Monday, January 17, 2011
You are probably asking what Masonic Saturday is or was and what did I miss?
Well on Saturday, January 15Th I started the day off by attending the One Day To Masonry held at the Scottish Rite Temple in Minneapolis, MN. It was a great day as 63(the number I heard) new brothers were raised to the sublime Degree of a Master Mason. The saw some of the best ritual work in the State of MN. To the brothers who took part in the organization or participation in the degree work, my congratulations to you or your fine work and dedication to the craft. The coffee, doughnuts, rolls, and lunch were also great.
Next, I rushed home, changed clothes, and spent a little time with my wife, Kathy, before heading to Monticello, to watch the Job's Daughters Bethel #19 Installation which started at 6:00 pm. The Theme for this installation was "New Beginnings". This is very appropriates since Bethel #19 got a new start in 2008. when the brothers of Monticello Lodge #16 agree to support the Bethel and try and start or start Bethel #19. The installation was the first one for the Bethel in Monticello. Ashton Gergen was install as Honored Queen by the Installing Officer, Faye Swanstrom, her Grandmother. My congratulations to the Honored Queen and her officers. May you have a great term. While at the installation, I was talking to a brother from Alexandria, and he stated that they held a 3rd Degree for two brothers that morning.
Immediately after the Bethel Installation was over, I hopped in my truck and drove to Clearwater, MN for the Installation of Officers of Clearwater Lodge #28. Due to the snow storms a couple weeks ago, Clearwater needed to reschedule their installation. WB Terry Brockman was installed as the Master for the ensuing year. The Installing Officer was the out going Master, Gary Loomis and Installing Marshal was their District Representative, WB Chuck Anderson. Congratulation to the new officers installed for Clearwater Lodge #28.