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GRAND LODGE Ancient, Free and Accepted

Masons of the State ofMissouri

• Official Proceedings On Hundred Seventy Second Annual Communication

• September 27 and 28, 1993, A.L. 5993


FRANK AMES ARNOLD GRAND MASTER, 1992-1993

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BIOGRAPHICAL Grand Master Frank Ames Arnold Grand Master 1992路1993 Frank Ames Arnold, the oldest of the seven children of Frank Joseph Arnold and Ruth Schlenz Ames Arnold, was born on February 15, 1921 at Cortez, Colorado. His father was superintendent of the Cortez Public Schools; both parents had been teachers in the schools of southwest Colorado towns. Because his father and his grandfather had the given name Frank, he was called and known as Frank Ames among the family and friends. In 1922, the Arnolds moved to Canon City where Mr. Arnold had been born and reared. The family lived on and operated the fruit farm that had been developed by Frank Ames' paternal grandparents, immigrants from Belgium, in the early 1880's. Both Mr. and Mrs. Arnold were veteran teachers in the Canon City Public Schools. The children attended the grade, junior high, and high schools of the system. Frank Ames was graduated from Canon City High School in 1938. Frank A. Arnold chose the teaching profession for his life work. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1942 with a distributed major and a mathematics minor, and the University of Missouri at Columbia, which conferred the Master of Arts Degree in English Literature in 1964. His first teaching position (1942-43) was that of instructor of mathematics -at Pagosa Springs Public School in the southwest corner of Colorado, where the elevation was over 7,000 feet. The next year he accepted a contract with Kemper Military School in Boonville. His instructional assignments in the 27 years of his association with KMS were in the subjects of mathematics, high school and college English composition and literature. He also served duty as Chairman of the English Department, as officer in charge of the Opportunity ("Flunk") Session, and as supervisor of the College Entrance Examination Program. At Kemper, he met Miss Ruth Virginia Chaney, the nurse at the school hospital. Miss Chaney had taken nurse's training at Saint Joseph Hospital, Boonville, had' worked at the hospital after graduation, and was very well known among the residents of the Boonslick area. Everybody knew "Miss Chaney." They were married in Boulder in August 23, 1945. Though now retired, Miss Chaney is recognized as the matriarch among the registered nurses of Boonville. The home of the Arnolds at 733 Main Street, Boonville, was built in 1857 and is listed in THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES. The furnishings, which they have gathered here a little and there a little, are antique walnut pieces and extensive collections of purple slag and Teddy Bears - some very old. Besides his services at Kemper, Frank Arnold participated in the affairs of the Boonville Community. He was a charter member of the currently functioning chapter ofJaycees; he was elected and served two terms on the Boonville City Council; he chaired the Boonville Low-Rent Housing 3


Authority; and he is a member of the Board of Directors of The Friends of Historic Boonville. Frank Ames Arnold has had as personal sources of inspiration those near and dear, and those who were leaders by example: Ruth C. Arnold, his wife; Ruth S. Arnold, his mother; M.W. Past Grand Master Harris Cecil Johnston; M.E. Past Grand High Priest and Past Grand Patron Guy C. Million, Sr.; R.E. Past Grand Commander and academic dean at Kemper Frederick J. Marston; Geraldine Molander, his Worthy Grand Matron in 1966; M.W. Past Grand Master J. Morgan Donelson; and M.W. Past Grand Master Charles E. Scheurich, who appointed him Senior Grand Marshal in the Advancing Line of Grand Lodge Officers in 1985. MASONIC RECORD

Ancient Craft Masonry: Cooper Lodge No. 36 at Boonville - Raised to Master Mason, May 5, 1949; Worshipful Master, 1954; Secretary, 1987 -; Grand Lodge of Missouri - District Deputy Grand Lecturer, 25th District, 1956-1962; member of many Grand Lodge Committees (active and ex-officio); Grand Representative of Louisiana; Grand Secretary, 1970-1986; Advancing Line Grand Officer, 1985 -. Capitular Masonry: Boonville Chapter No. 60 - Exalted a Royal Arch Mason, March 9, 1951; High Priest, 1958; Secretary, 1960-1970; Grand Chapter of Missouri - Grand Sentinel, 1962-1963; District Deputy Grand High Priest, 1968-1969; Committee on Jurisprudence, 1990-1994; Grand Representative of West Virginia. Cryptic Masonic: Centralia Council No. 34 - Passed the Circle, February 27, 1953; Recorder, 1960-1970; illustrious Master, 1972. Grand Council of Missouri - MC'St illustrious Grand Master, 1974-1975; Committee on Jurisprudence, 1982-1994; Grand Representative of Louisiana. Chivalric Masonry: Olivet Commandery No. 53 at Boonville - Knighted, April 17, 1951; Eminent Commander, 1959; Recorder, 1960-1970. Grand Commandery of Missouri; Grand Representative of Maryland. Scottish Rite Masonry: Valley of Columbia, December, 1970; Invested as Knight Commander of the Court of Honor, October, 1976. Shrine Masonry: Moolah Temple at Saint Louis, June, 1971; Ararat Temple at Kansas City (Honorary), September, 1972. Order of the Eastern Star: Boonville Chapter No. 419 - initiated, November, 1949; Worthy Patron, 1951, 1954, 1958, 1963, and several terms in the 1970's, 1980's, 1991. Grand Chapter of Missouri - Worthy Grand Patron, 1965-1966. General Grand Chapter - Committee on "Our Wonderful Youth," 1970-1973; Chairman Committee on 1991 Souvenir Book, 1988-1991. Honorary: Saint Chrysostum Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, 1962; Souvenir, 1987. Lord of Lord's Tabernacle LI, H.R.A.K.T.P. DeMolay Legion of Honor. Knight of the York Cross of Honor. Miscellaneous: Order of High Priesthood, Order of the Silver Trowel, Past Commanders' Association, Conference of Grand Secretaries in North America, Missouri Lodge of Research, Ray V. Denslow Council of Allied Masonic Degrees, the Square Club of Saint Louis and Saint Louis County, the Wardens and Masters Club of Saint Louis and Saint Louis County, the "Goats" Club of Saint Louis and Saint Louis County, Boonslick Shrine Club, International Order of DeMolay, Canon City, Colorado Chapter (charter member), 1938, Bruce Harmon Hunt York Rite College. 4


GRAND LODGE Ancient, Free and Accepted

Masons of the State ofMissouri

Official Proceedings One Hundred Seventy Second Annual Communication

• .September 27 and 28, 1993, A.L. 5993

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DEDICATION OF ANNUAL COMMUNICATION This One Hundred Seventy Second "HOE OUT YOUR ROW" Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri is fraternally dedicated to the Members of the Harris Cecil Johnston Line: Most Worshipful Brother Bruce H. Hunt Most Worshipful Brother J. Morgan Donelson Most Worshipful Brother James A. Noland,.Jr. Most Worshipful Brother Charles E. Scheurich Right Worshipful Brother Ronald R. Bollinger. Again, this 'HOE OUT YOUR ROW" Annual Communication is fraternally dedicated to All the Officers and Members of the Constituent Lodges of Missouri. And Again, this 'HOE OUT YOUR ROW" Annual Communication is prayerfully dedicated to The Glory of the Great Architect of Heaven and Earth who has answered the prayers of all of us. M.W. Brother Frank Ames Arnold, Grand Master 1992-1993

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Grand Lodge of Missouri lW2-1900 FRANK AME.S ARNOLD _ Grond MOIIter 733 Main SI.. Boonville 65233 DALE C. MOnER .Deputy Grand Master P.O. Box 252, Kirksville 63501 GORDON E. HOPKINS .8enior Grand Warden 2212 Chambers Ave., St. Joseph 64506 .Junmior Grand Warden JAMES H. COBBAN 2611 W. Grand, Springfield 65802 W. MARION LUNA Grand 'lreasurer 1101 N. Main St., Piedmont 63957 TERRY C. ALEXANDER•••_ _ _ Grand Secretary 800 Hwy. 83 North, Columbia 65201-6697 DR. ELMER D. COPELAND Grand Lecturer 2284 Louie Dr., Arnold 63010 .8enior Grand Deacon DONALD E. SCO'I'l' 14909 E. 39th St., Independence 64055 JEFFREY O. NATIONS .Junior Grand Deacon 10101 Jeffieigh Lane, St. Louis 63123 .8enior Grand Steward STEVEN I. TOYBES 7777 Bonhomme, Suite 1910, St. Louis 63105 WILFRED G. SOUTIEA .Junior Grand Steward 2948 Finestown Rd., St. Louis 63129 THE REV. RONALD R. BOLLINGER .8enior Grand Marshal P.O. Box 7527, Kirksville 63501 KENNETH L. SISEMORE .Junior Grand Marshal 34 Ussery Dr., Lexington 64067 MARVIN W. FROST Grand Sword Bearer Rt. 2, Box 141, Carthage 64835 CALVIN D. ROUTH Grand Pursuivant 4518 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City 64133 THE REV. LEWIS C. ODNEAL Grand Chaplain , P.O. Box 33, Prairie Home 75068 THE REV. BIlJ.,Y R. POTTER Grand Chaplain Rt. 1, Box 209, California 65018 THE REV. CARL L RADFORD Grand Chaplain 2334 S. Dollison Ave., Springfield 65807 THE REV. ELMER E. REVELLE· Grand Chaplain 2761 Thlegraph Rd., St. Louis 63125 SHELDON H. SNITZ.....•...•.•••...••••.••...•.••...••...........•...••.............Grand Chaplain 9852 Connell Dr., Overland Park, KS 66212 THE REV. ALLEN L VANCIL ; Grand Chaplain 1204 Cherry Lane, Macon 63552 THE REV. RONALD E. WOOD, JR. Grand Chaplain 2301 Strader, St. Joseph 64503 DR. JAMES J. GIBBONS Grand Orator 511 East Normal St., Springfield 65807 DAVID V. KINKEAD ; Grand Orator Rt. 2, Box 2437, Farmington 63640 SAM VICTOR COCHRAN Grand TIler 308 Weyland Road, Boonville 65233

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One Hundred Seventy Second Annual COlDlDunication ORGAN SELECTIONS, JACK STOTTLEMYRE The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri convened in the One Hundred Seventy Second Annual Communication on Monday and 'fuesday, September 27 and 28, 1993, at the Holiday Inn-Executive Center, Columbia, Missouri. Most Worshipful Past Grand Master Charles E. Scheurich called the Grand Lodge to order for the entrance and presentation of the Most Worshipful Grand Master and other Grand Lodge Officers. M.W. Brother Scheurich introduced the following Grand Lodge Officers, who entered the Expo Center and proceeded to their respective stations: Grand Tiler -- Sam Victor Cochran, Boonville Grand Orator -- David V. Kinkead, Farmington Grand Orator -- James J. Gibbons, Springfield Grand Chaplain -- Ronald E. Woods, Jr., St. Joseph Grand Chaplain -- Allen L. Vancil, Macon Grand Chaplain -- Sheldon H. Snitz, Overland Park, KS Grand Chaplain -- Elmer E. Revelle, St. Louis Grand Chaplain .- Billy R. Potter, California Grand Chaplain -- Lewis C. Odneal, Prairie Home Grand Pursuivant .- Calvin D. Routh, Kansas City Grand Sword Bearer -- Marvin W. Frost, Carthage Junior Grand Marshal -- Kenneth L. Sisemore, Lexington Senior Grand Marshal -- Ronald R. Bollinger, Kirksville Junior Grand Steward -- Wilfred G. Soutiea, St. Louis Senior Grand Steward -- Steven I. 'lbybes, St. Louis Junior Grand Deacon -- Jeffrey O. Nations, St. Louis Senior Grand Deacon -- Donald E. Scott, Independence Grand Lecturer -- Elmer E. Copeland, Arnold Grand Secretary -- Terry C. Alexander, Columbia Grand Treasurer -- W. Marion Luna, Piedmont Junior Grand Warden -- James H. Cobban, Springfield Senior Grand Warden -- Gordon E. Hopkins, St. Joseph Deputy Grand Master -- Dale C. Motter, Kirksville Unable to be at this introduction was: Grand Chaplain -- Carl L. Radford, Springfield M.W. Brother Scheurich called up the Grand Lodge for the reception of the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri -- Most Worshipful Brother Frank Ames Arnold of Boonville, MO. The Grand Lodge welcomed Most Worshipful Brother Arnold as he entered the Center and proceeded to his


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station in the East. The Senior Grand Marshal led the Grand Lodge in according the Grand Master with the Grand Honors. M.W. Brother Scheurich greeted Most Worshipful Grand Master Arnold, who with a rap of the gavel, seated the Grand Lodge. OPENING M.W. Grand Master Frank Ames Arnold, with the assistance of the Grand Officers, opened the One Hundred Seventy Second Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge on the Degree of Master Mason in accordance with Missouri Ritual. R.W. Grand Chaplain Allen Vancil offered prayer. The singing of the Star Spangled Banner and Pledge of Allegiance were led by Grand Master Arnold. INTERIM REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS R.W. Brother Cecil O. Blaylock, Committee Member, presented the interim report of the Committee on Credentials. To the Grand Lodge Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State ofMissouri BRETHREN:

Your Committee on Credentials is pleased to report that a constitutional number of subordinate lodges is present. Respectfully submitted, CECIL O. BLAYLOCK, MEMBER GREETINGS AND MESSAGES R.W. Terry C. Alexander, Grand Secretary, read correspondence from other Grand Lodges. Letters of greetings were read from the Grand Lodges of San Palo, Brazil, Rio Grande de PoTte, Brazil, and Florida. INTRODUCTION OF MOST WORSIDPFUL PAST GRAND MASTERS OF MISSOURI R.W. Senior Grand Deacon Donald E. Scott presented and introduced the Past Grand Masters in attendance: M.W. Brother Bruce H. Hunt (1960-1961), Kirksville M.W. Brother J. Morgan Donnelson (1969-1970), Princeton M.W. Brother William H Chapman (1970路1971), Webster Groves M.W. Brother Walter L. Walker (1973路1974), Neosho M.W. Brother Lewis C. Wes Cook (1975路1976), N. Kansas City M.W. Brother Fielding A. Poe (1976-1977), Florissant M.W. Brother James A Noland, Jr. (1977-1978), Osage Beach M.W. Brother J.C. Montgomery, Jr. (1978-1979), St. Louis M.W. Brother J. Edward Blinn (1980.1981), Marshfield M.W. Brother William J. Hill (1981-1982), Kansas City


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M.W. Brother Earl K. Dille (1982-1983), St. Louis M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider (1984-1985), St. Louis M.W. ijrother Charles E. Scheurich (1985路1986), Rocky Mount M.W. Brother P. Vincent Kinkead (1986-1987), Farmington M.W. Brother Thomas K. McGuire, Jr. (1987-1988), Rogersville M.W. Brother Robert D. Jenkins (1988-1989), Shawnee Mission, Ks. M.W. Brother Daniel F. Cole (1990-1991), Amon M.W. Brother D. Robert Downey (1991-1992), St. Louis M.W. Grand Master Arnold expressed his appreciation for the attendance of these past Grand Masters at the One Hundred and Seventy Second Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Led by the Senior Grand Marshal, the Grand Lodge saluted the Past Grand Masters with the Grand Honors. The Senior Grand Deacon escorted the Past Grand Masters to their seats by way of the East where the Grand Master and the Deputy Grand Master extended their personal greetings. M.W. Brother Bruce H. Hunt responded to the welcome for the Missouri Past Grand Masters. .

INTRODUCTION OF GRAND MASTERS AND PAST GRAND MASTERS OF OTHER GRAND LODGES R.W. Junior Grand Deacon Jeffrey O. Nations presented and introduced the Grand Masters and Past Grand Masters of other Grand Jurisdictions: M.W. Brother Jerrold R. Anderson, Grand Master路 Iowa M.W. Brother Tom Eggleston, P.G.M. & Past Grand Secretary Emeritus - Iowa M.W. Brother W. Don Baugher, Grand Master - Michigan M.W. Brother William J. Brown, Grand Master - Kansas M.W. Brother Robert F. Henderson, Grand Master - Tennessee M.W. Brother Donald L. Pohlman, Grand Master - Nebraska M.W. Brother William H. Stovall, Jr., Grand Master - Arkansas M.W. Brother James L. Weatherall, P.G.M. & Present Grand Secretary -Arkansas M.W. Brother Robert R. Stevens, P.G.M.路 Indiana M.W. Brother Max L. Carpenter, P.G.M. & Present Grand Secretary Indiana M.W. Brother Roy 'furner, P.G.M. and Past Grand Secretary - Indiana M.W. Brother Richard Fletcher, P.G.M. - Vermont The Grand Lodge accorded the Grand Masters and the Past Grand Master of other Grand Jurisdictions the Grand Honors, after which they were conducted to the East for the personal greetings of the Grand Master and the Deputy Grand Master.

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R.W Brother Paul Wieck, Grand Secretary路 Iowa R.W. Brother Albert O. Arnold, Past Grand Secretary. Kansas R.W. Brother Lyle Paisley, Past Grand Secretary. TIlinois R.W. Brother John Shaver, Past Grand Secretary. Oklahoma Mter the welcome of M.W. Grand Master Arnold, the Grand Officers of other Grand Lodges were conducted to the East for the personal greetings of the Grand Master and the Deputy Grand Master. INTRODUCTION OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BODIES OF THE MASONIC FAMILY OF MISSOURI R.W. Junior Grand Steward Wilfred G. Soutiea presented and introduced the Representatives of the Appendant Organizations affiliated with the Masonic Family of Missouri: R.W. Brother Blair C. Mayford, Right Eminent Grand Generalissimo of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America M.W. Brother Earl K. Dille, Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Missouri Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry R.W. Brother Clarence L. Alumbaugh, Most Excellent Grand High Priest, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Missouri M.W. Brother Dr. J. Edward Blinn, Right Eminent Grand Cornmander,Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of the State of Missouri Brother William E. Zeller, President Missouri Association of High Twelve Clubs Wor. Brother Ellis H. Havard, Secretary Missouri Association of High Twelve Clubs M.W. Grand Master Arnold greeted the Representatives of the Affiliated Organizations of Missouri, after which they were conducted to the East for the personal greetings of the Grand Master and the Deputy Grand Master. INTRODUCTION OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS R.W. Senior Grand Marshal Ronald R. Bollinger presented the District Deputy Grand Masters, who stood at their seats in the convention center to receive the words of appreciation of M.W. Grand Master Arnold and recognition from those in attendance at the Grand Lodge Session. INTRODUCTION OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS R.W. Grand Lecturer Elmer E. Copeland presented the District Deputy Grand Lecturers, who stood at their seats in the auditorium to receive words of appreciation from the Grand Lecturer, personal greetings of the Grand Master and the applause of welcome of the Grand Lodge.


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Address of the Grand Master 7b the Grand Lodge A.F. & AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

Most Worshipful Grand Master Frank Ames Arnold presented a brief, oral statement. He said that because of his recent automobile accident and the pressures of his continuing rehabilitation, he was unable to prepare a written report of his activities for the year 1992-1993. He" asked for the indulgence and understanding of those present at this Annual Communication. M.W, Arnold asked that Deputy Grand Master Dale C. Motter present the report on his activities during the period of the incapacity of the Grand Master. SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT TO TIlE ADDRESS OF THE GRAND MASTER BY THE DEPUTY GRAND MASTER From May 13, 1993 Until He Resumed His Duties

AREA MEETINGS It was my pleasure to conduct the last four area meetings, Area 14, West Plains; Area 15, Hannibal; Area 16, Kirksville; and Area 17, Boonville. The same agenda was followed as was used at the previous meetings by Most Worshipful Brother Arnold. The meetings were well attended, starting with a meal at 6:30 p.m., the meeting at 7:15 p.m. and were completed by 9:00 p.m. I thank all the committees, chainnen, members who participated, and the other Grand Lodge Officers. MASONIC SERVICE MONTH We received over 60 entries this year, and each of them a winner. This program helps bring the Lodge members together. By working outside the Lodge Hall, this demonstrates to the community that Masons are charitable and a caring organization. The Grand Lodge Officers voted to present the winning Lodge with a plaque each year and will also add their name to the trophy. We are also sending all the Lodges who have won in the past a plaque. Each Lodge who participated will receive a "Certificate of Appreciation" for their efforts and, with all of the above mentioned, we hope to encourage more participation in the program. Thanks to all who participated this year. It is always a very difficult decision to select the winning Lodge. This decision will be announced at the Monday evening banquet. MASONIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND, INC. This year we again received over 300 applications for Masonic Merit Scholarships and over 300 for the Ruth Lutes Bachmann Trust Scholarships. Each year the applications get better, the ACT scores higher, and the need for help with college expense greater. We hope to increase our scholarships to 16 from the two sources. If we


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just grant these, we do help the student and we can feel proud of this; however, if we present them to the school assemblies and make proper news releases to the local papers there is a lot of good public relations to be had. I recommend we fund this program to the maximum we can as I think we all agree educating our youth is an investment in our future. See Report of the Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc. for more complete information.

MASONIC YOUTH I much appreciated Right Worshipful Brother James Gibbons representing the Grand Lodge of Missouri at the DeMolay State Conclave in Jefferson City, as I was unable to attend. At this Conclave, Right Worshipful Brother Gibbons represented the Grand Master's Youth Award and a check for $1,000.00 for membership recruitment. I was abl~ to attend the Grand Bethel, International Order of Job's Daughters and the Grand Assembly, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls to present the Grand Master's Youth Awards and also a $1,000.00 . check to each organization for membership recruitment. I was delighted to see the dignity and seriousness these young ladies demonstrated when necessary and all of the enthusiasm, noise, fun,energy, and their eager congratulations to others as they received awards. At both meetings, I was well received as the youth do appreciate our involvement. We should continue to support these organizations as best we can. It was my pleasure to represent the Grand Master at the Supreme Session of the International Order of the Job's Daughter in Kansas City on August 4 & 5. At the August 4 formal opening, I was received and at that time I welcomed all to the State of Missouri and brought greetings from both our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Frank A. Arnold and all the Masons of Missouri. This was a well attended session with representatives from Brazil, Australia, 4 Provinces of Canada and most states. On Thursday evening, August 5, I was proud to be joined by 10 Grand Lodge Officers and together we escorted the contestants for the Miss International Job's Daughters Pageant. I have received many positive comments concerning our attendance. I think the Grand Lodge Officers who participated., DISASTER RELIEF Disaster has hit us hard this year. Both sides and across the middle of our state have felt the devastation of the floods. I have heard of many of our Lodges opening doors of their buildings to help; one let the National Guard bivouac in their building and use the ground to store equipment. Several Lodges are storing furniture and personal belongings for flood victims. In the St. Louis area, several Lodges opened their temples as collection points for both food and money. I am sure there are many more worthy deeds that have been done that I have not heard about. I have sent a letter to all Lodges asking them to report to the Freemason editor all acts of assistance for publication. In support of the flood victims, the Grand Lodge has donated $22,500.00. Complete report of distribution is in the Report of Grand


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Lodge Charity. MASONIC SERVICE HOSPITAL VISITATION As most Grand Masters have visited the five Veterans Administration Hospitals in the State of Missouri each year, it was determined at a Grand Lodge Officers Meeting that since our Grand Master was unable to do so that Grand Lodge Officers would make these visits. Right Worshipful Brother Marion Luna agreed to visit the hospital at Poplar Bluff; Right Worshipful Brother Wilfred G. Soutiea, the Jefferson Barracks Hospital; Right Worshipful Brother Steven I. 'Ibybes, the John Cochran Hospital Right Worshipful Brother Donald E. Scott, the Kansas City Veterans Hospital, and I visited the Truman Veterans Administration Hospital. In most instances the Grand Lodge Officers were accompanied by several brethren from their area. In each case the brethren were received well and given a tour of the hospital. . The volunteers are spending a lot of time helping our veterans in various ways, exemplifying those principles of Masonry which we profess. We need to express our appreciation to them and support them in every way possible. I thank the officers for making these visits and also the brethren who accompanied them. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I wish to thank all of the Grand Lodge Officers, Past Grand Masters, Grand Lodge Committees, chairmen and .members of c.ommittee, and all who have supported me, for your tremendous help and support while Most Worshipful Brother Arnold was incapacitated. Thanks to Terry Alexander, Grand Secretary, and his staff for their support. DEPUTY GRAND MASTER'S ITINERARY From May 13, 1993 MAY 15 16 20 22

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Masonic Home Board Meeting - Columbia Attended 61st District Annual Spring Festival at the Masonic Home - St. Louis Area Meeting 14 - West Plains Speaker, Blue Springs Table Lodge - Blue Springs Grand Lodge Officers Meeting - Columbia Area Meeting 15 - Hannibal Area Meeting 16 - Kirksville Area Meeting 17 - Boonville Attended 2nd District School of Instruction - Edina Attended Ronald R. Bollinger Class - York Rite FestivalKirksville Attended Installation of Bethel No. 30 Job's DaughtersKirksville Participated in the 3rd Degree for David Webster - Kirksville Planned Family Weekend - Boonville and Arrow Rock Grand Lodge Education Meeting - Columbia Grand Commandery Knights 'Thmplar - Hannibal Grand Lodge Scholarship Committee Meeting - Columbia


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Presented Grand Master's Youth Award, Job's Daughters Grand Bethel - Jefferson City Masonic Home Board Meeting - Kansas City Attended 59th District Masonic Home Pancake Breakfast-Kansas City Masonic Home Board Meeting - Kansas City Attended Buckner Hog Roast Lunch - Buckner Long Range Planning Committee - Columbia Grand Lodge Officers Meeting - Columbia Distinguished Guest Committee Meeting - Columbia Presented Grand Master's Youth Award路 Rainbow for Girls Grand Assembly. Columbia Attended Core Team Training Session for Substance Abuse Macon

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Presented 50 Year pin at Kirksville Lodge No. 105 - Kirksville Family Weekend - Boonville Family Weekend路 Boonville Masonic Home Board Meeting - Boonville Grand Lodge Officers Meeting - Boonville Family Weekend - Boonville Grand Lodge Education Committee - Columbia Attended Membership Recruitment Night - Adair Lodge No. 366 & Kirksville Lodge No. 105 - Kirksville 28 Presented Disaster Relief Check to Salvation Army - Columbia 28 Visited Veterans Administration Medical Center - Columbia AUGUST 4 Attended Formal Opening of Supreme Session - International Order ofJob's Daughters - Kansas City Grand Lodge Officers escorted the contestants for Miss Interna5 tional Job's Daughter Pageant - Kansas City Attended Regional Assembly of the Missouri Conclaves, Red 14 Cross of Constantine - Kansas City Installed Officers, Acacia Lodge No. 602 - Columbia 17 Grand Lodge Education Committee Meeting - Columbia 18 21 Grand Lodge Jurisprudence Committee Meeting - Columbia 22 Attended Grand Lecturer's School - Kirksville 28 Masonic Home Board Meeting - Columbia Fraternally submitted, C. MOTTER Deputy Grand Master

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SUPPLEMENT TO THE DEPUTY GRAND MASTER'S REPORT

On Sunday, September 12, 1993, the Grand Lodge Officers met at the Leavenworth Lodge Hall at 423 1/2 Delaware Street in Leavenworth, Kansas, together with the Grand Lodge Officers of Kansas. At 1:30 p.m. the Grand Lodge of Missouri was opened on the Third Degree for the purpose of participating in the joint Cornerstone Ceremonies with the Grand Lodge of Kansas. The Grand Lodge of Kansas was then opened. It was my pleasure to introduce our Grand Lodge Officers, Right Worshipful Brother Gordon E. Hopkins, Senior Grand Warden; Right Worshipful Brother James H. Cobban, Junior Grand Warden; Right Worshipful Brother Donald E. Scott, Senior Grand Deacon; Right Worshipful Brother Kenneth L. Sisemore, Junior Grand Marshal; Right Worshipful Brother Calvin D. Routh, Grand Pursuivant; and Right Worshipful Brother Ronald E. Wood, Jr., Grand Chaplain, after which the Grand Master of Kansas introduced his Grand Lodge Officers. We then recognized the Past Grand Masters present and I was pleased to introduce Most Worshipful Brother Lewis C. Wes Cook, Past Grand Master of Missouri. We then proceeded to the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Leavenworth for the following program: A Musical Interlude; Presentation of the Colors; the National Anthem, Welcoming Remarks by the Director of the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, a most interesting address by Most Worshipful Brother Cook and then the Grand Lodge Offices of Missouri and Kansas participated jointly in the Cornerstone Ceremonies. We thank the Grand Lodge of Kansas for inviting us to be present and participate in this historic event. Fraternally, DALE C. MOTTER Deputy路 Grand Master

On motion duly made, seconded and approved, the address of the Grand Master, the report of the Deputy Grand Master and the supplement to the Deputy Grand Master's Report were received and referred to the Committee on Grand Master's Address. M.W. Brother Arnold expressed his appreciation to R.W. Brother Dale C. Motter, Deputy Grand Master, for his actions in carrying out the responsibilities of his office by covering for the Grand Master during a time of inability to serve. M.W. Brother Arnold asked the Brethren to join with him in showing R.W. Brother Motter the appreciation that he most surely deserved. PRESENTATION FOR MASONIC SERVICE MONTH M.W. Brother Arnold asked that representatives of Jefferson Lodge No. 43, Sedalia Lodge No. 236, and Saxon Lodge N 0.508 come to the East. M.W. Brother Arnold presented these lodge representatives with plaques as winners of the Masonic Service Month competition in past years.


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REPORT OF TIlE COMMITrEE ON NECROLOGY To the Grand Lodge AF. &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

One by one they pass away, the brothers of our adoption, the companions of our choice. The Grand Secretary will report 2248 of our brethren have gone to his long home. This morning our thoughts return to these departed brethren. Gone from our midst are eleven who served the Grand Lodge, one of them being a Past Grand Master. These were: GENE PAUL PORTER, Trenton Lodge No. 111. Raised May 14, 1959. Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer, District 12, 1971 thru 1973. Date of death: August 3, 1992. HOWARD F. KIZER, SR., Hebron Lodge No. 354. Raised May 24,1929. Grand Pursuivant 1964-1965, was also Grand High Priest of Royal Arch Masons. Date of death: August 25, 1992. THOMAS HOWARD McCULLY, Alpha Lodge No. 659 and Sedalia Lodge No. 236. Raised May 31, 1955. Was member of Masonic Education Committee 1988 thru time of death. Grand Orator 1989-1990; 1990-1991. Date of death: October 8, 1992. CHARLES E. LONG, Anchor Lodge No. 443. Raised December 19, 1956. Served as District Deputy Grand Master, District 57C 1981-1982. Date of death: October 11, 1992. FRED POWELL RODECKER, Whitesville Lodge No. 162. Raised February 4, 1932. Served as District Deputy Grand Master District 9, 1969 thru 1973. Date of death: March 6, 1993. JAMES D. HACKWORTH, Barnesville Lodge No. 353. Raised July 14, 1956. Served as District Deputy Grand Master District 47, 1973 thru 1975, and 1984-1985. Also served on the Masonic Home Board of Directors. Date of death: April 23, 1993. LECIL ULR~ Lick Creek No. 302. Raised May 12, 1959. Served as District Deputy Grand Master District 17, 1985-1986; Grand Lecturer District 17 1972-1985. Date of death: April 29, 1993. ROY H. RUDE, Howard Lodge No.4. Raised October 15, 1942. Grand Tiler 1965-1966. Representative of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey 1966. Date of death: May 26, 1993. JOHN C. HARSHAW, Hope Lodge No. 251. Raised March 1, 1963. Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer District 32, 1985-1986. Date of death: June 1, 1993. GEORGE E. GRUBB, Hunnewell Lodge No. 415. Raised August 28, 1944. Served as District Deputy Grand Master District 14, 1957 thru 1974. Date of death: June 21, 1993.

WILLIAM RAY DENSLOW William Ray Denslow, 77, a resident of 111 Country Club Place, Trenton, died at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 1993 at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. The body was cremated. A memorial service was held at 10:30 A.M.


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Tuesday, June 22 at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Trenton, under the direction of Resthaven Mortuary of Trenton. The church pastor, the Rev. Gene Cole, officiated. Mr. Denslow was born May 2, 1916 in Trenton, Missouri, the son of Ray V. and Clara Merrifield Denslow. He graduated from Trenton High School in 1933, and attended Kemper Military Academy from 1933 to 1935. He attended summer school at the Universidad de Mexico in 1935. Mr. Denslow received an AB degree from the University of Missouri in 1937, and received a BJ degree in 1938. Mr. Denslow was first employed by Swift & Company in Chicago in 1937. In 1938 he was a clerk at Trenton National Bank, and worked for the Nachman Spring Corporation in Chicago 1938-1939. From 1941 until World War II and in subsequent years he was with radio station WGN Chicago. Mr. Denslow returned to Trenton in 1948 with the Royal Arch Mason magazine, a national publication that his father established in 1943. He was business manager until 1960, and upon the death of his father, became editor, a position he held until he retired in 1979. Mr. Denslow was married to Juanita Margaret Daly on November 18, 1939 in Chicago. Mr. Denslow served with the Missouri National Guard from 1933 to 1934. He was commissioned a second lieutenant of infantry upon graduation from the University of Missouri, and was later promoted to first lieutenant. Early in World War II, Mr. Denslow was called to active duty and was sent to Fort Knox, Kentucky for training in the newly activated Armored Force. He was first assigned to the 191st Tank Battalion, and was later part of the cadre that organized the 745th Tank Battalion, serving overseas as a captain when the battalion was attached to the 1st Infantry Division. He was discharged on April 17, 1945. Brother Denslow served as a trustee of the State Historical Society of Missouri from 1960, and was a member of the Finance Committee from 1966 to 1985. He also served as president for three years, and received the Distinguished Service Award in 1984. Mr. Denslow was a director of the Trenton National Mercantile Bank from 1960 to 1987, and was president of the Riverside Country Club in 1967. He was a member of the board of the Masonic Home of Missouri from 1964 to 1967, and was president in 1967. He also served several terms as president of the Grundy County Alumni Association of the University of Missouri. An Eagle Scout, Brother Denslow served as assistant scoutmaster, scoutmaster, institutional representative, district camping and activities chairman and publicity director of the M~-Has-Kah District as well as the Pony Express Council. He was a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, honorary campers. Mr. Denslow was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Trenton, where he served as Sunday School teacher, member of the Board and the Finance Committee. He also served as president of the Men's Brotherhood. Brother Denslow was a recipient of the Matthias Cladius medal of the United Grand Lodge of Germany, the society of Blue Friars, and the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He was named a Fellow of the Missouri Lodge of Research in 1964, and of the Philalethes Society in 1961. He later


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served as president of the Philalethes Society. Mr. Denslow was a member of the Sigma Delta Chi, honorary journalism fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, social fraternity, and Scabbard and Blade, honorary military. He was a charter member of the Missouri Archaeology Society, and was a member of the Historic Sites Committee for many years. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the 745th Tank Battalion Association. ' Survivors include his wife, Juanita of the home, one son, William R. Denslow, Jr., Long Island, New York; one daughter, Judith Daly Ericson, Denver, Colorado; and four grandchildren, Maria Joan and William Theodore Denslow, and Benjamin Dean and Peter Denslow Ericson. Most Worshipful Lewis C. Wes Cook conducted the Masonic Memorial Service. Interment was in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Trenton. MASONIC RECORD William R. Denslow was raised a Master Mason in Trenton Lodge No. 111 December 25, 1937, was Master 1950-51; District Deputy Grand Master 1955-1958. In 1958 Grand Master Robert L. Aronson appointed Brother "Denslow into the advancing Grand Lodge line. He served as Grand Master 1966-1967. Trenton Chapter No. 66 Royal Arch Masons exalted him in 1938 - was High Priest in 1949路 and Grand High Priest 1961-1962. Brother Denslow was appointed General Grand Master of the Third Veil' of the General Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons International. He served three years. Other Masonic organizations; Trenton Council No. 37; Master 1949 Godfrey de Bouillon Commandery No. 24; Commander 1950 Red Cross of Constantine; Sovereign 1960-1961 Knights York Cross of Honour, Missouri Priory No. 17 Scottish Rite, St. Louis Valley' Moila Shrine Became a DeMolay April 26, 1932, received DeMolay Legion of Honor from Frank Land 1946 Allied Masonic Degrees-Kilwinning Council No. 19; Sovereign Master 1954 Chevaliers Bienfaisants de la Cite Sainte, 1954 National Sojourners, 1942 Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, Knight Commander 19601961 Order of the Eastern Star The Mutual Guild Missouri Lodge of Research; Master' 1976 Most Worshipful Brother Denslow was a prolific writer. He wrote Centennial History of Grundy County, Missouri; Freemasonry and the American Indian; 10,000 Famous Freemasons (in four volumes). During his tenn as Grand Master Most Worshipful Brother Denslow sent more than 5,000 letters to Freemasons in Missouri encouraging them to keep active in the fraternity. Brethren, let us pause during this Grand Lodge, to reflect upon the


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meaning of death to a Freemason. We are taught that the good Freemason is revived by the evergreen and ever living sprig of faith, which blooms at the head of the grave. The evergreen is emblematic of our faith in immortality. Freemasonry believes in immorality. Our greatest ceremony is a teaching of a continued existence, a life after death. This brings to mind, that we have an immortal part within us which shall survive the grave, and which shall ne:ver die. The sprig of acacia placed at the head of the grave is an emblem of immortality. This ceremony is intended to teach us the great truth that "the life of man regulated by morality, faith and justice" will be rewarded at its closing hour by the prospect of acceptance into that house not made by hands, eternal in the heavens. The sprig of acacia to the Master Mason is a symbol of the immortality of the soul. It reminds him, by its ever-green and unchanging nature, of that better and spiritual part within us. The Israelites may have been first to plant a sprig of acacia at the head of the grave as a symbol of immortality. Each of us, like our departed Brethren, have made that journey to the brow of a hill near old Mt. Moriah. After that experience life took on a new meaning. With faith there is transition from this earthly tabernacles to the Heavenly Kingdom above. Grand Master, please call the Brethren to their feet for prayer. Following prayer, I will again place a sprig of acacia upon the northeast corner of the altar, to remind us of the frailties of our lives. Also to help us remember that there is a connection between that which grows and dies and grows again. IMMORTALITY. I will pray a prayer used at Right Worshipful Brother Charles C. Long's funeral. Charlie was an avid fisherman and dear friend to many of us. God, grant that I may live to fish until my dying day, . And when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray, When in the Lord's safe landing net, I'm peacefully asleep. That in His mercy I be judged as big enough to keep. Respectfully submitted, ROBERT D. JENKINS, P.G.M. DR. J.C. MONTGOMERY, JR., P.G.M. CHARLES E. SCHEURICH, P.G.M. P. VINCENT KINKEAD, P.G.M., Chairman

M.W. Kinkead moved that the amended report of the Committee on Necrology be received, accepted and printed in the proceedings. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge ACC~PTED.


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INTRODUCTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE STAFF OF TIlE MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI

R.W. Deputy Grand Master and President of the Masonic Home Board of Directors, Dale C. Motter, presented Frank Ames Arnold, Honorary Chairman, and introduced: R.W Gordon E. Hopkins, Vice President R.W. James H. Cobban, Member R.W. Donald E. Scott, Member and Treasurer Wor. Brother Richard W. Allgood, Member R.W. Robert Barrett, Member R.W. Glenn E. Means, Member and Assistant Secretary R.W. Jimmie D. Lee, Member R.W. Steven 1. Toybes, Member and Assistant Treasurer R.W. Thomas L. Osborn, Member Board Members unable to attend: Brother Richard D. Weber, Member War. Brother Tommy B. Smith, Member Also introduced were: M.W. Fielding A. Poe, Co-ordinator of Fraternal Relations R.W. Paul B. Tobias, Controller R.W. Stephen B. Givens, Secretary to the Board of Directors M.W. Vern H. Schneider, Legal Counsel R.W Robert C. Kellstrom, Director of Administrative Services R.W. Brother Motter brought to the attention of the Brethren that the terms of R.W. Brother Robert Barrett and War. Brother Richard W. Allgood would expire with this Grand Lodge session. R.W. Brother Motter explained that the aforementioned brothers would be eligible for re-election to the Board of Directors in that they were serving in unexpired terms of former members. NOMINATION OF THE MASONIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS Four Year Terms: . R.W. Brother W. Marion Luna nominated Wor. Brother Richard W. Allgood of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. M.W. Brother Bruce H. Hunt nominated R.W. Brother Robert M. Barrett of Kirksville, Missouri. There being no further nominations for the four year terms, Grand Master Arnold declared the nominations closed and directed the Grand Secretary to cast the ballots for the two nominees as set forth in Section 23.040 of the Constitution and By-laws. Said ballot was casted by R.W. Brother Terry C. Alexander, Grand Secretary. M.W. Grand Master Arnold called for the Report of the Masonic Home of Missouri. R.W Brother Dale C. Motter, President of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri, presented the Report as follows:


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS •• MAsoNIC HOME OF MISSOURI

Standing -- left to right: ~ -- left to right: Robert M. Barrett M. Susan Brown, Administrator, Gordon E. Hopkins, Vice President Western Unit Donald E. Scott, Treasurer Dale C. Motter, President Glenn E. Means, Assistant Mary L. Sisemore, Treasurer Secretary O.E. S. Advisory Board Fielding A Poe, Coordinator Betty Lee Egner, President ofFraternal Relations O.E.S. Advisory Board Steven 1. Toybes, Assistant Helen L. Erwin, Secretary O.E.S. Advisory Board Treasurer Jimmie D. Lee Frank Ames Arnold, Honorary Thomas L. Osborn Chairman of the Board Richard D. Weber Robert C. Kellstrom, Director Paul B. Tobias, Controller ofAdministrative Services Richard W Allgood Stephen B. Givens, Secretary Vern H. Schneider, Legal Counsel Absent on day picture was taken were James H. Cobban and Tommy B. Smith.


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OFFICERS Dale C. Motter, President Gordon E. Hopkins, Vice President Donald E. Scott, Treasurer Steven I. 'Ibybes, Assistant Treasurer

Stephen B. Givens, Secretary Glenn E. Means, Assistant Secretary Frank Ames Arnold, Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Frank Ames Arnold, Grand Master, Boonville Dale C. Motter, Deputy Grand Master, Kirksville Gordon E. Hopkins, Senior Grand Warden, St. Joseph James H. Cobban, Junior Grand Warden, Springfield Donald L. Scott, Senior Grand Deacon,Independence

Richard W. Allgood, Cape Girardeau Robert M. Barrett, Kirksville Jimmie D. Lee, Springfield Thomas L. Osborn, Kansas City Glenn E. Means, Blue Springs Steven I. Toybes, St. Louis Richard D. Weber, Florissant

ADVISORY BOARD •• ORDER OF EASTERN STAR Betty Lee Egner, President, Independence Helen L. Erwin, Secretary, St. Louis

Mary L. Sisemore, Treasurer, Lexington

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Robert C. Kellstrom, Director of Administrative Services Pamela J. Bianchi, Secretary Patricia Bruckner, Secretary Doris O'Neal, Medicare Clerk Francine Campbell, Licensed Practical Nurse

Paul B. Tobias, Controller Allen Abernathy, Accounting Janet Russell, Bookkeeper Barbara Myers, Director, Resident Services Steven Oberman, Director of Social Services

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF •. WESTERN UNIT M. Susan Brown, Administrator Marjorie Anderson, Director of Nursing Services Mary Beth Kaup, Director of Activities/ Social Services

John Cline, Director of Housekeeping Darrel Herdliska, Director of Building and Grounds Toni Earle, Director of Food Services


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GRAND LODGE OF l\flSSOURI FRATERNAL RELATIONS Fielding A. Poe, Jr., P.G.M., Coordinator LEGAL COUNSEL Vern H. Schneider, P.G.M. MEDICAL STAFF路 EASTERN UNIT Arnold S. Tepper, M.D., Medical Director MEDICAL STAFF路 WESTERN UNIT Scott E. Bowlin, D.O.

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Report of the Masonic Home To the Grand Lodge AR & AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

The annual report of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri is submitted in compliance with Grand Lodge requirements.

EXECUTIVE ORGANIZATION The Board of Directors consists of five Grand Lodge officers who serve ex-officio and eight Brethren who are elected by the Grand Lodge, two being elected each year to serve four year terms. The Grand Master is Honorary Chairman and the Deputy Grand Master serves as President. Upon the conclusion of the 1992 Grand Lodge Annual Communication, an organizational meeting was held for the purpose of electing officers. The following committees served during the past year: Admissions and Discipline Committee: Glenn E. Means, Chairman; Robert M. Barrett, Gordon E. Hopkins, Jimmie D. Lee, Steven I. Toybes, and Thomas L. Osborn. Administration Committee: Gordon E. Hopkins, Chainnan; Robert M. Barrett, Jimmie D. Lee, Glenn E. Means, Steven I. Toybes, Thomas L. Osborn, Robert C.Kellstrom (ex-officio), and Stephen B. Givens (ex-officio). Finance Committee: Donald E. Scott, Chairman; Richard W. Allgood, James H. Cobban, Thmmy B. Smith, Richard D. Weber, Paul B. Tobias (exofficio), and Vern H. Schneider (ex-officio). Legal Committee: Steven 1. Toybes, Chainnan Long Range Planning Committee: Dale C. Motter, Chairman; Frank Ames Arnold, Betty Lee Egner [Mrs. Gu'stave R. Egner] (ex-officio), Helen L. Erwin [Mrs. Frost L. Erwin] (ex-officio), Mary L. Sisemore [Mrs. Kenneth L. Sisemore] (ex-officio); and all members of the Board of Directors. Relief and Charity: Gordon E. Hopkins, Chairman; Jimmie D. Lee, Glenn E. Means, and Stephen B. Givens, Secretary-Treasurer (ex-officio).

APPLICATIONS FOR ASSISTANCE Received during year St. Louis Area Kansas City Area Springfield Area Other parts of Missouri Outside of Missouri Needs Assessments performed during the year

70 36 9 2 21 2 65


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Needs Assessments presented to the Board for consideration Reassessments presented to the Board for consideration Assistance requests approved during the year Approved for Admission to Home during year Rejected because of ineligibility Died before assessment made/application passed by Board Withdrawn by Lodge/Chapter before action by Board Withdrawn by Lodge/Chapter after action by Board Pending June 30, 1993

.41 .47 51 18 10 1 23 4 3

RESIDENT STATISTICS

Members in Home July 1, 1992 Arrived during year Died during year Discharged during year Members in Home June 30, 1993

Women 153 14 29 3

Men 23 4 5 3

135

19

'Ibtal 176 18 34

6 154


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Report of Independent Auditors Board of Directors Masonic Home of Missouri We have audited the accompanying balance sheets of Masonic Home of Missouri (the Home) as of June 30, 1993 and 1992, and the related statements of revenues and expenses and changes in fund balances of General Funds, changes in fund balances of Restricted Funds, and cash flows of General Funds for the years then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Home's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion. In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Masonic Home of Missouri at June 30, 1993 and 1992, and the results of its operations and its cash flows of General Funds for the years then ended in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. Ernst & Young July 28, 1993


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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Masonic Home of Missouri Balance Sheets

June 30 1993

1992

GENERAL FUNDS Operating Fund Assets Current assets: Cash Investments (Note 5) Accounts receivable Prepaids and other assets Due from restricted funds Thtal current assets

$

Property, plant and equipment, net (Note 6)

Thtal assets Reserve Fund ASsets Current assets: Due from restricted funds Assets limited as to use by the Board of Directors (Note 5) Thtal assets

$

165,448 21.1,099 76,418 40,893 127,941 621,799

108,274 572,507 105,263 186,638 972,682

3,119,833

3,216,764

3,741,632

4,189,446

24,749

59,503

21,804,445

21,881,038

21,829,194

21,940,541

$ 25,570,826

$ 26,129,987

$ 20,459,965

$ 19,683,589

Thtal endowment fund assets

$ 20,459,965

$ 19,683,739

Building Fund Assets Current assets: Cash Investments (Note 5) Other assets Due from general fund

$

$

50

287

Thtal building fund assets

$ 2,200,430

$ 2,069,217

Thtal general fund assets

RESTRICTED FUNDS Endowment Fund Assets Current assets: Investments (Note 5) Due from general fund

150

27,031 2,173,349

24,849 2,042,400 1,681


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GENERAL FUNDS

June 30

Operating Fund Liabilities and fund balance deficit Current liabilities: Accounts payable Accrued payroll and other Due to residents Due to restricted funds

1993

1993

$

138,462 49,703 39,309 26,621

1992

$

81,129 3R,267 52,816 59,940

Total current liabilities

254,095

232,152

Deferred revenue from lifecare contracts Less revenue earned Net deferred revenue Estimated obligation to provide future services to lifecare residents, in excess of net deferred revenue (Note 1) 'Ibtallong-term liabilities

813,627 340,065 473,562

1,584,719 771.092 813,627

12,948,188 13,421,750

15,163,204 15,976,831

Operating fund balance deficit 'Ibtalliabilities and operating fund balance deficit

(9,934,213) 3,741,632

(12,019,537) 4,189,446

10,145 21,819,049 21,829,194 $25,570,826

10,078 21,930,463 21,940,541 $26,129,987

Reserve Fund Liabilities and fund balance Accounts payable Board designated fund balance 'Ibtalliabilities and fund balance 'Ibtal General fund liabilities and fund balances

RESTRICTED FUNDS Endowment Funds Liabilities and fund balance Accounts payable Due to general funds Fund balances 'Ibtalliabilities and endowment fund balances

$

10,426

$

10,153

128,119

20,323,420

19,673,586

$20,459,965

$ 19,683,739

Building Fund Liabilities and fund balance Accounts payable Fund balance

$

'Ibtalliabilities and building fund balance

$ 2,200,430

See accompanying notes.

976 2,199,454

$

865

2,068,352

$ 2,069,217


Masonic Home ofMis8ouri Statements of Revenues and Expenses and Changes in Fund Balances of General Funds Years ended June 30 Operating Fund

~

Reserve Fund

---

Total

Revenues Private pay revenue 411,783 $ 411,783 $ · $ 1,099,032 Resident pension income 1,099,032 · 476,257 Advance fees recognized 476,257 · Investment income, net 15,478 1,442,037 1,457,515 1,450,402 (1,450,402) Income transfers, Reserve Fund, net 1,364,707 1,364,70'1 Income transfers, Endowment Fund, net 313,284 313,284 Contributions · 197,548 51,780 249,328 Grand LodgelEastern Star per capita and initiation fees 272,663 Other 272,111 552

-

-

$

167,312 1,318,049 322,401 41,833 1,610,954 1,353,617 458,497 206,620 145,147

Reserve Fund

$

-

-

1,594,267 (1,610,954)

-

..!2!!!. $

167,312 1,318,049 322,401 1,636,100

110

1,353,617 458,497 206,620 145,257

-

5,644,569

5,624,430

(16,577)

5,607,853

739,324 112,317 58,069 526,827 5,254,736 274,674 278,374 221,785 145,627

-

· -

665,429 123,469 52,801 478,425 5,0'19,499 127,236 271,750 140,912 140,773

. -

5,000

739,324 112,317 58,069 526,827 5,254,736 274,674 278,374 221,785 150,627

7,080,294

·

7,080,294

7,611,733

5,000

7,616,733

(1,479,692)

43,967

(1,435,725)

(1,987,303)

Thtal revenues

5,600,602

Expenses Administrative Dietary Housekeeping and laundry Medical care Managed care Plant operations Residential care Depreciation Other

665,429 123,469 52,801 478,425 5,0'19,499 127,236 271,750 140,912 140,773

· · · · ·

Thtal expenses

Gain (loss) from operations before decrease in obligation to provide future services to lifecare residents, in excess of net deferred revenue

~

Operating Fund

43,967

(21,577)

(2,008,880)


Masonic Home of Missouri Statements of Revenues and Expenses and Changes in Fund Balances of General Funds (continued) Years ended June 30 ~

Operating Fund

Reserve

Fund

(1,479,692)

43,967

~

Total

Operating Fund

Reserve Fund

(1,435,725)

(1,987,303)

(21,577)

2,215,016

1,554,474

(21,577)

Total

Gain (loss) from operations before decrease in obligation to provide future services to lifecare residents, in excess of net deferred revenue Decrease in obligation to provide future services to lifecare residents, in excess of net deferred revenues

Gain (loss) from operations

2,215,016

-

735,324

43,967

779,291

(432,829)

-

740,112 454,507

-

740,112 454,507

.

-

1,194.619

Other fund transfers

1,350,000

(1,350,000)

Excess (deficiency) of revenues over expenses

2,085,324

(111,414)

Nonoperating gains (losses): Gifts and bequests Realized gain on security transactions, net wss on sale of property, plant and equipment Thtal nonoperating gains (losses)

Other changes in fund balances: Transfers: Board designations Transfer to invest proceeds of property, plant and equipment sale Transfer to fmance property, plant and equipment additions Total changes in fund balances Fund balance (deficit), July 1, 1992 Fund balance (deficit), June 30, 1993 See accnmnanvino nntp.<:

-

-

1,194,619

-

1,973,910

-

734,473 397,948

(1,378,245)

-

(1,378,245)

1,132,421

1,815,184

(1,815,184)

4,110

(704,340)

-

(267,700)

.

(508,465) 98,123

(2,008,880) 1,554,474

--

(454,406) 734,473 397,948 (1,378,245) (245,824)

--

(700,230)

267,700

-

(508,465) 98,123

(111,414) (436,640) 2,085,324 (673,932) 1,973,910 U2.019537) 21.930.463 9.910.928 (11345 605) 22367103 $(9,934,213) $21,819,049 $11,884,836 $(12,019,537) $21,930,463

(1,110,572) 11,021498 $ 9,910,926

-

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Masonic Home of Missouri Statements of Changes in Fund Balances of Restricted Funds Years ended June 30,1993 and 1992

Restricted Funds Endowment Funds

Building Fund

Fund balances, July 1, 1991 Restricted gifts, bequests and investment income, net Realized gains on security transactions, net Transfers: Transfer to invest proceeds of property, plant and equipment sale Transfer to finance property, plant and equipment additions

$ 18,645,664

$ 1,539,380

322,492 705,430

118,630

Fund balances, June 30, 1992 Restricted gifts, bequests and investment income, net Realized gains on security transactions, net

19,673,586

2,068,352

352,011 297,823

131,102

$ 20,323,420

$ 2,199,454

Fund balances, June 30, 1993

See accompanying notes.

508,465 (98,123)


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Masonic Home of Missouri Statement of Cash Flows of General Funds Years ended June 30

1992

1993 Operating activities Loss from operations before decrease in obligation to provide future services to lifecare residents, in excess of net deferred revenue Decrease in obligation to provide future services to lifecare residents, in excess of net deferred revenues Gain (loss) from operations Nonoperating gains (losses): Gifts and bequests Realized gain on security transactions, net Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment

$(1,435,725)

$(2,008,880)

2,215,018 779,291

1,554,474 (454,406)

740,112 454,507

734,473 397,948 (1,378,245)

Thtal nonoperating gains (losses)

1,194.819

(245,824)

Excess (deficiency) of revenues over expenses Adjustments to reconcile the excess (deficiency) of revenues over expenses to net cash used in operating activities: Depreciation and amortization Amortization of deferred revenue from lifecare contracts Decrease in obligation to provide future services to lifecare residents, in excess of net deferred revenues Realized gain on security transactions, net Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment Changes in current assets and liabilities that provided cash

1,973,910

(700,230)

140,913

221,785

(340,085)

(322,401)

(2,215,018) (454,507)

(1,554,474) (397,948) 1,378,245

103,413

63,629

(791,352)

(1,311,394)

Investing activities Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment Transfer to restricted fund Additions to property, plant and equipment Transfers from restricted fund for purchase of property, plant and equipment Decrease in investments

(43,985)

508,465 (508,465) (98,123)

381,411

98,123 60,107

Net cash provided by investing activities

317,426

60,107

531,100

875,482 96,027 971,509 (279,778) 388,052

Net cash used in operating activities

Financing activities Net decrease in assets limited as to use by the Board Proceeds from advance fees Net cash provided by fmancing activities Net increase (decrease) in cash Cash at beginning of year Cash at end of year

See accompanying notes.

531,100 57,174 108,274

$

185,448

$

108,274


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Masonic Home of Missouri Notes to Financial Statements June 30, 1993 1. Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Organization Masonic Home of Missouri (the Home) is a not-for-profit corporation established to provide care for eligible Missouri Masons, their wives, widows, and members of the Order of the Eastern Star. The Home operates a residential care facility in Kansas City, Missouri through its Western Unit and contracts managed residential care services through the St. Louis Eastern Unit (see Note 8). The Home is a not-for-profit corporation as described in Section 501(cX3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is exempt from federal income taxes on exempt related activities pursuant to Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Lifecare Contracts Assets contributed by residents that entered into a lifecare contract (lifecare residents) were recorded as deferred revenue (see Note 4). Such assets are being amortized to income using the straight-line method over the estimated remaining lives of the lifecare residents.

Estimated Obligation to Provide Future Services to Lifecare Residents The estimated obligation to provide future services to lifecare residents (the estimated obligation) represents the estimated future costs to serve lifecare residents, net of revenues associated with those residents, including the portion of investment income on externally restricted assets, Grand LodgelEastern Star per capita and resident income applicable to lifecare residents. The estimated obligation has a carrying value of approximately $21,500,000 and $24,500,000 at June 30, 1993 and 1992, respectively, and has been discounted to its present value of $12,948,188 and $15,163,204 at June 30, 1993 and 1992, respectively, using an interest rate of 5.75 and 6 percent per annum for 1993 and 1992, respectively.

Gifts and Bequests Gifts and bequests are recorded on the accrual basis at a point in time when the Home can reasonably estimate its portion of the estate (see Note 9).

Property, Plant and Equipment Property, plant and equipment are stated at cost, estimated cost or, in the case of donated assets, at fair market value at the date of the gift. Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated lives of the assets, with one-half year's depreciation taken in the years of acquisition and disposal.


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Masonic Home of Missouri Notes to Financial Statements (continued) 1. Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

(continued) Investments and Investment Income Marketable securities donated to the Home are recorded at fair market value as of the date of the gift, which is then treated as cost. Securities purchased by the Home are recorded at cost. Marketable equity securities included in the investment portfolio are carried at the lower of cost or market at the balance sheet dates. Interest and dividend income from the Operating, Reserve and Endowment Funds' investments is recognized as income of the respective funds when earned. Interest and dividend income on Building Fund investments, net of investment management fees, is recognized as an addition to the Building Fund balance when earned. Gains and losses from the sale of securities are recognized in each of the respective funds at the time of sale, and. represent the difference between the proceeds received and the cost basis of the securities, and is added to the principal of the respective funds. 2. General Funds Operating Fund The Operating Fund reflects the Home's residential care operating activities. Property, plant and equipment used in the Home's operations are also recorded as Operating Fund activity. The Operating Fund also receives transfers from the Reserve and Endowment Funds, as described below. Reserve Fund The Reserve Fund includes investments designated by the Board of Directors for operations. Interest and dividend income on these investments, net of investment management fees, is transferred to the Operating Fund for use in operations. Reserve Fund income also includes undesignated gifts and bequests and Grand Lodge initiation fees which, according to Board policy, are transferable to the Operating Fund and expendable for operations only upon approval of the Board of Directors. 3. Restricted Funds Building Fund Contributions restricted by donors for future capital expenditures of the Home are recorded in the Building Fund. These restricted resources are added to the general fund balance to the extent expended within the period. The proceeds from the sale of certain property, plant and equipment are restricted as to future use. Endowment Funds Gifts and bequests in the form of endowments containing legal restrictions are recorded in the Endowment Funds. The restrictions provide that income from


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Masonic Home of Missouri Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

3. Restricted Funds (continued) the donations are available for Home operations, while the principal amounts remain invested and are not available for current operations. Accordingly, Endowment Fund interest and dividend income, net of investment management fees, is transferred to the Operating Fund for use in operations. The Endowment Funds consist of general endowments and two special endowments which, in accordance with the bequests, are required to be segregated. The balance of the William Knollman Fund was $1,066,179 and $1,060,695 at June 30, 1993 and 1992, respectively. The balance of the Jacob and Sallie Simon Fund was $1,435,316 and $1,368,799 at June 30, 1993 and 1992, respectively. The Home is the beneficiary of the Grenner Trust. Because the assets of the Trust are not controlled by the Home, they are not included in the Home's financial statements. On June 30, 1993 and 1992, the market value of the assets totalled approximately $951,000 and $920,000, respectively. Income distributed to the Home by the trust is recorded in the Operating Fund, and totalled $43,172 and $61,234 for the years ended June 30, 1993 and 1992, respectively.

4. Managed Care Prior to October 1990, the Home operated under the "lifecare" concept. Residents entered into contracts which provided room, board, and medical care for life. In October 1990, the Home discontinued accepting additional applications under lifecare contracts. Services are provided on a fee-forservices basis for residents entering the Home subsequent to October 1990. The fee-for service charged to these residents is intended to fund all expenses of these residents for services provided by the Home. In the event that the fee-for-service does not cover all resident services, the Home may elect to, but is not required to, provide assistance to the needy resident. Each resident agreement is reviewed on a case-by-case basis every six months, to assess need. As of June 30, 1993, the Home has 33 fee-forservice agreements with residents. These agreements provided financial assistance during 1993 and 1992 totalling $461,279 and $185,386, respectively, at standard charges.

Assisted Living Included in managed care expenses are certain expenses totalling approximately $237,000 and $213,000 for the years ended June 30, 1993 and 1992, respectively related to the Home's assisted living program. This program provides assistance to eligible individuals in three separate ways: assistance with living expenses to provide the individuals the ability to remain in their own horne environment, assistance with medical expenses while living in their own homes, and assistance with expenses while staying in an outside skilled nursing facility. The level of assistance for this program is at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Horne and is in addition to the managed care


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Masonic Home of Missouri Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

4. Managed Care (continued) provided to residents in the Eastern and Western Units. The level of assistance granted is reviewed on a case-by-case basis every six months, to redetermine need.

5. Investments General Funds June 30,1993 Cost Market Operating Fund: Money market funds $ Corporate stocks and mutual funds 38,050 Investment in real estate mortgages and other 175,049 Total

$ 211,099

Reserve Fund: Money market funds $ 243,400 U.S. Government bonds and notes 8,840,411 Corporate bonds 10,075,058 Corporate stocks and mutual funds 4,499,824 Investment in real estate and other 145,952 Total

$21,804,445

June 30, 1992 Cost Market

$ 250,000

$ 250,000

38,050

60,707

60,707

175,049

261,800

261,800

$ 211,099

$ 572,507

$ 572,507

243,400 $ 2,180,224

$ 2,180,224

$

$

7,158,951 10,899,870

5,899,726 9,235,214

6,106,479 9,764,501

5,841,984

4,408,867

5,633,156

145,952

157,007

157,007

$24,088,157 $21,881,038

$23,841,367


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Masonic Home of Missouri Notes to Financial Statements (continued) Restricted Funds June 30, 1992 Cost Market

June 30, 1993 Cost Market Endowment Funds: Money market funds $ 349,517 U.S. Government bonds 6,548,532 and notes Corporate bonds 8,793,230 Corporate stocks and mutual funds 4,766,843 Investment in real estate 1,843 and other Total

$20,459,965

349,517

$

$ 1,597,573 $ 1,597,573

6,939,471 9,584,220

6,227,649 8,545,834

6,432,822 8,963,413

6,042,381

3,302,503

4,393,829

1,843

10,030

10,030

$22,917,432

$19,683,589

$21,397,667

Building Fund: Money market funds Certificates of deposit and savings accounts U.S. Government bonds and notes Total

$

19,569

$

19,569

$

615,098

$ 615?098 75,094

80,483

80,483

75,094

2,073,297

2,135,111

1,352,208

1.379,956

$ 2,042,400

$2,070,148

$2,173,349

$2,235,163


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Masonic Home of Missouri Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

6. Property, Plant and Equipment Property, plant and equipment consists of the following:

1992

1993 Land Land improvements Buildings Furniture and equipment Automobiles Less accumulated depreciation

$

29,998 .65,923 3,350,917 488,742 124,373

$

29,998 65,500 3,319,545 476,398 124,372

4,059,953 940,120

4,015,813 799,049

$3,119,833

$3,216,764

7. Pension Plan The Home provides a defined-contribution employee pension plan (the Plan) for all non-union eligible employees employed at the effective date of the Plan (July 1, 1984) or each July 1 thereafter. Employees who have completed six months of service by each July 1 are eligible to participate in the Plan. Employees who met length of service requirements as of July 1, 1984, as defined in the Plan, were eligible for contributions for past service prior to that date, which obligation has been fully funded as of June 30, 1993 and 1992. The Plan requires the Home to make annual contributions equal to five percent of each eligible employee's compensation. Pension expense under the Plan was $6,400 and $22,245 for the years ended June 30, 1993 and 1992, respectively.

8. Commitments In June 1991, the Home entered into an agreement with an outside party for the provision of resident care services for up to 120 residents at a fixed annual fee of approximately $3,200,000, which amount is subject to annual adjustment. The contract term is five (5) years and is renewable for an additional five (5) years at the discretion of the Home.

9. Contingencies The Home has been designated the beneficiary of certain gifts and bequests at June 30, 1993. These gifts and bequests have not been accrued because the amounts cannot be reasonably estimated.


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MASONIC HOME CHEER COMMITTEE ACTIVITY REPORT FALL AND WINTER 1992 SPRING AND SUMMER 1993 The Masonic Home Cheer Committee held its annual meeting at the Masonic Home, 1025 Chesterfield Point Parkway, Chesterfield, :Missouri on Sunday, September 20, 1992. The purpose was to elect officers for 19921993 term and plan activities for that term. Officers Elected: Samuel M. Taft, President Leona Baerman, Vice-President Edward Kimble (WIM) Secretary-Treasurer Activities: All activities of the Cheer Committee are made available by the generous financial support of various Masonic Lodges, Order of Eastern Star Chapters, and individuals. We are limited to the extent of those contributions. SUNDA'Y, NOVEMBER 22 - Thanksgiving visits - Assembled at 10:00 a.m. for distribution of cards and money to residents. Visited with as many as possible. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 - Christmas Party - Entertainment for residents, a good visit and fellowship prevailed. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 - Christmas distribution - Assembled at 10:00 a.m. to visit with as many residents as possible and to distribute Christmas cards and money. SATURDA'Y, JANUARY 19 - Assembled in activity room for Bingo, followed by ice cream, cake and cookies. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 - Assembled in Great Room at 1:00 p.m. for entertainment. Received valentines and refreshments afterwards. SATURDAY, MARCH 13 - Bingo Party - Assembled at 1:30 p.m. in Activity Room for bingo. Refreshments followed. SATURDA'Y, APRIL 10 - Easter Committee - Assembled in Great Room at 10:00 a.m. for visitations with residents, and to distribute Easter cards and money. SUNDA'Y, APRIL 11 - Easter - assembled in Great Room for fellowship entertainment and refreshments. SUNDA'Y, APRIL 25 - Planning Meeting - Assembled in Activity Room for planning meeting followed by bingo for residents. SUNDAY, MAY 9 - Mothers Day - Assembled at 1:00 p.m. for distribution of Mothers Day cards and money to residents and to visit. SUNDAY, JUNE 20 - Fathers Day - Assembled at 1:00 p.m. for visitation with residents and for distribution of cards and money. WEDNESDA'Y, JUNE 23 - Shrine Circus - 20 residents from the home bused to Busch Stadium for Shrine Circus. FRIDAY, JULY 2 - Home Social for July 4 - Assembled on patio to help


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home staff with July 4 social - Entertainment Bar-B-Que hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, ice cream and fellowship enjoyed by all. SATURDAY, JULY 31 - Kirkwood Temple Tyrians - All residents ~hat could be transported to the Kirkwood Masonic Lodge enjoyed a chicken and/or fish dinner. SATURDAY, AUGUST 21 - Fall Fest - Assembled in activity room for a variety of melons feast and afterwards played bingo. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 - Annual Fall Meeting - Assembled at 1:00 p.m. for election of officers and planning meeting for the next year. All representatives of Blue Lodge and Eastern Star Chapters are encouraged to attend meetings and activities of the Cheer Committee, we really need your help. We thank all those who have helped in the past and will appreciate all their help in the future. All the staff at the home have supported our activities and we sincerely owe them our gratitude. Fraternally yours, M. TAFT, PRESIDENT

SAMUEL

MASONIC LODGE RECEIPTS 8-15-92 to 7-31-93 Ivanhoe Commandery #8 K.T. Maplewood Lodge #566 , Forest Park Lodge #578 Magnolia-Euclid Lodge #626 Clifton Heights Lodge #520 Valley Park Lodge #629 Alhambra Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R Keystone-llinity Lodge #243 Welston Lodge #613 Brentwood Lodge 616 Cache Lodge #416 Progress Lodge #657 Lambskin Lodge #460 Mizpah Lodge #639 Beacon Lodge #3 : St. Francois Lodge #234 Magnolia-Euclid Lodge #626 in memory of Bro. Richard Teubner

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

TOTAL 30.00 200.00 50.00 100.00 150.00 25.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 20.00 100.00 30.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 50.00

..

100.00

$ '"

$1,355.00

TOTAL

O.E.S. CHAPrER RECEIPrS 8-15-92 to 7-31-93 Trinity Chapter #443 , Rob Morris Chapter #328 Valley Park Chapter #505

$ . .

TOTAL 20.00 25.00 25.00


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Friendship Chapter #214 Elsberry Chapter #39 Crestwood Cha.pter #82 Meramec Chapter #317 Bridgeton Chapter #266 Beacon Chapter #256 Harmony Temple Chapter #499 Florissant Chapter #161 Friendship Chapter #214 Kirkwood Chapter #358 Anchor Chapter #54 Maplewood Chapter #246 CHRISTMAS DONATION TO CHEER Committee Fenton Chapter #152 Occidental Chapter #185 Mehlville Chapter #187

:

43 . . . . . . . . . . . .

25.00 50.00 30.00 10.00 50.00 50.00 100.00 25.00 50.00 25.00 20.00 50.00

. . . .

50.00 20.00 25.00 35.30 $685.30

TOTAL

DISBURSEMENTS 8-15-92 to 7-31-93 Cash donation to home ." Memory of Richard 'I'ubner Entertainment home Christmas Party Ice cream, bingo party for hOr.le Entertainment, Valentine Party Bingo party gifts for home Ice cream party for home Bingo party at the home Mothers Day cards post cards printing Postage

TOTAL . $2,035.00 100.00 . 75.00 .. . 50.00 . . 100.00 87.00 . 19.50 . . 50.25 . 58.00 . 42.42 $2,617.19

TOTAL

BALANCE SHEET Financial and Activities Reprt from 7/31/92 to 7/31/93 Balance in Savings and Loan 7/31/93......................................... Receipts and Donations Interest on account.......................................................................

