February 4th: Monday
Dinner 6:30 PM
Stated Meeting 7:30 PM
The 2013 Lodge Budget will be reviewed and voted upon.
A group picture of all Lodge Officers will be taken between dinner and opening of Lodge.
Come be surprised by the scrumptious meal the OES has prepared for our consumption. Marion Mc Daniel 56 continues to have one of the best meal deals in town.
So, if for no other reason, come join us at the dinner table.
It's only $7.00 per person or $10.00 for a couple.
February 18th: Monday - 7 PM
Entered Apprentice Degree Walk-Through Education Session
The Worshipful Master of Marion McDaniel Lodge 56 in Tucson (WM Don Milligan PM) invites you to bring your Entered Apprentices and their Coaches or Mentors (required) to a special walk-through of the Entered Apprentice Degree at our Lodge.
Our desire is to provide a "hands-on" learning experience for those who have gone through the EA degree, seen one, or are working the Candidate Education Program Binder toward the required minimum Grand Lodge proficiency.
In this tyled Lodge of Education, we will place EAs in as many Stations and Places as possible/available, accompanied by a Pedestal Officer or Master Mason to guide them as they "run" the Entered Apprentice Degree. The Ritual Manual Entered Apprentice section (ONLY) will be used, followed, and explained. During this education degree, the Marion McDaniel Education Mentors will provide instruction, as well as take questions and provide answers (or defer them to a discussion period).
The tyled educational degree will take participating Entered Apprentices through the experience from opening the Lodge up to the Obligation. If time and participation permits, the degree may continue to the "half time" point.
Marion McDaniel Education Mentors will also conduct a discussion period immediately following the walk-through (after "half-time" refreshements).
This discussion will cover two areas:
The just-experienced EA degree conferral andm it will ALSO look deeply into the "EA Catechism" via an expanded education session.
This session has been presented several times since its development in 2003 at Marion McDaniel Lodge.
Coaches/Mentors who do not wish their EAs to be exposed to discussion of the "Catechism" should take note and decide if they desire to participate or stay for the extended discussion period.
Light Refreshments will be available at "half time".
So that we know how much/many to plan for, RSVP to the Secretary, MM#56 (contact info, email works best).
All Master Masons in good standing are invited. FCs must be sponsored by a Master Mason.
On behalf of WM Milligan and the Lodge Education Team, we hope to see you!
WB Steve Harrington (aka WBS)
Additional Monday Degree Work/Team Meetings To Be Determined
- Please check our "Web Site" frequently for possible additional events -
From The Secretary
WB Steve Harrington PM (firstname.lastname@example.org) 520-977-9678c
A Warm Welcome to the 2013 OFFICERS
Worshipful Master: Donald E. Milligan PM 393-0708
Senior Warden: Gilbert A. Schlierer (203) 434-0123c
Junior Warden: Charles R. Barnes PM 990-6902c
Treasurer: Jeffrey B. Horton PM 260-8360c
Secretary: Stephen C. Harrington PM 977-9678c
Senior Deacon: John C. Cayce 869-4686
Junior Deacon: Patrick S. Zech 303-3621
Senior Steward: Roderic L. Wagoner 979-1803
Junior Steward: Shayn A. Sukta 390-0720
Chaplain: Jay R. Allen 444-9491
Marshal: William F. Torvik 241-2899
Tyler: Howard E. Peterson JR PM 326-5862
Building: WB Frank Barnes SR PM 349-4947c
Sickness & Distress: Secretary
Charities: Gil Schlierer, Rod Wagoner, Jay Allen
Education & Head Coach: WB Henry Spomer PM 661-2021c.
Secretary's Angle >
WB Steve Harrington PM (email@example.com) 977-9678c
Most 2013 Annual Dues have come in. Thank you! If you have overlooked it, 2013 Dues are $93.00, payable to Marion McDaniel Lodge.
Donations to our charities or general fund are always welcome.
And have been received from many Brothers!) Thank You!
