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The Minnesota
MASON
SeptemberOctober 2012VOL. 60, No. 3
Brian E.Beermann
1st Degree Masonry
Grand LodgeNews
pages 1–3,8
Lodge News& Views
page 6
MinnesotaMasonicCharities
pages 4–5
MasonicFamily News
page 7The mission of theFreemasons ofMinnesota is toengage and inspiregood men,whobelieve in aSupreme Being,to live accordingto Masonic tenetsof Brotherly Love,Relief and Truth.Peace Garden continued on page 8
Save the Date
November 11,2012
Dedication of the newMasonic Veterans’ Memorial
and Flag Poles at theMinnesota Masonic Home in Bloomington
The memorial plaza is in honorof all Masons and members ofthe Masonic family who have servedin the United States military.See reservation details on page 4.
Minnesota Grand Lodge Officers,Minnesota Masons,and some family membersmade a trip to the International Peace Gardenlocated on the border between Manitoba andNorth Dakota (near Dunseith,North Dakota)approximately half way between Grand Forksand Minot. Individuals made the trip via auto-mobiles,camper,motorcycle,and a van drivenby the MWB Brian Beerman,Grand Master;with the following passengers:RWB DavidOlson,DGM; RWB James Christensen,SGW;RWB John Gann,JGW; WB Bob Darling,SGD; WB John Studell,JGD; WB EdwardPerlman,Grand Orator; and Kathy Darling,wife of Bob Darling. Other MinnesotaMasons making the trip included the follow-ing:WB Edward Halpaus,JGS,and his wifeSharon; WB Daryl Lawrence,DR for District#4; WB Gene Lawrence,past DistrictRepresentative; WB Mike Kvarnlov,GrandSword Bearer and his wife Cherlyn; WBDennis Sabourin and his wife Carolyn. Thetrip from the Minnesota Masonic Home locatedin Bloomington,Minnesota,to theInternational Peace Gardens was approximately500 miles one way. The van left the MasonicHome at approximately 6:00 a.m. and pickedup Bob and Kathy Darling near St. Joseph,Minnesota,at a park-and-ride lot,then contin-ued the way to North Dakota.The van arrived in Grand Forks to take insome on the competitions being held at theannual Midwest Shrine Association on thecampus of University of North Dakota. Wegot to see a couple different Shrine Units fromMinnesota do their completion drills. Thenwe went to lunch with Illustrious Sir PotentateFrank J. Spevak III and another brother.Afterwards we loaded into the van and droveto the Sky Dancer Motel and Casino locatedin Belcourt,North Dakota.The next morning we met in the hotellobby and drove over to the InternationalPeace Garden Lodge of Freemasons MasonicAuditorium. We met there for lunch and fel-lowship amongst brothers,sisters of Eastern
Worthington fire station dedicated during cornerstone ceremony
The Grand Master and other Grand Lodgeofficers laid the cornerstone at the new fire sta-tion in Worthington,Minnesota,on August25th,using the ancient ceremony that has beenused across Minnesota for the past 160 years. Itis also the same basic ceremony as the ceremo-ny that President George Washington usedwhen he laid the cornerstone at the UnitedStates Capitol Building in 1793. The new firestation is built on the site of the formerCampbell’s Soup Company plant in downtownWorthington and is a major improvement to thedowntown area. It seemed as though the entirepopulation of Worthington was on hand for thecelebration,complete with an open house,plenty of food and many family fun activities.A similar ceremony will be used when theGrand Master dedicates the new MasonicVeterans’Memorial on the grounds of theMinnesota Masonic Home in Bloomington onNovember 11,2012. The activities onNovember 11th will start with a church serviceat the Minnesota Masonic Home chapel at10:00 a.m.,followed by the ceremony,aluncheon and a tribute to veterans of all recentwars and conflicts. All are invited but if youwould like to attend the luncheon,you willneed to make a reservation with the GrandLodge office by November 5th,952-948-6700.
 Above,Grand Master Brian Beermann presides over the cornerstone ceremony.Left,Grand Piper Thomas Gnan is shown leading the procession,Grand Secretary Doug Campbell with the  American flag,Grand Standard Bearer Robert Meyer with the Grand Lodge banner,Past District Representative Maynard Townswick as the Sr.Grand Steward and Jr.Grand Steward Steven D.Johnson.