$4,121.23 2,083.30 133.17 $6,337.70

Disbursements (per list following) Recapitulation Balance in Savings & Loan cash on hand...................................

$2,617.21 3,720.49


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PRESIDENT'S REPORT OF THE MASONIC HOME

7b the Grand Lodge A.R & A.M. of Mi880uri: BRETHREN:

We are about to complete the third year of our new concept of caring for those eligible individuals who request our assistance. The new concept has two programs, Managed Care and Outside Assisted Living. Under the Managed Care Program, residents are billed monthly for room and board. Residents are also responsible for paying for all of their other needs such as medical, dental and personal needs. They may reside at our units as long as they are residential qualified. When they are no longer qualified, the Masonic Home of Missouri provides assistance to them and the family in locating another facility which can provide the intermediate or skilled care necessary for their safety and comfort. Should a resident be determined not to have sufficient assets to pay the full amount billed for room and board, through the Needs Assessment Team, the Board may'help them to the extent needed. The physical and mental criteria used to judge eligibility for admission and retention is: "Individuals qualified for Residential Care must be physically able to dress, bathe, feed themselves, and travel to the dining room for all meals without staff assistance." "Mental comprehension must be at a level to insure that the resident is able to respond appropriately during monthly fire drills or other emergency situations." There are three types of assistance available within the Assisted Living Expenses Program. 1. Medical Assistance:

This type of help is anticipated for payment or assistance in payment of prosthesis, glasses, oxygen and/or medical bills (i.e., doctorslhospitals). 2. Home Living This is to provide funds to enable those eligible individuals to remain in their own home and/or communities. Many times $100.00 or $200.00 per month is a sufficient amount to keep a person living independently. 3.Nursin~~

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B) Loan Agreements - Amounts loaned to applicants or a responsible party to enable those eligible to stay in a nursing home until Medicaid takes over. NEEDS ASSESSMENT TEAM The Needs Assessment Team consisting of the Chairman, who is the. Secretary to the Board of Directors, a licensed practical nurse and a social worker, is the key to making this new concept work. They have the professional experience to gather financial information, medical history, social/family and other information necessary for the Board of Directors to make a proper decision as to the assistance needed. They also are able to help many distressed individuals, both in our State and those that live in other states with advice as to other programs available. They are to 00 commended for the job they are doing.

IHE MISSION QE THE MASONIC HQME The mission of the Masonic Bome of Missouri, with the new concept, is to recognize and fulfill, in the best possible environment, the needs of those eligible individuals - Master Masons, their wives, widows, and members of the Order of the Eastern Star who request our assistance. We have been able to help many who would have been turned down under our old program.

We need to give appreciation to Robert C. Kellstrom, Director of Administrative Services, and his staff for the efficient operation of the Masonic Home. His experienca and knowledge of business, plus ability and willingness to listen and work with others, has been expressed by the administrators of both the Eastern and Western Units as well as members of his staff. Mr. Kellstrom's task has been made easier by his staff, Paul Tobias, Controller; Stephen Givens, Secretary to the Board; and Fielding A. Poe, Coordinator of Fraternal Relations. They have all gone the extra mile to make the operation of the Home a success. VOLUNTEERS The wonderful volunteers which give so much of their time and talents is what makes our facility "HOME" for our residents. We thank the Cheer Committee, the Wardens and Masters Clubs, the 59th Pancake Committee, the Adopt a Resident Program, plus all the many individuals who have given so much and have made a difference in the lives of our residents.


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DISTRICT SPRING FESTIVAL

The first annual 61st District Spring Festival was a big success under the direction of Paul Tobias, Chairman. The festival was held on the grounds of the Eastern Unit. There were games, booths, food, live entertainment and much more. It should be noted that the entire Masonic Family of the 61st District participated in this special day. A big thanks to all who were involved.

THE ORDER QF THE EASTERN STAR The Order of the Eastern Star, again this year, has been most helpful and generous. The Advisory Board Members for this year have been, Betty Lee Egner, President; Helen Erwin, Secretary, and Mary Sizemore, Treasurer. They have attended the quarterly meetings, each time with monitory contributions which greatly enhance the quality of life for the resident. Also, they have provided insight and advise to the Board. Their presence and input has been very helpful and also lets them keep the members of the OES informed. I appreciate your help and have enjoyed working with you. Some of the many contributions made by the OES are: Snack Parlors (East & West) ; ~ Fourth of July Dinners for Residents (East & West) Paper Goods & Plates (Eastern Unit) Repair of Table & Chairs for Ice Cream Parlor (East) Elevator Maintenance (Western Unit) Reimbursement for Pots and Pans (Eastern Unit) Entertainment (Eastern Unit) Deluxe Popcorn Machine (Eastern Unit) Ice Cream Parlor (Eastern Unit) Volunteer Luncheon (Eastern Unit) Lunches for the Eastern Unit Christmas Activity Electa Club Donation Residents' Lunches Snack Parlor (Western Unit) Residents' Lunches (Western Unit for Christmas Activity Outside Outlets Front of Western Unit (for Christmas lights) Microwave Oven for Western Unit Ceramics Room Refrigerator for Western Unit Ceramics Room Re-upholstery of Chairs for Western Unit Ice Cream Parlor Elevator Inspection and Maintenance of Western Unit Suite Conversion Costs (Western Unit) Plaque for Bathroom Door & Memorial (Western Unit) Double Sink (Western Unit)

. $1,423.29 324.77 . 82.98 . 245.00 . 411.88 . 81.19 . 55.00 . 419.00 . . 764.49 175.70 . 110.00 . 200.00 . 310.87 . .

143.24

. . .

113.90 119.99 214.99

771.08 . 411.08 . . 30,063.00 13.55 . 387.92 .


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Parabath (Western Unit) . 155.37 Two Washing Machines (Western Unit) . 960.00 Vacuum Cleaner (Western Unit) .. 400.00 Turbo Steamer (Western Unit) . 3,030.00 Dietary Table (Western Unit) . 1,000.00 . 21,000.00 New Wheelchair Van (Eastern Unit) Snack Parlor (Eastern Unit) . 476.04 Snack Parlor (Western Unit) . 339.36 Holiday Dining Out (Eastern Unit) . 476.04 Snack Parlor (Western Unit) . 339.36 Holiday Dining Out (Eastern Unit) . 165.65 Holiday Dining Out (Western Unit) . 134.61 . 1,095.00 Call Light System for Remodeling Western Suites Balance Due on Heavy Duty Washing Machine (Western Unit) . 178.00 Snack Parlor (Eastern Unit) .. 671.40 Snack Parlor (Western Unit) . 469.29 Residents Dining Out (Eastern Unit) . 428.86 Residents Dining Out (Western Unit) . 96.95 Insurance for Stained Glass Windows . 1,913.00 Balance Due on Windsor Vacuum Cleaner (Western Unit) 33.50 Elevator Inspection (Western Unit) .. 1,647.52 Ten (10) Elevated Leg Lift Wheelchairs (Eastern Unit) . 3,200.00 Poker/Game Table Set for Lounge (Eastern Unit) .. 1,200.00 800.00 Deep Fat Fryer (Western Unit) . John Deere Commercial Walk Behind Mower 674.00 (Western Unit) . MASONIC UNITS - WEST AND EAST Both units are under competent administrators, Susan Brown, Western Unit; Suzanne Westoff, Eastern Unit. They are both operating as caring, comfortable, enjoyable homes with many activities, crafts and outside trips. Both units received an inspection from the Division of Aging this year. Each received very good reviews and complimentary comments from the inspection teams. We can be very proud of both of our facilities. BOARD MEETING Because of policies which have been established to guide the operation of the home, the staff, the Needs Assessment Team, the Admissions and Discipline Committee, and other committees, we have been able to keep our Board Meetings short and productive. Also, with the use of committees prior to the Board Meeting, we have been able to give more time and consideration to each application for assistance and to all financial and administrative matters.


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BOARD VACANCY On February 17, 1993, I received a letter of resignation from Brother James D. Hackworth. Due to his critical illness, Brother Hackworth felt it was not fair to himself or the Board, to continue. Brother Hackworth passed away April 23, 1993. Brother Hackworth served the Board of Directors for 3 years 5 months. His knowledge of business, finances, and common sense is missed by all. At the time of his resignation, a Certificate of Appreciation for his time on the Board, was prepared and sent to him. At the time of his death, the following Resolution was unanimously adopted by the Masonic Home Board of Directors.

RESOLUTION WHEREAS, JAMES D. HACKWORTH was a distinguished member of the Masonic fraternity for many years, and WHEREAS, in his daily life he put into the practice the Masonic tenets of brotherly love, relief and truth, and WHEREAS, he gave much of his time in support of the Masonic fraternity and its charitable causes, and WHER.EAS, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri from 1989 to 1993. NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri extends its profound sympathy to the members of his family in their bereavement and joins with them in thanking our God and Creator for all that was good in the life of James D. Hackworth. Per Article I, Section 2, of the By-Laws of the Masonic Home a search was made to find, for his replacement, a person from the Southeast part of the State and with a good knowledge of finance. We were lucky to find such a person in Richard W. Allgood of Cape Girardeau. Thank you Brother Allgood for accepting this position. WESTERN !lliIT fllliI! RAISING DRlY.E ~ fER MEMBER On January 28, 1993 the 21st District presented a check for $7,403.00, which with the money previously donated from its lodges, equaled $50.00 per member for the entire 21st district. They are the only district to achieve 'this goal and we congratulate them on their accomplishment. Each lodge has received a certificate for their participation and a plaque is to be presented to the Distric-+; at this Grand Lodge Communication, which will be placed in the Western Unit. It is the decision of the Board of Directors that if no other District


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expresses an interest that this program will be ended January 1, 1994. APPRECIATION TQ BOARD MEMBERS I thank all of the Board Members for the time and effort you have ~ ven to the Home this year. It has been a year of open, frank discussion with

unity of purpose and the best interest of the Masonic Home residents first at all times. I appreciate the extra work of the Chairmen of the various committees. Your work before the meeting and efficient reporting made my job easier. This year the two members scheduled to retire have filled a vacancy and are eligible to be re-elected. Bob Barrett is filling the term of Warren Betts, and Richard Allgood that of James Hackworth. A special thanks to both. Fraternally submitted, DALE C. MOTTER, PRESIDENT OF THE MAsONIC HOME OF MISSOURI BOARD OF DIRECTORS

M.W. Arnold entertained a motion that the Report of the Masonic Home received and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and by vote RECEIVED.

MASONIC HOME PRESENTATION M.W. Arnold stated that the lodg~s of the 21st Masonic District had met the goal of $50.00 per member for the Masonic Home (Western Unit). M.W. Arnold asked that the District Deputy Grand Master, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, Representatives of Rising Sun Lodge No. 13, Western Lodge No. 53, Compass Lodge No. 120, Camden Point Lodge 169, Rowley Lodge No. 204, Fidelity Lodge No. 339, Adelphi Lodge No. 355 and Platte City Lodge No. 504 come to the platform west of the altar. M.W. Arnold presented those present the Grand Master's Award of Merit. The award recognized this District as a District of Merit. Introduction of 1993 Winners of the Round Robin Competitions

R.W. Brother Elmer E. Copeland, Grand Lecturer, introduced the following Brothers as winners of area Round Robin Competitions: Brother Michael T. Ham, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 Wor. Brother David C. Tinsley, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 Brother Irv Walmann, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 Wor. Brother Bobby H. Cook, Harold o. Grauel Lodge No. 672 R.W. Brother James B. Thacker, Mizpah Lodge No. 639 R.W. Brother Copeland introduced Wor. Brother R.L. Tichenor of Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 as the State Winner for 1993.


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MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION M.W. Brother Richard E. Fletcher, Executive Secretary of The Masonic Service Association of the United States, gave remarks concerning the activities of his organization.

CALL FROM LABOR The Grand Lodge was called from Labor at 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon, September 27, 1993. R.W. Brother Sheldon H. Snitz, Grand Chaplain, offered prayer.


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MONDAY AFTERNOON 1:00 P.M. ORGAN SELECTIONS, JACK J. STOTTLEMYRE M.W. Grand Master Frank Ames Arnold called the Grand Lodge to order for the purpose of the reception and introduction of representatives of adoptive and youth organizations of the Masonic Family of Missouri.

INTRODUCTIONS R.W. DONALD E. SCOTT, SENIOR GRAND DEACON REPRESENTATIVES OF ADOPTIVE AND YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS Myrl M. Clemens, \Vorthy Grand Matron, Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star Jim W. Hensley, Worthy Granrl Patron, Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star James N. Sutton, Grand R(JYii] Patron, Grand Court of Missouri, Order of the Amaranth Emory J. Hampel, Grand Secretary, Grand Court of Missouri, Order of the Amaranth Mayann Rauber, Worthy Grand Commander, Grand Conclave of Missouri, Order of the True Kindred Miss Julie Lucas, Grand Worthy Advisor, Grand Assembly of Missouri, International Order of Rainbow for Girls Dr. Susan Albers, Grand Deputy in Missouri, International Order of Rainbow for Girls Miss Jenny Wyckoff, Grand Bethel Honored Queen of the State of Missouri, International Order of Job's Daughters Patti Brand, Grand Guardian, Grand Guardian Council of Missouri, International Order of Job's Daughters Ashley Underwood, Associate Grand Guardian, Grand Guardian Council of Missouri, International Order of Job's Daughters Virginia Goede, Grand Secretary, Grand Guardian Council of Missouri, International Order of Job's Daughters Trey Miller, State Master Councilor, Grand Conclave of Missouri, International Order of DeMolay After remarks from the State leaders, M.W. Grand Master Arnold expressed his appreciation for their attendance and inspiring messages. The honored guests were escorted from the expo center.

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September 27, 1993 by M.W. Grand Master Frank Ames Arnold. R.W. Lewis C. Odneal, Grand Chaplain, offered prayer. Presentations to the Missouri Masonic Foundation for the Prevention of Substance Abuse, Inc. M.W. Arnold asked that representatives of lodges come forward and announce their contributions to the Missouri Masonic Foundation for the Prevention of Substance Abuse, Inc. ELECTION OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS M.W. Grand Master Frank Ames Arnold appointed R.W. Brother Matthew L. Quesenberry, District Deputy Grand Master of the 59th District, Chairman of the Election and designated District Deputy Grand Masters of the odd numbered Masonic Districts as Tellers. The ballots were dispersed, voted and collected, after which the Grand Master declared the voting closed. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE MISSOURI MASONIC FOUNDATION FOR THE PREVENTION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE, INC.

To the Grand Lodge A..F. &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

The 1992/1993 Grand Lodge year was a year of continued progress for your foundation. There were three primary areas where the board has focused its attention for the past year: program follow up, continued core team training sessions, and securing long-term funding sources. Having conducted training sessions of 1991 and 1992, involving dozens of school districts and literally hundreds of school personnel, the state coordinators, Martha Eddlemon and Paul Enochs, conducted follow up meetings with previous trainees, and conducted surveys. The purpose of these meetings was to assess the effectiveness of our efforts, (specifically, to determine the level of activity in the field). Are we actually making a difference in the lives of the youths in our schools? The answer is "YES". The follow-up efforts provided valuable feedback, which is being incorporated back into the training sessions and materials. We also were able to provide some guidance to those teams that are experiencing difficulty in getting or keeping the program going in their schools. Attendees were asked for the most eft~,:tive andche least effective actions taken by their respective teams. Among the most effective actions were the following: - The support groups and networking systems that are now available to the teachers. - The team approach taken to this special problem instead of a single counselor or teacher. - The special attention given to the individual in the form of mentors, peer groups, parental conferences, and services. - Increased knowledge and awareness by the school faculty of the


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many referral services that are available. Likewise, some of the least effective actions taken by some of the teams include: - Inability to get the teams up and running - Inability to meet on a regular basis - Difficulty meeting with some parents Additionally, we received valuable input on improvements to the program, both in terms of the training, and the continuing information needs of the teams. As a result of their efforts, the teams have referred more than 160 students to various levels of help, and are indeed making a difference. Ten training sessions were held during the summer of 1993 at Springfield, Waynesville, Macon, Savannah, Independence, Cape Girardeau, Sedalia, Greenfield, St. Charles and Jefferson City. Each training session was held at a Masonic Temple, continuing the direct tie between the Masons and the school districts. This format has a powerful impact on the trainees and the community. For instance, at St. Charles Temple on July 19-20, Palestine Lodge No. 241 coordinated the sessions. Alexander Chapter No. 242 O.E.S. prepared the flood. The session was opened by RWB J. Don Bell, DDGM, and our Junior Grand Steward RWB Wilfred G. Soutiea explained the Masons involvement in and dedication to the efforts. Our Grand Lecturer, RWB Elmer D. Copeland was also present. The Mayor of St. Charles Proclaimed July 19-20 "Missouri Masonic Foundation Days" in St. Charles. This type of publicity is invaluable to our fraternity. Martha Eddlemon and Paul Enochs deserve much credit for their dedication to our program, as do the trainers across the state who devote countless hours of their time and talent to our program. The success of our efforts lies directly in their hands. I recommend that next year we also include the "Focus on the Future" video presentation as a part of the training. Much of my efforts as President of this foundation has been spent securing a source of long term funding on which the foundation could rely. Last summer, the Long Range Planning Committee of the Grand Lodge authorized the Board to proceed with a contract with Affinity Marketing Group to offer discounted long distance telephone service to our members, with 5% of the revenue coming back to the foundation. The attractiveness of this program was two-fold. First it offered members the opportunity to save on something that they probably were already purchasing, as opposed to simply donating to charity,' somewhat of a departure from the fraternity's typical and conventional approaches to fundraising. Second, it thereby did not compete with other fundraising efforts for our worthy projects. This program presented two real challenges. First was the structuring and negotiation of the contract itself. Second was the impression that some Masons may have to the new concept. The former challenge has been satisfied. The contract is in place, the marketing program has been developed, and during the week of August 16, the promotional mailers were sent to our members. Since we are the first Masonic body to enter into such a contract with Affinity Marketing Group, and are in a position to endorse the program to other jurisdictions, we will receive 1/2% of the revenues generated by those other states as well. Brethren, the monetary potential is staggering. .


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Our acceptance and progress against the latter challenge will be determined by the brethren. I personally am truly excited by the new funding concept, and I hope that the brethren will recognize the advantages it offers. Never before has the purchasing power of our very large body been pooled to provide a member benefit program. We are not asking the brethren to spend or to give, we are allowing them to save, and at the same time fund the foundations efforts. A copy of the audited financial statements for 1992 is included for your review. Brethren, on behalf of the Board of Directors I want to thank the many people who make this program work. Our success is measured in the quality of the lives of the youth of our state. Our goal is to create and maintain an educational environment where excellence is bred, where temptation is met with resistance, and where weaknesses are corrected before a life is irreparably altered or ended. If we save but one child, if we keep but one young mother and her child from addiction, if we cause the completion of one child's education, then our efforts are indeed successful. My brethren, I can with confidence tell you that we have succeeded, and with your support will continue to do so. On behalf of the Board of Directors O. NATIONS, President

JEFFREY

Robert H. Asbury Certified Public Accountant 4448 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63129 -. (314) 892-5115 January 29, 1993 Missouri Masonic Foundation for the Prevention of Substance Abuse, Inc. In our opinion the accompanying statement of Receipts and Disbursements presents the recorded transactions of the Missouri Masonic Foundation for the Prevention of Substance Abuse, Inc. for the year ending December 31, 1992. Robert H. Asbury MISSOURI MASONIC FOUNDATION FOR THE PREVENTION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE, INC. STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS & DISBURSEMENTS - 1992 Income Contributions Received Interest

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$ 59,817.53 SUPPLEMENT TO THE PRESIDENT'S REPORT To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

I want to talk about just a couple of things very briefly this afternoon. I want to bring you up to speed on the program activities this past year, and I want to talk to you about the long distance program. This program represents a change from our traditional methods of fund raising. I think that it is important to distinguish between different types of change. I think that Masons seem to have trouble separating the practice of Masonry from the funding of Masonic charities. We must recognize that trends in society change, and that if we're to move ahead as a fraternity, we must be open enough to at least fairly consider those changes, or as has been the case in the past, we will one day be out of touch with the society that we aim to serve. Masonry itself, we must not, and indeed cannot, change. You can't change brotherly love, relief, or truth. You can't change honesty, integrity, faith, charity, fellowship. These are the special tenets that make Masons out of ordinary men. And we must never dilute our emphasis on those virtues either. But we can change the way that we fund our worthy projects. I've had many comments, both adamantly against, and enthusiastically supportive of the new concept regarding the new long distance program. The comments against generally I hope that as the leaders of your lodges you will recognize the potential of this program. Over the past several years the demands for our charitable dollars have grown beyond our personal means. At the Grand Lodge level, we consistently received replies that enough was enough. The brethren simply couldn't afford to support all of the requests that they received. Theoretically then, we were robbing Peter to pay Paul. What we receive for the drug program could be coming out of the Masonic Home's pocket. So Affinity happened to come to us with this new idea - a new trend in fund raising for non-profit organizations. Pool the long distance business to get real volume discounts from the major carriers. In return, the foun-


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dation would receive 5% of the proceeds. Save money, raise money. Brethren, we're not trying to commercialize the Fraternity. And we haven't just opened up our mailing list so that companies can peddle their wares. But if I can save you money on something that you are already buying, and at the same time fund the foundation, who loses? How is the Fraternity degraded by this activity? How is the good work that is done affected. Brethren, it isn't. It is simply one less request for funds that you are going to get. How much can we raise? 50% = 360,000 (30,OOO/m) 25% = 180,000 (l5,000/m) Some will contend that we are now favoring certain businesses over others. We are not. The only company that we are partial to is the one with the lowest price and the best service, because that is what you want anyway. We chose this initial program because it easily applies to all members. But it is just a pilot. If the brethren like this new concept, it can be extended to nearly any business that is willing to share the revenues with the foundation. Let me give you an idea. How about travel. If there was enough demand, we can arrange to get you corporate rates on any kind of travel arrangements that you might make. How about quality educational games, toys and activities for kids. Brethren, through The Knowledge Network you can raise funds for your lodge or our foundation by purchasing better games than you are now already buying for your children and grandchildren. We're not trying to shove something down your throat. We're trying to come up with innovative ways to raise much-needed monies. The beauty of it is that you don't have to shake a single can - you don't have to hold a raffle, a bar-b-que, a dinner - any of that; all you do is save money. Save all that other effort for other causes, because each has its place. Do you want to practice Masonry, or do you want to practice fund raising? All I'm asking is that you give it a try. It doesn't cost you anything at all to the service. It's US Sprint for business service. It is not some fly by night, lower level provider with an inferior network. The worst that can happen is that you will save money. Brethren, this is the way that organizations are raising money today. We are not the first. The American Red Cross, Big Brothers, even Ronald McDonald House of America is using this same concept, and doing it with much success. If we don't do it, someone else will, and then our charities will be competing with that effort too. I hope that you noticed the booth in the lobby. It is manned by Hank Bell, who is the president of Affinity Marketing Group, and Bill Schlack who is the coordinator of the program for the Masons. These gentlemen are there to answer any questions that you might have. I want you to understand the program. Then I want you to sign up and go back to your lodges. I'm telling you that whatever kind of question or problem that you might have, these guys can answer it. Even if you want to know how much you'll save based on your own individual calling patterns, just ask them. They also have sign up forms for you. I personally am truly excited by the new funding concept, and I hope that the brethren will recognize the advantages it offers. As Masons, we really only do two things: one, we try to make ourselves better persons - that's the goal of the principal tenets and teachings of Masonry; and two, we try to make the world a better place: that is what


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the many Masonic charities do. So at the end of the day, when our time is gone, and we must pass the torch to the next generation, we can do so knowing that this is a little better place than it was when we got here. That's what we're all about; saving and improving lives. It's not about fund raising, or counselors or foundations. It's not about long distance, or travel or games - it's about you and me together, making this world a little better for those who will follow. Fraternally submi tted, JEFFREY

O. NATIONS, President

R.W. Brother Nations moved that the printed report and supplement.:'1l report be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge ACCEPTED. REMARKS M.W. Brother Arnold asked for and the Grand Lodge received remarks from M.W. Brother Max L. Carpenter, Past Grand Master and current Grand Secretary of Indiana. PRESENTATIONS R.W. Brother Carl H. Terry read a poem that he had composed in honor of M.W. Arnold. The poem in print was presented to M.W. Brother Arnold. M.W. Brother D. Robert Downey and R.W. Brother Blair C. Mayford presented M.W. Brother Arnold with a Gold Service Award from the York Rite College. ANNOUNCEMENT M.W. Brother Arnold asked M.W. Brother Earl K. Dille to come to the East. M.W. Brother Dille, Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Missouri for the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, brought greetings from the five Scottish Rite Valleys in Missouri and reported that all of the Valleys had participated in flood relief, in particular the Valley of St. Louis with over $20,000. Also, the Supreme Council had donated $65,000 to the Scottish Rite Foundation in Missouri for flood relief. M.W. Brother Dille stated that he had directed these funds to be given to the Sal"vation Army for distribution to flood victims. PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTION FOR ACTION ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE 172ND ANNUAL COMMUNICATION By Grand Secretary 'Thrry C. Alexander This proposal came under Section 35.010 of the By-Laws. It was read on Monday and referred to the Jurisprudence Committee to be read on


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'fuesday and required a two-thirds vote by the Grand Lodge for adoption. (This resolution and the decisions of the Grand Lodge are found in that part of the Jurisprudence Report presented on 'fuesday.)

REPORT OF THE JURISPRUDENCE COMMlTTEE To the Grand Lodge A.R & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

Your committee on Jurisprudence respectfully reports as follows: M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider moved that the Grand Lodge accept the Grand Master's Remarks in lieu of a formal written address and that in view of the Grand Master's disabilities which incapacitated him for a sustained period of time prior to his recent miraculous recovery by the grace of a beneficent and loving God, the statuary requirements otherwise applicable to the filing of a written address as set forth in Section 2.010 (j) of the Grand Lodge By-Laws shall be waived by the Grand Lodge. The motion was seconded and by unanimous vote of the Grand Lodge APPROVED. DISPENSATIONS We have examined the dispensations issued by order of the Grand Master as set forth in the report of the Grand Secretary and we approve the same as within the discretion of the Grand Master. CONSENTS AND PERMISSION We have examined the consents and permissions pertaining to the activities and operations of subordinate lodges granted by the Grand Master as set forth in the Report of the Grand Secretary and we approve the same as within the discretion of the Grand Master. DECISIONS We have examined the decisions of questions of Masonic law as set forth in the Grand Master's Address and we approve the same as within the discretion of the Grand Master. M.W. Brother Schneider, Chairman, moved that this portion of the Committee's Report be approved and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge, this portion of the Report was APPROVED. M.W. Brother Schneider stated that the Jurisprudence Committee had examined the supplemental report of the Deputy Grand Master as to actions taken by him during the disability of the Grand Master, commencing on May 13, 1993, and that they approved the same as within the discretion of the Deputy Grand Master. M.W. Brother Schneider moved that the Report of the Deputy Grand Master be approved and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge APPROVED.


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PROPOSED BY-LAW AMENDMENTS: 1. Proposal to repeal Section 2.170 of the By-Laws and to substitute in lieu thereof a new Section 2.170 to provide as follows:

PROPOSAL TO ADD TO SECTION 2.170 OF GRAND LODGE BY-LAWS. RESOLVED -- That Section 2.170 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws be repealed and a new Section 2.170 be adopted as follows: SECTION 2.170

-- RETIREMENT AND PENSIONS

(a) After serving for not less than 120 months as Grand Secretary) he may at his option retire from office on or before October first next after he shall have attained 62 years of age) and receive the retirement pension herein after provided. (b) No Grand Secretary may continue to serve as such following the first day of October next after attaining the age of 68 years. (c) Any Grand Secretary who retires under this section shall receive an annual pension) payable monthly) equivalent to the number of years of his service multiplied by 2 1/2 percent of his annual salary for the five complete fiscal years immediately preceding his retirement) but not more than 50 percent of his annual salary at time of his retirement. (d) No retirement shall be paid to such officer who retires prior to becoming 62 years of age or with less than 120 months of service. (e) Neither the adoption nor any amendment of this section shall give any person) or persons, any vested right. The right is reserved to amend, modify or repeal this section for any or no reason at all; but once a person has retired under it, the Grand Lodge may not deny or reduce the amount to which he is entitled hereunder. All payments hereunder will be for services rendered before retirement. Purpose: To delete from the existing section all references to the pension for the Grand Lecturer.

The effect of this proposal is to delete from the existing section all references to the position of Grand Lecturer. Thus upon the adoption of the proposed new section there would be no provision for a retirement program or pension for the Grand Lecturer. This proposed change would not have any effect upon the vested rights of any retired Grand Lecturer. The Jurisprudence Committee made no recommendation for or against adoption of the proposed change but found it to be in proper order. M.W. Brother Schneider stated that the Grand Lodge Officers had given their unanimous support for this proposal. M.W. Brother Schneider moved for the adoption of the amendqlent. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge ADOPTED. 2. Proposal to amend ARTICLE II, Section 7.060 of the Grand Lodge ByLaws.


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Add the following paragraph to the existing Section 7.060: A STATED COMMUNICATION requires subordinate lodges to open on all three (3) degrees) with a quorum of not less than seven (7) Master Masons qualified to vote therein. The TIler shall 'be counted in the quorum if he is a member of the lodge. Statement ofPurpose:

Nowhere in our current Constitution and By-Laws does such a By-Law exist in ~ . Up until now, it has been more-or-Iess an unwritten ByLaw, resulting in confusion in some lodges. In the judgment of the Jurisprudence Committee, if the proposed change were made there would be a potential conflict with Section 7.100 so that a modification would also be required as to that section of the ByLaw. It is the further belief of the Jurisprudence Committee that the proposal invades the area of ritualistic practice. Therefore on the basis of the proposal as set forth the JUrisprudence Committee opposed the adoption of this proposal as written. After consultation with the original proponents, an agreement was reached to support a substitute as follows:

PROPOSAL TO AMEND ARTICLE II, SECTION 7.060 Add the following paragraph to the existing Section 7.060: A STATED COMMUNICATION requires subordinate lodges to open on all three (3) degrees) with a quorum of not less than seven (7) Master Masons qualified to vote therein. A motion was made from the floor for the adoption of the substitute motion. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge DEFEATED. 3. Proposal to amend Section 15.020, first paragraph, to provide as follows: SECTION 15.020. SAME (1ST PARAGRAPH).

The first section of the first and second degrees, and the first and second sections of the third degree may, at the option of each subordinate lodge, be conferred on more than one candidate at the same time. Any subordinate lodge may exercise the said option pursuant to a majority vote of members present at a stated meeting, if notice of intention to vote on the matter shall have been given to the members in accordance with lodge custom. In conferring the third degree, the first and second sections of the degree must be without any break in their continuity. Each degree must be conferred in its entirety at the same communication. Statement of Purpose:

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for Degrees to remain current in their degree work. This amendment is not intended to generate a "class" concept of degree conferrals, but is intended - for those lodges wanting to utilize it - to provide the very best possible degree work for a growing number of candidates, with a decreasing number of degree workers.

It is the understanding of the Jurisprudence Committee that in the second sentence of the proposed new language it was intended that in lieu of the last five words ("in accordance with lodge custom") that the sentence should have ended with the words "as required by Grand Lodge law." It is the further understanding of the Jurisprudence Committee that the said proposal was to become effective immediately after the Grand Lodge Communication to be held in 1994. Therefore, the Jurisprudence Committee's study of the proposal was based upon the said modifications. The Jurisprudence Committee made no recommendation or approval for the solution but. found it to be in proper form. Subject to the aforementioned modification of the second sentence and with the understanding that the proposal would be effective immediately after the Grand Lodge Annual Communication of 1994 M.W. Brother Schneider moved the adoption of this proposal. Mter much discussion and the defeat of proposed substitute proposals a motion was made to table this proposed amendment and the proposal to repeal Section 15.025 for possible action at the 173rd Annual Communication. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge TABLED. 4. Proposal to delete Section 15.025 in its entirety. Now Reads: The lecture and charge of a degree shall, whenever practicable, be given at the same communication in which the degree is conferred. If a lecturer is not available, the lecture and charge should be given as soon as possible but in no event maya proficiency examination to be given before receiving the lecture and charge of that degree. SHALL BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: The entire Section shall be deleted in its entirety. Tabled by vote of Grand Lodge in relation to the preceding Amendment.

M.W. Brother Schneider stated that the Report of the Jurisprudence Committee would be continued on 'fuesday, September 28, 1993.

REPORT ON ELECTION OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS R.W. Brother Quesenberry presented the Report on the Election of Grand Lodge Officers for the year 1993-1994.


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M.W. Grand Master Arnold announced the election of R.W. Brother Dale C. Motter to the Office of Grand Master. R.W. Brother Motter expressed appreciation of the confidence of the brethren. He accepted the election and pledged to perform the duties of the station to the best of his knowledge and ability. For the Office of Deputy Grand Master Gordon E. Hopkins Scattered

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M.W. Grand Master Arnold announced the election of R.W. Brother Donald E. Scott to the Office of Junior Grand Warden. RW. Brother Scott accepted the election. For the Office of Grand Treasurer: W. Marion Luna Scattered

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF TIME AND PLACE R.W Brother Dale C. Motter announced that the 173rdAnnual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri will be held in Columbia, Missouri on September 26 and 27, 1994 at the Holiday Inn - Exe,cutive Center Hotel. INTRODUCTION OF GRAND LINE APPOINTEE R.W. Brother Dale C. Motter introduced R.W. Brother Freddie D. Adams of Marshall, Missouri as his appointment to the advancing Line of Grand Lodge Officers. CALL FROM LABOR The Grand Lodge was called from Labor at 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 a.m. on 'fuesday morning, September 28, 1993. R. W. Grand Chaplain Elmer E. Revelle offered prayer. The group panoramic picture of Grand Lodge Officers and those in attendance at the 172nd Annual Communication was taken by the north wall of the Expo Center of the Holiday Inn - Executive Center. ANNUAL COMMUNICATION OF THE MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH WINDSOR IV - HOLIDAY INN - EXECUTIVE CENTER - 4:15 P.M. GRAND LODGE DINNER Expo Center - 7:00 p.m. M.W. Grand Master Frank Ames Arnold welcomed all those in attendance and then introduced the Grand Lodge Officers and their ladies (Each Grand Lodge Officer and his lady entered the banquet room as introduced). R.W. Brother Ronald E. Wood provided the table grace. M.W. Arnold introduced the entertainment for the evening - Central Methodist College Singers. M.W. Brother Arnold announced that Charity Lodge No. 331 in the 9th Masonic District and Plato Lodge No. 469 in the 46 Masonic District tied in winning the trophy for their projects for Masonic Service Month in May 1993. R.W. Brother Dale C. Motter introduced R.W. Brother Freddie D. Adams of Marshall, Missouri as the latest appointment to the Advancing Line of Grand Lodge Officers. M.W. Brother Arnold presented the Truman Award for 1993 to R.W. Brother A. Duane Eiserman of Branson Lodge No. 587. M.W. Brother Arnold presented the "Ten Year Achievement Award" certificates to representatives of the following lodges: Censer Lodge No. 172, Progress Lodge No. 657, and West Gate Lodge No. 445. Grand Lodge Achievement Award Medallions were presented to representatives of Honor Lodges by M.W. Brother Arnold and the Masonic Education Committee. The benediction closing the Grand Lodge Dinner was given by R.W. Brother Ronald E. Wood, Jr.


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Tuesday Morning ORGAN SELECTIONS, JACK STOITLEMYRE CALL TO LABOR The Grand Lodge was called to Labor at 9:00 a.m. on Theday morning, September 28, 1993. R.W. Grand Chaplain Allen L. Vancil offered prayer.

INTRODUCTIONS M.W. Brother Frank Ames Arnold had Grand Secretaries and Past Grand Secretaries from other jurisdictions rise for recognition. They were M.W. Brother Tom Eggleston, Past Grand Secretary and Past Grand Master of Iowa, R.W. Brother Paul Wieck, Grand Secretary of Iowa and RW. Albert O. Arnold, Past Grand Secretary of Kansas. M.W. Brother Arnold asked Grand Masters from other jurisdictions to come to the East for any remarks they might wish to give. They were M.W. Brother W. Don Baugher of Michigan, M.W. Brother Donald L. Pohlman of Nebraska, M.W. Brother William J. Brown of Kansas, M.W. Brother Robert F. Henderson of Tennessee and M.W. Brother Jerrold R Anderson of Iowa.

ANNOUNCEMENTS M.W. Brother Arnold announced to the Brethren that Plato Lodge No. 469 in Plato, Mo., and Charity Lodge No. 331 in St. Joseph, Mo., had tied in winning the trophy for the best project for Masonic Service Month in 1993. M.W. Arnold announced that he had awarded the Truman Medal for 1993 to R.W. Brother A. Duane Eiserman of Branson Lodge No. 587.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

The Committee on the Grand Master's Address, consisting of all Past Grand Masters present at this 172nd Annual Communication, have carefully considered the Remarks of Grand Master Frank Ames Arnold and submits the following report as required by Section 5.030 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws. The Committee was delighted to hear Grand Master Arnold present his remarks to this Annual Communication. We were all concerned for the Grand Master upon receipt of the news of his accident on May 13 of this year. Assisted by the prayers of many, Grand Master Arnold made a miraculous recovery and we wish him a continuing and speedy return to good health. We commend Deputy Grand Master Dale C. Motter and the Grand Lodge Officers for the actions they took to maintain the Grand Master's


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prerogatives, powers and duties during the period of his incapacitation. The Committee approves the Remarks of the Grand Master and the Deputy Grand Master's printed Supplement. Fraternally submitted: D. ROBERT DOWNEY, Chairman VER..~ H. SCHNEIDER P. VINCENT KINKEAD DANIEL F. COLE ROBERT D. JENKINS THOMAS K. McGUIRE, JR. EARL K. DILLE BRUCE H. HUNT J. MORGAN DONNELSON

WILLIAM H CHAPMAN WALTER L. WALKER LEWIS C. WES COOK JAMES A. NOLAND J.C. MONTGOMERY, JR. J. EDWARD BLINN WILLIAM J. HILL FIELDING A. POE

M.W. Brother D. Robert Downey moved that the Report of the Committee on the Grand Master's Address be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge ACCEPTED.

REPORT OF COMMITTEES M.W. Grand Master Arnold stated that the booklets containing the preprinted reports of the Standing and Special Committees had been distributed on Monday, September 27, 1993. Grand Master Arnold asked that Committee Chairmen come forth with any Supplemental reports that they might have. The pre-printed reports are as follows:

STANDING COMMITTEES REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES To the Grand Lodge A.F. &. AM. ofMissouri:

BRETHREN: The above entitled Committee hereby respectfully reports to the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Missouri that it has had no appeals presented to it during this entire year. The only matters referred to our Committee were matters of reinstatement of several Brethren which were handled in a routine manner. In accordance with the Grand Master's ruling following Section 7.250.1962-14,135 the Committee recommends the reinstatement to membership of Norman E. Smith, John Collins and. Ralph Ferril George. These members were suspended for non-payment of dues by Putnam Lodge No. 190 of Newtown, Missouri. Said Lodge surrendered its charter on September 22, 1992. The Committee moves, with the acceptance of this report, that the aforementioned members be reinstated to membership and issued a certificate of membership by the Grand Secretary per Section 7.250.


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Fraternally submitted, JAMES E. BROWN ROBERT W. COCKERHAM LLOYD L. ScHAlNKER DANIEL W. IMHOF HARRy GERSHENSON, SR.,

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON mE BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD To the Grand Lodge A.R &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

The Building Supervisory Board submits herewith the decisions and actions taken this year. The Board continues to receive requests from constituent lodges, so, again, I point out that all communications to the Board should be submitted through their DDGM (see Section 4.030, paragraph (f) of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Missouri.) This will expedite communications greatly. Decisions made, or pending, by the Board for the year 1992-1993 are: 8/26/92 Approval given to Shekinah Lodges #256 to form a Temple Association 11/25/92 Approval to Stella Lodge #538 to exchange tract of land on N/S of property for land on SIS of property. 11/24/92 Approval to Butler Lodge #254 on building plans. 12/8/92 Letter of Mountain Grove Lodge #158 regarding sale of property. 11/23/92 Approved Dedication & Occupancy of building to Christian Lodge #392. 3/2/93 Approved Renewal & Changes of Articles of Agreement for Masonic Temple Ass'n. for Corinthian Lodge #265, 5/20/93 Approval given Jackson Lodge #82 Repair Building. 6/21/93 Approval given to Granby Lodge #514 to accept land to build on. 6/21/93 Approval to Dexter Lodge #532 to sell 15' strip ofland. 7/16/93 Approval given to St. Charles Temple Ass'n. (Palestine Lodge #241, et aD to construct new building. Fraternally submitted, MELVIN E. BURNETT BRUCE L. SMITH DAVID A. WATSON, Chairman

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BY-LAWS To the Grand Lodge AF. &. AM. ofMissouri:

BRETHREN: The following is the report of the Committee on By-Laws: Your committee prepared and distributed, as required by law, the cumulative annual Pocket Part for use in 1992-1993, with the Constitution and By-Laws' - 1958, as published in 1977. The computer readable version of the Constitution and By-Laws has been prepared and the Committee continues to work on the general revision of the Constitution and By-Laws. We continue to welcome all members of the Grand Lodge to point out any errors found in the Pocket Part. We thank the Grand Lodge for permitting us to continue to be of service. Fraternally submitted, RONALD M. BELT J. MORGAN DONELSON, P.G.M. WILLIAM H CHAPMAN, P.G.M. HARRY GERSHENSON, JR., CHAIRMAN REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CHARTERED LODGES To the Grand Lodge A.F. &. AM. ofMissouri:

BRETHREN: For many in Missouri, 1993 will be recalled as the year of the great flood. While this natural calamity left a mark on many individuals and communities, it also produced a testimonial to the practices and beliefs of many good Freemasons. Without ceremony and, in many cases, without the publicity given other organizations like the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, many Masons went quietly to work in collecting goods and donations for flood relief. The committee will be looking at ways that the commitment shown in this time of need can be brought to bear on other aspects of the work of the craft. During the past year your chairman coped with the awesome and sometimes overwhelming responsibilities of being a new lodge secretary. These duties were made all the more weighty by the standards set by my very competent predecessor. My experience here reinforces my desire that this committee complete the work we had begun some time ago on a manual for lodge secretaries. The membership of this committee has sometimes been drawn from one locale so that committee members could meet frequently for the exchange of ideas. The current membership is drawn from various parts of the juris-


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diction. This diversity of membership will allow the committee to take a broader view of the needs of all manner of chartered lodges. It has been recommended to the committee that we return to some inclusion of statistical information on lodges and members in this report. Such information had been included in past years reports. We will plan some suitable addition"s to next year's report in this area. Fraternally submitted, THOMAS O. GOOCH RICHARD A. MANSFIELD VERLE T. NAUGHTON RAYMOND R. SANDERS NEAL J. DONALDSON, Chairman

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS To the Grand Lodge A.Ii: &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

The Committee on Entertainment of Distinguished Guests haJ been privileged to serve the One Hundred Seventy Second Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri with Host and Hostess: Most Worshipful Grand Master Frank Ames Arnold and Mrs. Arnold (Ruth C.). "Distinguished Guests" refers to the representatives of other Grand Jurisdictions, the presiding officers of the appendant and adoptive and youth organizations of the Missouri Masonic Family, the Past Grand Masters and Grand Officers of our Grand Lodge, the spouses of those Sisters and Brothers, the ladies of late Past Grand Masters, family and friends of Most Worshipful Grand Master Arnold and Mrs. Arnold. It was our pleasure to extend Fraternal Courtesies and sincere Missouri Hospitality to these guests. The ladies of our committee - Mrs. Lee A. (Clarabell) Perkins, Ruth C. Arnold, Betty Jenkins, Betty Thybes, Beverly Hopkins, Paula Alexander. Marijane Motter, and Judy Parsons - were an integral part of the arrangements for the entertainment, housing, and reception of the distinguished members. A debt of gratitude is extended to the "Ladies Committee" for their tireless efforts on behalf of the Grand Lodge for coordinating, planning, and carrying out the activities for our ladies. Following the motorcar accident involving our Most Worshipful Grand Master, Frank Ames Arnold, our Deputy Master, Right Worshipful Brother Dale C. Motter and his lady, Marijane, provided the executive leadership to carry through with the plans and ideas of Most Worshipful Brother Arnold. Ruth C. Arnold was of inestimable assistance through this period. The 1992 chairman of the committee, Brother Robert G. Parsons and his lady, Judy, came on board at this time and provided invaluable service. Grateful acknowledgement goes to the Eastern Star Chapters of the Twenty-Fifth and Twenty-Sixth Districts for coordinating the General


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membership Hospitality Room and to the Second, Ninth, Twenty-Fifth, and Forty-Fifth Districts for providing the hosts and hostesses and refreshments. We trust that our brethren and their ladies have enjoyed the Hospitality Room. The services of the Holiday Inn Executive Center Staff and the past experience of the committee members has made our task an enjoyable one and we hope that this One Hundred Seventy-Second Grand Lodge and its Distinguished Guests have had a pleasurable as well as productive session. . Our sincere thank you to Most Worshipful Grand Master Frank Ames Arnold and to the First Lady of Missouri Masonry Ruth Chaney Arnold for guidance and inspiration through both the good and the difficult times of this past year. Fraternally submitted, TOM T. PERKINS, Chairman FRANK AMES ARNOLD (Ex-Officio) ROBERTJ. CREDE ROBERT D. JENKINS MARTIN B. TOYBES GoRDON E. HOPKINS TERRY C. ALEXAi\;rDER (Grand Secretary) DALE C. MOTTER (Ex-Officio) ROBERT G. PARSONS, JR.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FORMS AND CEREMONIES To the Grand Lodge A.R &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN: In reference to the attached, no business has come to the attention of the Committee on Forms and Ceremonies as of the above date. Therefore, we have no report to submit. Fraternally submitted, E. ALLEN KOHLER, Chairman FORMS & CEREMONIES COMMITTEE

REPORT OF TIlE COMMITTEE ON GRAND LODGE OFFICE BUILDING To the Grand Lodge A.R &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN: The Grand Lodge Office Building Committee, charged with the up-keep and maintenance of the building and grounds, met during the year and


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took appropriate action. One of the electric heat pump motors had to be replaced last February. Maintenance was done on the exit lights to comply with city fire code. Normal grounds maintenance is being continued such as mowing, and snow removal in parking lot. Due to unusually heavy rains, a basement leak developed in the Grand Lodge Office building. Bids were collected and let to repair the leak, and to re-do an area of the lawn on south side of building to correct this problem. The committee feels that the Grand Lodge Office building and grounds is in good overall condition for the present and near future. Fraternally submitted, ARTHUR E. SCHNEIDER, TERRY C. ALEXANDER BRENT SCOTT MATTOX H. RAy MCKENZIE

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION To the Grand Lodge A.R &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

No requests for the organizing of a Lodge Under Dispensation have been received by this Committee since the last Annual Communication of our Grand Lodge. At this time no Lodge is meeting under dispensation. Fraternally submitted, ROBERT W. HARPER EARL W.ORR D. RAY EDWARDS CHARLES H. TuRLEY LARRY F. BARRINER, Chairman

REPORT OF THE LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITfEE To the Grand LodgeA.R &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

The Long Range Planning Committee met Saturday, June 26, 1993 in Columbia at the Grand Lodge Office. One of the main objectives of the Long Range Planning Committee is to provide continuity to the various Grand Lodge programs from year to year. With this in mind, the Long Range Planning Committee reviewed and discussed many topics including: Service Month, Missouri Masonic Founda-


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tion for the Prevention of Substance Abuse, Education Committee, Public Committee, Children's Miracle Network, Masonic Scholarship Foundation, and ways of funding the above. ~elations

Fraternally submitted, Dale C. Motter Vice Chairman

REPORTOFTHEBOARDSOFRELmF To the Grand Lodge A.R &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

The committee submits the following report of the St. Louis and St. Louis County Board of Relief which is the only Board of Relief still in existence.

************ TO THE GRAND LODGE OF ANCIENT FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF MISSOURI: The St. Louis and St. Louis County Masonic Board of Relief wishes to present the following report. During the past fiscal year of 1992-93 the Board has had some activity. There have been three courtesy funerals. Also arrangements were made for a Memorial Service for a brother who was brought here for interment from Des Moines, IA. We had one distress case. It is indicated on the financial report that follows. Several wheel chairs have been loaned also, with walkers and canes. Due to the present flood conditions, it is expected we will be called on several times in the coming year. It is only hoped that in a small way we can help, aid and assist some of the unfortunate. ST. LOUIS & ST. LOUIS COUNTY MASONIC BOARD OF RELIEF STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS FROM JULY 1, 1992 TO JUNE 30, 1993 Checking: Balance alo July 1, 1992 $2,540.53 Interest 1992 & 1993 1,032.12 Disbursements: Ck. #107 Mercantile Safety Deposit Box $ 20 Ck. #108 Eugene Taylor 500 (520.00) Balance alo June 30, 1993 $3,052.65 Certificates of Deposit: Commerce Bank #1-017119123 $5587.22 2949200 Boatmen's Bank 9000.00 2604649 Boatmen's Bank 1000.00 Boatmen's Bank 2585718 1657.97


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$21,297.84

Respectfully submitted, Gerald W. Burnworth, Pres. James C. Easton, Vice,-Pres. James H. Miller, Sec'y.

************ Participation on the Board by lodges within the St. Louis and St. Louis County corporate limits has declined. Their participation will be encouraged by having the provisions of Article 23, Section 23.020 General Boards of Relief of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Grand Lodge formally called to their attention. Communicating their appointment of members to the Board will signify an affirmative vote of that lodge to participate in the Board. The total vote of the lodges will determine whether there is a majority of the lodges supporting the operation of the Board. It win also determine if there is justification for a decision to be made as to whether the St. Louis and St. Louis County Masonic Board of Relief should continue to exist. Fraternally submitted, MILLER J. GRIMES, Chairman JAMES H. DoRAN RICHARD G. THORNTON

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MASONIC EDUCATION To the Grand Lodge AF. &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

Your Committee on Masonic Education wishes to express its appreciation to everyone who has contributed to making this past year such a mccess. It is with deep regret that this Committee reports the death of one of its very vital and important members, Right Worshipful Brother Thomas H. McCully. Mter succumbing to cancer, 'Ibm was laid to rest in his home town of Sedalia with many Masonic friends in attendance. This Committee sadly misses him. A large, part of our efforts this year resulted in the production of a Video Program which featured Brother John J. Robinson, a noted Masonic Author. The Program was sent to the Master of every Missouri Lodge. The goal of the Program was to assist those Brethren, their ladies, and young people who could have been affected by the negative criticism that was


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being directed at our Fraternity. Numerous Jurisdictions across the United States have contacted us for copies of this Program. Two committee members attended the Mid-West Conference on Masonic Education. Twelve Mid Western Jurisdictions participate and exchange ideas and materials. A Video Lending Library became a reality this year. The sheet showing the Titles and Subjects and how to secure the Video is available through the Grand Secretary's Office. The Grand Lodge Achievement Award continues to be the tremendous program it was designed to be, and was awarded to a record number of lodges. The Lodge Officer's Manual and the annual update will again be available at the Grand Lodge Session, or through the Grand Secretary's Office. A flyer is being prepared to show the benefits of using the Lodge Officer's Manual. The Missouri Freemason Magazine is thriving under the talented direction of the Editor, Most Worshipful Brother John C. Montgomery, Jr. We are, however, nearing the time when the question of increasing the per capita budget should be addressed. A very modest increase would keep the Missouri Freemason Magazine in its prominent position and allow more coverage of Lodge activities and a higher level of picture reproduction. A new program is in the works that will promote lodge visitation. It evolves around "King Solomon's Passport". The Passport will enable a Brother to record the Lodge, and the Occasion, on which he visited a lodge in another Community, State or Country. It should be an interesting and enjoyable way to record "traveling" to various Lodges. It is a sincere pleasure to welcome Right Worshipful Brother Brent S. Mattox to the Education Committee. We are looking forward to working with him. Please contact any member if there is something you would like to discuss with the Education Committee. We welcome your contact. Respectfully submitted, LARRY C. REYNOLDS C. SCOTT GRANTHAM, JR. RONALD D. MILLER CHRISS GREEN, JR. BRENT S. MATTOX

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RELIEF AND CHARITY To the Grand Lodge A.R &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

The Committee on Relief and Charity is composed of three members of the Masonic Home of Missouri Board of Directors. The committee is appointed under Section 5.090 of the By Laws of the Grand Lodge by the Grand Master and meets monthly at the same location as that of the Masonic Home Board or at the call of the Chairman to consider requests properly submitted to it by a subordinate Lodge for financial assistance and relief to worthy eligible cases. The Grand Lodge at its last Annual Communication in Columbia, Missouri on October 5 and 6, 1992 budgeted $15,000.00 for the work of the committee and $10,000.00 was appropriated and forwarded to the committee during the year. Following is the report of the financial activities of the Committee from July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993, inclusive. Blackwell Lodge No. 535, A.F. & A.M DeSoto Lodge No. 119, A.F. & A.M Forest Park Lodge No. 578, A.F. & A.M Granby Lodge No. 514, A.F. & A.M Mountain View Lodge No. 637, A.F. & A.M York Lodge No. 563, A.F. & A.M

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Balance in the Bank July 1, 1992 Received from Grand Lodge Interest received on account Total Income

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REPORT OF THE COMMITrEE ON RITUAL

To the Grand Lodge AR &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

The Ritual Committee of Missouri met at the Grand Lodge office on the 5th of June and the following is a report of their activities: There were present at the meeting the following members, R.W. Bro. Elmer D. Copeland, M.W. Bro J. Edward Blinn, R.W. Bro. Jimmie Moreland, R.W. Bro. Dennis Hammack, R.W. Bro. Robert Stewart. Decisions were rendered on the following ritual matters: The raps given by the Wardens and Master during the first section of each degree are as follows: The raps occur in front of the station, one rap occurs on the candidate, two raps - Sr. Deacon and candidate, three raps Sr. ,Deacon, space between Sr. Deacon and candidate, and candidate. Move of the Senior Deacon at the head of the grave in the second section of the Third Degree after the Junior Steward disposes of the spring of Acacia. The Sr. Deacon and Jr. Steward angled toward the Sr. Steward until the Jr. Steward returns after disposing of the sprig, he faces North on his return, the Sr. Deacon faces South on his return. The statement at the close of the Letter G in the second section of the Second Degree is correct as printed in the Cipher. The Ritual Committee advocated that every lodge officer have a Missouri Cipher. The Committee agrees that the Cipher has a few printing errors. Thay are few and are being corrected as found. The Cipher is not the authority on Ritual; the Grand Lecturer and Ritual Committee are. Rules were esta~lished for the certification of "Degree Teams". They are: 1. Obvious overall proficiency of the team members. 2. Each station or position is covered by a member of the team. 3. Lecturers should have a Proficiency Card covering the Lecture given. Not required but strongly suggested. 4. Certification should be applied for by the team's instructor to the Grand Lecturer. 5. The team should confer the entire Degree including the Lecture. 6. Certification is valid for one year. 7. The Grand Lecturer makes the certification. 8. The team may confer one first, one second and one third Degree in a lodge per year. The purpose of these teams is not to do the work of lodges, but to exemplify the work in its correct form so that the lodges are encouraged to achieve the same high level of proficiency. Regarding Proficiency cards - the D.D.G.L.'s are instructed to send the examination forms to the Grand Lodge office. The forwarding to a member of the Ritual Committee has been eliminated. The Ritual Committee approves the wording in the Cipher of the Jr. Deacon when announcing the cause of the alarm to the Master: A Brother Two Brethren Several Brethren


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Position of the rod holders for the Deacons should be as close to the right front leg of the chair as possible. Position of the Columns in the Second Section of the Second Degree, one half the distance from the West side of the altar to the West four foot line, and they divide the working floor in thirds North to South. Movement of Jr. Deacon when challenging a brother during the opening when ascertaining; step from the four foot line to in front of the brother; when leaving, turn left and return to the four foot line on the square. When Sr. Deacon has positioned the candidate at the altar for prayer in the Second Section of the Third degree, he goes to a position one step outside the four foot line in front of the Junior Warden's Station, and turns right. Communication of the password from Junior Deacon to Senior Deacon at the East side of the altar is in a whisper with the Junior Deacon facing the Senior Deacon (not mouth to ear). There were other matters discussed with decisions deferred for further study. The meeting was productive and seriously attended to by the brethren present. By skipping lunch and working until the start of the Round Robin, much ground was covered and much accomplished. Fraternally submitted ELMER" D. COPELAND, Chairman


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CERTIFICATES AND CARDS FOR RITUAL PROFICIENCY

Subdivision I . Originals 6383 Paul Edward Davis, Barnsville Lodge No. 353 6384 Truman R. Garwick, Grand路 view Lodge No. 618 6385 Herbert C. Roberts, Cache Lodge No. 416 6386 Jeffrey T. McNabb, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 6387 Glen Crawford, Albert Pike Lodge No. 219 6388 Larry D. Tindle, Clinton Lodge No. 548 6389 Donald E. Ripley, Waynesville Lodge No. 375 6390 James W. Heavin, Salem Lodge No. 225 6391 Donald L. Branson, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 6392 James C. McGruder, Neosho Lodge No. 247 6393 Steven R. Powell, Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 6394 Francis M. Clatanoff, Raytown Lodge No. 391 6395 George Hickman, Raytown Lodge No. 391 6396 James M. Kerr, Santa Fe Lodge No. 462 6397 Larry D. Young, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 6398 John C. Carsker, MagnoliaEuclid Lodge No. 626 6399 Eddie F. Fisher, Cooper Lodge No. 36 6400 Paul W. Humbard, Richmond Lodge No. 57 6401 Charles Harris, Jr., Salem Lodge No. 225 6402 Donald R. St. Clair, Phoenix Lodge No. 136 6403 Bobbie H. Cook, Harold O. Grauel Lodge No. 672 6404 James V. Wingo, Harold O. Grauel Lodge No. 672 6405 Ervin Royce Wbeeler, Rockbridge Lodge No. 435

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Fred Howard Courtney, Palestine Lodge No. 241 6407 Jerry Knowles, Rolla Lodge No. 213 6408 Steven F. Lovell, MagnoliaEuclid Lodge No. 626 6409 Troy G. Green, Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 6410 Michael L. Holloway, Harold O. Grauel Lodge No. 672 6411 Kevin J. Martin, Richland Lodge No. 385 6412 John F. Zimmerman, Harold O. Grauel Lodge No. 672 Subdivision I . First Renewal: A3056 Gerald R. Yardley, Seaman Lodge No. 126 A3057 Thomas R. King, Seaman Lodge No. 126 A3058 Edwin L. Miller, Nineveh Lodge No. 473 A3059 John L. Fowler, Fenton Lodge No. 281 A3060 William J. Sherman, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 A3061 James Bell, Palestine Lodge No. 241 A3062 Francis Kunkler, United Lodge No.5 A3063 Harold Sickels, Perseverance Lodge No. 92 A3064 Howard V. Jacobs, Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260 A3065 Larry Lambing, Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 A3066 Rick T. Hill, Mizpah Lodge No. 639 A3067 William S. Lewellen, Jr., Cambridge Lodge No. 63 A3068 John W. Yardley, Fidelity Lodge No. 339 A3069 Milo M. Burris, Barnett Lodge No. 591 A3070 Kenneth H. Hodges, Fenton Lodge No. 281


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A3071 Damon C. Schroter, Fellowshi p Lodge No. 345 A3072 Vernon C. Chalfant, eass Lodge No. 147 A3073 Kevin E. Weaver, Owensville Lodge No. 624 A3074 Norman K. Atkinson, Phoenix Lodge No. 136 A3075 John C. Overby, Jr., California Lodge No. 183 Subdivision I . Second Renewal: B1787 Larry E. Lettermali, Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 B1788 Kenneth R. Brundege, Hebron Lodge No. 354 B1789 Lyle K. Croisant, East Gate , Lodge No. 630 B1790 Robert M. Lockmiller, Solomon Lodge No. 271 B1791 Earl N. Coen, Jr., OverlandOccidental Lodge No. 623 B1792 Billy Ray French, Ray Lodge No. 223 B1793 Ted Edward Pierce, Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 B1794 David F. Guilliams, Raytown Lodge No. 391 B1795 Dennis R. Adams, Belton Lodge No. 450 B1796 Donald H. Venable, Fidelity Lodge No. 339 B1797 Luther Ray Hudson, Niveveh Lodge No. 473 B1798 James D. Smith, Dexter Lodge No. 532 BI799 Carl H. Terry, East Gate Lodge No. 630 BI800 Michael Runyon, Samaritan Lodge No. 424 BI80I Floyd T. Frommel, Mt. Zion Lodge No. 327 BI802 Bill D. Spiva, Neosho Lodge No. 247 BI803 Theodore J. Picraux, Rushville Lodge No. 238 BI804 Bobby L. Detherow, United Lodge No.5 BI805 Bardis C. Dismuke, Jr., Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209

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B1806 Randy D. Berscheid, Branson Lodge No. 587

Subdivision I . Third Renewal: C1I41 Donald L. Deaver, Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377 C1I42 William C. Snead, Belton Lodge No. 450 C1I43 Marlin F. Slagle, Nodaway Lodge No. 470 C1I44 Austin S. Hodge, Lanes Prairie Lodge No. 531 C1I45 Norman R. Morris, St. Louis Missouri Lodge No.1 C1I46 Lloyd N. Brown, Fairfax Lodge No. 483 C1I47 James W. Stigall, Richmond Lodge No. 57 C1I48 William R. Hibdon, Versailles Lodge No. 320 C1I49 William Webb Edwards, Branson Lodge No. 587 C1I50 Guy David Wheelock, '!\vilight Lodge No. 114 Subdivision I . Fourth Renewal: D795 August L. Bottom, Cambridge Lodge No. 63 D796 Fred A. McMillan, Waynesville Lodge No. 375 D797 William Larrance Roe, Joplin Lodge No. 335 D798 Keith L. Meyer, Jonesburg Lodge No. 457 D799 Kenneth W. Derryberry, Rolla Lodge No. 213 D800 Dennis L. Hammack, New Hope Lodge No. 199 D80 I Frank L. Lennaman, Lanes Prairie Lodge No. 531 D802 Paul Franklin Ollar, Composite Lodge No. 369 D803 Carlton E. Wyatt, Saline Lodge No. 226 D804 Adis Allen Branstietter, Bee Hive Lodge No. 393 D805 Dennis R. Speak, Northeast Lodge No. 643 D806 Jesse P. Matthews, Plato Lodge No. 469


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D807 Joe D. Masterson, Excelsior Lodge No. 441 D808 Ralph Bedwell, Fraternal Lodge No. 363 D809 Gregory L. Pyron, Branson Lodge No. 587 D810 Harold Richardson, Samaritan Lodge No. 424 D811 James M. Sitze, Bismark Lodge No. 41 Subdivision I • Fifth Renewal: E584 Clarence W. Wieland, Rolla Lodge No. 213 E585 James L. Shelton, Bee Hive Lodge No. 393 E586 Herald E. Schaper, Moscow Lodge No. 558 E587 R.L. Tichenor, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 E588 Benny L. Roach, Joplin Lodge No. 335 E589 Walter S. Specia, Palestine Lodge No. 241 E590 Wayne H. Branson, Overland-Occidental Lodge No. 623 E591 Kenneth L. Goad, East Gate Lodge No. 630 E592 Jules T. Browri, Saline Lodge No. 226 E593 James B. Thacker, Mizpah Lodge No. 639 E594 Harold D. Hill, Saline Lodge No. 226 E595 Robert D. Scott, Plato Lodge No. 469 E596 Carl W. Frazier, Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368 E597 Ronald G. Galemore, Sikeston Lodge No. 310 E598 Larry C. Reynolds, Henderson Lodge No. 477 E599 David R. Vogler, MagnoliaEuclid Lodge No. 626 E600 Gordon E. Hopkins, Charity Lodge No. 331 E60l Robert C. Foster, Censer Lodge No. 172

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E602 Earl G. Hays, Marceline Lodge No. 481 E603 Leo E. Endicott, Branson Lodge No. 587 Subdivision I • Sixth Renewal: F402 Conley E. DePriest, Pauldingville Lodge No. 11 F403 Donald E. Campbell, Compass Lodge No. 120 F404 Dale E. Heath, Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377 F405 Thomas F. Satterly, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 F406 Merlin L. Bowman, Summit Lodge No. 263 F407 Norval W. Lee, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 F408 Gerald Noble, Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 F409 Lawrence M. Cripps, Osage Lodge No. 303 F410 James E. Spencer, Grandview Lodge No. 618 F411 John T. Beavers, Fraternal Lodge No. 363 F412 Billie Pollard, Moberly Lodge No. 344 F413 Robert S. Alexander, Branson Lodge No. 587 Subdivision I • Seventh Renewal: 6284 Hugh Shubert, Sheffield Lodge No. 625 G285 Don E. Baker, Branson Lodge No. 587 G286 Harry J. Eckert, Friendship Lodge No. 89 G287 Harold N. Napier, Willard Lodge No. 620 G288 William L. Conley, Plato Lodge No. 469 G289 Stanton T. Brown, II, Buckner Lodge No. 501 Subdivision I • Eighth Renewal: H192 J. Edward Blinn, Webster Lodge No. 98 H193 John D. Atkins, CrestwoodAnchor Lodge No. 443


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Hl94 Charles W. Stanfill, Amsterdam Lodge No. 141 H195 Darrell Jones, Fairfax Lodge No. 483 H196 Melvin Buck, Fraternal Lodge No. 363 H197 Frank P. Lesinski, Sr., Union Lodge No. 593 H198 Charles H. Daume, Jr., Excelsior Lodge No. 441 Subdivision I . Ninth Renewal: 1134 Jackson C. Spiking, Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377 1135 Logan E. Wing, Jr., St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 1136 Russell M. Arthur, St. Francois Lodge No. 234 1137 Stanley E. Massey, Mount Hope Lodge No. 476 1138 Edward P. Hutson, Rose Hill Lodge No. 550 1139 Marvin G. Shull, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 Subdivision I . Tenth Renewal: J83 William A. Gamblian, Vandalia Lodge No. 491 Frederick H. Neal, Sikeston J84 Lodge No. 310 Clarence L. Alumbaugh, J85 Buckner Lodge No. 501 Subdivision I . Eleventh Renewal: K56, Albert H. Miller, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 K57 Sylvan A. Barton, Wellston Lodge No. 613 K58 Roy H. Rude, Howard Lodge No.4 K59 Charles M. Bates, Grandview Lodge No. 618 Subdivision I . Twelfth Renewal: Charles E. Divine, Poplar L31 Bluff Lodge No. 209 L32 James W. Brewer, Alpha Lodge No. 659 L33 Morris S. Sheeks, Progress Lodge No. 657 Frank Hazelrigg, Jr., Fulton L34

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Lodge No. 48 Charles E. Foster, Jr., Charity Lodge No. 331 Subdivision I . 13th Renewal: M11 Duane Eiserman, Branson Lodge No. 587 M12 Melvin B. Goe, Sr., Centralia Lodge No. 59 M13 Stanton T. Brown, Buckner Lodge No. 501 Subdivision I . 14th Renewal: Jesse S. Cass, Ivanhoe N6 Lodge No. 446 N7 Glenn V. Bulla, Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377 Subdivision n . Part. One • Originals 579 David J. Hathcock, Clinton Lodge No. 548 580 Christopher J. Rollins, Magnolia-Euclid Lodge No. 626 Thomas E. Ward, Keystone581 Trinity Lodge No. 243 Major Dennis Barton, 582 Saline Lodge No. 226 583 Myron O. Rhodes, Mizpah Lodge No. 639 584 Jeffrey T. McNabb, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 585 Charles H. McClain, Arnold Lodge No. 673 586 Michael R. Phillips, Carterville Lodge No. 401 587 Harold D. McFarland, Meramec Lodge No. 313 588 R.L. Tichenor, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 589 Floyd N. Andrews, Twilight Lodge No. 114 Subdivision n . Part One· First Renewal: A400 Virden L. Daugherty, Alpha Lodge No. 659 A401 Kevin E. Weaver, Owensville Lodge No. 624 A402 William J. Sherman, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 A403 Frank D. Whiting, Galena L35


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Lodge No. 515 Subdivision n -Part One Second Renewal: B279 Donald G. Ferrell, Blackwell Lodge No. 535 B280 Elmer D. Copeland, Freedom Lodge No. 636 B281 Robert O. Smith, East Gate Lodge No. 630 B282 Merrain M. Batey, Joachim Lodge No. 164 B283 William R. Feltner, Berkeley Lodge No. 667 B284 Gregory L. Pyron, Branson Lodge No. 587 B285 Dan E. Ream, Mansfield Lodge No. 543 B286 John E. Russow, Carthage Lodge No. 197 Subdivision n -Part One Third Renewal: C213 Adis A. Branstietter, Bee Hive Lodge No. 393 C214 Bob R. O'Dell, Friendship Lodge No. 89 C215 William C. Snead, Belton Lodge No. 450 C216 Dennis Hammack, New Hope Lodge No. 199 C217 Benny L. Roach, Joplin Lodge No. 335 C218 John Schafer, Salem Lodge No; 225 Subdivision n -Part One Fourth Renewal: D161 Charles L. Dawson, Sikeston Lodge No. 310 D162 Charles W. Leach, Forest Park Lodge No. 578 D163 George Hickman, Raytown Lodge No. 391 D164 Wayne H. Branson, Overland-Occidental Lodge No. 623 D165 James B. Thacker, Mizpah Lodge No. 639 D166 Duane Eiserman, Branson Lodge No. 587 D167 John Sloan, Branson Lodge

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No. 587 D168 Dennis R. Speak, Northeast Lodge No. 643 D169 Donald E. Campbell, Cornpass Lodge No. 120 Subdivision II - Part One Fifth Renewal: E123 David R. Vogler, MagnoliaEuclid Lodge No. 626 E124 Robert Weikal, Sedalia Lodge No. 236 Subdivision II - Part One- Sixth Renewal: F83 Melvin J. Sanders, Marlborough Lodge No. 569 Subdivision II - Part One Seventh Renewal: G54 Albert H. Miller, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 G55 Jimmie L. Moreland, Neosho Lodge No. 247 G56 Hugh E. Shubert, Sheffield Lodge No. 625 G57 Harold N. Napier, Willard Lodge No. 620 Subdivision II - Part One Eighth Renewal: H35 Charles M. Benedict, Wellsoon Lodge No. 613 H36 Russell Arthur, St. Francois Lodge No. 234 H37 Frank ~ Lesinski, Sr., Union Lodge No. 593 Subdivision II • Part One· Tenth Renewal: Sylvan A. Barton, Wellston J12 Lodge No. 613 Subdivision II • Part Two . Originals: 534 Nicholas Steinmetz, Florissant Lodge No. 668 535 Melvin L. Hall, Pollock Lodge No. 349 John C. Caraker, Magnolia.., 536 Euclid Lodge No. 626 537 Christopher J. Rollins, Magnolia-Euclid Lodge No. 626 538 Michael R. Phillips, Carter-


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ville Lodge No. 401 Gary E. Crippen, East Gate Lodge No. 630 540 Harold D. McFarland, Meramec Lodge No. 313 Subdivision II· Part Two· First Renewal: A367 Richard W. Goff, America Good Hope Lodge No. 218 A368 Francis M. Kunkler, United Lodge No.5 A369 Robert M. Lockmiller, Solomon Lodge No. 271 A370 Kevin E. Weaver, Owensville Lodge No. 624 A371 Robert E. Plummer, St. Louis Missouri Lodge No.1 A372 Michael D. Runyon, Samaritan Lodge No. 424 Subdivision II . Part Two . Second Renewal: B263 Donald E. Campbell, Compass Lodge No. 120 B264 Robert O. Smith, East Gate Lodge No. 630 B265 Dan E. Ream, Mansfield Lodge No. 543 B266 John E. Russow, Carthage Lodge No. 197 Subdivision II . Part Two Third Renewal: C195 John L. Schafer, Salem Lodge No. 225 C196 Dennis L. Hammack, New Hope Lodge No. 199 C197 George Hickman, Raytown Lodge No. 391 C198 Walter E. Nichols, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 C199 William C. Snead, Belton Lodge No. 450 Subdivision II - Part Two Fourth Renewal: D151 Dennis R. Speak, Northeast Lodge No. 643 D152 Cleo E. Tapscott, East Gate Lodge No. 630 D153 Kenneth L. Goad, East Gate Lodge No. 630 539

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Subdivision II . Part Two . Fifth Renewal: E119 Thomas Satterly, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 E120 Charles H. Daume, Excelsior Lodge No. 441 E121 Gayford W. Haynes, Fenton Lodge No. 281 E122 Randall J. Jones, Mt. Olive Lodge No. 439 Subdivision II . Part Two • Sixth Renewal: F81 Hugh Ed Shubert, Sheffield Lodge No. 625 Subdivision II· Part Two· Sev· enth Renewal: G53 Albert H. Miller, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 G54 Harold N. Napier, Friend Lodge No. 352 Subdivision II· Part Two Eighth Renewal: H34 Russell Arthur, St. Francois Lodge No. 234 H35 Frank Lesinski, Sr., Union Lodge No. 593 Subdivision II . Part Two . Tenth Renewal: 313 Sylvan A. Barton, Salem Lodge No. 225 Subdivision II - Part Three Originals: 534 Charles O. Bridges, Amsterdam Lodge No. 141 535 Thomas F. Satterly, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 536 John Kosman, Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 537 Harold D. McFarland, Meramec Lodge No. 313 538 Michael R. Phillips, Carterville Lodge No. 401 Subdivision II . Part Three . First Renewal: A362 Austin Steve Hodge, Lanes Prairie Lodge No. 531 A363 Earl N. Coen, Jr., OverlandOccidental Lodge No. 623 A364 Michael D. Runyon, SamarI


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itan Lodge No. 424 A365 Robert E. Plummer, St. Louis Missouri Lodge No.1 A366 Robert M. Lockmiller, Solomon Lodge No. 271 A367 Kevin E. Weaver, Owensville Lodge No. 624 A368 Gary L. Benskin, Solomon Lodge No. 271 Subdivision II . Part Three· Second Renewal: B270 Merrain M. Bbtey, Joachim Lodge No. 164 B271 Dan E. Ream, Mansfield Lodge No. 543 B272 John E. Russow, Carthage Lodge No. 197 Subdivision II . Part Three· Third Renewal: C206 James L. Shelton, Bee Hive Lodge No. 393 C207 John L. Schafer, Salem Lodge No. 225 C208 Joe Willhite, Joplin Lodge No. 335 C209 William C. Snead, Belton Lodge No. 450 C210 George L. Hickman, Raytown Lodge No. 391 C211 Dennis L. Hammack, New Hope Lodge No. 199 C212 Carl H. Terry, East Gate Lodge No. 630 Subdivision n . Part Three· Fourth Renewal: D165 Charles L. Dawson, Sikeston Lodge No. 310 D166 Dennis R. Speak, Northeast Lodge No. 643 Subdivision II . Part Three . Fifth Renewal: E121 Conley E. DePriest, Pauldingville Lodge No. 11 E122 John B. Sloan, Branson Lodge No. 587 Subdivision n . Part Three· Sixth Renewal: F75 Albert H. Miller, Wentzville Lodge No. 46

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Arvid E. Critchfield, Northeast Lotige No. 643 Melvin J. Sanders, MarlborF77 ough Lodge No. 569 Roger R. Adams, Criterion F78 Lodge No. 586 Robert S. Alexander, BranF79 son Lodge No. 587 Hugh E. Shubert, Sheffield F80 Lodge No. 625 Subdivision II . Part Three· Seventh Renewal: G53 Jimmie Lee Moreland, Neosho Lodge No. 247 G54 Harold N. Napier, Friend Lodge No. 352 Subdivision II . Part 3 . Eighth Renewal: H32 Marvin G. Shull, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 H33 Russell M. Arthur, St. Francois Lodge No. 234 H34 Edward P. Hutson, Rose Hill Lodge No. 550 H35 Frank P. Lesinski, Sr., Union Lodge No. 593 Subdivision II . Part Three· Ninth Renewal: Dale C. Motter, Adair Lodge 117 No. 366 Subdivision II· Part Three· Tenth Renewal: Sylvan A. Barton, Wellston 312 Lodge No. 613 Subdivision III . Originals: Billy B. Briscoe, Joachim 519 Lodge No. 164 Kenneth H. Hodges, Fenton 520 Lodge No. 281 Neal Lester Leturno, Har521 mony Lodge No. 499 George Hickman, Raytown 522 Lodge No. 391 David F. Guilliams, Ray523 town Lodge No. 391 Floyd Nolan Andrews, Twi524 light Lodge No. 114 Thomas H. McCrackin, III, 525 Valley Park Lodge No. 629 F76


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Theodore McGrath, Jr., Valley Park Lodge No. 629 527 Lawrence N. Allen, Hamilton Lodge No. 224 528 Richard R. Chapple, Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260 529 James A. Medley, Puxico Lodge No. 596 530 Irving G. Walmann, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 531 Harold D. McFarland, Meramec Lodge No. 313 532 Robert G. Robert, 'fuscan Lodge No. 360 533 Richard Sanders, George Washington Lodge No.9 534 Ronald E. Campbell, Rose Hill Lodge No. 550 535 Gerald V. Phillips, East Gate Lodge No. 630 Subdivision III . First Renewal: A247 Robert O. Smith, East Gate Lodge No. 630 A248 Durward R. Kitts, Milton Lodge No. 151 A249 Charles L. Dawson, Sikeston Lodge No. 310 A250 Kenneth R. Brundege, Hebron Lodge No. 354 A251 Lyle K. Croisant, Eastgate Lodge No. 630 A252 Howard V. Jacobs, Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260 A253 Earl N. Coen, Jr., OverlandOccidental Lodge No. 623 A254 Robert E. Plummer, St. Louis Missouri Lodge No.1 A255 Robert Lockmiller, Solomon Lodge No. 271 A256 Kevin E. Weaver, Owensville Lodge No. 624 A257 Walter E. Nichols, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 Subdivision III . Second Renewal: B136 Carl H. Terry, East Gate Lodge No. 630 B137 Wayne H. Branson, Over-

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land-Occidental Lodge No. 623 B138 Robert H. Bray, Fayette Lodge No. 47 Subdivision III . Second Renewal: B139 Norman R. Morris, St. Louis Missouri Lodge No.1 B140 George Barrios, Cleveland Lodge No.651 Subdivision III路 Third Renewal: C79 John L. Schafer, Salem Lodge No. 225 C80 Dennis Lee Hammick, New Hope Lodge No. 199 C81 Russell M. Arthur, St. Francois Lodge No. 234 C82 Carlton E. Wyatt, Saline Lodge No. 226 C83 William C. Snead, Belton Lodge No. 450 C84 Walter Shelton, Friend Lodge No. 352 C85 David R. Vogler, MagnoliaEuclid Lodge No. 626 C86 Leo Harold Pitts, Hermitage Lodge No. 288 Subdivision III . Fourth Renewal: D43 Sylvan A. Barton, Salem Lodge No. 225 D44 Albert H. Miller, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 D45 Kenneth L. Goad, Eastgate Lodge No. 630 D46 James B. Thacker, Mizpah Lodge No. 639 D47 Charles Goodman, Polar Star Lodge No. 79 D48 (Number not issued) D49 Harold N. Napier, Willard Lodge No. 620 D50 Arthur L. Reece, Cass Lodge No. 147 D51 Frank Lesinski, Sr., Union Lodge No. 593


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REPORT OF THE COMMITrEE ON YOUTH To the Grand Lodge A.F. &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

The continuation of the Grand Master's Masonic Youth Award has been the primary activity of the Grand Lo,dge Committee on Youth during this past year. The recipients again this year were all outstanding members of their respective organizations. As Chairman, I was glad to stand in for our Grand Master and present the DeMolay award to Kristopher Chilton from Crestwood, Missouri, while -our Deputy Grand Master, R.W.B. Dale C. Motter, presented the other awards to Tammy Marie Bartha, from Springfield, Missouri of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls and Melissa Onva Henry from Fenton, Missouri of the Order of Jobs Daughters. Your Grand Lodge Youth Committee urges all the members of our Grand Lodge to redouble the.ir efforts in support of our Masonic Youth. It is only through these endeavors that Masonry in Missouri and our country in general can continue to grow and prosper in the future.

