Document 410904

ROCHESTER LODGE #21, A.F. & A.M.
2002 SOUTHWEST SECOND STREET
ROCHESTER, MN 55902
NON-PROFIT
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KASSON, MN 55944
VOL. 25, NO.
NOVEMBER 2014
From the Master
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WHERE THE GAVELS ARE:
Kasson-Mantorville………………......Patrick Johnson
Mankato………...…………..............Todd Stromswold
Winona…...........…...……......................Scott Banicki
Caledonia……….…..........................Mark Schroeder
Rochester...…………….…......................Daniel Nash
Pleasant Grove……………………...........Ben Larson
Chatfield……………………………............Tom Muller
Albert Lea-Western Star 26...............Troy Goodwater
Preston……....……........................Dean Underbakke
DIRECTORY • Masonic Center-507-282-1820
#39
#46
#49
#69
#75
#84
#123
#203
Rochester Lodge #21 A.F. & A.M.
Stated Mtgs - 2nd & 4th Monday
W. M.: Daniel [email protected]
SEC: Paul Allen..........….…....…………......................…….507-282-1820
Halcyon Chapter #8, R.A.M.
Stated Mtgs - 2nd Tuesday
HP: Frank Potratz…....…………....………..................................289-8114
SEC: Allan Shufelt.....................…....…………....…...................288-7376
Home Commandery #5, K.T.
Stated Mtgs - 2nd Tuesday
EC: Frank Potratz……..........……....…………....….....................289-8114
REC: Allan Shufelt....................…....………...............................288-7376
Scottish Rite - Valley Of Rochester
Stated Mtgs - 1st Thursday
SEC: Roger Anderson, 32°....Cell- 253-320-418 • Skype #507-216-5698
Lodge Of Perfection
VEN MSTR:Charles Brust, 32° K.C.C.H.............................507-281-8725
S.W.: Zeb Dudek, 32° K.C.C.H.................…....….............507-867-3046
Chapter Rose Croix
WISE MSTR: Livius DʼUscio
A.W.: David Holstom
Council Of Kadosh
COMMANDER: Paul Main, 32°, K.C.C.H............................507-346-2398
S.W.: Kerry Sackreiter, 32°, K.C.C.H..................................507-932-4498
Consistory
MASTER OF KADOSH:
Zeb Dudek, 32° K.C.C.H.......Cell: 507-867-3046 • [email protected]
Prior: John Pavek................................................................507-269-0225
Rochester Chapter Order of Demolay
Stated Mtgs.: 1st & 3rd Sundays, 3:00pm
D.A.D.: Adam Pierce…........................................................507-990-9159
Rochester Chapter #193, O.E.S.
Stated Mtgs - 1st Tuesday and 3rd Tuesday of Sept. & March
WM: Cindy Saunders......….................................................507-259-0567
SEC: Georgianne Johnson.................................................507-951-6554
Editor: Bev Allen................507-289-5448 • [email protected]
Webmaster: Bill [email protected]
Austin-Fidelity Lodge.............……….Dan Hernandez
Clyde-Evergreen Lodge….....................Adam Pierce
Rising Sun Lodge, St. Charles..……......Curt Sanders
Rushford - Mystic Star…..........................Lee Whipke
LeRoy, Eureka………..........................Issac T. Soltau
Money Creek, Orient Lodge….....Thomas L. Johnson
Prairie Lodge………........................Davin T. Johnson
Stewartville…....…..…..........................Douglas Brick
Hiram Award
Nov 21,2014
Social: 6:00 PM
Supper: 7:00 PM
Hubbell House in
Mantorville
Honoring Chuck Brust
If you get the newsletter via USPS
mail: notify us with new address if
you go south for the winter or
change and get the newsletter via
email. We send the newsletter via
email to all that notify us.
See WM Dan or Sec Paul
if you can ring the bells for
the Salvation Army
BY PERMISSION OF M.W. GR. LODGE A.F. & A.M. OF MINNESOTA
Greetings from the East!
It's that time again, get ready to vote!
On our December 8th meeting we will
be voting for your favorite officers. As
per tradition, this will be followed by that
rare delicacy prepared by AD Chuck, his
famous oyster stew! Come and join us
for a great meal with some good old
fashion fellowship.
Congratulations to all our new Master
Masons who attended the Big Tent
event on November 15. This is an outstanding way to welcome you fully into
masonry with so many brothers from all
around the state.
