HOWELL LODGE #38 FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS
CHARTERED JANUARY 10, 1850401 West Grand River Ave., Howell, Michigan (517) 546-1460
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Web Site: www.howell38.com
David D. Finney, WM (517) 552-8733 Jay Drick, PM Treas. (517) 546-5601 William New, PM Sec (517) 546-8564
Brothers of Howell Lodge #38 F&AM,
The fleeting days of summer and the rapid approach of autumn brings a renewal of rivalries between theWolverines and Spartans and numerous other college and high school football teams. The changing season alsobrings a resurrection of light as our Masonic Lodge has been mostly dark during the months of July and August. Ihope the summer respite has rekindled your spirit of commitment to Howell Lodge #38 F&AM and that you willstrive this autumn to attend meetings, participate in degree work, strengthen friendships and enjoy socialactivities at our lodge.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Temple Board will meet at 6:00 pm.
All members are welcome to attendTemple Board meetings that are conducted in Fellowship Hall.
Regular Blue Lodge will commence at 7:00 pm
and JW Doug Belser will provide ample food to nourish our spirits following the business meeting.
A date will be set at the September 4
meeting to raise three Fellowcrafts to the degree of Master Mason.
Probable dates will be either Wednesday, September 18 or Saturday, September 21. It will be difficult butpossible to raise all three FCs on Wednesday evening. Saturday permits extra time and less pressure to completethe degree work. Please mark these tentative dates in your calendars and plan to participate in this work. Wealways need your assistance to provide the candidates a memorable and meaningful experience as they begintheir journeys along Masonic pathways.
The Livingston Chapter of DeMolay are conducting a degree for any Master Mason that would like tobe initiated as a Senior DeMolay. This degree will be done at Howell’s Lodge and the cost per individual is $75.00.The Livingston Chapter of DeMolay does outstanding degree work and has received awards at state and regionalconclaves. The young men in DeMolay represent the next generation of Master Masons. You might consider joining them as a Senior DeMolay.
A summary of July and August activities: July 18
the Lodge sponsored another poker tournament atNorthville Downs. This event was extremely successful and the Lodge made $3,368.50 profit. Thanks to thefollowing Brothers for working this tournament: Doug Belser, Dale Buxton, Jesse Davey, Dave Finney, Jeff Hanson,Josh Kley, Bill New, Steve New, Al Parr, Kris Sundberg, Mike Swanson and Bob Vogt.
EA, FC and MM degrees were conducted for Benjamin and David Finney. There was anamazing turnout of 45 Brothers including officers from Grand Lodge and six other Blue Lodges. Ben Finney wason leave from the Marine Corps and his brother David III was preparing to leave for college. The window of opportunity to bring these young men into Masonry was very limited but with guidance from BGP Bill New,Grand Tiler Jerry Blomquist , Grand Lecturer Tom Braun, Past Grand Master Dean Barr, Past Grand Steward MarkLazar, DDI Frank Peters, Danny Myers and many other Brothers, Ben and David were raised as Master Masons.During the presentations Don Galway, representing Royal Arch Masonry , presented Ben, David III and theirfather with the Lewis Award. This was the first time that award has been presented at Howell’s Lodge. On apersonal note, to all Brothers who participated in their raising, please accept a most sincere and heartfelt “ThankYou” for guiding these young men on their Masonic journey.
the Annual All Lodges Masonic Picnic was held at the International Society Grounds. A great crowd,including a PM from Vincennes, Indiana, enjoyed fellowship and food that included savory pulled pork andsucculent chicken. If you missed this year’s picnic, put it on the calendar for next August.