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GRAND LODGE Ancient, Free andAccepted

Masons ofthe State ofMissouri

Official Proceedings One Hundred Seventy-Ninth Annual Communication

• Columbia Sept. 25, 26, A. D. 2000, A. L. 6000


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ANCIENT FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI

Organized April 21,1821 By Missouri Lodge No. 12 of Tennessee, chartered Oct. 8,1816 (Now St. Louis Missouri No. 1 of Missouri) Joachim Lodge No. 25 of Tennessee, chartered Oct. 5,1818 (Became Joachim No.2 of Missouri, now defunct) St. Charles Lodge No. 28 of Tennessee, chartered Oct. 5, 1819 (Became Hiram No.3 of Missouri, now defunct) St. Tammany No. 1 of Tennessee received charter from North Carolina Nov. 24, 1789 St. John's No.1 of North Carolina received its charter from Grand Lodge (Modern) of England 1755


WILFRED G. SOUTIEA, JR. GRAND MASTER, 1999-2000

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BIOGRAPHICAL Grand Master WILFRED G. SOUTIEA, JR. Grand Master 1999-2000 Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. was born on February 20, 1940 in Lemay (St. Louis County), Missouri. He was educated in the Bayless School District, graduated from Bayless High School in June 1957. In 1974, he received his B.A. degree from Columbia College and, in 1976, earned a Master of Arts degree from Webster University, majoring in Human Relations and Administration of Justice. After graduating from high school, Most Worshipful Brother Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving for four years as a radio maintenance technician. On separation, he enlisted in the Missouri Air National Guard, while employed full-time at Emerson Electric Company. In 1962, he left Emerson to become a patrolman in the Metropolitan St. Louis Police Department. In 1967, he accepted a full-time position with the Missouri Air National Guard at Jefferson Barracks. While serving in the ANG, he rose through the enlisted ranks, serving as Chief Master Sergeant (E-9) for nine years. In 1980, he was commissioned as a Captain upon completion ofthe Academy of Military Science, and progressed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, where he served as Logistics Officer for the 157th Air Control Group and coordinated several overseas exercises in support of NATO. He retired from the Missouri Air National Guard in May 1993. MWB Bill was active in Gardenville Chapter, Order of DeMolay from 1954 until his enlistment in the Air Force. He joined the Masonic Fraternity, petitioning Freedom Lodge No. 636 early in 1969, and served as Worshipful Master in 1984. In that same year, he served as Worthy Patron of Mehlville Chapter No. 187, Order of the Eastern Star, with his wife, Carol, as Worthy Matron. In 1987, Most Worshipful Brother Bill was appointed by Most Worshipful Brother Thomas K. McGuire as District Deputy Grand Master of Division C, 61st Masonic District. He was later appointed as Senior Grand Marshal, an advancing line Grand Lodge officer, by Most Worshipful Brother D. Robert Downey in 1991. His other Masonic memberships and affiliations include: Multiple member of Harry S Truman Lodge No. 679 at Grandview Missouri; Scottish Rite, Valley of St. Louis, (Venerable Master 1998-1999),32째 KCCH; Keystone Chapter No. 146 Royal Arch Masons, Council, Commandery, York Rite College, Red Cross of Constantine and Knight Mason Degrees of the York Rite; Past President of St. Louis Chapter No. 22 of National Sojourners and Past Commander of Albert Pike Camp Heroes of'76; Missouri Lodge of Research; Moolah Shrine AAONMS (Legion of Honor Unit and Past Master Committee); and the St. Louis Area Gavel Club, Wardens' and Masters' Club, and the Square Club. He is an active member of "Charlie's Angels," a Missouri Degree Team and the East Gate Travelers' Club. For several years, he has served on the Grand Lodge Committee on Chartered Lodges, and Past President of the Board of Directors for the Missouri Masonic Foundation for the Prevention of Substance Abuse Among 4


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Children, Inc. (now known as the Masonic Children's Foundation). He is also the Junior Past President of the Board of Directors for the Masonic Home of Missouri, and currently serves that Board as Honorary Chairman. Bill and his lovely wife Carol reside in Oakville in south St. Louis County near Bee Tree Park. They have two grown children. Bill (Ill) is a Master Mason and member of Algabil-Freedom Lodge No. 636. He and his wife Kim and their three-year old son, Derek, reside in the St. Louis area. The Soutiea's daughter Sheryl is a member of Mehlville Chapter No.IS7, OES, and Past Honored Queen of Bethel No. 47, IOJD. She also resides in the St. Louis area. Most Worshipful Brother Soutiea is the Grand Lodge Representative to the Grand Lodge of Norway.


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OFFICERS

Grand Lodge of Missouri 1999·2000 WILFRED G. SOUTlEA, JR.•••••.•••••..••.••••••..• Grand Master 2948 Finestown Rd., St. Louis 63129-5826 FREDDIE D. ADAMS Deputy Grand Warden 32 East Mission St., Marshall 65340 GLENN E. MEANS Sr. Grand Warden 2019 N.E. Avanti Court, Grain Valley 64029-9368 W. MARION LUNA Grand Treasurer 1101 N. Main St., Piedmont 63957 Grand Secretary RONALD D. MILLER 605 Adens Woods Court, Columbia 65201 JAMES E. SPENCER Grand Lecturer 6620 E. 134th Terrace, Grandview 64030 JIMMIE D. LEE Jr. Grand Warden 7765 E. U.S. 60 Hwy., Rogersville 65742 Sr. Grand Deacon STANLEY M. THOMPSON 311 East North Main, Richmond 64085-1163 ELMER E. REVELLE Jr. Grand Deacon Sabella Dr., Columbia 65203 JOHN M. NATIONS Sr. Grand Steward ROBERT BERGER Jr. Grand Steward 14181 Woodsmill Cove Dr., Chesterfield 63017 Sr. Grand Marshal BRUCE R. AUSTIN 603 N. Main Rd., Charleston 63834-9621 Jr. Grand Marshal WEBB EDWARDS 101 State Dr., Ste. E, Hollister 65672-4989 REV. RONALD R. BOLLINGER Grand Chaplain 3423 Glen Bay Dr., St. Louis 63125 REV. MARVIN R. DAVIS Grand Chaplain 803 N. Main, Rolla 65401 REV. LEONDUS HULL Grand Chaplain 3050 Newgate Dr., Florissant 63033-6216 REV. DELBERT K. MILLER Grand Chaplain 6210 S Hwy. 94, St. Charles 63304-5630 REV. BILLY R. POTIER Grand Chaplain 33610 Wieneke Branch Rd., California 65018 SHELDON H. SNITZ Grand Chaplain 9852 Connell Dr., Overland Park, KS 66212 REV. RONALD E. WOOD, JR. Grand Chaplain 1904 N. 36th St., St. Joseph 64506 DENNIS L. HAMMACK Grand Sword Bearer Rt. Box 216, Elsberry 63343-9642 H.V. (JAKE) JACOBS Grand Pursuivant 1323 Drummond Crt., St. Charles 63303 PHILLIP G. ELAM Grand Orator 4310 Grasso Ave., St. Louis 63123-6806 Grand Orator LARRY C. REYNOLDS 443 Wildwood Dr., Rogersville 65742-8031 Grand Tiler R.L. TICHENOR 4508 NE Carolane St., Kansas City 64116-1527


One Hundred Seventy Nineth Annual Communication

Monday Morning ORGAN SELECTIONS PRESENTED BY STEVEN c. MONROTUS The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri convened in the One Hundred Seventy-Nineth Annual Communication on Monday and Tuesday, September 25 & 26, 2000 at the Holiday Inn Select, Columbia. Grand Master Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. introduced Brother Allen Alden Hackard, Commander of the St. Louis Chapter No. 22 of the National Sojourners for the presentation of the Historic Flags. Where upon, presentation of the colors was presented with a narrative Tribute followed by applause. Most Worshipful Past Grand Master, D. Robert Downey, introduced the following officers, who entered the assemble area and proceeded to their respective stations: Grand Tiler - RL. Tichenor Grand Orator - Larry C. Reynolds Grand Orator - Phillip G. Elam Grand Pursuivant - H.Y. "Jake" Jacobs Grand Chaplain - Ronald E. Wood, Jr. Grand Chaplain - Sheldon H. Snitz Grand Chaplain - Billy R Potter Grand Chaplain - Delbert K. Miller Grand Chaplain - Marvin R Davis Grand Chaplain - Leondus Hull Grand Chaplain - Ronald R Bollinger Grand Sword Bearer - Maurice S. Brasch Junior Grand Marshal - Webb Edwards Senior Grand Marshal - Bruce R Austin Junior Grand Steward - Robert Berger Senior Grand Steward - John M. Nations Junior Grand Deacon - Elmer E. Revelle Senior Grand Deacon - Stanley M. Thompson Grand Lecturer - James E. Spencer Grand Secretary - Ronald D. Miller Grand Treasurer - W. Marion Luna Junior Grand Warden - Jimmie D. Lee Senior Grand Warden - Glenn E. Means Deputy Grand Master - Freddie D. Adams M.W. Downey 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 Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. of Saint Louis, Missouri. The Grand Lodge welcomed Most Worshipful Soutiea as he entered the assemble area and proceeded to his 8


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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 Downey greeted Most Worshipful Grand Master Soutiea, who with a rap of the gavel, seated the Grand Lodge. Most Worshipful Soutiea welcomed everyone to this years Grand Lodge Session. Grand Master Soutiea: "I would like to welcome everyone to the 179th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. Before we go into our formal opening ceremony, I have a special person to introduce who is going to welcome us to the City of Columbia, Missouri. I would like to call upon Ms. Liz Steinner, who is the Director of the Visitors and Tourism Bureau here in Columbia, Missouri." Ms. Liz Steinner: "I have to tell you I have never heard a more stirring rendition of the National Anthem. That was amazing. Just amazing. I would like to welcome you on behalf of Mayor Darwin Cunningham and the City of Columbia. I am Liz Steinner. 1 am the Director of the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, and I have had the privilege to hold that position throughout several Grand Lodge conventions. It is a tremendous honor and privilege to welcome a group that has such a tremendous benevolent reach into our community, our state, and our country. I am just amazed that just your state membership is almost equal to our population. I am also very impressed at the many organizations that you have within the Grand Lodge that do so much for youth, for children, and a picture is worth a thousand words (referred to the sign board on display). I have a seven year old son, and that to me is, if you only did that, you would be such a tremendous, tremendous benefit to our community, to our state. My father once said that if people are on the edge of their seat, it probably does not mean that they are hanging onto every word, it probably means they are getting up to leave if you say one more thing. (Laughter). So I will be very brief and just tell you how very pleased we are to have you again in our community, and I hope to see you every year in the future. And by the way, we have a great convention service department, and the weather that you see around the hotel is just around the hotel, it is sunny and 70 degrees downtown. This was ordered by your convention planners to make sure you stay in the hotel. So when your business is done we hope that you will go out and see some of the great things that Columbia has to offer. Thank you. Have a great convention." (Applause). Grand Master Soutiea: "Before Liz leaves, you know, normally we try to get the governor, or the lieutenant governor, or some other politician to welcome us. This is an election year, and my choice was the Director of the Tourism and Visitors Bureau here because of the helping hand that they personally give us in the Grand Lodge getting ready for this convention, this annual meeting. Thank you very much." Ms. Liz Langsteiner: "Thank you."

OPENING The Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the Star Spangled Banner were led by M.W. Grand Master Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr.. Grand Master Soutiea, with the assistance of the Grand Officers, opened the One Hundred Seventy-Nineth


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Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge on the Degree of Master Mason in accordance with Missouri Ritual.

CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE INTERIM REPORT "Most Worshipful Grand Master, brethren, this is a preliminary report of the credentials committee for the 179th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, of the State of Missouri. Section 1.020 of the Grand Lodge bylaws specifies that a quorum of not less than 30 charter lodges must be for the transaction of business at a Grand Lodge Communication. Your committee on credentials is pleased to report that a quorum is present at this session." HARVEY

J. WELLS, Chairman

INTRODUCTION OF MOST WORSHIPFUL PAST GRAND MASTERS OF MISSOURI R.W. Senior Grand Deacon Stanley M. Thompson presented and introduced the Past Grand Masters in attendance: M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W.

Brother J Morgan Donelson (1969-1970), Princeton Brother William H Chapman (1970-1971), St. Louis Brother Walter L. Walker (1973-1974), Neosho Brother Fielding A. Poe (1976-1977), Florissant Brother James A. Noland, Jr. (1977-1978), Osage Beach Brother J. Edward Blinn (1980-1981), Marshfield Brother William J. Hill (1981-1982), Kansas City Brother Earl K. Dille (1982-1983), St. Louis Brother Vern H. Schneider (1984-1985), St. Louis Brother P. Vincent Kinkead (1986-1987), Farmington Brother Robert D. Jenkins (1988-1989), Shawnee Mission, Ks. Brother Thomas C. Warden (1989-1990), Owensville Brother D. Robert Downey (1991-1992), St. Louis Brother Dale C. Motter (1993-1994), Kirksville Brother Gordon E. Hopkins (1994-1995), St. Joseph Brother Donald E. Scott (1996-1997), Independence Brother Jeffrey O. Nations (1997-1998), Mehlville Brother Steven I Toybes (1998-1999), St. Louis

Led by the Senior Grand Marshal, the Grand Lodge saluted the past Grand Masters with Grand Honors. M.W. Grand Master Soutiea made the following statement. "I would like to welcome each and everyone of our Past Grand Masters to the 179th Annual Communication. I am sure that I probably met with each of you at one point or another during this year, and particularly during the eight previous years I have spent in line as a Grand Lodge officer. I certainly appreciate all the support that you have given me personally, and I am sure that the Grand Lodge officers appreciate the support that you give them, and will continue to give them. Tomorrow at noontime, guess where I get to be? So, it is not that far away. Thank you very much for being here."


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M.W. Brother J. Morgan Donelson responded to the welcome for the Missouri Past Masters. "Most Worshipful Grand Master, you don't know what responsibility you have placed upon me. It is difficult to speak for your own, but to speak for these distinguished gentlemen is really a privilege and an honor. We do wish to congratulate you on your leadership and your devotion this year and in the past, and as it will continue in the future. The only thing I don't know, we haven't voted getting you in this group. (Laughter). It might be presumptuous. But I think maybe with a little politicking, we may be able to do something about it. lt is really awesome to stand where you are. Each of these brethren have done it at the pleasure of the brethren. There is always a group that is not here, and that is those who preceded you, and each of us. Thirty years ago when I stood where you stood in St. Louis at my session, and as I looked out over the body and saw the men who preceded me, it was really a challenge. You have accepted challenges. You have proven it, and you have been an outstanding leader, and we know that with justice and with that gavel, you cannot do anything but use common sense, and also see that this Grand Lodge conducts its business. We congratulate you very much."

INTRODUCTION OF GRAND MASTER AND PAST GRAND MASTER OF OTHER GRAND LODGES RW. Junior Grand Deacon Elmer E. Revelle presented and introduced the Grand Masters and Past Grand Masters of other Grand Jurisdictions: M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W.

Brother Lanny R Sanders, Grand Master of Oklahoma Brother James F. Brown, Past Grand Master of Nebraska Brother Richard L. Campbell, Grand Master of Iowa Brother Stanley D. Browning, Grand Master of Kansas

The Grand Lodge accorded these Grand Masters of other Jurisdictions the Grand Honors. Grand Master Soutiea stated: "Most Worshipful Brethren, Grand Masters, I have had the opportunity to meet and be with each of you on various occasions, and I have certainly appreciated the hospitality and everything that I received within your jurisdiction. Lanny, I am sorry I was not able to visit Oklahoma. I did meet with you while I was in Kansas, and I did have the opportunity to visit six of my neighboring jurisdictions during the course of my year. And the one I remember the best right now was the most recent, so I have asked Most Worshipful Brother Rich to go ahead and respond for the Grand Masters of the other jurisdictions at this point. He is the youngest one. Just less then ten days ago he was made a Grand Master in Iowa." MWB Richard L. Campbell: "Thank you. Most Worshipful Master, it is a pleasure for me to respond on behalf of the other three Grand Masters and to wish you nothing but the best for this 179th convocation of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Our fraternal best wishes to you." (Applause). Grand Master Soutiea: "Thank you."

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Grand Officers from other Grand Jurisdictions: RWB Warren L. McConnell, Senior Grand Deacon, Grand Lodge of Oklahoma. RWB Bill R Kimbrell, Grand Flag Bearer, Grand Lodge of Oklahoma. Grand Master Soutiea: "Brethren, I welcome you to the Grand Lodge of Missouri. I appreciate that you are taking time out of your schedule to come and visit our jurisdiction. I hope you enjoy the good times that you are going to have here. We do not have a Grand Flag Bearer in Missouri, but I salute that flag you wear. Thank you very much for being here."

INTRODUCTION OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BODIES OF THE MASONIC FAMILY RW. Junior Grand Steward M. Robert Berger presented and introduced the Representatives of the Appendant Organizations affiliated with the Masonic Family of Missouri: RWB Ralph Cantrell, Jr., Most Excellent Grand High Priest, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Missouri Donald L. Cox, Deputy Grand Monarch, Grottos of North America Rocky Weaver, Grand Commander of the Grand Commandary of Knights Templar of the State of Missouri R Bruce Hubbard, Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of Eastern Star Earl K. Dille, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri Charles E. McNoldy, National President of National Sojourners RWB Stanton T. Brown, Grand Governor York Rite Sovereign College of North America and Grand Lecturer Emeritus William Bowser, Grand Master of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of the State of Missouri Edward R Rose, Director of Hospital Visitation Program, Masonic Service Association of the North America William W. Mier, International Vice President, High 12 International Grand Master Soutiea: "OUf Masonic bodies, the Masonic family is a part of it, those who are the brethren among us here to be introduced today, and many of us who are the audience are part of the various organizations represented. It is indeed an honor for us to have you all visiting here with us in our Grand Lodge session. With the York Rite Bodies, I was able to make each of the grand organizations in Missouri this year, and the various other organizations I have supported thoroughly myself during the course of the year. I would like to call upon Right Worshipful Brother Stanton B. Brown to please respond for the appendant bodies of Masonry. Stan, I do this simply because you taught me the ritual, and I hope you are proud of what I have been able to do. Thank you." Bro. Stanton T. Brown: "Most Worshipful Grand Master, it is my pleasure to be here today and represent the York Rite Sovereign College of North America, and to bring you greetings from the many, many Knights of that Order. I would respond by saying I only caught one mistake this morning, is that


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okay? (Laughter). But it is indeed a pleasure to be here, and we are certainly appreciative of your hospitality. I do bring from the Governor General an award that has been presented to you, or will be presented to you. If you will allow me to do that now, I would be happy to do that. Rite Sovereign Bodies of North America gives to some person each year the distinguished Service Award from the York Rite Sovereign College for work that they have done in Masonry, and certainly it was my pleasure to be the one to receive from the Governor General and to present you with this Service Award. Congratulations." ... Whereupon, presentation and applause ensued ... Grand Master Soutiea: "I didn't know that, I have been a member of the York Rite College since 1991. I thank you very much for that honor. Right Worshipful Brother Junior Grand Steward, you will escort the heads of the appendant bodies to the East by way of the East and my deputy and I will greet each of them."

INTRODUCTION OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS RW. Senior Grand Marshal Bruce R Austin presented the District Deputy Grand Masters, who stood at their chairs in the auditorium to receive words of appreciation from M.W. Grand Master Soutiea: "Thank you very much. And to my District Deputies, I hope that I have relayed to each and everyone of you on my feelings for you and what you have done, not just for me, but for the Grand Lodge of Missouri during the year 1999/2000. I certainly appreciate all the hospitality and friendship that you have shown me as your Grand Master, and thank you very much for having served. Thank you very much." (Applause).

INTRODUCTION OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS RW. Grand Lecturer James E. Spencer presented the District Deputy Grand Lecturers, who stood at their seats to receive words of appreciation from M.W. Grand Master Soutiea. Soutiea: "Right Worshipful Brothers, Grand Lecturers, again, I thank you very much for your support this year on the Grand Lodge, particularly, and for what you have also shown to me. I thank you very much for having served. At this time I would like to introduce our Grand Lecturer Emeritus, Right Worshipful Brother Stanton Brown. Thank you very much for what you have given to the Grand Lodge over those many, many, many years. I can remember back in the old days when you told me, you have got a Grand Lodge officer here that has the certificates, and the various things like that, and you were proud of that, too, and I thank you very much for having served that office. Thank you."

INTRODUCTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE STAFF OF THE MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI Deputy Grand Master Freddie D. Adams, President of the Masonic Home Board of Directors, presented the following as members of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri. Each were requested to assume a


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place on the raised platform so that the brothers may see and honor their service to the Masonic Home of Misso\lri in Alphabetical Order. R. W. R.W. R.W. R.W. R.W. R.W. R.W. R.W. R.W. R.W. R. W. R.W.

Brother Donald E. Cox Brother James Gibson (Elected to Board to replace resignation) Brother Robert E. Hardester Brother John W. Hess Brother Jimmie D. Lee Brother John W. Mayo Brother Patrick McGuire (Resigned) Brother Richard Montgomery Brother Glenn E. Means Brother Thomas H. Nations Brother Stanley M. Thompson Brother Gail S. Turner

R.W. Brother Freddie D. Adams expressed his thanks for the support given by the Board and stated his appreciation. Retiring Masonic Home Board member Brother John Mayo was introduced and was presented a certificate of achievement for all the good work he has done while on the Board.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE MASONIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS M.W. Brother Donald E. Scott nominated R.W. Brother James D. Gibson of North Kansas City, Missouri. M.W. Brother Gordon E. Hopkins, nominated R.W. Brother David Ramsey of Savannah, Missouri. Brother Herman McDaniels, nominated W.E. Pat Rendon. There being more than two nominations for the Masonic Home Board the Grand Lodge is to make their selection on the ballot during the afternoon.


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Address of the Grand Master To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

It is my distinct pleasure and honor to address you at our 179th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri. I've heard it said that "time really flies when you're having fun" but little did I know that when I made "having fun" was a major part of my program for this year, that it would go by so quickly. In past years, I have heard comments about the Grand Lodge or Grand Master doing this or that, but I must remind you that The Grand Lodge is YOu. The representatives of the subordinate Lodges who are assembled here today are the ones, who by your proposals, actions and voting, set the groundwork for what will happen tomorrow. There are several items on the legislative agenda that will come up for a vote today and tomorrow, and it is your vote that says where we go or how we will do things tomorrow. As I tried to relate in my many travels to the districts in this state, I am one of you, proud to be one of you, and most proud of the fact that at last years Annual Communication, right here in this building, you elected me to be your Grand Master for this term of office and I certainly hope that I have not failed in your expectations. Our Grand Lodge By-laws requires, in Section 2.010(i), that the Grand Master deliver an account of his official acts and decisions, the state and condition of the Craft within this jurisdiction, and his recommendations for measures considered expedient and necessary. But first, I have some real good news to report:

THE SAMUEL SMITH STEWART TRUST At the 1996 Grand Lodge Annual Communication, Acting Grand Master Donald E. Scott proposed a resolution, which was adopted to allow the Grand Lodge officers to enter into negotiations with Boatman's Trust Company, now Bank of America, in order to achieve an early termination of the trust. This trust, which paid $1200 a year to each of 5 living beneficiaries, and upon death of the last living beneficiary, the residual would go to the Grand Lodge of Missouri for charity and/or educational purposes. Most Worshipful Brother Vern H. Schneider had been retained as counsel to assist on our behalf in these negotiations which have lingered since the first proposal in 1997. Brethren, I am happy to say that through his perseverance of this matter, effective June 16,2000 the Trust was terminated by the Circuit Court in St. Louis, Missouri allowing each beneficiary a distribution amount equal to his or her computed life expectancy plus an early termination premium of$40,000 each - and the balance of the trust to the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri for its intended use. The Trust had been written that the fund established for eleemosynary and/or free educational purposes, was to be as a memorial to Samuel Smith Stewart parents, Alphonso Chase Stewart and Elizabeth Smith Stewart. Alphonso C. Stewart had been grand Treasurer of the Grand Lodge of Missouri from 1905 until the time of his sudden death on April 21, 1916 which was


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announced by MWB Frank C. Jesse, then Grand Master. Rather uniquely, MWB Jesse belonged to Algabil Lodge No. 544 and now I, continuing with the memorial to RWB Alphonso C. Stewart, am a member of Algabil-Freedom Lodge No. 636, the continuation of MWB Jesse's Lodge. The Grand Lodge became aware of the termination of the Trust on July 10,2000 and the Deputy Grand Master, Senior and Junior Grand Wardens, Grand Secretary, MWB Schneider and myself had a meeting with Bank of America officials on July 14th. A subsequent meeting was held with our same representatives and Commerce Bank officials on July 21st. A special meeting of the advancing line officers was called for August 20th in Columbia with presentations to be given separately by officials from both aforementioned banking institutions. Brethren, the amount of money involved for us is around $14,000,000 and rest assured, it will be invested and used ONLY for the purposes for which it was provided, charitable and/or educational purposes. I am certain you will hear more on this before the close of Grand Lodge tomorrow.

AREA MEETINGS There were nine Area Meetings held during the months of October and November, 1999. Meetings were held at the following locations: Sikeston West Plains St. Louis Jefferson City Independence Springfield Hannibal Kirksville St. Joseph

10-22-99 10-23-99 10-28-99 10-29-99 10-30-99 11-6-99 11-12-99 11-13-99 11-20-99

I personally feel that it is very important that these meetings be conducted, as soon after and as quickly as possible following the Grand Masters installation at Grand Lodge. The meetings are necessary to disseminate the Grand Lodge programs to the Brethren who are responsible for implementing them. We had a couple of changes for this year. First, I was going to allow the one-day Chance to Advance classes to be conducted hosted by a Lodge and supported from the district level. The District Deputy Grand Master would assume the administrative oversight of the class to be conducted and the District Deputy Grand Lecturer - the ritual. I set no minimums for conducting the class, but required that a maximum number be established so that the Lodge would not be maxed out by candidates and visiting Brethren. New booklets were published by the Grand Lodge Ritual Committee, which outlined the procedures to be used by a Lodge conducting a C2A class. DDGMs and DDGLs were presented a copy of the procedure and additional copies were for sale through the Grand Lodge office. Second, the Grand Lodge Achievement Award form and procedure also took on a new requirement process to help level the playing field for all Lodges. Previously it was necessary for Lodges to accomplish certain goals by involvement, attendance or other manner. It required that each goal be met satisfactorily. If you missed an item, sorry, no award. Starting this year the


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award will be presented on a minimum point requirement. The only required item is attendance at Grand Lodge by one of the top 3 officers. An accumulation of 500 points by accomplishment of any 10 other goals is now required. Naturally we would like for all goals to be met, but if you can't complete on, you can meet one of the other goals a second or third time to make up points. This was explained in total with forms handed out by the Masonic Education Committee. The Area Meeting is when the Grand Master and Grand Lecturer are able to formally introduce their present Deputies to the Brethren in the districts. Newly appointed deputies are presented their lapel pins, which we know they wear proudly. Following we received updates by the Public Relations Committee, Masonic Home of Missouri, Masonic Education Committee, the Grand Secretary, Grand Lecturer and, of course, a message from the Grand Master. The meetings were well attended by representatives from Lodges in the area. I feel that when they left the meeting they were enthused and truly felt that our fraternity was heading in the right direction. A good representation of Grand Lodge officers was at every Area Meeting and added credence to the stability of leadership in the Grand Lodge line. Brethren, I thank all of the Lodges who supported the area meetings by hosting them and thank you all for your assistance, generosity and support in making this year's Area Meetings successful.

MASONIC YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS It was my honor and privilege to be present at each of the Youth Organization Annual meetings to make presentations on behalf of the Grand Lodge. Order of DeMolay State Conclave was held in Jefferson City and I was able to be present at their Awards Banquet held on May 29th where I presented the Grand Masters Youth Award to the Outstanding DeMolay member, Tony Bartelli along with a check for $1000 to the organization for use in their membership programs. There was a new DeMolay Chapter started in Desloge this year and another now in the process in Columbia. This is the start of a great year for DeMolay in Missouri. At the Grand Rainbow Assembly, during the Opening Session in Springfield on June 11th, I was able to present the Grand Masters Youth Award for 2000 to Phyllis L. Shelly and a check for $1000 to the Grand Worthy Advisor for use in their membership programs. On the following day, the Grand Rainbow officers initiated a class of new Rainbow Girls in an excellent manner and following their ceremony, I had the privilege of addressing their new members with the "first time presentation" of the "Lambskin Apron" talk for the initiates. Talk about being nervous, but it was enjoyed by everyone there. At their evening banquet, many membership award certificates were presented and it appears that Rainbow is having a great year in Missouri. Such a thrill I had to be able to attend opening session of the Grand Bethel of Missouri, International Order of Job's Daughters in Jefferson City on June 22nd. My daughter is a Past Honor Queen of Bethel No. 47 and my wife is a majority member in the same Bethel. I also had the privilege of presenting the Grand Masters Youth Award to another outstanding young woman, Jobie Kelly J. Goede, after which I also presented the Grand Guardian Council with the Grand Lodge check to be used in their membership programs.


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It would not be right for me to complete my reports on Masonic Youth Organizations without also including a comment on The Missouri Service Organization for Young Women. This is an organization of young women who had severed relations with the International Order of Rainbow for Girls during 1997-98. Last year they had petitioned our Grand Lodge for Masonic recognition. The Grand Lodge Youth Committee was charged with conducting an intensive investigative check into this organization. The Missouri Service Organization for Young Women and representatives of The International Service Organization for Young Women were briefed on the findings and recommendations of the Youth Committee. A conclusive Report of the Youth Committee was presented at last years Grand Lodge meeting with the recommendation not to extend Masonic Recognition at this time. That was the final vote by the Grand Lodge. At one point during this past year, some Order of the Eastern Star Chapters in the St. Louis area had received requests for donations from an Assembly ofthe Missouri Service Organization for Young Women. The Worthy Grand Matron immediately sent out a communication reminding the Eastern Star Chapters that during MWB Jeff Nations year, this organization was identified as a clandestine type organization and that, as yet, the Grand Lodge had not extended Masonic recognition. I have kept in contact with the Chairman of the Grand Lodge Youth Committee and as of August 2000, the Missouri Service Organization for Young Women has not made a further request for recognition. They must continue to be treated as any other non-Masonic Youth Organization.

MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION The Masonic Service Association representatives and volunteers are the unsung heroes, and are some of the greatest representations of Freemasonry that goes well outside and beyond our Lodges. I had the opportunity to visit the Veterans Administrative Medical Centers at Columbia, Kansas City, St. Louis, Jefferson Barracks and Poplar Bluff. In addition, I was also able to pay official visits to two of the several Missouri Veterans Homes, at Cape Girardeau and at St. James. With the Grand Pursuivant, RWB Jake Jacobs accompanying me to all locations except the Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis, it was a joy to meet with and honor the MSA volunteers and local Lodge representatives, who donate so much of their time and effort in support of the men who have served in Americas armed forces. It was noted, however, that there is never enough help for all of what is being done. I therefore encourage all Freemasons to consider donating several hours of your time, maybe four hours one day a week, to the MSA Representative (located in volunteer services in each hospital) at any of the locations mentioned. It is this type of volunteer work that really adds to your own enjoyment of doing something good for your fellow man.

CHANCE TO ADVANCE (C2A) CLASSES What a great year MWB Steve I. Toybes had in this area, thanks to the legislation that was passed at Grand Lodge in 1998. As I was starting my year as Grand Master I decided that the Grand Lodge would not take on the responsibility for these classes this year, but allowed them to be conducted in the various districts, hosted at and by a Lodge. We published a C2A Procedures booklet, which was available at each of the Area Meetings or through the


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Grand Lodge office. Over 30 C2A Classes, ranging from 13 to 229 candidates were hosted throughout this state. The results are that over 1300 new Master Masons have been Raised. And this number is in addition to those Raised in the traditional manner. We must remember that the one day class is just another tool, not to be used for every individual going to the Second and/or Third Degree, but in those cases where this can be the best method. I was able to be at 8 of the C2A classes and it was a great thrill to participate and to know all the good that these classes are doing for Freemasonry in Missouri.

GRAND REPRESENTATIVE APPOINTMENTS One of the subtle honors that a Grand Master has is that of appointing Grand Representatives for recognized foreign grand jurisdictions. The appointment of a Grand Representative is a lifelong appointment and bestows an honor upon the Brother receiving it. The Grand Master makes the recommendation to the Grand Master of the foreign Grand Jurisdiction, and he in turn, if accepted, makes the formal appointment of the Missouri Mason as his jurisdiction's representative in Missouri. This Masonic year, I recommended 17 Missouri Master Masons to foreign jurisdictions for such appointments. Following are my recommendations: Alberta Arkansas Brazil - Acre Brazil - Bahia Brazil - Sao Paulo Brazil - Sergipe Colorado Gabon Iceland Idaho Louisiana Minnesota New Hampshire Queensland South Dakota Uruguay Washington

- Daniel R. Quesenberry (391) - Bruce R. Austin (407) - John W. Hess (501) - Thomas H. McCrackin, III (629) - J. Bert Thacker (40) - Joe W. Johnson (95) - Randall J. Jones (439) - William J. Bowser (331) - Albert G. Tindall (131) - Dennis L. Hammack (199) - Robert E. Hardester (636) - Howard V. "Jake" Jacobs (260) - David H. Lewis (79) - Matthew L. Quesenberry (391) - Robert Berger (642) - J. Steve Dodson (636) - James E. Snaveley (132)

It is sincerely my hope that each of the above named Brethren are in fact appointed by the Grand Master of their respective jurisdictions and that these Missouri Brethren enjoy many, many years of happiness and good fellowship as Grand Representatives.

MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI Serving on the Board of Directors for the Masonic Home of Missouri is probably one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed upon a member of the Advancing Grand Lodge line until he becomes Grand Master. From the time I first sat as a board member as Senior Grand Deacon, through last year as President of the Board and now, ending as I leave the position as Honorary


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Chairman of the Board, I have been impressed with all the good work done by the home as we help, aid and assist our Brother Masons, their wives, widows and female members of the Order of the Eastern Star. The men of character and quality sitting on this board, the ladies of the O.E.S. Advisory Board, and the full time employees of the home definitely add to the success in meeting the mission of the Masonic Home of Missouri. I thank all the Brethren of Missouri who have contributed financially to the Masonic Home through the Grand Master appeal letters and/or through wills and bequests during this year. Last year, as President, I reported the move of the Eastern Unit from Garden View Care Center in Chesterfield to Clayton House in Town and Country. Little did we know when we entered agreement with Clayton House that a few months later the parent corporation of Clayton would file for bankruptcy. This did not immediately affect Clayton house, but this years board initiated precautionary action in soliciting alternate locations and preparing contingency plans in the event of unforeseeable future actions needed at the Eastern Unit. When it appeared that problems may occur, the Board decided to implement an immediate move to National Health Care at 2920 Fee Fee Road in Maryland Heights. A full report on all Masonic Home of Missouri activities will be in the Presidents report, including the fact that for the first time, our Western Unit on Banister Road in Kansas City is nearly full.

CORNERSTONE AND LODGE DEDICATION CEREMONIES A total of 8 Cornerstone and/or Lodge Dedication ceremonies were conducted during this Masonic term. The first opportunity for the public ceremony of symbolically preparing and laying the Cornerstone and then dedicating the hall, was at the new Decatur Lodge No. 400 Masonic Hall at Pierce City, MO. This was accomplished following the Area Meeting conducted in Springfield on November 6th. We opened Grand Lodge and then participated in the open dedication ceremonies. It was a great day for Freemasonry in this city. The morning of November 11th we arrived in Polo and had a wonderful homemade breakfast in the Lodge dining room after which we opened the Grand Lodge for the purpose of a symbolic re-laying of the cornerstone ceremony to be conducted at the Caldwell County Court House in Kingston. This was a Veterans Day celebration as well and we marched in the town parade, socialized with local residents, and then began the public cornerstone ceremony bef()re several hundred observers. This was a great opportunity to carry the message of the tenets of Freemasonry to this community. On November 14th, it was a trip to Fillmore and a visit to Lincoln Lodge No. 138. This Lodge had constructed a new building over the past year or so and as a result of the "new" visibility in the community, had more than doubled their Lodge membership during this rebuilding period. We opened Grand Lodge in their old Lodge location on the second floor over the corner grocery store less than a block away. Following the opening, the procession walked the street to the entrance of the new structure. Family, friends, town-folk and news media were on hand to welcome the entourage and view the cornerstone and Lodge dedication ceremony. In this instance, the cornerstone from their old building had been laid in the northeast corner "inside" the new Lodge room. The symbolic cornerstone laying ceremony was immediately followed by the solemn Lodge Dedication Ceremony. Refreshments were provided by Lincoln Lodge.


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At a special "Cornerstone Removal" ceremony held on December 21st at Valley Park Lodge No. 629, no formal opening of Grand Lodge was accomplished. In the stead, Valley Park Lodge hosted a dinner for their families and friends and then an informal open meeting reviewing their unique Lodge history. At the cue by the Worshipful Master, several Brethren exited the Lodge Hall and returned moments later carrying the Cornerstone which had been removed from the North East corner. I reviewed the significance of the ceremony of the cornerstone laying which is accomplished by the testing of the perfection of the stone by the tools of Masonry followed by the pouring of corn, wine and oil. The Brethren of Valley Park Lodge were challenged to keep and protect this cornerstone in hope of a new building sometime in their future to replace this building which is being lost due to a highway expansion through the area. On April 22nd, Grand Lodge officers assembled at Savannah Lodge No. 71 in Savannah to open Grand Lodge for the purpose of a public cornerstone ceremony to be held at the Andrews County Court House in Savannah. This was a 100-year rededication ceremony for the courthouse. Hundreds of residents were present for the centennial celebration of which the cornerstone ceremony was a significant part. Another new Lodge building had been constructed and the Brethren of Breckenridge Lodge No. 334 desired to have their new Lodge Room consecrated by the dedication ceremony. On July 9th, the Grand Master and other Grand Lodge officers met for this purpose. The Grand Lodge was opened in the old Lodge Room, a non air conditioned facility in the midtown area of Breckenridge. The new Lodge hall was then dedicated by the elements of corn, wine and oil after which I presented a Brother with the Grand Lodge 50 year award. Then a busy weekend. On August 26th, the Brethren of Laclede Lodge No. 83 hosted the Grand Lodge officers for the Masonic Cornerstone Ceremony to be accomplished on the New Laclede County Courthouse in Lebanon. Grand Lodge was formally opened in the hall of Laclede Lodge after which we paraded to the new courthouse for the public cornerstone ceremony after which we returned to Laclede Lodge for fellowship and refreshment. On the next day, Sunday,August 27th, we traveled to Mount Olive Lodge No. 439 near Rogersville to re-dedicate their recently renovated Lodge room. (This was the Lodge with the cover page story on the Summer issue of the Freemason Magazine.) Lunch was served at noon, followed by opening of the Grand Lodge at 2 PM immediately followed by the public ceremony of Lodge Dedication. What a great way to spend a wonderful summer weekend in Missouri.

GRIEVANCE AND TRIAL RELATED MATTERS This is an area where any Grand Master regrets to have anything happen, but for the overall well being of the fraternity, action must be taken whenever required. My attention was first directed on September 29, 1999 to a complaint brought against a Brother who was recently installed as Worshipful Master and who, in the opinion of his ex-wife, was guilty of misconduct as a Freemason and guilty of crimes committed over 28 years ago which were never filed in the court system. I then appointed an investigation committee of three Grand Lodge members. They reported, interviewing all persons concerned, that they


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concluded that due to the time that has passed, numerous conflicts in testimony, and the failure to have pressed for criminal or civil charges previously; that the complaint was without sufficient foundation for further proceedings or formal complaint. I therefore ruled that no unMasonic charges would be brought against this Brother and he be so advised. About October 8,1999, I received information from the Secretary of Branson Lodge No. 587 that the Lodge grievance committee had formally heard and were placing unMasonic conduct charges against a member of that Lodge. On November 8th, I appointed RWB Carnell Cutbirth (515) as Chairman and RWB Richard Hays (296) and WB Tim Thomas (515) as the trial tribunal. The trial was held on December 15, 1999 and after concurring with the finding of the commission, directed the expulsion from the Fraternity of the Branson Lodge No. 587 member, Robert Earl Reed, Sr. About the 5th of November, I received a communication from the Grand Secretary which included a certified court copy of a felony conviction of a very active Lodge Brother. This guilty plea and conviction had occurred in early 1989 and, it was learned, he had been sentenced to two consecutive twenty-one month terms in custody of the US Bureau of Prisons, of which he served for 14 months before being returned to his civilian life. By some error, he had maintained continuous membership in his Lodge since he was Raised in 1979 and returned to it to again become an active member. The By-law Section 28.020 requiring automatic expulsion was approved by the vote of the Grand Lodge in the fall of 1988 but was somehow overlooked in this case. After much investigation into all activities involved with this particular case, I ruled that the provisions of Section 28.090, When Charges are Not Entertained, para (d), which states: "For any offense committed more than five years before the complaint is presented, unless the offense has been concealed from the public or the Lodge." As such, I directed that no Masonic charges are to be placed against this Brother at this or any future time for this past act. On about November 14, 1999, I received information from the Grand Secretary of receipt of a certified court transcript from the Circuit Court of Dallas County, Missouri showing that James A. Smith, a member of Riddick Lodge No. 361 had entered a felony plea of guilty on November 8, 1999. As such, in accordance with the provisions of Section 28.020 of the Grand Lodge By-laws, I declared James A. Smith expelled from the Masonic Fraternity and so notified the Grand Secretary to make notifications of same. On about February 13,2000, I received a letter from a District Deputy Grand Master to which was attached the findings of a Lodge Grievance Committee. The Lodge Grievance Committee had determined that their investigation of unMasonic conduct charges filed against a Lodge Brother by an Arizona Freemason was not to be taken lightly since they encourage proper moral conduct in Lodge and in their daily lives; but, the charges were for behavior occurring over forty years ago. No current accusations could be made. The DDGM stated in his endorsement that he was satisfied with the investigation, their answers and conclusions that no charges be filed. I advised the DDGM by letter that I concurred with his decision. Section 4.030 of the Grand Lodge By-laws sets out the authority of District Deputy Grand Masters for considering Masonic Law and practice. There is also a Standing Resolution from 196 which states:


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"Questions of Masonic law and practice which may require consideration by the Grand Master are to be submitted through the District Deputy Grand Master. Unless he suggests a disposition which is acceptable by all concerned, he is to forward the inquiry, with his written opinion, including statement of any supplemental information, to the Grand Master." In many instances, District Deputy Grand Masters have interpreted Grand Lodge By-laws in deciding the various questions that were presented to them throughout the year. In many cases they would confer with me by phone or Email and in some instances with other Advancing Grand Line Officers. I applaud these find Brethren for carrying out their assigned duties in many cases beyond what would normally be expected. It was necessary for me to make one written decision regarding Masonic law: A letter to me dated July 18,2000 from RWB Andrew S. Oberman, District Deputy Grand Master of the 61st Masonic District, Division B, in which he requested my decision to support or deny Cosmos Lodge No. 282 from having an absentee ballot. Cosmos Lodge had erroneously changed their Lodge Bylaws stating where their Lodge would meet (by a majority vote) not realizing that Section 7.180 of the Grand Lodge By-laws requires a 2/3 favorable vote following notice to all members. They desired to use a paper, mail in vote so that all members could partake in this important decision to be made relative to the future meeting place of the Lodge. It was my decision that Section 7.180 is quite clear in its requirement that "A Lodge may remove from one hall to another within the Masonic District within which it is located by a two-thirds vote at a stated communication, after notice to all members." It is my determination that all references to voting in the Grand Lodge By-laws is that the vote is taken in the Lodge by voting eligible members present in the Lodge room. There is no allowance for absentee voting except for votes required within some committees, therefore Cosmos Lodge will have to notify all members in writing of the proposal to be voted on at their next meeting. When the vote on the question is taken, there must be a 2/3 vote for the motion in order for it to pass and become effective.

STATE OF THE CRAFr "Behold how good and how pleasant it is for Brethren to dwell together in unity." I am pleased to report that through my numerous official visits, drop-in visits, service award presentations, installations of officers, cornerstone ceremonies, Lodge dedications, or for what ever other reason I had the opportunity to visit a Lodge - I have been impressed with the quality of Brethren we have in this great fraternity. I have seen a lot of great ritual, some good and sometimes maybe just adequate, but not once have I not been impressed by the sincerity and dedication of the officers and Brethren in any Lodge. In fact, in every case, I have been enthused by the reception and fellowship afforded me by all members and visitors present. In visits to Lodges I have sensed a new and vibrant feeling which tells me that good things are happening in Missouri Freemasonry. This feeling undoubtedly results from just having come out of the first year in many that Freemasonry has shown a significant membership gain. The one day Chance to Advance Classes initiated during MWB Steve Toybes' year and the new 2700+ Master Masons raised in that manner from January to August in 1999 was surely the catalyst needed to


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turn many of our Lodges around. I do believe that Brethren are having fun in their Lodges and that many more are attending regularly, becoming involved, and activity is happening. This is not to imply that there are no Lodges that have problems, however. We have had several Lodge consolidations during this year and this is better than just losing a Lodge who has particular problems. My concern will be that although I believe this also will be a year showing significant membership growth and community involvement, that Lodges don't become complacent and wait to see what will happen next. It is you and the Brethren in your Lodge that makes things happen. I have seen many beautiful and inspiring patriotic displays and programs in many different Lodges and remind you that love of this great country and the people who made it that way is something we can all rally around. We all need to keep this "can do" attitude going, practice those Masonic tenets we were all taught and Freemasonry will continue to go and grow well into the 21st century. A great privilege I enjoyed as your Grand Master this year has been that of representing you, the Brethren of Missouri, in visiting the annual grand communications of several jurisdictions outside of our state. To bring them greetings and comment upon our recent increase in membership has made me even more proud of the accomplishments that we have had during the last several years. And I found in my visits that many of these jurisdictions have extended fraternal recognition to the Prince Hall Grand Lodge within their particular state. This afforded me the opportunity to sit in these Grand Lodges with representatives of the Prince Hall Grand Lodges of those states. This allowed me to meet, break bread with and have social intercourse with Masonic Brethren of Prince Hall Mfiliation and their ladies. I was impressed. However, when asked if we recognize Prince Hall in Missouri, I answered that we had not addressed that yet. In January 2000, I had an impromptu meeting with Bill Graham, the Grand Master of Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri, Prince Hall Affiliation. He already knew that I had talked with Prince Hall Grand Officers in Nebraska, Illinois and Kansas. What could we do? Without talking Freemasonry at all, we each agreed to contact our counterparts in other Grand jurisdictions to see how they progressed in the recognition process. In May, we met for a short time again to draft a proposed resolution for each of our Grand Lodges that would allow a committee appointed from each of our Grand Lodges to meet with the other to determine manner and extent of possible recognition between our Grand Lodges and subordinate Lodges. Such a resolution was developed and I am happy to report that at the Prince Hall Grand Lodge Communication in Missouri during the month of July, they passed the resolution presented. I will present a similar resolution to the Grand Secretary following my address and I urge your favorable consideration on this matter when it comes to vote. The 21st Century can become to opening of a new era in Missouri Freemasonry as we practice the Brotherhood of Man, under the Fatherhood of God.

RECOMMENDATIONS I sincerely encourage the continuation of the one day Chance to Advance (C2A) classes at the local Lodge level. Lodges must obtain and follow the information contained in the Masonic Education Committee booklet entitled C2A Procedures. The Lodge hosting the class should have a meeting up front


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involving Brethren of that Lodge plus the DDGM and DDGL. All committee chairmen and teams should be appointed and understand the importance of their job. It is necessary to have at least one, preferably two, complete ritual practices where the Brother serving as moderator can perform the interruptions and all Brethren working in the degrees understand what they do at those times. When first at labor on the Third Degree, it is important that all Master Masons who will be participating in the Raising ceremony understand how and when the Raisings will take place. Everyone participating must know the proper grip and word before the second section of the third degree begins. Lodges that are near Veteran Administration Medical Centers or State of Missouri Veteran Homes need to encourage their members to contribute their volunteer time by lending a helping hand at these facilities which care for those who have contributed their service to the freedom of our great country. The Masonic Service Association Veterans Hospital volunteer service program supports and recognizes those in the Masonic fraternity who dedicate some of their available time to this worthy effort. I strongly encourage all retired Freemasons who have part of a day or more available to contribute to the comfort of our service veterans and live within 50 miles of one of these facilities, to consider donating some of their time to this cause. Showing our service veterans a little TLC goes a long, long way. In closing, I again ask for your support in approving the resolution allowing committee meetings to take place between the Grand Lodge of ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri and the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri, Prince Hall Affiliate, which may result in our extending the hand of fraternal fellowship to those of that fraternity. What better class of person anywhere in this world would you rather associate with than those who believe in the principals and tenets of Freemasonry. Brothers, I thank you very much. That completes my Grand Master's Address, which will be reported on at a later time in this Grand Lodge Session. The Grand Master called upon the Grand Secretary to read those Resolutions to be acted upon during the Grand Lodge. The Grand Secretary read those Resolutions. (These are found within the report of the Jurisprudence Committee.)


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Grand Lodge of Missouri, Holiday Inn Select-Columbia Visit to Jefferson Lodge No. 43 in Jefferson City

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Install Officers of Algabil-Freedom Lodge No. 636 at Mehlville Install Officers of Tuscan Lodge No. 360 at St. Louis Official Visit to Algabil-Freedom Lodge No. 636 at Mehlville Attended Grand Lodge of Illinois at Springfield, IL Attended Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star at St. Joseph 1st Area Meeting - Sikeston Masonic Home of Missouri Board Meeting St. Louis Official Reception for GM by Algabil-Freedom Lode No. 636 Official Visit to Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 at Creve Couer Feast ofTishri Meeting and Dinner at St. Louis Scottish Rite Scottish Rite Reunion at St. Louis, Venerable Master 2nd Area Meeting - West Plains Install Officers of Branson Lodge No. 587 at Branson Official Visit to Webster Groves Lodge No. 84. Present 25 year pins, Leather Aprons and Masonic pins to new Master Masons 3rd Area Meeting - St. Louis 4th Area Meeting - Jefferson City Grand Master's Breakfast at Kansas City Scottish Rite 5th Area Meeting - Independence Past Master's Breakfast at Algabil-Freedom Lodge in Mehlville

Visit to Hazelwood Lodge No. 459 Seymour (Confer 1st Degree on one candidate, turn another in on 3rd Degree) 6th Area Meeting - Springfield Cornerstone and Lodge Dedication Ceremony at Decatur Lodge No. 400 in Pierce City Visit to and installation of St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 in Cape Girardeau Guest Speaker for the Scottish Rite Ladies Club in St. Louis Veteran's Day Celebration in Kingston Cornerstone Ceremony at County Courthouse Kingston Visit to Ancient Landmark Lodge NO. 356 Harrisburg 7th Area Meeting - Hannibal 8th Area Meeting - Kirksville Cornerstone and Lodge Dedication Ceremonies of Lincoln Lodge No. 138 at Fillmore


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Installation of Officers Scottish Rite in St. Louis 9th Area Meeting - St. Joseph Special Masonic Home Board Special Meeting at Buckner Masonic Home Board Planning Meeting Kansas City Thanksgiving Day visit to Masonic Home-East Residents at Clayton House in Town and Country Attend Bruce H. Hunt York Rite College No. 162 St. Louis Attend Dinner honoring H V Jake Jacobs as retiring DDGL at St. Charles Official visit to 32nd Masonic District, Ransom A. Breuer Assn at Owensville Lodge No. 624

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Gavel Club Meeting at St. Louis Gave Flag Tribute at Mehlville Chapter No. 187 OES Installation of Officers Meeting Algabil-Freedom Lodge No. 636 Mehlville 0 Official Visit to 52nd District at Wayne Lodge No. 526 in Piedmont Ararat Shrine EI Kazar Club Installation of Officers at Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton IL Attend the 150 Year Celebration Farmington Lodge No. 132 Official Visit 29th District Troy Lodge No. 34 Attend Moolah Shrine in St. Louis for presentation of GM Fez Official Visit to 39 District at St. James Lodge No. 230 Presented five Fifty Year Grand Lodge Award Pins Attend Grand Lodge Office Christmas Celebration Masonic Home of Missouri Board Meeting Columbia Attend Valley Park Lodge No. 629 for Cornerstone removal celebration Attend Masonic Home of Missouri Office Holiday Dinner Celebration Visit to Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 in No Kansas City. Lodge to open at one minute after midnight.

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Official Visit to Polar Star Lodge No. 79 in Clayton. 75 Year award presentation to RWB Harry Gershenson, Sr. RituallMasonic EducationlPublic Relations Committee Meeting at Grand Lodge Office followed by Special MHM Board Meeting. Visit to Elvins-Ionic Lodge No. 154, DesLoges participate is two Second Degrees Home presentation of 50 Year Grand Lodge Award to Bro Ken Muschany at Defiance Official Visit to 26th Masonic District Association at Columbia hosted by Twilight Lodge No. 114 Official Visit to Meridian Lodge No.2 in St. Louis Official Visit to 34th Masonic District Coon Dinner Meeting hosted by Jewel Lodge No. 480 in Pleasant Hill Grand Master Visit to MSA Volunteers and veterans at the Columbia, MO Harry S Truman VA Medical Center Official Visit to Fayette-Howard Lodge No.4. Present two Endowed Certificates and one 75 Lodge Award Pin Official Visit to 59th Masonic District at Summit Lodge No. 263 Attend Grand Lodge of Nebraska, AF & AM at Kearney, NE Official Visit to 21st Masonic District at Rising Sun Lodge NKC Attend Ways & Means Committee Meeting at GL Office in Columbia Visit to Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260 at Defiance Official Visit to 22nd District at East Gate Lodge No. 630 in KC Attend Grand Masters of North America Conference at Savannah GA Visit Pomegranate-Pyramid Lodge No. 95 "Founding Fathers Night" (Patriotic Program for Presidents Day) Attend Commerce Bank Dinner with Masonic Home Board Masonic Home Board Meeting St. Louis Attend Membership Seminar at Moolah Shrine Temple in St. Louis

Guest Speaker at Harry S Truman Chapter No. 152, National Sojourners in Waynesville, MO Attend and participate in C2A Class hosted by Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 in Springfield Visit Phoenix Lodge No. 136 in Bowling Green to present two 50 year Pins Official visit to 46th Masonic District at Mountain Grove Lodge No. 158 Attend and participate in C2A Class hosted by Rolla Lodge No. 213 in Rolla


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Guest Speaker at Scottish Rite Ladies Club in St. Louis Official visit to 38th Masonic District at Waynesville Lodge No. 375 Attend Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices at Liberty Lodge No. 31 Attend Grand Lodge of Kansas at Salina, KS Attend North County Masters Breakfast at FergusonBerkeley Lodge No. 542 in Ferguson Attend Grand Lecturer's School of Instruction at Washington, MO Attend Ritual Committee Meeting following Ritual School Official Visit to Richmond Lodge No. 57 in 23rd District and presentation of 13 Lodge 25 year awards Attend Grand Lodge of Tennessee at Nashville, TN Attend and participate in C2A Class at Harold O. Grauel Lodge No. 672 in Cape Girardeau Official Visit to Saline Lodge No. 226 at St. Mary in 48th District Visit St. Louis Masonic Board of Relief at Overland. Review management and operations of Masonic Home

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Official Visit to 54th District at Galena Lodge No. 515 in Galena Visit Henderson Lodge No.4 77 at Rogersville to participate in 1st Degree Open Grand Lodge at Savannah Lodge 71 for Cornerstone dedication ceremony at Andrews County Courthouse in Savannah Visit Elvins-Ionic Lodge No. 154 in DesLoges and participate in three First Degrees conferred Visit DeSoto Lodge No. 119 and work in Third Degree conferral Masonic Home Board Meetings in St. Louis Grand Masters Annual Breakfast at St. Louis Scottish Rite Center. Visit by Harry S Truman (impersonator, Dr. Niel Johnson). Attend Harry S Truman Night at Algabil-Freedom Lodge No. 636 in Mehlville. Grand Lodge "Truman Line" members occupying top 5 line stations in Lodge. Attend Mid-Western Masonic Education Conference in Winnepeg, Canada Visit to Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260 in Defiance. Truman birthday night. Obligate 3rd Degree candidate. Visit to Hermann Lodge No. 123 in 32nd District for celebration ceremony for its 150th Anniversary. Attend Grand Lodge of Indiana at Indianapolis. Attend Grand York Rite bodies of Missouri at Jefferson City Attend outdoor 3rd Degree hosted by Richland Lodge No. 385 at Buckhorn. Obligated candidate. Attend Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 for Ritual Instruction class & reception. Visit to Warrenton Lodge No. 609, participated in 3rd Degree Visit to St. James, Missouri Veterans Home for Memorial Day celebration & dedication ceremony. Attend Bruce H. Hunt York Rite College No. 162 at Clayton, MO. Initiation of Senior Grand Marshal and election of officers for 2000-2001. Attend State DeMolay Conclave in Jeficrson City and present Grand Master's Youth Award and Grand Lodge check to Order of DeMolay.

Visit to Cosmos Lodge No. 282 in St. Louis and present two 50 Grand Lodge Awards Visit to Centralia to participate in Anchor Day Parade riding Masonic float. Visit to Centralia Lodge No. 59 meeting at Scottish Rite in Columbia to host Canadian Degree Team from Ottawa and participate in conferring 3rd DebTfee on one candidate.


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Present seven Grand Lodge 50 Year Awards at AlgabilFreedom Lodge No. 636 Visit Craftsmen Lodge No. 717 to present 50 Year Grand Lodge Pin Visit Union Lodge No. 593 in Union for 50 Year Award presentation to RWB Kimber Key. Attend Masonic Home Board Meeting in GL Office in Columbia Attend Grand Assembly Session of Missouri Order of Rainbow for Girls. presented Grand Masters Youth award and $1000 check to Grand Assembly. Participated in Initiation Ceremony by presentation of, "Lesson of the Lambskin Apron." Visit to Magnolia-Euclid Lode No. 626 to present 50 Year pin Award. Official visit to 35th Masonic District at Butler Lodge No. 254 in Butler Official visit to 53rd Masonic District at Clifton Lodge No. 463 in Thayer Attend Masonic Education Committee Meeting at GL office in Columbia Participate by riding in Moolah Shrine Circus Parade in St. Louis Present Bro. Elmo Boshon with 60 Year Pin at Bismark Lodge No. 41 Attend Opening of Grand Session Missouri Jobs Daughters at Jefferson City. Presented Grand Master's Youth Award and $1000 check. Grand Family Weekend at St. Peters Holiday Inn. Official Visit to 58th District at Ionia Lodge No. 381 in Eldon Official Visit to 42nd District at Washington Lodge No. 87 in Greenfield Visit to Kansas City VA Hospital Attend Scottish Rite 4-Bodies Dinner and Meeting in Kansas City Attend and participated in C2A Class at Barnesville Lodge No. 353 at Ellington in 47th District Attend and work in Outdoor "Chiggerfest 2000" 3rd Degrees at outdoor site near Marceline hosted by Brookfield Lodge No. 86 in 13th District

Attend Gavel Club Meeting, St. Louis Install officers of Bonhomme Lodge No. 45, Ballwin Dedication ceremony for new Lodge building for Breckenridge Lodge No. 334 Attend St. Louis Chapter #22, National Sojourners Meeting in MWB Schneiders office on Stewart Trust business


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Official Visit to 51st Masonic District at Caruthersville Lodge No. 461 Official Visit to VA Medical Center at Poplar Bluff, MO Official Visit to 60th Masonic District at 45 Mile Lodge No. 212 in Campbell Official Visit to 5th Masonic District at Bethany Lodge No. 97 Jurisprudence Committee Meeting at Masonic Home Office in St. Louis Attend Algabil-Freedom Lodge No. 636 Family Summer Picnic Official visit to 56th Masonic District at Anderson Lodge No. 621 Official Visit to 37th Masonic District at St. Clair Lodge No. 273 in Osceola Masonic Home of Missouri Board of Directors Meeting Lee's Summit Attend Supreme White Shrine reception for SWOS Orville Livingston in KC Distinguished Guest Committee Meeting at Holiday Inn Columbia Grand Officers Advancing Line Meeting Columbia Official Visit to 17th Masonic District at Monroe City Lodge No. 64 Cornerstone Ceremony for County Courthouse in Lebanon hosted by Laclede Lodge No. 83 in 38th District Re-Dedication of Mt. Olive Lodge No. 439 near Rogersville in 55th District Official Visit to 19th Masonic District at Mendon Lodge No. 628


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CALLED FROM LABOR The Grand Lodge was called from Labor at 11:55 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon, September 25, 2000. R.W. Brother Marvin R. Davis, Grand Chaplin, offered prayer.

Monday Afternoon, 1:30 P.M. Organ selection, Steven C. Monrotus M.W. Grand Master Wilfred G. Soutiea 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 STANLEY M. THOMPSON, SENIOR GRAND DEACON Catherine Dent, Supreme Deputy in Missouri, Grand Assembly, International Order of Rainbow for Girls Bianca Miller, Grand Worthy Advisor, Grand Assembly International Order of Rainbow for Girls Sheldon Snitz, Executive Officer of Missouri, International Order of Demolay Henry EIrich, State Master Councilor, International Order of DeMolay Roberta Sutton, Grand Royal Matron, Grand Count of Missouri, Order of the Amaranth Shirley Jo Henry, Worthy Grand Commander, Grand Conclave of Missouri, Order of the True Kindred Janice Bledsoe, Worthy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star Bess Lynch, Miss Missouri, International Order of Job's Daughters Ginny Boede, Grand Secretary, Grand Guardian Council of Missouri, International Order of Job's Daughters Mrs. Judith A. Domenico, Executive Director, Masonic Home of Missouri Grand Master Soutiea: "Thank you very much. It is really an honor for me to stand up here before this group. I have had the opportunity to attend the grand sessions of the organizations represented here, with the exception of True Kindred, which I haven't, and I am so glad that we have representation of the True Kindred this year. I believe this is the first year it has happened in many years that I know of. And, likewise, we have a new Executive Director of the Masonic Home of Missouri, which is not an Order, other than the fact that Sister Judy is a Past Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star of Colorado. And I would welcome you definitely on behalf of that, if nothing else." Before remarks from the Youth State leaders, Grand Master Soutiea expressed his appreciation for their attendance and presented $1,000 to each of our three youth organizations.


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"At this time I would like to call on our youth representative from the Rainbow for Girls, Bianca Miller." Miss Bianca Miller: "Most Worshipful Grand Master, Grand Lodge officers, distinguished members, and Masonic family, as Grand Worthy Advisor of the State of Missouri, International Order of Rainbow Girls, it is my pleasure to bring greetings to you on behalf of Catherine Dent, Supreme Deputy, and each and everyone of our Rainbow sisters throughout the state. The International Order of Rainbow for Girls is an active organization with members ranging from age 11 to 21, who support the virtues oflove, religion, nature, immortality, fidelity, patriotism, and service; learning responsibility, to be gracious, thoughtful, patriotic, and caring individuals are some of the benefits of membership. And we do have fun! We just recently returned from our international meeting in Buffalo, New York, where we were recognized as one of two jurisdictions in the world to have an increase in membership. Early reports indicate that membership is still on the rise in Missouri. This past year we have instituted and constituted two Grand Assemblies, and have inquiries to form new Rainbow assemblies in several other cities and towns, and inquiries from former Rainbow Assemblies who wish to reopen. In addition, several of those who left our organization to follow different organizations have expressed the desire to return to our Order, thus indicating to us that Rainbow is alive and well in Missouri. We are continually gracious for the support of our sponsoring bodies and feel very close to our Masonic family. The current Most Worshipful Grand Master was actively involved in our session in June, and we are thankful for his support. The International Order of Rainbow for Girls is presently making plans for changes within its organization to keep the light in the new millennium. We believe these changes will be beneficial to our membership and help it grow. Rainbow is making a difference in today's world, and it is because of the support, generosity, and fellowship of you, our Masonic family. Thank you." Grand Master Soutiea: "We will have a DeMolay representative, please." Bro. Henry EIrich: "Most Worshipful Grand Master, distinguished guests, brethren and friends, I bring you greetings on behalf of Missouri DeMolay, and I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be here with you this afternoon to discuss the status of Missouri DeMolay, and how Freemasonry has made a significant impact on my life during my eight years in DeMolay. Over the last year Missouri DeMolay has made great strides, both in membership, chapter development, and increased programs. During my term as State Master Councillor, Missouri DeMolay has brought in 130 new members, opened two new chapters, and have helped redesign the central part of our future at the leadership training conference. I would like to thank the Masons of the lodge in Parkville, Missouri for being the first of two lodges to open a new chapter at their lodge. It is the fastest growing chapter in the state, and since March the number of Eldon Masonic Lodge and the new DeMolays in that chapter have brought in 29 new members, and plan in initiating another 20 next month. I would also like to thank the Masons of the Columbia Masonic Center for their help in starting a new chapter at their lodge in August. This chapter is well on its way to growing, and I am glad the Masons have decided to invest in their future by supporting the Masonic family.


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Finally, the topic this year at the leadership training retreat has been reform. At LTR young men are taught how to run a chapter; public speaking, Masonic relations to help them for their term as Master Councillor. I am excited to say that next year we will be having a joint conference with Oklahoma DeMolay which will enable our two jurisdictions to work together and share ideas, which will help the development of activities and membership. Any help next year that you and your lodge can provide would be deeply appreciated. We will be sending out letters on that early next year. Freemasonry has been a part of my life now for roughly 15 years, from attending Sparkplug Club picnic with Lambskin Lodge to Masonic funerals, to performing flag tributes and flower talk ceremonies to over 20 Masonic lodges throughout the state. Freemasonry has given me the opportunity to interact and meet many of its lodge members who help this fine youth organization. When you support and help DeMolay, you are investing in the future of Masonry. DeMolay is in dire need of adults who are willing to help in any way possible, whether you can help form a new chapter, or help with an existing one, all help is welcomed. 1 am the fourth generation of my family to have joined Masonry, and 1 can honestly say that Masonry has made a lifelong impression which has helped me build my life. As I leave this afternoon I would like for you to think about a couple of things; who will be the next generation of Masons, and how can we ensure that Masonry will continue for generations to come. Right Worshipful Brother Bob Berger has seen 44 senior DeMolays become members of my home lodge, Kirkwood. Senior DeMolays now fill all but two chairs in that room, and 1 guarantee the reason they are there is because of the impact DeMolay and Kirkwood Lodge has made in their life. So I encourage you to become active in a chapter near you, or if your lodge would like to sponsor a chapter, please see your executive officer, Sheldon Snitz. I would like to finally thank you for your continued support of Missouri DeMolay in helping make up the greatest youth organization in the world." Grand Master Soutiea: "I might state that the training meeting was just outstanding. It was just fun being there. They really had a great time this year. 1 would like to introduce the Job's Daughter at this time." Miss Ginny Goede: "Thank you. Most Worshipful Grand Master, distinguished guests, Masons, on behalf of the International Order of Job's Daughters, today 1 am here representing our honored queen, my sister, Jennifer Lynch. Because of school, she was not able to be here today. She does wish you the best of luck for the upcoming year. She also gave me a report which she would like for me to read for you." "Good afternoon. My name is Jennifer Lynch, and 1 am the Grand Bethel Honored Queen of the State of Missouri. I am sorry that 1 am unable to be with you this morning. I am in my fourth year at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and 1 was unable to miss class today. 1 hope that your session goes well, and thank you for asking me to speak at Grand Lodge. I want to begin by saying a little bit of information about our Order. Job's Daughters is an international organization for girls between ages of 11 and 20. There are more than 200 girls in 27 bethels located across Missouri, and over 15,000 girls in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, and the Philippines. We believe in loyalty to our country, respect for our adults, and love for our fellow members.


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As Job's Daughters, we participate in human need service projects, fundraisers, fun activities, and philanthropy, as well as spending time with our other youth organizations, the Internal Order of DeMolay and the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. Our worldwide philanthropy is HlKEF, which stands for Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund. Each year we hold projects and fund-raisers to purchase hearing aids for deaf children. By holding various offices in Job's Daughters, girls gain leadership experiences; the opportunity to work together as a team, and are able to learn democratic principles. Members of the bethel are the officers, they decide their own activities and plan their own events. In short, the International Order of Job's Daughters offer the qualities that young women of today want and need from an organization. To be eligible for Job's Daughters girls must be related to a Master Mason. Through this relationship, we are able to share a common bond of Masonic heritage. This Masonic heritage is very special to me, because I now share a common bond with my dad who has become a Mason. In Job's Daughters, it is usually the Mason who influences the girl to join the Order. However, in my family's case, it was the women of the family who influenced my father to join. Since joining, my dad has become quite active in his lodge, serving in many offices, on committees and boards, and has recently become master of his lodge. I am very proud of him and excited to share with him our Masonic bond. I hope that many of you can share similar bond with your daughters, granddaughters, and nieces. If you have any questions, please feel free to talk to Ginny Boede. Also, if you have access to the Internet, Missouri Job's Daughters have one of the best Web sites. By working hand in hand, Job's Daughters and Master Masons can join together and bring in members to increase their total membership. Thank you very much for this opportunity." Grand Master Soutiea: "Brethren, you have heard it. That is our youth organizations talking out, and they are asking for our support and our help. Let's give it to them!"

CALLED TO LABOR The Grand Lodge was called to labor at 1:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon September 25, 2000, by M.W. Grand Master Wilfred G. Soutiea. R.W. Grand Chaplain, Sheldon H. Snitz, offered prayer. The members present were asked to mark their ballots for election of officers and two Masonic Home nominaties ballots were collected. The District Deputy Grand Masters of even numbered districts were appointed tellers. This committee retired with R.W. Brother Ray Lascene, DDGM 30, Chairman, to count the ballots and report the results of this assembled Grand Lodge.