Please join us as we honor and offer
our thanks to all the great work AD
Chuck Brust has done for our lodge. We
will present him our highest honor of the
Hiram award. The date is Friday,
November 21st, 2014 with the social
from 6:00 pm and supper at 7:00 pm.
Place is the Hubbell House in
Mantorville, MN.
Please consider volunteering as a
Mason for Salvation Army Bell Ringing!
All monies dropped into the bucket will
be matched by the Minnesota Masonic
Charities (MMC). Remember that the
statistical research results are in, and
you can make a difference: when the
bells are being rung by individuals more
money is dropped into the buckets. It is
my will and pleasure that we fill each 2
hours lot with at least two Masons. Let
me know(call or email) which slot or
slots. More information to come!
It feels like Christmas already with so
many blessing and new items for the
lodge. A list of some of the fun is:
• Large screen HDTV and dishwasher
in our lodge room donated by Brother
Kurt Walleser
• New Officer aprons on the way
thanks to one $5000 donation and additional donations to fill in the need.
Thanks AD Chuck Brust for researching
and gathering bids.
• New dishwasher in the dining room thanks WB Rich Pavek for researching,
ordering and coordinating the installation
• Projector and new screen installed in
the dining room - courtesy of your
Worshipful Master and thanks WB Craig
for the plywood to mount it on
• Windows 7 computer systems for the
office and the lodge room
• Printer and copier for the lodge office
• Pancake dispensers - courtesy of
your Worshipful Master
• Paper and soap dispenses for the
restrooms - Thanks WB Rich Pavek
• and more...
• Let us not forget our greatest blessing, that of you, my brother and your
family. The items above are only tools
for our brothers to use like the gavel that
molds that rough ashlars into perfect
ashlars, ready for the builders use.
Without you, your fellowship and brotherly love, all this would be for not. Thank
you for being a Mason and sharing life's
journey with us.
If you have any questions, or neat
ideas please contact me through the
Secretary, or [email protected] or
507-250-5591.
Upon the square, Daniel Nash
Scottish Rite
Greetings Brothers!
By the time you read this, our class
will have passed through the work of the
14th degree. In January, we will move
on to the degrees of the chapter of Rose
Croix, with the 18th degree being presented at the February meeting.
In the interim, as noted in last monthʼs
column, we will have a national speaker
in December - WB Robert Davis, 33° is
a well-known Masonic researcher and
author, and is the Secretary of the Valley
of Guthrie, Oklahoma. He will be speaking on the history and origins of our
Scottish Rite degrees, and how they
evolved into the degrees we know today.
The date for this event will be the
evening of December 6th, and this will
take the place of our December meeting.
The dinner will be held at the
Elizabethan Room of the Kahler Hotel in
Rochester, with a social hour at 6pm and
dinner at 7. RSVPʼs for $40 each need
to be sent to Brother Carey Boyum,
www.se-mn-masons.org
67982 260th Ave., Kasson MN 55944.
Your check is your reservation for this
event. We plan to invite brothers from
around the state and surrounding area
to join us for the festivities, so get your
reservation in early - space is limited!
More details on this event appear in the
ad elsewhere in this newsletter. Please
note that this event is open to all Master
Masons, however spouses are not
included due to the content of the presentation.
I look forward to seeing many of you
in the months to come.
Fraternally,
Chuck Brust, Venerable Master
SCOTTISH RITE
SECRETARYʼS CORNER
“Class #199”
Our 14th degree cast and crew will
again be putting in the extra effort by
performing this degree in the Mankato
Lodge. Chef Paul will be using his own
culinary skills to provide us with his
awesome BBQ pork & beef delights at
NOON on Saturday – November 1st.
See you there!
“Save this date NOW”
Saturday - December 6th @ 6 PM
More news to follow.
“Membership Renewal Update”
You should soon be receiving your
notice for the 2015 RENEWAL as I was
advised they are in the mail.
It would be very helpful if everyone
paid them ASAP before end of year. I
would like to point out that there are at
least 110 of your Brothers that are delinquent. Collection of dues consumes
75% of my time and really makes my
job more difficult.
PLEASE HELP ME OUT – THANKS
Once again, for those of you using credit cards, please use “renew.scottishrite.org”
on your browser or send info to me on
renewal card for completion.