Respectfully submitted, DAVID E. WILSON LIONEL J. GoEDE MELVIN MUELLER RONALD L. ZUMALT DR. JAMES J. GIBBONS,

Chairman

REPORT OF COMMITrEE ON CORRESPONDENCE To the Grand Lodge A.F. &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

MASONIC REVIEW 1993 Since being appointed Fraternal Correspondent, I have come to expect the periodic arrival of large brown envelopes from the Grand Secretary containing various Grand Lodge proceedings and other interesting Masonic publications. I read each of these publications with an eye toward locating material that I feel you, the reader of this Review, will find exciting, educational, and hopefully, in an instance or two, inspirational. Since I have begun these yearly projects, I have come more and more to appreciate the individual examples of dedication, hard work, loyalty, and flashes of pure genius exhibited by those who labor in the vineyards of our great fraternity. As I have said before, Grand Lodge Proceedings can be, due to their reason for being, rather dry reading. What I have come to enjoy is the opportunity to lift from this vast amount of material the interesting and exciting which will, hopefully, capture the interest and attention of today's busy Mason.


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As I labored on this year's Review, a rough topical outline began to appear in the mass of material I was assembling. Basically, the material fell into six fairly distinct topics; leadership responsibilities and methods, observations of leaders, positions on specific topics, ideas for improvement of the fraternity, miscellaneous topics (more interesting than earth shaking, including a few comments on Prince Hall Masonry) and what I came to think of as topics For the Good of the Order. With these thoughts in mind, we will proceed.

I found a well thought out presentation on responsibilities of Masonic leadership by Andrew F. Hirst, Worshipful Master of Saint James Lodge No. 102 of Hampton in the 1992 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire. I urge you to give particular heed to his closing sentence and follow his admonition! "What are our Masonic Responsibilities as Master of a Lodge?" Much too often we contemplate the rights and privileges our Masonic Membership confers upon us and much too seldom do we consider the Masonic duties our membership obligates us to perform. Responsibility is that relationship between one who is respected to perform a duty or task and the body imposing that task or duty. It is a positive motivating force which, if present in a person, induces him to action, and if lacking, deprives him of the capacity to understand what is expected of him by others. Which brings us to our responsibilities as Worshipful Masters of a Lodge, or preparing ourselves for the ultimate of one day being Worshipful Master of a Lodge. When do we start to accept the responsibility that we will one day be Master of a Lodge? What are the mechanics of running a successful Lodge in order to increase both attendance and potential membership? Some basic mechanics must be improved and adhered to. Improve and shorten business meetings, no one comes to the Lodge to hear the procedure of paying bills, reading communications and minutes, etc. The Master and Secretary should be prepared in advance to handle this process with dispatch. The Master should have an outline or check list to follow, so that he can conduct business in a business-like manner, talk loud so that all can hear, minimize all delays, move the meeting in an orderly fashion. As we have stated, no one is attracted to Lodge to hear bills paid, etc. It means then that they come for other reasons. Most likely for fellowship or a program. Programs should be imaginative, innovative and interesting. Programs should be planned, publicized in advance and followed through to completion. Use Grand Lodge Officers, District Officers, and members of other Masonic bodies, as well as the talent within your Lodge for programs. Allow plenty of time before and after communications for fellowship. It


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is over that cup of coffee and cookie where you gain the support you need to have a working Lodge. Other ideas for improved attendance (improve attendance leads to greater potential for new members). Have car pooling. Have a phone committee. Put enough people tc work to assure a successful program. Know your Brethren and fit them in.;o programs that they are comfortable with. Encourage Past Masters to attend Lodge, and go to them for advice; they have been there. You would be surprised how much they can help. Support your Grand Lodge Lodge Social Responsibility Promote sociability in your Lodge. Masonry is not solemn or unchallenging. Pleasure has its place. Plan visitations to other Lodges. Try a surprise visit to another Lodge when it won't upset their planned program for the evening. Have a Family Day in the summer or winter when the Brethren, their wives, children and friends can get together. Let them know they are not forgotten. Communicate With Your Brethren Give thought to your Trestleboard. Have something worthwhile to say to your Brethren with each Trestleboard and let it reflect your own personality. They should be informative and inspirational. Make your Trestleboard so enticing the Brethren will feel they either have or will miss something by not attending their communications. Plan your Trestleboard with as much importance as your communications. Remember, many Brethren are unable to attend Lodge. Everybody likes to see his name in print. Use the personal touch. Print the names of those who have made a special contribution either in time or money. Publish Masonic Birthdays, etc. Publish items of yesteryear from time to time. Use pictures of interest. Use short antidotes that have a definite value. Give prominence to the official visit of the D.D.G.M. to your Lodge. Grand Lodge communications fall into this category. You and your officers should feel a distinct obligation and duty to attend these communications, also you should use every means at your disposal to encourage the members of your Lodge to attend. Make these communications the outstanding occasions in your district. Administrative Duties of the Master 1. Take advantage of the time that is yours during the years of your progress through the chairs. If you have prepared yourself, how much more comfortable the Master's chair will seem. 2. During the time you hold office, you should never forget that you are the Master, elected by your Brethren and you are responsible to them as a Lodge, and not to any particular individual or group. . 3. Also, remember that no man sits in the East in his capacity as a private person. He is no longer himself; he is the Worshipful Master. Too


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much emphasis cannot be given to the fact that this is an office. You are the Worshipful Master, but far above you stands the Worshipful Mastership. You are not the office, only the servant of the office. 4. Study the Grand Lodge Proceedings of the preceding year. Among the many proceedings and reports you will find much to assist you in forming goals and administering the affairs of your own Lodge. 5. Plan your personal affairs and encourage your officers to do the same so that you will be able to represent your Lodge as a group at all Grand Lodge and District functions. These functions should be some of the highlights of your year as Master. 6. Support the Grand Master and his programs but carry the message of your Lodge to the Grand Lodge, you are Grand Lodge. 7. Don't become self-centered, join whenever possible with nearby Lodges, and in the activities of the Grand Lodge and District Associations. 8. Keep both Senior and Junior Wardens informed of your plans so that they can intelligently take over if need be. 9. Be prompt, plan to arrive at Lodge at least thirty minutes prior to opening. Open on time and close at a reasonable hour. 10. Insist that your Officers be prompt, and that they notify you if they are to be tardy or absent. 11. Cultivate a pride in your Lodge, have respect for it, be neat, set the example. t'2. Be relaxed and pleasant - show the Brethren you are enjoying your office and this can be contagious among the Brethren. 13. See that the communications and degree are conducted and exemplified with dignity. 14. Seek the advice of experienced Brethren, but do not forget the decision rests with you. 15. Don't be afraid to express sincere appreciation for work well done. 16. Encourage the Brethren to make free win contributions individually or in concert for our guests at the Masonic Home. 17. Welcome and accommodate all Brethren. 18. Impress on your Brethren that there is no higher degree than that of Master Mason, and Blue Lodge should not be forgotten by those who aspire in the work of other Masonic Bodies. The Meeting Is The Pay-Off 1. Check with whoever sets up the Lodge to see that everything you need is in place. 2. Shake hands with your members and visitors. 3. Begin on time. If an officer is not present, use a substitute. 4. Speak loud and clear. 5. Move immediately from one item to another. 6. When you are through with the meeting - Close! don't kill time because it is too early. 7. Plan so that there is time for fellowship. Officer Meetings Team Work is essential.


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Your year's work should be planned six to twelve months in advance. Before election, call together your proposed officers, let them know your plans and what you expect of them. At least once a month have a meeting with your officers. Keep them informed. There are three key words for every Master - PLAN, COMMUNICATE and EXECUTE. Planning Tips Don't overlook the little things. Delegate responsibility. Plan your activities carefully and completely. Remember anything worth doing is worth doing well. Recognize and encourage merit. Plan your year around two or three outstanding affairs. Use your imagination! Depart from the standard, be daring. You will never know unless you try. Exemplify the work with dignity, seriousness and correctness. As Worshipful Master you have the responsibility to see that the candidate is receiving only the very best impression from the Brethren and your Officers in the ritual work of your Lodge. Don't ever let the degrees be conferred in such a slipshod manner and with so much prompting that the candidate might exclaim, "If this is Masonry, I want no part of it." Take care to conduct yourself so that you create a good impression in the East. Extend the hand offriendship and brotherly love with sincerity. Do all in your power to attract good attendance at all degrees. LeadershipAid! The demands upon you a a leader require a knowledge of the activity engaged in, and in our case this activity is a knowledge in Masonry. Constitution of the Grand Lodge Manual of the Grand Lodge The Master's Guide Lodge By-Laws -Manual for District Officers Other sources Communicating Nothing can be accomplished by a leader who does not communicate. Communication is not just telling people, it's explaining and motivating. Communication is a two-way street. Always ask questions. Plan your work, then work your plan. Always thank everyone who helped after every activity. Brethren, know what your Masonic responsibility is and practice it always. In the same Proceedings I found an interesting paper on Com-


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munications and task management by Albert F. Burgess, Senior Warden of Horace Chase Lodge No. 72 of Penacook, New Hampshire. I have lifted his suggestions for using communications from the presentation. How should you use communication? 1. As Master, make it your business to greet each person who attends your lodge, AND during the fellowship hour after the lodge is closed, circulate and talk with an present, both members and visitors. This practice will make the men feel welcome and says more to many visitors than any wordy welcome possibly could. 2. Always remember that your lodge belongs to ALL MEMBERS. Give credit to as many people as possible and build pride in them for their part in the lodge work. This, in turn, will give them pride in the lodge. Think how much you like being praised, and share the feeling. 3. There is often a big difference between what you say and what your listeners think you are saying. Be sure to know what you want to say, and concentrate on saying it clearly and briefly. 4. At the beginning of the year, publish an abbreviated form of the programs and meetings for the whole year. This will enable your members to plan their schedules, insuring the presence of all of your officers and surely bringing higher attendance. 5. Make your 'lrestleboard dear and meaningful. It is the schedule your lodge members will post to remind them of time committments and the only way you may communicate to many of your brethren. Have something worthwhile to say to your brethren each time and include both informative and inspirational material. Make your notices enticing so that members will feel they are missing something if they fail to attend a particular meeting. Remember especially that everybody likes to see his name in print. Use the personal touch and publish groups of names regarding masonic birthdays, sickness, accomplishments, address changes, degree teams, etc. You get the idea. Use your imagination! 6. It is a good idea to give each officer, monthly in advance, your detailed schedule for the month, listing not only your own meetings, but also planned visits to other lodges. Encourage them to travel with you! You will get ideas from visiting. You will learn, in some cases, what not to do! And by showing an interest, you will encourage others to visit your lodge. 7. Notes of instruction, or notes of appreciation, or of sympathy do not come easy for some people, and they are time consuming to prepare. But cultivate the habit. It win enrich your own life, provide much needed information or pleasure or sympathy and those notes will be cherished by many who receive them. 8. In times of sickness or distress, words of comfort and/or sympathy are especially noted. It may be difficult for you to express those sentiments, but your presence and effort will carry the message. 9. Ask questions! And encourage others to do so. Often I am asked by another Mason or, perhaps, a coworker, "Can I ask a stupid question?" I always replay, "No question is stupid, except the one that is not asked." Take advantage of the knowledge of those around you, especially your


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Past Masters. They enjoy sharing! If there is any doubt ask all in the level of understanding you have when receiving information, ask questions until all doubts are removed. 10. Communication is not just telling people. It is explaining, motivating, and sharing so that a strong team feeling is developed and nurtured. Communication must be clear and you should pay close attention to feedback to ensure that what you said was that which was heard and that which was understood. Finally, I promised you a secret method of making all but the smallest tasks easy. If I can communicate it to you clearly, you will receive no more powerful piece of information today. It is "By the yard, it's hard. By the inch, it's a cinch." And what it means is the following: Many tasks you face each day seem overwhelming because you look at the totality of them; because you lose sight of your own abilities; and because you forget that any task, no matter how big, can be broken down into small pieces, each of which is doable. My first references today were to the official ritual cipher. It contains almost 45,000 words. How do I know? Because I estimated them after I had learned them all. Some of you have learned them all too! I don't know how you did it, but if you were like me, you were intimidated by even a few paragraphs. But by breaking the ritual down into sentences and learning them one by one, you can eventually build them up into their entirety. What a feeling of pride to finish such a task and to know that you are in a position to share the meaning with others that follow! And it can all be possible by realizing that, "By the yard, it's hard. By the inch, it's a cinch!" Learn this little principle and your life will be made easier. Teach it to those around you and they will benefit. And, if they work with or for you, it will benefit you too. Be reminded of how easy it is to break things down into manageable pieces every time you think of that first working tool with which you were presented, and of its twenty-four equal parts. The whole is always made up of the parts. Look for ways to communicate more clearly and reap the benefits many fold. Thank you. I lifted the following matenal from the Grand Master of Tasmania's address as it appeared in the August 1992 Half-Yearly Communications Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Tasmania. His advice is brief and to the point! We have repeatedly advised you that a proven road to success is Proper Solicitation - Good quality but not lengthy lodge meetings Enjoyable suppers - Good quality social activities which involve the families and the community/and community activities in which the lodge is seen to be active. To do these you need an active streamlined lodge management structure. Lodges which have adopted these practices are benefitting from them. Of course, not all brethren subscribe to these beliefs, while a small num-


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her, unfortunately do not really understand why Freemasonry is. Some people believe that Freemasonry is an isolated, unchanging philosophy related to the ways of life of the 1800's. Instead it is a living, dynamic way of life which can only he lived and properly practiced through intercourse . with the society around us. Your lodge can live and grow if you want it to. One or two people can turn a lodge around. Unfortunately, not all of our lodges will survive, but perhaps some of them don't deserve to. Also, perhaps we are wrong in wanting to perpetuate all of our lodges for ever. If a lodge has done its job well over a number of years, perhaps it should be replaced by another lodge, possibly in another area. What is the future of your Lodge? I particularly enjoyed reading the Inaugural address of Right Worshipful Grand Master Edward H. Fowler, Jr., Grand Master of Masons in Pennsylvania, as it appeared in the 1991 Proceedings. Although this address was given two years ago, I feel R.W. Grand Master Fowler's comments are timely. I have reproduced a portion of his address here. Good afternoon and Fraternal greetings to each of you at this Annual Grand Communication of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. As far as I can determine, we have met as an organization more consistently than the state legislature, the Congress of the United States, or for that matter, any other institution in Pennsylvania. And I suspect that you are wondering if this address by the 101st Grand Master is going to be any different than in the past. I suppose some of you may even wonder how long I'm going to speak and when we are going to break for lunch. Wen, I'm going to answer those questions as my first official act as Grand Master: My address will last about 30 minutes, after which we have a few announcements before we break for lunch; and yes, this address is going to be different. I want to talk to you today about making a difference, about setting new goals for our organization. High goals. As Dennis Waitley wrote in The Joy Of Working: "Those who aim low usually hit their target... Your goal should be just out of reach, but not out of sight." John Woodsen, the world-class basketball coach at UCLA put it this way. "Failure is not the crime. Low aim is. As many of you know, I spent all of my professional career in the tax department of the world's leading aluminum company. I'm very proud of that experience and I am prouder still to say I worked for a leading...., make that the leading aluminum company in the United States and the largest in the world. I am also extremely proud of my involvement in a premier tax organization founded in 1976 by eight innovative men. We too were motivated by a vision... by the prospects of forming a new organization that happened to fly in the face of many who said what we wanted to accomplish was not possible. But we persisted. Today that organization is world-class and among its membership includes 3,200 professionals and a majority of the Fortune 100 companies in North America. I learned a lot during those 39 years. I learned about taxes, for exam-


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pIe. You know, Will Rogers once said that the income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. Well, I learned how an organization can deal fairly and ethically with its taxes - how to pay the government exactly what you owe and in strict accordance with the law, which to you and me means not one cent more or one cent less than is due. But more than anything else, I learned what being a leader is all about. I learned what a leading corporation does. I could also compare Alcoa with other companies that were not leaders... those in the back of the pack, and I concluded that there were enormous benefits to being the leader. I learned that when an organization is called a leader by someone else, it is more important than that company or organization calling itself a leader. Our customers did the calling - they said we were the leader. As a result, their satisfaction was our principal concern. I can tell you from personal experience, if your customers or members don't say that you're great, what you say doesn't mean a thing. But when your customers or members do say you are a leader, that's a reputation you can take to the bank. So, what I'm going to be saying today s going to have a lot to do with leadership. But it's going to have a lot more to do with being a leader. Some of you may have heard of Max Depree, the chairman of Herman Miller - a world class office furnishings manufacturer. Max had his own definition ofleadership - one I hope to aspire to. Max said, "The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say Thank You. In between- the leader is a servant." I believe I can keep those three roles in inind . to define reality - to be a servant路 and thank you often and well, then the future of Freemasonry in Pennsylvania has been insured. You know, as a man who has spent his entire career in finance, it's important for me to put things into the proper columns... or in the case of taxes... in the proper boxes. You and I both know that corporations and individuals have to compute taxes once each year. They do that by determining where they stand by subtracting their expenses and deductions from their total income. What they end up with is their net worth. In effect, by computing our taxes, Uncle Sam demands we do an annual audit of ourselves. Freemasonry has also been the subject of an audit. Like you, I don't like the word. Nevertheless, when all is said and done, the facts speak for themselves. I won't bore you with all of the details of our audit, but you should know two very important things; Freemasonry in North America and Pennsylvania is in immediate need of a renewal effort which must begin today and which will result in top quality leaders presiding in our Grand Lodges and in the Symbolic Lodges throughout the land. Two, those of us who have been selected for leadership positions need to


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begin today to take decisive and positive actions based on a strategic long range plan that includes our Fraternity's objectives and which meets our current and future member's needs. Not to develop our leadership and failure to meet our member's needs would produce dire consequences. Those alternatives are not acceptable. Failure in developing leadership and overlooking member needs are exactly the circumstances that caused the downfall of the International Order of Odd Fellows. Knight of Pytheus and numerous other fraternal organizations. I especially want to point out that thanks to the efforts of those who have come before me and the great accomplishments of many in this room, Pennsylvania is not on the same track. Past Grand Master Stoner's program on public awareness, combined with the outstanding programs in many lodges, and the work of our charities, has put Freemasonry in Pennsylvania on the map. And I intend to keep it there. You will remember, I started my remarks by saying that I had worked for the leading, world-class aluminum company. Did I neglect to add that I also have been associated with the world's number one Fraternity and to one of the premier Grand Lodges in North America! Did I say that Freemasonry was the oldest Fraternity of men in the world and that we have enjoyed a history of making a difference in this country and in the world for more than 700 years? In fact, you might say that the fraternity is so widespread that, like the British Empire, the sun never sets on Freemasonry. Did I forget to add that we are 2.4 million strong in this country and will 173,000 brethren in our ranks we're the largest organization outside of state government in Pennsylvania. The audit recognized these to be among our assets. However, it also listed our liabilities or shortcomings. The audit found: We are not attracting enough young men to our Fraternity and we should; . We're not keeping all of the men we attract because in some cases they're surprised at what they find after they join, and this is wrong; We're not involving the families of our members in our Craft, and we are missing a great opportunity; We're not actively involved in all of the communities where our lodges are located and we need to be; Some lodges have become the last place a member wants to be instead of the first. And this needs to change. We say we are a great organization but we have not developed great leaders and managers to serve our lodges... but we must... and we will. Brethren, the audit of Freemasonry in North America has been completed, and I am pleased to say that the report has been presented and immediate actions are being taken. Let me share with you just a bit of what has been happening. Four years ago, a survey of American men was completed and their views and attitudes towards joining our Fraternity were identified. It was no surprise that those who were interested in joining an organi-


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zation like ours - fewer than 25% of all men over the age of 21 - wanted an organization filled with fellowship, one involved in their communities, one attractive to their family, one which provided member recognition, and one which was well led. Let me run through that again: Filled with fraternity - men wanted to be with other men in a setting like we should have in every one of our lodges. Involved in and with the community. That means with the kids in the community so lodge can become better known and the purposes of Freemasonry understood. Involved with the family. Not just a ladies night where the ladies come to the lodge and cook the meals and then clean up. But really involved with programs that are scheduled throughout the year and which involve the family not as members, but as partners. Provided member recognition. Letting a member know through our actions that he is part of a Fraternity where men can be recognized for even their most modest accomplishments. And well led. Led by men who know the importance of time. Led by men who know how to run an organization, how to plan a program, how to inspire, how to get things done, and how to meet the needs and interests of the members. Following that early survey, another survey was taken among the Brethren in the United States; Using a phone survey, researchers talked to 1,000 Masons statistically representing every Mason in this country. And when they asked how you felt about your organization, a very large percentage of you responded by saying everything was just fine. Nothing was wrong. Our lodges were all right. Our membership was all right even though it has been on a steady decline. Our programs were still all right even when there were none. They said "Nothing should change." Nothing should change? Well, I can tell you that if we listen to these Masons - 90% of whom had not been to lodge even once in the last three years - we could be in even deeper trouble. Still, a majority of the Brethren don't want to see Freemasonry change. They say what was good enough for their fathers and grandfathers is good enough for them and for the future generations. Well, it's not good enough for this Grand Master, and I'm sure that it's not good enough for you. And it wasn't good enough for a group of future-thinking Masons throughout North America who joined together to talk about changing the downhill slide of our Fraternity. Yes, I said a group of Masons in North America joined together to discuss a solution to a mutual problem. Yes, there was negative talk early on about establishing a national grand lodge, but that talk soon went away. What did emerge, however, was a commitment by this state and more than 30 Grand Jurisdictions in North America to look towards the future. 'Ib see what could be done to ensure survival and our future. I am pleased to say that Pennsylvania has been, and during my term


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will continue to be, an active participant in that renewal effort and a partner with 30 other jurisdictions in North America. So far we have had two strategic planning conferences, one at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and the other seveml months ago in Tulsa. Two additional meetings are being planned each year in the future. A Masonic Renewal Committee of North America has been formed and they are in the process of developing materials for the renewal of our Fraternity. They are in the process of developing a professional program on membership retention and development for use at the blue lodge level. This should be ready in February. You see, it is at the symbolic lodge level that the renewal process needs to begin and there it must be sustained. That is very good news as far as I can see, and very good news for Pennsylvania. We have reviewed the progress of the renewal effort and are excited about what we have seen. We believe we are on the right track. And that's good but not always good enough. As Will Rogers once said, "... even if you're on the right track you11 get run over if you just sit there." Well, Masonry in Pennsylvania is not going to just sit anywhere. We are going to undertake a similar effort in Pennsylvania. I have met with Brothers Hohenshildt, Weisser, and Ernette and we're discussing the development of a strategic blueprint for the future of Freemasonry in Pennsylvania. Each of us has ideas that are similar as well as ideas that are different. That's as it should be. We have, however, agreed on one thing. All four of us agree that in Pennsylvania, we should begin with a program ofleadership and management development. We believe this is a strategically important decision. We believe it's imperative that we bring the very best men with the very best skills in leadership and management, to the Fraternity at the local lodge level. We further agree that we must present a progmm that is available to all lodges in Pennsylvania but that we should begin where the greatest likelihood of making a real difference exists. Finally we agree, that any program on leadership and management development must be a long-term program. We each recognize, however, that in dealing with leadership we are looking for some immediate changes in the behavior and attitudes of our members. That may not be fully accomplished on a short-term basis. I believe that by this time next year, we will have developed a strategic blue print for Freemasonry in Pennsylvania and have a clearer vision of what Freemasonry must offer its members in the year 2000. We must and we will. As I was reading the 1992 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Montana, the phrase "Proposed Emergency Legislation" caught my eye. It is Most Worshipful Grand Master Gerald V. Shay's proposed solution to what to do should one find one's self sitting in lodge with a member of a Grand Lodge who is not recognized by your Grand Lodge that I find interesting.


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Brothers, each of the Worshipful Masters should have received a sheet of paper entitled {"Proposed Emergency Legislation." This legislation is not emergency in the sense that Grand Lodge is going to fold up if it doesn't pass. However, I would like to introduce this as a recommendation that we consider this legislation at this Grand Session. It has to do with unrecognized Masons and what a Mason from Montana should do if he should wind up in a recognized lodge and find that there are unrecognized Masons there. The legislation covers any unrecognized Masons; however, it comes about because of the Prince Hall situation that is developing. What do you do if you wind up in Colorado or Nebraska, Idaho, Washington, or wherever, and there is a Prince Hall Mason present? This legislation deals with that. Since all of you didn't get a copy of this, I asked the Worshipful Masters to make their delegation aware of it, and they probably will at some point. Given the confusion of the morning, you may not have gotten it done so I think I will read it and ask for a vote of this Grand Lodge to admit it as emergency legislation. The resolution reads: "Members of the Lodges in this jurisdiction residing in, visiting in, or affiliating with lodges under the Jurisdiction of a Grand Lodge recognized by the Grand Lodge of Montana may sit in those with persons recognized as Masons by those Jurisdictions, although not recognized as such by the Grand Lodge of Montana. Such Masonic intercourse with a person not recognized as a Mason by this Grand Lodge shall be limited to meetings in Lodges or Masonic Organizations under the Jurisdictions of Grand Lodges recognized by the Grand Lodge of Montana, and then only when such a person is recognized as a Mason by the Grand Lodge being visited. Members of Lodges in this Jurisdiction may not, however, visit with or affiliate with constituent Lodges of any Grand Lodge not recognized by the Grand Lodge of Montana, nor may they hold Masonic intercourse with a member of any unrecognized Grand Lodge or its constituent Lodges, except as provided herein. "Members of Lodges in this Jurisdiction shall not vouch for any member of any unrecognized Grand Lodge or its constituent Lodges to gain admission to a Lodge in this jurisdiction." I have lifted from the same Montana Grand Lodge Proceedings Most Worshipful Brother Shay's Grand Master's address. In his address he discusses three kinds of lodges he has seen in traveling across his state. I think you will find his observations quite interesting. May I welcome all of you here this morning. In writing a Grand Master's Address the concern is to cover all the necessary topics and do it in a fairly short time. Sometimes these two things don't necessarily go together. As I traveled this great state, I am both optimistic and in some cases pessimistic about the state of the craft in Montana. I found many lodges with able and energetic leaders who are working very hard to keep our fraternity a strong and viable organization and an active part of their communities. Other lodges want to further Masonry and expand its influence,


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but are not quite sure how to proceed. Still others are very content to sit back, look inward instead of outward, and reminisce about the "Good Old Days:' The first category I've mentioned is doing things -- they are doing things in the lodge, they're working in the community, they're supporting charities both Masonic and otherwise. The second category, the one where the lodge wants to do something but is not quite sure how to proceed, and perhaps doesn't have the ideas or the specific methods to put those ideas into action, to those lodges I would say the Grand Lodge and more specifically your District Officer can assist you. And if the desire to accomplish something is there - success will follow. The third category - the "sit back and talk about old times" lodge, and may I interject here that there is nothing wrong about reminiscing, but if that's all you do, your lodge needs to take a good hard look at itself and perhaps a change of attitude may be in order; you had better get busy and get some things going both inside and outside your lodge. I would like to elaborate on a couple of things that I have mentioned. First, working in the lodge. There are any number of lodges who have done degree work over the last year. Needless to say, we applaud them and hope they keep up the good work. May I say I saw this year some very well done ritual. The candidates as well as the members of the lodges had to be impressed with some of the degree work that I saw. At any rate, new members are the lifeblood of any organization. We often stress the need for quality over quantity and certainly we must keep our standard of quality intact, we cannot however use this line of thinking as an excuse for doing nothing. There are quality men on the outside of our fraternity and there is a quantity of them. We need to let those men know what we are about, then let them decide if Masonry has something in it for them. Friendship nights, non-masons night or whatever you care to call them are a great way to introduce men outside our fraternity to the basic teachings and ideals of Masonry. There is however no substitute for one-on-one contact be it with a family member, a good friend or a co-worker: the personal touch still works. Another topic we need to address is our visibility and standing in our communities. I don't suggest we become a service club, there are several of those and they do a good job. I do think there are things we can do which fit us and also help our cities and towns where we live. Support of public schools is one area which comes to mind. Another might be help our communities to remember what a great country we live in, even with the problems we have. An Americanism program involving the whole community, led by Masons, would be right up our alley. Sandstone lodge in Baker for example - talk to the people from there and see how they work their Americanism night. We will talk about it later. I have been asked, as I traveled about, if I think Masonry will disappear. There have been many fraternal groups over the years that have. My answer is: no, I don't, but my concern is that as our membership declines, there is a possibility of becoming so small in number that we as individual Masons and as an organization will not have the impact on society we could have. There is, I believe, a great potential for an organization where


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men of all nationalities, all religions, different economic situations and varying lifestyles am meet "On the Level" and converse as Brothers and Friends. Our nation and our world need the principles of Masonry. We must pass the torch on to the next generation. I'm going to steal a line from Brother Jim Reineking's address to the Grand Commandery a couple of weeks ago. In speaking about Masonry and the challenges that we face, in the text of his speech he had in big, bold letters "IT IS WORTH SAVING." We all need to remind ourselves of that as we not only work in our lodges but in our daily lives. As we have traveled and visited at lodges and at district meetings, I've spoken about some things which I think are important and I'm going to talk about them one more time. The Montana Masonic Foundation needs our support. Please keep the Foundation in mind when you are deciding on a worthy charity for memorials or perhaps just a gift. This year the Masons of Montana added $31,800 to the endowment fund bringing the total in that permanent fund to nearly $937,000. We are still short of one million dollar goal we set out some 30 years ago to reach. My Brothers, I hope we can reach that shortly. These contributions are appreciated by myself personally, and by the directors of the Foundation. They are appreciated even more by the people who are helped by the Foundation; the students who receive our scholastic scholarships, the young people who are able to attend the Drug Awareness Camps, and perhaps most of all by. the Brothers and Masonic widows who are helped with temporary financial assistance when difficulty strikes. I really hope all of you will put the Montana Masonic Foundation on your list of annual contributions. The other thing is to not forget our older Brothers who are housebound, in nursing homes or whatever their situation. They don't get out much anymore and often are forgotten by us. It is a very sad thing to feel forgotten and alone. Visit these Brothers and let them know that their lodge has not written them off and that we still care about them. For those of you who live in cities where there are Veteran's Hospitals and Homes, I would, in the strongest manner, suggest you assist your Masonic Service Association visitor in those hospitals and Vet's homes. These people, be they Masonic or not, put everything on the line for us. We should not, we must not forget them when they need our help. My Brothers, we have come to Grand Lodge to consider resolutions and recommendations to attempt to help Masonry in Montana. You mayor may not agree with the proposals, but I hope you will listen to the pros and cons and cast your vote based on knowledge and knowing what the legislation is all about. Each Grand Master, as he serves his year, hopes he will improve Masonry in some way. This year we have worked hard to make the Masons of Montana aware of and familiar with the proficiency proposal. This proposal is a considerable change from what we are used to. It is, in my opinion, a change for the better. You may disagree. All I ask is for each of you members of this Grand Lodge to give the proposal serious consideration and then vote as you see fit. My Brothers, may God bless each and every one of you. Thank you.


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Now, please indulge me this one more item from the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Montana. I found Past Grand Master Larry T. Lund's approach to change and to the 21st century stimulating. The following remarks are lifted from his Keynote Address. Most Worshipful Grand Master, Grand Lodge Officers, distinguished guests, my brothers, sisters and friends. I arrived in Billings with a shaken confidence. Last week I was visiting a friend in the hospital in Hamilton, a very dear individual and we had a very nice visit and as I was preparing to leave his room he said, "Larry, would you mind stopping by the next wing and visiting with our friend, Herb? He was just brought to the hospital yesterday and I know that he would appreciate it if you would share your comments with him." And I did visit with Herb and W~ exchanged some pleasantries and in general thoroughly enjoyed our time. And I said, "Herb, I prepared a speech for Grand Lodge, I would like to share it with you." And he said, "I would be most pleased," so I sat down with my talk and we went over it and I gave him an idea of the type of presentation I would be making to you. As I was preparing to leave I shook his hand and I said, "Herb, I hope you improve," and he said, "Past Grand Master, I hope you do tool" It is particularly pleasing to me to address a great Masonic fraternity whose membership is drawn from every culture, creed, religion and philosophy in the world. Throughout centuries, we have drawn into our midst many of the greatest leaders in society and the greatest thinkers of all time. Because of this, Freemasonry is the product of the best minds in history. What has caused us to be better men is the opportunity to learn from the finest minds in the world. Through centuries our lodges have acted as an oasis of serenity. A place for men to meet where they are called by their first name, touched and where they practice friendship, fellowship and trust -- where three words are constantly heard: ENJOY! ENJOY! ENJOY! We have a rich heritage, but I suggest to you that we start ignoring the past and start adoring the future. It is better to get ready for tomorrow before it arrives. Membership numbers will rise and fall as they have in the past and I firmly believe that masonry, if proper changes are implemented, will never become non-existent, it win never become a dinosaur. It will be needed in the future as well as in the past because God created all existence - the physical and metaphysical - and because God's laws are love and spiritual realization; and because you and I are drawn toward his great light; and because Masonry is a majestic institution inspired and directed by the Great Architect to enlighten the spiritual aspirant; and because Masonic teachings are eternal; and because eternity has no beginning, nor end: Masonry, therefore, always was and is and shall forever be. As we approach the 21st century, I have heard several people ask "What is wrong with Masonry today?" Even though I may discuss the topic with them, they may not have my total attention. However, when someone asks "What is wrong with us today?" they have my undivided attention. I don't think Freemasonry has a problem today. This fraternity has existed and must continue to exist by practicing and instituting moral,


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philosophical and religious training. Perhaps it's time to stop and ask if we the members have a problem? Do we have a problem? In this last decade of the 20th century our way of life is these United States has experienced a more tremendous change than those Masons living in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today's world requires different uses of our talents, our time and ourselves in regards to family, social changes, and professional commitments. Because of these changing requirements, either we change (Please note: I did not say Masonry change) and adapt ourselves to these changing times or we as a fraternity may, become a dinosaur. Allen Roberts in his Book, THE CRAFT AND ITS SYMBOLS said (quote) "The principles of Freemasonry are transmitted unimpaired, but the vehicle through which they are expressed changes as the years go on." (unquote) In the United States there is a constant adoption to changes. This is one of the miracles of America. Things are changing so fast today you couldn't stay wrong allof the time if your tried. The United States and organizations within its borders have experienced a lot of changes. That is what makes the system interesting. This is what keeps this country alive and offers us continued opportunity. It is not love that makes the world go around - it is change. Love just keeps it populated. We can say that people react to change in one of three ways. 1. To the timid, change is threatening because it means to them that things will probably get worse. 2. To the confident, change is encouraging because to them it means that things may get better. 3. To the enthusiastic, change is inspiring because to them it means that things will get better. A common denominator or secret of success seems to lie with the fact that the successful people and organizations have formed a habit of doing the things that the failures are not willing to do and the most prevalent of these are: 1. Change. 2. Self improvement. As we proceed in our Masonic careers and endeavors, we are frequently discouraged by the notion that we were born subject to certain dislikes peculiar only to ourselves. Dislikes with which other successful organizations appear not to be afflicted. If the successful organizations don't like to do these things, why do they do them? Well, the answer is obvious, by doing the things they don't like to do, they can accomplish the goals and objectives they wish to accomplish. The key appears to be this: successful organizations are motivated by a desire for pleasing results while the failures are influenced by a desire for pleasing methods and are inclined to be satisfied with such results as can be achieved by doing the things they like to do. Sometimes we find it much more desirable to drift lazily into a mecca of mediocrity, willing to adjust to a lower standard of membership than to adjust to change and the hard work of self improvement. It has been proven scientifically that anything living either continues to


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grow or it dies; and, along with that, the quickest rule in 'the world for learning anything is to endeavor to become educated about it. We simply cannot have a sustained interest in anything, including Mfisonry, in which we have little or no information. The more members know of our product or service, the more they will be motivated to learn and do. Most of us will agree that the members of Freemasonry forced a major change when it went from operative to speculative. There was no 3rd degree prior to 1717. Webb added and deleted, then the Webb work was accepted. Can you imagine the major discussions regarding these changes? But they were accepted! It made Masonry and the membership self-made and successful for future ages. There was a change! Remember the line from Shakespeare: "The fault, Dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves that we are underlings." That is a handy arrangement when you stop to think about it because that means if we are not satisfied with the progress Freemasonry is making, the men we need to see about it are right here in this room, the voting delegates. We don't need to complain to the Grand Master, the Grand Officers, Jurisprudence Committee or the Committee on Work. The men we need to discuss this with are right here in this room. All Masons want to improve our fraternal circumstances but are we willing to improve our fraternity with moderate and well planned change to improve the circumstances? I suggest that if we are going to maintain our fraternity in a positive manner, we must once again accentuate the positive and revitalize the weak of will whose attitude and activity seem to be characterized by the attitude that if at first you don't succeed, "to hell with it." There is one lesson that will never change - you can count on it, my friends - it is absolutely guaranteed. Something for nothing is no more possible in economics than perpetual motion is in physics. A system has never been devised that will work that way. Everything we have as members is our fraternity must be dug out of a population, taken from the community, processed, refined, polished and chafed, combined with ritual and education, then finally delivered as a member and asset of Masonry. There is simply no other source of membership wealth. There is no Grand Master and no Masonic legislature who can change that. The change you must make is your assurance that this will help. You and I as members can change our circumstances if we address solutions for "our probems." Remember, I said that I think we have the problems, not Masonry. It would seem logical and expedient that we concentrate on that which we can change. The purpose and trust toward the future is to stimulate ideas and information and respond to the challenge of continuous change. "Every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit." A positive attitude toward proper change equips a membership to see opportunity in difficulty. It is worth remembering that success is the result of attitude rather than attitude being the result of success. Success is an inside job!! Excuses cannot be used for membership


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growth. "Th develop we must grow, and to grow we must change." Without the negative effects of wrong thinking, it is our nature in America to grow. In very simple terms, the mind set of the positive thinkers, looking for positive results in change, finds the opportunity in every obstacle. This attitude is not accidental. It is, rather, the results of cause and effect. If the effects we are experiencing are not as we would have them be, then we must effectively change the first cause, our thoughts. Order and organized, well planned change is essential to success and positive member attitudes. There is an old story about people who build their houses on sand or on solid rock. Freemasonry was never built on sand. The solid rock on which we have built our fraternity is: THE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING. The first order is to be honest and sincere about the effect we are seeking and the cause which will bring that about. We cannot reap that which we do not sow by ignoring change anymore than we can sow discord in order to get harmony. There is a bright future for Masonry if we address the problems and concerns facing us today. I ask you my Brethren, to stop for a moment and imagine our fraternity in the 21st century. If we allowed it to continue on its present course without considering constructive, positive change, will we be the dinosaur on the edge of distinction sinking into that primeval ooze and muck, while our last haunting cry echoes from the hilltops. "But we have always done it that way!" Thank you my brothers. Most Worshipful Everett A Snell, Grand Master of Masons in Saskatchewan, had an interesting perspective on Masonry, service clubs, and what we may be neglecting when he gave his assessment of the Condition of Masonry in the 1992 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan. Although the committee on the condition of Masonry will present a full analytical report on the Condition of Masonry in the Jurisdiction. I 11.'lust make some comment. I frankly admit that some of our lodges suffer from lack of work, candidates, enthusiasm, vision and leadership; some are losing ground because of weak attendance and even tendencies toward disharmony. It is of little value to express excuses in explanations of changing times, competition with Service Clubs, etc. I would suggest that we are neglecting the fundamental purposes of Masonry and for many of our members the Lodge is a little more than a community club. Our Service Clubs do wonderful work and are to be commended for their efforts. Service Clubs are designed to assist materially in the field of social welfare, but Masonry is designed toward the development of character in the individual man. Service Clubs search for opportunities for service in seeking to embrace the suffering and hardships which is the result of wrong and evil in society, whereas Masonry seeks to apply its philosophy to the cause of the wrong and evil in society. I believe we do not, on the whole, devote enough energy and leadership within our lodges to the task of building Masons. 1b this end I believe we need to restore the traditional emphasis on Masonic Research and Education under the constructive leadership of the Worshipful Master.


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I cannot bring this address to an end without paying tribute to R.W. Bro. R.G. Treleaven and R.W. Bro. E.T. Sommerfeld. R.W. Bro. Treleaven served as Grand Secretary through the first eight months of my term as Grand Master, and R.W. Bro. Sommerfeld for the latter four months. Their constant cooperation and good humor was a delight to experience. We have shared many miles together. My special thanks to R.W. Bro. Treleaven, R.W. Bro. Sommerfeld, and their assistant, Mrs. Virginia Kobsar, for all the cooperation and courtesies extended to me during my tenn of office. An institution comes into being because it has something of great value to contribute to society. It exists and will continue to exist as long as it adheres to its original design and continues to make its influence for good felt in society. I believe that the tenets taught in Freemasonry are needed today more urgently than ever before in the history of man. Think for a moment of a world without Reverence, without Charity, without Truth, without Love, without Integrity, without Brotherhood. Do we need Masonry today? Yes! Indeed we do! Let us think of our personal responsibilities in translating the tenets of Freemasonry into every day life. If we can contribute towards this transition, we will perpetuate more than the institution of Masonry. We will give to posterity a priceless treasure. As Henry Ford once said, "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." Let us continue working together! I found this response by the Grand Lecturer of West Virginia to a memorandum from the Masonic Service Association in the 1988 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of West Virginia. Even though this item will be somewhat dated when you read it, it represents a well thought out position on a topic of general interest. I feel that, if one is to be a well informed member of the Craft, one must consider all sides of the issue. Brother Ferguson's arguments and his position give food for thought. They say this proposed project win "enhance the position of Freemasonry in today's society and will support Masonic renewal." Some of their innovative proposals include: selecting a professional surveying finn with a recognized standing, at an approximate cost of $100,000.00, to be collected from those organizations who rely on us to supply them with members, which is the obvious reason for this project. They will survey, "both the outside public as to its awareness and opinion of Masonry and our own members to determine what they want and expect from such a fraternity." They proclaim. "Blue Lodge Masonry is the foundation of all branches of the fraternity, and it has serious problems which need immediate attention." They include in these alleged problems, membership loss, aging membership and poor attendance. We are more aware than they that these conditions exist. Their cry for immediate attention to our membership loss and aging membership, should be set aside by them. We alone will decide when and if these issues should be addressed. Their immediate attention should be directed to the "dependent organizations" (a patronizing tenn used by them) advising their


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members to start forthwith attending our stated and special communications, thereby solving our poor attendance problem. which lays at their door. and not ours. In the same paragraph they erroneously point out. "declining morale. inadequate leadership. and a sense of loss of mission, etc:' Knowing that some Grand Masters will challenge these allegations. they state. "Grand Masters are not themselves Grand Lodges. Because of generally rapid turnover in office and because the voting power of Grand Lodge is vested in the members." This intimidating statement is true to a point. However. in some cases, in this Grand Jurisdiction. this premise is superseded by 4th landmark, which declares. "The Government of the Fraternity by a Grand Master:' The paragraph. minimizing memorization claims. "in today's learning systems, memorization is considered as out-of-date, or perhaps even quaint." They express much concern about "the candidate who is fearful of making a fool of himself. trying to prove up. in front of an audience." Reg. 23. Sec. 2. Note 31. Laws of Masonry 13th Edition states, a candidate in West Virginia must be taught and examined as to his proficiency on the W. Va. catechism. We do not permit the examination to be conducted until our candidates are ready for the task. thereby avoiding any risk of embarrassment. but affording them the satisfaction that proceeds from the consciousness of performing something that no other organization requires from its members. The paragraph dealing with penalties stated. "there seems to be a consensus that the penalties of the degrees (which all acknowledge to be purely symbolic) should be expressly stated to be such." We assume our candidates soon discover that these penalties are a significant part of our 6th landmark, "The Legend of the Third Degree:' Therefore. we see no need to clutter our workings with a superfluous explanation. Our coaches are well qualified to answer any questions our initiates may ask. This paragraph further claims, the Grand Lodge of England fears that the penalties will prompt ridicule by outsiders and have changed the text of the degrees accordingly to remove them. We wonder, if and how, they informed the outsiders of this ritualist adjustment? We are not in the least concerned about what the outsiders may think about any part of our ritual. They continue to hammer away at no solicitation. We have addressed this subject on numerous occasions. Grand Masters in this Grand Jurisdiction have more than once issued edicts forbidding this scurrilous practice. They advocate destroying the secrecy of the ballot, as another subtle method of increasing our membership for reasons which are again obvious. They also believe it will solve for them a so called problem which we neither discuss nor acknowledge in this Grand Jurisdiction. The ballot is for us, a winnowing service, that will for the most part, maintain our exclusiveness. They recommend community involvement. We addressed this subject in the year, 1918, with Reg. 24, Note 129, Laws of Masonry 13th Edition, thusly: "while brethren, as individuals. are urged to participate in worthwhile civic ventures, when they are so disposed. a lodge member does not participate in the name of the lodge, nor does a lodge participate as such:'


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Any prudent person can understand the wisdom that was responsible for this regulation. They also believe that they should formulate an adequate response to the attempts made by some, to discredit us. We firmly believe that we will receive more of this undeserved treatment from them, if we continue our efforts to make the general public more aware of our existence. Brethren, they are keenly aware of our existence and the air of mystery, that through the ages, covers us like a shroud, drawing to us the greatest and the best of men, and not the masses, which we neither want nor need. Our hecklers want a formulated response, not silence and circumspection. Our advice to our entered apprentices in the ancient charge, directing the, "not to suffer your zeal for the institution to lead you into argument with those who, through ignorance, may ridicule it," is applicable now and cannot be improved upon by any formulated response. They speak of Leadership training; we have always trained our Masonic leaders and are continuing to do so in numerous ways, not the least of which is to encourage them to converse with well informed brethren. And, most, if not all, have the Leadership ability which enables them to govern our lodges. It seems strange indeed to us that all of their suggested changes and alleged shortcomings lay within the framework of Ancient Craft Masonry. Evidently they, "the dependent organizations;' profess to be blameless. No trace or hint of change in their ranks is remotely suggested. Their survey, suggestions and changes if implemented by only a few Grand Jurisdictions, will in our opinion eventually and probably sooner than we realize, seriously affect every Grand Jurisdiction, by creating real problems for ancient Craft Masonry that no one can solve. The Masonic Service Association should not be surprised by a response of this nature; many will and should follow. We shall not timidly remain silent and permit those people to manipulate and maneuver our ancient heritage and those things thereunto pertaining that have set us apart from secular organizations that they are apparently trying to emulate and compete with. As your Grand Lecturer, I believe it is incumbent upon me to respond to their project, which we view as a frontal assault on the continuation a credibility of our ritual, which is the linchpin of Ancient Craft Masonry. After we have served as your Grand Master in 1982, we discovered, thanks to the kind offices of our Grand Secretary, that some of our conservative views and opinions were read and reported in the proceedings of the Grand Lodges of California and Missouri, along with "The Indiana Freemason." We submit to you that we do not stand alone in our determination to reject these risky, if not deadly, purposed cures. We hope that it will be illegal to disseminate their material in West Virginia. In closing, on this unpleasant subject, we justify our defense of Ancient Craft Masonry and our opposition to the self serving efforts of those who are dissatisfied with it, by remembering and adhering to that part of the ancient charge in the Master Masons Degree which state, "The ancient landmarks of the Order entrusted to your care, you are careful to preserve and never suffer them to be infringed, or countenance a deviation from the


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established usages and customs of the fraternity:' I found this recommendation, by Most Worshipful Grand Master John McWilliams Smith Jr., for dealing with a distasteful subject, in the 1991 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Maryland. It has become apparent to the Grand Master of the unwillingness of the subordinate Lodges to conduct Masonic Trials in their respective Lodges. Whether it is because of the stigma attached to this chore or just the mere fact that the Lodge officers are afraid to conduct them or do not familiarize themselves with the procedure, I do not know. With this thought in mind, it is my recommendation that a Masonic Trial Board be established to take this burden off the shoulder of the Worshipful Master and officers of the subordinate Lodges. It could be done by a resolution immediately or by amendment to the Constitution and Bylaws in November. In any case, it is long overdue. The following is a part of the report given by Brother Earl D. Leake, ChairmanlDirector Education Department as printed in the 1991 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. In a fraternity that relies on "mouth to ear" to teach its tenants, it seems only logical to advocate strong public speaking programs! We started a Speaker Development Program with the idea that we could encourage non-speakers to develop into speakers who would take part in our Lodge of Instruction Programs and fill the requests from individual Lodges for speakers. Sixteen classes of three two-hour sessions were presented. Video equipment was utilized in every class from the Cape area to Pittsfield. Over three hundred Masons took part in the Program and fifty have volunteered to accept speaking assignments in the coming year. We have expanded the number of Speakers to 120, not counting those who will develop from the Speakers Program. As a result of the success of our Speaker Development Program, we will provide the individual Lodge Officers with an updated list of Speakers who are willing to speak at the Lodges. The list will be presented at the Leadership and Management Seminars in March. This should provide an opportunity for future Masters to prepare programs of education for the entire membership. A special note of thanks for those who volunteered to assist in all phases of the Seminars. It was a very successful program. We have concentrated on improving the talks of speakers so that Masonic knowledge and Masonic activities are shared with more of our Brethren. We feel that a Mason should know what he stands for and how to involve himselfin Masonic activities. More and more, we are expressing Masonic thoughts to impress their meaning on Masonic minds. We can feel the positive results of this educational process. Our candidates are involving themselves in their Lodge activities and community projects, they are practicing the basic tenets of our profession as Masons - Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. The Lodge of Instruction Programs directed to the Officers are teaching the Lodge Officers how to plan and program. In all of our activities and programs of teaching, we emphasize that the quality of Masons in today's


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world is outstanding. In earlier times Masons were involved in their communities, were closely connected, knew each others families and accomplished much. In today's world we do more for mankind and help more people than we ever did. We are truly an outstanding body of mankind. The key to our long range success is geared to the knowledge of who we are, evidence of what we do and the understanding of what we stand for. The 1992 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut provide the following suggested guidelines for selecting Grand Lodge Officers. I found it interesting. I think you will also. SUGGESTED GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING A GRAND LODGE OFFICERS TO REPLACE THE OUTGOING GRAND MASTER 1. The Outgoing Grand Master (OGM) should solicit by mail from the permanent Grand Lodge Members in his district, their first, second and third recommendations for a replacement. (By mail, permits each permanent member to freely express himself without fear of comment by his peers.) 2. The OGM should assign a rating system to each nominee such as 5 points for a first place, 3 for a second and 1 for a third. 3. The OGM should interview the highest three nominees to ensure that if appointed, they will serve. A resume at that point will be required. (The OGM must be careful to preface the interviews with the statement that the Brother being interviewed is only a candidate and not a nominee at this point.) 4. The OGM presents all three nominees to the sitting Deputy Grand Master for his review. 5. The OGM and the sitting Deputy Grand Master review the highest three nominees with the Past Grand Master for any input. 6. The OGM and the sitting Deputy Grand Master review the highest three nominees with the present Grand Line Officers for input. 7. The sitting Deputy Grand Master may use all of the above to make his selection.

The 1991 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Western Australia contain a lengthy report on planning for the future of Freemasonry. Most Worshipful Grand Master Curnow A. Knuckey has produced a thorough planning guide. I think you will find it worthwhile reading. Brethren路 The Board of General Purposes, at its meeting held on 25th October, 1990 resolved "that approval be given for the development of a Corporate Plan and that an initial and detailed report be submitted to Grand Lodge at the April 1991 communication for endorsement." The Board then asked me if I would undertake the task of preparing the report, to which my response was that ifit was the wish of the Board that I undertake the task then I would do so. However, because it was not practicable to circulate copies of this report it is not reasonable to ask Grand Lodge to endorse the course of action I intend to take and for this reason this presentation must be regarded as being for information only,


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rather than for endorsement. The Board's decision of the 25th October was as the result of a very comprehensive report submitted by the Lands and Properties Committee. So far as that report concerned the future of Freemasonry, it was an initiative of the Committee, but the original request from the Board was for the Committee to consider and submit a report as to the future of the property at 79 Terrace Road, Perth. The Committee had not progressed very far in its deliberations when it became evident that the future of the 'rerrace Road property ought not to be considered in isolation, but that the future of all Lodge buildings in the Metropolitan area must be included. It was a fairly logical step from physical facilities to the future of the Craft generally, because consideration of physical facilities required that the level of membership and the availability of funds to be addressed as well. The Committee's initial deliberations on physical facilities, membership levels and the availability of funds inevitably led to consideration of the present "state of affairs" generally, or as the Committee expressed it "The Status of the Craft." The Committee perceived that the following major areas of concern summarized the current Status of the Craft Falling membership. The surrender of Lodge Warrants and amalgamation of Lodges is becoming more prevalent. Poor metropolitan Lodge room facilities are a predominant feature. A number of country Lodge rooms are in a similar state of disrepair. There is an inadequate funding base held by Grand Lodge for renovation and maintenance of Lodge rooms. There is mixed and diverse ownership of Lodge facilities. Generally, an insufficient finance base exists for renovation and maintenance by the private Lodges. Metropolitan facilities are under-utilized. A costly, now dated Grand Lodge facility exists in a location where the future financial implications have prompted these researches. There is a lack of understanding of the activities of the administration and operations of Grand Lodge among the membership generally. Those members of Grand Lodge who were present at the Grand Installation on the 3rd November last, and I imagine most of you were, may recall that in my address to Grand Lodge at the conclusion of the Installation ceremony, I placed emphasis upon the present "status". Reference was also made to 'breaking down the barriers" between Grand Lodge and the membership generally and my desire to ensure that the influence which Freemasonry has, and has the potential to have,. for good in the community, be maximized.


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In my address, I went on to say that we are fortunate in this Grand Lodge that we have" many young and extremely capable Brethren, who I believe would warmly welcome the opportunity of participating in the preparation and the implementation of a plan to ensure the continued prosperity of the Craft and that to the extent to which there may be a need to temper exuberance and enthusiasm with maturity and experience, we have many senior Grand Officers who were equally as concerned as to the future. It was the view of the Board of General Purposes at its meeting in October that a Corporate Plan could be produced using the skills of members of the Craft and by appointing those Brethren to working parties to deal with all those matters which the Lands and Properties Committee mentioned should be covered in a Corporate Plan, namely Management. Finances, Investment Portfolio, Charity, Property Management and Building Strategy, Corporate Image and Other Orders as well as the matters listed in "Status of the Craft." In my message as printed in the December issue of the monthly Bulletin, I stated" '.' the review of practices and procedures is an ongoing process and although review doesn't necessarily mean change, review is sometimes going to lead to change, although not in the teachings, or principles or philosophies..." It is my intention that a review of many of the practices and procedures be undertaken by the working parties at the same time as they consider the various aspects of the Corporate Plan. The working parties and very general terms of reference are as set out below, however, each working party will be required to indicate how it feels the image of Freemasonry can be improved, how it feels the decline in membership can be arrested and what changes it feels need to be effected to give the Craft greater appeal to the type of person we hope to attract. ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL To considerA mission statement, the structure of Administration, breaking down the barriers, existing practices and procedures, relationship with other Masonic Orders. FINANCE AND INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO To consider Raising funds for general building purposes, purchase of equity in existing lodge rooms, purchase and upgrading of existing lodge buildings, review of investment portfolio. CHARITY To consider Further development of Homes for the Aged, Welfare of Youth and other areas of charitable activity. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND BUILDINGS To consider Ownership of lodge buildings, rationalization, maintenance and upgrading.


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THE FUTURE OF TERRACE ROAD SITE, PERTH To consider Feasibility of developing or selling and buying or building elsewhere. INVOLVEMENT OF THE MEMBERSHIP GENERALLY The working parties will be encouraged to invite comments and suggestions from all lodges within the jurisdiction on matters with which they are dealing and other matters such as (a) Frequency of lodge meetings. Regular and rehearsal meetings on alternate months. Approximately half the lodges meeting one month and the other half on alternate months. (b) Means by which standard of ceremonial can be improved. (c) Preparation of candidates. (d) Grand Officers wearing undress regalia to private lodge meetings, as distinct from Past Master's apron. (e) The statement made by some that Freemasonry is family- divisive. CONCLUSION Brethren, I feel sure you share my concern and the concern of many others for the future of Freemasonry. If you do, then I seek your support in my endeavors to prepare and implement a Corporate Plan and to review present practices and procedures. As I said in my address to Grand Lodge in November last: I am prepared to do my utmost for the future of Freemasonry and to enable it to maximize its potential; are you prepared to do likewise? 'lb that question, I seek an answer in action, not just in words. I will report to the October 1991 Communication as to the progress which has been made. To keep up the Prince Hall thread of our reviews, I am including a part of the Report of the Committee on Foreign Relations, as related in the 1992 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of New Brunswick. The second section of this report deals with the consideration of recognition of the Most Worshipful "Prince Hall" Grand Lodge F. & A.M., Province of Ontario Grand Jurisdiction, which has existed in that province since 1856, being the second oldest Masonic Grand Lodge in Canada and possessing the same masonic principles and ideals of our Most Worshipful Grand Lodge In Canada A.F. & A.M. A brief background on "Prince Hall Masonry" begins in Boston, Massachusetts on March 6, 1775, when fifteen free black men, including one named Prince Hall, were initiated into Masonry by Masonic Lodge N. 447, a military lodge from the Grand Lodge of Ireland. Later these black Brethren united with others in the formation of the first lodge of Black Masons in America. First Mrican Lodge held regular meetings from 1777 to 1787 with Prince Hall as its first Worshipful Master, and through various stages into Mrican Grand Lodge following Ancient Custom and Usages, with Prince Hall being selected as Grand Master and upon his death it was voted to change the name to Prince Hall Grand Lodge in memory of the founder.


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That Prince Hall Freemasonry is "Regular" has been established through extensive and accurate research carried out by several sources over many years; however, such a finding is not, at the moment, universally recognized. Although primarily represented in the majority of the States of the United States of America, it has other than the Grand Lodge located in Ontario, individual lodges in British Columbia and Alberta, also, in several other countries. Recent statistics show it~s growth to 43 Grand Lodges, 4,566 Lodges and 257,252 Members. .- _. During the Conferences of our Grand and District Grand Lodges of Canada, held in the Spring of 1990 at Winnipeg, the subject or recognition of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A.M., Province of Ontario and jurisdiction, received lengthy and serious attention, with Canadian consensus targeted for the 1992 Conference. Subsequent to those meetings, a dialogue team made up of a representative of the Grand Lodge of Quebec and the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A.M., Province of Ontario and jurisdiction produced a position paper on the subject with the objective of providing some information which might be useful to our Canadian Grand Lodges to view the situation as it is and not how some uniformed Masons have described it. On August 13, 1991 a resolution was passed by the M.W.: Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A.M., Province of Ontario and jurisdiction, in order to establish a more perfect brotherhood, and agreed to accord fraternal recognition for the purposes of intervisitation to all, or any, of our nine Canadian Grand Lodges F. & A.M., which may wish to accord reciprocal fraternal recognition to the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge F. & A.M. Province of Ontario and jurisdiction. Again, at Winnipeg on March 31, 1992, the Conference of our Grand and District Grand Lodges resumed extensive discussion on this topic, concluding with the unanimous recommendation of the acceptance of Prince Hall Grand Lodges - (as approved by the Conference of Prince Hall Grand Lodges) - as being regular Masonic Grand Lodges. Accordingly, I move... The report of the External Relations Committee as recorded in the 1992 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota contained the following comments on Prince Hall Masonry. As you are well aware, The Grand Lodge of Minnesota has recognized The Prince Hall Masons of Minnesota and it's Jurisdiction the last year, as have a number of other jurisdictions. This recognition is for visitation purposes only. Subsequently to these recognitions, the Grand Master of West Virginia has issued an Edict forbidding its members from being present in a Grand Lodge that has recognized Prince Hall Masonry. This Grand Master considers Prince Hall to be Irregular and not legally constituted. The same action was taken by The Grand Master of Louisiana, but it was later unanimously withdrawn by a vote of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana. Mississippi has as well withdrawn their Edict of recognition withdrawal. The Grand Lodge of Georgia had a resolution on the floor of it's Grand Lodge Session to withdraw recognition from jurisdictions that recognize Prince Hall. It did not pass.


