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Indiana Freemasons Latest News http://www.indianafreemasons.com Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:09:05 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Founders' Day - January 14, 2017 http://www.indianafreemasons.com/news/founders-day-january-18-2014.html http://www.indianafreemasons.com/news/founders-day-january-18-2014.html Founders' Day - January 14, 2017

The 54th annual Founders' Day of the Grand Lodge of Indiana will be on Saturday January 14, 2017. This event will be a time of entertainment, education and inspiration for the the new Officers in the Symbolic Lodges. Fellowship and education for persoanl growth are very important parts of the Masonic experience. This year we are looking forward to meeting many new Brothers and seeing lots of old friends. Registering for this event is mandatory so we can prepare for parking, seating and meals. Click the registration link below for member registration.

Click here to register

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pr@indianafreemasons.com (Randy Zentz) News Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:40:17 -0500
Grand Master's Florida Visitation - February 6 - 10, 2017 http://www.indianafreemasons.com/news/grand-master-s-florida-visitation.html http://www.indianafreemasons.com/news/grand-master-s-florida-visitation.html Grand Master's Florida Visitation - February 6 - 10, 2017

Grand Master Carey B. Carter looks forward to visiting with our many Brothers and Sisters in the State of Florida. It's not surprising that the second largest location to find Indiana Freemasons is the State of Florida. After all those Midwestern winters it's the perfect place to get some relief.

 

During the week of February 6 – 10, 2017 we have scheduled 3 luncheons in central Florida; there we will share fellowship, information about your Indiana Masonic Home at Compass Park and present several worthy Brothers their Fifty Year Award of Gold. All luncheons will have registration beginning at 11:30 a.m. with Lunch served at 12:00 (noon). Indiana Freemasons and one (1) guest will be complimentary, additional guests are always welcome, we ask for $15.00 to help cover some of the expense. 

 

We hope you will promote this event in your area and get all our Brothers to these events. Our greatest challenge is not having all the contact information of our full and part time Florida residents and we need your help to get the word out.

To register for the event in your area, you can go to the Grand Lodge website at www.indianafreemasons.com or the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation website http://imhf.org/  

 

Florida Schedule - Please Note: ***Two (2) New Locations*** 

 

11:30 am Registration - 12:00 (noon) Lunch

 

Monday February 6, 2017 - Lakeland, Florida at  Hilton Garden Inn***

 

Hilton Garden Inn

3839 Don Emerson Dr

Lakeland, FL 33811

Phone: (863) 647-0066

 


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Wednesday February 8, 2017 - Sarasota, Florida at Sahib Shrine

 

Sahib Shrine

600 N Beneva Rd

Sarasota, FL 34232

Phone: (941) 366-4449

 

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 Friday February 10, 2017 - Bonita Springs, Florida at DeRomo’s Restaurant***

DeRomo’s Restaurant

26811 S Bay Dr #140

Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Phone: (239) 325-3583

 

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If you are having trouble registering or have additional questions, please contact Megan Schmidt at the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation 317-637-9582, email, mschmidt@imhf.org or the Grand Lodge Office 317-634-7904 for assistance.

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scott@genung.com (Scott Genung) News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:14:03 -0400
Disaster Relief Appeal for Louisiana http://www.indianafreemasons.com/news/disaster-relief-appeal-for-south-carolina.html http://www.indianafreemasons.com/news/disaster-relief-appeal-for-south-carolina.html Disaster Relief Appeal for Louisiana

Fueled by drenching rainstorms, massive flooding in Louisiana has damaged and destroyed many homes and buildings, with some 70,000 persons reportedly displaced. Described as “mammoth” and “catastrophic” flooding, conditions were caused by huge rainfall.  For example, Baton Rouge received 19 inches of rain in 15 hours.

The magnitude of the storm was described by the American Red Cross as the  “worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy” in 2012.

Recovery is expected to take months, and the lack of good communications is still causing issues in finding information and victims.

The Grand Lodge of Louisiana reported that two Lodge buildings have been heavily flooded, and the building of the Scottish Rite Valley of Baton Rouge, which houses an additional three Lodges, incurred significant amounts of flooding and damage.  Many Masons and Masonic families are among the 70,000 displaced.

           

 The Masonic Service Association (MSA) has established a Disaster Relief Fund for Louisiana, with all donations received to be transferred directly to the Grand Lodge of Louisiana for distribution to those in need. 

Please forward to the MSA such donations, which you feel appropriate to help our devastated Brothers, their families, and others in this stricken jurisdiction.Please make checks payable to MSA Disaster Relief Fund and send to: Masonic Service Association, 3905 National Drive, Suite 280, Burtonsville, MD  20866. When remitting funds to the MSA in response to this appeal, please mark checks, “Louisiana Appeal.”

