News & Meetings
ANGOLA JULY 4TH PARADELast year there were over 70 Masons and Eastern Star members (and family members) who participated.
THEY WANT TO REPEAT THIS PATRIOTIC AND PUBLIC RELATIONS EVENT AGAIN.
Angola Blue Lodge, Angola York Rite, and the Pokagon Shrine Club have already discussed being in the parade.
WE INVITE OTHERS TO JOIN US - EVEN THOSE OUT OF STEUBEN COUNTY.
There will be food and drinks following at Angola Lodge. Give us an indication so we know you are coming.
Staging takes place at Trine at 10:00 AM. Parade starts at 11:00 AM.
A MASONIC MEMBER - FATHER - (GRANDFATHER ALSO POSSIBLE) - FAMILY RECOGNITIONI repeat a news item from last month: A new Masonic pin is called the "Lewis Jewel." The jewel is for fathers and sons who are both Masons. The criteria is explained in a handout available to you from your Secretary It is a medal that can be worn to Masonic events and must be ordered from the Grand Lodge - with the recipient(s) paying for the cost. The cost is $20, with bars that list the names of the family members (each bar costs $5.00). A bar can be used to go back as many generations as your family were Masons (father to son relationship). For example if your grandfather and father were Masons, you can have a separate bar prepared with the names of each family member (as long as they were in good standing in case they are now deceased). Come to the next Lodge meeting to inquire.
STATED MEETING DATES/TIMESAngola #236 • 1st Tuesday • 6:20 Meal • 7:00 Meeting
Northeastern #210 • 1st Wednesday • 6:00 Meal at Lodge • 7:00 Meeting
Star #225 • 2nd Wednesday • 6:30 Meal at Chubby's • 7:30 Meeting
Ashley #614 • 1st Thursday • 7:00 Meeting • Refreshments follow
DeKalb #214 • 1st Tuesday • 7:00 Meeting
Forest #239 • 2nd Thursday • 7:00 Meeting
Concord #556 • 2nd Tuesday • 7:30 Meeting
LODGES AT WORKThe Fellow Craft degree will be held on Wednesday, June 15 at Angola Lodge #236.
Angola Lodge #236 will meet Tuesday, June 7, with a meal at 6:20 PM (free will donation) followed by the Stated meeting at 7:00 PM.
Star Lodge #225 (Orland) will hold a Fellowcraft degree on Thursday, June 9. Meal at 6:15 PM, with degree to follow at 7:15 PM. Meal count requested to Jim Milleman at 667-7203.
ANGOLA YORK RITE TO MEETAngola York Rite next stated meeting will be Thursday June 2 with a meal at 6:20 PM, followed by the stated meeting at 7:00 PM. They will open on the Chapter, with Glen Rogers, High Priest presiding. York Rite members invited.
YEOMEN OF YORK SUMMER MEAL AND MEETING - Members only (and ladies)The traditional summer meeting and meal with your ladies will be on SUNDAY, June 26 at the Harvest House Restaurant in Hamilton. Meal starts at 11:00 AM. An all you can eat meal of great food. Pay at the event. Reservations for meal needed - please call Mike Anderson at 665-9376 with your numbers by June 18.
YORK RITE DEGREE WORK AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL LODGESAngola is willing to do the first Degree of York Rite, called the Mark Master, at any opportune time at the Angola Lodge or in any of the nearby Blue Lodges. You can obtain this first York Rite degree without a fee - and if you wish to continue into York Rite, then you would need to petition. You can experience the degree work and it's appropriate lesson - which I can almost assure you that you would want to see all of the remaining degrees.
When will this be done? Dates will be set as contacts are made from the local Lodges.
FT. WAYNE VALLEY TO HOLD STATED MEETINGAt the Scottish Rite Building, located at 829 Lawrence Drive, Ft. Wayne. (Located about one mile east of SR 14 and I-69 intersection - Lawrence Drive only goes north from SR 14.)
The June 14 monthly stated meeting starts at 7:00 PM, with an afterglow (meal) to follow.
SCOTTISH RITE NIGHT OUTSteuben County is anticipating hosting a Mason's night out in the future. No date set yet. It's purpose is to inform non-Scottish Rite members of the benefits of joining Scottish Rite, its' purpose, how it is organized, local events, philanthropies, etc. etc. It will also be for current members to get you up-to-date on Valley happenings.
It will be put on by Steve Dooley and members of the membership team of the Ft. Wayne Valley. We want to invite all interested Masons. If you have an initial interest, please contact Paul Friend at 402-6122 (cell phone).
SCOTTISH RITE FALL CONVOCATION DATE SET - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12The 32nd degree will be done by a cast of ritualists at the Mizpah Shrine Temple. Keep this date open. It is never too early to sign a petition to join. Please contact Paul Friend at 260-402-6122 for inquiries.
SCOTTISH RITE APPRECIATION COOKOUTThursday, June 9: Appreciation Meal at Shrine Horse Grounds, Columbia City. Starts at 5:00 PM. There will be burgers, brats, hot dogs, salads and a variety of liquid refreshments. Attend and relax. Complimentary food.
SHRINE NEWS - POKAGON SHRINE CLUB
NEXT STATED MEETING IN MARCHThe next stated meeting of the Pokagon Shrine Club will be held on Wednesday, June 15. You are invited to come to the Angola Moose Lodge for a meal at a time you wish. Most arrive around 6:00 to 6:15 PM to order from the menu. A meeting starts at 7:00 PM to review upcoming events.
MIZPAH SHRINE PARADE AT FREMONT MUSIC FEST ON SATURDAY JULY 9Keep the date open. Participate! Assemble behind Middle School in Fremont at 10:00 AM. Parade starts at 11:00 AM.
Oasis at Fremont Moose following.
OTHER KNOWN SHRINE PARADES FOR MIZPAH
- Saturday, June 25 - Columbia City
- Saturday, July 30 - Berne
- Saturday, August 20 - Wabash
MULTIPLE ACTIVITES ON THE SHRINE SCHEDULEPlease put in your calendar
- To host an oasis for the Shrine portion of the Music Fest parade in Fremont, on Saturday, July 9, 2016 in Fremont.
- Pokagon Shrine Club Golf Outing - July 21 - 1 PM - Zollner Golf Course. Contact Mike Hagewood 316-1257.
- To host a Tin Caps Baseball Game in Ft. Wayne on Thursday, August 11.
- Sportsman Raffle (100 guns raffled off in 5 hours) Columbia City on Saturday, September 17. Tickets are now ready for members to sell. To obtain some call on Steve Johnson, Paul Friend or Bill Bryan.
- Pokagon Shrine Club to raffle $500.00 of meat from Albrights Market on September 17. Details later.
Ashley Chapter #229Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday in Ashley Lodge .
Spencerville Chapter #386Meets on the 1st Thursday in Spencerville. Dinner at 6:30 PM with meeting at 7:00 PM.
Masonic members and your ladies should inquire with Phyllis Gaff if you wish to join one of these Chapters.