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The Grand Lodge of Quebec has responded to the Grand Lodge of England's stand on Prince Hall Masonry as being farsighted, as there is no universal or uniform state of recognition among Grand Lodges. They end their letter to The Grand Lodge of England as follows: "Upon occasion Masons must do what is right, because it is right, and not be intimidated by those with other less noble agendas. Now for a little "change of pace" in our review. The 1992 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota also provide us with an interesting perspective on change, and the fact that, we as well as our fraternity continue to grow older! The following is an address given by Brother Stuart W. Gang, Grand Orator, Grand Lodge of Minnesota. 1945....THE GOOD OLD DAYS! Most Worshipful Grand Master, Grand Lodge Officers, Past Grand Masters, distinguished visitors from other Grand Jurisdictions, Brethren, honored representatives of the academic community, and guests... As I look around the room, I have a hunch that a great number of us were born before the year 1945. I'd like to verify that assumption with a quick survey. We'll confine our survey to men only, not out of sex discrimination ladies... no, only out of a sense of diplomacy. Okay, let me see a show of hands. How many men were born before 1945? As expected, we are in the majority. And, do you know what we are, gentlemen? Besides being over 46 years old, maybe graying, maybe potbellied and needing glasses, we're survivors. Yes, survivors of the greatest technological advances and philosophical changes in the history of the world. Just consider the changes you and I have witnessed and lived through in the past 47 years. We were born before television, before penicillin, before polio shots, Xerox copies, contact lenses, frisbees and ballpoint pens. And that's just for starters. We were born before radar, credit cards, atomic bombs, laser beams and panty hose. You survived the introduction of dishwashers, clothes dryers, electric blankets, home air conditioners, FM radio.... and before men walked on the moon. We had other changes to adapt to. You and I, we got married first and then we lived together.1bday, that's considered somewhat quaint. In our time, closets were for hanging clothes in, not for "coming out" of. Back then, the words "Made in Japan" meant JUNK. The term "making out" referred to how well you did on a school exam and being ..gay..... it simply meant you were happy. Pizzas, McDonald's and instant coffee were unheard of. We were born at a time when there were five and ten cents stores where you actually bought things for five or ten cents. There were some very distinct advantages for those of us who were born before 1945. We got plenty more for our money. A nickel, for instance, bought us a two scoop ice cream cone at the corner drug store. For one nickel you could ride a street car, make a phone call, buy a Pepsi, or enough stamps to mail one letter and two post cards. Back then you could buy a Chevy coupe for $600.... although not everyone could afford one. A pity too, because gas was only 11 cents a gallon.


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In our day grass was mowed, it wasn't smoked. COKE was a sOft drink, not a social problem. And POT... well that was something you cooked in, or sometimes it referred to a special convenience kept under the bed. And AIDS... well, you remember aids, they were student helpers in the principal's office. Now, if some of you younger folks are thinking that we are old fogies, I hasten to point out that we did not pre-date the discovery of the difference in sexes. No, we knew about that stuff, but we were before sex changes. And we were before artificial insemination. By the way, to me that's one of the dichotomies of life today. It seems odd to me that some women become pregnant through artificial insemination and then insist upon having the child by natural childbirth. Anyway, those of us born before 1945 were before day care centers, group therapy, house husbands - or computer dating, dual careers and commuter marriages and nursing homes. We never heard of digitized laser disc music, heart bypasses and transplants, word processors... and guys wearing earrings. For us "time sharing" meant togetherness not computers or condominiums. A "chip" meant a piece of wood. Hardware MEANT hardware, and software? SOFTWARE? There was no such word in the English dictionary. As I said at the onset, we are survivors. We survived changes in technology, changes in philosophy, changes in morality, changes in our environment, even changes in the churches. But change is not always something we appreciate. It's not easy to deviate from that with which we are comfortable. The status quo... keeping things as they are... is much like Linus's blanket... it makes us feel secure. And, if we're honest with ourselves, we'll admit the older we get, the tougher it is to change. But change we do, because change we must if we are to survive. As is often said, even if you are on the right track, don't stand still. The train will run you over. And so we adapt, we bend, we compromise, we change to keep pace with the times. You must to survive, and this is true even if you're a corporation, a church, a government or political party.... even a fraternal organization. Throughout the history of the world, governments have gone down to defeat, have failed - but most failed, not from exterior forces - but from within. They failed to recognize the needs of the people and they refused to change to accommodate those needs. For a perfect example, take a look at the recent events in the Soviet Union. In years past, American Corporations manufactured products in the U.S. for consumption by Americans. What they sold overseas was looked at strictly as frosting on the balance sheet cake. But, today the story is different. If American corporations are to survive, they must adapt to the marketing changes created by the new worldwide marketplace. As the auto industry has started to learn finally, you change or you die. A few years ago an article in Time magazine said that "The central fact about mainline Protestant churches is that they are in deep trouble." And they cited these figures: "the United Church of Christ had shrunk 20% since 1965, the Presbyterian Church 25%, and the Episcopal Church 28%." Together, Time said, these groups suffered a net loss of 5.2 million souls during years when the U.S. population rose 47 million.


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More recently, Time magazine said that trend is reversing. To quote them, "Churches are changing, and those that are growing are offering something other than boring sermons and poorly executed music" unquote. But, enough about corporations and churches. Let's talk about a subject very dear to all our hearts.... Freemasonry. And let's face reality and be absolutely honest about the state of the fraternity. It too has changed. Some say that the glory days are behind us, that there is no miracle on the horizon which will return us to the tremendously successful 1950's and 60's. Probably so. Let's take a look at how the non-Masonic public views us? People think we are either dead or dying. Or worse yet, unimportant. There was a time when being a Mason put a man in touch with the right people. In my father's day, the Masonic Lodge was the key to rubbing shoulders with the decision-makers, the movers and shakers - the business and civic leaders. Everyone who was anyone was a Mason. It's still true today, but路 let's admit it - to a lesser extent. Back in 1945, being a Mason made a difference in your career. Remember the so-called "Masonic companies; firms that were filled with Masons from top to bottom. If you wanted to get ahead, you became a Mason. If you were a businessman, being a Mason gave you a network in the community. That's how your business grew and prospered. In other words, there were powerful incentives for a man to become a Mason. It conferred upon you status, prestige and influence. That's the way it was. Not today. Our sons and their friends are not as impressed. Yes, this is a dramatic and far reaching change in Masonry's status in American Society. Is there reason to despair? No. Absolutely not. Masonry still fits the times - notwithstanding the fact that we have been horribly negligent in communicating the message. As in 1945, Freemasonry has a powerful role to play. Masonry sets forth the values that make life worthwhile. Yes, times are changing. It is clear that the 1990's are a time when the public is recognizing that traditional values make a difference. There appears to be a return to the beliefs that made this country great - the family, loyalty, hard work, honor and integrity. Is this not the message of Freemasonry? Masonry gives a man a positive picture of what it means to be a man. In a time when social security, checking account and credit card numbers are more important than a man's name, this is a message that makes sense! No group, no organization gives recognition to the worth of a man's life as does Freemasonry. The Masonic Message is clear and simple: "You are important." The most incredible fact about being a Mason is that you can never, ever forget that you are one. You can forget your wedding anniversary or your wife's birthday, but you don't ever forget you are a Mason. That's impact. So, what about Freemasonry's future. The Masonic leadership of today and tomorrow faces a challenge. That of recognizing what changes must be instituted to meet the needs of the decade ahead and beyond. Our leaders must possess imagination and new ideas to move the Fraternity forward. They must be able to bring a sense of excitement to the Fraternity.


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Leadership means being able to move men's hearts, to make them proud of their Masonic membership. Leadership means being able to motivate men to action. It means getting Masons to come out of the closet and demonstrate their enthusiasm for the Fraternity. Masonic leadership requires a willingness to take bold, dramatic steps. The job today is one of marketing communications... and on a nationwide scope. Masonry needs to be out in front and highly visible. We need greater public awareness. We need to tell our story, to spread the word. We seem to think we're doing something important if we have an open house or a pancake breakfast. They're okay, but they're small potatoes. We have got to think big! We need to think blimps, not toy balloons! Great leadership means possessing a new vision for our Fraternity. Where do we want to be in the year 2010? And, how are we going to mobilize the resources so that we can make a difference? Yes, I'm bullish on Masonry, for Masonry can once again provide men with status, prestige and influen路ce. It's possible because the times are right. All we have to do is grab the opportunity. The following material is taken from remarks made by Most Worshipful Grand Master Edward W. Waldon, Grand Master of Minnesota, following the installation ceremony. He touches on traditionalism, relevance, and renewal. On a more serious note, three words -- Traditionalism, Relevance, and Renewal. Those are three words that you'll hear more of in the coming year. I think it's natural for the leadership in the Fraternity, and that's who we have in this room, at the constituent level as well as the Grand Lodge level. It's natural for us to focus almost too frequently on our probe lems and their resolution, and thus we wrestle with the matter of maintaining tradition. Maintaining our traditional stance, while trying to achieve a degree of relevance in a contributing society. Now, some say that's an impossibility. I don't agree with that because I think our forefathers in the Fraternity wrestled with that same problem. I've read some of. the proceedings from 50 and 100 years ago, and the problems of traditionalism and relevance were about the same as they are today. Traditionalism. You know the greatness of our beloved Fraternity prevails because of its stark simplicity. Its beauty, and its greatness are in the simplicity of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth, throughout the 32,000 plus strong in our Fraternity in the State of Minnesota. But we don't often enough appreciate the fact! As the poet Milton said, "They also serve who only stand and wait." We have to talk about Renewal. I am reminded of, and some of you have heard the story before, because I've told it on a number of occasions, the story about the gal in the little church, and the church was having problems. This devout parishioner was concerned about the well being, the very existence of her church as time unfolded. They had tried everything in the congregation to stabilize it and make it grow. They had oyster dinners, pancake breakfasts, they had box socials. Some of you would remember what a box social was, and if you remember it, it gives your age away. They had tried everything that they could think of to keep the congrega-


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tion going, and it continued to shrink. And as it shrunk, its problems of finances and so forth grew, kind of reminds you of something, doesn't it? As a last resort, she sat down and penned off a letter to one of the great philosophers of that day, Horace Greeley, explaining the situation in her congregation and asking this learned man what can we do? His response was by return mail, terse, two words - "Try Religion." I'm wondering if there isn't an analogy to our Fraternity here, we've tried these things and continue to try them, and we've had Open Houses, Table Lodges, we've had pancake breakfasts and oyster suppers, we've had speakers on every subject, and they're all good things. I'm not going to argue with any of them, but I'm wondering if we wouldn't be well advised on occasion to respond to that same type of charge in two words, "Try Masonry." I guess we could almost make that a theme, and often we do make that a theme in our every day lives. Because it's kind of like the preacher talking to the choir. I'm convinced that in Minnesota where we have, we count 32,000 members strong, I'm not altogether sure that we have 32,000 Masons out there. I know we have 32,000 members, but I'm not altogether sure that we have 32,000 Masons. I think we are obligated to a renewal process in that regard. Self renewal in this great Fraternity of ours must be a continuing process. So you wonder, how do we go about that. Well, nobody said it is going to be easy. How do we maintain relevance in a society of the type we have, and try to self renew in a Fraternity whose tenets are Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Tenets that are not all that popular in society, in our day and age. But don't you forget for one minute that these tenets in their stark simplicity are the very beauty and greatness of Freemasonry. To stay relevant in our society, we must change the way we do business. There is no question about that. Our forefathers changed the way they did business with the advent of the automobile and the telephone, and all of those modem things that weren't around here 100 years ago. We use them on a daily basis now without giving it a thought. We have to continue to change the way we do business in that respect. But I'll challenge you, no, I'll charge you, to be careful in the process of changing the way that we do business so that we do not change the business that we do, Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth ... Yes, Traditionalism, Relevance, and Renewal. We do this in our lives as Masons, and we must convince the members that we have out there, that they must do it in theirs. I am reminded of that every Sunday in church because in part of the liturgy the Pastor says "renew a right spirit within us." I would almost say that we could use this type of liturgical phrase in our great Fraternity. All of these have been challenges, and again designed to wrestle with the problems. While we're doing this, let us not have a day go by that we don't count our blessings: We try to accomplish so much that, falling short of our goals, we feel that we have failed. I don't think that we have. Setting goals for the mere sake of being able to achieve them, it loses the value of goal setting. They should be set far enough out there so that they test our individuals. And if they fall short, we're still satisfied, pleased with the results. Yes, we must count our blessings. And keeping in mind,


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again, I'm sure that the Grand Lodge Education Officer can tell me from where this comes in the Good Book, and it's one of the favorite phrases of mine, "Th those who much is given, much will be required." Much has been given to us a Grand Lodge Officers, as District Representatives, as Custodians, as Lodge Education Officers, and as the Masonic Family. Yes, much has been given to us, and much will be required. The Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia provides us with brief comments on their approach to written ritual as well as a happy ending to a 67 year odyssey in their 1991 Proceedings. Resolved, that the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia F.A.A.M. hereby authorizes and directs the Grand Lecturer and the Grand Lodge Committee on Work and Lectures to transcribe the ritual of the Jurisdiction in its entirety, as approved for use by the Grand Lodge, including the esoteric portion thereof into cipher. The cipher shall use English language alphabetical characters or Arabic numerals and should not exceed three characters. The cipher shall contain diagrams representing the floor work including the locations, movements, places, stations and positions required during degrees and other ritual. The cipher shall be intelligible to a brother who has attained the applicable degree. The publication shall include those parts of the ritual not deemed esoteric work in clear text, available to all Master Masons. The Grand Secretary shall publish selected sections of the cipher book as individual publications that shall be limited to the esoteric catechism of Entered Apprentices, Fellowcrafts, and Master Mason degree as approved by the Grand Lecturer and the Grand Lodge Committee on Work and Lectures. These individual publications shall be made available to a brother (if he desires) immediately following the conferral of that particular degree. Further Resolved, that a cipher in other than the English be authorized in a direct translation for those lodges that are now or may in the future, be authorized to work in the native tongue of those forming the lodge. MAKING A MASON AT SIGHT In an Occasional Lodge opened at the Takoma Lodge Hall on March 2, 1991, Grand Master Darwin A. Brock made Nathan Daniel Golden, a patient at the Veteran's Administration Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., a Mason at Sight. Sixty seven years after completing a petition from a local Lodge, having a leg amputated a few days later, and believing that this prevented him from joining the Fraternity, Brother Golden realized his lifelong desire to become a Master Mason. Brother Golden was elected to membership in Osiris-Pentalpha Lodge No. 23 just a few months prior to his 96th birthday on July 4, 1991. I ran across this poem in the 1992 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. Although I am sure it is familiar to all of you, I thought I would include it in this Review for two reasons. One, it tells a moving story of Masonry and two, I thought it a good example of the universality of Masonry. Think of it, a poem by a Past Grand Master of Masons in Colorado finds its way to a publication half way around the world and almost 100 years after it was written!


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The plainest Lodge room in the land was over Simpkins' store, Where Friendship Lodge had met each month for fifty years or more. When o'er the earth the moon full-orbed, had cast her brightest beams, The Brethren came from miles around on horseback and in teams, And O! what hearty grasp of hand, what welcome met them then, As mingling with the waiting groups they slowly mount the stair, Exchanging fragmentary news or prophecies of crop, Until they reach the Tyler's room and current topics drop, To turn their thoughts to nobler themes they cherish and adore, And which were heard on meeting night up over Simpkins' store. To city eyes, a cheerless room, long usage had defaced, The tell-tale lines oflath and beam on wall and ceiling traced. The light from oil-fed lamps was dim and yellow in its hue, The carpet once could pattern boast, through now 'twas lost to view. The al tar arid the pedestals that marked the stations three, The gate-post pillars topped with balls, the crude-earved Letter G. Where village joiner's clumsy work, with many things beside, Where beauty's lines were all effaced and ornament denied. There could be left no lingering doubt, if doubt there was before, The plainest Lodge room in the land was over Simpkins' store. While musing thus on outward form the meeting time drew near, And we had glimpsed of inner life through watchful eye and ear. When Lodge convened at gavel's sound with officers in place, We looked for strange, conglomerate work, but could no errors trace. The more we saw, the more we heard, the greater our amaze, To find those country Brethren there so skilled in Mason's ways. But greater marvels were to come before the night was through, Where unity: was not mere name, but fell on hearts like dew. Where tenets had the mind imbued, and truths rich fruitage bore, In plainest Lodge room in the land, up over Simpkins' store. To hear the record of their acts was music to the ear, We sing of deeds unwritten which on angel's scroll appear. A widow's case - four helpless ones路 Lodge funds were running low. A dozen Brethren sprang to feet and offers were not slow. Food, raiment, things of needful sort, while one gave load of wood, Another, shoes for little ones, for each gave what he could. Then spoke the last: "I haven't things like these to give - but then, Some ready money may help out" - and he laid down a ten. Were Brother cast on darkest square upon life's checkered floor, A beacon light to reach the white - was over Simpkins' store. Like scoffer who remained to pray, impressed by sight and sound, The faded carpet 'neath our feet was now like holy ground. The walls that had such a dingy look turned ~elestial blue, The ceiling changed to canopy where stars were shining through. Bright tongues of flame from altar leaped, the G was vivid blaze, All common things seemed glorified by heaven's reflected rays.

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O! wondrous transfonnation wrought through ministry oflove Behold the Lodge Room Beautiful! - fair type of that above, The vision fades - the lesson lives! and taught as ne'er before, In plainest Lodge room in the land - up over Simpkins' store. November 19, 1898 The 1992 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Nev~da provide us with these excerpts from the address of M.W. Franklin L. Coonley, Grand Master of Masons in Nevada. The comments are brief, but they make strong points. His remembrance of Pearl Harbor serves as a reminder to all free men and Freemasons that eternal vigilance is the price all free men must pay and lack of vigilance can require the ultimate price be paid. STATE OF THE CRAFT Brethren, in my travels to all the Lodges in this Jurisdiction, I saw Lodges that were flourishing and Lodges that were barely holding on because of lack of leadership. The Lodges that were moving ahead were offering energetic and innovative programs. Some Lodges are simply going through the motions and are not receiving new members. For many years, membership in Freemasonry has been on the decline. Many ideas have been introduced to stop the erosion, but without substantial effect. I am sure that Grand Masters before me have suggested ideas and programs to stop the loss of membership. Each year our "average age" slightly increases as more members pass away. I believe that in the future, the two items listed below might be explored, discussed, and, if practical, augmented. 1. Arizona passed a regulation, shown below: "There is absolutely no objection to a neutrally worded approach being made to a man who is considered to be a suitable candidate for Freemasonry. After the procedure for obtaining membership in a Masonic Lodge is explained, there is no objection to his being reminded once after the approach was made. The potential candidate must then be left to make his own decision and come of his own free will." 2. Exemplification of the First Degree Lecture, as demonstrated later in this Communication by M.W. William B. Berk, Past Grand Master.

PROCLAMATIONS "Special proclamation - December 7,1941 - December 7, 1991 LEST WE FORGET Pearl Harbor and Corregidor were an appalling price to pay for our stupidity, but perhaps the disgrace and anguish of it all, the burning memory of fellow Americans fighting against hopeless odds, with inferior and insufficient equipment, and with no hope of relief, will sear in imperishable characters on the American mind the eternal truth that we must ever be prepared to defend our possessions. And it is and always has been true that when the thoughts and interests of men conflict, when one possesses things desired by another, they


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proceed to fight. It is the same with nations and races, and the unprepared suffer defeat, even though their case be just. Peace and honor are best maintained by preponderant implements of defense and offense. (Excerpts from M.W. Grand Master George B. Russell's address, from the 1942 Grand Lodge Proceedings.) That was the lesson of Pearl Harbor and we must never forget that lesson, learned so tragically on that Day of Infamy. It is, therefore, my request that each Lodge in this JUrisdiction, hold a suitable memorial on this Fiftieth Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, that our gallant Brothers may not have given their lives in vain." From the 1991 Proceedings Most Worshipful John McWilliam Smith, Jr. Grand Master of Masons in Maryland in his Condition of the Craft statement makes some insightful observations on the Craft and its future. Once again it is my happy privilege to greet you and I bid you welcome to this 205th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Maryland. It has been said that Masonry today has no attraction to men of today and that something should be done whereby Masonry may be advanced and brought to the knowledge of those who are not members of the craft. We are well aware of the age of our membership, we are constantly being bombarded by the gloomsayers who remind us every day, by their actions and by their quotes. I am sure that every Grand Master has been saddled by dwindling membership and I am sure that the thoughts of many have been my own in coping with this problem. While the strength of Masonry does not lie in its numbers but rather in the interest which each member puts forth, it is nevertheless interesting to note the rise and fall of the numbers. A study of Masonry will show that after the two great wars, we did have an influx of new petitioners and our numbers did increase in between the conflicts, percentage wise we are as we have always been; the same. If our leadership misread the signs of times and thought for one minute that there would be an endless supply and the classes oflarge proportions would be constant, they were wrong and time has proved them so. As the Grand Master and Grand Line travel across our great jurisdiction, we do find a renewed interest in our fraternity. In the rural areas we are gaining, but urban Masonry, I am sorry to say, needs a boost of some kind and what will light the spark remains a mystery, but this I know, that as long as there are men of the caliber who are present in this room today, Masonry will be as strong as it has ever been and forever more. Earlier in the Review we heard from the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Western Australia, now we shall hear from Brother D.S. Williamson, Grand Inspector of Works, who discusses his concerns for the quality of the ritual and how these concerns are being resolved. The standard of ritual in most of our Lodges remains well below acceptable levels. There are marked exceptions to this rule, and almost invari-


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ably, they occur when numbers have been greater, thus allowing more experience and expertise to be shown by Directors of Ceremonies and W. Masters. The "vicious circle" of poor standards, due to lack of criticism, and, sadly it must be said, lack of attention to detail, can and will only be broken when and if the D.G.Is.W. can instill more desire in all members to try a little bit harder and to realize that near enough is not good enough. The new type ritual books and most importantly, the new Manual of Rulings, have helped us greatly in these areas. We are continuing to receive constant requests for workshops and these, while adding to the already considerable work load of the D.G.Is.W., are beginning to produce results at last. We have a very long way to go before the general standards in Western Australia can be classed as "good" and we will not cease to use all means at hand to encourage and hasten this end. Only by dispensing with the "don't care" attitude which has become so common, can this be done. There have just been appointed three new Metropolitan and six new Country D.G.Is.W. who are in the process of being coached and helped in their important duties. . My thanks are due to the very strong effort made by my Deputy, V.W. Bro. B. Miller, and our D.G.Is.W. during the last year. They have worked hard and must continue to work even harder if we are to achieve our aim. In particular, I thank the nine Brethren, both country and city, who have just completed three or more years' service. Their efforts have been considerable and much needed. Some of our D.G.Is.W. have spent much more than the normal three year period and are continuing in office in places where we desperately need them and the Craft is very much in their debt. I am not pessimistic over our future. I believe the standard of ritual can and will continue to improve, but we must, at all times, continue to hammer the lesson of excellence and personal effort. From the Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Inter-Provincial Conference of the Officers of the Four Western Masonic Jurisdictions held in Banff, Alberta, I lifted three items I though worthy of your consideration. Enjoy! Brethren - Freemasonry will never be overrun by those few who might seek its downfall. The great majority of the people of the world who are non Masons, believe in and abide by the same principles embraced by a Freemasons - let us make sure the downfall does not come from within... "One or two enthusiastic Masons in your local bodies can, and will, revitalize those bodies if you will only let them. Sure, they will make some mistakes. Didn't we all in our early Masonic activity? With your support and encouragement, their enthusiasm will spread and motivate others. Try it - It works!. .. Freemasonry has been defined in many ways and by many scholars over the years, and while we, each in his own mind, may have a vision of what that definition ought to be, may I suggest that we look at three possible versions:


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1. "A Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God." This one is brief and to the point, yet remains deeply profound. 2. From the Address to the Brethren, "...as an Institution which fosters and improves the best affections of our nature and cames into active operation the practice of those Four Cardinal Virtues: Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence, and Justice, combined with the Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity, thereby demonstrating路 to the world at large, that in Freemasonry is found the true import of those three great Social Treasures; Fraternity, Liberty and Equality." 3. The third comes from a banquet program used at the 1922 A. & A.S.R. Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio: "Masonry strives to elevate the people intellectually, by teaching those who enter its portals, the profoundest truth of Philosophy and the wisdom of the Sages of every age; a rational conception of Deity, of the Universe that He has made, and of the Laws that govern it; a true estimate of Man himself, of his freedom to act, of his dignity and his destiny."

I personally enjoyed the following items I read in the 1992 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Western Australia. Refurbishing, rent, and careless driving are all topics that remind one that Masonry is universal, and everyone faces the same problems wherever they are... FREEMASONS' HALL, EAST PERTH Maintenance and Improvements The following major items of maintenance and upgrading work have been undertaken at Freemasons' Hall, East Perth, during the past six months: (a) Refurbishing and re-equipping of the General Office, Mail and Reception areas and Mrs. Saunders' office. (b) Repairs to external brickwork in light well. (c) Repairs to eight bench seats in the Riley lodge room and to one in the Hackett lodge room. (d) Resurfacing of tables in the Board Room. (e) Improvement of amenities in staff kitchen. In addition, the Board has approved of the following work being done. (i) Removal of existing handrails and flower boxes at the entry to the building and the fitting of new powder-coated handrails to each side of the steps. (ii) Installation of storage cupboards under the bench in the Hackett robing room. (iii) Preparation of specifications to enable tenders to be called to remedy principal faults in the existing heating and air cooling system. (1)

Review of Rentals Although operating costs have continued to rise, the Board has decided, after due consideration, not to increase for the time being the rents charged to tenant Lodges, Chapters and the like for use of the lodge rooms in Freemasons' Hall. However, the annual charge to the ABC Staff Associ-


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ation for the lease of a portion of the car parking area and the owners of 517 Bennett Street for the right to pass over the site have been increased to $133,116 and $905, respectively. Entry & Exit Rules Notwithstanding the action taken by the Board over the past twelve months to publicize and regulate the entry and exit traffic pattern approved for the Terrace Road site, the rules are not being observed properly. There have been a number of "near misses" as a consequence of vehicles being driven onto or off the site via the wrong driveway and at excessive speeds. The Board is concerned that a serious accident will occur unless the entry and exit rules for vehicular traffic are observed at all times. Members are requested, therefore, to observe the approved traffic pattern by entering the site via the western driveway and departing through the eastern one - and by driving at a slow speed into, through and out of the property. The following poem by Brother Rudyard Kipling was recited before the Grand Lodge of Louisiana according to the 1992 Proceedings to honor the passing of a brother. When earth's last picture is painted And the tubes are twisted and dried When the oldest colors have faded And the youngest critic has died, We shall rest - and, faith we shall need itLie down for an eon or two, Till the Master of all good workmen Shall put us to work anew. And those that were good shall be happy They shall sit in a golden choir They shall splash at a ten league canvas With brushes of cornets hair. They shall find real saints to draw from Magdalene, Peter and Paul; They shall work for an age at a sitting, And never be tired at all! And only the Master shall praise us, And only the Master shall blame; And no one shall work for money, And no one shall work for fame. But each for the joy of the working, And each in his separate Star,


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Shall draw the thing as he sees it, for the God of things as they are. The 1991 Report of the Grand Charity of Freemasons under the United Grand Lodge of England, reports on a very unique charitable project to support the apprenticeship of an operative mason. Since 1981 the Grand Charity has supported the restoration appeals of most of the Anglican Cathedrals in England and Wales in acknowledgement of the magnificent work of the Craft's operative forebears. Having supported each such Cathedral which asked for a grant, these donations have now come to an end. In 1989 the Grand Charity made grants to Stonemasons' Yards at Gloucester Cathedral and Selby Abbey. These grants have enabled the firms engaged in restoration work to employ apprentice masons. One of the apprentices at Gloucester, Matthew Davis, received the 'Top Apprentice of the Year' Award recently. At Selby, Peter Geoffreys, aged 15 years, has started his 4 year apprenticeship which, when completed,will enable him in his turn to take on an apprentice for training as a stonemason. A similar grant was made in September 1991 to the Winchester Cathedral Workshop Project. This grant, payable over 3 years, is intended to support an apprentice stonemason employed on restoration work at the Cathedral. I found this little poem in THE TASMANIAN MASON, Septeinber, 1992, page 19. 1b me, the author makes a very simple point. The future of Freemasonry lies with the individual member. What we, as individuals do, will be reflected in the future or death of our fraternity. Remember, a fraternity grows 'one member at a time,' but its death can be counted in any multiple of one. Sow Masonic Seed Our Fellowship now is at the brink, It's either sink or swim, So, Brothers, will you stop to think The future does look grim. The pace oflife is now much faster, Other interests have their pull. If we all now support our Master, Our Temples could be full. Most members now are getting old, Young blood is what we need, So, Brothers, to increase the fold, Sow some 'MASONIC" seed.


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If we can raise a Vital Spark Of interest in some others, The future may not look so dark, We could get some new brothers. EUTERPE. The following four items, lifted from the 1991 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Texas, two speeches and two poems, make for a good mix of patriotism and masonry. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. First, a salute to the flag by Right Worshipful Brother R.O. (Bob) Schnell. Since the days of chivalry, men have been led into battle by their flag, and if, during the turmoil of battle the bearer of the flag was slain and fell, the ones nearest took up the colors and carried them forward. Many a faint heart has been strengthened, many a shaky hand steadied, many a trembling resolve restored by the sight of those brave and bright colors floating ahead. In the moment of imminent disaster, the flag became the rallying point for the new charge that won the day. President Wilson once said, "This Flag which we honor, and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It floats in majestic silence above the people; and yet, though silent, it speaks to us. It speaks to us of the past and of the men and women who went before us, and the record they wrote upon it." Yes, and it speaks to us of the present, and what we do here today, and of the future, and of things yet to be written. It challenges us to seek even nobler goals and higher ideals. It leads us into the future as securely and as bravely as ever it led us into battle. Lift up your eyes, see its inspiring folds, and follow our flag into a glorious future. Let the flag speak for itself: "I am the Flag of the United States of America. I was conceived in the dreams of Liberty and in the hopes of freedom. I was designed by the hands of Betsy Ross, and her sewing basket was my cradle. I was adopted by the Continental Congress in 1777, and proclaimed the National Emblem of a nation newly born on this continent, fighting valiantly for survival, and destined to bring forth to all mankind a new concept of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, which would become a shining example to the rest of the world. I have been many places and have seen many things. I have witnessed every event of American history. I saw the signal that started the midnight ride of Paul Revere, I was there when they fired 'the shot heard around the world,' and I mourned as the first patriots fell in my cause. I was there in the last twilight, at Fort McHenry, and inspired Francis Scott Key to write the immortal 'Star Spangled Banner,' our national anthem. I saw Molly Pitcher take the cannon swab from the hands of her dead husband and help carry on the fight for freedom. I felt the biting cold at Valley Forge, and gave warmth and comfort to General Washington and his tired and hungry Continental Army. I rode with Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, and I witnessed the victory at Yorktown. I was flown above the decks of 'Old Ironsides,' and from the masts of


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the 'Yankee' and the 'China Clippers.' I blazed the trail with Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. I led the settlers coming west, and I crossed Death Valley in a covered wagon. I was at Bullrun, Antietan, Chickamauga, Gettysburg and Appomattox. I was carried through the Halls of Montezuma and to the shores of Tripoli by the United States Marines. Once I fell to the ground at Custer's Last Stand, and there was no living hands left to pick me up. I galloped up the slopes of San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt and his Roughriders. I stayed with the boys until it was "Over, over there," and was with them on the battlefields of the Marne, Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel and the Argonne Forest. I was raised by five brave men during the "hell" of Iwo Jima. I waved farewell to the Four Immortal Chaplains who went down with their ship and to honored glory, still tending to the needs of those around them. I was at Inchon, Porkchop Hill and the Yalu River. I saw the Tet Offensive and I rode the waters of Mekong. I saw many of the youths and manhood of our nation fall. But, I keep the lonely vigil over their graves and stayed to watch the 'Poppies Grow Amid the Crosses, Row on Row; that marked their places: in Flanders Field, Normandy, in the sands of the deserts of Africa, in the jungles of the Islands of the Pacific, in the stark hills of Korea, the choking jungles of Vietnam, the Hot Sands of Iraq, and yes, even the unmarked graves under the restless oceans of the world. I am many things to many people. I am an inseparable link in the chain that binds men to God and Country: each link welded in the Fires the Sacred Hands of God Himself. And because I am on the side of God, the godless would destroy me, but they dare not because I am protected of the might of the Nation, watching and waiting to crush anything that could harm me. To some, I am yesterday, today and tomorrow. I have several names. I am called the 'Red, White and blue,' 'The Star Spangled Banner,' 'The Stars and Stripes,' but I am most commonly known by a nickname given me by an old sea captain, who called me 'Old Glory.' I have not changed much in my more than two hundred years. I still have my original Thirteen Stripes, but as each State came into the Union, a new Star was proudly added to the Constellation of my blue Field. It started with thirteen stars, and now there are fifty. Many more things I would like to tell you, but there is not time. But I do want to see you again. I'm easy to find. I am everywhere. I am with all Americans, everywhere, regardless of their race, creed or religion. I am in the homes of the poor, in the mansions of the rich. I am in Independence Hall, I am with the Declaration of Independence and with the Liberty Bell. I am in the White House with the President, In all the churches, cathedrals and synagogues; in the councils of Boy and Girl Scouts of America, and in the schools of the land. I drape the caskets of our nation's heroes, borne to their last resting place; the caskets of Presidents, Generals, Admirals, humble Privates and Seamen and the Unknown Soldiers. Wherever free men gather, wherever there is Justice, Equality, Faith, Hope, Charity, Truth or Brotherly Love, there, too, am I. There I will always be, for I am the 'Stars and Stripes Forever.'


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This poem was offered by Right Worshi pful Joseph R. Regian, Grand Orator at the close of his address to the Grand Lodge. I, too, would like to close with a poem, a simple little poem though, but it's an inspiration to me and I hope it will be so to you, and will perhaps help us focus on the basics that brought us along so well. I would just ask that those who have suggested that we use this poem, bear with me. I hope you find it to be an inspiration. It is for me. There once a helpless crippled child. His limbs were useless as could be. The future held no hope at all, For one bedfast as he must be. His family had no money. There was no way they could pay. For the doctors and the treatment, And the help along the way. Most folks don't know how bad it hurts, To lie and waste away. When just outside your window Other children run and play. Each night alone, he said his prayers, And he would quietly pray For God to take him home with Him Where he, too, could run and play. "Have you thought about the Masons," Someone asked his dad one day. "They may extend a helping hand Or help you find a way." "But we are black," this youngster's daddy said. "Surely, they won't care, He's just another crippled Negro child They won't let him come in there." "Well, I don't know," the other fellow said. "The Masons aren't that way. Each life, each child is precious, 'That's what the Masons say." You know, they never said a word about his race Told his daddy all they wanted Was a smile back on his face. They took him in with other kids, Some white, some black, some brown. Taught them all that they could hope Because the Masons were around. Then he could say his prayers at night. And dream of things he never dared, That some day he could be like you Because the Masons cared. Then one day his prayers were answered


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And he, too, could run and play And hope to be all he could be Because the Masons passed his way. Years have come and gone. They still do miracles each day. Asking for nothing in return. You know, Masons are that way. They wear the square and Compasses, Their emblem known world-wide. Care not so much for what you are But what you've got inside. Thank you very much. The following statement was made by Fred E. Allen, Grand Master. FREEMASONRY AND THE MYSTIC SHRINE - WHERE TEXAS MASONRY STANDS All the world loves a parade! And all the world loves to see happy, smiling Shrine Masons on parade! And whether or not we belong to the Ancient Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, as Masons, we are proud to see Shrine Masons on public view -dressed as clowns, riding mopeds, marching in precision units, tooting horns in great bands -- or helping crippled or burned children. For Shrinedom is as American as hot dogs and apple pie. Everyone American can relate to the man in the sparkling Fez because he represents the happy, smiling, good life serving his community in so many ways, making the world just a little better because he passed by. It is most important that the Masonic Fraternity, in everyone of its branches and affiliated organizations, supports the work of the Shrine. It is important that new Masons be encouraged to proceed through the appendant Bodies and join the crusade for good that the Shrine represents. It is vital that all Masonic leaders recognize the importance of the Shrine to Freemasonry, to our communities, to our way of life. It is critical that we accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative as we help the Shrine in its crusade for healthier children. The Shrine, like other Masonic organizations, civic and service clubs, most churches -- you name it -- has been losing members steadily. Membership losses make the leaders of any organization nervous. And Shrine leaders are extremely concerned that continuing membership declines will jeopardize the operation of their 19 children's hospitals and three burns institutes, not to mention the beautiful mosques and temples across the nation. Is their anxiety understandable? Certainly. The Shrine is not by itself in this concern. Membership losses have caused countless studies and conferences and meetings throughout Freemasonry. The Grand Masters of North America have authorized a special Masonic Renewal Committee to develop possible answers to the dilemma of a shrinking membership. And the Shrine has asked its leaders


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in every state, Canada and Mexico to look at the facts and make recommendations. There have been many. Some of these recommendations would eliminate all Masonic prerequisites for Shrine membership. Since its beginning, the Shrine has based its membership qualifications on Freemasonry, and has always required that only York Rite Commandery or Scottish Rite (32nd Degree) Masons in good standing, were to be eligible for Shrine membership. This requirement has always impressed most of us, for it made the Shrine very special, bringing Scottish and York Rite brethren together in a fun organization with a very real purpose in life. However, in today's circumstances, this Masonic prerequisite disturbs some Shrine leaders who feel that it slows down or even discourages men who might otherwise become "instant Shriners" with less cost, no memory work and no waiting periods. And, for this matter, they feel it "slows down" a man who could become a Shriner much more quickly and at less expense if there were no York Rite and/or Scottish Rite membership requirements. There can be no doubt that dropping or even revising the Masonic membership requirement by the Shrine will inflict grave injury upon Masonry. And, although it may be inconceivable that any true Mason would make such a damaging proposal, the membership and income decline in the Shrine is serious and brings out emotional calls for action. Desperate conditions breed desperate actions. And these proposals have been made by dedicated, well-meaning individuals. There can be little doubt that they will be made again in increasingly strident tones -- unless there is an unusual turn-around. To date, Texas Shrine Temples have not supported removing Masonic membership requirements, but several members of the Imperial Shrine Divan are supporting the proposals. Knowledgeable individuals predict the issue will pass in 1993, thus divorcing the Shrine entirely from Freemasonry. It comes down to this: Texas Masonry stands to lose much if the Shrine is lost from the Masonic family. Some men do become Masons primarily because of the fun, the glamour, the excitement, the glitter and the charitable services involved in Shrine in the first place. If we want the Shrine to stay "Masonic" and if we want Masonry to prosper, then we must help the Shrine to prosper in its current structure. Masons are encouraged to support our Shrine Temples and their philanthropies. It is important that Shrine Masons become actively involved in the selection and support of local Shrine leaders by regular attendance and participation in Shrine activities. It is equally important that Shrine leaders encourage their membership, to support and attend Blue Lodges and the appendant bodies. Above all, we must prove that Masonry is as valuable to the Shrine as the Shrine is to Masonry! This speech, given by Most Worshipful Grand Master Fred E. Allen at the Alamo on March 2, 1991, serves to remind us all that a few dedicated believers can hold out against all odds and when, on those rare occasions they do not survive physically, their example


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serves as an undying inspiration to all who follow. For us who stand here, in the shadows of this great Shrine, it is difficult to imagine the hardship the defenders of the Alamo had to bear in the pursuit of freedom for the small Texas colony. For thirteen days, they survived the siege of Santa Anna's army. Then came the heroic end... the date of March 6, 1836, is emblazoned on the memories of Texans everywhere... just as December 7, 1941, lives forever in the history of our Nation... and now, a new date -- FEBRUARY 27, 1991 -- is etched in the minds of men and women throughout the civilized world -- and particularly in the hearts of those families whose loved ones have been in harm's way in the Persian Gulf. . Go back in time with me for a moment. What do you think men like Travis, Crockett, Bowie, Bonham, Dickenson would think about the 100hour War that has just been concluded in the Middle East? They would probably have been most envious of the incredible firepower, the modem logistics, the well-trained men and women that were involved in routing the Iraqis. But they would have realized one major similarity: at each of these world-shaping events, Americans were ready to give their lives for that one magnificent word -- FREEDOM! Master Masons were involved in all these conflicts. We are not sure how many Masons were at the Alamo, but that is not the important factor. The fact is: THEY WERE THERE, just as they were there at Valley Forge and Pearl Harbor and Kuwait City. Today, let us remember in our prayers, the incredibility brave men and women who come up to the line, ready to fight and die, that this great Nation will always be a nation of free people under God. Let us rededicate ourselves to the cause of Freedom -- let the Stars and Stripes be burned into the very hearts and souls of every man, woman and child in this great Nation. Yes, 155 years ago, 189 brave men took a stand for liberty on these hallowed grounds. Today, we honor not only the Freemasons who gave their lives, but every man who stood before the tyrants charge. Let us never forget that little band who died. I think you will find the message of Grand Chaplain Joe Jackson in the 1991 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of California interesting. You will find his closing antidote particularly insightful. Years ago, and of course I am now at the age I can say "years ago;' I had the distinct privilege of working with Dr. Orin Whitton, minister of Christian churches here in California. One day he was telling me of a man he had met who claimed to be an atheist. Dr. Whitton said he asked the man, 'You mean to say that you have no religious beliefs? That in itself a strong belief. Or to say that you surmise that, sometime in the past there was this great explosion and that this rock hurled out into a vacuum, started to spin, and now millions of years later we have "Disneyland"? You really believe there is no plan or greater guidance than man here on earth?" "Well," said the man, "maybe there is something stronger than just man in control." "Oh!" then Dr. Whitton said,


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"you might say that you are an Agnostic." "What's it," replied the man. ''I'm an Agnostic." "Now we're getting someplace," replied Dr. Whitton. "What kind of an Agnostic do you believe you are?" "'What do you mean, 'What kind of Agnostic am I?' I don't understand." Then the man was asked if he was a Christian Agnostic or a Jewish Agnostic, Mohammedan, "What don't you believe?" Let's say that from the beginning of time, people were able to record their knowledge, and of all this knowledge stored in all the books in all the libraries in all the world, how much of this knowledge do you personally have? Maybe, one tenth of one hundredth of one percent? Then, with just this much knowledge how can we say something did or did not happen in the past or what is written is true or false. Here, my friend, is where Faith comes in, that which we do not know we take on faith and with faith comes love and trust, and if we do not have love and trust, or lets call it faith, we would, as some people do live behind a wall of mistrust. They fancy themselves as the "holders of the Truth," but let me say here, loud and clear, that love, peace and harmony can only come from the searchers of the truth, for we find that throughout history, 'The beholders of the truth seem to always want to defend, and sometimes very violently, this truth that they believe they hold." Our Masonic Fraternity reaches us brotherly love, relief and truth and with these basic teachings our Fraternity has sustained itself throughout the ages. But, of these I believe "The Greatest of These is Love." Love is neither inherited or granted, but rather, learned and earned. The more we learn about love, the more we are able to love. The more love we give, the more love we will receive. We never out grow the need for love. It has been said that the opposite of love is "Hate". I don't believe that. I believe that the opposite of love is "Apathy". To hate you must have feelings, to have apathy, you have nothing, you just don't care. Apathy is the greatest destroyer of our emotions. Apathy can and does destroy friendships, marriages, religions, governments, countries and it could destroy our great Masonic Fraternity. If we truly love our Masonic Fraternity, then let's support it. If we hate it, then let us change it, but, whatever we do, don't take our great Masonic Fraternity away from us. . As your Grand Chaplain, the question of some of the churches attacking our Fraternity arises quite often in conversations with the Brethren. Because one of our prerequisites is a belief in God we give thanks to the almighty during our assemblies, some make reference to us as a church or a cult, these are the beholders I referred to in the beginning of my talk. In Masonry I believe that the reference to God can be best denoted in a quotation from the writings of John D. Rockefeller where he wrote, "I believe in an all wise and all loving God, named by whatever name, and that the individuals highest fulfillment, greatest happiness and widest usefulness are to be found in living in harmony with his will. As long as we stand by our basic and fundamental principles of brotherly love, relief, and truth and practice, out of the Lodge, those great moral duties which are inculcated in it, this shall be our shield against any attack from those who would have the world believe they know what Masonry is all about. As we look down the road to the future of Masonry, the road may look a little rough and rugged, and many questions will have to be answered, but


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on the way to finding the answers to our ultimate survival, how often we hide behind the skirts of nostalgic comparison of what used to be, or find our apocalypse solution by the Band-Aid answer of ''What we need is more new members!" (Whatever happened to the old ones?) I don't believe it is the dream of new members that will save us, nor is it how we were in the past years that will sustain us. The answer, my Brethren, is in the "Now" ... you and I ... present and accountable, who will build and strengthen the Lodges of today and tomorrow. It will only be through active affirmation by each member that the future of Masonry will be a manifest reality. Now, in conclusion, let me leave you with a little story, "lest we forget whence we came." Years ago, along the rocky coast of Maine, during the stormy season, many shipwrecks occurred, and many lives were lost. Well, four caring men came together and agreed to pledge their efforts to try and save as many of these shipwreck victims as possible. On one of the rocky points they erected a little lifesaving station, put in a few cots, medical supplies, and a stove to keep the survivors warm. They bought a boat and agreed that during the stormy season they would each take turns standing watch, and if a wreck occurred they would ring the large bell they had erected on the point to summon the other three. This they did, and were very successful at saving the lives of many who would surely have drowned. Their notoriety spread far and wide, and the people said, "This js good, and we must join them in this wonderful effort;' and the people came by the numbers. Soon the people said, "We must get organized, have rules and bylaws, elect officers and 路let us replace this little station with a building worthy of our membership," and this they did. The new station was built, complete with hospital rooms, replaced the cots with new hospital beds, tiled the floors and built a lovely new meeting room for the new membership. Soon the members said, "Our membership is too prestigious to risk their lives trying to save people in these rough waters," so they proposed that the club hire the lifesaving done, and this they did. Soon after, on a stormy night, there was a terrible shipwreck. Many of the ships' crew were saved and brought into the new hospital facilities; however, they were all wet, dirty, oily, some were bleeding, they just generally made a mess of the new facility. The membership was very upset over the mess the survivors had left, so they agreed to build a little shack outside and away from their new facility where survivors could be cleaned up before being brought into the new facility. The original four men said, "the membership had forgotten what the original intent and purpose of the lifesaving station was built for." The four men left, took their little boat, went over to the next rocky point, built a little shack and started their lifesaving operation anew. Again they were successful and again their notoriety spread far and wide, and the people said, "This is good and we must join them;' and they came by the numbers, and again the people said, "We must get organized, we need rules, bylaws, a new building and of course our new building must be bigger and better than the one on the other point;' and so it came to pass. Now along that coast in Maine, there are many beautiful Yacht Clubs, all the lifesaving is hired, and the original intent has been long forgotten. So, my Brethren, may we never forget whence we came or whither we are


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going and may we always remember to give thanks to the memory of those brethren who, through their wisdom, not only secured our future, but chose to preserve and share a moment of their history, not only with us here today, but for future generations. May they be the example which will inspire us to prepare for our future generations and to share with them a moment of our times and history. I truly believe that as long as there are great Fraternal organizations such as ours, whose dedicated members continue to build for a better tomorrow, and through or by example, can influence the continued building of our great nation on the foundation of love of God, Country and Family and live a life of truth and morality, then we can hope to preserve a future where there will always be.... "One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.": The 1991 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Victoria offered us an address by Worshipful Brother J.M. Hamill, P.J.G.D. Librarian and Curator of Freemasons Hall, London. He brings us a brief, but very useful short course on the effective applications of public relations when faced with the forces of antimasonry. This is an aspect of fraternal life with which all Masons should concern themselves. M.W. Grand Master and Brethren, it's my very pleasant duty to convey to you, and through you, your Grand Lodge, fraternal greetings and good wishes of the United Grand Lodge of England, and in particular, to you from our M.W. Pro Grand Master, the Right Honorable The Lord Cornwallis. Secondly, on my own behalf, may I thank you for the privilege of attending this Quarterly Communication and for the opportunity of addressing your Brethren. M.W. Grand Master and Brethren, Freemasonry in England, up until the early 1980's, was probably the only part of Europe in which there had not been at one time or another, from the 18th century onward, some form of anti Masonry. We had been perhaps over complacent in believing that it would never happen to the United Grand Lodge of England. We were very much awaken from that complacency in 1984, when what at first sight appeared to be a concerted attack from many sections of society, took place on Freemasonry in general. The attacks fell into four main groups. First, that Freemasonry was a secret society, that its members were not known and therefore ifit was not already guilty of, it was more than capable of, conspiracy against the good will of the Nation. Secondly, within certain groups, within various denominations of the Christian Church, it was claimed that Freemasonry was a religion, not only set up in opposition to Christianity, indeed in many ways anti-Christian in its practices and in its beliefs. Thirdly, that Freemasonry was a conspiracy claiming to control governments at both the National and Local level. Fourthly, that Freemasonry, because of all those three former things, was a conspiracy for the benefit only of its members who had some plot for controlling the whole of British life. Accusations that we as Freemasons would all not only reject but would see how ridiculous they were. Unhappily, early in 1984 they were all put together in one book "The Brother Hood, Secret World of the Freemasons" by one Stephen Knight. That book was published in January, 1984, and as a result, during the


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next nine months, there was not a day passed without some newspaper or some ra~io or television presenter having a go at Freemasonry. It was also used as an excuse, by those who were looking for someone to blame for the ills in British society at the moment, to use us as a whipping boy. Indeed, so bad did that aspect become that many of our Brethren who were working as paid officials and employees within the Local Government system in England and Wales began to be effected in their jobs. It had long been the policy under the United Grand Lodge of England to take no notice of such attacks on the very firm belief that if there was no reaction, there could be no dialogue, the matter would tum into a two day wonder, and would be shortly forgotten in the fickle memory of the general public. Unhappily, as I said, on this occasion the attack had a direct effect in that they began to effect Brethren in their occupation. As a resul t, our Most Worshipful Grand Master, his Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, at the March, 1984 Communication of Grand Lodge, said that it was his very firm belief that the time had come to change our policies, that something had to be done to protect the Craft. He emphasized that he was not advocating a full blown public relation campaign and he certainly didn't want Grand Lodge to go on a recruiting campaign. That would be against the principles of Freemasonry. The Grand Master having spoken, it fell to our Board of General Purposes to find means of implementing his wishes, and they very quickly appointed a small Committee, which has become known as the Information Committee, which had two purposes. First, to try and find out why the attacks had suddenly happened, and secondly, to find out the means of implementing, if not a counter attack, at least a rebuttle of them, and of ensuring that Freemasonry in England would have a future. The actions that they took fall into two broad areas, Education and Openness. It was very quickly realized by the Information Committee that as the Craft in England, since the 1930's, had gradually turned in on itself, had lost its habit of talking to the outside world and had indeed withdrawn from the society with which it had existed. One of the reasons we believe that the attacks were able to grow. But because those things had happened it was very necessary to improve channels of communication between Grand Lodge and its individual members and in some way to educate our Brethren so they could accept new policies, accept the change, and provide them with the tools by which they, themselves, would be individual ambassadors for Freemasonry by talking sensibly about the Craft with their families and friends. Once that was done, it would then be possible to go out to the world without any fear that we might be talking at cross purposes with each other, but would present a united front as to what Freemasonry represented and what it could do for the general good of mankind. Lack of openness was quickly established as being one of the reasons, if not the principal reason, for why these attacks not only took hold, but grew in the three or four years immediately after 1984, and that is perhaps the area in which the greatest amount of work has been done, and in which we have met with a certain amount of success. One of the problems was that the general public, who had no knowledge of Freemasonry, had nothing against which they could gauge what


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they were reading in the newspapers or hearing on the radio and television. To that end, our Board of General Purposes devised a series of leaflets, explaining what Freemasonry was, its relationship to religion, its relationship to society, and its relationship within the greater world community of Freemasonry. They were initially drawn up to assist our Brethren in dealing with questions from their family and friends, but have found to be increasingly valuable as tools for educating the outside world and indeed for giving prospective candidates an insight into the organization into which they wish to be admitted. In 1987 we produced a video "The Freemason" which, in 30 minutes, explained the principles of Freemasonry, something of its history, something of the work it does, not only within Freemasonry, but in society in general, in the field of charity, and our relationship with the Churches and with society in general, and as with the leaflet, the greater world community of Freemasonry. That again was first made as a tool for use within the Craft, but enterprising Brethren used it at informal meetings, where ladies and non-masons were present, and it very quickly became another tool to show prospective candidates exactly what they were getting themselves into, as a counter to what they were reading in the press and hearing in the media in general. Our Brethren were persuaded, not only to be open in their conversation, but to be open in their Freemason Halls and their Lodge Rooms around the country. Freemasons Hall in London has for many years been available to non-masons as long as they were invited by members of the Craft. In 1985 the Library and Museum and the conducted tours of the building were thrown open to the general public. Since then, we have persuaded many of our provincial Masonic Centers, usually in conjunction with some local festival within the town wherein they are, to throw their doors open on a specific day for the general public to come in to have a look around at the historical items they have, to be able to ask questions of Brethren who have been trained.to deal with questions from the general public. There was at first a great deal of antagonism to this project. The Brethren, as I have said, had become so used not to dealing with things, not even to allowing their路 wives into the Lodge Room, that it came as something of a shock when Grand Lodge suggested that they should allow the public into them. Happily, three of our Provincial Grand Masters readily took up the challenge and arranged open days in their provinces and they proved probably the most successful tools that we have had to date. The openings were given coverage in the local media, the local people came in, the questions that they asked were very general, they went away very satisfied that what they had read in the press about the secrecy of Freemasonry was far from true. Word of mouth soon spread and we found that we had many friends who were prepared to believe our side of the story and not what they were receiving from the media. We have had a certain amount of success with the media itself. Those who I would term professional, in the world of journalism, now know that they will not get away with any of the nonsense that they used to. If they write nOQsense, if they write lies, they will be challenged not only on a


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national, but on a local level. Our Grand Secretary has been appointed an official spokesman with the media. I have the pleasure of being his Deputy in that sphere. Our Provincial Grand Masters were invited to appoint a local spokesman to deal with the local media and we have found over the last seven years that by doing that, the media in general, knows that they now have a point at which they can find information, they have a point which they can check stories which they hear as they go around, and we found in a number of places that, particularly in dealing with the national press, that by being available in that way, we have stopped many misconceptions going into the newspapers, and have been able to stop a number of stories which had no foundation, but which would have been published despite having no foundation and would have done a great deal of damage to the Craft. Perhaps the greatest triumph in that direction was the reaction by the media and the press to a follow-up to the book which started it all. In 1989 another journalistic writer called Martin Short produced a book which he called with great imagination "Inside the Brotherhood." In that he went over the ground covered by Stephen Knight in more detail, but without any hard facts, that could be challenged or proved wrong. His book, when it came out in April 1989, was totally ignored by the media. As a result of that, his publishers, who were tied up with one of our independent television companies, produced a series of six half-hour programs, which were beamed in the autumn of 1989 in prime time in the evenings of British television nationwide. The first program had a very large viewing audience, but as the series went on, the viewing audience gradually dropped until the last program, it was apparently hardly measurable. One of the comments that came out of that was that the general reaction was that now that they had sound information from Grand Lodge and from Freemasons themselves, they knew exactly what to think of evidence that was put forward to them for the evils and corruption of Freemasonry, when the only people the program makers could find to make these accusations were ex-convicts, policemen who had been to prison, and lawyers who had been disbarred. Most Worshipful Grand Master, as I said a little earlier, the change which was posed by our Grand Master in 1984 was a very radical one for Freemasonry. It took us a great deal of time in the first three years to persuade our own members that openness and education were very much what was needed for Freemasonry today. I think we can justifiably say that those two policies have started to payoff for English Freemasonry. It was Horace Walpole, over two hundred years ago, who said "that a bit of persecution did every organization some good." We have found that persecution which we went through from 1984 to 1987 in particular, Grand Lodge was forced to look at itself, was forced to look at where it:was going, was forced to plan for the future, and that can only be healthy for the future of this organization in which we all have a very great love and a very great belief in. Thank you Most Worshipful Grand Master. The 1991 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia provides us with this sermon by Right Worshipful Brother Reverend Charles MacPherson, Grand Chaplain. The sermon is a point by point refuta-


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tion of antimasonry. Numbers 21: 1-9; St. John 3: 1-21 . On Saturday, July 27, 1985, the Buffalo Evening News carried this headline: "Catholic Bishops' Unit Takes Harder Stand Against Freemasonry." Without calling names and without being unkind, let me refute the bishops' stand by speaking to you about the Serpent of the Curse and the Serpent of the Cross. For the Serpent of the Curse, we go to the Book of Genesis, where we read that the serpent led Adam and Eve to disobey God's command not to eat of the forbidden fruit. For leading Adam and Eve to lose face with God by sin, God cursed the serpent, and this Serpent of the Curse became the symbol of sin ever afterwards. What about the Serpent of the Cross? There is no serpent there. Then why speak of a serpent? It is because Christ took upon Himself all the sins of mankind, caused by the Serpent of the Curse, and suffered and died to atone to His heavenly Father for these sins. There was none other good. enough to pay the price of sin. He alone could unlock the gate of heaven, closed by the serpent of the Curse, to let us in. No wonder God revealed through St. John that he sent His only begotten Son, not to condemn people, but to save them; that He so loved people that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. That we should not perish but have everlasting life, Christ set down the condition in these words: "unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." (John 3:5 RSV) Human beings can only produce human life, but the Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven. This new life, Christ assured us. If we look up to Him and His teachings a the Serpent of the Cross bearing our sins, then our sins will be washed away by the power of the Holy Spirit as water washes away dirt, no matter how often we have been bitten by the Serpent of the Curse; to emphasize this truth, Christ said: "As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life" John 3:14-15 RSV). These words of Christ refer to the historical incident found in the Book of Numbersj chapter 21, where we find that the Israelites condemned God for bringing them out of Egypt and submitting them to the hardships of the wilderness on their way to the Promised Land. God sent poisonous serpents among His people. So many died from the poisonous bites that the people pleaded with Moses to ask God to take away these poisonous serpents. God directed Moses to make a serpent out of brass, place it at the top of his staff, and those who looked upon it would not die, no matter how often they were bitten. The point Christ makes is that the physical life of the Israelites did not perish after the bites from the poisonous serpent so long as they look upon the staff; so likewise, Christ asserts, our spiritual life would not perish, even though bitten many times by the Serpent of the Curse, as long as we looked upon Him lifted up at the Serpent of the Cross, bearing our sins; much more, this spiritual life of ours will be everlasting.


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The spiritual life of every person, here and here after, is Christ's goal; It is also the goal of Freemasonry for each of its members. Thus we find that Freemasonry embodies the same principles taught by Christ. Both Christ and Freemasonry call upon each person to look up to God, in whom he lives and moves and has his being, with the final goal in mind at all times of union with God in eternity. Freemasonry pinpoints this aspect of God by using the symbol of the all seeing eye of God, and strictly charges each mason ever to walk and act as an upright man and Mason before God and man; with Christ, Freemasonry teaches that it is this God who will reward each person according to his merits, in the afterlife, symbolized in Freemasonry by the sprig of acadia. Freemasonry emblazons this aspect of an ever-present God before the eyes of everyone by using the capital letter "G", not only to remind each Mason that God created the physical universe and designed geometry for its measurements, but also that God wants every Mason to be mindful of God's personal presence through his life's span. When the Pharisees asked Christ which is the greatest commandment of the law, Christ answered: "You shall love the Lord your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself' (Matthew 22:37-39 RSV). Freemasonry, with Christ, teaches love of God and neighbor. Christ gave us the parable of the Good Samaritan. Freemasonry uses the symbol of the Good Samaritan in teach': ing love of neighbor. Look at the many charities Masonic bodies sponsor: the Eye Foundation, medical research, crippled children's hospitals, burn centers, and schizophrenic research, to name a few. Christ further taught that people ought al ways to pray. Freemasonry directs each Mason to raise his heartand mind to God in prayer before undertaking any important work. We find Christ further teaching, "You therefore, must be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect" (Matthew 5: 48 RSV). 'Ib achieve this perfection in life, Freemasonry urges its members to practice the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity, and the four cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. Freemasonry uses the symbol of the ladder, with one end touching the earth and the other end touching heaven, with the rungs representing the virtues. 'Ib achieve perfection in faith and morality, each Mason is asked to study the Holy Scriptures. The Holy Scriptures are in the center of each Lodge, the same divine Word which the Jews opened in the days before Christ was born. Then there is the masonic apron, which always carries a Christian message. Its whiteness is a symbol of the purity and spotlessness of life which Christ and Freemasonry teach is needed to merit hearing to words: "Well done, good and faithful servant.... enter into the joy of your Master" (Matthew 25:23 RSV). And the Catholic bishops claim that Freemasonry is incompatible with Christian faith and practices? Since, as the Holy Bible teaches, the human soul is created by God to return to God, both Christ and Freemasonry caution that each person is to keep this soul constantly in readiness to meet God at life's end.


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In chapter 25, verses 1-13 of Matthew, Christ gave the parable of the five wi'3e and five foolish virgins. The five foolish virgins did not bring with them any oil, so that when their lamps burned out they. hurried to get more so as not to miss the bridegroom. The five wise virgins kept their lamps burning brightly so that they would be ready to enter the feast with him, which they did, and the door closed behind them. The five foolish virgins came, knocked on the door, and heard the voice from within saying, "I do not know you." Immediately Christ declared: 'Watch, therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour." Freemasonry likewise cautions each Mason to keep his soul in readiness to meet God at life's end. It uses the beehive as a symbol to remind masons to keep as busy as bees in the practice of the virtues. It uses the hourglass to remind masons to keep constantly ready, for no one knows when the sand of life will run out. The same with the symbol of the scythe, since no one knows when the "reaper of death" will cut the brittle threads of life. Finally, Freemasonry uses the symbols of the empty gmve, the coffin and the sprig of acacia, which teach the great Masonic doctrine of the future life, vividly symbolized by the sprig of acadia. Both Christianity and Freemasonry declare, as an incentive, the words taken from the Book of Revelation (2:1Oc): "Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown oflife." And the Catholic Bishops claim that the principles of Freemasonry are incompatible with Christian faith and practices? But that is not all. In that same article, the bishops claim that Masonic principles embody a "naturalistic" religion contrary to Christianity. By naturalistic they mean "devoid of the supernatural." First of all, Freemasonry is not a religion and never claimed to be. Rather, it is a religious way of life, supplementing the teachings of any religion to fortify men against the bite of the Serpent of the Curse and to make them better by keeping before their minds the goal of life-union with God. Secondly, what could be more supernatural than belief in the existence of God, which every man must have before he can be made a Mason and can place his hands on the Holy Bible to obligate himself, as a duty and a source of happiness, to honor and revere God and His holy name and to respect God's physical and moral laws? What could be more supernatural than the revealed Word of God in the Holy Scriptures, which Freemasonry teaches is the rule and guide for faith and practice, and which Freemasonry commands each Mason to study diligently in order to learn the way to everlasting life? What could be more supernatural than the spiritual and moral values attached to each masonic symbol, designed to help in the building of a righteous character approved by God? And the Catholic bishops claim that Masonic principles embody a naturalistic religion contrary to Christianity? How wrong can people be? The supernatural runs through the whole fabric of Freemasonry. If Freemasonry considered its principles incompatible with Christian faith and practices and lacking in supernatural aims, do you think that Freemasonry would have allowed a group of men to form the Christian Masonic body known as the Knights Templar?


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Freemasonry, like Christianity, tells what life is all about. That, besides the fun and joy of living in fraternal interplay, there is a serious side to neutralize the bites of the Serpent of the Curse by looking up to God and His teachings, so as to reach that blessed immortality made possible by the Serpent of the Cross, who by His death on the cross opened up the highway to Heaven. If everyone believed that the primary purpose of life is to ~ow God, to love Him, to serve Him, and to be happy with him here and hereafter, then unless there is some psychiatric imbalance that will be little danger to anyone succumbing to that devastation experienced by Rock Hudson after he learned that he suffered from the fatal illness called, AIDS. TIme Magazine reported him as saying: "I spent so much time trying to figure out what life is all about, and I still don't know. But now, don't give a damn." This is a sad commentary on people who choose to live life without the anchor to the Serpent of the Cross or the support of the square and compasses. Now to him who is able to keep you from falling, and to make you stand without blemish in the presence of his glory with rejoicing, to the only God our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power and authority before all time and now and forever. Amen. I must note that a great deal of material for this sermon came from a sermon of the same title by Sir Knight Rev. Dr. Eligius Rainer, who serves as Associate Grand Prelate of the Grand Commandery of New York, a York Rite body which would be the same as our Preceptory. (Knights 'Thmplar) - CMP From the Quarterly Communication (June 1992) of the United Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of England comes another perspective on Masonry and public relations entitled "Understanding Ourselves." As our policy on Public Relations has changed, so the Craft has, I believe, become more lively. In preparing to explain ourselves, we have had to take a close look at what we are and what we do, and the exercise has done us no end of good. Producing our useful (and I suspect still evolving) series ofleaflets on Freemasonry in general, on its relations with society and religion and on our Grand Lodge's relations with other Grand Lodges, has served a succession of sometimes urgent needs and now helps us talk about Freemasonry, both inside and outside the Craft. Our system of masonic discipline has been made more certain. The state of the Craft in several Provinces and London has been examined, and improvements in the administration of Lodges, in training and education and in our general enjoyment of Freemasonry will follow. It can do no harm occasionally, though not too often, to go back to first principles and so try to make certain we are navigating by the right stars. This anniversary offers a good occasion to ask such questions. What is Freemasonry, then? Clearly it must be more than what the Archbishop of York called a "fairly harmless eccentricity" in 1987. H that was all that Freemasonry was about, it would not have flourished as it has for over three hundred years, attracting and retaining the interest of mil-


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lions of men today allover the world. The ritual calls it a peculiar system of morality: a handy phrase which needs little explanation. Under God, the morality is the same as any good and peaceable person's code of behavior. But the system of teaching it is certainly peculiar. In the sense of being our own. We are taught that its three great principles are Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. How do these ideas apply to today's Masons? Our Lodges provide company, the comfort of familiar and often moving ceremonies in which all members play their part, as well as friendly encouragement to join in a wide variety of administrative and charitable activities. Freemasons learn in their Lodges the satisfaction of making the best contribution their circumstances and talents allow to what is going on, and they are likely to take the experience into their lives outside their Lodges. You will find that many useful and public-spirited members of our society are practicing what Freemasonry has taught them. It is worth emphasizing that Grand Lodge has no corporate policy toward the community. Masons are expressly forbidden as Masons to attempt to influence that they comply with the law wherever they are and we encourage them to play an active part in community life to the best of their ability. This mirrors the way we demand that a mason has a religion and we encourage him to practice it - and this applies in all the 117 Grand Lodges we recognize as engaged in what we call regular Freemasonry. Freemasonry also brings people together from vastly different backgrounds - In Anderson's phrase, it is "the happy means of conciliating friendships among those who must otherwise have remained at a perpetual distance." With its sensible rule prohibiting discussion of religion or politics within its Lodges, it removes two likely causes of dissension, and allows Freemasons to concentrate instead on what they have in common and that, in this world, cannot be bad; on the contrary, with its encouragement of good fellowship and of consideration for one's fellowmen, and its insistence on a belief in God. Freemasonry can reasonably be held to be a force for good in society. It is up to all Masons to ensure that position is only enhanced. Grand Master Benjamin F. Detroy, Grand Master of Masons in Wisconsin gave the following report on the State of the Craft in t.he 1992 Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin. His conclusions have an optimistic ring especially when he notes that the gap between raisings and net losses is continuing to decrease in Wisconsin. Programs, policies, support and direction implemented by our Grand Lodge over the past several years, are sound and have had, and continue to have, a great impact on Freemasonry in our Jurisdiction. They deserve your continued and devoted support. I am encouraged by the participation we have had in our programs and am optimistic about increased future participation. As I have traveled throughout the State, I am encouraged by the conversation and reports of community involvement by our Lodges, degree work in progress, new petitions being received, younger men being inter~


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ested and becoming involved in our Fraternity and the awareness and attitude of the residents of our communities regarding Freemasonry becoming more positive. I believe more Lodges are becoming active in their respective communities and that the general public is becoming aware of who Masons are, what Masons do and what Masons stand for. More and more of our Lodges are opening their Halls for community activities and are soliciting public involvement in their activities. I believe my theme, "Building Together," is being practiced throughout our State by our entire Masonic Family. All Masonic organizations are becoming more aware of each other and cooperation and communication is on the increase. I am encouraged by the fact that the gap between our raisings and our net losses continues to decrease. My Brothers, I challenge each Mason of this Jurisdiction to commit himself to the promotion of Freemasonry. You are privileged to be a Mason. Right Worshipful Scott Stoner, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, addressed the 1992 Banquet of the Grand Lodge of Maine. I have lifted portions of this address for you. I think you will find the material both interesting and inspiring. We pick up Brother Stoner's address as he begins to discuss Masonic goals. To revitalize the values of Freemasonry among Masons; 'Ib rejuvenate pride in the Lodges among its members; To serve our fellowman in the Lodge and in the community, and To introduce this great Fraternity to those who have not yet seen the Light of Freemasonry. We recognized that for too many years this great Fraternity has been hidden. We are a Fraternity of good men with high standards. But we have practiced our teachings quietly. We have taken care of those in need. We have contributed to charities .. quietly and generously. The benevolences of the charities of the Family of Masonry in this country are astounding: From Masonic Homes to Crippled Children's Hospitals from research to education.... from major grants to local contributions the Family of Freemasonry nationally gives more than two million dollars a day -- every day! MASONS ARE -- and always have been -- leaders in their communities. Find the movers and the shakers.... the supporters of worthy causes... the leaders in your churches... and you'll find that prominent among them are Freemasons. Yet, for decades, in the eyes of the public, Masonry has been a dormant organization. We have suffered because we never told anybody what we are all about, what we stand for and what we do. Brethren, all of us -- you, in the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Main, those of us in Pennsylvania and Freemasons across the United States, Canada and around the world -- are builders today. We are the builders of a great Fraternity. We need to be proud of our heritage and true to our values, yet we must be modern with the times. We need to communicate. Communications! That has been a keynote of our Awareness Program in Pennsylvania as is obviously important in your goals and actions here in Maine.