> Special Entered Apprentice Event February 18th, 7 PM.
All local EAs with Mentors are invited.
> FEBRUARY Happy Birthdays!
PMs/WBs: Charles Hedberg PM, WB William Herzig, Kenneth Holbert PM, Henry Spomer PM, Jason Stryker PM
BRs: Steven Blumrosen, John Freeman, Robert Hayes, Robert Hyslop, Tyler Rivas, Robert Rowell, William Torvik
From Worshipful Master Donald E. Milligan PM
A good part of January has felt more reminiscent of days spent in Fairbanks or Anchorage, Alaska than being in Arizona. However, I must say that your Lodge is without chill. That warm Masonic work continues forward and upward for all those who choose to venture out to Lodge. Our hearts were warm and proud of an accidental achievement during our last degree conferral in that attendance was up enough to break a normal record.
There were in attendance enough Brothers to achieve a ratio of three to one when compared to the Past Masters in attendance. We also saw a very proud Masonic Father gain a new Brother by initiation.
So, Brothers, I would appreciate seeing your smiling faces among those who have just recently returned to see all the new Brothers proudly at work providing Further Light In Masonry. It is a delightful pleasure to sit in Lodge and see the newer Brothers proudly going about their duties with that spring in their step and proudly giving up their vocal lines in the furtherance of our Masonic Fraternity.
So come out and get that proud feeling us older Brothers have watching from the sidelines. Of course, if you so desire to participate, the Senior Warden will gladly sign you up for your favorite position.
Brothers, please mark your calendar for our April stated meeting and plan to bring your wife and family to dinner. That evening there will be a short presentation related to Masonic funerals together with an application form to request such.
All Masons in good standing are eligible for these services but families may not be aware of how or where to get it done. So, please plan to bring your spouse and/or children to Lodge the first Monday night of April.
"Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no delay, no procrastination; never put off 'till tomorrow what you can do today"--Earl of Chesterfield
A visit to Aaron Lodge 49 is being considered on March 6th. They have an Enchilada dinner at 6 PM followed by the Lodge Stated Meeting at 7 PM.
I need to know if a sufficient number of our brothers are willing to go so it will be a Marion McDaniel Official visit. The dinner and meeting will be at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. They ask for a dinner donation.
Our understanding is the Coat and Tie are required for their Stated Meeting.
[Ed Note – For those from the D.C. area in the 50s thru late 60s, "The Pic Temple Show" for kids had the motto, "Don't put off 'till tomorrow what you can do today."]
From the West: BR Gilbert A. Schlierer, Senior Warden
Last month I talked about the possibility of a growth in Lodge membership by attracting new members and enticing present members back to Lodge.
The way to do that best it seems is to appeal to the things each man has a passion for—to find the strength to serve those passions. Freemasonry being what it is, those passions may well include the Brotherly Love and Fellowship found in Lodge, but I believe they must also inevitably include the search for Light.
We begin our lives in the dark and end them there too....from the dark of the womb to the dark of the tomb. A search for Light seems thus unavoidable. The light we must seek is the light of knowledge of who we are, what our purpose here is and what is our relationship to our Creator. Heavy and heady stuff, that, but some spark of passion to find answers to those questions must have been a part of each Candidate.
If we don't nurture those sparks, if we don't serve that passion in ourselves and others, we will be unsuccessful in our own Masonic journey and unsuccessful in helping others with theirs. We must summon the strength to do so. Let's begin now.
From the South: Charles R. Barnes PM, Junior Warden
Remember, YOU Are The Lodge – Bring It Back HOME!
Congratulations to our newest ("youngest") Entered Apprentice Masons, Brother Mark Johnson and Brother Samuel Talvy, who just went through the first degree - and to BR Gage Rothrock who is no longer the "youngest" or most recent to be Initiated; all three have lots of work to do so let’s help out wherever possible!
>Your quantum thought for the day:
If a Lodge falls in this city due to lack of participation, does anyone hear it fall?
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