Jan 12

Next Generation Membership Roundtable

Brothers,

You are invited to attend one of these meetings concerning Membership. The meetings will start at 9:00 AM, and will last until approximately 12:00 PM.

Your participation is warmly requested.

These meetings are intended to help Lodges around the state.

Our younger members are being asked help determine why retention is harder at their age. These meetings will be facilitated discussion groups held in 9 locations across the state on the same day, please come and bring your ideas! All Masons are welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you were in charge for a day what would you change/fix?

Next Generation Roundtable host locations
Saturday, February 6, 2016
9 am to 12:00 pm

Mount Nebo Lodge No. 297
107218 West High Street
Avoca, Iowa

Iowa Masonic Library
813 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA

Davenport Masonic Center
511 Veterans Memorial Pky
Davenport, IA

Des Moines Scottish Rite Center
519 Park St
Des Moines, IA

Clinton Lodge No. 15
52 ½ E Briggs Ave
Fairfield, IA

Mason City Masonic Center
304 1st St SE
Mason City, IA

Trial Lodge No. 532
787 Glenn Dr
Moville, IA

Twin Lakes Lodge No.478
504 5th St
Rockwell City, IA

West Union Lodge No. 69
132 S Vine ST
West Union, IA

Dec 19

GM DC Trip

2016 Grand Master’s Washington DC Trip

Art Crandon No Regalia

April 17 — 20, 2016
Flights from Des Moines and 3 nights in Washington DC

Price per Person – $999.00

Deposit – $250.00 per person by January 29th
Final Payment needed by February 26th
Embassy Suites Alexandria — Old Town
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Sep 24

Pillars of the Library

Pillar DoricPillars of the Library

The three principal officers in a Lodge are represented by three columns representing Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty. These columns correspond with three orders of architecture revered by Masons. They are Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. There should be Wisdom to contrive, Strength to support, and Beauty to adorn all important undertakings. With that in mind, I propose that we contrive a plan to support a fund to adorn that magnificent edifice we all own in Cedar Rapids, the Iowa Masonic Library and Museums.

My proposal is a three-year plan dedicated to raising money to perpetuate the upkeep of the Iowa Masonic Library and Museum Building. My goal is to raise $500,000.00 a year for each of the next 3 years. I am asking 500 members of the Craft or Lodges as a whole to each donate $1000.00 per year to the Iowa Masonic Library and Museums Building Endowment Fund. As a gift for your generous contribution, you will receive a column representing one of the original orders of architecture. The first year you will receive a Doric column followed by an Ionic and Corinthian. The Iowa Masonic Library and Museums Building Endowment Fund is a 501(c)(3) corporation so your gift is completely tax deductible.

I hope that you wish to participate in this program. We have a premier Library and Museum, but it requires a substantial amount of funding for upkeep and repair. All you need to do is send your check for $1000.00 to the Grand Secretary’s office designated to IMLMBEF. This program is purely voluntary, but think of the enormity of the situation. Don’t let the lapse of time, the ruthless hand of ignorance, or just plain apathy let our Library “fall in utter ruin”. Please give generously and help insure the future of our Iowa Masonic heritage.

 

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