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REPORT OF THE MASONIC HOME To the Grand Lodge A.F & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

The following is a brief report of the Masonic Home of Missouri, which will be given in its entirety at the Grand Lodge Session. For those who have not read my previous report in the summer Freemason, I will attempt to summarize it for this report. I became President of the Masonic Home Board on September 28, 1999, on October 14, 1999, the Masonic Home was notified, that Lenox Health Care Inc., parent corporation and owner of Clayton House, which was the residence of the Eastern Unit of the Masonic Home, had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Federal Court in Delaware. In March 2000, I received two letters from representatives of Clayton House that they would not be able to assure us as to when the bankruptcy might be settled or that if Chapter 11 was given that they would be able to meet the demands of that reformation plan. I presented these letters to the Masonic Home Board, along with legal opinions from our counsel and our jurisprudence committee. After due consideration, realizing that the closing of Clayton House, would throw our residents into the open market, for bed locations, along with the greater possibility of not being able to find locations for 40 residents, it was the unanimous decisiop of the Masonic Home Board, to move our residents as soon as possible. We immediately proceeded to search for a location in the western area of the county and after several inspections of homes, chose National Health Care of Marilyn Heights, who could accept in the shortest period of time all of our residents. This facility, has been in existence for several years, however it has been consistently upgraded, remodeled and improved and is owned by a financially sound entity. The Masonic Home Board toured the facility and after discussion voted that in the best interest of our residents, they would best be served by moving to the NHC Facility. NHC, has been fully cooperative in assisting our residents with their move, in preparing the Wing which is called the Masonic Wing, with the addition of carpeting, new furniture and other forms of preparation. They have provided us with a separate room for our Ice Cream Parlor and our Ceramics store. Currently we have all of our residents at NHC, plus a waiting list of six, located at 2920 Fee Fee Road, Marilyn Heights, MO. They appear to be in good spirits and happy with their new location and its surroundings. In addition, the change of office personnel before the move to NHC, had caused us concern, but with the assistance of our employees, members of the Order of the Eastern Star, and employees of NHC, it was effected in a satisfactory manner. With the loss of the Executive Director, again the Masonic Home Board, faced a challenge to recruit and hire an eRective, personable, and experienced Director. It was the decision of the Masonic Home Board, to secure the services of an outside corporation, whose specialty is non profit organizations, to assist in securing a new director. Until such time, the President, Vice-President and 3 Members of the Masonic Home Board, would attend the office in alternating weeks to maintain the necessary work of a Director. My personal thanks to those Members, Right Worshipful Brothers, Glenn E. Means, .Jimmie Lee,


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Stanley Thompson and Robert Hardester, for their sacrifice and perseverance that the Masonic Home Office would continue to operate normally. In April, the Masonic Home Board selected Transitions in Leadership, to act as our representative in securing a new director. Starting May 1, 2000, they were to provide us with an Interim Director, to maintain the office or until a new Director could be found. I might add that during this time much of the normal business of the Masonic Home was carried on, things such as continued assistance for our residents, emergency assistance for those needing same, attending to bequests and gifts to the Home and the legalities pertaining to them and the necessary decision making for the operation of the Western Unit. In July 2000, Transitions in Leadership informed us that they had a number of applicants which they would refine to the top 10. In mid August, we met with the top 3 candidates and it was the Masonic Home Boards unanimous decision to offer the Directorship to Judy A. Domenico. Ms. Domenico, comes to the Masonic Home of Missouri, highly qualified, having been the Administrator of the Eastern Star Home in Colorado, and Director of Development of the combined Masonic and Eastern Star Home of Colorado. She was Worthy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Colorado order of the Eastern Star in 1989, which provides her with a vast knowledge of our fraternal organizations. She has operated her own photography business and has a BA degree in elementary education and music and a MA in organizational management. We feel that the hiring of Ms. Domenico will bring a new knowledge and spirit to the operation of the Masonic Home and its employees. In March and April, the Grand Secretary, Ronald Miller, indicated to me that a Master Mason might be willing to give to the Masonic Home of Missouri, a donation of land at Highway 63 and Prathersville Rd. in Columbia, Mo. This property would be on Masonic Drive adjacent to the lot for Twilight and Acacia's new lodge building, which is adjacent to the new Scottish Rite Center. I indicated on behalf of the Masonic Home, we would be attentive to an offer. In May, the Grand Secretary, brought to the Masonic Home Board meeting an offer of 20 acres of land, location previously described, from Dr. C. E. Gene Ridenhour, to be used as the Masonic Home saw fit. In discussions with the Grand Secretary, prior to this offer, it had been discussed the sadness of not having a Grand Lodge Library and Museum and that this would be something that would be worth all of the efforts of every Master Mason to bring it to being. At the Masonic Home Board meeting in May, I announced that I had a firm offer of 1 million 150 thousand dollars, for the Masonic Home Office building in Chesterfield. This offer came from a Realtor who had a client, who was interested in acquiring the Masonic Home building as an income source. The Grand Secretary, then proposed several drawings and floor plans of combination office building, library and museum to be constructed upon the previously described 20 acres of land in Columbia. The Masonic Home Board analyzed and discussed the options and possibilities of the presented options. The Masonic Home Board then voted unanimously to accept the 20 acres of land, sell the Masonic Home Building in Chesterfield, move the Masonic Home Office to Columbia, constructing a building on the 20 acres large enough to house the Masonic Home of Missouri office staff, offer office space to the Grand Lodge of Missouri, the Children's Foundation, the Scholarship Fund and any other charities of the Grand Lodge. Plus areas large enough for the creation of


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a library and museum dedicated to past Masonic History, but large enough to contain future Masonic History. The Board of Directors of the Masonic Home, is made up of Brethren who have the highest concern for the care and well being of all those they are pledged to serve. This year has been an extra ordinary year in the duties of the Masonic Home Board Members, yet they have continued to do the best for the Fraternity and those who need its help, and have set the course of the Masonic Home of Missouri, so that it shall become a leader in the distribution of Charity and Brotherhood of all Masonic Homes. Fraternally, FREDDIE D. ADAMS, President, Masonic Home of Missouri

REPORT OF THE MASONIC HOME GIVEN AT GRAND LODGE Most Worshipful Grand Master, Past Most Worshipful Grand Masters, distinguished guests, Right Worshipful Masters, Wardens, and Brethren, during this Masonic year a number of unusual and unexpected things occurred. These were in addition to the normal day-to-day operations that the Masonic Home Board is required to oversee. Needless to say, that anything out of the ordinary takes more time and effort, and the board, I can say, worked long, hard, and diligently to solve the problems necessary to the continuation of our one great charity. It is my pleasure to report that the funds of the Masonic Home have held their own, even with the continued rise and fall of the stock market. With continued monitoring by the financial committee headed by Brother John Mayo, a change in the investment plan aided the home's income, and I call to your attention the financial report in the proceedings for further information. Each year the Masonic Home receives a number of bequests from various sources, mostly from wills and bequests of deceased brethren. Although the home received no single large gift, it did receive a goodly number of smaller ones. Not always money, but also dwellings and property. As a fraternity, each one of us should contribute to the continuation of the Masonic Home in our wills. The Masonic Home Board met each month during the last year. Although we had scheduled meetings for ten months, numerous occurrences required that we meet 12 times, along with two conference telephone meetings. The meetings were scheduled at three locations, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Columbia. At St. Louis and Kansas City, the meetings were scheduled to allow the board members to perform their required visits to our facilities in those cities. The meetings in Columbia were scheduled to allow for a more central location reducing the travel time for the Masonic Home Board members on both sides of the state. During all of the meetings, normal and routine business of the Masonic Horne by the board was carried out. We also conducted two of the meetings with special planning sessions in attempt to establish the direction for the Masonic Horne to proceed in the future in giving aid and assistance to those who are in need. In addition to our regular meeting, a number of Masonic Home Board members and Masonic Home staff journeyed in June to Louisville, Kentucky, for the Masonic Home Executives Association of North America conference.


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We participated with other grand jurisdictions, Masonic and Eastern Star Home administrators, and Masonic Home Board presidents. This conference provided a great deal of information in regard to how other grand jurisdictions are meeting the challenges and needs of their members. The outreach program of the Masonic Home of Missouri was listed as outstanding for its continued operation for its economy and ability to bring needed services to its recipients. The Masonic Home of Missouri is a leader in this field, and in the future will be providing much information to the other grand jurisdictions for creation of a life program in their areas. Over the past few years the capacity of the Western unit, which is a 40 bed residential care facility, has never been utilized much past one half of their capacity. With the addition of a marketing person and the establishment of a marketing plan, we are able to report that the Masonic Home of the West has 34 residents and two currently negotiating to be admitted. In addition to these recipients who are residents of the Masonic Home, the Western unit is now available to any Master Mason, wife of a Master Mason, or widow of a Master Mason, or female member of the Eastern Star who wishes, for the purpose of fraternal friendship provided at the Masonic Home, may now reside there as a private pay resident. This required a change of the Masonic Home board policy, which the Masonic Home Board unanimously passed, for the time being allowing the Western unit to provide for both types of residents. It appears to be the answer to keeping the Western unit filled. In August, with the Western unit being filled, the full-time employment of a marketing person did not appear to be needed. The Masonic Home Board created a new position, that being a combination of a marketing and assessment for our clients in regard to the outreach program. Our marketing person is Melanie Burnie. She has accepted the joint responsibility of that position. She comes well qualified, in that she has a master's degree in gerontology. Along with this major change, numerous other maintenance and upgrades of equipment were implemented at the Western unit. I would invite any brother to take the time to visit the Western unit, see the beautiful facility, the happy residents and caring staff, for I believe we have one of the best residential care facilities in the state. The Eastern unit of the Masonic Home of Missouri, as we all know, we do not have a Masonic Home facility in the St. Louis area, and have for a number of years leased a portion of a facility which has been called the Masonic Home Wing. After assuming the presidency of the Masonic Home Board on September 28, 1999, 16 days later, on October 14, I was notified by letter that Lenox Health Care, Incorporated, parent corporation and owner of Clayton House where we had moved our residence earlier in the summer, had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the state of Delaware. And though I was assured by the local representative of Clayton House that this would not be a problem, I was forced to bring this to the attention of the Masonic Home Board. I contacted our legal counsel for the Masonic Home Board, Most Worshipful Brother Vern H. Schneider, and the legal committee of the Masonic Home Board, for their knowledge, advice and guidance as to what might happen in the near future. The opinions that they presented were what could happen to our residents if the Lenox Corporation was unable to file an acceptable plan to remove themselves from bankruptcy, and if they did, that they would be under scrutiny until all of their debts were paid.


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Also, they acknowledged the continued difficulty by an entity in retaining the best employees when there hangs the question of whether their next paycheck will be cashable. Also, there could be responsibility for payment of the debt, or ongoing expenses by the Masonic Home, as our agreement with them existed. By March of 2000, it appeared that we had to make a choice in regard to our residents. It appeared that the morale of our residents and the employees of the Clayton House declined to a very low level. I was informed by the Lenox Corporation that they might not be able to present a plan for continued operation until June or July of 2000. Realizing that it is better to act rather than to be caught and have to react, I formed an investigative team of two of the Masonic Home office employees and instructed them to visit as many homes in the Chesterfield area as they could in the next ten days. After several reports by our social worker and ombudsman, they felt they had a facility that they could recommend, and I suggested that I tour the facility and meet with the administrator of the National Health Care facility in Maryland Heights. This facility had been in existence for a number of years. However, it had been consistently remodeled and improved, and was owned by a financially secure entity. I was informed by the administrator that she could or would be able to take immediately up to 30 of our residents, with the other ten in a very short time period. At the next Masonic Home Board meeting, the board toured both Clayton House and the National Health Care facility, and after much discussion, unanimously voted that in the best interests of the Eastern unit residents would be served by moving to the National Health Care facility. We were able to move our life care residents at that time, ten, almost immediately, into the newly remodeled rooms, and their other residents were moved after they had informed Clayton House that they wished to move to the National Health Care facility. I can report that National Health Care was very cooperative in assisting our residents with the move and preparing the wing which is called the Masonic Wing, with the addition of carpeting in our area and new furniture. They also painted most of the rooms. They have also provided us with a separate room for our ice cream parlor and our ceramics store. They have been most cooperative in integrating the programs of our volunteers, that they provide for our people with their schedule of events. We currently have all of the residents that wish to transfer from Clayton House now at NHC. I would invite you to visit the facility at 2920 Fee Fee Road, Maryland Heights. I can report to you that our residents are in good spirits and happy with the new location and surroundings. I and the vice president of the Masonic Home Board and board members have visited numerous times with our people. We currently have 37 residents at the National Health Care facility, with ten on the waiting list. The outreach program has continued to grow and offers the Masonic Home of Missouri the opportunity to provide help to those in need with the least amount of cost to the home. This program allows recipients to remain in their home or in their neighborhood by the fact that the Masonic Home supplements what the financial need is for that option.


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An assessment is done by one of the Masonic Home assessment personnel; a budget is prepared, and from that is subtracted the income of that person. The Masonic Home supplies the shortfall to meet the budgeted needs. This has allowed us to help countless brothers, widows, and Eastern Star ladies. We have worked so well that we have become one of, if not the premier outreach provider in Masonry. This last year we provided assistance for 74 recipients, and this program continues to grow each year as more and more members find out about its way of help. Each year the Masonic Home of Missouri receives requests for immediate emergency assistance. This may come from a member who has been injured and unable to work for a long period of time, and with their savings gone, have no where else to turn. The Masonic Home of Missouri can extend emergency assistance up to $1,000 by verifying the need and the concurrence of the director, president of the board, and the chairman of the assessment committee. This year 17 families were granted emergency assistance by the Masonic Home. If this one time assistance is not sufficient, then an assessment is taken in conjunction with the Masonic Home application which can provide them with assistance under the outreach program. Our best source of information for providing this kind of assistance continues to be the local lodge. Many of these situations are found because a brother elected to visit another brother who may not have been to lodge for sometime and finds that brother in distress. We should all remember our pledge to the tenants of brotherly love and relief. Each one of us should be a source of relief for that brother in distress. Although we had planned to have two planning seminars, we found that due to the normal work of the Masonic Home Board, these had to be somewhat curtailed. Although we did have the opportunity to establish some planning for the future, it was limited, and I shall refer to the special planning meeting in May later in this report. Order of Eastern Star. Again, we wish to emphasize the importance of what the Eastern Star continues to do for the Masonic Home, both the Eastern and Western units. They participated in the move of our residents from one facility to the other. Those assisting in that move were Marilyn Wood, Jerry Richards, Lee Shirkman, Mitch Crosschek, and Shirley Kirchner. They continue to support the home with various volunteer programs highlighting the holidays and birthdays of our residents. The Order of Eastern Star advisory board members for the last year were Mary Sizemore, president, Pat Stubblefield, secretary, and Marilyn Woods, treasurer. They attended quarterly meetings of the Masonic Home Board. The Masonic Home office. With the loss of the executive director, it fell upon the Masonic Home Board to see to the continuation of the office and its staff and make due preparations to find a suitable replacement. During this transition period a number of Masonic Home Board members were able to contribute their time to see the continued operation of the Masonic Home office. This was done by the president, vice president, and three members of the board who attended the office by working a week at a time to maintain and continue the necessary work of the director. My personal thanks to those members, Right Worshipful Brothers Glenn Means, Jimmie D. Lee, Stanley M. Thompson, and Robert E. Hardester. By their


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sacrifice and perseverance, the Masonic Home office continued to operate in the satisfactory manner. The employees of the Masonic Home office had continued to work with care, compassion and concern through this difficult time. Masonic Home Board action. Needless to say, the Masonic Home Board was involved with many actions and reactions brought on by the continuing effort to care for our charges. The Masonic Home Board had taken action in April to enter into a contract with Transitions and Leadership to act as our representative in securing a new director. In addition to their contract for this, they were to provide us with an interim director to relieve the Masonic Home Board members of the office duties. In July of this year, Transition in Leadership informed us they had three candidates for the position of director. An executive board committee consisting of Right Worshipful Brothers Freddie D. Adams, Glenn E. Means, Jimmie D. Lee, Stanley M. Thompson, and the Grand Master, Most Worshipful Wilfred G. Soutiea, met with the candidates on the Friday before the August Masonic Home Board meeting and interviewed those candidates. The executive board committee reduced the number to two candidates, and those two candidates met with the full board on Saturday, at which time the Masonic Home Board, by unanimous vote, chose Mrs. Judith A. Domenico as the new director. Mrs. Domenico comes to the Masonic Home with excellent qualifications, having been the administrator at the Eastern Star Home in Colorado, and the director of the development of the Eastern Star and Masonic Homes combined. She has a BA degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and an MA degree from the University of Phoenix in organizational management. She was Worthy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Colorado, Order of the Eastern Star, in 1989, which provides her a vast knowledge of our fraternal organization. We feel that hiring Mrs. Domenico will bring a new knowledge and spirit to the operation of the Masonic Home office and its employees. In March, and again in April, the Grand Secretary, Ronald D. Miller, indicated that a Master Mason would be willing to give the Masonic Home a donation of land at Highway 63 on Prathersville Road in Columbia, Missouri. This property would be on the Masonic Drive adjacent to the new building to be built by Twilight and Acacia Lodges, which is adjacent to the new Scottish Rite Center. I indicated on behalf of the Masonic Home we would be attentive to the offer. In May, the Grand Secretary brought to the Masonic Home Board meeting an offer of 20 acres of land at the location previously described from Brother C. E. "Gene" Ridenhour, the land to be used as the Masonic Home saw fit. In talks with the Grand Secretary prior to this offer, it had been discussed with sadness, not having a Grand Lodge library and museum, this would be something that would be worth all the efforts of ever Master Mason to bring into being. At the same time, the Masonic Home Board meeting, I announced as president that I had a firm offer in writing for the Masonic Home office building in Chesterfield of$1,150,000. The offer came by way ofa realtor who had a client who was interested in acquiring the building as an income source. At the suggestion of legal counsel, the building was appraised, and it came in at $1 million. The Grand Secretary then presented several drawings of floor plans, a combination of office buildings, library and museum that could be constructed on the previously described 20 acres. The Masonic Home Board analyzed and


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discussed the options and possibilities of the presented options. The Masonic Home Board then voted unanimously to accept the gift of the 20 acres of land, sell the Masonic Home office building, move the Masonic Home office to Columbia, constructing a building on the land to house the Masonic Home of Missouri office staff, offer office space to the Grand Lodge office of Missouri, the children's foundation, and the scholarship fund, and any other charities ofthe Grand Lodge. The building is large enough for the creation of a library and museum dedicated to past Masonic history, but large enough to contain future Masonic history. It is planned at this time that the Masonic Home office will be moved to Columbia, Missouri January 1, 200l. In anticipation of that move, the Masonic Home Board elected to change the marketing position at the Western unit to a marketing assessment position. This will provide a department of three people to do assessments: One in Kansas City, one in Columbia, and one to be picked later in St. Louis. No doubt that within the next year to 18 months there will be other changes necessary to provide the kind of service that is both equitable and economical due to this move. At this time I will take a break from this report to make a presentation. At the prospect that there are brothers in lodges who may wish to contribute to the museum and library, I took it upon myself to contact two brothers and present to them the plans to create the Masonic museum and library. They lent an attentive ear and made a contribution, which I will now present to the incoming president of the Masonic Home Board. Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden Glenn E. Means, will you meet me at the alter. Right Worshipful Brother, and soon to be president of the Masonic Home Board, it is my pleasure to present to you this check which was given to me by two brothers of this fraternity, members of a three generation family of Masons. They do it anonymously. It is to be used however you see fit in regard to the museum and to the library. RWB Glenn E. Means: Thank you, Right Worshipful Brother, On behalf of the Masonic Home, I accept this check. Brethren, the check is in the amount of $10,000. (Applause). RWB Freddie D. Adams: The Board of Directors of the Masonic Home is made up of brethren who have the highest concern for the care and well being of all those they are pledged to serve. This year has been an extraordinary year in the duties of the Masonic Home Board. They have continued to do the best for the fraternity and for those who needed help. Their eyes are raised to the future, and by their action, they have set the course of the Masonic Home for the next three generations, yet they have been wise enough to remember the past of this great fraternity by the creation of a library and a museum to house 180 years of our being. It has been my great fortune to serve as a line officer, as a Masonic Home Board member and to know this board always took a great deal of its time, effort and thought to determine the very best decision for the Masonic Home. They continue to make the position of president one of ease and effort and unanimity of thought. They deserve your personal congratulations for their efforts on behalf of the Masonic Home. Fraternally submitted, FREDDIE D. ADAMS, President of the Masonic Home Board


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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI St. Louis, Missouri FINANCIAL STATEMF:NTS AND INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT

YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2000 AND 1999

Contents Page Independent Auditors' Report

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Financial Statements Statements of Financial Position

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Statements of Activities

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Statements of ~et Assets

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Statements of Functional

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Expensl~s ...

lO-n

Statenwnts of Cash Flows ~otes

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STONE CARLIE

INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT

Board of Directors Masonic Home of Missouri St. Louis, Missouri We have audited the accompanying statements of financial posItion of Masonic Home of Missouri (the Home) as of June 30, 2000 and 1999 and the related statements of activities, net assets, functional expenses, and cash flows 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 audits 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 as of June 30, 2000 and 1999, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATE:\-tENTS OF FI]\;A:'\CL\L POSITIO:\'

Unrestricted Operating Reserve Fund Fund

------

June 30,2000 Permanently Restricted Buildinl( Endowment Fund Fund

Eliminations

- -Total ---

ASSETS Cash Investments Accrued mlt'rest receivable Accounts receivable Prepalds and other assets Due from Keneral fund Due from buIld InK fund Assets lImited to use hy Boa rd of Directors Property. plant and f~qulpment. net of accumulated deprt~ClatlOn

TOTAl. ASSETS

$6~,6f;9

S",:>!!JlO 1i,:")2H 4.(;6·1

l,ln.O:ll l·I.I;O~

$611.",79 :15,69H,:!;j1 947.1'11

S,ll,',,-,7.1;!14 :17I;.!l!)O

~6.(;9·1

~.9Hl

~9.67"

10,6~:l

lO.'llH

·1l.l·1l

44.810.568

1,120,l:,~

$6!lH.761

$4;;,33~,l~3

__.

--=3"-.:.1:.::3.::;:1':.:::!'.:.,:10,--

$7,:163.956

LIABILITIES Accounts payable Accrued payroll and other Due to residents Due to ~en~ral fund Due to reServe fund Deposits D!·ferrt~d. revenllt:' from hfecan: contracts

TOTAL LIABILITIES

$f;O,37l 19,1'0:,

S6.310

$66.6H2 19,HO;, fl,6!.O

ti,fi90

$15.000

9,:!HO

:!4.~80

25,.lS1

~I_;)J

__ II~j..l~

1.:....:5,-,-00-,-0

h_'l!~

~.:....:.I.:..::.:!---'--:l-'__i

_ _-=1--=-422.-=--90:..:tlc-

NET ASSETS l:nn~slncted

4'dli.1Z3

TOTAl. :"ET ASSETS TOTAL LIABILITIES A:"J) :"ET ASSETS

45,903.51>1; 39.2~H'j!'3

Permanently restricted

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION (Contt/wed)

Unrestricted Operating Reserve Fund Fund ASSETS Cash Investments Accrued mterest recclvable Accounts reccivable Prepalds and other assets Due from general fund Due from bUlldmg fund Assets hmited to use by Boa rd of Directors Property, plant and eqUIpment, net of accumulated depreciatIOn

LIABILITIES Accounts payable Accrued payroll and other Due to reSidents Due to general fund Due to reserve fund DeposlL' Deferred revenue from hfecare contracts TOTAL LIABILITIES NET ASSETS Unrestncted Permanently restncted TOTAL NET ASSETS TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SET ASSETS

accompanytn~ nolps

$44,559 3,189,604

20,12~

1,263 157,351 28,966

$567,R65

,1~,O06

Eliminations

16,~91

8,174

$8,174 8,223

40,739,915

40,739,915

3,222,714 $41,315,954

Total

$633,461 35,742,515 965,953 157,351 45,857

$32,532,783 358,819

8,223

$~04,~33

TOTAL ASSETS

The

$5~8,902

June 30, 1999 Permanently Restricted Building Endowment Fund Fund

$6,511,774

$61,~75

3,222,714 $32,R91,602

$16,397

$81,507,766

$76,570 48,967 3,197

$14,69"

4R,967 3,197 8,223

$R,223

8,174

8,174 $;',000

9,2~0

154,523

5,000

32,19~

650,310

41,310,954

14,280 32,,110

32,310 16,397

175,324

6,479,576

$32,891,602

41,961,264 39,371,178 RI,332,442

650,310

41,310,954

6,479,576

32,891,602

$804,833

$41,31'>,954

$6,511.774

$32,891,602

are an Integral part oftht>se finanCial statements

$16,,197

$81,507,766

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES

Year Ended June 30, 2000 Unrestricted Permanently Restricted Operating Reserve Building Endowment Fund Fund Fund Fund SUPPORT Private pay revenue, net ReSident pensIOn mcome Advance fees recognized Investment mcome. net Income transfers Reserve Fund, net Endowment Fund, net ContributIOns Grand Lodge/~:astern Star per capita and InitiatIOn fees Rental mcome Other TOTAL SUPPORT EXPENSES Admmistrative ASSIsted hvmg expenses Dietary Housekeepmg and laundry Medical care Managed care Plant operations ReSident care DepreCIatIOn Rental expenses Other TOTAL EXPENSES GAIN (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS, before amortizatIOn of deferred revenue

$263,306 116,559 2,244 40,734

$1.858.076

1,874,361 1.472,464 255,381

(1,874.361)

148.613

17,640

$149.039

$1.494.740

$263,306 116,559 2,244 3.542,589

(1.472,464) 33,162

288,543

107.511

166,253 107,511 82,428

82,428 4,256,090

Total

1,355

676.465 462,641 139,165 63,330 283,685 679,348 162,770 198.310 1,454

289.712

22.276

4,569,433

293.117

152,815 77.690 69.335

676,465 462,641 139.165 63,330 283,685 679,348 162,770 198,310 154,269 77,690 362.452

2.960.285

299.840

3,260,125

1,295,805

1,355

The accornpanYlllg notes are an mtegral part of these f,nanetal statement,;

(l0,128)

22,276

1,309,308

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES (Co"tulUed)

Year Ended June 30. 1999 Unrestricted Permanently Restricted Operating Reserve Building Endowment Fund Fund Fund Fund SUPPORT Pnvate pay revenue. net Resident pension income Advance fees recognized Investment Income. net Income transfers Reserve Fund. net Endowment Fund. net Contributions Grand LodgelEastern Star per capita and mitiation fees Rental income Other TOTAL SUPPORT EXPENSES Administrative Assisted livlDg expenses Dietary Housekeeping and laundry Medical care Managed care Plant operations Resident care Depreciation Rental expenses Other TOTAL EXPENSES GAIN (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS, before amortization of deferred revenue

$416.593 179.108 28.380 15.169 1.420.529 1.535.092 411.548 150.747

$1.550.138

$122.271

$1.546.345

$416.593 179.108 28.380 3.233.923

0.420.529) (1,535.092) 3.173

17.655

432.376

96.697

167.247 96.697 91,193

16.500

91.193 4.248.359

Total

149.282

236.623

11.253

523.773 372.983 108.108 45.157 268.548 1.921.416 161.884 208,940

4.645,517

193,015

156.550 99.988 10.673

523.773 372.983 108,108 45.157 268.548 1.921,416 161,884 208.940 156.550 99.988 203.688

3.803.824

267.211

4.071.035

444,535

149.282

The accompanying notes are an integral part ofthese financial stalements.

(30.588)

11.253

574.482

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES

Year Ended June 30. 2000 Unrestricted Permanently Restricted Operatinl( Reserve Buildinl( Endowment _ _F ~ Fund Fund Fund

GAI:-; (LOSS)

FRO~l

Total

OPF:RATIO:-';S. bt'f<Jl'e $ l. 2~l':dHl')

;lInOrllzatlOn of deff'rrf'd rt->venUt'

AmurtlzatiOn of deferrl'd hff'care r!'Sldents

rf'VPI1UI'

$1.:~:);)

(5lU.UK)

J.:l~,',

(10,12K)

$22,~7(i

51,:W!J.:lOH

from

GAIN (LOSS) FROM OPERATIOl"S

·12~!J

1,:HlO.OGI

·1,259 22.276

J.;lIJ,5G7

NONOPERATING GAIl"S (LOSSES) (ilfts and bequt'sts Heah7.ed gams (losst's) on st'cunty tra nsactlOns, net Unrealized gams (losst's) on secunlles,

7·16.711

15

2.·lb3.4GI

HO.12H

8·1.879

I.4li·UO:l

(355 721)

upt

Gams (losses) 011 dIsposal of propprtv plant and <,qlllpmt'nl

TOTAL l"Ol"OPF:RATING GAINS (LOSSES) CHAl"GE IN :-;ET ASSETS

I.7.Hi.7W, 1.252.8%

,51,:lOOO(i,1

(2,lUHI

7006

(,1701

2.(;,10.811:1

~~.!-

52.(j·12,2:18

S81,1.',!:l

(l.OG4.0813)

l 1.42 1,1350) GS36

(979,19·1)

2,4Ho,:150

($%6.9IH\

S:l79~Hl I7

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES (ColltmILed)

Year Ended June 30,1999 Unrestricted Permanently Restricted Operating Reserve Building Endowment Fund Fund Fund Fund GAIN (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS, before amortization of deferred revenue Amortization of deferred revenue from hfecare residents GAIN (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS

$444,535

NONOPERATING GAINS (LOSSES) Gifts and bequests Realized gains (losses) on secunty transactions, net Unrealized gains (losses) on secunties, net Gams (losses) on disposal of property, plant and equIpment TOTAL NONOPERATING GAINS (LOSSES) CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

$149,282

($30,588)

$11,253

$574,482

149,282

(30,588)

11,253

592.567

18,085 462,620

18,085

2,723,813

19,056

274,650

3,017,519

4,494,991

387.886

(261,631)

4,621.246

(2,618,514)

(214,130)

(1,071,194)

(3.903,838)

(206)

$462,620

Total

(206)

4,600,290

192.606

(1,058.175)

3,734,721

$4,749,572

$162,018

($1,046,922)

$4,327,288

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financIal statements.

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATEMENTS OF NET ASSETS

Year Ended June 30, 2000 Unrestricted Permanently Restricted Operating Reserve Building Endowment Fund Fund Fund Fund

Total

NET ASSETS, Beginning of year

$650,310

$41,310,9;'4

$6,479,576

$32,891,602

$81,332,442

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

1,300,064

2,642,238

814,533

(956,918)

3,799,917

TRANSFERS NET ASSETS, End of year

0,363,931) $586,443

1,363,931 $45,317,123

$7,294,109

The accompanymg notes are an mtegral part of these fmanclal statements

$31,934,684

$85,132,359

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATEMENTS OF NET ASSETS (Continued)

Year Ended June 30,1999 Unrestricted Permanently Restricted Operating Reserve Building Endowment Fund Fund Fund Fund

NET ASSETS. Beginning of year

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

$187,690

$36.561.382

$6.317.558

462.620

4,749,572

162.018

$650.310

$41.310.954

$6,479,576

$33.938.524

(1.046.922)

Total

$77,005.154

4,327.288

TRANSFERS NET ASSETS. End of year

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

$32,891.602

$81,332.442

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATEMENTS OF FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES

Year Ended June 30, 2000 Program Services Management Nursing Assisted And Home Living General ADMINISTRATIVE Salanes and Wages Payroll Taxes Employee Benefits ProfessIOnal Fees Rent Expenses Insurance - General Other

S167,250 12,998 25,748 :l8,967 900 25,7;':1 89,575 :161,191

HOUSEKEEPING AND LAUNDRY Salaries and Wages Other MEDICAL CARE Salanes and Wages Employee Benefits Professional Medical ServIces Medical Insurance - ReSIdents Medical and Pharmaceutical Supphes Other

$90,348 7,028 15,984 38,967 900

6,005 89.258

69,460 226.016

:~.329

$:l24,263 25,202 5::l,144 77,9.14 1,800 29.082 165,040 676,465 462.641

ASSISTED LIVING EXPENSE DIETARY Salanes and Wages Food Other

S66,665 5,176 11.412

Total

56,079 43,847 :19,239 139,16;'

56.079 43.847 39,239 1:l9.165

29,131 33.1>99 63,330

29,.131 33.899 63.330

162,8201 45,841> 16,797 22,89li 18,770 16,550

162.824 4;',848

28:~,685

The accompanylllg notps arP an tntegral part of thpsp flll<lnl'lal . .;latPD\pnts

W.797

22,896 18.770 16.550 28::l.685

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATEMENTS OF FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES (Continued)

Year Ended June 30,1999 Program Services Management Nursing Assisted And Home Living General ADMINISTRATIVE Salaries and Wages Payroll Taxes Employee Benefits Professional Fees Rent Expenses Insurance - General Other

$134,881 9,966 18,469 21,493 900 25,066 32,005 242,780

HOUSEKEEPING AND LAUNDRY Salaries and Wages Other

MEDICAL CARE Salanes and Wages Employee Benefits Professional Medical Services Medical Insurance - Residents Medical and Pharmaceutical Supplies Other

2,539 118,695 372,983

ASSISTED LIVING EXPENSE DIETARY Salaries and Wages Food Other

$97,954 7,573 10,629

56,589 31,366 20,153

$95,544 6,899 12,640 21,493 900 3,702 21,120 162,298

Total

$328,379 24,438 41,738 42,986 1,800 28,768 55,664 523,773 372,983

108,108

56,589 31,366 20,153 108,108

26,338 18,819 45,157

26,338 18,819 45,157

151,654 34,691 13,640 32,906 21,088 14,569 268,548

151,654 34,691 13,640 32,906 21,088 14,569 268,548

The accompanying notes are an mtegral part of these financial statements.

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATEMENTS OF FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES

Year Ended June 30, 2000 Program Services Management Nursing Assisted And Home Living General MANAGED CARE Room and Board Medical and Pharmaceutical Supplies Barber and Beauty Other

PLANT OPERATIONS Utilities Salaries and Wages Other

RESIDENT CARE Salaries and Wages Burial Resident Allowances Vehicle Expenses Employee Benefits Clothing and Personal Supplies Other

DEPRECIATION EXPENSE

$612,750 43,157 11,982 11,459 679,348

$612,750 43,157 11,982 11,459 679,348

82,438 46,445 33,887 162,770

82,438 46,445 33,887 162,770

101,341 4,550 6,612 25,354 22,725 8,569 29,159 198,310

101,341 4,550 6,612 25,354 22,725 8,569 29,159 198,310

123,056

RENTAL EXPENSES OTHER Directors, Officers and Board Expenses Publishing Development Buliding mamtenance

TOTAL EXPENSES

Total

69,335 69,335 $2,080,190

The accompanymg notes are an Integral part of these financIal statements.

$551,899

$31,213

154,269

77,690

77,690

86,112 32,382 174,623 293,117

86,112 32,382 174,623 69,335 362,452

$628,036

$3,260,125

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATEMENTS OF FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES (Continued)

Year Ended June 30,1999 Program Services Management Nursing Assisted And Home Living General MANAGED CARE Room and Board Medical and Pharmaceutical Supplies Barber and Beauty Other

PLANT OPERATIONS Utilities Salaries and Wages Other

RESIDENT CARE Salaries and Wages Burial Resident Allowances Vehicle Expenses Employee Benefits Clothing and Personal Supplies Other

DEPRECIATION EXPENSE

$1,814,552 80,019 13,822 13,023 1,921,416

$1,814,552 80,019 13,822 13,023 1,921,416

87,473 37,808 36,603 161,884

87.473 37,808 36,603 161,884

99,046 26,527 7,940 23,971 22,878 6,033 22,545 208,940

99,046 26,527 7,940 23,971 22,878 6,033 22.545 208,940

122,937

RENTAL EXPENSES OTHER Directors, Officers and Board Expenses Publishing Development Building maintenance

TOTAL EXPENSES

Total

10,673 10,673 $3,090,443

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

$491,678

$33,613

156,550

99,988

99,988

45,928 32,104 114,983 193,015

45,928 32,104 114,983 10,673 203,688

$488,914

$4,071,035

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Years Ended June 30,

2000

1999

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Gain from operations before amortization of def~rr('d r('v('nue AmortizatIOn of deferred revenu(' from hfecare residents, net Gain from operations Nonoperating gains (losses): Gift and bequests Realized gains on security transactions, net Unrealized loss~s on securIty transactions, net Gains (losses) on sale of property, plant and equipment Total nonoperating gams Change in net assets Adjustments to reconCile change III net assets to net cash provided by operatlllg activities' DepreciatIOn and amortizatIOn Amortization of deferred revenue from lifecare contracts Realized gams on securIties, net Unrealized gains (losses) on securities, net Gains (loss) on disposal of property, plant and ~quipm(mt. Changes in assets and liabilitIeS that used cash, net Total adjustments

NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES

$1 ,:~09,80R

$574,482

4,259 1,:1l:3,567

18,085 592,567

2,483,4(;1

2,486,350

3,017,519 4,621,246 (3,903,838) (206) 3,734,721

3,799,917

4,327,288

154,269 (6,859) (I,4IR,203) 1,421,R50 (6,5:36) 124,977 269,498 4,069,415

156,550 (22,820) (4,621,246) 3,90:3,838

210 (65,505) (3,166.475) (856,557) (4,088,297)

115 (52,580) (2,700,758) (:348,614)

1,418,203 (I,421,R50) 6,586

206 (154,296) (737,768) 3,589,520

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment AddItIOns to property, plant and eqUIpment Net increase in assets limited as to use by the Board Net increas~ in investments

NET CASH USED BY INVESTING ACTIVITIES NET INCREASE

(DECREA...~E) IN

CASH

(l8,8R2)

CASH, BEGI:"INING OF YEAR CASH, END OF YEAR

(3,101,807) 487,71:3 145,748

$61<1,579

The accompanying notes are an integral part of th(~se financial statements.

$633,461

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS June 30, 2000 and 1999

NOTE 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. The Home is a not-far-profit corporation as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is exempt from federal income taxes pursuant to Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Lifecare Contracts Assets contributed by residents that entered into lifecare contracts (lifecare residents) were recorded as deferred revenue (see Note 4). Such assets are 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) represented the present value of the estimated future costs to serve lifecare residents, net of revenues associated with those residents, including a portion of investment income on restricted assets, Grand Lodge/Eastern Star per capita and resident income applicable to lifecare residents. As of June 30, 2000 and 1999, estimated future revenues associated with lifecare residents exceeded the estimated future costs to serve those residents, resulting in no estimated obligation to provide future services. Bequests A bequest is recorded as nonoperating income when the Home can reasonably estimate the amount of the bequest.

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI NOTE 1 - ORGANIZATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued) 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 useful lives of the assets, with one-half year's depreciation taken in years of acquisition and disposal.

Investments Investments are carried at fair market value.

Cash Equivalents For purposes of the statement of cash flows, the Home considers all highly liquid financial instruments purchased with a maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. No cash equivalents were owned at June 30, 2000 and 1999. The Home maintains cash balances at a high-quality bank. Accounts at these institutions are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) up to $100,000. The balances frequently exceed the FDIC insurance limits.

Functional Allocation of Expenses The costs of providing the various programs and other activities have been summarized on a functional basis in a schedule supporting the statement of activities. Accordingly, certain costs have been allocated among the programs and supporting services.

Estimates The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect certain reported amounts and disclosures. Accordingly, actual results could differ from those estimates.

NOTE 2 - UNRESTRICTED FUNDS A.

Operating Fund The Home's residential care activities are conducted through the Operating Fund. The Operating Fund receives transfers of cash from the Reserve and Endowment Funds, as described below.

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI NOTE 2 - UNRESTRICTED FUNDS (Continued) B.

Reserve Fund The Reserve Fund is comprised of assets available for operations, but which have been restricted by the Board of Directors. 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 includes unrestricted 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.

NOTE 3 - RESTRICTED FUNDS

A.

Building Fund Contributions and bequests restricted by donors for capital expenditures of the Home are recorded in the Building Fund. The proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment are restricted as to future use.

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Endowment Funds Bequests in the form of endowments containing legal restrictions are recorded in the Endowment Funds. The restrictions provide that investment income is 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 three special endowments that, in accordance with the bequests, are required to be segregated. The market value of the William Knollman Fund was $1,060,861 and $1,076,676 at June 30, 2000 and 1999, respectively. The market value of the Jacob and Sallie Simon Fund was $4,035,267 and $4,220,132 at June 30, 2000 and 1999, respectively. The Edwin H. & Sylvia G. Lee Endowment Fund had a market value of $254,577 and $259,481 at June 30, 2000 and 1999, 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, 2000 and 1999, the market value of the assets totaled $1,486,624 and $1,430,339, respectively. Income distributed to the Home by the trust, recorded in the Operating Fund, totaled $47,149 and $50,629 for the years ended June 30, 2000 and 1999, respectively.

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Residential Care In October 1990, the Home discontinued accepting applications for lifecare contracts. Services since that time are provided on a fee-far-services basis for residential care. The fee-far-services charged to these residents is intended to cover all expenses of the resldents for serVIces provided by the Home. In the event that residents are unable to pay the fee-far-services, the Home may elect, but is not required, to provide financial assistance to the needy residents. Each resident agreement is reviewed on a case-by-case basis every six months to assess need. As of June 30, 2000 and 1999, the Home has 32 and 37 fee-for-service agreements with residents, respectively. These agreements provided financial assistance during 2000 and 1999, based on standard charges, summarized as follows:

_... year.sE:.~ded J.!!ne 30, 2000 1999 -_ .. _ --Gross billings to residents Financial assistance provided Private pay revenue, net

B.

$524,488 _ _(?6J.2 182 )

$263,306

$1,138,975 (722,382)

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Assisted Living Program This program provides assistance to eligible individuals in three ways: assistance with living expenses to provide the individuals the ability to remain in their own home environment, assistance with medical expenses while living in their own homes, and assistance with expenses while staying in skilled nursing facilities under contract with the Home. The amount of assistance under this program is at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Home and is in addition to the managed care provided to residents in the Eastern and Western Units. The amount of assistance granted is reviewed on a case-bycase basis every six months to redetermine need. The Home provided assistance to nand 75 individuals in 2000 and 1999, respectively. The assistance totaled $314.115 and $364,069 in 2000 and 1999, respectively.


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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI NOTE 5 - INVESTMENTS June 30, 2000 Fair Value and Carrying Cost Amount Operating Fund: Face amount of residents' life insurance and other

Reserve Fund: Money market funds U.S. Government bonds and notes Corporate bonds Corporate stocks and mutual funds Investment in real estate Total

Endowment Fund: Money market funds UB. Government bonds and notes Corporate bonds Corporate stocks and mutual funds Total

Building Fund: Money market funds UB. Government bonds and notes Corporate bonds Corporate stocks and mutual funds Total

June 30, 1999 Fair Value and Carrying Cost Amount

$17,528

$17,528

$20,128

$20,128

$1,398,999

$1,398,999

$625,107

$625,107

11,319,665 14,967,026

10,995,497 14,435,930

10,092,447 18,320,729

10,014,116 18,106,653

13,158,024

17,872,436

7,376,560

11,883,839

107,706

107,706

110,200

110,200

$40,951,420

$44,810,568

$36,525,043

$40,7:39,915

$92,958

$92,958

$1,082,406

$1,082,406

9,553,321 8,987,175

9,417,169 8,i71,991

11,176,933 8,512,317

11,212,027 8,507,357

12,664,744

13,275,576

10,437,543

11,730,993

$:31,298,198

$31,557,694

$31,209,199

$~2,532, 783

S139,2~6

$139,2~6

$117,655

$117,655

1,109,749 1,360,538

1,092,404 1,301,743

1,061,662 1,089,317

1,064,238 1,055,139

1,222,195

1,589,648

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952,572

~2,896,253

$3,lJl9,604

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The fair values of investment securities are based on quoted market prices for those investments. The carrying amount of the real estate in the Reserve Fund is equal to the fair market value of the property at the date of acquisition, which is also its recorded cost. Fair market value at acquisition date is the best estimate of the current fair value, pending the resolution of matters related to zoning. Because of inherent uncertainties in the estimate, it is at least reasonably possible that differences between actual fair market value and the estimated amount will result in near term changes in the fair market value.

NOTE 6 - PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT Property, plant and equipment consist of the following: June 30, 2000 Land Land improvements Buildings Furniture and equipment Automobiles Less accumulated depreciation

1999

$233,218 72,593 4,014,879 512,987 178,523 5,012,200 1,878,960

$233,218 72,593 4,005,878 519,074 163,984 4,994,747 1,772,033

$3,133,240

$3,222,714

NOTE 7 - PENSION PLAN The Home provides a defined contribution pension plan (the Plan) for the benefit of all eligible employees. The Plan requires the Home to make annual contributions equal to five percent of each eligible employee's compensation. Required contributions have been fully funded. Pension expense under the Plan was $27,300 and $26,645 for the years ended June 30, 2000 and 1999, respectively.

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MEMBERSHIP To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

The main course of action of the Membership Committee has been the introduction of the award certificates for the local Lodges and for those brothers who gather petitions of a certain number. The Lodge award is based on a 5% increase to it's membership each year, it will over come the natural attrition of member loss and in a short period of time start a growth pattern, which will cause the Fraternity to grow once again. The certificates for those members who are first line signers, are awarded for being top line signer on at least three petitions. Our total number of candidates for the first degree was 898, which means the Brothers were responsible for, at least 10% of this number, there being 30, who won the award. As of this date, we have 22 Lodges and 20 Brothers who will receive their award at Grand Lodge this year. Those who participated in this program are adding greatly to the necessary foundation of the Craft. Their ability to bring in new members just may be the difference between the continuation of the Fraternity or it's demise. List of winners as of August 1, 1999.

5% Membership Lodges: 1999-2000 October 1. Naphtali Lodge No. 25 2. Windsor Lodge No. 29 3. Huntsville Lodge No. 30 4. Sullivan Lodge No. 69 5. St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 6. Bethany Lodge No. 97 7. Milton Lodge No. 151 8. Neosho Lodge No. 247 9. Solomon Lodge No. 271 10. Cosmos Lodge No. 282 11. Hallsville Lodge No. 336 12. Barnesville Lodge No. 353 13. Billings Lodge No. 379 14. Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 15. Temperance Lodge No. 438 16. Cairo Lodge No. 486 17. Lathrop Lodge No. 506 18. Wayne Lodge No. 526 19. Zalma Lodge No. 545 20. Branson Lodge No. 587 21. Anderson Lodge No. 621 22. Alpha Lodge No. 659 3X First Line Signers: 1999-2000 1. John Leo Blankenship, Jr., Alpha Lodge No. 659 2. Lee W. Carnes, Jewel Lodge No. 480 3. Henry M. DeWoskin, Cosmos Lodge No. 282 4. John C. Ford, Solomon Lodge No. 271


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Keith Porter Hensen, Lathrop Lodge No. 506 John Hickman, Temperance Lodge No. 438 James R Keath, Milton Lodge No. 151 James C. Keys, Branson Lodge No. 587 Dennis L. Kraber, Huntsville Lodge No. 30 David M. Martin, Barnesville No. 353 Joseph F. Miller, Huntsville Lodge No. 30 Roger Schlimme, St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 Donald J. Smith, Huntsville Lodge No. 30 John E. Thrailkill, Bethany Lodge No. 97 James R Tinker, Wayne Lodge No. 526 Albert R Vandendaele, Alpha Lodge No. 659 Frank R Von Geyso, Alpha Lodge No. 659 Steve Wimpey, Anderson Lodge No. 621 Frank Wright, Sullivan Lodge No. 69 Billy G. Young, Huntsville Lodge No. 30

Fraternally submitted, RW. BRO. JOHN M. NATIONS RW. BRO. JACKA. VERNON RW. BRO. GLENN E. MEANS

2000 ROUND ROBIN WINNER RW. James E. Spencer, Grand Lecturer, introduced the 2000 Round Robin winner R Miguel White, member of Kirkwood Lodge No. 484. Finals were held in Columbia at the Grand Lodge Office.

ROUND ROBIN PROFICIENCY CONTEST STATE WINNERS 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 -

John E. Reece Frederick A. Troxel, Jr. Donald Campbell Gary G. Page Robert E. Plummer Christopher J. Rollins RL. Tichenor W. Frank Roszell Irving G. Walmann Gary L. Benskin Michael F. Jones Glen F. Cron Nicholas Lee Breedlove R Miguel White

REPORT OF THE JURISPRUDENCE COMMITTEE To the Grand Lodge A.F&A.M. of Missouri: Brethren, your committee on jurisprudence respectfully reports as follows with respect to dispensations. We have examined the dispensations issued by order of the Grand Master as set forth in the report of the Grand Secretary, and we approve the same as within the discretion of the Grand Master.


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With respect to consents and permissions. We have examined the consents and persmissions 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. Also we have examined the decisions of Grand Master Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., and approve the decisions as printed in the Grand Master's address. Most Worship Grand Master, I move that this portion of the committee's report be approved and printed in the proceedings. M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider, Chairman, moves that this portion of the Committee's Report be approved, received and printed in the proceedings (Motion passed)

TABLED AMENDMENTS (FOR ACTION IN 2000) BY-LAWS PROPOSAL TO COMMENCE SECTION 15.060 THROUGH 15.068 15.060, Proficiency of a Master Mason 15.061, Proficiency Required When, 15.062, First Notice 15.063, Further Notice and Procedure 15.064, Suspension on Failure to Respond 15.065, Further Extension 15.066, Automatic Suspension on Failure 15.067, Review by Lodge 15.068, Reinstatement It is proposed that 15.060 through 15.068 be repealed and that a new section, 15.060 be substituted as follows: No proficiency may be given by any candidate for the third degree. Once a candidate has been raised to a Master Mason, the member is a Brethren, with all rights and privileges.

Statement of Purpose: This eliminates the requirement for a proficiency at the third degree only. This will prevent suspension of Master Masons who have all the secrets of Free Masonry for the technical failure of the failure to return proficiencies. (Language not in order)

PROPOSAL TO REPEAL SECTION 15.050 THROUGH 15.068 of the BY-LAWS of the Grand Lodge ofMissouriAF&AM and that new section 15.060 be substituted to read as follows: All Masons present at any meeting of a subordinate Lodge shall be entitled to vote on all issues. Upon receiving the Degree of Entered Apprentice, the Brother also becomes a dues paying member of the Lodge and is qualified to vote on all matters. This would repeal 15.060, 15.061, 15.062, 15.063, 15.064, 15.065, 15.066, 15.067, 15.068. Statement ofPurpose: This will cause Entered Apprentices and Fellow Crafts to more fully participate in Lodge functions and will decrease the loss of membership by


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increasing the participation and encouraging attendance of new initiates from the onset of their exposure to the Lodge. (Motion Failed)

PROPOSAL TO CHANGE AND REPEAL CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE GRAND LODGE BY-LAWS REPEAL SECTION 15.040 PROFICIENCY CHANGE SECTION 15.050, SillTABLE PROFICIENCY TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Suitable proficiency may, as an option of each subordinate Lodge, mean the ability satisfactorily to repeat the obligation and answer the questions related to the signs, and passwords of the Degrees. (Defeated)

CHANGE SECTION 15.060, PROFICIENCY OF MASTER MASONS TO READ AS FOLLOWS: A Master Mason who is in good standing in his Lodge shall be permitted to vote on any issue, serve on any committee and hold an appointed office. He cannot be elected to the office of Secretary, Treasurer, Junior Warden, Senior Warden, or Worshipful Master unless he has passed his suitable proficiency of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason degrees.

Statement of Purpose: To allow non-proficient Master Masons to take a part in the business of the Lodge. Also to do away with the cast system and place all Master Masons on the level playing field. If they are allowed to take an active part, it must motivate them to become proficient. (Defeated)

REPEAL ALL THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS: Section Section Section Section Section Section Section Section Section

15.010, Proficiency Required 15.061, Proficiency Required, when 15.062, First Notice 15.063, Further Notice of Procedure 15.064, Suspension on Failure to Respond 15.065, Further Extension 15.066, Automatic Suspension on Failure 15.067, Review by Lodge 15.068, Reinstatement

Statement of Purpose: These requirements have not advanced because of Free Masonry. They are not fair to the member who has paid his fees and it has been a burden to the Secretary of all subordinate Lodges and added greatly to our decline in membership.

THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENT TO THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT (WHICH IS NOW IN ARTICLE 16 OF THE NEWLY PRINTED BY-LAWS) IS OFFERED: Re-nurnber Section 15.010 to Section 16.010 and delete that part of the first paragraph of the section which follows the cornman, and now reads "Nor may


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he be advanced until he has shown suitable proficiency in the preceding degree." Add Section 16.025 and delete that part which follows the semi-colon and alludes to 'a proficiency examiantion'. Add Section 16.040, and repeal in its entirety. Add Section 16.045, and repeal in its entirety. Add Section 16.060, and repeal in its entirety. Re-number Section 15.061 to Section 16.061, and repeal. Re-number Section 15.062 to Section 16.061, and repeal. Re-number Section 15.063 to Section 16.061, and repeal. Re-number Section 15.064 to Section 16.061, and repeal. Re-number Section 15.065 to Section 16.061, and repeal. Re-number Section 15.066 to Section 16.061, and repeal. Re-number Section 15.067 to Section 16.061, and repeal. Re-number Section 15.068 to Section 16.061, and repeal. The Grand Lodge Education Committee is beta testing an educational program for new candidates, and all members, which could very effectively replace the voice proficiency requirements in these sections. This would eliminate all proficiency requirements associated with advancing in the degrees, voting in the matters of lodge business, and holding any lodge offices. This brings these requirements in line with, and on a level with, the proficiency requirements associated with the one-day class, yet, it allows a lodge to donfer one degree, on one candidate, on one night, in his own local lodge, in his home town. If we fail to make this possible, there's a strong possibility, or even probability that some lodges will lose the ability to confer the second and third degrees in their local lodges. The trend is now beccoming, to confer the first degree on a candidate and then to shop around for a "one-day" class to finish the second and third degrees. (No proficiency required). The better Masons are not always you and I who are at the lodge every time the doors are open, telling each other how good we are at our memory work. Sometimes the better Masons are those who support the fraternity by living an exemplar life in the community, inspiring other good men to look favorably toward our fraternity, and bringing in the petitions so we who are experts in the ritual can do our part. (Passed) Respectfully submitted at the Grand Lodge Session 8-26-2000 and signed by, RWB JAMES R. (Russ) TINKER, SR., Wayne Lodge No. 526 WB WAYNE G. TuCKER, Wayne Lodge No. 526

PROPOSAL TO AMEND SECTION 1.080, MILEAGE AND PER DIEM It is proposed that Section 1.080 of the BY-LAWS of the Grand Lodge of Missouri AF&AM be deleted in its entirety.

Statement of Purpose: The Grand Lodge must continually raise the per capita amount to be paid by the subordinate lodges each year as the membership drops. Last year the


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Grand Lodge paid out $70,488.97 for mileage and per diem and had membership of 49,760 or $1.42 per member. (Defeated)

IT IS PROPOSED THAT SECTION 10.040 OF THE BY-LAWS OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI, AF&AM, BE AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 10.040. GRAND LODGE DUES. Each Lodge pays fourteen dollars and fifty cents (14.50) 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 and fifty cents ($2.50) for each Master Mason to the Masonic Home of Missouri. Statement of Purpose: To finance the operations of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. (Withdrawn)

PROPOSED RESOLUTION Every Lodge, on a one time basis, donate $100 for the upgrading and operation of the computer system in the Grand Lodge for fiscal year 2000-2001. (Withdrawn) DAVID

L.

PATRICK

JACOl3I, Past Master, Meridian Lodge No.2 R. YANCEY, Past Master, Meridian Lodge No.2

PROPOSAL TO ADOPT SECTION 15.026 The Committee on Ritual shall cause to be created videotape of the lectures and charges of all three Degrees. These videos once approved by the Grand Lecturer and the Grand Master, may be purchased from the Grand Lodge by subordinate Lodges to be used when conferring any or all Degrees.

Statement of Purpose: This provision will enable to subordinate Lodges to more effectively communicate the lectures and charges and will permit Degree work to be conducted regardless of the availability of a Brother who knows the lecture in charge for that degree. The tapes will also be available for review by the Brothers to learn the lecture and charges properly and to refresh candidates. (Motion Failed) FRANK LESINSKI,

Past Master, Easter Lodge No. 575 Past Master, Union Lodge No. 5.93

FRANK A. CHAIG, JR.,

Article 3. FISCAL OPERATIONS OF THE GRAND LODGE Section 3.010. Funds. The funds of the Grand Lodge are: 1) The General Fund, 2) The Permanent Fund, 3) The Special Funds, 4) The Endowment Fund,


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5) The Endowed Membership Fund (See Section 22.040), 6) The Disaster Relief Fund. (Amended 1987-124, 125)

Section 3.020. General Fund. The General Fund is the operating Fund of the Grand Lodge. All receipts are deposited in it. Transfers are made from it to the other Funds, or to the causes for which collected, as ordered by the Grand Lodge. All disbursements not in execution of the purposes of the other Funds are made from it. Section 3.030. Permanent Fund. The Permanent Fund consists of the assets so designated prior to October 1, 1957, such assets as may be added to it by Order of any four (4) of the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the Grand Secretary, and the Chairman of the Committee On Ways And Means. The members' votes may be in person, by mail, by facsimile, or by telephone. The purpose of the Permanent Fund is to assure the financial stability of the Grand Lodge regardless of changing business conditions. No part of the principal of the Permanent Fund may be expended except on order of the Grand Lodge in annual communication and ratified at the succeeding annual communication. The income of the Permanent Fund accrues to the General Fund. Section 3.035. Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund consists of all gifts and bequests designated as made to it by the donor or testator and such assets as may be added to it by order of the Grand Lodge. The purpose of the Endowment Fund is to assure the financial stability of the Grand Lodge regardless of changing business conditions. The income of the Endowment Fund accrues to the General Fund. (Adopted 1987-124, 125)

Section 3.040. Special Fund. The Special Fund consists of assets held by the Grand Lodge on terms and conditions differing from those governing the other Funds. Separate book accounts are kept of each item. Disbursements from the accounts of the Special Fund are made according to the terms and conditions applicable thereto. No gift or bequest for any restricted or special purpose is received or accepted until approved by any four (4) of the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden, the Junior Grand Warden, the Grand Treasurer, the Grand Secretary, and the Chairman of the Committee On Ways And Means. Additional Special Funds may be added upon the request of the Grand Secretary, and with the approval of any two (2) of the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the Grand Treasurer and the Chairman of the Committee On Ways and Means. The fund so requested may be restricted or unrestricted based upon the reason and purpose for its creation. Section 3.050. Depositories. All cash is deposited by the Grand Secretary in accounts in the name of the Grand Lodge in banks or trust companies, or other financial institutions doing business in Missouri, designated by the Grand Treasurer and approved by the Investment Committee. Cross Reference: Grand Secretary. 2.040(b)

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Warden, the Junior Grand Warden, the Grand Treasurer, the Grand Secretary, and the Chairman On Ways And Means. It has the duties and powers provided by law, and directs the investment and reinvestment, to such extent as it deems advisable, of the assets of any Fund which in its opinion are in excess of the amount needed in cash for the current operation of such Fund. The Committee may vote in person, by mail, by facsimilie, or by telephone. The Grand Treasurer is Chairman of the Committee and reports its actions and all changes of investments in his annual report to the Grand Lodge. Section 3.070. Investments. Assets received by gift or bequest may be held, invested, exchanged, sold or reinvested in accordance with a custody and management agreement executed pursuant to Section 3.090. Except for funds contained in the Special Fund, not less than one-half of all other investments must be in obligations of the United States or in securities or accounts fully insured or guaranteed by the United States or an agency of the United States. The remainder may be invested in common stock or equity securities in nationally known corporations traded on the New York Stock Exchange, and rated "A" or better by Standard & Poor's, or Moody's, or by some equally well recognized investment rating service. (Amended 1970-188) Section is not applicable to investments of subordinate lodge funds. 1977-58.

Section 3.080. Custody Of Securities. All intangible assets of the Grand Lodge, other than cash, not otherwise provided for are kept in a safe deposit box or boxes of the Grand Lodge, leased from a corporation or corporations doing a safe deposit business in Missouri, designated by the Grand Treasurer and approved by the Investment Committee. The Grand Treasurer, accompanied by the Grand Master or his representative, has access to any box. Section 3.090. Custody Agreement. The Grand Treasurer may, with the approval of the Investment Committee, contract with a trust company, or a bank exercising trust powers, having a capital of not less than $250,000,000.00, for the custody of all or any part of the securities and investments of the Grand Lodge, for collection and remittance of amounts received therefrom, whether interest or principal and to advise and counsel with the Investment Committee and aid it in the care and investment and reinvestment of the assets of the Grand Lodge, or such of said services as are from time to time deemed advisable. Any such contract is terminable at will by either party, and must be reported in full to the Grand Lodge at the annual communication next after the execution of the contract. The Investment Committee shall request the Jurisprudence Committee to review any and all such contracts prior to the execution thereof by the Investment Committee and Grand Treasurer. Section 3.095. Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of the Grand Lodge begins on October 15 and ends October 14. The budget year begins October 15 and ends October 14. Preceding the close of the Annual Communication, a budget is prepared under Section 3.100 for the budget year next thereafter. (Amended 1980-85)

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the Grand Treasurer, and the Grand Secretary, prepares a budget for the next budget year. The budget shall itemize the source and amount of income estimated to be received and the anticipated expenditures required for the operation of the Grand Lodge for the next budget year. The budget may not exceed the amount of Funds Available, which is the amount of income received in the immediately preceding budget year. The Committee On Ways And Means shall meet within thirty (30) days after the receipt of the annual Audit Report to review the Budget and adjust the Budget based upon the Audited income amounts to determine the estimated Funds Available. The Committee On Ways And Means shall report any and all changes in the Estimated Funds Available and the Budget at the next succeeding Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge. No expenditure or disbursement shall be made in excess of the appropriated amount for such expenditure or disbursement without the consent of the Grand Master, who may authorize the increase or such appropriation by not more than ten percent (10%) of the original approved Budget as adjusted by the Committee On Ways and Means after receipt of the Annual Audit Report, provided that the total Budget expenditures and disbursements, as revised, do not exceed the estimated Funds Available. Disbursements in excess of the Budget amounts or in excess of ten percent 00%) of the Budget amount, as adjusted, and any other appropriation or increase is made only after receiving the consent of any three (3) of the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden, the Junior Grand Warden, and the Chairman of the Committee On Ways and Means. Prior approval is required before funds may be disbursed. The Committee On Ways And Means shall report all changes made in the Budget in the next Annual Report to the Grand Lodge. (Amended 1971-45)

Section 3.110. Disaster Relief. Grand Lodge funds may be expended for relief from floods, tornadoes, enemy attack, and similar disasters on order of the Grand Master, with the consent of the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden, and the Junior Grand Warden, or any two (2) of them; provided, that the Grand Master with the consent of any two (2) of the other aforementioned Officers may delegate to one or more such persons or organizations as he shall determine the power to spend up to $2,000.00 for any of the foregoing purposes without the further consent of any of the foregoing officers. (Amended 1987-117, 118)

Section 3.120. Disbursements. Disbursements from the funds of the Grand Lodge, unless otherwise provided, are made only by checks signed by the Grand Secretary or the Grand Treasurer, and countersigned by the Grand Master or Deputy Grand Master. (Amended 1963-129)

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Secretary's office is located from time to time designated by the Investment Committee. Checks thereon are signed only by the Grand Secretary, who is personally responsible for the account. It is maintained at a balance of not more than Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00). Deposits are made only from the General Fund account, to reimburse the Imprest Account for authorized disbursements previously made, on the itemized voucher of the Grand Secretary that he has made the payments. The operation of the account is audited to the same extent as are all other financial operations. Section 3.140. Mileage And Per Diem Account. Checking accounts for the payment of mileage and per diem as provided by Section 1.080 are established from year to year in banks designated by the Investment Committee. The budget appropriation for the purpose is withdrawn from the General Fund and deposited in the accounts, to be carried in the name of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri, Mileage and Per Diem Account. Checks are drawn on the accounts by the Chairman of the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem alone, or by the Grand Secretary countersigned by the Grand Master. At the conclusion of the work of the Committee for each year, any unexpended balance in the account is returned to the General fund. The operation of the account is audited to the same extent as are all other financial operations. Cross reference: Committee. 5.140

Section 3.150. Fidelity Bonds. The Grand Treasurer, the Grand Secretary, the Chairman of the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem, and the employees of the Grand Lodge designated by the Investment Committee, shall give bond at the expense of the Grand Lodge properly to account for all the Property of the Grand Lodge which may be in their charge, in such amounts, and wish such corporate surety, as the Investment Committee designates. (Passed) RESOLUTIONS FOR 2000 READ MONDAY RESOLUTION FOR PAYMENT OF $1.00 (ONE DOLLAR) PER YEAR FOR FIVE YEARS (2000-2004) Be it resolved for the payment of $1.00 (One Dollar) per Master Mason paying dues by each Lodge, to maintain and enhance the Public Relations Campaign for the good of the Fraternity, for each of the ensuing 5 (five) consecutive fiscal years of the Grand Lodge, commencing with the fiscal year of the Grand Lodge commencing on October 15,2000. Each said payment will be due on or before the date each annual return required by Section 10.050 of the By-Laws is due in respect of each such fiscal year of the Grand Lodge, commencing with the annual return due no later than August 1,2001. Statement of Purpose: To maintain and enhance the Public Relations Campaign for the good of the Fraternty. (Passed)

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would receive a distribution from said trust, to be used by the Grand Lodge solely as a fund, endowment or foundation for eleemosynary or free education purposes, as a memorial to his parents, Alphonso Chase Stewart and Elizabeth Smith Stewart; and WHEREAS, the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge require the Grand Lodge's acceptance of said distribution from the Dr. Samuel Smith Stewart trust; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri accept said distribution, solely for the purposes set out in said trust. (Passed)

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH THE ORDER OF THE PAST MASTER The Grand Lodge shall authorize the establishment ofThe Order of the Past Master and establish the requirements of membership, ritual, and purpose for such an order. The order shall be conferred by the Grand Lodge. Membership shall be open to all Past Masters of duly constituted subordinate lodges. As long as they remain members in good standing. The ritual shall be conceived and based on the teaching of the degrees of the Missouri blue lodge as a reminder to all that as they ascended to the highest station in rank they are now to resume the duties of the Faithful Brother. The cost shall be a one time charge of $40.00, which shall be payable to the Grand Lodge and shall constitute a lifetime payment. The member shall receive for this payment The Order of the Past Master, a jewel, a card of identification and a certificate. All funds in excess of the cost of the above mentioned paraphernalia shall accrue to the Grand Lodge General Fund, to be used as necessary for the benefit of the Grand Lodge operation. Statement of Purpose: To establish an Order to honor those Masons who have served their local lodges as Worshipful Masters and to show the appreciation of the Grand Lodge of Missouri for their dedication to the craft. (Passed)

RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE GRAND LODGE RITUAL AWARD BE IT RESOLVED, That the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri does hereby Ordain, Create, Establish, and Authorize the, "GRAND LODGE RITUAL AWARD", to be awarded annually by the Ritual Committee at the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State Of Missouri. The Ritual Committee shall be responsible for establishing, determining, and. maintaining the requirements for attainment of the Grand Lodge Ritual Award in Three (3) levels of proficiency, to-wit: A Bronze Ritual Award; A Silver Ritual Award; and A Gold Ritual Award. The Grand Master shall annually determine the time and place for the presentation of the Grand Lodge Ritual Award during each Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge. The Ritual Committee is hereby authorized and empowered to cause a budget item to be created to generate and to create appropriate forms, certificates, and all other materials necessary, proper, or expedient so as to facilitate Subordinate Lodges in understanding


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the requirements for each level of the Ritual Award, and to properly understand the requirements for each level of the Ritual Award, and to properly recognize such Subordinate Lodges that attain or qualify for receipt of the Ritual Award. Statement ofPurpose: The Ritual Committee of the Grand Lodge believes that encouraging and promoting proficiency in the ritual work of Subordinate Lodges is an important and necessary function. Subordinate Lodges should also be recognized for achievements in ritual proficiency. A great deal of Masonic education comes from the participation in, and the understanding of the ritual work performed in each Lodge. The purpose of the Grand Lodge Ritual Award is to promote these goals and to facilitate recognition of Subordinate Lodges who attain various levels of proficiency in their ritual work. (Passed)

RESOLUTION WHEREAS, The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri has existed in the State of Missouri since 1865, and does profess to adhere to Masonic principals and ideals similar to those of the Grand Lodge ofAncient, Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, and WHEREAS, the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri has existed in the State of Missouri since 1821, and WHEREAS, each of the said Grand Lodges desires to remain autonomous within its jurisdiction and to operate hereafter as heretofore with its own Grand Master and other Grand Lodge officers, Constitution, By-Laws, Ritual, Rules and Regulations, Subordinate Lodges and Membership, and WHEREAS, Both Grand Lodges desire to fraternally recognize the other as a duly constituted Masonic Grand Lodge, and WHEREAS, This Resolution does not constitute or establish formal recognition of either Grand Lodge by the other but provides for the creation of a joint committee of representatives of the said Grand Lodges to meet to establish guidelines to facilitate consideration of such recognition by the respective Grand Lodges. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, a Joint Masonic Fraternal Relations Committee, consisting of four representatives of each Grand Lodge, appointed by the respective Grand Masters, meet as necessary for the purpose of making recommendations to the said Grand Lodges for their consideration and approval in establishing procedures to formalize and define recognition between the two Grand Lodges and their subordinate Lodges. (Passed)

REPORT OF THE ELECTION OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS For the Office of Grand Master Freddie D. Adams

673 votes

M.W. Grand Master Soutiea announced the election of R.W. Brother Freddie D. Adams to the Office of Grand Master. R. W. Brother Adams accepted the election and expressed appreciation of thanks to the members of the Grand Lodge.


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M.W. Grand Master Soutiea announced the election ofRW. Brother Glenn E. Means to the Office of Deputy Grand Master. R W. Brother Means accepted the election and thanked the brethren. For the Office of Senior Grand Warden Jimmy D. Lee

807 votes

M.W. Grand Master Soutiea announced the election of RW. Brother Jimmy D. Lee to the Office of Senior Grand Warden. RW. Brother Lee accepted the election to this office. For the Office of Junior Grand Warden Stanley M. Thompson

653 votes

M.W. Grand Master Soutiea announced the election of RW. Brother Stanley M. Thompson to the Office of Junior Grand Warden. RW. Brother Thompson accepted the election to this office. For the Office of Grand Treasurer W. Marion Luna

713 votes

M.W. Grand Master Soutiea announced the election of RW. Brother W. Marion Luna to the Office of Grand Treasurer. R W. Brother Luna accepted the election to this office. For the Office of Grand Secretary Ronald D. Miller

713 votes

M.W. Grand Master Soutiea announced the election of R.W. Brother Ronald D. Miller to the Office of Grand Secretary. RW. Brother Miller accepted the election to this office.

ELECTION RESULTS FOR MASONIC HOME BOARD James D. Gibson David Ramsey Pat Rendon

599 votes 87 votes 548 votes

M.W. Grand Master Soutiea announced the election to the Masonic Home Board of Directors. Brothers Gibson and Rendon accepted the election.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF TIME AND PLACE RW. Brother Freddie D. Adams announced that the 180th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge would be held in Columbia, Missouri on September 24th and 25th, 2001, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.

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Most Worshipful Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. called upon the Grand Secretary to read four resolutions that will be voted upon at Tuesday's session.

CALL FROM LABOR The Grand Lodge was called from Labor at 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, September 26th, 2000. R.W. Brother Grand Chaplain Leondus Hull offered prayer.

ANNUAL COMMUNICATE OF THE MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH Parliament II 4:15 p.m.

