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Master's Message

Henry L. Palmer Lodge #301 Free & Accepted Masons Wauwatosa, WI

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

June's Message

Brethren and Friends of Palmer,

Summer is right around the corner and we are approaching July and August – our traditional two months of the lodge going dark. The last six months has been filled with a lot of hard work and dedication in conferring degrees, sprucing up the lodge environs, and continuing the events of our centennial year. I had been made aware by others who have served in the East, that a Worshipful Master’s tenure is not only challenging but fleeting as well – both truly evident. To all the officers and brethren who contributed so much of their time and effort to all that we have accomplished thus far, I hope you have a wonderful summer and come back refreshed and energized to continue propelling Palmer Lodge into it’s second century.

On June 3rd at 7:00 pm we will be conferring the Entered Apprentice degree on Mr. Cory Taylor. The officers of Palmer Lodge have been steadily improving their ritual work with the many degrees put on these last few months; and would like to invite other brethren to come and contribute to the candidate’s degree experience.

On June 18th, Palmer Lodge will be offering the second of four major events celebrating its centennial year. A formal ball will be held at North Hills Country Club in Menomonee Falls. In reading through some of the old Templegrams, such events were not unusual in the history of Palmer Lodge, and it seems quite fitting that a ball should be one of our premier centennial events. The evening, as planned, will include dinner and dancing to a live band in a beautiful venue. This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a wonderful social evening with that special person. A call to Past Master Jack Jones will provide you with the details of this event.

At our last stated meeting the brethren decided to forgo a Lodge picnic this year in lieu of again attending the Scottish Rite Zoofari on Sunday, July 10. Last year was the first year we opted to participate in this event and it offered the brethren, family and friends the opportunity to enjoy a pleasant visit to the Milwaukee County Zoo. The package includes parking, food and admission to the zoo.

Costs of the total Zoofari package are $23 for adults and $11 for children aged 3 to 12 years. Because the Zoofari replaces the Palmer picnic, the Lodge will contribute $10 toward the cost of adult tickets and $5 for children’s’ tickets of Palmer members. Purchase your tickets directly from Scottish Rite (414) 727-3154 before July 1; then mail a copy of your receipt to Palmer’s Secretary for reimbursement.

Just a reminder that at our next stated meeting on June 24th, we will again be having a light meal at 6:00 pm before the meeting at 7:00 pm. We will be evaluating this new arrangement at the meeting to see if the members are comfortable with the change and want to continue.


John F. Wackman, WM


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