Roger Anderson, 253-320-4187 mobile.
Email = [email protected]
ROCHESTER DEMOLAY
No news this month.
Look for next month column.
Continued on pg. 2
York Rite
Nov 11 Halcyon Chapter 8 and
Home Commandery 5 meet
7:30 PM at the Rochester
Masonic Center
Nov 17 Tyrian Council 4 meets at
7:30 PM at the Rochester
Masonic Center. Supper
6:00 PM at the Canadian
Honker Restaurant
News from the Masonic
Temple Association
The Board met on Oct 13th at 5:30pm. The
old copy machine and broken dishwasher from
upstairs kitchen have been disposed of thank
you to brother Kurt Walleser. Brother Walleser
has also been very generous and donated a
new TV for the Club room and installed a new
dishwasher in the kitchen. The downstairsʼ dining room now also has a projector and wall
screen for renters and bodies to use which
should add value to our facility. Thank you to
WB Nash for donating that and setting it up.
The front lighting has been fixed and looks
much brighter and will save us money on electrical cost. We got the curb improvement bill
from the City for the 2nd St project and will
begin paying that off starting in November. The
Kitchen is missing several of the big baking
sheets, weʼve gone from 8 down to only 1, so if
you have borrowed them, please return them
as soon as possible. As a reminder the temple
does not allow anything to be removed from the
temple without permission. Just because you
have a key does not mean you can borrow
items at will from the building. Also if you have
towels, or aprons or anything else you took
home to wash, please bring those back. We
plan on doing an inventory to see what we have
in the kitchen.
Upon the Square,
Bill Cleveland
President Temple Board Assoc.
Order of the Eastern Star
Greetings Sisters and Brothers,
I hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather
since we know what will soon follow! There is
nothing like the warm days followed by cool
crisp nights. It is time to enjoy fall colors, wear-
ing your favorite sweatshirt, curling up with a
great book or enjoying comfort foods that seem
to fit the season perfectly. We welcomed fall by
wearing camouflage to our October 7 meeting.
We discussed our upcoming
Events which will include serving the Feast of
Tishri for the Scottish Rite and a supper for the
Kiwanis. We are working on the details for decorating a tree for the Festival of Trees in
November. We have also chosen to put together a basket of family heritage items for the
Masonic Cancer Dance on November 1. I hope
to see many of you there! It is a night filled with
fun, food and fellowship all to raise money for
the Masonic Cancer Center.
We have been asked to participate in 2 of our
MN Grand Chapter projects. The first project
continues from last year and is a fleece blanket
project. We would get together to tie blankets (
no sewing experience needed) which would
then be distributed to the Masonic home. I am
looking for someone who would take charge of
the project. this would definitely give us time to
have fun and do something worthwhile. The
next project involves collecting new and gently
used DVD's for the Masonic Cancer Center. We
will be putting signs up at the Masonic Temple
along with a collection vessel so DVD's can be
dropped off at any time.
The last thing I would like to mention is
regarding the kitchen in the basement of the
Masonic Temple. We have noticed several missing or worn out items from the kitchen along with
the need for more pots, pans and utensils that
are needed to prepare meals. I have taken on
the task of making an inventory of current items
along with identifying needed items for the
kitchen. We will be having a "Kitchen Shower" to
ask for items to be donated to the Masonic
Temple for use in the kitchen. Look for a list of
these items in a future newsletter.
I will be looking for you at our next stated
meeting on Tuesday November 4 at 7:30 pm.
With Star Love
Cindy Saunders, Worthy Matron
One of the most important meetings
of the year is ELECTION NIGHT.
IT is time to say goodbye to last year's
head of body and choose next year's
head of body--- SHOW UP AND CAST YOUR
VOTE FOR THE BLUE LODGE ON DEC 8.
BRAASCH
Commercial Real Estate
Mike Haley
Local
507-288-5649
Fax:
507-288-6859
NATION
MIDWEST SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTAION, INC. WIDE WATS
800-927-8007
P.O. BOX 6418, ROCHESTER, MN 55903
• 507-208-3027 •
[email protected]
2630 S. Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
2014 Calendar
50th Membership Award
Please note: all uses of the Masonic Center building have to be entered
on the master calender in the copy room including meetings of the Masonic bodies or the Editor can not enter the uses into the calendar for the Newsletter. The
calendar is only as accurate as the master calendar!