International Peace Garden Lodge of Freemasons annual meeting
 After the meeting Masons from Minnesota gathered on the stage for a photo.Left to right,they are WB Gene Lawrence,WB Dennis Sabourin,RWB James Christensen,RWB David Olson,WB John Studell,RWB John Gann,MWB Brian Beermann,WB Daryl Lawrence,WB Edward Halpaus,WB Edward Perlman,WB Mike Kvarnlov,and WB Bob Darling.
 
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The Minnesota
MASON
September–October 2012
CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM
Name__________________________Lodge__________________________Old Address______________________Old City__________________________Old State/ZIP______________________New Address______________________New City________________________New State/ZIP____________________New Phone______________________Effective date of change______________Mail:Office of the Grand Secretary11501 Masonic Home DriveBloomington,MN 55437-3699Phone:952-948-6700 or 800-245-6050Email:grandlodge@qwest.net
The Minnesota MASON
September–October 2012VOL.60,No.3
The Minnesota MASON 
(USPS 593-460) is the only official publication of theGrand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Minnesota.It is published bimonthly in January-February, March-April, May-June, July- August, September-October, andNovember-December.Office of publication of
The MinnesotaMASON 
is the Grand Lodge ofMinnesota, 11501 Masonic Home Drive,Bloomington, Minnesota 55437-3699.Telephone number is 952-948-6700.Periodicals Postage Paid atMinneapolis, Minnesota 55401 andadditional entry offices.POSTMASTER: Please send addresscorrections to
The Minnesota MASON,
11501 Masonic Home Drive,Bloomington, Minnesota 55437-3699.Design & LayoutBobbie LampiRSL desktop publishing servicesrlampi@charter.net
First Degree Masonry
M.W.B.Brian E.BeermannGrand Master
The Masonic Code on visitation
The front page of the July/August2012 issue of the
 Minnesota Mason
announced the Wayfaring Man Program.This is going to be a great program. Allconstituent Lodges need to be preparedfor an influx of visitors. What does theMasonic Code have to say about visita-tion? All of Article X of the GeneralRegulations concerns visitation.The Constitution of the Grand LodgeSection C2.03(8) recites “that to visitMasonicly is an inherent right of Masons,butno visitor shall be received into a Lodge if any member present objects.This is one othe Ancient Landmarks of the Fraternity. Onebecomes a Mason upon taking the obligationof an Entered Apprentice. But for clarifica-tion Section G10.01 recites the essence of theabove quote from the Constitution but clari-fies that the right is given only to MasterMasons in good standing with an exceptionstated below. If a member objects either tothe Lodge or privately to the Master to a visi-tor,the minutes should show that the refusalto admit the visitor “was upon objection by amember,whose name must not appear(G10.01). Note,however,no objection can bemade to a Grand Lodge Officer on an officialvisit (G10.01).Visitors shall be vouched for beforebeing admitted (G10.02). This is done inone of two ways; the first way is by law-Brothers,I first want to remind you(AGAIN,I know!) about the upcomingNovember 11th flagpole and monumentdedication at the Masonic Home. Pleaseinvite all your veterans and bring a group,BUT give Doug Campbell a call with aheadcount so we can make sure to haveenough lunch!The December 8th Big Tent Event isreally coming together! Please let Dougknow how many candidates you will havefor the 3rd degree. We are celebrating the120 plus years of Shrine Masonry inMinnesota by putting on a full 3rd degree,following it up with an All-State ShrineCeremonial. Topping off the day is a holi-day party and dinner. Cost will vary,depending on what the candidate willattend. For a 3rd degree only,the cost willbe $15 (plus Lodge fees,as you charge!).For a 3rd degree and attendance at theparty and dinner $40. BUT the best deal isall day,including Ceremonial and fees for$150. Your candidates do not have to dothe ceremonial,and they will have a spe-cial and memorable experience and funday. Also you need not be in the 3rddegree to join the Ceremonial. ManyMaster Masons—including a couple of good friends of mine who have been work-ing these quarries for MANY years!—areusing this unique opportunity to become aNoble of the Mystic Shrine. Let’s havesome fun and make some memories!A few months back the GrandCommander’s message in his remarks in the
Scottish Rite Journal
