January 7th: Monday
Dinner 6:30 PM
Stated Meeting 7:30 PM
January 14th: Monday
Two EA Degree Conferrals 7 PM
January 21st: Monday
Education Action Team and Friend To Friend Program 7 PM
January 22nd: Tuesday
Budget Action Team meeting 7 PM
January 28th: Monday
Publicity Action Team meeting 7 PM
January 29th: Tuesday
Lodge Officers Only Meeting 7 PM
The last Friday of the month is Masters & Wardens meeting at Sabbar Shrine, 7 PM
- 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
Your 2013 Annual Dues should be inbound to the Lodge. All 2012 cards expired DEC 31, 2012. Dues are $93.00.
Donations above that designated to our charities or general fund are welcome (and have been received from many
Congratulations to WB Jeff Horton PM, elected Potentate of Sabbar Shrine, Tucson.
Pictured: WB Jeffrey R."Jeff" Horton PM wearing Potentate fez. Pictured with him is Pamela "Pam", his wife, the current Worthy Matron of Desert Star 54 OES.
Lodge Brothers Allen Morgan
and Roderic Wagoner were also elected to the Sabbar Shrine progressive line!
Congratulations to WB Henry Spomer PM and his Bike Building Team
Thirty bicycles have been placed in Tucson schools to promote the Lodge "Bikes for Books" Program. Well done, good and faithful servants.
JAN Happy Birthdays! PMs/WBs: Donald M. Crowell JR PM, Howard E. Peterson JR PM
BRs: Saul Chaidez, Frank Egge, Craig Herring, K.T. McColley, Robert Volsteadt
From the title song of the movie: "Polar Express"
"Destinations are where we begin, again." Whither your destination, Brother?
From Worshipful Master Donald A. Milligan PM
I wish everyone a Healthy and Prosperous New Year of 2013. Our Lodge has lots of good things working for it
right now. I assure you that no drastic measures will be made but some tweaking of things needs to be done.
Hopefully, with your support we can make some changes for the good of our Lodge and the Fraternity in
Membership is slowly increasing, and everyone is taking pride in their degree work, personal
appearance, gaining more confidence in memory work, letting younger lodge members jump in and work in
order to free Past Masters to mentor those needing it, and just enjoying the side lines. Although Past Masters
are the backbone of our fraternity, our "younger" members need to feel encouraged to jump into those jobs the
PMs have been doing so that they can gain experience and Masonic working knowledge.
We need to visit other
lodges more, beat the drum of pride we all have to everyone who will listen, and get more candidates through
education to the community. Some may think that I am mean and ugly (ha, ha, ha) but I would like to think of
myself as firm, fair, friendly, fraternal (and some more F's probably). But do not let any of that deter you from
communicating with me concerning any and all things you deem necessary. After all, that is how we learn and
get things done.
Remember your Lodge is only there when you are in it! So please come to lodge often so we
all can enjoy your presence. Brothers, we still have the best meal deal in town for stated meetings. Bring
yourself and family for some good food and fraternal relations. Bring a friend, too!
"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a
form of planning". Gloria Steinem
[Ed’s Note – This explains the PMs’ post-dinner sideline dreaming.]
From the West: BR Gilbert A. Schlierer, Senior Warden
FIRST DISPATCH FROM THE WEST:
Charles Dickens said it: 'Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed, in whose breast something like a jovial feeling is not roused - in whose mind some pleasant associations are not awakened - by the recurrence of Christmas.'
I may have left behind the station of Beauty but I do hope you have had a truly beautiful Holiday and that youare readying yourself, as I am, for a year of great action at Lodge.
In the year ahead I hope we can discover the passion that motivates, both men our Lodge has not seen
participating in past years - and the passion that motivates men who may be challenged to become Lodge
members - Masons. If we can discover those passions and if we have the strength to become servants to those
men and their passions, perhaps we will see a rebirth, a growth of Marion McDaniel Lodge.
I do believe that if we cannot find a way to serve them we will not entice them back - we will not entice them into Masonry in the
first place. They will not return because of our pleading. They will not show up desiring membership because
we hold ourselves out as the one true way to a better life.
They will show up because we will have found a way
to serve the passions that move them and because w
The goal of service must be OUR true passion. I hope we
have the strength to discover the truth of that in the year ahead.
From the South: Charles R. Barnes PM, Junior Warden
Remember, YOU Are The Lodge – Bring It Back HOME!
Another year has come and gone and I look forward to once again sitting in the south where the sun is at meridian height (you know, where all the beauty is).
I would like to thank those Brothers that stepped up last year to assist in degree work and various committees. We as Free & Accepted Masons can only get out of Masonry what we put into it; this has been a saying from time immemorial.
So get involved, and find a mentor to help guide you into fame in our mystic circle!
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