GRAND LODGE BANQUET GRAND BALL ROOM - HOLIDAY INN SELECT 7:00P.M. M.W. Grand Master Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., 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.) The evening blessing was given by R.W. Brother Delbert Miller, Grand Chaplain. M.W. Grand Master Soutiea introduced Jean Madden, retired as a Vice President of Communication from Shelter Insurance Company. His presentation entitled "Twenty Minutes of Fun" deals with public relations. It was well received by those in attendance. Grand Master Soutiea presented the Ten Year Achievement Award to those lodges who met the requirements of ten consecutive years. He also recognized those lodges that achieved the Twenty year achievement award status. The Grand Lodge Achievement Award medallions were presented to representatives of Honor Lodges by M.W. Soutiea and the Education committee. R.W. Brother Freddie D. Adams, Deputy Grand Master, introduced R.W. Brother Marvin R. Davis as his appointment to the Advancing Line of Grand Lodge Officers. M.W. Soutiea made the presentation of the Truman Award for 2000 to M.W. Brother H.Y. (Jake) Jacobs of Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260, Defiance, Missouri. M.W. Soutiea announced that Table Rock Lodge No. 680, Kimberling City, had been selected to receive the trophy for their project for Masonic service. Their project was Christmas party for needy children, free Bowling for children a community awareness, participated in city recycling one week each month.

RIGHT WORSHIPFUL BROTHER H.V. (JAKE) JACOBS TRUMAN AWARD WINNER At the One Hundred Seventy-Ninth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri held in Columbia on September 25th and 26th, 2000, Right Worshipful Brother J.Y. (Jake) Jacobs was awarded the Harry S Truman Medal for distinguished Masonic service and leadership. Most Worshipful Brother Wilfred G. Soutiea,


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Jr. announced the medal winner and present it to Brother Jacobs. This medal is named in honor of Past Grand Master and former President of the United States Harry S Truman. The medal is awarded yearly and Brother Jacobs is the eighteenth recipient. Right Worshipful Brother Jacobs started his Masonic activities by being raised in Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260 in 1976, serving as Master in 1990 and 1991. Served as Secretary since 1995, he was appointed DDGL in 1991 until 1998. Appointed Grand Pursuivant in 1997 and 1999 and Grand Orator in 1998. Brother Jacobs was appointed to the Grand Lodge Education Committee in 1997 and served as chairman in 1999 and 2000. Brother Jacobs was appointed CoWebmaster of the Grand Lodge Website in 1998. He was appointed to the Grand Lodge Ritual Committee and was appointed Co-Chairman of the Chance-toAdvance Committee in 1998. He became Secretary of the "Charle's Angles" Degree Team in 1993 and continues to serve in that capacity. He has been a member of the Mechanicsville Lodge Hall Association for 14 years and was elected its President for the 1999-2000 year. He was recently appointed a Knight Commander Court of Honour of the Scottish Rite Valley of Saint Louis. He is also a member of Moolah Shrine in Saint Louis, the Friday Friars Club, Gavel Club, member of the "East Gate Travelers" Degree Team since 1994, Honorary member Berea Lodge No. 617, Berea, Ky, as well as being an honorary member of the "Free State Shield & Square Club" of Baltimore, Maryland. Congratulation to Right Worshipful Brother H.Y. (Jake) Jacobs, truly a Missouri Freemason, dedicated to the future of the craft. A beautiful flag ceremony was performed by Asland Assembly No. 66 at the Order of Rainbow for Girls. After the ceremony was finished the Asland Rainbow Girls presented the flag to our Grand Master, explaining this flag did fly over our National capital in Washington, DC.

TRUMAN AWARD WINNERS *1983 *1984 *1985 1986 *1987 *1988 1989 1990 1991 *1992 *1993 *1994 1995 *1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

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John Black Vrooman, Equality (497) Alfred Whitfield "Whit" Griffith, Fulton (048) Charles Goodman, Polar Star (079) Albert J. Elfrank, Advance (590) Walter H. Baird, Acacia (602) Eugene E. "Pat" McFarland, Hermon (187) John E. Wetzel, Perseverance (092) Martin B. Toybes, Benjamin Franklin (642) Ronald M. Compton, Leadwood (598) Gerald W. Burnworth, Algabil-Freedom (636) A. Duane Eiserman, Branson (587) Ray Hilton, Gate of the Temple (422) Jack R. Clark, Sr., York (563) Earl S. Eoff, Solomon (271) Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr., Fulton (048) Nathan W. Glazer (642) Donald E. Scott (76) H.Y. (Jake) Jacobs (260)

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Tuesday Morning ORGAN SELECTIONS BY GRAND ORGANIST, STEVEN C. MONROTUS The Grand Lodge was called to Labor at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, September 26, 2000, prayer was offered by RW. Ronald E. Woods, Jr., Grand Chaplain. Grand Master Soutiea introduced Most Worshipful Brother Stanley T. Brown, Grand Master of Kansas for remarks: "Most of the lodges that were chartered in Kansas before the Kansas Grand Lodge were organized was chartered out of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, although not all of them were. But there were three lodges in northeast Kansas that were chartered out of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, that after the third attempt, or on the third attempt they were successful in organizing the Grand Lodge of Kansas in 1856. The following year at your Grand Lodge session, Most Worshipful Robert Richard Reece, our first Grand Master of Kansas, came to your Grand Lodge, proposed that the Grand Lodge of Missouri recognize our fledgling Grand Lodge as legitimate, and they did, and if you read that in the history of Kansas, you will see that it was eloquently done, and it would make - I know it makes me proud for you guys, the way that the thing is written. It is beautiful. And for that, we were recognized, and through recognition of our Grand Lodge by the Grand Lodge of Missouri, we have been recognized throughout the world. And, so, we are definitely indebted to the Grand Lodge of Missouri for chartering our first lodge, and then recognizing our fledgling Grand Lodge. I was glad to hear from the potentate from St. Louis yesterday. That is kind of a sticky subject, and one that, unless I am asked about it, I usually don't talk about it. But, you know, there is a little demonstration, and if you try this, if you put your hands together and push them together, you know, you can expend a lot of energy, but you are not going to do one iota bit of work, and you are not going to accomplish anything. It is the same way with Grand Lodges, constituent lodges, appenant and concordant bodies, if we put our heads together in that fashion (indicating) and butt heads, we are not going to accomplish anything. But if we take those same hands, those same fingers and put them this way (indicating), as unified and as one, then we can accomplish whatever we set our minds to do. Also, you remember a few years ago in the Olympics, we had some Americans that won medals and they stood there like this with their fists closed (indicating). What did that really show? It was militant, wasn't it? It was rebellious. But let me ask you this: Suppose you did the same thing and made one little change, and you raised your thumb (indicating). Good work, brother. Way to go, brother. I'm behind you, brother. We can accomplish whatever we set out to do, whether in membership, or in just plain old fashioned brotherly love. Most Worshipful Sir, I thank you for your time and your hospitality that has been extended to be here. It has been my pleasure to have been with you on


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several occasions, but I have really enjoyed getting together this weekend, my wife and I both. Thank you." Grand Master Soutiea introduced Most Worshipful Richard L. Campbell the Grand Master of Iowa to make his remarks: "Most Worshipful Grand Master, distinguished visitors, past Grand Masters, and brethren all, I bring you greetings from the great state of Iowa, some 31,000 Masons and 327 lodges. We, too, are deeply indebted to the great state of Missouri because our existence depended upon them. They established the first four lodges in the State of Iowa. Mter those four lodges were established, they petitioned the Grand Lodge of Missouri for a charter for their Grand Lodge, and this was in 1844. Now, I happened to be, in 1994 I was in the Grand Lodge, Jerry Anderson was Grand Master, and we had a rededication for Grand Lodge, and Most Worshipful Brother Dale Motter came up and he was the orator. I still have a copy of that oration, and it was excellent, my brethren, it was excellent. I noticed that you are having some problems with proficiency, and I am quite certain that at our Grand Lodge session in Dubuque next year we are going to have problems with proficiency also. Because at our Grand Lodge this year we did start the ball rolling on the one day class. But proficiency will be a great bugaboo. The other thing that we did this year at Grand Lodge, we did pass recognition of Prince Hall. I might say that it took 11 years. We started in 1989 with an ad hoc committee, and it was finally finished up this year with a certificate of recognition. Most Worshipful Sir, it has been a pleasure, and I would like to thank you for all the courtesies and hospitality extended to me and my wife. I hope that our paths will cross certainly sometime in the future." Grand Master Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. made the following introductions; followed by remarks: "At this time I would like to call upon Right Worshipful Brother Ronald E. Wood, Jr. who has a few comments to make about the Missouri Lodge of Research." RWB Ronald Wood: "Brothers, I want to talk about the Lodge of Research. Those who have had notice of increase in dues in the last, or two years ago, basically we had to do this because you were getting the books for less than what we were paying for them. And, so, we had to increase the cost to cover the books that we were publishing. The books cost us anywhere from $10 and $12 a piece to get out. At the present time the first volume on Northwest Missouri has been published and is in our hands, and there are some extra copies if you do not have one. I want to congratulate the secretaries for having done an excellent job of getting this information concerning those lodges as well. We have had in the northwest and southwest better than 95 percent of the lodges that responded to our request. However, I have a problem right now. The northeast lodges, there are 129 lodges involved, I have had responses from 69, which leaves 50 of them without answer to my request at the present time. I need those as soon as possible. It is very important that we include as many of the lodges as we can in this historical document. I must tell you this much. It has been a lot of fun, and it is a lot of work in getting all of the material compiled. Brethren, it is well worth reading about


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lodges that you may not even know about, particularly we are going to share with the Lodge of Research in the morning some incidents that happened in their, or that is peculiar to the State of Missouri. If it had not been for the railroad going through Clinton, Calhoun would be Clinton today. It would be a lot bigger town than it is at the present time. But the Clinton folks went out and they got the railroad and Calhoun ended up with just being a small town. But for a long time, historically, they were a real important interest in Masonry. Gentlemen and brethren, I thank you all very much. We do hope that you will subscribe and take back to your membership in it, because you get the books from what you pay for them at the present time, and that is what we have to pay for them as well." Grand Master Soutiea, "At this time I would call upon Most Worshipful Brother James Brown to bring greetings from his Grand Organization, the Grand Lodge of Nebraska. MWB James Brown: Most Worshipful Grand Master, officers and brothers of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, distinguished guests, Master Masons all, on behalf of the officers and members of the Grand Lodge, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Nebraska, it is my pleasure to bring you greetings and congratulations for another excellent year of Masonry in the State of Missouri. I took a look at the sign that you have up here, and I think that that is a worthwhile program that could be instituted in more than one location around this great country of ours. I commend you on your PR efforts in promoting Freemasonry in the State of Missouri. I would like to just share with you maybe three things. As we promote our fraternity keep in mind that we are first and foremost a fraternity of men. The reason people join this organization is because they know another individual that they believe to be a man of great integrity, great personal skill and intellect; a person that they want to be associated with. We are a fraternity. We like to associate with other men. Keep that in mind to promote the fraternal spirit within your local lodges. But once an individual gets involved in the fraternity, he very quickly becomes impressed with the Masonic work that we do. In my mind, the Masonic work is kind of an escape mechanism for many of us, because it is done over and over in exactly the same fashion, and the brother takes great pride in the work that they do. A lot of times you may go to a lodge or to a degree, or you will be sitting there and you kind of space off. But then you come back to the present and something in this ritual of ours that you will hear will have significance for you that particular evening. Our ritual is important. It allows us to escape from our everyday lives, but it also teaches us lessons that enable us to be better people in our community, better people in our families, and better Masons in our lodges. Probably the last thing I would like to share with you maybe, just something a little less serious, but in my family right now there was a major decision being made this summer. My wife decided that we needed to change cellular phones, and the big argument was, are we going to stay with analog phones or is it going to be digital. The decision was made for digital. And what I want to share with you is, I want all of you to be digital Masons. Now, I will tell you what I mean by that particular phrase. At the end of the day when you stand before the mirror and you think about everything that has happened to you that particular day, I want you to ask yourself one question.


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Again, the phrase is digital. "Did you tell another person about Masonry that day?" If you did, you are a digital Mason. Thank you, brethren. Grand Master Soutiea called upon Barry Todd, Potentate of Moolah Shrine Temple in Saint Louis, to make a few remarks: Bro. Barry B. Todd: "Thank you very much, Most Worshipful Master. I appreciate the opportunity to be here as a proud Missouri Mason. It is a great day to be a Mason in Missouri. We have had a succession of progressive and forward thinking Grand Masters, and that is why Missouri Masonry is on the move. We have been blessed, not only at those levels, but also in the Scottish and York Rites. We have had very good relationships between our various bodies. Unfortunately, the same can't be said in the rest of the North American jurisdiction of the Shrine. There have been some real horror stories, some of which I am sure you have heard. Unfortunately, their problem sort of translated to a problem for us now, because the Imperial bylaws have changed and we no longer require as a prerequisite membership in the Scottish Rite and York Rite in order to join the Shrine. That is a change that was first put into place in 1886. The Shrine of North America was founded in 1872, and shortly after they instituted the prerequisite of the York and Scottish Rite. However, as part of the change of bylaws, it was stipulated that you had to be a Master Mason in order to join the Shrine of North America. I will also tell you that one of the things, and you may have heard about his early on, there was a proposal on the Call of the Imperial session in Boston to go to a class of social membership to join the Shrine, which was a nonvoting special class of member that would be affiliated with the Shrine, and then eventually have a term limit of three years in which to join the Shrine. I will tell you that among my counterparts of the 191 Shrine temples around North America, and among our membership, it was a very unpopular suggestion. While we did, in fact, make a change in prerequisites, I know of nobody that wanted to change to the point of dropping Masonic affiliation in its entirety. We are first and foremost Master Masons. As it says in our fez lecture, and those of you who are Shriners have heard this, it says when you place on your head the red fez of a Shriner, you are symbolically tying around your waist a white lambskin apron of a Master Mason where you made your first duty in Masonry. And, so, I will tell you that we have had these far-reaching changes; we have also reaffirmed our faith in Masonry. I know there is a betting line out there. I talked to Right Worshipful Brother Berger today at lunch, and I know there is a betting line out there that think that this is the stage, but I do not think that will happen. I do not think we will divorce ourselves from the Masonic Order. I know too many people like myself, I am also York and Scottish Rite member, both, that would find it very unpleasant and very unsatisfactory. And I know I speak for the members of Moolah to whom I have sent a letter outlining our continued support of the York and Scottish Rite. We will work with them to bring members into their organization, as well as ours, and we will certainly work to bring members into the Missouri Masonic family as Master Masons, because that is our first and foremost duty. It is wonderful to see Missouri Freemasonry on the increase. I think we will see it continue. I think there is a renewed spirit of cooperation. The key for all of us in leadership positions, whether it be in the lodges, whether it be a Grand


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Lodge office, or in the York or Scottish Rite, is to make sure that we keep our programs relevant to today's society, and that we identify those people out there that we are trying to reach to become new members and make sure that we appeal to them. That is our big job. That is all of our jobs. I think we are off to a great start. I would like to wish the incoming Grand Master, Freddie Adams, all the best. The Shrine is ready to work with you in any way you would like. The same with Earl, the same with York Rite people, whatever we can do to help each other, that is what we are all about. Thank you very much for this opportunity to be here today. I really appreciate it, and god bless Masonry." (Applause).

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

To the Grand Lodge, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Missouri. Brethren, pursuant to Section 5.030, - the bylaws of Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, and as chairman of the Grand Master's Address Committee, I offer this report on behalf of all past Grand Masters present at the 179th Annual Communication. We recommend all of the dispensations, decisions, healings, consents, and permission to be referred to the committee on jurisprudence for the committee's action and report. Those reports of activities and the most appropriate and timely recommendations made by Most Worshipful Brother Wilfred G. Soutieau, Jr., relative to the Masonic Order in general, and Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri in particular, we would ask that it be referred to the appropriate Grand Lodge committee for their consideration and action. This Grand jurisdiction has most assuredly benefitted from the populous point of view that Most Worshipful Brother Soutiea has brought to the brethren of this state. He has been unafraid to use a simple cartoon to carry his message which is both serious, patriotic, and humorous all at the same time. However, what is quite remarkable is the vast itinerary accomplished by our Grand Master. We are lucky indeed to have had Bill and his lovely wife Carol, along with that little mouse, spread the message of Freemasonry to so many corners of our state in such a palatable manner. The past Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Missouri welcome Most Worshipful Brother Soutiea to the line a past Grand Master, not only his fraternal and social presence, but also to his skills and leadership he will continue to bring to our fraternity. Fraternally submitted, STEVEN

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Report of CODlDlittees M.W. Grand Master Soutiea stated that the booklet reports of the Standing and Special Committees which were distributed on Monday, September 25, 2000 be printed in the proceeding. If any chairman had supplements that needed to be presented to please do so. The reprinted reports are as follows: REPORTOFTHECO~TTEEON

BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: The committee reviewed and approved the construction of 1 Lodge this year. The approval was granted to Lowry City Lodge No. 403. Construction has begun at Lowry City. In addition to this approval, we have under consideration the application to make modifications to Forsyth Lodge No. 453. The plans have not been submitted to this committee and no action has been taken at Forsyth. Fraternally, RW JAMES G. HADDOX. Chairman Building Advisory Committee

REPORT OF THE

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The Committee of Chartered Lodges met at the Grand Lodge office on July 15, 2000. The Committee consists of the following members: Robert E. Hardester - Chairman Mike Jones - Member D. Dean Rowe - Member Richard A. Mansfield - Member Verle T. Naughton - Member Kieth Neese - Member Brother Mansfield was unable to attend because of previous commitments. We were unsuccessful in our attempts to contact Brother Jones. The Committee gratefully acknowledges the assistance provided by the Grand Secretary and his staff for their excellent support in providing statistical information for review by the Committee. Our report is as follows: During the 2000 Grand Lodge Year the following Lodges combined to better serve our fraternity.


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Lodge Lodge Lodge With # Consolidated # Lodge 168 Paulville 319 Colony 427 Lodge of Love 259 Glenwood 99 567 Mt. Vernon Miller Paul RevereMizpah40 Progress 657 Mt. Moriah 539 Benevolence 170 Dawn 19 Santa Fe 462 Paris Union 334 Braymer 135 Breckenridge 380 Middle Fabius 244 Queen City 77 Viburnum 676 Lebanon 299 Orient 546 Temple Gate Lodge Name Lodge # Changed Name to Ferguson-Berkely 542 Masters Delphian Lodge No. 137 turned in charter 7/31/2000 Jonathan Lodge No. 321 turned in charter 113112000

Consolidated Name Colony Glenwood Mt. Vernon MizpahMt. Moriah Dawn Paris Union Breckenridge Queen City Lebanon Template Gate

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Following are some key indicators about the membership churn in our Grand Lodge.

Category Total number of Members Initiated as E. A. s Raised to Master Masons Suspension Non Pay Dues

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Figures 55,120 898 488 1,354

Figures 53,829 882 505 1,596

Figures 54,526 1,368 2,757 1,416

These statistics indicate an upward trend in membership from 1998 through 1999. The Chance to Advance Classes during 1999 accounted for the increase in membership. The Chance to Advance Classes were continued on a District basis during the Grand Lodge Year of MWB Wilfred G. Soutiea Jr. and have provided a continuing stimuli to our membership growth. The number of candidates raised to the degree of Master Mason as a result of this program during the 1999-2000 Grand Lodge Year is as follows:

CHANCE TO ADVANCE TALLYS Date Number of Candidates who Completed Class 160 :;: July, 1999 169 :;: August, 1999 October, 1999 258 November, 1999 19 January, 2000 46 February, 2000 161 March, 2000 260 April, 2000 199 May, 2000 118 June, 2000 197 Total 1587:;: *Includes totals for July and August, 1999 which were included in the 1999 Grand Lodge Report of the Chartered Lodges Committee. The 1999 report should have included up to and including June, 1999. The net increase in Chance to Advance Master Masons not previously reported is 1258.


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It still remains to be seen what involvement will come from our newly made master masons. Some lodges have had very good participation from our new Master Masons. Some have become officers and are active in the government of the lodge. However, we cannot let our recent success cause us to loose sight of our longrange needs. The reasons for our reduction in membership in past years are many. We must as a fraternity continue to recognize those influences which affect our growth and formulate plans to counteract these barriers. We must make our meetings more family oriented on a regular basis to attract participation by members who do not get to spend enough time with their families. Some lodges have had success in changing the schedule of their meetings to a regular communication once each month and a family night to replace the second communication. This promotes involvement of the family in Masonic activities and strengthens the family unit at the same time. We still continue to lose members or fail to advance candidates because of the lack of consideration on the part of some of our members. Sideline members criticize the work of an officer who is trying to learn his work and are not receptive to the needs of our new members who have not had the time to grow in Masonry. We need to come to lodge to hear and learn the teachings of our order and how they can help us to become better people in our everyday lives. WE COME FOR THE FELLOWSHIP AND TO LEARN THE LESSONS OF MASONRY, WHICH WE WERE SEEKING WHEN WE JOINED. The recent re-districting of lodges in our state provides us with an opportunity to promote fellowship among our members and to increase an exchange of knowledge and ideas between lodges in our state. We would propose periodic joint communications of all lodges in a district perhaps on a quarterly basis to promote fellowship and interaction among our members. This could result in more frequent visitations to lodges as their members get to know each other and increase the sharing of ideas to strengthen our fraternity. The joint communications should rotate among the various lodges in a district. It has often been said that we go to lodge and open, read the minutes, pay the bills and close. We as a fraternity need to make our meetings more interesting in order to attract more brethren to attend our lodges and create a reason to make them want to attend. Programs of interest are available from many sources and we must start using them if we want to improve attendance. The Grand Lodge Achievement Award should have a requirement of a meaningful Masonic or Non-Masonic talk each month that would be appropriate for the time of the year or the needs of the members for information. We must continue to maximize our opportunities to put masonry on display to the public. Every presentation of service awards and installations of officers must be an open event. We cannot interest friends and family in masonry if we close our doors to them. This past year there were nine consolidations designed to make the joined lodges stronger. Two lodges turned in their charters because they were no longer able to continue. Every lodge in the State of Missouri that is unable to open because of poor attendance; must recycle officers on a routine basis or is faced with dwindling membership should seek out another lodge to merge with for the purpose of strengthening masonry. Most Worshipful Grand Master, the committee thanks you for the


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opportunity of serving our Grand Lodge. We stand ready to assist any lodge that needs our help. Respectfully submitted, ROBERT E. HARDESTER, Chairman MICHAEL F. JONES RICHARD A. MANSFIELD VERLE T. NAUGHTON KIETH NEESE D. DEAN ROWE

REPORT OF THE COMMITIEE ON NECROLOGY To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: "God is our God Forever and Ever; He will be our Guide Even Into Death." From the biblical index of the Masonic Bible we read concerning Jacob's Ladder the following: "As Jacob fled from his father's home to escape the anger of his brother Esau and journeying to the land of his ancestors, he paused for the first night at Bethel where God revealed himself to him in a vision. He saw a stairway leading from earth to heaven, rendered "Ladder" on which angels were descending and ascending. Upon his awakening, God talked with him and assured him of his choice as the heir to the Abrahamic Covenant. The representation of this ladder is employed in the Masonic Symbols and Ritual to signify access of the pious to the God of Heaven, and the progressive upward course to be traveled by earthly sojourners. This ladder as now used has the foot resting upon the floor of the lodge room, representing the Earth, and its top rests on the covering of the lodge, representing heaven. It has three steps, representing faith, hope and charity. It could consist of seven steps, representing temperance, fortitude, prudence, justice, faith, hope and charity." We have had 1769 Brethren called to ascend that symbolic ladder in the past year. While we mourn the loss of all our Brethren, I have listed those who served the Grand Lodge as Right Worshipful Brethren. They were: Right Worshipful Brother ROY LEE FORTNEY, Kirksville Lodge No. 105. Served as District Deputy Grand Master, District No.2, 1969-1974. Deceased March 21,1999. Right Worshipful Brother EDWARD PAUL HUTSON, Rose Hill Lodge No. 550. Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer, District No. 33C, 1970-1971; District No. 57B, 1972. Deceased July 20, 1999. Right Worshipful Brother LEWIS L. KREHMEYER, Meridian Lodge No.2. Served as District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 33B, 1978-1979. Deceased August 12, 1999. Right Worshipful Brother MORRIS LYNN PHILLIPS, Marlborough Lodge No. 569. Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer, District No. 25,1998-1999. Deceased December 8, 1999. Right Worshipful Brother DAVEY L. FISHER, SR., Western Star Lodge No. 15. Served as District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 10, 1990-1998;


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District Deputy Grand Lecturer, District No. 10, 1995-1999. Deceased December 22, 1999. Right Worshipful Brother NAT MALT, Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Served as District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 33B, 1960. Deceased January 2, 2000. Right Worshipful Brother J.B. "RED" JONES, Forsyth Lodge No. 453. Served as District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 54, 1975-1976. Deceased February 24, 2000. Right Worshipful Brother JAMES H. MILLER, Gardenville Cache Lodge No. 455. Served as Grand Tiler, 1987. Deceased March 22, 2000. Right Worshipful Brother CHARLES RICHARD BURRUS, Greensburg Lodge No. 414. Served as District Deputy Grand Master, District No.2, 1981. Deceased April 9, 2000. Right Worshipful Brother GEORGE N. COOPER, Neosho Lodge No. 247. Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer, District No. 56,1998. Deceased May 1,2000. Right Worshipful Brother KENNETH W. HACKMAN, Owensville Lodge No. 624. Served as District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 32, 1968-1971. Deceased May 15, 2000. Right Worshipful Brother RICHARD L. HIBBS, Stockton Lodge No. 283. Served as District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 42,1998-1999. Deceased May 29, 2000. Right Worshipful Brother JOHN M. COURTNEY, Memphis Lodge No. 16. Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer, District No.1, 1994-2000. Deceased June 9, 2000. Right Worshipful Brother EUGENE "PAT"McFARLAND, Hermon Lodge No. 187. Served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer, District No. 43,1965-1986 and 1989. Deceased January 4, 2001. Right Worshipful Brother GRACIN E. AKERS, Tyro Lodge No. 12. Served as District Deputy Grand Master, District No. 40, 1996-1998. Right Worshipful Brother GERALD W. BURNWORTH, Algabil-Freedom Lodge No. 636. Served as District Deputy Grand master, District 61C, 1967-1968. Most Worshipful Grand Master Soutiea, will you please call the Grand Lodge up for prayer.

PRAYER Eternal Father, we pause amidst our harried schedule to acknowledge the deaths of these members of our Fraternity. Brothers with whom we have broken Masonic Communication either personally or vicariously. Each acknowledged his belief in Your Divinity, and obligated himself with due reverence to the preservation of that principle among his fellowmen. Acknowledging his frailties, he willingly sought greater light and belief through the Tenets of Freemasonry. If he was a strong man, he shared his strength; if he was a wise man, he shared his wisdom and if he was just a simple humble person seeking a better way of living, he shared his humility. For each of them, we are thankful. May they each and everyone enjoy the comforts of that House not Made with Hands Eternal in the Heavens. Amen! Fraternally submitted, DALE

C.

MOTTER,

Past Grand Master, Chairman

P. VINCENT KINKEAD, Past Grand Master D. ROBERT DOWNEY, Past Grand Master


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: It was the pleasure of the members of this committee to serve the Grand Lodge of Missouri in extending its hospitality to all distinguished members attending our One Hundred Seventy-Ninth Annual Communication. Your committee held meetings with appropriate staff personnel of the Holiday Inn Select in Columbia, Missouri, on April 9, May 21, and August 20, 2000, to make plans for Grand Lodge activities. It was a pleasure to work with the professionals of the Holiday Inn Select. Our distinguished guests at this Grand Lodge communication included: -Grand Masters or representatives of other jurisdictions -Officials of the Missouri Masonic Family - Past Grand Masters and Emeritus officers of Missouri - Grand Lodge Officers -Special Guests On Sunday evening our Grand Master received the distinguished guests at a reception and banquet held in the Windsor Room. On Monday morning, there was a breakfast held in appreciation for the District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers who served the Grand Lodge during the past year. Also, on Monday morning, the Ladies gathered for a continental breakfast in the Atrium, then were given a tour of the Churchil Museum in Fulton, Missouri, where Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill delivered the famous "Iron Curtain" speech. The ladies were then taken to Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, for a luncheon. Mter the luncheon, they were treated to a tour of a candy factory in Columbia. The Grand Master hosted a luncheon for all distinguished members in the Truman-Bradley Room at noon on Monday. The Grand Lodge Dinner/Awards Banquet was held on Monday evening in the Expo Center. On behalf of the Committee members, I wish to thank Most Worshipful Brother Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., and his lady, Carol, for the appointment and opportunity to serve, and a special thanks goes out to the Grand Lodge Staff for support and assistance.

Fraternally submitted, GLENN AND MARY JANE MEANS, Chairpersons WILFRED G. SOUTIEA, JR. FREDDIE D. ADAMS RONALD D. MILLER H. KEITH NEESE JAMES G. WADE STEVE TRIPI


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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FORMS AND CEREMONIES To the Grand Lodge A.F: & AM. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

Your Committee on Forms and Ceremonies has received no suggestions, additions or revisions during the past year resulting in no action being taken by the Committee. Fraternally submitted,

P. WILFLEY, JR., Chairman E. SPENCER, Ex-Officio JOHN L. HOUSE EDWIN L. SMITH FRANK

JAMES

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE GRAND LODGE OFFICE BUILDING To the Grand Lodge A.F: & AM. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

The Grand Lodge Office Building Committee met as needed during the year for the purpose of care and upkeep of the Grand Lodge Office building and grounds. Arrangements had to be made with the Motel next door for parking lot restrictions to keep motel traffic from driving through the Grand Lodge yard, as a shortcut. Arrangements were made for the yard to be mowed and maintained all year, and for possible snow removal for the winter. Arrangements were made to have the air conditioner and heating ducts cleaned. Respectively and fraternally submitted, JAMES

G. WADE, Chairman

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

The Committee would like to thank RWB Otha Wingo for his unselfish and devoted service to this committee for the past three years. Otha has been a constant contributor to the committee. We'd also like to extend our sincere thanks to the other committees that were involved with our proceedings this year, more especially the Public Relations and Ritual Committees. Your Education Committee has been working diligently this year to find ways to continue assisting your Lodge with up-to-date literature and educational programs.


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We are currently testing a new program in six Lodges around the state. It is entitled the "5 Step Guide for a Lodge Masonic Education Team." This program provides a basic education in Freemasonry for any member, whether new or of long experience. It is designed to meet with a candidate from the day he petitions your Lodge to long after he is raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason. This program will also serve as an educational tool to assist some of the members who are coming back to Lodge after a long absence. The Missouri Freemason magazine is in good hands with RWB Zel Eaton as editor. He requests that any Master Mason not receiving their quarterly copy inform their Lodge Secretary. He also requests that if you anticipate a move, notify the editor of your new address immediately. Don't hesitate to submit your Lodge activities to him. The Achievement Award for year 2000 was changed just slightly, the better to enable all Lodges to apply. Last year there were 149 Lodges presented with this Honor Lodge Award. Having removed the Sub-division III card from this years application, we anticipate many more Lodges applying and receiving the year 2000 certificate. This year has seen many new Lodge web sites added to the internet, and subsequently to the Grand Lodge web pages. Please check your Lodge listing on the Grand Lodge web pages and report any changes. The committee welcomes any suggestions from any brother that may have suggestions to improve Freemasonry in Missouri. We express the hope that your Lodge will be an example for all of us to follow. God Bless each and everyone of you. Respectfully submitted, H.Y. "JAKE" JACOBS, Chairman STEVE ANDERSON PHIL ELAM STEVE MONROTUS LARRY REYNOLDS OTHA WINGO

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RITUAL To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

The Ritual Committee met at the Grand Lodge office on June 3, 2000 with the following members present. RWB James Spencer, Chairman, MWB Dale Motter, RWB Dennis Hammack, RWB Randy Jones, RWB H.Y. "Jake" Jacobs. The meeting was opened at 9:00 AM by RWB Spencer. The following items were discussed and acted upon.

Question:

How does Junior Deacon collect the password from those brethren seated EAST of the EAST line of travel?


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Left to the discretion of the JD after crossing the EAST line of travel. If conferring the 2nd degree on more than one candidate at the same Communication, how do the Stewards get back to their chairs after conducting the 1st candidate to the preparation room? No Ritual. Stewards should return to their chairs while the lodge is at ease. 1st degree - What is the movement of the SD to conduct the candidate to the EAST after the SW has completed the Apron instruction? Keeps candidate on the WEST, NORTH & EAST line of travel. 1st degree - What is the position of the JD after closing the inner door? At the intersection of the NORTH line of travel and the line he was on when he left his chair to close the door. What are the foot movements of the Deacons when they let a brother in or out of the Lodge? Both backward, forward, and side steps are with the left foot first.

Reception of DistiniUished Guests Decision:

When the WM hands the gavel to the Distinguished Guest, the decision was made to replace the words ("facing WEST") with ("facing DISTINGUISHED GUEST").

After the Ritual Committee meeting, the Finals of the State - Wide Round Robin were held. The Regional Winners were: RW. Bro. Jerry D. Shelton, Saline Lodge #226 Brother John Turnbull, Rushville Lodge #238 Brother R Miguel White, Kirkwood Lodge #484 Brother Timothy S. Shelton, Saline Lodge #226 Brother Roy Feltner, Linn Creek Lodge #152 RW. Bro. Randy Balentine, Rising Sun Lodge #13 (Unable to attend due to previous commitment) The quality of the participants, as usual, was outstanding with the prevailing brother being Brother R Miguel White. Fraternally submitted, DENNIS HAMMACK RANDALL JONES H. V. "JAKE" JACOBS DALE MOTIER, P.G.M. JAMES E. SPENCER, Chairman


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PROFICIENCY CARDS 1999路2000 SUBDIVISION CARDS Subdivision I Original 6571 Tod Dennis 6572 Willis 6573 6574 Bernard Michael 6575 Kurtis 6576 Larry 6577 William 6578 Joseph 6579 Roger 6580 Jerry 6581 Arnold 6582 Michael 6583 David 6584 6585 David Donald 6590 Terry 6591 6592 Charles Leroy 6593 Subdivison I . 1st Renewal Paul A3171 A3172 Thomas A3173 Dean Paul A3174 Fred A3175 Kevin A3176 Stephen A3177 Harl A3178 Virgil A3179 A3180 Rex A3181 John A3182 James Royal A3183 A3184 Melvin "Jim "Frog" A3185 Robert A3186 Glen A3187 Jimmy A3188 Oren A3189 A3190 Richard A3191 William Subdivision I . 2nd Renewal B1875 Elvis Gerald (Jerry) B1876

Roy D. Darrel Lewis W. Jon John Timothy Raymond Wayne Lee D. Alfred Charles S. Dale W. J.

Thompson St. Clair Segraves Morrison Krueger Stiern Soutee Woelbling Johnston Stafford Mattson "Haddock, Jr." Wallace Saffell Yee Ford Mastion Clemen, Jr. Croney

Edward R. M. Frank L. Mark Theodore Gene Eugene

Dale Franklin L. Dudley J. C.

Davis Butts Christy Miller Tando Sligar Thompson Morris Caldwell Pickett Blankenship Schatz Bronson Ash DIm Stoker Cron Willis Wright Moore Woolsey

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BI877 Teddie BI878 Alvin BI879 James BI880 Bobbie BI88I Keith BI882 William BI883 Roy BI884 Richard BI885 R. Subdivision I - 3rd Renewal CI226 Obid CI227 Kenneth CI228 David CI229 Rex CI230 David C1231 Dennis C1232 Timothy CI233 William CI234 Ronald C1235 Gary Subdivision I - 4th Renewal D874 David D875 Michael D876 Irving D877 Willard D878 Roger D879 Robert D880 Randy D88I James D882 Wayne D883 John Subdivision I - 5th Renewal E663 Elton E664 Harold E665 Merrain E666 William E667 Francis E668 Charles E669 David E670 Randy Subdivision I - 6th Renewal F487 Forest F488 Billy F489 Felix F490 William F49I Robert F492 Gerald (Jerry) F493 Leonard Subdivision I - 7th Renewal G350 David

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Harrison Jones Hardy Cook Howell Cooper Shifflett Pickren White

Arlen H. Charles Lee Clark R. V. Roy F. Andrew

Kilgore Hodges Riek Stark Tinsley Owens Coy Feltner Moon Phillips

Livingston Frank George D. G. Eugene Duane Russell Gorman E.

Combs Armstrong Walmann Hetzler Huffmaster Plummer Berscheid "Tinker, Sr." Tucker Russow

Dale L. M. Webb D. Richard

Mathews Davis Batey Edwards Jett Huddleston Cotter Balentine

Leroy Wayne Joe

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Oliver G351 Lee Ervin A. G352 Larry Carvel G353 Arthur L. G354 Melvin L. G355 Robert Leon G356 Robert William G357 Frederick R. G358 Subdivision I - 8th Renewal John H235 T. H236 Paul A. H237 Roy Raymond Marion Dale H238 Calvin H239 D. H240 Randall Jay Subdivision I - 9th Renewal 1-165 David A. 1-166 Roger Ralph 1-167 Melvin John Subdivision I - 10th Renewal J108 Leo Harold Subdivision I - 11th Renewal K77 Robert H. Subdivision I - 12th Renewal L48 Christopher C. L49 George Dale Subdivision I - 13th Renewal M26 Wilbur John Subdivision I - 14th Renewal N17 Ralph Otto Subdivision I - 15th Renewal 0 Subdivision II - Part 1 Original 641 Davis C. Paul 642 David 643 Steven Eugene 644 Rex 645 Oren Dudley 646 Donald Dale Ronald 647 F. Subdivision II - Part 1 - 1st Renewal A432 Gerald (Jerry) A433 Joe Wayne A434 Ralph A. A435 James D. A436 Stephen Theodore Subdivision II - Part 1 - 2nd Renewal B307 R. L. B308 H. V. 'Jake'

King Drewing Reynolds Reece Hall Wright Evans Patten Beavers Delozier Rowland Summerford Schroff Jones Watson Adams Sanders Pitts Stewart "McLemore, III" Sheppard Larkins Kolb

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B309 Gary Andrew Subdivision II - Part 1 - 3rd Renewal C240 Gary Lee C241 David C. Subdivision II - Part 1 - 4th Renewal D190 Billy Joe D191 Roger Glenn D192 Bobby R. D193 Michael F. D194 John E. D195 William E. Subdivision II - Part 1 - 5th Renewal E 150 Billy Ray E151 Robert M. E 152 Marrain M. Subdivision II - Part 1 - 6th Renewal F101 Frank L. Subdivision II - Part 1 - 7th Renewal G67 Walter S. G68 Robert D. G69 James Ellis G70 Randall Jay G71 Carroll R. G72 Ervin A. Subdivision II - Part 1 - 8th Renewal H45 Conley Eugene Subdivision II - Part 1 - 9th Renewal I Subdivision II - Part 1 - 10th Renewal

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Subdivision II - Part 1 - 11th Renewal K2 Marvin Gene K3 Leo H. K4 Robert H. K5 Stanley Earl Subdivision II - Part 2 Original 578 James L. 579 Rodney E. 580 Steven Eugene 581 Oren Dudley Subdivision II - Part 2 - 1st Renewal A399 Stephen Theodore Subdivision II - Part 2 - 2nd Renewal B286 Gerald (Jerry) R. B287 Rex B288 Joe W. Subdivision II - Part 2 - 3rd Renewal C225 Roger Glenn C226 Bobby R.

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Subdivision II - Part 2 - 4th Renewal D171 Billy Joe D172 John E. D173 William E. D174 Michael Frank Subdivision II - Part 2 - 5th Renewal E141 Arthur Ralph Subdivision II - Part 2 - 6th Renewal

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- Part 2 - 7th Renewal Ervin A. Carroll R. - Part 2 - 8th Renewal James Ellis - Part 2 - 9th Renewal Harold Norman Clarence L. - Part 2 - 10th Renewal . Part 2 - 11 th Renewal Marvin Gene Robert H. Stanley Earl . Part 3 Original Rex Lee Jack Duane Oren Dudley Steven E. . Part 3路 1st Renewal Forest Wayne Keith David Joe W. Stephen Theodore - Part 3 - 2nd Renewal Thomas Frederick Kenneth R. . Part 3 - 3rd Renewal Howard Vayne - Part 3 - 4th Renewal Roger Glenn Bob R. Billy Joe John E. Gerald William E. - Part 3 - 5th Renewal Francis David - Part 3 - 6th Renewal Frank L.

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Subdivision II - Part 3 - 7th Renewal G70 Carroll R. G71 James Ellis Subdivision II - Part 3 - 8th Renewal H46 Hugh Ed Subdivision II - Part 3 - 9th Renewal 1-29 Charles Marvin 1-30 Harold Norman Subdivision II - Part 3 - 10th Renewal J23 Leo H. Subdivision II - Part 3 - 11th Renewal K2 Stanton T. K3 Robert H. Subdivision III - Original 812 James G. 813 Ric David 814 Howard Wayne 815 Tony Lavern 816 John William 817 Rodney Wayne 818 Scotty B. 819 Donald George 820 Eugene Ronald 821 Robert E. 822 Martin Olof 823 Rex Lee 824 Emery Allen 825 Roger 826 Robert Allen John A. 827 828 David H. p. 829 J. Mark D. 830 831 John Albert 832 John David 833 Gearld A. 834 Robert Alan Wayne 835 Carl 836 Gregory v. 837 Ronald F. Oren 838 Steven 839 Mark 840 Robert L. 841 William Alvin 842 John A. 843 Robert T. 844 Donald Dale 845 David S. 846 George E.

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847 David Terry 848 Subdivision III . 1st Renewal A345 William A346 David A347 Everett A348 James A349 Theodore A350 Damon A351 Robert A352 Stephen A353 Charles A354 Charles A355 Harl A356 Jim Subdivision III . 2nd Renewal B198 Francis B199 Glen B200 Harold B201 James B202 Gary B203 Willis Subdivision III . 3rd Renewal C127 Gary C128 Willard C129 Leonard Subdivision III . 4th Renewal D88 Billy D89 Robert D90 Billy D91 Harold Subdivision III - 5th Renewal E50 Robert E51 William E52 Clarence E53 Carlton Subdivision III - 6th Renewal F26 James F27 Ervin F28 Robert F29 Gerald Subdivision III - 7th Renewal Gl Marvin G2 Stanton G3 Clarence G4 Stanton G5 John G6 Randall

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Van Meter Koyn Botts Harter Picraux Schroter Green Thompson Ernst Pittman Morris DIm

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Jett Crawford Braden Medley Phillip Segraves

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Abbott Bray Waugh Davis

H. Edward W. Eugene

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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON YOUTH To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

This report may be brief, but it has been a rewarding experience to work with our Masonic Youth bodies this year. Of course, our most important job was to assist the Grand Master in selecting the Grand Master's Masonic Youth Award recipients. The recipients this year were: Order of DeMolay, Tony Bartolli, Wm. F. Kuhn Chapter, Raytown, Mo. International Order of Rainbow, Phyllis L. Shelley, #113, California, Mo. International Order of Job's Daughters, Kelly Goede, #43, Fenton, Mo. All three of these youths are outstanding young people, not only active in their own organizations, but also in school, church and community endeavors. Our M.W.B. Wilfred Soutiea attended all three of the Youth sessions and presented the awards. We have received no communications that required any action this year. I am extremely happy to report that all three of the youth organizations have added at least one new Chapter, Assembly and Bethel this year. We hope this is a result of the momentum that has become so important with our C2A classes. Your Grand Lodge Committee urges all members of our Missouri Grand Lodge to increase your efforts to support not only our Masonic Youth but other youth groups such as Scouts, 4H and other community youth groups. Did you ever think that your visibility as a Master Mason supporting these young ladies and gentlemen might make a lasting impression that could impact our future membership? It will only be through these endeavors that Masonry in the State of Missouri, and throughout the United States, will continue to survive in the foreseeable future. Respectfully submitted, LIONEL J. GOEDE,

Chairman

JAMES E. SNAVELY MELVIN MUELLER LEROY D. UNRUH CRAIG M. BENNETT

SHELDON SNITZ

REPORT OF THE GRAND LODGE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RELATIONS To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

Your Grand Lodge Public Relations Committee thanks you for this opportunity to share its activities with you for the previous year. The programs


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we presented last year are underway, and we would like to report on their progress and developments. As reported at last year's Grand Lodge session, we have been able to multiply the impact of our funds by about 20-fold. We have invested approximately $50,000 in formal advertising and receives almost $1,000,000 in value. We have renewed our contract with Learfield Communication for another year. Our experience with them has been successful. We have had 7936 paid commercials and 512 free commercials over the previous year. These were heard by over 9,000,000 people. We have had reports from the staff of the Grand Lodge office that they are able to tell each time radio spots begin to air because there is an obvious increase in inquiries into the office. We will have new commercials that will begin airing this fall. These will be used in conjunction with our current spots. We would like to thank the membership for not abusing the toll-free telephone #. While this is a tool that this committee has made available for administrative use, we asked that you be prudent in its use, and you have. We hope to be able to continue this service to the membership. There is continued presentation of our "message" through the Wehrenberg Theaters, and we again wish to thank Ron Kruger I and II for their part in making this happen. Our billboards have been placed throughout the state, and there has been a very favorable response to their presence. We have, however, had to reevaluate the original plans for a portion of this program. The Missouri Outdoor Advertisers Association (MOAA) has a change in the upper level of their administration. This resulted in an amendment to the program they offered to nonprofit organizations. The result was that it would cost $400-450 per month per sign for them to display our message. We as a committee, after consulting with the Grand Lodge officers, determined that we would not pay that much to continue with them. This effects only 6 of our 23 "boards," We have instead sought other resources (primarily private sign companies) and will adjust the plan with the new Grand Lodge year and its Public Relations Committee. In previous years we have had an active presence at the State Fair in Sedalia, however, with no committee members in the general area, this has been a management nightmare. Because of this we did not have a booth at the fair this year. Instead of this, we placed an ad in the Fair's program. This provided a good coverage for the central part of the state. As in past years, we have continued our involvement with the Shrine and Scottish Rite at the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield. We have reproduced the Public Relations Manual that was distributed in the past at Area Meetings. These will again be given to each lodge to use in the development and implementation of their own local programs. We strongly encourage the use of this reference manual and hop each lodge will find it helpful. This committee was represented at each of the Grand Master's area meetings and has made numerous presentations around the state. We welcome the opportunity to visit (when we can) and address any questions you may have as this program continues to grow and evolve. At the Grand Lodge session last year, legislation was presented asking for a $1.00 per year per member increase in the per capita to maintain and enhance


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this program. This legislation has a 5 year limit, and if the membership determines that it has not been worthwhile after that period they elect to discontinue its funding. As a committee, ask your support of this measure. To repeat something written in last years report, "the maintenance of the 'tollfree' telephone number, as well as other 'maintenance' expenses for the billboards, and the continuation of the radio program ... necessitates this request." On a final note, we want to thank two committee members who will be moving on to new and different circumstances. Dale Bryan and Jess Hopple will be taking on other duties for the coming year. Both have been valued members and will be missed. We wish them the best. Your Public Relations Committee again thanks you for your support and the opportunity to serve the Fraternity. Respectfully submitted, W. WEBB EDWARDS, Chairman MWB P. VINCENT KINKEAD DALE BRYAN JESS HOPPLE RON KRUEGER, II DAN SMOTHERS

Report of Special COllllllittees REPORT OF THE COMMITIEE FOR THE GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. ofMissouri: BRETHREN: On December 14, 1799, at 10:20 p.m., George Washington drew his last breath and left this world with the same dignity, courage and strength of character that had exemplified his life. To commemorate that historic event George Washington's Mount Vernon, in partnership with the Masonic Fraternity and other organizations, held a reenactment of George Washington's Funeral on December 18, 1999 exactly 200 years after the actual event. Mount Vernon was opened to provide visitors an opportunity to file through the large dining room of the mansion and silently note the replica coffin, a lead-lined, mahogany piece specially reproduced for the event. At 11:30 a.m. a funeral procession which featured reenactors in imitation of those who attended Washington's funeral, proceeded to the old family tomb. Included in the procession were reenactors of the military, clergy, Freemasons, family


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members and guests. The members of Alexandria-Washington Lodge conducted the Masonic funeral service just as it was conducted 200 years ago. On June twenty-sixth 1999 the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Board of Directors commemorated the 200th Anniversary of the Death of Brother and President George Washington at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia by dedicating a Masonic Square and Compasses installed on an elevated section of the terrace hillside in front of the building. The ceremony was well attended and included Grand Masters from twenty-two Grand Jurisdictions, six Grand Master Representatives, and twelve Heads of Appendant Bodies & Representatives. Included in the Dedication Program is the following: "Perhaps more than any other person in human history, George Washington truly exemplified the virtues and moral values so essential to the welfare of every society. Biographers and historians have written passionately and eloquently of this magnificent man, his sparkling character and persistent dedication to the principles of liberty and self-government. Consider this remarkable prophecy. Two of Washington's Masonic Brothers, wishing to send him some testimony of their admiration and respect, forwarded to their General from France a Masonic apron accompanied by a brief letter. The following is a quote from that letter: "Your glorious career will not be confined to the protection of American liberty, but its ultimate effect will extend to the whole human family, since providence has evidently selected you as an instrument in his hands to fulfill his eternal decrees." Written in 1781, this was truly an amazing prophecy." The Memorial recently was selected as the site for a broadcast by Fox Channel 5 Morning News program. The Secretary-Treasure and the Replica Room Curator were interviewed and included in the program. The coverage was very favorable and presented the Memorial and Freemasonry in a positive manner. Donald M. Robey has retired as Executive Secretary-Treasure and now enjoys the title of Secretary-Treasure Emeritus. The new Executive Secretary-Treasure is George D. Seghers. Edgar N. Peppler has retired as President having served in that capacity for the last five years. Paul B. Ellis, former First Vice President, was elected President at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association at its annual meeting held in Savannah, Georgia on February 21, 2000. January 2000 marked the beginning of the "Grand Lodge Month" program at the Memorial. Each month a different Grand Lodge Jurisdiction is featured and honored. The State Flag of the Grand Jurisdiction is flown over the Memorial for the entire month. The flag is then presented to the Grand Lodge at its next session. A display is set up in Assembly Hall featuring The Grand Lodge History, Officers, programs, charities, etc. A date for the Grand Lodge of Missouri has not been determined at this writing. Available from the Memorial is a collection of Christmas ornaments representing the following: The Grand Master's Jewel The Supreme Council, 33 Degree The Eastern Star


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Knights Templar The Shriners The Scottish Rite Double-Headed Eagle Laying Of The Cornerstone Of The U.S. Capitol The Three Great Lights In Masonry The ornaments, at a cost of $18.00 each, are crafted in America and finished in 24 kt. gold. Anyone interested in ordering all or any of the ornaments please contact the Chairman of this Committee for a copy of the order form. Fraternally submitted, D. ROBERT DOWNEY, PGM, ELVIS A. MOONEY, PGM

Chairman

FIELDING A. POE, PGM

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON GRAND LODGE CHARITY To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. ofMissouri: BRETHEN:

This is to acknowledge that the Committee on Disaster and Relief has contributed a total of$10,000 this past year. In February $5,000 was presented to James E. Underwood, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Georgia to help in the aid of the tornado victims. In September $5,000 was sent to the Masonic Service Association for use by the Grand Lodge of New Mexico to help in relief and aid those affected by wildfires. Fraternally, WILFRED G. SOUTIEA, JR.,

Grand Master

REPORT OF THE COMMITI'EE ON MASONIC INFORMATION To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

This special committee has had very few requests for information - and for the past year or so - the anti-Masonic, anti-Mason turmoil seems to have subsided. We certainly hope that continues into the future. We do anticipate being asked about the position of the Shrine following their elimination of a "Rite" membership in order to become a Shriner. We feel the Scottish Rite and the York Rite provide an important portion of our Masonic education and hope that - at least in Missouri - we will continue to enjoy membership in all our Masonic bodies.


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There is much information available from our Masonic Education Committee - during Grand Lodge, at Area Meetings, from individual members, and from the Grand Lodge Office. Respectfully submitted,

J. EDWARD BLINN, PG.M. WILLIAM J. HILL, PG.M.

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

BRETHREN: This Committee was instituted by the Grand Lodge of Missouri during that period of time when our Courts were dealing with the attempted use of public funds for the support of private church oriented schools. The Grand Lodge of missouri opposed using public funds to support or promote private church oriented schools as a violation of the provision in the Constitution of the State of Missouri which established the separation of the Church and the State. Since that time, numerous decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States and The Supreme Court of the State of Missouri have established beyond question that public funds cannot be used in support of private church oriented schools. Even though the rule of law which prevents using public funds in support of private church oriented schools has been established for many generations, the problem remains today. The attempt, by private schools, to obtain benefits from tax monies, has grown more diverse and complicated than ever before, such as: the use of athletic fields and equipment, the part-time attendance of private school students in public schools, public school teachers teaching special courses in private schools, the exchange and sharing of books, and transportation of students in public school vehicles, all without paying. The condition of public education in Missouri, including the elementary schools, the high schools, the colleges and universities, is satisfactory; in fact our public schools are operating at a level of efficiency which is above the national average. Our teachers are better trained and better paid than ever before. Public education in Missouri is a success story, we are doing rather well. We are thankful that terrible acts of violence have not occurred in our Public Schools; but many of the conditions existing in the areas where such acts did occur also exist in our State. Eradicating these adverse conditions should receive our immediate and active attention. The safety of our students must be our primary concern. We submit that the conduct of our young people is not fairly reported by the media; mistakes and wrongful acts are quickly noted and reported; but good deeds and accomplishments are largely ignored by the media. Only a small percent of our young people are trouble makers, the overwhelming percentage are responsible and well behaved.


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Your Committee on Public Schools finds much to approve in our Public Schools. We encourage your continued interest and support. Fraternally submitted, ELVIS A. MOONEY ALBERT J. ELFRANK

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GRAHAM CLARK

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

The Insurance Committee, pursuant to Section 25.170 of the Constitution and By-laws of the Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, recommends renewal of all present insurance policies in force and effect for the Grand Lodge. The overall approximate cost for these policies is $62,007.00. This is an increase over last year of $2,255.00. Part of this premium is based on total membership of the Grand Lodge of MO for the year of 1999-2000, which now shows an increase. Thanks again to our agent/broker for another outstanding job this year in negotiating with the insurance company, on our behalf, to keep the premiums as low as they are. Fraternally submitted,

J.

STEVE DODSON,

Chairman

THOMAS G. HENNENHOEFER THOMAS D. WHITE

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE SPEAKER'S BUREAU To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

It has been eloquently stated that Freemasonry is kindness in the home; honesty in business; courtesy in society; fairness in work; empathy and concern for the unfortunate; resistance to the wicked; help for the weak; trust in the strong; forgiveness for the penitent; love for one another; and, above all, reverence and love for the Great Architect of the Universe. Freemasonry is many things, but, most of all, Freemasonry is a way of life. It has been the simple mission of your Grand Lodge Masonic Speakers Bureau to communicate and reaffirm these timeless Truths through the presentations that were researched and delivered to all Lodges that requested our programs. It is earnestly hoped that these presentations were instructive, informative and, hopefully, entertaining. During the course of this last Masonic year, the members of your Grand Lodge Masonic Speakers Bureau have personally delivered some 40-plus


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Masonic presentations and speeches to Blue Lodge, Royal Arch Chapters, Scottish Rite Clubs, and various other appendant bodies across the State of Missouri. Your Masonic Speakers Bureau was also able to take advantage of the modern technology via the Internet by making many of its presentations available to Brethren, Lodges, and Masonic bodies across the State. These presentations were placed on both the Grand Lodge of Missouri and Missouri Lodge of Research web sites, and any Brother desiring to do so could freely download them. It is estimated that more than 50 Lodges and Brethren from the Missouri jurisdiction have downloaded and used these presentations, as well as equal number of Brethren from jurisdictions across the country and around the world. Using this technology, your Masonic Speakers Bureau has been able to "reach out and touch" many more of our Brethren than if solely limited to traditional methods of distribution and communication. Even with these strides, the members of your Masonic Speakers Bureau do not feel that the Missouri Craft is taking full advantage of the capabilities and services offered by and through this Grand Lodge Committee - primarily, because most Brethren simply know too little about it. Our observations are that, over the last few years, your Masonic Speakers Bureau has not been actively or aggressively promoted through any formal program by the Grand Lodge, in the Area Meetings, Lodges of Instruction, or through any other vehicle that might better inform our Missouri Brethren of the resources available to them. We would earnestly encourage the future leadership of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, as well as the Master of each Blue Lodge, to actively seek out your Masonic Speakers Bureau as we, both individually and as a Craft, continue our life-long search for Masonic Light. In closing, we would like to share a short fable. Entitled, "Speak Now To Us of Masonry," it exemplifies the role of your Masonic Speakers Bureau: "And when the Labor of the day was ended and evening had come, they gathered on a highhill and having placed one of the Guild ofTylers to guard against the approach of cowans and eavesdroppers, they seated the Oldest Master in the Chair. Then, the others gathered at his feet saying, "tell us of our Great Free Order of Masons." And, he said, "What wilt thou?" and one said, "Now speak to us of the Lodge." He answered saying, "Verily, the Lodge is as a mother. She giveth us birth by bringing us from Darkness unto Light. She provideth us instruction mete to our youth and training in the art of character building and manhood. She feedeth our bodies with the milk of human kindness. She causeth our soul to know of the Fatherhood of God. She teacheth that each of us is a Brother. She loveth no one more than another but putteth each on the same level. None to her is a stranger. She is a sanctuary for the weary. A wholesome, Guiding Light. She demandeth little but giveth much. Verily, she is a mother." Then another said, "Speak to us of the Lesser Lights." And, he said, "Anciently the Sun was thought to rule the day, and at nighttime the Moon assumed this duty by governance of the time of


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darkness. To the Master of the Lodge is given the task of ruling and governing his Lodge, both day and night. Placed in a triangular position are the lesser lights. Viewed from any side, one taper always appears to be centrally placed. This one would guide our steps in the search for Truth, while those on either side would keep our steps straying too far either to the right or to the left. Regard well the Lights, my Brothers." Then, one said "What of Truth?" And, he answered, saying, "Lo, Truth is like unto a bright star which the seafaring man steers his course. It shines constantly, if he will but looketh for it yet he cannot grasp it nor can he examine it closely. It is nothing that he can take in the palm of his hand and say it is thus and so. Yet, he hath Faith that it will lead him safely to the end of his voyage. So is Truth like unto a guiding star that, iffollowed in faith, will never lead us to the right or to the left along the path of Righteousness. Truth is much to be desired by the earnest craftsman." Yet another said, "What is the choice among wealth, power and wisdom?" And, he answered saying, "Three wayfarers in ancient times in a far-away country rescued an all-knowing man from a dire situation. Being possessed of strange powers, he granted each one a desire as a reward. The first chose wealth, the second power, and the third Wisdom, unbelieving the powers of the stranger. In after years, the first became possessed of great wealth. He bought his position, his friends and his pleasures, and he was beholden to none. As time went on his wealth went from him, and his position, friends and pleasures deserted him leaving him worse off than before. The second man gained great power. He held control over the lives of many of his fellowmen, and yet in their hearts they hated him. In time, his power faded, but not the hatred, leaving him more destitute than before. The third gained great Wisdom. He understood life. He understood the birds of the air and the beasts of the field, and the whys and wherefores of all things. None could take his Wisdom from him for his was the Wisdom of the heart. Unto him was rendered much power, which he exercised wisely for the good of all. And, unto him came great wealth, which he shared with others, Verily, Wisdom is to be desired above all things." Others clamored to ask him more of the teaching of the Craft, but he stilled them saying, "Ponder upon what ye have heard and go thy ways in peace." It is in this spirit that the Brethren serving on your Grand Lodge Masonic Speakers Bureau provide programs of interest as each of us continues our neverending quest for the Wisdom, Strength and Beauty embodied within the Great Moral Lessons of our Beloved Ancient Craft.

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RWB JESS HOPPLE, SR. RWB PAUL

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ROBIAS

RWB LARRY C. REYNOLDS, RWB PHILLIP

Grand Orator, Co-Chairman

G. ELAM, Grand Orator, Co-Chairman

REPORT OF THE ST. LOUIS AND ST. LOUIS COUNTY MASONIC BOARD OF RELIEF To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

We have had an active twelve months since our last report. Interest among the area Brethren and their Lodges remains high; an average of 21 members attended each of our last four meetings. We were even fortunate enough to have the Grand Master in attendance at one of these meetings. We have overseen nine Masonic funeral ceremonies for transient Brethren. We have had two graveside services as well. For the second time, we have opened a grave for a Brother in a Masonic cemetery and covered the costs. Our list of Brethren proficient in funeral ceremonies has proved to be an important resource for all our Lodges in the 61st Masonic District. We have had numerous cases of relief presented, investigated and acted upon. Our Brethren have been diligent in their efforts, and we have many letters of thanks in our files. These cases involve both Masonic applicants and others outside the Fraternity who are found worthy. We have even handled two cases of immediate need referred to us by the Masonic Home. It seems that, even though with far less resources, we can act in a more expeditious manner. Our treasury contains approximately $42,650.00. Donations have slowed up, but we have enough to operate on for the foreseeable future. We have not yet had to go begging from the Brethren. We have elections scheduled for December. All current officers, with the exception of the Secretary, terms of office will expire at that time. Fraternally, THOMAS H. MCCRACKIN

III

President

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

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The Conference Of The Grand Masters Of Masons In North America (hereinafter, the Commission) in their Annual Report to the Conference as provided in 1992 and in 2000 and upon subsequent inquiry made to the Chairman of the Commission (Right Worshipful Brother Robert L. Dillard, Jr.). The first request for recognition was made by The Grand Lodge of Sinaloa. Sinaloa is one of 28 Mexican State Grand Lodges that were found to be regular and entitled to recognition in 1992 by the Commission. Inquiry was made of the Chairman of the Commission for current information and he confirmed that the Grand Lodge of Sinaloa continues to meet the standards of the Commission. It was reported that inquiries have been made to the Commission by the Grand Lodges of Texas, Pennsylvania and New Jersey concerning Sinaloa this year. The Grand Lodge of Sinaloa was organized on September 1, 1985. It was chartered by the Grand Lodge Del Pacifico (Sonora), which Grand Lodge has been previously granted recognition by Missouri. This Committee recommends that the Grand Lodge of Missouri recognize the Grand Lodge of Sinaloa and that the Grand Lodge of Missouri and the Grand Lodge of Sinaloa exchange Grand Representatives. The second request for recognition was received from the Grande Loge De France. The Commission found, and reported, in both 1992 and in 2000 that the Grande Loge De France does not meet the criteria for recognition and that only the Grand Loge Nationale Francaise, among the three French Grand Lodges, meets that criteria. (The Grande Loge Nationale Francaise has been granted recognition by the Grand Lodge of Missouri.) This Committee recommends that recognition not be granted to the Grand Loge De France until such time as the Commission finds that Grand Lodge to be regular and entitled to recognition. Fraternally submitted, DONALD JEFFREY

E. SCOTI, Chairman and PG.M. O. NATIONS, PG.M.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE SAMUEL SMITH STEWART TRUST To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

This committee was established in an attempt to bring a settlement, between the five remaining heirs of the trust and the Grand Lodge, all attempts prior to, July of 1999, were not successful. In July the committee was informed by our legal counsel, that he had received an indication, that a possible agreement could be reached. In July of 2000 legal counsel informed the Grand Master, who in turn, informed the committee, that agreement had been reached with all heirs and that the bank, who was the acting trustee, was ready to turn over to the Grand Lodge of Missouri, this trust. On June 30th the elected officers, of the Grand Lodge journeyed to St. Louis, to meet with the bank trustee and discuss the trust itself We were informed that the trustee,


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was now ready to turnover, to the Grand Lodge of Missouri, the proceeds of the trust. The amount of value was more than 14 million dollars, and that it must be used for charity and scholarships. The committee also was apprised as to the various forms of legal entities that could be formed to disperse the proceeds, (ie) foundation, corporation, or trust. At this time the committee and elected line officers are working hard to find the best way to proceed. It may well be, that the first dispercial of money will in the latter part of 2001, do to the necessary work required to form the trust. However all Master Masons, should rejoice at the prospect of Missouri masons shortly, being able to disperse to students and charities 1/2 to 3/4 of a million dollars each year. Fraternally submitted, FREDDIE ADAMS,

Chairman

Reports of Officers REPORT OF THE AUDITOR To the Grand Lodge A.F & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHR"~N:

We have audited the accompanying statement of financial position of the Grand Lodge, AF & AM of Missouri (a non-profit organization) as of October 14, 1999, and the related statements of activities and statements of cash flows for the year then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Organization's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on 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 and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statements presentation. We believe that our audit provides 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 the Grand Lodge, AF & AM of Missouri as of October 14, 1999, and the results of its operations and the changes in its financial position for the year then ended in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. CHARLES

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INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

We have audited the accompanying statement of financial position of the Grand Lodge, AF & AM of Missouri (a non-profit organization) as of October 14, 2000, and the related statements of activities and cash flows for the year then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Organization's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on 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 and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statements presentation. We believe that our audit provides 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 the Grand Lodge, AF & AM of Missouri as of October 14, 2000, and the results of its operations and the changes in its financial position for the year then ended in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. CHARLES

R. HARRISON


GRAND LODGE AF&AM OF MISSOURI STATEMDIT OF CASH FLOWS Year Ended October 14 1999

Unrestricted Net Income or Loss for Year Adjustments to reconCIle Increase in net assets to net cash provIded by operating activities Depreciation Increase in Accounts Receivable Increase in Inventory Increase in Accounts Payable Increase in Deferred Income

S

(1,054.42)

Permanently Restricted 41,727.85

Casb Transferred Between Funds

S

Consolidating Total (14.379.05)

16,128.00 (12,740.10) (15,099.50) 68,084.72 58.694.32

16,128.00 (12,740.10) (15,099.50) 68,084.72 58,694.32

Net Casb Provided By Operating Activities

Increase (Decrease) in Casb

(55,052.48)

Temporarily Restricted

60,014.96

(1,054.42)

41,727.85

60.705.56

(12.861.58)

(47,843.98)

120,720.52

(13,916.00)

(6,116.13)

100,688.39

843,689.49

302.898.75

951.314.24

2,097,902.48

964,410.01

288,982.75

945,198.11

2,198.590.87

100,688.39

Cash and Cash Equivalents and U. S. Govemmcot and Agency Bonds Beginnlnl of Year End olYear

See accompanying notes. Charles R. Harrison, CPA

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GRAND LODGE AF&AM OF MISSOURI STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION October 14 1999

Unrestricted

Temporarily Restricted

Permanently Restricted

Consolidatlog Total

~ CURRENT ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents U.S. Government and Agency Bonds at Fair Value AccounlS Receivable loveotory Total Current Assets

475,615.11

25,640.00

152,556.91

653,812.02

488,794.90 22,480.14 64.215.10 1.051.105.25

263,342.75

792,641.20

288.982.75

945.198.11

1,544,778.85 22,480.14 64.215.10 2,285.286.11

PREPAID ANNUITY COSTS

134,364.42

134,364.42

FIXED ASSETS - AT COST Land Building Equipment Total Less Accumulated Depreciation Net Book Value

24.939.05 273,646.00 99,617.65 398,202.70 232,309.00 165,893.70

24,939.05 273,646.00 99.617.65 398,202,70 232.309.00 165.893.70

1,351,363.37

288.982.75

945,198.11

2,585.544.23

IJABu,ITJES CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts Payable Total Current UablUties ANNUITY OBUGATIONS DEFERRED INCOME PUBUC RELATIONS EQUITY Membership Equity

72,172.73 72.172.73

72.172.73 72,172.73

134,364.42

134,364.42

58.694.32

58,694.32

1,086,131.90

288,982.75

945,198.11

2,320,312.76

1,351,363.37

288.982.75

945,198.11

2,585.544.23

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AF&Al\1 OFMISSOURJ STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES Year Ended October 14 1999 Unrestricted IU:VENUES Dues Interesl Masonic Home Reimbursement Other Income Sales of Rituals Video. Etc. Contnbutions Lodge Liability Insurance Realized and Unrealized Loss on U. S. Government and Agency Bonds Masonic Home per Capita Masonic Home Initiation Fee Geo. Washington Memorial Fee Masonic Scholarship Fund Total Revenues

353.469.31 24.310.60 52.675.52 36.542.38 20.000.00

Temporarily Restricted

15,417.29

Permanently Restricted

51.553.37

44.99125 50.533.75 ( 15,524.89) 122.360.00 28.280.00 11,296.00 11,362.75 710,830.31

(107.60)

(51.636.20)

44,908.42

Consolid ating Total 353,469.31 91.281.26 52.675.52 36.542.38 20.000.00 44.991.25 50,533.75 (67.161.09) 122,360.00 28,280.00 11.296.00 11.362.75 755,631.13

EXPENSES Masonic Home per Capita Masonic Home Initiation Fee Gee. Washington Memorial Fee Masonic Scholarship Fund MasolUc Education By Laws and Ritual Youth Group Associations Salaries Employee Benefits and Payroll Taxes Conference and Meetings Freemason Magazine and Publications Travel and Mileage - Per Diem Postage and Printing Loss on Sale of Printed Material Supplies Equipment Maintenance Public Relations Telephone and Utilities Accounting Occupancy Other Insurance Depreciation Total E:rpenses Net Income (Loss) Fund Balance Beginning of Year Cash Transfen to (From)

(55,052.48) 1,080,478.82 60,705.56

(1,054.42) 302,898.75 (12,861.58)

41,727.85 951,314.24 (47,843.98)

(14,379.05) 2,334,691.81

Fund Balance End of Year

1,086,131.90

288,982.75

945.198.11

2,320,312.76

122,360.00 28,280.00 11.296.00 11,362.75 5.395.17 233.48 3,000.00 142,813.99

122,360.00 28,280.00 11,296.00 11,362.75 5,395.17 233.48 3,000.00 142,813.99

34,206.70 83,117.11

34.206.70 83.117.11

63.146.83 65.882.46 22.162.86 21,000.00 14.336.84 15,491.38 12.111.76 4,590.87 3.500.00 20,250.28 2,088.88 63,127.43 16.128.00 765,882.79

63.146.83 65,882.46 22.162.86 21.000.00 14,336.84 15,491.38 12,111.76 4.590.87 3.500.00 20.250.28 6.216.27 63,127.43 16.128.00 770.010.18

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AF&AM OF MISSOURI NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS October 14. 1999 Financial Statement Presentation In 1996, the Organization elected to adopt Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 117, "Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organizations," early. Under SFAS No. 117, the Organization is required to report information regarding its fmancial position and activities according to three classes of net assets: unrestricted net assets, temporarily restricted net assets, and permanently restricted net assets. In addition, the Organization is required to present a statement of cash flows. As pennitted by this new statement, the Organization has discontinued its use of fund accounting and has, accordingly, reclassified its financial statements to present the three classes of net assets required.

