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.
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.
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.
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.
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