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Certainly, we will continue to demonstrate our values by precept and example; but, the world -- our friends and neighbors... our communities -must know who we are and what we stand for... Brethren, I would like to share" with you excerpts from an inspiring and challenging charge used many times by a dynamic Freemason. He was Grand Master in Pennsylvania in 1984 and '85 when I served as Junior Grand Warden -- the late Brother William A. Carpenter. While he was Grand Master, he attempted to visit every one of the 546 Lodges that were in our Jurisdiction at that time. As he did, he would tell the Brethren this: "...Freemasonry is a splendid Fraternity... steeped in tradition; (with) many great men, past and present, as its members; it has a beautiful ritual, and it is indeed an honor to be a Freemason. However, my Brethren,.... the future of Freemasonry depends not on these things, but on the influences that it exerts in the life of each of us. "... the individual members must live the spirit of Brotherhood. We must be a doer of the work; not just a hearer only... "In this sense, as present day Freemasons, we could very well classify ourselves as Operative Masons. Our Lodge is not just a room; it is not merely a place to enjoy fraternal fellowship;... What our Lodges are is real路 ly a group of men, a group of brothers who dedicated themselves to a common task. And, that task is to build. A Freemason is a builder -- a builder of character, a builder of a better community, a better nation, a better world in which to live -- a builder of an eternal temple for the indwelling of God." His charge was a prophetic challenge -- a challenge that I believe Freemasons have accepted -- at least as far as I can speak for PennsylvaniaMasons. Almost a year ago, I was privileged to address that Grand Master's Banquet of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. The concerns were the same and equally serious. I took the liberty of recalling the Most Worshipful Grand Master David Bradley of Ontario his own words from his Grand Lodge Proceedings of a year earlier. They state the case so well that I will take the liberty of quoting them for you: "Let us all, therefore, be Operative Masons again and be apprentices, not merely to Masonry, but to all oflife. "The fact that Masonry has existed for several hundred years is something of which to be proud; but that fact does not, of itself, guarantee our continued existence. New thoughts and new ideas are needed. Masonry is exciting and venturesome! "Though each of us wants Masonry to survive, we tend to leave it to somebody else to undertake the work and do the thinking. We must be masters of our own destiny. If we are to move into the future, we win do so only because we want it." Yes, we want Masonry to move forward. We want to do more than stop the decline in membership, we want to reverse it. We want good men in our Fraternity; but good men won't seek out a dormant Fraternity....


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And finally, I would like to close this Review with the words Right Worshipful Brother Stoner used to close his presentation to the Grand Lodge of Maine. After all, we do make a difference! "THE MASONS. MEN WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE !" Public Awareness is making a difference. We are making the kind of difference that is necessary to revitalize our Fraternity. It is important to our cause -- probably to our salvation -- that our friends and our neighbors know us and respect us for what we are: A Fraternity built on the cardinal virtues of Brotherly Love, Charity and Truth. President John F. Kennedy said - "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what can you do for your country" and my question to you is what can Maine do -- How can we rejuvenate interest in this great Fraternity? Speaking out has become a new experience for many of us. We have been quiet far too long. We must seize the opportunity to revitalize our Fraternity -- to communicate our values while always remembering to support the name we have always borne of being a respectable, regular and uniform Fraternity. Respectfully submitted, ZELWIN B. EATON Chairman and Committee


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Report of Special Committees REPORT OF THE COMMITrEE ON THE CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK To the Grand Lodge A.R &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREX:

Our participation in the Children's Miracle Network Telethon has given our fraternity very valuable public exposure. Our lodges raised a total of $70,000 for the Telethon, all of which stays in the area where the local CMN Hospital is located. We received a total of nine one-hour segments with local Masons manning the phone banks and presenting checks, all live and on air. The Masonic Square & Compasses were displayed during our segments. Each lodge or district that raised $1,000 or more had a representative to present the check on air and was encouraged to make a few comments about the Masons and how we raised the money. The following areas participated: St. Louis: Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Committeemen: Wayne Branson, Herman McGill Amount raised: $42,000 Springfield: Lester E. Cox Medical Center Committeemen: Bob L. Detherow, Richard Hays Amount Raised: $17,000 Columbia: University of Missouri Children's Hospital Committeemen: Mike White, Kenneth Brundege Amount Raised: $6,058 Joplin: Freeman Health Care Center Committeemen: Bill Gilstrap, Stu Crawford Amount Raised: $5,000 Kansas City: University of Kansas Medical Center Committeemen: Fred Morrow, Carl Terry Amount Raised: $275 The viewing audience during the 21 hours is estimated at over 3,700,000 people. The advertising value in dollars is estimated as follows based on interview with the local NBC station advertising department for seven of the nine one-hour segments. On-air time cost includes displaying of the Masonic emblem, local check presentations, interviews, and phone banks would equal approximately $276,000. I would recommend the Grand Lodge's strong support of this program for the following reasons:


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1. 1992 area survey indicated that 85% of the brethren supported the program. 2. The publicity we receive is all positive and works to the benefit of the Grand Lodge as well as local lodges. 3. Local lodges that strongly support the CMN have shown increased raisings. (Example: Gate of the Temple: 38 raisings, $3,300 donated toCMN) 4. The funds the lodges have donated to CMN are received through public fundraisers advertised locally, which gives the lodges more exposure and better public relations in their respective communities.

I have had the opportunity to travel over the state as chairman and in conversations, have been informed that our members really feel this is something we need to be involved in as a fraternity. Congratulations all the participating Lodges and Districts for the outstanding job you have done. Through your efforts, our fraternity has received renewed support from our local communities. Fraternally submitted, WAYNE BRANSON HERMAN McGILL MIKE WHITE KENNETH BRUNDEGE BIlL GILSTRAP

STU CRAWFORD FRED MORROW CARL TERRY RICHARD HAyS BOB DETHEROW,

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REPORT OF THE GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL COMMITrEE To the Grand Lodge A.R &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

Early this year Most Worshipful Brother Donald C. Robey, P.G.M. of Virginia, and the Secretary-Treasurer of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association prepared an in-depth report about this only National Masonic Memorial. In this report he asked a very important question, "Proud Memorial or Forgotten Legacy?" Faced with increasing costs and decreasing income the George Washington Masonic Memorial is now in serious financial difficulty. But first, a short summary of the history of the Memorial. Just ten years after we entered the twentieth century the Grand Lodges of the United States united in a great National Masonic undertaking. They formed an Association to erect a Memorial to our most distinguished Mason路 Brother George Washington. The period 1920 to 1922 was utilized to have the building designed and to get fundraising operations underway. This was a turbulent period in world history which resulted in World War 1. But on 5 June, 1922, a ground-breaking ceremony was held on Shooters Hill in Alexandria, Virginia. The Cornerstone ceremony for the memorial was held on 1 November, 1923. A dedication ceremony was held on 12 May, 1932 to coincide with the Bicentennial celebration of the birth of George Washington. The con-


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struction of this beautiful, awe inspiring memorial was the single most important 20th century endeavor by the ~ Masonic fraternity, and is the only unified effort of all the Grand Lodges in the United States. Now, all of that is history. Today the association has a major problem: 12 establish iliiยง memorial Q!l !! sound economic ~ There is an endowment fund of something under $7,000,000; but: (1) Annual cost of operating the memorial is $700,000 (2) Annual endowment fund income is about $360,000 (3) Annual Grand Lodge contributions are about $140,000 (4) Annual Appendant Body contributions are about $70,000 (5) Annual income from building use is about $15,000 (6) Annual deficit iยง about $115,000 THIS CANNOT CONTINUE I This beautiful memorial must be maintained in a manner befitting the memory of our greatest American Freemason. The Executive Committee has labored valiantly to do this, but diminishing income and increased costs, plus necessary maintainence that can no longer be ignored or put off, has made new strategies necessary. The Endowment Fund must be built up to offset the steadily declining income. A new way of financing this National Memorial must be established. Many Grand Lodges either already have legislation, or are preparing legislation, to address this goal by assessing a per-capita tax to fund this vital cause. Your George Washington Masonic National Memorial Committee has considered the problem and discussed the need. It is our recommendation that a per-capita tax of $0.50 be approved by this Grand Lodge for the benefit of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial annually. We feel that it is imperative that the Fraternity respond promptly and adequately to this most highly visible evidence of the dreams of our ancestors and the sacrifices they were willing to make. Let us continue to say that Freemasonry has a continuously important place in our nation and in our society. Fraternally, ELVIS A. MOONEY, P.G.M. FIELDING A. POE, ~G.M. J. EDWARD BLINN, P.G.M., Chairman ADDENDUM: We the committee are aware that there is before the Grand Lodge a Resolution to increase the per-capita tax by $0.50. We have been informed that the Grand Lodge Officers have agreed to support this Resolution, but to recommend that $0.25 be allocated to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, and $0.25 to the Educational Foundation. Although we were not able to express our views and recommendation to them personally, as a Committee, we are willing to support this plan of action to alleviate what we perceive to be a situation that needs to be acted on immediately. And to support our recommendation as a Commit-


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tee, we will offer a Resolution to approve the other $0.25 at next years' Grand Lodge session. Fraternally,

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EDWARD BUNN,

P.G.M., Chairman

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON GRAND LODGE CHARITY To the Grand Lodge A.F. &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

With the consent of the Senior Grand Warden, R.W. Brother Gordon E. Hopkins, and the Junior Grand Warden, R.W. Brother James H. Cobban, pursuant to Section 3.110 of the By-Laws, $500.00 was sent to R.W. Brother Densel L. Webb, Sr., DOOM of the 29th District, to purchase meat for the Red Cross to make sandwiches to feed volunteers and victims of the flood in that area. 'I\venty thousand dollars was donated to the Salvation Army for flood relief in Missouri and $2,000.00 was sent to Saline Lodge No. 226 in St. Marys, who purchased supplies to be distributed with other donations which were collected at the Lodge. If disaster is far from over, the clean up will require more funds, and in all probability we will donate more to this project. Fraternally submitted, C. MOTTER Deputy Grand Master

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REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS To the Grand Lodge A..F. &. AM. of Missouri: BRETHREK:

For 1993, the Special Committee on Public Schools wishes to emphasize a couple of new topics in addition to one of our regular themes. The new topics are 1) the need to increase the numbers of students studying certain important disciplines, and 2) encouraging the use of new technologies in the classroom. One of the most ominous storm clouds in the skies of education has been the deterioration of student participation and performance in some very important fields of study. In higher education, the number of degrees granted in such fields as mathematics, the physical sciences, the life sciences, and foreign languages is distressingly low. Our state needs a talented, steady supply of people in these areas if we are to prosper in the new global society. As is true with many facets of life, our habits and interests are shaped in our early youth. Interests in mathematics, science and foreign language


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must be nurtured in the very young so that they accumulate the skills and expertise that will turn their interest into ability. It is very difficult for a college freshmen to even consider a major in mathematics or computer science if he or she did not prepare well in high school. The committee encourages Masons who are involved in careers related to some of the critical disciplines to become active in vocational outreach programs in their communities. Doctors, nurses, engineers, or businessmen involved with markets in foreign countries can all help to nurture the interests of the young and supplement the school experience. A complementary goal that the committee wishes to emphasize is the creative use of new educational technologies in our elementary and secondary classrooms. There are truly phenomenal applications emerging from the world of computers and computer networking. For instance: *A high school student in Washington State was asked to do a term paper on the bombing of Hiroshima. Through the Internet (a worldwide computer network), the student accessed a university's computer. There he found a reference to a second computer data base in Hiroshima itself. Without leaving his classroom tenninal, he obtained transcripts of eyewitness accounts of the bombing from interviews with survivors. *Or, there is a graduate student who routinely browses through a digital version of the Library of Congress catalog from her office. When she finds a book she wants, she simply requests it from a library connected to the Internet. From "electronic mail" to "electronic communities," the services that already exist are amazing. One can even hitch a ride on an electronic "gopher" (thanks to the Internet pioneers at the University of Minnesota). Hundreds of universities have installed "gopher" software so that today "gophers" stand ready on the Internet to whisk users to university libraries, governmental agencies, and other data sources around the world. Such developments fire the imagination. The new technologies hold enormous potential for improvement in teaching and learning, as well as increased access to educational opportunities. As with more mature technologies, however, our continuing challenge is to understand them better and utilize them effectively. Our public policies should provide educators with the freedom and encouragement to innovate -- to expand the world of students, d,issolve the barriers of space and time, and help turn a dazzling, but inanimate tool into a useful extension of the creative human mind. The Internet provides splendid opportunities for the study of foreign languages. Students can use foreign language skills to read text accessed from a foreign library or to exchange e-mail with a student in a foreign classroom. Electronically speaking, we now live not on the order but in the midst of virtually every country in the world. The opportunity for a rich exchange of ideas on the Internet is limited not by time or distance, but by knowledge of other languages. Similar applications are possible in virtually every other subject area. Brother John Broyles of Kirksville is an avid user of the new technologies and is utilizing the Internet to give users access to back issues of a Masonic Digest. The digest is an ongoing project of a Mason in Maryland who runs a forum for questions and answers and reader comments. Broth-


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er Broyles says it would be possible to post other Masonic publications on the Internet. The Committee will continue to monitor developments in educational technologies. In keeping with our report of the past four years, our committee continues to urge the formation of Masonic related youth groups at the high school arid college levels. A primary challenge facing Freemasonry remains that of interesting youth in the great traditions of our brotherhood and nurturing that interest to provide a new generation of dedicated members. We believe that meeting this challenge is important for future lodge membership, but even more important is the role that Freemasonry can play in providing a sense of community, values, and support for the youth of Missouri and our nation. Widespread drug and alcohol abuse and high drop-out rates are two of the most tragic symptoms signifying that many of the young people in our public schools are adrift. These young people are in need of precisely the values and reinforcing mortar that Masonic fellowship provides. The Blue Lodges must take the initiative to ameliorate these problems. Local Lodges can, and should, develop close relationships with our public secondary schools to provide education and incentives to abstain from alcohol and drugs, and to complete the minimum essential路 a high school diploma. Each of us must take a more proactive stance in reaching out to the young people that we know so that they are made aware as soon as possible of the values we espouse and the rewards of our beliefs. Masonic sponsored youth organizations such as Order of DeMolay, Order of the Rainbow and Job's Daughters are active and vital organizations. Nevertheless, continued erosion of lodge membership underscores the need to make a more direct connection between students and the membership oflocal Lodges. The equal access principle defined by Congress provides that public schools with an open forum may not exclude student groups on the basis of emphasis or practice of religion. Thus, student groups such as the Masonic Collegian Organization founded at Northeast Missouri State University could be expanded compatibly into junior and senior high schools. If founded, these groups will serve a dual purpose. They will provide a more direct conduit for familiarizing students with our Masonic traditions. In addition, such groups will provide the pool of candidates for our future Lodge members and officers. Without this new pool, the inevitable is a further decline in Lodge membership. Respectfully submitted, Special Committee on Public Schools WALTER C. PLoESER DR. M. GRAHAM CLARK LESLIE F. DENNEY ALBERT J. ELFRANK ELVIS A. MOONEY, P.G.M. DR. CHARLES J. MCCLAIN,

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REPORT OF THE COMMITrEE ON RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES To the Grand Lodge A.R &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

Much is happening on the Masonic scene around the world. Increased interest in Freemasonry is evident in many countries that are recovering from the oppression of anti-Masonic governments. In the past few years we have extended recognition to several of these Grand Lodges. At this time, there are a few new Grand Lodges established by Grand Lodges with whom Missouri is in amity. The Grand Lodge of Yugoslavia made detailed reports of activity there to our Grand Secretary offering assurance that it continues to be regular in every way, despite certain troubles in the county. Missouri recognized Yugoslavia in 1991.

TOGOLAISE The Grand Lodge Nationale 'Ibgolaise, located in the West African town in Lome, Togo, has requested recognition by the Grand Lodge of Missouri. However, it was constituted in Paris, France, by he Grande Loge Nationale Francaise, with whom we are in complete amity, on June 6, 1992. Originally preparations had been made to perform the ceremony in Lomo, Togo, but due to repeated social disturbances in the country, it was decided to perform the ceremony in Paris for security reasons. With these conditions prevailing in Togo and the fact that the Grand Lodge had only four lodges, three in Thgo and one in Dahomey, and was constituted only one year ago, our committee suggests no action this year. We would like to wait for the Commission on Recognition of the Grand Masters Conference to review the conditions in the Grand Lodge, which has increased its number of1odges to 10. GREECE Missouri recognizes the Grand Lodge of Greece, but we note in the report of the Commission on Recognition that a problem may exist. The Commission said: "The Grand Lodge of Greece has been warned by the Grand Lodge of England for sharing its Masonic Authority with the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite in Greece. This warning has not been followed by any official action and this is noted for your information."

IRAN In 1986 the Commission on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges advised that the Grand Lodge in exile made an agreement with the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts to convene in the Grand Lodge building in Boston. The Commission now advises: 路路It now appears there is a chism within the leadership of the Grand Lodge of Iran (in exile) which may disturb the harmony with many Grand Lodges of this conference. Your Commission feels obligated to advise that it has never sanctioned recognition of any Grand Lodge in Exile, and is of the opinion that such recognition should not be granted." Your committee win continue to observe carefully the actions of the Grand Lodges whom we recognize, as well as those new Grand Lodges


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that may from time to time come to our attention. Fraternally submitted, BRUCE H. HUNT, P.G.M., FIELDING A. POE, P.G.M. MARTIN B. TOYBES, P.M.

Chairman

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL GRAND LODGE COMMITTEE ON REVISION OF CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS To the Grand Lodge A.F. &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

This Committee was established with the purpose of revising the Constitution and By-Laws to make them more readable and readily understandable. On the revision, we will attempt to incorporate the amendments which have been made since the first publication. The Committee hopes to effect a simplification of the language of the By-Laws as they are revised. We have had a great deal of help from Past Grand Master Daniel F. Cole and have implemented his suggestion that a small "core group" get this tremendous work underway. That group will be meeting soon to coordinate the efforts. All members of the Grand Lodge are encouraged to submit their suggestions for going forward with this project, and we of the Committee will welcome all input offered. Fraternally submitted HARRY GERSHENSON, JR.,

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE SPEAKERS BUREAU To the Grand Lodge A..F. &. AM. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

Your Speakers Committee is charged with providing support to Subordinate Lodges by providing programs and speakers when requested. We have recruited speakers from across the State whose goal is to provide a strong program where requested by knowledgeable, dynamic speakers. During the year we have fulfilled more engagements to Lodges, Masonic Clubs and non-Masonic organizations than we have in the previous year. Our plan for the future is to continue to develop a capable corps of speakers whose function is to support the Grand Master's programs, assist appropriate Grand Lodge committees such as Masonic Education and Public Relations, and continue programs for lodges and other organizations when invited.


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Fraternally submitted, EARL K. DILLE, P.G.M. WILLIAM J. HILL, P.G.M. ROBERT M. BARRETT ALvIN F.路 COLE CHARLES E. DIVINE PAUL B. TOBIAS, Chairman

PHILLIP O. KEy DAVID V. KINKAID REV. LEWIS ODNEAL REV. KEVIN E. WEAVER DR. JAMES J. GIBBONS

M.W. Grand Master Arnold entertained a motion that the printed reports of the Standing and Special Committees be received, accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was made, seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge ACCEPTED.

Reports of Officers M.W. Grand Master Arnold stated that Reports of the Auditor, Grand' Treasurer, Grand Lecturer, Grand Secretary, the Missouri Lod~e of Research, and the President of the Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc., were pre-printed in the Booklet distributed on Monday, September 27, 1993. Grand Master Arnold asked that if there was any supplemental information to add to these reports that the officer should report to the East at that time. The pre-printed and supplemental reports are as follows.

REPORT OF THE AUDITOR To the Grand Lodge A.F. &. AM. ofMissouri:

BRETHREN: We have audited the accompanying Balance Sheet of the Grand Lodge at October 14, 1992 and the related statement of Revenues, Expenses and Changes in Fund Balances for the year then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Grand Lodge officers. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these statements based upon our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. In our opinion, the financial statements referred to in the first paragraph present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Grand Lodge at October 14, 1992 and the results of its operations for the year then ended in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. ROBERT H. AsBURY, CPA 4448 Telegraph Road St. Louis, MO 63129


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GRAND LOroE A.F. & A.M. OF MISSOURI BALANCE SHEET OCTOBER 14,1992

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43,642. 11,344. 258,746. 313,732.

Restricted Funds - Investments (Note 2) General. Pennanent Disaster & Relief Endowment Membership Endowment

957,056. 248,311. 272,731. 52,492. 73,445.

. . .. .. .

1,604,035. $1,917,767. LIABILITIES & FUND BALANCES Unrestricted Fund Accrued Expense (Note 4) Fund Balance

$155,871. 157,861.

Restricted Funds

$

313,732 1,604,035.

..

$1,917,767. See Notes to Financial Statements GRAND LOroE A.F. & A.M. OF MISSOURI STATEMENT OF REVENUE, EXPENSES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES YEAR ENDED OCTOBER 14, 1992 Funds Unrestricted Restricted

Revenues Per Capita Interest Transfer-Interest -Other Masonic Home Expense Reimbursement Gain on Sale of Assets

$541,838. 2,788. 8,139. 40,000.

$ 91,153. (8,139.) (40,000.)

48,810. .

1,152.

Total

$

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.

89,450.

89,450.

641,575.

133,616.

775,191.

240,514. .485,428. .

15,135. 2,991.

255,649. 485,428. 2,991.

725,942.

18,126.

744,068.

Excess Revenue or (Expense)

(84,367.)

115,490.

31,123.

Beginning Fund Balances

242,228.

1,488,545.

1,730,773.

$157,861.

$1,604,035.

$1,761,896.

Expenses Program Services Management & General Other

Ending Fund Balances

See Notes to Financial Statements GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.M. OF MISSOURI STATEMENT OF EXPENSES UNRESTRICTED FUND YEAR ENDED OCTOBER 14, 1992 Program ServicesMasonic Home Per Capita Tax Masonic Home Initiation Fee George Washington Memorial Association D.D.a.M. & D.D.G.L. Visits Masonic Service Association Relief and Charity Masonic Education By Laws & Ritual Masonic Hospital Visit

. . '" . . . . . .

$160,490. 26,100. 6,525. 9,020. 3,338. 10,000. 14,993. 5,048. 5,000. 240,514.

Management & GeneralSalaries & Wages Employee Benefits & Payroll Taxes Conferences & Meetings Printing & Publications Travel- Mileage & Per Diem Postage & 8hi pping Supplies Equipment & Maintenance Long Range Planning Public Relations Telephone

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

116,533. 22,694. 79,157. 87,850. 70,722. 23,873. 17,883. 14,017. 1,144. 6,018. 4,338.


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Dues Cards Accounting Fees Occupancy Other Depreciation

7,214. 2,500. 7,544. 9,783. 14,158.

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$485,428. See Notes to Financial Statements GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.M. OF MISSOURI STATEMENT OF REVENUES & EXPENSES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES RESTRICTED FUNDS YEAR ENDING OCTOBER 14, 1992

Disaster & Relief

General

Permanent

Revenues Contributions . Interest $ 58,302. Gain on Sale of Assets 1,078. Net-Grand Lodge Transfer (40,000.) Other Transfers 3,741.

$ 16,409. 31. (7,384.) (2,943.)

23,121.

6,113.

40,738.

1,837. 38. . . .

465. 38.

612. 21. 5,000. 5,000. 5,000.

1,875.

503.

15,633.

Net Increase or (Decrease)

21,246.

5,610.

25,105.

Beginning Fund Balances

935,810.

242,701.

247,626.

$957,056.

$248,311.

$272,731.

Expenses Custodian Fees Amortization Grand Lodge - Florida Grand Lodge - Louisiana Grand Lodge - Hawaii

Ending Fund Balances

See Notes to Financial Statements

$

26,789. 13,922. 27.


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GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.M. OF MISSOURI STATEMENT OF REVENUES & EXPENSES AND CHANGE SIN FUND BALANCES RESTRICTED FUNDS YEAR ENDING OCTOBER 14, 1992

Endowment Membership Fund Endowment Revenues Contributions Interest Gain on Sale of Assets Net-Grand Lodge Transfer Other rrl-ansfers

Total

$38,800. 278. . . .

$23,861. 2,242. 16. (755.) (798.)

39,078.

24,566.

133,616.

55. . . .. .

56. 4.

3,025. 10l. 5,000. 5,000. 5,000.

55.

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60.

18,126.

Excess Revenue or (Expense)

39,023.

24,506.

115,490.

Beginning Fund Balances

34,422.

27,986.

1,488,545.

$73,445.

$52,492.

$1,604,035.

Expenses Custodian Fees Amortization Grand Lodge - Florida Grand Lodge - Louisiana Grand Lodge - Hawaii

Ending Fund Balances

$

89,450. 91,153. 1,152. (48,139.)

See Notes to Financial Statements GRAND LODGE A.F. & A.M. OF MISSOURI NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OCTOBER 14, 1992 1.

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies . The financial statements have been prepared on the basis fund accounting. Unrestricted or current funds are assets and review available for current operations. Restricted funds are assets to be used for designated purposes. Currently income from the permanent and endowment funds is transferred to the unrestricted fund. Conversely transfers are made to the general fund of excess cash in the unrestricted fund and then transferred back when needed. This net transfer may increase or decrease the general fund. During the cur-


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rent year the general fund transferred an excess of $40,000. to the unrestricted fund. 2.

3.

Investments are summarized as follows -

Cost

Market Value

U.S. Government & Agencies

$1,298,628.

$1,371,980.

Temporary Cash Investments

305,407.

305,407.

$1,604,035.

$1,677,387.

Land, Building & Equipment At October 14, 1991 all assets with remaining lives at the beginning of the year were recorded in the Unrestricted Fund. Depreciation is provided on a straight line basis. Assets are summarized as follows: Land

!kLl4a~

$

Building

25,VOO.

273,646.

Equipment

79,980. 378,626.

Depreciation

119,880. $258,746.

4.

Accrued Expenses Liability Insurance Per Capita D.D.G.M./D.D.G.L. Mileage & Per Diem Other

$

78,403. 65,000. 9,120. 3,24l. 107. $155,871.

5.

The Grand Lodge by-laws provide pensions for the Grand Secretary and Grand Lecturer upon retirement. Each receives a maximum of 50% of the average annual salary for the 5 years prior to retirement. (2 1/2% of the years of service up to 20 years) These deferred liabilities are funded by annuity contracts owned by the Grand Lodge. Expense is charged with premiums and pensions paid and credited with annuity payments received from the insurance


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carriers. Currently the potential liabilities are considered to be fully funded. 6.

The Grand Lodge qualifies as a not for profit corporation under section 501 (C) (10) of the Internal Revenue Code and is not subject to income tax.

REPORT OF THE MASONIC SCHOLARSHIP_ FUND OF MISSOURI, INC. To the Grand Lodge A.F. &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

This year the Board of Directors of the Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc. met November 20, 1992; May 23, 1993; June 12, 1993, and July 17, 1993. From over 300 applications received for our Masonic Scholarships we were able to grant five $1,000 scholarships, renewing two from the year of 1991 for Amy Lynn Woodward from Edina and Bradley Curp from Polo, one from the year 1992 for Carmen R. Jones of St. Louis, and two this year for Shandrika Dozier of Stockton and Karen Nutt of New London. On April 27, 1992, a hearing was held in Division 5 of the St. Louis County Circuit Court in the matter of Ruth Lutes Bachmann Trust. As a result of this hearing, the trustee was authorized and empowered to designate the Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc. as its agent to solicit, receive, process and make recommendations with respect to applications for education assistance to students for degrees in nursing or education. However, the Court directed that priority should be given to the application of any former resident of the Masonic Home of Missouri or lineal descendant of Ruth Lutes Bachmann who might qualify for financial assistance for the purpose of taking training as a registered nurse or a teacher. The Court further directed that if the Masonic Home of Missouri should at some future time undertake to provide custodial care for minor children, and if any such person then under its care or who shall have been under its care shall qualify for financial assistance for the purpose of taking training as a registered nurse or teacher, he or she shall be given priority by the Trustee in the granting of such assistance. Because of the above action, we received another 300 applications which were submitted for the Ruth Lutes Bachmann Estate this year; We selected and recommended Christa Marie Lohman from St. Peters and Nicole Renee Francis from Independence to receive the two scholarships. We intend to add two scholarships each year from our Grand Lodge Scholarship Fund, and to select and recommend two additional scholarships from the Bachmann Estate until we have 8 scholarships from each of the two funds for a total of 16. As these scholarship recipients were not picked until after school was out, we were not able to present them at Awards Assemblies or Banquets, but it is our hope in future years they will be awarded at the above mentioned. However, all local newspapers will receive a press release.


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Fraternally submitted, C. MOTI'ER Vice President

DALE

REPORT OF TIlE GRAND LECTURER 7b the Grand Lodge AR &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

In compliance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the State of Missouri, I herewith submit my annual report. The previous year has been without doubt the highlight of my Masonic career. The dedicated and devoted brethren of this grand State have demonstrated to me their great interest in our ritual. Every ritual session I have conducted has been attended by ritualists who are outstanding in the Masonic knowledge. There has been demonstrated the proficiency resulting from countless hours of effort. Every District and area welcomed me with a spirit which gave new meaning to Brotherly Love. Each venue was peopled by different faces and names, but there was always the spirit of Freemasonry personified in the room. The District Deputy Grand Lecturers deserve the thanks of every Mason in the State, for their hours of service and miles of travel. Thank you is not nearly sufficient to convey my regard for their efforts, but thank each one of you for your outstanding labor. The message I have endeavored to bring to the Brethren is that the value of the ritual is in the meaning of the words, and the application of those lessons to your lives. There is evidence of that being done by all members I have had the pleasure of meeting this past year. The Proficiency Card Program should be particularly attended to now and in the future. These cards recognize a Brother's individual efforts in learning the ritual and qualify him as an instructor. There is no more worthy cause in our Fraternity than teaching the Masonic principles contained in our Ritualistic work. I request that the Brethren who do the work covered by the Proficiency Cards renew or acquire that card. I know there are many good brothers doing the work of instructing candidates, giving lectures, and helping instruct the Ritual who do not have cards; this does not mean they can't do the work. I contend that if they renewed or acquired the card they would improve their work and be better enabled to transmit unimpaired the most excellent tenets of our institution. By being examined for one of the five cards any small mistakes can be corrected and thus the level of work will be improved. The number of Brothers doing the work is not accurately reflected by the number of card holders. There are many who have let their cards lapse or not acquired them even though qualified. The number of card holders should reflect the interest of the brethren in learning the Ritual. I am convinced that the number of qualified instructors is four or five times greater than the number of current card holders. Please Brethren, maintain our Ritual by keeping the Cards current.


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The Round Robin Contest was held State wide again this year and was an outstanding exemplification of the proficiency of the participants. The winner of the final contest held at the Grand Lodge office on June 5 was w. Bro. R.L. Tichenor of Rising Sun Lodge #13. The other finalists were: Bro. Michael T. Ham - Rising Sun #13, W. Bro. David C. Tinsley - Rising Sun #13, Bro. Irv Walmann - Rising Sun #13, W. Bro. Bobby H Cook Harold O. Grauel #672, and R.W Bro. James B. Thacker - Mizpah #639. Congratulations to all the winners. It was my pleasure to attend all seventeen area meetings this Masonic year. The privilege of speaking to the Brethren in attendance was welcomed and appreciated. The Grand Lodge officers have clarified the duties of the Grand Lecturer by formulating the following job description: 1. The Grand Lecturer shall conform with the requirements of Section 2.050 "Grand Lecturer" of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, Paragraphs (a) that he "acquaints himself thoroughly with the work and lectures of the three degrees of Ancient Craft Masonry", (b) that he visits the Lodges of of Missouri as extensively as possible, and that he "makes a written report to the Grand Lodge of the work done by him, and of the general condition of the Craft as to work, and such other matters connected with his office as are considered of interest or importance" 1a. To insure conformance with "Paragraph (b)" as referenced above, the Grand Lecturer shall conduct a minimum of one School of Instruction in each Masonic District in the State within the Grand Lodge year.

2. The Grand Lecturer shall conform with the requirements of Section 4.040 "District Deputy Grand Lecturers", wherein he is required to appoint and commission "for each district a District Deputy Grand Lecturer". a. To assure that the appointed District Deputy Grand Lecturers have been properly and sufficiently instructed to teach the Missouri work within their districts, the Grand Lecturer shall conduct two Schools of Instruction for those Deputies in each of the following five regions of the State: NORTHWEST SOUTHWEST NORTHEAST SOUTHEAST CENTRAL Each School of Instruction for the Deputies may be applied toward fulfillment of the requirement for a School Of Instruction in each Masonic District as required in Item 1a. above. 3. The Grand Lecturer shall be a member of, and shall Chair, The Grand Lodge Committee on Ritual in conformance with Section 5.120 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws. 4. The Grand Lecturer shall maintain the Missouri Cipher and such supplements as may be required by action of the Grand Lodge.


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5. The Grand Lecturer shall report to the Grand Master, and shall meet with him as required to assist the Grand Master in the performance of his designated responsibilities. 6. The Grand Lecturer shall be present and take part in such Area Meetings as may be established by the Grand Master, should the Grand Master request his participation. Attendance at Area Meetings shall not be used in fulfillment of the requirements set forth in Item 1a. above.

7. The Grand Lecturer shall attend all meetings of the Grand Lodge Long Range Planning Committee (as an Ex-Officio member of the Committee) and shall support the efforts of that Committee in the performance of his duties, at his Schools of Instruction, and in his attendance at meetings of the Craft.

8. The Grand Lecturer shall be the current holder of Certificates and cards for ritual proficiency in Subdivision I, Subdivision II Parts one, two and three, and Subdivision III.

9. The Grartd Lecturer shall meet annually with the elected Grand Lodge Officers during the Masonic Family Weekend. At that meeting, the Grand Lecturer shall verbally report on the condition of the ritual among the craft and upon such other matters as are appropriate. The elected Grand Lodge Officers shall verbally provide the Grand Lecturer with their assessment or evaluation of his performance. . 10. In consideration of the services rendered, the Grand Lecturer shall receive $20,000.00 a year, payable monthly, and traveling expenses in an amount not to exceed $9,000.00 per year in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.050. Grand Lecturer, Paragraph (d) and Section 2.055. Salaries and Expense Allowances of Officers. Mileage shall be paid at the rate of twenty-five cents per mile for all mileage expended in the performance of the above designated responsibilities and for such other activities as the Grand Master may consider appropriate. For attendance at the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, the Grand Lecturer shall receive the mileage and per diem payment as issued by the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem. The compliance with these directions will necessitate some changes of scheduled schools in the coming year but I look forward to working with the District Deputies in the frame work outlined above. The state of the ritual on a whole is cause for optimism: however, there is room for improvement in all areas. I hope to be of service to the membership in correcting any ritualistic deficiencies and establishing a positive direction of our Fraternity. The Ritual is our tool; it enables us to conduct the business necessary for our growth. The more familiar we are with the tools of our craft the better we will perform the worthy work attending it. Fraternally submitted, ELMER D. COPELAND Grand Lecturer


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REPORT OF GRAND SECRETARY TERRYC.ALEXANDER 1b the Grand LodgeAF. &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

In accordance with the law and practices of the Grand Lodge A.F. and A.M. of Missouri, I submit for the consideration of the members of our Grand Lodge the report of my official acts as Grand Secretary and the work of the Grand Lodge Office Staff for the year 1992-1993. GRAND REPRESENTATIVES: M.W. Grand Master Frank Ames Arnold accepted the recommendatio]J.s of the respective Grand Masters and Grand Lodges and appointed Grand Representatives of the Grand Lodge of Missouri near the other Grand Lodges. The Certificates of Commission were prepared and mailed for presentation to: Grand Lodge of Kentucky - Louie L. Bulla Grand Lodge of Alberta, Canada - Gerald T. Webber Grand Lodge of New York - William S. Assini M.W. Grand Master Frank Ames Arnold honored Master Masons from Missouri Lodges with the recommendation that they be commissioned Grand Representatives of the Grand Lodges near the Grand Lodge of Missouri as follows: Grand Lodge of Rio de Janerio - Teddie E. Harrison CONSOLIDATION AND MERGER OF LODGES: Rosendale Lodge No. 404 consolidated and merged into Savannah Lodge No. 71 on November 5, 1992. Western Light Lodge No. 396 consolidated and merged into Riddick Lodge No. 361 on December 22, 1992. Cole Camp Lodge No. 595 consolidated and merged into Shawnee Lodge No. 653 on December 22, 1992. Modern Lodge No. 144 consolidated and merged into Bolivar Lodge No. 195 on February 9, 1993. Fairplay Lodge No. 44 consolidated and merged into Bolivar Lodge No. 195 on February 9, 1993. SURRENDERED CHARTERS: Putnam Lodge No. 190 surrendered its charter on September 22,1992. DISPENSATIONS 1992-1993: October 6, 1992 to J.D. Smith, Worshipful Master of Criterion Lodg~ No. 86 for conferring the Degrees of Masonry on Mr. Randy S. Leo whose petition was voted favorably, with consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer or a chosen Brother Master Mason. Advance notice of the conferral of the Degrees is to be given the Grand Lecturer or selected Brother Master Mason. October 6, 1992 to Gary L. Alumbaugh, Worshipful Master of Buckner


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Lodge No. SOl, for holding a Special Communication of Buckner Lodge No. 501 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Installation of Officers on October II, 1992. October 6, 1992 to William D. Beaty, Worshipful Master of Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209, for holding a Special Communication of Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Installation of Officers on October 11, 1992. October 13, 1992 to Ralph M. Waller, \Vorshipful Master of Censer Lodge No. 172, for holding a Special Communication of Censer Lodge No. 172 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on October 8,1992. October 13, 1992 to Howard W. Gilette, Worshipful Master of Grain Valley Lodge No. 644, for holding a Special Communication of Grain Valley Lodge No. 644 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on November I, 1992. October 15, 1992 to Glenn A. Campbell, Worshipful Master of Clayton' Lodge No. 601, for holding a Special Communication of Clayton Lodge No. 601 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Installation of Officers on October 18, 1992. October 17, 1992 to Robert G. Riley, Worshipful Master of Jefferson Lodge No. 43, for holding a Special Communication of Jefferson Lodge No. 43 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Installation of Officers on October 18, 1992. October 26, 1992 to John L. Fowler, Worshipful Master of Fenton Lodge No. 281, for conferring the Fellow Craft and Master Mason Degrees on Brother Patrick Griffin, in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer or a chosen Brother Master Mason. The Grand Lecturer or chosen Brother Master Mason is to have advance notice of the conferral of the Degrees. October 28,1992 to Edwin J. Hogan, Worshipful Master of Cass Lodge No. 147, for conferring the Degree of Master Mason on Brother David Butler in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer or a chosen Brother Master Mason. The Grand Lecturer or selected Brother Master Mason is to have advance notice of the conferral of the Degree. October 28, 1992 to Frank E. Barnes, Worshipful Master of Raytown Lodge No. 391, for holding a Special Communication of Raytown Lodge No. 391 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Installation of Officers on December 6, 1992. November 2, 1992 to Ronald R. Angel, Worshipful Master of Olive Branch Lodge No. 576, for holding a Special Communication of Olive Branch Lodge No. 576 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on November 8, 1992. November 4, 1992 to Robert S. Pattison, Worshipful Master of Clinton Lodge No. 548, for holding a Special Communication of Clinton Lodge No. 548 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on November 8, 1992. November 23, 1992 to Clarence L. Thiedke, Worshipful Master of Hickory Hill Lodge No. 211, for holding a Special Communication of Hickory Hill Lodge No. 211 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Installation of Officers on December 6, 1992.


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December 8, 1992 to John R. Adams, Worshipful Master of St. Francois Lodge No. 234, for holding a Special Communication of St. Francois Lodge No. 234 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Dec. 27, 1992. December 17, 1992 to Tim Cogan, Worshipful Master of Christian Lodge No. 392, for holding a Special Communication of Christian Lodge No. 392 for the sole and only purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on December 19, 1992 at the Davis Memorial Center at Oak Grove, after said place has been acceptably and amply dedicated for Masonic use by M.W. Grand Master Frank Ames Arnold. December 21, 1992 to Homer McBride, Worshipful Master of Pendleton Lodge No. 551, for conferring the Degrees of Fellow Craft and Master Mason on Brother Ray L. Loken, in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer or a chosen Brother Master Mason. The Grand Lecturer or chosen Brother is to have advance notice of the conferral of the Degrees. January 4, 1993 to Harold R. Silvers, Worshipful Master of Alpha Lodge No. 659, for conferral of the Degrees of Freemasonry on Daniel Lee Wait, in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer or a chosen Brother Master Mason. Advance notice of the conferral of the Degrees is to be given the Grand Lecturer or selected Brother Master Mason. January 5, 1993 to Dale C. Motter, Deputy Grand Master, for opening a Specific Communication of the Grand Lodge in the present meeting place of LaPlata Lodge No. 237, for the purpose of presiding over the Grand Lodge Ceremony of Dedication of the new Masonic Hall of LaPlata Lodge No. 237 on January 14, 1993. February 3, 1993 to J. Edward Blinn, Past Grand Master (1980-1981), for opening a Specific Communication of the Grand Lodge in the hall of Webster Lodge No. 98 on February 14, 1993, for the purpose of presiding over and conducting the ceremony of laying the cornerstone of the new Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Marshfield, Missouri. February 9, 1993 to Russel W. Garrett, Worshipful Master of Sarcoxie Lodge No. 293, for conferral of the Degrees on William Dodson and in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer or chosen Brother Master Mason. The Grand Lecturer or chosen Brother Master Mason is to have advance notice of the conferral of the Degrees. March 18,1993 to Clyde Manley, Worshipful Master of Cecile Daylight Lodge No. 305, for conferring the Degrees of Freemasonry on Mr. Rodney Carpenter. The Degrees are to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction uf the Grand Lecturer or chosen Brother Master Mason. The Grand Lecturer or chosen Brother Master Mason is to have advance notice of the conferral of the Degrees. March 26, 1993 to Paul Guinnip, Worshipful Master of Summit Lodge No. 263, for conferring the Degrees of Masonry on Mr. Darell G. Hanan. The Degrees are to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer or chosen Brother Master Mason. The Grand Lecturer or chosen Brother Master Mason is to have advance notice of the conferral of the Degrees.


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April 23, 1993 to Walter Rosenbaum, Worshipful Master of the Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422, for holding a Special Communication on May 15, 1993, for the purpose of conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on two proficient Fellow Crafts of Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422; at the outdoor site of Rice Camp at Reeds Spring, Missouri, said place having previously been dedicated for Masonic use. June 2, 1993 to Harold Cochran, Worshipful Master of Palestine Lodge No. 241, for hosting Haysville Lodge No. 112 from Haysville, Kansas on June 26, 1993 for the purpose of a fraternal visit and the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft from Missouri using Kansas ritual. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master - Section 2.020). June 2, 1993 to Howard Russell Silvers, Worshipful Master of Alpha Lodge No. 65, for holding Special Communication for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft at the outdoor site at the practice field of the Mounted Guard Unit of Ararat Shrine Temple, which place was previously dedicated for Masonic use. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master - Section 2.020). June 2, 1993 to Daniel Robinson, Worshipful Master of Bridgeton Lodge No. 80, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft at the outdoor site owned by Brother Francis Scydick, which place previously dedicated for Masonic use. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master - Section 2.020). June 2, 1993 to William Alfaro, Worshipful Master of Perryville Lodge No. 670, for' holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft at the outdoor site owned by Brothers Maurice and John Plunket, which place was previously dedicated for Masonic use. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master - Section 2.020). July 1, 1993 to Richard D. Provance, Worshipful Master of Gardenville Lodge No. 655, for conferring the Degrees of Freemasonry on Mr. Robert Frank Wymer. The Degrees are to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer or a chosen Brother Master Mason. Ample notice in advance of the conferral of each degree is to be given the Grand Lecturer or appointed Master Mason. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master - Section 2.020). July 6, 1993 to Robert ~ Grzeskowick, Worshipful Master of St. Louis Missouri Lodge No.1, for conferring the Degrees of Freemasonry on Mr. Edward Philippe. The Degrees are to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer or a chosen Brother Master Mason. The Grand Lecturer or appointed Master Mason is to have ample notice in advance of the Degree conferrals. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master - Section 2.020). July 12, 1993 to Marshall F. Haynes, Worshipful Master of Tyro Lodge No. 12, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft from Belgrade Lodge No. 632 at the outdoor site on the Bay Farm, which place was previously dedicated for Masonic use. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master Section 2.020). July 13, 1993 to William Statler, Worshipful Master of St. James Lodge


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No. 230, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on September 12, 1993. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master - Section 2.020). July 15, 1993 to John W. Bowzer, Worshipful Master of Southwest Lodge No. 466, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft at the outdoor site at Spout Springs, which place was previously dedicated for Masonic use. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master - Section 2.020). July 22, 1993 to Richard H. Hickman, Worshipful Master of Weston Lodge No. 53, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft at the outdoor site of the local 101 Operating Engineers Training Site, which place was previously dedicated for Masonic use. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master - Section 2.020). July 23, 1993 to Robert Osborn, Worshipful Master of Independence Lodge No. 76, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on two proficient Fellow Crafts at the chapel of the Western Unit of the Masonic Home of Missouri. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master - Section 2.020). July 23, 1993 to Terry Dean Marble, Worshipful Master of Greensburg Lodge No. 414, to authorize Greensburg Lodge No. 414 to meet in Special Communication with Memphis Lodge No. 16, for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft at the outdoor site in the Kaser Quarry, which place was previously dedicated for Masonic use. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master - Section 2.020). July 27, 1993 to James D. Land, Worshipful Master of Compass Lodge No. 120, to authorize Compass Lodge No. 120 to meet in Stated and Special Communications in the hall of Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 for such a time as may be necessary until the flood waters recede. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master - Section 2.020). August 2, 1993 to Stephen G. Jacobs, Worshipful Master of Adair Lodge No. 366, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft, at the outdoor site of Dr. Jim Gardner's farm, which place was previously dedicated for Masonic use. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master - Section 2.020). August 18, 1993 to Floyd W. Brooks, Worshipful Master of Mokane Lodge No. 612, for holding a Special Communication of Mokane Lodge No. 612 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Offi路 cers on August 29, 1993. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master - Section 2.020). August 24, 1993 to Gene C. Berek, Worshipful Master of Centralia Lodge No. 59, for holding a Special Communication of Centralia Lodge No. 59 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Installation of Officers on September 12, 1993. August 30, 1993 to Gary Price, Worshipful Master of Doric Lodge No. 300, for the conferral of the Degrees of Freemasonry on Mr. Jewell Wesley Watson. The Degrees are to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer or a chosen Brother Master Mason. Advance notice of the Degree


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conferrals is to be given to the Grand Lecturer or selected Brother Master Mason. September 7, 1993 to Dale C. Motter, Deputy Grand Master, for conducting the Grand Lodge Ceremony of Dedication on Tuesday, September 7, 1993 on the temporary meeting place of Paulville Lodge No. 319 in Hurdland, Missouri. This dispensation is to be in effect and in full force until such a time as a permanent meeting place is obtained. Consents & Permissions M.W. Worshipful Grand Master Frank Ames Arnold granted consent and expressed pennission on various propositions and requests pertaining to the activities and operations of Constituent Lodges of Missouri in accordance with the requirements of Grand Lodge Law (Section 15.070, Section 21.100, etc.), as follows: In accordance with Section 7.050, (pocket part) of the Grand Lodge ByLaws, the following Lodges were granted permission to shorten the term of the present years' officers by a change in the Lodge By-Laws: Cass Lodge No. 147 Higbee Lodge No. 527 Hale City Lodge No. 216 Rockhill Lodge No. 663 Warren Lodge No. 74 Appleton City Lodge No. 412 Cass Lodge No. 147 Beacon Lodge No. 3 Christian Lodge No. 392 Coldwater Lodge No. 485 In accordance with Sections 15.070, 21.100 etc.: October 15, 1992 to 'Jerry C. Alexander, Grand Secretary, granting permission for the Grand Lodge to provide membership mailing addresses to Cliff Kelly, Inc., in conjunction with distribution of the Fall 1992 Grand Master's letter. October 23, 1992 to Mr. Johnathan C. Elliott, Worshipful Master of Gardenville Lodge No. 655, to sponsor a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction on October 29, 1992. January 8, 1993 to Mr. Gene Mallos, Worshipful Master of Webb City Lodge No. 512, granting consent for Webb City Lodge No. 512 to host a Fraternal Visit of Pittsburg Lodge No. 187 of Pittsburg, Kansas; Grove Lodge No. 187 of Grove, Oklahoma; and (kntry Lodge No. 22 of Gentry, Arkansas on February 20, 1993, pending approval of the Grand Master of Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Pittsburg Lodge No. 187 will confer the Degree of Entered Apprentice on their candidate using Kansas Ritual; Grove Lodge No. 187 will confer the Degree of Fellow Craft on their own Entered Apprentice using Oklahoma Ritual; and Gentry Lodge No. 222 will confer the Degree of Master Mason on their own Fellow Craft using Arkansas Ritual. March 1, 1993 to Mr. William C. Leskoff, ~Jiorshipful Master of East Gate Lodge No. 630, to sponsor a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction on March 27, 1993. March 5, 1993 to Terry C. Alexander, granting permission for the Grand Lodge of Missouri to provide the Children's Miracle Network of the University Hospital & Clinics the names and addresses of the Worshipful Masters and Secretaries of the following Lodges: No.4, No. 30, No. 36, No. 43, No. 47, No. 48, No. 59, No. 60, No. 90, No. 94, No. 114, No. 142, No. 151, No. 156, No. 174, No. 183, No. 211, No. 320, No. 326, No. 336, No.


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344, No. 354, No. 356, No. 373, No. 381, No. 410, No. 456, No. 486, No. 491, No. 503, No. 527, No. 531, No. 570, No. 565, No. 591, No. 602, No. 612. This mailing will be in conjunction with a tour of the Children's Center to.be held on March 21, 1992. March 9, 1993 to Mr. James F. Sullard, Worshipful Master of Blue Springs Lodge No. 337, to sponsor a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and one of Instruction on May 22, 1992. March 10, 1993 to Terry C. Alexander, Grand Secretary, granting permission for the Grand Lodge of Missouri to provide membership mailing addresses to Cliff Kelly, Inc., in conjunction with the distribution of the Spring 1993 Grand Master's Letter. April 28, 1993 to Mr. Dewitt A. Scott, Worshipful Master of Cosmos Lodge No. 282, to sponsor a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction on April 29, 1993. July 1, 1993 to Mr. Cecil A. Ruddick, Worshipful Master of Mountain Grove Lodge No. 158, to sponsor a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction on August 28, 1993. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master - Section 2.020). August 12, 1993 to Mr. Jeffrey C. Kitsmiller, Executive Secretary Scottish Rite-Valley of St. Louis, granting permission for the Grand Lodge of Missouri to provide membership mailing addresses for the Masonic Districts 49, 50 and 51. (Dale Motter, Deputy Grand Master - Section 2.020). FIFTY YEAR RECIPIENTS 7/1/92 - 6/30/93 St. Louis Missouri, No.1: Jerome L. Goodman Meridian No.2: Harry W. Meyers Meridian No.2: Harrel M. Creasey Meridian No.2: John L. Heathcock Meridian No.2: Steven J. Calvin Meridian No.2: Earl C. Wellington Meridian No.2: Erwin J. Michel Beacon No.3: William J. Deshurley Beacon No.3: William Wedemeyer Beacon No.3: Wade C. Norman Beacon No.3: Louis C. Miller Beacon No.3: Harry A. Fidyk Beacon No.3: Walter G. Rehm Beacon No.3: John L. Gyorvary Agency No. 10: Ellis Nash Agency No. 10: Benjamin M. Riles Naphtali No. 25: Walter O. Winney Naphtali No. 25: Melvin C. Ossowsky Ava No. 26: Lyle E. Dickison St John's No. 28: Kenneth H. Walley Windsor No. 29: Edmund Evrard Jefferson No. 43: J. Delbert Wells Bonhomme No. 45: Francis W. Sieferer Bonhomme No. 45: Carl R. Hedley Bonhomme No. 45: Clinton E. Corless


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Bonhomme No. 45: Lewis J. Defoe Bohomme No. 45: John R. Mickeletto Wentzville No. 46: Ralph W. Canupp Wentzville No. 46: Leland H. Keller Fulton No. 48: Lane A. McCullough Fulton No. 48: William B. Boyd Fulton No. 48: Albin Bura Wakanda No. 52: Charles C. Gorman Wakanda No. 52: Louis E. Bowles Weston No. 53: James A. Offutt Weston No. 53: William R. Foster Centralia No. 59: Delbert A. Potts Centralia No. 59: Kenneth A. Hamilton Centralia No. 59: Harry R. Weitkemper Grant City No. 66: Jack W. Ben Kennett No. 68: Bobbie L. Cuff Savannah No. 71: Joseph W. Stanton Warren No. 74: William O. Gaines Independence No. 76: James E. Shepard Independence No. 76: Samuel H. Bollin Independence No. 76: Joseph A. Earl Independence No. 76: Robert Craine Independence No. 76: Allen M. Rossman Independence No. 76: Lester L. Wendleton Independence No. 76: James D. Wells St. Joseph No. 78: Millard S. Duguid Bridgeton No. 80: Russell Koltenbach Bridgeton No. 80: Arthur V. Teeple Bridgeton No. 80: Charles H. Kindermann Bridgeton No. 80: Travis Dixon Laclede No. 83: Lanford W. Barnett Laclede No. 83: Wayne M. Barnett Webster Groves No. 84: F. Blythe Baebler Webster Groves No. 84: Norman Gessley Webster Groves No. 84: Harold M. Aitkenhead Webster Groves No. 84: James Horton Webster Groves No. 84: Warren H. Wemhoener Webster Groves No. 84: Walter Langen~ckert Webster Groves No. 84: Marshall A. Mitchell Webster Groves No. 84: George J. Melton Brookfield No. 86: Albert J. Rogers Washington No. 87: Truman H. Gibson Washington No. 87: William R. Probst Washington No. 87: Ross L. Stansberry Washington No. 87: Glen E. Hasting Washington No. 87: Clyde E. Brown Russellville No. 90: Stanford Scott Perseverance No. 92: Ira H. Miller Perseverance No. 92: Carl L. Strickler Perseverance No. 92: Carl E. Penn Perseverance No. 92: John E. Wetzel

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Perseverance No. 92: Jesse L. Scott Perseverance No. 92: Major Clark Akers Vienna No. 94: Elbert J. Allen Pomegranate No. 95: Raymond L. Garrison Webster No. 98: John S. Matthews Ash Grove No. 100: Earl M. Gardner Ash Grove No. 100: Warren G. Richter Heroine No. 104: Jack Gersh Heroine No. 104: Andrew G. Ageropoulos Kirksville No. 105: Jerry M. Tucker Kirksville No. 105: Dorsey V. Guy Stanberry No. 109: Thomas E. Lawrence Stanberry No. 109: Marvin L. Mothersead Stanberry No. 109: William C. Pickerel Marcus No. 110: Clyde J. Pogue Marcus No. 110: Michael J. Shetley Marcus No. 110: Addie M. Pogue Trenton No. 111: John F. Boehner Trenton No. 111: Chester W. Jasper Twilight No. 114: E.F. Evart DeSoto No. 119: Vernon A. Evans DeSoto No. 119: Sylvester S. Jarvis McFall-Gentryville No. 125: G. Marshall Whitton McFall-Gentryville No. 125: Donald W. Beer Athens No. 127: Joseph B. Grace Athens No. 127: Herbert V. Ruch Athens No. 127: Dale St. John Athens No. 127: CarlO. Smith Potosi No. 131: Elvin P. Walton Potosi No. 131: Wilbert H. Bust Potosi No. 131: Lawrence B. Carr Farmington No. 132: Ben B. Smith Farmington No. 132: D. Jeff Lance Braymer No. 135: Lynn E. Stone Phoenix No. 136: Francis Derick Phoenix No. 136: Lawrence T. Evans Cass No. 147. Jordan Lindsey Cass No. 147: Elmer V. Zollicker Cass No. 147: James G. Stayton Cass No. 147: John H. Kohler Lexington No. 149: Sam W. Baker Lexington No. 149: Louis E. White Lexington No. 149: Loren E. Clawson Linn Creek No. 152: George Hubbard Linn Creek No. 152: Mason R. Foster Linn Creek No. 152: Charles L. Mapson Bloomfield No. 153: Robert L. Beal Bloomfield No. 153: Walter W. Joseph Elvins-Ionic No. 154: Milford B. Ward Mountain Grove No. 158: Jack C. Rogers Mountain Grove No. 158: Arthur E. Wood

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Colony No. 168: D. Vern Allen Censer No. 172: Lloyd E. Poore Censer No. 172: Lester M. Smith Gray Summit No. 173: August R. Holthaus Texas No. 177: Ralph S. Lilly California No. 183: Raymond A. Sterling California No. 183: Raymond P. Stephens Morley No. 184: Cleborn D. Foster Zeredatha No. 189: Ernest H. Lindsay Zeredatha No. 189: Justin A. Williamson Zeredatha No. 189: Arthur J. Herndon Zeredatha No. 189: Harold E. Gasper Bolivar No. 195: Sherman R. Vandaveer Bolivar No. 195: Russell W. Tate Carthage No. 197: Charles A. Grimes CarthaiSe No. 197: Ralph A. Rinehart Carthage No. 197: Leonard L. Sharon New Hope No. 199: Norman C. Evans New Hope No. 199: Arnold T. Evans Trilumina No. 205: Earl A. Retherford Trilumina No. 205: B.Z. Leatherwood Clay No. 207: Charles A. Potterf Poplar BluffNo. 209: Lee R. Chronister Poplar BluffNo. 209: Zenith M. Knuckles Unionville No. 210: Donald C. Herrick Unionville No. 210: Richard S. Williamson Four Mile No. 212: Cecil H. Pitts Four Mile No. 212: Novis Borders Rolla No. 213: Evan E. Murdock Hornersville No. 215: Manley L. Horner Hornersville No. 215: Campbell B. Anderson America Good Hope No. 218: Elmer A. Rohrbach America Good Hope No. 218: Louis H. Nicolay America Good Hope No. 218: Charles E. Webb America Good Hope No. 218: Melvin M. Kraus America Good Hope No. 218: Ralph C. Lucas America Good Hope No. 218: Robert J. Erxleben America Good Hope No. 218: John D. Pentland America Good Hope No. 218: Walter N. Webb Kansas City No. 220: Coleman F. Buck Kansas City No. 220: Merton J. Hirsch Mystic 'lie No. 221: Hubert C. Bollinger Hamilton No. 224: Lewis R. Sergeant Salem No. 225: James E. Dorris Salem No. 225: Nelson F. Rogers Saline No. 226: Estel E. Smith Shelbina No. 228: Leonard L. Grinnell Shelbina No. 228: William A. Bagley Sedalia No. 236: Emmis D. Sutherlin Sedalia No. 236: Lloyd Kirkpatrick Sedalia No. 236: Harry L. Whitte

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Hopewell No. 239: Lloyd L. Smith Hopewell No. 239: Harold Baker Keystone-Trinity No. 243: Stephen Shennan Keystone-Trinity No. 243: Carl W. Schoenberg Keystone-Trinity No. 243: Arthur R. Hill Keystone-Trinity No. 243: Kenneth Thein Montgomery No. 246: J. William Crouch Montgomery No. 246: Elton L. Reed Neosho No. 247: Paul A. Gooch Hope No. 251: Karl L. Junge Shekinah No. 256: Eugene T. Decker Shekinah No. 256: Alonzo Shinnenbarger Lodge ofLove No. 259: Perry M. Stacy Mechanicsville No. 260: Daniel A. Fleschner Holckn No. 262: E. Benjamin Cast Summit No. 263: John L. Bailey Corinthian No. 265: WalterA. Scott Brotherhood No. 269: Willis A Hintz Brotherhood No. 269: Roy D. Eddy Brotherhood No. 269: Donald D. Montgomery Solomon No. 271: Harold J. Coday Solomon No. 271: Orval P. Hayes Solomon No. 271: William R. Collinson Granite No. 272: Leroy C. Ryan Granite No. 272: Walter W. Jesse Hogles Creek No. 279: William S. Mitchell Hogles Creek No. 279: Warden Lieber Fenton No. 281: Woodrow D. Winter Cosmos No. 282: Samuel E. Fine Canopy No. 284: Lemuel J. Pierce Canopy No. 284: Harold G. Moore Craft No. 287: Kenneth R. Hicks Craft No. 287: Julian G. Starr Craft No. 287: Jack H. Hartmann Edina No. 291: Arthur A. Douglas Sparta No. 296: Warren W. Wilson Temple No. 299: John R. Morrison Lick Creek No. 302: Clarence D. Day Parrott No. 308: E.B. Ross Parrott No. 308: Norwood W. Fore Parrott No. 308: Bryon R. Owen Meramec No. 313: Woodrow W. Guderrnuth Paulville No. 319: James N. Helton Versailles No. 320: Joseph M. Clifton Versailles No. 320: Kenneth W. Dunnington Jonathan No. 321: Andrew Barber Jonathan No. 321: Hunter Mount McDonald No. 324: W. Burnays Boman McDonald No. 324: Seymour J. Kranson McDonald No. 324: Thomas P. Nichols McDonald No. 324: Floyd R. Brown

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McDonald No. 324: Maurice A. Bailey Linn No. 326: Emerson M. Lemmel Linn No. 326: Charles C. Campbell Mt. Zion No. 327: Ralph J. Langston Paul Revere No. 330: Robert Ploudre Paul Revere No. 330: George V. McCabe Paul Revere No. 330: William E. Williams Charity No. 331: Joseph A. Klein Charity No. 331: Frederick E. Cover Joplin No. 335: Harold H. Williamson Herculaneum No. 338: James M. Hahn Moberly No. 344: John O. Moore Moberly No. 344: Fred W. Bell Fellowship No. 345: L.L. Altermatt Fellowship No. 345: Robert F. Reid Fellowship No. 345: Francis G. Brown Fellowship No. 345: Robert W. Baker Fellowship No. 345: Ralph D. Clouse Fellowship No. 345: John B. Douglas Fellowship No. 345: Trevor H. Lehman. Arlington No 346: Joseph E. Beydler Arlington No. 346: Emmet H. Cain Arlington No. 346: Clarence A. Harrison Hebron No. 354: Dean C. Reinerd Hebron No. 354: Elmer H. M.agee Ancient Landmark No. 356: Lynn C. Drane Higginsville No. 364: William C. Pevestorff Adair No. 366: Jack E. Smith Composite No. 369: Fred L. Ollar Sheldon No. 371: L. Gerald Beeny Sheldon No. 371: G. Bernard Beeny Waynesville No. 375: James L. Coates Waynesville No. 375: Chester R. Woody King Hill No. 376: David O. Williams King Hill No. 376: Billy O. Adams King Hill No. 376: Jesse N. Baltezor King Hill No. 376: Donald N. Olmsted Pythagoras No. 383: Woodrow Hailey Pythagoras No. 383: John M. Christensen Richland No. 385: Mayfield Wilson Raytown No. 391: James M. Taylor Raytown No. 391: Ninu W. Sheldon Bee Hive No. 393: Lindell K. Jarman Pike No. 399: J ..D. McCune Carterville No. 401: Paul D. Terry Carterville No. 401: Ray N. Lowery Carterville No. 401: John R. Basnett Malden No. 406: Robert Aycock Charleston No. 407: Charles L. Dunn Iberia No. 410: Berry Livingston Iberia No. 410: James W. Eads

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Iberia No. 410: Earl Humphrey Appleton City No. 412: Trucy Brown Appleton City No. 412: Quincy Brown Cache No. 416: Robert P. Dickinson Cache No. 416: Henry F. Franke Whitewater No. 417: John D. Poston Whitewater No. 417: Norvell W. Hosea Star No. 419: L.W. Long Gate of the Temple No. 422: Allie W. Skelton Gate of the Temple No. 422: Delmer M. Hagerman Gate of the Temple No. 422: CarlO. Mace Gate ofthe Temple No. 422: Howard F. Andrews Gate of the Temple No. 422: George G. Carroll Rockbridge No. 435: William B. Morris Crestwood-Anchor No. 443: Harold W. Hagemeyer Crestwood-Anchor No. 443: Ralph A. Wuetherich Crestwood-Anchor No. 443: Henry C. Colteryahn Belton No. 450: John W. Wear Belton No. 450: Calep Howard Lambskin No. 460: Jack L. Bailey Lambskin No. 460: Floyd R. Dodge Caruthersville No. 461: Sigle C. Dunehew Pleasant Hope No. 467: Hubert H. Leach Nodaway No. 470: Richard M. Bowman Jewel No. 480: Bert G. Prewitt Marceline No. 481: Floyd Porter Kirkwood No. 484: Carl T. Roedel Kirkwood No. 484: Wilson F. Hunt Coldwater No. 485: Leslie C. Dunnington Vandalia No. 491: Joseph A. Rutherford Robert Burns No. 496: William J. Blisard Harmony No. 499: Oscar C. McCoy Harmony No. 499: Ulrich O. Thiesen Harmony No. 499: Frank E. Russ Buckner No. 501: Aruel B. Fisher Platte City No. 504: Robert W. Biils Galena No. 515: Lewis S. Hembree Galena No. 515: James M. Hall Clifton Heights No. 520: Clarence M. Feltz Clifton Heights No. 520: Elmer R. Hagemeyer Clifton Heights No. 520: Warren A. Snider Conway No. 528: James S. Latimer Dexter No. 532: Loren Coffey Dexter No. 532: Thurston S. Hill Winigan No. 540: Odgen L. Romine Ferguson No. 542: Gordon L. Uzzell Ferguson No. 542: Ernest Harris Orient No. 546: Claire M. Schmitt Orient No. 546: Leland S. Black Orient No. 546: Clarence W. Hey Orient No. 546: Lawrence C. Peters

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Clinton No. 548: Dean E. Kampmann Rose Hill No. 550: Albert A. Saunders Pendleton No. 551: Phillip R. Gruner Foster No. 554: Eugene F. Miller Foster No. 554: Herman R. Miller York No. 563: Eugene T. Hudson Jamesport No. 564: Doyle C. Kime Maplewood No. 566: Edward C. Reck Maplewood No. 566: Floyd W. Hamilton Maplewood No. 566: Howard W. Brinkmeyer Maplewood No. 566: Lewis A. Mifflin Republic No. 570: Hubert P. Bruner Easter No. 575: Richard C. Johnson Olive Branch No. 576: Louis Land Ewing No. 577: J.P. Wallace Branson No. 587: Millard K. Chapman Branson No. 587: Glenn B. Thornton Branson No. 587: Everette L. Gloyd Union No. 593: Emmet J. Fink Union No. 593: Jessie R. Hinson Puxico No. 596: Cecil N. Montgomery /A!adwood No. 598: Carl H. Miller Clayton No. 601: Mark A. Lyles Clayton No. 601: Richard O. Reuter Clayton No. 601: William E. Bice Wellston No. 613: Harold F. Kumpf Wellston No. 613: William Drummond Wellston No. 613: Raymond B. Ashton Wellston No. 613: Henry L. Cima Wellston No. 613: Oliver W. Decourcy Mt. Washington No. 614: William L. Mitchell Mt. Washington No. 614: Astor J. Leavitt Mt. Washington No. 614: Herbert G. Soule Brentwood No. 616: Harold E. Biggs Overland-Occidental No. 623: Leonard B. Colbert Owensville No. 624: Elmer H. Westermann Owensville No. 624: Luther A. Willhite Sheffield No. 625: Raymond A. Whitmore Sheffield No. 625: Herbert E. Haase Sheffield No. 625: Charles R. Myers Sheffield No. 625: Jesse M. Wallace Sheffield No. 625: James A. Hurst Magnolia-Euclid No. 626: Lyle S. Woodcock Magnolia-Euclid No. 626: Otis M. Womack Magnolia-Euclid No. 626: Harry G. Bobmeyer Magnolia-Euclid No. 626: Clifford F. Sherman Magnolia-Euclid No. 626: Frank Watts Magnolia-Euclid No. 626: Oscar H. Schmelig Magnolia-Euclid No. 626: Sidney H. Dubinsky Magnolia-Euclid No. 626: Clayborne E. Brannan East Gate No. 630: Myron L. Ferguson

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East Gate No. 630: Max W. Hockett East-Gate No. 630: Glen W. Swigart East Gate No. 630: Don C. Robinson East Gate No. 630: Jay Heck East Gate No. 630: Berry E. McDonald East Gate No. 630: Joe D. Culbertson Freedom No. 636: Samuel Johanson Freedom No. 636: Jack A Dodson Freedom No. 636: Norman N. Semon Freedom No. 636: Russell C. Garber Mizpah No. 639: Robert W. Cutty Mizpah No. 639: Joseph G. Gueck Mizpah No. 639: Warren A. Becker Jennings No. 640: Virgil C. Phillips Benjamin Franklin No. 642: Samuel H. Goldman Grain Valley No. 644: Hal T. Houston Gardenville No. 655: Frank A. Myer Clarence No. 662: Lafayette W. Collins Rockhill No. 663: Isador L. Tenenbaum Florissant No. 668: Nelson P. Garrison Odom No. 671: Elza Lester Odom No. 671: Aubra Wrather Harold O. Grauel No. 672: William M. Dickey Harold O. Grauel No. 672: James E. Foster Central Crossing No. 674: Donald King GRAND LODGE MONEY GENERAL FUND - Boatmen's First National Bank of Kansas City: Approved Depository Deposits: The Payment of Constituent Lodges of the "Amount Due Grand Lodge" per the Annual Returns. Interest income on investments Miscellaneous receipts Withdrawals: The payments to the Masonic Home of Missouri and the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association of initiation fees, to the Masonic Home of Missouri on per capita, and to the Masonic Service Association of the United States on the two (2) direct appropriations of the Grand Lodge. The payments of the costs of printing and distribution of the quarterly issues of THE FREEMASON Magazine. The transfer of funds to the Imprest Account as the reimbursement for authorized disbursements. The payment of other expenditures on budget and by special authorization. DISASTER RELIEF FUND - Boatmen's First National Bank of Kansas City: Approved Depository. Deposits: The contributions received from Lodges for the Grand Lodge Disaster-Relief Charity Program. Withdrawals: Donations to charity, on direction of the Grand Lodge Committee on Charity.