Contributions The Organization also elected to adopt SFAS No. 116,"Accounting for Contributions Received and Contributions Made," in 1996. In accordance with SFAS No. 116, contributions received are recorded as unrestricted, temporarily restricted, or permanently restricted support depending on the existence or nature of any donor restrictions. Income Taxes The organization is a not-for-profit organization that is exempt from income taxes under Section 50I (c)( I0) of the Internal Revenue Code. Casb and Cash Equivalents For purposes of the statements of cash flows, the Organization considers all highly liquid investments available for current use with an initial maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. Accounting Considerations under SFAS No. 124 The Grand Lodge adopted SFAS No. 124 during 1997 which requires organizations to report investments in equity securities with readily detenninable fair values in the statement of fmancial position at fair value and realized and unrealized gains and losses in the statement of activities. Prepaid Annuity Cost Prepaid annuities applicable to Past Grand Officers.

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REPORT OF THE GRAND LECTURER To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

It is that time once again when I must submit to you my annual report regarding the status of the ritual in the State of Missouri. I had the pleasure of conducting fifty-five ritual schools this past year. These consisted of thirty-eight District Schools for Lodge Officers and seventeen schools for the District Deputy Grand Lecturers in order for us to keep the ritual consistent. As I traveled throughout the state, I observed that the ritual was very proficient in about 30% of the lodges of the state. In another 50%, I found the ritual to be adequate and in the remaining 20%, I felt that there was considerable help needed. I am concerned about the fact that when the "Chance to Advance" class legislation was adopted by the Grand Lodge, some of our brethren refused to support this legislation or participate in the degree work. I feel that we all should remember what we promised to do as Master Masons. That promise was to support, maintain, stand to and abide by decisions of the Grand Lodge. It is my opinion that the "Chance to Advance" classes were the saviour of Free Masonry in Missouri, for it has been noted that if the Grand Lodge had not adopted this procedure, our membership would continue to decline. It has been estimated that without these classes, within the next thirty years, we could have less than 10,000 members statewide. Statistics show these "Chance to Advance" classes have been very successful. In the Grand Lodge Year 1998-1999, we raised 2,727 new master masons, and in this the Grand Lodge Year 1999-2000, we could easily raise an additional 1,500 brethren to the subline degree of Master Mason. These figures are in addition to those brethren who chose to take the degrees in the traditional manner. With figures such as these, I find it hard for anyone to dispute their success. I do feel that after a brother has received his first degree, he should have his options explained to him. He may take the second and third degrees in the traditional manner and return a proficiency after each one or participate in a "Chance to Advance" class. I appreciate the support that the District Deputy Grand Masters have given me over the course of the passing year. As long as we have this type of cooperation, we will succeed in our endeavors. I wish to thank R. W. Brother Ronald D. Miller, Grand Secretary, for his counsel and guidance this past year as well as the Grand Lodge Office staff for their assistance. My thanks also to the District Deputy Grand Lecturers who have given much of their time and have traveled great distances to instruct the ritual in their various districts. Some of these brethren have asked to be replaced and, of course, those requests will be granted. To all of them I say, "Thanks for a job well done." The opportunity to have served M. W. Brother Wilfred George Soutiea Jr., our Grand Master has been a rewarding experience. I have always considered


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him a true friend and brother. To the Grand Lodge officers, my sincere appreciation for their continued support and confidence. The Grand Lodge owes them a debt of gratitude as they gave of their time and talent, each in his own way. May we give thanks to the Great Architect of the Universe for his watchful care over us and our fraternity. God Bless you all. Fraternally submitted, E. SPENCER Grand Lecturer

JAMES

REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER To the Grand Lodge A.F. & AM. ofMissouri: BRETHREN:

The Grand Treasurer oversees the investments of the Grand Lodge, which are held by the Investment Management Group of Commerce Bank in their Clayton, MO office. On June 30, 2000, they were as follows: SECURITIES - General Fund

Maturity U.S. Treasury Notes: 4-30-01 8-15-02 2-15-03 8-15-03 2-15-04 5-15-05 5-15-07 8-15-07 5-15-08

Interest Rate

6.25% 6.375 6.25 5.25 5.875 6.50 6.625 6.125 5.625

Par Value

Purchase Price

Market Value June 30, 2000

$ 25,000.00

$ 24,910.15

$ 24,953.25

60,000.00 50,000.00 100,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00

59,857.81 49,640.63 98,273.44 50,515.63 49,656.25 53,070.32 52,062.50 50,343.75

59,906.40 49,859.50 96,969.00 49,312.50 50,547.00 51,031.50 49,703.00 48,219.00

Federal National Mortgage Ass'n Debentures: 11-12-02

7.050

30,000.00

30,037.50

30,065.70

6.25 6.375

100,000.00 50,000.00

99,172.50 49,354.50

97,188.00 48,117.00

Federal Home Loan Bank: 8-13-04 8-15-06

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Financial Square Treasury Obligations, 6.25% Cash Total Investments - General Fund

2000

9,878.00 .40

9,878.00 .40

$676,773.38

$665,750.25

SECURITIES - Permanent Fund Market Value June 30, 2000

Interest Rate

Par Value

Purchase Price

6.25 % 6.375 6.25 6.125 5.625 5.50

$ 50,000.00 50,000.00 30,000.00 10,000.00 25,000.00 50,000.00

$ 49,820.31 49,578.13 29,868.75 10,412.50 25,171.88 48,218.75

$ 49,906.50 49,922.00 29,915.70 9,940.60 24,109.50 47,812.50

Corporate Bonds & Notes: Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Debenture: 1-15-02 7.125 25,000.00 25,050.50

24,960.75

G.E. Capital Corp. Note: 2-03-03 7.00

Maturity U. S. Treasury Notes: 4-30-01 8-15-02 2-15-03 8-15-07 5-15-08 5-15-09

25,000.00

24,969.25

24,898.50

25,000.00

24,573.75

24,687.00

Temporary Investments: 953.00 Financial Square Treasury Obligations - 6.25% Cash .02 Total Investments - Permanent Fund $288,616.84

953.00 .02 $287,106.07

Dupont Note: 10-15-04

6.75

SECURITIES - Endowment Fund

u. S. Treasury Notes: 4-30-01 5-15-05 8-15-07 5-15-08

6.250 6.50 6.125 5.625

Corporate Bonds & Notes: Merrill Lynch Note: 2-12-03 6.00

15,000.00 15,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00

14,946.09 14,896.88 10,412.50 10,068.75

14,971.95 15,164.10 9,940.60 9,643.80

25,000.00

24,883.00

24,176.50

4,378.00 25.39 $79,610.61

4,378.00 25.39 $78,300.34

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SECURITIES - Disaster & Relief Fund Interest Rate

Par Value

Purchase Price

6.125% 6.25 6.375 5.25 6.125 5.625 5.50

$ 50,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00

$ 49,726.56 49,859.38 49,601.56 49,718.75 41,650.00 50,343.75 48,218.75

$ 50,000.00 49,906.50 49,922.00 48,484.50 39,762.40 48,219.00 47,812.50

Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Debenture: 1-15-02 25,000.00 25,050.50 7.125

24,960.75

DuPont Note: 10-15-04

24,573.75

24,687.00

Temporary Investments: 20,387.00 Financial Square Treasury Obligations - 6.25% Cash 133.29 $409,263.29 Total Investments - Disaster & Relief Fund

20,387.00 133.29 $404,274.94

Maturity U. S. Treasury Notes: 9-30-00 4-30-01 8-15-02 8-15-03 8-15-07 5-15-08 5-15-09

Market Value June 30, 2000

Corporate Bond & Notes:

6.75

25,000.00

SECURITIES - Endowed Membership Fund

Maturity U. S. Treasury Notes: 4-30-01 8-15-02 2-15-03 8-15-03 5-15-07 8-15-07 5-15-08 5-15-09

Interest Rate

6.25% 6.375 6.25 5.25 6.625 6.125 5.625 5.50

Par Value

Purchase Price

$ 30,000.00 50,000.00 100,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 40,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00

$ 29,892.19

Market Value June 30, 2000

49,875.00 99,343.75 49,718.75 53,070.31 41,650.00 50,343.75 48,218.75

$ 29,943.90 49,922.00 99,719.00 48,484.50 51,031.50 39,762.40 48,219.00 47,812.50

Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Debenture: 1-15-02 7.125 25,000.00 25,050.50

24,960.75

DuPont Note: 10-15-04

24,687.00

Corporate Bond & Notes:

6.75

25,000.00

24,573.75


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Temporary Investments: 26,210.00 Financial Square Treasury Obligations - 6.25% 1.100.28 Cash $499,047.03 Total Investments - Disaster & Relief Fund

2000

26,210.00 1.100.28 $491,852.83

Respectively submitted,

W. M. LUNA Grand Treasurer REPORT OF THE MINUTES OF ANNUAL COMMUNICATION MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH 1999 To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

The Annual Communication of the Missouri Lodge of Research was held in the Holiday Inn Select, Columbia, Missouri at 4:15 PM, Monday, September 27, 1999. Right Worshipful Brother Zelwin B. Eaton, Worshipful Master ask Right Worshipful Brother Ronald E. Wood, Jr. to offer prayer. The Worshipful Master welcomed all the Brethren present and hoped for them a pleasant and enjoyable meeting. The minutes of September 28, 1998 were approved as printed in the Grand Lodge committee reports. The report of the Secretary/Treasurer read and approved. Right Worshipful Brother Ronald E. Wood, Jr. reported on the book Lodges of Northwest Missouri VOL XLVII. This book is to be mailed to the membership before the first of January 2000. Right Worshipful Brother Phillip G. Elam presented a drawing of a crest he proposed that the Missouri Lodge of Research adopt. Mter his explaining the crest and answered some questions about it, by vote of the members present it was voted to adopt the Crest as presented. It was moved by Most Worshipful Brother Dille and seconded by Most Worshipful Brother D. Robert Downey to pay the editor of the Missouri Lodge of Research $1000.00 per year for his work on the books as editor. Motion passed. A motion was made by Right Worshipful Brother Zelwin Eaton and seconded by Right Worshipful Brother Ronald E. Wood, Jr. to pay any bills and honorarium of the Secretary/Treasurer. Motion passed. Worshipful Master Zelwin B. Eaton ask all to stand for a moment of silent prayer for Most Worshipful Brother Lewis C. Wes Cook and all other Brothers who had been called to their reward this past year. Right Worshipful Brother Stanton T. Brown moved to donate $25.00 to the Grand Lodge endowment Fund, this was seconded by Right Worshipful Brother Larry C. Reynolds. Motion passed. The nominating committee made the following report which was accepted and passed.


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James M. Williams, W.M. D. Robert Downey, S.W. Donald E. Scott, J.W. Frank W Hazelrigg, Jr., Sec. Treas. Brent Mattox, S.D. Jack S. Clark, J.D. Jimmie D. Lee, S.D.

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Harold J. Richardson, J.S. Larry C. Reynolds, S. Mar. Elmer R. Revelle, J. Mar. Jon B. Broyles, Sr. Dir. of Cer. Phillip G. Elam, Jr. Dir. of Cer. Dale M. Bryon, Tiler Stanton T. Brown, Chaplain

The Worshipful Master elect announced the following installing Officers. Installing Master: Frank P. Wilfley, Jr.; Installing Marshall: Zelwin B. Eaton; Installing Chaplain: Stanton T. Brown. The Installing Master ask the Officers to be installed to assembly at the front of the room. After prayer and a short ceremony the Officers were declared installed in due form. The newly installed Master, James M. Williams, thanked the installing Officers and stated he would do his best to uphold the ideals of the Missouri Lodge of Research, and thanked the Brethren for electing him Master. The Worshipful Master made the following committee appointments for the year 1999-2000. TRUSTEES: Martin B. Toybes Gordon E. Hopkins William H. Chapman

Frank P. Wilfley, Jr. Robert D. Jenkins William R. Robins

ADVISORY COMMITIEE: Earl K. Dille Frank P. Wilfley, Jr. Richard L. Smith

Zelwin B. Eaton William R. Robins Gordon E. Hopkins

PUBLICATIONS COMMITIEE: James M. Williams Frank P. Wilfley, Jr. Phillip G. Elam D. Robert Downey

Donald E. Scott P. Vincent Kinkead Jack S. Clark J.C. Montgomery, Jr. Emeritus

AUDIT COMMITIEE: Sterling T. Campbell

Timothy P. Osburn

BY-LAWS COMMITTEE: William J. Hill D. Robert Downey

Zelwin B. Eaton Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr.

EDITOR: Ronald E. Wood, Jr. No further business the Lodge was closed in regular form with prayer by the Chaplain Stanton T. Brown. Fraternally submitted, FRANK W. HAzELRIGG, JR. Secretary-Treasurer


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Tuesday morning, September 28, 1999, 150 members and visitors attended the Missouri Lodge of Research breakfast. Prayer was offered by the Chaplain Stanton T. Brown. Right Worshipful Brother Phillip Elam presented a paper, prepared by Worshipful Brother Gerald W. Burnworth. Several of the Brethren made favorable comments on Right Worshipful Brother Burnworth's paper. On March 21, 2000, Most Worshipful Brother D. Robert D. Downey, Sr. Warden of the Missouri Lodge of Research, presented Right Worshipful Brother Gerald W. Burnworth with a Fellow Medal. A full account of this presentation will follow in this report. MID-YEAR MEETING The Mid-Year meeting of the Missouri Lodge of Research was held at the Capital Plaza Hotel, at 6:30 AM, May 19,2000. There were 75 members and visitors present. After prayer by worshipful Brother Ronald E. Wood, Jr. a hearty breakfast was enjoyed. The Worshipful Master introduced the head table, which were the heads of the York Rite bodies, and the officers of the M.L.H., also Most Worshipful Brother Wilfred G. Soutiea. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge AF & AM of Missouri, who offered remarks. The Worshipful Master introduced Right Worshipful Brother Stanton T. Brown, who gave an interesting talk on Masonry in the early development of the United States, which included the Boston Tea Party and the Morgan Affair. Everyone enjoyed his talk. Fraternally submitted, FRANK W. HAZELRIGG, JR. Secretary-Treasurer

SECRETARY'S REPORT 1999 - 2000 To the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brothers of the Missouri Lodge of Research. We inducted seventy-two (72) Brothers and two (2) Lodges into The Missouri Lodge of Research this year. Loss by death, twenty-one (21), resigned, seventy-seven (77). We had a net loss of one hundred (l00). This gives us a membership as of June 30, 2000 of 1262. I would hope that the Brethren of the Lodges in Missouri would make sure that their Lodges belong to the Missouri Lodge of Research, as they have a rare opportunity to have some books that give them a lot of history about the Lodges in Missouri. I would like to thank Worshipful Master James M. Williams, Wardens and Brethren for the consideration given me this year. Brethren, we have had a loss in membership for the last four years, please help us to show an increase in membership this next year. Fraternally submitted, W. HAZELRIGG, Secretary-Treasurer

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Missouri Lodge of Research - Annual Board of Publications Meeting 178th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri Sunday, September 26, 1999 Present: James Williams, Chair, Ronald Wood, Book Editor, D. Robert Downey, P. Vincent Kinkead, Donald Scott, Frank Wilfley, Jr., Jack Clark, Brent Maddox, Larry Reynolds, Phil Elam, Zel Easton, Master (Acting Secretary). The Chair, Brother James Williams, LOR Senior Warden, called the meeting to order and, as is our custom, with a prayer. He then called on Elam to comment on the web page book project. Elam indicated there were a number of factors to be considered in putting the current volume on the web page. These considerations include: The size of book, number of photos which must be limited to space needed to store graphics, procedure for updating individual lodge data, concern that putting book up on web could possibly reduce profits from sales, should we allow visitors to the web site to print out the book (from the web site) or not; and, if printed out, will it be the entire book or parts thereof. The consensus of the committee was to put up selected parts of the book on the web, considering it a pilot project. Regarding the web page FELLOWS project, Williams will provide Elam with a list of writings of individual Fellows for inclusion on the web page. Williams then called for discussion of future publishing projects. The Lost Lodges of Missouri book idea suggested by MWB Montgomery was considered. It will be necessary to identify a writer to do this work. It was noted that MWB Frank Arnold had a complete set of Proceedings which would be a possible resource. The chair indicated he would assign someone to check with Ron Miller regarding the current location of that set. RWB Gerald Burnworth is offering a book on Past Grand Masters of Missouri, which is approximately 250 pages long. This could possibly be a bonus book. Burnworth doesn't feel he can wait four years for the book to be put in the next opening in the schedule. A suggestion was made to consider reprinting Denslow's Grand Lodge Bulletins as a bonus book. Maddox suggested consideration of reprinting as a bonus book. The London Freemason, newspaper type publication originating in England near the beginning of the century. It is currently stored in the Grand Lodge office. MWB Kinkead noted that St. Louis had a Masonic magazine during the 1920's that might be considered as a bonus book reprint. MWB Scott suggested reprinting From Mouth To Ear as a bonus book. Wilfley recommended the Board continue to encourage and promote original manuscripts. Wood reported that the first of the four volume set is ready to go to the printer. He was able to save money on photos by sending them to WalMart to be copied. The Southwest section material is now coming in. So far, 18 lodges have not responded. Two brothers took slides of all the lodges in Missouri about 10 years ago. Wood can use some of their work. The second volume should be ready on schedule next fall. Wood is using Anchor Press for this book which gave us a savings of $4000.00 over the Bell Press bid. The book is 306 pages at this point and will be 400 pages when the photos are included. MWB Downey suggested the book be printed on acid free paper, if at all possible.


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It was noted that Anchor and Bell press are now furnishing professional proof readers. The Chair called for discussion on the Book Editor Guidelines. Eaton asked for comments or concerns on particular points in the Guidelines. Wood indicated he was comfortable with guidelines as revised. Wilfiey expressed a concern regarding point 4, the spelling and grammar checker process. At the conclusion of the discussion, the guidelines were accepted as presented. MWB Downey inquired ifit would be necessary to schedule a meeting of the Board prior to the next regular Grand Lodge Session. Consensus was it would not be necessary. The next regular meeting will be scheduled for the Sunday before the Monday of Grand Lodge in 2000, unless a special meeting is needed. MWB Downey volunteered to ask the Grand Master for a few minutes on Monday for Wood to speak to the Grand Lodge regarding the need for responses from the Lodges on the book project. No further business appearing, the meeting was closed. Respectfully submitted, ZEL EATON

Acting Secretary

Missouri Lodge of Research Names 9th Fellow Submitted by RWB Phil Elam, Junior Director of Ceremonies, Missouri Lodge of Research On the evening of 21 March 6000 Anno Lucis, the Missouri Lodge of Research convened at Algabil-Freedom Lodge in Mehlville to bestow its highest honor on one of its members that has labored long and diligently in the quarries of Freemasonry. By a secret ballot, Right Worshipful Brother Gerald W. Burnworth was elected a Fellow of the Missouri Lodge of Research. This historic occasion marks only the ninth time that this high honor has been given. Most Worship Brother D. Robert Downey, Senior Warden of the Missouri Lodge of Research, in a public ceremony that included Past Masters of the Lodge of Research, Past Grand Masters William H. Chapman, Fielding A. Poe, and P Vincent Kinkead, Officers of the Lodge of Research, Grand Lodge Officers, present and past District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers, and a Lodge Room full of Brethren and their wives, made the presentation to Rt. Wor. Bro. Burnworth. This was a momentous event for Most Wor. Bro. Downey as he had also awarded Rt. Wor. Bro. Jerry with the highest Grand Lodge of Missouri award, the Truman Medal, in 1992. Rt. Wor. Bro. Jerry is the only Freemason in Missouri Masonic history to have received the Truman Medal and to be named a Fellow of the Missouri Lodge of Research. Rt. Wor. Bro. Jerry's literary contributions to Freemasonry are far too numerous to list here. However, many of our Brethren will remember the series he wrote for the Missouri Freemason, "From The Secretary's Desk," in the late 1980s. Two excellent examples of his masonic historical research and literary expertise appeared in the Spring 2000 issue of the Missouri Freemason, "Anthony O'Sullivan" and "Name Of The Grand Lodge of Missouri." At the Missouri Lodge of Research breakfast held during the last annual communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, Bro. Jerry presented


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an original research paper entitled, "Brother Samuel Langhorne Clemens, A Missouri Freemason." The paper was so well received, and requests for copies so numerous, that the Missouri Lodge of Research set up a special page on its Internet web site in order that Brethren from around the world could download this important piece of Missouri masonic history. Bro. Jerry has also written a book entitled, "The First Fifty Grand Masters In The Twentieth Century," that has been presented to the Missouri Lodge of Research for future publication. Many of the Masonic articles authorized by Bro. Jerry have been republished by such Masonic organizations as the Southern California Lodge of Research, Grand Lodge of Idaho, Grand Lodge of Montana, the Grand Lodge of California, and, of course, the Missouri Freemason. Bro. Jerry has served as the "unofficial historian" for Missouri Freemasonry for many years, and has helped countless other authors with their research, including several Grand Masters. He has also been a tireless speaker on a multitude of Masonic topics. Worshipful Brother James M. Williams, Master of the Missouri Lodge of Research, who was unable to attend due to the distance, sent a congratulatory letter in which he stated: ''You have made singular contributions to Missouri's Masonic record that will aid in the preservation of our historical records for the guidance of our future Brethren. We owe you a gigantic debt." Most Worshipful Brother J.C. Montgomery, Jr., who currently resides in Georgia and also a Fellow of the Missouri Lodge of Research, sent a letter in which he stated: "I have been blessed by your Masonic career for over a generation. Much of your Masonic work has been self-effacing, and you have sought no reward save the joy of helping others. In the most special way, you have exemplified what the phrase means, 'who can best work and best agree'." Our Grand Master Most Worshipful Brother Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., also a member of Algabil-Freedom Lodge, was unable to attend due to the official duties of his office, but sent Rt. Wor. Bro. Jerry a letter in which he stated: ''You have my heartiest congratulations on a job well done - no, on a career of love still being accomplished, and may it long continue. Bro. Jerry is a Paster Master of Freedom Lodge (1964), and Past District Deputy Grand Master of the old 57th Masonic District (1967). He holds membership in several other Masonic organizations, and is a multiple Past Patron of Mehlville Chapter Eastern Star, a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and was a charter member of Keystone Chapter royal Arch. He joined the Missouri Lodge of Research in 1962. He has also served on several Grand Lodge committees, and was Chairman of the Committee on Chartered Lodges for many years. During his Masonic career, he also served as an Advisor to and continues to be an ardent supporter of DeMolay and Jobs Daughters. Bro. Jerry is also Secretary Emeritus of Algabil-Freedom Lodge, having faithfully served for 28 years as Lodge Secretary. RWB Burnworth is also a member of the Philalethes Society, Librarian for the Valley of St. Louis Scottish Rite, and Area Secretary for the prestigious London Lodge of Research, Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, the Southern California Lodge of Research, and several LORs. The other Fellows of the Missouri Lodge of Research include: 1955 - Most Worshipful Brother Ray V. Denslow (deceased) 1964 - Most Worshipful Brother William R. Denslow (deceased) 1968 - Right Worshipful Brother Alphonse Cerza (deceased) 1970 - Most Worshipful Brother Lewis C. Wes Cook (deceased)


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1996 - Most Worshipful Brother Bruce H. Hunt (deceased) 1996 - Wor. Brother Allen E. Roberts (deceased) 1997 - Most Worshipful Brother J.C. Montgomery, Jr. 1999 - Right Worshipful Brother Ronald E. Wood, Jr. To learn more about these outstanding Freemasons, and the Missouri Lodge of Research, please visit our web site at: www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/1190/ Congratulations, Right Worshipful Brother Gerald W. Burnworth, Fellow of the Missouri Lodge of Research. Well done, well done, thou good and faithful servant! STATISTICAL 1999 - 2000

Membership 6-30-99 New Members

Deaths Resigned Membership Total 6-30-99

LIFE

ACTIVE

CORR.

17

743

420

SUBS. 100

EXCH.

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8

1288

8

1362

1

1 18

803

432

-1

-13 -45

-9 -30

17

745

393

101

23 77

99

8

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MR. FRANK HAZELRIGG, Secretary Missouri Lodge of Research 505 Hwy Z Fulton, MO 65251

Dear Mr. Hazelrigg: This letter is to inform and confirm that there are in your Safety Deposit Box under the name of Missouri Lodge of Research AF & AM the following accounts: 1. First Bank A Savings Bank, Sav. Account #3828301140, balance on June 30,2000 of $6,120.25. 2. First Bank A Savings Bank, Certificate of Deposit #828660003203, balance on June 30, 2000 of$15,305.19. 3. First Bank A Savings Bank, Certificate of Deposit #808660002996 balance on June 30, 2000 of $42,706.96. 4. The Callaway Bank, Certificate of Deposit #18417 in the amount of $500.00 @5.44%, due April 5, 2001. 5. The Callaway Bank, Certificate of Deposit #24396 in the amount of $400.00 @4.51%, due October 20, 2000. 6. The Callaway Bank, Certificate of Deposit #41668 in the amount of $9,851.43 @5.94%, due May 4, 2001.


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The Callaway Bank, Certificate of Deposit #41669 in the amount of $9,851.43 @5.94%, due May 4, 2001.

There is also a Checking account at The Callaway Bank, #508-754, with a balance on June 30, 2000 of $8,504.15. Very truly yours, THE CALLAWAY BANK

MARy Lou PHILLIPS Vice President Missouri Lodge ofResearch c/o Frank Hazelrigg 505 Highway Z Fulton, MO 65251 To Whom It May Concern: The interest that was earned from July 01, 1999 through June 30, 2000 for certificate number 828660003203 was $305.19. This CD was opened 02-25-00, so it has actually been earning interest since that time. The interest earned for July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000 for certificate number 828660002996 was $1,791.69. This CD was opened on 08-02-99, so the earning period for it, too, was not quite from July 1, 1999. The interest earned for savings account number 3828301140 for the period from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000 was $303.71. If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact me at (573) 642-6801. Sincerely, JILL K. HELLING First Bank Teller Supervisor

DEPOSITS 7-1-99 - 6-30-2000 July 27, 1999 Aug. 31 Sept. 30 Oct. 25 Nov. 15 Dec. 20 Jan. 14,2000 Jan. 14 Feb. 1 Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Feb. 25

- Deposit # I - Deposit # II - Deposit # III - Deposit # IV - Deposit # V - Deposit # VI - Deposit # VII - Deposit # VIII - Deposit # IX - Deposit # X - Deposit # XI - Deposit # XII

440.50 217.26 4,885.00 480.30 109.50 309.00 2,054.50 1,790.50 1,710.00 3,369.19 1,776.50 1,704.50


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Deposit # XIII Deposit # XIV Deposit # XV Deposit # XVI Deposit # XVII Deposit # XVIII Deposit # XIX Interest on Now Ace.

2000 1,026.32 1,003.66 408.58 405.66 750.00 597.50 225.00 $ 223.55 $ 23,559.02

CHECKS ISSUED 1999-2000 July 1,1999 July 21 July 26 July 29 Aug. 13 Aug. 22 Sept. 3 Sept. 14 Sept. 17 Sept. 21 Sept. 27 Sept. 28 Oct. 8 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 19 Oct. 21 Nov. 9 Nov. 9 Nov. 15 Dec. 7 Dec. 20 Jan. 3,2000 Jan. 3 Jan. 5 Jan. 6 Jan. 6 Jan. 8 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 20 Jan. 25 Jan. 31 Feb. 2 Feb. 5

- 2294 Ronald E. Wood, Jr. (Postage) - 2295 Ronald E. Wood, Jr. (Postage) - 2296 Richard Prettyman (Tax Form) - 2297 Fulton Graphics (Print Tickets) - 2298 Fulton Graphics (Copies) - 2299 State Farm Ins. (Books at House) - 2300 Ronald E. Wood, Jr. (Postage) - 2301 Fulton Post Office (Stamps) - 2302 Addressing Mach Supply (Ribbon) - 2303 Fulton Graphics (Copies) - 2304 Ronald E. Wood, Jr. (Postage) - 2305 Holiday Inn Grand Lodge Exp. - 2306 Fulton Post Office (Postage Books) - 2307 Fulton Graphics (Copies) Debit Account (Return Ck.) - 2308 Fulton Post Office - 2309 Frank W. Hazelrigg (Honorarium) - 2310 Ronald E. Wood, Jr. (Postage) - 2311 Pantegraph Printing (List of Lodges) - 2312 Fulton Post Office (Mail Books) - 2313 Fulton Post Office (Stamps) - 2314 VOID - 2315 Ronald E. Wood, Jr. (Postage) - 2316 Stamps Fulfillment (2000 Stamps Envelopes) - 2317 Fulton Graphics (Copies - Book List) - 2318 Fulton Post Office (Stamps) - 2319 Type Rite Office Equipt. - 2320 Grand Lodge of MO Breakfast - 2321 Fulton Post Office - 2322 Fulton Post Office - 2323 Fulton Post Office (Foreign Postage - Books) - 2324 Wal-Mart (Type & Ribbon) - 2325 Fulton Post Office (Mail Case of Books) - 2326 Fulton Post Office (Return Books) - 2327 Fulton Post Office (Return Books) - 2328 Fulton Post Office (Mail Books)

13.20 48.57 80.00 34.69 6.87 100.00 41.64 26.97 21.15 3.74 12.74 150.58 3.38 5.23 18.00 15.02 1,200.00 11.90 7.00 2.48 33.00 37.59 725.20 37.35 59.65 54.00 1,557.15 46.60 2,071.63 98.33 23.19 14.57 9.48 11.73 4.51


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- 2329 Fulton Post Office (Mail & Ret. Books) - 2330 Ronald E. Wood, Jr. (Negatives for Book) - 2331 Type Rite Office Equipt. - 2332 VOID - 2333 Anchor Commun. (Lodges ofN.W. MO) - 2334 Mark Douglas (Engraving Fellow Metal) - 2335 Masonic Temple Ass'n. (Fulton) - 2336 Fulton Post Office (Return Books) - 2337 The Callaway Bank (Safety Deposit Box) - 2338 Wal-Mart (Office Supplies) - 2339 Fulton Graphics (Print Tickets) - 2340 Fulton Post Office (Mail Books) - 2341 Ronald E. Wood, Jr. (Lazer Cartage) - 2342 Fulton Graphics (Copies Book List) - 2343 Capitol Plaza Hotel (G. York Exp.) - 2344 Grand York Rite (Mid-Year Bkfs.) - 2345 Fulton Post Office (Stamps) - 2346 Fulton Post Office (P.O. Box Rent) - 2347 Ronald E. Wood, Jr. (Postage & Negatives) - 2348 Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr. (Phone & Supplies)

133 8.33 32.68 25.44 11,967.86 10.00 594.00 10.97 12.00 10.77 34.76 4.32 89.99 7.62 289.86 624.75 70.00 64.00 42.51 $ 38.60 $ 20,526.32

MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH RECAP SHEET 1999-2000 Richard Prettyman Tax Return Postage Printing Supplies Breakfast (Grand Lodge & Grand York) Expenses (Grand Lodge & Grand York) Lodges of Northwest MO Vol XLVII Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr. Honorarium Insurance on books stored in home ofF.W.H. Post Office Box Rent Callaway Bank Safety Deposit Box Rent Miscellaneous

80.00 2,699.12 87.07 1,074.93 2,181.90 440.44 12.561.86 1,200.00 100.00 64.00 12.00 $ 25.00 $ 20,526.32

SECRETARY / TREASURER COMBINED REPORT 1999 - 2000 BALANCE: Callaway Bank Checking Ace. 6-30-99 Deposits: 7-1-99 to 6-30-00 Balance and Deposits Disbursements: Cks. # 2294 thru 2348 Balance: Callaway Bank 6-30-2000

5,471.45 $23,559.02 29,030.47 $20,526.32 8,504.15


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OTHER ASSETS: Callaway Bank C.D. Callaway Bank C.D. Callaway Bank C.D. Callaway Bank C.D.

#18417 @ 5.44% # 24396 @ 4.510/(: # 41668 @ 5.940/(: # 41669 @ 5.940/(:

500.00 400.00 9,851.43 $ 9,851.43

Balance: 6-30-2000 FIRST BANK: C.D.#828660001175 Cashed this C.D. 8-2-99 Interest from 7-1-99 to 8-2-99 Transferred to Savings Account 8-2-99 purchased C.D. #828660002996 Interest from 8-2-99 to 6-30-00

20,602.86

55,655.63 259.64 -15,000.00 40,915.27 $ 1.791.69 42,706.96

2-25-00 Purchased C.D. #828660003203 Interest from 2-25-00 to 6-30-00

$

15,000.00 305.19 15,305.19

Savings Account #3828301140 Balance: 6-30-99 Transferred to Savings Purchased 2-25-00 C.D. #828660003203 Interest from 7-1-99 to 6-30-00

5,816.54 15,000.00 -15,000.00 $ 303.71 6,120.25 93,239.41

TOTAL ASSETS 6-30-2000 Interest Included in Deposits; Interest not included in Deposits.

241.85 3,541.09

Total Interest earned 7-1-99 to 6-30-00

3,782.94

REPORT OF THE AUDITING COMMITTEE The Masters, Wardens and Brethren of the Missouri Lodge of Research: Brethren: We have on this date examined the report of the Secretary-Treasurer of the Missouri Lodge of Research, for the period of July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000. We have found the report in good order, correct and complete. Fraternally submitted, STERLING

TIMOTHY

T. CAMPBELL P. OSBURN


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Bailey, Virgil L. Baine, Demond L. Bandera, Larry B. Beal, Albert G. (Life) Becker, Tom L. Beckett, W. W., Jr. Bench, Brian K. Bowman, Jeff P. Bozarth, Evertt A. Brown, Jack D. Brown, Kenneth K Buckley, James R. Budzinski, Felix Clark, Charles R. Claymore, Charles L., Sr. Cole, Alvin F. (Rein.) Conley, Daniel B. Coy, Timothy V. Crabtree, James C. Doncan, Pete Dyer, Gregory A. Ellis, Donald G. Gaddy, Jerry Lee Galemore, Ronald G. Geiger, Paul L., Sr. Graham, Travis A. Graf, Norman Griggs, Frank K, Jr. Hammond, Charles D. Harrison, Steven L. Hebbeler, Arthur F. III

Hoffington, Robert (Bob) Hinkley, David M. James. Duane Cornish John, Grant W. Johnson, Donald L. Kittle, James D. Lane, Richard N. Leeper, Roy V. Lewis, Richard S. Lumpkin, Paul R. Massey, Stanley K Mattson, Jerry L. McCormack, Gary A McCormack, Paul E. Means, Stephen G. Bendon, Patrick B. Rethemeyer, Gene A. Robinson, H. Dean Royal, James L. Salmon, Loyd LeRoy Smarr, John S., Jr. Steidel, George C. Stucken, Fred F. (Rein.) Thompson, Tod R. Waller, Lloyd F. Webster, Walter O. (Rein.) Weible, Richard L. Weems, Fred L. Weinsaft, Ronald C. Yancey, Barry L.

NEW MEMBERS - CORRESPONDING 1999 - 2000 Couch, John W. Harris, Ronald R. Johnson, Arris M. Lakat, Michael F. Leazer, Gary H. Lippincott, Timi

Millheiser, Peter J. Nelson, Jeffrey N. Nurn, Richard G. Rodriguez, Gary D. Switzer, Peter M. (Rein.) Wasserman, Charles C. NEW MEMBERS - SUBSCRIBING 1999 - 2000 Temple-Gate Lodge #2999 AF & AM

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DEATHS 1999 - 2000 ACTIVE Bura, Albin J. Cook, Lewis C. Wes Eiserman, A. Duane Krausch, Orville R. McFarland, Harold D. McFarland, Pat Miller, James H. Nolte, Joseph M. Jr. Phillips, Morris L. Putnam, Curt M. Robinson, George M. Schulzinger, Mark Stottlemyre, Jack J.

SUBSCRIBING Driscoll, Carl J. (Life) Baker, Gayle D. Clark, Francis E. Hinze, Harold S. Lehman, Olin E. Pierce, Paul R. Robbins, James W. Sh urtleff, T. George Snyder, Oley O. Tamsett, Frank S.

RESIGNED - ACTIVE 1999 - 2000 Barber, Samuel T. Barriner, Larry F. Blansdell, David K. Buckwick, Theodore Carpenter, Vernon D. Clark, Horace L. Couch, James R. Daniel, Charles R. Delaney, Edward M. Derendinger, Stephen C. Dinkmeyer, Bill Doyle, Curtis R. Ewalt, John A. Fields, Robert C. Fryer, Wayne B. Harris, Claud H. Hilburn, John W. Sr. Hill, Charles J. Hoffman, Lawrence T. Holmes, Richard A. Konold, Richard L. Lee, Michael B. Livingston, Orville L.

Luppens, Charles D. Jr. Mann, Jesse 1. Miner, J. D. McGuire, Thomas K. Jr. Metz, Herbert A. Moody, Ray H. Murphy, Thomas E. Neal, Fred H. Powell, Eugene R. Ray, Ral ph F. Ritchie, Peter H. Robertson, Lewis C. Schiller, Robert G. Spencer, Wilfred B. Terry, Carl H. Thompson, Richard L. Tomazi, Keith G. Vance, Lloyd R. Weikal, Robert D. West, Irvin W. Wexler, Frank S. Wilcher, .James M.

RESIGNED - CORRESPONDING 1999 - 2000 Chagoris, Thomas M. Davis, Harold

Lyon, Douglas L. McCall, George F. Jr.

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Newman, Ralph E. Peacher, William G. Peloso, Joseph A. Peterson, James W. Policy, Paul A. Polis, Michael Prell, Fred R. Ranzau, Ross O. Raymer, Derek A. Rocco, Ronald A. DIsh, John M. Wheatley, Milton R. Sr. Winchester, Walter H. SUBSCRIBING 1999 - 2000 Holland Lodge # 1 Nevada Lodge of Research #2

MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH OFFICERS 1999 - 2000 James M. Williams, W.M. R. Robert Downey, S.W. Donald E. Scott, J.W. Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr., Sec'y.trreas. Brent Mattox, S.D. Jack S. Clark, J.D. Jimmie D. Lee, S.S. Harold J. Richardson, J.S. Larry C. Reynolds, Sr., Sr. Marshall Elmer R. Revelle, Jr. Marshall Jon B. Broyles, Sr. Dir. of Cer. Phillip G. Elam, Jr. Dir. of Cer. Dale M. Bryan, Tiler Stanton T. Brown, Chaplain

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PREVENTION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE, INC KNOWN AS "MASONIC CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION" To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

It has been another good year for Missouri's children and youth thanks to the Masonic Children's Foundation and the continued support of Missouri Freemasons. Under the guidance of our Director, Andy Charlson, the program continues to be developed and reshaped to meet the ever growing needs of today's children.


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By the time this report is read, training events will have been held in the following locations this year: Kirksville Maryville Joplin Springfield Liberty Willow Springs Hannibal Other locations currently scheduled for this fall/winter are: Tecumseh, October St. Joseph, October Columbia, December St. Louis, December Enrollment continues to be a key issue. While those trained are very enthusiastic about the help they receive, we need to continue to find ways to provide this training for more persons who are a part of the schools our children attend. One way of doing this is for each Missouri Freemason to become an advocate for our program. I encourage you to speak to your school administration and school board. Tell them about the wonderful resource that is available and ask them to attend a training event near them. Our Director has sent mailings to each school's Professional Development Counselor. However, better communication is needed with the classroom teachers. Brother Charlson is currently making plans to send letters to those persons who have completed the training inviting them to recruit their peers to receive the training. One measure of the success of our program comes from the response back home by those who have been trained. Andy Charlson shared the following information: "One key point is that many of the personnel that we have trained have gone back to their respective schools and established their own "teams" to deal with substance and other abuse related issues." In these places, those who have been trained have become the trainers for their peers in their local setting. That is the design of the substance abuse program. We cannot be everywhere to intervene on behalf of children and youth at risk. However, because of the training these educators and other workers receive, they are able to multiply the effectiveness in those places where they have the most direct contact with children and youth. Another measure of success is that teachers are asking for more intensive training. Exploration is currently underway to see if this need can be met by holding a teacher's workshop next spring in a setting like Tan-Tar-A. There have been several requests for such a "get away" weekend meeting. The training continues to develop as needs surface. Through this program children are currently being helped to respond positively to physical, sexual, emotional, and substance abuse. In response to the growing problem of gang violence, a segment on this issue will be included in the curriculum. Our director outlines the following items of action for this coming year: continued focus on increased enrollment in the programs offered, identification


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of new rural sites for our program since many urban schools offer their own program, and the development of a pilot program of a "weekend" getaway event. The Masonic Children's Foundation continues to be strong. It is recognized within the state of Missouri and beyond as a very effective program for helping our children and youth as they face physical, sexual, emotional, and substance abuse. I take this opportunity to say "thank you" to each brother who has made this program possible and who continues to provide the necessary support it needs. Together we can make a difference in the lives of Missouri's children and youth. Fraternally submitted, E. REVELLE, Chairman M. NATIONS

ELMER JOHN

ROBERT BERGER BRUCE

R AUSTIN

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

The Board of Directors for the Grand Lodge year 1999-2000 met as required by the By-Laws. That Board considered the recommendations for the award of scholarships as presented by Right Worshipful Brother Jimmie D. Lee, who Chaired the Scholarship Selection Committee consisting of Jimmie D. Lee, Ronald D. Miller, Billy R Potter, Ronald R Bollinger, John Schwarz, and Carrie Morgan. That Committee met on April 10, 2000. Following is the action taken for renewals, and new recipients for the Masonic Scholarship and the Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship. MINUTES MASONIC SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE APRIL 10, 2000

MEMBERS PRESENT: Jimmie D. Lee Billy R Potter Ronald RBollinger John Schwarz Carrie Morgan Ronald D. Miller


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MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE 2000-20001 SCHOOL YEAR RENEWALS: Cassie Acklin-GPA 4.0 (Barnard) American Institute of Business Lee Ann Brand-GPA 3.95 (Glasgow) University of Missouri-Kansas City Sara Garber-GPA 4.0 (Sarcosie) University of Missouri-Kansas City Kristina D. Hill-GPA 3.271 (St. Louis) University of Missouri-Columbia Tamara Huremovic-No current transcript (St. Louis) University of St. Louis Jennifer Imnan-GPA 3.54 (Braggadocio) Williams Baptist College John Peter-GPA 3.53 (Liberty) Kansas State University Tina Sippely-GPA 3.43 (Louisiana) Truman State University Jessica Stout-GPA 3.25 (Kearney) Illinois Institute of Technology Sara Troy-GPA 3.54 (Kansas City) Central Missouri State Timothy Wolf-No current transcript (Centralia) Truman State University' Kendra Wood-GPA 3.789 (Ashland) Lincoln University NEW RECIPIENTS: Kristen Marie Hank-GPA 3.5 (Wellsville) Missouri Western State College Molly Miller-GPA 3.643 (Jefferson City) Northwest Missouri State University Thomas Michael Bach, JR.-GPA 3.5 (Cuba) University of Missouri-Columbia Jennifer L. Roesch-GPA 3.4 (St. Louis) Southeast Missouri State University Timothy R. Ramsey-GPA 2.71 (Savanna) Northwest Missouri State University Stacy N. Westray-GPA 3.404 (St. Louis) Southeast Missouri State University Brandi Sue Hollars-GPA 3.872 (St. Joseph) Truman State University ALTERNATES: Bahar Yasar-GPA 3.0 (Columbia) University of Missouri Columbia-First Alternate Scott Bradley Winton-GPA 3.5 (Branson) Southwest Missouri State University-Second Alternate

RUTH LUTES BACHMANN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE 2000-2001 SCHOOL YEAR RENEWALS: Jennifer Nitzband-GPA 3.728 FS 99 (Rolla) Missouri Southern State College Lynn Marie Otto-GPA 3.004 FS 98 (Richmond) University of Missouri Kansas City Chauncia Scott-GPA 2.79 FS 99 (St. Louis) Deaconess College of Nursing Hannah Marie Vollmer-GPA 3.34 FS 98 (Washington) Truman State University Kristie Werkmeister-GPA 4.0 FS 98 (Mehlville) Southeast Missouri State University Joy White-GPA 3.439 FS 99 (Crane) Southwest Baptist University EVALUATING: Marissa Cowen-GPA 2.68 FS 98 (Lexington) Central Missouri State University


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NEW RECIPIENTS Amy Jo Bishop-GPA 3.3 (Diamond) Missouri Southern State College Lisa Hoylman-Certificate of HS equivalence GED (Cabool) Texas County Technical Institute Amy Lynn Oakes-GPA 3.14 (Montgomery City) Moberly Area Community College ALTERNATES: Stacy N. Westray-GPA 3.404 (St. Louis) Southeast Missouri State Myles Young-GPA 3.405 (St. Peters) St. Charles Community College Fraternally, JIMMIE

D. LEE, President D. MILLER, Secretary

RONALD

REPORT OF THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMI'ITEE To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

The committee on Ways and Means met three times during the year, and we reviewed the audit report for the year ended October 14, 1999. Suggestions made by the auditor. We reviewed the financial statements during our fiscal year and established the budget for the next year ending October 14, 200l. For the year ended October 14, 1999, we reviewed the disbursements. The accounts that have been exceeded or expenses of the Grand Lodge session: Employee tax expenses, printing, postage, stationary. Loss on the sale of printing material, and health insurance. Approval for the excess expenditures was obtained as provided in the bylaws. A review of those expenditures show that they were proper, the committee prepared an accounting manual and revised chartered accounts as recommended by our auditor. This will provide more consistency and treatment of income and expense items and their analysis. The auditor also suggested that an organizational chart be prepared. This will be completed during the next year. Section 3.100 of the bylaws requires that before the close of each annual communication the ways and means committee, with the advice of the Deputy Grand Master, Grand Treasurer, and Grand Secretary, prepare a budget for the next budget year. The funds available are based upon the preceding year's revenue, and as of this date, the audit with final numbers is not available. Upon receipt of the audit report on December 15, 2000, the committee will meet and adjust the budget, if necessary. To summarize the budget for the period of October 15, 2000, for October 14, 2001, our anticipated revenue is $897,796. Anticipated expenditures will be $893,465.54. That will leave us a net in income of $4,330.


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Brethren, as you can see, our income is barely sufficient to cover our expenses. We must increase our income to remain a financially healthy organization. Consider that for next year. Respectfully submitted, PAUL

B. TOYBES, Chairman

JOHN SISSEL RONALD JONES RICHARD

W. ALLGOOD

LARRY R. Moss W. MARION LUNA

REPORT OF THE GRAND SECRETARY RONALD D. MILLER To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRJ<:THREN:

It has been our pleasure to work with Most Worshipful Brother Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. as he led our Craft during the past twelve months. His support and that of the Grand Lodge Officers is greatly appreciated. Again, it is with pleasure that I submit my report as Grand Secretary and the work of the Grand Lodge office staff to this One Hundred Seventy Ninth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. of the State of Missouri. We hope you have found the Grand Lodge Office friendly and efficient while attending to whatever assistance you have needed.

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES M.W. Grand Master Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., accepted the recommendations of the respective Grand Masters and Grand Lodges and appointed Grand Representatives of the Grand Lodge of Missouri near other Grand Lodges. The Certificates of Commission were prepared and mailed for presentation to: Grand Grand Grand Grand Grand

Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge

of Italy - Adriano Villata of Massachusetts - Alan Haig Jelalian of New Zealand - E. Bryan Scott of Sao Paulo (Brazil) - Ettore Antonio Pasqualetti of Sweden - UlfVon Feilitzen

M.W. Grand Master Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., honored Master Masons from Missouri Lodges with the recommendation that they be commissioned Grand Representatives of other Grand Lodges near the Grand Lodge of Missouri as follows: Grand Grand Grand Grand

Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge

of Alberta - Daniel R. Quesenberry of Arkansas - Bruce R. Austin of Acre (Brazil) - John W. Hess of Bahia (Brazil) - Thomas H. McCrackin, III


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Grand Lodge of Sao Paulo (Brazil) - J. Bert Thacker Grand Lodge of Sergipe (Brazil) - Joe W. Johnson Grand Lodge of Colorado - Randall J. Jones Grand Lodge of Gabon - William J. Bowser Grand Lodge of Iceland - Albert G. Tindall Grand Lodge of Idaho - Dennis L. Hammack Grand Lodge of Louisiana - Robert E. Hardester Grand Lodge of Minnesota - Howard V. "Jake" Jacobs Grand Lodge of New Hampshire - David H. Lewis Grand Lodge of Queensland - Matthew L. Quesenberry Grand Lodge of South Dakota - Robert Berger Grand Lodge of Uruguay - J. Steve Dodson Grand Lodge of Washington - James E. Snavely

CONSENTS AND PERMISSIONS M.W. Grand Master Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., granted consent and expressed permission on various propositions and requests pertaining to the activities and operations of Constituent Lodges of Missouri in accordance with the requirements of the Grand Lodge Law (Section 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 year's officers by a change in Lodge By-Laws: Richmond Lodge No. 57 - August 3, 2000 February 25, 2000 to Marion W. Dey, Worshipful Master of Centralia Lodge No. 59, granting consent for Centralia Lodge to host a Fraternal Visit of Parkwood Lodge No. 695 (Canadian Police Degree Team) from Oshawa, Canada on June 3, 2000. The Grand Master gives his consent pending the appropriate permission from the Grand Lodge of Canada. March 30, 2000 to Daniel Lee Strickland, Worshipful Master of Jefferson Lodge No. 43, granting permission for Jefferson Lodge No. 43 to sponsor a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction on April 13, 2000 at the Jefferson Masonic Temple. August 7, 2000 to Glen Clifton, Worshipful Master of Anderson Lodge No. 621, granting consent and permission for Anderson Lodge to host a Fraternal Visit of Pittsburg Lodge No. 187 from Pittsburg, Kansas on September 9, 2000, pending approval of the Grand Lodge of Kansas. M.W. Grand Master Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., granted permission for the following lodges to host a Chance-To-Advance Class. October 17, 1999 - Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 at Springfield, Missouri. October 23,1999 - Buckner Lodge No. 501, Buckner, Missouri. November 5, 1999 - Alpha Lodge No. 659, Kansas City, Missouri. January 15,2000 - Trenton Lodge No. 111, Trenton, Missouri. January 22, 2000 - Independence Lodge No. 76, Independence, Missouri. February 12,2000 - Kennett Lode No. 68, Kennett, Missouri. February 12,2000 - Grandin Lodge No. 579, Grandin, Missouri. February 19,2000 - Charleston Lodge No. 407, Charleston, Missouri. February 26, 2000 - Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642, at Webster Groves Temple, St. Louis.


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March 4, 2000 - Gate of the Temple No. 422, Springfield, Missouri. March 11,2000 - Rolla Lodge No. 213, Rolla, Missouri. March 18,2000 - Wayne Lodge No. 526, Piedmont, Missouri. March 25, 2000 - Twilight Lodge No. 114, Columbia, Missouri. March 25, 2000 - Harold O. Grauel Lodge No. 672, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. April 1,2000 - Moberly Lodge No. 344, Moberly, Missouri. April 8,2000 - Richmond Lodge No. 57, Richmond, Missouri. April 8, 2000 - Neosho Lodge No. 247, Neosho, Missouri. April 8, 2000 - Monticello Lodge No. 58 at Craft Lodge No. 287, Canton, Missouri. April 15, 2000 - Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614, Independence, Missouri April 22, 2000 - Farmington Lodge No. 132, Farmington, Missouri. May 6, 2000 - Jefferson Lodge No. 43, Jefferson City, Missouri. May 6, 2000 - Monett Lodge No. 126, Monett, Missouri. May 20, 2000 - Alpha Lodge No. 659, Kansas City, Missouri. June 17,2000 - Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 at Webster Groves Lodge No. 84, St. Louis, Missouri. June 17, 2000 - Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 at Scottish Rite, St. Joseph, Missouri. June 17,2000 - Corinthian Lodge No. 265 at Sedalia Lodge No. 236, Sedalia, Missouri. June 24, 2000 - Jewel Lodge No. 489, Pleasant Hill, Missouri. June 29, 2000 - Barnesville Lodge No. 353, Ellington, Missouri. July 22, 2000 - Twilight Lodge No. 114, Columbia, Missouri. August 19,2000 - Bethany Lodge No. 97, Bethany, Missouri August 26, 2000 - Independence Lodge No. 76, Independence, Missouri.

DISPENSATIONS September 29, 1999, to Davis C. Warburton, Worshipful Master of Tuscan Lodge No. 360, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Installation of Officers on Sunday, October 3, 1999 at 2:00 PM in the afternoon. September 29, 1999, to David H. Coburn, Worshipful Master ofIndependence Lodge No. 76, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 2:00 PM in the afternoon. October 5, 1999, to Neal O. Hubbard, Worshipful Master of Jefferson Lodge No. 43, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 2:00 PM in the afternoon. October 6, 1999, to Daniel Heiser, Worshipful Master of Buckner Lodge No. 501, for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 2:00 PM in the afternoon. October 8, 1999, to Robert Siegal, Worshipful Master of Branson Lodge No. 587, for conferring the Second Section of the Third Degree on Brother Lewis Edward Carroll. The Degrees are to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer of Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer.


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October 12, 1999, to Keith Howell, Worshipful Master of Lathrop Lodge No. 506, for conferring the Degrees of Masonry on Floyd Laurence Irons, on whose Petition their Officers and Member voted favorably. 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 Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. October 12, 1999, to Kenneth Wayne Tibbits, Worshipful Master of St. John's Lodge No. 28 for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, November 7,1999 at 2:00 PM in the afternoon. October 13, 1999, to Paul Smith, Worshipful Master of Olive Branch Lodge No. 576, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Installation of Officers on Sunday, September 19, 1999. November 4, 1999, to Nicholas L. Breedlove, Worshipful Master of Mt. Olive Lodge No. 439, for meeting in Stated and Special Communications at the Cave Springs Southwest Trail Riding Club Building until such time as Mt. Olive has finished refurbishing their building. This Dispensation is to be in effect and in force the date Mt. Olive Lodge will hold the first Stated Communication at the Cave Springs Southwest Trail Riding Club Building, which was previously dedicated for Masonic Use in 1981. November 5, 1999, to William Keith Boyer, Worshipful Master of Platte City Lodge No. 504, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Installation of Officers on Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 2:00 PM in the afternoon. December 17, 1999, to William R. Hammond, Worshipful Master of FayetteHoward Lodge No.4, for holding their December 21, 1999 Stated Communication at the Hall of Huntsville Lodge No. 30 at Huntsville, Missouri for a visit to a Sister Lodge and assist in the conferral of the Entered Apprentice Degree. December 23, 1999, to Rex A. Taylor, Worshipful Master of Richmond Lodge N. 57, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, January 9, 2000 at 2:00 PM in the afternoon. January 19,2000, to James N. Morgan, Sr., Worshipful Master of Huntsville Lodge No. 30, for holding their regular February 1, 2000 Stated Communication at the Hall of Fayette-Howard Lodge No.4 at Fayette, Missouri for a visit to a Sister Lodge. January 24, 2000, to Richard Segovia, Worshipful Master of Albert Pike Lodge No. 219, for conferring the Degrees to Masonry on Leon Wayne Lindsey, on whose Petition the Officers and Members voted favorably. The Degrees are to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the Brother and under direction of the Grand Lecturer or Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. February 1, 2000, to Floyd D. Loren, District Deputy Grand Master of the Third Masonic District, for conducting an appropriate Ceremony of Dedication of the Pollock Community Center Building located across the street from the lodge; at which site Pollock Lodge No. 349 will hold a Special Communication for Open Installation of Officers. February 1, 2000, to William J. Schnelle, Worshipful Master of Pollock Lodge No. 349, for holding a special Communication for the Masonic Occasion of Open


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Installation of Officers on Sunday, February 6, 2000 at 2:00 PM at the Pollock Community Center located across the street from Pollock Lodge, which place is to be dedicated for Masonic Use. February 3, 2000, to Ronald Reynolds, Worshipful Master of Florissant Lodge No. 668, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Entered Apprentice Degree at Ferguson-Berkeley Lodge No. 542 on February 17,2000. February 7, 2000, to Jay M. Kirschbaum, Worshipful Master of Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642, for holding a Special Communication on Saturday, February 26, 2000 at Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 at Webster Groves, Missouri for the purpose of opening lodge for the "Chance to Advance" event. February 11,2000, to H.C. Neese, Jr., Worshipful Master of Owensville Lodge No. 624, for holding their regular Stated Communication at the Hall of Belle Lodge No. 373 in Belle, Missouri on February 17,2000. February 14,2000, to Jeffrey Allen Parrotte, Worshipful Master of FergusonBerkeley Lodge No. 542, for conferring the Degrees of Masonry on Kevin Gunn, on whose Petition the Officers and Members voted favorably. 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 Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. February 25, 2000, to James R. Tinker, Worshipful Master of Wayne Lodge No. 526, for conferring the Degrees on Allan Sandus, on whose Petition the Officers and Members voted favorably. 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 Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. February 28, 2000, to H.C. Neese, Jr., Worshipful Master of Owensville Lodge No. 624, for holding their regular Stated Communication at the Hall of Belle Lodge No. 373 at Belle, Missouri on Thursday, March 2, 2000. March 16,2000, to Richard J. Nagel, Worshipful Master of Corinthian Lodge No. 265, for holding a Special Communication on Saturday, June 17, 2000 at Sedalia Lodge No. 236 at Sedalia, Missouri for the purpose of opening lodge for the "Chance to Advance" event. March 20, 2000, to James Warren Robinson, Worshipful Master of Tyro Lodge No. 12, for holding a Special Communication on April 8, 2000 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Celebrating the 175th Year as a continually chartered Masonic Lodge; to be held at the Caledonia Elementary School, which place has previously been dedicated for Masonic Use. March 20, 2000, to Charles Hill, Worshipful Master of Weston Lodge No. 53, for holding their regular Stated Communication on June 1, 2000 at the Masonic Home West at Kansas City, MO. March 23, 2000, to Harry W. Vogel, Worshipful Master of Saxton Lodge No. 508, for holding their regular Stated Communication on April 5, 2000 at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple in St. Joseph, Missouri. March 27, 2000, to James Gary Crabtree, Worshipful Master of Mt. Hope Lodge No. 476, for holding a Special Communication on May 13, 2000 at the Masonic Home Western Unit at Kansas City, Missouri for the purpose of doing some Degree Work. March 28, 2000, to Bobby L. Peterson, Worshipful Master of Richmond Lodge No. 385, for holding a Special Communication on May 20, 2000 at the Pulaski


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County Shrine Club for the purpose of doing Degree Work. April 3, 2000, to Timothy Von Coy, Worshipful Master of Monticello Lodge No. 58, for holding a Special Communication on Sunday, April 8, 2000 at Craft Lodge No. 287 in Canton, Missouri for the purpose of opening lodge for the "Chance to Advance" event. April 25, 2000, to Richard W. Smith, Worshipful Master of Hallsville Lodge No. 336, for holding a Special Communication on May 3, 2000 for the purpose of the conferral of the Entered Apprentice Degree at the Masonic Center in Columbia, Missouri. May 10, 2000, to Robert L. Harman, Worshipful Master of York Lodge No. 563, for holding a Special Communication at the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple on May 17, 2000 at 7:30 PM. May 9, 2000, to Larry L. Lentz, Worshipful Master of Brookfield Lodge No. 86, for holding a Special Communication on June 30, 2000 for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft at the outdoor site of Brother Bob O'Dell's farm, which place has been dedicated for Masonic Use. May 17, 2000, to Bruce Trammel, Worshipful Master of Branson Lodge No. 587, for conferring the Fellow Craft and Master Mason Degrees on Francis Gordon Batsch, on whose Petition the Officers and Members of Branson Lodge voted favorably. 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 Brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. May 22, 2000, to Raymond T. Kirgan, DDGM of District 18, for conducting an appropriate Ceremony of Dedication of the Higbee Lion's Club at Higbee, Missouri; at which site Higbee Lodge No. 527 will hold Stated and Special Communication until such time when they have purchased a new building. June 9, 2000, to Orvil L. Loge, Worshipful Master of Ava Lodge No. 26, for holding a Special Communication on Saturday, June 17,2000 for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft at the outdoor site of Brother Glen Cron's farm in Webster County, which place has been dedicated for Masonic Use. June 12, 2000, to Ronald B. Ruethain, Worshipful Master of Bonhomme Lodge No. 45, for holding a Special Communication on Saturday, June 17,2000 at Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 for the purpose of opening lodge for the "Chance to Advance" event. June 13, 2000, to Bert Donald O'Neal, Worshipful Master of Kansas City Lodge No. 220, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of conferring the Master Mason Degree on two proficient Fellow Crafts on Monday evening, June 26, 2000. June 15, 2000, to George T. Worthen, III, Worshipful Master of Zeredatha Lodge No. 189, for holding a Special Communication on Saturday, June 17, 2000 at the Scottish Rite in St. Joseph, Missouri for the purpose of opening lodge for the "Chance to Advance" event. June 27, 2000, to Glen Clifton, Worshipful Master of Anderson Lodge No. 621, for holding a Special Communication on Saturday, September 9, 2000 for the purpose of conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft at the outdoor site of Spout Springs, Southwest City, Missouri, which place was dedicated for Masonic Use.


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July 27, 2000, to Michael E. Day, Worshipful Master of Laclede Lodge No. 83, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, September 10, 2000. July 31, 2000, to Ronald Reynolds, Worshipful Master of Florissant Lodge No. 668, for holding a Special Communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Installation of Officers on Sunday, August 27, 2000. August 10, 2000, to Henry M. DeWoskin, Worshipful Master of Cosmos Lodge No. 282, for holding their State Communications a Webster Groves Masonic Temple at Webster Grove, Missouri from September, 2000 until such time as the matter of the meeting location is settled. September 1,2000, to Bruce Trammell, Worshipful Master of Branson Lodge No. 587, for conferring the Fellow Craft and Master Mason Degrees on Lewis Edward Carroll, on whose Petition the Officers and Members voted favorably. The Degrees are to be conferred in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate and under the personal direct of the Grand Lecturer.

AREA MEETINGS Area Meetings for lodge secretaries were held in ten different locations in the state. These meetings were developed to accomplish a number of goals. It is our desire to develop these meetings to aid the lodge secretary in his duties and to open lines of communication. They also have the opportunity to pick up the Annual Report Forms, lodge rosters, share ideas and exchange information. These meetings were held at the following locations:

SITES Independence Lodge No. 76, Independence Grand Lodge Office, Columbia Rose Hill Lodge No. 550, Creve Coeur Pendleton Lodge No. 551, Doe Run Bloomfield Lodge No. 153, Bloomfield Rolla Lodge No. 213, Rolla Masonic York Rite Temple, Springfield St. John's Lodge No. 28, Hannibal Kirksville Masonic Temple, Kirksville Scottish Rite Temple, St. Joseph

DATE June 07, 2000 June 10, 2000 June 12, 2000 June 13, 2000 June 14,2000 June 20, 2000 June 21, 2000 June 27, 2000 June 28, 2000 June 30, 2000

We encourage each lodge secretary to attend one of the Area Meetings in June 2001.

FIFTY YEAR RECIPIENTS 70 Year Award Mokane

Lodge No. 612

Raymond

F.

Swain

75 Year Award Grand River Ashland

Lodge No. 276 Lodge No. 156

Paul Legrand

Frank Rippeto

Pippitt

60 Year Award Mendon Twilight

Lodge No. 628 Lodge No. 114

Carl .Joseph

T. Arthur

Hott Owen


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50 Year Award Acacia Acacia Adair Adair Adair Adair Adair Adair Adair Adair Adelphi Advance Advance Agency Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Algabil-Freedom Allensville Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha Alton Ancient Craft Ancient Landmark Anderson Anderson Appleton City Archie Archie Arlington Arrow Rock Arrow Rock Ash Grove Ashland Ashland Ava Ava

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Raymond William James H. Garnet B. Thomas Bennie Max Emerson G. Raymond Raymond Harry Russell Frank Jack Roger Ben Oscar Melvin Norman Harold Lewis Jewell Louis Vernon Loyde Harry David Edward John Fines Gerald Wendell Walter Donald James Patrick Raymond Lester Robert Harold Wallace John James Kenneth Robert Kirby Larry Ernest Orval Howard Ruskin

Edward Andrew W. Gordon L. B. H.

G. Elliott C. C. Woodson Michael Frederick Charles Morris Allen E. H. G. J. J. S. E.

Oliver Glenn J. V. R.

Dale D. J. H. Oscar Earl W. L. F. V. Upton E. H. Robert

Max C. W.

H. C.

149 Lee English Welch Collett Downing Slaughter Tucker Walker Flowers, Jr. Shannon Foster Mehaffey Mehaffey Chadwick Sproull Mirkay Fiedler Gerhart, Jr. Smith Wenk,Jr. Wiethop Skaggs Hauck Turner, Jr. Campbell Kassing Clark Standley, Jr. Balthaser Hall Dauck Gregg Morrow Wilson Lowry Mawditt Sarver Younger Cotton Keefhaver Hudnell Bird Graham White Osborn Mc Donnell Carter Franklin Hogge King Langdon Lenger Pettit Norman


150 Barbee Barnett Bayou Beacon Beacon Beacon Beacon Beacon Beacon Beacon Beacon Beacon Belgrade Belgrade Belle Belle Belle Belle Belton Belton Belton Belton Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Bernie Bernie Bethany Bethany Bethany Bethany Blackwell Bloomfield Blue Springs Bolivar Bonhomme Bonhomme Bonhomme Bonhomme Bonhomme Branson Branson Branson Branson Branson Breckenridge Breckenridge Breckenridge Brentwood Bridgeton Bridgeton

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Robert Robert Ralph Omar James Gilbert Emanuel William Bradley George Lester George Luther William R. Clarence Eldo Durward George James William Harold Donald G. Arthur Jacob Harold Albert Arthur George Durward Earl John Gordon J. James Gorty Albert Everett John Randall J. Harry Lowell Carl John Albert â&#x20AC;˘James Herschel Wells Charles Raymond Charles Herbert George

Leroy Graham C. Edward E. Ray A. Dan F. F. P. A. E. O. Warden M. Barker Karl Carrol Eugene A. Daniel D. 1...

D. 1... Eugene

D. Edwin Lowell H. George A. P. Harvey Ancil D. Glenn Herman D. .Joseph N. 1... .J. 1... R.

2000 Baker Courtright Dobbs Henne, Jr. Kinworthy Stevens, Jr. Sutter Metcalf Young Meier Krieg Siegelman Thorpe Vineyard Fann Shockley Jones Austin Lane Sears Huffman Earhart Roberts Woolf Blatt Lite Appel Goodman Blatt Abernathy, Jr. Austin King Klindt Gray Zerbe Muzzey Aslin Gettings Griffin Rodgers Colvin Colvin Eschenbrenner Adams Waterhouse Hill Moon Gambill Briesacher Bothwell Greenwood Bisel Peat Nichols Albin, .Jr.


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Bridgeton Bridgeton Bridgeton Bridgeton Bridgeton Bridgeton Bridgeton Brookfield Brotherhood Brotherhood Brotherhood Brotherhood Brotherhood Brotherhood Brotherhood Buckner Cairo Cairo California California Callao Cambridge Cambridge Cambridge Camden Point Camden Point Camden Point Canopy Carterville Caruthersville Caruthersville Caruthersville Caruthersville Caruthersville Caruthersville Caruthersville Cass Cecile Daylight Censer Censer Censer Cental Crossing Central Crossing Central Crossing Centralia Chaffee Chaffee Chaffee Charity Charity Charity Charity Charity Charity Charity

Lodge No. 80 Lodge No. 80 Lodge No. 80 Lodge No. 80 Lodge No. 80 Lodge No. 80 Lodge No. 80 Lodge No. 86 Lodge No. 269 Lodge No. 269 Lodge No. 269 Lodge No. 269 Lodge No. 269 Lodge No. 269 Lodge No. 269 Lodge No. 501 Lodge No. 486 Lodge No. 486 Lodge No. 183 Lodge No. 183 Lodge No. 38 Lodge No. 63 Lodge No. 63 Lodge No. 63 Lodge No. 169 Lodge No. 169 Lodge No. 169 Lodge No. 284 Lodge No. 401 Lodge No. 461 Lodge No. 461 Lodge No. 461 Lodge No. 461 Lodge No. 461 Lodge No. 461 Lodge No. 461 Lodge No. 147 Lodge No. 305 Lodge No. 172 Lodge No. 172 Lodge No. 172 Lodge No. 674 Lodge No. 674 Lodge No. 674 Lodge No. 59 Lodge No. 615 Lodge No. 615 Lodge No. 615 Lodge No. 331 Lodge No. 331 Lodge No. 331 Lodge No. 331 Lodge No. 331 Lodge No. 331 Lodge No. 331

Joseph H. Robert Russell George Robert George Eugene Edwin Harry Perry Frank Walter Charles Robert Oliver Leroy Archie Haldine Harold Leland James Walter Billy Clarence Walter Bernard George Willie Joe Sanford Earl Carl Oscar Cecil Elzie Gerald Roscoe James Franklin Albert Oscar Travis Elmer Edgar Jack Paul James Frank Carlos James Dean Williams Robert Marvin

G. Keith F. E. P. W. R. Clayton A.

C. F. L. F. T. J. H. W. H. M. J. Howard H. J. Q.

L. B. O. M.

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H. J. Alexander H. Lee W. F. Daniel Albert Raphiel T. H. R. S. M. L. F. S. R.