spoke of his admirationof the 1st degree and how it encapsulates somuch of Masonry. I remember reading thatwith a smile and a nod,as I have often refer-enced the lessons of the first degree in myMasonic speeches. So much of the foundationof Masonic thought comes from the firstdegree,and as much as I love the 2nd degreewith the ascent to the middle chamber and allthe subtle lessons contained therein and thegreat cautionary tale of the 3rd degree,Ibelieve that those teachings the first degreeencompasses should be vigilantly rememberedand reflected on by all thinking Masons.You might say that all of Masonry issummed up quite adequately in that firstverse of Masonry:“Behold how good andhow pleasant it is for brethren to dwelltogether in unity.”One might be quite wellprepared for mixing in the world if hecould always remember the three greatduties he owes to God,his neighbor,andhimself:To GOD,in never mentioning Hisname,but with that reverential awe whichis due from a creature to his Creator; toimplore His aid in all your laudable under-takings,and to esteem Him as the chief good; to your NEIGHBOR,in acting uponthe square,and doing unto him as you wishhe should do unto you; and to YOURSELF,in avoiding all irregularity and intemper-ance,which may impair your faculties,ordebase the dignity of your profession. Inother words Love God,treat your fellowcreatures with respect,and follow the rulesand be in control of yourself.Temperance,the idea that one hasdominion over his own self,is explained inthe first degree. Not to be confused with themore modern (perhaps) and often used“Temperance”as a synonym for “Sober,though similar,Temperance in the big picturesense of control of one’s self over the excessesof life. A truly temperate man is one “freefrom the allurements of vice”thus able topursue happiness on his own terms. The fourcardinal virtues must also include those lessonsof Fortitude,Prudence,and Justice. Fortitudebeing not just bravery,but bravery combinedwith judgment of situation,as distant from arash and thoughtless rampage as from cow-ardly inaction. Prudence is the application of common sense and reason to our actions.Justice being the result of the application of reason to man’s response to wrongs he seesand must right.Though we are reminded in the firstdegree that we are rough ashlars,continuallyin need of adjustment,we are given the toolsfor the job. Constant learning,being ever vig-ilant,and remembering to apply to God arepointed out as these tools. Finally,the truetenets of Masonry are given to us:BrotherlyLove,Relief,and Truth. How much simplerit would be in this world if the entire worldwould remember these simple truths.ful information furnished the Lodge; thesecond by examination (G10.02).A Master Mason,known to be such bymembers of the Lodge being visited,mayvouch for another visiting Master Mason.The prerequisite to admitting a visitorby examination is that such visitor show adues card,or other document,not morethan one (1) year old (G10.02). TheGrand Lodge has furnished each con-stituent Lodge a book entitled List of Lodges – Masonic. The dues card present-ed by the visitor must be from a Lodgelisted in this book (G10.02).An Entered Apprentice or a FellowcraftMason can visit only if a Lodge is openedin those degrees and then only in the com-pany of one who actually saw him takethose degrees (G10.02). There is an excep-tion to this exception—a visitor whoreceived his Entered Apprentice degreefrom the Lodge he petitioned but receivedhis Fellowcraft and Master Mason degreesin another Lodge by request and as a cour-tesy cannot be vouched for by a personwho saw him take the Entered Apprenticedegree (G10.04). If without lawful infor-mation from the Lodge conferring theFellowcraft or Master Mason degree,thevisitor must be examined.
Who does the examination?
The Masonic Code does not say. One of the duties of the Worshipful Master,assentedto by him at his installation,is to agree that novisitors shall be received into the Lodge with-out due examination,and producing propervouchers of having been initiated in a regularLodge. The Deacons,on installation,areadvised one of their duties is the introductionand accommodation of visitors. There is anOfficer Duty Booklet on the Grand Lodgewebsite. One of the duties of the Tyler is towelcome and accommodate all visitingBrethren acting as host of the Lodge. TheTyler is likely the first person to meet visitors.Reception of Visitors by a Lodgeappears in Chapter XIII at II – OtherBrethren (than Grand Lodge Officers in I) of the Masonic Manual of Minnesota page 124.The procedure outlined there is as follows:Visitor produces a receipt orCertificate not more than 1 year oldVerify such evidence is from a regularLodge by referring to the Official Listof Regular LodgesTyler advises the Worshipful Masterof the visitorWorshipful Master appoints twomembers to examine the visitorVisitor takes test oath which can befound on page 160 of the RitualCipher book