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Master's Message

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

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

February's Message

Brethren and Friends of Palmer,

Now that the 101st annual New Year breakfast, marking the end of the Holiday season, is a thing of the past we can look forward to 2012 with all it has to offer. Our newly installed officers are settling into their new positions and busily preparing for degree work and myriad other events on the calendar.

Because this message is composed early in January for the February Templegram, many planned January activities will yet take place. Of note, were the school of instruction on January 12th, the Fellowcraft degrees on January 13th and participation of PM Pat Cholka and myself in the Grand Lodge Secretaries Conference in Madison on January 21st and 22nd.

For those who frequent the Lodge environs, there has also been continuing progress in maintenance and upkeep in several areas. JW Rodney Van Tassel has assaulted the errant bushes and box alders with his trusty chainsaw, while SW Steven Holmblad repaired the unstable bases on the lodge room chairs. These efforts are certainly appreciated. Just a reminder to the lodges and appendant bodies who use our facility, if you notice something amiss or needing attention, please make an effort to inform the trustees. The trustees are doing their best to make the building serviceable and comfortable for everyone using it, so please lend them your support.

In closing it should be mentioned that our Lodge facility is now home to three Masonic Lodges, Kilbourn Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Golden Rule Chapter OES and Bethel 2 Jobs Daughters, as well a church group. It is certainly rewarding to see the building utilized by so many organizations, but please be aware that scheduling events other than your designated meeting dates may result in scheduling conflicts. Be sure to contact either Brothers Lee Wackman or Art Karos to arrange for a time and date well in advance of your planned activity. Scheduled events will be noted on the bulletin board calendar in the Secretary’s office, on the Templegram calendar or the Palmer Lodge website.

See you in Lodge!


John F. Wackman, WM