151 Wilson White Rosenblatt Cato Newell Pittman Goode Swank Olson Dunham Atkison Seippel Thomas Woolard Anderson Bergschneider Robuck Devenport Shelley Steiner Burk Thompson Haines, Jr. Officer Aufranc Thompson, Jr. Thomas McCormick Hodges Coppage Bolin Cummings Webb,Jr. Turnage Dunavant Musgrove Roberts Norton Wilson Foreman Long Burkhalter Wyatt Walrath Davenport Burnett Lynch Stratton Simerly Jameson Williams Harsh Mitchell Keller Nelson


152 Charity Charleston Charleston Charleston Clarkton Clay Clay Clay Clayton Clayton Clayton Clifton Clinton Clinton Clinton Clintonville Clintonville Compass Compass Compass Compass Compass Compass Continental Continental Continental Continental Continental Continental Cooper Cooper Cooper Corinthian Cosby Cosby Cosby Cosby Cosby Cosby Cosby Cosmos Cosmos Cosmos Cosmos Country Club Country Club Country Club Country Club Craft Craftsmen Craftsmen Craftsmen Craftsmen Craftsmen Craftsmen

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Lodge No. 331 Lodge No. 407 Lodge No. 407 Lodge No. 407 Lodge No. 645 Lodge No. 207 Lodge No. 207 Lodge No. 207 Lodge No. 601 Lodge No. 601 Lodge No. 601 Lodge No. 548 Lodge No. 548 Lodge No. 548 Lodge No. 548 Lodge No. 482 Lodge No. 482 Lodge No. 120 Lodge No. 120 Lodge No. 120 Lodge No. 120 Lodge No. 120 Lodge No. 120 Lodge No. 37 Lodge No. 37 Lodge No. 37 Lodge No. 37 Lodge No. 37 Lodge No. 37 Lodge No. 36 Lodge No. 36 Lodge No. 36 Lodge No. 265 Lodge No. 600 Lodge No. 600 Lodge No. 600 Lodge No. 600 Lodge No. 600 Lodge No. 600 Lodge No. 600 Lodge No. 282 Lodge No. 282 Lodge No. 282 Lodge No. 282 Lodge No. 656 Lodge No. 656 Lodge No. 656 Lodge No. 656 Lodge No. 656 Lodge No. 717 Lodge No. 717 Lodge No. 717 Lodge No. 717 Lodge No. 717 Lodge No. 717

Robert Forrest Richard Sam David Will Lincoln Frank Walter Earsel Curtis Ralph Kenneth Oliver Clarence Loyd Vernon Warren Loren James Willie Lucian Willie Roy Charles Dale George Leslie Marion Robert James Hillard Galen Henry Elmer Earl Louis Loren Donald Charles Charles Nathan Merle Jesse Jack Robert John George Dale Emil Orville Willard Norman Oswald George

E. J. L. E. P.

s. J. G. W. H. F. E. L. W. L. W. G. D. R. Frank G. Frank L. L. E. Eldon W. D. Edward Kennie Fred E. J. E. E. G. J. M. N. L. S. S. M. U. U.

H. D. L. P. K. W. A.

2000 Hanke Nichols Sutherland Story Parks Mc Ginness Dana Meyer Herbert, Jr. Pollard Helm Cox Geer Walker Dickgrafe Grayson Hutton Plumb Noland Granger King Kaiser King McBride Brockman Boyer Freeman Everett Waller Long Farrell Selck, Jr. Grainger Schneider Schneider Bodenhausen Simpson Sommer Hegeman Daily, III Bianco Movitz Silverstein Berns Fate Whyte Bott Strosnider Gamet Wildermuth Windle Zehner Juhlin Zesch Zinselmeier


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Craftsmen Craftsmen Craftsmen Craftsmen Craftsmen Craftsmen Crescent Hill Crescent Hill Crestwood-Anchor Crestwood-Anchror Cuba Cuba Cuba Cuba Cuba Cuba Decatur Defiance Defiance Dexter East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate East Gate Easter Edina Edina Elvins-Ionic Elvins-Ionic Elvins-Ionic Elvins-Ionic Eminence Excelsior Excelsior Excelsior Excelsior Excelsior

Lodge No. 717 Lodge No. 717 Lodge No. 717 Lodge No. 717 Lodge No. 717 Lodge No. 717 Lodge No. 368 Lodge No. 368 Lodge No. 443 Lodge No. 443 Lodge No. 312 Lodge No. 312 Lodge No. 312 Lodge No. 312 Lodge No. 312 Lodge No. 312 Lodge No. 400 Lodge No. 88 Lodge No. 88 Lodge No. 532 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 630 Lodge No. 575 Lodge No. 291 Lodge No. 291 Lodge No. 154 Lodge No. 154 Lodge No. 154 Lodge No. 154 Lodge No. 154 Lodge No. 441 Lodge No. 441 Lodge No. 441 Lodge No. 441 Lodge No. 441

Frederick John John alan Arthur Jack Bruce Tracy William Willard Leonard George William William Carl James Leonard Kenneth Dale Conrad Arthur George John Robert Connelly Kenneth Samuel Lloyd Calvin Martin James Thomas Lester Gilbert Calvin Jack Paul Lawrence Glenwood George Henry Thomas Clyde Stanley Arnold Ira Eugene Clifford Fillman George Robert Roy Delos Gene Clemon

G. George F. R. Thomas W. Franklin Gilbert J.

William W. H. J. J. Edward R.

L. W. W. L. T. J. M. E. C. 1. L.

R. Scott H.

C. E. H. L. A. E. E. Walker F. Lovelace Ray H. L. Lester C. C.

153 Avey Burk Williamson Merkel Erhardt Ryan Buhr Rugg Spargo Franklin Licklider McCann Alexander Cox Foster Cunningham Goodman Hoover Hennegin Alleman Mullins Carter Colley Mosiman Bronson Sweeney Watts Hader Stephens Spitcaufsky Kaut Davis Adams Ploeger Wilson McInteer Stringer Christenson O'dell Hopwood Newkirk Jones Whitworth Fetters Hunziker Liles Asbridge Mahurin Weiss Heck Hartle Barks Sebaugh Cracraft Crain


154 Fairfax Fairfax Fairfax Fairfax Farmington Farmington Farmington Fayette-Howard Fayette-Howard Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fellowship Fenton Ferguson-Berkeley Ferguson-Berkeley Ferguson-Berkeley Fidelity Florissant Florissant Florissant Foster Four Mile Four Mile Friend Friend Friend Friendship Friendship Fulton Galena Galena Gallatin Gallatin Gardenville-Cache Gardenville-Cache Gardenville-Cache Gardenville-Cache Gardenville-Cache Gardenville-Cache Gardenville-Cache Gardenville-Cache

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Lodge No. 483 Lodge No. 483 Lodge No. 483 Lodge No. 483 Lodge No. 132 Lodge No. 132 Lodge No. 132 Lodge No.4 Lodge No.4 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 345 Lodge No. 281 Lodge No. 542 Lodge No. 542 Lodge No. 542 Lodge No. 339 Lodge No. 668 Lodge No. 668 Lodge No. 668 Lodge No. 554 Lodge No. 212 Lodge No. 212 Lodge No. 352 Lodge No. 352 Lodge No. 352 Lodge No. 89 Lodge No. 89 Lodge No. 48 Lodge No. 515 Lodge No. 515 Lodge No. 106 Lodge No. 106 Lodge No. 455 Lodge No. 455 Lodge No. 455 Lodge No. 455 Lodge No. 455 Lodge No. 455 Lodge No. 455 Lodge No. 455

Dale Eugene James D. Eugene Perry Charles Charles Vernon Eugene Richard George Paul Charles Donald Dewey Jack William Anthony George Jack Harold John Phillip Joe George Albert Jack Dell James Warren Ralph Roy Frank Hadd Vedis Virgil William Raymond Shelly Clinton Harry Frank Clyde Edwin Gordon Patterson James Leo Floyd Milton Harry Kenneth Jewel William

L.

S. Eugene M. H. M. E. L. Milton F. Mc Clain E. W. V. E. S. W. R. W. R. B. J. Allen Mc Clellan R. L. Hackney M. L. A. W. C. J. Leon J. A.

E. Page Claude W. L. Mason J. S. W. L. L. G. L. S.

2000 Seymour, Jr. Smith Smith Thomson Cole Morris Raglin Whitten, Jr. Booker Orton Salzer Stratton Jensen Bandy Cochran Ray Moore Woodland Brewer Collins Wilson Carlisle Kirkley Campbell Bennett Stratton Kennenn Holland Immell Cobb Webster Woelbling Woelbling Hoxie Botkins Thompson Powell Carder McDaniel Sellers Hutchinson Roberts Hazelrigg, Jr. Robinson Dean Brown Tolen Chavis Kremer Johnston Cummings Lukens, Jr. Stahl Heugel Levinson


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Gardenville-Cache Gardenville-Cache Gardenville-Cache Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple Gate of the Temple George Washington George Washington George Washington George Washington George Washington Glenwood Grain Valley Grain Valley Grain Valley Grain Valley Granby Grandin Grandview Grandview Grandview Grandview Grandview Grandview Grandview Granite Granite Granite Granite Grant City Grant City Grant City Greenville Greenville Hale City Hale City Hale City Hamilton Hamilton Hamilton Hannibal Harold O. Grauel Harold O. Grauel

Lodge No. 455 Lodge No. 455 Lodge No. 455 Lodge No. 422 Lodge No. 422 Lodge No. 422 Lodge No. 422 Lodge No. 422 Lodge No. 422 Lodge No. 422 Lodge No. 422 Lodge No. 422 Lodge No. 422 Lodge No. 422 Lodge No. 422 Lodge No. 422 Lodge No. 422 Lodge No. 422 Lodge No.9 Lodge No.9 Lodge No.9 Lodge No.9 Lodge No.9 Lodge No. 427 Lodge No. 644 Lodge No. 644 Lodge No. 644 Lodge No. 644 Lodge No. 514 Lodge No. 579 Lodge No. 618 Lodge No. 618 Lodge No. 618 Lodge No. 618 Lodge No. 618 Lodge No. 618 Lodge No. 618 Lodge No. 272 Lodge No. 272 Lodge No. 272 Lodge No. 272 Lodge No. 66 Lodge No. 66 Lodge No. 66 Lodge No. 107 Lodge No. 107 Lodge No. 216 Lodge No. 216 Lodge No. 216 Lodge No. 224 Lodge No. 224 Lodge No. 224 Lodge No. 188 Lodge No. 672 Lodge No. 672

Bertrand Barger Marshall Clyde Otis Earl Carl William Clary John Edward Arthur Ted Richard Eugene Leonard Arnold Reuben Ralph Robert Robert Charles Paul James Noel William Hal James Daniel Truman Carl William Albert Howard Clarence James William Charles James Jack Howard Kenton James Paul Virgil Claude Wilbur Elton Elmer Hollis Robert John John Louis Clay

L. W. Ronald Eugene Edison R. B.

L. Wesley B. Keith Raymon Lee Elbert Lee Wayne E. William Ware Adam Edward Ernst D. F. D. T. W. J. D. E. B.

W. D. B.

E. G. Norman D. D. E. E. Pren M. L. Emery D. C.

Bowers Henry E. H. I. Ewing

155 Dix, Jr. Jaycox Charpentier Cowden Potter Reed Warren Wood O'Neal Frankenfield Brentlinger Kelly Andrus Keffer Gilbreath Cowden Mallonee Richards Allersmeyer Fritz Hoffman Geisel Schlinkmann Houston Wilkinson Richard Houston Faulkenberry Hawkins Hood Corriston Vaught, Jr. Chumley Mathis Ingersoll Starke Atkins Warren Johnson Herndon Warren Thompson Ross Warden Clubb Joplin, Jr. Singer Midyett Oneil Williams Pawsey Russell Phillips Piccou Hunter


156 Harold O. Grauel Harold O. Grauel Hazelwood Hazelwood Hazelwood Hazelwood Hebron Hebron Hebron Henderson Heroine Herculaneum Hermann Hermitage Hermitage Hermon Hermon Heroine Heroine Heroine Heroine Heroine Heroine Heroine Hickory Hill Hickory Hill Hiram Hiram Hogles Creek Hope Hope Hope Hope Hopewell Hopewell Hopewell Hornersville Hornersville Hornersville Hornersville Hornersville Hornersville Hornersville Huntsville Huntsville Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Lodge No. 672 Lodge No. 672 Lodge No. 459 Lodge No. 459 Lodge No. 459 Lodge No. 459 Lodge No. 354 Lodge No. 354 Lodge No. 354 Lodge No. 477 Lodge No. 104 Lodge No. 338 Lodge No. 123 Lodge No. 288 Lodge No. 288 Lodge No. 187 Lodge No. 187 Lodge No. 104 Lodge No. 104 Lodge No. 104 Lodge No. 104 Lodge No. 104 Lodge No. 104 Lodge No. 104 Lodge No. 211 Lodge No. 211 Lodge No. 362 Lodge No. 362 Lodge No. 279 Lodge No. 251 Lodge No. 251 Lodge No. 251 Lodge No. 251 Lodge No. 239 Lodge No. 239 Lodge No. 239 Lodge No. 215 Lodge No. 215 Lodge No. 215 Lodge No. 215 Lodge No. 215 Lodge No. 215 Lodge No. 215 Lodge No. 30 Lodge No. 30 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76

Maurice James Harold David David Robert James James John Hubert Jack Earnest Virgil Harold Alexander Jake Thomas Sidney Meyer Gerald Paul Harold Harris Ernest Glenn Floyd Willis Walter Austin Louis William Ansell Richard Earl Herman William Ralph Lloyd D.T. Albert Larry Ernest James Joseph Everett Fred Harry Floyd Chauncey Jack Roy Melvin Hyram Marion Robert

Donald G. K. W. P. M. Charles Byron W. J. M. H. W. M.

H.

E. N. A. A. Ralph O. ,Joseph C. C. 1. K. F. C. P.

P. "Jack" Harris F. Ray F. T. Perry R. T. F. C. E. L. A. N. G.

2000 Craig Day Campbell Jones Carpenter Cox Weaver Galloway Cox Willis Steinberg Eldridge Teckemeier Schewe Peebles Baker Brasher Magazine Finkel Rabin Wacknov Levitt Lee Horowitz Thomas Johnson Brookhart Webber Little Haserman Vogt Raney Loehnig Huitt Huitt Sencibaugh, Sr. Bishop Brannum Dempsey,Jr. Rogers Brewer Barrett Marret Stanturf McGinnis King Barrow Alverson Cambers Scmalberg Martin Pierce Jones Duckworth Fetters


2000

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Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Independence Index Index Index Ingomar Ionia Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jackson Jacksonville Jamesport Jamesport Jasper Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jewel Jewel Joplin Joplin Joplin

Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 54 Lodge No. 54 Lodge No. 54 Lodge No. 536 Lodge No. 381 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 446 Lodge No. 82 Lodge No. 82 Lodge No. 82 Lodge No. 82 Lodge No. 82 Lodge No. 541 Lodge No. 564 Lodge No. 564 Lodge No. 398 Lodge No. 43 Lodge No. 43 Lodge No. 43 Lodge No. 43 Lodge No. 480 Lodge No. 480 Lodge No. 335 Lodge No. 335 Lodge No. 335

William Richard Robert Ronald William Dorsa Wayne Charles John Calvin George Bill Eugene Richard Arthur Dan Lynn Jesse Roy William John Ivan Howard Kenton Grover Jack Lewis Albert Eugene Raymond Earl John Glenn Robert William Clarence Jack Byron Richard Gerald Jerry Darrell John Ross William Chester Calvin Jess Edward M. John Harry Melvin Henry John

L. G. T. L. L. E. A. A.

W. P. F. J. B. March S. W. B.

S. M. J. M. E. J. L. C. A.

F. C. K.

C. A. E. A. R. E. B. K. A.

M. R. B. E.

J. Glenn D. W. Edgar G. L. S. W. P. W.

J.

157 Larkin, Sr. James, Jr. Noland Toloso Spahr, Jr. Brown, Jr. 0' Neil Keady Campbell Behee Fischer Dickey Allen Roper Bear Breece Brothers Cass Chrisman Davis, Jr. Eckstein Farley Greenwood Hancock Hannah Hewitt Kramer Maxim Ruckel Rudaitis Thompson Fraking Saighman Anderson Oram Smith Walton Power Butterfield Dolan Powell Lisby Langdon Thompson, Jr. Minnick Yancey Kaufmann LeCuru Sandfort Gwinn Carden Coleman Elledge Sohosky Sohosky


158 Joplin Joplin Kennett Kennett Kennett Kennett King Hill Kirksville Kirksville Kirkwood Kirkwood Kirkwood Kirkwood Kirkwood Kirkwood Kirkwood Kirkwood Kirkwood Kirkwood Koshkonong La Plata Laclede Lakeville Lakeville Lakeville Lamar Lamar Lamar Lambskin Lambskin Lambskin Lambskin Lambskin Latimer Latimer Latimer Lebanon Lebanon Lebanon Lexington Lexington Liberty Liberty Liberty Liberty Liberty Liberty Liberty Lick Creek Lick Creek Linn Linn Linn Creek Linn Creek Linn Creek

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No.

335 335 68 68 68 68 376 105 105 484 484 484 484 484 484 484 484 484 484 582 237 83 489 489 489 292 292 292 460 460 460 460 460 145 145 145 77 77 77 149 149 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 302 302 326 326 152 152 152

Kenneth Martin Howard John Clyde .John Harvey Isreal James Homer John Robert Lloyd Olon William Marvin Emil Donald Robert Ross Arthur Billy Grandville E. Jesse Donald James John Henry Raymond Milton James Oscar Ralph Roy Henry Jimmie Harry Harold Mark John Frank Dewayne Allen Merritt Walter William William Jack Howard Robert Glenn Gilbert Ralph James

H. LaFayette Hall M. I. R. W. R. Wesley William Roy Marshall Bevey G. H. B. W. C. B. T. T. H. Aldean W. Eugene C. Paul Lee E. Harold Marshall Alowiese Wesley Guy R. L. F. A. Howard Warren Lewis L. Stanley G. G. C. C.

Long P. W. Leroy Earl Rudolph

2000 Payne Ball Eldridge Dalton Fisher Mc Clain Shaw, Jr. Caplitz Sunderland Galt Thousand, Jr. Thousand, Sr. Larkin Going Graff Whyman Miltenberger Horton Guenther Gaskin Green Massey Northcutt, Jr. Hardgrave Wade Moore Allen Shupe Seifert Meisenheimer Brinkmeyer,Jr. Kirk Brown Large Brown Thomas Laney Whalen Hume Peek Gover Stewart Spickler Ervin Damrell Carpenter Adams Adams Long, Jr. Shirley Huot Groves Shipman Russell Dobry


2000

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Linn Creek Linn Creek Linn Creek Linn Creek Linn Creek Linn Creek Lodge No. of Love Lowry City Lowry City Macks Creek Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Magnolia-Euclid Maplewood Marceline Marceline Marcus Marcus Mc Donald Mc Donald Mc Donald Mc Donald Mc Donald Mc Donald Mc Donald Mc Donald McDonald Memphis Memphis Meramec Meramec Meramec Mercer Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian Meridian

Lodge No. 152 Lodge No. 152 Lodge No. 152 Lodge No. 152 Lodge No. 152 Lodge No. 152 Lodge No. 259 Lodge No. 403 Lodge No. 403 Lodge No. 433 Lodge No. 626 Lodge No. 626 Lodge No. 626 Lodge No. 626 Lodge No. 626 Lodge No. 626 Lodge No. 626 Lodge No. 626 Lodge No. 626 Lodge No. 626 Lodge No. 626 Lodge No. 626 Lodge No. 626 Lodge No. 626 Lodge No. 626 Lodge No. 626 Lodge No. 566 Lodge No. 481 Lodge No. 481 Lodge No. 110 Lodge No. 110 Lodge No. 324 Lodge No. 324 Lodge No. 324 Lodge No. 324 Lodge No. 324 Lodge No. 324 Lodge No. 324 Lodge No. 324 Lodge No. 324 Lodge No. 16 Lodge No. 16 Lodge No. 313 Lodge No. 313 Lodge No. 313 Lodge No. 35 Lodge No.2 Lodge No.2 Lodge No.2 Lodge No.2 Lodge No.2 Lodge No.2 Lodge No.2 Lodge No.2 Lodge No.2

Charles Leroy Ralph James Joseph Donald Harold Clarence Clyde E. Milton William Glynn Roy Robert Charles George Charles Earl Kenneth Gene Herbert Wilbur Herbert Merie Russell Hubert Charles Waltar Junior William Billy Charles Paul Arthur Leonard Richard Edward Charles Howard Charles Paul Willard Eldon Virgil Lester Arthur Kenneth George Russell Robert Thornton Carl Lester Robert

J. G. Douglas Burdell C. W. I. Hoyt O. R. R.

E. F. G. W. R.

Rees C. A.

J. H. J. R.

J. D. M. A.

Edward Floyd C. H. G. E.

D. M. W. J. Junior H. G. C. G. Harry Charles Joseph Frederick M. Robert Stanley M. Kenneth

159 Citek, Sr. Rogers Spencer Dunn Jaeger, Jr. Cole Weaver Clayton Keith Young Mende McColm Boswell Wickerham Waters Kiefer Koertel Finninger Edwards Dow, Jr. Carter Buckman Brown Buchman Boswell Novoson Hagen Randal Brownlee Griffon Parmeley Mc Fadden Richey Rueckert Yoder Krallman Redford Bruzelius Walker Sher Marlow Burns Akers Powell Laux Slayton, Jr. Ploetze Ziegler Cerny Mueller Wilkerson Moss Beller Mantle Geisler


160 Meridian Meridian Meridian Miller Miller Miller Mineral Mineral Mizpah Mt Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Mizpah Mt. Moriah Moberly Moberly Moberly Moberly Moberly Moberly Mokane Mokane Monett Monett Monett Monett Monett Monett Monett Montevallo Montevallo Montevallo Montgomery Montgomery Montgomery Montgomery Monticello Monticello Morley Moscow Mount Zion Mountain Grove Mountain Grove Mountain Grove Mountain Grove Mountain Grove Mountain Grove Mt. Olive Mt. Olive

2000

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge

No.2 No.2 No.2 No. 567 No. 567 No. 567 No. 471 No. 471 No. 40 No. 40 No. 40 No. 40 No. 40 No. 40 No. 40 No. 40 No. 40 No. 40 No. 40 No. 40 No. 344 No. 344 No. 344 No. 344 No. 344 No. 344 No. 612 No. 612 No. 129 No. 129 No. 129 No. 129 No. 129 No. 129 No. 129 No. 490 No. 490 No. 490 No. 246 No. 246 No. 246 No. 246 No. 58 No. 58 No. 184 No. 558 No. 327 No. 158 No. 158 No. 158 No. 158 No. 158 No. 158 No. 439 No. 439

William Edgar Harry Sammy Murry Thomas Earl James Thomas Clarence Charles Edward Dwight Clifford Donald Wesley James Leonard Robert George Bill Doley William George Samuel Edward Kenneth Gilbert Lorin John James George Sam Sinclair Willis George Claude James Olin David Donald Marvin William Andrew John Dulin Othel Frank Donald William James W. Frank Warren Lloyd

J. M. O. W. M. Roy L. Albert Roy L. H. E. E. E. Jack

O. E. N. E. Warren Delbert William Charles R. R. W. W. W. R. P. U. C.

W. A.

Hensley V.

W. Ross Powell D. Leroy Sayre I. F. K. Raymond H. E.

Kaiser Moeckel Onstott Miller Webb Lentz Breeden Whitfield

Weir Kamper, Sr. Sutter Teepe Leach Pope Reilly Wichmann Greco, Sr. Cole Marvin Contis Smith Holst Edwards Pennock Cobb, Jr. Dabler Grotewiel Rose Laeger Campbell Fertig Muench Nolan Rogers Hazell, Jr. Myers Miller Faith aden Ball Dowling Deeker Ray Williams, Jr. Uptain Harrell Thompson Sherer McCarty Raby Peebles Coffman Grable Hale Layne


2000

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Mt. Vernon Mt. Vernon Mt. Vernon Mt. Washington Mt. Washington Mt. Washington Mt. Washington Mt. Washington Mt. Washington Mt. Washington Mt. Washington Mt. Washington Mt. Washington Mt. Washington Mt. Washington Mt. Washington Naphtali Naphtali Naphtali Naphtali Naphtali Naphtali Naphtali Naphtali Naphtali Naylor Neosho Neosho Neosho New Bloomfield New Bloomfield New Hope New Hope New Hope New London New London New Madrid New Madrid New Madrid New Madrid Nineveh Nodaway Nodaway Nodaway Nodaway Nodaway Nodaway Nodaway North Star North Star North Star North Star Norwood adorn adorn

Lodge No. 99 Lodge No. 99 Lodge No. 99 Lodge No. 614 Lodge No. 614 Lodge No. 614 Lodge No. 614 Lodge No. 614 Lodge No. 614 Lodge No. 614 Lodge No. 614 Lodge No. 614 Lodge No. 614 Lodge No. 614 Lodge No. 614 Lodge No. 614 Lodge No. 25 Lodge No. 25 Lodge No. 25 Lodge No. 25 Lodge No. 25 Lodge No. 25 Lodge No. 25 Lodge No. 25 Lodge No. 25 Lodge No. 568 Lodge No. 247 Lodge No. 247 Lodge No. 247 Lodge No. 60 Lodge No. 60 Lodge No. 199 Lodge No. 199 Lodge No. 199 Lodge No. 307 Lodge No. 307 Lodge No. 429 Lodge No. 429 Lodge No. 429 Lodge No. 429 Lodge No. 473 Lodge No. 470 Lodge No. 470 Lodge No. 470 Lodge No. 470 Lodge No. 470 Lodge No. 470 Lodge No. 470 Lodge No. 157 Lodge No. 157 Lodge No. 157 Lodge No. 157 Lodge No. 622 Lodge No. 671 Lodge No. 671

Billy Lewis Fred William Everett Hugh Donald Virgil Paul William Herbert Edward Edward Robert Austin Robert Walter Melvin Eugen Ralph Arthur Emanuel John Bernard Henry John Charles Troy Walter Almon William John Charles William Edward Virgil George Howard Roy Quez Olin Armand Levi Frank Robert Clarence Charles Robert Hardin James Byron James Floyd William Edward

G. W. H. Claude Franklin Herman L. E. Gene Albert Earl L. L. B. E. L. J. Conrad George

Anthony Pantalus Walter John Andrew M. E. C. Reid R. C. Otto G. Edward Kimbrell Allen Albert

z. C. J. Hughes L. C. W. Charles B. B. E. C. K.

161 Baugh Hobson Roam Soffray Gamble Buenemann Flanegin Overton Flanegin Corbett Bozarth Thornton Thornton Caldwell Ellis Wickman McDaniel, Jr. Dingler Barken Jecmen Bierman Cassimatis Cassimatis Nuessli Kuna, Jr. Drennan Herrin, Jr. White Mitchell Pearre Yancey Howard Howard Howard Behrens Megown Streeter Fletcher Yarbrough Long Estes Moles Henry, Jr. Strong Bragg Barnes Bragg Seckington Cox, Jr. Shaum, Jr. Walter Frede Raney Hayes Deere


162 Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Orient Orient Orient Orient O'Sullivan Overland-Occidental Overland-Occidental Overland-Occidental Overland-Occidental Owensville Palestine Palestine Palestine Palestine Palestine Palestine Palestine Palestine Paris Union Paris Union Paul Revere-Progressive Paul Revere-Progressive Paul Revere-Progressive Paul Revere-Progressive Paul Revere-Progressive Paul Revere-Progressive Paul Revere-Progressive Paul Revere-Progressive Perseverance Perseverance Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Pike Pike Pike Plato Plattsburg Point Pleasant Polar Star Polar Star Polo Pomegranate-Pyramid Pomegranate-Pyramid Pomegranate-Pyramid Pomegranate-Pyramid

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Lodge No. 139 Lodge No. 139 Lodge No. 139 Lodge No. 139 Lodge No. 139 Lodge No. 139 Lodge No. 139 Lodge No. 546 Lodge No. 546 Lodge No. 546 Lodge No. 546 Lodge No.7 Lodge No. 623 Lodge No. 623 Lodge No. 623 Lodge No. 623 Lodge No. 624 Lodge No. 241 Lodge No. 241 Lodge No. 241 Lodge No. 241 Lodge No. 241 Lodge No. 241 Lodge No. 241 Lodge No. 241 Lodge No. 19 Lodge No. 19 Lodge No. 657 Lodge No. 657 Lodge No. 657 Lodge No. 657 Lodge No. 657 Lodge No. 657 Lodge No. 657 Lodge No. 657 Lodge No. 92 Lodge No. 92 Lodge No. 136 Lodge No. 136 Lodge No. 136 Lodge No. 136 Lodge No. 136 Lodge No. 399 Lodge No. 399 Lodge No. 399 Lodge No. 469 Lodge No. 113 Lodge No. 176 Lodge No. 79 Lodge No. 79 Lodge No. 232 Lodge No. 95 Lodge No. 95 Lodge No. 95 Lodge No. 95

Charles Robert William John Quentin John Ray Harry Robert Glenn Wayne Dalton Jesse Taylor John Bodine Eugene George Roy Gene Paul Donald Roland Edward George Edwin Ralph Donald Paul Paul Donald Denver Joseph Harlan Clyde Alexander M. Terrace Roy Willard Edward Wayne Eugene D. W. Dan Milford Walter William Carl David George Harry Howard Erich

F. H.

W. B. Jay Harlan Wilson Thomas J. H. N. Harry J. E. W. D. Gilbert Henry A. Dean Alfred W. Thomas Raymond Frederick C. R. Garland W. S. J. F. E. Elon B. Robertson Kimble Burton Robert L. H. Calvin McKinley A. K. L. J. W. E.

2000 Harrington Moore, Jr. Griffith, Jr. Frazier Goolsby Beal Masters Rubenstein Hart Osborn Blair Brown Weaver Butler Muntian Brown Giedinghagen SchifTerdecker Brunson Nothaker, Sr. Barklage Lansche Rigg Tayon SchifTerdecker Heathman Swindell Vail Wilke Neuenkirk Vail pres 12-16-99 Hennekes Kirk, Jr. Thomas Oblein Duvall, Jr. Boudinier England Middleton, Jr. Dougherty Wright Miller Myers Myrick Helton House Owen York Thomas Hatfield Schweighoefer Mumm,Jr. Mumm Schultz


2000

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Pomegranate-Pyramid Pomegranate-Pyramid Pomegranate-Pyramid Pomegranate-Pyramid Pomegranate-Pyramid Pomegranate-Pyramid Poplar Bluff Poplar Bluff Pride of the West Pride of the West Puxico Pythagoras Queen City Ralls Ralls Raytown Raytown Raytown Republic Republic Richland Richland Richland Richmond Richmond Riddick Rising Sun Rising Sun Robert Burns Robert Burns Robert Burns Robert Burns Rockhill Rockhill Rockhill Rockhill Rockhill Rockhill Rolla Rolla Rolla Rolla Rose Hill Rose Hill Rose Hill Rose Hill Rushville Rushville Rushville Russellville Russellville Russellville Rutledge Salem Samaritan

Lodge No. 95 Lodge No. 95 Lodge No. 95 Lodge No. 95 Lodge No. 95 Lodge No. 95 Lodge No. 209 Lodge No. 209 Lodge No. 179 Lodge No. 179 Lodge No. 596 Lodge No. 383 Lodge No. 380 Lodge No. 33 Lodge No. 33 Lodge No. 391 Lodge No. 391 Lodge No. 391 Lodge No. 570 Lodge No. 570 Lodge No. 385 Lodge No. 385 Lodge No. 385 Lodge No. 57 Lodge No. 57 Lodge No. 361 Lodge No. 13 Lodge No. 13 Lodge No. 496 Lodge No. 496 Lodge No. 496 Lodge No. 496 Lodge No. 663 Lodge No. 663 Lodge No. 663 Lodge No. 663 Lodge No. 663 Lodge No. 663 Lodge No. 213 Lodge No. 213 Lodge No. 213 Lodge No. 213 Lodge No. 550 Lodge No. 550 Lodge No. 550 Lodge No. 550 Lodge No. 238 Lodge No. 238 Lodge No. 238 Lodge No. 90 Lodge No. 90 Lodge No. 90 Lodge No. 572 Lodge No. 225 Lodge No. 424

Joseph Gilbert Jack George Albert Landon James Walter Charles Oscar Earnest Gail Novele Richard Mervin Joe Gerald William Vernon Howard Lawrence Lawrence William Billy Harry Howard Leroy Jesse Bentley Claude Barney Barney Alfred Robert David Eugene Joel Sam John Roy Harold Harold John Harold Harold Noel Marvin Lyman Loren Albert Robert John Lee Farris Edward

F. H. E. P. M. Mearl Mea H. R. W. A.

T. Wayne W. D. D. A.

Mcfall E. E. E. M. J. L. Harrison D. Frank W.

M.

Warren Murry Murray Benjamin L. L. Emmett D. E. L. James G. W. Leland J.

163 Wiegert Simmons Stoessel Stehlin Fiss, Jr. Chilcutt Smith Hartman Bergmann Moss, Jr. Cook Purves Cowell Clark, Jr. Peirce Fowler Dryer Mullins Sanders Jones Ogle Ogle Riddle Weber Park Patterson Sandy Oakley McClendon Rogers Douglas Douglas Eigenberg Mallin Waldman Snitz Rosen Yagan Geurin Kewley Mc Carty Mc Carty Andres Schreiber Schreiber Walters Hammond Daniels Chapin Edwards, Jr. Remley Murray Chancellor Craig Sumski


164 Sampson Sarcoxie Savannah Savannah Savannah Savannah Saxton Saxton Saxton Saxton Schell City Schell City Seaman Seaman Seaman Seaman Seaman Sedalia Sedalia Sedalia Sedalia Sedalia Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Shekinah Shekinah Shelbina Shelbina Shelbina Shelbina Shelbina Shelbina Shelbina Shelbina Sheldon Sheldon Sikeston Sikeston Sikeston Silex Skidmore Solomon Solomon Solomon

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Lodge No. 298 Lodge No. 293 Lodge No. 71 Lodge No. 71 Lodge No. 71 Lodge No. 71 Lodge No. 508 Lodge No. 508 Lodge No. 508 Lodge No. 508 Lodge No. 448 Lodge No. 448 Lodge No. 126 Lodge No. 126 Lodge No. 126 Lodge No. 126 Lodge No. 126 Lodge No. 236 Lodge No. 236 Lodge No. 236 Lodge No. 236 Lodge No. 236 Lodge No. 625 Lodge No. 625 Lodge No. 625 Lodge No. 625 Lodge No. 625 Lodge No. 625 Lodge No. 625 Lodge No. 625 Lodge No. 625 Lodge No. 625 Lodge No. 625 Lodge No. 625 Lodge No. 625 Lodge No. 256 Lodge No. 256 Lodge No. 228 Lodge No. 228 Lodge No. 228 Lodge No. 228 Lodge No. 228 Lodge No. 228 Lodge No. 228 Lodge No. 228 Lodge No. 371 Lodge No. 371 Lodge No. 310 Lodge No. 310 Lodge No. :~ 10 Lodge No. 7;-' Lodge No. 511 Lodge No. 271 Lodge No. 271 Lodge No. 27]

Harvey John Richard Robert Richard Perry Edward Roy Ernest Frank Leland William J. William Carl Carl Nova Holmes John Glenn Charles Kirk Glenn James Allen J. Harold Ralph James Sydney George Henry William Harold Donald George ,Julius Warren Charles Donald Herbert Harold Glendell Ben William William Calvin William Robert Woody .John Clifford Guy Thomas Robert

David Allen C. Allen Clell A. R. Ray E. E. E.

o. E.

W. Otis C. Lloyd William P. W. R. Homer W. E. E. B. L. S. E. F. H.

Mason Jacob Eugene G. C.

N. Samuel Beryl E. D. F. L. W. O. L. Alfred Ewell E.

2000 Ilinderer Sharon Newman Knechtenhofer Newman Franklin Terrill, Jr. Kunkle Anderson Moser Ijams Bailey Harris Clark Partin Partin Hodge Wilbur Wagenknecht King Me Nealy Mc Crary McMahan Petet Sample Welch Thompson Huber Harrington Hamilton Rardon Baker Davis Anderson Fletcher Decker Santschi Pflum King Bower Gilbert Gilbert Rainey Wilt Purdy Ambler Criswell Sikes Mitchell Evans Moran Walker Fox Cochran, Jr. Drummond


2000

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Solomon Solomon Solomon Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis Spirit of St. Louis St. Clair St. Francisville St. Francisville St. Francisville St. Francisville St. James St. James St. James St. James St. James St. Johns St. Johns St. Johns St. John's St. Joseph St. Joseph St. Joseph St. Joseph St. Joseph St. Joseph St. Joseph St. Joseph St. Joseph St. Joseph St. Joseph St. Joseph St. Joseph St. Joseph St. Louis Missouri St. Louis Missouri St. Louis Missouri St. Louis Missouri St. Louis Missouri St. Louis Missouri St. Louis Missouri St. Louis Missouri St. Louis Missouri St. Louis Missouri St. Louis Missouri St. Louis Missouri

Lodge No. 271 Lodge No. 271 Lodge No. 271 Lodge No. 27 Lodge No. 27 Lodge No. 27 Lodge No. 27 Lodge No. 27 Lodge No. 27 Lodge No. 27 Lodge No. 27 Lodge No. 27 Lodge No. 27 Lodge No. 27 Lodge No. 27 Lodge No. 273 Lodge No. 588 Lodge No. 588 Lodge No. 588 Lodge No. 588 Lodge No. 230 Lodge No. 230 Lodge No. 230 Lodge No. 230 Lodge No. 230 Lodge No. 28 Lodge No. 28 Lodge No. 28 Lodge No. 28 Lodge No. 78 Lodge No. 78 Lodge No. 78 Lodge No. 78 Lodge No. 78 Lodge No. 78 Lodge No. 78 Lodge No. 78 Lodge No. 78 Lodge No. 78 Lodge No. 78 Lodge No. 78 Lodge No. 78 Lodge No. 78 Lodge No.1 Lodge No.1 Lodge No.1 Lodge No.1 Lodge No.1 Lodge No.1 Lodge No.1 Lodge No.1 Lodge No.1 Lodge No.1 Lodge No.1 Lodge No.1

Horace William Chester Charles Robert Norman Calvin Fred Harold Robert Kenneth Raymond Hubert Charles Benjamin Carl William Everett Morgan J. Clarence Bernard Oscar William Homen Robert Joseph Paul Lawerence Lester Andrew Carl Do Charles Leroy Vernon William Charles Albert Steven Bud Kenneth E. Harry Woodrow Alvin Joseph Herman Samuel Harold Harold Sidney Samuel Irvin Sidney

Arch I. L. S. E. W. W. C. W. L. C. C. D. W. R. R. R. Winston Cooper C.

L. Laverne Thomas E. R. L. J. M. L. J. F. S. E. G. M. R. W. D. F. E. W. Thomas Allan W. Howard Paul Maurice Joseph

David

165 Lowe, Jr. Park, Jr. Smittle Dexter Blatz Woessner Duke Lorenz Haller Durham Cross Thompson Hagen Reams, Jr. Willliams Whiting Nolte Walker Morris, Jr. Hoskinson Turnbough Underwood Jones Cox Marshall Fine McCarter, Jr. Lanning Nichoalds Einbender Smith, Jr. Schweder Meek Becraft Stingley Miller Wenz Petitt Stewart Mc Guire Mc Donell Castle Gumbert Dalin Wilson Fry Kohm Gellman Schnidman Schilling Geraghty, Jr. Fadem Kieiman Winterman Boxer


166 St. Louis Missouri St. Louis Missouri St. Mark's St. Mark's St. Mark's St. Mark's St. Mark's St. Mark's St. Mark's St. Mark's St. Mark's Star of the West Star of the West Stella Stella Sullivan Sullivan Sullivan Sullivan Summersville Summit Summit Summit Summit Summit Swope Park Swope Park Swope Park Swope Park Tebbetts Temperance Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Temple Gate Texas Texas Texas Trenton Trenton Trenton Trilumina Trilumina Trilumina Trilumina Trowel Trowel Trowel Troy Troy Troy Troy Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Lodge No.1 Lodge No.1 Lodge No. 93 Lodge No. 93 Lodge No. 93 Lodge No. 93 Lodge No. 93 Lodge No. 93 Lodge No. 93 Lodge No. 93 Lodge No. 93 Lodge No. 133 Lodge No. 133 Lodge No. 538 Lodge No. 538 Lodge No. 69 Lodge No. 69 Lodge No. 69 Lodge No. 69 Lodge No. 555 Lodge No. 263 Lodge No. 263 Lodge No. 263 Lodge No. 263 Lodge No. 263 Lodge No. 617 Lodge No. 617 Lodge No. 617 Lodge No. 617 Lodge No. 565 Lodge No. 438 Lodge No. 299 Lodge No. 299 Lodge No. 299 Lodge No. 299 Lodge No. 177 Lodge No. 177 Lodge No. 177 Lodge No. 111 Lodge No. 111 Lodge No. 111 Lodge No. 205 Lodge No. 205 Lodge No. 205 Lodge No. 205 Lodge No. 440 Lodge No. 440 Lodge No. 440 Lodge No. 34 Lodge No. 34 Lodge No. 34 Lodge No. 34 Lodge No. 360 Lodge No. 360 Lodge No. 360

Donald Gilbert Leo Benny Jones Irvin Theodore John George William Earle William Herman Robert William Norman Fred Hans Kurt Kenneth Reed John Edward Russell George Marion Kenneth David Kenneth Louis Duane Charles John Charles James Paul John Leland Earl Donald Lowell Hubert Herschel Charles Kwai Fred Gene Truman Delmar Philip Arthur Robert Robert George Samuel

Fruend J. R. Glover Randolph Henry J.

Frederick Keith A. B. L. L. Earl Hubert Martin L. Edward C. C. N. Harvey E. H. E. Harold Willard L. W. J. R. J. C. W. Robert G. L. B. E. C. D. D. J. E. Lum L. R.

L. Milton L. W. Douglas

2000 Roth Gans Moureau Capshaw Cowart Garms Glenn Mehrle Miller Schumacher Searcy Sellers Sutton Till Shearer Rubenstein Snell, Jr. Kruse Koehn Farrow Swallow Wilson Miller Ritter, Jr. Rhodes, Jr. Bybee Peck George Peck Lipskoch Howard Holloway Still Payne Hart Bennett Warner Womack Ebbe Woodard Slonecker Hinton Gaddy Shellenberger Young Thomas Ward Lewis Shafer Beck Isselhardt Cox Conradi Weber, Jr. McCready


2000

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Tuscan Twilight Twilight Twilight Tyro Union Union Unionville Unionville Unionville Unionville Unionville Unionville United United United United United United United Unity Van Buren Vandalia Vandalia Versailles Versailles Vincil Vincil Wakanda Wakanda Wakanda Wakanda Wakanda Wakanda Wakanda Wakanda Wakanda Wakanda Wakanda Wakanda Wallace Warren Warren Warrenton Warrenton

Lodge No. 360 Lodge No. 360 Lodge No. 360 Lodge No. 360 Lodge No. 360 Lodge No. 360 Lodge No. 360 Lodge No. 360 Lodge No. 360 Lodge No. 360 Lodge No. 360 Lodge No. 114 Lodge No. 114 Lodge No. 114 Lodge No. 12 Lodge No. 593 Lodge No. 593 Lodge No. 210 Lodge No. 210 Lodge No. 210 Lodge No. 210 Lodge No. 210 Lodge No. 210 Lodge No.5 Lodge No.5 Lodge No.5 Lodge No.5 Lodge No.5 Lodge No.5 Lodge No.5 Lodge No. 495 Lodge No. 509 Lodge No. 491 Lodge No. 491 Lodge No. 320 Lodge No. 320 Lodge No. 62 Lodge No. 62 Lodge No. 52 Lodge No. 52 Lodge No. 52 Lodge No. 52 Lodge No. 52 Lodge No. 52 Lodge No. 52 Lodge No. 52 Lodge No. 52 Lodge No. 52 Lodge No. 52 Lodge No. 52 Lodge No. 456 Lodge No. 74 Lodge No. 74 Lodge No. 609 Lodge No. 609

Walter Robert Ernest Robert Cecil Donald James Miller Edward Clarence Samuel Clay Howard Charles James Ralph Kimber Emery Max Lawrence James Thornton John Rex James Clarence Bertie Jesse Norman Allen William Carl Halbert Donald J. John Donald Billy William Levern Martin Robert Donald Hugh Leroy Albert Arthur R. Charles James Richard Luther James Russell John

B. D. Earl R. L. M. V. J. W. E. Douglas Robert E. E. R. Henry William H. Emery H. Howard Ellis J. Edward W. S. John Ray Orren S. F. L. S. Wayne Andrew H. Glen G. P. E. E.

A.

N. C. D. J. G. William

167 Kromm Coleman Farris Meyer Turner Rice Bardot Grimes Delaney Mueller Mc Cready Niemeyer McGee Gore Smith Oltman Key Welsh Robinson Mahoney Shilt Wear Fowler Miller Rayl Taft Montgomery Jarvis Gerhart Tilton breneman Ruhe Clinton Crow Carpenter Hibdon Gross Warfield Shryer Wampler Platz Parrish, Jr. Marshall Hertzig Harper Mayer Barker, Jr. Hertzig Uhrig Heitmeyer Nelson Glenn, Jr. Wheeler Brockfeld Helm


168 Warrenton Warrenton Washington Wayne Wayne Wayne Waynesville Waynesville Webb City Webb City Webb City Webster Groves Webster Groves Webster Groves Webster Groves Webster Groves Webster Groves Webster Groves Webster Groves Webster Groves Webster Groves Webster Groves Wellston Wellston Wellston Wellston Wentzville Wentzville Wentzville Western Star Weston Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Westport Whitewater Whitewater Willard Williamstown Windsor Woodside Xenia Xenia Xenia Xenia York York York York

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Lodge No. Lodge 1\0. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. T.odge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No. Lodge No.

609 609 87 526 526 526 375 375 512 512 512 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 613 613 613 613 46 46 46 15 53 340 340 340 340 340

:HO 340 340 340 340 417 417 620 370 29 387 50 50 50 50 563 563 563 ;")6:1

Gerald Kenneth Billy Calvin Alvy Robert John John Edward â&#x20AC;˘Jack Max Richard William Richard Clyde Calvin Leonard Donald Lee Thomas Edward Kenneth Clarence Earle Roy Dewey William Riley Robert Gordon William Louis Raymond Curtis Charles Robert George William John Kenneth Kenneth Wendell Richard Albert Chester Joel Clyde Robert Robert Roy Robert Rick Harley Willis Edward

Lee L. E. L. D. A. E. Bruce T.eroy C. H. W. E. W. A. J. W. F. A. M. A. L. Gentry Frederick Walter A. Wayne Michael H. W. John D. T.

F. M. F. W. W. T. L. Eugene Stephen L. W. W. Orner Wayne F. Wayne E.

R. E. Everett

2000 Parris Mitchell Grant Bird Buffington Jefferis Sharp Morgan LeGrand Simpson Glover Berkemeyer McGee Halteman, ,Jr. Benack Floerke Lewis Mc Carron Klohr Watkins Holekamp Gable Crouch Braun Poston Barnett Terrell Sexton Keller Summers Jacks Izard Blomquist Hopson Gill Bennett Landes Garrett Edwards Thomas Gibson Redenbeaux Nothdurft Nolte Smith Simmons Palmer Gill Grimes Whaley Grimes Van Doren Ladd Davisson Pugh, Jr.


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York York Zeredatha Zeredatha Zeredatha Zeredatha Zeredatha Zeredatha Zeredatha Zeredatha

Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge Lodge

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

563 563 189 189 189 189 189 189 189 189

Thomas Rick Alfred Frederick Vernon Herbert Carl Robert William Darrell

Franklin E. Blair B. R. C. L. W. E. B.

169 Mc Neil Van Doren Stover Miller Demarest Iffert Carter Crabtree White, Jr. Falk

ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 1999-2000 Lodge Name Acacia Adair Albert Pike Algabil-Freedom Alpha Alton Anderson Angerona Arlington Beacon Bee Hive Belton Benjamin Franklin Blue Springs Bonhomme Branson Brentwood Bridgeton Brookfield Brotherhood Buckner Butler California Carthage Cecile-Daylight Central Crossing Centralia Charity Christian Circle Clay Cold Spring Columbia Compass Corinthian Cosmos Craftsmen Crescent Hill Daylight East Gate Equality

Lodge No. 602 366 219 636 659 255 621 193 346 3 393 450 642 337 45 587 616 80 86 269 501 254 183 197 305 674 59 331 392 342 207 274 534 120 265 282 717 368 678 630 497

Full Name Mitch Weinsting David A. Jacobs Richard M. Segovia John W. Berry John Leo Blankenship, Jr. LeRoy Croney Glen Clifton Obid A. Kilgore Doyle Giesler Lloyd Stephen Knapp Lee M. Ross Jerry G. Carpenter Jay Kirshbaum Harl Morris Lee M. Lash Bruce H. Trammell William Holcomb Clay Lindsay Larry L. Lentz Douglas D. Plowman Thomas K. Becker Steve Clift Steve Liebi Frank A. (Butch) Stahl Robert E. Sharp, Jr. James Rhoads Marion W. Dey Robert H. Weaver John R. Arterburn Carl H. Nitsche Emery O'Dell Mark Underwood Jeffrey L. Myers Robert L. Fry Richard J. Nagel Henry M. DeWoskin Lynn J. Johnson Billy L. Morrow Stephen Theodore Thompson Jerald L. Pritchett Adam J. Birdsong

10 year award


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170 Farmington Fayette-Howard Fellowship Fenton Florissant Forsyth Fraternal Friend Fulton Gardenville-Cache Gate of the Temple George Washington Grand River Grandview Hallsville Hannibal Harold O. Grauel Hazelwood Henderson Herculaneum Hermann Hermitage Hogles Creek Holden Hope Huntsville Independence Ingomar Ivanhoe Jackson Jefferson Jewel Joplin Kennett King Hill Kirksville Kirkwood Knob Noster Laclede Lamar Lathrop Leadwood Lebanon Lexington Liberty Lincoln Linn Creek Magnolia-Euclid Mansfield Marceline Marlborough Masters McDonald Mechanicsville Meridian

132 4

345 281 668 453 363 352 48 455 422 9 276 618 336 188 672 459 477 338 123 288 279 262 251 30 76 536 446 82 43 480 335 68 376 105

484 245 83 292 506 598 77 149 31 138 152 626 543 481 569 542 324 260 2

Lee Francis William E. Hammond Gary A. Phillips Jeffrey L. Howard Ron Reynolds Walker T. Sumner, Jr. Norman James Charles W. "Bill" Thompson John Douglas Richard H. Rammelsburg Scott P. Pierce Terry Throm W. Allen Matthes David L. Anderson Richard W. Smith Wilford Green James Vinson Wingo Perry Leon Street H.R. "Huey" Higgins Thomas H. Murry Marion L. Occhi David Loehr Owen Leslie Homer Frisbey John L. Erfurdt, III James "Buffy" Morgan David H. Coburn Melvin Rodgers Mark Stahl F. Raymond Patten Daniel Strickland John C. Edenburn Stuart G. Crawford Billy J. Jones Clyde Puett William L. Sanders R. Miguel White Robert Cass Michael E. Day Eddie F. De Maire Keith Howell Carl Ray Cantrell Wayne Blunt Mark S. Schroer Charles L. Clymore, Sr. Ronald D.Arn William Roy Feltner M. Wayne Plumlee, Jr. Doyl Cox Robert King Rev. Ralph E. Noland Jeffrey A. Parrotte Lloyd Turpin William Alvord Robert E. Lee Newman

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2000 Milton Mizpah-Mt. Moriah Mokane Monett Moscow Mount Hope Mt. Olive Mt. Washington Neosho New Hope Nodaway Olive Branch Osage Overland-Occidental Owensville Palestine Pauldingville Plato Platte City Pleasant Hope Polar Star Polo Pomegranate-Pyramid Poplar Bluff Potosi Raytown Republic Richland Richmond Riddick Rising Sun Robert Burns Rolla Rose Hill Rushville Saint Mark's Salem Savannah Saxton Sedalia Shawnee Sheffield Solomon Sparta Spirit of St. Louis St. James St. John's St. Joseph St. Louis Stockton Strafford Sullivan Summit Swope Park Table Rock

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI 151 40 612 129 558 476 439 614 247 199 470 576 303 623 624 241 11 469 504 467 79 232 95 209 131 391 570 385 57 361 13 496 213 550 238 93 225 71 508 236 653 625 271 296 27 230 28 78 1 283 608 69 263 617 680

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Robert Harris Bray Guy d. Ross Gary McCormack Kevin Sligar Otto J. Becker J. Gary Crabtree Nick Breedlove Leo A. Crist D. Mark Franks Don G. Bowers Daris Keith James Etheridge Aloysius L. Thabar, Jr. H.C. Neese, Jr. Robert Karl Gary Charles Style Wayne Curtis Kelley Michael F. Armstrong Ernest Demster David H. Lewis D.1. "Sam" Bass Gary Hovatter Thomas Huff Lawrence N. Shipp Wilmer L. Huisman James C. Huntsinger Bobby Peterson James Dunwoodie David Phillips Jack C. DeSelms Wilton C. Triplet Lloyd D. Wieland Charles M. Jones Jeffery Dexter James D. Riehn Eldon L. Thomas David Ramsey Harry Wayne Vogel Floyd Ulmer Donald I. Dunlap Richard L. Wright Todd J. Wilkinson Kniallorg Ronald W. Meyer James Smallwood David A. Priest Carroll E. Henson Ronald Joe Thomason Eugene Throne Ricky L. Thompson Esco T. Lovan Mark W. Jacobs Dean H. Bezingue Charles O. Pittman

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172 Temperance Temple Gate Troy Tuscan Twilight Union United Versailles Warren Warrenton Washington Wayne Waynesville Webster Webster Groves Wentzville Weston Willard Windsor York Zalma Zeredatha

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593 5 320 74

609 87 526 375 98

84 46 53

620 29 563

545 189

John Hickman Ben F. Pagel Terry Humphrey David C. Warburton Bill Shansey Jeffery B. Leach Merle A. Nunn Robert K. Hodgins Thomas D. Dowell James Marchand Bill D. Couper Jesse J. Brown, Jr. Leon T. Blevins Steve Rost Walter J. Bossaller Ted L. Mitchell Chuck Hill Dale Garner Roland Rowlett Robert L. Harmon Harry Froman George T. Worthen, III

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STATISTICS JUNE 30, 2000 Net Membership June 30, 1999

55,887

ADDITIONS: Affiliated by Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 319 Affiliated as Multiple Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 158 Initiated as Entered Apprentices 0,246) Raised to Degree of Master Mason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1,811 Reinstated after Suspension for Non-Payment of Dues . . . . . . . . .. 558 Reinstated after Suspension - Third . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Restored after Susp. or Expul. For Unmasonic Conduct __ 0 TOTAL ADDITIONS 2,853 DEDUCTIONS: Suspended for Non-Payment of Dues 1,293 Suspended for Failure to Show Proficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Dimited Without Privileges 47 Dimited to Complete Transfer of Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 263 Dimited from Lodge of Original Membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Withdrawal of Multiple Membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Deaths 1,736 Suspended for Unmasonic Conduct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Expelled for Unmasonic Conduct __ 5 TOTAL DEDUCTIONS 3,399

NET MEMBERSHIP JUNE 30, 2000 55,341 Informational Statistics: Fifty-Year Members 5,138 Remissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 686 Endowed Members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1,062


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FINAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, Ancient, Free, and Accepted Masons of Missouri: BRETHREN:

Your Committee on Credentials submits the following report: At the present session of the Most Worship Grand Lodge, there are represented 364 Subordinate Lodges, and no Lodges UD., and there are present: Grand Lodge Officers 24 Assistant Grand Tilers 3 Past Grand Masters and Past Grand Officers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 District Deputy Grand Masters 48 District Deputy Grand Lecturers 45 Past Masters 348 311 Worshipful Masters and Proxies Senior Wardens and Proxies 150 Junior Wardens and Proxies 102 Grand Lodge Committee Chairmen 25 Distinguished Visitors 8 Total 1,081 Lodges without representation 39 59 Non-voting Master Masons Fraternally submitted, HARVEY

J. WELLS, Acting Chairman

WILLIAM A. MOORE ROBERT W. HARPER RONALD M. HICKEY

Robert R. Smith Morris F. Holder

REPORT OF THE COMMITIEE ON MILEAGE AND PER DIEM To the Grand Lodge, A.F & A.M. of Missouri BRETHERN:

Your Committee on Mileage and Per Diem reports amounts paid for attendance at this Grand Lodge, held in Columbia, Missouri, September 25 and 26th, 2000. Grand Lodge Officers Past Gr. Officers & Other Gr. Officers District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Sub Total Grand Lodge Officers

$2,876.80 2,205.10 5,682.10 $5,409.60 $16,172.60


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Committees: Appeals & Grievances Building Supervisory Board Credentials Jurisprudence Masonic Education Mileage & Per Diem Public Relations Ways and Means Chairmen, other Standing Committees Sub total of Committees Total of Grand Lodge Officers and Committees Assistant Tilers Representatives of Charter Lodges Representatives of Lodges under Dispensation Grand Total

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$0 258.10 967.50 315.00 253.90 651.20 207.70 235.30 409.90 $3,298.60 $19,472.20 315.60 40,010.30 $59,798.10

Fraternally submitted: R. CLARK, Sr., Chairman ERIC R. PETERSON, JR., Member GEORGE A. JURSCH, Member FRED J. MORROW, Member RICHARD H. WEBB, Member

JACK

ANNOUNCEMENTSOFAPPOThITMENTSFORTHE GRAND LODGE YEAR 2000-2001 M.W. Soutiea announced that Right Worshipful Brother Freddie D. Adams has made his appointments for next year. He has provided those in writing to the Grand Secretary and they will be included in the proceedings. They will be a part of the package mailed to all Lodges in November. Everyone will see the installation of all of his appointed officers. Also the redistricting of Masonic Districts are in effect as printed in the Freemason. The Grand Lodge Officers have signed the letter authorizing that redistricting. This has been presented to the Grand Secretary, and they are effective as of today, September 26, 2000.

CLOSING The 179th 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 180th-on Monday September 24, 2001 at Columbia, Missouri.

OPEN INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS Installing Officer Installing Chaplain Installing Marshal

M.W. Past Grand Master Dale C. Motter M.W. Past Grand Master Vern H. Schneider M.W. Past Grand Master P. Vincent Kinkead


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THE GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR 2000-2001 Grand Master Deputy Grand Master Senior Grand Warden Junior Grand Warden Grand Treasurer Grand Secretary Grand Lecturer Senior Grand Deacon Junior Grand Deacon Senior Grand Steward Junior Grand Steward Senior Grand Marshal Junior Grand Marshal Grand Sword Bearer Grand Pursuivant Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Chaplain Grand Orator Grand Orator Grand Tiler Appointed Organist

Freddie D. Adams Glenn E. Means Jimmie D. Lee Stanley M. Thompson W. Marion Luna Ronald D. Miller James E. Spencer Elmer E. Revelle John M. Nations Robert Berger Bruce R. Austin Marvin R. Davis ,John W. Mayo Van M. White Robert H. Bray The Rev. Ronald R. Bollinger The Rev. Ralph S. Cantrell, Jr. The Rev. Leondus Hull The Rev. Delbert K. Miller The Rev. Billy R. Potter Sheldon H. Snitz The Rev. Ronald E. Wood, Jr. The Rev. Roger Wreath John Hess Lance Revas Roger D. Kepple James T. Smith

PRESENTATIONS TO MOST WORSHIPFUL FREDDIE D. ADAMS GRAND MASTER, 2000-2001 Apron Jewel Lapel Pin Top Hat Apron Case/Gavel.

M.W. Brother Dale C. Motter, PG.M. M.W. William H. Chapman, PG.M. R.W. Brother Ronald D. Miller Don Adams Trilumina Lodge No. 205

Wife Lauretta, daughter Sandra and granddaughter Haley presented Brother Adams with a number of fun items.

PRESENTATION TO MOST WORSHIPFUL BROTHER WILFRED G. SOUTIEA, JR. M.W. Freddie D. Adams addressed the Grand Lodge and expressed his appreciation to Past Grand Master Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., and presented a patent that certified his service to the Grand Lodge of Missouri as Grand Master.


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REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER FREDDIE D. ADAMS First, thank you all for coming, second, I thank my installing officers, Most Worshipful Brother Dale C. Motter, installing Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Vern H. Schneider, Installing Chaplain, and Most Worshipful Brother P. Vincent Kinkead, installing Marshal. Third, allow me to introduce my family, my wife Lauretta (a member of Marshall Chapter No. 408, O.E.S.), my son, Brother Don (a member of Trilumina Lodge No. 205), my daughter Sandi (a member of Marshall No. 408 O.E.S.), my granddaughter Haley, and my sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jacque and Brother Tom Mann, of St. Joseph. Also life long friends, Brother Bob Wright and his wife Peggy of St. Joseph. I am very pleased and proud that also in attendance are a number of past potentates from Ararat & Moila Temples, members of Trilumina Lodge No. 205, members of the old 24th District, and members of Marshall No. 408 O.E.S. Thank you all for sharing this Long to be Remembered Day. A side bar for the Grand Lodge record, it is quite probable that today with the election and installation of myself as Grand Master, a first has occurred. In the spring of 1954, a young man lived in Buchanan county, in the city of St. Joseph and attended Lafayette High School, was graduated from that high school. In 1994, that young, then a little older was elected Grand Master of this Grand Lodge, MWB Gordon E. Hopkins. At the very same time in the county of Buchanan, city of St. Joseph, MO., and in the same Lafayette High School class of 1954, was another young who today was installed Grand Master of this Grand Lodge. This very well may be the very first time 2 men elected to serve this fraternity as Grand Master are from the same graduating class. My congratulations to you Most Worshipful Brother Gordon for getting here first. This Masonic Year of 2001, is the 180th anniversary of our fraternity. Each lodge should in some fashion observe this mark in our history, for few of any kind of organizations reach this length of being. For the first time the Grand Lodge has established a Ritual Award for local lodges, who wish to show their ability in Lodge Rituals. I ask that all study the requirements and strive for the award. It is such that any and all lodges may acquire it. With the creation of the Order of Past Master, this Grand Lodge has provided for all Past Masters to be so honored, but also prepares that master to return to their lodges the better prepared to dispense the Light of Freemasonry. There is now a new educational program to inform both the initiate and his family what Freemasonry is, and why we have existed for 180 years in Missouri. Make every effort to use it. The new Regional Grand Lecture Program is designed to provide information and assistance at a more local level. It has worked well for other Grand Jurisdictions and should do well for us. Along with the D.D.G.L. change, our redistricting of the state, will help equalize and economize the work of the D.D.G.M.'s. The year 2001, is the 60th anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor. At that time young men and women made the choice to defend our country at all cost. Many paid the ultimate price. Masonry and the armed services have always held a most excellent commitement, and so in recognition of all Masons who


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have served our country, the Grand Lodge has minted a special Masonic Veterans Jewel. I will have the privilege to present this jewel to all Masonic Veterans during this year. And the greatest opportunity of the coming year, is certainly with the help of the Masonic Home, the creation of a true Masonic Museum, here in Columbia. For 180 years, we have lacked any form or place to exhibit our past history. Also incorporated shall be a Masonic Library to house what books we now have, but large enough for many more. A building to exhibit our past as well as the ability to study it, all within 5 minutes of the most traveled highways in Missouri. I hope you have noticed some of the Grand Line, dressed in the uniform for the coming year. The blue coat, grey trousers and special tie will be seen at all official visits, cornerstones, Lodge dedications and any other Grand Lodge functions. Each officewr volunteered to purchase their own, that it might lend dignity and uniformity to all our functions. Next year we have some special things being planned. As you can see, I am a great fan of Mickey Mouse, but more so, the man who created him, Walt Disney. Walt was a Mason, and his 100th birthday year is 2001. You may know that Walt spent his formative years at Marceline, MO. It will be celebrated in a very special way at Grand Lodge next year. Walt's family are highly involved in Masonry and Eastern Star and we believe we may ahve a family member at Grand Lodge and also they will bring a big surprise. In closing, I can only say again thank you for this high honor. I give you my pledge to work and be faithful to the Masonic Tenants of our fraternity.

PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE CHANGES (FOR ACTION IN 2001) MW SOUTIEA: I will now call upon our Grand Secretary who will be able to give the proposed legislative changes for the ensuing Grand Lodge next year.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION To The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: It is proposed that the following portions ofArticle II, Officers And Members, Proxies, Voting, of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge ofMissouri,A.F. &A.M. be amended to read as follows (deletions 8~Ptlel{ Stl~, additions in bold):

Section 1. ENUMERATION OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS. The Grand Lodge shall consist of the following officers and members, falls Ii iRg paRk aREl ~i~le: A MS8~ V;CaP8ftif3fl:'ll Grand Master; Jz &igft~ V;CaP8ftif3flil Deputy Grand Master; A &igft~ \VsP8ftif3flil Senior Grand Warden; A &igft~ \\!eP8Hif3flil Junior Grand Warden; A Rigft~ VlsP8ftif3flil Grand Treasurer; A &igft~ VIsP8ftif3flil Grand Secretary; A &igH~ VJsP8Hif3flil Grand Lecturer; Seven ',!;tsP8ftif3flil Grand Chaplains;

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A Grand Senior Deacon; A Grand Junior Deacon; Two Grand Orators; Two Grand Marshals; A Grand Sword Bearer; A Grand Pursuivant; Two Grand Stewards; A Grand Tiler; PlleBt V;leFBfti~flil Past Grand Masters; &igfit J}jteFBfti~flil Past Deputy Grand Masters; &igfit WeFBfti~flil Past Grand Wardens; &igfit VjteFBfti~flil Past Grand Treasurers; &igfit VJeFBfti~flil Past Grand Secretaries; Regional Grand Lecturers; &igfit 'IJeFBfti~flil District Deputy Grand Masters; District Deputy Grand Lecturers. The J},r8FBfti~flil Master and Wardens, for the time being of the several Chartered Lodges under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, or their legally appointed proxies; Past Masters who have been duly elected Masters and have actually presided as 'JjteFBfti~flil Masters of Lodges within the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, and who still remain members of Lodges. Any Past Grand Master of any other Grand Lodge, and any Past V;leFBfti~flil Master of any Lodge under the jurisdiction of another Grand Lodge, who has been duly elected 'IJeFBfti~flil Master and actually presided as VJePBfti~flil Master, in the jurisdiction of such other Grand Lodge, and shall be affiliated with some Lodge in the State of Missouri, and who shall be elected to membership in this Grand Lodge by a majority vote. See By-Laws, 2.140, 2.150, 2.160, for tiMe8 81tfi ranks as now used. Cross reference: Past Masters. By-Laws 8.200

Section 2. PROXIES - HOW APPOINTED - DUTIES OF. Whenever the '짜ePBfti~flil Master and Wardens of any Lodge (or either of them) shall be unable to attend the communications of the Grand Lodge, they, or either of them who cannot so attend, may depute any member of their own Lodge, who is of equal or superior rank with themselves, as a proxy to represent their Lodge in the Grand Lodge; and the proxy so deputed shall be entitled to the same privileges and perform the duties of him or them deputing him. Such deputation shall be in writing, and signed by the officer so deputing him.

Statement of Purpose: To amend the Constitution of the Grand Lodge because of errors in the process of revising the Constitution in 1999 and the inadvertent failure to follow all procedures for the amendment of the Constitution prior to the 2000 Grand Lodge; and to include Regional Grand Lecturers if these offices are added to the By-Laws at the 2001 Grand Lodge, and District Grand Lecturers, previously added in the By-Laws. DENNIS

R.

E. FETTER, Past Master, Algabil Freedom No. 636 Past Master, Granite Lodge No. 272

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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE BY-LAWS Proposed amendment of the bylaws is proposed, Section 10.040 of the bylaws of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, AF&AM, be amended to read as follows: Section 10.040. Grand Lodge Dues. Each lodge pays $14.50 to the Grand Lodge for each Master Mason except those whose dues have been remitted and those exempted by Section 18.050 (a), reported in the annual returns, which dues include a subscription to the Freemason Magazine. The Grand Lodge promptly, as collected, pays for each Master Mason $2.50 to the Masonic Home of Missouri, $.25 to the George Washington National Memorial Association, and $.25 to the Masonic Scholarship Fund. Statement of purpose is to finance the operation of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Submitted by,

Past Master of Granite Lodge No. 272 Past Master of Granite Lodge No. 272

SCOTI GARDNER, VAN WHITE,

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SECTION 16.045 OF THE BYLAWS. SUITABLE PROFICIENCY Suitable proficiency means the ability to give and receive the sign, the grip, or grips, and word or words of the degrees.

Statement of Purpose This will allow all candidates to receive the degrees using the proficiency requirements of the chance to advance classes. Submitted by, DALE BINANT,

Past Master of Zenith Lodge No. 189 Past Master of Charity Lodge No. 331

GORDON HOPKINS,

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SECTION 28.020 To The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri:

PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF BY-LAWS It is proposed that the following By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, A.F. & A.M. be amended to read as follows (deletions stpt:le)l 8t:lt, and additions in bold):

Section 28.020. AUTOMATIC EXPULSION. Anything to the contrary notwithstanding, any Freemason who is convicted of, or who pleads guilty to, or who receives a suspended imposition of sentence, for a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude shall, upon any of the foregoing becoming final, be automatically expelled without the necessity of a Masonic trial. In the event that a conviction is overturned on appeal, the Grand Master shall restore that Freemason to the status he enjoyed prior to said conviction. After considering the basis for such an appeal action and judgment, pursuant


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to Section 29.070, the Grand Master may direct charges to be brought in the lodge which has jurisdiction over that Freemason. It shall be the duty of the seepeta~ every freemason of each lodge to report to the Grand Secretary any member of the lodge to whom the foregoing applies. Upon notification, the Grand Secretary shall obtain, aRa te faFh apa a court certified copy of the Conviction, Plea of Guilty or Suspended Imposition of Sentence or other credible evidence te the GpaRa ~eepeta~, .. he shall ifRfReaiatel;-, and forward the same to the Grand Master. The Grand Master shall then effect the expulsion of any member to whom the foregoing applies; unless the Grand Master, in his sole discretion after presentation to him of competent evidence thereof, determines that the Freemason so convicted or pleading guilty was of unsound mind at the time of the offense of which he was convicted or which he pleaded guilty, and is incapable of participating in his own defense in a Masonic trial. Upon receipt by the Grand Secretary of said certified copy, the Grand Secretary shall immediately issue a notice of expulsion to the member.

Statement ofPurpose: To clarify that the provision of Section 28.090(d) does not apply to this section. To add misdemeanors involving moral turpitude as a basis for automatic expulsion and to impose a duty upon every Missouri Freemason to report such conduct.

N. WEENICK, Past Master, Clayton Lodge No. 601 R. VAGLEN, Past Master, Magnolia-Engold No. 626

LAWRENCE DAVID

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SECTION 10.040 Be it resolved to amend Section 10.040 of the Grand Lodge bylaws by adding the following sentence. This is Section 10.040. A Missouri Master Mason who is a plural member of a Missouri Lodge will pay only that part of Grand Lodge dues allocated to fund the Grand Lodge office.

RATIONALE In the past a Master Mason often requested plural membership in a Missouri Lodge. When he was from an out of state lodge and he moved from an area and wished to keep his membership in his old lodge. The practice was minimal. Today, however, many Masons desire to become plural members to help lodges that are struggling for membership, and recent rule changes have encouraged plural membership. This becomes an economic burden on those Master Masons who wish to become members of multiple lodges for whatever their reasons. The additional funds are not used by the Grand Lodge office for operating expenses, but are designated for the Freemason magazine and other worthy but reluctant used that do not benefit the individual directly. Submitted by, Worshipful Master, Pride of the West Lodge No. 179 Past Master, Lodge No. 613

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PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SECTION 4.040 Proposal amendment of the bylaw. The proposed following bylaws of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, AF&AM, be amended to read as follows: We are going to be deleting and adding in this proposal. Section 4.040, District Deputy Grand Lecturers. The Grand Lecturer appoints for each district a District Deputy Grand Lecturer who must be a present or Past Master of a Missouri lodge who is competent to teach Missouri work and who holds a current Subdivision 3 Certificate of Proficiency issued by the Grand Lodge. He holds office until the next annual communication following his appointment unless removed by the Grand Lecturer. A District Deputy Grand Master may hold the office of District Deputy Grand Lecturer. In the discretion of the Grand Lecturer, districts containing more than 20 lodges may have one additional District Deputy Grand Lecturer for each additional ten lodges in said district. But no district may have more than four District Grand Lecturers. Each District Deputy Grand Lecturer will be of equal rank with jurisdiction over separate divisions of the district.