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IMPREST ACCOUNT - The Exchange National Bank of Jefferson City: Approved Depository Deposits: Reimbursements by transfer of funds from the General Fund for the authorized disbursements previously made. Withdrawals: The payments of the costs relative to the operation of the Grand Lodge as allocated by the approved budget. REVOLVING ACCOUNT - The Exchange National Bank of Jefferson City: Approved Depository DeposIts: Receipts from the sale of books, publications, forms, supplies of the Grand Lodge; DDGM and DDGL aprons; Past DDGM and Past DDGL silver lapel pins; Grand Lodge Officer lapel pins; Road signs; Decals and Masonic flags. Withdrawals: Payments on the costs of items sold to the Lodges and to individuals through the Grand Lodge Office, and on such transactions as have been and are authorized and approved. MILEAGE AND PER DIEM ACCOUNT - The Exchange National Bank of Jefferson City: Approved Depository. Deposits: Transfer of funds from the General Fund as provided by the approved budget and in accordance with the report of the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem. Withdrawals: The payments of mileage and per diem expenses on attendance at the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge as prescribed by Grand Lodge Law. ENDOWMENT FUND: Boatmen's First National Bank of Kansas City: Approved Depository Deposits: Gifts and bequests designated as made to it by the donor or testator and such assets as may be added to it by the Grand Lodge. Interest from this fund accrues to the General Fund. The purpose of this fund is to assure the financial stability of the Grand Lodge. Withdrawals: No part of the principal of this fund may be expended for any purpose. ENDOWED MEMBER FUND - Boatmen's First National Bank of Kansas City: Approved Depository Deposits: Any individual, group, organization or lodge may purchase an endowed membership for $400.00. The purpose of this fund is to benefit the financial stability of the "endowed lodge" and the Grand Lodge. Withdrawals: The income from this fund shall be distributed annually to the endowed lodges. The per capita due the Grand Lodge, per endowed member, shall be deducted from the income before payment is made to the lodge. MASONIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Exchange National Bank of Jefferson City: Approved Depository Deposits: Gifts and bequests designated as made to it by the donor or testator and such assets as may be added to it by the Grand Lodge. Withdrawals: Payments made to accredited colleges and universities for scholarships awarded by the Grand Lodge. MASONIC FOUNDATION FOR PREVENTION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE - Boone County National Bank: Approved Depository Deposits: Contributions made by individuals, lodges and organizations for the purpose of funding a training program for Missouri Counselors and


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Educators in an effort to assist them in identifying potential substance abuse problems in students. Withdrawals: Payment of budgeted expenditures including costs associated with fund raising and training programs.

STATISTICS - JUNE 30, 1992 ADDITIONS AFFILIATED 1,512 AFFILIATED AS MULTIPLE MEMBERS 123 INITIATED AS ENTERED APPRENTICES (1,284) PASSED TO DEGREE OF FELLOW CRAFT (918) RAISED TO DEGREE OF MASTER MASON 894 REINSTATED AFTER SUSPENSION FOR NON PAYMENT OF DUES 949 REINSTATED AFTER SUSPENSION FOR FAILURE TO SHOW PROFICIENCY IN THE MASTER MASON DEGREE 14 RESTORED AFTER SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION FOR UNMASONIC CONDUCT 1 ; 3,493 TOTAL ADDITIONS DEDUCTIONS *ADJU8TMENTS TO 6-30-91 NET MEMBERSHIP AFTER AUDITS 1,133 SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES 1,699 SUSPENDED FOR FAILURE TO SHOW PROFICIENCY IN THE MASTER MASON DEGREE 19 DIMITTED WITHOUT PRIVILEGES 68 DIMITTED TO COMPLETE TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP 300 DIMITTED FROM LODGE OF ORIGINAL MEMBERSHIP (MULTIPLE) 24 WITHDRAWAL OF MULTIPLE MEMBERSHIPS .40 DEATHS 2,248 SUSPENDED FOR UNMASONIC CONDUCT 2 EXPELLED FOR UNMASONIC CONDUCT 9 TERMINATED AFFILIATION AS ENTERED APPRENTICES OR FELLOW CRAFTS (46) TOTAL DEDUCTIONS NET MEMBERSHIP JUNE 30, 1992 *PER ROSTER CHECKS & CONSOLIDATIONS Fraternally submitted TERRY

C. ALEXANDER, Grand Secretary

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SUPPLEMENT TO THE GRAND SECRETARY'S REPORT

To the Grand Lodge A.,F, & A.M. of the State ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

I submit for the consideration of the members of our Grand Lodge the following supplement to the pre-printed report distributed on September 27,1993. CONSOLIDATION AND MERGER OF LODGES Hayti Lodge No. 571 consolidated and merged with Caruthersville Lodge No. 461 on September 7, 1993. CONSENTS AND PERMISSIONS February 3, 1993 to Mr. Robert G. Riley, Worshipful Master of Jefferson Lodge No. 43, to sponsor a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and one of Instruction on March 18, 1993. June 30 , 1993 to Mr. Charles W. Leach, President of Charlie's Angels Degree Team, to make a fraternal visit to John W. Hall Lodge No. 950 at Martin, Kentucky on August 7, 1993 and to confer the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft from Missouri using Missouri Ritual. DISPENSATIONS September 9, 1993 to Jerry P. Knowles, Worshipful Master of Rolla Lodge No. 213, for holding a Special Communication of Rolla Lodge No. 213 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, September 19, 1993 at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon.


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REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER

To the Grand Lodge A.R &. AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

The Grand Treasurer oversees the investments of the Grand Lodge, which are held by Boatmen's Trust Services, Kansas City, MO. On June 30, 1993, they were as follows: SECURITIES - General Fund Maturity

Interest Rate

Par Value

Carrying Market Value Value June 30, 1993

u.s. Treasury Notes: 2-15-95 11-15-96 8-15-02

7.75% 7.25 6.375

$

10,000.00 $ 9,934.37 $ 10,596.90 50,172.58 54,078.00 50,000.00 99,203.13 104,312.00 100,000.00

Federal Home Loan Bank Bonds: 3-25-96 3-25-97

8.10% 7.65

100,000.00 50,000.00

99,500.00 49,437.50

109,375.00 54,812.50

Federal National Mortgage Association Debentures: 12-23-96 5-11-98 11-12-02

8.20% 8.15 7.05

100,000.00 50,000.00 100,000.00

99,250.00 49,562.50 100,125.00

110,844.00 56,250.00 105,750.00

7,037.40

7,037.40

7,037.40

$564,222.48

$613,055.80

Temporary Investments: Centerland Short-term Fund Total Investments - General Fund

SECURITIES - Pennanent Fund U.S. Treasury Notes: 1-15-94 2-15-95 11-15-96 10-15-98 8-15-02

7.00% 7.75 7.25% 7.125 6.375

$ 50,000.00 $ 49,562.50 $ 50,968.50 49,671.88 50,000.00 52,984.50 50,172.58 50,000.00 54,078.00 34,475.00 35,000.00 38,248.35 49,578.13 50,000.00 52,156.00


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183

Temporary Investments: Centerland Short-term Fund

25,433.80

Total Investments - Permanent Fund

25,433.80

25,433.80

$258,893.89

$273,869.15

SECURITIES - Disaster & Relief Fund Maturity

Interest Rate

Par Value

Carrying Market Value Value June 30, 1993

U.S. 'freasury Notes: 8-15-95 7-31-97 10-15-99 8-15-02

4.625% 5.50 6.00 6.375

$ 60,000.00 $ 60,140.63 $ 60,665.40 50,000.00 50,179.69 51,367.00 35,000.00 34,584.38 36,208.55 50,000.00 49,601.56 52,156.00

Federal National Mortgage Association Debentures: 11-10-93

7.75%

50,000.00

50,031.24

50,781.00

41,018.75

41,018.75

41,018.75

$285,556.25

$292,196.70

Temporary Investments: Centerland Short-term Fund

Total Investments - Disaster & Relief Fund

SECURITIES - Endowment Fund U.S. 'freasury Notes: 7-31-97 10-15-98

5.50% 7.125

$30,000.00 10,000.00

$30,107.81 9,850.00

$30,820.20 10,928.10

Federal National Mortgage Association Debentures: 11-10-93

7.75%

10,000.00

10,006.25

10,156.20

10,347.47

10,347.47

10,347.47

$60,311.53

$62,251.97

Temporary Investments: Centerland Short-term Fund

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U.S. 'Ireasury Notes: 11-20-96 7-31-97 10-15-98

$ 30,000.00 $ 29,667.19 $ 31,785.90 30,000.00 30,159.38 30,820.20 30,000.00 29,981.25 32,784.30

6.50% 5.50 7.125

Temporary Investments: 11,209.96

11,209.96

Total Investments-Endowed Membership Fund $101,017.78

$106,600.36

Centerland Short-term Fund

11,209.96

Respectfully submitted, W.M.LuNA Grand 'Ireasurer

REPORT OF THE MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH To the Grand Lodge A.R &. AM. of Missouri: RECAP SHEEP 1992 -- 1993 Richard Prettyman .. Postage .. Printing .. Supplies .. Breakfast (Grand Lodge & G.C. & G.C.) .. Grand Lodge, Grand Council, Chapter Exp .. Speaker at M.L.R. Breakfast .. Officers Meetings .. Insurance .. Callaway Bank (S.D. Box) . P.O. Box rent . . Debit on INSF ck. (David Barney) Debit on exchange Canada ck. .. Refund (Robert Doman) .. Grand Lodge (dues cards) . '!'ruman Film Project .. Ovid Bell Press (Lit. Harv. II & Facts, Fables & F.) .. Honorarum ..

$

65.00 1,581.05 1,063.86 181.33 2,432.57 294.99 91.26 108.64 178.00 12.00 49.00 10.00 3.34 15.00 180.00 5,000.00 28,607.29 1,000.00

$40,873.33 FRAN"K W. HAzELRIGG, JR. SECRETARYtrREASURER


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Membership 6/30/92 New Members

ACTIVE

~

~

~

IQIAL...

10

901 74

608 21

112 3

8

1639 98

10

975

629

115

8

1737

Deaths Resigned

18 57

15 23

4

33 84

Total out

75

38

4

117

900

591

111

TOTAL

Membership 6/30/93

10

8

1620

SECRETARYSREPORT 1992 -- 1993 BRETHREN:

For the year 1992 - 1993 our membership shows a loss of nineteen (19) members, which leaves a total membership of 1620. There were 98 new members, lost by death, 33, resigned or suspended for non payment of dues, 84. The past year two books have been mailed to the membership "Masonic Literary Harvest II" by Charles W. Ohrvall, editor and "Facts, Fables and Fantasies of Freemasonry" by William A. Brown. The new Brochure "An Invitation" that has been printed this year should be good for those considering membership in The Missouri Lodge of Research. The brochure was updated by Charles W. Ohrvall, Worshipful Master. I would like to thank our editor, Ronald E. Wood, Jr. for his help and keeping me as informed as to his work as editor. My thanks to Charles W. Ohrvall, Worshipful Master and the Officers of the Missouri Lodge of Research for their support and help this past year. FRANK W. HAzELRIGG, JR. SECRETARy!rREASURER

SECRETARY TREASURER COMBINED REPORT FOR 1992 ~ 1993 YEAR BALANCE Callaway Bank Checking Acc. 6/30/92 Deposits (7/1/92 thru 6/30/93)

$17,059.94 27,129.48


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Balance & Deposits Disbursements Ck. #1963 thru 2015)

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44,189.42 .40,873.33

$ 3,316.09 180.00

Outstanding Check #2015 Balance: Callaway Bank 6/30/93...................................... OTHER ASSETS: Callaway Bank C.D. Callaway Bank C.D. Callaway Bank C.D. Callaway Bank C.D.

#24396 #18417 #41668 #41669

@ 3.4% @ 3.4% @ 3.5% @ 3.5%

3,496.09

.400.00 500.00 6,997.06 6,997.06 14,894.12

FffiST BANK SAVING & LOAN: Money Market Ace. #1828801901 Balance: 7/1/92 Interest Paid

7.661.22 145.00

Balance: 3/2/93 C.D.#1828121225439 Balance: 7/1/92 Interest paid

12,091.89 445.38

Balance: 3/1/93

12,537.27

SAVING ACC. #3828301140 Opened with the two accounts above; Balance: 3/1/93 Interest Paid Withdrawal: 4/13/93

7,806.22

20,343.49 162.42 7,000.00

Balance: 6/30/93 C.D. #828501002396 First Bank Balance July 1, 1992 Interest Paid

. .48,466.95 2,059.99

Balance: June 30, 1993 Total all assets as of June 30, 1993

13,505.91

50,526.94 -

$ 82,423.06

Fraternally submitted, FRANK W. HAzELRIGG, JR. SECRETARy!TREASURER

M.W. Grand Master Arnold entertained a motion that the printed Reports and Supplement of the Officers Reports be received and printed in the PROCEEDINGS..The motion was made, seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge the Reports were RECEIVED.


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE To the Grand Lodge A.F. and AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

The Grand Lodge has continued to maintain insurance covering the Grand Lodge, as well as blanket coverage covering each Blue Lodge including comprehensive public liability, medical payments, fidelity, money and securities, depositor's forgery, and paraphernalia. The Grand Lodge also has maintained a Workers' Compensation policy, a building and contents policy covering the Grand Lodge building, and its contents only, an inland marine policy covering special contents contained in the Grand Lodge building, all of which have been written by the Travelers' Insurance Company through Chapman-Sander Insurance Agency. There has additionally been a director's and officer's liability policy placed through the same agency with Cincinnati Insurance Company. The overall cost of the premiums of these policies is $89,167.00. The type and nature of claims presented for payment through these policies since our Grand Session of October 5 and 6, 1992 are as follows: 03/09/93 04/15/93 05/13/93 05/13/93

- paraphernalia/theft; Amount open - paraphernalia/theft; open - medical pay benefits; open - medical pay benefits; open

We have been informed by our insurance agents who have been in contact with Thompkins and Company of San Leandro, California, the supervising general agents for this program, that they are seeking and contemplating competitive bids for the replacement of the 'fravelers' Company, however, the policy form and coverage will remain in tact. The 'fravelers' Insurance Company remains as the company covering the Grand Lodge to and through the 1993 Grand Lodge session. During the 1992 - 1993 Grand Lodge year, we have received no further inquiry nor have we been able to discover any comparable coverage in the form presently presented at comparable or better rates. I hereby move that this report be received, accepted and printed in the proceedings. Fraternally submitted, I. TOYBES, Chairman Insurance Committee

STEVEN

The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge ACCEPI'ED.

MOTION The Insurance Committee, pursuant to Section 25.170 of the Constitution and B~Laws of the Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, recommeJ1.ds renewal of all present insurance policies in force and effect for the Grand Lodge presently with the 'fravel-


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ers' Insurance Company and Cincinnati Insurance Company. The approximate cost for the blanket insurance is $1.19 per capita assessment for each Blue Lodge in Missouri and the overall costs of premiums to be approximately $89,167.00. That further, the committee be empowered to ascertain if there is like or similar coverage with a major insurance carrier at a more favorable premium, and, if so, the Insurance Committee be empowered to cancel the existing insurance and replace it with more favorable coverage. Further, that should Thompkins and Company replace the Travelers' Insurance Company as the carrier under the insurance form presently in effect that this Committee be empowered to replace the Travelers' Insurance Company with that selected by Thompkins and Company, assuming said company to be a major and stable insurance carrier. For purposes of placing the question before the Grand Lodge, I move that the Grand Lodge accept a renewal of the existing insurance policies for the ensuing year. Fraternally submitted,

I. TOYBES, Chairman Insurance Committee

STEVEN

The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge ACCEPTED. M.W. Arnold asked R.W. 'Ibybes questions concerning the blanket insurance coverage. The questions and answers were as follows: Ques. - How many claims have been made since the last Annual Communication? Ans. - Two claims for paraphernalia were filed. Ques. - Does this policy cover flood damage? Ans. - Flood damage to the building is not covered but damage to paraphernalia from the flood is covered. Ques. - What is the definition of "per capita" when calculating the premium. Ans. - The "per capita" includes all members in good standing as of June 30 of the previous year of the preparation of the annual return of the lodge. All members in good standing includes 50 year members and members whose dues have been remitted.

CONTINUED REPORT OF THE JURISPRUDENCE COMMITTEE M.W. Vern Schneider brought to the attention of the Grand Lodge that the defeat of the proposal to amend Section 7.060 on Monday afternoon does not modify the duty of a lodge to open on all three degrees at any stated communication. 5. Proposal to amend Section 15.020 by adding a sentence to the first paragraph (see bottom of Page 57 and top of Page 58 of the pocket part insert for 1992-93).

PROPOSAL TO AMEND SECTION 15.020 Add Additional Sentence to 1st Paragraph. Now Reads: The first sections of the 1st and 2nd degree, and the first and second sections of the 3rd degree cannot be conferred on


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more than one candidate at the same time. In conferring the third degree on any candidate, the first and second sections of the degree must be without any break in their continuity. SHALL BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: Add this Additional Sentence: Each degree must be conferred in it's entirety at the same communication.

Statement ofPurpose: To make it impossible for a lodge to postpone a lecture. Our candidates should not be cheated and the moral lessons of our lectures should not be lessened by postponement. In the judgment of the Jurisprudence Committee this proposal was moot. The proposal would add language which already appears l!t ~ a2 Qf~ ~ lllU1, except that the proposed amendment contains a grammatical error in that the word "its" is spelled "it's". Since the matter was moot the Jurisprudence Committee recommended that the Grand Master rule that the proposal was out of order. M.W. Arnold by right of his office ruled that the proposal was out of order. 6. Proposal to change By-Laws to the extent of reinstating various sections pertaining to Territorial Jurisdiction. (See proposal at middle of page 58 of pocket part insert for 1992-93).

PROPOSAL TO CHANGE BY-LAWS Reinstate Sections 13.020, 21.010, 21.020, 21.030, 21.040, 21.050, 21.060, 21.070, 21.090 as printed in Book of Constitution and ByLaws 1958 Edition and reprinted in 1977. To include 1980-134 as added to 21.010 in 1980. Delete Sections 21.010 as printed in 1990 Cumulative Pocket Part and Section 21.011 and 21.021 of Article 21.

Purpose: To restore Territorial Jurisdiction over petitions to the lodge in which the Petitioner lives. It does not restrict a Petitioner from joining another lodge but does allow the Master and Members of a lodge to know who in their Jurisdiction is applying for Membership in our Fraternity. M.W. Schneider stated: "Essentially the proposal is designed to reinstate the Territorial Jurisdictional rules which prevailed before 1977. Following a study by a special committee which served over a period of several years the Grand Lodge repealed the former provisions in part due to their complexity as evidenced by Section 21.010 which begins at the bottom of Page 75 of the 1958 edition of the Constitution and By-Laws. The Grand Master and the Grand Lodge officers strongly oppose the proposal to reinstate the Territorial Jurisdictional provisions which prevailed prior to 1977.


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While the Jurisprudence Committee believes that it is inappropriate to seek to reinstate former By-Laws in the manner suggested, it respects the right of the Grand Lodge to express its opinion in the matter. The Jurisprudence Committee strongly opposes the proposal and, therefore, invites any party from the floor to propose the adoption of the same, if he sees fit to do so." The motion to adopt was made from the floor, seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge DEFEATED. 7. Proposal to amend Section 22.020 ARTICLE 22 ENDOWED MEMBERSHIP 22.020. Purchase in Honor or in Memory Any individual, group, organization or lodge may purchase an endowed membership in honor of or in memory of any Master Masons, living or deceased, who is or was at the time of his death, a member in good standing of the Missouri Lodge or members in good standing of a Lodge in any Grand Jurisdiction recognized by the Grand Lodge of Missouri. A lodge may make such phrases in honor or memory of one or more of its members, and only after a favorable vote of the lodge. Statement ofPurpose:

To provide that a lodge may purchase an endowed membership in honor of one or more Master Masons of the lodge. In the judgement of the Jurisprudence Committee the proposal violated a basic principle of law pertaining to not for profit organizations. That general principle is that the funds of a charitable organization are not to be used for the private benefit of the members of the organization. The Grand Lodge Officers were strongly opposed to the proposal and the Committee on Jurisprudence took a similar position and, therefore, invited any party from the floor to propose the adoption of the same, if he saw fit to do so. The motion to adopt was made from the floor, seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge DEFEATED. 8. PROPOSAL TO AMEND SECTION 22.040 SECTION 22.040. FORWARDING FEES TO THE GRAND SECRETARY. A. Installments in multiples of $100.00 may be made to the Grand Lodge. The endowed membership will become effective on the 1st of January of the second year after the final installment is made. Installment funds will be deposited into the Endowed Membership Account and become a part of that fund. No funds will be due the local lodge until the second year after the individual's membership is fully endowed. Statement ofPurpose:

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allow for the purchase of an endowed membership by installments. M.W. Schneider stated: It is the belief of the Committee on Jurisprudence that this proposal for installment membership should include directions as to the disposition of income earned prior to the effective date of the endowed membership. The second sentence states that the endowed membership would become effective on the 1st of January of the second year after the final installment is made. In view of the failure of the proponents to address the handling of income earned prior to that date it is recommended that a semi colon be placed after the word "made" and that the sentence should continue with the following language: "however, any income earned prior thereto inures to the Grand Lodge." M.W. Arnold asked that the word "inures" be replaced. M.W. Schneider said that "shall be payable" would replace the word "inures." M.W. Schneider stated that the Grand Lodge Officers unanimously supported this amendment and that it now read as follows: SECTION 22.040. FORWARDING FEES TO THE GRAND SECRETARY.

A. Installments in multiples of $100.00 may be made to the Grand Lodge. The endowed membership will become effective on the 1st of January of the second year after the final installment is made; however, any income earned prior thereto shall be payable to the Grand Lodge. Installment funds will be deposited into the Endowed Membership Account and become a part of that fund. No funds will be due the local lodge until the second year after the individual's membership is fully endowed. The Jurisprudence Committee made no recommendation or approval for this resolution but, subject to the above language change, found it to be in proper form and M.W. Schneider moved for the adoption of the substitute motion to incorporate the recommended change in language. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge APPROVED.

9. PROPOSAL TO AMEND SECTION 22.060 SECTION 22.060. DISTRmUTION

The Income from such fund shall be distributed annually to the endowed lodges by the tenth day of January. The per capita due Grand Lodge as set forth in Section 10.040 per endowed membership holder shall be deducted from the income before payment is made to the lodge; provided that no income shall be distributed on any endowed membership until January 1 of the 2nd calendar year after such fee, paid in full, is deposited with the Grand Secretary. The Grand Lodge shall never be entitled to more than 50% of the income from each endowed membership.


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Statement ofPurpose:

Allows for distribution after installments are "paid in full" and ensures that Grand Lodge per capita withholding from endowed memberships does not exceed 50% of the income. M.W. Schneider stated that "At the middle of page 59 of the pocket part a typographical error appears in that number 15.020 appears instead of 22.060. The Jurisprudence Committee makes no recommendation for or against the adoption of the resolution but finds it to be in the proper form subject to the correction of the section number. The Grand Lodge Oflicers unanimously approve the proposa1." M.W. Schneider moved for the adoption of the proposal. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge was ADOPTED. 10. PROPOSAL TO AMEND SECTION 22.090 SECTION

22.090.

SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION.

Holder of endowed membership certificates are subject to all provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, and loss of membership due to suspension or expulsion shall automatically terminate such endowed membership certificate, such certificate in itself is not an avouchment of Good Standing in a Missouri Lodge. The lodge which held the endowed membership at the time of suspension or expulsion, as provided herein, shall continue to receive the revenues earned from such endowed membership less such amount equal to Grand Lodge per capita subject to Section 22.060 distribution requirements. Statement ofPurpose:

To ensure that withholding for Grand Lodge per capita does not exceed 50% of the income from endowed membership::;. M.W. Schneider stated: "The adoption of this proposal is necessarily dependent upon the adoption of the proposed amendment of Section 22.060. It is the belief of the Committee on Jurisprudence that this section has not been adequately drafted at a minimum. The Committee recommends that the bottom of Page 59 of the pocket part beginning at the last full line the language of the proposal should provide as follows: "equal to the amount due to the Grand Lodge, subject to the limitation set forth in Section 22.060." The Committee has no information as to the opinion of the Grand Lodge Offices concerning this proposal. The Jurisprudence Committee makes no recommendation or approval for the resolution but finds it to be in proper form, subject to the recommended modification of the language beginning at the last full line on


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Page 59 of the pocket part and the carry over to the next line." The amended proposal was as follows:

PROPOSAL TO AMEND SECTION 22.090 SECTION 22.090. SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION.

Holders of endowed membership certificates are subject to all provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, and loss of membership due to suspension or expulsion shall automatically terminate such endowed membership certificate, such certificate in itself is not an avouchment of Good Standing in a Missouri Lodge. The lodge which held the endowed membership at the time of suspension or expulsion, as provided herein, shall continue to receive the revenues earned from such endowed membership less such amount equal to the amount due to the Grand Lodge, subject to the limitation set forth in Section 22.060. M.W. Schneider moved for the adoption of the proposal as amended. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge ADOPTED. 11. Proposal to amend Section 25.110.

PROPOSAL TO AMEND SECTION 25.110 THE AMENDED SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Use of the word "Masonic" or any other term, sign or symbol of Freemasonry for commercial or business purposes is prohibited unless used for Lodge - related promotions or activities. Use of the word "Masonic" or any other term, sign, or symbol of Freemasonry for political advertising is strictly prohibited. Statement ofPurpose:

The subordinate lodges are currently experiencing the opportunity to promote masonry and their respective lodges through certain fund raising events, and educational and charitable programs. There is a lack of information or interpretation of the proper use and display of the Masonic emblem, Le. the Square and Compasses when used in or at fund-raising events and charitable activities. The use of the Square and Compasses to promote lodge-related activities would greatly enhance public awareness and recognition of the Masonic fraternity, and its contributions to communities and society. M.W. Schneider stated: "It is the belief of the Committee on Jurisprudence that this proposal


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would create confusion. The term "lodge related promotions and activities" leads itself to many interpretations. In effect it would give a blank check to every lodge in the state to apply its interpretation to the term. Most importantly, the Committee on Jurisprudence believes that the adoption of this proposal would raise a profound risk with respect to the Fraternity's tax exempt status. It could also adversely affect the Fraternity's proprietary rights with respect to the Masonic Symbol. Both the Grand Lodge Officers and the Committee on Jurisprudence strongly recommend that this proposal should not be adopted. If anyone from ~,he floor sees fit to recommend the adoption of this proposal, he may do so. The motion to adopt was made from the floor, seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge DEFEATED. 12. Section 10.040 - Proposal tabled in 1992 for action in 1993. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS (Tabled in 1992 for Action in 1993) SECTION

10.040. GRAND LoDGE DUES.

Each lodge pays eight dollars and fifty cents ($8.50) to the Grand Lodge for each Master Mason (except those whose dues have been remitted and those exempted under Section (a) of Section 18.050) reported in the annual return, which dues include a subscription to The Freemason magazine. The Grand Lodge, promptly as collected, pays two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) for each Master Mason to the Masonic Home of Missouri. M.W. Schneider stated: "The Committee takes no position one way or another. The Committee on Jurisprudence is informed that the Grand Lodge Officers strongly support the proposal and desire to raise the dues to the extent of $.50 in order to provide $.25 for the benefit of the George Washington Memorial Association and $.25 for the benefit of the Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc. We take no position on this." M.W. Schneider stated that the proposal was in proper form and moved for its adoption. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge ADOPTED. 13. Section 32.080 - The proposal was tabled in 1992. SECTION 32.080. PETITION FOR RESTORATION.

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the Grand Lodge for Restoration. The Petition for Restoration must be made by a letter requesting restoration, addressed to the Grand Lodge, personally signed by the Freemason and must be filled with the Grand Secretary not later than thirty days prior to an Annual Communication. The Grand Secretary shall forward the petition to the Chairman of the Grand Lodge Committee on Appeals and Grievances, who shall cause an investigation to be made. The Chairman of the Appeals and Grievances Committee shall represent the report of the actions of the Committee, with its recommendations, to the Grand Lodge. A two-thirds favorable vote is required to restore a Freemason who has been indefinitely suspended or expelled by a Lodge no longer in eXistence or by the Grand Lodge. If the Grand Lodgf' approves thf' Petition, the Freemason is restored; and the Grand Secret.:'1ry, as soon as practicable, shall prepare and forward to him the official Dimit Without Privileges of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. The restoration of an indefinitely suspended or expelled Freemason by the Grand Lodge does not restore him to membership in his lodge. The Grand Lodge shall not receive the Petition for Restoration of an indefinitely suspended or expelled Freemason sooner than 5 years from the date of suspension or expulsion, or the satisfaction of any sentence imposed upon him by a court of law, whichever is later, or from the date of a prior petition or restoration. Statement ofPurpose:

To establish procedures for restoration of a Freemason who has been indefinitely suspended or expelled by a lodge no longer in existence or by the Grand Lodge. M.W. Schneider stated: "The Committee has given additional consideration to this matter and proposes that the last paragraph of the proposal should be modified to provide as follows:

CORRECTION TO PROPOSED SECTION 32.080 The last paragraph of proposed Section 32.080 is corrected to read as follows: The Grand Lodge shall not receive the Petition for Restoration from a Freemason who has been indefinitely suspended or expelled by the Grand Lodge sooner than five (5) years from the date of suspension or expulsion, or from a Freemason who has been indefinitely suspended or expelled by a lodge no longer in existence, sooner than three (3) years from the date of suspension or expulsion, or in either case from the date of satisfaction of any sentence imposed upon him by a court of law, whichever is later, or from the date of a prior petition for restoration.


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This proposal is strongly recommended by the Grand Master and favored by the Grand Lodge Officers." The word "Freemason" in the substitute proposal was changed to "person" at the suggestion from the floor and M.W. Arnold. The substitute proposal was as follows: SECTION 32.080. PETITION FOR RESTORATION.

A person who has been indefinitely suspended or expelled by a lodge no longer in existence or by the Grand Lodge may petition the Grand Lodge for Restoration. The Petition for Restoration must be made by a letter requesting restoration, addressed to the Grand Lodge, personally signed by the person and must be filed with the Grand Secretary not later than thirty days prior to an Annual Communication. The Grand Secretary shall forward the petition to the Chairman of the Grand Lodge Committee on Appeals and Grievances, who shall cause an investigation to be made. The Chairman of the Appeals and Grievances Committee shall present the report of the actions of the Committee, with its recommendations, to the Grand Lodge. A two-thirds favorable vote is required to restore a person who has been indefinitely suspended or expelled by a Lodge no longer in existence or by the Grand Lodge. If the Grand Lodge approves the Petition, the person is restored; and the Grand Secretary, as soon as practicable, shall prepare and forward to him the official Dimit Without Privileges of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. The restoration of an indefinitely suspended or expelled person by the Grand Lodge does not restore him to membership in his lodge. The Grand Lodge shall not receive the Petition for Restoration from a person who has been indefinitely suspended or expelled by the Grand Lodge sooner than five (5) years from the date of suspension or expulsion, or from a person who has been indefinitely suspended or expelled by a lodge no longer in existence, sooner than three (3) years from the date of suspension or expulsion, or in either case from the date of satisfaction of any sentence imposed upon him by a court oflaw, whichever is later, or from the date of a prior petition for restoration. M.W. Schneider moved for the adoption of the substitute proposal. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge ADOPI'ED. 14. Proposal to adopt a new section to be described as Section 35.021. SECTION 35.021. EMERGENCY CHANGE OR REPEAL.

Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 35.020, an emergency change or repeal of any section of the Grand Lodge By-Laws may be proposed by submitting the amendment to the Grand Secretary in the form required in Section 35.020 with an additional statement as to why the proposal should be considered an emergency. The proposal must be submitted not later than ninety (90) days prior to the


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next Annual Communication. The Grand Secretary shall immediately forward the proposal to the Committee on Jurisprudence who shall report to the Grand Master on the form and advisability of the proposal not later than thirty (30) days prior to the next Annual Communication. If the Grand Master, with the concurrence of the Deputy Grand Master, Senior Grand Warden, Junior Grand Warden, or any two of them, determines that the proposal should be considered at the forthcoming Annual Communication, he shall instruct the Jurisprudence Committee to propose the same as an emergency action. The proposal shall be read as part of the Jurisprudence ,Committee's Report on the first day of the Annual Communication, re-read the second day, and approval of same shall require a two-thirds vote. An emergency is defined as any amendment or repeal of a Grand Lodge By-Law requiring the immediate action of the Grand Lodge in the best interests of the fraternity. Purpose: To provide a method for the amendment or repeal of the Grand Lodge By-Laws when immediate action is necessary and when it would be imprudent to wait a year for the action of the Grand Lodge.

M.W. Schneider stated: "After careful consideration of this proposal, without affecting the substance of the proposal, it is the belief of the Committee on Jurisprudence that several cosmetic changes should be made in the language before it is acted upon by the Grand Lodge." He recommended that the first three references to "Annual Communication" should be changed to "Communication, either Annual or Special." The first of these three references is at the end of the first paragraph of the proposed legislation. Also, he recommended that the proposed definition of an "emergency" be modified to provide as follows: "An emergency is defined as a circumstance requiring the immediate enactment of an amendment or repeal of one or more Grand Lodge ByLaws in the best interests of the Fraternity." He further recommended the addition of a sentence at the end of the third paragraph of the proposed legislation to provide as follows: If a Special Communication of the Grand Lodge shall have been called for the purpose of considering emergency legislation, the proposal shall be read as a part of the Jurisprudence Committee's Report, which shall be presented promptly after the opening of the Special Communication and approval of same shall require a twothirds vote. Purpose: 'Ib avoid the layover for one year of a matter requiring urgent attention. In the event of an extraordinary ~mergency it is possible that a special Communication of the Grand Lodge might be required. An example of a situation requiring action would be one in which new federal legislation pertaining to not for profit corporations and particularly fraternal organizations might require prompt internal legislative action by the Grand Lodge."


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The substitute proposal was as follows: SECTION 35.021. EMERGENCY CHANGE OR REPEAL. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 35.020, an emergency change or repeal of any section of the Grand Lodge By-Laws may be proposed by submitting the amendment to the Grand Secretary in the form required in Section 35.020 with an additional statement as to why the proposal should be considered an emergency. The proposal must be submitted not later than ninety (90) days prior to the next Communication, either Annual or Special. The Grand Secretary shall immediately forward the proposal to the Committee on Jurisprudence who shall report to the Gr'!I1d Master on the form and advisability of the proposal not later than thirty (30) days prior to the next Communication, either Annual or Special. If the Grand Master, with the concurrence of the Deputy Grand Master, Senior Grand Warden, ,Junior Grand Warden, or any two of them, determines that the proposal should be considered at the forthcoming Communication, either Annual or Special, he shall instruct the Jurisprudence Committee to propose the same as an emergency action. The proposal shall be read as part of the Jurisprudence Committee's Report on the first day of the Annual Communication, re-read the second day, and approval of same shall require a two-thirds vote. If a Special Communication of the Grand Lodge shall have been called for the purpose of considering emergency legislation, the proposal shall be read as a part of the Jurisprudence Committee's Report, which shall be presented promptly after the opening of the Special Communication and approval of same shall require a twothirds vote. An emergency is defined as a circumstance requiring the immediate enactment or repeal of one or more Grand Lodge By-Laws in the best interests of an amendment of the Fraternity. M.W. Schneider stated that the position of the Grand Lodge Officers was not known but that he moved for the adoption of the substitute motion to reflect the changes of the proposal per the recommendation of the Jurisprudence Committee. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge APPROVED. M.W. Schneider stated that the Resolution read on Monday, September 27, 1993 would be considered for Grand Lodge action at that time. He reminded the Grand Lodge that a 2/3 favorable vote was necessary for adoption. The resolution was as follows:

RESOLUTION Whereas Stanton T. Brown served with distinction as Grand Lecturer of the Grand Lodge of Missouri for many years; Whereas he retired from that office in 1992; Now therefore be it resolved that in recognition of his long and distin-


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guished service as Grand Lecturer, Stanton T. Brown is hereby designated as Grand Lecturer Emeritus with no duties or responsibilities to be associated with that title. Resolution Fraternally submitted by: P.G.M.'s Vern H. Schneider, Walter L. Walker, J. Morgan Donnelson, Thomas K. McGuire, Jr., D. Robert Downey, Earl K. Dille, Daniel F. Cole, P. Vincent Kinkead, William J. Hill, J. Edward Blinn, Robert D. Jenkins. M.W. Schneider stated that the Jurisprudence Committee and Grand Lodge Officers unanimously supported this resolution. He moved for the adoption of the resolution. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge ADOPTElJ. M.W. Schneider stated that the Report of the Jurisprudence Committee was concluded and moved that the report as amended by the Grand Lodge be adopted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge ADOPTED. Fraternally submitted, VERN H. SCHNEIDER, P.G.M., CHARLES E. BECRAFT DOUGLAS D. RIITERSKAMP

Chairman

WALTER L. WALKER, P.G.M. LAWRENCE N. WEENICK

REPORT OF YOUR COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RELATIONS To the Grand Lodge A.R & A.M. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

Former President Dwight David Eisenhower was quoted as saying that "The history of free men is not really written by chance - but by choice." I would like to take that quotation and turn it around just a little to say that the future of your Lodge is not and will not be written by chance but by choice - your choice. As active members of your Lodge, you can, will and must make a difference. The future of your Lodge rests upon your shoulders. There have been many Lodges this year that have decided to act upon the future. There are some Lodges with more degree work than they can handle. The future potential members of this fraternity are out there - we need to get out there and find them. You and I know that we have the best fraternity in the world. We need to strongly encourage other Lodges to use this program. You have the tools to get the job done and we continue to be here to help. I was extended an invitation by the President of the Conference of Grand Secretaries of North America, to present a "Focus On The Future" program at their annual meeting held in Hot Springs, Arkansas in February of this year. With the approval of Most Worshipful Brother Frank Ames Arnold, it was my pleasure to attend and perform the program. The Grand Lodge of Missouri is a well-respected Grand Lodge in North Ameri-


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ca. The program was received well by all in attendance. I thank Most Worshipful Bro. Frank Ames Arnold and Rt. Wor. Bro. Terry C. Alexander for allowing me the opportunity to be of service to this organization. Your Committee on Public Relations has indeed been very busy during this Grand Lodge yea! of 1992 - 1993. The Committee was represented at nearly all of the Area l\leetings hosted by our Grand Master and or Deputy Grand Master. At these Area Meetings and at occasions where we spoke at Lodges we continue to see an upswing in the morale of the Craft. We have issued numerous press releases and helped with several projects. We have enjoyed our good work relationship with the Committee on Masonic Education and Chairman Richard L. Smith and all other Committees of the Grand Lodge. Your Committees are all working together for the betterment of Masonry. Your Committee would like to thank all the Lodges that hosted a "Focus on the Future" program or some other sort of membership recruitment evening. There are a wide variety of programs that can be used. We have many Lodges with some innovative ideas and programs. Congratulations to you all! In the Eastern portion of the state, there was a successfully planned and implemented "Masonic Family Night" at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Over 500 Masons attended this special evening, the entire Masonic Fraternity received some great publicity. Seven individuals were introduced prior to the start of the game before 45,000 plus people. A group of beautiful Job's Daughters sang the National Anthem in front of this sell-out crowd. A special Thank You goes to Dave Jacobi for all his hard work and dedication to the Fraternity. Dave is a big hearted Mason. The evening would not have been successful ifit wasn't for Dave. My thanks for all the Lodges and Masonic groups for attending this history-making event. Because of the great amount of publicity we received and great fellowship that was shared this evening, this event should be carried across the jurisdiction in the coming years. It has been my pleasure to serve as Chairman of this Committee for the past three years under M.W. Brothers Daniel F. Cole, D. Robert Downey and of course Frank Ames Arnold. I thank each and everyone of you for allowing me this opportunity to be of service to the Fraternity. A committee chairman is only as good as the Committee that supports him. Your committee members are no exception. I salute and thank Brothers Paul Elliott, Fritz Hegeman, Marvin Frost, Richard Edwards and P. Vincent Kinkead who have served so loyally. They have made my job as Chairman an easy task. They each realize what needs to be done, and they go out and do it. To our Ex-Officio members, Frank Ames Arnold, Dale Motter, Gordon Hopkins and Jim Cobban, we certainly appreciate your support and encouragement. Thank you Most Worshipful Bro. Frank, my prayers are with you and Mrs. Arnold. A very special Thank You from myself goes to Rt. Wor. Bro. and friend, Terry C. Alexander, Grand Secretary, for not only his friendship, but counsel and eagerness to do whatever needs to be done to get the job done and done well. Terry, my prayers are with you and Paula and two very important future Masons of the state of Missouri, Scott and Todd. May your lives be filled with all the happiness and joy this world has to offer. To his


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great staff, Darlene, Mary, Becky and Judy, you are indeed a pleasure to work with. I wish for each of you all the very best. Another very special Thank You goes <>ut to a very respected and honored Past Grand Master. I appreciate your input, your knowledge of not only the Fraternity, but life in general, and your love and support. You certainly are Freemasonry at its very best. I need not mention his name, I feel certain he knows who he is. I certainly appreciate those long heart to heart conversations. I wish for you and your lovely lady all the very best. To Diane, Julie, Amy and J.C., a truly special kind of Thank You! Thanks for all your understanding and love for allowing me to do something that I love to do -live and promote Freemasonry. To Marvin Frost, the new Chairman of the Committee, I extend to you my best wishes. If there is anything, anything at all, that I may do for you, please do not hesitate to call and I will be there! Respectfully and fraternally submitted, PAUL ELLIOTT FREDERICK "FRITZ" HEGEMAN RICHARD EDWARDS DALE C. MOTIER, EX-OFFICIO JAMES H. COBBAN, EX-OFFICIO

MARVIN FROST

:P. VINCENT KINKEAD, :P.G.M. FRANK AMEs ARNOLD, EX-OFFICIO GoRDON E. HOPKINS, EX-OFFICIO JEFF KITSMILLER, Chairman

SUPPLEMENT REPORT OF THE PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

R.W. Kitsmiller stated that in honor of Brother John J. Robinson, who recently died, the Public Relations Committee voted to donate $1000 out of their budget in the name of the Grand Lodge of Missouri to the Center for Masonic Information administered by the Masonic Service Association. R.W. Brother Kitsmiller moved that the Report of the Public Relations Committee and Supplement be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge ACCEPTED. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS To the Grand Lodge, AR & AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

The Ways and Means Committee met on September 4, 1993. The expenditures of all the accounts were examined and they were found to be in order and were charged to the proper fund. The disbursements for the present budget year were reviewed and we found that none of the accounts had been exceeded. The following budget for the budget year from October 15, 1993 to October 14, 1994 is as follows:


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BY DIRECT APPROPRIATION QE THE GRAND LODGE Account 1 Salary - Grand Secretary 2 Salary - Grand ~cturer 3 Salary - Grand 'I'reasurer Retirement Expense 4 5 Masonic Service Association - Per Capita 6 Masonic Service Association - Hospital Visitation Operating Expenses - Grand Lodge Office Building 7 8 9 Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodge 10 The Freemason Magazine 11

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$ 34,000.00 20,000.00 1,500.00 10,500.00 3,250.00 5,000.00 7,000.00

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lIT REQUISITION .QE THE GRAND MASTER 20 21 22 22A 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Expenses - Grand Master . . Expenses - Grand Lecturer Expenses - Grand Lodge Officers and Committees . Expenses - Deputy Grand Master . Conferences of Grand Lodge Officerrs . . Conference of D.D.G.M. & D.D.G.L Conferences of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries Auditing . Grand Master's Contingency Fund . Expense of Grand Lodge . Speakers Bureau . Area Meetings . Youth Organizations Assistance .

12,000.00 9,000.00 6,000.00 3,000.00 6,500.00 3,200.00 6,000.00 2,500.00 4,000.00 23,000.00 1,000.00 13,000.00 3,000.00

BY REQUISITION .QE THE GRAND SECRETARY 40 41 42 42A 43

44 45 46 47 48 49

Salaries - Grand Lodge Office Staff Employee Tax Expense Insurance Health Insurance Operation of Grand Lodge Office: A. Printing, Postage and Stationery B. Telephone and Telegraph C. Office Equipment D. Office Supplies E. Incidental Office Expense F. Office Improvement Incidental and Travel Expenses - Grand Secretary Grand Master's Regalia

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56,000.00 10,500.00 11,300.00 14,000.00

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25,000.00 6,000.00 10,000.00 3,750.00 2,000.00 5,000.00 1,500.00 6,500.00

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BY REQUISITION Q.E COMMITTEES 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57

Correspondence Masonic Education Ritual Relief and Charity By-Laws Mileage and Per Diem Ptlblic Relations Long Range Planning Expense

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TOTAL

1,000.00 17,050.00 600.00 15,000.00 5,000.00 75,000.00 10,000.00 1,000.00 $568,450.00

Section 3.100 of the By-Laws requires that this report shall include the itemized balance of the General Fund, if any, and the source and amount of income received in the preceding fiscal year which was available for the operation of the Grand Lodge. The sources of income available for the operation of the Grand Lodge are the interest from investments and a portion of the per capita tax. The per capita tax is calculated by subtracting the Masonic Home per capita tax from the total per capita tax received as reported on the audit report. The income received is as follows: Per capita tax Late fees From Reserve Funds Interest from the following accounts: A. Checking B. Permanent Fund C. General Fund D. Endowment Fund TOTAL

.. $381,348.00 2,876.00 . 44,485.00 . .. . . .

2,788.00 16,409.00 58,302.00 2,242.00 $508,450.00

Respectfully submi tted, PAUL LANGEMACH WILLIAM H. CHAPMAN W. MARION LUNA JOHN E. WETZEL, Chairman

R.W. Brother Wetzel moved that the report and budget of the Ways and Means Committee be approved and accep,ted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge APPROVED and ACCEPTED.


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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE GRAND LODGE CONSTITUTION AND GRAND LODGE BY-LAWS Presented to lie over for Action at the 173rd Annual Communication to be held in Columbia during September 1994. R.W. Brother Terry C. Alexander, Grand Secretary, read the following proposed ~llT'endments:

PROPOSAL TO AMEND ARTICLE 2, SECTION 2.040 SECTION 2.040. GRAND SECRETARY.

(L) Prepares and distributes a uniform receipt for dues. Cross reference: Dues, 18.010 Lodges must use the uniform receipt for dues prepared by the Grand Secretary. No lodge may print its own receipt. 1926 - 21. A receipt for lodge dues must be signed personally by the secretary of the lodge. A typewritten signature of the Secretary, or by rubber stamp or other mechanical device is not sufficient. 1950 - 20; 1951 - 21. Dues receipt cards cannot be furnished imprinted with either the lodge secretary's name or the lodge seal. 1972 - 118.

CHANGES READ AS FOLLOWS SECTION 2.040. GRAND SECRETARY.

(L) Prepares and distributes a uniform receipt for dues. Cross reference: Dues, 18.010 Lodges must use the uniform receipt for dues prepared by the Grand Secretary. No lodge may print its own receipt. 1926 - 21. A receipt for lodge dues can be signed by the lodge secretary, or by other means, as deemed proper by the Grand Secretary. Dues receipt cards may be furnished imprinted with either the lodge secretary's name, and or the lodge's seal. Statement of Purpose:

With ever increasing demands on the time of the lodge secretaries, this change will allow much quicker preparation of the dues cards. RAYMOND R. SANDERS, JR.

Past Master Solomon Lodge No. 271 G. BUD Past Master Solomon Lodge No. 271 J. EDWARD BLINN Past Master Webster Lodge No. 98 ROBERT

JIM COBBAN

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PROPOSAL TO AMEND ARTICLE II, SECTION 7.060 Add the following paragraph to the existing Section 7.060: A STATED COMMUNICATION requires subordinate lodges to open on the first, second and third degrees. Statement ofPurpose:

The existing Constitution and By-Laws does not presently state this requirement. RW. Bro. H.V. "Jake" Jacobs - Mechanicsville #260 RW. Bro. R.R Chapple - Mechanicsville #260 R.W. Bro. J.D. Bell - Palestine #241

PROPOSAL TO AMEND SECTION 10.040 RESOLVED: That Section 10.040 be repealed and a new Section 10.040 be adopted, as follows: SECTION

10.040 - GRAND LODGE

DUES.

Each lodge pays nine dollars and fifty cents ($9.50) to the Grand Lodge for each Master Mason (except those whose dues have been remitted and those exempted under Section 18.050(a) reported in the annual return, which dues include a subscription to The Freemason magazine. The Grand Lodge, promptly as collected, pays two dollars fifty cents ($2.50) for each Master Mason to the Masonic Home of Missouri. Purpose: To provide for an increase in the Grand Lodge dues to meet the increased costs of operation.

CHARLES E. BECRAFT, St. Joseph 78 LAWRENCE Z. WEIRICK, Clayton Lodge #601 LES A. SCHNEIDER, 'fuscan #360

PROPOSAL TO ADD SECTION 7.195. CO-OPERATING LODGES. SECTION

7.195 - CO-OPERATING

LODGES.

'!\vo or more lodges, whether in the same masonic district or not, may agree to organize as co-operating lodges. Notwithstanding any apparent conflict with Grand Lodge By-Laws, co-operating lodges shall organize in accordance with these guidelines: A. Representatives of two or more lodges, from one or more masonic districts, shall formulate a written plan of co-operation, such plan to be in effect until amended by the lodges subject to any such plan of co-operation. If a by-law of any participating lodge is in conflict with this plan of co-operation, the plan of co-operation shall prevail. Each participating


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lodge must ratify the plan of co-operation as provided by Section 7.050. B. Representatives of the co-operating lodges must formulate a calendar of dates and places for their meetings, a copy of which shall be furnished each member of each co-operating lodge. C. At least one of the following officers must attend a meeting of the cooperating lodges to satisfy statutory requirements as to the number of meetings held each year: Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Secretary, 'freasurer, Senior Deacon, or Junior Deacon. Officers of the host lodge shall fill as many stations as possible at any communication of the co-operating lodges. Any combination of seven master masons qualified to vote shall constitute a proper quorum at any meeting of the cooperating lodges. D. Each co-operating lodge shall be furnished a copy of the approved minutes of each meeting, regardless of who records the minutes. E. All business can be conducted at a meeting of the co-operating lodges, including, but not limited to: receipt of petitions, balloting on petitions, or desree work on any candidate of any of the co-operating lodges. F. Special Communications, if needed, shall be called by mutual agreement of a majority of the Worshipful Masters of the co-operating lodges as to time and place of the meetings. G. There shall be no limit on the number of lodges organizing under this concept. H. If a question of masonic law shall arise as to any transaction at a meeting of the co-operating lodges, if more than one Masonic District shall be involved, the DOOM of the district in which such meeting shall be held shall have jurisdiction for the purpose of addressing such question.

SAMPLE CALENDAR FOR THREE LODGES FOR 1994. Lodge A whose by-laws now require meetings the 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Lodge B whose by-laws now require meetings the 1st and 3rd Mondays. Lodge C whose by-laws now require meetings the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Lodge A could host meetings Jan. 6, Feb. 17, Apr. 7, May 19, Jul. 7, Aug. 18, Oct. 6 and Nov. 17. Lodge B could host meetings Jan. 17, Mar. 7, Apr. 18, Jun. 6, Jul. 18, Sep. 5, Oct. 17, and Dec. 5. Lodge C could host meetings Feb. 2, Mar. 16, May 4, Jun. 15, Aug. 3, Sep. 21, Nov. 2, and Dec. 21. Formulation of the calendar should consider such things as holidays, local events, whether one or more of the co-operating lodges goes "dark" in July and August, etc. Statement of Purpose:

To allow lodges experiencing a declining membership and/or attendance problem to continue as a viable lodge. Each lodge can continue to be a part of, and visible in their community - rather than being forced into consolidation or surrender of their charter.


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Respectfully submitted, GoRDON E. HOPKINS, Charity #331, ~M. JAMES H. COLLUM, United #5, P.M. DALE C. MOTTER, Adair #366, P.M. EFFEY O. NILO, Webster Groves #84, P.M. STEVEN I. TOYBES, Benj. Franklin #692, P.M.

PROPOSAL TO AMEND SECTION 15.020 1st paragraph shall be amended to read: Upon special dispensation granted by the Grand Master, the first section of the first and second degrees, and the first and second sections of the third degree may be conferred. on more than one candidate at the same time. Statement ofPurpose: When Section 15.020 is considered in 1994 this will allow the preferred wording of the long range planning committee to be considered. JEFFREY C. KITSMILLER, P.M., Gardenville Lodge No. 655 RICHARD L. SMITH, P.M., Rose Hill Lodge No. 550 EARL K. DILLE, P.M., Clayton Lodge No. 601 J. EDWARD BLINN, P.M., Webster Lodge No. 98

FINAL REPORT OF THE COMMIITEE ON CREDENTIALS September 28,1993 To the Grand Lodge, AR & AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Credentials submits the following report: At the present session of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, there are represented 440 Subordinate Lodges, and 0 Lodges U.D., and there are present: Grand Lodge Officers. Assistant Grand TIlers.... Past Grand Masters and Past Grand Officers................... District Deputy Grand Masters.......................................... District Deputy Grand Lecturers Past Masters Worshipful Masters Senior Wardens Junior Wardpns Chairmen and merrJbers of Grand Lodge Committees...... Distinguished 'Visitors......................................................... TOTAL

24 4 19 47 41 380 376 215 121 38 35 1300


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Lodges without representation........................................... Non-voting Master Masons.................................................

36 52

Fraternally submitted, CECIL O. BLAYLOCK KENNETH TEBBE REV. CHARLES MILLER ALBERT H.SOLARI RAY HILTON, Chairman

R.W. Brother Cecil O. Blaylock, Acting Chairman, moved that this report be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge ACCEPTED.

REPORT OF THE COMMITfEE ON MILEAGE AND PER DIEM To the Grand Lodge, AF. & AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

Your Committee on Mileage and Per Diem reports amounts paid for attendance at this, the 172nd Annual Communication of this Grand Lodge, held in the City of Columbia, Mo., September 27 and September 28,1993. Grand Lodge Officers Past Grand Masters & Other Grand Officers District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Sub-Totals Grand Lodge Officers COMMI'ITEES: Appeals and Grievances Building Supervisory Bd Credentials Jurisprudence Masonic Education Mileage and Per Diem Public Relations Ways and Means Chairman of Other Standing Committees Sub-totals of Committees

$ 2,703.20 . 2,274.80 . 5,830.30 . 4,894.00 . 15,702.30 $383.10 378.60 817.50 370.20 232.20 628.40 225.40 248.20 872.80 $ 4,156.40

Total of Grand Lodge Officers & Committees 19,858.70 Assistant Grand Tilers 346.40 Representatives of Charter Lodges................................. 48,792.30 Representatives of Lodges Under Dispensation . GRAND TOTAL

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Fraternally submitted, JACK R. CLARK, SR., WILLIAM H. WELLS GEORGE A. JURSCH CECIL H. HURT RICHARD H. WEBB

Chairman

R.W. Brother Clark moved that this report be received and subject to corrections printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and by vote of the Grand Lodge the report was RECENED. ANNOUNCEMENTS OF APPOINTMENTS FOR GRAND LODGE YEAR 1993路1994 The Grand Secretary, Terry C. Alexander, read the appointments made by Grand Master-Elect Dale C. Motter for the year 1993-1994. Appointive Grand Officers District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Chairmen and Members of Standing Committees Chairmen and Members of Special Committees The Auditor OPEN INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS Installing Officer Installing Chaplain Installing Marshal

M.W. Past Grand Master P. Vincent Kinkead M.W. Past Grand Master J.C. Montgomery, Jr. M.W. Past Grand Master Bruce H. Hunt

THE GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR 1993-1994 Grand Master Deputy Grand Master Senior Grand Warden Junior Grand Warden Grand 'l'reasurer Grand Secretary Grand ucturer Senior Grand Deacon Junior Grand Deacon Senior Grand Steward Junior Grand Steward Senior Grand Marshal Junior Grand Marshal Grand Sword Bearer Grand Pursuivant Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain

Dale C. Motter Gordon E. Hopkins James H. Cobban Donald E. Scott W. Marion Luna 'Jerry C. Alexander Elmer D. Copeland Jeffrey O. Nations Steven 1. Toybes Wilfred G. Soutiea The Rev. Ronald R. Bollinger Freddie D. Adams Jeffrey C. Kitsmiller Clyde S. Motter John E. Reece, Jr. The Rev. Billy R. Potter The Rev. Marvin R. Davis The Rev. Elmer E. Revelle


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The Rev. Allen L. Vancil Sheldon H. Snitz The Rev. Ronald E. Wood, Jr. The Rev. Donald E. McGuire Wilfred W. Beckett, Sr. David V. Kinkead W. Webb Edwards

PRESENTATIONS TO MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND MASTER DALE C. MOITER Apron Jewel Lapel Pin Gold Card

M.W. Brother P. Vincent Kinkead M.W. Brother William H Chapman M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider M.W. Brother Frank Ames Arnold

M.W. Brother P. Vincent Kinkead presented M.W. Motter with a hand lettered list of those Grand Masters in line leading to M.W. Motter. The list was prepared by R.W. "Pat" McFarland. Also M.W. Kinkead presented the gavel of authority as Grand Master to M.W. Motter. M.W. Brother Dale C. Motter recognized R.W. Brother Ronald D. Miller, who presided over the following presentations: Wor. Brother Stephen G. Jacobs, Worshipful Master of Adair Lodge No. 366 - Top Hat. Wor. Brother Dennis L. Schultz, Worshipful Master of Kirksville Lodge No. 105 - Gavel. Brother Jon B. Broyles, representative of York Rite Council in Kirksville - Life Membership in the Grand Council Cryptic Masons of the State of Missouri. Brother Carl R. Baldwin, representative of the York Rite Chapter in Kirksville - Life Membership in Caldwell Chapter No. 53. Brother Tom Unick, representative of the York Rite Commandery in Kirksville - Certificate for a contribution of $250 made to the Knights Temple Eye Foundation in the name ofM.W. Motter. Wor. Brother Jerry D. Conner, President of the El Kadair Shrine Club in Kirksville - Fez. Sister Judy Howerton, Worthy Matron of the Kirksville Chapter No. 184 of the Order of the Eastern Star - Proclamation from the Missouri House of Representatives. Brother Richard L. Mansfield, Senior Warden of Adair Lodge No. 366 . Master's cane. Brother Mansfield stated that Adair Lodge No. 366 was establishing a scholarship fund in the honor of M.W. Dale C. Motter to be funded by the sale of the Limited Edition Master's canes. Miss Heather Tylock and representatives of Job's Daughters, Bethel No. 30 - Stuffed animal (Black and white Holstein cow). R.W. Brother Robert M. Barrett, District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 2nd District - Lapel Pin (Forget-Me-Not). Grandchildren ofM.W. Motter - Money clip with money.


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REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER DALE C. MO'ITER M.W. Brother Dale C. Motter addressed the Grand Lodge and expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to serve as Grand Master, his gratitude to the Installing Officers, and his appreciation for the special courtesies extended him, and for the gifts presented him. Grand Master Motter asked all the brethren to join him in support of the three Grand Lodge projects - Penny-A-Day, Scholarship Fund and the Prevention of Substance Abuse. He stated that his goal was to have the Education Committee to create an informational film for Lodge Entered Apprentices and their wives.

CLOSING The 172nd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri'. was closed until the next Annual Communication -- the 173rd -- on Monday, September 27, 1994 at Columbia. R.W. Brother Allen L. Vancil, Grand Chaplain, pronounced the Benediction. (Sig. - Frank Ames Arnold) (Seal)

Grand Master

(Sig. - Terry C. Alexander)

Grand Secretary


GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI OFFICERS

Grand Lodge of Missouri 1993 -1994 DAlE C. MOTrER_.•....•••....•••...•••.•••••••_•••••_••..•_•.•••_.•._.•.Grand Master P.O. Box 252, Kirksville 63501

GORDON E. HOPKINS

Deputy Grand Master

2212 Chambers Ave., St. Joseph 64506

JAMES H. COBBAN

Senior Grand Warden 2611 W. Grand, Springfield 65802

DONALD E. SCO'IT

Junior Grand Warden

14909 E. 39th St., Independence 64055

W. MARION LUNA

Grand Treasurer 1101 N. Main St., Piedmont 63957

TERRY C. AIXXANDER _.•••••••.•••.•••.•.•••...••.••.....•.••....•.Grand Secretary BOO Hwy. 63 North, Columbia 65201-6697

DR. ELMER D. COPELAND

Grand Lecturer

2284 Louie Dr., Arnold 63010

JEFFREY O. NATIONS

Senior Grand Deacon

10101 Jeffieigh Lane, St. Louis 63123

STEVEN I. TOYBES

Junior Grand Deacon

7711 Carondelet, Suite 400, St. Louis 63105

WILFRED G. SOUTIEA

Senior Grand Steward

2948 Finestown Rd., St. Louis 63129

THE REV. RONALD R. BOLLINGER

Junior Grand Steward

P.O. Box 7527, Kirksville 63501

FREDDIE D. ADAMS

Senior Grand Marshal

32 East Mission St., Marshall 65340

JEFFREY C. KITSMILLER

Junior Grand Marshal

1951 Donnell Dr., Barnhart 63012-1210

CLYDE S. MOTTER

Grand Sword Bearer 2201 Cedar Lane, Kirksville 63501

JOHN E. REECE, JR

Grand Pursuivant Rt. 3, Milan 63556

THE REV. MARVIN R. DAVIS

Grand Chaplain

139 North Walnut, Republic 65738

THE REV. DONALD E. McGUIRE

Grand Chaplain

1612 Lincoln, Kennett 63857

THE REV. BILLY R. POTTER

Grand Chaplain

Rt. 1, Box 209, California 65018

THE REV. ELMER E. REVELLE

Grand Chaplain

2761 Telegraph Rd., St. Louis 63125

SHELDON H. SNITZ

Grand Chaplain

9852 Connell Dr., Overland Park, KS 66212

THE REV. ALLEN L. VANCIL

Grand Chaplain

1204 Chen-y Lane, Macon 63552

THE REV. RONALD E. WOOD, JR

Grand Chaplain

2301 Strader, St. Joseph 64503

WILFRED W. BECKETr, SR

Grand Orator

Box 268, Cameron 63552

DAVID V. KINKEAD

Grand Orator

5816 Hillsboro Rd., Farmington 63640

W. WEBB EDWARDS

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APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES: Harry Gershenson, Sr., Chairman, Pierre Laclede Center, Suite 860, 7733 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105; James E. Brown, 201 North Park Lane, Joplin, MO 64801; Robert W. Cockerham, 819 Holly Ridge Drive, Ballwin, MO 63011; Lloyd L. Schainker, 7333 Balson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130-2902; Daniel W. Imhof, 939 A Boonville, Springfield, MO 65802. BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD: David A. Watson, Chairman (3 Year Term), lOS E. Hickory Street, Neosho, MO 64850; Bruce L. Smith (l Year Term), P.O. Box 1013, Warsaw, MO 65355; Melvin E. Burnett (2 Year Term), Rt. 1, Box 20, Bourbon, MO 65441. BY-LAWS: Harry Gershenson, Jr., Chairman, Pierre Laclede Center, Suite 1144, 7733 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105; Judge J. Morgan Donelson, P.G.M., P.O. Box 211, Princeton, MO 64673; Judge Ronald M. Belt, 1015 N. Jackson, Macon, MO 63552; William H Chapman, P.G.M., 9200 Watson Rd., Suite 110, P.O. Box 270010, St. Louis, MO 63126. CHARTERED LODGES: Neal J. Donaldson, Chairman, 5537 Valleyside Lane, St. Louis, MO 63128-3749; Thomas O. Gooch, 32 Weldon Springs Heights, St. Charles, MO 63303; Richard A. Mansfield, 1216 Agnes Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64127; Verle T. Naughton, Rt. 2, Box 254, Montgomery City, MO 63361; Raymond R. Sanders, Jr., 510 So. Scenic Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802-4731. CORRESPONDENCE: Zelwin B. Eaton, 904 E. Wall Street, Kirksville, MO 63501. CREDENTIALS: Ray Hilton, Chairman, 2929 S. Barnes, Springfield, MO 65804; Cecil O. Blaylock, 1993 Longview, Cape Girardeau, MO 637012382; Maxie C. Barbee, Jr., 1360 Washington Ave., Florissant, MO 63033; The Rev. Charles W. Miller, 13036 Geranium Ct., St. Louis, MO 63146; Albert Solari, 2555 Yorkshire Dr., Florissant, MO 63033. ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS: Stan~on T. Brown, Chairman, Box 230, Buckner, MO 64016; P. Vincent Kinkead, P.G.M., 5804 Hillsboro Road, Fannington, MO 63640; Robert G. Parsons, Jr., P.O. Box 28, Columbia, MO 65205; Arthur E. Schneider, 3850 W. Applewood Creek Rd., Columbia, MO 65203; James H. Cobban, 2611 West Grand, Springfield, MO 65802; Terry C. Alexander (Gr. Secretary), 800 Highway 63 North, Columbia, MO 65201-6697. FORMS AND CEREMONIES: E. Allen Kohler, Chairman, ~O. Box 170, Huntsville, MO 65259; Ralph o. Kolb, 8825 Anchorage Ln., St. Louis, MO 63126; Edwin L. Smith, 201 S. Mary Avenue, Marceline, MO 64658; Richard L. Thompson, Box 67, Dearborn, MO 64439; Frank ~ Wilfley, Jr., Rt. 2, Box 84, Laddonia, MO 63352; Elmer D. Copeland (Ex-Officio), 2284 Louie Dr., Arnold, MO 63010. GRAND LODGE OFFICE BUILDING: Arthur E. Schneider, Chairman, 3850 W. Applewood Creek Rd., Columbia, MO 65203; H. Ray McKenzie, 6150 East Low Crossing Rd., Hallsville, MO 65255; Brent Mattox, 7740 Southern Drive, Columbia, MO 65201; Terry C. Alexander (Gr. Secretary), 800 Highway 63 North, Columbia, MO 65201-6697; Dale C. Motter (Grand


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Master), P.O. Box 252, Kirksville, MO 63501. GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS: Frank Ames Arnold, P.G.M., Chairman, 733 Main Street, Boonville, MO 65233; and all Past Grand Masters in attendance. JURISPRUDENCE: Vern H. Schneider, P.G.M., Chairman, 100 N. Broadway, Suite 1150, St. Louis, MO 63102; Charles E. Becraft, 1209 Midyett, St. Joseph, MO 64506; Douglas D. Ritterskamp, 5223 Southerland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109; Walter L. Walker, P.G.M., P.O. Box 487, Neosho, MO 64850; Lawrence N. Weenick, 506 Kingdel Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63124. LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION: Larry F. Barriner, Chairman, 4215 'fupelo, St. Louis, MO 63125; D. Ray Edwards, P.O. Box 1187, Rolla, MO 65401; Robert W. Harper, 211 Sanford St., Jackson, MO 63755; Earl Wayne Orr, 7 Sharon Drive, Shelbina, MO 63468; Franklin D. Duckett, 217 Beacon Pt. Lane, Grover, MO 63040-1804. LONG RANGE PLANNING: Grand Master, Advancing Grand Lodge Line and: Kenneth L. Goad, 16116 East 30th, Independence, MO 64055; Jimmie D. Lee, Rt. 4, Box 99, Rogersville, MO 65742; The Rev. Kevin E. Weaver, 3705 Meadow Drive, House Springs, MO 63051-1417. MASONIC BOARDS OF RELIEF: Miller J. Grimes, Chairman, 333 Norwich Court, Ballwin, MO 63011; James H. Doran, 1310 Kansas, Joplin, MO 64801-5032; Richard G. Thornton, 627 N. 25th, Apt. 308, St. Joseph, MO 64506. MASONIC EDUCATION: Richard L. Smith, Chairman (3 Year 'lerm), 459 Wilcox Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122; C. Scott Grantham, Jr. (3 Year Term), 1803 Huntington Dr., Cape Girardeau, MO 63701; Chriss L. Green, Jr. (2 Year Term), 3104 So. Claremont, Independence, MO 64052; Brent Mattox (1 Year Term), 7740 Southern Drive, Columbia, MO 65201; Ronald D. Miller (2 Year Term), 6 Catalina Drive, Kirksville, MO 63501; Larry C. Reynolds (l Year'lerm), Rt. 1, Box 262, Rogersville, MO 65742; Dale C. Motter (Ex-Officio), P.O. Box 252, Kirksville, MO 63501; Gordon E. Hopkins (Ex-Officio) 2212 Chambers Avenue, St. Joseph, MO 64506; James H. Cobban (Ex-Officio), 4244 S. Kimbrough, Springfield, MO 65810; Donald E. Scott (Ex-Officio), 14909 East 39th Street, Independence, MO 64055. MILEAGE AND PER DIEM: Jack R. Clark, Sr., Chairman, 9931 McGee, Kansas City, MO 64114; Harry R. Becker, 6943 Mardel Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63109; Glenn Means, 2913 Castle Drive, Blue Springs, MO 64015; George A. Jursch, 311 Catron Avenue, Belton, MO 64012; Richard H. Webb, 2875 Derhake Rd., Florissant, MO 63033; William H. Wells, Jr., 8513 N. Cosby St., Apt. 222, Kansas City, MO 64154. NECROLOGY: P. Vincent Kinkead, ~G.M., Chairman, 5804 Hillsboro Road, Farmington, MO 63640-9138; Robert D. Jenkins, P.G.M., 2609 W. 70th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS 66208; Dr. J .C. Montgomery, Jr., P.G.M., 940 Mansion Hill Dr., Ballwin, MO 63011; Charles E. Scheurich, ~G.M., Box 1021, Rocky Mount, MO 65072. PUBLIC RELATIONS: Marvin W. Frost, Chairman (3 Year Term), Rt. 2, Box 141, Carthage, MO 64836; Jeffrey C. Kitsmiller (1 Year'lenn), 1951 Donnell Drive, Barnhart, MO 63012; Richard L. Edwards (2 Year 'lenn), 3821 NE 52nd Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64119; Paul M. Elliott (3 Year 'lerm), P.O. Box 72, Kirksville, MO 63501; Frederick F. Hegeman (l Year


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Term), Rt. 1, Box 407, Cosby, MO 64435; P. Vincent Kinkead, P.G.M. (2 Year Term), 5804 Hillsboro Road, Farmington, MO 63640-9138; Dale C. Motter (Ex-Officio), P.O. Box 252, Kirksville, MO 63501; Gordon E. Hopkins (Ex-Officio), 2212 Chambers Avenue, St. Joseph, MO 64506; James H. Cobban (Ex-Officio), 4244 S. Kimbrough, Springfield, MO 65810; Donald E. Scott (Ex-Officio), 14909 East 39th Street, Independence, MO 64055. RELIEF AND CHARITY: Glenn E. Means, Chairman, 2913 Castle Dr., Blue Springs, MO 64015; Tommy B. Smith, 4913 Woodfield Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64506; Jimmie D. Lee, Rt. 4, Box 99; Rogersville, MO 65742; Stephen B. Givens (Ex-Officio), 124 Oak Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376. RITUAL: Elmer D. Copeland, Chairman, 2284 Louie Dr., Arnold, MO 63010; Dr. J. Edward Blinn, P.G.M., P.O. Box 14, Marshfield, MO 65706; Richard W. Goff, 10074 Elise Dr., St. Louis, MO 63123; Dennis L. Hammock, Rt. 2, Box 216, Elsberry, MO 63343; Melvin L. Hall, Rt. 3, Box 173, Unionville, MO 63565; Stanton T. Brown (Consultant, Agent to Grand Lodge Office), Box 230, Buckner, MO 64016. WAYS AND MEANS: John E. Wetzel, Chairman (2 Year Term), 1410 S. Carolina St., Louisiana, MO 63353; William H Chapman, P.G.M. (2 Year Term), 9200 Watson Rd., Suite 110, P.O. Box 270010, St. Louis, MO 63126; Ray Hilton (3 Year Term), 2929 S. Barnes, Springfield, MO 65804; Paul C. Langemach (l Year Term), 303 N. Catalpa, Savannah, MO 64485; K. Roger Pennel (3 Year 'Lerm), 410 Sly Street, Fairfax, MO 64446; W. Marion Luna (Grand Treasurer), 1101 North Main Street, Piedmont, MO 63957. YOUTH: Dr. James J. Gibbons, Chairman, 511 East Normal St., Springfield, MO 65807; Lionel J. Goede, 715 Murray Drive, Fenton, MO 63026; Melvin Mueller, 10911 Arctic, St. Louis, MO 63123; Ronald L. Zumalt, 109 Lakeshore Dr., Kimberling City, MO 65686; James Snavely, 306 N. Washington, P.O. Box 569, Farmington, MO 63640. SPECIAL COMMITTEES 1993 -1994 CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK: Wayne H. Branson, Chairman, 2617 Midland Ridge Drive, Overland, MO 63114; Bob L. Detherow, 3318 S. Elmira, Springfield, MO 65807; William E. Gilstrap, Rt. 8, Box 64, Joplin, MO 64804; Kenneth R. Brundege, 820 N. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265; Teddie E. Harrison, 16421 Crackerneck Rd., Independence, MO 64044. GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION: Dr. J. Edward Blinn, P.G.M., Chairman, P.O. Box 14, Marshfield, MO 65706; Elvis A. Mooney, P.G.M., Route 3, Bloomfield, MO 63825; Fielding A. Poe, P.G.M., 501 N. Lafayette St., Florissant, MO 63031. GRAND LODGE CHARITY: Dale C. Motter, Chairman, P.O. Box 252, Kirksville, MO 63501; Gordon E. Hopkins, 2212 Chambers Avenue, St. Joseph, MO 64506; James H. Cobban, 4244 S. Kimbrough, Springfield, MO 64810; Donald E. Scott, 14909 East 39th Street, Independence, MO 64055; Terry C. Alexander (Gr. Secretary), 800 Hwy. 63 North, Columbia, MO 65201-6697. INSURANCE COMMITTEE: Robert M. Barrett - Chairman, Rt. 4, Kirksville, MO 63501; Steven I. Thybes, 7711 Carondelet, Suite 400, St.


