D. Lee ......................... W. Marion Luna*.................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2000 .................. Freddie D. Adams*............ Glenn E. Means.................... Jimmy D. Lee...................... Stanley M. Thompson............ W. Marion Luna*.................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2001 .................. Glenn E. Means ................ Jimmie D. Lee....................... .Stanley M. Thompson........ Elmer E. Revelle .................... W. Marion Luna*.................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2002 .................. Jimmie D. Lee .................. Stanley M. Thompson ......... .Elmer E. Revelle ................ John M. Nations..................... W. Marion Luna*.................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2003 .................. Stanley M. Thompson ….... Elmer E. Revelle................... .John M. Nations ................ M. Robert Berger ................... W. Marion Luna*.................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2004 .................. Dr. Elmer E. Revelle …..... John M. Nations .................. .M. Robert Berger ............... Bruce R. Austin...................... W. Marion Luna*.................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2005 .................. John M. Nations ............... M. Robert Berger.................. Bruce R. Austin................... Rocky E. Weaver .................... W. Marion Luna*.................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2006 .................. M. Robert Berger............... Bruce R. Austin ................... Rocky E. Weaver................. Larry C. Reynolds .................. W. Marian Luna ..................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2007 .................. Bruce R. Austin ................ Rocky E. Weaver . ................ Larry C. Reynolds............... Gail S. Turner ........................ W. Marion Luna*.................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2008 .................. Rocky E. Weaver .............. Larry C. Reynolds ............... .Gail S. Turner .................... John. W. Hess......................... W. Marion Luna*.................... Ronald D. Miller Sept. 2009 .................. Larry C. Reynolds ……..... Gail S. Turner....................... John. W. Hess ..................... David L. Ramsey.................... Nicholas R. Cichielo................ Ronald D. Miller

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Grand Master

D. Grand Master

Senior G. Warden

Junior G. Warden

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

Grand Secretary

8 Resigned March 13, 2015 9 Appointed and Installed April 21, 2015 by David W. Haywood, Grand Master 10 Resigned March 4, 2016 11 Resigned April 16, 2016 12 Appointed and Installed April 24, 2016 by C. Brent Stewart, Grand Master 13 Appointed and Installed May 26, 2016 by C. Brent Stewart, Grand Master 14 Resigned November 1, 2017

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 8 Sept. 2015 .................. C. Brent Stewart.............. Richard L. Smith.................. Ronald D. Jones.................. Robert T. Thomas................... Nicholas R. Cichielo 11........... Dale M. Bryan 9 10 Sept. 2016 .................. Richard L. Smith………... Ronald D. Jones.................... Robert T. Thomas................ Stanton T. Brown, II.............. H. Keith Neese 13................... Jeffrey S. Pennington 12 Sept. 2017................... Ronald D. Jones………….. Robert T. Thomas................. Stanton T. Brown, II........... Barry V. Cundiff..................... H. Keith Neese 14................... Jeffrey S. Pennington

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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............................................. Consolidated to form United No. 5 Olive Branch................ Alton............................. Madison.................... Illinois............ April 3, 1822............................................ United with 1st G. L. Illinois 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. Illinois 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......... 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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No.

Town

County

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

Ringgold....................... Camden Point............... Platte......................... Missouri......... May 6, 1852............................................. Arrested May, 1855 Temperance.................. Vandalia........................ Platte......................... Illinois............ October 9, 1839....................................... United with G. L. of Illinois, 1842 Temple.......................... Mellville........................ Dade.......................... Missouri......... May, 1858................................................ Surrendered 1863 Evergreen..................... New Haven................... Franklin.................... Missouri......... November 1, 1864................................... Consolidated with Hope No. 251, June 23, 1992 Far West....................... Galena........................... Jo Daviess................. Illinois............ October 11, 1839..................................... Surrendered 1846 Osage............................ Little Osage.................. Vernon....................... Missouri......... May 6, 1852............................................. Destroyed 1861, by war Lafayette...................... Lexington...................... Lafayette................... Missouri......... October 8, 1840....................................... Arrested December 1, 1866 Lafayette...................... Lexington...................... Lafayette................... Missouri......... October 19, 1867..................................... Consolidated with Lexington No. 149, 1882 Triangle........................ Perryville...................... Perry......................... Missouri......... October 12, 1882..................................... Consolidated with Triple Tie No. 457, 1887 Humphreys................... Humphreys................... Sullivan..................... Missouri......... October 13, 1887..................................... Consolidated with Trenton No. 111, December 6, 1984 Hillsboro (Mt. Moriah). Hilsboro........................ Montgomery.............. Missouri......... October 8, 1840....................................... Arrested October 16, 1846 Independence............... Independence............... Jackson..................... Missouri......... October 8, 1841....................................... Surrendered October 1846 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 to form Continental No. 37, 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 Name to “Mt. Moriah No. 40”, 1844 Mt. Moriah................... Florissant...................... St. Louis.................... Missouri......... October 14,1841...................................... Consolidated with Mizpah No. 639, to form Mizpah Mt. Moriah No. 40 October 17, 1995 Mizpah Mt. ...... Moriah Florrisant...................... St. Louis.................... Missouri......... October 17, 1995..................................... Consolidated with Polar Star-Rose Hill No. 79 to form Gateway No. 40, June 1, 2016 Des Moines................... Burlington.................... ................................... Iowa Ty........... October 20, 1841..................................... United 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 Name to “Holt No. 49,” September 1904 Holt............................... Holt............................... Clay........................... Missouri......... May 25, 1854........................................... Surrendered Charter, November 20, 1978

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No.

Town

County

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

Middletown.................. Middletown................... Montgomery.............. Missouri......... May 25, 1854........................................... Arrested May 18, 1858 Ozark............................ Springfield.................... Greene....................... Missouri......... October 17, 1842..................................... Arrested October 18, 1847 Anderson...................... Chapel Hill................... Lafayette................... Missouri......... May, 1858................................................ Destroyed 1861, by war Linvingston.................. Glascow......................... Howard..................... Missouri......... October 11, 1842..................................... Surrendered September 1876 Linvingston.................. Glascow......................... Howard..................... Missouri......... October 12, 1876..................................... Consolidated with Fayette No. 47, February 6, 1979 Douglas......................... Marthasvilles............... Warren...................... Missouri......... October 11, 1842..................................... Surrendered November 15, 1883 Platte............................ Platte City.................... Platte......................... Missouri......... October 14, 1842..................................... Surrendered 1864 Tipton........................... Tipton............................ Monitieau.................. Missouri......... August 7, 1866........................................ Consolidated with California No 183, July 1, 1992 Monticello..................... Monticello..................... Lewis......................... Missouri......... October 12, 1842..................................... Arrested October 1886, by James W. Boyd, G.M. Lancaster...................... Lancaster...................... Schuyler.................... Missouri......... May 25, 1854........................................... Arrested 1866 Marion.......................... Salem............................ Marion....................... Illinois............ 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..................................... Consolidated 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 Name to “Dickerson No.70” 1847 Dickerson...................... Warren.......................... Marion....................... Missouri......... ................................................................. Formed from “College No. 70” Roanoke........................ Armstrong..................... Howard..................... Missouri......... May 25, 1854........................................... Changed Name 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 Name to “Ashley No. 75” Neosho.......................... Neosho.......................... Newton...................... Missouri......... October 14, 1846..................................... Surrendered March 1893 Polar Star .................... Clayton......................... St. Louis.................... Missouri......... October 14, 1846..................................... Consolidated with Rose Hill No. 550 to Form Polar Star Rose Hill No. 79, June 24, 2005 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..................................... Consolidated 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 with G. L. of Oregon Potter............................ Longwood...................... Pettis......................... Missouri......... May 25, 1854........................................... Surrendered December 2, 1896