Statement of Purpose: Only one proficiency card was in existence when this bylaw was last amended. The ritual committee recommended the Sub 3 card as more appropriate in its 1986 report found at the 1986 Grand Lodge Proceedings, page 87. The District Deputy Grand Lecturer teach more openings and closings than they do candidate lecturers. Submitted by, CHARLES BENEDICT, Master, Pride of the West Lodge No. TOM MCCRACKIN, Master, Valley Park Lodge No. 629

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PROPOSED AMENDMENT BY BYLAWS, SECTION 16.045 This is proposed that the following bylaw of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, AF&AM, be amended to read as follows: Section 16.045. Suitable proficiency. Suitable proficiency means the ability of the candidate to answer questions from the first section, including the obligation, word, grip, due guard, and penal sign of each degree as determined by that lodge. At the option of each subordinate lodge, the lodge may require a candidate to become proficient in the preceding degree before advancing to the next.

Statement of Purpose: This will allow local lodges control over proficiency of their member. Submitted by, JACK DESELMS, Past Master, Rising Sun Lodge No. ROBERT FRY, Past Master, Compass Lodge No. 120

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PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SECTION 9.140 Use of Lodge Halls, Ante Rooms and Buildings. The consumption of alcohol is allowed in Masonic buildings except in the Lodge room in which stated communications are held. No Lodge may allow alcohol consumption on its premises during or prior to its stated communication. All alcohol and


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remnants of said must be discarded, removed or locked-up after the conclusion of the event. Signatures, DAVID W. HAYWOOD, Past Worshipful Master, Webster Groves Lodge JEFFREY Z. HOWARD, Worshipful Master, Fenton Lodge No. 281

No. 84

DISCUSSION Masonic Temples are usually centrally located and have excellent dining and meeting facilities. To be able to rent the building will make the difficult process of making ends meet easier. This will also allow Blue Lodges to serve alcohol at parties and dances (a Valentine's Day Dance for example) where the members and their wives could build fellowship and friendships.


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Grand Lodge of Missouri 2000-2001 Freddie D. Adams Grand Master 32 East Mission St., Marshall 65:340, Home Phone: 816-886-5363 Glenn E. Means Deputy Grand Master 2019 N.E. Avanti Court, Grain Valley 64022-9368, Home Phone: 816-847-7249 Jimmie D. Lee Sr. Grand Warden 7765 E. U.S. 60 HWY, Rogersville 65742, Home Phone: 417-753-2636 W. Marion Luna Grand Treasurer 1101 N. Main St., Piedmont 63957, Home Phone: 573-223-7291 Ronald D. Miller Grand Secretary 605 Adens Woods Court, Columbia 65201 Home Phone: 573-886-0288 Bus. Phone: 573-474-8561 James E. Spencer Grand Lecturer 6620 E. 134th Terrace, Grandview 64030, Home Phone: 816-763-3697 Stanley M. Thompson Jr. Grand Warden 311 East North Main, Richmond 64085-1163, Home Phone: 816-776-6853 Elmer E. Revelle Sr. Grand Deacon 16436 Green Pines Dr., Ellisville 63011, Home Phone: 314-458-9186 John M. Nations ,Jr. Grand Deacon 7733 Forsyth, Suite 1150, St Louis 63105-1817 Home Phone: 314-530-9433 Bus. Phone: 314-725-4803 Fax: 314-725-0742 Robert Berger Sr. Grand Steward 14181 Woodsmill Cove Dr., Chesterfield 63017, Home Phone: 314-231-7093 Bruce R Austin ,Jr. Grand Steward 603 N. Main Rd., Charleston 63834-9621, Home Phone: 573-683-6135 Marvin R Davis Sr. Grand Marshal John W. Mayo Jr. Grand Marshal 4001 E. Haverill St., St. Joseph, 64506-1372 Home Phone: 57:~-364-1240 Bus. Phone: 573-364-3980 Grand Sword Bearer Van M. White 21147 Smasal Rd., Sedalia, 65301 RobertH.Bray Grand Pursuivant PO. Box 290, Fayette, 65248 Rev. Ronald R Bollinger Grand Chaplain 3423 Glen Bay Dr., St. Louis 63125, Home Phone: 314-892-0627 Grand Chaplain Rev. Roger Wreath 626 E. Wayland, Springiield 65807-2966 Grand Chaplain Rev. Ralph S. Cantrell 10111 Milton Thompson Rd., Lee's Summit 64086-9347 Grand Chaplain Rev. Billy R. Potter 33610 Wieneke Branch R, California 65018, Home Phone: 573-796-2958 Sheldon H. Snitz Grand Chaplain 9852 Connell Dr., Overland Park, KS 66212, Home Phone: 913-492-1446 Grand Chaplain Rev. Ronald E. Wood, Jr 1904 N. 36th St., St. ,Joseph 64506, Home Phone: Home Phone: 816-364-4881 Bus. Phone: 816-279-9597 John Hess Grand Orator 125 Groom, Liberty 64068 Lance Revas Grand Orator 6699 N.W. Riverpark Dr., Riverside 64068 Roger D. Kepple Grand Tiler 123 W. Main, Richmond 64085 James T. Smith Appointed Organist PO. Box 8, Arrow Rock 65;~20, Home Phone: 660-837-3328


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APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES: Harry Gershenson, Sr.-Chairman, Pierre Laclede Center, Suite 860, 7733 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis 63105; Home Phone: 314-727-2973; Business Phone: 314-725-2545; James E. Brown, Robert W. Cockerham, Albert G. Tindall, Daniel W. Imhof BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD: James G. Haddox-Chairman, (3 Yr. Term), 212 E. Lincoln St., Owensville 65066; Home Phone: 573-437-3600; Bruce L. Smith (l Yr. Term), Gene C. Berck (2 Yr. Term) BY-LAWS: Harry Gershenson, Jr.-Chairman, Pierre Laclede Center, Suite 860, 7733 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis 63105; Home Phone: 314-991-1072; Business Phone: 314-725-2545; Judge J. Morgan Donelson, P.G.M., Judge Ronald M. Belt, William H. Chapman, P.G.M. CHARTERED LODGES: Richard E. Hardester-Chairman, 5403 Stonehurst Dr., St. Louis 63129-3540; Home Phone: 314-892-2525; Richard A. Mansfield, Verle T. Naughton, D. Dean Rowe, Michael F. Jones, H. Keith Neese CORRESPONDENCE: Zelwin B. Eaton, 904 E. Wall Street, Kirksville 635014571; Home Phone: 660-665-8776; Business Phone: 660-785-4141 CREDENTIALS: Ray Hilton-Chairman (Deceased); Ronald M. Hickey, Harvey J. Wells, William A. Moore, Joseph R Smith, Robert Harper ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS: Dale C. MotterChairman; Freddie D. Adams-Grand Master; Jimmie D. Lee, Ronald D. Miller, Grand Secretary FORMS AND CEREMONIES: RL. Tichenor-Chairman, 4508 NE Carolane, Kansas City, MO 64116-1527; James M. Williams, Ronnie R McMullin, Daniel Quesenbery, James E. Spender, Ex Officio GRAND LODGE OFFICE BUILDING: Jim Wade-Chairman, 2801 W. Henley Dr., Columbia 65202-2659; Home Phone: 573-474-2630; Sam Bornhauser, William R Brentley-Grand Master, Grand Secretary GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS: Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr.-Grand Master, 2948 Finestown Rd., St. Louis 63129-5826, And All Past Grand Masters in Attendance JURISPRUDENCE: Vern H. Schneider, P.G.M.-Chairman, One Metropolitan Square, 211 N. Broadway, Suite 1440, St. Louis 63102-2733; Home Phone: 314-997-0794; Business Phone: 314-241-5845; Fax: 314-241-5849; Doug Ritterskamp, Scott Gardner, Lawrence N. Weenick, Edward B. McInteer, David E. Wilson LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION COMMITTEE: Benjamin C. MooreChairman, 1411 E. 7th St., Trenton 64683; Donald L. Hiatte, Ralph Malan, Carl H. Acton LONG RANGE PLANNING: Grand Master, Advancing Line and Randall J. Jones (l Yr. Term), Keith Neese (2 Yr. Term), James Bradley (3 Yr. Term), Jess D. Hopple (3 Yr. Term) MASONIC EDUCATION: H. Vayne "Jake" Jacobs-Chairman (2 Yr. Term), 1323 Drummond Ct., St. Charles 63303-6309; Home Phone: 636-928-4420; Patrick William (3 Yr. Term), Larry C. Reynolds (3 Yr. Term), Steven M. Anderson (l Yr. Term), Michael SyKuta (2 Yr. Term), William L. Sanders


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MILEAGE AND PER DIEM: Jack R. Clark, Sr.-Chairman, 9931 McGee St., Kansas City 64114-4138; Home Phone: 816-942-0298; Eric R. Peterson, Jr., George A. Jursch, Richard H. Webb, Fred J. Morrow, Matthew Quesenberry NECROLOGY: Dale C. Motter, P.G.M.-Chairman, P.O. Box 252, Kirksville 63501-0252; P. Vincent Kinkead, PG.M., Dr. J. Edward Blinn, P.G.M. PUBLIC RELATIONS: Webb Edwards (2 Yr. Term)-Chairman, 101 State Dr. Suite E, Hollister 65672; Home Phone: 417-334-0325; Business Phone: 417334-3222; Danny D. Smothers (3 Yr. Term), P Vincent Kinkead, PG.M. (2 Yr. Term), Ronald P Krueger, II (l Yr. Term), Roger D. Salyer (3 Yr. Term), Benjamin C. Moore (1 Yr. Term) RITUAL: James E. Spencer-Chairman, 6620 E. 134 Terrace, Grandview 64030; Home Phone: 816-763-3697; Dennis L. Hammack, Dale C. Motter, PG.M., H.V. "Jake" Jacobs, Willard D. Hetzler, Robert H. Bray WAYS AND MEANS: Paul B. Tobias-Chairman (1 Yr. Term), 266 Rue Orleans, Bonne Terre 63628; Home Phone: 573-358-0086; Richard W. Allgood (3 Yr. Term), John W. Siscel (l Yr. Term), Larry R. Moss (1 Yr. Term), Ronald D. Jones (2 Yr. Term), W. Marion Luna (Grand Treasurer) YOUTH: Lionel J. Goede-Chairman, 715 Murray Hill Dr., Fenton 63026-3127; Home Phone: 314-343-3730; James J. Gibbons, George R. Shelley, Melvin Mueller, Leroy Unruh, Sheldon H. Snitz SPECIAL COMMITrEES 1999-2000

GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION: D. Robert Downey, PG.M.-Chairman, 13006 Musket Court, St. Louis 63146-4352; Home Phone: 314-434-4470; Earl K. Dille, P.G.M., Fielding A. Poe,P.G.M. GRAND LODGE CHARITY: Freddie D. Adams-Chairman; Jimme D. Lee, Glenn E. Means, Ronald D. Miller (Grand Secretary) INSURANCE COMMITTEE: Thomas D. White-Chairman, 2901 S. Kentucky, Sedalia 65301; Thomas G. Hennenhoefer, Dean Latimer PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Charles J. McClain-Chairman, 1201 Torrey Pines Dr., Columbia 65203; Elvis A. Mooney, Dr. M. Graham Clark, Patrick Williams RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES: Donald E. Scott, P.G.M.Chairman, 14909 E. 39th St., Independence 64055; Home Phone: 816-3735966; Jeffrey O. Nations, PG.M., Steven I. Toybes, PG.M. MASONIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE: Gordon E. Hopkins, P.G.M.Chairman, 2212 Chambers Ave., St. Joseph 64506-1926; Home Phone: 816232-9781; William J. Hill, P.G.M., Dr. J. Edward Blinn, P.G.M. SPEAKERS BUREAU: John Hess-Co-Chairman, 125 Groom, Liberty 64068; Home Phone: 816-781-4086; Lance Revas (Co-Chairman); Robert M. Barrett, Jess Hopple, Sr., John W. Mayo, Paul Tobias and all Grand Lodge Officers AUDITOR: Charles R. Harrison, CPA, 8600 Ward Parkway, Kansas City 64114; Business Phone: 816-333-3357; Fax: 816-333-5280 BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MASONIC CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION: John M. Nations-Chairman; Marvin R. Davis, M. Robert Berger, Bruce R. Austin, Ronald D. Miller (Grand Secretary) MEMBERSHIP: Jimmie D. Lee-Chairman, 7765 E. US Hwy 60, Rogersville 65742-8917; Home Phone: 816-847-7249; John M. Nations, Jack A. Vernon


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PENSION: Freddie D. Adams-Chairman, 32 East Mission St., Marshall 65340; Home Phone: 660-886-5363; Glenn E. Means, Jimmie D. Lee SAMUEL SMITH STEWART TRUST: Freddie D. Adams-Chairman, 32 East Mission St., Marshall 65340; Home Phone: 660-886-5363; Jimmie D. Lee, Glenn E. Means EDITOR OF "THE FREEMASON": Zelwin Eaton, P.O. Box 44, Kirksville 63501-0044; Phone: 660-665-8776; Fax: 660-665-1832; E-mail: zel@mail.com LODGE OF RESEARCH: Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr., 505 State Rt. Z, Fulton 65251-2337; Home Phone: 573-642-3578

PAST GRAND MASTERS EMERITUS GRAND OFFICERS GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI Elvis A. Mooney, P.O. Box 170, Bloomfield 63825-0170; Home Phone: 573-568-2377 (1968-1969) Judge J Morgan Donelson, P.O. Box 211, Princeton 64673-0211; Home Phone: 660-748-3790; Business Phone: 660-748-3115 .... (1969-1970) William H Chapman, 9200 Watson Rd., Suite 110, P.O. Box 270010, St. Louis 63126-0010; Home Phone: 314-961-6633; Business Phone: 314-451-2138 (1970-1971) Walter L. Walker, P.O. Box 487, Neosho 64850-0487; Home Phone: 417-451-4620; Business Phone: 417-451-2138 ... (1973-1974) Fielding A. Poe, 501 N. Lafayette St., Florrisant 63031-4913; Home Phone: 314-837-8409 (1976-1977) Dr. James A. Noland, Jr., 682 Passover, Osage Beach 65065; Business Phone: 573-346-5117 (1977-1978) Dr. J.C. Montgomery, Jr., The Springs, Apt. 511,4155 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, GA 30096; Home Phone: 678-969-9729 (1978-1979) Gus O. Nations, 2123 Innsbrook Est. Dr., Wright City 63390; Home Phone: 314-745-3206 (1979-1980) Dr. J. Edward Blinn, P.O. Box 14, 558 N. Pine, Marshfield 65706-0014; Home Phone: 417-859-2076 (1980-1981) William J. Hill, P.O. Box 5230, Kansas City 64112; Home Phone: 816-561-1379; Business Phone: 816-561-0014; Fax: 816-561-1479 (1981-1982) Earl K. Dille, 27 Dunleith Dr., St. Louis 63124-1896; Home Phone: 314-997-1892; Business Phone: 314-533-7410.... (1982-1983) Robert J. Crede, 3826 Route E, Jefferson City 65101-9676; Home Phone: 573-496-3436; Business Phone: 573-761-6100 .... (1983-1984) Vern H. Schneider, 4 Exmoor Dr., St. Louis 63124; Home Phone: 314-997-0794; Business Phone: 314-241-5845.... (1984-1985) P. Vincent Kinkead, 5804 Hillsboro Rd., Farmington 63640-9138; Home Phone: 573-431-1371 (1986-1987) Thomas K. McGuire, Jr., 4410 S. State Hwy J, Rogersville 65742; Home Phone: 417-890-1720 (1987-1988) Robert D. Jenkins, 2609 W. 70th St., Shawnee Mission, KS 66208-2728; Home Phone: 913-384-0545 (1988-1989) Thomas C. Warden, P.O. Box 540, Owensville 65066-0540; Home Phone: 573-437-4512; Business Phone: 573-437-2323 .... (1989-1990)


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Daniel F. Cole, 6023 Southern Dr., St. Louis 63123-1669; Home Phone: 314-353-0905; Business Phone: 314-554-4077 .... (1990-1991) D. Robert Downey, 13006 Musket Ct., St. Louis 63146-4352; Home Phone: 314-434-4470 '" (1991-1992) Dale C. Motter, P.O. Box 252, Kirksville 63501-0252; Home Phone: 660-665-6931 (1993-1994) Gordon E. Hopkins, 2212 Chambers Ave., St. Joseph 64506-1926; Home Phone: 816-232-9781; Business Phone: 816-279-7472 .... (1994-1995) Donald E. Scott, 14909 E. 39th St., Independence 64055; Home Phone: 816-373-5966; Business Phone: 816-313-2856; Home Fax: 816-478-5128; Business Fax: 816-313-0515 (1996-1997) Jeffrey O. Nations, 3663 Forestdale Dr., Mehlville 63125; Home Phone: 314-845-8040 (1997-1998) Steven I. Toybes, 7711 Carondelet, Suite 400, St. Louis 63105; Home Phone: 314-878-1796; Business Phone: 314-725-6980 . Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr., 2948 Finestown Road, St. Louis 63129-5826; Home Phone: 314-846-0015 .

EMERITUS GRAND LODGE GRAND LECTURERS Stanton T. Brown, Box 230, Buckner 64016; Home Phone: 816-650-5788; Fax: 816-650-9240 .. Grand Lecturer Emeritus Elmer D. Copeland, 19 Jefferson Dr., Bowling Green, MO 63334; Home Phone: 573-324-6102 Grand Lecturer Emeritus


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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 2000 - 2001

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS 2000 - 2001

1. Gary W. Beahan 4000 Terrace Lane, Hannibal 63401 2. Billy E. March Rt. 2, Box 219, Greentop 63546-9630 3. Loren D. Lloyd RR 5, Box 1160, Unionville 63565-9804 4 John Thrailkill 1805 Vandivert St., Bethany, 644242529 5. James W. Curram 912 E. 5th St., Maryville 64468-1833 6. Vern W. Summa 121 S. Buchanan St., Maryville 64468 7. William F. Maugh 2615 Garfield Ave., St. Joseph 645033304 8. Bob G. Sutton 11005 185th St., Pattonsburg 646707346 9. Berl R. Williams 1809 Calhoun St., Chillicothe 646011819 10. Robert W. King 26885 Jefferson St., St. Catherine 62628-8188 11. Francis L. Johnson 1217 Kentucky St., Louisiana 63353 12. Charles R. Dickrader 1410 Colonial Dr., Fulton 65251 13. Robert E. Hutchinson Rt. 3, Box 145 M., Moberly 65270-9518 14. Carl W. Walby RR 1, Box 225, Hale 64643-9549 15. Ronald D. Jones 1109 NE 1st Terr., Blue Springs 64014 16. Keith Howell 6911 SE 24th St., Lathrop 644659627 17. David C. Tinsley 317 NW Briarcliff R., Kansas City 64116-1613 18. Donald L. Huggins 8001 N. Lydia Ave., Kansas City 64118-1558 19. Teddie Harrison 16421 Cracker Neck Rd., Independence 64055-2942

1. Dennis R. Owens RR 2, Box 541, Lewistown 63452 2. Nick Aldridge RR 1, Box 185A, Arbela 63432-9784 3. Richard L. Mansfield P.O. Box 493, Kirksville 63501 4. Richard L. Hamilton 28697 E. Jet Rd., Bethany 64424 5. James H. Hunter 401 N. High, Grant City 64456 6. William J. Hollingsworth 1012 N. Main, Maryville 64468 7. James Robert Brown 2407 Park Ave., St. Joseph 64503-1936 8. Virgil E. Caldwell 711 West Richardson, Gallatin 64640 9. James "Jim" R VIm 8195 S. Hwy. 13, Polo 64671 10. Bobby R. O'Dell 24238 Hwy LL, Bucklin 64631 11. Andrew W. Becker 1219 Shingle Oak Crt., Troy 633792222 12. James C. Paul 5640 Hartman Dr., Fulton 65252 13. Durwood R. "Rusty" Kitts 19414 Monroe Rd., Holliday 65258 14. August L. Bottom Rt 1, Slater 65349-9536 15. Stanley E. Massey Rt. 2, Box 40F, Odessa 64076 16. Donald E. Campbell 5100 Huonker Rd., Parkville 64151 17. Michael F. Armstrong 505 NW Englewood Rd., Apt. 1, Kansas City 64118 18. William B. VanMeter 925 N. Main, Independence 64050 19. William E. Broggi 401 S.W. 21st St., Blue Spring 64015 20. Harold L. Davis 29100 S. Wolf Rd., Freeman 64746 21. Robert D. Weikal 420 S. Grand Ave., Sedalia 65301 22. James G. Wade 2801 West Henley Dr., Columbia 65202-2659 23. John M. Duckett 511 Belair Dr., Jefferson City 65109


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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 2000路2001

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS 2000 - 2001

20. George Barrios 881 East 1st St., Peculiar 64078-9571 21. Bennie Lee Winnie 498 SW 400 Rd., Centerview 640198137 22. Carl H. Acton 304 W. Spring St., Fayette 65248-1153 23. Kyle Mason 1700 Osage Bend Rd., Jefferson City 65101 24. Frank P. Lesinski, Sr. 479 N. Service Rd., Union 63084-4452 25. Gerald Lee Parris 304 McKinley, Warrenton 63383-1704 26. Larry Kelley 912 Tilbury Ln., St. Charles 633015107 27A. Melvin A. Ash 1750 Trotter Way, Florissant 63033 27B. Harry Weber 12 Provence Dr., Lake St. Louis 63367-1732 27C. Marion Briggs 4333 Chippewa St., Apt. 5, St. Louis 63116 28. Mark Freiner 12551 Dusty Rd., Desoto 63020 29. William C. Woolsey 268 S. Patton St., Doolittle 65550-9135 30. James R. Buckley PO Box 1213, Camdenton 65020 31. Robert T. Keeton (342) 14850 S. 1325, Stockton 65785 32. A. R. Zellmer 700 E. Fort Scott St., Butler 647301723 33. Ric D. Harding Rt. 2, Box 502, Greenfield 65661-9701 34. M. Bart Tucker 203 W. Cowden, Pleasant Hope 65725 35. David A. Gray 3221 Oetting Rd., Mansfield 65704 36. Herbert T. Shell RR 1, Box 312, Ellington 63638-9737 37. LeRoy D. Unruh 1573 Rue Rivera, Bonne Terre 636288970

24. Robert L. Wright 1810 Opeechee Beach Rd., Pacific 63069-4214 25. Oval G. Hankins #3 Twilight Dr., St. Peters, 63376-3655 26. Robert G. Hutchison 3104 Bowman Ridge, St. Charles 63301 27A. Kenneth R. Clements 1422 Collins Ave., Richmond Heights 63117-2128 27B. David Lewis 367 Ries Bend Rd., Ballwin 632014920 27C. Joe Johnson 10607 Wurdack Ave., St. Louis 63114-1031 28. Amos K. Meyer 806 Lindsay, Crystal City 63019 29. Richard Ferranto Rt.2 Box 169, Salem 65560 30. Michael A. Wallace 23925 Rascal Dr., Waynesville 65583 31. John A. Parks Rt. 1, Box 544, Flemington 65650 32. Alvin Griffin Rt. 2, Box 267, Butler 64730 33. Jim L. Kilburn PO Box 544, Stockton 65785 34. Stephen Thompson 2202 N. Taylor, Springfield 65804 35. C. Scott Houge 1440 E. Catalpa, Springfield 65804 36. Bernard L. Morrison Rt. 3, Box 237, Redford 63665 37. Jack Cade 202 N. Main, Farmington 63640 38. E. Otha Wingo 126 Camellia Dr., Cape Girardeau 63703-5722 39. Claude F. Stephens PO Box 46, Advance 63730 40. Jack D. Crawford 621 Angie Lane, Kennett 63859 41. Charles E. "Bud" Divine 2616 Sherry Lane, Poplar Bluff 63901-2121 42. Leonard D. Staley Rt. 1, Box 33, Koshkonong 65692


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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 2000 . 2001 38. Ronald W. Clark 1557 Princeton Dr., Cape Girardeau 63701-2564 39. William M. Hampton 346 S. Locust St., Dexter 63841 40. Robert Young 1115 Starnes St., Kennett 638571458 41. Bobby Lee Crackel 2612 Charlton Ln., Poplar Bluff 63901-2006 42. David N. Frealy RR 2, Box 2255, Thayer 65791-9660 43. William V. Cox 291 Anthony Way, Forsyth 65653 44. James D. Rhoads PO Box 4, Shell Knob 65747-0421 45. Richard A. Lowrey 817 W. 9th St., Joplin 64801 46. Donald R. Cox 17429 Business Rt. 60, Neosho 64850-8577

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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS 2000 . 2001 43. Knial D. Iorg 8929 State Hwy H., Forsyth 65653 44. William C. Wilkerson Rt. 1, Box 4300, Shell Knob 65747 45. Gary A. Phillips 1102 Woodland Dr., Webb City 64870 46. Bill Spiva 2020 Estella Dr., Neosho 64850


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. •James Kennerly' . · Thompwn Douglas' . . . Edward Bates" · . Thompsun Douglas' .. . ... Edward Bates" · . Geo. H.C. Melody; .. Edward Bates' · Geo. H.C. Melody; .. \\'m. G. Pettus' . · (ieu. H.C. Melody" .... Wm. G. Pettus" . · lIardage Lane" . . Martin Ruggles Hardage Lane; . . . . . . . . Martin Ruggles' .,Geo. H.C. Meludy' HR. Gamble' .. Fred L Billion' lI.1t Gamble'" · 'I(:eo. 11.<;. :\lelody' ... SineJair Kirtley · (,c·u. H.C. :\olelody Oliver Parker' Geo. II.C. Melody" .. I\LI. :\oye5' 'I~:B. Chambers' , .John Wilson" .. · Smdalr Kirtley. . . Ollve'r Parker' Sinclair Kirtley' . Oli\'t'r Parker' ,John D. Daggett· Edward Searcey' · ..,John D. Daggett . A.B. Chambc'rs' ,John D. Daggett' . A.B. Chambers' A.B. Chambers' Ale-x T. Douglass' ..,Joseph Foster Alex T. Douglass ,Joab Bernard' . Joseph Foster' ,Joab Bernard .JoSE'ph Foster' ."Josc·ph Foster .I.WS. :\Iitehell' Fn·d L. Billion . E.S. Huggles 'I,John D. Taylor'. KS. Ruggles" · ,John D. Taylor' . E.S. Ruggles' KS. f{uggles' . J.L.F. ,Jacoby' 'ILS. Ruggles' C.vrus (lsborn · E.S. Ruggles . ,Josl'llh l\legguire B.W Grover' . 1'. Dr;lIwr"

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.Junior G. Warden '1 William Bates" .. · . William Bates,':.... '.' . · Wm. G, Pettus' .. · Wm. G. Pettus' .. · Thurnt. Grimsley" . Thornt. Grimsley'" · ,Juhn F Rayland' , · H.R. (;amble' · Adam L Mil\s'" · Adam L l\lills' . · Adam L l\lills' · Augustus .Junes' · Augustus .Jones' · G.A.Tuttle' .. · . S.WB. Carnc'gy' .. · . S.WH. CarrH'gy' Granville Snell · Thomas Andrc'ws" · Alex T. Douglass · Wm. C. Vancl" · ,John Orrick' .. · C.H. Buwers · C.II. Bowers · E.S. Rugglc's' · . ,J.L.F. Jacoby" · .I.L.F.•Jacoby' · ,I. L. F.•Jacoby'" . · Cyrus Osborn' · .Joseph l\Ipgguin' · P. Draper' · S.F. Curril" · .J.H. Turnpr S.H. Saundpr~ R.C. lIill'

Grand Treasurer · Archibald Gambl,,*' · Archibald <iambic' .. · Archibald Gamblc' · . Arehibald Gamble". · . Archibald Gamble" · Archibald Gamble" · Hich. T. McKinney;. · . Thornton Grimslpy'" · Thornton Grimsley'" Bernard Pralle" . 'IThomas Andrews Thomas Andrews' Thumas Andn'ws' ..Gpo. H,C. Melody' Geo. H.C. Mplody' Geu. H.C. l\1c·lody'· .,(;eo. H.C. :\lelody' Gc·o. H.C. :'Ilelody' 'I(ieu. H.C. :'Ilelody · (;eo II.C. :\lclody · (;c·o. H.C. :'I-Ielodv' · (ieo. H.C. :\olelody' .John Simonds" · Fred L. Billion" .1,John S. Watson .John S. Wat~on 'I,John ~. \~atson: · John S. Watson .John S. Watson .John :\1. Reed' ..,J.T. ,Johnson' .1. T. ,Johnson .I.T. ,Johnson" .Joseph Fostpr" .. ...Joseph ~'oster'

Grand Secretary William Renshaw William Henshaw'; William Renshaw T. Douglas' T. Douglas" ,John D. Daggett' .John D. Daggpu; John D. Daggett' .John D. Daggett .John D. DaggPlt' Fred L. l3illiun Fred L. Billion Fred L Billion' ,John Garnett'· Thos. W. Conyt'fs Thos. W. Conyers' Richard B. Dallam' Richard B. Dallarn' Richard B. Dallalll' I{ichard B. Dallam I{ichard B. Dallam' Richard B. Dallalll Hichard B. Dallam I{ichard B. Dallam' Richard B. Dallalll Hiehard B. Dallalll I{ichard B. Dallarn ,LWS l\litchell' .I.WS. :Ylitchell C.D.\\'. ,Johnson' C.D.W,Juhnson C. D. W. .Johnson A. O'Sullivan' A. O'Sullivan A. O'Sullivan

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L.S. Cornwell*. . . . Benjamin Sharp* S.H. Saunders' S.H. Saunders' Marcus Boyd' M.H. McFarland' .. Wm. R Penick* Geo. Whitcomb* John H. Turner' .John F. Houston' John F. Houston* John D. Vincil* . . . W.E. Dunscomb* . .John D. Vincil* William D. Muir* Thos. E. Garrett' Thos. E. Garrett* Samuel H. Owens' RE. Anderson* .John W Luke'. . . . . James E. Cadle' . .. Xen. Ryland' TC. 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. M. Williams* James P. Wood* Theodore Brace* George E. Walker* B.H. Ingram*. . . . John R. Parson' Harry Keene* .. . J.B. Thomas* . . A.M. Hough* . .

1851i . ~ay 1856. May 1857 May 1858. May 1859. May 1860. May 1861 . May 1862 . May 1863. May 1864 .. May 1865. May 1866. Oct. 1867 .. Oct. 1868 . Oct. 1869 . . Oct. 1870 . Oct. 1871 Oct. 1872 . Oct. 1873 Oct. 1874 Oct. 1875 Oct. 1876 Oct. 1877 Oct. 1878 Oct. 1879 Oct. 1880 . Oct. 1881 .. Oct. 1882 .. Oct. 188:l .. Oct. 1884 Oct. 1885 .. Oct. 1886 .. Oct. 1887 . Oct. 1888 .. Oct. 1889 .. Oct. 1890 .. Oct. 1891 .. Oct. 1892 Oct. 1893 Oct. 1894 Oct. 1895 .....

D. Grand Master ** WA Cunningham'. . . .. P. Draper' Marcus Boyd'. . .. . ~.H. McFarland'. . . WR Penick' . . . John Decker* . . . . . . . John H. Turner' . . . . . . Wm. N. Loker' . . .. . John D. Vincil* . . John D. Vincil* . . . WE. Dunscomb' . C.A. Rowley*. . . . RE. Anderson*. . . . . .. TE. Garrett'. . . .. . RE. 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. M. Williams* James P. Wood'. . . Theodore Brace*. . George E. Walker* .. B.H. Ingram* . . . . . . John R Parson* . . . . . . .. Harry Keene* . . . . . J.B. Thomas*. . A.M. Hough*. D.A Jamison*. .

Senior G. Warden

Junior G. Warden

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J.W Chenoweth H.E. Van Orsdell* John D. Daggett* .. .. S.H. Saunders* . . . . . Marcus Boyd'. . . . . .John D. Daggett' .... Marcus Boyd* . . . . . . John F. Houston' . . . John D. Daggett' John F. Houston* . John Decker* . . . . . . . John D. Daggett' . WR Penick' . . . . John Decker* . . . . . . . John D. Daggett' John Decker' . . . . . Samuel M. Hayes* . . . . John D. Daggett* . . Geo. Whitcomb' AL. McGregor' .. John D. Daggett* . . Wm. N. Loker' . . . . Samuel Russell'. . . . . . John D. Daggett* . John D. Vincil' A.L. McGregor' . . .. . John D. Daggett* .. . A.L. McGregor* Martin Collins' . . . . . .. Wm. N. Loker* . Martin Collins*. . . RE. Anderson*. . . . . . . . .. Wm. N. Loker* RE. Anderson* . . . AL. McGregor' . . . . .. Wm. N. Loker* TE. Garrett* Wm. D. Muir* . . . . . Wm. N. Loker' .. Wm. D. ~uir' . . . . . . Alex M. Dockery* . . Wm. N. Loker* A.M. Dockery*. . . Sam H. Owens' Wm. N. Loker* . . Sam H. Owens" .........•John E. Ryland* . . . . . . . Wm. N. Loker* . Sam H. Owens'. . John E. Ryland' Wm. N. Loker* .. . . John W Luke'. . . Jas. E. Cadle' Wm. N. Loker* .. . . Jas. E. Cadle* . . . . . . . . .. Xenophon Ryland* .. . Wm. N. Loker* .. Jas. E. Cadle' . . . . . . . . .. Thos. C. Ready* .. Wm. N. Loker' .. Thos. C. Ready' Noah M. Givan* Wm. N. Loker* .. . . Noah M. Givan* . . . . . M.G. Hubble* . . . . .. . Wm. N. Loker* Jos. S. Browne* . . . . . . WR Stubblefield' Wm. N. Loker' WR Stubblefield'. . . . . . Jas. E. Carter* John W Luke* . Jas. E. Carter' . . . . Alex M. Dockery* John W Luke* .. Chas. C. Woods* . . . ... Lee A. Hall' ..............•John W Luke* Lee A. Hall' . . Robt. F. Stevenson* John W Luke' . Robt. F. Stevenson*' James W. Boyd* Samuel M. Kennard' James W. Boyd' . . Geo. R. Hunt* . . . . Samuel M. Kennard' . George R Hunt' . . . . . Wm. M. Williams* .. . Samuel M. Kennard* .. . Wm. M. Williams*. James P. Wood* .. Samuel M. Kennard* . James P. Wood*. . . . . . . . **....... . . . . . . Samuel M. Kennard* . . Theodore Brace* . . . . . . .. George E. Walker* . . . Samuel M. Kennard* .. . George E. Walker' . B.H. Ingram* . . . . .. Samuel M. Kennard* .. . B.H. Ingram* John R Parson* Samuel M. Kennard* .. . John R Parson' Harry Keene* Samuel M. Kennard* . . Harry Keene* . . . . .. . J.B. Thomas* .. . . . . . . . . Samuel M. Kennard' . J.B. Thomas'. . . . .. . AM. Hough* Samuel M. Kennard' A.M. Hough'. . . D.A Jamison' Samuel M. Kennard* . .. D.A. Jamison* . . F.J. Tygard* Samuel M. Kennard* F.J. Tygard*. . . . . E.F. Allen* . . . . . . . . . Samuel M. Kennard*

Grand Secretary A.O·Sullivan* A. O'Sullivan* A O'Sullivan* A. O'Sullivan* A O'Sullivan* A.O'Sullivan* A O'Sullivan* A O'Sullivan* A.O'Sullivan* A O'Sullivan* A O'Sullivan* A. O'Sullivan* G. Frank Gouley* G. Frank Gouley* G. Frank Gouley* G. Frank Gouley* G. Frank Gouley* G. Frank Gouley* G. Frank Gouley' G. Frank Gouley' G. Frank Gouley* G. Frank Gouley* John D. Vincil' John D. Vincil' John D. Vincil' John D. Vincil' John D. Vincil' . John D. Vincil' John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* . John D. Vincil* John D. Vinci!' John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil' John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil' . John D. Vincil' . John D. Vincil' . John D. Vincil* . John D. Vincil* . John D. Vincil*

*t Died August 11, 1866, while in office. . ""1 Died April 11, 1877, while in Office. *t Appointed August 13, 1866, by John D. Vinci!, Grand Master.. *~ John W Luke served, by appointment, as Grand Secretary, from April 11, 1877 to October 11, 1877, and died October, 1888.

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D.A Jamison' . . . . . . . . F.J. Tygard' ..... F.J. Tygard'. . . . . . . . E.F. Allen'. . . . . . . E.F. Allen' . . . C.H. Briggs' . . C.H. Briggs' . . . . . Campbell Wells' Campbell Wells' . . Joseph C. Finagin' . Joseph C. Finagin' John C. Yocum*. . . ,John C. Yocum'. . . .. . .. Wm. F. Kuhn'. . . . . Wm. F. Kuhn' . . . . . . .. Leroy B. Valliant*. Leroy R. Valliant' . . .. AS. Houston' . A.S. Houston* . . D.M. Wilson*. . . . . O.M. Wilson* . . . . .. . .. John T. Short*. . . . John T. Short* . . . .... RR. Kreeger' . . . . .. R.R Kreger* . . . . William A HaW. 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* Tolman W Cotton' ... Frank R Jesse* Frank R ,Jesse*. . Edward Higbee' . . . Edward Higbee' . . .. Wm. A. Clark* Wm. A Clark'. . .. ,John W Bingham' . . . John W Bingham' Julius C. Garrell' Julius C. Garrell' . . . Wm. !'~ 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' . . .. WW Martin* . WW Martin' John Pickard'. John Pickard' . . . . . . A.F. Ittner* . . Anthony F. Ittner* B.E. Bigger* . . . . Byrne E. Bigger*. . . S.R. Freet* . . . . . . . S.R Freet*. .. . Wm. R Gentry' . . . Wm. R Gentry'. . . . Ray V. Denslow* . Ray V. Denslow* . . .. Thad B. Landon* . . . Thad B. Landon'. . . Frank C. Barnhill'. . F.C. Barnhill' . . . . Du Val Smith* Du Val Smith'.. . ,Jas. W Skelly* . . . .

D. Grand Master

Senior G. Warden

Junior G. Warden

Grand Treasurer

. E.F. Allen'. . . . . . . . .. C.H. Briggs' . . . . . . . Samuel M. Kennard' . . .. C.H. Briggs* . . . . . . Campbell Wells*. . . . Samuel M. Kennard* . . .. Campbell Wells' . . .... Joseph C. Finagin* . . . Samuel ~. Kennard* .. Joseph C. Finagin' . . . .. John C. Yocum' . . . . Samuel M. Kennard' .. . John C. Yocum*. . . . Wm. F. Kuhn'. . . .. . Samuel M. Kennard' .. . Wm. F. Kuhn*. . . . . . Leroy B. Valliant*. . Samuel M. Kennard*. Leroy B. Valliant*. . . A.S. Houston*. . . Samuel M. Kennard' . . .. A.S. Houston* . . .. D.M. Wilson* . .. John R Parson* . . D.M. Wilson' Howard Watson* John R Parson' . . .. ,John T. Short* RR Kreeger* Alphonso C. Stewart' . RR Kreeger* William A Hall* Alphonso C. Stewart*. . William A. Hall' . . Clay C. Bigger*. . . . . . . . . Alphonso C. Stewart* . . .. Clay C. Bigger' . . . Arch A Johnson* Alphonso C. Stewart*. . ... Arch A Johnson'. . ... Jacob Lampert. . Alphonso C. Stewart*. . . Jacob Lampert. . . Van Fremont Boor* Alphonso C. Stewart* . Van Fremont Boor'. . . . . Chesley A Mosman*. . Alphonso C. Stewart'. Chesley A. Mosman*' Tolman W. Cotton* . . .. Alphonso C. Stewart* .. . Tolman W Cotton* . . . Frank R. Jesse* . . . . . . . . Alphonso C. Stewart* .. . Edward Higbee' . Wm. A Clark' . . . . . Alphonso C. Stewart*. . Wm. A. Clark*. . . . . John W Bingham* Alphonso C. Stewart*. .. John W Bingham' . . . .. . Julius C. Garrell* . . Wm. A Hall* Julius C. Garrell' . . . Wm. F. Johnson*. . . . . Wm. A. Hall' Wm. F. Johnson'. . . O.A Lucas'. . . . . Wm. A. Hall* . .. O.A. Lucas* . . . Bert S. Lee* . . . . . . . .. . Wm. A. Hall* . .. Bert S. Lee*' ..... Joseph s. Mcintyre' . . . Wm. A. Hall* .. Joseph S. Mcintyre' . . . Orestes Mitchell* . . . Wm. A Hall* . .. Orestes Mitchell* . . . WW Martin' . . . . Wm. A Hall' WW Martin* . . . ,John Pickard*. . . . .. Wm. A. Hall* . .. John Pickard*. . AF. Ittner* . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wm. A Hall*ttt .. . A.F. Ittner* . . . . B.E. Bigger* . . . . . . . . . .. .. E.E. Morris* . . . B.E. Bigger* . . . S.R Freet* E.E. Morris* . S.R Freet* . . Wm. R. Gentry, Sr* E.E. Morris* .. . Wm. R Gentry, Sr.* Ray V. Denslow*. . .. E.E. Morris' .. . Ray V. Denslow* Thad B. Landon* E.E. Morris* . . . Thad B. Landon* . .. Frank C. Barnhill' E.E. Morris' . . . Frank C. Barnhill*. . Ou Val Smith' E.E. Morris* . Ou Val Smith'. . . . . . . .. Jas. W Skelly* .. E.E. Morris* .... Jas. W Skelly*. . . . . . . . Geo. W Walker* . . . . E.E. Morris' . . Geo. W Walker* *H.L. Reader*. . . E.E. Morris* .

*n Died October 12, 1904, while in office . , Died april 22, 1916, while in office. . . ~+* Appointed October 22, 1904, by Leroy B. Valliant, Grand Master... tt* Resigned May 20, 1921, account of ill health .

· *ttt Died November 7, 1924, while in office. · **** Resigned December 14, 1953. · **tt Died August 29,1927, while in office. · ttt Appointed September 1,1927, by John Pickard, Grand Master.

Grand Secretary John D. Vincil* ,John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil' John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil* John D. Vincil*'ft'ft John R. Parsontt* 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**i·t Arthur Matherttt Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather* Arthur Mather*

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D. Grand Master

James W Skelly* Ceo. W Walker* H.L. Reader* Henry C. Chiles* Karl M. Vetsburg" Harry S Truman Harris C. Johnston* Forrest C. Donnell" WF. Woodruff'" Willis J. Bray" Willis J. Bray" Solon Cameron* Morris E. Ewing* Harry F. Sunderland* James M. Bradford" Ray Bond* Homer L. Ferguson" Richard O. Rumer* James McB. Sellers Orestes Mitchell, Jr." William J. CraigO Harold M. Jayne" Frank P. Briggs Robert L. Aronson" Harold O. Grauel" Bruce H. Hunt* Robert H. Mann* Martin B. Dickinson" AU. Goodman, Jr.* George F. Morrison* AB. Vanlandingham R.E. Murray" WR. Denslow Elvis A. Mooney J.M. Donelson WH. Chapman T.J. Davis, Jr."

Geo. W Walker* H.L. Reader* Henry C. Chiles" Elwyn S. Woods* Harry S Truman Harris C. Johnston* Forrest C. Donnell* Grover C. Sparkstt Willis J. Bray" Solon Cameron* Solon Cameron* Morris E. Ewing" Harry F. Sunderland* James M. Bradford* Ray Bond* Homer L. Ferguson Richard O. Rumer* James McB. Sellers Orestes Mitchell, Jr." William J. CraigO Harold M. Jayne" Frank P. Briggs Robert L. Aronson* Harold O. Grauel Bruce H. Hunt Robert H. Mann" R. Jasper Smithee",! A.U. Goodman, Jr.* George F. Morrison* AB. Vanlandingham Russell E. Murray* WR. Denslow E.A. Mooney J.M. Donelson WH. Chapman T.J. Davis, Jr.* WH. McLaughlin*

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Senior G. Warden H.L. Reader* Henry C. Chiles" Elwyn S. Woodst Karl M. Vetsburg* Harris C. Johnston". . Forrest C. Donnell* Grover C. Sparkstt WF. Woodruff'" Solon Cameron* Morris E. Ewing" Morris E. Ewing" Harry F. Sunderland" , James M. Bradford" Ray Bond* Homer L. Ferguson Richard O. rumer* James McB. Sellers Orestes Mithcell, Jr." , William J. Craig" Harold M. Jayne* Frank P. Briggs Robert L. Aronson" Harold O. Grauel Bruce H. Hunt Robert H. Mann" R. Jasper Smithee"'! Martin B. Dickinson* George F. Morrison" A.B. Vanlandingham Russell E. Murry* , William R. Denslow E.A. Mooney J.M. Donelson WH. Chapman T.J. Davis, Jr.* WH. McLaughlin* , WL. Walker.

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Henry C. Chiles* Elwyn S. Woodst Karl M. Vetsburg* Harry S Truman Forrest C. Donnell" Grover C. Sparkst t WF. Woodruff'" James A Kindert* Morris E. Ewing" Harry F. Sunderland* Harry F. Sunderland* James M. Bradford Ray Bond* , Homer L. Ferguson Richard O. Rumer* James McB. Seller Orestes Mitchell, Jr.* William J. Craig" Harold M. Jayne* Frank P. Briggs Robert L. Aronson* Harold O. Grauel Bruce H. Hunt Robert H. Mann" J. Renick Jonest Martin B. Dickinson" AU. Goodman, Jr." A.B. Vanlandingham Russell E. Murray" William R. Denslow Elvis A Mooney J.M. Donelson WH. Chapman T.J. Davis, Jr. * WH. McLaughlin" WL. Walker Herman A. Orlick. "

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. DeWitttt WH. Utz, Jr WH. Utz, Jr WH. Utz, Jr WH. Utz, Jr WH. Utz, Jr WH. Utz, Jr WH. Utz, Jr WH. Utz, Jr WH. Utz, Jr WH. Utz, Jr WH. Utz, Jr WH. Utz, Jr WH. Utz, Jr WH. Utz, Jr WH. Utz, Jr . WH. Utz, Jr .

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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""'lI Elmer W Wagner"'lI 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 ArnoldtH Frank A Arnold*

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Senior G. Warden

\V.H. McLaughlin* . . . Walter 1" Walker. . . . . .. . Herman A. Orlick .. Walter L. Walker. . . Herman A. Orlick. . .. Lewis C. Wes Cook. lIerman A. Orlick* .. Lewis C. Wes Cook. . ..... Fielding A. Poe. Lewis C. Wes Cook. . Fielding A. Poe. . . . . ,James A. ~oland, ,Jr.. Fielding A. Poe. . ,James A. ~oland, ,Jr.. . ,I.C. Montgomery, ,Jr.. James A. Noland. Jr.. . .. J.e. Montgomery, ,Jr Gus O. Nations . . . Gus O. Nations. . . J. Edward Blinn .. .J.e. :\1ontgomery. ,Jr. Gus O. Nations.. . ... J. Edward Blinn. . . William ,J lIill. .J. Edward Blinn William J lIill . Earl K. Dille .. William ,J. lIill. . Earl K. Dille. . . robert ,I. Crede .... Earl K. Dille. . . Robert ,J. Crede. . . Vern H. Schneider. Robf'rt J. Credf' . Vern H. Schneider Charles E. Scheurich . . . Charles E. Scheurich. . P. Vincent Kinkead .. Vern II. Schneider. Charlt,s E. Scheurich' . P. Vincent Kinkead. . . . William H. Wisbrock§ P. Vincent Kinkead Thomas K. McGuire, ,Jr . Robert D. Jenkins. Thomas K. McGuire, ,Jr Hobert D. ,Jenkins. Thomas C. Warden ... Robert D..IPnkins . . Thomas C. Warden. . . . . Daniel F. Cole. Thomas C. Warden .. Daniel F. Cole .. D. Hobert Downpy. Danit'l F. Cole. D. Robert Downey. . Frank A. Arnold. D. Robert Dowm'y . . . . Frank A. Arnold Dale e. Motter Frank A. Arnold '. Dale C. Motter . . . Gordon E. Hopkins. Dale C. :'.1 otter. . (iordon E. Hopkins . ,James H. Cobban. (iordon E. Hopkins James H. Cobban. . . . Donald E. Scott .. James II. Cobban'" 1 Donald E. Scott. . . ,Jeffrey O. Nations Donald K Scott.. . ,Jeffrey O. ~ations. . . . Steven I. Toybes . ,Jeffn'y O. Nations. . . Steven I. Toybes .. . Wilfred G. Soutiea, Jr. Steven I. Tovbes Wilfred G. Soutiea. Jr. Freddie D. Adams. Wilfred (i. Soutiea, ,Jr. Freddie D. Adams. . Glenn E. Means. . . Freddie D. Adams. . . . Glenn E. Means . . . . ,Jimmy D. Lee

,Junior G. Warden Lewis e. Wes Cook .. Fielding A. Poe. James A. ~oland, ,Jr. J.e. Montgomery, ,Jr.. Gus O. Nations. J. Edward Blinn. William J. Hill ... Earl K. Dille .. Hobert ,I. Crede .... Vern H. Schneider . Charles E. Scheurich. P. Vincent Kinkead .. William H. Wisbrock Thomas K. McGuire, ,Jr.... Thomas C. Warden. Daniel F. Cole. D. Robert Downey Frank A. Arnold Dalt, C. Motter. Gordon E. Hopkins James H. Cobban. Donald E. Scott. ,Jeffrey O. Nations Steve~ I. Toybes ... Wilfred G. Soutiea, ,Jr.. Freddie D. Adams. Glenn E. Means .. Jimmy D. Lee. . Stanley M. Thompson

Grand Treasurer

Grand SecrHary

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Name of Lodge Hiram Harmony Howard . Taylor . Olive Branch Unity Ark . Franklin Union Grover Vandalia Williamsburg Sangamon . Union . Shawnee .. Chapel . Eden . Tucker .. Boonville .. Auburn Central Perseverance Columbia Clarksville St. Louis. New London .. Greencastle .. Havana* . Wellington ... Franklin .. Hiram Florida . Florida . Harmony Wyaconda. Wyaconda. Joachimt Springfield Ava . Mexico . Ringgold .

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St. Charles . Louisiana . New Franklin .. Springfield .. Alton . Jackson . Newark . Franklin . Calhoun . Vandalia . Williamsburg. Springfield ... Jonesboro. New Santa Fe .. Chapel Hill . Covington . Ste. Genevieve .. Boonville .. Auburn . Smithville . Louisiana . Columbia . Clarksville. Creve Coeur .. New London .. Greencastle .. McFall .. Dekalb .... Alton .. St. Charles. Florida . Florida . Jacksonville . LaGrange . LaGrange . Herculaneum . Springfield . Ava . Mexico . Camden Point .

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County St. Charles ..... Pike . Howard . Greene . Madison. Cape Girardeau Knox . Howard . Henry . Fayette . Callaway . Sangamon . Union . Jackson . Lafayette . Washington . Ste. Genevieve . Cooper. Lincoln Clay . Pike . Boone .. Pike ... St. Louis . Ralls . Sullivan . Gentry . Buchanan . Madison . . St. Charles Monroe . Monroe . Morgan . Lewis . Lewis . Jefferson . Sangamon . Douglas . Audrain . Platte .

State Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Illinois Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Illinois Missouri Illinois Illinois Missouri Missouri Illinois Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri .. Missouri Missouri Illinois Missouri Missouri Missouri Illinois Missouri Missouri Missouri Illinois Missouri Missouri Missouri

Date of Charter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1820 by G.L. of Tenn Oct. 11, 1821 May 6,1852 May 6,1852 April 3, 1822 Nov. 25, 1821, disp. G.L. Ind May 8,1852 April 3, 1822 . May, 1852 . Oct. 8, 1822 . May 6,1852 .. Oct. 25, 1822 . Oct. 25, 1822 . May, 1858 . . May 6,1852 Oct. 9, 1822 . Oct. 10, 1826 . April 3, 1827 . May 8,1852 . . May 6,1852 April 8, 1828 . Oct. 5, 1830 Oct. 8, 1830 . Oct. 24, 1836 . Oct. 5, 1837 . June 2, 1866 . Oct. 16, 1879 . May 16, 1892 . . Oct. 5,1837 Oct. 5,1837 . . May 6,1852 . Dec. 1, 1852 Oct. 2, 1838 . June 10, 1853 Oct. 11, 1887 Oct. 1820, by G.L. Tenn Oct. 8, 1839 Oct. 13, 1887 May 6,1852 . May 6,1852

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Surrendered April 4, 1825 Surrendered April, 1825 Consol. with Fayette No. 47, Feb. 22,1999 United with "United No.5" United with 1st G.L. Ill., 1824 Surrendered Jan. 7, 1823 United with Edina No. 291, May 2, 1946 Arrested Dec. 20,1831 Died 1860 United with 1st G.L. Ill., 1824 Surrendered Dec. 31,1929 Arrested April 11, 1826 United with 1st G.L. Ill., 1824 Surrendered 1863 Surrendered 1855 United with 1st G.L. Ill., 1824 Surrendered April 6,1831 Arrested Oct. 3, 1838 Arrested Oct. 1884, by Lee A. Hall, G.M. Wend down on account of war, 1861 Arrested April 3, 1838 Arrested Oct. 3, 1838 Consol. with Perseverance No. 92, May 6, 1997 Consol. with St. Louis Missouri No.1, Oct. 17, 1991 Surrendered 1862, on account of war Arrested April, 1879 Consol. with Gentryville No. 125, Oct. 1, 1980 Consol. with Agency No. 10, March 11, 1992 United with G.L. Ill., 1843 Arrested Oct. 16, 1846 Consol. with Lick Creek No. 302, Jan. 1, 1986 Consol. with Lick Creek No. 302, Sept. 18, 1985 United with G.L. Ill., 1840 Surrendered 1876 Consol. with Craft No. 287, Feb. 6, 1978 Arrested April 8, 1825 United with G.L. Ill., 1840 Arrested June, 1892, by RH. Ingram, G.M. Consol. with Hebron No. 354, 1887 Arrested May, 1855

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Temperance ... Temple .... Evergreen. Far West. Osage ..... ..... Lafayette .. Lafayette .. ..... Triangle ... ..... Humphreys .. Humphreys ... Hillsboro (Mt. Moriah). Independence .. Dawson. Cedar. Graham .......... Tully. Clinton ...... Modena ........... DeWitt. Coleman Mt. Moriah .. ..... Des Moines. Bolivar. Aetna .... ..... Houston. Iowa .. ...... Middle Grove. Middle Grove. Jacksonville ...... Rochester. Fairplay ........ Sparta (Kabzeett) Martha Washington. Mineral Point .. Haynesville .... Holt. .. Middletown ....... Ozark. . . . . . . . . . ..

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Vandalia .......... Mellville. ..... New Haven. Galena .. Little Osage. ..... Lexington ... Lexington ... ..... Perryville ... Humphreys. Humphreys

Platte .... Dade. Franklin. Jo Daviess ... Vernon .... Lafayette .. Lafayette. Perry ..... Sullivan ... Sullivan.

Illinois .. Missouri. Missouri. Illinois .. Missouri. Missouri . Missouri. Missouri. Missouri. Missouri.

Hillsboro. Independence.. Wellington. Owensville. Pleasant Hill .... Tully. Carlyle. Modena ....... DeWitt. St. Louis. Florissant. ........ Burlington. Bolivar .. Aetna ..... Breckenridge. Bloomington ... Middle Grove .. Middle Grove .. Jacksonville ... Rochester .. Fair Play ..... Sparta ...... Washington . Mineral Point. Haynesville. Holt. :\1iddletown .... Springfield ...

Montgomery . Missouri ... Jackson ... Missouri. Missouri .. Lafayette .. Gasconade. Missouri ... Missouri. Casso ... Missouri. Lewis .. Clinton Illinois ... Missouri. Mercer .. Carroll. Missouri. City of St. Louis .. Missouri. St. Louis. Missouri. Iowa Ty. Polk. Missouri. Missouri Scotland Caldwell . Missouri. Iowa Ty. Monroe ... Missouri. Monroe. Missouri. Randolph .. Missouri ... Andrew ... Missouri. Polk ..... Missouri . Missouri . Buchanan Franklin Missouri. Wis.Ty .... .... Clinton Missouri. Clay. Missouri .. Montgomery ... Missouri . Greene. Missouri .

Date of Charter

Remarks

Oct. 9, 1839. May, 1858 . Nov. I, 1864. Oct. 11, 1839 .... May 6,1852. Oct. 8,1840 . Oct. 19, 1867 . Oct. 12, 1882 . Oct. 13, 1887 . Oct. 13, 1989 .

United with G.L. 111.,1842 Surrendered 1863 Consol. with Hope ~o. 251, .June 23,1992 Surrendered 1846 Destroyed 1861, by war Arrested Dec. I, 1866 Consol. with Lexington No. 149, 1882 Consol. with Triple Tie No. 457, 1887 Consol. with Trenton No. Ill, Dec. 6, 1984 Consol. with Trenton No. 111

Oct. 8,1840 .... Oct. 8, 1841 . May 28, 1858. Oct. 15, 1868 . June 12, 1853 . June 9, 1853 . Oct. 8,1841 .. June 2, 1866 . Oct. 17, 1878. Oct. 8,1841 ... Oct. 14, 1841 . Oct. 20, 1841 . June 9, 1853 ... June 2, 1866 . June 2, 1866 . Oct. 20, 1841 . June 9, 1853 Oct. 13, 1870. June 2, 1866 ... June 10, 1853 .. Oct. 18, 1900 . . Oct. 8,1841 ,June 10, 185:l .. Oct. 11, 1842 ... May 25, 1854. :\1ay 25,1854 .. May 25,1854 .. Oct. 17, 1842 ...

Arrested Oct. 16, 1846 Surrendered Oct., 1846 Surrendered 1864 Arrested .Jan., 1900 Destroyed 1862, by war Surrendered May, 1863 Arrested Oct. 19, 1846 Arrested Oct., 1876 Consol. with Wakanda ~o. 52, Oct. 9, 1969 Changed to "Mt. Moriah No. 40," 1844 Consol. with Mizpah Mt. Moriah No. 40, Oct. 17, 1995 United with G.L. la., 1844 Surrendered 1863 Consol. with Memphis No. 16, 1890 Arrested April 22, 1869 United with G.L. la., 1844 Arrested Feb. 29, 1864 Arrested Dec. 17, 1943, by W. F. Woodruff, G.M. Surrendered Oct., 1899 Surrendered 1865 Consol. with Boliver No. 195, Feb. 9, 1993 Arrested Oct. 19, 1846 Arrested May, 1863 United with G.L. Wisc., 1844 Changed to "Holt No. 49," Sept., 1904 Surrendered Charter, ~ov. 20, 1978 Arrested May 18, 1858 Arrested Oct. 18, 1847

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Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chapel Hill Glasgow Glasgow Marthasville Platte City Tipton Monticello Lancaster Salem Belleville Osceola Maysville Dubuque Perryville Marshall Platteville Warsaw Pattonsburg Iowa City Linn Rocheport Clinton Alexandria Marion College Warren Armstrong Armstrong Danville Gorin Ashley Bowling Green Neosho Hickory Grove Molino Calhoun Oregon City Longwood Warrensburg .. Miami

State

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Lafayette Howard Howard Warren Platte Moniteau Lewis Schuyler Marion St. Clair St. Clair DeKalb Perry

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Benton ... Davies. Saline Osage.. Boone. Henry Clark Marion Marion . Howard Howard Montgomery Scotland Pike Pike Newton Callaway Audrain .. , . Henry

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Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Illinois Illinois Missouri Missouri Iowa Ty Missouri Iowa Ty Missouri Wis.Ty Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Missouri Oregon Missouri Missouri Missouri

Date of Charter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

May, 1858 Oct. 11, 1~2 Oct. 12, 1876 Oct. 11, 1~2 Oct. 14, 1842 Aug. 7, 1866 Oct. 12, 1842 May 25, 1854 Oct. 11, 1842 Oct. 11, 1842 Oct. 15, 1842 May 25, 1854 Oct. 10, 1843 May 25,1854 Oct. 10, 1843 Oct. 12, 1843 Oct. 12, 1843 May 9,1864 Oct. 12, 1843 May 28,1856 Oct. 20, 1843 Oct. 23, 1844 Oct. 16, 1844 Oct. 16, 1844 May 25,1854 May 25,1854 Oct. 16, 1844 Oct. 13, 1892 Oct. 19, 1846 Oct. 14, 1846 Oct. 14, 1846 June 2, 1866 Oct. 12, 1893 Oct. 17, 1846 Oct. 19, 1846 May 25,1854 March 19, 1847 June 2, 1866

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Destroyed 1861, by war Surrendered Sept., 1876 Conso!. with Fayette No. 47, Feb. 6,1979 Surrendered Nov. 15, 1883 Surrendered IBM Conso!. with California No. 183, July 1, 1992 Arrested Oct., 1886, by James W. Boyd, G.M. Arrested 1866 United with G.L. Ill., 1844 United with G.L. II!., 1843 Destroyed 1861, by war Destroyed 1862, by war United with G.L. la., 1844 Surrendered Jan., 1864 United with G.L. of la., 1855 Destroyed 1861, by war United with G.L. Wisc., 1~4 Conso!. with Western Star No. 15, June 30,1990 Arrested 1851 Arrested 1894, by Harry Keene, G.M. United with Howard No., 4, April 19, 1945 Arrested 1889, by J.P. Wood, G.M. Arrested 1864 Changed to "Dickerson No. 70," 1847 Formed from "College No. 70" Changed to "Armstrong No. 70:, Oct., 1891 Conso!' with Fayette No. 47, Feb. 15, 1977 Conso!. with Florence No. 261, 1892 Conso!' with Rutledge No. 572, Oct. 18, 1982 Surrendered Oct. 18, 1897 Changed to "Ashley No. 75" Surrendered 1863, restored as 247 in 1867 Surrendered March, 1893 United with Hebron No. 354, Feb. 20,1951 Arrested Oct. 28, 1852 1st Lodge on Pac. Coast, United G.L. Ore. Surrendered Dec. 2, 1896 Destroyed 1861, by war Conso!' with Cambridge No. 63, Dec. 5, 1978

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Santa Fe. Butler .. , . Union", . Dresden, . Harrisonville, St. Catharine, . :\Iadison, Columbia. Cuba .Jackson , , Pleasant Hill. , Las Vegas. Eureka, Shelbyville. "Convenient Place :\It. Vernon, Canton. Springfield. Easton. Bogard. Bevier. Carthage, Georgetown :\1 aeon :\1acon Miami. Westport New Madrid, Las Cruces. :\loberly. PinevillE' Altamont" . Santa Fe, , Ste, Genevipve , St. Louis .. , . St. Francisville

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County Johnson.

Bates. , Franklin Pettis, , Casso Linn. Monroe Boone Crawford Cape Girardeau Casso St. Louis, , Shelby. Lawrence, Lewis, Greene, Huchanan Carroll. Macon. Jasper. Pettis, . :\lacon , . Macon, Saline" . .Jackson, . !\ew Madrid, Handolph. :\lcDonald Daviess . Ste. Genevieve. St. Louis Clark, .

State

Date of Charter

Remarks

Missouri

May 9,1850,

Destroyed 1861, by war

Ty,ofN,M, :\lissouri, Missouri. Missouri, Missouri. Missouri Missouri, Missouri. Missouri. :\lissouri, Missouri, . Ty,ofN,M. Missouri, Missouri. Calif. Ty" Missouri. , :\-Iissouri. Missouri, , . Missouri, , Missouri, . Missouri, Missouri, Missouri. Missouri. Missouri, Missouri. Missouri. Missouri, , Ty. ofN,M, Missouri. Missouri. Missouri, Ty. of~.M, Missouri, . Missouri, Missouri, ,

Oct. 14, 1847. Oct.9,1847", May 28, 1858, Oct. 14, 1847, , . Oct. 19, 1867, ,.". Oct. 12, 1847, , , , , . .June 2, 1866 , . Oct. 12, 1847. May 8, 1848. May 29, 1855, . :\lay 5,1848. :\lay 8,1848. June 2, 1866 , Oct. 17, 1878 May 10, 1848 May 10, 1848, May II, 1848. May 11, 1848. :\lay 12, 1848, , :\lay 28, 1850, . Oct. 14, 1886. :\lay 10, 1849, May 12, 1840. May 10, 1849 May 28, 1858, May 28, 1858. May 10, 1849. May 10, 1849, , :\lay 10, 1849, Oct. 19, 1867, , . Oct. 17, 1878". Oct. 22, 1896 . , Sept. 19, 1919 , , . May 8, 1851.",. 1807, by G,1. Penn" . 1809, by G.L. of Penn. :\lay 9,1850,

Closed with Mexican War ~o record except Dispensation Destroyed 1861, by war Arrested about 185fi Arrested July, 1878, by TC, Ready, C.M, Destroyed 1861, by war Consol. with Brookfield ~o, 86, Jan" IH8H Consol. with Paris Cnion No, 19, May 8,1978 Surrendered :\lay 25, 1858 Surrendered June 12, 187fi Went down during the Civil War Arrested 185:3 l:nited with G.L. N.M., 1877 Arrested Sept. 1916, by FH. .Jesse, C.M. Consol. with Shelbina No, 228, March 21,1970 Withdrew to form G,L Calif, 18.'>0 Surrendered Dec, 27, 1862 Consol. with Craft No, 287, Dec., IH98 Cnited with United ~o. 5, 18,'i7 Arrested Oct. 1886, by J. W. Boyd, G.M. Consol. with Wakanda No. 52, ~ov. 12, 1981 Consol. with Callao :"0. 38, Nov. 29, 1982 Burned out 1861 Went down 1860 Surrendered 1873 Changed to "Macon No. 106." May 26, 1864 Surrendered Feb. 10, 1857 Arrested Oct., 1886, by.1. W. Boyd, G.:\-l Destroyed during the Civil War Cnited with G.L. of XM., 1877 Consol. with Moberly ~o, 344, 1896 Arrested by Grand Lodge, 1919 United with Western Star No. 15, .June 17, 1949 United with G.L. N.M., 1877 Arrested by G.L. Penn, 1824 Arrested Surrendered 1860

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Name of Lodge

Town

Maitland . Maitland Waverly . Waverly Sibley . Sibley Border .. Southwest City Laddonia. Laddonia Daviess .. Gallatin. Barnes .. Cabool Versailles*. Versailles Helena . Helena. Hiram . St. Charles Kingston .. Kingston Boston Foster . St. Louis Erwin . Dover . Dover Triplett . Triplett Cedar . Fremont Dardenne. O'Fallon Union Star Union Star. Kirksville Kirksville .. Live Oak ... Pleasant Hill Ridgeway Lorraine. Constantine . Charleston Charleston . Charleston Barry . Cassville West Prairie. Clarkton Hume . Hume Sarcoxie . Sarcoxie Pleasant Mount . Olean Olean . Olean Ridgley . Ridgley Warrensburg . Warrensburg Braymer . Braymer Warrenton . Warrenton Prairieville . Prairieville Delphian . Birchtree Round Prairie . Newark Oregon . Forest City Smithton . Smithfield Papinsville . Papinsville

County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Holt . Lafayette . Jackson . McDonald Audrain . Daviess . Texas . Morgan . Andrew . St. Charles Caldwell . Scott . City of St. Louis .. Lafayette . Chariton . Cedar . St. Charles . Dekalb . Adair . Cass . Harrison . Mississippi . Mississippi . Barry . Dunklin . Bates . Jasper . Miller. . Miller . Platte . Johnson " ., .. Caldwell .. Warren . Pike . Shannon .. Andrew . Holt .

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State Missouri ... Missouri .. Missouri . Missouri .. Missouri .. Missouri .. Missouri .. Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Kan. Ty . Missouri .

Date of Charter . Oct. 1, 1867 May 9,1850 May 10, 1850 Oct. 15, 1874 Oct. 18, 1882 May 10, 1850 Oct. 19, 1878 May 10, 1850 Oct. 22, 1924 May 10, 1850 Oct. 19, 1867 May 10, 1850 May 9,1851. . May 20, 1850 Oct. 12, 1893 May 10, 1851. .. Oct. 19, 1867 Oct. 15, 1885 May 8,1851. Oct. 19, 1867 Oct. 17, 1878 May 8,1851. Oct. 12, 1876 May, 1852 May 28, 1858 Oct. 14, 1886 May, 1851 May 30, 1860 May 30,1860 May 7,1851. Oct. 19, 1867 Oct. 17, 1889 June, 1851. May 28,1859 Oct. 17, 1895 May 31, 1855 May 31, 1855 May, 1855 May 28,1858

Remarks

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Middlebury ........ Oriental .......... Chain of Rocks ..... Pleasant Grove ..... Flint Hill ......... John Dade ........ Modern ........... Windsor City . ... Rising Star ........ McGee........... Buffalo ........ Yancy ............ Purdy ............ Leavenworth ... .. Birming ... .... Berming .......... Linn Creek ..... Kansas .. .... Concord .. ...... Ionic ......... Spring Hill ........ Giddings .......... Cornwell ........ Johnson .......... Pacific ............ Mendota ...... ... Green City ........ Edina ............ Pleasant .... Robert Morris ...... Clifton Hill ........ Occidental ........ Maryville ......... Mirabile .......... Portageville ....... Eldorado .......... Orient Francais .... Puxico ...... Revere ........... Fairmount ........ Tuscumbia ..... Benevolence.......

Town Middlebury ...... Trenton ......... Owen .... ....... Otterville ......... FlintHill ......... Cassville ....... Humansville ...... Windsor City ...... Ebenezer. College Mound ..... Buffalo .......... Pineville .......... Purdy. Leavenworth ...... Faucett ........... Faucett ........... Linn Creek. Wayandotte ....... Concord .......... Desloge ... Spring Hill ........ Nebraska City .... Rose Hill . Greenville ........ Pacific............ Protem ........ Green City .... Edina ........... Morrisville ........ Savannah .... Clifton Hill. ..... Overland ......... Maryville ......... Mirabile ........ Portageville .... Luray ............ St. Louis City ...... Puxico ..... .... Revere .... Fairmount ........ Tuscumbia ........ Utica ............

County Mercer ...... Grundy ......... Lincoln ......... Cooper .......... St. Charles ..... Barry ........... Polk ............ Carroll ..... Greene. .. Macon .......... Dallas .......... McDonald ....... Barry ...........