Nov 1
2
3
4
6
7
10
11
16
17
20
21
22
24
Masters Social
DeMolay
Barbershop Chorus
Reading Center
OES
Scottish Rite
SEIU
Barbershop
Masonic Temple Board
Blue Lodge Meal
Blue Lodge
Chapt & CMDRY
DeMolay
Barbershop
Tyrian Council
Huff and Puff
Hiram Award
Blue Lodge Social
Barbershop Chorus
Blue Lodge
9:00-12:00 AM
3:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:30-12:30
7:30 PM
7:00 PM
5:00-10:30PM
6:00 PM
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
3:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:30 PM
1:00-4:00 PM
6:00 PM
9:30 AM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
MERRY
MEDICS
WB attending.
DR Kirk Kottschade giving
award to Gerald.
WB Robert Davis³
The Journey of the
Degrees of the
Scottish Rite
Certificate & pin to
Gerald Campbell
RSVP
VP Today
ay!
Seat
ati
ting is
limite
ted!
Saturday, December 6, 2014
6pm Social, 7pm Dinner
Kahler Hotel³Elizabethan Room
20 SW Second A
Av
ve, Rochester, MN 55902
of
Rochester
Email:
[email protected]
RANFRANZ & VINE Sixta Insurance, LLC
Providing a Full Range of Quality Financial
FUNERAL HOMES Services and Products Since 1981
5421 Royal Place NW
Rochester, Minnesota 55901
507-289-3600 / 282-2738
(CORNER OF 18TH AVE. & 55ST NW)
I am ready to work for you!
I would like to be your
real estate resource.
Jason Carey, Realtor
at RE/MAX Results
Robert J, Sixta, CLU
MN State License #1001480
425 15th Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902
[email protected]
Bus.: 507-288-2366 • Cell: 507-289-8357
Life Insurance • Annuities • Estate Planning • Retirement
Please contact me by any means:
230 20th Ave. SW
Call/Text: 507-250-5361
Rochester, MN 55902
Email: [email protected]
Mike Kothenbeutel
owner
DODGE
COUNTY
PRINTING
105 1ST AVENUE NW
KASSON MN 55944
Ph: (507) 529-9599
Cell: (507) 261-1624
507-634-2661
[email protected]
York Rite
Nov 11 Halcyon Chapter 8 and
Home Commandery 5 meet
7:30 PM at the Rochester
Masonic Center
Nov 17 Tyrian Council 4 meets at
7:30 PM at the Rochester
Masonic Center. Supper
6:00 PM at the Canadian
Honker Restaurant
News from the Masonic
Temple Association
The Board met on Oct 13th at 5:30pm. The
old copy machine and broken dishwasher from
upstairs kitchen have been disposed of thank
you to brother Kurt Walleser. Brother Walleser
has also been very generous and donated a
new TV for the Club room and installed a new
dishwasher in the kitchen. The downstairsʼ dining room now also has a projector and wall
screen for renters and bodies to use which
should add value to our facility. Thank you to
WB Nash for donating that and setting it up.
The front lighting has been fixed and looks
much brighter and will save us money on electrical cost. We got the curb improvement bill
from the City for the 2nd St project and will
begin paying that off starting in November. The
Kitchen is missing several of the big baking
sheets, weʼve gone from 8 down to only 1, so if
you have borrowed them, please return them
as soon as possible. As a reminder the temple
does not allow anything to be removed from the
temple without permission. Just because you
have a key does not mean you can borrow
items at will from the building. Also if you have
towels, or aprons or anything else you took
home to wash, please bring those back. We
plan on doing an inventory to see what we have
in the kitchen.
Upon the Square,
Bill Cleveland
President Temple Board Assoc.
Order of the Eastern Star
Greetings Sisters and Brothers,
I hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather
since we know what will soon follow! There is
nothing like the warm days followed by cool
crisp nights. It is time to enjoy fall colors, wear-
ing your favorite sweatshirt, curling up with a
great book or enjoying comfort foods that seem
to fit the season perfectly. We welcomed fall by
wearing camouflage to our October 7 meeting.
We discussed our upcoming
Events which will include serving the Feast of
Tishri for the Scottish Rite and a supper for the
Kiwanis. We are working on the details for decorating a tree for the Festival of Trees in
November. We have also chosen to put together a basket of family heritage items for the
Masonic Cancer Dance on November 1. I hope
to see many of you there! It is a night filled with
fun, food and fellowship all to raise money for
the Masonic Cancer Center.