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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......................... Caep 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 September 1916, by F.R. Jesse, G. M Pomegrate-Pyramid..... St. Louis........................ St. Louis.................... Missouri......... February 11, 1998................................... Consolidated with Forest Park No. 578, to form King Solomon No. 95, 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........................................... Consolidated to form United No. 5, 1857 Easton........................... Easton........................... Buchanon.................. Missouri......... May 28, 1858........................................... Arrested October, 1886 by J.W. Boyd, G.M. Bogard.......................... Bogard........................... Carroll....................... Missouri......... October 14, 1886..................................... Consolidated with Wakanda No. 52 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........................................... Surrendered 1873 Laporte......................... Macon............................ Macon........................ Missouri......... May 28, 1858........................................... Changed Name 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................................ Consolidated 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 Twilight........................ Columbia...................... Boone......................... Missouri......... October 19, 1867..................................... Consolidated with Acacia Lodge No. 602 to form Acacia Twilight Lodge No. 114, June 12, 2018 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................... Missour.........i 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..................... Richville........................ Douglas..................... Missouri......... ................................................................. Consolidated with Ingomar 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..................... Buchanan.................. Missouri......... ................................................................. Consolidated with Charity No. 331 to form Charity-Zeredatha 189, October 20, 2007 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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Pleasant Ridge............. Pleasant Ridge............. Harrison.................... Missouri......... May, 1860................................................ Arrested 1863, New Charter 1864 ro No. 105 Green Ridge.................. Windsor......................... Henry........................ Missouri......... October 19, 1867..................................... Surrendered 1873 Brumley........................ Brumley........................ Miller......................... Missouri......... October 17, 1878..................................... Consolidated with Iberia No. 410, June 7, 1979 Bent.............................. Taos............................... ................................... Ty. Of N. M..... June 1, 1860............................................ Surrendered 1865 Rowley.......................... Dearborn....................... Platte......................... Missouri......... October 19, 1867..................................... Consolidated with Camden Point No. 168, March 3, 1992 Rocky Mount................ Camp Ford.................... ................................... Utah Ty.......... June 1, 1860............................................ Surrendered 1862 Somerset....................... Powesville..................... Putnam..................... Missouri......... May 29,1861............................................ Consolidated with Hartford No. 171, January 7, 1994 Alto Vista...................... Alto Vista...................... Daviess...................... Missouri......... May 1861................................................. Arrested 1865 Salisbury...................... Salisbury....................... Chariton.................... Missouri......... October 19, 1867..................................... Consolidated with Huntsville No. 30, July 1, 1982 Orion............................. St. Joseph..................... Buchanon.................. Missouri......... May 1861................................................. Surrendered 1863 Austin........................... Austin........................... Cass........................... Missouri......... May 1861................................................. Destroyed 1861, by war Forest City.................... Forest City.................... Holt........................... Missouri......... May 30, 1861........................................... Consolidated with Oregon No. 139, March 13, 1974 West Plains................... West Plains................... Howell....................... Missouri......... May 1861................................................. Surrendered 1861 Granby.......................... Granby.......................... Newton...................... Missouri......... October 17, 1867..................................... Surrendered December, 1892 Quincy.......................... Quincy........................... Hickory...................... Missouri......... May 1861................................................. Destroyed by Civil War Barbee.......................... Sweet Springs............... Saline........................ Missouri......... October 19, 1867..................................... Consolidated with Trilumina No. 205, January 1, 2017 American Good Hope... St. Louis........................ City of St. Louis........ Missouri......... May 30, 1861........................................... Consolidated with Craftsman No. 717, March 15, 1997 Emerson....................... Emerson........................ Marion....................... Missouri......... May, 1861................................................ Destroyed 1861, by Civil War Everett.......................... Everett.......................... Cass........................... Missouri......... October 15, 1868..................................... Consolidated with Coldwater No. 485, 1894 New Boston.................. New Boston................... Macon........................ Missouri......... October 12, 1869..................................... Surrendered 1871 Albert Pike................... Kansas City.................. Jackson..................... Missouri......... ................................................................. Consolidated with Country Club No. 656, September 19, 2012 Mystic Tie..................... Oak Ridge..................... Cape Girardeau........ Missouri......... May 20, 1861........................................... Consolidated with Excelsior No. 441, September 25, 1996 Farmers........................ LaBelle.......................... Lewis......................... Missouri......... May 30, 1861........................................... Surrendered 1887 Jasper........................... Sarcoxie........................ Jasper........................ Missouri......... May 1861................................................. Destroyed 1863, by Civil War Woodlawn..................... Woodlawn..................... Monroe...................... Missouri......... October 19, 1867..................................... Consolidated with Madison No. 91, August 1920 Lamar........................... Lamar........................... Barton....................... Missouri......... May, 1861................................................ Destroyed 1861, by Civil War Hamilton...................... Hamilton....................... Caldwell.................... Missouri......... October 19, 1867..................................... Consolidated with Polo Lodge No. 232, December 31, 2014 Cypress......................... Laclede.......................... Linn........................... Missouri......... May 29, 1862........................................... Consolidated with Jackson No. 82, October 12, 1981 Nevada.......................... Nevada (Alpha)............ Grundy...................... Missouri......... May 29, 1862........................................... Surrendered Charter 1871 Mitchell........................ Columbus...................... Johnson..................... Missouri......... October 13, 1871..................................... Surrendered October, 1888 Claflin........................... Protem.......................... Taney......................... Missouri......... October 17, 1889..................................... United with Forsyth No. 453, June 3, 1939 Warrenton.................... Warrenton..................... Warren...................... Missouri......... May, 1863................................................ Surrendered 1899 Cardwell....................... Cardwell....................... Dunklin..................... Missouri......... October 19, 1899..................................... Consolidated with Hornersville No. 215, February 1, 1999 DeWitt.......................... DeWitt........................... Carroll....................... Missouri......... October 27, 1863..................................... Surrendered 1865, no returns Lone Jack..................... Lone Jack...................... Jackson..................... Missouri......... October 19, 1867..................................... Surrendered 1877 Bucklin......................... Bucklin.......................... Linn........................... Missouri......... May 26, 1864........................................... Consolidated with Marceline No. 481, April 15, 1982 Ionic.............................. Rensselaer.................... Ralls.......................... Missouri......... May 26, 1864........................................... Arrested 1889, by J.P. Wood, G.M. Weatherby.................... Weatherby.................... DeKalb...................... Missouri......... October 11, 1888..................................... Consolidated with Parrott No. 308, Septmeber 16, 1946 Sedalia.......................... Sedalia.......................... Pettis......................... Missouri......... May 24, 1864........................................... Consolidated with Granite No. 272, Dec 31, 2016 Spencersburg................ Spencersburg................ Pike........................... Missouri......... May 1865................................................. Surrendered September 1881 Granville....................... Granville....................... Monroe...................... Missouri......... May 25, 1865........................................... Consolidated with Woodlawn No. 223, Septmeber 1911 Manes........................... Manes........................... Wright....................... Missouri......... October 2, 1913....................................... Consolidated withn Mountain Grove No. 158, September 27, 1929 Palestine....................... St. Charles.................... St. Charles................ Missouri......... September 1, 2001.................................. Changed name to St. Charles No. 241, September 1, 2001 Portland........................ Readsville..................... Callaway................... Missouri......... May 26, 1865........................................... United with Mokane No. 612, March 27, 1953