. ............... Buchanan ..... Buchanan .. " ... Camden ......... .

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Callaway ........ St. Francois ...... Livingston ...... Otoe ... ........ Johnson ......... Wayne ........ Franklin ........ Taney........... Sullivan .. Knox ........... Polk ............ Andrew ......... Randolph ........ St. Louis ....... Nodaway ........ Caldwell ........ New Madrid ..... Clark ....... ...

......... ...... Stoddard ....... Clark ........... Clark ........... Miller........... Livingston .......

State Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri . Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri . Missouri ... Kan. Ty.... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Kan. Ty.... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Neb. Ty.... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri .

Date of Charter May 31, 1855 ........ Oct. 17, 1873 ................... Oct. 14, 1880 .. . ............... May 31,1855................... May 31, 1855 ................. June 1, 1855 ....... ......... Oct. 1, 1867 ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 1, 1855 .................. May, 1858 ..................... June 1, 1855 .... .............. May, 1855 ..................... June 1, 1855 .................. Oct. 7, 1884 ................... June 2, 1855 ................... May 28, 1858............ May 22, 1853............... ... May 26, 1855................... May, 1855 ............ . ...... June 1, 1855 ................... Oct. 17,1901 ................... June 1, 1860 ................... May 29, 1856....... . .......... May 28, 1856................... Oct. 19, 1867 .................. May 28, 1856................... Oct. 11, 1879 .................. Oct. 16, 1884 ................ May 29,1856................... Oct. 27, 1867 ................ May 28, 1856................... Oct. 15, 1858 ................... May 29, 1856........... May 30, 1857 ................... May 30,1857 ................... Oct. 16, 1890 ....... . ......... May 18, 1857 ................... Oct. 19, 1867 .............. Oct. 11, 1888 ................... Oct. 31,1892 ................... May 18, 1857 .................. May 18, 1857 ................... May 30, 1987 ..... ............

Remarks Arrested 1872 Conso!' with Trenton No. 111, May 20,1880 Conso!' with Moscow Mills No. 558, Oct. 1905 Conso!. with Sedalia No. 236, Dec. 3, 1993 Surrendered 1863 Destroyed 1861, by war Conso!' with Bolivar No. 195, Feb. 9, 1993 Surrendered 1855 Arrested 1898, by E. F. Allen, G.M. United with Excello No. 332, Dec., 1936 Arrested 1861 Arrested Jan. 19, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. United with Monett No. 129, April 4, 1947 United to form G.L. Kan. Conso!' with Wellington No. 22, Jan. 3, 1985 Conso!' with Wellington No. 22, Jan. 3, 1985 Destroyed 1861, by war United to form G.L. Kan. Surrendered April, 1901 Conso!' with Elvins-Ionic No. 154, May 19, 1987 Arrested Mar. 28, 1949, by H. F. Sunderland, G.M. Made no returns Destroyed 1861, by war Surrendered April 25, 1885 Arrested Jan. 1878, by T. C. Ready, G.M. Arrested June 12, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M . Conso!. with Pollock No. 349, Jan. 1, 1975 Arrested May, 1866 Conso!' with Bolivar No. 195, May 14, 1968 Surrendered 1857 Conso!' with Huntsville No. 30, July 1, 1975 Conso!' with Overland No. 623, Feb. 22, 1990 United with Nodaway No. 470, Dec. 10, 1931 Conso!' with Polo No. 232, 1889 Surrendered Charter March 5, 1964 Surrendered 1861 Surrendered Jan., 1888 Surrendered June, 1892 United with Hiram No. 362, Sept. 4,1936 Surrendered June 12, 1863 Surrendered 1863 Conso!' with Dawn No. 539, June 26, 2000

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Narne of Lodge

Town

Wolfisiand . Wolf Island . Union (Bollinger) . Wolford's Store Union . Union . Powell . Powell Sturgeon . Sturgeon Newton .. Stark City Winchester . Winchester Griswold . Bellflower Kenner . Athens Des Moines . Athens . Pyramid . St. Louis Novelty . Novelty Stewartsville . Stewartsville California . California Modern . Humansville Calhoun . Calhoun Hale City . Hale Fairfield . Fairfield Dayton . Dayton Morality . Renick Henry Clay . Millersburg Carter . Jefferson City Zerubbabel . Platte City Wilson . Pocahontas Frankford . Frankford Wellsville . Wellsville Wet Au Glaize . Wet Auglaise Quitman . Quitman Camden . Camden Washburn . Washburn Sonora . Watson Jamesport . Jamesport Ravenwood . Ravenwood Westville . Westville Pleasant Ridge . Pleasant Ridge Green Ridge . Windsor Brumley . Brumley Bent . Taos Rowley . Dearborn Rocky Mount . Camp Ford Somerset . Powersville

County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

State

Mississippi . Missouri . Bollinger . Missouri . Franklin . Missouri . McDonald . Missouri . Boone . Missouri . Newton . Missouri . Clark . Missouri . Montgomery . Missouri . Clark . Missouri . Clark . Missouri . City of St. Louis .. Missouri . Knox . Missouri . DeKalb . Missouri . Moniteau . Missouri . Polk . Missouri . Henry . Missouri . Carroll . Missouri . Benton . Missouri . Cass . Missouri . Randolph . Missouri . Callaway . Missouri . Cole . Missouri . Platte . Missouri . Cape Girardeau .. Missouri . Pike . Missouri . Montgomery . Missouri . Camden . Missouri . Nodaway . Missouri . Ray . Missouri . Barry. " . Missouri . Atchison . Missouri . Daviess . Missouri . Nodaway . Missouri . Chariton . Missouri . Missouri . Harrison . Henry . Missouri . Miller . Missouri . Ty. ofN.M.. Platte . Missouri . Utah Ty . Putnam . Missouri .

Date of Charter May 30,1857 May, 1857 Oct. 19, 1867 Oct. 13, 1892 May 30, 1857 May 30, 1857 May, 1857 May 28, 1858 May, 1858 Oct. 19, 1867 Sept. 21, 1916 May 28, 1859 May 29, 1859 May 28, 1859 May, 1859 Oct. 19, 1867 Oct. 15, 1886 Oct., 1892 May, 1859 Oct. 19, 1867 May, 1859 Oct. 13, 1881 May 28,1859 Oct. 16, 1879 May 26,1859 May 30, 1860 May, 1860 May 30, 1860 May, 1859 May, 1860 Oct. 19, 1867 May 30, 1860 Oct. 13, 1892 June 2, 1866 May, 1860 Oct. 19, 1867 Oct. 17, 1878 June 1,1860 Oct. 19, 1867 June I, 1860 May 29,1861.

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Surrendered Aug. 22, 1874 Went down 1863, by war Surrendered May, 1892 Surrendered Sept., 1903 Conso!. with Centralia No. 59, June 2, 1990i Conso!' with Granby No. 514, Dec., 1927 Destroyed 1861, by war Conso!. with Montgomery No. 246, April 18, 1978 Destroyed 1862, by war Arrested by Grand Lodge, 1916 Conso!. with Pomegranate No. 95, Feb. 11, 1998 Arrested Nov. 9, 1936, by G. W. Walker, G.M. Arrested 1894, by Harry Keene, G.M. Surrendered June, 1898 Destroyed 1861, by war Arrested 1886, by J. W. Boyd, G.M. Arrested Sept., 1892 Arrested Jan. 18, 1899, by E. F. Allen, G.M. Destroyed 1861, by war Conso!' with Moberly No. 344, Jan. 3, 1929 Arrested June 1881, by W. R. Stubblefield, G.M. Conso!' with Jefferson No. 43, 1889 Arrested June 1879, by N. M. Givan, G.M. United with Mystic Tie No. 221, Dec. 3,1938 Conso!' with New London No. 307, Feb. 11, 1972 Conso!' with Montgomery No. 246, Dec. 22, 1975 Surrendered 1862 Conso!' with Skidmore No. 511, April 23, 1973 Went down 1861, by Civil War Destroyed 1861, by war Conso\. with North Star No. 157, Feb. 23,1981 Arrested Jan. 1892, by B. H. Ingram, G.M. Conso\. with Nodaway No. 470, May 5,1980 Conso\. with Marceline No. 481, July 20,1968 Arrested 1863 Surrendered 1873 Conso\. with Iberia No. 410, June 7, 1979 Surrendered 1865 Conso\. with Camden Point No. 169, March 3, 1992 Surrendered 1862 Conso!' with Hartford No. 171, Jan. 7, 1994

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208 208 211 212 214 216 216 217 21H 219 219 219 221 222 223 223 224 227 229 229 229 231 231 232 232 233 235 235 239 240 240 242 243 244 246 248 248 249 250 250 252

Alto Vista. Salisbury .. Orion ..... Austin. Forest City. West Plains Granby . Quincy . American Good Hope Emerson. Everett . New Boston. Mystic Tie .. Farmers .. Jasper .. Woodlawn. Lamar .. Cypress. Nevada. Mitchell . Claflin. Warrenton. Cardwell. DeWitt . Lone Jack. Bucklin . Ionic . Weatherby. Spencersburg . Granville Manes. Portland .. Keystone. Middle Fabius Montgomery City. Clarkton. Rochester . Carroll . High Hill Glensted .. Alanthus.

Town Alto Vista. Salisbury. St. ,Joseph. Austin ..... Forest City. West Plains Granby. Quincy. St. Louis .. Emerson .. Everett New Boston. Oak Ridge .. LaBelle .. Sarcoxie .. Woodlawn Lamar ... Laclede. Nevada (Alpha! . Columbus Protem. Warrenton. Cardwell DeWitt ... Lone Jack. Bucklin... Rensselaer .... Weatherby. Spencersburg .. Granville. Manes . Readsville . Webster Grove. Downing . Montgomery City ... Clarkton. Helena ... Norborne. High Hill Glensted .. Alanthus Grove.

County Daviess . Chariton. Buchanan .... Casso Holt. Howell. Newton Hickory. City of St. Louis . Marion .. Casso Macon. Cape Girardeau Lewis ... Jasper. Monroe. Barton. Linn. Grundy. Johnson. Taney Warren Dunklin ... Carroll. Jackson. Linn .. Ralls Dekalb .. Pike .. Monroe. Wright. Callaway .. St. Louis .. Schuyler ... Montgomery . Dunklin. Andrew ..... Carroll. Montgomery . Morgan. Gentry ..

State Missouri . Missouri ... Missouri. Missouri . Missouri. Missouri . Missouri .. Missouri. Missouri. Missouri. Missouri .. Missouri . Missouri. Missouri ... Missouri . Missouri .. Missouri .. Missouri .. Missouri. Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri .. Missouri .. Missouri .. Missouri .. Missouri ... Missouri. Missouri .. Missouri . Missouri . Missouri .. Missouri .. Missouri .. Missouri. Missouri. Missouri .. Missouri .. Missouri . Missouri ..

Date of Charter May, 1861 . Oct. 19, 1867. May, 1861 . May, 1861 ... May 30,1861. May, 1861 . Oct. 17, 1867 May, 1861 . May 30, 1861. May, 1861 .. Oct. 15, 1868 .. Oct. 12, 1869 ... May 20, 1861. . May 30, 1861. . May, 1861 .... Oct. 19, 1867 .. May, 1861 .. May 29, 1862 . May 29, 1862 . Oct. 13, 1871 . Oct. 17, 1889 May, 1863 Oct. 19, 1899 . Oct. 27, 1863 Oct. 19, 1867 . May 26, 1864 May 26, 1864 Oct. 11, 1888 . May, 1865 May 25, 1865 . Oct. 2,1913. May 26, 1865 ... May 26, 1865. May 26,1865 . May 26, 1865 . Sept. 19, 1917 . Oct. 17, 1867. Oct. 19, 1867 . Oct., 1867 . Oct. 18, 1900. Oct. 15, 1868.

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Arrested 1865 Conso!' with Huntsville No. 30, July 1, 1982 Surrendered 1863 Destroyed 1861, by war Conso!' with Oregon ~o. 139, March 13, 1974 Surrendered 1861 Surrendered Dec., 1892 Destroyed by Civil War Conso!' with Craftsmen No. 717, March 15, 1997 Destroyed 1861, hy Civil War Conso!' with Coldwater No. 485, 1894 Surrendered 1871 Conso!' with Excelsior :\0. 441, Sept. 2i), 1997 Surrendered 1887 Destroyed 1863, by Civil War Conso!' with Madison No. 91, Aug. 1920 Destroyed 1861, hy Civil War Conso!' with Jackson No. 82, Oct. 12, 19H1 Surrendered Charter 1871 Surrendered Oct., 1888 United with Forsyth ~o. 453, June :{, 19:{9 Surrendered 1899 Conso!' with Hornersville No. 215, Feb. 1, 1999 Surrendered 1865, no returns Surrendered 1877 Conso!' with Marceline No. 481, April 15, 1982 Arrested 1889, by J. P. Wood, G.M. United with Parrott No. 308, Sept. 16. 1946 Surrendered Sept., 1881 Conso!' with Woodlawn No. 22:{, Sept., 1911 Conso!' with Mtn. Grove No. 158, Sept. 27,1929 United with Mokane ~o. 612, March 27,1953 Conso!' with Keystone-Trinity No. 243, Feb. 17, 1988 Conso!' with Queen City No. 380, June 8, 2000 Surrendered May 12, 1919 Conso!' with Malden No. 406, April 1, 1930 Arrested July 1917, by Edward Higbee, G.M. Conso!' with Wakanda No. 52, May 1, 1983 Conso!' with Jonesburg No. 457, Feb., 1899 United with Versailles No. 320, March 22, 1943 United with Stanherry No. 109, June 9, 1939

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State

Date of Charter

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2531 Lindley '1 Lindley . 253 Laredo........... Laredo . 256 Shekinah......... Festus .

Grundy \ Missouri .. Oct. 15, 1868 Grundy. . . . . . . .. Missouri... Oct. 15, 1868 Jefferson. . . . . . .. Missouri... Oct. 15, 1868

258 259 261 264 264 266 267

Mercer .. '" . Missouri Schuyler . Missouri Montgomery . Missouri Johnson . Missouri Taney . Missouri Missouri Audrain .. '" .. St. Louis Missouri

268 269 274 275 275 277 277 278 278 280 280 284 284 285 286 286 289 289 290 294 295 296 296 297 298 299 300 301

Ravanna .. Lodge of Love . Florence . Fayetteville . Kirbyville . Social . Aurora-Theodore. Roosevelt . Lodge of Truth . Rock Prairie. New Market. Tranquillity . Bunker . Index . Wm. D. Muir. . Avilla . Essex . Reeds Spring .... Lodge of Peace . Lily .... New Boston .. Earl. ..... Hesperian .. Urich . Acacia . Graham .. Fairmont . Mound City . Moniteau .. Grove . Cameron . Ozark . Marble Hill. . Temple . Doric .. White Hall .

Ravanna .. Lancaster ... New Florence. Fayetteville .. Hollister .. Martinsburg St. Louis ...

Atlanta . Macon ... Halltown . Lawrence. New Market .. Platte . Orearville . Saline Bunker " . Reynolds Index. Cass . Pilot Grove. Cooper . Bower's Mills .. Lawrence. Essex . Stoddard. Reeds Spring. Stone .... Chilhowee . Johnson .. Grant City . Worth New Boston. Linn Davies . Coffey. Virgil City .. Cedar Urich ..... Henry Clay . Paradise. Nodaway Graham .. Wyaconda ..... Clark Mound City .. Holt .Jamestown . Moniteau. " Webster Groves. St. Louis. " Cameron . Clinton . Fair Grove. Greene . Marble Hill . Bollinger .. Kansas City . Jackson ... Elkland. Webster. Barnard. Nodaway ...

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Missouri .. Missouri ... Missouri. Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . . Missouri . Missouri . . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri .

Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

15, 1868 15, 1868 5, 1886 15, 1868 18, 1900 15, 1868 15, 1868

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Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 .. Oct. 15, 1868 Sept. 29, 1915 . Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. II, 1878 Oct. 15, 1868 . Sept. 29, 1904 Sept., 1909 . " Oct. 15, 1868 . . . . . . Oct., 1868 .. '" . . . Oct. 13, 1881 Oct. 15, 1868. Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 19, 1889 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 18, 1900 Oct. 15, 1868 . Oct. 16, 1868 .. Oct. 16, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 10, 1875 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868 Sept. 15, 1868 Oct. 15, 1868

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Changed to "Laredo No. 253," 1898 Consol. with Trenton No. Ill, Dec. 6, 1984 Arrested May 23,1950, by J. M. Bradford, G.M. Charter Restored at Grand Lodge, Sept. 28, 1950 United with Mercer No. 35, Nov. 5, 1935 Consol. with Glenwood No. 427, Nov. 17, 1999 United with Montgomery No. 246, Feb. 16, 1942 Arrested January, 1900 United with Branson No. 587, Feb. 21, 1941 United with Wellsville No. 194, April 14, 1953 Consol. with Overland-Occidental No. 623, June 14, 1990 Consol. with LaPlata No. 237, March 10, 1983 Consol. with Ash Grove No. 100, Feb. II, 1922 Surrendered Oct., 1878 Consol. with Cambridge No. 63, Jan. 5, 1915 United with Salem No. 225,1936 Arrested 1877 Consol. with Wallace No. 456, Feb. 12, 1971 Arrested by G.L., 1904 Consol. with Bloomfield No. 153, Feb. 4, 1988 Surrendered April 8, 1931 Consol. with Chilhowee No. 487, Oct., 1908 Arrested Dec. 1880, by W. R. Stubblefield, G.M. Arrested 1889, by J. P. Wood, G.M. Consol. with Western Star No. 15, Dec. I, 1997 Surrendered Sept., 1888 United with Clinton No. 548, April I, 1949 Consol. with Temperance No. 438, Sept., 1899 Consol. with Rosendale No. 404, Nov. 10, 1983 Consol. with Williamstown No. 370, May 20, 1982 Consol. with Oregon No. 139, July 1, 1996 Consol. with California No. 183, June 13, 1989 Surrendered 1874 Consol. with Vincil No. 62, 1888 Arrested June 27, 1944, by W. F. Woodruff, G.M. Consol. with Trowell No. 440, Dec., 1899 Consol. with Gate City No. 522, April 6, 1999 Consol. with Webster No. 98, May 16, 1997 United with Valley No. 413, Jan. 20, 1955

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Name of Lodge Faithful. Signal .. Clarence .. Ashlar .... King Hiram Kearney .. Mt. Pleasant. Kingsville . St.Aubert . Rome Pine Altona. Rural . Osborn . Eldorado . Paulville . Chapel Hill. Amazonia. Many Springs. Morgan* ..... Jonathan Hardin ..... Cornerstone. Dockery . New Home .. Kit Carson .. Cainsville. Kennedy .... Bertrand. Lathrop . Paul Revere ...

332 Clark City 332 Ryland . 332 Excello . 3:~3 Chillicothe 336 Oak Grove 337 Malta .. 3:~8 Myrtle .. 340 Amity .. 340 Jericho.

Town

County

State

Date of Charter

Fairdealing . Minden Mines ... Clarence. Commerce. Knoxville . Kearney . Ellington. Kingsville. St. Aubert.. Rome .. Bradley. Altona .. Kansas City .. Osborn .. Luray ..... Brashear .. Chapel Hill Amazonia ... Many Springs ... Versailles. Denver . Hardin . St. Louis .. Meadville. Sprague. Elizabethtown. Cainsville ... Elmo .... Bertrand . Lathrop . Hazelwood.

Ripley. Barton. Shelby .. Scott . Ray . Clay .. Gentry. Johnson. Callaway. Douglas Ripley .. Bates .... Jackson. DeKalb . Clark. Adair. Lafayette. Andrew Oregon. Morgan. Worth .. Ray. City of St. Louis Linn . Bates . Colfax. Harrison .. Nodaway .... Mississippi . Clinton .. St. Louis.

Missouri. Missouri ... Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri . Missouri .. Missouri . Missouri ... Missouri. Missouri ... Missouri .. Missouri. Missouri . Missouri .. Missouri. Missouri .. Missouri. Missouri . Missouri. Missouri. Missouri Missouri. Ty.ofN.M. Missouri. Missouri. Missouri Missouri. Missouri .

Oct. 12, 1869. Oct. 31, 1903 Oct. 12, 1866 .. Oct. 12, 1869 .. Oct. 12, 1865 .... Oct. 12, 1869. Oct. 12, 1869 . Oct. 12, 1869 . Oct. 12, 1869 .. Oct. 11,1883. Oct. 11, 1888. Oct. 12, 1869. Oct. 12, 1869. Oct. 8,1869 .. Oct. 12, 1869. Oct. 12, 1869. Oct. 12, 1869. Oct. 15, 1890. Sept. 26, 1907 .. Sept. 19, 1917 . Oct. 12, 1869 . Oct. 12, 1869 . Oct. 12, 1869. Oct. 12, 1869 .. Oct. 12, 1879. Oct. 12, 1869 . Oct. 13, 1820 .. Oct. 30, 1870 . Oct. 16, 1879 .. Oct. 13, 1870 .. Oct. 26, 1923 ..

Clark City Berlin . Excello . Chillicothe. Pink Hill . Malta Bend .. Millville ... Smithton. Jericho ....

Clark .... Gentry. Macon .. Livingston. Jackson Saline .. Ray . Pettis. Cedar ...

Missouri. Missouri . Missouri. Missouri .. Missouri ... Missouri. Missouri .. Missouri ... Missouri.

Oct. 12, 1870 .. Oct. 14, 1875. Sept. 29, 1904 . Oct. 12, 1869 . Oct. 12,1870. Oct. 13, 1871. Oct. 13, 1870 .. Oct. 13, 1870. Oct. 16, 1884.

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Remarks Surrendered June, 1903 United with Lamar No. 292, March 14, 1945 Arrested Aug. 26, 1921, by W. F. Johnson, G.M. Surrendered Charter, Dec. 13, 1976 United with Polo No. 232, Feb. 24, 1932 Consol. with Liberty No. 31, June 8, 1992 Consol. with Stanberry No. 109, 1886 Surrendered Sept. 2, 1922 Surrendered Dec. 14, 1882 Consol. with Ava No. 26, March, 1888 Consol. with Composite No. 369, Nov. 18, 1961 Arrested March 1896, by A. M. Hough, G.M. Consol. with Temple No. 299, April 21, 1987 Consol. with Vinci! No. 62, Sept., 20, 1971 Consol. with St. Francisville No. 588, Aug. 6,1992 Consol. with Colony No. 168, Oct. 21,1999 Surrendered Sept. 14, 1889 Consol. with Savannah No. 71, April 1907 Consol. with Alton No. 255, Sept. 1917 Consol. with Versailles No. 117, Oct. 18, 1923 Surrendered Jan 31, 2000 Consol. with Wakanda No. 52, Jan. 9, 1975 Consol. with Benj. Franklin No. 642, Aug. 1, 1984 Consol. with Jackson No. 82, Oct. 25, 1993 Consol. with Foster No. 554, March, 1898 Arrested 1878, by T. C. Ready, G.M. Consol. with Bethany No. 97, Dec. 10, 1991 Arrested July 31,1944, by W. F. Woodruff, G.M. Arrested March 12, 1923, by B. S. Lee, G.M. Arrested May 1879, by N. M. Givan, G.M. Consol. with Paul Revere Prol,'Tess No. 657, March 28, 1996 Surrendered 1875 Arrested Sept. 10, 1904, by W. i'~ Kuhn, G.M. Consol. with Censer No. 172, Dec. 27, 1982 United with Friendship No. 89, Oct. 6. 1939 Surrendered Oct. 3, 1873 Arrested Jan., 1887, by G. R. Hunt, G.M. Consol. with Richmond No. 57, Sept. 23, 1921 Surrendered Jan., 1884 Arrested Oct. 1894, by Harry Keene, G.M.

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Narne of Lodge Relief Rockville . Agricola . Landmark . Spring Creek America Ash Grove Cimarron Wadesburg Lone Star Tyrian Mosaic Ben Franklin Benton Phelps Young's Creek Auxvasse Comfort Northwest Garrett King David Warsaw Unanimity Craig Non Pareil Mandeville Amity Golden Rule Wilderness Plumb Kilwinning Warsaw Berlin Coatesville Richland Mt. Ararat Harmony Boone East Prairie

Town . Republic Rockville Petersburg Kennett . Lecoma . Bates. " . Ash Grove . Cimarron . Creighton . Lone Star . Johnstown . Belleview . Savannah . St. Louis . . Phelps City . Rowena . Auxvasse . Rocky Comfort . Tarkio. " . Arcola . Kansas City . Warsaw . Weston . Craig . East Lynne . Mandeville . Filley . Jonesburg . Wilderness . Middletown . Downing . Warsaw . Fairport . Coatesville . Richland . Topaz. " . Vibbard . Columbia . East Prairie

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State

Greene . Missouri . Bates . Missouri . Henry . Missouri . Dunklin . Missouri . Dent . Missouri . St. Louis . Missouri . Greene . Missouri . Colfax . Ty. ofN.M.. Cass . Missouri . Gentry . Missouri . Bates . Missouri . Iron . Missouri . Andrew . Missouri . City of St. Louis .. Missouri . Atchison . Missouri . Audrain . Missouri . Callaway . Missouri . McDonald . Missouri . Atchison . Missouri . Dade . Missouri . Jackson . Missouri . Benton . Missouri . Platte . Missouri . Holt . Missouri . Cass . Missouri . Carroll . Missouri . Cedar . Missouri . Montgomery . Missouri . Oregon . Missouri . Montgomery . Missouri . Schuyler . Missouri . Benton . Missouri . DeKalb . Missouri . Schuyler . Missouri . Pulaski . Missouri . Douglas . Missouri . Ray . Missouri . Boone . Missouri . Mississippi . Missouri .

Date of Charter Oct. 13, 1870 May 10,1900 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 16, 1884 Sept. 19, 1919 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 14, 1875 Oct. 2, 1882 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 12, 1870 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 13 1870 Oct. 14, 1886 Oct., 1870 Oct. 13, 1881 Oct. 15, 1891 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 16, 1884 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 13, 1870 Oct. 17, 1873 Oct. 13,1871 Oct. 22, 1896 Oct. 16, 1872 Oct. 13, 1874 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 10, 1894 March 19, 1906 Oct.,1871 Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 19, 1898 Oct.,1871 Oct. 17, 1901 Sept. 1, 1904

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Surrendered May, 1899 Conso!. with Star No. 419, Aug. 23, 1963 United with Clinton No. 548, Dec. 10, 1943 Arrested March 1879, by N. M. Givan, G.M. Surrendered Oct. 19, 1918 Conso!. with Good Hope No. 218, May 5, 1990 Arrested 1872 Surrendered 1879 Arrested Sept. 17, 1849, by H. F. Sunderland, G.M. Arrested Jan. 25, 1984, by L. A. Hall, G.M. United with Montrose No. 408, Aug. 28, 1950 Conso!. with Star of the West No. 133, Oct. 25,1997 Conso!. with Savannah No. 71, July, 1886 Arrested 1905, by L. B. Valliant, G.M. Surrendered 1881 Conso!. with Hebron No. 354, July, 1891 United with Fulton No. 48, June 26, 1933 Arrested Jan. 19, 1884, by L. A. Hall, G.M. Conso!' with North Star No. 157, Feb. 23, 1998 Conso!. with Washington No. 87, Jan. 27, 1970 Surrendered 1879 Arrested Sept. 1888, by W. M. Williams, G.M. Surrendered 1879 Arrested Jan. 10, 1883, by C. C. Woods, G.M. Conso!. with Jewel No. 480, Feb. 13, 1979 Arrested Jan. 14, 1896, by A. M. Hough, G.M. Conso!' with Clintonville No. 482, Feb. 1906 Surrendered June, 1892 United with Pine No. 314, May 9,1936 Arrested Sept. 1888, by W. M. Williams, G.M. Conso!. with Middle Fabius No. 244, Oct., 1894 Arrested Feb. 1906, by A. S. Houston, G.M. Conso!' with Parrott No. 308, July 27, 1984 Conso!. with Glenwood No. 427, 1881 Arrested Feb. 1898, by F. J. Tygard, G.M. United with Pilot Knob No. 182, Jan. 27, 1940 Conso!' with Clay No. 207, June, 1899 Conso!. with Twilight No. 114, May 12, 1904 Conso!' with Charleston No. 407, July 14, 1988

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:"arne of Lodge Reynolds .. Alexander ... Dnyton. Chula Arcana. Marionville. Dagan. Lucerne Latimer Hntfipld Wpstprn Light Centre Carterville. Gavpl . I\Ialta. Alexandria .. Rosendnle. Meridian Sun. Everton. :'Ilaldpn Huraea. Houston. Koyal :'I10ntrosl' .. Unity ..... Civil Bend Louisville. .Joppa. Valley

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Cache Covenant ... Clear Creek Stnr. Itaska .. Euclid. Urbnna Newburg ... Galt. Cedal' City. Green Kidge .. Leesville

Town Centprville .. Bedford Dayton. Chula. Harris Marionville .. Mendon. Lucerne. Licking Hatfield. Louisburg. Lebanon. Carterville. :-<ew Cambria. Maltn Bend. Alexandria. Kosendale Austin Everton. Malden. Hannihal Wellington. Mooresville l\Iontrose Richmond Civil Bend. Louisville Hartville . Bolckow ... Hunnewell. St. Louis. Carrollton. Lincoln Taberville St. Louis .. Versailles Urbann. Compptition. Galt .. Cedar City. Green Ridge . Leesville .

County

State

Reynolds .... Missouri. Livingston. Missouri Casso . Missouri. Missouri. Livingston. Sullivan. Missouri. Lawrence .. Missouri. Chariton. :'IIissouri Putnam. :'I1issouri .. Tpxas ... Missouri. Harrison. ;"Iissouri. Dnllas. Missouri ... Laclede. :'I1issouri. .Jasper .. Missouri. Macon. Missouri. Saline Missouri. Missouri. Clark. Missouri. Andrew Casso Missouri Dade .. Missouri Dunklin. :'Y1issouri .. Marion Missouri. ;"lissouri. Lafayettl' ... l.ivingston ;"lissouri .. Henry. :'1'1 issouri . Ray. Missouri. Daviess Missouri. Missouri. Lincoln Wright. Missouri Andrew. Missouri. Shelby ... Missouri .. St. Louis. Missouri. Cnrroll Missouri. Benton Missouri. St. Clair. :'Ilissouri. City of St Louis .. :'Ilissouri. :'I1organ .. :Ylissouri. Dallas .. ;"lissouri .. ;"lissouri. Laclede Grundy. ~lissouri .. Callaway. Missouri. Pettis ... Missouri. Hpnry Missouri.

Date of ChartPr Oct. 13, 11l1l7 . Oct. 13. 1870. Oct. 1:3, 1871 . Oct. 13, 1871 .. Oct. 13, 1871 . Nov. 21,1871. Oct. 13, 1871 Oct. 21,190:3 Oct 13. 11171 . Oct. 19, 1898 . Oct 13,1871 Oct 13. 11171 . Oct. 12, 189:3 Oct. 13. 11171 . Oct. 17, 1901 .. Oct. 13,1871. Oct. 22, 1896. Oct. 13, 11l71 .. Oct. 15. 188" Oct 13. 1881 Oct 13. 11l71. Oct. 13. 1871 . Oct 17,187H Oct 1:3,11l71. Oct. 13, 1871 . Oct. 17. 187R. Oct. 17, 1902. Oct. 16, 1872 . Oct. 17, 11l7:3. Oct. 12, 11171 . Oct. 14. 1871. Oct. 12, 1872 .. Oct. 16, 1872. Oct. 16, 1872. Oct. 16, 1872 . Oct. 12, 1872. Oct. 15, 1HR6. Oct. 16. 1872 . Oct. Ifi, 1890 . Oct. 17, 11l72. Sept. 29, 1904 . Oct. 16, 1H72

Remarks Consol. with Hopewell :\0. 239, May, 1899 Consol. with Hale No. 184, Oct., 1887 United with Index No. fi4, Jan. 24. 1941 Arrested March 28, 1949, by H. F. Sunderland, G.M. Surrendered Charter, April 29, 198:3 United with Canopy :\0. 284, .Jan. 5,1945 Surrendered Dec., 1902 Surrendered 19:36 Arrested Oct. 21,1897, by G.L. Consol. with Lodge of Light No. 2,,7, Feb. 17, 19:Jl Consol. with Riddick No..361, Dec. 22,1992 Consol. with LacedI' No. R:J, 189:1 Consol. with Webb City ii12, Jan. 1,2001 Surrendered Oct.. 1900 Consol. with Trilumina No. 205, .Jan. 1, 196R Arrested Oct. 22, lR96, by G.L Consol. with Savannah No. 71, :"ov. 5, 1992 Arrested Aug. 1885, by R. F. Stevenson. G.M Consol. with Washington No. 87, Dpc. 23,1986 with Four Mile No. 212. Sept. 17, 1991l Consol. with Hannibal :\0. 11lll, 1RRO Destroyed by fire Dec 19. 187:3 Arrested Aug. 1893, by J. H. Parson, G;"1 Consol. with Clinton ;-';0. ii48, May 8,197:3 Surrenderpd 1876 Arrested Oct. 1899, by E. F. Allen, G.:'I1. Consol. with Silex No. 7ii, Oct. 28,1977 Consol. with :-<orwood No. 622, .June 6, 1991 Consol. with Rosendalp No. 404, Oct. 26, 1981 Consol. with Shelbina No. 228, March 18, 199H Gardenville No. 644, April 22, 1999 Conso!' with Wakanda No. 52, 1880 United with Shawnee;-';o 65:1, Feb 24,1933 Consol. with Clintonville No. 4H2, Dec. R, 1994 Conso!' with Meridian No.2, Oct. 7, 1968 Conso!' with Versailles No. 117, 1885 Consol. with Hermitage 1\0. 2HH, Dec. 7, 1991 Arrested March 29. 1890. by T. Brace, G.:'II. Conso!' with Trenton No. 111, Ope. 7,1978 Arrested 1904. by C.L. Conso!' with Granite No. 272, July 1". 1977 Arrested Oct. 1886, by G.L.

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:-';ame of Lodge

426 426 428 428 430 430 431 432 432 432 433 434 435 436 436 436 437 437 442 442 443 44fi 445 446 447 447 449 449 4fi1 451 452 454 454 45fi 4fi5 457 458 461 462 463 464

Sedgwickville. Rothville .......... Louisville ..... Pittsville ........ Iron Mountain .. Winona ...... ... Cement. .. ...... Dauphine. ...... ..... Black Oak. Competition .. Silent Temple ..... Wheeling. ..... St. Nicholas ....... LaMonte ....... ... Ash Grove. Gothic ...... ..... Tuscumhia. ... Lafayette. Mt. Lebanon. ..... Burlington ... Anchor ........ West Gate .. ..... Westgate .......... Greenfield. Fairview .......... Jacoby ...... ..... Piedmont ......... ..... Bois d'Arc. Argyle. .. ..... Raymore ..... .... Verona ........... Benton ........... Cecil ............. Barnesville ....... Hinton ........... Triple Tie ......... Melville ... ...... Cowgill. .... Santa Fe. ...... Lake ............. Aullville ..........

Town Sedgwickville ..... Rothville ..... Louisville ......... Holden ..... Iron Mountain. .. Winona ........... Halfway .......... Dauphine ......... Preston. . ... Competition ...... Macon .... ...... Wheeling ........ Cave Spring ...... LaMonte......... Ash Grove .... Alexandria ..... Tuscumbia ........ Corder .. .. Mt. Moriah ... Burlington ..... Crestwood ...... ' . 8t. Louis ...... .. Kirkwood ....... Greenfield ........ Browning .... Darlington ... Piedmont ........ Bois d'Arc ... . .. Nevada. Raymore ......... Verona .... ..... Lincoln ...... .. Cottonwood Pt. ... Ellington ......... Hinton ....... Brazeau ....... Dadeville .. . .... Caruthersville. .. Santa Fe......... Cunningham ...... Concordia ......

County Bollinger ..... Chariton ........ Lincoln ......... ,Johnson ..... .. Iron ......... Shannon ........ Polk ............ Osage........... Hickory ......... Laclede ......... Macon. . ....... Livingston ....... Greene ....... .. Pettis ........... Greene .......... Clark ..... Miller. ...... Lafayette ........ Harrison .... .. Nodaway .... St. Louis ........ City of St. Louis . St. Louis ...... Dade. ........ Linn ............ Gentry .......... Wayne ......... Greene .......... Vernon .. , ....... Casso . . ....... Lawrence .. Benton ...... Pemiscot ........ Reynolds ........ Boone........... Perry ........... Dade ........... Pemiscott ........ Monroe ......... Chariton ........ Lafayette ........

State Missouri. Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri. Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri. Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri. Missouri ... Missouri. Missouri. Missouri ... Missouri. " Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri. Missouri .. Missouri ... :vIissouri. Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri .. Missouri .. Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri .. Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri. Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ...

Date of Charter Oct. 14, 1886 .. ............... Oct. 21, 1897 ................... Oct. 16, 1872 ................... Oct. 19, 1898 ................... Oct. 16, 1872 ......... . ........ Oct. 10, 1894 .................. Oct. 16, 1872 ................... Oct. 17,1873 ................... Oct. 13, 1881 .................. Oct. 15, 1891 .................. Oct. 16, 1872 ................... Oct. 17, 1873 ................... Oct. 16, 1872 ................... Oct. 16, 1872 .................. Oct. 13, 1881 ................... Oct. 19,1898 ................... Oct. 16, 1872 ................. April 6, 1887 ................... Oct. 16, 1872 .................. Oct. 13, 1831 ......... ............. Oct. 16,1872 .... Oct. 16, 1872 ................... Oct. 11, 1888 ................... Oct., 1873 ................. .. Oct., 1873 ..................... Aug. 17, 1901 .................. Oct. 16, 1872 ................... Oct. 16, 1884 ................... Oct. 16, 1872 ................... Oct. 13, 1892 ................... Oct. 16, 1872 ........... . ..... Oct. 16, 1872 ........... ....... Oct. 16, 1884 .................. Oct. 16, 1872 .................. Sept. 29, 1904 .................. Oct. 17, 1873 ....... ... ....... Oct. 17, 1873 ................... Oct. 16, 1872 ............. . ... Oct. 17, 1873 ................... Oct. 17, 1873 ................... Oct. 17, 1873 ...................

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Name of Lodge

464 465 465 466 466 468 472 474 475 447 478 479 479 480 481 483 485 487 487 488 491 493 494 495 495 497 498 498 499 499 500 502 503 505 505 507 510 510 513 513 514 516

Concordia ......... Silver City ........ Gaynor City ....... Centre View ..... Southwest ..... Red Oak .......... Pickering ......... Guilford ... ...... Golden. ..... ,Jacoby ....... ... Racine ...... ... Triangle. Rich Hill .......... Union ....... ... Clinton ....... Irish Grove ........ Paragon. ....... Herndon. ..... Chilhowee......... Lock Springs ..... Pittsville ....... .. Vernon .......... Lewistown ..... Globe ........ ... West Prairie ...... Strafford. . ....... Kaseyville ......... Pee Dee ... ' " Paynesville ... .. Harmony .... ... Jameson .......... Philadelphia .. ... Prairie Home. .... Avalon ........... Euclid ....... Clearmont ........ Biswell ........... New Hampton. ... Chariton ......... Senath ...... ... Exeter .......... Milford ........

Town Concordia ......... Silver City ........ Parnell ........... Centre View ....... Southwest City ... Red Oak ........ Pickering ......... Guilford .......... Golden City ....... Darlington ..... Seneca ..... . .... Butler....... .... Rich Hill ......... LaJunta ... ...... Clinton .... ...... Milton .. ...... Green Ridge ...... Herndon ... ' " Chilhowee ..... .. Lock Springs ...... Pittsville ........ Bronaugh ..... ... Lewistown ....... Louisiana. . ... Clarkton .......... Strafford ........ Kaseyville .... ... Musselfork. ...... Paynesville........ St. Louis .......... Jameson ..... " .. Philadelphia ... .. Prairie Home ...... Bedford ..... " .. Crestwood ..... Clearmont ........ Browning ......... New Hampton .... Guthridge Mills .... Senath ........... Exeter ........... Milford ....... ...

County

State

Lafayette ........ Grant. ......... :-.lodaway ........ Johnson .... .. McDonald ...... Lawrence ... Nodaway ...... Nodaway ........ Barton .......... .... Gentry. Newton ......... Bates ... . ... Bates ....

.............. Henry .......... .... Atchison Pettis .. . .. Saline .......... Jackson. Davies .......... Johnson ......... Vernon ........ Lewis ...... ' " Pike ............ Dunklin. ..... Greene ...... ' " Macon ..... ' " Chariton ...... Pike. .......... St. Louis ... ' " Davicss. . ...... Marion .......... Cooper .... . ... Livingston .... St. Louis ........ Nodaway ...... Linn ............ Harrison ........ Chariton ...... Dunklin ..... Barry ......... Barton .......... '"

Missouri ... Ty. ofN.M .. Missouri .. Missouri ... Missouri .. Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri. Missouri. Missouri. . Missouri ... Missouri .. Ty.ofN.M .. Missouri. " Missouri. Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri . Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri. Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri. Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri .. Missouri ... Missouri . Missouri .. Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ..

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Oct. 17, 1873 ...... ..... . .... · . Consol. with Barbee No. 217, Jan. 27,1978 Oct. 17,1873 ............... · . Surrendered and United with G.L. of N.M., 1882 Oct. 12, 1882 .... ...... . .. · . Arrested Mar. 6, 1944, by W. F. Woodruff, G.M. Oct. 17, 1873 .. ... . ........ · . Arrested Nov. 1889, by T. Brace, G.M. Oct. 15, 1890 ............. . ... . Consol. with Anderson No. 621, July 2, 1996 Oct. 16, 1873 ............. . ... · . United with LaRussell No. 592, April 29, 1949 Oct. 17,1873 ............... · .. Consol. with Xenia No. 50, Dec. 17, 1981 Oct. 15, 1874 .. ..... ' " . .. · . United with Nodaway No. 470, Dec. 14, 1944 Oct. 15, 1874 . ............... · . Consol. with Lockwood No. 521, April 10, 1969 Oct,. 17, 1901 ..... ........... · . Consol. with McFall Gentryville No. 125, Oct. 7, 1996 Oct. 15, 1874 ... .... ....... · . Arrested 1942, by H. C. Johnston, G.M. Oct. 15, 1874 .............. ... · . Surrendered Oct., 1877 Oct. 29, 1881 . .... ........... · . Consol. with Butler No. 254, Dec. 28,1987 Oct. 15, 1874 ... .... . .... · .. United with G.L. of N.M., 1877 ... · . Arrested 1889, by J. P. Wood, G.M. Oct. 15, 1874 ...... Oct. 15, 1874 ................ · . Changed to "Fairfax No. 483," 1894 Oct. 15, 1874 .. .............. · . Surrendered 1879 Oct. 15, 1874 ...... .... ... · . Arrested March, 1906, by A. S. Houston, G.M. Sept. 6, 1906 . ................ · . Consol. with Corinthian No. 265, Oct. 6, 1986 Oct. 15, 1874 .. ..... . ........ · . Consol. with Jamesport No. 584, Jan. 2, 1989 Oct. 15, 1874. ..... · . Arrested 1875 Oct. 12, 1876. . ............. · .. United with Hermon No. 187, Jan. 26, 1943 Oct. 12, 1876 ......... ' " .... Consol. with Monticello No. 58, Dec. 12, 1974 Oct. 12, 1876 .. . .... . .. · . Consol. with Perseverance No. 92, 1890 Oct. 15, 1890 .......... ..... · .. Arrested Dec. 1894, by J. B. Thomas, G.M. Oct. II, 1877 . ................ · . Arrested Sept. 1906, by A. S. Houston, G.M. Oct. 11, 1877 .. ..... . .. · . Surrendered Jan., 1898 Oct. 19, 1898 ... .... · .. United with Westville No. 202, Jan. 16, 1943 Oct. II, 1877 ......... . ...... .. Consol. with Clarksville No. 17, May 5,1917 Sept. 17, 1917 .. . ... Consol. with Craftsmen No. 717, March 15, 1997 ..... Oct. 11, 1877 ........ · .. Consol. with Gallatin No. 106, Feb. 14, 1984 Oct. II, 1877 .................. · . Consol. with Ewing No. 577, July 11, 1996 Oct. 13, 1881 ............ ..... · . Consol. with Cooper No. 36, Feb. 23, 1999 Oct. 12, 1882 . . ............... · . Consol. with Wheeling No. 434, March 8,1917 Sept. 21, 1918 ................. · . Consol. with Magnolia No. 626, Aug. 24, 1989 Oct. 12, 1882 .. . ........ ..... · . Consol. with Xenia No. 50, May 17, 1979 Oct. 12, 1882 .............. . .. · . Surrendered June 20, 1925 Oct. 28, 1925 .................. .. Consol. with Bethany No. 97,Jan. I, 1994 Oct., 1882 ............ ....... · . Surrendered Marcy, 1899 Oct. 22, 1902 .................. · . Consol. with Hornersville No. 215, Jan. 2, 1989 Oct. 12, 1882 ............... . ... Arrested March 1901, by C. Wells, G.M Oct. 12, 1882 .. ............. · . Consol. with Lamar No. 292, Jan. I, 1970

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Narne of Lodge

517 518 519 519 520 520 521 523 523 524 525 529 529 530 530 533 537 541 542 542 543 544 544 546 546 547 552 553 556 557 560 562 567 569 574 580 581 583 584 585 589 589 592

Seligman ......... Oriental .......... Turney ........... Crane ............ Toltee ............ Clifton Heights .... Lockwood ......... Kidder ........... Stinson ..... , ..... Spickardsville ..... Cunningham ...... Niangua .......... Apollo ............ Ritchey ........... Peculiar .... , ..... Walker ........... Bethel ............ Franklin .......... Ferguson.......... Ferguson-Berkeley .. Fides ............. Mexico ..... , .... Algabil ........... Prairie Hill ........ Orient ............ Southgate ......... Calhoun .......... Clarksburg ........ Prairie ........... Blairstown ........ Nelson ........... Deepwater ........ Miller ............ TifTCity .......... LaMonte .......... Houston ...... '" . Illmo ............. Novinger...... " .. Red Bird .......... Shamrock ......... Duncan ........... Grove Spring ...... Stoutsville .......

Town Seligman ....... Blackburn ........ Turney ........... Crane ............ Mexico ........... St. Louis .......... Lockwood ......... Kidder ........... Stinson ........... Spickard.......... Sumner .......... Niangua .......... Creve Coeur ....... Ritchey .. , ........ Peculiar .......... Walker ........... Bethe\. ........... St. Clair .......... Ferguson ......... Ferguson ......... Kansas City .... Mexico ........... St. Louis .......... Prairie Hill ....... Kansas City ....... Kansas City ....... Calhoun .......... Clarksburg........ Gilman ........... Blairstown ........ Nelson ........... Deepwater ........ Miller ............ TifT City .......... Lamonte.......... Gant ............. Scott City ......... Novinger ......... Red Bird .......... Auxvasse ......... Duncan .......... Grove Spring ... Stoutsville .....

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County Barry ......... Saline .......... Clinton ......... Stone ........... ................

St. Louis ........ Dade ........... Caldwell ........ Lawrence........ Grundy ......... Chariton ........ Webster ......... St. Louis ........ Newton ......... Cass ............ Vernon .......... Shelby .......... Franklin ........

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Jackson ......... Audrain ......... St. Louis ..... '" Chariton ........ Jackson ...... Jackson ...... Henry .......... Moniteau ........ Harrison ........ Henry .......... Saline .......... Henry ....... Lawrence ........ McDonald ....... Pettis ........... Audrain ......... Scott ........... Adair ...... Gasconade ....... Callaway ........ Webster ......... Wright .......... Monroe .........

State Missouri . Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Rep. of Mex. Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ... Missouri ...

Date of Charter Oct. 12, 1882 ................... Oct. 11, 1883 ................... Oct. 11, 1883 ................... Oct. 22, 1896 ................. Oct. 11, 1883 ................... Oct. 10, 1894 ................... Oct. 11, 1893 ................... Oct. 16, 1884 ................... Oct. 22, 1902 ................... Oct. 16, 1886 ................... Oct. 16, 1884 ................... Oct. 15, 1885 ... .. .. .. . . . .. . . Sept. 18, 1918 .................. Oct. 15, 1885 ................... Sept. 21, 1916 .................. Oct. 12, 1887 ................... Oct. 11, 1888 ................. Oct. 16, 1889 ...................

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Oct. 15, 1890. . . . ............. Oct. 15, 1890 ................... Sept. 19, 1917 .................. Oct. 15, 1890 ................... Sept. 22, 1920 .................. Oct. 15, 1990 ................... Oct. 15, 1891 ................ Oct. 15, 1891 ................... Oct. 13, 1892 ................... July 4, 1882 .................... Oct. 12, 1893 ................... Oct. 17, 1895 ................... Sept. 29, 1904 .................. Sept. 29, 1904 .................. Sept. 29, 1905 .................. Sept. 27, 1906 .................. Sept. 27, 1906 .................. Sept. 27, 1906 .................. Sept. 27, 1905 .................. Sept. 27,1906 .................. Sept. 26, 1907 .................. Sept. 26, 1907 .................. Sept. 26, 1907 ..................

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State

Date of Charter

LaRussell. . LaRussell · .Jasper . . . :\lissouri. . Sept. 21,1921. Hlodgl'tt .. Blodgett .. · Scott . l\Iissouri.. Oct. 17, 1907 .. ('ecil . . . .. Cottonwood Point . · Pemiscot . . . .. Missouri. .. Sept. :30, 1908 . Cole Camp. . .. Cole Camp · . Benton. . Missouri. Oct. 28. 1926. Emmanuel ... Bado. · Texas. . . ... Missouri Oct. 2,1913. Bosworth . . . Bosworth · Carroll. . Missuuri Sept. 13,1908. Elvins .... Flat River. · St. Francois. Missuuri Sept. 30, 1908 Morehous,' . . . !\Iorehouse . · New Madrid. . . :\lissouri Sept. 20, 1909 Strasburg Strasburg · Cass. . :\lissuuri . Sept. 29, 1909 .. Craig Craig. · Holt. . . . Mis;;ouri. Sept. 29, 1909 . \'ictory . . . Pomona · Howell. . . . Missouri. .. Sept. 28.1910 CenU'rtown . Centertown · . Cole . :\lissouri . Sept. 28. 1910 . Marion. Mercer. · Mercer. . Mi;;souri. Sept. 28, 1911 .. Fairview. . ... Fairview. · Newton. . . Missouri Sept. fi, 1912 . Maple . Neelyville .. · Hutler . :\lissuuri May 29. 1912 Wallace Park ... \Val1ace. · Buchanan :\-lissouri.. Oct. 2. 191:~ :\Iounch-ille. . . . Muundville · Vernon. . . . :"Iissouri . . Oct. 2, 1913 .. Tower C;ro\'l'. . St. Louis .. · City ofSt. Louis .. Missuun . Oct. 2,191:3. Steele. . Steele. · Pemiscut . . . :\Iissouri .... Oct. 1. 1914 Tuscumbia . Tuscumhia. · :\Iiller.. . .. :\lis'l,uri Oct. 1, 1914 .. Weaubleau Weaubleau · Hickory. . . Missuuri .. Oct. 1, 1914. .Jennings. .Jpnnings · St. Luuis Missouri. Sept. 21. 19Hi . Trinitv . St. Louis · St. Louis. Missouri. . Sept. 21. 1916 ;-';orth~'ast . . Kansas Citv · Jackson. . Missuuri . April 19, 1916. Clever ... Cle\'er. . · Christian . Missouri.. Sept. 18, 191H . :\uel :\oel . · McDonald . lI.lissouri '" Sept. 22. 1920 Elmer. Elmer. · . :\Iacon . . . :\-lissuuri ... Sept. 22, 1920 . St. Louis . Mi;;souri. Sept. 22, 1920 . Cnivl'rsity .. Clayton · ]'I,'ew Madrid . l\lissouri Sept. 22, 1920 Parma . Parma (;le\'Cland. Cleveland. · . Cass . Missuuri Sept. 22, 1920 . · City ofSt. Louis ... Missouri. . Sept. 21,1921. Pilgrim. . . St. Louis ... · City of 8t. Louis. . Missouri.. . Sept. 21. 1921 . Communwealth' . St. Louis · . St. Louis .. :\lissouri .... Oct. fi, 1921. Paul Revere·Progress Florissant Puritv . ('ren' Co,'ur. · St. Louis. . . . :\lissuuri '" Sept. 21,1921. City of St. Louis ... Missouri.. Oct. 17, 1923. Theodofl' !{OOS,'\'l'ltc . Cni\'ersity City. · Shelhy . . . Missouri. .. Oct. 22, 1924. Clarl'ncf>. . Clarence · Polk. . . :\Iissuuri '" Oct. 26,1927. Aldrich Aldrich · Pemiscott ..... .. Missouri. Sept. 2. 19fi 1 . Wardell. Wardell · ]'I,'ew :\ladrid . . . Missouri Sept. 30, 1932 . Lilbourn. . Lilbourn · St. Louis :\lissouri Sept. 29, 1953 . Berkely. . Ferguson · St. LoUIS . :\-tissouri. . Sept. 27,1961 .... Crestwood ... Cn'stwood . · Iron. . . . . Missouri .... Feb. 1, 1980. Viburnam Viburnam · St. Louis. . Missouri.. Sept. 28, 1987 . Lewi;; and Chrk St. .John ..

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Fielding A. Poe . Thomas K. McGuire, Jr . Daniel R. Quesenberry .. Robert J. Crede . William H. Chapman .. Bruce R. Austin . Gus O. Nations K. Roger Pennel . John Hess . Dale C. Motter .. Frank P. Wilfiey, Jr. Thomas H. McCrackin, III . Bob L. Detherow Robert M. Fenlon Carnell Cutbirth Arlie Hall . Larry F. Barriner . . Alvin J. Lauener Teddie E. Harrison . 1. Marion W. Dey .

Florissant . Springfield . Raytown Jefferson City Webster Groves Charlston St. Louis Fairfax . Liberty . Kirksville . Laddonia . St. Louis . Springfield Mexico. Galena Pineville . St. Louis Joplin . Independence Columbia

GRAND LODGE

Grand Representative

. Alabama .. Horace Hampton . . Alaska . Stanley R. Foulke . . A. Sherns . Douglas · Alberta . . Argentina . . Henry Burkhead . . . Arizona. Jack P. Turner . . · Arkansas . Jack Stockburger . . Dr. Leo Kandel . . . Austria . Bernard Clarinval . . Belgium .. . Brazil-Acre ... . Brazil-Algoss .. Isaac Samuel De Carval Ho Nacimento. · . Brazil-Amazonas Renan Correa Peixoto . · ... Brazil-Bahia . Joso Antonio de Souza Filmo . . . Jesus Navaez DaSilva .... · . Brazil-Brasilia .. · .. Brazil-Ceara ... Jose Aroujo DeVasconcelos .... . . Brazil-Espirito Santo , . . · ... Brazil-Goias . Osman Furtado . · Brazil-Mato Grosso . Bartholomeu Augusto de Vasconcellos Dias .. Brazil-Mato Grosso do Sui . Walter Rossi . . .. Brazil-Rio de Janeiro . . Ulysses U. Bittencourt . . Brazil-Rio Grand do Norte. Waldisar Queiroga e Silva . .. Brazil-Rio Grande do Sui ... Valnyr Goulart Jacques Advance. . . . . . . . Brazil-Minas Gerais .. Claud F. Stephens. Ronaldo Braga . Rich Hill. . . . . . . .. . Brazil-Maranhao . Gary K. Brown ... Joaquim Elids Fiho . ........................... Brazil-Para . Jorge H.S. DeMatos . Piedmont. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Brazil-Parana W. Marion Luna .. . . Arnaldo Mazza, Jr Farmington. . . . . .. . Brazil-Paraiba . Dennis C. McGuire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Brazil-Pernambuco. Fernando Pinto de Araujo Joseph E. Manson Keytesville...... . Brazil-Piaui . Matthew W. Cobban. . . . . . . . . . . . .. Springfield Brazil-Rondonia. . . .. . . Cyrillo Lepoldo Carva Lhode Silva "eves .. . Brazil-Roraima . Ivonisio Damasceno Gary J. Barron. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Kansas City. . . . . Robert L. Harder . . . . . . . . . . . . .. St. Louis. . . . . . . .. . Brazil-Santa Catarina . Djalma Ouriques . J. Bert Thacker. . . . . . . . . . .. . St. Louis. . . . . . . .. . Brazil-Sao Paulo . Ettore Antonio Pasqualetti . Brazil-Sergipe . Joe W. Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. St. Louis. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Brazil-Tocantions . British Columbia Kirkwood .. . . . . .. . Earl K. Dille . H. Nordan Osage Beach. . . . .. . Canada . James A. Noland, Jr . John V. Lawer . John W. Wetzel . Louisiana. . . . . . .. . Chile . Alfredo E. Bawden . China. Kirksville Robert M. Barrett. J.H. Morre, III . . Rogersville Colorado . Charles B. McCulloh Randall J. Jones . . Belton Columbia-Barranguilla , . . George A. Jursch Cape Girardeau. .. . Laymon A. Allgood . Columbia-Bogata . Victor Rojas Aguilar .. St. Louis Columbia-Cartagena .. Harry Gershensen, Jr . Carloe Steer Luna ....

Post Office Fairfield Villa Dominico Chandler Winslow Wien, 1, Dorotheergasse 12 Brussels Maceio Mansus-AM ltapetininga Brasilia . Goiania . Cuiaba . Rio de Janeiro Natal . Rio Grande do Sui Belo Horizonte Para . Recife, Pernambuco Porta Velho Lacerda Santa Catarina Sao Paulo

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Freddie Adams. .John House .... George E. Winslow. Richard W Allgood . Walker L. Walker.

Marshall. :\1ansfield Capitola, CA. Cape Girardeau .. Neosho .....

Albert G. Tindall Dennis L. Hammack .. Frank P. Lesinski, Sr.. David Kinkead . Danny Ferguson. Daniel F. Cole .. Ronald P. Krueger .. Martin B. Toybes ... Frederich M. Woodruff . . Paul B. Tobias .1. Morgan Donelson . William J. Hill . Robert E. Hardester . Vern H. Schneider. Ronald Bollinger .. Richard Smith ... Thomas C. Warden .. Robert R. Bradshaw. Hoyt Young . Bob C. Gowin . Ralph P. Bunnell . . Donald E. Baker

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Grand Representative

Stanton T. Brown Edwin W Parker .. Lawrence N. Weenick . P. Vincent Kinkead. Ronald D. :\1iller . Elmer E. Revelle. John Nations ... Stanley Thompson .. William J. Bowser. D. Robert Downey .... William Webb Edwards .. James D. Sutton .. Barney Douglas .. Jeffrey O. Nations. Leslie F. Denney.

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· Connecticut. '1' · Costa Rica . Cuba . . Czech Republic . Delaware . . Denmark . Buckner . . District of Columbia I'\eosho . . . Dominican Republic .. St. Louis · .. Ecuador Farmington. · El Salvador .. Columbia .. · .. England .. Ellisville. · .. Finland .. St. Louis. · Florida. France (Natl.). Richmond .. St. Joseph. .. Gabon .... St. Louis. · Georgia Branson . · Greece .. Piedmont . · Guatemala .. . Haiti (Grand Orient) Gainesville St. Louis. · Hawaii St. Louis. · . Honduras · . Hungary · Iceland . . Idaho .. Union.. . Illinois .. Farmington . . India . Calhoun . . . . . . . .. . . Iran. St. Louis. . Indiana . St. Louis. . ...... . Ireland St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... Israel ... St. Louis.. . Italy (Grand Orient) .. Chesterfield. . ..... . ..•Japan . Princeton .. Kansas Kansas City. . . Kentucky. St. Louis. . . . Louisiana St. Louis. . . . ..... Luxembourg .. St. Louis . . . . . Maine . St. Louis.. .... . . Manitoba . Owensville. . . . Maryland. Boonville. . . . . . . Massachusetts Roach. . . .. ..... Mexico-Benito Juarez. Independence. . . . . . .... Mexico-Cosmos Kansas City . . . .. Mexico-EI Potosi . Branson. . . . . . . .. . ..... Mexico-Nueva Leon .

Grand Representative

Post Office

Wm. E. Piercey Frank Alvardo ... Emilio Soto George ..

East Hampton San Jose Havanna

James E. Turner Soren Nielson Bill I>~ Greschel. .. Hector B. Penson

Copenhagan Reston, Virginia

Francisco Javier Moreno. The Earl of Eglinton and Winton. Olli Miettinen . Thomas Earl Embree WH. Robinson. Albert Chavihot .. Sam B. Owens. P. Argyropoulos . . .. . . Thomas V. Contreras .

Santa Ana London Turku Casselberry Dover Libreville Blackshear Athens Guatemala City

Peter Frohmader .

San Pedro Sula

Arni Kr. Thorsteinsson . Clarence D. Parkhiser . Charles Bond ... Jamshed Burjor Aga ... Mohammed Gholi Ghavan Richard C. Thistle . Rev.•John A. Fulton . Daniel Doran . Adriana Villate . Masato Imamura Clifford D. Knauss. Louie L. Bulla Murray C. House Prosper Schroeder. Wayne T. Adams Thomas Sidebottom. Walter W. Conway ... Alan Haig Jelalian .. Tomas Guera .... Antonio Hernandez .. Alvaro Rodriguez Rodriguez. Benito M. Flores.

Rey Kjavik :'o<ezperce Rushville Bombay

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GRAND LODGE Mexico-Occidental Mexicana . . Mexico-Tamaulipas . Mexico-Valle de Mexico . . Mexico-York . . Michigan . . Minnesota . Mississippi . Montana . . Nebraska . . Nevada . New Brunswick . New Hampshire . New Jersey . . New Mexico *1 . New South Wales . New York. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . New Zealand. . . . . . . . . . . .. . Nicaragua . North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . .. North Dakota . Nova Scotia . Norway. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Ohio . Oklahoma . Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Panama . Peru Philippine Islands. . . . . . . . . .. Puerto Rico. . . . . . . . . . . . .. Portugal

Grand Representative

Post Office

Jose Carlos Flores Amado Abrego V Lic Valention Rincon Fred W. Von Son W. Don Baugher Henry R. Van Geest Van Aubrey Evans Donald W. Schenck Jerry L. Rittenburg John R. Brizendine Earl I. Murrary David G. Thompson William J. Brierley

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Guadalajara Jal. Mexico Reynosa Tamaulipas Artes Num. 53, Mexico, D.F. Mexico, D.F.

. Brainerd . Clinton . Helena . Reno . Hudson . Burlington

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Javier Lavado Diaz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Lima Raymundo N. Beltran. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Manila Jose D. Martinez

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Grand Representative

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GRAND LODGE

Gordon E. Hopkins, .Jr .

Sl. Joslo'ph.

Elvis Winchester. Glenn E. Means Frederick A. Troxel. .Jr... Terry C. Alexander.

t:nion Blue Sprin~s. l3lue Sprin~s :\lilan.

Harold .1. Richardson (;us O. !'iations . .J. Stl've Dodson .. Herman lI.. Morris. Jr. Frank W. Hazelrigg.•Jr .Jimmil' Lee Moreland ]{onald E. Wood, Jr . .Jimmie D. Lee. . . .James E. Snavely Donald E. McGuire. Waltl'r E. Aytes ... '.J.e. Montgomery, Jr...

Bonne Tlo'rrp St. Louis

. Sweden. . Swiss Alpina . Tasmania . . Tennessee . · .. Texas. . The Netherlands. . Tojo-West Africa .. Turhy . l:nitl'd C;rand Lodge of Germany Uruguay .. Utah .. · Venezuela . Vermont Victoria (Australia I .. . Virginia. .. Washington. Western Australia West Virginia. · Wisconsin . . Yugoslavia-Regular

Sprinl,>iield . I'u!ton. Seneca. Sl. .Joseph Springfit'ld Farminl,'lon Farmington .. Cuba Duluth.(;A

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L:lfVon Feilitzen . . Jean HU!,TlJet R.e. Kearney. Roy C. Murdock Robert Walker. . . . . A. Th. ten Houten

Solna

Wolfgang Vogel ..... .John R. Pendllo'ton Donald P. Hyde E. Holst Clarence lI.. Dains . MlIton R. Benson. John E. Hall. Harold R. :\IcDonough

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Lodge

Marion Marion. Lewis

Palmyra. St. John's.

Marion.

Hannibal La Belle. Craft Hiram Williamstown . Ewing.. St. Francisville

Lewis. Lewis

Clark. Lewis .. . Lewis .. .

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Location Palmyra Hannibal Monticello Hannibal La Belle Canton Kahoka .. Williamstown Ewing

Wayland

Master's Name Benjamin F. Smith . Jimmy Ray Latta. Dennis Owens . Jimmie Tatman F. Hubert Sharpe .. ,James L. Arnold Charles E. Braxton Julain D. Willis Billy Turner. Shawn P. McAfee.

Secretary's Name and Address James E. Yarbrough, 4042 Hwy 168, Palmyra, ~IO 63461 .. David A. Priest, 22 Hamlin Heights Dr., Hannibal, MO 63401 Charles L. Arnold, 122 W ~ain , Lewistown, ~IO 63452. Bill [l,'orris, 2007 Hope St. , Hannibal, MO 63401. Byron G. Smith, PO Box 17, La Belle, MO 63447-0017 ... C. Stan Willis, 612 Bland St, Canton, MO 63435-1337. Donald C. Treece, Rt. 3, Box 3, Kahoka , ~O 63445 . ~orman E. Briscoe, Rt 1 Box 158, Williamstown, MO 63473 William E. Shults, PO Box 397, Ewing, MO 63440-0397. Russell ",Jack" ~urphy, RR #2 Box 12, Revere, MO 63465 .

Time of Meeting

Charter

2nd & 4th Thurs. 1st & 3rd Mon., 7:30 2nd & 4th Thurs., 7:30 1st & 4th ~on., 7:30 2nd & 4th Thurs., 7:30 1st & :lrd Mon., 7:30 3rd Thurs., 7:30 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 2nd Thurs.. 7::10 1st Thurs.. 7:30

4/25/1831 10/14/1839 10/12/1842 ,,/28/1859 10/11/1888 10/15/1868 10/13/1870 10/13/1870 9/27/06 9/26/07

Memphis. Colony. Edina. Queen City. Greensburg. Glenwood. Rutledge. Greentop.

16 168 291 380 414 427 572 635

Memphis Colony Edina Queen City. Baring Glenwood Rutledge Greentop

1'icholas Aldridge Eldon Dilworth . Kent D. Bohon Sidney Sidwell .. Harod J. Snyder . Michael McGoldrick .. Emmett L. Shultz. David B. Shoush

George A. Saunders, 221 W. ~fonroe, ~emphis, MO 63555 ... Gary G. Gooch, RR 1 Box 17, Rutledge, ~IO 63563 . James Ben ~Ic Kay, Rt 2 Box 1G, Knox City , ~IO 63446 W. Randy ,Johns, Rt 1 Box 49, Queen City, MO 63561-9707. Rex Allen Clark, 978 North JetTerson, Kahoka , ~IO 63445 . Melvin Lancaster, RR 2 Box l-C, Lancaster, MO 63548 . Hillis Me Cabe, PO Box 4 , Rutledge, ~O 63563 C. Lavern Palmer, RR 1. Box 18C, Greentop, ~IO 63546

1st Thurs, 7:30 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7'.30 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 2nd & 4th Thurs., 7:30 2nd & 4th ~on., 7:30 1st & 3rd Wed., 7:00 1st & 3rd Tues., 7:30 2nd & 4th ~Ion .. 7::10

5/6/1852 5/26/1864 10/15/1868 10/13/1871 10/13/1871 10/16/1873 9/28/05 10/22/24

Kirksville. Hartford .. Unionville. LaPlata . Pollock. Adair. Winigan.

105 126 171 210 237 349 366 540

Mercer. Bethany. Gallatin. Trenton. Lodge of Light .... Jamesport.

35 97 106 111 257 564

Seaman.

Kirksville ~ilan

Hartford. Unionville La Plata .. Pollock Kirksville. Winigan

James Edwards Gerald Yardley .. Cory Heidenwith William C. Bruce, Jr.. Michael E. Kimmel Donald ~oland C. Mark Whitney. Crist Fanning....

Dale C. West, 2109 Crestline Dr, Kirksville, MO 63501-2089 John E. Reece, Rt 3 Box 74, Milan, MO 63556-9803 Edward L. Tietsort, 33245 Cs Hwy 63, Macon, ~O 63552-9763 Ralph Halferty, 1017 Jefferson St., Unionville, MO 63565 .. Louis E. Pvle, 224 S. Jones, La Plata, ~O 63549 .. Allen F. T~cker, 218 S Market St, ~ilan, MO 63556-1149 . Robert C. Wade, 615 N. Marion St., Kirksville, MO 63501 . Wayne D. Smith, PO Box 5, Winigan, MO 63566.

1st & 3rd Tues., 7:00 3rd Mon., 7:30 1st Fri., 7:30 2nd & 4th Mon .. 7:30 2nd & 4th Thurs 1st Tues., 2nd & 4th Tues., 7:00 2nd Tues.,

5/26/1864 5/28/1858 ,,/30/1857 ,,/30/1861 6/22/1866 1/16/1884 10/13/1881 10/17/1889

2nd & 4th Thurs., 6:30 2nd & 4th Tues., 7:30 2nd & 4th Tues 1st Thurs.. 7:30 2nd & 4th Wed 1st & 3rd Mon., 8:00

6/9/1853 5/25/1854 10/16/1879 5/9/1850 10/15/1868 10/19/1898

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Daviess . . Grundy Harrison. Daviess.

Princeton Bethany Gallatin Trenton

Eagleville Jamesport .

John Collins. Gary McPike . [l,'ickie Walker .. Benjamin Moore, Jr.. William C. Selby . Eugene Kime

Ron Hunt, 700 Brown, Princeton, MO 64673 .. William L Poush, 708 S 18th St, Bethany, MO 64424 . Arland E. Haynes, 601 Brown St, Gallatin, MO 64640-9473 . Leo G. Whitaker, 1925 Fisherman, Trenton, MO 64683 Robert Brenizer, Rt 2 Box 243, Ridgeway, MO 64481 Doyle C. Klme, 23774 State Hwy. 190, Jamesport, ~O 64648

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Lodge Grant City. Defiance. Stanberry. McFall-Gentryville Athens. Allensville ... Ancient Craft.

No. 66 88 109 125 127 198 377

Master's Name

Location Grant City. Sheridan Stanberry McFall. Albany Allendale. King City ...

James H. Hunter. Christopher T. Allee Jerry Shirrel . Marion Cotter . David R. Brown . Mike C. Cook .. Donald Deaver.