We have been asked to participate in 2 of our
MN Grand Chapter projects. The first project
continues from last year and is a fleece blanket
project. We would get together to tie blankets (
no sewing experience needed) which would
then be distributed to the Masonic home. I am
looking for someone who would take charge of
the project. this would definitely give us time to
have fun and do something worthwhile. The
next project involves collecting new and gently
used DVD's for the Masonic Cancer Center. We
will be putting signs up at the Masonic Temple
along with a collection vessel so DVD's can be
dropped off at any time.
The last thing I would like to mention is
regarding the kitchen in the basement of the
Masonic Temple. We have noticed several missing or worn out items from the kitchen along with
the need for more pots, pans and utensils that
are needed to prepare meals. I have taken on
the task of making an inventory of current items
along with identifying needed items for the
kitchen. We will be having a "Kitchen Shower" to
ask for items to be donated to the Masonic
Temple for use in the kitchen. Look for a list of
these items in a future newsletter.
I will be looking for you at our next stated
meeting on Tuesday November 4 at 7:30 pm.
With Star Love
Cindy Saunders, Worthy Matron
One of the most important meetings
of the year is ELECTION NIGHT.
IT is time to say goodbye to last year's
head of body and choose next year's
head of body--- SHOW UP AND CAST YOUR
VOTE FOR THE BLUE LODGE ON DEC 8.
BRAASCH
Commercial Real Estate
Mike Haley
Local
507-288-5649
Fax:
507-288-6859
NATION
MIDWEST SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTAION, INC. WIDE WATS
800-927-8007
P.O. BOX 6418, ROCHESTER, MN 55903
• 507-208-3027 •
[email protected]
2630 S. Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
2014 Calendar
50th Membership Award
Please note: all uses of the Masonic Center building have to be entered
on the master calender in the copy room including meetings of the Masonic bodies or the Editor can not enter the uses into the calendar for the Newsletter. The
calendar is only as accurate as the master calendar!
Nov 1
2
3
4
6
7
10
11
16
17
20
21
22
24
Masters Social
DeMolay
Barbershop Chorus
Reading Center
OES
Scottish Rite
SEIU
Barbershop
Masonic Temple Board
Blue Lodge Meal
Blue Lodge
Chapt & CMDRY
DeMolay
Barbershop
Tyrian Council
Huff and Puff
Hiram Award
Blue Lodge Social
Barbershop Chorus
Blue Lodge
9:00-12:00 AM
3:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:30-12:30
7:30 PM
7:00 PM
5:00-10:30PM
6:00 PM
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
3:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:30 PM
1:00-4:00 PM
6:00 PM
9:30 AM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
MERRY
MEDICS
WB attending.
DR Kirk Kottschade giving
award to Gerald.
WB Robert Davis³
The Journey of the
Degrees of the
Scottish Rite
Certificate & pin to
Gerald Campbell
RSVP
VP Today
ay!
Seat
ati
ting is
limite
ted!
Saturday, December 6, 2014
6pm Social, 7pm Dinner
Kahler Hotel³Elizabethan Room
20 SW Second A
Av
ve, Rochester, MN 55902
of
Rochester
Email:
[email protected]
RANFRANZ & VINE Sixta Insurance, LLC
Providing a Full Range of Quality Financial
FUNERAL HOMES Services and Products Since 1981
5421 Royal Place NW
Rochester, Minnesota 55901
507-289-3600 / 282-2738
(CORNER OF 18TH AVE. & 55ST NW)
I am ready to work for you!
I would like to be your
real estate resource.