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Keystone....................... Webster Grove.............. St. Louis.................... Missouri......... May 26, 1865........................................... Consolidated with Keystone-Trinity No. 243 February 17, 1988 Keystone-Trinity.......... Webster Grove.............. St. Louis.................... Missouri......... February 17, 1988................................... Consolidated with Maplewood No. 566 to form Spirit of St. Louis No. 27, June 16, 1999 Middle Fabius.............. Downing........................ Schuyler.................... Missouri......... May 26, 1865........................................... Consolidated with Queen City No. 380, June 8, 2000 Montgomery City......... Montgomery City......... Montgomery.............. Missouri......... May 26, 1865........................................... Surrendered May 12,1919 Clarkton....................... Clarkton........................ Dunklin..................... Missouri......... September 19, 1917................................ Consolidated with Malden No. 406, April 1, 1930 Rochester...................... Helena........................... Andrew...................... Missouri......... October 17, 1867..................................... Arrested July 1917 by Edward Higbee, G.M. Carrol .......................... Norborne....................... Carroll....................... Missouri......... October 19, 1867..................................... Consolidated with Wakanda No. 52, May 1, 1983 High Hill....................... High Hill....................... Montgomery.............. Missouri......... October, 1867.......................................... Consolidated with Jonesburg No. 457, February 1899 Glensted....................... Glensted........................ Morgan...................... Missouri......... October 18, 1900..................................... United with Versailles No., 320, March 22, 1943 Alanthus....................... Alanthus Grove............ Gentry....................... Missouri......... October 15, 1868..................................... United with Stanberry No. 109, June 9, 1939 Lindley.......................... Lindley.......................... Grundy...................... Missouri......... October 15, 1868..................................... Changed Name 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..................................... Con solidated 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..................................... Consolidated 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

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Town

County

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

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 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..................................... Consolidated 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 Parrott.......................... Maysville...................... DeKalb...................... Missouri......... October 12, 1869..................................... Consolidated with Western Star No. 15, June 12, 2017 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. Linn.............................. Linn ............................. Osage......................... Missouri......... October 19, 1898..................................... Consolidated with Jefferson No. 43, November 1, 2017 Cainsville...................... Cainsville...................... Harrison.................... Missouri......... October 13, 1820..................................... Consolidated with Bethany No. 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

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331 332 332 332 333 336 337 338 338 340 340 340 341 341 343 347 347 347 348 348 348 349 350 351 353 353 356 357 357 357 358 358 359 362 364 365 366 367 370 371 372 373 373 374 374

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Town

County

State

Date of Charter

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Charity......................... St. Joseph..................... Buchanan.................. Missouri......... October 13, 1870..................................... Consolidated with Zeredatha 189 to form Charity-Zeredatha No.189 October 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 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 Herculaneum................ Herculaneum................ Jefferson .................. Missouri......... October 19,1922...................................... Consolidated with Joachim No. 164, November 1, 2017 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..................................... Surrendered 1879 Warsaw......................... Warsaw......................... Benton....................... Missouri......... October 13, 1870..................................... Arrested September 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..................................... Surrendered June, 1892 Wilderness.................... Wilderness.................... Oregon....................... Missouri......... October 13, 1874..................................... United with Pine No. 314, May 9, 1936

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Date of Charter

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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 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 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 Lowry City.................... Lowry City.................... St. Clair..................... Missouri......... October 16, 1873..................................... Consolidated with St. Clair Lodge No. 273, January 1, 2017 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

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Covenant...................... Carrollton..................... Carroll....................... Missouri......... October 16, 1872..................................... Consolidated with Wakanda No. 52, 1880 Cedar Creek................. Lincoln.......................... Benton....................... Missouri......... October 16, 1872..................................... Consolidated 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 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.................... Tuscumbi...................... 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..................................... Surrendered 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 No. 669 to form 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..................................... Consolidated 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..................................... Consolidated with Belton No. 450, February 2, 1937

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Verona........................... Verona........................... Lawrence................... Missouri......... October 16, 1872..................................... Consolidated 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.................. Stewartsville................ DeKalb...................... Missouri......... July 3, 1903............................................. Consolidated with Hemple No. 37, to form Continental No. 37, September 4, 1990 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 Algabil-Freedom No. 636, July 1, 2011 Caruthersville.............. Caruthersville.............. Pemiscott.................. Missouri......... October 16, 1972..................................... Consolidated with Four Mile No. 212, September 30, 2016 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 Name 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..................................... Consolidated 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..................................... Consolidated 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 Name 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..................................... Consolidated 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

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State

Date of Charter

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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 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. Granby.......................... Granby.......................... Newton...................... Missouri......... October 22, 1902..................................... Consolidated with Neosho No. 247, April 6, 2017 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..................................... Consoldiated 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................................ Consoldiated with Raymore No. 451, April 12, 1932 Walker.......................... Walker........................... Vernon....................... Missouri......... October 12, 1887..................................... Surrendered February 19, 1898 Bethel........................... Bethel............................ Shelby....................... Missouri......... October 11, 1888..................................... Consolidated with Shelbina No. 228, November 6, 1985 Comfort......................... Wheaton........................ Barry......................... Missouri......... October 19, 1898..................................... Consolidated with Pythagoras No. 383, April 18, 2013 Franklin....................... St. Clair........................ Franklin.................... Missouri......... October 16, 1889..................................... Arrested July 1904, by, W.F. Kuhn, G.M. Stella............................. Stella............................. Newton...................... Missouri......... October 17, 1889..................................... Consolidated with Neosho No. 247, January 31, 2014 Dawn............................ Dawn............................. Livingston................. Missouri......... October 17, 1889..................................... Consolidated with Breckenridge No. 334, November 14, 2013 Winigan........................ Winigan......................... Sullivan..................... Missouri......... October 17, 1889..................................... Surrendered Charter, March 3, 2009 Jacksonville.................. Jacksonville.................. Randolph................... Missouri......... September 29, 1904................................ Consolidated with Cairo NO. 486, October 1, 2004 Ferguson....................... Ferguson....................... St. Louis.................... Missouri......... October 18, 1889..................................... Consolidated with Berkeley NO. 667, September 11, 1998 Ferguson-Berkeley....... Ferguson....................... St. Louis.................... Missouri......... September 11, 1998................................ Chaged Name to Masters Lodge No. 542 Masters......................... Hazelwood.................... St. Louis.................... Missouri......... October 16, 2000..................................... Consolidated with Bridgeton No. 80, June 7, 2007 Fides............................. Kansas City.................. Jackson..................... Missouri......... October 15, 1890..................................... Consolidated with Heroin No. 104, December 1890 Mexico........................... Mexico........................... Audrain..................... Missouri......... October 15, 1890..................................... Consolidated with Hebron No. 354, December 25, 1916 Algabil.......................... St. Louis........................ St. Louis.................... Missouri......... September 19, 1917................................ Consolidated with Freedom No. 636 to form 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

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Date of Charter

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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 No. 79 to form Polar Star Rose Hill, 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 Prairie ......................... Gilman.......................... Harrison.................... Missouri......... October 13, 1892..................................... Consolidated with Bethany No. 97, April 24, 1990 Blairstown.................... Blairstown.................... Henry........................ Missouri......... July 4, 1892............................................. Consolidated 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..................................... Consoldiated 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......... June 20, 1904.......................................... Consolidated with Keystone-Trinity No. 243 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..................................... Consolidated 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............................. Hayti............................. Pemiscott.................. Missouri......... September 28, 1905................................ 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, to form King Solomon No. 95, September 6, 2007 Houston........................ Gant.............................. Audrain..................... Missouri......... September 27, 1906................................ Consolidated 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................................ Consolidated 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 Name to “Grove Spring No 589,” 1913 Grove Spring................ Grove Spring................ Wright....................... Missouri......... September 26, 1907................................ Consolidated 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..................................... Consolidated 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 Acacia........................... Columbia...................... Boone......................... Missouri......... September 29, 1909................................ Consolidated with Twilight Lodge No. 114 to form Acacia Twilight Lodge No. 114, June 12, 2018 Morehouse.................... Morehouse.................... New Madrid.............. Missouri......... September 20, 1909................................ Consolidated with Sikeston No. 310, May 19, 1994 Strasburg...................... Strasburg...................... Cass........................... Missouri......... September 29, 1909................................ Consolidated with Jewel No. 480, December 14, 1934 Walker.......................... Walker........................... Vernon....................... Missouri......... September 29, 1909................................ Consolidated with Osage No. 303, July 1, 2013