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Louis, MO 63105; Wilfred W. Beckett, Sr. (Bill), Rt. 1, Box 7, Cameron, MO 64429. PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Dr. Charles J. McClain, Chairman, P.O. Box 104593, Jefferson City, MO 65110; Dr. M. Graham Clark, School of the Ozarks, Box 5, Point Lookout, MO 65726-0005; Albert J. Elfrank, Rt. 2, Advance, MO 63730; Lee E. Evinger, 6103 Arabian Lane, St. Joseph, MO 64506; Elvin A. Mooney, P.G.M., Rt. 3, Bloomfield, MO 63825. RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES: Bruce H. Hunt, P.G.M., Chairman, P.O. Box 188, Kirksville, MO 63501; Fielding A. Poe, P.G.M., 501 N. Lafayette St., Florissant, MO 63031; Martin B. Toybes, 1116 Chantal Lane, St. Louis, MO 63132. MASONIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE: Dr. J.C. Montgomery, Jr., P.G.M., Chairman, 940 Mansion Hill Dr., Ballwin, MO 63011; Dr. J. Edward Blinn, P.G.M., P.O. Box 14, Marshfield, MO 65706; Charles W. Ohrvall, 10516 E. 35th Terrace, Independence, MO 64052. SPEAKERS BUREAU: Paul B. Tobias, Chairman, 72 Tempest Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017; Robert M. Barrett, Rt. 4, Box 87, Kirksville, MO 63501; Charles E. "Bud" Divine, P.O. Box 475, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901; Marshall Rimann, 8311 Mullen Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215; Dr. James 'J. Gibbons, 511 East Normal Street, Springfield, MO 65807; David V. Kinkead, 5816 Hillsboro Rd., Farmington, MO 63640; The Rev. Kevin E. Weaver, 3705 Meadow Drive, House Springs, MO 63051; Phillip O. Key, 4251 Greensboro Dr., St. Charles, MO 63303. AUDITOR: Robert H. Asbury, C.P.A., 4448 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63129. BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MISSOURI. MASONIC FOUNDATION FOR THE PREVENTION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONG CHILDREN: Steven I. Toybes, Chairman, 7711 Carondelet, Suite 400, St. Louis, MO 63105; Terry C. Alexander, Secretary, 800 Highway 63 North, Columbia, MO 65201; Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., 2948 Finestown Rd., St. Louis 63129; The Rev. Ronald R. Bollinger, P.O. Box 7527, Kirksville 63501; Freddie D. Adams, 32 East Mission St., Marshall 65340. REVISION OF CONSTITUTION, BY-LAWS, TRIAL CODE: Harry Gershenson, Jr., Chairman, Pierre Laclede Center, Suite 1144, 7733 Forsythe Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105; Judge J. Morgan Donelson, P.G.M., Box 211, Princeton, MO 64673; Judge Ronald M. Belt, 1015 N. Jackson, Macon, MO 63552; Dr. J. Edward Blinn, P.G.M., Box 14, Marshfield, MO 65706; Daniel F. Cole, P.G.M., 6023 Southern Dr., Amon, MO 63123; Earl K. Dille, P.G.M., 27 Dunleith Dr., St. Louis, MO 63131; William H Chapman, P.G.M., 9200 Watson Road, Suite 110, Box 270010, St. Louis, MO 63126; Bruce H. Hunt, P.G.M., Box 188, Kirksville, MO 63501; P. Vincent Kinkead, P.G.M., 5804 Hillsboro Rd., Farmington, MO 63640-9138; Thomas K. McGuire, Jr., P.G.M., Rt. 5, Box 255, Rogersville, MO 65742; Elvis A. Mooney, P.G.M., Rt. 3, Bloomfield, MO 63825; Gus o. Nations, P.G.M., 2440 Cooper Beach Drive, St. Louis, MO 63131.


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Dr. Harold O. Grauel, 722 Normal Ave., Cape Girardeau 63701 1959-1960 Bruce H. Hunt, P.O. Box 188, Kirksville 63501 1960-1961 Elvis A. Mooney, Rt. 3, Bloomfield 63825 1968-1969 Judge J. Morgan Donelson, P.O. Box 211, Princeton 64673 1969-1970 William H Chapman, 9200 Watson Rd., Suite 110, :P.O. Box 270010, St. Louis 63126 ...1970-1971 Walter L. Walker, P.O. Box 487, Neosho 64850 1973-1974 Herman A. Orlick, Bethesda Dilworth, 9645 Big Ben, St. Louis 63122 1974-1975 Lewis C. Wes Cook, 1975-1976 P.O. Box 12444, N. Kansas City 64116 Fielding A. Poe, 1976-1977 501 N. Lafayette St., Florissant 63031 Dr. James A. Noland, Jr., P.O. Box 692, Camdenton 65020 1977-1978 Dr. J.C. Montgomery, Jr., 940 Mansion Hill Dr., Ballwin 63011 1978-1979 Gus O. Nations, 2440 Copper Beach Dr., St. Louis 63131 1979-1980 Dr. J. Edward Blinn, P.O. Box 14, Marshfield 65706 1980-1981 William J. Hill, Palace Bldg., Suite 250, 1150 Grand, Kansas City 64106 .......1981-1982 Earl K. Dille, 1982-1983 27 Dunleith Dr., St. Louis 63131 Robert J. Crede, 1983-1984 3826 Route E, Jefferson City 65101. Vern H. Schneider, 1984-1985 4 Exmoor Dr., St. Louis 63124 Charles E. Scheurich, 1985-1986 P.O. Box 1021, Rocky Mount 65072-1021 P. Vincent Kinkead, 1986-1987 5804 Hillsboro Rd., Farmington 63640 Thomas K. McGuire, Jr., Rt. 5, Box 255, Rogersville 65742 1987-1988 Robert D. Jenkins, 2609 W. 70th St. Shawnee Mission, KS 66208 1988-1989 Thomas C. Warden, P.O. Box 540, Owensville 65066 路 1989-1990 Daniel F. Cole, 6023 Southern Dr., Affoon 63123 1990-1991


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D. Robert Downey, 13006 Musket Ct., St. Louis 63146 Frank Ames Arnold, 733 Main St., Boonville 65233

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EMERITUS OFFICERS William H. Utz~ Jr Grand Treasurer Emeritus Frederick Towers, Suite 500, 2400 Frederick Blvd.;路St. Joseph 64506 Stanton T. Brown Grand Lecturer Emeritus Box 230, Buckner 64016

MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI Officers 1993-1994 Honorary Chairman: Dale C. Motter President: Gordon E. Hopkins Vice President: James H. Cobban Secretary: Stephen B. Givens Assistant Secretary: Glenn E. Means Treasurer: Donald E. Scott Assistant Treasurer: Steven I. Toybes Board of Directors Dale C. Motter, Box 252, Kirksville 63501 Gordon E. Hopkins, 2212 Chambers Ave., St. Joseph 64506 James H. Cobban, 2611 W. Grand, Springfield 65802 Donald E. Scott, 14909 E. 39th St., Independence 64055 Jeffrey O. Nations, 10101 Jeilleigh Lane, St. Louis 63123 Glenn E. Means (1994), 2913 Castle Dr., Blue Springs 64015 Richard D. Weber (1994), 4084 les Cherbourg Lane, Florissant 63034 Jimmie D. Lee (1995), Rt. 4, Box 99, Rogersville 65742 Steven 1. Toybes (1995), 7711 Carondelet, Suite 400, St. Louis 63105 Tommy B. Smith (1996), 4913 Woodfield Drive, St. Joseph 64506 Thomas L. Osborn (1996), 11123 N. Charlotte St., Kansas City 64155 Richard W. Allgood (1997), 1921 Monterey St., Cape Girardeau 63701 Robert M. Barrett (1997), Rt. 4, Box 87, Kirksville 63501

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Robert C. Kellstrom, 13990 Olive St. Rd., Suite 100, Chesterfield 63017. Administrator - Western Unit M. Susan Brown, 12101 East Bannister Rd., Kansas City 64138-4913 Secretary to the Board of Directors Stephen B. Givens, 13990 Olive St. Rd., Suite 100, Chesterfield 63027


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Controller of the Masonic Home Paul B. Tobias, 13990 Olive St. Rd., Suite 100, Chesterfield 63017

EDITOR OF 'THE FREEMASON"

Dr. J.C. Montgomery, Box 41062, St. Louis, MO 63141. MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH Worshipful Master: Martin B. Toybes, 1116 Chantal Ln., St. Louis 63132 Secretary-Treasurer: Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr., 505 Highway Z, Fulton 65251

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 1993 -1994 1. Joe March (635)

Rt. 1, Box 122, Greentop 63546 2. Ronald D. Miller (366) 6 Catalina Dr., Kirksville 63501 3. Rex Pickett (171) Rt. 5, Box 116A, Unionville 63565 5. H. Ned Sutherland (97) 1002 S. 17th St., Bethany 64424 6. James W. Curram (109) 912 E. 5th St., Maryville 64468 7. Lymon B. Walker (470) Rt. 4, Box 221, Maryville 64468 8. Luther W. Hudson, Jr. (157) P.O. Box 156, Rockport 644820156 9. Virgil D. Simpson (331) 2506 Meadow Trail, St. Joseph 64503 10.Davey L. Fisher (15) ~O. Box 88-D, Winston 64689 11.Joe Willis (397) Rt. 1, Box 102, Trimble 64492 12.Lawrence N. Allen (224) 213 N. California, Hamilton 64644 13.Hugh Mike Brown (82) P.O. Box 35, Laclede 646510035 14.Robert E. Walker (172)

DISTRICT DEPurY GRAND LECTURERS 1993路1994 1. John Courtney (16) 217 N. Clay, Memphis 63555 2. Robert M. Barrett (366) Rt. 2, Box 87, Kirksville 63501 3. Melvin L. Hall (349) Rt. 3, Box 173, Unionville 63565 5. William P. Arney (97) 2117 Oakland Ave., Bethany 64424 6. James H. Hunter (470) Rt. 4, Box 148AA, Grand City 64456 7. Rex Barnett (470) 708 W. Lincoln St., Maryville 64468 8. Lloyd N. Brown (483) 808 N. Third St., Tarkio 64491 9. Merle L. Ivey (376) 2614 Belle St., St. Joseph 64503 10.Billy W. Kelim, Jr. (37) Rt. 1, Box 209, Stewartsville 64490 11.F. Wayne Dugan (193) ~O. Box 233, Orrick 64077 12.Hardee H. Richey (561) P.O. Box 102, Braymer 64624 13.Boblby R. O'Dell (89) 627 N. Main St., Brookfield 64628 14.Roger D. Rutledge (172)


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Rt. 3, Box 255, Macon 63552 15.Larry K. Robertson (370) Rt. 2, Box 380, Lewistown 63452 16.M. Neil Beatty (399) Rt. 1, Box 154A, Curryville 63339 17.A1bert L. Ely (64) Rt. 1, Box 24, Monroe City 63456 18.Edward W. Miller (30) P.O. Box 351, Moberly 652700351 19.Donald Roy Barnett (82) & (74) 204 N. JFK Ave., Keytesville 65261 20.Milton B. Hesefort (546) 205 E. Heames Ave., Blue Spring 64014 21.R.L. Tichenor (13) 4508 oN .E. Carolane, Kansas City 64116 22.Carl H. Terry (630) 7601 E. Sni-A-Bar Rd. Terr., Kansas City 64129 23.Ronald Elling (364) Rt. 1, Box 125, Concordia 64020 24.Ralph Malan (205) 1214 E. Rea, Marshall 65340 25.Jerry L. Wehmeyer (4) 633 Sonya Dr., Boonville 65233 26.Brent Mattox (114) 7740 Southern Dr., Columbia 65201 27.Kenneth M. Bartley (612) 201 Rainbow Drive, Columbia 65201 29.Densel L. Webb, Sr. (34) Rt. 3, Box 36, Troy 63379 30.James D. Bell (241) 808 Pine, St. Charles 63301 31.Marvin E. Witthaus (185) Box 92, Chamois 65024 32.Ronald A. Brown (363) P.O. Box 293, Dittmer 63023 34.Farrell D. Sexson (263) & (480) Rt. 5, Box 364, Pleasant Hill 64080 35.Kenneth E. Swaidner (254) P.O. Box 106, Butler 64730

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111 St. Francis, Macon 63552 15.Willard D. Hetzler (58) Rt. 2, Box 375, Lewistown 63452 16.Walter S. Specie (241) 3211 Sun Lake Dr., St. Charles 63301 17.James M. Kerr (462) Rt. 4, Box 285, Mexico 65265 18.Durward Russell Kitts (151) Rt. 1, Box 148, Holliday 65258 19.A Merlin Armstrong (216) 712 West Sixth St., Carrollton 64633 20.Glen Crawford (219) 1315 NE 68th Terrace, Gladstone 64118 21.Michael F. Armstrong (13) 505 N.W. Englewood Rd., Apt. 1, Kansas City 64118 22.Robert O. Smith (630) 8605 Sarah Ln., Liberty 64068 23.Billy Ray French (223) 607 S. Westview Dr., Richmond 64085 24.August L. Bottom (63) Rt. 2, Box 95, Slater 65349 25.'lbm T. Perkins (47) 1320 Hillsdale Rd. 415, Rocheport 65279 26.G. David Wheelock (114) 4524 Knox, Columbia 65203 27.Kenneth R. Brundege (354) 820 N. Jefferson, Mexico 65265 29.Edwin L. Miller (473) 509 S. 16th, Bowling Green 63334 30.H. Jake Jacobs (260) 1323 Drummond Ct., St. Charles 63303 31.Paul A. Delozier (183) 3623 S. Rock Beacon Rd., Jefferson City 65109 32.Frank ~ Lesinski, Sr. (626) Rt. 2, Box 247 E, Union 63084 34.Harold L. Davis (276) Rt. 1, Box 120A, Freeman 64746 35.Arthur R. Zellmer (368) 700 E. Ft. Scott St., Butler 64730


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36.James C. Duzan (236) 810 W. 28th St., Sedalia 65301 37.Edward L. Vought (29) Rt. 1, Box 106, Windsor 65360 38.Fred A. McMillan (375) 501 Broadway St., Waynesville 65583 39.Joseph R. Smith (346) P.O. Box 727, Dixon 65459 40.Charles Hill (12) #4 Daniels Estates, Union 63084 41.Curtis D. Voris (195) Rt. 1, Box 430, Bolivar 65613 42.William H. Lyons, Jr. (283) Rt. 1, Box 182, Stockton 65785 43.John Young (371) Rt. 1, Sheldon 64784 44.Loyd D. Sill (471) 1810 W. Aylor, Webb City 64870 45.Larry Reynolds (477) Rt. 1, Box 262, Rogersville 65742 46.Elmer Joe Slater (158) 1110 Hillcrest, Mt. Grove 65711 47.Gordon Buckner (430) P.O. Box 84, Winona 65588 48.James E. Snavely (132) 567 Oak Terr., Farmington 63640 . 49.Richard W. Allgood (672) 1921 Monterey St., Cape Girardeau 63701 50.Elmer E. Wilson (532) 427 State Route AF, Dexter 63841 51.CLyde Pruiett (461) P.O. Box 226, Caruthersville 63830 52.A. Bryan Thornburgh (209) 732 N. Main, Poplar Bluff 63901 53.Glen W. Groves (326) & (536) Rt. 1, Box 263, Willow Springs 65793 54.Andy Adams (453) P.O. Box 34, Bradleyville 65614 55.Paul G. Gregory (284) 1642 S. Porter, Aurora 65605 56. Ralph E. Williams (466)

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Rt. 1, Box 130, Southwest City 64863 58.Alfred Dwyer (320) Rt. 1, Box 141A, Sun Rise Beach 65079 59.Matthew L. Quesenberry (391) 9513 E. 68th, Raytown 64133 60.Robert C. Crow (573) Rt. 1, Box 233, Dexter 63841 61A. Bobby G. Holland (640) 3110 Shackleford, Florissant 63031 61B. Paul B. Tobias (642) 72 Tempest Dr., Chesterfield 63017 61C. Eugene D. Cook (281) & (629) 1391 Bowles Ave., Fenton 63026 61D. J. Steve Dodson (639) 6240 Beyes LAne, St. Louis 63129

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601 W. College St., Branson 65616 55.Charles H. Moore (483) Rt. 1, Box 1982, Cassville 65625 56.Larry L. Whiteside (247) 605 E. South, Neosho 64850 58.Milo Maston Burris, Jr. (591) Rt. 2, Box 76, Eldon 65026 59.James E. Spencer (618) 6620 E. 134 Terrace, Grandview 64030 60.Everett Haywood Braden (68) 1917 Preston St., Kennett 63857 61A. Thomas F. Satterly, Sr. (542) 334 Roberta, Ferguson 63135 61B. Robert E. Plummer (1) 308 Quinnmoor Ct., Ballwin 63011 61C. Rev. Kev in E. Weaver (624) 3705 Meadow Dr., House Springs 63051 61D. Christopher J. Rollins (626) 10507 Roscommon Dr., St. Louis 63123


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Lod~c

No.

. lliram . St. rrancisville Memphis ){ulledge Middle Fabius Lodge of Love Queen City .. GI"nwood Greentop

. . . . . . . .

362 588 16 572 244 259 380 427 635

Location Kahoka Wayland Memphis Rutledge D<lwning Lancaster Queen City Glenwood Greentop

Master's Name . . . .. .. .. .. . .

Secretary's Name and Address

Keith N. Cannon .. D<lnald Kerner . Gordon Droege . Emmett Shultz .. Robert F. Seamster .. Perry M. Stacy .. Mark Starbuck .. George Reindel .. Audrey E. Drummond ..

Donald C. Treece, Rt. 3, Box 3, Kahoka, MO 63445 Russell Murphy, Rt. 2, Box 12, Revere, Mo. 63456............ George A. Sanders, 221 W. Monroe, Memphis, MO 63555 Hillis McCabe, Box 4, Rutledge, MO 63563 William E. Mobley, Box 233, Downing, MO 63536 Larry L. Reynolds, P.O. Box 415, Lancaster, MO 63548 William R. Johns, Rt. I, Box 49, Queen City, MO 63561... Melvin Lancaster, Rt. 3, Box 60, Lancaster, MO 63548 .... Charles R. McBee, P.O. Box 172, Greentop, MO 63546.....

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SECOND DISTRICT - As of October 31, 1993 ".<lair A<lair Knox

Knox ..

Kirksville . .. Adair .. Colony .. Edina .. I'au\villc . Greensburg

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THIRD DISTRICT路 As of October 31, 1993 I'utnam . I'utnam Putnam. Sullivan..

Ilurtford Somcr~t .. Unionville SI,,,man I'ollock .. WinIl(an

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171 Hartford 206 Powersville 210 Unionville 126 Milan 349 I'ollock 540 Winil(an

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Bryan W. Newman Jim Trimble Bill Bruce, Jr Gerald R. yardley Dr. Charles Judd L. D('.an Wallace

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Edward L. Tietsort, Rt. 1, Box 188, Macon, MO 63552 ..... Kenneth O. Ferguson, Rt. 2, Box 130, Corydon, lA 50060 Emery Welsh, Box 36, Unionville 63565 . Larry Z. Trumbo, Rt. 2, Milan, MO 63556 .. Allen F. Tucker, 218 So. Market St., Milan 63556 . Dr. Wayne D. Smith, P.O. Box 5, Winigan, MO 63566 .

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Lodge

No.

Master's Name

Location

Secretary's Name and Address

M.,rcer ..

Mercer

.

35 Princeton

Elmer Curtis

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Ilarrison

Bdhany

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97 Fethany ....

W. Lynn Poush

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III.rriHon Ilarrison Harrison

LoogeofLighl.. Cain!IVille New Hampton

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257 Eagleville 328 Cainsville 510 l\ew Hampton

Donald Knight Jimmie Osborn, .Jr Richard G.•Jones

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Orville Trainer, Jr., 708 N. Broadway, Princeton, MO 64673 Herbert N. Sutherland, 1002 S. 17th St., Bethany, MO 64424 Robert Brenizer, Rt. 2, Ridgeway, MO 64481 Larry D. Peugh, Mount Moriah, MO 64665 Randall Williams, Rt. 1, Box 119A, Martinsville, MO 64467

Time of Meeting .

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Stanberry .. Mef'all·Gentryville .. Athens .. Ancient Craf\ .. Jacoby . Grunt City . Defiance .. Allensville .. Jonathan .

109 Stanberry 125 McFall 127 Albany 377 King City 447 Darlington 66 Grant City 88 Sheridan 198 Allendale 321 Denver

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Lon W. Guthrie Donald Cotter David R. Brown Randy Hodge Stephen N. Dodge Dennis Adams Phillip Wake Mike Cook Lester Malson

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James Curram, 912 E. 5th St., Maryville, MO 64468 ClairJ. Clevenger, P.O. Box 176, McFall, MO 64667 James F. Mercer, 403 S. Burch, Albany, MO 64402........... Jackson C. Spiking, 501 S. Third St., King City, MO 64463 Carl Cooper, Rt. 1, Box 5, Darlington, MO 64438.............. Harold Downing, Rt. 4, Box 11 A, Grand City, MO 64456.. Gary E. James, Box 72, Sheridan, MO 64486.................... Wilbur T. Osborne, P.O. Box 98, Grand City, MO 64456... Robert E. Rineman, Rt. I, Box 17, Denver, MO 64441......

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50 Hopki ns 470 Maryville

Jessie Everhart Robert D. Duff

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511 Skidmore

Steve Miller

.

Skidmore

James R. Cline, Rt. 2, Box 221, Hopkins, MO 64461......... Martin F. Slagle, 1260 W. Crestview Dr., Maryville, MO 64468 Rich Carter, 114 East So. Hills Dr., Maryville, MO 64468

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Lodge . .. . . ..

North Star Northwest Fairfax Oregon Mound City

No. . . . . .

157 358 483 139 294

Location

Master's Name

Rock Port.................... Tarkio Fairfax.............. Forest City................. Mound City................

James Sapp Dale T. O'Connell Lloyd Brown Calvin D. Rogers, Jr Clay Hollingsworth

Secretary's Name and Address .. .. . . ..

Time of Mceting

Clyde F. Shineflew. Box 142. Rockport. MO 64482............ Loyde L. Turner. Rt. 2. Box 20. Tarkio. MO 64491 Earl David. Rt: 1. Box IG. Fairfax. MO 64446.................. William S. Richards. Box 197. Oregon. MO 64473 Dean Johnson. 1601 Sunset Blvd .• Mound City. MO 64470

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NINTH DISTRICT -As of October 31,1993 Andrew Andrew Andrew Andrew..................

Savannah Lincoln Whitesville Rosendale

. . . ..

71 138 162 404

Andrew Buchanan.............. Buchanan.............. Buchanan.............. Buchanan.............. Buchanan.............. Buchanan

Cosby Agency St. Joseph Zeredatha Rushville Brotherhood Charity

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600 Cosby.......................... Larry P. DeShon

Buchanan.............. King Hill Buchanan.............. Saxton

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10 78 189 238 269 331

Savannah Fillmore...................... Whitesville Rosendale

Agency St Joseph St. Joseph Rushville SL Joseph St. Joseph...................

JefTEsely William V. Lambright... David Johnson Basil Prettyman Charles K Kline Robert A. Lado Matthew K Lambing Christopher A. Parsons George F. Caw. Sr Gordon E. Hopkins, Jr

376 SL Joseph Kenneth Holmes. Sr 508 SL Joseph................... John Lawrence

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Ralph Farmer. 601 N. 3rd St.• Savannah. MO 64485 .. Billie R. Dockery. Rt. 1. Savannah. MO 64485 .. Gene R. Johnson. Rt. 1. Box 117. Rea. MO 64480 .. Harold D. Brunner. 3302 Mueller Ln.• St. Joseph. MO 64500 . Nelson Kapp. Rt. 1. Cosby. MO 64436 .. . Harold Y. Smith. P.O. Box 118. Agency. MO 64401.. Carl B. Rose. 2213 Agency Rd.• SL Joseph, MO 64503 . Robert D. Wrene. 2406 Lafayette St.• SL Joseph. MO 64507 John D. Parsons, Rt. 2, Box 157. Rushville, MO 64484 ..... Edgar E. Martin. 3110 N. 9th St.• SL Joseph. MO 64505. Harry E. Sommers. 4222 Belmont Cir.• St. Joseph. MO 64506 . Michael Caddell. 1500 Gooding Ave.• St. Joseph. MO 64504 Tom Mann. Jr.• 2308 Cedar. St.•Joseph, MO 64503 ..

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WestemStar Gallatin Earl Jamesport Union Star Parrott Clarksdale Continental

. . . . .. . . .

15 106 285 564 124

Winston Gallatin ColTey Jamesport Union Star 308 Maysville 559 Clarksdale 37 Stewartsville

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

Davey L. Fisher. Jr Darvin Shuler. Jr Walley Sperry Harry Boyle Lee Wolf John L. Robinson David A. Heirford Billy Kelim. Jr

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

Bill D. Fisher. 414 S. Chestnut. Cameron 64429 Arland E. Haynes. 601 Brown St.. Gallatin. MO 64640 Bob G. Sutton, Rt. 3. Pattonsburg. MO 64670 Doyle C. Kime. RL 2. Box 168••Jamesport, MO 64648 Dennis Thompson. Box 101. Union Star. MO 64494 Louis S. Goodwin. Rt. 2, Box 38. Maysville, MO 64469 Daryl L. Price. RL 1. Amity, MO 64422 Verlyn Webb. Rt. 1, Box 264. Stewartsville. MO 64490

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Lodge

No.

Location

Master's Name

Secretary's Name and Address

Clay....................... Liberty

.

31 Liberty........................ Kirk J. Cummins ..............

Clay....................... Angerona Clay Clay

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193 Missouri City............. Wayne A. Burd ................. 207 Excelsior Springs ....... Gilbert D. Head ................

Clay

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311 Kearney...................... Denny EX Moore ............

Clay....................... Temperance

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438 Smithville................... Patrick A. McGuire ..........

Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton Ray........................

.. .. .. .. ..

62 113 397 506 393

Kearney

Vincil Plattsburg Gower Lathrop Bee Hive

Cameron ..................... Plattsburg .................. Gower.. ....................... Lathrop....................... Lawson .......................

KurtJ. Thompson ............ Fred L. Wood Glen Rogers . Robert Norvell .................. Gerald Vermollion ............

Time of Meeting

George A. Morgan, 846 Sunset Ave., Liberty, MO 64068-2012...................................................................... F. Wayne Dugan, Box 233, Orrick, MO 64077.................... Jimmie L. Offield, 1806 Wornall Rd., Excelsior Springll, MO 64024 Robert C. Buck, Sr., 3719 N.W. 61st St., Kansas City, MO 64151 Thomas L. Osbom, 11123 N. Charlotte, Kansas City, MO 64155 Vern C. Smith, 722 N. West St., Cameron, MO 64429 John P. Cradic, 803 W. Maple, Plattsburg, MO 64477....... Jim Rogers, Box 215, Gower, MO 64454 James D. Fox, Rt. I, Box 24, Plattsburg, MO 64477 R. Wayne Briant, Rt. 2, Box 380, Lawson, MO 64062.......

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TWELFTII DISTRICT - As of October 31, 1993 Caldwell................ Braymer Caldwell................ Hamilton Caldwell................ Polo

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135 Braymer 224 Hamilton 232 Polo

Robert A. Williams Harry Blackburn Robert F. Berger

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Francis F. Reed Hardee Richey Ronald Whitney Roland W. Cassity Richard C. Sidden Tracy Applebury

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Caldwell................ Caldwell................ Grundy.................. Livingston Livingston Livingston

Breckenridge Cowgill Trenton Friendship Benevolence Dawn

.. . .. .. .. ..

334 561 111 89 170 539

Breckenridge.............. Cowgill........................ Trenton Chillicothe Utica Dawn

Linn....................... Linn....................... Linn....................... Linn.......................

Jackson Brookfield Dockery Marceline

. . . ..

82 86 325 481

Linneus Brookfield................... Meadville.................... Marceline

Albert Smith, Rt. 2, Box 234A, Braymer, MO 64624 Billy C. Short, Rt. 2, Box 230, Hamilton, MO 64644......... Gerald D. Sprouse, Rt. 2, Box 114 AC, Polo, MO 64671路 9801........................................................................ Jim McClain, Rt. I, Box 58, Breckenridge, MO 64625 ...... Donald Pfost, 300 West, Rt. K, Columbia, MO 65203........ Michael W. Klipp, Rt. 4, Box 276, Trenton, MO 64683...... Claude D. Hensley, 1816 Fairchild, Chillicothe, MO 64601 Edgar L. Kohl, P.O. Box 116, Utica, MO 64686.................. W. Dale Wood, P.O. Box 124, Dawn, MO 64638

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Gail S. Turner, P.O. Box 129, Purdin, MO 64674............... Gerald A. Main, 506 N. Caldwell St., Brookfield, MO 64628 Grayson Hancock, Rt. 2, Box 87, Meadville, MO 64659.... Earl Hays, Rt. I, Box 53, Bucklin, MO 64631....................

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Lodge

No.

Macon Macon Macon.................... Shelby.......... Shelby................... Shelby...................

Callao Censer La Plata Shelbina Hunnewell Clarence

. . .. .. . .

Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis

Monticello La Belle Craft Williamstown

. .. .. ..

Lewis Marion................... Marion................... Marion................... Marion...................

Ewing Palmyra St. John's Hannibal Philadelphia

.. . .. . ..

Master's Name

Location

38 Callao 172 Macon 237 La Plata 228 Shelbina 415 Hunnewell 662 Clarence

. . .. . .. .

David T. James. Jr Floyd F. Eaton Kevin R. East. James B. Guffey Paul W. Baker 'Ibm A. Mooneyham

Secretary's Name and Addre88 .. .. .. . . ..

Time of Meeting

Gerald E. Thomas, Rt. 2, Box 8, New Cambria, MO 6.1.'>58 1st & 3rd Mon. Russell D. Kohl, Rt. 4. Box 123. Macon, MO 63552 .. 2nd & 4th Mon. L.E. Pyle. 401 E. Bartlett St.• La Plata. MO 63549 .. 2nd & 4th Thurs. Harley L. Kropf, Box 528. Shelbina, MO 63468 . 1st & 3rd Wed. Kenneth P. Shride, Emden. MO 63439 . 1st & 3rd Thurs. Franklin L. Forman. Rt. 2. Clarence, MO 63437 .. 1st & 3rd Tues.

FIFTEENTH DISTRICT -As of October 31,1993 58 Monticello................... Emery O. Geisendorfer, Jr.

222 La Belle 287 Canton 370 Williamstown 577 18 28 188

Ewing Palmyra Hannibal Hannibal 502 Philadelphia

.. .. . .. ..

Robert L. Washburn Charles S. Willis Arthur L. Suter

.. . ..

Edward Lee Staggs James O. Rees Gary W. Beahan Mike Alberts 'lbmmie Glascotk

.. . .. .. .

. William B. Smith. II, Box 57, Monticello. MO 63457 Elmo L. Davis. P.O. Box 56, La Belle, MO 63447-0056 .. J. David Allen, 813 Hampton Ln.• Canton. MO 63435 .. Norman E. Briscoe. Rt. 1, Box 158, Williamstown, MO 63473 . William E. Shults, P.O. Box 368, Ewing. MO 63440 . Ben F. Smith. RL 3, Box 12·m. Palmyra. MO 63461 . Amos O. Asmussen, 3 Fairway Dr.• Hannibal. MO 63401 David N. Ward. 37 Head Ln., Hannibal. MO 63401 . James W. Janes, 124 Shepherd Dr., Hannibal. MO 63401-2844 .

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SIXTEENTH DISTRICT - As of October 31, 1993 17 Clarksville James Robert Lee............. 92 Louisiana.................... Harold Sickles

Pike Pike

Clarksville Perseverance

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Pike

Phoenix

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Pike

Pike

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399 Curryville................... Dave Willis........................

Monroe Monroe Monroe Monroe Ralls Ralls Ralls

Paris Union Monroe Santa Fe Holliday Ralls Lick Creek New London

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19 64 462 660 33 302 307

Paris Monroe City............... Santa Fe Holliday...................... Center......................... Perry New London

JamesR.Primm Kent Cheek J.E. Gipson. Jr Alan J. Shumard Robert F. Ford Ronald McLaughlin David D. Nutt

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Riley Barton, 327 W. Monroe. Paris. MO 65275 .. Albert L. Ely, Rt. I, Box 24, Monroe City, MO 63456 .. Jerry L. Crigler, Rt. 1, Box 172, Paris, MO 65275 .. Paul K Callison, 418 W. Locust. Paris. MO 65275 . Mervin W. Peirce, Rt. 1, Box 222, New London, MO 63459 Tom Coberly, Rt. 1, Perry. MO 63462 .. Charles Strode, Box 193. Center. MO 63436 ..

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Lodge

No.

Location

Master's Name

Randolph............... Huntsville Randolph............... Milton Randolph Moberly

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30 Huntsville Robert T. Epperly 151 Milton Robert E. Hutchinson 344 Moberly...................... Terry D. Bloss

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

. . . ..

486 527 541 610

Cairo Higbee Jacksonville Clark

Cairo........................... Higbee Jacksonville Clark

Harold K. Volle Lee Hall Randy Rickey Bradley L. Mobley

Secretary's Name and Address .. . . .. . .. ..

E. Allen Kohler, P.O. Box 170, Huntsville, MO 65259 ThomasJ. Marshall, P.O. Box 627, Moberly, MO 65270 Fred F. Stuecken, 1028 Sinnock .1, Moberly, MO 65270 Too Foster, Rt. I, Box 76, Cairo, MO 65239 Ernie Hayes, Box 72, Higbee, MO 65257 Frederick Walters, Box 40, JacksonvilIe, MO 65260 James H. Patton, Rt. 2, Box 3, Clark, MO 65243

Time of Meeting .. .

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Wakanda Hale City Bosworth Eureka Mendon Warren

. .. . .. . ..

52 216 597 73 628 74

Carrollton Hale Bosworth Brunswick Mendon....................... Keytesville..................

Donald G. Smith Lloyd G. Lyon Junior Bennett Carl Shubert Gail Brown Jeffery Peters

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Clay....................... Alpha

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659 North Kansas City..... Harold R. Silvers

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Jackson

Kansas City

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220 Kansas City................ Oscar D. Davison

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Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson

Temple Cecile Daylight Gate City Orient Westport..

.. .. . .. ..

299 305 522 546 340

. . .. . .

James W. Brewer, 1006 E. 22nd Ave., N. Kansas City, MO 64116 . Stephen J. Hagerty, 909 Harrison St., Kansas City, MO 64106 . Harold L. Clark, 4824 N. Smalley, Kansas City, MO 64119 John K Smith, 2705 Sterling, Independence, MO 64052 Lyman 1 Ridgeway, 708 Glendale, Liberty 64068 .. Richard P. Flaigle, 1708 SE 2nd, Blue Springs, MO &ÂŤ115 Gustave R. Egner, 14501 E. 37th St., Independence, MO

Jackson

Country Club

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656 Kansas City................ Mitchell Seibolt

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Vernon SherrilI, 9412 Bril\tol, Kansas City, MO 64138

Danny D. Searcy Morey P. Palnler Daniel R. yarbrough Milton Hessefort David Blaisdell

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County

No.

Secretary's Name and Address

Master's Name

Location

Platte.. Rising Sun Platte..................... Weston PlaUe..................... Compass

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13 King City.................... Bill D. Hampton 53 Weston Richard H. Hickman 120 Parkville Eugene M. Pease

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Platte Camden Point Platte..................... Fidelity Platte Adelphi

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169 Camden Point David Applebury 3.19 Farley......................... Bill yardley 3.'>5 Edgerton..................... Ralph H. Turner

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Platte..................... Platte City

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504 Platte City.................. Michael Hancock

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Time of Meeting

Eldon J. Cusic, 3001 NE. 56th St., Kansas City, MO 64119 Ray H. Werner, 18356 Pleallll11tview Dr., Weston, MO 64098 Dennis C. Sallee, 3916 N. Spruce, Kansas City, MO 64117 Richard ThompllOn, Box 67, Dearborn, MO 64439 Larry Davis, Box 934, Platte City, MO 64079.................... James J .L. Bohan, 8325 Little Platte Rd., Edgerton, MO 64444 Gerald Kindred, P.O. Box 1075, Platte City, MO 64079....

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TWENTY-SECOND DISTRICT - As of October 31, 1993 JockMn JOCk!;lln JackMn ,Jackson •Jack!lOn Jackson •Iackson JockHOn

Heroine Albert Pike Ivanhoe .

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york . Swope Park . . . ~;ast Gate . Sheffield . . Northcust

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•Jackson

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Rockhill

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104 KansaIiCity 219 Kansas City 416 Kansas City

JohnB.Samer Clyde D. PauL John Kosman

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S63 617 630 625 613

OscorR.Barkhursl FrankB.Chester William C. Leskotr George L. Duncan Grover H. Mudd

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Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City................ Kansas City........ KanliaR City................

66.1 KanK81l City................ Basilio Murillo

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Patrick E. Hennessy, Box 93, Kansas City, MO 64109 ...... 9343 W. Longview Pky., Kansas City, MO 64138............... David M. Leininger, 11,8640 Holmes St., Kansas City, MO 64131 Jack R. Clark, Sr., 9931 McGee, Kansas City, MO 64114. Lawrence S. Cameron, Box 35313, KC., MO 64134.......... Harry L. Bone, 4808 Arlington, Kansall City, MO 64133.. Robert B. Elden, 916 E. 34th St., Kansall City, MO 64109 Arthur M. Latta, 142 So. Belmont Blvd., Kansall City, MO 64123 Richard A. Manllfield, 1216 Agnell Ave., Kansas City, MO 64127

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Waverly LexinKton .

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Lafayetul . I.ufoyctt.e Hay Hay Hay

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61 Waverly 149 Lexington 361 476 S7 223 411

J1igKin~ville

OdeRsa Richmond Camden Orrick

Chester F. Jackson . William E. Stratton, ILL.. . . . . .

Robert L. Hoyes Stanley Massey Gerald L. Clark John R. Long John M. Townsend

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Charles W. Zumwalt, Rt. 1, Box 130H, Waverly, MO 64096 Jamell R. McCrary, 1700 Forellt, Apt. C-9, Lexington, MO 64067 . John O. Beale, 715 Main, Higgensville, MO 64037 .. Robert M. Keyserling, 103 E. College, Odessa, MO 64076 Eugene Parks, Box 316, Richmond, MO 64085 . Robert E. Stonner, Rt. 1, Box 113A, Camden, MO 64017 .. John M. Hall, 312 Taylor, Box 55, Orrick, MO 64077........

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County Saline Saline Saline Saline Saline

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. Arrow Rock . Cambridge . Trilumina Barbee . Oriental

No. . . . . .

55 63 205 217 518

Location

Master's Name

Arrow Rock Slater.......................... Marshall..................... Sweet Springs Blackburn...................

James T. Smith Joe M. Clements, Jr Jay Raxter Lester E. Carrender Steven Sullivan

Secretary's Name and Address .. .. .. .. ..

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William R. Stith,Rt. 1, Box 69, Nelson, MO 65347........... John L. Akeman, Rt. 1, Slater, MO 65349.......................... Earl D. Latimer, 674 W. Englewood, Marshall, MO 65340 Francis Vaught, Jr. 906 So. Locust, Sweet Springs Mo 65351 Kenneth Vickery, Box 161, Blackburn, MO 65321.............

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TWENTY-FIFTH DISTRICT - As of October 31, 1993 Cooper Cooper Cooper ..

.. Cooper .. PleaRllnt Grove

Wallace Prairie Home Howard fo'ayette

Cooper .. Howard. Howard.

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floonvilie Otterville Bunceton Prairie Home New Franklin Fayette

. . .. . .

59 114 156 174 336

Centralia Columbia Ashland Sturgeon Hallsville

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.. Billie R. Sullivan William H. McKnight, Sr. Glen H.W. Eichhorn . Lewis Odneal .. Vernon L. Booker . Clell E. Solomon .

Frank Ames Arnold, 733 Main St., Boonville, MO 65233. Forest E. Lewis, Rt. 1, Box 21, Otterville, MO 66348........ Albert A. Eichhorn, Rt. I, Box 192, Pilot Grove, MO 65276 Jerry D. Sells, P.O. Box 65, Prairie Home, MO 65068 ....... 'Ibm D. Markland, P.O. Box 234, New Franklin, MO 65275 Robert H. Bray, P.O. Box 290, Fayette, MO 65248 ..

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.. Centralia . Twilight Ashland .. Sturgron . Hallsville

. Ancient Landmark .. . . Acaia

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366 Harrisburg 602 Columbia

Gene C. Berek AI Sprouse Jim Pauley William S. Spear Henry A. Schulz Gtlrold J. Commegys Marion W. Dey

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Melvin B. Coc, Sr., 450 S. Allen St., Centralia, MO 65240 John Cook, 1466 County Rd. 274, Columbia, MO 65202 .. Bruce E. Martin, 2121 E. Rt. M., Hartsburg, MO 65039 . Robert A. Pollard, Rt. 1, Box 283, Sturgeon, MO 65284.... H. Ray McKenzie, 6150 E. Low Crossing Rd., Hallsville, M065255 . Charles R. Moreau, 1807 Rose Dr., Columbia, MO 65202. . David R. Chrisman, Box 457, Columbia, MO 65205

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Hebron Vandalia Fulton New Bloomfield Tebbetts Mokane

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354 491 48 60 565 612

Montgomery

Montgomery

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246 Montgomery City....... Thomas L. Cahall

Mexico Vandalia Fulton New Bloomfield Tebbetts Mokane

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Gerald A. Chaney Viril L. Detienne Charles H. Knowles Robert F. Tarrants Warren C. West Royal T. Tate

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Jarred Price, 909 Concordia, Mexico, MO 65265 . Wm. A. Gtlmblian, 112 S. Main St., Vandalia, MO 63382. William R. Scott, 304 Sunset Dr., Fulton, MO 65251 ........ Gary L. Riddle, P.O. Box 282, Holts Summit, MO 65043 .. Ralph M. Davis, Rt. 1, Box 32, Tebbetts, MO 65080 .. Erwin H. Witthaus, 2100 B. Louis Circle, Jefferson City, MO 65101 . Verle T. Naughton, Rt. 2, Box 254, Montgomery City, MO 63361-9969 .

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Lodge

Location

No.

Lincoln .................. Troy .......................... Lincoln .................. Silex .........................

Secretary's Name and Address

Master's Name

34 Troy............................. Richard L. Scheibe ........... 75 Silex ............................ Daniel G. Pollvogt ............

Lincoln .................. Lincoln .................. Lincoln .................. Lincoln ..................

New Hope ................ New Salem ............... Nineveh.................... Moscow.....................

199 270 473 558

Montgomery.......... Montgomery.......... St. Charles ........... St. Charles ............ St. Charles ............ Warren .................. Warren ..................

Jonesburg ................ Daggett .................... Wentzville ................ Palesting .................. Mechanicsville ......... Pauldingville ........... Warrenton ................

457 492 46 241 260

Elsberry...................... Winfield ...................... Olney.......................... Moscow Mills..............

George W.Brisco ............... John Adams ...................... Luther R Hudson .............. Clyde W. Glenn .................

Floyd E. Dodson, 653 Second St., Troy, MO 63379 ............ Warren W. Wommack, 6160 Cuivre Ford, Co. Rd. 524, Troy, MO 63379 ................................................................. James A. Vaughn, 212路214 Broadway, Elsberry, MO 63343 Gerald Ashwill, Rt. 2, Box 71, Winfield, MO 63389........... William W. Haines, P.O. Box 67, Olney, MO 63370 ........... R. Broce Hubbard, 1220 S. 3rd St., Troy, MO 63379 .........

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TIllRTIETH DISTRICT - As of October 31. 1993 Jonesburg ................... McKittrick .................. Wentzville .................. St. Charles ................ Defiance...................... 11 Wright City................ 609 Warrenton ..................

Robert C. Teuerle ............. James A. Day .................... Robert E. Newcomb, Sr.... James C. Larkin, Jr.......... Frank Doss ....................... Scott M. Valendy .............. Michael S. Wright.............

Emil L. Meyer, III, Box 156路B, .Jonesburg, MO 63351....... Robert L. Schmidt, Rt. I, Box 474, New Florence, MO 63363 Frank H. Davis, 706 Love Dr., O'Fallon, MO 63366 .......... Fred H. Courtney, 3273 Janton Ln. Charles, MO 63301 ... William F. Brooks, 1537 Highway F, Defiance, MO 63341. Conley DePriest, 566 Dietrich Rd., Foristell, MO 63348... Richard C. Davis, Rt. 1, Box 100, Truxton 63381 ..............

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THIRTY-FIRST DISTRICT - As of October 31, 1993 Cole Cole Cole Moniteau Osage

. . . . .

Osage

Jefferson Russellville Hickory Hill California Chamois

Linn

.. . . .. .

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43 90 211 183 185

Jefferson City Russellville Eugene California Chamois

. . . .. .

326 Linn

Charles H. Foster Clifford Olsen II Clarence Thiedke George E. Matthews Kenneth C. Cramer

Gary Howard

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Evergreen Sullivan Gray Summit

Franklin Frunklin Prdnklin f<'ranklin Franklin Gasconade............. Gasconade

Hope FraternaL Columbia f<;aster Union Ilermann Owensville

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

27 New Haven................. Darryl W. Liesman 69 Sullivan Dennis A. Waltz 173 Gray Summit James W. Shephard 251 363 534 575 593 123 624

Washington Robertsville Pacific St. Clair Union.......................... Hermann Owensville

. .. .

Robert L. Hudson, 720 Kevin Or., Jefferson City, MO 65101 3rd Mon. C. Lowell Flessa, Rt. 1, Box 18, Russellville, MO 650742nd Fri. James Clark, Box 15, Thscumbia, MO 65082 2nd Thes. Billy R. Potter, Rt. 1, Box 209, California, MO 65018 2nd & 4th Thes. Marvin Witthaus, Box 92, Chamois, MO 65024................ 4th Friday except, 3rd Fri. Nov. & Dec. Johnnie R. Fowler, Rt. I, Box 99A, Linn, MO 65051......... 2nd & 4th Mon.

.. Roland Pepmueller Vernon Carpenter .. Raymond W. Schuenemcyer Ronald L. Sullivan . James Farr . Landon M. Grosse . James G. Haddox .

Elmer A. Allersmeyer, P.O. Box 308, New Haven, MO 6.1066 James K. Schatz, 22 North Olive St., Sullivan, MO 63080 Norman W. Zweifel, Rt. I, Box 221-B, Beaufort, MO 63013 . John L. Erfurdt, 5854 State Rd. A, Washington, MO 63090 . Sam Smothers, Rt. I, Box BOA, Robertsville, MO 63072 . Roy E. Myers, 1317 W. St. Louis St., Pacific, MO 63069 . Horace I. Meek, #7 Bitter Sweet. St. Clair. MO 63077 . . Elvis Winchester, 862 So. Hwy. 47, Union, MO 63084 ArthurC. Gaebler,Rt. 2, Box 151, Hermann, MO 65041.. Kevin E.Weaver, 3705 Meadow Dr., House Springs, MO 6.1001

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Lodge

No.

Location

Master's Name

Time of Meeting

Secretary's Name and Address

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

Index Ca88 Grand River Delton

. . . .

54 147 276 450

Garden City Harrisonville Freeman Delton

Dale M. Crawford Gary Cantrell Willis Wainright Dennis R. Adams

. . . .

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

Jewel Coldwater Archie Cleveland

. . . .

480 485 633 651

Pleasant Hill Drexel......................... Archie Cleveland

Thomas L. McCoy Charles E. Allen Ross Osborn Roger G. High

. . . .

Roger E. Orr, Rt. 1, Box 52, Garden City, MO 64747......... Earl Lash, Rt. 3, Box 541-B, Harrisonville, MO 64701 John C. Waldron, P.O. Box 156, Freeman, MO 64746 James C. Rodgers, 19511 Pickering Dr., Delton, MO 64012 James W. Williams, Rt. 5, Box 174, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 William K. Corbin, Rt. 2, Box 207, Adrian 64720.............. Darrell T. Mays, Rt. 1, Box 10, Archie 64725..................... George Barrios, 881 E. 1st St., Peculiar, MO 64078..........

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Amsterdam Butler Crescent HilL Foster

. . . .

141 254 368 554

Amsterdam Butler Adrain Foster

Jeffery Leister Jayce Ghere Tracy F. Rugg Lewis L. Watson

. . . .

Carl F. Stanfill, Rt. 1, Box 389, Amoret, MO 64722 Charles K. Silvers, Rt. 4, Box 253 Butler, MO 64730 Melvin Smith, 106 Elgin, Box 102, Adrain, MO 64720 W. Carl Trogdon, Rt. 3, Box 174, Butler, MO 64730

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595 653 245 262 265

Dennis E. Brandt Marlin C. Carroll Wilson D. Guthrie Russel E. Allgood Bobbie L. Watts

. . . . .

Johnson Cold Spring Pettis..................... Sedalia Pettis..................... Granite

. . .

274 Leeton......................... JOIlCph Nolte, Jr 236 Sedalia........................ Walter McClelland 272 Sedalia........................ Norman R.DeIl

. . .

Benton................... Benton................... Johnson Johnson Johnson

Cole Camp Warsaw....................... Knob Noster Holden Warrensburg

John D. Friendly, Jr., Box 14, Ionia, MO 66335................. 1st & 3rd Thurs. Bruce L. Smith, Box 1013, Warsaw, MO 65355 1st & 2nd Tues. Marvin L. Ca88, 708 Summit Rd., Knob Noster 653362nd 4th Thurs. William V. Sexon, 1678 N.W. SO, Kingsville 64061............ tst & 3rd Thurs. Howard C. Martin, 429 S.E. 13th Hwy., Warrensburg, M064093 . 1st & 3rd Mon. Richard H. Johnson, RL 1, Box 134, Leeton, MO 64761 . 3rd Thurs. Dale M. Gail, Rt. 4, Box 243, Sedalia, MO 65301 . tstFri. Ray F. Hendricks, 1614 W. 20th St., Sedalia, MO 65301 . 3rdFri.

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Lodge

Henry Henry Henry St. Clair................. St. Clair................. St. Clair................. St. Clair................. St. Clair.................

Windson Clinton Calhoun St. Clair Circle Lowry City Appleton City Star

.. . . .. . .. . .

29 548 552 273 342 403 412 419

Location

Secretary's Name and AddreB8

Master's Name

Windsor Clinton........................ Calhoun...................... Oseeola Roscoe......................... Lowry City................. Appleton City Taberville

Donald F. Wheeler Robert S. Pattison Danny L. Ferguson Steve Foote Berton D. RUB8ell James C. Wilcox Ronald E. Brown Dale Stark

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Edward Vought, 1136 N .E. 1400, Windsor, MO 65360 .. Roger Cameron, 609 W. Rogrs, Clinton, MO 64735 .. Murrell V. Zollicker, P.O. Box 215, Calhoun, MO 65323路0215 Danny Hoppers, Box 139, Osceola, MO 64776 . Robert Keeton, Rl 3, Box 80, Stockton, MO 65785 .. Harold G. Wears, Rt. I, Rox 265H, Lowry City, MO 61763 John B.Browning, 1589 S.W. 1000, MontroAe, MO 64770. Virgil L. Fox, 419 E. Inverrary St., Lee's Summit, MO 64063 .

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4th ,"'rio

Linn Creek Macks Creek Lac:lede Conway Iberia Waynesville

Pulaski

Richland

. . . . .. . ..

152 Camdenton 433 Macks Creek 83 Lebanen...................... 528 Conway....................... 410 Iberia 375 Waynesville 385 Richland

Larry R. Clemens Bernard Gunnels Lynn A. Stowe Arthur R. Crist Christopher G. DeVore Gary R. Shelton Charles E. English

.. .. .. .. . . .

Jack E.Scheurich, Box 368, Camdenton, MO 65020 .. Wayne Noland, Rt. 2, Box 178A, Buffalo, MO 65622 . Edward K. Brann, Box lR5, Lebanon, MO 6.">536 .. James W. Fisher, Rt. 1, Box 310, Phillipsburg, MO 65722 John T. Grady, P.O. Box 65, Iberia, MO 65186 . Fred A. McMillan, SOl Broadway St., WayneRville. MO 65583 . Ed Merrill, Rt. 8, Box 11;2, Lebanon, MO 6f).'>.16 .

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Lebanon Cuba Salem Vienna Belle Lanes Prairie Rolla St. James Equality Arlington Latimer

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

71 312 225 94 373 531 213 230 497 316 145

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

Paul K. Hutson Phillip Hughs Edgar C. Major Daniel E. Snodgrass Larry K. Hicks Forrest Neagles Daniel Watkins Stephen Barber Homer J. Guffey Kenny Wilson .. .. Stanley F. Hitz . . .. . . . . .. . ..

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Robert C. Webster, H.C. 88, Box 8078, Steelville, MO 65,')("<; Rihcard K. Kespohl, Rt. I, Box \319, Cuba, MO 6.'>153 .. Harold E. Harston, 409 So. Hickory, Sall'm, MO 65,')60 . Richard K. Kespohl, Rt. 1, Box 1319, Vienna. MO 65!l82.. Russell J. Ridenhour, Rt. I, Rox 92, Relic, MO 6..; 013 . Dilvid A. Elrod, Box 86, Rt. 1, Vichy, MO 65580 . Norman E. Ragan, Rt. 5, Rox 692, Rolla, MO 65101 . Richard H. Davis, Rt. I, Box 1161, St. ,lameR, MO 651""<;9. Jim Lewis, Rt. 6, Rox 179, Rolla, MO 65101 .. I'ilul E. Reydler, P.O. Bux 327, Dixon, MO 6:'1:'9 .. Walter E. Ritz, Rl. I, Box 152, LickinK. MO r,:.512 ..

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Lodge

No.

Secretary's Name and Addn,ss

Master's Name

Location

Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson

DeSoto Joachim Shekinah

.. .. .

119 DeSoto Barry yancey 164 Hillsboro..................... .Jerry D. Aarant 256 Crystal City Jerry D. Wilson

.. . ..

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

Herculaneum Arnold Blackwell Tyro

. .. . .

338 673 535 12

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Herculaneum Arnold BlackwelL.................. Caledonia

HerbertJ. Eaves David W. Slate Gerald Greenstreet Marshall F. Haynes

Washington Washington

Potosi Irondale

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131 Potosi 143 Irondale

Floyd Rowe Billie Tillie

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Belgrade

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Raymond King

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Roy A. Welshon, 1264:' Jlyfield Rd., DeSoto, MO 6:1020 ... Amos K. Meyer, 806 Lindsay Ave., CrysUiI City, MO r':1019 John II. Santschi, 1.197 Mc:O;ull Sch. Hd., Jo'estus, MO 63028 . A. Elmo Blum. Box 155,lIerculaneum, MO 6.1048 .. Robert C. F:den. 26791rnndale Dr., St. Louis, MO 6.1129 .. Donald G. Jo'errell, 5786 IIillshire ~.,lIillsboro. MO r':lor,() Daniel T. Robinson, Hl. 1, Box 67A, Caledonia. MO 6:36:11

Clarence AI fred Johns, Rt. 2, Box 8r;, Potosi, MO 6:W,f,1 ... Joseph W. Dunlap, 72f> Wortham Rd., Park llills, ~() 6:3601 .. .John Wells, Caledonia, MO 63631 ..

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Riddick Western Light Hogie's Creek Hermitage Fair Play Modem Bolivar Pleasant Hope

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

361 396 279 288 44 144 195 467

Buffalo Louiaburg Wheatland Hermitage Fair Play Humanaville Bolivar Pleasant Hope

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

Ereg L. McKinney Jesse L. Meadors Carl Laws David Turner Ronald D. Bruce John J. Henry Elwayne Harria Meredith B. Tucker

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Joseph H. Reser, Rt. 2, Box 137, erbana, ~O 6r>767 .. Jack L. Beem, Box 71, Louisbur~, ~O 6.S6RI) . Earl "Tex路 Webb, Rt. 2, Box 316, Wheatland, ~() 61)779 .. James C. Munden, Rt. 1. Rox 201, IIenniUi~c, ~O (1)661) Steven L. Bruce, Rt. 2, Bos 2019, fo'air Play, MO 65:'19 .. Jamea W. Allison, Hl. I, Box 62, Flr.mingt.on, MO (1)6:.0 .. M.H. Smith, 1105 S. Lillian Ave, Bolivar, MO (1)613. Robert E. Crowell. Ht. I, Box 4, Pleasant IIope, MO

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William L. Kamm 283 Stockton 315 Jerico Springa Richard E. Sprenkle 87 Greenfield................... Joe E. Hunt..

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John W. Hogardus, Rt. I, Rox 1631), Dadevdle, MO 6:'6.1:' Teddy L. Self, Rl. I, Box 3r.!), .Jerico Springs, MO 647S6 .. Harold L. Thomas, Ht. I, Box In, Greenfield, MO 6!i661

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Ci.:l County Barton Barton Cedar..................... Vernon Vernon Vernon Vernon Vernon Vernon

Lodge Hermon Lamar Clintonville 088ge Sheldon Schell City Montevallo Unity Walker

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

187 292 482 303 371 448 490 495 605

Location Liberal Lamar Eldorado Springs Nevada Sheldon ScheU City MontevaUo Richards Walker

Secretary's Name and Addre88

Master's Name .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .

Kim D. Roehrs Doyle L. Mabry John Stutesman Larry J. RoBe Homer C. Lathrop Jesse J. Mumaw Donald K. Jones Wayne J. Houston Jack Barnetl

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Frank Adams, Box 87, Liberal, MO 64762 Richard Ryan, 194 S. KK. Hwy., Lamar, MO 64759 Jim Welton, P.O. Boz 175, Roscoe, MO 64781 John R. Powell, Rt. 3, Box 316A, Nevada, MO 64772 H.T. Pyeatte, Rt. 2, Box 42P, Sheldon, MO 64784 Warren Haddix, Box 107, ScheU City, MO 64783 H. Gene Lasley, Rt. 2, Box 153, Sheldon, MO 64784 Earl L. Rogers, Rt. I, Box 4, Richards, MO 64778 John P. Bloesser, Box 426, Nevada, MO 64772

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FORTY路FOURTH DISTRICT - As of October 31, 1993 Jasper.................... Jasper.................... Jasper.................... Jasper.................... Jasper.................... Jasper.................... Jasper Jasper.................... Jasper Jasper....................

Carthage Sarcoxie Joplin Fellowship Jasper CarterviUe Mineral Webb City Carl JuncLion Criterion

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

197 293 335 345 398 401 471 512 549 586

Carthage Sarcoxie Joplin Joplin Jasper Carterville Oronogo Webb City Carl Junction Alva

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Derik B. Campbell RusseU W. GarretL Neal W. Letterman William J. Sherman Clinton Smith Robert A. Dorsey David Behymer Charles L. Barnes W. Richard Crow James W. French, Jr

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Carroll D. Hendrickson, P.O. Box 274, Carthage, MO 64836 Warren E. Zimmerman, Box 182, Sarcoxie, MO 64862..... W. Larrance Roe, 1815 Michigan, Joplin, MO 64804......... James H. Doran, Box 1235, Joplin, MO 64801 Robert W. Davis, 411 E. Morrison, Jasper, MO 64755....... James D. Lloyd, Rt. 3, Box 82, Joplin, MO 64801 Darwin R. Flathers, Box C, Oronogo, MO 64855............... Robert L. Whit.ellCal'Ver, 1006 W. 1st St., Webb City, MO 64870 Ralph Martin, 200 Karen Dr., Carl Junction, MO 64834.. Wayne A. Lawson, 4500 E, 26th, Joplin, MO 64804

2nd & 4th Thurs. 1st & 3rd Tues. 18t & 3rd Mon. 2nd & 4th Fri. 1st & 3rd Tues. 1st & 3rd Tues._ ht & 3rd Thurs. 2nd & 4th Thurs. 2nd & 4th Wed. 2nd & 4th Tues.

FORTY路FIFTH DISTRICT - As of October 31, 1993 Greene................... Greene................... Greene Greene...................

United O'Sullivan Ash Grove Solomon

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5 7 100 271

Springfield Walnut Grove Ash Grove Springfield

Walter W. Doyle Randy R. Latimer Gene Doran Scott Houge

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Greene................... Gate ofthe Temple .. Greene................... Republic ..

422 Springfield.................. Donald L. Branson 570 Republic...................... George Dickens

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Greene................... Greene................... Webster Webster Webster Webster Webster Greene...................

608 620 98 300 439 459 477 678

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Strafford Willard Webster Doric Mount Olive Hazelwood Henderson Daylight

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Strafford Willard Marshfield Elkland....................... Rogersville.................. Seymour Rogersville Springfield

Lyle Matthews Andras Bartha Tony Agostini Gary Price Arthur L. Wolfe Jimmy A. Ashley BilIVaughan Jack H. Vanderhoof..

John R Sellers, 851 S. Barnes Ave., Springfield, MO 65802 3rd Mon. Ben N. Daniel, Rt. 1, Box 370, Ash Grove, MO 65604 ....... 2nd Tues. Jimmy Birch, 125 S. Calhoun, Ash Grove, MO 65604....... 2nd Thurs. Raymond R. Sanders, Jr., 510 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO 65802.......................................................................... 2nd Mon. Richard L. Cox, Box 9805, Springfield, MO 65801-9805... 3rd Thurs. Ernest L. Fanning, 4052 W. Sunshine, Lot 109, Springfield, MO 65807 2nd Thurs. Gary Yarbrough, Rt. 3, Box 259, Strafford, MO 65757...... 1st Thurs. Marshall Buffington, 407 Beam St., Willard, MO 65781.. 18t Thurs. J. Edward Blinn, P.O. Box 14, Marshfield, MO 65706 2nd Fri. Joe Atteberry, Rt. 3, Box 162-50, Strafford, MO 65757 2nd Sat. Randall J. Jones, Rt. 3, Box 159, Rogersville, MO 65742.. 3rd Mon. Dean Rowe, Box 115, Seymour, MO 1>5746......................... 18t Fri. Paul C. Degeneffe, Rt. 5, Box 309, Rogersville, MO 65742 3rd Thus. Donald L. Harris, 2131-C W. Phelps, Springfield, MO 65802 1st Mon.

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County

No.

Douglas

Ava

Texas Texas Texas Tcxss Wright................... Wright Wright Wright

Barnes Texas........................ Plato Summersville........... Mountain Grove Joppa........................ Mansfield Norwood...................

.

Location

Masler's Name

CabooL....................... Houston Plato SummerBVilIe Mountain Grove......... Hartville Mansfield Norwood

John C. Casey Franklin L. Miller Harold T. Dandridge Hugh Anderson, Jr Melvin G. Dorris Dallas C. Sullens Terry L. Claar Robert M. Haynes

26 Ava 116 177 469 555 158 411 543 622

Carl Goss

Secretary's Name and Address . . . . .. .. . .. .

James L. Cowart, HCR I, Box 98, Squires, . MO 65755-9704 Hugh D. Lower, P.O. Box 215, Cabool, MO 6.')689 .. Larry K. Ward, Box 457, SucceBS, MO 65.'>70 . James F. Wewer, 007 Broadway St., Waynesville, MO 655&1 Stanley Norin, Star Rt., Box 97, Summersville, MO 6,';571 JacobC. Baird,Rt. 2, Box 58, Norwood, MO 6.'>717 . . Billy L. Dorris, Box 94, Hartville, MO 65667.. William E. Dennis, P.O. Box 616, Mansfield, MO 65704 . Sam J. Shafer, Rt. 1, Box 60, Norwood, MO 65717 ..

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FORTY-SEVENTH DISTRICT-As of October 31, 1993 Carter

Van Buren

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509 Van Buren

Wayne Johnson

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

Grandin Hopewell Barnesville Bunker Delphian Winona Eminence

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.'>79 239 353 675 137 430 607

Grandin Lesterville Ellington Bunker Birch Tree Winona Eminence

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

Star of the West M088ic Viburnum Marcus Bismarck Farmington St. Francois

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133 351 676 110 41 132 234

Ironton........................ Belleview.................... Viburnum Fredericktown............ Bismarck Farmington Libertyville

St. Francois

Samaritan

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424 Bonne Terre

St. FrancoiR

Pendleton

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551 Doe Run...................... Glen E. Watkins

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St. FrancoiR Leadwood St. Francois........... Elvins-Ionic

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598 Leadwood 154 Desloge

Harold Williams Joseph L. Holloway

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St. Genevieve

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226 St. Mary's

Robert J. Koller

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Charles Padgett.. Timothy Morris Herbert T. Shell Kenneth Lawrence John Price Richard Fears Thomas J. Counts

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James E. Newton, Box 135, Van Buren, MO 63965...........

Sat. on or after full moon Tony E. Cates, Rt. I, Box 291, Ellsinore, MO 63937.......... 2nd Mon. James M. Johnson, Rt. I, Box 182, Black, MO 6.1625 ....... 4th Sat. Barnard L. Morrison, Rt. 3, Box 2.17, Redford, MO 6a66S 2nd Thurs. Ray Widger, Rt. I, Box 163, Bunker, MO 63629................ 2nd & 4th Fri. David E. Reed, Rt. 2, Box 2942, Mountain View, MO 6.')548 1st & 3rd Mon. Gordon Buckner, P.O. Box 84, Winona, MO 65.'>88............ 2nd & 4th 1\1es. Dan I. Corbin, Box 63, Eminence, MO 65466 ht & 3rd Thura.

FORTY-EIGHTH DISTRICT路 As of October 31, 1993

Saline

Ronald A. Hicks Kenny Rhoades Jesse L. Ritter Hugo D.Walka David Mayo, Jr J. Lee Boyd Dennis K Thomure

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Donald J. Crump

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Ralph L. Rother, Rt. I, Box 94, Arcadia, MO 63621 . 2nd & 4th 1\1es. Ralph A. Trask, H.C. 63, Box 36A, Belleview, MO 63623 .. 1st Sat. Cletus H. Faircloth, P.O. Box 302, Viburnum, MO 65566. 2nd & 4th 1\1es. .. 1st & 34d Thurs. Dale A. Raymer, Box 148, Marquand, MO 63655 James M. Sitze, Rt. I, Box 469, Elvins, MO 63601.. .. ht&3rd Tues. Dennis C. McGuire, P.O. Box 384, Farmington, MO 63640 2nd & 4th Thurs. JeBSe E. Boyer, Sr., HCR I, Box 180, Sle. Genevieve, MO 63670 1st Thurs. LeRoy D. Unruh, 1573 Rue Riviera, TDL, Bonne Terre, MO 63628 1st & 3rd Thurs. Steven Sammuels, 1009 Old Bonne Terr. Rd., Apt. 113, Desloge, MO 63601 2nd & 4th Fri. James E. Green, 801 Main St., Leadwood, MO 63653 2nd & 4th Sat. William D. Holloway, 602 Park St., Apt. 3, Flat River, MO 63601........................................................................... 1st & 3rd Mon. Dwight Smith, 439 N. West St., Perryville, MO 63775 ..... 4th Sat.

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Lodge

No.

Bollinger Bollinger Cape Girardeau

Trowell Zalma St. Mark's

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Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau.... Cape Girardeau ....

Weat View .. Myatic Tie .. Whitewater .. Excelsior .. Harold O. Grauel.....

Location

Master's Name

Secretary's Name and Address

440 Marble Hill John H. Hahn 545 Zalma.......................... Cletes O. Cato 93 Cape Girardeau Charles F. Ernst. Jr

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103 221 417 441 672

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Millersville Oak Ridge................... Whitewater Jackson Cape Girardeau

Paul D. Cook Michael H. Hurst Charles H. Lawson, Sr Daniel Makin8 James J. Jame8

Perry Scott

Perryvi))e nlmo

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670 Perryville.................... William Alfaro 581 Scott City Clay E. Hunter

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Scott

Chaffee

.

615 Chaffee

.