Jason Carey, Realtor
at RE/MAX Results
Robert J, Sixta, CLU
MN State License #1001480
425 15th Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902
[email protected]
Bus.: 507-288-2366 • Cell: 507-289-8357
Life Insurance • Annuities • Estate Planning • Retirement
Please contact me by any means:
230 20th Ave. SW
Call/Text: 507-250-5361
Rochester, MN 55902
Email: [email protected]
Mike Kothenbeutel
owner
DODGE
COUNTY
PRINTING
105 1ST AVENUE NW
KASSON MN 55944
Ph: (507) 529-9599
Cell: (507) 261-1624
507-634-2661
[email protected]
York Rite
Nov 11 Halcyon Chapter 8 and
Home Commandery 5 meet
7:30 PM at the Rochester
Masonic Center
Nov 17 Tyrian Council 4 meets at
7:30 PM at the Rochester
Masonic Center. Supper
6:00 PM at the Canadian
Honker Restaurant
News from the Masonic
Temple Association
The Board met on Oct 13th at 5:30pm. The
old copy machine and broken dishwasher from
upstairs kitchen have been disposed of thank
you to brother Kurt Walleser. Brother Walleser
has also been very generous and donated a
new TV for the Club room and installed a new
dishwasher in the kitchen. The downstairsʼ dining room now also has a projector and wall
screen for renters and bodies to use which
should add value to our facility. Thank you to
WB Nash for donating that and setting it up.
The front lighting has been fixed and looks
much brighter and will save us money on electrical cost. We got the curb improvement bill
from the City for the 2nd St project and will
begin paying that off starting in November. The
Kitchen is missing several of the big baking
sheets, weʼve gone from 8 down to only 1, so if
you have borrowed them, please return them
as soon as possible. As a reminder the temple
does not allow anything to be removed from the
temple without permission. Just because you
have a key does not mean you can borrow
items at will from the building. Also if you have
towels, or aprons or anything else you took
home to wash, please bring those back. We
plan on doing an inventory to see what we have
in the kitchen.
Upon the Square,
Bill Cleveland
President Temple Board Assoc.
Order of the Eastern Star
Greetings Sisters and Brothers,
I hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather
since we know what will soon follow! There is
nothing like the warm days followed by cool
crisp nights. It is time to enjoy fall colors, wear-
ing your favorite sweatshirt, curling up with a
great book or enjoying comfort foods that seem
to fit the season perfectly. We welcomed fall by
wearing camouflage to our October 7 meeting.
We discussed our upcoming
Events which will include serving the Feast of
Tishri for the Scottish Rite and a supper for the
Kiwanis. We are working on the details for decorating a tree for the Festival of Trees in
November. We have also chosen to put together a basket of family heritage items for the
Masonic Cancer Dance on November 1. I hope
to see many of you there! It is a night filled with
fun, food and fellowship all to raise money for
the Masonic Cancer Center.
We have been asked to participate in 2 of our
MN Grand Chapter projects. The first project
continues from last year and is a fleece blanket
project. We would get together to tie blankets (
no sewing experience needed) which would
then be distributed to the Masonic home. I am
looking for someone who would take charge of
the project. this would definitely give us time to
have fun and do something worthwhile. The
next project involves collecting new and gently
used DVD's for the Masonic Cancer Center. We
will be putting signs up at the Masonic Temple
along with a collection vessel so DVD's can be
dropped off at any time.
The last thing I would like to mention is
regarding the kitchen in the basement of the
Masonic Temple. We have noticed several missing or worn out items from the kitchen along with
the need for more pots, pans and utensils that
are needed to prepare meals. I have taken on
the task of making an inventory of current items
along with identifying needed items for the
kitchen. We will be having a "Kitchen Shower" to
ask for items to be donated to the Masonic
Temple for use in the kitchen. Look for a list of
these items in a future newsletter.
I will be looking for you at our next stated
meeting on Tuesday November 4 at 7:30 pm.
With Star Love
Cindy Saunders, Worthy Matron
One of the most important meetings
of the year is ELECTION NIGHT.
IT is time to say goodbye to last year's
head of body and choose next year's
head of body--- SHOW UP AND CAST YOUR
VOTE FOR THE BLUE LODGE ON DEC 8.
BRAASCH
Commercial Real Estate
Mike Haley
Local
507-288-5649
Fax:
507-288-6859
NATION
MIDWEST SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTAION, INC. WIDE WATS
800-927-8007
P.O. BOX 6418, ROCHESTER, MN 55903
• 507-208-3027 •
[email protected]
2630 S. Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
2014 Calendar
50th Membership Award
Please note: all uses of the Masonic Center building have to be entered
on the master calender in the copy room including meetings of the Masonic bodies or the Editor can not enter the uses into the calendar for the Newsletter. The
calendar is only as accurate as the master calendar!
Nov 1
2
3
4
6
7
10
11
16
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MEDICS
WB attending.
DR Kirk Kottschade giving
award to Gerald.