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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 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.................................. Consolidated 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 Freedom........................ Mehlville....................... St. Louis.................... Missouri......... September 25, 1946................................ Consolidated with Algabil No. 544 to form Algabil-Freedom No. 636, April 27, 1996 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................................ Consolidated with Mt. Moriah No. 40 to become Mizpah-Mt. Moriah No. 40, October 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 No. 243 to form 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................................ Consolidated 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

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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 Anchor No. 443 to form 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 Daylight........................ Springfield.................... Greene....................... Missouri......... September 26, 1988................................ Surrendered May 22, 2018 Harry S. Truman......... Grandview.................... Jackson..................... Missouri......... September 25, 1991................................ Consolidated with Summit No. 263, September 17, 2002

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............................................................................................................................... Alabama............................Horace Hampton..................................................... Fairfield Thomas K. McGuire, Jr.......................... Springfield..............................................Alaska..............................Stanley R. Foulke................................................... Lake Wales, FL Daniel R. Quesenberry.......................... Raytown................................................. Alberta.............................Douglas A. Sherns................................................... Robert J. Crede...................................... Jefferson City...................................... Argentina...........................Henry Burkhead..................................................... Villa Dominico ................................................................................................................................ Arizona.............................Jack P. Turner......................................................... Chandler Bruce R. Austin...................................... Charleston............................................Arkansas............................Jack Stockburger.................................................... Winslow Ronald W. Clark..................................... Savannah.............................................. Armenia............................................................................................................. Brent Stewart......................................... Columbia................................................ Austria.............................Dr. Leo Dandel........................................................ Wien, 1, Dorotheergasse 12 K. Roger Pennel..................................... Fairfax.................................................. Belgium.............................Bernard Clarinval................................................... Brussels John Hess............................................... Liberty............................................... Brazil - Acre.......................................................................................................... Dale C. Motter........................................ Kirsville........................................... Brazil - Algoss........................Isaac Samuel De Carval Ho Nacimento................ Maceio Frank P. Wilfley, Jr................................. Laddonia....................................... Brazil - Amazonas....................Renan Correa Peixoto............................................. Mansus - AM Thomas H. McCrackin, III..................... St. Louis............................................Brazil - Bahia........................Joso Antonio de Souza Filmo.................................. Itapetininga Bob L. Detherow..................................... Springfield...................................... Brazil - Brasilia......................Jesus Navaez DaSilva............................................ Brasilia Robert M Fenlon.................................... Mexico...............................................Brazil - Ceara........................Jose Edilson Torres Batista.................................... Carnell E. Cutbirth................................ Galena........................................Brazil - Espirito Santo.................Ademir Carletti....................................................... ........................................................................................................................... Brazil - Goias........................Osman Furtado....................................................... Goiania Richard G. Harrison............................... Independence............................Brazil - Grand do Norte................Waldisar Queiroga e Silva...................................... Natal Marion W. Dey........................................ Columbia.....................................Brazil - Grand do Sul..................Valnyr Goulart Jacques.......................................... Rio Grande do Sul Larry F. Barriner................................... St. Louis...................................... Brazil - Mato Grosso..................Bartholomeu Augusto de Vasconcellos Dias.......... Cuiaba Larry R. Albright II................................ Webb City...............................Brazil - Mato Grosso do Sul.............Walter Rossi............................................................ James M. Wilcher................................... Independence..............................Brazil - Minas Gerais..................Ronaldo Braga......................................................... Belo Horizonte ....................................................................................................................... Brazil - Maranhao....................Joaquim Eldis Fiho................................................. David E. Austin...................................... St. Louis......................................... Brazil - Orient of.....................Mario Alberto Avelino............................................. Dean E. Latimer..................................... Marshall.............................................Brazil - Para.........................Jorge H.S. DeMatos................................................ Para ......................................................................................................................... Brazil - Paraiba....................................................................................................... ..........................................................................................................................Brazil - Parana.......................Jorge Marcelo Duarte Correa................................. Rex M. Williams..................................... Rogersville.................................. Brazil - Pernambuco...................Fernando Pinto de Araujo...................................... Recife, Pernambuco ........................................................................................................................... Brazil - Piaui......................................................................................................... Teddie E, Harrison................................. Independence.............................Brazil - Rio de Janeiro.................Ulysses U. Bittencourt........................................... Rio de Janeiro ........................................................................................................................Brazil - Rondonia.....................Cyrillo Lepoldo Carva Lhode Silva Neves............. Porta Velho Gary J. Barron....................................... Kansas City....................................Brazil - Roraima......................Ivonisio Damasceno................................................ Lacerda ...................................................................................................................Brazil - Santa Catarina................Djalma Ouriques..................................................... Santa Catarina ....................................................................................................................... Brazil - Sao Paulo.....................Erasmo Figuerira Chaves...................................... Sao Paulo Joe W. Johnson....................................... St. Louis.......................................... Brazil - Sergipe........................................................................................................ .......................................................................................................................Brazil - Tocantions..................................................................................................... Earl K. Dille........................................... Kirkwood........................................ British Columbia.....................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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Harry Gershenson, Jr............................ St. Louis..................................... Colombia - Cartagena.................Carloe Steer Luna................................................... Magangue (Bolivar) Freddie D. Adams................................... Marshall............................................. Connecticut..........................Carl E. Aspland, Jr................................................. East Hampton John L. House........................................ Mansfield.............................................Costa Rica...........................Augusto Beckford-Bright........................................ San Jose George E. Winslow................................. Capitola, CA............................................. Cuba...............................Emilio Soto George................................................. Havanna Thomas L. Truman................................ Independence......................................... 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. Greschel........................................................ Reston, Virginia Edwin W. Parker.................................... Neosho..........................................Dominican Republic...................Hector B. Penson.................................................... Lawrence N. Weenick............................ St. Louis.................................................Ecuador.............................................................................................................. P. Vincent Kinkead................................. Farmington.........................................El Salvador..........................Francisco Javier Moreno........................................ Santa Ana Ronald D. Miller..................................... Columbia............................................... England.............................The Earl of Eglinton and Winton........................... London Elmer E. Revelle.................................... Ellisville.................................................Finland.............................Matti Mertjarvi....................................................... Turku John M Nations...................................... St. Louis................................................. Florida..............................Thomas Earl Embree.............................................. Casselberry Clay Earl Emerson Thompson.............. Richmond................................................France..............................W.H. Robinson......................................................... Dover William J. Bowser.................................. St. Joseph................................................ Gabon..............................Albert Chavihot...................................................... Libreville ................................................................................................................................ 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................................................. Hawaii............................................................................................................... Leslie E. Denny...................................... Maysville.............................................. Honduras...........................Peter Frohmader..................................................... San Pedro Sula ............................................................................................................................... Hungary............................Sandor Rdosza........................................................ Albert G. Tindall.................................... Potosi...................................................... Iceland.............................Arni Kr. Thorsteinsson........................................... Rey Kjavik Dennis L. Hammack.............................. Elsberry...................................................Idaho...............................Trenton T. 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.................................. St. Louis................................................. Ireland.............................Victor Scott.............................................................. Andy Thomas......................................... Crane........................................................Israel...............................Daniel Doran........................................................... Tel-Aviv ..................................................................................................................... Italy (Grand Orient)...................Daniele Fabris Monterumici.................................. Padova ................................................................................................................................. Japan..............................Masato Imamura.................................................... J. Morgan Donelson............................... Princeton................................................ Kansas.............................Clifford D. Knauss.................................................. Halstead .............................................................................................................................. Kentucky............................Chris Stout.............................................................. Robert E. Hardester............................... St. Louis............................................... Louisiana...........................Murray C. “Bo” House............................................ Vern H. Schneider.................................. St. Louis............................................. Luxembourg.........................Prosper Schroeder................................................... Bonnevoice ................................................................................................................................. Maine..............................Wayne T. 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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Robert D. Jenkins.................................. Kansas City.......................................... Montana............................Donald W. Schneck................................................. Helena Don D. Adams......................................... Marshall................................... Morocco (Kingdom of) *1................................................................................................ Gail Turner............................................. Brookfield........................................... Netherlands.......................................................................................................... M. Robert Berger.................................... Grandview............................................. Nevada.............................Gerald L. Ogle......................................................... Reno Robert L. Wright.................................... St. Joseph........................................ New Brunswick......................Earl. I. Murray........................................................ Sam G. Austin........................................ Cape Girardeau..................... Newfoundland & Labrador.............................................................................................. .........................................................................................................................New Hampshire......................Thomas A. Welman................................................. .............................................................................................................................New Jersey..........................William J. Brierley.................................................. Burlington ............................................................................................................................ New Mexico ......................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................... New South Wales....................Emlyn Norman Garland......................................... Nicholas R. Cichielo............................... St. Louis............................................... New York............................Robert J. Matoskey................................................. College Point ........................................................................................................................... New Zealand.........................E. Bryan Scott......................................................... Wellington Jonas N. “Jack” Matthews..................... Jefferson City......................................Nicaragua............................................................................................................ ..........................................................................................................................North Carolina.......................Larry Bogan Thompson, Jr..................................... Raleigh Blair C. Mayford.................................... St. Peters.......................................... North Dakota........................R. Gail Hodgins....................................................... Scarles Donald E. Scott...................................... Independence......................................Nova Scotia..........................Roy Allister.............................................................. Rideout Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr............................ St. Louis................................................. Norway.............................Erik-John Schelbred............................................... Sandeford D. Eugene Wisner.................................. Blue Springs........................................Oklahoma...........................Donald Richard McIntosh...................................... Tulsa Ronald D. Jones..................................... Odessa.................................................... Oregon..............................John W. Wood.......................................................... Heppner Stanton T. Brown................................... Buckner..................................................Panama.............................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. Paraguay............................................................................................................. Marvin C. Mendenhall........................... Liberty..................................................... Peru................................Miguel Noblecilla Vargus....................................... Lima Norman D. Johnson............................... Carthage........................................Phlippine Islands.....................Raymundo N. Beltran............................................. Manila Tom T. Perkins....................................... Rocheport.............................................. Portugal............................................................................................................. Brent Motter........................................... Kirksville................................... Prince Edward Island.................Albert Edward Lavers............................................ Charlottown William H. Wisbrock.............................. St. Louis..............................................Puerto Rico..........................Jose D, Martinez..................................................... D. Dean Rowe......................................... Seymore................................................. Quebec..............................Fred Gilman............................................................ Mattew L. Quesenberry......................... Raytown..............................................Queensland..........................R.E. McNaught....................................................... Toogootawah ........................................................................................................................... Rhode Island.........................Norman P. Jehan.................................................... North Sciutate ............................................................................................................................... Romania............................................................................................................. Richard L. Thompson............................. Dearborn.......................................... Saskatchewan........................John L. Green......................................................... Regina Jon B. Broyles........................................ Kirksville.............................................. Scotland............................Barry M. Nutley...................................................... ................................................................................................................................Senegal.............................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................. Serbia............................................................................................................... Zelwin Eaton.......................................... Kirksville............................................... Sinaloa.............................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................... Slovenia............................................................................................................. H. Ray McKenzie.................................... Hallsville..................................................Spain...............................Fernando Robaina Gonzalaz.................................. Barcelona Steven I. Toybes..................................... St. Louis.......................................... South Australia......................Rowland T. Filmer.................................................. 63 Windsor Ave., Woodville Pk, S. Aus Joseph S. VanDolah............................... Overland Park, KS..........................South Carolina.......................Bobby R. Faulkner.................................................. Summerville ........................................................................................................................... South Dakota........................Joe A. Minyard........................................................ Sioux Falls Gordon E. Hopkins................................. St. Joseph........................................... South Africa.........................W.H. Ahrens............................................................ Gordon E. Hopkins, Jr........................... St. Joseph............................................... Sweden.............................Ulf Von Feiltzen...................................................... Solna John W. Mayo......................................... St. Joseph...........................................Swiss Alpina.........................Jean Huguet............................................................ Matt N. Kennedy.................................... Union................................................... Tasmania...........................William Arthur Bannon.......................................... Hobart Glenn E. Means...................................... Blue Springs.........................................Tennesse............................Bristol Myers Roberts.............................................