Visitor then examined to test hisknowledge of the degrees and thework in generalMembers report back to theWorshipful MasterWorshipful Master then decideswhether or not to admit the visitorIf the visitor is to be admitted,theWorshipful Master sends the SeniorDeacon to introduce himThe words of introduction are setforth in the Masonic ManualIt would be prudent for every Lodge toagree on the examination question(s) to begiven to a visitor. They should be questionsthe answers to which should be well knownto a Mason by initiation,passing or raisingas might be appropriate but the answers towhich would not be known by a profane.Get ready—here come the Wayfarers.Fraternally yours,Dick Sellman,Mesaba Lodge No. 255Hibbing,MinnesotaBe honest with each other,care about eachother,and forgive each other for our mistakes.Grand Commander Ronald,I think you got it right.Excuse me,brothers,but I have to getto work with that common gavel myself—it seems that the edges are not as squareas I wished they were. It’s a battle—Keepup with the work—Love your brothers—Love yourself—Do good—Be well.BrianThe annual One-Day-to-Masonry eventwill be held at the Scottish Rite Temple inMinneapolis on January 19,2013. As inpast,this one will again include a conti-nental breakfast and a hearty lunch. Allthree degrees will be portrayed in fullform. All Master Masonsare invited andencouraged to attend. Those on the side-lines will enjoy the degree work every bitas much as the candidates will.The total cost (not including the 2013lodge dues) for each candidate will be$250,which includes all degree fees andassessments,the white leather apron,a rit-ual cipher and Minnesota MasonicManual,both meals and other items. Forall current Masons,sideliners and degreeworkers,the fee for the two meals will be$15. If a Brother just wants to witness thedegree work,no reservation is required;but if a Brother plans on lunch,then weneed those reservations as soon as youmake your plans to attend. Reservationscan be made by phoning the Grand Lodgeoffice at 952-948-6700 or 800-245-6050.First-line signers are asked to have thecandidate complete a regular petition forthe degrees,or they can download a spe-cial One-Day-to-Masonry petition fromthe Grand Lodge website. The petitionmust be sent to the local Lodge alongwith the required fee and a request toattend this One-Day-to-Masonry event.Time is already drawing short,so do notdelay—assist your candidate in complet-ing his petition today. If you have anyquestions,please contact the GrandSecretary at the above phone numbers,orby e-mail,grandlodge@qwest.net.
One-Day-to-Masonryis January 19,2013
 
September–October 2012
The Minnesota
MASON
3
Lodge Education Officer= LEO =
Leadership,Education,Oratory
Stan Shapiro,GLEO 
Because attendance at stated commu-nications is usually only 10% or 15%,thefollowing are some suggestions to consid-er improving your Lodge’s attendance if you are not already using them.Making the Lodge a desirable place toattend is one of the best ways to encouragebrothers to come to Lodge. Most brothersattend because they enjoy fellowship,because they want to become a better man,enjoy a well-performed ritual and/or want tolearn things they can’t on the Internet orfrom books. When there is a presentation bythe LEO,interesting outside speakers,orGrand Lodge officers,or DistrictRepresentatives,it can help to increase atten-dance. Older and younger brothers may havedifferent ideas about the topics they wouldlike hear about. Ask brothers what theywould like to hear about so the LEO canpresent material they are interested in. Insome lodges the line officers decide what ismost important for the education program.One of the reasons brothers may notattend is they believe the meetings are toolong or boring. It is important to plan ahead,begin meetings on time and be sure that theofficers and brothers,who were makingregular reports such as old business or newbusiness,know their parts and/or what theywill say so the meetings are not too long orboring. That will allow enough time for theeducation presentation and/or discussion.Other Lodges have the education presenta-tion before the business meeting whichensures enough time for the presentation andmay help the meeting seem shorter. Somelodges announce the education topic whichwill be presented in their monthly newslet-ters and that can stimulate interest in attend-ing. The Lodge newsletter can give informa-tion about what is and will be happening atLodge,and/or report other informationwhich can increase attendance. Advertisingspecial events in your newsletter,in the localnewspaper and/or on Internet sites accessibleto all Masons may also help.Another way to improve attendance isto have a welcoming committee,whichincludes