WB Robert Davis³
The Journey of the
Degrees of the
Scottish Rite
Certificate & pin to
Gerald Campbell
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VOL. 25, NO.
NOVEMBER 2014
From the Master
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WHERE THE GAVELS ARE:
Kasson-Mantorville………………......Patrick Johnson
Mankato………...…………..............Todd Stromswold
Winona…...........…...……......................Scott Banicki
Caledonia……….…..........................Mark Schroeder
Rochester...…………….…......................Daniel Nash
Pleasant Grove……………………...........Ben Larson
Chatfield……………………………............Tom Muller
Albert Lea-Western Star 26...............Troy Goodwater
Preston……....……........................Dean Underbakke
DIRECTORY • Masonic Center-507-282-1820
#39
#46
#49
#69
#75
#84
#123
#203
Rochester Lodge #21 A.F. & A.M.
Stated Mtgs - 2nd & 4th Monday
W. M.: Daniel [email protected]
SEC: Paul Allen..........….…....…………......................…….507-282-1820
Halcyon Chapter #8, R.A.M.
Stated Mtgs - 2nd Tuesday
HP: Frank Potratz…....…………....………..................................289-8114
SEC: Allan Shufelt.....................…....…………....…...................288-7376
Home Commandery #5, K.T.
Stated Mtgs - 2nd Tuesday
EC: Frank Potratz……..........……....…………....….....................289-8114
REC: Allan Shufelt....................…....………...............................288-7376
Scottish Rite - Valley Of Rochester
Stated Mtgs - 1st Thursday
SEC: Roger Anderson, 32°....Cell- 253-320-418 • Skype #507-216-5698
Lodge Of Perfection
VEN MSTR:Charles Brust, 32° K.C.C.H.............................507-281-8725
S.W.: Zeb Dudek, 32° K.C.C.H.................…....….............507-867-3046
Chapter Rose Croix
WISE MSTR: Livius DʼUscio
A.W.: David Holstom
Council Of Kadosh
COMMANDER: Paul Main, 32°, K.C.C.H............................507-346-2398
S.W.: Kerry Sackreiter, 32°, K.C.C.H..................................507-932-4498
Consistory
MASTER OF KADOSH:
Zeb Dudek, 32° K.C.C.H.......Cell: 507-867-3046 • [email protected]
Prior: John Pavek................................................................507-269-0225
Rochester Chapter Order of Demolay
Stated Mtgs.: 1st & 3rd Sundays, 3:00pm
D.A.D.: Adam Pierce…........................................................507-990-9159
Rochester Chapter #193, O.E.S.
Stated Mtgs - 1st Tuesday and 3rd Tuesday of Sept. & March
WM: Cindy Saunders......….................................................507-259-0567
SEC: Georgianne Johnson.................................................507-951-6554
Editor: Bev Allen................507-289-5448 • [email protected]
Webmaster: Bill [email protected]
Austin-Fidelity Lodge.............……….Dan Hernandez
Clyde-Evergreen Lodge….....................Adam Pierce
Rising Sun Lodge, St. Charles..……......Curt Sanders
Rushford - Mystic Star…..........................Lee Whipke
LeRoy, Eureka………..........................Issac T. Soltau
Money Creek, Orient Lodge….....Thomas L. Johnson
Prairie Lodge………........................Davin T. Johnson
Stewartville…....…..…..........................Douglas Brick
Hiram Award
Nov 21,2014
Social: 6:00 PM
Supper: 7:00 PM
Hubbell House in
Mantorville
Honoring Chuck Brust
If you get the newsletter via USPS
mail: notify us with new address if
you go south for the winter or
change and get the newsletter via
email. We send the newsletter via
email to all that notify us.
See WM Dan or Sec Paul
if you can ring the bells for
the Salvation Army
BY PERMISSION OF M.W. GR. LODGE A.F. & A.M. OF MINNESOTA
Greetings from the East!
It's that time again, get ready to vote!
On our December 8th meeting we will
be voting for your favorite officers. As
per tradition, this will be followed by that
rare delicacy prepared by AD Chuck, his
famous oyster stew! Come and join us
for a great meal with some good old
fashion fellowship.
Congratulations to all our new Master
Masons who attended the Big Tent
event on November 15. This is an outstanding way to welcome you fully into
masonry with so many brothers from all
around the state.