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Frederick A. Troxel, Jr........................... Blue Springs............................................Texas...............................Walter W. Rogers..................................................... Terry C. Alexander................................. Milan.............................................. The Netherlands......................A. Th. En Houten.................................................... .....................................................................................................................Togolaise-West Africa................................................................................................... Harold J. Richardson............................. Bonne Terre............................................Turkey............................................................................................................... Gus O. Nations III.................................. St. Louis............................ United Grand Lodge of Germany........Wolfgang Vogel........................................................ Frankfurt am Main Jonce Chidister....................................... Malden...............................Uniter Grand Lodge of Bulgaria.......................................................................................... J. Steve Dodson...................................... St. Louis................................................ Uraguay............................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................. Utah...............................Robert K. McKenzie, PGM..................................... Ogden Stanton T. Brown II............................... Independence....................................... Venezuela............................................................................................................ Jimmie L. Moreland............................... Seneca................................................... Vermont............................Donald P. Hyde........................................................ Ronald E. Wood, Jr................................. St. Joseph...................................... Victoria (Austalia)....................E. Holst.................................................................... Jimmie D. Lee........................................ Springfield.............................................Virginia.............................Charles W. Thompson............................................. Alexandris James E. Snavely................................... Farmington.........................................Washington..........................Terry Lynn Guynes................................................. Pasco Donald E. McGuire................................ Farmington................................... Western Australia..................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... West Virginia........................Henry E. Lanham Jr............................................... Larry C. Reynolds.................................. Rogersville........................................... Wisconsin...........................Harold R. McDonough............................................ ...................................................................................................................... Yugoslovia-Regular....................................................................................................

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

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

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

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

County

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

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................................ Laverne L. McGinley................... Cecil B. Polley.............................. David W. Moyer............................ Roger D. Scott..............................

318 S Main, Grant City, MO 64456................................................... see back cover for update, 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

Shane Grooms.............................. Dan G. Daniel............................... No Reported.................................. Roger L. Cain...............................

FOURTH DISTRICT

Charles L. Allen........................... Thomas C. Yunick........................ Chad V. Gatlin.............................. Glen E. Mansfield Jr.................... Dennia C. Camp........................... Jon B. Broyles..............................

THIRD DISTRICT

Ronald G. Gardner....................... Gary G. Gooch.............................. Brian L. Banks............................. Herbert E. Austin III................... Rex A. Clark................................. Michael J. Mc Goldrick................ Not Reported................................

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............................... Vergil N. Welker........................... James C. Dennis.......................... Paul A. Harvey............................. Michael L. Sliger.......................... Shawn P. McAfee..........................

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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

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

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

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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........................ Robert W. Crockett....................... Emmett J. Bryson........................ Nighram M Johnson.................... Arthur Scott Nelson..................... Alan H. Bodenhausen..................

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..................... Rodney Hopper............................. 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..................................

Ricky A. Caylor............................. Dennis E. Forsee.......................... John W. Fay.................................. Ryan Lynn Butterfield................. Anthony Kyle Licht...................... Thomas Edward Christine.......... 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 Thurs, 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.................................... Not Reported................................ 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

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

2018 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 381


48................................ Fulton 354............................. Hebron 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

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

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

Lodge

Callaway................. Audrain................... 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..........................................

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

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

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

Location

201 W. Fifth, Fulton, MO 65251........................................................ 708 W Boulevard St., Mexico, MO 65265.......................................... 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..............................................

Scott A. Reed................................ William R. Siegfried..................... 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............................ John D.P. Henning....................... Herbert L. Latchaw..................... Lloyd Glen Lyon...........................

FOURTEENTH DISTRICT

Samuel D. Thomas Jr.................. Jerry L. Hudson........................... Billy G. Cobb................................ James V. Rockenfield................... Mark E. Nichols........................... James H. Patton...........................