            Also, donations may be made on MSA’S webpage – www.msana.com -- with the use of a credit card.  Such donations allow relief funds to be available sooner.

            MSA is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.

            Thank you very much for your help.

           

             Most sincerely and fraternally,

             George O. Braatz, PGM

             Executive Secretary

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scott@genung.com (Scott Genung) News Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:25:28 -0400
Grand Lodge F&AM of Indiana Lewis Jewel http://www.indianafreemasons.com/news/grand-lodge-f-am-of-indiana-lewis-jewel.html http://www.indianafreemasons.com/news/grand-lodge-f-am-of-indiana-lewis-jewel.html Grand Lodge F&AM of Indiana Lewis Jewel

The Grand Master has approved the Lewis Jewel to be worn by Master Masons who are members of the Grand Lodge of Indiana who meet the program criteria. The Jewel represents a father and son who are both Masons, and may be worn at the discretion of the member for Masonic events. You may purchase the Jewel by filling out the order form.

 

Click to Download Order Form 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is an operative Mason’s Lewis tool?

A. A Lewis is a simple but ingenious device employed by operative Masons to raise heavy blocks of dressed stone into place. It consists of three metal parts: two wedge-shaped side pieces, and a straight center piece, that fit together. A dovetailed recess is cut into the top of the stone block. The two outer pieces are inserted first and then spread by the insertion of the centerpiece. The three parts are then bolted together, a metal ring or shackle is attached and the block is hoisted by hook, rope and pulley. By this means, the block is gripped securely. Once set in its place in the structure, the Lewis is removed leaving the upper surface smooth with no clamp or chains on the outside to interfere with the laying of the next course. 

Q. What is a Lewis?

A. A speculative Lewis is the son, natural or adopted of a Mason or one who meets the criteria.

Q. My father or other qualified relation is not a Master Mason in Indiana. Am I eligible?

A. Yes

Q. My step father is a Mason. Are we eligible?

A. Yes.

Q. My father was not a Mason, but my grandfather was a Mason. Am I eligible?

A. No.

Q. My father is a deceased Mason. Am I eligible?

A. Yes.

Q. I can trace my Masonic pedigree back four direct generations. Do I qualify for four bars?

A. Yes.

Q. May both my father and I both wear the Jewel?

A. Yes.

Q. Who pays for the Jewel?

A. You pay for it.

Q. Is there any paperwork or verification required?

A. No. You took an obligation, and your oath is your verification.

Q. Who engraves the name?

A. The Grand Lodge Office has a separate plate engraved for each name bar and it is applied when you receive the Jewel by removing the paper, exposing the sticky glue and sticking it on properly.

Q. How long does it take to process the order?

A. Up to 30 days from the date it is received in the Grand Lodge Office.  It is shipped to the address indicated on the order form.

Q. Is there a presentation ceremony?

Y. It is currently being revised and will be included with the Jewel when ordered in the future.

 

Click here for order form

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is an operative Mason’s Lewis tool?
A. A Lewis is a simple but ingenious device employed by operative Masons to raise heavy blocks of dressed stone into place. It consists of three metal parts: two wedge-shaped side pieces, and a straight center piece, that fit together. A dovetailed recess is cut into the top of the stone block. The two outer pieces are inserted first and then spread by the insertion of the centerpiece. The three parts are then bolted together, a metal ring or shackle is attached and the block is hoisted by hook, rope and pulley. By this means, the block is gripped securely. Once set in its place in the structure, the Lewis is removed leaving the upper surface smooth with no clamp or chains on the outside to interfere with the laying of the next course.

Q. What is a Lewis?
A. A speculative Lewis is the son, natural or adopted of a Mason or one who meets the criteria.

Q. My father or other qualified relation is not a Master Mason in Indiana. Am I eligible?

A. Yes

Q. My step father is a Mason. Are we eligible?
A. Yes.

Q. My father was not a Mason, but my grandfather was a Mason. Am I eligible?
A. No.

Q. My father is a deceased Mason. Am I eligible?
A. Yes.

Q. I can trace my Masonic pedigree back four direct generations. Do I qualify for four bars?
A. Yes.

Q. May both my father and I both wear the Jewel?
A. Yes.

Q. Who pays for the Jewel?
A. You pay for it.

Q. Is there any paperwork or verification required?
A. No. You took an obligation, and your oath is your verification.

Q. Who engraves the name?

A. The Grand Lodge Office has a separate plate engraved for each name bar and it is applied when you receive the Jewel by removing the paper, exposing the sticky glue and sticking it on properly.

Q. How long does it take to process the order?

A. Up to 30 days from the date it is received in the Grand Lodge Office.  It is shipped to the address indicated on the order form.

Q. Is there a presentation ceremony?

Y. It is currently being revised and will be included with the Jewel when ordered in the future.

 

Click here for order form

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scott@genung.com (Scott Genung) News Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:38:10 -0500