Please join us as we honor and offer
our thanks to all the great work AD
Chuck Brust has done for our lodge. We
will present him our highest honor of the
Hiram award. The date is Friday,
November 21st, 2014 with the social
from 6:00 pm and supper at 7:00 pm.
Place is the Hubbell House in
Mantorville, MN.
Please consider volunteering as a
Mason for Salvation Army Bell Ringing!
All monies dropped into the bucket will
be matched by the Minnesota Masonic
Charities (MMC). Remember that the
statistical research results are in, and
you can make a difference: when the
bells are being rung by individuals more
money is dropped into the buckets. It is
my will and pleasure that we fill each 2
hours lot with at least two Masons. Let
me know(call or email) which slot or
slots. More information to come!
It feels like Christmas already with so
many blessing and new items for the
lodge. A list of some of the fun is:
• Large screen HDTV and dishwasher
in our lodge room donated by Brother
Kurt Walleser
• New Officer aprons on the way
thanks to one $5000 donation and additional donations to fill in the need.
Thanks AD Chuck Brust for researching
and gathering bids.
• New dishwasher in the dining room thanks WB Rich Pavek for researching,
ordering and coordinating the installation
• Projector and new screen installed in
the dining room - courtesy of your
Worshipful Master and thanks WB Craig
for the plywood to mount it on
• Windows 7 computer systems for the
office and the lodge room
• Printer and copier for the lodge office
• Pancake dispensers - courtesy of
your Worshipful Master
• Paper and soap dispenses for the
restrooms - Thanks WB Rich Pavek
• and more...
• Let us not forget our greatest blessing, that of you, my brother and your
family. The items above are only tools
for our brothers to use like the gavel that
molds that rough ashlars into perfect
ashlars, ready for the builders use.
Without you, your fellowship and brotherly love, all this would be for not. Thank
you for being a Mason and sharing life's
journey with us.
If you have any questions, or neat
ideas please contact me through the
Secretary, or [email protected] or
507-250-5591.
Upon the square, Daniel Nash
Scottish Rite
Greetings Brothers!
By the time you read this, our class
will have passed through the work of the
14th degree. In January, we will move
on to the degrees of the chapter of Rose
Croix, with the 18th degree being presented at the February meeting.
In the interim, as noted in last monthʼs
column, we will have a national speaker
in December - WB Robert Davis, 33° is
a well-known Masonic researcher and
author, and is the Secretary of the Valley
of Guthrie, Oklahoma. He will be speaking on the history and origins of our
Scottish Rite degrees, and how they
evolved into the degrees we know today.
The date for this event will be the
evening of December 6th, and this will
take the place of our December meeting.
The dinner will be held at the
Elizabethan Room of the Kahler Hotel in
Rochester, with a social hour at 6pm and
dinner at 7. RSVPʼs for $40 each need
to be sent to Brother Carey Boyum,
www.se-mn-masons.org
67982 260th Ave., Kasson MN 55944.
Your check is your reservation for this
event. We plan to invite brothers from
around the state and surrounding area
to join us for the festivities, so get your
reservation in early - space is limited!
More details on this event appear in the
ad elsewhere in this newsletter. Please
note that this event is open to all Master
Masons, however spouses are not
included due to the content of the presentation.
I look forward to seeing many of you
in the months to come.
Fraternally,
Chuck Brust, Venerable Master
SCOTTISH RITE
SECRETARYʼS CORNER
“Class #199”
Our 14th degree cast and crew will
again be putting in the extra effort by
performing this degree in the Mankato
Lodge. Chef Paul will be using his own
culinary skills to provide us with his
awesome BBQ pork & beef delights at
NOON on Saturday – November 1st.
See you there!
“Save this date NOW”
Saturday - December 6th @ 6 PM
More news to follow.
“Membership Renewal Update”
You should soon be receiving your
notice for the 2015 RENEWAL as I was
advised they are in the mail.
It would be very helpful if everyone
paid them ASAP before end of year. I
would like to point out that there are at
least 110 of your Brothers that are delinquent. Collection of dues consumes
75% of my time and really makes my
job more difficult.
PLEASE HELP ME OUT – THANKS
Once again, for those of you using credit cards, please use “renew.scottishrite.org”
on your browser or send info to me on
renewal card for completion.
Roger Anderson, 253-320-4187 mobile.
Email = [email protected]
ROCHESTER DEMOLAY
No news this month.
Look for next month column.
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