line officers,to help the newmember experience the Lodge as friendly,personal and warm. Greeting brothers bytheir name and spending time together atcoffee are ways to increase Lodge atten-dance. Knowing information about newbrothers such as their interests and reasonsfor joining may also help brothers havesomething to talk about with them. Eachnew member ideally has a mentor who willintroduce him to his Lodge brothers. It isalso helpful to include the new brother’sname and something about him in theLodge newsletter. Serving nutritious andhealthy meals which provide time for fel-lowship can increase attendance. Socialevents which include wives and/or familymay help them understand more aboutwhat we do and that could lead to the wifeencouraging her husband to attend Lodge.Attendance is sometimes improvedwhen the Lodge has a phoning committee,which on a regular basis calls to determinewhat is keeping a brother from attending andif there's anything the Lodge can do to help.Checking the Lodge minutes for those whoare not attending will help the phoning com-mittee know whom to call. Calling a brotherwho has not attended Lodge for severalmonths reminds him we are interested inhim and/or gives the Lodge the opportunityto find out what he doesn’t like about hisMasonic experience and/or suggestionsabout what he thinks might improve hisexperience. It's important to ask this questionwhen brothers want to quit Freemasonry.Asking brothers who usually come to Lodgewhat they like about coming will help theofficers know what might improve atten-dance. These questions can help the Lodgeofficers understand what the Lodge might dodifferently. A phone call and/or a card to anill brother will show we care and he isimportant as a friend and brother.Opening on the first degree allowsEntered Apprentices and Fellowcraft to feelwelcome and experience the benefits of attending Lodge. Because each brother hassomething he can contribute,the Masterneeds to know about his special interestsand assign him a responsibility in theLodge. When every brother is involved in aLodge activity and knows he is making aworthwhile contribution,he has anotherreason attend Lodge more frequently.The Mankato Lodge has started a newand creative plan. A brother who attendsthat Lodge a specified number of times dur-ing the year receives a personalizedMasonic apron. It will be interesting to hearmore about how that plan is working. In thepast some lodges competed for a TravelingGavel which was passed to another Lodge if that Lodge had more members attend thecommunication at the Lodge who possessedthe Traveling Gavel than the Lodge whohad the Gavel. Apparently that program wasdiscontinued because several lodges losttrack of who had the Traveling Gavel. Somelodges compete to see who can have moreof their brothers attend the other’s Lodgecommunication. Brothers who are workingon the Masonic light program may attendLodge more frequently as they becomemore proficient in various Masonic activi-ties such as being active in a ritual. Brotherswho are registered in the WayfaringPassport Program will add to the brothersalready attending the communication. Whena brother attends a different Lodge,he maylearn what is working well at that Lodgeand bring new ideas to his Lodge whichmay improve it.Iowa Past Grand Master,Jerry Levay,designed a Masonic Symbolism CourseStudy with two major goals:(1) “Get Masons back into the Lodgeand interested in ritual and lectures.”(2) “Educate Masons on the symbol-ism of the three degrees.”You can find out more about it at theGrand Lodge of Iowa website at:www.grandlodgeofiowa.comBrother Dick Sellman has organized a“Knowledge Bowl”on September 29th atthe Shrine Center in Hermantown(Duluth),Minnesota,which may alsoincrease a brother’s interest in symbolism.When you tell your Lodge officers whatyou especially like and/or dislike aboutattending Lodge,it may help them to makeattending more desirable for you and yourbrothers. If your Lodge has found an addi-tional way to improve attendance,pleaseemail me at shapiro.stanley@gmail.com.
Masonic Conundrum
by Andrew Korsberg,Education Committee 
Conundrum #34
The question for this conundrum was“where is this quote ‘house not made withhands,eternal in the heavens’also found?”The answer is II Corinthians 5:1.II Corinthians 5 in its entirety tells us thatwe must prepare ourselves to be judged.“Wherefore we labor,that,whether presentor absent,we may be accepted of him.Doesn’t this also remind us of the symbol-ism of the rough and smooth ashlars?Freemasonry teaches us to use the workingtools to chip away at our imperfections,always seeking to become better men.Here are the names of those who sub-mitted the correct response,in order of sub-mission (first in each area indicated by *):Nick Johnson,Corinthian No. 67,