THIRTEENTH DISTRICT

Joseph Deville.............................. William Alan Schindler................ Kenneth M. Bartley..................... 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............ Russell E. Landis......................... 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.1............................ 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..............

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.............. 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 Tuesday7:30 P. M..............................

Chartered

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

1842-10-17 842-10-11 1866-06-02 1866-06-02 1867-10-19 1893-10-12

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

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

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

382 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2018


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

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

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

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

William G. Snyder........................ Robert W. Spence......................... Thomas L. Coleman..................... Clyde D. Krevitz........................... James E. Gitlin............................ Henry K. Bedsaul......................... Kenneth E. Crawford Jr.............. David B. Brown............................ James E. Madden.........................

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...................... Daniel A. Sewing.......................... Kenneth D. Best Sr...................... Cecil R. Wagers............................ Jeremy L. Bledsoe Sr................... Glenn L. Bray Jr.......................... Larry R. Moss............................... Michael E. Wheeler......................

EIGHTEENTH DISTRICT

Bobbie E. White........................... Bobbie E. White........................... Christopher C. Marcum............... Joshua A. Thompson.................... Ronald C. Hewitt........................ Roy B. Orth.................................. Shawn E. Harmer........................ Bobbie E. White...........................

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

SEVENTEENTH DISTRICT

Ronald L. Elliott........................... Doak P. Doolittle.......................... Wade L. Wilken Jr........................ Matthew S. Hunter...................... Forrest J. Aull Jr.......................... Dylan A. DePrenger..................... James E. Adams........................... Andrew E. Phipps........................ Anthony J. Kerns......................... Gregory E. Golden........................

Secretary Name

SIXTEENTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS 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

2018 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 383


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

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

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

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

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

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

Lodge

Henry...................... 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................................................

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

Justin M. Mueller........................ Stephen G. Mangrum.................. Mark Joseph Pracht..................... John M. Witt................................ Timothy M. Cerny........................ Russell G. Humphrey Jr.............. Joseph D. Frietze......................... Marc P. Beckman......................... Clarence A. Barrows Jr................ Charles Anthony Curtis...............

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

Harold F. Coots............................. George R. Shelley......................... Steven D. Duncan........................ Dan A. Gier................................... David E. Perkins..........................

TWENTY-THIRD DISTRICT

Lucas L. Gabel............................. John W. Holtzclaw....................... Phillip S. Woolfolk........................ Jason L. Goran............................. Bruce E. Martin........................... Howard G. Lawson...................... Gary W. Whitehurse....................

Address

107 Commercial, Windsor, MO 65360............................................... 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

Larry L. Storer............................. Curtis M. Shipman...................... Henry S. Strohmeyer................... Michael E. Sutton........................ Sean K. Bowen............................. Larry L. Storer.............................

TWENTY-FIRST DISTRICT

Darrel D. Rogers Jr...................... Jon H. Seabaugh.......................... Jon H. Seabaugh.......................... Robert K. Crosby.......................... Ronald L. Beatty..........................

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 Mon 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 Fri, 7:30 p.m., dark July-Aug.. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m...........

1st Thurs - 7:30 pm and 3rd Thurs - 7:00 pm... 2nd & 4th Tues, 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.............

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, 7:00 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.1.......

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 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

1999-02-22 1841-10-09 1867-10-19 2018-06-12 1859-05-28 1878-10-17 872-10-16

1866-06-02 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

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

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

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

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

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

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

Location

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS

384 2018


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

1................ St Louis Missouri 3..................................Beacon 40.............................Gateway 45.........................Bonhomme 84................. Webster Groves 281..............................Fenton 443...........Crestwood-Anchor 484......................... Kirkwood 623....... Overland-Occidental 684................................Noble

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

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

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

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

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

Creve Coeur............................. Hazelwood................................ Creve Coeur............................. Fenton...................................... Webster Groves........................ Fenton...................................... Crestwood................................. Kirkwood.................................. Overland................................... St. Louis ..................................

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

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

Location

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

11122 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141...................................... 7251 N Hanley Rd, Hazelwood, MO 63042....................................... 11122 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141....................................... 401 Hays Hill, Fenton, MO 63026..................................................... 12 E Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119..................................... 401 Hays Hill, Fenton, MO 63026..................................................... 9078 Sappington Rd., Crestwood, MO 63126.................................... 211 N Harrison Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122-4037.............................. 10770 Page Blvd., Overland, MO 63132............................................ 12545 Fee Fee Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146............................................

John M. Robinson III................... Logan T. Santschi......................... Douglas L. Short.......................... Kenneth L. Godat......................... Raymond E. Pithan Jr................. Donald E. Ponzar......................... William P. Rousan........................ Daniel E. Dinger..........................

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............................................ Hwy CC and E, De Soto, MO 63020.................................................. 10046 Eye St., Caledonia, MO 63631................................................

TWENTY-EIGHTTH DISTRICT

Harry R. Rosansky....................... Francis J. Buchholz Jr................. Michael Foss Boyd....................... Darrell D. Ditto............................ Patrick John Hinkebein............... Jeffrey L. Howard........................ Philip A. Cole................................ Lee L. McDurmont Jr.................. Ronald R. Angel............................ John J. Schembri.........................

TWENTY-SEVENTH A DISTRICT

R. Bruce Hubbard........................ Christopher J. Newbold............... Earl A. Sandroff DMD................. Herbert A. Youngs........................ Robert L. Kindred Jr.................... Darren A. Beck............................. Michael P. Brueckmann............... Larry J. Kelley.............................

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-SIXTH DISTRICT

Scott A. Schultz............................ William E. Clarke........................ Stephen W. Sales.......................... Phillip W. Engel........................... William W. Haines III.................. David G. Bezold............................ Scott A. Schultz............................

Secretary Name

TWENTY-FIFTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

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................... 2nd Saturday, 7:30 p.m........................... 3rd Saturday, 7:30 p.m...........................

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

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 Wed, 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..........

Chartered

1825-04-07 1867-10-19 1851-05-28 1864-05-26 1856-05-31 1868-10-15 1887-10-13 1914-10-01

1815-10-18 1849-05-10 2016-06-01 1841-10-09 1897-10-21 1868-10-15 1992-04-23 1874-10-15 1990-02-22 2004-09-28

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

2018 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 385


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 653...........................Shawnee

141...................... Amsterdam 254...............................Butler 368....................Crescent Hill 412.................. Appleton City

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

St Clair................... Hickory................... Hickory................... St Clair................... Benton.....................

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

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

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...................................... 18547 Main St., Wheatland, MO 65779............................................ Hwy 254 S, Hermitage, MO 65668.................................................... 201 Durnell St., Osceola MO 64776................................................... 425 Benton St., Warsaw, MO 65355..................................................

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

John W. Shoemaker..................... James R. Snodgrass..................... Ty S. Gaither................................ Nelson C. Hallas.......................... 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

John M. Bagby............................. Alvin O. Griffin............................ Alvin O. Griffin............................ Tommy R. Holt.............................

THIRTY-SECOND DISTRICT

Willard A. Harper........................ T. Philip Nasalroad...................... Mark C. Houser............................ John A. Parks............................... Mark W. Simmons........................

THIRTY-FIRST DISTRICT

Jeff A. Stokes................................ Richard C. Simons....................... Donald R. Vineyard...................... Keith P. Knight............................ Kenneth J. O’Dell......................... Paul D. Herd................................ Fawzy T. Simon............................ James W. Fisher...........................

THIRTIETH DISTRICT

George N. Riebel.......................... Eric L. Johnson............................ Frank L. Jurotich Sr.................... Milton Clay Lindsay Jr................ Donald H. Vandegriffe................. William P. Dean............................ William Edward Koonce.............. Christopher G. Smith.................. Donald H. Vandegriffe.................

