The Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of Rossville Lodge #318 welcome you to our website.
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. Not one of us is strong enough to not 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 its quest, and is to be made better than ourselves.
Ritual Workshop March 19th at Rossville Lodge Ritual Workshop for Carroll, Clinton and Tippecanoe Counties to be held: Monday, March 19th, 2018 Rossville Lodge # 318 Refreshments at 6:30 PM Ritual Workshop at 7:00 PM State Road 26, West Edge of Town of Rossville, IN
Topics for Discussion :
Taking Ballot Wardens talk to SD, Master talks to Candidate SW, don't get ahead of candidate on step Taking up pass, Deacons go to west of altar EA degree, stewards outside of lodge room One candidate until after prayer Master puts hand on candidate on obligation Do not prepare candidate ahead of time EA 2nd half, stewards go to altar FC Wardens on stair lecture MM two candidates in first half 2d half, one candidate until body in rubbish of temple twelve go to grave Master gets on five points of fellowship only one time Master demonstrates grand hailing sign of distress lectures given by memory, not read Must have seven Master Masons of lodge present to open on any meeting
Boy Scout Breakfast By purchasing a couple hundred dollars worth of breakfast supplies, Rossville Lodge 318 assisted their local Boy Scout Troop earn money for their upcoming scouting activities. The lodge prepared the Biscuits and Gravy, eggs, fried potatoes and pancakes and the scout troop took care of all advertising, serving and clean up. The breakfast served 105 hungry patrons and after all the free will offerings were tallied, the Troop had earned $1124. The troop uses the money to camp each month and take high adventure trips.
March 5th. Deadline for dues payments. All dues must be in the hands of the Secretary by March 5th. Any members who have not paid their dues or who have not contacted the lodge for assistance by March 5th, will formally be charged for Non Payment of dues and may be suspended at that time.
Valentines Dinner Valentines dinner will be February 5th, before our usual stated meeting. The dinner will begin at 6 pm and is a time for us as men to show our appreciation for the loved ones in our lives. Jim Lewis and his committee are working hard to bring the dinner together. He request that all who plan to attend, let him or Worshipful John Washam know so they can make proper arrangements.
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.
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.. For Information about the Rifle Click Here To Order the Rifle Click Here