Timm White

Fred L. Thomas, P.O. Box 54, Marble Hill, MO 63764 ...... Leeman Shirrell, Sr., HCO 2, Box 200, Zalma, MO 63787 ~rge Jenkins, Jr., 64S Whitelaw, Cape Girardeau, M063701 . Rusby D. Niswonger, Rt. 1, Millersville, MO 63766 .. Delos Sebaugh, P.O. Box 24, Daisy, MO 63743 .. James R. Haynes, Box 366, Whitewater, MO 63785 . Joe D. Masterson, Rt. 3, Box 236, Jackson, MO 63755 . Cecil O. Blaylock, 1993 Longview Dr., Cape Girardeau M063701 . Kenneth E. Corse, Rt. 6, Box lA, Perryville, MO 63775 .. Charles H. Spradlin, Rt. 1, Box 1402, Scott City, MO M063780 . Norman A. Proffer, Rt. 1, Box 223, Whitewater, MO 63785 .

Time of Meeting 2nd & 4th Thurs. 1st & 3rd Sat. 2nd & 4th Tues. 1st & 3rd Thurs. ht & 3rd Tues. 2nd & 4th Fri. 2nd & 4th Thurs.

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FIFTIETH DISTRICT - As of October 31, 1993 Mississippi New Madrid Scott Scott Stoddard Stoddard Stoddard Stoddard Stoddard

Charleston Morehouse Morley Sikeston Bloomfield Lakeville Dexter Advance. Puxico

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407 Charleston

Kelly Butler Garland E. Hughes 184 Morley........................ Vernon E. Phillips 310 Sikeston...................... Daryl W. Mays 153 Bloomfield Robert S.Gibbs 489 Bell City..................... Jack Lancaster 532 Dexter Don Kapelski 590 Advance Harold Whitehead 596 Puxico Larry Crisel 603 Morehouse

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Harry Sutherland, Box 396, Charleston, MO 63834 . Marlin L. Swinger, Box 224, Morehouse, MO 63868 . Lloyd E. Michelsen, P.O. Box 171, Oran, MO 63771.. .. John M. Scarbrough, 611 Sikes St., Sikeston, MO 63801 . Johnny M. Robey, Sr., P.O. Box 411, Bloomfield. MO 63825 W. Max Bollinger, P.O. Box 156, Bell City, MO 63735 .. John T. Myers, 124 ParkJane, Dexter, MO 63841 . Jame8 J. Hames, Box 522 Advance, MO 63730 .. Leo H. Lowery, Rt. 2, Box 390 Puxico, MO 63960 ..

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New Madrid.......... Point Pleasant New Madrid New Madrid

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176 Conran 429 New Madrid

New Madrid.......... Odom Pemiscot................ Caruthersville Pemiscot................ Hayti

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Louis Daugherty 671 Portageville 461 Caruthersville Clyde Pruiett 571 HaytL.......................... David Thompson

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Robert J. McAlister, Box 393, Portageville, MO 63873 ..... Charles C. Hatley, 803 Maple, Box 368, New Madrid, MO 63869 L.C. Keith, 500 W. 9th St., Portageville, MO 63873.......... Ben W. Bums, Box 185, Caruthersville, MO 63830........... Theodore T. Martin, 102 E. Washington St., Hayti, MO 63851.................................................................................

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County Butler Ripley Ripley Wayne Wayne

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Poplar Bluff Composite Naylor Greenville Wayne

No. . .. . . ..

209 Poplar Bluff

369 568 107 526

Master's Name

Location

Doniphan Naylor Greenville Piedmont

. . .. .. ..

Danny L. Neff Perry Jenks Lester Armes Ronald G. Rose Fred I. Fox

Secretary's Name and Address . . .. . ..

Time of Meeting

Charles E.Divine, P.O. Box 475, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 . Odas Isaacs, HCR 5, Box 180, Doniphan, MO 63935 ........ John A. Drennan, HC 1, Box 126, Fairdealing, MO 63939 Virgil M. Clubb, P.O. Box 36, Greenville, MO 63944 ......... William N. Burch, 414 N. Main, St., Piedmont, MO 63957

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FIFTY-TlITRD DISTRICT - As of October 31, 1993 Howell................... Mt. Zion Howell Ingomar

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327 West Plains 536 Willow Springs

Donald Dettman John T. Bailey

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Howell................... Mountain View ........

637 Mountain View

PaulO. Butler, Sr

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Oregon Oregon Oregon................... Oregon................... Ouark Ozark Ozark Ozark

2SS 387 463 582 298 365 435 496

Leroy Croney Max W. Cowens Charles E.Steed David N. Frealy Wm. D. Merideth Troy Scott Norman F. Hicks J.R. Ketchum

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Alton Woodside Clinon Koshkonong Ssm peon Bayou Rockbridge Robert Bums

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Alton Thomasville................ Thayer Koshkonong................ Theodosia Bakersfield Almartha Gainesville

Johnnie R. Duggins, Box 206A, West Plains, MO 657751st Thurs. Wayne A. Stephenson, 1022 Halloway Dr., Willow SpringR, MO 65793 2nd Tues. Robert L. Butler, 638 E. 3rd, Rt. 3, Box 3302, Mountain View, MO 65548 2nd & 4th Tues. 3rd Mon. Charles J. Clemen, Rt. 2, Box 2347, Alton, MO 65606 George Vehawn, Rt. 3, Box 148, Birch Tree, MO 65438.... 3rd Sat. 2nd Tues. Bill D. Williams, 304 Cardine, Thayer, MO 65791 Eugene S. Frealy, Rt. 2, Box 2261, Thayer, MO 65791...... 2nd Thurs. Dwayne Hunter, Box 35, Protem, MO 65733..................... 3rd Tues. Russell Holmes, HCR 80, Box 9, Canfield, MO 65655....... 1st Mon. Cecil Lonis, HC 2, Box 76, Gainesville, MO 65655............ 2nd Sat. Barney Douglas, HCR-l, Box 63, Gainesville, MO 65655 . 3rd Thurs.

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

Friend Billings Galena Crane Forsyth Branson

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352 379 515 519 453 587

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Fred L. Tando, 408 Harrison, Nixa, MO 65714 .. Stan Laney, Rt. 2, Box 281, Billings, MO 65610 .. Carnell E. Cutbirth, Rt. I, Box 293B, Galena, MO 65656. Clyde L. Robinson, Box 426, Crane, MO 65633 .. John Pearse, 1382 St. Hwy. Y, Forsyth, MO 65653 .. Greg Pyron, HCR 7, Box 325-B, Branson, MO 65616 ..

H. Norman Napier Dale W. Ebert Theron L. Caldwell Jim Hudgins Richard Treese Randy Berscheid

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Lodge

No. .

Location

Master's Name

129 Monell........................ Jack Appel

Barry

Monell

Barry Barry Barry Barry Lawrence La wrence Lawrence

Barry .. Pythagoras . Comfort . Central Crossing . Mount Vernon . .. Canopy Decatur ..

367 383 533 674 99 284 400

Lawrence

Miller

567 Miller.......................... James W. Webb

.

Washburn Cassville Wheaton Shell Knob.................. Mount Vernon Aurora Pierce City..................

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Secretary's Name and Addresa . . . . . .. . .. .

CO CO Time of Meeting

Danny Neslleroad, 1311 N. Central, Monett, MO 65708 1st Thurs. Michael L. Shafer, 1733 Garrison, carthage, M~3046 3rd Sat. Kenneth R. Lingle, Rt. 3, Box 3203, Cassville, MO 65625 1st &: 3rd Thurs. Raymon dC. Licklider, Rt. I, Box 944, Exeter, MO 65647. 2nd &: 4th Thurs. James D. Rhoads, Box, 4, Shell Knob, MO 66747.............. 1st Tues. Loren Woodrum, Box 402, Mt. Vernon, MO 6571218t &: 3rd Tues. Robert Skelton, 1107 Griffith Ave., Aurora, MO 65605..... 2nd Tues. Charles A. Donica, 278 Farm Rd., 1120, Monett, 1st &: 3rd Thurs. MO 65708 Ron D. Myers, Box 75, Halltown, MO 65664 2nd Mon.

FIFTY·SIXTH DISTRICT - As of October 31. 1993 McDonald.............. McDonald Newton.................. Newton Newton..................

Southwest Anderson Noosho Granby Stella

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466 621 247 514 538

Southwest City.......... Anderson Neosho Granby........................ Stella

John W. Bowzer Grover Crawford Bill Spiva Stanley Johnson Allen Lusby

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James Cantrell, Box 485, Noel, MO 64854......................... William K. Barker, Box 683, Pineville, MO 64856............. Henry A. Freund, 307 E. Main, Neosho, MO 64850 .......... Joseph D. McBride, Rt. I, Box 8, Stark City, MO 64866... Edwin W. Parker, Rt. 4, Box 369, Neosho, MO 64850 .......

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FIFTY-EIGHTH DISTRICT - As of October 31, 1993 Miller Ionia Morgan.................. Versailles Morgan Barnett

. . .

381 Eldon Jerry Cates 320 Versailles.................... Edward Dolstein............... 591 Barnett....................... Raymond L. Eppeneaur

Mike Alexander, Box 1357, Lake Ozark, MO 65049.......... Vernon L. Whittle, Rt. 3, Box 281, Versailles, MO 65084.. Daniel Boardman, Box 109, Barnett, MO 65011

2nd &: 4th Mon. 2nd &: 4th Mon. 3rd Mon.

Independence Summit

. .

76 Independence 263 Lee's Summit

Robert C. Osborne Paul N. Guinnip

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Jackson

McDonald

.

324 Independence

Phillip P. Stringfield

.

Jackson

Blue Springs

.

337 Blue Springs

Jackson

Raytown

.

391 Raytown

James F. Sullard

Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson

Christian Buckner Marlborough Mt. Washington

. . . .

392 501 569 614

Jackson Jackson Jackson

Grandview Grain Valley Harry S Truman

. . .

618 Grandview Gene D. Williams 644 Grain Valley............... Howard Gillette 679 Grandview.................. Roy N. Thomas

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. Daniel R. Quesenberry.....

Oak Grove Buckner Grandview.................. Independence

Lawrence Dennis Danny D. Smothers George R. Golitko Austin E. Ellis

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Robert R. Crick, 329 E. Kansas, Independence, MO 64050 John Weight, 703 Charleston Ave., Lee's Summit, MO 64081·2470 . Kenneth M. Fitzgerrel, 1403 Parker, Independence, MO 64050 .. William E. Brogg}, Sr., 401 S. 21st St., Blue Springll, MO 64015 . Chriss L. Green. Jr., 3104 Claremont, Independence, MO 64052 . Donald Dennis, Rt. 2, Box 82, Bates City, MO 64011 .. Stanton T. Brown, Box 230, Buckner, MO 64016 . James E. Morris, 10811 Oak, Kansas City, MO 64114 . C. Keith Wilkinson, Sr., 215 So. Hunter, Independence, MO·6405O . Harry Roberts, Box '}J)7, Grandview, MO 64030 .. James E. Hesa, 1215 RD Mire Rd., Grain Valley, MO 64029 Robert W. Kline, 10718 Cambridge Ave., Kansas City, MO 64134 2nd • 3rd Wed.

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Lodge

No.

Location

Kennett .................... Four Mile ................. lIornenville ............. Cardwell................... Malden .....................

68 212 216 231 406

Kennett ...................... Campbell .................... Hornersville ............... Cardwell ..................... Malden .......................

Master's Name

Secretary's Name and Address

Shirrell E. Floyd ............... PauID.Spllrks ................. Robert M. Moffitt.............. Jim Burgess ...................... Jullian Mil\er ....................

Dunkin .................. Clarkton ................... Stoddard ............... Bernie.......................

645 Clarkton ..................... Charles Holiman, Jr......... 673 Bernie......................... Robert Clark .....................

St. Louis Sl. Louis St. Louis................ St. Louis................ Sl. Louis................

3 80 330 542 613

Herbert Knotts, Rt. I, Box 206, Kennett, MO 63857 ......... C.W. Clifford, Box 116, Campbell, MO 63933..................... David D. Pierce, Box 87, Hornenville, MO 63866 ............. Herman L. Clark, Rt. I, Box 107, Arbyrd, MO 63821 ....... Thomas Chidister, 1209 Charlotte Dr., Malden, MO 63863-0136 ........................................................................ Lawrence Jordon, Jr. Box 105, Gideon, MO 63848 ............ Royce Ellsworth, Rt. 1, Box 100, Bernie, MO 63822..........

Time of Meeting 2nd &: 4th Thurs. ht &: 3rd Thurs. ht&:3rd Mon. 1st Thurs. 2nd Tues. 2nd &: 4th Mon. 2nd &: 4th Thurs.

DISTRICT 61A - As of October 31, 1993 Beacon Bridgeton Paul Revere Ferguson Wellston

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Sl. Louis Overland-Occidental 81. Louis................ Mizpllh ..

Hazelwood S1. Johns St. Louis Ferguson Hazelwood

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Kenneth H.F. Thebbe .. James Garrison . Danny M. Keim . Michael L. Huffmaster . Frost L. Erwin .

623 St. Louis 639 Florissant

Dwight Brown Rick J. Hill

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Richard J. Marchand

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St. Louis................ Jennings

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640 Jennings

S1. Louis................ Progress 81. Louis................ Berkeley St. Louis................ Flori8llBnt

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657 Florissant................... Foster L. Johnson 667 Berkeley..................... Delbert Withrow 668 Flori8Banl................... Don L. Taylor, Jr

St. Louis

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677 51. Johns..................... Richard J. Christoferson ..

Lewis &: Clark

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Charles H. Miller, 10216 Baltimore Ave., St. Ann, MO 63074 2nd &: 4th Thurs. Tom Hennenhoefer, Box 190384, Sl. Louis, MO 63119...... 1st &: 3rd Thurs. Earl T. Linch, 10013 Sheldon Dr., St. Louis, MO 63137.... 2nd &: 4th Wed. Melvin A. Pedenen, 20 St. Alice Ln., Florissant, MO 63Q,'l} 1st & 3rd Thurs. Harold Walton, 8826 Heather Ln., Hazelwood, MO 63042 2nd &: 4th Tues. Aaron L. Fain, 1044 Hansom Dr., St. Louis, MO 631142nd &: 4th Thurs. Charles R. Huddleston, 16790 Sinks Rd., Florissant, MO 63034 1st &: 3rd Tues. Roy S. Arnold, 3716-C Candlewyc:k Club Dr., Florissant, MO 63034 1st &: 3rd Tues. Paul C. Neuenkirk, 9252 Edna Ave., 51. Louis, MO 63137 2nd &: 4th Thurs. Wil1iam R. Feltner, 418 Chambers Rd., 51. Louis, MO 63137 1st &: 3rd Thurs. Warren W. Bergman, 6665 Hyde Park Sq., Florissant, MO 63033 2nd'" 4th Fri. Robert T. Stankey, 325 Cameron Rd., 5t. Louis, MO 63137 2nd &: 4th Mon.

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Lodge _ Naphtali...................

St. Louis

Mt. Moriah

No. Location 25 St. Louis

Master's Name Allen H. Rose....................

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40 St. Louis

.. St. Louis................ Polar Star City oCSt. Louis .... Pride of the West .

79 Clayton 179 St. Louis

Robert G. Vollmer............. Norman H. Behrend.........

City ofSt. Louis

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282 St. Louis

Walter McDaniel..............

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360 St. Louis 550 Creve Coeur

Gerald J. Rognan.............. Ronald E. Campbell

576 601 616 642 1

Harold E. Homer Curtis R. Doyle Edward C. Haub Fred Engel Chris Albin

Cosmos

CityoCSt. Louis Tusc:Bn St. Louis................ Rose Hill City of St. Louis.... St. Louis................ St. Louis................ St. Louis City oCSt. Louis....

Olive Branch .. Clayton . Brentwood .. Bef\jamin Franklin.. St. Louis Missouri ...

John F. Meyer.

St. Louis Clayton Brentwood Creve Coeur Webster Groves

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Secretary's Name and AddreBB Time oCMeetinsr Warren R. Knackstedt, 7424 Gravois Rd., Dittmer, MO 63023-9602........................................................................ 2nd &: 4th Thurs. Russell H. Dohrmann, 8109 Audrain Dr., St. Louis, MO 1st &: 3rd Sat. 63121 Fred O. Hahn, 780 Jerome Ln., Cahokia, IL 62206........... 1st &: 3rd Fri. Harold F. Simmons, 242 TurrCt., Webster Groves, MO 63119 2nd &: 4th Wed. Raymond B. Williams, 4521 Whitfield Ln., St. Louis, MO 63134-3821........................................................................ 1st &. 3rd Thurs. John W. Hillemeycr, 50 Magnolia Dr., St. Louis, MO 63124 1st &: 3rd Tues. Thomas O. Gooch, 32 Weldon Springs Heights, St. Charles, MO 63303.......................................................................... 2nd &: 4th Tues. Melvin S. Acord, 1349 Graham Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139 2nd &: 4th Tues. Emory J. Hampel, 465 Oak. St., Sf.. Louis, MO 63119 ...... 2nd &: 4th Thurs. James R. Fiete, 2201 Parkridge, Brentwood, MO 63144.. 2nd Thurs. Maurice S. Brasch, 900 Femview Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141 1st &: 3rd Wed. Lee G. Wall, 14759 Plumas Dr., Chesterfield, MO 63017.. 3rd Thurs. 1st &: 3rd Mon.

DISTRICT 61C - As of October 31, 1993 St. Louis................ Bonhomme

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Thomas J. Ladage

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Kenneth H. Hodges

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Charles yarbro Leslie McDurmont.. Malcolm E. McArthur Lawrence R. Kuhlmann Thomas E. Murphy J. Steve Dodson Patrick E. Finch

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Merton I. Adrean, 1153 Great Falls Ct., Manchester, MO 63021................................................................................. 1st &: 3rd Tues. Ralph 1.. Johnson, 7422 Gravois, Apt. 1-C, St. Louis, MO 2nd &: 4th Tues. 63123 Floyd G. Ward, 46471bwer Grove Pl., St. Louis, MO 63110 1st &: 3rd Wed. George E. Fetters, 659 Green Forest Dr., Fenton, MO 63026................................................................................. 2nd &: 4th Fri. John H. Whitelock, 117 Vincent, Pacific, MO 63069.......... 1st &: 3rd Fri. Newton J.Davis, 12305 Tempo Dr., Creve Coeur, MO 2nd &: 63146 4th Tues. ~le E. Wade, 9522 Holtwood Rd., St. Louis, MO 63114... 2nd &: 4th Tues. Jack D. Heidbreder, 2200 Bredell, Maplewood, MO 63143 2nd &: 4th Mon. Donald W.Bridegan, 714 Atalanta, St. Louis, MO 63119.. 1st &: 3rd Fri. Oliver Diers, 8427 Mathilda Ave., St. Louis, MO 63123... 1st &: 3rd Thurs. Joseph C. Kirksey, 2110 Pindan, Valley Park, MO 63026 1st &: 3rd Tues. Neal J. Donaldson, 5537 Valleyside Ln., St. Louis, MO 63128 1st &: 3rd Tues. Newton J. Davis, 12305 Tempo, St. Louis, MO 63146....... 2nd &: 4th Thurs.

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City ofSt. Louis.... Meridian .................. City of St. Louis.... George Washington. City of St. Louis.... Pomegranate............

2 8t. Louis ..................... David A. Porkola .............. 9 St. Louis ..................... Joseph Hubenschmidt...... 95 St. Louis ..................... Harding W. N08Ber, Jr......

City ofSt. Louis.... Pyramid ................... City ofSt. Louis.... America Good Hope.

180 St. Louis ..................... Russell K. Smith .............. 218 St. Louis ..................... Kevin L. Pryor ..................

City 0[8t. Louis.... Cache .......................

416 8t. Louis ..................... Gustave M. Saettele.........

City ofSt. Louis.... Lambskin .................

460 81. Louis ..................... Clay M. Banks ..................

City ofSt. Louis.... Harmony .................. City of St. Louis.... Clifton Heights ........ City ofSt. Louis.... Algabil......................

499 8t. Louis ..................... Jesse J. Jannuseh ............. 520 8t. Louis ..................... Carl M. Owensby, Jr......... 544 8t. Louis ..................... Arthur C. Bardmass, Jr...

City of St. Louis.... Magnolia-Euclid ...... City of St. Louis.... Gardenville ..............

626 8t. Louis ..................... Frank Sc:arpino................. 655 St. Louis ..................... Richard D. Provance ........

Secretary's Name and Address

Time of Meeting

Henry E. Sneed,7308 Parkwood Dr., 81. Louis, MO 63116 2nd &: 4th Thurs. Dennis Fuller, 736.'> Colgate, 8t. Louis 63130.................... 2nd &: 4th Tues. Edward J. Reinhardt, 4519 Candleglow Dr., St. Louis, MO 63129 1st &: 3rd Sat. Ward W. Kelly, 708.'> Deerpath Dr., St. Louis, MO 63123.. 2nd &: 4th Fri. Harold G. Westbrock, 4741 Nebraska Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111.................................................................................. 1st &: 3rd Sat. Harold E. Gerheauser, 225 E. Ripa Ave., St. Louis, MO 63125 1st &: 3rd Sat. Robert L. Weber, 3035 Arrowhead Point Dr., St. Louis, MO 63129 .2nd &: 4th Wed. William F. Schmidt, 9509 Yaflbury Ln., St. Louis, MO 63123 lat & 3rd Mon. Gerald J. Giamanco, 5202 Itaska, St. Louis, MO 63109... 2nd &: 4th Tues. Gene Dorris, 11109 Pasty Dr., St. Louis, MO 63123.......... 2nd Fri. each mo. except Nov. &: Jan. 4th Fri. Harry R. Becker, 6943 Marde) Ave., St. Louis. MO 63109 2nd &: 4th Wed. Armen G. Kayarian, 5244 Delor St., St. Louis, MO 63109 2nd &: 4th Thurs.

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TO MISSOURI Grand Representative Fielding A. Poe Thomas K. McGuire, Jr Edward E. Nixon. Robert J. Creele

Post Office .. Flori88ant . .. .. Jefferson City Webster Groves r;:~~. IId;:~~~::::::::::::::::::: Marshall GU8 O. Nations .. St. Louis K. Roger PenneL .. Fairfax Charles H. Moore .. Ca88ville Dale C. Motter .. Kirksville

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TO MISSOURI Grand Representative William It."RODbins Virgil R. Bradsher Robert Gene Embry Lewis C. Cook

GRAND LODGE

Post Office . 'Ih;u , . . Sunrise Beach . . . ~~~sCC~~~~::::::::::::::::::::::

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Joseph S. VanDolah Glenn F. Betz.............. Gordon E. Hopkins W.H. Utz, Jr

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OFFICERS OF THE ORGANIZATION. FEBRUARY 22. 1821 JAMES KENNERLY. Senior Warden

WILLIAM BATES. Junior Warden ABRAM BECK. Secretary

FROM ITS ORGANIZATION. APRIL 23. 1821 Date Election April. 1821... Oct., 1821... Oct., 1822 Oct., 1823 Oct.• 1824 Oct.. 1825 Oct.. 1826 Oct.• 1827 Oct., 1828 Oct.. 1829 Oct., 1830 Dec.. 1831... Oct.. 1832 Dec.. 1833 Nov., 1834; Oct., 1835;; Oct.. 1836 Oct.. 1837 Oct.. 1838 Oct.• 1839 Oct., 1840 Oct., 1841.. Oct.• 1842 Oct.. 1843 Oct., 1844 Oct.. 1845 Oct.• 1846 Oct.. 1847 May. 1848 May. 1849 May. 1850 May, 1851... May. 1852 June, 1853 May, 1854

Grand Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Thos. F. RiddickNath'l B. Thcker· Nath'l B. Thcker· Nath'l B. Thcker· Nath'l B. Thcker· Edward Bates· Edward BatesEdward Bates· Hardage Lane· Hardage Lane· Hardage Lane· Edward Bates· H.R. GambleSinclair Kirtley· A.B. ChambersA.B. Chambers· S.W.B. Carnegy· S.w.B. Carnegy· S.w.B. Carnegy* P.H. McBride· P.R McBride· P.H. McBride· P.H. McBride· P.H. McBride· J.W.S. Mitchell· J.w.S. Mitchell·

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Senior G. Warden

D. Grand Master

Junior G. Warden

Grand Treasurer

Grand Secretary

James KennerlyWilliam BatesArchibald Gamble. William RenshawWilliam BatesArchibald Gamble· . William RenshawEdward BatesThompson Douglas· Wm. G. PettusArchibald Gamble. William Renshaw· Edward BatesThompson Douglas· Wm. G. PettusArchibald Gamble. T. DouglasEdward BatesGeo. H. C. MelodyWm. G. PettusThornt. GrimsleyArchibald Gamble. T. DouglasGeo. H.C. Melody· Wm. G. Pettus· Thornt. Grimsley· Archibald Gamble. John D. Daggett· Geo. H.C. Melody· John F. RaylandRich. T. McKinney. John D. Daggett· Martin RugglesHardage LaneMartin RugglesH.R. GambleThornton Grimsley. John D. Daggett· Hardage LaneGeo. H:' C. Melody· RR. Gamble-................... Adam L. MillsThornton Grimsley. John D. Daggett· Fred L. Billon. . John D. Daggett· H.R. GambleAdam L. Mills·................ Bernard PratteGoo H.C. Melody. Sinclair KirtlelAdam L. MillsThomas Andrews. Fred L. Billon· Geo. H.C. Melody· . Oliver Parker Thomas Andrews. Fred L. Billon· Augustus JonesAugustus JonesThomas Andrews· . Fred L. Billon· Geo. H.C. Melody· . M.J. Noyes· John Garnett· A.B. Chambers· . Sinclair Kirtley· . ~li~~rWJ~~~>::::::::::::::::: ~~B~d~~·~gy.::::::::::::::: g:~ ~:g: ~:l~~:::::::::::: Thos. W. Conyers. Thos. W. Conyers· Sinclair Kirtley· . Oliver Parker·.................. S.w.B. Carnegy-............... Geo. H.C. Melody· John D. Daggett· . Edward Searcey· Goo H.C. Melody· . Richard B. Dallam· Granville SnellGeo. RC. Melody· . Richard B. DallamJohn D. Daggett· . A.B. Chambers·............... Thomas AndrewsAlex T. Douglass· Geo. H.C. Melody. Richard B. DallamJohn D. Daggett· . A.B. ChambersA.B. Chambers· . Alex T. Douglass·............ Wm. C. Vance· Geo. H.C. Melody· . Richard B. DaUam· John OrrickGeo. H.C. Melody· .. Richard B. Dallam· Joseph Foster· . Alex T. Douglass· Joab Bernard· . Joseph Foster· C.H. BowersGeo. H.C. Melody· . Richard B. DallamJoab Bernard· . Richard B. Dallam· Richard B. Dallam· Joseph Foster· . Richard B. DallamFred L. Billon· . John S. Watson· .. Fred L. Billon· John D. Taylor· . E.S. Ruggles-................... J.L.F. Jacoby· E.S. Ruggles· J.L.F. Jacoby· John S. Watson. Fred L. Billon· ~~~~rPu·g::sI~~~:::::::::::::: J.L.F. JacobyCyrus Osborn· John S. Watson. J.W.S. MitchellE.S. Ruggles· . Cyrus Osborn· Joseph Megguire· John S. Watson. J.w.S. Mitchell· C.D.W. Johnson· E.S. Ruggles· . C.D.W. JohnsonB.w. Grover. J.H. Thrner· J.T. Johnson· . C.D.W. Johnson· E.S. Ruggles. S.F. CurrieS.F. Currie. J.H. Thrner· J.T. Johnson· .. A. O'Sullivan· S.H. Saunders· L.S. Cornwell. J.w. Chenoweth·.............. R.C. Hill· Joseph Foster· .. A. O'Sullivan· _ Joseph Foster.. A. O'SullivanD.P. Wallingford. James H. Britton· , Died within week after his installation. tffhere was no Communication in 1835 owing to the anti-Masonic excitement. . . . . . . . . .

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D. Grand Master

Senior G. Warden

L.S. Cornwell· Benjamin Sharp· S.H. Saunders•................ S.H. Saunders· Marcus Boyd· M.H. McFarland· Wm. R. Penick· Geo. Whitcomb•.............. John H. Thrner•.............. John F. Houston· John F. Houston· John D. Vincil· WE. Dunscomb· John D. Vincil· William D. Muir· Thos. E. Garrett· Thos. E. Garrett· Samuel H. Owens· R.E. Anderson· John W Luke· James E. Cadle· Xen. Ryland· T.C. Ready Noah M. Givan· Jos. S. Browne· WR. Stubblefield· Alex. M. Dockery· Chas. C. Woods· Lee A. Hall· Robert F. Stevenson· James W Boyd· Geo. R. Hunt· Wm. M. Williams· James P. Wood· Theodore Brace·

WA. Cunningham· P. Draper· Marcus Boyd·................. M.H. McFarland·........... WR. Penick· John Decker· John H. Thrner· Wm. N. Loker· John D. Vincil· John D. Vincil· W.E. Dunscomb· C.A. Rowley· R.E. Anderson·; T.E. Garrett·................... R.E. Anderson·............... R.E. Anderson· J.E. Ryland· John W Luke· Xenophon Ryland· Xenophon Ryland· Thos. C. Ready·.............. Noah M. Givan· Joseph S. Browne· WR. Stubblefield· Alex M. Dockery· Chas. C. Woods·............. Lee A. Hall·.................... Robt. F. Stevenson· James W Boyd· George R. Hunt· WM. Williams· James P. Wood· Theodore Brace· Geo. E. Walker·

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Grand Treasurer

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H.E. Van Orsdell· Marcus Boyd· John F. Houston· John Decker· John Decker· Samuel M. Hayes· A.L. McGregor· Samuel Russell· A.L. McGregor· Martin Collins· R.E. Anderson· A.L. McGregor· Wm. D. Muir· Alex M. Dockery· Sam H. Owens· John E. Ryland· John E. Ryland· J as. E. Cadle· Xenophon Ryland· Thos. C. Ready· Noah M. Givan· M.G. Hubble· W.R. Stubblefield· J as. E. Carter· Alex. M. Dockery* Lee A. Hall· Robt. F. Stevenson· James W Boyd* Geo. R..Hunt* Wm. M. Williams* James P. Wood·

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John D. Daggett· John D. Daggett· John D. Daggett* John D. Daggett* John D. Daggett· John D. Daggett* John D. Daggett* John D. Daggett* John D. Daggett* Wm. N. Loker· Wm. N. Loker· Wm. N. Loker* Wm. N. Loker* Wm. N. Loker* Wm. N. Loker* Wm. N. Loker* Wm. N. Loker* Wm. N. Loker· Wm. N. Loker* Wm. N. Loker* Wm. N. Loker* Wm. N. Loker* Wm. N. Loker· John W Luke* John W Luke· John W Luke· John W Luke· Samuel M. Kennard* Samuel M. Kennard* Samuel M. Kennard· Samuel M. Kennard* Samuel M. Kennard· ** G~~;g~·E: W~~;*::::::::::: Samuel M. Kennard* Samuel M. Kennard* Samuel M. Kennard* Harry Kenne* .. Samuel M. Kennard* J .B. Thomas· . Samuel M. Kennard* Samuel M. Kennard· ~:r.. ];:i~~~*:::::::::::::::::: Samuel M. Kennard* Samuel M. Kennard* Samuel M. Kennard*

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C.H. Briggs· Campbell Wells· Joseph C. Finafn· John C. Yocum Wm. F. Kuhn· Leroy R. Valliant· AS. Houston· D.M. Wilson· John T. Short· R.R. Kreeger· Wm. A. Hall· Clay C. Bigger· Arch A. Johnson· .J acob Lampert· Van Fremont Boor· Thlman W. Cotton· Frank R. Jesse· Edward Higbee· Wm. A. Clark· John W. Bingham· Julius C. Garrell· Wm. F. Johnson· o.A. Lucas· Hert S. Lee· Joseph S. McIntyre· Orestes Mitchell· WW. Martin· John Pickard· Anthony F. Ittner· Hyrne E. Bigger· S.R. Freet· Wm. It. Gentry· Hay V. Denslow· Thad B. Landon· EC. Barnhill· Du Val Smith·

C..mpbell Wells· Joseph C. Finigin· John C. yocum· Wm. F. Kuhn· Leroy B. Valliant· A.S. Houston· D.M. Wilson· John T. Short· R.R. Kreeger· William A. Hall· Clay C. Bigger· Arch A. Johnson· Jacob Lampert· Van Fremont Boor· Chesley A. Mosman· Frank R. Jesse· Edward Higbee· Wm. A Clark· John W. Bingham· Julius C. Garrell· Wm. F. Johnson· O.A. Lucas· Bert S. Lee· Joseph S. McIntrye· Orestes Mitchell· WW. Martin· John Pickard· A.F. Ittner· B.E. Bigger· S.R. Freet· Wm. R. Gentry· Ray V. Denslow· Thad B. Landon· Frank C. Barnhill· Du Val Smith· J as. W. Skelly·

• " Died October 12. 1904. while in office. ... Died April 22. 1916. while in office.

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Senior G. Warden I Junior G. Warden E.F. Allen·........................ C.H. Briggs· C.H. Briggs·..................... Campbell Wells·............... Joseph C. Finagin· Campbell Wells· Joseph C. Fina~in· John C. yocum· John C. Yocum Wm. F. Kuhn Wm. F. Kuhn· Leroy B. Valliant· Leroy B. Valliant· A.S. Houston· A.S. Houston· D.M. Wilson· D.M. Wilson· Howard Watson· John T. Short·................. R.R. Kreeger· R.R. Kreeger· William A. Hall· William A. Hall· Clay C. Bigger· Clay C. Bigger· Arch A. Johnson· Arch A. Johnson· Jacob Lampert :.:': Jacob Lampert· Van Fremont Boor· Van Fremont Boor· Chesley A. Mosman· Thlman W. Cotton· Chesley A. Mosman· Frank R. Jesse· Thlman W. Cotton· Edward Higbee· Wm. A Clark· Wm. A. Clark· John W. Bingham· John W. Bingham· Julius C. Garrell· Julius C. Garrell· Wm. F. Johnson· Wm. F. Johnson· O.A. Lucas·........... O.A. Lucas· Bert S. Lee· Bert S. Lee· Joseph S. Mcintyre· Joseph S. Mcintyre· Orestes Mitchell· Orestes Mitchell·............. w.w. Martin· WW. Martin· John Pickard· John Pickard· AF. Ittner· A.F. Ittner· B.E. Bigger· RE. Bigger· S.R. Freet· Wm. R. Gentry. Sr.· S.R. Freet· Wm. R. Gentry. Sr.· Ray V. Denslow· Thad B. Landon· Ray V. Denslow· Thad B. Landon·............. Frank C. Barnhill· Frank C. Barnhill·........... Du Val Smith· Du Val Smith· Jas. W. Skelly· Jas. W. Skelly· Geo. W. Walker· Geo. W. Walker· H.L. Reader·

H· Appointed October 22. 1904. by Leroy B. Valliant. Grand Master.

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Grand Treasurer Samuel M. Kennard· Samuel M. Kennard· Samuel M. Kennard· Samuel M. Kennard· Samuel M. Kennard· Samuel M. Kennard· Samuel M. Kennard· John R. Parson· John R. Parson· Alphonso C. Stewart· Alphonso C. Stewart· Alphonso C. Stewart· Alphonso C. Stewart· Alphonso C. Stewart· Alphonso C. Stewart· Alphonso C. Stewart· Alphonso C. Stewart· Alphonso C. Stewart· Alphonso C. Stewart· Alph. C. Stewart··· Wm. A Hall· Wm. A. Hall· Wm. A. Hall· Wm. A. Hall· Wm. A. Hall· Wm. A. Hall· Wm. A. Hall· Wm. A. Hall· Wm. A. Hall·ttt E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris·

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Grand Secretary John D. Vincil· John D. Vinci!· John D. Vincil· John D. Vincil· John D. Vincil· John D. Vincil· John D. Vinci!· John D. Vinci!· John D. Vincil·'~ John R. Parson:j::j:· John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parson· John R. Parsontt· Frank R. Jesse· Frank R. Jesse· Frank R. Jesse· Frank R. Jesse· Frank R. Jesse· Frank R. Jesse··tt Arthur Matherttt Arthur Mather· Arthur Mather· Arthur Mather· Arthur Mather· Arthur Mather· Arthur Mather· Arthur Mather·

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Senior G. Warden I Junior G. Warden H.L. Reader· Henry C. Chiles· Henry C. Chiles· Elwyn S. Woodst Elwyn S. Woodst Karl M. Vetsburi· Karl M. Vetsburg· Harry S Truman Harris C. Johnston·........ Forrest C. Donnell· Forrest C. Donnell·......... Grover C. Sparkstt Grover C. Sparkstt......... W.F. Woodruff· W.F. Woodruff· James A. Kinderttt Solon Cameron·............... Morris E. Ewing· Morris E. Ewing· Harry F. Sunderland· Morris E. Ewing· Harry F. Sunderland· Harry F. Sunderland· James M. Bradford· James M. Bradford· Ray Bond· Ray Bond· Homer L. Ferguson Homer L. Ferguson......... Richard O. Rumer· Richard O. Rumer· James McB. Sellers James McB. Sellers......... Orestes Mitchell, Jr.· Orestes Mitchell, Jr.· William J. Craig· William J. Craig· Harold M. Jayne· Harold M. Jayne· Frank P. Briggs Frank P. Briggs Robert L. Aronson· Robert L. Aronson·........ Harold O. GraueL Harold O. GraueL.......... Bruce H. Hunt Bruce H. Hunt................. Robert H. Mann· Robert H. Mann· J. Renick Jones* R. Jasper Smith···'....... Martin B. Dickinson· Martin B. Dickinson A.V. Goodman, Jr.· George F. Morrison· A.B. Vanlandingham A.B. Vanlandingham Russell E. Murray· Russell E. Murray· William R. Denslow Elvis A. Mooney William R. Denslow E.A. Mooney J.M. Donelson

Grand Treasurer E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E, Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris· E.E. Morris···· James M. DeWitt James M, DeWitt" W.H. Vtz, Jr W.H. Vtz, Jr W.H, Vtz. Jr W.H. Utz. Jr W.H, Utz. Jr W.H. Utz, Jr W.H. Utz, Jr W.H. Vtz, Jr W.H. Vtz, Jr W,H. Vtz, Jr W.H. Vtz, Jr W,H. Vtz, Jr W.H.. Vtz, Jr . W.H. Vtz, Jr . W.H. Vtz, Jr . W.H. Vtz. Jr

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Grand Secretary Arthur Mather· Arthur Mather· Arthur Mather· Arthur Mather· Arthur Mather· Arthur Mather· Arthur Mather· Arthur Mather· Arthur Mathertttt Harold L. Reader·t Harold L. Reader· Harold L. Reader· Harold L. Reader· Harold L. Reader· Harold L. Reader· Harold L. Reader· Harold L. Reader· Harold L. Reader· Harold L. Reader· Harold L. Reader· Harold L. Reader· Harold L. Reader· Harold L. Reader· Harold L. Reader· Harold L. Reader··' Elmer W. Wagner·' Elmer W. Wagner· Elmer W. Wagner· Elmer W. Wagner· Elmer W. Wagner· Elmer W. Wagner· Elmer W. Wagner· Elmer W. Wagner· Elmer W. Wagner· Elmer W. WagnerH· Frank A. ArnoldH* Frank A. Arnold

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WH. McLaughlin· Walter L. Walker Herman A. Orlick Lewis e. Wes Cook. Fielding A. Poe James A. Noland. Jr J.e. Montgomery. Jr Gus O. Nations J. Edward Blinn William J. Hill Earl K. Dille Robert J. Crede Vern H. Schneider Charles E. Scheurich P. Vincent Kinkead Thomas K. McGuire. Jr.. Robert D. Jenkins Thomas e. Warden........ Daniel F. Cole D. Robert Downey.... Frank A. Arnold............. Dale C. Motter

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Herman A. Orlick . Lewis e. Wes Cook.......... Lewis C. Wes Cook . Fielding A. Poe Fielding A. Poe . James A. Noland. Jr James A. Noland. Jr . J.e. Montgomery. Jr J.e. Montgomery. Jr . Gus O. Nations Gus O. Nations .. J. Edward Blinn J. Edward Blinn .. William J. Hill William J. Hill . Earl K. Dille....... Earl K. Dille . Robert J. Crede Robert J. Crede . Vern H. Schneider.... Vern H. Schneider .. Charles E. Scheurich....... Charles E. Scheurich . P. Vincent Kinkead.......... P. Vincent Kinkead . William H. Wisbrock....... William H. Wisbrock 1.. Thomas K. McGuire, Jr Robert D. Jenkins .. Thomas e. Warden........... Thomas C. Warden . Daniel F. Cole............ Daniel F. Cole . D. Robert Downey........... D. Robert Downey . Frank A. Arnold.............. Frank A. Arnold . Dale e. Motter................. Dale C. Motter .. Gilrdon E. Hopkins Gordon E. Hopkins . James H. Cobban James H. Cobban .. Donald E. SeotL..............

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NUMERICAL LIST OF LODGES WITH DISTRICT NUMBERS

No. Name District lo St. Louis Missouri 61-B 61-D 2. Meridian 61-A 3. Beacon 4. Howard..................... 25 5. United....................... 45 45 7. O'Sullivan 61-D 9. Geo. Washington 9 10. Agency...................... 11. Pauldingville 30 12. 'lYro........................... 40 13. Rising Sun 21 15. Western Star 10 16. Memphis................... 1 17. Clarksville 16 18. Palmyra :...... 15 19. Paris Union 17 25. Naphtali 61-B 26. Ava............................ 46 15 28. St. John's 29. Windsor 37 30. Huntsville................. 18 31. Liberty...................... 11 33. Ralls.......................... 17 34. '!'roy........................... 29 35. Mercer....................... 5 36. Cooper....................... 25 38. Callao........................ 14 40. Mt. Moriah 61-B 41. Bismarck 48 43. Jefferson 31 45. Bonhomme 61-C 46. Wentzville 30 47. Fayette...................... 25 48. Fulton 27 50. Xenia......................... 7 52. Wakanda................... 20 53. Weston...................... 21 54. Index......................... 34 55. Arrow Rock... 24 57. Richmond............. 23 58. Monticello 15 59. Centralia.................. 26 60. New Bloomfield........ 27

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62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 68. 69. 7lo

73. 74. 75. 76.

77. 78. 79. 80. 82. 83. 84. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 92. 93. 94. 95. 97. 98. 99. 100. 103. 104. 105. 106. 107. 109. 110. 111. 113. 114.

Name District Waverly..................... 23 Vincil......................... 11 Cambridge 24 Monroe...................... 17 Pattonsburg 10 Grant City................ 6 Kennett..................... 60 Sullivan 32 Savannah 9 Eureka...................... 19 Warren...................... 19 Silex.......................... 29 Independence 59 Lebanon.................... 39 St. Joseph 9 Polar Star 61-B Bridgeton.................. 61-A Jackson..................... 13 Laclede 38 Webster Groves 61-C Brookfield 13 Washington............... 42 Defiance.................... 6 Friendship 12 Russellville 31 Perseverance 16 St. Mark's................. 49 Vienna....................... 39 Vienna....................... 39 Bethany.................... 5 Webster..................... 45 Mt. Vernon................ 55 Ash Grove 45 West View................. 49 Heroine..................... 22 Kirksville 2 Gallatin 10 Greensville 52 Stanberry 6 Marcus...................... 48 '!'renton 12 Plattsburg................. 11 'I\vilight 26

See "Lodge Directory by Districts" pages 163 to 182 for Worshipful Master (Name), Secretary (Name and Address), and Meeting Time.


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No. Name District 119. DeSoto 40 120. Compass 21 32 123. Hermann 124. Union Star 10 125. McFall-Gentryville... 6 126. Seaman..................... 3 127. Athens. 6 129. Monett 55 131. Potosi 40 132. Farmington 48 133. Star of the West 48 135. Braymer.................... 12 136. Phoenix 16 137. Delphian................... 47 138. Lincoln 9 139. Oregon 8 141. Amsterdam............... 35 142. Pleasant Grove......... 25 143. Irondale 40 145. Latimer 39 147. Cass 34 149. Lexington 23 151. Milton 18 152. Linn Creek 38 153. Bloomfield 50 154. Elvins-Ionic 48 156. Ashland 26 157. North Star 8 158. Mountain Grove 46 162. Whitesville 9 164. Joachim 40 168. Colony....................... 2 169. Camden Point 21 170. Benevolence.............. 12 171. Hartford.................... 3 172. Censer....................... 14 173. Gray Summit............ 32 174. Sturgeon ............... .... 26 176. Point Pleasant.......... 51 177. Texas......................... 46 179. Pride of the West...... 61-B 180. Pyramid.................... 61-D 183. California 31 184. Morley................ 50 185. Chamois.................... 31 187. Hermon..................... 43

No. 188. 189. 193. 195. 197. 198. 199. 205. 206. 207. 209. 210. 211. 212. 213. 215. 216. 217. 218. 219. 220. 221. 222. 223. 224. 225. 226. 228. 230. 231. 232. 234. 236. 237. 238. 239. 241. 243. 244. 245. 246. 247. 251. 254. 255. 256.

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Name District Hannibal............ 15 Zeredatha 9 Angerona 11 Bolivar 41 Carthage................... 44 Allensville................. 6 New Hope 29 Trilumina.................. 24 Somerset................... 3 Clay........................... 11 Poplar Bluff.............. 52 Unionville 3 Hickory Hill.............. 31 Four Mile 60 Rolla.......................... 39 Hornersville.............. 60 Hale City.................. 20 Barbee 24 America-Good Hope. 61-D Albert Pike 22 Kansas City 20 Mystic Tie 49 La Belle 15 Ray............................ 23 Hamilton 12 Salem..... 39 Saline..... 48 Shelbina.................... 14 St. James 39 Cardwell................... 60 Polo 12 St. Francois 48 Sedalia... 36 La Plata.................... 14 Rushville.... 9 Hopewell................... 47 Palestine 30 Keystone-Trinity...... 61-C Middle Fabius 1 Knob Noster 36 Montgomery 27 Neosho 56 Hope.......................... 32 Butler........................ 35 AIton 53 Shekinah.. 40

See "Lodge Directory by Districts" pages 163 to 182 for Worshipful Master (Name), Secretary (Name and Address), and Meeting Time.


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No. 257. 259. 260. 262. 263. 265. 269. 270. 27l. 272. 273. 274. 276. 279. 281. 282. 283. 284. 285. 287. 288. 291. 292. 293. 294. 296. 298. 299. 300. 302. 303. 305. 307. 308. 310. 312. 313. 315. 319. 320. 321. 324. 325. 326. 327. 330.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Name District 5 Lodge of Light .......... 1 Lodge of Love ........... Mechanicsville.......... 30 Holden ...................... 36 Summit ..................... 59 Corinthian ................ 36 9 Brotherhood ............. New Salem ............... 29 Solomon .................... 45 Granite ..................... 36 St. Clair .................... 37 Cold Spring............... 36 Grand River.............. 34 Hogles Creek ............ 41 Fenton ...................... 61-C Cosmos...................... 61-B Stockton .................... 42 Canopy...................... 55 Earl ........................... 10 Craft ......................... 15 Hermitage ................ 41 Edina ........................ 2 Lamar ....................... 43 Sarcoxie .................... 44 Mound City............... 8 Sparta ....................... 54 Sampson ................... 53 Temple ...................... 20 Doric ......................... 45 Lick Creek ................ 17 Osage ........................ 43 Cecile Daylight......... 20 New London ............. 17 Parrott ...................... 10 Sikeston .................... 50 Cuba ......................... 39 Meramec ................... 61-C Jerusalem ................. 42 Paulville ................... 2 Versailles .................. 58 Jonathan .................. 6 McDonald ................. 59 Dockery..................... 13 Linn .......................... 31 Mt. Zion .................... 53 Paul Revere .............. 61-A

No. 33l. 334. 335. 336. 337. 338. 339. 340. 342. 344. 345. 346. 349. 35l. 352. 353. 354. 355. 356. 358. 360. 36l. 362. 363. 364. 365. 366. 367. 368. 369. 370. 37l. 373. 375. 376. 377. 379. 380. 38l. 383. 385. 387. 39l. 392. 393. 397.

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District Name Charity ..................... 9 Breckenridge ............ 12 Joplin ........................ 44 Hallsville .................. 26 Blue Springs............. 59 Herculaneum............ 40 Fidelity ..................... 21 Westport ................... 20 Circle ........................ 37 Moberly..................... 18 Fellowship ................ 44 Arlington .................. 39 Pollock ...................... 3 Mosaic ....................... 48 Friend ....................... 54 Barnesville ............... 47 Hebron ...................... 27 Adelphi ..................... 21 Ancient Landmark .,. 26 Northwest................. 8 1'uscan ...................... 61-B Riddick...................... 41 1 Hiram ....................... Fraternal .................. 32 Higginsville .............. 23 Bayou ........................ 53 Adair ......................... 2 Barry......................... 55 Crescent Hill ............ 35 Composite ................. 52 Williamstown ........... 15 Sheldon ..................... 43 Belle .......................... 39 Waynesville .............. 38 King Hill ................... 9 Ancient Craft............ 6 Billings ..................... 54 Queen City ............... 1 Ionia.......................... 58 Pythagoras ............... 55 Richland ................... 38 Woodside ................... 53 Raytown.................... 59 Christian .................. 59 Bee Hive ................... 11 Gower ....................... 11

See "Lodge Directory by Districts " pages 163 to 182 for Worshipful Master (Name), Secretary (Name and Address), and Meeting Time.


1993

No. 398. 399. 400. 401. 403. 406. 407. 410. 412. 414. 415. 416. 417. 419. 422. 424. 427. 429. 430. 433. 435. 438. 439. 440. 441. 443. 443. 444. 445. 446. 447. 448. 450. 453. 454. 456. 457. 459. 460. 461. 462. 463. 466. 467. 469. 470.

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Name District Jasper.. 44 Pike........................... 16 Decatur 55 Carterville 44 Lowry City................ 37 Malden...................... 60路 Charleston................ 50 Iberia 38 Appleton City........... 37 Greensburg............... 2 Hunnewell................ 14 Cache 61-D Whitewater............... 49 Star 37 Gate of the Temple... 45 Samaritan 48 Glenwood 1 51 New Madrid Winona...................... 47 Macks Creek............. 38 Rockbridge................ 53 Temperance 11 Mt. Olive................... 45 Trowell. 49 Excelsior 49 Burlington 7 Crestwood-Anchor.... 61-C Ada............................ 23 61-C West Gate Ivanhoe 22 Jacoby....................... 6 Schell City................ 43 Belton 34 Forsyth 54 Continental.............. 10 Wallace.. 25 Jonesburg 30 Hazelwood 45 Lambskin.................. 61-D Caruthersville 51 Santa Fe 17 Clifton....................... 53 Southwest................. 56 Pleasant Hope 41 Plato.......................... 46 Nodaway................... 7

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No. Name District 471. Mineral.. 44 473. Nineveh 29 476. Mount Hope.............. 23 477. Henderson 45 480. JeweL....................... 34 481. Marceline.................. 13 482. Clintonville............... 43 483. Fairfax 8 484. Kirkwood 61-C 485. Coldwater 34 486. Cairo 18 489. Lakeville................... 50 490. Monteval1o................ 43 491. Vandalia 27 492. Daggett..................... 30 495. Unity......................... 43 53 496. Robert Burns 497. Equality.................... 39 499. Harmony................... 61-D 501. Buckner 59 502. Philadelphia 15 503. Prairie Home............ 25 504. Platte City................ 21 11 506. Lathrop 508. Saxton....................... 9 509. Van Buren 47 510. New Hampton 5 511. Skidmore 7 512. Webb City 44 514. Granby...................... 56 515. Galena 54 518. Oriental.................... 24 519. Crane 54 520. Clifton Heights......... 61-D 522. Gate City.................. 20 52 526. Wayne 527. Higbee....................... 18 528. Conway..................... 38 529. Apollo........................ 61-A 531. Lanes Prairie............ 39 532. Dexter 50 533. Comfort..................... 55 534. Columbia 32 535. Blackwell.................. 40 536. Ingomar 53 538. Stella......................... 56

See "Lodge Directory by Districts" pages 163 to 182 for Worshipful Master (Name), Secretary (Name and Address), and Meeting Time.


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE

No. Name District 539. Dawn 12 540. Winigan 3 541. Jacksonville 18 542. Ferguson................... 61-A 543. Mansfield.................. 46 544. Algabil 61-D 545. Zalma........................ 49 546. Orient 20 548. Clinton 37 44 549. Carl Junction 550. Rose Hill 61-B 551. Pendleton 48 552. Calhoun 37 554. Foster........................ 35 555. Summersville 46 556. Prairie....................... 5 558. Moscow..................... 29 559. Clarksdale 10 561. Cowgill....... 12 563. york........................... 22 564. Jamesport................. 10 565. Tebbetts... 27 566. Maplewood 61-C 567. Miller 55 568. Naylor 52 569. Marlsborough 59 570. Republic.................... 45 572. Rutledge 1 573. Bernie 60 575. Easter 32 61-B 576. Olive Branch 577. Ewing........................ 15 61-C 578. Forest Park 47 579. Grandin 582. Koshkonong.............. 53 586. Criterion 44 54 587. Branson 1 588. St. Francisville 590. Advance 50 591. Barnett 58 593. Union 32 596. Puxico 50 20 597. Bosworth. 598. Leadwood.................. 48 600. Cosby........................ 9 601. Clayton 61-B

1993

No. Name District 602. Acaia 26 603. Morehouse................ 50 43 605. Walker 607. Eminence 47 608. Strafford 45 609. Warrenton 30 610. Clark......................... 18 612. Mokane 27 613. Wellston.................... 61-A 614. Mt. Washington........ 59 615. Chaffee...................... 49 616. Brentwood 61-B 617. Swope Park 22 618. Grandview................ 59 620. Willard...................... 45 621. Anderson 56 622. Norwood 46 623. Overland-Occidental 61-A 624. Owensville 32 625. Sheffield 22 626. Magnolia................... 61-D 628. Mendon 19 61-C 629. Valley Park 630. East Gate.................. 22 632. Belgrade 40 633. Archie 34 635. Greentop................... 1 636 Freedom.................... 61-C 637. Mountain View.. 53 639. Mizpah...................... 61-A 640. Jennings 61-A 642. Benj. Franklin.......... 61-B 22 643. Northeast 644. Grain Valley............. 59 60 645. Clarkton.. 651. Cleveland.................. 34 653. Shawnee 36 655. Gardenville............... 61-D 656. Country Club............ 20 657. Progress..... 61-A 659. Alpha 20 660. Holiday...... 17 662. Clarence.................... 14 663. Rockhill..................... 22 667. Berkeley................... 61-A 668. Florissant 61-A

See "Lodge Directory by Districts" pages 163 to 182 for Worshipful Master (Name), Secretary (Name and Address), and Meeting Time.


1993 No. 670. 671. 672. 673. 674.

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Name District Perryville 49 51 Odom Harold O. Grauel..... 49 Arnold....................... 40 Central Crossing 55

No. 675. 676. 677. 678. 679.

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Name District Bunker 47 Viburnum.. 48 Lewis Clark 61-A Daylight.................... 45 Harry S Truman....... 59

See "Lodge Directory by Districts" pages 163 to 182 for Worshipful Master (Name), Secretary (Name and Address), and Meeting Time. GRAND LODGE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR 1992路1993 Lodge

Master

St. Louis Missouri Lodge No.1 Meridian Lodge No.2 Beacon Lodge No.3 Howard Lodge No.4 United Lodge No.5 George Washington Lodge No.9 Pauldingville Lodge No. 11 Rising Sun Lodge No. 13......................... Western Star Lodge No. 15 St. John's Lodge No. 28 Windsor Lodge No. 29 Huntsville Lodge No. 30 Liberty Lodge No. 31 Troy Lodge No. 34 Cooper Lodge No. 36 Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40 Bismarck Lodge No. 41 Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 Wentzville Lodge No. 46 Fayette Lodge No.47 Weston Lodge No. 53 Richmond Lodge No. 57 Monti(;ello Lodge No. 58 Centralia Lodge NO. 59 Monroe Lodge No. 64 Kennett Lodge No. 68 Sullivan Lodge No. 69 Savannah Lodge No. 71 Warren Lodge No. 74 Independence Lodge No. 76.................... St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 Bridgeton Lodge No. 80..... Jackson Lodge No. 82 Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 Friendship Lodge No. 89 Perseverance Lodge No. 92..

Robert Grezeskowiak, W.M. David A. Porkola, W.M. Edward M. Kimble, W.M. George Carl Rude, W.M. Mark Schulzinger, W.M. Joseph P. Hubenschmidt, W.M. Rodney E. DePriest, W.M. Wayne C. Koch, W.M. Davey L. Fisher, Jr., W.M. Gary W. Beahan, W.M. Joe Bridegan, W.M. Donald J. Smith, W.M. Raymond E. Adkins, W.M. Raymond W. Stallard, W.M. Donald E. Hoopes, W.M. Theodore Buckwick, W.M. David I. Mayo, Jr., W.M. Thomas J. LaDage, W.M. Jerry D. Davis, W.M. Clell E. Solomon, W.M. Richard H. Hickman, W.M. Gerald L. Clark, W.M. Emery O. Geisendorfer, Jr., W.M. Gene Charles Berek, W.M. Kent E. Cheek, W.M. Everett H. Braden, Jr., W.M. Warren D. Clark, W.M. Michael Ordnung, W.M. Travis Erickson, W.M. 'Ibny L. Ray, W.M. Dr. Robert A. Lado, W.M. Daniel Robinson, W.M. Hugh M. "Mike" Brown, W.M. Donald A. Ried, W.M. Larry D. Griffith, W.M. 'Ibm Serandos, W.M.


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St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 Webster Lodge No. 98.............................. Heroine Lodge No. 104 Twilight Lodge No. 114 Compass Lodge No. 120 Monett Lodge No. 129 Potosi Lodge No. 131 Star of the West Lodge No. 133 Latimer Lodge No. 145 Cass Lodge No. 147 Lexington Lodge No. 149 Milton Lodge No. 151 Linn Creek Lodge No. 152 North Star Lodge No. 157 Mountain Grove Lodge No. 158 Joachim Lodge No. 164 Camden Point Lodge No. 169 Hartford Lodge No. 171 Censer Lodge No. 172 Texas Lodge No. 177... Pyramid Lodge No. 180 California Lodge No. 183 Hannibal Lodge No. 188 Zeradatha Lodge No. 189 Angerona Lodge No. 193 New Hope Lodge No. 199 Clay Lodge No. 207 Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 Rolla Lodge No. 213 America Good Hope Lodge No. 218 Albert Pike Lodge No. 219 Kansas City Lodge No. 220 LaBelle Lodge.No. 222 Salem Lodge No. 225 St. Francois Lodge No. 234 LaPlata Lodge No. 237 Rushville Lodge No. 238 Palestine Lodge No. 241. Neosho Lodge No. 247 Hope Lodge No. 251 Butler Lodge No. 254 Alton Lodge No. 255 Shekinah Lodge No. 256 Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260 Summit Lodge No. 263 Corinthian Lodge No. 265 Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 Solomon Lodge No. 271

Charles Ernst, W.M. John E. Mirgaux, W.M. 'Ibny L. Agostini, W.M. John B. Samer, W.M. Brent Scott Mattox, W.M. James D. Land, W.M. John Fuldner, W.M. Floyd L. Rowe, W.M. Mark R. Pate, 路W.M. Stanley F. Ritz, W.M. Gary Wayne Cantrell, W.M. Donald L. King, W.M. Paul M. George, W.M. Robert L. Dodson, W.M. C.L. Squires, W.M. C. Austin Ruddick, W.M. Gary A. Wynn, W.M. Carl E. Riddle, W.M. Bryan W. Newman, W.M. Harry H. Moehle, W.M. Franklin L. Miller, W.M. Russell K. Smith, W.M. George E. Matthews, W.M. Orace C. Wilson, W.M. Matthew K. Lambing, W.M. Wayne A. Burd, W.M. Ben T. Apollo, W.M. Gilbert D. Head, W.M. Thomas A. Wright, W.M. Jerry P. Knowles, W.M. Jerry E. Coughlin, Jr., W.M. Clyde Dean Paul, W.M. Ronald Ray Piepen W.M. Paul A. Harvey, W.M. James W. Heavin, W.M. Dennis K. Thomure, W.M. Kevin R. East, W.M. Chris Parsons, WM. Harold Cochran, W.M. Larry L. Whiteside, W.M. Richard Abrams, W.M. Jayce Ghere, W.M. Leroy Croney, W.M. Bene W. Barnett, W.M. Louis O. Phillips, Jr., W.M. Paul N. Guinnip, W.M. Bobbie L. Watts, W.M. Fred A. Wolfe, W.M. Larry A. Lockmiller, W.M.

1993


1993

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Fenton Lodge No. 281 Cosmos Lodge No. 282 Hermitage Lodge No. 288 Sparta Lodge No. 296 Temple Lodge No. 299 Doric Lodge No. 300 Osage Lodge No. 303 Cecile Daylight Lodge No. 305................ Meramec Lodge No. 313.......................... Versailles Lodge No. 320......................... McDonald Lodge No. 324 Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 Charity Lodge No. 331 Joplin Lodge No. 335 Hallsville Lodge No. 336......................... Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 Herculaneum Lodge No. 338 Fidelity Lodge No. 339 Circle Lodge No. 342 Moberly Lodge No. 344 Fellowship Lodge No. 345 Riddick Lodge No. 361 Fraternal Lodge No. 363 Higginsville Lodge No. 364 Adair Lodge No. 366 Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368 Williamstown Lodge No. 370 Waynesville Lodge No. 375 King Hill Lodge No. 376 Richland Lodge No. 385 Raytown Lodge No. 391 Christian Lodge No. 392 Gower Lodge No. 397 Jasper Lodge No. 398 Decatur Lodge No. 400............................ Lowry City Lodge No. 403 Cache Lodge No. 416 Whitewater Lodge No. 417 Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 Samaritan Lodge No. 424 Temperance Lodge No. 438 Mt. Olive Lodge No. 439 Crestwood-Anchor Lodge No. 443 Ada Lodge No. 444 Westgate Lodge No. 445.......................... Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 Belton Lodge No. 450 Forsyth Lodge No. 453 Jonesburg Lodge No. 457

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John Lester Fowler, W.M. DeWitt Scott, Sr., W.M. David G. 'furner, W.M. Jerry Huff, W.M. Jack W. Comer, W.M. Gary Price, W.M. Condon Eugene Story, W.M. C. George Manley, W.M. Franklin D. Duckett, W.M. Edward W. Dolstein, W.M. James W. Haeter, W.M. Danny M. Keirn, W.M. Gordon E. Hopkins, Jr., W.M. C. David Steele, W.M. James W. Bradley, W.M. James F. Sullard, W.M. Thomas Hamby, Jr., W.M. John W. "Bill" Yardley, W.M. Berton D. Russell, W.M. Arthur L. West, W.M. William J. Sherman, W.M. Greg McKinney, W.M. Vernon Carpenter, W.M. Ronald Elling, W.M. Steve Jacobs, W.M. Ralph W. Rush, W.M. Larry Robertson, W.M. Gary R. Shelton, W.M. Kenneth Holmes, Sr., W.M. Charles L. Jones, W.M. Daniel Roy Quesenberry, W.M. Lawrence L. Dennis, W.M. Ray Rogers, W.M. Clinton Smith, W.M. Allan Denny, W.M. James Wilcox, W.M. Gustave Saettele, W.M. Charles H. Lawson, Sr., W.M. Walter S. Rosenbaum, W.M. George Leroy Barton, W.M. Richard Henry Miller, W.M. Arthur L. Wolfe, W.M. Darryl W. Spargo, W.M. John M. 'Ibwnsend, W.M. William A. Scott, W.M. Steven M. Anderson, W.M. Dennis Ray Adams, W.M. Andy Adams, W.M. Robert C. Thuerle, W.M.


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Hazelwood Lodge No. 459....................... Lambskin Lodge No. 460 Plato Lodge No. 469 Nodaway Lodge No. 470 Nineveh Lodge No.473 Henderson Lodge No.477 Jewel Lodge No. 480 Marceline Lodge No. 481 Clintonville Lodge No. 482 Fairfax Lodge No. 483 Cairo Lodge No. 486................................ Daggett Lodge No. 492 Robert Burns Lodge No. 496 Harmony Lodge No. 499 Buckner Lodge No. 501 Saxton Lodge No. 508........... Granby Lodge No. 514 Galena Lodge No. 515 Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520 Gate City Lodge No. 522 Higbee Lodge No. 527 Blackwell Lodge No. 535 Ingomar Lodge No. 536 Jacksonville Lodge No. 541. Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Marshfield Lodge No. 543 Algabil Lodge No. 544 Orient Lodge No. 546 Clinton Lodge No. 548 Carl Junction Lodge No. 549 Rose Hill Lodge No. 550 Pendleton Lodge No. 551 Calhoun Lodge No. 552 York Lodge No. 563 Maplewood Lodge No. 566 Marlborough Lodge No. 569 Koshkonong Lodge No. 582 Criterion Lodge No. 586 Branson Lodge No. 587 Union Lodge No. 593 Leadwood Lodge No. 598 Acacia Lodge No. 602 Warrenton Lodge No. 609 Clark Lodge No. 610 Mokane Lodge No. 612 Wellston Lodge No. 613 Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 Swope Park Lodge No. 617 Grandview Lodge No. 618

1993

Jimmy A. Ashley, W.M. Clay M. Banks, W.M. Harold T. Dandridge, W.M. R. Dean Duff, W.M. Jerry Cox, W.M. Fred S. Livingston, W.M. Harold Wright, W.M. Mitchel Williamson, W.M. John Stutesman, W.M. Lloyd N. Brown, W.M. Ron Seiders, W.M. James Day, W.M. Ronald E. Mahan, W.M. Jesse J. Jannusch, W.M. Roger D. Salyer, W.M. Albert L. Smith, W.M. Stanley Marshall Johnson, W.M. Theron L. Caldwell, W.M. Barry L. Rodgers, W.M. Daniel R. Yarbrough, W.M. Mark Edward Nichols, W.M. Gerald Greenstreet, W.M. Jesse I. Mann, W.M. John E. Haley, W.M. Michael L. Huffmaster, W.M. Paul Emil Magnin, W.M. Arthur C. Bardmass, W.M. Milton Hessefort, W.M. Robert S. Pattison, W.M. Roger J. Bailey, W.M. Myron E. Willis, W.M. Ed Watkins, W.M. Danny L. Ferguson, W.M. George A. Blansett, Jr., W.M. Emmett F. Holdman, W.M. George R. Golitko, W.M. Terry W. Mustion, W.M. James W. French, Jr., W.M. Randy Berscheid, W.M. Robert Graham, W.M. Joe W. Robinson, Jr., W.M. James F. Schepers, W.M. Michael Baker, W.M. Bradley Leon Mobley, W.M. Wayne Brooks, W.M. Earle F. Braun, W.M. Austin E. Ellis, W.M. Sergio Martinez, W.M. Denver Dean Kennedy, W.M.


1993

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Overland-Occidental Lodge No. 623 Owensville Lodge No. 624 Shefield Lodge No. 625 Magnolia-Euclid Lodge No. 626 Eastgate Lodge No. 630 Freedom Lodge No. 636 Mizpah Lodge No. 639 Jennings Lodge No. 640 Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 Northeast Lodge No. 643 Grain Valley Lodge No. 644 Cleveland Lodge No. 651 Shawnee Lodge No. 653 Gardenville Lodge No. 655 Progress Lodge No. 657 Alpha Lodge No. 659 Berkeley Lodge No. 667 Florissant Lodge No. 668 Harold O. Grauel Lodge No. 672 Arnold Lodge No. 673 Central Crossing Lodge No. 674 Lewis & Clark Lodge No. 677 Daylight Lodge No. 678 Harry S Truman Lodge No. 679

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Dwight J. brown, W.M. Virgil D. Hawkins, W.M. George L. Duncan, W.M. Christopher James Rollins, W.M. William C. Leskoff, W.M. J. Steve Dodson, WM. Terry R. Struse, W.M. Richard J. Marchand W.M. Sam S. Broad, WM. Grover H. Mudd, WM. Howard W. Gillette, W.M. Roger G. High, WM. Marlin C. Carroll, W.M. Richard Douglas Provance, W.M. Foster L. Johnson, W.M. Howard R. Silvers, WM. Delbert Withrow, WM. W.E. Alfred, W.M. Bobbie H. Cook, WM. Clyde William Crandall, Jr., W.M. Eddie Davis, W.M. John Dale Mahovsky, WM. Oral Dean Benskin, W.M. Morris L. Phillips, WM.


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DALEC. MOTTER GRAND MASTER 1993-1994

1993


INDEX FOR 1993 PROCEEDINGS ADDRESS OF GRAND MASTER Acknowledgements Area Meetings................................................................... Deputy Grand Master's Itinerary 1993........................... Disaster Relief Masonic Service Month Masonic Scholarship Fund, 'Inc........................................ Masonic youth................................................................... Masonic Service Hospital Visitation.................... Amendments of By-Laws ADOPTED by the Grand Lodge at the 1993 Annual Communications: In re: Section 2.170. Retirement and Pensions In re: Section 10.040. Grand Lodge Dues........................ In re: Section 22.040. Forwarding Fees to the Grand Secretary .. In re: Section 22.060. Distribution In re: Section 22.090. Suspension or Expulsion.............. In re: Section 32.080. Petition for Restoration................ In re: Section 35.021. Emergency Change or RepeaL.... Amendments to the By-Laws PROPOSED at the 1993 Annual Communication to lie over for action at the 1994 Annual Communication: In re: Section 2.040. Grand Secretary .. In re: Section 7.195. Co-operating Lodges....................... In re: Section 7.060. Stated Communications................. In re: Section 10.040. Grand Lodge Dues........................ In re: Section 15.020. Same.............................................. Amendments Proposed for Action in 1994............. Amendments of By-Laws REJECTED by the Grand Lodge at the 1993 Annual Communication: In re: Section 7.060. Stated Communications.. In re: Section 13.020. Notification to Other Lodges.. In re: Section 21.010. Territorial Jurisdiction................. In re: Section 21.011. Territorial Jurisdiction In re: Section 21.020. Enlarged Concurrent Jurisdiction In re: Section 21.021. Power to Receive Petitions For Degrees......................................................................... In re: Section 21.030. Power to Receive Petitions E'or Degrees.................... In re: Section 21.040. Receipt of Petitions, If Beyond Jurisdiction In re: Section 21.050. Consent by Another Lodge........... In re: Section 21.060. Invasion of Territory..................... In re: Section 21.070. Membership Not Affected. In re: Section 21.090. No Waiver ofJurisdiction In re: Section 22.020. Purchase in Honor or in Memory

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