The Master, Wardens & Brethren of Rossville Lodge #318
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Freemasonry is the world's largest and oldest fraternity. Our traditions are more than three centuries in the making and are founded upon the virtues of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. These are traditions and values our country's founding fathers held dear when forming the foundation of this great country. Good men of every race, religion, and ethnic origin still live daily lives seeded in these values and as such whole societies are the better for them. Goethe, a great Mason, said that talent may develop in solitude, but character is created in society. It is the fruit of fellowship. Genius may shine aloof and alone, like a star, but goodness is social, and it takes two men and God to make a Brother. We are tied together, seeking the truth which none may learn for another, and none may learn alone. No one of us is strong enough not to need the companionship of good men and the consecrations of good ideas. Here lies, perhaps, the deepest meaning and value of Masonry, it is a fellowship of men seeking goodness, and to yield ourselves to the influence, to be drawn into its spirit and quest, is to be made better than ourselves.
THANKSGIVING DINNER Approximately 52 members and guests shared in our Thanksgiving dinner this year. The food and fellowship was truly refreshing and enjoyed by all. Recognition goes out to our Dinner committee for a job well done. Steve Miller, chairman, Jim Lewis, Jerry Barnett, Larry Good and Scott Wagoner. Pictures uploaded to Members Only section.
Disaster Relief Appeal Our Brothers and their Lodges in the Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico jurisdictions are in need of our assistance. The Grand Lodges for both these jurisdictions have issued Disaster Relief Appeals in the wake of the horrific hurricanes that have devastated huge areas in these jurisdictions. Many of our Masonic Brethren have suffered tremendous loss due to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Both Grand Lodges have requested a Disaster Appeal through the Masonic Service Association of North America, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Please encourage your members and ask your Lodge to consider making donations to the MSA in support of this Disaster Relief Appeal. This gives all of us an opportunity to “Help, Aid and Assist” by providing “Relief to a Worthy Brother in Distress”. Donations may be made online at www.msa.com or, donations may be made by sending a check directly to the MSA. The checks should be made payable to MSA Disaster Relief Fund and be sent to 3905 National Drive, STE 280, Burtonsville, MD 20866. Please indicate that these donations are to go to the Texas and/or Florida Disaster Appeal.
New Patriot Database System The new Patriot database system became the database of record as of April 1, 2017. All members may now log into their personal Member Portal, create their account and begin looking around the site. Type into the address bar of their browser - members.indianafreemasons.com and click on “create your account” and follow the instructions. Remember that when creating your account the username and password are case sensitive. There are generally three reasons a person cannot log in: they do not have the correct preferred email address in the current Grand Lodge database, the member name is misspelled or the date of birth is incorrect. Please do not call the Grand Lodge Office with these issues; send your question or concern to firstname.lastname@example.org
200th Anniversary Pocket Jewel Grand Master Rodney A. Mann has commissioned a one of a kind custom pocket jewel to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Grand Lodge of Indiana. The cost is $25.00 and the Grand Lodge Officers have the jewels available for purchase as they travel around the state. They may also be purchased by visiting the Grand Lodge website and ordering online. The web address is www.indianafreemasons.com The online cost is $30.00 and includes shipping and handling.
Indiana Freemason 200th Anniversary Tribute Rifle Own a piece of history as Indiana Freemasonry celebrates 200 Years in the State of Indiana. This special edition Henry Silver Golden Boy 22 rifle is being custom made for any Freemason or gun collector in honor of Freemasonry in Indiana since January 12, 1818. The Grand Lodge of Indiana has partnered with Henry Repeating Arms Company and Blue River Arms of Shelbyville, Indiana to bring you this commemorative piece. This rifle is custom designed featuring the 200th Anniversary symbol and the seal of the Grand Lodge of Indiana. It will also feature special numbering “00057INGL200”. Visit www.indianafreemasons.com for more information and the order forms.