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

TWENTY-NINTH DISTRICT Secretary Name

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

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

Meeting Days

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

1906-09-27 1868-10-15 1871-10-13 1871-10-13

1868-10-15 1868-10-15 1868-10-15 1870-10-13 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

Chartered

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Greenfield................................. Liberal...................................... Stockton.................................... Lamar....................................... Nevada..................................... Jerico Springs.......................... Sheldon..................................... El Dorado Springs.................... Sheldon.....................................

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

Osceola..................................... Wheatland................................ Hermitage................................ Osceola..................................... Warsaw.....................................

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

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

Location

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS

386 2018


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

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

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

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

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

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

Ava............................................ Marshfield................................ Licking...................................... MountainGrove........................ Houston.................................... Rogersville................................ Seymour................................... Plato......................................... Rogersville................................ Mansfield.................................. Norwood...................................

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

Location

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

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

Hugo D. Walka Rev...................... Joseph A. Murray III................... G. Douglas Bales.......................... Shawn D. Caldwell...................... Daniel Joseph Ward..................... Darrell B. Eaton........................... 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

James T. Adams........................... Kevin E. Rains............................. Frankie L. Shoults....................... Wayne G. Tucker.......................... Greg George..................................

THIRTY-SIXTH DISTRICT

Thomas J. Williams..................... Ricky L Thompson....................... Doyt E. Lusby............................... Michael Maxvill........................... Edward L. Bluebaum................... Randall J. Jones........................... Mark E. Nichols........................... James A. Scurlock II.................... 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 St., Springfield, MO 65803...................................

THIRTY-FIFTH DISTRICT

Michael S. Whitescarver.............. Steve C. Gilkey............................. Michael O. Britain....................... Franklin E. Merica Jr.................. Thomas E. Shook......................... Greg L. Mc Kinney....................... Barret S. Van Horn...................... James R. Billedo.......................... Auther D. Nay.............................. Ricky L Thompson....................... Bradley M. Trantham.................. Gary L. Benskin........................... Herschel L. Gott...........................

Secretary Name

THIRTY-FOURTH DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

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 Thurs, 7:30 p.m. except Jul. & Aug.... 2nd and 4th Monday, 7:30 p.m............... 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 7:30 PM...........

4th Saturday, 7:30 p.m........................... 2nd Thurs 7:00 PM Dark July & Aug.... 2nd Thurs, 8:00 p.m. Jun-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 p.m...................... 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.............................. 7:00 PM, 4th Fri 3rd Fri Nov and Dec...

Chartered

1849-05-10 1851-05-10 1901-10-17 1864-05-26 1872-10-16 1891-10-14 1909-09-30

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

2018 GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 387


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

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

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

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

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

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

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.................................................. see back cover for update, Hornersville, MO 63855.........................

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

Ervin R. Wheeler......................... Jerry L. Marsh............................. Ervin R. Wheeler......................... Robert G. Rogers.......................... Gary J. Barton............................. Ervin R. Wheeler......................... Not Reported................................ 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

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

FORTY-FIRST DISTRICT

Lance M. Davis............................ Charles C. Hatley......................... Harly Pind................................... Joe Ritchard Robinson................. Lester Eddie Lee Tilley................

Address

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

FORTIETH DISTRICT

Ralph Eugene Morgan................. Johnie E. Dixon............................ Not Reported................................ Phillip R. Garner.......................... Dewey J. Pry................................ Randy E. Jennings....................... Leo H. Lowery..............................

THIRTY-NINTH DISTRICT

Christopher Foeste...................... Stephen D. Nussbaum................. Shawn D. Caldwell...................... Kevin C. Williams........................ Darryl L. Spurlock....................... Billy J. Schanks .......................... Doyle William Wilson.................. Maurice L. Plunkett..................... Alfred L. Mason............................

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-EIGHTTH DISTRICT Secretary Name

Meeting Days

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

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

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...........

Chartered

1900-10-18 1870-10-13 1888-10-11 1871-10-13 1881-10-13 1877-10-11 1887-10-13 1915-09-29

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

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

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

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

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

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

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

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

Location

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

197.......................... Carthage 247............................. Neosho 335............................... Joplin 345....................... Fellowship 398.............................. Jasper 471............................ Mineral 512........................ Webb City 549...................Carl Junction 586.......................... Criterion 621..........................Anderson 681........ Southwest Heritage

2.............................. Meridian 9............. George Washington 25.............................Naphtali 27.............. Spirit of St. Louis 95.................... King Solomon 360..............................Tuscan 455...........Gardenville-Cache 576....................Olive Branch 636..............Algabil-Freedom 673.............................. Arnold 717........................ Craftsmen

Jasper..................... Newton.................... Jasper..................... Jasper..................... Jasper..................... Jasper..................... Jasper..................... Jasper..................... Jasper..................... McDonald................ Jasper.....................

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

Lodge

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

No.

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

County

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

St. Louis................................... St. Louis................................... St. Louis................................... St. Louis................................... St. Louis................................... St. Louis................................... St. Louis................................... St. Louis................................... Mehlville................................... Mehlville................................... St Louis....................................

Carthage................................... Neosho...................................... Joplin........................................ Joplin........................................ Jasper....................................... Oronogo.................................... Webb City................................. Carl Junction........................... Alba.......................................... Anderson.................................. Joplin........................................

Mt. Vernon................................ Monett...................................... Verona....................................... Cassville................................... Pierce City................................ Shell Knob................................

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

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................................................... 8040 La Questa Dr, Neosho, MO 64850............................................ 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........................................................ 600 West Hwy 76, Anderson, MO 64831........................................... 505 Byers Street, Joplin, MO 64801-2609.........................................

David L. Jacobi Sr........................ Robert J. Mayer Sr....................... William A. Bean........................... Gerald E. Tooley........................... Walter S. Sawicki II..................... Michael W. Roundcount............... Dwight E. Wyatt........................... Walter S. Sawicki II..................... Michael P. Singer Jr..................... Robert M. Bowles......................... John Thomas Litzau....................

4500 Donovan Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109.......................................... 4386 Bates St, St. Louis, MO 63116.................................................. 3681 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108........................................... 8230 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO 63125.......................................... 4386 Bates Street, St. Louis, MO 63116-2328.................................. 5015 Westminster Pl, St. Louis, MO 63108...................................... 8230 Gravois Rd., St. Louis, MO 63125............................................. 3765 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108........................................... 4557 Lemay Ferry Rd, Mehlville, MO 63129.................................... 4558 Lemay Ferry Rd., Mehlville, MO 63129................................... 4386 Bates, St Louis, MO 63125........................................................

FORTY-SEVENTH DISTRICT

Jerry D. Maggard......................... Henry A. Freund.......................... William E. Gilstrap...................... Richard A. Lowrey....................... Donald L. Rives............................ Charles R. Wilkins....................... Matthew L. Stoller....................... Jerry D. Adams........................... Wayne A. Lawson......................... Glenn Clifton................................ Billy J. Coleman...........................

FORTY-FIFTH DISTRICT

Keith R. Army.............................. Nathan Bowen............................ Jesse S 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

Dale R. Roller Rev........................ Carl R. Capelan............................ David L. Hart............................... Clayton C. Cooper........................ Bill J. Bell..................................... Robert R. Huels............................ Barry Welton Jenkins..................

Secretary Name

FORTY-THIRD DISTRICT

LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS Meeting Days

2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.......... 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m............ 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:30 pm... 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m......... 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7:30 PM............ 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00 pm............... 2nd & 4th Thursdays/7:30 PM............... 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 10:00 A. 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..........

2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m.......................... 1st 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 Monday, 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............