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Secretary's Name and Address Harold E. Downing, Rt 4 Box 11-A, Grant City. MO 64456 .. David Parman, Rt 2, Box 88, Sheridan, MO 64486 . Archie L. Thomas, 4456 285 Street, Stanberry, MO 64489-8132 . Buddie E. Stark, 301 East South Street, Albany, MO 64402. James F. Mercer, 403 S Burch, Albany, MO 64402 . Wilbur T. Osborne, PO Box 98, Grant City, MO 64456 . Jackson C. Spiking, 409 South 3rd, King City, MO 64463

Time of Meeting

Charter

3rd Mon., 8:00 2nd & 4th Mon., 7:30 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 1st & 3rd Sat., 8:00 2nd & 4th Thurs., 7:30 3rd Mon., 7:30 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30

10/10/1894 10/17/1878 10/17/1878 511011850 518/1851 5130/1860 10/1311871

SIXTH DISTRICT - As of July 2000 Nodaway. Atchison Nodaway Atchison Kodaway

Xenia North Star. Nodaway. Fairfax . Skidmore.

50 157 470 483 511

Pat McKee .. Donald E. Carroll .. Mike Thompson _ Michael J. Lewis Basil Prettyman .

Hopkins. Rock Port Maryville. Fairfax. Skidmore.

James R. Cline, 29715 State Hwy JJ ,Hopkins, MO 64461 Luther W. Hudson, Jr., PO Box 156, Rock Port, MO 64482 Troy Slagle, 1612 N. A1co, Maryville, MO 64468 . Eugene Bradfield, 406 N Broadway, Fairf8.J:, MO 64446 James William Curram, 912 East Fifth Street, Maryville, MO 64468

1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 2nd & 4th Mon., 7:30 1st & 3rd Mon., 7:30 2nd & 4th Tues., 7:30 2nd & 4th Mon., 7:30

6/211866 5/29/1856 10/17/1873 10/1511874 10/1211882

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Agency. Savannah.. St. Joseph. Lmcoln .. Oregon Zeredatha Rushville Brotherhood. Charity King Hill .. Saxton.

10 71 78 138 139 189 238 269 331 376 508

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

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Dale Kline. Dave DeShon. Gilbert Ray Ohlson Mark A. White Calvin D. Rogers, Jr. Donald F. Samuels Richard Faris .. Harold L. Chikoat .. Eric T. Weaver .. Bob Hogan William F. Maugh .

Harold Y. Smith, Box 108, Agency, MO 64401 . Ralph A. Farmer, 601 N 3rd St, Savannah, MO 64485 . Lloyd F. Waller, 3424 Nickell Dr., St. Joseph, MO 64506-1483. Larry E. Carr, 8187 County Rd 58, Savannah, MO 64485 . William S. Richards, PO Box 197, Oregon, MO 64473-0197 . Robert D. Wrehe, 2406 Lafayette St, St Joseph. MO 64507 -1526. Kim Evans, 4802 Creek Crossing Dr., St. Joseph, MO 64507 James Robert Brown, 2407 Park Ave, St Joseph, MO 64503-1936. Raymond D. Parker, 1316 N. 26th St., St. Joseph, MO 64506. Michael Caddell, 1501 Gooding Ave, St Joseph, MO 64504-1886 . Albert L. Smith, 2901 Frederick Ave., Apt. 23B, St Joseph, MO 64506-2946

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6/111866 10/28/1844 10/1411846 6/211866 5131/1855 5128/1859 5126/1865

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No.

Daviess. DeKalb Andrew .. DeKalb .. DeKalb .. Andrew.

Western Star. Continental. Whitesville Parrott .......... Clarksdale ...... Cosby ......

15 37 162 308 559 600

Winston ..... Stewarteville . Whitesville. Maysville. Clarksdale. Cosby ...........

James E. Read ........ Larry L. Francis...... Michael C. Lippard Glen F. Lowry .. , Scott Koch Norman Wilkisn .

Livingston ...... Caldwell ....... Csldwell ....... Caldwell . Livingston

Friendship . Hamilton ... Polo ........... Breckenridge .. Dawn ...

89 224 232 334 539

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

Melvin L. Gregg ........ Michael Dean ......... Jeffrey Edward Wagner .. Joseph P. Reed .. Teddy Tucker

County

Location

Master's Name

Secretary's Name and Address Bob G. Sutton, 11005 185th St, Pattonsburg, MO 64670 . Billy W. Kelim, Jr., 12900 NW Hwy Y, Stewarteville, MO 64490 ...... David E. Lancey, 9427 Hwy 169, Union Star, MO 64494-8192 ... Thomas V Mix, 516 E Sheridan, Maysville, MO 64469-9405 ......... Ronald Keith Dyer, 3484 SW Hwy 36, Osborn, MO 64474 . Sanford E. Coker, Jr., 4817 Gene Field Dr, St Joseph, MO 64506-1738 .

Time of Meeting 1st & 1st & 1st & 1st & 1st & 1st &

3rd Mon., 8:00 3rd Tues., 7:30 3rd Wed., 7:30 3rd Mon., 7:30 3rd Thurs., 7:30 3rd Tues., 7:30

Charter 611/1866 5/2811856 10/1211869 10/1211893 9/30108

NINTH DISTRICT - As of July 2000

..... Berl R. Williams, 1809 Calhoun St, Chillicothe, MO 64601-1819. William W. Goe, 206 Weat 8th Street, Hamilton, MO 64644 ....... . ...... Charles J. Allard, PO Box 86, Polo, MO 64671-9803 .... ..... George Raymond Johnston,Jr., 9750 NE Blair Rd, Breckenridge, MO 64625 . W. Dale Wood, PO Box 124, Dawn, MO 64638

2nd & 4th Tues., 7:30 1st & 3rd Tues., 7:30 2nd & 4th Wed., 7:30 2nd & 4th Thurs., 7:30 2nd & 4th Mon., 8:00

10/1211847 10/19/1867 10/17/1876 10/1311870 10/17/1889

Callao.. Jackson Brookfield ......... Censer ..... ...... Shelbina.... . ..... Marceline...

38 82 86 172 228 481

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

..... Howard L. Byram . Tully B. Reed ...... . .. .... Bob O'Dell . James W. Clardy. James C. Douglas . Daniel Evans.

Gerald E. Thomas, 201 E Roberte Ave, New Cambria, MO 63558-1026 .. Gail S. Turner, 106 Halliburton, Brookfield, MO 64628 .. Glenn G. Miller, 1409 N. College, Marceline, MO 64658 .... Ronald L. Perkins, 1313 Magnolia Street, Macon, MO 63552 .. Harley L. Kropf, PO Box 528, Shelbina, MO 63488-0528 . Earl G. Hays, 28205 Hwy V, Bucklin, MO 64631. . ..........

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61211866 10115/1846 61211866

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Lodge

Halls

Ralls

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PP!'sf'\'pranct> PhO('IlIX

I.lck C,,·.·k ~ P\\' London I'lk" Vandalia

Location

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Center :\Ionro(> City LuuIsiana Bowling (;n'pn Pprrv

:\('v.: London Curry,·ill.· Vandalia

Secretary's

:\laster's Name Cloyd (;, .Jackson K\'nt E. Cheek AI"xand"r H. Obl\'in Don St. Clair. St"H'n WhltakPr Brad W. Tutor David Willis Hpnnip L Davis

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W. P"irc.·, 18023 Hnnl('stcad Hd, :>Jew London, ~IO 6:1459 G\'II(' Howes. PO Box 36. ~Ionro.· City, ~10 6:J45G Larrv D (;erd"man, 14479 Hwv D. Louisiana. 1\I0 6.1:15:1 Carl 'A. 1·lrich. 614 S Court St. 'Bowling (i"'"n . ~IO 6:1:1:14·2404 Honald S ~Id.aughlin. 37777 ~Ionro" Rd 680. P"rry. ~IO 6,3462 DaVid Dean ,",utt, 601 S Mayhall. :"ew London, ~IO 6:1459·9795 ~Ian'in Colbert. PO Box O. Currwille, ~1O 6:1:339 Travis Cole, 20R W. Arli n;,'! on , VI;ndalia. ~IO 63382

Time of Meeting

Charter

2nd Wed., 7::lO 2nd & 4th Mon .. 7:00 1st & 3rd Tues. 7::lO 2nd & 4th Tues.. 7:30 2nd & 4th TIJ('s, 7::10 2nd & 4th Thur". 7::lO

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Holliday

19 ·18 1;0 354

Paris fulton :".'w Bloomfield

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Hilt·\, E Barton Christopher Buckland On'lll" R I ~ltkel ~ItIIPr Hlchard A. ~lills .John K. Kennedy. Paul K ~Ic Cormack DaVId L. Kirtlink

Edward Torreyson, Box 14172 Hii:hway 15. Paris,:l-IO 65275 ,James C. Paul, 5640 Hartman Dr., Fulton, ~IO 65251 Gary L. Riddle, 5817 Cobblestone Ct, Jefferson City . ~IO 65101 Jar~d A Price, 909 Concordin. Mexleo, MO 6526!i . Halph M Davis. 5418 State Hwy 94, Tebbetts, :1-10 650bO James E. Davis. 10219 County Rd 44:3, :l-Iokant·, ~IO 6!i059. Hobert B Crnin. 24800 Monroe Rd. 139. Hoilldny, ~IO 6!i~5H

Hunts"ille

Handolph Handolph Handolph Randolph Randolph Randolph

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.Jacksonville Clark

30 151 344 4R6 0,27 0,41 610

Huntsnlll' ~Iilton

:>Ioberl., C.lin) Highe.· .Jack:-:oll\·illt· Clark

.Jam", :". ~lorgan Hlchard T. Hummel Wyman R. Ray Lloyd M Taylor :\lax Borron Frederick L. Walters Ch"r1"sT Whit.·

Kenneth E. Reddini:, Box 391, ~Ioberly , ~IO 65270-0:191 Thomas J :l-larshall, PO Box 627, ~Ioberly . MO 65270 . Fred F. Stuecken, 1028 Sinnock #1. :\loberly .:\1065270-2785 ,Joel C. RIdgeway, Po Box 65. Cairo. MO 65239-004!J ~Iark E. ~ichols, 625 Gllmnn Rd, Moberly , ~IO 6!i270·17:J9 Harold K. Volle, RR 1 Box 1780. Cairo, ~IO 652:J9 .James HPatton, Rt 2 Box :l. Clark. ~IO 6!i24:1

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Sali~e

Chariton. Saline Carroll .. Chariton.

Lodge Wakanda Arrow Hock

Waverly Cambridge Warren Trilumina . Hale City :l-lendon

No. !)2 55 61 63 74 205 216 62R

Location Carrollton. Arrow Rock \Va\'erly

Slater Keyt,'sville Marshall . Hale. Mendon.

Master's Name Wilbur G. Beeler Terry Alan Townsend John Il. Wilson .. Virgil E. Moss Christopher W. Hughes Roland W,xld Donald E. Richards

Secretary's Name and Address Travis A. Graham, 705 W l:lth Terr., Carrollton, MO 64633. James T. Smith, PO Box 8, Arrow Rock, :1-10 65320-0008 Gary F:. Zumalt. 107 W. Walnut, Waverly, MO 64096-9737 . William S. Jones. Rt. J. Box 160, Slater, MO 65349 .. ,Joseph E. Manson, 1'0 Box 113, Keytesville. ~O 65261 . Dean Latimer, 674 W Enl(lewood Dr, :I-1arshall, MO 65~40 .. l.ee A. Fisher, RR 2 Box 180, lIale, MO 64643-8912 . Dale McCampbell, RRJ. Aox 2000, Mendon, MO 64660

Time of Meeting

Charter

2nd & 4th Thurs., 7:30 2nd Th urs., 7:30 2nd Tues., 7:~0 1st Tues., 7:00 2nd & 4th Tues.. 7:30 1st Thurs.. 7::l0 1st & 3rd Mon .. 7:30 2nd & 4th :l-lon.. 7:30

10/17/1842 10/1111842 6121IR66 61211866 10/2011845 10/19/1867 10/1211893 10/2RI25

3rd :l-Ion.. 7:30 3rd Tues.. 7:30 ~rd Thurs.. 7:30 1st & :lrd Thurs.. 7:30 4th Mon .. 7:30 4th & 2nd Thurs., 7::10 1st & :lrd Thurs., 7:30

10/1211842 6/41IR55 10/1911R67 9/21121 10/14/18R0 10/16/1872 10/1511873

2nd & 4th :I-1on., 7:30 1st & 3rd Mon., 7::i0 1st Thurs., 8:00 1st & 3rd Tues., 8:00 1st & :lrd Mon., 7::l0 2nd & 4th Mon., 7:30 1st & 3rd Thurs.. 7:30 1st & 3rd Wed., 7:30 1st Tues. & 3rd ~on., 7:00

1019111l40 101l9/1R67 5/9IIR50 5/281IR59 5/:l0/1861 10/13/1871 10/16/1872 10/16/1872 10/1211882

FIFrEENTH DISTRICT - As of July 2000 Ray. Lafayette Sali~e . Ray. Lafayette ..

Richmond LexinJ.,rton Barbt>t' R.,y.

149 217

Higginsville,

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IL,y.

Ada .... :l-lount 1I0pe ..

444 476

Libcrty Vineil Plattsburg

31 62 11:l 193 207

Lafayette ..

57

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Richmond I.A.>xington .

Sweet Springs Camden lIi~~insvill,' . Orrick. Odessa

James A. Dunwoodie Paul Eastridge. James Lindemann ,John R I.oog ... Michael R. Gray Arnold Bruns ,Jeffrey Bowman

James W. Stigall. 315 Wilson Blvd, Richmond, MO 64085 . Floyd Trumble, 1618 South Street, Lexin~n,:I-1064067-194:1 Francis L. Vaught. 906 S Locust, Sweet Sprinl(s, MO 65361-151R Robert E. Stonner. 5626 Smithey Rd .. Camden,:l-1O 64017 . John O. Beale. 100 W 10th St., Higginsville, :1-10 640:17 R.,lph Shelton. 121 :0; Front St.. Orrick, :1-10 64077. Robert M. Keyserling, 103 E College, Odessa, MO 64076

SIXTEENTH DISTRICT - As of July 2000 Clay Clinton. Clinton Clay. Clay Ray Clinton. Clay. Clinton

Angerona.

Clay Ace Hive Gower Temperance

Lathrop.

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397

Gowpr

438 506

Smithville. Lathrop

Roderick Il. Howard. James :1-1. :'Ileal ,J. P. Cradic Wayne A. Bunl BIllie Ray Dock"ry Ronald L. I'"aria William M Cunmngham. Jay Maddick ..

Ronald L. Elliott, 186 Jackson, Liberty, :1-10 6406R-2707 Vern C. Smith. 722 1\ West St, Cameron, :1-10 64429-1459 . Ken Tongue, 1806 Independence Dr., Plattsburg, MO 64477 . F. Wayne Dugan. 81:l0 Southpoint Dr. Camden, MO 64017-9127 Vernon Chalfant. 931 Wornall, Excelsior Springs, 1\10 64024 .. R. Wayne Briant, 20405 Tri County Line Rd. Lawson, 1\1064062-9682. David K. Walters, Rt. 3, Gower, :1-10 64454 Patrick A. Mc (;uire, PO Box 495. Kearney, MO 64060-0495 Dan L Heiser, :l05 Oak St., Lathrop, 1\10 64465 .

SEVENTEENTH DISTRICT - As of July 2000 Jackson Platte Platte Platte. Platte Platte Platte

Rising' Sun Weston Compass Camden Point. Fidelity Adelphi Platte City

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53

Weston.

120 169 :l~9

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504

Parkville. Camden Point Farley Edgerton Platte City ...

Edward L. Williamson Clifford J. Harvey . :'IIorman I.. RechlIn John Bunning .. Steven Ray Loyd Marshall Welch Keith Boyer.

Eldon J. Cusic, 3001 :'liE 56th St, Kansas CitY,:I-10 641 19-26:l9 Larry L. Cook, 927 S Broadway, I.eavenworth ,MO 66048-3101 Marvin G. Shull, 2~04 KE Shady Lane Rd, Gladstone, MO 64118-5049 . Carl E. Riddle, PO Box 116, Platte City. MO 64079-0116 Harvie Chaddock, :l401 NE 67th St, Gladstone, MO 64119 . James Bohon, 8:125 Little Platle Rd., Edgerton, 1\10 64444 On'ille Livingston, Box 2:l57, Platte City. MO 64079

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Jackson Jackson Clay ,Jackson

Lodge

No.

Location

Heroine. Albert Pike . Kansas City Temple Gate Westport Ivanhoe York Swope Park. Sheffield East Gate. Country Club Alpha Rockhill

104 219 220 299 340 446 563 617 625 630 656 659 66:J

Kansas Ksnsas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas

City. City .. City. City City .. City City City .. City .. City. City City City

Independence Summit Cecile Daylight McDonald Blue Sprmgs Raytown Christian Buckner Marlborough Mt. Washington

Independence Lee's SummIt Independence Independence .. Blue Springs Raytown. Oak Grove Buckner Kansas City .. Independence

Garden City

Master's Name Charles L. Klempnauer Stephen Gillespie .. Bert Donald O'Neal Dwight E. Wisner Thomas P. Norman . Terry Bresette Robert L. Harman Delbert L. Taylor Cecll Wagers Patrick B. Rendon . Ronald E. Shetley Frank Von Geyso ,Jacob P Kraft .

Secretary's Name and Address Paul K. Kswakaml, 820 E 31st Street, Ksnsas City, MO 64109-1441 .. TeddIe E. Harrison, 16421 Crackerneck Rd, Independence, MO 64055 . Kirk Me Daniel, Jr., 3918 W 73rd St, Prairie Village, MO 66208-2923 .. Lyman I Ridgeway, 708 Glendale Rd., Liberty, MO 64068-2818 Gus REgner, 14501 E 37th St South, Independence, MO 64055-34:l:J C. Carter Hamllton, 6420 Acuff St, Shawnee, MO 66216-2167 Jack R. Clark, Sr., 9931 Me Gee, Kansas City, MO 64114-4138 . Walter R. Campbell, P.O. Box 35313, Kansas City, MO 64134 Hugh E. Shubert, 5138 N Corrington Ave., Ksnsas City, MO 64119-4016 Lyle K Croisant, 3516 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Ksnsas City, MO 64133 F.O. Benjamin Allen III, 9714 Middleton, Lee's Summit, MO 64086 James W. Brewer, 1006 E 22nd Ave, North Ksnsas City, MO 64116路3315 Edwin J. Dumstorff, 6411 :-. Walrond, Gladstone, MO 64119

Time of Meeting

Charter

2nd & 4th Mon., 7:00 2nd & 4th Fri., 7:30 2nd Mon., 7:30 1st & 3rd Tues., 7:30 4th Tues 2nd & 4th Thurs., 7:30 1st & 3rd Wed., 7:30 2nd & 4th Thurs., 7:30 2nd & 4th Thu ..., 7:30 1st & 3rd Tues., 7:30 1st & 3rd Mon., 7:30 2nd & 4th Man 4th Tues., 7:30

5/1011849

2nd & 4th Mon., 7:30 1st & 3rd Tues., 7:30 2nd & 4th Wed., 930 1st & 3rd Mon., 7:30 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 2nd & 4th Thurs, 7::J0 1st & 3rd Tues., 7:30 1st & 3rd Mon., 7:30 2nd & 4th Fri., 730 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 2nd & 4th Tues, 7:30 1st Wed., 7:30

10114/1846 10/15/1868 10/17/23 10/1211869 10/13/1887 1011:J/1871 10/1311871 10111/1877

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10/15/1868 10/11/1894 10/17/01 10/1711895 9/28111

9/25/12 10/2/13 9/21/21

9/21/21 10/28125

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Grandview.

Jackson Jackson

Grain Valley lIarry S. Truman.

Cass Cass Cass .

Index Casso Grand RiVl'r Belton. Jewel. Coldwater. Archie

54 147 276 450 480 485 633

Jackson Jackson Jackson. ,Jackson. ,Jackson. Jackson Jackson Jackson. ,Jackson

Grandview Grain Valley Grandview . ...

Augistine J. Morales William K Hulse Robert A. Sharp William E. Cooper. Robert Green, Sr. Gary R. Ball. James L. Rumba ,Jeffrey D. Adams Melvin J. Sanders LeoA. Crist Donald L. Johnson James I. Nelston . Shane McCray

Ronald M lIickey, 1719 S. Pearl St, Independence, MO 64055-1433 L. Wayne Addams, 19401 E. 40 IIwy NII0, Independence, MO 64055 .. Thomas L. Coleman, 8229 NW Barrybrooke Ct., Ksnsas City, MO 64151-1086 Kenneth M. Fltzgerel, 1403 F.. Parker Ave., Independence, MO 64050路3118. Wilham E. Bragg;, Sr., 401 SW 21st, Blue Springs, MO 64015-4027 Chriss L. Green, 3104 Claremont, Independence, MO 64052-:J040 Donald Eo Dennis, 108 W 40th Hwy, Bates CIty, MO 64011 . Stanton T. Brown, PO Box 230, Buckner, MO 64016-0230 Ralph E. Nolan, 1700 SW Morningside Dr., Blue Springs, MO 64015 C. Keith Wilkinson, Sr., 215 S. Hunter, Independence, MO 64050-4039 . Morris F. Coburn, 908 E. Pearl St., Harrisonville, MO 64701-1926 :-orman F.. Me Laughlin, 2300 SW Paris Dr., Blue Springs, MO 64015路3441 Roy:-. Thomas, 13711 10th Terr., Grandview, MO 64030-:J612

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Cass

Cass . Cass Cass

Harrisonville Freeman Belton Pleasant Hill Drexel Archie

James K Jones Robert Calvin Raynes. Walter Allen Matthes George B. Dustin. Michael J. Whistle. Frank F.. Fmk Dennis Boucher

Roger E. Orr, 29522 S St Rt T, Garden City, MO 64747-8326. Gerald J. Roberts, 703 Webster St., Harrisonville, MO 64701-2139. Jon Howard Seabaugh, 1905 East 281St. Rd., Cleveland, MO 64734-8971 Richard Calvin Middleton, 301 Pacific Dr., Belton, MO 64012路2931 James W. Williams, 18608 E. lIubach Hill Rd., Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 Michael R. Blacksher, 343 E. Frazier, Drexel, MO 64742 David E. Rpiman, Rt. 2, Box 272, Adrian, MO 64 720

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No.

Lodge Windsor. Sedalia. Knob Noster. Holden. Corinthian Granite Cold Spring. Clinton ..

29 236 245 262 265 272 274 548

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

Master's Name

Secretary's Name and Address Kenneth S. Williams, 107 W Washington, Windsor, MO 65360 ... Robert D. Weikal, 420 S. Grand Ave., Sedalia, MO 65301 .. John T Cecilia, 932 Ridge Dr., Warrensburg, MO 64093 ... Scotty B. Walker, 1600 S. Main, Holden, MO 64040-1661 .. Bill George, 164 NE 15lst Rd., Warrensburg, MO 64093-8201. Roy E. Talbott, 1308 S. Kentucky Ave., Sedalia, MO 65301-5746. Charles R. Eye, PO Bx. 196, Leeton, MO 64761·0196 .... Richard H. Hickman, 711 S. 3rd. St., Clinton, MO 64735 .

John H. Wells ... David W. Wiedeman .. Michael D. Snell..... James B. McDaniel .. Michael E. Sutton .. Van Lee Davis .. Michael Underwood ... Richard E. Dickey.

Time of Meeting

Charter

1st &: 3rd Tues., 7:00 2nd Wed., 7:30 2nd &: 4th Thurs., 7:30 1st &: 3rd Thurs., 7:30 1st &: 3rd Mon., 7:30 3rd Thurs., 7:30 3rd Thurs., 7:30 2nd &: 4th Tues., 7:30

6flI1866 5124/1864 512611865 1011511868 1011511868 1011511868 1011611879 1011511890

TWENlY·SECOND DISTRICT - As of July 2000 Fayette . Cooper .. Boone. Boone .. Boone Boone Boone Cooper

. . . .

Fayette·Howard Cooper . Centralia Twilight ..... Ashland. Hallsville. Ancient Landmark . Wallace .

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4 36 59 114 156 336 356 456

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

Clell E. Solomon . Billie R. Sullivan Donald Torreyson.. William Michael Shansey . Lonnie Taggart Vernon Lee Jones.... Curtis Thornton. William E. Vollrath .

Robert H. Bray, PO Box 290, Fayette, MO 65248 . Jerry L. Wehmeyer, 633 Sonya Dr, Boonville, MO 65233-1872 . Edward R. Torreyson, 201 A West Singleton, Centralia, MO 65240 James G. Wade, 2801 W Henley Dr, Columbia, MO 65202·2659 . Bruce E. Martin, 2121 East Rt. M, Hartsburg, MO 65039 . Michael Lloyd Wallis, 385 County Road 299, Centralia, MO 65240 . Stephen Perkins, 18991 Hwy NN, Sturgeon, MO 65284 . John Chandler, P.O. Box 333, Sarcoxie, MO 64862 . James D. Schepers, 4009 Beach Pointe Drive, Columbia, MO 65203 .

Boone ....

Acacia ...

602

Columbia ...

H. Keith Neese

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

Jefferson. Russellville. California.. Hickory Hill. Versailles . Ionia . Barnett .

43 90 183 211 320 381 591

Jefferson City . Russellville .. California Eugene. Versailles .. Eldon. Barnett

Owen Jesse Lunsford,Jr.. Norris D. Siebert .... Stephen T. Liebi .. C. Edward Young ..... Ed Head. Jerry L. Cates .. Daniel A. Boardman .

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1011611872 9129109

1st &: 3rd Thurs., 7:30 3rd Thurs., 7:30 2nd &: 4th Tues., 7:30 3rd Tues., 7:30 2nd &: 4th Mon., 7:30 2nd & 4th Mon., 7:30 3rd Mon., 7:30

1111511841 1011111868 10119/1898 1011911867 10118123 1011311871 9/26107

101911841 1011911867 1011911867 512811859 10117/1878 10117/1873

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TWENTY-TIURD DISTRICT - As of July 2000 Robert L. Hudson, 720 Kevin Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109·9749 C. Lowell Flessa, 5316 Smith, Russellville, MO 65074 . Billy R. Potter, 33610 Wieneke Branch, California, MO 65018. James A. Clark, PO Bx. IS, Tuscumbia, MO 65082-0015 .... Hugh Edward Smith, 113 N. Monroe, Versailles, MO 65084.. M. Paul Plank, 130 Gageville Rd., Eldon, MO 65026 . Daniel A. Boardman, PO Box 109, Barnett, MO 65011 .

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Frankltn (;asconadl' Franklin

Sulltvanz

();-:.age

('ham01:S

Franklin St. Loui:-: ()sagt'

Franklin Franklin Franklin

Franklin ( ~a:-:'C()nadf'

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:'vlaster's :\'ame

Location

Ifl'flll,UlTl

(i9 12:1

Sullt"an H"rmann

(;ray

173

(ira .... SUTllmit

T Lovan ~;Ug-"IH' S. Hubbard William M. Clark ..Jr.

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Chamois

K('n ('r"nwr

SUIIIIllit

IInpe :\l('ranw{' Linn Fr.:ltC'rnai ('lliumhia

251 :n:l :126 :W3 ,:-):~4

\\"ashinl-,rton Eureka Lmn HobertS\·ilJ<. Pacific

Ea~lt'r

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St, ('I,llI'

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Secretary's Name and Address .Jam"s K Schatz. 22 JI;. Olm' St .. Sullivan. :\10 6:JOHO-14;,O Arthur C (;acnlcr. 901 Washmg-ton St.. Ht'rmann. :\10 6:,041 Donald L Rochat. 10fi Hill Dr. Urny Summit. :\10 630:19-1101 Sh'vl'n D. Duncan. 909 HanOlstt'r Dr.. JdT"rson t'ity . ~IO 6;' 109-570:1 .John L. J::rfurdt. :1:J20 II",,\' A, Washinl-,'ton. MO 6:J090 .John E. Ccrn,\', 2932 H",y. VF. Ellrt'ka. ~IO 6:102fi-:1401 Frank F. ,Jost. IICR 64 Box 377. Honnot8 ~lill. ~IO 6;,01li Sam Smothers. 5748 II",,\'- >1:-;. Hoh.. rts,·ill,·. ~IO 6:lOn Hoy r; ~Iy ..rs. I:l17 W St. LOlli" St .. PaCific. ~IO 6:106~-12!i·1 .Jack H. Lt-wi,. 221;' Old ~It "op,' Hd .. Loncd,·I!. ~IO fi:lOfiO-12211 (,harlt,s .J. ""1.380 Dani ..ls Est. ('OIon. ~IO 6:lOH4-:1O:1" Kt"'ln F.. WI·an'r. :1711~ ~It'atlow Dr.. Hous<' Spring-so ~I< l fi:lIl.'> 1-1417

Time of :'Ieeting

Charter

1st & 3rd Frt. 7::1O 4th Thurs. 7:1O 1st & 3rd Thurs. 7:lO 4th Fr; .. 7::l0 H:OII Apr.-S..pt 2nd & 4th Tues.. 7:1O 1st & artl Mon. 7:1O 2nd & 4th Thurs. 7:)11 1st & 2nd Sal.. 7::111 2nd & 4th Thl1r~.. 7::HJ 2nd & 4th Tu,·s .. 7::1O 2nd & 4th Fn . 7:1O 1st & :)rd Thurs .. 7:1O

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I'allldnlg-YIII,·

Sill"

Sill'x

:\lorltgoJlIl'r.\ .\lolltgolIlt·r.\

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:'\lllt'\"t,h

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Il"ggl'tt

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~lcKlttnck

II Paul Adal1l:-:

\\'arrcntol1

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Hobf:'rt (;n't'r

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Troy \\'entz\'ill.·

Rirk IIIg.'r~oll Larn.' P ~ltlrn,11

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Wng-ht ('11\ Sdpx :\lontgolllt'r:-" .JorH'shurg Oint·.,

.Janu':-, flohu:-:ch ('it.\

Il. Kl'ith

Illlrt'll

Robl'rt (;ordon .\1I11i.'1' Hurfv \. ('ox

n

('on I,·,\" E. De I'ncst. ;'66 DII·tnch Rd .. Forist ..l!. ~IO !;:1:14H-3204 .Iohn W flak .. r. .Jr. 117 Acorn Lanc. Elsbcrrv. ~IO 6:1:1·1:1 \'"rl,· T :-;ang-hton. 68 Stl'lI" Hd. ~Iontgom,'~y ('It,\'· . ~IO !j:l:l61 ..112:1 \\'tlliam E TuttI,·. ~Ol t'lwrry Ln. Warrenton. ~IO 6:1:IH:l·lljIl7 Wllilalll W IIallles. PO Box 67. Oln ..y. ~IO 6:l:l70 Hoh..rt I. S..hmldt. 024 ('I"ar (·rt·"k Ln .. :-;"w Flon·nt·,·. ~IO 6:):)63 (;t'rald L. Parris. :ltl·j ~lc Ktnlt·'·. Warn'nton. ~IO G:):IH:l-1704

1st & :lrd Thllr,. 7:1II ·lth Fri. 730 2nd & 4th ~Ion . .,1111 ;~rd :\lon .. 7:;W 1st FI'l. 7:30 2nd Tul's .. 7::W 2nd & ·lth Thur,. 7:111

S/81l852

2nd & 4th ~Ion. 7:1IJ 1st & :Jrd \\·"d .. 700 2nd Wt·d. J(UlI 2nd Thurs .. 7::lO lst & :lrd Tilt·,. 7::J(J :llld & -1th ~ton . 7:;m 1st & :lrd Sat 7:1O 2nd Sat.. 7:10

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10/1!i/lH7·1 10/12/1876 9/19/17

TWENTY·SIXTH DISTRICT - As of July 2000 I.l\·:r\l.~:'-ton

St.l'horlt-, Lincoln St, ('harlt,_, St, Charlt,:,Lllll'uln I,menln

TrO\ \\','ntzvillp Pri(!l, oftht, \\'",,,,t :'\"\\' Hopc'

179 l~m

Palt,:,-tim' \h'challlc:-vi:lp :,\,,\\, Salt'lll

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Eb\)('rn St t'harl,·, Dl'fiann' WlIlfit,ld ~Io:-('()w \1ills

.John Ad;lIll:-, AIIIl'rt ~k~l,chacl

Calc·donia

.Janw:-: \Varn>n Hobinsoll

Il:tn l{oblO,on. HI. I Box 1·1:1(;. ('alt·donia.

Hoi K FIt·ldt·r LI'Hov Pl'tt'rson Haroid ~k (,hntock BilJ~' Bob Brt:-'col' \\'illiam :\ausl,·y Alfrt'd II HhilH'r Dand L. ~,·jft·rd Ilonnil' bg'riJ,!

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Tyro

,Jt>frt'r:-o!l \\':l:-hmj:.'1on Irondal{' ·ll,frer.'on

I)" SOlo

J>oto:-i Irondalt, ,Joachllll

.Jt·flpro.:oll

~IH·killah

,Jpfl'pr:,ull St. F'r;'1nro]s \\'C\shiTlgtoll

Bl:wKwl'l1 Iklgradt·

JI('rClllaJH~lIlll

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PotO:-l

Irondal., Hdl~hor{) Cry~tal

('ny Ilerculal1t'Ulll Hlnck",,11

Rl'lg'radl'

~IO

(;:16:11

Sat, on or b('fort:

F'irst Full ~loon. 7::m 2nd & 4th 1'hur,. 7:111 :llld ~I()n., 7::~() l,t & :lrd Sat 2nd & ·Ith Tllt·e .. 7:J(J l't Tucs. lst & :Irtl Thurs. 7 :10 I't Sat. 7::lO :lrd Sat.. 7:00

1/7/1825

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County Crawford :'\1I\r1t'::' ..

PIll'lps D..nt . Phelps Crawford ~1aril's.

Ph..lps ~Ian ..s

Lphanon Vienna Holla. Sal"m

St. .JanH',s Cuba B"'!l' Equality Lanes Prairit>

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77

Location Ste..lvlll.· .

Master's Name Larry Branson. Daniel Snodg-rass Kenneth Ding-man

94 2Ll 225 2:10 312 :17:3 497 ;,:ll

Vif'nna.

8:1 1[,2 :I·If; :375 :IH5 410 4:1:J ;;28

1.('haooo

~Iacks Cre..k . Conway

LeRov Alvis

273 279 2H13 :342 403 653

Os('pcllil

I,pro\, RavIllond

Holln Sal.. m St.Jame:'i

Cuha !lelle :\'ewhurg

Vichy

Charl..s Robnl'tt Wayn.. R FrY"r Walt..r E. Avt,·s . Handa G. (i-rotT. (;..orge I' Omsbey Fn·d D. ~lrCormack

Secretary's Name and Address Wayn,' W. Blnnt. PO Box AL. St.... lville, ~IO 6['fi6fi. Edwin W. Hnns... Po Box 699. Vi .. nna. ~IO 6fi582 Norman ~:. Hagan, 11975 County Hd. 8010. Rolla. MO 6[,401-9227 Douglas ~Ial"dy, PO Box 121 . Sal..m. MO 65560 Hirhard H. DaVIS. 10319 Privati· Dr. :3fiO:3, SI.lam,·s, MO 65559-9740 Bob Stubblefi.. ld, [,02 Pin.. St .. Cuba, MO 6545:3-1623 . Russell .J. Ridenhour. RR I Bx 92. B"'k ~I() 6501:3-9720 Ray D. Wann, 10061 Holt Rd .. :-I..wburg. ~IO 65fi[,0 Robert Bullock. IH601 CH 4:36. St. .Jam..s. ~IO 6fi5[,9-9803

Time of Meeting 1st Sat 1st Sal, 7:lO 1st & 3rd W.·d 1st & :3rd Fn .. 7::10 1st & 3rd Thurs .. 7:lO 2nd Thurs.. 7::1O 2nd & 4th Mon., 7:10 2nd & 4tb Fri .. 7:30 2nd Tu..s. 7:30

Charter 10114/1H46 10117/1H7H ,)/30/1H61 [,129/1862 5/2911863

101I:1I1H87 9127106 9127106 10/15118S[,

THIRTIETH DISTRICT - As of July 2000 Lad.,.h· Camden

Laclede Linn Cn'l'k

Pulaski Pulaski Pulaski

Arlillgt()n \Vayn(·s\·ilh·

~lilll'r

Ibpria

( ~amden Lacl!'d,'

Conway

Richland Macks Cn'ek

Camdt>nton Dixon \VaYPIlsvillt>

Hichland Ibl'ria

Harold J. ~lcCI ..llan Allan Charl..s Schw..inl)('rg .. Arlie Carter

Ellvan Duane ~larkley ~Iichael Alfred Wallace ~Iitch,-II D. D"Von'

Hom~r R Knight

N Wayne Calk. RH 1 Box 13, Stoutland. 1\10 6fifi67 .James H. Buckley, PO Box 121:3. Camd..nton, ~10 65020. William B. Harrison. PO !lox :lH6, Dixon. ~IO 6fi4;,9 . Fred A. ~Ic ~lllIan. fiOl Broadway St, Wayn..s\'ill,·, 1\10 65;,H:l William Robert E\'ans. PO Box 724 . Richland, MO li;,fi[,6 Robert I. ~aVl'. PO Box 112. Iberia, ),\0 65486 Hobert 1. Langl!'y. HC 67 Box 141;', Roach,!\IO 6;,7H7 ,Jam!'s W. Fisher. HH I Box 310, Phillipsburg. ~10 65722-9601

1st Thurs., 7:lO 2nd Thurs.. 7::J0 1st & 3rd Tu!'s. 7::30 2nd Tu!'s.. 7:00 2nd Wed .. 700 1st Thurs.. 7::J0 1st Sat.. 7::lO 1st Sat .. 7:30

5/25/1H54 10/12/1H69 10/1:111870

3rd Tu..s.. 7:30 1st Thurs.. 7:00 :lrd Tues. 7::1O 2nd W!'d .. 7:30 1st Fri .. 7::1O 2nd & 4th Tues. H:OO

1011 fill H6H IO/Ifi/1868 101I5/1H6H

1O/I01188S 10/lHIOI 10/1:1I187I 1111/1878 10/1!ilIHH5

THIRTY·FIRST DISTRICT - As of July 2000 S1. Cl;llr Hickory Hickory S1. Clair St. Cla,r

Hogh's Cn'l'k Hermitag(> eirelt'.

Andn'\\'

Shawnee'

St.Cl"ir

LowryC,!\'

Wheatland. IIl'rmitag<' Huscot· Lowry City \Vars<l\\'

c,R. ~'Dlck" Chilton .Jim ~Iund"n \\'illiam c. Smith I)oug Frisbip

Richard Wad,· Land

Ho[wrt M. DlIl"s. Ht. I. Box 141. Appl..ton City. ~IO 64724 Billy Hall, P.O. Hox 2H4. H,·rmitag,·. ~IO (;5668 David Turn.. r. HC 77 Box 1000. PIttsburgh, ~IO 6;'724 (;..orge F. Clark, 1'0 Bx 2Ha, Ho,,·o!'. MO 64781-02H:3 . Billy ,J. Bailey. 10241 NE 1·161 Prt. Rd., Os""ola. ~IO 64776 Walter P. Cutl,'r. RR 2. Bnx 245. Clinton. MO 647:15

Amsterdam.

J.jl

Amsh'rdam

Scott W. !lagby

Batps Rates.

Buth'r Adrian Apppl..ton CIty

Hate~

Foster

2[,4 :3613 412 ,).';4

Danny Hohinson

St Clair

Butler Crescl'nt !EII Appl!'ton Cit\'

Fostpr

Hobert M. Rob<-y Da\'id A. Strau"h Roger C!'cil

Carl F. Stanfill. RH I Bx. 389. Amor..t, ~10 64722-9750 Charles K. Silvers. Route 4 Box 320, Butl!'r. ~IO 647:30-3593 ,Joe Frazi!'r. Rt 4 Box 23. Adrian. MO 64720 Christoph"r Gre!'n. RR 3. Box 203. Appl..ton City. ~IO 64724 William V. !\Iulli..s, HH I. Box 9fiA. Hum... ~IO 647;'2-9607

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THIRTY·SECOND DISTRICT - As of July 2000 Bat!'s

Cl

2nd Tues.. 7::1O 1st & :lrd Thurs.. 7 ::J() 2nd & 4th Thurs .. 7::lO :3rd Mon .. 7:30 1st & :Jrd Mon .. 7:30

9/27106 10/lfi/1868

4th Tu!'".. 7:30 1st & 3rd Thurs.. 7:lO I"t & :Jrd Thurs., 730 2nd & 4th Tu,·s.. 7::lO 2nd Tues.. 7::1O 1st & :lrd :>lon. 7::30 1st & 3rd Thurs.. 7-:lO 2nd W..d .. 7:30 2nd Thurs.. 7::30 1st Sat., 7:00 1st & :3rd Wed .. 7::30 1st & :lrd Thurs.. 7:10

10/1211847 10/1711889

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10/1311871 10/13/1871

101l5/1H91

THIRTY-THIRD DISTRICT - As of July 2000 Dad,· Barton

\Vashington Hermon

C..dar

StocktOll

Barton Vernon.

()sagc

C"dar

,Jeru:-ialt'm

Vf!rnon Vprnon Ct'dar \"ernan \t'prnon Vprnon

Sh..ldon Schell Cit\' Clintonville

Lamar

~Iont('vallo

l:nity Walk..r

H7 IS7 283 292 303 :llfi 371 448 482 490 ·19(; 605

Gr....nfield Lib!'ral Stockton Lamar !'Jevada .Jerico Spring~

Sheldon Sch"'l City. EI Dorado Springs .. Montevallo Richard. Walker

Ri" D. Hardlllg. Kim D. RIH.hrs ,Iohn F. Rumnll'lI Harrv L Charl,·s Paul'Daniels Ed Sprenkl!' Shon E. Bogart. . Robert Bryan .Tame.s R. Lponard Dpnnis Cinero:-i

Wayne Houston. GI"n Andy Hayes

Charles D. Adams. RR 2 Box 3:32. Gre!'nfield. ~IO 65661 Scott A. Hoehrs. 102 A-~W 10th Hd .. Lamar, ~10 647;'9 Hussell 1\1 Gillis. 16940 S. 1491 Rd .. Stockton. MO 65785 T..d B1anchan!. 200 East 11th. Lamar. ~IO 647!i9 Dr.•J!'rry A. ~lorrts .•Jr.. C~IHC Inr. 815 S. Ash, :-I..vada. ~10 64772 .10" L. Levi. 9225 E. IIwy. B. Stol·kton .1\1065785 . K,·nn..th Kerston. :3H:3 NW 20th Ln. Lamar. '10 647fi9 Eric D. Christie. Rt I Box 246, Schl'lI CIty. ~IO 647H3-9801 Honald I.. Sibl..y. 225 W. Fil'lds BI\'d .. ElDorado Springs, MO 64744 . II. G..ne (,ash'y, RR 2 Box 153. Sheldon, !\I 0 647H4-97HI BIll Handley, Rt. I. Box 13:1, Horton, :>10 64751 ,John P. Bloess..r. PO Box 426. Nevada. MO 64772-0426

1011511868 101I5/1S6H 10/lfi/186S

10/2211896 10/11/1HH:3 10/1711873 10/1511874 IO/Ifi/1874

101I7/1H95 9/29/09

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Lodge

Gr~nt->

l'nit~d

Greene

O'Sullivan Ash Grovp Bolivar Solomon I{iddlck (;atp oftlwTpmplP Pleasant Hopp

Gret'ne

Polk Greene Dalla, (~reen('

Polk Greene Grecnp Greene

Grecn('

No fi 7 100 19fi ~71

361 4~~

Location Springfi~ld

W4:llnut Grove Ash (;f(wt'. RolJl,'ar

Springfi"ld Buffalo Spnn;:ji,'ld

467

PI~a"'tnt lIop~

R~public

:170

Strafford Willard llaylight

608

Republic Strafford Willard Spnngfil'1d

6~0

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Master's Name Frank L. Wilson ,loseph Le~ Dotson Michael Sean Lewis Bill Tummons La rry R. Houg~ Duam,> Phillips (;ary L Rrnskin Larry J. DCr1l:-oter Bdly Foster Rog~r Matthews Scott Meyer l{uss~lI A. Sackman

Secretary's Name and Address Jam~s A.

Nunn, Jr., 7462 N. Farm Rd 203, Strafford. MO 65757 .. Aurthur ,I. Dotson, ;'676 Hwy. 123, Walnut Grov~, MO 65770·9028 Elmer J, Conner, 226 l". Pringle Ave., Ash Grove, MO 65604-9036 Tim fulgain. ~;,IA Hwy, Dunn~gan. MO 65640 Marvm J. P~nn,"1. 8242 W. t'arm Rd. 124, Springiield. MO 65802-9:378 Larry lIarrison, I{I{ 3, Box 416. Huffalo. MO 656~~ Rog"r V. Wreath. 6~6 E. Wayland, Springfield, MO 65807 Robert E. Crowell, 105 W. Cowen, Pl~asantHope. MO 65725-9701 JIm Handl".r. 2248 EllS! :\or". Springfi~ld, MO 65803 Gary W. Yarbrough, 812H N. Stat~ IIw)' 1~5, Strafford. MO 65757 DWight L Rolwrds, 69~4 N. Stat~ IIwy HH, Willard. MO 6fi7HI Oval Dean B~n,kin, 241 E Hin,'s St.,l{epublir, ~IO 6fi7:J8·1!;,4

Time of Meeting 3rd

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7:00 ~nd Tu~,., 7::J0 ~nd Thurs 2nd Tues.. 7::JO 2nd Mon, 7:00 4th Tues.. 7:00 :lrd Thurs, 7:lO ~nd Thurs., 7:30 ~nd Thurs .. 6:00 1st Thurs. 7:00 1st ~Ion., 7:30 1st ~Ion, 9:00

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Plato I{ogersville Mansfield :O;orwood

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Kenneth R. Smith, PO Box 1417.Ava, ~IO 65608-1417 Steve I{ost, IH~6 Hardwood I{d., Marshfield. MO 65706 Stanlpy F. Ritz. 19399 Robertson Dr.. Licking, MO 65542 Elnwr J. Slater. 1110 HllIcr~'t St., Mountain Grove,:vIO 6fi711-1210 Thoma6 F Chapman, PO Box 139, Houston. MO 654H3-0096 Randall.1. Jones. 4005 St Hwy KK, I{og~rsville. ~IO 6574~ Dean Row~, Po. Box 11.'i. S~ym(Jur. MO 65746 Harold D. Earp, PO Box 213. Roby. MO 65557·0213. Fn·d S. LiVingston, 4350 E Farm Rd. 186, Rogersvil1P. ~IO 65742 Charles W Brazeal, 101 Grant St., Mansfield, ~IO 65704 I{ichard Forr~st. 725 S. Eagl". Norwood. MO 65717

THIRTY-SIXTH DISTRICT - As of July 2000 R"ynold, Or~gon

Reynolds Oregon Texas Shannon I{~ynolds

Hoppwl'1l Alton Barn~sville

Wood,id,' Summ~r"ville

Lminencf> Bunker

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Lest"rvill,· Alton Ellinh'ton Thomasvill,' Summt..rs.... illc F.mtnpnc('

,lack L Rutt~r Leroy Croney Curtis W. Randolph Kenneth Wisecaryer K"nny Enlo . Allen Ak~rR

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,lames M.•Iohnson, RR 1 Box IH2, Black, MO 6:J625·9707 Charles J. Clemen, Jr., I{R 2 Box 2347, Alton. MO 65606 Bernard L. ~Iorrison, RR 3 Box 2:J7, l{edford.:vIO 63665·970il .Iames E. WI1~y, 7116 CR :3730. P~aCl' Vall~y, MO 65788 Hugh Anderson, .Ir.. PO Box 356, Summersvill~, MO 65571-6702 Dan I. Corbin, PO. Box 63, Eminenc!', MO 6!i466 James .J. Hay,·s, PO Box 396. Bunker, MO 63629

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Lodge Bismarck .. Marcus . .

Farmington Star of the West. .. Elvins-Ionic . St. Francois. Samaritian . Pendleton .. Leadwood ..

No. 41 110 132 133 154 234 424 551 598

Location Bismarck. Fredericktown Farmington. Ironton. Desloge ... Libertyville. Bonne Terre .. Doe Run. Leadwood

Master's Name klan Cowan ... Cecil Frazier Tom Boyd. Clinton Crocker .. Jimmy R. Cunningham. Fred Eldridge .... Mark W. Willette Albert Beal. . Carl Cantrell, Jr.

Secretary's Name and Address David I. Mayo, Jr., PO Box 412, Bismarck, MO 63624-0412. Hugo D. Walka, 1043 Madison 539, Fredericktown, MO 63645 . Donald E. Me Guire, PO Box 384, Farmington, MO 63640-0384 . Eugene Henson, 521 Kansas Dr., Bismarck, MO 63624 . C. Wilburn Horn, PO Box 1566, Desloge, MO 63601-1566 . Claude B. Long, 1121 to.'. Desloge Dr. Cl, Desloge, MO 63601-2944 Marvin F. Bess, 7557 Clay St., Bonne Terre, MO 63628-9740 .. Keith B. Hunt, PO Box 332, Doe Run, MO 63637 . Harold E. Williams, 602 Champs Elysees Dr., Bonne Terre, MO 63628-9337 .

Time of Meeting

Charter

1st & 3rd Tues., 7:30 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 2nd & 4th Thurs. 2nd & 4th Thurs., 7:00 1st & 3rd Mon., 7:30 1st Thurs., 7:30 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 2nd & 4th Fri 2nd & 4th Sat

10/15/1891 5/10/1849 5/10/1851 5/5/1851 10/17/01 5/2611864 10/1611872

10/14/1891 9/30/09

St. Mark's. West View. Saline .. Whitewater. Trowel. Excelsior Zalma. Chaffee . Perryville. Harold O. Grauel.

93 103 226 417 440 441 545 615 670 672

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

Tommy D. Watkins John E. Crites . Clarence Dowdy. Ronald L. Estes Dwel W. Lincoln Michael Carver Harry Froman, Jr... Wayne Hampton, Jr.. George Chapman. Alfred Mason ...

Robert W. Harper, 211 Sanford St., Jackson, MO 63755-1854 Rusby D. Niswonger, 631 Greesferry Rd., Jackson, MO 63755-1355 . Keith B. Smith, 2977 PCR 501, Perryville, MO 63775 .. James R. Haynes, PO Box 366, Whitewater, MO 63785-0366 Gary Estes, 1740 Sherwood, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Joe D. Masterson, 1802 County Rd. 614, Jackson, MO 63755. Cletes O. Cato, HC 1 Box 525, Zalma, MO 63787 -9709 .. Norman A. Proffer, 1824 County Rd. 379, Whitewater, MO 63785 . Kenneth Corse, 300 Hwy. P, Perryville, MO 63775-9201 Cecil O. Blaylock, 1993 Longview, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-2:198.

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10/14/1847 6/2/1866 5/29/1862 10/13/1881 10/1611872 10/1611872 10/15/1890 9/28111 9/26162

9/29/69

THIRTY路NINTH DISTRICT - As of July 2000 Stoddard. Scott. Sikeston. Mississippi Stoddard. Stoddard .. Stoddard .. Stoddard Stoddard

Bloomfield ....... Morley. Sikeston Charleston. Lakeville Dexter . .... Bernie. Advance. Puxico . .

153 184 310 407 489 532 573 590 596

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

Billy W. Hardin Mark Mosebach . Bill Palmer, Jr.. Robert Munson .. Jim Rampley .. Harold J. Barber Russell L. Busby Denver L. Robinett . Lester Hemby ......

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Johnny M. Robey, Sr., PO Box 548, Bloomfield, MO 63825-0548 Lloyd E. Michelsen, PO Box 171, Oran, MO 63771-0171 Roy W. Morton, Hwy 62E PO Box 551, Sikeston, MO 63801-1904 .. Richard T. Reed, Jr., 1308 E. State Street, Charleston, MO 63834-1709 Max Bollinger, 27926 School St., Bell City, MO 63735 .. . ..... Dewey J. Pry, 804 Whitman, Dexter, MO 63841. John Allen Rowland, 18880 St. Hwy. D., Dexter, MO 63841 ...... ..... James J. Hames, Sr., PO Box 522, Advance, MO 63730-0522. Leo H. Lowery, 20046 County Rd. 283, Puxico, MO 63960 .....

1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 2nd & 4th Mon., 7:30 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 2nd & 4th Thurs., 7:30 1st & 3rd Tues., 7:30 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:30 1st & 3rd Mon., 7:30

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

Sparta Friend Billings Forsyth. Galena .. Branson .. Central Crossing Table Rock

296 352 379 453 515 587 674 680

Sparta. Ozark BillinKs Forsyth Galena.

Lawrence.

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Decatur

Barry

Comfort .

99 129 284 367 383 400 533

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Mt. Vernon Monett ... Canopy .. Barry Pythagoras

Branson

Shell Knob Kimberling City

Master's Name Roy H. Meadows Scott Troxler . David Bogart . Harold Biggs Terry Lee Teague William P. Hanks. Richard Kramer. Troy V. Pruitt

Secretary's Name and Address Donald II. Roller. PO Box 370, Sparta,:>10 65753 . .... Bill Thompson, 3031 East Erie St., Springfield,:>10 65804-4711 Michael Car~ll, 2052 State Hwy. ZZ, Billings, MO 65610 1\'orman J. Price, PO Box 1413, Forsyth, MO 65653-1413 Carnell E. Cutbirth, 597 Walnut Tree Dr., Galena, :>10 65656 . Harold E. Bennett, Box 1572, Branson, MO 65615 . Robert B. Brenton, Jr., PO. Box 104, Shell Knob, :>10 65747 Terry Hatridge, 204 Oak Grove Lane, Galena, MO 65656 .

Time of Meeting

Charter

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10110/1868 10/13/1870 10/13/1881 10/1611872 10/1211882 9/26107 11/21/75

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10/19/1867 ;'115/1890 10/17/1889 10/13/1870 10/16/1872 10/13/1871 10/19/1898

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10/19/1867 10/1311871 10113/1870 10/16/1873 10/12/1893 10/17/1873 10/1211882 10/1511891 9/26107

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5/28/1856 10/15/1868 10/22102 10/17/1889 9/25/12

FORTY·FOURTH DISTRICT - As of July 2000 Barry .. Lawrence .. ...

Aurora.

Washburn

Cassville Pierce City Wheaton

.James Maenner

Tony Worminl<ton ... John Robert Mullins. John McDaniel. In'on (Bud) Planchon Harold "Scott" Lakin Gary .Joe Higgs

~-red Taylor, 5225 Lawrence, Miller, :>10 65707 John W. Eden, 1106 E. Cale St., Monett, 11.10 65708-2166. Joseph A. Comer, 10 Wesley Ct., Marionville, :>10 65705-9357 . James A. Lee, PO Box 784, Washburn, MO 65772. Gail A. Purves, Rt. I Box 1671, Cassville, MO 65625·9801 Allan 0 Denny, 404 Elm St., Pierce City, MO 65723-1160. Raymond C. Licklider, RR I Box 944, Exeter. MO 65647-9740

Jasper. Jasper.

Carthage. Joplin. Fellowship. Jasper Carterville Mineral. Webb City Carl Junction ... Criterion.

197 335 345 398 401 471 512 549 586

Carthage. Joplin .. Joplin Jasper Carterville Oronol(o Webb City Carl,Junction . Alba

Frank A. Stahl ... Dean Walker Jerry L. :'vlattson . Bob Davis. Jeffrey A. Mccomber Bob Clemmons .. Jack Amos ,Jerry Adams .. Roger R. Adams ..

Neosho Sarcoxie. Granby ... Stella. Anderson.

247 293 514 538 621

Neosho ..

Kavin Goucher .. Kenneth L Farmer. Joseph D. McBride. Hershel Jones William :>1urray Ryan

William Haws, P.O. Box 274, Carthage, MO 64836 . William E. Gilstrap, 4195 S. Duquesne Rd, Joplin, MO 64804 "Jake" H. Doran, PO Bx. 1235, Joplin, MO 64802 . Don Johnson, P.O. Box 124, .Jasper, MO 64755 . James D. Lloyd, 1212 E Fountain Rd, Joplin, MO 64801. David Behymer, 1183 E Ivy Rd, Webb City, MO 64870-9704 . Howard L Peterson, 3416 Joplin St., Joplin, MO 64804-37:15 Jerry Adams, 19362 Old Trail Rd., Jasper, 11.10 64755 Wayne A. Lawson, 4500 E. 26th St., Joplin, 11.10 64804-3451 .

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Henry A. Freund, 740 Oakridge Dr., Neosho, :>10 64850 John Chandler, PO Box 333, Sarcoxie, MO 64862 D.E. Jack Rubottom, 1003 E Market, Diamond, :>10 64840 ..... Robert L. Hart, PO Box 134, Stella, MO 64867-0134 Donald A. Boyer, RR 1 Box 161, Seneca, :>10 64865-9617

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REPORT OF THE COMMITrEE ON CORRESPONDENCE MASONIC REVIEW 2000 To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN:

Once again, welcome to the report of the Fraternal Correspondent for the year 2000. We have perused a quantity of Masonic literature in preparation for this exercise. This year, we will enjoy the observations of Grand Orators, Grand Historians, and Grand Masters with particularly worthwhile observations and then will look at some bits and pieces of Masonic writing that we felt worthy of bringing to the attention of our readers. As always, we hope you find this document interesting and worth your time. There may be some material included with which you disagree..., but it is there for a reason. If you disagree, you will stop and think about it and in the process of thinking you will either strengthen your personal position or reevaluate your beliefs on some aspect of Masonry. Either way, both you and the fraternity will be the better. So, sit back, get comfortable, and enjoy! As always material appearing in this review has been edited for space considerations and to delete those aspects of some presentations that are only of a parochial interest. R. W. B. Morton W. Stern, Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of Alabama in this 1999 presentation takes a long hard look at our fraternity and makes some very astute observations on what some of Masonry's problems might be and what might be done to start solving these problems. He also observes that "WE" may be the problem! Think about this presentation brethren, there are a lot of insights in these next few paragraphs. The time has come for each of us to try and listen and learn and not to look for things to complain about. Too often we are letting jealous motives cause us to react wrongly. We are supposed to be able to stretch forth a hand and whisper good council into the ear of a brother. Instead, we prefer charges or not let someone sit in lodge with us. This, my brothers, is not Masonry. I guess the single most important lesson I learned in Masonry was to be careful what you say, because once said, it can never be unsaid. You can apologize and say how sorry you are for having said something, but this does not undo what was said. As we look back over things past, the only conclusion we can come to, is that what was can't be looked upon today as it was in days gone by. This is true of most things. We can all look back at the computer, it was not too many years ago that a business needed to have a special air conditioned room to house the 'main frame' which took up the whole room, and now you can get a laptop computer that can run on batteries and store more and analyze more than was ever dreamed of in the past. This same analogy can be said of the outhouse, the air conditioner, the heating systems we have today, and believe it or not, it is also true of Masonry in general. As the world changed, everything in it had to change. As we learned in our ritual, our ancient brethren wrought in operative as well as speculative masonry; we work in speculative only. Where lodges met, our transportation to


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and from these lodges, the family unit of today with television and the many other activities, which vie for our time are not the same as they once were. To think that the way things were done by our predecessors is the same today as it was then would be totally unrealistic. As times change, so must we adapt what we do if we wish to be a viable organization. Maybe the time has come for us to look into the mirror and ask what we might do to improve our own image and at the same time promote Masonry. We have already explored the ideas of ways to ask a man to join our great fraternity. Over the last several years it has been suggested that a man's wife can suggest that her friends husband should be a Mason. We also have the tapes of 'Friend to Friend' which tell about and encourage a man to consider Masonry. It has been said there is nothing wrong with asking a man if he had ever thought about becoming a Mason. All of these ideas and suggestions are nice, and even fall under our guidelines, but I'm not sure that they really address the problem. You might ask then, "What is the problem?" It just may be that "WE" are the problem! It could be time for us to reflect on what we do to promote our fraternity. The first part of the equation, how you might encourage a man to join, has been addressed many times. What next? The next piece of the puzzle is probably one of the most important. Something we used to do, but now, because of our busy schedules we often times short circuit. A committee is appointed to visit the new candidate. Often is the time we call that candidate and ask him to meet us for coffee, or come by the lodge or whatever, but fail to realize how important it is to visit that person in his home with his wife. It is here that the best selling job can be done. Observe how the man interacts with his wife and family, what kind of home does he have, answer any question that he or his wife may have about the Fraternity. It is here that you determine if this man should become a Brother amongst us. It is your duty to report back to your lodge your findings, and usually the lodge accepts your assessment. It is at this point and from that meeting that decision is made as to whether this man is worthy of becoming a Mason or not. If he never takes an examination, he will become an Entered Apprentice Mason for the rest of his life. And unless' stopped' could take examination on the other degrees and ultimately be Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason and no further consideration be given regarding the man's character or what he does with his life from that point forward. Let us assume that we have now made a thorough investigation of our new candidate, and visited he and his wife in their home and now extend him an invitation to join our ranks. We then welcome him on his first time in the lodge and prepare him for his introduction into Masonry. When he comes through our doors, are we ready for him? Are our members prepared to put on an impressive degree, give him his money's worth or do we just "wing it" and figure he won't know the difference? Do we have practices so he will leave impressed and anxious to tell his wife about the wonderful experience he just had? A favorable impression on this first degree is essential if we wish to see our Fraternity grow. I believe if we can get our officers to devote more time to self-improvement our numbers and our image will improve. Following the degrees, there is a lesson to be learned, which must be approved by the lodge. To be able to merely recite words with no meaning does not constitute a good lesson! It is each Lodge's responsibility to determine what


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a man should learn to be deemed proficient. As things change in our local Lodges, I think we must also reflect on our Grand Lodge. Nothing has ever been done to try and improve the way it does things. In our education system, before a person can become a teacher, they must have a college education. Many businesses have this same requirement. We constantly tell our children the importance of an education and without which, advancement is difficult. A man is given a job based on his ability to function within the confines of that ability. I think we are approaching the time when we must address our qualifications for being a Grand Lodge Officer. The world is becoming more high tech everyday. The complexity of our world requires a good knowledge of accounting, working with budgets, dealing with investments, attorneys, computers and making decisions which will affect our fraternities future. No longer should people who are not equipped to handle these types of problems make these decisions. Please understand that I am not saying that one man is any better than another is, however I am saying that there are some men who own and manage companies while others work for those companies. Our Grand Lodge is no small operation, and needs the talents of an executive to manage and coordinate its activities, to lead us into the future. We have some fine men in place and for the next few years, but now is the time to plan for tomorrow. Maybe its time to reevaluate our way of selecting who should be added to the line, and no longer go with the 'good ole boy' selection, and instead, make our requirements for future leaders men with the ability to keep our fraternity on the cutting edge. Our leadership could appoint a committee to make the determinations of what should be required of our leaders. Whether there should be a certain educational level, how much weight should be given to a man's proficiency in our ritual, if a knowledge of our constitution and by laws is necessary, how much of a knowledge of finance is needed etc ...Please remember, these are just thoughts for our future. Bro. Thomas M. Boles, Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of California made this presentation at the 1998 session of the Grand Lodge of California. He talks about Masonry, charity, brotherhood, striving for a goal and about a 93-year-old lady. This is rather a long piece, but well worth the time. Only occasionally do you have the opportunity to enjoy a presentation of this caliber, one that genuinely touches the heart. If this oration doesn't remind you of what it is really all about you are really missing out on what Masonry is all about! I know you all are waiting to hear a "Grand Oration", which is traditional from the Grand Orator; however, what I'm about to say, will not necessarily be an oration. My duty, as the Grand Orator, is to deliver an address to you, the Grand Lodge, on matters appertaining to the craft. I'm not really sure what I'm about to say is even an address or even on matters appertaining to the craft. What I am going to say today- are the feelings about Freemasonry that are in my heart; and I pray some of you may have these same feelings. But first, I would briefly like to share with you a story about a 93-year old mother who believes that Freemasonry is next to Godliness. A woman, who upon the birth of her only son, prayed to God that one day he would become a


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DeMolay and subsequently one day would become a Mason. She lived in a small coal-mining town; there poverty was as common as the noonday sun. But, one very important thing about this small village was obvious and that was the fact that the leaders in this town were the most respected people. They were the business owners, the churchgoers, and in her sight, were the elite of the community. They were all Masons to the man. She dreamed and prayed that her son would not become just another coal miner, but that he would fit into this special earthly heaven of her mind, that he would become one of the Masons in town. The beginning of her dream was fulfilled fifteen years after her son's birth, when he was initiated into the Order of DeMolay; and climaxed six years later when he was Raised a Master Mason. The dreams of her little world were then fulfilled. Fifty years after her son's acceptance into DeMolay, she still had the canceled check for his initiation, showing evidence of her pride in the Fraternity, and she even saved the Lodge's photograph of her son's first Stated Meeting as a Master Mason, which now is nearly a half-century later. As a Past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star, she has, throughout all these years, shared each thrilling moment of her son's activities in Masonry. Time is running out for her and she may not have many years left, but her daily prayers includes her thanks to God for her son, and appreciation to the Masonic Fraternity and what it has meant to her, and to her son. I wonder how many of you can repeat a similar story? I'm sure this scenario is not unique, for this great and wonderful Fraternity has grown throughout time on the foundation of love and dreams. And why not? We give to mankind more love and charity than any other body or organization in all of history. So, why don't we flaunt it, brag about it, advertise it - in other words why aren't we telling the world just how good we really are? I know that inside the breast of each Freemason is a heart filled with a special pride, unmatched by any pride that has ever been earned or received, throughout all time. Each year, hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on children numbering in the hundreds of thousands across this vast continent. We boldly face every conceivable mental and medical problem known to man. I am well acquainted with several Masonic children's hospitals, that together, treat over 300,000 children each year, with every conceivable childhood disorder. Everything from pediatric orthopedics, to cystic fibrosis, brain tumors, critical burns, cancer, epilepsy, you name it, and we treat it. One of the hospitals not only treats about 150,000 children each year, but has a startling statistic, that of over 49,000 visits to their emergency ward, in just a single year. They enjoy over 500 volunteer workers from the Masonic community. One of the other hospitals is proud of it's 850 volunteer workers that assist the staff on assigned hours, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These volunteers are also from the Masonic community. And of course, we cannot forget the 160 Childhood Language Disorder and Learning Centers around the country, and the ever present care for the eyes, the contributions to the muscular dystrophy research, and many more human needs - far too numerous to share today. And don't let us forget the medical research for those children who will need help in the future; and the loving care given to those in their golden years.


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Forgive me, I know I'm addressing the choir, but I just can't help reminding you of"who" we are. There is no question or doubt, that you who are here today are the workers, the leaders and a vital and integral part of the backbone and stability of our house - not built with hands. You all have heard about our forefathers, and their accomplishments. Just to name a few: Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Washington, Franklin, Edison; and in this century alone - Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Taft, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman - Generals Pershing, MacArthur, Doolittle, Bradley, Marshal, Admiral Byrd, King George of England, Winston Churchill, Lindbergh, Dr. Mayo, Sousa, Will Rogers, Rudyard Kipling. I could go on and on all day, and not name them all. Yes, and I am sure that I could name most everyone in this Grand Lodge as being great for something. You get the picture, don't you? But there is one name I haven't mentioned. It's a name quite obscure to most of our members, but if I had to list the top twenty influential Mason's in this century, I would certainly include this man among the most worthy. The more I read about him, the more I am impressed with his contributions to our society and his presence in our lives today. He lived at a time in Masonic history when our fraternity grew from 1.3 million members to 2.57 million. The time period was 1910 to 1920. This was a period when increased membership meant expanded administration for the various Grand Lodges and the concordant and affiliated bodies. All the officers had enlarged responsibilities. It meant more staff, more equipment, increased welfare work, and the establishment of new educational programs, and a new emphasis on Americanism. This was a period just right for a person like this man, or put another way, this person was just right for this period in Masonic history. His enthusiasm for Masonry was the same energetic, continuing eagerness as that of his Masonic father. At the age of 35, he joined the Army to fight in the Spanish-American War. It wasn't long before he was promoted to Captain, a title he enjoyed for the balance of his life. Ten years after leaving the Army, he was Raised a Master Mason in Louisville Lodge No. 400, and it wasn't long after, that he became Master of his Lodge. Shortly after his term as Master, he joined the York and Scottish Rite Bodies, and again, it wasn't long before he became Venerable Master of his Scottish Rite Valley. He was a special person, a knowing person, and everyone that knew him, agreed he as destined for greatness. A short time later he was coronated a 33 0 Scottish Rite Mason, and was crowned Sovereign Grand Inspector General for the Orient of Kentucky. His special aptitudes were so evident, that it only took a short while before he was voted the Secretary General for the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite Supreme Council. He served in this capacity for ten years, and then was voted into Scottish Rite's highest position, that of Grand Commander. His name is John H. Cowles. Illustrious Cowles was not a well-educated man, not wealthy, and thought by many to be very controversial, but everything he did in life was for the good of the Masonic Order. He single handedly, persistently pursued an exhaustive campaign against the bureaucrats of Washington for a Department of Education and compulsory education for the children of America. Even though his efforts were not passed immediately by Congress, our neighboring State of Oregon decided to go ahead and adopt a referendum requiring compulsory attendance for all children in the public schools.


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He was one of the first to establish a permanent foundation for the care of sick children in America - this was long before government welfare agencies were heard of. His penetrating focus on childhood disease, which was killing thousands of children throughout the nation, was long before vaccination programs and the development of antibiotics. As we all know, polio was a cruel adversary of children's health in those days. And it was during this period that the now world famous Scottish Rite Children's Hospital was built in Atlanta, Georgia. This hospital, I'm sure, was the inspiration and guiding light for the first Shriner's Hospital to be built in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1922. Cowles once said, "A nation cannot last as a money-making mob; it cannot with impurity and simply plain existence, go on despising literature, despising science, despising art, despising nature, despising compassion and conceding its soul to every penny. The values inculcated by Freemasonry were needed for the common good of the nation, in danger of being spoiled by the excesses of the rich patterns of life." Cowles was concerned about the disuse of public Masonic ceremonies, the little attendance at Masonic Burial Services, the reduction of laying cornerstones for public buildings. His belief was that Freemasonry offers a "spiritual oasis, a retreat from this world; that it reinforces traditional morality, so that the idea of the asylum promised harmony in a world, so sorely lacking it." Does this remind you of today? Just think, nearly 100 years ago, it was said that the fraternity was concerned chiefly with membership and the individual Mason, and thereby had concentrated its attention on religion and the personal morality of its members. We were developing a consciousness of the external world, and desired some visible part in it, as Masons. They were saying then, that the problem of low attendance at Lodges revealed that a large number of members had come to regard Masonry "more as symbolic than a participatory organization". John Cowles was a tireless promoter of job placement for our members throughout the nation, who were unemployed, and as such, set up an unofficial national employment service. He was also exceedingly generous with his own personal resources, rarely refusing the appeal of any family in need. It wasn't uncommon for him to respond to a letter requesting