FaribaultNo. 9,Southeast *Shawn Carrick,Red Wing No. 8,SoutheastMatthew Nohr,Garnet No. 166,Metroeast *Stan Shapiro,Albert Pike No. 237,Metrowest *Craig Sanborn,Star in the West No. 60,Northwest *Bob Schmidt,Charity No. 98,Southwest *Chuck Weisbrod,Pleasant Grove No. 22,SoutheastHarlan Brand,Khurum Sunlight No. 112,MetrowestLance Wilken,Chain Lake No. 64,SouthwestAlan Mackenzie,Euclid No. 198,Northeast *Todd Mayer,Anoka No. 30,MetrowestKen Allsen,Rochester 21,SoutheastBill Neher,Phoenix Daylight No. 350,MetrowestStephen Beying,Accacia No. 51,MetroeastRonald Bradley,Ancient Landmark No. 5,MetroeastChristopher Boyce,Mankato No. 12,SoutheastMark Anderson,Cataract No. 2,MetrowestSteve Bernu,Anoka No. 30,MetrowestDoug Johnson,Winslow Lewis No. 125,NortheastRandy Crestik,Dalles No. 181,NortheastKjell Turner,Prudence No. 97,SouthwestTyler Kimber,Lake Superior No. 349,NortheastJohn M. Glendenning,Jr.,Glen Avon No. 306,NortheastJim Melander,Montgomery No. 258,MetroeastEdwin Fillman,Mesaba No. 255,NortheastJoe Amos,Ancient Landmark No. 5,MetroeastMichael Kvarnlov,Roseau No. 268,NorthwestSean Bulenrose,Tusler-Summit No. 263,MetroeastGary Westerlund,Northeast-Winslow LewisNo. 125,MetrowestKeith Myre,Chain Lake No. 64,SouthwestErick Crail,Braden No. 168,MetroeastJerry Johnson,Ancient Landmark No. 5,MetroeastGary Wettschreck,Forest Lake No. 344,MetroeastRichard Keeton,Cornerstone No. 99,NorthwestTracy W Nitch,Prudence No. 97,SouthwestLivius d’Uscio,Rochester No. 21,SoutheastDale L. Dietz,Mankato No. 12,SoutheastRussell Amling,Mankato No. 12,SoutheastKim Mollberg,Mt Tabor No. 106,NorthwestDoug Twite,Red River No. 292,NorthwestCharles B. Hoelzel,Dakota No. 7,SoutheastMark Wallen,Monticello No. 16,MetrowestDavid Tjosvold,Minnehaha No. 165,Metrowest
Conundrum No.35
Presbyterian minister James Andersonwrote the Book of Constitutions for theoriginal Grand Lodge of England. In 1753,the first schism occurred in EnglishFreemasonry,resulting in the formation of the rival Antient Grand Lodge,also knownas the Athol Grand Lodge. There is somedebate as to whether it was a true “schism”(or split among existing Lodges,) or simplya rival Grand Lodge formed by Scottishand Irish Masonic Lodges in England whofelt that they had been snubbed by EnglishLodges. In any case,this new Grand Lodgecreated a new book of constitutions,editedby Laurence Dermott in 1756. The ques-tion for this conundrum is:What was thename given to this book?Send your answer in an email tomasonicconundrum@gmail.com. Pleaseremember to include your name and Lodgename and number. We will keep track of whosends in the correct answers,and the first oneby date and time from each area of our juris-diction will receive a prize from the GrandLodge Education Committee.
Studying Masonry is the Key!
Monday MasonicQuestion
Looking for a topic for your Lodgeeducation presentation? Want to learnsome new masonic trivia? Check out theMonday Masonic Question on the GrandLodge website in the Masonic Educationarea. Follow the links under MasonicEducation – http://www.mn-masons.org/ masonic-educational-resources/leo-resource-pages/masonic-monday/q-aKey historical trends,which wereeither initiated or advanced by Masonry,are described in a new brochure publishedby the Masonic Information Center.“What Has Masonry Done for theWorld?”is aimed at both Masons andnon-Masons.The societal innovations influenced byMasonry include Individualism,Democracy,Human Rights,the Rights of Workers,the Arts and Architecture,PublicEducation,Health,and PersonalDevelopment and Fulfillment.
New brochure highlights Masonry’shistoric contributions to society
The pamphlet is an excellent tool tobuild pride and respect for the Fraternityin the heart of any Mason,regardless of the length of their time in the Craft.“What Has Masonry Done for theWorld?”also is perfect for reading byfamilies and friends of Masons,or forhanding to non-Masons who mayshow an interest in Masonry. It isgreat for giving to visitors at openhouses,fairs,and other publicevents.The brochure was written bynoted Masonic author JamesTresner,of Oklahoma. MIC givesthanks to the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma for permitting adapta-tion of its previous pamphlet.This brochure will be sold directly bythe Masonic Service Association,only inlots of 50.50 @ .27 = $13.50 *100 @ .25 = $25.00 *500 @ .23 = $115.00 *1,000 @ .20 = $200.00 ** Plus postageSend orders toMasonic Service Association8120 Fenton St.,Suite 203Silver Spring,MD 20910-4785or contact the MSA via e-mail:msana@ix.netcom.com
Grand Lodge A.F.& A.M.of MinnesotaAnnual Communication
April 12-13,2013
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