Chartered

1852-05-06 1849-05-10 1839-10-14 1999-06-16 2007-09-06 1870-10-13 1999-04-22 1906-09-27 1996-04-27 1971-09-27 1997-03-15

1867-10-19 1856-05-28 1871-10-13 1870-10-13 1873-10-16 1873-10-17 1882-10-12 1891-10-15 1907-09-26 1912-09-25 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

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INDEX FOR 2018 PROCEEDINGS Address of Grand Master..................................................................................... 61 Consents and Permissions................................................................... 214 Decisions and Edicts............................................................................. n/a Itinerary................................................................................................. 71 Recommendations................................................................................ 68 State of the Craft.................................................................................... 67 Announcements of Grand Master-Elect Robert T. Thomas Appointee to Grand Line..................................................................... 130 Time and Place of the 198th Annual Communication........................... 99 Biographical Sketch of M∴W∴ Grand Master Ronald D. Jones........................... 4 Call from Labor............................................................................................. 76,100 Call to Labor................................................................................................. 77,133 Closing............................................................................................................... 335 Committee Reports Achievement Award............................................................................ 313 Appeals and Grievances...................................................................... 171 Building Supervisory Board................................................................. n/a By-Laws.............................................................................................. 172 Chartered Lodges................................................................................. 174 Correspondence................................................................................... 181 Credentials..................................................................................... 29, 334 Forms and Ceremonies........................................................................ 183 Grand Master’s Address...................................................................... 319 Grand Master’s Special Committee on Proficiency.............................. 92 Insurance.............................................................................................. 220 Investments.......................................................................................... 219 Jurisprudence................................................................. 98, 134, 221, 325 Lodges Under Dispensation................................................................ 223 Masonic Children’s Foundation.......................................................... 224 Audit Report as of October 31, 2017........................................ 227 Masonic Education.............................................................................. 241 Membership (Special)......................................................................... 316 Mileage and Per Diem......................................................................... 333 Necrology............................................................................................ 161 Public Relations................................................................................... 250 Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges………………………………...... Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia.............. 251 Withdrawal of Recognition....................................................... 252 Ritual ................................................................................................... 186 Ritual Cards and Certificates............................................................... 187 Scholarship Selection.......................................................................... 253 Audit Report as of October 31, 2017........................................ 255 Samuel Smith Stewart Trust................................................................ 266 Ways and Means.................................................................................. 267


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Youth ................................................................................................... 242 Committees (2017-2018)................................................................................... 168 Committees (2018-2019)................................................................................... 348 Consolidation and Mergers................................................................................ 174 Cornerstones and Dedications.............................................................................. 62 Dead Lodges since organization in 1821........................................................... 358 Dispensations.. . ................................................................................................. 209 District Deputy Grand Lecturers (2017-2018)....................................................... 8 District Deputy Grand Lecturers (2018-2019)................................................... 347 District Deputy Grand Masters (2017-2018)......................................................... 7 District Deputy Grand Masters (2018-2019)..................................................... 346 Elected Officers of the Grand Lodge, 1821 – present........................................ 352 Election of Grand Lodge Officers........................................................................ 92 Election of Members of the Masonic Home Board of Directors......................... 30 Emeritus Grand Lodge Officers......................................................................... 346 Expulsions (Automatic....................................................................................... 197 Fifty-Year Recipients during (2017-2018.......................................................... 198 Grand Lodge Audit Report as of October 31, 2017........................................... 273 Grand Lodge Monday Awards Banquet............................................................. 114 Grand Lodge Budget (2017-2018)..................................................................... 301 Grand Lodge Budget (2018-2019)..................................................................... 307 Grand Lodge Officers (2017-2018)....................................................................... 6 Grand Lodge Officers (2018-2019)................................................................... 344 Grand Representatives To and From Missouri.................................................. 376 Greetings from Visiting Jurisdictions Grand Lodge of Oklahoma................................................................... 77 Grand Lodge of Oregon....................................................................... 319 Grand Lodge of Tennessee.................................................................... 85 Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Missouri................................................... 83 In Memoriam Earl K. Dille, PGM....................................................................... 164,166 Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., PGM........................................................ 164,167 Installation of Grand Lodge Officers Ceremony (2018-2019) Installing Officers................................................................................ 335 Grand Lodge Officers (2018-2019)..................................................... 335 Presentations to M∴W∴ Grand Master Robert T. Thomas.................. 337 Introductions Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri................................ 29 District and Regional Grand Lodge Officers......................................... 12 Past Grand Masters of Missouri............................................................ 15 Grand Masters of other Jurisdictions..................................................... 17 Past Grand Masters of other Jurisdictions............................................. 18 Past Grand Officers of Missouri............................................................ 18 Grand Officers of Other Jurisdictions.................................................... 18 Sister Organizations............................................................................... 20 Leaders of Appendant Bodies in the State of Missouri......................... 21


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2018

National and International Officers of Masonic Bodies........................ 24 Masonic Youth Organizations in Missouri............................................ 22 Lodge Directory by Districts............................................................................. 380 Lodge Secretary of the Year Recipient List....................................................... 129 Missouri Lodge of Research Annual Communication (2017)........................................................... 105 Semi-Annual Meeting (2018).............................................................. 106 Financial Position as of June 30, 2018................................................ 108 Report.................................................................................................. 101 Missouri Lodge of Research Foundation Financial Position as of June 30, 2018................................................ 111 Opening................................................................................................................ 28 Oration R∴W∴ David B. Brown, Grand Historian............................................. 87 R∴W∴ Kevin B. Sample, Grand Orator.............................................. 320 Order of the Past Master.................................................................................... 100 Organizing Lodges of the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M......................... 2 Past Grand Masters of Missouri (Living).......................................................... 345 Photographs Grand Master Ronald D. Jones (2017-2018)........................................... 3 Grand Lodge Officers (2017-2018)......................................................... 5 Masonic Home Board of Directors (2017-2018)................................... 34 Presentation of Awards First Line Signer Awards..................................................................... 125 Five Percent Increase in Membership Awards.................................... 125 Grand Lodge Achievement with Distinction Awards.......................... 120 Grand Lodge Achievement Awards..................................................... 122 Grand Lodge Achievement – Consecutive Years Awards................... 124 Lodge Ritual Awards........................................................................... 117 Lodge Secretary of the Year Award..................................................... 129 Masonic Service Project Award........................................................... 119 MOCHIP Sponsor of the Year............................................................. 126 MOCHIP Team of the Year................................................................. 127 Public Relations Award....................................................................... 119 Regional Ritual Awards....................................................................... 117 Gold Level Safe Child Lodges............................................................ 126 Safe Child Lodges............................................................................... 127 Truman Medal..................................................................................... 114 Vincil Awards...................................................................................... 124 212 Degree Awards.............................................................................. 118 Proposed Legislation (Presented Monday for Action on Tuesday)..................... 98 Proposed Legislation (Action in 2018) Amendment to By-Laws Section 10.040, 10.045 (Per Capita Increase)........ 134 Amendment to By-Laws Section 10.040, 10.045 (Per Capita Increase)........ 136 Amendment to By-Laws Section 22.030, 22.040 (Endowed Membership) ... 138


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Amendment to By-Laws Section 18.030, 19.010, 19.020, 19.030, 19.040 19.050, 19.060, 19.070 and 19.080 (Eliminate Suspension for NPD)... 139 Amendment to By-Laws Section 2.010 (q) (Proficiency Requirement)......... 144 Results................................................................................................. 325 Proposed Legislation (Action in 2019 Amendment to By-Laws Section 16.041 and 2.010(q)....................... 329 Amendment to By-Laws Sections 1.060, 1.070, 1.080, 5.010, 5.020, 5.140, And 7.230 (Combining Credentials and Mileage and Per Diem Committees)... 331 Regional Grand Lecturers (2017-2018)................................................................. 8 Regional Grand Lecturers (2018-2019)............................................................. 348 Report of the Grand Lecturer............................................................................. 184 Report of the Grand Secretary........................................................................... 192 Grand Secretary’s Area Meetings (2017-2018)................................... 196 Report of the Grand Treasurer........................................................................... 218 Report of the President of the Masonic Home Board.......................................... 34 Acknowledgments................................................................................. 39 Administration....................................................................................... 38 Audit Report as of June 30, 2018.......................................................... 41 Development.......................................................................................... 37 Financial................................................................................................ 37 Outreach Programs................................................................................ 35 Truman Medal Recipients.................................................................................. 116 Tuesday Morning............................................................................................... 133


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